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Duck

MOUNT VERNON - The Rev. Earl L. Duck, 74, of Mount Vernon, died Thursday, May 11, 2000, at East Texas Medical Center. 

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 15, at Harvey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. The Rev. Daniel Ledford officiated. Interment was at Providence Cemetery. 

The Rev. Duck was born Oct. 13, 1925, in Biloxi, Miss., the son of Enoch Duck and Ethel Griffin. 

He is survived by his wife Rosie Duck of Mount Vernon; children Stephanie Albers of Grinnell, Kan., Hazel Sandlin of Dallas, and Susie Tallent of Terrell; sister Kathleen Tillman of Mobile, Ala.; step-children Frank Bouton, Dewitt Bouton, Thomas Bouton, Joseph Bouton and Michael Barton; uncle Mack Griffin; 13 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife Gladys Duck.

A memorial fund will be established at First National Bank, P.O. Box 909, Mount Vernon, TX 75457.

Green

MOUNT VERNON - Shonta Green, 24, of Mount Vernon, died Monday, May 7, 2000, in Pittsburg.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, at Harvey Funeral Home Chapel in Mount Vernon. The Rev. Pepper Puryearofficiated. Interment was at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Pallbearers were Richard Hargis, Larry Green, Josh Green, Jeremy Green, Jim Green, Myles Manley, Montana Manley and Blake Stansbury.

Ms. Green was born July 5, 1975, in Naples, the daughter of Randy Green and Marie Hargis.

She is survived by her parents Randy and Marie Green of Mount Vernon; daughter Kaylle Green of Mount Vernon; sister Chasity Green of Mount Vernon; brother Ray Green of Mount Vernon; special friend Matthew Manley of Mount Vernon; grandparents Randle Green of Mariata, Patsy Roberts of New Boston, and Iva Lee Hargis of DeKalb. 
Hatley

Dorothy Hatley, 79, of Mount Pleasant, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000, at Titus Regional Medical Center.

A Liturgy of the Word was held at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at St. Michaelís Catholic Church. The Rev. Steven Duyka will officiated. The family received visitors at the time of the Liturgy of the Word. Bates-Cooper Funeral Home of Mount Pleasant was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Hatley was born July 30, 1920, in Columbia, Mo., the daughter of James Selders and Mary Jenkins Selders. She had lived in Mount Pleasant for the last one and a half years since moving from Roswell, N.M. Mrs. Hatley had worked as a nurses aide at the New Mexico Medical Center. She had been a nurses aide for 22 years. She was a member of Southmanor Baptist Church of Roswell, N.M. 

She is survived by her son James Hatley of Clarion, Pa.; daughter, Cyndi Thompson of Mount Pleasant; grandchildren Michelle, Jimmy, Ray, Tammie and Isaac; nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Irvin Hatley; daughter Mildred Spencer and her parents. 

Hinson

LONE STAR - Charles Hinson, 74, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000, at his home in Lone Star.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 11, at Erman Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Pittsburg. Interment was at Spring Hill Cemetery near Pittsburg. Pallbearers will be Steve Greeney, Denny Greeney, Scotty Jones, Richard Jones, Eric Jones, Charles T. Hinson and Jeremy LaDuke.

Mr. Hinson was born March 13, 1926, in Broken Bow, Okla., the son of William and Exir McCain Hinson. He was a disabled United States Army veteran of World War II and had earned the Bronze Star, the World War II Victory Medal and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with Bronze Star. Mr. Hinson was a retired welding supervisor for Red River Army Depot in Texarkana. He was a Baptist. Mr. Hinson had lived in Lone Star for the past 25 years. 

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Charles David and Debbie Hinson of Fort Worth; daughters and sons-in-law Sharon and Richard Jones of Mount Pleasant, Linda and Charles Holden of Kingsport, Patricia and Joe Casey of Fort Worth; daughter Rita Glass of Fort Worth; brothers Otis Hinson of Tawakoni and Odis Hinson, also of Tawakoni; sister Joyce Roach of Dallas; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. 

Jones

MESQUITE - Titus County native Joe C. Jones, 76, of Mesquite, died Friday, May 12, 2000, at his residence in Mesquite. 

Graveside funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 15, at DeShields Cemetery under the direction of Bates-Cooper Funeral Home. Johnny Mac Brown officiated. 

Mr. Jones was born in Titus County, July 4, 1923, the son of Jessie and Paralee England Jones. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Mr. Jones was a retired postal service clerk.

He is survived by his brother Edwin C. Jones of Mount Pleasant; sister Florence Blackard of Fair Hope, Ala.; nieces Edwina J. Baxley, Elouise Lucassen and Dottie Pierce; nephews Jimmy A. Jones and Joe M. Jones. 

Knipe

KATY - Mount Pleasant native Harrison Delton Knipe, 69, of Katy, died Monday, May 8, 2000. 

Mr. Knipe was born and raised in Mount Pleasant, the son of Carl and Viola Knipe. He lived in Mount Pleasant until he moved to Houston in the early 1950s. Mr. Knipe was a member of the Katy congregation of Jehovahís Witnesses where he served as an elder. 

He is survived by his wife Winnie Knipe of Katy; sons and daughters-in-law Gregory and Gail Knipe and Steven and Barbara Knipe; grandchildren Mark, Derick, Amber and Danielle; brother and sister-in-law Leonard and Glenda Knipe of Longview; sister and brother-in-law Dorothy and Dock Sanders of Houston. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter Kristel Knipe and his parents. 

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at the Schmidt Funeral Home in Katy.

Lawrence

SCROGGINS - Doris Lawrence, 67, of Scroggins, died Wednesday, May 10, 2000, in Tyler.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 12, at Harvey Funeral Home Chapel in Mount Vernon. The Revs. C.E. Colton, Brian Wallace and Brett Burnettofficiated. Interment was at Bethel Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Ted Turner, Bob Cooper, Bobby Collvins, Dennis Hood, James Burrow, Dwight Bell, Craig Danner and Donn Terese. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Gilbert, Archie Burnett, Bill Kent, Danny Watts, Danny Salsman and Billy Walker.

Mrs. Lawrence was born Nov. 8, 1932, in Bowie County, the daughter of Gus Runyan and Oteline Harris. 

She is survived by her husband of 49 years Billy Rex Lawrence; daughter Cathy Robinson; grandson Trent Robinson, all of Scroggins; sisters Edna Mabe of Sulphur Springs and Beth Willock of Avery; sister-in-law Francell Burnett of Scroggins; and mother-in-law Mittie Brown of Scroggins. She was preceded in death by a son Ronald Dale Lawrence in 1982. 

Ledbetter 

PARIS - Former Mount Pleasant resident Phara Elizabeth Ledbetter, 92, of Paris, died Friday, May 12, 2000, at Heritage Care Center in Paris.

Mrs. Ledbetter was born June 19, 1907, in Powderly, the daughter of the Rev. N.C. and Mary Jane Walters. She attended Powderly schools and married J.B. (Jack) Ledbetter of Paris on Nov. 26, 1937. She and her husband owned a newspaper in Elkhart and the Service Press Company in Mount Pleasant. Mrs. Ledbetter was a bookkeeper for Marshallís Department Store in Mount Pleasant for many years. She was a member of Highland Park Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant, where she was a member of the choir and involved in other activities. Mrs. Ledbetter moved back to Paris in 1996. 

She is survived by a niece Norma DiGuilian of Paris; nephews Revice Frederick of Virginia, James T. Vest of Dallas, William E. Vest and Bobby R. Walters, both of Paris. She was preceded in death by her husband; sister Nina Vest; brother Ray Walters and her parents.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 13, at Gene Rodenís Sons Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Lorenzo Johns officiated. Interment was at Evergreen Cemetery. 

Memorial donations may be made to Highland Park Baptist Church, Route 9, Box 1870, Mount Pleasant, TX 75455, or a charity of your choice.

McLaughlin 

HOOKS - Marietta (Hanna) McLaughlin, 75, of Hooks died Sunday, May 7, 2000, at a Tyler hospital.

Mrs. McLaughlin was the mother of Mount Pleasant residents Wilson Caraway, Jerry Caraway, Mary Powell and Judy Rhea and Pittsburg resident Alan Caraway. 

Graveside funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, at the St. Paul Cemetery in Ozan, Ark., under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home Inc., of Nashville, Ark. 

Mrs. McLaughlin was born March 22, 1925, a daughter of William Claude and Alma Lee (Hamilton) Hanna. She was a retired line worker for D&Z. Mrs. McLaughlin was a member of the St. Paul Methodist Church at Ozan, Ark. 

She is survived by her husband Turner McLaughlin of Hooks; sons and daughters-in-law Wilson and Diana Caraway of Mount Pleasant, Alan and Susan Caraway of Pittsburg; son Jerry Caraway of Mount Pleasant; step-son and wife Kenneth and Donna McLaughlin of Texarkana, step-sons Jimmy Caraway of Springhill, La., Ken Caraway of Santa Rosa, Calif.; daughters and sons-in-law Judy and Mack Rhea of Mount Pleasant, Teressa and Ricky Walraven of Redwater; daughters Dianne Caraway of Corpus Christi, Mary Powell of Mount Pleasant; sisters Mattie Dodson of Fort Worth, Charolette Wright of Ashdown, Ark.; 18 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Mrs. McLaughlin was preceded in death by a daughter Karen Jo Caraway; brother William Edgar Hanna; and her parents.

Palmer

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA. -- Lloyd F. Palmer, a former resident of Mount Pleasant, died Sunday May 7, 2000 at the age of 85.

Born in Port Huron, Mich. on Dec. 17, 1914, Mr. Palmer was the son of J. Frank and Hazel Quinn Blunden Palmer.

He moved to Mount Pleasant in January of 1941 when the family purchased the Titus County Tribune, the weekly forerunner of the Mount Pleasant Daily Tribune.

Following service in the U.S. Army during World War II, Mr. Palmer entered the public relations field, holding positions with the Oklahoma Safety Council in Oklahoma City and the Insurance Information Institute in Dallas and the Texas Safety Association in Austin.

In 1979, Mr. Palmer returned to the Tribune as advertising manager, before accepting the position of publisher of the Big Nickel in Joplin, Mo. 

He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Ruth B. Palmer, on Jan. 22, 1999.

Mr. Palmer is survived by his son, Lloyd F. Palmer Jr. of Austin; a daughter, Elizabeth Q. Palmer of Joplin, two granddaughters, Karri Ruth Rubottom and Diana Potter, as well as two great-grandchildren, Serettanne Rubottom and Dalton Rubottom.

He also leaves his brother, R.B. Palmer of Mount Pleasant.

Services were held Tuesday at Epworth Villa in Oklahoma City. Mr. Palmer was a member of Mayflower Congregational Church.

Patrick

Jeannette Marie Patrick, 79, of Mount Pleasant, died Saturday, May 13, 2000, at Titus Regional Medical Center. 

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, May 15, at Saint Michaelís Catholic Church under the direction of Bates-Cooper Funeral Home of Mount Pleasant. The Rev. Carlos Rangel officiated. Interment was at Center Grove Cemetery. 

Mrs. Patrick was born in Omaha, Neb., Feb. 17, 1921. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Patrick was a member of Saint Michaelís Catholic Church.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Stephen and Mary Patrick of Mount Pleasant; daughters and sons-in-law Carol and Lonnie Barrett of Mount Pleasant, Patty and Tim Harrison of Naples, Marian and Ron Blair of Mount Pleasant, and Liz and Larry Hogue of Splendora; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Olin Patrick.

Peel 

PITTSBURG - Charles Wayne Peel, 63, of Pittsburg, died Sunday, May 7, 2000, at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler.

Funeral services werw held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 10, at First Baptist Church in Pittsburg under the direction of Erman Smith Funeral Home. The Revs. Steve Packer and Sam Jones officiates. Interment was at at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Laurel Land Cemetery in Fort Worth. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Gideon Sunday school class at First Baptist Church in Pittsburg.

Mr. Peel was born Jan. 17, 1937, in Humble, the son of Robert E. and Thelma Mae McGowen Peel. He was a member of the U.S. Air Force and worked as a flight mechanic for Bell Helicopter. Mr. Peel moved from Fort Worth to Pittsburg in 1995. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pittsburg where he served as a deacon.

He is survived by his wife Sidney Ann Peel of Pittsburg; son Jeffrey Wayne Peel of Pittsburg; daughters and sons-in-law Karen and Chris Bridger of Waco, Kelly and Todd Anthony Rehnquist of Burleson; brothers Donald E. Peel of Crosby, Thomas E. Peel of West Columbia; five grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents.


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