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December 23, 2000

Services planned

Leta Pearl Barker, 98, of Harker Heights died Friday morning at Indian Oaks Nursing Home. Services are pending with Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

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.

Bryan Hale, 25, of Cumby, 2 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church of Commerce. Burial in Cumby Cemetery. Cumby Funeral Home in charge.

Marlon Duane Cozine Wilson, 29, of Greenville, 11 a.m. today at Clark Street Christian Church. Burial in Grundy Memorial Park. Grundy Funeral Home in charge.

Max Busby
Max Busby, 63, of Lone Oak died Thursday at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas following a long illness. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. today at Dixon Baptist Church with Rev. Danny Clark officiating. Burial is in Memoryland Memorial Park.
Born Jan. 11, 1937 in Lone Oak, he was the son of James and Lillian Payne Busby. He married Mollye Stephens in May 1959 in Lubbock.
He served in the U.S. Army. Living in Lone Oak for 32 years, Mr. Busby was a local businessman for 21 years and was retired from E- Systems.
He is survived by his wife of Lone Oak; a son and daughter-in-law, Preston "Pete" and Andi Busby of Lone Oak; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sheri and Scott Brainard of Lone Oak and Lori and Brian Gibson of Greenville; one brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Shirley Busby of Keller; one sister and brother-in-law, Anna Lou and Mel Williams of Jasper; grandsons, Kyle Gibson, Ryan Brainard and Matt Chapman and granddaughters Stefani Gibson, Allana Busby, Alyssa Busby and Alexis Busby.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be Preston Busby, Thomas Patterson, Charles Prim, Scott Mahand, Danny Bowman and Ray Jenkins. Sonny Baggett, David Scoggins and Arvel Shepard will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Peters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

James Corley
FARMERSVILLE - James Weldon Corley, 77, of Farmersville died Thursday. Funeral services are at 1 p.m. today at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Miller McClure officiating. Burial is in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Born March 14, 1923 in Wylie, he was the son of Conrad and Maude McCormack Corley. He was a butane truck driver. He was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church and a 50-year member of the I.O.O.F. Pride Lodge No. 228.
Mr. Corley is survived by a niece, Patricia Roff of Lewisville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a sister.
 

Elsie Horton
Elsie (Terry) Horton, 73, of Commerce died Thursday at Baylor Hospital of Garland. No services are planned.
Born January 19, 1927 in Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of Rudolph and Olga Schultz Zimmer. She married Donal Horton in November 1945 in Chickasha, Okla. Mrs. Horton was a homemaker and a member of the Concord Baptist Church. She had lived in the Greenville area for 10 years.
She is survived by her husband of Commerce; two sons, Wallace Horton of Richland and Robert Horton of Red Oak; one daughter, Donna Tyler of Greenville; a brother, Raymond Zimmer of Chicago, Ill.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, one sister, and one son.
Peters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

Ina Reeves
Ina Bell Reeves, 89, of Greenville died Thursday at her residence. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Leslie Mills officiating. Burial is in Tidwell Cemetery.
Born Dec. 31, 1910 in Greenville, she was the daughter of Strom Franklin Williams and Minnie Sikes Williams. She married Claude Wilton Reeves July 29, 1929 in Durant, Okla.
A lifelong Greenville resident, Mrs. Reeves was a homemaker and a member of the Tidwell Baptist Church.
She is survived by three sons, Billy Charles Reeves of Commerce, Buddy Reeves of Anderson, Mo., and J.W. Reeves of Greenville; five daughters, Linda Deaton, Peggy Holley, and Bettey Raney, all of Greenville, Patsy Reeves of Garland, and Ina Mae Prechtl of Muskegon, Mich.; two brothers, Elmo Williams and O.D. Williams, both of Greenville; a sister Flossie Cotner of Greenville; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1994, a son William Claude Reeves, three brothers and three grandchildren.
Grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

December 22, 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 havng any information should call the funeral home at 903-356-3532 or Justice of the Peace Hershey Barnett at 903-356-2904.
 

Max Busby, 63, of Lone Oak died Thursday at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Dixon Baptist Church under the direction of Peters Funeral Home. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Ina Bell Reeves, 89, of Greenville, died Thursday at her residence. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Peters Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Funeral Home.

Daniel Jacob Tallent, 24, of Garland, 2 p.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel of Leonard. Burial in Leonard Cemetery.

Ernest Baxter
Ernest W. Baxter, 83, of Yantis died Wednesday evening at East Texas Medical Center in Quitman. No services are planned. Burial is in East Mount Cemetery.
The son of Ernest P. Baxter and Flossie Faye Poston, he was born Aug. 16, 1917 in Greenville. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a technical sergeant.
Mr. Baxter is survived by daughter Candace Younger of Las Vegas, Nev. and a sister, Wilma Jacobs of Pasadena.
A brother, Neal P. Baxter, preceded him in death.
Coker-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

Bryan Hale
COMMERCE - Bryan Hale, 25, of Cumby died Tuesday in the Good Sheppard Medical Center in Longview. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Commerce with Rev. Harvey Snyder and Rev. Richard Deteau officiating. Burial is in the Cumby Cemetery.
Mr. Hale was born Nov. 4, 1975, in Greenville; the son of Keith and Rena Fitzgerald Hale. He married Mistie Kay Fyke on May 31, 1997, in Campbell.
Mr. Hale was a digger operator for Texas Utility Construction and a member of the First Baptist Church of Cumby.
Surviving are his wife of Cumby; son, Taylor Hale of Cumby; mother of Cumby; father of Cumby; two sisters, Kelli Matlock of Commerce and Amy Collins of Lewisville.
Pallbearers are Shane Freeman, Jason Bailey, Chris Gilbert, Shannon Gaines, Craig Petty, John Colfax, Cody Dunn and Clemente Rodriguez. Honorary pallbearers are David Petty, Rickey Petty, Bobby Gafford, Heath Petty, John Hood and Charley Clampitt.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Cumby Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.
 

Marlon Wilson
Marlon Duane Cozine Wilson, 29, of Greenville, died Monday afternoon at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Clark Street Christian Church with Rev. W.D. Hines officiating. Burial is in Grundy Memorial Park.
Born Sept. 19, 1971 in Greenville, he was the son of Jacqueline Cozine Wilson and Leon Wilson.
Surviving are his parents of Greenville; two sons, Detrendyln Wilson of Dallas and Marquist Wilson of Greenville; daughters, Martezees Wilson of Dallas and Floretta Davis Wilson of Greenville; a brother, Charles Armstrong Jr. of Greenville and a sister, Natasha Wilson of Dallas.
Pallbearers are Tyson Davis, Sam Wilson Jr., Gavin Jimmerson, Darren Johnson, Damon Johnson and Mike Hoskins.
A wake is scheduled at 7 p.m today at Clark Street Christian Church.
Grundy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

Lyman Young
SNYDER, Okla. - Lyman S. Young, 96, of Snyder, Okla. died Tuesday at Frederick Nursing Home. Services were at Memorial Chapel in Frederick Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Charlie May officiating.
Mr. Young was born in May 1904 in Paris and married Aletha Lenora Moore in Powderly. He was a farmer by trade in Tillman County and attended Church of the Nazarene in Snyder, Okla.
Surviving are Rita Brown of Waco, Jack Young of Caddo Mills, Charles Young of Snyder, Okla., Wanda Settles of Lawton, Okla., Joan McDaniel of Bossier City, La. and Addie Jane Winan of Tulsa, Okla.
He was peceded in death by his wife; three sons, Ray Young, John D. Young and Curtiss Young; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and two baby daughters.
Preston-Leckie Funeral Home of Snyder was in charge of arrangements.

December 21, 2000

Services planned

Brian Hale, 25, died Tuesday in Kilgore. Services are pending with Cumby Funeral Home.

Marlon Cozine Wilson, 29, of Greenville died Monday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Services are pending with Grundy Funeral Home.

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.

Alvis Eugene Harris, 68, of Greenville, 10 a.m. today at Johnson Street Church of Christ. Burial in Memoryland Memorial Park. Coker-Mathews Funeral Home in charge.

Marvin Joe Sudderth, 76, of Gainesville, formerly of Bailey, 2 p.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home of Leonard. Cremation will follow.

Daniel Jacob Tallent, 24, of Garland, 2 p.m. Friday at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel of Leonard. Burial in Leonard Cemetery.

Raynell Guffanti
COMMERCE - Raynell Beauchamp Guffanti, 86, of Greenville died Wednesday at Briarcliff Health Center in Greenville following a brief illness. Private services are scheduled for a later date.
Born Aug. 18, 1914 in Cumby, she was the daughter of Joseph Rhea Beauchamp and Mary Byrd Renshaw Beauchamp. Her parents were pioneer settlers of Texas following the Civil War. She grew up in Fannin County and was a 1931 graduate of Bonham High School.
She was married to Arthur McGee of Ardmore, Okla. who preceded her in death. Many years later she married Jack Guffanti in California. They moved to Greenville from Sonora, Calif. following retirement.
Surviving are a sister, Ludie Leo Beauchamp Parker of Shreveport, La.; two nieces, Beth Parker and husband Jack Winn of Commerce and Jonelle Parker Osburn and husband Marvin of Millbrae, Calif.; great-niece Elizabeth Winn Stephens and husband Bob of Irving; great-nephew Dan Parker Winn and wife Kelly of Bedford and great-great-niece McKayla Winn of Bedford.
She was preceded in death by her husbands; sisters Beatrice Beauchamp and Eula Leon Parker and a brother, Jimmie Renshaw Beauchamp.
Memorials may be made to the Church of Christ, Boles Home or to a favorite charity.
Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home of Commerce is in charge of arrangements.
 

Joseph Speed
COMMERCE - Joseph W. "Joe" Speed, 80, of Brashear died Tuesday at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital in Sulphur Springs. A committal service is scheduled for a later date in Saratoga, Wyo.
Mr. Speed was born Oct. 7, 1920, in Kerens; the son of Joseph M. and Maggie Sheppard Speed. He married Mary Alice Ivey on Feb. 2, 1948, in Corpus Christi.
Mr. Speed attended Howard Simmons College in Brownwood. He was a Mason for more than 50 years and a Baptist.
Mr. Speed worked 32 years for the U.S. Government; 17 years as metal smith for the U.S. Navy in Corpus Christi. He owned five different businesses while working 15 years for the U.S. post office as a mail handler. He retired in 1980.
Surviving are his wife of Brashear; daughter, Carrie Eaton of Brashear; son, Larry Speed of Saratoga, Wyo.; grandsons, Noah and Anthony Eaton of Brashear and Nathan Speed of Saratoga, Wyo.; granddaughter, Bridget Davidson of Jackson, Wyo.; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Monroe Speed, and a granddaughter, Aimee Eaton.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.
Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

December 20, 2000

Services planned

Marlon Cozine Wilson, 29, of Greenville died Monday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Services are pending with Grundy Funeral Home.
 

H.E. "Ellis" Caldwell, 75, of Mabank, 10 a.. today at Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel in Wills Point. Burial in White Rose Cemetery.

Alan Blaker Cherry, 47, of Marshall, 2 p.m. today at Travis Street Chapel of Sullivan Family Funeral Home.

Albino G. "Lefty" Garza, 71, of Greenville, mass 10 a.m. today at St. William's Catholic Church. Burial in Memoryland Memorial Park. Peters Funeral Home in charge.

Sam Williams, 78, of Sanger, formerly of Leonard, 10 a.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home of Leonard. Burial in Grove Hill Cemetery.

Rachel Gowin
EMORY - Rachel Gowin, 82, of Emory died Monday at her son's home in Greenville. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. today at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wayne Wolfe officiating. Burial is in Dunbar Cemetery.
The daughter of Jessie B. Wade and Ruby Porter, she was born June 9, 1918 in Emory. She and Elmer Gowin were married in Emory in September 1934. A homemaker, she was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are six sons, Wayne Gowin of Greenville, Kenneth Gowin, Ronnie Gowin, Danny Gowin and Larry Gowin, all of Emory and Perry Gowin of Lone Oak; two sisters, Betty Jo Armstrong of Emory and Dorothy Roberts of Rowlett; 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Her husband preceded her in death in 1980.
Grandsons are pallbearers.
 

Alvis Harris
Alvis Eugene Harris, 68, of Greenville, formerly of Prescott, Ark., died Monday morning at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at Johnson Street Church of Christ with Rick Henslee and Richard Kellam officiating. Burial is in Memoryland Memorial Park.
Born March 19, 1932 in Prescott, Ark., he was the son of Owen Harris and Lucille Delaney Harris. He married Vernice Porter on June 27, 1952 in Prescott.
Mr. Harris was the owner of H&W Supply. He was a member of Johnson Street Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife of Greenville; a son, Lynn Harris of Emory; daughter Debbie Ivy of Point; three sisters, Joyce Welch of Mabank and Lou Elmore and Polly Lewis of Winnsboro; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one grandchild; a brother, Charles Harris and sister Sue McGlone.
Pallbearers are Farrell Nalls, Verdane Nalls, Derwood Nalls, Lynn Hudson, Ronnie Combs and Wendell Shelburn. Honorary pallbearers are Charlie Boyce, C.W. Spainhour, Larry McCullough, Leon Powers and Elders of Johnson Street Church of Christ.
Visitation is from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.
 

Marvin Sudderth
LEONARD - Funeral services for Marvin Joe Sudderth, 76, of Gainesville, formerly of Bailey, are at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Eddie Frazier officiating. Cremation will follow.
He died Sunday in the Gainesville Memorial Hospital.
Born April 3, 1924 in Leonard, he was the son of Joseph Tucker Sudderth and Lovie Mae Turner Sudderth. On Sept. 4, 1994, he married Annie Sobejana in Stockton, Calif.
Mr. Sudderth was a poultry rancher.
He is survived by his wife of Gainesville; his mother of Bailey; a daughter, Barbara Martorella of Copperoplis, Calif.; two sons, Michael Sudderth of Lodi, Calif. and Tom Sudderth of Sacramento, Calif.; sisters Betty Miles of Fort Worth and Georgie Brown and Mary Simons, both of Bailey and seven grandchildren.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Daniel Tallent
LEONARD - Funeral services for Daniel Jacob Tallent, 24, of Garland is at 2 p.m. Friday at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Wayne Tumey officiating. Burial is in Leonard Cemetery.
Mr. Tallent died Sunday in Tulsa, Okla.
He was born Aug. 19, 1976 in Dallas, son of Michael Tallent and Debora Skaer Tallent. He was a Baptist and worked in personal security.
Surviving are his parents of Garland; a sister, Melissa Reighley of Garland; brother Christopher Pruet of Terrell; grandmother Ann Taylor Skaer of Mesquite and grandfather James Wooten of Canton.
Visitation is from noon until time of service Friday at the funeral home.

December 19, 2000

Services planned

Alvis E. Harris, 68, of Greenville died Monday at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. Services are pending with Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

Marlon Cozine Wilson, 29, of Greenville died Monday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Services are pending with Grundy Funeral Home.

Alan Blaker Cherry, 47, of Marshall, 2 p.m. Wednesday at Travis Street Chapel of Sullivan Family Funeral Home.

Mary Jane Johnson, 61, of Quinlan, 1 p.m. today at Vansickle Baptist Church. Burial in Wieland Cemetery. Lynch Alternative Funeral Service in charge.

Billie Frances Long, 70, of Scurry, graveside service 2 p.m. today at Memoryland Memorial Park in Greenville. Coker-Mathews Funeral Home in charge.

Pauline I. Martin, 93, of Greenville, graveside service 3 p.m. today at East Mount Cemetery with Rev. Bob Layman officiating. Peters Funeral Home in charge.

Oleta Fay Haynes Stacy, 72, of Dallas, 11 a.m. today at Peters Funeral Home Chapel in Greenville. Burial in Brigham Cemetery in Campbell.

Stella Mae White, 91, of Fairlie, 10 a.m. today at Pemberton Funeral Home of Commerce. Burial in Sonora Cemetery, Fairlie.

H.E. Caldwell
WILLS POINT - H.E. "Ellis" Caldwell, 75, died Saturday evening in a Dallas hospital. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John D. Gondol officiating. Burial is in White Rose Cemetery.
Mr. Caldwell was born Oct. 30, 1925, in Cash, the son of Henry N. and Jewell Crawford Caldwell.
He was reared in Hunt County and farmed in in his earlier years. He was later employed in road construction and had worked as a motor grader operator and road foreman, working for Joe Davidson Construction in Terrell, Maroney Construction in Seagoville, Maroney Construction in Seagoville, Ray Holder Construction in Kaufman and retiring from A.K. Gillis & Son Construction of Sulphur Springs. Formerly of Wills Point, he had lived in Mabank for several years.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Paula and David Maroney of Seagoville; brother Elber Caldwell of Taylors, S.C.; sisters Yuba Crump of Greenville and Velma Cox and husband Ray of Fate; two grandchildren, Kevin Maroney and wife Beth of Seagoville and Diana Maroney of Dallas; and two great-grandchildren, Jody Maroney and Jeff Maroney.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Daphine, on Sept. 6, 1998.
Pallbearers are Mike Bass, John D. Geurian, Keith Norman, John Talley, Stanford Talley and Steven Talley.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
 

Albino Garza
Albino G. "Lefty" Garza, 71, of Greenville died Monday at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. A mass is scheduled at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. William's Catholic Church with Rev. Antonio Oscar Diez officiating. Burial is in Memoryland Memorial Park.
The son of Antonio and Ciddya Gonzales Garza, he was born March 1, 1929 in Talco. On Dec. 6, 1952 he married Lois Estrada in Crosbyton.
Mr. Garza was an iron worker. He was a member of St. William's Catholic Church and International Association of Bridge and Ornamental Iron Workers Local 0263.
Mr. Garza is survived by his wife; sons Albino Garza Jr., of Seagoville, Tony Garza of Wichita Falls, Gene Garza of Greenville, Raymond Garza of McKinney and Paul Garza of Greenville; three daughters, Shirley Herrera and Chris Ramirez, both of Greenville and Jeannie Sanchez of McKinney; a brother, Antonio Garza of McKinney; sister Ofelia Sanchez of Melissa; 31 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
His parents preceded him in death.
Pallbearers are David Garza, Dino Garza Jr., Danny Garza, Willie Sanchez, Andrew Sanchez, Adrian Garza, Roy Tanguma and Monty Castillo.
A rosary is at Peters Funeral Home at 7 p.m. today.
 

Rachel Gowin
EMORY - Rachel Gowin, 82, of Emory died Monday at her son's home in Greenville. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wayne Wolfe officiating. Burial is in Dunbar Cemetery.
The daughter of Jessie B. Wade and Ruby Porter, she was born June 19, 1918 in Emory. She and Elmer Gowin were married in Emory in September 1984. A homemaker, she was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are six sons, Wayne Gowin of Greenville, Kenneth Gowin, Ronnie Gowin, Danny Gowin and Larry Gowin, all of Emory and Perry Gowin of Lone Oak; two sisters, Betty Jo Armstrong of Emory and Dorothy Roberts of Rowlett; 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Her husband preceded her in death in 1982.
Grandsons are pallbearers.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 

Sam Williams
LEONARD - Funeral services for Sam Williams, 78, of Sanger, formerly of Leonard, are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Taylor Funeral Home with Rev. Jim McIntire officiating. Burial is in Grove Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Williams died Monday at the Denton Regional Health Center.
He was born July 7, 1922 in the Arnold Community to Edgar Thomas Williams and Bonnie Rushing Williams. He married Billie Lois Smith in Farmersville on Aug. 19, 1942.
Mr. Williams was a farmer. He was a member of the Grove Hill Methodist Church and the Blue Ridge Masonic Lodge.
Surviving are his wife of Sanger; a daughter, Donna Dyer of Sanger; son Charles Robert Williams of Dickson, Okla.; sisters Ruby Strode of Garland, Bonnie Marie Cyr of Dallas and Laverne Pullen of Cartwright, Okla.; two brothers, Kenneth Crisler of Edgewood and Ector Crisler of New Braunfels; six grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

December 18, 2000

Services planned

Mack Quilla Leftridge, 100 , of Wolfe City; services at 11 a.m. today at Singing Hills Funeral Chapel in Dallas. Burial is in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.

Betty Pierce Wells, 70, of Greenville; services are at 10 a.m. today at Aldersgate Church. Burial is at Memoryland Memorial Park. Coker-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Barbara Ann Wood, 65, of Dallas; services at 1 p.m. today in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel in Leonard. Burial will be in the Leonard Cemetery.

Vikki Jo Talley, 48, of Commerce; services are at 11 a.m. today at Jones-Walker & Son Memorial Chapel. Burial is at Horton Cemetery.

H.E. Caldwell
WILLS POINT - H.E. "Ellis" Caldwell, 75, died Saturday in a Dallas hospital. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Gondol officiating. Burial is in White Rose Cemetery.
Mr. Caldwell was born Oct. 30, 1925, in Cash; the son of Henry N. and Jewell Crawford Caldwell.
He was reared in Hunt County and farmed in in his earlier years. He was later employed in road construction and had worked as a motor grader operator and road foreman.
Surviving are a daughter, Paula Maroney of Seagoville; brother, Elber Caldwell of Taylors, S.C.; sisters, Yuba Crump of Greenville and Velma Cox of Fate; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Daphine, on Sept. 6, 1998.
Pallbearers are Mike Bass, John Geurian, Keith Norman, John Talley, Stanford Talley and Steven Talley.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
 

Alan Cherry
MARSHALL - Alan Blaker Cherry, 47, of Marshall died Saturday in the Marshall Regional Medical Center. Services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Travis Street Chapel of Sullivan Family Funeral Home with Rev. James Wilkins officiating.
Mr. Cherry was born Sept. 22, 1953, in Cumberland; the son of Phillip Alexander and Muriel Shoaholtzer Cherry. He married Jan Elaine Zimmerman on Aug. 31, 1979, in Hurst.
Mr. Cherry was a machinist in the oil field industry and a member of the Lone Oak Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife of Marshall; sons, Marshall Cherry and Addison Cherry, both of Marshall; sister, Cheryl Brown of Wills Point; brothers, Dr. Michael Cherry and David Cherry, both of Waskom; and mother and step-father, Muriel and Glenn Swisher of Karnack.
He was preceded in death by his father.
 

Mary Johnson
CASH - Mary Jane Johnson, 61, of Quinlan died Sunday. Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Vansickle Baptist Church with Roger Ratliff and Bill Fondren officiating. Burial is in Wieland Cemetery.
Mrs. Johnson was born Aug. 9, 1939, in Muskogee, Okla.; the daughter of Dudley L. and Elsie Mulley Henneha.
She was a member of the Vansickle Baptist Church and the WMU at the church.
Surviving is her husband, Jerry Johnson, of Quinlan.
Pallbearers are Jim Elliott, George Mayfield, Joe Schutz, Calvin Lilly, Eulus Smith and Woddy Cranfill.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the church. Lynch Alternative Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
 

Billie Long
Billie Frances Long, 70, of Scurry died Sunday at her residence. Graveside services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Memoryland Memorial Park with Rev. Kerry Poole and niece Janie Chaney officiating.
Mrs. Long was born March 30, 1930, in Caddo Mills; the daughter of Charley and Lillian Dickson Warren. She was married to Clifford Long on Sept. 13, 1952, in Greenville.
Surviving are a daughter, Linda Cobb of Scurry; brothers, John Warren of Longview, Edgar Warren of Altus, Okla. and Joe Warren of Greenville; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.
Coker-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

Oleta Stacy
Oleta Fay Haynes Stacy, 72, of Dallas died Saturday at Baylor Medical Center, following a battle with cancer. Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Brigham Cemetery in Campbell.
Mrs. Stacy was born Nov. 22, 1928, in Lone Oak; the daughter of Walter and Nora Haynes. She was a home care nurse and a member of the Church of Christ.
Surviving are son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Cynthia Stacy of Mesquite; grandsons, Jeff Stacy and Chad Cagni, both of Garland, and Sean Stacy and Cord Cagni, both of Richardson; cousins, James Boswell of Brownwood, Weldon Bosqell of Cash, Troy Haynes of Lone Oak and Dale Haynes of Garland.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 

Stella White
COMMERCE - Stella Mae White, 91, of Fairlie died Saturday in Presbyterian Hospital of Commerce. Funeral servicves are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Pemberton Funeral Home with David Gibson officiating. Burial is in Sonora Cemetery in Fairlie.
Mrs. White was born Aug. 30, 1909, in Fawn Grove, Miss.; the daughter of Mark and Ada Moore Duvall. She was married to Roy Lee White on July 12, 1924, in Commerce.
Mrs. White attended public school in Mississippi and moved to Hunt County in 1924. She lived in the Fairlie community for 65 years. She was a member of the Commerce Church of Christ.
Surviving are a daughter, Maudine Bishop of Fairlie; son, Roy Louis White of Commerce; son-in-law, Truitt Bishop of Fairlie; four grandchildren, Ronnie and Susan Bishop, Ken Bishop and Stacy White; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1989; granddaughter, Mandy White; daughter-in-law, Maisie White; three sisters and three brothers.
Pallbearers are Lewis Simpson, Second McQueary, Chip Nicholson, Bob Isaacs, George Raynes and Ronnie Peacock. Honorary pallbearers are Hubert Crowell, G.O. Boucher and Harold Wayne Burt.
Visitation is from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

December 17, 2000

Services planned

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

O.D. Adair
BURLESON - Services for O.D. Adair, 80, will be at 2 p.m. today in Hallmark Baptist Church in Fort Worth, with burial in Rosemound Cemetery in Commerce.
Mr. Adair died Wednesday in his home here.
He was born May 10, 1920, to Jesse W. and Viola Pearl Weldon Adair in Lone Oak. He attended Miller Grove School and received his bachelor's and master's degrees from East Texas State Teachers College. He met his wife, Freda Glen Pommerening, in Commerce and they were married for 50 years. During World War II he was a pharmacist's mate in the U.S. Navy.
He and his wife taught in public schools in Ennis, Falfurrias, Big Springs, San Angelo and Fort Worth. He also taught drafting at Arlington State College and was a counselor at O.D. Wyatt High School. He was a member of Hallmark Baptist Church, a Mason and a member of Toastmasters.
Survivors include a daughter, Sondra Kay Adair of Corpus Christi; a brother, Lewis Adair of Arkansas, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife and three siblings, Lloyd Adair, J.B. Adair and Arvenia Adair Pickle.
Services are under the direction of Mountain Valley Funeral Home, Burleson.
 

Mack Leftridge
DALLAS - A wake for Mack Quilla Leftridge, 100, will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday in Singing Hills Funeral Chapel. Funeral services are at 11 a.m., Monday, in the chapel.
Burial will be in DFW National Cemetery.
Mr. Leftridge, a longtime resident of Wolfe City, died Dec. 13 at the V.A. Hospital in Dallas.
He was born Jan. 2, 1900, to Simon and Cora Pruitt Leftridge of Ladonia. He was a veteran of World War I and World War II., and was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Ladonia.
Survivors include his wife, Bernice; six children, Jerline of Houston, Virginia of Dallas, Larry of Wolfe City, Vernon of Dallas, Charles of Haywood, Calif., and Billy of Wolfe City; a brother, L.C. Leftridge of Dallas; eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
 

Betty Wells
Betty Pierce Wells, 70 of Greenville died Saturday at her residence. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Monday at Aldersgate Church with Mr. John Prestridge, Rev. Jerry Speight, and Rev. Benny Chaffin officiating. Burial is at Memoryland Memorial Park. Coker-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Born in New Boston, Nov 8, 1930, she was the daughter of Curtis Hendley and Mary Simpson Hendley. Her step-father was Robert L.King.
She married Leland D. Pierce Dec. 25, 1949 in Rockwall. She married John Wells on May 13, 1977 in Greenville.
Mrs. Wells was a Registered Nurse and served on the hospital board of Citizens/Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. She was a member of the Aldersgate Church.
Survivors are her husband, John Wells of Greenville; two daughters, Rebecca Witt of Hugo, Okla., and Laura Johnson of Greenville; a brother, Jack C. Hendley of Garland; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Leland D. Pierce, and by her parents.
Visitation is 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 

Barbara Wood
LEONARD - Services for Barbara Ann Wood, 65, of Dallas will be at 1 p.m., Monday, in Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Eddie Frazier officiating.
Burial will be in the Leonard Cemetery.
Mrs. Wood died Dec. 15 in Charlton Methodist Hospital in Dallas.
She was born Feb. 6, 1935, in Bailey, to Zac and Bessie Peebles Vaughn. She married Charles Wood. She was a Baptist and a housewife.
Survivors are her husband, of Dallas; a son, Zackie Lynn Wood of Arlington; daughters Basheba Ann Epperson of Nevada and Misty Marlanda Beal of Dallas; sisters Jean Zachary of Gainesville, Mildred Townsend of Sherman, Jimmie Carter of Balch Springs, Letha Valliant of Greenville, Faye Labonne of Van Alstyne; brothers Clyde Vaughn of Hurst, Claude Vaughn of Sherman, A.L. Vaughn of Duncanville, Jack Vaughn of Granbury and Ray Liner of Denison; and six grandchildren.
Visitation will be today from 6 to 9 p.m. in the funeral home.
 

Vikki Talley
COMMERCE - Vikki Jo Talley, 48, of Commerce died Friday at Presbyterian Hospital in Commerce. Funeral services are11 a.m. Monday at Jones Memorial Chapel. Burial is at Horton Cemetery.
Born June 7, 1952 in Hunt County, she was the daughter of Marvin Moreland and Ruth Abbott Moreland. Mrs. Talley was a restaurant manager.
Survivors are parents Ruth and James Wilson of Commerce; two daughters, Kelli Talley of Commerce, and Shani Talley of Point; two brothers, Bobby Moreland of Paris, and Larry Moreland of Martin Springs; one sister Judy Mills of Saltillo; 2 granddaughters, Logan and Brooklyn Talley of Commerce; an Aunt, Kanna Lou Arnold of Ft. Worth; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Visitation is 6 to 7 p.m. today at Jones-Walker and Son Funeral Home in Commerce.

December 15, 2000

Services planned

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

Arona Shalayn Nicole DeLeon, infant, died shortly after birth on Saturday in Parkland Hospital in Dallas. Funeral services are at 1 p.m. today in Mount Zion Baptist Church with burial in Memoryland Memorial Park. Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in McKinney is in charge of arrangements.

Harriet Minerva Lake, 101, of Klondike. Services at 2 p.m. today in Cornerstone Baptist Church in Cumby with burial in Rosemound Cemetery in Commerce. Cumby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Herman Joe O'Neil, 64, of Royse. Services at 11 a.m. Saturday in Sachse Church of Christ with burial in Wylie Cemetery. Allen Funeral Home in Wylie is in charge of arrangements.

Louis Blanton
Services for Louis T. Blanton, 84, of Greenville are at 2 p.m. Saturday in Ridgecrest Baptist Church, with Dr. David Stubblefield and Rev. Eddie Smith officiating. Burial is in Memoryland Memorial Park.
Mr. Blanton, formerly of the Daugherty community, Emory and Decatur, died Tuesday evening in Baylor Medical Center in Dallas.
He was born Oct. 9, 1916, in the Daugherty community in Rains County to Oscar T. and Mattie Louise Perryman Blanton. He married Pauline "Polly" Giles on Sept. 3, 1939, in Emory.
Mr. Blanton received a B.S. degree from Texas A&M University in 1940 and an M.S. degree in 1948, also from TAMU.
Mr. Blanton was a vocational agriculture teacher for 41 years, 27 of those at Greenville High School. He developed veterinary medicine and rabies vaccinations in the 1940s in Wise County.
He and his wife were charter members of Ridgecrest Baptist Church. He was a member of Golden K's Kiwanis Club, A&M Booster Club and Greenville Retired Teachers Association as well as a leader in the local and state FFA.
Surviving are his daughters and sons-in-law Marilyn and Tommy McPhillips of Clear Lake City and Sharron and Ron Kifer of Richardson; grandchildren, Kerri and Ken Zschappel of Clear Lake City, Jennifer and Jessika Kifer of New York City, Koyt Kifer of Old Miss University in Oxford, Miss., Kullen Kifer at the University of Texas in Austin; great-grandchildren Melanie, Scott and Abigail Zschappel of Clear Lake City; and one sister, Arthella B. Abercrombie.
He was preceded in death by his wife on May 4, 2000, and brothers Virble Blanton and Gerald Blanton.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today in Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.
Pallbearers are Koyt Blanton Kifer, Kullen Paul Kifer, Kenneth Allen Zschappel, Ronnie Green, Howard Jacobs, S.L. Anderson. Honorary pallbearers are members of the Fellowship Sunday School Class.
 

Stephen Hall
QUINLAN - Stephen James Hall, 38, of Quinlan died Tuesday in Quinlan. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Quinlan Lybrand Funeral Home Chapel with M.J. Karns officiating. Burial is in Poteau, Okla.
Born in Englewood, Calif., he was the son of Carl and Velta Holt Hall.
Mr. Hall was employed by Jump King of Dallas.
He is survived by his wife Michelle Hall of Quinlan, his parents, two daughters, Stephanie Hall and Destinny Francis; three sons, Cris Hall, Antoney Williams, and Kendall Francis; and his grandparents Opel Holt and Mary Hall.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home chapel.
 

Druman Jinkins
LEONARD - Druman Scott Jinkins, 81, of Leonard died Wednesday at his residence. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Taylor Funeral Home. with Rev. Charles Wrenn and Rev. James Henry officiating. Burial is in Leonard Cemetery.
Mr. Jinkins was born Oct. 27, 1919, in Klondike; the son of Williams Sid and Margaret Ellen Jinkins. He married Lula Claborn on Sept. 16, 1939.
Surviving are his wife of Leonard; daughters and son-in-law, Shirley Ralston of Forney and Brenda and Derl Morrison of Greenville; grandchildren, Byron and Melinda Fugitt of Cedar Creek Lake, Drunette and Bill Krivyanik of Rockwall, Sherri and Tom Felkel and Travis and Jody Morrison, all of Greenville, Stacey and Lance Simpson of Celeste, and Amy and Gary Alvarado of Forney; 26 great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Raymond and Wanda Jinkins of Borger; and sister, Olene Thorton of Leonard.
He was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.
Grandsons are pallbearers.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 

Marguriette Miles
Marguriette "Margret" Miles, 77, of Emory died Saturday at Sulphur Springs Nursing Home. Funeral services are at 1 p.m. this Saturday at Emory First Baptist Church with Rev. Apostle Dwight Smith officiating. Burial is in Benton Hill Cemetery in Point.
Born Jan. 29, 1923, in Point, she was the daughter of Acie and Letha Kendrick. She was a housewife and a member of the Jacksonville Church of God in Christ.
Surviving are three daughters, Dorothy Jones of Houston, Anna Dean Johnson of Sulphur Springs, and Violet Boyce of Dallas; three sons, T.W. Miles of Austin, Willie D. Miles of Emory, and Tommy W. Miles Jr. of Balch Springs; 27 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, one son, a grandson, two brothers and one sister.
Visitation is 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Cozine and Tarver Funeral Home.

December 14, 2000

Services planned

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

Louis T. Blanton of Greenville died Tuesday at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ridgecrest Baptist Church with Rev. David Stubblefield and Rev. Eddie Smith officiating. Burial is in Memoryland Memorial Park. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.
 

L.R. Davenport
DALLAS - L.R. Davenport, 81, of Wills Point died Monday at his residence. Graveside services are at 11 a.m. today at Shelter A of the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery with Rev. Jimmy Sheppard officiating.
Mr. Davenport was born June 10,1919, in Lone Oak; the son of Lee Ross and Ida Gibson Davenport. He was married to Evelyn Smith in Ardmore, Okla. in 1949.
Mr. Davenport owned and operated Davenport Auto Company in Dallas for several years and Davenport Tractor Company in Sunnyvale for 25 years. He was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran; having served in World War II and a Methodist.
Surviving are his wife of Wills Point; son, Michael Gibson of DeSoto; sisters, Leona Hill of Greenville, Glenda Skinner of Garland and Thelma Lee of Lewisville; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Methodist's Children's Home, 1111 Herring Avenue, Waco 76710.
 

Arona DeLeon
Arona Shalayn Nicole DeLeon, infant, died shortly after borth on Saturday at Parkland Hospital In Dallas. Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Friday at Mount Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Warren Dennis officiating. Burial is in Memoryland Memorial Park.
Surviving are parents, Anthony DeLeon and Aishia Sears of Greenville; brothers, Anthony M. DeLeon and Anthony J. DeLeon Jr., both of Greenville; sisters, Tamiya DeLeon, Delores DeLeon and Victoria DeLeon, all Greenville; grandparents, Aida DeLeon, Margarito Hernandez, Vanessa and Mike Marrow, all of Greenville and Curtis Mitchelle of Trenton; great-grandmother, Isabella Pierce of Farmersville; great-grandfather, Henry Irving of Irving; aunt, Delores Lopez; uncles, Martin DeLeon, Peter DeLeon, Ramiro DeLeon, Jose Lopez and Bobby Sears, all of Greenville, Raymond DeLeon of Michigan and James Sears of Trenton; 12 cousins and other relatives.
The infant was preceded in death by a brother, Angelo DeLeon.
Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home of McKinney is in charge of arrangements.
 

Harriet Lake
CUMBY - Harriet Minerva Lake, 101, of Klondike died Monday at Oak Manor Nursing Home in Commerce. Services are at 2 p.m. Friday at the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Cumby with Rev. Jimmy Tarrant officiating. Burial is in Rosemound Cemetery in Commerce.
Mrs. Lake was born on Oct. 12, 1899, in Falls County to Francis M. and Mary A. Wilson Bacon. She was married to James S. Lake in 1915 and he preceded her in death in 1969.
Surviving are four sisters, Lillie Kilman of Sulphur Springs, Frances Macy of Jacksonville, Fla., Tommie Barber of Dallas and Lorene Tarrant of Campbell and a brother, Wayne Bacon of Arlington.
She was preceded in death by four sisters and five brothers.
Pallbearers are J.C. Lake, J.C. Moore, Tommy Staley, Ray Tally, Lee Huff and Lyn Robinson.
Visitation is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Cumby Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.
 

Herman O'Neil
SACHSE - Herman Joe O'Neil, 64, of Royse City died Wednesday. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sachse Church of Christ with Willis Dykes and Eric Houge officiating. Burial is in Wylie Cemetery.
Mr. O'Neil was born March 15, 1936, in Greenville; the son of William and Nannie Hartley O'Neil.
Mr. O'Neil was a tax assessor-collector for Greenville from 1957 to 1960 and sold life and health insurance. He was a member of the Sachse Church of Christ.
Surviving are his wife, Vela Mae O'Neil of Royse City; brother, Deward O'Neil of Greenville; and sister, Thelma Robinson of Farmersville.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Allen Funeral Home in Wylie, which is in charge of arrangements.

December 13, 2000

Services planned

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

December 12, 2000

Services planned

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

December 11, 2000

Services planned

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

December 10, 2000

Services planned

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

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

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

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


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