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Barnes

DAINGERFIELD - John Barnes, 42, of Daingerfield, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000 at a Longview hospital.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17 at Church on the Rock in Daingerfield with the Rev. Randy Seybert and the Rev. Ed Brockway officiating. Interment was at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Marietta under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.

Mr. Barnes was born June 17, 1958 in Seoul, South Korea. He worked for Dewey Moore Ford in Hughes Springs. He graduated from Hughes Springs High School in 1976 and attended Stephen F. Austin. He was a member of Church on the Rock.

Survivors include wife Darlene Barnes of Daingerfield; daughters, Kayla Barnes and Amanda Barnes, both of Daingerfield; mother Barbara Barnes of New Boston; sister Susan McGee of Texarkana; brothers, Tommy Barnes of Dallas and Robert Barnes of Austin; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by father Jack Barnes; brother Richard Barnes.

The family will receive visitors from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Bookout

WILLOW SPRINGS, Mo. - Former Pittsburg resident Richard Bookout, 53, of Willow Springs, Mo., died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2000, in a St. Louis, Mo. hospital.

Graveside funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Macedonia Cemetery in Pittsburg under the direction of Erman Smith Funeral Home. Virgil Faires officiated. 

Mr. Bookout was born June 28, 1947, in Fayetteville, Ark., the son of Earl R. and Pat Hefley Bookout. He was a member of the Church of God and a school teacher.

He is survived by his brother Samuel Bookout of Andrews; aunt Maxine Holcomb of Willow Springs, Mo.; uncles Rex Hefley of Evansdale, Iowa and Dr. Jace Hefley of Wheelock. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Brakebill 

MOUNT VERNON - Iola May Brakebill, 94, of Mount Vernon, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000.

Graveside funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at Purley Cemetery under the direction of Harvey Funeral Home. John Gandy III, Mrs. Brakebill’s great nephew, officiated. 

Mrs. Brakebill was born March 17, 1906, in Mount Vernon, the daughter of Ben F. Campbell and O’Dessa Davis Campbell. She was married to Austin Bryant Brakebill. Mrs. Brakebill was a lifelong resident of Mount Vernon and a resident of Terry Haven Nursing Home the past few years.

She is survived by her daughter Sue Brakebill Morton of Apex, N.C.; daughter-in-law B. Jo Brakebill of San Antonio; sister Inis Lowry of Mount Vernon; two grandsons; three granddaughters. She was preceded in death by her son Dale L. Brakebill.

Brewer

Mount Pleasant native Mary Helen Spencer Brewer, 63, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16 at Spotwood AME Church in Denver, Colo. Pipkin Mortuary in Denver, Colo. was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Brewer was born Oct. 2, 1937 in Mount Pleasant, the daughter of Napoleon and Ophelia Spencer. She graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1956.

Survivors include sons and daughter in law, Ronald and Jewel Brewer of Denver, Colo., Tommy Brewer of Seattle, Wash.; daughters, Cathy Dean and husband Kyle, Tina and Alecia Brewer and John Bolden of Denver, Colo.; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brothers James Spencer of Arlington, Lewis Spencer of Atlanta, Tex.; sisters and brother-in-law Dorothy Taylor, Elizabeth and Billy Joe McGill; brother and sister in law Richard and Melissa Brewer of Mount Pleasant; aunts Christine Warren and Gladys Traylor both of Mount Pleasant; uncles James Traylor of Oklahoma City, Okla., Matsey Traylor of Boston, Mass and Harold Dean Traylor of Aurora, Colo.; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Brewer Jr.; brother Otis C. Spencer.

Esparza

Mauro Esparza, 64, of Mount Pleasant, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000 at Titus Regional Medical Center.

A Mass of Christian burial was at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church with Father Steven Duyka officiating. Interment was at Edwards Cemetery. Curry-Welborn Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Esparza was born Nov. 21, 1935 in Gonzales County, the son of Carlos Esparza and Saturnia Almaraz. He was Catholic. Mr. Esparza was retired.

Survivors include wife Rosa Esparza; sons and daughters in law, Michael Esparza, Adam and Yolanda Esparza; daughters Diane Esparza, stepson and wife Jose and Norma Perez; stepdaughters and husbands, Chavela Perez and Jose Luis M., Patricia Perez; brothers Aurelio Esparza of Hamer, Ohio, Nicolas Esparza of Waelder, Crespin Esparza of Houston, Lazaro Esparza of Waelder, Anselmo Esparza of Houston; sisters Nativida Martinez, Sarah Ramirez, Rosa Melchor, Luisa Estrada, all of Waelder, Jane Schilhab and Cipriana Rodriguez, both of Houston; 11 grandchildren.

Garrett

OMAHA - Florence “Aunt Tom” Garrett, 95, of Omaha, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000, at Titus Regional Medical Center in Mount Pleasant. 

Graveside funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at Stringfellow Moore Cemetery in Coppell. 

Mrs. Garrett was born March 25, 1905, in Coppell. She was a Baptist and a former resident of Mount Pleasant.

She is survived by her son Jerry Garrett of Omaha; daughters Amanda Ann Shartina of Sedona, Ariz. and Nancy Howard of Pleasanton, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Fred Garrett and daughter Patricia Webber.

Huchingson

HUGHES SPRINGS - Mary Huchingson, 68, of Hughes Springs, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000 at a Texarkana hospital.

Funeral services were to be at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 16 at Reeder-Davis Chapel in Hughes Springs with Bro. Jim White and Bro. Larry Neeley officiating. Interment was to be at Dennis Cemetery in Hughes Springs.

Mrs. Huchingson was born Dec. 24, 1931 in Cass County. She was a member of Hughes Springs Missionary Baptist Church and of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include daughters and sons in law, Connie and Gene Harrell of Texarkana, Beverly and James Rowe of Hughes Springs; granddaughters and grandson in law, Kim and Brian Spaulding of Texarkana, Ark., Tori Rowe of Hooks; grandson Christopher Harrell of Denton; great grandchildren, Sawyer and Piper Spaulding of Texarkana, Ark.; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Aaron Huchingson, who died in 1991.

Irvin

DAINGERFIELD - Verna Irvin, 84, of Daingerfield, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000, in Daingerfield.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at Nail-Haggard Funeral Home Chapel in Daingerfield. The Rev. Curtis Hall officiated. Interment was at the Daingerfield Cemetery. 

Mrs. Irvin was born Dec. 10, 1915, in Eros, La. She was a member of the Hillcrest Baptist Church. Mrs. Irvin was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband Vernon Irvin of Daingerfield; daughter Betty Escobar Tauzin of Mount Pleasant; grandchildren Tony Phillips of Waco, Lisa Escobar of Mount Pleasant and Michelle Bradley of Daingerfield; five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter Barbara Bradley.

Kizer

PITTSBURG - Carlos Kizer, 66, of Pittsburg died Thursday, Oct. 12 , 2000.

Services werr held at 2:30 p. m. on Sunday, Oct. 15 at Emanuel Baptist Church. Officiating were the Rev. Larry Rice and the Rev. Harry Wilson. Burial was in Ebenezer Cemetery under the direction of Erman Smith Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Larry Shrum, Billy Mac Marshall, Roy Bullard, Ricky Dodson, Johnny Davis, Gary Daily, Joel Townsend and Virgil McGahee. Honorory pallbearers were the Men’s Sunday School Class of Emanuel Baptist Church.

Born May 14, 1934 in Pittsburg, Mr. Kizer was the son of Burnice and Buna Knight Kizer, both now deceased..

He was a life long resident of Pittsburg and was the retired owner of Pittsburg Exxon Station and Pittsburg Tractor Company. He was a member of the International Order of Oddfellows and the Gideons.

He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and teacher of the Men’s Sunday School.

Survivors include his wife,, Lawana Kizer of Pittsburg’ two daughters and sons-in-laws, Vicki and Roy Petree and Carla and Mark Parker, all of Pittsburg; two granddaughters, Kimberly Kunaschk and Kelly Parker, both of Pittsburg; two grandsons, Carols Chase Petree and Dustin Parker, both of Pittsburg and one sister, Eugenia Lear of North Richland Hills.

McClanahan

Gerry Lou McClanahan, 69, of Pine Bluff, Ark. and a native of Mount Pleasant died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff.

Services were held 10 a. m. on Monday, Oct. 16 at the Chapel of Ralph Robinson and Son at Pine Bluff. Officiating was Tommy Gaither.

Graveside services were held be at 4 p. m. on Monday at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Mount Pleasant.

Born March 23, 1931 in Mount Pleasant, Mrs. McClanahan was the daughter of Beatrice Hurley Brogoitti of Mount Pleasant and the late Gerald Lee Brogoitti.

She was reared and received her early education in Mount Pleasant, where she graduated from Mount Pleasant High School. She also attended East Texas State University.

She married Robert. R. McClanahan on Sept. 10, 1950 in Mount Pleasant. They moved to Pine Bluff in 1974.

She was a homemaker and a member of 40th and Hazel Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband, Robert R. “Buddy” McClanahan; son, Robert H McClanahan of Little Rock, Ark.; daughters, Terry M. Ulvog of Longview and Cindy M. Shepherd of Hot Springs and Pine Bluff; brothers, David Brogoitti of Longview and Andre Brogoitti of Mount Pleasant; sister, Sharon Brogoitti Weeks of Mount Pleasant and eight grandchildren.

The family requests that memorials take the form of contributions to Arkansas Easter Seals Society, 2801 Lee Avenue, Little Rock, AR. 72205 

Mullins

DAINGERFIELD - Lydia Mullins, 86, of Daingerfield, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000, in a Longview hospital. 

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at the Daingerfield Church of Christ under the direction of Nail-Haggard Funeral Home of Daingerfield. Norman Miller and Tim Gibbsofficiated. Interment was at Daingerfield Cemetery.

Mrs. Mullins was born Aug. 8, 1914, in Pittsburg. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Mullins was a member of the Daingerfield Church of Christ for 56 years.

She is survived by sons and daughter-in-law Ray Mullins of Wylie and Tommy and Martha Mullins of Mount Vernon; daughters and sons-in-law Joyce and Wiley McCain of Longview, Margie and Gerald Hargrove of Daingerfield and Faye Lewis of Diana; sisters LaVada Jaggers of Mount Pleasant and Norma Russell of Austin; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Willie Mullins in 1987 and two great-grandsons.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of Christ Benevolent Fund. 

Nicholson

HOOKS - Roland George Nicholson, 81, of Hooks, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000 at Wadley Hospital in Texarkana.

Funeral services was at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17 at Bates-Cooper Funeral Home Chapel in Mount Pleasant. Bro. Adrian Maynard was to officiate. Interment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Mount Pleasant. Pallbearers were to be Bruce Nicholson, Brad Nicholson, Robert Rayburn, Ike Laing, Johnny Cheek, J.L. Bennett.

Mr. Nicholson was a self employed contractor. He was in the Army/Air Corps.

Survivors include wife Jean Nicholson of Hooks; son and daughter in law, Roland and Rhonda Nicholson of Mount Pleasant; daughter and son in law Jana and Rickey Logan of Mount Pleasant; step son and daughter in law, Robert and Jenetta Rayburn of Whiteman, Mo.; step daughters, Kathy Brown of Beebe, Ark., Teresa McKee of Angleton, Sandi Fields of Wake Village; brothers Velmer Nicholson of Mount Pleasant, J.R. Nicholson of Mineola; sister Ethel Mauzey of Cookville. He was preceded in death by parents, Robert George Nicholson and Della Jones Nicholson; first wife Maurice Nicholson; daughter Linda Nicholson; brothers Paul Nicholson, Everett Nicholson; sisters Irene Cheek, Thelma Vaught.

Redfearn

Jennie L. Redfearn, 88, of Mount Pleasant, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000 at Titus Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at Bates-Cooper Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Walter Allen and Bro. Johnny Hailes officiating. Interment was at White Oak Springs in Mount Pleasant. Pallbearers were to be Jeremy Redfearn, Phillip Pounders, Mathew Winn, Daniel Winn, Patrick Reed, Justin Reed, Joe Newman, Josh Newman.

Mrs. Redfearn was born Feb. 17, 1912 in Vernon, Ala., the daughter of Joe Rushing and Jane Hankins. She was a homemaker and a member of Highland Park Baptist Church.

Survivors include sons Neil Redfearn of Mount Pleasant, Mike Redfearn of Pensacola, Fla.; daughters, Marian Wilson, Betty Newman, Carolyn Winn, Jane Redfearn, Becky Pounders, all of Mount Pleasant; 14 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years Marshal Redfearn; son Terry Lynn Redfearn; daughters, Linda Reed, Martha Lee Redfearn; two brothers; three sisters; two grandsons; parents.

Reese

Theron Andrew Reese, 90, of Mount Pleasant, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at his home in Mount Pleasant.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Bates-Cooper Funeral Home Chapel in Mount Pleasant. Bros. Dale Stinson and Michael Thompsonl officiated. Interment was at Nevills Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers were Dr. Joe Paul Bramhall, David Page, Charles Davis, Jimmy Jones, Ben Coldicutt, Bobby Reese, Harold Wayne Reese, Mark Reese, Bill “Jr.” Driggers and Billy Rex Johnson.

Mr. Reese was born July 21, 1910, in Winfield, the son of Wiley and Bertha Teal Reese. He was a member of Oak Grove Church of Christ. Mr. Reese worked as a pipe fitter at the Fina Refinery.

He is survived by his wife Mary Helen Reese of Mount Pleasant; son and daughter-in-law Larry and Sue Reese of Mount Pleasant; daughter and son-in-law Winna Dean and Billy Allen of Mount Pleasant; grandson and wife Steve and Debbie Allen of Hagansport; granddaughters and husbands, Carla and Danny Edwards of Royse City, Karen and Donald Parr of Mount Pleasant and Angie and Doug Galloway of Whitehouse; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brother and sister-in-law LeRoy and Becky Reese of Texarkana; sisters Ruby Davis and Lurline Johnson, both of Mount Pleasant; sister and brother-in-law Sue and Wayne Bramhall of San Angelo; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers Wayne, Howard and Carthel Reese; sisters Lora Coldicutt and Leola Jones; and his parents. 

Memorial donations may be made to Cypress Basin Hospice. 

Robison

TYLER - Gary Robison, 56, of Tyler, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at a Tyler hospital.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 16, at Concord Baptist Church in Omaha. Bros. Nolan Ritchie, Lannie Peek and Glenn Griffith will officiate. Interment was at Spring Hill Cemetery in Naples. Tyler funeral arrangements are being handled by Lloyd James Funeral Home of Tyler. Local arrangements were handled by Alexander Funeral Home of Naples.

Mr. Robison was born Aug. 20, 1944, in Atlanta. He had lived in Tyler for the past 15 years and was an electrician with IBEW #1151. Mr. Robison was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife Pat Robison of Tyler; daughters Teri Robison of Naples and Toni Rolf and husband Charles of Mount Pleasant; stepsons Ray Bryant of Tyler and Wayne Bryant of Marietta; father Vernon Robison of Naples; mother Harvie Dee Carpenter of Omaha; brothers and sisters-in-law W.C. and Fannie Robison of Royse City, Cecil and Cathy Robison of Omaha, Johnny and Paula Robison of Naples and Jerry and Kathy Robison also of Naples; sister and brother-in-law Marvadene and Vinnie Martino of Grand Prairie; grandson Justin Robison; granddaughters Kayla Joyce, Brittany Dill, JayCee Rolf and Elizabeth Joyce Wilhite.

Rodgers

DALLAS - Juanita M. Rodgers, 84, of Dallas, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000 at Lake Point Medical Center.

Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 16 at 2 p.m. at Bates-Cooper Funeral Home Chapel in Mount Pleasant. Bro. Tom Wacaster officiated. Interment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Mount Pleasant.

Mrs. Rodgers was born Sept. 6, 1916 in Gilmer, the daughter of L.F. Smart and Ethel Crouch. She was a retired school teacher. Mrs. Rodgers received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from East Texas State University. She was a member of Saturday Rd. Church of Christ in Garland.

Survivors include sons and daughters in law, Fred Rodgers of Austin, Leon and Jinny Rodgers of Garland, Monty and Mary Rodgers of Van; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren; sister Fran Bonilla of Irving; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Alvin Rodgers; grandson Marc Rodgers; parents.

Donations may be made to Saturn Rd. Church and Retired Teachers of Garland.
Taylor

Elnora Patterson Taylor, 65, of Mount Pleasant, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000 at Titus Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16 at Curry-Welborn Funeral Home Chapel. Paul Newby officiated. Interment will be at Masonic Cemetery in Mount Pleasant. Nephewsl served as pallbearers.

Ms. Taylor was born Nov. 7, 1934 in Hopkins County, the daughter of Joel Patterson and Lula Lovell. She was a housewife. Ms. Taylor had lived in Mount Pleasant for 38 years, moving from Mount Vernon. She was Pentecostal, and was a member of Lake Chapel Church in Mount Vernon.

Survivors include son Charles C. Taylor of Pittsburg; grandchildren Connie Taylor, Carrie Taylor; great grandchild Nathaniel Taylor; special friends Cletus and Bobbie Taylor. She was preceded in death by brothers, J.H. Patterson, Loyd Patterson; sisters, Lois Pierce, Edna Strickland.


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