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Audrey Fay Jacks

Funeral services for Audrey Fay Jacks, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with Tapp Funeral Home.

Ms. Jacks passed away on Sunday, December 28, 2008, at her residence.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Lola Hughes

Funeral services for Mrs. Lola J. Hughes, age 84, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 29, 2008, at Tapp Funral Home Chapel. Rev. Michael Coker will officiate.

Burial will follow services in the Yantis Cemetery, with Charlie Ross, Jessie Sewell, Junior Holland, Larry Holland, Bobby Ogle, and Scott Ogle serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday evening, December 28, 2008, at Tapp Funeral Home.

 

Mrs. Hughes passed away on Friday, December 26, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born in Yantis, on October 29, 1924, the daughter of Bud and Odessa Coker. She married C.W. Hughes in 1962. He preceded her in death.

Mrs. Hughes was retired from Super Handy Convenience Stores, having been employed there for more than 31 years. She was a member of County Line Baptist Church, in Yantis.

Survivors include: two daughters, Ava Wilson, of Sulphur Springs, and Jackie Johnson of Bonham; five grandsons, Clint and Roy Wilson and Charlie Ross of Kemp, Texas, Brad Gregory of Dallas, and Jessie Sewell of Sulphur Springs; two granddaughters, Jamie Gore of Campbell and Cindy Gregory of Kemp; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson; one great-great granddaughter; one sister, Madaline Wilson of Yantis; and two brothers, Merrell Coker of Sulphur Springs, and Joe Coker of Killeen.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Brenda Braden; three brothers, Reed Coker, L.D. Coker, and L.J. Coker; and two nephews

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Robin Groves Gill

Funeral services for Robin Grobes Gill, age 46, of Pickton, are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Ms. Gill passed away on Thursday, December 25, 2008, at her residence.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Peter Wiesner

Funeral services for Peter Richard Wiesner, age 45, of Atlanta, Texas, formerly of Hopkins County, passed away Wednesday evening, December 24 2008, at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. He was born in Neubrueke, Germany, on August 19, 1963, the son of Garard and Elfriede Stadler Wiesner. Mr. Wiesner was a radio personality.

Survivors include: daughter, Christine Wiesner; two sons, Ryan Wiesner and Tyler Wiesner; his parents; sister, Angie Bishop and aunt, Elizabeth Jaynes.

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

 

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Mervie Bassham

Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Mervie Bassham, age 94, of Sulphur Bluff, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 38, 2008, at Sulphur Bluff Cemetery. Dr. Cecil McLeod and Rev. Charles Moore will officiate.

There will be no formal visitation

Mrs. Bassham passed away on Friday, December 26, 2008, at her residence. She was born on November 25, 1914, the daughter of Dee and Zera Hedrick Locke. She married Jodie Bassham, on November 24, 1934, in Sulphur Bluff. He preceded her in death in 2005.

Mrs. Bassham was a retired seamstress with H.D. Lee Company and Ike Clark Factory. She was a member of Sulphur Bluff United Methodist Church.

Survivors include: one daughter-in-law, Maxine Bassham Dodd, of Como.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Benny Dan Bassham and Michael Ray Bassham; two infant children; and two sisters, Lenna Mae Williams and Evelyn Stevenson.

Memorials may be made to the Sulphur Bluff Methodist Church or Cypress Basin Hospice.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Arlis Lorene Adams

Memorial services for Arlis Lorene Adams, age 70, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 26, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

No formal visitation is planned.

Mrs. Adams passed away on Monday, December 22, 2008, at Carriage House Manor Nursing Home.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Lawrence Pickett Swanson

Graveside services for Lawrence Pickett Swanson, age 83, of Pickton, were held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 22, 2008, at Harmony Cemetery. Rev. Neal Cockrun officiated.

Serving as pallbearers were: David Swanson, Mike Swanson, Lanoy Swanson, Robert Thompson, Mark Swanson, and David Len Swanson.

Mr. Swanson passed away on Saturday, December 20, 2008, in Sulphur Springs. He was born on April 9, 1925, in Delta County, the son of Homer Lawrence and Irene Cotha Stricklin Swanson. They preceded him in death.

He married Jessie Lee Swanson, on November 15, 1947. She survives. Mr. Swanson served in the U.S. Army, during WWII. He was a retired dairy farmer in Hopkins County and a member of the Winterfield Baptist Church.

Other survivors include: three sons, Lanoy Swanson of Sulphur Springs, and David Swanson and Mike Swanson of Pickton; one brother, Leon Swanson, of Pittsburg; one sister, Martha Abbott of Taylor Town, TX; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Gary Lee Swanson; and one brother, Marvin Swanson.

Arrangements are with Beaty Funeral Home.

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Raymond Davidson

Funeral services for Raymond Davidson, age 79, of Seagoville, formerly of Cumby, will be held at First Baptist Church of Seagoville,

at 12:00 p.m. (Noon), Wednesday, December 24, 2008, with Rev. A. M. Erwin officiating. Graveside serivices will be held at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 24, 2008, at Cooper Creek in Denton, with Martin Gerlets, William Wilson, Chris Calhoun, Aaron Goodwin, John Goodwin, Brandon Davidson and Bruce Goodwin serving as pallbearers. Gary Tidwell will serve as honorary pallbearer. There will be no formal visitation.

Raymond Davidson passed away Monday morning, December 22, 2008, at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. He was born in Aubrey, on May 11, 1929, the son of Otis and Lula Maude Green Davidson. He married Patsy Jean Paris in Dallas, on December 10, 1986; she survives. Mr. Davidson was retired from Ford Motor Company. He was a member of First Baptis Church of Seagoville and the Lions' Club in Seagoville.

Other survivors include: three sons, Charles Virgil Davidson, Don Goodwin, both of Seagoville, Mike Goodwin of Copperas Cove; daughter, Lena Curtis of Balch Springs; two sisters, Juanita Erwin of Weatherford and Wanda Monk of Denton; ten grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters and two children.

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

 

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Faye E. Stracener

Funeral services for Faye E. Stracener, age 72, of Brashear, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 24, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Jimmy Don Goldsmith will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Greenview Cemetery, with Ryan Stracener, Willie Bob Stracener, Lee Roy Stracener, Beau Alcorn, Tanner Alcorn, and Mike Stanton, serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Morris, Tommy Potts, Colby Hoover, and Jim Cimarolli.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 23, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Stracener passed away Sunday evening, December 21, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born on June 2, 1936, in the Greenview Community, the daughter of Maurice and Haola Potts McElvy. She married Leeman R. Stracener, in the South Liberty Community, on February 21, 1953. He survives.

Mrs. Stracener was a claims manager for Galyean Insurance Agency and a member of Miller Grove Baptist Church.

Other survivors include: four sons, Rickey Lee Stracener, Randy Ray Stracener, Russell Lynn Stracener, all of Brashear, and Dustin Maurice Stracener, of Winnsboro; two sisters, Rosemary Morris, of Brashear, and Janie Middleton of Lake Fork; grandchildren, Ryan Stracener, Willie Bob Stracener, Lee Roy Stracener, Dakota Stracener, Zack Stracener, Rhiannon Stracener, Sam Stracener, and Angie Stanton; and great-grandchildren, Addison Stanton, McKinlee Stanton, and Shaylee Stracener.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Nettie Mae Clayton

Funeral services for Mrs. Nettie Mae Clayton, age 81, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 23, 2008, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Rev. Willis E. Taylor will officiate.

Interment will follow services inthe Pleasant Hill Cemetery, with Louis Wooten, George Wooten, W.C. Pryor, Hubert Pryor, Ray Dell Pryor, Henry Lee Wooten, Jr., Larry Pryor, Rufus Williams, and Rev. Darrell Pryor serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Clayton, Sidney Clatyon, Eric Pope, Tyreo Harrison, Joey Harrison, Lamarcus Stephens, Brandon Clayton, Michael Clayton, Rodney Dunlap, Justin Clayton, Chad Gasaway, Tony Thompson, Van Christopher Williams, and Dion Wade.

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. t0 8:00 p.m., Monday, December 22, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Clayton passed away on Friday afternoon, December 19, 2008, at Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab Center. She was born in the Pleasant Hill Community on October 24, 1927, the daughter of Claude Albert and Eliza Wynn Pryor. She married Lesley "Baby" Clayton, on December 25, 1946. He preceded her in death.

Survivors include: two daughters, Joy Harrison and Sonia Clayton, both of Sulphur Springs; three sons, Billy Don Clayton and Robert Joe Clayton, both of Sulphur Springs, and Lesley Clatyon, Jr., of Terrell; one sister, Euelar Wooten of Sulphur Springs; two brothers, Elivs Pryor of Sulphur Springs, and Rev. George W. Pryor of Dallas; 29 grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Alvin Ray Clatyon; seven brothers, Herman, Herbert, Ralph, Raymond, Rufus, Oran and Claudell Pryor; and one sister, Cloteil Jackson.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Pauline Barnes

Funeral services for Pauline Barnes, age 87, of Dallas and formerly of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Friday, December 19, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Shane Carrington will officiate.

Burial will follow services in the Cumby Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5:00 t0 7:00 p.m., Thursday, December 18, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Barnes passed away on Tuesday, December 16, 2008, in Doctors Hospital in Dallas. She was born on January 19, 1921, in Hopkins County. She married Perry Leroy Barnes, in Cooper, Texas. He preceded her in death.

Mrs. Barnes was a homemaker and of the Church of Christ faith.

Survivors include: one son, Rickey Lee Barnes and wife Barbara, of Dallas; and one sister, Doris Hatton, of Dallas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Morris Hatton.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Alanna Jisha

Memorial services for Alanna Jisha, age 14 months, are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Friday, December 19, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Joel Temeyer will officiate.

There will be no formal visitation.

Alanna passed away on Tuesday, December 16, 2008, in a Wood County automobile accident. She was born on October 8, 2007, in Greenville, Texas, the daughter of Kent and Ramy Moudy Jisha.

Survivors include: her parents; two brothers, Ridge and Hunter Jisha, all of Yantis; and grandparents, Fred Jisha of Sulphur Springs, and Larry and Judy Moudy of Mountain Springs, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Alice Jisha.

A memorial fund for Alanna has been set up at City National Bank.

West Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Alma Odessa Waggoner

Graveside funeral services for Alma Odessa Waggoner, age 87, of Sulphur Springs, will be held on Wednesday, December 17, 2008, at 4:00 p.m., in the Gafford Chapel Cemetery.

No formal visitation is planned.

Mrs. Waggoner passed away on Saturday, December 13, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born on January 23, 1921, in the Gafford Chapel Community, the daughter of Tommy Wilburn and Louella Lockaby Wilburn. She married R.D. Waggoner, on October 19, 1940. He preceded her in death.

Mrs. Waggoner was a homemaker.

Survivors include: a daughter, Wanda Pridgen and husband Lynn; two sons, Bobby Waggoner and wife Ramona, and Billy Waggoner and wife Eve; six grandchildren, Angie Riley, Michael Waggoner, Thomas Pridgen, Dianne Pridgen, Ryan Waggoner, and Chris Waggoner; two great-grandchildren, Jared Riley and Bailey Waggoner; and one sister, Dixie Williams.

She was preceded in death by her parents; six sisters; and two brothers.

Lynch Funeral Home in Greenville is in charge of arrangements.

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Linda Henning

 

Memorial services for Linda Henning, age 59, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 3:30 p.m., Sunday, December 21, 2008, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, December 15, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mrs. Henning passed away Friday night, December 12, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born on July 3, 1948, in Sulphur Springs, the daughter of John Riley and Earlene Tully Rhodes. She married Thomas Eugene Henning, in Sulphur Springs, on January 20, 2001. He survives.

Mrs. Henning was a retired Postmaster and member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Other survivors include: three daughters, Katherine Burns, of Powderly, Mikki Flanigan of Sulphur Springs, and Lauren Henning of Phoenix, AZ; three sons, John Plemons of Pattonville, Brent Plemons of Winnsboro, and Andrew Henning of Lewisville; her parents, John and Earlene Rhodes of Sulphur Springs; a grandmother, Lorraine Hamilton, of Sulphur Springs; one sister, Barbara Smith of Henderson; one brother, John Rhodes, Jr., of Sulphur Springs; and fourteen grandchildren, Keaton Flanigan, Kortney Flanigan, Kameron Flanigan, Nicholas Burns, Jordan Burns, Braelyn Burns, Justin Wilson, Garret Plemons, Tyler Plemons, Lori Plemons, Lance Plemons, Rachel Plemons, Georgianna Plemons, and Wyatt Plemons.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Gerald Wayne Simpson

Funeral services for Gerald Wayne Simpson, age 65, of Arlington, formerly of Hopkins County,  are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Friday, December12, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home. Rev. Mark Gamber will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Yantis Cemetery, with Jerry Wayne Simpson, A.G. Roper, Charles Ball, Harold Ball, Ned Ball, Johnny Stephens, Tom Brown, and Tony Moore serving as pallbearers. Billy Wayne Wilkes will serve as an honorary pallbearer.

Visitation will be from 1:00 t0 2:00 p.m., prior to services.

Mr. Simpson passed away on Tuesday, December 9, 2008, at Kindred Hospital, in Ft. Worth. He was born in Sulphur springs, on December 8, 1943. He married Joan Morgan, in Oklahoma, in 1992. She survives.

Mr. Simpson was a member of the Assembly of God Church and served in the National Guard.

Other survivors include: a daughter, Christy Taylor of Arlington; a son, Jason Simpson of Denver, Colorado; a sister, Shirley Simpson of Aledo; a brother, Jerry Don Simpson, of Sulphur Springs; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Arrangements are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Joe L. Wright

Funeral services for Joe L. Wright, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with Tapp Funeral Home.

Mr. Wright passed away on Saturday, December 6, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Addie Juanita Harris Thorne

Memorial funeral services for Addie Juanita Harris Thorne, age 52, of Mabank and formerly of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Monday, December 8, 2008, at Cherry Grove Baptist Church. Rev. Rudy Ellis will officiate.

No formal visitation or wake will be held.

Miss Harris passed away on Wednesday, December 3, 2008, at her residence in Mabank. She was born on Decemer 18, 1955, in Sulphur Springs, the daughter of Allie Harris and Addie Louise Bell Harris.

Miss Harris was a caregiver for many years. She was a member of the Cherry Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include: a brother, Norvis Harris and wife Ivey; sisters, Olivia Conley and husband Marion, Lavern Hall and husband George, Arlie Mae Lee and husband Rufus, and Dorothy Harris Goodson and husband Larry; nieces and nephews, Melissa Conley, John Conley, Mattew Conley, Stephanie Conley, Mario Conley, Leasure Conley, Patrick Goodson, Vera Conley, Kendra Thompson, Byron Harris, Myron Harris, Charlos Thompson, Christy Conley, and Ashley Goodson; and her best friend, Reva Wright.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, Hubert Harris.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Erwin M. Haygood

Funreal services for Erwin M. Haygood, age 87, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 7, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Kenneth Rhodes and Rev. Jerry Wiese will officiate.

A military graveside service will follow, under the direction of the Hopkins County Military Coalition, at Reilly Springs Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Charles Haygood, Paul Haygood, Randy Haygood, Eric Haygood, Jonas Haygood, and James Haygood. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Don O'Neal, Grady Tubb, and Doyle Starrett.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Saturday, December 6, 2008, at the funeral home

Mr. Haygood passed away Thursday, December 4, 2008 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born in Bristol, Texas, on April 13, 1921, the son of William A. and Lillian Sewell Haygood. He married Billie Florence Douglass, in Dallas, on January 7, 1944. She survives.

Mr. Haygood was a retired salesman for Trinity Distribution and a member of Central Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Marines during WWII.

Other survivivors include: three sons, Charles Haygood and wife Ruth Ann, of Garland, Paul Haygood and wife Faith, of Crandle, and Randy Haygood of Sulphur Springs; a brother, Clyde Haygood and wife Evelyn, of Sulphur Springs; a sister, Billie Jean Good of Frisco; grandchildren, Hannah Haygood, Hayley Haygood, Chris Haygood, Shawn Haygood, Eric Haygood, Paula Parks, Jonas Haygood, Ashley Haygood, James Haygood, and Lindsey Haygood; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Shelby Haygood and George Haygood; and a sister, Eunice Anderson.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Thurman L. Fox

Funeral services for Thurman L. Fox, age 83, of Sulphur Springs,  are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 8, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will follow services at Restlawn Memorial Park.

Visitation will be from noon until 2:00 p.m., prior to services.

Mr. Fox passed away Friday, December 5, 2008 at Sunny Springs Nursing Home in Sulphur Springs. He was born in Ranger, on October 25, 1925, the son of Wesley Plymouth and Ruby Collins Fox.

Mr. Fox was a plant operator for Chevron. He was a member of the Methodist Church, the American Legion, VFW, and Sulphur Springs Country Club. He served in the U.S. Army, during WW II. He was an MIA for three or four months, before they notified that he was captured on December 19, 1944, during the Battle of the Bulge. He was held prisoner in a German camp for the remainder of the war. He was golf champion at the Sulphur Springs Country Club, in 1974. He played fast pitch softball, as a pitcher for the Wichita Fallas Holts, who were the Texas State Champions in 1956.

Survivors include: a daughter, Nancy Kirkpatrick and husband Bob of Yantis; a son, Michey Fox of Mt. Vernon; a special friend, Stella Snider; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Carolyn McBroom; one brother; one sister; and one granddaughter.

Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army and/or the Scottish Rite Hospital.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Bertie M. Young

Funeral services for Bertie Marie Young, age 85, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 6, 2008 at West Oaks Funeral Home with Rev. Shannon Hassel officiating.

Burial will be in Sulphur Springs City Cemetery with Don Youngblood, James Ratliff, Duane Gibbs, David Fowler, Gary Bishop, Bobby Joe Asbill, Dana Thorp, Rick Ellison and James McMahan serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the grandchildren and the great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, December 5, 2008 at West Oaks Funeral.

Mrs. Young passed away Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Young was born on October 25, 1925 in Rains County the daughter of Jacob and Bertie Asbill Freiberger. She married J.W. Young on December 22, 1945 in Rockwall, Texas. He preceded her in death.

Mrs. Young and her husband owned and operated Rains County Livestock Commission Company for 40 years. Mrs. Young is a member of the First Baptist Church of Yantis, Texas.

Survivors include two daughters, Kay Fowler and Sandra Irvin and husband Ronnie all of Sulphur Springs, one brother, Delwin Freiberger of Roswell, NM, three sisters, Wilma Eiber of Phoenix, Az, Barbara Rainer and Tommie Jones of Shreveport, LA; grandchildren, Kristin Monk, Jennifer Graham, Ashley Weaver, Kim Moore, Tammy Powdrill, Deuce Young, Audra Smith: great-grandchildren, Carter, Kate, and Claire Monk, Cecelia Weaver, Chesley McGlamery, Kasey, Kaden and Carston Moore, Haley, Logan, and Kelsey Pogue, Fletcher and Sophie Young, Blaine and Bryce Smith: and one special niece Bettie Sue Youngblood.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, William "Bubba" Young, brothers, Herschel Robinson and Winfred Freiberger.

Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Buford Pritchett

Funeral services for Buford Pritchett, of Edgewood, Texas are pending with Tapp Funeral Home.

Mr Pritchett passed away Tuesday, December 2, 2008, at Greenville, Texas.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

                                                                                                   

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Timothy Miles Poole


Funeral services for Timothy Miles Poole, age 61, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Poole passed away on Tuesday morning, December 2, 2oo8, at his residence.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Durwood Irby

A graveside service for Durwood Irby, age 69, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at Black Oak Cemetery, at 2:00 p.m., Thursday,

December 4, 2008, with Brother David Taylor officiating. Serving  as pallbearers will be Jerry Irby, Jimmy Oxford, Tanner Oxford, Randy Irby, Justin Harrell and Tyler Harrell. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 3, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Durwood Irby passed away Tuesday afternoon, December 2, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born in Pickton, on April 2, 1939, the son of Travis Carmen and Lydia Naoma Wilson Irby. He married Yvonne Messer in Dallas, on March 15, 1974; she survives. Mr. Irby was a retired office manager for Ross Refrieration and a member of the Baptist faith.

Other survivors include: his father, three daughters, Denise Aday of Plano, Sherri McKnight of Rowlett and Brandi Oxford of Winnsboro;  two grandsons, Dylan Terrell of Japan and Tanner Oxford of Winnsboro; four granddaughters, Kayse Click of Rowlett, Kristen Terrell of Plano, Magan Oxford of Winnsboro and Madison McKnight of Plano; a great-grandson, Evan Bryce Terrell of Japan; a brother, Jerry Irby of Pickton, and a sister, JoAnn Romine of Winnsboro. He was preceded in death by his mother.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation.

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

 

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Claude Bradford

A memorial sevice for Claude Thomas Bradford, age 61, of Emory, will be held at Murray-Orwosky funeral Home Chapel, at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 6, 2008. there will be no formal visitation.

Claude Thomas Bradford passed away Monday afternoon, December 1, 2008, at Sulphur Springs Health & Rehab. He was born in Delta County, on November 13, 1946, the son of Oren and Norena Hill Bradford. Mr. Bradford was a truck driver. He was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include; son, Robert Bradford of Fort Worth; daughter, Christal Bradford of Arapahoe, Nebraska; brother Dick Bradford of Mt. Vernon; sister, Evelyn Little of Benbrook and three grandchildren, DezRay Latham, DeHanna Latham and Toby Bradford. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Panyt McAdams.

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

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Dorene Willis

Graveside funeral services for Dorene Willis, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 5, 2008, at Mel Haven Cemetery. Rev. Valanderous Bell will officiate.

No formal visitation is planned.

Miss Willis passed away on Monday, December 1, 2008, at Sunny Springs Nursing Home. She was born on November 28, 1922, in Cass County, Texas, the daughter of Earnet Willis and Rosie Lee Mickens.

Miss Willis was a homemaker and member of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include,: two sister, Mrs. Sammie Wright and Mattie Lee Graham, both of Sulphur Springs.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Clarice Smart

Graveside funeral services for Clarice Smart, age 90, 0f Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Friday, December 5, 2008, at Restlawn Memorial Park.

Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. t0 12:00 noon, prior to services, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mrs. Smart passed away on Sunday, November 30, 2008, at Doctors Hospital in Dallas. She was born in Monticello, Arkansas, on February 7, 1918, the daughter of Eugene A. and Leona E. Freeman Fish. She married John Daniel Smart, in Gallup, New Mexico, on December 22, 1938. He preceded her in death in 1991.

Mrs. Smart was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include: a daughter, Janice Smart, of Dallas; two sons, Freeman Smart of Scotts Valley, California, and John David Smart, of Albertsville, Alabama; grandchildren, Christine Phillips and Rachel Smart; and great-grandchildren, John Phillips and Elizabeth.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Freeman Fish.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Howard Weatherall

Funeral Services for Howard Weatherall, age 57, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, December 4, 2008 at Morning Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Harold B. Nash officiating. Burial will follow in Mel Haven Cemetery with Billy W. Edwards, Vincent Simms, Carey Horton, Dennis Nash, Lester G. Henley and Lawrence Askew serving as pallbearers.

Howard Weatherall was born in Hopkins County, December 5, 1950, the son of J.C. Weatherall, Sr. and Dorothy Walker Weatherall. He married Bertha Jean Hines in Commerce, Texas, in 1968. Mrs. Weatherall preceded him in death on November 26, 2005.

Mr. Weatherall was employed for many years with Price Motor Company working as a car detailer. He was a member of Morning Chapel Baptist Church.

Mr. Weatherall passed away on November 29, 2008 in Sulphur Springs at the age of 57.

Surviving family includes in sons; Howard Weatherall, Jr., Quintis Weatherall, both of Commerce, Texas, Toby Simms and wife Victoria of Dallas, Texas,  daughters; Tralandra Weatherall, Dematrice Weatherall, and Sharnice Green all of Sulphur Springs. Brothers, Robert Weatherall of Sulphur Springs, sisters: Patricia Kelly and Iva Jo Croak and husband George, both of Sulphur Springs and Jo Ann Clark and husband Jimmy, of Dallas, Texas also survive along with 16 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

Mr. Weatherall was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Jerry Jerome Weatherall and one brother J.C. Weatherall, Jr.

No formal visitiation will be held.

Tapp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Florence Cotney

Funeral services for Florence Cotney, age 88, of Yantis, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 1, 2008, in Yantis Baptist Church. Rev. Shannon Hassell will officiate.

Burial will follow services in the Yantis Cemetery, with friends from church serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Sunday evening, November 30, 2008, at Tapp Funeral Home.

Mrs. Cotney passed away on Friday evening, November 28, 2008, in a Tyler Nursing Home. She was born on July 10, 1920, in Yantis, the daughter of William Isaac Burchfield and Mary Cade Burchfield. She married Zanue G. Cotney, in Yantis. He preceded her in death.

Mrs. Cotney was a housewife and employed for many years at the Federated Store, in Sulphur Springs. She also worked for H.D. Lee, Munves, and Winnsboro Manufacturing.

Survivors include: family members, Lynn Burchfield and wife Missy, Jerry Burchfield and wife Jaquita, and Rickey Burchfield and wife Lisa, all of Yantis; Junell Ross of Cumby; Russell Foster and wife Caroline of Bastrop, Texas; Gwen Higgins and husband Roy of Quitman; Florita Wells and husband Leroy of Grand Saline; Winfred Wilson and wife Madelyn of Yantis; Juanita McPherson of Sulphur Springs; Lajuana Gray of Dallas: Beau Burchfield of Sherman; and Kathleen Taylor of Yantis.

Mrs. Cotney was preceded in death by her parents.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Gaylord W. Martin

Funeral services for Gaylord W. Martin, age 82, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for Saturday, November 29, 2008, at Lake Highlands Baptist Church. Dr. Mike Harmon will officiate.

Burial will follow services in the Sulphur Springs City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, November 28, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Martin passed away on Tuesday, November 25, 2008, at Carriage House Manor Nursing Home.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Phyllis Burkham

Funeral services for Phyllis Burkham, age 70, of Sulphur Springs are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 30, 2008, at Trinity Harvest Church.

Burial will follow services in the Conner Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., on Saturday, November 29, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Burkham passed away Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at East Texas Medical Center of Tyler.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Don Frank Henderson

Funeral services for Don Frank Henderson, age 72, of Dike, will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 29, 2008 at Sulphur Bluff Baptist Church with Dr. Cecil McCloud officiating. Burial will be in Sulphur Bluff Cemetery with Tyler Henderson, Trey Henderson, Zach Henderson, Richard Fielden, Fred Fielden and Mark Phillips serving as pallbearers. Honarary pallbearers will be Kenneth Goggans, Charles Johnson, Max "Poss" Baxter, Wickie Neal, Leon Nix and the Sulphur Springs Class of 1954.

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, November 28, 2008 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Henderson passed away Tuesday, November 25, 2008 in Franklin County. Mr. Henderson was born on June 20,1936 in Sulphur Springs the son of Sidney T. and Ruby Kate Argenbright Henderson. He married Mary Alice Fielden on June 2,1957 in Sulphur Bluff. She preceded him in death on February 23, 1987. Mr. Henderson was an insurance agent for Western Casualty. He served in the United States Army and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include two sons, Bill Henderson of Sulphur Bluff and Scott Henderson of Sulphur Springs, two daughters, Allison Phillips and husband Mark of Sulphur Bluff and Alicia Henderson of Scroggins, one sister, Ruth Ann Owens of Gilmer, four grandchildren, Zack Hendrson of Lindale, Tyler and Trey Henderson of Dike and Jack Phillips of Sulphur Springs, one great-grandchild Preston Henderson.

He was preceded in death by his parents. Memorials may be made to Sulphur Bluff Scholarship Foundation.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Hazel Taylor

Funeral services for Hazel Taylor, 81, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Friday, November 28, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. John Pangle and Bro. Paul Pogue will officiate.

Interment will follow services inthe Rockdale Cemetery, with grandsons serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 26, 2008, at the funeral home

Mrs. Taylor passed away at Carriage House Manor, Monday night, November 24, 2008. She was born in Polk County, Arkansas, on March 11, 1927, the duaghter of Gatus and Annie Williams Fox. She married Elwin Taylor, on August 16, 1944, in Hugo, Oklahoma. He preceded her in death in 1993.

Mrs. Taylor was homemaker and a member of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include: daughters, Goldie Rhodes, of Grand Prairie, Ann Smith, of Sulphur Springs, Dorothy Easley, of Sulphur Springs, Linda Campbell, of Birthright, Patricia Lopez, of Point, Wanda Godfrey, of Sulphur Springs, Sharon Normandeau, of Sulphur Springs, and Joyce Campbell of Sulphur Springs; sons, David Taylor of Sulphur Springs, Virgil Taylor of Como, Roy Taylor, of Sulphur Springs, and Floyd Taylor of Sulphur Springs; a brother, Harold Fox, of Hugo, Oklahoma; forty-two grandchildren; fifty-three great-grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Gene Taylor and James Taylor; one brother, George Fox; three sisters, Mandy Couch, Eula Johnson, and Faye Taylor; and one great-grandchild, Emily Petrea.

Arrangements are pending with Murray-Orwosdy Funeral Home.

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Barbara Jeaniene Shearer

Graveside services for Barbara Jeaniene Shearer, age 79, of Pickton will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 26, 2008 at Reilly Springs Cemetery with Bro. Tommy Shearer officiating. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Shearer passed away Sunday, November 23, 2008 at Carriage House Manor.

Mrs. Shearer was born on January 2, 1929 in Franklin County the daughter of Henry and Ina Bryant Vanginault. She married Joe Bruce Shearer in 1946 in Lubbock, Texas. He preceded her in death in 2002. Mrs. Shearer was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.  Survivors include one son, Joe Shearer of Pickton, one brother, Ronald Vanginault, three sisters, Wanda Alkire, LouAnne Khun and Kay Strong, three grandchildren, Tommy Shearer, Jay Shearer and Morgan Lynn Shearer, four great-grandchildren, Branson, Emeri, Landon and Sydney. Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Irene Turner

Private family funeral services for Irene Turner, age 83, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for Monday, December 1, 2008.

Mrs. Turner passed away Monday, November 24, 2008 at Sulphur Springs Health & Rehabilitation. She was born on September 19, 1925, in Bayard, Nebraska, the daughter of Adman and Rachel Meyers Schleiger. She married Elmer Turner, on August 5, 1946, in Smith Creek, Kansas. He preceded her in death in 1981.

Mrs. Turner was a switchboard operator and member of the Episcopalian faith. She was also a member of the Eastern Star and Jolly 30's Club.

Survivors include: two daughters, Cindy Silva of Sulphur Springs, and Shelia McCormick, of Redding, CA; a son, Howard Turner, of Pencia, CA; a sister, Betty Hager of Danville, CA; three brothers, Dewayne Schleiger of Carson City, NV, Wesley Schleiger of Wildomar, CA, and Jerry Schukei, of Lincoln, CA; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Cremation arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Truman Hrabal

Military graveside f uneral services for Truman Ivy Hrabal, age 88, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 26, 2008, at the Arbala Cemetery. Bro. Tommy Hall will officiate.

No formal visitation is planned.

Mr. Hrabal passed away on Monday morning, November 24, 2008, at Carriage House Manor Nursing Home. He was born on August 1, 1920, the son of Jim and Nannie Gant Hrabal, in Hillsboro, Texas. He married Mary Frances Holloway, on October 16, 1948, in Rockwall, TX. She survives.

Mr. Hrabal was a retired dairy farmer and of the Baptist faith. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.

Other survivors include: a daughter, Mary Hrabal Campbell; a son, Mike Hrabal, both of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Nicole and Jonah Massey, Dallas Campbell; Chasity Campbell, Michael, Jr. and Stacey Hrabal, Misti Magnuson, and Leslie Hrabal, all of Sulphur Springs; eight great-grandchildren; and a brother, Bud Hrabal of Terrell.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Lora Bell Hargrove; and a brother, Johnny Hrabal.

Memorials may be made to the Arbala Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 111, Sulphur Springs, TX 75483.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Christian Dianna Rene' Crayton

Funeral services for Christian Dianna Rene' Dowdy Crayton, age 23, formerly of Hopkins County, are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mrs. Crayton passed away on Thursday, November 20, 2008, in McComb, Mississippi.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Dr. Corvin Franklin Stine, Jr.

Graveside funeral services for Dr. Corvin Franklin Stine, Jr. age 81, of Sulphur Springs and formerly of Hot Springs Village, AR will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, November 22, 2008 at the Ethician Family Cemetery in San Jacinto County with Father Tom Edelen officiating. 

No formal visitation is scheduled.

 

Dr. Stine passed away at 1:20 AM Thursday, November 20, 2008 at his residence. 

He was born on January 9, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Corvin Franklin Sr. and Lillian Gannon Stine.  He married Lee Ann Zahringer Stine  in Evanston, Illinois on September 10, 1953 and she preceded him in death on October 12, 2004.

Dr. Stine was a graduate of St. Joseph College in Rensselaer, Indiana and received his Doctorate of Dentistry from Loyola of Chicago.  He practiced Dentistry for forty years.  He served with Merchant Marines during WW-II and then in the Army during the Korean War Conflict.   Dr. Stine was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus; lifetime member of the American Dental Association and the Serra Club.  He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hot Springs Village, AR and St. James Catholic Church in Sulphur Springs. 

Dr. Stine is survived by his four children Mary Jo Winfrey and David of Orange, TX; John Stine of Dallas, TX; Tracy Stine Irby of Sulphur Springs and Charles Francis Stine and Sylvia of Universal City, TX.  Five grandchildren; Molly Jean Winfrey of Orange, TX; Brian and Amanda Irby of Sulphur Springs; Zachary Wolfgang Stine and Samantha Marie Stine of Universal City, TX; step granddaughter; Stephanie and Jose Macias of Sulphur Springs and their four children Hannah Irby, Yesenia, Victoria and Alex Macias.  He is also survived by his sister Dorothy Gottschalk of Lake Forrest, Ill and a brother Jay Stine of North Carolina.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Roumelle Blue.

 

Under the direction of Mason and Mason Mortuary.

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William Singleton

Funeral services for William Singleton of Cumby, will be 1:00 p.m., Friday, November 21, 2008 at Cornerstone Baptist Church with Rev. Richard Deteau officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetary of Cumby with David Singleton, Mitchell Singleton, Kris Ratzlaff, Kevin Ratzlaff, Jeff Newton, Kent Ratzlaff, Billy Johnson and John Johnson serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be 6 till 8 p.m., Thursday, November 20, 2008 at the Cumby Funeral Home.

William Singleton passed away Monday morning, November 17, 2008, at Hart Hospital, in Plano. William was born in San Antonio, Tx. on March 10, 1941, the son of William Edward and Zola V. Dosier Singleton. He married Martha Ann Jones on May 4, 1957 in Dallas, Tx. She survives. He was a maintenance supervisor at TXI Ready Mix.

Other survivors included; son, David Earl Singleton of Corydon, In.; Daughter; Deborah Ann Ratzlaff of Wylie,; sister, Sharon Newton of Cumby; brothers, John Thomas Johnson of Cumby, and Billy Eugene Johnson of Rockwall; grandchildren, Lena Singleton, Kris Ratzlaff, Amanda Chandler, Kevin Ratzlaff, Mitchell Singleton,Elizabeth Singleton, and Tonya Singleton; great-grandchilren, Alysia Llebreas, Jonathan Chandler, and Allana Llabreas.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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Bryson Melton

Funeral services for Bryson Melton, age 7 1/2 months, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Saturday, November 22, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will follow services in Restlawn Memorial Park.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, November 21, 2008, at the funeral home.

 

Bryson passed away on Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at Medical City of Dallas. He was born on April 3, 2008, in Sulphur Springs, the son of Mikey Melton and Macie Murray.

Survivors include: his parents; grandparents Mike and Angie Booth, of Sulphur Springs, Randy and Dana Melton of Cumby, and Lynette Melton of Sulphur Springs; great-grandparents, Patsy Linker, Mack and Jean Bolton, and Bobby and Elizabeth Crook, all of Sulphur Springs, and Leda and Don bolton of Bonham; a great-great grandmother, Mae Davis of Dallas; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Johnny Nell Friddle

Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Johnny Nell Friddle, age 63, of Emory and formerly of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 1, 2008, at Yantis Cemetery. Jimmy Don Goldsmith will officiated.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 30, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mrs. Friddle passed away on Saturday, September 27, 2008, at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. She was born in Golddust, Tennessee, on April 5, 1945, the daughter of Robert "Dub" and Ruby Brown Underwood.

She was a retired beautician and was of the Christian faith.

Survivors include: two sons, Lynn Dale Robinson and Tommy Robinson, both of Sulphur Springs; two daugthers, Stacy Cooper and Hazel Patterson-Musolf, both of Merkel, Texas; four brothers, Floyd Underwood, Charles Underwood, Jesse Underwood, and Steve Underwood, all of Sulphur Springs; a sister, Darlene Robbins, of Sulphur Springs; and grandchildren, Heath Robinson, Steven Cooper, and Kathryn Cooper.

She was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Marcie Kerby

Funeral services for Marcie Kerby, age 49, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Saturday, September 27, 2008, at New Beginnings Fellowship Church. Pastor Bruce Taylor, Brother Paul Pogue, Pastor Kenneth Ishmael, Pastor Clyde Warner, Pastor Lee Sheldt, Brother Randall Shelton, and Pastor Mark Gambler will direct the service.

Interment will follow services in the  Reilly Springs Cemetery, with Randall Shelton, Cody Shelton, Travis Shelton, Eddie Kerby, Rick Avent, and Gordon Frashier serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Friday, September 26, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mrs. Kerby passed away on Tuesday afternoon, September 23, 2008, at her residence. She was born on August 4, 1959, in Greenville, Texas, the daughter of Lawrence Echols and Alleta Rose White Lumpkin. She married Jonathan Lynn Kerby, on March 31, 1978, in Sulphur Springs. He survives.

Mrs. Kerby  was a homemaker, a gifted musician, and a member of the First Assembly of God Church.

Other survivors include: three daughters, Jennifer Lindsey Kerby Riley, of San Antonio, Jaclyn Leigh Kerby and Laurel Megan Elizabeth Kerby, both of Sulphur Springs; a son Jonathan David Kerby, of Sulphur Springs; a sister, Karen Culbertson, of Cumby; a brother, Lawrence Robert Lumpkin, of Commerce; and grandchildren, Aiden and Isaac Riley of San Antonio.

She was preceded in death by her father, Lawrence Lumpkin; and one sister, Dawn Shelton.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Iva Nell Garner

Funeral services for Iva Nell Garner, age 62, of Brashear, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Thursday, September 25, 2008, at Brashear Baptist Church. Rev. David Burns will officiate.

Burial will follow services in the Brashear Cemetery with Clovis Boring, Gene George, Glen George, Jimmy Cameron, Randy Potter, and Ricky Lee serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 24, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Garner passed away on Monday morning, September 22, 2008, at her residence. She married the love of her life, William Leon Garner, on January 25, 1979, in Sulphur Springs. He survives.

Mrs. Garner was a member of Brashear Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and was an avid gardener, loving watching the hummingbirds. She will be missed by her loving children and grandchildren, whom she loved dearly.

Other survivors inclued: her children, Larry Fisher, Jr. and wife Nickie of Brashear, Suzie Anderson and husband Kevin of Sulphur Springs, Linda Throndson and husband Paul of Corinth, Tony Garner and wife Deleathi of Lone Oak, and Mechele Cagle and husband Roger of Sulphur Springs; grandchildre, Valerie Fisher, Julie Fisher, Kristopher Anderson, Jordan anderson, Zachary Throndson, Logan Throndson, Amber Morgan, Dee Garner, Toni Garner, LeAnn Garner, and Cody Pippin; and sisters, Neta Tibbits of Forney and Darlece Campbell of Sulphur Springs.

She was preceded in death by one son, William "Buddy" Garner.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Ola Luther

Funeral services for Mrs. Ola Luther, age 96, of Miller Grove, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 23, 2008, in Miller Grove First Baptist Church. Rev. Jerry Clements and Rev. Byron Houck will officiate.

Burial will follow services in the Miller Grove Cemetery, with great-grandsons serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, September 22, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mrs. Luther passed away on Saturday, September 20, 2008, at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. She was bor in the Bonanza Community, on February 9, 1912, the daughter of Lonnie and Dorcas Hurlbert Kinser. She married Claudie D. Luther, in Hopkins County, on June 7, 1927. He preceded her in death in 1989.

Mrs. Luther was a machinist, retired from Cannon Craft. She was a member of Miller Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include: a daughter, Gay Walls of Cumby; a brother Lonnie Earl Craddock of Austin; a sister, Pat Schilling of Pismo Beach, California; grandchildren, Claudie Jones, MikeMcCutchen, Kent McCutchen, Debbie Hoff, and Tony Walls; great-grandchildren, Heath Darrow, Natalie Stuckey, Michelle Mayhew, Christie Chance, Andy McCutchen, Lori Shaw, Karen Leon, Shannon Garrison, Chris Jones, Cody Walls, and Courtney Walls; and 16 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Garland Kinser, Elmer Kinser, and Edward Maddox.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Finis Attlesey

Funeral services for Mr. Finis Atlesey, age 96, of Sulphur Springs and formerly of Reilly Springs, will be conducted on Monday, September 22, 2008, at 2:00 p.m., in First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs. Rev. Alton Patton and Rev. Fred Lewis will officiate.

Burial will follow services in the Reilly Springs Cemetery, with Lynn Shelton, Tommie Attlesey Caudell, Terry McCullough, Joe Attlesey, Bobby Stalcup, and Bobby Meeks serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Radio Bible Class at First Baptist Church.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Sunday, September 21, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Attlesey passed away on Friday morning, September 19, 2008, at Carriage House Manor Nursing Home. He was born on September 6, 1912, in Reilly Springs, the son of Robert Hiram and Annie Laura Shelton Attlesey. He married Onree Shelton, in Reilly Springs, on July 20, 1934. She preceded him in death.

Mr. Attlesey was a dairy farmer and worked as an office administrator for Farmers Co-op.

Other survivors include: three sisters-in-law, Totsie Attlesey Martin of Desoto, Mary Attlesey of Yantis, and Jo Shelton of Sulphur Springs; a brother-in-law, Luther McCullough of Reilly Springs; numerous nieces and nephews; and his loving caregivers, Lucy and Laneva.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Johnny Mac Attlesey; and infant daughter;  five brothers, Bob, Joe, Merle, Woodrow, and Truett; and four sisters, Elizabeth, Sissie, Billie, and Helen.

Memorials may be made to the Radio Bible Class, at First Baptist Church, 116 Oak Avenue, Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Mark Speed

Funeral services for Mark Speed, age 41, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 21, 2008, at New Beginnings Fellowship Baptist Church. Rev. Paul Pogue and Rev. Larry Jordan will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the North Hopkins Cemetery with Tommy Sanderson, Russell Skeen, Mike Garner, Chad Joslin, Doug Williams and Gary Don Petrea serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Ron Smiddy, Coye Golightly, Terry Virgil, Mike Orr, Robert Wolf, and all the inmates at county jail.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, September 20, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Speed passed away on Thursday, September 18, 2008, at Baylor Hospital, in Dallas. He was born on October 12, 1966, in Hopkins County, the son of Billy Don and Billie Jan Parnell Speed. He married Dena Thompson, in Hopkins County, on October 17, 2001. She survives.

Mr. Speed was a truck driver for Tuline for several years. He became a licensed minister on January 4, 2007, and was really active in the New Beginnings Recovery Group (TGIF), considering them as part of his extended family. He was also very faithful and devoted to the jail ministry in Hopkins County. He ministered to them on a regular basis and has a special place in the hearts of the inmates due to his love for Jesus. Mark was affectionately know by his grandchildren as "Pop-daddy" and was dearly loved by his family and everyone who knew him.

Other survivors include: one son, Dustin Speed and wife Sirena, of Sulphur Springs; a step-son, Jeremy Thompson of Sulphur Springs; a step-daugther, Caitlin Thompson of Sulphur Springs; a brother, Terry Don Speed and wife Bonnie of Emory; grandchildren, Harley Kate Speed, Hannah Presley Speed; a step-granddaughter, Desiree Nicole Thompson; and nieces Malanie Speed and Chasity Speed, both of Emory.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials may be made to the American Liver Foundation at www.liverfoundation.org/donate.

West Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Ira Kyle Young

Funeral services for Ira Kyle Young, age 30, of Sulphur springs, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 20, 2008, at Cypress Baptist Center, on Como St. Rev. Willis E. Taylor will officiate.

Burial will follow services in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, with Chauncey Hawkins, Byron Pryor, Anthony Scott, Kevin Baptiste, Gerald Young, Jr., and Farron Davis serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be his uncles.

Visitation will be from 7:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Friday, September 19, 2008, at Mason and Mason Morturary.

Mr. Young passed away at 11:29, Sunday, September 14, 2008, at East Texas Medical Center, in Tyler. He was born on February 18, 1978, in Dallas, Tx, the son of Ricky Lynn Young and Susan K. Walker Davis.

Mr. Young was a machinist with Scott's Industries and attended Sulphur Springs High School. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors include: two daughters, Shakira Young of Lone Star, Texas, and Tierney Young of Commerce, Texas; his father Ricky Young and Tina, of Sulphur Springs; his mother, Susan Davis and Jimmy of Sulphur Springs; one sister, Kyla Pryor, of Mesquite, Texas; two grandmothers, Opal Christine Young of Sulphur Springs and Sandra Buckner of Dalla; two nephews, Dionn Harrison and Kylan Harrison of Mesquite; and a great host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Arrangements are with Mason and Mason Morturary.

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Joyce Allen

Funeral services for Joyce Allen, age 72, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 19, 2008, at Davis Street Baptist Church. Bro. Tommy Hall will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Seymore Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Thursday, September 18, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mrs. Allen passed away on Tuesday, September 16, 2008, at East Texas Medical Center, in Tyler. She was born on March 2, 1936, in Yantis, Texas, the daughter of Roy and Mattie Patridge Pounds. She married Kenneth "Curley" Allen, on June 19, 1954, in Sulphur Springs. He survives.

Mrs. Allen was retired from Sulphur Springs Loan and Building and was a member of Davis Street Baptist Church.

Other survivors include: one son, Kenneth Randy Allen, of Sulphur Springs; one daughter, Vicki Corder of Sulphur Springs; two grandchildren, Leslie Patton and Autumn Cotton; and five great-grandchildren, Cade Patton, Jada Patton, Kloee Cotton, Taelor Rogers, and Taryn Cotton.

She was preceded in death by her father, Roy Pounds; her mother, Mattie Brown; and one brother, Billy Pounds.

Memorials may be made to the Davis Street Baptist Church.

Arrangemetns are wtih Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Oleta Petty

Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Oleta Petty, age 81, of Brashear, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 18, 2008, in the Greenview Cemetery. Rev. Randy Stracener will officiate.

Visistation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 17, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mrs. Petty passed away on Monday evening, September 15, 2008, at her residence. She was born in the Divide Community of Hopkins County, on April 22, 1927, the daughter of Rubie and Jewel Hammond Stracener. She married Gilbert Erwood Petty, in Gilmer, Texas, on April 25, 1948. He survives.

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

Other survivors include: a son, Elston Petty, of Brashear; two brothers, R.V. Stracener, of Hurst, and Reginald Stracener, of California; grandchildren, Jason Petty, Craig Petty, Amy McGary, and Jarred Hooker; and great-grandchildren, Hannah McGary, William McGary, William McGary, and Garrett Hooker.

She was preceded in death by one son, Larry Petty.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Grace Kight

Funeral services for Mrs. Grace Miller Kight, age 93, of Como, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Thursday, September 18, 2008, at Tabernacle Baptist Church, in Pickton. Rev. Ivey Miller and Patrick Gernez will officiate.

Burial will follow services in the Pickton Cemetery, with Steven Hobson, Jon Hobson, Wes Burt, Eric White, Maurice Flora, Glen Friddle, Robert Rose and Troy Rose serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of Tabernacle Baptist Church, Joe McCoy, and Herbert Flora.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 17, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Kight passed away on Monday, September 15, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born on December 26, 1914, in Pickton, the daughter of Lee and Cora Ivey Miller. She married T.O. "Ottis" Kight, on December 26, 1933, in Pickton. He preceded her in death in October of 1981.

Mrs. Kight retired from H.D. Lee Company, in 1977, as an accomplished seamstress. She was an avid gardner and enjoyed quilting and reading. She was a homemaker and a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church, in Pickton.

Survivors include: one son, Thomas Kight and wife, Shirley, of Como; two daughters, Paula Burt and husband Paul of Sulphur Springs, and Kathy Hobson and husband Don, of Grapeland; one brother, Ivey Miller and wife Louise, of Tyler; one sister, Pauline Hayden, of Pickton; 6 grandchildren, Kelly Kight, Derrill Lynn Hurley, Steve Hobson, Jon Hobson, Kim White, and Wes Burt; and 7 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents;  and one brother, Harold Miller.

Memorials may be made to the Lottie Moon Mission, Tabernacle Baptist Church, Pickton, Texas, 75471.

 

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Ira Young

Funeral services for Ira Young, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with Mason and Mason Mortuary.

Mr. Young passed away on Sunday, September 14, 2008 at East Texas Medical Center.

Arrangements are with Mason and Mason Mortuary.

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Alexander Harper

Funeral services for Alexander Harper, of Emory, are pending with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Harper passed away on Sunday, September 14, 2008, at Green Acres Nursing Home in Emory.

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Stanley D. Overbay

Graveside funeral services for Stanley D. Overbay, ag 47, of Como, are scheduled for 11: oo a.m., Tuesday, September 16, 2008, at Rock Hill Cemetery in Wood County. Gerald Elliott will officiate. Cousins will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Monday, September 15, 2008, at Beaty Funeral Home.

Mr. Overbay passed away on Saturday, September 13, 2008, in Winnsboro. He was born on April 27, 1961, the son of A.L. and Gladys Morgan Overbay.

Mr. Overbay was a graduate of Mesquite High School and of the Christian faith. He was a mechanic.

Survivors include: his father, A.L. Overbay, of Como; a son Linsay Overbay; a daughter, Anna Overbay; four brothers; and one sister.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Gladys Overbay.

Arrangements are with Beaty Funeral Home.

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Dorothy Mae Krystniak

Funeral services for Dorothy Mae Krystyniak, age 75, of Brashear will be conducted at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at the Family Cathedral of Praise in Mesquite, Texas with Bro. Harry Sewell officiating. 

There will be no formal visitation. 

Interment will follow at Elmina Cemetery in New Waverly. 

Mrs. Krystyniak passed away at her residence on September 12, 2008.   She was born in New Waverly on October 4, 1932 the daughter of Felix and Anna Kuta Krystyniak.  Mrs. Krystyniak retired as a file clerk with Liberty Mutual and was a member of the Christian faith.  She was a loving mother and grandmother who was a very generous person who befriended many and gave to even more. 

Survivors include her mother, Anna Krystyniak of Austin, one son, Johnny Penix and wife Delene of Mesquite, one daughter, Jenny Dahlen and husband Eric of Longview, one sister, Faye Salter and husband Bill of Austin, grandchildren, Isaiah Penix, Annaliese Penix, Jacob Meador and Joshua Williams. 

Memorial may be made to the Hearing Impaired Deaf Ministry c/o Connie Miller, 790 Windbell Dr., Mesquite, Texas, 75149. 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home. 

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Deolva E. Berry

Funeral services for Deolva Jordan Berry, age 82, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Monday, September 15, 2008, at First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs. Rev. Fred Lewis and Tommy Johnston will officiate.

Interment will follow services in Sulphur Springs City Cemetery, with Lum Lumsden, Gene White, Robert Carpenter, Johnny Dobson, Don Deaton, James Alford, Kenneth Ward, and Gordon Ford serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be John Irons, Morris Palmer, Warren Brewer, and Paul Herschler.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Sunday, September 14, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Berry passed away on Friday evening, September 12, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born on September 21, 1925, the daughter of Etta Nona Persons Jordan and Don Jordan. She married Buel Berry, on October 10, 1945. He survives.

Mrs. Berry worked at the Federal Reserve Bank, in Dallas, during WWII. Then, worked over 20 years for Flowerland and Garvin's Florists. She was an active member of First Baptist Church, and taught Sunday School in the teen and children's departments for years. She was a member of the Lena Day Garden Club and the Diamond Set at First Baptist Church. She loved to travel and fish.

Other survivors include: two sons, Ricky and wife Becky, of Sulphur Springs, and Randy and wife Dennette, of Houston; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; and a grandson, Benjamin Berry.

Those wishing to make memorials may do so to the Lottie Moon Mission Fund, c/o First Baptist Church Sulphur Springs, 116 Oak Avenue St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Doris Aaron

Funeral services for Doris Aaron, age 70, of Cooper and formerly of Hopkins County, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 16, 2008, at the Cowboy Country Church. Rev. Byron Houk and Rev. Jimmy Prater will officiate.

Interment will follow services at Oaklawn Cemetery, with Mrs. Aaron's sons and Garry Hammons serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Alan Purcell, Leon Hanson, and Authur Chancellor.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Monday, September 15, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mrs. Aaron passed away on Friday morning, September 12, 2008, at her residence, in Cooper. She was born in Henderson County, on June 6, 1938, the daughter of William Robert and Finnie Pruitt Eves. She married Ernest Burt Aaron, in Kaufman County, on September 19, 1953. He preceded her in death in 2008.

Mrs. Aaron was a homemaker and a member of the Pentecostal Church of God.

Survivors include: four daughters, Lois Purcell of Joshua, Darlene Hammons of Birthright, Teresa Hanson, and Christine Morehead, both of Cooper; five sons, Larry Aaron, and Ernest Aaron, both of Sulphur Springs; David Jeffery Aaron of Cooper, Neil Aaron of Longview, and Bruce Aaron of Metairie, Louisiana; four sisters, Margie Vance, Vera Corder, and Lois Struck all of Dallas, and Geneva Trammel of Mabank; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Peggy Cole; two brothers; and three grandchildren.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Wanda L. Singleton

Funeral services for Wanda L. Singleton, age 89, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 16, 2008, at Sulphur Bluff Methodist Church.

Interment will follow services in the Sulphur Bluff Cemetery.

Visistation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Monday, September 15, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mrs. Singleton passed away on Thursday evening, September 11, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born in Sulphur Bluff, on March 20, 1919, the daugter of Oliver Madison and Flonnie Ann Emerson Bassham. She married Oren Wilson Singleton, in Sulphur Bluff, on January 1, 1935. He preceded her in death, in 2002.

Mrs. Singleton was a homemaker and a member of the Sulphur Bluff Methodist Church and Eastern Star.

Survivors include: a daughter, Shirley Henry of Dallas; two sisters, Myrtis Prather of Natchez, Mississippi, and Ollie Bell Holley, of Tyler; a brother George Allison Bassham of Sulphur Bluff; grandchildren, Sanford Lance McCaskey and Russell Bryant McCaskey; and great-grandchildren, Meghan McCaskey, Lance McCaskey, Morgan McCaskey, and Connor McCaskey.

Memorial may be made to the Sulphur Bluff Cemetery Association, c/0 Leroy Cox, 15326 Fm-69N, Sulphur Bluff, TX, 75481.

Arrangements are with  Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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PFC Patrick W. May

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Patrick W. May, PFC U.S. Army died September 2, 2008, in Bagdad, Iraq, beloved son of Rieca and Gary Littrell of Sulphur Springs and George II and Olga May of Holland,NY; dear brother of Jennifer and George III (Tricia) May, Laura (Jamie) Foster and Erick Lucio; grandson of Barbara and the late George May; also survived by aunts, nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Friday, September 12, 2008, 7-9 PM and Saturday 2:30-4:30 PM at the WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 784 Main St., East Aurora, NY where funeral services will be held following the visitation at 4:30 PM.

Military Honors will be bestowed at Oakwood Cemetery, East Aurora, NY.

Patrick attended school at North Hopkins and was assigned to the Division of Special Troops Battalion with the 10th Mountain Division in Fort Drum, NY.

 

Online registry available at woodfh.com

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Dorothy Edge

Funeral services for Dorothy Edge, age 84, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Thursday, September 11, 2008, at Lake Highlands Baptist Church. Dr. Raymond Edge, Grady Cashion and Dr. Mike Harmon will offiicate.

Interment will follow services in the Harmony Cemetry, with Rodney Coke, Peyton Coke, Ryan Salisbury, Jonathan Edge, Jim Holloway, and Byron Cashion serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 7:00 t0 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 10, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mrs. Edge passed away on Monday afternoon, September 8, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born in Mt. Vernon, on August 26, 1924, the daughter of Fred E. and Jewel French King. She married Eulysses Wilcox, Jr. He preceded her in death in 1964. She then married Rev. James Edge, on September 30, 1966. He survives.

Mrs. Edge was a homemaker and retired from GTE and H.D. Lee Company. She was a member of Lake Highlands Baptist Church.

Other survivors include: two daughters, Cathy Cashion and husband Grady, of Sulphur Springs, and Esther Salisbury of Laurel, Mississippi; two sons, Mark Edge of Boston, Massachusetts, and Dr. Raymond Edge and wife Sue, of Bastrop, Tx; grandchildren, Meredith Coke and husband Rodney, Byron Cashion, Courtney Cashion, Ryan Salisbury, Jami Holloway and husband Jim, Jonathan Edge and wife Katie, Clara Danielson and husband Kyle, and Tonya Edge; and great-grandchildren, Chelsey Coke, Peyton Coke, Seth Danielson, Koryn Danielson, and Lucy Holloway.

She was preceded in death by two infant sisters.

Memorials may be made to the Harmony Cemetery Association.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Brody Cash Reneau

Brody Cash Reneau, infant son of Nathan and Jodi Oxford Reneau, of Sulphur Springs, passed away on Saturday morning, September 6, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

There will be no formal services.

The infant was born on September 6, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

Survivors include: his parents; grandparents, Wayne and Jill Reneau of Como, and Sheila Oxford, Jack and Nita Oxford, all of Sulphur Springs; and great-grandparents, Ken and Judy Reneau of Leonard.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Joe Bob and Jo Folmar, Jack and Laura Oxford, Sr. and Ann Oxford.

Cremation arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Ruth C. Hartley

Private graveside f uneral services for Ruth C. Ritter Hartley, age 81,  of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for Monday, September 8, 2008, at North Hopkins Cemetery. Rev. Benny Dixon will officiate.

No formal visitation is planned.

Mrs. Hartley passed away on Saturday, September 6, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hopspital. She was born on August 28, 1927, in Fontanelle, Iowa, the daughter of John and Alda Mangels Ritter. She married Charles Leroy Hartley, in Greenfield, Iowa. He preceded her in death.

Mrs. Hartley was a homemaker and of the Lutheran faith.

Survivors include: a daughter, Cindy Dixon and husband Benny, of Dike; grandchildren, Misty Brock and husband Robert, and Brandy Dixon, all of Sulphur Springs; and great-grandchildren, Trent Brock, Justin Brock, and Kaitlyn Brock .

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Kenneth William Ritter.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Veterans Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 533, Sulphur Springs, Texas 75483.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Daniel R. Underwood

Funeral services for Daniel R. Underwood, age 33, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 7, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Kenneth Ishmael will officiate.

Burial will follow services in the Brashear Cemetery with Brad Harmon, Chris "Tiny" Harmon, Donny Massey, Ed Camp, Jackie VanHolten, and Junior Underwood serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Jason Tully and Brandon Moore.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, September 6, 2008, at the funeral home.

 

Mr. Underwood passed away on Thursday, September 4, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born on July 10, 1975, in Dallas, Tx, the son of Danny and Donna Allen Underwood.

Mr. Underwood worked for Hydro Aluminum for six years.

Survivors include: his parents, Danny and Donna Underwood, of Cumby; three sons, Damien Hunter Skeen, Zane Riley Underwood, and Jonathan VanHolten, all of Hopkins County; a brother, Kevin Ray Underwood and wife Amy of Tennessee; a sister, Staci Nicole Underwood; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Sheila Coker

Funeral services for Sheila Ann Bussell Coker, age 54, of Yantis, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 6, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will follow services in the Yantis Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, September 5, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Coker passed away on Thursday morning, September 4, 2008, at Presbyterian Hospital of Commerce. She was born on June 14, 1954, in Canadaigua, New York, the daughter of Don J. and Bernie Gamblin Bussell.

Mrs. Coker was a homemaker and a member of Yantis First Baptist Church.

Survivors include: two sons, Cory Coker of Sulphur Springs and Nathan Coker of Yantis; a brother, Mark Bussell of Greenville; four grandchildren, Sabrina Hutchings, Shiloh Hutchings, Garrett Coker, and Steven Coker; and his father, Don J. Bussell.

She was preceded in death by her mother.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Velda L. Andrews

Graveside funeral services for Velda Lee VanNoy Andrews, formerly, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 5, 2008, at North Hopkins Cemetery. Rev. Shawn Brewer and Brian Brewer will officiate.

Serving as pallbearers will be Jack Andrews, Lee Bedford, Clayton Stidham, Colton Brewer, Austin Brewer, and Styl Richards.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Thursday, September 4, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Andrews passed away on Tuesday, September 2, 2008, at Oakbrook Nursing Home, in Tyler. She was born on June 17, 1921, in Pitcher, Oklahoman, the daughter of Bill and Mary Moore VanNoy.

Mrs. Andrews was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church of Sulphur Springs. She worked as a receiving clerk for Montgomery Wards in Ft. Worth, for 25 years.

Survivors include: a son, Norman Lee Bedford and wife Sammie; a stepson, Jack Dale Andrews; two grandchildren, Lee Bedford and Tiffani Stidham; three step-grandchildren, Shawn Brewer, Brian Brewer, and Shayna Andrews; and seventeen great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Maxine VanNoy; her husband, Ralph Andrews; and a step-son, Dean Lee Andrews.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Russell Edwards

Funeral services for Russell Edwards, age 95, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Friday, September 5, 2008, at the Gafford Chapel United Methodist Church. Rev. Henry Suche and Rev. Justin Miller will officiate.

Burial will follow in the Gafford Chapel Cemetery with Winston Grayson, Don Phillips, Harold Bryant, Ray Flemens, Mike Briley, and George Back serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Carroll Gibson and Darin Gibson.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Thursday, September 4, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Edwards passed away on Tuesday, September 2, 2008, in Hopkins County Memorial Hosptial.He was born in Sulphur Springs, on December 14, 1912, the son of Wilson Hendrick and Laura Lee Russell Edwards. He married Alma J. Ardis, in Brashear, on September 1, 1937.

Mr. Edwards retired from AMPI and was a life long member of Gafford Chapel United Methodist Church, where he served as song leader for over 50 years.

He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Alma J. Edwards; a son, Larry Edwards, of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Cheryl Kirk of Navajo Dam, New Mexico, Bubba Jay Edwards, Stacy Gant, Danette Sears, and Keith Edwards, all of Sulphur Springs; seven great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren: and one sister, Rue Weatherby, of Cumby.

He was preceded in death by one son, J.W. Edwards; three sisters; and one brother.

Memorials may be made to the Gafford Chapel Cemetery Association, 1714 Houston St., Sulphur springs, Texas 75482, or to Gafford Chapel United Methodist Church Building Fund, 6839 TX Hway 11 W, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Monty Covington

Funeral services for Arlyn Montel "Monty" Covington, Jr., age 64, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 3, 2008, at First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs. Rev. Fred Lewis and Richard Covington will officiate.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 2, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Gary Lee Covington, Jeff Covington, Chaz Hinkeldey, Larry Kerns, Jerry Nickerson, Dennis Ballard, Corey Covington, Rick Brewere, Mike Nottingham, and Mark Meadows will serve as pallbearers.

Mr. Covington passed away on Sunday evening, Augusts 31, 2008, at his residence. He was born on July 27, 1944, in San Antonio, Texas, the son of Arlyn Montel and Jessie Hattox Covington, Sr. He married Jo Anne Maysak, on March 30, 1980, in Albuquerque, NM. She survives.

Mr. Covington had 40 plus years in grocery supply sales and retired after 23 years as vice-president of corporate sales with G.E.C. Enterprises. He was a member of First Baptist Church.

Other survivors include: his father, Arlyn Montel Covington, Sr.; two sons, Michael Covington of Lubbock, and Richard Covington and wife Cara of Richardson; one daughter, Andrea Craig and husband Grover of Plano; two brothers, Jeff Covington of Sherveport, LA, and Gary Lee Covington and wife Daralee of Ft. Worth; one sisters, Sue Jo Young and husband Walter of Drury, MO; and five grandchildren, Chaz Hinkeldey, Corey Covington, Kylie Crosby, Collen Covington and Natacia Covington.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Jessie Covington.

Donations may be made to the Baylor Regional Transplant Institute, 3409 Worth Street, Suite 600, Dallas, TX 75246 and/or the church of your choice.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Joe Craver

Funeral services for Mr. James P. (Joe) Craver, age 86, of Hot Springs Village , Arkansas and formerly of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 6, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Charles Moore will officiate.

Military Graveside services will follow at the Sulphur Springs City Cemetery with Thomas Sellers, John Harper, David Harper, Phil Walch, Joel Sheffiled, and Jeff Holcombe serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Saturday, September 6, 2008, prior to services, at the funeral home.

Mr. Craver passed away on Friday, afternoon, August 29, 2008, in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He was born on December 10, 1921, in Yantis, the son of J.H. and Estelle Robinson Craver. He married Roby Jo Chamberlain, on January 23, 1944. They enjoyed 61 years of marriage before she preceded him in death in 2005.

Mr. Craver served in WW II in the Air Force. He was shot down on August 15, 1944, and was imprisoned in Germany for one year. He was member of the First United Methodist Church in Sulphur Springs. He was part owner of Carvers, Inc., a family ownerd business which begun in Yanits and moved to Sulphur Springs.

Survivors include: two daughters, Kay Sellers and husband Tom of New Orleans, LA, and Jan Harper and husband Ike of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas; five grandchildren, Thomas B. Sellers IV and wife Debbie of New Orleans, LA, Joe Craver Sellers and wife Annie of Sand Diego, CA, Janna Walsh and husband Phil of Austin, TX, John Harper, Jr. and wife Mariana of Austin, TX, and David Harper and wife Christie of Waco, TX; and eight great-grandchildren, Brittany Sellers, Zachery Sellers, Madison Sellers, Baleigh Sellers, Emily Sellers, Caden Walsh, Haylee Harper, and Alexandra Harper.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Clyde, Morris, Julius and Merrill Craver; and sisters, Mary Sheffield, Helen Cunningham, and Myrtie Robinson.

Contributions can be made to the Hopkins County Veterans Memorial, P.O. Box 533, Sulphur Springs, TX 75483, or www.HCVM.org.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Troy McMillan

Funeral services for Troy Millan,  age 62, of Emory, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 6, 2008, at Emory Baptist Church. Rev. W.R. Byrd will officiate.

Burial will follow services in the Hopewell Cemetery with Bernard Robinson, Joshua McMillan, Clifford McMillan, Joel McMillan, Ryan Bozeman, and Michael Hobbs serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Hubert Robinson, Elvin Hobbs, Archie Crowe, Oddie B. Bozeman, Don Briggs, Norris Mayberr, Robert Strange, and Lee Bozeman.

Visiation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, September 5, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. McMillan passed away on Friday morning, August 29, 2008, at his residence. He was born in Dallas County, on December 19, 1945, the son of Elbert (Boots) and Florene Blaylock McMillan. He married Swaunice Bozeman on December 8, 1967. She survives.

Mr. McMillan was a construction worker. He was a member and Trustee of Prairie Grove Baptist Church, and a member of the Prairie Grove Masonic Lodge No. 185.

Other survivors include: two daughters, Shajuana Austin of Garland and Angela Venters of Longview; one son, Derrick McMillan of Fate; his mother, Florene McMillan of Emory; a brother, Kenneth McMillan of Clute; a sister, Dianne Crowe of Arlington; and 14 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Elbert (Boots) McMillan;  and two sisters, Emma Jean McMillan Madlock, and Juanita McMillan Briggs.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Wanda Ivery Hawkins

Funeral services for Wanda Ivery Hawkins, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with Mason & Mason Mortuary.

Ms. Hawkins passed away on Thursday morning, August 28, 2008, at East Texas Medical Center.

Arrangements are with Mason & Mason Mortuary.

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Mary Ellen Hall

Mary Ellen Murphy Hall was born January 15, 1925 to Argo Murphy Henry and Jahalon Murphy in Kemp, Texas and passed on to be with the Lord on August 27, 2008.

            She was married to Navy Lieutenant (senior grade) Ralph M. Hall in Pensacola, Florida on November 14th, 1944 – the same day that Lt. Hall received his pilot wings.  Their first home was in Daytona Beach, Florida where they vacationed annually.  The couple returned to Rockwall after World War II and raised their sons:  Ralph Hampton Hall, Brett Allen Hall, and J. Blakeley Hall.

            Mrs. Hall was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where she taught the Friendship Class for many years.  She also was a group leader for Bible Study Fellowship, an international group of Biblical scholars.

            She was an honor graduate from Kaufman High School and from Texas A&M Commerce.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in speech and drama.  She was a talented book reviewer and an honorary member of Delta Kappa Gamma.  Mary Ellen was also Drum Major for four years at Kaufman High School.

            Other memberships included Texas Ladies Senate Club in Austin, Texas, and the Congressional Wives Club in Washington, DC.  She was a Board of Trustees Member for the Rockwall Independent School District from 1973 to 1978, serving twice as Vice President (1974 and 1976).

            She was a world traveler, but home was her favorite place.  She treasured the many hours she spent loving and caring for her grandchildren.

            She is survived by her husband, Congressman Ralph M. Hall, 4th District of Texas, her sons Hamp and wife Jody, Brett and wife Karen, and Blake and wife Catherine, sister-in-law Rosemary Hall Scott, brother-in-law, Hugh O. Hall and wife Doris Jane, grandchildren Jay Hampton Hall, Sarah Elizabeth Hall, Amanda Ellen Hall, Crystal Tucker, and Steven Lee Lule, nephew Dr. Victor Mark Scott and wife Vicki along with their children Haley Nicole Scott and Alexander Cole Scott, one aunt, Verna Randall, and cousin Wilburn Pritchard.  She was preceded in death by nephew Hugh Olin Hall III, and niece Rebecca Hall Jeanes.

Honorary Pall Bearers include members of the Friendship Sunday School Class at the First United Methodist Church in Rockwall.

            Funeral services are at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 29, 2008 at the First United Methodist Church in Rockwall with Dr. Joe Pool conducting the services. Visitation is from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday August 28, 2008 at Rest Haven Funeral Home – Rockwall Chapel.

 

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Fredda Lackey

 

Fredda Lackey, age 59, of Little Rock, Arkansas, formerly of Hopkins County, passed away Wednesday afternoon, August 27, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.  She was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, on November 16, 1948, the daughter of Fred and Virginia Sturdivant Prothro.  She married Arthur Edward Lackey; he survives.  Mrs. Lackey was a retired secretary to the dean of liberal arts at Louisiana Tech University. 

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

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Wilbert "Bill" Volk

Funeral services for Wilbert "Bill" Volk, age 86, of McKinney and formerly of Hopkins County, are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Saturday, Agugust 30, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel.

A military graveside service will follow services in the Sulphur Springs City Cemetery, under the direction of the Hopkins County Military Coalition.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., on Friday, August 29, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mr. Volk passed away on Tuesday afternoon, August 26, 2008, at Colonial Lodge, in McKinney. He was born in Echo, Minnesota, on July 12, 1922, the son of August and Alma Lange Volk. He married Lanell Angell in Sulphur Spring, on December 24, 1944. She preceded him in death in 1988.

Mr. Volk was a retired investor. He was of the Lutheran faith. He served inthe U.S. Army during WWII.

Survivors include: three daughters, Barbara Honea of Melissa, Texas, Nancy Volk of Sulphur Springs, and Susan Vok of Plano; a brother, Duain Swenson of Lesure, Minnesota; grandchildren, Kim Hale, Kathy Root, Kori Rowell, Kelly Rowell, and Lindsay Rowell; and great-grandchildren, Whitney Swimelar, Cortney Swimelar, Austin Dodd, Greyson Ovletrea, and Devon Mallet.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Agnes Clobes and Myrtle Odegard; and two brothers, Reuben Volk and Chester Swenson.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Helen Carter

Funeral services for Helen Carter, age 50, of Mt. Pleasant and formerly of Hopkins County, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Thursday, August 28, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Interment will follow services in the Seymore Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 27, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Carter passed away on Monday morning, August 25, 2008, at Titus County Regional Hopital, in Mt. Pleasant. She was born in Greenville, Texas, on September 5, 1957, the daughter of Louie D. and Oneta Young Putman. She married Glenn Carter, Sr. He preceded her in death in 2004.

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

Survivors include: four daughters, Tonya Kelley, of Phoenix, Arizona, Marilyn Biggs of Athens, Glenda Carter of Carrollton, and Brenda Russell of Mt. Pleasant; a son, Glenn Carter, Jr., of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, two brothers, Louis Putman of Commerce and Ricky Cowan Putman of Sulphur Springs; and grandchildren, Jessica Kelley, Sarah Kelley, Brian Kelley, Amanda Kelley, Brandon Kelley, Isaih Ficklin, and Anna Ficklin.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Mozelle Johnson

Funeral services for Mozelle Johnson, age 91, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with Tapp Funeral Home.

Mrs. Johnson passed away on Friday afternoon, August 22, 2008, at Carriage House Manor Nursing Home.

Arrangements are with  Tapp Funeral Home.

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Orvil Kennith Dunn, Jr.

Graveside funeral services for Orvil Kennith Dunn, Jr., age 50, of Cumby, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Sunday, August 24, 2008, in the Shooks Chapel Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, August 23, 2008, at Murray-Owrosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Dunn passed away on Thursday afternoon, August 21, 2008, at his residence. He was born on December 12, 1957, in Los Angeles, California, the son of Orvil Kennith and Anita Griffin Dunn. He married Debra Croft, on May 20, 1981, at Coleman, TX. She survives.

Other survivors include: a son, David Dunn, of Sulphur Springs; a daughter, Desinie Rushing, of Hemphill; brothers, Roy Dunn of Miller Grove and David Allen Walker, of Mt. Pleasant; sisters, Pauline Dunn of Mt. Pleasant, Kathy Dunn of Brownwood, and Larissa Griffin; and five grandchildren, Mariah Goree, Zachary Goree, Khristian Goree, Dharmanie Rushing, and Darence Rushing.

He was preceded in death by one son, T.K. Goree.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Frankie E. Blackmon

Funeral services for Frankie E. "Mimi" Blackmon, age 78, of Sulphur Springs are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 23, 2008, at First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs. Rev. Fred Lewis and Rev. Fred Randles, will officiate.

Burial will follow services in Restlawn Memorial Park, with Herbert Jones, Gylnn Riley, Randall Bryan, Scott Bryan, Brad Bryan, and David Riley serving as pallbearers.

There will be no formal visitation.

Mrs. Blackmon passed away on Thursday, August 21, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born on December 4, 1929, in Limestone County, the daughter of Marshall and Era Miller Franklin. She married Doyle Blackmon, on September 9, 1948, in Mexia, Texas. He preceded her in death.

Mrs. Blackmon was a homemaker and a member of Ann Greg's Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church. She was a member of the Ladies Golf Association.

Survivors include: sons, Ronnie Blackmon, of Louisville, KY, and Randy Blackmon and wife Michell of Sulphur Springs; a daughter, Denice Bell and husband Glenn of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Christi Blackmon, Cari Winnecke, Brooke Bell, Zachary and Brody Blackmon; sisters, Joe Bryan and husband Randall of Mexia, Pat Riley and husband Glynn of Brownwood, and Martha Jones and Herbert of Conroe; and a dear friend, Kendall Woodall.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Hal Franklin and two sisters, Ray Darby and Evelyn LaFoy.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Mordant Bevis

Graveside funeral services for Mordant Bevis, age 89, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 23, 2008, at the Nelta Cemetery. Rev. Fred Lewis and Rev. Charles Moore will officiate.

No formal visitation will be held.

Mr. Bevis passed away on August 20, 2008, at Carriage House Manor Nursing Home. He was born on January 11, 1919, in Hopkins County, the son of Leak Bevis and Emma Baxley Bevis. He married Evelyn Dawson, in Sulphur Springs, on January 20, 1939. She survives.

Mr. Bevis was a bus driver for over 32 years, employed with the Houston Transit System. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Sulphur springs. He served as a deacon for Norhill and Glen Rose Baptist Church, in Houston, for over 30 years. He served in the U.S. Army, serving in the Southern Philippines. He was a staff sergeant with the military police. He received two overseas service bars, Army occupation, Japan, Asiatic, Pacific Theater Campaign ribbons, with one bronze star and 1 bronze arrowhead, good conduct medal, and victory ribbon. In honor of his service to his country, the Hopkins Military will conduct military graveside honors.

Mr. Bevis is survived by his wife, Evelyn, of Sulphur Springs; a daughter, Cynthia Pannell and husband James of Georgetown, TX; brothers, Boyd Bevis of Houston and Kenneth Bevis of Wylie; a sister, Naomi Nabors of Garland; and grandchildren, Mark Pannell and fiance Kelly of Oak Forest, Illinois, and Regina Pannell of Jacksonville, Florida.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Bernard Bevis.

Tapp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Farris N. Tatom

Funeral services for Farrris N. Tatom, age 89, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 23, 3008, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Burial will follow services, with Military the Military Coalition at Sulphur Springs City Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Jay Price, John Kirkpatrick, Clay Price, Tate Price, Seth Tatom, and Cade Price.

Visitation will be conducted one hour prior to services, on Saturday, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Tatum passed away on Wednesday, August 20, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born on June 4, 1919, the son of Marvin Allen and Crena Belle Smith Tatom, in the Shirley Community of Hopkins County. He graduated from Sulphur Springs High School in 1936, and volunteered to serve his country in the U.S. Army, in 1942, during WWII. He was stationed in Mineral Wells, Cheyene, Wyoming, and then went overseas to New Guinea and the Phillippine Islands. He served as quartermaster in the Graves Registration Platoon and was honorably discharged as a Staff Seargeant in the Phillippine Islands, when the war ended. He married Sydney Elizabeth (Liz) Tate, on December 24, 1943, in Dallas. She survives.

Mr. Tatom entered the grocery  business and operated Tatom and Son Grocery and Market, for several years, with his father. The store was destroyed by fired. He and Liz then owned and operated Tatom Real Estate, before he was an insurance agent and staff manager for American National Insurance Company, beginning in 1957. He retired in 1985 and was a a past member and past preident of the Golden K Kiwanis Club of Sulphur Springs. He was also a member of the Sons of the Confederacy. He was a longtime member of League Street Church of Christ, where he served as Deacon for many years, as a Bible class teacher, church treasurer, and leader of the Benevolence Ministry.

Mr. Tatom received his greatest joy when serving people and being involved in his church. He loved the time spent with his family and friends from church. He was always rich in friends because he was more than willing to go the extra mile for anyone whom he might assist. He was always willing to help family and friends without asking anything in return. He loved life and he loved people. He projected a winning smile, with eyes that showed he cared and apersonality which made those who knew him truly blessed to have spent time with him.

Survivors include: his wife, Liz of Sulphur springs; daughters, Lynn Litzel and husband Phil, of Plano, and Nan Price and husband Roger, of Sulphur Springs; a son, Neil Tatom of Abiliene; grandchildren, Jay Price and wife Suzannah, Clay Price and wife Julie, Tate Price and wife Kobie, Tia Kirkpatrick and husband John, and Kim Price, all of Sulphur Springs, Loren Tatom, Seth Tatom, and Melanie Tatom of Abiliene, and Philip Litzel and wife Amy, of Garland; a brother-in-law, R.V. Stracener and sister-in-law, Velitia Stracener of Hurst; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, friends, and most cherished friend, Mel Panter.

He was preceded in death by: his parents; two sisters, Lorraine Walker and Faustine Stracener; a brother, Ben Tatom; and a grandson, Scott Price, in 2008.

Memorials may be made to the League Street Church of Christ or to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Merle Elaine Neas

Funeral services for Merle Elaine Neas, age 84, of Tyler and formerly of Hopkins County, will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Friday, August 22, 2008, at the Brashear Baptist Church. Re. David Burns will officiate.

Burial will follow in the Brashear Cemetery, following services, with Gene George, L.D. White, Larry Vaughn, Carl Smith, Scott Mabe, and Cory Hale serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 t0 2:00 p.m., prior to services, at Brashear Baptist Church.

Mrs. Neas passed away on Wednesday, August 20, 2008, at Hospice of East Texas, in Tyler.  She was born on March 20, 1924, in Hopkins County, the daughter of Benjamin Logan Nichols and Ethel Brackney Nichols. She married Travis Neas, in Hopkins County. He preceded her in death.

Mrs. Neas was a homemaker and longtime member of the Brashear Baptist Church.

Survivors include: one sister, Roxie Gaines of Ferris, Texas; and nieces, Paula Elaine Everett of Tyler, Sue Lindley of Brashear, and Linda Davis of Cumby.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Ruby Martin Tedford; and four brothers, Ben Nichols, Robert Nichols, Roy Nichols, and Earl Nichols.

Tapp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Mary Frances Cox

 

Funeral services for Mary Frances Cox age 82, of Saltillo will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday August 20, 2008 at the Sam B. Harvey Funeral Home with Rev. Lewis McCartney officiating. 

Burial will follow at the Stouts Creek Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 PM Tuesday, August 19, 2008 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Cox died Monday August 18, 2008 at the Hospice Homeplace in Tyler. She was born on November 26, 1925 in Saltillo, Texas the daughter of William Riley and Eddie Caron Thomas Smith.  She married Guy Cox and he preceded her in death on June 17, 1985. 

Mrs. Cox was a homemaker.

She is survived by her two sons; James Cox and Steve Cox of Saltillo; daughter and son-in-law Hope and Larry Millikin of Tyler; two brothers Tommy Smith of Hawkins and Clark Smith of Saltillo; three sisters; Ruth Watts Burneyville, OK, Martha Massengill Bossier City, LA, and Lousie Rogers of Dallas, TX.

Mrs. Cox was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers; Gene Smith, Jody Smith and Dick Smith and one sister; Regina Knowles. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Sam B. Harvey Funeral Home.

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Gene Lampp

Funeral services for Gene Lampp,  age 78, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 19, 2008, at First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs. Dr. Bob McCartney and Rev. Fred Lewis will officiate.

A military graveside service will be conducted under the direction of the Hopkins County Military Coalition, at Gafford Chapel Cemetery. Kevin Smithson, Wesley Smithson, Robert Harbin, Jared harris, Mike Gray, and Bryan Richardson will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Virgil Cobb, Delbert Davis, Norman Chandler, and Fellowhip Class of First Baptist Church.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Monday, August 18, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Lampp passed away on Saturday, August 16, 2008, in Paris Regional Medical Center. He was born in Hillsboro, Texas, on September 26, 1929, the son of Emery Gilbert and Era Cummins Lampp. He married Wille B. Richardson, in Ralls, Texas, on March 24, 1951. She survives.

Mr. Lampp was a retired engineering manager, having worked at General Telephone Company. He served in the U.S. Army, During the Korean Conflict and was a member of the Hopkins County Military Coalition. He was a member of First Baptist Church and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.

Other suvivors include: a daughter, Vicki Smithson and husband, Teddy, of Lamesa, Texas; a son, Eddie Lampp and wife, Tawlene, of Sulphur Springs; a sister, Sue Buchanan of Odessa; a brother, Joe Lampp, of Cashion, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Amy Harbin, Kevin Smithson, Wesley Smithson, Karla Harris, Tanna Lampp, and Morgan Lampp; and great-grandchildren, Dusty Harbin, Rylee Hardin, and Aden Harris.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Florence Hageman; and two brotherss, Kenneth Lampp and Leo Lampp.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Music Ministry.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Jackie Petter

A private memorial will be held for Jackie Ann Petter, age 61, of Sulphur Springs.

Mrs. Petter passed away on Friday afternoon, August 15, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital, following a battle with cancer. She was born on February 6, 1947, in Paducah, Texas, the daughter of Jack Seales and Jaunita Berry.

Jackie was a longtime secretary at the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce, and more recently was an administrative assistant for the Hopkins County Appraisal District. She married Ben Petter, in Greenville, Tx, on August 27, 1992. He survives.

Other survivors include: her mother, Juanita Berry; sons and step-sons, Toby Roberson and wife Cathy of McKinney, Brandon Roberson and wife Julie of Mesquite, and Ronnie Petter of Sulphur Springs; step-daughters, Kim Epps and husband Scott of Waxahachie, and Andrea Hooker and husband Jerry of Italy, Texas; a brother, Randy Berry and wife Jeannie of Lubbock; and 8 beautiful grandchildren that were the "light" of her life.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in her honor to : ETMC Cancer Institute, 721 Clinic Drive, Tyler, Texas, 75701.

You may register on-line condolences at www.westoaksfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Wiley Sanders, Jr.

Funeral services for Wiley Luther Sanders, Jr., age 83, of Wills Point, are scheduled  for 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 19, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Mac A. Costlow will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Sulphur Springs City Cemetery, with David Combs, Steve Combs, Matt Combs, Randy Taylor, Tim Taylor, Lealand Taylor, Bobby Perez, and Kevin Townsend serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 5:00 t0 7:00 p.m., Monday, August 18, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mr. Sanders passed away in Wills Point, on Thursday, August 14, 2008. He was born on December 27, 1924, in Brashear, Texas, the son of Wiley Luther and Margaret Anderson Sanders. After leaving high school in Overland, Texas, he married the love of his life, Minnie Eldered, on February 28, 1944, prior to his joining the Navy, where he spent 18 months of sea duty on the U.S.S. Bennion. After faithful service to his country, he became a welder. He worked for Murray Co. of Texas, where he retired after 30 years of service. He was a member of Calvary First Baptist Church.

Survivors include: a son, Glyn Sanders of Hope, Arkansas; daughters, Brenda Perez of Oklahoma, and Sharon Combs of Wills Point; a brother, Jack Sanders of Arkansas; a sister Manah Lunsford, of Orange, Texas; grandchildren, Glynda Townsend, Robert Allen Perez, John R. Perez, April Perez, and Sara Combs: great-grandchildren, Lyndsie Smillie, Robby Perez, Jordan Perez, Hayle Perez, Madeline Perez, Tristan Perez, Mariah King and Hanah King.

He was preceded in death by his wife, in 2005;  and brothers, Dupree Sanders, Uree Sanders, Zeb Sanders, Elsie Patton, Wesley Sanders, and Harvey Sanders.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Ruby Bowen

Graveside funeral services for Ruby Mae Bowen, age 79, of Tyler and formerly of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Thursday, August 14, 2008, at the Martin Springs Cemetery. Rev. B.J. Teer will officiate.

No formal visitation is scheduled.

Ms. Bowen passed away on Tuesday, August 12, 2008, at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. She was born on July 9, 1929, in Winnsboro, the daughter of Chales and Bessie Hartman Leverton.

Ms. Bowen was a homemaker.

Survivors include: a son, Weldon Bowen and wife Susan, of Lindale; two grand-children, Cole Bowen and David Paschall; and two great-grandchildren.

Ms. Bowen was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Patricia Bowen; one brother, Oscar Leverton; and three sisters, Laura Newland, Blanche Canady; and Ester Rodgers.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

 

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Sherrill Sewell

Funeral services for Sherrill Sewell, age 73, of Como, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Thursday, August 14, 2008, at Tapp Funeral Home. Bro. Eric Graham will officiate.

Burial will follow services in the Richland Cemetery, with Jim Murray, Carlton Sewell, Charlie Rodgers, Lyndon Sewell, and Freddie Rowell serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 13, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mr. Sewell passed away on Monday, August 11, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born on May 18, 1935, in Sulphur Springs, the son of Merrill Allen Sewell and Katie Ruth Brooks Sewell.

Mr. Sewell was a retired farmer.

Survivors include: a son, Roger Sewell, of Como; a daughter, Lana York, of Eustace; grandchildren, Stephanie York, DeAnna York, and James York; a great-grandchild, Cayden York; and one brother, David Sewell.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two children, Melina Sewell and Allen Sewell.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Glenn Kenley

Graveside funeral services for Glenn Kenley, age 87, of Brashear, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Thursday, August 14, 2008, at Greenview Cemetery. Rev. Fred Lewis will officiate.

Honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 9:00 p.m., on Wednesday, August 13, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Kenley passed away on Sunday, August 10, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born on December 28, 1920, in Coleman, Texas, the son of Phillip Dave and Dora C. Smith Kenley. He married Lee Hausman, who preceded him in death.

Mr. Kenley began his career in hospital administration for Wrinkler County Memorial Hospital, in Kermit, TX, and for Hopkins County Memorial Hospital in Sulphur Springs from 1963 through 1986. He was hospital administratior in Sulphur Springs for twenty-three years. He was a member of First Baptist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army, 36th Division, medical detachment during WWII. He received the Silver Star for gallantry in action, in France in 1944, and a Purple Heart.

Survivors inclue: one son, Phil Kenley and wife Carla; one daughter, Sue Potts and husband Tommy; grandchildren, Kristi Kenley of Greenville, Scott Kenley and wife Jenny of College Station; Blair Kenley and wife Kristin of Midland; Jim Potts and wife Christiane of San Antonio, and Zachary Potts and wife Stephanee of New Braunfels; two sisters, Bonnie Cominsky and huband Lou of Overton, and Syble Hollis of Crosby; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

Memorials may be made to the American Printing House For The Blind, 1839 Frank Fort, P.O. Box 6389, Louisville, KY.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Ola Worsham

Funeral services for Ola Worsham,  age 82, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 13, 2008, in the West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Sammy Porter and REv. Charles Rawlinson will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the New Hope Cemetery, with Ben Worsham, Dusty Worsham, Heath Hyde, Jack moore, Mike Shing, and Keith Shing serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Clint Spencer, Bill Gregg, Jimmy Gregg, and Bill Johnson.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., on Tuesday, August 12, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Worsham passed away on on Saturday, August 9, 2008, at Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab Center. She was born in Hopkins County, on October 24, 1925, the daughter of Johnny and Annie Kitts Spencer.

She worked at the H.D. Lee Company in Sulphur Springs, before opening her own dress shop, where she was self-employed. She was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include: two sons, Archie B. Worsham and wife Connie, and John Charles Worsham; two sisters, Mary Bonham and Rose Enix; two brothers, J.W. Spencer and his wife Jackie, and Charles Spencer and his wife Glenna; three grandchildren, Amy Cruz, Ben Worsham, and Dusty Worsham; as well as a host of very special cuousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Lawrence "Uncle L.A." Spigner

Funeral services for Lawrence "Uncle L.A." Spigner, Jr.,  age 86, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 12, 2008, at Morning Chapel Baptist Church. Rev. Harold B. Nash will officiate.

Mr. Spigner passed away on Thursday, August 7, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born in Pickton, Texas, on February 25, 1922, the son of Lawrence A. Spigner, Sr. and Exie Carbin Spigner.

Mr. Spigner moved to 800 Carter Street in 1958, in Sulphur Springs, and resided there for the past 50 years. He was a retired Shoe Maintenance Engineer for Briley's Barber Shop, in Sulphur Springs.

Survivors include: a sister, Christene Watson; one aunt, Mozelle Williams; one uncle, Nathaniel Spigner; a special niece, Carolyn M. Thomas; and a host of other nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Arrangements are with Mason & Mason Mortuary.

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Orville J. Moody

Memorial services for Orville J. Moody, age 74, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 12, 2008, in First Baptist Church Sulphur Springs.

No formal visitation is planned.

Mr. Moody passed away on Friday, August 8, 2008, at Victoria Gardens, in Allen, Texas, from complications associated with mutiple myeloma. He was born on December 9, 1933, in Chickasha, Oklahoma, the son of Cleave and Sarah Moody, being the youngest of ten children.

He served in the U.S. Army for fourteen years before joining the PGA Tour in 1967. He won the U.s. Open in 1969, at the Champions Country Club in Houston and was a five-time runner-up on the PGA Tour, winning tournaments in Hong Kong, Morocco, and Australia. He and his family moved to Sulphur springs in 1981, where he assumed the duties as the golf pro at the Sulphur Springs Country Club. In 1984, he resumed his professional golf career by joining the Senior PGA Tour. He won the first tournament he entered in Panama and had 11 victories on the Senior Tour, including the 1989 U.S. Open.

Moody also enjoyed fishing, hunting, and watching all sports.

Survivors include: three daughters, Michelle and  husband Randy Blackmon of Sulphur Springs, Sabreena Moody of Sherman, and Kelley Moody of Melissa, Texas; a son, Jason Moody, of The Colony; three sisters, Imogene ARkin of Pensacola, Florida, and Florita Cordoba and Adline Allen, both of Elko, Nevadad; and eight grandchildren, Taylor Gundvaldson of Weatherford, Ashton Mood and Hunter Moody of Sherman, Zachary Balckmon and Brody Blackmon of Sulphur Springs, Makenna Moody of Melissa, Hannah Irby of Sulphur Springs, and Mallari Moody of Cooper.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; and three brothers.

Memorials may be made to: Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund, P.O. Box 3968, Gathersburg, Maryland 20885-3968.

Arrangements are with Mason and Mason Mortuary.

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Glenn Wayne Jackson

Graveside funeral services for Glenn Wayne Jackson, age 53, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Monday, August 11, 2008, at the Oaklawn Cemetery in Cooper. Neal Cochran will officiate.

No formal visitation is scheduled.

Mr. Jackson passed away on Wednesday, August 6, 2008, in Houston, TX. He was born on July 29, 1955, in Hopkins County, the son of James Sidney and Freda Mae Lee Jackson.

Mr. Jackson was a truck driver.

Survivors include: a son, Luke Jackson of Mineola; a daughter and son-in-law, Victoria Jackson and Joseph Malone of Sulphur Springs; nine brothers, James Jackson, Billy Jackson and Bobby Jackson, all of Sulphur Springs, Jerry Jackson of Mineola, William Jackson of Paris, Johnny Jackson of Yantis, Charles Jackson and Delbert Jackson of Hawkins, and Donald Jackson of Liberty City; and one sister, Mae Brantley of Sulphur Springs.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Arrangements are with Delta Funeral Home.

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Raymond H. Miller

Funeral services for Raymond H. Miller, age 83, of Baraboo, Wisconsin, and father of Sulphur Springs residents Elmer Miller and Sheila Swatsell, are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Saturday, August 11, 2008, at the Rago-Baldwin Funeral Home, in Baraboo. Chaplaine Karen Schilling will officiate.

Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m., until service time, on Saturday.

Interment will follow services in the St. John's Cemetery, Rock Springs, Wisconsin, with full military rites provided by the Baraboo Veterans Honor Guard.

Mr. Miller passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2008, at St. Clare Meadows Care Center in Baraboo. He was born on October 8, 1924, in Manchester, Iowa, ths son of Lyle and Pearl Turner Miller. He was a veteran of WWII, serving in the U.S. Army in Europe, in the Normandy region of France and the Rhineland in Germany, from 1943 t0 1945. He married Billee Parrot, on June 3, 1950, in Manchester, Iowa.

Together, Billee and Raymond farmed for over 40 years in Iowa and Wisconsin, before retiring to Baraboo. Then they worked at Devil's Lake State Park, for over 10 years, where they were affectionately known as "Ma and Pa," by the park staff and visitors.

Survivors include: his wife, Billee; five children, Billee (life partner Alice) Bayou of Madison, WI, Elmer (Sue) Miller of Sulphur Spirngs, Sheila (Bob) Swatsell of Sulphur Springs, Brian (fiancee' Patty) Miller of Baraboo, and Blane (Linda) Miller of Gilberts, Illinois; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; three brothers; four sisters; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

Arrangements are with Rago-Baldwin Funeral Home, in Baraboo, Wisconsin.

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Clovis Fox

Memorial services for Clovis Fox, age 80, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 3:00 p.m., Sunday, August 10, 2008, at First United Methodist Church. Rev. Russell Floyd and Rev. Debbie Rigsby will officiate.

A private graveside service will be held at Restlawn Memorial Park, prior to the service.

There will be no formal visitation.

Mr. Fox passed away on Thursday afternoon, August 07, 2008, at his residence. He was born in Hopkins County, on June 18, 1928, the son of C.H. "Bill" and Pearline Winnett Fox. He married Louise Watson, in Sulphur Springs, on June 18, 1949. She survives.

Mr. Fox was owner of Home Lumber Company and a member of First United Methodist Church.

Other survivors include: two sons, Mike Fox of Austin and Lonnie Fox and wife Tracey, of Sulphur Springs; a daughter, Maleta Reynolds and husband Ricky, of Sulphur Springs; two brothers, Dwayne Fox of Shirley and Joe Fox of Pueblo, Colorado; a sister, Lynda Sue Pettit, of Florida; and grandchildren, Dru Fox, John Michael Fox, Sarah Fox, Hayley Reynolds, and Emily Reynolds.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Janelle Bush.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Jacqueline Bonner

Funeral services for Jacqueline Bonner, age 51, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Saturday, August 9, 2008, at Mitchell Chapel Church of God in Christ. Supt. Nelson Gatlin will officiate.

Burial will follow services in the St. Luke Cemetery, with Marcus Kendricks, Roderick Godbolt, Broderick Godbolt, Tim Ransom, Adraian Clayton, and Cody Clayton serving as pallbearers.

No formal visitation will be conducted.

Ms. Bonner passed away on Thursday, August 7, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born on October 9, 1957, in Sulphur Springs, the daughter of Robert Bonner, Sr. and Bobbie Clayton Bonner.

Survivors include: her mother, Bobbie Clayton Bonner; and one brother, Robert Bonner, Jr., and wife Mary, all of Sulphur Springs.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Tommy Preston Bearden

Graveside funeral services for Tommy Preston Bearden, age 30, 0f Winnsboro and formerly of Hopkins County, are scheduled for 2:00  p.m., Monday, August 11, 2008, at Hopewell Cemetery. Brother Nub Brown will officiate.

Visitation will be 30 minutes prior to services.

Mr. Bearden passed away on Thursday morning, August 7, 2008, at East Texas Medical Center, in Tyler. He was born in Wood County, on May 22, 1978, the son of Bobby Norman  and Bonnie Kay Peckham Bearden.

He was a construction worker.

Survivors include: four brothers, Claxton Wayne Bearden, Jack Bearden, Keven Bearden, all of Winnsboro, and George Bearden of Paris; a sister, Patricia Potter of Mt. Vernon; a grandmother, Mary Bearden of Winnsboro; parents, Bobby and Bonnie Bearden of Winnsboro; and a grandfather, Charlie Peckham of Winnsboro.

He was preceded in death by his granfather, Norman Bearden; and his grandmother, Bennie Peckham.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Leatrice L. LeMoine

Funeral services for Leatrice Lavonne "Nana" LeMoine, age 88, of Grand Saline, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Thursday, August 7, 2008, in the West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Pete Hollingsworth will officiate.

Burial will follow services in the Sulphur Springs City Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be James Cude, Jeff Cude, Jerry Crain, Heath LeMoine, Joel Cude, and Stephen Hill. Honorary pallbearers will be Jaron Cude, Austin Cude, Heath "Bubba" LeMoine, Jr., Joey Cude, and Jerry Bain LeMoine.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 6, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mrs. LeMoine passed away on Monday morning, August 4, 2008, at Azalea Trails Nursing Home in Grand Saline. She was born on April 19, 1920, the daughter of Henry Patrick and Maggie Lena McCutchen Bain, in Peerless, Texas.

Mrs. LeMoine was a homemaker.

Survivors include: two daughters, Jo Crain and her husband Jerry, of Quinlan, and Ann Cude of Grand Saline; eight grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Jerry Bain LeMoine; one brother; and five sisters.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Maggie Finnie

Funeral services for Maggie Finnie, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with Tapp Funeral Home.

Ms. Finnie passed away on Sunday, August 3, 2008, at her residence.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Ronnie Maynard

Funeral services for Ronnie Lee Maynard, age 55, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 6, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Doyle Hayes will officiate.

There will be no formal visitation.

Mr. Maynard passed away on Saturday evening, August 2, 2008, in the East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. He was born in Cooper, Texas, on June 29, 1953, the son of Carl and Florida Morris Maynard. He was married to Minda Maynard for 13 years. She survives.

Mr. Maynard was a retired machinist.

Other survivors include: two daughters, Misty Maynard and Aimee Maynard; a son, B.J. Maynard, all of Sulphur Springs; six sisters, Dorothy Skinner of Cooper, Connie Parks and Frances Rowe of Commerce, Betty Stewart of Brashear, Billie Robinson of Cooper, and Patricia Virgil of Birthright; and grandchildren, Catilin Wetherread, Hunter Maynard, Erica Russel and Dillon Maynard.

He was preceded in death y his parents; and one brother.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Larry Bunch

Funeral services for Larry Bunch, Sr., age 65, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 7, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel.  Rev. Jack Bankhead will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Mahoney Cemetery, with Darran Bunch, Gary Bunch, Joe Bunch, Lonnie Bunch, Brandon Bunch, Allen Bunch, and Lanoy Swanson serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 6, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mr. Bunch passed away on Saturday evening, August 2, 2008, in an Arlington Hopsital. He was born in Mahoney, on September 17, 1942, the son of Ernest and Dovie Townsend Bunch. He married Nora Mae Stringer, at White Stettlement, on September 29, 2001. She survives.

Mr. Bunch was a retired bus driver and school bus driver. He was of the Baptist faith.

Other survivors include: six sons, Larry Don Bunch, Jr., of Granbury, Dwayne Bunch of Benbrook, Jeff Bunch of Granbury, Eric Bunch of Azle, Charles Stringer of Dennison, and Kyle Atchley of Arlington; a daughter, Dorothy Felkner of Ft. Worth; three brothers, Albert Bunch of Mobile, Alabama, Billy Bunch of Boyd, and Sammy Bunch of Cleburne; a sister, Peggy McCormick of Greenville; and grandchildren, Leah Bunch, Kali Bunch, Kasi Bunch, Justin Felkner, Christopher Felkner, and Reba Felkner.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Hubert Bunch and Gary Bunch.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Thomas Smithers

Funeral services for Thomas Houston Smithers, age 48, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 5, 2008, at Calvary Baptist Church. Rev. Lee Huff will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Cumby Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., on Monday, August 4, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Smithers passed away on Saturday evening, August 2, 2008, following a brief battle with cancer.. He was born on April 30, 1960, in Sulphur Springs, TX, the son of J. C. and Cora Marie Smith Smithers.

Mr. Smithers was a truck driver for R.L. Wright Trucking Company and a a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Survivors include: his mother, Cora Marie Smith; two sisters, Pat George and husband Gene of Brashear, and Billie Hill and husband Henry of Sulphur Springs; a brother, B.J. Smithers and wife Ludonna of Brashear; one step-daughter, Misty Veracruz of Sulphur Springs; two step-sons, Steven Adair and Justin Adair, both of Sulphur Springs; seven step-granchildren; his fiance, Cheree Huff of Sulphur Springs; and many niecies, nephews, and friends that he loved dearly.

He was preceded in death by his father: a nephew, Wade Smithers; and a niece, Terri French.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Nykesha Harris Smith

Funeral services for Nykesha LaGail Harris, age 27, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 6, 2008, at East Caney Missionary Baptist Church. Rev. M. Lavelle Hendricks will officiate.

Burial will follow services in the East Caney Cemetery with Marcus Harris, Wayne Harris, Billy Harris, Kevin Harris, Joe Wilkerson, Terry Williams, Bradon Harris, and Mark Davenport serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friendds at West Oaks Funeral Home from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., on Tuesday, August 5, 2008.

Mrs. Smith passed away on Saturday morning, August 2, 2008, in an automobile accident, in Sulphur Springs. She was born in Hopkins County on February 17, 1981, the daughter of Stanley and Wanda Harris. She married Robert Smith, Jr. He survives.

Other survivors include: her parents; her step-mother, Sonya Harris; a step-son, Devin Franklin; two sisters, Kenyita and Bridget Harris; a brother, Jeremy Harris; grandmothers, Luevelle Harris of Sulphur Springs, and Linda Johnson of Dayton, TX.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, A.J. Harris.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Vera Lynn Herren

Funeral services for Vera Lynn Mallett Herren, age 79, of Dallas and formerly of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 5, 2008, at First United Methodist Church, in Sulphur Springs. Rev. Charles Moore and Rev. Russell Floyd will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Pleasant Grove North Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers will be Larry Rasure, Mike Mahand, Red Cross, Ronny Wyatt, Barry Wills, Truman Regan, Reece Booher, and Jeff Massey.

Visitation will be from 4:00 t0 6:00 p.m., Monday, August 4, 2008, at Tapp Funeral Home.

Mrs. Herren passed away on Saturday, August 2, 2008, at Doctor's Hospital in Dallas.  She was born in Sulphur Springs, on November 26. 1928, the daughter of John Tobe and Finley Osbon Mallett. She married Al Herren, in Dallas, TX, on March 18, 1949. He preceded her in death in 1998.

Mrs. Herren worked for over 30 years at Mary Lynn's Collegiate Shop in Sulphur Springs. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and a faithful member of the Crusaders Sunday School Class.

Survivors include: one daughter, Cindy Herren, of Garland; and numerous cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband; and one son, Johnny Herren.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church or the chairty of your choice.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Larry Cameron

Funeral services for Larry Cameron, age 47, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August9, 2008, at Davis Street Baptist Church. Pastor Lee Sheldt, Pastor Ty Schenzel, and Pastor Mark Gamber will officiate.

Interment will follow services in Restlawn Memorial Park, with Steve Sveum, Dale Owens, Roger Meeks, Jeff Cahill, Antwone Young, Wendel Nolen, Jonathan Jacobs, Rick Pace, Burce Bode, and Mike Scanlon serving as pallbearers. The Christian Motorcycle Association will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Friday, August 8, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Cameron passed away on Friday afternoon, August 1, 2008, at Antlers, Oklahoma, as the result of a motorcycle accident. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska, on October 12, 1960, the son of Horace and Sarah Pace Cameron. He worked his entiere adult life as a salesman and last worked for Hypro Corporation of Minneapolis, MN. He was a deacon of the First Assembly of God Church, and a member of the Christian Motorcycle Association and the Christian Alliance.

Survivors include: daughters, Jamie Jandel Young, and husband Antwone, and Jennifer Cameron, both of Sulphur Springs; sons, Jeremy Cameron and Josh Cameron, both of Sulphur Springs; parents, Sarah Cameron of Omaha, Nebraska, and Harry Cameron of Greenville, Illinois; brothers, Steve Cameron, Ron Cameron and wife Karen, and John Cameron and wife Cindy, all of Omaha, Nebraska; a sister, Patty Jacobs and husband Michael, of Omaha, Nebraska; and grandchildren, Matthew Young, Maddux Cammeron-Weatherall, and Baby Johnson (due in late August), all of Sulphur Springs. Additional survivors include several nieces and nephews, among them Bree Cameron.

Memorials may be made to the Cameron Family Memorial Fund, at City National Bank, 201 Connally St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Roger Alan Friend

A visitation for Roger Alan Friend, age 67, of Cumby, is planned at Cumby Funeral Home from 11:00 a.m., until 3:00 p.m., Sunday, August 3, 2008.

Mr. Friend passed away on Thursday afternoon, July 31, 2008, at Paris Regional Medical Center. He was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on January 8, 1941, the son of Herman and Patricia Terry Friend. He married Rosann Elizabeth Rhodes, in Rockwall, on August 26, 1977. She survives.

Mr. Friend was a self-employed carpenter and served in the U.S. Marines.

Other survivors include: a daughter, Renee Seely and husband, Brian, of Cumby; his mother, Patricia Anderson, of Missouri Valley, Iowa; and grandchildren, Brittany Seely and Paige Seely of Cumby.

He was preceded in death by his father, Herman Friend; a brother, Danny Friend; a sister, Pat Ann Anderson; and his step-father, Warren Anderson.

Cremation arrangements are with Cumby Funeral Home.

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Louise Titsworth

Funeral services for Louise Titsworth, age 84, of Sulphur Springs, are sceduled for 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 1, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Shane Carrington will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Peerless Cemetry, with Danny Evans, Thurman Littlefield, Randy McCoy, Kenneth Taylor, Roy Roach, and William Sims serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Mrs. Titsworth passed away on Wednesday morning, July 30, 2008, at Carriage House Manor Nursing Home. She was born in Ridgeway, on June 3, 1924, the daughter of Pascal and Florence Ethel Mahaffey Williams. She married A.L. Titsworth, in Sulphur springs, on July 13, 1940. He preceded her in death in 2000.

Mrs. Titsworth was a homemaker and of the Church of Christ faith.

Survivors include: a son, Jerry Titsworth and wife Elaine, of Sulphur springs; a sister, Verda Hopkins of Red Oak; grandchildren, Tony Titsworth and Janette Sims; great-grandchildren, Whitnie McCoy, Cody Titsworth, Brad Sims, and Samantha Sims; and one great-great- grandchild, Juliean McCoy.

She was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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James Melton

Funeral services for James Calvin Melton, age 74, of Tira, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 1, 2008, at Tapp Funeral Home. Rev. Ed Dodd and Rev. Leroy Reeves will offiicate.

Burial will follow services in the Tira Cemetery, with friends and relatives serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 t0 11:00 a.m., prior to services.

Mr. Melton passed away on Tuesday evening, July 29, 2008, in Cooper, TX. He was born on June 21, 1934, in Tira, Texas, the son of James Henry Melton and Scelena Elizabeth Chapman Melton.

Mr. Melton was a retired machine operator, having been employed with Rockwell Valve Company for 13 years. He was of the Methodist faith.

Survivors include: sisters, Melba Lawson of Tira and Mamie Joe Hendrick of Carrolton; and numberous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Ida Faye Lawson; and one brother, Jim Bob Melton.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Bobby Glenn Pinson

Funeral services for Bobby Glenn Pinson, age 52, of Mexia and formerly of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Thursday, July 31, 2008, at Tapp Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Michael Howard will officiate.

There will be no formal visitation.

Burial will follow services in the Black Oak Cemetery, with Billy Pinson, Jr., Lannie Pinson, Michael Pinson, and Dewayne Craig serving as pallbearers.

Mr. Pinson passed away on Sunday, July 27, 2008, at Breckenridge Hospital in Austin, Texas. He was born on September 11, 1955, in Sulphur Springs, the son of W.T. Pinson and Verna Collins Pinson.

Survivors include: one sister, Shirley Craig and husband Elton, of Sulphur Springs; one brother, Billy Pinson and wife Dianna, of Sulphur Springs; and nephews, Billy Pinson, Jr., Lannie Pinson, Michael Pinson, and Dewayne Craig.

Mr. Pinson was preceded in death by his parents.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Guy Davis

Military graveside services, under the direction of the Hopkins County Military Coalition, for Guy Davis, age 81, of Campbell and formerly of Hopkins County, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 31, 2008, at Restlawn Memorial Park.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 30, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Davis passed away on Tuesday morning, July 29, 2008, at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. He was born in Slaton, Tx, on July 10 , 1927, the son of Charlie Charmer Price and Dora Ada George Davis. He married Jo Ann Pounds, in Lubbock, on March 26, 1963. She survives.

Mr. Davis was a retired welder and locksmith. He was of the Church of God faith and served in the U.S. Navy.

Other survivors include: three sons, Sandy Ray Davis of Benbrook, Danny Alan Davis of Greenville, and Charles Brian Davis of Cooper; grandchildren, Crystal Bragg, Michael Davis, Na Coe Ross, Aaron Davis, and Lauren Davis; and two great-grandchildren, Adysen Ross and Baby Bragg.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, H.P. Davis and Shelby Dan Davis.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Michael Jones Hill

Graveside f uneral services for Michael Jones Hill, age 55, of Lone Oak and formerly of Hopkins County, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 31, 2008, at Sunny Point Cemetery. Rev. David Combest will officiate.

Visitation will be 30 minutes prior to the service at the cemetery.

Mr. Hill passed away on Tuesday morning, July 29, 2008, at his residence. He was born on December 17, 1952, in Decatur, Alabama, the son of Loyal Henry and Cella Mae Smith Hill. He married Glenna Cocke in Greenville, Tx, on August 26, 1997. She survives.

Mr. Hill was an auto glass trimmer.

Other survivors include: one son, Ryan Loyal Hill of Coppell; and two sister, Barbra Gree of Kingswood and Marsha Williams of New Caney.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Roger Hill.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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John F. Griffin, Jr.

Funeral services for John F. Griffin, Jr., age 80, of Lone Oak and formerly of Hopkins County, are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Griffin passed away on Sunday afternoon, July 27, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Cleveland Strange

Funeral services for Cleveland Strange, age 55, of Sulphur springs, are pending with Tapp Funeral Home.

Mr. Strange passed away on Thursday, July 24, 2008, at Paris Regional Hospital.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Ronald Eckstrom

Memorial services for Ronald Eckstrom, age 75, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 3:00 p.m., Saturday, July 26, 2008, at the Hopkins County Civic Center. Jim Burch will officiate.

No formal visitation is planned.

Mr. Eckstrom passed away on Wednesday night, July 23, 2008, at his residence. He was born in Minneapolis, MN, on February 23, 1933, the son of Carl John and Corinne Zetturland Eckstrom. He married Marlyavon (Marty" Bouck, on August 1, 1953, in Wayzata, MN. She survives.

Mr. Eckstrom was a Jehovah Witness's elder and minister from over 60 years.

Other suvivors include: three sons, Deane Eckstrom of Mt. Pleasant, Mark Eckstrom of Sulphur Springs, and Andrew Eckstrom of Hugh Springs; three daughters, Pamela Eckstrom of Albuquerque, NM, Rachel Chavez of Salem, OR, and Kristen Frazierof Bryan; ten grandchildren, Drew Eckstrom, Bethany Eckstrom, Megan Eckstrom, Matthew Luedke, Aubra Eckstrom, Morgan Luedke, Travis Eckstrom, Mason Eckstrom, Megan Eckstrom, and Lauren Eckstrom; two brothers, Bruce Eckstrom of Naples, and David Eckstrom of Mt. Pleasant; and one sister, Eleanor Shaver, of Wayzata, MN.

Memorials may be made to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness, 108 Colorado St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.

Cremation arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Sarah Nell Kirtley Paul

Funeral services for Sarah Nell Kirtley Paul, of Mesquite and formerly of Hopkins County, are pending with Tapp Funeral Home.

Mrs. Paul passed way on Monday, July 21, 2008, at her residence.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Grady Wright

Funeral services for Mr. Grady Wright, age 70, of the Pleasant Hill Community, are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Saturday, July 26, 2008, at the Pleasant Hill Baptist church. Rev. Barry Stribling will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, with Randall Fountain, Tyrone Fountain, Jackie Young, Jerrell Wright, Kenneth Wright, Thomas Johnson, Oscar Lee Thomas, Carl Thomas, Jr., and Tony Thomas serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Friday, July 25, 2008, at Mason & Mason Mortuary.

Mr. Wright passed away on Tuesday, July 22, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born on February 2, 1938, the son of Dave Wright, Sr. and Rosie Allen Thomas. He attended Douglas elementary school and high school. He was a farmer and groundskeeper at the Sulphur Country Club, for many years. Mr. Wright was a member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors include: two borthers, Bobby Joe Wright and wife Sammie Mae of Pleasant Hill, and Clyde Wright of Ladonia.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Gabriel Thomas, Dave Wright, Jr., and Marvell Wright; and one sister, Marvett Wright.

Arrangements are with Masson & Mason Mortuary.

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Verna Barnes

Funeral services for Verna Barnes, age 83, of Grandview and formerly of Hopkins County, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 21, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Steve Handley and Buddy Fry will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Mahoney Cemetery, with Gene Neal, Mike Phipps, Charles Phipps, Dale Phipps, Larry Pettis, and Bobby Barnes serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until service time, on July 21, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Barnes passed away on Thursday evening, July 17, 2008, at Grandview Nursing Home, in Grandview, TX. She was born in the Arbala Community of Hopkins County, on January 2, 1925, the daughter off O.C. and Dorsey Holbert Neal. She married Isaac Thomas Barnes, in Sulphur Springs, on April 24, 1943. He preceded her in death in 1996.

Mrs. Barnes was a retired mail clerk with the U.S. Postal Service. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include: two daughters, Doris Jean Ross and husband Jim, of New Summerfield, and Cindy Colquitt and husband Mike of Grandview; two sons, Thomas Errol Barnes of Argyle, and James Anthony Barnes of Oregon; a brother, O.C. Neal, of Temple; grandchildren, Denise Ross, Joy Jones, Kyle Ross, Marcie Freelen, Mandy Bradshaw, Shannon Clouse, Jennifer Barnes, Nikki Colquitt, and Elizaberth Colquitt; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, James E. Ross, Jr.; four brothers; and three sisters.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Anthony Moreland

Memorial services for Anthony Ladane Moreland, age 23, of Plano andformerly of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for Sunday, July 20, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home. Rev. Shannon Moreland will officiate.

Burial will be at a later date in the Horton Cemetery, with Colby Griffin, Tanner Moreland, Justin Zimmerman, Greg Defazio, Michael Mueller, Logan Dentler, Matthew Rhone, and Brody Potts serving as pallbearers. Jason Brittlecome will serve as an honorary pallbearers.

Mr. Moreland passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2008. He was born in Sulphur Springs, on January 13, 1985, the son of Tony Ladane and Tracy Renee Roberts Moreland. He was serving in the U.S. Ari Force at the time of his passing.

Survivors include: his father, Tony Moreland, of Wills Point; his mother, Tracy Moreland of Austin; one brother, Tanner Dwaine Moreland of Garland; and grandparents, Janet Moreland of Commerce, Judy Roberts of Austin, and Bill and Barbara Roberts of Lubbock.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Larry Dwayne Moreland, and an uncle, Marvin Dwaine Moreland.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice, in honor of Anthony Ladane Moreland.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Arlis Rush

Funeral services for Arlis Rush, age 93, of Dallas and formerly of Hopkins County, are pending with Tapp Funeral Home.

Mr. Rush passed away on Thursday morning, July 17, 2008, in Dallas.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Norman Stephens

Funeral services for Norman "Buddy" Stephens, age 68, of Sulphur Bluff, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 17, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Keith Kilmer will officiate.

Interment will follow in the Nelta Cemetery, with Trey Clark, Joe Singel, Chris Allen, Chad Stephens, Brad Stephens, and George Nichols serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 15, 2008, at the funeral home.

 

Mr. Stephens passed away on Tuesday afternoon, July 15, 2008, at Carriage House Manor. He was born in Hopkins County, on November 22, 1939, the son of Hershel and Opal Stapp Stephens.

Mr. Stepehens was an aeronomical engineer and was retired from E-Sytems. He served in the U.S. Army.

Survivors include: two daughters, Stephanie Stephens of Dike and Heather Clark of Mt. Vernon; a son, John Stephens of Buffalo; two brothers, Ronnie Stephens of Sulphur Bluff, and Mervis Stephens of Euless; and grandchildren, Chris Allen, Alie Clark, Addison Clark, and Callie Clark.

Agrrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Charlton A. Stovall

Funeral services for Charlton A. "Sonny" Stovall, age 90, are scheduled for 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 16, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home. Rev. Reuben Trussell will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Brigham Cemetery, in Campbell, TX. Pallbearers will be Shane Lassiter, Chad Stovall, Bobby Rhoades, Sonny Stovall, Rocky Stovall, Charlton Stovall, Glen Crouch and Robert Rhodes.

There will be no visitation.

Mr. Stovall passed away on Monday, July 14, 2008, in Greenville, Texas. He was born on April 30, 1918, the son of Crowell Foard and Nevada Barney Crum Stovall, in Rosshill, TX. On May 5, 1941, he married Velma "Sissie" Lucille Sneed, in Rockwall, TX. She preceded him in death.

Mr. Stovall was a farmer his whole life and enjoyed nothing better than being outdoors on his farm.

Survivors include: three sons, Don Stovall, of Royce City, Darrell Stovall and wife Vickie of Quinlan, and Dennith Stovall and wife Anita, of Bonham; two daughters, Darlene Crouch of Campbell, and Diane Rhodes and husband Robert, of Saltillo; 15 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandhild.

He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; a son; two brothers; and one sister.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Margaret Coker Adams

Graveside funeral services for Margaret Coker Admas will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 15, 2008, at Ridgeway Cemetery, with Chaplain Curtis French officiating.

Vistitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Monday, July 14, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Charles Coker, Robert Peterka, Toby J. Peterka, Joshua Martin, Ray Grimes, Don Adams, Daniel Huie and Christopher Skeen. Honorary pallbearers will be Hoppie Elliott, Jim Bathes, Larry Elliot, Johnny Huie, and Danny Huie.

Mrs. Adams passed away on Saturday, July 12, 2008, at her residence. She was born on December 8, 1937, in Albuquerque, NM, the daughter of Williams Clyde and V Annis Eldredge Yarbrough. She married Edward Doughlas Adams, on April 24, 1989, in Sulphur Springs. He survives.

Mrs. Adams was in the restaurant business for over 50 years and at one time onwed and operated Kingsway Restaurant in Sulphur Springs. She was of the Baptist Faith.

Other survivors include: one son, Charles "Danny" Coker and wife Dora of Lone Star; three daughters, Gale Martin and husband David of Sulphur Springs, Kay Peterka and husband Robert of Dike, and Karen Huie of Sulphur Springs; one step-son, Don Adams of Cumby; two step-daughters, Sherry Coffman and husband Tony of Dike, and Samantha Smider of Atlanta, Georgia; brothers, William "Dub" Yarbrough of Rico Rancho, NM, Alton Yarbrough and Kenny Yarbrough both of Albuquerque, NM; one sister, Lorraine Westbrook of Sulphur Springs; eleven grandchildren, Jessica Coker, Vicki Hume, Debbie Coker, Leslie Davis, Charlotte Arrington, Gretchen Colley, Joshua Martin, Felicia Schulz, Toby J. Peterka, Johnny Huie, and Stacey Gillespie; nine step-grandchildren, Angie Faulks, Mandy Young, Nikkie Taylor, Nanci and Ethan Adams, Christorpher and Anthony Skeen, and Abby and Jack Snider; 19 great-grandchildren; 12 step-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her adopted family H.E. and Janie Hazelwood, Stand and Jane Boultinghouse, Nacy Garrison, Mike and Glenda Yost, Willam and Jerry Cross, and Suzanne Wilson.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Shirley Thurman, Marie Cope, and Monda Pogan.

The family would like to express a special thank you to Stephanie, Jesica, Jamie, and Fran for the wonderful care you gave our mother.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice at Memoria, 115 Airport Road, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Charlie DeBord

Funeral services for Charlie DeBord, age 89, of Richardson and formerly of Hopkins County, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 16, 2008, in the Myra Wilson Chapel at City Cemetery.

Military graveside rites will follow in the Sulphur Springs City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 15, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. DeBord passed away on Friday, July 11, 2008, at his residence, in Richardson.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Mona Lee Ramsey

Mona Lee Ramsey, age 89, of Emory, passed away on Thursday, July 10, 2008, at her residence.

Agraveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 12, 1008, at Pilgrim Rest Cemetery, in Rains County. Rev. Steve Couch will officiate and gradsons will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mrs. Ramsey was born on March 24, 1919, in Ginger, near Emory. She was the daughter of F.D. and Odessa Liner Bishop. She married Farris Ramsey, on March 5, 1938, in Emory. He preceded her in death in February 0f 2007.

Mrs. Ramsey was a very strong and faithful Bapstist and was a member of Eastern Star. She, along with her husband, was owner and operator of Ramsey's Jeans, in Emory for a number of years.

Survivors include: four sons, Hershell L. Ramsey and wife, Karen, of Yantis, Lyndon F. Ramsey, James F. Ramsey, and Norman D. Ransmey and wife, Laura, all of Emory; one sister, Lois Vernon, of Dallas; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.

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

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home, in Emory.

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Rodney Rawls

A memorial service for Rodney Rawls, age 63, of Sulphur springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 15, 2008, at Wesley United Methodist Church.

No formal visitation is planned.

Mr. Rawls' family has donated his body to science through Life Legacy.

Mr. Rawls passed away on Thursday morning, July 10, 2008, at his residence. He was born in Ft. Worth, on September 29, 1944, the son of Arnold and Doris Champion Rawls. He married Nancy Alexander, on February 12, 1965, in Sulphur Springs. She survives.

Other survivors include: his mother, Doris Rawls, of Sulphur Springs; a daughter, Staci Burkham, of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Haley Herring, of Campbell, Laci Burkham, of Cooper, and Zane Burkham of Sulphur Springs; great-grandchildren, Joshua Herring and Haiden Herring, both of Campbell; sisters, Roseann Rawls, of Dallas, and Reisa Rawls, of Jacksonville, Florida; and a brother, Reid Rawsl, of Sulphur Springs.

He was preceded in death by his father, Arnold Rawls.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Sandi Sappenfield

A visitation for Sandi Sappenfield, age 65, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home, from 5:00 t0 7:00 p.m., on Monday, July 14, 2008.

Mrs. Sappenfield passed away on Thursday afternoon, July 10, 2008, at Carriage House Manor Nursing Home. She was born in Omaha, Nebraska, on October 25, 1942, the daughter of Leroy and Faye Frase Blough. She married Richard Sappenfield, in Ft. Calhoun, Nebraska, on June 15, 1985. He survives.

Mrs. Sappenfield was a welder.

Other survivors include: a son, Mark Menard; a daughter, Cindy Kampschneider; two sisters, Diane Verant, of Omaha, Nebraska, and Barbara Pixley, of Alaska; and six grandchildren.

Cremation arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Joe Pilcher

Memorial services for Joe “Papa Joe” Pilcher, age 83 of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 13, 2008 at the First United Methodist Church    

There will be no formal visitation. 

Mr. Pilcher passed away Thursday, July 10, 2008 at his residence.  Mr. Pilcher was born on January 13, 1925 in Antlers, Oklahoma the son of Rufus and Gertrude Nabors Pilcher.  He married Audrey Hopkins on March 26, 1960 in Douglas, Arizona.  She survives.  

Mr. Pilcher retired from Amoco Oil Company in 1984 after 34 years of employment.  He was a Master Mason with the Grand Lodge of Texas and a member of the Sharon Temple Shrine.  Mr. Pilcher was a member of the First United Methodist Church as well as a greeter for the early service.  He could be seen around town on his morning walks for many years.  He was recognized by his walking stick.  Mr. Pilcher was a “regular” at the local domino game.  He loved his friends, had many, and counted them all as family. 

Other survivors include three daughters,  Myra Watson and husband David of Sulphur Springs, Mary Thompson and husband Tommy of Sulphur Springs and Joy Hart and husband Michael of Rockwall, three grandchildren, Megan Watson, Kate Watson and Ben Watson all of Sulphur Springs. 

Memorials may be made to the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, 2222 Welborn Street, Dallas, Texas   75319-3993, First United Methodist Church, and Hospice at Memorial 115 Airport Road, Sulphur Springs, Texas   75482. 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Debra Williams

Memorial services for Debra Potts Williams, age 51,  of Pittsburg and formerly of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 3:00p.m., Sunday, July 13, 2008, at Horton Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5:00 t0 7:00 p.m., Saturday, July 12, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Ms. Williams passed away on Thursday, July 10, 2008, in Pittsburg. She was born in Lovington, New Mexico, on November 13, 1956, the daughter of Jordan Francis and Vivian Nita Clark Potts. She was an internet manager for Pittsburg Motors.

Survivors include: two daughters, Penny Williams Oxford, of Pittsburg, and Leslie Ann Williams of Sulphur Springs; a son, Jason Thomas Williams, of Sulphur Springs; her mother, Vivian Potts of McKinney; her grandmother, Alma Potts, of Grand Prairie; two brothers, Tommy Eugene Potts of Mt. Pleasant, and Sammy Lee Potts of McKinney; grandchildren, Taylor, Kailee, Jayden, and Macy Williams, Deanna Chiles, Peyton McGarity, Hannah Davis, and Qhalla Davis; a host of nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Lauryl Summerlin; and special family members, Ricky Williams, Sally Williams, Emily Williams, and Martin Davis.

She was preceded in death by her father; a sister, Nita Ann Pitcock; a borther, Johnny Lynn Potts; and father-in-law, Douglas Williams.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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James Shay

Funeral services for James Shay, age 70, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with Tapp Funeral Home.

Mr. Shay passed away on Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Ronald W. Petty

Graveside funeral services for Ronald W. Petty, age 60, of Reilly Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 9, 2008, at Reilly Springs Cemetery. Bro. Larry Baxley will officiate.

Members of the local VFW Post will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Petty passed away on Monday, July 7, 2008, at his residence. He was born on April 13, 1948, the son of Artis Lee and Bonita Scarborough Petty. He married Jonetta Wallace, on February 11, 1997, in Reilly Springs. She survives.

Mr. Petty was a member of Reilly Springs Baptist Church. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #221, 32nd Degree Scottish Rite, and the VFW. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.

Other survivors include: two sons, Jason Wayne Petty and Jeremy Nelson Petty; three sisters, Rita Blanton, of Emory, Velita McInvale, of Shirley, and Julita Richardson of Mahoney; and three brothers, Leonard Verrell Petty of Shirley, Lonnie Darrel Petty of Miller Grove, and Carl Lee Petty of Mahoney.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one siter, Anita Jean Brannon.

Memorials may be made to the Reilly Springs Cemetery, 1217 S. Broadway, Ste. Q, Sulphur Springs, Tx 75482.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Hazel "Shay" Nichols Ezell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loving, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Hazel Ezell went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 6, 2008.  Through the course of her 87 years, Hazel held the various roles of a strong woman, from homemaker to laborer, from daughter to wife, from mother to great-grandmother, from hard worker to lady of leisure.  After a short career in Dallas, she and her family returned to the family dairy in Pickton, Texas where she lived out the remainder of her life.

Hazel had a great passion for life, family and friends.  Family was a priority for her.  Whether she was cooking a huge meal for the whole family or taking care of her grandchildren, she always made room for more people at the table and more children in her home.  Some of the best memories the family will cherish and hold close in their hearts are holidays together, family travels, Friday night dinners, and learning about life on the dairy.

 

As a faithful member of Caney Baptist Church, Hazel’s voice could be clearly heard as she joyfully sang the hymns.  Her family and friends could often read her mood by listening for her humming and singing. 

 

She was full of wit.  Her eyes would twinkle with merriment and she brightened many lives with her smile.

 

Hazel Earlene Nichols was born in Hopkins County, Nov. 11, 1920 to Melvin and Viola Nichols.  She was married to John Howard Allen with whom she had 2 daughters, Barbara Allen Romack and Patsy Allen Bolton.  Following Howard’s death, Hazel married H.M. Ezell with whom she had a son, Michael Ezell.  Proceeded in death by her husbands and her parents, she is survived by her three loving children, daughters, Barbara Allen Romack and husband, Hal Romack of Sulphur Springs, Patsy Allen Bolton and husband, Morris (Butch) Bolton of Sulphur Springs, and son, Michael Ezell of Pickton.  She is also survived by her brother, Billy Nichols and wife, Wanda Nichols of Seguin, TX.  Hazel leaves 4 grandchildren, Greg Romack, Terry Bolton and wife, Sonja Bolton, Jeff Romack and wife, Kelly, and Tammy Bolton Raulerson and husband, Michael Raulerson.  She also leaves 6 great-grandchildren, Chainie Bolton, Chelbie Bolton, Cherish Bolton, Landon Romack, Connor Romack, and Tacey Raye Raulerson.

 

The family would like to thank the many friends and acquaintances who took the time to make her days on Earth as pleasant and comfortable as possible.  Many special people spent their days with her to provide her with the companionship and care she needed. 

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Caney Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Billie Phillips, 160 FM 269 S, Pickton, Texas 75471.   A memorial service is pending with West Oaks Funeral Home in Sulphur Springs.

 

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Roy Lee Kuykendall

Roy Lee Kuykendall, age 77, of Lone Oak, passed away on Sunday night, July 6, 2008, at Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab Center. He was born in Dallas, TX.

He married Helen Clark and then later married Anna Barker. She preceded him in death.

Mr. Kuykendall was a welder and a semi-professional wrestler. He was of the Baptist faith.

Cremation arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Pamela Jo Berger

 

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial for Pamela Joe Berger, age 51, of Cumby will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at St. James Catholic Church with Father Gary Rottman officiating. 

A Rosary will be conducted at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with visitation from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

An inurnment will follow at a later date.  

Mrs. Berger passed away Sunday, July 6, 2008 at her residence.  Mrs. Berger was born on April 11, 1957 in San Antonio, Texas. the daughter of Al Joseph and Helen Ladelle Rice Russell.  She married Timothy Anthony Berger on October 31, 1996 in Emory, Texas.  He survives.  

Mrs. Berger was an accounting supervisor for Grocery Supply for over 14 years.  She was a homemaker and a member of St. James Catholic Church. 

Other survivors include, one son, Don Ballowe of Sulphur Springs, one daughter, Lachel Ballowe of Vancouver, WA., and one step-daughter, Amy Berger of San Antonio, TX, one sister Zachie Murray and husband Jimmy of San Antonio, Texas, along with numerous cousins, aunts, and uncles. 

Memorials may be made to the Cancer Society or the Hospice at Memorial at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Robert Goodson

Funeral services for Robert Goodson, of Edgewood and formerly of Hopkins County, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Tommy Hall will officiate.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Monday, July 7, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mr. Goodson passed away on Saturday, July 5, 2008, at Mother Francis Hospital, in Tyler. He was born on January 4, 1946, in Hopkins County, the son of Ernest and Jessie Goodson. He married Jimmie Knox, on December 2, 1965, in Mesquite, Texas. She survives.

Mr. Goodson was a shop foreman for Ford-New Holland, until he was forced to retire two years ago due to illness.

Survivors other than his wife include: two sons, Mike Goodson, of Sulphur Springs, and James Robert Goodson of Texas; a brother, William Gerald Goodson and wife, Shirley, of Hopkins County; sisters, Dorothy Hillis and husband, John, of Hopkins County, and Martha Rutledge, of Yantis; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Jay Goodson.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Pauline "Ruth" Aven

Funeral services for Pauline "Ruth" Chamness Aven,  age 86, of Yantis, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at League Street Church of Christ.

Interment will follow services in the Arbala Cemetery, with grandchildren serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Monday, July 7, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mrs. Aven passed away on Saturday morning, June 5, 2008, at her residence. She was born in Arbala, on August 27, 1921, the daughter of William F. and Willie Alma Nichols Chamness. She married A.Z. Aven, in Brashear, on June 17, 1939. He preceded her in death in 2006.

Mrs. Aven held a bachelors degree from Stephen F. Austin State University and two masters degrees from U.T. Tyler. She was a retired teacher, a homemaker, and member of League Street Church of Christ.

Survivors include: two sons, Travis Aven of Arbala and Gary Aven of Yantis; two daughters, Elaine Roberson of Abilene and Sonja Gambrel of Yantis; a brother, William E. Chamness of Yantis; and grandchildren, Roy Layne Roberson, Kendall Lee Roberson, Kristy Smith, Teena Roberson, Eric Gambrel, Lynette Fountain, Crockett Gambrel, Jason Long, Lisa Hanna, Lonnie Aven, Nichole Aven, Erin Aven, Anothony Aven, and Frank Aven; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Allen R. Chamness; and one sister.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Paul Thurman

Funeral services for Paul Thurman, age 95, of Winnsboro, are sheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 5, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Patrick Gernez will officiate.

Interment will follow services at Restlawn Memorial Park.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, July 4, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Thurman passed away on Thursday, July 3, 2008, at his residence. He was born in Sulphur Springs, on September 25, 1912, the son of Carl and Ola Kennedy Thurman. He married Alta Williams, at Kaufman, on June 10, 1939. She survives.

Mr. Thurman was a retired technician with Lone Star Gas Company and a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church, in Pickton.

Other survivors include: a son, Bruce Thurman, of Mt. Vernon; a daughter, Paulett Purdy, of Pickton; grandchildren, Cherri and Weldon Killingsworth and Dyon Purdy, of Pickton; and two great-grandchildren, Tanner and Trevor Killingsworth.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Allen and Robert Thurman; and two sisters, Myrtle Black and Alline Summers.

Memorials may be made to the Tabernacle Baptist Church Mission Fund.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwoky Funeral Home.

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Ezra "Junior" Rosselot

Funeral services for Ezra "Junior" Rosselot, age 84, of Dallas and formerly of Como, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 6, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Allan Priest will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Conner Cemetery, with Arlen Rosselot, Paul Rosselot, Jason Bahm, T.J. Guajardo, Joshua Guajardo, and Ray Wilson serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Eric Guajardo, Rayland Knighten, Charlie Rosselot, Buford Rosselot, Rickey Knighten, Wayne Knighten, Michael Knighten, and Lonny Morgan.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Saturday, July 5, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mr. Rosselot passed away on Wednesday, July 2, 2008, at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. He was born in Edinburg, Texas, on March 25, 1924, the son of William Ezra and Miranda Slaton Rosselot. He married Willie Ann Waller, on December 12, 1957, in Dallas. She predceded him in death in 1997.

Mr. Rosselto was a maintenance worker for Timberling Hospital in Dallas. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Survivors include: four sisters, Iva Jean Butler, Frances Duke, and Leah Morgan, all of Dallas, and Mary Sue Knighten of Foreman, Arkanasas; numerous step-grandchildren; and numerous step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two step-sons, Leonard Edwards and A.C. Edwards; a step-daughter, Jimmy Bell Clark; three brothers, Buford, Paul, and William Rosselot; and two sisters, Nettie Simmons and Nellie Criddle.

Memorials may be made to the Seventh Day Adventist Church Building Fund.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Cecil Yarbrough

Funeral services for Cecil Yarbrough, age 83, 0f Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 2, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. B. J. Teer will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Gafford Chapel Cemetery. Stewart Long, Ronnie Long, Clinton Long, John Champaign, George Walker, and Jed Walker will serve as pallbearers.

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

Mr. Yarbrough passed away on Monday, June 30, 2008, at Carriage House Manor Nursing Home. He was born on September 4, 1924, in Miller Grove, the son of Elmer and Ruby Petty Yarbrough. He had worked for over 40 years for Mrs. Baird's Bakery, in Dallas. He had been a resident of Carriage House Moanor, since early March 2005. The family appreciates the kindness and compassion the nursing staff gave Cecil while in their care. Also a thanks is extended to Dr. Arnecke for his attentive medical services rendered in Cecil's behalf.

Survivors include: a brother, L.M. Yarbrough, and his wife, Lucille, of Athens; grandsons, Joey and Jason Ausbrooks, of Dallas; a brother-in-law, R.A. Long, of Sulphur Springs; a sister-in-law, Johnnie Yarbrough, of Jacksonville, Arkansas; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Sarah Ann Honeycutt

Funeral services for Sarah Ann Honeycutt, age 80, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 1, 2008, at Tapp Funeral Home. Bro. Darrell Pidey will officiate.

Burial will follow services in the Thompson Cemetery, with friends serving as pallbearers.

No formal visitation will be held.

Mrs. Honneycutt passed away on Saturday, June 28, 2008, at Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab Center. She was born on October 16, 1927, in Farmersville, the daughter of Alton B. Jones and Ruby Lee Jones. She married John B. Honeycutt, on October 27, 1989. He preceded her in death.

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

Surviviors include: a brother-in-law, Donald Lee Honeycutt; a sister-in-law, Patricia Honeycutt; a special niece, Ann Sharp; and several other nieces and nepherws.

Mrs. Honeycutt was also preceded in death by her parents; and one daughter, Connie Ann Garner.

Tapp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Nila Blackmon

Funeral services for Nila Blackmon, age 88, of Dallas and formerly of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 2, 2008, at Murray-Orwoksy Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. B.J. Teer will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Providence Cemetery in Franklin County, with Sean Powell, Cory Powell, Johnnie Bynum, Jr., Nicholas Bynum, Wyatt Bynum, Tom Duevel, and Bruce Powell serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be fro 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, Junly 1, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Blackmon passed away on Saturday, June 28, 2008, at Senior Care of Lake Point, in Rockwall. She was born in Scroggins, Texas, on February 24, 1920, the daughter of William Elijah and Ruth Estelle Newkirk Whittiker. She married Jonas Sikes Blackmon, on June 5, 1939. He preceded her in death in 1960.

Mrs. Blackmon was a homemaker and a member of Northside Baptist Church, in Mesquite.

Survivors include: a daughter, Virginia Bynum, of Dallas; a sister, Valta Gay Rushing, of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Joanna Duevel and Johnnie Bynum, Jr.; and great-grandchildren, Sean Powell, Corey Powell, Nicholas Bynum, and Wyatt Bynum.

She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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William Wayne Kirtley

A memorial service for William Wayne Kirtley, age 54, will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 12, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel.

Mr. Kirtley passed away on Thursday, June 26, 2008. He was born on August 15, 1953, in Dallas, TX, the son of Narvil Kirtley and Imogene Nichols.

He was a very giving person and has given his remains in hope that some good can be learned through him.

He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Helen Kirtley; three sisters: 2 brothers; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by is parents and one older sister.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Toyce Clay "T.C." Walker

Funeral services for Toyce Clay "T.C." Walker, age 59, of Pickton, are scheduled for 3:00 p.m., Sunday, June 29, 2008, at Tapp Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. John Cooper will officiate.

Burial will follow services int he Richland Cemetery with Johnny C. Walker, Chalie L. Walker, Jason Stokley, Scott Morris, Dustin Ewards, and Roly Lee Walker serving as pallbearers. Mr. Walker's cousins and nephews will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Saturday, June 28, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mr. Walker passed away on Friday morning, June 27, 2008, at his residence. He was born on December 17, 1948, in Hopkins County, the son of Charlie Henry Walker and Dottie Mae Patterson Walker. They preceded him in death.

Mr. Walker married Jeney J. Hatley, in Sulphur Springs, on May 5, 1972. She survives.

Mr. Walker was a retired maintenance worker, having been employed for many years at the A.P. Geen Refractories. He was a member of Richland Baptist Church.

Other suvivors include: two sons and daughters-in-lawy, Charlie Lukus and Donna Walker and Johnny Clay and Julie Walker, all of Sulphur Springs; two daughters, Charlotte Catrina Morris of Arlington, and Angie Lynn Reynolds and husband Chris of Sulphur Springs; two brothers, Carry L. Walker of Garland, and Billy T. Walker and wife, Jerry, of Sulphur Springs; four sisters, Jody Griner, MaryLou McCoy and husband Jimmy, Cathy Tully and husband Lonnie, of Sulphur Springs, and Gloria Walker of El Dorrado, Arkansas; and two grandchildren, Julie Marie Reynolds and Michael Clay Walker, both of Sulphur Springs.

Mr. Walker was preceded in death by six brothers, Paul Walker, L.C. Walker, Rex Walker, Ermie Walker, and infant brothers, Edgar Walker and Royce Walker; and three sisters, Lila Shermer, Violet Calder, and an infant sister, Ludie Jewel Walker.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Ines Fernando Sanchez

Funeral services for Ines Fernando Sanchez, age 24, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Sanchez passed away on Tuesday, June 24, 2008, in Sulphur Springs.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Myrtle Kennimer

Funeral services for Myrtle Kennimer, age 90, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 24, 2008, in the Myra Wilson Chapel. Rev. John Cooper will officiate.

Burial will follow services in the Sulphur Springs City Cemetery, with grandsons serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Monday, June 23, 2008, at Murray-Orwoksy Funeral Home.

Mrs. Kennimer passed way on Sunday morning, June 22, 2008, in Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born in Panola County, Texas, on April 7, 1918, the daughter of Charlie h. and Effie Elizabeth McCormick Brown. She married Roy Lee Kennimer, Sr., in Quitman, on December 22, 1936. He preceded her in death in 1999.

Mrs. Kennimer was a retired seamstress for the H.D. Lee Company. She was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include: five daughters, Joyce Ann Gree and husband Carroll, of Sulphur Springs, Shirleen Crum and husband David (Buck), Bettye Sue Kersten and husband Jerry T., all of Yantis, Linda Rose Mitchell and husband Robert of White Oak, and Patsy Lue Barsness of Minnesota; two sons, Richard Wayne Kennimer of Rockwall and Roy Lee Kennimer, Jr. of Kilgore; a daughter-in-law, Linda Kennimer of Rockwall; two sisters, Ruth Millsap of Barlesville, Oklahoma and Nell Rosamond of Yantis; 35 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and lifelong friends, Donald and Mary Skelton.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Essie May Douglas, Stella Rollins, and Frances Pink Brown; and three brothers, George Brown, Ervin Brown, and Walter Jack Brown.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Boyce Wade

Funeral services for Boyce Wade, age 52, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 11:30 a.m., Thursday, June 26, 2008, at Morning Chapel Baptist Church. Rev. Harold B. Nash will officiate.

Burial will follow services in the Mel Haven Cemetery, with Jerry WAde, Tommy Wade, Ben Wade, Lawrence Green, Gary Green, DAvid Gordon, Kendrick Wade, and Sylvester Wade serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. , Wednesday, June 25, 2008, at Mason & Mason Morturary.

Mr. Wade passed away on Friday, June 20, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born, in Sulphur Springs, on July 5, 1955, the son of Woodrow Wade and Novell Alexander Wade.

Mr. Wade was retired as a Drag Line Operator for the Coal Mine industry.

Survivors include: his mother, Novell A. Wade; four brothers, Willie Wade, Jerry Wade, Tommy Wade, and Ben Wade; one sister, Mary Wade; one uncle; and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Woodrow Wade.

Arrangements are with Mason & Mason Mortuary.

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Ella Mae Williams

Funeral services for Ms. Ella Mae Williams, age 84, of Princeton and formerly of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 25, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Keith Kilmer will officiate.

Interment will follow services in Restlawn Memorial Park, with Aaron Smith, Jarred Smith, Steve Williams, Jerry Don Wilhite, Glenn Wilhite, and Steve Wilhite serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 24, 2008, at the funeral home.

Ms.  Williams passed away on Saturday morning, June 21, 2008, at her residence. She was born in Klondike, on April 12, 1924, the daughter of Floyd A. and Thelma Joan Chumbley Gough. She married Doyle Jones Williams, in Klondike, on May 14, 1949. He survives.

Mrs. Williams was a homemaker and a member of League Street Church of Christ.

Other survivors include: a daughter, Anna Smith of Frisco; a son, Norman Williams, of Kaufman; and grandchildren, Aaron Smith, Jared Smith, Brittany Smith, and Steve Williams.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Clovas Vititow

Funeral services for Mrs. Clovas Vititow, age 83, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Monday, June 23, 2008, in West Oaks Funeral home Chapel. Rev. Charles Moore will officiate.

Visitation will held from noon to 2:00 p.m., prior to services.

Interment will follow services in Restlawn Memorial Park.

Mrs. Vititow passed away on Monday, June 16, 2008, in Kodiak, Alaska. She was born  on March 6, 1925, in Nevada, Texas, the daughter of Granville Owen and Oma Mae Jones Haney. She married Durwood Vititow, in Rockwall, TX, on November 4, 1946. He preceded her in death in November 1996.

Survivors include: three daughters, Karen Myers of Era, Texas, Kathy Bloomire of Santa Maria, California, and Linda Bloss of Kodiak, Alaska; one sister, Mary Lois Freeman of Greenville, TX; three grandchildren, Mario, Lance, and Danielle; and five great-grandchildren, Cheyanne, Willow, Liam, Savannah, and Ayva.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, and two brothers.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Ralph E. Strain

Funeral services for Ralph E. Strain, age 72, of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 18, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel.

Interement will follow services in the Peerless Cemetery with Stanley McQueen, Tommy McQueen, Eddie McQueen, Billy McQueen, Colby Strain, Dusty McQueen, and Colton Strain serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 17, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mr. Strain passed away at Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab Center on Saturday evening, June 14, 2008. He was born on August 9, 1935. He married Opal Arnold, in Sulphur springs, on February 14, 2001. She survives.

Mr. Strain was retired from the City of Sulphur Springs and a member of New Beginnings Fellowship Church. He served in the U.S. Army.

Other survivors include: four sons, Edward Strain, and Michael Strain, both of Connecticut, Ronnie Strain of Detroit, Michigan, and David Strain of Sulphur Springs; a daughter, Patti Jordan, of Florida; brothers, George Strain, of Arizona, Alan Strain of Sulphur Springs, and Jeffrey and Gary Strain, both of Connecticut; two sisters, Mary Lou Fryer of Sulphur springs and Rosemarie of Massachusetts; four step-sons, Stanley McQueen, Tommy McQueen, Eddie McQueen, and Billy McQueen, all of Sulphur Springs; a step-daughter, Alice Ann Davidson of Sulphur Springs; a brother, Gary Strain; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter Strain and Michael Strain.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Harold W. Flanary

Funeral services for Harold W. Flanary, age 74, of Yantis, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 18, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Brother Larry Baxley will officiate.

Interment will follow services at 1:30 p.m., at the Dallas-Ft. Worth National Cemetery, with Robert Porter, Richard Potter, Stanley Townsend, George Tunnell, Donnie Jennings, and Larry King serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Sammie Porter, Gary King, and Ron Flanary.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 17, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mr. Flanary passed away on Sunday morning, June 15, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born in Enloe, Tx, on June 11, 1934, the son of William Elliott and Opal Gantt Flanary. He married Margie Petty, in Dallas, on November 1, 1958. She survives.

Mr. Flanary was a retired safety director for Ryder and a member of Reilly Springs Baptist Church. He served inthe U.S. Army.

Other survivors include a son, Terry Flanary of Manhattan, Illinois; three grandchildren, Amanda, Ally, and Andrea Flanary; two brothers, Rick Flanary, of Sulphur Springs, and Jack Flanary of Indianapolis, Indiana; and a sister, Billie Porter of Sulphur Springs.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Lowell Flanary.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Harriet Casey

Funeral services for Mrs. Harriet Casey, age 88, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 17, 2008, at Wesley United Methodist Church. Pastor Ben Read will officiate.

Burial will follow services in the Ridgeway Cemetery with nephews serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Monday, June 16, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mrs. Casey passed away on Thurday evening, June 12, 2008, at Hopkins House. She was born on September 11, 1919, in Plainville, Kansas, the daughter of Rev. A. L. and Luara Carlton. She graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in religious education and worked many years as a Deconess and teacher for the Methodist Church. While teaching in Albuquerque, NM, during WWII, she met Ralph Casey, who was stationed there. They were married on August 1, 1952, in Honey Grove, Texas. They had two daughters, Debra, bron in 1954, and Rebecca, in 1956. Later, Harriet and Bonnie Huffstetler co-owned and operated Jack and Jill Play School and Kindergarten, from 1962-1972. After the death of her beloved husband, Ralph, on December 28, 1972, Harriet returned to college and received her Master's Degree in Early Childhood, from ETSU, in Commerce. She then taught for a year in Sulphur Bluff and for years at North Hopkins, until her retirement in 1986. She also served as a substitute teacher in SSISD and North Hopkins for many years after her retirement. She was an active member of Wesley United Methodist Church and UMW from 1961 until her death.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Arlyn, Lawrence, Glen, and James Carlton; and two sisters, Zelfa Neill and Naomi Carter.

Survivors include: her daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Rick Jackson, of Forney, and daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca and Jerry Hathcoat, of Brashear; grandchildren, Janette and Ryan Magan of Longview, Daniel Hathcoat of Bryan, Julie Jackson of Forney, and Anna and David Calavan of Park Ridge, IL; sisters, Rachel Carter of Jennings, KS, and Mary Smith of Sharon Springs, KS; and many nieces, nephews, friends, and former students.

The family would like to express their deepest appreciation and gratitude to the director and all the staff at Hopkins House (a place where our mother and grandmother always felt safe, respected, and loved). The family would also like to extend a special thank you to her sitters, DeDee Acosta, Jacqueline Hyde, and Lenda Beachum, who devoted time, energy, and Christian love to our precious loved one.

Memorials may be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church, in Sulphur Springs, or the Alzheimer's Association of America.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Truman Patton

Graveside funeral services for Truman Patton, age 62, of Yantis, are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Saturday, June 14, 2008, at Peerless Cemetery. Rev. Chris Childress, Rev. Ann Wagner, and Rev. John Odem will officiate.

Mr. Patton passed away on Thursday, June 12, 2008, at his residence. He was born in Shamrock, Texas, on November 20, 1945, the son of Robert Lee and Clara Bell Brown Patton.

Survivors include: daughters, Paula Patton of Garland, Tina Newton of Garland, Elizabeth Patton of Garland, Victoria Patton of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Patricia Patton of Texas, Jennifer Lee Patton of Sulphur Springs, and Jessica Patton of Sulphur Springs; brothers, Jimmy Patton of Sulphur Springs, and Jack Patton of Yantis; a sister, Lois Smith of San Saba; and twenty grandchildren.

Mr. Patton was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.

Arrangemetns are with Murray-Orwoksy Funeral Home.

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Emmett Wayne Loper

Funeral services for Emmett Wayne Loper, age 51, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 13, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Reuben Trussell will officiate.

Visitatation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, June 12, 2008, at the funeral home.

Burial will follow services in the Tira Cemetery, with Malcom Joslin, Jerry Hale, Bill Bailey, Ben Jennings, Bill Campbell, and Coy Smith serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth Cockrum, James Flanagan, and Charlie O'Shields.

Mr. Loper passed away on Monday, June 9, 2008, at Kindred Hospital of Dallas. He was born on January 29, 1957, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the son of EmmettR. and Martha Jane Clapp Loper. He married Rebecca Vails, on April 11, 1987, in Sulphur springs. She survives.

Mr. Loper worked for the North Hopkins Independent School District in maintenance and was a school bus driver. He served on the Tira City Council for three terms and was an avid domino player. He was a member of the League St. Church of Christ.

Other survivors include: his mother, Martha Jane Loper; three sons, Greg Jackson and wife Katherine of Forney, Andrew Loper and James Loper of Sulphur Springs; two daughters, Stephanie Jackson of Forney and Khrystyne Loper of Sulphur Springs; one brother, Timothy Loper and wife Annette of Sulphur Springs; and two grandchildren, Wesley Ian Jackson and Lillian Faye Jackson.

He was preceded in death by his father, Emmett R. Loper.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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W.B. "Dub" Thomas, Jr.

Graveside funeral services for W.B. "Dub" Thomas, Jr, age 84, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Thursday, June 12, 2008, at Long Cemetery, near Cumby. Rev. Paul Garrett will officiate.

Visitation will be rom 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 11, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Thomas passed away on Monday, June 9, 2008, at Sunny Springs Nursing Home. He was born on May 21, 1924, in Hunt County, Tx, the son of William Burce and Hattie Lee Hannah Thomas.

Mr. Thomas was a professional truck driver for over 50 years.

Survivors include: two brothers, Samuel Thomas of Sulphur Springs and H.D. "Herbert" Thomas, of Mesquite; one sister, Mary Fraga of Sulphur Springs; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and severn brothers and sisters.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Marjorie Hicks

Funeral services for Marjorie Hicks, age 88, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Thursday, June 12, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Keith Kilmer will officiate.

Interment will follow services at Restlawn Memorial Park.

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

Ms. Hicks passed away at 10:10 p.m., Monday, June 9, 2008, at Carriage House Manor Nursing Home. She was born in Sulphur Bluff, on August 14, 1919. Ms. Hicks was a homemaker and a member of League Street Church of Christ.

Survivors include: two brothers, Fred Hicks of Garland and Billy Gerald Hicks of Mont Belvieu.

She was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Billie Feagley

Funeral services for Mrs. Billie Feagley, age 77, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 12, 2008, at Southside Church of Christ. Shane Carrington and John Kenslow will officiate.

Interment will follow services inthe Littlefield Cemetery, with Bob Pipes officiating. Pallbearers will be Don Petty, Marlin Jones, Bob Parker, Charles Shurtleff, George Walker, and George Crowley.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wendesday, June 11, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Feagley passed away on Monday evening, June 9, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born on October 22, 1930, in Littlefield, the daughter of William Oliver and Mary Ellen Brawley Yeary. She married James Feagley, at Littlefield, on June 25, 1950. He survives.

Mrs. Feagley was a homemaker and a member of Southside Church of Christ. She was a retired member of the Mansville Fire Department Women's Auxillary.

Other survivors include: two sons, Roger Feagley of Sulphur Springs, and James (Jimmy) Feagley, Jr. of Reno; a twin sister, Bobbie Dean Hurt, of Irving; four grandchildren, Jamie Gupta, Ryan Feagley, Robyn Feagley, and Jenna Feagley; and a great-grandson, Brayden Feagley.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Ellen Darlene Feagley; two sisters, Ruby Gill and Opal Pierce; and a brother, Roy Yeary.

Memorials may be made to the Scottish Rite Crippled Chidren's Fund.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Esther Chapin

Funeral services for Esther Chapin, age 104, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 12, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Juanice Thomlinson will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Gafford Chapel Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 11, 2008, at the funeral home.

Miss Chapin passed away on Monday afternoon, June 9, 2008, at Carriage House Manor Nursing Home. She was born on August 4, 1903, the daughter of Henry Wilson and Nita Dennis Chapin. Miss Chapin received her teaching certificate from East Texas Teachers College, in Commerce, in 1936. She then received her B.S. degree from ETSU in 1965. She was a school teacher and taught at Mt. Sterling, Sherman, and Denison, Texas areas and in Fouke, Arkansas. She was a lifelong resident of Ridgeway. Miss Chapin was a member of the Gafford Chapel Methodist Church.

Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Martha Roane

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Roane, age 96, of Sulphur Spring, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 12, 2008, in the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home Chapel, in Gainsville, Tx. Rev. Charles Van Babber will officiate.

Burial will follow services in the Valley View Cemetery with Alan Wilkerson, Gary Wilkerson, Larry Wilkerson, Scott Wilkerson, John Roane, and Tom Roane serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Milton Wilkerson, Chase Wilkerson, and J. D. Roane.

Local visitation will be from 1:00 t0 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 11, 2008,, at West Oaks Funeral Home. A visitation will be held from 9:00 t0 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 12, 2008, prior to services at the funeral home in Gainsville.

Mrs. Roane passed away on Monday morning, June 9, 2008, at Carriage House Manor Nursing Home. She was born on August 10, 1910, in Whitewright, TX, the daughter of James Wesley and Stella Jordan Ashley. She married Homer C. Roane, on July 1, 1933, Marietta, Love County, Oklahoma. She was a bookkeeper for Valley View Builders and a member of First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include: a daughter, Clydene Wilkerson and husband, Truman, of Sulphur Springs; grandsons, Alan and Mary of Garland, Gary and Mary of Rowlett, Larry of Grand Prairie; great-grandchildren, Scott and Kristi of Forney, Jennifer Harvey of Heath, Carol and Dave Ellis of Port Arthur, Kathleen of Rowlett, Chase of Grand Prairie, Ashley of Euless, and Kristen of Nacogdoches; and great-great grandchildren, Taylor and Natylyn Harvey of Heath.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Harold, J.R., and Eugene Ashley; and one sister, Corinne Key.

Local arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Eddie B. Fisher

Funeral services for Eddie B. Fisher, age 75, of Yantis, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 11, 2008, at Lake Fork Baptist Church. Rev. Jerry Phelps and Rev. David Smith will officiate.

Burial will follow services in the Yantis Cemetery, with Jamie House, Lenny House, Lynn Fisher, Tippy Aaron, Ricky Aaron, and Shannon Beech serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Fred Fisher, Bodie Watkins, and Jackie Watkins.

Visitation will be fron 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 8, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Fisher passed away on Saturday night, June 7, 2008, at Tyler ContinueCare Hospital at Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler. He was born on April 16, 1933, in Celina, TX, the son of Tinsley and Naomi Brown Fisher. He married Betty Green, on June 16, 1950, in McKinney, Texas. She survives.

Mr. Fisher moved to Yantis over 40 years ago to raise his family on a dairy farm. He was known for his wonderful sense of humor. He was of the Baptist faith.

Other survivors include: two sons, Freddie Fisher and wife Linda and Teddy Fisher and wife Connie, all of Yantis; one daughter, Jettie Winkler and husband Mark, of Quitman; one brother, Don Fisher and wife Peggy of Whitehouse; three sisters, Barbara Miller, of Bethany, Oklahoma, Shirley Cothran, and Mary Nell Cooper, both of Wylie; twelve grandchildren, Tammy, Kristi, Jamie, Lenny, Kelly, Shannan, Lynn, Kimberly "Kem," Mark, Renee, Tonya, and Brian; 13 great-grandchildren; and six step-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Patsy Aaron; and one grandchild, Eddie Eugene Fisher.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Roy Beckett

Mr.Roy Beckett, age 89, of Sulphur Springs, passed away on Sunday morning, June 8, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born in Armstrong Mills, Ohio, on May 1, 1919, the son of James and Myrtle Jackson Beckett. He married Dorothy Dunfee. She preceded him in death in 1969. He then married Bessie M. Mellott. She preceded him in death in 2008.

Survivors include: a son, Donnie Beckett, of Cambridge, Ohio; four daughters, Margaret Wilcox, of Dover, Ohio, Janice Larrick of Cambridge, Ohio, Nancy Voorhies of Lock 17, Ohio, and Sarah Elvin of Brashear, TX; 15 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wives; his parents; and one son, David Beckett.

Local arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Brenda Wagner

Graveside funeral services for Brenda Wagner, age 45, of Sulphur Springs,  are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 11, 2008, in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, with Rev. C.J. Duffey officiating.

Visitation will be from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 10, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Wagner passed away on Friday evening, June 6, 2008, at East Texas Medical Center, in Tyler. She was born on July 19, 1962, in Dallas, the daughter of James and Sandra Wickoff Ethridge. She married Alex Wagner, in Sulphur springs, on September 15, 1980. He survives.

Other survivors include: a son, John Wagner and wife Jennifer; one daughter, Kim Wagner and fianace Elton Shaw; sisters, Ambie Tollison, Tammy Ethridge, and Robin Whatley; and grandchildren, Jimmy and Jamie Wagner and Whitney and Jasmine Shaw.

She was preceded in death by her father, James Ethridge.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Robert Perry

Funeral services for Robert Perry, age 51, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Monday, June 9, 2008, at First Baptist Church, in Sulphur Springs. Bro. Tommy Johnston will officiate.

Burial will follow services in the North Hopkins Cemetery, with V.J. Buckland, Pat Bryant, Marc Maxwell, Jim Bayuk, Rick "Bubba" Landers, and Bo Buckland serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be all of the employee of the City of Sulphur Springs.

Visitation will be from 5:00 t0 7:00 p.m., Sunday, June 8, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Perry passed away on Thursday afternoon, June 5, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born in Van Alstyne, TX, on August 7, 1956, the son of Joe and Louise Miller Perry. On June 4, 1976, in Salina, Tx, he married the love of his life, Diann Smith. She survives.

Mr. Perry worked for the City of Sulphur Springs as a Master Electrician. He was a lover of the great outdoors and his family. He was a wonderful friend to all who knew him.

Other survivors include: a son and daughter-in-law, Shaun and Corianna Perry of Bogota, TX; a daughter and son-in-law, Stefani and  Jacent Wilkinson, of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Zachary Terry, Jacelyn Wilkinson, Robert S. Perry, and Shelbi Perry; brothers, Larry Perry and wife Ginnie of Sulphur Springs, Jim Perry and wife Helen of Atoka, OK, Kenny Perry and wife CeCe of Yuma, AZ, Jimmy Melton and wife Lori of Detroit, TX, Billy Martel and wife Kim of Sulphur Springs; and Dean Melton and wife Linda of Detroit, TX; sisters, Margie Smith and husband Buddy of Sulphur Springs, and Debbie Willis and husband Craig of Sherman.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in his honor to the Raylee Box Foundation, c/o City National Bank, 201 Connally St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Tiajuana Johnson Balous

Funeral services for Tiajuana Jones Johnson Balous, age 45, of Dallas, Tx, formerly of Sulphur Springs, TX, are scheduled for 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 10, 2008, at Morning Chapel Baptist Church. Rev. D.L. Ellison will officiate.

Burial will follow services in the East Caney Cemetery with Terry Williams, Mike Harrison, Adrian Godbolt, Adrian Bell, Bobby D. Harrison, and Melvin Wright serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, June 9, 2008, at Masson and Mason Mortuary.

Tiajuana passed away on Wednesday, June 4, 2008, at Renaissance Hospital, in Dallas. She was born a twin, in Sulphur Springs, on November 18, 1962, the daughter of Jessie Jones and Reba Mae Williams Jones.

She worked as a Certified Personal Assited Living Provider for Presbyterian Village North, in Dallas.

Survivors include: her husband, Grover Balous, Jr.; a daughter, Brinlyn Williams; a son, Doneice Johnson; a step-daughter, Jarvette Brooks; her parents, Jessie Jones and Reba Mae Williams Jones; a brother, Rodney Conley; a sister, Stephanie Conley; a neice, Renetta Davis; a nephew, Eurrie Rembert; and a host of extended family members.

Arrangements are with Masson and Mason Mortuary.

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Linda Clark

Linda Clark, age 61, of Como, passed away on Thursday morning, June 5, 2008, at Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab Center. She was born in Terrell, TX, on December 17, 146, the daughter of J.D. and Lura Naomi McIntosh Williams. She married Tommy Clark, in Dallas. He preceded her in death in 2002.

Survivors include: a daughter, Shirley Van, of Como; a son Clyde Van, of Celeste; two brothers, Jerell Williams of Quitman and Glynn Williams of Pleasant Grove; and a sister, Shirley Lawson of Quitman.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Curtis Van; and a brother, Don Williams.

Cremation arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Edna L. Brown

Funeral services for Mrs. Edna Lola Brown, age 93, of Sulphur Springs and formerly of Yantis, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 7, 2008, at First Baptist Church in Yantis. Rev. Shannon Hassell will officiate.

Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Friday, June 6, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mrs. Brown passed away on Wednesday morning, June 4, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born on April 2, 1915, in the Union Community, the daughter of James and Martha Elizabeth Smith Helton. She married Leonard Brown, in the Union Community, on September 3, 1937. He preceded her in death in 1989.

Mrs. Brown was a retired seamstress from the H.D. Lee Company and a member of First Baptist Church in Yantis.

Survivors include: two sons, Joe Brown of Plano and Jerry Len Brown of Quitman; three granddaughters, Darla Jill, Lauren Louise DiMarco, and Joanna Lee Brown; six grandsons, Gary Dale Ritchie, Alton Ray Ritchie, Charles Eric Ritchie, Thomas Graham Brown, Chad Joseph Brown, and Nathan Coleman Brown; and  a number of great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Martha Lou Stockton; three sisters, Mary Jo Helton, Viola Brown, and Ruth Helton; and two brothers, J.B. Helton and Ross Helton.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Alvin Oscar "Junior" Moro

Funeral services for Alvin Oscar "Junior" Moro, age 77, of Como, are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Saturday, June 11, 2008, at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel, 803 N. Main, Meridian, Texas.

Interment will folow sercives at Morgan Cemetery, in Morgan, TX.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Thursday, June 5, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Moro passed away on Tuesday, June 3, 2008, at Presbyterian Hospital in Winnsboro. He was born in Humble, on December 28, 1920, the son of Alvin Oscar Moro, Sr. and Mattie Julia Sorter Moro. He married Audrey Fay Phillips, in Sulphur Springs, on December 3, 1985. She survives.

Mr. Moro was retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He was of the Baptist faith. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was a volunteer fire fighter for 17 years.

Other survivors include: three sons, Ronnie Moro, of Trinty, Merle Phillips of Lake Jackson, and Phillip Phillips of Sugar Land; three daughters, Rhonda Alexander of Pearland, Elaine Rogers of Ft. Worth, and Penny Gregg of Fresno; his step-mother, Clara Moro of Katy; a brother, Billy Moro of Alvin; a sister, Elizabeth Milson of Katy; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Sarah Padgett.

Local arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Mary J. Lennon

Funeral services for Mary Jane Lennon, age 101, of Honey Grove, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 4, 2008, at County Line Baptist Church, near Miller Grove. Rev. Wayne Dougherty and Rev. Charles Carter will officiate.

Burial will follow services in the Dougherty Cemetery with Rodney Lennon, Brian Lennon, Todd Lennon, Dustin Lennon, Dough Lee, Kerry Lennon, Brit Lennon, Brad Lennon, Chad Lennon, Blayne Beal, and Brandt Beal serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 9:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 3, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Lennon passed away on Sunday, June 1, 2008, at Honey Grove Nursing Center. She was born in Hunt County on February 4, 1907. She married C.L. Lennon on February 25, 1928, in Lone Oak, TX.

Mrs. Lennon was a homemake who designed and made her own clothes and loved crocheting and quilting. She enjoyed the outdoors, including fishing and gardening. She was a member or County Line Baptist Church.

Survivors include: two sons, Clinton Lennon and wife Barbara of Miller Grove, and Lane Lennon and wife Brenda of Greenville; one daughter, Bonnie Lennon Knowles of Honey Grove; one brother, Cleburne Carter and wife Beuna of the Bonanza Community; eleven grandchildren; and twenty great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Wilton Jack Lennon; one granddaughter, Carolyn Knowles Beal; two sisters; and two brothers.

Memorials may be made to the Dougherty Cemetery Associaion and/or the County Line Baptist Church.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Lillie Gordon

Funeral services for Lillie Gordon, of Emory, are pending with Wislon-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Ms. Gordon passed away Saturday evening, May 31, 2008, at Crozby Hospital in Grand Saline.

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Jan Robinson

Funeral services for Jan Robinson, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with Tapp Funeral Home.

Ms. Robinson passed away on Saturday, May 31, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Linden T. Myers

Military graveside f uneral services for Linden T. Myers, age 87, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 4, 2006, at Black Oak Cemetery. Services will be performed by the Hopkins County Military Coalition with Rev. Larry Jordan officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be Robert Wright, Jason Earhart, Dean Earhart, Charlie Bellew, J.D. Sheffield, and Durwood Smith.

There will be no formal visitation; however, Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home will remain open until 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 3, 2008, and you may sign the register and pay your respects.

Mr. Myers passed away on Saturday, May 31, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born in the Brinker Community, on May 21, 1921. He married Margaline Earhart, in Como, in 1945. She preceded him in death in 19900.

Mr. Myers was a retired fork lift operator, having worked for A.P. Green. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was of the Bapitst faith.

Survivors include: a daughter, Tina Wright, of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Tammy Bellew and Robert Wright; and great-grandchildren, Rebecca, Elizabeth, and J.D. Sheffield, Bailey and Shelby Bellew.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Janie Moore

Cremation arrangements for Janie Moore, age 78, of Sulphur Springs, are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mrs. Moore passed away at 7:15 a.m., Saturday, May 31, 2008, at Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab. She was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on August 17, 1929, the daughter of Claude and Donna Ethel Gibson Mickler. She married Jack Moore. He preceded her in death in 2007.

Mrs. Moore was a homemaker.

Survivors include: a daughter, Vicky Thurman and husband, Mike, of Sulphur Springs; a brother, Claude Mickler of Midway, Georgia; a grandchild, Logan Thurman; and three great-grandchildren, Allie, Mattie, and Spencer Thurman.

She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Esther Herschler

Funeral services Mrs. Esther Herschler, age 82, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Monday, June 2, 2008, at First United Methodist Church. Rev. Charles Moore will officiate.

A private family graveside service will be conducted prior to the service.

No formal visitation is planned.

Mrs. Herschler passed away on Saturday, May 31, 2008, at Hopkins House, in Sulphur Springs. She was born on September 18, 1925, in Shelby County, Tennessee, the daughter of Herbert and Bernice Rohloff. She married Paul D. Herschler, on May 11, 1945, in Houston, Tx. He survives.

Mrs. Herschler worked for Hopkins County Memorial Hospital, in the business office, and worked for Southern Milk Sales, as a lab technician. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and was a member of the Northeast Texas Choral Society.

Other suvivors include: two sons, Paul D. "Chip" Herschler, and wife Emily, of Sulphur Springs, and Richard V. Herschler and wife Gayla of Temple; a sister, Cecil A Tarver, of Dallas; a brother, REv. Herbert Rohloff of Houston; grandchildren, Kristen McDowell of Sulphur Springs, Dr. Joel R. Hershler and wife Megan of Bridgeport; Lucia Rossman and husband Lt. Col. Michael Rossman, M.D. of Washington, D.C., Loren Hamson and husband Karl of Temple; and Leah Herschler of Temple; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The family requests, if desired, that memorials be made to Sulphur Springs City Cemetery, P.O. Box 651, Sulphur Springs, TX, and/or the Northeast Texas Choral Society.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Marvell Wright

Funeral services for Marvell Wright, age 73, of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 3, 2008, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Rev. Willis E. Taylor will officiate.

Burial will follow services in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, with Randall Fountain, Kenneth Wright, Tyrone Fountain, Thomas Johnson, Oscar Thomas, Jackie Young, and Carl Thomas, Jr., serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Monday, June 2, 2008, at Mason and Mason Mortuary.

Mr. Wright passed away on Thursday, May 29, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born in Sulphur Springs, on March 2, 135, the son of Dave Wright, Sr. and Rosie Thomas Wright. They preceded him in death.

Mr. Wright was a retired worker for Northeast Texas Farmers Coop.

Survivors include: three brothers, Bobby Joe Wright, Grady B. Wright, and Clyde Wright; and a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Arrangements are with Mason and Mason Mortuary.

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Leonard Cook

Private g raveside services for Leonard Cook, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at Como Cemetery, at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, June 1, 2008. Rev. Wayne Spanhanks will officiate.

Leonard cook passed away Friday morning, May 30, 2008, at Titus County Regional Medical Center, in Mt. Pleasant. He was born in Hopkins Couty, on March 6, 1915, the son of John Thomas and Falba Elisabeth Pruden Cook. He married Ina Laura Friddle, in Como, on June 16, 1934. She preceded him in death in 2002.

Mr. Cook was a retired tool pusher in the oil fields.

Survivors include: two daughters, Kay Austell and husband, Arthur, of Gilmer, and Linda Glazener and husband, Ed, of Katy; a sisterr, Pansy Anglin, of Irving; grandchildren, Laura and Jay Powell, Keith and Debra Austell, Jeff Austell, and Dr. Suand and Dennis Garwood; and great-grandchildren, Michael David, Jenna Austell, Haley Austell, and Taylor Garwood.

He was preceded in death by four sisters.

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

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Amy Wood

Funeral services for Amy Wood, age 45, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 1, 2008, at Lake

Highlands Baptist Church.

Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Amy Wood passed away Thursday evening, May 29, 2008, in Tyler, at Hospice Homeplace. She was born in Sulphur Springs on Marcy 27, 1962, the daugher of James Haskell and Alice Pogue Gill. She married Danny Wood in Sulphur Springs, on December 9, 1980. He survives.

Mrs. Wood was an antique buyer. She was member of Lake Highlands Baptist Church and a member of Community Bible Study.

Other survivors include: her mother, Alice Francis and husband, Richard, of Sulphur springs; brothers, Jimmy Gill of Sulphur Springs, Frank Francis of Nashville, Tennessee, and Richard Francis, Jr. of Sulphur Springs; and a sister, Gina Canada of Emory.

She was preceded in death by her father, James Haskell Gill.

Memorials may be made to the Lake Highlands Baptist Church.

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

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Scott Price

Funeral service for Scott Price, age 37, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel, at 11:00 a.m.,

Saturday, May 31, 2008, with Keith Kilmer and Chris Shelby officiating.

Interment will follow at Reilly Springs, with Jay Price, Clay Price, Tate Price, John McNeil, Scotty Reed, and Mark Sustaire serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, May 30, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Scott Price passed away in Hopkins County, Wednesday evening, May 28, 2008. He was born in Sulphur Springs, the son of Billy Glenn and Marilyn Lynn Tatom Price, on July 26, 1970. He married Kimberly Johnson, in Selden, on April 26. 1997: she survives. Mr. Price graduated from East Texas State University and worked as a dairyman.

Other survivors include: son, colton Price, of Sulphur Springs: father, Billy Price, and wife, Janet, of Sulphur Springs: mother, Lynn Litzel, and husband, Phil, of Plano; sisters and brothers-in-law, Kristi and Brandon Brewer, Paige and Jeff Trollinger, and Kacie Price, all of Sulphur Springs; brother and sister-in-law, Phillip and Amy Litzel, of Garland; grandparents, Farris and Elizabeth Tatom and Glenna Price, all of Sulphur Springs; aunt and uncle, Roger and Nan Price, of Sulphur Springs; special aunt, Vera Harrington, of Sulphur Springs; and special cousins, Jay Price, Clay Price, Tate Price, and Tia Kirkpatrick, all of Sulphur Springs.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Pizzini Price.

Memorials may be made to the Scott Price Scholarship Fund at the City National Bank.

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

 

 

 

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Taelon Woolsey

Graveside funeral services for Taelon Woolsey, infant son of Micah Woolsey, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 2, 2008, at Nelta Cemetery with Bro. Tommy Hall officiating.

The infant passed away on Thursday, May 29, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

Survivors include: his mother, Micah Woolsey; a twin brother, Hagen D'Shaurn Woolsey; grandparents, Donna and Emilio Camacho and Richard and Judy Woolsey.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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James Hooten

Graveside funeral services for James Hooten, age 74, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 31, 2008, at Mt. Sterling Cemetery, with Bro. Tommy Hall officiating. No formal visitation is scheduled.

Mr. Hooten passed away on Thursday morning, May 29, 2008, at Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab.

He was born in Sulphur Springs, on June 7, 1933, the son of Earl and Leota Dickey Hooten. Mr. Hooten was a retired produce manager.

Survivors include; daughter Cori Power, of Lewisville, Shannon Gammel, of Waco, and Leota Hooten, of Dallas, son Ernest Hooten, of McKinney; brother, William Byrd Hooten, of Sulphur Springs, Mattie Lee Hill, of Sulphur Springs.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Isabella Catalina Valdez

Funeral services for Baby Isabella CatalinaValdez, the infant daughter of Dr. & Mrs. Joe Valdez of Sulphur Springs are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 31, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Joe Gilbert Valdez, Sr. will officiate.

Burial will follow services in the Sulphur Springs City Cemetery, with Daneil Valdez, Gabriel Valedez, Chris Goodson, and Dr. Tod Connor serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 1:00 t0 2:00 p.m., prior to services.

The infant was born and passed away on Wednesday evening, May 28, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She is the daughter of Dr. Joe Gilbert and Monica Agnis Baker Valdez, Jr.

Survivors include: her parents; borthers, Christian Tyler Valdez and Joseph Roman Valdez, of Sulphur Springs; a sister, Maegan Nichole Valdez, of Sulphur Springs; grandparents, Joe Gilbert Valdez, Sr and Diana Marie Valdez, of Sulphur Springs, and Agnes Baker of Galveston, TX; and a great-grandmother, Isabel Valdez of Rockport, TX.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Charles Baker.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Edward Sires

Funeral services for Edward Sires, age 79, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 29, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Brother Charles Rawlinson and Brother Sammie Porter will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Cumby Cemetery with Landon Self, Tony Gene Smith, Michael Howard, Jerry Maynard, Johnny Maynard, and Sonny Pennington serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Hopkins County Memorial Hospice.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 28, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mr. Sires passed away on Tuesday morning, May 27, 2008, at his residence. He was born in Fannin County, on November 24, 1928, the son of Merritt and Hattie Gill Sires. He married Mandy Wood and she preceded him in death in 1992. He then married Patsy Hadaway, in 1994. She survives.

Mr. Sires was retired from Rockwell Collins. He served inthe U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

Other survivors include: two sons, Robert Sires and wife Judy, and Michael Gene Hadaway, all of Sulphur Springs; four grandchildren, Hope Hadaway, Casie Norris, Dana Self and Toby Sires; 24 step-grandchildren; and three great-granchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Hadaway; two brothers, Giles Sires, and Sammie Sires; one sister, Ruth Sires; and one infant grandson.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Max Teer

Funeral services for Thomas Max Teer,  age 69, of Mt. Vernon and formerly of Greenpond, are  scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 30, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Brother Pete Hollingsworth, Dale Ruggles and Richard Teer will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Black Oak Cemetery, with Eric Vinson, B.J. Teer, Valton Teer, Allan Teer, Mike Teer, Tommy Baugh, Kenny Cashion, Tommy Calverly, Jr., and Jason Frasher serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Thursday, May 29, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mr. Teer passed away on Monday, May 26, 2008, at his residence. He was born in Hopkins County, on July 16, 1938, the son of Joe Bailey and Gladis Ivo Stinson Teer. He married Ruby Pearl Yarbrough, in Durant, Oklahoma, on May 4, 1958. She survives.

Mr. Teer was a retired concrete dispatcher and a member of the Calvary Baptist Temple in Mt. Vernon. He served inthe U.S. Navy.

Other survivors include: two sons, James Max Teer of Sulphur Spring and Carl Bailey Teer of Seven Points; three brrothers, Richard Teer of Como, Danny Teer of New Hope, and Ricky Teer of Clarksvill; three sisters, Freida Beezley of Como, Elaine Cashion of Ennis, and Peggy Pullen of Sulphur Springs; and three grandchildren, Allan James Teer, Justin Glenn Teer, and Makayla Marie Teer.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Richard Horton, Jr.

Funeral services for Richard Horton, Jr., of Sulphur Springs, age 44, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 28, 2008, at Central Baptist Church. Rev. Don Tinsley and Rev. Kenneth Rhoades will officiate.

Burial will follow services in the Arbala Cemetery with Brad Taylor, David Morris, Glen Nichelson, Mark White, Gene Madison, Rolando Solis, Clint Buckley, Shay Bunch, and Mike Oliver serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 27, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Horton passed away on Sunday morning, May 25, 2008, in Mena, Arkansas, following a boating accident. He was born on September 3, 1963, in North Richland Hills, Tx, the son of Richard Hale and JoNell Crowson Horton, Sr. He married Cathy Marie Ring, on February 4, 2006, in Sulphur Springs, TX. She survives.

Mr. Horton worked for L-3 in Greenville and was a member of Central Baptist church.

Other survivors include: his mother, JoNell Horton Willis and husband Jerry, of Sulphur Springs; one son, Richard Horton III; two daughters, Kristin Horton and Holly Horton Bunch and husband Shay; step-sons Sean Whittle and Brandon Whittle; a brother, Kevin Horton and wife Paula; a sister-in-law, Brandi Horton; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Hale Horton, Sr.; and one brother David Horton.

Memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church in Honor of Richard to the Missionary Fund.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Thomas "One Can" Smith

Thomas "One Can" Smith, age 68, passed away on May 17, 2008, at Dubuis Hospital in Paris. He was born on March 21, 2950, in Detroit, TX, the son of Jessie Smith and Azzie Dennis Smith. His father preceded him in death.

He was raised under the guardianship of Calvin and Mary Ann Dennis, and they too preceded him in death. He was a retired Labor Worker and possessed a real passion for riding horses. The family asks that if you attend the service, come in your Western attire and bring your horse if you want to riede from the church to the cemetery.

He leaves to cherish his memories: former wife, Amye Askew Smith; four daughters, Parchell Lewis, Becky Dial, Yvonne Berry, and Timolin Smith; his mother, Azzie Wilson; step-mother, Ola Mae Smith; two sisters, Betty Hornbuckle and Doris Counts; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a hoste of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

The wake will be from6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Friday, May 23, 2008, at Mason and Mason Morturary.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 24, 2008, at 11:00 a.m., at East Caney Baptist Church, 318 CR-3338, east of Sulphur Springs.

Interment will follow services in the East Caney Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Mason and Mason Mortuary.

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Grace Alene Couch

Funeral services for GraCe Alene Couch, age 86, of Rockwall, are scheduled for 1:30 p.m., Sunday, May 25, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Jerry Perry will officiate.

Burial will follow services in the Posey Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Saturday, May 24, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Couch passed away on Friday morning, May 23, 2008, at Lake Pointe Senior Care, in Rockwall. She was born on September 18, 1921, in the Birthright community, the daughter of W.G. and Rose Withrow Allen. She married Andrew J. Couch, in Sulphur Springs, on March 5, 1944.

Mrs. Couch was a bank teller and office worker at Baylor Hospital. She was a member of Sache Road Church of Christ.

Survivors include: two daughters, Angie Henisey and husband Carl of Rockwall, and Brenda Heintz and husband Jim of McKinney; a brother, Frank Allen of Bossier City, Louisiana; two ssiters, Geneva Sloan of Grand Cane, Louisiana and Pansy Demarse of Bossier City, Louisiana; three grandsons, Chuck Andrew Henisey of Plano, Rocky Todd Henisey and wife Abby of Rockwall; and Justin Heintz of McKinney; and tw0 great-grandchildren, Spencer and Payton Henisey.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Welton Ashmore

Funeral services for Welton Ashmore, age 67, of Hopkins County, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 24, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will follow services in Restlawn Memorial Park.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Friday, May 23, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mr. Ashmore passed away at Harris Methodist Hospital, in Ft. Worth, on Wednesday afternoon, May 21, 2008. He was born in San Angelo, on May 10, 1941, the son of Welton Aubrey and Opal Lee Braden Ashmore. He graduated from Sunset High School, in Oak Cliff, where he participated in the ROTC Program. He married Elizabeth Harris on June 19, 1961. He was a machinist for LTV and Murdock Machinery and Engineering. He was of the Methodist Faith.

Survivors include: two sons, Jim Ashmore of Grandbury and Ashley Ashmore, Jr. of Benbrook; a sister, Carolyn Ann Proffitt of Midlothian; and grandchildren, Christ Ashmore, Justin Ashmore, Kylie Hayworth, Bailey Ashmore, and Tyler Jones.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Lois Chisom

Funeral services for Lois Chisom, age 59, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with Tapp Funeral Home.

Mrs. Chisom passed away on Thursday morning, May 22, 2008, at her residence.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Norma Smith

Funeral services for Norma Smith, age 75, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 22, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Chase Palmer will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Greenview Cemetery, with Jeff Orwosky, Michael Bowden, Richard Allen, Jermiah Jeffreys, Tony Nuziard, David Stange, Jr., Cory Nuziard, Tim Jeffreys, and Josh Nuziard serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 22, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Ms. Smith passed away on Tuesday morning, May 20, 2008, in Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born in Yantis, on April 4, 1933, the daughter of Frank and Elvie York Pepper. She married Joe Louis Smith, in Rockwall, on August 20, 1949. He preceded her in death in 1998.

Mrs. Smith was retired from Olan Mills. She was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include: a daughter, Beck Bowden; a son, Joe Brad Smith, both of Sulphur Springs; two sisters, Mary Valentine of Edinburg and Mattie Czekaj of Garland; grandchildren, Angela Allen and Michael Bowden; and two great-grandchildren, Machell Allen and Kyleigh Allen.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Lealon Williams

Funeral services for Lealon Williams, age 74, of Cumby, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 23, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Marvin Denison and Pastor Billy Capps will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Cumby Cemetery, with Mr. Williams nephews serving as pallbearers.

Visiatation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Thursday, May 22, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Williams passed away on Tuesday morning, May 20, 2008, at Greenville Health and Rehab Center, in Greenville. He was born in Morris County, on November 22, 1933, the son of Carnie B. and Ollie Mae Terry Williams. He married Dottie Fountain, in Morris County, on July 17, 1953. She survives.

Mr. Williams was a payroll and tax manager. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Cumby.

Other survivors include: two sons, Mark Edwin Williams of Colorado Springs, CO, and Phil Stanley Williams of Sulphur Springs; a daughter, Paula Jean Denison of Forney; two brothers, Carnie B. Williams, Jr. of Mena, Arizona and Ennis Williams of Dangerfield; sisters, Tennie Mirian Butts of Dallas, Haeithia Bockman, Stella Lee Williams, Ruby Charline Cox, and Rita Mayerchek, all of Daingerfield; and two grandchildren, Amy Martini and Holly Sientz.

Memorial may be made to First Baptist Church of Cumby.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Marvelle Maynard

Funeral services for Mrs. Marvelle Maynard, age 80, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 21, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Dan Haver will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Hoover Cemetery, with Brian Maynard, Rodney Maynard, Jr., Jerry Maynard, Johnny Maynard, J.D. Maynard, J.R. Stark, Michael Howard, and Johnny Rivers serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 20, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Maynard passed away on Sunday afternoon, May 18, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Charles Glenn Skaggs

Funeral services for Charles Glenn Skaggs, age 41, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 20, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Lowell Skaggs and Rev. James Mason will officiate.

Burial will follow services in the Greenview Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Daniel Skaggs, Dewyane Skaggs, Ronnie Skaggs, John Nabors, Miles Hutchins, Sandy Burk, Michael Elkins, and Eric Marcum.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, May 19, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mr. Skaggs passed away on Saturday afternoon, May 17, 2008. He was born in Sherman, on October 15, 1966, the son of Claudie and Ruth Norman Skaggs. Mr. Skaggs was a highway construction worker for B&D Construction. He was a member of New Beginnings Fellowship Baptist Church.

Survivors include: his mother, Ruth Skaggs; a son, Dakota Skaggs; a daughter, Samantha Skaggs; two sisters, Lovelle Bernet and Martha Payne; and two brothers, Daniel Skaggs and Claudie Lowell Skaggs, all of Sulphur Springs.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Suzy Therwhanger

Funeral services for Susanne "Suzy'" Enix Therwhanger, age 59, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for Tuesday, May 20, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Bill Lane and Rev. Tommy Hall will officiate.

Burial will follow services in the Rockdale Cemetery, with Mike Shing, Brent Barclay, Robert Cody, Phillip Therwhanger, David Therwhanger, Steve Peugh, Gary Odom, and Zane Darling serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Truman Therwhanger, Charles Spencer, and J.W. Spencer.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Monday, May 19, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Therwhanger passed away on Saturday morning, May 17, 2008, at her residence. She was born in Sulphur Springs, on June 10, 1949, and was a member of the Sulphur Springs High School Class of 1967. She was employed by City National Bank for many years, before opening Smart'N Sassy dress shop with her sister, Sharolette Hyde.

Suzy was a beloved wife, adoring daughter, sister, and even more adoring aunt who enjoyed being with family and friends. More recently she enjoyed babysitting and spending precious time with her grand-nephew, Reese.

Suzy is survived by her high school sweetheart and loving husband of 40 years, Dwight Therwhanger; her mother, Rose Enix; her mother and father-in-law, Truman and Esma Therwhanger; her sister, Sharolette Hyde and husband Kenneth; brothers and sister-in-lawy, Phillip and Sherry Therwhanger; a nephew, Heath Hyde and wife Kristi; a niece Dustanna Rabe and husband Jason; nephew David Therwhanger and wife Janlyn; nephew, Marty Therwhanger and wife Bea; as well as a host of other friends and relatives.

Memorials may be made to the Rockdale Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 2006, Sulphur Springs, TX, 75483 and/or the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Lloyd "Cotton" Bland

Military graveside funeral services for Lloyd "Cotton" Bland, age 85, of Ely, Nevada, formerly of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 23, 2008, at Cumby Cemetery, under the direction of the Hopkins County Military Coalition.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t00 8:00 p.m., Thursday, May 22, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Bland passed away on Friday, May 16, 2008, at White Pine Care Center, in Ely, Nevada. He was born in Sulphur Springs on June 27, 1922, the son of J.B. and Kate Abercrombie Bland. He married Willie Slour. She preceded him in death.

Mr. Bland served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was retired, having worked in the mine fields and oil fields. He was a member of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by an infant son; two brothers; and two sisters.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Gwynn B. Johnston

Graveside funeral services for Gwynn B. Johnston, age 86, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:30 p.m., Friday, May 16, 2008, at Restlawn Memorial Park. Rev. Fred Lewis will officiate. Floyd Nelson, Mack Barrett, Horace Stribling, Bobby Thomas, and Alvin Franklin, Jr. will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 t0 2:00 p.m., Friday, at Tapp Funeral Home, prior to services.

Mrs. Johnston passed away on Wednesday morning, May 14, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born on June 25, 1921, in Hunt County, the daughter of E. E. and Edna Brandon Banks. She married Thomas Harle Johnston, in Lakehurst, New Jersey, on October 12, 1942. He preceded her in death in 1984.

Mrs. Johnston was co-owner and operator of The Banks Company, a GoodYear Tire dealership, in business for over 75 years. She was a life long member of the First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs.

Survivors include: two sons, Tommy Johston and wife Linda and Charles Johnston and wife Gail, of Sulphur Springs; two siters, Betty LaRue and husband Bill, of Paris, and Sue Stone of Houston; grandchildren, Wade Johnston, Brynn Parker, and Erin Garcia; great-grandchildren, Macy Johnston, Molly Johnston, Fletcher Young, Sophie Young, and Kori Parker; two brothers-in-law, Bill Boyd and Charles Holding; and special caregivers, Imogene Graves and Glynna "Teence" Bartley.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Doris Boyd and Elizabeth Holding; one grandchild, Kori Johnston; and one brother-in-law, Robert Stone.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Ricky Gibson

Funeral services for Ricky Jo Gibson, age 34, of Commerce and formerly of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 17, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Don Tinsley will officiate.

Interment will follow services at the Gafford Chapel Cemetery, with Casper Cunningham, Bill Mack, Donnie Walker, Darrell Attaway, Frankie Walker, Robert Grubbs, Jay Hammond, Jerrod Hammond, Johnny Walker, Frank Pennington and Willie Sanchez serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Hopkins County Sheriff's Posse.

Visitation will be one hour prior to services.

Mr. Gibson passed away on Wednesday, May 14, 2008, in Baird, TX. He was born in Mt. Vernon, on November 20, 1973, the son of Gary Lynn and JoAnn Adele Hammond Gibson. He married Cheryl Walker, in Sulphur Springs, on June 7, 2003. She survives.

Mr. Gibson was a truck driver and a former member of the Hopkins County Sheriff's Posse. He was a member of Central Baptist Church.

Other survivors include: three sons, Gary Lane Gibson, Dakota Walker, and Calvin Canaga, all of Commerce; his mother, JoAnn Givson, of Sulphur Springs; his father Ricky Glynn Hilburn of Marion, Arkansas; and two sisters, Nina Masters of Sulphur Springs; and Nicky Lynn Hilburn of Dallas.

He was preceded in death by his father, Gary Lynn Gibson; and grandparents, John and Mary Hammond, William and Madree Gibson, and Mary Nell Hilburn.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Lonnie Lewis

Funeral services for Lonnie Lewis, age 48, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 16, 2008,  at First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs. Rev. David Hardage, Dr. Bob McCartney, Rev. Joe Simms, and Kyle Strickland will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Sherley Cemetery with Peter Roos, Eddie Morton, Stewart Hamm, Barry Godwin, Johnny McSheffrey, Jim Roberts, Rowdy Crowson, and Nick Junior serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Ray Skelton, Texas Glory Softball DAds, and the Sulphur Springs Wildcat Football Team.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Thursday, May 15, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mr. Lewis passed away on Wednesday morning, May 14, 2008, at his residence, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Dallas, on February16, 1960, the son of Lonnie Ray Lewis, Sr. and Sherry Lynn Brown Lewis. He married Geneva Marie Melton, in Duncanville, on August 13, 1983. She survives.

Mrs. Lewis worked for Morning Star Foods and was a member of First Baptist Church.

Other survivors include: a son, Zachary Todd Lewis; a daughter, Maurie Grace Lewis, both of Sulphur Springs; his mother, Sherry Barnett of Dallas; his step-mother, Glenda Lee Bradley of Kaufman; three brothers, Duane Lewis of Sulphur Springs, Jeff Lewis of Grand Prairie, and John Lewis of Forney.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Memorials may be made to the Lonnie Lewis Scholarship Fund and/or Softball and Powerlifting Scholarship Fund.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Virginia Sue Mason

Funeral services for Virginia Sue Mason, age 65, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 15, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Tommy Hall will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Ridgeway Cemetery, with Billy Logsdon, Neldon Smith, Jeremy Goldsmith, Heath Taylor, Eric Jackson, Tommy Mobley, Billy Mobley, and Jason Smith serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 14, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Sue Mason passed away on Monday afternoon, May 12, 2008, at her residence. She was born in Childress, on October 16, 1943, the daughter of Forrest Pinkney and Lucille Jackson Stewart. She married Larry Kent Mason, in Childress, on January 10, 1964. He survives.

Mrs. Mason was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist faith.

Other survivors include: three daughters, Tammie Smith and husband, Neldon, Vikki Harmon, and Stephanie Logsdon and husband, Billy, all of Sulphur Springs; two sons, Bobby Scott of Sulphur Springs, and David Mason and wife, Denise, of New Hampshire; two sisters, Lavenia Mobley of Sulphur Springs, and Barbara Large and husband Ken, of Odessa; grandchildren, Candace Flanagan, Jason Smith, Robert Matthews, Mashari Scott, Aimee Mason, Kristina Goldsmith, Jennifer Felix, Mason and Peyton Virgel, and Brayden Logsdon; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two grandchildren, Jason and Michael Scott.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Wanda Malone

Funeral services for Wanda Malone, age 67, of Brashear, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 13, 2008, at First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs.

There will be a private burial by her Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home Family, with grandchildren serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be her Funeral Home Family at Jones-Walker and Son Funeral Home and the Tuesday Bible Study Group, aka, Wanda's Prayer Warriors.

Mrs. Malone passed away on Saturday, May 10, 2008, in Paris, TX, following a battle with cancer. She was born on December 20, 1940, in Hopkins County, the daughter of Thomas Leonard and Ura Lillian Harrison Petty, the eldest of three daughters, following seven sons. She was reared in Brashear and attended Miller Grove School. She married Jarrell Hugh Malone, on May 20, 1955, in Brashear. Her passions were being a wife, mothers, and Maw-Maw. She worked as an optical assistant for many years and as a funeral associate at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home, in Commerce, for many years. She loved playing the piano and organ and singing Southern gospel music. She was well known for her cooking and love for life.

Survivors include: her husband, Jarrell Malone, of Brashear; daughters, LaTresia Lynn Logan and husband Keith, LaWana Gwenn Powell and husband John, and Amie Beth Strawn and wife Brad, all of Sulphur Springs; a son, Jarrell Deane Malone and wife Eileen of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Brian Keith Logan and wife Emily, Shane Benton Powell, Landon Ryan Logan and wife Summer, Sidney Capri Strawn and Ethan Wayatt Strawn, all of Sulphur Springs, LaShay Powell of Arlington, Benton Lane Malone of Plano, Bradley Coleman Strawn of Springfield, Mo., and Hope Malone of Wylie;  great-granddaughters, Lexi Dawn Logan and Karlee Capri Strawn; a brother, Gilbert Petty of Brashear; two sisters, Brenda Dodd of Brashear and Diana Whittle of Sulphur Springs; and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and six brothers, Ardis, Max, Gene, Cecil, and Tommy Willard and Rex Levon Petty.

Arrangements are with Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home, in Commerce.

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Luther J. Goggans

Masonic and military graveside services for Luther J. Goggans, age 83, of Dallas and formerly of Hopkins County, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 13, 2008, at Tira Cemetery, under the direction of the Hopkins County Military Coalition. Rev. Don Shaw will officiate.

There will be no formal visitation.

Mr. Goggans passed away on Saturday, May 10, 2008, at his residence. He was born in Birthright, on July 17, 1924, the son of Luther Benson and Nettie Raul Goggans. He married Norma Patterson in Greenville, on June 16, 1949. Mr. Goggans was retired from the U.S. Air Force, after serving 23 years. He served during WWII, making 18 trips over Japan as a baombardier and tail gunner in B-29's. After WWII, he was a tail gunner in B-36's. After retiring from the Air Force, he moved back to Dallas and went to work for Texas Instruments, retiring after 18 years. He was of the Methodist faith, a Mason, and a member of the Grand York Rite Bodies of Mississippi Columbus. He was also an avid Dallas Cowboy fan.

Survivors include: his wife of 60 years, Norma Goggans; a daughter, Kyla Sue Goggans Studer, both of Dallas; numerous nieces and nephews, with a special closeness to nieces, Dorothy Border and husband Fred, of Longview, and Missy Baldwin and husband Scott, of Jefferson.

He was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Sybil Gafford

Funeral services for Sybil Gafford, age 91, of Dallas and formerly of Hopkins County, are pending with Tapp Funeral Home.

Mrs. Gafford passed away on Thursday, May 8, 2008, in Dallas.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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R. L.Rawson

Funeral services for R.L. (Roy Lee)Rawson, age 87, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 3:00 p.m., Sunday, May 11, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Charles Ethridge will officiate.

Interement will follow services in the the Shooks Chapel Cemetery, with Tommy Rawson, Chad Rawson, Leslee Rawson, Michael Rawson, David Rawson, Gary Crowell and Chris Gibbins serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of Pine Tree Baptist Church in Winnsboro.

Visitation will be one hour prior to services, on Sunday.

Mr. Rawson passed away on Thursday afternoon, May 8, 2008, at Sulphur Springs Health & Rehab Center. He was born in the Adarin Community, on March 7, 1921, the son of Roy Lee and Jewel Martin Rawson He married Johnnie Fayne Gibbins, in Sulphur Springs, on July 27, 1940. She survives.

Mr. Rawson graduated from Sulphur Springs High School in 1939. He attended East Texas State University in Commerce. He owned and operated a dairy farm for 40 years in Martin Springs and Winnsboro. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps, during WWII. He was ordained as a deacon in Martin Springs Baptist Church in 1945 and later served at Pine Tree Baptist Church in Winnsboro. He loved life and enjoyed it to the fullest. He was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend. He will be greatly missed.

Other survivors include: a brother, Jean Rawson and wife Velma; a brother-in-law, G.W. Gibbins and wife Carolyn, all of Sulphur Springs; special couple, E.J. and Patsy Morris, of Winnsboro; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Rawson Lawson; two brothers, Son Rawson and Robert Rawson; and one sister, Fay Maurice Brady.

Memorials may be made to the Pine Street Baptist Church Building Fund.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Anna Lou Hill

Graveside funeral services for Anna Lou Hill, age 96, of Yantis, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday May 11, 2008, at the Yantis City Cemetery. Rev. Byron George will officiate.

Jerry Denton, Ronnie Denton, Charles Dalton, Paul Dalton, Henry Hill, and Brandon Bowring will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be fron 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Saturday, May 10, 2008 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hill was born in Wood County on July 16, 1911, the daughter of George and Eula Hughens Bryant. She married Travis Hill in Wood County. Mrs. Hill was a farmer, housewife, and a member of County Line Baptist Church.

Survivors include: three daughters, Reva Hill and husband Edmond, Norma Denton and husband Leonard, and Vivian Dalton and husband Kenneth, all of Yantis; one son, LaDell Hill and wife Clara of Sulphur Springs; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 22 great-great grandchildren. A host of nieces and nephews survive.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; brothers, Neal, Vester and Harvey Bryant; one son, Buford Lee Hill; and two great-granddaughters.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Pete McDonald

Funeral services for Phillip M. "Pete" McDonald, age 82, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 10, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Shane Carrington will officiate.

Burial will follow services, in the Reilly Springs Cemetery, with Jeremy Jones, Chad Jones, Michael Lawrence, Danny Lawrence, Cody Kirby, Mark McClendon, Jay McClendon, and Jerry Mack Temples serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Fred Fisher, G.R. Romans, Huel Hammonds, Don Petty, Malcom King, and Bob Parker.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Friday, May 9, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mr. McDonald passed away on Wednesday afternoon, May 7, 2008, at Carriage House Manor Nursing Home. He was born on April 16, 1926, to a pioneer Hopkins County family in the Reilly Springs Community, the son of Dan and Charlotte Jewel "Lottie" Vanderslice McDonald. He was a lifelong resident of Hopkins County where he was a farmer, cattleman, and owned McDonald Grocery and Feed for 42 years. His passions were his dedicated support of his family, his involvement with the local 4-H and FFA youth programs, his ability to cook Hopkins County Stew, and gardening. He will always be remembered for the outstanding watermelons that he grew. He married Joyce Marie Crouch, on March 12, 1954, in Palestine, Texas. She survives.

He served in the military, serving in the U.S. Army, during the Korean Conflict, and was a member of Southside Church of Christ.

Survivors include: his wife of over 54 years, Joyce McDonald; two sisters, Sybil McClendon of Sulphur Springs and Sarah Boyd and husband Earnest Mack of Big Spring; a son, Bobby McDonald, of Sulphur Springs; two daughters, Judy McDonald Jones, and husband Marlin, of Sulphur Springs, and Jan McDonald Lawrence and husband David, of Muleshoe, TX; six grandchildren; Jeremy Jones and Chad Jones and wife Laura, of Sulphur Springs, Michael Lawrence and wife Jandi of Muleshoe, Danny Lawrence and wife Shannon of Houston, Abby Lawrence Kirby and husband Cody of Muleshoe, and Jacy Lawrence of Muleshoe; and three great-grandaughters, Landri Lawrence, Kobi Kirby, and Jadi Jones. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Mrs. Elma Crouch, of Sulphur Springs, numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and a host of friends and business associates.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Jason Samuel Lawrence, in 1987; five brothers, Neal McDonald, David McDonald, Eugene "June" McDonald, Charles Keith McDonald, and an infant brother; two sisters, Edith McDonald Harris  and Arlene McDonald Temples; and his father-in-law, T.E. Crouch.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Reilly Springs Cemetery Association, 1217 S. Broadway, Ste. Q, Sulphur Springs, Texas, 75482.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Lonzra Alsobrooks

Memorial services for Lonzra Arnold Alsobrooks, age 52, formerly of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Monday, May 12, 2008, in the West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Harold B. Nash will officiate.

Mr. Alsbrook's creamated remains will be inturned at a later date with a private burial in the Melhaven Cememtery.

Mr. Alsobrooks passed away on Wednesday, May 7, 2008, at Balch Springs Nursing Home, in Mesquite. He was born on June 13, 1955, in Dallas County, of the parentage of Fred and Vida Alsobrooks. He was a member of the Morning Chapel Missionary Baptist Church and had served his country in the U.S. Army.

Survivors include: two sons, Lonzra A. Alsobrooks II and Derrick Barron, both of Dallas; two daughters, Ericlove Pearson, of Canoga Park, CA, and Telia Reynolds of Sulphur springs; three sisters, Freddie Alsobrooks and Edna Freeman of Sulphur Springs, and Margaret Anderson of Duncanville; three brothers, David Alsobrooks and Presron Green, of Sulphur Springs, and Leon Green of Dallas; and one granddaughter, Dexis Pearson of Canoga Park, CA.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his maternal mother, Viola Askew; one brother; and one sister.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Doris Cates

Funeral services for Mrs. Doris Cates, age 87, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Fred Lewis and Bro. Tommy Johnston will officiate.

Burial will follow services in the Pine Hill Cemetery, with Gary McFadden, Brad McFadden, Cary McFadden, Ronny Irby, John Irby, and Don Knotts serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Monday, May 5, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Cates passed away on Sunday, May 4, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born on November 26, 1920, in Hopkins County, the daughter of Clifton E. and Cappie Irby Knotts. She married Lewis Cates on July 8, 1939, in Hopkins County. He preceded her in death.

Mrs. Cates worked at Beall's Department Store for over 25 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church, the Eastern Star, and Rebecca Lodge. She loved working in her flower gardens.

Survivors include: one daughter, Peggy WAlker and husband Buddy of Sulphur Springs; one brother, Don Knotts and wife Rose of Junction; one sister, Gretta Fulbright of Sulphur Springs; two grandchildren, Key Walker and wife Holly of Greenville, and Kelly Walker of Sulphur Springs; and four great-grandchildren, Reese Walker of Sulphur Springs, Sydney Walker, Jude Walker, and Jaxey Walker, all of Greenville.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Aden Reese Post

Graveside funeral services for Aden Reese Post, infant son of Jeff and Kellie Post, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Sunday, May 4, 2008, at Restlawn Memorial Park. Rev. Bob McCartney will officiate.

Aden was born and passed away on Thursday evening, May 1, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

Survivors include: his parents, Jeff and Kellie Post of Sulphur Springs; one sister, Alyssa Post; one brother, Alex Post; and grandparents, Robert and Karen Carraway and Nina Post, all of Sulphur Springs.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, David Post.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Trisomy 18 Foundation at www.adenreesepost.com or to the Pre-School Department at First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Charles Taylor Holland

Funeral services for Charles Taylor Holland, age 62, of Quitman, are pending with Tapp Funeral Home.

Mr. Holland passed away on Friday, May 2, 2008, at Heritage Nursing Home, in Quitman.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Billy Clyde Johnston

Funeral services for Billy Clyde "B.C." Johnston, age 79, of Alba, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 3, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Jim Tingle will officiate.

Burial will be in the Sherley Cemetery.

There will be no formal visitation.

Mr. Johnson passed away on Thursday afternoon, May 1, 2008, at his residence. He was born on December 27, 1928, in Sulphur Springs, the son of Sam Lane and Zella May Tatum Johnston. He married Mary Christine Knowles, on September 28, 1946, in Portales, New Mexico. She survives.

Mr. Johnston worked in accounts payable with Mobil Oil for over 40 years. He was a member of the First Christian Church and served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.

Other survivors include: one son, Jay Keith Johnston and wife, Emerence of Kingwood; two daughters, Linda Ray Arage and husband Phillip of Waxahachie, and Brenda Kay Partin and husband Pat of Cypress; two sisters, Jimmie Lou Herring of Wolfe City, and Annette Robinson of Conway, AR; 4 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Sandra Sue Johnston; three brothers: and three sisters.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Robert Brandt Doyce Miller

Graveside funeral services for Robert Brandt Doyce Miller, age 19, of Tyler, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 3, 2008,  at Winterfield Cemetery, in Hopkins County. Rev. David Foster will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Cole Boseman, Matt Miller, Cody Miller, Timothy Mays, Cory Mays, Ben Elza, Trovis Holley, and Ricky Nelson.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., at Beaty Funeral Home.

Mr. Miller passed away on Tuesday, April 29, 2008, at East Texas Medical Center. He was born in Tyler, Texas, on April 12, 1989 to Robert Nelson and Janet Miller.

Mr. Miller attended Robert E. Lee High School.

Survivors include: his mother, Janet Miller, of Tyler; a sister, Katie Battles of Tyler; grandfathers, Delbert Miller and David Nelson, both of Tyler; special aunts, Diann Rivers of Van, LeBrenda Pittman of Epps, LA; and Lenise Boseman of Pickton; special uncle, Dick Miller of Frankston; best cousin Cole Boseman of Pickton; four great-aunts; two great-great aunts; and numerous other extended family members.

He was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Nubia Miller and Juanita Nelson; and by his father, Robert Nelson.

Arrangements are with Beaty Funeral Home.

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Elsie Lee Camp

Graveside services for Elsie Lee Camp, age 82, of Emory, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 2, 2008, at Dunbar Cemetery. Pastor Larry Kiess will officiate.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Thursay, May 1, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral HOme.

Mrs. Camp passed away on Tuesday evening, April 28, 208, at Sunny Springs Nursing Home. She was born in Ore City, on March 9, 1925. She married William Franklin "Shorty" Camp, in Upshur County, on September 2, 1947. He preceded her in death in 1985.

Mrs. Camp was a homemaker.

Survivors include: two sons, Franklin Camp and Dale Camp; one daughter, Lois Cooksey; and four grandchildren, Ed Camp, Jodi Cooksey, Tommy Camp, and Leslie Camp.

She was preceded in death by her husband and two sons, Glenn Camp and David Camp.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Mary L. Blacker

Memorial services for Mary L. Blacker, age 86, of Sarasota, Fl, are scheduled for 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 30, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. Jimmy Henry officiating.

Mrs. Blacker passed away on Monday, April 28, 2008, at Loyalton Assisted Living, in Dallas. She was born on August 20, 1921, in Oxford, Mississippi, the duaghter of Ward and Bernadine Carroll Brockman. She married John Blacker, in Oakland County, MI, in 1965. He preceded her in death.

Mrs. Blacker was a homemaker and volunteered tirelessly for the Salvation Army, for over 20 years. She loved to crochet and embroidery.

Survivors include: a daughter, Paula Hamilton and Ernest of Holly, MI; a grandduaghter, Annette McCrary and husband Mark of Yantis, TX; and a grandson, Dave Hamilton and wife Kim, of Waco, TX.

She was preceded in death by her parents; an a son, Jerry Wolfe.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Gary Baisden

Gary Edwin Lee Baisden, age 63, of Sulphur Springs, passed away on Monday morning, April 28, 2008, at his residence. He was born in Phoenix, AZ, on August 30, 1944, the son of Edwin and Mary Trent Baisden.

Mr. Baisden served in the U.S. Army as an army ranger.

Survivors include: a daughter, Candy Moreau of Sulphur Springs; a son, Kevin Baisden of Georgia; and grandchildren, J.D. Austin, Sidney Baisden, and Morgan Baisden.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Cremation arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Larry Mills

Funeral services for Larry Mills, age 61, of Little Elm and formerly of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 20, 2008, at Button Memorial Methodist Church, in Little Elm. Rev. Denise Peckham and Rev. John Gowling will officiate.

A graveside service will follow in Hopkins County, at Shooks Chapel Cemetery, at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 30, 2008, with Brandon Harrell, Jacob Truitt, Brandon Wallace, Ronnie Milles, Troy C-debaca, and Louis Lavecchia serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Ali Rupani, Deece Lee Wallace, Dal Wayne Randall, Randy Thompson, David Paul Kirkland, and Gustavo Sanchez.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 29, 2008, at Button Memorial United Methodist Church, in Little Elm.

After and amazing, courageous battle with cancer, for two years, Mr. Mills passed away on Sunday evening, April 27, 2008, at Denton Presbyterian Hospital. He was born in Mason, Tx, on March 16, 1947, the son of Henry Lee and Georgia Elizabeth McKelvain Mills. He married Rosemary Wilson Adams, in Denton, on May 15, 2004. She survives.

Mr. Mills owned a car dealership. He was a member of Button Memorial United Methodist Church.

Other survivors include: a daughter, Lisa Harrell Sanchez, of The Colony; two sons, Larry Allen Mills of Denton, and Shane Mills of Little Elm; two brothers, Dal Mills and Ronnie Mills, both of Brownwood; two sisters, Sue Bullard of Eastland and Rhonda Wallace of Brownwood; and grandchildren, Brandon Harrell, Caitlin Harrell, Breanna Mills, Henry Kirkland, Ryan Ward, Linda Ward, Ivy Fite, Nash Truitt, and Jacob Truitt.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother; and one sister.

Memorials may be made to Button Memorial United Methodist Church.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Edwin F. Elliott

Funeral services for Edwin F. Elliott, age 89, of Sulphur Springs, scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 1, 2008, at First United Methodist Church, with Rev. Julie Halstead Green officiating.

Military graveside honors will be in Sulphur Springs City Cemetery with Masonic Lodge #1948 serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 30, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Elliott passed away on Sunday evening, April 27, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born on September 27, 1918, the son of Wiley Samuel and Mary P. Balch Elliot. He married Annabelle Case, who preceded him in death in 1974. He then married Juanita Tyler, who preceded him in death in 2002.

Mr. Elliott was a technical illustrator with E-Systems. He was a member of the Crusader's Sunday School Class at First United Methodist Church, a member of the American Legion, a lifetime VFW member, and a member of the Masonic Lodge #148. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII.

Survivors include: daughters, Jolynn Ray and husband Charles of Sulphur Springs and Luanne Morgan and husband Jack of Sulphur Springs; brothers, Q.D. Elliott, John Elliott, Bill Elliot, and Charlie Elliott; sisters, Bessie (Elizabeth) Elliott Reed and Carrie Mae Elliott; cousins Clarence Reed, Roy Reed, and Thelma Traweek; three grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Wayne Johnson

Graveside funeral services for Wayne Johnson, age 74, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 29, 2008, at Richland Cemetery.

No formal visitation is planned.

Mr. Johnson passed away on Sunday, April 27, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born in Mahoney, on February 10, 1934, the son of Authur and Winnie Ledbetter Johnson. He married Lucy Elizabeth Balton, in Sulphur Springs, on November 17, 1980. She preceded him in death in 1988.

Mr. Johnson was a yard man for Sulphur Springs City Cemetery and member of Central Baptist Church.

Survivors include: two sisters, Joann Engaron of Willis and Lois Hymel of Spring.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Odell, Aubury, and William Johnson.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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John S. Ames

Funeral services for John S. Ames, age 60, of Scroggins and formerly of Sulphur Springs, are pending with Tapp Funeral Home.

Mr. Ames passed away on Sunday, April 27, 2008, in Scroggins.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Judy Kirkpatrick

Funeral services for Judy Kirkpatrick, age 51, of Como, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 29, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Terry Sparks and Rev. L.D. Baxley will officiate.

Interment will follow services at the Harmony Cemetery, with Richard Alford, Shannon Alford, Vernon Allen, Michael Allen, Alan Henson, Daniel Weatheread, Jonathan Keller, Billy Pennuell, Justin Coates, and Danny Ireland serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Monday, April 28, 2008, at the funeral home.

Judy Brown Kirkpatrick passed away on Sunday, April 27, 2008, at Hopking County Memorial Hospital, from a short-term illness. She was born on May 19, 1956, to Jesse Frank and Mona Castle Brown. She was a homemaker and wonderful and loving wife to Benny Ray Kirkpatrick and a loving and devoted mother to Matthew Kirkpatrick of Greenville and Cari Kirkpatrick Fenimore of Sulphur Springs.

Judy was "Grammy" to Zoee Simpson and a sweet mother-in-law to James Fenimore. She was a member of Family Life Church in Sulphur Springs. She had a caregiver's heart and loved taking care of children and the elderly. She was full of love for everybody and loved them unconditionally. She learned to play the piano in her early 30's and through her music enjoyed praising and worshipping the Lord. She was an extraordinary woman and touched many lives.

In addition to her parents and husband, she is survived by a son, Matthew Ray Kirkpatrick of Greenville; a daughter, Caril Layne Fenimore of Sulphur Springs; three sisters, Carolyn Deas of Quitman, Ramona Smith of Scroggins, and Chris Ireland of Pickton; a brother Jesse Don Brown of Pickton; a granddaughter, Zoee Simpson; and many nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Jimmy R. Goggans

Funeral services for Jimmy RIley Goggans, age 62, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 28, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Fred Lewis and Tommy Johnston will officiate.

Interment will follow services at Restlawn Memorial Park with David Ballard, Mike Broyles, Alex Johnson, Benny Johnson, JOe Thurman, and Tim Williams serving as pallbears.

Visiation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Sunday, April 27, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mr. Goggans passed away on Friday afternoon, April 25, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.  He was born on November 27, 1945, in Sulphur Springs, the son of John and Jewel Goggans. He graduated from Sulphur Springs High School and East Texas State University. He served seven years in the 71st Airborne Division of the Texas Army National Guard. He was a computer programmer and analyst for Net Data Corp. He was a member of the East Texas and Hunt County Woodturners Association. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church.

He married Patricia Ann McCollum, on June 17, 1966. She survives.

Other survivors include: two sons, Brandon and Wesley Goggans; a brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Sandra Goggans; four grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the First Baptist Church Library Fund.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Kyle Renshaw

Funeral services for Kyle Renshaw, age 94, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 26, 2008, at Miller Grove United Methodist Church. Rev. Troy Hollingsworth and Rev. Ron Dyess will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Miller Grove Cemetery with Ricky Stretcher, Carl Renshaw, Charles Kenneth Renshaw, Jr., Mike Nabors, Brian Nabors, Jason Ott, Jim Sheer, Tommy Sheer, and Terry Sheer serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Friday, April 25, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Renshaw passed away on Thursday morning, Apri24, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born in Miller Grove, on July 30, 1913, the son of Ernest and Ida Faye Mays Renshaw. He married Aileen Jewel Brandon and she preceded him in death, in 1985. He married Ivy Brumley Sheer. She survives.

Mr. Renshaw was a retired farmer and retired from Farmer's Co-op. He attended Winterfield Baptist Church and Miller Grove United Methodist Church.

Other survivors include: a daughter, Ora Faye Nabors, of Sunnyvale; a son, Donnie Sheer, of Sulphur Springs; a sister Emma Pearl Woods of Miller Grove; grandchildren, Jeannie Frank, Connie Holloway, Charles Kenneth Renshaw, Jr., Carl Renshaw, Janice Dyess, Paula Stretcher, Mike Nabors, Brian Nabors, Jim Sheer, Tommy Sheer, Terry Sheer, Missi Sheer, and Jason Ott; eighteen great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Wanda Edwards; two sons, Charles Kenneth Renshaw and Terry V. Sheer; four brothers; two sisters; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Winterfield Baptist Church and/or Miller Grove United Methodist Church.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Linnie Mae Ledbetter

Funeral services for Linnie Mae Ledbetter, age 86, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 27, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Bill Miller and Bro. David Lindsely will officiate.

Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park, with John Lindsely, Brandon Frey, Danny Cavanaugh, Tony McGovern, Larry Freeberg, and Jerry Sierocki serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Mrs. Ledbetter's great-grandsons.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Saturday, April 26, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Ledbetter passed away on Thursday morning, April 24, 2008, at Hospice of East Texas Homeplace, in Tyler. She was born in Hopkins County, on March 11, 1922, the daughter of John and Amanda Irons. She married J.P. Ledbetter, in Sulphur Springs, on January 8, 1944. He preceded her in death in 2001.

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

Survivors include: two son, Freddie Ledbetter of Winnsboro and Troy Ledbetter of McKinney; six grandchildren, Jillie Powell, Leah Russ, Robin Whatley, Tammy Ethridge, Ambie Tolleson and Gina Lawson; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of East Texas Homeplace, 411 University Blvd., Tyler, Texas 75701.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Sarah Brobergh

Funeral services for Sarah Brobergh, of El Paso and formerly of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Saturday, April 26, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Doug Howell will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Sulphur Springs City Cemetery, with Erik Broberg, John Broberg, Doug Lack, Jeffery Lack, Jack Foster, and Henry Foster serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Friday, April 25, 2008 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Brobergh passed away on Wednesday, April 23, 2008, in El Paso, surrounded by her family and friends. She was a gentle loving soul, beloved mother, and dear friend. She was born in Dallas, Texas, on Aughtst 28, 1944, the daughter of Taft and Juliet Murray Wilson. She graduated from Highland Park high school in 1962. In 1968, she married Fred Broberg.

Blessed with artistic talent, she created beautiful paintings and crafts. She was an excellent cook and loved to serve her dishes to family and friends at every opportunity. She loved gardening and raising beautiful flowers, herbs, and vegetables in her own yard. She will be deeply missed and always remembered from her unconditional love, beautiful smile, delightful sense of humor, and life-enriching joy brought to the lives of many.

She is survived by her two beloved sons, Erik and John; her mother, Juliet Wilson; and sisters, Ann Lack, Pat Willey, and Jean Smith.

She was preceded in death by her father, Taft Wilson; grandparents Lota and Jess Murray of Sulphur Springs, and J.B. and Margaret Wilson, of Dallas.

 

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Lily Marie Hughes

A graveside service for Lily Marie Hughes, age 88, the mother of Troy L. Martin of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at Trinity Memorial Park Chapel, in Big Springs, at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, 2008.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Lily "Marie" Hughes went home to be with her Lord, on Sunday, April 20, 2008. She was born on August 15, 1919, in Rosston, Arkansas, the daughter of John Andrew and Ruth Grifford Jackson. She married Alvie Hughes, on April 12, 1949, in Seminole, Texas. He preceded her in death.

Marie was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and homemaker. She touched the lives of everyone she knew by her kind, loving, and generous spirit. She always saw the "sunny" side of things and spread joy to all those around. Her pride and joy was her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include: one son, Troy L. Martin and wife, Ruenell, of Sulphur springs; two step-sons, Nathan Hughes and wife, Deanie, of Big Spring, and Calvin "Bud" Hughes and Joe of Knott; grandchildren, Troy M. Martin of Greenville, Micheile Greenfield and husband Eddie of Belton, Malaina Ferrell and husband Chad of Sulphur Springs, Mark Horton and wife Eileen of Little Elm, Pam Sellers and husband Tom of Sulphur Springs, Mike Horton and wife Gina of Cooper, John Horton and wife Jill of Frerick, Oklahoma, Paul Horton and wife Cindy of Sulphur Springs, Sherry Yezak of San Antonio, James Morgan and wife, Barbara, and Ricky Hughes and wife Leah, all of Big Spring, Connie Zant and husband David of Ackerly, Linda Huston and husband Rick, and Mitch Gill; numerous great-grandchildren; four nieces; and two nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; three sisters; one step-daughter, Jean King; one grandson, Gary Hughes; and one nephew, Grady Cunningham.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Jackey Don Richardson

Memorial services for Jackey Don Richardson, age 47, of Pickton, will be announced at a later date.

Mr. Richardson passed away on Friday, April 18, 2008, at Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab Center.

He was born on September 2, 1960, in Waco. He married Linda Perkins, on November 7, 2005. She survives.

Mr. Richardson was a truck driver.

Other survivors include: one daughter, Tamara Perkins of Yantis; one son, Joshua Perkins and wife Brandi, of Yantis; and grandchildren, Breanna Perkins, MiKayla Perkins, Brayden Perkins, Rachel Hurley, Sarah Smith, Karacole Perkins, Morgan Landreth, and Hailee Newkirk.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Paul Lowe

Funeral services for Paul Glynn Lowe, age 42, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 22, in League Street Church of Christ. Keith Kilmer and Patrick Cannon will officiate.

Graveside services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, at The Land of Memory, in Palestine, Texas. Serving as pallbearers will be Andy Owens, Joey Coker, David Rolf, Jason Darrow, Steve Wade, Junior Cox, and Hardy Brunette.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Monday, April 21, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Lowe passed away on Saturday afternoon, April 19, 2008, at his residence. He was born in Paris, Texas, on September 22, 1965, the son of C. Glynn and Frances Yancey Lowe.

He held a Bachelors of science degree in Plant and Animal Science/Agricultural Business, from East Texas State University (A&M Commerce), that he obtained in 1992.  During his years in New Boston, Tx, he was the owner of Lowe's Landscape Company, since 1983. He held the position of vice-president/branch manager of Savings and Loan in Mt. Pleasant and Texarkan. He was a member of the advisory committe for Titus County Industrial Board, planner of Bowie County Enterprise Zones; a member of the New Boston Industrial Development Committee.  He was a member of the Local Redevelopment Authority regarding the Red River Amy Depot closure. He held classes at Paris Junior College and Northeast Texas Community College in Landscape Design. He was a director of the New Boston Chamber of Commerce, the Bowie County Industrial Council, and the Texarkana Home Builders Association. He was a board member of Camp Deer Run Christian Camp. He had been vice president of New Boston Kiwanis Club and he was a member of League Street Church of Christ, in Sulphur Springs.

Survivors include: his parents, Glynn and Frances Lowe of Sulphur Springs; a brother, Mark Lowe and wife Robyn of Frisco; a sister, Sharon Hammond and husband David, of Tyler; and nieces, Laura, Lindsay, and Elizabeth Lowe of Frisco and Sydneyand Bailey Hammond, of Tyler.

A special memorial fund is being planned in memory of Paul Glynn Lowe. Contributions may be made to Camp Deer Run Christian Camp, 1227 County Road 4590, Winnsboro, Texas 75494.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Jasper Nash

Funeral services for Jasper Nash, age 96, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with Tapp Funeral Home.

Mr. Nash passed away on Saturday, April 19, 2008, at his residence.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Dinah J. McDonald

Dinah J. McDonald passed away on Wednesday, April 9, 2008, in Park City, Utah.

She was born on June 24, 1923, in Cardiff, Wales, England, the daughter of John and Margaret Jubilee. She was married to Eugene Ray "June" McDonald, of the Reilly Springs Community, in Hopkins County. The met and fell in love during World War II. He preceded her in death, in 1970.

Dinah made her home and worked in Dallas, Texas, for many years, where she was employed at the Oak Cliff Children's Clinic, as a doctor's receptionist. She loved her job, her co-workers, and especially the children.

In 1995, she moved from Dallas to Park City, Utah, to be with her son, John. Though at times she struggled with various medical complications, she always had a kind word for everyone she met. She took great delight in all the Park City activities.

Her son, John McDonal of Park City, Utah, survives her. Local survivors include a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Pete and Joyce McDonald of Sulphur Springs, and a sister-in-law, Sybil McClendon, of Sulphur Springs.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make contributions to the charity of your choice, in Dinah's name.

Olphin-Hoopes Funeral Home, in Park City, Utah, was in charge of arrangements.

A special thanks is extended to all the professionals in Park City that helped treat Dinah and truly extended her life and quality of life. She loved all of you and appreciated everything that you did to make her life better. A special thanks to Dr. Kathleen Thomas at Park City Clinic for her kindness and friendship.

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Marcell McManus Martin

Funeral services for Mrs. Marcell McManus Martin, age 79, of Longview and formerly of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, 2008, in the Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will follow services in the North Hopkins Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Monday, April 21, 2008 at the funeral home.

Mrs. McManus passed away on Saturday, April 19, 2008, in a Longview nursing home.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Lathan Wiler

Funeral services for Lathan Wiler, age 87, of Pittsburg and formerly of Hopkins County, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 19, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Steve Cook and Rev. Tommy Earl Burton will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Arbala Cemetery, with Andrew Foster, James Deats, David Gillette, Rance Campbell, Phillip Deats, Gregory Deats, and Brandon Gillette serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be one hour before the service, at 10:99 a.m., at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel.

Mr. Wiler passed away on Wednesday evening, at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. He was born in Brashear, TX, on September 23, 1920, the son of Thomas Marvin and Bessie Abercrombie Wiler. He married Carrie Mae Wesson, in Quitman, Tx, on December 24, 1941. She survives.

Mr. Wiler was a retired electrical engineer, for Texas Power and Light Company. He was a member of Reeves Chapel United Methodist Church, in Pittsburg. He served in the United States Army/Air Force During WWII.

Other survivors include: two daughters, Deloros Mae Foster, of Mt. Pleasant, and Carolyn Sue Deats of Memphis, Tennessee; a sister, Mary Jo Mcclain of Bridge City; a brother, Thomas Macolm Wiler, of Quinlan; grandchildren, Carla Sue Gillette, Karen Campbell, Phillip Patrick Deats, and Gregory Wilson Deats; and great-grandchildren, Brandon and Shelby Gillette, Hayley and Malory Campbell, and Ashley, Caden, and Ryan Deats.

Memorials may be made to Reeves Chapel United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 762, Pittsburg, TX 75086 and/or Oak Park United Methodist Church, 1515 Bonham St., Paris, TX.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Narvis Williams Wade

Funeral services for Narvis Williams Wade are scheduled for Saturday, April 19, 2008, at Morning Chapel Baptist Church, at 11:00 a.m.

Interment will follow services in the Melhaven Cemetery, with Frank Booth, Ralph Hines, Dennis Nash, Harry Sims, A.B. Wade, and Boris Wade serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the grandsons, Floyd Burrell, Dave Calhoun, Jr., David Calhoun, LeAndre Morris, Jr., Danie Wade, Donnie Wade II, and Rodney Wade.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Friday, April 18, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

Mrs. Wade passed away on April 9, 2008,  She was born on May 12, 1920, the daughter of Donnie Williams and Euka Minter Williams, in East Caney. She was the eldest of seven children, and when her mother died at an early age, she assisted in the rearing of her brothers and sister. She accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age and departed this life a firm believer.

She was a member of Olive Branch Baptist Church and was married to Willie Troy (Hogg) Wade, who preceded her in death. She retired from Hopkins County Memorial Hospital, where she was employed for many, many years. She spent her "golden" years sharing and enjoying her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

Survivors include: daughters, Myrtle Morris of Kansas City, Mo., Nonoa White (Elbert) of Kansas City, and Willie Calhoun of Sulphur Springs; sons, Donnie Wade, Sr. (Katrina) of Dallas, and Danny Wade, Sr. (Lora) of Commerce; 33 grandchildren; 75 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great grandchildren; and a host of relatives, friends, and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Donie and Euka Williams; her eldest child, Pearl Lewis; her youngest child, Tony Lee Wade; brothers, Eugene Williams, Roscoe Williams, O.D. Williams, and Tommy Williams; and a sister, Gary Williams Fields.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Ralph "Eddie" Campbell

Funeral services for Ralph "Eddie" Campbell, age 56, of Tyler and formerly of Sulphur Springs, are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Interment will follow services at Pleasant Grove North Cemetery, with Cory Dodd, Jason Dodd, Kevin Hollinsworth, Rodney Fykes, Jerry Durham, Steve Campbell, Jr., Ace Hamner, and Cletus Brown serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, April 17, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Campbell passed away on Wednesday morning, April 16, 2008, at Hospice of East Texas, in Tyler. He was born in Sulphur Springs, on January 26, 1952, the son of J.R. and Margaret Wesson Campbell. He married Cathey Lynn Dowell, in Arlington, on August 15, 1998. She survives.

Mr. Campbell was a social worker for Pyramid Health Care and a member of Pollard United Methodist Church.

Other survivors include: his mother, Margaret Wesson Campbell; two sons, Cory Dodd of Frisco and Jason Dodd of Sulphur Springs; two brothers, James R. Campbell of Brownwood and Steve Campbell of Plano; and a sister, Pam Hollingsworth of Sulphur Springs.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Ronald Dillon

Memorial services for Ronald Dillon, age 65, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 20, 2008, at Como United Methodist Church.

There will be no formal visitation.

Mr. Dillon passed away on Tuesday night, April 15, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born in Ainsworth, Nebraska, on January 27, 1943, the son of Jake L. Dillon, Sr. and Frene L. Strong Dillon. He married Linda Cates in North Platte, Nebraska, on January 27, 1977. She survives.

Mr. Dillon was retired from Wisenbaker Body Shop.

Other survivors include: four sons, Kenneth Jake Dillon, Sydney Raymond Dillon, both of Afton, Wyoming, Terry Dewayne Dillon of Etma, Wyoming, and Duane Swindell of Polaski, Tennessee; three daughters, Rona Kay Clark, of Etna, Wyoming, Jalyne Swindell-Hoyan of Odessa, and Kim Swindell Bourdeau of Scottsdale, AZ; brothers and sisters; 18 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Kelli Swindell Hill.

Cremation a rrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Larraine E. Thomas

Lauraine E. Thomas, age 40, of Como, passed away on April 13, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born on February 12, 1968, in Fort Carson, Colorado, the daughter of Horace D. and Dorothy Ford Thomas.

Larraine will truly be missed by all that knew her.

She leaves to morn her passing, her daughter, Kaycee Nicole Thomas; her parents, Horace and Dorothy Thomas; one sister; three brothers; two aunts; two nieces; four nephews; and a host of other extended family members.

The wake will be held from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, 2008, at Mason and Mason Mortuary.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 17, 2008, at 1:oo p.m., in the Independence Baptist Church, in the Sanfield Community.

Interment will follow services in the Independence/Sanfield Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Mason and Mason Mortuary.

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James Linker

Funeral services for James Linker, age 65, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will follow services in the Peerless Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 15, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mr. Linker passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2008, at his residence.

Survivors include: his wife, Patsy Linker; his mother, Vera Mae Linker Rawls, of Winfield; daughters, Melinda Nephew of Galveston, Paula Jenkins of Yantis, Jennifer Cotton of Royce City, Janie Linker of Allen, Deborah Kendall of Yantis, and Donna White of Arkansas; two sons, Mike Booth and Kevin Booth of Sulphur Springs; a sister, Sherry Petty of Salado; brothers, Robert Linker of Quitman and Glenn Linker of Ingram; 21 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, W.A. Linker.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Charles Owens

Funeral services for Charles Owens, age 68, of Plano and formerly of Hopkins County, are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Owens passed away on Monday morning, April 14, 2008, at his residence.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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David Lawson

Funeral services for David Lawson, age 59, of Emory, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 15, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will follow services in the Rockdale Cemetery, with Cephus Gregory, Jack Oxford, Thomas Gregory, Don Petty, Ricky Petty, and Ted Wimberly serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Goldsmith, Don Aulsobrook, Charlie Edgar, and Ricky Morgan.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Monday, April 14, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mr. Lawson passed away on Friday evening, April 11, 2008, at his residence. He was born in Sulphur Springs, on July 3, 1948, the son of Bobby Clark and Mildred Owens Lawson. He married Carolyn Gregory, in Sulphur Springs, on July 22, 1966. She survives.

Mr. Lawson was a truck driver with Yellow Freight and a member of Lake Fork Baptist Church.

Other survivors include: his parents; a daughter, Karen Polk, of Winnsboro; a son, David Lawson of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Kyle Polk and Kody Polk, both of Winnsboro; Faustin Lawson of Sulphur Springs, Hayley Lawson and Dustin Lawson, both of Dike; Denton Lawson of Sulphur Springs; and Brent Rutledge and Tristin Rutledge, both of Sulphur Springs; and his mother-in-law, Betty Gregory, of Sulphur Springs.

Memorials may be made to the church of your choice.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Juan Santillan

Funeral services for Juan Santillan, age 46, of Como, are scheduled for 3:00 p.m., Monday, April 14, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Eleder Tony Chavez will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Como Cemetery, with family and friends serving a pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Sunday April 13, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mr. Santillan passed away at his residence, on Saturday, April 12, 2008. He was born in Mexico, on June 17, 1951, the son of Jose and Maria Sandoval Santillan. He married Teresa Chavez, in Mexico, on September 15, 1979. She survives.

Other survivors include: a son, Juan J. Santillan; three daughters, Maria G. Avila, Sandra T. Palma, and Ana E. Hernandez; his father, Jose Santillan; one sister, Lucila Equihua; one brother, Jorge Santillan; and grandchildren, Erique Avila, Jr., Jovani Avila, and Joccelyn X. Palma.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Maria G. Sandoval.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Daniel Eppars

Funeral services for Daniel Eppars, age 51, of Dike, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 14, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Ron Robinson and Bro. Gary Jordan will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Connor Cemetery with Kevin Keen, David Tubb, Fred Fielden, Bo Romans, Brian Holt, and Jack Towers serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, April 13, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Eppars passed away on Friday afternoon, April 11, 2008, at his residence. He was born in Dallas, Tx, on August 30, 1956, the son of Felton Wayne and Carol Dawn McGrew Eppars. He married Frankie Nell Norman, in Sulphur Bluff, on October 1, 1983. She preceded him in death in July 2005.

Mr. Eppars worked for Hopkins County Precinct #3. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Dike and a member of the Dike Volunteer Fire Department.

Survivors include: his father, Felton Wayne Eppars Sr. of Dike; a sister, Mary Carol Rogers and husband, Glenn of Yantis; and a brother, Felton Wayne Eppars Jr. and wife, Debbie, of Como.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Narvis Wade

Funeral services for Mrs. Narvis Wade, age 87, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Wade passed away on Wednesday, April 9, 2008, in Kansas City, Missouri.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Ruby "Irene" Dickson

Funeral services for Ruby "Irene" Dickson, age 84, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 13, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. Jimmy Henry will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Greenview Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Saturday, April 12, 208, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Dickson passed away on Friday morning, April 11, 2008, at Sunny Springs Nursing Home. She was born in Purdon, on September 26, 1923. She married Oscar Leon "O.L." Dickson, in Dallas. He preceded her in death in 1987.

She was a retired telephone operator for Southwestern Bell and had worked there for 30 years. She was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include: a daughter, Susie Bryant and husband, Rodney, of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Randi Dykes and Chandra Saxton; and a great-granddaughter, Briana Dykes.

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

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Evelyn Bailey

Funeral services for Mrs. Evelyn Bailey, are pending with West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Bailey passed away, on Thursday evening, April 10, 2008, in Tyler.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Gladys Eppars

Funeral services for Gladys Eppars, age 94, of Como, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 13, 2008, at the Trinity Harvest Church of God. Pastor Ray Evers will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Connor Cemetery, with Donnie Eppars, Steve Eppars, Dennis Eppars, Rocky Eppar, Jay Eppars, and Rick Harrison serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Nurses and Aids with Texas Senior Care, and the staff of Cypress Basin Hospice.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, April 12, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mrs. Eppars passed away on Thursday morning, April 10, 2008, at her residence, where for the last nine years she had made her home. She was born in Saltillo, TX, on November 5, 1913, the daughter of John Edward and Sarah Ellen Coston Young. Mrs. Eppars married E.A. "Buck" Eppars, on May 26, 1932, in Hugo, Oklahoma. He preceded her in death  on January 11, 1986.

Mrs. Eppars was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and prayer warrior for everyone. She was a member of Trinity Harvest Church of God.

Survivors include: one daughter and son-in-law, Janellen & Milburn "Catfish" Hettich, of Como; one son and daughter-in-law, Gaylon and Reba Eppars, of Joshua, TX; one sister, Opal Richardson of Sulphur Springs; ten grandchildren, Donnie Eppars, Steve Eppars, Dennis Eppars, Suzanne Harrison, Sheri Holmes, Rocky Eppars, Meredith Rule, Darla Finol, and Courtney Eppars; twenty-three great-grandchildren, Amy Middleton, Angie Harred, Misty Abron, Jennifer Ricketson, Brook Harrison, Jay Holmes, Zane Eppars, Chance Eppars, Brandy Sharp, Reese Eppars, Garry Rule, Tyler Eppars, Brittany Sharp, Kevin Rule, Josh Hampton, Jalie Eppars, Sarah Coston Rule, Matthew Eppars, Jon Connor Rule, Vinson Finol, Jocelyn Finol, Brennan Harred, and Reed Ballard; six great-great grandchildren, Jordan Harred, Alyssa Abron, Kira Middleton, Ivy Sky Eppars, Lennon Middleton, and Shelbi Ricketson; special friend, Donn Eshell Matthews, Linda Owens, Glenda Harris, Melody Brantley, Violet Hettich, Nell Carpenter and Sonoma Shoffitt.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Lillian B. Nauta

Funeral services for Ms. Lillian B. Nauta, age 89, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with West Oaks Funeral Home.

Ms. Nauta passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2008, at Carriage House Manor Nursing Home.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Marie R. Wren

Funeral services for Mary L. Wren, age 82, of Cumby, are pending with West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Wren passed away on Saturday, April 5, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Ona L. Stewart

Graveside funeral services for Ona L. Stewart, age 77, of Cumby, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 8, 2008, at Restlawn Memorial Park. Bro. Don Stewart will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Michael Stewart, Billy Bob Stewart, Jason Venable, Josh Snider, Kyle Holland, and Charlie Clampitt.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Monday, April 7, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Stewart passed away on Saturday, April 5, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She married Thomas Stewart, in 1947, in Brashear, TX. He preceded her in death.

Mrs. Stewart worked as a weights engineer for E-Sytems, for over 20 years. She was a homemaker and of the Church of Christ faith.

Survivors include: one son, Gerald Stewart and wife Donna, of Cumby; one sister, Billie Clifton; grandchildren, Kelli Raye Snider, Candi Browlee, John and Russell Skeen, and Tawana Blanton; and great-grandchildren, Rileigh Snider, Hunter Snider, Zoe Snider, Dylon Brownlee, and Victoria Brownlee.

Mrs. Stewart was preceded in death by her parents.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funerl Home.

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Ruth Fouse

Funeral services for Ruth Mae Fouse, age 92, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Monday, April 7, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Casey Perry will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Cumby Cemetery, with Darrell Vick, Jimmy Don Fouse, Gary Vick, Nathan Sugg, Glynn Sugg, Shane Vick, Kenneth Greer, David Worthey, and Cody Vick serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Sunday, April 6, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Fouse passed away on Friday, April 4, 2008, at Carriage House Manor Nursing Home. She was born on March 7, 1916, in Oklahoma, the daughter of Meritt Ivory and Hattie Gill Sires. She married R.E. Fouse, in Cumby, in 1938. He preceded her in death on September 3, 1964.

Mrs. Fouse was a nursing aid and member of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include: two sons, Sammy Douglas Fouse, and Marty Fouse, both of Sulphur Springs; two daughters, Thelma Gibbs of Arlington, and Sue Perry of Waco; one brother and sister-in-law, Ed and Patsy Sires, of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Ricky Vick, David Vick, Sherrie Henderson, Darrell Vick, Tanya Greer, Tony Fouse, Robert Fouse, Samantha Bufford, Timothy Fouse, Larry Don Fouse, Diane Fouse, Cammie Brown, Casey Fouse, Stacie Perry, Tina Worthey, Jimmy Don Fouse, Lavonda Loncarich, Michelle Perry, and Jody Perry; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Larry Fouse and R.E. Fouse, Jr.; and one grandchild, Gary Wayne Vick.

The family of Mrs. Fouse wishes to thank Ms. Dimple McPhearson for all of her love and care devoted to their mother and grandmother. Also, thanks are extended to the nursing staff at Carriage House Manor and Hospice at Memorial, for their devotion and care.

Memorials may be made to Hospice at Memorial.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Ruby Newsom

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Minnie Newsom,  age 99, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 3:00 p.m., Sunday, April 6, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Tommy Hall will officiate.

Burial will follow inthe Sulphur Springs City Cemetery with Thurman Wood, Eddie Wood, Joel Williams, Jeffrey Santos, Marty Simpson, Bobby Wear, William Campbell, Oscar Aguilar, Ricky Self, and Jay Williams serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Stewart, Glen Fulbright, Dr. Don O'Neal, Dr. Darrel Pierce, Mike Adams, and Larry Mead, Jr.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, April 5, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Newsom passed away on Friday morning, April 4, 2008, at Sunny Springs Nursing Home. She was born in Cumby, TX, on December 10, 1909, the daughter of William H. and Mary Stewart Wood. She graduated from Sulphur Springs High School and attended Texas Tech, in Lubbock, where she met her husband. She married Eugene Franklin Newsom on July 20, 1941, in Lubbock. Deciding they wanted to travel, they bought a moving van and offered long distance moving for their first couple of years. They settled down in Southern California, where they lived for the following 40 years, with the exception of 2 years living in Hawaii, following WWII. They owned a dry cleaning business, which had the MGM Studio contract.

Ruby has written two books, a novel and a cookbook of the collection of favorite recipes of the movie stars and famous people she met, including former First Lady Mamie Eisenhower. She returned to Sulphur Springs in August 1987, following the death of her husband in 1981. She was a member of Davis Street Baptist Church.

She is survived by: her nephews, Thurman Wood, of Paris, and Eddie Wood, of Sulphur Springs; several nieces, Jean Kohenm, of Washington, D.C., Wanda Williams of North Hopkins, Peggy Bristow, of Longview, Terri Aguilar, of Sulphur Springs, and Mary Jo Newman, Barbara Campbell, and Joy Wear, all of Paris; and numerous great-nieces and great nephews.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, T.C. Woods, of Sulphur Springs; and sisters, Evelyn Little, of Sulphur Springs, and Chlorine Watts of Alexandria, Virginia.

If desired, donations may be made to Davis Street Baptist Church.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Patricia Ann McCoy

Funeral services for Patricia Ann "Trisha" McCoy, age 44, of Dike, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 7, 2008, at Dike Baptist Church. Rev. Bill Sharber and Rev. Tony McCoy will offiiciate.

Burial will follow services in the Connor Cemetery with Scotty Waller, Jeff Stevens, Bobby McCoy, Danny McCoy, Tony Titsworth, and Kevin Sartain serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Sunday, April 6, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. McCoy passed away on Thursday, April 3, 2008, at her residence. She was born on October 25, 1963, the daughter of Bobby Gene and Myrtle Grace Stevenson James. She married Mike McCoy, on December 28, 1979, in Flora, Tx. He survives.

Mrs. McCoy was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She loved to cook, especially German chocolate cake, and collected Coca Cola memorabilia and oil lamps.

Other survivors include: her mother, Myrtle Flowers and step-dad, Richard Flowers, of Flora; her step-mother, Bonnie James of Royse City; sons, Shawn McCoy of Dike, and Randy McCoy and wife Whitnie of Sulphur Springs; a daughter, Baden Shackelford and husband Jason, of Dike; brothers, Ricky James of Mt. Vernon, Richard James and wife Jana of Wylie, Randall James, and Jason Flowers, both of Dike; sisters, Brenda Prather of Rowlett, Cheri Sartian and husband Kevin of Frisco; Pam Waller of Sulphur Springs; Holly Turner of Mesquite, and Debbie Turner of Royse City; and two grandchildren, Tracey and Kindall Shackelford and another one on the way.

She was preceded in death by her father, Bobby Gene James.

Arrangement are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Jimmie L. Sanderson

Funeral services for Jimmie L. Sanderson, age 62, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 5, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Jim Moore will officiate.

Military graveside services will be conducted at Restlawn Memorial Park, withh Hunter Smith, Mike Janway, Richard Janway, Randy Janway, Casey Janway, and Brad Dodd serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Friday, April 4, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mr. Sanderson passed away on Wednesday, April 2, 2008, at Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler. He was born on April 1, 1946, in HOt Springs, South Dakota, the son of T.L. and Shirley Russell Sanderson. He married Opal Hampton on April 1, 1968, in Sherman, Texas. She survives.

Mr. Sanderson was a professional truck drier for many years. He was an avid fisherman and was of the Baptist faith. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1964-68.

Other survivors include: he beloved son an daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Anitha Sanderson; one sister, Sherrie Sanderson Bratcher, of Artesia, NM; and two grandchildren, Allison Smith and Hunter Smith.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Jimmy Lloyd Sanderson, Jr., a daughter, Jennifer Lea Sanderson; a brother, Guy Scoggin; and two sisters, Willa Sides and Peggy Trotter.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Hopkins County Veterans Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 533, Sulphur Springs, TX 75483.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Mary Sharber

Graveside funeral services for Mary Sharber, age 65, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 5, 2008, at Weaver Cemetery. Rev. Billy Sharber and Renee Schwartz will officiate.

Joe McCoy, Joey McCoy, Chip Tully, Aaron Edwards, Ryan Sharber, Phillip Williams, J.J. Williams, Khory Hadnot, and Brian Beadle will serve as pallbearers.

Ms. Sharber passed away on Wednesday evening, April 2, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born on September 30, 1942, in Alvin, Texas, the daughter of Verdis and Dovie Broughton Tully. She married Billy Sharber, on March 27, 1964, in Durant, Oklahoma. He preceded her in death in 2007.

Mrs. Sharber retired from Walmart Garden Center and was a member of Central Baptist Church.

Survivors include: a son Billy Joe Sharber, of Sulphur Bluff; a daughter, Renee Schwartz, of Baytown; two sisters, Sue Johnson of Harlington and Rhonda Williams of Sulphur Springs; a brother, Delbert Tully, of Weaver; four grandchildren, Amberly Hadnot, Ryan Sharber, Chaney Schwartz and Wesley Bertrand; and one great-grandson, Josiah Hadnot.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Paul Westbrook

Funeral services for Paul Glenn "Inky" Westbrook of Mesquite and a native of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 3:00 p.m., Saturday, April 6, 2008, at Myra Wilson Chapel, at Sulphur Springs City Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 3:00 prior to services, at the chapel.

Mr. Westbrook passed away on April 1, 2008, at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. He was born on November 17, 1931, in Sulphur Springs, the son of Aubrey Riley Westbrook and Ella Duncan Granger Westbrook.

Mr. Westbrook was founder and owner of Westbrook Ready Mix Concrete, of Dallas. He served his country in the National Guard, and in honor of his service the Hopkins County Military Coalition will conduct military graveside honors. For many years Mr. Westbrook restored two vintage automobiles, a Model-T and a Model-A, both will be present at the service. He had many interests, including touring on his motorcycle, tinkering with small motors, and his circle of friends at the Cardiac support group. He was a member of Rotary in Mesquite.

Surviving family includes: nephews, Robert Barnett, Charles Westbrook, and Steve Westbrook; nieces, Kathy Payne, Donna Barnett, Jeanne Osborne, and Robin Fairchild; and many friends.

Mr. Westbrook was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Robert Gee, Aubrey Riley Westbrook, Jr., James Duncan Westbrook, and Edwin T. Westbrook; and one sister, Ella Marie Barnett.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hopkins County Veteran's Memorial, P.O. Box 533, Sulphur Springs, Texas 75483.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Denise Moore

Denise Moore, age 45, of Sulphur Springs, passed away on Wednesday, April 2, 2008, at her residence. She was born in Greenville, Tx, on May 18, 1962, the daughter of Clifton Dale and Mary Katherine Robertson Jones.

She is survived by: three sons, Dustin Moore, of Sulphur Springs, Bradley Moore of Sulphur Springs, and Phillip Moore of Sulphur Springs; a daughter, Kyley Parker of Heath; a sister, Kathy Jones of Ft. Worth; and three grandchildren, Caiden Moore, Dawson Wood, and Makayla Wood.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister.

Cremation arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Caroline Thompson

Funeral services for Caroline Miller Thompson, age 97, of Dallas and formerly of Sulphur Springs, are are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 5, 2008, at Morning Chapel Baptist Church. Rev. Rudy Ellis will officiate.

Burial will follow services in the East Caney Baptist Church, with friends and family serving as pallbearers.

No formal wake will be held.

Mrs. Thompson passed away on April 1, 2008, at Baylor Health Care System, in Dallas, TX. She was born on June 24, 1910, in Hopkins County, the daughter of Bill Miller and Erie Parnell Miller. She was educated in SSSISD, attending Douglas High School. She confessed Christ at an early age at the East Caney Baptist Church. Later she became a longtime member of the Morning Chapel Baptist Church. After moving to Dallas, she united with St. Phillips Missionary Baptist Church under the pastorage of the late Rev. C.J. Phillips. Later on her Christian journey she united with the Greater New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church under the pastorage of Rev. R. C. McNeil. She was married in Hopkins County, in 1928, to Obie Thompson, who preceded her in death, in 1975. To this union was born two children, Jean Thompson, daughter, and a son, the late Travis Thompson, who preceded her in death in 1992.

Mrs. Thompson leaves to mourn her passing, her daughter, Jean Thompson Hilburn, of Dallas, and a host of relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Linzy and Jack Miller; and a sister.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Patricia Moon

Funeral services for Patricia "Pat" Moon, age 60, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 2, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Kenneth Rhoades will officiate.

Burial will follow services in Restlawn Memorial Park, with Dudley Moon, Don Moon, Jimmy Moon, Michael Loyd, Glenn Friddle, Buddy Williams, Jason Ricketson, and Mike Matthews serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be G. W. Moon, the Sulphur Springs Police Department, and the Hopkins County Sheriff's Office.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 1, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Moon passed away on Monday morning, March 31, 2008, at Hospice of East Texas Homeplace, in Tyler. She was born in Arlington, Texas, on October 5, 1947, the daughter of Joseph Edward and Ocie Elizabeth Chism Reed. She married Bobby Moon on December 26, 1973, in Durant, Oklahoma. He survives.

Mrs. Moon was a beautician for over 35 years and a homemaker. She was of the Baptist faith.

Other survivors include: two sons, Edward Moon and wife Betty of Sulphur Springs, and John David Moon and wife Barbye of Boerne, TX; a daughter, Christi Davis of Azle, TX; a brother, Joe Reed and wife Judy of Sulphur Springs; a sister, Carolyn Loyd and husband Michael of Milford, TX; and grandchildren, Ladi and Brooklyn Moon of Sulphur Springs, Regan Moon of Boerne, and Braden Moon of Azel.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Homeplace Hospice.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Evelyn Rasure

Funeral services for Evelyn Rasure, age 86, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 3, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Shane Carrington and Noel Bailey will officiate.

Interment will follow services in Restlawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Justin Neal, Jason Neal, Mike Neal, Scott Isham, Wally Hart, Pud Brice, Joe Rodriquez, James Waller, and Pat Potts.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 2, 2008, at the funeral home.

Ms. Rasure passed away on Monday morning, March 31, 2008, at her residence. She was born on March 18, 1922, in Cripple Creek, CO, the daughter of Hansel and Mary McDonald Johnson. She married Jess "Shorty" Rasure, on October 19, 1940, in Dike, TX. He survives.

Mrs. Rasure was a homemaker and member of the Dike Church of Christ.

Other survivors include: a daughter, Gayle Christoper, of Houston; a son, Ronnie Rasure of Berkley, CA; a brother, Billy Joe Johnson, of Houston; a granddaughter, Kimberley Paige Dillehay and husband Craig; and a great-grandson, Blake Dillehay.

She was preceded in death by one brother, James Hansel Johnson, Jr.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Robert Sarine

 

Military graveside services for Robert Sarine, age 81, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 29, 2008, at Shooks Chapel Cemetery. Rev. Fred Lewis will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Ross Sarine, Steven Farrell, Tom Flatt, Zac Minter, Reece Booher, and Jackie Grant.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, March 28, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Sarine passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2008, at Carriage House Nursing Home. He was born on April 14, 1926, in Wurtsboro, New York. He married Agnes Louise Wells, on June 14, 1952, in Elkton, Maryland. She preceded him in death on May 31, 1971. He then married Bette Janet Witter, on April 24, 1976, in El Paso, TX. She preceded him in death on December 24, 1988.

Mr. Sarine was employed by Pictinny Arsenal and was assigned to the communications branch as a telephone installer and repairman. In April 1958, he was assigned to the Field Engineering Unit of the Nuclear Weapons Development Division as an Electronic Development Technician. Since that time, Mr. Sarine has served as a techinical representative of Picatinny Aresenal/ARRADCOM during the performance of R&D and acceptance testing of air defense and ballistick missles at Cape Canaveral, Martin Marietta Company, Florida, and at White Sands Missle Range, New Mexico. Bob retired after 32 years of Civil Service. As a young man, he served in the U.S. Navy, stationed in the Pacific and Japan.

Mr. Sarine was of the Presbyterian faith.

Survivors include: a son, Scott Sarine and wife Lindy, of Sulphur Springs; a sister, Genieveve Craig of Louisville, KY; two grandchildren, Ross Sarine and wife Emily of Texarkana, TX, and Nancy Sarine and fiance Steven Farrell of Dallas; special friend, Frances Trede and family of San Antonio; and step daughters, Cindy Witter of Inglewood, CO, and Chris Whitter of Mesa, AZ.

Arrrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Drue Connally V

Graveside f uneral services for Drue Albert Connally V, age 88, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 27, 2008, at Sulphur Springs City Cemetery. Pastor Michael Moore will officiate.

Brad Martin, Eric Martin, Danny Martin, Chris Connally, George Connally, Drue Connally, John Emigh, and Chuck Emigh will serve as honorary pallbearers.

No formal visitation will be held.

Mr. Connally passed away Tuesday evening, March 25, 2008, at Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab Center. He was born in Sulphur Springs, on July 12, 1919, the son of Drue Albert Connally, IV and Bessie Mae Henry Connally.

Mr. Connally was a member of First Christian Church in Sulphur Springs.

Local surviving family members include: a sister-in-law, mary Connally Hood; a nephew, George Connally and wife Patricia; a niece, Susie Barker and husband Mickey; and numerous nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Mr. Connally was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Perry Connally; one sister, Marilee Martin; nieces, Roseann Connally, Sally Connally Emigh, and Carolyn Walls; and one great-nephew, Daniel DeWitt.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Bobby Burgin

A memorial service in celebration of the life of Bobby Joe Burgin, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 27, 2008, in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church. Rev. Gaither Day and Rev. Pete Adrian will officiate.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ene Ashcroft, Wayne Bawcum, Jerry Bennett, Warren Chancellor, Bill Johnson, Jim Johnson, Ralph Preuss, Shem Ray, Bob Skidmore, and Tom Stewart.

Mr. Burgin passed away early Monday morning, March 24, 2008, at Baylor Hospital, in Dallas, with his family at his side. He suffered a major stroke in 1999.

He was born in Wood County, on February 10, 1936, the son of William Cleve and Berthal Mae Robertson Burgin. He graduated from Odessa High School and The University of Texas at Austin, with a BBA in accounting. He worked as a Certified Public Accountant for 33 years.

He married his beloved high school sweetheart, Sidney Ann Liles, on July 1, 1955. They raised two sons, William Lyle Burgin and Michael Scott Burgin. They shared the joy of three granddaughters, Alyssa Burgin, Laren Burgin, and LeAnna Burgin.

Mr. Burgin was a member of First United Methodist Church, where he served several terms on the Administrative Board as Finance Chairman. He coached Little Leage baseball, and was an active officer in Troop 69 of the Boy Scouts of America. In 1979, he organized the Hopkins County Chapter of the University of Texas Ex-Students Association and later served as its president. He was a member of the board of directors of the Sulphur Springs Loan and Building Association and the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce.

He will be remembered by his many devoted friends and business associates as a man of great compassion and caring, a person of honesty, integrity, and steadfastness, and his love and capacity for living and his loving commitment to his family and friends.

Mr. Burgin is survived by his mother, Berthal Mae Burgin, of Dallas; his wife, Sidney Liles Burgin, of Sulphur Springs; son, Lyle Burgin and wife, Lynn, of Dallas; son, Scott Burgin and fiance, Kerri Morey, of Brashear; and granddaughters, Alyssa Burgin of Sulphur Springs; and Lauren and LeAnna Burgin of Dallas. He is also survived by two brothers, James Cleveland Burgin of Dallas, and William Larry Burgin of Concan, and their families.

He was preceded in death by his father, Cleve Burgin; and an infant brother, John Aubrey Burgin.

The family will receive visitors at their home, 715 Kelli Circle, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 26, 2008.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 301 Church Street, Sulphur Springs, Tx 75482, or to the Hopkins County Texas Exes Scholarship Fund, c/0 Ralph Preuss, 214 N. Davis Street, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Martha Jean Hall

Funeral services for Martha Jean Hall, age 66, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for Friday, March 28, 2008, at 1:00 p.m., in the East Caney Baptist Church.

Interment will follow services in the East Caney Cemetery.

Viewing will be from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Thursday, March 27, 2008, at Mason & Mason Mortuary.

Mrs. Hall passed away on Sunday, March 23, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born on February 14, 1942, in Sulphur Springs, the daughter of Warren Epps and Grace Henley Epps. She married Bobby Joe Hall. He survives.

Martha Jean will be remembered as a loving housewife, great cook, wonderful mother and grandmother, and great friend.

Other survivors include: a daughter, Mary Pruitt; seven step-children; three grandchildren; and a host of nephews, nieces, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

 

 

Arrangements are with Mason & Mason Mortuary.

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Tyhler Reppond

Funeral services for Tyhler Reppond, age 18, 0f Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 26, 2008, at First Baptist Church, in Sulphur Springs, with Rev. Larry Baxley officiating.

Interment will follow in the Seymore Cemetery, with Price Orwosky, Neal Adams, Lance Reppond, Patrick Whitehead, Andy Ginn, Clint Traylor, John Holland, and Ryan Thompson serving as pallbeares. Honorary pallbearers will be the Sulphur Springs Class of 2007, motorcycle riding buddies, and the Volunteer Fire Department of Como.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 25, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Tyhler passed away on Sunday, March 23, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital, following an automobile-motorcyle accident.  He was born in Sulphur Springs, on June 24, 1989, the son of Stuart and Becky Harris Reppond. He was attending Paris Junior College and he was employed by Morning Star-Specialty Foods. He was a member of the Wildcat Football team, and was active in Wilcat TV and drama, earning All-Star Cast recognition as a member of the SSHS One-Act Play team. He earned a 2007 Thespian Scholarship. He was a member of the Como Volunteer Fire Department and Reilly Springs Baptist Church.

Survivors include: his parents, Stuart & Becky Reppond; his fiance, Luz Hernandez; a brother, Hunter Reppond; a sister, Haleigh Reppond, all of Yantis; his grandparents, Don and Helen Reppond of Yantis, and Charles and Judy Harris of Como; and a great-grandmother, Odene Leonhart of Yantis.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Burt Aaron

Funeral services for Burt Aaron, age 74, of Cooper and formerly of Hopkins County, are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Thursday, March 27, 2008, at Cross Country Cowboy Church. Rev. Jimmy Prater, REv. Sonny Pennington, and Rev. Byron Houck will officiate.

Interment will follow services  at Oaklawn Cemetery, in Cooper, with Larry Aaron, Ernest Aaron, Jeffery Aaron, Neil Aaron, Bruce Aaron, and Eric Aaron serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 26, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Aaron passed away on Sunday morning, March 23, 2008, at his residence. He was born in Denton County, TX, on July 22, 1933, the son of J.P. and Eva Dudley Aaron. He married Doris Eves, in Forney, on September 19, 1953. She survives.

Mr. Aaron was a rancher and was of the Pentecostal faith.

Other survivors include: five sons, Larry Aaron of Sulphur Springs, Ernest Aaron of Reilly Springs, Jeff Aaron of Cooper, Neil Aaron of Longview, and Bruce Aaron of New Orleans; four daughters, Susie Purcell of Joshua, Teresa Hanson  and Christine Morehead, both of Cooper, and Darlene Hammons of Sulphur Springs; three brothers, Joe Aaron of Ennis, James Aaron of Frisco, and David Aaron of Red Oak; seven sisters, Fannie Gidney of McKinney, Tommie Gidney of Farmersville, Beatrice Isaacs of Munster, Emma Hawking of Conroe, Linda Taylor of Roxston, Mildred Smith of Emory, and Kathy McDonald of Graham; and 75 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Peggy Cole; a sister, Nettie Watkins; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Ruth Ann Jones

Ruth Ann Jones, age 66, passed away on Saturday, March 22, 2008, in Sulphur Springs, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born on April 27, 1941, in Miami, Oklahoma, the daughter of Delmer Ira and Ethel Elizabeth Williams Holden. The preceded her in death.

She retired after working for 18 years as a site manager for the Senior Citizens Nurtrition Program, of Miami, OK. She married James Jones, on September 5, 1959, and they have been married for almost 50 years.

In addition to her husband, she is also survived by a son, Mark Ray Jones, of Welch, Oklahoma; daughters, Jozie Johnson and her husband Kent, of Sulphur Springs, and Janice Ingram and her husband Dann, also of Sulphur Springs; brothers, Kenneth Holden of Tuscaloosa, AL, and Carol Holden and his wife Bertha, of Grove, OK; 7 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Delmer Wayne Holden; and one grandchild.

A memorial service will be held at a later date, by the family.

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Jessie Lappin

Memorial services for Jessie Lappin, age 72, of Saltillo, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 24, 2008, at Grace Baptist Church, in Mt. Vernon. Rev. Daniel Ledford will officiate.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., at Murray-Orwosky Funeral home, on Saturday, March 22, 2008.

Mr. Lappin passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2008, at Paris Regional Medical Center. He was born on October 12, 1935, the son of Virgil Elton and Maggie Jane Cole Lappin.  He married Sarah Ann Fallwell, in Durant, Oklahoma, on October 20, 1967. She survives.

Mr. Lappin was a retired welder for Flora Daniel Inc. He was a member of Grace Baptist Churh, in Mt. Vernon.

Other survivors include: three sons, Jay Lappin, of Mt. Vernon, Buddy Lappin of Sulphur Springs, and Chad Lappin of St. Augustine; a daughter, Molly Huie of Sulphur Springs; five sisters, Dorothy Stapp, Louise Stapp, Charlene Worley, Betty Howell, and Virgie Kelton, all of Bonham, TX; and grandchildren, Garrett, Levi, Jessica, Jaci, and Harlan Lappin, Courtney Pearson, Rain Pearson, Colby Dillion Clem, and Maggie and Kiley Huie.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Eldon Lappin; and five sisters, Pauline Kneedler, Virginia Lappin, Carolyn Jo Peek, Thelma Preston, and Opal Worley.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Mary Ruth Moore

Graveside funeral services for Mary Ruth Moore, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 3:00 p.m., Friday, March 21, 2008, at Restlawn Cemetery. Rev. Gaither Day and Rev. Fred Lewis will officiate.

Mary Ruth Dawson was born on October 11, 1911, in Sulphur Bluff, TX, the daughter of Jack Dawson and Bessie Flint Dawson. She married Emmett M. Moore, on November 28, 1928, in Sulphur Bluff. He preceded her in death on February 27, 1995.

Mrs. Moore was a wonderful and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She loved cooking, canning, and putting away food that her husband grew in his garden. She was an integral part of the Moore dairy operation in Brashear for twenty-two years. She was a 50 year member of the The Order of the Eastern STar, Chapter 246, of Sulphur Bluff. Mrs. Moore served the chapter as its Worthy Matron several times over the many years. She loved "the Bluff" where family were prominent settlers. Mrs. Moore was a den mother for the Cub Scouts, and a long time member of the First United Methodist Church, where she taught church school to the children and was active with the Methodist Youth Fellowhsip. And, she was a member of the Hamilton Bible Class for many, many years.

Survivors include: two sons, Charles Moore of Sulphur Springs, and Emmett "Mike" Moore and wife Donna of Brashear; one grandson, Brandon Moore and wife Shannon of Brashear; and a nephew, Charles Dawson of Sulphur Springs.

No formal visitation will be held.

Memorials may be made to the Holly Highway, P.O. Box 160, Pickton, Tx 75471 and/or the First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 173, Sulphur Springs, TX 75483.

Tapp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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George Temples

Graveside funeral services for George Ronald Temples, age 71, of Scroggins and formerly of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 21, 2008, at Shooks Chapel Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Winfrey, Frankie Winfrey, Ray Grimes, Paul Bailey, Harold Haynesworth, Tommy Hurley, and Donnie Sanders.

Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until 1:45 p.m., Friday, prior to services, at Shooks Chapel United Methodist Church.

Mr. Temples passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2008, at East Texas Medical Center, in Tyler. He was born on October 19, 1936, in Sulphur Springs, Texas, the son of Howard and Lillian Brumley Temples. George was a lifelong resident of Hopkins County and had been a dairy farmer for many years. Then, he owned and operated Martin Springs Plant Farm. He was awarded the American Farmer Degree by the Sulphur Springs FFA Chapter. George married Maidell Phillips. She .

Other survivors include: a step-son, Phillip Neal Fitzgerald, of Sulphur Springs; three step-daughters, Norma Dale Cameron and husband Jimmy,  Freda Wells and husband Don, and Sherry Cronemeyer; 8 step-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Judy Temples of Sulphur Springs; one nephew, Larry J. Temples; and two nieces Lisa Millsap and Lana Schultz.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Lillian Temples.

Arrangements are with Bates Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant.

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June W. Brim

Funeral services for June Marie Wester Brim, age 83, and formerly of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 22, 2008, at First United Methodist Church in Sulphur Springs. Her sons will officiate.

Graveside services will follow in the Sulphur Springs City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, March 21, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Brim passed away on Tuesday evening, March 18, 2008, at her residence, surrounded by her family, from natural causes. This loving wife, mother, and "Granny June" was born on May 30, 1924, to the pioneering Hopkins County family of Frank and Carrie Wester, who preceded her in death. One of six Wester siblings, she grew up and lived most of her life in Sulphur Springs. She graduated from East Texas Teacher's College, where she was honored as a "May Beauty." Her love of teaching was something she practiced for many years, earning her Masters degree in Education from East Texas State University, and retired from teaching in 1990. She married the late Judge J. Kearney Brim, Jr., on June 9, 1944, in Sulphur Springs. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Sulphur Springs for more than 40 years, and was a faithful member of the Crusaders Class.

Her retirement years were filled with family, lively games of bridge with her many friends, and numerous church activities. One thing for which she will always be rememberd is her constructing unique cards and letters to encourage, congratulate, or comfort everyone she knew. Her gift of letting others know she cared was priceless and she spent countless hours crafting her handiworks of love. In 2005, as her health became more of a concern, she moved to Dallas, to live with her youngest son, Cal, and have the nursing care of his wife, Daunn.

She is survived by her children, Jay Brim and wife, Jeanine, of Austin; Charlie Brim and Wife Terri, of Dallas; Connie Brim Gulley and husband, Jeff, of Tyler; and Cal Brim and wife, Daunn, of Dallas;  and a brother, James Wester, of Palmer, TX. Her surviving grandchildren include Cari Brim Land of Tacoma, Washington, Brandon Brim of Tucson, ARizona, Stacy Brim Drake of Beaumont, TX, Jessica Brim Schumacher of Austin, TX, Ammy Gulley Cagle of Tyler, and Reid Gulley of Stephenville. She leaves one great-grandson, Jack Land, of Tacoma, Washington, and two great-grandchildren awaiting their birth.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, J.Kearney Brim; one grandson, Brent Burkett; her brothers, Bostick Wester and Cal Wester; and sisters Carolyn Wester Porter and Mildred Jane Wester.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Sulphur Springs City Cemetery Society, P.O. Box 651, Sulphur Springs, Texas, 75482.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Marjean Lennon Stotts

Funeral services for Marjean Lennon Stotts, age 62, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 21, 2008, at Tapp Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Fred Lewis will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Pippin Hill Cemetery, with Ms. Stotts' family and friends serving as pallbearer.

Visitation will be hosted one hour prior to services on Friday, March 21, at the funeral home.

Ms. Stotts passed away, Tuesday evening, March 18, 2008, at her residence. She was born in Commerce, Tx, on October 7, 1945, the daughter of Loyd and Margueritte Bird Branom Lennon.

Ms. Stotts was a school teacher for 21 years, of which 18 were spent in the Rains ISD. She held a batchelors and masters degree from ETSU and was a member of First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs.

Survivors include: one son, Micah Loyd Stotts of Cumby; two brothers, Johnny Lennon of Cumby, and Rex Lennon of Miller Grove;  a sister, Judy Lennon Ashby, of Henderson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Rev. Roy Alcorn

Funeral services for Roy Alcorn, age 80, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 20, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Al Daivs will officiate.

A military graveside service will be conducted following services, by the Hopkins County Military Coalition, at Black Oak Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mike Alcorn, Steve Alcorn, James Alcorn, Ronald Alcorn, Anthony Alcorn, David Alcorn, Bryan Alcorn, and Chris Alcorn. Honorary pallbearers will include Ed Woodard, James Heard, Randal Nichols, and Robert Nichols.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mr. Alcorn passed away on Tuesday morning, March 18, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born in Greenville, on September 5, 1927, the son of Venus T. and Mabel I Glenn Alcorn. He married Audrey Fay Laminack, in Rockwall, on October 5, 1946. She survives.

Rev. Alcorn was a retired minister and a member of Grace Family Church in Sulphur Springs. He served in the U.S. Navy.

Other survivors include: a sister, Betty Caudle, of Yantis; and three brothers, James Alcorn of Garland, W.F. Alcorn of Hartsville, South Carolina, and L. Lannie Alcorn of Yantis.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, W.D. Alcorn, G.N. Alcorn, and Thurman Alcorn.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Lillie Faye Barrett

Funeral services for Lillie Faye Barrett, age 52, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at Mitchell Chapel Church of God in Christ, in Sulphur Springs. Supt. Nelson Gatlin will officiate.

Burial will follow services in the Morning Star Cemetery, near Naples, Texas, with Tommy Clayton, Juan Walker, Charles Perry, Terry Moore, Lester Henley, and Marcel Lee serving as pallbearers. Nephews and Brootherhood of Mitchell Chapel COGIV will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family will host a wake on Tuesday evening, March 18, 2008, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at Tapp Funeral Home.

Miss Barrett passed away on Sunday, March 16, 2008, at her residence in Sulphur Springs. She was born on October 9, 1955, in Sulphur Springs, the daughter of Joe Cecil Barrett and Ella Mae Warren Barrett.

Miss Barrett was a 1974 graduate of Sulphur Springs High School and attended Paris Junior College, majoring in business. She also attended Amherse Career Center in Greenville, receiving a Certificate of Executive Secretary. She was a lifelong member of Mitchell Chapel Church of God in Christ, where she served as Choir Director of the Youth and Adult Choirs, Primary Sunday School Teacher, and Coordinator of the Easter and Christmas programs for over 25 years. She was elected Sherman District Choir President in 2001 under the leadership of Supt. Royce Price, and Vice-President of Texas Northeast Third Jurisdictional Choir, under Bishop T.W. Johnson. She was employed at Play House Day School, where she was age 3 and 4, after school teacher and director.

Survivors include: her sisters, Wilma Jean Nelson and husband Floyd, and Lottie Mae Moore; brothers, Mack Meloy Barrett and wife Elizabeth, and James Cecil Barrett; a god-brother, Rickey Cowan, all of Sulphur Springs; nephews, Henry ONeal Turner and wife Charla, Floyd F. Nelson and wife Twarla, Scottie Terae Nelson and wife Patrice, and Mack Meloy Barret, Jr.; nieces, Thundra Devette Lee and husband Raphael, and Faith Nicole Barrett; aunts, Eddie Mae Person Hicks, Lorretta Person Biggs, Francis Person Miller, Shirl Ann Person Dial, and Christian Warren; great-nephews, Johnathon ONeal Lee, Jordan Raphael Lee, Demarcus Terrell Nelson, Joshua Trent Nelson, Galen Barrett, and Tyrek Cork; and great-nieces, Natasha Sherice Lee and Shakyre Cork. She is also survived by a god-daughter, Tiara Brewer.

Miss Barret was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, John Henry Turner, Jr.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Pearline Hawkins

Funeral services for Lillie Pearline Hawkins, age 65, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Mark Speed will officiate.

Burial will follow services in the North Hopkins Cemetery with Larry Golightly, Robert Wolf, Buddy Smith, Ricky Barnes, Dwayne Barnes, and Russell Skeen serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 18, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Hawkins passed away on Monday, March 17, 2008, at her residence. She was born on January 5, 1943, in Wellington, Texas, the daughter of Vernon Lee and Velma Faye Wolf Chaney. She married Harold Hawkins, on June 20, 1981, in Hugo, Oklahoma. He survives.

Mrs. Hawkins worked in the jewelry department at Walmart for over 15 years. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

Other survivors include: four daughters, Patricia Redden and husband Johnny, of Henderson, Lisa McClure and husband Danny Ray, of Greenville, P.K. Harris and husband Paul, of Mt. Pleasant, and Sherry Watson and husband Paul, of Birthright; 17 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents: three sons, Coye Heath Golightly, Chad Golightly, and Doyle Wayne Crompton; a daughter, Donna Golightly Dixon; and a brother, Vernon Chaney.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Robert Wygal

Funeral services for Robert Dale Wygal, age 52, of Como, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 19, 2008, in the Chapel at West Oaks Funeral Home. Rev. Reuben Trussell will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Como Cemetery with Steve Janicki, Lee Souder, Mark Brumley, Allen Brumley, James Allen, Kevin Jones, Joe Money, and Monty Stevens serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Roberts and Larry Brown.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 18, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mr. Wygal passed away on Saturday, March 15, 2008, at Hospice of East Texas Homeplace, in Tyler. He was born on July 16, 1955, the son of Paul and Margie Hornsby Wygal. He married Dianne Donald, in 1990. She survives.

Mr. Wygal worked in construction and was employed by M. Hannah Construction Company, in Sulphur Springs.

Other survivors include: his mother, Margie Wygal; sons, Claudius Lively and wife Morgan, of Winnsboro, and Jacob Lively of Como; daughters, Paula Wygal and Whitney Wygal; and a sister, Glenda Sue Price, of Caddo Mills.

He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Wygal; a brother, James Wygal; and a sister, Paulette Parrish.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Billy Lynn Boles

Graveside funeral services for Billy Lynn Boles, age 49, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 19, 2007, at Brashear Cemetery. Keith Kilmer will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Michael Brown, Daniel Williamson, Robbie Williamson, D.J. Newby, Terrel McGary, Tommy Jolly, Tony Peek, and Jimmy Morris. Honorary pallbearers will be Casey Carmony and Donnie Brown.

Visitation will be at 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m., prior to services, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Boles passed away on Saturday morning, March 15, 2008, at his residence. He was born in Houston, on July 15, 1958, the son of William Hardy and Shirley Ann Baxter Boles. He married Julie Gale Finley, in Sulphur Springs, on August 4, 1975. She survives.

Mr. Boles was a mechanic and a member of the Church of Christ.

Other survivors include: a son, Bruce Lynn Boles; a daughter, Jennifer Jeanann Boles; his mother, Shirley Boles, all of Sulphur Springs; and three brothers, William Ronald Boles of Cantonment, Florida, J.d. Boles of Jennings, LA, and Dennis William Boles, of Bismark, North Dakota.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Hardy Boles; a sister, Judy Ann Boles; and a brother, Gary Bruce Boles.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Mary "Belle" Brock

Funeral services for Ms. Mary "Belle" Brock, age 68, of Lubbock and formerly of Hopkins County, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 22, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Benny Dixon will officiate.

Interment will follow services in Restlawn Memorial Park with Brian Rabe, Steve Brock, Chris Brock, Robert Brock, Kevin Brown, and Ronnie Harris serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Friday, March 21, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Ms. Brock passed away on Saturday morning, March 15, 2008, at Covenant Specialty Hospital, in Lubbock. She was born on June 5, 1939, in Bryan, TX, the daughter of Andrew Lucious and Martha Baker Simmons. She married Tommy Lee Brock, in Lovington, NM, on December 15, 1955. He preceded her in death in 2006.

Survivors include: two daughters, Katherine Brock, of Lubbock, and Brenda Rabe of Ronoke; two sons, Bill Brock of Sulphur Springs and Allen "Rocky" Brock of Emory: two sisters, Francis Willis of Lubbock and Barbara Coats of Emory; six brothers, H.N. Simmons of Pineland, Jack Simmons of Montgomery, Andy Simmons of Liberty, David Simmons of Romayor, James Simmons and Bob Simmons, both of Bryan; four grandchildren, Brian Rabe, Joshua Brock, Steven Brock, and Christopher Brock; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Allen.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Coy Lindsey

Funeral services for Coy Lindsey, of Lone Oak, are pending with Point Funeral Home.

Mr. Lindsey passed away at his residence, on Thursday afternoon, March 13, 2008.

Arrangements are with Point Funeral Home.

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Doug Caison

Claude "Doug" Caison, Jr., age 71, of Sulphur Springs, died in Dallas on March 13, 2008. He was born in Wellington, TX, on April 24, 1936, the son of Claude Wilson Caison, Sr. and Annie Long Caison.

Mr. Caison was a retired long haul truck driver, with the Coca-Cola Company for 36 years. He was a Mason and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Wellington, TX. He served his country in the National Guard, during the Korean Conflict.

Survivors include: his wife, Beth; two sons, Douglas Caison of Greenville, and Steve Caison of Wisconsin; a daughter, Lynn and husband Alex of Rockport, Tx; a brother, David and wife Karen Caison of Wellington; a brother-in-law, C.H. Jones of Log Cabin, TX; and two grandchildren, Mia Caison and Jeffery Johnson.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Caison; his parents; and one sister, Margie Jones.

Visitation will be on Saturday, March 15, 2008, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at Lynch Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be Sunday, March 16, 2008, at 2:00 p.m., at the Lynch Funeral Home.

Burial will follow services at Lynch Memorial Park.

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Michael Lee Holder

Graveside funeral services for Michael Lee Holder, age 56, of Dodd City, TX, are scheduled for 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 18, 2008, at Horton Cemetery, in Horton, Tx.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, at the Faith Chapel Church of Horton, prior to services.

Mr. Holder passed away on Wednesday, March 12, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

Tapp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Don Creager

A funeral mass for Don Creager, of Sulphur Springs, is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 15, 2008, at St. James Catholic Church. Father Gary Rottman will officiate.

A graveside service will follow in the Calvary Hill Cemetery, in Dallas, at 2:00 p.m.

There will be a rosary at 6:30 p.m., Friday, March 14, 2008, with a visitation from 7:00 t0 9:00 p.m., at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Creagor passed away on Wednesday, March 12, 2008, at Hospice of East Texas, in Tyler. He was born in Hickory, Oklahoma, on June 8, 1928, the son of Jesse Loyd and Eppie Chapman Creager. He married Rose Marie Conkle in Las Cruces, New Mexico, on May 23, 1953. She survives.

Mr. Creagor was a retired roofing contractor and a dairyman. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

Other survivors include: a son Robert Creagor, of North Dakota; two daughters, Pamela Hartman of Nebraska and Christie Quinn of Yantis; grandchildren, Kim Holtslag, Jay Norman, Chris Creager, Marcus Creager, Matthew Creagor, Valorie Hartman, and Creager Quinn; and great-grandchildren, Joshua Jordan, Hailee Creager, Dynalee Creager, Dakota Creager, Macey Creager, Mackinzie Creager, Abigail Creager, Braden Creager, Alexandria Creager, Elizabeth Creager, and Jonathan Creager.

He was preceded in death by three sons, Jimmy Creager, Michael Creager, and Donnie Creager; three brothers, Harvie Creager, Ted Creager, and Calvin Creager; and four sisters, Willie Burrows, Jessie Baker, Katherine Creager, and Pauline Winters.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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B. J. Hathcox, Jr.

Funeral services for Bill Jack "B.J." Hathcox, Jr., of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 15, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel.

A military graveside service, under the direction of the Hopkins County Military Coalition, will follow services at Restlawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Justin Hathcox, Sean Murray, Stewart Murray, Scott Murray, Spencer Murray, and Kyle Cates. Honorary pallbearers will be the Calss of 1960, Tom Green, and Joe Worsham.

Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 15, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mr. Hathcox passed away on Wednesday, March 12, 2008, at Mother Frances Hospital, in Tyler. He was born in Sulphur Springs, on February 14, 1942, the son of Bill Jack Hathcox, Sr. and Margie Dale Parkins Hathcox.

Mr. Hathcox was a carpenter and a member of First Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Survivors include: his mother, Margie Dale Hathcox; one brother, Karen Dale Hathcox of Yantis; two sisters, VaLinda Hathcox, of Yanits, and Symantha Murray and husband Steve of Sherman; five nephews, Justin Hathcox of Yantis, Sean Murray of Allen, Stewart Murray, Scott Murray and Spencer Murray, all of Sherman; two nieces, Amanda Hathcox of Hobbs New Mexico, and Kara Hathcox of Austin; a great-nephew, Gregory Hilsabeck of Austin; and a special friend, Juana Birdwell.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Joy "Gale" Tellez Wilemon

Funeral services for Joy "Gale" Tellez Wilemon, age 52, of Brashear, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 14, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Al Davis will officiate.

Burial will follow services in the Brashear Cemetery with Stevie Tipps, Eric Brown, Roy Rodriguez, Austin Tipps, Kevin Tipps, and Kenneth Shaw, Jr. serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Thursday, March 13, 2008, at the funeral home.

Ms. Wilemon passed away on Wednesday, March 12, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born on December 11, 1955, in Greenville, the daughter of Robert Dean and Queta Joy Tipps Wilemon. Ms. Wilemon was a health care provider for Jordan's Health Care and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include: her mother, Queta Joy Wilemon; a brother Ray Dean Wilemon and wife Linda of Brashear; a sister, Teresa Rocha and husband Leonard of Brashear; special friend, Opal Burgin; three nieces; 6 great-nieces; 1 great-nephew; and numerous friends and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Dean Wilemon; and step-father, Ernest Neas.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Maryetta Crandell

Funeral services for Mrs. Maryetta Crandall, age 83, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Crandell passed away on Tuesday evening, March 11, 2008, at Hospice of East Texas, in Tyler.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Herbert Hampton

 

Memorial services for Herbert Hampton, age 74, of Yantis, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 13, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Paul Bailey will officiate.

Mr. Hampton passed away on Tuesday evening, March 11, 2008, at Presbyterian Hospital of Winnsboro. He was born on March 2, 1934, in Durant, Oklahoma. He grew up in Ft. Worth and graduated from Arlington Heights High School. He attended North Texas State University, in Denton. He was successful in the computer business in Dallas and in later years in the real estate business in East Texas. In 1972, he married Elaine White, of Coffeyville, Kansas, and they retired to the Yantis area from Dallas, 17 years ago.

Survivors include: his loving wife Elaine; two step-children, Shelly Langston and husband Jess of Greenville, and Brad White of Austin; three sons, Keith Hampton and wife Susan of Tyler, Kirk Hampton and wife Sonya of Rowlett, and Kyle Hampton of Dallas; two daughters, Karen Grantham and husband Gregg of Rowlett, and Kristi Harris and husband Danny of Garland; a sister, Sue Burkett of Ft. Worth; and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Roberta Pitman.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Casey McMahan

Funeral services for Casey McMahan, age 20, of Sulphur Springs, are  scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 12, 2008, at First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs. Rev. James Edge will officiate.

Interment will follow services in Restlawn Memorial Park. Serving as pallbearers will be Chase Helm, Jake Morrill, Cameron Fatland, Mitch Self, Scott Stewart, Chance Massey, Josh Riley, Alex Aguilar, Matthew Y'Barbo, Trey Neighbors, Jayden Spencer, Dustin Gideon, Brian Nix, Landon Mays, Jared Glenn and Seth Northcutt. Honorary pallbearers will be the Sulphur Springs Astros baseball team.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 11, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Casey passed away on Saturday, March 8, 2008, in Mesquite, Nevada, at the home of a friend. He was born in Sulphur Springs, on September 14, 1987, the son of James Kendall and Karen Kay Brown McMahan. He attended and played baseball for Pratt Community College, in Pratt, Kansas. He worked with his father at McMahan Auto Air and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include: his parents; a sister, Krista McMahan, all of Sulphur Springs; and grandparents, Ella Brown, of Sherman, Poe Brown of Horseshoe Bay, and Patsy McMahan of Sulphur Springs.

He was preceded in death by paternal grandfather, Kenneth McMahan.

Memorials may be made to the Casey McMahan Scholarship Fund at Guaranty Bond Bank.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Wilma Lou Byers

Graveside funeral services for Wilma Lou Byers, age 79, of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at 12:00 noon, Wednesday, March 12, 2008, at Sulphur Springs City Cemetery. Rev. Dan Hoke will officiate.

No formal visitation is planned.

Mrs. Byers passed away on Monday, March 10, 2008, at Carriage House Manor Nursing Home. She was born on May 5, 1928, in Dallas, Texas, the daughter of Melvin Strasner and Ruby McCorkle Strasner.

Mrs. Byers was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church, in Sulphur Springs.

Survivors include: a daughter, Stephanie Byers Conway, of Sulphur Springs; two sisters, Wanda Baxter of Wylie, Tx, and Juanita Carmichael of San Angelo, TX; and grandchildren, Crystal Gesch of Dallas, Miranda Conway of Sulphur Springs, and Timothy Mark Byers, Jr. of Colorado.

Mrs. Byers was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Timothy Mark Byers; and one sister, Mary Lillian Medders.

Tapp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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DeLoyce June Wadley

Funeral services for DeLoyce June Gragston Wadley, age 67, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 12, 2008, at Tapp Funeral Home. Rev. Shannon Hassel will officiate.

Interment will follow services at 4:30 p.m., in the Blue Springs Cemetery, in Newark, Arkansas, with Ronnie Miller, John Verner, Matthew Montoya, Dillon Verner, and Mark Verner serving as pallbearers. Charli Cierra Wadley Hodges will serve as an honorary pallbearer.

No formal visitation is planned.

Mrs. Wadley passed away on Sunday, March 9, 2008, at her residence in Sulphur Springs. She was born on June 26, 1940, in Duncan, Oklahoma, the daughter of Perrie Edgar Gragston and Oma Lavada Spencer Gragston. She married Ellis Lee Wadley in Winter Haven, California, on February 14, 1959. He survives.

Mrs. Wadley was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church, in Newark, Arkansas.

Other survivors include: one son, Mark Preston Wadley of Sulphur Springs; three daughters, Michelle Ranae Verner and huband John David, Ellise Leaneete Miller and husband Ronnie, and DeLoyce Leschelle Wadley, all of Sulphur Springs; one sister, Carolyn Hughs of Casa Grande, Arizona; and grandchildren, Ellis Matthew Montoya of El Paso, Erica Brooke Verner of Sulphur Springs, DeLoyce Ellise Sadatt of Ft. Lee, Virginia, William Shade Wadley of Clyde, Dillon Jacob Verner, Charli Cierra Wadley Hodges, and Perrie Edgar Wadley, all of Sulphur Springs.

Mrs. Wadley was preceded in death by her parents; and one sister.

Tapp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Tessie Butler

Graveside funeral services for Tessie Butler, age 82, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:30 p.m., Sunday, March 9, 2008, at Richland Cemetery, in the Brinker Community.

Visitation will be from 1:00 t0 2:00 p.m., prior to services, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Butler passed away on Friday, March 7, 2008, at Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab Center.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Joe Ed Coker

Funeral services for Joe Ed Coker, age 72, of Como, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 8, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Tommy Hall will officiate.

Burial with full military honors will be conducted following services in the Black Oak Cemetery, with Ricky Craft, Doug Craft, Buck Creel, Lynn Hammond, Dale Hammond, and Michael Hammond serving as pallbearers.

There will be no formal visitation.

Mr. Coker passed away on Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at his residence. He was born on December 5, 1935, in Como, the son of Leonard and Miriam Cook Coker. He married Dorothy Craft. She survives.

Mr. Coker worked in electronics at Bell Helicopter and ELFAB. He served in the U.S. Army and was of the Assembly of God faith.

Other surviviors include: sons, Michael Hammond, of Ft. Worth, Dale Hammond of Jackson, MS, Lynn Hammond of Garland, and Kenny Coker of Saches, TX; daughters Renee Coker of Irving and Candace Coker of Dallas; grandchildren, Summer Hammond, Jeremy Hammond, Chasidy Hammond, Britni Hammond, Shane Hammond, and David Coker; and great-grandchildren, Alexis, Macy, and McKenzie Smith.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Vicky Coker; two brothers, Thomas Coker and Zane Coker; and one grandchild, Josh Hammond.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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John David Bicknell

Graveside funeral services for John David Bicknell, age 65, of Garland, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 6, 2008, at Arledge Ridge Cemetery, in Bonham.

Mr. Bicknell passed away early Wednesday morning, March 5, 2008, at his residence. He was born in Paris, Tx, on January 23, 1943, the son of Vernon Ray and Carrie D. Allen Bicknell.

Mr. Bicknell was a retired printer and served in the U.S. Air Force.

Survivors include: his mother, Carrie Ransom, of Sulphur Springs; two brothers, James Bicknell, of Mt. Pleasant, and Thomas C. Ransom, of Dallas; and one sister, Paula Rorie of Sulphur Springs.

He was preceded in death by his father; and one brother, Olan Ransom.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Jimmy Dean Cannon

Funeral services for Jimmy Dean Cannon, age 49, 0f Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 10, 2008, at New Beginnings Fellowship Baptist Church. Rev. Paul Pogue and Rev. Mark Speed will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Brashear Cemetery, with Dean Mobley, Mike Comer, Stanley Aulsbrook, Mike Garner, and Gerald Killiam serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the New Beginnings Fellowship Baptist Church Recovery Group.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, March 9, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Cannon passed away on Thursday morning, March 6, 2008, at his residence. He was born in Sulphur Springs, on January 19, 1959, the son of Ray and Mary King Cannon. He married Leslie Johnson, in Sulphur Springs, on December 1, 2006. She survives.

Mr. Cannon was a truck driver for Feeder Supply. He was a member of New Beginnings Fellowship Baptist Church.

Other survivors include: two daughters, Stephanie Cannon and Amy McClure, both of Sulphur Springs; two sisters, Rae Jean Sprueill of Winnsboro and Mary Osborne of Louisiana; a brother, James Cannon; and grandchildren, Trevor McClure, Grayson McClure, Dequarian Wilderson and Dayton Wickerson.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Huckabee.

Memorials may be made to the New Beginnings Fellowship Baptist Church Recovery Group.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Jim Finton Harper

Funeral services for Jim Finton Harper, age 92, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 7, 2008, at League Street Church of Christ. Bro. Keith Kilmer will officiate.

Burial will follow services at Restlawn Memorial Park, with Johnny Anderson, James Blair, Jim Boles, Clyde Nichols, Dan Phillips, Joe Ridgell, Don Sides, and Lynn Turner serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Clifton Alexander, John Barkley, Larry French, Marvin Hart, Tommy Panter, Randy Reed, and Jody Thompson.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, March 6, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Harper passed away on Tuesday morning, March 4, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born on January 3, 1916, in Hopkins County, the son of Robert Elliott and Amanda Sarting Harper. He met and married Gladys Fuller, while attending East Texas State University. After teaching school a few years, he received his Master's degree in education from the University of Arkansas. He returned to Texas and taught in Mt. Pleasant, Yantis, and then moved to Abilene. He retired in 1977, after teaching chemistry, biology, and physics for over 35 years.

After the death of his first wife, he marrid Lanova Siler Patterson Cawyer, on November 23, 1979. They relocated to Sulphur Springs, in 1982. He and Lanova have been active members of League Street Church of Christ. Lanova survives.

Other survivors include: a son, Justin Harper and wife Beatrice, of Las Cruces, New Mexico; a daughter, Patricia Ford and husband Tom, of Queen Creek, Arizona; a son, Larry Harper and wife Debbie, of Victoria; a step-son, Lewis Patterson and wife Rama, of Tampa, Florida; a step-daughter, Patty Morrison of Witchita Falls, Texas; and a step-son, Fred Cawyer and wife Carol, of Rowlett; a sister, Mona Tomasyne Echols of Cooper; thirteen grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Billy"Bill" Crump

Funeral services for Billy "Bill" Crump, age 75, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at Our Savior Lutheran Church. Rev. Mac Bearss and Rev. Michael Moore will officiate.

A military graveside service will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park, with Joe Suggs, Glenn Lovett, Don Temples, Billy Wayne Orr, Brad Diener, Don Deaton, Eddie Malloy, and Gordon Lee serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 4, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Crump passed away on Monday Morning, March 3, 2008, at Hospice Homeplace of Tyler. He was born in the Brinker Community, on November 2, 1932, the son of William and Ola Campbell Crump. He married Laverne Hanusch, in Sulphur Springs, on September 8, 1959. She survives.

Mr. Crump was retired from TCA Cable TV. He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

Other survivors include: a son, Travis Crump; a daughter, Rhonda Crump Harry; a brother, Darel Crump, all of Sulphur Springs; and grandchildren, Charlotte Janway, Dustin Harry, and Derek Harry.

Memorials may be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Margaret Beatty

Funeral services for Margaret Beatty, age 86, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 7th, at Mitchell Chapel Church of God in Christ, in Sulphur Springs. Supt. Nelson Gatlin will officiate.

Burial will follow services in the Mel Haven Cemetery, with Minister Chris Goodson, Bro. Horace Jones, Minister Louie Person, Bro. Billy Petty, Bro. Willie B. Porter, and Minister Timothy Ransom, serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Aaron Addison, Leon Brooks, Floyd Cullors, Jr., Keith Cullors, Alvin Harnage, Hubert Evans, Kevin Willis, Keidric Evans, Willie Hoskins, Charles Maull, Schedrick Mumphrey, Ricky Wheeler, and Eric Willis.

Ms. Beatty passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2008, at Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab Center. She was born Margaret Langley, on February 28, 1921, in Sulphur Springs, TX, the daughter of  Richard L. Langley and Tennie Edwards Willis Langley. She married James Beatty in Greenville. Mr. Beatty preceded her in death.

Mrs. Beatty was a homemaker. She served for many years as an usher at Temple Baptist Church #2 in Bossier City, Louisiana, until her health began to fail. She moved to Sulphur Springs in 1996 and became a consistant supporter of Mitchell Chapel C.O.G.I.C.

Surviving family members include: a neice and daughter, Beverly Willis of Carson, California; three sisters, Mrs. Elgia Walker, of Longview, and Lillian Simms and Mrs. Ophelia Evans, both of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Eric Willis of Frisco and Kevin Willis of Mesquite; and a great-granddaughter, Erica Alexandria Willis of Frisco.

Mrs. Beatty was preceded in death by her parents; one son, James Beatty, Jr.; two brothers, Henry Charles Langley and Cecil Langley; and two sisters, Florence Watson and Sara Langley.

The family will hold a formal wake on Thursday evening, March 6, 2008, from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., at Tapp Funeral Home.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Myrtle Dye

Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle Dye, age 77, of Garland and formerly of Hopkins County, are pending with Tapp Funeral Home.

Mrs. Dye passed away on Saturday, March 1, 2008, at Medical City Hospital in Dallas.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Eleanor "Robbie" McKenzie

Funeral services for Mrs. Eleanor "Robbie" McKenzie, age 92, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Fred Lewis will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Reilly Springs Cemetery, with Joe Mack Gober, Kurt Plumer, Mark Wilson, Matt McKee, Paul Burch, and David England serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 4, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. McKenzie passed away on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2008, at Prairie Estates Nursing Home, in Frisco, Texas. She was born on February 15, 1916, in Reilly Springs, the daughter of Robert and Neugie Browen Bailey. She was a young child when her father passed away, and her mother remarried E.M. Starrett, who raised her. She married Elsdon Maurice Attlesey, in 1932. He preceded her in death on May 7, 1991. She then married Curtis McKenzie, in 1994, and he preceded her in death, on October 11, 2002.

Mrs. McKenzie worked in accounting for Atlantic Richfield (ARCO) with is now British Petroleum. She was member of the Garden Club, and volunteered as a Pink Lady. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include: two daughters, Peggy Wright and husband James of Forney, TX, and Liba (Elizabeth) Williams and husband Dave of Frisco, TX; one sister, Ragine Moore, of Houston, TX; one brother, James Starrett and wife Ada of Arlington, TX; four grandchildren, Debby Wilson of Mesquite, Cindy McKee of Dallas, Lori Williams of Dallas, and Kristi Plumer and husband Kurt of Frisco; and 5 great-grandchildren, Mathew McKee, Mark Wilson, Melissa Wilson, Ellie Plumer, and Sophie Plumer.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Eleanor Kay Attlesey; and one brother, Howard Starrett.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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James Woodall

Memorial services for James Lewis Woodall, age 54, of West Tawakoni, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 8, 2008, at Point Funeral Home Chapel. James Edward Woodall will officiate.

 

Mr. Woodall passed away at St. Joseph Hospital, in Bryan, Tx, early Saturday morning, March 1, 2008. He was born in McKinney, on June 7, 1953, the son of James Willam anJane Rutledge Woodall. He was a carpenter.

Survivors include: a daughter, Cindy Duffer, of Sulphur Springs; a son, James Edward Woodall, of Tyler; his mother and step-father, Jane Fox and Gene Fox of Tyler; grandchildren, Cody Duffer of Sulphur Springs, and James Woodall, Jr. of Tyler; a brother, Noah Woodall; and four sisters, Susan Holland, Shelly Westmen, Vickie King, and Cathy Orr.

Arrangements are with Point Funeral Home.

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James E. Kizer

Funeral services for James E. Kizer,  age 52, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 11:oo a.m., Tuesday, March 4, 2008, at the Church of the Nazarene. Rev. Larry Keiss will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Oak Ridge Cemetery, in Ladonia, with Mr. Kizer's nephews serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Monday, March 3, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Kizer passed away on Saturday morning, March 1, 2008, at Sunny Springs Nursing Health & Rehab. He was born in Bonham, Tx, on September 30, 1955, the son of George and Bertha Stepp Kizer. He married Pamela Joyce Kizer, in Sulphur Springs, on February 11, 1994. She survives.

Mr. Kizer was a concrete finisher.

Other survivors include: a son, James Kizer, Jr., of Sulphur Springs; four daughters, Rebecca Lamb, of Sulphur Springs, Angela Morrow, of Teague, Alicia Gibson of Sulphur Springs, and Toni Rhodes of Mexia; two sisters, Sue Dabney of Mexia and Mary Heddens of Sulphur Springs; two brothers, Jack Kizer of Sulphur Springs, and Bill Kizer of Teague; and grandchildren, Emily Richardson, Ariel Morrow, Aaron Lucas, Sulivan Lamb, Blake Anthony, Alecia Briceno, and Jasmine Briceno.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Orland Kizer, Garnish Kizer, and Johnny Kizer; and two sisters, Virginia Petrea, and Peggy Kizer.

Memorials may be made to the Kizer Family, c/o Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home, to help defray funeral expenses.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwoksy Funeral Home.

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Danny Elliott

Funeral services for Danny Elliott, age 59, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 23, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Shane Carrington will officiate.

A military graveside service will be conducted by the Hopkins County Military Coalition, at the Hagensport Cemetery, following formal services. Jared Fitch, Jerry Green, Jr., Jake Elliott, Daniel Romans, Marlin Jones, and Durwood Smith will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Roger Caudle, Don Petty, Ray Wilson, Tom McLemore, Bob Parker, and Richie White.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Sunday, March 2, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mr. Elliott passed away on Thursday afternoon, February 28, 2008, at his residence, following a long battle with cancer. He was born in Deport, Texas, on November 14, 1948, the son of Walter Maurice and Neval Merl Bolton Elliott. He married Wanda Grace Wilhite, in Greenville, on June 5, 1992. She survives.

Mr. Elliott was a truck driver and a member of Southside Church of Christ. He served in the U.S. Navy, during the Vietnam War.

Other survivors include: three sons, Ronald Pierson, of Mangum, Oklahoma, Kenneth Elliott of McKinney, and Daniel Elliott of Sulphur Springs; three daughters, Autumn Pierson of Mangum, Oklahoma, Leanne Reichert of Como, and Cherise Archer of Sulphur Springs; three sisters, Linda Bunch and Betty Elliott, both of Panama City, Florida, and Molly Fitch of Cumby; two brothers, Walter "Bud" Elliott of Amarillo and Johnny Elliott of Cumby;  and grandchildren, Devin and Hunter Pierson, Terran and Alexis Reichart, Caleb and Cameron Archer, and Ashlynn Pierson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Ada Green.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Sally Roushey

Funeral services for Sally Roushey, age 68, of Mesquite, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Sunday, March 2, 2008, at Pickton United Methodist Church. Rev. Henry Suche will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the New Pickton Cemetery, with Joey Roushey, Paul Michael Pierson, Ron Angerer, and Cody Stutts serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 5:00 t0 7:00, Saturday, March 1, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Ms. Roushey passed away on Thursday, February 28, 2008, at Medical City Hospital, in Mesquite. She was born in Pickton, on April 22, 1939, the daughter of Joseph A. and Idabell Templeton Minter. She married James W. Roushey, in Dallas, on August 1, 1955. He survives.

Mrs. Roushey was a secretary for Eckrich Sausage Company and was of the Methodist faith.

Other survivors include: three daughters, Sherry Angerer, of Jacksonville, Florida, Sharon Roushey of Stephenville, and Vicky Roushey of Mesquite; a son, Stephan Roushey of Bay City; two brothers, Dr. Joe Minter of Sulphur Springs and Tom Minter of Rowlett; a sister, Barbara Shields of Grapevine; and grandchildren, Jamie Pierson, Paul Michael Pierson, Whitney, Haley and Brodie Roushey, Jacklyn Horn, Joey Roushey, Sally Robertson, James Scott Robertson, and Tori Ingram.

She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Roushey, and a sister, Mary Ann Pleasant.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Frances Groves

Funeral services for Frances Groves, of Lake Jackson and formerly of Sulphur Springs, are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mrs. Grove passed away on Thursday, February 28, 2008, at her residence.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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James Beasley

Funeral services for James Beasley, age 91, of Sulphur Springs and formerly of Cambell, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 1, 2008, at Cumby Funeral Home. Michael Moore and Joel Arnold will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Cumby Cemetery, with Mr. Beasley's nephews and other family serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to services.

Mr. Beasley passed away on Wednesday afternoon, February 27, 2008, at Hopkins House. He was born on November 11, 1916, in Cumby, the son of Henry Lee and Ibrah Jo Easley Beasley. He married Juanitta Simmons, in September of 1996, at Cambell. She survives.

Mr. Beasley was a retired postmaster of the post office at the Naval Air Station of Corpus Christi. He later worked as an insurance agent. He was a veteran of the U.S.Army, having served prior to WWII. He also served as a border guard, along the U.S. /Mexican border.

Other survivors include: a son, Jack Beasley, of the Lake Cypress Area; a daughter, Ibrah Jo McMuller, of Campbell; step-sons, Lynn Simmons of Austin and Ray Freeman of Oklahoma; a step-daughter, Susie Lewis, of San Antonio; two sisters, Ozell Ensley and Katherine Payne, both of Cumby; a brother, Bill Beasley of Sulphur Springs; two grandchildren, Reba Collins and Mary McPheeters; seven great-grandchildren, Stephanie Chretrien, Britany Collins, Erick Swink, Adam Swink, Brittany McPheeters, Shelby McPheeters, and Brian Beasley.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, James T. Beasley, Jr.; a grandson, Thomas Craig; brothers Fred Morris and Duane Beasley; and a sister, Jean Deveoll.

Memorials may be made to Hospice at Memorial, in Sulphur Springs.

Arrangements are with Cumby Funeral Home.

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Van Smith

Graveside funeral services for Van Smith, age 82, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 28, 2008, at Cumby Cemetery. Rev. Lee Huff will officiate.

There will be no formal visitation.

Mr. Smith passed away on Tuesday evening, February 26, 2008, at Sunny Springs Nursing & Rehab. He was born on May 5, 1925, in Alto, Texas, the son of George Thomas and Octavia Lillie Ada Scott Smith.

Mr. Smith was a taxi driver in Greenville for 20 years and a was a member of Martin Springs Baptist Church.

Survivors include: one sister, Cora Smithers, of Sulphur Springs; nieces, Pat George and husband Gene, of Brashear, and Billie Hill and husband Henry, of Sulphur Springs; two nephews, B.J. Smithers and wife Ludonna, of Brashear, and Tommy Smithers, of Sulphur Springs; and numerous great nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Edith L. Vaughn

Graveside f uneral services for Edith L. Vaughn, age 82, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 29, 2008, at Chaplewood Cemetery, in Texarkana. Rev. Wallace Edgar will officiate.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, February 28, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Vaughn passed away on Tuesday, February 26, 2008, in Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Vaughn was born on July 25, 1925, in Slocumb, Texas, the daughter of William Alvis and Clara Pate Milligan. She married George Franklin Vaughn, on March 19, 1981, in Kaufman, TX. He preceded her in death, on July 31, 1988.

Mrs. Vaughn was employed with Schepps Dairy, as an accountant, for 30 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Yantis. She was a homemaker who enjoyed her needlework and was an avid reader.

Survivors include: one son, James Harold Wright, Jr., and wife Shirley, of Longview; four daughters, Patricia Jane Glenn and husband Don, of Yantis, Toni Lynn Wrehe and husband Bob of Euless, Katherine Jannette White of Oklahoma City, and Shavon Jutah Jan of Garland, Tx; 9 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and an infant son.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Hazel Cowan

Funeral services for Hazel Cowan, age 83, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 27, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Bobby Keller and Cruz Medina will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Ridgeway Cemetery, with Larry Keller, Everett Smith, Gonzo Mabroquin, Robert White, Dwayne Allen, and Donald Lisk serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 26, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mrs. Cowan passed away on Monday morning, February 25, 2008, at Sunny Point Nursing Home. She was born on May 10, 1925, in Yantis, the daughter of Ruben and Pearl Rollins Keller. She married Bert Cowan, in Ridgeway, on August 31, 1963. He preceded her in death in 1986.

Mrs. Cowan was a nurse aide and a member of Sulphur Springs United Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Janet Keller, of Sulphur Springs; one daughter and son-in-law, Helen and H. Everett Smith, of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Tammy Weigel,  Bob Weigel , Michael Patrick Keller, Tina Allen, Donna Ashby, Mary Ruth Self, and Donald Joe Lisk; eight great-grandchildren; and seven great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; one daughter, Mary Jane Medina; one great-grandson, Kyle Lisk; one brother, Truman Keller; and one sister, Leona Reed.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Lonnie Raedell Minty

Funeral services for Lonnie Raedell Minty, age 78, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 27, 2008, at the Church of the Nazarene, in Sulphur Springs. Rev. David B. Craig, Rev. Harold A. Craig, and Dr. Larry Keiss will officiate.

Burial will follow services in the North Hopkins Cemetery with gransons and great-grandsons serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 25, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Minty passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2008, at Sunny Springs Nursing Home. She was born on March 1, 1929, in Cumby, TX, the daughter of William Lonnie and Ruby Fitzgerald Pickens. She was her husband, Homer's "yellow rose," the love of his life, and her children's favorite cook....from homemade biscuits and gravy to holiday cookies, pies, and cakes. She was the best!

Raedell's skills were recognized by making her assistant manager of Jay's Pizza King. She loved her Church of the Nazarene and the Primetimers Group. She also served with pride the Ladies Auxillar - VFW Post 8560 and the American Legion Post 66, and the Tira DAV.

Survivors include: five daughters, Charlotte Craig of Sulphur Springs, LaJuana Chest of Dallas, Vickie Hale Johnson of Port Richey, Florida, LaQuita Potter Luttrell of Mabank, and Leta Joy Tudor of Malacoff; one son, Michael Minty, of Austin; 12 grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; and one, great-great grandchild. She is also survived by her many friends at church and the Sunny Springs Nursing Home, that she touched with her beautiful smile.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Homer Minty; two sisters, Norma Fitzgerald and LaVeta Caldwell; and grandsons, Rickey Hale and Brian Keith Adair.

"Now is not an end, but only a beginning! To God be the Glory! Raedell, it's only just begun!"

Memorials may be made to Primetimers, c/o Church of the Nazarene, Sulphur Springs, Texas.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Mary Jo Wilhite

Graveside f uneral services for Mary Jo Wilhite, age 80, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 27, 2008, at Restlawn Memorial Park. Darrell Tubb will officiate.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 26, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mrs. Wilhite passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born in Jacksboro, Texas, on June 25, 1927, the daughter of Joe and Emma Lou Stewart Gordon. She married Claude A. Wilhite, on August 5, 1955, in Rockwall, Texas. He survives.

Mrs. Wilhite was retired from Southwestern Bell and a member of North Hopkins Church of Christ. She was also a member of CWA and the Telephone Pioneer Organization.

Survivors include: her husband, Claude Wilhite, of Sulphur Springs; one son, R.G. Wilhite of Alba; five daughters, Kathy Lewis of Justin, Barbara Kirby of Sulphur Springs, Linda Chandler of Austin, Sue Hitt of Alba, and Sandy Robinson of Rowlett; one sister, Doris Slatton of Amarillo; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; and one grandson, Derek Raney.

Memorials may be made to the Children's Miracle Network.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Lucy Lackey

Graveside funeral services for Lucy Lackey, age 92, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 26, 2008, at Rockdale Cemetery. Bro. Ronny Stinson will officiate.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Monday, February 25, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mrs. Lackey passed away, Saturday, February 23, 2008, at East Texas Medical Center, in Mt. Vernon. She was born on August 24, 1915, in Alexandria, Louisiana, the daughter of Onery and Cynthro Lawrence McBride. She married Silas G. Lackey, on December 9, 1954, in Rockwall, Texas. He preceded her in death in 1975.

Mrs. Lackey was a nurse aid and a member of the Sulphur Springs Church of God.

Survivors include: one daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Ronnie Parris, of Sulphur Springs; two granddaughters, Lisa Gessman of Sulphur Springs, and Mistie Davison of Saltillo; and two great-grandchildren, Tyler and Bianca Davison.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one sister, Gracie Vickers.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Grace Parks

Graveside funeral services for Grace Morris Parks, age 91, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:30 p.m., Sunday, February 24, 2008, at Meadowbrook Gardens, in Paris, Texas. Rev. Fred Lewis will officiate.

There will be no formal visitation, but she will be lying in state, during business hours, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Parks passed away on Thursday evening, February 21, 2008, at Sulphur Springs Nursing Rehab Center. She was born on January 17, 1917, in Hopkins County, the daughter of Jesse Be. and Della M. Smith Morris. She married Morris Parks, in Deport, Texas, in 1942. He preceded her in death in 1962.

Mrs. Parks was a member of First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs.

Survivors include: nephews, Jack Morris and wife Jean, of Dallas, Perry Morris and wife Verna Lee, of Celina; and Jerry Morris and wife Janet of Teague; 8 great-nieces and nephews; and 20 great-great nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Richard G. Francis

Funeral services for Richard G. Francis, age 85, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Sunday, February 24, 2008, at Tapp Funeral Home. Dr. Jimmy Henry will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Richland Cemetery, with Larry Moore, Carlisle Clement, Gary Bell, Tim Norris, Casey Norris, and Daniel Lewis serving as pallbearers.

Mr. Francis passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2008, at his residence. He was born on April 14, 1922, in Merrill, Wisconsin, the son of C.J. Francis and Mary Tomlinson Francis. He married Frankie Passons, in 1967. She preceded him in death in 1988.

Mr. Francis graduated from Merrill High School, in 1940. He enlisted in the Air Force, where he became a Gyro-scopic Mechanic. He served in England and Germany, until 1946. He attended the University of Wisconsin and graduated in 1951, with a BA in Education. Mr. Francis went to work at Rantoul Air Force Base in Illinois, and later transfered to Washington, D.C. He retired from the Pentagon in 1972, and moved to Sulphur Springs, where he resided until his death. Mr. Francis was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include: a sister, Eileen Francis Voight and husband, Lester; a brother-in-law, Edward Fahey; a sister-in-law, Eileen Francis; and serveral nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Robert Francis; and one sister, Mary Fahey.

No formal visitation will be held.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Milton Higgins

Funeral services for Milton Higgins, age 77, of Cumby, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 26, 2008, at Peters Funeral Home Chapel, in Greenville. Rev. Jim Coone and Rev. Jim Beverley will officiate.

Military graveside services will be conducted at the Dallas National Cemetery, following the funeral service, with Lee Grenginger, Harley Moore, Winston Perkins, Jim Crump, Robert Yarborough, and Edmond Bayse serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Monday, February 25, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mr. Higgins passed away on Friday morning, February 22, 2008, at his residence. He was born in Riverton, Illinois, on August 29, 1930, the son of Emmitt Cornwell and Medeline Thompson Higgins. He married Patricia Sue Perkins, in Durant, Oklahoma, on May 20, 1956. She survives.

Mrs. Higgins was a retired major, having served in the U.S. Air Force. He was awarded the Bronze Star, in 1970, the Distinguished Fylying Cross, in 1969, and the Air Medal and Oak Leaf Cluster, in 1969. He was also awarded the Combat Readiness Medal in 1969 and the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award. He served in Vietnam from March 1969 to February 1970.

Other survivors inclued: two sons, Douglas Higgins of Cash, and Raymond Higgins of Navarre, Florida; and a sister, Venus Bryce, of Alburg, Vermont.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Arrangements are with Peters Funeral Home.

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Sarah L. Massey

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah L. Massey, age 88, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:30 p.m., Saturday, February 23, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Charles Moore will officiate.

Burial will follow services in the Sulphur Springs City Cemetery, with Philip Bible, Ronnie Blount, Reece Booher, Buck Booker, Mark Hodges, and Clay Walker serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Crusaders Class of First United Methodist Church.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 22, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Massey passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born on October 3, 1919, in Sulphur Springs, the daughter of Jeff Milton and Susan Gardner Worsham. She married Ewell White Massey, on September 10, 1948, in Sulphur Springs. He survives.

Mrs. Massey graduated from Texas Tech University with a B.A. in Commercial Arts and taught school in Paducah, Texas. She worked for North American Aviation, during WWII, in the design department, that rendered airplane designs for the Texan Trainer and the fabled P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft. She also worked for Whaley Studios, as a commercial artist. While raising her family, she also took an active role in the operation of the family business, Massey's Service Station, which was begun in 1948. She was a Den Mother for the Cub Scouts and was a member of the Waverly Club, Garden Club,  Jr. Waverly Club, HKK Club, Southern Methodist University Mothers Club and the Texas Tech Alumni Association. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Crusaders Sunday School Class. Mrs. Massey was a notable cook and an avid bridge player.

Other survivors include: a son, Jeff Riddell Massey, and wife Priscilla Frazer Massey, of Sulphur Springs; one daughter, Andrea Elaine Massey, of Dallas; and three grandsons, Jack Worsham Massey and Adam Frazer Massey, both of Houston, and Zachary Ewell Massey, of Austin.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Emily Ann Massey; and one brother, William Jack Worsham.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church and/or the charity of your choice.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Jess Ray Hatley

Funeral services for Jess Ray Hatley, age 40, of Sulphur Springs, passed away on Tuesday evening, February 19, 2008, at his residence. He was born in Sulphur Springs, on November 29, 1967, the son of Billy Ray and Rosie Kay Jones Hatley.

Mr. Hatley was a road construction worker.

Survivors include: three brothers, George Hatley, Billy Hatley, and Bobby Hatley; and one sister, Marlene Icenhower, all of Sulphur Springs.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Tina Brown.

Cremation arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Lola Mamo

Funeral services for Lola Mamo, age 84, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 23, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Jerry Jones will officiate.

Interment will follow in the Seymore Cemetery, with Jimm Skaggs, Johnny Quisenberry, Andrew Trout, Larry Curfman, Mike Smith, Christ Trout, and Mark Flemens serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer will be Alvin McPhearson.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to services.

Mrs. Mamo passed away on Tuesday afternoon, February 19, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born in Reilly Springs, on September 15, 1923, the daughter of Oscar and Lena Mae Green McPhearson.

Ms. Mamo was the retired owner of Granny's Attic, in Sulphur Springs.

Survivors include: a daughter, Jean-Marie Quisenberry, of Sacramento, California; two sisters, Faye Parsley of Plano, and Vera Skaggs of Sulphur Springs; one brother, Alvin McPhearson of Sun City, California; grandchildren, Carole Verardo and Jimmy Covert; and great-grandchildren, Ryan Covert, James Covert, and Jenny Lynn Varardo.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Truman McPhearson.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Betty White

Funeral services for Betty White, age 84, of the Weaver Community, passed away on Tuesday morning, February 19, 2008, at her residence. She was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on September 9, 1923, the daughter of Ray L. and Pearl Grimes Woodward. She married Ed White, in Dallas. He preceded her in death in 1995.

Mrs. White was a retired bookkeeper.

Survivors include: a daughter, Judy Conkling, of Saltillo; two sons, Ricky White of Mesquite, and Ronald White of Palestine; five grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Cremation arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Darius Trevon Porter

Darius Trevon Porter, age 18, passed away on February 18, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born on October 25, 1989, in Sulphur Springs, the son of Barbara J. Porter and Melvin O. Syrie, Jr.

Master Porter lived in Sulphur Springs all of his life and was a junior student at Sulphur Springs High School. He enjoyed playing basketball, football, baseball, music, and karate.

Darious leaves to mourn his passing: his father, Melvin O. Syrie, Jr.; his maternal grandparents, Sam and Virginia Porter, Jr.; his paternal grandparents, Thomas and Rose Peters; maternal great-grandmother, Mary Porter;  paternal great-grandfather, Mr. Jessie Smith, Jr.; one sister, Jhatea Syrie; three aunts; four uncles; and a host of family, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara J. Porter.

The viewing will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2008, from 8:00 t0 9:00 p.m., at Mason & Mason Mortuary.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 22, 2008, at 11:00 a.m., at Morning Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

Interment will follow services in the East Caney Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Mason & Mason Mortuary.

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Jeron Roger McQueen

Funeral services for Jeron Roger McQueen, age 43, of Quitman and formerly of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 21, 2008, at Tapp Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Rodney Crist and Wendell Crist will be officiating.

Burial will follow services in the Rockhill Cemetery, with Bill Alexander, Chris McKinley, Billy Parker, Kelvin Crist, Jimmy Rogers, and Jeff Rogers serving as pallbearers. Cousins will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 20, 2008, at Tapp Funeral Home.

Mr. McQueen passed away on Sunday, February 17, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born on July 29, 1964, in Mineola, Texas, the son of Truman McQueen and Judy Elaine Rogers McQueen.

Mr. McQueen was a carpenter by trade and loved to hunt and fish.

Survivors include: his mother, Judy Rogers Newman; several half-brothers and sisters; and several step-brothers and sisters.

He was preceded in death by his father, Truman McQueen; and his step-father, Kenneth Newman.

Tapp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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James Henderson

Funeral services for James Henderson, og Burkeville, Texas, will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday February 18, 2008, at the Tira Cemetery.

Mr. Henderson passed away on Friday, February 15, 2008, at Presbyterian Hosptial in Dallas.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

 

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Guy Wade Mays

Funeral services for Guy Wade Mays, age 67, of Brashear, are scheduled for Tuesday, February 19, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Tommy Johnston officiating.

Interment will follow services in Restlawn Memorial Park, with Jerry Lamb, Tommy Potts, Lonnie Petty, Tommie Beck, Randy Stracener, Will Stracener, and Lee Stracener serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Clayton Sparks, Shannon Pickering, and Barry O'Shea.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Monday, February 18, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mr. Mays passed away on Saturday, Februay 16, 2008, at Carriage House Manor, in Sulphur Springs. He was born on June 25, 1940, the son of Bro. Guy Mayes and Mary Sue Gibson Mayes, in Saltillo, Texas. He married Delores Hall, on April 26, 2003, in Brashear, Texas. She survives.

Mr. Mays was a dairy farmer his whole life. He was born and raised a Baptist and was known in the community by everyone.

Other suvivors include: his father, Guy W. Mayes; several nieces and nephews; aunts and uncles; and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Sue Mayes; and a brother, Bennie Mays.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Star Nuckolls Foundation, c/0 City National Bank, P.O. Box 495, Sulphur Springs, Texas, 75482.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Debra Sickles

Funeral services for Debra Sickles, age 50, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 17, 2008, at New Beginnings Fellowship Baptist Church. Rev. Mark Speed and Rev. Paul Pogue will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the North Hopkins Cemetery, with New Life Recovery group, Jimmy Cannon, Mike Sellers, Mike Garner, Tommy Sanderson, and Mark Robinson serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, February 16, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mrs. Sickles passed away on Thursday afternoon, February 14, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born in Bakersville, California, on April 28, 1957, the daughter of Buddy Joe and Winnie Lou Frizzell Garrett. She married Danny Franklin Sickles, in Sulphur Springs, on July 24, 1992. He survives.

Mrs. Sickles was a homemaker and a member of New Beginnings Fellowship Baptist Church.

Other survivors include: six sons, Wynn Layton of White Oak, Canyon Sickles of Brashear, Jason Sickles of Dallas, Jacob Sickles of Wilmington, North Carolina, J.J. Sickles of Jackson, Mississippi, and Justin Sickles of Flora, Mississippi; a brother, Stevie Garrett of Dalals; two sisters, Berneda Horner of Sulphur Springs and Nancy Garrett of Dallas; and nine grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Cathy Reed.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Johnie P. Taylor, Sr.

Funeral services for Johnie P. Taylor, Sr., age 82, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 16, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Don Tinsley and Rev. Kenneth Rhodes will officiate.

A military graveside service will be conducted by the Hopkins County Military Coalition at Como Cemetery. Larry Riley, Glenn Glascock, Darrell Dodd, Tony Cook, Dr. Don O'Neil, and James West will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 15, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mr. Taylor passed away on Wednesday evening, February 13, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born in Miller Grove, on June 27, 1925, the son of Johnie Christopher and Ada Patton Taylor. He married Betty Jean Gibbons, in Sulphur Springs, on February 18, 1955. She survives.

Mr. Taylor was retired from West Building Supply Company. He was a member of Central Baptist Church and served in the U.S. Army during WWII.

Other survivors include: a son, J.P. Taylor, Jr., and his wife Linda of Sulphur Springs; three sisters, Marie Dickson, and Sue Loftin, both of Sulphur Springs, and Jean Birmingham of Garland; grandchildren, Steven Ray and Stacy Taylor, and Melissa Danielle Taylor; and a great-grandchild, Cody Christopher Ray Taylor.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Terry Lynn Clement

Funeral services for Terry Lynn Clement, age 52, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 16, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Neal Cochran will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Winterfield Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 15, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Clement passed away on Wednesday morning, February 13, 2008, at her residence. She was born on January16, 1956, in Abilene, Texas, the daughter of Homer and Jessica Maddox Riordan. She married Gerald Ray Clement, in Wolfe City, on April 19, 1993. He survives.

Mrs. Clement was a homemaker.

Other survivors include: her mother, Jessica Moore, of Sulphur Springs; her father, Homer Riordan, of Winnsboro; four daughters, Rhonda Kay Abuhatab, Melisa Whitehead, Leslie Mullins, and Amberia Whitehead, all of Malakoff; a brother, Dennis Riordan of Springtown; a sister, Ramona Buttler of Abilene; and grandchildren, Nadia Abuhatab, Ahmed Abuhatab, Abed Abuhatam, Hana Abuhatam, Tristan Lannom, and Ethan Mullins.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Joe Ranay McCarty.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Marlin L. Scarborough

Funeral services for Marlin LaVern Scarborough, age 80, of Yantis, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 15, 2008, at First Baptist Church Yantis. Rev. Shannon Hassel will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Yantis Cemetery, with Boyd Gilbreath, Warren Attaway, Jack Alexander, Warren King, John Scarborough, Matthew Scarborough, Clifton Robbins, Greg Scarborough, and Thomas Hood serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, February14, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mr. Scarborough passed away at his residence, on Tuesday, February 12, 2008. He was born on October 9, 1927, in Levelland, Texas, the son of Lonnie Thomas and Vella Stephenson Scarborough. He married Wilma Gamblin, on August 19, 1948, in Yantis, Tx. She preceded him in death on January 9, 2006.

Mr. Scarborough was a dairy farmer and worked for the City of Yantis, in the water department, for many years. He was a Volunteer Fire Chief for over 20 years with the Yantis Volunteer Fire Department. Yantis built a city park in honor of he and his wife Wilma, for their dedication and commitment to the Yantis Community.

Other survivors include: two sons, Gayle D. Scarborough and wife Anita, of Waco, Texas, and Ben M. Scarborough and wife Marigene, of Yantis; one daughter, Julia Robbins and husband Michael, of Yantis; a sister, Benita Petty, of Mahoney; a son-in-law, Bobby Watson; grandchildren, Rachel Cross, Ray Cross, John Scarborough, Latischa Lay and husband Gerry, all of Waco, Matthew Scarborough of Arlington, Beci Hooten and husband Nathan, and Greg Scarborough, all of Copperas Cove, TX,  Robert Thomas Hood of Pasadena, TX, Brena Robbins and Clifton Robbins, both of Yantis; 3 step-granchildren, Joel Smith, Shanda Wason, and Brian Wason; 6 great-grandchildren; and 2 step-great-grandchildren.

Mr. Scarborough was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Lonnie Thomas Scarborough, Jr.; a daughter, Vickie Scarborough Wason; and a steppgranson, Randall Smith.

Memorials may be made to the Yantis Cemetery Association and/or the City Park, c/0 City of Yantis.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Doris Jacobs

Funeral services for Doris Marie Jacobs, age 83, of Cumby, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 15, 2008, at Cumby Funeral Home. Rev. Roy Ditmar will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery, in Cumby.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, February 14, 2008, at Cumby Funeral Home.

Ms. Jacobs passed away on Tuesday, February 12, 2008, at Presbyterian Hospital in Commerce. She was born in Hopkins County, on September 4, 1924, the daughter of Irving and Iris Plunkett Jacobs.

Ms. Jacobs was a teacher, having earned her B.S. and Master's Degrees from East Texas Teacher's College. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Cumby.

Arrangements are with Cumby Funeral Home.

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Lem Raleigh Price

Funeral services for Lem Raleigh Price, age 87, of Edge, Texas, formerly of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 14, 2008, at Tapp Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Bobby Deets will officiate.

Burial will follow services in the Sulphur Springs City Cemetery.

No formal visitation is planned.

Mrs. Price passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2008, at St. Joseph Regional Heath Care Center, in Bryan, Texas. He was born on July 26, 1920, in Sulphur Springs, the son of Lem Raleigh Price and Mattie Pearl Chamberlain Price.

Mr. Price was retired from DART with many years of service. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was a member of the Edge Baptist Church.

Survivors include: a daughter, Joan Davison of Edge, Texas; a son, Neil Price and wife Pam of Mesquite; grandchildren, Stephen Hernandez and wife Randie of Rowlett, Amy Cook and husband Jason of Rockwall, and Matthew Price of Mesquite; great-grandchildren, Sydney and Sammy Hernandez of Rowlett and Cade Cook of Rockwall; and a sister, Mary Goggans of Ridgeway.

Mr. Price was preceded in death by his parents.

Tapp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Tom Ramey, Jr.

Funeral services for Tom Ramey, Jr., age 85, of Houston, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, February 13, 2008, at the Myra Wilson Chapel in Sulphur Springs. Dr. Jimmy Henry will officiate.

Burial will follow services in the Sulphur Springs City Cemetery.

Mr. Ramey passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2008, in Houston. He was born on October 22, 1922, the son of Tom Jordan Ramey and Addie Lee Harris Ramey. He received his B.S. in 1949 and was a teacher, principal, and coach with the La Porte Independent School District for many years. He served in the U.S. Navy and in honor of his service the Hopkins County Military Coalition will conduct military rites. He was a shriner, a 32nd Degree Mason, and a member of the Kiwanis International. He was a member of the Baytown United Methodist Church.

Survivors include: two daughters, Angela Ramey Dominguez and husband Bob, of Houston, and Lucretia Ramey Lehrman and husband James, of Round Rock; one brother, Jack Ramey of Kerrville; and a granchild, Toren Lehrman of Hamburg, Germany.

Mr. Ramey was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Billy Ramey, Pat Ramey, and Johnny Ramey.

No formal visitation is planned.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Alfred Chalupa

Funeral services for Alfred Chalupa, age 84, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 14, 2008, in the Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Michael Moore will officiate.

Interment will follow services at Sulphur Springs City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 13, 2008, at the funeral home

Mr. Chalupa passed away on Monday, February 11, 2008, at Sulphur Springs Health & Rehab Center. He was born in Taylor, TX, on November 2, 1923, the son of Jerry and Julia Chalupa. He married Mary Merkord, in Round Rock, TX, on March 13, 1948. She survives.

Mr. Chalupa was a retired pole foreman for TXU. He was of the Lutheran faith and a member of the volunteer fire department and resucue.

Other survivors include: two daughters, Bernice Pausewang of Hollan, and Peggy Temples of Arlington, TX; two sons, George Chalupa of Sulphur Springs, and Paul Chalupa of Yantis; a sister, Elise Lacer of Illinois; two brothers, Arnold Chalupa of Taylor and Frank Chalupa of Ft. Worth; grandchildren, Kevin Strickland and Josh Pausewang; and great-grandchildren, Justin Strickland, Hayley Strickland, and Tommy Strickland.

He was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Chalupa and a brother, Jerry Chalupa.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Dr. Rick Willingham

Funeral services for Richard Orval "Rick" Willingham, of Plainview and formerly of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Thursday, February 14, 2008, in Plainview, Tx., at Kornerstone Funeral Home, 3605 SW 3rd Street.

A memorial service has been planned for Monday, February 18, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel in Sulphur Springs,  at 2:00 p.m. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., prior to the service.

Mr. Willingham, a former Hopkins County Veterinarian, passed away on Friday, February 8, 2008, at his residence. He was born on August 25, 1949, in Ft. Worth, Texas, the son of Orval and Erna Willingham. Dr. Willingham graduated from Boyd High School in 1967, and received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1975. He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps before settling in Sulphur Springs, where he was a mixed animal practitioner at Hopkins County Veterinary Clinic, for 24 years. He moved to Plainview in 2002, where he served as a herd veterinarian for Dairy Fountain. He also maintained a herd of registered Angus cattle and loved working on his farm.

Survivors include: his wife, Terry Chisholm Willingham, of Plainview; three daughters, Alexis Vaughn and husband Joe of Little Elm, TX, Kate Tsai and husband Jason of College Station, and Callie Willingham of Maricopa, Arizona; a grandaughter, Alyssa Tsai of College Station; his parents, Orval and Erna Willingham of Boyd; and a sister, Judy Russell and husband Robert and their children, Megan Caldwell, Victoria Russell and Robert Carson Russell.

He was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his daughters, Dr. Jackie Willingham, in 1985.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to a memorial scholarship fund, in Dr. Willingham's name at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine, (Office of the Dean, TAMU-CVM, Suite 101-VMA, College Station, Texas 77843-4461; telephone (979)845-5051.

Local arrangements are with Murray-Orwoksy Funeral Home.

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Alfonzo Morrison

Funeral services for Alfonzo Morrison, age 83, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Morrison passed away on Sunday morning, February 10, 2008, at Sunny Springs Nursing Home.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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William Heath "Bill" Crowe

Funeral services for William Heath "Bill" Crowe, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 12, 2008, at First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs. Rev. Fred Lewis will officiate.

Military graveside rites will be condcted at Restlawn Memorial Park with William Crowe, John Dudley Crowe, Barret Englert, and David Thornton serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be George Mote, Buell Berry and members of the Stephen Bonner Sunday School Class.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, February 11, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Crowe passed away on Friday, February 8, 2008, at Carriage House Manor Nursing Home. Mr. Crowe was born on July 29, 1922, in Ryan, Oklahoma, the son of William M. and Thelma Heath Crow. He married Ruth Elizabeth Mote, on June 2, 1945, at Navy Pier, in Chicago, Illinois. She preceded him in death on March 10, 2005.

Mr. Crowe graduated Waurika High School, in Oklahoma, in 1940 and Conners Junior College in 1942. He received his electrical engineering degree from OSU, in 1946 and was in the top of his class. Mr. Crowe a team member on NCAA basketball championships in 1945 and 1946 at OSU and received a distinguished  athletic award for basketball and track and was inducted into the OSU Hall of Fame. He was a member of the "O" Club at OSU. Mr. Crowe was a petroleum engineer for Exxon for 38 years. He served in the U. S. Navy during WWII and went through radio-radar training at Navy Pier. Mr. Crowe was on the advisory council board fro the Hawaii Baptist Academy, became an ordained Deacon in 1955 at Tabernacle  Baptist Church, in Pickton, TX. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs and he was a teacher of young men in Sunday schools for over 30 years. During his leisure time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, tennis, and basketball.

Other survivors include: a son, Lile Crowe and wife Anna of Sulphur Springs; a daughter, Karen Beth Crowe Englert and husband Donald of Neptune Beach, Florida; grandchildren, Christi Clark, William Lile Crowe, Jr., John Duddley Crow, Tiffany Wade, Elise Thornton, Emily Short, and Barret Enlert; and great-grandchildren, Jackson Clark, Emsley Elizabeth Thornton, Maddison Clark, Heath Crow, Bethany Crowe, and Samuel Heath Thornton.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a daughter, Kathleen Sue Crow.

The family requests that memorials be made to: Hawaii Baptist Church, 21 Bates Street, Honolulu, HI 96817  and/or First Baptist Church Building Fund, in Sulphur Springs.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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William H. McDonald, Sr.

Funeral services for William H. McDonald, Sr., age 90, of Winnsboro, TX, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 13, 2008, at Beaty Funeral Home Chapel, in Winnsboro. Rev. Allen Snider, Rev. Henry Suche, and Rev. Jimmy Henry will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Caney Cemetery, with the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard conducting the services. Honorary pallbearers will be Members of the Gus Garrison Masonic Lodge, Leon Caldwell, Tom Autrey, and Deloy Wilson.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 12, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mr. McDonald passed away on Monday, February 11, 2008, at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab Center. He was born in Hopkins County, on January 27, 1918, the son of the late William R. and Dollie Belle Allen McDonald.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Cecile McDonald, in 1989.

Mr. McDonald was a retired Senior Master Segeant for the U.S. Air Force, having served in WWII and Korea. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, Past Master and member of t Staked Plains Masonic Lodge #598, in Big Springs, TX. He was a member of Suez Temple in San Angelo and a member of Waco Scottish Rite Bodies. He was a member of the Gus Garrison Masonic Lodge of Winnsboro and the Order of the Eastern Star in Winnsboro. He volunteered over 5000 hours at Presbyterian Hospital of Winnsboro and was a member of Caney Baptist Church.

Survivors include: his wife, Eileen Coppedge McDonald, of Winnsboro; one son, William H. McDonald, Jr. of Winnsboro; two daughters, Barbara Burt of Richardson and Judith K. Wood of Blytheville, Arkansas; and one sister Mauveline Greenbaum of Houston.

He was preceded in death by his first wife in 1989; a son, Robert M. McDonald in 1987; and one brother, Robert McDonald.

Memorials may be made to Scottish Rite Hospitals, Shriners Hospital, and/or the American Heart Association.

Arrangements are with Beaty Funeral Home.

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Alan "Squiggy" Hill

Funeral services for Alan "Squiggy" Hill, age 39, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 13, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Fred Randles will officiate.

Interment will follow services in Restlawn Memorial Park, with David Townsend, Gary Townsend, Jerry Daughtry, Sam McCarty, Benji Flanery, and Scott Cooper serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Russel Flanery, Brad Bills, Chris Page and Joshua Stieber.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 12, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mr. Hill passed away in an automobile accident, on Saturday, February 9, 2008. He was born in Irving, Tx, on April 21, 1968, the son of Alan and Nelda Harper Hill. He married Rebecca Stieber, in Sulphur Springs, on March 27, 1993. She survives.

Mr. Hill was a truck driver for Republic Services. He was of the Baptist faith.

Other survivors include: a daughter, Alana Dawn Hill, of Sulphur Springs; his mother, Nelda Blevins; a brother, Michael Hill, both of Rowlett; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Paul and Shirley Stieber of Sulphur Springs; his grandmother, Shirley Thurman of Garland; and his father, Alan Hill, Sr., of Quitman.

He was preceded in death y his step-father, Jerry Blevins.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Mabel Clifton

Funeral services for Mabel LaVonia "Nanny" Clifton, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 12, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Jim Tomlinson and Rev. Michael Coker will officiate.

Burial will follow services in the Mt. Sterling Cemetery, with Jeff Matthews, Reese Harley, Jeff Orwosky, Hans Wakeman, Sammy Clifton, and Howard Griggs serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbeareres will be Ned Ball and Harold Ball.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Monday, February 11, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Clifton passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born in Sulphur Bluff, on January 29, 1920, the daughter of Roy and Eva Mae Rush McCann. She grew up around Sulphur Springs. She moved to Roswell, New Mexico, in 1944, with her family. She moved back to Sulphur Springs in 1963, where she lived until her death. She married Orvil Clifton, in Sulphur Springs, on September 18, 1943. He preceded her in death in 1977.

Mrs. Clifton was a homemaker and a member of North Liberty Baptist Church. She like spending time with her family, crocheting, and going to church activities.

Survivors include: two daughters and sons-in-laws, Jacke and Travis Miller, of Dike, and Eva and T.D. Potter, of Sulphur Springs; a daughters-in-law, Ann Clifton, of Como and Kate Brown of Roswell, NM;  a brother, Cecil McCann, Pastura, NM; two sisters-in-law, Gerry McCann of Roswell, NM and Betty McCann of Canyon Lake, Texas; three grandchildren, LaNera Matthews, Linda Morgan, and Tonya Hurley; great-grandchildren, Katelyn Matthews, Ashley Matthews, Cameron Matthews, Tristin Morgan, and Lani Hurley; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Roy D. Clifton and Orvan Gene Clifton; a grandson, Troy Potter; three infant sisters, Ola, Dola, and Dimple Ruth McCann; and two brothers, Billy F. McCann and A.J. McCann.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Harold Dean Irby

Funeral services for Harold Dean Irby, age 68, of Miller Grove, will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday, February 11, 2008, at Cross Country Cowboy Church. Rev. Byron Houke will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Miller Grove Cemetery, with Duane Garrett, Dalton Hutchins, Stuart Hutchins, Cliff Freeman, Kyle Verner, and Blake Mounger serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Sunday, February 10, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Irby passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2008, at his residence. He was born on April 17, 1939, in Saltillo, the son of J.R. and Eunice Culpepper Irby. He married Kimberly Annett Hutchins, on July 19, 1986, in Garland. She survives.

Mr. Irby was a computer programmer for the City of Mesquite and was of the Baptist fiath.

Other survivors include: sons, Michael Irby and wife Theresa of Tuscon, AZ, Craig Irby of Mesquite, and Derik Johnson and wife Catherine of Jacksonville, NC; one daughter, Julie Johnson of Garland; one grandson, Chase Michael Irby; and sisters, Peggy Sue Irby of Mississippi, Rita Freeman of Miller Grove, and Annie Mills of Miami, OK.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Billy Gene Irby, Jerry Don Irby, and Kenneth Irby; and sisters, Helen Berry and Betty Jo Reeves.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Leta Long

Funeral services for Leta Long, age 98, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 10, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. Bob McCartney and Rev. Fred Lewis will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Greenview Cemetery, with Craig Long, Chris Carter, Sean Orr, Brian Orr, Bill Bailey, Randy Holloway, and Mike Carter serving as pallbearers. Charles Carter will serve as an honorary pallbearer.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, February 9, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Long passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2008, at Carriage House Manor Nursing Home. She was born in the Bonanza Community of Hopkins County, on March 23, 1909, the daughter of Will and Watta Cutts Stubbs. She married J.T. Long, in Sulphur Springs, on December 16, 1931. He preceded her in death in 1980.

Mrs. Long was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a member of Chapel Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors include: two daughters, Barbara "Boots" Carter, and husband Charles, of Brashear, and Peggy Long Smith, of Tulsa, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Craig Long, Chris Carter, and Paula Orr; and great-grandchildren, Sean Orr, Danyelle Carter, Heather Lyday, and Cristal Carter.

She was preceded in death by one son, Ray Dean "Steamer" Long; a daughter, Frances Lavon Long; four brothers, Currin Stubbs, J.L. Stubbs, Esee Stubbs, and D.C. Stubbs; and three sisters, Faye Hanes, Vera Clem, and Winona Vaughter.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Pamela Hewitt

Pamela Hewitt, age 47, of DeKalb, formerly of Hopkins County, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2008, at her residence. She was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the daughter of Harry and Eva Cheshonka Schlimme.

Survivors include: a son, Kerry Ricky and a daughter, Erica Pamela Hewett, both of Baltimore, Maryland.

Cremation arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Kenneth Ray Presley

Funeral services for Kenneth Ray Presley, age 71, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 9, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Fred Lewis will officiate.

Mr. Presley passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born in Clarksville, TX, on November 10, 1936, the son of G.W. and Rosie Ellen Lowder Presley. He married Angel Etta Anderson, in Denton, on June 4, 1968. She survives.

Mr. Presley was a retired printer, having worked for Echo Publishing Company, for 21 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church, in Sulphur Springs. He served int he U.S. Army, during the Korean Conflict.

Other survivors include: a son, Chris Presley, of Paris; daughters, Crystal Wilcox of Sulphur Springs, Teressa Gaines of Clarksville, and Paula Britton, of Idabel, Oklahoma; a brother, Ed Presley of Albuquerque, New Mexico; grandchildren, Dwade Wilcox, Ryan Wilcox, Jacob Wilcox, Parker Wilcox, Casey Presley, Caylee Presley, Rodney Edwards, Dollie Childress, Caleb Gaines, Robert Britton, Joshua Davis, and Jonathan Davis; and one great-grandchild, Cheyanna Childress.

Cremation a rrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Marva Allen

Funeral services for Marva Denise Allen, age 51, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 9, 2008, at St. Luke Baptist Church. Rev. Tracy Ivery will officiate.

Military graveside rites will at the St. Luke Cemetery, immediately following services, with Weldon Wright, Melvin Wright, Tommy Clayton, Dennis Nash, Clifton Nash, and Harold Hynson serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of St. Luke Baptist Church.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 8, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

Ms. Allen passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial. She was born on March 12, 1956, in Sulphur Springs, the daughter of Marvin and Mattie Ivery Allen. Ms. Allen attended elementary school in the Old Douglas Elementary  and graduated from Roosevelt High School in Dallas. She served in the U.S. Army and worked for Girling Home Health, until her health failed. At an early age, she became a member of St. Luke Baptist Church.

Survivors include: three sisters, Diedre Ivery-Vaden of Chino, California, Freddie Also brooks of Sulphur Springs, and Evangelist Beverly Willis of Carson, California; three brothers, her twin brother, Marvin D. Allen of Jacksonville, Florida, Jerry Allen of Mesquite, and Danny Allen of Dallas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Paul Michael Allen; and a sister, Barbara Evans.

 

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Rebecca Powell

Funeral services for Rebecca Powell, age 69, of Dike, are pending with Tapp Funeral Home.

Ms. Powell passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2008, at Paris Regional Medical Center.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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William R. Myers

Funeral services for William R. Myers, age 89, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February7, 2008, at Central Baptist Church. Bro. Kenneth Rhoades and Vaughn Myers will officiate.

Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Hopkins County Military Coalition at the New Sherley Cemetery, with Troy Thomas, Cody Myers, Steven Palmer, Nthan Morel, Joey Weatherford, and Michael Malone serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Mr. Myers' great-grandsons, Steven James Palmer and Troy Philip Thomas, Jr.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 6, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Myers passed away at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler, on Sunday evening, February 3, 2008. He was born in Talihina, Oklahoma, on October 1, 1927, the son of George Luther and Laura Francis McGowen Myers. He married Alma Ruth Russell in Emory, on April 8, 1949. She survives.

Mr. Myers was an aircraft painter at E-Systems and a member of Central Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Air Force during WWII.

Other survivors include: a son, William Vaughn Myers, of Greenville; a daughter, Sharon Rena McBride, of Paducah, Kentucky; seven grandchildren, Wendy Kay Palmer, Becky Rena Malone, Rolanda Rae Morel, William Cody Myers, Melanie Dawn Thomas, Mistie Lynn Green, and Kennth Wayne Harbin, Jr.; eleven great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Odell Sandlin of Girard and Otis Craig of Snyder.

He was preceded in death by one brother; and six sisters.

Memorials may be made to the Mission Fund at Central Baptist Church and/or the Misson Fund at Mineral Heights Church in Greenville.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Lou Ivy Johnson

Funeral services for Mrs. Lou Ivy Johnson, age 86, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Johnson passed away on Sunday, February 3, 2008, at Sunny Springs Nursing Home in Sulphur Springs.

Mrs. Johnson was a longtime Home Demonstration Agent for Hopkins County and served as a 4-H leader.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Rickey Trout

Funeral services for Rickey Trout, age 53, of Lubbock and formerly of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 6, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home. Rev. Jerry Jones will officiate.

Military graveside services will be conducted at the Seymore Cemetery, under the direction of the Hopkins County Military Coalition.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 5, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mr. Trout passed away on Friday evening, February 1, 2008, at his residence. He was born in Lubbock, on December 2, 1954, the son of Andrew Trout, Sr. and Vera McPhearson Trout. He was of the Pentecostal faith. Mr. Trout served in the U.S. Army.

Survivors include: a son, Jason Trout, of Greenville; his mother, Vera Skaggs of Sulphur Springs; two sisters, Sharon Flemens of Sulphur Springs, and Cathy Smith of Rocwall; and a brother, Andrew Trout, Jr. of  Rowlette.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Pamela Ormanian

Pamela Ormanian, age 53, of Sulphur Springs, passed away on February 2, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born on November 10, 1954, in Port Huron, Michigan, the daughter of Paul Ernst and Katherine Mary Setusic Paige. She married John Ormanian, at Allen Park, Michigan, on December 27, 1973. He survives.

Mrs. Ormanian was a homemaker.

Other survivors include: two daughters, Heather Ormanian, of Sulphur Springs, and Dawn Ormanian of Brashear; a sister Stephanie Paige, of Port Huron Michigan; and a brother, Paul Paige, of Belville, Michigan.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Cremation arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Almeda Catherine Robinson

Graveside funeral services for Almeda Catherine Robinson, age 83, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 5, 2008, at Mahoney Cemetery.

Mrs. Robinson was a retired bookkeeper and a member of New Life Church in Caddo Mills.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Ann Midgett

Funeral services for Ann Sproule Midgett, age 60, of Dallas, are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 6, 2008, at Myra Wislon Chapel, at the Sulphur Springs City Cemetery. Rev. Julie Green will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the City Cemetery.

Ms. Midgett passed away on Thursday, January 31, 2008, at her residence in Dallas. She was a graduate of Southern Methodist University and received her Masters of Library Science from the University of Texas at Austin. She joined the Dallas Public Library and then was the TXU Energy Librarian for over 20 years.

Survivors include: her husband, Michael F. Midgett; a son Matthew Thomas Midgett both of Dallas; her mother, Betty Sproule of Tyler; sisters, Martha Sproule of New York City and Jeanie Huselton of Dallas; and five nieces and a nephew.

She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Sproule.

Memorial may be sent to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, TX 75244, or the charity of your choice.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Theresa Pogue

Funeral services for Theresa Pogue, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 9:30 a.m., Thursday, January 31, 2008, at First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs. Dr. Bob McCartney and Rev. Fred Lewis will officiate.

Burial will follow services in the Pleasant Grove North Cemetery with Tom Howell, Sr., Ed Bayse, Gordon Ford, John Sharber, John Cooper, and Charlie Charles serving as pallbearers. Members of the Radio Bible Class of First Baptist Church will be honorary pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 30, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Pogue passed away on Tuesday afternoon, January 29, 2008, at Carriage House Manor Nursing Home. She was born on October 13, 1933, in Hopkins County, the daughter of Aaron Travis "A.T." and Johnnye L. Thomas Glenn. She married Joe Pogue, on May 29, 1958, at First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs. He survives.

Mrs. Pogue was secretary for the Sulphur Springs ISD, a homemaker, and a member of First Baptist Church.

Other survivors include: two sons, James Matt Pogue and wife Teresa, and Earl Pogue, all of Sulphur Springs; a sister, Louise Glenn, of Hopkins County; and one granddaughter, Ali Pogue.

Mrs. Pogue was preceded in death by her parents; and one sister, Janice Glenn.

Memorials may be made to the Radio & Television Ministry at First Baptist Church.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Beulah Griffin

Funeral services for Beaulah Griffin, age 95, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 1, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Michael Moore will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the City Cemetery, with Jeff Moore, Murry Hill, David Moore, Bill Williams, and Dan Phillips serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, January 31, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Griffin passed away on Tuesday, January 29, 2008, at Sulphur Springs Health & Rehab Center. She was born on November 3, 1911, in Birthright, Texas, the daughter of John Franklin and Viola Ellen McCormack Palmer. She married Oral Griffin, on November 17, 1946, in Reno, Nevada. He preceded her in death in 1994.

Mrs. Griffin worked as a salesperson in ladies clothing and was an accomplished seamstress. She was was a member of League Street Church of Christ and was a former member of the Tanti Club.

Survivors include: a sister, Norene Moore and husband, Joe, of Sulphur Springs.

Mrs. Griffin was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Lois Callaway; and two brothers, Lester and Ralph Palmer.

Memorials may be made to Hospice at Memorial.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Pat Bell

Funeral services for Mrs. Pat Bell, age 70, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for Thursday, January 31, 2008, at 12:00 noon, in the West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel.  Dr. Jon Ogle, Bro. Al Davis, and Bro. Bert Allbritton will officiate.

Interment will follow services in Restlawn Cemetery with Jordan Campbell, Johnny Bell, David Alcorn, Anthony Alcorn, Dirk Richardson, and Rodney Crowson serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 30, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Bell passed away on Monday evening, January 28, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a great homemaker in addition to having a 40 year career with New York Life Insurance Company. Pat was a member of 1st Family Church in Dallas, Texas, a member of the Waverly Club, and also a charter member of the Connally Street Porch Patrol. She was a performer at the Main Street Theater in Sulphur Springs.

Survivors include: her husband 51 years, Melvin Bell; her parents Opal M. and L.E. Richardson, of Sulphur Springs; a daughter, Melinda J. Bell of Ft. Worth, TX; a son, Bryan M. Bell and wife Priscilla, of Garland; a grandson, Johnny V. Bell of Garland; a granddaughter, Kaelee R. Bell of Garland; a brother, Jerry M. Richardson and wife Loretta, of Royce City; sisters, Barbara J. Brown and husband Jay of Sulphur Springs, and Mary Alcorn and husband Laney of Yantis; her Godchild, Loyd Campbell and wife Cheryl of Sachse, TX; a grand-Godchild, Jordan T. Campbell and wife Tiffany of Garland; a great-grand-Godchild, Shelby Campbell; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Mary Jane Vititow

Memorial services for Mary Jane Vititow, age 80, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Saturday, Feburary 2, 2008, at the New Beginnings Fellowship Church with the Rev. Paul Pogue officiating.

No formal visitation will be held.

Mrs. Vititow passed away on Monday afternoon, January 28, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. Mary June Glover Vittitow was born on November 1, 1927, in Sulphur Springs, the daughter of Acker Glover and Vannie Lee Phillips Glover. She married Dick Vititow, in Rockwall, Texas, on July 3, 1947. Mr. Vititow preceded her in death, on November 2, 1980.

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

Survivors include: two daughters, Vannette Vititow, of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Bobbie Vititow of Red Oak, Texas; grandchildren,  Gra Nichols, of  Conway, Arkansas, and Nikie and Ron Stewart of Germantown, Tennessee, and Ashley and David Simmons of St. Louis, Missouri; and great-grandchildren Taylor and Emma Stewart of Germantown, Tennessee, and Bryan Nichols and Samuel Simmons of St. Louis, Missour.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Katherine Gayle Welch

Funeral services for Katherine Gayle Welch, age 63, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 30, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Chaplain George Allman will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Restland Cemetery, in Dallas, with Greg Weeks, Mike Yost, Anthony Yost, Robert Perez, Jerry Denton, and Milton McGhee serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be conducted from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., on Tuesday, January 29, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Ms. Welch passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born in Dallas, on January 18, 1945, the daughter of Edgar Earl Wynne, Sr. and Ida Marie Roberts Wynne. She married Bennie Welch, of Greenville, Texas, and was married to him for over 30 years. He survives.

Gayle was reared in the Baptist Church and was known by everyone for her singing talents. She sang at many gospel concerts and sang with gospel quartets and groups all across Northeast Texas. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxillary Group, Post #8560.

Other survivors include:  three daughters, Elizabeth (Dinky) Marie Weeks and husband, Greg of Longview, Katherine Wylene Walker of Emory, TX, and Glenda Gayle Yost and husband Mike of Greenville, TX; grandchildren, Melilissa Perez and husband Robert, Kristina Weeks, Asheley and Amber Walker, Anthony Yost, and Chad and Kristie Yost; great-grandchildren, Madison and Bradley Nordin, Jordan Dyer, Jayden Ratliff, Robert Joe, Renegade, Jordan, and Bryce Perez; a sister-in-law, Barbara Wynne of Dallas; two aunts, Grace Fine of Dallas and Deloras Crosson of Sugarland, TX; and lifelong friend, Janet Allman of Dallas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Edgar Earl Wynne, Jr. and Milton McGhee.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like for donations to be made in Katherine Gayle's honr to the American Lung Association.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Edith M. Reynolds Chapman

Funeral services for Edith M. Reynolds Chapman, age 91, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 27, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Don Tinsley and Rev. C.R. "Jr." Chapman will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Mt. Sterling Cemetery, with grandsons serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, January 26, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Chapman passed way on Thursday, January 24, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born on July 26, 1916, in Merit, Texas, the daughter of William Lonzo and Rebecca M. Kimberlin Reynolds. In 1933, she married Earl P. Hopper, who preceded her in death in 1946. She married Claude E. Chapman in Hugo, OK, on December 27, 1964. He survives.

Claude and Edith Chapman were owners and operators of Chapman Radiator Service for 33 years. Edith became a faithful member of Central Baptist Church in 1960.

Other survivors include: two sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth E. Hopper and wife Linda of Como, and C.R. "Jr." Chapman and wife Debbie of Ben Wheeler; three daughters, Rebecca Hopper and Venera Dodd and husband Jimmie of Sulphur Springs, and Ann Ratliff and husband John of Midlothian; sixteen grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Woodrow and Haskell Reynolds.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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William Jeremy Murphy

Memorial funeral services for William Jeremy Murphy, age 22, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 26, 2008, at the Cross Country Cowboy Church, in Sulphur Springs. Rev. Byron Houck will officiate.

William Jeremy Murphy was born on May 31, 1985, in Garland, TX, the son of Tim Murphy and Brenda Murphy. Jeremy passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2008, in Winnsboro, Tx.

Jeremy was a professional bull rider, a member of the Lone Star High School Rodeo Association, 4-States High School Rodeo Association, and the PRCA. He served in the U.S. Army, and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include: his parents, Tim and Brenda Murphy, of Sulphur Springs; one sone, William Lane Murphy, of Sulphur Springs; two sisters, Mandy Murphy of Rockwall and Mollie Cockrum of Sulphur Springs; grandparents, Bill and Jimmie Holderman, of Gainesville, Tx; and uncles, Kirk Holderman and wife April of Gainesville, and William Gregory Murphy of Vale, AZ.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, William Travis and Peggy Murphy.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Elliott (Buddy) Cash

Funeral services for Elliott "Buddy" Cash, age 76, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 29, 2008, at Morning Chapel Baptist Church.

Interment will follow services in the East Caney Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2:00 to 9:00 p.m., Monday, January 28, 2008, at Mason & Mason Mortuary.

Mr. Cash passed away on Thursday, January 24, 2008, in Paris, TX. He was born on July 25, 1931, in Pittsburg, Texas, the son of Dock and Wrapper William Cash. His family moved to Sulphur Springs over 33 years ago. He served in the U.S. Army from 1949-1951 and was honorably discharged. He worked for manyyears as a truck driver for the Westbrook Redi Mix Concrete Company.

Survivors include: his wife, Madine Franklin Cash; four sons, three daughters; 23 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers; two sisters;  one uncle; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Arrangements are with Mason & Mason Mortuary.

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Myrtie Lou Roberts

Myrtie Lou Roberts passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2008, at Legend Healthcare and Rehab Center, in Paris. She was born on May 28,1915, in Sulphur Springs, the daughter of Ury Millsap and Myrtie Robinson Millsap.

She married Homer Roberts, on March 23, 1932, in Hugo, OK. He preceded her in death on March 30, 2002, after 70 years of marriage.

Mrs. Roberts was a Business major and worked for the Civil Service for several years. She helped her husband in their farming operation at Yowell and Farilee, Texas. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, in Commerce.

Survivors include: nephews, Harold Roberts, Don Roberts, and Mike Roberts, and their spouses; a niece, Deloris Roberts O'Connor and her spouse; as well as numerous great-nephews and great-nieces. She is also survived by two cousins, Don Daniel and Patty Daniel.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2008, at First United Methodist Church, in Commerce, at 3:00 p.m. Rev. Lisa Walcott and Rev. Ann Barton will officiate.

Visitation will be one hour prior to services.

Interment will follow services in the Sulphur Springs City Cemetery, with Kreg Roberts, Stan Moore, Toney Lowery, Bobby Motley, Chris Kane, and Chase Hickman serving as pallbearers.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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James "Boy" Odell

Graveside funeral services for James L. "Boy" Odell, age 76, of Como, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 26, 2008, at the Pine Forest Cemetery.  Joe Bob Minter will officiate.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 26, 2008, at Beaty Funeral Home in Winnsboro.

Mr. Odell passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2008, at his residence.  He was born on November 8, 1931, in Pickton, Texas, the son of J.R. and Clara Randolph Odell. He married Eva Jo Wheatley, on November 24, 1949. She survives.

Mr. Odell was lifetime resident of Hopkins County and was a self-employed Dairy Farmer.

Other survivors include: two sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Rose Odell and Jimmy and Gina Odell, all of Como;  one daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Kenneth Brumley of Pickton; one sister and brother-in-law, Evorine and James Alford of Sulphur Springs; six grandchildren, Jill Murray, Cody Odell, Eva Thomas, Brandon Odell, Bryan Odell, and Rachel Johnson; and five great-grandchildren, Brett Thomas, Dylan Odell, Bailey Thomas, Jake Murray, and Lindsey Watkins.

Mr. Odell was preceded in death by his parents.

Arrangements are with Beaty Funeral Home.

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Tommy Lynn Clem, Jr.

Funeral service for Tommy Lynn Clem, Jr., age 45, of Cumby, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 26, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel.  Bro. Jerry Clements will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Greenview Cemetery with Jimmy White, Franklin Johnson, Ronald Cope, Jim Potts, Mark Garrett, Brett Garrett, Chuck Reagan, and Stephen Sparks serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 25, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mr. Clem passed away on Monday, January 21, 2008, in Miami, Florida. He was born on August 9, 1962, the son of Tommy Lynn and Peggy Briggs Clem.

Mr. Clem was a construction worker for Granite Construction Company. He was a member of County Line Baptist Church in Miller Grove.

Survivors include: three daughters, Tanya Clem, and Jessica Clem, both of Enid, Oklahoma, and Cheyenne Clem of West Fork, Arkansas; a son, James Clem of West Fork, Arkansas; his parents, Tommy and Peggy Clem of Miller Grove; and three brothers, Tony Clem and wife, Carrie, of Campbell, Tim Clem and wife, Melanie, of Miller Grove, and Tracy Clem and wife, Sharon, of Keller.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Tommy and Vera Clem and Thurman and Leona Briggs; four uncles; and five aunts.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Fendoll Nelson

Funeral services for Fendoll Nelson, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 24, 2008, at Independence Baptist Church.

The family will host a wake at Tapp Funeral Home from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., on Wednesday, January 23, 2008.

Mr. Nelson passed away on Sunday evening, January 20, 2008, at his residence.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

 

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Jon Moss

Funeral services for Jon Moss are pending with West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Moss passed away on Friday evening, January 18, 2008, at Medical City Dallas.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Lloyd "Buddy" Sterling Plummer

Funeral services for Lloyd "Buddy" Plummer, age 68, of Emory, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 22, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Jimmy Jarratt will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Prospect Cemetery, with Michael Briggs, Richard Briggs, Richard Briggs, Jr., Michael Briggs, Jr., Junior Yarborough, and Bruno Lujan serving as pallbearers.

There will be no formal visitation.

Mr. Plummer passed away, on Monday, January 14, 2008, at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. He was born in Goddard, KY, on July 20, 1939, the son of Carl and Lena Pearl Caskey Plummer.

He was a truck driver for a construction company and a member of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include: two daughters, Vicki Sue Lugo and Tammie Plummer, both of Dallas; his mother, Pearl Porter of Kentucky; two sisters, Crystal Sapp of Kentucky and Dorothy Briggs of Alba; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father: son, Lloyd Wayne Plummer; and a sister, Freida Wallace.

Arrangement are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Norman Ordiway

Funeral services for Norman Ordiway, age 71, of Winnsboro, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 21, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Kenneth French will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Hopewell Cemetery with Junior Joplin, J.T. Bearden, Jeremy Kull, Rodie Comer, Andrew Jackson, and David Rowell serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, January 20, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Ordiway passed away on Friday morning, January 18, 2008, at his residence. He was born in Midland, Michigan, on October 24, 1936, the son of Floyd and Florence Ordiway. He married Margie Marie Bearden, in Pittsburg, Texas, on November 7, 1977. She survives.

Mr. Ordiway was a retired truck driver and a member of the First Assembly of God Church, in Winnsboro. He served in the U.S. Army.

Other survivors include: seven daughters, Linda Kull, May Marie LaLonde, both of Winnsboro, Tera Joplin of South Carolina, Melanie Ordiway, Rosemary Ordiway, Heather Haney, all of Michigan, and Terri Feneron of New York; two sons, Norman Keith Ordiway, Jr., of New York, and Brian Keith Ordiway of Michigan; two sisters, Irene Gillum and Linda Ordiway, both of Michigan; a brother, Baxter Ordiway, of Michigan; several grandchildren, including Jesse Kull, Joshua Kull, and Michelle Joplin; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by four sisters and four brothers.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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T.K. Goree

Funeral services for Mr. T.K. (Terrence Kane) Goree, Jr., age 29, of Cooper, TX, and formerly of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 19, 2008, at First Baptist Church, in Sulphur Springs. Rev. Chris Kelley will officiate with Rev. Fred Lewis assisting.

Military graveside rites will be conducted in the Shooks Chapel Cemetery, with Chad Graves, Jake Haddock, Bryan Palmer, Jason Bsteman, James Branch, and Danny Jennings serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 18, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Goree passed away on Tuesday morning, January 15, 2008, at his residence. He was born in Santa Anna, Texas, on May 9, 1978, the son of Terrence Kane Goree and Debra Croft Dunn. He married Jennifer Johnson, on September 30, 1996, in Sulphur Springs. She survives.

T.K. was a firefighter for the City of Paris and served in the U.S. Army for nine years, 16 months in Iraq. He was of the Pentecostal faith.

Other survivors include: sons, Zachary Goree and Khristian Goree, both of Cooper; a daughter, Mariah Goree, of Cooper: his father, T.K Goree, Sr. of Houston; his mother, Debra Dunn and husband Kennith Dunn of Miller Grove; a brother, David Dunn, of Sulphur Springs; a sister, Desine Rushing and husband Drew, of Hemphill, TX; his grandfather, Ben Walker of Sulphur Springs; a grandmother, Mavis Croft of Coleman, TX; and numerous nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, and cousins.

A memorial fund has been set up in the name of Terrence K. Goree at 1st National Bank, P.O. Box 349, Cooper, TX 75432.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Ramoon "Sal" Dababneh

Funeral services for Ramoon Dababneh, age 39, of Enloe, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 18, 2008, in the Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel.

Mr. Dababneh passed away on January 12, 2008, in Sulphur Springs. He was born in Kuwait, on September 30, 1968, the son of Fouad and Fadway Dababneh. He married Patsy Ann Taylor, in Arlington, on January 17, 1992. She survives.

Mr. Dababneh was a chef.

Other survivors include: three sons, Fouad Salman, Shadi Salman, and Blake Salman, all of Enloe; two brothers, James Dababneh and Moeen Dababneh; and three sisters, Runda Dababneh, Suhair Dababneh, and Sana Dababneh, all of Jordan.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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William Shields

Funeral services for Mr. William Shields, are pending with West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Shields passed away on Tuesday morning, January 15, 2008, at McKinney Healthcare Center.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Billy F. "Biff" Chapman

Funeral services for Billy F. "Biff" Chapman, age 53, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 18, 2008, at First United Methodist Church. Rev. Julie  Green will officiate, with Dr. Keith Payne Boone, Rev. Dan Hoke, and Rev. Pete Adrian assisting.

Interment will be in the Tira Cemetery, with Robert Bowe, Fred Hentchel, Clay Hubbard, Eugene Edwards, Chad Cable, David Graves, Larry Evans, and John Sands serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Thursday, January 17, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Chapman passed away on Monday evening, January 14, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born on February 17, 1954, in Sulphur Springs, the son of Billy Frank and Billie Rose Smith Chapman. He married Janet Faye Bell, on December 28, 1991, in Sulphur Springs. She survives.

Mr. Chapman, prior to being self-employed, was Chief Juvenile Probation Officer for the 8th Judicial District, for 18 years. Mr. Chapman was a real estate broker and a member of the Texas Real Estate Commission. He was licensed with the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners, and self- employed as a private investigator for 10 years, licensed with the Texas State Board of Private Investigators. He was a family resource counselor with the Hopkins County Rural School District Cooperative. He was a lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church.

Other survivors include: a son, USAF SSgt Cale Evan McClure and wife Melissa, of Tyndall AFB, Pamama City, FL; daughters, Audrey Dawn Chapman, of Denton, TX, and Victoria Brooke Chapman of Sulphur Springs; his mother, Billie Rose Chapman, of Sulphur Springs; sisters Elizabeth Jane Chapman Bowe and husband Robert, of Dallas, Sandra Jean Chapman Hentchel and husband Fred, of Chillicothe, IL, and Catherine Diane Chapman Hubbard and husband Clay, of San Angelo; a sister-in-law, Rita Edwards and husband Eugene, of Sulphur Spings; nephews, J.D. Hentchel and wife Sara, of Chillicothe, IL, Sam Hentchel of Peoria, IL, U.S. Navy Corpsman Austen Hubbard, of San Angelo, Clayton Hubbard of San Angelo, and Cody Edwards of Austin, TX; nieces, Beth Bowe of San Marcos, Julia Hubbard of Houston, and Casi Jones of Emory; great-niece, Lilly Hentchel of Chillicothe, IL; former wife, Mickie Miller Dicken, of Denton; and a host of cousins, aunts, uncles, and dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Billy Frank Chapman; and grandparents, E.O. and Florene Chapman Adams, and William (Bill) G. and Rose Thornton Smith.

The family requests that memorials be made to Edward D. Jones, 126 Main Street, Sulphur Springs, TX, for the benefit of Victoria Chapman Scholarship Fund. Memorials may also be made to the First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund and/or the Youth Department Fund.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Eugene Taylor

Funeral services for Eugen Taylor, age 75, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with Mason & Mason Mortuary.

Mr. Taylor passed away at 5:55 a.m., Monday, January 14, 2008, at Sulphur Springs Health & Rehab Center.

Arrangements are with Mason & Mason Mortuary.

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Vincent Edward Curtiss

Funeral services for Vincent Edward Curtiss, age 17, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Thursday, January 17, 2008, at Davis Street Baptist Church. Bro. Tommy Hall will officiate.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 16, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Curtiss passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on March 13, 1990, the son of David Curtiss and Sheryl Muskgrave.

Mr. Curtiss was a student and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include: his parents; three brothers, David John Curtiss, of Ionia Michigan, Joshua Ray Curtiss and Tyler Allen Curtiss, both of Sulphur Springs; and a grandmother, Betty Muskgrave, of Greenville, Michigan.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, Donald Edward and Gloria Marie Curtiss and Raymond Edward Muskgrave.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Clarence Ray Nixon

Funeral services for Clarence Ray Nixon, age 67, of Como, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 16, 2008, at Pine Street Baptist Church, in Winnsboro. Rev. Bob Dean and  Rev. Charles Ethridge will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Royce City Cemetery, in Royce City, Texas.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 15, 2008, at Beaty Funeral Home.

Mr. Nixon passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2006, at his residence, in Como. He was born on December 20, 1940, the son of the late Delbert Ray Nixon and Vela Richey Nixon.  He married Margie Fletcher. She survives.

Mr. Nixon worked for the State Board of Insurance as a State Examiner. He was a member of the Society of Financial Examiners and was a member of the Pine Street Baptist Church, in Winnsboro.

Survivors include: his wife of 47 years, Margie Nixon, of Como; a daughter Shannon Carney of Rowlett; a son and daughter-in-law, Daniey Ray and Shannon Leigh Nixon, of Garland; a sister, Jo Nel Hightower, of Canton; and four grandchildren, Kristi Carney, Kaylee Carney, Jordan Nixon, and Hannah Nixon.

Mr. Nixon was preceded in death by his parents and infant twin grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Pine Street Baptist Church Building Fund.

Arrangements are with Beaty Funeral Home.

Dorothy Stangler

Funeral services for Dorothy Caroline Stangler, age 86, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 16, 2008, at Spence Chapel of First Baptist Church. Bro. Fred Lewis will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the City Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Matthew Hintz, Jeremy Hintz, Bradley Wilson, Grady Cashion, Jerry Haney, Gene White, and Tommy Sanders. Honorary pallbearers will be the Shepherding 3 Bible Class at First Baptist Church and Mark and Carol Miller.

Visitation will one hour prior to services, in Spence Chapel.

Dorothy Stangler passed away on Saturday morning, January 12, 2008, at Hopkins House, in Sulphur Springs. She was born in Scarville, Iowa, on October 30, 1921, the daughter of Albert and Lena Goring Schaper. She married Ralph Stangler, in Mason City, Iowa, on July 6, 1939. He survives.

Mrs. Stangler was a retired steno-clerk for Chicago Northwest Railroad. She was a member of First Baptist Church.

Other survivors include: a daughter, Sandra Klein and husband Bob, of Yantis; grandchildren, Angela Hintz of Plano, and Bradley Wilson, of St. Paul, Minnesota; great-grandchildren, Jeremy, Matthew, and Savana Hintz, all of Plano; a sister, Betty Leigh of Osakis, Minnesota; and numerous nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents and five brothers.

Memorials may be made to Hospice at Memorial, c/o Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Ronnie Sharp

Funeral services for Ronnie Sharp, age 54, of Quitman and formerly of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 16, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Darryl Pixley will officiate.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 15, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mr. Sharp passed away on Friday evening, January 11, 2008, at Hospice of East Texas, in Tyler. He was born in Sulphur Springs, on November 13, 1953, the son of Roland Elmo and Lula Bell Petree Sharp. He married Virginia Anne Honeycutt, in Sulphur Springs, on June 11, 1994. She survives.

Mr. Sharp was a retired police officer for the Sulphur Springs Police Department.

Other survivors include: four daughters, Jennifer Morales of White Rock, Jodi Zenns, Barbie Renee' Hooker, and Morgan Sharp, all of Quitman; four sons, Brandon Sharp of Phoenix, AZ, Stephen Sharp, and Billy Sharp, both of Fresno, CA, and Jason Smith of Live Oak, Florida; two sisters, Belinda Martin and Debbie George, both of Sulphur Springs; a brother, Danny Ballard, of Sulphur Springs; and several grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Donna Edwards; and one brother, Billy Sharp.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Elizabeth Moore

Graveside funeral services for Elizabeth Moore, age 97, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 11, 2008, at Restlawn Memorial Park. Brother Fred Lewis will officiate.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Friday, January 11th, prior to services, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mrs. Moore passed away on Wednesday morning, January 9, 2008, at Sulphur Springs Health & Rehab Center. She was born on February 13, 1910, in Bakersfield, California, the daughter of Dr. Richard Henry and Jonna Ansley. She married Elmer Moore, in Dallas, in November 1930. He preceded her in death in 2003.

Mrs. Moore was an operator for AT&T. She was a member of First Baptist Church Sulphur Springs.

Survivors include: a niece, Margaret Sims, of Abilene; a grand-niece, Debbie State of Athens; and a grand-nephew, Richard Ansley.

She was preceded in death by her parents and five siblings.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Katlin Collins

Funeral services for Katlin M. Collins, age 18, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 12, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Mac Bearss will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Greenview Cemetery, with Bryan Nortin, Travis Barton, Luis Garza, Darryl Davis, Nick Garofolo, Joe Candido, Matthew Favorite, and Raymond Lopez serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 11, 2008, at the funeral home.

Miss Collins passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2008, at Medical City Hospital in Dallas. She was born on September 22, 1989, in Hackensack, New Jersey, the daughter of Michael and Cheryl Ann Collins.

Katlin was a member of the Sulphur Springs High School Blue Blazes Drill Team, where she served as a manager. She was a member of the women's choir and French Club, and active with the Sulphur Springs Community Theater and Kerr Theater in Alief, Texas. She was a member of Who's Who of High School students for three consecutive years and a member of the National Association of High School Scholars. She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Youth Under Construction.

Survivors include: her mother, Cheryl Ann Nortin and step-father, Paul C. Nortin of Sulphur Springs; her father, Michael Collins and step-mother, Stephanie Collins of Belleville, NJ; brothers, James Harper of Linden, NJ, Bryan Nortin of Houston, TX, and Patrick Collins of Sulphur Springs; grandparents, Patricia Collins of New Jersey, Rachel Garofolo of Forked River, NJ, and Richard and Marge Nortin, of Houston, TX; one niece, Lyndsay Eve Harper of Linden, NJ; and numerous cousins, aunts, uncles, and god parents.

The family requests memorials be made to Its My Heart Foundation of Houston, TX, The Hearts of Life Animal Rescue of Sulphur Springs, and/or the Katlin Collins Fund.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Michael Sutterfield

Funeral services for Michael Sutterfield, age 54, of Como, are scheduled for 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 8, 2008, at the Black Oak Baptist Church. Rev. Gary Hampton will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Black Oak Cemetery.

Mr. Sutterfield passed away on Monday morning, January 7, 2008, at his residence. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on May 5, 1953, the son of Home and Katie Moody Sutterfield. He married Cynthia Lynn Estes, in Las Vegas, on July 2, 1982. She survives.

Mr. Sutterfield was a retired glass worker. He was a member of the Winnsboro House of Prayer and served in the U.S. Army, as a paratrooper during the Vietnam War.

Other survivors include: his mother, Katie Baker, of Como; two sons, Jeremy Sutterfield of Sulphur Springs and Michael Sutterfield of Arlington; brothers Robert Sutterfield of Dallas, Donnie Sutterfield of North Carolina, Gene Sutterfield of Grand Prairie, Gary Baker of Dallas,  and David Baker and Paul Baker, both of Grand Prairie; a sister, Beth Thompson; and four grandchildren.

Mr. Sutterfield was preceded in death by his father, Homer Sutterfield; a brother, Jimmy Sutterfield; and his step-father, Joe Baker.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Robert Underwood

Graveside f uneral services for Robert Underwood, age 57, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 9, 2008, at Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Rev. Terry Bryan will officiate.

Serving as pallbearers will be Joe Trumble, Marvin Terry, Don Sapaugh, Jessee Jackson, and Don Combs.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 8, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mr. Underwood passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2008, in Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born in Ripley, Tennessee, on September 10, 1949, the son of Robert Lee Underwood, Sr. and Ruby Brown Underwood. He married Debra Lynn Box, in Sulphur Springs, on April 3, 2003. She survives.

Mr. Underwood was a retired deputy sheriff with the Hopkins County Sheriff's Department. He was of the Baptist faith and a member of the U.S. Army, during the Vietnam War.

Other survivors include: two sons, Robby Lee Underwood, of Tyler, and Jason Eugene Roberts of Sulphur Springs; two daughters, Bonnie Amanda Kelso, of Detroit, Michigan, and Larissa Janee Roberts of Avery; four brothers, Floyd Underwood, Charles Underwood, Jessee Underwood and Steve Underwood, all of Sulphur Springs; two sisters, Darlene Robbins and Jonell, both of Sulphur Springs; and seven grandchildren, Dylan Tulley, Alec Kelso, Zach Kelso, Naci Roberts, Stephen Roberts, Justin Ashley, and Cheslee Roberts.

He was preceded in death by a wife, Betty Smith; a brother, William Underwood; and a sister, Betty Beadles.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Bonnie Murray

Funeral services for Mrs. Bonnie Murray, age 87, of Cooper, are pending with West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Murray passed away on Sunday morning, January 6, 2008, at Sunny Springs Nursing Home, in Sulphur Springs.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Eddie Price

Funeral services for Elvis Ed "Eddie" Price, age 50, of Celeste and formerly of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 9, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Annie Wagoner will officiate.

Military graveside services will follow in the Mt. Sterling Cemetery, under the direction of the Hopkins County Milliatary Coalition. Pallbearers will be Chad Knotts, Scott Patterson, Chris Price, Airman Carissa Boyd, Zak Shaw, Cole Shaw, Airman Charles Boyd, Amberly Johnson, Michael Rife, Meredith Patterson, and Crystal Bowers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, January8, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mr. Price passed away on Saturday evening, January 5, 2008, at Medical City Hospital in McKinney. He was born in Mt. Pleasant, on December 17, 1957, the son of Elvis and Nina Ruth Hoover Price. He married Sherry Spoonemore, in Sulphur Springs, on May 30, 1980. She survives.

Mr. Price was a sales associate for the Farmers Co-op. He was of the Pentecostal faith, and served in the U.S. Navy.

Other survivors include: four sisters, Glenda Knotts of Greenwood, Sherrill Patterson of Sulphur Springs, Mitsey Kerns of Eufaula, Oklahoma, and Bitsey Luckett of Emory.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elvis Price and Nina Ruth Cooksey; one sister, Carrie Lee Price; and one niece, Brandy Patterson.

Memorials may be made to the Primary Pulmonary Hypertension Group.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Mary Bryant

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Bryant are pending with West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Bryant passed away on Saturday morning, January 5, 2008, in Leonard Manor Nursing Home.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Donnie Alexander

Donnie Alexander, age 53, of Sulphur Springs, passed away at his residence, on Friday morning, January 4, 2008. He was born in Sulphur Springs, on November 30, 1954, the son of Cleophis and Lula Vaughn Alexander.

Mr. Alexander was a short-order cook.

Survivors include: his mother, Lula Alexander, of Sulphur Springs; a son, Corey Alexander, of Dallas; and brothers, Ronnie Earl Alexander, of Dallas, and Cyd Alexander, of Sulphur Springs.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Cremation arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Pauline F. Turnipseed

Funeral services for Mrs. Pauline F. Turnipseed, age 77, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 4, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel.  Kevin Edwards will officiate with Mark Allred assisting.

Interment will follow services in the Elm Cemetery with Wayne Turnipseed, Stephen Sparks, Archie Robinson, Jeremy Fugate, Robert Williams, and Billy Yancy serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Thursday, January 3, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Turnipseed passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2008, at Sunny Springs Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born on September 19, 1930, in Rains County, the daughter of Homer and Valley Vanlandingham Fitzgerald. She married James Turnipseed, on September 9, 1949, in Garland, TX. He survives.

Mrs. Turnipseed was a phone operator for Southwestern Bell, for over 15 years. She was a homemaker and of the Nazarene faith.

Other survivors include: a sister, Emogene Yancey of Garland.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Melba McGowan

Funeral services for Melba McGowan, of Dallas, Tx, and formerly of Hopkins County, are pending with Tapp Funeral Home.

Mrs. McGowan passed away, on Monday, December 31, 2007, at Vitas Hospice in Dallas.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Velma Ruth Fitzgerald

Graveside funeral services for Velma Ruth Fitzgerald, age 86, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 3:00 p.m., Friday, January 4, 2008, at Eastview Cemetery.

There will be no formal visiation. Friends and family may come to Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Thursday, for viewing.

Mrs. Fitzgerald passed away on Monday afternoon, December 31, 2007, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

She is survived by two cousins, Carlton Sewell and Truitt Sewell, both of Sulphur Springs.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Frances Tolson Davis

Funeral services for Frances Tolson Davis, age 89, of College Station and formerly of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 4, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Charles Moore will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Sulphur Springs City Cemetery, with Mike Davis, Jim Davis, Bob Rivers, Dusty Davis, Jeff Davis, Kevin Wiltse, Mary Wiltse, and Carie Wiltse serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Thursday, January 3, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Davis passed away on Monday, December 31, 2007, in College Station, TX.  She was born on November 4, 1918, in Sulphur Springs, the daugter of Francis Tolson and Bertie Hooten Tolson. She married Frat Davis, on April 9, 1936. He preceded her in death.

Mrs. Davis was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Sulphur Springs, and taught school for many years in Sulphur Springs and at East Texas State University. She was also a teacher in the Skyline School District in Dallas. Mrs. Davis graduated with honors from from Sulphur Springs High School in 1935. She graduated Cum Laude from East Texas State University, in 1958, with a BA Degree in math and history. She received her Masters in 1960, M.Ed Degree in 1962, and earned her doctorate degree in 1975, with a major in supervision, instruction, and curriculum.  She was also a Girl Scout leader,  Cub Scout den mother, President of the SS Women's Forum, member of the Tanti Club, the Wavery Club, President and member of the BPW Club, and Past Matron of the Sulphur Springs Chapter of the Eastern Star. She was additionally active in many other Hopkins County community and political organizations.

Survivors include: a daughter Petty Davis, of College Station; a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Sharon Davis, of Palestine; a sister, Ann Hyman of Duncanville; a brother-in-law, Harvey Davis and wife Sybil Kountz; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sons, Roy Davis and Frat E. Davis, Jr.; a great-grandchild, Kelly Wiltsie; and a sister, Juanita Irvin.

Memorials may be made to the Dr. Frances Davis Scholarship, Captain David Philips Chapter of DAR (c/o Billie Evans, 613 Pampa St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482), or to the Hopkins County Genealogical Society.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Bernese Perkins

Funeral services for Bernese Perkins, age 93, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 3, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Dan Hicks will officiate with Rev. Pete Adrian assisting.

Interment will follow services in the Sulphur Springs City Cemetery, with Dale Brem, Terry Wheeler, Mark Young, Roy Honeycutt, B.J. Wilkinson, and Chief Star serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Don O'Neal, Marshall Cates, L. G. Phillips, Shirley Childs, and all her nephews.

Visitation will be from 1:00 t0 2:00 p.m., prior to services.

Mrs. Perkins passed away on Monday, December 31, 2007, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born on April 6, 1914, the daughter of Elbert A. and Martha Elizabeth Dossett Sewell, in Hopkins County. She married Earl Perkins, on July 6, 1932, in Sulphur Springs. He preceded her in death on November 28, 1994.

Mrs. Perkins was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Hamilton Bible Class. She was an excellent clothing designer and seamstress, a wonderful cook, and avid gardener. Her sweet personality was enjoyed by her many friends and neighbors.

Survivors include: two daughters, Martha Kate Chapman and husband Harve, and Janet Wheeler and husband Joe, all of Sulphur Springs; five grandchildren, Jeannie Wheeler Honeycutt, of Allen, Terry Wheeler of Sulphur Springs, Lisa Brem Young of Coppell, Lori Brem Wilkinson of Sulphur Springs, and Dale Brem of Carrollton; eight great-grandchildren, Lindsey Honeycutt, Brittany Scott, Colton Wheeler, Faith Wheeler, Eric Brem, Key Young, Ashley Huckabee, and Shelbi Elkins; one sister, Mildred Midgett, of Ft. Worth; one sister-in-law, Zona Ruth Phillips of Mesquite; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Grace Cates, Vera Midgett, and Vara Taylor; and two brothers, Dale Sewell and Miller D. Sewell.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions cand be made to First Methodist Church Library.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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James Alvin "Topper" Massey

Funeral services for James Alvin "Topper" Massey, age 35, of Cumby, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Thursday, January 3, 2008, at Peters Funeral Home Chapel, in Greenville. Rev. Tom Ogden will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Cumby City Cemetery, with Robert Massey, Vernon Grady, Rusty Litton, Aaron Massey, Charles Hereford, Terry Gay, and Kacey Clark serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 2, 2008, at Peters Funeral Home.

Mr. Massey passed away suddenly on Sunday afternoon, December 30, 2007, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born in McKinney, Texas, on April 19, 1972, the son of James R. and Catherine Angel Massey. He married Treva Lewis, in McKinney, on April 17, 1993. She survives.

Mr. Massey was a driver for Redneck Trailer Company.

Other survivors include: two daughters, Kathryn Paige Massey and Baylee Nicole Massey, both of Cumby; his parents, Catherine and Robert Victory of Wolfe City; his father, James "Butch" Massey, of Cumby; a brother, Robert Massey, of Josephine; three sisters, Lorena Smith of Allen, Diana Litton, of Copeville, and Karen Grady of Wolfe City; and his grandmother, Juanita Betz of Sandusky, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by a son, J.T. Massey, in 2006.

Memorials may be made to the Peters Funeral Home for funeral expenses.

Arrangements are with Cumby Funeral Home.

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Melvin "Jerry" Askew

Funeral services for Melvin Askew, age 55, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January5, 2008, at the Morning Chapel Baptist Church. Rev. Harold Nash will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Mel Haven Cemetery with Donald Hall, William Jackson, Sandy Shell, Troy Riddling, Ken White, Jimmy Timmons, Terry Lee Moore, and Kenneth Abron serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be  Randall Vannin, Lee Ransom, Vincent Ransom, Ben Askew, Jr., Corey Tallon Askew, Drue Kemp, Jonathan Jackson, Dennis Clayton, and Wilbert Hawkins.

No formal visiation is planned, but friends and family may visit Mason & Mason Mortuary until 9:00 p.m., on Friday, January 4, 2008.

Mr. Askew passed away at 4:18 a.m., Sunday, December 30, 2007, in Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born on July 19, 1952, in Dallas, TX, the son of James Andrew and Floretta McQueen Askew. He married Shirley Jean Timmons, on July 14, 1978, in Sulphur Springs. She survives.

Mr. Askew graduated from Sulphur Springs High School in 1971 and was a member of Morning Chapel Baptist Church. He was a Sabel Machine operator for Morningstar Foods in Sulphur Springs.

Other survivors include: three sons, Kelvin Jerome Askew, of San Diego, CA, Michael Timmons and Melvin Jerome Askew, Jr., both of Sulphur Springs; two daughters, Tammy Timmons and Surreka Askew, both of Sulphur Springs; fifteen grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two brothers, Eddie Askew and Ben Askew, both of Sulphur Springs; four sisters, Barbara Fannin and husband Bruce, of Quitman, Beverly Jackson and husband Andrew of Dallas, Michelle Gasaway, and Shannon Askew of Sulphur Springs; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one grandson, Contrelin Corona, in 1995.

Arrangements are with Mason & Mason Mortuary.

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Hazel I. Gregory

Funeral services for Hazel I. Gregory, age 85, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 2, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Tommy Hall will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Yantis Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 1, 2007, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Gregory passed away on Sunday, December 30, 2007, at Heritage Nursing Home in Quitman. She was born on August 2, 1922, in Van Zandt County, the daughter of Earl and Rosie McCaffity Crocker. She married Paul Gregory. He preceded her in death.

Mrs. Gregory was retired after 20 years of service from the H.D. Lee Company. She was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include: a son, Glenn Gregory and wife Gaye Lynn of Hawkins; sisters, Birdie Heddin of Dallas, and Rubinelle Starks, of Dallas; granddaughters, Cindy Carney of Kemp and Sherry Pinson of Sulphur Springs; grandsons, Brad Gregory of Mesquite and Rickey Davis of Sulphur Springs; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Billie Davis; a granddaughter, Donna Hardin; and a sister, Betty Russell.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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