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Camlin

William H. Camlin, 83, of Mount Pleasant, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001 at Titus Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday, May 25 at Bates-Cooper Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. Clint Davis officiate. Interment was in Liberty Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Camlin was born Jan. 15, 1918 in Andrews, S.C. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a retired master sergeant. Mr. Camlin also served as a veteran service officer, and was a member of the DAV, American Legion, VFW and Odd Fellows.

He is survived by his wife Margaret Camlin of Mount Pleasant; sister Regena Bolden of Shreveport, La. He was preceded in death by his parents Donald and Etely Boyd Camlin.

Gadlin

MOUNT VERNON - Jerry Warren Gadlin, 63, of Mount Vernon, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001 at Mission Manor.

Funeral services were at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 26 at Denton Baptist Church. Interment was in Denton Cemetery under the direction of Harvey Funeral Home.

Mr. Gadlin was born March 2, 1938 in Franklin County, the son of Doc Gadlin and Opal Templeton.

He is survived by his brothers Willie Gadlin of Leesburg, Raymond Gadlin of Mount Vernon, Glendon Gadlin, Ray Gadlin, Doc Gadlin Jr., all of Killeen; sisters Joyce Fountain of Mount Vernon, Reecie Dunlap, Jennette Williams, both of Killeen, Martha Harris of Mount Vernon; numerous nieces and nephews.

Harbour

ARLINGTON - Nina Betts Harbour, 91, of Arlington, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001 at Arlington Medical Center.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, May 25 at First Baptist Church of Mount Pleasant. Dr. Clint Davis will officiate. Interment was in Nevills Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Bates-Cooper Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Durwood Thomas, Steve Hummell, Wilbert Howell, Thad Betts, Doyce Phillips and Richard Wright.

Mrs. Harbour was born Sept. 5, 1909 in the Cornet Community in Cass County. She was a past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, a Mother Advisor of the Order of Rainbow Girls, a member of the First Baptist Church of Mount Pleasant, a member of the Retired Teachers Association, a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and a member of the Mount Pleasant Art Society. She was an active volunteer for the Titus Regional Medical Center Auxiliary. She was a graduate of East Texas State Teachers College in Commerce and a long time resident of Mount Pleasant, where she taught for 25 years at West Ward and South Ward Elementary Schools. She also taught at Union Hill, Old Union, Midway and Maple Spring schools. She moved to Arlington in 1991.

She is survived by her daughter Paula Jane Harbour of Arlington; brothers Jack Betts of Flint, Donald Betts of Cornett Community in Cass County; sisters Ila Mae Childress of Omaha, Bernie McCord of New Boston, Myra Hummel of Arlington, Faye Whittenberg of Dallas; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Paul Harbour in 1979; son Joe Max Harbour in 1959; parents C.D. and Janie Leftwich Betts.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Joe Max Harbour Scholarship Fund, Texas A&M Commerce Foundation, P.O. Box 3425, Commerce, TX 75429-3425 or donor’s choice.

Hargrove

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. - Harold Hargrove, 90, of Paradise Valley, Ariz, and formerly of Pittsburg, died Saturday, May 19, 2001 in Phoenix, Ariz.

Graveside services were at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 24 at Rose Hill Cemetery in Pittsburg under the direction of Erman Smith Funeral Home. 

Mr. Hargrove was born Aug. 20, 1910 in Pittsburg. He was a retired market analyst with Merrill Lynch.

He is survived by his wife Lucy Hargrove of Paradise Valley, Ariz. He was preceded in death by his parents W.C. Hargrove and Florence Hargrove.

Rhea

CHANDLER - Henry W. Rhea Jr., 57, of Chandler, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001 in Tyler.

Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 24 at Chandler Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Chandler Memorial Funeral Home. Bro. Richard Howell Jr. officiated.

Mr. Rhea was born July 25, 1943 in Pittsburg. He was an insurance salesman.

He is survived by his wife Carrie Rhea of Chandler; sons Joe Wayne and Dale Rhea of Tyler, David and Holly Rhea of Tyler, Jared McEwen of Chandler; daughters Lisa Landon of Arlington, Tiffany Fujimoto of Chandler; aunt Mozelle Rhea of Mount Pleasant; sisters Pat Howell of Lindale, Bernice Ola Rhea of Tyler; sister in law Melba Rhea of Mount Pleasant; three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Henry W. and Era Rhea Sr.; brothers Allen Price Rhea, Joe Edd Rhea.

Rice

Eunice Rice, 72, of Mount Pleasant, died Wednesday, May 23, 2001 at The Home Place in Tyler.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 26 at Erman Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Pittsburg. The Revs. Doyle Rust and Harold Amerson officiated. Interment was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Pittsburg. Pallbearers were Dan Case, James Bradley, Keith Black, Tim Walker, Tim Newman and Otis Clark.

Mrs. Rice was born Feb. 3, 1929 in Pittsburg. She was a homemaker and housewife. She was affiliated with Ripley Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant.

She is survived by her husband Richard Wilson Rice of Mount Pleasant; son and daughter-in-law Tommy and Peggy Rice of Carthage; daughter and son-in-law Terri and Otis Clark of Mount Pleasant; twin sister and brother-in-law Jo and Horace Peek of Pittsburg; five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents Guy and Kate Rose Quillin; brother Alton Morris; sisters Ray Kimbell, Fay Hatfield.

Sinclair

Alma Ruth Cory Sinclair, 85 of Mount Pleasant died Friday, May 18, 2001 at Good Shepherd Hospital in Longview.

Services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 20 at the First Baptist Church of Mount Pleasant. Officiating were Dr. Clint Davis and Steven Beans. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park under the direction of Bates-Cooper Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Mac Love, Mike Love, William Love, Billy Sinclair, Charles Sinclair and Jimmy Sinclair. Born April 7, 1916 in Mount Pleasant, Mrs. Sinclair was the daughter of John and Virgie Choate Cory. She was a school teacher in the Mount Pleasant Independent School District for 33 years before retiring. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mount Pleasant, the Retired Teachers Association, the Delta Kappa Gamma and Kroweldeen.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Janis Ruth Sinclair Williams and Ted of Mauriceville and Ann Sinclair Beane and Steven Edward Beane of Mount Pleasant; grandchildren, Christi Suzann Williams Thomas and grandson-in-law, Bryan Thomas of Beaumont, Gregory Sinclair Beane of Dallas and Amy Elizabeth Williams of Mauriceville and a sister, Hazel Cory Love of Mount Pleasant.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Loyd Sinclair.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and the library of the First Baptist Church of Mount Pleasant.

Smith

SUGAR HILL - Joe Smith, 58, of Sugar Hill, died Sunday, May 20, 2001 in Sulphur Springs.

Graveside services werel be at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 23 at DeShields Cemetery in Sugar Hill under the direction of Bates-Cooper Funeral Home. Bro. Bob Madison officiated.

Mr. Smith was born March 17, 1943 in Titus County. He was a rancher.

He is survived by his daughters Darla Fahlgren, Deanna Kemph; sons Jacob Smith, Jason Smith; sisters Laverne Andrews, Nadine Cabel, Opal Dykes, Barbara Ottinger; brother K.C. Smith; seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents John Emmit and Rachel Riller Bell Lacy Smith.

Stacy

PITTSBURG - Alice Bell Stacy, 91, of Pittsburg, died Sunday, May 20, 2001 at East Texas Medical Center in Pittsburg.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 23 at Erman Smith Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Steve Packer officiated. Interment was in Macedonia Cemetery in Camp County. Pallbearers wereGuy McKee, Jim Shepherd, Frank Shepherd, James Barrier, Robert Robinson and Buddy Blankenship.

Mrs. Stacy was born Jan. 28, 1910 in Pittsburg. She was a school teacher and a homemaker. She was affiliated with the First Baptist Church in Pittsburg.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law Marian and Joseph Faraldo of Mentor, Ohio, Betty Jane and Tony Womack of Desoto; sister Dorothy Winger of Pittsburg; three grandchildren; eight grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Louis Stacy Sr.; parents Frank and Sarah Wright Bell; sons Robert Louis Stacy Jr., Stephen Eric Stacy, Larkin Frank Stacy.

Strait

Opal Verna Strait, 89, of Mount Pleasant, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001 at Presbyterian Hospital of Winnsboro.

Graveside services were at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 23 at Farmers Academy Cemetery under the direction of Bates-Cooper Funeral Home. Bro. Steve Abbott and Bro. Park Robertson officiated.

Mrs. Strait was born Sept. 4, 1911 in Blodgett. She was a house mother for the Methodist Boys Home and a member of Farmers Academy Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by mother Ida Molten Merritt; father James Allen Merritt; husband Floyd Strait; brother Claude Merritt.

Strother

PLANO - Jud D. “Jack” Strother, 80, of Plano, died Wednesday, May 23, 2001 at Wilson N. Jones Hospital.

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. Friday, May 25 at St. Andrew United Methodist Church. The Rev. Chuck Huffman officiated. Interment was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park under the direction of Bates-Cooper Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Masonic Lodge members.

Mr. Strother was born Dec. 25, 1920 in Mount Pleasant. He was a retired accountant from Lone Star Steel, where worked for 35 years. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1944. He was a past worshipful master of the Masonic Lodge, a 50-year Shriner and a 50-year Scottish Rite Mason. Mr. Strother was a charter member of St. Andrew United Methodist Church, where he led the singing for many years and served in various church offices.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years Johnnie Lee Strother of Plano; daughter and son-in-law Karen and Randy Acree of Plano; sisters Evelyn Cooper of Tyler, Nell Lockett of Lindale; granddaughter Caitlin Acree of Plano; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Jud. D. Strother Sr. and Minnie Taylor Strother; sister Thelma Strother; brother William Strother.

Thomas

Robert L. Thomas, 67, of Mount Pleasant, died Sunday, May 20, 2001 at his home.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 22 at Nevills Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Bates-Cooper Funeral Home. Dr. Cecil McLeod and Bro. Glenn Griffith officiated. 

Mr. Thomas was born April 27, 1934 in Titus County. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a carpenter.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years Patsy Willis Thomas of Mount Pleasant; sons and daughters-in-law Karl L. and Angela Sanders Thomas, Ken and Susan Day Thomas, all of Mount Pleasant; mother Letha Marie Thomas of Mount Pleasant; grandsons and granddaughters-in-law Keith and Tricia Ryner Thomas, Chuck and Nikki Lane Thomas, Cliff and Courtney Bussell Thomas, Jeffrey Thomas, all of Mount Pleasant; step-grandson Daniel Reeves of Mount Pleasant; granddaughters Leigh Thomas of Mount Pleasant, Krecia Durrett of Little Rock, Ark.; great-grandson Zachary Thomas of Mount Pleasant; brothers and sisters-in-law Billy and Jan Thomas, Charles and Suzie Thomas, Doyce Thomas, all of Mount Pleasant; sisters and brothers-in-law Carolyn Circles, Margaret and Ray Shubert, Elaine and Glenn Harkey, Jan and Neumon Surratt, all of Mount Pleasant. He was preceded in death by his father W. Clyde Thomas.

Walker

George H. (Pete) Walker, 85, of Mount Pleasant, died Monday, May 21, 2001 at Titus Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 24 at Bates-Cooper Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Tommy Horn officiated. Interment was in Union Hill Cemetery in Mount Pleasant. Pallbearers were Charles (Chick) Talley, Elmer (Speedy) Thrift, Hoot Ryan, Gary Maples, Wesley Rychlik, Hiller Hess, Keith Starek and Max McKelvey.

Mr. Walker was born Dec. 15, 1915. He was retired from Dorchester as a pump station operator and was a lifetime member of Grace Temple Missionary Baptist Church. He was a veteran of World War II and a P.O.W. He was a long-time mason.

He is survived by his sisters-in-law Margie Gillean, Lillie Disheroon; nieces and nephews Nelda and Gary Baker, Jackie and Kathie Gillean, Cookie Gillean, Rickey and Lori Gillean, Max Gillean, Tom and Sue Ross, Sam and Stella Morton, Betty and Johnnie Greenlee, Katie and Joe Erbarb, Danny Gillean, Glenn Gillean, Fletcher and Wanda Hargrove, J.D. and Ruth Disheroon, Gay Vaughn, Tommy Vaughn, Linda Gilmore, Jerry Vaughn; a host of great-nieces and great nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents and sisters.


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