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December 3, 1997

Robert Haggerty

DALLAS- Robert Morris Haggerty, 52, of Dallas died Monday in a Dallas hospital. Funeral services are at 1 p.m. today at Greater Gethsemane Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Coumpy officiating. Burial is in Lincoln Memorial Park.

The son of Willie Haggerty Sr. and Annie Mae Black Haggerty, he was born in Greenville on Feb. 18, 1945. He was a retired agent for the CIA. Mr. Haggerty was a member of Greater Gethsemane Baptist Church.

He is survived by his stepfather, Virgil Fleming of Greenville; his mother Annie Mae Fleming of Greenville; four sons, Robert Todd Haggerty, Nicolis Haggerty, Christopher Haggerty and Jason Haggerty, all of Dallas; one brother, Rev. Willie Haggerty Jr. of Greenville and two sisters, Barbara Haggerty and Katie Haggerty, both of Dallas.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Willie Freeman Jr., John L. Pierce, A.C. Neal, Leon Neal, Craig Neal and Mr. Hollie will serve as pallbearers.

Golden Gate Funeral Home of Dallas is in charge of arrangements.
 

Paul Kirkman Sr.

Paul Kirkman Sr., 65, of Greenville died Thursday at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. Funeral services are at Van Sickle Baptist Church at 10 a.m. Saturday with Rev. Roger Ratliff officiating. Burial is in Simmons Cemetery.

Born in Point on Jan. 21, 1932, he was the son of Lindley Elmer Kirkman and Georgia Stigall. He married Betty Tapp on June 22, 1956 in Cash. He served in the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Kirkman was an air conditioner technician. He was a member of Van Sickle Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of Greenville; two sons, Norman Kirkman Jr. of Greenville and Gary Kirkman of Sachse; a daughter, Sherrie Grokett of Campbell; two sisters, Nadine Miller of Odessa and Linda Frasier of Wichita, Kans.; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents and one nephew.

Pallbearers will be Ralph Perfater, Woody Cranfill, Kenneth Parker, Kenny Parker, Kevin Grokett and Bobby Anderson.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.
 

Princess Hargrove-Smith

WOLFE CITY - Princess Khrystal Hargrove-Smith, infant daughter of Eddie and Pamela Smith of Dallas, died Monday at Baylor Medical Center of Grapevine. She was born Monday.

Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m., Nov. 24, in Mount Carmel Cemetery in Wolfe City with Rev. George W. Lowrey officiating.

Surviving are her parents of Dallas; two sisters, Erica and Nina Smith of Dallas; one brother, Thomas Smith of Dallas; maternal grandparents Aldred and Barbara Hargrove of Fort Worth and Chrys Hargrove of Dallas; paternal grandparents Thomas and Sally Smith Jr. of Dallas; maternal great-grandmother Patsy Hargrove of Fort Worth and paternal great-grandmother Louise Smith of Houston, Miss.

R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home of Wolfe City is in charge of arrangements.
 

Wanda Montgomery

LADONIA - Wanda Margaret Montgomery of Ladonia died Tuesday at her home. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church with Bob Posey of Bonham officiating. Burial is in the Ladonia Cemetery.

She was born in Fannin County on Jan. 25, 1924, daughter of Willie Andrew Jackson Owens and Ada Lee McKinney Owens. She and Norman Lee Montgomery were married May 30, 1942. Mrs. Montgomery had worked for East Texas State University of Commerce.

Survivors include her husband of Ladonia; a daughter, Sue Cook of Vernon; two brothers, Leroy Owens of North Carolina and Dwight Owens of Fort Worth; a sister, Doris Skinner of Honey Grove; two grandchildren, Jana Villemain of San Antonio and Glen Cook of Lubbock and one great-grandson, Ean Villemain.
 

Rubye Swaney

LUBBOCK - Graveside services for Rubye L. Swaney, 86, of Lubbock are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Memoryland Memorial Park in Greenville with Rev. Jim Drake officiating. She died Wednesday at Lutheran Home of West Texas in Lubbock.

Mrs. Swaney was born in Commerce and had been a Lubbock resident since 1982, moving there from Canton. She had also resided in Dallas and was a longtime resident of Greenville. She was a sales clerk for Sears in Greenville and taught school for a period of time.

She attended East Texas State University. Mrs. Swaney was a member of Lubbock's Bacon Heights Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.

She married Melvin Wells on Dec. 21, 1930; he preceded her in death on May 26, 1957. She married John Swaney on Jan. 28, 1961; he preceded her in death on Oct. 1, 1973.

Surviving are a sister, Frances L. Drake of Wolfforth and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Mattie Floyd.

Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.

Franklin-Bartley Funeral Home of Lubbock is in charge of arrangements in Lubbock. Peters Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

November 20, 1997
Services planned

James Dale Castleberry, 44, of Greenville died Wednesday in Collin County. Services are pending with Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.
 

Ruth M. Lane, 89, of Greenville; memorial service 10 a.m. today at Grace Presbyterian Church. Peters Funeral Home in charge.
 

Louise Lucile Learned Draper, 87, of Rock Hill, S.C., memorial service 10 a.m. today at All Saints Waccamaw Episcopal Church in Pawleys Island. Pemberton Funeral Home of Commerce in charge.
 

Mary Helen Clark 77, of Pecan Gap, 10 a.m. today at the First Baptist Chuch in Pecan Gap. Burial in Pecan Gap Cemetery. Delta Funeral Home of Cooper in charge.
 

Troy Dry

WOLFE CITY -James Troy Dry, 85, of Scoggins died Tuesday at his home after a lengthy illness. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Friday at R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home in Wolfe City with Rev. Bill Pryor of Mesquite officiating. Burial is in Mount Carmel Cemetery in Wolfe City.

He was born in Fairlie, Hunt County, on June 20, 1912 to Johnny T. and Jessie Brown Dry. He married Verda Pauline Harville on Dec. 30, 1932 in Mansville, Okla.; she died in 1985. He later married Ola Emily Cameron of Mt. Vernon. Mr. Dry was a security officer for a private company and was a member of the Assembly of God Church.

Surviving are his wife of Scoggins; two sons, Eugene Dry and Rodney Joe Dry, both of Dallas; three daughters, Loretta Lucas of Cedar Creek, Barbara Carpenter of Waco and Carol Clements of Denison; two brothers, Bennie Dry of Dallas and Jack Dry of Ardmore, Okla.; five sisters, Eula Mae Scott and Ann Marie Jackson, both of Ardmore, Okla., Loraine Phillips of Holiday, Kathleen Polland of Cedar Hill and Melba Price of Grapevine; 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

A son, Roy Dry, preceded him in death in 1987.

Great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 
 

Elbert Isham

CADDO MILLS -Elbert Leroy Isham, 77, of Dallas died Wednesday in Dallas. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Friday at Rentfrow Funeral Home Chapel with Gordon Grammer officiating. Burial is in VanSickle Cemetery.

Mr. Isham was born Dec. 15, 1919, In Caddo Mills; the son of Samuel Ray and Nannie Amanda Ussery Isham. He married Henrietta Cathey on March 2, 1939, in Caddo Mills. He was a mechanic.

Surviving are his wife of Dallas; three sons, Samuel Isham of San Antonio, Bobby Isham of Dallas and Jimmy Isham of El Paso; two daughters, Deborah McKeever of Childress and Mary Ann Prine of Dallas; two brothers, Albert Isham of Campbell and Jessie Isham of Floyd; three sisters, Louisa Baker of Floyd, Pearl Lessa of San Francisco, Calif. and Ellen Deaton of Burkburnett; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Isham, and a son, Daniel Isham.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 
 

Wanda Mongtomery

LADONIA -Wanda Margaret Montgomery of Ladonia died Tuesday at her home. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church with Bob Posey of Bonham officiating. Burial is in the Ladonia Cemetery.

She was born in Fannin County on Jan. 25, 1924, daughter of Willie Andrew Jackson Owens and Ada Lee McKinney Owens. She and Norman Lee Montgomery were married May 30, 1942. Mrs. Montgomery had worked for East Texas State University of Commerce.

Survivors include her husband of Ladonia; a daughter, Sue Cook of Vernon; two brothers, Leroy Owens of North Carolina and Dwight Owens of Fort Worth; a sister, Doris Skinner of Honey Grove; two grandchildren, Jana Villemain of San Antonio and Glen Cook of Lubbock and one great-grandson, Ean Villemain.

Visitation is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Delta Funeral Home of Ladonia.

November 19, 1997
Services planned

James Troy Dry of Scoggins died at his home Tuesday. Services are pending with R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home of Wolfe City.
 

Ruth M. Lane, 89, of Greenville; memorial service 10 a.m. Thursday at Grace Presbyterian Church. Peters Funeral Home in charge.

Floretta (Flo) Moffitt, 63, of Quinlan; memorial service at Quinlan LyBrand Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. today.

Louise Lucile Learned Draper, 87, of Rock Hill, S.C., 11 a.m. today at Pemberton Funeral Home in Commerce. Burial in Rosemound Cemetery. Memorial service 10 a.m. Thursday at All Saints Waccamaw Episcopal Church in Pawleys Island.
 

Mary Clark

COOPER - Mary Helen Clark, 77, of Pecan Gap died Tuesday at Presbyterian Hospital in Commerce. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Pecan Gap with Cary Kinnaird and Joel Roberson officiating. Burial will be in the Pecan Gap Cemetery.

Mrs. Clark was born in Delta County on May 25, 1920, daughter of John Willis Sandlin and Florence Jane Cummings Sandlin. She married David Christie; he preceded her in death. She later married Jim Clark and he preceded her in death.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, John Sandlin Christie, Dan D. Christie, Shug Christie and Susan Christie, all of Prosper; three brothers, James Sandlin of Cooper, Jack Sandlin of Port Arthur and Bill Sandlin of Lake Jackson; one sister; June Roderick of Pecan Gap; two granddaughters, Allison Sandlin Christie of Prosper and Effie Blase of Dallas and a great-granddaughter, Dylan Blase of Dallas.

Preceding her in death were four sisters, Juanita Brooks, Frankie Clark, Martha Arnold and Katherine Sandlin, infant, and a brother, Bud Sandlin.

Visitation is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at Delta Funeral Home in Cooper.
 

Leo Ebert

QUINLAN - Leo Ebert, 64, of Quinlan died Tuesday at Columbia Medical Center in Terrell. Services will be private.

Son of Earnest Earl and Ada Mae Moefield Ebert, he was born March 15, 1933 in Champaign, Ill. He and his wife, Mary, were married in 1953. Mr. Ebert served in the U.S. Army. He worked for the Department of Transportation with the State of Illinois.

Surviving are his wife; three sons, Newton Lee Ebert of Wills Point, Raymond C. Ebert of Urbana, Ill. and Cary Ebert of Urbana, Ill.; two daughters, Cherie Peak of Fisher, Ill. and Lita Scmitt of Champaign, Ill.; a brother, Ernest Earl Ebert of Champaign, Ill.; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by one sister.

Quinlan LyBrand Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
 

November 16, 1997
Services planned

Bobby Scroggins, 85, of Lone Oak died Wednesday. Services are pending with Bartley Funeral Home of Lone Oak.

Linda Mae Hart, 56, of DeSoto, 11 a.m. today at First United Methodist Church in DeSoto. Burial in Little Bethel Memorial Park in Duncanville.
Nellie Gordon Renfro, 88, of Tioga, 2 p.m. today at United Methodist Church in Tioga. Burial in Tioga Cemetery. Huff/Slay Funeral Home of Tioga in charge.
James V. Shaw of Greenville, memorial service at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel at 5 p.m. Friday.
Leroy Smith, 77, of West Tawakoni, 10 a.m. today at Quinlan LyBrand Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Providence Cemetery in Paris.
Willie Mae Stiggers of Commerce, 1 p.m. today at Bethel Church of God in Christ. Burial in Rosemound Cemetery. Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home of Greenville in charge.

Ray Felty

Ray E. Felty of Richardson died Tuesday at Columbia Medical Center in Plano. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Friday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jim Lyons, Hubert Lytle and Newton Buckley officiating. Burial is in Mount Carmel Cemetery in Wolfe City.

Son of George Felty and Mattie Ethel Puryear Felty, he was born in Hunt County on July 22, 1914. He married Katharyne McCarroll in Garland on Dec. 21, 1935.

Mr. Felty was a retired school teacher and principal of Wallace Elementary School in Richardson and Goodwin Junior High in Paducah. He was a member of First Christian Church in Paducah. He was a former member of the Lions Club, TSTA and Texas Retired Teachers Association.

Surviving are his wife of Richardson; two daughters, Dorotha Sandefur of Lubbock and Berny Ann Long of Burkburnett; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and numerous cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Castle, Larry Lansford, Fred McWhorter, Dan Bartosh Jr., Bill Thompson and Newton Buckley.

Memorials may be made to Mount Carmel Cemetery Association of Wolfe City.

November 15, 1997
Lena Harris

Lena Mae Hendrix Moton Harris of Center Point Community died Tuesday in a Dallas hospital. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Sunday at Center Point Christian Church with Rev. Wilbert Fountain officiating. Burial is in Center Point Cemetery.

She was born in the Dixon Community on Sept. 7, 1915, to Henry and Cora Christian Hendrix. She married Jim Harris in Greenville on Nov. 28. 1955. Mrs. Harris was a home health care worker. She was a member of Center Point Christian Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Gloria Jean Moton Hollingsworth of Vallejo, Calif.; two sisters, Junie Bell Broomfield and Edwina Terrell, both of Greenville; six grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Her husband, nine brothers and one sister preceded her in death.

Pallbearers will be Chester Lee, Walter Hendrix, Elvin McCurdy, Larry Hollingsworth, N.J. Daniels and LaBoyd Hendrix.

There will be no visitation at the church.

Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

Clarence Hughes

CADDO MILLS - Clarence Hanchey Hughes, 76, of Caddo Mills died Wednesday in Dallas. Funeral services were Friday at the Church of Christ with Ray Hunter officiating. Burial was in the Caddo Mills I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

He was born in Hunt County on Dec. 14, 1920 to Clarence Elvin Hughes and Clemmie Woodall Hughes. He married Dorothy Harrington on Oct. 23, 1946 in Greenville. He served in the Army Air Borne during World War II. He was a retired stock clerk with E-Systems. Mr. Hughes was a member of the Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife of Caddo Mills; a son, Stephen Hughes of Caddo Mills; three daughters, Patricia Aston and Kathy Carrell, both of Caddo Mills and Sherry Myre of Royse City; two brothers, Milton Hughes and J.W. Hughes, both of Caddo Mills; three sisters, Birdie Mae Pitts and Betty McCasland, both of Caddo Mills and Wanda McCasland of Rockwall and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Odessa Burkett

Pallbearers are Justin Johnson, Casey Johnson, Steven Angell, Mike Miles, Doyle Crawford and Jimmy Hughes.

Rentfrow Funeral Home of Caddo Mills was in charge of arrangements.
 

Lizzie Johnson

LEONARD - Funeral services for Mrs. Lizzie Johnson, 89, of Leonard, are at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Taylor Funeral Home Chapel in Leonard with Rev. Chris Cowen officiating. Burial is in the Leonard Cemetery.

Mrs. Johnson died Friday in the Wilson N. Jones Regional Health System in Sherman.

She was born Oct. 2, 1908 in Merit, daughter of William Hanner and Jennie Wright Hanner. She married Preston Johnson on May 26, 1926 in Greenville. Mrs. Johnson was a member of the First Baptist Church in Leonard. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by daughters Mary Frances Harrington of Sherman and Lois Johnson of Leonard; sisters, Mary Seals of Denison and Bessie Martin of Farmersville; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.

Her husband preceded her in death on Sept. 22, 1974.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation is from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 

Elma Masters

COMMERCE - Elma Thomas Masters, 84, of Garland, died Thursday at Senior Care at Lake Pointe. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church in Commerce with Dr. Carr Suter officiating. Burial is in Rosemound Cemetery.

She was born in Eldorado, Ark. on Dec. 26, 1912 to M.A. Thomas and Ora Gray Thomas. She and Walter Masters were married in Hugo, Okla. on Nov. 27, 1931. She was a housewife.

Survivors include a son, Frank Masters of St. Louis, Mo.; a daughter, Peggy Masters of Garland; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters Willia Mae Fooshee of Austin, Wanda Walker of Klondike, Blane Patterson of Commerce and Jean Wright of Moultrie, Ga. and a brother, Brodie Thomas of Commerce.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years .

Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home.
 

J.W. Nelson

SULPHUR SPRINGS - J.W. Nelson, 63, of Greenville, recently of Sulphur Springs, died Tuesday. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. at Mitchell Chapel, Church of God in Christ with Supt. Nelson Gatlin officiating. Burial is in Mel Haven.

He was born in Greenville on June 2, 1934 to Willie Nelson and Melvina Nelson. Mr. Nelson was a construction worker. He was a Baptist.

Surviving are his wife, Mabel Nelson; three sons, J.W. Nelson Jr. of Greenville, Alvin Nelson of Dallas and Victoy Nelson of Greenville; three daughters, Mary Ann Nelson, Linda Ann Nelson and Teresa Denise Nelson, all of Dallas; two brothers, Larry Nelson of Los Angeles, Calif. and Willie Ray Nelson of Greenville and four sisters, Minnie Lee Cullers of Los Angeles, Calif., and Margie Reed, Betty Rollison and Mary Nelson, all of Sulphur Springs.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother and three sisters.

Pallbearers are Alton Nelson, Tony Reed, Anthony Rollison, Edward Nelson, Michael Kelly and Donnell Kelly.

White Funeral Home of Sulphur Springs is in charge of arrangements.
 

Frances Potts

COMMERCE - Frances Elizabeth Potts, 95, of Commerce died Thursday in Commerce. There is a graveside service at 11 a.m. Monday at San Marcus City Cemetery.

She was born in McDade on April 21, 1902, to Rev. and Mrs. Edmund A. Potts. She moved to Commerce in 1931. She attended Southwest Texas State University. She earned her master's degree from George Peabody College and did additional work at the Universities of Tennessee, Colorado, Minnesota and Alaska.

She began teaching geology at East Texas State University in 1931 and later became assistant dean of women and director of women's residence halls. In 1947 she returned to the classroom as an assistant professor. She co-authored student and teacher editions of "The New Geography of Texas" in 1963 which was used as the state adopted text for ten years; a supplementary workbook for that textbook was published in 1964.

Miss Potts received a federal grant to compile and publish a "Master Book of Transparencies for World Geography" in 1965 and worked two years with two professors to produce "Texas in Maps - an Atlas for Home and School." She was also employed by Hidalgo County schools to write a pre-primer reading course for Spanish-speaking students and had several articles published in a nature magazine.

Miss Potts was president of the Texas Geography Association and was Texas Coordinator for the National Association for Geographic Education. She served six years on the Hunt County Board of Education.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and served on the board of trustees and administrations board. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma for 52 years, was recording secretary for Alpha State for two terms, was twice elected president of Beta Lambda Chapter of Hunt County and was presented the chapter's achievement award.

Surviving are a sister, Shirley Baldridge of Commerce; five nieces, Betty Piland of Austin, Jean Ruth and Otis Slaughter of Mount Vernon, Mary Chilton and Bud Barlow of Pleasanton, Calif., Judith Davis of Murrieta, Calif. and Fraye Stokes of San Marcos; nephew and wife, Charles T. and Louise Potts of Wheatland, Okla. and a sister-in-law, Annalee Potts of Wichita Falls.

Two brothers, Charles B. and George S. Potts, preceded her in death.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church.

Pemberton Funeral Home of Commerce is in charge of arrangements.
 

Willa Rizer

MADISON, Ohio - Willa McMinn Rizer, 88, of Madison and formerly of Greenville died Thursday in Madison. Funeral services are at 1 p.m.. Monday at Yoksovich Funeral Home with Rev. Harold Kelley officiating. Burial is in Laurel Point Cemetery in Carmichaels, Ohio.

Mrs. Rizer was born Oct. 24, 1909, in Cumberland Township, Pa.; the daughter of Water and Margaret Barnhart McMinn. She graduated from Cumberland High School in 1928. She was married to Harry Rizer on Oct. 28, 1927.

Mrs. Rizer was a former president of Crucible Council of Republican Women and a former member of the former Lady Penn Rebekahs Lodge. She was also a member of the Greene Valley Presbyterian Church and the Greene County Memorial Hospital Ladies Auxiliary. She worked in the cosmetic department of Waynesburg, Pa. drug store.

Surviving are two daughters, Margaret Curtis of Greenville and Harriet Walters of Madison; six grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Nellie Block of Nemacolin, Pa.

She was preceded in death by her husband on March 23,1984, and a brother, Paul McMinn.

Visitation is from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
 

Edith Weatherbee

Edith "Mickey" Weatherbee, 66, of Commerce died Thursday at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. Graveside services are at Rosemound Cemetery in Commerce at 2 p.m. Sunday with Rev. Robert Tollison officiating.

The daughter of Willie Charles Shell and Rissy Shell, she was born in Waynesville, N.C. on Aug. 6, 1931. She married George Edward Weatherbee in Rockwall on Oct. 13, 1956. Mrs. Weatherbee was a nurse's aide at Oak Manor Nursing Home. She was a Baptist.

Survivors include her husband of Commerce; three sons, Richard Weatherbee of Campbell, Eddie Weatherbee of Commerce and Charles Shell of San Jose, Calif.; two daughters, Diana Greer of Commerce and Darlene Weatherbee of Corfu, N.Y.; a sister, Joann Gomez of Lewisville; 11 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents and a brother, Frank Shell, preceded her in death.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home. The funeral home is in charge of arrangements.
 

November 14, 1997

Services planned

Elma Masters, 85, of Garland died Thursday at the Senior Care Center at Lake Pointe in Rockwall. Services are pending with Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home of Commerce.
 

Ray E. Felty, of Richardson, 2 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel, Greenville. Burial in Mount Carmel Cemetery in Wolfe City.
 

James V. Shaw of Greenville, memorial service at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel at 5 p.m. today.
 

Clarence Hughes

CADDO MILLS - Clarence Hanchey Hughes, 76, of Caddo Mills died Wednesday in Dallas. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at the Church of Christ with Ray Hunter officiating. Burial is in the Caddo Mills I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

He was born in Hunt County on Dec. 14, 1920 to Clarence Elvin Hughes and Clemmie Woodall Hughes. He married Dorothy Harrington on Oct. 23, 1946 in Greenville. He served in the Army Air Borne during World War II. He was a retired stock clerk with E-Systems. Mr. Hughes was a member of the Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife of Caddo Mills; a son, Stephen Hughes of Caddo Mills; three daughters, Patricia Aston and Kathy Carrell, both of Caddo Mills and Cherry Myse of Royse City; two brothers, Milton Hughes and J.W. Hughes, both of Caddo Mills; three sisters, Birdie Mae Pitts and Betty McCasland, both of Caddo Mills and Wanda McCasland of Rockwall and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Odessa Burkett

Pallbearers are Justin Johnson, Casey Johnson, Steven Angell, Mike Miles, Doyle Crawford and Jimmy Hughes.

Rentfrow Funeral Home of Caddo Mills is in charge of arrangements.
 

Ruby Schmid

COMMERCE - Ruby K. Schmid, 73, of Commerce died Wednesday morning at her home after a lengthy illness. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Chapel in McKinney with Rev. Charles Strickland of Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Commerce officiating. Burial is in Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen.

She was born in Otto, Falls County, on July 4, 1924, daughter of Ed and Lydia Lehrmann Krumnow. She married Robert (Bob) Schmid on March 25, 1946 in Marlin. She and her husband farmed for many years. After retiring they moved to Commerce. Mrs. Schmid was a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Commerce.

She is survived by her husband of Commerce; a son, Carroll Schmid of Commerce; a sister, Gwen Sanders of Navasota; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; an aunt and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and a sister.

Nephews Larry Krumnow, Joe Kmiec, Tom Schmid, Doug Peavy, Rodney Krumnow and Dean Schmid will serve as pallbearers.
 

Bobbie Scroggins

LONE OAK - Bobbie M. Scroggins, 85, of Lone Oak died Wednesday at Baylor Medical Center from complications of heart bypass surgery. Private graveside services aree at 2 p.m. Friday in Asbury Cemetery in Edom with Rev. Robert Cook officiating.

The daughter of Richard L. and Alice Blackwell Shaver, she was born Feb. 19, 1912 in Madisonville. She married A.C. Scroggins in Corsicana. Mrs. Scroggins was a retired typesetter and had lived in the community since 1980. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Madisonville.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary F. Alsup of Lone Oak and Billie R. Henderson of Wylie; seven grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Her husband of 35 years preceded her in death in 1962 and she was also preceded in death by a daughter, Betty Jo Smith in 1967 and two grandchildren.

Bartley Funeral Home of Lone Oak is in charge of arrangements.
 
 

November 13, 1997

Services planned

Bobby Scroggins, 85, of Lone Oak died Wednesday. Services are pending with Bartley Funeral Home of Lone Oak.
 

Linda Mae Hart, 56, of DeSoto, 11 a.m. today at First United Methodist Church in DeSoto. Burial in Little Bethel Memorial Park in Duncanville.
 

Nellie Gordon Renfro, 88, of Tioga, 2 p.m. today at United Methodist Church in Tioga. Burial in Tioga Cemetery. Huff/Slay Funeral Home of Tioga in charge.
 

James V. Shaw of Greenville, memorial service at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel at 5 p.m. Friday.
 

Leroy Smith, 77, of West Tawakoni, 10 a.m. today at Quinlan LyBrand Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Providence Cemetery in Paris.
 

Willie Mae Stiggers of Commerce, 1 p.m. today at Bethel Church of God in Christ. Burial in Rosemound Cemetery. Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home of Greenville in charge.
 

Ray Felty

Ray E. Felty of Richardson died Tuesday at Columbia Medical Center in Plano. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Friday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jim Lyons, Hubert Lytle and Newton Buckley officiating. Burial is in Mount Carmel Cemetery in Wolfe City.

Son of George Felty and Mattie Ethel Puryear Felty, he was born in Hunt County on July 22, 1914. He married Katharyne McCarroll in Garland on Dec. 21, 1935.

Mr. Felty was a retired school teacher and principal of Wallace Elementary School in Richardson and Goodwin Junior High in Paducah. He was a member of First Christian Church in Paducah. He was a former member of the Lions Club, TSTA and Texas Retired Teachers Association.

Surviving are his wife of Richardson; two daughters, Dorotha Sandefur of Lubbock and Berny Ann Long of Burkburnett; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and numerous cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Castle, Larry Lansford, Fred McWhorter, Dan Bartosh Jr., Bill Thompson and Newton Buckley.

Memorials may be made to Mount Carmel Cemetery Association of Wolfe City.
 
 
 

November 12, 1997

Services planned

Ray Felty of Richardson died Tuesday at Columbia Hospital in Plano. Services are pending with Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.
 

Joe Paul Musholt, 34, of Placerville, Calif., 2 p.m. today at the Clark's Chapel Church of God in Flats. Burial in Bright Star Cemetery, Van Zandt County. Point LyBrand Funeral Home in charge.
 

Wilbur A. Silks, 76, of Emory, graveside services 2 p.m. today at Roselawn Cemetery in Okeene, Okla. Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home, Emory, in charge.
 

Wayne Junior Wilcox, 57, of White Oak, 2 p.m. today at the Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Shady Grove Cemetery.
 

Linda Hart

DeSOTO - Linda Mae Hart of DeSoto died Monday in Dallas. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church in DeSoto with Dr. Bart Smith officiating. Burial will be in Little Bethel Memorial Park in Duncanville.

She was born in Garza County on Sept. 19, 1942. She graduated from Slaton High School in 1960 and attended West Texas State University. Mrs. Hart was a member of the First United Methodist Church of DeSoto.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Hart of DeSoto; two sons, Mark Hart and Gary Hart, both of Dallas; mother-in-law, Sallye Hart of Greenville; a grandson and an aunt.

Visitation will be at West/Hurtt Funeral Home of DeSoto from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today. The funeral home is in charge of arrangements.
 

Eugene Lindley Jr.

COMMERCE - Eugene "Gene" Lindley Jr., 83, of Commerce died Monday in Commerce. There will be a Masonic graveside service at 2 p.m. today at Rosemound Cemetery in Commerce.

He was born in Century Community of Hunt County on March 1, 1914 to Eugene Lindley Sr. and Carrie Margaret Sladen Lindley. Mr. Lindley was a retired teacher. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge.

Surviving are a sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Billy Wayne Moore of Garland; brother and sister-in-law, Deweese and Lora Dee Lindley of New Mexico and cousin Edna Keeble of Commerce.

Visitation is from 12 noon to 1:45 p.m. today at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home of Commerce.
 

Nellie Renfro

TIOGA - Nellie Gordon Renfro, 88, of Tioga died Tuesday at Columbia Medical Center in Denton. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at United Methodist Church in Tioga with Rev. Cathy Frettwell and Rev. John Lancaster officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Cemetery.

She as born July 1, 1909 in Terrell, Okla. to the late J.D. and Eva Gordon. She married Charles "Otis"Renfro in May, 1926 at the First Methodist Church in Aubrey. She and her husband operated a garage/service station for many years and also owned and operated a real estate office in Tioga, which she continued to operate after her husband's death in 1978. She closed the office in 1995.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Tioga for 75 years, where she served on the board of trustees. She was an active member of the community and was one of the founders of the Tioga Chamber of Commerce, of which she was an honorary member.

Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Charlene Brown of Tioga and Virginia and Kenneth Grundei of Sulphur Springs; a sister, Bernice Noah of Denton; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the Huff/Slay Funeral Home in Tioga.

Memorials may be made to the Tioga United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 205, Tioga, Tx. 76271.
 

James Shaw

James V. Shaw of Greenville died Saturday at the V.A. Hospital in Dallas. There will be a memorial service at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel at 5 p.m. on Friday with Rev. Robert Baldridge officiating.

Born in Lewisburg, Tenn. on Dec. 26, 1932, he was the son of John Shaw and Lena Cooke. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Shaw was a member of Tawakoni V.F.W.

Survivors include his wife, Marge Manasco of Greenville; a son, David Shaw of Santa Rosa, Calif.; two daughters, Sharon Mainwaring and Sandra Fowler, both of Santa Rosa, Calif.; three sisters, Martha Davenport of Franklin, Tenn., Frances Adkins of Murfreesboro, Tenn. and Barbara Shaw of Fairfax, Va. and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.

Memorials may be made to Hunt County Humane Society, 4000 Spencer, Greenville 75401.
 

Leroy Smith

QUINLAN - Leroy Smith, 77, of West Tawakoni, died Tuesday at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Quinlan LyBrand Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lonnie Erwin and Rev. Donald Upchurch officiating. There will be a graveside service at Providence Cemetery in Paris at 12:30 p.m.

Born in Paris on June 24, 1920, he was the son of Andrew and Ethar Goff Smith. He married Charlotte L. Durham Smith. He was a veteran. He worked for the federal government in supplies. Mr. Smith was a member of First Baptist Church in West Tawakoni. He was also a member of Masonic Lodge, City Council of West Tawakoni, Economic Development Council for Lake Tawakoni and he was retired from Red River Army Depot.

Survivors include his wife; a son, John Smith of Tulsa, Okla.; a daughter, Virginia Kidd of West Tawakoni; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
 

Willie Stiggers

Willie Mae Stiggers of Commerce died Friday at Presbyterian Hospital of Commerce. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Bethel Temple Church of God in Christ, Commerce with Harold Pannell officiating. Burial will be in Rosemound Cemetery.

She was born in Naples on Aug. 16, 1913 to John and Maggie Hillis Stiggers. She married Dee Miles. She was a homemaker and a member of Bethel Temple Church of God in Christ.

Survivors include a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home of Greenville is in charge of arrangements.
 

November 9, 1997

Services planned

Charley G. Mays, 90, of Greenville died Wednesday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Services are pending with Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.
 

John A. Collman, 2 p.m. today at Owens Funeral Home, Wolfe City. Burial in Mount Carmel Cemetery.
 

Hulen Eugene Burnside, 68, 2 p.m. today, First Methodist Church, Farmersville. Burial in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Princeton. Fielder-Baker Funeral Home of Farmersville in charge.
 

Elsie Crump

Services for Elsie Louise Crump, 63, of Greenville, are at 2 p.m. Monday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dorothy Creamer officiating. Burial is in Memoryland Memorial Park. She died Saturday at her residence.

Born in Ladonia on Jan. 21, 1934, she was the daughter of James A. Shelton and Fannie F. Roland. She married George Crump in Hugo Okla., on Jan. 12, 1950. She was a homemaker and a member of the Pentecostal Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Virginia M. Smith and Margie N. Norton, both of Waxahachie; two brothers, James Albert Shelton and John Thomas Chesser of Bonham; three sisters, Rose Etta Johnson of Greenville, Shirley Kelley of Dallas and Veda Shelton of Bonham; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Crump, on Jan. 9, 1977, two brothers and two sisters.

Pallbearers include William E. Smith, Christopher P. Smith, Jimmy Braddy, Richard Jennings, Lee Shelton and Norman Shelton. Honorary pallbearer will be Harold Norton.

Visitation is scheduled from 6 until 8 p.m. this evening at the funeral home.
 

Doris English

Services for Doris Earnestyne Bowen English, 78, of Greenville, are at 10 a.m. Monday at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mark Vowell officiating. Burial is in Brigham Cemetery. She died Friday at her residence.

Born in Campbell on Oct. 13, 1919, she was the daughter of Jesse P. and Henrietta Cannon Bowen. She married D. B. English Jr. in Greenville on Jan. 30, 1937. She was a housewife and a member of Westview United Methodist Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Linda Phelps of Greenville; two brothers, J. Ross Bowen of Campbell and J. P. Bowen of Greenville; two grandchildren, Dennis Phelps of Carrollton ad Dean Shelton of Washington and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband on May 6, 1973; her mother on Jan. 17, 1970; her father on Jan. 24, 1971; one brother and one sister.

Visitation is scheduled from 6 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 

Leonard Ridge

Services for Leonard E. Ridge, 69, of Greenville, are at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Scott McManus officiating. Burial is in Memoryland Memorial Park with Masonic graveside rites and military honors. He died at his residence Friday after a 10-year battle with emphysema.

Born in Boston, Ind., on Sept. 1, 1928, he was the son of Arthur Charles Ridge and Georgia Maude Elkins. He married Frances Richmond in Muncie, Ind., on April 14, 1959. He moved to Greenville from Dayton, Ohio in 1961. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force and E-Systems, was a member of the Living Word Church and the Greenville Masonic Lodge No. 335 AF and AM, where he served as secretary for the past 11 years and as past Worshipful Master. He was a Shriner, coached Little League and was also a Junior Achiever at E-Systems.

He is survived by his wife, Frances Ridge; two sons, David Alan Ridge of Greenville and Tony Leonard Ridge of Clinton, Ark.; two daughters-in-law, Terri Ridge and Theda Ridge; four brothers, Herbert C. Ridge of Muncie, Ind., Carl Leon Ridge of Decator, Ala., Robert Eugene Ridge of Muncie, Ind. and William Lee Ridge of Muncie, Ind.; three sisters, Dorothy Ann Davis of Sarasota, Fla.; Alice Smart of Albany, Ind. and Barbra Sue Eller of Muncie, Ind.; five grandchildren, Nicole Danielle Ridge, Megan Renea Ridge, April Rene' Fletcher, Daniel Leonard Ridge and Julie Marie Ridge. He was preceded in death by a brother, Vernon George Ridge; a sister, Luellen Carr and his parents.

Visitation is scheduled from 6 until 8 p.m. today at Peters Funeral Home.
 

Hilton Wallace

QUITMAN-Services for Hilton Eugene Wallace, 71, of Quitman, are at 2 p.m. today at Johnson Street Church of Christ in Greenville with Delton Alexander officiating. Burial is in the Prairie Valley Cemetery. He died Friday in Quitman.

Born in Campbell on Nov. 23, 1925, he was the son of Coleman Roy and Ura Estell Roberson Wallace. He graduated from Lone Oak High School in 1944, was a lifetime cattleman and was retired from Texas Instruments as a machinist.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II in France, Italy, Belgium and Germany. He was awarded a Marksman Badge, M-1 Carbine Range, European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon, Pacific Ribbon, World War II Victory Medal and a Bronze Star.

He was a member of Johnson Street Church of Christ and the Independent Cattlemen's Association of Texas.

He is survived by three sons, Windell Wallace of Princeton, Daymon Wallace of Alba and Dale Wallace of Hulbert, Okla.; two daughters, Rita Rainey of Okay, Okla. and Ruby Riley of Quitman; one step-daughter, Leticia Fuentes of Greenville; two brothers, Jack Wallace of Campbell and Wayne Wallace of Cash; two sisters, Lois Crouch of Dallas and Juanice Van Huss of Greenville; 20 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one granddaughter.

Roselawn Funeral Home in Mineola is in charge of arrangements.
 

Linnia Mai Wright

COMMERCE -Services for Linnia Mai Wright, 83, of Commerce, are at 10 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Keith Boone officiating. Burial is in Rosemound Cemetery. She died Friday at her residence.

Born in Blue Ridge on Jan. 14, 1914, she was the daughter of George Arthur Press and Jessie Thompson. She married Welcome Wright on Nov. 28, 1935 in Waxahachie. She graduated from Blue Ridge High School and received a Bachelor Degree from East Texas Teacher's College in Commerce. She taught school in the Blue Ridge Independent School District and Texas A&M Consolidated School in College Station.

She moved to Commerce in 1955 and was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the DOE Rollins Sunday School class, the Afflatus Club, the University Dames and was active in the Nickle Coffee Club.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Sarah Kay and William Sloan Drake of Sherman; a daughter, Welynda Wright Johansen of Atlanta, Ga., three grandsons, Christopher Sloan Drake, Clifton William and Linda Drake and Stephen Jeffery Drake and one great-granddaughter, Lauren Taylor Drake.

She was preceded in death by her her husband, Welcome Wright on June 10, 1997 and two brothers.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church or the Heritage House on the Texas A&M University-Commerce campus.

Pemberton Funeral Home in Commerce is in charge of arrangements.

November 7, 1997

Services planned

Charley G. Mays, 90, of Greenville died Wednesday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Services are pending with Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.
 

Dr. James Maxwell "Max" Lacy, 84 of Commerce, 2 p.m. today at Pemberton Funeral Home Chapel, Commerce. Burial in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Wolfe City.
 

Maggie Lacy, 95, of Caddo Mills, 2 p.m. today at Rentfrow Funeral Home Chapel, Caddo Mills. Burial in Caddo Mills I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
 

Charles Brown

Charles Ray Brown of Lake Elsinore, Calif., formerly of Greenville, died Oct. 31 in a California hospital. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Hope Baptist Church in Greenville with Dr. Jerrion G. Smith III officiating. Burial will be in Grundy Memorial Park.

He was born in Greenville on June 10, 1946. He married Pamelo Jo Fields in Greenville in 1971. Mr. Brown was a school custodian. He was a member of Greater New Hope Baptist Church in Perris, Calif.

Survivors include his wife of Lake Elsinore, Calif.; his mother, Hattie Brown of Greenville; a son, Michael Henderson of Lake Elsinore, Calif.; four daughters, Marguerite Jean Salcido, Charlene Brown, Hattie Brown and Pamela Nicole Brown, all of Lake Elsinore, Calif.; two brothers, Frederick Brown and Joe Michael Brown, both of Greenville; a sister, Novella Simpson of Dallas and one grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Craig Brown, Mario Brown, Keith Green, Andre Salcido and Douglas Brown.

Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home of Greenville is in charge of arrangements.
 

Tessie Mayo

CADDO MILLS- Tessie Fay Mayo, 72, of Copeville, died Thursday in Rowlett. Funeral services will be at the First Baptist Church in Copeville at 10 a.m. today with Jeff Moore officiating. Burial will be in the Nevada Cemetery.<B>

She was born April 5, 1925 to Walter J. Mansco and Essie M. Duncan Manasco. She married Josh Dan Mayo on May 20, 1944. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Mayo was a member of Copeville Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband of Copeville; two sons, James Walter Mayo of Copeville and Dan Mayo of Sachse; two daughters, Linda Louise Rich of Nevada and Dianna Lynn Bright of Rockwall; a brother, Vernon Manasco; two sisters, Gladys Dossey and Lucy Rhoades of Arkansas; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were three brothers, Dewell, Doss and Blair Manasco.

Pallbearers will be Ronald Rushing, Philip Milligan, Bean Baker, Lewis Rich, Tammy Watkins and Mike Green.

Rentfrow Funeral Home of Caddo Mills is in charge of arrangements.
 
 
 

November 6, 1997

Services planned

Charley G. Mays, 90, of Greenville died Wednesday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Services are pending at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.
 

George E. Bays of Spokane, Wash., formerly of Greenville, graveside services 9 a.m. today at East Mount Cemetery in Greenville. Coker-Mathews Funeral Home in charge.
 

Mildred Grantham

Mildred Grantham, 83, of Commerce, died Wednesday at Presbyterian Hospital of Commerce. No services are planned.

She was born Feb. 3, 1914 in Dayton, Ken. to Thomas Troy and Bertha Chin. She married Lynn F. Grantham on May 12, 1945, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mrs. Grantham was a retired bookkeeper.

She is survived by a son, Craig Grantham of Philadelphia, Pa., a daughter, Karen Grantham of Sacramento, Calif.; a daughter-in-law, Carol Grantham of Greenville; a sister, Helen Troy of Fort Thomas, Ken.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her husband; a son, a sister and a half-brother.

Memorials may be made to Texas A&M-Commerce for the Dennis Grantham Scholarship Fund.

Coker-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

Billy Horton

Billy F. Horton of Greenville died Tuesday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Humboldt Cemetery with Rev. Humborto DeLeon officiating.

Born in Greenville on Dec. 3, 1956, he was the son of Alvin Lee Horton and Oller Francis Mitchell. He married Cathy Baldras on Aug. 22, 1994 in Hunt County. He was a self-employed tractor mechanic. Mr. Horton was a Baptist.

Surviving are his wife of Greenville; two sons, Billy Joe Horton of Daingerfield and Alvin Allan Horton of Greenville; a daughter, Thesa Nicole Horton of Greenville and a brother, Bruce Horton of Greenville.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Coker-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

Dr. James Lacy

COMMERCE Ð Dr. James Maxwell "Max" Lacy, 84, of Commerce died Tuesday in Greenville. Funeral services will be at Pemberton Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. Friday with Dr. Bobby Tollison officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Wolfe City.

He was born in Wolfe City on Feb. 6, 1913, to E. Clayton Lacy and Josephine Barker. He and Jennie B. Titus were married in Greenville on May 24, 1936.

Dr. Lacy was a longtime resident of Hunt County. He received his B.A. degree in 1936 and his M.A. degree in 1940 from East Texas State Teachers College. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and the University of Chicago.

Dr. Lacy began teaching in 1934 and taught elementary and senior high schools in Greenville. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served during World War II. He served as a flight instructor at Sheppard Air Force Base and later was flight inspector at Douglas Aircraft in Oklahoma City.

After the war, he returned to teaching and taught chemistry at Highland Park Senior High School and joined the English Department at Texas A&I University. He was an English instructor at East Texas State Teachers College. He established the first reading laboratory at East Texas State University in 1953 and became professor of English in 1958.

He also was chairman of the Department of English, chairman of the Building Committee for the renovation of the Hall of Languages and chairman of the Search Committee for a department head.

Dr. Lacy wrote"New Mexican Women in Early American Writings" published by the University of New Mexico Press and his article "Folklore of the South and Racial Discrimination" was published in the Texas Folklore Society Publications in 1964. The article was later anthologized in "The Dark and Tangled Path: Race in America" published by Houghton Mifflin. Dr. Lacy retired in 1978 and during his retirement he wrote a novel "The Young Texian" and an article "Must Science and Religion Continue to Conflict?"

Dr. Lacy was a member of the First Baptist Church, Kiwanis Club and the Retired Teachers Association.

Surviving are his wife of Commerce; two sons, Dr. Gerald M. Lacy of San Angelo and Dr. Larry W. Lacy of Fairfax, Va.; two sisters, Chloe Tanner of Rowlett and Irma Phillips of Dallas; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters.

Pallbearers will be Dr. Dale Bedgood, Dr. Trezzie Pressley, Wayne Maples, Jim Kizer, Jack Chapin and Joe Hawkins.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund.

Visitation is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 

Maggie Lacy

CADDO MILLS Ð Maggie Lacy, 95, of Greenville, died Tuesday in Greenville. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Rentfrow Funeral Home Chapel, Caddo Mills, with Rev. Hollis Crow officiating. Burial will be in the Caddo Mills I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

She was born in Hunt County on March 24, 1902, to William M. Bragg and Frances Jane Youngblood Bragg. She married Frank M. Lacy on June 23, 1917 in Caddo Mills. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Lacy was a member of New Hope Light House Church.

Surviving are a son, Floyd M. Lacy of Caddo Mills; a daughter, Willie Jo Poteet of Longview; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband on July 2, 1962; two brothers, John Pitts and Murl Bragg and a sister, Lessie Wallace.
 

November 2, 1997
 

Services planned

Julian Cado, 93, of Greenville, 11 a.m. Monday at White Chapel Cemetery Chapel in Troy, Mich. Burial in White Chapel Cemetery.
 

Herbert Aldan Key, 87, of Greenville, 10 a.m. Monday at Highland Terrace Baptist Church. Burial in Memoryland Memorial Park. Coker-Mathews Funeral Home in charge.
 

Weldon Panter, 77, of Emory, 2 p.m. today at Emory Baptist Church. Burial in Pilgrim Rest No. 1 Cemetery, Emory. Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home of Emory in charge.
 

Jesse Lawson, 64, of Alba, 2 p.m. today at Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Colony Cemetery in Alba.
 

Norris V. Tanton, 75, of Commerce, 2:30 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church. Burial in Rosemound Cemetery. Pemberton Funeral Home of Commerce in charge.
 

Opal Kennedy

Opal Annette Cloud Kennedy, 62, of Alba died Thursday In Tyler. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Greenville with Rev. Melvin Ray officiating. Burial will be in Memoryland Memorial Park.

Mrs. Kennedy was born on Nov. 11, 1934 in LeFlore County, Okla., the daughter of Chester R. and Annette Carter Cloud. She married Bobby Joe Kennedy on Dec. 22, 1952 in Fort Smith, Ark. She was a retired caterer and custom cake baker from a business she shared with her daughter in Greenville. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Alba and a former member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Greenville.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Johnny J. Kennedy of Rendon, Texas and Larry L. Kennedy of Garland; three daughters, Dana D. Kennedy Riley of Garland, Sandra D. Kennedy Fields of Greenville, and Linda C. Kennedy Moore of Greenville; two sisters Erma Carter of Dewar, Okla. and Doris Moore of Spiro, Okla.; and 13 grandchildren.

Pallbearers are her grandson, Casey Kennedy and nephews, Carroll Carter, Philip Carter, Eric Carter, Tom Butler Jr., Jimmy Kennedy and Bill White.

Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at Peters Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.
 

Don Taylor

KERRVILLE - Don Taylor of Kerrville, died Oct. 5 at his home after a lengthy illness. There was a private burial at Bethel Cemetery in Greenville.

He was born Aug. 7, 1927 in Greenville to Clyde B. and Juan Ard Taylor. He married Margie Douthit on Sept. 15, 1945. Mr. Taylor was a retired antique dealer.

Survivors include his wife; two sisters, Dorene Taylor of Irving and Sue Taylor Spencer of Dallas; a sister-in-law, Helen Douthit Mulkey of Garland; a niece and several nephews.


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