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April 5, 2001

Services planned

Nathaniel Earl Campbell, 21, of Greenville died Sunday in a Dallas hospital. Services are pending with Grundy Funeral Home.

Richard Lee Overstreet, 30, of Quinlan, graveside service 11 a.m. today at Weaver Cemetery. Quinlan-LyBrand Funeral Home in charge.

Dean Hopkins
EMORY " Dean Hopkins, 79, of Emory died Tuesday at her home. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rodney Williams officiating. Burial is in Cathedral in the Pines in Tyler.
Born July 30, 1921 in Malakoff, she was the daughter of Samuel Orr and Rosa Lee Veach Riley. She was married to Joseph W. Hopkins on Dec. 8, 1945 in Houston.
Mrs. Hopkins was a homemaker and a member of Emory Baptist Church.
She is survived by a son, Terry M. Hopkins; two daughters, Brenda Joyce Wales and Joanna Lee Burch; sisters Alice Mae Bissett and Francis Wilkinson; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her husband; a son, Gary Wayne Hopkins; sister Marjorie Bess and brothers Jamison R. Riley and Samuel Orr Riley Jr.
Pallbearers are Steven Kennedy, Robert Wells, Daniel Wells, Gary Burch, Mike Hopkins and Ernest Holman.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Jacqueline Motes
EMORY " Jacqueline A. Motes, 63, of Emory died Tuesday at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. today at the Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Diller officiating. Burial is in Emory City Cemetery.
The daughter of John Taylor and Emily Brydon, she was born in South Hall, England. She was married to William Eugene Motes in England in 1957.
Mrs. Motes was a homemaker and was a member of Emory United Methodist Church.
She is survived by sons Loyd Motes of Tyler and Richard Motes of Peru, Ind.; a daughter, Elizabeth Shoemaker of Tyler; three brothers, Toby Taylor, Johnny Taylor and Jimmy Taylor, all of England; sister Patsy Marshall of England; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Her husband preceded her in death.
Sons and friends are pallbearers.

Barbara Roberts
Barbara Ann Roberts, 64, of Greenville died Wednesday morning at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday 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; 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.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Dorothy Sommers
POTWIN, Kan. " Dorothy N. Sommers, 85, of Potwin, Kan. died Tuesday in Newton, Kan. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Potwin Christian Church with Rev. Rick McNary officiating. Burial will be in Potwin Cemetery.
Born June 28, 1915 in Richland, Kan., she was the daughter of Joseph G. Mead and Ethel Susie Huyett. She graduated from Potwin High School. On Aug. 17, 1933 she was married to John Sommers in El Dorado, Kan.
Mrs. Sommers was a member of First Christian Church where she served as choir director of adult and children choirs and served as a deaconess. She was a member of the Golden Age Club.
Mrs. Sommers was a past president of the Potwin PTA and served on the Board of Equalization for the protested land acquisition when the Kansas Turnpike was built.
Surviving are sons Richard L. Sommers of Emporia, Kan., Paul M. Sommers of Salina, Kan. and Bill G. Sommers of Greenville; a daughter, Sue Jackson of Potwin, Kan.; sister Wilma Sommers of Potwin, Kan.; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, John Sommers and two grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to King Park in Potwin.
Visitation is from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Bob Lamb Funeral Home in Whitewater, Kan.

April 4, 2001

Services planned

Nathaniel Earl Campbell, 21, of Greenville died Sunday in a Dallas hospital. Services are pending with Grundy Funeral Home.

Daisy Bell Berry, 80, of Leonard, 11 a.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Leonard. Burial in Leonard Cemetery.

Olen T. "Pappy" Knowles, 81, of Dalworthington, 10 a.m. today at Moore & Sons Funeral Home, Bowen Road Chapel with burial at 3 p.m. at Wilson Chapel Cemetery in Kaufman County.

Joe LaFavers, 88, of Greenville, graveside service 1:30 p.m. today at Lane Cemetery west of Celeste in the Lane community. Lynch Alernative Funeral Service in charge.

Clarice Thompson, 84, of Emory, 11 a.m. today at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Pilgrim Rest No. 1 Cemetery.

Marvin Hugh Walker of Gatesville, 10 am. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel.

Richard Overstreet
QUINLAN " Richard Lee Overstreet, 30, of Quinlan died Tuesday at Medical City in Dallas. A graveside service is scheduled at 11 a.m. Thursday at Weaver Cemetery with Edward Ruff officiating.
He was born Aug. 20, 1970 in Dallas to Roy and Martha Mylloyd Overstreet.
Mr. Overstreet is survived by his wife, Serena Overstreet of Quinlan; two sons, Lewis and Johnathon Overstreet and two brothers, Roy and Randy Overstreet.
Quinlan LyBrand Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Vaughn Sellers
QUINLAN " Vaughn Hyllie Sellers, 56, of Quinlan died Sunday at Lakepointe Medical Center in Rowlett. Funeral services are at 1 p.m. today at Quinlan LyBrand Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Raymond Boulter Jr. officiating. Burial is in Memoryland Memorial Park in Greenville.
Born in Conway, Ark. on Oct. 17, 1944, he was the son of George and Magleen Rentals Sellers. Mr. Sellers was a truck driver and he was a Baptist.
Surviving are his mother; a son, Roger Sellers; a daughter, Robin Ramis; brother George Sellers; a sister, Georgia Bowen; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

April 2, 2001

Services planned

Nathaniel Earl Campbell, 21, of Greenville died Sunday in a Dallas hospital. Services are pending with Grundy Funeral Home.

Olen T. "Pappy" Knowles, 81, of Dalworthington, 10 a.m. Wednesday at Moore & Sons Funeral Home, Bowen Road Chapel with burial at 3 p.m. at Wilson Chapel Cemetery in Kaufman County.

James Morrow
FARMERSVILLE " James D. "Jimmy" Morrow, 98, of Farmersville died Saturday at North Central Medical Center, McKinney. Services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Farmersville Church of Christ. Burial is in Thompson Cemetery in Copeville
Mr. Morrow was born on October 11, 1902 in Farmersville. He married Thelma Montgomery on November 28, 1925.
He was a farmer and rancher and a member of the Farmersville Church of Christ.
Surviving are his wife; a son, Carl Morrow of Farmersville; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m.today at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home, Inc. , which is in charge of arrangements.

April 1, 2001

Services planned

J.C. Branton of Greenville, 4 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Memoryland Memorial Park.

Harold Jordan, 82, of Lone Oak, 2 p.m. today at First Church of Nazarene in Greenville. Lynch Alternative Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Myrtle Lula Ethridge of Greenville, 2 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Brigham Cemetery, Campbell.

Bobby Gene Wolfe of Greenville, 2:30 p.m. today at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Memoryland Memorial Park.

J.C. Branton
J.C. Branton. 82, of Greenville died Friday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tommy Weems and Rev. Mike Wyatt officiating. Burial will be in Memoryland Memorial Park.
He was born on March 17, 1919, in Kent, Okla., to David A. and Dora Saffel Branton. He married Dorothy Coats on July 5, 1947, in Greenville. He was a carpenter and a veteran of the United States Army. He was a Mason and a member of Park Street Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife; daughters Sharon Dawson of Greenville and Pam Littleton of Stephenville; a brother, Harry Branton of Norman, Okla.; a sister, Grace Dixon of San Francisco, Calif.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Fred Branton, a brother and two sisters.
Pallbearers will be Sean Dawson, Brian Dawson, Mark Littleton, Shannon Coats, David Watson and Donald Grissom.

Harold Jordan
LONE OAK " Harold Jordan, 82, of Lone Oak died Saturday at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the First Church of the Nazarene in Greenville with Rev. Darrell E. Keith officiating. Burial will be at Hooker Cemetery in Lone Oak.
He was born on Sept. 25, 1918, in Pierre, S.D., to Arthur Howard and Cynthia Mae Pittman Jordan. He was a retired chef and a member of Riverside Baptist Church in Riverside, California.
Surviving are a son, Paul Jordan of Pahrump, Nev.; daughters, Kathy Bell of Lone Oak and Kim Jordan of Pahrump, Nev.; a sister, Dorthy Niebaum of Sioux City, Iowa, and ten grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Jean R. Jordan on July 4, 2000.
 

Olen T. "Pappy" Knowles
ARLINGTON " Olen T. "Pappy" Knowles, 81, of Dalworthington Gardens died Friday at Arlington. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Moore & Sons Funeral Home, Bowen Road Chapel. Burial will be at 3 p.m. at Wilson Chapel Cemetery in Kaufman County.
He was born June 10, 1919. He was a retired mechanic for Temco, LTV, E-Systems. He was a Mason and a member of Grand Prairie Saddle Club and Epworth Methodist Church, Arlington.
Surviving are his wife Clarice; a son, Olen Knowles Jr.; daughters, Cathy Wright and Mary Mundy; a brother, Ernie Knowles; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

March 30, 2001

Services planned

Mary Eugene Cherry, 71, of Greenville, graveside service 10 a.m. today at Memoryland Memorial Park. Coker-Mathews Funeral Home in charge.

Beverly Marion Hardin, 76, of Greenville, 10 a.m. Saturday at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home Chape in Farmersville. Burial in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Farmersville.

Allen Belcher Norcross, 68, of Wolfe City, graveside service 2 p.m. today at Suggs Cemetery. R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home of Wolfe City is in charge of arrangements.

Christopher Lee Vieau, 22, of Commerce, 2 p.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Greenville. Burial Memoryland Memorial Park in Greenville. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Pemberton Funeral Home of Commerce.

Bobby Gene Wolfe, 66, of Greenville died Tuesday at his residence. Funeral services 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Peters Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Memoryland Memorial Park. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Sanaa Bell
Sanaa Shi'Ann Bell, newborn, of Wolfe City died March 24. There is a graveside service at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Wolfe City with Rev. R.L. Price officiating.
She was born in Dallas March 24, 2001 to James Bell and Kristen Hashaway. She was a member of New Beginning Church of God in Christ in Wolfe City.
Surviving are grandparents Howard and Donnie Willis of Greenville and Elaine Hashaway of Wolfe City and great-grandparents Ozie Hashaway of Wolfe City and Catherine Shaw of Greenville.
Pallbearers are friends of the family.
Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home of Greenville is in charge of arrangements.

Gussie Brown
Gussie Mae Brown of Greenville died Tuesday night at Briarcliff Health Center. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wesley United Methodist Church with Rev. Mike Nichols and Rev. Randell Rather officiating. Burial is in East Mount Cemetery.
Born in Hunt County on April 27, 1906, she was the daughter of David Crockett Shrader and Emma Lou White Shrader. She was married to E. Hillyard "Hilly" Brown on Dec. 24, 1933 in Campbell.
She retired from the Greenville High School cafeteria. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church since 1937 and was a member of the Joy-Spurlock Sunday School Class and United Methodist Women.
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Jimmie S. and Kay Brown of Aurora, Colo.; a daughter, Mary Sue Brown of Greenville; sister and brother-in-law Leona and Jack Warren of Greenville; a sister, Mattie Lou Gilbert of Houston; grandchildren Sharon Davis of Tacoma, Wash., Ronald Brown of Allen, Sandra Russell of Brooklyn Park, Minn. and Steven Brown of Denver, Colo.; 11 great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband on Feb. 28, 1981; brothers Arlo Shrader, Robert Shrader and Noel Shrader and sisters Billye Floyce Shrader and Juanita Grego.
Pallbearers are Robert Morris, Rex Bunch, Dr. Dee McCrary, Charles Sivley, Ronald Chetlin and Dennis Moser. Art Hopper is an honorary pallbearer.
Memorials may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

Martha Cook
ROCKWALL " Martha Jane "Janie" Cook, 98, longtime resident of Rockwall died Wednesday in Rowlett. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Saturday in the M.L. Jones Chapel at First Baptist Church in Rockwall with Dr. Ervin Cook and pastor Steve Swofford officiating. Burial is in Rest Haven Memorial Park.
She was born Jan. 23, 1903 in Wood County to John Wiley and Rebecca Agnes Price George. Mrs. Cook was a member of the First Baptist Church of Rockwall.
Surviving are two daughters, Syble Wright of Fate and Veta N. Jolley of Rowlett; two sons, Ervin Cook of Tuscaloosa, Ala. and John Cook of Sanger; a sister, Mirtie Brooks of McAlester, Okla.; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, O.T. Cook; daughter Rosie Cook; daughter Frances Little and a grandson.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Rest Haven Funeral Home-Rockwall Chapel.
Henrietta Powell
SULPHUR SPRINGS " Funeral services for Henrietta Powell, 93, of Cumby are at 2 p.m. today at the Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Tarrant officiating. Burial is in Cumby Cemetery. She died Wednesday evening at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.
The daughter of James Thomas and Lela Reding Little, she was born Feb. 3, 1908 in Lone Oak. She married Otis Pierce "Happy" Powell on July 31, 1932 in Lone Oak.
Mrs. Powell was a homemaker. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Campbell.
Mrs. Powell is survived by a son, Billy Wayne Powell of Cumby; a daughter, Katherine Janette Powell of Cumby; three sisters, Mattie Horton of Mesquite, Mildred Weeks of Sulphur Springs and Viola Dodson of Point; a brother, Hugh T. Little of Point; three grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1983; a son, Tommy Powell; one granddaughter and seven brothers.
Pallbearers are Maurice Akin, Tommy Sanderson, Kevin Green, Christopher Bennett, Jeremy Bennett, Shane Powell and Kyle Mathes.

Bertha Wilson
Bertha Mae Wilson of Greenville died March 23 in Dallas. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bethel AME Church of Greenville with Rev. R.C. Wren officiating. Burial is in Grundy Memorial Park.
She was born June 21, 1936 in Greenville, daughter of Eston and Cornelia Parson. She was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church. She graduated from Booker T. Washington School in 1955.
Surviving are three sons, Willie Frank Wilson of Dallas, Tommy Earl Wilson of Dallas and Steven DeRay Wilson of Greenville; two brothers, Frank Parson of Garland and Eddie Davis of Greenville; a sister, Berdie Bell Jones of Greenville and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Friends of the family are pallbearers.
There is a wake from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home Chapel.

March 29, 2001

Services planned

Annie Tipps Basil, 87, Greenville, graveside service 2 p.m. today at Burns Cemetery in Trenton. Earnheart Funeral Home of Whitewright in charge.

Gussie Mae Brown of Greenville died Tuesday night at Briarcliff Health Center. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wesley United Methodist Church with Rev. Mike Nichols and Rev. Randall Rather officiating. Burial in East Mount Cemetery. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

Raymond T. Gray, 75, of Greenville, 11 a.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Tidwell Cemetery.

Oleta Joyce Lipsey, 62, of Wills Point, 11 a.m. today at Herschel LyBrand Funeral Home Chapel in Wills Point. Burial in Memoryland Memorial Park in Greenville.

Imogene Mahan, 78, of Lone Oak, 1:30 p.m. today at Lone Oak Baptist Church. Burial in Pilgrim's Rest No. 1 Cemetery near Emory. Bartley Funeral Home in charge.

Allen Belcher Norcross, 68, of Wolfe City, 10:30 a.m. today at R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home Chapel in Wolfe City. Burial in Suggs Cemetery, 2 p.m. Friday.

Christopher Lee Vieau, 22, of Commerce, 2 p.m. Saturday at Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints in Greenville. Burial Memoryland Memorial Park in Greenville. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Pemberton Funeral Home of Commerce.

Bobby Gene Wolfe, 66, of Greenville died Tuesday at his residence. Funeral services 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Peters Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Memoryland Memorial Park. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Billie Ruth Wright, 76, of Quinlan, graveside service 2 p.m. today at I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Quinlan LyBrand Funeral Home in charge.

Mary Cherry
Mary Eugene Cherry, 71, of Greenville died Tuesday night at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. There is a graveside service at 10 a.m. Friday at Memoryland Memorial Park with Rev. Jerry Mizer and Rev. Ann Trahan officiating.
Born in Celeste on Jan. 4, 1930, she was the daughter of Maxie Raymond Morris and Flossie Louella Ausburn. She was married to John Henry Cherry on Nov. 30, 1962 in Freestone County.
Mrs. Cherry was a homemaker and she was a Baptist.
Surviving are cousins Annie Malcolm and Patricia Sealy of Greenville and Mary Walker of Quitman and several other cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a brother.
Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

Beverly Hardin
FARMERSVILLE " Beverly Marion Hardin, 76, of Greenville died at her residence Wednesday. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mark Vowell officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
The daughter of Brenard Huey Jean and Marjorie Glass Jean, she was born June 7, 1924 in Farmersville. She and Dewey Eugene Hardin were married in Greenville on June 7, 1941.
Mrs. Hardin was a homemaker. She was a member of Westview Methodist Church in Greenville.
She is survived by a daughter, Kandis Hinojosa of Ruston, La.; a son, Kelly Hardin of Greenville; two sisters, Brenda Greer Craft of Mexia and Jessie Morgan of Greenville; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

March 28, 2001

Services planned

Annie Tipps Basil, 87, Greenville, graveside service 2 p.m. Thursday at Burns Cemetery in Trenton. Earnheart Funeral Home of Whitewright in charge.

Oleta Joyce Lipsey, 62, of Wills Point, 11 a.m. Thursday at Herschel LyBrand Funeral Home Chapel in Wills Point. Burial in Memoryland Memorial Park, Greenville. Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. today at funeral home.

Juanita Gail Stephens Martin, 60, of Ferris, graveside service 10:30 a.m. today at Weiland Cemetery. Lynch Alternative Funeral Service Inc. in charge.

Allen Belcher Norcross, 68, of Wolfe City, 10:30 a.m. Thursday at R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home Chapel in Wolfe City. Burial in Suggs Cemetery, 2 p.m. Friday. Visitation 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Loretta O'Neal, 84, of Rockwall, 11 a.m. today at Rest Haven Funeral Home-Rockwall Chapel. Burial in Rest Haven Memorial Park.

Raymond Gray
Raymond T. Gray, 75, of Greenville died Tuesday morning at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Combs and Rev. Randell Rather officiating. Burial is in Tidwell Cemetery.
The son of Andrew Gray and Maggie Mitchell Gray, he was born March 31, 1925 in Rockwall County. He married Della Holman in Dallas July 3, 1952. She preceded him in death May 9, 1981. He and Betty Holt were married Nov. 14, 1981 in Dallas.
Mr. Gray served in the U.S. Army. He was a farmer and was a member of Tidwell Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife of Greenville; son Russell Gray of Greenville; stepsons Jimmy Wright of Rosharon and Bill Wright of Grand Prairie; a stepdaughter, Kathy George of Hot Springs, Ark.; two sisters, Berniece Lewis of Dallas and Bettye McCrary of Georgetown; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A son, Randy Gray, preceded him in death in 1982.
Pallbearers are Roy Hogge, James Adams, Tim George, Bill Wright, Chris Gray and Chad Gray. Clovis Emmerson will serve as honorary pallbearer.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Robert Ingram
FARMERSVILLE " Robert Milton Ingram, 60, of Blue Ridge died Monday at North Central Medical in McKinney. A graveside service is at 10 a.m. today at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Farmersville.
He was born Nov. 27, 1940 in Greenwood, Miss. to Milton and Anna Laura Ingram. He was a delivery driver.
Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mattie Ivie
EMORY " Mattie Luckett Ivie, 88, of Emory, died Monday at Green Acres Nursing Home in Emory. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at Emory Baptist Church with Rev. Leo Trimble and Floyd Dean Trimble officiating. Burial is in Smyrna Cemetery.
The aughter of G.W. and Florence Woodson Luckett, she was born Oct. 26, 1912 in Rains County. On Aug. 18, 1934 she was married to Clarence Ivie in Emory.
She was a school teacher in Rains County, retiring after 43 years. She was a member of Emory Baptist Church.
Mrs. Ivie is survived by a brother, G.W. Luckett of Canton and sisters Dollie Trimble of Emory and Bettie Florence Black of Turlock, Calif.
Pallbearers are Billy Gene Trimble, Harrel Luckett, James Luckett, Ellie Wayne Luckett, Ronnie Luckett, Jerry Luckett and Tom Luckett. Roy Luckett and James "Bo" Bullock are honorary pallbearers.
Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home of Emory is in charge of arrangements.

Jimmie Lemons
POINT " Jimmie W. Lemons, 69, of Lone Oak died March 22 in Greenville. No services are planned.
Born July 28, 1931 in Gainesville, he was the son of William Earl and Gladys Bryant Lemons. He worked in metal construction.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Lemons; sons Tim Lemons, Steve Lemons, Perry Lemons, Jimbo Lemons, Shane Lemons, Shale Lemons and Daniel Wheeler; two daughters, Sheryl Klutts and Marta Smith; brothers Richard Lemons, Barney Lemons, Doc Lemons and Roy Lemons; two sisters, Gertie McGill and Opal Travelstead; 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son-in-law and two grandchildren.
Point Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Imogene Mahan
LONE OAK " Imogene Mahan, 78, of Lone Oak died Monday at Greencrest Nursing Center. Funeral services are at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Lone Oak Baptist Church with Rev. Jacqueline Harmon and Rev. Robert Cook officiating. Burial is in Pilgrim's Rest No. 1 Cemetery near Emory.
She was born Feb. 28, 1923, daughter of W.E. and Odar Hill Chapman. In 1940 she was married to Hubert Mahan. She graduated from Lone Oak High School and was a member of Lone Oak Baptist Church.
Mrs. Mahan lived in Garland for many years but returned to Lone Oak in 1988. She retired from Recognition Equipment with 25 years' service.
Mrs. Mahan is survived by a brother, Charlie Chapman of Austin and two sisters, Margie Flowers of Lone Oak and Johnnie Pickle of Newsone.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1968 and six brothers and one sister.
Nephews are pallbearers.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Bartley Funeral Home.

Elvie Monk
FARMERSVILLE " Elvie Marie Monk, 89, of Fort Worth died Monday at Harris Methodist Hospital in Bedford. A graveside service is at 11:30 a.m. today at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Princeton with Rev. Doug Miller officiating.
The daughter of Willie Oscar Hickman and Beulah Hickman, she was born Nov. 11, 1911 in Farmersville. She and Silas Monk were married in Farmersville on Oct. 29, 1929.
She was a homemaker and was a member of St. Luke's Methodist Church in Haltom City.
Mrs. Monk is survived by two daughters, Martha N. Smith of Fort Worth and Brenda Brock of Grand Prairie; a sister, Norma Jean Wade of Grand Prairie; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Christopher Vieau
COMMERCE " Christopher Lee Vieau, 22, of Commerce died Sunday in Dallas. Funeral services are at Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints in Greenville at 2 p.m. Saturday with Bishop Philip Sanders officiating. Burial is in Memoryland Memorial Park in Greenville.
Born April 17, 1978 in Trenton Ontario, Canada, he was the son of Bryon Vieau and Linda Sutherland Vieau. He moved to Commerce in 1988 from Abilene and graduated from Commerce High School in 1996.
Mr. Vieau played on the basketball and baseball teams and the city league teams. He was a member of the Boy Scouts Troop 326 in Greenville and was a member of the Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints in Greenville.
Surviving are his mother and stepfather Linda and Jacky Jordan of Commerce; his father of Trenton Ontario, Canada; stepfather Tom Selvaggi of Commerce; twin brother, Steven James Vieau of Commerce; brother Joseph Selvaggi of Commerce; four sisters, Aimee Bird of Arbon-Valley, Idaho and Sara Vieau, Andrea Selvaggi and Catie Selvaggi, all of Commerce; grandparents Lewis and LaRee Sutherland of Beaver Creek, Ohio, Doris Franklin of Sarnia Ontario, Canada and stepgrandparents Rossi and Lillian Selvaggi of Austin.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Pemberton Funeral Home.

Billie Wright
QUINLAN " Billie Ruth Wright, 76, of Quinlan died Monday. There is a graveside service at 2 p.m. Thursday at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Quinlan with Rev. Ben Smith officiating.
She was born in Dallas on Feb. 17, 1925, daughter of Ray and Ethelyne Crawford. She was a bookkeeper.
Surviving are a son, Johnny R. Weeden Sr. of Quinlan; two sisters, Betty Wagehorn of Dallas and Paula Zang of Houston; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Quinlan LyBrand Funeral Home.

March 27, 2001

Services planned

Christopher Lee Vieau, 22, of Commerce died Sunday. Funeral services at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Christ of Latter-day Saints in Greenville. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Pemberton Funeral Home in Commerce.
 

Annie Basil
WHITEWRIGHT " Annie Tipps Basil, 87, died Sunday at Briarcliff Health Center in Greenville. There is a graveside service at 2 p.m. Thursday at Burns Cemetery in Trenton with Rev. James Henry officiating.
The aughter of Joseph Ambrose Tipps and Essie Wade Porter Tipps, she was born April 12, 1913 in Fannin County. On April 25, 1941 she was married to Charles Church Barnard in Rockwall. She was of the Baptist faith.
Mrs. Basil is survived by sisters Esther T. James of Duncanville and Bettie T. King of Quinlan.
Earnheart Funeral Home of Whitewright is in charge of arrangements.

Dr. Michael Bowers
HUGHES SPRINGS " Dr. Michael L. Bowers, 46, of Daingerfield died Friday in Titus County Memorial Hospital in Mount Pleasant. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. today at the First United Methodist Church of Hughes Springs with Rev. Bluford Weikel officiating. Burial is in Hughes Springs Cemetery.
Dr. Bowers was born May 1, 1954, in Greenville; the son of William Leon and Ravenna Bowers.
A dentist, he was a member of the Texas Dental Association, American Dental Association and Texas First District Dental Society, He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Hughes Springs and the Hughes Springs Chamber of Commerce.
Surviving are his wife, Vonita Bowers of Daingerfield; sons, Aaron Bowers and Matthew Bowers, both of Hughes Springs; mother of Hughes Springs; sister, Donna Morris of Hughes Springs and brothers, Jerry Bowers of Hughes Springs and Larry Bowers of Mims.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Memorials may be made to the Ralph Perritte Scholarship Fund through First National Bank of Hughes Springs.
Reeder-Davis Funeral Home of Hughes Springs is in charge of arrangements.

Oleta Lipsey
WILLS POINT " Services for Oleta Joyce Lipsey, 62, of Wills Point are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Herschel LyBrand Funeral Home Chapel. Burial is in Memoryland Memorial Park in Greenville at 1 p.m.
She died Monday at her home.
Born Oct. 14, 1938 in White Rock, she was the daughter of Leroy Franklin Lemons and Louella Nall Sheltman. She was married to Jimmy Lipsey on Oct. 13, 1961 in Durant, Okla.
Mrs. Lipsey lived in the Dallas area before moving to Wills Point 35 years ago.
She is survived by sons Randy Lee Bunn of Wills Point, Michael Lipsey of Celeste and Jeffery Leon Lipsey of Wills Point; daughters Roxanne Lipsey McCormick of Edgewood and Misty Dawn Lipsey Ivey of Austin; brothers Earnest Joe Sheltman of Athens and Bradley Sheltman of Corsicana and five grandchildren.
Visitation is at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Juanita Martin
Juanita Gail Stephens Martin, 60, of Ferris died Saturday in Fort Worth. Graveside services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Weiland Cemetery with Ranse Moore officiating.
She was born Aug. 10, 1940 in Oak Grove, La., daughter of Stone and Ora Lee Thames Devers. She was a security officer for Protective Services in the Fort Worth area.
Mrs. Martin is survived by two sons, John Oliver Moore Jr. and Jonathon Randall Moore; a daughter, Cindy G. Taylor; brother Billy Dean Stephens and four sisters, Ruby Morara, Doris Long, Rachel Howell and Jean Trujillo.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, John Matthew Stephens, Paul Heron Stephens and James David Stephens.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Lynch Alternative Funeral Service Inc.

Allen Norcross
WOLFE CITY " Allen Belcher Norcross, 68, of Wolfe City died Monday at V.A. Medical Center of Dallas following a two-week illness. Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Berryman and Douglas Norcross officiating. Graveside services are at 2 p.m. Friday in Suggs Cemetery in Hearne.
He was born June 10, 1932 in Caldwell; the son of John W. Norcross and Hallie V. Belcher. He was a graduate of Hearne High School. He married Margaret Louise Kosh on Aug. 4, 1951 in Bryan.
Mr. Norcross a member of the Dallas Restoration Branch of the RLDS. He served in the U.S. Air Force and as a Texas Highway Patrol officer. In 1982, he retired from Spectra/Red Ball Motor Freight and in 1992, he retired from Placid Oil Company as security director for Thanksgiving Tower.
For more than 38 years, Mr. Norcross was affiliated with the Masonic Lodges in Cotulla, Hearne and Lancaster. He was currently active with lodges in Wolfe City and Celeste.
Surviving are his wife of Wolfe City; four sons, Fred Norcross of Wolfe City, Roy Norcross of Hewitt, Karl Norcross of Red Oak and Mark Norcross of Silver City, N.M.; two daughters and son-in-law, Paula and Larry Fitzgerald of Wolfe City and Karla Orr of Leonard; brother and sister-in-law, Douglas and Sara Norcross of Corinth; two sisters and brother-in-law, Marjorie and Ed Patke of Bryan and Amy Koehler of Dallas; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers are grandsons Brent Fitzgerald, Nicholas Norcross, Eric Norcross and nephews Conny Brown, Horman Holubec, Sam Young, David Patke, Kenneth Kosh, Erik Kosh and Thomas Hutcherson. Texas Free Masons are honorary pallbearers.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Suggs Cemetery Association, Route 2, Box 704, Hearne 77859 or to the Shrine Childrens Hospital.

Loretta O'Neal
ROCKWALL " Loretta O'Neal, 84, of Rockwall died Sunday. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Rest Haven Funeral Home-Rockwall Chapel with Rev. Steve Swofford officiating. Burial is in Rest Haven Memorial Park.
She was born Oct. 30, 1916 in Terrell to Allen and Hattie Brooks Camp. Mrs. O'Neal attended the First Baptist Church of Rockwall.
Surviving are her husband, Burnace Walton O'Neal of Rockwall; daughters Dianna Munro of Newport Beach, Calif. and Rhoda O'Neal of Dallas and sisters Mary Jane Cathey of Greenville, Elizabeth Chappell of Hurst, Miriam Lindsey of Brownwood, Mattie Lou Westfall of Fort Worth and Minnie Lee Liffitte of Houston.
She was preceded in death by a son, Burnace Walton O'Neal Jr.; a sister, Alene Camp and a brother, William Camp.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 

Miriam Stephens
COMMERCE " Miriam Stephens, 86, of Commerce died Sunday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at the Church of Christ in Commerce with David Gibson officiating. Burial is in Rosemound Cemetery.
The daughter of Charlie J. Stephenson and Ethel Mae McCalab Stephenson, she was born April 5, 1914 in Klondike. She was married to Ophir Lee "Steve" Stephens on Nov. 13, 1939 in Hugo, Okla.
Mrs. Stephens was a homemaker and was a member of Southside Church of Christ in Greenville.
Surviving are her husband of Commerce and a sister, Ethelyn Stringer of Commerce.
Two brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.
Pallbearers are Jim Ainsworth, Don Stringer, Steve Stringer, Colten Herman, Benny Herman and Mark Narramore.
Visitation is from 1 to 2 p.m. today at the Church of Christ in Commerce. Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

March 26, 2001

Services planned

Miriam Stephens, 86, of Commerce died Sunday in Greenville. Services are pending with Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home in Commerce.

Johnny Campbell, 62, of Fort Worth; services at 1:30 p.m. today at Greenwood Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Worth. Graveside services at 4:30 p.m. today at Hillcrest Cemetery in Waxahachie.

Velva Irene Rouser, 92, of White Settlement; services at 1 p.m. today at Greenwood Garden Chapel in Fort Worth. Burial is in Greenwood Memorial Park.

Vena Taylor, 76, of Campbell; services at 2 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel. Burial is in Brigham Cemetery.

Dr. Michael Bowers
HUGHES SPRINGS " Dr. Michael L. Bowers, 46, of Daingerfield died Friday in Titus County Memorial Hospital in Mount Pleasant. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church of Hughes Springs with Rev. Bluford Weikel officiating. Burial is in Hughes Springs Cemetery.
Dr. Bowers was birb May 1, 1954, in Greenville; the son of William Leon and Ravenna Bowers.
A dentist, he was a member of the Texas Dental Association, American Dental Association and Texas First District Dental Society, He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Hughes Springs and the Hughes Springs Chamber of Commerce.
Surviving are his wife, Vonita Bowers of Daingerfield; sons, Aaron Bwers and Matthew Bowers, both of Hughes Springs; mother of Hughes Springs; sister, Donna Morris of Hughes Springs and brothers, Jerry Bowers of Hughes Springs and Larry Bowers of Mims.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Memorials may be made to the Ralph Perritte Scholarship Fund through First National Bank of Hughes Springs.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.

March 25, 2001

Services planned

Ramon E. Boykin, 91, of East Tawakoni, 2 p.m. today at First Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Don LaBort officiating. Burial will be at Donelton Cemetery.

Oscar Gaston, 77, of Emory, 2 p.m. today at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Earl Kernes and Jimmie Shedd officiating. Burial will be at Emory City Cemetery.

Johnny Campbell
FORT WORTH " Johnny Campbell, 62, of Fort Worth, died Thursday in Fort Worth. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Greenwood Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services will be at 4:30 p.m. Monday at Hillcrest Cemetery in Waxahachie.
He was born Nov. 8, 1938, in Jacksonville. He was raised in Greenville where he attended public school. He also studied at the University of North Texas and Baylor University.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Nolen Campbell; daughters, Kristi Campbell Ewing and her husband, Trevor, Jolie Campbell Hicks and her husband, Victor, and Wendy Campbell Potolo and her husband, Gaetano; sister, Pam Campbell; mother, Mozelle W. Campbell; grandson, Hunter Ewing; and granddaughters, Ashton and Tatum Ewing.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Travis Avenue Baptist Church of Fort Worth.

Velva Rouser
Velva Irene Rouser, 92, of White Settlement, died Saturday at a local care center.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Greenwood Garden Chapel with Paul E. Miller and Jim Gatliff officiating. Burial will be at Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at Greenwood Funeral Home.
She was born Dec. 20, 1908, in Hunt County. She worked in agriculture with her husband before moving to Fort Worth in 1953. Arter moving to Fort Worth, she worked in retail. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of White Settlement. Prior to that, she was a member of the Mina Baptist Church near Wolfe City.
She is survived by her daughter, Eunice Marbut and her husband, Edwin, of Fort Worth; brothers, Hilliard Walker and Lloyd Walker; sister, Elsie Perry; grandchildren, Jana Ray and her husband, Jim, of Fort Worth, Lana Evans and her husband, Tom, of Tyler, and Timothy E. Marbut and his wife, Diane, of Lewisville; great-grandchildren, James and Jenna Ray, Hannah and Stephen Evans and Samuel and Mitchell Marbut; nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Ancil Daniel Rouser, two children who died at birth, three brothers and one sister.

Vena Taylor
Vena Taylor, 76, of Campbell died Friday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bradley Sloan officiating. Burial will be at Brigham Cemetery.
She was born April 12, 1924, in Langley, Ark. to Lewis and Martha Jester Jones. She married Odes Taylor on Oct. 21, 1942, in Chickasha, Okla. She was Baptist and a member of Wolfe City Eastern Star.
She is survived by her husband, Odes Taylor of Campbell; son, Douglas A. Taylor of Campbell; daughters, Shirley Taylor Sloan of Greenville and Deborah Taylor Sanders of Campbell; sisters, Zeul Hitten and Nina Owens, both of Oklahoma, and Zenobia King of Campbell; grandchildren, Gary Taylor, Baret Sanders, Glenn Taylor and Shayla Taylor, all of Campbell, Jessie Branch of Garland, Bradley Sloan, Chris Moser, Jeff Sanders and Jeff Branch, all of Greenville, and Carisa Greer of Merit; 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Her parents; brothers, Lewis M. Jones, C.B. Jones and Paul Jones; sisters, Rena Owens, Lula Lipscomb, Lani Jones; and grandson, Rodney Taylor preceded her in death.
Chris Moser, Jeff Sanders, Baret Sanders, Glenn Taylor, Jeff Branch and Jessie Branch will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

March 24, 2001

Services planned

Dee J. Mitchell, 88, of Greenville, formerly of Henderson, died Thursday afternoon at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Services are pending with Coker-Mathews Funeral Home. Visitation is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Floyd D. Fuller, 77, of Princeton, 1 p.m. today at the Taylor Funeral Home in Leonard . Burial in Leonard Cemetery.

Lynn A. Garlington, 82, of Charleston, W.Va., 2 p.m. at LaPrada Church of Christ, 2724 LaPrada in Mesquite. Burial in Restland Memorial Park. Peters Funeral Home of Greenville in charge.

LaVerne Lou Jordan Hogue, 68, memorial service 2 p.m. today at Main Street Presbyterian Church, Honey Grove. Peters Funeral Home in charge.

Mae Ester Lemisy, 67, of Greenville, 1 p.m. today at Bethel A.M.E. Church. Burial in Grundy Memorial Park. Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home in charge.

David Franklin Pool, 56, of Quinlan, graveside service 2 p.m. today at Rosemound Cemetery, Commerce. Visitation noon to 2 p.m. today at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home, Commerce.

Bob N. Simmons, 54, of Lone Oak, 11 a.m. today at Dixon Baptist Church. Lynch Alternative Funeral Service in charge.

Willie Berry
COMMERCE " Willie H. Berry, 92, of Commerce died Thursday at Presbyterian Hospital of Commerce. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. today at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home Chapel with David Gibson officiating. Burial is in Rosemound Cemetery.
The daughter of Doc Treadwell and Sara Treadwell, she was born Aug. 2, 1908 in Graham, Ala. On April 3, 1926 she was married to Charlie M. Berry of Commerce. She was a housewife and was of the Methodist faith.
Mrs. Berry is survived by daughter and son-in-law J.R. and Charlene Oehlke of Garland; daughter-in-law Bettye Berry of Commerce; 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; two sons, James and Morris Berry; a daughter, Curtice Cagle; three brothers; five sisters and a grandson, Steve Dobney.
 

Ramon Boykin
Ramon E. Boykin, 91, of East Tawakoni died Friday morning at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Assembly of God Church with Rev. Don LaBort officiating. Burial will be in Donelton Cemetery.
Born in Grapeland on July 1, 1909, he was the son of Charlie Boykin and Lilly Lively. On April 11, 1931 he and Hallie Mae Caldwell were married in the Donelton Community. He was a farmer and a member of the First Assembly of God Church.
Surviving are daughters Dorothy Gunia of East Tawakoni and Paulette Thomas of Baytown, nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, three brothers and one sister.
Memorials may be made to Donelton Cemetery.
Visitation is from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

Johnny Campbell
FORT WORTH " Johnny Campbell, 62, died Thursday in Fort Worth. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Greenwood Chapel with a graveside service at 4:30 p.m. in Hillcrest Cemetery, Waxahachie.
He was born Nov. 8, 1938 in Jacksonville. Mr. Campbell was raised in Greenville where he attended public school. He also attended the University of North Texas and Baylor University.
Mr. Campbell is survived by his wife of 37 years, Betty Nolen Campbell; daughters Kristi Campbell Ewing, Jolie Campbell Hicks and Wendy Campbell Rotolo; a sister, Pam Campbell; his mother, Mozelle W. Campbell and three grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Travis Avenue Baptist Church of Fort Worth.
Visitation is 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Greenwood Funeral Home, 3100 White Settlement Road.
 

Oscar Gaston
EMORY " Oscar Gaston, 77, of Emory died Friday at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Earl Kernes and Rev. Jimmie Shedd officiating. Burial will be in Emory City Cemetery.
Son of Elmer H. and Myrtie G. Miller Gaston, he was born Feb. 26, 1924 in Aspermont. In 1946 he married Mildred Springer in Jaton. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a disabled veteran. Mr. Gaston was a member of BrightStar Baptist Church and the D.A.V.
He is survived by his wife of Emory; sons E.O. Gaston Jr. of Alba, Dwayne Gaston of Alba and Kinnie Gaston of Grand Saline; two brothers, J.P. Gaston of Alba and Tommy Gaston of Emory; three sisters, Mary Lee of Snyder, Earline Bates of Alba and Joyce Ross of Tyler and four grandchildren.
Sons and grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Dee Mitchell
Dee J. Mitchell, 88, of Greenville died Thursday afternoon at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services are at Hillside Church of Christ at 10:30 a.m. today with Richard Fox officiating. Burial will be in Rusk County Memorial Gardens in Henderson at 3 p.m.
Daughter of Charles Robinson and Amanda Wolfe Robinson, she was born in Dallas on Jan. 14, 1913. She and Bennie Lee Mitchell were married June 9, 1936 in Vivian, La. Mrs. Mitchell was a homemaker and was a member of Hillside Church of Christ.
Surviving are a son, Bernard Mitchell of Tyler; Linda Holmes of Greenville; a brother, Robert W. Robinson of Denton; two sisters, Ethel Coleman of Seguin and Hattie Carson of Gustine; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1980; a son, Charles Dewey Mitchell in 1998; three brothers and two sisters.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Holmes, Bernard Mitchell, Kevin Mitchell, Michael Mitchell, Phillip Holmes and Steve Morrison.
Coker-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ladouska Myers
COMMERCE " Ladouska "Duskie" Myers, 95, of Commerce died Wednesday in Dallas. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pemberton Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Bobby Tollison officiating. Burial is in Rosemound Cemetery.
Mrs. Myers was born Nov. 25, 1905, in Cooper; the daughter of Tillie and Sterling Price Hart Sr. She graduated from East Texas State Teachers College Training School in 1921 and attended East Texas State Teachers College an additional two years.
A lifetime Commerce resident, Mrs. Myers owned and operated Duskie Myers Gift Shop for 50 years. She also worked in the Commerce Journal circulation department and wrote a column called "Doings by Duskie."
Mrs. Myers donated the land for the Oak Manor Nursing Home located on Sterling Hart Drive, which is named for her father. John Hart Hall on the A&M-Commerce campus is named for her brother.
She was an artist, member of the Coterie Culture Club, charter member of the PPO and the oldest member of the First Baptist Church of Commerce.
Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, Charles Sterling and Bobbie Myers of Garland, John Cameron and Judy Myers of Dallas, Robert Carroll "Bob" and Lois Myers of Plano; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Yvorn Myers, in 1945, and two brothers, John Hart and Sterling Hart Jr.

March 23, 2001

Services planned

Dee J. Mitchell, 88, of Greenville, formerly of Henderson, died Thursday afternoon at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Services are pending with Coker-Mathews Funeral Home. Visitation is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ladouska "Duskie" Myers, 95, of Commerce, 2 p.m. Saturday at Pemberton Funeral Home. Burial in Rosemound Cemetery.

Bob N. Simmons, 54, of Lone Oak, 11 a.m. Saturday at Dixon Baptist Church. Lynch Alternative Funeral Service in charge.

Velma Lucille Stovall, 74, of Campbell, 10 a.m. today at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel in Sulphur Springs. Burial in Brigham Cemetery, Campbell.

Ann Toles, 81, of Emory, 1 p.m. today at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel in Emory. Burial in Haven of Memories, Canton.

Willie Berry
COMMERCE " Willie H. Berry, 92, of Commerce died Thursday at Presbyterian Hospital of Commerce. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home Chapel. Burial is in Rosemound Cemetery.
The daughter of Doc Treadwell and Sara Treadwell, she was born Aug. 2, 1908 in Graham, Ala. On April 3, 1926 she was married to Charlie M. Berry of Commerce. She was a housewife and was of the Methodist faith.
Mrs. Berry is survived by daughter Charlene Oehlke of Garland; daughter-in-law Bettye Berry of Commerce; 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; two sons, James and Morris Berry; a daughter, Curtice Cagle; three brothers; five sisters and a grandson, Steve Dobney.
Visitation is from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Helen Cruit
LEONARD " Funeral services for Helen Cruit, 81, of Leonard are at 1 p.m. today at Leonard Church of Christ with Sam Dilbeck officiating. Burial is in Restland Memorial Park in Dallas.
Mrs. Cruit died Tuesday at the North Central Hospital in McKinney.
She was born May 31, 1919 in Garland, daughter of James William Ogle and Annie Elizabeth Gough Ogle. She married Carl Cruit in 1938.
Mrs. Cruit was a housewife and was a member of the Leonard Church of Christ.
She is survived by her husband of Leonard; a daughter, Lynda Nations of Desert; son Darryl Cruit of Leonard; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Taylor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Floyd D. Fuller
LEONARD " Funeral services for Floyd D. Fuller, 77, of Princeton, are at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Taylor Funeral Home Chapel. Burial is in the Leonard Cemetery. He died Wednesday at North Central Hospital in McKinney.
The son of Floyd L. Fuller and Hattie Howell Fuller, he was born Jan. 7, 1924 in Grove Hill Community near Leonard. He married Leah Pauline Bradford on Jan. 12. 1946 in Leonard.
Mr. Fuller was a decorated World War II veteran. He was a Ford mechanic.
Surviving are his wife of Princeton; two daughters, Beth Price of Pottsboro and Becky Riley of Mesquite; a son, Brad Fuller of Princeton; sister Martha Cox of Bonham and a brother, Powell Fuller of Sherman; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A brother, Joe L. Fuller, preceded him in death.

Lynn Garlington
Lynn A. Garlington, 82, of Charleston, W.Va. died Tuesday. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at the LaPrada Church of Christ, 2724 LaPrada, in Mesquite with Gerald Hanley officiating. Burial is in Restland Memorial Park.
Mr. Garlington was born Jan. 10, 1919 in Aline, Okla. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theatre with the 112th Calvary from 1940 to 1945. He was a building contractor.
He is survived by his wife Mary Garlington of Greenville; two sons, Jerry Garlington of Robins Air Force Base, Ga. and Steve Garlington of Mesquite; a daughter, Linda Newton of Dallas; two brothers, Gene Garlington of Anchorage, Alaska and Leighton Moore of Winfield, Mo.; two sisters, Imogene Splawn of Electra and Audrey Owen of Vernon; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the LaPrada Church of Christ. Peters Funeral Home of Greenville is in charge of arrangements.
LaVerne Hogue
LaVerne Lou Jordan Hogue, 68, died Wednesday in Dallas. There is a memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday at Main Street Presbyterian Church in Honey Grove with Rev. Cynthia Davenport-Herbat and Rev. Tommy Weems officiating.
She was born on May 30, 1932 in Michigan Prairie to Mattie Lou and John Jordan. She attended high school in Honey Grove and Anchorage, Alaska. She was married to Thomas F. Fell for 13 years. She was married to M.A. Hogue for 24 years.
Mrs. Hogue attended Paris Junior College and graduated with an LVN license. She was married to M.A. Hogue for 24 years. She worked at the Pythian Nursing Home in Greenville and then did private nursing.
Surviving are daughter Ann Fell and husband Richard Ohr and his son J.R. Ohr; granddaughters Delaina Knorr and husband Brian Knorr of Dallas and Kristy M. Fell of College Station; brothers and sisters Mae Shipman of Honey Grove, Betty Colvin of Dallas, Marie Trivet of Anchorage, Alaska, Jimmy Jordan of Anchorage, Alaska and Royce Jordan of Baytown.
She was preceded in death by a son, Bobby Fell of Greenville and brothers Louis Jordan of Quitman and William Jordan of Allene Chapel.
Peters Funeral Home of Greenville is in charge of arrangements

Mae Lemisy
Funeral services for Mae Esther Lemisy, 67, of Greenville will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bethel A.M.E. Church with Rev. Dr. R.C. Williams officiating. Burial is in Grundy Memorial Park.
The daughter of Raymond and Roseanna Hoskins, she was born in Point on Dec. 31, 1933. She married John L. Lemisy in Greenville on March 1, 1963. She was a member of Bethel A.M.E. Church.
She is survived by her parents of Greenville; a daughter, Jennifer Throckmorton of Greenville; two brothers, Fonzell Hoskins and Thurman Hoskins, both of Greenville; two sisters, Essie Mapps and Ruby Hammond, both of Greenville and two grandchildren.
Her husband and three brothers preceded her in death.
Pallbearers are Jay Mapps, Mentrail Mapps Jr., Michael Mapps, Michael Allen, Icle Mapps and Eric Mapps.
Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

David Pool
COMMERCE " David Franklin Pool, 56, of Quinlan died Wednesday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. There is a graveside service at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rosemound Cemetery.
The son of David Sanford Pool and Louise Dillard Pool, he was born July 19, 1944 in Dallas. On Nov. 16, 1983 he married Opal Williams in Dallas.
Mr. Pool was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy. He was a truck driver and he was a member of AmVets in Mesquite.
Mr. Pool is survived by his wife of Quinlan; two daughters, Jamie Wooten of Commerce and Hermie Mills of Lancaster; sons Tommy "Bubba" Adams of Oregon, Craig Bethke of Denton and Jeffrey David Bethke of Waco; 11 grandchildren and sisters Patsy Smith, Doris Pool and Peggy McCain, all of Greenville.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Donald Ray Pool.
Visitation is noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home.

March 22, 2001

Services planned

Helen Cruit, 81, of Leonard died Tuesday at the North Central Hospital in McKinney. Services are pending with Taylor Funeral Home of Leonard.

Floyd D. Fuller, 77, of Princeton died Wednesday at the North Central Hospital in McKinney. Services are pending with Taylor Funeral Home of Leonard.

Lynn Garlington, formerly of Greenville, died Wednesday in West Virginia. Services are pending with Peters Funeral Home.

Gordon G. Cullom, 93, of Denton, formerly of Greenville, 11 a.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation 10 a.m. to time of service.

Howard Monroe Gray, 72, of Commerce, formerly of Sulphur Springs, 2 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Shady Grove Cemetery.

Bob N. Simmons, 54, of Lone Oak, 11 a.m. Saturday at Dixon Baptist Church. Lynch Alternative Funeral Service in charge.

Patsy Campbell
QUINLAN " Patsy Ruth Campbell, 67, of Garland, formerly of Quinlan, died Monday. No services are planned.
The daughter of Earl and Thelma Thompson Malone, she was born in Dallas on Dec. 26, 1933. She was a housewife and a Baptist.
Mrs. Campbell is survived by a son, Tommy Riley; four daughters, Danna Fail, Deborah Matthews, Patricia Salanis and Carla Herrera; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Good Will.
Quinlan LyBrand Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

William Carey
William Joseph Carey, 75, of Greenville died Tuesday morning at his residence. No services are planned.
He was born Aug. 31, 1926 in Geneva, N.Y. to William and Angeline Carey.
Surviving are a daughter JoAnn Kennedy of Greenville; a brother, Lawrence Carey Sr. of Rochester, N.Y.; sister Josephine Fantuzo of Rochester, N.Y.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Peters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ladouska Myers
COMMERCE " Ladouska "Duskie" Myers, 95, of Commerce died Wednesday in Dallas. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pemberton Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Bobby Tollison officiating. Burial is in Rosemound Cemetery.
Mrs. Myers was born Nov. 25, 1905, in Cooper; the daughter of Tillie and Sterling Price Hart Sr. She graduated from East Texas State Normal College Training School in 1921 and attend ETSNC (now Texas A&M University-Commerce) for two years.
A lifetime Commerce resident, Mrs. Myers owned and operated Duskie Myers Gift Shop for 50 years. She also worked in the Commerce Journal circulation department and wrote a column called "Doings by Duskie."
Mrs. Myers donated the land for the Oak Manor Nursing Home located on Sterling Hart Drive, which is named for her brother. John Hart Hall on the A&M-Commerce campus is named for her other brother.
She was an artist, member of the Coterie Culture Club, charter member of the PPO and the oldest member of the First Baptist Church of Commerce.
Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, Charles Sterling and Bobbie Myers of Garland, John Cameron and Judy Myers of Dallas, Robert Carroll "Bob" and Lois Myers of Plano; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Yvorn Myers, in 1945, and two brothers, John Hart and Sterling Hart Jr.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Velma Stovall
SULPHUR SPRINGS " Funeral services for Velma Lucille Stovall, 74, of Campbell, are at 10 a.m. Friday at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with John Conner officiating. Burial is in Brigham Cemetery at Campbell. She died at her residence Tuesday evening following an extended illness.
Born in Union Valley Community of Hunt County on July 17, 1926, she was the daughter of John Allen and Bertie Florence Junior Sneed. She was married to Charlton Auldon Stovall on May 11, 1941 in Rockwall.
A lifelong resident of Hunt County, she was a homemaker and was a member of First Baptist Church in Royse City.
Surviving are her husband; three sons, Don Aulden Stovall of Royse City, Dennith Wayne Stovall of Bonham and Darrell Lynn Stovall of Quinlan; two daughters, Diane Rhoades of Saltillo and Velma Darlene Crouch of Campbell; sister Margaret Ruth Stanbery of Grand Saline; 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Crowell David Stovall in 1981; a brother, Melvin Sneed and a sister, Ima Lee Cook.
Pallbearers are Chad Stovall, Bobby Rhoades, Rocky Don Stovall, John McLane, Charlton Stovall and Heath Stovall.
Memorials may be made to VNA Hospice Association or to Breast Cancer Research.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mary Terrell
COMMERCE " Mary Louise Terrell, 77, of Athens, died Tuesday. Graveside services are at 11 a.m. today at Rosemound Cemetery with Rev. Roy Lee Dittmar officiating.
The daughter of Charles Bradley Sissel and Lona England Sissel, she was born April 19, 1923 in the Jordan Community.
Mrs. Terrell was a longtime resident of Commerce and graduated from Commerce High School in 1941. She worked in the business office at East Texas State University for 35 years until her retirement. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Athens.
Mrs. Terrell is survived by a son, Brad Elmore of Athens; brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles F. and Alma Ruth Sissel of Eunice, N.M. and William Wade and Jolene Sissel of Greenville, S.C.; sister Frances Miller of Commerce and three grandchildren, Tiffany Elizabeth Elmore, Ross Bradley Elmore and Jay Russell.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin "Ed" Lee Terrell in August 1990 and one sister, Dorothy Ann Sissel in 1926.
Visitation is from 10 to 11 a.m. today at Pemberton Funeral Home.

Ann Toles
EMORY " Ann Toles, 81, of Emory died Tuesday at Hospice of East Texas in Tyler. Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Friday at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. C.B. Anderson officiating. Burial is in Haven of Memories in Canton.
The daughter of T.L. and Gertrude Seemster McNiel, she was born Jan. 7, 1920 in Vera. On Sep. 7, 1985 she and Edward F. Toles were married in Emory. Mrs. Toles retired from J.C. Penney's with 30 years' service. She was a Baptist.
Surviving are two brothers, George McNiel and Floyd McNiel and two sisters, Juanita Eubanks and Willie Richards.
She was preceded in death by her husband on May 18, 1998.
Pallbearers are Jim Cox, Allen L. Stuart, Jim Toles, Tony Kennemer, Henry Potts and Tommy Gaston.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

March 21, 2001

Services planned

Mary Louise Terrell, formerly of Commerce, died Tuesday in Athens. Services are pending with Pemberton Funeral Home of Commerce.

Nancy Palmira Amaya, 51, of Greenville, formerly of Corona, Queens, N.Y., 10:30 a.m. today at Ridgecrest Baptist Church. Burial in Memoryland Memorial Park. Coker-Mathews Funeral Home in charge.

Billie Donnell, 62, of Greenville, 1 p.m. today at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Burial in East Mount Cemetery. Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home in charge.

Hattie Griffin, 90, of Forney, 2 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church. Burial in Hillcrest Cemetery. Anderson-Clayton Brothers Funeral Home of Forney in charge.

Maxine B. Row, 83, of Terrell, noon today at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, McKinney. Burial in Forest Park Cemetery in Greenville.

Bob N. Simmons, 54, of Lone Oak, 11 a.m. Saturday at Dixon Baptist Church. Lynch Alternative Funeral Service in charge.

Laura Bryant
COMMERCE " Laura Edna Bryant, 94, of Tyler, formerly of Commerce, died Monday. Funeral services are at Pemberton Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m. Wednesday with Rev. Mike House officiating. Burial is in Sonora Cemetery in Fairlie.
Born Nov. 1, 1906 in Hunt County, she was the daughter of Thomas Johnson Shields and Nannie Davis Shields. On Dec. 23, 1924 she was married to Clyde William Bryant in Fairlie. She graduated from Durham Community School in the Sweatbox Community.
Mrs. Bryant moved from Fairlie to Commerce in 1972 and had moved to Tyler to be near her family. She was in charge of housekeeping for Oak Manor Nursing Home for three years.
Mrs. Bryant was a member of the Fairlie Ladies Club (formerly Home Demonstration Club of Fairlie), a member of the Rebecca Sunday School class and the First Baptist Church of Commerce.
Mrs. Bryant is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Joan Bryant of Bullard; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1978; one son, James "Jimmy" David Bryant; three brothers and two sisters.
Otis Horton and Nolan South will serve as pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Commerce.

Gordon Cullom
Gordon G. Cullom, 93, of Denton, formerly of Greenville, died Monday evening at Denton Medical Center. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Ravert officiating. Burial is in Mount Carmel Cemetery in Wolfe City.
The son of Egbert H. Cullom and Lois Goddard Cullom, he was born June 7, 1907 in Pleasanton, N.M. He and Almo Nelson were married June 12, 1940 in Leonard.
Mr. Cullom was a dairyman and a wire chief with MKT Railroad. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church.
Surviving are daughters Martha Dyal of Denton and Laura Lowe of Scottsboro, Ala. and four grandchildren.
His wife and six brothers preceded him in death.
Visitation is from 10 a.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home.

Howard Gray
Howard Monroe Gray, 72, of Commerce, formerly of Sulphur Springs, died Tuesday morning at St. Joseph's Hospital in Paris. A funeral service is set at 2 p.m. Thursday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Seigler officiating. Burial is in Shady Grove Cemetery.
He was born July 19, 1928 in Dallas to Monroe Franklin Gray and Fannie T. Henshaw Gray. He married Mildred Hansford in Greenville on July 7, 1950.
Mr. Gray served in Korea in the U.S. Army. He was a carpenter. He was a Baptist and was a lifetime member of the VFW.
Surviving are his wife of Commerce; a son, Dennis Gray of Greenville; two daughters, Carolyn Smith of Dallas and Sharon Vice of Sulphur Springs; sister Virginia Dickeson of Mount Pleasant; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Juanita Ketner and Evelyn Dawson and brothers Norman Gray and Tommie Gray.
Pallbearers are Alvin Hunter, Jimmy Dawson, Roger Dickeson, Tim Huff, Jackie Normandeau and Randy Gray.
Visitation of from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

C.W. Teel
MEXIA " C.W. Teel, 84, longtime resident of Mexia , died March 14 at his home. Funeral services were March 17 at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Rick Gray and Rev. Lowell Skaggs officiating. Burial was in Mexia Cemetery.
Born in Commerce on March 13, 1917, he was the son of Chester Windfield and Vera Johnson Teel. His family moved to Mexia when he was three and he graduated from Mexia High School. He attended Kilgore Junior College and Westminster Junior College at Tehuacana.
In October 1942, he entered the Army Air Corps and served in the European Theater of Operations for 15 months, receiving a bronze star and a victory medal. He was discharged in 1946 as a first lieutenant. He married Barbara Louise Douglass in March 1943.
After the war, he attended The University of Texas in Austin and graduated in 1949 with a bachelor of science degree in pharmacy. He worked at Cox and Forrest Drug Store and Tidwell's Drug Store, and then joined Kendrick & Horn Drug Co. which he purchased after working there for 17 years. He semi-retired in 1975.
Mr. Teel served on the Mexia ISD school board for 10 years and was president of the Mexia Jaycees; he was named the "1952 Outstanding Young Man of Mexia." He received the VFW Outstanding Citizenship No. 4694 in 1957 and was honored by the FFA.
He was a 60-year member of the Springfield Masonic Lodge No. 74 and was a one-time Boy Scout leader. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Mr. Teel is survived by his wife; five sons, Lain Teel of Waco, Randy Teel of Mexia, Joe Teel of Mexia, David Teel of Austin and Mike Teel of Mexia; three daughters, Marsha Smith and Toni Douglass of Mexia and Mary Castillo of League City; a sister, Pauline Himmel of El Paso; 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Bob Himmel, Ed Himmel, Walter Van DeWeghe, Paul Wayne Barger, Rev. Lewis Peoples, Steven Lain Teel, Jason Teel and Bobby Teel. Honorary pallbearers were Bob McQueen, Rudolph Erickson, A.B. McBay, Bill Wind, Fred Culpepper, Randall Culpepper and members of the Springfield Masonic Lodge No. 74.
Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


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