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Dr. WJ Wimpee 
Dr. WJ Wimpee passed away on Dec. 1, 2002. Services were held at First Baptist Church of Waco on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 2 p.m. 
Dr. Wimpee’s great faith led him to a lifetime of service to God, his family and Baylor University. He inspired acountless number of people around the world and was an example and friend to those who knew him. 
W.J. was born Sept. 29, 1918, in Kaufman. While attending Kaufman High School, he was the quarterback of the 1934 regional championship football team. Dr. Wimpee continued his athletic career during his attendance at Baylor University from 1936 through 1940. While at Baylor, Dr. Wimpee earned six letters, (three in track and three in football). Following his graduation from Baylor in 1940, W.J. continued his education at Southwestern Theological Seminary in Fort Worth where he earned a Doctorate of Theology. While attending seminary, W.J. met his bride and companion of sixty years, Lillian Wilkins Wimpee of Rolla, Mo. 
Dr. Wimpee began his professional career as pastor of First Baptist Church of Dayton, Texas, from 1943 to 1945. In August of 1945, Dr. Wimpee and his wife returned to Waco to serve as the Baptist Student Union Director. Simultaneously, Dr. Wimpee was named as the first chaplain of Baylor University serving until his retirement in 1989. Dr. Wimpee’s duties while at Baylor University extended far beyond his role of chaplain. During his tenure he served as professor of religion, Assistant to President W.R. White, liaison for retired professors, and interim pastor to churches throughout Texas. 
His time at Baylor University spanned the administration of five university presidents; Governor Pat M. Neff, Dr. W. R. White, Dr. Abner McCall, Dr. Herbert H. Reynolds and Dr. Robert B. Sloan. Dr. Wimpee is most remembered by the Baylor family as a beloved theologian responsible for conducting chapel services and religion classes. Until his death, Dr. Wimpee’s love, commitment and service to Baylor University were unwavering. 
Dr. Wimpee was a faithful and active member of the First Baptist Church of Waco for 50 years, where he attended and taught the Abner McCall Sunday School Class. 
He is survived by his beloved wife Lillian Wilkins Wimpee. He is also survived by his three daughters Gayle West and husband Judge David West of Pasadena, Deborah Stinnett and husband Dr. Mitch Stinnett of Joplin, Mo., Dayna Schwartze and husband Dr. Mark Schwartze of Waco; sister Thelma Lee of Kaufman; ten grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. Dr. Wimpee is preceded in death by his brothers Dr. James Wimpee of San Angelo and Reverend Robert Wimpee of Kenedy. 
Pallbearers were Jeff Schwartze, Mark Schwartze, David Stinnett, Blake West, Glenn West, Michael West. The honorary pallbearers are Roy Baskin, Jim Cole, Eddie Dwyer, Dan Mayfield, Derek W. Miller, Tom Parrish, Erich W. Schwartze, Mitchell Stinnett, Grant Teaff, David West and the members of the McCall Sunday School Class. 
Memorials may be made to the WJ and Lillian Wimpee Scholarship fund at Baylor University or to First Baptist Church Waco. Memorial guestbook at www.wilkirsonhatchbailey.com. 

Byrl Edward Noble
Byrl Edward Noble was born in Eastland County on April 24, 1907, to William and Minnie Johnson Noble. Byrl passed away at his home in Scurry on Dec. 5, 2002. 
Byrl was raised in Galluup, N.M., and moved to the Scurry and Warsaw communities in 1932. 
In December of 1934 Byrl married Ila Mae Evans. Byrl worked for LTV for 23 years and retired in 1972. He farmed and ranched for many years in the Scurry and Warsaw communities and was a member of the Scurry Church of Christ for over 46 years. 
Byrl was preceded in death by his wife Ila Mae in February of 1991 and a son, Clyde Robert Noble. 
He is survived by his sons,William Sherman Noble of Orlando, Fla. and Wade Noble of Crandall; daughters, Callie Wampler of Scurry and Molly Jackson of Warsaw; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and other relatives. 
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2002, at Scurry Church of Christ with Dan Baum officiating. Interment followed in Mount Olive Cemetery in Scurry. 
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home of Kaufman. www.parker-ashworthfuneralhome.com.

Leberta Pearl Ross 
Funeral services for Leberta Pearl Ross, 82, of Kaufman were held 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2002, in the Anderson Clayton Bros. Chapel with Rev. Bobby Pritchett officiating. Interment followed in the Wilson Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Anderson Clayton Bros. of Kaufman. 
Mrs. Ross was born April 13, 1920, in Gracemont, Okla., to the late Charles Edward and Vera (Campbell) Wilson and passed away Nov. 25, 2002, in Kaufman. She lived in Kaufman the past 14 years and was a member of the Grays Prairie Baptist Church. She was married to the late James Ross on June 19, 1938, and he preceded her in death April 20, 1996. 
Survivors include her daughter, Judy Mallory of Kaufman; son, Jimmy Ross of Plano; son, Jerry Ross and his wife Betty of Boston, and daughter, Phyllis Stark and her husband Tommy of Kaufman; 12 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild. 

Loyd Waldon Wilson 
Loyd Waldon Wilson was born in Decatur, Texas, on Nov. 8, 1922, to George and Elizabeth Birdsong Wilson. Loyd passed away in Kaufman on Nov. 30, 2002. 
On June 19, 1943, he married Estelle Ballard in Rockwall. Loyd served in the U S Army during World War II. He lived most of his life in Kaufman and was self employed as a welder. Loyd was preceded in death by his son, Wayne Wilson, and a granddaughter, Jessica Wilson. 
He is survived by his wife, Estelle Wilson of Kaufman; son, Bryan Wilson of Elkhart; daughter, Wanda Brewer of Kaufman; brother, Cecil Wilson of Denison; ten grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. 
Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 2, 2002, at 2 p.m. at the Parker-Ashworth Chapel with Rev. Darren Harvey officiating. Interment followed in Wilson Chapel Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home of Kaufman. www.parker-ashworthfuneralhome.com

Abbie Ray Thompson
Abbie Ray Thompson passed away Nov. 17, 2002. Abbie was born in Dallas on Feb. 24, 1977, to Barry Dale and Sharon Gail Hussong Thompson. 
She was raised in Kaufman and graduated with honors from Kaufman High School in 1995. She was a member of the Lady Lion Volleyball, Softball and Basketball teams. 
Abbie graduated Magna Cum Laude from Tyler Junior College in 1998 receiving a degree in Radiology Technology. She worked for the Medical Center of Terrell and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kaufman. Abbie was preceded in death by her brother, Cory Adam Thompson on Dec. 31, 1998, grandparents, Odie and Ray Hussong and her uncle, Joe Dale McKnight. 
Abbie is survived by her parents, Sharon and Barry Thompson of Kaufman; grandparents, Vernon and Kelcie Thompson of Mabank; aunts, Mary McKnight, Betty Hussong and Janet Hussong; uncle, George Hussong; cousins, David Hussong, Kelly McKnight and Kyle McKnight. 
Abbie will be forever remembered as a loving sister, precious daughter and devoted friend. 
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2002, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church Kaufman with Rev. Brent Gentzel officiating. Interment followed in Wilson Chapel Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home of Kaufman. www.parker-ashworthfuneralhome.com. 

Nellie Daphne Dorough
Nellie Daphne Dorough of Mabank passed away Monday, Nov. 11, 2002. She was born Nov. 1, 1915, in Kemp. 
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Eubank Memorial Chapel in Mabank with Rev. Mickey Loftis officiating. Interment followed in Kemp Cemetery. 
Mrs. Dorough was a member of the Mabank Order of Eastern Star 821 and a past member of the Mabank Fire Department Ladies Auxillary. 
She was preceded in death by husband Wilkins Williamson, husband R.L. Willett, 2 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. 
Mrs. Dorough is survived by husband Temple Dorough of Mabank; daughters, Anita Nell Holt of Mabank, Peggy Joan Holt of Canton and Marilyn Dee Mixon of Hutchins; step-daughters, Jean Myrick of Mabank and Susan Shaw of Kaufman; sons, Robert Willett of Seagoville and James Williamson of Hutchins; step-sons, Billy Jack Dorough of Kaufman, Donald Wayne Dorough of Kerens, David William Dorough of Kaufman, Bobby Jerrell Dorough of Scurry and Kenneth Wren Dorough of Ennis; 29 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren. 
Pallbearers were Dewayne Holt, Keith Holt, Russell Mixon, Ricky Myrick, Jim Bob Willet and Jim Williamson. 
Funeral services for Dorough were under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.

Charline Warren 
Funeral services for Charline Warren, 79, of Kaufman, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002, in the Anderson Clayton Bros. Chapel with Rev. Ron Trosper officiating. Interment followed in the Morrow Chapel cemetery under the direction of Anderson Clayton Bros. of Kaufman. 
Mrs. Warren was born Oct. 8, 1923, in Dallas to the late Charles Victor and Della (Petty) Story and passed away Nov. 3, 2002, in Dallas. She was preceded in death by her husband Avard C. Warren and great grandchild, Holly Frances Warren. 
Mrs. Warren taught Sunday school for more than 50 years and was a member of the Red Oak Baptist Church. 
Survivors include her sons, David Warren and wife Virginia of Kaufman, Bruce Warren of Kaufman, Brian Warren and wife Susan of Farmers Branch, and Mark Warren and wife Carleen of Kaufman; grandchildren, Wendy Pate, Candy Julia, Lindsey Warren all of Kaufman, Jacob Katy, Patrick Warren all of Farmers Branch, and Dawn and Mitchell Warren of Scurry; and great grandson Marshall Pate of Kaufman. 

Arthur William Cotton 
Funeral services for Arthur William Cotton, 92, of Kaufman, were held 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, 2002, at First United Methodist Church Kaufman with Rev. John Gondol officiating. Interment followed in Lone Oak Cemetery in the Becker Community under the direction of Anderson Clayton Bros. of Kaufman. 
Mr. Cotton was born Feb. 25, 1910, to the late Ed and Lula Pennington Cotton in the Becker-Lone Oak Community in Kaufman County. He passed away Nov. 4, 2002, in Kaufman. He married Jewel Lynch on Dec. 21, 1929. They were married for 65 years prior to her passing. Arthur farmed until 1947 when he went to work for Ford Motor Company, where he worked for 24 years before retiring in 1971. His grandfather, Weaver Cotton, was one of the original settlers of southeast Kaufman County. He was preceded in death by his wife; brother, Ralph Cotton; and sister, Ruth Cotton Kerr. 
Survivors include his daughter, Ann Harris and her husband Richard of Oak Grove; son, Rev. William Cotton and his wife Lillian of Des Moines, Iowa; son, Charles Cotton of Oak Grove; grandchildren, Dr. Keith Harris, Mark Harris, Melody Cotton Bruns, Leslie Cotton Baxter, and Steve Cotton; 12 great grandchildren, Bryan, Richard, William Nikki, and Christina Harris; Christopher, Jacob, Kaitlyn Bruns, Brooke, Kayla, and Marrissa Baxter; and Allison Cotton; sister, Mary Ann Cotton Hannon; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. 
In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made to First United Methodist Church of Kaufman or of Becker, or to the charity of your choice. 

Jose Nieves Martinez 
Funeral services for Jose Nieves Martinez, 91, of Kaufman, were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002, in the Anderson Clayton Bros. Chapel with Rev. Theodore Baires officiating. Interment followed in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens under the direction of Anderson Clayton Bros. Of Kaufman. 
Mr. Martinez was born Aug. 5, 1911, in St. Pedero De Ocampo Zacatecas, Mexico, to the late Fransisco and Enedina (Rosas) Martinez. He passed away Nov. 4, 2002, in Kaufman. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maria Martinez, and daughters, Raquel Flores, and Nohemi Hernandez. 
Survivors include his daughters, Cruz Elida Fuentes, Mara Diaz, Rebecca Ramirez all of Kaufman; sons, Pedro Martinez of Greenville, and Fransisco Martinez of Mexico; granddaughters, Raquel Cisneros, Narce Flores, Geneva Flores, Elida Morales, Raquel Baires, Leticia Martinez, Patricia Martinez, Laida Ruiz, Chaya Martinez, Hiedla Martinez, Martha Martinez, Malena Martinez, Angie Martinez, and Gracie Ramirez; grandsons, Johnny Flores Jr., Adam Fuentes, Ismail Martinez, Fransisco Martinez, Ariel Martinez, Saul Martinez, Neal Martinez, Michael Martinez, Efrain Martinez, Sergio Martinez, David Ramirez, Seth Martinez, Emeterio Ramirez, Sammie Ramirez, and Joel Ramirez; and numerous great grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

David Anson Fogle 
David Anson Fogle of Plano was born Dec. 13, 1918, in Prairieville, and went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 2, 2002. 
He graduated from Kaufman High School, attended Texas Tech University and served his country in World War II as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army 331st Army/Air force base unit. He was a Master Mason in the Masonic Lodge since 1959. He was self-employed as a real estate broker until his retirement. 
David was preceded in death by his father, Thomas E. Fogle, mother Martha Clemontine (Clem) Crisp Fogle, and brother, Thomas Paul Fogle. 
Survivors include niece, Linda and Bobby Lockhart of Hope, Ark.; nephew, Paul Fogle of Commerce; niece, Marsha Fogle of Irving; two great nephews; one great niece; three great great nephews, all of Hope, Ark.; first cousins, Mary Crisp Hendricks of Marble Falls, and Jackie Crisp Swindle of Kaufman; and other family and friends. 
Visitation was held from 4-6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 4, 2002, at Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home. Services were held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002, in the chapel at Cross Bend Christian Church in Plano, with Sr. Pastor Jack Fleming officiating. A second service was held at 3 p.m. at Eubank Memorial Chapel with graveside following at Cedar Creek Memorial Park in Mabank with Rev. Don Teague officiating. 
Memorials can be made to Cross Bend Christian Church, 901 Cross Bend Road, Plano, Texas 75023. 

Cecil Hubert Kornegay 
Cecil Hubert Kornegay was born in Dallas on Oct. 1, 1927, to Hubert and Nora Thomas Kornegay. He passed away Oct. 25, 2002, in a Dallas Hospital. 
Cecil was raised in Dallas and graduated from Sunset High School in Dallas. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Alaska. On Sept. 9, 1949, he married Joy Hearne in Dallas. Cecil worked for his father at Kornegay Service Station in Dallas and began working for the U.S. Post Office in 1967. He lived in Arlington from 1955 to 1975 when he moved to Grays Prairie. Cecil was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kaufman. 
Cecil is survived by his wife, Joy of Grays Prairie; sons, Cecil H. Kornegay Jr. of Cleburne and David William Kornegay of Payne Springs; daughters, Susan Dillon of DeSoto, Joy Davis of Grapevine, Velma Kornegay of Grays Prairie and Florence Donawho of Pipe Creek; 13 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and other relatives. 
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 28, 2002, at First Baptist Church Kaufman with Bro. Harry Erb officiating. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home of Kaufman. www.parker-ashworthfuneralhome.com. 

Glenroy B. Cooke 
Glenroy B. Cooke, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away Oct. 29, 2002, at Presbyterian Hospital in Kaufman. 
He was born in Foxborough, Mass., on Nov. 6, 1923, to parents Glenroy B. Cooke Sr. and Mae Isobel Graton Cooke, who have preceded him in death. 
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Cooke of Scurry; son, Michael Cooke and wife Doretha of Strafford, Mo.; daughters, Patricia Cates and husband Charles of Scurry; Toni Birdsong and husband Larry of Scurry, and Teresa Pearcy of Springfield, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; sisters, Margee Wyman of Providence, R.I., and Phyllis Raymond of Foxborough Mass.; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. 
Arrangements were under the direction of Anderson-Clayton Bros. of Kaufman. 

Sue Ramsey 
Sue Ramsey, age 83, of Georgetown and formerly of Kemp, Texas, died Friday, Nov. 1, 2002, in Georgetown. She was born Nov. 26, 1918, to Thomas Leland and Alice (Welch) Dyer in Cherokee, Okla. 
She married Herschel Ramsey on Nov. 22, 1939 in Amarillo, Texas. She was church organist at Kaufman Presbyterian Church, and was a devoted mother, wife, grandmother, artist, educator and Christian. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Herschel “Red” Ramsey; and two brothers, Bill and Kenneth Dyer. 
Survivors are sons, Thomas Randolph Ramsey and wife Joelle of Waco, and Dr. David Alan Ramsey and wife Cathy of Georgetown; daughter, Carol Suzanne Hager and husband Tommy, of Georgetown; 8 grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren. 
Memorial services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 3, 2002, at First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Michael Roberts officiating. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Music Fund, 703 South Church Street, Georgetown, Texas, 78626. 
Arrangements by The Gabriels Funeral Chapel.

Olen L. Bailey
Funeral services for Olen L. Bailey of Kaufman were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11, in the Anderson Clayton Bros. Chapel with Mr. Paul Hilliard officiating. Interment followed in Restland Memorial Park under the direction of Anderson Clayton Bros. of Kaufman. 
Mr. Bailey was born Dec. 21, 1927 in Scurry to the late Lonnie Tolman and Lucy Lavada (Blackman) Bailey and went home to be with Jesus Oct. 8, 2002, in Kaufman. He was the eldest of four children and accepted Christ as his savior at the age of 15. 
He graduated from Pleasant Grove High School before joining the Navy in 1945. He served the Navy from 1945 to 1947 during World War II. After his military duty he returned to Pleasant Grove and married Dorris Laverne Hoffman before moving to Jefferson, Texas, in 1982 where he was a member of Jefferson Church of Christ until 2001 when he moved to Kaufman to be with family. 
Survivors include his sons, Larry Bailey of Mesquite and Tony Bailey of Kaufman; daughter-in-law, Juanita Bailey of Lemoore, Calif.; 7 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; brother, Kenneth Bailey of Kaufman; and sister, Vivian Houston of Kemp; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

Mamie Corder
Funeral services for Mamie Corder, age 92, of Seagoville were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, 2002, at Scurry Church of Christ with Brother Ken Maddox and Dr. William Kenzie officiating. Interment followed at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Scurry. 
Mrs. Corder was born July 4, 1910, in Peede, now know as Gray’s Prairie, Texas, to Robert C. and Eddie Webb Saulters. She passed away Oct. 11, 2002, in Seagoville after a long illness. 
As a child she lived in Waco and moved back to Gray’s Prairie after her marriage to John Corder on Nov. 19, 1927. Mamie was a member of Gray’s Prairie Church of Christ. She is preceded in death by her husband; 2 grandsons; 1 great grandson; and 3 sisters. 
She is survived by sons, James Corder of Mesquite, Robert Corder and his wife Phyllis of Rosser and Alvin Corder and his wife Judy of Rosser; daughters, Gladys Milam of Gun Barrel City, Edith Bishop of Scurry and Shannon Welch and husband Rickey of Seagoville; brother, J.W. Saulters of Waco; sister, Vivian New of Clifton; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren. 
Pallbearers were Shannon Corder, Doug Shewmaker, Shawn Corder, Casey Harp, Jack Bishop, Richard Payne, Brady Bishop and David Carter. 
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home in Canton. 

Andy Joe Davis
Andy Joe Davis of Kaufman, was born in Dallas on Sept. 27, 1935, to Clayton and Evelyn Barnes Davis. He passed away suddenly on Oct. 11, 2002. Andy grew up in Dallas and moved to Kaufman in 1968. He was in law enforcement for 30 years, serving as a Kaufman County Deputy Sheriff until his retirement in 2000. Andy was currently employed at Indian Oaks Golf Course working and playing the game he loved. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Kaufman. Andy was preceded in death by his father and mother 
He is survived by his loving wife Peggy, of 26 years; daughters and son-in-laws, Cindy and Mike Wilson, Sandra and Richard Underwood, Lisa and Ronnie McMahan; son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Lesa Davis; grandchildren, Michael, Ursula and Deena Wilson, Kristie and Steven Underwood, Christopher Davis, Chantry and Conner McMahan, all of Kaufman; sister, Ollie Jordan of Royse City; father and mother-in-law, Wayland and Flick Clearman; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Richard and Lerna Clearman of Warsaw. 
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14, 2002, at Cottage Heights Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Kearns officiating. Interment followed at Grove Hill Memorial Park in Dallas. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home of Kaufman. www.parker-ashworthfuneralhome.com 

Viola Clark Hart
Viola Clark Hart celebrated life from 1909 until Oct. 4, 2002. She was born in Kaufman County to Frank and Bettie Clark. Mr. Clark was a building contractor in Kaufman. 
Viola was the third daughter in a family of seven daughters and two sons. She is survived by her daughter, Betty June Ahee of Dallas; granddaughter, Lisa Conwell of Dallas; grandson, Donald Ahee of Tucson; 2 great-grandsons; brother, Clement Bryan Clark of Arlington; sisters, Patsy Clark Rice of Kaufman and Joanne Clark Lake of Crockett; and a large number of loving nieces and nephews. 
Viola graduated from Kaufman High School and pursued a nursing career at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. After Pearl Harbor, she took classes at SMU to learn to read blue prints and became an inspector at North American Aircraft. Viola will be remembered for her music and for her humor, her interest in our family history and her great generosity. 

Wayne Haygood
Wayne Haygood of Canadian, Texas, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2002. Services were held Monday, Sept. 30, 2002, at the First United Methodist Church in Canadian. Burial followed at the Edith Ford Cemetery in Canadian. 
Wayne was born in Kaufman on Sept. 16, 1937, to Dwight and Mary Haygood. He graduated from Kaufman High School in 1955. He attended Texas Tech University for one year before moving to Oklahoma State University where he received his bachelor’s degree in Animal Science in 1959. In 1960, Wayne married Gayle George of Canadian. 
Wayne’s career as a Hereford breeder began when he became the herdsman for Haggard & McHaney Hereford Farm in Kennett, Mo., in 1959. In 1960 he entered the army and was stationed at Virginia Beach, Va., until 1962. Next he became the manager of the Bruning Feedyard in Nebraska. From there he moved to the famous CK Ranch in Brookville, Kan., until 1964. That year Wayne was hired by K.D. Owen to manage Indian Mound Farm in New Harmony, Ind. 
While in Indiana he established Indian Mound Farm as one of the top Hereford operations in the world. The Indian Mound cattle won numerous shows from coast to coast and compiled more show points than any other herd in the decade of the 1970’s. Wayne sold top breeding stock for record prices to the best Hereford herds in 40 states and several foreign countries. While in Indiana Wayne served as President of the Indiana Hereford Association and then served as the President of the American Hereford Association in 1979. Wayne was involved in Hereford events around the world including Canada, Hungary, England, Uruguay and Argentina. 
By 1981 Wayne had become a full partner on the Indian Mound cattle and decided to move to Canadian, Texas, and start Indian Mound Ranch. Haygood and Owen dispersed the Indian Mound Farm herd that year with a sale that still holds the record for high average of a dispersion sale. Wayne brought all of the females that were two years old and younger to Texas to carry on the Indian Mound breeding. 
In Texas, Wayne continued to breed and sell cattle that impacted the Hereford breed. Wayne received the Animal Science Graduate of Distinction award from Oklahoma State University in 1982. He judged numerous cattle shows both nationally and internationally and is the only person to judge the National Western Hereford show in three different decades. Wayne served as President of the Texas Hereford Association and as a director of the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show in Fort Worth and as a director of the First State Bank in Canadian. In later years Wayne was honored as an honorary member of the Texas Hereford Association and an Honorary Vice President of the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show in Fort Worth and was inducted into the American Hereford Association Heritage Hall of Fame. In 2002 the Wayne Haygood National Hereford Show was held at the Fort Worth Stock Show. Wayne was a member of the Canadian First United Methodist Church. 
Wayne is survived by his wife, Gayle; daughter, Leslie Osborn and husband Tim of Tuttle, Okla.; son, Lee and wife Jacqui of Canadian; daughter, Mary Myers and husband Sean of Amarillo; two grandchildren, Will and Katie Osborn of Tuttle; and brother Carroll and wife Carla of Amarillo. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dwight and Mary Haygood of Kaufman, Texas. Suggested memorials are: United Methodist Church of Canadian, Hemphill County Hospice and the Texas Hereford Association. 

Esther Ruth Howard
Esther Ruth Howard was born March 15, 1905, in Altus, Okla., and passed away peacefully in California on Oct. 3, 2002. 
Esther Ruth is survived by her daughter, Lina Jane Cygan; grandchildren, Cindy Horn and George Mutch; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Corinne and Jessica Horn. 
She was a resident of Oklahoma and Texas until 1993 when she moved to California to join her daughter. Esther Ruth taught first grade in the Arlington School System for 35 years and retired 45 years ago to travel. Esther Ruth will be sadly missed by her family and friends. 
Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002, at the Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home in Kaufman. Private burial will be at the Mount Olive Cemetery in Scurry. www.parker-ashworthfuneralhome.com.

FRED OSCAR POTTER 
Fred Oscar Potter was born in Bynum, Texas on November 20, 1931 to Samuel and Ava Orr Potter. Fred passed away at his home in Kaufman on March 29, 2002. He was raised in Hill County and then moved to Dallas. He worked for Central Freight Lines for 35 years. After, he retired Fred moved to Kaufman in 2000. Fred married Doris Davis in Dallas on March 2, 1954, he is survived by his wife: Doris Potter of Kaufman, son: Byron Potter of Grand Prairie, daughter: Andrea Pylant of Kaufman, sisters: Nora Sims of Fritch and Mable Goodman of Hillsboro, grandchildren: Clint, Josh, Nikos and Holly and many other relatives. Funeral services were held Tues. April 2, 2002 at 10:00 am at the Parker-Ashworth Chapel and graveside services were held at 3:00 pm at Cobb Cemetery in Thorton, Texas. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home of Kaufman. www.parker-ashworthfuneralhome.com PARKER-ASHWORTH FUNERAL HOME 2217 S. WASHINGTON ST. KAUFMAN, TEXAS 75142 972-932-8152 

David Willis Bell Sr.
David Willis Bell Sr. was born in Athens, Texas on July 19, 1950 to Harry and Bessie Shackelford Bell. He was raised in Mabank and has lived in Kaufman since 1985. David served in the U S Army during the Viet Nam War. He was a life member and past commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Member of the American Legion and past member of the District 30 Honor Guard. On August 20, 1971 he married Sue Simmons in Leesville, Louisiana. David is survived by his wife: Sue Bell of Kaufman, son: David W. Bell Jr. of Florida, daughters: Brenda Williams of Alabama and Diana Roys of Alabama, father: Harry Bell of Scurry, brother: Ricky Bell of Scurry, sister: Lois Seigman of Mabank, seven grandchildren and many other relatives. Funeral services were held Wed. April 10, 2002 at 10:00 AM at the Parker-Ashworth Chapel with Rev. Charlie Weaver officiating and interment in Wilson Chapel Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home of Kaufman. www.parker-ashworthfuneralhome.com PARKER-ASHWORTH FUNERAL HOME 2217 S. WASHINGTON ST. P. O. BOX 1003 KAUFMAN, TEXAS 75142 972-932-8152

Virginia "Jean" Miller 
Virginia "Jean" Miller of Kaufman was born June 6, 1927 in Poetry, Texas to David and Pearl Howard. Departed this life peacefully on Saturday, April 6, 2002 after a lengthy battle with heart and lung disease, which she fought with fierce strength, determination and grace. Jean was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother; she found great joy in bringing her family together to enjoy life and each other. She will be remembered for her stamina and her zeal for life despite all her medical hardships and complications. Husband Ralph O. Clark widowed Jean at the tender age of 23. Jean became a widow in March of 1998 again after 42 years of marriage to Jack L. Miller. Her parents David C. Howard and Pearl Howard, brothers D. C. Howard Jr., Franklin Howard, nephew David Howard also preceded her in death. She is survived by her children Johnny Clark Sr. and wife Sherry of Plant City, Florida, Melva Clark-Smith of Mesquite, Texas, Danny Miller and wife Melaine of Forney, Texas, Debbie Miller-Beadle and husband Kenny of Kaufman, Texas, Sandy Miller of Kaufman, Texas and step-son Ronnie Miller and wife Debbie of Arlington, Texas, 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grand children. Also, survived by a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 9, 2002 at 10:00 AM at Cottage Heights Baptist Church in Kaufman. Interment in the Kaufman Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home of Kaufman.wwwparker-ashworthfuneralhome.com PARKER-ASHWORTH FUNERAL HOME 2217 S. WASHINGTON ST. KAUFMAN, TEXAS 75142 PARKER-ASHWORTH FUNERAL HOME 2217 S. WASHINGTON ST. P. O. BOX 1003 KAUFMAN, TEXAS 75142 972-932-8152 

Richard Pat Norton
Richard Pat Norton was born in the Warsaw Community on May 5, 1924 to Luther and Jessie Grubbs Norton. Pat passed away in a Dallas hospital on April 8, 2002. He moved to Terrell as a young boy and then moved to Kaufman. Pat served in the U S Army during World War II and was a member of the VFW and American Legion. On March 22, 1946 he married Bobbie Walker in Terrell. Pat was preceded in death by his wife and is survived by his son: Pat D. Norton of Dallas, daughter: Gail Norton of Kaufman, sister: Janet Wallace and her husband Carol of Kaufman, grandchild: Douglas Norton and his wife Tanya of Ferris, great-grandchildren: Dylan Douglas Norton and Taylor Michelle Norton, mother-in-law: Sarah Walker of Forney, brother-in-law: Burrell Walker of Forney. Funeral services were held Thurs. April 11, 2002 at 3:00pm at the Parker-Ashworth Chapel with interment in Kaufman Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home of Kaufman. www.parker-ashworthfuneralhome.com PARKER-ASHWORTH FUNERAL HOME 2217 S. WASHINGTON ST. P. O. BOX 1003 KAUFMAN, TEXAS 75142 972-932-8152 

Shirley Wayne Hubbs 
Shirley Wayne Hubbs was born in New Boston, Texas on February 10, 1937 to Willie and Nannie Vaughn Hubbs. He was raised in New Boston and lived in Mesquite for many years. Wayne was a former member of the Blackjack Baptist Church and a member of the House of Bread Family Church. He is survived by his wife: Debbie Hubbs, son: Charles Wayne Hubbs and his wife Misty of Terrell, daughters: Sissy McCann of Dallas and her husband Ellick, Sandy Quarrels of Royse City and her husband Bobby, childrens mother: Letha Smith, stepsons: Josh Cahill of Kaufman and Jeremy Lesniewicz of Kaufman, stepdaughters: Heather Saylors of Oklahoma and her husband Eric, Heidi Tucker of South Carolina and her husband Nathan, brothers: Sam Hubbs of New Boston and Winford Hubbs of Forney, sister: Thelma Harrell of New Boston, grandchildren: Michael, Rachael, Marcy, Curtis, Morgan, Ryan, David, Brandon, Savahana, Jacob and Trent, and other relatives. Funeral services will be Thurs. April 11, 2001 at 11:00am at the Blackjack Baptist Church with Rev. Pat Cooper officiating and interment in Blackjack Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home of Kaufman. www.parker-ashworthfuneralhome.com PARKER-ASHWORTH FUNERAL HOME 2217 S. WASHINGTON ST. P. O. BOX 1003 KAUFMAN, TEXAS 75142 972-932-8152

Gatton Lee Andrew High
Gatton Lee Andrew High was born in Kaufman on March 22, 2002 to Zachary and Sheron Kent High. Gatton passed away on April 26, 2002 in Kaufman. He is survived by his parents: Sheron and Zachary High of Kaufman, sister: Gabrielle Dawn High of Kaufman, grandparents: A. W. and Irene Baldwin of Kaufman, Randy Kent and Sandy Kent of Mesquite, great great grandparents: Mama High of Kaufman, Junior and Carolyn Sandlin of Mesquite and Rayburn Kent of Quinlan, aunt: Chrystal Clemments and other aunts, uncles and other relatives. Funeral services were held Monday April 29, 2002 at 2:00 PM at the Parker-Ashworth Chapel with Rev. Gary Hall officiating and interment followed in Kaufman Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home of Kaufman. www.parker-ashworthfuneralhome.com PARKER-ASHWORTH FUNERAL HOME 2217 S. WASHINGTON ST. KAUFMAN, TEXAS 75142

Frances Hardin
Frances Hardin of Ardmore, Oklahoma passed away in an Ardmore hospital on March 6, 2002. She was born in Scurry, Texas on March 1, 1924 to J. S. and Bula Smith Wyatt. Frances grew up in Scurry and lived in Scurry for many years before moving to Ardmore in 1969. She lived in Waxahachie, Texas from 1985 to 2001 and was a member of Farley Street Baptist Church in Waxahachie. Frances was preceded in death by her sister, Olene Shewmaker and is survived by her Husband: Joe A. Hardin of Ardmore, OK, Daughter: Betty Thomason and her husband Don Ray of Ardmore, OK, Grandsons: Eric Thomason and Nathan Thomason both of Ardmore, Ok and other relatives. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 9, 2002 at 1:00 P.M. at the Parker-Ashworth Chapel with Rev. Truman Rouse officiating and interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery in Scurry, TX. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home of Kaufman. www.parker-ashoworthfuneralhome.com PARKER-ASHWORTH FUNERAL HOME 2271 S. WASHINGTON ST. P. O. BOX 1003 KAUFMAN, TEXAS 75142 972-932-8152


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