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March 3, 2000

Services planned

Linda Gail Hill, 60, of Greenville, mass 10 a.m. today at St. William's Catholic Church. Peters Funeral Home in charge.

O.F. "Don" Slatter of Washougal, Wash. died Tuesday. Graveside service at 1 p.m. Saturday at Memoryland Memorial Park. Coker-Mathews Funeral Home in charge. ------

Viola E. Soehnlein, 82, of Commerce, mass 10 a.m. today at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Commerce. Burial in Rosemound Cemetery. Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home in charge.

Frances Curington

FARMERSVILLE - Frances Louise Curington, 68, of California, died Saturday. There is a graveside service at 11 a.m. Saturday at I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Farmersville with George Grieb officiating.

The daughter of Burl Wesley and Lillian Grace Curington, she was born in Texas on Oct. 4, 1931. She worked for Kaiser Permanente.

Surviving is a sister, Madalynne Doyle of Mesquite.

Visitation will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home in Farmersville.

Emma Holley

COMMERCE - Funeral services for Emma D. Holley, 87, of Commerce are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with Rev. Wesley McCasland, Rev. Don Shovan and grandson Brandon Newman officiating. Burial is in Rosemound Cemetery.

She died Wednesday at St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born April 13, 1912 in Rains County, daughter of Warren Ferrel Thomas and Willie Weatherbee Thomas. She and W.E. "Bo" Holley were married Sept. 29, 1928 in Commerce.

She was a housewife and a charter member of Congregational Methodist Church and a member of Commerce Rebekah Lodge.

Mrs. Holley is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Nelma and Gaston Dodd of Klondike, grandchildren Tommie Joe Dodd of Fort Worth, Joette and Jace English of Canton and Colette and Lloyd Dean Newman of Campbell and great-grandchildren Jessica Newman of Campbell, Brandon Newman of Campbell and Johnathen Tribble of Canton.

She was preceded in death by her husband on Jan. 17, 1992; two brothers and a great-granddaughter, Christina Tribble.

Pallbearers are Tommie Joe Dodd, Lloyd Dean Newman, Jace English, Brandon Newman, Jon Duckworth and Johnathen Tribble.

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

Elsie Hooten

POINT - Elsie Lee Hooten, 85, of Tomball died Wednesday at the Tomball Hospital. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at Point Funeral Home with Richard Kellum officiating. Burial is in Lynch Cemetery.

The daughter of Joe and Mattie Pitner, she was born Aug. 31, 1914 in Rains County. She married Edward C. Hooten in Rains County in May 1933.

Mrs. Hooten was a housewife. She was a member of Church of Christ.

She is survived by two sons, J.C. Hooten of Magnolia and James E. Hooten of Pinehurst; four daughters, Katherine Smith of Point, Mattie Free of Magnolia, Chloe House of Mesquite and Linda Gray of Royse City; two sisters, Genevia and Johnnie Jo and grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, two infant sons, three sisters and a brother.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation is from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ruth Kind

LEXINGTON, S.C. - Ruth Sharpe Kind, formerly of Hunt County, died Monday at Hinton Home in Farmersville. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Chapel of Thompson Funeral Home of Lexington with Rev. Derrick Gardner and Rev. Robert Ward officiating. Burial is in Southland Memorial Gardens.

Born in Columbia, S.C., she was the daughter of Arthur C. and Mary Alice Roberts Sharpe. She married Artie J. Kind. Mrs. Kind was a member of West Columbia Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Surviving are daughter and son-in-law Linda K. and Joseph Goss of Greenville; sisters Susie Bass of South Carolina, Mary Williams and Margaret Sharpe of Swansea, S.C., and Katherine Jacob, Frances Scott and Cheryl Sherman, all of Columbia, S.C.; brothers Jack Q. Sharpe of Lakeland, Fla. and Arthur D. Sharpe of Lexington, S.C. and grandchildren Tiffany D. Goss, Joseph and Jennifer Goss, all of Greenville.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a sister, Pearl Nates and a brother, Carlyle W. Sharpe.

Memorials may be made to West Columbia Pentecostal Holiness Church.

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

Georgia Rountree

Georgia M. Rountree, 88, of Hunt County died Wednesday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville following a short illness. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill McNatt officiating. Burial is in Forest Park Cemetery.

The daughter of George Henry McLeroy and Sabina Gafford McLeroy, she was born Aug. 19, 1911 in Hunt County and she lived in Hunt County all her life. On Dec. 24, 1935 she married William Henry Rountree in Lone Oak.

Mrs. Rountree was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church and was active in Sunday School and the ladies' church circle group.

She is survived by a daughter, Mildred Compton of Greenville; grandson and wife Tra and Kathy Williams of Merit; stepgranddaughter and husband Pam and Greg Hendricks of Farmersville; stepgrandson and wife Tommy and Vickie Compton of Arlington; several nieces and nephews and five stepgreat-grandchildren.

Her husband preceded her in death Oct. 10, 1992; her parents; four brothers and four sisters.

Pallbearers are Jim Davis, Bob McLeroy, Mike Richardson, Ronnie Hogue, Jack Wade and Fred Gaulden.

Rosa Rutherford

COMMERCE - Rosa Belle Rutherford, 92, of Commerce, died Wednesday at Oak Manor Nursing Center. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at Pemberton Funeral Home Chapel with David Gibson officiating. Burial is in Rosemound Cemetery.

She was born March 27, 1907 in Hunt County to William Thomas Venus and Artie Missie Hopkins. On Dec. 6, 1924 she and Charlie B. Rutherford were married in Hunt County.

A lifelong resident of Commerce, Mrs. Rutherford attended Theda School. She was a dietitian for Commerce Presbyterian Hospital and for the Commerce Independent School District, retiring in 1978. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Surviving are a son, Charles Ray Rutherford Sr. of Canon Lake; a daughter, Mary Frances Wood of Commerce; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1981, a brother and five sisters.

Pallbearers are Tom Dillinger, Harold Lands, Leon Walden, Bill Webb, Howard Lambert and Delton Gibson.

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

L.D. Shaw

EMORY - L.D. Shaw, 67, of Emory died Tuesday at his home on Lake Fork in Rains County. There is a funeral service at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Norman Finke officiating. Burial is in Emory City Cemetery.

Born May 9, 1932 in Ellis County and a longtime resident of Ellis County, he was the son of David Shaw and Ruby Mae Carlton.

Mr. Shaw was an instructor of Mill Wright Local 1421 Apprentice Program and a retired highway patrol officer. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge.

Mr. Shaw is survived by two sons, Glenn Shaw of Emory and Mike Shaw of Waxahachie; two daughters, Gwen Hacker of Waxahachie and Cindy Proffitt of Midlothian; brother Donal Ray Shaw of Athens; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Saturday at the funeral home.

O.F. Slatter

O.F. "Don" Slatter, 78, of Washougal, Wash., formerly of Lake Oswego, Ore., died Monday. There is a graveside service at Memoryland Memorial Park, 1 p.m. Saturday with Rev. Robert Baldridge officiating.

Mr. Slatter was born Dec. 15, 1921 in Alba. He served in the U.S. Army/Air Force in the 356th Fighter Group. He worked in repair and installation for D.S. Refrigeration in Washougal, Wash.

Surviving are his wife, Maxine W. Slatter of Washougal, Wash.; stepson Ronald Mattfield of Camas, Wash.; two daughters, Marilyn Powell of Mollala, Ore. and Chris Egger of Oriville, Calif.; stepdaughter Anita Wiltfong of Camas, Wash.; a sister, Bonnie Woddell of Kerrville; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Connie Ray Vaughn and a sister, Georgia Murl Tiffin.

Coker-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Hubert Terry

A graveside service for Hubert Hendrix Terry, 79, of Greenville is at 2 p.m. Saturday at Memoryland Memorial Park. Dr. Raymond Anderson Boulter Jr. will officiate.

He died Tuesday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville.

The son of Willis Riley Terry and Jessie Myrtle Coon Terry, he was born May 3, 1920 in Floyd.

Mr. Terry was a music teacher for 40 years and was a member of Central Christian Church.

He is survived by a brother-in-law, Sandy Shields of Fort Worth; cousin Sally Fred Turner of Greenville; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Annette Shields and two brothers, Becton Terry and Wade Terry.

Visitation is from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Peters Funeral Home.

March 2, 2000

Services planned

Emma D. Holley of Commerce died Wednesday at St. Joseph's Hospital in Paris. Services are pending with Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home in Commerce.

Rosa Belle Rutherford, 92, longtime resident of Commerce, died Wednesday at Oak Manor Nursing Home. Services are pending with Pemberton Funeral Home.

Willie Opal Brown, 88, of Wolfe City, 10 a.m. today at R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home. Burial in Mount Carmel Cemetery.

Ruth Williams Goodwin of Greenville, graveside service 1 p.m. today at Grove Hill Memorial Park in Dallas. Coker-Mathews Funeral Home in charge.

Raymond Earl Graves, 79, of Greenville, 10 a.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Memoryland Memorial Park.

Mary Margaret Hester, 80, of Rockwall, 2 p.m. today at Rest Haven Funeral Home, Rockwall Chapel. Burial in Memoryland Memorial Park, Greenville.

Linda Gail Hill, 60, of Greenville, mass 10 a.m. Friday at St. William's Catholic Church. Peters Funeral Home in charge.

W.C. Matheny, 84, of Farmersville, 2 p.m. today at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Snow Hill Cemetery.

Ollie Irene Owens, 82, of Gun Barrel City, 1 p.m. today at R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home in Wolfe City. Burial in Mount Carmel Cemetery.

Georgia M. Rountree, 88, of Greenville died Wednesday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Services are at 2 p.m. Friday at Forest Park Cemetery. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Peters Funeral Home.

O.F. "Don" Slatter of Washougal, Wash. died Tuesday. Graveside service 1 p.m. Saturday at Memoryland Memorial Park. Coker-Mathews Funeral Home in charge.

Hubert Hendrix Terry, 79, of Greenville died Tuesday. Graveside service at 2 p.m. Saturday at Memoryland Memorial Park. Visitation is from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Peters Funeral Home.

Woodrow Doyle

WOLFE CITY - Woodrow H. Doyle, 83, of Joshua died Tuesday at Emery J. Lilge Hospice House in Fort Worth. Funeral services are at 3 p.m. today at R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Allen Shriver of Grand Prairie officiating. Burial is in Mount Carmel Cemetery.

Born Sept. 8, 1916 in Wolfe City, he was the son of Jessie and Mary Ann Cain Doyle. Mr. Doyle retired from East Texas State University where he worked as a custodian. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Wolfe City.

Surviving are a daughter, Bettie Batis of Joshua; three sons, Dean Doyle of Ladonia, Billy Doyle of Joshua and Richard Doyle of Dallas and 11 grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Bill Batis Jr., Ricky Doyle, James Doyle, Jimmy Doyle, Dennis Doyle and Shawn Elmore.

Viola Soehnlein

COMMERCE - There is a mass for Viola E. Soehnlein, 82, of Commerce at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Rev. D. Stanley Corcoran officiating. Burial is in Rosemound Cemetery.

She died Tuesday at Presbyterian Hospital of Commerce.

The daughter of Frank Biever and Clara Hamkins Biever, she was born Aug. 18, 1917 in Port Washington, Wis. On June 14, 1941, she married Fred C. Soehnlein in Port Washington, Wisc.

She was a homemaker and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Commerce.

Surviving are her husband of Commerce; a daughter, Joan Soehnlein of Commerce; daughter-in-law Dianne Soehnlein of Houston; a sister, Sally Theilig of Milwaukee, Wis.; grandchildren Kelly Koepp of Alpine, Ana Garza of Houston, Karen Caps of The Woodlands, Amy Hicks of Houston and Andy Soehnlein of Houston and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Donald Soehnlein.

Commerce Lion Club members will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and a rosary at 6:30 p.m. today at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home.

March 1, 2000

Services planned ------

Woodrow H. Doyle, 83, of Joshua died Tuesday in Fort Worth. Services are at 3 p.m. Thursday at R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home Chapel in Wolfe City. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ola Ruth Cheatham, 85, of Blue Ridge, 2 p.m. today at Center Street Church of Christ, Sherman. Burial in West Hill Cemetery. Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home of Blue Ridge in charge.

O.F. "Don" Slatter of Washougal, Wash. died Tuesday. Graveside service 1 p.m. Saturday at Memoryland Memorial Park. Coker-Mathews Funeral Home in charge.

Willie Brown

WOLFE CITY - Willie Opal Brown, 88, of Wolfe City died Tuesday at Methodist Hospital of Dallas following a lengthy illness. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home with Dwight Gardner and Rev. Eldon Chester officiating. Burial is in Mount Carmel Cemetery.

The daughter of Thomas L. and Maude Nelson Maples, she was born Jan. 4, 1912 in Wolfe City. On March 23, 1929 she married William Halstead Brown in Wolfe City. She was a housewife and a member of First United Methodist Church of Wolfe City.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Ronald Woodruff of Wolfe City; a brother, Wayne Maples of Commerce; a sister, Helen Hardcastle of Oklahoma City, Okla. a grandson, Shawn and wife Helen of Emory; three great-grandchildren and friends Marc and Linda Wensel and Lauren, Charles Michael and John Robert.

Pallbearers are Marc Wensel, Tom Wensel, Tommy Ray Caldwell, Frank Caldwell, Paul Caldwell, Larry Wise and Bradley Parsons.

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

Ruth Goodwin

Ruth Williams Goodwin of Greenville died Tuesday morning at Greenville Health & Rehabilitation. There is a graveside service at 1 p.m. Thursday at Grove Hill Memorial Park in Dallas with Dr. Jeff Smith officiating.

Born Aug. 8, 1905 in Ellis County, she was the daughter of Wiley Flake Williams and Dorthula Loretta Floyd Williams. She and Herman Lowell Goodwin were married in Ellis County on Dec. 23, 1924. She was a Baptist.

Mrs. Goodwin is survived by two sons, Billy Joe Goodwin of Lindale and Marvin Goodwin of Royse City; two daughters, Robbie Nelle Cook of Ennis and Helen Fletcher of Greenville; a brother, Harcey Williams of Meridian; a sister, Lois Browning of Afton, Okla.; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband in March 1998; brothers Charlie Franklin Williams in 1971, Earl Flake Williams in 1981 and Robert Benson Williams; sisters Hazel Wooldridge in 1972 and Addie Burkett in 1927 and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.

Visitation is from 3 to 4 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

Raymond Graves

Funeral services for Raymond Earl Graves, 79, of Greenville will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rick Henslee officiating. Burial is in Memoryland Memorial Park.

Mr. Graves died Tuesday at Briarcliff Health Center.

Born July 20, 1920 in Hunt County, he was the son of John Graves and Hattie Florence Gillenwater Graves. He married Violet Carter in Greenville on Oct. 14, 1955.

Mr. Graves served in the South Pacific during World War II in the U.S. Navy. He retired from E-Systems and the City of Greenville. He was a Methodist and a member of Greenville Masonic Lodge 335.

Surviving are sisters-in-law Bettie Patterson and Irene Carter of Greenville and nieces Charlotte Nalls and Sherrye Pruitt of Greenville, Fonda Lynn Peters of Plano, Wanda Davis and Donna Cummings of Mesquite, Monte Simmons of Ennis and Cathy Smith of Edmund, Okla.

He was preceded in death by his wife on March 28, 1998, his parents and a sister, Johnnie F. Graves.

Pallbearers are Farrell Nalls, John Clark, Bill Harris, Jack Dutton, Dr. C.H. Spencer and Ted Peters. Marcus McKinney is an honorary pallbearer.

Visitation is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Lessie Havens

FORT WORTH - Lessie R. Havens, 81, of Fort Worth died Monday at a Fort Worth hospital. Funeral services are at noon today at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel, Fort Worth. Burial is in Grove Hill Memorial Park in Dallas at 3:30 p.m.

She was born April 8, 1918 in Miller Grove and was a resident of Fort Worth for 40 years.

Mrs. Havens was a member of Haltom City Church of the Nazarene. She was a Sunday School teacher and was named Teacher of the Year in 1954. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are a son, Roger Dale Havens of Prairie Village, Kan.; two daughters, Gail Henry of Arlington and Beth Leverett of Fort Worth; three sisters, Josie Burks of Greenville, Bessie Hooten of Terrell and Rhonda Pettey of Melissa and six grandchildren.

Her husband, R.C. Havens, preceded her in death in 1989.

Mary Hester

ROCKWALL - Mary Margaret Hester, 80, of Rockwall died Monday. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at Rest Haven Funeral Home Rockwall Chapel with Dr. Aubrey Patterson officiating. Burial is in Memoryland Memorial Park in Greenville.

She was born March 26, 1919 in Electra, daughter of William Warren and Emma Howerton Simmons. She and James R. "Bud" Hester were married March 16, 1946 in Hunt County. They co-owned Hester Insurance Agency in Greenville for many years.

Surviving are sons Larry J. Hester of Rockwall and Jimmy Hester of Garland; a daughter, Linda Gibbons of Garland; nine grandchildren and a great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1963.

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

Linda Hill

A mass for Linda Gail Hill, 60, of Greenville is at 10 a.m. Friday at St. William's Catholic Church with Rev. John V. McCallum officiating.

She died Tuesday at her residence.

The daughter of W.K. Lanford and Mary Willis Lanford, she was born May 28, 1939 in Bakersfield, Calif. She was a bookkeeper for Ramada Inn Motel and a member of St. William's Catholic Church.

She is survived by a son, Rollie Joy of Big Spring; daughter and son-in-law Jaki and Sheldon Cast of Cumby; brothers Tony Lanford of Marble Falls, Tad Lanford of San Angelo and Jon Lanford of Maine; a sister, Darby Diehl of Irving and five grandchildren.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Peters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Linda Huckabee

Linda Joy Huckabee, 55, of Quinlan, died Friday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bob Layman officiating. Burial is in Van Sickle Cemetery.

Born Sept. 16, 1944 in Sulphur Springs, she was the daughter of Ray Cannon and Mary Louise King Cannon. She married Bruce Dewitt Huckabee on Oct. 2, 1981 in Garland. She was a housewife.

Surviving are her husband of Quinlan; her mother of Sulphur Springs; a son, Daniel Huckabee of Canada; two daughters, Beverly Gonzales of Mesquite and Deanna Huckabee of Canada; brothers Jimmy Cannon and James Cannon, both of Sulphur Springs; sisters Rae Jean Spuell of Winnsboro and Mary Alice Osbourne of Louisiana and grandchildren Belinda, April and Antonio Gonzales of Quinlan and Alysia Bailey Huckabee of Canada.

Her father preceded her in death.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to a favorite charity.

Dorene Kenney

Dorene C. Kenney, 88, of San Antonio died Sunday at her residence. Graveside services are at 2 p.m. today at Forest Park Cemetery in Greenville with Rev. Chief Warden officiating.

She was born Jan. 2, 1912 in Wagner, daughter of Austin A. Collins and Cordelia Reagan Collins. On Feb. 28, 1956 she married Charles T. Kenney in San Antonio.

Mrs. Kenney worked in ladies ready to wear. She was a member of Alamo Heights United Methodist Church in San Antonio and Texas Chapter No. 35, Order of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are her husband of San Antonio; two sons, Gene Dixon of Seguin and Harold "Buddy" Dixon of Aiken, S.C.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Coker-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

W.C. Matheny

FARMERSVILLE - W.C. Matheny, 84, of Farmersville died Monday in McKinney. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Paul Foster officiating. Burial is in Snow Hill Cemetery.

The son of Mart and Margaret Jeffcoat Matheny, he was born Dec. 3, 1915 in Snow Hill. On April 5, 1963 he married Ellyn Jones in Alvin. Mr. Matheny worked with heavy equipment.

He is survived by a son, Charles Matheny of Alvin; sisters Gladys Thompson of Farmersville, Willie Farmer of Wichita Falls, Lillie Osborn and Dorothy Foster of McKinney and Janice Humphrey of Garland; a brother, Herschel Davenport of Corsicana; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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

Vergil McCasland

FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz. - Vergil McCasland, 61, of Fountain Hills, Ariz. died Thursday in Scottsdale, Ariz. There was a graveside service Monday at Paradise Memorial Gardens in Scottsdale.

He was born Aug. 3, 1938 in Caddo Mills. Mr. McCasland was a residential/industrial builder.

He is survived by his wife, Janet McCasland of Fountain Hills, Ariz.; his mother, Sylvia McCasland of Greenville; two sons Craig McCasland and Kle McCasland, both of Fountain Hills, Ariz.; daughters Mandi McCasland of Austin, Gina Hasty of Fountain Hills, Ariz. and Karen Manen of Guatemala; a sister, Patricia Knight of Greenville; a brother, Lenis McCasland of Nevada and six grandchildren.

His father, Homer McCasland, preceded him in death.

Messinger Fountain Hills Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Irene Owens

WOLFE CITY - Ollie Irene Owens, 82, of Gun Barrel City died Monday at East Texas Medical Center in Athens. Funeral services are at R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Thursday with Ken Mattox officiating. Burial is in Mount Carmel Cemetery.

The daughter of Elijah Jasper and Mattie Victoria Wofford Blackwell, she was born Sept. 14, 1917 in Telephone, Fannin County. She married Elyah Pendergrass Owens on May 13, 1933 in Durant, Okla.

Mrs. Owens was a housewife and a member of Sunset Baptist Church in Dallas.

Surviving are two daughters, Betty Maples of Mabank and Gwen Denton of Leheigh, Okla.; a son, Hollis Owens of Lancaster; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Her husband preceded her in death on Dec. 13, 1987.

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

February 29, 2000

Services planned ------

Dorene C. Kenney, 88, of San Antonio, formerly of Greenville, died Sunday at her residence. Graveside service at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Forest Park Cemetery with Rev. Chief Warden officiating. Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

Lisa Kincaid, 42, of Hide-way Lake, 10 a.m. today at Caudle-Rutledge Funeral Home Chapel in Lindale. Burial in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery of Caddo Mills, 2 p.m.

Ola Cheatham

BLUE RIDGE - Ola Ruth Cheatham, 85, of Blue Ridge died Sunday. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Center Street Church of Christ in Sherman with Russell Hafner and Edgar L. Doggett officiating. Burial is in West Hill Cemetery in Sherman.

The daughter of Claude and Dora Clevenger, she was born March 18, 1914 in Durant, Okla. On July 7, 1934 she and Clyde Edman Cheatham were married in Hastings, Okla. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.

Mrs. Cheatham is survived by a daughter, Darlene Bonneau of The Colony; a son, Eddie Lynn Cheatham of Arlington; two sisters, Opal Lee and Oletha Clevenger, both of Lawton, Okla.; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home of Blue Ridge.

Linda Huckabee

Linda Joy Huckabee, 50, of Quinlan, died Friday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bob Layman officiating. Burial is in Van Sickle Cemetery.

Born Sept. 16, 1944 in Sulphur Springs, she was the daughter of Ray Cannon and Mary Louise King Cannon. She married Bruce Dewitt Huckabee on Oct. 2, 1981 in Garland. Mrs. Huckabee was a housewife.

Surviving are her husband of Quinlan; her mother of Sulphur Springs; a son, Daniel Huckabee of Canada; two daughters, Beverly Gonzalez of Mesquite and Deann Huckabee of Canada; brothers Jimmy Cannon and James Cannon, both of Sulphur Springs; sisters Rae Jean Spuell of Winnsboro and Mary Alice Osbourne of Louisiana and grandchildren Belinda, April and Antonio Gonzalez of Quinlan and Alysia Bailey of Canada.

Her father preceded her in death.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to a favorite charity.

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

Vergil McCasland

FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz. - Vergil McCasland, 61, of Fountain Hills, Ariz. died Thursday in Scottsdale, Ariz. There was a graveside service Monday at Paradise Memorial Gardens in Scottsdale.

He was born Aug. 3, 1938 in Commerce. Mr. McCasland was a residential/industrial builder.

He is survived by his wife, Janet McCasland of Fountain Hills, Ariz.; two sons Craig McCasland and Kle McCasland, both of Fountain Hills, Ariz.; daughters Mandi McCasland of Austin and Gina Hasty of Fountain Hills, Ariz.; a sister, Patricia Knight of Greenville; a brother, Lenis McCasland of Nevada and four grandchildren.

Messinger Fountain Hills Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Virdia Mills

WINNSBORO - Virdia Inez Mills, 79, of Winnsboro died Sunday. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. today at Beaty Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Ethridge officiating. Burial is in Sharon Cemetery.

The daughter of Virgil Benjamin and Lula Gregg Avery, she was born Feb. 3, 1921 in Athens. She married Albert Lee Mills on Oct. 31, 1941.

Mrs. Mills moved to Winnsboro from Port Neches in 1991. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Winnsboro.

Surviving are a son, Leslie L. Mills of Greenville; brother D.W. Avery of Dallas; two sisters, Katie Mae Campbell of Big Lake and Imogene Ezernek of Arlington; a granddaughter and a great-granddaughter.

Her husband preceded her in death on May 2, 1995.

Janet Pattillo

FARMERSVILLE - Funeral services for Janet Elaine Pattillo, 55, of Farmersville, are at 2 p.m. today at Step of Faith Church with Rev. Rick Riddle officiating. Burial is in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Mrs. Pattillo died Friday at Medical Center in Dallas.

She was born Oct. 20, 1944 in Dallas to John Childress Vaughan and Ella Louise Vaughan. She was a box maker and a Baptist.

She is survived by two daughters, Yvonne Pattillo and Dana Smith, both of Farmersville; two sisers, Peggy Inman of Garland and Judy Coker of Dallas and two grandchildren.

Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home of Farmersville is in charge of arrangements.


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