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August 19, 2001

Services planned

Lee LeWinn, former executive director of the Quinlan Chamber of Commerce, died Saturday. Services are pending with Restland in Dallas.

Hubert Brigham, 86, of Neylandville died Friday. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at New Hope Baptist Church. Grundy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Earl Harmon Clarke, 77, of Point, memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Calvary Episcopal Church in Suffield Conn. and at 11 a.m. Tuesday at The Episcopal Church in Ticonderoga, N.Y. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery in Ticonderoga, N.Y.

Gladys Thomas, 95, of Leonard died Thursday at Leonard Nursing Home. Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Leonard with the Rev. Elmer Miller officiating. Burial will be at Hampton Cemetery near Edhube.

Geraldine Edge
QUINLAN - Geraldine Francis Hobson Edge, 74, of West Tawakoni died Friday in Mesquite. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Quinlan Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Danny Burris officiating. Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
She was born Sept. 21, 1926, to Preston Jack Hobson and Ethel Lee Pitts. On July 8, 1963, she married J.D. Edge in Houston.
Mrs. Edge managed commercial properties. She was a member of Am-Vets, the VFW, Am-Vets Ladies Auxiliary, Tawakoni Civic Club, Tawakoni Library and the Tawakoni Chamber of Commerce. She was Methodist.
She is survived by her mother, Ethel Lee Hobson, of Dierks, Ark.; son, Richard Cross of Forney; sister, Ellavee Swift of Texarkana, Texas; grandchildren, Richard Cross of Forney and Sherri McCall of Emory; great-grandchildren, Jake Cavla, Brooke, Jena and Judd. Mrs. Edge was preceded in death by her husband and her father.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The family requests contributions be sent to the Tawakoni Library.

Cora Jones
FARMERSVILLE - Cora Lillie Jones, 61, of Quinlan died Friday at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Chapel in Farmersville with James West officiating. Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Farmersville.
She was born March 5, 1940, in Farmersville to James E. and Willie Faye Allsbrooks Prather. She married Harlon Lee Jones of Quinlan and was a homemaker.
Mrs. Jones is survived by her husband; daughters, Debra Gatlin of Crandall, Colleen Rickard of Mesquite, Donna Maben of Sarasota, Fla., Lisa West of Princeton, Jennifer Sun of Garland and Joy Polnac of Watuaga; son, Harlon D. Jones of Nevada; sisters, Sarah Fields of McKinney, Martha Hall of Blue Ridge and Betty Hall of Mesquite; brothers, Ronnie Prather of McKinney; 19 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Marjorie Patterson
Marjorie Lee "Bobbie" Patterson, 77, of Greenville died Friday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Services will be at 4 p.m. Monday at Coker-Mathews Chapel with the Rev. Dan Williford officiating. Burial will be at Memoryland Memorial Park.
She was born Jan. 29, 1924, in Merrick Community to Charlie Jacobs and Willie Sammons. She married Jerral Patterson on Aug. 22, 1942, in San Diego.
Mrs. Patterson was a beautician who owned and operated Bobbie's Beauty Shops in Emory and Point. She also co-owned Patterson Refrigeration and Air Conditioning. Mrs. Patterson was a member of Mineral Heights Baptist Church and the Altrusa Club.
She is survived by her son, Randy Patterson and his wife, Tammy, of Emory; daughter, Sandra Allen and her husband, Gary, of Greenville; grandchildren, Angie and Tim Moore of Blue Ridge, Rod and Melinda Allen of Greenville, Amy and Jay Manning of Lone Oak, Kim and Jeremy Jackson of Satellite Beach, Fla., and Stephanie and Shane Samples of Wolfe City; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and four sisters, Jessie Feagin, Hazel Moser, Faye Williams and Ruby Nalls.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Rod Allen, Tim Moore, Jay Manning, Bart Nalls, Don Carter and Harold Williams will serve as pallbearers.

Carol Shipman
Carol "Corky" Marie Shipman, 73, of Greenville died Thursday at her home following a short battle with cancer. No services are planned.
Born Jan. 24, 1928, in Buffalo, Kan., she was the daughter of Charles and Una Thomas. She was married to Hershel R. Shipman on March 29, 1958, in North Hollywood, Calif. Mrs. Shipman had lived in Greenville for seven years and had worked as a sales clerk at an office supply store. She was a member of the Newcomers Club.
Mrs. Shipman is survived by her husband of Greenville; a son and daughter-in-law, Lance A. and Karen Shipman of Redlands, Calif.; two grandsons, Lawrence A. and Hershel H. Shipman of Redlands, Calif.; four sisters; two brothers and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, two brothers and one sister.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Peters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

August 18, 2001

Services planned

Tressa Blaylock of Grand Prairie died Thursday at her home. Services are pending with Grundy Funeral Home of Greenville.

Irene Rose Dowler,76, of Wolfe City, died Friday at her home. Services are pending with Grundy Funeral Home.
Addie Hawkins, 89, of Lamesa died Thursday at Lamesa Health Care Center. Services are pending with Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

Perry Thomas Smith, 53, of Greenville, died Friday morning at his residence. Services are pending with Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

Geraldine Franacis Edge (Hobson) died Friday in Mesquite. Services will be at 2 p,.m. Monday at Quinlan Funeral Chapel with burial in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

QuinlanBeki Bailey, 51, of Tyler, graveside service 11:30 a.m. today at Branan Cemetery, Winnsboro. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Saturday at Beaty Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

Hubert Brigham, 86, of Neylandville died Friday morning. Services will be at New Hope Baptist Church, 11 a.m. Aug. 22. Grundy Funeral Home is in charge.

Earl Harmon Clarke, 77, of Point, memorial service Aug. 20 at 11 a.m. at Calvary Episcopal Church in Suffield Conn. and 11 a.m. Aug. 21 at The Episcopal Church in Ticonderoga, N.Y. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Ticonderoga, N.Y.

Charles Wilder Gilliland of West Tawakoni, 10 a.m. today at Quinlan Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Lakeside Memorial Park.

Novell H. "Jackie" Murphy, 81, of Mineola, 10 a.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel, Greenville. Burial in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Wolfe City.

Edna Clifford Overby, 92, of Whitehouse, graveside service 10 a.m. today at Memoryland Memorial Cemetery, Greenville. Hilliard Funeral Home of Van in charge.

Henry Eugene Waller, 71, of Mesquite, 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Leonard. Burial in Celeste Cemetery. Taylor Funeral Home of Leonard in charge.

Freda Bishop Warren, memorial service 10 a.m. today at Pecan Grove Church, 1306 Jack Finney Boulevard, Greenville.
Linda Watts, 40, of Greenville, 1 p.m. today at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Burial in Grundy Memorial Park. Grundy Funeral Home in charge.

Addie Hawkins
Addie Lura Hawkins, 89, of Lamesa, formerly of Greenville, died Thursday afternoon at Lamesa Health Care Center. Funeral services are at 3 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rick Henslee officiating. Burial will be in Memoryland Memorial Park.
Born Feb. 17, 1912, in Smithfield, she was the daughter of Thomas M. Barton and Mary Ann Dowd Barton. She was married to Dorce O. "D.O." Hawkins on Oct. 30, 1912, in Haskell. She was a homemaker and a member of the Johnson Street Church of Christ.
Mrs. Hawkins is survived by a brother, T.W. Barton of Rochester; two sisters, Edith Greer of Lamesa and Lorene Vance of Shallowater and several nieces and nephews.

Inez Craig
DALLAS - Inez Elizabeth Speck Craig, 81, of Quinlan died Thursday. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Restland of Dallas-Greenville at Restland Road.
She was born Dec. 10, 1919.
Surviving are her husband, Bob Craig; daughters Flo Brannan of Quinlan, Yvonne Bishop of Burleson and Jerri Lewis of Kaufman; a son, Eugene Letson of Seagoville; a sister, Carnell White of Jasper, Ala; 14 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Registry address is www.restlandfuneralhome.com.
Restland Funeral Home of Dallas is in charge of arrangements.

Martha Newland
GARLAND - Martha Newland, 75, died Wednesday. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. today at Orchard Hills Baptist Church in Garland with Jay Kennedy and Ronnie Schrick officiating. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. at Memoryland Memorial Park in Greenville.
She was born May 24, 1926, daughter of C.J. and Dona L. Daugherty Jackson. She retired from Rockwell International and she was a member of Orchard Hills Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Alice Newland; daughter and son-in-law Sharon and Larry Brothers; brothers Bill Jackson, Bobby Jackson and Johnny Jackson; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Williams Funeral Directors of Garland is in charge of arrangements.

Edward Sponberg
Edward Titus Sponberg Jr., 78, of Greenville died Thursday at his residence. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date in Houston.
He was born to Hattie and Edward Titus Sponberg Sr. on July 12, 1923, in Austin. Mr. Sponberg graduated from the University of Texas in Austin; he was a member of the Phi Sigma Epsilon Fraternity. He served in the infantry during World War II.
Mr. Sponberg worked in the oil industry for 30 years before starting his own business in the oil industry in the Houston area. He was a member of Unity Church of Houston. After his retirement he moved to Sedona, Ariz., then to Greenville lin 1994.
Mr. Sponberg is survived by his wife, Evelyn Sponberg of Greenville; two sons, Edward T. Sponberg III of Houston and Mark A. Sponberg of Conroe; two sisters, Valene Slaid and Doris Ellis, both of Houston and two grandchildren.
His parents and one brother, Wilber Sponberg, preceded him in death.
Lynch Alternative Funeral Service Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

Gladys Thomas
LEONARD - Funeral services for Mrs. Gladys Thomas, 95, of Leonard will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Leonard with Rev. Elmer Miller officiating. Burial will be in the Hampton Cemetery near Edhube. Mrs. Thomas died Thursday in the Leonard Nursing Home.
Daughter of William Walter Tarpley and Nellie Biggers Tarpley, she was born June 2, 1906 in Edhube. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Leonard.
Survivors include a daughter, Nell Tanner of Port Arthur; a son, Billie Joe Thomas of Fort Worth; sisters Ruth Apple of Dallas, Nora Mae Jones of Bonham and Ruby Nell Wilson of Randolph; brothers Carroll Tarpley of Richardson and Wendell Tarpley of Austin; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

August 17, 2001

Services planned

Tressa Blaylock of Grand Prairie died Thursday at her home. Services are pending with Grundy Funeral Home of Greenville.

Addie Hawkins, 89, of Lamesa died Thursday at Lamesa Health Care Center. Services are pending with Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

Beki Bailey, 51, of Tyler, graveside service 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Branan Cemetery, Winnsboro. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Saturday at Beaty Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

Hubert Brigham, 86, of Neylandville died Friday morning. Services will be at New Hope Baptist Church, 11 a.m. Aug. 22. Grundy Funeral Home is in charge.

Earl Harmon Clarke, 77, of Point, memorial service Aug. 20 at 11 a.m. at Calvary Episcopal Church in Suffield Conn. and 11 a.m. Aug. 21 at The Episcopal Church in Ticonderoga, N.Y. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Ticonderoga, N.Y.

Mrs. Cordie E. Mitchell, 93, of McKinney, 10 a.m. today at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, McKinney. Burial in Restland Memorial Park, Dallas. Visitation 9-10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Novell H. "Jackie" Murphy, 81, of Mineola, 10 a.m. Saturday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel, Greenville. Burial in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Wolfe City.

Freda Bishop Warren, memorial service 10 a.m. Saturday at Pecan Grove Church, 1306 Jack Finney Boulevard, Greenville.

Frank Bass
MIDLAND - Frank R. Bass of Midland died at his home Monday night. Services were at 4 p.m. Thursday at Fist Presbyterian Church of Midland. Burial is at 4 p.m. today in Greenwood Cemetery, Fort Worth.
He is survived by his wife Lynn of Midland; a daughter, Rebecca and husband Paul of Houston; son Randy Bass of Dallas and an aunt, Marie Bass Bentley of Caddo Mills and one grandson, Travis.

Hazel Denton
Hazel L. Denton, 88, of Greenville died Tuesday afternoon at Briarcliff Health Center. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Tarrant officiating. Burial will be in Memoryland Memorial Park.
Born July 1, 1913, in Hopkins County, she was the daughter of Quinton Young and Jessie Evans Young. She was married to Leonard Denton on Oct. 13, 1934, in Campbell. Mrs. Denton was a seamstress, retiring from Henson Kickernick. She was a member of Dixon Baptist Church and was a deacon's wife and a children's Sunday school teacher.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law Jerry and Rita Denton of Lone Oak; daughter and son-in-law Sarah and David Flinn of Fredericksburg, Va.; a sister, Mildred Norton of Greenville; grandchildren and spouses Jerry Jr. and Toni Denton of Lone Oak, Sherri and Dave Eaves of Greenville, Diane and Bob Rivera of Virginia; Davetta and Bill Rinehart of Virginia and Dana and Scott Gromen of California; and great-grandchildren Chris and Patrick Rivera, Benjamin, Taylor and Andrea Rinehart, Emily and Dalton Eaves, Trevor and Devin Gromen and Maci, Josh and Jordan Denton.
She was preceded in death by her husband and two infant grandchildren, Cathy and David Brian Flinn.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Denton Jr., Josh Denton, Dave Eaves, Larry Norton, Skeet Norton, Bobby Fannin and Dean Fannin.

Charles Gilliland
QUINLAN - Charles Wilder Gilliland of West Tawakoni died Tuesday in Greenville. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Quinlan Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Minx officiating. Burial will be in Lakeside Memorial Park.
Son of John Henry and Mary Wilder Gilliland, he was born Dec. 22, 1933, in Russelville, Ark. He married Mary Jo Offutt on Dec. 1, 1956, in Dallas. Mr. Gilliland was a Baptist and he was a Teamsters member.
Mr. Gilliland is survived by a son, Charles Michael Gilliland of Irving; two daughters, Kim Charisse Chitty of Canton and Debra Ann Sawyers of Farmersville; sister Jean Sallas of South Carolina and six grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Mike Miller, Michael Gilliland, Christopher Gilliland, Joshua Chitty, Nathaniel Sawyers and James Chapman. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Joseph, Pat Horne, Frank Schrimpshire and teamster brothers.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Martha Newland
GARLAND - Martha Newland, 75, died Wednesday. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Orchard Hills Baptist Church in Garland with Jay Kennedy and Ronnie Schrick officiating. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. at Memoryland Memorial Park in Greenville.
She was born May 24, 1926. She retired from Rockwell International and she was a member of Orchard Hills Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Larry Newland; a son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Alice Newland; daughter and son-in-law Sharon and Larry Brothers; brothers Bill Jackson, Bobby Jackson and Johnny Jackson; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Williams Funeral Directors in Garland.

Clifford Overby
VAN - Edna Clifford Overby, 92, of Whitehouse died Wednesday in a Whitehouse nursing home. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Memoryland Memorial Cemetery in Greenville.
She was born Aug. 5, 1909, in Hunt County. She moved to Whitehouse from Canton in 1989. Mrs. Overby was a Baptist and she was a homemaker.
Survivors include a son, Norman D. Overby of Tyler; two daughters, Virginia Anne Erwin and Joy Drummond of San Antonio; four brothers, Aubrey Stephens, Raymond Stephens and J.D. Stephens of Greenville and Edward Stephens of Farmington, N.M.; two sisters, Adele Lyan of Greenville and Marcele Hise of Prattville, Ala.; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Durwood Overby in 1959 and two sisters, Elon Stephens and Dorothy Stephens.
Hilliard Funeral Home of Van is in charge of arrangements.

Henry Waller
LEONARD - Funeral services for Henry Eugene Waller, 71, of Mesquite will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Leonard with Rev. Charles Besheaers officiating. Burial will be in Celeste Cemetery.
He died Wednesday at his residence.
Son of Henry Franklin Waller and Susie Ann Burns Waller, he was born April 16, 1930, in Kingston. On June 3, 1949, he married Billie Frances Bishop in Celeste. Mr. Waller retired from AT&T.
Survivors include a daughter, Sandi Sampson of Mesquite; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
His wife preceded him in death Feb. 28, 1997.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Taylor Funeral Home.

Linda Watts
Linda Watts, 40, of Greenville died Tuesday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Rev. D.B. Winkley officiating. Burial will be in Grundy Memorial Park.
She was born Sep. 19, 1960, in Greenville to Annie Ruth Price and Cleo Patterson Sr.
Mrs. Watts is survived by her husband, Henry Watts of Greenville; her father of Greenville; her mother of Irving; sons Raymond Deron Patterson of Corpus Christi and Rodney Deron Patterson of Greenville; a daughter, Natarsha Nicole Patterson Wilson of Greenville; brothers Cleo Patterson Jr. and Rodney Patterson, both of Dallas; sisters Annie Marie Spenar, Ida Mae Patterson, Yolanda Patterson, Jacquline Patterson and Teresa Holmes of Dallas; grandmother Arsola Harris of Greenville and two grandchildren.
Friends of the family will serve as pallbearers.
Grundy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Connie Willmon
QUINLAN - Connie Louise Willmon of Quinlan died Wednesday in Dallas. Graveside services are at 10 a.m. today at Hillcrest Cemetery.
Born June 8, 1943 in Carrollton, she was the daughter of Isaac Edgar and Annie Bell Tyson Jenkins. She was married to Billy E. Willmon Sr. on Oct. 10, 1963, in Dallas. Mrs. Willmon was a homemaker. She was a Baptist.
She is survived by her husband of Quinlan; a son, Billy E. Willmon Jr. of Quinlan brothers William Jenkins of West Tawakoni, Buster Jenkins of Quinlan and Marvin Jenkins of Lewisville; two sisters, Joyce Jarrell of Seagoville and Jane Brannum of Quinlan and one grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Dewayne Jarrell, Wayne Brannum, Clint Jenkins, Buster Jenkins Jr. and Clifton Harrison.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today

August 16, 2001

Services planned

Linda Watts of Greenville died Tuesday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Services are pending with Grundy Funeral Home.

Hubert Brigham, 86, of Neylandville died Friday morning. Services will be at New Hope Baptist Church, 11 a.m. Aug. 22. Grundy Funeral Home is in charge.

Earl Harmon Clarke, 77, of Point, memorial service Aug. 20 at 11 a.m. at Calvary Episcopal Church in Suffield Conn. and 11 a.m. Aug. 21 at The Episcopal Church in Ticonderoga, N.Y. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Ticonderoga, N.Y.

Freda Bishop Warren, memorial service 10 a.m. Saturday at Pecan Grove Church, 1306 Jack Finney Boulevard, Greenville.

Beki Bailey
WINNSBORO ­ Beki Bailey, 51, of Tyler died Monday at a Tyler hospital. Graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Branan Cemetery with Don Beaty officiating.
Daughter of Wilburn Ervin Miller and Jessie Ruth Branan, she was born June 10, 1950, in Dallas. She grew up in Greenville and also lived in Athens. She was an L.V.N. and obtained as associate degree in nursing and her ACLS certification.
Surviving are a daughter, Karen Bailey of Tyler; brother Rick Miller of Tyler and a niece, Dawn Lee of Chandler.
Her parents preceded her in death.
Visitation is from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Beaty Funeral Home, Inc., 816 West Broadway, Winnsboro.

Hazel Denton
Hazel L. Denton, 88, of Greenville died Tuesday afternoon at Briarcliff Health Center. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Tarrant officiating. Burial will be in Memoryland Memorial Park.
Born July 1, 1913, in Hopkins County, she was the daughter of Quinton Young and Jessie Evans Young. She was married to Leonard Denton on Oct. 13, 1934, in Campbell. Mrs. Denton was a seamstress, retiring from Henson Kickernick. She was a member of Dixon Baptist Church and was a deacon's wife and a children's Sunday school teacher.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law Jerry and Rita Denton of Lone Oak; daughter and son-in-law Sarah and David Flinn of Fredericksburg, Va.; a sister, Mildred Norton of Greenville; grandchildren and spouses Jerry Jr. and Toni Denton of Lone Oak, Sherri and Dave Eaves of Greenville, Diane and Bob Rivera of Virginia; Davetta and Bill Rinehart of Virginia and Dana and Scott Gromen of California; and great-grandchildren Chris and Patrick Rivera, Benjamin, Taylor and Andrea Rinehart, Emily and Dalton Eaves, Trevor and Devin Gromen and Maci, Josh and Jordan Denton.
She was preceded in death by her husband and two infant grandchildren, Cathy and David Brian Flinn.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Denton Jr., Josh Denton, Dave Eaves, Larry Norton, Skeet Norton, Bobby Fannin and Dean Fannin.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

John Loewenthal
AUSTIN - John R. Loewenthal, 46, of Austin died Sunday. Graveside services are at 10 a.m. today at Beth Israel III Cemetery at Capital Memorial Park in Pflugerville.
Mr. Loewenthal earned his Eagle Scout award at an early age and received a BBA from The University of Texas. He later obtained a master's degree. He was an entrepreneur, operating a real estate company and he was involved in extensive business interests.
Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Ursula Loewenthal of Commerce; sisters Mrs. Jean Shabot of Houston and Mrs. Kathy Goldenbert of Moorestown, N.J.; brothers-in-law Sam Goldenberg, M.D. of Moorestown, N.J. and Jack Shabot of Houston and a niece and two nephews.
His father, Ralph Loewenthal, preceded him in death.
Memorials may be made to Chabad House, 2101 Nueces, Austin, Tx. 78705.
Amey-Rockwood Lane Funeral Home, 7811 Rockwood Lane, Austin, Tx. is in charge of arrangements.

Ida Mann
QUINLAN - Ida Mae Mann of Quinlan died Aug. 9. There will be a service in California at a later date.
She was born May 24, 1914, in Kankankee, Ill., to George and Isabel Lambert Odette. She was married to Francis Eugene Mann and she was a homemaker.
Mrs. Mann is survived by two sons, Robert Mann of Ventura, Calif. and Michael Mann of Connecticut; two daughters, Ruth Loretz of Pahrump, Nev. and Elizabeth Montgomery of Quinlan; 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Her husband preceded her in death.

Cordie Mitchell
McKINNEY - Mrs. Cordie E. Mitchell, 93, of McKinney died Wednesday. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dick Russell officiating. Burial will be in Restland Memorial Park, Dallas.
Daughter of Dock E. and Myrtie Bell Green, she was born Feb. 27, 1908, in Collin County. She and Royce Mitchell were married April 11, 1925, in McKinney. Mrs. Mitchell was an auxiliary worker for McKinney Independent School District for 17 years. Prior to working for the school district, she and her husband owned L.R. Mitchell and Son Grocery Store. She was a member of the First Christian Church of McKinney.
Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law Glenn and Betty Mitchell, and Luther Duard and Ruth Mitchell, all of Greenville; a daughter and son-in-law Elizabeth and Pete Powell of McKinney; sister Julia White of Medford, Ore.; grandchildren Elizabeth Simons, George Powell Jr., Butch Mitchell, Buddy Mitchell, Kathy DeHaas, Dick Mitchell and Donna Horton; 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband in February 1958; five sisters and two great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Butch Mitchell, Buddy Mitchell, Dick Mitchell, Mike Horton, George Powell and Justin Powell.
Memorials may be made to First Christian Church of McKinney Building Fund.
Visitation is from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Helen Moss
POINT - Funeral services for Helen Moss, 91, of Lone Oak are at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of Point with Rev. Jimmy Shedd officiating. Burial will be in Lynch Cemetery.
Mrs. Moss died Tuesday at her residence.
She was born Feb. 1, 1910, in the Weiland Community to Lawrence and Bonnie Cole McKinney. She was married to Jim Moss in Rains County in March 1925. She was a retired cafe cook in Point. She was a member of the Bois d'Arc Baptist Church in Rains County.
Mrs. Moss is survived by two sons, LaVerne Moss of Lone Oak and Joe Dale Moss of Carrollton; daughters Kathrine Weatherly of Greenville and Louise Northcutt of Lone Oak; two sisters, Rena Yarger of Sherman and Addie Hooker of Rockwall; a brother, Loyd McKinney of Lone Oak; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Lawrence McKinney Jr. and Joe David McKinney.
Pallbearers will be John Weatherly, Ryan McKenney, David Dillon, Robert Dutruch, Jerry Northcutt, Joe LaVerne Moss, Ricky Moss, Ryan Colby Watson, Kile Watson, David Brummitt and Jeff Davis.
Her husband preceded in death in 1983.
Point Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

William Murlin
LONE OAK - William Joseph Murlin, 77, of Lone Oak died Tuesday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. today at the Lone Oak Civic Center with Rev. D.L. Barrow officiating. Burial will be in Bright Star Cemetery in Wills Point.
Son of Homer and Frances Collins Murlin, he was born Feb. 19, 1924, in Bowling, Ohio. He and his wife Dorothy were married Oct. 11, 1969, in Las Vegas, Nev. Mr. Murlin served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He worked for Exchange Tool & Supply of Dallas, retiring with 24 years' service. He lived his early years in Ohio, then moved to Denver, Colo. and then to Dallas. He lived in Lone Oak for 15 years and owned and operated Lone Oak Hardware Feed & Farm Supply for 14 years. He was a former member of BPOW, Elks Lodge and the Lone Oak Civic Club.
Survivors include his wife of Lone Oak; two sons, Michael Murlin of Arlington and Daniel Murlin of Gulf Port, Miss.; a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Don Koczon of Harrison, Maine; three stepsons and wives, Gary and Debbie Floyd of Lone Oak, Larry and Babbetts Floyd of The Colony and Johnny and Ona Floyd of Greenville; a brother, James Murlin of Denver, Colo.; sister Mary C. Bentzinger of Palm Desert, Calif. and 19 grandchildren.
His parents preceded him in death.
Pallbearers will be Guy Day, Leonard Stradley, Walter Greer, Mickey Walker Jr., Charles Jones, Benny Poulain and B.J. Browning.
Bartley's Funeral Home of Lone Oak is in charge of arrangements.

Novell Murphy
Novell H. "Jackie" Murphy, 81, of Mineola died Wednesday morning at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Wolfe City.
Born Jan. 9, 1920, in Calera, Okla., she was the daughter of Roby Speer and Virgie Donahue. She was married to E.R. Murphy in Denison in 1946. Mrs. Murphy retired from Mary of Puddin Hill where she worked in the deli. She was a member of Shady Grove Methodist Church.
Mrs. Murphy is survived by sons Jerry Murphy of Harrison, Ark., Dolan Murphy of Tyler and Johnny Craddock of Nome, Alaska; two daughters, Delorise Hill of Leonard and Diane Murphy of Greenville; two brothers, Vernon Speer of Greenville and J.C. Speer of Midland; sister Edith Colbert of Excelsior Springs, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands and one son.
Pallbearers will be Forrest Murphy, Tyrone Hill Jr., James Eric Hill, Scott Murphy and Bobby J. Subin, and Jeremy Hogue will be an alternate.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

James Trail
TUCSON, Ariz. - James Miller Trail, 83, retired Air Force Brigadier General of Tucson, Ariz., died Sunday of lung cancer. There is a memorial service at 11 a.m. today at the Oro Valley United Church in Tucson. Military services and burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Cloverdale-Gibson Funeral Home in Boise, Idaho.
He was born March 22, 1918, in Eolia, Mo., to William Samuel and Alice Henry Trail. He grew up in Idaho and graduated with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering in 1940. He began his 37-year-long military career by enlisting in the Army Air Corps on July 30, 1940. He entered the Aviation Cadet Program and received his pilot's wings and a commission as a second lieutenant in March 1941. He was an instructor pilot at Majors Field in 1941 and married his wife, Rosemary Maddox, while living in Greenville.
In 1960 General Trail was promoted to Brigadier General and assigned as the Assistant Adjutant General, Idaho Air National Guard and the Gowen Field Base Commander and served under several state governors until his retirement on Oct. 23, 1977.
General Trail served on the board of directors of the Air Force Association; chairman of the board of the Air Force Association, was a member of the National Guard Association of the United States and served on numerous national and state level boards and committees. He was a registered Professional Engineer and a dedicated "airpower" advocate, receiving many Air Force awards and decorations.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years; sons Dusty, Steve and Greg; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and other family members in Greenville.
Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.
Adair Funeral Home of Tucson, Ariz., is in charge of arrangements.

August 12, 2001

Services planned

Hubert Brigham, 86, of Neylandville died Friday morning. Arrangements are pending with Grundy Funeral Home.

Billie J. Steele, 80, of Valley Creek Baptist Church. Burial will be at Burns Cemetery. Taylor Funeral Home of Leonard is in charge of arrangements.

Leroy Byers, 86, of Commerce died Thursday in Dallas. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Commerce with James Puckett and Andy McDonald officiating. Burial will be at Ladonia Cemetery.

Sue L. Wright of Greenville died Friday. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Forest Park Cemetery in Shreveport, La. Peters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Oliver Craver
EULESS - Oliver N. "Alec" Craver, 54, of Euless died Wednesday at his home. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
He was a Delta Air Lines employee for 31 years. Mr. Craver's hobbies included fishing, hunting and camping. He enjoyed the outdoors.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Derlie K. Craver of Euless; sons, David Craver and his wife, Denise, of Portland, Ore., and Michael Craver of Arlington; daughters, Cindy O'Leary and her husband, Jim, of Portland, Ore., and Shannon Foster and her husband, Matt, of Euless; brothers, Ronald Craver and his wife, Carol, Frankie John Craver and his wife, Ouida, and Carol Ray Craver and his wife, Candi; sisters, Bobbie Calloway and her husband, Don, Vianell Moore and her husband, Bert, Marshie Horton and her husband, Clifford, and Terry Lynn Craver. Mr. Craver was preceded in death by his brother, Fred Craver.
Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Lucas Funeral Home in Hurst is in charge of arrangements.

Daniel Ellis
LAWTON, Okla. - Daniel "Dan" David Ellis, 21, of Oklahoma City died July 29 in Midwest City. Services were Aug. 2 at Whinery-Huddleston Funeral Home in Lawton, Okla. Burial was at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Lawton, Okla.
He was born Sept. 24, 1979, in Honolulu to David Dale and Jane Ellen Ellis. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Commerce.
He is survived by his father, Col. David Dale of Honolulu; stepmother, Judy Kay Ellis of Honolulu; his mother, Jane Ellen Ellis of Lawton, Okla.; sisters, Emily Jane Ellis of Fayetteville, N.C., and Laura Elizabeth Ellis of Honolulu. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, B. Dale Ellis and John Winfred Roberts.

Mark Fenter
EMORY - Mark Fenter, 30, of Point died Friday in Quitman. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Church of Christ in Emory with David Baker officiating. Burial will be at Lone Star Cemetery in Point. He was born Nov. 11, 1970, in Greenville to Ronnie Fenter and Nancy Wade Fenter. Mr. Fenter was employed by Raytheon in Greenville. He was a member of the Emory Church of Christ and the Sheriff's Association of Texas.
,He is survived by his mother, Nancy Wade Fenter of Emory; sisters, Connie Mills of Emory and Amy Wallace of Emory; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Wade of Emory; and grandmother, Ola V. Fenter of Emory. Mr. Fenter was preceded in death by his grandfather, Averal Fenter.
Visitation will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Tom Hooten, Tim Hooten, Robert Burns Jr., Larry Norton, Clint Traylor and Marty Hooten will serve as pallbearers.
Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Woodrow Merrell
CELESTE - Woodrow Wilson Merrell, 84, of Gober died Saturday at Sam Rayburn Memorial Center in Bonham. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Celeste Cemetery with Charles Wrenn officiating. Burial will be at Celeste Cemetery.
He was born Feb. 16, 1917, in Celeste to William Henry Merrell and Martha Mae Rogers Merrell. He married Velma Mays on Dec. 10, 1955, in Weatherford. Mr. Merrell was a farmer and a veteran.
He is survived by his wife; daughter, Hazel Nance of Decatur; sisters, Malie Key of Mustang, Okla., and Sue Grisham of Savoy; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Taylor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Clifford Ray
EMORY - Clifford C. Ray, 97, of Emory died Friday. Graveside services were at 4 p.m. Saturday at Memoryland Memorial Park with the Rev. Clay Arnold officiating.
He was born Feb. 12, 1904, in Decatur, Ill,. He retired in 1967 from Union Terminal Railroad in Dallas.
,Mr. Ray is survived by three sons, Carl Ray and his wife, Patti, of Greenville, Charles Ray and his wife, Jolyn, of Leesburg and Bruce Ray and his wife Terry, of San Antonio; eight grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
Peters Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Charlton Thomas
SULPHUR SPRINGS - Charlton E. Thomas, 61, of Flower Mound died Friday at Methodist Central Hospital in Dallas. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Al Davis officiating. Burial will be at Long Cemetery near Cumby.
He was born March 21, 1940, in Hunt County to W.B. and Hattie Lee Hannah Thomas. Mr. Thomas graduated from Wolfe City High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and a Denton County resident for 20 years. Mr. Thomas worked in computer sales.
He is survived by his son, Maury Thomas of Fort Worth; daughter, Melissa Lory of Frisco; brothers, Sam Thomas of Sulphur Springs, J.E. Thomas of Commerce; Herbert Dale Thomas of Mesquite; W.B. Thomas of Poteau, Okla.; sister, Mary Elizabeth Fraga of Dallas; and four grandchildren.
West Oaks Funeral Home in Sulphur Springs is in charge of arrangements.

Marie Hass
ALBA - Marie Hass, 81, of Alba died Saturday at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home Chapel with Jim Parker and Earl Kernes officiating. Burial will be at Pilgrim Rest No. 1 Cemetery in Emory.
She was born April 8, 1920, in Wood County to O.L. and Bessie Thedford Harvey. She married Thomas Jefferson Hass. Mrs. Hass was a lifelong Alba resident. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.
She is survived by her son, T.J. Hass of Shelbyville; daughter, Betty Lyles of Alba; sister, Willie Mae Hass of Dallas; six grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Hass was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Leon Harvey and Junior Harvey; sisters, Tina Sherwood and Peggy Brummett; and granddaughter, Laura Hall.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home in Alba is in charge of arrangements.

August 10, 2001

Services planned

Martha Meeks Wicker Coker, 85, of Houston. 10 a.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home, Greenville. Burial in Memoryland Memorial Park.

C.E. Collins, 83, of Winnsboro, graveside service 11:30 a.m. today at Clifton Cemetery in Emory. Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home of Emory in charge.

Jessie A. "Jack" Ramsey, 84, Dallas, 10 a.m. today at The First Baptist Church of Caddo Mills. Burial in Grove Hill Cemetery, Dallas, 1 p.m. Troy Suggs Funeral Home of Dallas in charge.

Maggie Sellers of Quinlan, 11 a.m. today at Quinlan Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Memoryland Memorial Park, Greenville.

Ron Day
Ron B. Day, 55, of Wills Point died Thursday in Greenville. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Peters Funeral Home with Rev. Roger Ratliff officiating.
Son of Charles Lee Day and Flora Mae Parish Day, he was born July 1, 1946, in Fairview, Okla. On Sep. 2, 1988, he married June Chenoweth in Terrell. He worked for Raytheon as a machinist.
Mr. Day is survived by his wife of Wills Point; daughters Shelia Day of Oklahoma City, Okla., Millie and husband Richard Usser of Yukon, Okla. and Tracie Longman of Norman, Okla.; son and daughter-in-law Scott and Kyra Dixon of Mesquite; three brothers, Charles Day and George McNitt of Liberal, Kan. and Johnny Day of Odessa; sisters Linda Reinhart of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Ida Rowe of Bethany, Okla.; brother-in-law Loren Chenoweth of Oklahoma City, Okla.; sister-in-law Sue Pope of Norman, Okla. and grandchildren Kendra Longman, Ashley Longman, Devin Usher, Justin Day, Taner Day and Cody Dixon.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Mary Hughan and a brother, Theo Day.

Billie Steele
LEONARD - Funeral services for Billie J. Steele, 80, of Valley Creek will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Valley Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Casey Ingold, Rev. James Henry and Todd Higgs officiating. Burial will be in Burns Cemetery.
Mr. Steele died Wednesday at his residence.
Born April 27, 1921, in Leonard, he was the son of W.A. Steele and Susan Grace Tucker Steele. He married Opal Taylor on April 26, 1939, in Leonard. Mr. Steele was retired from Stratoflex and he was a member of Valley Creek Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife of Valley Creek; two daughters, Janice Higgs of Fort Worth and Patricia Lehrer of Spokane, Wash.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home of Leonard.

August 9, 2001

Services planned

Billy J. Steele, 80, of the Valley Creek Community died Wednesday at his residence. Services are pending with Taylor Funeral Home of Leonard.

Floyd H. Daniels Sr. of Austin, 11 a.m. today at Clark Street Christian Church in Greenville. Burial in Center Point Cemetery. Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home in charge.

Jerry Maurice Tatom, 64, of Stamps, Ark., graveside service 10 a.m. today at Sardis Cemetery in Stamps. A.O. Smith Funeral Homes of Stamps, Ark. in charge.

Elvetta Burkett Williams, 89, of Caddo Mills and Farmersville, 2 p.m. today at Paradise Baptist Church. Burial in Memoryland Memorial Park, Greenville. Rentfrow Funeral Home of Caddo Mills in charge.

Martha Coker
Martha Meeks Wicker Coker, 85, of Houston died Tuesday at West Houston Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home of Greenville with Rev. Mike Nichols officiating. Burial will be in Memoryland Memorial Park.
Born in Murray, Ken., on March 6, 1916, she was the daughter of Cary Wicker and Lillie E. Meeks Wicker. She was married to L.O. "Jim" Coker on Nov. 9, 1939, in Oklahoma. She was a homemaker, seamstress, cook and caregiver. Mrs. Coker was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and the A.L.R. Sunday school class in Greenville.
Survivors include daughters and son-in-law, Jimmye Sue and Russell Clem of Houston and Karen Hunt of Houston; grandson Grady Hunt of Houston; granddaughter and husband Carrie Clem and Stephen Martin of Houston; great-granddaughter Hannah Elizabeth Martin of Houston; sisters-in-law, Alyne Landrum Coker and Margaret Coker Loving, both of Greenville and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1997; a sister, Mary E. Philpot and brother Cary Wicker.
Memorials may be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church Building Fund.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

C.B. Collins
EMORY - C.E. Collins, 83, of Winnsboro died Tuesday at Presbyterian Hospital of Winnsboro. Graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Clifton Cemetery in Emory with Daryle Hester officiating.
Son of Cleve C. and Lizzie Anderson Collins, he was born Sep. 7, 1917, in Ellison, Tenn. On Aug, 7, 1940, he married Helen Ely in Rains County. Mr. Collins served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He retired from Bell Helicopter. He was a Mason.
Mr. Collins is survived by his wife of Winnsboro; a son, Gene Collins of Fort Worth; brothers Earl Collins of Charleston, S.C. and Clifford Collins of Point; sisters Imogene Owen of Fort Worth, Wanda Crump of Emory and Peggy Jones of Chilicothe, Ill.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Bill Bates of Arkansas will be honorary pallbearer.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m . today at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home of Emory.

Jessie A. Ramsey
DALLAS - Jessie A. "Jack" Ramsey, 84, died Tuesday at Medical City Hospital in Dallas. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at The First Baptist Church of Caddo Mills with Rev. Roger Ratliff and Rev. Jimmy Gilbert officiating. Burial will be in Grove Hill Memorial Park, Route 2, Dallas at 1 p.m.
He was born in Tuscaloosa County, Ala. on Oct. 7, 1916, son of James Early Ramsey and Susan Roberts Baggett Ramsey. On March 18, 1937, he married Myral Louise Sudduth. He served in the U.S. Army, First Calvary, during World War II; this was the Last Horse Calvary. Mr. Ramsey served in India, Burma and China for the Chinese Defensive and was awarded several medals including The Asia Pacific Theater Operation Medal.
Mr. Ramsey was a glazier and retired in 1981 from Oak Cliff Mirror and Glass. He was a member of the Painters and Glaziers Local Union 53 for more than 30 years.
He was a member of First Baptist Church of Caddo Mills. He was a deacon for 50 years, first at Circlewood Baptist in Tuscaloosa, Ala., then Colonial Baptist in Dallas and First Baptist in Caddo Mills.
Survivors include a son, Byron Boyd Ramsey and wife Becky of Rowlett; daughter Alma "Tina" Allen and husband Henry of Caddo Mills; four grandsons and 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Faith Rushing and Doris May of Northport, Ala.; and a brother, Dr. Charles Ramsey of New Orleans, La.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years in August 1999; his parents and a brother, Edwin Murrell Ramsey, Tallahassee, Fla.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Troy Suggs Funeral Home, 7623 Military Parkway, Dallas.

Floyd Scroggins
Floyd Leon Scroggins, 84, of Greenville, died Tuesday night at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. Funeral services are at 4 p.m today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Baldridge officiating. Burial will be in Wieland Cemetery.
He was born Jan. 10, 1917, in Rains County, son of Tom Scroggins and Emma Lynch Scroggins. He married Glenna Mozell Carter on Dec. 23, 1939, in Greenville. Mr. Scroggins was a mechanic. He was a Baptist.
Mr. Scroggins is survived by his wife of Greenville; two sons, Billy W. Scroggins of Cumby and Duwain Scroggins of Fort Worth; daughter, Rhonda Scroggins of Boyd and foster daughter Debbie Clark of Greenville; two sisters, Betty Foster of Quinlan and Ravenna Bowers of Hughes Springs; 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph Scroggins and two sisters, Alene Flores and Oleta Roddy.
Pallbearers will be Bill Scroggins, Duwain Scroggins, Chris Castor, Tommy Bell, Wade Scroggins and Brian Jones.

Maggie Sellers
QUINLAN - Maggie Sellers of Quinlan died Tuesday in Greenville. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Quinlan Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Memoryland Memorial Park.
She was born March 22, 1924, in Conway, Ark. She was a homemaker and she was a Baptist.
Surviving are a son, George E. Sellers of Wolfe City; a daughter, Georgia M. Bowen of Quinlan; two sisters, Mamie Rickett and Mable Robertson; 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George H. Sellers and two sons, Vaughn Sellers and Guy E. Sellers.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

August 8, 2001

Services planned

Martha Coker of Houston, formerly of Greenville, died Tuesday at Houston Medical Center. Services are pending with Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

Margaretta Mack of Greenville, died Thursday. Funeral Services will be at Eastside Church of Christ at 11 a.m. today. Golden Gate Funeral Home, 2349 Cedar Crest Blvd., Dallas, in charge.

James Calvin "Red" Smith Jr., 76, of Leonard, 2 p.m. today at Pike Baptist Church near Leonard. Burial in Pike Cemetery. Taylor Funeral Home of Leonard in charge.

Floyd Daniels Sr.
Floyd H. Daniels Sr. of Austin, died Monday at the V.A. Hospital in Temple. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Clark Street Christian Church in Greenville with Rev. Floyd Daniels III officiating. Burial will be in Center Point Cemetery.
Son of Charlie and Mollie Daniels, he was born Nov. 2, 1925, in Midway. Mr. Daniels served in the U.S. Navy. He was a school teacher and educator for 42 years. He was a member of Clark Street Christian Church.
Mr. Daniels is survived by sons Floyd Daniels Jr. of Dallas, Robert Daniels of Austin and Jason Daniels of Los Angeles, Calif.; daughters Carolyn Duffie of Garland, Rita D. Madkins of Garland and Wendy Richardson; a brother, Gerald Daniels of Houston and one sister, Ella Polk of Dallas.
Pallbearers will be Jonathan Madkins, Cameron Madkins, Robert Daniels II, Doby Daniels, Marcarlas Daniels, Marcus Daniels and Elbert Madkins II.
Visitation is from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home, Greenville.

U.S. Stephens
U.S. Stephens, 83, of Farmersville, died Thursday. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. today at Galloway Memorial Church of God in Christ in Farmersville with Rev. Willis officiating. Burial will be in Houston Cemetery, Farmersville.
Son of Grant and Lela Stephens, he was born Aug. 13, 1917, in Dalby Spring.
Survivors include a son, James Smith of Terrell; three daughters, Frances Taylor of Shallowater, Mary Stephens of Farmersville and Jeanette Washington of Dallas; sister Rosie Lee Stephens of Farmersville and many grandchildren.
Friends of the family will serve as pallbearers.
Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home of Greenville is in charge of arrangements.

Jerry Tatom
STAMPS, Ark. - Jerry Maurice Tatom, 64, of Stamps, Ark., died Monday at the V.A. Hospital in Dallas. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Sardis Cemetery in Stamps.
He was born Nov. 19, 1936, in Hope, Ark., son of Jewel and Vera Tatom. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Mr. Tatom was an automobile mechanic. He was a Mason.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy Tatom of DeSoto; a son, Tommy Tatom of Ennis; two daughters, Kathy Blackwood of Red Oak and Karen Shelton of Greenville; three grandsons and two granddaughters.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Jane Brookhart.
Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m. today at A.O. Smith Funeral Homes in Stamps.

Lois Weatherly
FRIONA - Lois A. Phillips Weatherly, 88, formerly of Greenville, died Monday at Parmer County Community Hospital in Friona. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Friona United Methodist Church with Rev. Don Boren and Rev. Matt Hudson of Weatherford officiating. Burial will be in Friona Cemetery.
She was born May 6, 1913, in Greenville and was married to Clyde Weatherly May 21, 1938, in Greenville. She was a member of Friona United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Celia Dee Loflin of Friona; three sons, Bill Weatherly of Lubbock, James Weatherly of Canyon and Phillip Weatherly of Crested Butte, Colo.; a sister, Arvis Phillips of Greenville; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband on Nov. 14, 1969, and a son, Gene Weatherly on July 27, 1999.
Memorials may be made to National M.S. Society, Panhandle Division, 6222 Canyon Drive, Amarillo, Tx.
Ellis-Blackwell Funeral Home of Friona is in charge of arrangements.

Elvetta Williams
CADDO MILLS - Elvetta Burkett Williams, 89, a longtime resident of Caddo Mills, died Monday at the Hinton Home in Farmersville. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Paradise Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Combs and Rev. Charles Scarborough officiating. Burial will be in Memoryland Memorial Park, Greenville.
She was born April 16, 1912, in Hunt County to William Wylie and Minnie Cathrine Burkett. She was married to Clyde Earl Williams on Aug. 27, 1927. She was a homemaker and she worked for Howard Wolfe of Greenville as a seamstress. Mrs. Williams was a member of Paradise Baptist Church
Surviving are a sister, Jewel Williams of Greenville; daughter Barbara and husband David Holland of Caddo Mills; son Don Earl and wife Jessie Williams of Caddo Mills; daughter-in-law Nelda Davis Williams of Caddo Mills; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her husband Clyde Earl Williams in 1975 and a son, Clyde Eugene "Sonny" Williams in 1993.
Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Rentfrow Funeral Home in Caddo Mills.

August 7, 2001

Services planned

Jesus Castillo, 95, of Greenville, 10 a.m. today at Peters Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Merit Cemetery.
Margaretta Mack of Greenville, died Thursday. Funeral Services will be at Eastside Church of Christ at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Visitation is this afternoon at Golden Gate Funeral Home, 2349 Cedar Crest Blvd., Dallas.

Barbara Jo Middleton , 60, of Nevada, services at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Wylie at 10:30 a.m. today. Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home of Farmersville is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret Hitt
BALLWIN, Mo. - Margaret J. Berg Hitt, 78, of Chesterfield, Mo., died Aug. 3 in Town and Country, Mo. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. today at The Schrader Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Richard L. Hitt officiating. Burial will be in National Cemetery in Jefferson Barracks, Mo.
She was born in Tulsa, Okla., on July 9, 1923, to Charles F. and Amy May Kiser Bert. She was a homemaker. She lived in Greenville from 1964 to 1972.
Surviving are her husband, Earl J. Hitt; a son, Richard L. Hitt; two daughters-in-law, Shirley Hitt and Connie Hitt and two grandchildren, Jennifer Hitt and Richard L. Hitt Jr.
A son, Bruce A. HItt, preceded her in death.
Memorials may be made to Missouri Baptist Healthcare Foundation, Patient Care or Research, 3015 Ballas Road, St. Louis, Mo. 63131.

Billie Roundtree
WOLFE CITY - Billie W. Roundtree, 78, of Wolfe City died Saturday at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. Services are at 10 a.m. today at R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Chapel in Wolfe City with Dwight Gardner and Gary Roundtree officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Wolfe City.
He was born May 21, 1923, in Hunt County to Lawrence W. and Clysta Grace Alexander. He married Martha Cavasos who preceded him in death in 1994. Mr. Roundtree was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II. He was a retired construction contractor and a member of West Main Church of Christ in Wolfe City.
He is survived by two daughters, Fay Russell of Midland and Sandra Gatlin of Wolfe City; one step-son, Joe Cavasos of Paris; two brothers, Paul Roundtree of Wolfe City and William Roundtree of Cumby; one sister, Jeanine Lowrie of Cumby; four grandchildren, Lee Gatlin and David Gatlin of Wolfe City and Billy Luke Russell and Tina Russell of Midland and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Larry Roundtree, Gary Roundtree, John Paul Roundtree, Reese Lowrie, Don Roundtree, Kenny Lowrie, Daniel Lowrie, Rodney Lowrie and Jim Roundtree.

James Smith Jr.
LEONARD - Funeral services for James Calvin "Red" Smith Jr., 76, of Leonard will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Pike Baptist Church near Leonard with Ellis Hayden officiating. Burial will be in Pike Cemetery.
Mr. Smith died Sunday at Pike.
Son of James Calvin Smith Sr. and Nola Sarah Peak Smith, he was born Dec. 10, 1924 in Pike. He married Helen Maurine Brake on April 8, 1947, in Leonard. Mrs. Smith was a disabled veteran and he was a member of First Baptist Church of Leonard.
Surviving are his daughter, Trenia Baldridge of Gladewater; a brother, Billy Smith of Wichita Falls and four grandchildren.
His wife preceded him in death on Oct. 8, 1991.
Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home.

Loie Weatherly
FRIONA - Loie A. Phillips Weatherly, 88, formerly of Greenville, died Monday at Farmer County Community Hospital in Friona. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Friona United Methodist Church with Rev. Don Boren and Rev. Matt Hudson of Weatherford officiating. Burial will be in Friona Cemetery.
She was born May 6, 1913, in Greenville and was married to Clyde Weatherly May 21, 1933, in Greenville. She was a member of Friona United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Celia Dee Loflin of Friona; three sons, Bill Weatherly of Lubbock, James Weatherly of Canyon and Phillip Weatherly of Crested Butte, Colo.; a sister, Arvis Phillips of Greenville; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband on Nov. 14, 1969, and a son, Gene Weatherly on July 27, 1999.
Memorials may be made to National M.S. Society, Panhandle Division, 6222 Canyon Drive, Amarillo, Tx.
Ellis-Blackwell Funeral Home of Friona is in charge of arrangements.

Ernest Williams
McKINNEY - Ernest "Tex" R. Williams, 74, of McKinney died at his home Friday. No services planned.
He was born Oct. 1, 1926, in Quinlan. Mr. Williams retired from the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife Flo; daughters, Texann and Kelly; a son, Rick; six brothers, J.B., Bill, Herbert, Frank, Bill and Kenneth; a sister, Peggy and eight grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Association.
Belew Funeral Home, 601 S. Tennessee, McKinney, Tx. is in charge of arrangements.

August 6, 2001

Services planned

Barbara Jo Middleton , 60, of Nevada services at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Wylie at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Rev. Loyd Morris will officiate. Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home of Farmersville is in charge of arrangements.
Jack Ross Holt, 66 of Quinlan died Saturday, graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Quinlan IOOF cemetery under the direction of Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

Jesus Castillo
Jesus Castillo, 95, of Greenville died Saturday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Sevices will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday in Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wesley Ford officiating. Burial will be at Merit Cemetery.
He was born Dec. 24, 1905, in El Encinal to Mr. and Mrs. Felipe Castillo. He was married to Elaine Sumrow. Mr. Castillo was a member of Open Door Ministries.
He is survived by his wife, eight grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, a daughter and a son.
Visitation will from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Billie Roundtree
WOLFE CITY - Billie W. Roundtree, 78, of Wolfe City died Saturday at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. Services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at Owens Funeral Chapel in Wolfe City with Dwight Gardner and Gary Roundtree officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Wolfe City.
He was born May 21, 1923, in Hunt County to Lawrence W. and Clysta Grace Alexander. He married Martha Cavasos who preceded him in death in 1994. Mr. Roundtree was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II. He was a retired construction contractor and a member of West Main Church of Christ in Wolfe City.
He is survived by two Daughters, Fay Russell of Midland and Sandra Gatlin of Wolfe City; one step-son, Joe Cavasos of Paris; two brothers, Paul Roundtree of Wolfe City and William Roundtree of Cumby; one sister, Jeanine Lowrie of Cumby; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Visitaion will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at R.W. Owens and Son Funeral Home.

August 5, 2001

Services planned

Jesus Castillo, 96, of Greenville, died Saturday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Services are pending with Peters Funeral Home.

Barbara Jo Middleton , 60, of Nevada, services at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Wylie at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Rev. Loyd Morris will officiate. Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home of Farmersville is in charge of arrangements.

Jack Holt
Jack Ross Holt, 66 of Quinlan died Saturday at his residence. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Quinlan IOOF cemetery under the direction of Coker-Mathews Funeral Home. Mr. Joe Kimball will officiate.
Born September 18, 1934 in Orangeville, he was the son of Warren and Flossie Daugherty Holt. He married Lois M. Duncan April 17, 1955 in Silverton.
Mr. Holt was a retired supervisor for the Dallas County district two garage.
Survivors include two daughters, Vickie Kimball of Cash and Sandra Cox of Collinsville; two sons, Jackie Holt and Gary Holt, both of Quinlan; five sisters, Shirley Crawford, Ruby Donihoo, Heidi Garcia, Sally Taylor and Helen Smitheson; one brother, Kenneth Holt; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Holt was preceded in death by his wife; a son, James Holt; his parents; one brother, Warren Holt; one sister, Sue Wilson; and a half-brother, Gene Holt.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

August 3, 2001

Services planned

Jocelyn Mendez, Garland infant, services 1 p.m. today in Rest Haven Funeral Home-Rockwall Chapel, with burial in Rest Haven Memorial Park in, Rockwall.

Willie Parker, services at 2 p.m., Saturday in Mt. Moriah Temple Baptist Church in Commerce. Burial in Grundy Memorial Park. Arrangements by Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home.

Samuel Watson, memorial service, 10 a.m., Saturday at the VFW Post 4011, 5108 Wellington.

Weldna Baumgardner
Funeral services for Weldna Fae Baumgardner, 87, of Greenville, will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, in Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Gene Welborn officiating.
Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery.
Mrs. Baumgardner died Thursday in Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville.
She was born March 15, 1914, in the Bethel community of Hunt County to John Anthony and Fannie Caple Foster. She was a sales associate for women's apparel and a member of Kavanaugh United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Dwayne Patterson of Greenville; granddaughters and grandsons-in-law Debbie and Gary Bellotte, Brenda and Monty Fitzgerald and Patty and Kevin Jenkins, all of Greenville; nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Bertie Abbott and Mattie Lamm, and a brother, Melvin Foster.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

Marie Dunn
EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio - Services for Marie E. Dunn, 101, of Greenville, will be at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, in Dawson Funeral Home, with Richard Hasley of Boyce United Methodist Church officiating.
Burial will be in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park in Beaver Falls, Pa.
Mrs. Dunn died Tuesday in Briarcliff Health Center in Greenville.
She was born March 2, 1900, in Crimora, Va., to John M. and Josephine Stockdale Gochenour. She lived most of her life in Roanoke, Va, until moving to East Liverpool in the late 1940s. She resided in Greenville for the last 10 years with her daughter.
She attended Boyce United Methodist Church while in East Liverpool, was a member of American Legion Post No. 374 Auxiliary, the Area Senior Citizens, and was once recognized as a top bowler in the state of Ohio.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Carlos Hudson of Boston, Mass., and Mrs. Thomas (Caroline) Ren of Greenville; a son, William E. Kidd of Morgantown, W. Va.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Byron Balco, a stepson, Robert F. Dunn; two sisters, Gladys Blessing and Dorothy Smith, both of Warren, Ohio; a brother, Glenn Gochenour of Charlottesville, Va.; 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert F. Dunn.
Family visitation will be today from 6 to 9 p.m. in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made in care of Hospice of the Valley. Condolences may be send online at www.dawsonfuneralhome.com.

Tony Sabella
QUINLAN - Tony Sabella of Royse City died Wednesday in Dallas. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Quinlan Funeral Home Chapel with Johnny Ford officiating. Burial will be in Lakeside Memorial Park.
Son of Andrew Sabella Sr. and Margaret Gross Sabella, he was born Dec. 15, 1923, in Bethlehem, Penn. He married Wanda Joy Lindsey on Aug. 18, 1950, in Turner Town. He served in the U.S. Army. Mr. Sabella was a truck driver. He was a Baptist and a member of the V.F.W. and Teamsters.
Survivors include sons Randy Sabella of Winnsboro, David Sabella of Greenville and Kenneth Sabella of Henderson; two daughters, Pamela Lide of Seagoville and Renea Holt of Terrell; brothers Louie Sabella, Chuck Sabella and Andrew Sabella, oll of Bethlehem, Penn.; 21 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife and a son, Dennis Sabella.
Pallbearers will be Kenneth Sabella, Brodie Sabella, Mathew Holt, Tommy Climer Jr., Tommy D. Climer and Tony Climer. Honorary pallbearers will be Shane Sabella and David Sabella Jr.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral lhome.

August 2, 2001

Services planned

Wilson W. Alverson, 78, a longtime resident of Commerce died Sunday at Sulphur Springs Nursing Home. Arrangements are pending with Pemberton Funeral Home.

Ruby Jackson
COMMERCE - Graveside services for Ruby Jackson, 55, of Wichita Falls will be at 10 a.m. today in Rosemound Cemetery, with minister David Gibson officiating.
Mrs. Jackson died Tuesday in Wichita Falls Care Center.
She was born Nov. 20, 1945, in Hunt County to Ellis and Hallie Arrington Mobley. She was a widow.
Survivors include four sisters, Mary Jackson, Rosie Mobley, Barbara Mobley and Susie Patrick, all of Commerce; a brother, Wilburn Mobley of Greenville.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Services are under the direction of Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home in Commerce.

Osa Jefferson
MERIT - Graveside services for Osa Othelia Jefferson, 99, of Farmersville will be today at 11 a.m. in Merit Cemetery, with Rev. Riley Hamilton officiating.
Mrs. Jefferson died Monday in Hinton Home in Farmersville.
She was born Aug. 27, 1901, in Farmersville to John and Alberta Duran Standifer. She married Thomas Lester Jefferson on Jan. 20, 1918, and was a member of First Methodist Church in Merit.
Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Betty Jefferson of Rockwall; a sister, Donna Dennis of Greenville; and three grandchildren.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home in Farmersville.

Jocelyn Mendez
ROCKWALL - Funeral services for Jocelyn Raven Alida Mendez will be at 1 p.m., Friday, in Rest Haven Funeral Home-Rockwall Chapel, with Rev. Lance Eiland officiating.
Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park.
The infant died at birth Sunday in Garland.
She is survived by her parents, Carlos and Jennifer Mendez of Garland; a brother, Romeo Mendez of Garland; grandparents Alberto and Janie Mendez of Garland; great-grandparents Paul and Tricia Harris of Rowlett, Manuel and Josie Hernandez of Quinlan; Braulio Mendez of Monterrey, Mexico, Helen Zenor of Des Moines, Iowa.
Open visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., today, at the funeral home.

Willie Parker
COMMERCE - Willie Jean Parker of Commerce died Saturday in a Paris hospital. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Moriah Temple Baptist Church in Commerce with Rev. W.O. Spencer officiating. Burial will be in Grundy Memorial Park.
Born June 29, 1946, in Douglasville, she was the daughter of Geter and Marie Hatley. She married Jerry Parker on July 22, 1965, in Marietta. She was a member of Restoration Church of God in Christ.
Surviving are five brothers, Burnett Hatley of Brownwood, Norris Hatley of Greenville, Bennie Hatley, Larry Hatley and Willie Hatley, all of Commerce and four sisters, Lonia Pierce of Canton, Ohio, Evelyn Bailey of Commerce, Wanda Fields and Tasha Pruett, both of Commerce.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and one brother.
A wake is scheduled 7-8 p.m. Friday at Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home.

Dewey Shelton
QUINLAN - Funeral services for Dewey Thomas Shelton of Red Oak will be at 10 a.m. today in Quinlan Funeral Chapel, with burial in Lakeside Memorial Park.
Mr. Shelton died Monday in Red Oak.
,He was born April 5, 1923, in Ladonia to Thomas Alvis and Alverdia Lobb Shelton. He married Mary Leonard Shelton on Feb. 24, 1947, in Quanah. He was retired from the sanitation department of Dallas and was a Pentecostal.
Survivors include his wife, of West Tawakoni; a son, Dewey Wayne Shelton of Murrieta, Calif.; daughters Verdie Louise Shelton Moore of Ouilla and Barbara Sue Green of Waxahachie; sisters Geraldine Martin of Anna, Ora Roland of Van Alstyne and Betty Joe Keenlin of Lone Oak; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Randal Shelton; one sister and three brothers.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Cole, Rusty Green, Steven Cole, Duane Shelton and Mark Henry.

William Vandergriff
SULPHUR SPRINGS - Funeral services for William Earl "Van" Vandergriff, 76, of Sulphur Springs, are at 10 a.m. today at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel with Larry Dever, a member of the family, speaking. Burial will be in Martin Springs Cemetery.
He died Tuesday morning at his residence.
The son of Isaac H. and Lula Mae Hood Vandergriff, he was born May 24, 1925, in Sulphur Springs. He served in the U.S. Marines during World War II. He married Consuelo Lois Bacon on Jan. 13, 1946, in Yuma, Ariz. Mr. Vandergriff was the owner/operator of Van's Tree Service in Hunt, Hopkins, Kaufman, Wood and Rains Counties for more than 45 years. He was a member of the VFW and the American Legion. He was a Jehovah's Witness.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Connie Pickerill of Sulphur Springs; two sons, Steven Clyde Vandergriff of Blooming Grove and Bobby Earl Vandergriff of Longview; sister Betty Ruth Tate of Jacksonville; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, William Kent Vandergriff, three brothers and one sister.
Pallbearers will be Shane Pickerill, Chris Pickerill, Kenny Graham, Ayron Vandergriff, Todd Vandergriff and Kevin Vandergriff. Jim Riffle will serve as honorary pallbearer.

Samuel Watson
A memorial service for Samuel Elvon Watson will be at 10 am. Saturday at the VFW Post 4011, 5108 Wellington, with Cloral Lovell, chaplain, and Rev. Joyce Pattison officiating.
He was born July 14, 1931, was declared missing in action Oct. 10, 1950, and presumed dead on Dec. 31, 1953.
Mr. Watson is survived by a sister, Ruth Smith of Lone Oak; two brothers, Herman Watson and Charles Watson, both of Lone Oak.
He was followed in death by his parents, Samuel Robert Watson and Bertha Ann King Watson, and three brothers, Curtis, W.J. and Alford Watson.

August 1, 2001

Services planned

Wilson W. Alverson, 78, a longtime resident of Commerce died Sunday at Sulphur Springs Nursing Home. Arrangements are pending with Pemberton Funeral Home.

Ruby Jackson, 55, of Wichita Falls, formerly of Commerce, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending with Jones-Walker and Son Funeral Home.

Gladys C. Marney-Taylor, 99, of Quinlan, 11 a.m. today at the Salvation Army Chapel, Greenville. Burial in Rosemont Cemetery, Wichita Falls. Rentfrow Funeral Home of Caddo Mills in charge.

Franklin Gholston
Franklin Eugene Gholston, 45, of Seattle, Wash. died July 25. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mt. Moriah Temple Baptist Church in Commerce with Rev. Harold Pannell officiating. Burial will be in Rosemound Cemetery.
He was born in Commerce on June 19, 1956, son of Thomas G. and Georgia Mae Reynolds Gholston. He married Linda Whitten in Seattle in 1982. Mr. Gholston worked in apartment management. He was a Baptist.
Surviving are his father of Dallas; his mother of Commerce; a son, Franklin Gholston Jr. of Seattle, Wash.; daughter Anette Gholston of Seattle; two brothers, Thomas R. Gholston of Dallas and Robert Gholston of Portland, Ore. and a sister, Nora Diane Bowser of Dallas.
His grandparents preceded him in death.
Pallbearers will be Kennie Champion, Ronnie Wilson, Greg Jackson, Eric Clayton, Barry Pannell, Arron Massey.
Visitation is from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home of Greenville.

July 31, 2001

Services planned

Wilson W. Alverson, 78, a longtime resident of Commerce died Sunday at Sulphur Springs Nursing Home. Arrangements are pending with Pemberton Funeral Home.

Albert Arling Strom, 58, of Quinlan, 10 a.m. today at Rentfrow Funeral Chapel in Caddo Mills.

Bonnie Rice Wardlaw, 86, of Greenville, 2 p.m. today at Chapel of Ralph Robinson in Pine Bluff, Ark. Burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. Ralph Robinson and Son Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.

Carla Lynn Wright, 32, of Farmersville, memorial service 11 a.m. today at First Baptist Church in Farmersville. Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wilson Alverson
COMMERCE - Wilson W. "Bear Tracks" Alverson, 78, of Cumby, formerly of Commerce, died Sunday in Sulphur Springs. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. today at Pemberton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Roy Lee Ditmar officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Cumby.
Son of Avery Lee Alverson and Della McComic Alverson, he was born Oct. 13, 1922, in Boswell, Okla. On July 21, 1957, he married Dora Vinson in Commerce. A longtime resident of Commerce, he had lived in Cumby for the past 18 years. He was raised in South Sulphur and attended Neyland public schools. He was employed with the City of Commerce for 28 years as a meter reader until his retirement in 1986.
Mr. Alverson was a veteran of World War II, serving as a corporal in Battery B 152nd Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion in the United States Army. He was a longtime member of the VFW.
Mr. Alverson is survived by his wife of Cumby; a daughter, Donna Bench of Cumby; twin brother and sister-in-law Walton and Peggy Alverson of Greenville; sister and brother-in-law Modell and Travis Ramey of Greenville; sisters Opal Candler and Robbie Woodruff, both of Greenville and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, I.D. Parmer and a sister, Ende Estelle Alverson.
Pallbearers will be Johnny Martinez, Ernest Holley, Valton Holley, David Holley, Buddy Ferrell, Tommy Parmer, Stanley Walls and Louis Jackson.

Vitula Chandler
COMMERCE - Vitula Thurman Chandler, 89, died Wednesday at Regent Care Center in The Woodlands following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's. There was a graveside service Monday in Commerce.
She was born May 1, 1912, on Greenville to George C. and Lillian Harper Thurman. The family moved to Commerce shortly after her birth.
Survivors include two daughters, Margaret C. Williamson of Williamsburg, Va. and Martha C. Martz of The Woodlands; a son, H. Harry Chandler of Anacortes, Wash.; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Horace H. "Spike" Chandler, and an infant daughter.
Memorials may be made to the Commerce Public Library, 1210 Park Street, Commerce, TX. 75428 for the purchase of large print or audio books or to a local library.
Pemberton Funeral Home of Commerce was in charge of arrangements.

Gladys Marney-Taylor
CADDO MILLS - Gladys C. Marney-Taylor, 99, of Quinlan died Friday in Greenville. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Salvation Army Chapel, Greenville, with Major Jackie Toland officiating. Burial will be in Rosemont Cemetery in Wichita Falls.
Daughter of W.T. Blackwell and Josephine Gunsolus Blackwell, she was born Jan. 29, 1902, in Morgan Mills. She was a member of Kemp Eastern Star and the Salvation Army.
Surviving are a son, Ralph Cal Taylor; a daughter, Ouida Taylor Harrill of Quinlan; 16 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, James E. Marney, in 1939; her second husband, Robert Floyd Taylor in 1971; sons Frank E. Marney in 1982, Paul Charles Marney in 2001 and Leo Ray Marney in 1993; a stepson, Thomas Cazrel Taylor in 1985 and grandson Seth Ray Black in 1994.
Rentfrow Funeral Home of Caddo Mills is in charge of arrangements.


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