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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, 1997.
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.

Artie Westbrook
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 Hospital, dallas.
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 Cemetery.
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, in Paris.
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
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 funeral home.
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 Brooks.
Pallbearers will be Walter Williams, Curtis Booker, James Garvin and Ray Brooks.

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.

Ina Williams
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, in Burleson.
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 home.
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 5, 1997.
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 Cooley Hammond.
Surviving are his wife, Wilma; one sister, Dorothy Fisher of Gilroy, Calif., and a number of nieces and nephews including Sandra Campbell of Hugo.

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 Cemetery.
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.

Kenneth Pratt
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 Cemetery.
Mr. Pratt was born Dec. 11, 1937, in Paris, a son of Robert and Nora Eubanks Pratt.
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 grandchildren.
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 Presbyterian Church.
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 home.
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 29 great-grandchildren.


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