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January 11, 2001
 
Services planned
 

Elvira Spencer of Ladonia, 2 p.m. today at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Ladonia. Burial in Mount Zion Cemetery. Grundy Funeral Home of Greenville in charge.
 
 

Lennie Moffitt
QUINLAN " Lennie Ester "Grannie" Moffitt of Terrell died Wednesday in Quinlan. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Friday at Quinlan LyBrand Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Luedith Bates and Rev. Lenard Allgood officiating. Burial is in West Memorial Cemetery.
Born March 5, 1911 in Quinlan, she was the daughter of John and Buna Swindell Ellis. 
Mrs. Moffitt was a seamstress. She was a member of the Assembly of God.
Surviving are two sons, Homer Moffitt and Joe Moffitt; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three sisters and five brothers.
Pallbearers are Darren Evans, Daniel Brock, David Sampson, J.H. "Sam" Robinson, Donnie Brock and Rusty Newkirk.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 

January 10, 2001
 
Services planned
 

Cindy Cross, 48, of Cumby, 2 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church of Cumby. Burial in Cumby Cemetery. Cumby Funeral Home in charge.
 

Tommy Lee Hinsley, 67, of Quinlan, 11 a.m. today at First United Methodist Church in Quinlan. Burial in Lakeside Memorial Park. Quinlan LyBrand Funeral Home in charge.

Opal M. Terry, 100, of Grand Prairie, formerly of Hunt County, 2 p.m. today at Peters Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Forest Park Cemetery.

Billy Morris Wright, 59, of Emory, formerly of Leonard, 10 a.m. today at First Baptist Church in Leonard. Burial in Pilot Point Cemetery. Taylor Funeral Home of Leonard in charge.
 

Frederick Buxton
LEONARD " Frederick William Buxton, 71, of Leonard died Jan. 1 at the Wilson N. Jones Hospital in Sherman. No services are planned. Mr. Buxton was cremated.
He was a retired tile setter.
Surviving are his wife, Kay Woods of Leonard and three daughters, Anita Davis and Diana Buxton of Albuquerque, N.M. and Sharon Wilson of Santa Fe, N.M.
Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
 

Joe Nelson
COMMERCE - Joe Nelson, 56, of Wolfe City died Saturday at University of Texas Health Center of Tyler. Services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Jones-Walker Funeal Home Chapel with Arthur Teel officiating. Burial was in Sonora Cemetery in Fairlie.
He was born Nov. 9, 1944 in Sulphur Springs to Lena Redman Nelson and Alvie Nelson. He married Joyce Simpson on Jan. 2, 1963 in Brawley, Calif. Mr. Nelson was a truck driver.
Surviving are his wife of 38 years of Wolfe City; his mother, Lena Hamric of Campbell; three daughters, Amanda Cook of Longview, Rhonda Hobbs of Commerce and Wanda Wright of Wolfe City; a son, Jody D. Nelson of Campbell and four sisters, Della Elmore, Martha Busby and Margie Quisenberry, all of Campbell and Lucille Petry of Cumby.
He was preceded in death by his father and four brothers, Jessie, Billie, Johnnie and Gene Nelson.
 

Elvira Spencer
Elvira Spencer of Ladonia died Saturday at her home. Funeral services are at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Mount Zion Baptist Church with pastor Roy Yates and Rev. Cedric Barksdale officiating. Burial is in Mount Zion Cemetery. 
The daughter of Martin and Vallie Pruitt Gray, she was born July 8, 1928, in Ladonia. She was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church.
Surviving are three sons, Dwight Spencer, Jeffery Spencer and Jake Spencer, all of Ladonia; a daughter, Charlotte Spencer-Scott of Ladonia; five sisters, Vallie Cherry of Wolfe City, Marcallee Sims of Sherman, Dorothy Gray of Dallas, Christine Askew of Sulphur Springs and Reva Hollins of Dallas; a brother, Clemon Gray of Houston and seven grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and five brothers.
Pallbearers are Willie Judkins, Billy O. Crosby, Perry Judkins, Johnny Crosby, Wayne Scott and Guy Pruitt. 
Grundy Funeral Home of Greenville is in charge of arrangements.
 

January 9, 2001
 
Services planned
 

Joe T. Nelson, 56, of Wolfe City died Sunday in Tyler. Services are pending with Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home in Commerce.
 

Elvira Spencer of Ladonia died Saturday at her home. Services are pending with Grundy Funeral Home.
 

Cindy Cross, 48, of Cumby, 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church of Cumby. Burial in Cumby Cemetery. Cumby Funeral Home in charge.
 

Annie May Schrimsher, 86, of Emory; services at 11 a.m. today at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel in Emory with burial in Smyrna Cemetery.
 

Tommy Hinsley
QUINLAN - Tommy Lee Hinsley, 67, of Quinlan died Sunday in Dallas. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Larry Tinsley officiating. Burial is in Lakeside Memorial Park.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. Lois Hinsley, he was born Oct. 8, 1933 in Prosper. Mr. Hinsley served in the U.S. Army. He worked in sporting goods.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Hinsley of Quinlan; two sons, Mike Hinsley and Robert Hinsley; a daughter, Lisa McKenna; sister Nita Mundia; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation is today during business hours at Quinlan LyBrand Funeral Home.
 
 

Otha Langford
Otha F. Langford, 94, of Greenville died Sunday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Graveside services are at 11 a.m. today at Forest Park Cemetery with James Erwin officiating.
Born in Gooseneck Community on Jan. 6, 1907, he was the son of William Joseph Langford and Bertha Gamble Langford. He married Beatrice M. Welbourn on Dec. 7, 1933 in Lake Village, Ark.
Mr. Langford was a retired farmer and was a hospital custodian.
Surviving are two sons, Don Langford of Quinlan and G.W. Langford of Ben Franklin; two daughters, Theresa Haney of Greenville and Pat Tasa of Lake Jackson; grandchildren Joey Evans of Greenville, Johnnie Langford of Longview, Todd Langford of Garland, Darrin Langford of Quinlan, Toni Hix of Van Alstyne, Kerry Don Langford of Garland, Laura Tasa of Houston and Heather Tasa of Bryan; four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nov. 27, 1999; one daughter; four brothers and one sister.
Sons and grandsons are pallbearers.
Coker-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
 

Joe Nelson
COMMERCE - Joe Nelson, 56, of Wolfe City died Saturday at University of Texas Health Center of Tyler. Graveside services are at 2 p.m. today at Sonora Cemetery in Fairlie with Arthur Teel officiating.
He was born Nov. 9, 1944 in Sulphur Springs to Lena Redman and Alvie Nelson. He married Joyce Simpson on Jan. 2, 1963 in California. Mr. Nelson was a truck driver.
Surviving are his wife of Wolfe City; his mother, Lena Hamric of Campbell; three daughters, Amanda Cook of Longview, Rhonda Hobbs of Commerce and Wanda Wright of Wolfe City; a son, Jody D. Nelson of Campbell and three sisters, Della Elmore and Martha Quisenberry of Campbell and Lucille Petry of Cumby.
His father preceded him in death.
Visitation is today from noon until time of service at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home.
 
 

Roy Samples
JACKSONVILLE - Services for Roy T. Samples, 88, of Jacksonville, were Saturday at Renfro Memorial Chapel of Boren-Conner Funeral Home with Rev. Ken McEachern officiating. Burial was in Bullard City Cemetery.
Mr. Samples died Jan. 4 in Jacksonville.
He was born May 24, 1912 in Wolfe City and lived most of his life in the Jacksonville area.
Mr. Samples retired from Southwestern Electric Service Co. with 15 years' service and was a member of Beall's Chapel Baptist Church. He was an ordained minister and preached for several years.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Alice Samples of Jacksonville; a son, Charles Samples of Jacksonville, daughter Naomi Redford of Jacksonville; a brother, Luther Samples of Greenville; two sisters, Edith Stailey and Mary Lou Fulfer, both of Greenville; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Billy Lee Lovelady, Jim Buckley, Keith Hunter, Mickey Burns, Dan Gattis and Chris "Kitt" Barton. Honorary pallbearers were Donald Thurman and Anthony Johnson.
 
 

Opal Terry
Opal M. Terry, 100, of Grand Prairie died Monday at Arlington Memorial Hospital. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mark Vowell. Burial is in Forest Park Cemetery.
The daughter of James A. and Julia Yancy, she was born Jan. 6, 1901 in Campbell. On Dec. 16, 1928 she was married to Carl C. Terry in Commerce. Mrs. Terry was a homemaker and a member of Westview United Methodist Church.
She is survived by daughter and son-in-law Mickey and Bill Shelton of Grand Prairie; grandchildren Debbie Shelton of Arlington, Mike and, wife, Inga Shelton of Fort Worth, Dena Shelton and Deidre Shelton of Dallas, Deneen and, husband, Mark St. Clair of Arlington and Chris and, wife, Windy Shelton of Grand Prairie and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, a son, three brothers and one sister.
Grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation is from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 
 

Thelma Vance
COMMERCE - Thelma Joe Cox Vance, 83, of Garland died Monday. A graveside service is scheduled at 2 p.m. today at Rosemound Cemetery with Rev. Bill Booher officiating.
Born Dec. 12, 1917 in Commerce, she was the daughter of Clarence L. Prigmore and Lydia Rainey Prigmore. She was a former resident of Commerce and graduated from Clifton High School in Clifton.
Mrs. Vance was a sales clerk for K-Mart, retiring in 1983. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Murphy.
Mrs. Vance is survived by a son, David Cox of Trenton; a brother, Carroll Lee Prigmore of Garland; three granddaughters and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, William W. Prigmore.
Pemberton Funeral Home of Commerce is in charge of arrangements.
 
 

Billy Wright
LEONARD - Funeral services for Billy Morris Wright, 59, of Emory, formerly of Leonard, are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Leonard with Rev. Riley Hamilton and Rev. Jason Roelen officiating. Burial is in Pilot Point Cemetery.
Mr. Wright died Monday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville.
He was born Oct. 30, 1941, son of William Morris Wright Sr. and Naomi Grant Wright. He married Karen Knight in June 1994 in Las Vegas, Nev. Mr. Wright was a retired insurance salesman.
He is survived by his wife of Emory; sons Kevin Wright of Celina and Kelly Wright of Frisco; a stepdaughter, Donna Robbins of Emory; two grandchildren and three stepgrandchildren.
Pallbearers are Perry Morris, Arvis Buchanan, Gary Felmet, David Kent, Johnny Neal and David Williams.
Memorials may be made to Believers Baptist Church Building Fund in Emory.
Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home of Leonard.
 

January 8, 2001
 
Services planned
 

Joe T. Nelson, 56, of Wolfe City died Sunday in Tyler. Services are pending with Jones=Walker & Son Funeral Home in Commerce.
 

Elvira Spencer of Ladonia died Saturday at her home. Services are pending with Grundy Funeral Home.
 

Norma Lee Mauldin of Yukon, Okla., formerly of Greenville; services at 10 a.m. today at the Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in El Reno, Okla.. Burial is in the Yukon Cemetery.
 

Annie May Schrimsher, 86, of Emory; services at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel in Emory with burial in Smyrna Cemetery. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
 

Mary Lou Bray
MERIT - Mary Lou Bray, 69, of Merit died Saturday at her residence. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at Merit Baptist Church with Rev. Jeff Fisher officiating. Burila is in Merit Cemetery.
Mrs. Bray was born March 19, 1931, in Grandview; the daughter of Roy A. and Mary Lindsay Stanley. She was married to Robert Bray on Oct. 7, 1947.
She was a member of Blessed Home Baptist Church and helped raised several nieces and nephews.
Surviving are her husband of Merit; sons, Roy Bray of Grays Prairie and Michael Bray of Merit; daughter, Sheila Jones of Dallas; brothers, Roy Stanley Jr. of Mansfield and Jackie Stanley of Desoto; sisters, Juanita Wylie of Cleburne and Mickie Leis of Kennedale; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Bill Stanley and James Stanley; and son, Morey Bray.
Pallbearers are Mark Followwell, Monty Followwell, Randy Stanley, Kevin Bray, Steven Stanley and Chance Boulton.
 
 

Cindy Cross
CUMBY - Cindy Cross, 48, of Cumby died Saturday at Presbyterian Hospital of Commerce. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church of Cumby with Rev. Betty Lou Payne and Rev. Lealon Williams officiating. Burial is in Cumby Cemetery.
Mrs. Cross was born Jan. 31, 1952, in Texas City; the daughter of Edwin and Gladys Sula Sebesta. She was married to Michael Alan Cross on Aug. 11, 1973, in Texas City.
A 1975 graduate of Texas A&M University, Mrs. Cross was a health inspector and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Cumby.
Surviving are her husband of Cumby; daughter, Kelly Cross of Cumby; son, Michael Cross of Cumby; and brother, Kenneth Sebesta of Rhode Island.
She was preceded in death by her father in 1988, her mother in 2000 and a brother.
Cumby Funeral Home is inc charge of arrangements.
 

January 7, 2001
 
Services planned
 

LADONIA - Elvira Spencer of Ladonia died Saturday at her home. Services are pending with Grundy Funeral Home.
 
 

Earnest Baxter
LADONIA - Earnest Clay Baxter of Ladonia died Friday in a Dallas hospital. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church in Ladonia with Sam Bush officiating. Burial will be in Ladonia Cemetery.
Born Sept. 25, 1928 in Hollis, Okla., he was the son of James B. and Eula Baxter. He married Ella Walton in 1947. Mr. Baxter had lived in Ladonia for the last 19 years and was a construction worker.
Survivors include his wife of Ladonia; two sons, Don Baxter of Arlington and James Baxter of Carrollton; two daughters, Brenda Ulman of Irving and Debby Anthony of Little Elm; brothers Billy Ray Baxter of Kerrville and James Baxter of Graham; sisters Marie Lewis of Post and Faye Binew of Clarksville; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
 
 

Norma Mauldin
YUKON, Okla. - Funeral services for Norma Lee Mauldin of Yukon, Okla., formerly of Greenville, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in El Reno, Okla. with Rev. Richard Hamilton officiating. Burial will be in the Yukon Cemetery.
She died Thursday at the Grace Living Center.
She was born May 5, 1911 in Konawa, Okla. Mrs. Mauldin was a homemaker and a member of Mayridge Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, Okla. She was a longtime resident of Greenville and had resided in Yukon for the last 13 years.
Survivors include her husband, Roy F. Mauldin of Yukon, Okla.; two sons, Maynard McNeely of California and James Mauldin of Okarche, Okla.; daughter Richadene Christian of Fort Worth; 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
 
 

Mary Orr
Mary Quattlebaum Orr, 77, of Greenville died Thursday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Bishop Alonzo Shelley officiating. Burial will be in McWright Cemetery.
Daughter of Clifton C. and Eulalia Kate Quattlebaum, she was born Feb. 2, 1923 in Greenville. In September 1957 she and William H. Orr were married in Houston. Mrs. Orr was a homemaker and a Baptist.
Surviving are four sisters, Alma Walker and Nancy Quattlebaum of Greenville, Sarah Eslinger of Harrison, Ark. and Kathleen Shelley of Holly Lakes Ranch.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and one brother.
Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
 
 

Annie Schrimsher
EMORY - Annie May Schrimsher, 86, of Emory died Saturday at Green Acres Nursing Home in Emory. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Diller officiating. Burial is in Smyrna Cemetery. Pallbearers are Floyd Greene, Ernest Cain, Earl Hill, Ivan Alexander Jr., L.M. Braziel and Bob Sisk.
Born May 7, 1914 in Rains County, she was the daughter of John Schrimsher and Eugenia Kennemer Schrimsher.
She was a school teacher for 44 years in the Emory and Greenville school districts, and a member of the Emory United Methodist Church.
Miss Schrimsher is survived by two sisters, Alean Meyer of Emory, and Dollie Baker of Colorado Springs, Colorado; and one brother, Bobby Schrimsher of Emory.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Lettie Jo Schrimsher; and a brother, John Schrimsher.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
 

January 5, 2001
 
Services planned
 

Rev. James R. Barnett, 70 of Ladonia, 11 a.m. today at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Ladonia. Burial in Hickory Grove Cemetery in Ladonia. Mullican Little Funeral Home of Bells in charge.
 

Mamie Helen Brown, 67, of Greenville, 11 a.m. today at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Ladonia. Burial in Hickory Grove Cemetery in Ladonia. Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home of Greenville in charge.

Raymond Jones, 32, of Quinlan, 1 p.m. today Quinlan LyBrand Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Lakeside Memorial Park.

Debbie L. King Price, 52, of Kilgore, 11 a.m. today at Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home. Burial in Mount Enterprise Cemetery in Kilgore.

James Richard Riddle Sr., 61, 10 a.m. today at Epiphany Episcopal Church in Commerce. Burial at 3 p.m. in Kerens Cemetery in Kerens. Pemberton Funeral Home of Commerce in charge.

Lorene Wallace, 95, of Caddo Mills, 10 a.m. today at Rentfrow Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Dougherty Cemetery.

Mrs. Willie Mae Whitlock, 84, of Leonard, 10 a.m. Saturday at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel of Leonard. Burial in Ridge Park Cemetery in Hillsboro.
 

Edith Barker
WOLFE CITY - Edith McCright Barker, died Thursday at Presbyterian Hospital of Commerce following a long illness. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kevin Mitchell officiating. Burial is in Mount Carmel Cemetery.
Born May 3, 1914 in Celeste, Mrs. Barker was the daughter of George Washington and Mary Emaline Thomas McCright. She was married to Ted Barker on June 18, 1930 in Ardmore, Okla. She was a homemaker.
Surviving are her husband of Wolfe City; two daughters, Mary Fowler of Bakersfield, Calif. and Helen Raper of Lodi, Calif.; two sisters, Mildred Bounds of Fallon, Nev. and Edna McDaniel of Sherman; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Five brothers preceded her in death.
Pallbearers are Vernon Shive, C.D. Giddiens, Kenneth Woodruff, Colin Owens, Jim Fowler and Ed Fowler. Bethel Henslee and Wayne McWhirter are honorary pallbearers.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 
 

Nelda Bryant
Nelda Norwood Bryant, 78, of Campbell, died Wednesday night at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. A memorial service is scheduled at 2 p.m. Saturday at Johnson Street Church of Christ with Rick Henslee officiating.
She was born Jan. 10, 1923 in San Marcos to Stout Ventress Norwood and Ruth Burtis. On June 23, 1946 she was married to Bill Bryant in Austin.
A retired elementary school teacher, Mrs. Bryant taught in Quinlan, Aransas Pass and Austin schools from 1971 to 1985. She was a member of Johnson Street Church of Christ.
Mrs. Bryant was an auxiliary member of 36th Infantry Division at Camp Mabry in Austin and a member of Retired Teachers Association.
Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law Dawn and Harry Gramley of Campbell and Cynthia and Bill Gramley of Dallas; two sisters, Rachel Rosier of Bryan and Jean Wykes of Austin; granddaughter and grandson-in-law April and Michael Sebesta of Campbell and a great-grandson, Jacob Sebesta of Campbell.
She was preceded in death by her former husband, Bill Bryant; a son, Clayton R. Bryant; her parents and a brother, Jerry Norwood.
Memorials may be made to Texas Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 300630, MC4-4483, Houston 77230 (a fund for children with congenital heart defects).
Coker-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
 

Eldon Earle
Eldon "Rusty" Earle, 80, of Campbell died Wednesday at Honey Grove Nursing Home. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Benny Chaffin officiating. Burial is in Sullivan Cemetery.
The son of Bayles and Jessie Earle, he was born Sept. 21, 1920 in Hunt County.
Mr. Earle in the U.S. Army during World War II. She was a lifetime farmer. He was a member of Plainview Baptist Church.
Four nephews and seven nieces survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, two sisters and two nephews.
Pallbearers are M.B. Chaffin, W.B. Barnett, Gary Wallace, Roy Lemon, Barry Earle, Shawn Earle.
Visitation is from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
 
 

Julia Hoffman
COMMERCE - Julia Helen Kalinowski Hoffman, 55, died Wednesday at her residence. Graveside services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at Sonora Cemetery in Fairlie with Rev. Ben Smith officiating.
The daughter of John Kalinowski and Ellen Marie Harris Kalinowski, she was born Dec. 5, 1945 in Houston. She and Joel Hoffman married on March 24, 1965 in Fort Worth.
Mrs. Hoffman moved to Commerce from Missouri in 1981. She was a veteran of the United States Army and served as sergeant during the Vietnam era. She was a member of the England Grove Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband of Commerce; daughter and son-in-law Anna and John Cowfer of Commerce; daughters Joella Hoffman, Rose Hoffman, Sarah Jane Hoffman and Julia Ann Hoffman, all of Commerce; son and daughter-in-law Michael and Lisa Hoffman of Emory; a son, Bruce James Hoffman of Commerce; sisters Virginia Sims of Austin, Elizabeth O'Neal of Garland, Gloria Lawley of Arlington and Kelly Elizalde of Dayton, Ohio; a brother, James Kalinowski of Houston; sister-in-law Rebecca of Wolfe City; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her stepfather, Lloyd Long.
Honorary pallbearers are Scott Baldwin, Kenneth Dayberry, Melia Garner, Bart Deaton and Ray Deaton.
Memorials will be accepted in her memory by her family.
Visitation is from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at Pemberton Funeral Home.
 
 

Emma Jo McKinzie
Emma Jo McKinzie, 60, of Greenville died Dec. 30 at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Mount Elem Baptist Church with Rev. Ronald G. Davis officiating. Burial is in Grundy Memorial Park.
She was born Feb. 4, 1940 in Greenville to Jessie and Lessie Davis. She was a member of Mount Elem Baptist Church.
Surviving are three sons, David Hawkins, Richard Phelps and Fred Phelps, all of Greenville; five daughters, Joyce Phelps, Sandra Stephenson, Cora Clark and Deloris McKinzie, all of Greenville and Jolene Grisby of Rowlett; five brothers, John Davis, Earlie Davis, Billy Ray Davis, Bobby Lee Davis and Ronald Davis, all of Greenville; seven sisters, Velma Smith, Brenda Hunter, Gloria Davis, all of Greenville, Dorthy Carson of Dallas, Linda Caldwell of Garland, Mary Thomas of Lubbock and Glenda Jackson of Emory; 40 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two daughters, three brothers and two sisters.
Visitation is from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home.
 
 

Cornelia Parson
Cornelia Parson, 96, of Greenville died December 29 at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at Price Temple COGIC with Rev. R.C. Wren officiating. Burial is in Grundy Memorial Park.
Mrs. Parson was born Nov. 29, 1904, in Marland; the daughter of Andrew and Mary Neal. She was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church.
Surviving are sons, Eddie Davis of Greenville and Frank Parson of Garland; daughters, Berdie Jones and Bertha Wilson, both of Greenville; sister, Rosetta Brown of Dallas; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two husbands, four sons and four daughters.
Pallbearers are friends of the family.
Visitation is from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.
 
 

January 2, 2001
 
Services planned
 

Maria Del Carmen Ornelas Garcia of Greenville died Sunday in a vehicle accident. Services are pending with Bartley's Funeral Home in Lone Oak.
 
 

Dock Edward Norfleet, 82, of Balch Springs, formerly of Greenville, graveside services are at 1 p.m. today at Bethel Cemetery.
 
 

Bobbie J. Hancock
EMORY - Bobbie J. Hancock, 70, of Emory, died Sunday at her home. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Wilson-Orwaski Funeral Home with burial in Smyrna Cemetery. Rev. Kenneth Ishmael will officiate.
Mrs. Hancock was born in Lamar County on Sept. 26, 1930, to Luther Gray and Julia Samuels. She married Ralph Hancock in 1956, in Dallas. She was a Baptist.
Surviving are daughters Jayne Nutt of Emory, Judy Adcock of Norfork, Ark., and Jeanie Bartlett of Duncanville; a sister, Hazel Lane of Dallas; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Henry, Michael Clevinger, Robert Clevinger, Shawn Alimbi, Bill Nutt and David Nutt.
 
 

Charles H. Hargett
WOLFE CITY - Charles H. Hargett, 58, of Wolfe City, died Friday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Tidwell Cemetery with Rev. Kevin Hargett officiating.
Mr. Hargett was born on March 6, 1942, in Linden to Henry H. Hargett and Leona Stiguallde. He married Shirley Williams on Sept. 10, 1963, in Naples. He was an auto mechanic and a Baptist.
Surviving are his wife; a son, charles Ray Hargett of Wolfe City; daughters Shirlene Williams and Jennifer Vanzura of Greenville; a brother, Frank Hargett of Wills Point; a sister, Georgia Patterson of Arlington and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers.
Pallbearers will be Ray Holt, James Vanzura, Randy Williams, Charles Hargett, David Patterson and Dennis Patterson.
Visitation will be today from 6-8 p.m. at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.
 
 

Margaret Lou Hayes
Margaret Lou Hayes of Greenville died Sunday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Memoryland Memorial Park with Rev. Bill Shaddox officiating.
Mrs. Hayes was born in Fannin County on Oct. 20, 1923, the daughter of Earl "Chub" and Esther Leslie Smith. She married William E. Hayes on April 15, 1944, in Dallas. She was a retired snack bar cashier for Greenville Junior High School. Mrs. Hayes was a Methodist.
Surviving are sons David Hayes of Little Rock, Ark., Jack Hayes of Campbell and James Hayes of Greenville; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1987, a son, Billy Hayes, and an infant sister.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.
 
 

Dianne Jennings
Dianne Jennings, 51, of Greenville, died Saturday at her home. Memorial services will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Coker-Mathews Chapel with Rev. Jackie Harmon officiating.
Mrs. Jennings was born in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Nov. 4, 1949, to Billy and Jane Brockman Bryant. A graduate of East Texas State University, she was a cost accountant for Fiberite and was past president of the American Association of University Women. Mrs. Jennings was a Methodist.
Surviving are sons Jason Jennings of Plano and Jeff Jennings of Texarkana; her parents of Greenville; her twin brother, Donald Bryant and wife Karla of Grand Rapids; a granddaughter, Elyssa Jennings of Greenville and a niece, Heather Bryant of Grand Rapids.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
 
 

Arnold R. Kennimer
EMORY - Arnold r. Kennimer, 53, of Emory, died Sunday in a Tyler hospital. Services will be at 2:30 A.M. Wednesday at Wilson-Orwasky Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Smith and Rev. David Hendricks officiating. Burial will be in Yantis Cemetery.
Mr. Kennimer was born in Alba on March 30, 1947, to Arlis and Ruth Kirkpatrick Kennimer. He married Linda Hullett on July 7, 1975, in Durant, Okla. He was a retired employee of Rains County and a veteran of the United States Army. He was a Baptist.
Survivng are his wife; his mother, Ruth Whithead of Emory; sons Gabe Kennimer of Emory and Rick Kennimer of Mesquite; a daughter, Kim Gonzales of Emory; a brother, Claudie Kennimer of Emory; a sister, Linda Starns of Emory; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father in 1979.
Pallbearers will be E.O. Gaston, Michael Adams, Darrin Gowin, Ronnie Meurer, Chris Fletcher and Dennis Flemming. Honorary pallbearers are William Potts, Harl Dean Hass and Chris Hathcox.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today atthe funeral home.
 

Daniel McKenzie
Daniel McKenzie, 62, of Greenville, died Sunday at his home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Coker-Mathews Chapel with Rev. Jeff Wooten officiating. Burial will be in Caddo Mills I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
He was born in Wolfe City on Oct. 29, 1938, to William and Viola McClendon McKenzie. He married Jean Reynolds on Feb. 23, 1957, in Greenville. He was a Fitting Valve Control (FVC) All Gas machinist. Mr. McKenzie was a Baptist.
Surviving are his wife; sons Danny Ray McKenzie of Rowlett and Robert Joe McKenzie of Garland; a daughter, Vicki Renee McKenzie of Caddo Mills; brothers Bobby Joe McKenzie of Dallas; Charles McKenzie of Greenville and Don Ray McKenzie of Caddo Mills; a sister, Gennie Lee Colbert of Greenville; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by two brothers.
Pallbearers will be Eric Lee Reed, Brock Ian Watkins, James Thomas Basden, Adolfo Costaneda, Jimmy Lee and Tim Mackey.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
 

Elgin W. Peck
Elgin W. Peck, 75, of Greenville, died Saturday in Dallas. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery with Rev. Don Strudwick and Orlanda Cruz officiating.
Mr. Peck was born Aut. 22, 1925, in Edna to Albert and Elizabeth Peck. He married Irene Peck on Aug. 22, 1963, in Kerrville. He was a veteran of the Korean conflict and an aeronautical mechanic for E-Systems where he retired in 1986. Mr. Peck was a member of the American Legion and Disabled American Veterans of Greenville and the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Kerrville.
Surviving are his wife of Greenville; two daughters, Kimberly Madrid of Dallas and Patricia M. Hughey of North Carolina; sons Mark Peck of Midlothian, Michael Peck of Greenville ands Ed Mullins of Dallas; a sister, Evelyn Fountain of Princeton; two nieces, Susan Webb of Princeton and Cynthia Ferguson of Dallas, and nine grandchildren, Chris Hughey, Erin Fritz, Joshua and Ben Mullins, Michaela Beavers, Elisabeth, Sarah and Rachel Peck and David Madrid.
He was preceded in death by children Charles and Michele Peck, two sisters, Betty Smith and Edith Fountain, and a brother, Johnny Peck.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Peters Funeral Home which is in charge of services.
 
 

Ruby Scott Preston
PARIS - Ruby Scott Preston, 88, of Paris, died Sunday in a Paris hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home with Rev. Fred Fangio officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.
Mrs. Preston was born Sept. 1, 1912, in Pattonville to R.E. and Johnnie Anna Dupre Scott. She married John Jeff Preston on June 23, 1956, in Hugo, Okla. She was a retired licensed vocational nurse after 37 years. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Ramona Parsons of Paris, four stepchildren and six grandchildren, including Johnny Gray of Greenville. She was preceded in death by her husband on Sept. 17, 1994, a son, Bob Merritt in 1986, and three brothers, Herman, Barney and William Scott.
Visitation is today from 7-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
 
 

Gracie Ragan
CADDO MILLS - Gracie Ragan, 83, of Caddo Mils, died Sunday in Farmersville. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rentfrow Funeral Home Chapel wiht Rev. Larry Jordon officiating. Burial will be in Caddo Mills I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
She was born in Mesquite on Feb. 2, 1917, to Dan and Laura Brotcher Werner. She married Clarence Ragan on Sept. 19, 1937, in Union Valley. She was a retired telephone operator and a Baptist.
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Leon and Alice Ragan of Caddo Mills; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers and three sisters.
Pallbearers will be Merle Watson, Henry Lee Grimes, Jerry Don Wood, Joe Carroll Johnson and Jim Green.
visitation will be today from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
 
 

Emilia C. Dominguez
Emilia C. Dominguez, 93, of Greenville, died Saturday morning at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Williams Catholic Church withMsgr. John V. McCallum and Father Oscar Diez officiating. Burial will be in Memoryland Memorial Park.
Mrs. Dominguez was born in Camaguey, Cuba, on June 6, 1907, to Manuel Gregory and Emilia Camin. She was married to Manuel Dominguez on Oct. 25, 1925, in Camaguey. She was a member of St. Williams Catholic Church.
Surviving are her daughters, Marie E. Labrada of Tyler and Dr. Margot Berggren of Greenville; special friend Marie J. Lopez; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and 10 brothers and sisters.
Pallbearers will be Terry Berggren, Thor Berggren, Fernando Labrada, Chase Potter, Scott Potter and Dennis Shaeffer.
A rosary will be said today at 7 p.m. at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association Northeast Texas Chapter, 3613 S. Broadway Ave., Tyler, TX, 75701.
 
 

Thelma Mae King
Thelma Mae King, 93, of Greenville, died Sunday morning at Briarcliff Health Center. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Laurel Land Memorial Park with Rev. Melvin Pearce officiating.
Mrs. King was born in Cumby on June 26, 1907, to John and Euna Lewis Pierson. She married Odis King on May 15, 1928, in Cumby. She was a Baptist.
Survivng are a daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Jim Spradley of Greenville; a sister, Johnnie Barnes of College Station; grandchildren Les and Mary Spradley of San Antonio, Kay and Harry Childress of Celeste and LaVenda and Joel McKay of Wolfe City; and great-grandchildren, Justin Brower, Michael Brower, Lauren George, Leslie Spradley, John Spradley, Brandon, McKay and Grant McKay.
She was preceded in death by her husband on April 9, 2000, and a brother.
Visitation will be today from 6-7 p.m. at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.
 
 

Rita Ann Jacobsen
CUMBY - Rita Ann Jacobsen, 77, of Cumby died Saturday in Cumby. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Commerce with Father D. Stanley Corcoran officiating.
She was born June 20, 1923, in Rochester, N.Y., to George and Katherine Schreiner Goodberlet. She married Richard Jacobsen on Dec. 18, 1956, in Canandaigua, N.Y. She moved to Cumby from Garland in 1971. She was a graduate of Our Lady of Mercy High School in Rochester. She was a secretary to the president of the University of Dallas from 1955 to 1957. She was involved with the children's programs with the Christian Bible Study in Sulphur Springs until her death and was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
Surviving are her husband; a son, Rick Jacobsen of Rockwall; daughter-in-law, Penny Jacobsen of Rockwall; daughters, Rae Sowell of Monarch Beach, Calif. and Rhonda Jacobsen of Tustin, Calif.; son-in-law, Jessie Sowell of Monarch Beach, Calif.; brothers George Goodberlet of Churchville, N.Y., and Alphonse Goodberlet of Blue Hill, Maine and four grandchildren.
A rosery will be said at 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Pemberton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

December 31, 2000
 
Services planned
 

Dianne Jennings, 51, of Greenville died Saturday at her residence. Funeral Services are pending with Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.
 

Herschel Joseph of Quinlan died Dec. 18. Funeral services are pending with Quinlan LyBrand Funeral Home.

Elgin Peck, 75, of Greenville died Saturday in Dallas. Funeral services are pending with Peters Funeral Home.
 

Emilia C. Dominguez, 93, of Greenville died Saturday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Williams Catholic Church under the direction of Coker-Mathews Funeral Home. A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
 

Edward Earl Franklin, 73, of Copeville, 1 p.m. today at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Thompson Cemetery, Copeville.

Charles H. Hargett, 58, of Wolfe City died Friday at Presbyterian Hospital in Greenville. Graveside services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Tidwell Cemetery under the direction of Coker-Mathews Funeral Home. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Rita Ann Jacobsen,77, of Cumby, died Saturday. A Rosary Service is planned for 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Commerce. Memorial services are at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday at the same location. Pemberton Funeral Home of Cumby is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy Nell Sharpe of Plano, 11 a.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church of Plano, 1500 Jupiter Road. Burial in Restland Memorial Park. Restland Funeral Home of Dallas in charge.
 

Michael Enscy
QUINLAN - Michael Don Enscy of Quinlan died Tuesday. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Quinlan Funeral Home Chapel with Craig Toney officiating.
He was born Jan. 3, 1957 in Dallas to Donald and Myrtal Wiggs Enscy. He was a carpenter.
Mr. Enscy is survived by his wife, Tiffany Enscy; his parents; a son, Michael Don Enscy II; daughter Kimberly Ann Enscy; a sister, Deborah Sustare and one grandchild.
 
 

Joseph Hartley
MARSHALL- Joseph Ariel Hartley, 88, of Greenville died Friday in Greenville. Graveside services are at noon Monday at Algoma South Cemetery in Marshall under the direction of Sullivan Family Funeral Home, with Dr. David Stublefield and Dr. Glenn Morgan officiating.
Born Dec. 20, 1912, in Atlanta, Texas, he was the son of William Hardy Hartley and Euna Lyle Smith Hartley. He married Minnie Waller on August 30, 1974. Mr. Hartley was in the roofing business and was a negotiator for the National Sheet Metal Workers Union. He was a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Greenville and was a 32nd degree Mason.
Mr. Hartley is survived by his wife, of Greenville; two daughters, Bette Wyckoff of LaMirado, Calif., and JoAnne Eminger of LaHabra, Calif.; one son, John Hartley of Greenville; five sisters, Mildred Owens of Marshall, Reba Smith of Irving, Dot Morgan of Signal Mountain, Tenn., Ruth Strong of Tusculsa, Ala., and Faye Marsh of Oklahoma City, Okla.; four stepchildren, Morgan Rice of San Leandro, Calif., James Rice of Jacksonville, Florida, Gerald Rice of Hattysburg, Mississippi, and Virginia Fletcher of Royse City; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.
 
 

Dock Norfleet
Dock Edward Norfleet, 82, of Balch Springs, formerly of Greenville, died Friday at Life Care-Dallas. Graveside services are at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Bethel Cemetery with Rev. Jackie Guthrie officiating.
Born Nov. 28, 1918, in Klondike, he was the son of James Everett Norfleet and Allie Pannell Norfleet. He married Mary Marie Chambliss Dec. 31, 1945 in Greenville. His occupation was in hardware sales.
He is survived by his wife of Balch Springs; four daughters, Joyce Abbott of Kaufman, Glenda Hise of Kaufman, Patricia Fulton of Sedalia, Missouri, and Phyllis Pitt of Quinlan; three brothers, Jake Norfleet of Gladewater, Boots Norfleet of Neylandville, and Frank Norfleet of Campbell; eleven grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, a sister, and one great-granddaughter.
Visitation is 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Coker Mathews Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.
 

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Brian Pettingell
Brian Everett Pettingell, 26, of Scottsdale, Arizona, formerly of Greenville, died Tuesday in Scottsdale. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Monday at Coker-Mathews Chapel with Rev. William C. Hunt officiating. Burial is in Lakeside Memorial Park in Quinlan.
Born January 9, 1974 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, he was the son of Robert Ogden Pettingell and Linda Weaver Pettingell. He was an internet engineer and a member of the Presbyterian church. He was a member of Phi Kappa Alpha.
Mr. Pettingell graduated from Greenville High School where he was on the track team, and attended Texas A & M University-Commerce on a track scholarship. He later attended Arizona State University.
Mr. Pettingell is survived by his father and stepmother of Greenville, his mother of Grand Prairie; grandparents Hazel Weaver of Palestine, Barbara Pettingell of Albuquerque, and Pat Curtis of Greenville; one sister, Tracy Lynn Laughlin of Minden, La.; and one brother, Ralph David Pettingell of Greenville.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Otto Everett Weaver and Robert C. Pettingell, and a stepgrandfather, Ralph F. Curtis.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 

Arzie Zachary
LEONARD - Arzie "Cowboy" Zachary, 84, of Celeste died Friday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Services are at 2 p.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel in Leonard with Rev. Jeff Wooton and Rev. Johnny Davis officiating. Burial is at Pike Cemetery near Leonard.
Born Nov. 6, 1916 in Wylie, he was the son of Preston Offie Zachary and Emmy Nalls Zachary. He married Autry Mae Brown on May 1, 1950 in McKinney.
Mr. Zachary was a farmer and a member of the Pike Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of Celeste; two sons, Jerry Zachary of Kingston and Fred Zachary of Gravette, Ark.; one daughter, Marilyn Wooten of Celeste; two brothers, Roby Zachary of Gainesville and Willie Zachary of McKinney; one sister, Tessie Davidson of Celeste; seventeen grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
 

December 29, 2000
 
Services planned
 

Herschel Joseph of Quinlan died Dec. 18. Funeral services are pending with Quinlan LyBrand Funeral Home.
 
 

Eugene Martin Curry, 77, of Quinlan, graveside service 11 a.m. today at Lakeside Memorial Park. Quinlan Lybrand Funeral Home in charge.
 

Brian Everett Pettingell of Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly of Greenville, died Tuesday. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. William C. Hunt officiating. Burial will be in Lakeside Memorial Park, Quinlan. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Dorothy Nell Sharpe of Plano, 11 a.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church of Plano, 1500 Jupiter Road. Burial in Restland Memorial Park. Restland Funeral Home of Dallas in charge.
 

Ruby Bowers
FARMERSVILLE - Ruby Audrey Bowers, 95, of Farmersville died Thursday at Hinton Nursing Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Booher and Lisa Strickland officiating. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Cemetery.
Born May 17, 1905 in Blue Ridge, she was the daughter of Joe D. Kent and Callie H. Wilson Kent. She was married to Burl Bowers on June 4, 1923 in Blue Ridge. Mrs. Bowers was a homemaker and a member of Snow Hill Baptist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Linda Willis of Farmersville; sister Artis Cummings of Farmersville; a brother, Joe Kent of Farmersville; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 
 

Fred Davis
Fred Willard "Joe Boy" Davis, 64, of Greenville died Wednesday at his residence. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at New Jerusalem Baptist Church with Rev. Ronald G. Davis officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery in Neylandville.
Born in Greenville on Nov. 1, 1936, he was the son of Melvin and Essie Davis. He was a laborer in concrete construction.
Mr. Davis is survived by three daughters, Cynthia Davis of Greenville and Jean Hughes and Regina Davis of Commerce; a sister, Nadine Lumpkins of Dallas; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and two brothers.
Family members will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation is from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home.
 
 

Edward Franklin
FARMERSVILLE - Edward Earl Franklin, 73, of Copeville died Wednesday at Lakepointe Medical Center in Rowlett. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Thompson Cemetery in Copeville.
Son of Eddie E. Franklin and Lena Frances Bailey Franklin, he was born March 12, 1927 in Sherman. On March 8, 1952 he married Ella Rexroat in Copeville. Mr. Franklin was a GTE repairman. He served in the U.S. Army.
Mr. Franklin is survived by his wife of Copeville; two daughters, Lois Dorman of Lavon and Rebecca Childers of Floyd; sons Gene Franklin of Blue Ridge and James Franklin of Copeville; three sisters, Theda Lawrence and Faye Lawrence, both of California and Ann Barras of Arizona; brothers Robert Franklin and Orville Franklin of Arizona, Kenneth Franklin and John Franklin of Washington and Jim Franklin of California; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
 
 

Bobby Sikes
Funeral services for Bobby Joe Sikes of Greenville will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Park Street Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy Weems and Dr. Marvin Mosley officiating. Burial will be in Memoryland Memorial Park.
Mr. Sikes died Tuesday evening at Mesquite Medical Center.
He was born Feb. 3, 1922 in Greenville to William W. Sikes and Rhoda P. Williams. He married Opal Earl on Feb. 27, 1953 in Hernado, Miss. Mr. Sikes retired from the U.S. Postal Service and was a member of Park Street Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife; daughter and son-in-law Bobbie Lynn and Jerry Murphy of Harrison, Ark.; a brother, J.H. "Pete" Sikes of Greenville; and two granddaughters, Mandy Murphy of Greenville and Kristy Rines of Hornlake, Miss.
He was preceded in death by a son, James Edwin Sikes in 1994; his parents and brothers J.C. Sikes, Odell Sikes, Chester Sikes, Rayford Sikes and Thurman Sikes.
Pallbearers will be Joe Clark, W.B. Sikes, Johnny Sikes, Paul Attaway, Bill Whitlock and Johnny Poteet.
Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.
 

December 28, 2000
 
Services planned
 

Herschel Joseph of Quinlan died Dec. 18. Funeral services are pending Quinlan LyBrand Funeral Home.
 
 

Micah Earl Brown,, 38, of Greenville, 2 p.m. today at Highland Terrace Baptist Church. Burial in Memoryland Memorial Park. Coker-Mathews Funeral Home in charge.
 

Inez Mary Martin, 85, of Irving, 2 p.m. today at Quinlan LyBrand Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Lakeside Memorial Park.

Luzelle "Pete" Pierce, 93, of Commerce, 11 a.m. today at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Rosemound Cemetery.

Dorothy Nell Sharpe of Plano, 11 a.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church of Plano, 1500 Jupiter Road. Burial in Restland Memorial Park. Restland Funeral Home of Dallas in charge.

Bobby Joe Sikes of Greenville died Wednesday at Mesquite Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Park Street Baptist Church. Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

William C. Woody Jr. of Mansfield, 1:30 p.m. today at Jeter & Son Funeral Home Chapel, Dallas. Burial in Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery.
 

Eugene Curry
QUINLAN - Eugene Marvin Curry, 77, of Quinlan died Dec. 18 at his residence. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Lakeside Memorial Park.
Mr. Curry was born March 17, 1923.
Quinlan Lybrand Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
 

Irene Morris
MIDLAND - Former Midland resident Irene Catherine Morris died Dec. 11 in Friendswood. Graveside services were at 10 a.m. Dec. 18 at Resthaven Memorial Park in Midland. Following the service, there was a time of fellowship in the parlor of First Christian Church.
She was born July 11, 1924 in Keyser, W.Va. to Edward and Ida Armentrout. She married James T. Morris Jr. on Aug. 10, 1944 and they moved to Midland where she worked as a deputy county clerk. They moved to Austin in 1971 and to Greenville in 1974. She was employed by the Texas Department of Human Resources until her retirement in 1992.
Surviving are children Pamela Monroe of Denton, Cynthia Buit of Traverse City, Mich., Cathy Rayburn of Alvin, Jim Morris of Midland, Martha Bushover of Chino, Calif. and Patti Morris of Cumby; two brothers, Robert and Charles Armentrout; six grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1978 and six brothers and sisters.
Memorials may be made to a local chapter of Alzheimer's Association or American Cancer Society.
Ellis Funeral Home of Midland was in charge of arrangements.
 

December 27, 2000
 
Services planned
 

Herschel Joseph of Quinlan died Dec. 18. Funeral services are pending Quinlan LyBrand Funeral Home.
 

Bobby Sikes of Greenville died Tuesday at Mesquite Medical Center. Funeral services are pending with Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.
 

Leta Pearl Barker, of Harker Heights; 2 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Forest Park Cemetery.
 

Betty Mae Long, 100, of Greenville; 10 a.m. today at Highland Terrace Baptist Church. Burial in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Coker-Mathews Funeral Home in charge.
 

Robert Allen
FARMERSVILLE - Robert E. Allen, 82, of Merit died Sunday. Funeral services are at a later date.
Born April 10, 1918 in Vergennes Twp, Mich., he was the son of William Allen and Mabel Mademar Allen.
Mr. Allen was a veteran who served in the U.S. Army. He was a heavy equipment operator.
Surviving are a daughter, Nancy Schaffer of Farmersville; stepson Carl Lee Cadenhead of Dallas; a son, Jon Charles Cooley of Grand Prairie; brother Bill Allen of Florida and four grandchildren.
Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
 

Micah Brown
Micah Earl Brown, 38, of Greenville died at his residence Saturday night. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at Highland Terrace Baptist Church with Rev. Riley Hamilton and Rev. Larry Jordan officiating. Burial is in Memoryland Memorial Park.
The son of Homer Brown and Dorthea Huntsucker, he was born March 23, 1962 in New Boston. On Oct. 8, 1999 he married Vicky R. Wineinger in Greenville.
Mr. Brown was a computer programmer at Raytheon. He was a member of Highland Terrace Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife; father and mother-in-law Valton and Margaret Wineinger of Greenville; a brother and sister-in-law, Tony and Becky Billarreal of Greenville; nephew Tony Billarreal II of Greenville and two aunts, Jesselee Foster of Maud and Dean Barberee of Duncanville.
His parents preceded him in death.
Pallbearers are Steve Stewart, Dennis Green, Ronnie Mills, Jon Brown, Kerri Miller and Jay Paul Sides. Co-workers, IT Direct Programs at Raytheon are honorary pallbearers.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.
 
 

Charity Childress
Charity E. Welch Childress, 74, of Nevada died Saturday. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at Rest Haven Funeral Home-Rockwall Chapel with Rev. Scott McManus officiating. A graveside service is at 2 p.m. Friday in Canadian with Rev. Rick Timmons officiating.
She was born June 22, 1926 in Ada, Okla. to Newman and Hester Wainwright and married Delmar C. Welch on Feb. 28, 1943 in Arnett, Okla. They were longtime residents of Canadian where she worked as a waitress; her husband died in 1967. In June 1975 she married Cloris B. Childress; he died in 1994.
She is survived by seven children and their families, Virginia Pruitt of Elk City, Okla. Bobbie Brumley of Terrell, Luther C. Welch of Las Vegas, Nev., Delmar H. Welch of Nevada, Gladys Hutton of Taylor, Nancy Wainwright of Elk City, Okla. and Jim B. Welch of Celeste; two sisters, Evelyn Carter of Amarillo and Goldie Beck of Locust Grove, Okla. and grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, LuVada Lawrence; grandson Dustin Barker and three brothers, Billy Joe, Marvin and Earnest Wainwright.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening at Stickley-Hill Chapel in Canadian.
 
 

William Finney
McKINNEY - William B. "Bill" Finney, 91, died Saturday at his home in McKinney. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in McKinney with Dr. James Puckett and Dr. John McCallon officiating. Burial was in Ridgeview Memorial Park.
The son of Reginald Horace and Valma Breckeen Finney, he was born in Gilmer. He graduated from the University of Texas in 1931.
Mr. Finney married his wife Leota in Paris on July 17, 1934 and they moved to McKinney where he opened a small, one-store bakery. The bakery grew into Finney's Fresh Bread Bakery serving the Collin County area.
Mr. Finney served on the McKinney City Council and then was mayor for six years. He served as a volunteer firefighter and was a past president of the Rotary Club of McKinney and was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow. He also served several terms as president of the McKinney Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Finney served as a member of the boards of directors of the Central National Bank, the Central Texas Council of Governments, North Texas Municipal Water District, Texas Bakers Association where he served two terms as president, and the American Bakers Association. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in McKinney.
Mr. Finney was named Citizen of the Year and a McKinney park was dedicated in his honor in 1993.
Surviving are his wife of McKinney; daughters Ann Finney Mouzon of Richardson and Beth Finney Bragg of Austin; grandchildren William Michael Mouzon, Elizabeth Mouzon Tolson, Molly Katherine Mouzon, Thomas Guy Bragg, William Finney Bragg and Catherine Amanda Bragg; great-grandchildren Emily Katherine Mouzon, Natalie Elizabeth Mouzon, William Spencer Mouzon, Nancy Katherine Tolson and Henry Deveaux Mouson Tolson and a brother, Reginald Horace "Jack" Finney of Greenville.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of McKinney.
Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Directors of McKinney was in charge of arrangements.
 
 

Inez Martin
QUINLAN - Inez Mary Martin, 85, of Irving died Tuesday in Dallas. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at Quinlan LyBrand Funeral Home Chapel. Burial is in Lakeside Memorial Park.
Mrs. Martin was born April 5, 1915, in Knox County; the daughter of Joes and Sallie Hopkins Sanders.
Surviving are a son, Jerome Anderson; two daughters, Geneva Kirk and Joyce Marsh; brother, Joe Sanders Jr.; sisters, Wanana Cunningham, Merl Foster, Ida Lewis and Opel Tipton; and four grandchildren.
Visitation is during business hours at the funeral home.
 
 

Luzelle Pierce
COMMERCE - Luzelle "Pete" Pierce, 93, of Commerce, died Monday at Presbyterian Hospital of Commerce. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home with Dr. Billy R. Webb officiating. Burial is in Rosemound Cemetery.
She was born Aug. 18, 1907 in Blossom, daughter of John Jay Dunham and Sudie Hays Dunham. On April 28, 1927 she was married to Carl "Doc" Pierce in Greenville. She was a retired sales clerk.
Mrs. Pierce is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Ray and Cathy Dunham of Commerce; a sister, Johnnie Sue Walls of Commerce and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband and a brother, Jules Verne Dunham.
Visitation is at the funeral home Thursday, from 9 a.m. until time of service.
 
 

Dorothy Sharpe
DALLAS - Dorothy Nell Sharpe of Plano died Monday. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church of Plano, 1500 Jupiter Road, with burial in Restland Memorial Park.
She was born Nov. 18, 1919 in Greenville. Mrs. Sharpe was a lifetime member of the First Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are he husband of 56 years, Jack Sharpe Sr.; daughter Linda Herring; son Jack Sharpe Jr.; a sister, Kathie Phillips and six grandchildren.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Restland Funeral Home.
 
 

William Woody Jr.
DALLAS - William C. Woody Jr. , resident of Mansfield for 24 years, died Saturday at Medical Center of Arlington. Funeral services are at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Jeter & Son Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Mr. Woody was the first PTA president of Brown Middle School. He helped establish Tyler Street Manor and served in many positions at Tyler Street UMC. Recently he moved his church membership to a new church, Community of Hope UMC in Mansfield.
Mr. Woody was in sales for WFAA Radio Station for many years and later worked for the Southern Baptist Radio and TV Commission and was Religious Broadcaster of the Year in 1992.
He was a Mason and a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II.
Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Ethel Woody; daughters and sons-in-law Carolyn and David Ross of Ovilla and Cindy and Tim McGill of Salt Lake City, Utah; brother Donald P. Woody of Dallas; grandchildren Vanessa and husband David Sumrall of Greenville, and Hayley and Bethany McGill of Salt Lake City, Utah and great-grandson Jonathan David Sumrall Jr.
Visitation is from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home
Memorials may be made to Community of Hope UMC, P.O. Box 183603, Arlington, 76096.
 

December 26, 2000
 
Services planned
 

Marvin Eugene Curry of Red Bear Marina died Dec. 18. Services are pending with Quinlan Funeral Home.
NOTE: Quinlan Funeral Home is asking for help in locating the whereabouts of next of kin or any living relative of Marvin Curry. Anyone having any information should call the funeral home at 903-356-3532 or Justice of the Peace Hershey Barnett at 903-356-2904.
 
 

Micah Earl Brown, 38, of Greenville died Sunday at his residence. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at Highland Terrace Baptist Church. Honorary pallbearers are co-workers at IT Direct Programs at Raytheon. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.
 
 

Leta Barker
Leta Pearl Barker, 98, of Harker Heights died Friday at Indian Oaks Nursing Home in Harker Heights. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Shaddox officiating. Burial is in Forest Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Barker was born May 14, 1902, in Ravenwood, Mo.; the daughter of George Peter and Elizabeth Yeary Kincer. She was married to Vernon Lee Barker on Aug. 31, 1921, in Greenville.
Mrs. Barker was a retired fashion buyer and department manager of Perkins Department Store. She was a seamstress, fashion designer and artist as well as a member of Salem-Kinser United Methodist Church.
Surviving are a son, Bobby Lee Barker of Sulphur, Okla.; sister, Jeanette Franklin of Greenville; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1982; son, Mabry Barker in 1999; grandson, Jimmy Barker; and sisters, Clarice Kincer and WIllie Kate.
Pallbearers are Don Barker, Joe Barker, Buddy Barker, James Curnutt, Eddie Lange and Larry Shaw.
Memorials may be made to Salem-Kinser United Methodist Church or VISTA Care Hospice, 819 South Fifth, Temple 76504.
 
 

Betty Long
Betty Mae Long, 100, of Greenville died Monday at Greenville Health and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Highland Terrace Baptist Church with Rev. Bob Layman and Rev. Robert Baldridge officiating. Burial is in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
Mrs. Long was birb Feb. 9, 1900, in Pontotoc County in Mississippi ; the daughter of John Marshall and Susan Sledge Batton. She was married to Hubert L. Long on Dec. 18, 1920, in Farmersville.
Mrs. Long was a member of Highland Terrace Baptist Church and a homemaker.
Surviving are a daughter, Katherine Converse of Greenville; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; two sons, Hubert Gason Long and Glenn Harold Long; and 16 brothers and sisters.
Pallbearers are Dean Converse, Cody Converse, Everett Logan, Robert Smith and Ryan Logan.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.
 

December 24, 2000
 
Services planned
 

Marvin Eugene Curry of Red Bear Marina died Monday. Services are pending with Quinlan Funeral Home.
NOTE: Quinlan Funeral Home is asking for help in locating the whereabouts of next of kin or any living relative of Marvin Curry. Anyone having any information should call the funeral home at 903-356-3532 or Justice of the Peace Hershey Barnett at 903-356-2904.
 
 

Leta Pearl Barker, 98, of Harker Heights, and formerly of Greenville, died Friday at Indian Oaks Nursing Home. Services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Shaddox officiating. Burial is in Forest Park Cemetery.
 
 

Louise Golden
BAILEY - Louise Golden, 79, of Bailey died Friday at her residence. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at the Bailey Church of Christ with Wyndell Presley and Charles Wrenn officiating. Burial is in Grove Hill Cemetery near Leonard.
Born July 31, 1921, in Bailey, she was the daughter of William Marion Brown and Rebecca Elizabeth Frizzell Brown. She married Billy Gene Golden on January 26, 1946, in Leonard.
Mrs. Golden was a housewife and a member of the Bailey Church of Christ.
She is survived by her husband; one daughter, Sandra Gene Sims of Bailey; one sister Ninnie Brown Booher of Bailey; and one grandaughter.
Taylor Funeral Home of Leonard is in charge of arrangements.

R.L. Horn
R.L. Horn, 83, of Greenville died Friday at his residence in Farmersville. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Don Dinwiddle officiating. Burial will be in Forest Park Cemetery.
Born June 18, 1917 in Fairlie, he was the son of R.L. Horn and Gaynell Thompson Horn. He married Dorotha Nell Ellis in Greenville July 6, 1938.
Mr. Horn was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy.
He was the co-owner of the original Horn Brothers Oil Company in Greenville.
Mr. Horn was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder. he also served on the Greenville Board of Development, the hospital board, and the YMCA Board.
He was a Mason and a Shriner, a member of the Rotary Club and Kiwanis, as well as other civic organizations.
Mr. Horn was awarded the Worthy Citizen Award and was an early advocate of the Multi-Sensory Learning Center in Greenville.
Suviving are one son, Rob Horn of Greenville; two sisters, Dorothy Nell Sharp of Plano and Kathie Philips of Greenville; and two grandsons, Robert L. Horn IV and Joseph Horn, both of Greenville.
He was preceded in death by his wife in May 1988.


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