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Sue Cunningham Garrett
Sue Cunningham Garrett, 55, of Paris died Monday, March 26, 2001.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29, at Lamar Avenue Church of Christ with Dr. John Cannon, Patrick Cannon and Dr. Mike Bishop officiating. Burial will be in Knights of Honor Cemetery in Blossom. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Gene Roden’s Sons Funeral Home.
She was born May 25, 1945, in Hugo, Okla., to James M. and Edna Dorough Cunningham. She was a member of Lamar Avenue Church of Christ and was a homemaker. She married Paul E. Garrett on June 14, 1963.
Surviving are her husband; sons, Curtis Garrett and wife Kristi and Chad Garrett, all of Paris; a daughter, Jamilyn Garrett of Abilene; her mother, Edna Cunningham of Paris; her mother-in-law, Bessie Garrett of Blossom; a grandson, Landon Garrett of Paris; and a granddaughter, Melyssa Garrett of Paris.
Pallbearers will be Carl Haggard, Bob Crockett, Smithy Allen, Butch Munday, Hugh Anthony, Claude Jones, Clint Gage, Jim Parker and John Figgins.

Virginia Mae Hodges
Virginia Mae Hodges, 60, died at her home in Valley View Sunday, March 25, 2001.
Services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, at Womack-Manard Funeral Home Chapel in Crowell with burial in Crowell Cemetery.
Surviving are daughters, Rita Tapp of Powderly and Becky Morales of Vernon; four sisters, Lula Baty of Gilliland, Leta Merle Dunn and LaRue Russell of Crowell and Billy Joe Joy of Valley View; a brother, George Scott of Crowell; seven grandchildren and one great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald on Dec. 21, 1998, and one son, Gary Hodges, July 28, 1999.

Vivian Pearl Westbrook
BOGATA — Vivian Pearl Westbrook, 87, formerly of Talco, died Monday, March 26, 2001 in Sunbridge Nursing Home, Linden.
Services were a 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in First Baptist Church of Talco with the Rev. Keith Blankenship officiating. Burial was in Rosalie Cemetery by Wood Funeral Home.
She was born April 29, 1913, in Johntown to Tom and Sally Vaughan Smith. She was a retired teacher and taught in Halesboro, Johntown and Talco schools for over 45 years. Her husband, Elbert, died in 1950. She was a longtime active member of First Baptist Church of Talco.
Surviving is a niece, Bobbie Shoffner of Jefferson.

Austin James Prater
Austin James Prater, infant son of Leonard and Deena Prater of Marietta, Ga., died at birth Thursday, March 22, 2001.
Graveside services were at Sandy Plains Baptist Church Cemetery with Matt Hines officiating.
Other than his parents, survivors are his grandparents, James and Margaret Prater of Paris and Dacell and Lynell Shamburger of Longview; and great-grandparents, Martha Sipes of Paris and Mr. and Mrs. Shamburger of Winnsboro.

Arnold W. Cummings
COOPER — Arnold W. Cummings, 81, former Delta County resident, died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, in Wichita Falls.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 29, at Delta Funeral Home Chapel with Robert Baldridge officiating and burial in Oaklawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Surviving are his wife, Alice Lee; a son, Larry Cummings of Rockwall; a daughter, Joy Hawkins of Lubbock; two stepsons, Raymond Lee and Billy Lee of Wichita Falls; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Buck Kenneth Lovejoy
HUGO, Okla. — Buck Kenneth Lovejoy, 79, of Hugo died Monday, March 26, 2001, at his home.
Miller and Miller Funeral Home will conduct graveside services at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 29, at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. The Rev. Jeff Smith will officiate.
Surviving are his wife, Rita; a son, Kenneth Lovejoy of Texarkana, Texas; a sister, Kathryn Wyatt of Hugo; two brothers, Joe Taylor Powell of Valliant and Carl Powell of Falfurrias, Texas; and three grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. 
  
Frances Virginia Devlin Wilcox
MOUNT VERNON — Frances Virginia Devlin Wilcox, 85, died peacefully at home Tuesday, March 27, 2001.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 31, at First United Church, Mount Vernon. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Sam Harvey Funeral Home.
She was born in Gintown, Texas, June 14, 1915, to Charles J. and Mettie Parks Devlin, the fourth of their 10 children. She graduated from Bogata High School at age 15 and told great stories of the challenges of getting an education during the depression. She graduated from Paris Junior College in 1933 and taught in a one-room school at Centerpoint until her marriage to Leon Allen Wilcox of Bryan, Texas, in 1937, They celebrated their golden anniversary shortly before his death in 1987. In 1960 they moved to Mount Vernon where she was employed by the Texas Department of Public Welfare until her retirement in 1978.
Frances was a steadfast Christian, a lifelong Methodist and a member of the First United Methodit Church of Mount Vernon for more than 40 years where she served on the administrative board, board of trustees, Sunday school superintendent, worship chairman, and worked the Methodist bazaar among other things.
Frances had a wide variety of interests including traveling, bird watching and Texas Ranger baseball, however, her greatest love was spending time with her family and friends. She was the heart of her family and enjoyed life to the fullest.
Frances was a loving mother to Susan Wilcox Kinney and husband Terry of Colorado Springs, Colo; Mark Wilcox and wife Miki of Mount Vernon; and Mike Wilcox and wife Diane of Longview. She was also grandmother of Francine Davis, Gwen Martin, Alicia Taylor, Mary Wilcox and Michael Wilcox, and great-grandmother to Jeremy and Ryan Davis. She is also survived by sisters, Lucille Welch, Katherine Witcher, Dorothy Marcy, and brothers, Bob and Jerry Devlin, and many other extended family members.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 659, Mount Vernon, Texas 75457.
“A Mother is one who can take the place of all others, but whose place no one else can take.”

Ethel V. Gibson
HUGO, Okl. — Ethel V. Gibson, 100, of Fort Towson died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, in Dallas, Texas.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at Fort Towson Cemetery Chapel with Dan A. Edwards officiating. Prater, Lampton-Mills and Coffey Funeral Home will make burial in Fort Towson Cemetery.
Surviving are three sons, Ruben Gibson of Fort Towson , Wayne Gibson of Lewisville, Texas and John Gibson of Dallas; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchldren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl, April 27, 1983, and two sons, C.D. Gibson in June 1988 and Ray Gibson in August 1998.

Mildred McClure Carter
Mildred McClure Carter, 83, of Paris died Thursday, March 29 2001, at Heritage Health Care.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with the Rev. Herbert Sherwood officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time Saturday.
Mrs. Carter was born June 7, 1917, in Petty to Horace Elbert and Effie Wynn McClure. She worked in Dallas as a secretary and was a real estate agent in Paris for many years. She was very active with the Humane Society and was a Methodist.
Surviving are a sister-in-law, Jewel McClure, Rt. 2, Honey Grove, and many cousins.
Bearers will be Curtis Adams, Billy Shepard, Dan Gose, Mike Gose, Jack King, and John Halliburton.

Ernest Clifford Butler
CLARKSVILLE — Ernest Clifford Butler, 77, of Bagwell died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, in Dallas.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31, in Lindeman Chapel of Clarksville Funeral Home with the Rev. Jimmy Ellis officiating. Burial will be in Leesville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Surviving are his wife Sarah; a son, Ronald C. Butler of Clarksville; two daughters, Barbara Jean Erp, Midlothian and Sheila Faye Humphrey of Midlothian; sisters, Helen Wallace of Birmingham, Ala., Joyce Henson of Crossville, Ala., Naomi Honea and Hazel Green of Alabama; brothers Roy Butler of Albertville, Ala., John Butler and Elbert Butler of Crossville, Ala.; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Jack Vancill
CLARKSVILLE — Jack Vancill, 82, of Clarksville died Thursday, March 29, 2001, at Christus St. Joseph’s Hospital.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 31, in Lindeman Chapel of Clarksville Funeral Home with the Rev. Ed Dodson officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until service time Saturday.
Surviving are his wife, Dorothy; several nieces and nephews; and two sisters, Louise Roach of Redwater and Geraldean Mankins of Mansfield. 
 
Gladys L. Smiley
COOPER — Mrs. Gladys L. Smiley, age 93, of Ft. Worth died Thursday, March 29, 2001, in the Commerce hospital.
Graveside services for Mrs. Smiley will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, April 2, 2001 at Oaklawn Cemetery in Cooper with Noel Bailey officiating.
Mrs. Smiley was preceeded in death by her husband, Jim Mack Smiley, in 1956.
Survivors include son, Bill Smiley and wife Vivian of Ft. Worth; grandson, Mark and his wife Kim and their children, Madison, Adam and Jacob of New Hope, Minn.; granddaughter, Cheryl Brown and her husband Mark and their children Christopher of Ft. Worth and Allyson of Wortham; brother, J.O. Muncy and his wife Margaret of Ft. Worth; two sisters-in-law Marilyn Muncy of Ft. Worth and Lou Smiley of Cooper; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

Bertie Mae Kelley Lyle
Bertie Mae Kelley Lyle went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 29, 2001.
Services are scheduled at 11 a.m., Monday, April 2, 2001 at Chicota Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Sanders officiating. Burial will be in Forest Chapel Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 1, at Gene Roden’s Sons Funeral Home.
She was born September 25, 1904, in Lamar County to Oliver T. and Emmie Jane Roby Kelley. She was a homemaker and a member of the Chicota Baptist Church.
Survivors are a stepdaughter, Ann Hightower of Kansas City, Mo.; a sister, Louis Kelley Benham of Paris; and many nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are J.C. Kelley, Mickey Kelley, Christopher Kelley, Danny Kelley, Thedus Kelley, Billy Kelley, Johnny Kelley and Terry Kelley.

Dixie B. Reynolds
HUGO, Okla. — Dixie B. Reynolds, 71, of Hugo, Okla., died Saturday, March 31, 2001, at Golden Age Home.
Services will be at 2 p.m., Monday, April 2, 2001, at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Hugo, with the Rev. David Bush officiating. Burial will be in Springs Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Miller & Miller Funeral Home.
She is survived by her husband, Dale Reynolds; one son, Larry Reynolds of Hugo; three daughters, Barbara Wilson of Tulsa, Lynda Gilbert of Dallas and Janice Andrews of Bennington; her mother, Lillian Elliott of Sapulpa; two brothers, Joe Elliott of Tulsa and Alfred Elliott of Sapulpa; three sisters, Marie Hamby of Grant, Frankie Meyer of Sapulpa and Betty Stone of Cushing; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. 

Carl Cecil Foster
CLARKSVILLE — Carl Cecil Foster, 77, Rt. 5, Clarksville, a retired forester for 44 years with International Paper, died Monday, Jan. 28. 2002, at his home.
Services will be Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Clarksville with graveside services at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Cooper Cemetery in Malvern, Ark. The Rev. Mark Gossett will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 at Clarksville Funeral Home.
Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Inez Collins Foster; sons, Doug Foster of Rockton, Ill., Ken Foster of Seattle, Wash., and Martin of Saudi Arabia; daughter, Angela Funderburk of Irving; a sister, Lillian Soileau of Opelousas, La.; brothers, Charles Foster of West Plains, Mo. and Melvin Foster of Springfield, Mo., and four grandchildren.

Pete Wilkins
Pete Wilkins, 92, of Paris, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2002, at his home.
Services will at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Gene Roden’s Sons Funeral Home Chapel with Floyd Crouch officiating. Burial will be in Springhill Cemetery. 
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
He was born Sept. 14, 1909, in Hickory Ridge, Ark., to Henry D. and Annie Hill Wilkins. He married Leta Leona Cagle Oct. 30, 1940. She died Sept. 17, 1999. He was a member of the Pentecostal Church and was a retired carpenter.
Surviving are sons Harold Wilkins and wife Susie of Dallas, Roger Wilkins and wife Linda of Paris, Donald Wilkins of Paris and Jerry Wilkins and wife Rita of Sumner; daughters Peggy Franco and husband Ish of Duncanville, Nancy Seat and husband James of Paris, Judy Relford and husband Robert of Brookston, and Susie Taylor and husband Johnny of Honey Grove; 31 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Robert Relford, James Seat, Johnny Taylor, Rex Wilkins, Tony Wilkins, Dale Wilkins, Ish Franco and William “Bubba" Musick.

Clarena Crawford
HUGO, Okla. — Clarena Crawford, 96, of Hugo, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002 in Hugo.
Services will be at Prater, Lampton-Mills and Coffey Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb.1, with the Rev. Oscar Wilkie, the Rev. Michael Brown, and Allen Gates officiating. Burial will be in Springs Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
She is survived by a daughter Claretta Brown of Waco; one brother, Bill Neitch of Hugo; one grandson; one grandson-in-law; two great-grandsons, one granddaughter; two great-granddaughters; two nephews; two nieces; two step-great-grandchildren, and a step-great grandson. 
Donations may be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church Building Fund.

Mary Thompson
HUGO, Okla. _ Mary Thompson, 63, of Soper, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002, in Hugo.
Services will be held in Boswell Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31 with the Rev. Juanita Fletcher officiating. Burial will be in Restland Cemetery by Prater, Lampton-Mills and Coffey Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home chapel. The body will lie at the funeral home from Wednesday morning until service time.
Surviving are her husband, Scotty; two daughters, Trena Lynn Thompson of Tulsa, Okla., and Tracy Rene Vaughn of Springdale, Ark., and two grandchildren.

Leora W. Miller
Leora W. Miller, 90, formerly of Paris, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002, in Mount Pleasant.
Fry and Gibbs Funeral Home will conduct graveside services at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002, at Hopewell Cemetery with Chaplain Cecil McCloud officiating.
She was born June 24, 1911, in Cleveland, Okla., a daughter of Art and Esther Wilson. She married Clarence E. Miller on Jan. 21, 1929. He preceded her in death. She was retired from Hollywood Vassarette and a member of the Methodist Church.
She is survived by a niece, Carol Dean Steele of Hayward, Calif., and a friend, Paul Hale of Daingerfield. www.legacy.com

Jess Birdsong
Jess Birdsong, 82, of Brookston, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002, at Christus St. Joseph’s Hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, in the chapel of Fry and Gibbs Funeral Home with the Rev. Othoe Stegall officiating. Interment will follow in the Georgia Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Mr. Birdsong was born Nov. 1, 1919, in Boswell, Okla., a son of John Wesley and Mary Jane Garrett Birdsong. He attended Boswell public schools and was a member of the Date Street Baptist Church in Planview. While living in Plainview, he worked for Green Machinery Irrigation, and then for Lamar County Precinct 2, as a mechanic.
He married Daisy Spencer on Dec. 22, 1952, in Paris.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Steve Birdsong and wife Necie of Roxton; two daughters, Polly Maxwell and husband Rick of Paris and Janell Allen and husband Eddie of Paris; three grandchildren, J.D. Birdsong of Roxton, and Melissa and Ethan Allen, both of Paris; four brothers, Dock Birdsong of Oklahoma City, Troy Birdsong of Plainview, Joe Birdsong of Sumner; and Luther Birdsong of Amarillo; two sisters, Clara Dee Kirby of Aretesia, N.M., and Dessie McNeeley of Pittsburg, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers.
Pallbearers will be J.D. Birdsong, David Scroggins, Edgie Clements, Billy Don Spencer, Ronald Daniel, and Dean Springfield. Honorary bearers will be the employees of Lamar County Precinct 2 County Barn. www.legacy.com

Johnney Maurice Crawford
Johnney Maurice Crawford, 52, of Jacksonville, Fla., died Friday, Jan. 11, 2002.
Bright-Holland Funeral Home will conduct graveside services at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4 at Evergreen Cemetery with the Rev. Byron Howard officiating. The family will be at the home of Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Hutson in Paris.
Mr. Crawford was born July 7, 1949, in Paris to John and Doris Vincent Crawford. He served in the U.S. Army from 1967 until his retirement in 1987.
Survivors include his wife, Debbie; daughters, Jennifer Martinez and husband Ivan of Jacksonville, Fla. and Julieanne Crawford; a son, Andrew Crawford of Newport News, Va.; his mother, Dorris Hutson and husband B.A. of Paris; two grandchildren; half sisters, Marietta Wiggins of North Richland Hills and Tommie Smith of Mena, Ark. and Barbara White of Seattle, Wash.; his birth mother, Patsy Bedle and several cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father on Nov. 7, 1965.

Velma Elizabeth Peek
CLARKSVILLE — Velma Elizabeth Peek, 79, of Annona died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at Regency Nursing Home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 at Williams Chapel United Methodist Church. Burial will be in English Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Peek on July 22, 1997.
Surviving are sons, Willard Peek of Queen City and Jerry Peek of DeKalb; daughters, Sandra Caton of Annona and Vickie Clark of Avery; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchldren.

Winifred ‘Snookey’ Whiteman Warthan
CLARKSVILLE — Winifred “Snookey" Whiteman Warthan of Arlington, formerly of Clarksville, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002 at her home. 
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, in Madras Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Miller officiating. The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. at the Madras Community Center. Clarksville Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
She is survived by a son, Glenn Warthan of Arlington; a daughter, Shelia White of Conroe; three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, A.G. Warthan; sisters, Mary LaNell (Red) Hulen, and “Sis” Berry, and brothers, Jim Whiteman and Hub Whiteman.

Evelyn Esteen Treadway
McKINNEY — Evelyn Esteen Treadway, 81, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Emerald Hills Funeral Home in Kennedale, 500 Sublett Rd., Kennedale, Texas. Pastor Bruce Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Emerald Hills Memorial Park by Belew Funeral Home of McKinney.
She was born Nov. 23, 1920, and was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Treadway. She enjoyed many hobbies in life such as gardening with her late husband, bird watching, doing seamstress work, and was an avid Texas Rangers fan.
Surviving are her daughters, Brenda Snow Rhue of McKinney, Kathleen Morales Holland of Mansfield, and Denise Treadway of Waldorf, Md.; sisters, Billie Martin Hayes of Amarillo, Ruth Finlayson of Grandbury, Betty Lou Noah of Washoubal, Wash., and Wanda Tolivar of Paris; brother, Joe Mack Shipman of Windom; grandchildren, Amie Simpson, Celize Murray, Tameka Mathis, Coral Sargent, Raine Morales, Gabriel Luna, Alyssa Luna, Adam Luna and Rachel Luna; great-grandchildren Alec O’Rourke, Caeden Sargent and Malik Sargent.

Ruby Malone
Ruby Malone, 71, of Paris, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2002 at Baylor Hospital in Dallas at which time Bright-Holland Funeral Home received her into their care. 
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4 at the funeral home chapel with Bro. Bill Dickey officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Sunday, Feb. 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. Pall bearers will be Michael Moore, Bobby Ramsey, Wayne Moore, Jeffrey McGeehee, Eric Underwood and Stephen Ford.
Mrs. Malone, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister, was born Dec. 13, 1930 in Avery to Lloyd and Mary Bean Moore. She married Jack Malone on Sept. 13, 1946 in Paris. She was a housewife and a member of the Glory Baptist Church. She had lived in Paris her entire lifetime.
Survivors include her husband Jack Malone; one son, Dennis Malone and wife, Angela of Paris; four daughters, Jackie Sue Wilson and husband Larry of Paris, Kathy Lynn Bolton and husband Johnny of Paris, June Williams and husband Charles of Paris and Sandy Malone of Dallas; five sisters, Geneva Hunt and husband Jack of Nocona, Yvonne McGeehee and husband Jeff of Savoy, Velma Ford and husband Thomas of Savoy, Joan Bell and husband Elvin of Paris and Mary Kay Underwood and husband Jacky of Savoy; three brothers, Bud Moore and wife Josie, Tony Moore and wife Virginia, and Melvin Moore and wife Carol, all of Savoy; eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Everett Hayden Moore and one sister, Frankie Osborne.

Nettie Champion
Nettie Champion, 99, of Paris died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002 at Paris Nursing Home.
Fry and Gibbs Funeral Home will conduct graveside rites at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4 in Evergreen Cemetery with the Rev. Kenneth Short officiating. Friends may greet the family from 1:30 p.m. until service time at the cemetery.
Mrs. Champion was born Oct. 31, 1902 in Garvin, Okla., a daughter of Thomas and Ludie Cothran Hester. She attended public schools in Garvin, and was a member of the Southside Baptist Church of Paris and the Fidelia Sunday school class. She was also a retired employee of McCuistion Regional Medical Center.
She married Jim Chapman on Dec. 9, 1916, in Paris, and he preceded her in death on May 4, 1960.
She is survived by one son, Clyde Champion and wife Charlene of Paris; a son-in-law, Bobby Croxton of Seagoville; several nieces and one nephew.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother; two half-brothers; two half-sisters; and her daughter, Aretta Croxton.

Julia Payne
LEVELLAND — Julia Payne, 90, of Levelland died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002 in Covenant Hospital of Levelland following an illness.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4 in the City of Levelland Cemetery with the Rev. H.A. Hanks, pastor of First Baptist Church of Andrews officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of the George C. Price Funeral Home of Levelland.
She was born July 2, 1911, in Roxton. She graduated from North Texas State Teachers College and taught high school English in Pampa and Paducah from 1933 to 1938.
She married Dr. George Payne Sr. on Dec. 19, 1937 in Chicago, Ill. He preceded her in death Oct. 7, 1995. They moved to Levelland in 1952 from Austin. She was a charter member of the Cactus Drive Church of Christ and a homemaker.
She is survived by a son, Dr. George Payne Jr. of Levelland; a daughter, Julia Banister of Torrington, Wyo; and three grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Hockley County Library or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Raymond Keener
BOSWELL, Okla. — Raymond Keener, 76, of Boswell, Okla., died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002, at his residence.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Restland Cemetery with Jan Lee officiating. Prater, Lampton-Mills and Coffey Funeral Home were in charge arrangements.
He was born Nov. 24, 1925 to John and Josie (Mayo) Keener in Boswell, Okla. He was a member of the Baptist church and had lived in the Boswell area most of his life.
He is survived by his wife, Lavonne Keener; two sons, Bill Williams of LaFayette, La., and Jerry Williams of Garland; two daughters, JoAnn Weston of Hugo, and Sharon Baker of Lewisville; one brother, J.D. Keener of Billerica, Mass.; one sister, Hazel Fairchild of Galveston; and numerous grandchildren. 

Nettie Champion
Nettie Champion, 99, of Paris died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002 at Paris Nursing Home.
Fry and Gibbs Funeral Home conducted graveside rites at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4 in Evergreen Cemetery with the Rev. Kenneth Short officiating.
Mrs. Champion was born Oct. 31, 1902 in Garvin, Okla., a daughter of Thomas and Ludie Cothran Hester. She attended public schools in Garvin, and was a member of the Southside Baptist Church of Paris and the Fidelia Sunday school class. She was also a retired employee of McCuistion Regional Medical Center.
She married Jim Champion on Dec. 9, 1916, in Paris, and he preceded her in death on May 4, 1960.
She is survived by one son, Clyde Champion and wife Charlene of Paris; a son-in-law, Bobby Croxton of Seagoville; several nieces and one nephew.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother; two half-brothers; two half-sisters; and her daughter, Aretta Croxton.

Kathryn Elledge
CLARKSVILLE — Kathryn Elledge, 84, of Clarksville died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2001 at Clarksville Nursing Center.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Old Shamrock Cemetery with the Rev. James Brown officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Clarksville Funeral Home.
She is survived by a son, Dennis Ray Jones of Oklahoma City; sisters, Evelyn Westbrook of Clarksville, Betty Duren of Clarksville, Virginia Maudlin of Texarkana and Eula Sawyer of Orange; and a brother, George Melton of Glendale, Ariz. She was preceded in death by her husband and one son.

Melba Nabors Mewborn
Melba Nabors Mewborn, 63, of Hector, Ark., formerly of Paris, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, at National Park Medical Center in Hot Springs, Ark., at which time Bright-Holland Funeral Home received her into their care.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the United Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Robert Myre and the Rev. Tony Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home and will be at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Nabors at other times.
Mrs. Mewborn was born June 10, 1938, in Lamar County, the daughter of Silas Houston and Lillian Millsap. She was a member of the United Pentecostal Church in Russellville, Ark.
Survivors include her husband, Gene; three sons, Freddie Nabors and wife Kelley of Pierce City, Mo., Johnny Nabors and wife Loretta of Paris, and Phillip Nabors and wife Sheila of Powderly; four sisters, Dorothy Huddleston, Mona Gage, Jean Roden, and Rose Mary Morris; and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Yvonne Harris, one sister, Billie McFadden, and one brother, the Rev. Loys Millsap.

Jada Nicole Nickerson
Jada Nicole Nickerson, daughter of Jason Jerome Nickerson and Brandy Bellamy, entered into rest at birth Friday, Feb. 1, 2002 at Christus St. Joseph’s Hospital North at which time Bright-Holland Funeral Home received her into their care.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Restlawn Cemetery with Dr. Wilbur Simmons officiating.
She is survived by her parents; grandmother, Carolyn Bellamy; grandfather, Jimmy Lee Nickerson Sr.; and one sister, Monreyanna Lane.

Grace Reid Sullivan
Grace Reid Sullivan, 87, Rt. 1, Arthur City, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002 in Christus St. Joseph’s Hospital North.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5. under the pavilion at the Forest Chapel Cemetery with the Rev. Kenneth Short officiating. Burial will follow in the Forest Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m Monday at Fry and Gibbs Funeral Home.
Mrs. Sullivan was born Nov. 1, 1914 in Garretts Bluff, a daughter of James Elijah and Mary Tom Crain Reid. She was the last of her siblings and was preceded in death by her husband Eugene Sullivan. She was in nursing, was a steelworker, and a member of Chicota Baptist Church.
Surviving are her children, Carolyn Sue Mulder and Joe Morris Davis; grandchildren, Donna Sue Maxfield Conrad, Mary Lee Sanders Rutledge, Bobby Sanders and Jon Kirk Davis, and five great-grandchildren. 

Nowlin Nelson Cooper
CLARKSVILLE — Nowlin Nelson Cooper, 87, of Clarksville died Sunday, June 2, 2002 in Mesquite.
Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 5 in the Lindeman Chapel of Clarksville Funeral Home with the Rev. A.B. Kellam officiating. Burial will follow in Lone Star Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home.
Survivors include his wife Estelle Lee Cooper of Clarksville; five sons, Nowlin Eugene Cooper of Clarksville, Ronald Joe Cooper Sr. of Huntsville, Andy Lane Cooper of Mesquite, Randy Wayne Cooper of Mesquite and Richard Dean Cooper of Clarksville; three daughters, Alice Marie Reeves of Houston, Glenda Ruth Locher of Houston and Carolynn Lee Mitchell of Mesquite; two sisters, Opal Beatrice Duncan of Longview and Mary Lois Tipping of Hughes Springs; his brother, Lemuel Lester Cooper of Waco; 26 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren.

Rena Hemingway Emery
CLARKSVILLE — Rena Hemingway Emery, 80, of Clarksville died Monday, June 3, 2002 in Christus St. Joseph’s Hospital North.
Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 5 in McKenzie Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mike Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Survivors include her husband, Dorcas “Red” Emery of Clarksville; two sons, Randy Emery and wife Carmen of Dallas and Ken Emery and wife Brenda of League City; granddaughters, Christi George and husband Aaron of Fayetteville, Ark., Stephanie Kirk and husband Kendal of Paris and Paige Horras and husband Eric of Little Rock, Ark.; and her brother, Mayo Hemingway of Lake Jackson.

Harold A. Davis
Harold A. Davis, 95, of Paris died Saturday, June 1, 2002 at Red River Healthcare Center at which time Bright-Holland Funeral Home received him into their care.
Funeral services are set for 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6 in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Fred Fangio and the Rev. Fernon Pretre officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery near Mount Pleasant. 
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
He was born Dec. 23, 1906 in Sulphur Springs, the son of Valton G. and Ruth White Davis. He married Frances Elizabeth Eubanks on Jan. 29, 1929 in Dallas. He attended Texas A&M University and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Paris where he was a deacon and taught Sunday school for 50 years. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias, AARP and Retired Federal Employees Association. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 30 years of service in the Paris Post Office.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Jack Davis; and a daughter, Jo Anne Davis.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Julie Gatlin and husband Mark of Katy and Faye Lee and husband Robert of Chesapeake, Va.; two nephews, Bob and David Moss of Paris; two nieces, Diane Smallwood of Paris and Mary Lee Mims of Odessa; five grandchildren, Anne Tolbert, Marcus H. Gatlin, Ronald W. Gatlin, Jeanne Speight and Amy Lee; and 13 great-grandchildren

Roy Edward ‘Ed’ Sandlin Jr.
TRINIDAD, Colo. — Roy Edward “Ed” Sandlin Jr., 71, of Trinidad, Colo., passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 2, 2002 at home.
Memorial services are set for 6 p.m. Thursday, June 6 in the United Methodist Church in Trinidad, Colo. A reception will follow at the Twin Pines Restaurant at the Trinidad Golf Course. Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
He was born on Feb. 17, 1931, to Roy Edward Sandlin and Ruth Montgomery Sandlin in Grand Prairie. On June 4, 1953, he was united in marriage to Paula Joan Allen in Raton, N.M.
He spent his childhood in Texas and graduated high school in Moody in 1948. He attended Texas A&M University, College Station where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in industrial education in 1952. He went on to attend the U.S.A.F institute in Albuquerque, N.M. and received his meteorology certification in 1953. He was a partner in Raton Builders Supply from 1958-1962 and purchased Trinidad Builders Supply in 1964 which he operated until his retirement in 1994.
He was past president of both the Raton and Trinidad Kiwanis Clubs and was an active member in the Trinidad club since 1966. He served one term as the Kiwanis lieutenant governor for the Rocky Mountain District. He was a member of the Trinidad Masonic Lodge 89 from 1967 and was Master of the Lodge in 1975. He was past member of the board of directors of Trinidad State Junior College from 1974 to 1980, Trinidad Industrial Development from 1978 to 1980, Trinidad Chamber of Commerce from 1982 to 1984, Trinidad Area Arts Council from 1997 to 2000 and was president of Mountain States Lumberman’s Association from 1986 to 1990, current board member of International Bank in Trinidad and current president of the Fisher Peak Volunteer Fire Department. He volunteered his time extensively as a fundraiser for the Girl Scouts of America, T.S.J.C. Booster Club and as a travel counselor at Colorado Welcome Center. He was a member of Christ in the Canyons Fellowship.
Survivors include his wife, Joan; daughters, Karen Sandbeck and husband Cal of Trinidad, Colo., Donna Hannah and husband Mark of Prescott, Ariz. and Brenda Driscoll and husband Patrick of Littleton, Colo.; his son, Scott Sandlin and wife Allison of Trinidad, Colo.; eight grandchildren; and his sister, Beverly Veach of Fort Worth.
Honorary pallbearers are his son Scott and his sons-in-law, Cal Sandbeck, Mark Hannah and Patrick Driscoll and nephew, Bill Allen.
If desired, the family requests that contributions be made to the local chapter of the American Cancer Society or to the Roy Edward Sandlin Memorial Scholarship Fund at International Bank of Trinidad for Building Trades at Trinidad State Junior College.

Sam Rowan
HUGO, Okla. — Sam Rowan, 81, of Wright City, Okla., died Sunday, June 2, 2002 in Parkview Care Center in Valliant, Okla. 
Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 5 in Watermill Freewill Baptist Church with Bro. Bob Thornburgh officiating. Burial will follow in Valliant Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Ethel Rowan; two sons, Wayne Rowan of Wright City and Doug Rowan of Valliant, Okla.; three daughters, Shirley Blackard of Valliant, Okla., Linda Eppler of Fort Towson, Okla., and Karla Forbes of Mobile, Ala.; two brothers, Tom Rowan of Okemah, Okla., and Emmit Rowan of Wright City, Okla.; three sisters, Bertha Neal of Valliant, Okla., and Francis Thompson and Hazel Melton both of Kalamath Falls, Ore.; 16 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. 

Ida Catherine McQuatters
Ida Catherine McQuatters, 82, of Paris passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2002 at Christus St. Joseph’s Hospital North at which time Bright-Holland Funeral Home received her into their care.
Services are set for 10 a.m. Saturday, June 8 at Hillcrest Missionary Baptist Church in Paris with the Rev. Bill “William” Snell officiating. Interment will follow at Lanes Chapel Cemetery in Clarksville. 
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.
She was born on Nov. 21, 1919 in Bangs to Claude and Annie Dunn Bishop. She married Rudolph William McQuatters in 1938 in Midland. He preceded her in death on April 10, 1962. She had lived in the Paris area for 38 years; had been a housewife and a member of the Hillcrest Missionary Baptist Church in Paris.
She was preceded in death by her husband; one daughter, Barbara Ann Avery; four sons-in-law, Frank Avery, John Henry Keele, Wayne McAfee and W.R. Barnard; four brothers, Fred Bishop, Coy Bishop, James Bishop and Jackie Bishop; two grandsons, Tommy Keele and Billy Smith; one great grandson, Johnathyn McQuatters; and one great-granddaughter, Kaycee Loranger
Survivors include her two sons, Rudolph William “Bud” and wife Norma Jean McQuatters of Paris, James Francis and wife Frances Ann McQuatters of Blossom; her four daughters, Naomi Rodden and husband James of Clarksville, Bea Barnard of Fort Worth, Malinda McAfee of Paris and Penny Smith and husband Daniel of Paris; two brothers, Dennis Bishop and wife Ann and Gene Bishop and wife Betty, all of Midland; her sister, Reba James of Odessa; 18 grandchildren; and 39 great-grandchildren. Her grandsons will serve as casket bearers.

Charles Dale Smith
Charles Dale Smith, 60, of Blossom died Tuesday, June 4, 2002 at Christus St. Joseph’s Hospital South at which time Bright-Holland Funeral Home received him into their care.
Graveside services are set for 10 a.m. Friday, June 7 at East Post Oak Cemetery with the Rev. Buddy Hines officiating. 
The family will receive from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. 
He was born Jan. 29, 1942 in Cunningham the son of Alfonzo and Angie Jewel Taylor Smith. He married Carol J. Lane on Aug. 27, 1961 in Paris. She preceded him in death on Feb. 14, 2001. He grew up in Lamar County and was a loving son, husband, father and grandfather. He retired from Campbell Soup Company after 35 years of service.
Survivors include two sons, Randy Smith and wife Kimberly of Woodland and Stacy Smith and wife Betty of Blossom; five brothers, Darrell Wayne Smith of English, Grant Smith of Ferris, Paul Smith of Mesquite, Donald Ray Smith of Pattonville and Larry Smith of Cunningham; five sisters, Sue Goley of Paris, Ruth Ann Coleman of Deport, Karen Lee Cherry of the Dallas area, Shirley Haskell of Deport and Bobbie Merchant of Bogata; and six grandchildren, David Smith, Deborah Smith, Daniel Smith, Michael Smith, Diann Smith and Miranda Smith.
Casket bearers will be Bobby Lane, Chad Davidson, Robby Matlock, David Smith, Daniel Smith and Michael Smith.

Doris F. Kelley
Doris F. Kelley, 66, of Paris died Tuesday, June 4, 2002 at her home with her loving family at her bedside.
Funeral services are set for 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 7 at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Bro. Jay Tidwell officiating. Burial will follow in Long Cemetery. 
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and will be at the Kelley home at other times.
She was born Feb. 28, 1936 in Paris the daughter of Woodrow “Buster” and Willie Moore Maggard. She married Donald Wayne Kelley on Feb. 5, 1955. He preceded her in death on April 29, 1989. She was a member of the Bonham Street Church of Christ.
Survivors include her two daughters, Tammy Kelley of Paris and Gala Burns and husband Eric of San Antonio; four grandchildren, Jeremy Kelley of Paris, Alexus Kelley of Paris, Tye Bivens and Zach Bivens both of San Antonio; two brothers, Stanley Maggard and wife Judy of Boswell, Okla., and Leston Maggard and wife Lareece of Powderly; and her sister, Joyce Conder of Paris.
Casket bearers will be Ronnie Brunson, Ryan Brunson, Andy Conder, Eric Conder, Charles Arnold, Tommy Arnold and Craig Burns.

Dennis M. Bazhaw
Dennis M. Bazhaw, 55, of Pampa, formerly of Cunningham, died Monday, June 3, 2002 at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. 
Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Friday, June 7 at Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. C.G. Renfro officiating. Burial will follow in Restland Cemetery in Cunningham under the direction of Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home. 
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
He was born Dec. 26, 1946 in Cunningham, a son of Charles Bazhaw and Edna Batch Pierson. He married Sue Ward on May 19, 2001 in Pampa. He was director of operations for health care centers and a member of Cunningham Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Sue of Pampa; two sons, James Bazhaw of Dallas and Clifton Bazhaw of Wilmer; his daughter, Regina Newman of Frisco; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Donnie Bazhaw of Arlington and Charles Bazhaw Jr. of Balch Springs and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Jeremy Burns, Jeff Koster, Chad Farris, Bob Koster, Charles Baker and Billy Ray Oats.

Beatrice Kelley
Beatrice Kelley, 85, of Paris passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2002 in Paris.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, June 7 in the chapel of Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home with Nolan Butler officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Lamesa Memorial Park in Lamesa with Kalith Brown officiating. Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
She was born on May 26, 1917 in Lamesa to J.R. and Nettie Jouett Tipton. She married Dick Kelley on Feb. 5, 1936. 
She moved from Welch to Paris in 1996. She was an active member of the College Street Church of Christ. She was also a member of the church quilting group, The Sunshine Club, Kill Kare Klub and PrimeTime where she served as a member of the Advisory Board.
She is preceded in death by her husband; daughter-in-law, Nancy Kelley; and her brother, H.T. Tipton.
Survivors include sons, Bob Kelley and wife Wanda and Doug Kelley, all of Paris; grandchildren, David Kelley, Ricky Kelley, Randy Kelley and Kristy Norrell; and nine great-grandchildren. 
If desired, donations may be made to Inspiration Cancer Foundation, 4530 Thomas Dr., Paris, Tex. 75462 or Ella McFadden Hospice.

J.V. Flowers Jr.
COOPER — J.V. Flowers Jr., 84, of Ben Franklin died Tuesday, June 4, 2002 at Christus St. Joseph’s Hospital South.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 6 at the Ben Franklin United Methodist Church with Al Clark and John Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of Delta Funeral Home.
Survivors include his wife Edna Earle Flowers of Ben Franklin; his nephew, Ronnie Morris and wife Rita of Paris; great-nieces, Shelly Crowell and husband Ray of Paris; and great-nephew, Eric Morris and wife Tracy of Paris and their children, Keathan and Erica Morris. 

Robbie Jenell Jumper
Robbie Jenell Jumper, 72, of Paris passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2002 at her son’s residence in Plano.
Graveside services are set for 11 a.m. Friday, June 7 in the Meadowbrook Gardens with the Rev. Thomas Keithly officiating under the direction of Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home. 
The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. Friday until service time at the cemetery. 
She was born on Jan. 24, 1930 in Cunningham, a daughter of Garland and Opal Ladd Anderson. She was retired from Campbell Soup Company.
She was preceded in death by two brothers.
Survivors include her son, Robert Stan Jumper and wife Judy Ruth of Plano; her daughter, Vicki Ann Chastain of Frisco; grandchildren, Derrick Jumper, Hunter Jumper, Rhonda Aikman and husband Troy and Angela Wyatt and husband Joshua; great-grandchildren, Rachel Worthy, Jordan Aikman, Austin Wyatt and Tyler Wyatt; two brothers, Cecil Anderson and Kenneth Anderson, both of Paris; two sisters, Alice Anderson of Dallas and Arlene Hahn of Phoenix, Ariz.

C.L. Presley
CLARKSVILLE — C.L. Presley, 84, of New Boston died Wednesday, June 5, 2002 at Christus St. Michael’s Hospital.
Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Friday, June 7 in the Lindeman Chapel of Clarksville Funeral Home with the Rev. James Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Jamison Chapel Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Pauline Potts Presley; two daughters, Beverly Granbery and husband Charles and Judy Estes, both of DeKalb; his sister, Veda King and husband Wilson of Clarksville; sister-in-law, Valeria Presley of Avery; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Baby J'Lee D'Avion Hickson-Cherry
Baby J'Lee D'Avion Hickson-Cherry, infant son of Shareesa Cherry and Jason Hickson of Paris, died Monday, June 3, 2002 at Christus St. Joseph’s Hospital.
Graveside services are set for 1 p.m. Friday, June 7 at Fairland-Littlejohn Cemetery under the direction of Maxey Funeral Home.
He was born on April 9, 2002 in Dallas.
Survivors include his parents of Paris; brothers, James Murphey Jr. and Jason Hickson both of Paris; grandparents, Sandra and James Hickson of Paris; and great-grandparents, Doris Stewart and Lolar Morris of Paris.

Frances E. 'Williams' Sanguin
HUGO, Okla. — Frances E. "Williams" Sanguin, 81, of Hugo, Okla., died Tuesday, June 4, 2002. 
Memorial services are set for 10 a.m. Saturday, June 8 in the First United Methodist Church of Hugo, Okla. with the Rev. Richard Eckel officiating under the direction of Prater-Lampton-Mills & Coffey Funeral Home. 
Survivors include her two daughters, Kay Medley of Casa Grand, Ariz. and Judy Long of Hugo, Okla.; her sister, Nancy McGehee of Sun City West, Ariz; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. 

Evelyn Grimmett Lyons
Evelyn Grimmett Lyons, 53, of Paris passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2002 at her home. 
Funeral services are set for 4 p.m. Friday, June 7 at Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home with Bro. J.T. McNabb and Bro. William Snell of Hillcrest Missionary Baptist Church officiating. Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
She was born on Oct. 6, 1948 in Paris to James Andrew and Stina Pierce Grimmett. She attended J.G. Wooten in Paris and graduated from Crozier Tech High School in Dallas. She had attended Eastfield College in Dallas. She loved music and played the piano and sang in her church while living in Dallas.
She was employed by Mike Russell's Allstate Insurance Agency. She had worked at Mobil Oil Corporation as an executive secretary in Dallas for eight years until they moved their offices from Dallas. She then worked for Goodloe Realty as executive secretary until two years ago, when she moved to Paris to care for her mother.
She is survived by her mother, Stina Lenoir; her brother, James T. Grimmett and wife Donna of Lubbock; two sisters, Ruby Stout and husband Herbert of Snyder and Martha Henry and husband Grover of Paris; five nephews; five nieces; six great-nephews; seven great- nieces; two great-great nieces; one aunt; one uncle; and innumerable cousins.

Clarence Davidson
HUGO, Okla. — Clarence Davidson, 80, of Grant, Okla., died Tuesday, June 4, 2002 in Dallas.
Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Friday, June 7 in the Grant First Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Armes officiating. Burial will be in the Grant Cemetery under the direction of Prater-Lampton-Mills & Coffey Funeral Home.
He was born on Sept. 30, 1921 in Grant, Okla. to Jesse D. and Parthenia Sparks Davidson. He married Betty Orr in February of 1979 at Grant, Okla. He had lived in the Grant area most of his life and was a member of the Grant Baptist Church. He had worked in the oil fields in Texas and Oklahoma. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Jesse and Earl Davidson; and two sisters, Trudy Hembree and Margie Walton.
Survivors include his stepdaughter, Sandy Scott and husband Johnny of Grant, Okla.; his brother, Bob Davidson of Mesa, Ariz.; two step-grandchildren, Mark Scott and wife Tonya and Wade Scott and wife Amy, all of Hugo, Okla.; three step-great-grandchildren, Ashlyn, Cade and Lain Scott. 

Thelma Stewart Smith
Thelma Stewart Smith, 96, of Paris died Tuesday, June 24, 2003, at Paris Nursing Home after a brief illness.
Graveside rites will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 27, at Meadowbrook Gardens Cemetery with the Rev. Steven Cook officiating.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 26, at Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home.
She was born Sept. 16, 1906, in Paris, a daughter of Robert Lee and Geneva Wilson Stewart. She attended public schools in Paris and was a member of the Oak Park United Methodist Church.
She married Jack Smith on April 15, 1954. He preceded her in death in 1988. She was also preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.
Survivors include two nephews, George House of Paris and Thomas House and wife, Martha, of Blossom; two nieces, Thelma Rains and husband, Bill, of Amarillo and Fairy Lynn Blankenship and husband, J.D., of Lawton, Okla.; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. 


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