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October 11, 2001

Services planned

Edwin L. Ward of Tyler, founder of Ward Manufacturing in Greenville, died Wednesday. Services are pending.

Brenda Jozeen Bolin, 50, of Leonard, 2 p.m. Friday at Taylor Funeral Home of Leonard. Burial in Valley Creek Cemetery. Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Leola Johnson, 96, of Greenville, 3 p.m. today at Grundy Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in East Mount Cemetery.

William Lin "Sonny" Johnson, 61, of Irving, 1 p.m. today at Pilgrims Rest Church. Burial in Pilgrims Rest No. 1 Cemetery. Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home of Emory in charge.

Josephine Bowers
FARMERSVILLE - Josephine "Jo Ann" Bowers, 66, of Pilotgrove died Tuesday. A graveside service is scheduled at 2 p.m. today at Blue Ridge Cemetery in Blue Ridge with Rev. Johnnie Jones officiating.
Born Sept. 12, 1935, in Fort Worth, she was the daughter of Homer Stitt and Mary Alta Lotspiech Stitt. She was married to Douglas R. Bowers. Mrs. Bowers was a homemaker.
Surviving are daughters, Virginia Desmond of Sherman, Shirley Campbell of McKinney, Mary Ross of Louisiana and Linda Worley of Van Alstyne; sons Clayton Kirby of Celina and Douglas Bowers and Tommy Bowers of Westminister; 24 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home of Farmersville is in charge of arrangements.
 

Alta Coker
FARMERSVILLE - Alta Marie Coker, 92, of Merit died Wednesday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Merit Cemetery in Merit.
Born March 6, 1909, she was the daughter of Oscar Powell and Alfa Mitchell Powell. She was married to Gaston Coker on June 28, 1931, in Durant, Okla. She was a homemaker.Mrs. Coker is survived by a son, Jimmy Coker of Merit and half sister Mabry Huff of Castro Valley, Calif.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 

Evelyn Hukill
QUINLAN - Evelyn Hukill of Quinlan died Monday in Greenville. Funeral services are at the Quinlan Funeral Home Chapel today at 3 p.m. with Eddie Frazier officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Daughter of James Ansley and Clestia Elizibeth Moore Smith, she was born Nov. 19,1906, in Alba. On Feb, 2, 1924, she was married to Lawrence Edward Smith in Alba. She was a retired seamstress. Mrs. Hukill was a Baptist.
Survivors are two sons, Paul Hukill of Lindale and Jesse Hukill of Quinlan; two daughters, Hellen Allison of Quinlan and Callie Singleton of Ladonia; 11 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband; a brother, John William Smith, sister Edna Hukill and a daughter, Evelyn Marie Hukill.
 

Eric Pressley
QUINLAN - Eric Neal Pressley of West Tawakoni died Tuesday in Greenville. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Friday at Quinlan Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Hammond officiating.
Son of Alfred Pressley and Erma Crawford Flournoy, he was born Feb. 16, 1945, in Mena, Ark. On Nov. 8, 1969, he married Carol Jones Pressley in Dallas. Mr. Pressley served in the U.S. Marines. He was a chief pipeline pilot. He was a member of American Legion, Airplane Owners and Pilots Association, Rifleman's Association, Inter-Apprentice Mason and Tressle Board Masonic Lodge.
Survivors include his wife of West Tawakoni; his mother of DeQueen, Ark.; a son, Aaron Neal Pressley of West Tawakoni; daughter Pamela Ann Pressley of Arlington; a brother, Rodney Carl Pressley of Summerville, S.C.; sister Gloria A. Pressley of St. Louis, Mo. and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father and two daughters, Stephanie Carol and Erica Carol.
The funeral home will be open until 8 p.m. today.
 

Mary Wheat
ROYSE CITY - Mary Frances Wheat, 56, of Royse City died Oct. 5. Services are at 1 p.m. Friday at New Hope Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Reese officiating. Burial is in Royse City Cemetery. A wake is from 6 to 7 p.m. today at New Hope Baptist Church.
Mrs. Wheat was a member of St. James AME Church.
Surviving are her husband, Henry Wheat Sr. of Royse City; mother, Mary Lou of McKinney; sons, Malcolm McKinney, John Paul Woodson, William Woodson and Lonnie Hughes, all of Royse City; daughters, Patricia McKinney and Veronica McKinney, both of Royse City; brother, Marcellus McKinney of Tulsa, Okla.; sister, Betty Jo Pierce of Royse City; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, one son, grandmother and granddaughter.
Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

October 10, 2001

Services planned

Brenda Bolin
LEONARD - Funeral services for Mrs. Brenda Jozeen Bolin, 50, of Leonard, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Taylor Funeral Home with Mike Davis, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Valley Creek Cemetery near Leonard.
Mrs. Bolin died Monday at the Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas.
Daughter of Willie James Sides and Ruby Drummond Sides, she was born March 23, 1951, in Jasper, Ala. Mrs. Bolin was a homemaker and a member of the Valley Creek Baptist Church.
Surviving are sons Bruce Bolin of Garland and Steven Bolin of Leonard; a daughter, Vanessa Bolin of Leonard; brothers Benard Valdez of Farmers Branch, Manuel Valdez of Addison and David Valdez of Mesquite; sisters Carolyn Tonihka of Leonard, Marilyn Cleary of Addison, Delia McDaniel of Mesquite, Benita Brown of Carrollton, Cresencia Valdez of Dallas and Ruby Rogers of Mesquite and two grandchildren.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
 

Leola Johnson
Leola Johnson, 96, of Greenville died Monday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Grundy Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gerald Weatherall officiating. Burial will be in East Mount Cemetery.
Daughter of Luvenia Peas, she was born Dec. 3, 1904. She was a member of Clark Street Christian Church.
Mrs. Johnson is survived by a son, Zelma Mixon of Greenville; nieces, Ruby Jean Lovelace of Greenville, Vennie Lee Luster of Dallas and Joyce Ann Jeffery of Dallas and nephews James Fluellen of Dallas, Tommy Jeffery of Greenville, Charles Jeffery of Lufkin and Larone Jeffery of Greenville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eli Johnson; two sisters, Lynn Johnson and Ruby Lee Eubanks and a brother, Fred Burley.
 

William Johnson
EMORY - William Lin "Sonny" Johnson, 61, of Irving died Monday at Baylor Hospital of Irving. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Pilgrims Rest Church with Mark Roberts officiating. Burial will be in Pilgrims Rest No. 1 Cemetery.
Born May 11, 1940, in Howe, he was the son of Broatis Franklin and Avo Opal Watkins Johnson. He and Winnie Gail Adair were married Oct. 4, 1957, in Irving. Mr. Johnson was a laboratory technician for specialty coatings. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife of Irving; his mother of Irving; two sons, Scott Johnson of Bonham and Todd Johnson of Irving; two daughters, Kelley Courtney of Irving and Traci Rowland of Midlothian; brother J.W. Johnson of Irving; sisters Jeraldine Holley of Garland, Jean Shampoe of Garland, Kathy Lee of Dallas and Ann Lane of Gilmer; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
An infant son, Tony Johnson, preceded him in death.
Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home of Emory.

October 9, 2001

Services planned

Leola Johnson, 96, of Greenville died Monday at local hospital. Services are pending with Grundy Funeral Home.

Estice Miller
COMMERCE - Estice V. Miller, 94, of Commerce died Friday at Christus St. Joseph's in Paris. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joel Arnold officiating. Burial was in Rosemound Cemetery.
Born July 15, 1907, in Hunt County, he was the son of Eli Thomas Miller and Maggie Payne. On Dec. 18, 1928, he married Elsie McClure Dodd in Mahoney. Mr. Miller was a concrete pipe manufacturer and he was a farmer. He was of the Church of Christ faith. He was a member of the Commerce Masonic Lodge.
Mr. Miller is survived by two sons, Eugene Estice Miller and wife Betty of Commerce and Eli Barto Miller of Commerce.
He was preceded in death by his wife on June 6, 1989, and two infant grandchildren.
 

Minnie Stogner
PARIS - Minnie Stogner, 90, of Honey Grove, formerly of Greenville, died Sunday at Christus St. Joseph's Hospital North. Graveside services are at 2 p.m. today at McCrury Cemetery in Red River County with Rev. Neil Higginbotham officiating.
She was born April 13, 1911, in Altus, Okla., daughter of Charlie and Emma Abernathy Johnson. She was married to Elbert C. Stogner in Hagansport in 1924. Mrs. Stogner was a homemaker and was a member of Highland Terrace Baptist Church in Greenville.
Survivors include three sons, Denton Stogner of Brookston and Norman and Bobby Stogner, both of Greenville; a daughter, Edna Daugherty of Baytown; brother Cotton Henry Johnson of Paris; 21 grandchldren, 33 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1998 and two children, Kenneth Stogner and Reba Ingram.
Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home of Paris is in charge of arrangements.
 

Judy Wallace
SODDY-DAISY, Tenn. - Judy Creasman Wallace, 57, of Hixson, Tenn., formerly of Greenville, died at her residence Sunday following a long battle with cancer. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at Williamson and Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Calvin Nunley officiating. Burial will be in East Soddy Church of God Cemetery.
She was of the Baptist faith and was employed by J.C. Penney for 12 years.
Survivors are a daughter, Cindy Creasman Pennington of Hixson, Tenn.; sisters Pat Cross of Spring City, Tenn., and Janice Hickman and Jo Bailey, both of Soddy-Daisy, Tenn., and two brothers, R.C. "Corky" Parrott of Hixson, Tenn. and Ricky Hodges of Soddy Daisy, Tenn.
Her parents and a brother preceded her in death.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to Hospice Care.

October 8, 2001

Services planned

Lloyd Herman Bell Sr., 79, died Friday at his residence in Quinlan. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. today at First Assembly of God Church in Hugo, Okla. with burial at Goodland Cemetery in Hugo. Miller and Miller Funeral Home of Hugo, Okla. is in charge of arrangements. 000000">

Reca Irene Sellers, 78, of Farmersville, died Friday in Greenville. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at Mt. Carmel Cemetery Chapel with burial at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. R. W. Owens Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.

Allie Toole McLaughlin, 74, of Greenville, died Friday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. There will be a private burial at Memoryland Memorial Park with Memorial Services at 3 p.m. today at Peters Funeral Chapel.

October 7, 2001

Services planned

Lloyd Bell
HUGO, Okla. - Lloyd Herman Bell Sr., 79, died Friday at his residence in Quinlan. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Monday at First Assembly of God Church in Hugo, Okla. with Rev. Jerry Cooper officiating. Burial will be at Goodland Cemetery in Hugo.
Born in Hugo, Okla. on Nov. 26, 1921, he was the son of Luther and Lucy (Rackley) Bell. He served 21 years in the United States Army and served in World War II and the Korean War. He also served 17 years with the U.S. Postal Service.
He married Viola Pace on Nov. 28, 1947 in Bolen, N.M. The couple raised and raced Thoroughbred horses in Idaho, eventually moving to Quinlan in 1994.
Survivors include his wife, Viola Bell; one daughter, Patricia Fugate of Woodburn, Ore.; three sons, Lloyd Bell Jr. of Quinlan, Bruce Bell of Anaheim, Calif. and George Bell of Minneapolis, Minn.; one brother, O. J. Bell of Live Oak, Calif.; two sisters, Irene Brunner and Maxine McCloure, both of Hugo, Okla.; 10 grandchildren, seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Otis, Carmon, Arlie and Junior and his sister Dorothy.
Miller and Miller Funeral Home of Hugo, Okla. is in charge of arrangements.
 

Rosa McCormick
FARMERSVILLE - Rosa Lucille McCormick, 94, of Farmersville, died Friday in Farmersville. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bart Barber officiating. Burial will be at I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Farmersville.
Born in Farmersville on Nov. 22, 1906, she was the daughter of Allie and Fannie Gotcher Jackson. She married Earl McCormick in Farmersville on Jan. 15, 1949. She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church in Farmersville.
Survivors include daughters Laverne Whitaker of Farmersville and Nelda Joann Towery of Waco; sister MayDonna Osborne of Forney; four grandchildren and seven grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church in Farmersville.
 

Reca Sellers
WOLFE CITY - Reca Irene Sellers, 78, of Farmersville, died Friday in Greenville. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Monday at Mt. Carmel Cemetery Chapel with Rev. Brad Howard officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
Born in Wolfe City on Feb. 1, 1923, she was the daughter of Tom Davis and Lugenia Genva Latimer. She married Edwin H. Sellers in Dallas on June 5, 1947. She was a homemaker and member of Lakeshore Community Church in Rockwall.
Survivors include her husband, Edwin H. Sellers of Farmersville; two daughters, Karen Smith and Janet Jackson, both of Farmersville; one brother, Jewel Davis of Keller; two sisters, Sadie Huffines of Ladonia and Arlene Stewart of Dallas and six grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers and three sisters.
Visitation will be at noon Monday at R. W. Owens Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.
 

Allie McLaughlin
Allie Toole McLaughlin, 74, of Greenville, died Friday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. There will be a private burial at Memoryland Memorial Park with Memorial Services at 3 p.m. Monday at Peters Funeral Chapel with Pastor Butch Bruton officiating.
Born in Greenville on Jan. 12, 1927, she was the daughter of Arthur and Alice Elizabeth Price Toole. She married Robert McLaughlin in February, 1960 in Rockwall. He preceded her in death in 1978. She was a member of Park Street Baptist Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Dawna G. and husband Patrick Guy of Mesquite, Laura and husband Andy Brewster of McKinney and Jan and husband Travis Jackson of Campbell; one son, Wayne E. and wife Roane McLaughlin of Gainesville; two sisters, Violet Horton and son Curtis of Wills Point and Frances and husband John Parr of Layton, Utah; two brothers, Archie and wife Nola Rae Toole of Sunset, Utah and Henry and wife Gene Toole of Campbell; grandchildren Scott Oliver, Stefani Freeman, Courtney Jackson, Dustin Stephenson, Josh and Caleb McLaughlin; two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Mary Belle Toole and Betty Riggs; brother, Arthur B. Toole; grandson, Brandon L. Mitchell and brother-in-law Gene Horton.
Visitation will be from 2 until 3 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

October 6, 2001

Services planned

Mattie Bell Dennis, 102, of Balch Springs, formerly of Commerce, graveside service 11 a.m. today at South Sulphur Cemetery. Jones Funeral Home of Commerce is in charge of arrangements.

Susan M. Kennedy, 29, of Florida, funeral service 3:30 p.m today at Grundy Funeral Home Chapel.

Dorothy Dale Lewis, 64, of Greenville, 11 a.m. today at Truevine Baptist Church. Burial in Grundy Memorial Park. Grundy Funeral Home in charge.

Joyce Miriam Palmer, 93, of Josephine, 11 a.m. today at Rentfrow Funeral Home Chapel, Caddo Mills. Burial in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

B.B. Nepolian "Bozo" Patterson, 54, of Greenville, 2 p.m today at St. Paul Church in Neylandville. Burial in St. Paul Cemetery. Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home in charge.

Gladys Marie Toumbs, 85, of Farmersville, graveside service 2 p.m today at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Farmersville.
Ima Jewell Latham Sparks, 81, of Gunter, memorial service 3 p.m. today at Prospect Baptist Church in Jefferson.

Marilyn Stricklin
ROCKWALL - Marilyn Venita Stricklin of Tyler died Tuesday. Funeral services are at 1 p.m. today at Christian City Church on Highway 66 at Dalrock in Rowlett. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. at Lakeview Cemetery in Marietta, Okla.
She was born April 11, 1944, in Greenville to Duane and Charlotte Stricklin. She was a graduate of East Texas State University in Commerce where she received her degree in elementary education.
Surviving are her mother; brothers David Strickliln and Paul Stricklin of Chandler and sisters Elizabeth and husband Lee Murdock of Rockwall and Julia and husband Mojy Haddad of Arlilngton.
Her father preceded her in death in 1985.
Lyons Funeral Home of Rockwall is in charge of arrangements.

October 5, 2001

Services planned

Mattie Bell Dennis, 102, of Balch Springs, formerly of Commerce, died Sunday. Graveside service 11 a.m. Saturday at South Sulphur Cemetery. Jones Funeral Home of Commerce is in charge of arrangements. 000000">

Harold Dean Grounds, 73, of Princeton, 2 p.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel in Leonard. Burial in Grove Hill Cemetery near Leonard.

Ima Jewell Latham Sparks, 81, of Gunter, memorial service 3 p.m. Saturday at Prospect Baptist Church in Jefferson. 000000">

Mattie Dennis
COMMERCE - Mattie Bell Dennis, 102, of Balch Springs died Sept. 30 in Balch Springs Nursing Home. A graveside service is scheduled at 11 a.m. Saturday at South Sulphur Cemetery with Rev. Cook officiating.
She was born Aug. 20, 1899, in Deport, daughter of John Floyd Allen and Cora Smith. She was married to Tom Dennis in 1953 in Paris. Mrs. Dennis was a member of Newman Park Baptist Church.
Surviving are three daughters, Evelyn Fay Lane of Dallas, Novaline Putman of Virginia and Joyce Cozort of Kansas; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death two daughters, Billie Jean Ray and Kathryn Burnett; a son, Royce Fulfer and by her husband.
Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home of Commerce is in charge of arrangements.
 

Susan Kennedy
Susan M. Kennedy, 29, died in Florida Sept. 29. Funeral services will be at Grundy Funeral Home Chapel at 3:30 p.m. Saturday with Rev. Gerald Weatherall officiating.
Daughter of William R. Kennedy she was born in Karat, Thailand, on March 22, 1972. She attended public schools in Miami, Fla. and Greenville. She resided in Hollywood, Fla. and was employed by Home Furniture.
Surviving are her father of Greenville; stepmother San Morgan of Greenville; two children, Nicole and Jennifer Kennedy of Greenville; a sister, Christine Kennedy of Hollywood, Fla.; stepsister Cartina Morgan of Greenville; stepbrother Avery Morgan of Austin.
She was preceded in death by grandparents Mr. and Mrs. William Kennedy.
Visitation is from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 

Dorothy Lewis
Dorothy Dale Lewis, 64, of Greenville died the morning of Sept. 28 at Baylor Hospital of Dallas. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Truevine Baptist Church with Rev. Maxwell officiating. Burial will be in Grundy Memorial Park.
Born Dec. 30, 1936, in Mt. Pleasant, she was the daughter of Thurston Traylor and Beatrice Stiggers. She was married to Eugene Lewis on May 22, 1954. She was a housewife and was a member of Truevine Baptist Church.
Mrs. Lewis is survived by her husband of Greenville; sons Eugene Lewis Jr., Billy Lewis, Dennis Lewis and Joe Lewis, all of Greenville; daughters Bettie Dixon, Mary Blakeley, Dorothy Sanders, Sarah Dunbar, Karen Lewis, and Bessie Lewis, all of Greenville; three brothers, W.C. Traylor of Saginaw, Donny Traylor of Greenville and Dewey Traylor of Mt. Pleasant; sisters Nora Lewis of Greenville and Nancy Brown, Edna Warren and Margie Ivory, all of Dallas; 19 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by children Martha Lewis and Tony Lewis, a sister, Artie Peterson and a brother, Lundell Montemgy.
Grundy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

Jean Morrow
Jean Morrow, 76, of Greenville died Thursday morning at her residence. Graveside services are at 10 a.m. today at Forest Park Cemetery with Rev. Randy Rather officiating.
Daughter of William Skidmore and Martha Lenning, she was born in Beverly, Alberta Canada on Nov. 22, 1924. She was married to Kenneth Edward Morrow Sr. on July 14, 1945, in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. She was the owner-manager of a service station. Mrs. Morrow was a member of the United Church of Canada.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law Peggy and Larry Hays of Allen; a sister-in-law, Joy Morrow of Mineola; grandchildren Jimmy Rucker of Hot Springs, Ark. and Kimberly Junell of Klondike; a great-grandchild, Janson Edward Junell of Klondike and friend Phillip Allen of Greenville.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on Dec. 6, 1986; a son, Kenneth Edward Morrow Jr. on March 11, 1994 and a brother, Harry Skidmore in 1999.
Coker-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

Joyce Palmer
CADDO MILLS - Joyce Miriam Palmer, 93, of Josephine died Wednesday in Plano. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Rentfrow Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Brant O'Conner officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Born March 13, 1918, in Slocomb, Ark., she was the daughter of James Lewis Johnson and Nolie Englishby Johnson. In 1931, she was married to Raymond M. Palmer in Arkansas. Mrs. Palmer was a homemaker.
Survivors are two sons, James Palmer of Brownsville and Paul Palmer of Josephine; daughters Flora "Peggy" Murray of Josephine, Florence Armstrong of Copeville and Sandra Murphy of Wylie; a brother, Norris Johnson of Sacramento, Calif.; 14 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, two sisters and two brothers.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 

G.B. Patterson
G.B. Nepolian "Bozo" Patterson, 54, of Greenville died Monday at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul Baptist Church in Neylandville with Rev. Vernon Minter officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery.
Son of G.B. Nepolian Patterson Sr. and Arsola Patterson, he was born Aug. 4, 1947, in Deberry. He was a member of St. Paul Baptist Church, Neylandville.
Mr. Patterson is survived by his mother, Arsola Harris of Neylandville; a son, Lee-Clinton Hobdy of Neylandville; stepson Cornelius Hobdy of Neylandville; a daughter, Jamie Hobdy of Neylandville; three brothers, Cleophus Patterson of Commerce, Charlie Patterson and Houston Harris, both of Neylandville; two sisters, Dollie Hicks of Dallas and Lessie Bea Conley of Neylandville and three grandchildren.
His father, two brothers and a sister preceded him in death.
There will be a wake from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home.
 

Gladys Toumbs
FARMERSVILLE - Gladys Marie Toumbs, 85, of Farmersville died Wednesday at Hinton Nursing Home. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Farmersville with Rev. Bart Barber officiating.
Daughter of Jesse Mitchell and Maude Birkham Mitchell, she was born Jan. 6, 1916, in Omaha. In 1934, she was married to Earnest Toumbs Sr. in Collin County. Mrs. Toumbs was a nurse.
She is survived by a son, Gene Toumbs of Garland; sisters Audrey Dudley of Tyler, Betty Draper of Longview and Vivian Foster of Longview; three brothers, Alfred Mitchell of Winnsboro, Kenneth Mitchell of Kilgore and Paul Mitchell of Austin; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home of Farmersville is in charge of arrangements.

October 4, 2001

Services planned

Harold Dean Grounds, 73, of Princeton died Tuesday at Medical Center of Plano. Services are pending with Taylor Funeral Home of Leonard.

Mattie Bell Dennis, 102, of Balch Springs, formerly of Commerce, died Sunday. Graveside service 11 a.m. Saturday at South Sulphur Cemetery. Jones Funeral Home of Commerce is in charge of arrangements. 000000">

Dorothy Lewis of Greenville died Friday at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Truevine Baptist Church. Grundy Funeral Home in charge.

Susan Kennedy, 29, of Greenville died in Florida Sept. 29. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Grundy Funeral Home Chapel. 000000">

Joyce Myram Palmer, 83, of Josephine died Wednesday in P lano. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Rentfrow Funeral Home Chapel in Caddo Mills.

Ima Jewell Latham Sparks, 81, of Gunter, memorial service 3 p.m. Saturday at Prospect Baptist Church in Jefferson.
Lillian Lavina Turrentine, 85, of Odessa, formerly of Greenville, graveside service 11 a.m. today at Pickton Cemetery in Pickton. Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home of Odessa in charge.

Harold Grounds
LEONARD - Funeral services for Harold Dean Grounds, 73, of Princeton will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Taylor Funeral Home Chapel in Leonard with Charles Wrenn officiating. Burial will be in Grove Hill Cemetery near Leonard. He died Tuesday at Medical Center of Plano.
He was born Dec. 7, 1927, in Leonard, the son of Charles Leonard Grounds and Zephyr Annis Grounds. He married Betty Cowan on May 22, 1948, in Trenton. Mr. Grounds retired from the Vought Corporation and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Princeton.
Survivors are his wife of Princeton; sons Harold Wayne Grounds of Princeton, Charles Grounds of Mansfield, Scott Grounds of Fort Worth, Bryon Grounds of Morgan and Lowell Grounds of Hamilton; daughters Lena McVay of Granbury, Carol Christenson of Hamilton and Rochelle George of McKinney; sisters Nadine Brewer of Rendon, Susie Deel of Trenton, Mada Ray Walker of Bonham and Euwana Godwin of Forney; brothers Zeke Grounds of Bonham and Bill Grounds of Denison; 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

October 3, 2001

Services planned

Harold Dean Grounds, 73, of Princeton died Tuesday at Medical Center of Plano. Services are pending with Taylor Funeral Home of Leonard.

Mattie Bell Dennis, 102, of Balch Springs, formerly of Commerce, died Sunday. Graveside service 11 a.m. Saturday at South Sulphur Cemetery. Jones Funeral Home of Commerce is in charge of arrangements. 000000">

Nancy Jenkins Gilreath, 46, of Mesquite, formerly of Greenville and Wolfe City, 2:30 p.m. today at Berean Baptist Church in Mesquite. Graveside service at 4:30 p.m. at Memoryland Memorial Park, Greenville. Eastgate Funeral Home of Mesquite in charge.

Dorothy Lewis of Greenville died Friday at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Truevine Baptist Church. Grundy Funeral Home in charge.

Susan Kennedy, 29, of Greenville died in Florida Sept. 29. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Grundy Funeral Home Chapel. 000000">

John L. Ross died Friday at Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Augusta, Ga. Graveside services with full military honors will be at 2 p.m. today at Bellvue Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Poteet Funeral Home in Augusta is in charge of arrangements.

Nancy Gilreath
MESQUITE - Nancy Jenkins Gilreath, 46, of Mesquite, formerly of Greenville and Wolfe City, died Sunday at her home following a lengthy illness. Funeral services are at 2:30 p.m. today at Berean Baptist Church, 302 North Town East Boulevard, Mesquite, with Rev. David Mills and Tony Joe White officiating. Graveside services are at 4:30 p.m. at Memoryland Memorial Park in Greenville with Rev. Rick Blue officiating.
Daughter of Fred M. and Lillian Owens-Jenkins, she was born May 9, 1955, in Greenville. She graduated from Greenville High School and received her bachelor and master degrees in education from Texas A&M University in Commerce. She was a school teacher for 18 years and lived seven years in Wolfe City and 11 years in Mesquite. She was presently a principal at A.C. New Middle School. Mrs. Gilreath was a former member of Lamar Baptist Church and was an active member of Berean Baptist Church in Mesquite.
Survivors include her husband Keith Gilreath of Mesquite; her mother of Greenville; sons Nathan White of Mesquite and Tony Joe White and wife Merideth of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; two sisters, Linda Ferrell of Australia and Mary Ann Kluttz of Greenville and brothers Fred Jenkins of Moore, Okla. and Bobby Jenkins of Tom Ball.
Eastgate Funeral Home, LBJ and Northwest Highway, is in charge of arrangements.

Ima Sparks
LONGVIEW - Ima Jewell Latham Sparks, 81, of Gunter died Sept. 29 at Hilltop Haven Nursing Home in Gunter. There will be a memorial service at 3 p.m. Saturday at Prospect Baptist Church in Jefferson.
She was born Aug. 28, 1920, in Jefferson to Eugene Latham and Emma Latham. She was a hairdresser.
Survivors are two sons, Arthur James Phillips of Greenville and Larry Herman Phillips of Jefferson; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Ollie Spruill
FARMERSVILLE - Ollie M. "Polly" Spruill, 99, of Farmersville died Monday at Hinton Nursing Home. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery with Rev. Bart Barber officiating.
Born May 15, 1902, in Farmersville, she was the daughter of J.E. Whitsell and Susy Rogers Whitsell. She was married to Hugh Spruill on Nov. 28, 1931, in Farmersville. Mrs. Spruill worked as a candy wrapper. She was a member of First Baptist Church.
Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Emma Spruill and Mrs. Lucille Jackson, both of Farmersville and Mrs. Fay Neal of Dallas.
Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lillian Turrentine
ODESSA - Lillian Lavina Turrentine, 85, of Odessa died Monday at Deerings Nursing Home. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Pickton Cemetery in Pickton.
She was born July 20, 1916, in Greenville. Mrs. Turrentine moved to Odessa in 1994. She was a homemaker and she was a Baptist.
Surviving are three daughters, Glenice Turner of Benton, La., Zonaruth Covington of Gainesville and Neta Tiner of Odessa; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilson I. Turrentine; a daughter, Beverly Turrentine and a son, Wayne Turrentine.
Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

October 2, 2001

Services planned

Dorothy Lewis of Greenville died Friday at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Truevine Baptist Church. Grundy Funeral Home in charge.

Susan Kennedy, 29, of Greenville died in Florida Sept. 29. Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Grundy Funeral Home Chapel.

John L. Ross died Friday at Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Augusta, Ga. Graveside services with full military honors will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bellvue Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Poteet Funeral Home in Augusta is in charge of arrangements.

Nancy Gilreath
MESQUITE - Nancy Jenkins Gilreath, 46, of Mesquite, formerly of Greenville and Wolfe City, died Sunday at her home following a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Berean Baptist Church, 302 North Town East Boulevard, Mesquite, with Rev. David Mills and Tony Joe White officiating. Graveside services will be at 4:30 p.m. at Memoryland Memorial Park in Greenville with Rev. Rick Blue officiating.
Daughter of Fred M. and Lillian Owens-Jenkins, she was born May 9, 1955, in Greenville. She graduated from Greenville High School and received her bachelor and master degrees in education from Texas A&M University in Commerce. She was a school teacher for 18 years and lived seven years in Wolfe City and 11 years in Mesquite. She was presently a principal at A.C. New Middle School. Mrs. Gilreath was a former member of Lamar Baptist Church and was an active member of Berean Baptist Church in Mesquite.
Survivors include her husband Keith Gilreath of Mesquite and sons Nathan White of Mesquite and Tony Joe White and wife Merideth of Cape Giradeau, Mo.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Eastgate Funeral Home, LBJ and Northwest Highway.
 

Alene McCullough
Alene A. McCullough, 85, of Greenville died Saturday in Greenville. Services are at 11 a.m. today at Johnson Street Church of Christ with Rick Henslee and Randy Daw officiating. Burial will be at Forest Park Cemetery.
Mrs. McCullough was born July 25, 1916, in Gober to James Harley Antwine and Ettie Elizabeth Jackson. She was married July 11, 1942, to Horace W. Hulsey, who died in 1965. She was remarried April 9, 1971, to O.G. McCullough, who died in 1985. Mrs. McCullough was a former clerk with the Soil Conservation Office in Greenville and a member of Johnson Street Church of Christ.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, James W. and Joanna Hulsey of Malverne, N.Y.; a step-son and wife, Larry and Carolyn McCullough of Greenville; three sisters, Frieda Bunch of Greenville and Beatrice Dupree and Juanita Russell of Shreveport, La.; four grandchildren, Robert and Emily Hulsey of Malverne, N.Y., Leah McCullough of Midland and Scott McCullough of Greenville and several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by a brother, James Antwine.
Memorials may be made to the building fund at Johnson Street Church of Christ or Boles Home.
Coker-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Loyd McKinney
POINT - Funeral services for Loyd McKinney, 72, of Lone Oak are at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Point with Rev. Jimmy Shedd and Rev. J.B. Harlin officiating. Burial will be in Hooker Ridge Cemetery.
Mr. McKinney died Sunday at his residence.
He was born June 3, 1929, in Point to Lawrence Jarvis and Bonnie Cole McKinney. Mr. McKinney was a retired Rains County clerk and Rains County judge. He was retired from Texas Theater in Greenville. He had ministered for 54 years and was pastor of Shady Grove Baptist Church of Emory. Mr. McKinney was Rains County's first scoutmaster.
Surviving are a son, Jeff Davis of Lone Oak; two sisters, Rena Yarger of Sherman and Addie Hooker of Rockwall and two granddaughters.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Lawrence McKinney and Joe David McKinney.
Point Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

Robbie Reding
EMORY - Robbie Reding, 67, of Lone Oak died Saturday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Wyman officiating. Burial will be in Hooker Ridge Cemetery.
Daughter of George Franklin and Thelma Louise Gray Roberts, she was born March 22, 1934, in Hunt County. On April 25, 1949, she was married to Daniel LaFayette Reding in Lone Oak. Mrs. Reding was a homemaker and a member of Bois d'Arc Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband of Lone Oak; two daughters, Mary Anna Overstreet of Caddo Mills and Joyce Jones of Lone Oak; a brother, Jimmy Franklin Roberts of Point; sisters Vernie Louise Rogers of Emory and Annie Pearl Foreman of Emory, Maxie Lucille Vick of Terrell, Betty Sue Donaldson of Emory and Tommie Jean Colburn of Lone Oak; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Two brothers, Robert Dale and George Franklin Tabet Roberts preceded her in death.
 

Jesse Scott
FARMERSVILLE - Jesse Lloyd Scott, 69, of Farmersville died Sunday at North Central Medical Center in McKinney. Services are at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Dallas at 10:30 a.m. today.
He was born Nov. 8, 1931, son of John M. Scott and Lucy C. Black Scott. Mr. Scott was a newsstand vendor.
A sister, Johnnie Donica of Farmersville, survives.
Memorials may be made to Light House for the Blind or to Goodwill Industries.
Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

October 1, 2001

Services planned

Harold R. Gallion, 71, of Lone Oak died Monday at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. Services are pending with Lynch Alternative Funeral Services.

Dorothy Lewis of Greenville died Friday at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. Services are pending with Grundy Funeral Home. 000000">

Cecilia Ann Bene', 70, of Campbell, died Thursday in Greenville. Services are 11 a.m. today at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Commerce with burial at Brigham Cemetery in Campbell. Pemberton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Donnie Ray Flanagan, 40, of Commerce, died Thursday at a Commerce Hospital. Services are 11 a.m. today at Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Commerce with burial at Grundy Memorial Park. Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Eula Mae Moore, 92, of Irving, died Friday in Dallas. Services are 3 p.m. today at Rentfrow Funeral Home Chapel in Royse City with burial will at the Caddo Mills I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

John L. Ross died Friday at Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Augusta, Ga. Graveside services with full military honors will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bellvue Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Poteet Funeral Home in Augusta is in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth M. Stewart, Lt. Col. (Retd.), 79, of Greenville, died Thursday at his residence. Services are 2 p.m. today at Highland Terrace Baptist Church with burial with full military honors at Memoryland Memorial Park. Peters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Alene McCullough
Alene A. McCullough, 85, of Greenville died Saturday in Greenville. Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Johnson Street Church of Christ with Rick Henslee and Randy Daw officiating. Burial will be at Forest Park Cemetery.
Mrs. McCullough was born July 25, 1916, in Gober to James Harley Antwine and Ettie Elizabeth Jackson. She was married July 11, 1942, to Horace W. Hulsey, who died in 1965. She was remarried April 9, 1971, to O.G. McCullough, who died in 1971. She was a former clerk with the Soil Conservation Office in Greenville and a member of Johnson Street Church of Christ.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, James W. and Joanna Hulsey of Malverne, N.Y.; a step-son and wife, Larry and Carolyn McCullough of Greenville; three sisters, Frieda Bunch of Greenville and Beatrice Dupree and Juanita Russell of Shreveport; four grandchildren, Robert and Emily Hulsey of Malverne, N.Y., Leah McCullough of Midland and Scott McCullough of Greenville; several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by a brother, James Antwine.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home. A building fund at Johnson Street Church of Christ or Boles Childrens Home is set up as a memorial to Mrs. McCullough.
 

Kenneth Stewart
Kenneth M. Stewart, Lt. Col. (Retd.), 79, of Greenville, died Thursday at his residence. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Monday at Highland Terrace Baptist Church with Rev. Bob Layman and Rev. Bobby Renfro officiating. Burial will full military honors will be at Memoryland Memorial Park.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio on May 28, 1922, he was the son of Francis Gray Stewart and Luella Miller Stewart. He married Ellen Russell in Lawton Okla. on Oct. 13, 1951. He retired from the U.S. Army after 26 years of service and then worked for E-Systems in the accounts payable division for 20 years. He was a member of Highland Terrace Baptist Church.
While in the Army, Stewart belonged to several military organizations, including the 35th Infantry Division in Germany, the 13th Army Security Field Station in England and the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.
He also was the recipient of a dozen military awards, including the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.
He is survived by his wife, Ellen Russell Stewart of Greenville; son Kenneth W. Stewart and wife Margie of Caddo Mills; daughters Michelle Zboralski and husband Dan of Manitowoc, Wis. and Debbie Stewart of Arlington; sisters, Mary Jane Petrash and husband Eddie of Thousands Oaks, Calif. and Beatrice Railing of Scottsburgh, Ind.; brother, Donald G. Stewart and wife Lois of Palmdale, Calif. and grandchildren Alina and Mallory Stewart of Caddo Mills.

September 30, 2001

Services planned

Harold R. Gallion, 71, of Lone Oak died Monday at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. Services are pending with Lynch Alternative Funeral Services.

Dorothy Lewis of Greenville died Friday at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. Services are pending with Grundy Funeral Home. 000000">

Clarence Sumner Pittard, 89, of DeSoto, formerly of Wolfe City, 3 p.m. today at Mt. Carmel Cemetery Chapel with burial in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Joseph Wayne Maples, 84, of Commerce, 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Commerce with burial in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Pemberton Funeral Home of Commerce is in charge of arrangements. 000000">

Rachel Viola Terry, 93, of Leonard, 2 p.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel.

Cecilia Bene'
CAMPBELL - Cecilia Ann Bene', 70, of Campbell, died Thursday in Greenville. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Commerce with Father Corcoran officiating. Burial will be in Brigham Cemetery in Campbell. Rosary will be 6 p.m. today at Pemberton Funeral Home.
Born in Dallas on July 6, 1931, she was the daughter of Frank and Pauline Culver Hereford. She married Troy E. Bene' in Dallas on Aug. 12, 1957.
Mrs. Bene' had lived in Campbell for two years, having moved from Dallas. She graduated from Forrest High School in Dallas and was a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell for 10 years. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Commerce and past member of St. Phillips Catholic Church in Dallas.
She is survived by her husband, Troy Bene' of Campbell; two daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Joe Barsoum of Mesquite and Pam and Gerald Roberts of Rockwall; five sons and daughters-in-law, Alan and Sherae Bene' of Allen, Scott and Pam Bene' of Mesquite, Chris Bene' of Campbell, Keith and Janeese Bene' of Allen and Kevin and Magda Bene' of Mesquite; three sisters, Sister Teresa Hereford of Fredricksburg, Mary Ruth Schmidt of Durant, Okla., and Karen Koller of Combine; five brothers, Frank Hereford Jr. of Arlington, John Hereford of Cheyenne, Wy., Bill Hereford of Bedford, Richard Hereford of Rochester, N.Y. and Anthony Hereford of Longview; 14 grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Pallbearers include Gerald Roberts, Jordan Roberts, Brad Way, Alan Bene', Scott Bene', Chris Bene', Keith Bene' and Kevin Bene' Visitation is scheduled from 5 until 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 

Donnie Flanagan
COMMERCE - Donnie Ray Flanagan, 40, of Commerce, died Thursday at a Commerce Hospital. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Monday at Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Commerce with Rev. David Savage officiating. Burial will be in Grundy Memorial Park.
Born in Commerce on Feb. 10, 1961, he was the son of Cleon and Varie Flanagan. He married Pamela Bailey in Commerce on Sept. 20, 1988. He was a laborer, a member of Mount Moriah Temple Baptist Church in Commerce and was a 1980 graduate of Commerce High School.
He is survived by his parents, Cleon and Varie Flanagan of Commerce; his wife, Pamela Flanagan of Commerce; five sons, Erwin Kincholow of Dallas, Tyson Shaw of Ladonia, and Chase Flanagan, Carvez Flanagan and Chance Flanagan, all of Commerce; a daughter, Pametria Bailey of Greenville; six sisters, Brenda Gadlin of Commerce, Sandra Flanagan, of Commerce, Rosie Bailey, of Commerce, Dorothy Crook of Sulphur Springs, Felicia Flanagan of Commerce, and Tyera Allen of Commerce; one brother, Cleon Flanagan Jr. of Oak Point; one grandmother, Louise Morrison; three grandchildren; two aunts and one uncle.
He was preceded in death by two grandfathers, Amos Flanagan and Leo Morrison; and one grandmother, Amy Flanagan.
A wake is scheduled from 5 until 6 p.m. today at Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home Chapel in Greenville.
 

Eula Moore
IRVING - Eula Mae Moore, 92, of Irving, died Friday in Dallas. Funeral services are at 3 p.m. Monday at Rentfrow Funeral Home Chapel in Royse City with Rev. Buist Wilson and Hutson Johnson officiating. Burial will in the Caddo Mills I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Born in Wise County on May 5, 1909, she was the daughter of John and Martha Jane Vaughn Martin. She was a seamstress for Gorden-Baron in Dallas.
She is survived by three daughters, Thadelua Moore of Irving, Joyce Blue of Rowlett and Shirley Walker of Dallas; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
Pallbearers include Dwayne Blue, Michael Blue, Justin Blue, Russell Walker, Melinda Fator and Darrel Hart.
Visitation is scheduled from 2 until 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 

John Ross
AUGUSTA, Ga. - John L. Ross died Friday at Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Augusta, Ga. Graveside services with full military honors will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bellvue Memorial Gardens Mausoleum with Rev. Terry Doss officiating.
Born in West Monroe, La., he had lived in Augusta since 1977. He retired from the U.S. Army after 20 years and was a Baptist. He also retired after 14 years with the civil service at Fort Gordon.
He is survived by his wife, Sally Ross of Augusta, Ga.; a son, John S. Ross; daughters, Linda Ross, Becky Compton and Debra Zayas; a sister, Judy Fortenberry of Greenville and five grandchildren.
Visitation is scheduled from noon until 1:30 p.m. at Poteet Funeral Home West Chapel in Augusta.
 

Kenneth Stewart
Kenneth M. Stewart, Lt. Col. (Retd.), 79, of Greenville, died Thursday at his residence. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Monday at Highland Terrace Baptist Church with Rev. Bob Layman and Rev. Bobby Renfro officiating. Burial will full military honors will be at Memoryland Memorial Park.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio on May 28, 1922, he was the son of Francis Gray Stewart and Luella Miller Stewart. He married Ellen Russell in Lawton Okla. on Oct. 13, 1951. He retired from the U.S. Army after 26 years of service and then worked for E-Systems in the accounts payable division for 20 years. He was a member of Highland Terrace Baptist Church.
While in the Army, Stewart belonged to several military organizations, including the 35th Infantry Division in Germany, the 13th Army Security Field Station in England and the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.
He also was the recipient of a dozen military awards, including the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.
He is survived by his wife, Ellen Russell Stewart of Greenville; son Kenneth W. Stewart and wife Margie of Caddo Mills; daughters Michelle Zboralski and husband Dan of Manitowoc, Wis. and Debbie Stewart of Arlington; sisters Mary Jane Petrash and husband Eddie of Thousands Oaks, Calif. and Beatrice Railing of Scottsburgh, Ind. and grandchildren Alina and Mallory Stewart of Caddo Mills.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will include military. Honorary pallbearers include members of the Coleman Sunday School class.
Memorials may be made to the building fund at Highland Terrace Baptist Church
Visitation is scheduled from 6 until 8 p.m. today at Peters Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.
 

September 29, 2001

Services planned

Harold R. Gallion, 71, of Lone Oak died Monday at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. Services are pending with Lynch Alternative Funeral Services.
Dorothy Lewis of Greenville died Friday at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. Services are pending with Grundy Funeral Home.
 

Floyd Wilson Ausburn of McKinney, formerly of Celeste, 2 p.m. today at Bellew Funeral Home Chapel in McKinney. Burial in Pecan Grove Cemetery.

Cecilia Ann Bené, 70, of Campbell, formerly of Dallas, died Thursday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Commerce. Visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday with a rosary at 6 p.m. at Pemberton Funeral Home, Commerce.

Clarence Sumner Pittard, 89, of DeSoto, formerly of Wolfe City, 3 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Carmel Cemetery Chapel with burial in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth M. Stewart, retired Lt. Col., of Greenville died Thursday at his residence. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Highland Terrace Baptist Church. Burial with full military honors will be in Memoryland Memorial Park. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Peters Funeral Home.

Vesta Elmore
Vesta E. Elmore, 89, of Malakoff died Thursday evening at Hospice of East Texas in Tyler. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bob Sexton officiating. Burial will be in Memoryland Memorial Park.
Born May 1, 1912, in Sulphur Springs, she was the daughter of Albert D. Lawhon and Winnie McGee Lawhon. She was married to Orland Clifton Elmore on Aug. 30, 1930, in Hunt County. She had worked as a saleslady at Howard Discount Center. Mrs. Elmore was a member of First Baptist Church of Campbell.
Surviving are daughter and son-in-law Billie Nadine and Jerry Tustison of Malakoff; grandchildren Jim Tustison of Chandler and Karen Lynch of Malakoff; great-granddaughter Lee Ann Tustison of Chandler and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband on March 3, 1997, three brothers and five sisters.
 

Wayne Maples
COMMERCE - Joseph Wayne Maples, 84, of Commerce died Thursday in Paris. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church in Commerce with Rev. Melvin Ray and Rev. Joel Arnold officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
Born May 18, 1917, in Wolfe City, he was the son of Thomas Lee Maples and Maude Nelson Maples. He and Melba Lynn Middlebrooks were married Dec. 28, 1941, in Rockwall. He was a lifelong resident of Hunt County and received his bachelor's degree in industrial arts from Texas A&M University-Commerce. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army Air Force. Mr. Maples was manager of the ARA Food Service at Texas A&M University-Commerce until his retirement. He was a chaplain at the Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville and taught Sunday school at Oak Manor Nursing Home. Mr. Maples was a deacon and a member of First Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Susanne Dougherty of Sulphur Springs; two sons and daughters-in-law Rick and Sandy Maples of Mansfield and James "Mike" and Kim Maples of Olathe, Kan.; a sister, Helen Hardcastle of Oklahoma City, Okla.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife on Oct. 6, 1994; two brothers and one sister.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Commerce.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Pemberton Funeral Home of Commerce.
 

Rachel Terry
LEONARD - Funeral services for Mrs. Rachel Viola Terry, 93, of Leonard will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Elmer Miller, Randy Rather, chaplain, and Jerry Shaffer officiating. Burial will be Leonard Cemetery.
Mrs. Terry died Friday at the Leonard Nursing Home.
She was born Aug. 19, 1908, in Leonard, daughter of Michael Joseph Shaffer and Laura Etta Felmet Shaffer. She married Rainey Bailey Terry. Mrs. Terry was a homemaker and she was a Baptist.
Survivors are a daughter, Kay Neeley of Dallas; a sister, Louise Minchey of Leonard; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

September 27, 2001

Services planned

Harold R. Gallion, 71, of Lone Oak died Monday at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. Services are pending with Lynch Alternative Funeral Services.

Floyd Wilson Ausburn of McKinney, formerly of Celeste, 2 p.m. today at Bellew Funeral Home Chapel in McKinney. Burial in Pecan Grove Cemetery.

Rosa Mayabell Caldwell, 102, of Farmersville, 1:30 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Farmersville. Burial in I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home of Farmersville in charge. 000000">

Inez Swafford Alvey Compton of McKinney, formerly of Hunt County, 11 a.m. today at Bellew Funeral Home Chapel, McKinney. Burial in Grove Cemetery.

Bobbie Joe "B.J.' Hockett, 70, of Greenville, 10 a.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Forest Park Cemetery.

Clarence Sumner Pittard, 89, of DeSoto died Sept. 23. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Carmel Cemetery Chapel with burial in Mt. Carmel Cemtery, Wolfe City. R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home of Wolfe City in charge.

Von Beane
KILGORE - Funeral services for Von Rhea Beane, 85, of Kilgore, formerly of Greenville, were Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Kilgore with Rev. David Hampton officiating. He died Saturday at Good Shepard Hospital in Longview.
A native of Greenville, he was a 1934 graduate of Greenville High School and then continued a college football career at Wesley College in Greenville and Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. Mr. Beane received undergraduate and graduate degrees at East Texas State University and Southern Methodist University. He received an honorary doctorate from East Texas Baptist University after 24 years of active service on their board of trustees.; he also received the ETBU W.T. Tardy award for outstanding service to the school.
Mr. Beane served in the U.S. Army as a master drill sergeant.
He began his professional career as a teacher and coach and in 1949 he entered the field of educational administration. He served as a high school principal in Lampasas, Waco and Texarkana and later became superintendent of schools in Mineola and Marshall. He was appointed by the Texas Education Agency as the first executive director of the Region VII Education Service Center in Kilgore.
He was a member of numerous professional organizations including life member of Texas Congress of Parent-Teacher Association; Texas State Teachers Association, National Education Association and American Association of School Administrators. Mr. Beane was active in Boy Scout work and received the Silver Beaver and Good Shepard awards. He was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and was a former Sunday school teacher and served on the board of Deacons.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Charline Hawkins Beane; three sons, Jerry Beane of Dallas, Mike Beane of Kilgore and Bobby Beane of Kilgore; a brother, Edward Beane of Greenville; sister Maurine Young of Richardson; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Kilgore Building Fund or the Von Rhea Beane Scholarship at Brookhill School in Bullard.
Rader Funeral Home of Kilgore was in charge of arrangements.

William Roth
ROYSE CITY - William R. Roth, 76, of Royse City died Saturday in Dallas. A graveside service is scheduled today at 2 p.m. at Royse City Cemetery. Dr. Aubrey Patterson will officiate.
He was born Jan. 2, 1925, in Ohio to William F. and Ester B. Houck Roth.
Rest Haven Funeral Home-Royse City Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

September 26, 2001

Services planned

Harold R. Gallion, 71, of Lone Oak died Monday at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. Services are pending with Lynch Alternative Funeral Services.

Kennard Ray "Ken" Duren, 70, of Greenville, graveside service 1 p.m. today at Resthaven Memory Gardens. Coker-Mathews Funeral Home in charge.

James H. Moon, 81, of Lone Oak, graveside service 2 p.m. today at Memoryland Memorial Park. Coker-Mathews Funeral Home in charge.

Derrick M. Williams, 32, of Merrysville, Calif., formerly of Greenville, 11 a.m. today at Bethel AME Church, Greenville. Burial in Grundy Memorial Park. Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home in charge. 000000">

Floyd Ausburn
McKINNEY - Floyd Wilson Ausburn, formerly of Celeste, died Saturday. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bellew Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Pecan Grove Cemetery.
He was born in Celeste Dec. 30, 1918. Mr. Ausburn was a resident of McKinney for 50 years and was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church for more than 30 years. He worked for the City of McKinney and retired from the Job Corps of McKinney.
Mr. Ausburn is survived by his wife, Lillie McIntyre Ausburn; daughter Carol Ausburn Grimes; a brother, Charles Ausburn of Rockwall; sisters Gladys Stapp of Leonard and Opal Latimer of Greenville; two grandchildren, Lori Joan Carico and Steven Floyd Grimes and wife Kay Geers Grimes and three great-grandchildren, Christopher Wilson Grimes, Brittany Nicole Grimes and Michael McIntyre Grimes.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Gussie Ausburn and a daughter, Joan Ausburn Martin.
Visitation is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
 

Rosa Caldwell
FARMERSVILLE - Rosa Maybell Caldwell, 102, of Farmersville died Tuesday at Hinton Nursing Home. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Farmersville with Rev. Maurice Martin and Rev. Bart Barber officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Born May 1, 1899, in Nevada, she was the daughter of Tipton and Laura Noles Denton. She and John Bryant Caldwell were married in Copeville in 1918. She was a homemaker and she was a Baptist.
Surviving are daughters Christine Stevens of Boyd and Dorothy Tate of Farmersville; sons J.T. Caldwell of Copeville, George Caldwell of Garland, Raymond Caldwell of Leonard, Bill Caldwell of Princeton and Jack Caldwell of Garland; a sister, Lela Lanier of Farmersville; 20 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home.
 

Inez Compton
McKINNEY - Inez Swafford Alvey Compton died Sunday at her home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bellew Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Phillip Hobson officiating. Burial will be in Pecan Grove Cemetery, McKinney.
She was born Sept. 14, 1919, in Hunt County to Robert Lloyd and Elizabeth May Swafford. She was the former owner-operator of a hair salon.
Survivors include her husband Emmett Ray Compton; children Fonda Gayle Brooks and husband Dennis of Arlington, Tony Alvey of Princeton, Russell L. Alvey and wife Victoria of Princeton; a sister, Gene Fuller of Garland; grandchildren Leigh Ann Jusits of Arlington, Laura Alvey of McKinney, Jason Alvey of Princeton and Ian Alvey of Princeton; great-grandchildren Darrell, Aaron Danielle, Jamie and Rianne and nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents and Frank Alvey Sr.
Memorials may be made to the local American Cancer Society Chapter.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, 601 South Tennessee Street.
 

Anna Ferguson
IRVING - Graveside services for Mrs. Anna Kelly Ferguson, 80, of Irving, formerly of Greenville, are at 3 p.m. today at the Avery Cemetery in Avery with Rev. Clay Arnold officiating.
Mrs. Ferguson died Monday morning at Ashford Hall Nursing Home in Irving.
She was born Feb. 27, 1921, in Avery to James and Olah O'Bannon Kelly. She was married to Horace Ferguson in October of 1938 in Dallas.
Mrs. Ferguson is survived by three daughters, Stella Holder of Irving, Linda Gail McCall of Irving and Mary Nell Smith of Greenville; two sisters, Mary Rogers of Avery and Cleo Fuller of Irving; two brothers, Roy Lee Kelley of Avery and Ray Dell Kelley of Freeport; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Her husband preceded her in death.
Chism-Smith Funeral Home of Irving is in charge of arrangements.
 

Bobbie Joe Hockett
Bobbie Joe "B.J." Hockett, 70, of Greenville, died Sunday night at Baylor Health Care in Dallas. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kirk Jones and Rev. Bobby Sparks officiating. Burial will be in Forest Park Cemetery.
Son of Joe Hockett and Melba Lee Johnston Hockett, he was born Sept. 11, 1931, in Farmersville. He married Billie L. Hilliard in November 1990 in Bonham. Mr. Hockett served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was employed at Raytheon as an assembler. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Bonham. Mr. Hockett was a Mason and he was president of his senior class of 1949.
Surviving are his wife of Greenville; daughters Hillary Calderon of San Antonio, Gay Poole of Greenville and Heather Warden, Kelli Whitford and Cobbi Turbeville, all of Austin; an aunt, Helen Johnston of Greenville; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
His parents preceded him in death.
Memorials may be made to American Red Cross/Disaster Relief Fund (1-800-HELP NOW).
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

September 25, 2001

Services planned

Harold R. Gallion, 71, of Lone Oak died Monday at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. Services are pending with Lynch Alternative Funeral Services.

Kennard Ray "Ken" Duren, 70, of Greenville, 10 a.m. today at Ridgecrest Baptist Church. Graveside service 1 p.m. Wednesday at Resthaven Memory Gardens. Coker-Mathews Funeral Home in charge. 000000">

Bobbie Joe "B.J." Hockett, 70, of Greenville died Sunday night at Baylor Health Care in Dallas. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Robert T. Schaudt, 66, of Leonard, 2 p.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel in Leonard.

James Hamilton
DALLAS - James M. Hamilton of Merit died at his home Friday. Funeral services are at 3:30 p.m. today at Restland Funeral Home-Wildwood Chapel with Chris Marsh officiating. Burial will be in Restland Memorial Park.
Mr. Hamilton was born Aug. 21, 1918, in New Salem. He worked in the oil fields. He was a member of Merit Baptist Church.
Mr. Hamilton is survived by his wife Eddie Estelle Hamilton of Merit; son and daughter-in-law James L. and Noi Hamilton; brothers O.R. Hamilton and Billy Earl Hamilton; grandchildren Michelle Newman, Neil Hamilton and wife Jentre and Ramona Hamilton and great-grandchildren Jessica Newman, Jordan Newman, Katland Campbell and Chase Hamilton.
A son, Eddie Dean Hamilton, preceded him in death.
 

Albert Isham
Albert Dee Isham, 74, of Campbell, died Saturday at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday at Coker-Mathews Chapel with Rev. Robert Baldridge officiating. Burial will be in Memoryland Memorial Park.
Born October 21, 1926, in Hunt County, he was the son of Samuel Roy Isham and Nannie Amanda Ussery. He married Mary Frances Bryant in the Tidwell Community on March 18, 1950.
Mr. Isham was a veteran who served in the U.S. Navy, and was an auto mechanic by trade. He was a Baptist.
He is survived by his wife of Campbell; one daughter, Mary Elaine Evans of Sulphur Springs; six sons, Michael Wayne Isham, Eddy Merle Isham and Larry Jim Isham, all of Campbell, Albert David Isham of Greenville, Kenneth Mark Isham of Point, and Bryan Keith Isham of Lone Oak; three sisters, Louise Baker of Floyd, Ellen Deaton of West Texas, and Pearl Lessa of Daly City, Calif.; one brother, Jessie Isham of Floyd, 16 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Isham was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
 

James Moon
James H. Moon, 81, of Lone Oak died Friday afternoon at his residence. Graveside services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Memoryland Memorial Park with Rick Henslee officiating.
Born in Winder, Ga., on March 9,1919, he was the son of James Henry Moon. On June 27, 1959, he married Doris Ellen Butler in Oklahoma. Mr. Moon served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a retired mechanic.
Survivors include two sons, James David Moon of Nokesville, Va. and Gary Moon of Germany; a daughter, Jerry Fontana of Fife Lake, Mich.; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife in 1993; his parents; two brothers and one sister.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.
 

Geraldine Stottlemyer
Geraldine Stottlemyer, 79, of Greenville died Friday evening at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. No services are planned.
The body will be cremated at Fairway Crematory of Van.
Daughter of Morris Lavinksy and Bettie Notkin, she was born Dec. 21, 1921, in Cleveland, Ohio. She was married to Marshall Stottlemyer on Sept. 1, 1950, in Bedford, Ohio. Mrs. Stottlemyer was a court reporter.
Surviving are sons Andrew Stottlemyer of West Tawakoni, Mark Stottlemyer of Collinsville, Matthew Stottlemyer of Ohio and Michael Stottlemyer of Louisiana and seven grandchildren.
Her parents, husband and a daughter preceded her in death.
Coker-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

Derrick Williams
Derrick M. Williams, 32, of Merrysville, Calif., died Thursday in California in an auto accident. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bethel AME Church with Rev. W.D. Pierce officiating. Burial will be in Grundy Memorial Park.
Born July 3, 1969, in Greenville, he was the son of Monroe and Shirley Williams. Mr. Williams served in the U.S. Air Force. He was employed as a laborer and was a member of Pilgrim Tabernacle Church of Deliverance. He was the co-founder of a youth organization, Keep Children Off the Street, in Yuba City, Calif.
Survivors include his wife, Therese Williams of California; his parents of Greenville; a son Devin Monroe Williams of California; a daughter, Brittini Manley of California; brother Mark Keith Williams of Greenville and two sisters, Romunda R. Moton of Greenville and Denise Williams of Rockwall.
His grandparents preceded him in death.
Visitation is from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home.


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