|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
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
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
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral
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
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, 85, of Paris passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2002 in
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
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
HONEY GROVE — Oletta Williams, 84, of Windom died Wednesday, June 5,
Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8 in the
Cooper-Sorrells Chapel with the Rev. Vergie Haldbrook officiating. Burial
will follow in Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Cooper-Sorrells
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral
Survivors include her daughter, Kay Grounds and husband David of Dallas;
her son, Galon Williams and wife Pat of Windom; her sister, Rachael Marshall
of Big Spring; six grandchildren; and three great-grandsons.
Pallbearers will be B.J. Stallings, Mark Stallings, Tommy Oliver, Joe
Clyde Henry, Billy Joe Roberts and Al Treadway.
James Ronnie Allen
James Ronnie Allen, 57, of Paris died Thursday, June 6, 2002 at Christus
St. Joseph’s South.
Graveside services are scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 2002
in the Knights of Honor Cemetery with the Rev. David Gillian officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral
He was born Jan. 26, 1945 in Blossom to Maurice and Martha Laine Kelton
Allen. He married Barbara Marie Davis on May 17, 1969. He was cabinet maker
and a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Allen of Paris; his mother, Martha
Hardin of Fort Worth; his sons, Jeffrey Allen and wife Laura of Minter,
Randy Lee Allen and Ricky Don Davis and wife Gina, all of Paris, Ronnie
William Allen and wife Dee Dee, Rodney Allen and wife Gloria and Roger
Dale Allen and wife Peggy, all of Fort Worth and Donnie Wayne Larkin and
wife Candy of Pattonville; his daughter, Laine Allen Smith and husband
Melvin of Paris; sisters, Janice Sutton and Sharon Watkins, both of Fort
Worth; brothers, Bobby Allen of Blossom, Roger Allen of Kaufman, Raymond
Robinson, Ernie Robinson and Steve Robinson, all of Fort Worth; 19 grandchildren;
and one great-grandchild.
Michael Arie Fagan
Michael Arie Fagan, 52, of Paris died Friday, July 26, 2002, at the
Memorial services are set for 3 p.m. Monday, July 29, in Fry-Gibbs
Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Clements officiating.
He was born on Jan. 24, 1950 in Los Angeles, Calif., the son of Arie
and Novelle Robbins Fagan. He was a Baptist, served in the Army during
the Vietnam Conflict and was a machinist at Phillips Lighting where he
served as steward of the union.
Survivors include his wife, June Fagan, whom he married on June 8,
1984 in Fort Worth; children, Michael Arie Fagan Jr., Brian Scott Fagan,
Cassandra White, Mitchell B. White Jr., Brandy Black and Wil White; grandchildren,
Tristian Arie Fagan, Nathan Yoder, EmaLee White, Easton White, Erin White,
Destiny Smith, Lane Black and Hunter Black; brothers, Johnny Watterman,
Roy Griffith and Kenny Wattly; sisters, Linda Fagan Chandler and Frankie
Betty Ruth Hays
Betty Ruth Hays, 72, of Paris died Thursday, July 25, 2002.
Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Monday, July 29, in Gene Roden’s
Sons Funeral Home Chapel with Patrick Cannon officiating. Interment will
follow in New Shamrock Cemetery under the direction of Gene Roden’s Sons
The family will receive friends from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral
She was born on Nov. 22, 1929. She married Tellus M. Hays on Feb. 8,
1946. He preceded her in death on July 18, 1967. She was a homemaker and
Survivors include her sons, Joe Hays, Tommy Reppond and Leonard Hays,
all of Paris; daughter, Kathy Brock of Tyler; sisters, Geraldine Garrison
of Maxey and Shirley Hall of Swink, Okla.; brother, Richard Limbock of
Hall; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Roy Earl Linton
CLARKSVILLE — Roy Earl Linton, 76, of Clarksville died Friday, July
26, 2002 in Christus St. Joseph’s Hospital South.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 29, in the Lindeman
Chapel of Clarksville Funeral Home with the Rev. Tim Harper and the Rev.
James Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Meadowbrook Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral
He was born on Dec. 6, 1925, in Bagwell to Gene and Jewel Timmons Linton.
He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Navy. He retired from
Red River Army Depot and was a member of Martin Springs Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Chester Linton.
Survivors include his wife, Lorene Wilkerson Linton; two stepsons,
Keith Glass of Gulfport, Miss. and Jeff Strunc of Yuba City, Calif.; stepdaughter,
Stacy Pineda of Clarksville; sister-in-law, Mercille Linton of Clarksville;
niece, Betty Ewing of Clarksville; one great-niece, Amy Leonard of Paris;
one great-nephew, Kyle Ewing of Kailua, Hawaii; eight stepgranchildren;
and three stepgreat-grandchildren.
Thetis Lydia Williams
Thetis Lydia Williams, 103, of Paris died Saturday, July 27, 2002 at
Paris Healthcare Center.
Graveside services are set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, in Evergreen
Cemetery. Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at
the funeral home.
Faye Potts, 88, of Sacramento, Calif., died Tuesday, July 23, 2002,
in Mercy Methodist Hospital in Sacramento.
Graveside services are set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 27, in Evergreen
Cemetery with the Rev. Glynn Vickers officiating. Gene Roden’s Sons Funeral
Home has charge of arrangements.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral
She was born on Nov. 10, 1913, in Bonham to John Arthur and Florence
Elnora Elisha Ferrell Loftin. She was a homemaker and a Methodist. She
married Charles Elliott Potts Sr. on Nov 6, 1941. He preceded her in death
on June 19, 1999.
Survivors include sons, Joe Potts and wife Tracy, and Charles Potts
Jr. and wife, Sandra, all of Sacramento, Calif.; four grandchildren; and
Jerry Lawrence Dotson
ORANGE — Jerry Lawrence Dotson, 62, of Orange passed away Saturday,
July 27, 2002 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont following a short illness.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 31 at the
Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. The Rev. Lynn Ashcraft with the
North Orange Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will follow at Hillcrest
Memorial Gardens in Orange.
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
He was born June 21, 1940 in Paris and lived in Orange for over 60
years. He was the owner and operator of Action Auto Parts in both Orange
and Vidor, and also Dotson’s Humble Station in Bridge City. He was a member
of the First Baptist Church in Orangefield. He enjoyed hunting, bowling,
car racing, gardening and spending time with his family. For many years
he was actively involved in the Orangefield Little Dribblers Association
and the Orangefield Boy Scouts of America Troop No. 216.
He was preceded in death by his father, L.M. Dotson and his brother,
Survivors include his wife, Diane Dotson and mother, Gertrude Dotson,
both of Orange; sons, Michael Dotson and wife Sheila of Millican and Daniel
Dotson of Orange; daughter, Misti Dotson of Orange; brother, Donald Dotson,
of Orange; and one grandson, Cread Dotson of Millican.
Pallbearers will be George Allen, Wayne McCamey, Jerry Mitchell, John
Ferguson, Willie Woodward, James Simar and Tommy Gunn. Honorary pallbearers
are Andy East, Robert Conway, Tommy Hoffpauir and Robert Enmon.
If desired, memorials may be made to M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston.
Mamie Pierson Morgan
Mamie Pierson Morgan, 79, of Paris passed away Wednesday, July 24,
2002 at a local hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 31 at Mt.
Zion United Methodist Church with the Rev. Eddie J. Adams officiating.
Burial will follow in Fairland-Littlejohn Ceme-tery.
She was born Jan. 1, 1923, to Walter and Henrietta Pierson and was
a 1939 graduate of Gibbons High School. She was a long-time member of Mt.
Zion United Methodist Church. In 1954, she married Charley Morgan.
She is preceded in death by her parents; one brother, the Rev. C.H.
Pierson and one sister, Blanche Griffin.
Survivors include one niece, Virginia Wilson and husband Earl of Daly
City, Calif.; four great nieces and nephews; and a host of great-great
nieces and nephews; three cousins, Loniva Webb of Paris, Fannie Mae Moore
of Ingleside, Calif. and Marietta Lewis of Los Angeles, Calif.; two stepsons,
Charles Morgan and wife Betty of Dallas and William Morgan of Detroit,
Mich.; one life-long friend, Mary-Geneva Savage; her “Sisters in Love,”
Cathy Embry and husband Glen, Bobbie J. Irving, Jane Brown and husband
Billy Roy, June R. Key, Callie Anderson, and Ann R. Rogers; her very “good
friends,” Travis (Bill) McDonald, Hazel Strickland; Mrs. N.A. Scott and
Jerome and Betsy Chapman.
She will always be rememberd by her friends and loved ones as an unfailing
and generous friend who gave of her time to anyone who needed her help.
Manuel Gentry Sr.
Manuel Gentry Sr., 82, of Lake Creek died Saturday, June 27, 2002 in
A memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 31 at
Cooper United Pentecostal Church. Fry and Gibbs Funeral Home has charge
He was born June 3, 1920, in Lamar County, a son of John A. and Mary
West Gentry. He served his country in the Army Air Force and worked for
Lone Star Gas Company as a meter technician and truck driver. He was of
the United Pentecostal faith.
Survivors include two sons, Manuel Gentry Jr. of Mission and Johnathan
C. Gentry of Forney; one grandchild, Craig R. Gentry; and a sister, Vada
Dickerson of Paris. He was preceded in death by 10 brothers and sisters.
If desired, memorials may be made to the Lake Creek Cemetery Association,
care of Ruby Preston, Rt. 4 Box 99, Paris, Texas, 75462.
Franklin Rueselle Matney
DURANT, Okla. — Franklin Rueselle Matney, 73, of Durant, Okla., died
Sunday, July 28, 2002 in the Kings Daughters and Sons Nursing Home Skilled
Unit in Durant after a battle with cancer.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 31 in Brown’s Funeral
Service Chapel in Durant. Dale Kuechenmeister will officiate. Interment
will be held at Highland Cemetery in Durant. Brown’s Funeral Service has
charge of arrangements.
He was born Nov. 19, 1928, to Wesley Matney and Vivian Cunningham Matney
in Paris. He graduated from Paris High School in 1946 and attended Southeastern
Oklahoma State University and Texas A&M University. He joined the United
States Navy in 1947 where he served 10 years. After he was honorably discharged,
he sold real estate and joined the International Union Operating Engineers
Local No. 12, where he was a heavy equipment operator in California until
he retired in the late 1970s. Later he worked for the city of Durant Parks
Department until he retired again. He was a farmer until his health declined.
He is survived by his wife, Lanesa, whom he married on March 4, 1987,
in Fort Smith, Ark.; daughters, Misty Coffey and husband Brien, and Maranda
Hankins and husband Justin, all of Cobb, Okla.; sons, Gerred Williams of
Durant, Jeremy Williams and fiance Ginger Workman of Cobb, Okla., and Robert
Matney and wife Barbara of Gravette, Ark.; granddaughters, Alyssa and Alivia
Hankins, who were the light of his life; grandsons, Ryan, Russ, Brian and
Brent Matney; brother Benny Matney of Collinsville; sisters, Billie Jo
Ward and husband Tom of Fort Worth and Louise Floyd of Krum; father and
mother-in-law, J.T. and Clara Gatlin of Silo, Okla.; and numerous nieces,
nephews and a host of other family and friends.
Pallbearers will be Dickie Lee Foster, Randy Foster, Derek Stevenson,
Joel Floyd, Jake Matney, Russ Matney, Ryan Matney and Brent Matney serving
as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Larry Harris, Tom Jones, Bill
Jones, Ken Shipman, Orville Robinson, O.B. Draper, Wes House and Dan Swafford.
If desired, memorials may be made in his name to the Kings Daughters
and Sons, 1223 Baltimore, Durant, Okla., 74701 or the American Cancer Society.
Douglas Eugene McCoin
Douglas Eugene McCoin, 53, of Detroit died Friday, July 26, 2002 in
Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 31 in the chapel
of Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home with the Rev. Danny Robbins officiating.
Burial with military honors will be in East Post Oak Cemetery. Fry &
Gibbs Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral
He was born Feb. 16, 1949, in Detroit to William Vance and Dorothy
Nell Grizzle McCoin. He graduated from Detroit High School and attended
Paris Junior College. He was an honorably retired veteran serving in the
U.S. Army during the Vietnam War Era. He married Mary Louise Templeton
on Nov. 29, 1969, in Atoka, Okla.
Surviving is his wife; four children, Don McCoin, Christy Powell, Dan
McCoin and Paula McCoin, all of Detroit; his mother, Dorothy Millsap and
husband, George of Woodland; three grandchildren, Alyssa, Charissa and
Andrew McCoin of Midwest City, Okla.; four brothers, Jackie, Georgie, Danny
and Ben McCoin, all of Detroit; one sister, Kay Roberts of Detroit. He
was preceded in death by his father, William McCoin and a daughter, Trina
Pallbearers will be Douglas Bryant, Joey Phillips, Porter Griggs, Jon
Lane, Jeremy Crutchfield and Jay Bryant. Honorary pallbearers will be Gerald
Parsons and Bobby Templeton.
Paul Adam Gates
Paul Adam Gates, 18, went home to be with his Lord on Monday, July
29, 2002, at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1 in Gene Roden’s
Sons Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Allen McCool officiating. Burial
will be at Red Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
He is survived by his parents, Kevin and Becky Gates and Lesia and
Ed Latta; two brothers, Ethan Gates and Robert Landers; two sisters, Dawniel
and Nikita Gates; grandparents, Cathi Austin, Vera Daughtrey, Lois and
Wayne Ingram, Tony and Norma Gates, Ray and Nancy Jones, Bill and Betty
Curry and Jack and Kay Latta; great-grandmother, Cora Garner; numerous
aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by one sister,
Shwicka Gates; grandfather, Edwin Daughtrey; great-grandparents, Jack Sawyer,
Letha Jones, Maxi Garner, Tony and Ester Gates and Bill and Lucille Hall.
His one wish was to graduate with his class. This he did on May 31,
2002, with the Paris High School Class of 2002. He fought a hard battle
with cancer. But, he always kept his spirit for God. He was a member of
the Free Gospel Church of Paris. The Lord will keep him safe and warm now.
He will always be remembered. Amen.
Mary Sue Greenwood
COOPER — Mary Sue Greenwood, 76, of Bagwell passed away Sunday, July
28, 2002 at her home.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 31 at Shooks
Chapel Cemetery with Rick McCoy officiating. Delta Funeral Home has charge
She was born Jan. 10, 1926 in Mesllia, N.M., the daughter of Tom Riley
and Dessie Brown Riley. She was a secretary.
She is survived by her sons, Alva Thomas Greenwood and wife Ollie Katherine
of Midland, and Vernon Ray Greenwood and wife Britany Anne of Bagwell;
daughter, Katheryn Sue Greenwood of Bagwell; five grandchildren and two
great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alva Ray