Local Obituaries

 

 

Penny J. Coker

Funeral services for Penny J. Coker, age 55, of Yantis, are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mrs. Coker passed away on Friday evening, October 30, 2009, at East Texas Medical Center, in Quitman.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Carl M. Randolph

Funeral services for Carl Randolph, age 83, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 31, 2009 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rav. Don Tinsley officiating. Burial will follow at Sulphur Springs City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m., prior to the service.

Mr. Randolph passed away Thursday, October 29, 2009 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born on August 17, 1926 in Pickton, the son of Carl and Addie Randolph. He married Odena Harbor on February 14, 1944 in Sulphur Springs. She preceded him in death in 1999. Mr. Randolph worked as a funeral assistant for West Oaks Funeral Home for many years. He and his wife owned and operated Randolph Furniture. He was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include one son, Robby Randolph and wife Pennie of Sulphur Springs, one daughter, Delana Huffines and husband Vandal of Sulphur Springs, grandchildren, Brandon Huffines, Tanesha Randolph, Courtney Randolph and Aaron Randolph, step granddaughters, Deanna Chiles and Peyton McGarrity. He was preceded in death by his parents, one grandson, Brian Huffines in 1998 and one great-grandson Shaun Huffines in 2003.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Anna (Betty) Catherine Grizzle

A memorial service for Anna Grizzle, age 77, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel, at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 1, 2009, with Brother B. J. Teer officiating.

There will be no formal visitation.

Anna Grizzle passed away Wednesday night, October 28, 2009 at Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab. She was born in Tell City, Indiana, on July 27, 1932, the daughter of Fred Persinger and Anna (Lockard) Persinger. She married Douglas Grizzle in Quitman, on September 7, 1963. He preceded her in death in 1996. Mrs. Grizzle was a homemaker. She was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include: two daughters, Kim Hollowell of Tyler and Diana Hicks of Colve, Arkansas; two sons, Curtis Allen Wilgus and Bobby Lee Wilgus; grandchildren, James Hollowell, Kim Dixon and Jason Hicks and great-grandchildren, Lilly Dixon, Sloan Hicks and Kaylyn Hicks.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Marjorie Wallace

Graveside services for Marjorie "Granny" Wallace, age 92, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 31, 2009 at Reilly Springs Cemetery with Rev. Larry Baxley officiating. Pallbearers will be James Pool, Shane Freeman, David Harrison, John Pool, Stoney Watkins and Shawn Wallace.

There will be no formal visitation.

Mrs. Wallace passed away Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at Sunny Springs Nursing Home. Mrs. Wallace was born on July 24, 1917 in Bonanza, Texas, the daughter of Archie and Ruby (Thompson) Henderson. She married John F. Wallace on December 20, 1943 in Reilly Springs. He preceded her in death in 2002.

Mrs. Wallace and her husband owned and operated their dairy until they retired. She was a homemaker and a member of Reilly Springs Baptist Church.

Survivors include daughters, Kathy Wallace Dickens and Jonetta Wallace Petty both of Reilly Springs, grandchildren, Kim Pool and husband James of Sulphur Springs, Paula Freeman and husband Shane of Reilly Springs, Jo Lynn Johnson of Alaska, David Harrison of Reilly Springs, 7 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by one son, Howard Ray Wallace and great-grandson, James Michael Pool.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Jimmie Ray (Jim) Deaton

Funeral services for Jimmie Ray (Jim) Deaton, age 82, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 28, 2009, at West Oaks Funeral Home. Rev. Charles Moore will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the North Hopkins Cemetery, with Rip Vanwinkle, Dennis Maxfield, Delbert Logan, Deckman Goggans, Danny Evans, Tate Price, and Tim Vestal serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 27, 2009, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Deaton passed away on Monday morning, October 26, 2009, at his residence. He was born in the Emblem Community of Hopkins County, on April 6, 1927, the son of Lawrence Edward and Maggie Bell Gibson Deaton. He married Jeniva Ruth Dixon, on January 23, 1947, in Sulphur Springs. She survives.

Mr. Dixon was a barber and cattleman. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Other survivors include: three daughters, Sally Maxfield and husband Dennis, Janie Deaton Logan and husband Delbert, and Deana Goggans and husband Deckman, all of Sulphur Springs; one brother, Don Deaton and wife Pat, of Sulphur Springs; one sister, Dean Gafford of Ft. Worth; grandchildren, Kristy Brown, Amber Evans, Kobie Price, Jolie Anderson, and Katie Vestal; and great-grandchildren, Randi Lynn Mitchell, Rayli Price, Kasen Price, Lexi Price, Todd Anderson, Emmi Price, Brody Brown, and Bella Wakefield.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Charlie Deaton.

Memorials may be made to the Library at First Baptist Church, 116 Oak Avenue, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Laverne L. Mills


Funeral services for Ms. Laverne L. Mills, age 87, o Garland, are pending with West Oaks Funeral Home.

Ms. Mills passed away on Sunday, October 25, 2009, at Heritage Nursing Home in Quitman.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Joyce Earline McGary

Graveside funeral services for Joyce Earline McGary, age 69, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 4:00 p.m., Monday, October 26, 2009, at Richland Cemetery, in Brinker. Russell Morris will officiate.

Visitation will be from 2:00 to 4:00 prior to services, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Terrell Shane McGary, Tyrel Clark Anders, Jacob Dean McGary, Justin Skyler Boots Morris, Christopher Chance McGary, and Cameron Trey McGary. Honorary pallbearers will be Caroll Joseph Eli anders, William James Warnock, Maricio Negrete', Derek Thomas Earles, Jeremy Antill, Tony Giles, and Daniel Bryan Williamson.

 

Mrs. McGary passed away on Saturday evening, October 24, 2009, at her residence. She was born on May 4, 1940, in Killeen, Texas, the daughter of John Bidy and Mary Addline Penny Edwards. She married Floyd McGary, on August 11, 1954, in Coahoma, TX. He survives.

Mrs. McGary was a homemaker and a member of the Trinity Harvest Church of God.

Other survivors include: sons, Floyd McGary, Jr., and wife Patsy, Donny McGary and wife Debra, and Lonny McGary and wife Tammy, all of Sulphur Springs; daughters, Mary Morris and husband, Joe of Sulphur Springs, and Penny Morris and husband Russell of Ft. Worth; brothers, Tony Edwards of Winnsboro, Jack Edwards of Odessa, and Roy Edwards of Lamessa; sisters, Mary Wood and Penny spencer of Claremore, Oklahoma, Vicky Crawford and Dolly Allen of Abilene, and Betty Edwards of Temple; 17 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Frank Edwards, James Edwards, Billy Edwards, and Rusty Edwards; and a sister, Mary Frances Edwards.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Ceferino Perez

Funeral services for Ceferino Perez, age 91, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Ceferino Perez passed away on Saturday, October 24, 2009, at Hopkins County Memorial Hosptial.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Marvin R. Lemons

Funeral services for Marvin Lemons, of Emory, are pending with West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Lemons passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at Green Acres Nursing Home in Emory.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Jerry Bailey

Graveside services for Joe Bailey Jr., age 41, of Anderson, Indiana, and formerly of Sulphur Springs, will be held at Restlawn Memorial Park, at 10:00 a.m.,  Thursday, October 29, 2009.

Mr. Anderson passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2009, in Anderson, Indiana.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Carrie M. Wiler

Graveside funeral services for Carrie Wiler, age 86, of Mount Pleasant, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Thursday, October 22, 2009, at Arbala Cemetery. Rev. Brian Bosworth will officiate.

There will be no formal visitation.

Mrs. Wiler passed away Tuesday morning, October 20, 2009 at her residence, in Mt. Pleasant. She was born in Arbala on December 17, 1922, the daughter of Robert Wesson and Emma Lamb Wesson. She married Lathan Wiler, in Quitman, on December 24, 1941. He preceded her in death in 2008.

Mrs. Wiler was a homemaker and member of Wesley Methodist Church.

Survivors include: two daughters, Deloros Foster (Sonny) of Mt. Pleasant, and Carolyn Deats (James) of Memphis, Tennessee; seven grandchildren; three sisters, Bobbie Holder (L.D.), Margaret Campbell, and Wandean Easley, all of Sulphur Springs; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Marvin Wesson and Leland Wesson.

Memorials may be made to Cypress Basin Hospice.

Arrangments are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Amar Sue Ramsey

Funeral services for Amar Sue Ramsey, age 85, of Sulphur Bluff, will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 20, 2009, in Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00pm, with Rev. Micheal Moore and Rev. B.J. Teer officiating.

Burial will follow services in the Sulphur Bluff Cemetery with Stephen Smith, John Johnese, Jacob Ramsey, Jason Ramsey, Deshon Ramsey, Eric Ramsey, Mathew Ramsey, Brennan Ramsey and Kevin Mick serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Johnese, Mark Johnese, Dakota Harris and Charles Mick.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, October 19, 2009, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Ramsey passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2009, at her residence. She was born in Sulphur Bluff, on September 18, 1924, the daughter of Dennis L. Davis and Lillian Davis. She married J.A. Ramsey in Sulphur Bluff, on April 26, 1938. He preceded her in death in 2001. Mrs. Ramsey was a homemaker. She was of Baptist Faith

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Velma Louise Kinard Huff

Funeral services for Velma Louise Huf, of Campbell and formerly of Sulphur Springs, are shceduled for 1:00 p.m., Monday, October 19, 2009, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Randy Reed will officiate.

Interment will follow services at Restlawn Memorial Park, with Crue Medina, Kenny Barrett, Lee Randolph, James Acosta, Jeff Foster, and David Valdez serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearerers will be Clifton Alexander, Marlin Jones, Randy Reed, Joe Anderson, Jeff Orwosky, and Scott Foster.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, October18, 2009, at the funeral home.

 

Mrs. Huff passed away Friday morning, October 16, 2009, at Hunt Regional Medical Center, in Greenville. She was born in Memphis, Texas, on September 20, 1931, the daughter of John Chaudoin and L.B. Kerchival Chaudoin. She married Jack Kinard and he preceded her in death. The she then married Lee Huff and he survives.

Mrs. Huff was a sales clerk at Wal-Mart and was a member of League Street Church of Christ.

Other survivors include: three sons, Mike Kinard of Campbell, Barry Kinard of Sulphur Springs, and Kerry Kinard of Phoenix, AZ; a daughter, Brenda Randoph of Sulphur Springs; a sister, Doris Thomas of Childress, TX; grandchildren, Sabrina Foster, Gini Kinard, Nancy Valdez, and Amy Longbine; ten great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by one son, Kevin Kinard, and a grandson, Christopher Longbine.

Arrangements are under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

 

 

Rosa Ida Hollis

Funeral Service for Rose Ida Stotts Hollis of Sulphur Springs, Texas, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 17, 2009 at Morning Chapel Baptist church with Rev. Harold B Nash and Rev. Jerry  W. Vaughn officiating. Burial will follow in Mel Haven Cemetery with Bradley Vaughn, Bryan Vaughn, Marachie Vaughn, Chris Spivey, Zach Spigner and Bill Barrett serving as pallbearers. Deacons of Morning Chapel Baptist Church will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday evening at Tapp Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hollis passed away October 12, 2009. Rose was born June 27, 1913 to the parentage of the late Archie Stotts and Pearl Harris Stotts, in Logansport, LA. She married John Moore and to this union four children were born. She later married Lee J. Hollis and to this union three children were born. She later married Sidney Nash. All three preceded her in death.

Mrs. Hollis was a dedicated member of Morning Chapel Baptist church until her health began to fail and she moved to the Dallas - Ft. Worth area to live with her daughter, Cynthia Shannon Washington and son-in-law James Washington. As a member of Morning Chapel she was in Lydia Circle in the Mission Department, Sunday School teacher for the babies and young children, Senior Choir member and also a member of the Eastern Star.

Mrs. Hollis was the mother of seven children. three sons, Azrow Moore and wife Grace both preceded her in death; Frederick Douglas Moore of Seattle, WA; Stacey Hollis of Sulphur Springs, TX. Four daughters, Norma Jean Vaughn preceded her in death; Viny Jo Oliver (Eddie), Wichita KS, Theodore Hollis preceded her in death; and Cynthia Shannon Washington and husband James of Haslet, TX. She leaves to mourn a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and friends, church members and others she referred to as her children.

Tapp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Clarene Thurman

Funeral services for Clarene Thurman, age 90, of Rising Son, Maryland, and formerly of Pine Forest, will be conducted with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00., Friday, October 16, 2009, with Rev. B.J. Teer and Bob Manverse officating.

Interment will follow at Pine Forest Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, Friday October 16, 2009.

Mrs. Thurman passed away on Monday, October 12, 2009, at Calvert Manor Healthcare Center in Rising Son, Maryland. She was born in Como, on February 21, 1919, the daughter of Thomas Judson Earhart and Lilly Bell Earhart. She married Bill Thurman in Sulphur Springs, on April 10, 1939. He preceded her in death in 1995.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Gloria Jan Farrar Swearingen

Funeral services for Gl0ria Jan Farrar Swearingen, age 75, of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, formerly of Hopkins County, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 14, 2009, at the Myra Wilson Chapel, with Bro. Tommy Johnston officiating.

Interment will follow services in the Sulphur Springs City Cemetery, with Bill Warner, Ryan Warner, Joe Perkins, Bob Gideon, Joe Williamson, and Lee Levine serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 13, 2009, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

Mrs. Swearingen passed away at St. Edward Mercy Medical Center, on Saturday, October 10, 2009. She was born on August 4, 1934, in Memphis Tennessee, the daughter of C.J. and Dollie Hall Farrar. They preceded her in death.

After graduating from Sulphur Springs High School, she married Kenneth Nance. He preceded her in death in 1985. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She married Lawrence Swearingen, on July 5, 1974, in Oklahoma. He preceded her in death in 2002.

Survivors include: a son, Bill Nance and wife Kim of Chipley, FL; a daughter, Julie Warner, of Ft. Smith Arkansas; four grandchildren, Sara Moore, Ryan Warner, Kadee Nance, and Will Nance; and two great-grandchildren, Mason Moore and Ava Warner.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Florence Clayton

Funeral services for Florence Clayton, age 82, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 1:00pm Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at Morning Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Willis Taylor, Sr officiating.

Florence James Wright was born September 20, 1927, in the Pleasant Hill Community of Hopkins County. Her parents were James and Estella Pryor Wright. She married Jack Clayton in 1947. Mr. Clayton preceded her in death.

Mrs. Clayton was a member of the Plaesant Hill Baptist Church and a homemaker.

Mrs. Clayton passed away Saturday, October 10, 2009 at theCarriage House Manor Nursing Home.

Surviving family includes daughter, Wadell Foster of Desoto, Texas, Maggie Monroe of Admore, OK, sons; Jackie, Kevin, Raymond Claytin of Dlaas, TX, Danny, Dwight, Zebedee Clayton of Sulphur Springs, TX and Lafayette Clayton of Las Vegas, Nevada. Sister, Mrs Emma Wilson of Austin, TX, Malcom Wright of Sulphur Springs, fifteen grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law Vella Clayton, Beauton Wright, Marie Wright, Johnnie Wright and many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

 

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Ruby Miller

Funeral services for Ruby May Miller, 99, 0f Sulphur Springs, will be 2:00pm Sunday, October 11, 2009, at Tapp Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Fred Lewis officiating.  Burial will follow in Restlawn Memorial Park

Ruby May Christian was born May 26, 1910, in the Paint Rock Community of Hopkins County, the daughter of Ed and Nannie Christian. She married Merrill Cleo Miller in Sulphur Springs in 1938. Mr. Miller preceded her in death.

Mrs. Miller was employed for a number ofyears with J.C. Penny and Munves Fashions of Sulphur Springs. She was a long time member of First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs and the Silvertone Choir

Arrangements are with the Tapp Funeral Home.

 

 

Troy Jolley

 

Graveside funeral services for Troy Edward Jolley, age 82, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 10, 2009, at Restland Cemetery, in Dallas, with Frank Wichern officiating.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Mr. Jolly passed away on Wednesday, October 7, 2009, at Rock Creek Health and Rehab, in Sulphur Springs, following a lengthy illness. He was born on August 6, 1927, in Shelby, North Carolina, the son of Hoover Clark and Nora Gabriella Timmons Jolley.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Martha Theisen Jolley, in 1979. He married Mary Lynne Hurley, on March 6, 1981, in Dallas, Texas. She survives.

Mr. Jolley was an insurance agent for over 30 years and was owner of Jolley General Agency. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church and served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of James Ladd Burgess Masonic Lodge, the Dallas Scottish Rite, and Hella Temple Shriners, where he participated in parades for several years, as part of the group "Roadsters."

Other survivors include: a son, Troy Edward Jolley, Jr. and wife Janett of Corpus Christi, TX; daughters, Pattie Wichern and husband Frank of Plano, and Cindie Ray and husband Norman of Rockwall; stwo step-daughters, Denise Booher and husband Reece and Deanne Ragan and husband Truman, all of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Jenny Stedman, Sally Waite, Joseph Waite, Lucy Waite, Jordan Ray, Brandon Booher, Tanner Ragan, Tye Boatman, Blaine Booher, and Bailey Booher; and 6 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials may be made to the Meal-A-Day, 150 Martin Luther King Blvd., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Nettie A. Ward

Funeral services for Nettie A. Ward, age 88, of Cooper, are pending with West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Ward passed away on Sunday, October 4, 2009, at her residence.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.


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Betty Sue King

Betty Sue King, age 68, of Yantis, passed away on Friday, October 2, 2009, at her residence. She was born in Clarksville, Texas, on October 11, 1940, the daughter of J.C. King and Exie Mable Moring King. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include: two daughters, Annette Faye Anderson and Debra Kay Little, both of Gilmer; a sister, Wanda Alford of Eastland, Texas; a brother, James King of Yantis; five grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Dennis King; and a son, Rodney Chapman.

Cremation arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Aaron Ashley Arrington

Funeral services for Aaron Ashley Arrington, age 37, of Scurry, Texas, and formerly of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 4:00 p.m., Thursday, October 8, 2009, at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel, in Greenville. Rev. Jason Hammack and Rev. Benjie Magness will officiate.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 7, 2009, at the funeral home.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jamie Morgan, Jeff Robinson, Joe Robinson, Mark Robinson, Kevin Farmer, Dan McLean, and Joiy Krodle.

Mr. Arrington passed away on Sunday, October 4, 2009, at Medical City Hospital, in Dallas. He was born on June 13, 1972, in Greenville, Texas, the son of Charles and Rosalind Edwards Arrington. He married Melody King, in Cash, Texas, on August 22, 1997. She survives.

Mr. Arrington was a member of the Country Bible Church, in Kaufman.

Other survivors include: daughters, Skye and Shawnee Arrington, of Scurry; his father and step-mother, Charles and Neva Arrington of Greenville; brothers, Justin Arrington and wife Cindy of Boise, Idaho, Alex Blankenship of Japan, Chad Wallace of Greenville, Troy Wallace of Saginaw, Bryant Wallace and wife Saundra of Springs, and Jeff, Joe, and Mark Robinson of Corsicana; sisters, Jamie Swagerty and husband Bubba of Terrell, and Eva Green and husband Barry of Greenville; grandparents, Sugar and Aaron Edwards of Greenville; aunt Janice Melcher and husband Dennis of Cypress; uncle Joe Arrrington and wife Rhona of Alba; mother-in-law, Vickie Lilly of Greenville; sister-in-law, Audrea Darling and husband Zane of Sulphur Springs; brother-in-law, Mike King of Greenville; and a host of nieces, nephews, and close friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Rosalind Arrington; grandparents, J.M and Leola Arrington; and an aunt, Glenda Brockway.

The family requests memorials be made to the American National Bank of Texas in benefit of Aaron Ashley Arrington.

Arrangements are with Coker-Mathews Funeral Home in Greenville.

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Jimmy Lee Rushing

Funeral services for Jimmy Lee Rushing, age 66, of Como, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 6, 2009, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. L.D. Baxley will officiate.

Interment will follow in the Old Union Cemetery, in Mt. Pleasant, with Weldon Fogle, Davis Jumper, Michael McCool, Bobby Rushing, Brian Rushing, Chancey Clifton, Dillon Clifton, and Rowdy Hargett serving as pallbearers. C.W. Harris will an honorary pallbearer.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p .m., Monday, October 5, 2009, at the funeral home.

Mr. Rushing passed away on Sunday morning, October 4, 2009, at his residence. He was born in Pittsburg, Tx, on February 28, 1943, the son of Claude Lee Rushing and Gussie Fae Rushing. He was a retired farmer and member of the Baptist faith.

Surviors include: his wife, Brenda Casper, of Como; five daughters, Rita Santos of Grand Prairie, Angie Horton, Candy Rushing, Wendy Casper, and Lisa Casper, all of Como; three sons, Dusty Rushing of Denton, James Rushing of The Woodlands, and Chuck Clifton of Elkins, Arkansas; a sister, Mary Therneau of Georgia; grandchildren, Samantha Irby, Amber Rushing, Megan Rushing, Chancey Clifton, Skye Hargett, Dillon Clifton, Rowdy Hargett, and Alexandria Rushing; and great-grandchildren, Braxton Taylor Ford, Hazel Rushing, Triston Moore, and Jaxson Irby.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Bobby Rushing; and sisters, Mae Strange, Fay Whitfield, Peggy Wilcox, Sylvia Rushing, and Ruby Rushing.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Bill Kiser

Graveside funeral services for William "Bill" Douglas Kiser, age 67, of Lufkin, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 3, 2009, in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, near Wolfe City.

Mr. Kiser passed away on Wednesday, September 30, 2009, in Skaggs Hospital, in Branson, Misouri, after a sudden illness. He was born in Wolfe City, on August 3, 1942, the son of W.M. and Jewel Dean Gibby Kiser. He married Helen Holcomb, on December 23, 1962, in Kermit, TX. She survives.

Mr. Kiser was a self-employed auto glass technician. He was a member of Freewill Baptist Church and was the Past Master of H.A. McFarland Masonic Lodge #1338, in Odessa, and Scottish Rite 32nd degree Valley, of Lubbock, TX.

Other survivors include: one son, Terry Kiser and wife Joanne, of Lufkin; two granddaughters, Amber Kiser of Lufkin, and Tiffany Kiser of Nacogdoches; one grandson, Kason Kiser of Lufkin; three brothers, Kenneth Kiser of Sulphur Springs, and Allen and Joe Kiser of Kermit, TX; and one sister, Brenda Hammonds of Cisco, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Wesley Kiser; and one brother, Melvin Kiser.

Arrangements are with R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Directors, in Lufkin.

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Rose Creager

A funeral mass for Rose Creager, age 80, of Yantis, will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 3, 2009, at Calvary Hill Cemetery North Chapel, in Dallas.

Interment will follow in Calvary Hill Cememtery with Jimmy Winters, Jamie Tarrant, Adam Tarrant, Mike Stanton, Jeff Quinn, and Curtis Creager serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Creager, Joe Henderson, and Creager Quinn.

Rosary and visitation will be conducted from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, October 2, 2009, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mrs. Creager passed away Wednesday, September 30, 2009, at Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler. She was born on August 5, 1929, in Dallas, Texas, the daughter of George and Geneva Smith Conkle. She married Don Creager, on May 23, 1953, in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He preceded her in death in 2008.

Mrs. Creager was a homemaker and member of St. James Catholic Church.

Survivors include: one son, Robert Creager of North Dakota; two daughters, Christie Quinn of Yantis, and Pamela Hartman of Nebraska; grandchildren, Kim Holtslag, Jay Norman, Chris Creager, Marcus Creager, Matthew Creager, Valorie Creager Smith, and Creager Quinn; great-grandchildren,  Joshua Jordan, Hailee Creager Brinkley, DynaLee Creager, Dakota Creager, Macey Creager, Mckinzie Creager, Abigail Creager, Elizabeth Creager, Brayden Creager, Alexandria Creager, and Jonathan Creager; and one great-great-granchild, Colin Jordan.

She was preceded in death by three sons, Jimmy Creager, Michael Creager, and Donnie Creager; one sister, Dorothy Holden; and one brother, Harry Conkle.

Arrangements are under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Robert "Bob" James Cowling, Sr.

Funeral services for Robert "Bob" Cowling, Sr., of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 30, 2009, at Calvary Baptist Church. Rev. Lee Huff will officiate.

Military graveside rites will be held at Restlawn Memorial Park with grandchildren serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Wagner, George Singleton, Richard Sutton, and Dwight Wilhelm.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 29, 2009, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Cowling passed away on Friday, September 25, 2009, at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. He was born on May 19, 1929, in  Browns, Illinois, the son of Earl Cowling and Ethel McRoberts Cowling. He was married to his first wife, Pat Cowling, until she preceded him in death in 2000. He married Lola Davis on May 19, 2001, in Sulphur Springs. She survives.

Mr. Cowling worked for Verizon for many years before retiring as a C.O. Tech. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Other survivors include: sons, Robert Cowling, Jr. and wife Robbie of Sulphur Springs, and Roger Cowling and wife Paulan of Sulphur Springs; a stepson, Daniel Davis and wife Diane of Sulphur Springs; daughters, Linda Coughlin and husband Gerald of Flower Mount, Dena Speed of Sulphur Springs, and Mary Bain and husband Bill of Sulphur Springs; a brother, Jack Cowling and wife Nancy of West Salem, Illionois; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Pat Cowling; a son, Barkley Cowling; a stepdaughter, Kathy Johns; one brother; four sisters; and a grandson, Jonathon Cowling, whom passed away in May of 1984.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Mary Claxton

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary E. Claxton,  age 66, of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday, September 28, 2009 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Kenneth Ramsey will officiate.

Interment will follow in Friendship Cemetery, in Campbell, with grandchildren serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, September 27, 2009 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Claxton passed away, Thursday, September 24, 2009 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born on Feberuary 18, 1943, in Cumby, the daughter of Claude Luke "Bute" and Flora Melinda Bowen Strickland. She married Edward Dale Claxton, on July 2, 1960, in Sweetwater, Texas. He preceded her in death on August 5, 2009.

Mrs. Strickland was owner of D&M Trim & Uphostery for over 25 years, where she did antique car upholstery. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include: sons, Eddie Claxton and wife Velda of Sulphur Spirngs, Ricky Claxton and wife Kana of Florence, and Wendell Claxton and wife Jessicia of Sulphur Springs; a daughter Tamie Carrell and husband Victor of Sulphur Springs; brothers, Billy Claude Strickland of Cumby, Earl Dean Strickland of Borger, and Howard Lee Strickland of Greenville; sisters, Wynona Faye Lewis of Council Bluff, Iowa, Penny Lynn Shelton of Winnsboro, special sister, Lucille Beakley of Bogata; 14 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by brothers, James Ray Strickland and Jerry Wayne Strickland; and sisters, Welma Jean Rose and Linda Sue Sheffield Williams.

Arrangements will be under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Lora Jenkins

Funeral services for Lora Jenkins, age 91, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, September 26, 2009 at West Oaks funeral Home chapel with Rev. Jimmy Cummings, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Restlawn Cemetery in Dallas with Dickie Harrison, Bobby Harrison, Joe Weatherly, Terry Weatherly, Eric Weatherly and Ronnie Braswell serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Harold McGaha, Glen Braswell and Tony Braswell.

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, September 25, 2009 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Jenkins passed away, Tuesday, September 23, 2009 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Jenkins was born on February 28, 1918 in Denton, Texas, the daughter of Johnny Jefferson and Annie Houston Hedricks Stone. She married James Isaac Weatherly who preceded her in death in 1948. She married Harold Ray Jenkins and he preceded her in death in 1974. Mrs. Jenkins was a seamstress for over 40 years. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Farmers Branch.

She is survived by daughters, Dorothy Harrison of Sulphur Springs, Norma Anderson of The Colony, Linda Cummings of Palmer, Joyce McGaha of Celina, daughter-in-law, Belva Weatherly of Mt. Vernon, sisters, Mary Calliet of Gun Barrell City, Bertha Hines of Princeton, Margaret Martin of Georgia, 26 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren and 27 great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents, son Bobby Weatherly, daughters Lois Kelly, Virginia Braswell, Elsie Braswell, brothers Oscar Stone, Junior Stone, sisters Edith Hill, Beulah Stone and Betty Selman

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Robert Wilson

Funeral services for Robert Wilson, of Saltillo, will be conducted at 3:00 p.m., Friday, September 25, 2009 at West Oaks Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Friday officiating.

Interment will follow in Stouts Creek Cemetery with Matt Wilson, Jeff Wilson, Cody B Wilson, Cody L Wilson, Frank Wilson, Stephen Wilson, Clayton Wilson, and Hunter Wilson serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Kearney, James Parris, Tommy Winstead, Mark Whitten, Mark Wilson, Lynn Strebeck, Bell Proctor and Alan Teague.

Visitation will be from 6:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. Thursday, September 24, 2009. at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Wilson passed away on Wednesday, September 23, 2009, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born September 10, 1941 in McKinny the son of Lionel Lee and Wilma Bernice Reed Wilson. Mr. Wilson married Cindy Petrea on March 14, 2006, She survives.. Mr. Wilson worked for Matt Wilson Construction in maintenance and was of Baptist faith.

Other survivors include his mother, sons, Jeff Wilson and wife Kim of Salitillo, Matt Wilson and wife Amy of Shaggy, daughter, Hollie Proctor and husband Bill of Salitillo, brothers Kenneth Wilson and wife Margie of McKinny, Jackie Wilson of McKinny, Paul Wilson and wife Charlene of Scroggins, Johnny Wilson of McKinney and James Wilson and wife Mary of Mesquite, sister, Betty Hernandez of Princeton, 6 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father and one sister, Billie Jean Strebeck.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Oscar Tibbs. Sr.

Funeral services for Oscar Tibbs, Sr., age 81, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Tibbs passed away on Wednesday morning, September 23, 2009.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Patricia Cashion

Funeral services for Patricia Cashion, age 69, of Como,will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, September 25, 2009, at Greenpond Baptist Church. Brother Ken Cashion and Brother Grady Cashion will officiate.

Interment will follow at Greenpond Cemetery, with Mark McLemore, Keith Burgess, Terry Duncan, Jeremy Johnson, Daniel Duncan, Steven Duncan, Brandon Lowder, and Ryan Burgess serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Thursday, September 24, 2009, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mrs. Cashion passed away on Wednesday morning, September 23, 2009, at Paris Regional Medical Center. She was born on July 28, 1940, in Leonard, Texas, the daughter of Jack Simpson Wallace and Ethyel Davidson Wallace. She married Lloyd Cashion, in Garland, on October 17, 1959. He survives.

Mrs. Cashion was a homemaker and a member of Greenpond Baptist Church.

Other survivors include: three daughters, Tisha McLemore and husband Mark, of Van Buren, Arkansas, Sonjia Burgess and husband Keith, of Lindale, and Stacie Duncan and husband Terry, of Como; her mother, Eythel Wallace of Azle; two sisters, Linda Applegate of Azle and Jackie Wilson of Quitman; two brothers, Roy Wallace of Corinth and Randy Wallace of Colorado; four grandchildren, Jeremy Johnson, Lindsey Bankcroft, Daniel Duncan, and Steven Duncan; one great-grandchild, Kylee Johnson; and seven step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father; and a brother, Rodney Wallace.

Memorial may be made to the Greenpond Cemetery and/or the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Philip Anderson

Funeral services for Philip Anderson, age 52, of Garland, formerly of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at 11:00 am, Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at Restlawn Memorial Park, with Rev. David Hamm officiating.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 22, 2009, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Anderson passed away on Sunday morning, September 20, 2009, at his residence. He was born in Dallas, on October 19, 1957, the son of Carl E. Anderson and Pat (Irby) Anderson.

Mr. Anderson was retired from the City of Garland.

Survivors include: son, Ian Lee Anderson of Garland; father, Carl Anderson and wife, Louise and brother, Kevin Anderson, all of Sulphur Springs. He was preceded in death by his mother.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Opal Blackwell

Funeral services for Opal Blackwell, age 77, of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at 12:oo on Wednesday , September 23, 2009 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Al Davis officiating.

Interment will follow in Ladonia Cemetery will follow in Ladonia Cemetery with Donlad Sims, Mathew Miller, Jermy Jones, Herman Morris, Glynn Kizer, and Jack Kizer serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer will be Bo Morris.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:oopm, Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Ms. Blackwell passed away on on Saturday, September 19, 2009, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born January 1, 1932 in Landonia, TX, the daughter of Ola and Willie Shelton Blackwell. Mrs Blackwell was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith. She is survived by one daughter, Retha Chirsman of Sulphur Springs, two brothers, Jack Blackwell and Wife Patsy of Desoto and Luck Albert Blackwell of Irving, one sister, Edna Chesser of Bonham, 4 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great granchildren.

She is preceeded in death by her husband L.A. Worley in 1988 and six brothers.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Jean Mebane

Funeral services for Jean Mebane, age 78, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 22, 2009,, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Lee Huff will officiate.

A graveside service will follow at 3:00 p.m., at Mt. Vernon City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, September 21, 2009, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Mebane passed away on Sunday morning, September 20, 2009, at Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab Center. She was born on March 20, 1931, the daughter of John Foster and Mary Rawlinson Foster. She married Billy Mebane, in Mt. Vernon. He preceded her in death in 1996.

Mrs. Mebane was a retired seamstress for H.D. Lee Company and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Survivors include: a son, John Mebane and wife Sally, of Canton; a daughter, Molly Anders and husband Ray, of Winnsboro; three sisters, Bertie Redar of Mt. Vernon, Bessie Hinkle of Austin, and Geraldine Jackson of Oklahoma City, OK; a brother, Layne Foster of Mt. Vernon; grandchildren, Ronny Mebane and wife, Jennifer, Heather Salazar and husband Tyke, and Ricky Mebane; and great-grandchildren, Mykah Mebane, Kyndal Mebane, and Bryce Mebane.

She was preceded in death by her parents and several brothers and sisters.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Joy Wanda Wise Richhart

Funeral services for Joy Wanda Wise Richhart, age 88, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Monday, September 21, 2009, at West Oaks Funeral Home. Bro. Horace Hammonds will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Miller Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Sunday evening, September 20, 2009, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Richhart passed away on Friday, September 18, 2009, at Carriage House Manor Nursing HOme. She was born on July 11, 1923, the daughter of Grover and Belva Mae Pipkin. She was one of nine children, with most of her sibling preceding her in death. She was married to C.F. Wise, Jr., from Miller Grove, in November 1941. He preceded her in death in 1965. She then married Leroy Richhart, who also preceded her in death in 1987.

Mr. Richhart was a nurse for 35 years and worked in various hospitals in the Lubbock, Texas, area. However the highlight of her career was working for the state school as a dorm nurse. After retiring in 1989, and moving back to Sulphur Springs, she participated in many activities and her life was built around her family. Her favorite pastimes were dancing and playing card games. She was fiercely independent and had an indomitable spirit. Her enthusiasm for life was contagious, and people were uplifted in her presence. She was blessed with good health, boundless energy, and personal charisma. But, most of all, her specialty was "caregiving" for others.

Survivors nclude: a son, Cletus Wise, of Miller Grove; two daughters, Linda Maeker and Rosemary Kubacak; two sisters, Bernice Long of Lubbock, and Ava brunson of Rowlett; five grandsons, Jeff Maeker, David Maeker, Clifton Wise, Brian Kubacak, and Brandon Kubacak; 13 great granchildren; one son-in-law; and several beloved nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Mary Polly Jones

Funeral services for Mary Polly Jones, age 85, of Tyler, are scheduled for 2:30 p.m., Saturday, in the Chapel of Burks-Walker-Tippit Funeral Home. Rev. Sherman Mayfield will officiate.

Burial will follow services in the Bascom Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Jones, Keith Lewis, James Proctor, Glen McDowell, Larry Pittman, and Glen Malone.

The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. prior to services.

Mrs. Jones passed away on Wednesday, September 16, 2009. She was born on December 23, 1923, in the Emblem Community of Hopkins County, the daughter of the late Anderew Henry and Marie Chapman Campbell. She has lived in Tyler most of her life, was a homemaker, housewife and mother. She was a member of Pleasant Hills Baptist Church.

Survivors include: her husband of 65 years, Melvin B. Jones, of Tyler; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Larry and Jan Jones of Brownsboro, and Dennis Jones of Houston; a brother, Leland Campbell of Beaumont; four sisters, Helen Black of Tyler, Melba Lynn Adams of Hitchcock, Jo Ann Lindley of Weatherford, and Frances Daniels of Sulphur Springs; two grandchildren, Lori McManus and husband Chris, and Dr. Justin Jones and wife Misty; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Aubrey Henry and Gene Campbell.

Arrangements are with Burks-Walker-Tippit Funeral Home, in Tyler.

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C. W. Bradford

Funeral services for C.W. Bradford, of San Angelo and formerly of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 1:00 p.m.,   Wednesday, September 16, 2009, at First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs. Bro. Tommy Johnston wil officiate.

Military graveside services will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Taft Sickles, Don Deaton, Mack White, Ken Thomas, Jack Dyer, James Cross, Grady Chapman, and Bob Phelps. Honorary pallbearers will be Neil Henderson and members of the Friday Morning Coffee and Prayer Club, and Tom Glidewell's Sunday School Class.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 15, 2009, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Bradford passed away on Sunday morning, September 13, 2009, following a brief battle with cancer. He was born on December 21, 1929, the son of Andrew Carroll and Golden Tice Bradford. He graduated from Sulphur Springs High School in 1947 and receiveed his BBA from East Texas State College, in 1950. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Following his discharge, he received his Masters of Education from ETSU. He taught school for 15 years in Lockney, Midland, and Dallas. He then served another 16 years as a principal in the Dallas ISD at Stephen F. Austin, Urban Park, Leslie Stemmons, and George Peabody Elementary school. After his retirement in 1984, he worked for Equifax for 10 years.

C.W. married Ann Clarkson, on February 4, 1954, in Greenville. TX. She preceded him in death on September 20, 1973. He was also preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter, Rachel Ann Carpenter. On February 14, 1975, he married Sue Martin Newsom, in Dallas. C.W. and Sue moved back to Sulphur Springs, in November of 1993, and then moved to San Angelo, in October of 2007.

Survivors include: his wife, Sue, of San Angelo; a son, John Bradford and wife Betty of Arlington; daughters, Julia Harper of Portland, Oregon, and Jill Rotunno and husband Thomas of Lovington, NM; a stepdaughter, Karen Clark and husband Mark of San Angelo; a stepson, Jim Newsom of Three Rivers, Michigan; five grandchildren; tw0 great grandchildren; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and many dear friends.

C.W. was a life member of State and National Parent and Teacher Associations and the Texas State Teachers' Association. He was a member and former president of the Sulphur Springs Retired Teacher's Association, and was a member of the San Angelo Retired Teachers' Association. He was a member of the Southland Baptist Church of San Angelo.

In lieu of flowers, C.W. requested donations be made to the Vacation Bible School program of the First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs, 116 Oak Avenue, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Charles Hall

Funeral services for Charles C. Hall, age 87, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 15, 2009, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Kenneth Rhoades and Rev. Tommy Hall will officiate.

Military graveside rites will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Derek Hall, Sam Hall, Ricky Gilliam, Larry Vickers, Gerald Garner, Delvin Fitzgerald, Benny Williamson, and Chuck Shafer. Honorary pallbearers will be the Auditorium Sunday School Class of Central Baptist Church.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, September 14, 2009, at the funeral home.

Mr. Hall passed away on Saturday, September 12, 2009, at the Veteran's Hospital in Bonham. He was born in Brashear, on July 14, 1922, the son of Milton Hall and Mandy Gilliam Hall. He married Margie Vickers, in Brashear, on February 5, 1946. She survives.

Mr. Hall was the retired owner/operator of C.C. Hall Floor Covering and Cabinets. He was a member of Centeral Baptist Church, since 1949. He served as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army, during WWII, and was a leader of the 12-man rifle squad in the 96th Deadeye Division. He served in Oregon, California, Hawaii, Leyte, Okinawa, Guam and Mindora. He received the U.S. Presidential Citation, Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Army Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, Philippine Liberation Medal with two bronze battle stars, Cold War Certificate of Appreciation, and Commander's Award for Excellence, and three overseas bars.

Survivors include: his wife, Margie Hall, of Sulphur Springs; one son, Gary Hall and wife Lynn, of Sulphur Springs; and one daughter, Linda Courson and husband James of Sulphur Springs; a brother, Frank Hall and wife Janet, of Hawkins; a sister, Mary Jo Rogers of Brashear; granddaughters, Michelle Tipps and husband Kevin, and Amy Henderson: and two great-grandsons, Micah and Jonah Henderson.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials may be made to the Central Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Christopher Allen Reynolds

Funeral services for Christopher Allen Reynolds, age 32, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Monday, September 14, 2009, at Family Life Church, of Sulphur Springs. Bro. Terry Sparks will officiate.

Burial will follow services in the Richland Cemetery, with James Brow, Robert Brown, Roger Reynolds, Phillip Reynolds, James Bennett, and Johnny Walker serving as pallbearers. Robbie Brown, Isaac Turner, Scott Morris, and Dannie Virgel will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Mr. Reynolds passed away on Wednesday, September 9, 2009. He was born on March 2, 1977, in Arlington, TX, the son of Reginald C. Reynolds and Gwendolyn Brown Reynolds. He married Angelia Lynn Walker, in Sulphur Springs, on November 19, 1999. She survives.

Mr. Reynolds was a cook, employed with Jack in the Box. He was a member of Family Life Church of Sulphur Springs.

Other survivors include: his daughter, Julieann Reynolds, of Sulphur Sprngs; his parents, Reginald C. Reynolds and Gwendolyn Reynolds, of Sulphur Springs; two sisters, Robyn Virgel and husband Donnie of Sulphur Springs, and Rachel Turner of Ada, Oklahoma; and grandmothers, Dorothy A.Reynolds and Yosie T. Brown.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, September 13, 2009, at Tapp Funeral Home.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Jerry Jackson

Funeral services for Jerry Jackson, age 58, of Avery, Texas, and father of Joel Jackson, formerly of Hopkins County, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Saturday, Spetember 12, 2009, at Clarksville Funeral Home, in Clarksville, Texas. Rev. Deanie Lambert and Dr. Gary Vandeaver will officiate.

Burial will follow services in the Avery Cemetery, with James Landers, Robert Crouch, Charles Howland, Micke Coughran, Richard Webster, Rodney Phelps, and Chris Phelps serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Miller, Joe Bearden, Ken Chapman, Anthony Tucker, and Ronnie Harp.

Visitation is from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, September 11, 2009, at the funeral home.

Mr. Jackson passed away on Wednesday, September 9, 2009, at Christus St. Michaels Hospital in Texarkana. He was born on May 9, 1951, in Avery, Texas, the son of Buster and Flora Bell McPeak Jackson. He was a U.S. Postal Service worker in Red River County and he and his wife, Regina, owned the Jerry Jackson Shop, in Avery. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Avery, served on the Avery School Board for 13 years, and was a member of ACES, the American Chevelle Enthusiasts Society. His three favorite things in life were kids, cars, and his family.

Survivors include: his wife, Regina Walker Jackson; tso sons, Jerid and wife April of Pineland, and Joel and wife Maegan of Mt. Vernon; three grandchildren, Ashley, Avery, and Hudson; his mother, Flora Bell Jackson of Avery; and three brothers, Leonard Jackson of Powderly, Murray Jackson of Paris, and Roy Jackson of Avery.

He was preceded in death by his father, Buster Jackson.

Memorials may be made to the Jerry Jackson Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Guaranty Bond Bank, P.O. Box 1367, Mt. Vernon, Texas 75457.

Arrangements are with Clarksville Funeral Home, Clarksville, Texas.

Online condolences may be made to the Jackson Family at www.clarksvillefuneral home.com .

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H.W. Spivey

Military graveside funeral services for H.W. Spivey, age 84, of Gilmer and formerly of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Monday, September 14, 2009, at Restlawn Memorial Park, under the direction of the Hopkins County Military Coalition. Rev. B.J. Teer will officiate.

Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Monday, September 14th, prior to services, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Spivey passed away on Tuesday evening, September 8, 2009, at Good Shepherd Medical Center, in Longview. He was born in Brashear, on March 3, 1923, the son of Hugh Spivey and Bertha Johnson Spivey. He was married to Marrieta Grace Wright, for 48 years. She preceded him in death in 1998.

Mr. Spivey served in the U.S. Navy, during WWII, aboard the U.S.S. Crescent City, in the South Pacific. He was a charter member of the Sulphur Springs VFW. Upon his return from war, he worked for his father at Spivey Cleaners (later Edwards Cleaners) i n Sulphur Springs. He later moved to New Boston, where he worked for and retired from Red River Army Depot.

Survivors include: a son, Thomas Spivey and wife, Tavie, of Gilmer; and grandchildren, laurie Lynn Spivey, Kevin Spivey, and Tavie Coker.

He was preceded in death by sisters, Lynna Edwards and Katie Marie Beard.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Donna K. Reed

Funeral services for Donna K. Reed, age 68, of Como, are scheduled for Monday, September 7, 2009, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel, at 10:00 a.m. rev. Charlses Plunkett and Rev. Jackie Passmore will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Black Oak Cemetery, with Justin Peek, Andrew Robinson, James Norton, Jackie Passmore, Farrell Robeinertson, and Michael Ball serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, September 6, 2009, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Reed passed away on Saturday, September 5, 2009, at her residence in Como. She was born in Como, on June 25, 1941, the daughter of  J.B. and Verda Nell Burns Sparkman. She married Robert Reed in Lubbock. He survives.

Mrs. Reed was a nurse and of the Baptist faith.

Other survivors include: a son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Andia Reed, of Como; three daughters and sons-in-law, Gwen and Jim Webb of Mt. Veronon, Robin Wells of Como, and Catina and Jim Reed Chirley of Lindale; two sisters, Patricia Plunkett of Tyler, and Patsy Sparkman Norton of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Justin Peek, Andrew Robinson, Summer Ball, Shealey Wells, Zachary Shirley, Wade Juariez, Holly Allen, and Melinda Juariez; and great-grandchildren, Autumn Juariez, Kade Allen, Allie Juariez, Tennley Allen, and Mylie Juariez.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one grandchild, Stormie Wells.

Memorials may be made to the Cypress Basin Hospice or the Balck Oak Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Patricia Isham

A graveside service for Patricia Isham, age 73, of Sulphur Springs, is scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 9, 2009, at Bringham Cemetery. Rev. Benny Dixon will officiate.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 8, 2009, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mrs. Isham passed away on Monday, September 7, 2009, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born in Commerce, Texas, on April 17, 1936, the daughter of Robert C. Wheatley and Mamie Lowery Wheatley. She married Charlie Ray Isham, in Campbell, on November 5, 1953. He preceded her in death in 2004.

Mrs. Isham was a retired human resources administrative assistant for Sherwood Medical, in Commerce. She was of the Methodist faith.

Survivors include: two sons, Scott Isham and wife, Debra, of Dike, and Kenneth Isham of Sulphur Springs; and grandchildren, Blake, Brianna, and Kyle Isham.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one son, Marshall Ray Isham.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Mary Goodgion

Funeral services for Mary Goodgion, age 78, of the Brinker Community, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, Septembr 9, 2009, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. B.J. Teer and Bro. Michael Moore will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Richaland Cemetery, with Barry Charlton, Sam Miller, Christopher rogers, Thomas Barrow, Billy Mobley, and Gary Conley serving as pallbearers. George Tolson will serve as an honorary pallbearer.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m, Tuesday, September 8, 2009, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Goodgion passed away on Saturday morning, September 5, 1009, at her residence. She was born in Bowie County, Texas, on January 29, 1931, the daughter of Thomas Jefferson and Blanche Lee Steen Wright. She mrried Ed Goodgion, in Dallas, Texas, on April 3, 1954. He preceded her in death in 2006.

Mrs. Goodgion was a bookkeeper and homemaker. She was a longtime Girl Scout Leader.

Survivors include: a son, Alan Goodgion of Como; a daughter, Robin Barrow of Denton; grandchildren, Chritopher Rogers, Kayla Barrow, Thomas Barrow, and Michael Rogers; and a great-grandson, Jaden Rogers.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Willie Joe Wright and Tommy Lee Wright.

Memorials may be made to Hospice at Memorial.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Bill Wilson

Funeral services for William Lavern "Bill" Wilson, age 87, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 8, 2009, in Spence Chapel of First Baptist Church, in Sulphur Springs. Rev. Jerry Speight will officiate.

Military graveside services under the direction of the Hopkins County Military Coalition, will follow services at Restlawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Denny Wilson, Brent Wilson, Shane Wilson, Clayton McGraw, David Webster, and Roby Niles.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, September 7, 2009, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Wilson passed away on Saturday, September 5, 2009, at Carriage House Manor Nursing Home. He was born in Oklahoma City, OK, on October 8, 1921, the son of William Leonard and Cleo Lovelace Wilson. He married Wilma Mary Wilson, on July 4, 1943, in Vancouver, Washington. She survives.

Mr. Wilson served in the U.S. Navy and was a Pearl Harbor survivor. He was a member of First Baptist Church and the Hopkins County Military Coaltion.

Other survivors include: two sons and daughters-in-law, James Robert and Carolyn Wilson of Crowley, and William Lynn and Virginian Wilson of Sulphur Springs; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ellen and David Webster of Mansfield; grandchildren, Tracy Lea Niles, Denise Wilson, Denny Wayne Wilson, Cris Allen Wallace, Brent Douglas Wilson, Cris Harvey, and Shane Wilson; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Leonard Doyle Wilson; and a sister, Hestia Simpson.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Mary Pilcher Thompson

Graveside funeral services for Mary Pilcher Thompson, age 46, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 6, 2009, at Hopewell Cemetery. Rev. Russell Floyd and Rev. Debbie Riggsby will officiate.

There will be no formal visitation.

Mary Jean Pilcher Thompson passed away on Thursday evening, September 3, 2009, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born on August 2, 1962, in Overton, Texas, the daughter of Joe Myrl and Audrey Hopkins Pilcher. She married Tommy Thompson, in Sulphur Springs, on December 31, 1994. He preceded her in death in 2008.

Mary had a Bachelors Degree in Sociology. She attended Texas A&M University in College Station, New England Culinary Institute, and Texas A&M University-Commerce. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Sulphur Springs. She was a very loving and generous person. In 1999, she donated one of her kidneys to her mom. She volunteered for Hospice at Memorial and had a deep love for animals. Mary and Tommy loved to travel and lived in many exotic locations over the years.

Survivors include: her mother, Audrey Pilcher of Sulphur Springs; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Myra Watson and husband David, of Sulphur Springs, and Joy Hart and husband Michael, of Rockwall; two nieces, Megan Watson and Kate Watson; and one nephew, Ben Watson.

She was preceded in death by her father, Joe Pilcher.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Sulphur Springs, and/or the National Kidney Foundation, 5429 LBJ Freeway #250, Dallas, TX 75240.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Edith Mays

Funeral services for Edith Mays, of Pickton, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 5, 2009, at Beaty Funeral Home Chapel, in Winnsboro.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Friday, September 4, 2009, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Mays passed away on Thursday, September 3, 2009, in Winnsboro.

Arrangements are with Beaty Funeral Home.

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Fay A . Miller

Graveside funeral services for Fay A. Miller, age 98, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 5, 2009, at West Hill Cemetery, in Sherman, TX.

There will be no formal visitation.

Mrs. Miller passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 2009, at Carriage House Manor Nursing Home. She was born on November 22, 1910, in Saddler, Texas, the daughter of Samuel Cook and Mattie Sibert Franklin. She married William Carl Miller, in Madill, Oklahoma, in 1929. He preceded her in death.

Mrs. Miller was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include: one son, Dr. Mark Miller and wife Carol Ann; one daughter, Elaine Miller Allen and husband Tom, of Kempner; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one grandson, Ross Miller; three brothers, Truman Franklin, Albert BC Franklin, and A.L. Franklin; and one sister, Evelyn F. Roberts.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Howard O. Marsh

Funeral services for Howard Overton Marsh, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 5, 2009, at First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs. Rev. Fred Lewis will officiate.

Burial will follow services in the Fariview Cemetery, with friends and family serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, September 4, 2009, at Tapp Funeral Home.

Mr. Marsh passed away on Thursday morning, September 3, 2009, at Wesley House, in Sulphur Springs. He was born on January 26, 1926, in Rusk County, Texas, the son of Charlie C. Marsh and Julioette Burton Marsh. He married Mary Ruth White, on August 19, 1944, in Troup, Texas. She preceded him in death, on August 19, 2006.

Mr. Marsh received his B.A. and Bachelor of Divinity, at East Texas Baptist University, in Marshall, TX. He was a life long minister. He pastored churches in Gallop, NM, Deming, NM, Yuma, AZ, Lindale, TX, Cooper, TX, Saltillo, TX, and Sulphur Springs, to name a few. Mr. Marsh served in the U.S. Army in WWII, as infantryman in Germany. He received bronze stars and cluster for heroism. In honor of his servide and duty to his country, the Hopkins County Military Coalition will conduct military graveside rites.

Survivors include: his sons, James Michael Marsh and wife of Sulphur Springs, and Phillip Burton Marsh of Burleson, TX; and one sister, Varina Hagan of Troup, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Jack L. Hargrave

Funeral services for Jack L. Hargrave, age 78, of Birthright, are scheduled for 3:00 p.m., Thursday, September 3, 2009, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Charles Rawlinson will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Nelta Cemetery, with Duane Skeen, Tony Coffman, Gearl Goodson, Kenneth Cannon, Russell Skeen, and Randy Baker serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Blackburn, Bruce Allen Joslin, and Richard Baker.

Visitation will be from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 2, 2009, at the funeral home.

Mr. Hargrave passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 2009, at his residence. He was born on July 25, 1931, in Hopkins County, the son of Willis Harvey "Boots" Hargrave and Mattie Ruth Collins Hargrave. He married Glenna Joe Petrea, on January 18, 1952. She survives.

Mr. Hargrave was a heavy equipment operator and a member of the Baptist faith.

Other survivors include: one daughter, Tina Lynn Howse and husband Kenneth Cannon of Birthright; one sister, La Neva Skeen and husband Tom, of Nelta; grandchildren, Randy and LeAnn Hargrave, LaShonda Hill, Connie Hargrave, Summer Hargrave, and James and Stephanie Hows; one step-grandson, James Rickley; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son and daughter-in-law, Jackie Joe and Jeannie Hargrave; and two brothers, Alvin Audley and Willis Clifford Hargrave.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Troy Scalf

Funeral services for Troy Scalf, age 77, of Cumby, will be held at 10:00am, Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at First Baptist Church of Cumby with Rev. Billy Capps officiating.

Interment will follow in the Sunny Point Cemetery with Copper Jenkins, William Good, Robert Roper, Nicky Ray Scalf, Jimmy Don Simmons, Douglas Simmons, and David Tremor serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be held 6-8pm, Tuesday, September, 1, 2009 at First Baptist Church of Cumby.

Troy Allen Scalf passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2009 at his residence. He was born February 14, 1932 in Maytoy, OK, the son of Walter Allen and Leila Mae Davis Scalf. Hemarried Ina Lou Young on May 11, 1951 in Collin County, TX. She Survives. Troy was a retired aircraft mechanic, and was a member of First Baptist Church of Cumby. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.

Other survivors include: one daughter, Kathryn Marie Jenkins & husband Buster of Lone Oak; three sons, Leonard Allen Scalf, Tommy Dean Scalf & wife Kathy, all of Lone Oak, and Rory Clay Scalf of Tioga; three sisters, Almeda Poe of Fairfield, Shirley Kimball of Sherman, and Bobbie Simmons of Barry; brother, Leanord Scalf of Marlow, OK; grandchildren Chopper Jenkins, Karri Jenkins, Robert Roper, Sheri Scalf, John Roper, Cherie Thomas, Cameron Scalf, Allison Scalf, Danielle Scalf, Nick Scalf, and Josh Scalf; and thirteen great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, Lillian McCormack, Joyce Osburn and Lois Nordrum.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Archie Leon Stone

Funeral services for Rev. Archie Leon Stone, age 94, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 1, 2009, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. David Burns and Rev. Harvey Snider will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Sulphur Springs City Cemetery, with Ronny Hoops, Gene George, Jimmy Hale, Ronny Otto, Stan Browning, Paul Stone, David Davis, and L.D. White, serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Men's Sunday School Class of Brashear Baptist Church.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, August 31, 2009, at the funeral home.

Mr. Stone passed away on Saturday, August 29, 2009, at his residence. He was born on August 12, 1915, in Booneville, Arkansas, the son of Arch Alexander Stone and Minnie Dora Skinner Stone. He married Clara Lorene Groves, in Sulphur Springs, on December 21, 1940. She survives.

Mr. Stone was plant manager of the Coca Cola Bottling Company, in Sulphur Springs, for 37 years. He served in the U.S. Army, during WWII. He also served as pastor of many area churches, for over 50 years. He was a faithful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and servant of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

During his 50 years of ministry, he was pastor of the following churches: Mahoney Baptist, Cypress Baptist, Needmore Baptist, Temple Baptist, Green wood Baptist, Weaver Baptist, Klondike Baptist, Posey Baptist, Center Grove Baptist, Tira Baptist, Sulphur Bluff Baptist, South Liberty Baptist, Miller Grove Baptist, and Pine Hill Presbyterian.

Other survivors include: a daughter, Pat Browning and husband Neuman, of Winnsboro; a son, Leon Stone and wife Paula, of Sulphur Springs; a sister, Emma Odell, of Sulphur Springs; a brother, Aulbert Stone of Sulphur Springs; four grandchildren, Stan Browning, Tonya Davis, Paul Stone, and Susan Arrington; and seven great-grandchildren, Dallas browning, Lauren Browning, Hannah Stone, Lauren Stone, Stone Arrington, Katie Arrington, and Madelyn Arrington.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Tina Ott0; and a granddaughter, Christy Ann Browning.

Memorials may be made to the Brashear Baptist Church Building Fund.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Hallie Mae Clayton

Funeral services for Hallie Clayton, 95, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 11:00am, Tuesday, September 1, 2009, at Evening Chapel C.M.E. Church with Rev. Edward Walker, Jr. officiating. Burial will be held at St. Luke Cemetery with Weldon Wright, Tommy Clayton, Wayne Moore, Fred Smith, Germaine Chism and Terry Wright serving as Pallbearers.

There will be no formal visitation.

Ms. Clayton passed away on Saturday, August 29, 2009, at her residence.

She was born October 18, 1913, the daughter of Hal and Mary Gardener Wright. She married Henry Clayton. He preceded her in death. Mrs. Clayton received her education at old Douglas High Scholl in Sulphur Springs, Texas. She was also a member of Evening Chapel C.M.E. Church.

Survivors include three daughters; Edith Nell Knighten and Gloria Clayton of Sulphur Springs, TX, and Evangelist Anita Walker of Longview, TX; One son, Bennie Clayton of Sulphur Springs; six grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren; three sisters; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, four sister and four brothers.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

The online register can be signed at www.westoaksfuneralhome.com

 

 

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Janet K. Morris Bell

Funeral services for Janet K. Bell Morris, age 66, of Gun Barrel City, TX and formerly of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Friday, August 28, 2009, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Fred Lewis will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Greenview Cemetery with Nick Huckeba, Chris Huckeba, Andrew Huckeba, Phil Thompson, Randy Huckeba, and Tony Huckeba serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Dee Mabe and Roger Mabe.

Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m, prior to services, at the funeral home.

Ms. Bell passed away on Tuesday, August 25, 2009, at her residence. She was born on February 8, 1943, in Sulphur Springs, the daughter of William Ethridge and Neva Nell Lewis Morris.

Ms. Bell was a medical assistant before her retirement and was a member of New Shirley Baptist Church.

Survivors include: a sister, Shirley Huckeba and brother-in-law, Charles of Gun Barrel City; one grandson, Joshua Bryan Fletcher, of Chicago, IL; one great-granddaughter, Eris Fletcher; two step-great grandchildren, Eisley and Elliott Comerford; and two nephews, Randy Huckeba and wife Gloria, and Tony Huckeba and wife Annette.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one daughter, Tammy Lynn Fletcher.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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James Looney

Graveside funeral services for James Donald Looney, age 52, of Cleburne, Texas, are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Saturday, August 219, 2009, at South Liberty Cemetery. Rev. Fred Lewis will officiate.

Honorary pallbearers will be John Miller, Greg Green, and Jennifer Hunt.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, August 28, 2009, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Looney passed away on Wednesday, August 26, 2009, in Hillsboro, Texas. He was born on November 11, 1956, in McAllen, Texas, the son of James Donald and Barbria A. Teague Looney, Sr.

James was a professional driver for Miller Brothers Trucking Company and served in the U.S. Army. He was of the Baptist faith.

"Removed tragically from us in death, with the only solace being that he was performing a job that he dearly loved, alongside people who were not just co-workers, but special friends."

Survivors include: his mother, Barbria Looney, of Sulphur Springs; one brother, Edward Byers Looney, and wife Margie, of Euless, Texas; a sister, Cheryl Denise Fulcher and husband Gordon, of Sulphur Springs; and one nephew, Evan Joseph Fulcher.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home in Sulphur Springs.

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Cecil Cole

Funeral services for Cecil Lois Cole, age 84, of Greenville, are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Saturday, August 29, 2009, at Highland Terrace Baptist Church. Royce Littlefield and Larry Jordan will officiate.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, August 28, 2009, at Lynch Funeral Home.

Mr. Cole passed away on August 26, 2009. He was born on October 12, 1924, in Tatum, Tx, the sonof Ruben Wilson Cole and Lucy May Turner Cole.

Mr. Cole was retired after 35 years with L-3 Corporation, and was a member of Highland Terrace Baptist Church. He was a Baptist minister for 34 years in the Greenville area. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII, with the 36th Infantry Division, in France and Italy. He was awarded the Bronze Star for heroic achievement during battle.

Survivors include: daughters, Beth Clark of Caddo Mills, Cathy George and husband Bobby, of Como, and Sylvia McGee and husband Dane, of Greenville; a brother Roy Cole and wife Dee, of Tatum; grandchildren, Cecilia Mock, Misty Cook, Christopher Jennings, Stacie George, Denine Malone, Ashton, McGee, Colin McGee, Nici Betterton, Chris Calvin,and Chandra Delassandro; and thirteen great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Edith Cole; a daughter, Linda Kay Calvin; and two brothers, Robert Cole and Arverl Almer Clark.

Memorials may be made to Gideon's, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800.

Arrangements are with Lynch Funeral Service, in Greenville.

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Jeffery A. Morris

Funeral services for Jeffery A. Morris, age 43, of Flint, TX, and formerly of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 3:00 p.m., Saturday, August 29, 2009, at The Myra Wilson Chapel at Sulphur Springs City Cemetery. Father Joe Kannampuzha will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Sulphur Springs City Cemetery with Jason Moore, Mark Moore, Cory Coker, Leo Dressler, Derek Harry, and Mark Krotky serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer will be Jerry Knighten.

Visitation will be from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Friday, August 28, 2009, at West Oaks Funeral Home. A Rosary will be conducted at 8:00 p.m.

Mr. Morris passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at East Texas Medical Center of Quitman. He was born on July 21, 1966, in Livingston, New Jersey, the son of Bert and Phyllis Coriglian0 Morris.

Mr. Morris worked as a communications technician for Inter-County Communications for 20 years. He was of the Catholic faith.

Survivors include: his parents of Sulphur Springs; one brother, Steven Morris of Wills Point; sisters, Rhonda Moore and husband Mark, of Sulphur Springs, and Laura Morris of Tyler; aunts and uncles, Madeline and Tony Phserchia of Florida, and  Guy Coigliano of New Jersey; and nieces and nephews, Taylor Moore, Ryan Moore, and Andrew Moore of Sulphur Springs.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Peter and Frances Corigliano and Herschel and Ada Morris; and one uncle, Anthony Corigliano.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.  

 

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Infant Joshua Mark Sherman

Joshua Mark Sherman, newborn son of Rob and Shanon Sherman, passed gently into the arms of Jesus on August 25, 2009, at 9:25pm in Memorial Hospital, Sulphur Springs, TX.25p

Joshua is survived by parents Rob and Shanon Sherman, brother Matthew and sister Madelyn of Sulphur Springs, TX; grandparents Payton and Donna Sherman of Frederick, OK, and Dana Vache and Mike Vache of Randlett, OK; aunt Becky Danuser and husband Kregg of Stillwater, OK; aunt Kristin McCoy and husband Jamie of Jenks, OK; uncle Trey Vache of Burkburnett, TX; great-grandparents Janice Goode, and Clarence and Betty Vache of Randlett, OK.

He is preceded in death by great-grandparents Walter and Effie Sherman and Francis and Dorthy Fry, all of Frederick, OK, and Jesse A. Goode of Randlett, OK

During Joshua's short time he touched many lives and was deply loved by family and friends. His life was a brief life to us. Joshua will always remain his parents precious baby, and they will hold him again in heaven on day.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00pm Saturday August 29, 2009 at Frederick Memorial Cemetery in Federick, OK with Dr. Bill Anderson of Euless, TX officiating. West Oaks Funeral Home of Sulphur Springs, TX and Orr Gray Gish Funeral Home of Federick, OK are handling arrangements

Donations in Joshua's memory may be made to the pre-school department of First Baptist Church, 116 Oak Ave., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

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James Michael Earhart

Funeral services for James Michael Earhart, age 51, of Gladstone, New Jersey, and a native of Hopkins County, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 29, 2009, in Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Garry Jordan will officiate.

A military graveside service will be conducted at Restlawn Memorial Park, under the direction of the Hopkins County Military Coalition, following funeral services. Serving as pallbearers will be Kenneth Davenport, James Boyd Davenport, Jim Bob Davenport, Lonnie Hall, Wayne Davenport, and Miguel Carbojal.

No formal visition is planned.

Mr. Earhart passed away on Sunday morning, August 23, 2009, in the Summerset Medical Center in Sommerville, New Jersey. He was born on March 1, 1958, in Key West, Fl, the son of James Clinton Earhart and Mildred Davenport Earhart. He was a 1976 graduate of Sulphur Springs High School and served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Christian Ministry and Alliance Church.

Survivors include: his mother, Mildred Earhart of Sulphur Springs; the love of his life, Gloria Fleming of Gladstone, New Jersey; two sisters, Carroll Earhart of Mt. Pleasant and Kari Sue Renwick of Dallas; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Guy C. Rushin

Funeral services for Guy C. Rushin, age 83, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 25, 2009, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Fred Lewis and Rev. Debbie Riggsby will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Brashear Cemetery, with Johnny Rushin, Mike Rushin, Jay Rushin, James Major Willis, Kyle Verner, and Bob Richardson serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer will be Kurt Chew.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Monday, August 24, 2009, at the funeral home.

Mr. Rushin passed away on Saturday morning, August 22, 2009, at Hopkins County Memorial Hosptial. He was born on December 5, 1925, in Sylvester, Texas, the son of Wade S. Rushin and Bertie Rozell Rushin. He married Billie Glossup, in Sulphur Springs, on September 23, 1945. She survives.

Mr. Rushin was a retired supervisor for Experience Works and a member of the Baptist faith. He served in the U.S. Navy, during WWII. He was a singer, songwriter, and entertainer. Over the years Guy and his wife, Billie, performed with Hank Thompson, Bob and Joe Shelton, The Callahan Brothers, David Houston, Hank Lakin, Red Sovine, The Rowe Brothers, and many others. Although Guy had worked with some of the country music greats, he credited his wife, Billie, with having the most influence on his music.

Other survivors include: a daughter, Tracie Lea Chew and husband, Kurt, of Austin; a son, Jeffery Mark Rushin of Huntsville; a sister, Juanita Burgin of Garland; a grandaughter, Brittany Lee McDonald and husband, James; and great-grandchildren, Jayden Clay McDonald and Jayleigh Grace McDonald.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Murrel Rushin; and a sister, Mildred Wheeler.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Joseph Leo Yankey

Military graveside funeral services for Joseph Le0 Yankey, age 91, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Sunday, August 23, 2009, at Rockdale Cemetery. Rev. Tommy Hall will officiate.

There will be no formal visitation.

Mr. Yankey passed away on Friday, August 21, 2009, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born on June 25, 1918, in Sulphur Springs, the son of Everett and Onie Lee Jacobs Yankey. He married Leona Alta Way, on October20, 1942, in Dallas. She survives.

Mr. Yankey was member of the Masonic Lodge and served in WWII. He was retired from Metzger Dairy Company. He was of the Baptist faith.

Other survivors include numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 1 sister.

Memorials can be made to the Hopkins County Military Coalition and/or the Rockdale Cemetery Association.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Stacy Christopher Jackson

Funeral services for Stacy Christopher Jackson, age 40, of Quitman and formerly of the Reilly Springs Community, are scheduled for 3:00 p.m., Sunday, August 23, 2009, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Randy Boyte and Bro. Vern Hawkins will officiate.

Burial will follow services in the Ladonia Cemetery, in Ladonia, Texas. Serving as pallbeares will be Mark Friddle, Darrell Johnson, Buddy Sutton, Derrick Drury, Gary Seldom, and Michael Hawkins.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, August 22, 2009, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Jackson passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2009, at his residence in Quitman. He was born on September 12, 1968, in Irving, Texas, the son of Ronny Jackson and Mary Butler Jackson. They survive.

Mr. Jackson worked for Grocery Supply in Sulphur Springs for over 5 years as a truck driver.

Stacy was married to Christi Jackson for 19 years, who is the mother of his two wonderful daughters, Laney Kate Jackson and Lacey Kristine Jackson, both of Sulphur Springs. Other survivors include his fiance, Julie Wilson and her granddaughter, Hailee Pingitor; brothers, Ronny and wife Sherri Jackson of Wolfe City, and Joey and wife Melissa Jackson of Sulphur Springs; and numerous aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Matthew Paul Jackson; and grandparents, Tom and Ruth Butler and Wesley and Lois Jackson.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Infant Henry Willis Miller

Henry Willis Miller, infant son of Bryce Miller and Vicki Fuentes Miller of Sulphur Springs, passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2009, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born on Tuesday, August 18, 2009.

Survivors include: his parents; three brothers, Colin Miller, Tanner Miller, and Owen Miller; a sister, Lucy Miller; grandparents, Fernando and Yoland Fuentes of San Patricio, Tx, and Richared and Cheryl Miller of Sandia, TX.

Cremation arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Bobby D. Colley

Funeral services for Bobby D. Colley, age 69, of Sulphur Springs, will be held Saturday, August 22, 2009, at 3:00 p.m. at Lake Highland Baptist Church with Bro. Perry Johnson and Dr. Mike Harmon officiating. Burial will follow in Edom Cemetery with Donny Berry, Dale Watts, Danny Camp, Don Bailey, Mike Mabe, Ed Gentry, Roger Caudle and Calvin Fleming serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of Lake Highlands Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held Friday, August 21, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Colley passed away on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born the son of J. V. Colley and Vivian Brantley Colley on August 20, 1939 in Van Zandt County. His parents preceded him in death. Bobby was a retired supervisor from Texas Utilities. He married the love of his life, Mary Sue Joradn in Chandler, Texas on April 8, 1961. She survives. Together they had a son, Glen Colley of Dallas Texas; and two daughters, Nita Sue and Tom Armstrong of Gaithersburg, MD; and Sherry Lynn Colley of Carrollton, Texas. In addition to his wife and wonderful family, Bobby leaves behind to cherish his memories a brother, Larry Colley of Bishop, TX; and sisters, Shirely and Dan Gibbs of Monohans, TX, Marilyn Sue and Wayne Smith of Brownsboro, TX, Arleeta Inmman of Pittsburgh, TX, Glenda and Ben Bearden of Brownsboro, TX, Molly and Ken Cambell of Timpson, TX, and Marsha and Joe Stephens also of Brownsboro,TX; and two grandchildren, Alan Armstrong and his wife Erika of Las Vegas, NV, and Brandi Armstrong of Fort Mill, SC. In addition to his parents, Bobby was also preceded in death by a brother, James Collet.

In Lieu of flowers, the family requests s that donations be made to the Alzheimers Association, 225 N. Michigan Avel, Fl. 17, Chicago, IL, 60601-7633 or to the Lake Highlands Baptist Church at 1500 College Street, Sulphur Springs, TX, 75482.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home. Online condolences can be sent to www.westoaksfuneralhome.com

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Helena Ivery

Funeral services for Helena Clayton Ivery, age 79, of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at Morning Chapel Baptist Church at 3:00p.m., Saturday, August 22, 2009.

Interment will follow at St. Luke Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., Friday, August 21, 2009, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home

Mrs. Ivery passed away on Tuesday morning, August 18, 2009, at her residence. She was born on October 4, 1929, in Hopkins County, the daughter of Eula Clayton and Mary Thomas Clayton. She attended Douglas High School. She married Grover Ivery, Sr. in 1948. He preceded her in death in 2000.

Survivors include: two daughters, Belinda Ivery and LaQuida Johnson, both of Sulphur Springs; three sons, Grover Ivery, Jr., of Arlington, Stewart Ivery of Sulphur Springs, and Howard Ivery of Beeville; and numberous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Mary Crook of Dallas.

 

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Wanda R. Ivery Hawkins; five brothers, Prozell, Ray, Golie, Pearl, and Vernell Clayton; and two sisters, Irene Clayton and Grace Clayton.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Bennie Cegelski

Funeral services for Bennie Cegelski, age 85, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Cegelski passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2009.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Doris M. Saddler

Funeral services for Doris M. Saddler, age 84, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Saddler passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2009.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Neal Archie Baker III

A memorial service for Neal Archie Baker III, of Sulphur Springs, will be set a a later date.

Mr. Baker passed away on Thursday, August 13, 2009, at his residence. He was born on October 22, 1949, at the 98th General Hosptial in Munich, Germany, the son of Neal A. Baker Jr. and Nina Jo Croft Baker. The family lived in Germany at the time, but his parents were from Lydia and Avery, Texas.

Mr. Baker graduated from Denison High School in 1968. He graduated from Sam Houston State University, with a major in criminology, and was a member of the National Criminology Fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega, and was in the Platoon Leaders Program of the U.S. Marine Corps. Upon graduation from Sam Houston, he was commissioned as a Second Lt. in the Marine Corps.

He served as distinguished twenty year career with the U.S. Marine Corps, with the 3rd Marine Division, Okinawa, 2nd Marine Division, Camp LeJeune, North Carolina, and 4th Recon Battalion, San Antonio. While stationed at Quantico Marine Base, Virginia, he served as Commander of the Rifle and Recon Platoons, Executive Officer of H and S Company; Battalion Adjutant, and Staff Platoon Commander of the Officers Candidate School.

Mr. Baker is survived by his wife, Samira; brothers, Richard Clinton Baker and wife Debbie of Hendersonville, TN, and Donald Carl Baker and wife Cyndie of Ozark, AL; and several nieces and and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and grandparents, Neal A. and Allie Doss Baker and Carl and Pallie Huckaby Croft.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Martha "Edna" Garvin

Funeral services for Martha "Edna" Garvin, age 92, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 18, 2009, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral HOme Chapel. Rev. Horace Hammand will officiate. A eulogy will be given by Mrs. Garvin's grandson, Mr. Hansen E. Wakeman.

Interment will follow services in the Union Cemetery, with grandson and nephews serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, August 17, 2009, at the funeral home.

Mr. Garvin passed away, on Saturday afternoon, August 15, 2009, at Sunny Springs Nursing Home. She was born on July 21, 1917, in Oklahoma City, OK, the daughter of William Grover Trammell and Lela Adelle Meers Trammell. She had resided in Hopkins County since 1971. She married David N. Wakeman, Sr. on Novmeber 19, 1938, in Henderson County, Texas. He preceded her in death in 1950. She then married Silas E. "Jack" Garvin, on February 15, 1951, in Rockwall County, TX. He preceded her in death in 1987.

Mrs. Garvin was a 1988 recipient of the Golden Poet Award, given by the World of Poetry Society, and the author of a book of poetry and short stories. She was a member of the Country Baptist Church, where she had previously served as church secretary. She held many jobs throughout her long life, but the most important job included being a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

Survivors include: three sons, Ramon C. Wakeman of Frankston, David N. Wakeman, Jr., of Pensacola, FL, and Richard E. Wakeman of Sulphur Springs; seven grandchildren, Ramona Wakeman Hall and Christopher J. Wakeman, of Raleigh, NC, Angel Wakeman Williams of Odessa, Jake E. Wakeman, and David Wakeman III of Pensacola, FL, Wende Wakeman of Conroe, and Hansen E. Wakeman of Sulphur Springs; fourteen great-grandchildren; and an extended family of four stepdaughters and their children, who she loved as if the were her very own.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one sister, Mary Barton, in 1983.

Memorials may be made to the Union Cemetery Association, c/o Mr. & Mrs. Dave Funderburk, 157 CR-1213, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482, any hospice location, or the charity of your choice.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Ovie Lee Davidson

Funeral services for Ovie Lee Davidson, age 91, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 18, 2009, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Keith Kilmer will officiate.

Burial will follow services in the Nelta Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Monday, August 17, 2009, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Davidson passed away Thursday, August 13, 2009, at Garnet Hill Hursing Home in Wylie. She was born on September 21, 1917, in Cornerville, Arkansas, Ovie Lee Caldwell. She married J.W. Davidson and he preceded her in death.

Mrs. Davidson was a Mary Kay Consultant and worked as a bookkeeper for many years. She and her husband also operated a business in Sulphur Springs, "NaturaLee." He hobbies included sewing and crocheting, loving her animals and singing. She was a longtime member of League Street Church o Christ and volunteered in many areas of the church. She was a regular member of the Women's Bible Class and volunteered in the Church Clothing Room, until she was 87 years old. She especially enjoyed the church's sing-alongs and their annual talent shows. She was a strong believer in the Lord and all who knew her, loved her for her kindness, sense of humor, and unfailing encouragement. She will be greatly missed.

Survivors include: two daughters and sons-in-law, Reba and Laverne Rice of Warren, Arkansas, and Charline and Ron King of Richardson, Texas; a step son and wife, Ronald and Cathey Davidson of Irving; brothers-in-law and wives, Bruce and Julia Davidson of Katy, and Dave and Georgia Davidson of Sulphur Springs; a grandson, Bradley King of Richardson; a cousin, Vivian McGraw of Orange; and nephews and wives, Shane and Amy Davidson of Abilene, and Justin and Tracie Davidson of Oklahoma City.

She was preceded in death by her husband, in 1999, and by one daughter, Barbara Dean Grice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Johnny R. Moseley

Funeral services for Johnny R. Moseley, age 70, of Cumby, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, August 16, 2009 at the First Baptsit Church of Cumby, with Pastor Michael Moore and Pastor Joe Valdez Sr. officiating. Jerry Parker, Ken Burtch, Tony Harry, David Lemon, Dave Stephens and Ben Rucker will serve as pallbearers. The Hopkins County Military Coalition will conclude with military honors following the funeral services.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, August 15 at the First Baptist Church of Cumby.

Mr. Moseley passed away on Thursday afternoon, August 13, 2009, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born January 31, 1939 in Hopkins County, the son of Johnny Alvin Moseley and Beula Mae Moseley. After graduating from Cumby High School in 1957, he served in the US Army from 1961-1963. Mr. Moseley retired from Dairy Farmers of America, formerly known as AMPI, in 2001. While living in Cumby, he served on the Cumby ISD school board, Cumby telephone board and as a city judge.

Mr. Moseley is survived by wife Betty Jean Moseley of Cumby, sister, Jean Parish of Whitesboro, sons Johnny Paul Moseley of Rowlett, Jimmy Gater of Puyallup WA, daughters Gina Greene of Cumby, Susan Ameling of Chandler, sons-in-law, Kevin Greene of Cumby, Dean Ameling of Chandler, daughter-in-law Kristy Moseley of Rowlett, grandchildren, Ashley Greene, Amber Greene, Ariel Greene, all of Cumby, Cody Gater, Shiloh Gater, both of Puyallup WA, Kennady Moseley, Mason Moseley, all of Como; great-grandchildren Kain Elmore, Harlow Greene, Lilyana Gater. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Deldon Moseley.

The family wishes to express their gratitude and thanks to Hopkins County EMS, Hopkins County Hospital 2nd floor nursing staff and 1st Choice Home Health nurse Denice Slemmons and a special thanks to Dr. Joe Valdez Jr. for his loving and campassionate care.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Harold Kenney

Funeral services for Harold L. Kenney, age 75, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, August 14, 2009, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Seymore Cemetery, with Derek Burgess, Daren Burgess, Jacob Burgess, Naniel Kenney, Adam Kenney and Ryan Kenney serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Blake Nolen, L. J. Sells, Harold Daniel and James Sheifield.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., thursday, August 13, 2009, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Kenney passed away on Wednesday morning, August 12, 2009, at Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab Center. He was born in Hopkins County, on November 16, 1933, the son of Loren David Kenney and Clara Elizabeth (Galloway) Kenney. He married Nellie June George in Greenville, on January 15, 1960;she survives. Mr. Kenney was a machinist for Rockwell International and a member of Seymore Church of Christ. He served in the Army National Guard.

Other survivors include: three sons, Kim Harold Kenney, Mark Leland Kenney and Michael Lynn Kenney; two daughters, Diana June Burgess and Pennie Renee Nolen, all of Yantis; sister, LaVerne Daniel and husband, Harold, of Sulphur Springs; 13 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Kerrie Burgess and Joseph Burgess and two brothers, Troy Kenney and LeVoy Kenney.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Jack Bogan

Funeral services for Jack Bogan, age 86, of Wichita Falls, are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Bogan passed away on Wednesday morning, August 12, 2009, at Hospice of Wichita Falls.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Dixie Williams

Funeral services for Mrs. Dixie Williams, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Sunday, August 16, 2009, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Michael Moore will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Gafford's Chapel Cemetery, with Roy McCasland, Doug Palmer, Bobby Waggoner, Burke Stays, Jerry Titsworth, and Chris Wilburn serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be one hour prior to services, as the funeral home.

Mrs. Williams passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2009, at her residence. She was born on February 4, 1931, in Hopkins County, the daughter of Thomas E. and Alma Lou Ella Locaby Wilburn. She married Robert Alex (Bob) Williams, in Sulphur Springs, on June 29, 1947. She resided in Rockwall until 1992, when she returned to Sulphur Springs. He preceded her in death on January 14, 1985.

Mrs. Williams was member of the Woodmen of the World and was retired from Texas Instruments after 20 years of service. She worked for Jordan Home Healthcare for several years and in the food service department for Rockwall ISD.

Survivors include: her children, Alex and Vivian Williams, and Patricia and Claude Wilkerson, Jr.; grandchildren, Amy Henderson, Ricky & Elizabeth Williams, Jeff & Nicole Wilkerson, Gary Wilkerson, Mindy and Chris Crawford, and Emily and David Jones; great-grandchildren, Steven, Monica, Trenton, MiKayla, Brandon Evan, Eric, Cody, Michael, Miranda, and Megan; and many loving nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant daughter, Lola; two infant brothers; and seven sisters, Elizabeth McCasland, Lois Minty, Odessa Waggoner, Billie Coke, Inez Melton, Novell Debord, and Baby Wilburn.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Hollis W. Cox

Funeral services for Hollis Wayne Cox, age 77, of Dike, will be conducted at Peerless Baptist Church, at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 13, 2009, with Rev. Charles Rawlinson and Rev. Doyle Hayes officiating.

Interment will follow at Peerless Cemetery, with Tony Kaufman, James McKeever, Richard Greer, David Carpenter, John David Moore, Don McCullum, Chief Star, C. J. Richey and Butch Kaufman serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00p.m., Wednesday, August 12, 2009, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Cox passed away on Monday, August 10, 2009, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born in Peerless, on February 25, 1932, the son of Corbet Lonzo Cox and Annie Mae (Beadles) Cox. He married Jimmie Peugh at Hatchetville, on July 18, 1953; she survives.

Mr. Cox was a retired dairy farmer and rancher and a member of Peerless Baptist Church.

Other survivors include; daughter, Judy Mitchell of Hatchetville; two sons, Hollis Cox of Posey and Larry Cox of Peerless; brother, Eddie Cox of Posey; grandchildren, Jennifer Eutzy, Richard Greer, Jessica Gandy, Johnnie Vitro, Alice Richey, Grace Cox, Stacey Godbolt and John Moore; 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by sister, Charlene McCallum and one great-grandchild.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Hugh Anthony Wood

Funeral services for Hugh Anthony Wood, age 46, of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, August 13, 2009, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Ron Byrd officiating.

Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park, with Jeff Orwosky, Jeff Gideon, Bubba Jay Edwards, David Leewright, David Waller, Danny Waldon, Earl Cromer, Jeremy King, Huck McCormack and Spuck McCormack serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the former scouts of Troop Nos. 67 and 69 and the Sulphur Springs Class of 1981.

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00p.m., WEdnesday, august 12, 2009, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Wood passed away on Monday, August 10, 2009, in Wood County, near Quitman in an automobile accident. He was born in Sulphur Springs on December 29, 1962, the son of W. G. "Kayo" Wood and Gay Nell (Coker) Wood.

He was a petroleum land man. He was a lifetime member of the First Christian Church, a member of Disciples of Christ and he was an Eagle Scout. He was also a member of the Sulphur Springs High School Class of 1981.

Survivors include; adopted daughters, Kitney Nix and Kassidy Johnson, both of Greenville; mother, Gay Nell Wood of Sulphur Springs; brother, Duncan Wood and wife, Sarah; nephew, McClain Wood; neice, McKenzie Wood, all of Wichita Falls; adopted grandchildren, Devin and Calleigh; numerous cousins; aunt, Yvonne Spencer and uncle, Tracy Coker. He was preceded in death by his father.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Joe Soto

Funeral services for Joe Soto of sulphur Springs are pending with Tapp Funeral Home.

Mr. Soto passed away Sunday August 9, 2009 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements are under the direction of Tapp Funeral Home.

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Guy Elliott Williamson

Funeral services for Guy Elliott Williamson, age 50, of Pickton, are scheduled for 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 12, 2009, at Pine Hill Cumberland Church, near Winnsboro. Pastor Don Smedley will officiate.

Burial will follow services in the Pine Hill Cemetery.

Visisation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 11, 2009, at Beatry Funeral Home in Winnsboro.

Mr. Williamson passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2009, at his residence in Pickton. He was born on February 3, 1959, in Dallas, Texas, the son of of H. Elliott Williamson and Alice Faye Williamson.

Mr. Williamson was a sheetrocker, carpenter and air condition technician. He was a member of Pine Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include: a son, Anson Williamson of Garland; sisters, Diana Williamson of Melissa, TX, and Linda Gallant and husband mark, of Stiltsville, Ontario; a brother, James P. Albough II and wife Tawana of Rowlett; one grandchild; and two nices and a nephew.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Alice Faye Guy.

Arrangements are with Beaty Funeral Home in Winnsboro.

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Joshua Ray Herring

Funeral services for Joshua Ray Herring, age 22, of Cumby, will be conducted at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel, at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 12, 2009, with Rev. John Nesbitt officiating.

Interment will follow at Horton Cemetery, with Jonathan Crumpton, Cory Elmore, Jonathan King, Wesley Higginbotham, Jason Tadlock, Anthony Busby and Adam Busby serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8;00 p.m., Tuesday, August 11, 2009, at Murray-Orosky Funeral Home.

Joshua Herring passed away August 9, 2009, in Miller Grove. He was born in Greenville, on May 20, 1987, the son of Stephen Herring and Nona Kay (busby) Herring. He married Hayley Nichole Bennett in Campbell, on June 26, 2005; she survives. Mr. Herring was an installer for Dish Network.

Other survivors include: two sons, Joshua Ray Herring, Jr. and Haiden Kade Herring, both of Cumby; father, Stephen Herring and wife Brenda, of Salina, Kansas; mother, Nona Kay Johnson and stepfather, Anthony Herrington, both of Sulphur Springs, four sisters, Heather Herring of Campbell, Cortney Skeen, Angenay Harrington, both of Sulphur Sprihngs, Moragn Herring of Salina, Kansas; three brothers, Matthew Herring of Salina, Kansas, Anthony Harrington, II and Austin Bryer Carter, both of Sulphur Springs; grandmothers, Martha Busby of Campbell, Sandy Winn of Greenville and Jill H. Cooper of Commerce and grandfather, Charles Herring of Campbell.

He was preceded in death by grandfather, Donald Busby; and one infant brother.

Arrangements are under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Gary Cline

Funeral services for Gary Michael Cline , age 46, of Cumby, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at First Baptist Church of Cumby with Bro. L. D. Baxley officiating.

Burial will follow in the Cumby Cemetery with Bobby Cash, Charlie Smith, Bryan Steward, Richard Lee, Tracy Hammonds and Johnny Brandon serving as pallbearers. Roger Petty and the Greenville High School Mechanic Class will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday evening at Tapp Funeral Home.

He was born October 7, 1962 in Dallas County, the son of Billy Wayne Cline and Geraldine Young Cline. He married Mary Tajuana "T.J." Coker June 14, 1985 in Cumby, she survives.

Mr. Cline shared the love for Nascar with his Mom. He was a mechanic most of his life, finding his calling for teaching mechanics. A special thanks to Greenville High School and Franklin Walls for allowing him to fulfill that dream. Gary was a 20 year 3rd Degree Mason, serving as worshipful Master twice, something he was very proud of, while at the same time serving as a city official and mayor of Cumby for ten years. Gary leaves a loving legacy that will be forever remembered.

Gary Cline loving husband, daddy, son, brother "Unc" and friend succumbed to the complications related to Leukemia after a courageous battle Monday August 10, 2009 at Medical City Dallas Hospital.

Surviving family includes his daughter, Alicia Neal and husband Mark of Como, his son, Andy Cline and wife Loren of Sulphur Springs, grandchildren, Bailey, Kasey and Abby Gayle Neal all of Como, brother, Wayne Cline of Allen, Texas, sisters; Kathy Strickland and husband Ronnie and Shannon Emanuel and husband Terry all of Cumby, half sisters; Billie Eddy and husband Jackie of Dallas and Charlotte Pitcher of Arkansas along with special nieces and nephews; Sarah Dakota, Dylan, Annabelle, Ryan, Riley, Rowdy, Destiny, Danielle, Deza Ray, James and Travis. Special friends Roger Petty, Rosie Friend and Linda Allen also survive.

Arrangements are under the direction of Tapp Funeral Home.

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Cynthia Renae DeWitt

Funeral services for Cynthia Renae DeWitt, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 11, 2009, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Tommy Hall will officiate, with music provided by Monty Tipps.

Interment will follow services in the Shirley Cemetery, with Michael Vititow, Mike Massey, Jimmy Bailey, Brett Bailey, Jason Bailey, and Philip Singleton serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., Monday, August 10, 2009, at the funeral home.

Mrs. DeWitt passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2009, at her residence. She was born on October 22, 1961, in Sulphur Springs, Texas, the daughter of Bill T. and Marvilou Helms Bailey.

Survivors include: her husband, Larry Wayne DeWitt; her parents, Bill T. and Marvilou Bailey; a brother, Bill T. Bailey, Jr.; and a sister and brother-in-law, Angie and Jimmy White, of the Bonanza Community.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Billy C. and Nell Bailey of Sulphur Springs and Marvin and Ladell Helms of Roxton.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be mad to Davis Street Baptist Church or to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Bill Anglin

Funeral services for Bill Anglin, age 73, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 11, 2009, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Interment willl follow at Restlawn Memorial Park.

Visitation will be one hour prior to service time (1:00p.m.).

 

Mr. Anglin passed away on Saturday morning, August 8, 2009, at his residence. He was born in the Pine Forest Community on September 21, 1935, the son of A. Z. Anglin and Margaret (Davis) Anglin. He married Anne Wagoner in Austin, on September 28, 1984; she survives. Mr. Anglin was retired from the Dallas Police Department and Dallas County Sheriff's Office. He was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include; two daughters, Deborah Vasquez of El Paso and Cynthia Scott of Sunnyvale; three sons, Mark Anglin of Irving, David Crawford of Plano and Randy Crawford of Ft. Worth; grandchildren, Stacy Smith, Cindy Smith, Randall Anglin, Holly Anglin and Becca Anglin and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Mary Jo Hart

Funeral services for Mary Jo Hart, age 79, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hart passed away on Saturday morning, August 8, 2009, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Margie Ruth Hall

Funeral services for Margie Ruth Martin Hall, age 63, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 3:00 p.m., Sunday, August 9, 2009, at First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs. Dr. David Hardage, Dr. Bill Anderson, and Rev. Fred Lewis will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Martin Springs Cemetery, with William Hooten, Tommy Glenn, Brit Fisher, Brian Mathes, Rodney Keller, and Bruce Welch serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Saturday, August 8, 2009, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hall passed away on Thursday, August 6, 2009, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born on April 9, 1946, in Sulphur Springs, the daughter of John Burnish and Margie Cavanaugh Martin. She married Kenneth Hall on January 23, 1962, in McKinney, Texas. He survives.

Mrs. Hall was a maitenanace supervisor for First Baptist Church for over 27 years.

Other survivors include: one son, James Hall of Birthright; two daughters, Sandy Crouch and husband Richard of Brithright, and Cindy Mathes and husband Mark of Pottsboro; two brothers, John Martin and wife Sherry of Birthright, and Jim Martin of Austin; one sister, Judith Shelton and husband Jerry of Birthright; and eleven grandchildren, Leslie Renae Crouch, Cody Clay Crouch, Chelsey Brooke Crouch, Sean Mathes, Ashlin Nicole Mathes, Brooklyn Kate Mathes, Dawson Lane Mathes, Tana Nicole Hall, Christina Danielle Hall, Mattie Lynn Hall and Conner Lawrence Hall.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorials may be made to the March of Dimes at www.marchofdimes.com

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Henrietta Gee

Funeral services for Henrietta Draper Billings Gee, 95, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 10:00 A.M. Monday, August 10, at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Russell Floyd, Rev. Debbie Riggsby, and Rev. Fred Lewis officiating.

Burial will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery with grandsons and grandsons-in-law serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be at West Oaks Funeral Home Sunday evening from 6:00 to 7:00 P.M.

Henrietta passed away Thursday, August 8,2009, at Carriage House Manor. She was born February 12, 1914, to Walter S. and Fredricka Pfaeffle Billings, in Enid, OK. She married L.E. Gee in September 1932. He preceded her in death in 1980. Also preceding her in death were her brother Pfaeffle Billings, her twin sister Frances Billings and grandson Travis Yantis. Henrietta was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Sulphur Springs She had been a member of the Waverly Club. Also an avid bridge player, she was a member of several bridge clubs.

Survivors include a son, Larry Gee of San Antonio and wife Susan; daughter Francis White of Sulphur Springs and son Tim Gee of Sulphur Springs and wife Carol. She was also survived by nine grandchildren; Carol Yantis and husband Scott of San Antonio; Sally England and husband Bob of Fox Island, Washington; Richard Gee and wife Karen of Coppell; Nancy Goforth and husband John of San Antonio; Larry Gee and wife Ashley of San Antonio, Tim White of Ft. Worth and wife Teresa, Stephen White and wife Jule of Ft. Worth;  Sarah Hanley and husband Bob of Dallas, and Christopher Gee and wife Alison of Arlington, Virginia. Seventeen grandchildren also survive.

Henrietta was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother. Her family and friends will miss her love of life and wonderful sense of humor.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 301 Church Street, Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Nola Erion

Funeral services for Nola M. Erion, age 87, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 8, 2009, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Hom

e Chapel. Brother Cleatus Speed will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Emblem Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Friday, August 7, 2009, at the funeral home.

Nola Erion passed away Thursday morning, August 6, 2009, at Sulphur Springs Health & Rehab Center. She was born on April 3, 1922, in Emblem, the daughter of William Addrian Speed and Dora Lee Davis Speed. She married Verne Earl Erion, at Warrington, England, on July 17, 1945. He preceded her in death.

Mrs. Erion was a homemaker and a member of the Grace Lutheran Church. She served in the Women's Air Corp, during WWII and she was a member of the VFW Post and Eastern Star.

Survivors include: two daughters, Elaine Conradt of Mt. Pleasant, and Beverly Tulenchik of Pine River, Minnesota; two sons, Gale Corad Erion of Wilmington, Delaware and Howard Lee Erion of Bonham; a sister, Jessie Virginia Price, of Como; grandhcildren, Marty Tuenchik, Kathy Dannon, Michael Erion, Matthew Erion, Monteen William, Michael Pippins, Victoria Erion, Windy Pool, and Brian Erion; and ten great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Benny Earl Erion; four brothers, William, Allen, John, and Emmett Speed; and six sisters, Mary Story, Ethel Ferrell, Ruthie Speed, Edna Speed, Ida Speed, and Sybil Hettich.

Memorials may be made to the Hopkins County Genealogical Society.

Arrangements are under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Juanita McPhearson

Funeral services for Juanita McPhearson, age 86, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, August 8, 2009 at First Baptist Church of Yantis with Rev. Tommy Hall Officiating. Interment will follow in the Yantis Cemetery with Michael McPhearson, Aaron Self, Derick Self and Jimmy McPhearson serving as pallbearers.

Visitation willbe from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, August 7, 2009 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Juanita McPhearson passed away, August 6, 2009 at Carriage House Manor. She was born on May 11, 1923 in Wood County the daughter of Paul and Hattie B. Birchfield Wilson. She married Luther McPhearson in Campbell in 1940 and he preceded her in death on September 24, 2002. Mrs. McPhearson was a nurse for Dr. Longino for many years. She was a member of the Davis Street Baptist Church.

She is survied by one son, James Paul McPhearson and wife Sue of Yantis, one brother, Winfred Wilson and wife Madelyn of Yantis, 4 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-granchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, 4 brothers, 1 sister and one grandchild.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Sammy D. "Sonny" Fouse

Funeral services for Sammy D. "Sonny" Fouse, age 66, of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel, at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 8, 2009, with Brother B. J. Teer officiating.

Interment will follow services at Cumby Cemetery.

There will be no formal visitation.

Mr. Fouse passed away on Wednesday, August 5, 2009 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born in Commerce, on January4, 1943, the son of R. E. Fouse and Ruthie Mae (Siers) Fouse. Mr. Fouse was a machinist and he was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include: two daughters, Samantha Buford and husband, James, of Grand Prairie, and Wendy Beckham of Mississippi; three sons, Tony Fouse of Sulphur Springs, Robert Fouse of Killeen, Timothy Fouse of Washington; sister Sue Perry of Waco; brother Marty Fouse of Sulphur Springs; several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and two brothers.

Special thanks to Carriage House Manor and Dimple McPherson.

Arrangements are under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Edward Dale Claxton

Funeral services for Edward Dale Claxton, age 69, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with West Oaks Funeral Home. Mr. Claxton passed away on Wednesday, August 5, 2009, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Ramsey officiating.

Interment will follow in Friendship Cemetery in Cambell with Ronnie Claxton, Gary Claxton, Freddie Claxton, Jonny Claxton, Gerald Claxton, Stacy Chester and Kasie Carrell serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be his grandsons.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 Friday, August 7, 2009 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Claxton passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2009 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. Mr. Claxton was born on January 2, 1940 in Snyder, TX, the son of Buin and Ellen Underwood Claxton. He married Mary Strickland on July 2, 1960 in Sweetwater,TX She survives. Mr. Claxton was self employed and was of the Baptist faith.

Other survivors include three sons, Eddie Claxton and his wife Velda of Sulphur Springs, Ricky Claxton and wife Kana of Florence, Wendell Claxton and wife Jessica of Sulphur Springs, one daughter Tamie Carrell and husband Victor of Sulphur Springs, five brothers , Ronnie Claxton and wife Sandra of Austin, Gary Claxton and wife Dee of Huntsville, Freddie Claxton and wife Sheila of Graham, Jonny Claxton of Synder. Gerald Claxton and wife Trisha of Synder, 14 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brohter, Wendall Claxton and one great-grandson Gavin Young.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home. www.westoaksfuneralhome.com

 

 

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Joe Woods

Funeral services for Joe Lewis Woods, age 94, of Miller Grove, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 5, 2009, at the Miller Grove United Methodist Church. Rev. Howard Strickland will officiate.

Burial will follow services at 4:30 p.m., at the Athens City Cemetery, in Athens.

No formal visitation is planned.

Mr. Woods passed away Monday morning, August 3, 2009 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born on March 6, 1915, the son of Ben and Sally Stewart Woods. He married Emma Pearl Renshaw. She survives.

Mr. Woods was a retired electrician with Raytheon. He served in the National Guard and was a 32nd Degree Mason.

Other survivors include: daughters, Jo Ella Robinson of Ft. Worth, and Reda Lee Spence of Malakoff; grandchildren, Jan Joplin, Scott Sprayberry, Christi Dunklin, Bubba Matthews, and Jana DeSilva; great grandchildren, Amanda Dunavant, Kenneth Sprayberry, Amber Fisch, and Jackson Woodside; and four great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond Woods and Carlton Woods; and one grandson, James Duffer.

Arrangements are under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Thelma Medders

Funeral services for Thelma Medders, age 90, of Paris, formerly of Hopkins County will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 5, 2009, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Evers officiating. Interment will follow in Brashear Cemetery with Matt Mitchell, David Medders, Daniel Medders, Joe Pritchett, Harold Pritchett and William Dell Medders, Jr. serving as pallbearers. Earl Stephens will serve as honorary pallbearer.

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 4, 2009 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mrs. Medders passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2009, at Heritage Care Center in Paris, Texas.  Mrs. Medders was born July 28, 1919, the daughter of James Revy Davis and Lela Maud (Berry) Davis. She married David Boscom Medders in Wood County, Texas on February 11, 1941. He preceded her in death in 1980. Mrs. Medders was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include: daughters, Patricia Ann Baucum and husband, Douglas, of Powderly, Retha May Niswonger of Brashear, Linda Joyce Freeman and husband, Dwight of Cumby, Wanda Jean Hale and husband, Johnny of Chicota; sons, Rondel Ray Medders of Copeville; Terry Wayne Medders and wife, Ann, of Copeville, Danny Lynn Medders and wife Sharon, of Dallas; 23 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren; brother Horace Wayne Davis, of Garland and one sister, Jane Blount, of Mesquite.Ina May Davis and Jen Stewart; and brother, Elgie Davis.

Memorials may be made to the Diabetic Assocaition.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Robert W. Reid

Robert W. Reid, age 84, of Dallas, passed away Saturday, August 1, 2009, at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas.

He was born in Fredrick Oklahoma, on August 14, 1926, the son of Archibald and Texa Reid. Mr. Reid was a retired professor of English. He served in the United States Navy during World War II.

Survivors include a niece, Holly Hester of Dallas.

Cremation arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Sidney Bloyed

Funeral services for Sidney Bloyed, of Cumby, are sceheduled for 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 4, 2009, at Cornerstone Baptist Church, in Cumby with Bro. Jeff Bishop and Tammy O. Giles officiating. Burial will follow at Etter Lake Cemetery in Dixon, along side of his parents. Pallbearers are Asa Bloyed, Shawn Bloyed, Larry White, Chad Geisler, Jerry Geisler and Shane Horne. Honorary pallbearers are Josh Weatherby and Ricky Vaughn.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, August 3, 2009, at Cumby Funeral Home.

Mr. Bloyed passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2009, at his residence.

Sidney was a loving father, brother, uncle and friend to all who knew him. Sidney had been fighting a hard battle with cancer. All of his family and very good friend Sherry L. Singleton were by his bedside until received by our Lord.

Sidney was born July 7, 1960 in Greenville to John and Bonnie Bloyed. Sidney was an avid lover of horses and the outdoors; he attended many trail rides and western days. He always referred to the western way of life, Respect others and they will respect you, which he tried to follow and influence his family and friends to do the same.Sidney was loved deeply by his family. HJe was one of a kind and will be missed dearly by his family and friends.

Survivors are a son, Shane Henry Bloyed; and beloved daughter, Shawna Rose Bloyed, both of Commerce; brothers, Johnny M. Bloyed and wife, Marie Bloyed, Nolan O. Bloyed, Steve Bloyed, Jerry A. Bloyed and sister, Jonita C. Horne and husband, Robert, all of Cumby, nieces, Tammy R. White and Johnene L. McLarry; nephews, Asa C. Bloyed, William (Shawn) Bloyed, Chad B. Geisler, Jerry A. Geisler, Brandon L. Horne, Michael S. Horne and Robby W. Horne, great-neices, Bailey R. Bloyed, Kaylee A. Bloyed, Heather L. Giles, Savanna B. Kurn and Harley M. McLarry; great-nephews, Johnny C. Bloyed, Ethan D. McLarry, and Tristtin D. White; and very close friend and partner in life, Sherry L. Singleton of Cumby.

Sidney's parents, John and Bonnie Bloyed, and nephew, Johnny William Bloyed preceded him in death.

Family requests that all food be taken to Larry and Tammy White residence at 100 N. Williams Street, Cumby, Texas.

Arrangements are under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

 

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Margarette Fuller

Funeral services for Margarette Fuller, of Saginaw, Texas and formerly of Hopkins County, are pending with Tapp Funeral Home.

Mrs. Fuller passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2009, at her residence.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

 

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Jessie Dea Melton

Funeral services for Jessie Dea Melton, age 88, of Hopkins County are pending with Tapp Funeral Home.

Mrs. Melton passed away Thursday morning, July 30, 2009 in Dallas

Arrangements are under the direction of Tapp Funeral Home.

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Ernest L. McCulley

Funeral services for Ernest L. McCulley "The Can Man" age 91, of Cumby, will be held at 10:00 p.m. Monday, August 3, 2009, at the Dallas-Ft. Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, Texas, with Bro. Richard Deteau officiating. Bobby Emmons, Jay McGuire, Allen Glenn, Jeffrey Freeman, Jed Powell and Quintin Kent will serve as pallbearers. Danny Woods will serve as honorary pallbearer.

No formal vistiation will be held.

Mr. McCulley passed away at Sunny Springs Health and Rehab, Tuesday evening, July 28, 2009. He was born February 8, 1918 in Ft. Worth, Texas, the son of Edward McCulley and Minnie Elizabeth Vines McCulley. He married Elizabeth Ruth Henry in Arizona in 1948, she preceded him in death.

Mr. McCulley, "The Can Man" as he is known around the Cumby area, collected cans for years, making many friends along the way. He was the former owner and operator of a bait shop in Vernon, Texas. He developed his own brand of stink bait which was in high demand from fishermen all over the country. He was a medical technician with the Army in W. W. II, serving in England and France. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Vernon, Texas.

Surviving family includes his daughters, Pat Emmons and husband Bobby of Cumby, Minnie Glenn and husband Allen of Park Hall MD, Betty Hill and husband Rodney of Durant OK and Brenda McGuire and husband Jay of Lavon, TX, brothers, Robert McCulley and wife Shirley, Jimmy McCulley and wife Penny and Jerry McCulley and wife Vina, sister, Marie Watkins, grandchildren, Pam Emmons, Melissa Woods, Vanessa Rodriguez, Nicole McGuire, Jodi Powell, Jed Powell, Jessica Carr, Jeff Freeman and Glenda Hall along with great-grandchildren, Dezirae Rodriguez, Quintin Kent, Niesa Hall, Lizzie Carr, Chris Carr, Zachary Freeman, Isabella Freeman, Jason Mays, Samantha Mays, Carter Shearer, Preston Baldwin and Jacie Baldwin.

Mr. McCulley was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Johnny Mcculley, Bobby McCulley, Clifford Mcculley, Sam McCulley and Tom McCulley, one sister, Evelyn Fults and one great-granddaughter, Britteny Kent.

Arrangements are under the direction of Tapp Funeral Home.

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Gerald Crawford

Funeral services for Gerald Crawford, age 40, of Sulphur Springs are pending with West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Crawford passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2009.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Russell E. Howle

Funeral services for Russell E. Howle were conducted Monday, July 27, 2009 at Lake Fork Baptist Church with Bro. David Smith and Bro. Phillip Gilbreath officiating. Trey Terrazas, Jordon Howle, Kyle Duston, Clint Howle, Murphy Howle, and Doyle Mack Howle served as pallbearers. Russell Howle died Saturday, July 25, 2009 in Dallas, Texas.

Russell Howle was born March 31, 1922 in Gamblin, Texas to the late G. J. Howle and Martha Ellis Banks Howle. Mr. Howle served in the Army Air Corp during World War II and was a Prisoner Of War for 13 months. Among other decorations, he received the Purple Heart. He worked as a basketball coach, teacher and superintendent of schools. After retiring, Mr. Howle and his wife moved to East Texas from Big Spring.

Mr. Howle is survived by his wife of 62 years, Virginia Howle of Mineola; by one son and daughter-in-law, Kim & Melissa Howle of Amarillo; by a son-in-law, Simon Terrazas of Big Spring; by two sisters, Beatrice Boyd of Quitman and Ellena Moss of Euless; by grandchildren, Mary Kathryn Duston and husband Kyle, Trey Terrazas and wife Brenda, Jordon Howle, Halee Howle, Nick Blumer, and Andrew Blumer; and by great-grandchildren, Logan Terrazas, Ryen Terrazas, Hayden Duston, Ella Kathryn Duston, and Beckett Duston. He was preceded in death by six brothers and three sisters.

 

Flavy Melton Brewer

Funeral services for Flavy Melton Brewer, age 71, of Como, will be conducted at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel, at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 28, 2009, with Rev. Lloyd Cashion and Richard Teer officiating.A military graveside service, under the direction of the Hopkins County Military Coalition, will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park, with Bobby Wood, Troy Martin, James Hendricks, Shane Brewer, Valton Teer and P. J. Ponder serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Greenpond Baptist Men's Sunday School Class, Dr. Darren Arnecke, Roy Darby and Terry Duncan.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, July 27, 2009, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Flavy Melton Brewer passed away Saturday morning, July 25, 2009, at his residence. He was born in Gladewater, on October 18, 1937, the son of Milton D. "Jack" Brewer and Katie (Durham) Brewer. He married Yvonne Bowling in Gladewater, on September 2, 1960; she survives. Mr. Brewer was a retired roustabout for Amerada-Hess Oil Company. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Greenpond Baptist Church.

Other survivors include; two sons, Melton Brewer and wife, Kimberly, of Little Elm and Kevin Brewer and wife Tammy, of Gilmer; daughter, Raynetta Hughes and husband, Don, of Cave Creek, Arizona; brother, Harold Brewer and wife, Andie, of White Oak; sister, Jacquelyn Baese and husband, Duane, of Hallsville; grandchildren, Brianne Brewer of Austin; Shane Brewer and fiancee, Amanda, of Athens, Hope Brewer and Harrison Brewer, both of Little Elm and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brother, George Brewer and two sisters, Helen Hesser and Hettie Evans and his parents.

Memorials may be made to the Greenpond Cemetery Association.

Arrangements are under the direction of Murray-Orwosky funeral Home.

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Jerry Smith

Memorial funeral services for Jerry Smith, age 66, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with Tapp Funeral Home.

Mr. Smith passed away on Thursday evening at his residence.

Arrangements are under the direction of Tapp Funeral Home.

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Rose Franklin

Funeral services for Rose Franklin, age 84, of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at Cherry Grove Baptist Church, at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 25, 2009, with Rev. Randy Seals and Rev. H. B. Nash officiating. Interment will follow at North Caney Cemetery, with Mrs. Frankin's grandsons and nephews serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of Cherry Grove Baptist Church.

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, July 24, 2009, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.


Mrs. Franklin passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2009, at Carriage House Manor Nursing Home. She was born in Fannin County, August 17, 1924, the daughter of John Henry Harris and Lucinda (Campbell) Harris. She married Zebia Dee Franklin in Hopkins County, on August 14, 1943. He preceded her in death. Mrs. Franklin was a homemaker. She was of the Baptist faith and a member of Heroines of Jerico.

Local survivors include: two daughters, Ella Burns and Ida Beasley and husband, Leonard, all of Greenville.    

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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James B. Gilliam

Funeral services for James "Bunt" Gilliam, of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., July 25, 2009 at the Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Larry Jordan and Rev. Charles Ethridge officiating. Interment will follow in Brashear Cemetery with Scott Moore, Chris Moore, Cary Moore, Cash Carroll, Paul Gilliam, Cary Gilliam, Tony Dugan and Brad Dugan serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Nazarene Church Elders.

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, July 24, 2009 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Gilliam passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He married Bonnie Boykin on December 12, 1941 in Sulphur Springs. She preceded him in death on September 20, 1995. Mr. Gilliam owned and opreated Gilliam's Transmission Services for over 50 years and was a member of the Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors include: sons, Larry Gilliam and wife Brenda of Tyler, Jerry Gilliam and wife Jeannie of Brashear, Rickey Gilliam and wife Dolly of Como and David Dugan of Sulphur Springs, daughters, Barbara Carroll of Royce City and Norma Moore and husband Dale of Sulphur Springs, 16 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, 5 sisters and one son-in-law, David Carroll.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Auline Leverett

Funeral services for Auline Leverett, age 108, are pending with Tapp Funeral Home.

Mrs. Leverett passed away on Sunday evening, July 19, 2009, at Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab Center.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Donald Isom

Funeral services for Mr. Donald Isom, age 59, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Isom passed away on Saturday morning, July 18, 2009, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Joseph Moore

Funeral services for Joseph Moore, age 85, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 20, 2009, at League Street Church of Christ. Dr. Lynn Turner and Michael Moore will officiate.

Interment will follow services at City Cemetery with Dan Phillips, Michael Moore, Marlin Jones, Jeff Moore, Lawrence Bramblett, Dale Henderson, Joe Moore, and Clyde Nichols serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Jody Thompson, Randy Reed, Randy Clark, Bob Howell, Paul Harvey, Dr. Claude Reynolds, Dr. Charles Jones, Louie Woodall.

Visitation will 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Sunday, July 19, 2009, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Moore passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2009, at Paris Regional Medical Center. He was born on September 13, 1923, in Sulphur Springs, the son of Luther Albert "Dike" Moore and Marie Kelty Moore. He married Norene Palmer, in Sulphur Springs, on October 10, 1945. She survives.

Mr. Moore was retired from E-Systems and was a member of League Street Church of Christ. He served int he U.S. Army Air Force, during WWII.

Other survivors include: a daughter, Linda Moore Riddle; a son, David Moore and wife Sheila, all of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Michael Moore and wife Kim, Jeff Moore, Linda Moore Henderson and husband Dale, Joe Moore, and Rebecca Riddle Bell; and great grandchildren, Haley Moore, Keely Moore, Kacey Moore, Ella Moore, Katelyn Henderson, Gareth Henderson, and Gavin Henderson.

Memorials may be made to the National Rifle Association and/or League Street Church of Christ.

Arrangements are wtih Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Edna Morris

Funeral services for Edna Morris, age 86, of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at 4:00 p.m., Friday, July 17, 2009 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tommy Johnston officiating. Interment will follow in Sulphur Springs City Cemetery. Honorary pallbearer will be Rev. Fred Lewis.

There will be no formal visitation.

Mrs. Morrris passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at Dallas Regional Medical Center of Mesquite. Mrs. Morris was born on October 1, 1922 in Sulphur Springs the daughter of Edgar and Emma Lou (Day) Hunter. She married Darrell Lee Morris on April 20, 1950 in Sulphur Springs. He preceded her in death on February 17, 2003. Mrs. Morris was a homemaker and a member of the

first Baptist Church. She loved volunteering at the community center making porcelain dolls.

Other survivors include one son, Rick Morris and wife Violet of Mesquite, one daughter, Karan Gross of Huntsville, AL., six grandchildren, Lisa Curry, Chris Childers, Jennifer Keller, Matt Morris, Cheri Cox, Debra Price and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Jim Gross on November 18, 2002.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Youth Ministry Fund.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Benny Earl Parker

Funeral services for Benny Earl Parker, age 72, of Como, will be conducted at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home, at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 16, 2009, with Brother Roy Dittmar officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeway Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Benny Parker passed away Monday afternoon, July 13, 2009 at his residence. He was born in Hopkins County, on January 28, 1937, the son of D. F. Parker and Carrie (Ferrell) Parker. Mr. Parker was a salesman and was of the Presbyterian faith.

Survivors include; son, Mike Parker and wife, Alice, of Sulphur Springs; daughter, Shirl Lee and husband, Richard, of Commerce; twin brothers, Bobby Parker of Como and James Parker of Sulphur Springs and grandchild, Amber Lee. He was preceded in death by son, Danny Parker.

Arrangements are under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Sue Swinford

Graveside funeral services for Sue Swinford, age 81, of Dallas and formerly of Hopkins County, are schedulded for 10:00 a.m., Friday, june, 17, 2009, at Old Saltillo Cemetery. Kevin Smith will officiate.

There will be no formal visitation.

Mrs. Swinford passed away on Tuesday morning, July 14, 2009, at Doctor's Hospital in Dallas. She was born on January 18, 1928, the daughter of Homer H. Osteen and Vennie Ratliff Osteen. She married Charles Edward Swinford, on November 2, 1945, in Rockwall County. He preceded her in death in 1995.

Mrs. Swinford was an electronic engineer, retired from Texas Instruments and U.T.L. Corporation. She was a member of Shiloh Terrace Baptist Church in Dallas.

Survivors include: two daughters, Deborah Sue Swinford and Lisa Michelle Smith, both of Dallas; two sons, Jerry Keith Swinford of Dallas, and Charles Michael Swinford of Hot Springs, Arkansas; a brother, Howard Osteen of Garland; two granddaughters, Shannon DeLay and Charlie Erin Swinford; four grandsons, Charles Chase Swinford, Justin Swinford, Jason Lee DeLay, and Dallas DeLay; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters; and four brothers.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Glenna Mahand

 

Funeral services for Glenna Ailene "Mom" Mahand, age 90, of Lone Oak  and formally of Sulphur Springs, will be held on Thursday, July 16, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at Prairie Valley Church with Danny Calk officiating.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Lynch Funeral Service in Greenville, Texas.

Mrs. Mahand passed away Monday, July 13, 2009 peacefully at her home. She was born on November 13, 1918 in Arbala, Texas to Joseph and Lola Johnston. Mrs. Mahand was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs. She married Jack Defaniel Mahand on November 29, 1939 and he survives.

Other survivors are sons and daughters-in-law Jackie and Pat Mahand of College Station, Rosa Mahand of Kingwood, Larry and Pam Mahand of Sulphur Springs, Mike and Leta Mahand of Sulphur Springs, and Scott and Phyllis Mahand of Lone Oak, 12 grandchildren, Christy Hansen, Cathey Morgan, Bronson Mahand, Brandon Mahand, Barrett Mahand, Chad Mahand, Jake Mahand, Mandy Mahand, Kara Argengright, Katie Mahand, Kelli Mahand, Clint Mahand, and 7 great-grandchildren, Caili Morgan, Kyle Morgan, Zach Mahand, Wesley Mahand, Brady Mahand, Kaden Argenbright, and Corbin Argenbright.

She was preceded in death by one son, Kenneth Mahand, her parents, 2 sisters and 2 brothers.

Arrangements are with Lynch Funeral Services in Greenville.

 

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Evelyn Windham

Graveside funeral services for Evelyn Windham, age 85, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at the Richland Cemetery. Rev. Ronnie Miller and Rev. Lee Huff will officiate.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Perry Altenbaumer, Bob Cowling, Charles Rogers, Jimmy Rogers, Bendon Cline, and William Rogers.

Visitation will be from 7:00 p.m until 8:00 p.m., on Tuesday, July 14, 2009, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mrs. Windham passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2009, at Carriage House Manor Nursing Home. She wa born in Wood County, on February 22, 1924. She married Harold Rufus Windham, in Wichita Falls, on July 3, 1943. He preceded her in death in 2007.

Mrs. Windham was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Survivors include: a brother, Rex O'Dell and wife Barbara, of Sulphur Springs; a nephew, Jeromy O'Dell and wife Beth, of Sulphur Springs; and great-nieces, Mattie and Molly O'Dell.

She was preceded in death by her mother and stepfather, Warren and Georgia O'Dell.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Alta Louise Douglas

Funeral services for Alta Louise Douglas, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 12, 2009, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Clyde Woody and Mike Baxter will officiate.

Burial will follow services in the Seymore Cemetery, with Tommy Wilenson, Aaron Wilkenson, Aaron Huddleston, Weston Teer,  Paul Garrett, Kevin Baxter, and Steve Smith serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Saturday, July 11, 2009, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Douglas passed away on Friday afternoon, July 10, 2009, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was bron on November 7, 1932, in Bristow, Oklahoma, the daughter of Floyd Clifton and Mary Elizabeth Clark Robbins. She married Kenneth Douglas, on March 29, 1952, at the Seymore Church of Christ. He survives.

Mrs. Douglas was a homemaker and a former c0-owner/secretary for Ken's Heating and Air Conditioning. She was a life long member of the Seymore Church of Christ.

Other survivors include: two sons, Kendall Douglas and wife Debbie of Bullard, and Steven Douglas and wife Patty of Grand Prairie; two daughters, Janet Spurgeon and husband Robert of Yantis, and Nancy Tramel and husband Jerry of Sulphur Springs; one brother, Jimmy Robbins of Sulphur Springs; one sister, Dorothy Eaton of Reilly Springs; seven grandchildren, Amy Mata, Brenda Kimmons, Caleb Baker, Darrell Douglas, Kaitlen Douglas, Rachel Spurgeon, and Rebekah Spurgeon; and great-grandchildren, Grant Baker, Alex Mata, Anna Mata, Colin Baker, and Bradley Kimmons.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to the Seymore Church of Christ.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Mary Thornton Pearce

Funeral services for Mary Thornton Pearce, age 83, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 11, 2009, at Myra Wilson Chapel, at the Sulphur Springs City Cemetery. Tommy Johnston will officiate.

Burial will follow services with grandsons, Marshall McInnis, Ben Wood, Michael Pearce, Derek Wood, Andy Wood, Stanton Pearce, Adam Pearce, and Brandon Pearce serving as pallbearers.

Mrs. Pearce passed way on Friday, July 10, 2009, at her residence, in Sulphur Springs. She was born on February 2, 1926, the daughter of Emmet Thornton and Alta Caldwell Thornton. She married Frank Pearce, in Sulphur Springs, on February 2, 1946. He preceded her in death on September 8, 1983.

Mrs. Pearce was the former co-owner and operator of Sulphur Springs Floral Company. After Mr. Pearce's death she returned to Sulphur Springs Floral and remained there for many years. She was a former Wildcat Cheerleader and an avid Texas Rangers fan. She was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church. She loved to travel with Carolyn and David, playing cards with those she met along the way, never meeting a stranger. She was known for her flower gardens. Her legacy was her love for watching and helping things grow, be it flowers, her garden, her children, grandchildren, or great-grandchildren. She touched all with her joyous zest for life.

Survivors include: her sons, John Pearce and wife, Janice, of Sugar Land, TX, and Frank G. Pearce of Sache, TX; sisterss, Martha Lou Hughes of Decatur, and Carolyn Murray and husband David of Sherman; grandchildren, Amy McInnis and huband Marshall of Sugar Land,Mike Pearce and wife Kay, and Derk Wood and wife Trish, of Ft. Worth; Andy Wood and wife Noelle of San Antonio, Brandon Pearce and wife Brittany of Scotsdale, AZ; Stanton Pearce and wife Mandi of Aledo, and Adam Pearce of Dallas; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter Martha Mary Wood, in 1988; and one brother, Dozier Thornton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sulphur Springs City Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Elmer Blize

Funeral services for Elmer E. Blize, age 81, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 12, 2009, at Tapp Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Fred Lewis will officiate.

Interment will follow services in Restlawn Memorial Park, with Jay Owens, W.G. White, Kenneth Ward, Charlie Charles, and Roy Blize serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 t0 7:00 p.m., Saturday evening, July 11, 2009, at the funeral home.

Mr. Blize passed away on Wednesday evening, July 8, 2009, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born in the Arbala Community of East Texas, on June 23, 1928, the son of Tolbert Blize and Altha Smith Blize. He married Helen Ruth in Sulphur Springs, on November 7, 1947. She preceded him in death.

Mr. Blize was employed by Johnson Ice Cream in Sulphur Springs for over 20 years, Rath Packing Company for over 10 years and with Armored Transport of Texas for 8 years. He was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs.

Survivors include: a daughter, Jo Ann Blize of Sulphur Springs; a son Steve Blize, of Arlington; a sister-in-law, Billie Blize; and nieces and nephews, Roy Blize, Van Blize, Lou Gail Armstrong, and Jan Blize.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Melvin Blize.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

 

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Billie Jo Neal

Funeral services for Mrs. Billie Jo Neal, age 71, of Dike, will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 9, 2009 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Charles Rawlinson will officiate.

Interment will follow in Sulphur Bluff Cemetery, with the Hopkins County Sheriff Honor Guard serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 8, 2009 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Neal passed away on Monday, July 6, 2009, at her residence. She was born on September 26, 1937, in the Divide Community, the daughter of William Norman and Beckie Pearl Williams Green. She married J.C. Neal on June 5, 1959, in Hopkins County. He preceded her in death on April 29, 2001.

Mrs. Neal was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include: a son, Bobby Wayne Neal and wife Susan, of Dike; granddaughters, Patricia Byrd and husband Matt of Dike and Pamela Parish and husband John of Sulphur Springs; and great-grandchildren, Hannah and Brandon Byrd and Makayla Parish.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Marilyn Allen

Graveside funeral services for Marilyn Allen, age 90, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 9, 2009, at Restlawn Memorial Park.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 8, 2009, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mrs. Allen passed away on Monday, July 6, 2009, at Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab Center. She was born in Navarro County, on February 4, 1919, the daughter of S. M. Cole and Mabel Grayson Cole. She married Robert Earl Allen, in Dallas, on August 10, 1946. He preceded her in death.

Mrs. Allen was retired from the Hopkins County District Clerk's Office, in Sulphur Springs, and she was a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include: a son, James Allen of Sulphur Springs; a brother, Sam Cole of Arlington; and two grandchildren, Christopher Allen and Crystal Allen.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Lowell Cable

Another shining example of the greatest generation has crossed the river, appropriately, on Independence Day.

Born to two Southwestern Oklahoma pioneer families on May 5th, 1924, Lowell Hollis Cable graduated with 18 other small farm and ranch community kids from the Fletcher Oklahoma High School in May of 1942 and immediately enlisted in the US Navy ”Seabees", serving in the island hopping campaigns of the Southwest Pacific. He saw combat and lost friends amidst miserable jungle conditions in the Solomon and Treasury islands and on Saipan and Okinawa.

Returning home to Fletcher after the war he used the GI bill and a basketball scholarship to attend Cameron Junior College in nearby Lawton. On December 18th, 1948, he married Mary French Wisener in the First Christian Church of Fletcher where she had been a student in his Mother's Sunday school class. Together Lowell & Mary graduated from then Oklahoma A&M University (now Oklahoma State) and returned to their little hometown where Lowell taught vocational agriculture and Mary taught the third grade.

In 1956 they accepted similar teaching positions in Craig, Colorado.  It was in Craig the following year and later at Glenwood Springs, where Lowell embarked on a long successful career in the real estate business with the first nationwide real estate organization, United Farm Agency. In 1963 the company appointed Lowell as sales manager for Texas and Oklahoma, resulting in a move to Sulphur Springs.  Eventually retiring from United Farm in 1991, Lowell quickly became bored and opened Century 21, Cable & Associates in Sulphur Springs.  Failing health prompted a sale of that award winning firm in 2002.  

Ever the Okie farm boy and Vo-Ag teacher, Lowell enjoyed owning land, cattle, horses and good bird dogs. He believed deeply in giving back to the community such that civic work came to define much of his life. He served as a member and President of the Sulphur Springs School Board for eight years.  In connection with that service Lowell was involved in the development of the present day high school and civic center complex. Together with B.W. Harry and the late Walter Helm, comprising the original civic center building committee, Lowell was instrumental in making the longtime community dream of such a facility come true.  He was immensely proud of that, as he was being named Hopkins County Citizen of the Year in 1980.

Other civic activities included service on the Sulphur River Municipal Water District during the years leading up to Cooper Lake finally becoming a reality; President of the Northeast Texas Economic Development Board; Secretary of the Hopkins County Dairy and Beef Cattle Association; Advisory Board to the local Future Farmers of America and board member for the NeTseO Trails Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

An interest in state and national politics led Lowell to run for state representative followed by an 18 year stint as Chairman of the Hopkins County Democratic Party. He served on the State Democratic Party Executive Committee from 1988 to 2004.  Governor Mark White appointed him to the Judicial Conduct Commission where he served from 1986 to 1996.  Governor Ann Richards named Lowell to serve as one of two Texas representatives on the Red River Compact Commission, a multi-state organization charged with regulating the Red River and its tributaries.  Lowell also served with pride on the Board of Directors of the Texas State Region VIII Educational District.

 He was a self described softie for every kid that ever walked into his office seeking contributions for all the school and youth related activities throughout Hopkins County.

Lowell Cable is survived by his beloved wife of over 60 years, Mary French; sons Chad and Day and their wives, Mary and Cathy; grandchildren Drew, Cole, Gracie, Corey and Clara; his only sibling and greatest hero Don Cable and wife Iva of Muskogee, Oklahoma.

A celebration of life service will be held at the the First Methodist Church on Thursday afternoon, July 9th, at three o’clock. No formal visitation is planned; however there will be a reception in the church fellowship hall immediately following the service. Honorary pallbearers will be B. F. Ashcroft, Alex Bridges, Carl Bryan, Harold Cheatham, Wayne Cooper, Jerry Elkins, Pat Gerald, David Gideon, Bill Gray, Jim Herrin, Coy Johnson, Ed Malone, Joe Minter, Jack Ramey, Bob West, Elvin White, Jerry Wilkerson and Frank Wright.

 In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to the Hopkins County Veterans Memorial or charity of choice. 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.  www.westoaksfuneralhome.com

“His heritage to his children was not words or possessions, but unspoken treasure, the treasure of his example of a man and father.”                                 --Will Rogers (about his father)

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William Ray "Bill" Stanley

Graveside funeral services for William Ray "Bill" Stanley, age 84, of McKinney and formerly of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 7, 2009, at Princeton Cemetery. Monty Ray Standley will officiate.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Monday, July 6, 2009, at Hi Point Church of Christ, in McKinney.

Mr. Stanley passed away on Saturday morning, July 4, 2009, at Red River Regional Hospital in Bonham, TX. He was born in Frisco, on January 25, 1924, the son of John Lewis Tandley and Ida Mae Jordan Stanley. He married Lesa Faye Tallant, at Renner, on May 21, 1949. She survives.

Mr. Stanley was a retired switchman for Southwestern Bell and a member of Hi Point Church of Christ in McKinney. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII.

Other survivors include: a daughter, Judith Carol Siebert of Boerne; a son Monty Ray Stanley of Carrollton; a sister, Betty French of Plano; grandchildren, Angela Shaw, Aileen Stanley, Bryan Stanley, Justin Siebert, and Kasey Siebert; and great-grandchildren, Jeremiah and Rebecca Shaw.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Juanita Horton, Leta Tucker, and Johnnie Stanford.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Mary Joann Burnett

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Joann Burnett, age 72, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 7, 2009, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Jackie McQueen will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Ridgeway Cemetery with Brandon Burnett, Eric Burnett, Jeffery Burnett, Franklin Taylor, Jason Mobley, Brad Mobley, Gary Mobley and Christopher Pryor serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Mobley, Tommy Mobley, Patrick Pipkin, and Cody Pipkin.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Monday, July 6, 2009, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Burnett passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2009, at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. She was born on January 2, 1937, in Dallas, the daughter of George Ellie and Clydie Marie Moore Mobley. She married Sammy Hubert Burnett, Sr., in Hugo,Oklahoma. He preceded her in death.

Mrs. Burnett worked in child care for Oak Forest Day Care. She was of the Pentecostal faith.

Survivors include: one son, Sammy Burnett, Jr. of Palmer; daughters, Sherry Burnett and Rhonda Burnett, both of Mesquite; brothers, Glen Mobley of Pine Forest, and Danny Mobley of Paris; sisters, Janice Meadlin of Sulphur Springs, Kathy Baird of Lone Oak, Paula Pipkin of Pickton, and Alice Pryor of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Sandra Gale Taylor, Brandon Lee Burnett, Erick Wayne Burnett, Jeffery Ryan Burnett; and great-grandchildren, Chase Taylor, Angel Burnett, and Gage Burnett; and special friend, Travis Booth of Cooper.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Charles and Jerry Mobley.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Jerry O. Smith

Memorial services for Jerry Smith, age 62, of Como, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 6, 2009, at Elm Ridge Baptist Church. Dr. Randy Boyte will officiate.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Sunday, July 5, 2009, at Murray-Orwosky Funerl Home.

Mr. Smith passed away on Friday evening, July 3, 2009, at his residence. He was born in Sulphur Springs, on October 9, 1946, the son of Willie E. Smith and Ruby lee Barrett Smith. He married Tamra Wilson at Lake Cypress, on April 20, 2007. She survives.

Mr. Smith was a retired carpenter and a member of Elm Ridge Baptist Church. He served in the National guard and was the camander of the American Legion in Mt. Vernon.

Other survivors include: two son, Jarrod Smith, and Anthony Smith and wife Brittney, all of Pine Forest; his mother, Ruby Lee Smith, of Sulphur Springs; two daughters, Ashley Elmore and Amanda Mason, both of Mt. Vernon; two sisters, Lois Horton of Sulphur Springs, and Sue Armendariz of Royce City; a brother, Mack Smith of Dallas; and grandchildren, Saylor Paige Smith, Jacob Kole Smith, Aysha Day, Levi and Ace Mason, Trent Smith, and Kai Hampton Elmore.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Kiowa Tumok Garcia

Memorial services for Kiowa Tumok Garcia, age 37, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 4:00 p.m., Sunday, July 5, 2009, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel.

Mr. Garcia passed away on Thursday, July 2, 2009, at his residence. He was born on December 28, 1971, in Abilene, Texas, the son of Leon Adams Garcia and Shelvia Jean Reed. He married Rebecca Godwin, in Delta County, on November 7, 2002. She survives.

Mr. Garcia was a medical technologist.

Other survivors include: a son, Brien Garcia; a daughter, Kayla Garcia; two step-sons, Dakota Hudson and Jeffery Shannon, all of Sulphur Springs; his mother, Shelvia Jean Reed, of Sulphur Springs; a sister, Kristi Salinas and husband Gary, of San Antonio; two nephews, Benito Salinas and Gabriel Salinas; and a niece, Diana Salinas.

He was preceded in death by his father, Leon Garcia.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Sam Henry Ray

Funeral services for Sam Henry Ray, age 68, of Sulphur Springs, are scheuduled for 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 6, 2009, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Neal Cochran, Rev. Fred Lewis, and Rev. Annie Waggoner will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Caney Cemetery, with Kenneth Self, Jr., Brack Davidson, Anthony Doyle, Chris Self, Felton Eppars, Brian Doyle, Ronnie Pady, and Sam Kolbe serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Ray Kirkpatrick, Kenneth Self, Sr., James Palmer, and W.G. White.

Mr. Henry passed away at Baylor Medical Center, in Dallas, on Wednesday evening, July 1, 2009. He was born in Como, on July 25, 1940, the son of John O. Ray and Linie Johnson Ray. He married Joyce Marie Harness in Sulphur Springs, on December 22, 1979. She survives.

Mr. Ray was retired from Palmer Truck and Trailer and was a member of the Lighthouse Church.

Other survivors include: two daughters, Wanda Lance and husband, Bobby, of Sulphur Springs, and Terrie Pady and husband, Ronnie, of Porter, TX; five sons, Ronnie Ray, and Russel Ray, both of Naples, Eddie Miskell of Conroe, Ricky Miskell of Houston, and Michael Kolbe and wife, Carrie, of Sulphur Springs; his mother, Linie Rayl of Sulphur Springs; four sisters, Pat Griner and husband Joe, and Cordie Rogers, of Sulphur Springs, Nell Wyly and Mildred Parkinson, both of Tira; grandchildren, Leland Shirley and wife Christy, Natalie Pady, Ronnie Pady, Tiffany Miskell, Brittany Kolbe, Samuel Kolbe, chelsa Watley, Danielle Watley, Michelle Ray, and Brianna Ray; a sister-in-lway, Gloria Lyons and husband Anthony; brothers-in-law, Philip Doyle and wife Paula, and Bobby Harkeness; and a daughter-in-law, Debbie Ray.

He was preceded in death by a son, Michael Wayne Ray; his father, John O. Ray; a sister, Eda Mae Ray; and two brothers-in-law, Alton Wyly and Leroy Rogers.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral H0me.

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Mickey Ballard

Funeral services for Mickey Ballard, age 70, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 5, 2009, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. B.J. Teer will officiate.

Interment will follow in Restlawn Memorial Park with Brian Friddle, Tyler Ballard, Gary Wyatt, Jerry Ball, Harold Ball, and Brian Ballard serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, July 4, 2009, at the funeral home.

Mr. Ballard passed away on Thursday afternoon, July 2, 2009, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born in Dallas, on October 27, 1938, the son of Finis V. Ballard and Jo Dean Whitehurst Ballard. He married Barbara Ann Wyatt, in Sulphur Springs, on April 17, 1959. She survives.

Mr. Ballard was a material manager from A.P. Green Company. He wasof the Baptist faith and a member of the National Guard.

Other survivors include: two daughters, Dianna Friddle of Poteau, Oklahoma, and Laura Ballard of Sulphur Springs; three borthers, Bobby L. Ballard and Douglas Ballard of Sulphur Springs, and Larry Jay Ballard, of Como; three sisters, Betty Boyd, Glenna Ball, and Jean McPherson, all of Sulphur Springs; three grandchildren, Brian Friddle, Leslie Friddle, and Tyler Ball; and two great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Friddle and Isabella Friddle.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Jo Katherine Matthews.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association and/or the American Heart Association.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Eddie Cain

Graveside Funeral services for James Edward "Eddie" Cain, age 53, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday., July 3, 2009 at Oak Lawn Cemetery, Cooper, Texas with Bro. Malcolm King officiating.

Mr. Cain passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2009, at his residence in Sulphur Springs.

No formal vistiation will be held.

James Edward "Eddie" Cain was born in Cooper, Texas, October 29, 1955, the son of Nowlin Watson Cain and Grace Killebrew Cain. Mr. Cain was employed by Owens Country Sausage in Sulphur Springs. He was of the Church of Christ faith.

Surviving family includes his mother, Grace Cain Blevins and husband Homer of Sulphur Springs, sister LaRue Lawson and husband Alvin of Cooper, brothers, Michael Cain and wife Sandy of Emory, Hank Cain and wife Darla of Sulphur Springs, nephews, Shannon Cain and wife Nikki, nieces, Amanda Lawson, Chelsea English, DeAnn Griffin and husband Mike and Karla Jones, great nephews, Heath Cain, Steven Griffin, great nieces Lydia Cain, Kristina Griffin, Megan and Haley Jones and Emily.

Mr. Cain was preceded in death by his father, one niece and one nephew.

Arrangements are under the direction Tapp Funeral Home.

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Terrie Jo Paris

Funeral services for Terrie Jo Paris, age 26, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday July 8, 2009 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Wayne Wolfe officiating. Interment will follow in Smyrna Cemetery in Emory with Charles Paris, Elmer Miller, Chris Holt, Kyle Smith, Donald "Duck" Dailey and Russell Paris serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Paris passed away June 30, 2009. She was born on March 12, 1983 in Mansfield, Texas, the daughter of Jack McPherson and Rose Yvonne Sherrin. She was a loving daughter, wife and mother and will be missed by everyone who knew her.

Survivors include her husband Dustin Paris; and sons, Tristin Wayne Paris, Dustin Jack Allen Paris, Seth Alton Paris and Jase Michael Paris.

She was preceded in death by her mother; and sisters, Keisha Nicole McPherson and Justine Stephanie McPherson.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Rose Yvonne Sherrin

Funeral services for Rose Yvonne Sherrin, of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Monday July 6, 2009 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Henderson officiating. Interment will follow in Smyrna Cemetery with Donald "Duck" Dailey, Cody Henderson, Wesley Henderson, Curtis Hofineister, Justin Worley and "Rocky" Allen Brock serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, July 5, 2009 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Rose Sherrin passed away, June 30, 2009. Rose was born on October 3, 1964 in Ft. Worth, Texas. She was a caregiver and a CNA.

Survivors include brothers Lodes Sherrin, Dale Sherrin of Sulphur Springs, Donald "Duck" Dailey of Quitman, half brother, Raymond Parker of Mineola, step-brother, Wiliam Joe Dollar, sisters Debra Williams of Ft. Worth, Letta Humphreys of Bullard, Terrie Dollar of Mineola, Pat Pierce of Arlington, two step-sisters, Becky Butcher and Vickie Anderson, 4 grandchildren, 23 great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, W. I. "Bill" Dollar and Letta Dollar.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Keisha McPherson

Funeral services for Keisha McPherson, age 20, of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 6, 2009 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Henderson officiating. Interment will follow in Smyrna Cemetery with Cody Henderson, Wesley Henderson, Curtis Hofineister, Donald "Duck" Dailey, Justin Worley and" Rocky" Allen Brock serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, July 5, 2009 at West Oaks Funeral Home chapel.

Keisha McPherson passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

Keisha was born on September 20, 1988 in Kennedale, Texas, the daughter of Jack McPherson and Rose Yvonne Sherrin. Keisha was a graduate of Sulphur Springs High School, Class 0f 2009.

She is survivied by one half brother, Joshua Aaron Turner.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Terrie Jo Paris and Justine Stephanie McPherson.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Robert Alan McLarry

 

Funeral services for Robert Alan McLarry, age 55, of Yantis, are scheduled for 3:00 p.m., Friday, June 3, 2009, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Charles Moore, Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, will officiate. Music will be directed by Kevin Woolley.

Burial will follow services in the Weaver Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Darran Burgess, Ricky Hill, Adam Kenney, Kim Kenney, Daniel Kenney, Jacob Burgess, Mike Kenney, and James Cross. Honorary pallbearers serving will be James Bagwell, Joe A. Williamson, and Bob Putman.

There will be no formal visitation.

Mr. McLary passed away on June 26, 2009, in East Texas Medical Center, in Tyler. He was born on June 3, 1954, in Billings, Montana, the son of Bill and Anna Lou McLarry.

Mr. McLarry was a graduate of Stephen F. Austin University. He had been employed in general sales, teaching, and automotive repair. He was past president of the Lions Club of Yantis.

Survivors include: a daughter, Leta Janai McLarry of Ferris, Texas; his father, Bill M. McLarry of Plano; a sister, Carol Bailey and husband, Kerry Bailey, of Carrollton; and two nephews, Steven Charles Bailey and family of Plano, and Jon Alan Bailey and family of Carrollton.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Anna Lou McLarry.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to the Weaver Cemetery Association at 522 CR-3532, Satlitllo, Texas 75478-3202, or the Lions Club of Yantis, Yantis, TX 75497, or the charity of your choice.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Christine Garrett

Funeral services for Christine Garrett, age 83, of Brashear will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at West Oaks Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Robert Burns officiating. Interment will follow in the Greenview Cemetery with Randy Garrett, Rudy Garrett, Gary Williams, Ricky Ted Williams, charles Hope Garrett, Harold Don Garrett, Tommy Potts and Aubry Potts serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., tuesday, June 30, 2009 at West Oaks funeral Home Chapel.

Mrs. Garrett passed away Monday, June 29, 2009 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born on September 5, 1925 in the Greenview Community the daughter of Jesse Earl and Alice Potts Freeman. She married Reese Garrett. He preceded her in death. Mrs. Garrett was a homemaker and a member of South Liberty Baptist Church.

Survivors include: son, Dannie Garrett and wife Judy of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Dewayne Garrett and wife Georgia of Zachary, LA, Tammie Winstead and husband David Paul of Sulphur Springs, great-grandchildren, Reese, Tosha, and Jason ?Garrett of Zachary, LA, David Wayne Winstead of Sulphur Springs. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Fay Smith

Funeral services for Fay Smith, age 86, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel, at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 1, 2009, with Keith Kilmer officiating. Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park, with Robert Sires, James Ray Smith, Jarred Smith, Anthony Smith, Tommy Kirkham, Frankie Wood, William Wood and Bobby Luther serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 30, 2009, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mrs. Smith passed away on Monday morning, June 29, 2009, at her residence, following a long battle with cancer. She was born in Sulphur Springs, on September 7, 1922, the daughter of Frank W. Wood and Mary Lee (Darlin) Wood. She married Odie Smith in Sulphur Springs, on September 6, 1941. He preceded her death in 2004. Mrs. Smith was a retired beautician and farmer. She was a member of League Street Church of Christ.

Survivors include: son, Dr. Tony Gene Smith of Sulphur Springs; sister, Betty Pearson of Foster, Oklahoma; granddaughters, Jennifer Hawkins of Lindale, Jeana Penny of Sulphur Springs, and Shyanne Smith; grandson, Tanner Smith, both of Henderson and great-grandchildren, Hanna Hawkins, Gracie Hawkins, Trinity Hawkins, Bryce McQueen and Emmy Penny. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Lela Mae Tennison, Mary Louise Johnson and Mandy Lou Sires and brother D. W. Wood.

Arrangements are under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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JohnParsons

John David Parson, age 60, of Tira, passed away on Monday morning, June 29, 2009, at his residence. He was born in Euclid, Ohioa, on May 24, 1949, the son of Henry David Parsons and Joyce Nadine Barnes Parsons. He married Linda Jean Shaffer, in Las Vegas, Nevada, on September 27, 2004. She survives.

Mr. Parsons was an aerospace engineer.

Cremation arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Timothy Hollins

Funeral services for Timothy Eugene Hollins, age 50, of Hopkins County, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 3, 2009, at Mitchell Chapel Church of God in Christ.

Interment will follow services in the Sulphur Springs City Cemetery, with Brandlon Adams, DeRaymus Adams, Alva Adams, Jr., Brad Willis, Allen Hollis, Marcus Passmore, Ayana Pryor, and Ivan Wright serving as pallbearers.

There will be no formal visitation.

Mr. Hollins passed away on Sunday morning, June 28, 2009, at the Hospice Homeplace of Tyler. He was born in Pittsburg, Texas, on January 17, 1959, the son of Allen Hollins and LouElla Anderson Hollins.

Mr. Hollins was a heavy equipment operator and a hay farmer. He was a member of Faith Temple Church of God in Christ, of Newsome, Texas.

Survivvors include: his parents, Allen and LouElla Hollins; sisters, Cynthia Hollins and Glenda Hollins, both of Sulphur Springs, and Linda Hollins of San Antonio; a brother, Charles Hollins of Sulphur Springs; a daughter, Jayla B. Johnson, of Sulphur springs; and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Vicky Hollins.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.