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Campbell

MOUNT VERNON - Margaret S. Campbell, 93, of Mount Vernon, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001 at East Texas Medical Center.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15 at Harvey Funeral Home Chapel in Mount Vernon. The Rev. Jim Crittenden officiated. Interment was in City Cemetery in Mount Vernon. Pallbearers will be Larry Scott, Pete Cargile, Kelly Cargile, Gregg Carr, B.F. Hicks and Richard Carr.

Mrs. Campbell was born July 15, 1907 in Hopkins County, the daughter of J.F. Stephenson and Doll Sparks. She retired as a teacher from Mount Vernon Public Schools in 1968.

She is survived by her sister-in-law Peggy Cargile of Mount Vernon; brother-in-law Robbie Campbell of Mount Vernon; cousins Nena Sparks Nance, Joe Bell, both of Sulphur Springs; special friend Margerite Carr of Mount Vernon; numerous other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband Phil Campbell.
 

Clark

Arlen Wesley Clark., 72, of Mount Pleasant died Friday, Feb. 16, 2001 at Titus Regional Medical Center.

Graveside services were held at for 3 p. m. Sunday, Feb. 18 at Farmers Academy Cemetery. Officiating was the Rev. Don White. Bates-Cooper Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

A retired tile maker, Mr. Clark born Nov. 2, 1928 in Belton County, the son of John Thomas and Vida Ethel (Lunsford) Clark. He served in the U. S. Air Force.

Survivors include his wife, Winnie Clark of Mount Pleasant; son and daughter-in-law, Don and Hazel Clark of Mount Pleasant; son, Richard Clark of Mount Pleasant; daughter and son-in-law, Margaret Clark and Doug Elliott of Mount Pleasant; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Marshall Story of Broken Arrow, Ok.; sister-in-law, Nadine Clark of Long Beach , Calif.; 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, daughter-in-law and a grandson.

Counts

  Nellie Counts, 79, of Mount Pleasant, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2001 at Titus Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 14 at Bates-Cooper Funeral Home Chapel. The Bros. James Bell and Glenn Griffith officiated. Interment was in Damascus Cemetery.

Mrs. Counts was born July 8, 1921 in Mount Pleasant, the daughter of Daniel Gallant and Georgia Wharton Gallant. She was a seamstress for Mike Benet and was a member of Nevills Chapel Baptist Church.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law JoAnn and A.J. McFadden of Tyler; sons and daughters-in-law Nolan and Sandra Counts of Mount Pleasant, Daniel “Bo” and Cathy Counts of Mesquite; brother and sister-in-law Homer and Edna Gallant of Soper, Okla.; grandchildren Kay Reed, Andy McFadden both of Tyler, Deanne Smith of Seattle, Wash., David Moore of San Diego, Calif., Misty Limon of Lawton, Okla., Chris Counts of Ardmore, Okla., Megan Counts of Mount Pleasant, Christi Moore of Hooks. She was preceded in death by her husband Marshall Counts; her parents; daughter Neoma Moore.

Counts

HUGHES SPRINGS - George Monroe Counts Jr., 71, of Hughes Springs, died Saturday Feb. 10, 2001 at Titus Regional Medical Center.

Graveside services were held be at 2 p.m., Tuesday Feb. 13, 2001 at Damascus Cemetery in Mount Pleasant under the direction of Curry-Welborn Funeral Home. Donnie Goodwin officiated. 

Mr. Counts was born June 8, 1929 in Titus County, the son of George Monroe Counts Sr. and Exa Green. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was self-employed as a carpenter. He was a Baptist.

He is survived by his wife Louise Weldon Counts; daughters Susan Clark of Marshall, Cynthia Moore of Commerce; step-children James Wynn of Indianapolis, Ind., Penny Wynn of Little Rock, Ark.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son George Monroe Counts III.

Gardner

SAN ANTONIO - Patsy Hearn Gardner, 71, of San Antonio, died Dec. 17, 2000 at her residence in San Antonio.

She was born Nov. 25, 1929 in Pittsburg. Mrs. Gardner graduated from Mount Pleasant High School in 1947. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in San Antonio where, in her last 15 years of service, she helped develop the “Master’s List,” a volunteer program that served more than 200 local churches in the San Antonio Baptist Association.

She is survived by her daughters Brenda Shoemaker of Houston, Dianne Keefer of Tyler; five grandchildren; sister Joy Jones of Mount Vernon; numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family members. She was preceded in death by her husband James Gardner; parents Joyce and Grady Meadows.

Interment was in Fort Sam Houston Cemetery in San Antonio.

Gossett

LONGVIEW - Charlotte Gossett, 66, of Longview, died Saturday Feb. 10, 2001.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday Feb. 13 at Harvey Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Bob Walker officiated. Interment was in City Cemetery.

Mrs. Gossett was born Sept. 8, 1934 in Mount Vernon, the daughter of C. S. Yates and Ruth Gilbert. She was a nurse in the Mount Vernon area for many years.

She is survived by her sons Mike Gossett of Irving, Faron Gossett of Longview; brothers Charles Yates of League City, Donald Yates of Mount Vernon; sister Retha Gay Lewis of Royce City; grandchildren Christopher Gossett, Cassie Ann Gossett, Amanda Gossett, J.T. Gossett, Baily Gossett; two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Robbie Gossett in 1982.

Harman

KILGORE - Former Mount Pleasant resident Charles Kenneth “Cotton” Harman, 76, of Kilgore, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2001 at his residence in Liberty City.

Funeral services were held at 4 p.m., Monday, Feb.12 at Mount Hope Cemetery in Rusk County under the direction of Rader Funeral Home of Kilgore.

Mr. Harman was born May 22, 1924 in Mexia. He was a former resident of Mount Pleasant and had been a resident of the East Texas area for the past 30 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was currently employed by Lumlog Inc. of Kilgore. Mr. Harman also had worked for many years in sales of oil field equipment.

He is survived by his daughters Melanie Ford and Kay Edney, both of Liberty City; sons Kenny Harman of Gladewater, Tommy Harman of McLeod sister Paula Smith of Walker, La.; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

Henry

LAKE BOB SANDLIN - David Riley Henry, 49, of Lake Bob Sandlin (Hillspoint), died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001 at East Texas Medical Center.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 at Bates-Cooper Funeral Home Chapel. Bros. Rickey Rick, Craig Maxwell and Mike Kessler officiated. Interment was in Macedonia Cemetery in Pittsburg. Pallbearers were Lloyd Billups, Don Cardinal, Jimmy Clark, John Denman Jr., Don Kercheual, Craig Maxwell, Charles Nixon and Frank Welborn. Honorary pallbearers were Laddie Landers, James Chapel, Tommy Lee, Larry Morris, Bobby Steffey and Ricky Roach.

Mr. Henry was born May 23, 1951 in Durant, Okla. He received his masters at Texas A&M-Commerce. He was a lead chemical tech at TXU and was a member of Tennison United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife Dee Ann Denman Henry of Pittsburg (Hillspoint); father and step-mother Fred and Nancy Henry of Magnolia, Ark.; grandmother Dolores Banner of Fort Worth; daughter and son-in-law Heather and Paul Walton of Mount Pleasant; daughter’s mother Tandra Gibson of Mount Pleasant; grandsons Joshua Walton and Caleb Walton of Mount Pleasant; step-daughter Kara Marshall of Pittsburg; step-son Carr Elroy of Mount Pleasant; step-brothers and step sisters-in-law, Steve Burgess of Little Rock, Ark., Ronnie and Shelly Burgess, Kenny and Anne Burgess, all of Magnolia, Ark., Mark and Traci Burgess of Fairfield, Danny and Lisa Burgess of Little Rock, Ark.; sister-in-law Lynn Denman Finley of Mount Pleasant; brother-in-law John Denman Jr. He was preceded in death by his mother Nena Banner Henry.

Memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Pittsburg.

Honzell

  Philip Honzell, 22, of Mount Pleasant and formerly of Pittsburg, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2001 at Titus Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 14 at Erman Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Pittsburg. The Revs. Randy Stuard and Larry Rice officiated. Interment was in Willow Oak Cemetery in Pittsburg. Pallbearers were Brandon Denson, Justin Northcutt, Justin Hood, David Davis, Heath Sansom, Jeffrey Janway, Lance Craig, Thomas Carter, Jody Yandell.

Mr. Honzell was born Dec. 4, 1978 in Pittsburg. He was an equipment operator for Pilgrim Industries in Pittsburg and a graduate of Pittsburg High School. He was a Baptist. Mr. Honzell lived most of his life in Pittsburg.

He is survived by his wife Stephanie Honzell of Mount Pleasant; father B.C. Honzell of Pittsburg; mother Nelda Moss of Mount Pleasant; grandparents Floyd and Ruby Puckett of Pittsburg; son Joseph Honzell; brother Patrick Honzell of Pittsburg; niece Morgan Honzell of Pittsburg.

Memorial donations may be made to the Joseph Honzell Memorial, Hibernia National Bank, P.O. Box 70, Pittsburg, TX 75686.

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Jones

  Arlen Richard (Shorty) Jones, 70, of Mount Pleasant, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paris.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16 at Edwards Cemetery under the direction of Curry-Welborn Funeral Home. John Stone officiated.

Mr. Jones was born April 26, 1930 in Kildare in Cass County, the son of Herman Jones and Gladys Collins. He was a self-employed brick layer and a Baptist.

He is survived by his mother Gladys Jones of Daingerfield; sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Deborah Jones, Jeffrey (Scotty) Jones, Greg and Shelley Jones, all of Mount Pleasant; grandchildren Brian Morris, Keasha Baggett, Amanda McCall, Danielle Jones, Dustin Jones of Mount Pleasant; great-grandchildren Kristina Baggett, Zoie Baggett, Donte McCall, Myka Fulce; brother and sister-in-law Loyd (Boo) and Betty Jones of Daingerfield; sister and brother-in-law Joyce and Jerry (Crow) Williams of Omaha; four nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary (Sue) Jones; father; brother Edward (Speedy) Jones.

Kellum

TENNESSEE COLONY - Bobby Joe Kellum, 40, of Tennessee Colony, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001. 

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15 at Mount Moriah Cemetery under the direction of Curry-Welborn Funeral Home.

Mr. Kellum was born Jan. 29, 1961 in McKinney.

He is survived by his father Bobby Wayne Kellum; mother Nelda Johnson; daughters Shannon Jo Kellum, Tonya Kellum; sisters Penny Kellum, Doris Sprueill, Kim Kellum.

Lewis

Charles Lester Lewis, 67, of Mount Pleasant, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2001 at Titus Regional Medical Center.

Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 at Old West Side Cemetery in Mount Pleasant under the direction of Curry-Welborn Funeral Home. The Rev. Willie Mallard officiated. Honorary pallbearers were Melvin Galloway, Larry Heath, Christopher P. Lewis, Nicholas K. Lewis, Dononthan M. Jeffery and Damon Lewis.

Mr. Lewis was born Nov. 11, 1933 in Daingerfield, the son of Eddie V. Lewis and Hazel Hayes. He was a butcher.

He is survived by his wife Annie Mae Lewis of Mount Pleasant; sons Larry Lewis and Ray C. Lewis, both of Livingston, Alton Lewis of Fort Worth, Edward Charles Lewis of Daingerfield; daughters and sons-in-law Charlene Lewis of Pittsburg, Bonnie and Larry Heath of Pittsburg, Margie and Fred Walker, Debbie Lewis and family, all of Mount Pleasant; brother Cal Lester Lewis of Tennessee Colony; special friend Weldon Wilkerson; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

Logue

Charles William Logue, 69, of Mount Pleasant, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001 at Titus Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15 at Bates-Cooper Funeral Home Chapel. Bros. Robert Griffith and James Bell officiated. Interment was in Coopers Chapel Cemetery.

Mr. Logue was born Aug. 30, 1931 in Cedars Mill. He was a Baptist. He married Doris Barcroft Logue Nov. 19, 1955. Mr. Logue was a veteran of the U.S. Marines and served in the Korean War from 1951 to 1954. He worked for Lone Star Steel for 32 years.

He is survived by his wife Doris Logue of Mount Pleasant; sons and daughters-in-law Charles “Doug” and Debbie Logue of Deer Park, William “Scott” and Connie Logue of Mount Pleasant; daughters and sons-in-law Rhonda Logue and Jerry Cook of Cookville, Kathy Logue and Mike Logan of Mount Pleasant; sisters Eva Logue of Denison, Mary Williams of Fort Worth, Annie Furmos of Woodstock, Ga.; sister-in-law Judy Logue of Callisburg; 10 grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Benjamin and Katie Lee Burks Logue; brother Ben Logue, mother-in-law and father-in-law Elmer and Vallie Barcroft .

Meador

ERICK, OKLA.- Iva Estelle Meador, 80, of Erick, Okla., died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001 in Grove, Okla. after a long illness.

She was the mother of Mount Pleasant resident Susan Witherspoon.

Mrs. Meador was born Sept. 8, 1920 in Erick, Okla., the daughter of Estelle Marie (Killough) and Ivan James Riley. She graduated from Erick High School and married Odell Meador, also of Erick, Okla. on Dec. 28, 1940. Mrs. Meador is a former resident of Mount Pleasant.

She is survived by her children Jim Meador of Grove, Okla., David Meador of Blue Springs, Mo., Susan Witherspoon of Mount Pleasant, Judy Hoernschemeyer of St. Peters, Mo.; sisters Norma Robinson, Barbara Morrell, both of El Cajon, Calif.; 17 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 at Erick United Methodist Church. The Rev. Lynn Brack officiated. Interment was in Erick Cemetery under the direction of Fatheree-Albert Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Erick Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 25, Erick, OK. 73645.

Mills

NAPLES - Jesse E. Mills, 84, of Naples, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001 at Titus Regional Medical Center in Mount Pleasant.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16 at First Baptist Church in Naples. The Revs. Joe Perkins and Leon McDowell officiated. Interment was in Naples Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Paul Mills, Clint Mills, Shane Mills, Justin Stringer, Tommy Mills and Randy Brock.

Mr. Mills was born March 11, 1916 in Fairlee. He retired from Lone Star Steel in 1972 and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Naples.

He is survived by his wife Bernice Mills of Naples; sons and daughters-in-law Danny and Betty Mills of Naples, Gaylon and Patricia Mills of Temple, Doug and Judy Mills of Georgetown; brother and sister-in-law C.C. Mills Jr. and Wanda Mills of Naples; sister Ravel McMichael of McKinney; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

Rape

PITTSBURG - Mildred Evelyn Darden Rape, 76, of Pittsburg, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001 at East Texas Medical Center in Pittsburg.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001 at First United Methodist Church in Pittsburg. The Rev. Ricky Ricks officiated. Interment wase in Rose Hill Cemetery in Pittsburg under the direction of Erman Smith Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Jack Thornton, Dave Thompson, Otis Marsh, Doyle Copeland, John Hart Efurd and Tommy Goodwin.

Mrs. Rape was born Oct. 7, 1924 in Upshur County. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Pittsburg, the UMW., the FCE and numerous supper clubs. Mrs. Rape was a retired teller from Pittsburg National Bank.

She is survived by her husband Brison Rape of Pittsburg; sons and daughters-in-law Tommie and Pamela Rape of Houston, Rickie and Kathy Rape of Pittsburg; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Alton and Charlotte Rape of Pittsburg; special friend Mary Johns of Pittsburg; grandchildren Leanne and Carey Avey, Jason Rape, Steven Rape, all of Pittsburg, Logan Rape of Houston; great-grandchildren Emily and Levi Efurd, of Pittsburg. She was preceded in death by her parents Gabriel Darden and Rebecca King Darden.

Roach

  June Roach, 66, of Mount Pleasant, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2001 at Titus Regional Medical Center.

Graveside services were held be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 14 at Nevills Chapel Cemetery in Mount Pleasant under the direction of Bates-Cooper Funeral Home. Bro. Tom Wacaster officiated.

Mrs. Roach was born Dec. 24, 1934 in Red River County. She was a retired Titus County Tax Assessor Collector, where she served for 16 years. She was a member of North Jefferson Church of Christ.

She is survived by her husband James P. (Bud) Roach of Mount Pleasant; son and daughter-in-law Dr. Johnny W. and Gloria Roach of Oklahoma City, Okla.; sister Jean Holmes of Tyler; six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents J.E. Blankenship and Leon Wilson Blankenship; brother Merkel Dean Blankenship; sister Maxine Rogers.

Donations may be made to the North Jefferson Church of Christ building fund.

Simon

NAPLES - Ralph Franklin Simon Jr., 55, of Naples, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001 at the University of Texas Health Center in Tyler.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 at Life Tabernacle Assembly of God Church in Naples. The Revs. Sam Bristow, Ken Redmon and Jim Palmer officiated. Interment was in Naples Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home in Naples. Pallbearers were Kelly Sargent, Ronnie Bristow, Blaine Borcherding, Adam Borcherding, Clint Ferguson Sr., Jeff Hughes, Ricky Simon, Daniel Simon.

Mr. Simon was born Jan. 20, 1946 in Marietta, Okla. He was retired from Texas Instruments after 30 years of service. He was an elder and member of Life Tabernacle Assembly of God Church in Naples.

He is survived by his wife Laquetta Simon of Naples; sons and daughter-in-law Ralph Edward and Gena Simon, Emanuel Simon, Samuel Simon, Nathan Simon, all of Naples; daughters and sons-in-law Tami and Clint Ferguson of Itasca, Lora and Kelly Sargent of Mount Pleasant, Cheryl Roten of Mount Pleasant, Teresa Rankin of Palm Bay, Fla., Marie Stiver of Denver, Colo., Angel Simon and Abigail Simon, both of Naples; brothers Ronnie Simon of Grand Prairie, Bill Simon of Houston, Randy Simon of Decatur; sister Debbie Borcherding of Grand Prairie; 17 grandchildren.

Swafford

 Susan Malinda Swafford, 89, of Mount Pleasant, died Saturday Feb. 10, 2001 at Villa #2 Residential Care.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday Feb. 13 at Bates-Cooper Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. John Lindsay and Danny Stevens and Bro. Lloyd Cashionofficiated. Interment was in Old Union Cemetery. Pallbearers were Rayford Huffman, Phillip Brown, William Swafford, George Swofford, Ricky Swafford, Fred Holcomb, Dale Swafford and Steve Swafford. Honorary pallbearers will be J.C. Swafford, Emory Swafford and James Swafford.

Mrs. Swafford was born Dec. 23, 1911 in Pickens, S.C. She was a homemaker, and she was a member of Old Union Baptist Church.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law Ann and Charles Martin of Mount Pleasant, Lavonne and Bobby Holcomb of Diana; daughter-in-law Margie Swafford of Mount Pleasant; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Earl Swafford; her son Merrett Swafford.

Welborn

WINFIELD - Lena Mae Welborn, 95, of Winfield, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2001 at Titus Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18 at the Bates-Cooper Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Chuck Huffman officiated. Interment was in Bridges Chapel Cemetery.

Mrs. Welborn was born Aug. 8, 1905 in Titus County. She taught school for 43 years and was a member of Grace United Methodist Church of Hearne.

She is survived by her sisters Lillian Black of Winfield, Bennie Lee Jones of West New Hope Community; niece Lynda Steen; nephews Charles Black, Kenneth Jones, Tim Jones. She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas W. Welborn; parents Charlie E. Thomas and Ida Young Thomas.

Young

RED RIVER COUNTY - Lee D. Young, 90, of Red River County, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001 in Texarkana.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 14 at Alexander Funeral Chapel in Naples. The Rev. Carl Raleigh l officiated. Interment was in Cornett Cemetery in Naples. Pallbearers were David Dowell, Charles Dill, Mickey Wright, Robert G. Young, Marvin G. Young and Robbie Briggs.

Mrs. Young, a former resident of the Cornett Community near Naples, was born June 30, 1918 in Red River County. She was a Methodist.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Robert G. and Nancy Young of New Boston; daughter and son-in-law Kay and Michael Stennulson of Cottonwood, Ariz.; brother Flyn Blair of Lampasas; sister Edestar Martinak of Fort Worth; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Marvin Richard Young; son E.G. Young; daughters Margie Roeder and Verda Smith.


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