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March 20, 2001

Services planned

Laura Edna Bryant, formerly of Commerce, died Monday in Tyler. Services are pending with Pemberton Funeral Home of Commerce.

Margie Price, 76, of Sulphur Springs, 11 a.m. today at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel in Sulphur Springs. Burial in Gafford Chapel Cemetery.

Nancy Amaya
Nancy Palmira Amaya, 51, of Greenville, formerly of Corona, Queens, N.Y., died Monday morning at her residence. Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Ridgecrest Baptist Church with Dr. David Stubblefield and Rev. Ruben Guerrero officiating. Burial will be in Memoryland Memorial Park.
The daughter of Abraham Andino and Palmira Correa Andino, she was born Dec. 21, 1949 in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico. She was married to Jose Amaya in Corona, Queens, N.Y. on July 27, 1974.
Mrs. Amaya was employed as a receptionist/clerk for Greenville Community Health Center. She was a member of Iglesia Bautista Hispana Ridgecrest.
Surviving are her husband of Greenville; a son, Daniel Amaya of Greenville; two daughters, Nancy Jo Cardwell of Carrollton and Sara Ann Amaya of Commerce and a sister, Daisy Andino of Long Island, N.Y.
Her parents preceded her in death.
Pallbearers are Rafael Amaya, Rolando Fabian Jr., Juan Fabian, Omar Fabian, Carlos Fabian and Jorge Fabian.
Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

Billie Donnell
Billie Donnell, 62, of Greenville died Sunday in a Garland nursing home. Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses with Jim Hamm officiating. Burial is in East Mount Cemetery.
Mrs. Donnell was born Nov. 6, 1938, in Camden, Ark.; the daughter of Virga and Mattie Wheeler.
Surviving are her mother of Dallas; sons, Cedric Donnell and George Darnell, both of Garland; daughters, Cynthia Brown of Tyler and Lisa Sowels and Pam Donnell, both of Garland; 16 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her father and her husband.
Pallbearers are Adrian Smith, Alexandrio Sowels, Cason Gray, Calin Gray, Orenthro Walker and Trenton Gildon.
Visitation is from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home, which is in charge of the arrangements.
 

Hattie Griffin
FORNEY " Hattie Griffin, 90, of Forney died Monday in Wills Point. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Arville McLain officiating. Burial is in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Mrs. Griffin was born June 1, 1910, in Pulaski County, Tenn.; the daughter of Church and Mackie Wright Jernigan.
She was a seamstress for Donavan-Galvani until her retirement in 1972 and was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Surviving are sons, J.F. Griffin of Lone Oak, and Carl Griffin and Monty Griffin, both of Wills Point; daughter, Jackie Luttrull of Nashville, Tenn.; 13 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; three sisters and one brother.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Ferrell Griffin; a grandson; three brothers and one sister.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Anderson-Clayton Brothers Funeral Home in Forney, which is in charge of the arrangements.

Maxine Row
McKINNEY " Maxine B. Row, 83, of Terrell died Sunday at the Windsor Care Center. Funeral services are at noon Wednesday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Chapel with Ira Lynn and Foy Vinson officiating. Burial is in Forest Park Cemetery in Greenville.
She was born July 14, 1917 to Dillard B. and Lula Carter Barrett in Lone Oak. She and George Clint Row were married June 14, 1940 in Durant, Okla. Mrs. Row was a homemaker and was of the Church of Christ.
Surviving are her children Janice Chambers of Parker, George Row of Edgewood, Priscilla Johnston of Plano and John Row of Fowlerville, Mich.; a sister, Jo Cannon of Greenville; 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, four brothers and four sisters.
Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Bob Simmons
Bob N. Simmons, 54, of Lone Oak died March 16 at his residence. Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Dixon Baptist Church with Randy Rather officiating.
He was born Nov. 8, 1946 in Ponca City, Okla. to Lawrence Neal and Edna Mendenhall Simmons. He served in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Simmons was a backhoe operator.
He is survived by his wife, Scottie Ann Simmons; two sons, Shawn Jacob Simmons and Joshua Cole Simmons; three daughters, Charlotte Dione Fraser, Tory Candace Simmons and Shannon Michele Simmons; his mother and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Kasie Nichole Drake.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Association.
Lynch Alternative Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

March 18, 2001

Services planned

LONE OAK " Bob N. Simmons, 54, of Lone Oak, died Friday at his home. Arrangements are pending with Lynch Alternative Funeral Service.
 

Dr. Lee Dacus, 80, of Commerce, services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Commcerce Church of Christ. Burial will be at Rosemound Cemetery. Arrangements by Pemberton Funeral Home.

Harry Cross Jr., of Greenville, services will be at 2 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel.

Coy Grogan
Coy C. Grogan, 86, of Greenville, an optician, died Friday at Greencrest Manor. No services are scheduled.
He was born to Willie and Ella Mae Grogan in Rockingham County, N.C. He lived in the Greenville area for 50 years and was a member of Highland Terrace Baptist Church.
He is survived by his brothers, Ira Grogan and Troy Grogan, both of Winston Salem, N.C., and Carlis Grogan of Sanford, N.C.; and sister, Sally Frances Johnson of Mesa, Ariz.
Arrangements are with Peters Funeral Home.

Nita Pitcock
SULPHUR SPRINGS " Nita Ann Pitcock, 42, of Fort Worth, a former Commerce resident, died Friday at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bill Simmons officiating. Burial will follow at Horton Cemetery.
She was born in Denver City to J.F. and Vivian Clark Potts. On Sept. 29, 1991, she married Ronnie Pitcock in Fort Worth.
She is survived by her husband, Ronnie Pitcock of Fort Worth; mother, Vivian Potts of Melissa; brothers, Tommy Potts of Mount Pleasant and Sammy Potts of Melissa; sister, Debra Williams of Sulphur Springs; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, J.F. Potts, and brother Johnny Potts.
Paul Guiterrez, Randy Thomas, Michael Potts, Jason Williams and Justin Taylor will be pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Murray-Orwosky Funeral Chapel.

Sherian Swaney
MERIT " Sherian Aline Swaney, 52, of Greenville, owner of TASCO Transmission, died Friday at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert Baldridge officiating. Burial will be at Merit Cemetery.
She was born in Quinlan to George Honea and Twila Deweese. She married Tracy Swaney on April 9, 1983, in Garland. She was Baptist.
Her mother preceded her in death.
She is survived by her husband, Tracy Swaney of Greenville; father, George Honea of Royce City; sons, Michael Wade Reagan of Rowlett, Toby Scott Reagan of Farmersville and James Clayton Reagan of Greenville; daughters, Trina Atchley and Lisa Barns, both of Trinidad, and Natalie Snee of Ventura, Calif.; brothers, Ronnie Clayton Honea of Lewisville, Donnie James Honea of Farmersville and Michael David Honea of Royce City; sister, Phyllis Nason Neel of Garland; 11 grandchildren; five nieces and 11 nephews.
Brent Neel, Brian Neel, Ronnie Honea, Shane Honea and Clark Carruth will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

Billie Swint
SAN ANTONIO " Billie Frances Swint, 81, of Dallas, died March 8, in Poulsbo, Wash.
Burial was Saturday at Sunset Memorial Park in San Antonio.
She was born in Greenville to Bart and Bert Kieth Cobb. She graduated from Greenville High School, then Texas A&M University-Commerce.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elwin O. Swint; sons, Win Swint and Kieth Swint; sisters, Pearl Wyatt, Leta Bird and Laura Hutchen; and her brother, Bart Cobb.
She is survived by her daughter, Mary Frances Morrison of Poulsbo, Wash.; sister, Doris WIlcox of Denison; and two grandchildren.
Arrangements were by Sunset Memorial Funeral Home.

Minnie Wilkins
Minnie Wilkins, 73, of Greenville, died Wednesday at a Greenville nursing home.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Shiloh Church of God in Christ with Rev. Bobby Crosby officiating. Burial will be at Grundy Memorial Park.
Born in Chapel Hill on April 18, 1927, she was the daughter of Tony and Sarah Watts. In May 1971, she married Rev. Willie Wilkins in Greenville. Mrs. Wilkins was employed in the Dietary Department of Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville for 28 years. She was a member of Shiloh Church of God in Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and one brother.
Survivors include her husband, Willie Wilkins, of Greenville; a daughter, Lavern Walker of Dallas; three brothers, Joe McMurry of Houston, George Mays of Needville and H.D. Watts of Greenville and eight grandchildren.
Henry Watts, Edward Watts, Herman Watts, Don Watts, William Watts, Herbert Hardmon and Clarence Whytus will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home.
 

Royal Yeager
SUNNYVALE " Royal Lee Yeager, 83, of Campbell, a retired industrial arts teacher and U.S. Army veteran, died Saturday at his home.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Jones Memorial Chapel in Commerce with the Rev. David Hougham officating. Burial will be at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.
He was born in Wichita Falls to Royal Ambrose Yeager and Susan Fredonia Nicholson Yeager. He graduated from the University of Texas with a bachelor's of science degree in education and was pursuing a master's degree at Texas A&M University"Commerce. Mr. Yeager retired after teaching industrial art classes at Mesquite High School for 13 years. He served as assistant superintendent and tax assessor for the Commerce Independent School District for four years. Mr. Yeager also worked at LTV and E-Systems in Greenville as a contract administrator and at Convair in Fort Worth as a tool and die engineer. He was a member of Rotary International and was a Mason. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Campbell.
His parents and daughter, Jamie Loraine Yeager, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Yeager of Campbell; daughters, Judy Klein of California and Geana Yeager of Campbell; son, Jimmy Bostick of Campbell; brother, Harold Yeager of St. Louis, Mo.; sisters, Aurie McShane of Wichita Falls and Mary Jo Haggman of Whitney; and several nephews and nieces.
Al Rinehart, Dennis Brummett, Tom Yeager, Chuck Carter, Truitt Coffman and David Watson will serve as pallbearers. Charles May, Steve Certain and Danny Imhoff will serve as honorary pallbearers. Visitation is from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at Jones-Walker and Son Funeral Home.

March 17, 2001

Services planned

Dr. Lee Dacus, 80, of Commerce, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Church of Christ in Commerce. Burial in Rosemound Cemetery. Pemberton Funeral Home in charge.

Josie Lena Eddins, 96, of Wolfe City, 2 p.m. today at R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home. Burial in Mount Carmel Cemetery.

Destinee Jewell Lewis, premature infant, 1 p.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home of Leonard. Burial in Leonard Cemetery.

Minnie Wilkins, 73 of Greenville died Wednesday. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Shiloh Church of God in Christ. Burial in Grundy Memorial Park. Visitation 6-7 p.m. Sunday at Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home.

Mary Bradley
QUINLAN " Mary Bradley, 75, of Quinlan, died Thursday at her residence. A private service is scheduled Monday at 10 a.m.; the body will be cremated.
She was born in Billings, Mont. on March 16, 1924. She was married to Lawrence Bradley and she was a housewife.
Survivors include her husband; a son, Leroy Jones Jr.; stepson Robert Bradley; a son-in-law, Bill Davis; a daughter, Pat McGuirk; stepdaughters Rebecca Bradley, Betty Bradley and Barbra Davis; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Quinlan LyBrand Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Harry Cross Jr.
Harry Cross Jr., 77, of Greenville, died Thursday evening at his residence. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Raymond A. Boulter Jr. officiating. A private burial will follow.
Son of Harry Cross Sr. and Grace Carruthers, he was born Nov. 7, 1923 in Greenville. On June 2, 1950 he married Margaret Courtney in Greenville. He served in the U.S. Air Force with the rank of captain and was a B-17 pilot in World War II. Mr. Cross was a rural mail carrier. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church. He was past president of Texas and National Pecan Growers Association; was founder of Kellogg/Kingston Water Association and was a past member of Hunt County Horticulture Committee.
Mr. Cross is survived by his wife of Greenville; sons and daughters-in-law Mark Wayne and Debra Lynn Cross of Greenville and William Harry and Susan Hutchins Cross of Greenville; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
His parents preceded him in death.
Pallbearers will be Greg Cross, James Cross, Tommy Cross, David Cross, Jim Trentum, Dale Waters and Mike Price.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

John King
CADDO MILLS " John Franklin King, 80, of Fort Worth died Thursday. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. today at James M. Rentfrow Funeral Home Chapel with James McIntire officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Born in Watervalley, Miss. on Dec. 2, 1920, he was the son of Abner King and Effie Williams King. He married Mildred Chambers. Mr. King served in the U.S. Marines. He was a rancher.
Surviving are daughters Mary Ann King of Caddo Mills, Muriel Stickles of Greenville and Bernice Davidson of Fort Worth; brothers, Gaylon King, Wayne King, Jo King and William King, all of Watervalley, Miss.; a sister, Tina Sitzlar of Watervalley, Miss.; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
His wife preceded him in death in January 2000.

March 16, 2001

Services planned

William H. "Billy" Reed of Greenville died Wednesday at Briarcliff Health Center. Services are pending with Wilson Funeral Home in Pond Creek, Okla. Local arrangements are under the direction of Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.
 

Ina Mae Compton, 76, of Celeste, 10 a.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home of Leonard. Burial in Celeste Cemetery.

Mamie Lois Davis, 89, of Commerce, 2 p.m. today at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Rosemound Cemetery.

Lena Mae Ellis, 84, of Glen Rose, 11 a.m. today at Laurel Land Memorial Park, Fort Worth.

Thelma Copeland
FARMERSVILLE " Thelma Katherine Copeland, 76, of Princeton died Wednesday at Medical Center of Plano. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Princeton with Rev. Deron Biles officiating. Burial is in Ridgeview Memorial Park in McKinney.
The daughter of James L. Carlile and Ada Isabell Carlile, she was born March 26, 1924 in Childress County. On Aug. 25, 1940, she was married to H.D. "Dick" Copeland in Farmersville. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.
Mrs. Copeland is survived by her husband of Princeton; a daughter, Doris Hamil of Princeton; two sons, Carl Copeland of Princeton and Michael Copeland of Farmersville; sisters Florine Huffman of Wolfe City and Lola Liston of Mesquite; a brother, Paul Carlile of Mesquite; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home of Farmersville.

Dr. Lee Dacus
COMMERCE " Dr. Lee Dacus, 80, of Commerce died Thursday. Funeral services are at the Church of Christ at 2 p.m. Sunday with David Gibson officiating. Burial is in Rosemound Cemetery.
Born May 31, 1920 in Gilmer, he was the son of John S. Dacus and Myrtie Leora Burnett Dacus. He married Arma T. Thornton on Feb. 9, 1945 in Pensacola, Fla.
Dr. Dacus was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Marine Corps and attained the rank of corporal. He received two purple hearts, silver star, bronze star and unit citations.
He graduated from Grace High School in Upshur County in 1937. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Denver in 1949 and his master's degree from the University of Arkansas in 1962, majoring in arts.
Majoring in English literature, he received his PhD from East Texas State University in 1970. Six years after receiving his doctorate, he was notified by Cambridge University that his dissertation had been placed in 30 libraries worldwide and his name had been added to "International Who's Who of Intellectuals."
Dr. Dacus taught in public schools at Mount Pleasant and Fayetteville, Ark. Moving to Commerce from Fayetteville, Ark. in 1962, he was a professor of literature at East Texas State University for 25 years until his retirement in 1987.
Dr. Dacus was a member of the Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife of Commerce; son and daughter-in-law John C. and Reesa Parker Dacus of Dallas; a brother, Milton O. Dacus of Gilmer; sister Carolyn Ellis of Gilmer; grandchildren Elizabeth Faires Dacus and Ryan Austin Parker, both of Dallas and several nieces and nephews.
His parents preceded him in death.
Pallbearers are Stuart Anderson, Harry Fullwood, Jon Jonz, Richard Tuerk, Ed Garrett and Bill Kennedy. Honorary pallbearers are nieces and nephews and Nichol Coffee Club and wives.
Memorials may be made to the Boles Home for Children.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Pemberton Funeral Home.

Josie Eddins
WOLFE CITY " Josie Lena Eddins, 96, of Wolfe City died Thursday at Presbyterian Hospital of Commerce. Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home. Burial is in Mount Carmel Cemetery.
Mrs. Eddins was born July 18, 1904, in Greenville; the daughter of John William and Emma Darlin Wheeless Hataway. She was married to William B. Eddins on Sept. 27, 1925, in Wolfe City. She was a homemaker and a member of the West Main Church of Christ.
Surviving are nieces, Maxlene Strong of Marshall and Christine Johnston of Emory, and nephew Tommy Knowles of Tyler.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mary Harper
Mary F. Harper, 87, of Greenville died Tuesday night at Greenville Health and Rehab Center. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Stone Risinger officiating. Burial is in Memoryland Memorial Park.
She was born Aug. 3, 1913 to Calvin Walker and Nannie Nora Lemons in Gilmer. On July 31, 1937 she was married to Byron Ross Harper in Hughes Springs.
Mrs. Harper was a homemaker. She was a member of Central Christian Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW.
Surviving are sons Barney L. Harper of Arlington and Paul Harper of Greenville; three daughters, Nancy Mitchell of Greenville, Doris Langston of Tyler and Betty Whisenhunt of Leonard; grandchildren Kristi Boldt of Greenville, Nicki Dawson of Campbell, Patti Erickson of Mendocino, Calif. and James McNatt of Del Ray Beach, Fla. and several other out-of-town grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1969; a son, Vannie Ray Harper; daughter Helen Reagan and several brothers and sisters.
Pallbearers are David Dawson, David Boldt, James McNatt, Darren Mitchell and Stan Justice.
 

Destinee Lewis
LEONARD " Destinee Jewell Lewis was born prematurely and died at birth Wednesday. Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Taylor Funeral Home with Charles Wrenn officiating. Burial is in Leonard Cemetery.
She is survived by her parents, Anson and LaShauna Lewis of Leonard; a brother, Logan Ballard of Leonard and grandparents Nancy Jackson of Ringling, Okla., Dean and Terry Jackson of Dickson, Okla. and Kenerene Lewis of Seattle, Wash.

Ralph Pickett
GARLAND " Ralph B. Pickett, 78, of Wagner, formerly of Garland, died Wednesday in Plano. Funeral services are at 3:30 p.m. today at Big Springs Baptist Church in Garland with Rev. Mac LeFan officiating. Burial is in Big Springs Cemetery.
Mr. Pickett was a farmer. He was a member of Big Springs Baptist Church.
Surviving are sons, Gary Pickett of Farmersville and Barry Pickett of Garland; two daughters, Vicki Mayabb of Austin and Patti Bushon of Rowlett; a brother, Edward Pickett of Garland; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
His wife, Maydelle Cooper Pickett, preceded him in death.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or Big Springs Cemetery.
Williams Funeral Directors of Garland are in charge of services.

March 14, 2001

Services planned

Dorothy Love Scott Johnson, 95, of Cooper, formerly of Commerce, 11 a.m. today at Pemberton Funeral Home, Commerce. Burial in Rosemound Cemetery.

Georgia Evelyn Stewman, 96, of Leonard, 10 a.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Leonard. Burial in Leonard Cemetery.

Willie Ray Anderson
Willie Ray Anderson, "Big Ray Anderson," of Dallas died Saturday in Parkland Hospital following a short illness. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Greater Saint James Baptist Church in Dallas. Burial is in Lincoln Memorial Park.
The son of Albert Anderson and Dora Tave, he was born March 16, 1938, in Mineola. He married Annie Sue Lyons in February 1961.
He was a nationally known blues recording artist who opened for popular artists such as Johnny Taylor, B.B. King and Bobby Womack. He sang through the 1970s and 1980s at such spots as the Longhorn Ballroom, The Green Parrot, Blues Alley and many other blues halls throughout the nation.
Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Linda Darlene Anderson; three sons, Willie Ray Anderson Jr., Jeremy Anderson and Raymond Anderson, all of Dallas; his stepfather, John Tave of Terrell and several family members in Greenville.
He was preceded in death by his parents and all of his siblings.
Grundy Funeral Home of Greenville is in charge of arrangements.

James Darwin
COMMERCE " James P. Darwin, 91, of McKinney died Tuesday. There is a graveside service at 1 p.m. at Ladonia Cemetery with Dr. Mike House officiating.
Born April 8, 1909 in Muddig Community in Hunt County, he was the son of James P. Darwin and Etta Johnson Darwin. He married Willie Douglas in August 1931 in Hugo, Okla.,
Mr. Darwin was a longtime resident of Ladonia. He was a farmer and a Methodist.
Mr. Darwin is survived by brother-in-law Leroy Byers of Commerce; nieces Christie Raynes Armentrout of McKinney, Betty Byers McDonald of Ladonia and Freda Hand Musgrove of Houston and two nephews, George Douglas Raynes of Sherman and James Marvin Douglas of Commerce.
He was preceded in death by his wife in 1987 and a sister, Elizabeth Hand.
Memorials may be made to National Foundation for Facial Reconstruction, 317 East 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.
Visitation is from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday at Pemberton Funeral Home.

Azilee Frasier
ROYSE CITY " Azilee Frasier, 74, of Royse City died Tuesday. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Church of Christ in Royse City with Dr. J.C. Davis officiating. Burial is in Royse City Cemetery.
The daughter of August and Marie Miller Cobern, she was born May 26, 1926 in Wills Point. She married Coy Frasier in Royse City on Feb. 1, 1945.
Mrs. Frasier lived in Royse City most of her life and worked for J.C. Penney as an accountant for 16 years until her retirement in 1985. She was a member of the Royse City Church of Christ where she also taught Sunday School. She worked for three years as a school lunchroom supervisor and volunteered at Meals on Wheels.
Surviving are her husband of Royse City; a son, Coy Lynn Frasier of Dallas; five brothers, Buddy Cobern of Canton, Bobby Cobern of Wylie, Don Cobern of Sachse, Carroll Cobern of Garland and Jerry Cobern of Allen and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Rebecca Frasier, in 1947.
Memorials may be made to Christian Services of the Southwest, 6320 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, 75240 or to the American Heart Association, 1615 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, 75207-8808.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Rest Haven Funeral Home-Royse City Chapel.

Randell Goen
Randell G. Goen, 47, of Greenville died Monday morning at Metropolitan Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. A graveside service is scheduled at 10 a.m. today at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Caddo Mills with Rev. Rodney Goen and Rev. Larry Jordan officiating.
Born July 21, 1953 in Greenville, he was the son of Everett Goen Jr. and Nettie Lou Graham.
Mr. Goen was employed as a carpet layer. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Greenville.
Surviving are his mother, Lou Harris, of Shreveport, La.; two brothers, Rodney Goen of Greenville and William Kyle Goen of Sugarland and a sister, Tracy Carol Fields of Greenville.
His father preceded him in death.
Coker-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

John Hartwell
John K. Hartwell of Blue Water, Utah, formerly of Greenville, died at his residence April 10, 2000. There was a private family memorial service March 10 at Caney Cemetery south of Campbell with Rev. Louise Welch officiating.
He was born in Campbell on June 16, 1933 to Dow Hartwell and Valera "Val" Pernell Hartwell. He graduated from high school in Ramona, Calif. and then joined the U.S. Navy. He was assigned to the U.S.S. Jason ARH-1, a repair ship that served in the Korean War. He was a member of the Nazarene Church in California.
Mr. Hartwell is survived by his mother of Greenville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Cevin Sue and Mike Pyeatt of Ramona, Calif. and Gail and Jim Spoto of Page, Ariz. and five grandchildren.
His father preceded him in death in 1983.

Paul Hutton
POINT " Paul Glenn Hutton, 68, of Point died Monday at his residence. Funeral services are at 1 p.m. today at Point Funeral Home Chapel with Lloyd McKinney officiating. Burial is in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Mineola.
The son of Authur and Dessie Vinson Hutton, he was born May 9, 1932 in Gladewater.
He served in the U.S. Army and was employed by the U.S. Post Office.
Surviving are three daughters, Carol Hutton, DeeAnn Phillips and Vicki Cantu; a brother, Jack Hutton; two sisters, Maxine Raley and Betty Myers and five grandchildren.

March 13, 2001

Services planned

Willie Anderson of Dallas died Saturday in a Dallas hospital. Services are pending with Grundy Funeral Home.
 

Randy Goen, 47, of Greenville died Monday morning at Metropolitan Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. Graveside service is at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Caddo Mills. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

Jerry Bolt
Normal: Jerry Ray Bolt, 60, of Greenville died Saturday at the Baylor Health Care Center in Dallas. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. today at Park Street Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy Weems and Rev. Olan Pumphrey officiating.
Graveside services are at 4 p.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery in Chickasha, Okla.
Mr. Bolt was born July 24, 1940, in Chickasha, Okla., son of John and Beulah Cobb Bolt. He married Brenda Gore on Oct. 27, 1972, in Eunice, Okla.
Mr. Bolt was a machinist for Raytheon and a member of the Park Street Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife of Greenville; sons, Richard Lee Bolt of Oklahoma City, Okla. and John Clinton Bolt of Greenville; daughters, Stacey Buchanan of North Richland Hills and Shari Norvell of Thornton, Colo.; and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers are Daryl Pollak, Ronnie Mouton, Vaughn Pumphrey, Jack Williams, Virgle Hurley and Gunther Thomas.
Coker-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

Earlene Crawford
Earlene B. Crawford, 79, of Wolfe City, formerly of Commerce, died Monday morning at Smith Nursing Center in Wolfe City. There will be a graveside service at 11 a.m. Wednesday at New Gordon Cemetery in Gordon.
She was born in Gordon on March 28, 1921 to Chester Barron and Mary Crabtree. She was married to Gordon C. Crawford.
Mrs. Crawford was a homemaker. She was a member of the Church of Christ and the Rebekah Lodge of Commerce.
She is survived by a son, Bill Crawford of Greenville and one grandchild.
Her husband and one brother preceded her in death.
Coker-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Bobby House
POINT " Bobby M. House, 75, of Wills Point died Saturday in Terrell. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of Point with Rev. Phil Appenzeller officiating. Burial is in Lone Star Cemetery.
Born in Dosson County on Nov. 10, 1925, he was the son of John and Ivy Craft House.
Mr. House served in the U.S. Navy. He was a farmer and was a member of Assembly of God in Wills Point.
Mr. House is survived by his wife Dorothy House of Wills Point; four sons, Steven House, Jerry House, Donald House and Ronald House; four daughters, Virginia Dennis, Linda Collins, Rhonda Hickman and Wanda Garcia; two brothers, Junior House and Bill House; six sisters, Dorothy Carter, Lorene Watson, Zelma Hardigan; Ruth Borden, Naomi Wallace and Betty Chester; 28 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Three brothers preceded him in death.
Point Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy Johnson
COMMERCE " Dorothy Love Scott Johnson, 95, of Cooper died Monday in Paris. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Pemberton Funeral Home Chapel with Natalie Chamberlain officiating. Burial is in Rosemound Cemetery.
The daughter of George Dudley Scott and Annie Love Scott, she was born April 17, 1905 in Yowell. She and Samuel Pierce Johnson were married Nov. 25, 1925 in Paris.
She graduated from Ardmore, Okla. High School and Art School and moved to Commerce, teaching art in Cooper and Commerce Public Schools. She retired from teaching and moved to Dallas to be near family.
Mrs. Johnson was an active member of the Highlands First Christian Church of Dallas. She moved to Cooper in 1996.
She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law Finnell and Gladys Johnson of Cooper and Fain and Jean Johnson of Waco; grandchildren Jeff Johnson and Laurie Johnson of Rowlett, Mark Isaac of Dallas, Pierce Johnson III and Cynthia Johnson of Mobile, Ala., Dean Johnson and Beth Johnson of Culman, Ala., Leslie Johnson, Janette Johnson, Scott Weddington and Debra Weddington, all of Garland and Dorothy Lou Dungan and Gary Dungan of Mesquite; 12 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband on Oct. 5, 1960; two daughters, Betty Ann Weddington and Virginia Lou Isaac; three sisters, Annye Lou Long, Frances Wagner and Nina Scott; two half sisters, Ruby Fain and Ossie Scott and six half brothers, Max Scott, Ralph Scott, Silas Scott, Rodger Scott, Orville Scott and Shelly Scott.
Pallbearers are grandsons and one nephew, John Rodger Wagner.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Clark Parmely
LEONARD " Clark Berkley Parmely, 59, of Leonard died Sunday at his residence. Funeral services are at 1 p.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Charles Wrenn officiating.
Mr. Parmely was born Oct. 7, 1941, in Avery, son of Jack and Lela Clark Parmely.
Surviving are sons Terry Clark Parmely of Kingswood and Keith Dewayne Parmely of Parker, Colo.; a daughter, Ginger Lynn Hain of Leonard; sister Jackie Fox of Fort Worth; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Georgia Stewman
LEONARD " Services for Georgia Evelyn Stewman, 96, of Leonard will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Charles Kuhn and Charles Wrenn officiating. Burial is in Leonard Cemetery.
She died Sunday at the Leonard Nursing Home.
Surviving are her son, W.C. Flanagan of Houston; two daughters, Theda Fay Creech of Leonard and Betty Jo Kuhn of Leonard; 14 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

March 12, 2001

Services planned

Willie Anderson of Dallas died Saturday in a Dallas hospital. Services are pending with Grundy Funeral Home.

Roy A. Crumrine, 83, of Fort Myers, Fla., services at 11 a.m. today at Salem United Methodist Church in Barrington, Ill. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Barrington. R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home of Wolfe City in charge of local arrangements.

George T. Griffin, 79, of Tyler, formerly of Greenville, services at 3:30 p.m. today at Lloyd James Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Roy F. Mauldin of Yukon, Okla., and a Greenville native, services at 10 a.m. today in the Wilson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Yukon Cemetery.

Jerry Bolt
Normal: Jerry Ray Bolt, 60, of Greenville died Saturday at the Baylor Health Care Center in Dallas. Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Park Street Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy Weems and Rev. Olan Pumphrey officiating.
Graveside services are at 4 p.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery in Chickasha, Okla.
Mr. Bolt was born July 24, 1940, in Chickasha, Okla.; the son of John and Beulah Cobb Bolt. He married Brenda Gore on Oct. 27, 1972, in Eunice, Okla.
Mr. Bolt was a machinist for Raytheon and a member of the Park Street Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife of Greenville; sons, Richard Lee Bolt of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and John Clinton Bolt of Greenville; daughters, Stacey Buchanan of North Richland Hills and Shari Norvell of Thornton, Colo.; and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers are Daryl Pollak, Ronnie Mouton, Vaughn Pumphrey, Jack Williams, Virgle Hurley and Gunther Thomas.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.

Clark Parmely
LEONARD " Clark Berkley Parmley, 59, of Leonard died Sunday at his residence. Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Charles Wrenn officiating.
Mr. Parmely was born Oct. 7, 1941, in Avery; the son of Jack and Lela Clark Parmely.
Surviving are sons, Terry Clark Parmely of Kingswood and Keith Dewayne Parmely of Parker, Colo.; daughter, Ginger Lynn Hain of Leonard; sister, Jackie Fox of Fort Worth; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Visitation is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Alexander Snook
Alexander Dean Gates Snook, infant, died Saturday at Medical City Hospital in Dallas. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at Vansickle Baptist Church with Rance Moore officiating. Burial is in Wieland Cemetery in Cash.
The infant was born Feb. 28, 2001 in Dallas to Robert and Kayce Snook.
Surviving are parents of Greenville; brother, Kyle Snook of Greenville; grandparents, Jim Snook of Mesa. Ariz., and Delbert and Corine Virden of Greenville; great -grandparents, Mildred Snook of Arkansas and Alfard and Alta Gates of Muleshoe.
Lynch Alternative Funeral Service Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

March 11, 2001

Services planned

Roy A. Crumrine, 83, of Fort Myers, Fla., 11 a.m. Monday at Salem United Methodist Church in Barrington, Ill. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Barrington. R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home of Wolfe City in charge of local arrangements.
 

Olevia Billinger
LONE OAK " Olevia Billinger, 97, of Lone Oak, died Friday at her residence. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Christian Church with William Dial officiating. Burial will be in Hooker Cemetery.
Daughter of J.H. and Sally Hooker Ragland, she was born May 24, 1903 in Lone Oak to J.H. and Sally Hooker Ragland. She was a homemaker. She was a charter member of the Church of Christ and a charter member of the Lone Oak Eastern Star and a member for more than 70 years.
Mrs. Billinger is survived by a stepson, James Billinger of Nederland; sister Angela Ragland of Lone Oak; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two husbands; three sisters; a son, Phillip Gail Allison and a daughter, Tommie Parsons.
Pallbearers will be Charles Hunt, Robert Stokes, George Monk, Steve Jones, Derald White and Charles Jones.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Bartley Funeral Home.

Roy Mauldin
EL RENO, Okla. " Funeral services for Roy F. Mauldin of Yukon will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Wilson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Yukon Cemetery with military honors by the U.S. Navy.. He died Thursday at Deaconess Hospital in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Born in Greenville on Oct. 5, 1915, he was the son of James H. and Emily Steed Mauldin. He attended school in the rural Greenville area. Mr. Mauldin served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as an Armed Guard on merchant ships and then returned to Greenville. He worked for Merrill Motor Lines in Fort Worth as a truck mechanic; the job then took him to Oklahoma City, Okla. He returned to Greenville and worked as maintenance supervisor for the Hunt County courthouse. He and his wife Norma Lee moved to Yukon in 1987. He was a member of the U.S. Navy Armed Guard Association.
Survivors include son James H. Mauldin of Okarche; stepson Maynard O. McNeely Jr. of California; stepdaughter Richadene Christian of Fort Worth; 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Mount Zion United Methodist Church, c/o 2904 E. OKC 150th Street, El Reno, Okla. 73036.

Mary Young
AUSTIN " Mary Virginia Babb Young, 86, of Austin, formerly of Greenville, died Wednesday following a lengthy battle with congestive heart failure. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Central Christian Church with Dr. Fabaus Landry officiating. Burial will be in Capital Memorial Park, Austin.
Daughter of James Babb and Mary Babb, she was born in Tyler and grew up in Greenville. She graduated from East Texas State Teachers College in three years with highest honors. She married William Robert Young II in 1946. Mrs. Young taught high school English in Bells for two years.
She moved to Austin and began a career as a personal secretary and office manager with the State Health Department for more than 60 years, 24 of those with the State Comptroller's Office. She retired in May 2000.
Mrs. Young is survived by son W.R. "Peck" Young, daughter-in-law Patty Anne Young and two granddaughters, Erin Elizabeth Young and Kelly Anne Young, all of Austin.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1966 and a brother, Wayne Babb.
Visitation is at Wilke-Clay-Fish Funeral Home today until time of service on Sunday.
George T. Griffin
TYLER " Former Greenville resident George T. Griffin, 79, of Tyler died Saturday in Tyler. Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday at Lloyd James Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dow Harleston and Rev. Rick Hume officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
He was born on March 20, 1921, in San Saba. He graduated from Greenville High School in 1939, and Southern Methodist University in 1949. He was a Certified Public Accountant in Tyler from 1949 until his retirement in 1996. He was a founding member of Pollard United Methodist Chutch.
Mr. Griffin served in the U.S. Army during World War II, serving in North Africa, Sicily, England and France. He made the D-Day invasion on Omaha Beach with the First Infantry Division. He was decorated with the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.
Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Nell Griffin of Tyler and formerly of Greenville; a daughter, Evelyn Bollman of Tyler and formerly of Greenville, and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Dr. Steve Griffin.
Pallbearers will be Rick Barrett, Steve Hardy, Harold Hogan, Don Lewis, Bill Roper and Bruce Wilder. Visitation is today at the funeral home from 7-8 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Pollard United Methodist Church, 3030 New Copeland Rd., tyler, 75703.

March 9, 2001

Services planned

Roy A. Crumrine, 83, of Fort Myers, Fla., 11 a.m. Monday at Salem United Methodist Church in Barrington, Ill. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Barrington. R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home of Wolfe City in charge of local arrangements.

Leona F. Germany, 87, of Commerce, 10 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church of Commerce. Burial in Friendship Cemetery in Cumby. Visitation 5 to 7 p.m. today at Pemberton Funeral Home of Commerce.

Daphne Marie Parker, 70, of Farmersville, 10:30 a.m. today at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Jerry Rich
FARMERSVILLE " Jerry W. Rich, 65, of Brownsboro, died Wednesday at East Texas Medical Center of Tyler. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Jolly Terry officiating. Burial is at Stony Point Cemetery of Blue Ridge.
Born Aug. 2, 1935 in Blue Ridge, he was the son of Wylie Rich and Delphia Richardson Rich. He married Nancy Wells on Oct. 17, 1977 in Oklahoma.
Mr. Rich served in the U.S. Marines. He was employed by the Coca Cola Bottling Corporation. He was a Baptist.
Surviving are his wife of Brownsboro; a daughter, Susan Kelley of Douglas; two sons, David Rich of Caddo Mills and Jeffrey Cull of Eighty-Four, Penn. and Michael Cull of Mansfield; brother Scott Rich of Lake Tawakoni; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Dorothy Timberlake
Dorothy Marie Timberlake, 76, of Greenville died Wednesday afternoon at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at Highland Terrace Baptist Church with Rev. Riley Hamilton officiating. Burial is in Memoryland Memorial Park.
The daughter of Baxter Palmore and Kattie Herriage Palmore, she was born March 13, 1924 in Point. On May 1, 1941 she was married to Richard E. Porter in Lone Oak. He preceded her in death Nov. 17, 1979. She married Alton Timberlake on Sep. 27, 1982.
Mrs. Timberlake was a homemaker. She was a member of Highland Terrace Baptist Church and was active in Rebekah Lodge 144 prior to her illness.
Mrs. Timberlake is survived by her husband of Greenville; sons Richard E. Porter of Greenville and Boyce G. Porter of Alba and stepsons Al Timberlake and Roger Timberlake, both of Greenville; a daughter, Francine Swayze of Cleburne; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, seven brothers and three sisters.
Pallbearers are Ricky Porter, Randy Porter, Gabriel Manley, Kyle Carter, Ryan Porter, Dr. Heath Roberts, Luke Porter, Alan Timberlake and Matt Timberlake.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.
Coker-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

March 8, 2001

Services planned

T.C. Collier of Greenville, 1 p.m. today at Truevine Baptist Church. Burial in Grundy Memorial Park. Grundy Funeral Home in charge.

Flora Earline Hamilton of Greenville died Tuesday in a Greenville nursing home. Services are at 10 a.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Quinlan I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Dorothy Marie Timberlake, 76, of Greenville died Wednesday afternoon at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Friday at Highland Terrace Baptist Church with burial in Memoryland Memorial Park. Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

Albert Reagan Treadway, 94, of Greenville, graveside service 2 p.m. today at Memoryland Memorial Park. Coker-Mathews Funeral Home in charge.

Roy Crumrine
WOLFE CITY " Roy A. Crumrine, 83, of Fort Myers, Fla. died Wednesday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville following a lengthy illness. Funeral services are at Salem United Methodist Church in Barrington, Ill. at 11 a.m. Monday with Rev. Sam Batt officiating. Burial is in Evergreen Cemetery in Barrington.
Born Sep. 5, 1917 in Buffalo, Kan., he was the son of Fred and Faye Hutchinson Crumrine. He married Charlotte Adams on Aug. 4, 1942 in Olympia, Wash.
Mr. Crumrine was a veteran, serving in World War II. He was a retired builder, realtor and was director of Public Works in Barrington, Ill. He was a member of Olga Fort Myers Shores First United Methodist Church in Fort Myers, Fla. and Salem United Methodist Church in Barrington, Ill.
Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Margaret White of Wolfe City, Suzanne Peters of Angier, N.C. and Patricia Willer of Barrington, Ill.; three sons, Robert Crumrine of Barrington, Ill., James Crumrine of Manila, Phillipines and Jon Crumrine of McLean, Va.; a sister, Neva Poland of Iowa; brother Kenneth Crumrine of Gladbrook, Iowa; 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Brian Crumrine, Bill White, Roy A. Crumrine II, Jon Crumrine, Tod Sadorf, Mathew White, Benjamin Sadorf and Ryan Sadorf.
Visitation is from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Barrington Funeral Home in Barrington, Ill. R.W. Owens and Son Funeral Home of Wolfe City is in charge of local arrangements.

Leona Germany
COMMERCE " Leona F. Germany, 87, of Commerce died Tuesday in Greenville. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church in Commerce with Rev. A. William Benner officiating. Burial is in Friendship Cemetery in Cumby.
The daughter of Perry A. Copeland and N. Pearl Caskey Copeland, she was born Nov. 28, 1913 in Smiley. She graduated from Breckenridge High School in San Antonio.
Living in Houston, she was an executive secretary for Texas Service Division of Manned Space Craft Center, NASA, for 25 years.
Mrs. Germany moved to Commerce in 1985. She was a member of the Delphian Club and the Book Discussion Group. She was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church, most recently the Presbyterian Church of Commerce where she was an elder and composer of the church newsletter.
Mrs. Germany is survived by daughter and son-in-law Nancy and Bart Green of Cumby; son and daughter-in-law Bill and Kathy Germany of Austin; a sister, Merle Wallis of Fort Worth; a sister-in-law, Adelaide Copeland of San Antonio; two grandchildren, Ryan Green of Commerce and Carson Green of West Point; a great-grandchild, Timothy Ryan Green of Commerce; a niece and three nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Neely Germany and a brother, William Copeland.
Pallbearers are Jeff Helton, Dick Latson, Gerald Bruton, Robert Sanders and Harold Murphy.
Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Pemberton Funeral Home.

Flora Hamilton
Flora Earline Hamilton, 85, of Greenville, died Tuesday afternoon at Greenville Health and Rehab Center. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Brad Strand officiating. Burial is in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Quinlan.
Born in Caro on Aug. 24, 1915, she was the daughter of Clayton Winder and Laura Watson Winder. She was married to Frank Hamilton on Oct. 10, 1959 in Dallas.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Mineral Heights Baptist Church.
She is survived by a son, Rickey Dale Henderson of Greenville, a sister, Betha Lea Reynolds of Mesquite and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1981; brothers Marvin Winder and Odis Winder and sisters Effie Honea, Jessie Harris, Nanea Payne, Rozine Henderson and Frauline McCrary.
Pallbearers are Roy Hunter, Ralph Webb, Slenn Wells, Raymond Turner, Danny Gandy and Jeff Puckett.

Daphne Parker
FARMERSVILLE " Daphne Marie Parker, 70, of Farmersville died Wednesday at HCA Medical Center in Plano. Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Woody Jackson officiating. Burial is in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
She was born May 24, 1930 in Blue Ridge, daughter of W.E. Garner and Agnes Eydell McGee Garner.
Mrs. Parker was formerly employed by TU Electric. She was a Baptist.
Surviving are her mother of Farmersville and three brothers, James Garner of Sachse, Jacky Garner of Plano and Johnny Mac Garner of Farmersville.

March 7, 2001

Services planned

Leona Germany, 87, of Commerce died Tuesday in Greenville. Services are pending with Pemberton Funeral Home.

Flora Earline Hamilton of Greenville died Tuesday in a Greenville nursing home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Quinlan I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

James "Uncle Jim" Cordell of Quinlan, 3:30 p.m. today at Quinlan LyBrand Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Lakeside Memorial Park.

Bonnie L. Pate,, 90, of Blue Ridge; graveside service 11 a.m. today at Blue Ridge Cemetery. Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home of Blue Ridge in charge.

Leon Ragan, 62, of Caddo Mills, 2 p.m. today at Rentfrow Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

T.C. Collier
T.C. Collier of Greenville died Monday in Ennis. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Truevine Baptist Church with Rev. R.L. Maxwell officiating. Burial will be in Grundy Memorial Park.
Born Oct. 11, 1930 in Lone Oak, he was the son of M.T. Collier and Bessie Mae Gibbs Collier. He graduated from B.T. Washington High School. Mr. Collier was a member of Truevine Baptist Church where he was president of the choir, a kitchen aide and a member of the Brotherhood.
He is survived by a daughter, Shyvon Collier of Greenville; three grandchildren, Tammy Smith, Jason Anderson and Carlton Collier and two great-grandchildren, LaTandra Smith and Jalen Smith.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Ella Mae Gilstrap.
Grundy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Albert Treadway
Albert Reagan Treadway, 94, of Greenville died Tuesday morning at Greencrest Manor. There will be a graveside service at 2 p.m. Thursday at Memoryland Memorial Park with Rev. Eddie Smith officiating.
He was born Feb. 3, 1907 in the Meadowview Community, Hunt County, to William Edward Treadway and Ethyl Horn. He married Lela Mae Long on June 21, 1937 in Greenville. He operated Treadway Brothers Grocery and Produce which was begun on Market Square in the 1930s with his father. He retired in 1976. Mr. Treadway was a volunteer with American Cancer Society and the community concert series. He was a charter member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church. Mr. Treadway was also a member of Gideons and Golden K Kiwanis.
Survivors include his wife, Edith Treadway; two daughters, Kay Norman of Denton and Karen Zachary of Arlington, Va.; sisters Rachel Lafferty of Commerce and Ethel Gleaves of Richardson and one grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lela Treadway in 1981 and brothers W.E. Treadway and Logan Treadway.
Visitation will begin at 6:30 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

James Walker
QUINLAN " James Leo Walker of Quinlan died Tuesday in Wills Point. A memorial service is planned at a later date in Oklahoma.
Son of Howard and Minnie Walker, he was born Aug. 27, 1919 in Sterling, Okla. He married Iola Mae Wells on Feb. 20, 1946 in Durant, Okla. Mr. Walker served in and retired from the U.S. Air Force. He was employed as an airplane mechanic with E-Systems and retired from E-Systems. He was a member of the American Legion, VFW and Am Vets.
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, James Daniel "Rooster" and Vicki Walker; daughter Mary Allen of Arlington; three grandchildren, Christina Wolf, Brian D. Cook and Lisa Martin and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, parents and a sister.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Quinlan LyBrand Funeral Home.

March 6, 2001

Services planned

T.C. Collier, 70, of Greenville died Monday at an Ennis hospital. Services are pending with Grundy Funeral.
 

Ben Arnold Byars Jr., 54, of Houston, 2 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel of Greenville. Burial in Brigham Cemetery.

Barry Arnold
COMMERCE " Barry Lynn Arnold, 30, of Commerce died Feb. 28 at Honobia, Okla. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of Commerce with Rev. Kerry Meador officiating. Burial is in Mount Carmel Cemetery.
Born in Greenville on Feb. 8, 1971, he was the son of Jackie Arnold and Anna Beth McKay Arnold. A lifetime resident of Commerce, he graduated from Commerce High School in 1989. He was a senior at Texas A&M University-Commerce majoring in business.
Mr. Arnold was a former member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He was a member of Aberfoyle Baptist Church.
Surviving are daughter, Jacie Brianna Arnold of Lone Oak; his parents of Commerce; maternal grandparents, Gerald Dean and Laverne Smith McKay of Commerce; grandmother Jaye Arnold of Beaverton, Ore.; great-grandmother Mable Shepherd of Greenville.
His fraternal grandmother and grandfather, Helen Arnold White and Jack Louis Arnold, preceded him in death.
Pallbearers are Rowdy Poteet, Kurt Arnold, Ryan Evans, Dave Arnold, Kalvin McKay and Jimmy Johnson. Honorary pallbearers are Pat Weatherford, Kenny Cooper, Roy Henley, Randy Milam, Kelly McKay, Kortney McKay, Mardi Poteet Johnson, Shana Arnold Cohen, Misty Arnold Moon, Amber Jane Arnold, Shea Edwin Arnold, Brandon Arnold and Lindsey Arnold.
Pemberton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

James Cordell
QUINLAN " James "Uncle Jim" Cordell of Quinlan died Sunday at I.H.S. Nursing Home in Terrell. Funeral services are at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Quinlan LyBrand Funeral Home with Rev. Karen Fullington officiating. Burial is in Lakeside Memorial Park.
Born in Blevins on Feb. 24, 1910, he was the son of Andrew and Sally Cummins Cordell.
Surviving are a stepson, James Malloy and two grandchildren.
His wife, Irene Cordell, preceded him in death.
Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Bonnie Pate
BLUE RIDGE " Bonnie L. Pate, 90, of Blue Ridge died Monday at Hinton Nursing Home in Farmersville. Graveside services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Blue Ridge Cemetery. Rev. J.D. Horton will officiate.
The daughter of Oliver and Harriett Tallent Scott, she was born Jan. 23, 1910 in Blue Ridge. On Dec. 22, 1934 she was married to Malcolm Pate in Blue Ridge.
Mrs. Pate had been employed by Johnston and Haggar Pants. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Blue Ridge.
A sister, Lucille Hartness of Richardson, and nieces and nephews survive.
Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home of Blue Ridge.

Leon Ragan
CADDO MILLS " Leon Ragan, 62, of Caddo Mills died Sunday at his residence. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rentfrow Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Jordan officiating. Burial is in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Born Oct. 3, 1938 in Hunt County in the Graham Point community, he was the son of Clarence W. Ragan and Gracie Bell Werner Ragan. He married Alice Wayne on June 8, 1960 in Paradise Baptist parsonage.
Mr. Ragan was employed as a custodian and school bus driver with the Caddo Mills Independent School District, retiring in 1994 with 30 years' service. He was a member of Highland Terrace Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of Caddo Mills; sons and daughter-in-law Randy and Tami Ragan of Caddo Mills, Charles Ragan of Baraboo , Wis. and Delbert Ragan of Greenville; grandchildren Dylan and Ethan Ragan of Caddo Mills and Amanda, Kelly and Brandi Ragan of Baraboo, Wis. and great-granddaughter Mariah Ragan of Baraboo, Wis.
His parents preceded him in death.
Pallbearers are W.P. Bowen, Ron Hamilton, Eddie Payne, Jerry Don Wood, Buel Ray Bentley and Don Williams.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

March 4, 2001

Services planned

Ben Arnold Byars, Jr., 54, of Greenville died Saturday in Webster. Funeral services are pending with Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

Pat A. Low, 61, of Greenville, 3 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Memoryland Memorial Park.

Jo Lynne Kizer
COMMERCE " Services for Jo Lynne "Jody" Kizer, 55, are at 2 p.m. today at the First United Methodist Church of Commerce with Dr. Mike House officiating. Burial is in Sunset Hill Cemetery in Herington, Kans. She died Thursday at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas following a battle with cancer.
Mrs. Kizer was born Sept. 16, 1945 in Junction City, Kans. to Harvey J. and Ruth Elizabeth Schmidt Riffel. She grew up in Kansas and later owned and operated the J Bar P Western Store in Herington, Kans.
She moved to Commerce in August, 1985, and on April 28, 1990, she was married to Roger Kizer.
Mrs. Kizer began her employment at East Texas State University (now Texas A&M University-Commerce) as a graduation advisor in the Registrar's Office in January, 1986. She transferred to the President's Office as an administrative assistant in January, 1989. She retired from the university in 2000 because of health reasons.
Surviving are her husband of Commerce; children, Cary Eugene Bryant and wife, Beth, and Mitchell James Bryant and wife, Jennifer, all of Hope, Kans., Michelle Kizer, Theresa Kizer, Vernon Kizer and wife, Mendy, all of Commerce; grandchildren, Kristy Kay Bryant, Ty Eugene Bryant, Cole Augustus Bryant, Chelsea Kay Bryant, Shelby Lynn Bryant, Brody James Bryant, Morgan Michelle Turner, Chase Dylan Kizer and Sarah Megan Kizer; father and stepmother, Harvey and Dorothy Riffel of Salina, Kans.; sister and brother-in-law, Jan and Ed Farry of Colorado Springs, Colo.; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Vernon and Maggilen Kizer of Commerce; sister-in-law and husband, Beulah and Truitt Gilbreath of Corsicana; nieces and nephews, Christopher Farry, Caitlin Farry, Jeff McMullen, Joel McMullen, Heather McMullen Baldwin and Teri Gilbreath.
She was preceded in death by her mother and a sister, Karen Riffel McMullin.
Pallbearers are Conner John, William Haddock, Ronny Anderson, Buddy Farrell, Gene Lockhart and Larry Williams. Honorary pallbearers are Glenda Anderson, Sharon Crump, Betty Davidson, Linda King, Loretta Shaffer, Lisa Blackwell and Dr. Jerry Morris.
Memorials may be made to the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation, 4901 Main Street, Suite 200, Kansas City, Mo. 64112, or to the Jody Kizer Memorial Scholarship Fund, Texas A&M University-Commerce, P.O. Box 3425, Commerce 75429.

Ruby Miller
DALLAS -Ruby J. Miller, 97, of Dallas died Friday. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Monday at the Sparkman/Crane Funeral Home in Dallas with the Rev. Bob Longshore officiating. Burial is at Rosemound Cemetery in Commerce.
Born September 26, 1903 in Hunt County, Mrs. Miller was a graduate of East Texas State Teachers College in Commerce. She was an educator in Dallas, Delta, Hopkins and Van Zandt counties. She was a member of Shiloh Terrace Baptist Church in Dallas.
Mrs. Miller is survived by one daughter, Dora K. Owens and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband J.R. Miller.
Visitation is from 3 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Texas Baptist Children's Home, P.O. Box 7, Round Rock, Texas 78680.

Rachel Stokes
LONE OAK - Rachel M. Reagan Stokes, 52, of Lone Oak died Saturday at her residence. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Monday at Lone Oak Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Cook officiating. Burial will be in Lone Oak City Cemetery.
Born April 20, 1948 in Quinlan, she was the daughter of L.O. and Grace Reagan. She married Jackie T. Stokes of Lone Oak on May 23, 1964.
Mrs. Stokes was a member of the Lone Oak Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, of Lone Oak; one daughter, Tammy Acker of Lone Oak; her mother, of Quinlan; two sisters, Linda Hayes of Kaufman, and Freida Mauldin of Greenville; one brother, Timmy L. Reagan of Carrollton; and five grandchildren.
Mrs. Stokes was preceded in death by a son, Jeffery T. Stokes; her father; and one sister, Brenda Reagon Erwin.
Pallbearers are Michael Mauldin, Donnie Crutcher, Gerald Crutcher, Jordan Reagan, Trent Erwin and Alan Stokes. Bartley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation is 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to VistaCare Family Hospice, 2824 Terrell Dr, Suite 403, Greenville, Texas 75402.

March 3, 2001

Services planned

Gerald Bryan Cranford, 65, of Rogers, Ark., formerly of Commerce, 2 p.m. today at Pemberton Funeral Home Chapel in Commerce. Burial in Rosemound Cemetery.

Katie Mae Geesey, 86, of Longmont, Colo., formerly of Greenville, 10:30 a.m. today at Central Christian Church in Greenville. Burial in Forest Park Cemetery. Coker-Mathews Funeral Home in charge.

Pat A. Low, 61, of Greenville, 3 p.m. Sunday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Memoryland Memorial Park.

Oben Eugene Minyard of Greenville died Wednesday. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at Peters Funeral Home Chapel. Burial is in Shady Grove Cemetery.

Elmer E. Ragland, 60, of Campbell, graveside service 2 p.m. today at Simmons Cemetery. Coker-Mathews Funeral Home in charge.

Carol Robinson, 53, of Rowlett, 10 a.m. today at Rest Haven Funeral Home-Rowlett Chapel. Burial in Memoryland Memorial Park in Greenville.

Maurine Webb, 92, of Garland, formerly of Leonard, 10 a.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home of Leonard. Burial in Valley Creek Cemetery near Leonard.

Jo Lynne Kizer
COMMERCE " Services for Jo Lynne "Jody" Kizer, 57, are at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First United Methodist Church of Commerce with Dr. Mike House officiating. Burial is in Sunset Hill Cemetery in Herington, Kans. She died Thursday at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas following a battle with cancer.
Ms. Kizer was born Sept. 16, 1943 in Junction City, Kans. to Harvey J. and Ruth Elizabeth Schmidt Riffel. She grew up in Kansas and later owned and operated the J Bar P Western Store in Herington, Kans.
She moved to Commerce in August, 1985, and on April 28, 1990, she was married to Roger Kizer.
Ms. Kizer began her employment at East Texas State University (now Texas A&M University-Commerce) as a graduation advisor in the Registrar's Office in January, 1986. She transferred to the President's Office as an administrative assistant in January, 1989. She retired from the university in 2000 because of health reasons.
Surviving are her husband of Commerce; children, Cary Eugene Bryant and wife, Beth, and Mitchell James Bryant and wife, Jennifer, all of Hope, Kans., Michelle Kizer, Theresa Kizer, Vernon Kizer and wife, Mendy, all of Commerce; grandchildren, Kristy Kay Bryant, Ty Eugene Bryant, Cole Augustus Bryant, Chelsea Kay Bryant, Shelby Lynn Bryant, Brody James Bryant, Morgan Michelle Turner, Chase Dylan Kizer and Sarah Megan Kizer; father and stepmother, Harvey and Dorothy Riffel of Salina, Kans.; sister and brother-in-law, Jan and Ed Farry of Colorado Springs, Colo.; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Vernon and Maggilen Kizer of Commerce; sister-in-law and husband, Beulah and Truitt Gilbreath of Corsicana; nieces and nephews, Christopher Farry, Caitlen Farry, Jeff McMullen, Joel McMullen, Heather McMullen Baldwin and Teri Gilbreath.
She was preceded in death by her mother and a sister, Karen Riffel McMullin.
Pallbearers are Conner John, William Haddock, Ronny Anderson, Buddy Farrell, Gene Lockhart and Larry Williams. Honorary pallbearers are Glenda Anderson, Sharon Crump, Betty Davidson, Linda King, Loretta Shaffer, Lisa Blackwell and Dr. Jerry Morris.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Pemberton Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Polyeystic Kidney Disease Foundation, 4901 Main Street, Suite 200, Kansas City, Mo. 64112, or to the Jody Kizer Memorial Scholarship Fund, Texas A&M University-Commerce, P.O. Box 3425, Commerce 75429.

Floyd Miller
EMORY " Floyd Miller, 71, of Emory, died Thursday at his home. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Sunday at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmy D. Shedd officiating. Burial is in Hopewell Cemetery in Gilmer.
Born in Upshur County on Aug. 12, 1929, he was the son of John Calvin and Connie Gaston Miller. He married Mary Edmonds Miller in New Mexico in 1950.
Mr. Miller was a self-employed dirt contractor. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife of Emory; his mother, Loucinda Miller of Quitman; two sons, Robert Miller of The Colony and David "Max" Miller of Dallas; daughters Rhonda Wilkinson of Sulphur Springs and Vickie Seres of Austin; two brothers, Dale Miller of Brackettville and Jerry Miller of Germany; sister Hazel Garrison of McAlester, Okla.; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and six brothers.
Memorials may be made to Faith Baptist Church Building Fund.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

March 2, 2001

Services planned

Dr. Ernestine Marie Linck of Commerce, 2 p.m. today at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Pemberton Funeral Home in charge.

Marcus Elbert McCracken of Garland, formerly of Greenville, 10 a.m. today at Eastgate Funeral Home Chapel in Dallas. Graveside service 1 p.m. at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas.

Oben Eugene Minyard of Greenville died Wednesday. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Peters Funeral Home Chapel. Burial is in Shady Grove Cemetery. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. today at Peters Funeral Home.

Gerald Cranford
COMMERCE " Gerald Bryan Cranford, 65, of Rogers, Ark., formerly of Commerce, died Wednesday. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pemberton Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Mike House officiating. Burial is in Rosemound Cemetery.
Born June 26, 1935 in Kemp, he was the son of Albert Bryan Cranford and Helen Pippen. He graduated from Commerce High School in 1951 and received his bachelor's and master's degrees from East Texas State University.
Mr. Cranford was commissioned through the ROTC program and served at Ellington Air Force Base in San Antonio. He represented Texas in the American Pavilion in 1958 at the World's Fair in Brussels, Belgium.
Mr. Cranford lived and worked overseas for more than 40 years; the last 35 years were with the University of Maryland Overseas Campus Program on military bases.
Surviving are two brothers, Bill Cranford and Skip McHam. both of Houston; sisters and brother-in-law Judy Summers Burns of Rogers, Ark. and Jean and Duaine Appleton of Plano; two nephews and wives, Dee and Sue Appleton of Allen and Brian and Gina Summers of Coral Springs, Fla.; niece and husband Julie and Craig Campbell of Austin and five great nieces and nephews, Alex and Kristy Appleton of Allen, Duncan Campbell of Austin and Tye and Sierra Summers of Coral Springs, Fla.
His parents preceded him in death.
Memorials may be made to the Circle of Life Hospice, 610 East Emma, Springdale, Ark. 72764.

Robert Fell
COMMERCE " Robert F. Fell, 48, of Greenville died Wednesday at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. A memorial service is set at 2 p.m. today at Park Street Baptist Church in Greenville with Rev. Tommy Weems officiating.
The son of Tom Fell and LaVerne Jordan Fell, he was born Aug. 13, 1952 in Anchorage, Alaska. Mr. Fell was a self-employed press operator. He was a member of Park Street Baptist Church, Greenville.
He is survived by his father of Dallas; his mother, LaVerne Hogue of Dallas; daughters Delaina Knorr of Dallas and Kristy M. Fell of Greenville; mother of his children, Linda S. James of Greenville and a sister, Ann Fell of Dallas.
Memorials may be made to Robert F. Fell Estate Trust Account, American National Bank of Texas, P.O. Box 822, Greenville, 75402.
Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home of Commerce is in charge of arrangements.
Katie Geesey
Katie Mae Geesey, 86, of Longmont, Colo. died Tuesday in Boulder County Hospice Care Center in Lewisville, Colo. Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Central Christian Church, Greenville with Rev. Stone Risinger and Dr. Raymond A. Boulter Jr. officiating. Burial is in Forest Park Cemetery.
She was born Jan. 21, 1915 in Greenville, daughter of William Oscar Smithers and Vallie Sue Dove Holder Smithers. On Oct. 27, 1936 she was married to Forrest Geesey in Greenville.
Mrs. Geesey was secretary at Central Christian Church for 25 years and she was a member of Central Christian.
Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law Pattie and Chris Williams of Longmont, Colo. and Genie and Art Moeller of Tool; a brother and sister-in-law, W.O. and Diane Smithers of Tyler; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband on Sep. 29, 1991; a grandson, Steve Hulsey in 1998 and son-in-law George Hulsey in 1997.
Pallbearers are Bill Burnett, Larry Parisey, Charles Jaco, Tim Wooten, Robert LyBrand and John Mobley. Honorary pallbearers are Members of Master Builders Sunday school class at Central Christian Church.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Boulder County, 2825 Marine Street, Boulder, Colo. 80303 or Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, P.O. Box 190567, Dallas,75219.
Visitation is is 6 to 8 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

Pat Low
Pat A. Low, 61, of Greenville, died Thursday morning at her residence. Funeral services are at 3 p.m. Sunday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Nichols officiating. Burial is in Memoryland Memorial Park.
The daughter of P.H. Elam and Maurine Scoggin, she was born Aug. 11, 1939 in Fannin County. She and James R. Low were married Aug. 13, 1960 in Iowa Park.
Mrs. Low was a homemaker and was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband of Greenville; two daughters, Darla Wallace and Twyla Oliver; brothers Jerry W. Elam, Earl Elam and Tom Elam and three grandchildren.
A sister, Evelyn Allison, preceded her in death.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Oben Minyard
Oben Eugene Minyard, 80, of Greenville died Wednesday at Rockwall Nursing Home. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bob Layman officiating. Burial is in Shady Grove Cemetery.
Born Aug. 5, 1920 in Indianola, Okla., he was the son of Albert Ossie Minyard and Goldie Shropshire. He married Patricia Agnew on Nov. 3, 1950 in Lawrence, Kan.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Minyard was an insurance sales representative. He was a lifetime member of D.A.V.
Surviving are his wife of Greenville; sons Ron Minyard and Stephen Minyard of Greenville and Randolph Minyard of Celeste; a daughter, Nelda Moates of Garden City, Kan.; two brothers, A.O. Minyard of Tulsa, Okla. and James R. Minyard of Oklahoma City, Okla. and two grandchildren.
His parents and a grandson preceded him in death.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Elmer Ragland
Elmer E. Ragland, 60, of Campbell died Wednesday morning at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. There is a graveside service at 2 p.m. Saturday at Simmons Cemetery with Tommy Weems officiating.
He was born May 30, 1940 in Bedford, son of Powell B. Ragland and Margaret Rhodes.
Mr. Ragland was a produce truck driver.
He is survived by his mother, Margaret Lowhon of Campbell; a son and daughter-in-law, Elmer Ray and Brenda Ragland of Campbell; a daughter, Teresa Mask of Cumby; brother Robert Edward Ragland of Campbell and four grandchildren.
His father preceded him in death.
Pallbearers are Robert Mask, Darrell Ragsdale and John Graham.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

Carol Robinson
ROWLETT " Carol Robinson, 53, of Rowlett died Thursday in Dallas. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at Rest Haven Funeral Home-Rowlett Chapel with Rick Flowers officiating. Burial is in Memoryland Memorial Park, Greenville.
The daughter of John David and Carol Pursley Huff, she was born Sept. 3, 1947.
Mrs. Robinson was a member of Emmanuel Pentecostal Church in Mesquite.
Surviving are her husband, Jodie Robinson of Rowlett; sons Russell Wells of Greenville and Darrell Wells of Garland; two daughters, Rhonda McFarland of Greenville and Raina Hill of Copeville; mother and stepfather, Carol and Michael Byrne of Greenville; sisters Gail Inman of Graham, Sherry Davidson of Greenville and Sheila McMullin of Red Oak; two brothers, Larry Huff of Wylie and Jeffery Huff of Garland and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father and a brother, Sammy Huff.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Maurine Webb
LEONARD " Funeral services for Maurine Webb, 92, of Garland, formerly of Leonard, are at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Casey Ingold officiating. Burial is in Valley Creek Cemetery near Leonard.
Mrs. Webb died Thursday at Baylor Hospital in Garland.
She was born Feb. 25, 1909 in Valley Creek, daughter of William Alexander Steele and Susan Grace Tucker Steele. On May 4, 1929 she was married to Bennie Leon Webb in Valley Creek.
Mrs. Webb was a member of the Oates Drive Baptist Church in Mesquite. She was a caregiver at Golden Acres Nursing Home.
Surviving are sons David Leon Webb of Garland, Teddy D. Webb of Rowlett and Gene C. Webb of Seagoville; a brother, Billy J. Steele of Valley Creek; 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Her husband preceded her in death on Dec. 6, 1983.
Visitation is 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.


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