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December 5, 2000

Ben Keeton Jr.
Ben Oren Keeton Jr. of Mesquite died Sunday at his residence. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Baldridge and Lynn Blair officiating. Burial is in Forest Park Cemetery.
The son of Ben Oren Keeton Sr. and Marie Scott, he was born July 7, 1924 in Fort Worth. On Feb. 10, 1966 he married Marie Erwin in Dallas.
Mr. Keeton was a veteran and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He retired from the military. He was a Baptist and a member of the Masonic Lodge and Hella Temple Shrine.
Surviving are his wife of Mesquite; son Scott Keeton of Illinois; stepson Billy Dale Foster of Beaumont; a daughter, Debra Keeton of Denver, Colo.; stepdaughters Gloria Mitchell of Greenville and Patricia Keeton and Sharon Gibbons of San Diego, Calif. and a sister, Lauretta Tindle of Fort Worth.
His parents preceded him in death.
Pallbearers are Kenneth Peters, Joey Peters, J.D. Peters, Brian Keeton, Jack Keeton and Roger McNiel.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 

John Magenheimer
John H. Magenheimer, 79, of Greenville died Saturday at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. There will be a private graveside service at the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Born Jan. 26, 1921 in Long Island, N.Y., he was the son of Henry Magenheimer and Marie Theile Magenheimer. On Sep. 17, 1945 he married Alice Dickerson in Alabama.
Mr. Magenheimer served in medical care in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was an administrator for Aero Nautical. He had lived in Greenville the past three years.
Mr. Magenheimer is survived by his wife of Greenville; a son, Brian Magenheimer of Greenville and a grandson, Jacob Magenheimer of Greenville.
He was preceded in death by a son, Bruce Magenheimer and a daughter, Debra Magenheimer.
Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Peters Funeral Home.
 

Floyd Smiley
QUINLAN - Floyd Smiley, 93, of Quinlan died Sunday at Crestwood Nursing Home in Wills Point. Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Quinlan Funeral Home Chapel with Randy Reagon officiating. Burial is in Hooker Ridge Cemetery.
Mr. Smiley was born in Lone Oak on May 14, 1907. He worked with sheet metal. Mr. Smiley was a member of the Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife, Hazel Smiley; a son, Benny Smiley; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation is during business hours at Quinlan LyBrand Funeral Home.
 

Clyde Wade
A memorial service for retired Air Force Col. Clyde LeRoy Wade, 82, of Greenville is at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Kavanaugh United Methodist Church.
Col. Wade died Sunday in Presbyterian Village North in Dallas.
He was born Dec. 28, 1917, in Johnson City, Tenn., to John and Grace Wade. He served as a flight instructor training fighter pilots in World War II, and he flew combat missions as a fighter pilot for the duration of the Berlin Airlift, in the Korean War and in Vietnam.
In peacetime, he was an experimental test pilot appointed to Dwight Eisenhower's team as accident investigating officer for the Air Force, and he later was chairman of the selection committee for the first team of American astronauts.
During his military career he was awarded the Legion of Merit for outstanding services as a test pilot and flight commander. He was also honored with the Distinguished Flying Cross for combat heroism, earning the Air Medal five times for single acts of heroism, the Air Force Commendation Medal and the Army Commendation Medal.
His squadrons were recognized by two Presidential Unit Citations awarded by the U.S. and the Republic of Korea for extraordinary heroism against an armed enemy.
Following retirement from the service, he continued to work as a fight test engineer for E-Systems in Greenville.
He is survived by his wife, Faye Moses Wade of Greenville, whom he married in 1942 in Arcadia, Fla.; daughters Sue Wade of Dallas and Dr. Jenny Wade of Corte Madera, Calif.; granddaughter Rachel Marks of Princeton, N.J.; a sister, Mrs. Clive Bare of Knoxville, Tenn.; brothers Walter Wade of Memphis, Tenn., and Norman Wade of Redwood City, Calif.
A memorial fund has been established in his name at Kavanaugh United Methodist Church.
 

Opal Williams
COMMERCE - Opal Williams, 97, of Sulphur Springs, formerly of Commerce, died Monday at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital in Sulphur Springs. A graveside service is scheduled at 2 p.m. today at Little Elm Cemetery with Rev. Natalie Chamberlain officiating.
She was born Oct. 16, 1903 in Frisco; the daughter of J.T. Williams Sr. and Cassandra "Cassie" White Williams.
She graduated from Frisco Public School June 3, 1921; received a bachelor of arts degree from Texas College of Industrial Arts (now Texas Women's University) in 1938; her bachelor of science degree from the University of Illinois in 1931 and a master's degree in library science from Columbia University School of Library Science in 1948.
Miss Williams worked as a librarian at Randolph College in Cisco from 1925 to 1928 and moved to East Texas State Teachers College in 1928 where she was named head librarian in 1931.
During her tenure the Department of Library Science was organized. She stepped down as head librarian in 1969 and retired in 1973. She was the first librarian at East Texas State University to be granted emeritus rank.
Miss Williams was a longtime member of First Christian Church in Commerce. She was a member of American Association of University Women; a charter member of Friends of Commerce Public Library (1954) and served as their executive vice president until 1979; she was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Beta Lambda Chapter; a member of Daughters of the American Revolution, Captain Charles Croxall Chapter of Commerce and served as regent from 1974 to 1978.
She was a life member of Texas Library Association and was active in the local, district and state levels. Miss Williams was a member of East Texas State University Dames.
She is survived by a brother, Dr. J.T. Williams of Sulphur Springs; a nephew, Tim Williams and wife Sherry of Sulphur Springs and a niece, Mickey Richey of Tyler.
A sister, Mrs. Jimmie Ramage, preceded her in death.
Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home of Commerce is in charge of arrangements.
 

Edward Wygal
CADDO MILLS - Edward "Ed" Earnest Wygal of Caddo Mills died Monday in Greenville. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Full Gospel Church in Caddo Mills with Rev. Richard Ham and Randall Bost officiating. Burial is in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
The son of Gene Campbell Wygal and Josie Jane Patterson, he was born April 13, 1918 in Able Springs. On Sep. 9, 1939 he married Kathleen Nelson in Greenville.
Mr. Wygal was an assembler for John E. Mitchell Co. He was a member of Full Gospel Church.
Mr. Wygal is survived by his wife of Caddo Mills: sons James and wife Terresa Wygal and Douglas Wygal, all of Caddo Mills; daughter Patsy Wygal of Caddo Mills; sisters Mildred Farmer of Garland, Ruenell Dillon Gandy of Fort Worth and Dee McKinzie and Winnie Mae King of Caddo Mills and granddaughter and husband Michelle and Jeff Patterson of Caddo Mills and Jason and Amanda Wygal of Caddo Mills.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Paul and a sister, Jean Katherine.
Pallbearers are Howard Burton, A.L. "Sonny" Nelson, Mike Locker, Gary Light, Phil King and Greg McKinzie.
Rentfrow Funeral Home of Caddo Mills is in charge of arrangements.
 

December 4, 2000

Services planned

Willie Bobo of Quinlan died Saturday in Hopkins County Medical Center in Sulphur Springs. Services are pending with Quinlan LyBrand Funeral Home.

Ben Oren Keeton Jr., 76, of Mesquite died Sunday at his residence. Services are pending with Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

John H. Magenheimer, died Saturday in Dallas. Services are pending with Peters Funeral Home.

Floyd Smiley of Qunlan died Sunday in Wills Point. Services are pendinf with Quinlan LyBrand Funeral Home.

U.S. Air Force Col. (ret.) Clyde L. Wade of Greenville died Saturday in a Dallas nursing home. No services are planned.

Houston Baker Sr., 68, of Greenville; memorial service at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Orange at Ninth and Elm Church of Christ. Burial is at Orange Forest Lawn Cemtery. Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, which is in charge of arrangements.

Bernice McKay, 91, of Greenville; services at 2 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel. Burial is in Forest Park Cemetery.

Velma A. Singleton, 92, of Greenville; graveside service at 10 a.m. today at Forest Park Cemetery. Coker-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kathy Morris Staten, 36, of Wills Point; services at 2 p.m. today at Lakeview Church in Wills Point. Burial is in Union Grove Cemetery in Wills Point. Allan Fuller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Desser Adair
Desser Jewel Adair, 85, of Emory died Saturday in Green Acres Nursing Home in Emory. No services are planned.
Mrs. Adair was born April 23, 1915, in Winnsboro; the daughter of Babe and Molly Whisennant. She was married to Dr. J.B. Adair in 1936 in Commerce.
Mrs. Adair was a school teacher and served as a missionairy in Nigeria and West Africa for six years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Commerce.
Surviving are a son, John Adair of Lone Oak; sister, Geraldine Powell of Teague; and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, four sisters and one brother.
Coker-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

Leonard James
FARMERSVILLE - Leonard "Jim" James Jr. , 62, of Farmersville died Friday in Farmersville. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church with Bart Barber, Jim Wicker and Doyle Henderson officiating. Burial is in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Mr. James was born Feb. 17, 1938, in Tucson, Ariz.; the son of Leonard D. and Ethel Saltsgiver James. He married Peggy Spearman on Jan. 6, 1961, in National City, Calif.
Mr. James was a retired power plant manager for the City of Garland. He was a U.S. Navy veteran with 20 years of service. He was a Baptist.
Surviving are his wife of Farmersville; daughters, Lanette James of Columbia, S.C. and Meredith James of Plano; sons, Darrell James of Plano and Damon James of Farmersville; and six grandchildrend.
Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home in Farmersville.
Memorials may be made to Helps International, 15301 Dallas Parkway, Suite 200, Addison 75001 or First Baptist Church of Farmersville, 124 South Washington, Farmersville 75442.
 

Viviana Lopez
Viviana Lopez, infant, died Saturday at Presbytertian Hospital of Greenville. Graveside services are at 12 noon today at Memoryland Memorial Park.
The infant was born Saturday in Greenville to Octavio and Olga Osornio, who survive her.
She is also survived by her grandparents, Maria Ruiz, Carmer Cruz and Pascual Lopez, all of Mexico.
She was preceded in death by grandparents, Lola Lopez, Fidencio Cruz, Viviana Osornio and Virginio Lopez.

Clara Motley
EMORY - Clara F. Motley, 68, of Emory died Saturday at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital in Sulphur Springs. Graveside services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Clifton Cemetery with Rev. Billy Smith officiating.
Mrs. Motley was born May 17, 1932, in Emory; the daughter of Thomas H. and Lydia Bishop Boydson. She was married to Billy Jim Motley on March 31, 1956 in Durant, Okla.
She was a Baptist and a homemaker.
Surviving are son, Billy Motley of Quinlan; daughters, Elizabeth Neblett of Arlington and Helene Magarity of Mississippi; brothers, Ed Boydson of Portland, Ore. and James Boydson of Gordonville; sister, Idella Buie of Oklahoma; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 1 to 3 p.m. today at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.

December 3, 2000

Services planned

John H. Magenheimer, died Saturday in Dallas. Services are pending with Peters Funeral Home.

Lewis B. "Sonny" Almon Jr., 71, of Mabank, 2 p.m. today at Eubank Funeral Home Memorial Chapel in Bonham. Masonic graveside rites at Cedar Creek Memorial Park in Van Zandt County.

Houston Baker Sr.
Houston Baker Sr., 68, of Greenville died Saturday at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Orange at Ninth and Elm Church of Christ. Burial is at Orange Forest Lawn Cemtery.
Born in Muenster on June 12, 1932, he was the son of Wesley A. Baker and Lorene Davidson Payne.
Mr. Baker had been a resident of Greenville for 20 years and was the owner of Plantasia, Inc. He was a charter member of the Greenville Daybreak Rotary Club and was past president of the club. He attended Johnson Street Church of Christ.
Mr. Baker is survived by his wife, Betty June Baker of Greenville; one son, Houston Baker Jr. of Greenville; one daughter, Pamela Wheatley of Orange; one sister Ann Loftin of Greenville, a brother, Wayne Baker of Orange, two half-brothers, Gary Baker and Ray Baker, both of Wilson, Okla.; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation is 5 to 7 pm Monday at the Claybar Funeral Home in Orange which is in charge of arrangements.

Leone Dorsett
BRUCETON, Tenn. - Leone Dorsett, 90, of Bruceton, Tenn. died Thursday at Baptist Hospital in Huntington, Tenn. Funeral servcies are at 2 p.m. today at Bruceton Funeral Home. Burial is in New Prospect Cemetery near Hollow Rock, Tenn.
Born Nov. 19,1910, she was the daughter of Harry Comley Roffey and Ella Eugenenia Goff Roffey. She married Raymond A. Dorsett Sr., who survives her.
Mrs. Dorsett was a retired school teacher. She taught in the Greenville public school system and also in El Paso. Her husband was also a teacher and a coach in Greenville in the 1940's. Mrs. Dorsett was a member of the Hollow Rock United Methodist Church.
Survivors are her husband of Bruceton, Tenn.; one daughter, Ella May Wyatt of Bruceton; one son, Ray Dorsett Jr. of El Paso; four grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.

Oler Mae Drayton
Oler Mae Drayton, 78, of Greenville died Wednesday. Funeral services are at 1 p.m. today at Carter Temple CME with Rev. Derrick Harris officiating. Burial will be in East Mount Cemetery. Cozine and Tarver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Born Oct. 28, 1922 in Point, she was the daughter of John and Sedelia Kendrick. Mrs. Drayton was a member of the Carter Temple CME Church and Herion of Jerico.
She is survived by two daughters, Jo Ann Wright and Mary Thomas, both of Greenville; two sons Lorenzo Anderson of Garland, and Johnny Anderson of Greenville; a sister Pearline Ware of Dallas; 20 grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son.
Visitation is 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Bernice McKay
Bernice McKay, 91, of Greenville died Friday at her residence. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Monday at Coker Mathews Chapel with Chaplain John Connor officiating. Burial is at Forest Park cemetery.
Born April 4, 1909 in Brashear, she was the daughter of R.W. (Hay) Mooney and Rosa Lee McNeely Mooney.
Mrs. McKay was a graduate of Brashear High School and East Texas State University with Bachelors and Masters degrees. She taught in public schools for approximately 42 years, 15 years as a principal and 27 years as a classroom teacher. She retired from the Greenville Independent School District in 1975. She was a member of Kavanaugh United Methodist Church.
On November 23, 1944 she married Leo Somers in Dallas. He preceded her in death April 12, 1955. ON July 24, 1956, she married Gill D. McKay in Sulpher Springs. He preceded her in death April 12, 1960.
Mrs. McKay is survived by several nieces and nephews including Bruce Mooney of Bayton, OKla. and Khomattee Preston of Mesquite.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, five brothers and five sisters.
Visitation is 1-6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Junior Noland
EMORY - Junior Ray Noland, 65, of Emory died Friday at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital in Sulphur Springs. There will be a graveside service at 1 p.m. today at Emory City Cemetery with Rev. Floyd Wallace officiating.
Son of Henry H. and Vivan Chastain Noland, he was born June 14, 1935 in Oklahoma. On March 28, 1953 he married Oleta Marshall in Oklahoma. Mr. Noland was a contractor. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife of Emory; a son, Virgil A. Noland of Delaware; three daughters, Ivy Spence of Greenville, Darlene Noland of Emory and Penny Hall of Delaware; one brother, Herbert Noland of Quinlan; two sisters, Lenora Harris of Quinlan and Mary Wallace of Irving; mother-in-law Mary Marshall of Emory; 10 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
A son, Jerry Noland, preceded him in death in 1990.
James Lytle will serve as honorary pallbearer.

George Wolf
DEPORT - George Galey Wolf, 65, of Deport died Friday at Christus St. Joseph Hospital. Graveside services are today at Milton Cemetery with Rev. Glynn Renfro officiating.
Born Dec. 14, 1934 in Farmersville, he was the son of Delbert Cleveland Wolf and Geneva Beatrice Crump Wolf. On August 9, 1957 he married Nell Roberts.
Mr. Wolf was a U.S. Army Veteran and retired from Welch Gas Company.
He is survived by his wife, of Deport; two daughters Cindy Filkins and Lyn Wolf, both of Deport; one son, David Wolf, of Deport;one sister Bobbie Joyce Chambliss of Quinlan; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Wood Funeral Home in Deport is in charge of arrangements.

Velma Singleton
Velma A. Singleton, 92, of Greenville died Friday at Presbyterian
Hospital. A graveside service at Forest Park will be held at 10 a.m. Monday with Rev. Bill Shaddox officiating. Coker-Mathews funeral home is charge of
arrangements.
Mrs. Singleton was born December 4, 1907 in Waco. She married Chester Sanders in Greenville. She was a homemaker and a member of the Salem Kinser United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Singleton is survived by two daughers, Margaret Chambliss of Quinlan and Jeannie Blaylock of Dallas; 15 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband and two sons, L.E. Sanders and Curtis Sanders.
Visitation is 3 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Kathy Staten
WILLS POINT - Kathy Morris Staten, 36, of Wills Point died Thursday in a Dallas hospital. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Monday at Lakeview Church in Wills Point with Rev. Paul Williams officiating. Burial is at Union Grove cemetery in Wills Point.
Born Nov. 18. 1964 in Dallas, she was the daughter of James Pruett and Vivian McGee Pruett. She married Jeff Hancock, and later married Johnny Morris.
She was a child nutritionist at the Rockwall School, and was past president of the Quinlan Parent Teachers Organization. She was a member of the Rolling Oaks Volunteer Fire Department and was associated with the Lakeview Church.
Survivors include her companion Wayne Staten; four sons, Michael Pruett, Gary Pruett, Billy Hancock, and Brett Morris, all of Wills Point; two step-children, Randy and Brandi Staten of Quinlan; her mother and step-father, Vivian and Ronald Nichols of Quinlan; one brother Roland Boyd of Denton; and one sister, Billie Morris of Quinlan.
Allan Fuller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

December 2, 2000

Services planned

Bernice McKay, 91, of Greenville died Friday afternoon at her residence. Services are pending with Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

Velma Singleton, 92, of Greenville, died Friday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Services are pending with Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

Lewis B. "Sonny" Almon Jr., 71, of Mabank, 2 p.m. Sunday at Eubank Funeral Home Memorial Chapel in Bonham. Masonic graveside rites at Cedar Creek Memorial Park in Van Zandt County.

Naoma Armstrong, 76, of Commerce, 11 a.m. today at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Wolfe City. Burial in West Chapel Cemetery, Newsome. Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home of Greenville in charge.

William "Will" Evans Jr., 18, of Caddo Mills, 2 p.m. today at Johnson Funeral Home in Pittsburg. Burial in Pittsburg Cemetery. Grundy Funeral Home of Greenville in charge.

Charlie Mayberry, 40, of Dallas, 2 p.m. today at Richland Baptist Church of Point. Grundy Funeral Home in charge.

Carmel R. Saenz, 65, of Greenville, mass 2:30 p.m. today at St. Williams Catholic Church. Burial in Memoryland Memoryland Park. Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home of Commerce in charge.

Curtis Cadle
COMMERCE - Curtis Eugene Cadle, 63, of Commerce died Thursday. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Born July 28, 1937 in Hephzibah, Ga., he was the son of Otis Lee Cadle and Dolly Arleen Newman Cadle. Mr. Cadle was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a self-employed electrician.
Surviving are his wife, Donna Mills Cadle of Commerce; sons Calvin E. Cadle and William Bennett Cadle, both of Florida and Billy Ray Cadle of Commerce; daughters Patricia Cadle-Wettingfeld and Kathleen Cadle, both of Florida and Sara Elizabeth Cadle of Commerce and seven grandchildren.
Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Junior Noland
COMMERCE - Junior Ray Noland, 65, of Emory died Friday at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital in Sulphur Springs. There will be a graveside service at 1 p.m. Sunday at Emory City Cemetery with Rev. Floyd Wallace officiating.
Son of Henry H. and Vivian Chastain Noland, he was born June 14, 1935 in Oklahoma. On March 28, 1953 he married Oleta Marshall in Oklahoma. Mr. Noland was a contractor. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife of Emory; a son, Virgil A. Noland of Delaware; three daughters, Ivy Spence of Greenville, Darlene Noland of Emory and Penny Hall of Delaware; brother Herbert Noland of Quinlan; two sisters, Lenora Harris of Quinlan and Mary Wallace of Irving; mother-in-law Mary Marshall of Emory; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
A son, Jerry Noland, preceded him in death in 1990.
James Lytle will serve as honorary pallbearer.
Visitation is from 1 to 3 p.m. today at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

December 1, 2000

Services planned

Curtis E. Cadle, 63, of Commerce died Thursday. Services are pending with Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home of Commerce.
 

Mary Joe Harkey of Dallas, formerly of Lone Oak and Greenville, 10:30 a.m. today at Lone Oak United Methodist Church. Burial in family lot at Lone Oak Cemetery.
 

Elma L. Hobbs, 93, of Emory, 11 a.m. today at Prairie Grove Baptist Church. Burial in Prairie Grove Cemetery.

Sterling Walker III, 26, of Greenville, 1 p.m. today at Mount Elem Baptist Church. Burial in St. Paul Cemetery in Neylandville.

Lewis Almon Jr.

BONHAM - Services for Lewis B. "Sonny" Almon Jr., 71, of Mabank are scheduled at 2 p.m. Sunday at Eubank Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with Rev. Don Teague and Rev. Steve Glosup officiating. Masonic graveside rites will follow at Cedar Creek Memorial Park in Van Zandt County. He died Nov. 23 in Dallas following a sudden illness.

He was born July 21, 1929 in Campbell to Maurine Hudson and Lewis B. Almon Sr. A former Dallas resident, he was a 1948 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School.

Mr. Almon was a Korean War veteran and held dual membership in the Jewel P. Lightfoot Masonic Lodge 1283 AF&AM and Cedar Creek Lake Masonic Lodge 1431 AF&AM. He was a Baptist.

Mr. Almon was employed by Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Dallas Power & Light before choosing the US Postal Service for a career. He transferred with the Postal Data Center from Dallas to Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn. in 1973 before retiring in 1979.

Surviving are his daughter Catherine D. Stringer and husband Kenneth of Mabank; a sister, Elizabeth Marshall of Garland; two granddaughters, Cynthia Bailey of Mesquite and Stephanie Stringer of Mabank; grandson Scott Stringer of Kilgore; two great-grandsons, Robert and Brandon Bailey of Mesquite and numerous other relatives.

A sister, Geraldine Lake, preceded him in death.
 

Naoma Armstrong

Naoma Armstrong, 76, of Commerce died Saturday at a Denison hospital. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Wolfe City with Rev. Wayne Aimes officiating. Burial is in West Chapel Cemetery in Newsome.

She was born Jan. 12, 1924 in Pittsburg to James and Cobella Irving. She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Wolfe City.

Surviving are three sons, Bobby Armstrong of Wolfe City, Marshall Armstrong of Plano and Joe Armstrong of Florida; a daughter, Neomi Mott of Rockport; brothers Jimmy Irving and Will James Irving, both of Pittsburg and Glenn Irving of Wichita Falls; 26 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sisters, one brother and one son.

Pallbearers are grandsons Alton Armstrong, Greg Armstrong, Bruce Armstrong, Don Armstrong, Charles Armstrong, Eugene Turner, Tyrone Turner, and William Mott.

Visitation is from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home in Greenville.

William Evans Jr.

PITTSBURG, Texas - William "Will" Evans Jr., 18, of Caddo Mills died Monday at his residence. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Johnson Funeral Home with Rev. Hargest and Rev. Charles Thomas officiating. Burial is in the Pittsburg Cemetery.

Mr. Evans was born March 17, 1982 to William Lloyd and Ora Faye Evans. He attended Caddo Mills High School.

Surviving are his mother of Caddo Mills; father of California; brothers, Wesley Evans, Randal Evans and Thomas Evans, and James Rogers of Fort Worth.

Pallbearers are Barry Mosley, Urike Bates, George Bates, Damien Porter, Kenneth Bates and Nicomi Bell. Honorary pallbearers are Julius Neal, Ricky Neal, Micheal Pondexter Jr., Donald Veasley, Robert Crowder and Bobby Crowder Jr.

Visitation is from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Grundy Funeral Home in Greenville, which is in charge of arrangements.

Ova Hamilton

LEONARD - Funeral services for Ova Deel Hamilton, 95, of Leonard, are at 11 a.m. today at the Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Elmer Miller officiating. Burial will be in Leonard Cemetery.

Mrs. Hamilton died Thursday in Bedford.

The daughter of John M. Deel and Mary Anderson Deel, she was born Sept. 29, 1905 in Leonard. On Sept. 22, 1928 she was married to Hubert Warren Hamilton in Leonard.

Mrs. Hamilton was a housewife and a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church.

Surviving are her daughter, Patsy Burgin of Colleyville; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation is from 9:30 a.m. until time of service today at the funeral home.

Charlie Mayberry

Charlie Mayberry, 40, of Dallas died Monday at Mesquite Memorial Hospital. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Richland Baptist Church of Point with Dwight Smith officiating.

Mr. Mayberry was born May 16, 1960, in Sulphur Springs; the son of Charley and Aretha Mayberry.

Surviving are his mother; brothers, Sammie Williamson, Edward Dial, Audrey Mayberry and Stevie Mayberry and sisters, Loretta Payne, Annie Cotton, Beverly Brown, Sheila Chisum and Bonita Givens.

Grundy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Carmel Saenz

COMMERCE - Carmel R. Saenz, 65, of Greenville died Thursday morning at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville of complications of Parkinson's disease. A funeral mass is at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Williams Catholic Church in Greenville. Burial is in Memoryland Memorial Park.

Born July 16, 1935 in Celeste, she was the daughter of Marcelina Rodriguez and Jesse Rodriguez. She was a graduate of Celeste High School and East Texas State Teachers College, now Texas A&M University at Commerce.

Mrs. Saenz taught school for many years in the San Isidro Independent School District before her family returned to Greenville where she was employed by Rubbermaid, Inc. for more than 16 years before having to take a medical retirement.

She was a long-standing member of St. Williams Catholic Church and a member of the Hunt County Professional Women's Club where she was chosen the Woman of the Year for 1987-88 and 1997-98. She also served on the Greenville Electric Utility Systems Board of Trustees in 1996.

Mrs. Saenz and her sister Teresa started a Parkinson's Support Group in Greenville in 1998.

Surviving are children Steven M. Saenz and wife Kimberly, John M. Saenz and wife Kristi of Greenville and Cindy A. Lucero and husband Cesar of Pflugerville; her mother; sisters Teresa and Mickie Rodriguez and brother Modesto Rodriguez, all of Greenville; brothers Joe Rodriguez of Fort Worth, Jesse Rodriguez Jr. of McKinney, sisters Mary Pacheco of San Antonio and Tommie Moon of Bedford; three grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to American Parkinson's Disease Association.

There will be a rosary at 7 p.m. today at St. Williams Catholic Church.

Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home of Commerce is in charge of arrangements.
 

November 30, 2000

Services planned

William Evans Jr., 18, of Caddo Mills died at his residence Monday. Services are pending with Grundy Funeral Home.

Mary Joe Harkey of Dallas died Tuesday at Baylor Health Care in Dallas. Services are pending with Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

Charlie Mayberry, 40, of Dallas, died Monday afternoon at Mesquite Community Hospital. Services are pending with Grundy Funeral Home.

Earl L. Boggess of Greenville, graveside service 2 p.m. Thursday at Willow Wild Cemetery at Bonham. Wise Funeral Home of Bonham in charge.

Willie I. Box, 96, of Commerce, 11 a.m. today at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home of Commerce. Burial in Rosemound Cemetery.

Emma Lee Bryant, 89, of Mineola, 11 a.m. today at Southside Church of Christ in Mineola. Burial in Mineola Cemetery. Grundy Funeral Home of Greenville in charge.

Nellie Viola Parish, 88, of Greenville, 2 p.m. today at Rentfrow Funeral Home Chapel of Caddo Mills. Burial in Triple S. Burial Park in Quinlan.

Lena Marie Slatter, 78, of Houston, formerly of Greenville, graveside service at 1 p.m. Thursday at Memoryland Memorial Park in Greenville. Coker-Mathews Funeral Home in charge.

Eunice Green

Eunice Trotter Green, 82, of Greenville, died Tuesday morning at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. There is a memorial service at 2 p.m. Thursday at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Nichols officiating.

She was born Dec. 16, 1917 in Celeste; the daughter of Guy and Sara Trotter.

Mrs. Trotter retired from the photo finishing business after 28 years and moved to Greenville. She was a volunteer for Women In Need. She was a Methodist.

Surviving are daughter and son-in-law Marie and Tim Lindsey of Greenville; a brother, Charles Trotter of Greenville; sister Mildred Williams of College Station and one grandson, T.J. Lindsey of Los Angeles, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers and eight sisters.

Memorials may be made to Women In Need, P.O. Box 349, Greenville, 75403 or to Wesley United Methodist Church of Greenville.

Mildred Swafford

Mildred Fay Swafford, 83, of Garland died Sunday at her residence. Funeral services are at the First Church of the Nazarene, Greenville, at 10 a.m. Thursday with Rev. Darrell Keith officiating. A graveside service is at 2 p.m. at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Irving.

Born Oct. 30, 1917 in Hunt County, she was the daughter of William T. O'Hara and Elizabeth Ramsey. On Oct. 24, 1953 she married Marvin Swafford Jr. in Dallas.

Mrs. Swafford was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene.

Surviving are a son, Dan Ford of San Antonio; a daughter, Shelia Reid of Garland; brother Herman O'Hara of Fort Worth; sisters Inez McKay of Greenville, Margaret Jones of Mesquite, Frances Gillespie of Vandalia, Ohio; Barbara Rockwell of Poolville and Martha Darnell of Roanoke; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband on Feb. 10, 1995; two daughters, Patsy Ford and Linda Ford and three sisters.

Visitation is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.


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