|Billy Gene Milton
Billy Gene Milton, 55, of Hugo died Tuesday, July 8, 1997, at Horizon
Specialty Hospital, Dallas.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 12, at the Wayside Church
Of God In Christ with the Rev. Bernie Graham officiating. Maxey Funeral
Home will make burial in Fairland-Littlejohn Cemetery.
He was born March 27, 1942, in Paris to Joe and Marie Malone Milton.
He has served in the Marine Corps.
Surviving are a son, Joe Milton III of Oklahoma City; daughters, Marion
Milton of Dallas, Farrah Milton and Angel Milton, both of Hugo; sisters,
Patricia Milton of Paris and Gerri Vaugh of Fort Worth; brothers, Thomas
Milton of Paris, James McDonald and Larry Coursey, both of Fort Worth.
Pallbearers will be Billy Daniels, Cleo Hayden Sr., Sheffield Hayden
Jr. Jimmy Booker and L.A. Thomas.
Ayanna Monae Milton
Ayanna Monae Milton, six-months-old daughter of Morris and Kiowana
Milton Robinson of Paris died at her home Thursday, July 10, 1997.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 12, at Wayside Church
of God In Christ with the Rev. Bernie Graham officiating. Maxey Funeral
Home will make burial in Fairland-Littlejohn Cemetery.
She was born Dec. 22, 1996.
Surviving are the parents; a brother, Antonio Burton of Paris, the
grandparents, Debbie Milton of Paris, Charlotte Robinson of Paris and Clifford
Brown of San Diego, Calif.; and great-grandparents, Patricia Milton of
Paris, Charles Hughes of Oklahoma City; Maxine Harrison and Clifford Harrison,
both of Paris; and a great-great-grandmother, Bessie Hughes of Paris.
Lillie Mae Gibson
BOGATA - Lillie Mae Gibson, 72, formerly of Bogata, died Wednesday,
July 9, 1997, in East Texas Medical Center, Tyler.
A memorial graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, at
Cuthand Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Green officiating. Wood Funeral Home
has charge of arrangements.
She was born March 2, 1925, in Red River County to William Marvin and
Eula Mauldin Patton. She married Levi Gibson in 1939 in Talco. He died
May 13, 1992.
Surviving are a daughter, Melba Jean Williams of Hawkins; a son, Delbert
Gibson of Australia; her mother, Eula Martin of Bogata; five sisters, Goldie
Pollock of Pennsylvania, Johnnie Faye Yarbrough and Lillie White, both
of Bogata; Fern Thomas of Mount Pleasant and Patricia Whitney of Cunningham;
six grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death
by a brother, Cecil Patton, and a sister, Mattie Bell Arnold.
Velma Gerleen Collins Morris
Velma Gerleen Collins Morris, 72, of Paris died Thursday, July 10,
1997, at St. Joseph's Hospital and Health Center.
Arrangements are pending with Bright-Holland Funeral Home.
She was born Sept. 3, 1924, near Northfield, Texas, to William Enoch
and Martha McDonald Collins. She married Harley Brazil Skidmore Jan. 14,
1943. He died March 12, 1981. She married Homer Franklin Morris April 30,
1962, in Hugo, Okla. he died March 12, 1981.
Surviving are four children, Patsy Ruth Skidmore of Paris and Jacksboro,
Harlan Ray Skidmore of Carrollton, Harvey Lynn Skidmore of New Braunfels
and Melba Skidmore Brown of Paris; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Sue Skidmore, her parents,
and a brother, William Thomas Collins.
Jimmie Lou Belvin Hunt
HUGO, Okla. - Jimmie Lou Belvin Hunt, 64, of Oklahoma City died Tuesday,
July 8, 1997, at Midwest City Regional Hospital.
Miller and Miller Funeral Home will conduct graveside services at 10
a.m. Saturday, July 12, at Goodsprings Cemetery in Boswell. The family
will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
She was born Feb. 27, 1933, in Bennington to Henry and Sarah Belvin.
She worked for many years as a waitress fo Ship & Lou's in Bennington
and had worked for Little Giant Pump Co. for 23 years.
Surviving are her mother, Sarah Belvin of Boswell; a son, Jerry Paul
Belvin of Bennington; a daughter, Judy Murray of Boswell; six brothers,
Richard, Johnny and Dante Belvin, all of Boswell; Buddy Belvin of Valliant,
Vernon Belvin of Oklahoma City and Solly Belvin of McCloud; three sisters,
Lavada Duke of Atoka, Virginia Rutledge of Millerton and Debra Bacon of
Boswell; and four grandchildren.
John Rex Benniefield
John Rex Benniefield, 63, of Paris died at his home Friday, July 4,
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 12, in Dogpatch, Ark. A
wake will be held at 160 W. Center St., Paris, at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Surviving are his wife, Rita; six children, Mrs. Connie Rose, Diana
Benniefield, Robert James Benniefield, Martha Ann Jones, and Barbara Smith
all of of Paris, Nicholas McFadden of Arkansas; two brothers, Lloyd Benniefield
Jr. of Cooper and Rex Bledsoe of San Juan; two sisters, Betty and Joyce
of Cooper; his mother, Willie Bledsoe of San Juan; 12 grandchildren; four
great-grandchildren; and an aunt. He was preceded in death by a son.
Preston Fuller Wisely
FORT WORTH - Preston Fuller Wisely, 69, of Fort Worth, died Monday,
Juoly 7, 1997, in Sumner.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 10, at South Hills Baptist
Church. Burial will be in Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth.
He was born Sept. 25, 1927, in Sumner and was retired as chief chemist
at General Dynamics after 39 years. He had served in the Army, receiving
his discharge in 1947. He was a 1955 graduate of the University of North
Texas and was a member of South Hill Baptist Church and Community Involvement.
Surviving are his wife of 39 yers, Mamie Shaw Wisely; a son and daughter-in-law,
James R. and Brenda Wisely of Grapevine; a daughter, Melissa J. Wisely
of Euless; a sister and brother-in-law, Gayle and Morris Dicken of Sumner;
two grandchildren, Landon Wisely of Weatherford and Kristen Davis of Grapevine;
an aunt, Evelyn Scott of Sumner; an uncle, Lloyd Wisely of Sumner; several
cousins, and many nieces and nephews.
DEPORT - Ms. Artie Westbrook, 88, of Deport, died Tuesday, July 8,
1997, at St. Joseph"s Hospital and Health Center.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 10, at Wood Funeral Home
Chapel with burial in Highland Cemetery. The family will receive friends
from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
She was born Aug. 10, 1908, in deport to Samuel H. and Sarah Blanch
Harris Westbrook. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Deport.
Surviving are two brothers and sisters-in-law, Ralph and Jane Westbrook
of Deport and Boys and Clydelle Westbrook of Paris; two sisters-in-law,
Edith Westbrook of Paris and Mary Westbrook of Virginia Beach, Va.; and
many nices and nephews. She was preceded in death by six brothers and a
sister, Mollie Cecil, Odis, Jim, Esker, Elbert, Earl and Donald Westbrook.
Iva Jo Davis
HUGO - Iva Joe Davis, 72, of Hugo died Tuesday, July 8, 1997, at Presbyterian
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, July 11, at Miller and Miller Funeral
Home Chapel with the Rev. Stanley Pope officiating. Burial will be in Whitefield
Surviving are two sons, Norman Davis Jr. of Whitewright, Texas and
Leonard Davis of Bonham, Texas; three daughters, Hazel Davis of Hugo, Marlyn
Lavergne of Bonham and Jennie Campbell of Tulsa; two sisters, Opal Patterson
of Manitou Beach, Mich. and Flora Mae Burns of Cement; 31 grandchildren
and 25 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two husbands,
Norman J. Davis Sr. and Troy A. Skrimager and two sons, Bobby Earl Davis
and Flyd Lee Skrimager.
Ruby Lee Wages
CLARKSVILLE - Ruby Lee Wages, 73, of Avery died Tuesday, July 8, 1997,
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 10, in Lindeman Chapel of
Clarksville Funeral Home with the Rev. Rickey Hunt officiating. Burial
will be in Laurel land Cemetery in Dallas. The family will receive friends
from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
She was born Nov. 1, 1923 in Maypearl to Bobby and Effie Spiegel Bell.
She was a member of Lighthouse Full Gospel Church.
Surviving are a son, Bobby Wages of Avery; a sister, Bobbie Abel of
Dallas; a brother, Wernon Bell of Dallas; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Wages, and a daughter.
Norene Rogers, 88, a former resident of Windom and Paris, died Wednesday,
July 2, 1997, at Long Island, N.Y.
Services will be conducted by Davis Funeral Home of Henrietta at 10:30
a.m. Friday, July11, at First Baptist Church in Henrietta.
Mrs. Rogers waas formerly employed by First National Bank and Texas
Power & Light Co. in Paris. She had lived in New York with her daughter,
Sara Helen Walter and her family.
Surviving are her daughter, two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Jennie W. Brooks
Jennie W. Brooks, 81, 121-3rd NW, died Friday, July 4, 1997, at St.
Joseph's Hospital and Health Center.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, at Maxey Funeral Home
Chapel with Elder Rondie Williams officiating. Burial will be in Fairland-Littlejohn
Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the
Surviving are a stepson, James Garvin of Paris; daughters, Lula M.
Brooks and Cleta Brooks Booker of Paris, Ruby Newsome and Annie Reeves
of Denver, Colo., and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, John Rollerson and her husband, Wade
Pallbearers will be Walter Williams, Curtis Booker, James Garvin and
David M. Knowles
BOGATA - David M. Knowles, 79, of Bogata died Sunday, July 6, 1997,
in East Texas Medical Center, Clarksville.
Services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, in Cuthand Methodist Church.
Wood Funeral Home made burial in Cuthand Cemetery.
He was born Aug. 1, 1917, in Cuthand to Jess M. and Priscilla Cook
Knowles. He married Lucille Preston Oct. 14, 1940, in Cuthand. He was a
retired farmer and rancher.
Surviving are his wife; two sons, Billy Don Knowles of Grand Prairie
and Gerald Knowles of Bogata; two daughters, Patsy Dusenbury of Irving
and Penny Sanders of Arp; a brother, Steve Knowles of Bogata; two sisters,
Bernice Loftin of Irving and Cora Tidwell of Bogata; nine grandchildren;
and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Knowles,
Oct. 6, 1973.
BOGATA - Ina Williams, 90, of Fulbright died Friday, July 4, 1997.
Services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 6, at Freedom Tabernacle Church
of Christ in Paris with Elder Bruce Rollerson officiating. Brownrigg Funeral
Home of Clarksville made burial in Turner Cemetery.
She was born Aril 25, 1907, in Roxton to Will and Parilee Allen. She
was a member of Williams Church of God In Christ. She married Sam Williams
Dec 2, 1922.
Surviving are her husband, Supt. S.W. Williams of Fulbright; six daughters,
Luella Barber, Flora Broadnox and Hazel Freeman of Dallas; Everlean Finley
of Texarkana, Clara Dickerson of Clarksville and Donna Norman of Mount
Pleasant; three sons, Samuel Wayne Williams of Dallas, Roy Lee Williams
of Clarksville and Eddie Williams of Mount Pleasant; 34 grandchildren;
27 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters,
Avis Nelson of Fulbright and Ivera Byrd of Santa Anna. She was preceded
in death by three daughters, one son and a brother.
James Marcus Bright
HUGO, Okla. - James Marcus Bright, 84, of Hugo died Sunday, July 6,
1997, at Choctaw Memorial Hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, at Miller and Miller
Funeral Home with the Rev. Mutt Wallace officiating. Burial will be in
Mt. Olivet Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday
at the funeral home.
Surviving are three sons, James Bright of Glen Heights, Texas, Hiram
Bright of Hugo and Arthur Bright of Cash, Texas; two daughters, Margaret
Patterson of Ferris, Texas and Patsy Robertson of Hugo, 23 grandchildren;
38 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter and one niece, Mary
Irvin of Hope, Ark.
Billy Joe Cathey
COOPER - Billy Joe Cathey, 67, of Alvardo died Sunday, July 6, 1997,
Delta Funeral Home will conduct graveside serices at 11 a.m. Wednesday,
July 9, at Oaklawn Cemetery.
He was born in Carthage Nov. 1, 1929 to Hyson and Bessie Cathey. He
was a construction superintendent for U.S. Steel.
Surviving are his wife, Lois Mary Coyle Cathey; a son, Thomas Cathey
of Burleson; a daughter, Karen Cathey of Washington, D.C. ,and a sister,
Barbara Jean Bellscamper of Dallas.
Charles Edwin Loftin
Charles Edwin Loftin, 73, of Paris, died Sunday, July 6, 1997, at St.
Joseph's Hospital and Health Center.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, at Gene Roden's Sons Funeral
Home with the Rev. Randall Scott officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen
Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. Monday at the funeral
He was born April 12, 1924, in Paris to J.E. and Georgia Mann Perkins
Loftin. He served in the Air Force during World War II.
Surviving are his wife, Sally Morgan Easely Loftin; a daughter, Shirley
Loftin of Paris; sons, Larry and Tommy Loftin, both of Paris and Roger
Loftin of Greenville; brothers, Robert Lee and Jerry Eugene Loftin of Alvardo;
and sisters, Helen Marie Wagner of Dallas and Dorothy Tegue of Hugo.
James Albert Hammond
HUGO, Okla. - James Albert Hammond, 76, of Paris died Saturday, July
Graveside services were at 11 a.m. Monday, July 7, under the Bill Darrough
Pavillion in Mt. Olivet Cemetery with Prater-Lampton-Mills and Coffey Funeral
Home in charge of arrangements. Scott Dutton and Jack Cooley officiated.
He was retired from the Merchant Marines and was a veteran of World
War II. He was born Sept. 13, 1920, in Pushmataha County to John and Mattie
Surviving are his wife, Wilma; one sister, Dorothy Fisher of Gilroy,
Calif., and a number of nieces and nephews including Sandra Campbell of
Freddie Joyce Moore
Freddie Joyce Moore, 62, of Paris, died Friday, July 4, 1997, in Paris.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Northwest Baptist
Church with the Rev. Terry Moore officiating. Assisting the Rev. Moore
will be the Revs. Royce Dickey and Billy Dickey. Burial will be in Hopewell
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. today at Rodens Chapel
of Gene Roden's Sons Funeral Home.
The body will lie in state from 2-6 p.m. today and 9 a.m.-noon Monday.
Mrs. Moore was born Feb. 13, 1935, in Fredrick, Okla., a daughter of
Henry Franklin and Virgie Fisher Hicks. She married Archie Wayne Moore
Dec. 25, 1953. She worked for Marriott at Campbell Soup Co. and was a member
of Northwest Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, five sons, Gary Wayne Moore and his
wife, Anna Kay, of Cuthand, Archie Lynn Moore and his wife, Cathy, of Paris,
Rickey Moore and his wife, Jan, of Hot Springs, Ark., Steve Moore of Paris
and the Rev. Terry Moore and his wife, Pam, of Wichita Falls; a daughter,
Kellie Black and her husband, Steve, of Paris; three sisters, Marie Dickey
of Paris, Pauline Stout of Greenville and Norma Jenkins of California and
three brothers, Carl Hicks of Dallas, Herman Hicks of California and Henry
Hicks of Paris.
Doris Loraine Galyon
Doris Loraine Galyon, 83, of Roxton, died Friday at St. Joseph's Hospital
and Health Center.
Memorial graveside services at Restland Cemetery, Roxton, are pending
with Bright-Holland Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Galyon was born Nov. 21, 1913, in Roxton, a daughter of Jim T.
and Zincy Bowen Penn. She married the Rev. James E. Galyon July 4, 1941,
in Dallas. He preceded her death July 26, 1988.
She was a beautician for many years and was a member of the Central
Christian Church in Dallas.
Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Patricia Ann Galyon of Roxton;
three grandchildren, David Larry Galyon Jr. and wife Charla of Roxton,
Donald Brette Galyon of Fort Worth and Douglas Scott Galyon and wife Jamie
of Pottsboro; seven great-grandchildren, Megan, Cody and Joshua Galyon,
all of Hugo, Okla., Brette and Shelby Galyon, both of Pottsboro and Jessie
Bryant and Miranda Sessums, both of Roxton; a niece, Janet McAdams of Austin;
a nephew, Paul Penn of Lubbock; two foster children, Sonny and Bonnie Romero
of Mesquite; six foster grandchildren, Lisa, Mary Jane, Tiffany, Heather,
Sonny Jr. and Bennett; two foster great-grandchildren, Matthew and Rebecca.
She was preceded in death by her son, David Larry Galyon on Dec. 5,
1988, a granddaughter, Iva Loraine Galyon in 1958 and by two brothers,
Donald and Roscoe Penn.
Memorials may be made to the Ella McFadden Hospice in care of St. Joseph's
Hospital and Health Center, 820 Clarksville St., Paris, TX 75460.
Delbert L. Bryant
BOGATA - Delbert L. Bryant, 91, of Bogata, died Thursday, July 3, 1997,
in Sam Rayburn Memorial Veterans Medical Center in Bonham.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Wood Funeral Home
Chapel in Deport with Chaplain W.C. Beasley officiating. Burial in Detroit
Cemetery was under the direction of Wood Funeral Home.
Mr. Bryant was born Sept. 29, 1905, in Detroit, a son of Wallace and
Airry Hurt Bryant. He was a retired farmer and a World War II veteran,
serving in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Patsy and Clyde Mann of
Austin; a grandson, Kim Mann of Austin; a granddaughter, Pam Killingsworth
of Austin; a great-grandson, a sister, Shirley Wright of Terrell and a
brother, Gus "Bunk" Bryant of Fulbright.
MOUNT VERNON - Kenneth Pratt, 59, of Mount Vernon died Friday, July
4, 1997, in St. Joseph's Hospital and Health Center.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Harvey Funeral Home,
Mount Vernon, with Jim Crittenden officiating. Burial will be in Rockhill
Mr. Pratt was born Dec. 11, 1937, in Paris, a son of Robert and Nora
Survivors include his wife, Beverly Pratt of Pine Valley; a daughter,
Cindy Denise Rush of Richmond; a son, Robert W. Pratt of Aubry; a brother,
Bobby Gene Pratt of Paris; a sister, Betty Tom Ford of Fort Worth and six
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Louis Pratt.
Grace Everett Jones
CLARKSVILLE - Grace Everett Jones, 91, of Clarksville, died Friday,
July 4, 1997, at her home.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Cumberland Presbyterian
Church, Longview, under the direction of Clarksville Funeral Home. Burial
will take place in White Cemetery, Longview.
Ms. Jones was born Jan. 20, 1906, in Gregg County, a daughter of David
Henry and Susan Virginia Everett. She was a housewife and member of Cumberland
Survivors include two sons, Joseph Brannon Jones of Bellaire and Everett
Jones of Lewisville; four daughters, Mary Louise Gavaras of Miami, Fla.,
Sarah Fleming of Bogata, Virginia Sue Garner of Arlington and Elizabeth
Bryan of Clarksville; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Margaret Furlow Montgomery
Margaret Furlow Montgomery, 79, of Paris, died Thursday, July 3, 1997,
in St. Joseph's Hospital and Health Center.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Roden Chapel
of Gene Roden's Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Ray Starnes officiating.
Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.
The body will lie in state from 2-6 p.m. today with the family receiving
friends from 4-6 p.m. at the funeral home.
Ms. Montgomery was born Aug. 5, 1917, in Paris, a daughter of Thomas
Wade Madding and Hattie Lou Williams.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Bobby (Cherry) Rhoades of Paris
and Linda Maddox of Dallas; a sister, Lora White of Paris; six grandchildren,
Jennifer McGahee and her husband, Marc, Kimberly Maddox, Jessica McNally,
Lacey McNally, Mandy Barnett and her husband, Keith, and Melissa Rhoades
and four great grandchildren.
Mrs. Barney (Earline Short) Wilson
Mrs. Barney (Earline Short) Wilson, 85, of Pattonville died Thursday,
July 3, 1997, at her home.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bright-Holland Funeral Home
with Dr. L.C. Stout and the Rev. Jerry Moore officiating. Burial was in
Shady Grove Cemetery.
She was born April 5, 1912, in Shady Grove to Samuel Crockett and Jessie
Lucinda Hodges Short. She attended Clardy schools and married Barney Willis
Wilson Dec. 8, 1933, at Pattonville. He died Sept. 28, 1996. They owned
and operated Wilson's Grocery and Gas Station and were cattle ranchers
for many years. She was a member of Pattonville United Methodist Church
and later Shady Grove United Methodist Church. She and her husband founded
the perpetual care fund for the Shady Grove Cemetery.
Surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, Martha Porterfield and
Betty and Jimmy Slayden, all of Paris; six grandchildren, Phillip Porterfield
and wife Rita of North Richland Hills, Jayson Porterfield and wife Lesley
of Carrollton, Tamara Porterfield Williams and husband James of Atlanta,
Ga., Betty Jo Taylor of Pattonville, Dustin Blount and wife Jennifer of
Paris and Summer Slayden of Paris; six great-grandchildren, one brother,
S.C. Short; two sisters, Henrietta Watts and Dorothy Cunningham; two brothers-in-law,
James Cunningham and J.D. Allen, all of Paris; a sister-in-law, Allene
Short of Tyler. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Virginia,
a sister, Johnnie Allen, and one brother, Jack Short.
Pallbearers were Donald Bob Merritt, Sammy Short, Rufus Merritt, Curt
Woodall, Joe Burress and Gary Floyd. Honorary bearers will be Jesse Anderson,
James Day, Billy Blevins and Sonny Slayden.
Donations may be sent to the Shady Grove Perpetual Care Fund, c/o Mrs.
Eloise Sparks, Pattonville, Texas 75468.
Lolas Odell "L.O." Wheat
COOPER - Lolas Odell "L.O." Wheat, 79, of Grand Prairie, died Friday,
July 4, 1997, in the Veterans Administration Hospital, Dallas.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Oaklawn Cemetery.
The Rev. Terry Bryan will officiate with interment under the direction
of Delta Funeral Home.
Mr. Wheat was born Sept. 4, 1917, in Bowie County, a son of John Bevil
and Emma Kirby Wheat.
Survivors include three sons, L.O. Wheat Jr. of Wichita Falls, Benny
Wheat of Mesquite and Dennis Wheat of Cooper; a daughter, Susan Turner
of Streetman; two brothers, Sammie Wheat of Cooper and Carl Wheat of Payson,
Utah; three sisters, Irene Fuentes of Cooper, Julene Cathey of Moab, Utah,
and LaVern Lytle of Cooper, several grandchildren, nieces and nephews and
a special niece, Twonette Hill, of Klondike.
Elmer L. Holmes
COOPER - Elmer L. Holmes, 81, of Cooper, died Saturday, July 5, 1997,
at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist
Church, Cooper. The Rev. Lynn Holly will officiate with interment following
in Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Delta Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral
Mr. Holmes was born Sept. 7, 1915, in Lamar County, a son of John Moses
and Willie Westbrook Holmes. He married Claudia Killebrew June 27, 1934.
She preceded him in death Dec. 22, 1996.
Survivors include a son, Elmer Joe Holmes of Paris; six daughters,
Betty Brewer of Highlands, Dorothy Pennix of Cypress, Nada Crouch and Judy
Petty, both of Sulphur Springs, Marie Lowery of Salem, Ind., and Margaret
Eudy of Cooper; a sister, Jenny Watkins of Cooper, 18 grandchildren and