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December 13, 2000

Services planned

Mrs. Harriett Lake, 101, of Commerce died Monday night at Oak Manor Nursing Home in Commerce. Services are pending with Cumby Funeral Home.

Pauline Martin, 93, of Greenville died Saturday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services are pending with Peters Funeral Home.

Birdie Aline Fulenwider, 86, of Commerce, 2 p.m. today at R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Mount Carmel Cemetery.

Eva B. Hales, 88, of Quinlan, 2 p.m. today at Quinlan LyBrand Funeral Home. Burial in West Memorial Park.

S.M. Worley, 77, of Farmersville, graveside service 2 p.m. today at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Farmersville. Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home of Farmersville in charge.

Will Armstrong
CADDO MILLS - Will Lee "Bill" Armstrong, 76, of Caddo Mills died Monday in Carrollton. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at Rentfrow Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ray Spencer officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Son of James Franklin Armstrong and Donnie Alma Speck Armstrong, he was born July 20, 1924 in Baldwyn, Miss. He married Cecilia Ostapchuk on Oct. 25, 1963 in Grand Prairie. Mr. Armstrong served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a retired self-employed parts inspector.
Survivors include his wife of Caddo Mills; stepson Sam Allen Morris of Issaquah, Wash.; two daughters, Patricia Hazel of Tupelo, Miss. and Karla Armstrong of Frisco; a brother, James Armstrong of Independence, Ore.; sisters Opal Hatfield, Pauline Counce and Mildred Reeves, all of Booneville, Miss. and Charlene Johnson of Wheeler, Miss.; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Ruby; a brother, Arvil Armstrong and a son, Terry Lee Armstrong.
 

Eric Coker
COMMERCE - Eric Lee Coker, 28, of Commerce died Friday in Hopkins County. Funeral services are at 3 p.m. today at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Mankin Cemetery in Tool.
Born Dec. 17, 1971 in Athens, he was the son of Lee Coker and Elva Lee Brown Coker. Mr. Coker was a teaching assistant at Texas A&M University in Commerce.
Surviving are brothers Cody Tidwell of Nacogdoches and J.D. "Corky" Johnson Jr. of Athens and sisters Sharon Reynolds of Frankston and Vickie Rapec of Houston.
He was preceded in death by his father in 1985 and his mother in 2000.

December 12, 2000

Services planned

Pauline Martin, 93, of Greenville died Saturday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services are pending with Peters Funeral Home.
 

Mona Bushfield, 72, of Emory, 11 a.m. today at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home. Burial in Emory City Cemetery.

Eric Lee Coker, 28, of Commerce died Friday in Hopkins County. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home of Commerce. Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Mankin Cemetery in Tool.

Eva B. Hales, 88, of Quinlan, 2 p.m. Wednesday at Quinlan LyBrand Funeral Home. Burial in West Memorial Park.

Birdie Fulenwider
WOLFE CITY - Birdie Aline Fulenwider, 86, of Commerce, former longtime Wolfe City resident, died Monday at Presbyterian Hospital of Commerce following a lengthy illness. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Richard Deteau officiating. Burial is in Mount Carmel Cemetery.
She was born Nov. 8, 1914 in Wolfe City to Willis Lovid Burton Woods and Cora Lee Onstott Woods. Widowed in 1963, she later married Roy Fulenwider in Durant, Okla. and he preceded her in death in 1986.
Mrs. Fulenwider was a retired seamstress.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Wanda and Marshall Wallace of Cumby; two sisters, Margaret Moore of Wolfe City and Bessie Dunson of Granbury; brother and sister-in-law Ray and Fay Woods of Burleson; seven grandchildren and spouses, Vernon and Shirley Melton of Caddo Mills, Nancy and Danny McClure of Commerce, Roger Melton and Terri Goodwin of Greenville; Cora Lynn and Dwayne McAbee of Caddo Mills and Paul Kevin Banks and John Aaron Burks of Little Rock, Ark.; 18 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Great-grandchildren are pallbearers.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 

Clarice Gardner
WOLFE CITY - Clarice Gardner, 78, of Wolfe City died Sunday at her residence. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at West Main Church of Christ with Henry Edgington and Wallace Mynatt officiating. Burial is in Mount Carmel Cemetery.
Mrs. Gardner was born Feb. 8, 1922, in Leonard, the daughter of Richard Wines and Birdie Mead Macon. She was married to Dwight Gardner on June 7, 1941 in Leonard.
Mrs. Gardner was retired from Henington Studio and was a member of the West Main Church of Christ.
Surviving are her husband of Wolfe City; daughters and sons-in-law, Jean and Gary Erwin of Spring, Joan and Ronald Cole of Carrollton and Jan Clayton of Carrollton; seven grandchildren, Ged Erwin, Meredith Hendrix, Monica Erwin, Chad Cole, Jason Cole, Heather Clayton and Amy McElfish; one great-grandson, Stenson Cole, and one sister, Frances Hughes of Dickinson.
Grandsons are pallbearers.
R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

S.M. Worley
FARMERSVILLE - S.M. Worley, 77, of Farmersville died Sunday in Plano. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Rev. John Hudson will officiate.
The son of Sam Worley and Mary Elizabeth Reed Worley, he was born June 23, 1923 in Verona.
Mr. Worley had been employed by Farmersville Grain. He was a Baptist.
Mr. Worley is survived by two sisters, Alice Boles of Mesquite and Effie Woods of Fort Worth and brothers Lawrence L. Worley of Plano, Richard Worley of Parker and John Worley of Farmersville.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home of Farmersville.

December 11, 2000

Services planned

Pauline Martin, 93, of Greenville died Saturday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services are pending with Peters Funeral Home.
 

John Lovelady, 46, of Greenville; services at 2 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Memoryland Memorial Park.

Virgie Marks, 75, of Leonard; graveside services at 2 p.m. today at Leonard Cemetery under direction of Taylor Funeral Home.

Alyne Ruff, 87, of Leonard; services at 10 a.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home. Burial in Celeste Cemetery.

Mona Bushfield
EMORY - Mona Bushfield, 72, of Emory died Saturday at Presbyterian Hospital of Winnsboro. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home with Rev. Artis Banks officiating. Burial is in Emory City Cemetery.
Mrs. Bushfield was born Nov. 4, 1928, in Tennessee; the daughter Algie David and Octa Agee Sumers. She was married to George Bushfield on March 3, 1972 in Las Vegas, Nev.
She was a Methodist and a homemaker.
Surviving are her husband of Emory; three daughters; two brothers; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Kermit Coggshall, John Gorman, Jerry Nickerson, Don Kirkham, Cone Golden and Paul Leslie.
Visitation is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Clarice Gardner
WOLFE CITY - Clarice Gardner, 78, of Wolfe City died Sunday at her residence. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at West Main Church of Christ with Henry Edginton and Wallace Mynatt officiating. Burial is in Mount Carmel Cemetery.
Mrs. Gardner was born Feb. 8, 1922, in Leonard; the daughter of Richard Wines and Birdie Mead Macon. She was married to Dwight Gardner on June 7, 1941 in Leonard.
Mrs. Gardner was retired from Henington Studio and a member of the West Main Church of Christ.
Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Jean and Gary Erwin of Spring, Joan and Ronald Cole of Carrollton and Jan Clayton of Carrollton; seven grandchildren, Ged Erwin, Meredith Hendrix, Monica Erwin, Chad Cole, Jason Cole, Heather Clayton and Amy McElfish; one great-grandson, Stenson Cole, and one sister, Frances Hughes of Dickinson.
Grandsons are pallbearers.
R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

Eva Hales
QUINLAN - Eva. B. Hales, 88, of Quinlan died Saturday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Qunlan LyBrand Funeral Home with Dr. Mark Chadwick officiating. Burial is in West Memorial Park.
Mrs. Hales was born May 26, 1912, in Kaufman County; the daughter of John Martin and Donna Harper Easley. She was married to James Frank Hales in 1930 in Rockwall County.
Mrs. Hales was a member of Faith Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter No. 170, in Quinlan. She was a homemker.
Surviving are daughters Wand Durr of Rockwall, Melba Green of Sherman, Charlotte Lowrance of Mesquite, Linda Elliott and Frankie Graves, both of Qunilan and Patsy Mignone of Lancaster; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by brothers, Walter Easley, Arthur Easley, Bon Easley and Fred Easley; and sister, Beulah Ware.

December 10, 2000

Services planned

Johnny Ray Cox, 84, of Farmersville; graveside service at 2:30 p.m. today at Thompson Cemetery in Copeville. Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

John Lovelady
John L. Lovelady, 46, of Greenville died Friday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Monday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Ballard, Rev. Chris Shaffer and Charles Flowers officiating. Burial is in Memoryland Memorial Park.
Mr. Lovelady was born Dec. 14, 1953, in Oklahoma City, Okla.; the son of Youl John and Leona Lane Lovelady. He married Denise Kirtley on Aug. 18, 1972 in Midwest City, Okla.
Mr. Lovelady was an aircraft assembler at Raytheon for 19 years and a member of the House of Prayer.
Surviving are his wife of Greenville; parents of Sawyer, Okla.; daughters, Amy Page of Senatobia, Miss. and Rachel Qualls of Greenville; brother, Danny Lovelady of Midwest City, Okla.; and sisters, Virginia Russell of Byars, Okla. and Kathy Shaffer of Oklahoma City, Okla.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Jimmy Lovelady.
Pallbearers are Thomas Hunt, Jerry Stevens, Ray Hicks, Glynn Black, Jimmy Day and Darrell Gornto.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Virgie Marks
LEONARD - Virgie Marks, 75, of Leonard died Saturday at the Greenville Health and Rehab Center. Graveside services are at 2 p.m. Monday at Leonard Cemetery.
Mrs. Marks was born Aug. 3, 1925, at Valley Creek; the daughter of John S. and Rita Moreland McCorstin. She was married to Buddy Marks on June 23, 1946, in Leonard.
She was a Baptist and a housewife.
Surviving are her husband of Leonard; daughters, Judy Earwood of Richardson and Pam Starkey of McKinney; sisters, Ina Berry and Addie Lorance, both of Greenville, and Bernice Hutchins of Leonard; and four grandchildren.
Visitation is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.
 

Alyne Ruff
LEONARD - Alyne Ruff, 87 of Leonard and formerly of Celeste, died Saturday at Leonard Nursing Home. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Monday at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ed Lee officiating. Burial is at Celeste Cemetery.
Born Nov. 20, 1913 in Celeste, she was the daughter of Frank Henderson Aven and Sarah Pierson Aven.
She was retired from Hennington, Inc. and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Celeste.
She is survived by her husband, Orvil L. "Jack" Ruff of Leonard, and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation is today from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

December 9, 2000

Services planned

Robert Lee Cook, 85, of Dallas, graveside service 3 p.m. today at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Farmersville. Visitation 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home of Farmersville.

Jerry Cornelius, 68, of Dallas, graveside service 11 a.m. today at Memoryland Memorial Park, Greenville. Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Directors in charge.

Johnny Cox
FARMERSVILLE - Johnny Ray Cox, 84, of Farmersville died Friday. A graveside service is set for 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Thompson Cemetery in Copeville. Rev. Bart Barber and Rev. Russell Moore will officiate at the service.
Born Aug. 15, 1916 in Nevada, he was the son of Joseph Arthur and May Philpott Cox. He married Estelle Laverne Oliver on June 9, 1934 in Copeville.
Mr. Cox served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a minister and was a member of First Baptist Church in Farmersville.
Surviving are his wife of Farmersville; a daughter, Connie Adams of Farmersville; two sons, Jerry Cox of Princeton and Donald Cox of Clarksville; brother Edgar Cox of Garland; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home of Farmersville.<B>

December 8, 2000

Services planned

Albert "Al" Meadows, 89, of West Tawakoni, 11 a.m. today in Quinlan LyBrand Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Billie Louise Terrell, 81, of Duncanville, 2:30 p.m. today at Quinlan LyBrand Funeral Home in Quinlan. Burial in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Lois H. Thompson, 85, of Haltom City, 9:30 a.m. today at Mount Olivet Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside service at 1 p.m. at Forest Park Cemetery in Greenville.

Robert Cook
FARMERSVILLE - Robert Lee Cook, 85, of Dallas died Wednesday. There is a graveside service at 3 p.m. Saturday at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Farmersville.
The son of Jesse Cook and Hallie Yeatts Cook, he was born May 12, 1915 in Josephine. On April 24, 1933 he married Wilma Sims Cook in Sherman.
Mr. Cook was the retired owner of Alwon Plumbing. He was a member of Highland Oaks Church of Christ in Dallas.
Surviving are his wife of Dallas; two daughters, Rheby Cook of Dallas and Vickey Chapman of Farmersville; sons Perry Joe Cook and Freddy Cook, both of Greenville; a sister, Edith Wooten of Ennis; brother Jerry Don Cook of Wichita Falls; 12 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home.

Jerry Cornelius
DALLAS - Jerry Cornelius, 68, of Dallas died Monday. A graveside service is set at 11 a.m. Saturday at Memoryland Memorial Park in Greenville with pastor Kirk Jonesofficiating.
He was born April 10, 1932 in Dallas to Clyde P. and Velma B. May Cornelius.
Mr. Cornelius was a police officer with the Dallas Police Department and was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by a nephew, Michael Mooney of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and a cousin, Larry Cornelius of Quinlan.
Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.
 

Mollie Macon
LEONARD - Funeral services for Mollie Lou Macon, 92, of Leonard are at 2 p.m. today at the Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Charles Wrenn and Sam Dilbeck officiating. Burial is in the Leonard Cemetery.
Mrs. Macon died Wednesday in the Leonard Nursing Home.
She was born Nov. 28, 1908 in Chalk Mountain, daughter of Will West and Annie Hamic West. She and Weldon Macon were married on March 3, 1925 in Greenville.
Mrs. Macon was an aide at the Leonard Nursing Home and was a member of the Leonard Church of Christ.
Surviving are her husband of Leonard; a sister, Allene McClendon of Leonard and brother Tom West of Raymondville.
 

Belinda Matheny
QUINLAN - Belinda C. Matheny, 33, of Forney, died Wednesday at her residence. Funeral services are at 4:30 p.m. today at Quinlan LyBrand Funeral Home Chapel with Roger Ratliff officiating.
She was born in VanNuys, Calif. on Sep. 13, 1967, daughter of Roy and Anna Parrish.
Surviving are her father of Forney; a son, Steven Matheny of Quinlan; daughter Lora Matheny of Quinlan; a brother, Terry Parrish of Rowlett and a sister, Shannon Duncan of Quinlan.
Visitation is today until time of service.

December 7, 2000

Services planned

Hick Beene, 97, of Greenville, 2 p.m. today in Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Forest Park Cemetery.

Albert "Al" Meadows, 89, of West Tawakoni, 11 a.m. Friday in Quinlan LyBrand Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Bobbie Henry
BURLESON - Funeral services for Bobbie Henry, 50, were Wednesday afternoon in Guardian Funeral Home.
Mrs. Henry, a homemaker, died Sunday in Fort Worth.
She was born Oct. 28, 1950, to Davis and Nell McDonald.
Surviving are her husband of 16 years, Bob Henry of Burleson; a son, Jeff Wood of Chandler; daughter, Krysti Baxter of Burleson; her mother, Nell McDonald of Joshua; sisters, Donna Bost of Caddo Mills, Carolyn Kent of Grapeland and Jo Ellen McDonald of Joshua; one granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her father, of Caddo Mills.
 

Billie Terrell
QUINLAN - Services for Billie Louise Terrell, 81, of Duncanville are at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Quinlan LyBrand Funeral Home Chapel with Richard Jones officiating. Burial is in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Quinlan.
Mrs. Terrell died Tuesday in Dallas.
She was born Nov. 26, 1919, in Hunt County to John and Katie Evens Vance. She was a grocery store checker and a Baptist.
Surviving are two sons, Michael Moore and Gene Moore; one daughter, Glenda Jennings; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hoye Terrell, and one son, Harold Moore.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home.
 

Lois Thompson
FORT WORTH - Services for former Greenville resident Lois H. Thompson, 85, of Haltom City are at 9:30 a.m. Friday in Mount Olivet Funeral Home Chapel.
A graveside service is at 1 p.m. in Forest Park Cemetery in Greenville.
Mrs. Thompson died Tuesday in a Fort Worth nursing home.
A homemaker, she was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church.
Surviving are a son, Albert Thompson; grandchildren Janet Lynn Thompson, Debra S. Schoman, Johnny E. Thompson; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Delmer, and sons Michael and Delmer E. Thompson.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home at 2301 N. Sylvania Ave.

December 6, 2000

Services planned

Melvin Hicks, 61, of Greenville, 10:30 a.m. today at East Side Pentecostal Church of God. Burial in Wieland Cemetery. Lynch Alternative Funeral Service Inc. in charge.

Ben Oren Keeton Jr. of Mesquite. 11 a.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home. Burial in Forest Park Cemetery.

Floyd Smiley, 93, of Quinlan, 1 p.m. today at Quinlan Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Hooker Ridge Cemetery.

Air Force Colonel Clyde LeRoy Wade, retired, 82, of Greenville, memorial service 2 p.m. today at Kavanaugh United Methodist Church.

Opal Williams, 97, of Sulphur Springs, formerly of Commerce, graveside service 2 p.m. today at Little Elm Cemetery. Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home of Commerce in charge.

Edward "Ed" Earnest Wygal of Caddo Mills, 2 p.m. today at Full Gospel Church in Caddo Mills. Burial in I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Rentfrow Funeral Home of Caddo Mills in charge.

George Beal Jr.
George E. Beal Jr., 72, of Greenville died Sunday at St. Paul's Hospital in Dallas. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at St. Paul's Episcopal Church with Rev. Don Dinwiddie officiating. Burial is in National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Ark. at a later date.
The son of George E. Beal Sr. and Virginia Rose Dillon Beal, he was born Feb. 15, 1928 in Fort Smith, Ark. He married Joyce A. Womack on July 14, 1951 in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Mr. Beal served in the U.S. Air Force and received the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal during the Korean Conflict.
He was a graduate of the University of Arkansas with a bachelor of science in electrical engineering. Mr. Beal was a Consulting Engineer in Aircraft Systems (Registered Professional Engineer in Texas and Oklahoma). Mr. Beal was a member of the Quiet BirdMen, Antique Car Club, EAA, Horseless Carriage Club, Model T Ford Club, ARRL, Theta Tau Professional Engineering Fraternity. He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church.
Surviving are his wife; sons and daughters-in-law William and Brenda Beal of Grand Prairie and Paul and Jennifer Beal of Fort Worth and two granddaughters.
Memorials may be made to Hunt County Shared Ministries (FISH), the Memorial Fund at St. Paul's Episcopal Church or to a charity of choice.
Coker-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

Hick Beene
Hick Beene, 97, of Greenville, died Tuesday morning at his residence. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Marvin Mosley and Rev. Tommy Weems officiating. Burial is in Forest Park Cemetery.
Born Dec. 27, 1902 in Collin County, he was the son of William Emmett Beene and "Callie" Azalea Moore Beene. On Feb. 1, 1925 he married Eva Pearce in Greenville.
Mr. Beene was a farmer and a carpenter and was a member of Park Street Baptist Church.
He is survived by daughter and son-in-law Bettie and Dan Kesler of Greenville; a son-in-law, Herschel Moore of Greenville; a sister, Kate Walden of California; grandson and wife Rick and Tammy Houser; great-grandchildren Holli and Haley Houser; stepgrandchildren Brent and wife Jennie Kesler and Kellie Kesler and stepgreat-grandchildren Makenzie Kesler.
He was preceded in death by his wife on June 25, 1989; a daughter, Theda Moore on Sept. 15, 1980; four brothers and four sisters.
Pallbearers are Herschel Moore, Don Kesler, Tod Nuckols, Jerry Tanner, Jason Tanner and Horice Graham.
Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 

Albert Meadows
QUINLAN - Albert "Al" Meadows, 89, of West Tawakoni died Tuesday in Terrell. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Quinlan LyBrand Funeral Home Chapel. Burial is in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
The son of Silas and Lou Ella Reynolds Meadows, he was born Sep. 5, 1911 in Dallas.
Surviving are a son, Paul Meadows of West Tawakoni and a brother, Robert Meadows of Justin.
His wife, Beatrice Meadows, preceded him in death in 1995.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 

David Stanley
EMORY - David Stanley, 44, of Emory died Monday at the V.A. Hospital in Dallas. Funeral services are at 1 p.m. today at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Herschel Ramsey officiating. Burial is in Emory City Cemetery.
Born in Portland, Ore. on June 25, 1956, he was the son of Jimmy and Bonnie McKinnly Stanley. He married Betty Duke on Jan. 6, 1985 in Emory.
Mr. Stanley served in the U.S. Navy. He worked in maintenance for Raytheon Systems in Greenville. He was a Baptist and was a member of United Aerospace Workers at Raytheon.
Mr. Stanley was captain of the Emory Volunteer Fire Department in 1988 and was Fireman of the Year for four years.
Surviving are his wife of Emory; two sons, Joshua Stanley and Michael Stanley, both of Emory and a daughter Alicia Novak of Carrollton.
Pallbearers are Howard Emig, Ed Emig, Todd Brumit, Steve Shedd, Kerry Newsom and Mickey Cooper. Members of the VFD are honorary pallbearers.
 

Jesse Tyler
WILLS POINT - Jesse C. Tyler of Blue Haven Estates in the Lake Tawakoni area of Hunt County, died Sunday in a Terrell hospital. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel in Wills Point with Dr. Gene Lindsey officiating. Burial is in White Rose Cemetery.
The son of Jess Andrew Tyler and Winnie Sisson Tyler, he was born Aug. 26, 1927 in Goodnight. He attended Wylie and Tuscola High Schools. On May 18, 1946 he married Geraldine White in Abilene.
Mr. Tyler was a Baptist. He had been employed as a butcher at Best for Less Grocery in Dallas and had lived in the Wills Point-Lake Tawakoni area for 20 years.
Surviving are his wife of Wills Point; son Jimmy Craig of Abilene; daughter Linda Kay Donahoo of Plano; a brother, Robert D. Tyler of Abilene; sister Betty Scott of Abilene; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and two sisters.

December 5, 2000

Services planned

Houston Baker Sr., 68, of Greenville; memorial service at 10 a.m. today in Orange at Ninth and Elm Church of Christ. Burial is at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery. Claybar Funeral Home in Orange is in charge of arrangements.
 

Leonard Jim" James Jr., 62, of Farmersville, 11 a.m. today at First Baptist Church of Farmersville. Burial in I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Clara F. Motley, 68, of Emory, graveside service 11 a.m. today at Clifton Cemetery. Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home of Emory in charge.

George Beal Jr.
George E. Beal Jr., 72, of Greenville died Sunday at St. Paul's Hospital in Dallas. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church with Rev. Don Dinwiddie officiating. Burial is in National Cemetery, Fort Smith, Ark. at a later date.
The son of George E. Beal Sr. and Virginia Rose Dillon Beal, he was born Feb. 15, 1928 in Fort Smith, Ark. He married Joyce A. Womack on July 14, 1951 in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Mr. Beal served in the U.S. Navy and received the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal during the Korean Conflict.
He was a graduate of the University of Arkansas with a bachelor of science in electrical engineering. Mr. Beal was a Consulting Engineer in Aircraft Systems (Registered Professional Engineer in Texas and Oklahoma). Mr. Beal was a member of the Quiet BirdMen, Antique Car Club, EAA, Horseless Carriage Club, Model T Ford Club, ARRL, Theta Tau Professional Engineering Fraternity. He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church.
Surviving are his wife; sons and daughters-in-law William and Brenda Beal of Grand Prairie and Paul and Jennifer Beal of Fort Worth and two granddaughters.
Memorials may be made to Hunt County Shared Ministries (FISH), the Memorial Fund at St. Paul's Episcopal Church or to a charity of choice.
Coker-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Willie Bobo
QUINLAN - Willie Clyde "Bill" Bobo, 87, died Saturday at Green Acres Nursing Home in Emory. Graveside services are at 11 a.m. today at Simmons Cemetery in Cash.
He was born Aug. 27, 1913 in Cash to John and Kate Taylor Bobo. He retired from Cosden Oil Co.
Mr. Bobo is survived by a son, Billy Bobo of Sealey; a daughter, Loretta Rich of Point; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation is this morning until time of service at Quinlan LyBrand Funeral Home

Elizabeth Gray
WILSON, Okla. - Elizabeth Ann "Lizzie" Gray, 92, longtime Wilson area resident, died Sunday in Ardmore, Okla. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church with Rev. Jason Langley officiating. Burial is in Hewitt Cemetery.
Born June 26, 1908 in Spurry, Tx. she was the daughter of James Riley and Bonnie Ann Sanders Jones. She was married to Oscar Lee Gray on May 28, 1927 in Wilson.
She moved to Wilson in a covered wagon with her family when she was eight years old and attended school at New Wilson, Simon, Post Oak and Blackjack. She and her husband lived in the Bryant and Simon Communities.
Surviving are five sons, O.L. and Roger Gray of Wilson, Okla., Danny Gray of Simon, Okla., Jimmie Gray of Greenville and Richard Gray of Campbell; three daughters, Bonnie Hodges of Wilson, Okla., Jo Ann Kinney of San Angelo and Carolyn McKinnon of Gainesville; two brothers, Dave Jones of Chula Vista, Calif. and J.R. Jones of San Diego, Calif.; 54 grandchildren; 73 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren
She was preceded in death by her husband on Jan. 3, 1969; a daughter, Ima Jewell Simmons on June 24, 1995; four sisters, Dollie Evans, Maggie Easterwood, Mildred Banks and Marie Beck; two brothers, Arvel and Fred Jones; two grandchildren, Angela Morgan and Gayle Grissom and two great-grandchildren, Josh Collett and Colby Reason.
Grandsons are pallbearers and granddaughters are honorary pallbearers.
Alexander Funeral Home of Wilson, Okla. is in charge of arrangements.

Melvin Hicks
Melvin Hicks, 61, of Greenville died Sunday at his residence. Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the East Side Pentecostal Church of God with Elmo Best and Danny Davis officiating. Burial is in Wieland Cemetery.
The son of James Melton and Lenia Gladwell Hicks, he was born Nov. 21, 1939 in Beardstown, Ill. Mr. Hicks was a truck driver who had recently retired from Pacer.
Surviving are his wife, Dorothy M. Hicks of Greenville; sons Buck Hicks, James Hicks and Randy Box, all of Greenville; a daughter, Donna Patterson of Floyd; brothers Robert Hicks of Chickasha, Okla., Jack Hicks of Metropolis, Ill. and Raymond Lambert of Monmouth, Ill.; sister Linda Lambert Warren of Stanwood, Iowa and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Junior Leon Hicks and David Hicks and one sister, Jannett Kerry.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Lynch Alternative Funeral Service, Inc.


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