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Coe

Eva Elaine Kidwell Coe, 81, of Mount Pleasant, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001 at Titus Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7 at Bates-Cooper Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Glenn Griffith l officiated. Interment was in Winfield Cemetery.

Mrs. Coe was born Aug. 11, 1919 in Titus County. She was a Sunday school teacher at Nevill’s Chapel Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and worked on oil paintings and needle work.

She is survived by her grandson Gary Dewayne Kinsey of Santa Maria, Ca.; sisters Billie Cason of Mariposa, Ca., Betty Moon of Bryans Mill; brothers Nolice Kidwell of Texarkana, George Kidwell of Pittsburg, Roger Kidwell of Mount Pleasant; great-grandsons Dustin and Blake Kinsey of Santa Maria, Ca.; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband J.W. Coe; daughters Nelda Joyce Kinsey, Virginia Louise Coe; grandchildren Timothy, Garland and Rebecca Kinsey; one great-grandson; parents R.O. “Bob” and Evie Garretson Kidwell; brother R.L. Kidwell; sister Winnie Cochran.

Cox

DAINGERFIELD - Gene Allen Cox, 70, of Daingerfield, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2001 at his residence.

Memorial services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 at Jenkins Methodist Church under the direction of Nail-Haggard Funeral Home in Daingerfield. The Rev. Jill Daniel officiated.

Mr. Cox was born Aug. 1, 1931 in Neches. He was a member of Jenkins Methodist Church and Oasis Masonic Lodge #79. He was retired from Lone Star Steel and was a reserve police officer and member of the Daingerfield Volunteer Fire Department. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his wife Martha Sue Cox of Daingerfield; son and daughter-in-law Jim “Bubba” and Sheila Cox of Daingerfield; daughters and son-in-law Jena and Jimmy Cornelius, Jeri Lynn Cox, all of Daingerfield; sister and brother-in-law JoAnn and T.G. Temples of Mexia; brother and sister-in-law Bobby and Jane Cox of Talco; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

Memorial contributions may be made to Jenkins Methodist Church.

Denny

OMAHA - Alice Watson Denny, 97, of Omaha, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001 at Sunbridge Nursing Home in Omaha.

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6 at First Baptist Church of Cookville. Bro. Harold Amerson and Bro. Gib Johnson officiated. Interment was in Keith Cemetery in Cookville under the direction of Bates-Cooper Funeral Home.

Mrs. Denny was born March 12, 1904 in Titus County. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Cookville.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Billy and Alvis Denny of Cookville; daughter Betty Nicholson of Cookville; grandchildren Alfreda Quinn, Retta Derrick, Dana Covey, Cindy Brooks, Bruce Nicholson, Brad Nicholson; 12 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband William Elbert Denny.

Evans

NAPLES - Tommie C. “TC” Evans, 71, of Naples, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001 at her residence.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 at Paul Pewitt CISD Auditorium. The Rev. Sammie Ivory Jr. officiated. Interment was in Spring Hill Cemetery in Naples under the direction of John R. Harmon Undertaking Co.

Mrs. Evans was born Nov. 27, 1929 in Omaha. She was a life long resident of Naples and attended Carver High School in Naples. She was affiliated with the Williams Chapel Baptist Church, was president of the choir for 47 years and was a member of the Mission Society. She was a housewife.

She is survived by her husband Joe L. Evans of Naples; sons Billy Ivory of Naples, Sammie Ivory Jr. of Tyler, James Carlton Ivory of Omaha; daughters Carolyn Jones, Lynetta Diane Malone, Scllyr Hines Buford, all of Naples, LaTwane Saunders of Newark, De.; sisters Lorene Heath of Naples, Berniece Porter of Lynnwood, Ca., Onnie Mae Craney of Fort Worth; numerous other relatives and friends.

Gentry

Myrtle Faye Gentry, 74, of Mount Pleasant, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001 at Titus Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7 at Bates-Cooper Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Chuck Huffmand and Billy Johnson officiated. Interment was in Coopers Chapel Cemetery.

Mrs. Gentry was born March 27, 1927 in Titus County. She was retired from Kinders Furniture.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law Linda Gentry, Kathy and Floyd Williams, Jafaye and Jerry Huffman, all of Mount Pleasant; grandchildren and their spouses Shea and Joel Hanks of Cookville, Dinah and Ronnie Harrison of Lufkin, Nona and Billy Johnson of Flint, Marc and Jennifer Williams of Pittsburg, Kenny Williams of Mount Pleasant; 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents N.A. and Willie Harvey Culver; grandson Scotty Tigert.

Hummel

NAPLES - Myra Betts Hummel, 85, of Naples, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001 in Arlington.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7 at First United Methodist Church in Naples. The Revs. Tim Edwards and Virgil A. “Jack” Cox officiated. Interment was in Cornett Cemetery in Naples under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hummel was born Jan. 23, 1916 in the Cornett Community. She was a longtime resident of Naples and was a retired second grade teacher. Her entire 36-year career was spent in Naples and Pewitt schools. She graduated from both Naples High School and East Texas State College, where she earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees. She was active in many organizations, among which were Granberry Hospital Auxiliary and Jonquil Garden Club. She was recognized for her work in the community by the Naples Chamber of Commerce and was a past matron of the Naples chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Naples where she was a choir director for many years.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law Jack and Voleta Hummel of Santa Clarita, Ca., Steve and Ginger Hummel of Arlington; brothers Donald Betts of Cornett Community, Jack Betts of Flint; sisters Ila Mae Childress of Omaha, Bernie McCord of New Boston, Falye Whittenberg of Dallas; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and sisters-in-law. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years John L. Hummel; parents C.D. and Janie Betts; brothers Otice, J.D., Melvin, Grady, Bill; sisters Lila Gibson, Nina Harbour.

Ivery

SULPHUR SPRINGS - Jessie Lee Ivery, 69, of Sulphur Springs, died Friday, Aug. 3, 2001 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8 at East Caney Baptist Church. The Rev. Troy Youngl officiated. Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Mrs. Ivery’s nephews.

Mrs. Ivery was born Nov. 8, 1931 in Hopkins County, the daughter of Tom and Rosie Lee Vaughn Washington. She was a nurse aide at Woodhaven Nursing Home and a member of East Caney Baptist Church. She married Nathaniel Ivery Nov. 27, 1952.

She is survived by her husband Nathaniel Ivery; sons Gralon Iver of Sulphur Springs, Dana Ivery of Mount Pleasant; daughters Tommie Pogue of Sulphur Springs, Vry Johnson of Dallas, Derwood Washington of Phoenix, Az.; sisters Lucille Harris of Sulphur Springs, Carol Kay Bell of Houston; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Claudell Washington, Ruby Mosley.

Lovelady

Etha Bea Lovelady, 91, of Mount Pleasant died Friday, Aug. 10, 2001 in IHS Nursing Center.

Graveside service was held at 1 p. m. on Monday, Aug. 13 in Rocksprings Cemetery in Rockssprings. 

Born Dec. 23, 1909 in Titus County, she was the daughter of Charlie LaFed and Lillie Sloan. She was a homemaker and a member of the Bethel Church of Christ. 

Survivors include a son ,Michael Lovelady of Lake Charles, La., grandchildren Michael Jr., Necia and Robert of Sulfur, La.; nephews, Lewis Barrett and Jackie Barrett, both of Mount Pleasant; and Bobby Barrett of Pittsburg and a niece, Saundra Efurd of Pittsburg

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Wayne Lovelady. 

Marshall

PITTSBURG - Robert Marshall, 76, of Pittsburg, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2001 at his residence.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10 at Macedonia Baptist Church. The Rev. Keith Graham will officiate. Interment will be in Macedonia Cemetery under the direction of Erman Smith Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Robert Wayne Marshall, Rodney Marshall, Breck Marshall, Trae Marshall, Rex French and Odis Marsh. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Thornton, L.B. Marshall, Gary Daily, Greg Gunn, Johnny French and Mike Jumper.

Mr. Marshall was born Jan. 28, 1925 in Pittsburg, the son of Silas Burette Marshall and Enay Mae Potter Marshall. He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church where he served as deacon. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the Navy. He was a recipient of the Neal Ray Memorial Agricultural Award in 1984 and the Camp County Agricultural Award in 1985.

He is survived by his wife Muriel Waggoner Marshall of Pittsburg; sons and daughter-in-law Robert Wayne Marshall of Gun Barrel City, Rodney and Judy Marshall of Pittsburg; grandchildren Breck Marshall, Rex French, Kelly Gunn, Jackie Marshall, all of Pittsburg, Karen Jumper of Fort Worth, Trae Marshall of Hilmer; great-grandchildren Tod, Ryan, Carson, Caleb, Garrett, Amanda, Katlyn, Emily, Hannah, Madison; brother and sister-in-law Herbert and Eva Marshall of Mount Pleasant; sister Georgie Henson of Pittsburg. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Judy Gail French in 1981.

Milam

  LAKE OF THE PINES - Coy R. Milam, 78, of Lake of the Pines, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2001 at Veterans Hospital in Shreveport, La.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10 at Nevill’s Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Bates-Cooper Funeral Home. Bro. Loyd Cashion and Dr. Clint Davis officiated. 

Mr. Milam was born Sept. 3, 1922 in Dierks, Ark. He was a Navy veteran, serving in World War II. He was self-employed in trailer sales and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife Wynell Milam of Lake of the Pines; sons and daughters-in-law Don “Tiny” and Jan Milam of Vernon, James and Jana Milam of Mount Pleasant; daughters Patricia Blackmon, Martha Milam, both of Nashville, Tn.; brother and sister-in-law Calvin and Kathie Milam of Lake of the Pines; sisters and brothers-in-law Joyce and Jerry Kidwell, Juanita Arthur, Verna and Charles Bailey, all of Longview; grandchildren Jim Milam of Springdale, Ark., Bart Milam of Anchorage, Ak., Tabbatha Capehart of Ore City, Brandon Milam of Rowlett, Natalie Pimberton of Daingerfield, Marlene, Amber and Lacie Ward; great-grandchildren Jordan Milam of Springdale, Ark., Lantz Milam, Hunter Renee Milam, both of Anchorage, Ak., Ryan Llanes of Ore City. He was preceded in death by his parents James Henry Milam and Mary Denson Milam; first wife Glenneva Milam; brothers E.M. Milam and Mary Denson Milam; sister Elsie Nutt; grandson Lance Russell.

  Memorial contributions may be made to Communities in Schools.

Pecena

  BRYAN - Laura Morris Pecena, 84, of Bryan, died Tuesday, July 31, 2001.

Mrs. Pecena was a former resident of Mount Pleasant.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Aug. 2 at Concord Cemetery in Concord under the direction of Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan. Pastor Rodger Lewis of the Fellowship Community Church in College Station officiated.

Mrs. Pecena was born Jan. 8, 1917 in Centerville. She moved from Mount Pleasant to Bryan in 1975. She was a homemaker and a member of the A&M United Methodist Church in College Station. She was a member of the Brazos Valley Art League in Bryan.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Wayne and Sharon “Slyck” Pecena of College Station; sister Florence Williams of Robbins. She was preceded in death by her husband Ben Joseph Pecena on March 28, 1983; sister Mattie Jaeger; brother Bud Morris.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.

Sherman

Drucella “Drew” L. Sherman, 66, of Mount Pleasant, died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2001 at Titus Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12 at First Presbyterian Church under the direction of Bates-Cooper Funeral Home. The Rev. Steve Newton officiated.

Mrs. Sherman was born March 20, 1935 in Pampa. She was a division order clerk for Hinton Oil Co. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the PTA, and the Junior Delphian Club. She was a Cub Scout Den Mother.

She is survived by her husband Tom Sherman of Mount Pleasant; sons Avery A Sherman of Mount Pleasant, Paul Scott Sherman of Mount Vernon, Timothy Len Sherman of Mount Pleasant; brother Frank S. Anderson of Claremore, Okla.; grandchildren Jonathan David Sherman, Stacy Rene Sherman, both of Mount Pleasant; nieces Sheila Grieves of Elkhart, In., Cynthia Sumter of Claremore, Okla. She was preceded in death by her parents Ubert Jack Anderson and Ruth Ann Scott Anderson.

Smith

Marvin Lester (Smitty) Smith, 91, of Mount Pleasant, died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2001 at Titus Regional Medical Center.

Graveside services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 at Nevill’s Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Bates-Cooper Funeral Home. Bro. Glenn Griffith officiated.

Mr. Smith was born Aug. 5, 1910 in Titus County. He was a retired bus driver for Mount Pleasant Independent School District where he worked for 22 years. He was a member of Nevill’s Chapel Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife Ruby Smith of Mount Pleasant; daughters, Frances Brown, JoAnn Hammonds, both of Mount Pleasant, Frances Stephenson of Nacogdoches; sister Nobie Parker of Pittsburg; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter.

Memorial contributions may be made to Nevill’s Chapel Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1334, Mount Pleasant, Texas 75455.


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