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Barnes

HUGHES SPRINGS - Lessie B. Barnes, 82, of Hughes Springs, died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, at a Pittsburg hospital.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at Liberty United Methodist Church in Hughes Springs under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home Inc. Pastor George E. Hancock officiate. Interment wasat Liberty Cemetery in Hughes Springs. 

Mrs. Barnes was born Oct. 17, 1917, in Sulphur Springs. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Barnes was a member of the Liberty United Methodist Church in Hughes Springs. 

She is survived by her brothers Bruce Williams and Larry Williams, both of Dallas; sisters Arzie Williams and Annis Williams, both of Dallas; granddaughter Lessie Askew and grandson Victor Chism, both of Hughes Springs; three great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law Erma J. Barnes. She was preceded in death by her husband B.B. Barnes; and son Marvin Barnes. 

Caldwell

CHICAGO, Ill. - Daingerfield native Geraldine H. Caldwell, 80, died Friday, July 28, 2000, in Chicago. 

Mrs. Caldwell was born Jan. 19, 1920 in Daingerfield, the daughter of Clifton and Dottie Jones-Henderson. Her family moved to Mount Pleasant when she was a child and she attended Booker T. Washington elementary and high schools before continuing her education at Bishop College. While in Mount Pleasant, she was a member of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church. In 1945, she moved briefly to Texarkana and then to Chicago where she was a primary school teacher, and also assisted with the school busing system, the P.T.A. and mentoring programs. Later in her life she worked with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. During her life, Mrs. Caldwell also was a member of the Progressive Baptist Church of Chicago, the Lilydale Progressive Missionary Baptist Church, where she served in the missionary society, and the New Progressive Missionary Baptist Church of Chicago. 

She is survived by her sons Karl and Erskine, both of Chicago, Ill.; aunt Ellen Lee of Daingerfield; uncle Detroit Lee of Daingerfield; and a host of other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husbands William Caldwell and Leo Hunter; son Curtis, brother Allen; and sister Louise. 

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 4, at New Progressive Church in Chicago, Ill., under the direction of C.B. Taylor Funeral Home Co. of Chicago. The Rev. Herbert Lee Jr. officiated. Interment was at Washington Memory Gardens. Pallbearers were family members and friends.
  
Carnett

Matilda Carnett, 92, of Mount Pleasant, died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000 at Titus Regional Medical Center.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 10 at Piney Cemetery in Mount Pleasant. The Rev. James Watson officiated. Tumey Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Carnett was born Dec. 6, 1907 in Hugo, Okla., the daughter of Weaverly Haynes and Virginia (Strickland) Haynes.

Survivors include niece Vivian Okry of California; two great nephews, George Turner Jr. of Mount Pleasant, Joe Cuellar of Mount Pleasant; four great nieces, Betty Portis of Springfield, Ohio, Mary Watson of Mount Pleasant, Laura Dixon of Dallas, Dixie Lyons of Houston. She was preceded in death by her parents.
 
Dunn

W.D. Donald Dunn, 63, of Mount Pleasant, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000 at his residence in Mount Pleasant.

Services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 10 at Bates-Cooper Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Tony Roling, Bro. Tony Rogers and Bro. Randall Easter officiated. Interment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Mount Pleasant. Pallbearers were James Dunn, Charles Dunn, Jacob Dunn, Michael McNutt, Jeff McNutt, David Easter, Paul Easter Jr., Arvle “Bubba Larry” Dunn, Russell Dunn, Stephen Dunn.

Mr. Dunn was born Sept. 17, 1936 in Mount Pleasant. He was self-employed in the trucking company business.

Survivors include wife Elayna Dunn of Mount Pleasant; daughters and son-in-law, Tammie Lynn Dunn of Dallas, Karen Elayna and Simon Fry of Mount Pleasant; son William “Billy” Donald Dunn of Mount Pleasant; brothers and sisters-in-law, Larry and Arlene Dunn of Mount Pleasant, Randy and Elaine Dunn of Mount Pleasant; sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda and Paul Easter of Mount Pleasant, Kay and Billy Joe McNutt of Mount Pleasant; mother, Zelma Rogers Dunn of Mount Pleasant; grandchildren, Nikki Fry, Michael Fry, Andy Fry; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Arvle Emory Dunn; sister, Janet Marie Dunn; nephew David McNutt; grandmother, Tinnie Mae Rogers.

Goolsby

Lorene Dameron Floyd Goolsby, 89, of Mount Pleasant died Sunday, August 13, 2000 at Titus Regional Medical Center. 

Services were held Tuesday, Aug. 15, at 4 p.m. in the sanctuary of Calvary Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant. Officiating werethe Rev. Lloyd Cashion, Danny Stephens and Brad Dawson. Interment wasl in Blevins Cemetery in Cason under the direction of Bates-Cooper Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Roscoe Campbell, Doyle Foster, Handy Stansell, Kenneth Reese, Carroll Burns, Jerry Forrest, Tommy James and Robert Dorsey.

Mrs. Goolsby was born May 8, 1911 in Cass County. She was the daughter of Mattie and Jesse Calvin Dameron. She was a charter member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Martha and John Edwards; two grandsons and wives, Michael and Angie Edwards and David and Julie Edwards; six grandchildren, Kendall, Kayla, Jessica, Nikki, Bailie and Kassi Edwards; two sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Goolsby was preceded in death by two husbands, Sam Floyd, who died in 1965 and Mark Goolsby who died in 1986. She also was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers. 
 
Hooper

Eva Lou Hooper, 59, of Mount Pleasant, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, at Titus Regional Medical Center. 

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at Curry-Welborn Funeral Home Chapel. Mike Bowen officiated. Interment was at Farmers Academy Cemetery. 

Mrs. Hooper was born July 8, 1941, in Mount Pleasant, the daughter of Rayford Taylor and Dorothy Sellers. She was a housewife. Mrs. Hooper was a Baptist.

She is survived by her son Odis Alvin Hooper Jr. of Mount Pleasant; daughters Tammie Williams and Misty Hooper, both of Mount Pleasant; grandchildren Richard Hall and Rachael Snead; step-grandchildren Delori Williams, James Williams III, Scott Williams; four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Odis Alvin Hooper Sr.; and son Odis Ray Hooper. 
 
Lawson

CHINA SPRING - Former Mount Pleasant resident S. Dean Lawson, 56,of China Spring, died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, in a China Spring hospital. 

Mr. Lawson was born March 18, 1944, in Lubbock. He graduated from Killeen High School in 1962 and from Texas A&M University in 1968. Mr. Lawson attended Texas Baptist Institute in Henderson. He married Jane Hurd on June 7, 1963. Mr. Lawson was a Missionary Baptist minister for 18 years and served as pastor of the Damascus Missionary Baptist Church in Farmers Academy. While in Mount Pleasant, he was also employed at Mastercraft Industries. He was presently employed at Raytheon. Mr. Lawson was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hewitt where he taught Sunday school.

He is survived by his wife Jane Lawson of China Spring; parents Eugenia and Joe Kostiha of Killeen and Loy and Linda Lawson of China Spring; sons and daughters-in-law Brian and Sara Lawson of Lorena and Greg and Suzanne Lawson of Kaufman; daughters and son-in-law Vonda and Joey Rosa of Dallas and Heather Lawson of Waco; sisters and brothers-in-law Patricia and J.T. Westbrook of Longview and Kathleen and Mike Kempster of Essex, N.Y.; grandson Christopher Rosa and numerous nephews and nieces. 

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at First Baptist Church in Hewitt under the direction of Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home of Waco. The Rev. Roy Marshall officiated. Interment was at Oakwood Cemetery. 

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
 
Mayfield 

Interment services were held for Lucy Rhea Mayfield at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at Center Grove Cemetery under the direction of Bates-Cooper Funeral Home.

Richey

James Edgar Richey Sr., 70, of Mount Pleasant, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000 at his residence. 

A graveside service was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Mount Pleasant under the direction of Bates-Cooper Funeral Home. Officiating was be Dr. Clint Davis.

Mr. Richey was born Sept. 11, 1929 in Gladewater. He was a retired rancher and a member of the First Baptist Church of Mount Pleasant. 

  He is survived by his son, James Edgar Richey Jr. of McAllen; one daughter, Janet Glass of Paris; six sisters, Lola Barrett of Mount Pleasant, Louise English of Arlington, Annie Loyce Lawing of Arlington, Billie Janet Fault of Katy, Julia Ann Garrison of Longview and Joan Thorp of Texarkana; one brother, George Ed Richey of Dallas, one step-brother, James Steen of Mount Pleasant; step-mother, Juanita Braduway of Mount Pleasant; four grandchildren; one great grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents E.G. and Arie Lovelady Richey and two grandchildren.
 
Rose

PITTSBURG - Mrs. Frances Rose, 85, of Pittsburg, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, at Pittsburg Nursing Center. 

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, at Pittsburg Church of Christ. Don Hatch officiated. Interment was at Macedonia Cemetery in Pittsburg. Pallbearers were Kenneth Drew, James Tarpley, J.B. Cranford, Dan Kincaid, Ois Kennington and Jacky Seal. 

Mrs. Rose was born Feb. 11, 1915, in Titus County, the daughter of James and Alma Anderson Kimberlin. She was a retired beautician/hair stylist. Mrs. Rose was a member of the Pittsburg Church of Christ. She had lived in Pittsburg since 1944.

She is survived by her sons Dr. Bobby Deaton of Arlington and Dr. John Deaton of Austin; step-son Don Rose of Wheeler; daughter Rosemary Matulis of Pittsburg; brother W.T. “Sonny” Kimberlin of Frisco; sisters Jimmie Bice of Tyler and Nancy McCollum of Denton; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Willis Rose on April 20, 1989; and her parents. 

Schwarzer

FAIRFIELD - Mary Lane Schwarzer, of Fairfield, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2000, at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. 

Mrs. Schwarzer is survived by her husband Abo Schwarzer of Fairfield; daughters and sons-in-law Lynn and Dr. Robert Cooper of Mount Pleasant, and Tena and Roger Young of Fairfield; grandchildren Boone and Jillian Cooper of Mount Pleasant, and Jacob, Sally and Sara Young of Fairfield; sister Aileen Williams of Burnet. 
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 14, at First Baptist Church of Fairfield 
under the direction of Capps Memorial Chapel of Fairfield. Dr. Clint Davis officiated. 
Interment was at Lake Chapel Cemetery in Fairfield. Pallbearers were Rob Trimble, 
Jim Dixon, Dick White, Hugh Reed, Oscar Elliott and Warren Awalt. J.A. Philippus served as 
honorary pallbearer.
Memorial contributions may be made to the M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston or to a charity of choice. 
 
Strickland

GILMER - Frances G. Strickland, 73, of Gilmer, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000 in Tyler.

A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13 at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Naples.

Ms. Strickland was born Oct. 12, 1926 in Maryland. She was a former resident of Avinger, where she was a member of the Avinger Methodist Church. She also was a member of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include son Ken Bell of Burgaw, N.C.; stepsons, Mike Drake of Avinger, Billy Drake of Avinger; grandchildren, David and Jamie Scaff of Dallas, Peter Scaff of Houston, Eric Bell of Snowhill, N.C., Lisa Bell of Charlotte, N.C.
 
Surratt

Billie Gene Surratt, 76, of Mount Pleasant, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2000 at Trinity Mother Frances Health System.

No services are planned.

Mrs. Surratt was born April 9, 1924 in Titus County. She was a medical assistant at a nursing home. Mrs. Surratt was a Baptist.

She is survived by her husband Dennis Surratt of Mount Pleasant. She was preceded in death by her father George William Redfearn and her mother Lucy Ann Turpen Redfearn.

Taylor

PITTSBURG - Z.L. Taylor, 77, of Pittsburg, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, at East Texas Medical Center in Pittsburg. 

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, at First Assembly of God in Pittsburg under the direction of Erman Smith Funeral Home. The Revs. Fred Calhoun and Ted Albritton officiate. Interment was at Rose Hill Cemetery in Pittsburg. 

Mr. Taylor was born Sept. 13, 1922, in Pine, the son of Virgle E. Taylor and Lona Shaddix Taylor. He lived in New Iberia, La., from 1950 to 1970, when he moved to Pittsburg. Mr. Taylor served in the Army Air Force during World War II as a flight engineer on B-26 bombers. He was employed in oilfield production. Mr. Taylor was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Pittsburg.

He is survived by his wife Bettye Taylor of Pittsburg; sons and daughters-in-law Rick and Sandra Taylor of Soldotna, Alaska, and Jody and Fonda Taylor of New Iberia, La.; brother Joe Taylor of New Iberia, La.; sister Ruth Rutledge of Pittsburg; grandchildren Zak Logan and Mariel Taylor of New Soldotna, Alaska, and Chloe and Job Taylor of New Iberia, La.. He was preceded in death by his parents. 

Thompson

MAUD - James W. “Big James” Thompson, 63, of Maud, died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000 in a hospital.

Services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 10 at the Fuqua-Everett Memorial Chapel at Texarkana Funeral Home in Texarkana with Bro. Russell Bassett officiating. Interment was at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10 at DeShields Cemetery in Titus County.

Mr. Thompson was born May 27, 1937 in Titus County. He was employed with the city of Maud, where he lived most of his life.

Survivors include his wife Virginia Thompson of Texarkana; sons and daughter-in-law, Ricky Thompson of Maud, Jeff Thompson of Maud, James and April Thompson of Maud; mother Beulah Thompson of Sugar Hill; brothers and sisters-in-law, Delbert and Shirley Thompson of Mount Pleasant, Billy and Jackie Thompson of Sugar Hill, Roger Thompson of Sugar Hill; sisters and brothers-in-law, Tommie Jo and Marcus Ovietta of Mount Pleasant, Sue and Dan Madden of Cookville, Lou and Jimmy Waldrep of Pittsburg, June Thompson of Sugar Hill; grandson Timothy Thompson of Hope, Ark.; granddaughters, Stephanie Thompson of Hope Ark., Samantha Thompson of Maud; a number of nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his father, Jessie Thompson.

 
Tomberlain

NAPLES - Martha Tomberlain, 46, of Naples died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000 at Titus Regional Medical Center. 

Services were held on Monday, Aug. 14 at 10:30 a.m. at Naples First Baptist Church. Officiating the service were to be the Rev. Richard Tatum and Dr. Joe Perkins. Interment was to be at Vissering Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home in Naples. Serving as pallbearers were to be Brad Caraway, Frank Manna Jr., John Tatum, Patrick Tomberlain, Tom Tomberlain and Richard Guest.

Ms. Tomberlain was born Dec. 21, 1953 in Naples. She was employed as a school teacher at Northeast Texas Community College, was a member of the First Baptist Church in Daingerfield and was a lifetime resident of Morris County.

She is survived by her mother, Rose Tomberlain of Naples; her companion, Allen Jones of Naples; two sisters and brother-in-law; Barbara and Frankie Manna of Daingerfield and Lillian Johnson of Naples; one brother and sister-in-law, Pat and Sue Tomberlain of Atlanta; one brother-in-law, the Rev. R.D. Tatum of Paris; one niece and a number of nephews. She was preceded in death by her father Marvin Tomberlain and a sister, Charlotte.

 
Vizzi 

Robert R. Vizzi, 77, of Mount Pleasant, died Monday, July 17, 2000, at Titus Regional Medical Center. 

Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at Bates-Cooper Funeral Home Chapel. Bob Holder officiated.

Mr. Vizzi was born April 20, 1923, in Fredericksburg, Va., the son of Joseph L. Vizzi and Annie Pascal Vizzi. He served in the U.S. Army. 

He is survived by his wife Betty Vizzi of Mount Pleasant; son David L. Smith of Mineral Wells, W. Va.; daughters Diana Lynn Smith of Lebanon and Ann-Marie Overall of Altus, Okla.; brother Emanuel Vizzi of Fredericksburg, Va.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother; two sisters; and his parents.


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