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Carl George Neeley
HONEY GROVE — Carl George Neeley, 59, of Honey Grove died Friday, Nov. 2, 2001, at Christus St. Joseph’s Hospital-North. 
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at First Baptist Church in Honey Grove with the Rev. Terry Paul Cunningham officiating. Masonic graveside services will be rendered in Oakwood Cemetery. Cooper-Sorrells Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
He was born Dec. 22, 1941, in Paris to Manuel George Neely and Mary Dow Covington. He was a farmer for more than 50 years.
He was a member of First Baptist Church in Honey Grove, and graduate of Honey Grove High School. He was a former member of the Texas National Guard and served in the Medical Corp in the 49th Armored Division. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of the Honey Grove Masonic Lodge # 164 AF & AM. He was also a Shriner, and a member of Hella Temple.
Survivors include two sons, Ross Neely and wife Gina, of Honey Grove and Chance Woodard of Denver, Colo.; daughter, Vicky Millhollon and husband Mike of Windom; brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Dollie Neeley of Honey Grove; sisters and brothers-in-law, Martha and Billy Burnsed, and Charlotte and J.W. Shannon, all of Honey Grove; an uncle and aunt, Newman and Vivian Neeley of Roxton; grandchildren, Maegan Neeley and Kevin Millhollon; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Murray Jackson, Joe Clyde Henry, Frank Boehler, Fred Fore, Jimmy Peebles and Ricky Snell.

Clovis Lee Decker
HUGO, Okla. — Clovis Lee Decker, 83, of Antlers, Okla., died Friday, Nov. 2, 2001, in Paris. 
Miller and Miller Funeral Home of Hugo, Okla., will conduct graveside services at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, at Cloninger Family Cemetery in Spear, Okla., with Bill Lotheridge and Ronnie Branton officiating. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred Decker; sons, Verbin Decker of Antlers, Okla., and Christopher Lee Decker of Littleton, Colo.; daughter, Edwinna Burns of Ledering, Mich.; brother, Harvey Decker of Hartthron, Okla.; sister, Louise Lowe of Portland, Ore.; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Monroe, Kevin Monroe, David Monroe, Otis Cloninger, Ronnie Branton, Bryant Rickman, Earnie Carlile and Milton Rickman.

Maurine Cotton
COOPER — Maurine Cotton, 85, of Cooper died Friday, Nov. 2, 2001, in Cooper. 
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, in Delta Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Scott Mayfield officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
She was born July 23, 1916, in Delta County, the daughter of Joe and Beulah Jeter. She married Willard Cotton on Sept. 5, 1932. He preceded her in death on Dec. 20, 1983. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Cooper, and had retired from Lee Jeans Co.
Survivors include son, Jerry Cotton of Cooper; daughter, Kate Kesler of Mesquite; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Myrtle Rozell Cummings
Myrtle Rozell Cummings, 85, of Paris died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001, at Christus St. Joseph’s Hospital-South. 
Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home will conduct graveside services at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Georgetown Cemetery in Pottsboro with the Rev. David Hudgens officiating.
She was born April 15, 1916, in McKinney, a daughter of Wade and Nora Miles Cook. She married Daniel J. Cummings in Corpus Christi on June 6, 1938. He preceded her in death Dec. 4, 1976. She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist Church.
Survivors include son, Ronald Cummings and wife Shirley of Pottsboro; sister, Mozelle Teasdale of Paris; two grandsons; and three great-grandchildren.

Maye Lowrance
Maye Lowrance died Friday, Nov. 2, 2001, in Plano.
Services will be a 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Restland Abbey Chapel. Entombment will be at Abbey Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home on Greenville Ave.
She was born July 13, 1919, in Blossom to George Bentley and Effie Lee Patton Lowrance.
She is survived by a sister, Eloise Shirley of Paris; a brother, William Hammond Lowrance; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

W.R. “Roger” Armstrong
W.R. “Roger” Armstrong, 84, of Crosby died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, in Baytown.
He was born April 26, 1917, in Lamar County to Dick and Maggie Armstrong. He was retired from the City of Houston Public Works Department after 30 years and was a lifetime member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Association Harris County Fair Association, and the Crosby Fair and Rodeo Association.
Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Edna; son Sonny Armstrong of Crosby; daughters Joan Brock and Jean Balcerowicz, of Crosby; brother Richard Armstrong of Crosby; sister Katherine Grooms of Tyler; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Jack Johnson
HUGO, Okla. — Jack Johnson, 81, of Hugo died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Mt. Olive Funeral Home Chapel with Jim Wallace officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Surviving are his wife, Lillie; five daughters, Frances June Gray, Lillian Margo Jeczminez, Mira Ann Rodriquez, Teresa Lynn Stribrieney and Wendy Dawn Sosbey, all of California; 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Fannie Dady
HUGO, Okla. — Fannie Dady, 73, of Boswell, Okla., died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001, at Choctaw Memorial Hospital.
Services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Jesus Name Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Daniel Cress officiating. Mt. Olive Funeral Home made burial in Restland Cemetery, Boswell.
Surviving are a daughter, Dollie Summerville of Boswell; a brother, Robert Barnard of Kemp, Okla.; three grandchildren, Jackie Martin of Boswell, Bryan Martin of Whitney, Texas, and Ronnie Summerville of Boswell; and eight great-grandchildren.

Jake James
PHOENIX — Jake James of Phoenix, Ariz., died there Friday, Oct. 12, 2001.
Services were held at the Church of Beatitudes in Phoenix with Pastor Steven Sterner conducting the services. Burial was at Greenwood Memorial Park.
Mr. James was born June 30, 1919, in Paris to Jessie L. and Laura Gordon James. He joined the Air Force at an early age, serving 29 years before retiring as a Master Sergeant. After the service he worked for Lockheed Air Service, retiring from there in 1980.
Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Virginia Lee James; a son, Jake L. James, and daughters Laura Walter and Claudia James, all from Phoenix; one grandchild; several great-grandchildren; sister Marie James Szalay and husband Joe of Sherman; and several nephews and nieces in Paris. He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Calvin, Carmack, Robert Lee and Archie James, and two sisters, Edith James and Elizabeth Miller.

Patsy Ann Ward
BOGATA — Patsy Ann Ward, 62, of Bogata died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001, in Wadley Hospital, Texarkana.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, in First Baptist Church of Bogata with the Rev. Blake Dungan and the Rev. Donnie Sherrill officiating. Burial will be in Bogata Cemetery by Wood Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Ward was born Aug. 28, 1939, in Rugby to Marvin Holmes “Jack” Franklin and Edith Lavelle “Duga” Ragsdale Franklin. She married Rufus Ward Jr. Dec. 2, 1955, in Bogata. 
She is survived by her husband; her mother, Edith Franklin of Paris; two daughters, Carla Allen and her husband James of Arlington and Dana Ward of Deluth, Ga.; a son, Steven Ward and his wife Anita of Arlington; two brothers, Jack Franklin and his wife Nettie of Garland and Ricky Franklin and his wife Mary Ann of Paris; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Jack Franklin, in 1982.
The family requests memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4082 Summerhill Square, Texarkana, Texas 75503 or Lamar County Humane Association, P.O. Box 8, Paris, Texas 75460.

Willie G. Dawson
COOPER — Willie G. Dawson, 80, of Pecan Gap died Monday, Nov. 5, 2001, at Christus St. Joseph’s Hospital North in Paris.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Pecan Gap Methodist Church with Walter Zimmerman and David Yunker officiating. Burial will be in Pecan Gap Cemetery by Delta Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Surviving are her husband, Joe; daughters Billie McCarrell of Rowlett and Barbara Finley of Cumby; a brother, Joe Woodard of Henderson; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Stancil, in 1991. 

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.

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.

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, Julia 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, Dianne Smallwood of Paris and Mary Lee Mims of Odessa; five grandchildren, Anne Tolbert, Marcus H. Gatlin, Ronald W. Gatlin, Jeannie Speight and Amy Lee; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Johnny Thurman
HONEY GROVE — Johnny Thurman, 59, of Honey Grove died Monday, June 3, 2002 in Christus St. Joseph’s Hospital South. 
Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Thursday, June 6 in the First Baptist Church of Honey Grove with Dr. James A. Puckett officiating. Burial will follow in the Hickory Grove Cemetery under the direction of Cooper-Sorrells Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
He was born on April 25, 1943 in Pecan Gap to William Raymond and Ollie Mae West Thurman. He married Mary Evelyn Dykes on Nov. 2, 1962 in Honey Grove. He was a Production Area Supervisor for the Campbell Soup Company retiring after 34 years of service.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Blue Lodge AFAM Honey Grove #164 and he was a Scottish Rite 32nd degree mason.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and four sisters.
Survivors include his wife Mary Thurman of the home; two daughters, Vickie Terrell of Roxton and Caron Thurman of the home; grandson, Kameron Terrell of Roxton; two sisters, Jo Wheless of Irving and Annell Ball of Garland; five brothers, Bill Thurman and George Thurman both of Honey Grove, Mack Thurman of Paris, Gene Thurman of Savoy and Charles Thurman of Hurst; and numerous nieces and nephews and cousins.
Pallbearers will be Charley Rhodes, Larry Green, Stan Maddox, John Decker, Jim Irwin, Bill Corsey, Don Jackson, Troy Garner, Sam Downs and Carl Peak. Honorary pallbearers are Don Stucky, Dale Calihan and W.D. Chamberlain.

Beau Buchanan McDaniel
CLARKSVILLE — Beau Buchanan McDaniel, 24, of Clarksville died Sunday, June 2, 2002 in Monohans.
Memorial services are set for 10 a.m. Thursday, June 6 in the Lindeman Chapel of Clarksville Funeral Home with the Rev. A.B. Kellam and Dale Parker officiating. 
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
He was born June 15, 1977 in Albany, Ohio to Elie Wesley McDaniel and Susan Carolyn Malone Martin.
He was preceded in death by his father. 
Survivors include his parents, Susan and Wayne Martin of Clarksville; his son, Gable McDaniel of Detroit; two daughters, Dylan McDaniel of Detroit and Megan McDaniel of Clarksville; sisters, Caroline White and Stephanie Johnson of Spokane, Wash. and Kristin Sloppy of Wylie; his brother is Troy Sloppy of Dallas.

Christine ‘Tootie’ Caldwell
HUGO, Okla. — Christine “Tootie” Caldwell, 80, of Oklahoma City died Monday, June 3, 2002.
Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Friday, June 7 in the First Baptist Church of Boswell, Okla. under the direction of Miller & Miller Funeral Home. 
Survivors include four children, Larry Keith Speer of Lehigh, Okla., Nettie Fay Davidson, Ira “Butch” Speer and Betty Lee Davidson all of Oklahoma City; two brothers, D.A. Ainsworth of Boswell, Okla. and Gus Ainsworth of Madill, Okla.; her sister, Alice Sutterfield of Boswell, Okla.; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Leafie E. Treece
HUGO, Okla. — Leafie E. Treece, 101, of Lakewood, Calif., formerly of Hugo, Okla., died Sunday, June 2, 2002.
Graveside services are set for 10 a.m. Friday, June 7, 2002 in the Mount Olivet Cemetery Pavilion with the Rev. Wayne Higginbotham officiating. Prater-Lampton-Mills & Coffey Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
She married William Christian Treece on July 14, 1919.
She was a homemaker and was a very active member of the Southside Baptist Church in Hugo, Okla. for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, three brothers and five sisters.
She is survived by her son, William Treece of Lakewood, Calif.

Florence Marian Thomas Dickson
Florence Marian Thomas Dickson, 90, of Paris died Monday, June 3, 2002 at Christus St. Joseph’s Hospital South. 
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 6 at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church with the Rev. Anthony Alphonse as celebrant.
A Vigil Service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 5 in the chapel of Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home with visitation following.
Interment rites will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 8 at the Forest Park West Memorial Chapel in Houston with Deacon Donald E. Bradley officiating.
Marian was born March 8, 1912 in Cooper, the only daughter of Mathias Joseph “Matt” Thomas and Florence Mae Womble Unsell Thomas. She attended East Texas State Teachers’ College, where she obtained her bachelors degree and masters degrees, majoring in speech and english, with a minor in music. She began a teaching career in the Blossom schools and retired from the Addicks Independent School District after 44 years. She moved to Paris in 1991. Marian had taught in every grade, kindergarten through college english. She was a member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church. The love of her life was music, and her greatest joy was playing piano and organ for her friends.
She married Fielding Breeden “Dick” Dickson on Sept. 20, 1936 and he preceded her in death on April 8, 1972.
She is survived by four nephews, Charles Martin Thomas of Glendale, Ariz., Stuart J. Thomas of Mesa, Ariz., Dr. Hinton Dickson Hoese of Rockport and Dr. Douglas Fielding Hoese of Sydney Australia; a niece, Megan Margaret Thomas of El Sorrento, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Jane Dickson Sherman of Kerkonkson, N.Y.; a cousin, Laura Carrington of Paris; and lifelong friends Charles Davis of Thousand Oaks, Calif. and Kristine Bettinger of Henderson, Nev.
In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by two brothers, S.C. Unsell, in 1961, and M.J. “Sonny” Thomas in 1976.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made to M.D. Anderson Cancer Research Hospital, Houston, or to a favorite charity.

Frances E. ‘William’ Sanguin
HUGO, Okla. — Frances E. “William” 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. 
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. Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.


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