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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oletta Williams
HONEY GROVE — Oletta Williams, 84, of Windom died Wednesday, June 5, 2002.
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 Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
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 home.
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 family residence.
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 Jean.

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 Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
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 a Pentecostal.
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 home.
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
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 home.
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 two great-grandchildren.

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, Bill Dotson.
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 Lamar County. 
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 of arrangements.
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 Brady, Neb.
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 home. 
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 Lynn McCoin.
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 of arrangements.
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 Greenwood.


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