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"The beauty of a life well lived never dies; it continues
to embrace, inspire, and direct us along our journey...."

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Watch For Me.....

I'm never gone.
Look for me at the breath of the day,
When the sunlight touches morning mist,
And, the world, for one brief moment,
Is bathed in the light of mystery.

Look for me in the springtime meadow.
As you caress the newborn grass,
Close you eyes and feel my breath
In the palm of your hand.

Look for me on a warm summer's eve.
When the night wind brushes your cheek,
Feel me at your back.
Listen and you will hear me on the wind.
Smile, and know I'm thinking of you.

Look for me in the autumn's glow.
As the trees prance with the wind
And the forest leaves crunch under foot,
Hear my foot fall at your side
As you walk in the beauty of the creator's glorious affair.

Look for me in the winter's storm.
In changing shapes of wind blown snow,
Watch me run and leap for joy!
Just to be.......just to be!

Look for me in the quiet moment.
When the evening star shines through,
Like the glint in my eye,
And, the earth whispers "goodbye" to the sun.
When you least expect, turn,
Listen with your heart
And I will speak to you once more!

~ Timo ~

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"And how can the dead be truly dead, when they still live in the souls
of those who are left behind?"

~Carson McCullers in "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter."

 

 

 

Kenneth Dwaine Dodson

Kenneth Dwain Dodson, 59, of Emory, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at his home.  

Memorial service is scheduled for 4:00 PM, Thursday, July 31st, at Shady Grove Baptist Church in Emory.  Bro. David Butler officiating.  Luncheon will follow in fellowship hall. 

Kenneth was born on September 11, 1954 in Sikeston, MO to Jerry and Janice Keasler Dodson.  He married Cheryl Lynn Witherspoon in Emory and they have been married since 1996.   Kenneth worked as a self employed home builder.   

Survivors include wife: Cheryl Lynn Dodson of Emory;
Daughter: Jamie Ball of St. Augustine, FL;
Son: William Ball of Emory;
Brother and sister-in-law: Gary and Cathy Witherspoon of Springdale, WA;
Brother: Derek Dodson of Dexter, MO;
Plus 4 additional siblings;
Mother-in-law: Neelia J. Reeves of Las Cruses, NM;
Additional in-laws: Phynus and Bobbie Witherspoon of Desoto, TX;
Mother and other family members of MO;
4 Legged Companion: Buddy;
Numerous other loving family and friends.

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

Please sign the online guestbook for the family at www.wilsonorwoskyfuneralhome.com.

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Larry W. Morris

Funeral Services for Larry W. Morris, age 70 of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Chapel with Bro. Mike Fletcher officiating.  Interment will follow at Greenview Cemetery with his nephews serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Leeman Stracener and Tim Burger. 

Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., prior to the service at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

         

Mr. Morris died on Friday, July 25, 2014 at his residence after an extended illness.  He retired from Grocery Supply Company as the Transportation Manager after thrity-one years.

         

He was born on August 27, 1943, the son of Clarence William and Jesse Marsh Morris in Delta County, TX.  He and his wife, Rosemary McElvy Morris were together for thirty-seven years.  She survives.

         

Survivors included: daughter, Michelle Bond; grandchildren, Kody Bond and Jessie Bond and numerous nieces and nephews.

         

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, C.W. Morris, Herbert Morris, Joe Morris and Roger Morris; sisters, Zinna Simmons, Dink Armatage, Sybil Childers and Faye Laird.

The online register can be signed at:

www.murrayorwosky.com

 

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David Mike Martin

Funeral services for David Mike Martin, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

There will be no formal visitation.

Mr. Martin died Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital in Sulphur Springs.

The online register can be signed at:

www.murrayorwosky.com

 

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Molly Paige Blanchard

Graveside services for Molly Paige Blanchard, infant daughter of Tim and Amy Vondall Blanchard, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 9:00 a.m., Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Elm Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Molly passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Children's Medical Center in Dallas. 

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

 

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Harris D. Hass

Funeral service for Harris D.  Hass, age 83, of Alba, will be held on Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014, at 10:00 am, at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Jim Herritage will officiate.  Burial will follow at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery in Rains County. 

Visitation will be held on Monday evening, 6:00-8:00 pm at the funeral home.

Mr. Hass died Saturday , July 26, 2014, at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.

Mr. Hass was born June 14, 1931, in Emory, to Isaac Bowie and Bertie Whitehurst Hass. He married Anna Myrtle Hawk on Jan. 31, 1970, in Weatherford. Mr. Hass worked most of his life as an air-conditioning technician.

Survivors include: Step-son:  James Lee Hawk of Sugarland 5 Brothers:  Isaac Hass of Emory, Joe Dell Hass of Alba, Douglas Hass of Alba, Randy Hass of Golden, and Danny Hass of Kaufman 3 Sisters:  Nellie McKenzie of Alba, Darlene Hays of Hawkins, and Diane Wright of Alba Dear Friend:  Jean Mitchell of Winnsboro Numerous other loving family and friends

Preceded by: Parents, wife, 6 brothers, and 1 sister

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Larry Morris

Funeral services for Larry Morris, age 70 of Sulphur Springs, are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Morris passed away on Friday, July 25, 2014, at his residence.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.


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Judy Harris

Funeral Services for Judy Harris, age 67 of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Chapel with Bro. Michael Coker officiating. 

Interment will follow at Como Cemetery with Darren Harris, Billy Harris, Larry Keith, Dale Keith, Gary Don Hayes and Glenn Mattison serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

         

Mrs. Harris died on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at her residence.

         

She was born on June 20, 1947, the daughter of W.A. “Dub” and Beatrice Patton Jumper in Sulphur Springs, TX.  She married Charlie Harris on December 17, 1966 in Sulphur Springs.  He survives.

         

Other survivors include: daughters, Becky Reppond of Yantis and Jamie Ingalls of Como; son, Clint Harris of Hughes Springs, TX; brother, Davis Jumper of Como and eight grandchildren.

         

She was preceded in death by her parents and grandson, Tyhler Reppond.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral HOme.

 

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Wanda "Sue" Prather

 

Wanda "Sue" Prather, 74, of Dallas, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014.  Funeral service is scheduled for 2:00 PM, Friday, July 25, 2014, at the Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel in Emory.  Interment will follow in the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery in Emory. Bro. Billy Smith will officiate.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service from 1-2 PM, at the Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel.
  
Sue was born in Emory on December 13, 1939 to Clifton and Oma Conrad Prather.  She retired after working 34 years at South Western Bell Telephone.

Survivors include:  nieces:  Angie Sumrow of Yantis, Tammie Pearce, and husband, Bill, of Navarre, FL; and Patty Howeth, and husband, Steve, of Cameron; sister-in-law:  Jo Ann Prather of Hawkins; great-nieces and nephews:  Brandi Allen, Shelby Pearce, David Pearce, Chris Pearce,

Jessie Howeth, Nikkie Walthall and Kacey Howeth; great-great nieces and nephews:  Sydney Allen, Dade Allen, Clayton Walthall and Levi Walthall; numerous other loving family and friends

Preceded by:  parents; 1 brother:  Zane Prather in 2009

Online guestbook may be signed at www.wilsonorwoskyfuneralhome.com

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Essie Pauline Grimes

Funeral Services for Essie Grimes, age 95 of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Tapp Funeral Home with Bro. Ron Wells officiating.  Interment will follow at City Cemetery. No formal visitation will be held.

Mrs. Grimes passed away peacefully Thursday July 24, 2014, at Rock Creek Health and Rehab in Sulphur Springs.  She was born the daughter of Frank and Myrtle Gee on September 8, 1918 in Honey Grove, TX.  She married Arthur Grimes on September 28, 1935 in Vernon, TX. 

Essie loved working with flowers and owned the Rose Shop Florist in Levelland, TX before she and husband Arthur moved to Sulphur Springs, where they lived for 52 years.  She was an active member of First Baptist Church and the Standard Club.

Some of her favorite pastimes included flower designing, gardening, cooking and RV-ing with church friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 61 years; son, Glenn Grimes, eleven brothers and sisters and one granddaughter. 

She is survived by her daughter, Gail Goin of Mineola, TX; son, Jerry Grimes of Jemison, AL; grandchildren, Cari Johnson, Barry Hale, Teri Stripling, Robin Grimes, Shauna Grimes, Jynifer Miques and Jana Lavengne; thirteen great-grandchildren and three great- great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the Nursing Staff at Rock Creek Health and Rehab Center along with Legacy Hospice.

 

The online register can be signed at:

www.tappfuneral.com

 

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Margarita Ortiz

Margarita Ortiz, 42, of Sulphur Springs, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements are pending with West Oaks Funeral Home. www.westoaksfuneralhome.com

 

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Inez Jenkins

Funeral services for  Inez Jenkins, age 84, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 26, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bruce Stinson officiating.  Interment will follow at Reilly Springs Cemetery with Jeremy Jenkins, Lanny Jenkins, Kevin Jenkins, Yogi Davis, Rick Venable, Jacob Mazoch, and Jerry Crabtree  serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, July 25, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home.  

Mrs. Jenkins passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. 

Mrs. Jenkins was born on July 31, 1929 in Greenville, TX, the daughter of Isaac Emmanuel “Manuel” Driggers and Valerie Inez Franklin Driggers.  She married R. D. “Billy” Jenkins on February 26, 1953 in Hope, AR.  He preceded her in death.  Mrs. Jenkins was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church. 

Mrs. Jenkins is survived by three sons, Dan Jenkins of Sulphur Springs, Manuel Jenkins and wife Angie of Sulphur Springs and Ron Jenkins and wife Janet of Pittsburg, PA, sister, Evelyn Page of San Diego, CA, grandchildren, Jeremy Jenkins of Rockwall, Jala Jenkins and Joshua Jenkins both of Sulphur Springs, Paul Jenkins, Chris Jenkins and Michael Jenkins all of Pittsburg, PA.  

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

 

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Cynthia Perry

Cynthia Kajuana Clayton Perry was born in Sulphur Springs, TX on February 21, 1955 to the parentage of Elgie and Cassie Clayton Sr.

She entered into eternal rest on July 19, 2014, at her residence surrounded by her family.

She accepted Christ at an early age and was a faithful member of the St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church.

She married Charles F. Perry on July 23, 1971. To this union three children were born.

She attended Sulphur Springs High School. She was employed by H.D. Lee, Southern Optical, and Morning Star.

Her love and devotion has been felt by her husband, children, grandchildren, family, friends, co-workers, and so many others that may have only known her for a short time. She was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, sister, confidant, and friend.

She leaves to cherish her love and precious memories: her loving husband of 42 years, Charles F. Perry; daughter, Ericka Perry, sons, Christopher (Gwen) Perry, Damion (Catisha) Perry; sisters, Teresa (Alton) Nelson, Donna Washington, Cassie (Billy) Edwards; brothers, Paul Clayton, Jerry Clayton, Elgie (Bonnie) Clayton Jr., Vernon Clayton; five grandchildren, Jaylon, Tradarion, Aleya, Donovan, MaKenzie; uncle and aunts, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elgie and Cassie Clayton, Sr.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 25, 2014 at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church. Interment will follow at St. Luke Cemetery.

There will be no formal visitation.

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

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Billy Crow

Funeral Services for Billy Glenn Crow, age 72 of Como, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Cross Spur Cowboy Church with Bro. Mike Eason and Lt. Shawn Kirkbride officiating.

A military graveside service will follow at the Evergreen Cemetery in Paris under the direction of the Hopkins County Military Coalition.  Serving as pallbearers are Andy Albritton, Thomas Albritton, Ryan Miller, Wesley Miller, Steven Savage and Shon Potter.  Honorary pallbearers are Benney Matthews, Bob Short, Michael Hrbal, Frank Prock, Alan Mayo, Ronald “Squirrel” Willis, the TDC Night Shift, Nurse Jenna and the HCMH ICU Nurses.  

Visitation will be from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Crow died on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.  He retired after 20 years of service in the United States Army.  He then worked in Law Enforcement for 20 years. He retired from Hopkins County Sheriff’s Department as Chief Deputy and then worked for Texas Department of Criminal Justice in Winnsboro as a Correctional Officer where he retired twice and went back and was currently working.

He was born on April 27, 1942, the son of William Lee and Eva Lou Henderson Crow in Hopkins County, TX.  He married Elizabeth Anne Denney on January 21, 1985 in Hopkins County, TX.  She survives.

Other survivors included: daughters, Shelia Jenkins and husband, Leroy of Sulphur Springs, Tracy Potter and husband, Shon of Rowlett, Kati Willhoit and husband, Richard of Chico, Tamera Crow of Baldknob, AR; son, Billy Crow and wife, Brittney of Erwin, TN; sisters, Sue Gravette of Como and Brenda Maxfield of Fruitvale; grandchildren, Andrew Albritton, Sarah Albritton, Thomas Albritton, Ryan Miller, Wesley Miller, Montonna Kearney, Steven Savage, Chris Crow, Brayden Crow, Amanda Hooks, Chris Hooks, Katlyn Willhoit and Nicole Savage; great-grandchildren, Colby, Skylynn, Harly, Serenity, Jacelynn, Stantyn, R.J., Levi, Savannah Grace and Savannah.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, James Crow.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Robert Collins

Robert Wendell Collins, 89, of Klondike passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014.

Robert was born in Greenfield, IN, on July 20, 1925, to Mary Lavaughn Williams Collins and Harvey Everett Collins.

Robert proudly served his country as a Sargeant in the United States Air Force during WW II. He was married to Janie (Helen J.) Stell Collins.

For many years, Robert was a Bulding Engineer and he was a Pastor at Central Baptist Church in Euless, TX. He was an avid hunter and fisherman; and, he really enjoyed farming.

Survivors include his wife; his sons: Robert N. Collins of Jefferson and Daniel E. Collins of Talco; his daughters: Nancy Goad of Jefferson and Mary Carter of Jefferson; and,his four children that he raised as his own: Bucky Langston of Ft.Worth, Andrea Hurley of Cooper, Misty Frazier of Quitman and Nicole Miller of Commerce. Robert is also survived by sixteen grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren and ten great great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Connie; and, his son, Tim.

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 25, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home in Commerce.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. at Cross Trails Cowboy Church in Fairlie.

In lieu of usual remembrances, the family asks that a memorial donation be made to the family.

Arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home of Commerce.

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David Neal Risley

Private Services will be held for David Neal Risley, age 74, of Yantis, who died on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Mother Frances Hospital in Winnsboro.

 

He was born on April 3, 1940 to Herbert Lawrence and Ruth McNary Risley in Dennison, Ohio. He married Sandra Rose on February 22, 1996 in Fayetteville, AR.  She survives. David served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was a retired Service Manager with George’s Gas.

Other survivors include: sons, Caleb Risley of Yantis, Tim Risley of Winnsboro, Benjamin Risley of Fayetteville, AR, Tracy Risley of West Fork AR, Robert Wess of Oklahoma City, OK and Timothy (T.J.) Capwell of Lincoln, AR; daughters, Elaine Yeager of Ohio and Tylinda Milstead of Fayetteville, AR and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, several brothers and sisters.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Nancy Harrison

Funeral service for Nancy Burella Harrison, 93, of Seattle, Washington, formerly of Sulphur Springs, East Caney Community, will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, July 24, 2014 at East Caney Baptist Church.

Interment will follow at East Caney Cemetery.

There will be no formal visitation. Mrs. Harrison passed away on July 14, 2014 at Washington Care Center in Seattle Washington. She was born on March 9, 1921, the daughter of Willie Williams and Inez Askew Williams. She received her formal education in the East Caney community. She married Esther Carl Harrison in 1939 in the East Caney community. He preceded her in death on October 30, 1966. She was employed by Dr. Sam and Mrs. Sammie Swindell where she worked for over twenty years as a domestic engineer. Nancy was a member of the East Caney Baptist Church.

She is survived by daughters, Melba Voncel Elliott and Carolyn Needra Lowe of Seattle Washington, grandchildren, Daronda C. Lowe, Mesha N. Campbell, and Makeba Winstead, four great grandchildren, sisters, Jimmie Harrison and Reba Mae Jones, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Nancy was preceded in death by sister, Oliver Willena Odom and brother, Ruben Williams.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Tony Highfield

 

Memorial service for Tony Maurice Highfield, 65, of Ft. Worth, formerly of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, July 24, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Pete Adrian officiating.

There will be no formal visitation.

Tony passed away Monday, July 21st, at Harris Methodist hospital in Fort Worth, Texas.

He was born July 11, 1949 in Sulphur Springs, Texas to Elwood and Merle Highfield. He graduated from Sulphur Springs High School in 1969 and Texas A&M University in 1971. He was a Certified Real Estate Appraiser in Fort Worth for many years.

In addition to his mother Merle, he is survived by his wife Marcia, his son Wesley Highfield, his wife Linda, and their children Jacob and Caitlin of Pearland, Texas; daughter Haley Holliday, her husband Seth, and their son Holden of Las Vegas, Nevada; and niece Amy Highfield of Sulphur Springs, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his father and younger brothers David and Steve.

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

 

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Jaylee Sue Cooey

Graveside services for Jaylee Sue “Jelly Bean” Cooey, infant daughter of Ryan and Emma Edge Cooey, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Pleasant Grove North Cemetery with Dr. David Bowman officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Kolby Clayton and Clayton Hale.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Jaylee passed away on July 20, 2014.

She was born on July 7, 2014 at the Medical Center of Plano.

She is survived by her parents, Ryan and Emma, grandparents, Bryan and Shanna Cooey, Sam Edge, Marla Bowman Sanders, all of Sulphur Springs, great-grandparents, Eddie Jo Edge, John and Patsy Bowman, Tommy Gulledge, all of Sulphur Springs, Bobbie Litton of Cumby, uncle, Nolan Cooey, and aunt, Morgan Edge, both of Sulphur Springs.

She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Archie Cooey, Carolyn Sue Gulledge, and Daniel Edge.

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

 

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Robert Callanan

Robert Callanan, 65, of Celeste passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014, in South Carolina.

Robert was born in Newark, New Jersey, on October 29, 1948, to Joyce R. Helwig and Ronald G. Callanan. He was married to Shelley Banks Callanan.

He was a member of the Miller Masonic Lodge #224 of Celeste. Robert loved cooking, traveling and his animals.

Survivors include his wife, Shelley; his son, John T. Callanan of Celeste; his daughter, Patricia Auten of Arlington; his grandchildren, Brett and Brandi; his five great-grandchildren; his brother, Richard Callanan and his wife Leslie of New Jersey; his nephews; and, his mother-in-law and father-in-law whom he considered his second mom and dad, Frances and Kenneth Caplinger of Celeste. He is also survived by his four-legged friend, "Shooters" the cat, who traveled everywhere with him.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Joyce; his brother, Brian; and, his baby grandson, Luke.

In lieu of usual remembrances, the family asks that donations be made to the Celeste Volunteer Fire Dept. P.O. Box 145, Celeste, TX 75423.

A private family gathering will take place on Saturday, July 26, 2014.  

Arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home of Commerce.

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Shirley Fouse

Funeral Services for Shirley Fouse, age 72 of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at Trinity Harvest Church of God with Rev. Ray Evers officiating. 

Interment will follow at Posey Cemetery with Wayne Fountain, D.D. Berry, Landon George, Jeremy Chester, Preston O’Neal, Joey Crump, Jonathan George and Jason Roberts serving as pallbearers.

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

Mrs. Fouse died on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at her residence.  She was a retired nurse.  She was a member of the Trinity Harvest Church of God.

         

She was born on November 29, 1941, the daughter of Johnsie L. and Nezzie Westbrook George in Sulphur Springs, TX.  She married H.C. Fouse on January 22, 1959 in Oklahoma.  He survives.

         

Other survivors include: daughters, Jean Ann Fouse of Sulphur Springs, Karen Huskey of Judsonia, AR and Amanda Fountain of Sulphur Springs; sons, William Fouse of Arlington and David Fouse of Beeville; sisters, Flora Hicks of Sulphur Springs and Rosa Lewis of Austin; brother, Bobby George of Brinker; grandchildren, Amber Cook and Billy Husky, Jr.; great-grandchildren, Payton Huskey, Christian Huskey, Christopher Hernandez, Julio Hernandez, Kylie Cook, Jackson Pace, Desarae Fountain, Cameron Fouse, Jorden Pegg, Preston O’Neal, Savanna Wilson and Angie O’Neal.

         

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and one brother.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Mildred Howk

Graveside Services for Mildred Howk, age 89, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at Pleasant Grove North Cemetery with Adam Mayfield officiating. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

         

Mrs. Howk died on Monday, July 21, 2014, at Carriage House Manor in Sulphur Springs, TX.  She was a homemaker.  She was a member of the League Street Church of Christ.

         

She was born on November 16, 1924, the daughter of Cyrus and Frances McCall Brown.  She married Carvil Howk on November 28, 1943 in Searcy, AR.  He preceded her in death in 1996.

         

Survivors included: sons, Carl Howk and wife, Janice of Bryan, TX and David Howk of Sulphur Springs; daughters, Patsy Brown and husband, Ken, Mary Denny and husband, Ron and Teresa Pennington and husband, Frank all of Sulphur Springs; sister, Mary Wicker of West Memphis, AR; grandchildren, Kristi Nordin, Kelly Patterson, Karen Scott, Abbygale Vaughn, Lana Hall, Tammy Pickett, Rita Hearn, Ricky and Brian Wyly and Rebecca Howk and twenty great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by parents, three brothers, John Brown, Frank Brown and Gene Brown and one granddaughter, Nancy Howk.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Larry Gene Yearwood

Larry Gene Yearwood, 61, of Greenville, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014 at his home.  

Funeral service is scheduled for 2:00 PM, Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at the Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel in Emory.  Bro. Kenneth Ballard will officiate. 

Interment will follow in the Forbis Cemetery in Emory. 

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service, from 1-2 PM, at the funeral home chapel.

 
Larry was born in Pampa, Texas on December 15, 1952 to Velma Jean Yearwood.   He worked at L3 in Greenville for many years. 


Survived by his son:  Kevin Jon Yearwood of Greenville; and daughter:  Kimberly Dawn Yearwood of McKinney; sister:  Brenda O'Dell of Pampa; 2 aunts:  Dorothy Yearwood of Pampa, and JerryLee Yearwood of Riverside, CA; best friend:  Brenda Heath of Greenville; friend:  Jesse Heath of Greenville; work friend:  Pat Porch of Sulphur Springs; faithful little companions:  Oscar and Izzy; and numerous other loving family and friends.


Preceded by:  mother; grandparents:  Elmer and Bertha Yearwood; 1 brother:  Billy Bush; aunt and uncle:  Leona and Jessie Smart.

Arrangements are with Wison-Orwosky Funeral Home in Emory.

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Mary Dooley

Funeral services for Mary E. Dooley, age 84, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Spence Chapel First Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Bryant and Bro. Tommy Johnston officiating.  Interment will be at 3:00 p.m. at Restland  Cemetery in Dallas with Chuck Copeland, Chad Copeland, Chris Chastain, Max Chastain, Scott Maliska and Mike Mitchell serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be The Gene White Sunday School Class. 

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Monday, July 21, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Mrs. Dooley passed away Friday, July 18, 2014 at Rock Creek Health and Rehabilitation. 

She was born on December 11, 1929 in Dallas, TX the daughter of John R. Smith and Lucille Thedford Smith. She married John Dooley, June 24, 1950 in Dallas, he survives.  Mrs. Dooley was an Architectural Secretary.  She was a member of First Baptist Church, Sulphur Springs.

In addition to her husband, Mrs Dooley is survived by her daughters, Susan Copeland and husband Chuck of Corsicana, and Sandy Jones of Corsicana, grandchildren, Chad Copeland, (Kasey) of Mesquite, Reagan Chastain (Chris) of Rockwall, Alyssa Maliska (Scott) of Waxahachie, great-grandchildren, Max, Macie, and Mia Chastain, Kylan and Bradyn Maliska, niece, Mary Jane Sinsel, and sister in law, Elaine Johnson of Lakewood, CO. 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

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

 

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Will Williamson

Francis Exum (Will) Williamson went home to be with our Lord on Thursday, July 17, 2014, at the age of 93.  He was a barber and at the age of 88, after cutting hair for over 60 years, he retired.   He served in the U.S. Army in World War II as a Paratrooper that jumped on D-Day and was a POW for 7 months.  He was also a Mason.

 

He was born on November 7, 1920, the son of Radford Turner and Hattie Ruth McFadden Williamson.  He married Eva Lee Vickers, the love of his life, on January 24, 1942 in Dike, TX.  She preceded him in death in 2006.

 

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at the First Baptist Church of Richardson with Pastor Ellis Orozco and Rev. Gerald Ware officiating with Charles Hayes, Garry Hall, Gary Williamson, Gerald Garner, C.J. Davis, Billy Williamson, Glynn Williamson, Joe Bob Burgin and R.C. Burgin serving as pallbearers.  Military graveside service and interment will be in the Restlawn Memorial Park on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 21, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

         

Survivors include: daughters, Carolyn Hayes of Plano, Janet Vickers and husband, Larry of Como and Debra Williamson of Richardson; son, Benny Williamson and wife, Cathy of Lewisville; brothers, Billy Williamson of Clarksville and Glynn Williamson of Ashdown, AR; grandson, Charles Hayes and wife, Cindy and one great-granddaughter, Cate Hayes. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.

 

Memorials can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or First Baptist Church of Richardson, 1001 North Central Expressway, Richardson, TX 75080.

Arrangements are are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Ona "Elizabeth" Rogers-Rose

 

Ona "Elizabeth" Rogers-Rose, 98, of Greenville, went to be with her Lord, early in the morning on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Legend Healthcare and Rehabilitation of Greenville. 

Funeral service will be held at the First Baptist Church of Point on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 2:00 PM, with Bro. Jay Sikes officiating.  Interment will follow in the East Mount Cemetery in Greenville. 

Visitation will be held Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the First Baptist Church of Point, from 6-8 PM. 

Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home of Emory is in charge of arrangements.

Elizabeth was born on July 26, 1915 in Princeton to Amos Taylor and Georgia Ann Lawhorn-Rogers.  She married Herschall C. Rose in Greenville.  

Elizabeth raised 5 children and worked with her husband in their family furniture store.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Point.

Survived by:  daughter:  Ona Beth Floyd, and husband John, of Greenville;
sons:  Herschall C. Rose, Jr., and wife, Lolene, of Visalia, CA; and Robert M. Rose, and wife, Lynda, of Point;
grandchildren:  26
great-grandchildren:  33
great-great-grandchildren:  9
numerous other loving family and friends

Preceded by:  parents; 1st husband:  Loyd T. Carden; 2nd husband:  Herschall C. Rose; 1 son:  Loyd T. Carden, Jr.; 1 daughter:  Peggy Jo Carden Welch; 5 brothers; and 5 sisters

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the "Prayer Garden" at First Baptist Church Point, P. O. Box 117, Point, TX 75472.

Online guestbook may be signed at www.wilsonorwoskyfuneralhome.com
 

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Homer Thomas "Buddy" Dymke, Jr.

 

Homer Thomas "Buddy" Dymke, Jr., 83, of Emory, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Winnsboro Trinity Mother Frances Hospital.

Buddy was born on November 20, 1930 in Rockdale, TX to Homer Thomas and Clara Mae Rice Dymke. He later married Betty Jane Williams in Galveston on July 23, 1949. He was an oilfield worker and retired after many years of hard work at several different oil companies.

Buddy is survived by wife: Betty Jane Dymke of Emory; sons: Tommy Dymke, and wife, Beverly, of Flower Mound, and Ricky Dymke, and wife, Cookie, of Sachse; daughters: Diana Fearn, and husband, Joe, of Kermit, and Candy Dieterich of Albuquerque, NM; sister: LaJuan Farrell; brothers: Joe Dymke and Jim Dymke; grandchildren: Melanie Diglio, Evan Dieterich, Sean Dieterich, and RJ Dymke; great-grandchildren: Delilah Dieterich, Harleigh Dieterich, Daylene Romero, and Adrian Garcia and numerous other loving family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

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

Future memorial service pending with family.

Online guestbook may be signed at www.wilsonorwoskyfuneralhome.com

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Nancy Allayne McGann

A graveside service for Nancy Allayne McGann, formerly of Cumby, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 21, 2014 at Cumby Cemetery with interment to follow.

Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m., Monday, July 21, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mrs. McGann died Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in McMinnzille, Oregon.

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

The online register can be signed at:

www.murrayorwosky.com

 

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Elston Petty

Funeral Services for Elston Petty, age 58 of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 18, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Chapel with Rev. Joel Tiemeyer officiating.  Interment will follow at Greenview Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. (noon) to 2:00 p.m., prior to the service at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

         

Elston Petty died on Monday, July 14, 2014 at Rock Creek Health and Rehab.

         

He was born on April 26, 1956, the son of Gilbert Erwood and Oleta Marie Stracener Petty in Hopkins County, TX.

         

Survivors included: wife, Sylvia Petty of Yantis; son, Jarred Hooker of Salt Lake City, Utah; daughter, Amy Henderson of Winnsboro; four grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

         

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

The online register can be signed at:

www.murrayorwosky.com

 

 

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Robert O. Ferguson

Robert O. Ferguson, age 91, of Arlington, passed away Sunday, July 13, 2014.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Moore Funeral Home South Chapel, 1219 N. Davis Drive, in Arlington. Graveside service will be at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Miller Grove Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Tuesday, July 15, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Moore Funeral Home.

Mr. Ferguson is preceded in death by his mother, Lovell Mayes Ferguson of Miller Grove; stepmother, Lera M. Ferguson of Miller Grove; father, Clyde C. Ferguson of Miller Grove; and sisters, Dorothy Nell Milner and Valley McElvy of Cumby. 

Mr. Ferguson is survived by his wife, LaNita C. Ferguson of Arlington; daughter, Anna Ferguson of Arlington; three sisters, Mary Lou Akin of Miller Grove, Ruby Long of Fort Worth, and Bonnie Callan of Mesquite; and one brother, Johnny Ferguson of Miller Grove. 

Memorials are suggested in memory of Mr. Ferguson to the Miller Grove Cemetery, c/o Johnny Ferguson, 8320 FM 2653 South, Cumby, Texas 75433 or to the Community Hospice of Texas at www.chot.org.

 

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Doris Williams

 

Funeral Services for Doris Williams, age 91, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Central Baptist Church with Rev. Bruce Stinson and Rev. Don Baier officiating with Rev. Kenneth Rhoades, Scott Tubb, Mark Page, Irwin Schwartz, Brad Taylor, Harvey Fails, Rev. Don Tinsley and Rick Dodd serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers are the Staff of Carriage House Manor.  

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

         

Mrs. Williams died on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Carriage House Manor in Sulphur Springs, TX. 

She was a retired Sulphur Springs ISD Cafeteria employee.     She was born on August 22, 1922, the daughter of Albert and Mary Lou Enix Glenn.  She married Bob Williams on March 17, 1945 in Hopkins County, Texas.  He preceded her in death in 1974.

         

Survivors included: daughters, Peggy Causey and husband, Ron of Flint, Wanda Crabtree and husband, Jerry of Sulphur Springs, Anita Stapleton and husband, Johnny of Sulphur Springs; brother, Bob Glenn of New Caney, sister-in-law, Phyllis Glenn of Sargent; grandchildren, Sherri Dike and husband Harold, Angie Jenkins and husband, Manuel, Scott Rushing and wife, Penny, Sam “T.J.” Hoekema and wife, Jessica and Wendi Armstrong and husband, Wes; great-grandchildren, Tisa Sudduth, Amber Cavasoz, Jesse Dike, Jacob Mazoch, Kaylie Dike, Josh Jenkins, Colten Armstrong, Emily Armstrong, Marie Guerra and Jasmine Guerra and six great-great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Faye Glenn; five brothers, Earnest, Elbert, Delbert, Travis and Billy Joe Glenn.

Memorials may be made to the Central Baptist Church Youth Group.

The online register can be signed at:

www.murrayorwosky.com

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Nell Click

Memorial service for Nell C. Click, of Bozeman, MT, formerly of Emory, is scheduled for 11:00 AM, Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel in Emory.  Interment will follow in the Emory City Cemetery. 

Nell passed away, peacefully, in her home, on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 11, 2014 at the young age of 93.  

Nell was born on July 30, 1920 in Marlin, Texas to Henry and Fannie Johnson Cobb.  She married the love of her life, Horace F. Click, in Dallas, on October 11, 1947.  They lived in Dallas for many years before moving to "The Farm" as they called it, in Emory.  Nell moved to Bozeman. MT, in 2010.  After losing her husband, to cancer in 1989, Nell, enrolled herself in college at the age of 69, at East Texas State University, and acquired her degree in Psychology, at the age of 75.  Mrs. Click was a member of The Order of the Eastern Star for 67 years.  She was a proud member of the United Methodist Church for over 50 years.  She served her church community as a pianist/organist for 18 years.  After moving to Bozeman, Nell joined the congregation of Bozeman United Methodist Church. 

Survived by:  grandsons:  Kevin Click, and wife, Dianne; Drew Click; Koby Click, and wife, Brook; great-granddaughters:  Hannah Click and Sarah Click; and former daughter-in-law:  Mary Ellen Vidar, all of Bozeman, MT.  Numerous other loving family and friends.

Preceded by:  her parents; husband in 1989; and son:  Richard Andrew Click in 2007.

Online guestbook may be signed for the family at www.wilsonorwoskyfuneralhome.com

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Ruth E. Dormier

Graveside Funeral for Ruth E. Dormier, age 90 of Granbury will be held at 3:00 pm, Monday, July 14, 2014 at the Sulphur Springs City Cemetery with Rev. Fred Lewis officiating. No formal visitation.
  

Ruth Ellen Dormier died on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Granbury. She was born in Megargel, TX the daughter of Joe and Lucy Brown Bruner. She married Sterling Dormier on August 15, 1941. He preceded her in death in 1995. She was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs.
   

Survivors include: daughters, Brenda Matthews of Grand Prairie and Debbie Steven of Lindale; six grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.
  

She was preceded in death by parents, husband and daughter, Traci Jo Bautista.

Arrangement are under the direction of Tapp Funeral Home.

The online register can be signed at:
www.tappfuneral.com

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Gena Caruthers

Gena Dell Caruthers , the daughter of James Charlton Tapp and Nona Dell Bridges was born August 28, 1933 in Sulphur Springs, TX. 

She passed away on Friday, July 11 at The Hamptons Senior Living Community in Tyler.

Gena Tapp received her Cradle Roll Certificate as a member of the First Baptist Church Sunday School on August 30, 1933, where she was a church member until her passing.  She graduated from Sulphur Springs High School in 1950 and attended TCU where she was a cheerleader and worked as a model for Neiman Marcus Department store.  TCU met SMU and on July 15, 1953 she married John Morris Caruthers in the home of her parents at 330 North Davis in Sulphur Springs.

Ms. Caruthers is survived by four children who live in Texas: Johnny Caruthers of Tyler, Kim Gray of Georgetown, Amy Russo of Flint, and Jim Caruthers of Tyler.  She is also survived by eleven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.  “Memaw” is affectionately remembered by her grandchildren for always keeping track of their birthdays and sending cards to them on their special day.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 17 from 5:00 – 8:00 at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

The funeral service will be held on Friday, July 18 at West Oaks at 1:30 p.m.

Memorials can be made to Hospice of East Texas, Tyler or the American Cancer Society.  Ms Caruthers was a breast cancer survivor and was passionate about helping other women diagnosed with breast cancer and supporting the cause for finding a cure.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home. www.westoaksfuneralhome.com

 

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Frank Adams

Frank Adams, age 80, of Pickton, Texas, passed on July 11, 2014, after a brief stay at Rock Creek Health and Rehab.

 

He was born on February 5, 1934 to James (Hobb) Adams and Lucinda (Hurt) Adams in Amity, Arkansas. He married Helen Clanin on July 24, 1953 in Bluffton, Indiana. They were married almost 61 years. Helen survives. Frank was in the dairy business for many years, he was part-owner of A & I Dairy Supply in Sulphur Springs, worked briefly as an Insurance Adjuster, and an employee of Mix-Mill in Bluffton, Indiana.

Surviving family members include his sons, Jeff Adams, James Adams and Brian Adams all of Pickton; daughters, Peggy Brown and husband, Charlie of Winnsboro and Penny Steele of Pickton. He has three surviving siblings, Sam Adams of Wellington, TX, Betty McNeil and Verna Sue Anderson of Amity, AR; grandchildren include Josh Brown, Holly Brown, Sarah Johnson, Dakota Johnson, Brandt Steele and Bryce Steele; and two great-grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Raymond Adams, Fletcher Adams, Herman Adams and sister, Pearl Page.

 

Private services were held. Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Funeral arrangements for Frank Adams of Pickton are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

         

The online register can be signed at:

www.murrayorwosky.com

 

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James McKeever

Funeral services for James Travis McKeever, age 82, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 13, 2014 at Union Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Boyt officiating.  Military graveside honors by the Hopkins County Military Coalition  will follow at Union Cemetery with Arvis Tanton, Dwayne Attaway, Tyrel McKeever, Warren Attaway, Donny Attaway, Gary Attaway, Jacob McKeever and John Campbell serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearer will be Lane Caffman.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, July 12, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Mr. McKeever passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Trinity Mother Frances in Winnsboro. 

Mr. McKeever was born on November 21, 1931 in Hopkins County the son of E. R. and Cornelia (Horton) McKeever.  He married Ida Janette Attaway on March 28, 1953 in Yantis, TX.  She survives.  Mr. McKeever was a civil servant for the postal service for over 30 years and retired as the Postmaster in Yantis in April 1991.    He served in the United States Air force as a Staff Sergeant during the Korean conflict and a  member of the VFW.  He was a member and a Deacon at Union Baptist Church. 

In addition to his wife he is survived by sons, James Robert McKeever and wife Deborah of Cleburne, TX, David Charles McKeever of Sulphur Springs, sister, Marjorie Lee Ward and husband Kenneth of Sulphur Springs, grandchildren, Tyrell McKeever, Amber Henegar, Audra Clark, Jacob McKeever, Joshua Coffman and Amanda Trammell, 15 great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Dalton Leigh McKeever. 

Memorials may be made to the Union Cemetery, 200 Lou Street, Sulphur Springs, TX   75482. 

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

 

 

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Doris Hamilton Williams

 

Graveside Funeral Service for Doris Hamilton Williams, age 90,  of Dallas will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, July 11, 2104 at Restlawn Memorial Park with Bro. B.J. Teer officiating.

Visitation will be two (2) hours before the service at Tapp Funeral Home.

Doris Hamilton Williams died on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at Christian Care Center in Mesquite.

She was born in Sulphur Springs on March 31, 1924 the daughter of John and Willie Blake Hamilton.  She was a Nurse and a member of the  First Christian Church.

Survivors include: sons, Maury Michael Williams of Dallas, John M Williams of   Palmer and Mark Williams of Balch Springs; daughter, Judy K. McCracken of Mesquite; fourteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren

She was preceded in death by parents and sister, Hazel Hettich, Sybil Bowen and Mary Frances Stark.

Arrangements are under the direction of Tapp Funeral Home

The online register can be signed at:
www.tappfuneral.com

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Denise Kay Cox Pazniokas

Graveside Services for Denise Kay Cox Pazniokas, age 59, of Richardson, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Restlawn Memorial Park with Dr. Clint Davis officiating.

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, July 11, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mrs. Pazniokas died on Monday, July 7, 2014, at her residence.  She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

         

She was born on April 26, 1955, the daughter of Curtis C. and Ernestine Miller Cox.  She married James “Jim” Pazniokas on June 21, 1986 in Dallas, TX.  He survives.

         

Other survivors included: mother, Ernestine Cox of Mt. Pleasant; sister, Loye Ann Olker of Petaluma, CA and Linda Cannaday of Mt. Pleasant.

She was preceded in death by her father and one sister, Roxie B. Smith.

Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society or the First Baptist Church Mt. Pleasant Building Fund.

The online register can be signed at:

www.murrayorwosky.com

 

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Gary Lynn Peters

Gary Lynn Peters, 69, of Bentonville, AR, went home to be with the Lord July 6, 2014 at The Circle of Life Hospice in Bentonville, AR., after a brief Illness. 

He was born on February 4, 1945 in Wichita Falls, TX, to Stanley and Emily Peters.  

He was preceded in death by his parents Stanley and Emily Peters, and Ruby Peters, and a sister Karen Henry. 

Survivors include two sons, Rex Peters of Bentonville, AR, and Ryan Peters of Gladstone, MO, and a sister Pam Wilson of Loudon, TN., three grandchildren, two nephews, and two nieces, and mother of his two sons. 

Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 9, 2014, followed by services at 1:00 p.m., at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Jordan and Rev. Rob Matney officiating.  Interment will follow at Mahoney Cemetery in Mahoney, TX. 

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A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., July 12, 2014 at Western Hills Baptist Church, 1101 SW 2nd St., Bentonville, AR. 

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Gary Peters Memorial Fund to the Bentonville Youth Baseball, P. O. Box 94, Bentonville, AR   72712. 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

www.westoaksfuneralhome.com

 

 

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Dorothy Cave

Funeral services for Dorothy Dean Wright Cave, 89, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Charles Groce of the Church of God International officiating.  Interment  will follow at Yantis Cemetery  with Zachary Wright, B.J. Wright, James Davis, Shannon Beech, Christopher Blackwell, and Danny Wallace serving as  pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer will be Jim (B.J.) Bayuk.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, July 7, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home. Mrs. Cave passed away on Thursday,  July 3, 2014 at her residence.

She was born on  February 8, 1925 in Wichita Falls, TX, the daughter of Vernon Hollie and Eva Mae Ward Wright.  She married Virgil Mac Cave on January 7, 1947 at Wellington, TX. They worked together at Southwestern Explosives for over 22 years and enjoyed their retirement together until his death on January 3, 1995. Dorothy Dean Wright Cave lived her life with dignity and grace, and will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Mrs. Cave is survived by her nieces; Linda (J.D.) Prosise of Kempner, Debra Wright of Chicago, Mary Smith of Hickman, CA, Sherry Little of Odessa, Norma (Bill) Beech and Diane (Bobby) Blackwell of Quitman, nephews; Bobby Wright of Miller Grove, James (Debbie) Davis of Jefferson, Hugh Dwayne (Carol) Smith of Gilroy, CA,  Michael (Maryhelen) Smith of Modesto, CA, Gary (Donna) Davis of Killeen, Henry Davis of Longview, Bobby Cave and Larry Cave of Odessa, Danny Wallace of Midland, and Kyle Cave of Garland, cousins; Fred (Roberta) McCauley, Danny (Janie) McCauley of Sulphur Springs, Billy Paul Wright, Marcel Stroud, Kenneth (Marjorie) Ward, Jack Ward, and many great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers, Hollie "Sonny" Wright, Vernon Parnell Wright, sisters, Naomi Rose Smith, and Norma Jean Davis.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks  Funeral Home.

www.westoaksfuneralhome.com

 

 

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Donald Tiegiser

A Memorial Service for Don Tiegiser, age 64 of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Rev. Pete Adrian officiating. Interment will be in the Dallas National Cemetery, Dallas, Texas.

Mr. Tiegiser died on Sunday, July 6, 2014 at his residence. 

He served in the Vietnam War while he was in the U.S. Navy.  He was retired salesman and owner of commercial and residential properties.  He was of the Methodist faith.

        

He was born on March 28, 1950 the son of Donald Edward and Noreen Hecker Tiegiser in Cleveland, Ohio.  He married Taffy Seawright on July 2, 1983 in Monroe, Louisiana.  She survives. 

         

Other Survivors include: sons, Donald Paul “Ty” Tiegiser, II of Denton and Nathan Christen Tiegiser of Sulphur Springs; daughter, Chelsey Jaé-Loreen Morgan of Sugarland and close friend, Elizabeth Sanders.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Jessie Tiegiser.

Arrangements are under the direction of Murray Orwosky Funeral Home.

The online register can be signed at:

www.murrayorwosky.com

 

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James F. Keadle

Funeral Services for James F. Keadle, age 73 of Cumby, willbe held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 7, 2014 at Cross Country Cowboy Church with Rev. Stephen Leech officiating.  Military and Masonic graveside service and interment will follow at Long Cemetery with Robert Cash, Bryan Steward, Billy Scroggins, Jason Lowwill and Michael Elkins serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Fred Mosely, Karl Clauss and William Goode.  

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Sunday, July 6, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

         

Mr. Keadle died on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler.

         

He was born on June 19, 1941, the son of Wylie Eugene, Sr. and Nora Mae Hesser Keadle in Hallsville, TX.  He served in the U.S. Army National Guard and was a member of the Hopkins Masonic Lodge #180 in Cumby.

He married Doris Ann Wilson on February 4, 1966 in Garland, Texas.  She preceded him in death in 2014. 

         

Survivors included: daughter, Donna Cozzens and husband, Jordan of Cumby; sister, Lauratta Hines of Marshall, Mary Gordon of Georgia; brothers, Leeroy Keadle of Georgia, Charles Keadle of Longview and Bill Keadle; numerous nieces and nephews.

         

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

         

Memorials may be sent to the Hopkins Masonic Lodge #180, P.O. Box 233, Cumby, Texas 75433.

The online register can be signed at:

www.murrayorwosky.com

 

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Tommie Lynn Clem

Funeral service for Tommie Lynn Clem, age 71, of Cumby will be held at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Interment will follow at Greenview Cemetery with Colby Dillon Clem, Trenton Clem, Ty Holland, Toby Holland, Tyler Clem, Tanner Clem, Jimmy White and Ricky Steele serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer, “Fishman”.  

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Monday, July 7, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

         

Mr. Clem died on Friday, July 4, 2014 at his residence.

         

He was born on December 11, 1942, the son of Tommy and Vera Stubbs Clem in Dallas, TX.  He was a retired construction worker and dairyman. He married Peggy Sue Briggs on June 24, 1961 in Point, Texas.  She survives.

         

Other survivors include: sons, Tim Clem and wife, Melanie of Miller Grove, Tracy Clem and wife, Jennifer of Miller Grove; brother, Lynn Vawter of California; grandchildren, Tanya Clem, Jessica Clem, Cody Clem, Cheyenne Clem, Crystal Clem, Christina Clem, Dakota Clem, Colby Dillon Clem, Heather Clem, Trenton Clem, Ty Holland, Toby Holland, Tyler Clem, Tanner Clem, Katie Armstrong and Kobe Martin and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sons, Tommy Clem, Jr. and Tony Clem.

         

Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.

The online register can be signed at:

www.murrayorwosky.com

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Terry Van Northcutt

Terry Van Northcutt, 56, of Point, passed away Thursday morning at his residence. 

Funeral service is scheduled for Sunday, July 6, 2014, 2:00 PM, at Smyrna Union Church in Emory with Bro. Montie Parker officiating.  Interment will follow at Smyrna Cemetery.  

Visitation will be Saturday evening, 6-8 PM, at the Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel in Emory. 

Terry was born on July 6, 1957, in Dallas, to Oren Van and Betty Joyce Ballard Northcutt.  He worked many years as a machinist at Dal-Air Castings in Point. 

Survived by:  Daughter:  Jessica Hauk of Tulsa, OK Mother:  Betty Northcutt of Point Father:  Oren Northcutt, and wife, Linda, of Emory Brother:  Ron Northcutt of Caddo Mills Sister:  Judy Lance, and husband, Tom, of Point Step-brother:  Jay Manning, and wife, Amy, of Greenville Step-sister:  Dawn Priebe, and husband, Brett, of Sache Grandchildren:  Kayleb and Lexie Hauk Numerous other loving family and friends.

Online guestbook may be signed at www.wilsonorwoskyfuneralhome.com .

 

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James Kay Adamson

James Kay Adamson, 75, of Sulphur Springs died Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at his residence. 

He was born October 21, 1939 in Coolidge, TX, the son of Buddy and Gennette Kay Adamson.  He married Malessa Miller on March 7, 1988, in Kemp, TX. She survives.

Survivors include: sons, Richard Ellis and wife, Maria Rodriguez of Sulphur Springs, Russell Adamson of Bonham, Erik Miller and wife, Hannah of Kingwood, Matthew Miller of Sulphur Springs; daughter, Teresa Patterson of Malakoff; sister, Glenda Hataway and husband, John of Lubbock; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by his parents and brother, Myron Adamson.

No formal services are scheduled at this time.

 

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


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L.D. "Pat" Patterson

A Graveside Military and Masonic Funeral Services for L.D. “Pat” Patterson, age 87 of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Ridgeway Cemetery  with Rev. Fred Lewis and Dennis Patterson officiating with   Jon Anderson, Jim Clater, Mike Mirau, Luke Patterson, Cheyenne Smithers and Mason Stem serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Charles Jones, Dr. Chris Gallagher and Patty McDonald.

 Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Thursday, July 03, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

         

L.D. “Pat” Patterson died on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at Plano Specialty Hospital, Plano, TX.

         

He was born on August 15, 1926, the son of Ora Lee and Mable Elizabeth Litrell Patterson in Klondike, TX.  He married Betty Wilhite on October 1, 1996 in Greenville, TX.   

         

Survivors included: loving wife, Betty; son, Dennis Patterson and wife, Debbie of Murphy; daughters, Tammy Mirau and husband, Mike of Richardson, Debbie Clater and husband, Jim of Sanger, Donna Jenkins of Sulphur Springs and Lisa Smithers and husband, Cheyenne of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Courtney Stem, Luke Patterson, Staci Mirau, Rebekah Ward, Shonna Hawks, Christy Anderson, Beverly Henderson, Amanda Rollins, Cody Smithers and Jessica Smithers and eight great-grandchildren.     He was preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Judy Patterson and Vicki Patterson and one sister, Christine Harris Redding.

         

In lieu of flowers, send a memorial to Sulphur Springs First Baptist Church Radio TV Ministry or to Meals on Wheels.

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Geraldine Howell

Funeral Services for Geraldine Howell, age 81, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Jerry Savage and Buddy Wiggins officiating with members of the League Street Christ of Christ serving as pallbearers. 

There will be no formal visitation.

         

Geraldine Howell died on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at Rock Creek Nursing Home in Sulphur Springs, TX.  She was a retired Administrative Assistant to the President of J.P. Morgan Chase in Garland, TX.

         

She was born on September 12, 1932, the daughter of Jerry L. and Janette Vaughn Willis.  She married Bobby Ray Howell on April 20, 1956 in Oak Cliff, TX.  He survives. 

         

Survivors included: son, Randy Howell and wife, Dana of Rockwall; daughter, Jeanna Bayer of Denton; sister, Dortheal Speed of Posey; brothers, Alfred Willis of Birthright and Jerry Don Willis of Rockwall; grandchildren, Keitra Ellis,         Adam Martin, Kaitlyn, Taylor and Lane Howell and one great-grandchild,  Raven Ellis.

She was preceded in death by her parents.    

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to the League Street Church of Christ.

 

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Jami Britt Miller McMillian

Jami Britt Miller McMillian, 60, of Commerce passed away on Monday,
June 30, 2014.
 
Jami was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on December 14, 1953, to
Alene Rae Britt and Clyde Miller. She was a Certified Medical Assistant In
May of 1988, she married the love of her life, Frank McMillian.
 
She loved to be outdoors working in the garden.
 
Left to treasure her memories are her husband, Frank; her brother,
Dick Halaoui and his wife Cheryl of Edmond, Oklahoma; her sister,
Velvet Whipple and her husband John of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; her
nephews and nieces: Kyle and Andria Whipple and Nathan and Laura
Halaoui. Also left to treasure her memories are her beloved pets that
she loved so much.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents.
 
Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 3, 2014, from 6:00 p.m.
until 8:00 p.m. at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home in Commerce.
 
Arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home of Commerce.
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Willie "Bill" Davis

Willie "Bill" Ernest Davis, 82, of Emory, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at his home.  Bill was born in Wisner, LA on April 10, 1932, to Ernest Ralph and Mary Letha Williams Davis. 

He married Mary Janice Hamilton on March 1, 1992 in Tool.  He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War time. 

He was survived by his wife:  Jan Davis of Emory; son:  Darrell Davis of TN, daughters:  Debra Coggins of Pleasantview, TN and Donna Olson of Grandby, CO; step-sons:  David Mason, and wife, Juanita of Reklaw, and Ricky Mason, and wife, Beth, of Cross Roads; brother:  Paul Ray Davis; sisters:  Luney Beach, Mary Yarborough and Bobbie Vaughn; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a host of other loving friends and family. 

Preceded by:  parents, 2 brothers:  Ralph Edward Davis, and Thomas Davis; 2 sisters:  Betty Mooneyham and Nelda Nielsen. 

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

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Cheryl Lynn Jimenez

Cheryl Lynn Rhodes Jimenez, 50, of Paris and formerly of Commerce, passed away on Friday June 27, 2014, in Paris.

Cheryl was born in Greenville on May 3, 1964. She briefly owned her own Title Business in Commerce before moving to Paris. She was married to Tomas Jimenez.

Survivors include her husband, Tomas; her daughters: Camille Jimenez and Lydia Jimenez of Paris; her sisters: Rhonda Cook (Jamie) of Greenville and Jamie Fulenwider (Karl) of Kyle Texas; her mother, Joyce Isaacs of Commerce; and, numerous nephews, nieces and other family and friends.

Cheryl was preceded in death by her father, Jim Isaacs and her grandparents.

Private services will be at a later date.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home of Commerce.

 

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Bobby Dixon

Funeral service for Bobby Floyd Dixon, 72, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bruce Stinson. Military graveside honors will follow at Reilly Springs Cemetery with Tom Dixon, Jr.,  Larry Reid, Scott Webb, Clyde Lee, John D. Dixon, Keith Hovatter, Robert McKenzie, and Ken Blanton serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer will be Richard Brantley.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Dixon passed away on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at his residence.

He was born on August 1, 1941 in Sulphur Springs, the son of Floyd and Willie Ruth Boggs Dixon. Bobby served in the United States Air Force and retired after 20 years. He married Jane Vaughan on October 4, 1958 in Hugo, Oklahoma. She survives.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by sons, Jeff Dixon and wife Joyce of Sulphur Springs, Glenn Dixon and wife Natasha of Sulphur Springs, daughter, Linda Dixon Butler and husband Mike of Greenville, brothers, Tommy Dixon and wife Linda of Sulphur Springs, Gene Dixon and wife Charlene of Alabama, sisters, Judy Sullivan and husband Kerniece of Leaksville, MS, Sandra Bowen and husband Dee of Leaksville, MS, grandchildren, April McKenzie, Jeffery Dixon, Leslie Dixon, Jesse Bowen, Cory Bowen, Bobby Lee Simms, Amanda Simms, Clint Butler, Bobby John Dixon, Jr., Lacy Kay Walden, Colten Dixon, Peyton Dixon, McKenna Lowther, Mattison Dixon, John Dixon, Jaden Dixon, Jailyn Dixon, and 15 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Bobby John Dixon, Sr., and granddaughter, Skylar Dixon.

Memorials may be made to Reilly Springs Cemetery, 1217 S. Broadway, Sulphur Springs, TX   75482.

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

 

 

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Syble Dewitt

Syble Dewitt, 94, of Emory, passed away on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements are pending with West Oaks Funeral Home. www.westoaksfuneralhome.com

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Barbara Young

Funeral Arrangements for Barbara Young are pending with Tapp Funeral Home.

Barbara Young passed away Friday night, June 27, 2014 at Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab.

The online register can be signed at:

www.tappfuneral.com

 

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David Ray Penson

Funeral Services for David Ray Penson, age 63 of Dike, will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Chapel with Rev. Paul Pouge officiating.  Interment will follow at City Cemetery with Marty Fite, J. J. Price, David Stribling, Pat Potts, Jimmy Akins, James Petty, Jonah Massey and Bo Romans serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Randy Hall, Chris Penson, G. R. Romans and Hall Oil Company Employees and Staff. 

Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., prior to the service at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

David Ray Penson died on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

He was born on November 16, 1950, the son of L. H. & Roberta Jones Penson in Sulphur Springs, TX.  He married Sherrie Davis on August 2, 1980 in Las Vegas, NV.  She survives. 

Survivors included: mother, Roberta Newsome; sons, David Micheal Penson and wife, Anne-Michelee of Sulphur Springs and Daniel Ray Penson of Dike; brother, William Penson and wife, Jeanie; sister, Sarah Dunn and husband, Marshall all of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Gage Penson and Rafe Penson and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father; step-father, Carl Newsome; brother, Gordon “Butch” Penson.

Memorials may be made to any charity of choice.
 
The online register can be signed at:
www.murrayorwosky.com

 

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Mary Ramsey

Mary Catherine Ramsey, 81, of Point, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at her home.

Funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, June 28, at 2 PM, at Miracle Faith Baptist Church in Emory. Bro. Todd McGahee will officiate. Interment will follow in the Shirley Cemetery. 

Visitation will be Friday, June 27, 6-8 PM at the Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel in Emory.      

Mary was born in Silo, OK on May 23, 1933 to James Anderson and Ola Retha Kennedy DeFer.  She married Henry Lee Ramsey, in Denison, on September 6, 1948.  Her profession was a loving mother of 9 and homemaker. She was a member of Miracle Faith Baptist Church.

Survivors include:   Daughters:  Pamela Pruitt, and husband, Keith, of Point; Tammie Cruise, and husband, Zach, of Gainesville; Lynn Peek, and husband, Bobby, of Greenville; and Gina Smith, and husband, Bruce, of Royse City  Sons:   Kenneth Ramsey, and wife, Cindy, of Emory; Bruce Ramsey, and wife Joy, of Bryan; Donnie Ramsey, and wife, Felicia, of Mesquite; Jamie Ramsey, and wife, Donna, of Alba; and David Ramsey of Longview  Sister:  Sandra Taylor of Emory    Grandchildren:   24  Great-grandchildren:   22  Great-great-granddaughter:  1  Numerous other loving family and friends.   

Preceded by:   parents; husband in 2004; 1 son-in-law:   Ray Dickens; 2 grandsons:  Scooter Ramsey and Bryan Pruitt; 1 brother: Kenneth DeFer   

In lieu of flowers, memorial bequests may be made to:  Shirley Cemetery Association c/o William McDowell, 315 S. Gilmer, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.

Please sign the guestbook for the family.

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Dinah King Harjo

Dinah Sue King Harjo, 59, of Dallas, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at her home.  

Graveside service is scheduled for 11:00 AM, Friday, June 27, 2014 at Lone Star Cemetery in Point. 

Dinah was born in Dallas on March 3, 1955 to Doyle Ennis and Vivian Alice Alsup King.  She was a member of the Baptist faith. 

Survived by:  Loving father:  Doyle King of Dallas, formerly of Emory; Brothers:  Robert Doyle "Corky" Alsup of Clarksville, TN; and Dale King of Irving.  Numerous other loving family and friends. 

Preceded by mother; 1 son:  Jimmy Myre. 

Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Online guestbook may be signed at www.wilsonorwoskyfuneralhome.com

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Judy Cooke

Judy Cooke, 65, of Emory, died Monday, June 23, 2014 at the Hopkins County Memorial Hospital in Sulphur Springs. 

Memorial service is scheduled for Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Lake Fork Baptist Church at 2:00 PM.  

Judy was born November 11, 1948, in Dallas, to Clifford Clyde and Eura Mae Barker Luckett.  She worked for many years as a beautician, locally.  She was a member of Lake Fork Baptist Church. 

Survivors include:  son:  Tommy Todd Cooke, of Emory; grandsons:  Tommy Tyson Cooke and Henry Aaron Cooke, and wife, Kameron, all of Emory; great-granddaughter:  Kaselyn Blaire Cooke; numerous other loving family and friends. 

Preceded by:  parents; 1 son:  Shannon Cooke; 3 brothers:  Joe Pat Luckett, L.B. Luckett and James Luckett; 2 sisters:  Bobbie Shipp Ballew, Patricia Easley; 1 granddaughter:  Kayla Shannon Cooke. 

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund to help with funeral expenses, has been set up at Austin Memorial Bank in Judy's name. 

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

Online guestbook may be signed at www.wilsonorwoskyfunerahome.com .

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Virginia Pickett

Funeral Services for Virginia Pickett, age 77 of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:30 p.m., Friday, June 27, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Chapel with Rev. Fred Lewis officiating.  Interment will follow at City Cemetery with Aaron Pickett, Robert King, Keith Bell, Brandon Burks, Jay Owens and Terry Edwards serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers are Robert Carpenter, Elvin Harry and the Doris Dobson’s Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs.

Visitation will be from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Virginia Pickett died on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at her residence.

She was born on April 22, 1937, the daughter of John F. and Clara Summers Humphrey in Pickton, TX.  She married William T. Pickett on December 17, 1951 in Sulphur Springs.  He preceded her in death in 2012. 

Survivors included: sons, Delbert Pickett and wife, Cheri of Sulphur Springs and Billy Pickett and wife, Karen of Sulphur Springs; daughter, Alice Shelton and husband Johnny of Tyler; brother, Jack Humphrey and wife Joyce of Forney; grandchildren, Josette Bell, Amanda Vigil, Letitia Hughes, Amy Burks, Chelsea Pickett and Aaron Pickett and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; grandson, David Pickett; and 3 brothers.

Memorials may be made to the Gideon’s Ministry.

The online register can be signed at:

www.murrayorwosky.com

                        

Arrangements are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

 

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Janine Oldham

Funeral Services for Janine C. Oldham, age 67 of Sulphur Springs will be held 11:00 am, Friday, June 27, 2014 at Edwards Funeral Home in Ft. Smith, AR. Interment will follow in the Ft. Smith National Cemetery with Sammy Oldham, Carl Beyer Jr., Jacob Arrington, Brandon Naifeh, and Michael Oldham   serving as pallbearers.

No formal visitation.


Janine Caroline Oldham died on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at her residence.

She was born in Dayton, FL on June 14, 1947 the daughter of Carl and Marie Belloux Beyer. She married Larry O. Oldham in Durant, OK on December 8, 1967. He preceded her in death in 1994. She was a member of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary and of the Catholic Faith.

Survivors include: daughters, Marie Oldham of Sulphur Springs and Angela Kenkal of Coco Beach, Fl; son, Sammy Oldham of Winnsboro; brother, Carl Beyer Jr of Ft Smith AR; grandchildren, Candace Oldham and Christa Oldham; great-grandchildren, Easton Oldham and Owen Presley.
 

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Ruth Massey

Funeral Services for Ruth Juandine Taylor Massey, age 82 of Sulphur Springs,  will be held at 10:00am, Thursday, June 26, 2014 at the Murray-Orwosky Chapel with Rev Byron George officiating.  Interment will follow at Salem Cemetery with Dusty Davis, Jeff Murray, Austan Davis, Jacoby Smith, Shane Russom, Cristie Massey and Massey Davis serving as pallbearers.  

Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00pm on Wednesday, June 25 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.     

Ruth Jaundine Taylor Massey died on Monday, June 23, 2014 at her  residence.        

She was born on July 6, 1931, the daughter of George W. Washington and Bessie Sherwood Taylor in Wood County, TX. She married E.J. Massey on March 27, 1948 in Yantis. He preceded her in death in 1994. She was a member of the Salem Church of Christ.  

Survivors included: son, Larry Don Massey of Sulphur Sprngs;  daughters;  Mary Loveless and husband, Olan of Grand Saline and Judy Causey and husband, Tim  of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Cristie Massey, Victoria Massey Smith,  Shane Russom, Dusty Davis and Cheby Murray; great grandchildren, Jessica Woodson, Tabith J. Murray, Morgan Russom,  Massey, Austan, Gracie, Conner, and Dustan Davis, Kaden, Kaitlynn, Kenzie, Kylie and Ely Murray, Braydon, Deacon and Codi Smith.      

She was preceded in death by:  grandson, Cody Don Massey;  four brothers, Odie Taylor, Ottis Taylor, G.W. Taylor, R.D. Taylor;  five sisters, Martha Collier, Faye Bumnell, Bonnie Burnett, Pauline Hill and Mayflower Taylor.           The online register can be signed at: www.murrayorwosky.com  

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Nadine Cawthron

Funeral services for Nadine Cawthron, age 94, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 11:00am, Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at First Baptist Church Spence Chapel with Rev. Fred Lewis and Tommy Johnston officiating.  Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial  Park with Brent Fox, Matt Fox, Corky Randolph, Jason Culpepper, Jody Griffin, Gene Dixon, Chad Perry, Luke Masters, Darin Gibson, and Tom Webster serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be prior to the service starting at 9:30am.
    

Nadine Cawthron died on Monday, June 23, 2014 at Carriage House Manor.
    

She was born on May 5, 1920 the daughter of  John and Katie Cawthron in Sulphur Springs, Texas. She worked and retired from Duke and Ayres, and Perry Brothers.
    

Survivors included: nieces: Marilyn Culpepper of Sulphur Springs ,  and Sharon Fox of Poetry; nephews: Mike Tatom and Carroll Gibson  both of Sulphur Springs and numerous grand nieces and nephews.
    

She is preceded in death by her infant brother and sisters; Truby Crelia, Algerine Tatom, and Madree Gibson.

The online register can be signed at:
www.murrayorwosky.com

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Glenda Barnett

Memorial services for Glenda “Sissie” Burns Barnett, age 79, of Sulphur Spring will be at 1:00pm on Friday, June 27, 2014 at the First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs, in the Spence Chapel.             

Mrs. Barnett passed away on Sunday, June 22, 2014, at her home in Sulphur Springs, Texas.              Mrs. Barnett was born January 28, 1935 in Sulphur Springs, Texas to Everett “Preacher” Alexander and Willie Lou Burns.             Mrs. Barnett was married to Wayne Barnett on December 24, 1957 in Sulphur  Springs, Texas.             

She is survived by her: son Eric Barnett of Bridgeport, TX;  daughter  Cindy and husband Kenneth Frost of North Richland Hills, TX; brother E.A. “Junior” Burns of Mabank, TX;  grandsons Justin and wife Andye Frost of Haslett,  Ryan Barnett;  grand daughters; Shelly Frost of North Richland Hills,TX,  Madison and Ava Barnett,  and great grand daughters Houston Frost and Blakely Badger.              

Mrs. Barnett is preceded in death by her parents and sister Betty Martin.  

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Rufus Junior Nutt

Funeral service for Rufus "Junior" Nutt, age 78, of Emory, will be held Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at 2:00 pm, at Emory Baptist Church. 

Mr. Nutt will lie in state, Monday, from 10:00 am till 4:00 pm, at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home. 

He will then be moved to the church for visitation, there, from 6:00 til 8:00. 

Burial will follow funeral service in Smyrna Cemetery. Bro. Dave Ricketts and Debbie Ricketts will officiate.

"Junior" died  at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall Friday, June 20.

He was born Nov. 3, 1933, in DeKalb, to James Rufus and Bessie Beatrice Grady Nutt. He married Anita Lorene Vinson, in Durant, OK, on Jan. 21, 1956. Mr. Nutt worked most of his life as an independent cement contractor. He was a member of Emory Baptist Church.

Survivors include: Wife:  Anita L. Nutt of Emory, Daughter:  Debbie L. Ricketts, husband Dave L. of Emory, Son-in-law:  Ronnie Snell of Emory,Sister:  Winnie Mae Layman of Semi Valley, CA, Brother:  David Nutt, wife Ernestine, of Wills Point Grandchildren:  Brandi Shapiro, Tamra Snell, Tabitha Engle, Justin Ricketts, Raelynn Paris, Lance Sears, Shawn Sears, Joseph Ricketts, and Michal Cash Great-grandchildren:  Zachary, Sarah, Hannah, MaKenna, Cameron, Kamdon, Paige, Natalie, and Kesler Numerous other loving family and friends

Preceded in death by:  Parents; 1 daughter, Linda Snell; 2 brothers, Bill Nutt, and Bobby Nutt 3 sisters:  Alma Moody, Rachel Nutt, and Mary Boswell

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Linda Ely

Funeral service for Linda Grace Ely will be held Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at 12:00 noon, at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. 

Visitation will be at 11:00 am, 1 hour prior to service time. Bro. Jason Rolen will officiate.  Cremation will follow.

Linda was born May 17, 1945, in Jasper, Alabama, to David Chilton and Mageline Grace Amerson. She married Oscar Ely, Jr. in Houston. She was a member of Believers Baptist Church.

Survivors include: Sons:  Christopher Ely, wife Jennifer, and Johnny Ely, wife Nelda, all of Emory Brother:  Thelbert Amerson Grandchildren:  Brandi Ely, Johnny Ely, Christopher Ely and Bryton Ely 1 Great-granddaughter:  Ellisyn "Elli" Ely Numerous other loving family and friends

Preceded in death by:  parents, husband in 2013, 3 brothers, Hoss Amerson, Rass Amerson, and Jerry Amerson 2 sisters, Charlotte Stone, and Maratha Green

 

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Leon Nix

Funeral service for Leon "Pop" Nix, 82, of Sulphur Springs will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 22, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Moore officiating. Masonic graveside honors by the Sulphur Springs Masonic Lodge #221, will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Ed Pingle, Robert Stidham, Johnny Cross, Red Cross, Lee Teetes, Scott Washburn, Bobby Bankston, and James McMahan. Honorary pallbearers will be James Cross and Tommy Marr.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, June 21, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Leon passed away on June 19, 2014 at Trinity Mother Frances in Tyler.

He was born on April 19, 1932 in Cullman, AL, the son of Harrison and Nellie Turner Nix. He married Shirley Hall on July 3, 1953, in Sulphur Springs. She survives. Leon attended the First Presbyterian Church, he served in the United States Army, and was also a member of the Sulphur Springs Masonic Lodge #221.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by son, Tony Nix and wife Debbie of Sulphur Springs, daughter, Robin Steed of Sulphur Springs, grandchildren, Ashley Washburn and husband Scott of Sulphur Springs, Amber Nix of Sulphur Springs, Brian Nix of Chandler, great-grandchildren, Sara, Sydney, and Sadie Washburn of Sulphur Springs, and sister, Frances Orr of Glencoe, AL.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church at P.O. Box 173, Sulphur Springs, TX 75483. Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home. www.westoaksfuneralhome.com

 

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Earl Lee Wolfgang


Earl “Lee” Wolfgang passed away on June 16, 2014 at his home in Mesquite, Texas surrounded by his family. Lee was born on July 11, 1940 in Youngstown, Ohio, graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas and has lived in Mesquite for the past 52 years. Lee wed Nancy Sue Hammonds in Mesquite on December 18, 1967. Lee, who held the 32nd degree in the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, was a men’s tailored clothing salesman for 44 years. He retired in 2005 and spent his remaining years indulging his love of music and genealogy by ministering through music to residents in Dallas area nursing homes and churches, as well as creating a website for Wolfgang genealogy. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Wolfgang; his sons, Matthew Wolfgang and fiancée Ann Barfoot, James Weatherman and wife Karon, son-in-law Jonathan Mapes; his grandchildren Melissa Lopez and husband Simon, Aubrey Holland and husband Tom, Tiffany Weatherman, Jeremy Weatherman, and Jordan Parker; his brother, Bill Wolfgang and wife Linda; his sister, Linda Richie; as well as 6 great grandchildren. Lee was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Elizabeth Wolfgang, his daughter, Loretta Mapes, and an infant sister June Ann Wolfgang. Lee will always be remembered for his gift of music and how he used it to share God's love. A memorial service will be held at 12:00 pm on Friday, June 20, 2014 at Central Church of the Nazarene in Dallas. Visitation will be one hour before the service with family and friends. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the ALS Association or your local SPCA.

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Shelley Turner

Shelley Ann Turner, 72, of Yantis, passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at her home.  Memorial service is scheduled for 4:00 PM, Friday, June 20, at the Lake Fork Baptist Church.  Rev. David Smith and Rev. Arlis Banks will officiate.  Interment will be at a later date in Sunset Memorial Cemetery in Nacogdoches.  Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home of Emory is in charge of cremation arrangements.   

Shelley was born in Texarkana, AR on November 28, 1942 to David Wood and Dorothy Elizabeth McLain Nash.  She married Jerry Turner in Nacogdoches on October 19, 1974.
Shelley was a member of Lake Fork Baptist Church.  She worked most all of her life in the banking industry.  Shelley was also a member of Eastern Star.

Survivors include her husband:  Jerry Edward Turner of Yantis
Daughters:  Selena Stanley Bolton, and husband, Tom, of Pearland, Susan Stanley Dodson of Ft. Worth, and Robin Turner Aboitiz, and husband Mikel, of Cebu, Philippines
Sons:  Bobby M. Stanley, and wife, Kim, of Moyock, NC, and John E. Turner, and wife, Anne, of Poetry
Sister:  Jean White, and husband, Jim, of Gladewater
Brother:  John D. Nash, and wife, Jonetta, of Jasper
14 Grandchildren:  Michael Bolton, Bradley Bolton, Gary Marron, Jeremy Marron, Kyle Marron, Natalie Dodson, Jonathan Stanley, Justin Stanley, Jessica Stanley, Joshua Turner, David Aboitiz, Caroline Aboitiz, Nicolas Aboitiz and Sarah Aboitiz
5 Great-grandchildren:  Jeremy Jay, Michael, Paisley, Mason and Connor
In-laws:  Larry and Joyce Turner and Marilyn and Howard Watson both of Kilgore
Numerous neices, nephews, cousins and wonderful friends

Preceded by:  parents, 4 sisters:  Frances "Sissy" Tucker, Lura McGowan, Judy Nash, Ona Nash, 2 brothers-in-law:  Frank Sharp Tucker and E.O. McGowan

Honorary Pallbearers:  grandsons, Gary, Jeremy & Kyle Marron, Jonathan and Justin Stanley, Michael and Bradley Bolton, Josh Turner, David and Nicolas Aboitiz, and a family friend, Cody Beaver.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Lake Fork Baptist Church. 

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William H. Smith

Funeral arrangements for William H. Smith, 83, of Sulphur Springs are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.            

William H. Smith died Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.  


Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Houston Winnett

Military Graveside Services for James Houston Winnett,  age  95, of Sulphur Springs will be at 10:00am on Tuesday,  June 24, 2014 at Sulphur  Springs City Cemetery.  Reverend  Kenneth Rhoades will be officiating.
    

Visitation will be at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home from 6-8pm on Monday, June 23,  2014.
    

Mr. Winnett passed away on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Carriage House Manor. Mr. Winnett was born June 3, 1919 in the Seymore  Community,  Hopkins County, Texas, to Sam Houston and Laura Eva Williams Winnett.
    

Mr. Winnett married Marcelle Rowe on August 24, 1940 in Brashear Texas, she preceded him in death in 2005.
    

Mr. Winnett served in the U.S. Army during WWII .  He retired from the camera department at the Sulphur Springs News Telegram.
     

He was a member of the Central Baptist Church for 60 years where he also served as a Deacon.
    

He is survived by his daughter Anita & husband Ronny Glossup of Sulphur Springs, his brother Wilburn  & wife Carla Winnett of Sulphur Springs, granddaughter Melanie & husband Jonas Helm of Sulphur Springs, great grandchildren Caitlin and Lauren Helm.
     

He was preceded in death by his two brothers Buford and Rayburn Winnett and two sisters Pearlie Fox and Lorene Fields.
    

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Central Baptist Church Missions Fund or the Hopkins County Genealogical Society.

Arrangements are with Murra
y-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Paula Bussell

Paula Ronnett Bussell, 57, of Commerce, passed away Saturday, June 14, 2014, in Dallas.

Paula was born in Wolfe City, Texas, on June 1, 1957, to Sally Pauline Fulfer Bussell and Joe Robert Bussell. She was a big Elvis fan, loved animals, Christmas nutcrackers and enjoyed doing crafts.

Pill Pill (nick-name) was a lifetime friend.

Survivors include her mother, Sally Bussell; her two brothers: Robert C. Bussell and Mark E. Bussell; and, her three sisters: Delores Wanise Willaby, Sally Jo Jackson and Linda June Hudson.

She was preceded in death by her father, Joe Robert Bussell and her sister, Kathy Ann Cripe.

Visitation will be conducted on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home in Commerce.

Funeral Services will be conducted on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. R. J. Nanny officiating.

Pallbearers will be Anthony (A. J.) Jackson, Kirby Hudson, Dalton Hunt, Eugene McCasland, Joseph Willaby, Robert Bussell, Jr. and Everett Bussell.

Interment will follow at Rosemound Cemetery in Commerce.   Arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home of Commerce.

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Jan Oud

Jan Oud, age 73, died on Saturday, June 14, 2014. He was born November 3, 1940 in Westwoud, The Netherlands to Grietje Nierop and Cornelis Oud. On March 4, 1965, he married Gerda Marrees.

He was brought up in the Netherlands and moved in 1986 to Pickton, Texas with his wife and children. He later resided in Saltillo, Texas. He is a dairy farmer and successful businessman.

Jan will be especially remembered for his pioneering spirit, visionary outlook, work ethics and the tenaciousness that allowed him to achieve his dreams in many diverse endeavors.

Survivors include his wife, Gerda Oud, his children Kees & Irma Oud of Mt. Vernon, Margreet & Dan Bosman of The Woodlands, Ernst-Jan Oud of Pickton and Klaas & Chandra Oud of Sulphur Springs. Grandchildren are Megan, John, Natalie, Savanna and Case Oud, Cassidy Rae and Brandon Bosman, and Ashton, Dane and Ayla Oud. His great grandson is Colby Barker.

Condolences will be held at the West Oaks Funeral Home on Thursday, June 19 from 6pm till 9pm.

Services will be held at 3 p.m., Friday, June 20, at the Pine Forest United Methodist Church with Pastor Beverly Olsen officiating.

Burial will be follow at the Pine Forest Cemetery. Relatives and friends are welcome at the reception at the Pine Forest Community Center immediately following burial from 4:30 pm to 6 p.m.

 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Loyd Keith Swagerty

Loyd Keith Swagerty, 81, of Canton, passed away Sunday, June 15, 2014 at the East Texas Medical Center in Athens. 

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, June 20, at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel in Emory.  

Interment will follow at the Emory City Cemetery. 

Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 19, from 6-8 PM.  

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home in Emory.

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Jim Boggs

Jim Boggs, of Sulphur Springs, Texas, was a great man of Character.  He was dearly loved by his wife, Deanna, and three daughters: Tonya and husband Brad Bradford, Beverly Blair, and Patricia and husband Clay Danley.  His seven grandchildren, Adrian and husband Shiloh Childress, Clint Bradford, Jeremiah and wife Magan Bradford, Bailey and Braden Blair, Makenzie and Carson Danley, and five great-grandchildren to whom he was affectionately known as Papaw.  Hard work and generosity characterized this strong and loving father, grandfather, husband, brother, and son. 

He was born on June 23, 1944 and was preceded in death by his father, James R. Boggs, and is survived by his mother, Pauline Boggs, brothers and sisters.  He wasn’t afraid of hard work and was always a busy man.  He worked for Texas Utilities and R K Hall Construction and enjoyed driving trucks, hauling hay, riding horses, and working cattle.  His humility, integrity, and hard hard work will continue to inspire those who knew and loved him. 

Services will be held at Pickton United Methodist Church at 2:00 p.m., on Wednesday, June 18th, with visitation beginning at 1:00 p.m. 

Burial will follow at New Pickton Cemetery with Clint Bradford, Jeremiah Bradford, Shiloh Childress, Carson Danley, Braden Blair and Jamie White serving as pallbearers. 

Honorary pallbearers are RK Hall Construction. 

Memorials may be made to Pickton United Methodist Church.  

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Lorene Foley

A graveside service for Lorene Foley, age 86, of Dike will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at Conner Cemetery with Pastor G.W. Hood officiating, and Roy Taylor, Manuel Granados, Johnny Williams, Doug McKinney, Garrett McKinney and Kenneth Adams serving as pallbearers.

Visitation is scheduled for 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Monday, June 16, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.            

Lorene Foley died Saturday, May 14, 2014 in Hopkins County.  She was born in Clarksville County on April 7, 1928, the daughter of Edward Parker and Lonnie Marie Hines. She married Freeman Foley in 1953, he preceded her in death.  She was of the Pentecostal Faith.             

Survivors include: sons, Bobby Foley of Sulphur Springs, Jimmy Foley of Nelta daughter Linda Blake of Sulphur Bluff and Patricia Blundell of Klondike, grandchildren; Jim Foley, Joe Foley, Ricky Blundell, Tina Luv, Rebecca Anderson, Mandy Adams, Jackie Blake and Sherie Howard and a host of great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.            

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Jimmy, James, Ola and sisters Bessie and Dora.  

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

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Modene Huggins

Modene Huggins, of Sulphur Springs, passed peacefully into the presence of God on Saturday, June 14, 2014.  She was born September 10, 1921 to Cecil Nabors and Estelle Potts Nabors in Sherley, TX.  She married Robert M. Huggins in Hugo, OK on September 11, 1936. 

Those left to cherish her memories are her sister, Jo Carter, of Lubbock; nephew Mickey (Jan) Carter of Amarillo and niece Peggy (Bob) Pearce of Lubbock.  Their children include Cecil (Melissa) Carter, Robert (Erin) Carter of Amarillo and Ashley (Grant) Looney of Midland.  Grandnieces include Emily and Claire Carter and Brooklyn Looney. 

Modene and Bob were members of First Methodist Church of Dallas and were involved in Eastern Star in Dallas where they resided for many years.  They later moved to Sulphur Springs, where they owned International Harvester. Modene and Bob were faithful members of First United Methodist Church, Sulphur Springs.  She enjoyed the fellowship of a group of women who volunteered weekly to fold the Spire. 

Modene was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. 

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Pete Adrian officiating. 

Interment will follow at Sherley Cemetery with Cecil Carter, Tom Sellers, Arvis Tanton, David Black, Erick Sienty, and Caleb Wiler serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, June 16, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

The family extends heartfelt appreciation to her Carriage House Manor family and to Lequida Jennings, a special friend who Modene referred to as her “adopted daughter”.  

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.  

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Jerry Bramblett

Military  graveside services for Jerry Wayne Bramlett, age 74, of Plano, formerly of Brashear will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 17, 2014 with the Hopkins County Military Coalition.  Dr. Jimmy Henry will be officiating.   

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, June 16, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home.  

Mr. Bramlett passed away Thursday, June 12, 2014 at Life Care Center in Plano, TX.  

Mr. Bramlett was born on September 1, 1939 in Brashear, TX, the son of Earnest Doyle and Susie (Easley) Bramlett.  He married Joan Christian on June 5, 1965 in Sulphur Springs, TX. She survives.  Mr. Bramlett was retired Military and served during Vietnam.  He served in the United States Marians for four years and the United States Air Force for 24 years.  He was of the Methodist Faith. 

In addition to his wife he is survived by his son, Ronald Wayne Bramlett and wife Marie of Brashear, daughter, Cathy Peterson and husband Ryan of Firestone, CO, grandchildren, Michael Emmons, Colby Peterson, Cara Peterson and Caitlin Peterson. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Raymond Earnest Bramlett. 

Memorials may be made to the  Hopkins County Veterans Memorial, P. O. Box 533, Sulphur Springs, TX, 75482. 

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

 

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Lula Oleta Gowin

Lula Oleta Gowin, 86, of Emory, passed away Monday, June 9, 2014 at Carriage House Manor in Sulphur Springs. 

Funeral service is scheduled for 2:00 PM, Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel in Emory. 

Visitation will be one hour prior to service time.  Interment will follow  in Dunbar Cemetery.

Officiating will be Bro. Jerry Jackson and Justin High.

Serving as pallbearers will be, Don Gowin, Ronnie Gowin, Danny Pat Gowin, Don High, Paul Lane, Michael Bumgardner.

Oleta was born on March 27, 1928 in Rains County, to William Theodore and Susie Viola Barrett Powell.  She married Elige Gowin on September 4, 1944 in Emory.  She was a member of Bright Star Baptist Church.

 
Survivors include daughter:  Cindrea "Cindy" Gowin of Sulphur Springs; 2 sisters:  Betty Bumgardner, of Wichita Falls, and Carolyn High, and husband, Don, of Belton; 2 nieces:  Debbie Suttle, and husband, Quinton; Sheila McCormack, and husband, Huck, both of Sulphur Springs; nephew:  Paul Lane of Sulphur Springs; numerous other loving nieces and nephews, and other loving family and friends. 

Preceded by:  parents, husband, Elige Gowin, in 1993; 4 sisters:  Colleen Barnum, Marguerite Potts, Pattie Lane and Doris Smith.


Online guestbook may be signed at www.wilsonorwoskyfuneralhome.com.


 

 

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Rae Ann Predika

Funeral arrangements for Rae Ann Predika of Sulphur Springs, are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.        

Rae Ann Predika died Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at her residence.               

The online register can be signed at: www.murrayorwosky.com
                         

Arrangements are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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William "Bill" Randle

A funeral Service for William “Bill” Randle age 80, of Dike will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 13, 2014 at First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs with Bro. Mike Skelton and Bro. Fred Lewis officiating.  Interment will follow in Restlawn Memorial Park with Grandsons and Great-Grandsons serving as Pallbearers.  With Ray Skelton, Randy Gyer, B.W. Frazier, Robert Frazier, Erwin Boyle, Clifford Randle, Marvin Randle, Don Randle and Chuck Creed serving as honorary Pallbearers. 

Visitation will be from 6 until 8 pm Thursday, June 12, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Bill Randle died Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at his residence.

He was born January 20, 1934, in Dallas to Alfred Ernest Randle and Adina Gebert.  He married Linnie Frazier who preceded him in death in 2012.  Bill was a retired cabinet maker and wood worker.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church and served as a Deacon since 1955.            

He is survived by daughters, Diana Gyer (Randy) of Dike, Patricia Skelton (Ray) of Sulphur Springs; brothers Clifford Randle, Marvin Randle and Don Randle all of Irving; sister Dorothy Creed of Coppell; Grandchildren, Jason Ashford, Josh Ashford, Steven Cooper, Patricia Cooper, Mike Skelton, Brandon Skelton, Jessica Heaton and Amber Jester , and nine Great grandchildren            

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Charlie Randle and a daughter Carolyn Ashford and one great granddaughter Chloe Ashford.  

Arrangements are under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.   The online register can be signed at: www.murrayorwosky.com

 

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Doris Osborn Rea

Funeral services for Doris Osborn Rea, age 83, of Denton, formerly of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 3:00 p.m., Friday, June 13, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Moore and Rev. Fred Lewis officiating.  Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with D. J. Cherry, Duane Cherry, Jason Gilbreath, Luke Jansen, Darren Gibson, Harlen Hammond, Lee Hammond and Steve Harlan serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be from 1:00 to 3:00 prior to service time at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Doris passed away Wednesday, June 10, 2014 at Golden Meadows assisted living in Denton. 

Doris was born on August 18, 1930 in Como, TX, the daughter of Wayman and Johnie Lee Wofford.    She married Duane Osborn who preceded her in death and later married Charles Rea who also preceded her in death.  Doris was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church.  She was very active in the Community Bible Club. 

She is survived by daughters, Donna Gammill and husband Ted of Sulphur Springs, Denise Bell of Plano and Debbie Cantrell of Denton, sister, Juanita Hammond and husband Huel of Sulphur Springs, grandchildren, Jana Gilbreath, Jason Gilbreath, Jodi Gibson, Misty Blount, Bryan Gammill, Duane Cherry, D. J. Cherry, Dana Szul, Stevie Lindsey, Lori Jansen and Emma Cantrell, 13 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, DeeAnn Cherry and grandson, Dylan Dobson.

Family request in lieu of flowers memorials be made in her name to Center for Brain Health at www.centerfor brainhealth.org or mail to 2200 W. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX   75235.  

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

 

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James William Allen

Graveside services for James will be held 2:00 pm, Friday, June 13, 2014 at Weaver Cemetery with Rev. Tom Friday officiating.

Visitation will be from 6 until 8 pm, Thursday, June 12, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

James William Allen passed away on Sunday, June 8, 2014 at his residence.

He was born on April 29, 1939 in Sulphur Springs the son of Van Buren Allen, Jr. and Helen Ella McMahan.  James was a retired hairdresser and entrepreneur.  He owned many beauty shops, a cosmetology school, developed his own hair-care product line and won many awards in cosmetology competitions.  James had many loyal customers that would travel long distances to wherever he was working.  He loved being outside, working with his hands, and joking with his customers.  James truly never met a stranger and was always interested in other people’s stories.  He will be sadly missed.            

Survivors include: Daughters, Daveda Jo Hardin (Dan) of Lake Stevens, WA, Samantha Allen Denton of Dallas, Jamie Allen Bramlett (Doug) of Lucas; sons, James Betteridge of Los Angeles, CA and Paul “Flop” Sims of Tyler; mother, Helen McGaha of Lindale; sisters, Cathy Schnell of Lindale and Mary Anne Allen of Vidor; and brother, Mark Allen of Buna.  He is further survived by 6 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 3 nieces, 1 nephew, many cousins, and other relatives and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his father, Van Buren Allen, Jr and brother, Tommy Allen. Arrangements are under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home, 903-885-3133.  

The online register can be signed at: www.murrayorwosky.com

 

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Virgil Wayne Williams

Wayne Williams, age 65, of Sulphur Springs, died at his residence Thursday, May 29, 2014.

He was born on August 23, 1948, the son of Tomie and Jessima (McDaniel) Williams.  He served in the United States Army and was a retired factory worker.


Survivors include:  daughters, Angela Gamblin and husband Brent of Como and Sara Williams of Sulphur Bluff; sister, Jane Posey and husband Danny; brothers, Ben Williams and wife, Jana and Tomie Williams and wife, Connie all of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Clifton Gamblin and Caleigh Gamblin.


He was preceded in death by his parents.

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

The online register can be signed at:
www.murrayorwosky.com

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Emmett Cullen Smith

Emmett Cullen Smith, 73, of Point, passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at the Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab. 

Cremation arrangements under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home of Emory.  Interment will be at a later date in the DFW National Cemetery.

 
Emmett was born on July 7, 1940, in Dallas, to Joseph Cullen and Verlin Cecil Massey Smith.  He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force.  Emmett married Jimmie Kirby in Sulphur Springs on October 30, 1971.  He worked as an electrician/maintenance foreman for Raytheon for many years.  He was a Life Member and served as Commander at the American Legion Post #517 in East Tawakoni for five years.


Survivors include:  daughter:  Tina Louise Corley and husband Jackie of Sulphur Springs; 2 sisters:  Lottie Nell LaRowe of Titusville, FL and Edna Adams of Dallas; grandchildren:  Christopher Lee Corley, Amy Louise Childers and Carol Jean Kent; 10 great-grandchildren; numerous other loving family and friends.


Preceded by:  parents, wife, 2 brothers


Online guestbook may be signed at www.wilsonorwoskyfuneralhome.com.

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John Richard "J.R." Nugent

J.R. Nugent, age 83, of Mt. Vernon, passed away on June 6, 2014. 

Visitation will be Sunday, June 8, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. 

Services will be Monday, June 9, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Sam B. Harvey Funeral Home Chapel.

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David "Chopper" Cooper

Funeral services for David "Chopper" Cooper, 62, of Cumby will be held at 12:00 noon, Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the Cypress Baptist Center. Interment will follow at Mel Haven Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, June 13, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

David passed away on June 4, 2014 at Hunt Regional Medical Center.

He was born on December 17, 1951 in Sulphur Springs, the son of Arthur "A.J." and Arthur Lean Cooper. He earned his masters electrician license from Skyline and also worked for Texas A&M Commerce, retiring in 2010. He was one of the founding member of the Knights Motorcycle Club in Sulphur Springs, and the founder and National President of the King Riders Motorcycle Club based in Cumby. 

He is Survived by his wife Cheri  Brigham-Cooper of Greenville, TX, whom he married on August 15, 1998. In addition to his wife, David is also survived by daughters, Sunji Hill, Ketina Cooper, and MyKea Payne of Sulphur Springs, sons, Daniel Cooper of Sulphur Springs, Patrick Fullen of Dallas, maternal grandmother, Geradine Hornes-Harper of Dallas, Jestina Cooper of Wichita Falls, sister, Diane Margadonna of Sulphur Springs, brothers, Randy Cooper of Quinlan, Robert Cooper and Tony Cooper of Sulphur Springs, grandchildren, Miya, Gergory, Jakeryan, Issac, Isiah, Gage, Xavier, Dedonte, Denote, Neisha, Allan, Kaleb, and Kaleigh, other children, Gerald "Trey" Weatherall of Lancaster, Adriana Kelly of Greenville, Takiya "T.K." Savage and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son, David Harrison Cooper, sister, Brenda Lou Harper, grandparents, Curley and Fannie Lou Harper, Arthur Cooper, Sr. and Ella Mae Cooper Lewis, great-grandparents, Walter Clay and Lela Rape-Clay.

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

 

 

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Melvin Ray Clapper

A Memorial Service for Melvin Ray Clapper, age 67, of Sulphur Springs formerly of Winnsboro, will be held 2:00 pm Monday, June 9, 2014 at the Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Kyle Ray officiating. No formal visitation. 

  
Melvin Ray Clapper died Thursday, June 5, 2014 at his residence.

He was born October 12, 1946, in Hominy, OK, the son of George and Gracie York Clapper.  He married Karen Kendrick.  She preceded him in death in 2001.  Melvin was a retired Derrick Hand in the Oil Fields and was of the Baptist faith.


Survivors include: sons, William Franklin Bixler, Jr and wife, Marla of Bartelsville, OK, and Patrick Charles Bixler and wife, Janelle of Coffeyville, KS;  daughter, Valerie RayLynn Clark and husband Cal of Sulphur Springs; two sisters Peggy Dunsmore of Fort Myers, FL, and Debbie Nichols of Sulphur Springs; eight grandchildren, Madison, Dakota and Zachary Clark, Crystal and Jessica Bixler, Brandon Cleveland, Sarah and Emily Bixler and two great grandchildren, Leim and Lexi  Cleveland.


He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Frank Clapper and sister, Betty Mick

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

The online register can be signed at: www.murrayorwosky.com

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Brody Dyer

Funeral service for Landon Brody Dyer, age 27, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 8, 2014 at First Baptist Church, in Sulphur Springs with L.D. Baxley officiating.

Pallbearers are Jason Huneycutt, Johnie McGraw, Layne Ashmore, Clint Bain, Casey Emerine and Tyler Law.

Visitation is 6 until 8 p.m., Saturday at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Brody died Thursday, June 5, 2014, in Greenville. He was born June 27, 1986 in Sulphur Springs, the son of Kenneth Dyer and Cindy Bain Smith.  He graduated from Sulphur Springs High School and also attended college for three years and worked as a carpenter.            

Survivors include: His mother, Cindy Bain and husband Mike of Sulphur Springs, his father, Kenneth Dyer and wife Cindy of Mt. Vernon, five brothers, Bo Dustin Dyer Sr. (Bobbie) of Sulphur Springs, Aaron Chance Dyer (Randee) of Mt. Vernon, Kaleb Daniel Dyer of Houston, Trey Clark (Heather) and Brody Clark both of Mt. Vernon, three sisters, Kristi Hayes (Kenny) of Sulphur Springs, Heather Wiggins (Tony) of Como and Stephanie Gerdes (Joey) of Mt. Vernon; Charles & Gracie Dyer grandparents of Hagansport and three grandmothers, Sandy Smith, Ruby Bain and Ilene Harris all of Sulphur Springs and numerous nieces and nephews.            

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Lowell “Smitty” Smith and Jack Bain.  

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

 

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Audrey Myers

Funeral services for Audrey Irene Myers, age 80, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 7, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Neal Cochran and Bobby Joe Keller officiating. 

Interment will follow at Ridgeway Cemetery with Timmy Stinson, Leo Ibarra, Jeremy Willis, Roger Joseph Ray Reed, Kelvin Tucker and William Leasure serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Cader Reed, Jayson Tucker, Carson Reed, Timmy Stinson and Rylee Willis. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, June 6, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Audrey passed away Thursday, June 5, 2014 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.   Audrey was born on May 11, 1934 in Indiana, PA the daughter of Arthur Zenith and Ethyle Mae (Uncapher) Lewis.  Audrey worked in retail and was a homemaker.  She was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church. 

She is survived by her husband Edward Neil Huffstutler, daughters, Janet Reed Harper and husband Gary of Kaufman, Josephine Reed and husband Roger of Sulphur Springs, step-sons, Charles Myers of New Castle, PA, Harry Myers of Avamore, PA, Raymond Huffstutler of Dike, foster son, Jimmy Moore of Kaufman, foster daughter, Tamie Felger, grandchildren, Roger Joseph Ray Reed, Charlene Stinson, Billie Reed Ibarra, Mary Willis, Audrey Tucker and Sandy Reed Catravas and several great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, son, Joseph Dean Richards and stepson, Robert Eugene Myers. 

Memorials may be made to the Light House Baptist Church, 1392 I-30 East, Sulphur Springs, TX   75482 or to the American Red Cross at www.RedCross.org.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Richard Jefferson

Richard Louis Jefferson, 45, of Yantis, passed away on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at ETMC in Tyler.

He was born on February 7, 1969 in Alameda, CA, the son of Clyde and Linda Rilea. He was a member of Lake Fork Baptist Church and worked for Wal-Mart.

He is survived by his parents, daughter, Heather Nee, granddaughter, Malori, grandson, Korban, brother, Andy Jefferson of Yantis, grandmother, Eunice Collier of New Boston, and uncle, Louis Collier, Jr.

He was preceded in death by brother, John Jefferson, Jr., grandfather, Louis Collier, and aunt, Sue Bissell. Memorial services for Richard will be held at a later date.

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

 

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Thomas Jefferson "Jeff" Ivey

Thomas Jefferson "Jeff" Ivey, 93, of Rains County, passed away Monday, June 2, 2014, at his home.  Funeral service will be held Thursday, June 5, 2014, 12:00 noon at the Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel with visitation one hour prior at 11:00 AM.  Bro. Joe Perkins will officiate.  Interment will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery in Tyler.


Jeff Ivey was born on September 5, 1920 in Philadelphia, PA to Emmett L. and Rose LaMonica Ivey.   He married Ruth Marie Human on May 2, 1945 in Tyler.  They were married 69 years.  She preceded him in death last week on May 22, 2014.


He proudly served his country in the United States Army in the South Pacific WWII.  He retired from working as an electrical engineer at Texas Power and Light. 


In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to Honor Flight DFW at: HONOR FLIGHT DFW 10455 North Central Expwy Suite 109-195 Dallas, TX 75231


Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.


Survivors include: Son:  Wayne Ivey, and wife Louise, of Rains County; and John Ivey, and wife, Kay, of Files Valley, TX Daughters:  Ruthie Wilson of Ames, Iowa; and Karen Fraser Moore and husband, Paul, of Quincy, IL Grandchildren:  17 Great-grandchildren:  Many Great-great-granddaughter:  1 Numerous other loving family and friends.

Preceded by:  parents; wife in May 2014; 1 granddaughter:  Jennifer Bedell in 1990; 1 brother:  Ramon Ivey

 

 

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Reba Roe

Reba Odean Roe, 95, of Emory, passed away Monday, June 2, 2014, at Clarksville Nursing Center in Clarksville.  Funeral service is scheduled for Friday, June 6, at 2:00 PM at the Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel in Emory.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at 1:00 PM at the funeral home chapel.  Burial will follow in the Clifton Cemetery. Bro. Tommy Gaston will officiate. 


Survivors include: Brother:  Leaton Ely of Emory, Sisters:  Eda Carta Makay of Grand Prairie; Vena Hogue of Royse City; and Vernell Rogers of Quitman, 2 Grandchildren:  Joe Spearman, and wife, Lynette, of Emory; and Toni L. Moore, and husband, Mickey, of Clarksville, 3 Great-grandchildren:  Taylor, Callie, and Regan Anderson Numerous other loving friends and family


Preceded by: parents; husband March 2, 1970; 1 daughter: Mildred Udean Roe


Spearman; 1 brother: Otto Ely, Jr.; 3 sisters:  Veta Williams, Beatress Pendleton, Vadean Childers

Online guestbook may be signed at www.wilsonorwoskyfuneralhome.com

 

 

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Martha M. Cauley

Martha M. Cauley, 80, of San Antonio, formerly of Emory, passed away Friday, May 30, 2014, at Harbour Hospice, in San Antonio.

Graveside service is scheduled for 1:15 PM Wednesday, June 4, at DFW National Cemetery. 

She will be interred beside her husband, Edward Lee Cauley.


Martha was born on January 1, 1934, near Prague in Vorocov, Czechoslovakia to Andrej and Maria Barac Mizak.  She graduated high school in Casablanca, Morocco, Africa.  She married Edward Lee Cauley, on January 14, 1956, in Casablanca, Morocco, Africa. 


She is survived by:

Son:  John Cauley, and wife, Lauri, of San Antonio

Daughter:  Pollyanna Cauley Bearden of Mesquite 

Grandchildren:  Cody Cauley, Rachel Cauley, Haylee Bearden, Justin Bearden, and John Bearden

Great-grandson:  Jaxson Bearden

2 Nieces:  Marie Danzi, and husband, Rocco; and Holly Walters, and husband, Ted

2 Grand Nephews:  Gabriel and Travis Walters

Sister-in-law & best friend:  Ann Christmas

Numerous other loving friends and family

Preceded by her parents; husband in 2009, and 1 sister, Olga Komarek

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Nora Bentley

A funeral service for Nora Dell Bentley “Nona”, age 90, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 10:00 AM at the Fellowship Baptist Church in Como Monday, June 2, 2014 with Rev. L.D. Baxley officiating. Interment will follow at Como Cemetery with Chad Beck, Chase Beck, Mckrae Bentley, Timmy Alexander, Steven Alexander and Kyle Cordell serving as pallbearers. A visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Sunday, June 1, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Nora Dell Bentley passed away at Rock Creek Health and Rehab. Friday, May 30, 2014.She was born on August 14, 1923 to Burl G. Gibbons and Mamie (Harlow) Gibbons. She married Willie Elmo Bentley in Hopkins County in 1943; he preceded her in death in 1998. Mrs. Bentley was a seamstress at H.D. Lee and worked in food service and home health care. She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Como.

Survivors include: sons, Mike Bentley and wife Elaine and Ronald Bentley; daughters, Virginia Wilson and husband Bill and Diane Woodard; sisters, Betty Taylor and Burrell Dean Merritt, all of Sulphur Springs; twelve grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by son, Willie Adrian Bentley; sisters, Pat Glasscock and Doris Dodd; and brothers, Pete Gibbons, Charlie Gibbons, and Hershell Gibbons.

 

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

 

 

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Gretta Fulbright

Gretta Marie Fulbright went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, May 30, 2014.

Services to celebrate the life and memory of Gretta will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 1, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Fred Lewis officiating.

Interment will follow at Pine Hill Cemetery with Buddy Walker, Key Walker, Chris Bingham, Brian Bingham, Bobby McCoy, Ronny Irby, and Johnny Irby serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer will be Don Deaton.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, May 31, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Gretta was born on March 9, 1926 in Hopkins County the daughter of Clifton Emory and Cappie (Irby) Knotts. She married William Martin Fulbright on December 23, 1944 in Mt. Pleasant. He preceded her in death. Gretta was a nurse, working for Dr. Lester Hodges for over 20 years and then worked at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital until she retired. She loved flowers and working in her yard. She had a servant's heart and was never happier than when serving others.

She is survived by her daughter Brenda McFadden and husband Gary of Hawkins, grandson Bradley McFadden, wife Faith, and great-granddaughter Helen of Sulphur Springs, grandson Cary McFadden, wife Jenn, and great-granddaughter Brylee of Lewisville, daughter-in-law Peggy Fulbright, granddaughter Gail McCoy Bingham, husband Chris, and great-grandson, Brian of Royce City, grandson Bobby McCoy and wife Andrea of Plano, and one brother Don Knotts of San Marcus.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Fred Fulbright.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Fred Cater

Fred Carter, age 67, of Como passed away May 26, 2014 at Rockwall Nursing Home. Mr. Carter was born July 13, 1946 in Como to Wallace Carter and Mattie Mae (Robinson) Carter. He worked in maintenance for SafeWay.

           

He is survived by one sister, Edna Lacy of Dallas; brothers, Jeffrey Carter of Pittsburg, Larry Carter of Como, Harold Carter of Como, and Raymond Petty of Pickton; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

           

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Learnette Petty.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Tapp Funeral Home.



 

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Felton Finnie, Sr.

Funeral services for Felton Finnie, Sr., 80, of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 31, 2014 at MLK Church of Christ with Bro. Andre Thompson officiating. 

Interment will follow at St. Luke Cemetery with Richard Finnie, Jr., Robert Finnie, Joshua Leftrick, Weldon Wright, Bryon Sanders and Rodney Sanders serving as pallbearers. 

There will be no formal visitation. 

Mr. Finnie passed away Monday, May 26, 2014 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.  Mr. Finnie was born on May 29, 1933 in Como, TX, the son of Floyd B. Sanders and Verna Finnie.  He married Rose Mary Wright on January 21, 1956 in Como, TX.  She survives.  Mr. Finnie retired from Rockwell International and was a member of MLK Church of Christ.

In addition to his wife Rose, he is survived by son, Felton Finnie, Jr. of Sulphur Springs, daughters, Carla Harper and husband Howard of Sulphur Springs, Carolyn Leftrick of Sulphur Springs, brothers, Joe B. Finnie and wife Lou of Sulphur Springs, Willie Sanders and wife Lottie of Sweney, TX, Curtis Sanders and wife Frankie of Sweney, TX, Paul Sanders and wife Claudia of Lufkin, TX, sisters, Dorothy Martin and husband Eddie of Duncanville, TX, Geraldine Malone and husband Van Auther of Ft. Worth, TX, Darnetta Duncan of Riverside, CA, grandchildren, Marcia Finnie, Tanya Robinson, Richard Finnie, Jr., Joshua Leftrick and Robert Finnie, 7 great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Richard Finnie, Sr., brothers, Travis James and Floyd Sanders, Jr., grandson, Brian Finnie. 

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Rogelio Reyes

 

Rogelio Reyes Rodriguez age 65 of Waco formally of Sulphur Bluff died on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 with his loving family by his side.  He was born on March 4, 1949 in Villia Juarez, San Luis Potosi, Mexico to Constancio Reyes and Maria de Jesus Rodriguez.  He married Maria Elia Herrera Ortega on June 1, 1970 in Tamosopo, San Luis Potosi, Mexico. 

 

Rogelio attended St. James Catholic Church in Sulphur Spring and San Isidro Labrador Iglesia Catolica in Mexico.  He was a faithful servant of the church and an example to others, a quiet man with a big smile that loved his wife, children and especially his grandchildren.  During his life Rogelio was a farmer and rancher, and later in life grew sugar cane on his family farm.  

 

He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years Maria Elia Reyes, children Sergio Reyes of Allen, Maria Reyes of Tyler, Esmeralda Llanas of Woodway, Nancy Reyes of  Waco and Rogelio Reyes Jr. of Sulphur Springs and  Lily Reyes of Hewitt, 16 grandchildren,  mother Maria de Jesus Rodriguez, brothers Venancio Reyes Pantaleon Reyes and Beto Reyes.   

 

A Rosary will be held at 6:00 P.M.  Thursday, May 29, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home in Sulphur Springs and visitation will follow till 8:00 P.M.

 

A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at St. James Catholic Church in Sulphur Spring with Father Susai Avula and Deacon Jose Hernandez officiating. 

 

Interment will take place at a later date in Panteon Municipal de Damian Carmona, San Luis Potosi, Mexico with Alberto Guerrero, Ramiro Marquez, Jose Luis Cabral, Edgar Mancilla, Rojelio Reyes Jr., and Sergio Reyes serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Chase Reyes, Austin Reyes, Alex Mancilla, Josh Zuniga, and Venancio Reyes.

 

R.W. Owens & Son Funeral in Wolfe City in charge of arrangements

 

 

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Marshall Hurley

  

Marshall Harold Hurley of Sweeny, TX was born March 6, 1937, to Josiah Alonso “Lon” Hurley and Willie Annis Craig in Reilly Springs, TX.  His life on this earth ended unexpectedly on May 25, 2014.            

He began his adult life as a dairy farmer, but decided he couldn’t find a “five day a week cow”, so he began his career with his brother, Wayne, as a heavy equipment operator.  Shortly after, he started his career with Brown & Root as a heavy equipment operator, progressing to foreman and eventually general superintendent.  He traveled all over the United States through both work and family pleasure.  He was an excellent instructor to his kids, in-laws, grand kids and also to the people he employed.  He had lots of patience and would say “do the best that you can or don’t do it at all”.  He also said, “you could be anything you wanted to be,” and pushed his children to be the best at what they do.   He could build more with less than any other person the family knew.  He was very resourceful and never wanted to get rid of anything.  His visions became realities.            

He was preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife of 54 years, Jo Ann Friddle Hurley, his daughter, Pamela Jean Hurley, his granddaughter, Mika Kraemer, his parents, brothers, J.W., James Royal, Billy Joe, Wayne Craig and Tommy Ray Hurley and a sister Kathleen Hurley.            

He is survived by his three children, Vicki Kraemer (Mike) of Sweeny, Monte Hurley (Robin) of West Columbia and Gayla Oaks (Randy) of Sweeny, Seven grandchildren, Lashele Almonte, Thomas Kraemer, Matthew Kraemer, Randal Oaks, Kaylynn Neiman, Justin and Travis Hurley and ten great grandchildren, three sisters, Luvena Owens Sulphur Springs, Ima Jean Baxley of Sulphur Springs and Zelma Gaisbauer of Dallas and Numerous nieces and nephews.            

Pallbearers are Thomas Kraemer, Matthew Kraemer, Randal Oaks, Justin Hurley, Mike Gaisbauer and Chris Gaisbauer.             

Services will be held at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel, Thursday May 29, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with

Visitation Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m. May 28, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.            

He will be laid to rest at the Reilly Springs Cemetery, Reilly Springs, TX.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Joe Wesley Ridgell

 

Funeral service for Joe Ridgell, age 86, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at League Church of Christ with Steve Ridgell, Joe Don Ridgell and Jerry Savage officiating.

Pallbearers are Bobby Gilbreth, Justin Hebert, Charles Mann, Jr., Paul Ridgell, Erik Stanford and Rob Wacaster; Honorary Pallbearers are the League Street 39ers.

Visitation is 6 until 8 p.m., Tuesday at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Joe Ridgell died Sunday, May 25, 2014 at Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab. He was born in Prescott, Arkansas on May 1, 1928, the son of Herbert M. and Tennie House Ridgell.  He was a retired parts supervisor for LTV and owned and operated numerous Laundromats.            

Survivors include: His wife, Juanita Mann Ridgell of Sulphur Springs; a son, Steve Ridgell of Abilene; a daughter, Jan Frank of Greenville; Five grandchildren, Julie Gilbreth, Joe Don Ridgell, Christin Stanford, Amanda Frank and Jenna Frank; Great grandchildren are Anna, Andrew and Austin Ridgell, Jake and Avery Gilbreth and Kameron Muse.            

He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, Elsie Elmore, Bertie Brown Katie Pittman and Evelyn Hooks and one brother, Dick Ridgell.  

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

 

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Antoinette Butler

 

Funeral arrangements for Antoinette Butler of Quitman are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.            

Antoinette died Friday, May 23, 2014, at Rock Creek Health and Rehabilitation in Sulphur Springs.  

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Ruth Ivey

Ruth Marie Ivey, 90, of Rains County, passed away Thursday morning, May 22, at her home.  Funeral services are scheduled at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel in Emory on Tuesday, May 27, at 12:00 PM, with Bro. Joe Perkins officiating. 

Visitation will be held one hour prior from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM at the funeral home chapel.  Burial will follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Tyler. 


Ruth was born on November 18, 1923 in Tyler to J.D. and Lillie Lowe Human.  She married Thomas Jefferson Ivey on May 2, 1945 in Tyler. 
Ruth was a member of Emory Baptist Church.

 
Pallbearers:  Jason Bedell; Nathan Ivey; Solomon Ivey; Stephen Ivey; Mark Jeffers; and Dallas Morris.


Survivors include:  husband:  Jeff Ivey; sons:  Wayne Ivey and wife Louise of Rains County; and John Ivey and wife Kay of Files Valley; daughters:  Ruthie Wilson of Ames, IA; and Karen Fraser Moore and husband Paul of Quincy, IL; sister:  Johnnie Human of Tyler; grandchildren:  17; great-grandchildren:  many; great-great-granddaughter:  1; numerous other loving family and friends.


Preceded by:  parents; 1 granddaughter:  Jennifer Bedell in 1990; 1 brother:  Walter; 3 sisters:  Lucille, Sue and Joy.

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.


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Carolyn May

Funeral services for Carolyn May, age 71, of Yantis will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 26, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bill Wright officiating.

Interment will follow at Yantis Cemetery with Tommy Wayne Davis, Shannon Davis, Benjamin Saunders, Kyle Verner, and Rolando Lopez serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, May 25, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Carolyn passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014 in Tyler.  She was born on October 2, 1942 in Wood County the daughter of William Alton and Nellie Beth Massey Ogle. She married Billy Paul May and he preceded her in death in 1998. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. 

She is survived by daughters, Teresa Conger and husband Jace of Sunnyvale, TX, Paula Saunders and Larry Pickett of Watauga, TX, sisters, Martha Bland of Alexander, AR, Linda Nichols and husband Robert of Como, Patsy Davis and husband Tommy of Yantis. Grandchildren, Benjamin Paul Saunders, Shelbea Lynn Saunders, Colin Joseph Saunders, Jennifer Nguyen, and Haley Conger,  great-grandchildren, Tae Nguyen, and Jadalyn McKay Saunders, numerous nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, a brother, William Bill Ogle in 2009.

With deeply appreciation the family would like to say a special Thank You to Hospice of East Texas, you were not only there for our Mom but reached out with open arms, tender loving care, professional guidance and support at such a sad time in our life and for that we are forever grateful. I will always hold a special memory in my heart for all you did. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Hospice of East Texas 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75799. 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Robin Simoneaux

Funeral services for Robin Simoneaux, of Brashear, are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Robin passed away on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at her residence.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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John Thomas Brown

 

John Thomas Brown, 75, of Point, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Hospice of East Texas in Tyler. 

Funeral service will be held Sunday, May 25, at 3:00 PM, at Believers' Baptist Church in Emory, with Bro. Jason Rolen officiating. 

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service from 2:00-3:00 PM, at the church. 

Burial will follow at the Emory City Cemetery.  

Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 


John was born October 12, 1938 in Midland, to A.J. Oliver and Jewel Annette Blackburn Brown.  He married Donna Sheryl Ashley in Beaumont, on December 30, 1971. 
He retired from the Texas Army National Guard after 34 years; 4 years of which was active duty in the United States Army.


Survivors include his wife:  Donna Brown; daughters:  Angela Sandidge of Arlington; Tamara Burnett and husband Andy of Lindale; and Amy Brown of Point; son:  Michael Brown of Irving; sister:  Doris Wright of San Diego, CA; grandchildren:  Ashton and Kelli Davidson; and Colton, Grace, Alyssa and Ashlynn Burnett; great-grandson:  Shawn Bradley; numerous other loving family and friends.


Preceded by:  parents; 1 brother:  Harvey Brown; 1 sister:  Ann Deel

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Darrell Deaton

Funeral service for Darrell (Jabo) Deaton, 75, of Sulphur Bluff, will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 23, 2014 at Sulphur Bluff Baptist Church with Bro. Cecil McLeod and Bro. Robert Newsom officiating.

Interment will follow at Sulphur Bluff Cemetery with Roger Edge, Mike Dillard, David Foster, Keith Ogren, Joe Bob Self, Chris Bassham, Joey Dorner, Terry Goldsmith, Lonnie Taylor, and Jeremy Herman serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Patterson, James Waller, Pete Bassham, Jerry Bassham, Bert Dorner, and Bruce Fielden.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, May 22, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Darrell passed away on Monday, May 19, 2014 at Dubious Hospital of Paris. He was born on August 3, 1938 in Sulphur Bluff, the son of J.P. and Sybil (Hicks) Deaton. He married Carol Dillard on August 12, 1957 in Hugo, OK. She survives. He was a member of Sulphur Bluff Baptist Church and served as a Deacon and as Treasurer. In addition to his wife, he is also survived by son, Brad Deaton of Sulphur Springs, grandchildren, Carmen Dufrene and husband Bill of Sulphur Bluff, Courtney Mitchell of Austin, Ashley Deaton and Earnie Jackson of Sulphur Springs, great-grandchildren, Brady and Benton Dufrene, Jack and Rhett Jackson, son-in-law, W.O. Mitchell, Jr., brother, Benny Deaton, sister-in-law, Virginia Dillard of Dallas, sisters, June Bassham and husband James K., Sharon Cox and husband LeRoy, Jackie Elmore and husband Ray, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

CHe was preceded in death by his parents, infant son, Tommy Deaton, daughter, Angela Mitchell, grandson, Clay Mitchell, and sister, Jane Taylor.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Clay Mitchell Memorial Scholarship Fund at City National Bank, 201 Connally St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482, the Multiple Sclerosis Society at http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Donate, or the American Cancer Society at https://donate.cancer.org.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Lula Mae Fenter

 

Lula May Fenter, 81, of Royse City, formerly of Point, passed away Saturday, May 17, 2014, at her home. 

Funeral service scheduled for Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 1:00 PM, at First Baptist Church of Point.  Visitation 1 hour prior to service from 12:00 - 1:00 PM at the church.  Bro. Keith Cogburn officiating. 

Burial will follow in Memoryland Memorial Park in Greenville.  

Lula was born November 22, 1932 to Argie B. and Dellar May McBride White in Point.  She married Johnny Lee Fenter on August 5, 1950, in Point, he preceded her in death. 
She retired after working some 40+ years as office personnel at Sears & Roebuck Company in Dallas.  She had many friends who worked with her there.   She was a member of First Baptist Church in Point.

Survivors include:  Deborah Jean Wrobel, (Henry) of Canton; and Sheila Quinn Peoples (Ricky) of Canton Grandchildren:  Wendy Neal; Joshua Lee Patterson; and Jessep Peoples Great-grandchildren:  4

Preceded by:  Parents; 1 Grandson:  Donald Scott Norman in 1973

Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Laura Vanbibber

Funeral services for Laura Lynn VanBibber, age 46, of Emory will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 19, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Hansen Wakeman and Jason Rolen officiating. 

Interment will follow at Nelta Cemetery with Chase Jackson, Danny Wilburn, Jason Cunningham, Brandon Brown, Donny Foster, Mike Flippin, Joe Autry and Darren Renshaw serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of Hopkins House and Copper Home Health Care.

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

Laura passed away Thursday, May 15, 2014 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.  Laura was born on April 10, 1968 in Sulphur Springs, the daughter of Gary and Sarah (Clark) Stevens.  She married Russell VanBibber on October 8, 1990 in Commerce, TX.  He survives.   Laura was a certified nurses aid and a member of Believers Baptist Church in Emory. 

In addition to her husband she is survived by her parents, sister, Pam Weidman and husband David of Mt. Vernon, numerous nieces and nephews, and her babies, Willie, Tallie and CoCo. 

In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to Rains Youth Sports Association, P. O. Box 442, Emory, TX, 75440.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Jan Bivins

Funeral services for Jan Bivins, age 61, of Cumby will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 18, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Jimmy Henry officiating.

Interment will follow at Cumby Cemetery with Josh Gaines, Shannon Gaines, Barry Holman, Hayden Hollon, Heath Petty and Chris Radney serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, May 17, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Jan passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.  Jan was born on October 27, 1952 in Hopkins County the daughter of Barney Lee and Atha Lae (Petty) Gaines.  Jan worked as a teacher, teaching nurses at Paris Junior College.  She was a registered nurse at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.  She achieved her nurse practitioner license and worked in family health care at the Family Medical Association Clinic in Sulphur Springs.   She took care of countless patients at the nursing homes in Sulphur Springs and Emory. 

She is survived by sons, John Bivins and wife Halie of Colorado City, TX, James Bivins of San Angelo, TX, daughter, Joni Doty and husband Phillip of Colorado City, TX, granddaughter, Graceyn Bivins, brother, David Gaines of Cumby. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, Gerald Lee Gaines. 

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Ray Julian

Funeral Services for Ray Julian, age 92, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 17, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Neal Cochran officiating. 

Visitation will be from 9:00 to 10:00 one hour prior to the service. 

Military graveside honors by the Hopkins County Military Coalition will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Jeremy Herman, Jon-Gregory Watson, Kaleb Wallace, Colten Gregory and Chris Gibbins serving as pallbearers. 

Mr. Julian passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at his residence.  Mr. Julian was born on May 10, 1922 in Sulphur Bluff the son of John Willis and Myrtle (Chester) Julian.  He married Norma Gean Brown on June 2, 1946, she preceded him in death on January 3, 1993, he then married Betty Woodard Gregory on December 4, 1994, she survives. Mr. Julian served in the United States Navy during WWII and was assigned to the Merchant Marines in communication aboard cargo and tanker ships in both the European and Pacific Theaters.   Mr. Julian worked for Arco Gas & Oil as maintenance supervisor and retired after 33 years.  He was a member of First Baptist Church. 

In addition to his wife, Betty, he is survived by his children, Kenneth Julian of Sulphur Springs, Beverly McCord and husband Keith of Yantis, Mark Gregory of Sulphur Springs, Judd Gregory and wife Stephanie of Princeton, grandchildren, Jeffrey Ray Julian, Jr. of Sulphur Springs, Jeremy Herman and wife Kerry of Sulphur Springs, Scarlett Gibbins and husband Chris of Sulphur Springs, Jon-Gregory Watson of Sulphur Springs, Kaleb Wallace and wife Katie of Reilly Springs, Colten Gregory of Commerce, and Brittney Smith of Sulphur Springs, great-grandchildren, Lexie and Tori Moore, Jace Herman, Mollie Gibbins, Trace Watson, Fisher and Brailey Wallace, Peyton and Kylan Smith, sisters, Nadine Drake of Farmersville, Gay Nell Hopkins of Dallas, Melba Blount of Sulphur Springs, and brother, Hoyle Julian and wife Ann of Klondike.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sons, Jeffrey Ray Julian and Britt Gregory, siblings, Leroy, Maxine, Anita, Dale, Gale and Jay W.

In lieu of flowers the family request that memorials be made to the Hopkins County Military Coalition, c/o Commander Gene White, 147 Fore Street, Sulphur Springs, TX  75482. 

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Phyllis Weir

  

Funeral service for Phyllis Alberta Weir, age 84, of Sulphur Springs will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend C. J. Duffey and Reverend Paul Bailey officiating.  Grandsons will serve as Pallbearers with Robert Brown, Bennie Harris, Chance Fite, Jeff Sanderson and Wesley Jordan serving as Honorary Pallbearers.

Visitation is scheduled from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.            

Phyllis Weir died Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at Medical Center of Dallas.  She was born in Huntington, West Virginia on May 11, 1930 the daughter of Lee Chambers and Marie Swann Chambers.  She Married H. G. “Stokes” Weir, Jr. he preceded her in death in 1985.            

Survivors include: Three daughters Barbara Turner and husband Homer, Joyce Petrotta,  Lori Vaughn and husband Tim, three sons; Jack Crocker and wife Shirley, Steve Crocker and wife Julie,  Pat Weir and wife Joy; Grandchildren, Wesley Turner and wife Vicki, Jennifer Crocker, Mandy Raught and husband Eric, Brian Petrotta and wife Erin, Crystal Miller and husband JD Miller, Jamen Crocker and wife Ashley, Sheri O’Neal and husband Jeremy, Jack Crocker, Mitchell Vaughn and wife Kimberly, Sara West and husband Paul, Brian Vaughn and wife Caitlin, Steven Crocker and Katie Albrecht; Great Grandchildren, Joseph, Vicente and Gabrial Turner, Hallie, Izzabella and Christen Raught, Brooklin and Trenton Jordan, Iva Crocker, Savannah O’Neal, Harley and Jared Vaughn, and Roman Vaughn.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.
 

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Melissa Hood

Memorial services for Melissa Gail Hooks Hood will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 16, 2014 at Lake Highlands Baptist Church with Bro. Chad Calhoun and Bro. Pete McKeithen officiating.

Visitation will be from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. prior to service. Melissa passed away Monday, May 12, 2014 at Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab. She was born September 16, 1980 in Sulphur Springs to Larry and Linda (Shirley) Hooks. She married Patrick Hood on December 23, 2008, he survives. Melissa was a wonderful wife, mother, sister and friend. She was a member of Lake Highlands Baptist Church. She enjoyed working at Footsteps and Fingerprints preschool and at The Wesley House. Melissa had a very caring and loving spirit.

In addition to her husband she is survived by her children, Cody and Taylor Hood of Sherman and Sulphur Springs, and Jamal and Tyler Hood of Sulphur Springs, sister Monica Tapley and husband Tim, mother and father in-law Adam and Mandie Hood, brothers and sisters in-law, Milton, Wade, and Tina Howard, Terri (Hood) Boyd, Steve, Marcus, and LaTonya Hood. Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

 

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Joyce Nix

 

Joyce Marie Smith-Nix’s Journey began on July 12, 1959 in Hopkins County Memorial Hospital to her parents, Durwood and Clara Smith. She grew up in the “big” town of Como and graduated from Como-Pickton High School.  Joyce was a mischievous, blonde headed, little girl. When she was around two, Durwood and Clara had bought her a red velveteen Christmas dress. One day while wearing it, her dad looked up and saw Joyce running straight for the dog’s large water bowl. She jumped in and started screaming “I’m pooning.” When she was five, her brother, Joe Michael “Butch” Smith was born. In fact, Joyce was responsible for her brother’s nickname. Joyce stood over her brother’s crib, tickled his chin and said “Butchie, Butchie, Butchie boy.” As she became old enough to the drive, the fun seemed to get a little more exciting. Her parents owned a green Plymouth and for some reason they allowed her to drive to town for an errand with her young brother. Apparently, a boy that liked Joyce was close by. Trying to show off, she took a curve too fast and ran straight into a culvert and a tree. She knocked the front end off of the car. Butch yelled, “Let’s get out of here.” They abandoned the car and her father was left to clean up the mess. Needless to say, Joyce had fun and exciting teenage years.

Joyce had a natural beauty that is evidenced by the pictures of her high school days. Her parents tell the stories of walking into restaurants and other places and every man in the room would turn their heads to see her. If her beauty didn’t capture your attention, her loving personality sure did. Her high school friends, which now call each other the “Blah Blahs” have many fond stories to share about their times together.

In 1978, at the age of 18, Joyce gave birth to twin daughters, Jennifer Marie Smith-Hawkins and Jeana Michelle Smith-Penny. It was actually not until she went into labor that Joyce knew she was carrying twins. Her doctor had told her she was having a BIG baby boy. Her nurse, Pam McGregor from Como, was listening to the heart beat and found 2 separate heartbeats.  Can you imagine the shock in the delivery room? Joyce cried and said, "I can't take care of twins by myself."  But oh how she cared for her twins!  Joyce loved her twin girls with everything she had. She used to tell a story of how she was driving with her daughters in the back seat, and she thought to herself, “I’m responsible for these girls’ lives.” She gave her girls a life of honesty, openness, and unconditional love. Though her daughters will tell you she was strict and demanded a lot from them, all the high school kids she had in class thought she was the coolest teacher on campus. Joyce often used the motto “Do as I say, not as I did” with when raising her girls. Joyce worked hard to take care of her daughters.  Although there were times that bologna sandwiches and cereal were the only things to eat, they were a happy family.

In the summer of 1985, Joyce met her knight in shining armor. One night while out with Jackie Nix-Hudson, her now sister-in-law, she ran into Ronnie Nix. She motioned at him to come over and Ronnie, being a smart man, quickly complied by hurdling his long legs over a couch to get to her. That night they danced to “You Are My Lady” and that sealed the deal. It was love at first dance. On January 30, 1987 Joyce and Ronnie were married and began a life of memories. Although the years when Ronnie worked at the coalmine were a little tough, Joyce always worked hard to put supper on the table every night.

Joyce had many jobs throughout her life, but one of her favorites was working at Sulphur Springs High School. She was able to touch so many lives and helped hundreds of students with her testimony. Suzy Moffat, a long-time teacher at SSHS, often stated that Joyce was the most amazing example to her kids of how to overcome adversity and be victorious. The Lord used her journey numerous times to speak into the lives of kids in a way that only someone who has walked through the fire can.

Evie Kattes, another long time teacher at SSHS, shared that when Joyce became an administrative assistant she was the “do a little of EVERYTHING” person in charge. Staff members, students and friends often crowded into her office for advice, for conversation, and for laughs. Her office was the hub of the school. Joyce loved everyone and was a "momma" to so many people.

In 2000, Joyce found out she was going to be a first time grandmother. She was so excited she had to pull her car over and cry when Jennifer called to tell her the news. Her heart was so big that God blessed her with five grandbabies to love. Hanna Marie, Bryce Matthew, Gracie Anne, Trinity Faith and Emmy Reese have a lifetime of memories of an amazing “Granny.”  It was also in 2000 when Joyce sacrificially decided to leave her job at the high school and take care of her grandson because he was born premature. She didn’t want anyone else trying to take care of him, and no one else could have done it with such an abundance of love and care. In 2001, Joyce and Ronnie decided to embark on a new adventure and opened a sewing and alterations shop in Sulphur Springs, Texas. So began her legacy of Creations by Joyce. So many people counted on her for their sewing and alterations needs which helped her business grow into a success. However, her shop was not just about business, she constantly had people come and sit just to talk to her. Joyce was a mentor to so many people because she always knew exactly what to say in any situation. People always knew exactly where they stood with her because she was brutally honest and told them how it was. It was always truth but it was because she cared.

In 2011, Joyce was diagnosed with a kidney tumor. She underwent surgery to remove the tumor and the scare was over. However, in December of 2013 Joyce was diagnosed with liver cancer and together she and Ronnie started the toughest battle of their lives. Joyce decided to fight, and to fight hard for her life. She fought for her family, for her two daughters, and for her five grandbabies. Even in her sickness she had the amazing ability to make people laugh.   During one of her hospital stays, surrounded by friends and family, she serenaded them with "I'm Sexy and I Know It".

On Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Joyce’s journey came to an end when she lost her battle to liver cancer. She died in her home in Reilly Springs. Her last days were spent surrounded by many people that loved her. Her loved ones will continue to share her memories and her legacy for years to come. Joyce may not be physically with us any longer, but her spirit will live on. She loved “big”, and it is this “big love” that will keep her memories of love, laughter, and devotion alive forever. She will always be remembered. She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Ronald Nix. Parents Durwood and Clara Smith. Twin daughters and their husbands, Jeana and Chris Penny of Sulphur Springs and Jennifer and Bryan Hawkins of Chandler, Texas. Five beautiful grandbabies, Hanna, Gracie, Trinity, Bryce and Emmy. Her brother and sister-in-law, Butch and Kari Smith and a nephew K.C. Smith. Sister and brother-in-law, Jackie Nix Hudson and Troy Stout. Nieces Shanna McGill and Misty Sheperd and great nieces and nephews Aaron Chennault, Shayla Kuhl, and Sam Sheperd.

A special thank you to Jennifer Murray, Laura Mitchell, Stephanie Martin, Dr. Horne, Stacy McLarry, Donna and Lynn Luttrell, Shanna McGill, Jackie Nix Hudson, and Heart to Heart Hospice employees, Renee, Kelli, Gaila, Lisa, Jim, and John.

 

Funeral services for Joyce will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 16, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with James Diamond officiating.

Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Mike Bowman, David Gulley, Dave Funderburk, Donnie Powers, Troy Stat, Aaron Chennault, and K.C. Smith serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Cooksey, Macky Maxwell, and the Blah Blah Sisters.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, May 15, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society at https://donate.cancer.org/index



Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Anna Catherine Tallant

Anna Catherine Tallant went to be with her Savior on Mother’s Day, May 11, 2014. She was surrounded by her loving family in her final days. She was of the Baptist faith, enjoyed nature, birds, and her flowers, and adored her grandchildren. Cathy faced each battle with her multiple sclerosis with determination and bravery.

Service to celebrate the life and memory of Cathy will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 17, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will follow at the Reilly Springs Cemetery.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, May 16, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

Cathy was born to Merle Frazier White and Jesse Gilbert (JG) White on May 4, 1947 in Sulphur Springs, Texas.

Father, JG White and brother, Keith White preceded her in death.

She is survived by her mother, Merle Frazier White of Sulphur Springs, daughter, Elaine Wells and spouse Jeff Wells of Sulphur Springs, son John Dwayne Tallant and spouse Tina Douglas Tallant of Winona. Grandchildren, whom she loved dearly, Marcus Wells, Michael Wells and special friend Ashlee Hall, Katelyn Tallant, Brendan Tallant, Garrett Wells, and Brody Wells, and cousin W.G. White.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at http://www.nationalmssociety.org/donate


Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Georgia Hancock

Graveside service for Georgia Mae Hancock, 72, of Emory, will be held Friday, May 16, 2014, at 1:00 pm at Lake Fork Cemetery. Rev. Jason Rolen will officiate. 

Visitation will be at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home on Thursday evening, 6:00 until 8:00 pm.

Mrs. Hancock died at her home on Wednesday, just before noon. She was born Aug. 20, 1944, in Littlefield, to Hurchel Naron and Alma Jane Cummins Tapley. She married Danny Hancock, in Las Vegas. She was a homemaker, artist, art teacher, along with many other titles... but, the most important role she played, was  Mother to her children, and Grandmother to her grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Wherever she lived, she was most involved in all activities of her church. She was active in Believers Baptist Church where she worked with the youth in the Awana program, and any place else she was needed. She was the spiritual lifeline to all of her family.

Survivors include: Husband, Danny Hancock, of Emory Sons:  Neal Hancock (Ann) of Emory and Chris Hancock of Conroe Sister:  Jane Tapley Byers (Clinton) of Littlefield Grandchildren:  Nick Hancock, Katie Hancock, Trey McGee, Amanda Serrato, Zachary Hancock, Racheal Hancock, and Dray Hancock Great-grandchildren:  Al Smith, and Charlie Serrato Numerous other loving family and friends

Preceded in death by: Parents, 1 Daughter, Rhonda Lynn McGee in 2004; 1 Brother, Doyle Tapley; and 1 sister, Gladys Tapley Robinson   

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to:
Autumn Wood Hospice Care   
121 E. Frank St.
Grand Saline, TX  75140

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.


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Sam Jumper, Jr.

Sam Jumper,Jr., age 87 of Mt. Vernon, passed away on Monday, May 12, 2014, at his residence. 

Visitation will be Wednesday, May 14 from 6 to 8 pm.


The funeral service will be on Thursday, May 15, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at the Sam B. Harvey Funeral Home Chapel. 

Interment will follow at Friendship Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Samm B. Harvey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.



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Ronald Friddle

A graveside service for Ronald Friddle, age 68, of Sulphur Springs will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at Greenpond Cemetery with Reverend Michael Coker and Reverend Edgar Clements officiating, and Hunter Manson, John Watson Jr., Larry Watson, Mark A. Friddle, Paul Ray Friddle, Jr.,  Blake Friddle and Gary Friddle serving as pallbearers.

Visitation is scheduled for 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.          

Ronald Friddle died Sunday, May 11, 2014 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.  He was born in Hopkins County on November 23, 1945, the son of C. B. Friddle and Frances Drucille Harris Friddle.  He was a retired Manager of Food Services.           

Survivors include: daughter, Candy Roberson-Manson of Sulphur Springs, sisters, Elaine Bentley and Jo Nell Watson of Sulphur Springs, brothers, Dan Friddle, Paul Friddle and Harold Friddle all of Sulphur Springs, and Mark Friddle of Yantis, grandchildren; Hunter Manson, Parker Follis and Bailee Follis.          

He was preceded in death by a brother Dwight Friddle and a sister Bonnice Friddle.  

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

 

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Danny Jones

Funeral service for Daniel “Danny” Melton Jones, Jr., 65, of Frankston, TX, will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, May 16, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will follow at Black Oak Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, May 15, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Jones passed away on Friday, May 9, 2014 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home

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Allen Seymore

Funeral services for Allen DeWayne Seymore, Sr., age 62, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, May 15, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev.  Jerry Clements and Rev. John Hailey officiating. 

Interment will be at 2:00 p.m., Th

ursday, May 15, 2014 at the Dallas/Ft. Worth National Cemetery with Larry Layton, Carlos Barela, David Goolsby, John Haley, Steve Anderson, Jason Birchfield and Nickolas Seymore serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Tully and Christopher Seymore.  Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Mr. Seymore passed away Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.  Mr. Seymore was born on June 7, 1951 in Abilene, TX, the son of Charles Edward and Billie (Henderson) Seymore.  Mr. Seymore was a veteran of the Vietnam War and served in the United States Army.  He then went to work for the United States Postal Service.

 He is survived by children, April Seymore Dossett and husband Jody of Rockwall, Tammy Husband of Greenville, Allen DeWayne Seymore, Jr. and wife Angela of Paris, TX, Melony Rowan and husband Kenneth of Rockwall, TX, Richard Seymore and wife Amanda of Illinois, sister Suzie Herman of Lake Fork, TX, grandchildren, Christopher and Nickolas Seymore, Riley Husband, Taylor and Kadence Seymore, Kenzie and Markie Rowan, Riley and Conner Seymore. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Cathy Jo Scott.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Bobby Dean Granger

Funeral services for Bobby Dean Granger, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with Tapp Funeral Home.

Mr. Granger passed away on Monday night, May 12, 2014, at his residence.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Gene Brown

Funeral service for Gene D. Brown, age 80, of Como will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 16, 2014 at First Baptist Church of Como with Brother B. J. Teer officiating. Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers, with Great grandchildren serving as Honorary Pallbearers.

Visitation is scheduled for one hour before the service at the church.            

Gene Brown died Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at Mission Manor Nursing Home in Mt. Vernon.  He was born in Fulton, AR., on December 25, 1933 the son of James Woody Brown and Georgia Taylor Brown.  He was a retired from the United States Air Force and a former Deputy with the Hopkins County Sheriff Office.            

Survivors include: His wife, Alice Brown of Como, two sons Gene Brown, Jr. and wife Vaundalee of Dike and James  “Jay” Brown and wife Kathy of Montalba; two brothers, James Woody Brown, Jr. of Texarkana and Irvin Blankenbaker and wife Patsy of Tucson, AZ; Eight grandchildren, Josh Brown, Matt Brown, Gene Brown III, Sevena Brown, Allen Ward, Heather Kelly, Michael Copeland and Angela Lachney; and seventeen Great Grandchildren and three Great Great Grandchildren.            

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and one brother.  

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Clay Mitchell

Funeral services for Clay Deaton Mitchell, age 19, of Sulphur Bluff will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at the Sulphur Bluff High School Gym with Dr. Cecil McLeod, Rev. Mike Eason and Rev. Robert Newsom officiating.

Interment will follow at Sulphur Bluff Cemetery with Cole Mitchell, Ty Oliver, Markus Bassham, Tel Pitcock, Joe Bob Self, Keith Ogren, Will Wilson, and Wade Juarez serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the 2013 Graduating Class of Sulphur Bluff High School, Don Sapaugh, Lee Pogue, Ryan Glenn, Colt Glenn, Colt Hernes, Blake Irwin, and Tyler Raine.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home. Clay passed away Friday, May 9, 2014. Clay was born on September 23, 1994 in Paris, TX, the son of W. O. Mitchell, Jr. and Angela (Deaton) Mitchell. Clay was a 2013 graduate of Sulphur Bluff High School, he went to Clarendon College where he received a degree in 2014 for ranch and feedlot operations. Clay worked at Sulphur Bluff Ranch and was a member of Sulphur Bluff Baptist Church and he loved to rope, play sports and spend time with family and friends.

Clay is survived by his father, sisters, Courtney Mitchell of Austin, Carmen Dufrene and husband Bill of Sulphur Bluff, aunts and uncles, Brad Deaton of Sulphur Springs, John Mitchell and Laura of Pickton, Anida Reed and husband Greg of Como and Eva Froneberger and husband Johnny of Sulphur Springs, nephews Brady and Benton Dufrene, grandparents, Carol and Darrell Deaton, and numerous aunts and uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his mother, grandparents, Oran and Janice Mitchell, Sr.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Clay Mitchell Scholarship Fund at City National Bank, 201 Connally St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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A.J. Campbell

Military Graveside Funeral Services, under the direction of Hopkins County Military Collation  for A.J. Campbell, age, 90, of Sulphur Springs will be 11:00 am, Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at North Hopkins Cemetery with Bro. Tommy Hall and Bro. Andy Comer officiating. With Gene Clark, Gerald Heard, Monty Tipps, Brad Millsap, Rusty Schulz  and members of the Rebecca Memorial Sunday School Class of Davis Street Baptist Church serving as Honorary Pallbearers.          

Visitation will be 6 till 8 pm, Monday, May 12, 2014 at Murray- Orwosky Funeral Home.      

A.J. Campbell passed away on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at his residence. He was born in Peerless on December 17, 1923 the son of Richard and Willie Vick Campbell. He married Era Mell Anderson on June 9, 1945 in Sulphur Springs. He served in the United States Army during WWII. He worked for many years for Pratt Packing Company and the retired from the Texas Department of Transportation. He was a lifetime member of Davis Street Baptist Church.            

Survivors include: wife, Era Mell Campbell of Sulphur Springs; daughter, Judy Temples of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Larry J. Temples, Lana Schulz, and Lisa Millsap; great grandchildren, Lacey Bloom, Colby Temples, Harlee Schulz, Hanna Schulz, Hattie Schulz, Gavin Millsap, Maddie Millsap, Mayer Millsap and Gunner Millsap; great-great grandchild, Landry Bloom.     

He was preceded in death by parents, son-in-law, Mike Temples, sisters, Cecil McDonald, Ellen Fouse and Mary Campbell.       

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

 

 

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Ava Woolsey

A graveside service for Ava Lou Woolsey, age 74, of Wylie will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 12, 2014 at Nelta Cemetery with Mark Carter officiating and Ronnie Roberts, Mike Mohn, Jobie Woolsey, James Woolsey, Jr., Antonio Mendoza and Ross Scott serving as pallbearers.

Visitation is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. before the service at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Ava Woolsey passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at her residence.  She was born in Sulphur Springs on June 11, 1939, the daughter of Floyd Thomas Jobe and Grace Argenbright.  She married Jack Woolsey in Clovis, NM on June 13, 1955. He preceded her in death in 2007. 

           

Survivors include:  two daughters, Kathy Woolsey Lites of Murphy and Debra Woolsey Daniel of Hooks; three sons, Jackie Woolsey, Jr. of Lake Dallas, Jobie Woolsey of Flower Mound and James Woolsey, Jr. of Wylie; grandchildren; Candice Roberts and Ronnie, Laura Mendoza and Antonio, Lanie Foote, Niki Simonton, Natasha Lozano, Amber Thompson, Ashley Hill and Mike, Audrey Woolsey, Desiree Foote and Miracle Lites, twelve great grandchildren and one sister, Mamie Sue Little of Sulphur Springs. 

           

She was preceded in death by a sister, Juanita Adams, two brothers, Kenneth “Jobie” Jobe and Roy Leon Jobe.

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

           

 

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Joe Kenneth Peek

 Graveside Funeral Services for Joe Peek, age 58 of Sulphur Springs will be held 1:00 pm, Friday, May 9, 2014 at Brashear Cemetery with Bro, David Burns officiating. With Dusty McIllwain , Jimmy Dale Fite, Michael Eastman and Colby Peek  serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be 6 till 8 pm, Thursday, May 08, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.   

Joe Kenneth Peek passed away on May 7, 2014 at his residence. He was born on March 7, 1956 in Sulphur Springs the son of Guy and Mary Jo Peek.     

Survivors include: Daughters, Joanna Green of Sulphur Springs, and Christie Poe of Sulphur Springs; son, Tony Glenn Peek of Sulphur Springs; mother, Mary Jo Peek of Sulphur Springs; brothers, Horace Peek of Grand Praire, Larry Don Peek of Sulphur Springs, and James Ronald Peek of Riley Springs; sister, Mary Evelyn Peek of Cypress; numerous grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.    

He was preceded in death by his father, Guy Peek; sisters, Linda Sue Eastman and Brenda Kay McGee.  

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Kenneth Ivey

Graveside Funeral Services for Ken Ivey, age 74 of Sulphur Springs will be 11:00 am, Friday, May 9, 2014 at Sulphur Springs City Cemetery with Rev. Paul Pogue officiating. With Mike Garner, Kenny Ivey, Chuck Bannister, Jeremy Garner, Justin Garner and Brian Sartin serving as Pallbearers.

No formal visitation.      

 Kenneth Ray Ivey passed away on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at his residence. He was born in Wolf City on July 24, 1939 the son of Sam and Flora Mayfield Ivey. He married Carol Ann Boatwright on January 12, 1979 in Hugo, OK.  He was a retired Truck Driver and a member of the New Beginnings Fellowship Church.      

Survivors include: wife, Carol Ivey of Sulphur Springs; sons, Kenny Ivey and wife, Keesha of Sulphur Springs, Mike Garner and wife, Tammy of Mt. Vernon, Chuck Bannister and wife, Sonya of Irving; brother, Ed Ivey of Dallas, sister, Ethel McKay of Wolfe City; grandchildren, Katelin Ivey, Kohlson Ivey, Kenzie Ivy,  Kaycee Ivey, Chelsie Garner, Justin Garner, Jagger Garner, Jeremy Garner and Braylee Garner; great grandchildren, Abbie Garner and Caleb Garner.    

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Brad Garner; brothers, Tommy Ivey, Tony Ivey and Thurell Ivey and sisters, Berniece Steen, and Mamie White

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Donald Eugene McPhearson

A graveside service for Donald Eugene McPherson, of Terrell will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 9, 2014 at Mt. Sterling Cemetery.

           

There will be no formal visitation

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

           

 

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Steve Evans

Steve Evans, 65, of Commerce passed away on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

Steve was born in Leesville, LA., on August 27, 1948, to Bobbie Fisher Evans and John L. Evans.  He was married to Beverly Marie Wilson Evans for a wonderful 30 years. Steve was a retired grounds keeper for Texas A & M University in Commerce.  In Steve's free time, he loved to wash and clean cars and trucks

Survivors include his wife, Beverly; his son, Marcus J. Wilson of Allen; his daughter, Lindsey M. Evans of Commerce; his five grandsons: Kamden Wilson, Myles Wilson, Konner Wilson, Landon Evans and Logan Evans; his four brothers: Fred Evans of Moss Bluff, LA., Shadrach Evans of Houston, Meshach Evans of Dallas and Shana Kia Evans of Houston; and, his two sisters: Kia Shana Howard of Houston and Ka-Shanna Banks of Houston.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, John Lorne Evans.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at 11:00 A.M. at Mount Moriah Baptist Church with Rev. Billy Hall officiating and Rev. Leon Harrison as eulogist.

Pallbearers wil be Chris Winston, Leonard Harrison, Fabian Fields Sr., Fabian Fields Jr., Maurise Ford and Lawrence Neal.

Honorary pallbearers will be Wesley Monroe, Johnny Green, Bob Harrison and Billy Crosby.

Interment will follow at Rosemound Cemetery.   Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home of Commerce.

 

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Delores Goode

Funeral service for Delores Northcutt Goode, age 71, of Lone Oak, will be held Saturday, May 10, 2014, at 11:00 am, at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel, in Emory.  Bro. Robert Burns will officiate. 

Visitation will be at 10:00 am, one hour prior to service time at the funeral home.

Ms Goode died at her residence Tuesday morning. She was born June 3, 1942, in Emory, to Virgil and Bessie Yancy Northcutt. She worked for and retired from L-3 in Greenville.  She worked as an electronic assembler.

Survivors include: Son:  Ronnie Morgan (Cathy) of Point Daughter:  Jamie Gale of Lone Oak Sister-in-law:  Sherry Northcutt of Ben Wheeler Grandchildren:  Eric Raymond, Deric Raymond, and Lance Morgan Great-grandchildren:  2; and Numerous other loving family and friends.

Preceded in death by:  parents; 1 daughter, Regina Kay Morgan in 1961; 2 brothers, J.T. Northcutt and Glen Northcutt.

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Elzie Stephens

Military graveside services for Elzie Stephens, age 85, of Yantis, will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 9, 2014 at Yantis Cemetery with Jeremy Durig officiating.   

David Folmar, Jason Folmar, Bryan Stephens, Garrett Stephens, Stephen Christian, David Christian and Clayton Christian will serve as Pallbearers. 

Visitation is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 8, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel            

Elzie Stephens passed on Monday, May 5, 2014 at Home Place Hospice of East Texas in Tyler He was born in Yantis on September 12, 1928, the son of Ruben Jarrell and Artie Lee (Wright) Stephens.  He proudly served in the United States Army in the Korean Conflict. He retired after 32 years from LTV Aerospace in Grand Prairie.  He was a 57 year master mason of Masonic Lodge in Yantis and Order of the Eastern Star in Quitman.            

Survivors include:  Two daughters, Debbi Stephens Folmar Booth and husband Don of Fort Smith, AR and Dale Stephens Woods Mattison and husband Mickie of Sulphur Springs; three sons, Ronnie Stephens and wife Kim of Yantis, Randy Stephens and Robert Stephens of Louisiana; two sisters, Dorothy Yarborough and  Lottie Jean Tullis both of Yantis; grandchildren, Jimmy David Folmar, Janice DeAnna Folmar Stone, Jason Dale Folmar, Gary Woods, Krystal Woods, Bryan David Stephens, Garrett Lane Stephens, Avery Loren Stephens; and six great-grandchildren, Lane, Charlotte, Jolie, Zackery, Meredith and Blake; numerous nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews.            

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Ruben Gail Stephens and Johnie Tom Stephens.

 

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Carrie Martin

A funeral service for Carrie Martin, age 86, of Conroe, formerly of Sulphur  Springs, will be conducted  at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel with Judge Robert Newsom officiating. 

Interment will follow at North Hopkins Cemetery, with Grandchildren and Great grandchildren serving as Pallbearers.    

Visitation is scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, 2014            

Carrie Martin passed away Saturday, May 3, 2014 at her residence.  She was born in Palestine on August 27, 1927, the daughter of Emory Earl Johnson Sr. and Vera Mildred Smith.  She married William Charles Martin Sr. on March 1, 1944. He preceded her in death in 1998.  She was a retired Dairy Farmer owner.             

Survivors include:  two daughters, Elizabeth Jackson of Conroe and Carolyn Nabors of Cooper; grandchildren, Chris Jackson, Julie Johnson, Martin Nabors and Fletcher Nabors; great grandchildren, Taylor Jackson, Blake Jackson, Jordyn Johnson,  Ryan Johnson, Jackson Bell, Hudson Nabors and Jentry Nabors.            

She was preceded in death by her son, William Charles Martin, Jr.; great grandson, Cade Johnson; two sisters, Jeanie Bourland and Billie Williamson and brother, Emory Earl “Buddy” Johnson, Jr.  

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Derrell Matthews

“We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him.”

Derrell was born July 9, 1927 in Ridgeway, Texas the oldest son of Will and Addie Matthews.  During the depression years times were difficult for the growing family and work was scarce around Weaver, Texas.  The family lived in a wooden boxcar near the railroad station house where Will worked.  But the family was close knit and back then the neighbors were friends and helped one another.  Derrell loved to walk, fish and camp out with his father in the nearby creeks. 

 

Derrell took a job with the Western Union Company when he was just fifteen.   He was sent to Gypsum, Kansas to build telegraph lines.  He also built lines in Missouri, Colorado & Texas.  He stayed with Western Union for 46 ½ years until his retirement September 29, 1989 holding many jobs with increasing responsibility within the Company headquarters in Dallas after the war.

 

Derrell joined the Army and served from April 1946 to his honorable discharge as a Corporal in October 1947.  He met his future wife, Laquita (Kita) McDonald on a bus ride from Dallas back to visit his family in Weaver.  Kita and Derrell were married January 29, 1949 and were blessed with three children, Sarah Beth, Debra Kay and Stephen Glen.  After retirement, Derrell and Kita moved back to Hopkins County and lived near Sulphur Springs for the remainder of their lives. 

 

Derrell was most proud of his born again relationship with his Savior Jesus Christ.  Derrell faithfully served as a deacon at Elm Ridge Church in Como, Texas.  He was also thankful that he lived to see and experience the saving faith of his three children and many of his grandchildren. 

 

‘“If you confess with your mouth that “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”’  “Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame.”

 

Proceeded in death by his parents Will and Addie Matthews, wife Laquita Matthews, sisters Ellen Matthews and Bobbie Parris, and brother Roy Matthews.

 

Derrell Matthews is survived by his children: Sarah and husband John Stelzer; Debra Kay and husband Rodney Clinard; and Stephen and wife Gina Matthews.  Grandchildren: Jeremy Clinard, Joseph Stelzer, Jason Stelzer, Rebecca Stelzer, Josh Stelzer, Zachary Matthews and Addie Matthews.  Great-grandchildren:  Lilly Stelzer and Grace Stelzer.  Sister: Mollie White and Brothers: Leo Matthews and Benny Matthews.

 

Derrell and his entire family have been especially blessed by the love and devotion of Brenda. We love you and thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at Elm Ridge Church with Bro. Rick Higgins officiating. Military graveside honors by the Hopkins County Military Coalition will follow at Woodland Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, May 5, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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James A. "Jimmy" Griffin

A memorial service for James A. "Jimmy" Griffin, age 64, of Cooper and formerly of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, May 4, 2014, at Crimson River Cowboy Church.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the church.

Jimmy passed away on Thursday, May 1, 2014, following a lengthy illness.

Jimmy was a 1968 graduate of Sulphur Springs High School and the son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Pinky Griffin of Sulphur Springs. He was a longtime employee of the U.S. Soil Conservation Service, in Sulphur Springs.

Private cremation arrangements are being held.

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Clessy Howard

Funeral service for Clessy Dane William Howard, 12, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 5:00 p.m., Monday, May 5, 2014 at The Way Bible Church with Bro. Joel Tiemeyer officiating.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, May 4, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Clessy passed away on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at his residence. He was born on February 7, 2002 to Michael and Genny Maynard Howard.

He is survived by his parents, brothers, Dayton, Robbie, and Joey Howard, Nathaniel Waldrop, sisters Alexis and Kaylee Howard, grandparents, Judy Maynard, Lynette Howard, Gary and Sherry Maynard, all of Sulphur Springs.

He was preceded in death by sister, Kodi Dawn.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

 

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Bob Lee Kendall

Bob Lee Kendall, 42, of Sulphur Springs, passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2014 in Sulphur Springs.  

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, May 3, 2014 in the Oaklawn Cemetery in Cooper.  Rev. C. J. Duffey will be officiating.

Interment will follow under the direction of the Delta Funeral Home.  

The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.  

Mr. Kendall was born in Bellville, Kansas on February 27, 1972.  He had worked at a farm equipment manufacturing plant and had served in the National Guard.  

He is survived by his parents, Denise and William Brantley of Sulphur Springs, his partner, Katie Lovell of Winner, South Dakota, a daughter, Chloe Kendall of Winner, South Dakota, and two sisters, Karri Kerby of Brashear, and Shara Scott of Royce City.

Arrangements are with Delta Funeral Home.

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Peggy Attlesey Wright

Peggy Reese Wright died just after 10 p.m. on April 28. Peggy had recently celebrated her 81st birthday, and was surrounded by her loving family in her final days.

Peggy was born to Elsdon Maurice Attlesey and Eleanor Robbie Attlesey on April 18 of 1933 in Reilly Springs, Texas.

On Nov. 2, 1951, she married the love of her life, the Rev. James Walter Wright, who says he knew he had found the woman he would marry the moment he met her. He held her hand as she passed on to be with the Lord after 62 years of marriage.

As the wife of a pastor, Peggy dedicated her life to Christ. During her husband’s sermons, home visits and other church duties, she never left his side, always expressing compassion and faith both in her love for James and for the Lord. Wherever God called James to lead, Peggy followed, always singing in her signature alto in the church choir as they traveled to Oklahoma, New Mexico, Wyoming, Kentucky and Arizona in service of the Lord, before finally settling back in Texas for good. Peggy’s singing did not stop at church, however. Wherever she went, her family recalled, she encouraged them to harmonize and sing along to her favorite hymns, especially on car rides.

Always putting her family first, Peggy was a meticulous provider. At the grocery store, she insisted upon traversing every aisle to make sure she had every item she needed. She frequently cooked meals for her children and grandchildren, and spent time with family playing dominoes and watching her favorite television soap operas. She will be sorely missed for all of this, but also for her kind heart, relentless courage and perseverance through years of medical issues, and sense of humor, which was easily understood by everyone who knew and loved her, even though she could rarely get to the punch line of a joke without crying from laughter.

Peggy is survived by her husband, James, her sister, Liba Williams, daughters, Debbie England and Cindy McKee-Burch, grandchildren Melissa Hervey, Mark Wilson, Matthew McKee and Megan and Ashley Mahoney, great-granddaughter Hayden Hervey, nieces Lori Williams and Kristi Plumer, and great nieces Ellie and Sophie Plumer.

The viewing is scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday, May 5 in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church Mesquite, 127 E. Kimbrough, Mesquite, Texas, with the funeral service immediately following at 2 p.m.

Her body will be interred at the Reilly Springs Cemetery at 6 p.m.


 

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Harold D. Finley

Harold David Finley, 77, of Cumby passed away on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in Sulphur Springs.

Harold was born in Branom Community on November 1, 1936, to Ruth Evans Finley and Fred Stewart Finley. He was retired from the United States Postal Service. Greenville Branch. Harold was a proud United States Army veteran.

Survivors include his daughters:  Julie Boles of Birthright and Sandi Williamson and husband Robbie of Sulphur Springs; his brother, Mike Finley and wife Barbara of Branom Community; his sister, Kay Sowell and husband Roger of Branom Community; 4 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 3 nieces; and, 3 great-nieces.

Graveside services with Military Honors will be conducted on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Ridgeway Cemetery in Ridgeway, Texas.  Bro. Terry Bryan will officiate.

Visitation will be conducted on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home in Commerce.  

Arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home of Commerce.

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Patsy Bennett

 

Funeral service for Patsy June Adams Walker Bennett, 84, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 2, 2014 at League Street Church of Christ.

Interment will follow at Sulphur Springs City Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, May 1, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Patsy June Adams Walker Bennett passed away peacefully on April 28, 2014 blessed with a long and fruitful life that she enjoyed immensely. She loved her work, and she loved her special ed kids. She adored her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. And she loved her friends.

Many years ago, Patsy said she wanted her Honorary Pallbearers to be women. They are Patsy Bolton, Mary Cable, Nell Furney, Linda Bennett, Shirley Moore, Sharron Rainey, Shelley McDowell, Colette Stepp, Lillian Thompson, Dorothy Nichols, and all of her longstanding "buds".

Patsy was a woman with a lot of style and some swagger. Decorating her homes was a joyful passion for her; she enjoyed dressing up, being creative, and she was a good cook –cooking for her children and grandchildren and sometimes telling us it was time to go to our own homes.

Patsy was born January 26, 1930 at home on Blake Corner in the Russell, Oklahoma community to Courtes Sylvester Adams and Tiny Rebecca Davidson Adams. She was an only child growing up on a cotton and wheat farm. She attended Centralvue community school, graduating as valedictorian and then attended Oklahoma A&M in Stillwater. She was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority and met Wes Walker a Farm House Fraternity student from Freedom, Oklahoma. They married in 1951 and moved to the ranch on the Cimarron River where Valorie and Clay were born. Their small home was pretty far from the main road, and it was a pretty exciting trip to go to Alva to the movie.

Because the horrible drought of the early 50's took a terrible toll on the ranching business Wes went to work for an oil company and they moved to Hobbs, New Mexico and later Odessa, Texas where Kirk was born. Eventually Patsy and the kids moved back to Weatherford, Oklahoma. Patsy attended Northwestern Oklahoma College to finish her education. She became a teacher in Lawton, Oklahoma. She and Wes divorced.

On a trip to East Texas to visit cousins, Patsy met J.D. (Jugger) Bennett. They married in Lawton and eventually moved to Sulphur Springs. Patsy attended E.T.S.C. taking Texas history and government to become eligible to teach in Texas and continued her education to receive a Masters of Education and more certifications.

She began her career at Travis Elementary teaching one of two special education classes in the whole district at that time. As that path expanded she moved up and became the Special Ed Director, one of the first women administrators of SSISD. She loved her job and year after year at budget time fought for her special kids. Her loyalty and dedication to her profession led to her developing life-long friendships with many of her students and their families.

 

She loved all of the staffs that she worked with and made a great effort to promote a positive work atmosphere for everyone. Her school name was P.

Bennett. P. Bennett and all of the staff worked very hard and also had good times.

P. Bennett loved to take trips and she took many—had great times and did funny things. She traveled with dear friends who had very entertaining stories to tell about the funny things she did.

Patsy June Adams Walker Bennett was preceded in death by her son Kirk Adam Walker—“the Baby” and husband Jugger Bennett. She is survived by her daughter Valorie (Vali) Walker Brannon and husband Bill, her son Clay Walker and wife Peggy, daughter-in-law Rhonda Walker; Grandsons: Cort Walker, Adam King and wife Kim, Blake Rhodes, Patrick Rhodes and wife Sally; Granddaughters: Valerie Skinner and husband Andrew, Jennifer Reed and Chris, and Shelley Wolfe; Great Grandchildren: Holton and Weston King, Zoe Reed, Maddie, Walker, and Arden Wolfe, and nieces: Judy Mills, Kathy Lambert, and Diana Collins.

Love is not what makes the world go round—It is what makes the ride worthwhile, and Patsy had a great ride!

Memorial contributions can be made to Special Olympics of Texas, www.sotx.com or mailed to Special Olympics of Texas, 7715 Chevy Chase Dr., Austin, Texas 78752 or the Business office of SSISD.

 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Jimmie H. McBride

Funeral service for Jimmie H. McBride will be held 2:00 pm, Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at Woosley Baptist Church.  Bro. Billy Smith will officiate.

Burial will follow in Lone Star Cemetery in Point.

Visitation will be 1:00 pm, one hour prior to service time, at the church.

Mr. McBride was formerly of the Point area. He died very early Sunday morning, the 27th of April, in Hunt Regional Hospital, in Greenville. He was born Jan. 26, 1928, in Point, to Jesse Thomas and Lillie May Houston McBride.  He was a veteran as he served in the U.S. Air Force. He had worked for Raethon as a supervisor of the parts department in Garland

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Survivors: Daughters:  Wanda Lou Sancillo and husband Ralph of Waco and Kathy Diane Kral and husband Brian of Mena, Arkansas Son:  Dannie Lee McBride and wife Kumiko of Universal City, TX Sisters:  Augusta Fay McBride of Mesquite     and Shirley Ann Watts of Mesquite Grandchildren:  Corey, Chrisi, Lisa, and Jennifer Great-Grandchildren:  4
Numerous other loving family and friends


Preceded by:  Parents; wife: Carolyn; 2 brothers: Johnnie and J.T. McBride

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwoksy Funeral Home.

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Rodrigo Ramirez Gonzales

A graveside service for Rodrigo Ramirez Gonzalez, age 83, of Sulphur Springs will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 1,  at Wheelock Cemetery in Wheelock, Texas.  Serving as pallbearers will be Joe Gonzales, Esteban Gonzales, Leeroy Gonzales, Leo Gonzales, Jerry Gonzalez, Jimmy Gutierrez, Elias Gutierrez and Lorenzo Gutierrez. 

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 30 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Rodrigo died Sunday April 27, 2014 in Sulphur Springs.

He was born March 13, 1931 in Rio Grande City, Texas, the son of Donato Vargas Gonzalez and Delfina Ramirez Gonzalez. 

He was a cattle rancher and he was of the Catholic faith.

Survivors include two sons, Arturo Vasquez and Gilbert Gonzales; daughter, Gloria Vitonnel; sisters, Aurroa Martinez, Bea Gonzalez, Adelina Gutterrez, Elvira Alonzo, Susan Alaman, Clara Molinar, Cindy DeLeon, Juanita DeLeon; brother, Lonnie Gonzalez and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Sara Gonzalez, and sister, Sofia Ramos.

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

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Larry Fred Beadles

Military Graveside for Larry Fred Beadles, age 71 of Harker Heights will be 1:00 pm, Monday, April 28, 2014 at Peerless Cemetery.

Visitation will be 11:00 am till 12:00 (noon) Monday, April 28, 2014 at Tapp Funeral Home.    

Larry Fred Beadles passed away on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at his residence. He was born in Commerce on October 16, 1942 the son of Fred Luther and Flossie Ann Foster Beadles. He married Georgia Perez in Temple on February 28, 2005.  He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was of the Baptist faith.    

Survivors include: wife, Georgia Beadles of Harker Heights; daughter, Candy Kay Carpenter and husband, Nolan of Kempner; step-daughter, Jessica Hays of Killeen; grandchildren, Alexander Kousman, and Hadie Carpenter; step grandchildren, William Hays and Felipe Hays; great grandchildren, Ava Kousma and Elspeth Kousman.   

He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Bobby Luther Beadles.  

Services are under the direction of Tapp Funeral Home.

 

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Robert Wolfe Birney

A memorial service for Robert Wolfe Birney, 73, of Sulphur Springs will be held at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel,  Friday, May 2, 2014 at 2pm. 

Military honors will be conducted by the Hopkins County Military Coalition. 

No formal visitation is scheduled.

Robert Wolfe Birney died Wednesday,  April 23, 2014 in Paris, Texas.   He was born August 23, 1940, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Elwood Howard  Birney and Margaret Marie (Langille) Birney.  He married Lisa Cooksey June 14, 1996 at Morro Bay, California; she survives.  He was a police officer for 22 years for the Los Angeles, California Police Department .  He served in the United States Marines and was awarded the Medal of Valor.  He was a member of Volunteers on Patrol.

Other survivors include  son, Robert Birney, Jr. of Georgia, four daughters, Christina Gargan , Stephanie Birney, Stacy Warneke, all of California and Kristin Lester of Sulphur Springs; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren;  brother, Michael Birney of California and ten stepbrothers and stepsisters. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Bud Birney.                    

           

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

           

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Karen Jean Humphrey Cook

 

Funeral service for Karen Humphrey Cook, 58, of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 26, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Diamond officiating.  

Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Jones Roberts, Milburn “Catfish” Hettick, John Humphrey, Mark Humphrey, Donald Lynn Patterson and Dubby Hinton serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, April 25, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Karen passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at her residence.  Karen was born on March 4, 1956 in Sulphur Springs, TX, the daughter of Dan Wayne Humphrey, Sr. and Jan (Butler) Humphrey.  Karen worked for the Winnsboro Prison in Winnsboro and was of the Baptist faith. 

Karen is survived by her children, Heath Powers and wife Dolly of Sulphur Springs, Chani Roan and husband Cole of Sulphur Springs, father, Dan Wayne Humphrey, Sr. and wife Madeline of Sulphur Springs, sisters, Lara Humphrey of Dallas, Juli Price and husband Clay of Sulphur Springs, grandchildren, Jordan Powers, Jalyn Powers and Case Roan, nieces and nephews, Crystal Hall and husband Lucas, Cody Humphrey, Mary Lauren Humphrey, Lindsey Ham and husband Jarrod, Cade Price, Coen Price, and Camri Price. 

She was preceded in death by her mother and brother, Dan Humphrey, Jr. 



Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Jack Webb

 

A graveside service for Jack Webb Sr., 89 of Sulphur Springs will be held Friday 2:00p.m., April 25, 2014 at Horton Cemetery with Reverend Debra Pridemore officiating. 

Visitation will be from 10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Jack Webb Sr. died on April 22, 2014.  He was born to Benjamin Franklin Webb and Blanche Lee Webb of Wolfe City.  He first married Ruth Smith who preceded him in death, and then married Margie Cavanaugh who also preceded him in death.

Jack served in the U.S. Army in World War II.  He retired from Rockwell International and was also a shade tree mechanic.

Other survivors include two daughters Ruth Ann Horn and husband David, Gena Sanderson; two sons Jack Allen Webb Jr. and Joel Ray and wife Tasha Webb all of Sulphur Springs.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, four sisters, two sons Billy Carl Webb and Jeffery Lee Webb, a daughter Donna Lynn Webb, three grandsons and one great granddaughter.

           

Memorials may be made to Legacy Hospice care of The Hope Foundation

120 E. South Town Drive, Suite 200, Tyler, TX  75703

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Jerry Kenneth Blount

Memorial service for Jerry Kenneth Blount, 80, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 24, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home with Pastor Eric Godwin officiating.

There will be no formal visitation. Jerry passed away on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Rock Creek Health and Rehab. He was born on August 4, 1933 in Sulphur Springs, the son of Elvis Lee and Ruth Simmons Blount. He served in the United States Army and was a member of First United Methodist Church. He worked as the regional administrator of long term care for the State of Texas Health Department. He married Melba Julian on April 21, 1953 in Sulphur Springs. She survives.

Jerry is also survived by sons, Danny Blount and wife Cheryl, Benny Blount, brothers, Jackie Blount, Mike Blount and wife Sandra, grandchildren, Kaley Shaye Blount and Brittan Daniel Blount.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Charles Blount.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org or to the Sulphur Springs Public Library at 611 N Davis Street, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.


Creamation arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Dan Williams

A graveside service for Dan Williams, 92 of Sulphur Springs will be held Thursday 11:00a.m., April 24, 2014 at Greenview Cemetery with Charles Moore officiating.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home and no formal visitation will be held.

 

Dan Williams died on April 21, 2014.  He was born to Victor Emanuel and Ellen Russell Williams of Hopkins County.  He was married to Hartense (Hardy) Knight for 67 years.  She survives him.

 

Dan served in the U.S. Army in World War II (Pacific Theater) and in the Korean War.  He retired in 1961 with the rank of Major.  He later retired from the Farmer’s Co-op in Sulphur Springs.

 

Other survivors include his son Randy Williams and wife Cheri of Tyler, granddaughter Bree Williams of Sulphur Springs, and sister Lillian Doris Ring and husband Eldon of Sulphur Springs.  He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters and two brothers.

 

Memorials may be made to the first Presbyterian Church, 129 College Street, P.O. Box 173, Sulphur Springs, TX  75482

 

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

  

 

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Billy Jack Fedrick

 

Billy Jack Fedrick, 75, passed away April 19, 2014, at his home in Wolfe City with his family at his side.  He was born October 19, 1938, to Joe Elmer and Jewell Hooten Fedrick in Sulphur Springs.  He was a member of the First Christian Church of Sulphur Springs.  He married LaVerne Williams Avants on December 29, 1982.

 B. J. attended North Hopkins schools and graduated from Sulphur Springs High School in 1956.  He was a member of the National Guard and attended East Texas State University.  He retired from Raytheon after 43 years of dedicated service and also a long time member of UAW 967.  B. J. never met a stranger, and he thoroughly enjoyed visiting with his Sunshine Coffee Club friends in Wolfe City.

 B. J. was preceded in death by his parents; grandson and namesake, Billy Dale Keels; daughter Rhonda Avants; brother David Head and brother-in-law Dave Boston.

Survivors include his wife of 31 years; daughters Teresa Fedrick Petty and husband James, Karen Fedrick Milton, Gail Fedrick Swyers, Angela Fedrick Vaughan and husband Chris, and Wanda Avants Murray; great-grandson Kristopher Poe; sister Myrtle Jo Boston of Virginia; brothers Tom “Jack” Head, Ronnie Head, and Buddy Head; grandchildren Ricky Belcher, Tiffany Keels, Lisa Burgess, Michelle Barnhardt, Carrie Petty, John Michael Milton, Justin Milton, Malia Milton Bakkum, Kara Milton, Stacy Sanchez, Stephanie Tant, Caleb Vaughan, Ethan Vaughan, Tarna Wright, and Eric Poe; eighteen great-grandchildren and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

           

Pallbearers are Ricky Belcher, John Michael Milton, Justin Milton, Caleb Vaughan, Ethan Vaughan, Brian Bakkum, Luis Sanchez; Honorary Pallbearers are Butch Samples, Lyndel Butler, Charlie Moore, Ronnie Childress and Sunshine Coffee Club friends.

 

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 P. M. Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Owens Funeral Chapel in Wolfe City and the funeral service will be at West Main Church of Christ in Wolfe City on Thursday April 24, 2014 at 1:00.  Interment will follow at 3:30 P.M. at Old Tarrant Cemetery in Hopkins County.

 

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Carol Elaine Sprague

A memorial service for Carol Elaine Sprague, 78, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 3 p.m.

Carol died Sunday, April 20, 2013 in Sulphur Springs.

She was born January 20, 1936 in Washington, D.C., the daughter of Walton Arnold and Annie Lyree (Ogles) Arnold. 

She was a cook and a homemaker and a member of The Lone Star Heritage Quilt Guild.

She was a daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and is survived by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands and one child.

Memorials may be made to the Hopkins County Health Care Foundation.

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

 

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Gloria Jean McPherson


Graveside service for Gloria Jean McPherson, 68, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Mt. Sterling Cemetery with Rev. Neil Cockran officiating.

Pallbearers will be Harold Ball, Tommy Matthews, Carl Ballard, Kevin McPherson, Kenneth Rogers, and Shane McPherson.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, April 18, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Gloria passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born on April 13, 1946 in Sulphur Springs, the daughter of Finis Vesper and Jodean Whitehurst Ballard. She was a member of Posey Baptist Church. She was homemaker and also worked for Morningstar for many years. Gloria married J.C. McPherson on September 14, 1964 in Sulphur Springs. He preceded her in death on September 17, 2003.

She is survived by daughter, Debra Smiddy of Sulphur Springs, brothers,  Bobby Ballard, Doug Ballard, Larry Ballard, all of Sulphur Springs, sisters, Glenna Ball, Betty Boyd, both of Sulphur Springs, grandchildren, Justin Smiddy, Joe Smiddy and wife Lakrisha, Chastin Smiddy, Kealey McPherson, Amanda Lesjak, Angel Crouse, Krystal McPherson, great-grandchildren, Jailee and Baby Sister Smiddy.

In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by her parents, son, David McPherson, brother, Mickey Ballard, and sister, Jo Katherine Matthews.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Delbert Davis

Funeral service for Delbert Gene Davis, 79, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 18, 2014 at Cross Timber Cowboy Church in Mahoney with Bro. Jason Connor officiating.

Military graveside honors will follow at Mahoney Cemetery with Jerry Bell, Randy Hignight, Garry Jordan, Bill Mangram, Tony Murray, and John Parrish serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Dennis Jordan and Bro. Kenneth Ishmael.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., prior to service time.

Delbert passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014 at the VA Hospital in Dallas. He was born on December 16, 1934 in Mahoney, the son of Raymond and Edna Maude Dendy Davis. He served in the United States Army for twelve years and later worked as a truck driver. Delbert was a member of Trinity Harvest Church of God. He began his ministry in July of 1969 and retired after forty years. He married Faye Nell George on September 10, 1956 in Sulphur Springs. She survives.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by sons, Ronny Davis and wife Freda of City, Brad Davis and wife Linda of Colorado Springs, daughters, Brenda Land of Mauldin, SC, Vicki Osborn of Andrews, TX, grandchildren, Christopher Gibbons of Greenville, Jeremy Davis of Paris, Jerod Fox of Savannah, GA, Jennifer Empy of Colorado Springs, Terah Sampler of Louisiana, Leslie Davis of Paris, Melissa Breslin of Colorado Springs, Elizabeth Gibbons of Sulphur Springs, Cathy Gibbons of Sulphur Springs, and twelve great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son Kenneth Davis, great-grandson, Dylan Davis, and sister, Marjie George.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Trinity Harvest Church of God building fund at 1150 Shannon Road East, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

 

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James Hawkins

Funeral services for James Robert Hawkins, 92, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will follow at the Sulphur Springs City Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Hawkins passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the Bonham VA Medical Center.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Gordon Krantz

Funeral service for Gordon H. Krantz, of Emory will be held at 2:00 pm Thursday, April 17 at  Emory Baptist Church. Rev. Michael Holcomb will officiate.  

Burial will follow at Lake Fork Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be Wednesday evening, April 16,  from 6-8 at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel.

Gordon Hooper Krantz, 70, of Emory died on April 13, 2014.  He was born on July 16, 1943 in Kingsport, Tennessee to Seth Myron and Ann Hooper Krantz.  He spent the first 19 years of his life in Rogersville, Tennessee, the next 34 years in Houston, where he attended the University of Houston and was a manager in the Insurance field.  He married Nancy Neal Harmon on June 29, 1968 in Oak Ridge, TN.   They were married for some 45 years. He spent the last 18 years in Emory, where he planned and developed Rolling Fork RV and Mobile Home Park on Lake Fork. 

He was an active community member, patron, and volunteer, wherever he lived.  He was an active member of the Emory United Methodist Church.   He was an active member of several different Masonic lodges,  including Holland Masonic Lodge #1, which was the oldest lodge in Texas, one in Germany where he lived for two years, and at the time of his death he was an active member of the Yantis Masonic Lodge #382.

An avid sportsman, Gordon was a lifelong hunter and fisherman.  He moved to Lake Fork because of his love of bass fishing. 

Survivors include:

Wife : Nancy Krantz of Emory

Son:  Robert Harmon Krantz and wife Cherry Lynn of Emory

Daughter:  Catherine Neal Krantz of Zihuatanejo, Gro, MX

Brother: David Krantz and wife Peggy of Albany, GA

Grandchildren:  Morgan, Mason, Cooper, and Chelsea Krantz 

Nephew Mike Krantz and wife Rebecca, and niece Anna Krantz

Numerous other loving family and friends  

He was preceded in death by his parents

In lieu of flowers, donations  are welcomed and may be made to the Emory United Methodist Church 456 N. Texas Street,  Emory, TX  75440.  


Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Naomi Crofford

Funeral services for Naomi Crofford, age 82, of Yantis, are scheduled for 10:00 AM Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Tapp Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor William Maksoud officiating.

Interment will follow at 2:30 PM in Restland Cemetery, Dallas, TX with Phillip Dalton, Jeremy Patrick, Jordan Pearsall, Jerald Matheny, Chris Good, Charles Crofford Jr. and Jacob Jones serving as pallbearers. 

A visitation will be held on Monday evening April 14, 2014 at Tapp Funeral Home from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

Naomi Crofford was born in Greenville, Tx on October 6, 1931 the daughter of Vollie and Lennie Jeffcoat Sims.  She married Thomas Preston Crofford. He preceded her in death in September 1985.   Ms. Crofford passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Carriage House Manor Nursing Home. She was a member of International Faith Center.

She is survived by her three sons, Tommy Crofford, of Brashear, Danny Crofford, also of Brashear,  Charles Crofford and wife Ann of Garland;  and one daughter Sharron Helton and husband Gerald of Yantis. Grandchildren are Tommy Crofford Jr., Chad Crofford, Kenneth Crofford, Danny Lee Crofford Jr. Charles Crofford Jr., Jacob Jones, Sandra Parente, Brittani Crofford and Regina Poissonet and nineteen great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brother Vollie T. Sims Jr.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

 

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R.C. Pollan

A funeral service for R. C. Pollan, 91, of Mt. Vernon, will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Mt. Vernon Church of Christ with Richard Rutledge and Chris McElyea officiating. 

Interment will follow at Old Saltillo Cemetery. 

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, April 14, 2014 at Mt. Vernon Church of Christ.

He passed away at his residence Saturday, April 12, 2014.  He was born in Floydada, Texas September 4, 1922, the son of Edgar Pollan and Oma (Warren) Pollan.  He married Ethleen Bishop April 10, 1942 in Floydada, Texas; she survives.  He was a retired road foreman for the City of Richardson and a member of Mt. Vernon Church of Christ.  He served in the United States Army/Air Force during World War II.

Other survivors include:  daughter, Velda Williams-Richmond of Wylie; sister, Helen Stewart of Dangerfield; grandchildren, Christine Lee, Carla Adamson and husband Kelly, Caron Cumbie and Clint Williams; great-grandchildren, Garrett Ashmore, Colton Lee, Kelsey Lee, Adrienne Adamson, Brynne Adamson, Kindra Cumbie, Raven Williams, Dakota Williams and Hunter Williams and great-great-grandchildren Haylea Ashmore and Scarlett Ashmore.

He was preceded in death by brother, Edwin Pollan.

 

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Harold Ray Comegys

Harold Ray Comegys, 53. of Cooper passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Paris.

Harold was born in Dallas on July 12, 1960, to Harold Sammy Comegys and Gloria Jean Goodman, he was a construction worker.

Left to treasure his memories is his daughter Andrea Basham of Commerce, his four grandchildren: Laurin Bailey, Kynzlee Basham, Jaden Basham and Xzayveian Basham all of Commerce and his sister, Charlotte of Athens, TX.

No services are planned at this time.  

Arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home of Commerce.

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Darlene Trainor

Darlene Trainor, 71, of Commerce, passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Baylor  Hospital, Dallas.

Darlene was born in Dallas on October 1, 1942.

Survivors include her best friend Robert Yurik; her two sons: Charles and Raymond Trainor of Pennsylvania; her two daughters: Linda Crafton of San Antonio and Kattie Lee of Ohio; her sister: Ernestine Phillips of San Antonio and her three nieces: Linda Crafton and Tammy Phills of San Antonio and Connie Ellis of Maine.

A memorial service will be conducted on Thursday, April 10, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. at Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Commerce.  

Arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home of Commerce.

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Jim Felton

Funeral service for James M. (Jim) Felton, 88, of Emory were held 2:00 pm Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Emory Baptist Church.  Bro. Billy Smith officiated.

Burial followed at Emory City Cemetery. Mr. Felton died at his home on Friday, after a lengthy illness. He was born Sept. 2, 1925, in Emory, to John M. and Annie B. Dockery Felton.

He served his country during WWII in the U.S. Navy. Jim married Jacqueline Joy Smith in Richmond, on Sept. 5, 1947.

Survivors include: Daughter:  Brenda Sakaluk (Jack) of Sugar Land Son-in-law:  William L. (Bill) Hayden of Humble; Brother:  Charles Rex Felton of Houston Sister:  Jeanette Fletcher of Eagle Pass Grandchildren:  Erika Sakaluk Russell; Melissa Ann Sakaluk; Nicholas (Nick) James Sakaluk; William Lonnie (Billy) Hayden, Jr. (Jennifer); and Benjamin Wayne Hayden Great-grandchildren:  Leah Ramirez; Dylan Russell, Logan Franklin; Madison Franklin; Payton Franklin; Alexis Kerry; Ethan Hayden; and Baby Chase Hayden, who is on the way..... Great-great-grandson:  Copen Franklin Special extended family:  Penny and Tanner Tolliver and family Former wife:  Freddy Cooper Numerous other loving family and friends

Preceded in death by:  parents; wife of 34 years, Jacqueline Joy Felton; 1 daughter, Linda Felton Hayden; Special companion of 28 yrs., Vadean Childers; 4 brothers and 3 sisters 

Arrangements are with Wison-Orwosky Funeral Home, Emory.

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Sammie Charles Greathouse

 

Sammie Charles Greathouse, 68, of Sulphur Springs died Friday, April 4, 2014 in Tyler.

 

He was born September 3, 1945 in Eddy, the son of Calvin Greathouse and Elsie Clifton Greathouse.  He married Carol Pintler October 16, 1970, in Dallas; she survives.  He was a truck driver and a member of the Baptist faith.  He served in the United States Army Reserves.

Other survivors include daughter, Amy Greathouse Stephens and husband, David, of Fort Worth; son, Patrick Cody Greathouse of Sulphur Springs; brother, Rex Greathouse of Lorena and sister, Daisy Powers of Carrolton.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; son, Scott Brandon Greathouse and sisters, Inez Terrell and Betty Donaldson.

No formal services are scheduled at this time.

 

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

 

 

 

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Ruth Milam

A funeral service for Ruth Milam will be conducted at Tapp Funeral Home Chapel, at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, 2014, with Rev. Charles Moore officiating.  Interment will follow at City Cemetery, with Stephen Beckham, Bill Campbell, Will Campbell, Drew Campbell, Phil Sartin, Jr. and George Terry serving as pallbearers.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service (1:00 p.m.).
Ruth was born in Meadows of Dan, Virginia, on March 20, 1925, to Herbert and Oma Terry, the third of ten children. She grew up in Southern Virginia on a mountain farm.  Following high school, she trained in Stuart, Virginia, as a practical nurse.  During WWII, Ruth moved to Washington, DC, where she met the love of her life, William Kelly (Bill) Milam, who was enlisted in the US Navy.  They were married on Dec. 30, 1944.  Following WWII, she and Bill moved to his hometown of Sulphur Springs, Texas.  They were the proud parents of Mary, Thomas Terry, and Virginia.  They resided the majority of their 58 years together in Sulphur Springs.  Ruth enjoyed photography and made numerous photographs of family members and vegetation. She was a talented cook and an avid gardener. Ruth worked for Steele Shoes, Cliff Anderson Shoes, and retired from ABC Pharmacy in 2000. Ruth will be remembered as a loving and devoted mother who adored her two grandchildren, Will and Drew.  She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Sulphur Springs. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Thomas Terry Milam, and her siblings, Clovis Terry, Rosalie Conner, Bernard Terry, and Lorna Hurt.
 
Ruth is survived by her two daughters, Mary Milam, MD of Fort Worth and Virginia Milam Campbell of Fort Worth; son-in-law Bill Campbell, of Fort Worth; 2 two grandsons, William Benjamin Campbell, wife Cara and their daughters Winifred and Meredith of Columbia, Maryland, and Andrew Milam Campbell and wife Ramandeep of Carrollton, Texas; 3 sisters, Sybil Butler and husband Kelly, Mildred Koehler and husband Bill, and Guelda Skaggs; two brothers, Carl Terry and wife Nellie and Grady Terry all of Virginia; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. 
 
The family wishes to thank her dedicated caretakers Joyce and Leroy Swindle of Fort Worth for all of their tender loving care.
 

Memorials may be made in Ruth’s name to the National Down Syndrome Society, 666 Broadway, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10012 or Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

 

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Tommy Waskom

Funeral services for Tommy Waskom, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Waskom passed away on on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at his residence.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Lee Roy Box

Lee Roy Box, 69, of Point, passed away at his home on Tuesday, April 1, 2014.  Lee was born on December 30, 1944, in Point, to L. B. and Violet Huddleston Box.  Lee retired after working many years as the owner/operator of Box Sanitation in Rains County and surrounding areas. 

Survivors include his son:  Randy Box and wife Holly of Lone Oak;
daughter:  Donna Patterson of Floyd;
6 grandchildren:  Brandon Box, Shane Box, Cameron Box, Carter Box, Sharon Box, and David Box Grisso;
6 great-grandchildren:  Lakota, Branson, Briley, Kultyn, Alissa, and Zoe, Jimmy, Gracie, and Nathaniel
numerous other loving family and friends.

Preceded by:  Parents; 3 sisters:  Linda, Nell, and Patricia; and 1 great grandson:  Eric Isham

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home in Emory.

 

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Joe E. Young, Jr.

Graveside Funeral Services for Joe E. Young Jr., 67 will be 1:00 pm, Friday, March 4, 2014 at Sonora Cemetery in Hunt County with Rev. Jim McIntire and Rev. Dustin Wulf officiating. 

     

Joseph Edward Young Jr died March 31, 2014 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.  He was born in Trenton, MI on May 29, 1946 the son of Joseph Edward Young Sr. and Margaret Peterson Young.  He married Barbara McDaniel in Clinton, Iowa.  He was retired from  A.P. Green as a machinist.

 

He is survived by his wife Barbara Young of Sulphur Springs; two daughters JaNae Pace of Quinlan and Stephanie Young of Ohio; three sons, David Adams of Quinlan, Joe and Mike Young both of Ohio; brother, Richard Young also of Ohio; grandchildren, Dustin Wulf, Joshua Adams, Mystie Taylor, Miranda Adams, Shawn Adams and Ashley Robinson; great grandchildren, Daniel Wulf, Elisha Wulf, Riley Taylor, Chase Bynum, Aden Adams and Kingston Robinson.

Preceded in death by his parents, brother and sister.

             

Arrangements   are the direction of Tapp Funeral Home.

 

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Marieta Alexander

 

Funeral services for Marieta Alexander, age 81, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., April 2, 2014, at League Street Church of Christ.

Interment will follow in the Brashear Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Marieta blessed her family and the entire Brashear community on September 19, 1932 as she was born into the farming family of Ross and Katie Noble.  She was youngest of seven and was the little sister to three brothers, Cleo,  James and Audrey and three sisters Odesa (Davis), Oleta (Hopkins) and Evelyn (Adley).  She attended school in Brashear, Cumby and graduated from S S Connor High School in Dallas after her dad had a career change that moved the family from Brashear for a few years.  After graduation she began working for Reliable Life Insurance Company but knew that her life long goal was to become a loving wife, mother and homemaker.  Her strong faith in the Lord was evident and she was an active member of the Shady Vale Church of Christ in Dallas.  A handsome young man had just returned from the military and began to attend church.  Marieta learned that his name was Clifton Alexander and after their first date to the Fort Worth Stock Show in 1954 she had met the man of her dreams.  On May 14, 1954 they made a covenant that would last for 58 years and only broken by Clifton’s death in November 2012

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They had many wonderful years together that they cherished.

The pride of their lives was the arrival of 2 sons, Dwight and Rodney and one daughter, Cynthia.  Marieta was always at Clifton’s side.  They began the dairy business together when they returned to Hopkins County in 1959.  They started with a very small operation but with her encouragement and willingness to do whatever it took to be successful they built the nation’s largest registered Brown Swiss dairy farm along with their son Dwight.  Many wonderful opportunities came to travel with the cattle associations and marketing of the cattle to other countries.  She was a vital part of the family business.

 

Marieta had a gift of cooking that would rate with the best of true southern style cooking along with hospitality to match.

Her fulfillment came in preparing everyone’s favorite dish on holidays and serving her growing family.  She not only loved her children, but she embraced and supported their spouses.  She is survived by Dwight and Michelle Alexander, Rodney and Elizabeth Alexander and Cynthia and Rex Johnson.  Grandchildren are Grant Alexander, Collin and Jessica Alexander, Julia and Andrew Belcher, Kaleigh and Kevin Hatcher, Joel and Molly Thompson, Hannah Alexander, Rachel Alexander, Haddon Alexander, Katelyn and Brian Herrera and Alex Johnson.  Great Grand children are Perry and James Belcher, Benton Hatcher, Katie June Alexander, Olivia and Grayson Herrera.

 

Marieta’s devotion to her Lord and her church family was evident with her long commitment to the League Street Church of Christ where she continued to be active.  She brought joy, happiness and love to everyone she touched in all areas of her life.   Proverbs 31: 10-31.

 

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

  

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Allan Pace

Graveside services for Allan Pace 75, of Tira,  will be 3:00 pm, Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at North Hopkins Cemetery  with Edgar Clements officiating. 

Serving as pallbearers are Allen Joslin, Chad Joslin, Hollis Grimes, Robert Henson, Pedro Salazar and Dewayne Shipp.  Honorary pallbearers are Billy Joe Clayton, Jim Anderson, Ray Elmore. 

No formal visitation is scheduled.

Allan Pace died Sunday, March 30, 2014 at his residence. He was born on November 1, 1938 in Tira, the son of Travis and Elsie Evans Pace. He married Jeannie Lively September 16, 1981.

Mr. Pace was a Truck Driver.

Surviors include: his wife Jeannie one daughter Debra Pace and two sons David Pace and Terry Pace, grandkids are Michael, Leslie, Rhonda, Blake, Rebecca, Misty and Kristy and fourteen great grandchildren.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Daniel Bovard

Funeral services for Daniel Bovard, age 58, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Bovard passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Trevor John Allan

Trevor John Allan,  age 43, was born on March 25, 1971 in Cowansville,  Quebec, Canada, the son of Bill Allan of Dike and Vicky Stribling of Sulphur Springs.  He died on March 26, 2014 in Hopkins County.  Visitation will be 6 p.m. to  8 pm, Friday, March 28, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home. A  funeral service will be conducted  at 2 pm, Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Murray- Orwosky Funeral Home with Judge Robert Newsom and Rev. Steve Cook  officiating. Interment will follow in Shooks Chapel Cemetery with Thomas Croft, Travis Allan, Clay Watts, Wesley Matthews, Billy Goldsmith, and Sergio Reyes serving as pallbearers.  

Trevor moved to Hopkins County, when he was 3 years old and attended school at Sulphur Bluff ISD, where he graduated, being active in all sports and FFA.  After graduation he attended Tarleton State University before returning to Sulphur Springs.  At the time of his death he worked for BEF Foods.  Trevor loved the outdoors and loved to hunt and fish.  He will be remembered for his sense of humor, warm smile, willingness to help others, and for his loyalty to family and friends.

Trevor is survived by his two children, Austin Allan and Kaci Allan and their mother, Louise Harris all of Como;  his mother, Vicky Stribling and husband Gary of Sulphur Springs ; father, Bill Allan and wife Jamie of Dike; sisters, Susan Croft and husband, Thomas of Springtown and Sharon Mayo of Fort Worth, and brother, Travis Allan of Denton.  Also surviving are nephews Cody, Carson, Cooper and Jordan who thought the world of their Uncle Trevor. 


Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Carlyne Stead Andrews

Funeral service for Carlyne Vannoy Steed Andrews, 79, of Whitesboro, Texas, will be held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, March 30, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will follow at the Old Tarrant Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, March 29, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Carlyne passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Rock Creek Health and Rehab.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Benny Cunningham

Funeral services for Benny Ray Cunningham, age 77, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 29, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jerry Savage officiating. 

Interment will follow at Gafford Chapel Cemetery with Terry Cunningham, Joshua Cunningham, Aaron Randolph, Larry Coke, Joe David Kelley and Harold McClure serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 prior to service time.  

Mr. Cunningham passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Carriage House Manor.  Mr. Cunningham was born on December 2, 1936 in Sulphur Springs the son of D. F. and Evie May (Davis) Cunningham.  He married Carolyn Bartlett on November 16, 1984 in Sulphur Springs.  She preceded him in death on June 27, 2009.  Mr. Cunningham retired from Rockwell International where he was a machinist and he was a member of League Street Church of Christ.  

He is survived by one son, Terry Cunningham wife Kim of Sulphur Springs, step-son, Harold McClure and wife Chebna of Sulphur Springs, sisters, Sybil Coke of Sulphur Springs and Mammie Joyce Krkosha of Irving, grandchildren, Josh Cunningham, Aaron Randolph, Branda Redar, Derek McClure, Blake McClure and Brooke McClure. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Barry Cunningham, brother, Bobby Cunningham. 

In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to League Street Church of Christ, 1100 S. League Street, Sulphur Springs, TX   75482. 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Colter Phillips

A funeral service for Colter Phillips, age 18, of Brashear will be conducted at Murray Orwosky Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 28. 

Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Tony Jenkins, Bryce Gorton, Mason Kerby, Cody Smithers, Jake Friddle, Garrett Vickery, Cody Box and Dakota Regan serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be held at 12:00 p.m. (Noon), Friday, March 28, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Colter Phillips died Tuesday afternoon, March 25, 2014 at his residence.  He was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma on September 24, 1995, the son of Rick and Jodi Phillips.  Colter was a senior at Sulphur Springs High School and was employed at Fix and Feed in Sulphur Springs and he was a member of the FFA.

Survivors include his parents; brother, Caden Phillips and grandparents, Steve and Helen Fisher, Judy Eubanks, Richard and Jimmie Phillips, all of Sulphur Springs. 

Memorials may be made to the Agricultural Department at Sulphur springs High School.

               

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

  

 

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Annie Lou Dickerson

Funeral services for Annie Lou Dickerson, age 103, of Sulphur Springs, TX, will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 28, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home with Rev. Pete Adrian and Rev. Charles Moore officiating. 

Interment will follow at Sulphur Springs City Cemetery with Alec Bridges, Ricky Reynolds, Carlisle Clement, Bob Cody, Clyde Browning and Turk Morgan serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Joe France, Dr. Darrell Arnecke, Tom Young, Tom Sellers, Mike Hays and Frank Avaritt.   

Visitation will be from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 28, 2014 prior to service time. 

Mrs. Dickerson passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014 at Rock Creek Health and Rehab.  Mrs. Dickerson was born on December 15, 1910 in Lafayette, Texas the daughter of John G. Reynolds, Sr. and Annye (Lindsey) Reynolds.  She married Ben H. Dickerson on August 22, 1932 in Greenville, TX.  He preceded her in death.  Mrs. Dickerson was a homemaker and worked at The Collegiate Shoppe for many years. She was an active member of AARP for over 40 years and was a member of the Waverly Club for many years.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and The Crusaders Sunday School class for 92 years.  She was a member of the UDA - United Daughters of the Confederacy and DAR – Daughters of American Revolution.   

She is survived by children Ben Dickerson, Rita Dickerson, Jack Dickerson and wife Jo Beth, grandchildren, John Dickerson, Cassie Dickerson, Phil Dickerson and wife Nicole, Chad Dickerson and wife Starr, great-grandchildren, Braydon, Addison, Ellory and Junie, special friends, Julie Moody, Amy Dinger, Clyde and Beverly Browning, Bruce Lindsey, Dimple McPherson, Max Bradford and Janeen Francis and the caregivers from Rock Creek Health and Rehab Center, Chris, Ashtin, Desiree, Tamara, Laura, Trey and Regina, and numerous nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, J. G. Reynolds, Jr., sister Marjorie Clements, grandson Robert “Rob” Dickerson.  In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the Sulphur Springs City Cemetery, P. O. Box 651, Sulphur Springs, TX  75482 or to First United Methodist Church, 301 Church Street, Sulphur Springs, TX   75482

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Lorraine Lacey

Graveside funeral services for Lorraine Marion Nugent Lacey, age 81, of Cumby, will be conducted at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Miller Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2:00 to 3:00, prior to services at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Lacey passed away on Wednesday, March 19, 21014, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Ronnie D. Adair

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Funeral services for Ronnie D. Adair, 34, Quitman are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday March 28, 2014, First Baptist Church, Quitman with  Pastor Edward Adair officiating. 

Burial will follow in the Pilgrim Rest #1 Cemetery in Rains County. 

Family will receive friends Thursday evening, March 27th, at Lowe Funeral Home, Quitman. 

Ronald Dwayne Adair  (Ronnie) passed away on Sunday, March 23, 2014. He was born December 10, 1979 in Irving, TX to Ronald Joe and Carron Denise Chandler Adair.  He was a diesel mechanic and had lived most of his life in Quitman and was a Baptist.

He is preceded in death by his father Ronald Adiar, 1 sister, Amanda Adair and his maternal grandfather, R. C. Bartlett. 

Ronnie is survived by his maternal grandmother, Carlene Bartlett, Ft. Worth; mother, Carron Adair, Ft. Worth; wife, Malisa Adair, Como; 1 son, Bubba Adair, Como; 2 daughters, Jadyn Adair, Utah, Summer Adair, Como; 3 sisters, Leigh-Ann Howell, Garland, Sarah Adair and Christina Adair, Benbrook; 1 niece, Makaila Arriola, Benbrook and Justin Landers, Garland, and extended family.

Funeral arrangements are with Lowe Funeral Home.

 

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Earl Glenn

 

A funeral service for Earl Glenn, 94, of Sulphur Springs will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 22, at First Baptist Church in Spence Chapel, with Rev. Fred Lewis officiating.

Interment will follow at Yantis Cemetery, with Justin Glenn, Kendall Glenn, Logan Glenn and Wilson Elder serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearer will be Charles Dawson. 

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, March 21 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Earl died Thursday, March 20, 2014 in Sulphur Springs.

He was born October 10, 1919, in Pickton, the son of Robert Lee Glenn and Nellie May Coker Glenn.

He married Florence Evelyn Wallace January 18, 1941, in Hopkins County.  She preceded him in death in 2012

He was a retired state trooper and he was a member of First Baptist Church where he was a member of Radio-TV Sunday School Class.

Survivors include son, Don Glenn and wife, Jane, of Yantis; grandchildren, Stacy Elder and Justin Glenn and great-grandchildren, Everette Elder, Wilson Elder, Kendall Glenn, Logan Glenn and Faith Glenn.  

Memorials may be made to the Yantis Cemetery Association. 

 

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

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Willie Marie Calhoun

Funeral services for Willie Marie Calhoun, age 69, of Sulphur Springs, TX will conducted at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Martin Luther King Church of Christ. 

Interment will follow at Mel Haven Cemetery. 

There will be no formal visitation. 

Mrs. Calhoun passed away Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Carriage House Manor. 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Winston E. Spigner

Funeral services for Winston Eugene Spigner, age 70 of Sulphur Springs, formerly of Pickton will be conducted at 12:00 noon Friday, March 21, 2014 at Morning Chapel Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Michael J. Moore and Pastor Harold B. Nash Sr. officiating. 

Interment will follow at Caney Cemetery in Pickton with Willie Porter, Timothy Ransom, LeBaron Crook, Darwin Sims, John Bethel and John Snow serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Genoa Spigner, Jr. Raymond Charles Petty, Roy Mack Spigner and Carl Carbin. 

There will be no formal visitation. 

Mr. Spigner passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at Carriage House Manor.  Mr. Spigner was born on December 4, 1943 the son of Sutton and Etta Spigner.  Upon graduation from high school he entered Texas Southern University in Houston, TX, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree.  He was a member of St. Mark Baptist Church. He worked many years for the Greyhound Company and the Post Office. 

He is survived by daughters, Roslyn Berry and husband Harold of Sulphur Springs, Stefanie Spigner Snow and husband John of Houston, TX, son, Jason Spigner of Memphis, TN, sisters, Margie Adaway of Sulphur Springs, Dorothy Parker of Ft. Worth, Rowena Johnson of Sulphur Springs and Marcie Porter and husband Willie Ray of Sulphur Springs, TX, 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. 

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Everett Edwin Jerger

Funeral services for Everett Edwinn Jerger, ate 75, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Jerger passed away on Saturday, March 15, 2014, at his residence.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

 

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Gerald David Cook

Gerald David Cook, 77, of Sulphur Springs died March 18 in Sulphur Springs.

A service will be scheduled at a later date.

He was born April 18, in Brashear, the son of Cecil Paul Cook and Ivy Mae Walker Cook.  He was a fireman for Dallas and Tyler and a retired sign painter and he was of the Methodist faith.  He served in the United States Marines.

Survivors include two daughters, Marla Gilbreath and husband, Rick, of Yantis and Julie Miller and husband, Doug, of Amarillo; sister, Linda Ward of Sulphur Springs; five grandchildren, Baylee Brown, Andrew Miller, Megan Miller, Adrian Miller and Hannah Miller and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Richard Michael Cook.

               

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

  

 

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Joe Don Mashburn

Mr. Joe Donald Mashburn

Joe Donald Mashburn, 67, of Howland, passed away Monday, March 17, 2014, at U.T. Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas following a short courageous battle with cancer.

Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 22nd at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Parker officiating.

Burial will follow in McDonald Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Mr. Mashburn, the son of Joe Denton & Christine Sanders Mashburn, was born Feb. 18, 1947, in Paris. He graduated from Paris High School in 1965, and received his Bachelors Degree from East Texas State University in 1968. Joe Donald was a lifetime member of Howland Baptist Church where he led the choir and was music director for many years. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

He was a farmer & rancher for many years in southwestern Lamar County. He was president of the Lamar County Farm Bureau for a number of years, on the Soil Conservation Board, FSA County Committee, was recognized as a Young Farmer of the Year, and was active in the American Agriculture Movement.


Joe Donald worked for the Production Credit Association in Sulphur Springs from 1985 until retiring in 2007. He then became Vice-President of the Texas Heritage National Bank in Sulphur Springs until his passing.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Ann King Mashburn, whom he married on May 2, 1964, daughters: Jody Hostetler & husband Joe Neal; Kristi Townes & husband Michael; Donna Durham & husband Patrick, his parents: Joe Denton & Chris Mashburn, sister: Anna Kay Zant, grandsons: Matthew Cannada, Jeffrey, Wesley & Aaron Hostetler, Pecos Hurley, Canyon & Jacob Boswell, granddaughters: Sierra Hurley & Breezy Townes, one great granddaughter, Aria Allen all of Howland, sisters-in-law: Marjorie Ford & husband Henry; Margaret Dicken; and Katy Peterson along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents: David & Mary Ann Mashburn and Bud & Ola Sanders, a brother: David Glenn Mashburn, and a brother-in-law: Roger Peterson.

Joe Donald was a family man who loved the Lord and his family more than anything in this world. He had a slew of friends, never met a stranger, always had a smile on his face and had a laugh that people instantly fell in love with.

Casket bearers will be: Monty Cannada, Dwyatt Bell, Harvey McCoin, William Justiss, Tommy Alspaugh, Jimmy Don Preston, Gary Cope and Stevie Cope. Honorary bearers will be: Bubba Justiss and Bill King.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to McDonald Cemetery Association, c/o Gary Cope, 11220 FM 137, Paris, TX 75462 or the charity of one's choice.

 

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Forrest Ashley Jones

Forrest Ashley Jones, 46, passed away on Sunday, March 16, 2014, at home in Commerce with his family by his side.

Forrest was born in Dallas, Texas, on December 20, 1967, to Buddy Ray Jones and Sarah Elizabeth Sheely Jones.

Forrest was a member of First Baptist Church of Commerce. He definitely had a green thumb as he could grow almost anything; and, as a result, he built and owned Forrest Creek Nursery in Sulphur Springs. He had a passion for taking- in stray animals as he would be sure that they were all fed and cared for; and, he watched over his loved ones like a guardian angel, especially his sister.

Survivors include his parents, Buddy and Sarah Jones of Commerce;  his sister, Sheely Elizabeth House of Rockwall; his niece, Sheely Alexis Taylor; and, his nephews: Sean Keane Taylor and Christian Tyler House.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home in Commerce.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, March 20, 2014, at 4:00 P.M at the First Baptist Church of Commerce with Dr. Jeff Johnson officiating.

Pallbearers will be Brad Phelps, Joel Phelps, Sean Taylor, Roy Henley, Jeff Jones and Daniel Jones.

Honorary Pallbearer will be Ron Lowrie.

Interment will follow at Rosemound Cemetery.

In lieu of usual remembrances, donations may be made to the Commerce Humane Association, P. O. Box 2, Commerce, TX  75429.


Arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home of Commerce.


 

 

 

Elijah Parker

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Graveside services for Elijah Glenn Parker, age 2, of Cumby will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 21, 2014 at Cumby Cemetery. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, March 20, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Elijah passed away Friday, March 14, 2014 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. 

Elijah is survived by his parents, Rory Glenn Parker and Grace Angeles Parker, brothers, Martin Gabrielle and Benjamin Rhys, maternal grandparents, Roberto and Josefina Angeles of the Philippines, paternal grandparents, Jerry and Laquita Parker of Cumby, Texas.  

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Patsy V. Lappin

A memorial service for Pasty V. Lappin, 65 of Mt. Vernon will be held at 2 pm, Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel.

No formal visitation is scheduled.

Patsy V. Lappin passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Mt. Vernon. She was born in May 25, 1948, in McKaskell, Arkansas the daughter of Woodrow Wilson Applegate and Thalia Brake Applegate.

She was a retired health care provider and she was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors  include sons, Bobby Dale Lappin Jr. and wife Tammy of Marshall, Mike Eugene Lappin of Mt. Vernon and Shayne Wilson Lappin of Marshall; daughter, Darla Diane Rencher of Bonham; sister, Kay Kirkley of Kingston, Oklahoma; brothers, Robert Applegate of Antlers, Oklahoma and Mickey Applegate of Blossom; grandchildren, B.J., Tessa, Lyndie, Miguel, Brandon, Roxanne, Tyler, Weston, Preslie, Chelsie, Jordan, Gabrielle, Tanner, Peyton, Logan and Izzy and great-grandchildren, Kaden, Alayna, Brody, Olyvia, Emman, Sophia, Addison, Fallon, Stetson, Shaelynn, Aeris and Bryleigh.

She was preceded in death by daughter, Latasha Jean Lappin; four brothers and four sisters.

  

 

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

 

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Becky Darden Selden

A funeral service for Becky Selden, age 54, of Quitman, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 16, 2014 at the Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel with Chase Palmer and Aaron Huddleston officiating.

Interment will follow at Arbala Cemetery, with Jim Cimarolli, Matt Byrd, Terry Flora, Tim Berger, Zach Lloyd and Mo Everett serving as Pallbearers.

Visitation will be Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

          

Becky Selden died Thursday, March 13, 2014 at her residence. She was born on November 14, 1959 in Hopkins County the daughter of Wyman and Elsie (Petross) Darden. She was married to Gary Selden of Quitman. She was a transportation clerk at Grocery Supply and a member of Seymore Church of Christ.

Survivors include: her husband, Gary Selden; three sons, James Wyman Allen of Arbala, Richard Reagon Allen and wife Angela of Brinker, and Lance Steven Selden of Fort Worth; a brother Autry Darden and wife Teresa of Arbala; two sisters, Sheila Darden Askins and husband Chuck of Dike and Melissa Fouse and husband Ray of Arbala. Grandchildren are Bailey Allen, Machelle Allen, Kyleigh Allen and Kyrsten Allen.

    

She was preceded in death by her parents. 

               

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

  

           

 

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Mary E. Julian

Funeral mass of Christian burial for Mary Elizabeth Julian, age 69, of Sulphur Springs, TX,  will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at St. James Catholic Church with Father Susai Avula and Deacon Jerry Besze officiating.

Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Jay Julian, Jr., John Julian, Joseph B. Ames, Jr., Jason Ames, Gaylord Whiting, and Danny Blount serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Sam Tatum, Marvin Duval, and E.A. Junell.

Mrs. Julian passed away Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Julian was born on March 18, 1944 in Sulphur Springs, TX, the daughter of Joseph Burroughs Ames, Sr. and Mary Sue Shelton Ames. She married Jay William Julian on January 23, 1965 in Sulphur Springs, TX. He preceded her in death on July 15, 2001. Mrs. Julian attended Sulphur Springs High School, graduating in 1962 and attended East Texas State University in Commerce, TX. Mrs. Julian and her husband along with their sons owned and operated Home Place Mobile Home Park in Sulphur Springs from 1972 until 1988. In 1981, Mrs. Julian began her 30 plus year banking career at Sulphur Springs State Bank, where she managed the bookkeeping department and some other back-office departments along the way. Mrs. Julian retired from banking in December 2011.

She is survived by sons, Jay W. Julian, Jr. and John P. Julian both of Sulphur Springs, brother, Joseph B. Ames, Jr. and wife Diane, sister, Samantha Whiting and husband Gaylord, as well as many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband she was also preceded in death by her parents, and brother John Shelton Ames.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials be made to St. James Catholic Church, 297 Texas St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482 or the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org. 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Wesley Pruitt

 

Funeral service for Wesley Alan Pruitt, 13, of Alba, will be held at 1:00 PM, Monday, March 17, 2014 at the Bull Creek Cowboy Church in Lone Oak, Texas.  Bro. Paul McMerrell and Bro. Wayne Wolfe officiating. 

Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. 

Visitation will also be at the Bull Creek Cowboy Church on Sunday evening 6:00-8:00 PM.  Honorary Pallbearers include the young men and young women of Rains ISD.


Wesley was born in Sulphur Springs on May 31, 2000 to Kennith Alan and Sherree Lissette Latham Pruitt.  He was an 8th grade student at Rains Jr. High School.  He was a member of the 4-H Club, Football A-Team, Power Lifting, and Track Teams.  Wesley died Wednesday, March 12, 2014. 


Survivors include:  Mother:  Sherree Latham (Dougie) of Alba; Father:  Ken Pruitt (Amanda) of Emory; Sisters:  Taylor Pruitt of Alba; and Kaylee Pruitt of Emory; Brothers:  Gene Beck of Emory; Braydon Lennon of Sulphur Springs; Turner Latham of Alba; Grandfather:  Joe Hill "Pop" of Alba; Grandmother:  Sonjia Reep "Mama" of Emory; Grandmother: Joyce Bell "Memaw" of Alba; Grandfather:  Paul Pruitt "Paw" of Alba;  Grandmother:  Sharon Latham "Maw" of Emory; Grandparents:  Cindy & Gary Monroe of Alba; Great-grandparents:  John & Joyce Blanton of Emory; Audrey Hill; Jackie & Wanda Huddleston, Sr. and Jimmi Lou Oliver, all of Alba.  Numerous other loving family and friends.

Preceded by:  Grandfather:  Ray Latham; and Great-great grandparents:  Jodie Hill; Lyndell & Lorene Huddleston.

A "Love Fund" is set up at the Austin Bank in Wesley's name.  

Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

 

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Phillip E. Coyle

 

A memorial service for Phillip E. Coyle, 67, of Sulphur Springs will be held Saturday, March 15 at 205 Maxwell Street, Sulphur Springs.  Family and friends may stop by between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Phillip died Sunday, March 9, 2014 at his residence.

He was born October 5, 1946 in Louisville, Kentucky, the son of John Stanley Coyle and Anna Pearl Lewis Coyle. 

He was a mechanic.

He served in the United States Marines during the Vietnam War.

He was a member of the Gypsy Motorcycle Club.

Survivors include daughter, Kathy Pipkins of Dallas; son, Keith Coyle and wife Julie of Summerville, South Carolina; three grandchildren, Christoper Schuessler, Claudia Pipkins and Carmin Pipkins and sister, Ada of Michigan.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one sister.    

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

 

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Mary Ellen Latimer

 

A graveside funeral  service for Mary Ellen Jane Latimer, age 63, of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at Peerless Cemetery at 11:00 a.m., Saturday March 15, 2014, with Rev. Danny Ballard and Rev. L.D. Baxley officiating.  Pallbearers are Ray Kirkpatrick, James Latimer, John Latimer, David Carey, Christian Canup, and Charles Latimer.

Visitation will be held 6 till 8 pm, Friday, March 14, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

Mary Ellen Jane Latimer passed away on Wednesday evening, March 12, 2014 at her residence.  She was born February 11, 1951 in Shamrock, Texas, the daughter of Sam and Abbie (Patton) Latimer.  She was a retired minister and was a member of the Full Gospel House of Prayer.

           

Survivors include:  Her husband David Carey of Sulphur Springs, son Kenneth Watts of Sulphur Springs, TX,; daughter, Nevlyn Lopez of Mexico; two sisters, Ann Wagner and Phyllis Allen both of Sulphur Springs; four brothers, Wendell Latimer,, Alan Latimer,, Alvin Latimer,  and Phillip Latimer; five grandchildren, Cory Watts, Devin Watts, Christian Canup, Emillio Aranda and Anna Lopez.

           

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, David Latimer, and sister, Nell Kirkpatrick.

                           

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

  

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Willie Calhoun

Funeral services for Willie Marie Calhoun, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with West Oaks Funeral Home.

Ms. Calhoun passed away on Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Carriage House Manor.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Billy Jay Doty, Jr.

Memorial services for Billy Jay Doty, Jr., 66, of Emory will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 15, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

There will be no formal visitation.

Billy passed away on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at his residence. He was born on November 17, 1947 in San Angelo, TX, the son of Billy Jay, Sr. and Velma Rayburn Doty. He married Jo Ann Wells. She survives.

Billy worked as a supervisor for UPS for many years.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by son, Stephen Doty and wife Stefanie of Rockwall, daughter, Amber Dearman and husband Ottis of Perkinston, MS, brother, Robert Doty and wife Gina of Abilene, sister, Mary Allen and husband Mark of Runaway Bay, grandchildren, Brittany Dearman, Elise, Beck, and Lucy True Doty, and great-granddaughter, Aubree Smith.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Hope Foundation at www.hopefoundation.org, or Lake Country Neighbors Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 516, Emory, TX 75440.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Andre Champion

Andre L. Champion, 54, of Ladonia passed away at her home on Sunday, March 9, 2014. She was born in New York City on October 15, 1959 to Anna Crockett and Alvin Champion.

She was preceded in death by her father, Alvin Champion; her step-father, Harry Champion; and, her sister, Carolyn Champion.

Survivors include her mother, Anna Champion of Ladonia; her special friend, Danielle Hill of Allen; and a host of brothers and sisters.

Visitation will be held on Friday, March 14, 2014, at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home from 10:00 A.M until 6:00 P.M.

Funeral Services will be conducted on Saturday, March 15, 2014, at 1:00 P.M. at Mount Moriah Baptist Church of Commerce.

Interment will follow at Rosemound Cemetery in Commerce. 

Pallbearers will be Harry Turner, Greg Jackson, Kerthy Clayton, Dominic Turner, Kenneth Savage and Nicolas Gadlin.  

Arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home of Commerce.

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Betty Lathrop

Betty Lou Lathrop, 87, of Emory, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at her home.  Graveside service will be at the Grove Hill Funeral Home & Memorial Park in Dallas at 1:00 PM on Friday, March 14, 2014. 

Visitation will be held at the Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 6-8 PM.


Betty was born on January 16, 1927 in Dallas to Albert and Georgia Jones Cameron.  She married Lilburn Lathrop and he preceded her in death in 1972.  She retired after working many years as a data operator.  She was a member of VFW Club in Dallas and enjoyed being secretary for them for many years.


She is survived by her daughter Helene Lathrop of Emory

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She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, 3 brothers and 3 sisters.

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Anna Baugh

A funeral service for Anna Louise Baugh, 70 of Sulphur Springs, will be held at  1 p.m., Saturday, March 15, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Rev. John Gandy and Rev. Sonny Pennington officiating.

Interment will follow at Shooks Chapel, with Tony Carroll, Brandon Carroll, Benny Potter and Tim Blackwell serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearer will be Lewis Potter.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Louise died Monday, March 10, 2014 in Sulphur Springs.

She was born December 24, 1943, in Mt. Vernon, the daughter of Herman Lee Potter and Vera Lou Stiles Potter.

She was a retired beautician and a member of Emanuel Baptist Church.

Survivors include daughter, Monica Blackwell and husband Tim of Garland; son, Christopher Baugh and wife Anita of Terrell; brother, Benny Potter and wife Barbara of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Jessica Blackwell , Kaitlyn Blackwell, Nathan Blackwell, Lindsie Baugh and Eric Baugh and great-grandson, Bryson Baugh.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorials may be made to Emanuel Baptist Church, 605 Hillcrest Drive, Sulphur Springs, Texas  75482    

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

  

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Amber McClure

Amber K. McCulloch McClure, 31, of Emory passed away Sunday morning, March 9, 2014.  Funeral service will be held on Friday, March 14, 2014, 2:00 PM, at the Believers' Baptist Church in Emory, with Bro. Jason Rolen officiating. 

Burial will be in the Caney Cemetery in Hunt County, between Lone Oak and Campbell. 

Visitation will be Thursday evening, March 13, 6:00-8:00 PM, at the Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel in Emory.

 
Amber was born October 6, 1982 to Richard Keith and Kathy Lynn Richardson McCulloch.  She married Shane O. McClure on January 1, 2008, in Emory.  She was a member of Believers' Baptist Church.

Survivors include:  Husband:  Shane McClure; Son:  Tyson Alexander Mireles of Emory; Daughters:  Carmella K. McClure and Trinity O. McClure of Emory, and Mackenzie McClure of Quinlan, Ashlie McClure  and Allison McClure of Carlisle, PA; Mother:  Kathy Richardson McCulloch (Tommy Poole) of Garland; Father:  Richard McCulloch (Jill) of Forney; Brother:  Brandon McCulloch (Melissa) of Fate; Niece & Nephews:  Bailey, Drake and Caden McCulloch; Grandparents:  Gordon & Barbara Richardson of Mesquite; In-Laws:  Jason & Cynthia Pitts and Mike & Sondra McClure all of Greenville.  Numerous other loving family and friends. 

Preceded by:  Grandparents:  Jerry & Linda McCulloch 

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home in Emory.

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Louise Anita Petty

A Funeral Service for Louise Petty, age 89, of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 10, 2014 at the Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bruce Stinson and Rev. Don Rooks officiating.

Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Jason Petty, Billy Petty, Chad Hawkins, Todd Hawkins, Donald Rooks, and Derek Robinson serving as pallbearers.

A visitation will be held Sunday, March 9, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.  

Louise Petty passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014 at her residence. She was born on August 5, 1924 to George V. Wilkins and Lottie (Rhodes) Wilkins in Commerce. She married William C. Petty in Commerce on December 24, 1945; he preceded her in death in 2011. Mrs. Petty was a homemaker, a member of Central Baptist Church, and a member of TOPS.  

Mrs. Petty is survived by: daughters, Iva Leigh Harrison of Las Vegas, NV, Sheryl Rooks and husband Don of Sulphur Springs, Shannon Brown and husband Tom of Stansbury Park, UT, and Elaine Lang and husband Bob of Delta, CO; son, Bill Petty and wife Cynthia of Orange County, CA; sister, Florence Scott of Cleburne; grandchildren, Billy Petty, Jason Petty, Andrea Rodrigues, Alissa Melton, Denell Robinson, Donald Rooks, Chad Hawkins, Todd Hawkins, Brooke Hawkins, Jessica Jarrard, Melanie Jarrard, Shelby Jarrard, and Emily Martinez; and seven great-grandchildren.  

She was also preceded in death by her brother, Buren Wilkins.              

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Jackie Clopton

 

Jackie Powell Clopton passed away on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born on September 15, 1933, in Rector, Arkansas, the daughter of Elzo Jackson and Estelle Lambert Roden. She married Andrew Jackson Powell in 1955. He preceded her in death in 1985. She then married David R. Clopton, in 2013. He survives.

She was a member of Southside Church of Christ and was a retired school teacher.

Other survivors include: a son, Andrew Powell of Cabot, AR; daughters, Jane Watley of Sulphur Springs and Mollie Devereaux of Bryant, AR; grandchildren: Justin Powell, Erin Powell, Brandon Rhoads, Melanie Shank, Sefan Diamonte, Andrew Watley, Rachel Watley, and Danielle Watley.

A memorial service and inurnment will be at a later date.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Kenneth J. Chambliss

Funeral services for Kenneth Joe Chambliss, 80, of Cumby, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Cumby United Methodist Church with Rev. Duncan Graham officiating.

Interment will follow at Cumby Cemetery with Asa Bloyed, Shawn Bloyed, Steve Smith, Johnny Carter, Mike Cross, and Danny Reichle serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Rusty Vaughan, Ryan Vaughan, Shane Gilbert, Lane Gilbert, Josh Weatherbee, and Larry White.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, March 8, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Kenneth passed away on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at Kindred Hospital in Dallas, TX. He was born on March 8, 1933 in Pittsburg, TX the son of Leonard and Josephine Crane Chambliss. He married Betty Cross on December 22, 1955 in Cumby, TX. She survives. Kenneth was the high school principal of Lone Oak for 20 years. In addition to his wife, he is also survived by daughter, Vicky France and husband Martin of Cumby, brothers, Billy Chambliss and wife Sharon of Seagoville, TX, Wayne Chambliss and wife Sherry of Cuero, TX, Jerry Chambliss and wife Pat of Dangerfield, TX, grandson, Christopher Gilbert of Cumby, great-grandchildren, Shane Gilbert, Lane Gilbert, Wade Gilbert, Kyleigh Tadlock, Brantley Tadlock, Jade France, and Tommy Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cumby United Methodist Church, 204 East Main Street, Cumby, TX 75433.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Ronnie Ray Robbins

Ronnie Ray Robbins, 44, of Emory, passed away on Wednesday, March 5, 2014.

Ronnie was born in Garland on October 14, 1969, to Millard Doyle Robbins and Pamela Joyce Isenburg Robbins. He was a Registered Nurse at Baylor Medical Center; he really enjoyed being a careflight nurse; and, Ronnie enjoyed fishing, playing the piano and a little casino outing now and then. He was a proud father of two children and absolutely was the proudest "pa".

Survivors include his father, Millard; his son, Tyler Austin Robbins of Garland; his daughter, Brooke Nicole Dotson and her husband Tanner of Point; his grandson, Cohen Parker Robbins; and, his two sisters: Tina Robbins of Emory and Lisa Freeman of Rowlett.

Ronnie was preceded in death by his mother, Pamela and his brother, Millard "Puddy" Robbins Jr.

Graveside services will be conducted on Friday, March 7, 2014, at 12:00 o'clock Noon at Black Fork Cemetery in Nashoba, Oklahoma.

Pallbearers will be: Vernon Wilson, Weldon Robbins, Brian Ragsdale, Ricky Zachary, Tyler Robbins and Donald Isenburg Jr.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Virgal Robbins, Roger Robbins and Donald Isenburg Jr.

Online register and condolences are available at www.jones-walkerandson.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home of Commerce.

 

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Hannelore Emilie Watson

Hannelore Emilie Watson, 84, of Commerce, passed away on Wednesday, March 5, 2014.

Hannelore was born in Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany, on April 29, 1929, to Christian and Pauline Jaeger. In 1960, Hannelore married Robert L. Watson.

Hannelore is survived by her husband; her grandchildren: Jager and Robert Watson, and Jade Rodgers; her great-grandchildren: Eli Gage Watson, and Mia Rodgers; and, her sister, Margaret E. Larson of Carmel Valley, CA.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her son, Robert Louis Watson III.

Graveside services will be conducted at 3:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Rest Haven Cemetery, in Rockwall.

Online register and condolences are available at www.jones-walkerandson.com.   Arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home of Commerce.

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Gleen Martin

           

A funeral service for Gleen Dell Martin, age 89,    of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at Spence Chapel, First Baptist Church, at 1:00 p.m., Friday, March 7, 2014, with Rev. Fred Lewis, Rev. Tommy Johnston and Rev. Mark Bryant officiating. 

Interment will follow at Posey Cemetery, with Tom Massey, Danny Evans, Weldon Glossup, Gregg Price, Jamie Brice, Jerry Freeman, Justin Freeman  and Patrick LeMoine serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will the The Joy Class and the kitchen s

taff at First Baptist Church. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, March 6, 2014  at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

Gleen Dell Martin passed away Monday evening, March 3, 2014, at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.  She was born in Hopkins County December 25, 1924, the daughter of John Kelley and Era Farris Kelley. She married Douglas Lynn Martin in Sulphur Springs April 13, 1946.  He preceded her in death in 2011. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church.

           

Other survivors include:  daughter, Mary Boles and husband Jackie of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Jackie Boles, Jr., Kelli Boles and Shaunda Knight; great-grandchildren, Natalie Lynn Perry, Jacie Kaye Boles, Mattie Lynn Boles, Jodi Stoneberg and Brian Virgel and great-great-grandchild, Makenna Stoneberg. 

She was preceded in death by three brothers; two sisters and great-grandson, Matthew Virgel.   Memorials may be made to the Matthew Virgel Scholarship Fund, 401 Division Street, Greenville, Texas  75403 and/ or The Radio Bible Class at First Baptist Church.

           

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

  

 

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Jaclyn Baker

  

A memorial service for Jaclyn Yvonne Baker, age 58, of Wolfe City, will be conducted at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 8, 2014, with Rev. David Rivers officiating. 

No formal visitation is scheduled.

           

Jackie passed away in Wolfe City Monday morning, March3, 2014.  She was born in Dallas November 4, 1955, the daughter of Norma Sue Meazle.  She was a homemaker.

          

Survivors include:  two daughters, Renae Killian ofAustin and  Carolyn Williams and husband Steve of Sulphur Bluff; sons, Robert John Killian of Cumby and Thadeus Nathaniel Burgess and wife Samantha of Austin; sister, Louise Andrews and husband Dale of Tuttle, Oklahoma; brother, Bobby Leasure and wife Tanya of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; beloved fiancé Herman Procell of Wolfe City; grandchildren, Donovan Killian, Savanna Killian, Collin Williams, Sarah Williams, Ashton McKellop, Katy Killian and Holden Killian; great-granddaughter, Aria Killian; nephews, Darren Andrews, Daniel Andrews  and wife Kristie and Robert Leasure and  great-nephew, Dallas Andrews. 

She was preceded in death by her mother and siblings, Rusty and Kay Nichols.         

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

  

           

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Vera Wilhite

 

A graveside service for Vera Alene Wilhite, age 70, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at City Cemetery in Sulphur Springs, at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 6, 2014, with Shane Carrington officiating.  

Serving as pallbearers will be Josh McPhearson, David McPhearson, Danny McPhearson, David Ragan, Cheyenne Smithers and Jon Anderson.  Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Adams and her nephews. 

 Visitation will be at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

Vera Alene Wilhite passed away Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.  She was born in Hopkins County July 9, 1943, the daughter of Ayrie Cecil Wilhite and Grace Dora Shelton Wilhite. 

           

Survivors include:  five sisters, Louise Smith and husband, Huey, Lou Bills, Dama Kirkpatrick and husband Bert, Betty Patterson and husband L. D. (Pat)  and Wanda Elliott, all of Sulphur Springs and two brothers, Claude Wilhite of Sulphur Springs and Dennis Wilhite and wife Norma of Garland. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Terry Don Wilhite, brothers-in-law, Lonnie Bills, David R. Free and Danny Elliott and sister-in-law, Mary Jo Wilhite.      

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

  

 

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Lynn D. Sewell

Funeral services for Lynn Dale Sewell, age 79, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Spence Chapel First Baptist Church with Rev. Fred Lewis, Rev. Mark Bryant and Bro. Tommy Johnston officiating. 

A Masonic graveside service will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Jerry Polson, Jonathan Polson, Lloyd Douglas, Jerry Wilhite, Patrick Mockler, and Bobby Moon serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Dakota Byker, Blake Brands, Tyson Douglas, and Zachary Mockler. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Mr. Sewell passed away Monday, March 3, 2014 at Hopkins County Hospital.  Mr. Sewell was born on January 21, 1935 in Sulphur Springs, TX, the son of Dale and Mavis (Spencer) Sewell.  He married Elizabeth Ann Thompson on December 21, 1955 in Sulphur Springs, TX.  She survives.  Mr. Sewell worked for H. D. Lee and Raytheon.  He was member of the Masonic Lodge #221 and of First Baptist Church. 

In addition to his wife he is survived by his sister Patricia Douglas and husband Norman, nephew, Lloyd Douglas, niece Chanda Byker Mockler.  He was preceded in death by his parents, nephew Brad Byker and great nephew, Canyon Douglas.  Memorials may be made to the Radio Bible Class at First Baptist Church, 116 Oak Avenue, Sulphur Springs, TX   75482. 

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Nelson Ellis

A private graveside service for Nelson Ellis, age 80, of Cumby was conducted at City Cemetery, at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday March 4, 2014.

 There was no formal visitation.   

           

Nelson Ellis passed away at his residence Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014.  He was born in Dallas on October 11, 1933, the son of Milton Earl Ellis and Emma Catherine Crow.  He married Carole Ann Price in Dallas on December 22, 1956; she survives.  He was in retail sales and he was a Congregationalist.  He served in the United States Army.

           

Other survivors include:  three daughters, Deborah Rush and husband Ed of Commerce,  Cynthia Jones and husband Jerry and Katherine Grymko, all of  Cedar Hill; grandchildren, Jason Orr, Joshua Orr, Kristina Orr, Johnny Miller and Matthew Grymko and great-grandchildren, Anthony and Olga Flores, Brett Miller and Mark and Luke Grymco. 

He was preceded in death by his parents.        

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

  

           

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Amos Howard Austin

Graveside services for Amos Howard Austin, age 81, of Sulphur Springs, TX,  will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at South Liberty Cemetery with Rev. Paul Pogue officiating. 

There will be no formal visitation. 

Honorary pallbearer will be Christopher Austin Vaughan, Logan Michael Vaughan, Zachary Ryan Vaughan and Jim Horton. 

Mr. Austin passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014 at his residence.  Mr. Austin was born on February 6, 1933 in Harrisburg, AR, the son of Lincoln and Mattie (Lowe) Austin.  He married Peggy Cook on July 11, 1953 in Jonesboro, AR.  She preceded him in death.  Mr. Austin was an executive with Wright Brand Packing where he retired.  He was a member of New Beginnings Fellowship Church. 

Mr. Austin is survived by his daughter, Vickie Vaughan and husband Mike of Sulphur Springs, grandsons, Christopher Austin Vaughan and wife Rochelle of Shreveport, LA, Logan Michael Vaughan and wife Whitney of Sulphur Springs, TX, and Zachary Ryan Vaughan and wifeTaylor of Little Rock, AR, great-grandchildren, Madeline Vaughan, Patton Vaughan, Mireya Vaughan, Kiley Vaughan and Aven Vaughan. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Omer Austin, sister,  Gladys DeBoard. 

Memorials may be made to Fruitful Harvest Ministry at New Beginnings Fellowship Church, 155 N. Jackson Street, Sulphur Springs, TX  75482. 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Tony Mexia

A funeral service for Tony Mexia, age 70, of Arlington, will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 4,2014, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Robert Burns officiating. 

Interment will follow at Emblem Cemetery, with Mario Viliapando, Matthew Rodriquez, Jacob Valdez, Keith Shelton, Larry Mexia and Mark Mexia serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, March 3, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

Tony Mexia passed away Saturday morning, March 1, 2014 at Mansfield Methodist Hospital in Mansfield.  He was born in Greenville, Texas August 17, 1943, the son of Frank Mexia and Jessie Becerra Mexia.  He married Yvonne Thompson.  She preceded him in death in 2001.  He married Kathy Deleon; she survives.  He was a QAQC inspector for Halliburton and a member of the Masonic Lodge.

           

Other survivors include:  two daughters, Deanna Robinson-Mexia of Mesquite and Ashley Mexia of Seagoville; son, Kirk Mexia of Garland; grandchildren, Kendra Galindo, Anthony Joe Galindo, Kassie Mexia, Alexis Tello, Elijah Tello, Noah Valdez, Dylan Mexia, Tyler Mexia, Sasha,  Brissa and Jon. 

He was also preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and three sisters.           

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

  

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Dr. Fred Tarpley

A memorial service for Dr. Fred Tarpley has been scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 8, 2014, at theConference Room of Sam Rayburn Center, on TAMU-C Campus.

Dr. Tarpley passed away on Saturday, March 1, 2014.

He was longtime and beloved professor at Texas A&M University-Commerce and remained active with the University, even after retirement.

Funeral details will be forthcoming.

 

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Lloyd Johnson

Funeral services for Lloyd Johnson, age 85, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 6, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Pete Adrian officiating and Rev. Debbie Riggsby assisting. 

Interment will follow at Richland Cemetery with Ralph Wadsorth, Eddie Almond, Dr. Ronald Stanley, Steve Cooper, Bernie Beam and Gene Scruggs serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Marvin Jones, Elton Stewart and Truman Renshaw.  

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Johnson passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.  Mr. Johnson was born on February 14, 1929 in Mt. Vernon, TX, the son of Weaver Henry and Lillis Virginia (Reeves) Johnson.  He married Jo Ann Staples on December 16, 1955 in Tyler, TX.  She survives.  Mr. Johnson attended Winona Schools and graduated from Tyler High School in 1945.  Mr. Johnson served in the Navy during the Korean War and served on board the USS Wasp.  He worked for the Department of Public Safety and was a Texas Ranger and retired after 35 years.  He was a 50 year member of the Castillian Masonic Lodge #141 and was a Past Master.  Mr. Johnson was a member of First United Methodist Church. 

In addition to his wife he is survived by three sons, Russ Johnson and wife Sandy of Tyler, TX, Tracy Johnson and fiancé Nicole Sorley of Sulphur Springs, TX, Scott Johnson and wife Amy of Arlington, TX,  brother, Bob Johnson and wife Beverly of Palestine, TX, grandchildren, Joshua Johnson and wife Jill of Tyler, Courtney Allison and husband Matt of Sierra Vista, AZ, Callie Johnson of Arlington, TX, Blake Johnson of Arlington, Trevor Johnson of Sulphur Springs, TX, and Tucker Johnson of Tyler, TX, great-grandchildren, Shepard Johnson, Fisher Johnson, and Kinsler Johnson. 

He was preceded in death by his parents. 

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

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Carolyn Gail Jackson

Carolyn Gail Jackson, 68, of Point passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014 at the Legend Healthcare & Rehabilitation Greenville. 

Visitation will be Tuesday evening March 4, 2014, 6-8 pm at the Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel in Emory. 

Cremation arrangements under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home. 

Online guestbook may be signed at www.wilsonorwoskyfuneralhome.com

Survivors include:  Husband:  Jesse Jackson of Point; Son:  Cody Jackson and wife, Mia, of Point; Daughters:  Angie Parmer and husband, Heath, of Emory; and Patti Neiman.  Sister:  Shirley Hall of Emory; Brothers:  Larry Northcutt and wife, Doris, of Point; and Ricky Northcutt and wife, Teresa, of Emory; and Randy Northcutt of Emory; Grandchildren:  Justin Lollar; Courtney Hocutt; Luke Hocutt; Brayla Parmer; Keldon Parmer; Chris Neiman; and Terry Moore.  10 Great-grandchildren.  Numerous other loving family and friends.

Preceded by her parents and 1 Sister - Helen Frances Northcutt. 


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Ben Dickson

A funeral Service for Ben Dickson, age 60 of Sulphur Springs will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Davis Street Baptist Church with Rev. Andy Comer  and Rev. Ty Musser officiating.

Interment will follow in Restlawn Memorial Park with Norman Colyer, Robert Stidham, Harlan Hammond, Sheriff Butch Adams, Joe Chenault, Gordon Fulcher, Kerry Roy, Monty Tipps and Chief Jim Bayuk serving as pallbearers. Serving as Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the Sulphur Springs Police Department, Sulphur Springs city hall employees, and City of Sulphur Springs Municipal Court employees.  

Visitation will be held 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm, Friday, February 28, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

      

Ben Dickson passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at his residence. He was born in Sulphur Springs on June 2, 1953, the son of Truman and Frances Ellen Lawson Dickson. He married Jeannie Beth Hooker in Sulphur Springs on December 3, 1983. He was a Lieutenant with the Sulphur Springs Police Department, where he served the people for over 31 years. He was a member of Davis Street Baptist Church where he served as a deacon.

   

Survivors include: wife, Jeannie Dickson of Sulphur Springs; daughter, Darla Pettit and husband, Sam of Sulphur Springs; son, Derek Dickson and wife, Taylor of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Trenton Dickson, Benjamin Jace Dickson, and Baby Boy Pettit.

    

He was preceded in death by his parents.

   

Memorial may be made to the Davis Street Baptist Church Expansion Fund.


Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Venice Turner

Funeral services for Mrs. Peggy Venice Turner, age 100, of Pickton, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 28, 2014, at Pickton United Methodist Church, with Rev. Henry Suche officiating.

Interment will follow services in the New Pickton Cemetery, with Matt Turner, Scott Turner, Neal Turner, Kent Schepp, Todd Turner, Sissy Brumley, Colin Turner, and Archie Lindley (adopted grandchild) serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbears will be Jimmy Turner and David Nichols.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, February 27, 2014, at Beaty Funeral Home in Winnsboro.

Mrs. Turner passed away early Tuesday morning, February 24, 2014, at Carriage House Cottages, following a short illness, in the arms of her Lord and Savior. She was born on July 5, 1913, in Como, Texas, the daughter of John Franklin and Lillie Dale Crone Neighbors. Venice and her twin sister, Eunice, were a joyful surprise for their family. A native of Hopkins County and East Texas, her life was filled with family and friends. She married Jewel "Dude" Marlin Turner, on December 24, 1935 and they enjoyed 54 years of marriage before his death in 1989.

Mrs. Turner was a life long member of the Pickton United Methodist Church, served in the workforce for many years, as well as being actively involved in her community.

Survivors include: her children and daughters-in-law, Dude Marlin and Judy Turner, Frank and Pat Turner, Mike and Mickey Turner, and Polly Swatsell; brothers, Don Neighbors and Lon and wife Pat Neighbors; a sister, Erma Herschel; ten grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and scores of nieces, nephews, and many friends.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; her step-mother; seven sisters, three brothers; one son-in-law, four brothers-in-law; four sisters-in-law; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to the Pickton United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 2, Pickton, TX 75471.


Arrangements are with Beaty Funeral Home.

 

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Dude Northcutt

Funeral service for Frances Ecra "Dude" Harrell Northcutt, 91, of Emory are scheduled for 2:00 PM Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Smyrna Union Church in Rains County with Rev. Montie L. Parker, Sr. officiating. 

Burial will follow in Smyrna Cemetery.  

Visitation is scheduled for 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Friday, Feb. 28, at the Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel in Emory.

 
Mrs. Northcutt died February 25, at Senior Suite Care and Rehab in Emory, TX, after a short illness.  She was born Oct. 30, 1922 in Vera, TX, Knox County, to Charles Jasper and Mary Frances Turner Harrell.  She married John Marvin Northcutt in Emory, TX on Dec. 24, 1941, with Rev. Albert A. Clark officiating. 


Mrs. Northcutt lived most of her life in and near the Smyrna community and attended the New Holmes School and Emory High School.  She was a long-time member of First Assembly of God in Emory and had been actively involved in church, community, and volunteer activities.  During the years her children were in school she was involved in school activities and served two years as PTA president for the Emory (and later Rains) school system.

 
Serving as pallbearers are John Huizar, James Moon, JonMarc Moon, Joe Paul Hogue, Randy Johnson, and Montie L. Parker, Jr. serving as pallbearers. 


Survivors include her husband:  Marvin Northcutt of Emory; a son:  Jasper Northcutt of Emory; three daughters:  Alice Northcutt of Springfield, MO, Virginia Northcutt of Emory, and Avis Huizar and husband Chio of Emory; a sister:  Murline Hogue of Emory; four grandchildren:  Toni Gambill and husband Roger of Leonard, TX, Teresa Huizar of Washington, DC, Christina Huizar of Austin, TX and John Huizar of Austin, TX; two great-grandsons:  James Moon of Plano, TX and JonMarc Moon of Altus, OK.

Preceding her in death were her parents; three brothers:  Robert Harrell (infant), Charles (C.V.) Harrell; and Fines (Sider) Harrell; and five sisters:  Vestell Jordan, Clara Johnson, Elsa Abney, Lee Ivie, and Ava Harrell (infant).

Memorial donations may be made to the Smyrna Union Cemetery, PO Box 563, Emory, TX 75440.


Funeral service is under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home of Emory.

 

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Dr. Joe Worsham

A memorial service for Dr. Joe G. Worsham will be held at First United Methodist Church (301 Church St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482) on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. with Rev. Debbie Riggsby officiating.  There will be an open microphone for remarks and memories by friends and family.  Catering will be provided by Coffee Off the Square immediately following the service.
 
Dr. Joe Grant Worsham, age 71, of Sulphur Springs, passed away at his home on Tuesday, February 11, 2014.  He was born in Sulphur Springs on May 13, 1942, the only child of Joe Horace Worsham and Flora Matt Grant Worsham.  Joe attended school in Sulphur Springs, graduating in 1960.  After high school, Joe attended college at the University of Texas in Austin for one year and then transferred to and graduated from the University of North Texas in Denton.  After college, Joe obtained his doctor of dental surgery degree from  Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas.  Dr. Worsham practiced as a dentist in the Dallas area for many years but, after his marriage to Jan in 1981, moved his dental practice home to Sulphur Springs where he continued to practice until health issues forced him to retire in 2012.
  Survivors include his much beloved son & light of his life,  Matthew Worsham; former wife and forever best friend, Jan Worsham; his aunt, Edna Earl Grant, cousins Jackie Grant & wife Deanna, Bill Grant & wife Susie, Gerry Grant & wife Myra, Jeff Massey & wife Prissy, James (Jimmy) Worsham & wife Virginia, Kathy Worsham Reeves and husband Wayne, all of Sulphur Springs; Lou Ann Stare & husband Peter of Dallas and Andrea Massey of Dallas, Mark Grant & wife Molly, of Garland, Eddie Andrews & wife, of Witchita Falls, Carol Flo Steed and husband Chris of Houston; close life-long friends Warren Brewer and Linda Bennett, Tom Green, Ene & Kay Ashcroft and dear friends Jimmy Thomas and Kathy Shadwell, all of Sulphur Springs as well as many friends and former patients, too numerous to mention, who were still in touch with & cared deeply for him.

Online guest book may be signed at www.murrayorwosky.com

Arrangements under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Betty J. Rollison

Funeral services for Betty Jean Rollison, age 68, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 12:00 noon, Saturday, March 1, 2014 Mitchell Chapel Church of God In Christ with Supt. Nelson Gatlin officiating. 

Interment will follow at Mel Haven Cemetery with Brian Franklin, Brandon Franklin, Cleveland Lindley, Vincent Franklin, Antoine Rollison, Tyrik Rollison, serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Tony Reed, Robert Franklin, Tremayne Jones. 

There will be no formal visitation. 

Betty passed away Sunday, February 23, 2014 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.  Betty was born on June 6, 1945 in Greenville, TX, the daughter of Willie and Melvina (Neal) Nelson.  Betty was a certified nurse assistant and a member of Mitchell Chapel Church of God In Christ. 

She is survived by two sons, Alton Nelson and wife Teresa and Anthony Rollison all of Sulphur Springs, one daughter, Brenda Rollison and husband Michael of Sulphur Springs, one brother, Larry Nelson of Banning, CA, three sisters, Minnie Cullors of Banning, CA, Margie Reed and Mary Nelson both of Sulphur Springs, grandchildren, Samantha Nelson, Temeka Clayton, Antione Rollison, Lacresha Hubbard, Tyrik Rollison, Quatina Goodson, Markiest Goodson and Kwane Goodson, 13 great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, R. D. Orka, Willie Ray Nelson, J. W. Nelson, sisters, Mattie Mae Holliness, Magalene Askew and Cleo Nelson.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Novell Wade

Funeral services for Novell Wade, are pending with Mason & Mason Mortuary.

Ms. Wade padded away on, February 21, 2014, at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.

Arrangements are with Mason & Mason Mortuary.

 

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Michael Sapien

A graveside service for Michael Sapien, age 57, of Ft Worth, was held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Nelta Cemetery.

       

Michael Sapien passed away on Friday, February 21, 2014 at Heartland Health Care Center in Ft. Worth. He was born in Ft. Worth on March 10, 1956 the son of Robert and Patsy Ramirez Sapien. He was a carpenter.

   

Survivors include: daughters, Melissa Johnson and husband, Micah of Dike, and Melinda Wright and husband, Kevin of Hot Springs, AR; sisters, Eva Mejia, Rosa Sapien, Victoria Herrera, and Annett Vaughn; brother, Daniel Sapien; grandchildren, Tavin Wright, McKenna Wright, Shane Johnson, and Marshall Johnson.

  

He was preceded in death by his parents;brother, Robert Sapien, Jr, and sister, Sally Alvarado.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Regina Meadows

A Celebration of Life for Regina Meadows, age 50, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at Shannon Oaks Church at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 22, 2014. 

A private family burial will follow, with Gary Glossup, Danny Glossup, Dwayne Glossup, Brad Lancaster, Zach Burney and David Riley serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Jeremy Glossup, Jaden Glossup and Charlie Wilkerson. 

No formal visitation is scheduled.

           

Regina Meadows went to be with the Lord on Thursday morning, February 20, 2014.  She was born in Klondike on October 19, 1963.  Regina married the love of her life John Mark Meadows in Jamaica on March 19, 2003; he survives.  She was a senior finance associate at Raytheon and a member of Shannon Oaks Church.

           

Regina is survived by her four daughters who she cherished; Ashley Burney and husband Zach, Kelsea Meadows, Asa Meadows, all of Sulphur Springs and Brandi Riley and husband David of College Station; three special grandchildren that hold a special place in her heart; Nick and Avery Burney and Kinleigh Riley; her parents, Sammy and Vera Lancaster of Cooper and Doug and Jo Glossup; four brothers, Gary Glossup and wife Angela, Dwayne Glossup and wife Carla, Brad Lancaster and wife Gina of Paris; sister Donna Wilkerson and husband Clif of Paris and grandmother, Fay Lancaster of Cooper and numerous nieces and nephews that she dearly loved.

           

Memorials may be made to CASA Lake Country, 218 Connally Street, Sulphur Springs, TX, 75482 and Northeast Texas Heart of Hope, 133 Gilmer Street, Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482.  

               

 

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

  

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Dorothy Campbell

A funeral service for Dorothy Campbell, age 84, of Stamford will be conducted at Brashear Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 23, 2014, with Brother David Burns officiating. 

Interment will follow at Sunny Point Cemetery. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

Dorothy Campbell passed away at the Community Care Center in Stamford Wednesday evening, February 19, 2014.  She was born in Cumby June 21, 1929, the daughter of Bunis William Moreland and Sara Berniece Gunter Moreland.  She married Thomas Marvin Campbell.  He preceded her in death in 2005.  She was a retired postal clerk and a member of Brashear Baptist Church.

     

Survivors include:  two sons, Rick Campbell of Stamford and Michael Campbell of Cumby and two grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by brother, Charles William Moreland and grandson, Thomas Bryan Campbell.

               

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Katie Nowlin

Our beloved Mother, Katie Mae Black Nowlin, passed into the loving arms of Jesus on Monday, February 17, 2014 joining her husband, Charlie, and daughter, Mary Ann Farmer, who led the welcoming party.

Katie was born on October 1, 1921 in Murchison, TX to Frank and Carrie Black who also predeceased her. She grew up in the Corsicana area, graduating from Powell High School. She married Charlie Ray Nowlin on January 22, 1941. Over the next 22 years, they had eight children. Most of their married life was spent in the lower Rio Grande Valley. Katie was primarily a housewife, although she did have the occasional outside job after the children got older.

After Charlie retired, they moved to Sulphur Springs in 1978. One of the first things they did was join First Baptist Church. Katie has been a faithful member, Sunday School attendee, and member of the senior choir.

After a short stint of living in the country in Dike, Katie and Charlie moved to a little house on the Sulphur Springs Country Club. This allowed them both to take advantage of a hobby they both loved, playing golf. Katie was an active member of the Ladies Golf Association and played up until about a year ago.

Katie liked to take her tri

ps, particularly after Daddy passed in 1990. She loved to go visit family and she loved going to new places and seeing new things. Family reunions were her favorites. She particularly enjoyed the one in New Braunfels last June.

Katie is survived by seven of her children who will miss her every day: Tex Nowlin and Utley Nowlin; Jimmy Nowlin and wife, Carol; Ruth Lewman and husband, Jim; Jess Nowlin; Janie Kelley and husband, Jimmy; Becky Kennedy and husband, Doug; Debbie Gillis and husband, Johnny.

The following grandchildren and great grandchildren will miss their MaMaw/Momma Katie: Brandt Nowlin and wife, Shana, and children Haley, Mason, and Carly; Shawn Burt and husband, Wayne, and sons Nathan and Jesse Ross; Jim Nowlin and wife, Shiloh, and children Ranen, Jadon, Bryn, and Rhea; Melissa Cook and husband, Chad, and daughter Mallory; Troy Farmer and wife, Angie, and sons Cole and Jake; Katie, Kari, and Kristi Kelley; Jennifer Kennedy; and Matt Gillis and his girlfriend, Nancy McElreath. Also step-grandchild and step-great grandchildren: Cindy Garrett and children, Drew, Lauren, James, and Adam; Josh Hill; and Aly Chapman.

Of Katie's eight brothers and sisters, she leaves behind two sisters, Doris Hansen and Mary Anderson. A sister-in-law, Dorothy Wise also survives. Also remaining are numerous nieces and nephews and their children and grandchildren who so enjoyed their times, visits and family reunions with Aunt Katie.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons: Brandt Nowlin, Jim Nowlin, Troy Farmer, Matt Gillis; and her sons-in-law: Jim Lewman, Jimmy Kelley, Doug Kennedy, and Johnny Gillis.

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

Visitation will be Thursday, February 20, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m at Murray-Orwasky.

Funeral services are Friday, February 21, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church sanctuary.

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Lorene Tarrant

A funeral service for Lorene  B. Tarrant, age 95, of Campbell, will be conducted at  First Baptist Church in Campbell at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 19, 2014, with Rev. Jimmy Tarrant, Rev. Keith Cogburn and Rev. Ron Ethridge officiating. 

Interment will follow at Memory Land Cemetery in Greenville, with her grandsons, John Powell, Keith Tarrant, Jeff Tarrant, Jerry Denton, Jr. Jason Atherton, Bradley Atherton and Michael Atherton, serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be held one hour before the service, (1:00 p.m.)

Lorene B. Tarrant passed away   Sunday night, February 16, 2014 at Briarcliff Health Center of Greenville.   She was born September 26, 1918 in Delta County, Texas, the daughter of F. M. Bacon and Mary (Wilson) Bacon.  She married Uyless L. Tarrant in Greenville November 7, 1934.  He preceded her in death in 2004.  In addition to all her years as a wife, mother and homemaker, Lorene held jobs outside the home, including Henson Kickernick in Greenville for over 30 years.  She was a member of First Baptist Church in Campbell for 65 years, where she taught Sunday School for over 50 years, along with numerous Bible studies.  She also served in the WMU and the PTA.   

Survivors include:  two sons, Ray Tarrant and wife Nancy of Campbell, Jimmy Tarrant and wife Darlene of Greenville; four daughters, Sharlyn Powell Vaughn of Sulphur Springs, Mary Anderwald of Dallas, Rita Denton and husband Jerry of Lone Oak, Barbara Atherton and husband Don of Greenville; 13 grandchildren 30 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents; granddaughter, Susan Powell Bennett; great-grandson, Chris Bennett; sons-in-law, Tommy Powell, Cecil Anderwald and Ray Vaughn; six brothers and eight sisters.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Greenville.

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

  

 

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John Henry Mierzwik

 

John Henry Mierzwik, 85, of Emory, passed away on February 16, 2014.

He was born on July 6, 1928 in Kileen, Texas.  He married Margaret Duhr on August 5, 1950 in Dallas, Texas.  John joined the Air Force and worked for the Federal Government for 38 years and retired in 1983.  After retiring John opened J-Mar Recycle Shop in Emory.  He enjoyed fishing and hunting in his free time as well as traveling with his wife. 

John was a member of Emory Baptist Church and  Sword of the Spirit Sunday School class.  He was a member of many local organizations and was a Mason.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years; his son, Ken Mierzwik and wife Pat of Quinlan, Texas; daughter, Debbie and husband Mike Kernen of Oklahoma City, Ok; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and five sisters.

He is preceded in death by his parents, 1 brother and 2 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at Emory Baptist Church.   

Visitation will be held 5-7 pm on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel.

 Arrangements are under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home of Emory.

 

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William "Bill" Nixon

Funeral services for William Rex “Bill” Nixon, Jr., 59, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Steve Cook officiating.

Interment will follow at Shooks Chapel Cemetery with Jeff Strickland, Tim Vaughn, Danny Wilburn, Kevin Hitt, Eric Hill, Tommy Faulknor, Jim Bayuk, Doug McCraw, Laura Ballard and Cathy Halter serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Hopkins County EMS.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Bill passed away on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born on February 8, 1955 in San Angelo, TX, the son of William Rex and Lois Nell (Dickeson) Nixon. He married Jana Robin Prestidge on June 26, 1982 in Greenville, TX. She survives. Bill graduated with a Bachelors’ Degree in 1978 from East Texas State University. He worked for Hopkins County EMS, E-Systems for 10 years, Cumby Volunteer Fire Department, and also taught classes at Fire in Texas Fire Academy.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by his daughter, Caitlan Nixon of Sulphur Springs, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Billy and Ann Prestidge of Greenville, sister, Nancy Hooker and husband Rick of San Angelo, TX, sister-in-law, Kristi Boyles and husband Todd of Greenville, nieces, Allison Hooker of The Woodlands, Amanda Hooker of San Angelo, Anne Dymond of San Angelo, nephews, Jason Boyles of Greenville, Justin Boyles of Greenville, great-nephews, John Dymond and Shane Dymond of San Angelo, and Luke Boyles of Greenville.

He was preceded in death by his parents


Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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David Sinclair

Funeral services for David Sinclair, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with Mason & Mason Mortuary.

Mr. Sinclair passed away on February 13, 2014, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements are with Mason & Mason Mortuary.

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Sonny Moss

Funeral services for Sonny Moss, of Como, are pending.

Mr. Moss passed away on Tuesday night, February 11, 2014.

 

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Sherman Price, Sr.

Sherman "Pops" Price, Sr., 65, of Commerce passed away on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, in Commerce.

He was a self-employed mechanic.

Sherman was born on June 26, 1948, to Annie Mae Boone and L. C. Price in Naples, Texas. On January 7, 1969, he married Laura Bailey in Greenville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and four brothers.

Survivors include his Special Friend, Shandia Crosby of Commerce; his sons: Sherman Wayne Price (Lisa) of Commerce, Willie James Crosby of Dallas, Dennis Stapleton (Christy) of Wolfe City, Shavron Reinhart of Commerce; his daughters: Debbie Hillard (Terry) of Commerce, Rachel Adair of Commerce, Barbara Price of San Antonio, Patricia Price of Commerce, Cassandra Price (Keendra) of Commerce, Shronda Newsome of Greenville, Sandy Reinhart of Greenville, Charletha Wilburn of Pecan Gap and Laura Nicole Price of Commerce; his brothers: J. Ray Price (Helen) of Wolfe City, Willis Price of Commerce and Kenneth Price (Shamynick) of Greenville; 26 grandchildren; and, 6 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, February 15, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church with Rev. Shawn Pannell officiating. Burial will follow in Rosemound Cemetery in Commerce.

Pallbearers will be Bertha Savage, Terry Hillard, Tren Sullivan, Rubin Terrell, Cliff Blair, Robert Jackson, Herman Bailey, and Darrell Wilburn.

Honorary pallbearers will be Lewis Harris, Richard Bailey, Joey Waters, Herbert Bailey, Eric Clayton and Burnette Hatley.

Arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home of Commerce.



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Mona McClung

 

Funeral services for Monna Aquila Emerson  McClung, age 96, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Spence Chapel First Baptist Church with Rev. Fred Lewis and Rev Mark Bryant officiating. 

Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with the grandsons, Brad Bridges, Andy Bridges, Ryan Bridges, Mike O’Campo, Jay McClung and Lane McClung serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 prior to service time at Spence Chapel. 

Mrs. McClung passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Carriage House Manor.  Mrs. McClung was born on January 12, 1918 in Sulphur Bluff, TX, the daughter of Luther and Verona (Moore) Emerson.  She married Raymond McClung on March 22, 1947 in Farmersville, TX.  He preceded her in death on January 11, 2012.  

Mrs. McClung worked for Buckner Baptist Children’s Home as a teacher and then for Sears as an assistant manager for several years.  She was a member of First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs. 

She is survived by her children, Sarah Bridges and husband Bernard, Garry McClung and wife Patsy, grandchildren, Brad Bridges, Andy Bridges, Ryan Bridges, Elizabeth Bridges O’Campo, Jay McClung and Lane McClung, great-grandchildren, Hayden O’Campo, Johni and Jayci McClung and Lakin McClung, brother, Lee Emerson. 

She was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Velva Emerson, Lou Cunningham, Glen Emerson, LRoy Emerson and Bud Emerson. 

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

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Kitty Bradford

Graveside services for Katherine Margaret Altermann “ Kitty”  Bradford, age 77, of Pickton, TX will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Pine Forest Cemetery with Bro. Jerry Savage officiating. 

A Celebration of Life will follow at Pine Forest Church at Noon with a reception following.    Pallbearers will be Tommy Lewis, Caleb Lewis, Clint Bradford, Jeremiah Bradford, Shelby Williamson, Landry Williamson, Cord Butler, Jonas Butler, Dawson Draper and Dean Draper.  Honorary pallbearer will be Cody Joyner. 

Mrs. Bradford passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.  Mrs. Bradford was born on November 27, 1936 in Dallas, TX, the daughter of John August Altermann, Jr. and Katherine Margaret (Spillman) Altermann.  She married Newman Ray Bradford on December 26, 1958 in Durant, OK.  He survives. 

Mrs. Bradford was a mom and a member of League Street Church of Christ. 

In addition to her husband she is survived by six children; Brad Bradford and wife Tonya, Felicia Lewis and husband Tommy, Laura Williamson and husband Larry Don, Virginia Green and husband Lee, Victoria Butler and husband Nolan and Rachel Draper and husband Dean, grandchildren; Adrian Bradford Childress and her husband Shiloh and their children Cade and Madison, Clint Bradford and children, Tate, Tyce and Georgia, Jeremiah Bradford and wife Magen, Tommy Lewis Jr., and wife Melissa and their children, Alexis, Audrey, Kross, Anna Joyner and husband Cody and their children Alora and Jackson, Caleb Lewis and his wife Kristen and daughter, Karoline, Meagan Williams and husband Tim and baby Lawrence, Alex, Shelby and Landry Williamson, Ashten Boatman and her husband Jacob and their children Emma and Aubrey, Aeron and Aldyn Green, Amelia, Jonas and Cord Butler, Parey, Dawson and Dean Draper, and many nieces and nephews.  

She was preceded in death by her parents. 

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Mike Medecke

 

Michael Lewis "Mikey" Medecke, 51, of East Tawakoni, passed away at his home on Saturday, February 8, 2014.  He was born in Riverside, CA on June 3, 1962 to Carl and Emma Lou Wright Medecke. 

He was a cross country truck driver for most of his life. 


Survived by:  Mother:  Emma Lou Medecke of East Tawakoni; 2 Brothers:  Ray Stafford of East Tawakoni; and Ernest Stafford of Davie, FL; 3 Sisters:  Charlotte Finn of Joshua Tree, CA; Carla Reyes of Yucca Valley, CA; and Ora Cogburn of Joplin, MO.

 
Preceded by:  Father; and 1 brother:  George Medecke

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

 

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Tommy Jones

Funeral services for E.V. “Tommy” Jones, 90, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 14, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. C.J. Duffy officiating.

Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Richard Jones, Tommy Mobley, Tony Murray, David Penson, Ron Sills, and Randy Crocker serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer will be Kenni Gaston.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, February 13, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home. Tommy passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at his residence. He was born on February 8, 1924 in Sulphur Springs, the son of Martin and Effie Ann (Stephenson) Jones. He married Audra Faye Kyle on June 27, 1949 in Sulphur Springs, TX. She preceded him in death.

Tommy was in the dairy business over 50 years. He worked for Oak Farms, T.L. Sanderson, and Cabells.

He is survived by his son, Richard Jones of Paris, TX, daughters, Edith Hedrick of Sulphur Springs, Linda Mobley and husband Billy of Sulphur Springs, brother, William Gene Jones and wife Christine of Copperas Cove, TX, sisters, Pansy Murray and Roberta Sue Newsome both of Sulphur Springs, 9 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he was also preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Helen Diane Richardson, brother, Chester Jones, and sisters, Ethel, Myrtie, Corina, and Nina.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Janet Loyd

Funeral services for Janet Diane Loyd, age 55, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 14, 2014 at Central Baptist Church with Rev. Kenneth Rhoades, Rev. C. J. Duffy, and Rev. Crystal Sparks officiating. 

Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cumby, TX, with Tracy Myers, Mike Fullington, Dennis Jackson, Leonard Tulley, Randy Davis, Mark Baker, Squirrel Willis, and Stewart Ham serving as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Cliff Scott and Kenny Oliver. Janet passed away February 10, 2014 at her residence.  Janet was born on January 25, 1959 in Sulphur Springs the daughter of Curtis and Mary Jo (Wilson) Loyd.

Janet retired from Texas Instruments, she was a homemaker and of the Christian faith. 

Janet is survived by her daughter, Ashley Ortiz and husband Juan of Sulphur Springs, one sister Judy Baxter and husband David of Sulphur Springs, grandchildren, Ayden Rhylan Ortiz, and Jaylee Jo Ortiz. 

She was preceded in death by her parents. 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Marjorie Clement

 

Graveside service for Marjorie Jane Clement, 91, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 13, 2014 at Sulphur Springs City Cemetery with Rev. Charles Moore officiating.

There will be no formal visitation. Honorary pallbearers will be Christopher Clement, Chip Herschler, Stephen Bonner, Tom Sellers, John Campbell, Ben Dickerson, Barry Holcomb, Jose Hernandez and Jimmie Lynn Harrison.

Mrs. Clement passed away on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at her residence. She was born on September 14, 1922 in Sulphur Springs, the daughter of John G. Reynolds, Sr. and Annye (Lindsey) Reynolds. She was married to Richard Wallace Clement for 66 years.  He survives.  She was a homemaker, a secretary at the county court house and for several lawyers, she worked for TX DPS Driver’s license office, and was also over the City Cemetery Lot sales, for over 22 years.  She was a tremendous asset to the cemetery according to Mrs. Anita Jones. Mrs. Clement was the very first Woman to be named Citizen of the Year in 1961.

She is survived by her son, Carlise Clement and wife Carol Ann of Sulphur Springs, grandson, Christopher Clement of Sulphur Springs, and granddaughter, Natalie Ann Clement of Australia. She also leaves behind a sister, Annie Lou Dickerson and sister-in-law, Billie Grace Reynolds, her caregivers, Margaret Harris, Lillian Childs, Ester Vaughn, Pat Morgan and Billie Duvall, and many close friends.

In lieu of flowers, family would like for donations to be made to the Sulphur Springs City Cemetery, P.O. Box 651, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482, or the Cancer Society at www.cancer.org or to Legacy Hospice, The Hope Foundation, 120 E. South Town Drive, Suite 200, Tyler, TX 75703.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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John Jenkins

 

Memorial Service for John Albert Jenkins, age 70, of Yantis, will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday , February 12, 2014   at Murray- Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ed Adair officiating.   

No formal visitation is planned.     

John Jenkins passed away Sunday, February 9, 2014 at Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Dallas. He was born on August 23, 1943 in Everett, Michigan, the son of Neil and Georganne Sims Jenkins. He married Carol Hyatt in New Braunfels, TX on November 8, 1980. He was a Peace Officer and served in U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. To honor him for his service, the Hopkins County Military Coalition will conduct the military honors.   

Survivors include his wife, Carol Jenkins of Yantis,  son, David Jenkins of Midland, Michigan, step-daughters Kathryn Burnett and husband, Billy of Yantis, Karen Wyman and husband, Chris of Tyler, step-son, Kerry Ramsey of Emory, 12 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.   

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, Neil Jenkins, Jr and Gordan Jenkins and 2 sisters, Marie McCarty and Betty J. Jines.      

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

 

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Hazel Castleberry

 

Funeral service for Hazel Marie Castleberry, 93, of Point will be held at the Point Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, February 13, 2014, at 2:00 PM. 

Private interment will follow in the Lonestar Cemetery.  

Visitation will be Thursday at 1:00 PM, 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home. 


Mrs. Castleberry died at her home on Sunday, February 9, 2014.  She was born on October 14, 1920 to Thomas Benjamin Franklin and Janetti Bowens Henshaw in De Roche, AR.  She married James Harold Castleberry, the love of her life and her life partner, in Littlerock, AR on April 21, 1944.  They were married some 60 wonderful years before he passed away in 2004.

 
Survivors include: Daughters:  Judy Marie White of Point; Cindy Thompson and husband William of Lucas; and Donna Shull and husband Shawn of Point; Sons:  Bobby Don Castleberry and wife Dorothy of Roxton; and Ricky Lee Castleberry and wife Belinda of Garland; Sister:  Lois Jenkins of Carrollton; Many generations of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; Numerous other loving family and friends.


Preceded by:  husband in 2004; 4 sons:  Thomas Lynch, Danny Lynch, William Castleberry and Jimmy Castleberry; 2 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; 4 brothers; and 2 sisters.


Arrangements under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home of Emory.

 

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Betty Wills

A Funeral Service for Betty J. Wills, age 80, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Tapp Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Rudy Ellis officiating.

Interment will follow at Mel Haven Cemetery with Isaac Porter, Terry Williams, Steven Pruitt, Robert Hawkins, Billy Wayne Edwards, Jimmy Edwards, Lester Davis, Sr., and Lester Davis, Jr. serving as pallbearers.

There will be no formal visitation.

Betty J. Wills passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at the Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born on November 15, 1933 to Epfriam Morris and Julia (McCowan) Morris in Sulphur Springs. She married Richard Wills in Sulphur Springs; he preceded her in death. She was a domestic worker and homemaker, and she was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by: son, Edward Earl Wills of Sulphur Springs; sister-in-law, Exalonia Morris of Pittsburgh; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Mrs. Wills was also preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Edward Richard, Vernon, Bobby and Billy Morris; and sister, Erie Mae Smith.

Arrangements are under the direction of Tapp Funeral Home.

 

 

Patricia Fletcher

Funeral services for Patricia Fletcher, ate 73, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with West Oaks Funeral Home.

Ms. Fletcher passed away on Saturday, February 8, 201r, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.


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Bobby Mathews

Funeral services for Bobby Mathews, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with Tapp Funeral Home.

Mr. Mathews passed way on Friday, February 7, 2014, at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

 

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Frankie Eddins

Funeral services for Chester Franklin "Frankie" Eddins, age 69, of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at 4:00 p.m., Monday, February 10, 2014, at Central Baptist Church, with Rev. Bruce Stinson officiating and Rev. Fred Randles assisting.

Interment will follow services at Restlawn Memorial Park with Ronnie Irvin, David White, David Eddins, Carlisle Clement, John Eddins, Garry Hall, Dr. Juarn Harrison, and Paul Eddins serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be The Crusaders Class of Central Baptist Church.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, February 9, 2014, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Eddins passed away on Friday, February 7, 2014, at Carriage House Manor. He was born on November 23, 1944, in Commerce, TX, the son of Chester Abb and Ara Evelyn Anglin Eddins. He married Carol Conner on June 2, 1986, in Sulphur Springs. She survives. Mr. Eddins was co-founder of M&F Western Products, President of Eddins Western Wear, and at the time of his death, he was employed by M&F Western Products. He was a member of Central Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife,  he is survived by sons, Brent Eddins of Hallsville, Mike Eddins of Rockwall, Steve Baker of Valladolid, Spain, and Ted Emmons of Saltillo; daughters, Pam Scott of Sulphur Springs, and Michelle Brooks of Greenville; a brother, Mickey Eddins and wife Linda of Sulphur Springs; 17 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and 3 nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

 

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Carol Lynch

A funeral Service for Carol Lynch, age 51 of Brashear will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home .

Interment will follow in the Brashear Cemetery, with Tucker Haynes, Jacob Lynch, Michael Lynch, Colby McPherson, Justin Mullins and Chuck Picard serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held one hour before the service (10:00 a.m.), on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

   

Carol Nadine Lynch passed away on Thursday, February 06, 2014  at her residence. She was born in Watervliet, Michigan on November 28, 1962, the daughter of Gerald and Glenda Edwards Flanery. She married Stephen Mark Lynch in Sulphur Springs on April 2, 1994; he survives. She was a home health care giver and  she was of the Baptist faith.

  

Survivors include: husband, Mark Lynch of Brashear; daughter, Kristy Springfield of Sulphur Springs; son, Travis Boles of Brashear; mother, Glenda Flanery of Kerrville; father, Gerald Flanery of Peerless;  brothers, Lewis Flanery and  Reffard Flanery both of Kerrville and Russell Flanery of Florida; grandchildren, Alexandra Springfield and Bryson Mathes.

  

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

 

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Bill Moore

    

Military Graveside Funeral Service for Bill “B.M.” Moore, age 83, Sulphur Springs under the direction of Hopkins County Military Coalition  will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Mt. Sterling Cemetery with Tony Cooper, Clinton Speed, Jonathan Moore, Scott Moore, Phil Kennemer and Haley Moore serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held 10:00 am till Noon, Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

   

Billy “B.M.” Moore passed away Thursday, February 06, 2014 at his residence. He was born in Shooks Chapel on October 12, 1930, the son of Elton Alexander and Grace Elizabeth McPherson Moore. He was the retired owner of Moore Radiator and A/C Service. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and he was of the Methodist faith.

     

Survivors included: daughter,  Merle Speed and husband, Tony Cooper of Wills Point; son, Billy Moore of Tyler; special friend, Edna Walker of Sulphur Springs; brother, Harley S. Moore of Cumby; grandchildren, Clinton Speed, Jonathan Moore and Mark Moore; great grandchildren, Slade Moore and Colton Moore.

  

He was preceded in death by son-in-law, Thomas Speed, brother, Hoyle Moore; sister, Alene Hana and grandson, Christopher Moore.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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C.D. Castleberry

Memorial service for C. D. Castleberry, 74, of Terrell, will be held Friday, February 7, 2014 at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Emory, at 2:00 pm.  

Mr. Castleberry passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at his residence.  He was born on June 14, 1939 to W. M.  and Maudie Polson Castleberry of Rockdale County, GA.  He married Laverne M. Morris and she preceded him in death in 2011.   C. D. was a Mercedes enthusiast and a salesman for Mercedes.  Mr. Castleberry was a wonderful husband and father.  He loved his family and cherished the time they spent together.  

Mr. Castleberry is survived by his Son:  Craig Castleberry and wife Amy of Plano; Daughters:  Dawn Castleberry, of Denver, CO,  and Melody Castleberry of Irving; Grandchildren:  Kristen Castleberry and Lane Castleberry;  Cousin: Gwen Bagley of Suwanee, GA.  Plus numerous other loving family and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and twin siblings at birth.

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

 

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W.D. "Red" Barnett

Masonic  Service for W.D “Red” Barnett, age 88, of Mt. Vernon, TX will be at 2:00 pm, Thursday, February 6, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Rev. Bruce Stinson officiating.

Visitation will be held from Noon till 1:00 pm Thursday, February 6, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.   

W.D. “Red” Barnett passed away Sunday, February 2, 2014 at Veterans Administration Hospital in Dallas. He was born in Hopkins County, TX on June 21, 1925 the son of John Robert and Eppie Nora Nichols Barnett.  He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was past Worshipful Master of Sulphur Springs Masonic Lodge #221.  He was a member of Central Baptist Church.   

Survivors include: Brother, Horace Ray Barnett of Mt. Vernon, two sisters, Lois Roberts of Italy, TX and Francine Clark of Garland, sister in law, Mary Frances Barnett of Sulphur Springs, and numerous nieces and nephews.  

Memorials may be made to Hopkins County Veterans Memorial or Central Baptist Church.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Leo John Wisniewski

Funeral Services for John Wisniewski, age 47, of Sulphur Springs will be at 10:00 am, Thursday, February 6, 2014 at Tapp Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tom Frisbie officiating.

Interment will follow in Restlawn Memorial Park with Kenneth Morgan, Lee King, Jessie King, David Dougan, and Bobby Yancy serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be held 6 till 8 pm, Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at Tapp Funeral Home.      

Leo John Wisniewski V passed away Sunday, February 2, 2014 at his residence. He was born in El Paso, TX on March 21, 1966 the son of Leo and Jeri Lanier Wisniewski IV. He married Deborah Ann Morgan in Sulphur Springs on October 23, 1998. He was the service Manager for Southwest Ford in Greenville. He served in the United States Air force and was of the Baptist faith.    

Survivors include: wife, Deborah Wisniewski of Sulphur Springs; sons, Leo John Wisniewski VI of Harker Heights and Zack Wisniewski of Nacogdoches; daughters, Angela Foster of Mustang, OK, Jacque Foster of Sulphur Springs and Kristy Foster of Paris; parents, Leo and Jeri Wisniewski IV of Sulphur Springs; brother, Tony Wisniewski of Kannapolis, North Carolina; and nine grandchildren.  

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Jacque Chester Waters

Funeral services for Jacqueline Lannette Waters, age 43, of Grand Prairie will be conducted at 12:00 noon, Saturday, February 8, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Naugle officiating. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 7, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Jacque passed away Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Texas Health Harris Methodist in Ft. Worth.  Jacque was born on August 12, 1970 in Honolulu, Hawaii the daughter of Joe and Uila (Jennings) Chester.  Jacque was a self-employed credit card processor and a member of Bent Tree Bible Fellowship Church. 

Jacque is survived by one daughter, Katerina Price and husband Jared of Sulphur Springs, brothers, Jeff Chester and wife Karla of Sulphur Springs, Jimmy Chester and wife Lisa of Sulphur Springs, James Chester and wife Marie of Kahului, Maui, Junior Chester and wife Shannon of Sulphur Springs and Jerry Chester and wife Kelly of Cooper, sister, Jo Lynn Chester of Green Bay, WI, grandchildren, Cade Price, Emme Price and the love of her life Mark Naugle. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Celia Waters and granddaughter, Presleigh Price.  Memorials may be made to Casa for Children.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Bill Stribling

Graveside funeral services for William "Bill" M. Stribling will be held on Tuesday, February 4, 2014, at 2:00 p.m., at Shooks Chapel Cemetery.

Mr. stribling was born on April 23, 1923, in Sulphur Springs, the son of William G. and Lucille Darby Stribling. He married Joyce Moore and she survives. He was a former teacher, principal, and superintendent in many local schools.

Other survivors include two sons, Danny M. Stribling and wife Linda, and William R. "Randy" Stribling; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Martha Stribling Johnson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Ruth Clifton, and brothers, Chester and Johnny Stribling.

 

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Mary Cooke

Funeral service for Mary Derohn Cooke, 85, of Emory, were held Sunday, February 2, 2014 at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel at 3:00pm. 

Interment at Emory City Cemetery. 

Derohn passed away Friday, January 31, 2014 at the Senior Suite Care and Rehab in Emory.  She was born on February 12, 1928 to Thomas Elias and Cora Pugh Osborn in Fort Worth.  She married George Aaron Cooke on August 22, 1943; he preceded her in death in 1999.  Known as Dee Dee by her family, she was a loving homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She was a member of Emory Baptist Church.   

Mrs. Cooke is survived by her daughter:  Diane McCarty and husband, Hubert, of Ector; son:  Tommy Aaron Cooke and wife, Carla, of Emory; grandchildren:  Staci Barker, Tonja McCoy, Chris Fletcher, Todd Cooke, and Randa Ramsey; great-grandchildren:  Aaron, Tyson, Cannon, Ella, Dakota, Mackenzi, Makayla and Krista; great-great-granddaughters:  Kaselyn and Skylar; and numerous other loving family and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, grandson:  Shannon Cooke in 2000, and great-granddaughter:  Kayla Cooke in 2007.

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

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Elfreda White

Funeral services for Elfreda White, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Ms. White passed way on on Friday, January 31, 2014, at Heart Hospital in Plano.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Sallie Madena Moss

Funeral Services for Madena Moss, age 100, will be 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at Spence Chapel at First Baptist Church with Rev. Fred Lewis officiating.

Interment will follow in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cumby with Bryan Moss, Mason Moss, Ethan Moss, Milton Pound, Tony Chevalier, and John Faison serving as pallbearers.

No formal visitation.       

Sallie Madena Moss passed away Friday, January 31, 2014 at Carriage House Manor Nursing Home. She was born in Hopkins County, TX on September 2, 1913 the daughter of Dee Clinton and Lillian Hendrickson Faison. She married Marion D. Moss in Pickton, TX on August 18, 1937. He preceded her in death in January, 1968. She was a bookkeeper for Red Ball Freight, a cook for Hopkins County Memorial Hospital and ran a fabric store.  She was a member of First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs since 1952.      

Survivors include: son. Floyd Moss and wife, Wilma of Sulphur Springs; daughter, Lillian Pound of Sulphur Springs; brother, Rufus D. Faison of Port Orchard, WA; grandchildren, Bryan Moss, Rebecca Chevallier, Milton Pound, and Marion Fuller; four great grandchildren.   

She was preceded in death by parents, husband, Marion D. Moss, brothers, John Ole Faison and William Earl Faison.  

Memorial may be made to the First Baptist Church Mission Program or the food bank.  

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

 

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Lester Ray Wright

Funeral services for Lester Ray Wright, age 57, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with Tapp Funeral Home.

Mr. Wright passed away on Friday morning, January 31, 2014, at his residence.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

 

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Morris Hill

A Funeral service for Morris Allen Hill will be held at 3:00 p.m. Monday, February 3, 2014 at the Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Jimmy Henry and Gerald Heard officiating.

Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Chuck Edgar, Ed Robinson, James Calhoun, Glen Mattison, Richard Smith, and Brody Smith serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Cushman Club.

A visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, February 2, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

Morris Allen Hill passed away Friday, January 31, 2014 at LifeCare Hospital in Dallas. He was born on December 23, 1945 to Donald Edward Hill and Bessie (Wood) Hill in Commerce. He married Jill Young in Yantis on January 17, 1969; she survives. Mr. Hill retired from Covidien International where he served as a Mold Repairman. He was a member of Davis Street Baptist Church and the Texas National Guard. He served as the Area Director for the Cushman Club of Texas.

           

Other survivors include: daughter, Kristi Morrill and husband Chad, of Trophy Club; son, Alan Hill and wife Amanda, of Sulphur Springs; brothers, Willie Hill, of North Richland Hills and Thurman Hill, of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Tristan Fairchild, Bryson and Conner Morrill, and Clayton and Riley Hill.

           

He was preceded in death by his parents and step-father, Delmer Sheffield.

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

 

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Billy Whitson

Funeral Service for Billy Ray Whitson, age 60 of Sulphur Springs will be 2:00 pm, Monday, February 3, 2014 at Tapp Funeral Home Chapel.

Visitation will be one hour before the service at the Tapp Funeral Home.       

Billy Ray Whitson passed away on Friday, January 31, 2014 at his residence. He was born in Red River County, TX on August 22, 1953 the son of James and Lou Ginn Whitson. He married Bessie Mae Steen in Sulphur Springs on July 2, 1999. She survives. He was of the Baptist faith.     

Survivors include: wife, Bessie Mae Whitson of Sulphur Springs; sons, Tyson Wright of Bogota, Chester Wright of AR, Corkey Wright of AR, Leasel “Bubba” Fields of Sulphur Springs; daughters, Tonya Wright of GA, Crystal Wright of GA, and Donna Fields of Marlin; brother, Jimmy Whitson of Sulphur Springs; twenty-two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.   

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Tommy Ginn, James Whitson, and Billy Gene Whitson.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Terry Lynn Stubblefield

Funeral Services for Terry Lynn Stubblefield, age 53,  of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, February 2, 2014  at First Baptist Church with Dr. David Hardage and Rev. Fred Lewis officiating.

Interment will follow in Restlawn Memorial Park with Bill Cobb, Matt Stubblefield, Chris Blanton, Robert Humphrey, Freddy Guante, and Richard Brantley serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home. 

Terry Lynn Stubblefield passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at his residence. He was born in Sulphur Springs, TX on January 16, 1961 the son of Roy Stubblefield, Jr. and Gerry Hardee Stubblefield. He was a Rancher-Cattleman and a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include: mother, Gerry Stubblefield of Sulphur Springs; two daughters, Ashley Lynn Stubblefield and Emilie Cae Stubblefield of Sulphur Springs; son, Justan Stubblefield of Sulphur Springs; brother, Jack Stubblefield of The Colony; grandchildren, Haygen Potts, Haddie Brantley and Kayden Burns; nephew,  Matt Stubblefield; and great-nephew, Brody Stubblefield.

He was preceded in death by his father; brother, Tony Roy Stubblefield and sister, Lisa Gail Stubblefield.

 Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Doris Ann Keadle

Funeral Services for Doris Ann Keadle, age 77, of Cumby will be 1:00 pm, Monday, February 3, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Bro. Wayne Darty officiating.

Interment will follow in the Long Cemetery with Tim Strickland, Eugene Skinner, Bobby Cash, Ronald Flecker, Mike Hasten, Bryan Steward, and Billy Scroggins will be serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held 6 till 8 pm, Sunday, February 2, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.      

Doris Ann Keadle passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. She was born in Dangerfield, TX on August 23, 1936 the daughter of Johnny and Elner Wood Wilson. She married James F. Keadle in Garland on February 4, 1966. He survives. She was a telephone operator for the City of Garland and of the Baptist faith.    

Survivors include: husband, James Keadle of Cumby, daughter, Donna Cozzens and husband, Jordan, of Cumby; nieces and nephews.   

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Don Wilson and Butch Wilson.   

Memorials may be made to the Cumby Masonic Lodge, P.O. Box 233, Cumby, TX 75433

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

 

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Butch Jones

Funeral services for Duane “Butch” Jones, age 75, of Campbell, TX, will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 1, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Pam Zolczer officiating. 

A Masonic graveside service will follow at Greenview Cemetery with Rodney Harred, Mike Eaves, Jacob Gowins, Josh Gowins, Kyle Smith, Toby Parker, Lee Grantham, and Brandon Alford serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Conner John, Alvis Alderman, Ted Oates, Weldon Wallace, and Don Morgan.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 31, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home.  

Mr. Jones passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at Mesquite Specialty Hospital in Mesquite.  Mr. Jones was born on February 17, 1938 in Dike, TX, the son of Grady and Oleta (Eppars) Jones.  He married Linda Kellum on June 17, 1960 in Dike, TX.  She survives.  Mr. Jones was a Fireman with the Dallas Fire Department for over 30 years.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #1367, built homes all over Hopkins County, raised horses and was a member of Campbell Methodist Church. 

In addition to his wife he is survived by one son, Keith Jones of Commerce, daughters, Gina Vittetoe Giles and husband Jamy of Commerce, Lisa Jones Gentry and James Keel of Bonham, brother-in-law, Terry Gregg of Sulphur Springs, sisters-in-law, Nina Alford and husband Bill of Sulphur Springs, Judith Gowins and husband James of Kaufman. Grandchildren, Casey Vittetoe Harrison and husband Phil of Ft. Worth, Jessica Jones of Galveston, Brody Vittetoe of Greenville, Molly Jones of Rustin, LA, and one great-grandchild, Evelyn Marie Jones of Galveston along with several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Judy Gregg, granddaughter, Stacy Nicole Vittetoe, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Joseph and Bobbie Cruse Kellum, son-in-law Jeff Vittetoe and daughter-in-law, Kelly Walker Jones. 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Nina Jordan

Funeral services for Nina Jordan, age 96, of Azle and formerly of Sulphur Springs, are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Ms. Jordan passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2014, at her residence.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Sharla Hodges

Memorial Service for Sharla Hodges, age 53 of Sulphur Springs will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at Spence Chapel of First Baptist Church with Rev. Fred Lewis officiating.

Visitation will be held one hour before the service at Spence Chapel.
     

Sharla Hodges passed away on Sunday, January 26, 2014 at Rock Creek Health and Rehab. She was born in Alexandria, LA on February 29, 1960 the daughter of Charles and Naomi Draughon Tolleson. She married Bill Hodges. He preceded her in death in 2004. She was a self-employed Business Computer Programmer and Consultant. She was member of First Baptist Church of Sulphur  Springs.
     

Survivors include: daughter, Kelli Hearne and husband, Ricky of Mansfield; step father, John Orr of Sulphur Springs; brothers, Scott Tolleson and wife, Brenda of Waskom, and Ricky Orr and wife, Kay of Sulphur Springs; sisters, Suzan Grabowski and husband, Richard of Flower Mound and Kathy Rudd and husband, Ronnie of Winnsboro, two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
   

Preceded in death by her mother, Naomi Tolleson Orr
  

Memorial may be made to Hunnington’s Disease Society of America at www.HDSA.org.
                             

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Lora Manico

Funeral services for Lora V. Manico, 87, of Garland, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 31, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Robert Barr officiating.

Interment will follow at Black Oak Cemetery with her grandsons serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held at 1:00 p.m. prior to service time.

Lora passed away on Monday, January 27, 2014 at Lake Pointe Medical Center in Rowlett. She was born on March 3, 1926 in Globe, AZ, the daughter of Ray and Hazel Jones McKinney. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Como. She worked for Sears for 15 years and was also a homemaker.

She is survived by son, Billy Dean Baker and wife Sara of Allen, daughter, Lynda Houston and husband William of Garland, grandchildren, Steven Ray Houston and wife Deborah, Laurie Lynn Catherwood and husband Larry, Paul Scott Houston and wife Marlana, Daniel Ross Houston and wife Alicia, Deana Lewis and husband Dan, David Baker and wife Misty, Rene Demeree and husband Michael, Tabathia Baker, Erin Baker, Andrew Baker and wife Pamela, 21 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Billy Jack Baker in 1981, Norman Manico in 1993, son, Neale Lynn Baker, daughter, Dianne Kay Baker, and brothers, Bobby Joe McKinney, Wayne Jones McKinney.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Alejandro Leal

Funeral services for Alejandro Leal, age 58, of Sulphur Springs, are pending at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Leal passed away Friday, January 24, 2014 at his residence.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Dennis Engle

 

Graveside Funeral Services for Dennis Engle, age 60 of Carrolton, will be held at 1:00 pm, Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at Weaver Cemetery.

Visitation will be held 10:00 am till 12:00 (noon) at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.       

Dennis Engle passed Saturday, January 25, 2014 at his residence in Carrolton. He was born in Dallas, TX on May 6, 1953, the son of Herbert and Phelma McMahan Engle.  He married Janie Lynn Farrar in Dallas on January 16, 1988. She survives. He retired from the Auto Glass Business and was of the Baptist faith.      

Survivors include: his wife, Janie Engle of Carrolton; mother, Phelma Young of Dallas; sons, Alan Simonton of Dallas, and Aaron Simonton of Brooklyn, NY; grandchildren, Caitlynne Simonton, Lucas Simonton, and Gracie Simonton.      

He was preceded in death by his father, and sister, Laura Engle.  

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Gladys Mae Long

Gladys Mae Long, age 82, of Sulphur Springs passed away Thursday, January 23, 2014 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.  Mrs. Long was born on April 28, 1931 in Flatonia, TX, the daughter of Charles and Emma (Hrncir) Darilek.  She was married to Harry E. Long and he preceded her in death.  Mrs. Long worked as an office administrator in sales and was a member of St. James Catholic Church. 

She is survived by her sister, Irene Dietzel of Sulphur Springs, nieces, Donna Poteet of Miller Grove, Charlotte Freeland of Carrollton, nephew Tom Svatek of Seguin as well as several nieces and nephews. 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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George Dorner

Funeral Services for George Dorner, age 71, of Sulphur Bluff  will be at 2:00 pm, Monday, January 27, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ed Dodd and Rev. Debbie Rigsby officiating.

Interment will follow in the Sulphur Bluff Cemetery with Jimmy Dale Fite, Tony Moore, Danny Ragsdale, Pee Wee Bassham, Fred Fielden, and Robbie Bland serving as pallbearers.  Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Sulphur Bluff Coffee Drinkers, Sulphur Bluff Masonic Lodge     # 246 & Eastern Star, Sulphur Bluff school kids, and Volunteer Fire Departments.

Visitation will be 6 till 8 pm, Sunday, January 26, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.           

George  Dorner passed away Friday, January 24, 2014 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. He was born in Sulphur Bluff on September 29, 1942, the son of Joe Denver and Sybil Hankins Dorner. He married Patricia Ann Chester in Sulphur Bluff on May 31, 1963. She survives.  George was a member of the Sulphur Bluff Methodist Church and  past worshipful master of Sulphur Bluff Masonic Lodge # 246, Past Patron of the order of the Eastern Star,  and Charter member of the Sulphur Bluff Volunteer Fire Department.      

Survivors include: wife, Patricia Dorner of Sulphur Bluff; sons, Timmy Dorner and wife, Veronica of Campbell, and Brian Dorner and wife, Dana of Dike; daughter, Karen Powers and husband, D.J. of  Sulphur Bluff; brothers, Billy Joe Dorner of Dike, and Bert Dorner of Sulphur Bluff; sister, Delores Bassham of Sulphur Bluff; Grandchildren, Rebecca Bible, Nathan Dorner, Sarah Dorner, Amanda Knowles, Landon Dorner, Tori Dorner, Ann Marie  Dorner, Kaci Powers, and Hunter Powers; great grandchildren, Payton Knowles and Noah Hall.   

He was preceded in death by sister, Imogene Arthur.                                                  

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

 

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Richard Wakeman

Funeral services for Richard Wakeman, age 73 of Sulphur Springs will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, January 26, 2014 at League Street Church of Christ with Hansen Wakeman and Jerry Savage officiating.

Military graveside under the direction of the Hopkins County Military Coalition will follow in the Shooks Chapel Cemetery with Kevin Penson, Joe Anderson, Gary Williams, Jesse Nance, Steve Littlefield, and Jeff Carpenter serving as pallbearers. Grandsons will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Visitation will be held 6 till 8 pm, Saturday January 25, 2104 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.   

Richard Wakeman passed away on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 in Sulphur Springs from injuries from an auto accident. He was born in Overton, TX on December 27, 1940, the son of David N. Wakeman, Sr. and Edna Trammell Wakeman.  He married Linda Anderson; she preceded him in death in 1997. He later married Shirley Huffstuttler.  He served in the United States Army and was a self employed Carpet Installer.

Survivors include: his wife, Shirley Wakeman of Sulphur Springs; daughters, Wende Wakeman of The Woodlands, Sonya Smith & husband, Carl of Sulphur Springs, and Elaine Merrell & husband, Doug of  Sulphur Springs; sons, Hansen Wakeman & wife, Candes and Calvin Robinson of Sulphur Springs; brothers, Raymon Wakeman of Coffee City and David N. Wakeman, Jr. of Pensacola, FL; fifteen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Linda Wakeman.  

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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DENISE HESTAND-MATHENY


TIOGA – Visitation services for Denise Hestand-Matheny, 50, will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2014, at the Meador Funeral Home in Whitesboro, Texas from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

She passed away on January 22, 2014 in Denton, Texas at Denton Regional Hospital

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She is survived by her children: Heath Arrington of Tioga; Jacob Arrington of Sulphur Springs; Nathasha Lange of Gainesville; Jamye Arrington of Tioga; grandchildren: Cloe Skipworth of Gunter; Justin Matheny of Tioga; Quesyn Matheny of Tioga; and in the future, Jax Arrington; her brothers: Douglas Hestand, Jr. of Tioga; Chuck Hestand of Tioga; and Howard Hestand of Tioga; sisters: Belinda Hestand of Sanger; and Michelle Hestand of Tioga; her father, Douglas Hestand, Sr. of Tioga; and numerous nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her mother, Sharon Hestand; and her niece, Christine Hestand.

Arrangements are with Meador Funeral Home in Whitesboro.

 

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Rann L. Fox

Visitation services for Rann L. Fox, age 56, of Cooper, formerly of Sulphur Springs, will be held 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, January 23, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Fox passed away Saturday, January 18, 2014 at his residence. He was born in Longview on October 29, 1957 the son of Larry H & Bobbie Fox.

Survivors include: sister, Robin Fox Minyard Williams; aunt, Martha Fox; niece, Lori Martin; nephew, Cody Minyard; longtime companion, Donna Jackson; grandnephews & grandnieces.

He was preceded in death by: his parents; sister, Tammy Lea Fox; brother, Rodd L. Fox; grandparents, Weldon & Gladys Fox and Ed & Iva Hollowell.                

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

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Mary Ellen Joslin

Graveside Services for Mary Ellen Joslin, age 75, of Sulphur Springs will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 24, 2014 at Tira Cemetery with Rev. Edgar Clements officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Jacob McGary, Donny McGary, Travis Booth, Billy Fouse, Tony Giles, Clint Booth, Jacob George, and Daniel Williamson. Visitation will be 10:00 am till noon on Friday, January 24, 2014 at the Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.      Mary Ellen Joslin passed away on Monday, January 20, 2014 at The Cottages @ Carriage House Manor Nursing and Rehab. She was born in Caddo Mills on June 6, 1938 the daughter of Bascom Norris and Rosie Pauline Greer Lunsford. She married Floyd Louise Joslin in Dike on May 14, 1955. She was of the Baptist faith and retired certified Nurse Aid.     Survivors include: husband, Floyd Joslin of Sulphur Springs; daughters, Joan Booth of Sulphur Springs, Rox Anne Ennis & husband, David of Pickton, Debra McGary& husband, Donny of Sulphur Springs; sons, Roger Joslin of Sulphur Springs and Malcolm Joslin & wife, Tiffany of Sulphur Springs; sisters, Bettie Stacks of Mt. Pleasant and Margaret McCoy of Sulphur Springs; brother, Billy Lunsford of Sulphur Bluff; grandchildren, Cheryl Vargas, Clint Booth, Ceara George, Luke Hathcoat, Renaye Hathcoat, Brandy Clark, Doni Rae Giles, Stephanie Williamson, Jacob McGary, Landon Joslin, Morgan Joslin, Kenden Joslin, Jaidyn Joslin; twenty-five great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother, Gilbert Lunsford.                                    

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Mary McKeever

Funeral services for Mary Ruth McKeever, age 91, of Sulphur Springs will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday January 24, 2014 at Tapp Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Brent Barry officiating.  

Interment will follow in Restlawn Memorial Park with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held one hour before the service on Friday, January 24, 2014 at the funeral home.       

Mary Ruth McKeever passed away Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at Rock Creek Health and Rehab.  She was born in Franklin County, TX on March 17, 1922 the daughter of James Ottis and Macie Bell Hegler. She married R.D. McKeever in Mt. Vernon, Tx in 1953. He preceded her in death in 1986.  She retired from the Crawford’s Vision Center and was member of the Union Baptist Church.       

Survivor include: niece, Elaine Cox and husband, Ben of Saltillo; two great-nieces and two great-nephews; great-great nieces and nephews.       

She was preceded in death by her parents, and sister, Lucile Patrick.  

Services are under the direction of Tapp Funeral Home.  

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Helen Clifton

Funeral service for Helen Lou Clifton will be held, Friday, 2:00 pm, January 24, 2014 at the Emory Baptist Church. 

Burial will follow at Dunbar Cemetery.  Rev. Joe Perkins and Bro. Robert burns will officiate. 

Visitation will be 6-8 pm, Thursday eveining January 23, 2014 at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel.

Helen Lou Clifton, age 75 of Emory, died at Hunt Regional Healthcare in Greenville on Tuesday, January 21, 2014.  She was born May 21, 1938, in Emory, to Archie Buck and Julia Rae Latham Palmore.  Helen married her soul mate Robby O’Daniel Clifton in Dallas on July 2, 1955, and they were married for 58 wonderful years.  Helen was a member of Emory Baptist Church where she and Robby attended the Sword of the Spirit Sunday School Class.  She worked as an administrative assistant in the banking industry for many years, followed by working some 8-10 years as a secretary for the Rains County District Clerk’s office.  She was a member of the Rains County Garden Club and she loved doing arts and crafts.  In their later years she and Robby worked together making & painting woodcrafts.  They always traveled together in their RV going to many large craft shows on the “Biggest Little Show in Texas” crafting circuit, where they would set up their booth and sell their crafts.  She loved her children and grandchildren and she will be greatly missed.    

Survivors: 

Husband: Robby Clifton of Emory

Sons: Marshall Clifton (Michelle) of Emory and

Tony Clifton (Sandy) of Waxahachie

Daughter: Paula Brown (Weldon) of Carl Junction, MO

Brothers: Archie Palmore (Ann) of Mesquite and

Jackie Palmore (Karen) of Irving

Sister: Cindy Palmore of Emory

Grandchildren: Samantha, Malorie, Robbie Lee, Brandon, Candace, Keirken and Jensen

Great-Grandchildren: Hayden, Colton, Marlie, Skylar, baby on the way, Alyssa, Alexis, Bobbie Lee, Jr., Mason, baby on the way, Logan and Layla

Numerous other loving family and friends

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Anna Pearl Moody

Funeral Service for Anna Pearl Moody will be Thursday, 2:00 pm January 23, 2014 at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. 

Burial will follow at Smyrna Cemetery. 

Visitation will be 1 hour prior to service 1:00 to 2:00 pm.  

Anna Pearl Moody, age 78 of Emory,  died on  Monday, January 20, 2014, at Rockwall Senior Care Center.  She was born May 31, 1935, in Aubrey, to Elzia Eugene and Verna Thelma Gregory Kirby.  Anna married Riley Gordon Moody in Lafayette, AR on November 18, 1951.  They enjoyed spending time together dancing and having fun.  They were married 60 plus years.  She worked in retail sales for many years with Gibson’s and Howard’s Department Stores.  She always enjoyed reading good

romance and mystery novels in her free time and she could also be considered a movie buff.  Anna had a heart for ALL children, not just her own, and she gave herself  unconditionally for them by being a Foster Mom for

troubled teens in both TX and LA.  She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren and she will be greatly missed.

Survivors include:

Son:  Michael Gordon Moody of Rowlett

Daughters:  Theresa Ann Joesting of Rockwall and

Kara Stevens (Randy) of Royse City

Brothers:  Charles Henry Kirby of Arp, Edward Eugene Kirby of Emory, and Jack Shockey of Dallas

Grandchildren:  Sean Michael Moody, Carrie Ann

Holtzclaw, David Levi Stevens, Daniel Martin Stevens

Great-Grandchildren:  Cody, Alexis, Lauren, Addison, Hallelujah, Selah, and Elijah

Step-mother:  Mary Kirby

Numerous other loving family and friends.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, and Husband in 2012

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Lloyd Dean Newman

Lloyd Dean Newman, 62, of Campbell, Texas made his trip to Heaven to be with his Lord on Monday morning, January 20, 2014. Lloyd Dean was born on March 30, 1951 in Ft. Worth, Texas to Lloyd Ray Newman and Juanita Cozene Duncan.

On March 25, 1977, Lloyd Dean married Bonnie Colette Dodd Newman of Klondike. During their almost 37 years of marriage they became the parents of a daughter Jessica Lynn Newman Duckworth and husband Jonathan of Cooper and a son Brandon Lane Newman and wife Melissa Reeves Newman of Whitburn West Lothian Scotland. These children blessed the Newman’s with five grandchildren. Jonathan and Jessica Duckworth had EmmaLee Christina Duckworth, Samuel Troy Dean Duckworth and Lillee Ann Kate Duckworth.of Cooper. Brandon and Melissa had Haley DeNae Newman and Alexis Laine Newman of Scotland.

Lloyd Dean was a draftsman by trade and served about 20 years as a Deacon in his church. Lloyd Dean is survived by his wife, his children, grandchildren, his mother Cozene Newman, a sister Lynette Alafonzo and husband John and a sister Teresa Thorwald and husband Jon all of Quitman.

Visitation will be from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 24, 2014. The funeral will be on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Jones-Walker and Son funeral home in Commerce, Texas. Rev. Kyle Bateman, Rev, Jerry Wilkerson and Rev. Danny Alexander will be officiating.

Interment will follow in Humboldt Cemetery, Campbell, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Jack Newman, Darrell Butler, Dale Owens, Billy Wilks, Sid Davis and Chris Boggs.

Arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home of Commerce.

 

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Boyd Long

Boyd Long, age 98, of Wolfe City, Texas died on Monday, January 20, 2014 at the Overton Healthcare Center in Overton. He was born on August 25, 1915 in Miller Grove, Texas to Felix and Mary Purden Long. He Married Vera M. Bridges in Brashear on March 18, 1936.

Mr. Long was of the Baptist Faith and was a long time Auto Mechanic in Bonham, Commerce, Sulphur Springs and Wolfe City.  He was an avid fiddle player, playing with his nephews and friends at area nursing home and senior dances.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 2:00 P. M. at the Miller Grove Cemetery in Miller Grove, Texas with Brother Tim Hearn officiating.  

He is survived by three nephews Dennis Long of Arkansas, Kenneth Long of Arlington, and Billy Long of Wolfe City.   

He is preceded in death by his wife of 74 years Vera Long, his parents, three nieces Ina Compton, Betty Franks, and Nell Bartley.

 

R. W. Owens & Son Funeral Home in Wolfe City, Texas in charge of funeral arrangements.

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Vallie McElvy

Graveside services will be held at Greenview cemetery, 10 AM.  Sat. Jan. 25 2014.  Rev. Paul Bailey officiating.

Vallie McElvy, age 92, of Sulphur Springs passed away Wednesday evening, December 25, 2013 at Carriage House Manor.  She was born in Cumby on January 7, 1921, the daughter of Clyde Ferguson and Lovie Mayes Ferguson.  She married Newman L. McElvy.  He preceded her in death in 1963.  She was a retired telephone operator and she was of the Baptist faith.

           

Survivors include:  two sons, Larry McElvy and wife Ann  of Greenville and Eddie McElvy and wife F.E. of Tyler; two brothers, Jack Ferguson of Arlington and Johnny Ferguson of Miller Grove; three sisters, Mary Lou Aiken of Miller Grove, Ruby Long of Ft. Worth and Bonnie Callan of Mesquite; grandchildren, Brian McElvy, Jana McElvy, Andrea Umlauf, Jennifer Fults, Andrew Foxwell  and Callie Pollock and great-grandchildren, Kennedy Foxwell, Presley Foxwell, Arin Umlauf, Allison Umlauf, Macie Fults and Payton Fults.

           

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

 

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Gonzalo Hernandez

Memorial Service for Gonzalo Hernandez, age 63 of Sulphur Springs will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, January 24, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Fernando Aguilar officiating.    

Gonzalo Hernandez passed away Sunday, January 19, 2014 at Sunny Springs Nursing and Rehab. He was born in Gomez Palacio Ogo, Mexico on January 10, 1951 the son of Hilari Vargas and Asencion Hernandez. He was a retired construction worker.  

Survivors include: brothers, Alfonso Vargas of Como, Ramon Hernandez of Sulphur Springs, and Cesario Vargas of Mexico; sister, Martha Hernandez of Mexico and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Madeline Zahrt

Funeral services for Madeline Zahrt, of Winnsboro, are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Ms. Zarht passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014, at her residence.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Cassie Mae Clayton

 

Funeral services for Cassie Mae Clayton, age 91, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at St. Luke Baptist Church with Troy L. Young officiating. 

Interment will follow at St. Luke Cemetery with Samuel Wright, Charles Clayton, Harry Washington, Jacob Lewis, Lloyd Lewis, Jr., and Darial Epting serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons. 

There will be no formal visitation. 

Mrs. Clayton passed away Saturday, January 18, 2014 at her residence.  Mrs. Clayton was born on July 22, 1922 in Sulphur Springs, the daughter of Chester Arthur and Josie Mae (Bell) Lewis.  She married Elgie Clayton, Sr. on November 27, 1943 and he preceded her in death on January 31, 1995.  She was a homemaker and a member of St. Luke Baptist Church. 

She is survived by four daughters, Cassie Edwards and husband Billy Sr., Cynthia Perry and husband Charles, Donna Washington, and Teresa Nelson and husband Alton all of Sulphur Springs, TX, four sons, Vernon Clayton of Tyler, TX, Elgie Clayton, Jr. and wife Bonnie, Jerry Clayton both of Emory, TX, and Paul Clayton of Sulphur Springs, 27 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild, one sister Eleanor Clay of Tyler, TX, one brother, Lloyd Lewis, Sr. of Dallas, TX and a host of nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, two grandchildren, Daniel Edwards and Brian Clayton,  three great-grandchildren, Caleyah Harris, Quinton Edwards and Amaya Edwards, five sisters, Patsy Lewis, Murdie Wright, Jessie Mae Epting, Ruth Scruggs and Loretta Murphy, six brothers, Samuel, Henry, Allen Ray, Hershel, Booker T. and Chester Lewis Jr., one step-sister, Zora Barnes.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Myrna Pinkham

Funeral Services for Myrna Pinkham of Sulphur Springs will be held at 10:00 am Tuesday in the Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. 

Graveside services will be held 2:00pm Tuesday at Roselawn Cemetery in Seagoville. 

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Monday at the Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Walton Oran Mitchell

Funeral services for Walton Oran Mitchell, age 79, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Rawlinson and Rev. Mike Easson officiating. 

Interment will follow at Lone Star Cemetery in Clarksville with Clay Mitchell, Cole Mitchell, Bo Potts, Wade Juarez, Bill Dufrene, Chris Kinworth, Keith Cole and Albert Cline.  Honorary pallbearers will be Pat Potts, Harold Deaton, Ronny Glossup, Gene Barnett, Roger Maynard, Buck Fleet, R. L. Wright and Earl Gaddy. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home.   

Mr. Mitchell passed away Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab.  Mr. Mitchell was born on July 17, 1934 in Sulphur Bluff the son of Arthur Milton and Sarah Viola (Rawlinson) Mitchell.  He married Janice Byers on May 4, 1957 in Red River County.  She preceded him in death.   Mr. Mitchell was a dozer operator and a member of Martin Springs Baptist Church. 

He is survived by sons, W. O. Mitchell, Jr., of Sulphur Bluff, John Mitchell and wife Laura of Pickton, daughters, Anida Reed and husband Greg of Como, Eva Froneberger and husband Johnny of Sulphur Springs, sister, Margaret Wassom  and husband Jerry,  grandchildren, Wade Juarez and wife Olivia, Holly Allen and husband Tim, Melinda Juarez, Micca Sheedy, Ashley Sheedy, Carmen  Dufrene and husband Bill, Courtney Mitchell, Clay Mitchell, Katie Kinworthy and husband Chris, Amanda Sharper and husband Ryan, Cole Mitchell and Lyndee Mitchell, 14 great-grandchildren.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Arthur Mitchell, Everett Mitchell, Otis Mitchell and wife Norene, Alton Mitchell, Clarence Mitchell and wife Doris, Archie Mitchell and wife Shirley, Harold Mitchell and Edwin Mitchell, sister, Lois Davidson, Mildred Lewis, Lolly Caperton and husband Wayne, daughter-in-law Angie Mitchell. 


Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Bonnie Tassone

 

Graveside Services for Bonnie Jo Tassone were held Monday, January 20, 2014, at 1:00 p.m., at Yantis City Cemetery with Rev. Jimmy Henry conducting the services.  

She was born April 29, 1963 to James W. and Rachel E. (Hooker) Morgan in Dallas, Texas. Mrs. Tassone passed away peacefully, with her two daughters by her side, January 15, 2014, after a two year battle with cancer, in Harris County, Texas. An inspiring soul with a heart the size of Texas. As a mother she exalted kindness, perseverance, and forgiveness. Ever reminding to always be grateful for what you have in lieu of the things you want. Her love of life transpired into her interest of gardening. It takes patience and love to grow something beautiful from a seed. And that was how she approached all facets of life. Her daughters and granddaughter Aaliyah meant the world to her. She will be dearly missed and never forgotten.   

She is survived by mother, Rachel Morgan, daughters, Jimmie Sutherland and husband Darren of Houston and Cathleen Arnold and husband Frank also of Houston, two brothers, Randy Morgan and Walter Morgan.  One sister, Jammie Fenimore of Yantis and granddaughter Aaliyah Silva of Houston, one nephew and three nieces, also surviving is long- time companion, Tim Tassone.  

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Bobby Lowe

Funeral services for Bobby Wayne Lowe, age 54,  of Saltillo will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Tapp  Funeral Home Chapel with Lovie Moss officiating. 

No formal visitation.   

Bobby Wayne  Lowe passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at his residence. He was born in Dallas, TX on September 19, 1959 the son of Dan Moody and Catherine Hale Lowe. He married Angela Noble in Mt. Vernon on July 4, 1989. She survives.    

Other survivors include: two daughters, April Wooten of Paris and Lovie Moss of Mt. Vernon; sisters, Suzi Henderson and husband, Ed of Dallas, and Dani Campbell of Greenville; grandchildren, Kayla Wooten, Keondre Wilkerson, Keaton Wilkerson, Dathan Pepper, Kerry-Ann Bailey, and Jude Grigsby.    

He was preceded in death by his parents    

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Apolinar Torres

Funeral Services for Apolinar Posadas Torres, age 34, of Sulphur Springs will be at 1:00 pm, Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Interment will follow in the IOOF Cemetery in Sulphur Springs serving as pallbearers will be Serjio Posadas Torres, Jose Delores Posadas Torres, Filimon Posadas, Silvina Ban uelos, Maria Posadas, Lionzon Garicia.

Visitation will be 6 till 8 pm , Friday, January 17, 2014 at Murray- Orwosky  Funeral Home.        

Apolinar Posadas Torres passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler. He was born in Terrero de Posadas, Mexico on July 23, 1979 the son of Eleno Posadas and Paula Torres.  He was a Horse Rancher and attends the St James Catholic Church.    

Survivors include:  brothers:  Jose Delores Posadas Torres, Genaro Posadas Torres, Gonzalo Posadas Torres, Sixto Posadas Torres, Antolin Posadas Torres, Epifanio Posadas Torres, Serjio Posadas Torres, Jose Jose Posadas Torres, and Justino Posadas Torres; sisters, Elena Pasados Torres, Alberta Posadas Lozano, Jova Posadas Torres, Francisca Posadas Torres, and Petra Posadas Torres.   

He was preceded in death by his Parents.  

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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John Williams

Funeral services for John Steven Williams, 63, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 18, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Sickles officiating.

Interment will follow at South Liberty Cemetery with Gerald White, Preston Boles, Joe Nickerson, Wesley Williams, Jimmy J. Williams, and Phillip Williams serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 17, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Steve passed away on January 13, 2014. He was born on May 6, 1950 in Dallas, TX, the son of John Phillip and Georgia Bell Raines Williams.

He is survived by his mother, sons, John H. Williams and wife Yvette of Sulphur Springs, Tony Williams and wife Denise of Pickton, Kevin Williams and wife Elizabeth of Springfield, MO, sister, Carol Burkett of Waco, brother, Jimmy Williams and wife Rhonda of Sulphur Springs, grandchildren, Geoffrey Black of Sherman, Ashley Black of Whitewright, Wesley Williams and wife Shelby of Dike, Blake Williams, Lydia and Willie Black all of Sulphur Springs, Jessica and Jordan Williams of Pickton, Donovan, Alivia, Victoria, and Lillian Williams all of Springfield, MO, two great-grandchildren, uncle, George and wife Virginia Williams of Paris, as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, brother-in-law, Gerald Burkett, and niece, Jenny Taylor.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to be made to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Victor Cosme, Jr.

 

Funeral services for Victor Manuel Cosme, Jr., age 61, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 21, 2014,  at First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs,  with Max Cosme and Bro. Bruce Stinson officiating.

Military graveside honors will be held at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Department is providing the Honor Guard which consists of Tony Crouse, Corley Weatherford, Koby Hume, Walt Kimmel, Wade Sheets, Brad Cumming, and Gary McLarry.

Visitation will be from 2:00 until 9:00 p.m., Monday, January 20, 2013, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Cosme, a retired member of the Hopkins County Sheriffs Office, passed away on January 11, 2014, at the Veterans Administration Hospital. He was born on April 8, 1952 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, the son of Maximino Cosme and Aurea Alicea. He was of the Protestant Faith. He served in the United States Marines for 22 years. Victor worked as a Sheriff’s Deputy at Hopkins County Sheriff’s Department and retired as Sergeant after 20 years. He was also a huge proponent of the Dare Program.

He is survived by his mother, sons, Victor Cosme, Jr. of New York, Kristopher Cosme of Ohio, Max Cosme of Sulphur Springs, Miguel Cosme of Sulphur Springs, granddaughter, Emma Cosme of San Antonio, sisters, Lillian Escobar of Sulphur Springs, Nilda Cosme of New York, Clara Cosme of New York, and Maria Cosme of New York as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Carl Young

"Carl" Clif Gary Young, 61, of Emory, passed away at his home Thursday morning.  Carl was born in Sweetwater, TX on May 8, 1952 to Carl Garner Young, Sr. & Mickey Dodds Young.  He married Denise Robison in Rockwall on December 10, 1982.  They were married 31 years.  During his working career he worked as an Automotive Technician.    

He is survived by his wife:  Denise; daughter:  Janie Eastland of Sacramento, CA; sons:   Joseph Eastland of Dallas; Neil Young (Carrie) of Emory; and Kevin Young of Emory; mother:  Mickey Young of Dallas; grandchildren:  Caleb, Desmond, Peyton, Justin, Chaine, Vally, Ian, Isaac, Alexis, Alyssa, Austin, Ashton, and Joseph; numerous other loving family and friends.

He was preceded in death by:  father; 2 brothers:  Larry Young and Jimmy Young.

Private memorial service is pending with the family.

Cremation arrangements under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home in Emory.  

 

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Joyce Williams

Graveside service for Joyce Williams, age 75, of Emory, will be held Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, 2:00 pm, at Lake Fork Cemetery. Rev. Trey Smith will officiate. 

Visitation will be from 12:30 til 1:30 pm, same day, at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mrs. Williams died at her home, Monday evening. She was born March 10, 1933, in Chicago, IL, to Walter and Margaret Harris Subin. She married M.E. Williams on Nov. 1, 1957.  He preceded her in death just 11 days ago on Jan. 2, 2014.  They shared some 56 years of happy life together. She was a homemaker and attended Lake Fork Baptist Church.

Survivors include: Sons:  Bill Williams (Sally) of Forney Bobby Williams (Virginia) of Grand Prairie Benny Williams (Joy) of Emory Barry Williams (Dani) of Grand Prairie Grandchildren:  Bill Miles, Merrett, Marcy, Jenna, Jeremy, Trey; Monica, Mariah, and Montana,  Great-grandchildren:  7

She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband; 1 sister, and 2 brothers   

Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  

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Homer Brantley

Funeral services for Home Brantley, age 84, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Brantley passed away on Monday morning, January 13, 2014, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Aubrey Smith

Funeral services for Aubrey Smith, age 67, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 18, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home with pastor Willis Taylor officiating. 

Interment will follow Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Ivan Wright, Kenneth Wright, Oscar Thomas, L. G. Fountain, David Johnson and Andrew Wright serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Daymon Nash, Tyler Ivery, Zane Sims, David Cambell, Adonis Thomas, Zylan Fobbs and Douglas Deloney.   

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 17, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Aubrey passed away Monday, January 13, 2014 at his residence.  He was born on November 18, 1946 in Rains County the son of Robert smith and Loutisha (Jackson) McMillan.  He married Annie Thomas in June of 1967.  She survives.  Aubrey worked at Cabbel’s Trucking for 10 years and retired from Farmers Coop. 

In addition to his wife he is survived by three daughters, Kim Hearne and husband David, Caran Ivery, Uronda Deloney and husband Curtis, one son, Tony Thomas and wife Shevele, sisters, Gwen Savage and husband Troy, Linda Boyce, Janie Stenline, Johnnie Newhouse, Florstine Kanagae, brothers, Apostle Dwight Smith, Paul Smith and wife Sandra. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Robert Smith, Charles Smith, sisters, Barbara Hunter and Ernsteen Heath. 

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Mary Madeline Goldsmith

Funeral services for Mary Madeline Goldsmith, age 78, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Goldsmith passed away on Friday, January 10, 2014, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Tedd Madden

Funeral services for Ted Madden, age 84, of Yantis, are pending with West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Madden passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2014, at his residence.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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B.C. Green


Funeral service for Buford Clinton “B.C.” Green, Jr., 61, of Dike, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, January 13, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ron Smedley officiating.

Military graveside honors by the Hopkins County Military Coalition will follow at Rockdale Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, January 12, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Green passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born on June 5, 1952 in Hopkins County, the son of Buford Clinton, Sr. and Eilean Hamrick Green. He married Barbara Anderson Green on December 15, 1969 in Sulphur Springs, TX. She survives. He served in the National Guard and was self-employed.

In addition to his wife he is also survived by, sons, Shane Green of Dike, Shawn Green of Sulphur Springs, Kevin Green of Sulphur Bluff, brother, Timmy Green and wife Kim of Yantis, sisters, Margaret Moore and husband Tommy of Sulphur Springs, Nelda Green of Sulphur Springs, Dora Patterson and husband Harland of Sulphur Springs, grandchildren, Kyle and Katie Green, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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David Leon Thomas

  

Funeral Service for David Leon Thomas, 62, of Sulphur Springs will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 14,2014 at MLK Church of Christ, with Brother A. R. Thompsonpastor and officiant.

  

With Reginald Thomas, Mario Thomas, Michael Kendricks, Vic Johnson,Chris Ivery and Prince Beachum serving as pallbearers.

  

Viewing with no formal visitation will be held Monday, January 13 at Mason & Mason Mortuary.

David Leon Thomas. died Monday, January 6, 2014 at his residence. David Leon Thomas was born September 16, 1951 in Sulphur Springs to Goldie Mae Goodson Thomas and Leon Thomas.  Both parents preceded him in death.

   Mr. Thomas attended Douglas High School in Sulphur Springs.. Mr. Thomas retired from VFW after 26 years of service.

  

David Leon Thomas leaves to cherish his memories:  one daughter, Lakeisa Thomas; two sisters, Gail Washington and Sharon Thomas Hill; two brothers, Jimmy Joe Gordon and Don Roby Thomas; one grandson, Jodice Macon; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.



Arrangements are with Mason & Mason Mortuary.

 

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Rosetta Lucas

  

A funeral service for Rosetta Lucas, age 93, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at South Liberty Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 12, 2014, with Rev. Robert Burns officiating. 

Interment will follow at South Liberty Cemetery, with Johnathon Gammill, Brian Ridling, Chad Suttle, J. W. Ragan, Wayne Allison and  Marron Allison serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be James Birchfield, Tim Potts, Milten Ragan, Colton Burns, Collin Burns and Howard Birchfield. 

Visitation will be held one hour before the service (1:00 p.m.)            

Rosetta Lucas passed away at Carriage House Manor Monday evening, January 6, 2014.    

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

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Bobby Frank Schrode

Graveside services for Bobby Frank Shrode, age 66, of Abilene will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 12, 2014 at Nelta Cemetery. 

There will be no formal visitation. 

Mr. Shrode passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.  Mr. Shrode was born on November 14, 1947 in Hopkins County the son of Ernest Howard and Gladys (Leewright) Shrode.  Mr. Shrode worked as a handyman most of his life. 

He is survived by one brother, Mike Shrode of Spearman, TX along with numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, W. H. “Dub” Shrode, two sisters, Sybil Armstrong and Nell Wilcox. 


Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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James Ronald Hinze

A funeral mass of Christian Burial for James Ronald Hinze, 84, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 12 noon, Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at Calvary Hill Chapel in Dallas, TX.

Burial will follow at Calvary Hill cemetery.

Rosary will be held at 6:00 p.m., Monday, January 13, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Hinze passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born on January 6, 1930 in Waco, TX the son of Alvin and Zelma (Steely) Hinze. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church, was a college professor, and also taught at Bishop Lynch Schools.

He is survived by sister, Beverly Lassberg, nieces, Colette Prudhomme, Suzanna Jones, and nephews, Curt Lassberg, and Eric Lassberg. He was preceded in death by his parents.


Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Lavona Teer Qualls

  

A memorial  service for Lavona Teer Qualls, age 72, of  Sulphur  Springs will be conducted at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel,  at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 11, 2014 with Bro. BJ Teer and Bro. Lloyd Cashion officiating.

 No formal visitation is scheduled.            

Lavona Teer Qualls passed away Sunday morning at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born on July 17, 1941 in Hopkins County, TX the daughter of George Richard and Nettie Jnowski Teer. She married Lee Qualls in Dallas, TX on October 12, 1973. He preceded her in death in 2005. She retired from the County of Dallas and was of the Baptist faith.      

Survivors include: brothers, Valton Teer and wife, Merlene of Como, and Harold and wife, Marlena  of Mena, AR; sister, Betty Gonzalez and husband, Manuel of Alexandria, VA ; and several nieces and nephews.   

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Dorothy Jean Starrett, and Billie Jo Teer.      

Memoriasl can be made to Black Oak Cemetery.

 

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

 

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Ken Griggs

A memorial service for Ken Griggs, age 56, of Point, will be conducted at The Way Bible Church at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, January 9, 2014, with Dr. Joel Tiemeyer and Mitch Griggs officiating. 

No formal visitation is scheduled.

           

Ken Griggs passed away at Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler Monday morning, January 6, 2014.  He was born in Sulphur Springs October 2, 1957, the son of Howard Griggs and Sharon Payne Griggs.  He married Sherry Lee Greenlaw in Greenville July 12, 2006; she survives.  He was a retired tool builder for E Systems and a member of N.R.A. and Corvette Club.

           

Other survivors include:  his mother, Sharon Griggs of Sulphur Springs; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Robert and Patricia Greenlaw; two daughters, Leah Sparks and husband Jared of Longview and Dawn Gomez and husband Eddie of Sulphur Springs; two brothers, Jeff Griggs and Mitch Griggs, both of Sulphur Springs; brother-in-law, Matt Greenlaw; sister-in-law, Maurie  Wright and husband, David; grandchildren, Kenneth Scott Sparks, Sadie Sparks, Allison Ely and Gabriel Gomez; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. 

He was preceded in death by his father and daughter, Jessica Griggs.  

           

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Angie Mitchell

 

Funeral service for Angela Deaton Mitchell, 53, of Sulphur Bluff will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Sulphur Bluff Baptist Church, with Bro. Robert Newsom and Dr. Cecil McLeod officiating.

Interment will follow at Sulphur Bluff Cemetery with Tim Glenn, Wade Juarez, James Kennon, Clay Mitchell, Cole Mitchell, John Mitchell, Don Sapaugh, and Mark Bassham serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Lee Teetes, Ronnie Wyatt, Casey Ross, and Herbert Anderson.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Angela passed away on Monday, January 6, 2014 at her residence. She was born on December 14, 1960 in Sulphur Springs, the daughter of Darrell and Carol (Dillard) Deaton. She married W.O. Mitchell, Jr. on June 20, 1980 in Sulphur Bluff. He survives. She was a member of the Sulphur Bluff Baptist Church, a former Board member of Sulphur Bluff ISD, and worked as a loan officer and assistant Vice President for City National Bank for over thirty years.

In addition to her husband, she is also survived by her parents, son, Clay Mitchell, of Sulphur Bluff, daughters, Courtney Mitchell of Austin, Carmen Dufrene and husband Bill of Sulphur Bluff, grandchildren, Brady and Benton Dufrene, brother, Brad Deaton of Sulphur Springs, brother-in-law, John Mitchell and wife Laura of Pickton, sisters-in-law, Anida Reed and husband Greg of Como, Eva Froneberger and husband Johnny of Sulphur Springs, father-in-law , Oran Mitchell, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Janice Mitchell.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at www.nationalmssociety.org.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Janie Naomi Minter

A funeral service for Janie Hyatt Minter, age 63, of Rowlett, will  be  conducted at Pickton United Methodist Church at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 11, 2014, with Rev. Henry Suche officiating. 

Interment will follow at New Pickton Cemetery with Jeff Hyatt, Greg Pleasant, Brian Pleasant, Gary Strobel, Terry Hyatt and Thomas Minter serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Pickton United Methodist Church.              

Janie Hyatt Minter passed away at Christian Care Center in Mesquite Monday morning, January 6, 2014.  She was born in Littlefield, TX on November 7, 1950, the daughter of Paul Hyatt and Naomi Whitaker Hyatt.  She married Tom Minter on May 5, 1986.  He preceded her in death in 2011.  She was a retired accountant and a member of Sunnyvale Baptist Church.            

Survivors include:  daughter, Kasey Minter; son, Thomas Minter, both of Rowlett; brother, Terry Hyatt of Plano; grandchild, Samantha Heflin and great-grandchild, Brookelynn Heflin. 

She was preceded in death by her parents. 

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.                                    


Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Ruby Moore

A funeral service for Ruby “Sugar” Moore, age 77, of  Como, will be conducted at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 9, 2014, with Rev. Fred Lewis and Rev. C. J. Duffey officiating. 

Interment will follow at Como Cemetery, with Taylor Moore, Chad Moore, David Carpenter, Grady McElyea, David Roerer, Nelson Barton, Kasey Simmons and Sammy Spencer serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

Ruby “Sugar” Moore passed away at her residence Monday morning, January 6, 2014.  She was born in Sulphur Springs July 2, 1936, the daughter of Felix Washington Carpenter and Effie Mae Crumpler Carpenter.  She married Joe Neil Moore in Como October 22, 1955.  He preceded her in death in 2013.  She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church. 

           

Survivors include:  daughter, Lisa Simmons of Como; son, Terry Joe Moore and wife Patti of Mesquite; grandchildren, Kasey Simmons, Taylor Moore, Kristen Nutt and Chad Moore and two great-grandchildren, J. J. Nutt and Karlee Simmons. 

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Pete Carpenter, Gan Carpenter and  R. F. Carpenter and one sister, Fannie Lee “Sissy” McElyea. 

Memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.      

           

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Tommie Francis Gidney

A Graveside service for Tommie Frances Gidney, age 75, of Cooper, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at Plano Mutual Cemetery in Plano, TX with Randy Sadler officiating.

Eddie Brock, David Aaron, James Aaron, David Smith, Stanley Hawkins, and Bryan Stephenson will serve as pallbearers. A visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at Tapp Funeral Home.

           

Tommie Frances Gidney passed away Sunday, January 5, 2013 at her residence. She was born on March 7, 1938 to J.P. Aaron and Eva (Dudley) Aaron in Argyle. She married Claude Gidney on October 1, 1955 in McKinney; he preceded her in death in 1996. Mrs. Gidney was a seamstress at Haggard’s and owned and operated several cafes. She was of the Baptist faith.

           

She is survived by daughter, Charlene Brock and husband Eddie of Celeste; son, Dwayne Gidney of Cooper; grandchildren, Marla Stephenson and husband Bryan, Crystal Austin, and Nancy Austin; great-grandchildren, Rachel Stephenson, Ethan Stephenson, Emzie Austin, and Kylie Austin; sisters, Fannie Gidney, Beatrice Isaacs, Mildred Smith, Linda Taylor, Emma Hawkins, and Kathy McDonald; and brothers, James Aaron and David Aaron.

           

She was preceded in death by her husband; daughter, Elizabeth Nadine Gidney; sisters, Nettie Watkins and Ruth Geneva Aaron; brothers, Joe Aaron and Burt Aaron; and son-in-law, David Austin.

 

Arrangements are under the direction of Tapp Funeral Home.

 

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R. T. Harris, Jr.

Funeral Services for R.T. Harris, age 56 of Sulphur Springs will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, Janaury 10, 2014 at East Caney Baptist Church.

Interment will follow in the East Caney Cemetery with Rodney Hall, Larry Evans, Kevin Evans, Loys Nash, Richard Hall and Mike Porter serving as pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers will be LeRoy Green, Raymond Turner, James Ayers, and Anthony Johnson .

There will be no formal visitation.

R.T. Harris, Jr. (Scott), passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at his home in Sulphur Springs, TX.  He was born on July 7, 1957 in Wylie, TX to Roust T. and Evelyn (Hall) Harris. He was educated in Sulphur Springs School District. 

Scott is survived by his mother Evelyn Harris; one daughter Kenya Gasaway of Dallas, TX; one son Brandon Gasaway of Greenville, TX; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nine sisters, Debra Green (Leroy), Evelyn Turner (Ray), Sharon Ayers (James) of Fort Worth, TX, Janice Henley (Lester), Tracie Johnson (Anthony), Regina Johnson, Lisa Thompson (Doug), Zina Young, and Eleanor Harris (Marcus) of Sulphur Springs, TX; two brothers, Frederick Harris of Sulphur Springs, TX and Steven Thompson of Dallas, TX.

 

Scott was preceded in death by his father, Roust T. Harris and two brothers, Calvin and Zachary Thompson.

 

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Gail Kizer

 

Funeral Services for Gail Sloan Kizer, age 62,  of Sulphur Spring will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, January 6, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. C.J. Duffey officiating.

Interment will follow in Restlawn Memorial Park with Justin Kizer, Grant Baker, Dung Nguyen, Jim Thompson, and Johnny Northcutt serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be 6 till 8 pm, Sunday, January 5, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.         

Gail Sloan Kizer passed away Friday, January 03, 2014 at Wesley House in Sulphur Springs. She was born in Anchorage, Alaska on April 30, 1951 the daughter of Edward Ollie and Bobbie Potts Sloan. She married William Harold Kizer in Sulphur Springs on December 2, 1966. He preceded her in death in 1999. She was the retired owner of Kizer Donuts.      

Survivors include: sons, Harold Kizer and wife, Lana of Sulphur Springs, and Cody Kizer of Paris; daughter, Teresa Nguyen and husband, Dung of Bedford; sister, Judy Woodall of Klondike; grandchildren, Justin Kizer, Grant Baker, Collin Baker, Hally Nguyen, and Madison Kizer.    She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.


Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Lydia Mullins

A funeral service for   Lydia Mullins, age 95, of Commerce will be at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at Tapp Funeral Home Chapel .

Interment will follow in the Rock Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be one hr before the service at Tapp Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 7, 2014.     

Lydia Gilbreath Mullins passed away Thursday, January 2, 2104 at Oak Manor Nursing and Rehab Center in Commerce.


Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Havah Thurman

Funeral services for Havah Zora Thurman, 94, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 6, 2014 at Myra Wilson Chapel with Bro. Tommy Johnston officiating.

Interment will follow at Sulphur Springs City Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., prior to service time.

Havah passed away on January 2, 2014 at Sunny Springs Nursing Home. She was born on February 3, 1919 in Dike, TX the daughter of Alvin and Leona McKenzie White. She married Horace Grady Thurman on March 9, 1936 in Sulphur Springs. He preceded her in death. She was a member of First Baptist Church and owned an antique store for many years.

She is survived by one son, Don Thurman and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by one sister.


Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Jacob Lee Coats

Funeral services for Jacob Lee Coats 14, Quitman are scheduled for 11:00 A.M. Monday, January 6, 2014 First Baptist Church Quitman with Rev. Randy Johnson and Rev. James Nickell officiating.

Family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 P M Sunday evening, Jan. 5th at Lowe Funeral Home.

Burial will follow at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery on East FM 49, Wood County.

Jacob was born October 13, 1999 in Tyler to Ty and Melissa Matura Coats. He passed away Thursday January 2, 2014 at his residence. Jacob lived all of his life in Quitman and attended Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church. He played sports in Quitman ISD and loved to hunt and fish.

He is survived by his Paternal Grandparents, David and Joyce Coats, Satanta, KS and Maternal Grandparents, Dwayne and Darla Matura, Edgewood, TX; Parents, Ty and Melissa Coats, Quitman; 1 Sister, Katelyn Coats, Quitman; Uncle, Matthew Coats, Quitman; 3 Aunts and Uncles, Tom and Cheryl Moore, Quitman; Robin and Teresa Ragsdale, Edgewood; Jason and Rachel Matura, Canton and numerous cousins.

Arrangements are with Lowe Funeral Home, Quitman.

 

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M. E. Williams

Graveside service for Milton Earl (M.E.) Williams will be held Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at Lake Fork Cemetery.  Bro. Danny Meek will officiate.

Visitation will be from 12:30 until 1:30 pm Saturday, before service, at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel.

Mr. Williams died at his residence early Thursday morning. He was born June 7, 1933, in Grand Prairie, to Willie and Gladys Estelle Arman Williams. He was in the Air Force and was stationed in Germany about the time of the Korean Conflict, also, he belonged to the Masonic Lodge. Mr. Williams married Joyce Subin in Arcadia Park on Nov. 1, 1957. During his working career, he worked as a quality control engineer for E Systems. Mr. Williams attended Lake Fork Baptist Church.


Survivors include: Wife of Emory Sons:  Bill Williams (Sally) of Forney Bobby Williams (Virginia) of Grand Prairie Benny Williams (Joy) of Emory Barry Williams (Dani) of Grand Prairie Grandchildren:  Bill Miles; Merritt; Macy; Jenna; Jeremy; Trey; Monica; and Montana Great-Grandchildren:  7

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, Calvin Williams, and his twin baby brother, Billy Miles Williams.

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

 

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Naomi Orr

         

A funeral service for Naomi Tolleson Orr, age 78, of Sulphur Springs will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 4, 2014 at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Roy Edgeman and Rev. Mark Bryant officiating.

Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Andrew Poole, Jacob Tolleson, Alan Poole, Micah Tolleson, David Tolleson, Rick Grabowski, Rick Orr, Brandon Owens, and Mitch Orr serving as pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers will be Dr. Mark Miller and the David Baucom Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church.

A visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, January 3, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.            

Naomi Tolleson Orr passed away Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at Rock Creek Health and Rehab. She was born December 25, 1935 to Elwin Clemont Draughon and Jennie Lee (Wilkinson) Draughon in Arcola, LA. She married Charles Jackson Tolleson on April 30, 1955; he preceded her in death in 1995. She married John Orr on April 4, 1996; he survives. Mrs. Orr was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church.            

Survivors include: husband, John Orr of Sulphur Springs; sons, Scott Tolleson and wife Brenda of Waskom and Ricky Orr and wife Kay of Sulphur Springs; daughters, Suzan Grabowski and husband Richard of Flower Mound, Sharla Hodges of Sulphur Springs and Kathy and Ronnie Rudd of Winnsboro ; grandchildren, Jacob and Tina Tolleson, Rachel and Joey Pace, Rebekah McCasland, Micah Tolleson, Abigail Tolleson, David Tolleson, Andrew and Elizabeth Poole, Alisha and Eric Smith, Alan Poole, Rachael Grabowski, Rick Grabowski, Rick and Katy Orr, Mitch and Jennifer Orr,  Brandon and Leslie Owens, Casey and Ketrell Owens, Brandon Sage, David Rudd, and Daniel Sanders, and  Twenty-three  great-grandchildren.            

She was preceded in death by husband, Charles Jackson Tolleson, sisters, Lee Elizabeth “Bettye” Draghon Widas and Dorothy “Dot” Louise Draghon Smith, and grandchild, Logan Pace.            

Memorials may be made to the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, www.HDSA.org.  and American Diabetes Foundation.

 

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

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George "Bud" Mitchell

Funeral Services for George Henry “Bud” Mitchell, age 90 of Sulphur Springs will be held at 3:00 pm, Sunday, January 5, 2014 at Spence Chapel  at First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs with Rev. Fred Lewis and Rev. Tommy Johnston officiating.

Military Grave Side will follow under the direction of the Hopkins County Military Coalition in the Mahoney Cemetery with Kyle Burke, Mike Mitchell, Mark Mitchell, Don Voss, Micky Ferguson, Paul Ferguson, James Wildes III, and Ricky Orr serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 1:30 pm till service time, Sunday, January 5, 2014 at Spence Chapel.   

George Henry “Bud” Mitchell passed away Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at the Cottages of Carriage House Manor. He was born January 23, 1923 in Perryville, AR the son of William and Agnes Thedford Mitchell.  He married Eunice Lorraine Hoover on May 1, 1947 in Dallas, TX. She preceded him in death in 2011. Bud retired from the City of Dallas Water Department. He served in the United States Navy during the World War II.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs and the Hopkins County Military Coalition.   

Survivors include: Daughters, Pam Silva of Ft. Worth, and Debbie Burke & husband, Robert of Sulphur Springs; brother, Myron Mitchell of Palestine; grandchildren, Annie Noel Wildes & husband, Col James Wildes II  and Kyle Burke; and great grandson, James Wildes III.   

He was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Mitchell and sister, Louise Voss.    Memorials may be made to the Mahoney Cemetery Asso. or First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Deborah Faulks

A funeral service for Deborah Seely Faulks, age 61, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at New Beginnings Fellowship Church at 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 3, 2014, with Rev. Larry Jordan and Terry Ratliff officiating. 

Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, January 2, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home. 

           

Deborah Seely Faulks passed away at her residence Monday morning, December 30, 2013.  She was born in Olton on November 21, 1952, the daughter of Leon Seely and Elizabeth Lemoine Seely.  She married Jerry Wayne Faulks in Plainview November 26, 1970.  He preceded her in death in 2006.  She was a retired nurse and a member of New Beginnings Fellowship Church. 

           

Survivors include:  daughters, Shawnda Williams and husband Doug of Sulphur Springs and Kimberly Ratliff and husband Terry of South Charleston, Ohio; her mother, Eva Seely and father, Leon Seely, both  of Plainview;  three sisters, Karla Johnson of Little Elm, Paula Harris and Jane Appel, both of New Mexico; brother, David Harris of Granbury; grandchildren, Jennifer Shearer, Jessica Williams, Heather Strawn, Barney Strawn, Austin Ratliff, Jerrod Ratliff, Mattison Ratliff and Morgan Ratliff and two great-grandchildren, Rylan Smith and Wyatt Shearer.

           

Memorials may be made to the Deborah Seely Faulks Memorial Fund, 405 Century Lake Road, Sulphur Springs, TX  75482.


Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Pat Eagle

A memorial service for Patricia Davis Eagle, age 71, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 3, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Jim Moore  officiating. 

No formal visitation is scheduled.

Patricia Davis Eagle passed away Saturday morning, December 28, 2013 at Hopkins House.  She was born in Amarillo, October 16, 1942, the daughter of Ernest B. Davis and Lorene Bennett Davis.  She married Jim Eagle.  He preceded her in death in 2001.  She was a retired director of Theater Under the Stars in Houston and she was a member of First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include:  two daughters, Tanya Eagle and Trina Osborne and husband Dana, all of Houston; two sisters, Patsy Pettit of Mt. Vernon and Diana Collins and husband Archie of Dike; grandson, Cody Osborne and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Memorials may be made to Cypress Basin Hospice.

           

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

 

 

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Oscar Ely

A memorial service for Oscar Ely, Jr., of Emory, will be held Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at 2:00 pm, in the Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Jason Rolen will officiate. 

Visitation will be at 1:00 pm, one hour prior to service time.

Mr. Ely passed away Friday at his residence. He was born Jan. 30, 1934, in Houston, to Oscar and Rosie Ann Wofford Ely, Sr. He served his country as a U.S. Marine. During his working career he was an electrician, working for several different companies. He attended Believer's Baptist Church.

Survivors include: Wife:  Linda Ely of Emory Sons:  Johnny Dwayne Ely (Nelda) and Christopher Shane Ely (Jennifer)  all of Emory Grandchildren:  Johnny, Jr.; Brandi; Christopher, and Bryton Great-granddaughter:  Elli, Step-Mother:  Catherine Ely

Preceded in death by:  Parents; 2 brothers, Larry Jackson and Douglas Jackson

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Mildred Broiles

Funeral services for Mildred Broiles, age 84, of Emory will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 30, 2013 at Emory Baptist Church in Emory. 

Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, December 29, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Mrs. Broiles passed away Friday, December 27, 2013 at her residence.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Oneta Stone

Funeral services for Oneta Joyce Stone, age 74, from Euless, TX  formally of Sulphur Springs will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, December 28, 2013 at Tapp Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Jody Nichols officiating and Brother James Diamond assisting.

Interment will follow at Martin Springs Cemetery with J.R. Gregg, Bob Pace, Steve Pace, Shea Patterson, Will Cernosek, and J.R. Patterson serving as pallbearers; James Birchfield, Kyle Stone, and Windell Barnett will be serving as honorary pallbearers.  Visitation will be 7:00- 9:00 pm Friday, December 27, 2013 at Tapp Funeral Home.

      

Oneta Joyce Stone passed away Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at the Texas Health HEB Hospital, in Bedford, TX. She was born in Sulphur Springs the daughter of Clifford Presley and Willie Mae Patterson.  She married Tal Stone on July 20, 1956 in Brinker, TX. He survives. Mrs. Stone was a homemaker and affiliated with the Western Heritage Cowboy Church in Irving, TX.

    

Other survivors include: sons, Tony Wayne Stone, of Euless, Troy Eugene Stone, of Euless, and Tracy Alan Stone, of Red Oak; sister, Jimmie Roden, of New Orleans, LA; brothers, L.J. Patterson, of Lake Fork, Richard Patterson, of Sulphur Springs, Ronald Patterson, of Campbell, and Robert Patterson, of Campbell; grandchildren, Somer Stone, Tracie Aldridge, Amanda Williamson, Skyler Stone, Shane Stone, and Dakota Stone; three great-grandchildren, Saxie Stone, Addisyn Williamson, and Paislee Denson.

   

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Clifford Patterson Jr., and Kenneth Patterson.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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William David Powell

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William David Powell, age 14 months, died at his residence Thursday, December 26, 2013 in  Bogata.  Wood Funeral Homes willl conduct Funeral Services at 2:00pm Saturday, December 28, at Johntown Missionary Baptist Church with Robert Dillon Officiating.

Burial will follow in Bogata Cemetery.  

Visitation for family and friends will be from 6-7pm Friday evening at the funeral home in Bogata. 

He was born October 2, 2012 in Clarksville, Texas. He is survived by his parents, David and Mindy Powell of Bogata; one brother, Felix Powell; four sisters, Jennie, Kristin, Rebecca and Kirzha Powell all of Bogata; grandparents, Kent and Tina Martin of Mt. Vernon, Art and Sue Valdes of Duncan, OK and David Powell and Kaylon Lamb of North Carolina and great grandparents, Bob and Ima Martin of Bogata.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Virginia Powell.

Arrangements are with Wood Funeral Home.

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Maxine Ruth Bell

 

A funeral service for Maxine Ruth Bell, age79, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel, at 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 27, 2013,  with Rev. Bruce Stinson officiating.

Interment will follow at Mahoney Cemetery, with Laine  Anderson, Mickey Peters, Dave Penson, Mike Phipps, Dale Phipps and Charles Phipps serving as pallbearers.   

Visitation will be one hour before service time (1:00 p.m.) at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

Maxine Ruth Bell passed away at Sunny Springs Nursing Home Tuesday, December 24, 2013.  She was born in Mahoney on December 2, 1934, the daughter of John A. Barnes and Leona Styner Barnes.  She married Henry D. Bell in Mahoney on July 8, 1955.  He preceded her in death in 2007.  She was a retired bookkeeper and a member of Central Baptist Church. 

           

Survivors include:  two daughters, Nan Bell and Kim Bell Anderson and husband Morgan, all of Sulphur Springs; daughter-in-law, Patty Bell of Sulphur  Springs;  grandchildren, Brandi Bell Peters and husband Mickey, Laine Anderson, Kaylee Anderson and  Lexi Anderson; one great-granddaughter, Presley Bell Peters.

She was preceded in death by son, David Bell; four brothers, John Barnes Harvey Barnes, Tom Barnes and Clyde Barnes and two sisters, Billie McDaniels and Janell Phipps.

           

           

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

 

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Lela Radney

 

Funeral services for Lela Vititow Radney, age 64, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, December 28, 2013 at First Baptist Church in the Spence Chapel with Rev. Fred Lewis officiating. 

Interment will follow at Rock Hill Cemetery in Wood County with Dustan Radney, Micah Radney, Chris Radney, Matt Beisser, Jake Radney, Patrick Radney, Ryan Radney and Cody Frederick, Nathan Radney, Justin Overly and Trenton Overly serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Caleb Radney, Gary Moon and Paul Brown. 

Mrs. Radney passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.  Mrs. Radney was born on January 31, 1949 in Sulphur Springs the daughter of Lawrence Thomas and Emma Gay (Thompson) Vititow.  She married Lorell Radney on June 24, 1966 in Sulphur Springs.  He survives.  Mrs. Radney was a homemaker, for 12 years she worked for the Sheriff’s office as a dispatcher, jailer and had her peace officer license, she was a member of the Sheriff’s posse, she was an environmental code officer for 2 years, was a member of the Daughters of American Revolution, member of the Chamber of Commerce and worked for charities such as Blue Santa. 

In addition to her husband she is survived by her children, Michael Patrick Radney and wife Shannon of Campbell, Sean Dwayne Radney and wife Tisha Ann of Mineola, Joshua Beau Radney and wife Tonya Louise of Sulphur Springs, Daniel Thomas Radney of New Iberia, LA, Christie Gay Frederick and husband Roy of New Iberia, LA, Betty Earnest of Tennessee, sister, Laura Burrescia and husband Ricky of Lubbock.  19 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 

She  was preceded in death by her parents, son William Jason Radney, and sister, Sherry Ann Fox. 

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Steve Money

Steve Money was born the son of Charley and Eunice Money, he was born in Cleburne, TX.  He married Ann French on June 30, 1960 in Dallas, TX. He was a carpenter and a fireman and was affiliated with the Grace Family Church.  Mr. Money passed away Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Rock Creek Nursing Home in Sulphur Springs.

Survivors include, wife, Ann Money; daughters, Cindy Money, of Cleburne, Christy Wantland, of Mesquite, and Michele Escamilla of Ennis; son, Michael Money of, Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Chris Money, Elizabeth Money, Steven Money, Lacy Money, Cody McIlvain, Shelby Wantland, Taylor Escamilla, Sam Escamilla, Andy Money, and Brittany Money; five great grandchildren; brother, Larry Money, of Cleburne; and sister-in-law Deborah Zaragoza.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Arrangements are under the direction of Tapp Funeral Home.

 

 

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Clara Bridges

Funeral services for Clara Bridges will be held Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Morning Chapel Baptist Church with Brother Harold Nash officiating. 

Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery with the Decons of Morning Chapel and friends serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation has been set for Sunday, December 29, 2013 at Tapp Funeral Home from 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM.

Clara Bridges, age 101, of Sulphur Springs, passed away Monday, December 23, 2013 at Baylor Health Care in Dallas.  She was born the daughter of Jim and Tessie Blackwell, in Hopkins County.  She married Wyson B. Bridges in April 1935 in Sulphur Springs, TX.  He preceded her in death on March 5, 2000.  Ms. Bridges was a homemaker, and was affiliated with the Morning Chapel Baptist Church.

         

Other survivors include:  son, Henry B. Bridges (Larese), of Dallas, TX; grandchildren, Marilyn Davis, Edna Jackson, Debra Bryant, Myra Stewart, Jimmy Frazier, and Shana Williams; twelve great-grandchildren; and sixteen great-great-grandchildren.

         

She was preceded in death by her parents, son Carroll Bridges in 2000, and sister, Pearline Blackwell.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Irene Tanton

  

 

A funeral service for Irene Tanton, age 87, of Sulphur Springs will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday,  December 27, 2013, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Lee Huff officiating. 

Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park, with Josh McCord, Jordan Strickland, Chase Harry, Brandon Harry, Dylon Morgan and Timmy Scarborough serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, December 26, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

Irene Tanton passed away at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital Monday night, December 23, 2013.  She was born on January 31, 1926, the daughter of Jim Walker and Vola Troxell Walker.  She married D. L. Tanton June 24, 1944.  He preceded her in death in 1985.  She was a retired instructor for H. D. Lee and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. 

           

Survivors include:  three daughters, Patricia McManus, Linda Jacks and husband James and Brenda Cotten and husband Ricky; three sisters, Norma Smith, Wilma Goldsmith, all of Sulphur Springs and Shirley Smolka of Garland; brother, Orville Walker of Tacoma, Washington; grandchildren, Tony Harry, Tim Harry, April Morgan, Brandi Leber, Shane Jacks, Jeremy Jacks, Tammy Strickland, Brent Cotten, Dedria  Bulin, Debbie Scarbrough, Shelly Mims, Jeffery Brown and Breanne Brown; great-grandchildren, Brittanie Reeves, Brandon Harry, Ashlie White, Dylon Morgan, Jessica Harry, Chase Harry, Bailey Waggoner, Chance Leber, Josh McCord, Jordan Strickland, Mikaela Jacks, Jason Leber, Jarrin Leber, Zachary Cotten, Christian Cotten, Braden Cotten Kortney Bulin, Kasey Bulin, Christy Coleman Tim Scarborough, Terry Scarborough, Michelle Funk, Victoria Mims, Chelsea Cupp, Kaitlyn Brown, and Kaleb Brown and five great-great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by daughter, Judy Swaney; two brothers, Willard Walker and Bennie Walker; two sisters, Thelma Butler and Inez Harris and one great-great-grandbaby.

           

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Charlie Charles

Funeral Services for Charlie Otto Charles, Jr., age 86 of Sulphur Springs, will be held at First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, December 27, 2013, with the Reverend Fred Lewis officiating and under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

Visitation will occur at the church commencing at 9:00 a.m. on the day of the service.

Burial will follow in City Cemetery of Sulphur Springs. Charlie passed away on December 22, 2013 after a brief illness. Pallbearers will be Stacey Cody, Eugene Clark, Bill Alford, Mickey Eddins, Gordon Ford, and Tom Howell. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Radio Bible Class of First Baptist Church as well as Charlie's grandsons, great-grandsons and sons-in-law.

Charlie was born on March 1, 1927 in Fannin County, Texas, to Charlie Otto Charles, Sr., and wife, Mary Esther Reily Charles. He had resided in Sulphur Springs since 1959 and retired after a decades-long career as a sales representative for Ideal Baking Company in Paris and in the same capacity for Pratt Packing Company of Sulphur Springs. Charlie was a member of First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs and his avocation for over forty years was diligently visiting on behalf of the church, those who were homebound, hospitalized, and residents of local nursing homes. He married Mary Helen Barnett on May 11 1946, and she preceded him in death in 2005.

He is survived by his three children, Ronald Wayne Charles and wife Shirley, of Sulphur Springs, Linda Gale Blount and husband Ronald, of Sulphur Springs, and Mary Ann Pavey and husband Kip, of Texarkana; grandchildren Shelley Burton and husband Jerry of Sulphur Springs, Shara Roden and husband Darren of Lewisville, Shelbi Jacobs and husband Travis of Longview, Jerry Wayne Blount and wife Misty of Sulphur Springs, Courtney Allbritton and husband Ty of Sulphur Springs, Amy Yancey and husband Scott of Redwater, Blake Pavey of Florida, and Taylor Pavey of Florida. He is also survived by great-grandchildren Shadden Burton, Shaddox Burton, Charli Roden, Chesley Roden, Jackson Blount, Brody Blount, Colten Langdon, Meagan Langdon, Mason Langdon, Amber Yancey, and Allison Yancey. He is also survived by brothers Billy Charles and wife Rosemary of Houston, Mackey Charles and wife Sherry of Paris, and John Earl Charles and wife Eugenia of Frankston.

In addition to his wife, he is preceded in death by his brothers, R. M. Charles and Harry Lee "Sonny" Charles. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Radio Bible Class of First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Michael Woodard

A memorial service for Michael Woodard, age 58, of Miller Grove, will be conducted at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel, at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 22, 2013, with Brother Danny Calk officiating. 

Serving as Honorary Pallbearers will be Kenneth Sims, Mark Sims, Mac Garrett, Mark Garrett, Brett Garrett, Kip Knowles, Bobby Middleton, Chad Neal and Brad Neal.

No formal visitation is scheduled.

           

Michael Woodard passed away Thursday evening, December 19, 2013 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.  He was born in Greenville, October 21, 1955, the son of Lewis Woodard and Bobbie Garrett Woodard.  He was a truck driver and a member of County Line Baptist Church.

           

Survivors include:  mother, Bobbie Woodard; sister, Holly Neal and husband Cliff; nephews, Chad Neal and wife Dena and Brad Neal and wife D’Laine; and grand nieces and grand nephews:  Chanda Neal, Cheyenne Neal, Dacey Neal, Jocee Neal, Brady Neal and Trenton Neal.  He was preceded in death by his father.          

Memorials may be made to Clifton Cemetery and/or Cypress Basin Hospice.     

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Bertha Dial

Funeral Services for Mrs. Bertha Ree Askew Dial will be held on Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 12:00 noon at Morning Chapel Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs, TX with Rev. H. B. Montgomery officiating.  Visitation will take place one hour before the service at the church.  Interment will follow immediately after in the East Caney Cemetery with Larry Askew, Randy Ellis, Walter Fields, Benny Dial, Harold Berry, and Curtis Peoples serving as Pallbearers. The Honorary Pallbearers include C.C. Johnson, Juan Walker, Jackie Young, Charles Perry, Dennis Nash, Danny K. Vaughn and the Deacons of Morning Chapel Baptist Church.  Bertha Ree Askew Dial, age 94, passed away Thursday evening December 19, 2013 at Rock Creek Health and Rehab.  Mrs. Dial was born on Sunday, October 12, 1919 in the East Caney Community, the daughter of Nathan and Ardaliah Clayton Askew.  She accepted Christ at an early age.  She married Abe Dial on March 14, 1941 in Sulphur Springs.  He preceded her in death.  Mrs. Dial worked as Quality Inspector at Hollywood Brands, Leisure Lodge, Ramada Inn, etc.  She worked with the culinary staff of the church and served on Usher Staff #2 faithfully for years until she couldn’t.  She was also a member of the Seasoned Saints.  Survivors include: sons, Abe Dial Jr. and wife Janice of Kentucky, Marvin Dial and wife Clifford Ann of Sulphur Springs; daughters Bonnie Wade of Sulphur Springs, Freddie Hynson and husband Harold of Sulphur Springs, Barbara Evonne Dial of Sulphur Springs; sisters, Merlene Collins of Oakland, CA, Bobbie Nell Ellis of Sulphur Springs, Thelma Jo Askew of Fort Worth, TX; eleven grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.  In addition to her husband, Mrs. Dial was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Windell Dennis, Buddy Askew, Maurice Askew, Learvis Askew, Nathan Askew, N.D. Askew; sisters Catherine Nash and Jeraldine Else.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Daniel Ray Culbertson

  

Daniel Ray Culbertson, age 66, of Sulphur Springs passed away Thursday evening, December 19, 2013 at his residence.

 

He was born in Dallas April 9, 1947, the son of John Howard Culbertson and Hilda Flora Duram Culbertson.  He married Lillie Blackmon; she survives.   He was the retired owner of Ames Computers.  He served in the United States Army.  He was a decorated Vietnam veteran and received the Purple Heart and Silver Star.

           

Other survivors include:  son, Wayne Culbertson of Sulphur Springs; two daughters, Roxie Lormand and husband Richard of Orange and Andrea Trahan and husband Irby of Groves and sister, Sandra Fay Culbertson of Houston. 

           

He was preceded in death by his parents; seven brothers and two wives, Evelyn Culbertson and Mary Brown.

           

No formal service or visitation is scheduled at this time.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Rex Talmage

Funeral services for Rex Dale Talmage, age 88, of Salem, OR, formerly of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Monday, December 23, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home.  

Military graveside honors by the Hopkins County Military Coalition will follow services at Sulphur Springs City Cemetery with the Hopkins County Coalition serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., one hour prior to service time at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Mr. Talmage passed away Monday, December 16, 2013 in Salem, OR.  Mr. Talmage was born on January 11, 1925 in Barry County, Michigan, the son of Ansil Osee and Estella (Simpson) Talmage.  He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church.  He served in the United States Navy During WWII.  He went to seminary first and served as pastor in Belvedere, Illinois before selling insurance. 

He is survived by his sons, Timothy Talmage and wife Chris of Sulphur Springs, Daniel Talmage and wife Debbie of Detroit, MI, daughter, Rebecca Haugh and husband Tom of Atlanta, GA, sister, Mabel Valech of Salem, OR, grandchildren, Jamie, Melissa, Amanda, Katie, Eric, Blake and Caleb, 7 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Lorraine Lindburg Talmage of over 50 years, and second wife Linda Maddox Talmage of 7 years, son, David Talmage, brothers, Eugene Roy Talmage and Paul Talmage, sister, Frances Litt. 

Memorials may be made to Gideon Bible. 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.


 

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Dorothy Hinton

Funeral services for Dorothy Reed Hinton, age 85, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 22, 2013 at New Beginnings Fellowship Church with Bro. Larry Jordan officiating and Bro. Paul Pogue and Bro. Wilton McMorris assisting. 

Interment will follow at Arbala Cemetery with the grandsons serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, December 21, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Dorothy passed away Thursday, December 19, 2013 at Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.  She was born on September 27, 1928 in the Beckham Community, the daughter of Asa Allen and Omie Ethel (Owens) Reed.  She married Wayne Hinton on August 20, 1943 and he preceded her in death on December 20, 1994.  Dorothy was affectionately called Mother Dorothy or Doe Doe by her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many others who loved her.  Jesus, family, church family and friends were most important in her life.  Dorothy and Wayne were instrumental in the founding of the New Beginnings Fellowship Church.  She loved to travel with family and friends, was truly a helpmate to her husband Wayne in all things and will be truly missed.   

Survivors include son, Wayne Hinton, Jr. and wife Tammy; and daughters, Rita Wright and husband Roger, Charlotte Nelson and husband Steve, and Sharon Smith and husband Robert “Red” Smith, all of Sulphur Springs; sister-in-law, Bobbi Reed; 15 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews and many other loved ones. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Mitchell Reed, Marvin Reed, Clifford Reed, and Billy Reed; sisters, Nettie Gammill and Mary Beckham. 

In lieu of flowers donations may be to Fruitful Harvest Ministries, P. O. Box 1130, Sulphur Springs, TX   75483 or to Compassion for Fatherless Ministries.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Paul Sosa

Funeral service for Paulino Sosa Rojas, 58, of Tyler, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 21, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jose R. Pacheco officiating.

Interment will follow at City Cemetery with Juan Sosa and Omar Velez serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., Friday, December 20, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Sosa passed away on December 15, 2013 in Tyler, TX. He was born on July 19, 1955 in Progreso Piaxlla, Puebla, Mexico the son of Agustin Sosa Bello and Josefina Rojas Gonzales. He worked as an assistant golf course superintendent.

He is survived by his father, Agustin Sosa Bello of Puebla Mexico, son, Juan Sosa of Commerce, daughters, Naomy Velez and husband Omar of Sulphur Springs, Daisy Sosa of Camp LaJeune, NC, Emely Sosa of Sulphur Springs, brothers, Elidio Sosa Rojas of Houston, Grabiel G. Sosa Rojas of Houston, Serafin Sosa Rojas of Washington, Eladio I. Sosa Rojas of Mexico, sisters, Maria Sosa Rojas of Mexico, Isabel Sosa Rojas of Mexico, and grandchild, Emmanuel Velez of Sulpur Springs.

He was preceded in death by his mother and one brother, Lauriano Sosa Rojas.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Grace Harris

Funeral services for Grace “Bip” Evelyn Harris, age 55, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 23, 2013 at the Cypress  Center  on Como Street  with Rev. Willis Taylor officiating

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Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Stanley Harris, Kelvin Harris, Marcus Harris, David Hearne, Tony Thomas and Daymon Nash serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Keith Clayton, Keiston Clayton, Cody Clayton, Cameron Fountain, Oscar Thomas and Johnny Thomas. 

Grace passed away Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at her residence.  She was born on May 16, 1958 in Hopkins County, the daughter of Carl Thomas, Sr. and Mary Jane (Johnson) Thomas.  She married Dewayne  Harris on June 27, 1992.  He survives.  Grace worked for the  Sulphur Springs Independent School  at Douglas for 33 years.  She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.  

In addition to her husband she is survived by one daughter, Curtena Clayton and husband Keith, grandsons, Keiston and Cody Clayton, sisters, Annie Smith and husband Aubrey, Dollie Smith and husband Thomas, Glandy Thomas, Carolyn Horton and husband Charles, brother, Carl Thomas. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Roger Thomas, Ivery Thomas, Wayne Thomas, sister, Stella Thomas. 

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Robert Arthur Echols

 

Funeral services for Robert Arthur Echols, age 64, of Cooper, are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Echols passed away on Tuesday morning, December 17, 2013, at St. Paul Hospital in Dallas.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Nancy McCormack

 

Funeral services for Nancy McCormack, age 93, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Ms. McCormack passed away on Tuesday morning, December 17, 2013, at Rock Creek Health & Rehab Center.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Geri Kiser

Funeral service for Geri Lyn Kiser, 66, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 7:00 p.m., Friday, December 20, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Harold Wright officiating and Art Oglesby assisting.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., prior to service. Honorary pallbearers will be Mary Siebert, Cindy and Lester Hearne, Chad and Kristy Snook, Jason and John Samuels, Carol and Joel Jackson, Mary Underwood, Iola Lindley, Noah Ray, James Flanagan, Haley Lawson, Justin Overly, and T.J. Ray.

Geri passed away on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. She was born on April 3, 1947 in Tooele, Utah the daughter of Bernard and Cleone (Sagers) Dillon. She married Kenneth Kiser in 1975 in Deming, New Mexico. He survives. She was a member of the Mormon of Latter Day Saints faith and co-owned the family business, Kiser’s Glass, for 26 years. She was also a member of the VFW Bingo and a patient of the Dialysis Center.

In addition to her husband, she is also survived by son, Craig Kiser and wife Pam of Sulphur Springs, daughter, Krista Dillon and husband Art of Sulphur Springs, brother, Brett Stoddard of Benson, AZ, sisters, Doris Dillon of Lordsburg, NM, Debbie Snook and husband Roy of Pueblo, CO, Marianne Stewart and husband Jimmy of Lordsburg, NM, grandchildren, Kaleb Daniels, Mat Reed, Jacquelyn Reed, great-granddaughter, Hailee Ramirez.

She was preceded in death by her parents, son, Michael Dwayne Kiser, and sister, Carla Brookshire.

In addition to flowers, crosses are also being accepted.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Opal Miller Watson

A graveside service for Opal Miller Watson, age 84, of Princeton will be conducted at Ridgeway Cemetery at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 18, 2013, with  Dr. Stan Fike officiating. 

Honorary pallbearers will be Brad Huddleston, Blake Huddleston, Coby Owen and Ricky Gillespie.  No formal visitation is scheduled.

           

Opal Miller Watson passed away Monday evening at Villa Asuncion Assisted Living in Princeton.  She was born in Ridgeway on April 21, 1929, the daughter of Charley James Miller and Nanny Lucille Booker Miller.  She was a retired assembler at Texas Instruments and she was of the Baptist faith.

           

Survivors include:  two daughters, Linda Edwards and husband Larry of Sulphur Springs and Theresa Owen and husband Don of Princeton; sister, Nell Parker of Van Alstyne; grandchildren, Brad Huddleston, Blake Huddleston, Nicole Gillespie and Coby Owen and ten great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by son, Gary Leon Watson.  Memorials may be made to Ridgeway Cemetery Association.

           

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Howard "Buster" Russell

Howard "Buster" Moody Russell  64 of Emory passed away on Friday, December 6, 2013 at his place of residence. 

He was born on June 16, 1949 in Dallas to Edison Thomas and Arlene Moody Howard Russell. 

Buster was a buyer in the retail grocery business. 

He is survived by two brothers: Edison Thomas Russell, III, from Dallas, and David Henry Russell from Emory. 

Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Bennie Clayton

Funeral services for Bennie Mack Clayton, 75, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Edward Walker Jr. officiating.

Interment will follow at St. Luke Cemetery with Weldon Wright, Edward Walker, Mickey W. Walker, Wayne Moore, Donta Clayton, and Jermaine Chisom serving as pallbearers.

There will be no formal visitation.

Bennie passed away on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at his residence. He was born on October 28, 1938 in Sulphur Springs to Henry and Hallie Mae (Wright) Clayton. He was a member of Prairie Hill CME Church and worked in the service department of Price Ford for many years. Bennie married Rudy Dale Wade and she preceded him in death.

He is survived by sisters, Edith N. Knighten of Sulphur Springs, Gloria Clayton of Sulphur Springs, Anita Walker of Longview, five nephews, two nieces, three aunts, and a host of cousins.

In addition to his wife, he was also preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Doyle Dee Shaw

Funeral services for Doyle Dee Shaw, 68, of Cumby, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 15, 2013 at Spence Chapel at First Baptist Church.

Interment will follow at Memory Land Cemetery in Greenville.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Saturday, December 14, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Shaw passed away on Thursday, December 12, 2013, at his residence.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Michele DeLuna

Memorial services for Michele Renee DeLuna, age 56, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 14, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

There will be no formal visitation. 

Michele passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at her residence. Michele was born on August 25, 1957 in Belvedere, CA the daughter of A. L. Osborn and Mona Mae Passno.  She married Alfredo Flores DeLuna on April 19, 1996 in South Texas.   He Survives.  Michele worked in the deli and was a sales assistant for Walmart.  She was of the Catholic faith. 

In addition to her husband she is survived by sons, Wayne Daniel Autrey, Rickey Minner both of Fontana, CA, Freddie DeLuna and Jose Flores DeLuna both of Gainsville, FL, daughters, Nicole Ramirez and husband Jose of Rowlett, TX and Sarah Urias and husband Carlos of Calamesa, CA, grandchildren, Victoria Autrey, Amber Ramirez, Darryl Minner, Maya DeLuna, Matia DeLuna, Kira DeLuna, Logan Autrey, Kierian Autrey, Wayne Autrey, Jr., Sara Urias, Shilo Urias, and Stacia Urias.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Oleta McDonald

Funeral services for Oleta Ruth Coppedge McDonald, age 91, of Chandler, are scheduled for 11:oo a.m., Saturday, December 14, 2013, at First United Methodist Church, in Chandler, with Rev. Jeff McDonald officiating.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00, Thursday, December 12, 2013 (note it is Thursday night), at Chandler Memorial Funeral Home in Chandler.

Interment and graveside services will be held at the Shooks Chapel Cemetery, at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, December 14, 2013.

Mrs. McDonald passed away on Tuesday evening, December 10,2013, in Tyler. She was born on January 10, 1922, in Sulphur Springs. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Chandler and a previous member of Shooks Chapel United Methodist Church. She loved to read, crochet, and play dominoes. She was also a member of the LLL Group and the Covenant Class.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Neal Franklin McDonald, her parents, James and Ruth Coppedge, and a brother Ivy Lee Coppedge.

Survivors include: her three children, Danny McDonald and wife Donna, Michael McDonald and wife Ismay, and Debbie Cade and husband Glenn; 11 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons as well as Steven Hammon and Mark Hammon. Honorary pallbearers will be the Covenant Class.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to God's Open Hands, 115 S. Broad Street, Chandler, TX 75758 and/or First United Methodist Church Chandler, 507 N. Broad St., Chandler, TX 75758.

Arrangements are with Chandler Memorial Funeral Home, in Chandler.

 

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Bill Bradford

A Celebration of Life Service for William E. (Bill) Bradford, 93, of Sulphur Springs, has been set for 3:30 pm, Thursday, December 12, 2013 at the First Baptist Church following a private burial service at Sulphur Springs City Cemetery.Mr. Bradford passed away Monday evening, December 9, 2013, at the Cottages of Carriage House Manor following a short illness. He was born November 5, 1920, in Marietta, Oklahoma, the son of William Earl and Avis Bradford.

 

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Patsy Flippin Bradford, one son, Mark Bradford & wife DeAnne of Bedford, two daughters, Kerry Gillan & husband Allan of Plano, and Kelly Grimes & husband Dwayne of Sulphur Springs. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Andy Bradford, Julianne Bradford & Kerry Lyn Grimes and two great-grandchildren, Conner & Tori.

Mr. Bradford was President and CEO of Hopkins County Broadcasting, Inc, operators of KSST radio and Cable Channel 18. His many honors included Hopkins County Citizen of the Year, TAB’s Radio Pioneer of the Year, and he was named to the Texas Broadcasters Hall of Fame. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be made to First Baptist Church Hope Chest, 116 Oak Avenue, Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Charles Robert Williams

Charles Robert Williams of Irving passed away December 8, 2013. He was born to Arlice and Murrell  Williams on January 10, 1942 in Hopkins County, Sulphur Springs, Texas. He graduated from Pickton High School in 1959. His career was in the freight industry. He was an employee of Yellow Freight in Dallas where he retired. He also was the owner of a commercial landscaping business in Irving.

Preceded in death by his parents and his sister Sandra Sue Powers; he is survived by his wife Nanette Williams and two children Tony and wife Alicia of Irving; Stephanie and husband Wylie Langford of Dallas; Three grandchildren, Jordan ,Jessica and Jadyn Williams of Irving; Two sisters Kay Williams of Dallas and Shirley Adams of Irving. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Irving.

He left this earth with much love and respect for his family and is finally with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Friday at the funeral home.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00PM Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home with interment to follow at Restlawn Cemetery in Sulphur Springs, Texas.

Arrangements are with Brown Funeral Home in Irving.

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Connie Channer

Funeral services for Connie Frances Channer, age 78, of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 12, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Sam Campbell officiating. 

Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 prior to service time at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Interment will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 13, 2013 at Breckenridge Cemetery in Breckenridge, TX, with Andy Channer officiating.   Honorary pallbearers will be Brad Kurth, Kevin Gibson, Scotty Reed and Aaron Wilkerson.  

Mrs. Channer passed away Monday, December 9, 2013 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.  Mrs. Channer was born on November 18, 1935 in Ft. Worth, TX, the daughter of Dan and Frances (McKey) LaRue.  

Mrs. Channer was preceded in death by her first husband, James O. Pate and second husband John Channer.   Mrs. Channer was a teacher’s aid for many years and was a faithful member of Wesley United Methodist Church. 

Mrs. Channer is survived by her son, Kent Pate and wife Stacy of Sulphur Springs, daughter, Christy Kurth and husbnd Brad of Rowlett, brother, Dick LaRue and wife Barbara of California, grandchildren, Cody Eptine and Sydney Kurth. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, son, Joel Pate, brother, Dan LaRue and sister, Sharie Cozart. 

Memorials may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, 614 Texas Street, Sulphur Springs, TX   75482. 

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Ray Miller

A funeral service for Ray D. Miller, age 82, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at Central Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 14, 2013, with Rev. Bruce Stinson, Dr. Juan Harrison and Randy Miller officiating. 

Interment will follow at Mahoney Cemetery with Butch McIllwain, Dusty McIllwain, Eugene McIllwain, Ray Petty, Craig Buck and Jimmy Beck serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Delvin Fitzgerald, Doyle Starrett, Dennis Jordan, J. R. Jones and James Loveless. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Friday, December 13, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

Ray D. Miller passed away at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital, Tuesday, December 10, 2013.  He was born on November 5, 1931, the son of John Gilbert Miller and Maudie “Morehead” Miller.  He married Wilma Sue McIllwain at Mahoney on  July 8, 1956; she survives.  He was a retired dairyman and  a lifelong member of Central Baptist Church where he served as a trustee and treasurer.  He also served on the North Hopkins Water Board and the Mahoney Cemetery Association Board. 

           

Other survivors include:  three daughters, Letha Denene Miller Bowen and husband Chris of Tyler, Angela Gayle Miller Hansen and husband Fred of Arvada,  Colorado and Amy Diane Miller Gregg and husband Brian of Chandler; grandchildren, Caleb Ray Miller, Claudia Lauren Bowen and Elias Gregg; great-grandchild, Brynlee Rae Miller and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Doyle Miller and Harold Miller; infant daughter, Karen Reneé Miller and infant great-granddaughter, Lila Grace Miller.

Memorials may be made to Mahoney Cemetery Association, 40 CR 2310, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482 and/or Central Baptist Church, 840 Connally St., Sulphur Springs, TX  75482.

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

 

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Debbie Griner Eppars

Funeral services for Debbie Griner Eppars, age 58, of Como, will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 15, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel in Sulphur Springs with Bro. Leo Wisniewski officiating. 

Interment will follow at Connor Cemetery in Dike, with Gerald Wilburn, Johnny Carter, Greg Hoelscher, Lyle Wright, Kevin Keen, Zack Bass, Stacy Malone and Mike Nixon serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers are her nephews, Bobby Joe Griner, Joshua Alkire, Jeremy Alkire, Jason Alkire and Jeffrey Couch. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, December 14, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Mrs. Eppars went to be with the Lord Monday, December 9, 2013 at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.  She was born September 30, 1955 in Dallas, TX, the daughter of Jobie and Patsy (Ray) Griner.   She married Felton Wayne Eppars, Jr. on May 27, 1984 in Sulphur Springs.  He survives. Mrs. Eppars was a graduate of Sulphur Springs High School, Class of 1974.  She worked for several years delivering auto parts for Price Ford and O’Reilly Auto Parts in Sulphur Springs before becoming a homemaker in 2006.  She was of the Baptist faith.  

Survivors include two daughters, Candace Williams and Bubba Ball of Cumby and Emily Williams Simpson and husband Charley of Greenville, two sisters, Eda Mae Davis of Idaho and Lynda Weems of Como, grandchildren, Dixie Cregg, Mason Brown, Alycen Cregg, Garland Cregg  and Coehn Simpson. 

She was preceded in death by her son, PFC Christopher Ryan Williams, father, Jobie Griner, brother, Joey Griner and nephew Joey Dixon. 

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org


Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Earl Sisk

Funeral services for Earl Sisk, of Emory, are pending with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Moody Russell

Funeral services for Moody Russell, of Emory, are pending with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Zettie Faye Sheffield

Funeral services for Zettie Faye Sheffield, age 85, of Como will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 14, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home with Brother Tom Frisbee officiating. 

Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 prior to service time. 

Mrs. Sheffield passed away Sunday, December 8, 2013 at Health South Hospital in Houston.  Mrs. Sheffield was born on August 20, 1928 in Pleasant Grove, TX, the daughter of Solomon and Calidonia (Holley) Turner.  She married James Maurice Sheffield on April 8, 1946 in Winnsboro, TX.  He preceded her in death.  Mrs. Sheffield was a homemaker and of the Christian faith. 

She is survived by one son, Barry J. Sheffield and wife Kathleen of Haltom City, TX, one daughter, Ginger Sheffield Dyring and husband Timothy of Spring, TX, grandchildren, Cary White and wife Rachel of Houston, TX, Haley Smith and husband Byron of Ft. Worth, TX, great-grandchildren, Marlee and Sevryn White and Westin, Shay and Major Smith. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, grandson, Shane Sheffield, 5 brothers and 3 sisters. 

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Lorenzo Bryant, Sr.

Funeral services for Lorenzo Bryant, Sr., age 88, of Como, TX will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Pilgrim’s Baptist Church in Lubbock, TX with Rev. Wilburn Tanner officiating. 

Interment will follow at Peaceful Garden in Lubbock with grandson’s serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Kevin Bryant, Harry Bryant, Anthony Bryant, Rodney Bryant, Lorenzo Bryant, Jr, and Ralph Bryant.  

There will be no formal visitation. 

Mr. Bryant passed away Saturday, December 7, 2013 at Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler, TX.  Mr. Bryant was born on October 20, 1925 in Itasca, TX.  He married Faye Dell on August 28, 1947 in Camp County.  She preceded him in death.   Mr. Bryant was a car salesman and served in the United States Army during WWII.  He was a member Independent Missionary Baptist Church.  

He is survived by 6 sons, Lorenzo Bryant, Jr., Anthony Bryant and wife Susan, Harry Bryant and wife Fay, Rodney Bryant and wife Yolanda, Bryan Kevin Bryant and Ralph Bryant and wife Doreen.  He is survived by 16 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and two great-great- grandchildren.  He and Mrs. Bryant raised three great-grandchildren, Erica Bryant, Lenequia Bryant, Tamira English Bryant and one grandson, Brandon Bryant. Nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends also survive. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, three brothers, five sisters.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Evorine Alford

  

A funeral service for Evorine Alford, age 85, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at First Baptist Church, Spence Chapel, at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 11, 2013, with Rev. Mark Bryant and  Rev. Fred Lewis officiating. 

Interment will follow at New Pickton Cemetery, with Jason Sloan, Harrison Hoffman, Scott Dixie, Steve Hoffman, Mike O’Dell and Jimmy O’Dell serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be The Joy Class of First Baptist Church. 

 No formal visitation is scheduled.

           

Evorine Alford passed away at Prestonwood Health & Rehab. in Plano, Sunday morning, December 8, 2013.  She was born in Pickton on September 27, 1928, the daughter of Jim O’Dell and Clara (Randolph) O’Dell.  She married James A. Alford in Pickton on May 31, 1947.  He preceded her in death.  She was a retired administrative assistant for Wright Titus Insurance and a member of First Baptist Church. 

           

Survivors include:  daughter, Nancy Alford Poole-Dixey and husband Scott of The Colony; grandchildren, Holly Hoffman and husband, Steve and Jason Sloan; former granddaughter-in-law, Nancy Sloan;  great-grandchildren, Harley Hoffman, Harrison Hoffman and Presley Sloan. 

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Robert O’Dell and J. L. “Boy” O’Dell.        

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Richard M. Butler

Richard Michael Butler, age 62, of Point, died unexpectedly Sunday evening, Dec. 8, 2013, at Hunt Regional Hospital in Greenville. He was born Feb. 14, 1951, in Greenville, to Richard Davis and Martha Inez Jobe Butler. He was an apprentess electrician, and worked as maintenance contractor for 7 Eleven stores. He, also, attended First Baptist Church of Point.

Survivors include: Sons:  Richard Michael Butler, Jr. (Janice) of Terrell and Derrick Butler of Heath Mother:  Martha Jobe Butler of Emory Sister: Charlene Madsen of Monticello, IN Brother:  Jimmy Butler of Terrell Grandchildren:  Michael Butler, Haley, Kendall, Macey, and Tanner Butler.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Cremation arranagements are under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home

 

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Earl Wayne Brown

Funeral services for Earl Wayne Brown, age 74, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Bruce Stinson officiating.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., prior to service time.

Military Graveside honors by the Hopkins County Military Coalition will follow at Sulphur Bluff Cemetery with Russ Brown, Gregg Brown, Kevin Brown, Kelly Brown, Johnny Brewer, and Justin Brown serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Chance and Gene Tanton.

Mr. Brown passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at his residence. He was born on July 16, 1939 in Dallas, TX to Raymond Lewis and Francis Elizabeth (Minor) Brown. He married Doris Patterson on March 27, 1979 in Dallas, TX. She survives. During school he played football and was on the boxing team, where he received the Golden Glove Award. He later had a passion for Golf. He worked as a truck driver for Santa Fe over 19 years. He was a member of the Baptist Faith, a member of the Masonic Lodge, and also served in the Coast Guard for 8 years.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by sons, Russ Brown of Dallas, Gregg Brown of Forney, Kevin Brown and wife Alicia of Garland, Kelly Brown of Austin, daughters, Amy Brewer and husband Johnny of Canton, Amy Anderson of Choctaw, OK, Shennel Miner of Sulphur Springs, 13 grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Gerald Crawford, and brothers, Delbert Brown, and Ray Brown.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Venera Ann Dodd

 A funeral service for Venera Ann Dodd, age 75 , of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Mark Bryant and Rev. C. R. Chapman officiating. 

Interment will follow at Mt. Sterling Cemetery, with Brandon Hopper, Eugene Clark, David Reynolds, Sr., Paul Tacker, Bruce Stinson, Trevor Tacker, Randy Hopper, Miles Varner and Clint Buckley.  Honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, December 9, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

Venera Ann Dodd passed away Friday morning, December 6, 2013 at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.  She was born in Hopkins County on June 29, 1938, the daughter of Earl Posey Hopper and Edith M. (Reynolds) Hopper.  She married James M. “Jimmie” Dodd in Dallas on April 4, 1958; he survives.  She was a homemaker, a bookkeeper and a member of First Baptist Church.

           

Other survivors include:  sons, David Dodd and wife DeeAnn, Mike Dodd; chosen sons, Lupe Sandoval, all of Sulphur Springs and Bobby Sandoval of Mt. Pleasant; chosen daughter, Hope Quinn of Freeport; stepfather, Claude Chapman of Sulphur Springs; brothers, Kenneth Hopper and wife Linda of Como and C. R. Chapman and wife Debbie of Ben Wheeler; sister, Ann Ratliff and husband John of Midlothian; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by sister, Rebecca M. Hopper.

           

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

 

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William "Bill" Chamness

Funeral services for William "Bill" Chamness, age 87, of Yantis, will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 10, 2013, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Shannon Hassell, Travis Aven, and William McDaniel officiating.

Interment will follow services in the Arbala Cemetery with Dwight Germer, Freddie Chamness, Allen Lynn Chamness, Josh Chamness, Chaisen Chamness, and Gary Aven serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be William McDaniel and Travis Aven.

Mr. Chamness passed away on Sunday morning, December 8, 2013, at Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab. He was born on February 4, 1926, in the Arbala Community of Hopkins County, the son of William Fletcher and Willie Alma Nichols Chamness. He married Lottie Marie Owens on August 2, 1945, in Marietta, OK. She preceded him in death on November 30, 2o13. After graduation, Mr. Chamness moved to the Dallas area and worked at the post office and also learned the building trade. He moved back to Hopkins County in 1950. He farmed, raised cattle, and hauled milk. He bought land along Hwy-154 in Yantis, across from where he used to live and built his home in 1958, that he lived all of these years. Bill built homes and was the also in the dairy business, as well as owning a trucking business.

He is survived by his children, Carolyn Kay Burgert and husband Ronald of Dallas, Billy Mack Chamness and wife Sharon of Sulphur Springs, and Vickie Germer and husband Dwight of Grand Prairie; grandchildren, Robby Chamness, Kiesha Wilkinson, Chaisen Chamness, Tosha Michelle Bontrager and Zoe Germer; great-grandchildren, Olivia Chamness, Nicholas Chamness, Michael Chamness, Madeline Chamness, Isabella Chamness, and Kade Bontrager.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Allen Ray Chamness, and sisters, Pauline Aven and Ruby Lorene.

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

Arrangments are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Garry Darrow

A military graveside service under the direction of the Hopkins County Military Coalition will be conducted at Miller Grove Cemetery at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 4, 2013 with Edggie Clements officiating. 

No formal visitation is scheduled.

           

Gary Reeves Darrow, a/k/a “Grumpy”, was born March 21, 1941 in Miller Grove, TX to Boyd and Eula Mae Grayson Darrow.  He went home to our Lord December 1, 2013 from Carriage House Manor.  He was of the Methodist faith.

           

His family moved to Dallas when he was young and Gary returned to Miller Grove Community in 1990 to take care of his ailing parents.

           

He served in the U. S. Navy from 1958 - 1962 where he began his welding career and was honorably discharged.  He married Eileen Duke November 16, 1963 in Durant Oklahoma.  

           

He is preceded in death by his parents and one grandson, Sean Alan Hood in 2007.  

He is survived by his caretaker and ex-wife, Eileen Darrow;  two children, Shannon Darrow Clements and her husband Edggie of Brashear, TX and Gary “Keith” Darrow and his wife Kimberly of Forney, TX; one sister, Margaret Darrow Cain and husband Ernest of Emory, TX; four grandchildren, Brandy Hood Anderson of Mesquite, TX, Brandon Keith Darrow and Gary Ryan Darrow of Forney, TX and Ashley Ann Clements of Sulphur Springs, TX; three great-grandchildren, Kason Anderson, Bella Anderson and Mason Clements; two nephews, Michael Cain of Plano, TX and Jamey Cain of Colorado and several great-nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Robert Price

  

A funeral service for  Robert Veldon “R.V.” Price, age 90 of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Kyle Ray and Rev. Steve Calavan officiating. 

Interment will follow at Gafford Chapel Cemetery with Todd Williams, Jr., Taylor Cross, Kyle Nichols, Antwone Young, Lonny Taylor and Jason Moore serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren and Louis Lufkin. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home. 

          

Robert Veldon “R.V.” Price passed away Monday morning, December 2, 2013 at his residence.  He was born in the Bonanza Community April 12, 1923, the son of Robert Price and Frankie (Mabe) Price.  He married Margie Collins.  She preceded him in death in 2001.  He was a retired A.M.P.I. truck driver and he was of the Methodist faith.  He served in the United States Army during World War II.  He fought in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany.  He was awarded several battle stars.  He also was stationed in Iceland, Scotland and Ireland.

           

Survivors include:  two daughters, Mary Robinson and Opal Price; two sisters, Etta Mae and Virginia, all of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Mark Robinson and Jennie, Jarrod Friddle and Carrie and Joel Friddle and Karmon; great-grandchildren, Mason and Jackson Friddle, Braden and Allison Katchinska, Blake and Tiffany Robinson and Shea Robinson. 

He was preceded in death by sisters, Opal Lynch and Betty.  

 

 

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Imogene Glenn

Funeral services for Imogene Glenn, of Yantis, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at Yantis Baptist Church with Reverend Jeremy Durig and Tony Gilbreath officating.



Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at Lowe's Funeral Home in Quitman.

Burial will follow in the Yantis City Cemetery.


Mrs. Glenn passed away on Sunday afternoon, December 1, 2013, in Winnsboro. She was born July 26, 1924 in Rock Hill (Wood County) to Hudie and Hattie McAnally Morgan.

She was a teacher and taught in Yantis ISD for 53 years. Imogene lived in Wood County all of her life and was a member of the First Baptist Church, Yantis. She retired in 2000 after teaching a total of 58 years, she also volunteered at the Imogene Glenn Elementery School in Yantis since retirement. She taught Sunday School in Yantis over 50 years.

She is preceded in death by her parents, 3 Brothers and 1 Sister, and her husband, Arnold Glenn in 2005. She and Arnold were married August 27, 1947.

She is survived by 2 Sons: Brent Glenn and his wife Diane, Yantis, Tx. and Layne Glenn, Ft. Worth, Tx.; 2 grandchildren, Ryan and wife Catie Glenn and Colton Glenn and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, family request donations be made to the First Baptist Church Yantis or to the Yantis City Cemetery.



Arrangements are with Lowe's Funeral Home.

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Marie Chamness

Funeral services fo rLottie Marie Chamness, age 88, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Shannon Hassell and Travis Aven officiating. 

Interment will follow at Arbala Cemetery with Dwight Germer, Freddie Chamness, Allen Lynn Chamness, Josh Chamness, Chaisen Chamness and Gary Aven serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Warren Attaway, William McDaniel and Travis Aven. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, December 2, 2013, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Chamness passed away on Saturday morning, November 30, 2013, at Sulphur Springs Health & Rehab Center. She was born on January 1, 1925 in Arkansas the daughter of Charlie W. and Turie J. (Norton) Owens.  She married Bill Chamness on August 2, 1945 in Marietta, OK.  He survives.   Mrs. Chamness was a homemaker and a member of Yantis Baptist Church where she was the Recording secretary for 17 years. 

In addition to her husband she is survived by her children, Carolyn Kay Burgert and husband Ronald of Dallas, Billy Mack Chamness and wife Sharon of Sulphur Springs and Vicki Germer and husband Dwight of Grand Prairie, sisters, Mildred Lawson and Ruby Bain both of Sulphur Springs, grandchildren, Robby Chamness, Keisha Wilkinson, Chaisen Chamness, Tosha Michelle Bontrager and Zoe Germer, great-grandchildren, Olivia Chamness, Nicholas Chamness, Michael Chamness, Madeline Chamness, Isabella Chamness and Cade Bontrager. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Faye Bills and brother, David Owens. 

Memorials may be made to Encompass Home Health at 3000 South 31st Street, Suite 110, Temple, TX 76502 or Vitas Hospice at www.vitascommunityconnection.org. 

Arrangments are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Virginia Calhoun

Funeral services for Virginia LaRue Calhoun, age 81, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. 

Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Mrs. Calhoun passed away Friday, November 29, 2013 at Carriage House Manor.  Mrs. Calhoun was born on January 5, 1932 in the Mahoney Community to James Charles and Ella (Anderson) Porter.  She married Ray Calhoun on June 6, 1953 in Dallas, TX.  He survives.  Mrs. Calhoun worked for SSISD in the cafeteria for 10 years and was a homemaker. She was a faithful member of Central Baptist Church. 

In addition to her husband she is survived by sons, James Calhoun of Dike, Kenneth Calhoun and wife Charlotte of Mountainburg, AR, daughters, Janet Stevenson and husband David of Port Angeles, WA, Nita Rhoades and husband John of Sulphur Springs and Chris Talmage and husband Tim of Sulphur Springs, grandchildren, Leslie Littlefield, Eli Calhoun, Trent Daniel, Bo Bratton, Billy Bratton, Nikki Pettit, Jeni Lester, Kaila Point, Natasha Watson, Tyler Rhoades, Brennan Rhoades, Garrett Rhoades, Blake Talmage and Caleb Talmage, 18 great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Arnold Porter, Albert Porter, Odis Porter and Travis Porter. 

Memorials may be made to Legacy Hospice at The Hope Foundation, 120 E. South Town Drive Suite 200, Tyler, TX 75703.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Dr. Maurice Starkey

Claude Maurice Starkey, 84, died Wednesday, November 27, 2013 after a brief illness. He was born January 7, 1929 in New Baden, TX, the son of Claude Éclair Starkey, a railroad man with the Missouri Pacific Railroad, and Geraldine McCrary Starkey.  As a young child he lived in San Antonio, and the family later moved to Franklin, Texas. As a teenager he lied (unsuccessfully) about his age in an attempt to enter military service during the later months of the Second World War. He eventually entered the US Army in 1946, where he proudly served as a soldier and a dental laboratory technician. He later studied at Baylor University in Waco in the pre-dental program where he met his first wife, Betty Lulu Bobo  of Midland, Texas. Maurice completed Dental School at Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, and in 1956 he and Betty moved to Sulphur Springs where they raised four children. Maurice  later married Carolyn Pounds of Yantis, Texas. Maurice and Carolyn lived for many happy years on their farm in Yantis, where they recently celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary.

            Maurice was a lifelong resident of Texas.  He practiced dentistry at 626 Church Street in Sulphur  Springs for almost 40 years.  He had great concern and compassion for his many loyal patients and would happily come to the office in the middle of the night to care for a patient with a bad toothache.  He would always care for patients regardless of their ability to pay.  He had a lifelong interest in history and genealogy and had a great appetite for reading historical novels.  Even more, he had a great love for nature.  He found beauty in something as simple as an odd shaped stone or the crooked branch of a tree.  He enjoyed the art of woodcarving, and he had a great collection of hand carved walking canes.  In his later years Maurice redeveloped his spirituality and love of God and established an extensive church family with the Lake Fork Baptist Church. 

            Maurice left his grieving family in the care of his loving wife, Carolyn of Yantis.  His daughter, Melinda Odom and husband Randy of Rockwall and three sons, Dr. Tom Starkey of Fort Polk, Louisiana, John Starkey and wife Brenda of Wichita, Kansas and Matthew Starkey of Smyrna, Tennessee will forever miss their father.  Maurice lost his brother Jerry and sister Fanney Melchior many decades ago.  He is also survived by his younger brothers Don of Corpus Christi and Johnny of Franklin.  He left this world to five loving grandchildren, Chris McGrew, Aaron McGrew, Elissa Starkey Graves, Sean Starkey and Nicole Ortiz and three great-grandchildren.  Maurice lived a long, gratifying and mostly happy life and will be missed by all who knew him and loved him.

            Visitation will be held at the Tapp Funeral Home on Friday evening from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

           Services will be held at the Lake Fork Baptist Church, 9483 W FM 515, Alba, TX at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, with interment immediately following at the Seymore Cemetery on Hwy 154.

           Arrangements are under the direction of  Tapp Funeral Home.

 

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Dorothy White

 

Funeral services for Dorothy Nell White, 66, of Sulphur Springs will be 11:00 am, Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at Mitchell Chapel Church of God in Christ with Supt. Nelson Gatlin officiating.

Interment will follow in the St. Luke Cemetery with Roderick Godbolt, Broderick Godbolt, Brian Kelly, Keith Clayton, Jeromy Donahue and O.J. Hill serving as pallbearers. Grandsons serving as honorary pallbearers.

There will be no formal visitation.

Dorothy Nell Godbolt White passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.  She was born on January 6, 1947 in Sulphur Springs, TX the daughter of Wister and Marie Bowser Godbolt Sr. She married Harold Wright, then later married Thomas J White. He preceded her in death. She was a member of the Mitchell Chapel Church of God in Christ.

  

Survivors included: three children, Kerry Wright and wife, Tammy, Johnny Wright and wife, Shaletha, and Andrea Denise King and husband, Eric; five sisters, Clydie Mae Boyd, Mae Dell Greenwood, Jacqueline Jackson, Dollie Kelly, and Patrica Morgan; three brothers, Wister Godbolt Jr., Ricky Godbolt and David Godbolt; sixteen grandchildren, Jeromy Donahue, Shawana Wooten, Andrew Wooten, Brandy Smith, Dadrian Smith, DeAnfre’ Wright, Kerie Wright, Ebony Wright, Kadarian Wright, Christopher Johnson, Samira Younger, Jonathan Wright, Jayla Wright, Devin King, Arbrie King, and Alexander King; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Odell, Jewerl, Dewerl Godbolt, three sisters, Doris and Carla Godbolt, and Elizabeth Ann Clayton; and one granddaughter, Mallory Carey.


Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

 

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Cullen Lacey

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Funeral services for Rev. Cullen P. Lacey, age 87, of Cumby, will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kurt Stratton officiating and Rev. Don Laughton assisting. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 Monday, December 2, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Military graveside honors by the Hopkins County Military Coalition will follow at Miller Grove Cemetery with sons and grandsons serving as pallbearers. 

Rev. Lacey passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at Carriage House Manor.  Rev. Lacey was born on August 6, 1926 in Hemphill, TX, the son of John David and Murtie (Waller) Lacey.  He married Lorraine Marrian Nugent in Zavalla, TX.  Rev. Lacey retired from Southwestern Bell after 37 years and went on to be an ordained minister in 1966, where he pastored several churches in East Texas. 

In addition to his wife he is survived by sons, Gary Lacey of Gainesville, GA, Tom Lacey and wife Nancy of McKinney, Daniel Lacey and wife Sabrina of Garland, Charles Lacey of McKinney, daughter, Caroline Stratton and husband Rev. Kurt Stratton of Frisco, sister Mary Helen Brown of Ft. Worth, TX, 11 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Odis Lacey, Odel Lacey, Eugene Lacey, sisters, Lucille Beard and Ola Samsky. 

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Thomas Orval Childers

Graveside service for Thomas Orval Childers, of Emory, will be conducted at 2:00 pm, on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at Clifton Cemetery. Bro. Wayne Wolfe will officiate.

Mr. Childers died at his residence on Tuesday evening. He was born, in Emory, Jan. 4, 1929, to Thomas Adrian and Fleda Williams Childers. He was a long haul truck driver all of his working career, and a proud member of the Teamsters Union, Local 745. He served his country, during the Korean Conflict, as a soldier in the U.S. Army, and was stationed in Germany for some time. Also, Mr. Childers was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include: Daughters:  Pamela Jacks, and Penny Tolleson, both of Emory Grandchildren:  Brandi Jacks, Garrett Jacks, Tonya McAree, Trevor Roberts, and Tanner Tolleson Great-grandchildren:  Colby McAree, and Kaylee McAree

He was preceded in death by his parents, and 1 sister, Mauretta Rollins in 1999

Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  

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Billy Tom George

Funeral services for Billy Tom George, age 75, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. George passed away on Thursday evening, November 21, 2013, at his residence.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Jerry D. Moss

Funeral services for Jerry D. Moss, age 72, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Moss passed away on Thursday morning, November 21, 2013, at his residence.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Gabriel Shoaff

Funeral services for Gabriel Vincent Shoaff, infant son of Marc Shoaff and Emily Nickerson, will be conducted at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, November 24, 2013 at Cross Country Cowboy Church with Rev. Steven Leach officiating.

Interment will follow at Mt. Sterling Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, November 23, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Gabriel passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2013. 

He is survived by his parents, maternal grandparents, Joe and Irene Nickerson of Sulphur Springs, paternal grandparents, Steve Shoaff of Sulphur Springs and Kristi Miller of Lewisville, great-grandparents, Bennie and Linda Bryant , Alisha Nickerson , Charles and Mary Miller, and Marene Shoaff. 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Lewis D. Woodard

  

A funeral service for Lewis Woodard, age 85, of Miller Grove  will be conducted at  County Line Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 24, 2013, with Rev. Danny Calk officiating. 

Interment will follow at Clifton Cemetery, with Chad Neal, Brad Neal, Mac Garrett, Mark Garrett, Brett Garrett, Mark Sims, Brady Neal and Trenton Neal serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth Sims, Billy Lynn, Octave Woods and Junior Dickens. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, November 23, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home. 

           

Lewis Woodard passed away Thursday morning, November 21, 2013 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.  He was born in Divide, December 10, 1927, the son of B. W. Woodard and Edna (Morris) Woodard.  He married Bobbie Ruth Garrett in Sulphur Springs on July 27, 1946; she survives.  He was a dairy farmer and truck driver.  He was a member of County Line Baptist Church. 

           

Other survivors include:  daughter, Holly Neal and husband Cliff of Saltillo; son, Michael Woodard of Miller Grove; two grandsons, Chad Neal and wife Dena of Saltillo and Brad Neal and wife D’Laire of Scroggins; great-grandchildren, Chanda Neal, Cheyenne Neal, Daccy Neal, Jocee Neal, Brady Neal and Trenton Neal; brother-in-law, Mac Garrett and wife Sandra of Miller Grove; sister-in-law, Sue Sims and husband, Kenneth of Corsicana; nieces, Robin Middleton and Tammy Burrows and nephews, Mark Garrett, Brett Garrett and Mark Sims.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

           

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Marilyn Evans

Funeral services for Marilyn Joyce “Micey” Evans, 61, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 23, 2013 at Morning Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

Interment will follow at East Caney Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, November 22, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Marilyn passed away on November 16, 2013 in Sulphur Springs.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Opal Brinlee

 

 

Opal Lee Brinlee, age 86, passed on to be with her Heavenly Father and Lord Jesus Christ on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at her Wesley Oaks residence in Sulphur Springs, Texas. She was born on November 14, 1927 to Vernon and Lela Mae Alexander in Lamesa, Texas.

 

Opal graduated from Lamesa High School in 1945. She attended Jacksonville Baptist College where she married the late Hoyt Brinlee who was a bi-vocational Southern Baptist Pastor. Opal was a housewife for many years. They pastored in Weatherford, OK and Flower Grove, TX. Afterwards, they moved to east Texas where they served churches in Bogata, Saltillo, and Newsome. The couple had three children. Opal’s oldest two children Darrell Brinlee and Lynda Brinlee Davidson were graduates of Mt. Vernon High School.

 

Opal moved to Sulphur Springs, Texas in 1968 with her youngest child Sherry Brinlee (Garrard) Chester who was a graduate of Sulphur Springs High School. Opal went to work in the Hopkins County District Clerks Office. Later, she was a secretary at First Baptist Church. Then, returned to work at the Courthouse where she retired from the County Clerk’s Office. Opal also worked in the meat market on Saturdays at Piggly Wiggly. Her strong work ethic and perseverance were evident as she quietly lived out her faith in practical ways. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church and a member of Love Sunday School Class.

 

People often commented on Opal’s sincere and contagious smile, her gentle, sweet spirit along with her strength and diligence to walk most everywhere she went well into her mid 80’s. Many a community member would offer her a ride. They were the ones blessed if she accepted the offer. On days when she said, “No, thank you,” Opal was grateful for such a kind and caring town that befriended her whole-heartedly.

 

Opal was a loving mother, doting grandmother and great grandmother. Survivors include three children: a son Darrell Brinlee and wife LaHoma of Ponder, TX; daughter Lynda Brinlee (Williams) Davidson and husband Paul of Mt. Pleasant TX and daughter Sherry Brinlee (Garrard) Chester and husband Maxie of Sulphur Springs, TX.

 

Opal’s living legacy includes six grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren: granddaughter Tanya Williams (Gallagher) Holden and husband Lewis of Coppell, TX, and daughter Katie Gallagher of Nashville, Tennessee; grandson Keith Williams, wife Carrie and daughters Kaylee, Lily, and Trinity of Allen, TX.

 

Other granddaughters and great grandchildren include: Jennifer Nicole (Garrard) Wenneker, husband Jeremy and their four children Aliyah, Zadok, Benaiah, and Obed of Centerville, Tennessee; Sheryl (Garrard) Huddleston, husband Jonathan and children Jochebed and Josiah of Greenville, TX; granddaughter Allison (Garrard) Thompson, husband Travis and daughter Hannah of Saltillo, TX; and granddaughter Kimberly Anne Garrard of Centerville, Tennessee.

 

Other survivors include a younger sister, Lillian Tidwell and her late husband Paul of Huntsville, Texas along with a brother, Conrad Alexander and wife Joyce of Austin, Texas.

 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Howard Petty and Dr. Joel Tiemeyer officiating. Interment will follow at Sulphur Springs City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., prior to service time.

 

Pallbearers include: Mike Briley, Lewis Holden, Jeremy Wenneker, Jonathan Huddleston, Travis Thompson, and Justin Parmer. Honorary pallbearers include: Tommy Allison, Bill Glover, Jim Haney, Tim Kelty, William McDowell, David Moore, Joel Sheffield, and Joe Pogue.

 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Marguerite Potts

A funeral service for Marguerite Potts, age 85, of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 16, 2013, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. 

Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Quinton Suttle, Don High, Huck McCormick, Paul Lane, Michael Bumgardner, Matthew DeSmet and Kerry Potts serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service (10:00 a.m.), Saturday, November 16, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

Marguerite Potts passed away at Carriage house Manor Thursday afternoon, November 14, 2013.  She was born in Rains County,  September 21, 1928, the daughter of William Theodore Powell and Susie Viola (Barrett) Powell.  She married Lawrence Potts in Rains County,  September 19, 1946.  He preceded her in death in 2000.   She was a homemaker and she was of the Baptist faith. 

           

Survivors include: son, Jerry Potts and wife Linda of Sulphur Springs; three sisters, Oleta Gowin of Sulphur Springs, Betty Bumgardner of Iowa Park and Carolyn High of Belton; grandchildren, Kerry Potts and Kristin, Kathy DeSmet and Matt; great-grandchildren, Kennedy and Kate Potts and Addison and Cooper DeSmet.  She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Colleen Senter, Doris Smith and Patty Lane.   Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.        

           

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

 

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Estelle Watson

A graveside service for Estelle Watson, age 83, of Winnsboro, formerly of Hopkins County, will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Friday, November 15, 2013 at Pine Hill Cemetery. 

No formal visitation is scheduled.

           

Estelle Watson passed away Tuesday morning, November 12, 2013 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.  She was born in Hopkins County on June 20, 1930, the daughter of Albert Baxter Adams and Pearl (Boss) Adams.  She married Eulas Watson.  He preceded her in death in 1989.  She was a homemaker and a member of  Pine Hill Cumberand Presbyterian Church.

           

Survivors include:  two daughters, Kathy Jumper of Winnsboro and Nelta Watson and husband William Carter of Denton; two sons, Clifford Watson and Eulas Watson, both of Winnsboro; grandchildren, Davis Ray Jumper, Adam Watson Jumper, Seth Patton Jumper, Misty Crookham, Robert Watson, Wendy Thomas and Tammy Cox and 14 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by seven brothers and five sisters.

                       

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Oma Lou Talley

           

A funeral service for Oma Lou Talley, age 99, of Mineola,  formerly of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 16, 2013,  at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel, with Brother Tommy Hall and Brother Andy Comer officiating.  

Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park, with Jerry Tinney, Mitchell Tinney, Gerald Heard and Gene Clark serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, November 15, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

Oma Lou Talley passed away Monday evening, November 11, 2013 at Wood Memorial Nursing Home in Mineola.  She was born in Reilly Springs on March 30, 1914, the daughter of Claude Stunkard and Fannie (Mitchell) Stunkard.  She married L. H. “Shorty” Talley in Hopkins County on October 1, 1932.  He preceded her in death in 1985.  She was a homemaker and a member of Davis Street Baptist Church.

           

Survivors include: daughter, Linda Scarborough of Alba; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.  She was also preceded in death by her parents and one infant brother.  Memorials may be made to Children’s Miracle Network.    

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Tyler Pence

 

Funeral services for Tyler Glenn Pence, age 15, of Cooper will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, November 14, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Howard Strickland officiating. 

Interment will follow at Miller Grove Cemetery with James Scott, Dell Storey, Clint Perkins and Chris Baldwin serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Jacob White and Skylar Prock. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Tyler passed away Friday, November 8, 2013 at Children’s Hospital in Dallas.  Tyler was born on June 20, 1998 in Dallas, TX, the son of Sean Phillip and Brandy Carol (Miller) Pence.  He was a member of Miller Grove United Methodist Church where he was baptized on August 23, 2009. 

Tyler is survived by his parents, sister, Katelyn Pence, maternal grandparents, Glenn and Laura Miller of Cumby, paternal grandparents, Mark and Debbie Pence of Cumby, aunts, Jennifer Newell of Tira, Shannon Pence Brown and Sarah Pence Albritton both of Sulphur Springs, great-grandfather, Phillip Pence of Carrollton, numerous cousins and friends. 

He was preceded in death by great-grandparents, James and Helen Perkins, Shannon Pence, Marshall and Loretta E. Miller.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Billie Sue Crowson

Funeral Services for Billie Sue Crowson, age 83 of Sulphur Springs will be 11:00 AM, Monday, November 11, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Bro. Charles Rawlinson, and Bro. John Odom officiating.

Interment will follow in the North Hopkins Cemetery with Rodney Harred, Darron Harred, Derek Harred, Tony Hurley, Brandon Crowson, and Rowdy Crowson serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be one hour before the service (10:00 am)  on Monday, November 11, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.    

Billie Sue Crowson passed away Friday, November 8, 2013 at Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab.  She was born in Sulphur Spring, TX on March 27, 1930 the daughter of Robert and Pauline Chapman Harred.  She married  Herschel Crowson in Hopkins County on November 22, 1947. He preceded her in death in 1990. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.   

Survivors include: two sons, Gary Crowson and wife, Reba, and Kenny Crowson and wife, Ruth Ann, all of Dike; Grandchildren, Rowdy Crowson, Brandon Crowson, Angie Burnett, Heath Parkey, Kacie Crowson, and Amanda Crowson; great grandchildren, Kaci Mayes, Hunter Crowson, Hannah Crowson, Bailee Burnett, Dalton Crowson and Harlon Hogan.  

She was preceded in death by parents, husband and brother, Harlon Harred.  

Memorials may be made to the North Hopkins Cemetery Asscoation.              

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

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Dewey Humphrey

A Funeral Service for Dewey Lee Humphrey, age 87, of Sulphur Springs will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 11, 2013 at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Pickton with Brother Patrick Gernenz officiating.

A Military graveside service under the direction of the Hopkins County Military Coalition will follow at New Pickton Cemetery with Paul Poarch, Brian Petraitis, Shawn Boyd, Eric Daily, and Darrell Marks serving as Pallbearers. Phillip Poarch will serve as an Honorary Pallbearer.

A visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Dewey Lee Humphrey passed away Friday, November 8, 2013 at his residence. He was born on December 13, 1925 in Pickton to Lucian F. and Exie (Bain) Humphrey. He married Allene Cook in Dallas on March 11, 1948; she survives. Mr. Humphrey was a Gunner in World War II. He spent 35 years at Continental Electronics where he was a Machine Shop Foreman. He was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church where he was the Sunday School Director.

Other survivors include: daughters, Patricia Lynn Poarch and husband J.D. of Sulphur Springs, Danita Kay Petraitis and husband Ed of Murfreesboro, TN, and Donna Lee Kile and husband Michael of Dallas; grandchildren, Phillip Poarch, Paul  Poarch, Grace Kile, Brian Petraitis, Danielle Petraitis, and Hannah Kile; and one great-grandchild, Grace Marks.

He was preceded in death by brothers, J.D. Humphrey and Royal T. Humphrey, sister, Opal M. Blocker, and Infant daughter, Karen Roxanne Humphrey.

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

 

 

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Wanda Jean Stearns

Funeral services for Wanda Jean “Jeannie” Stearns, 79, of Dike, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 10, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will follow at Conner Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., prior to service time.

Jeannie passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at her residence.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Exie Riley

Funeral service for Exie Riley, age 58, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Ms. Riley passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, at Sulphur Springs Health & Rehab.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Jimmy Robbins

  

A memorial service for Jimmy Ray Robbins, age 78, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel, at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Novembr 9, 2013, with Jimmy Don Goldsmith officiating. 

No formal visitation is scheduled.

           

Jimmy Ray Robbins passed away Tuesday morning, November 5, 2013 at Sulphur Springs Health & Rehab.  He was born in Bristow, Oklahoma on December 24, 1934, the son of Floyd Clifton Robbins and Mary Elizabeth (Clark) Robbins.  He married Daralene Underwood in Sulphur Springs on September 11, 1954; she survives.  He was retired from Robbins Upholstery and he was of the Church of Christ faith.

           

Other survivors include:  son, Mike Robbins and wife Julia of Yantis; two daughters, Karen Hooks and Mitzi Hughes and husband J.R., sister, Dorothy Eaton; grandchildren, Brena Robbins and Shawn Long, Clif Robbins and Brandi, Kendall Robbins, Tim Hooks, Tony Hooks and Kim, Josh and Melissa Peugh, Marisha Moreland and  Jonathan,  and great-grandchildren, Haylee Hooks, Zach Long, Mycaylah Hooks, Hayden Hooks, Payton Hooks, Brayden Moreland and Stella Moreland. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Louise Douglas and baby brother, Lee Leverne Robbins.

           

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Steve Penland

A funeral service for Steve Penland, age 80, of Dike,  will be conducted at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, November 7, 2013, with Shane Carrington and Malcom King officiating. 

A military graveside service, under the direction of the Hopkins County Military Coalition, will follow at Conner Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers will be Kevin Keen, Ken Penland, Dan Penland, Randy Newman, Kenny Penland and Michael Hale.  His brothers-in-law will serve as honorary pallbearers.

           

Steve Penland passed away at his residence, Monday evening, November 4, 2013.  He was born in Altus, Oklahoma January 18, 1933, the son of Ira Leslie Penland and Mary Clayborn (Truett) Penland.  He married Betty Jo Norman March 1, 1976 in Dallas; she survives.  He was a metal plater and  plant manager of Dallas Plating Company for many years before opening Flora Plating Company which he owned and operated for 13 years.  He was also a cattle rancher.  He was of the Church of Christ faith  and a lifetime member of V.F.W. Post 8560.  He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.

           

Other survivors include:  three sons, Kenneth David Penland of Omaha, Nebraska, Daniel  Steve Penland and wife Christina of Little Elm and Kevin Ray Keen and wife April of Dike; daughter, Mary Dale Newman and husband Ed of La Vista, Nebraska, two sisters, Elsie Cross and husband Richard of Garland and Irene Dykema and husband John of Belton; nine grandchildren, Randy Newman, Jimmy Newman, David Newman, Terry Wiebers, Kenny Penland, Andrew Penland, Michael Hale, Ashley Keen and Justin Keen and ten great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Buck Penland and Boyd Penland and sister, Dorothy Bybee.

           

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Louise Crump

A funeral service for Louise Crump will be conducted in the Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel, at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 8, 2013. 

Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park, with Cary Sanders, William Crump, Justin Crump, Ryan Stracener, Dereick Hetich and Brandon Roberts serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, November 7, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

Lois Louise Crump, age 83, passed away at 7:25 p.m., November 4, 2013 in Emory, Texas. She was born on Thursday, January 9, 1930 in Wood County to the late Dewitt W. and Mary Marinda Davis Massey. She married O.W. Crump on September 25, 1946. He preceded her in death in 1993.

           

Survivors include: four daughters, Alma Sanders and husband Carl of Emory, Diane Rice and husband Larry of Fairfield, Audrey Stracener and husband Ricky of Miller Grove, Lisa Gatson and husband Vince of Grandview, Becky Roberts and Ted Wilson of Quitman; two sons, Willie Crump and Wife Pam of Quitman, Grady Crump of Golden, 15 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, sister Betty Burnett of Yantis, and several nieces and nephews. 

           

She was preceded in death by one child, one brother, E.J. Massey, three sisters, Doreen Morgan, Beth Ogle, Lola Ogle, and one half-sister, Faye Adair.

 

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Phillip McGarity

A funeral service for Phillip McGarity, age 45, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, November 7, 2013, with Rev. C. J. Duffey and Michael Mars officiating.

 Interment will follow at Rosemound Cemetery in Commerce, with Jonas Helm, Rusty Evans, Randy West, Jason Forbes, Mike Simmons, Steve Dodd and Dustin Burns serving as pallbearers . 

 Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.             

           

Phillip McGarity passed away at his residence Monday morning, November 4, 2013.  He was born in Springfield, Missouri, November 13, 1967, the son of John Franklin McGarity and Virginia Sue (Wagner) McGarity.  He was the owner of McGarity Heating & Air and he was of the Baptist faith. 

           

Survivors include:  mother, Sue Taylor and husband Jack; son, Heston McGarity, all of Sulphur Springs; two daughters, Peyton Ann McGarity of Belton and Savannah Nicole Williams of San Angelo; three sisters, Jo Ann Sheaffer and husband Bill of Round Rock, Theresa Melton and husband Randy of Dike and Susan Kay Burns of Sulphur Springs; three  brothers, Jeffrey Ben McGarity of Cumby and John McGarity and Michael McGarity, both of Springfield, Missouri. 

He was preceded in death by his father; grandparents, Joyce Malone and Ted Wagner , stepmother, Jeanette McGarity and his first wife, Lisa Horton McGarity.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Maurice Mears

Cremation arrangements for Maurice Earl Mears, 83, of Emory, are under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home. 

Mr. Mears died, Wednesday, October 30, 2014, in Dallas Baylor Medical Center.  He was born April 29, 1930, in Kilgore to Earl Henry and Roberta Coffee Mears. 

Survivors include: Judy Mears, Johnny Mears, Melanie Stevens, Todd Mears, and Brian Mears. Brothers: Charlie Mears, Roger Mears, John Mears, Gerald Mears, Glen Mears and Donald Mears.  Sister: Sharon Ford, Janice Castleberry and Mary Gordon. 

Preceded by Parents, Brother: Paul Mears, and Sister: Julia Dougan. 

Memorial service at a later date.

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Janet Kulpinski

Janet Marie Kulpinski, age 69, of Point, TX, died at Hunt Regional Hospital, in Greenville, on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013.

She was born July 30, 1944, in Salem Township, Steuben County, IN. Her parents were James Doc and Pauline Elizabeth Lieberenz Elkins. She married Raymond Kulpinski in Angola, IN, on Sept. 26, 1964.

A memorial service will be scheduled in Michigan at a later time.  Arrangements are under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 Survivors include: Husband of Point, TX Sons: Raymond Clarence Kulpinski, Jr. (Tammy) of Coldwater, MI Michael Paul Kulpinski of Coldwater, MI Daughters: Renee Marie Sweitzer (Rick) of Bronson, MI and Patricia Ann Martin (Roger) of Point, TX 2 Brothers and 2 Sisters Grandchildren: 20 Great-grandchildren: 16

She was preceded in death by her parents

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Mamie L. Morgan

Mamie Lee “Boots” Morgan, 77, of Cumby, Texas, passed away at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas, Texas on November 3, 2013.  She was born in Chicota, Lamar County Texas, October 7, 1936, the daughter of Doyle Sidney and Letia Mae Melton Fowler.  She married Don Wendell Morgan in Morton, Texas, June 30, 1956.  He survives.

Mrs. Morgan was retired from the US Postal Service.  She was also a founding member of Cornerstone Church in Cumby. 

She is also survived by a son Michael Don Morgan and his wife Angela, three grandchildren: Alyssa, Erin and Kaelyn Morgan all of Cumby.  A sister, Peggy Ann Cook-Clark and her husband Edward also of Cumby; two brothers, Doyle Ray Fowler and his wife Linda; and Billy James (Jay) Fowler and his wife Joyce all of Lubbock, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A Memorial Service and Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Cornerstone Church in Cumby.  The Memorial Service will begin at 10 am with a time of reflection and visitation.  Brother Richard Deteau will give a eulogy at 11 am and Brother Jim Moore will give a eulogy at 1 pm.  The family will continue to accept visitors until 2 pm.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Brian Finnie

A graveside service for Brian Finnie, age 34, of Sulphur Springs will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at St. Luke Cemetery with Rev. Harold Wright officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be Lonnie Bagley, Justin Bozeman, La Royce Beard, Joshua Leftrick, Robert Finnie, Richard Finnie, Howard Harper and Traylon Dial.  Honorary pallbearers will be the Sulphur Springs High School Class of 1997.

There is no formal visitation scheduled.

           

Brian Finnie passed away at his residence Saturday, November 2, 2013.  He was born in Sulphur Springs February 9, 1979, the son of Felton Finnie, Jr. and Margaret Larnice (Ford) Finnie. 

           

Survivors include: his father, Felton Finnie, Jr.; his mother, Margaret Harris and stepfather Donnie Harris; grandparents, Laurice Stokes and  Joe Stokes and Felton Finnie and Rose Finnie, all of Sulphur Springs.

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

 

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Bill McDonald

  

A graveside service for Bill McDonald, age 83, of Hubbard, formerly of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 1:30 PM Monday, November 4, 2013 at the North Hopkins Cemetery with Brother Tommy Hall officiating. Visitation will be from 12:00 PM (noon) to 1:00 PM Monday at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

Bill McDonald passed away Saturday morning, November 2, 2013 at Hillcrest Hospital in Waco.  He was born in North Hopkins on October 29, 1930, the son of George W. McDonald and Cecil (Campbell) McDonald.  He  married Jeanie Wakeland.  She preceded him in death in 1980.  He married Neva Ray; she survives.  He was a retired architectural engineer and a member of First Baptist Church in Hubbard.  He was formerly a member of Davis Street Baptist Church.  He served in the United States Air Force and he was a Mason for 50 years.

           

Other survivors include:  four sons, Randy McDonald and wife Jane, Michael McDonald and wife Johnnie, all of Midlothian, Charles Wakeland of Austin and John Wakeland and wife Lisa of Arlington; brother Bob McDonald and wife Josephine of Texarkana; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and nephew Larry Hendrickson. 

He was also preceded in death by his parents.

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

 

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Ruthie Skaggs

Funeral  services for Ruthie Gertrude Skaggs, age 76, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday, November 4, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Lowell Skaggs officiating. 

Interment will follow at Greenview Cemetery with Daniel Skaggs, Eric Marcum, Miles Hutchings, Marc Hutchings, Ronnie Skaggs, John Nabors and James Tolley serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearer will be Robert Fields. 

Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 prior to services time at West Oaks Funeral Home.  

Mrs. Skaggs passed away Friday, November 1, 2013 at Rock Creek Health and Rehab. Mrs. Skaggs was born on September 14, 2013 in Bledsoe, TX, the daughter of Jesse and Fannie (Lawhon) Norman.    She married Claudie Skaggs on November 17, 1955 in Lubbock, TX and he preceded her in death in 1993.    Mrs. Skaggs was a homemaker and worked in Home Health Care.  She was of the Pentecostal faith.  Mrs. Skaggs was an avid reader, she listened  to gospel music along with Elvis and Conway Twitty.  She loved to sew and did needle work and crafts.  

Mrs. Skaggs is survived by two sons, Lowell Skaggs and wife Linda of Sulphur Springs, Joe Skaggs and wife Mindy of Sulphur Springs, daughters, Lovelle Berner of Pickton and Martha Payne of Sulphur Springs, sister,  Patricia Bertreaux of Bonham, 14 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, and son Charles Skaggs. 

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Tom Billodeau

 

Thomas Richard Billodeau, 65, of Sulphur Springs, Texas passed away peacefully on Friday, November 1, 2013. His loving wife, Sandra Billodeau, to whom he was married for 41 years was by his side.  Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, Tom and Sandy made a beautiful life together in Texas for the last 30 years. 

Tom also leaves behind his children, of whom he was extremely proud, Justin Billodeau and his wife, Allison of Austin and Jessa Newman and her husband, Mike of Pearland and 5 beautiful and busy grandchildren, Greyson and Grant Billodeau, and Brady, Blain and Cole Newman.

 

He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Kathleen and Steve Evasius of Belfast, Maine, his mother-in-law, Norma Doucette and his brothers-in-law, Jeffrey and Gregory Doucette.

He is preceded in death by his mother and father, Susie and Richard Billodeau and his sister, Marilyn Williams.

 

He was a strong and quiet man, deeply devoted to his family.  He never missed an opportunity to help a friend in need and cherished the people most close to him. 

The family will receive friends for visitation from 2:00-3:00 pm immediately followed by a memorial service from 3:00-4:00 pm on Sunday, November 3, 2013, at West Oaks Funeral Home at 500 S Hillcrest Drive, in Sulphur Springs, Texas, with Bro. Joel Tiemeyer and David Brewer officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Mac Glaess, Frank Bauer, Michael Newman, Robert “Butch” Newman, Nelson Dixon, Joe Mills, Hendric Dewitt.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made in Tom’s name to the National Parkinson’s Foundation at www.parkinsons.org or 1501 N.W. 9th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136-1494.

The family of Tom Billodeau wishes to thank the many nurses, doctors and caregivers whose kindness will never be forgotten. 

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Carl Askew

Funeral Service for Carl Welton Askew, 83, of Hesperia, CA will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 3, 2013 at East Caney Baptist Church with Dr. M. LaVelle Hendricks,Senior Pastor officiating.

  

Ryan Harrison, Byron Sanders, Lester Henley, Marszell Adams, Victor Watson and Kelvin Harrison will serve as bearers of the bier. 

Burial will follow at Inglewood Cemetery in Inglewood, CA.

  

There will be no formal visitation. Viewing will be held   from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, November 2, at Mason & Mason Mortuary.

  

Carl Welton Askew died Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.  Mr. Askew was born May 9, 1930 in Sulphur Springs to DeEsther Pruitt Askew and Quincy Askew.  Both parents preceded him in death.

  

Mr. Askew attended Douglas High School and graduated high school in Cass County. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. 

  

Mr. Askew moved to California and retired from the County of Los Angeles in the Department of Public Work after 35 years.

  

Carl Welton Askew leaves to mourn:  one sister, Doris Askew Hicks; one brother, Edward Ray Askew; seventeen

nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.



Arrangements are with Mason & Mason Mortuary.

 

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Ronnie Clayton

Ronnie Dean Clayon, age 55 of Emory passed away on October 29, 2013 at Sunny Springs Nursing Home in Sulphur    Springs. A memorial service is scheduled for 2:00 PM, Friday, November 1, 2013 at the Prairie Grove Baptist Church.  Rev. Willie Byrd will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.
 

Ronnie Clayton was born August 11, 1958 in Sulphur Springs, Texas to R.V. and Mertis Faye Clayton.  He

attended Sand Flat Elementary School in Emory.  He graduated from Rains High School and  attended East Texas State University in Commerce, Texas.  He was a member of Prairie Grove Baptist Church.  He was later ordained  as a Minister under the leadership of Rev. Richard Rollerson.

 

He is survived by:

Parents: R.V. and Mertis Faye Clayton of Emory

Brother: Connie Clayton of Emory, and

“God brother  Lauston Garrett

Aunts:  Doris Anderson, and Willene Mornes both of  Emory 

Cousin:  Patricia Kelly Robinson, and a host of other cousins

Numerous other loving family and friends

Preceded In Death by: 

Grandparents:  Johnny (PaPa) and Lucille Snells; 

Lonnie and Mattie Robinson;   3 aunts and 6 uncles.

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Wayne Hamrick

Funeral services for Herman Wayne Hamrick, age 82, of Lone Oak, TX, will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., October 31, 2013 at First Baptist Church in Sulphur  Springs, TX. 

Visitation will be from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. prior to service time at the church. 

Interment will be at 2:00 p.m., at Grove Hill Cemetery in Dallas, TX.  

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Charles Sellers

Marvin Charles Sellers was born on March 12, 1921 on his uncle Luther Blair’s farm, two miles south of Alvarado, Texas.  He was the third and last child born to Elisha Thomas “Pete”   and Mamie Ethyle Vandenburg Sellers.  His parents had moved to Alvarado to help his dad’s uncle on his farm.  Charles had two older siblings Lurlyne and E. T. Jr. who were 12 and 9 respectively when he was born.   He was the grandson of a Methodist minister on his mother’s side, and a Confederate Captain and Louisiana State Senator on his father’s side.

Charles attended his first school in Alvarado and lived there until he was nine years old.  In 1930, his family moved back to Sulphur Springs where he would remain the rest of his life. From his early years on the farm and working at the wagon yard in Sulphur Springs he developed his lifetime love of cattle, horses, and roping.  He was a true cowboy.  He graduated from Sulphur Springs High School in 1938, and attended East Texas Teachers College for 3 semesters. He decided to go to work and began a lifelong career in banking. He started working at City National Bank in 1940.  Before his service to his country, Charles entered and won several calf roping events at area rodeos.

In August 1942, he answered the call to join the war effort and enlisted in the Army Air Corp.  He was first stationed in Ogden, Utah, where he attached with the finance division because of his banking background.  In 1943, as a member of the 31st Headquarters Squadron, he was shipped to Watton, England, where he remained until 6 months after the close of the European Theatre, and came home in Feb, 1946.  He had advanced to the rank of Staff Sergeant, and received several citations including a Marksman award.

He resumed his career at the City National Bank, and met a young bookkeeper named Billiefae Vaden and this started a relationship that lasted over 65 years.   They married in 1952, in Sulphur Springs and started their life together at 126 Lamar St.  This union would produce two sons, Thomas Charles and John Anthony.

Charles quit the City National Bank in 1956 and a couple of months later was asked to go to work at Sulphur Springs State Bank, now Alliance, this would begin a 41 year career there.  He rose from teller to Senior Vice President, in charge of agricultural lending when he retired.

Charles was an avid fisherman and quail hunter.  He would always have cows and love to drive in the country.  He was the oldest male member of the First United Methodist church at his death, being a member for over 82 years. He served on the board of trustees and was the treasurer of the church for many years.  He was very active in the Rural Urban meetings, and various agricultural groups, on the Board of Trustees for the City Cemetery Society. Past Parade Marshal of the Dairy Festival Parade, and charter member of the Sheriff’s Posse. He loved wood carving and was a talented artist, having painted several painting by the time he was twelve.  One of his favorite roles was being a grandfather.

He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 61 years Billiefae Vaden Sellers , this last June,  h is parents and siblings, and was the last of 17 Sellers first cousins.

  

He is survived by his sons and their wives, Tom and Pam Seller and John and Kim Sellers  all of Sulphur Springs.   He was also survived by three grandchildren, Katy Sellers of Austin, Jacob Sellers of Abilene, and Eli Sellers of Sulphur Springs, several nieces and nephews and many friends.

His services will be at 3.00 PM, October 31, at the First Methodist Church, with visitation one hour proceeding in the Fellowship hall at the church.  Pallbearers are as follows: L. F. Bridges, III, Gary Tindall, Marvin Wayne Jones, Ben Anglin, Randy McDonald, Jacob Sellers, Eli Sellers,  and Buck Booker.

Honorary Pallbearers are E. A. Junell,  Jack Gillis, Randy Hall, Norton Hinckley, Andy Rouse, Pete Rouse, Marvin Jones, Sr.  Verdon Graves, Officers, Employees, and Directors of Alliance Bank.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, Cal Farley’s Boy’s Ranch, or the City Cemetery Society.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Michael Hamock

Funeral services for Michael Hamock, age 80, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Hamock passed away on Friday evening, October 25, 2013, at his residence.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Jean D. Wren

Funeral services for Jean Delores Crawford Wren, 79, of Irving, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, November 1, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Hoyt Scogin officiating.

Interment will follow at Greenview Cemetery in Sulphur Springs with Terry Truett, Jr., Michael Truett, Zachary Cobb, Nicholas Cobb, Adam Truett, and Jeff Wren serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Paul Wright, Scott Wren, and Clinton Lennon.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., prior to service time.

Jean passed away on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Baylor Medical Center of Irving. She was born on June 20, 1934 in Luke, Maryland, the daughter of James T. and Sarah Elizabeth Metcalf Crawford. She married Billy Wren in Piedmont, West Virginia in 1957. He survives. She retired after 30 years from her in home daycare business. She was a member of the New Shirley Baptist Church, a former member of the Eastern Star, and the Irving Elk Doe’s.

In addition to her husband, Jean is also survived by her son, Tim Wren and wife Brenda of Irving, daughters, Pam Truett and husband Terry of Bromide, Ok, Julie Cobb and husband Kirk of Allen, TX, Amy McLeod and husband Casey of Prosper, TX, brothers, James Patrick (Bud) Crawford of Westernport, MD, Curtis Crawford and wife Louise of Keyser, West Virginia, Ed Crawford and wife Carol of Springtown, TX, Fred Crawford and wife Mary Ann of Piedmont, West Virginia, Darrell Crawford and wife Pam of Mesquite, TX, grandchildren, Terry Lynn Truett, Jr., Michael Truett, Shelly Holubec, Zachary Cobb, Nicholas Cobb, Macy McLeod, great-grandchildren, Adam Truett, Ellis Wren Truett, Noah Truett, Katie Blackshear, and Henley Holubec.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Patsy Gardner, Betty Sterling, and brother, Vic Crawford.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Aubrey Rogers

A graveside service for Eldridge A. Rogers,  Jr., 88, of Emory is scheduled for Tuesday, October  29  at Lake Fork Cemetery.

Mr. Rogers died October 26, 2013 in Winnsboro. 

Visitation will be 6-7 pm Monday, October 28, at the Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel.  

Eldridge Aubrey Rogers, Jr, was born on Nov. 7, 1924 in Jacksboro, TX to Eldridge and Mae Choate Rogers.  Aubrey married O..J. Brackeen on Nov. 15, 1943, and they would have been married 70 years this Nov.  In 1978 he retired from the postal service and pursued his love for fishing.  His love of fishing was his main entertainment.  In 1991 they bought a place on Lake Fork in Emory.  He enjoyed teaching neighbors and grand children to fish.  His love of fishing was passed on to friends and family with many memories.  He was truly a loving husband, dad, grandfather to all his family.  He supported his family in everything they did.   

He is survived by : Wife: O. J. Rogers of Emory Son: Audie Rogers and wife Anita of Emory Daughter: Vicki Woods and husband Otha of Burleson Grandchildren: 6 Great Grandchildren: 9 Great Great-Granddaughter: 1   Numerous other loving family and friends.  

Preceded in death by: Brothers: Beau, Eldridge, Edward, and Leon Rogers who died in WW II as a POW in a Japanese Camp in the Philippians. Sisters: Fay Lowery,  and Kate Kuhlmann.

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Jo Evelyn Smith

A funeral service for Jo Evelyn Smith, age 80, of Sulphur Springs  was  conducted at Baldwin Heights Baptist Church in Cullman, Alabama  at 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 28, 2013. 

Visitation was held one hour prior to the service, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 

Interment followed at Baldwin Heights Cemetery in Cullman, Alabama.

Jo Evelyn Smith passed away Thursday morning, October 24, 2013 at Carriage House manor.   She was born El Dorado, Arkansas July 7, 1933, the daughter of Judson Meins Barksdale and Desdie Mae (Sprinkle) Barksdale.  She married Wilburn Smith in Jasper, Alabama.  He preceded her in death in 2002.  She was in the produce business.

Survivors include, brother, Dr. Jim Barksdale of Sulphur Springs.       

           

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

 

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Bobby Gene Richey

A funeral service for Bobby Gene " Red" Richey, age 77 of Denton, formerly of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at 11:00 a. m., Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel,  with Dr. Jimmy Henry, Gary Richey and Ray Richey officiating. 

Interment will follow at Pine Forest Cemetery, with Michael Richey, Brandon Richey, Jonathon Richey,  Russell Richey, Christopher  Richey and Chase Richey serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Bobby Gene "Red" Richey passed away at his residence Friday afternoon, October 25, 2013.  He was born in Pine Forest, January 20, 1936, the son of O. B. Richey and Lillian (Crump) Richey.  He married Linda Sidebottom in the Sherley Community on October 24, 1972.  She preceded him in death in 2009.  He was a retired truck driver, having worked for Coca-Cola, Cannon Craft Shutters, Foremost Dairies, Southland Corporation and Morningstar Corporation.  He was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include:  sons, Gary Dale Richey and wife Fern of Denton, Alton Ray Richey and wife Kim of Cypress and Charles Eric Richey and wife Kristy of Saltillo; two sisters, Jackie Thompson and husband john of Dallas and Linda Price and husband Bob of Rowlette; brother, Rod Richey and wife Sherry of Konawa, Oklahoma; eleven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by brother, Benny Dean Richey. 

Memorials may be made to the Pine Forest Cemetery Association, c/o Dianna McGregor, 608 CR 3367, Pickton, TX  75471.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Michael Thornton

 

Michael Scott Thornton, age 32 of Winnsboro, passed away on Thursday, October 24, 2013 in Tyler. Mike was born in Tyler on May 29, 1981 to Jerry and Katie Sanders Thornton. He worked as a Rig Manager for Scandrill, and was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by a son, Preston Thornton; grandfather, Glen Thornton. He is survived by his wife, Kay Geffers of Winnsboro; parents, Jerry and Katie Thornton of Winnsboro; daughters, Skylar and Paris Thornton of Winnsboro; two brothers, Joey Thornton and wife Robin of Winnsboro, Kris Thornton and wife Emily of Hallsville; grandmother, Dorothy Thornton of Winnsboro; and two nephews, Zack and Noah Thornton.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 27, 2013, at First Baptist Church of Winnsborro.

Interment will be at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Beaty Funeral Home.

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Dorothy Nell Rhodes Hurley

Funeral services for Dorothy Nell Rhodes Hurley, age 89, will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 26, 2013, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will follow services at Restlawn Memorial Park.

Visititation will be from 9:00 until 10:00 a.m., prior to services.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Carol Krause

Funeral services for Carol Madeline Krause of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Monday, October 28, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. 

Interment will follow at Cathedral in The Pines Cemetery in Tyler, TX. 

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, October 27, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Jessica Tyler Crayton

 

Funeral services for Tyler Townsend Crayton, 27, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Wesley United Methodist Church with Rev. Jerry Jones officiating.  Pallbearers will be Cheyenne Smithers, Cortney Jennings, Jeremy Smithers, Jake Bohler, Christopher Townsend, Chad Townsend and Brennan Harred. Honorary pallbearer will be Brittany Bohler, Paula Brown, Mary Jo Woods, and McKenzie Skluzacek.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, October 26, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Tyler passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at her residence.  Tyler was born on February 26, 1986 in Shreveport, LA, the daughter of John Allen Townsend III and Mildred Laura (Jennings) Townsend.  Tyler graduated from Sulphur Springs High School in 2005 and attended Lon Morris College in Jacksonville, TX.  She was an active church member. Tyler worked at Walmart for over 5 years.  Tyler was very loving and caring to all she met.  Her son was her life.  Tyler Lived, Laughed, and Loved. 

She is survived by her mother, Milly Townsend of Sulphur Springs, son, Preston Skyler Crayton of Sulphur Springs, brother, Jay Townsend of Sulphur Springs, sister, Laura Townsend of Dallas, grandparents, John and Marilee Townsend of Lafayette, La, aunts and uncles, Maggie Smithers of Sulphur Springs, Vernie and Michael Brown of Florida, Ann and Bill Victoria of Sache, TX, Scott and Cindy Townsend , Paul Townsend, LeeAnn and Michael Reardon, and Donna Townsend all of Louisiana, and many cousins and extended family. 

She was preceded in death by her father, maternal grandparents, Bernie and Fay Jennings. 

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Donald Dupree

Funeral services for Donald Edward Dupree, age 77, of Sulphur Springs, TX, will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 25, 2013 at Spence Chapel at the First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs with Rev. Fred Lewis and Rev. Mark Bryant officiating and Tommy Nelson assisting. 

Military graveside honors by the Hopkins County Military Coalition will follow at Donelton Cemetery with  Timothy Jason Evans, April Wyatt, Autumn Williams, Kyle Dupree, Taylor Dupree, Chuck Shelton, Tommy Glenn, Kevin Dodd and Steve Little  serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be the Sheparding Singles Sunday school class of First Baptist Church.   

Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 prior to service time at Spence Chapel. 

Mr. Dupree passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.  Mr. Dupree was born on October 30, 1935 in Houston, TX, the son of Edward Charles and Nora (Johnson) Dupree.  He married Mary Alice Argo on December 28, 1957 in Little Rock, AR.  She survives.  

Mr. Dupree retired as a pilot from American Airlines.  He served in the United States Air Force for 8 ½ years.  Mr. Dupree received sharpshooting awards: 1st in the  Southwest Conference and 8th in the nation.  He was a member of First Baptist Church where he taught Sheparding Singles Sunday School Class.  He was always active in church as a Sunday school teacher or an elder.  

In addition to his wife he is survived by his son, Scott Dupree and wife Lynn of Dallas, TX, daughters, Stephanie Dupree of Sulphur Springs, TX, Melanie Dupree of Wylie, TX and Cheryl Patel of Sulphur Springs, TX, grandchildren, T. Jason Evans, April R. Wyatt, Autumn Rose Williams, Kyle Dupree, Taylor Dupree, Summer Dupree, Rylan Patel, Caroline Patel, Autumn Fikki, Arianna Patterson, Brandy Mayo and Sarah Groves, 9 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Donald Dupree Memorial Fund  c/o Alliance Bank in Sulphur Springs, TX. 

Arrangments are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Dorothy Hurley

Funeral services for Dorothy Nell Rhodes Hurley, age 89, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 26, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. 

Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park. 

Visitation will be from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., prior to service time at West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

Ms. Hurley passed away on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, at Sunny Springs Health & Rehab Center.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Randall Farmer

Funeral Services for Randall Farmer, age 60, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at  10:00 am, Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will be at 3:00 pm, Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Point Enterprise Cemetery in Mexia, with Chris Farmer, Jamie Farmer, Nolan  Hill, Chris Aday, Joe Henderson and Roger Henderson serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer will be Clifford Hill.  

Visitation will be 6:00 p.m.  to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

      

 Randall Farmer passed away Monday, October 21, 2013 at Mesquite Specialty Hospital.  He was born in Groesbeck, on April 25, 1953,  the son of L.D. and Lena Mae Wilson Farmer. He married Sarah Hill; she survives.  He was a retired truck driver and he was of the Baptist faith.

     

Other Survivors include: three daughters, Alice Caldwell and husband Matt of Berryville, Arkansas , Theresa Farmer of Mesquite, Barbie Borak and husband  Dennis of College Station; son, Tony Farmer and wife Michelle of Irving; three sisters, Glynda Stone of Buffalo, Sue Grimes of Waxahachie, Dot Sills of Marquez; grandchildren, Taylor Caldwell, Clayton Caldwell, Benjamin Lockhart, Kaitlyn Farmer, Trey Borak, Dylan Borak ,  Makayelynn Borak, Timothy Farmer and Emily Farmer.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Bill Farmer, Bobby Farmer and James Farmer and sister, Juanita Henderson. 

           

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

 

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Bonnie Carpenter

 

Funeral Services for  Bonnie Carpenter, age 63, of Winnsboro, will be 11:00 am, Tuesday October 22, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Chapel .

Interment will follow in the Como Cemetery.

Visitation will be 6 till 8pm, Monday October 21, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.     

Bonnie Carpenter passed away Saturday morning, October 19, 2013, at her residence. She was born in Sulphur Springs on February 26, 1950 the daughter of Pete and Nell Cotton Carpenter. She was a Homemaker and member of the Baptist faith.   

Survivors included: four daughters, Carla Chistey, Jeana Bright, Julie Smith and husband, Duane, Misty Barton and husband, Mike all of Winnsboro; son, Jason Bearden of Winnsboro; mother, Nell Carpenter of Winnsboro; 15 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; and special friend, Joseph Garcia    

She was preceded in death by her father, Pete Carpenter, and brother, David Carpenter.   

Memorial may be made to the St Jude’s Children Hospital.              

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

 

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Infant Jaydain Bailey

 

Funeral services for Jaydain Elizabeth Bailey, infant daughter of Jimmy Bailey and Misty Ewton of Sulphur Springs will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 19, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, October 18, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Jaydain passed away on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Monwin Cline

Funeral services for Monwin Cline, age 70, of Cumby, are pending with West Oaks Funeral Home.

Monwin Cline passed away on Thursday morning, October17, 2013, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Samuel T. Moody

Samuel T. “Pops” Moody, Sr., age 74, of Brashear passed away Sunday, October 13, 2013 at his residence.  Mr. Moody was born on April 27, 1939 in Dallas County, TX, the son of Samuel Isom and Mary Roberta (Johnson) Moody.  He married Kathy Ann Venn in June of 1969 and she preceded him in death. 

Mr. Moody was a professional truck driver for over 32 years and was of the Pentecostal faith. 

He is survived by two sons, Samuel T. Moody, Jr., of Brashear, Bobby Moody and wife Tonya of Scroggins, daughters, Marjorie K. Saenz and husband Leo  of Winfield, KS, Zella Rubio and husband Gabriel of Brashear,  sisters, Mary Louise Dennis of Winfield, KS, Elsie Skinner of Grand Prairie, Gracie Ramos of Blue Ridge, TX, Florine Dzenowski of Bailey, and Sarah Torres of Bonham, grandchildren, Leo Issac Saenz, Gabriel A. Rubio, Jr., Monica N. Rubio, Blaine Moody and Chance Moody, great-grandchildren, Aliviynne Saenz, Adler Saenz and Novalynn Rubio along with numerous nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, James F. Moody, J. C. Moody, and Walter Moody.   

A Visitation will be from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Ruby Romine

Funeral service for Ruby Pearl Romine, 93, of Point will be held Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 2:00 pm at the Point Funeral Home with Regina Walker officiating.  

Ruby passed away Monday, October 14, 2013, at the Senior Suite and Rehab in Emory.  She was born May 25, 1920 in Patricksburg, IN, to Eliza Gern and Clara Fiscus Beecher.  She married Billy Nelson Romine in St. Louis, MO on June 1, 1939.  Sue retired after working many years with E-Systems (L-3) in Greenville.  She worked as a electronic assembler. 
 
Survivors include:
Son:  Teddy N. Romine and wife Margie of Point Daughter:  Linda K. Campbell and husband James of Josephine
Grandchildren:  Dale Romine and Lesley Forte
Great-Grandchildren:  Alexis, Allyson, Abigail, Alayna, and Austine Romine
Numerous other loving family and friends
 
Preceded by:
Parents; Husband in 2002;  2 Sisters, Ruth Warren and Rita Tuttle
 

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosy Funeral Home.

 

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Vontreba Butler

Funeral service for Vontreba Bernice Butler, 71, of Grand Prairie will be held Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the Wilson Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel in Emory, TX.   Phyllis A. Young will officiate.  

No formal visitation has been scheduled.   

Vontreba was born in Springfield, MO on November 2, 1941 to Claude A. and Fannie Louanna Dove Meese.  She married Albert Edward Butler on November 17, 1971 in Arizona.   

Surviors include:  Sons:  Eddie Butler and wife Jane of Richardson and Calvin Butler and wife Crystal of Grand Prairie Daughter:  Sharon Glenn of Waxahachie Brother:  Claude Meese and wife Bonnell of Ladson, SC Grandchildren:  10 Great-Grandchildren:  4 Numerous other friends and family   Preceded by: Parents; Husband in 2012; 1 Sister:  Helen Ervin  

Arrangements under the direction of Wilson Orwosky Funeral Home of Emory, TX.

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Ross Croy

Funeral service for Ross Webster Croy, 84, of Emory will be held Monday 11:00 AM, October 14, 2013 at Lake Fork Baptist Church.  Bro. David Smith and Bro. Don Ridgeway officiating. 

 Burial will follow at the Lake Fork Cemetery in Wood County. 

Visitation was held Sunday night October 13, 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the Wilson Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel.  

Mr. Croy passed away Friday, October 11, 2013 at the Hospice of East Texas in Tyler.   He was born in Cape County, MO to Ross Bateman and Allie McKinney Croy on September 20, 1929.  Ross married Ada Mae Coomer on February 20, 1948 in Piggott, AR.  

Survived by: Sons:  Larry Dwayne Croy and wife Linda of Cahokia, IL; Matthew Odell Croy of St. Petersburg, FL Daughters:  Brenda Joyce Hedgcoth and husband Steven of Cahokia, IL; Connie Sue Montgomery and husband John of Columbia, IL; and Beverley Ann Croy of Emory Sisters:  Helen Rainey of Advance, MO; Emma Cook of Fairview Heights, IL; Annalee Cates of Dexter, MO; Shelby Matthews of Arnold, MO; and Bonnie Johns of Advance, MO Brother:  Bertis Croy of Jackson, MO Grandchildren:  14 Great-Grandchildren:  30 Great-Great-Grandchild:  1 Numerous other loving family and friends  

Preceded by: Parents; Wife in 2010; 1 Son:  Ross Lesley Croy in 2004; 3 Brothers:  Gary, Lester, and Arvil Croy and 2 Infant Brothers; 1 Grandson:  Loren David Croy in 1986; 1 Great-Grandson:  Simeon Alexander Tutwiler in 2012         

Arrangements under the direction of Phyllis A. Young, FD, Wilson Orwosky Funeral Home, Emory, Texas.    

 

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Atha Lae Petty Gaines

 

Atha Lae Petty Gains, age 92, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Sunday, October 13, 2013. The funeral will be held at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 15, 2013.Visitation will be held from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., prior to service time. The funeral will be officiated by Dr. Jimmy Henry. The interment will be at Cumby Cemetery following the service. Atha passed away on October 13, 2013 at Carriage House Manor in Sulphur Springs, TX. Pallbearers will be Joshua David Gaines, John David Bivins, James Michael Bivins, Shannon Lee Gaines, Hayden Gerald Hollon, and Philip Anthony Doty.

 

Atha Lae was born in Iowa Park, TX on November 27, 1920 while her father David Owen Petty and mother Pinkie Mae Caudle Petty were involved in the oil field work of the Burkburnett oil boom; however most of her life was spent in Cumby, TX. He brothers were J.W. Petty, Loyd Owen Petty, James Alvin (Jack) Petty and Wylie Vernon (Sug) Petty. She had one sister, Ruby Petty Yarbrough.

 

Atha went to Plunkett School for her elementary years and then to Cumby High School. She graduated high school in May 1938 and was valedictorian of her class. After high school, Atha went to East Texas State College where she majored in Home Economics and minored in Science and English. She graduated in May 1941 with a Bachelor of Science.

 

Atha married Barney Lee Gaines March 14, 1941 in Paris, TX. Together they owned and operated a grade A dairy for many years. Atha taught school at Cumby ISD for 32 years. She began her career teaching home economics then became the business teacher and was the yearbook sponsor for many years. Atha was the first year book sponsor of the “Trojan” in 1942. She belonged to the Texas State Teacher’s Association and now is a member of Texas Retired Teachers’ Association and Sulphur Springs Area Retired Teachers’ Association. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cumby.

 

Barney and Atha Lae were blessed with two sons, Gerald Lee Gaines, David Wayne Gaines, and one daughter Jeanette Gaines Bivins, all of Cumby, TX.

 

She is survived by her grandchildren: Kelly Ann Gaines Warrington of Sulphur Springs, TX, Shannon Lee Gaines of Cumby, TX, John David Bivins and wife Halie of Colorado City, TX, Joni Bivins Doty and husband Philip of Colorado City, TX, James Michael Bivins of San Angelo, TX, and Joshua David Gaines of College Station, TX. Atha’s great-grandchildren are Hayley Dawn Gaines Radney and husband Chris of Sulphur Springs, TX, Hayden Gerald Hollon of Cumby, Skylar Lenae Gaines of Cumby, Hayden Jacobs of Dallas, and Graceyn Jayde Bivins of Colorado City, TX. Atha also has 2 great-great-grandchildren, Adrian Gabriel Radney and Colter Michael Radney both of Sulphur Springs, TX.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers, sister, and son, Gerald.

 

Atha based her life on faith, hope, and hard work. She was gifted with a sense of humor and one of her favorite things was to point out that her family could find something funny about everything that happened in their lives. She was a woman who loved life, her country, her students, her friends, her home, her family, and her God. One of Atha’s favorite scripture passages was Philippians 3:12-14. “I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already achieved perfection! But I keep working toward that day when I will finally be all that Christ Jesus saved me for and wants me to be. No, dear brothers and sisters, I am still not all I should be, but I am focusing all my energies on this one thing; Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I strain to reach the end of the race and receive the prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us to heaven.”

 

Dear Ma-Ma, all that is left to say is “We thank you God upon every remembrance of you”. Philippians 1:3

 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Landon Scott Jeffrey

Funeral service for Landon Scott Jeffrey, 7 months, of Sulphur Springs, will be held Sunday, October 13, 2013 at the Wilson Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel.  Bro. Stephen Leach and Bro. Jason Rolen will officiate. 

Burial will follow at Willow Springs Cemetery. 

Visitation will be held at 1:00 pm, one hour prior to service time.       

Landon was born February 18, 2013  in Sulphur Springs.  He is the son of Courtney Jeffrey.   

Survivors include:     Mother:  Courtney Jeffrey of Sulphur Springs Grandmother:  Sandy Jeffrey of Emory Grandfather:  Boyd Jeffrey of Emory Great-Grandmother:  Maggie Jeffrey of Sulphur Springs     Great-Grandparents:  Carroll and Reba Wilson of Emory     Uncles:  Chad Jeffrey and Bradley Jeffrey     Several "Special Aunties" and 1 "Special Uncle"     Numerous other loving family and friends      

Preceded by:     Great-Granddaddy, Joe Jeffrey in 1998; and Great-Great Grandmother, Hazel Terry in 2012.

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Dorothy Rogers

Graveside services for Dorothy Rogers, age 92, of Sulphur Springs, have been scheduled for 2:00 pm, Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Richland Cemetery with Craig Quinn, Mike Rogers, Chris Rogers, Josh Miller, Roger Quinn, Matthew Rogers, and Daniel Quinn serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Keith Mabe, Darrell Meeks, and Carroll Meeks.

         

Dorothy Rogers passed away Friday morning, October 11, 2013 at her residence. Ms. Rogers was born in Hopkins County, TX, the daughter of Doc and Essie Deuberry.  She married Dewey Delbert Rogers in Hopkins County on June 4, 1937.  He preceded her in death in 1967.  Mrs. Rogers was a home maker and a member of Richland Baptist Church.

         

Survivors include: son, Charles Rogers, of Sulphur Springs; daughters, Barbara Rogers and Debbie Rogers, and husband, Ronnie, all of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Craig Quinn, Mike Rogers, Chris Rogers, Renee Bowen, Josh and Heather Miller, Amber and Marcus Ford; and several great-grandchildren.

         

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, Sue Quinn, and great-grandson, Colten Rogers.

Arrangements are under the direction of Tapp Funeral Home.

 

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Norma Mae Goggans

Graveside services for Norma Mae Goggans age 89 of Dallas formerly of Sulphur Springs will be 11:00 am Monday in the Tira Cemetery. 

There is no formal visitation. 

Mrs Goggans passed away Thursday in the Doctors Hospital in Dallas.  She was born on Oct 6, 1924 in Tira to Bill and Nancy Wester Patterson.  She married Luther Goggans.  He preceded her in death. 

Survivors include One Daughter - Kyla Studer and her husband Charlie of Dallas.  Numerous Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by 3 sisters and 4 brothers. 

Memorials can be made to the Tira Cemetery Association.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Clyde Fontain Reily, II

 

Clyde Fontaine Riley, II age 73 passed away Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. Funeral Service will be 2:00 pm Friday at Clarks Chapel Church of God in Point. Rev. Nathan Bounds will officate.

Burial will follow at Turner Cemetery.

Visitation will be 6-8 pm Thursday evening at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home. 

Clyde was born in Dallas on January 7, 1940 to Clyde Fontaine and Beverly Beatrice Ruff Riley, II. He married Margaret Cason at their home in Emory on Apri 1, 2003.

Survivors include: Wife: Margaret Riley of Emory

Son: Mark Edward Riley and wife Connie of Irving

Daughter: Allison Riley McCagg and husband Ralph of Houston

Step-Son: Shawn Weidnan and wife Tammy of Grand Saline

Step-Daughters: Sheran Loean and husband Charles of Corinth

Jean Ann Hockaday of Emory, Kim Cameron of Emory, and LaTonna McAree of Emory

Step-Brother: Paul Edward Riley of Houston

Grandchildren: Maryann, Ralph Jr,  Samuel, Beverly Ann, Payton, Drew, Taylor, Marshal, Jordan, J.C., Brittany, Kevin, Karissa, Sammy, Baylee, Presley, Audie

Great-Grandchildren: Keegan, Kinzlee

Numerous other loving family and friends

Preceded in death by his parents.

       

 Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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James Vanderpoel

Funeral services for James Vanderpoel, age 63, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with Tapp Funeral Home.

Mr. Vanderpoel passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2013.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Inez Vaden

Funeral services for Inez Vaden, age 94, of Dallas, have been scheduled for 11:00 am, Friday, October 11, 2013 at Tapp Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will follow at the East Caney Cemetery with visitation set for Friday morning, October 11, 2013 at Tapp Funeral Home from 9:30 AM-10:30 AM.

           

Inez Vaden was born in Pickton, TX, the daughter of Buren and Mankie Spigner.  She married Clifford Vaden in Sulphur Springs on June 25, 1949. Mrs. Vaden retired from Baylor Hospital after several years of service.

 Survivors include, husband Clifford Vaden; daughter Nikki C. Matherson-Valentine, of Dallas; grand-daughters, Aareon C. King and Niambi N. King; great-grandson Aaron M. Moore Jr; great-granddaughters, Riley J. King and Parker J. King; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings.

Arrangements under the direction of Tapp Funeral Home.

  

 

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Iona McCool

A funeral service for Iona Rosinbaum McCool, age 93, of  Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at Greenview Church at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 10, 2013, with Brother Ronnie Miller and Brother Dave Gentry officiating. 

Interment will follow at Greenview Cemetery with her grandsons serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

Iona Rosinbaum McCool passed away at Carriage House Manor, Monday evening, October 7, 2013.  She was born in the Bonanza Community on February 21, 1920, the daughter of Arthur C. Rosinbaum and Lela Catherine (Sellers) Rosinbaum.  She married Charlie J. McCool in Hopkins County January, 1943.  He preceded her in death in 1981.  She was a retired nurse and a lifetime member of Divide Baptist Church.

           

Survivors include:  five sons, Jerry Ferguson and wife Carleen of Sulphur Springs, Jack Ferguson of Lancaster, Doug McCool and wife Larie of Sulphur Springs, Mark McCool of Texarkana, Arkansas  and Ronny McCool of Brashear; two daughters, Phyllis Russell and Judy Pilcher and husband Jerry, all of Sulphur Springs; sister, Ima Jo Tracy of Mesquite; sister-in-law, Lucy Bengston of Georgia; 15 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Dayton Rosinbaum, Bill Rosinbaum and Troy Rosinbaum; three sisters, Mae Hammonds, Jewell McKay and Opal Kenner and son-in-law, Jerry Russell. 

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

           

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

 

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Sandra K. Wester

Sandra (Sandi) K. Wester died peacefully at home on Tuesday, October 8, 2013.  She was born December 12, 1943, in Tira, Texas, the daughter of Leslie and Beulah Smiddy Wester.  A memorial service will be held at Tira United Methodist Church on Thursday, October 10, at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Leroy Reaves officiating.  A reception will follow at Tira Community Center.

 

She was a member of the North Hopkins High School class of 1961 and received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from East Texas State University in Commerce, Texas.  She was a teacher/coach for 35 years and retired from Corsicana ISD in 1999 and returned to Tira where she built her home and cared for her father until his death.

 

She was a lifelong member of Tira United Methodist Church, served on the Tira City Council, was secretary of the Tira Volunteer Fire Department, and a board member of the North Hopkins Scholarship Foundation.

 

She is survived by four sisters, Ina Withrow and husband, Glyn, of Garland, Mary Lou Jeter and husband, Joe, of Temple, Peggy Deaton of Garland, and Linda Andrasko of Henderson, and one brother, Joe Wester and wife, Ruby, of Mesquite.  She enjoyed following the activities and accomplishments of her nieces and nephews Thomas Withrow, James Withrow, Susan Rogers, Kay Gentsch, Jan Breed, Dan Deaton, Randy Jeter, Jill Jeter, Kelly Lawrence, and Karyn Lawrence Horne.  Survivors also include 15 great-nieces and nephews, two great-great-nieces, and her treasured pets Ellie, Tigger, Thelma, and Louise. 

 

A private family burial will be held.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Tira Volunteer Fire Department, care of Powell Vickery, 13345 TX Hwy 19N, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482, or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Janelle Gillis

Funeral services for Janelle Gill Gillis, age 76, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, October 10, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Don Sanders officiating. 

Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Cumby with Chris Anderson, Cliff Anderson, Gill Anderson, Jim Gill, Mark Fouse, and Charlie Fletcher serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 8, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Mrs. Gillis passed away Monday, October 7, 2013 at Carriage House Manor.  She was born on February 17, 1937 in Paint Rock, TX the daughter of John Haskell and Amy Louise Gill.  She married Bobby Gerald Gillis on February 2, 1959 in Sulphur Springs.  He preceded her in death.   Mrs. Gillis was a homemaker. 

She is survived by her son, John Gillis and wife Deborah of Sulphur Springs, sister, Patty Fletcher of Sulphur Springs, grandson, Matthew Kyle Gillis of San Antonio. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Jim Gill. 

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Mildred Cross

Memorial services for Mildred C. Cross, age 84, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at the Myra Wilson Chapel with Rev. Charles Moore officiating.

Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 prior to service time at the Myra Wilson Chapel.  A private graveside services will be at Sulphur Springs City Cemetery with grandsons  Jordan Cross, Taylor Cross, Cody Castagno, Case Castagno and Brian Phillips serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Leon Nix, Joe France, Bill Bagby and Verdon Graves. 

Mrs. Cross was born on March 21, 1929 in Dallas, TX  the daughter of Chuck and Carrie Elizabeth (Haynsworth) McDonald.  She married James Cross on December 8, 1949 in Sulphur Springs.  He survives.  Mrs. Cross was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church in Sulphur Springs.  She was a member of the Lena Day Garden Club, Mothers Culture Club, she won Yard of the Year and received the Shannon Carpenter Rural Beautification  Award in 1991 from the Chamber of Commerce.  Mrs. Cross was a homemaker and an avid Texas Ranger  fan.  

In addition to her husband she is survived by her children, Johnny Cross and wife Diana of Sulphur Springs, Red Cross and wife Carmen of Sulphur Springs, Cathy Castagno and husband Kent of Tyler, grandchildren, Jordan Cross, Taylor Cross, Colbie Cross, Christie Phillips, Cody Castagno, Carlie Castagno and Case Castagno, 5 great-grandchildren. 

Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 129 College Street, Sulphur Springs, TX  75482, or Sulphur Springs City Cemetery, P. O. Box 651, Sulphur Springs, TX, 75483, or to a charity of your choice. 

 

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Terry French

 

Funeral services for Terry McDonald French age, 55, of Saltillo, will be held at  2:00 PM Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at the Harvey Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Dotson officiating. 

Burial will follow at the Old Saltillo Cemetery with Tim Paden, Wayne Montgomery, Jack Dossier, Ed Braswell, Tim Centas and Raphael Cruz serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Pete Worthington and Fred Worthington.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 PM on Tuesday, at Harvey Funeral Home.

Mr. French died on Sunday, October 06, 2013 at his residence.

He was born in Grand Prairie, Texas on August 3, 1958 the son of Milton and June Ann Worthington French.   He married Dianne Elaine Eddleman Donaldson on September 14, 2013 after 28 years together in Franklin County. 

He graduated from South Grand Prairie High School and was a General Maitnance Welder and of the Baptist Faith.  

He is survived by his wife Dianne Donaldson French of Saltillo, four daughters, Nicole Bissett and Jon of Davison, Michigan, April Servin and Alex of Saltillo, Sara French of Saltillo, Erin French Gordineer and Brett of Saltillo.  Eight grandchildren; Maddox and Avary Bissett; Keaton, Ana and Alejandro Servin;

Alandrea French; Brisen and Tayler Gordineer.   Father and Mother Milton and June Ann French of Grand Prairie; four sisters Vickie Francis of Paris, Angie French Sparrow of Arlington, Gina French of Arlington and Rina French of Grand Prairie.   Nieces and nephews Lexi, Noah, Rani, Abby and Emily.  

     

He was preceded in death by his Maternal and Paternal grandparents.

Arrangements are with Sam B. Harvey Funeral Home, Mt. Vernon.  

 

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Tommie Sue Hathcoat

Memorial service for Tommie Sue Hathcoat, 76, of Emory, will be held Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Lakeview Church in Quinlan with Pastor Adam Williams officiating. 

Sue passed away Friday, October 4, 2013, at her home.  She was born November 9, 1936 in Gilbertown, AL to William Walter and Hattie Bell Slough Allen.   She married Howard "Blackie" Arvin Hathcoat in Dallas on October 15, 1959.  Sue retired after working over 25 years for Wing Industries in Greenville. She worked as a chop saw operator for their wood/door factory.   

Survivors include: Daughter:  Terrie Rhonda Sawyer of Emory Brother:  William Allen and wife Zona of Irving Grandchildren:  Misti Nicole Anderson; Howard Andrew Hathcoat; Billy Wayne Hathcoat; Justin Hathcoat; Wendy Holleman; David Michael Steed; Great-Grandchildren:  10 Numerous other loving family and friends  

Preceded in death by: Parents; Husband in 1992; 3 Sons:  Homer Hathcoat in 1964; Howard "Rowdy" Hathcoat in 2007; Clifford Scott Hathcoat in 2008; 1 Sister and 2 Brothers; 1 Grandson:  Jonathan Winkle; and 1 Granddaughter:  Angela Sawyer.  

Cremation arrangements under the direction of Wilson Orwosky Funeral Home of Emory.

 

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Junior Adair

Funeral services for Junior Adair, age 83 of Yantis will be at 2:00 pm, Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Tapp Funeral Home with Brother Jeremy Durig officiating.

Interment will follow in the Yantis Cemetery with David Frost, Mike Frost, Mark Frost, Ronny Knightstep, David Fleeup and Shannon Davis serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Carl Davis, Boyd Gilbreath, and Thurman Boyd.

Visitation will be Friday, October 4, 2013 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Tapp Funeral Home.

     

Junior Adair passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at his residence. He was born in Yantis TX the son of Daniel Henry and Addie Bell Adair. He married Charlotte Fleeup on January 18, 1991 in Yantis, TX. Mr. Adair served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, he was retired from Sears he was a dispatcher for transportation and was affiliated with the White Oak Baptist Church.

   

 Survivors include: wife, Charlotte Adair, of Yantis; daughters, Wynona Adair, of Quitman and Anita Johnson, of Quitman; four grandchild; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; mother of his children Bobbye Adair; four sisters, Bessie Gregory, Jessie Bryant, Winnie Fitzgerald, and Ruthie Adair.      

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Johnny Spencer, Jr.

Johnny Wesley Spencer, Jr.

Johnny Wesley Spencer, Jr., age 83, of Wortham, passed away on Wednesday morning, October 2, 2013 of chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Wortham, with Rev. Gary Watson officiating.

Interment will follow at Wortham Cemetery.

Family visitation will be held on Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Porter Chapel in Wortham.

Johnny was born in Hopkins County Texas on June 11 1930, graduated Sulphur Springs High School, and attended the University of Houston. He joined the Army in 1950, married Jacquelyn Poindexter in 1957, and worked 20 years for Texaco in Dallas and Houston. After leaving Texaco, he lived in Atlanta Georgia for 10 years before moving to Wortham Texas, where he became an integral part of the community and resided for the remainder of his life.

He held the position of City Secretary under Mayor Mildred Burleson, was a member of the Longbotham Masonic Lodge and the First Methodist Church, and served as Wortham Municipal Judge for 17 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents Johnny and Annie Spencer, and his sister Ola Worsham.

He is survived by his wife Jacquelyn Spencer, sisters Rose Enix and Mary Bonham, brother Charles Spencer, his son Jace Spencer and wife Deborah, his son Jeff Spencer, grandsons Jonathan and Kendall Spencer, granddaughters Roxanne Spencer, Suzanne Spencer and Julianne Spencer, great-grandchildren Ella Busby and Jayden Hopper, as well as 4 nephews and 2 nieces.

Pallbearers at his funeral service will be members of the Masonic Lodge. Honorary Pallbearers: Bob Bennett of Atlanta GA, Tom Hamil of Atlanta GA, Archie Worsham of Sulphur Springs TX, John C. Worsham of Sulphur Springs TX, Clint Spencer of Garland TX, Ivan Spencer of Winston-Salem NC, Willie Rowland of Wilmer TX, and Al Gonzalez of Shelbyville TN.

Arrangements are with Porter Funeral Home in Wortham, Tx.

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Vickie Soriano

  

A memorial service for Vickie Soriano, age 53, of Emory will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 12, 2013 at United Methodist Church in Emory. 

No formal visitation is scheduled.

Vickie Soriano passed away Tuesday evening, October 1, 2013 at her residence.  She was born in Wichita Falls May 11, 1960, the daughter of Richard Johnson and Annette Ward Johnson.  She married Fred Soriano in Las Vegas in 1988; he survives.  She was a dental technician and a member of United Methodist Church in Emory.

           

Other survivors include:  three sons, Dan Payne and wife Crystal of Mentone, California, Rick Payne and wife Lily of Beaumont, California and Mike Soriano and wife Brittany of Emory; her father Richard Johnson of Las Vegas and her mother, Annette Johnson of Emory; 12 grandchildren; brother, Stan Johnson of San Diego, California and sister, Denise Johnson of Loveland, Colorado.

           

           

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

 

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Hope Elizabeth Durant

Hope Elizabeth Durant, age 42, of Cumby passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at her residence.  She was born on August 10, 1971, the daughter of Jackie Rurak and Darlene Hughes Rurak.  She married Dathan Durant in Sulphur Springs, October 15, 1999; he survives.

           

Other survivors include:  two sons, Dustin Granger and Jacob Granger, both of Sulphur Springs; brother, Adam Rurak; mother, Darlene Jetton, both of Mt. Vernon and two nieces. 

She was preceded in death by her father.

           

No formal service is scheduled at this time.         

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

 

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Andrew Roberts

Andrew Roberts, 83, of Point, passed away Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 at his home.  He was born January 9, 1930 in Pittsburgh, PA to Thomas and Ann Patronie Roberts, Sr.   He married Frankie Deloris Jones in Rains County on April 30, 1962.  He retired from the United States Air Force, with rank of Master Sergeant, after 20 plus years of service.   

Survivors include: Daughters:  Sandra Armstrong and husband John of Omaha, NE; Karen Duvall and husband Tom of Cannonsburg, PA; Jan Roberts of Point, TX; Ann Rodriguez and husband George of Point, TX; Sons:  Donald Gene Roberts and wife Cindy of Point, TX; Drew Roberts and wife Susan of Point, TX; Brothers:  4 Grandchildren:  Scott, Courtney, Tamara, Thomas Jr., Nina, Dustyn, Zachary, Sandra, Micah, Jennifer, Andrew, Tiffani, Charles, and Fran Great-Grandchildren:  17; Numerous other loving family and friends 

Preceded by: Parents; Wife, January 2003; and 1 Granddaughter.

In Lieu of flowers please donate to charities of your choice.

Memorial Service planned for Saturday 10:00 AM at 5232 CR 3521, Quinlan, TX 75474. 

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

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Margie Nell Fritchman

Graveside service for Margie Nell Fritchman, 81, of Keller, formerly of Emory, will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at 1:00 pm in the Pilgrim Rest #2 Cemetery near Golden.


Mrs. Fritchman died Saturday at the Keller Oaks Healthcare. 


She was born January 26, 1932, in Alba, to Alfred and Evie Dixon Patrick. Later on in life, she married James Fritchman in Dallas.

Survivors include: Son:  Larry Douglas Warren of Emory Daughter:  Donna Elizabeth Bruskie, and husband Herman, of Ft. Worth Brother:  Bill Patrick, and wife Margie, of Roundrock Granddaughter:  Daphne Pape Great-Grandchildren:  Sabrina, Caelyn, and Sara Numerous other loving family and friends.

Preceded in death by:  Parents; 4 sisters and 2 brothers  

Graveside service under the direction of : Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home

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Gennela Jennings

Funeral services for Gennela B. Jennings,  age 91, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday, September 23, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Doyle Hayes officiating. 

Interment will follow at Sulphur Springs City Cemetery with Bryan Scott, Rodney Tucker, Robert Stevens, James Bland, Danny Jennings, Jimmy Stevens, Wilbon Johnson, Jeremy Hipp and Riley Jennings serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearer will be Leiland Walker. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, September 22, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel.  Mrs. Jennings passed away Thursday, September 19, 2013.  Mrs. Jennings was born on March 24, 1922 in Yantis the daughter of H. M.  and Loretta (Folmar) Bryant.  She married Olon Jennings and he preceded her in death.  Mrs. Jennings was a homemaker and of the Baptist Faith. 

She is survived by her children, Robert Jennings and wife Jane of Carrollton, TX, Martha Stevens of Kingwood, TX, Cheryl Barnett and husband Larry of Washington, UT, Barbara Bland and husband of Forney, TX, Diana Scott and husband Wayne, Linda Tucker and husband Archie, Ben Jennings and wife Patsy, Joe Jennings and wife Patricia and David Jennings all of Sulphur Springs, 28 grandchildren, 42 great- grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, sons, Richard Jennings and Larry Jennings, brother, Hammond McCall Bryant, Jr, sisters, Dorene Rhoades, Elizabeth Johnson and Dorthea Napoli.

Memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Ricky Mahaffey

Graveside service for Richard Carlson Mahaffey, 42, of Houston, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 21, 2013 at Ridgeway Cemetery with Dr. Jimmy Henry officiating.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, September 20, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Mahaffey passed away on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at his residence. He was born on July 20, 1971 in Nashville, TN to Noble “Pete” Cyril, Jr. and Edna Lee (Bowman) Mahaffey. He worked at Precinct 4 in Harris County as Reserve Constable for several years, and later worked as a club manager. He was of the Baptist faith.

Mr. Mahaffey is survived by his parents, brothers, Larry Hill and wife Julie of California, John Hill and wife Mary Ann of Houston, Randy Hill and wife Laura of Dallas, sisters, Odessa Lee Mahaffey of Deweyville, and Janice Johnson and husband Edward of Henderson.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Barbara Thompson

Funeral services for Barbara Thompson, age 72, of Sulphur Springs have been scheduled for Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Shannon Oaks Church. 

A visitation will be held Wednesday September 18, 2013 at Tapp Funeral Home from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. 

         

Arrangements under the direction of Tapp Funeral Home.

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Helen Smith

Funeral services for Helen Smith, age 89, of Sulphur Springs are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Ms. Smith passed away on Friday morning, September 13, 2013, at Rock Creek Health & Rehab.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Carol Jane Myers

Graveside service for Carol Jane Myers, 78, of Point, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at Emory City Cemetery with Bro. Doyle Hayes officiating.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, prior to service time, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Myers passed away Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Baylor in Dallas. She was born on May 19, 1935 in Kansas City, MO, the daughter of Glen and Esther (Freed) Thomas. She worked as an Education Assistant for Texas A&M University of Commerce. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Point. She married George Myers on February 27, 1965 in Lee Summit, MO. He survives.

In addition to her husband she is survived by son, Don Myers and wife Shelly of Sulphur Springs, grandchildren, Tate and Kaitlyn Myers, and sister-in-law, Peggy Thomas of Overland Park, KS.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Robert Thomas.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Salvation Army at donate.salvationarmyusa.org.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Kenneth Gregrory

Graveside services for Kenneth Gregory, of Yantis, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, September 16, 2013 at Yantis Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, September 15, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Gregory passed away September 12, 2013 in Quitman.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Billy Ray Roden

Funeral service for Billy Ray Roden will be held Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at 10:00 am, in the Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. 

Burial will follow in Azleland Cemetery, in Azle, at 3:30 pm.  Bro. Arlis Banks will officiate.

Mr. Roden died at his residence on Wednesday evening.  All of his family was there with him.  He had suffered a very long time. He was born on Oct. 6, 1934, in Ravena, to Thomas Monroe and Lela Rita Kirkpatrick Roden. He married Barbara Ann Bingaman, in Ft. Worth, on March 13, 1954. Mr. Roden worked for and retired from Bell Helicopter in Hurst. After retiring, he and his wife moved to Lake Fork where he could fish to his heart's content. Mr. Roden was a member of Lake Fork Baptist Church where he was a member of "Bro. David's Flock"  Sunday school class. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Haltom City-Riverside Lodge # 1331, and the Scottish Rite Free Masons Shriners.

Survivors include: Wife:  Barbara Ann Roden, of Emory Daughters:  Claudia Ownby, and husband Ed, of Ft. Worth, and                   Cindy Roden, of Euless Son:  Thomas Ray Roden, and wife, Monique, of Fr. Worth Sister:  Rita May Hestilow of Frankston Sister-in-law:  Barbara Ann Roden of Bandera Grandchildren:  Chris, Catherine, Trey, Drew, Paige, and Mason;  Great-Grandchildren:  6; Special Friend:  Bonnie Cottle.

Preceded in death by:  Parents; 3 brothers:  Claudie, Jack, and Henry; and 1 sister, Joe Etta Roden-Welch

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Elizabeth Courson

  

A funeral service for Elizabeth Courson, age 82, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel, with Brother Bruce Stinson officiating. 

Interment will follow at Pine Forest Cemetery, with Kevin Duerkson, Ernest Young, Bobby Bain, Calvin Bain, Keith Bain and Dale Sprague serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday, September 13, 2013.

           

Elizabeth Courson passed away Wednesday afternoon, September 11, 2013 at Carriage House Manor.  She was born in Pine Forest on October 30, 1930, the daughter of Cal Bain and Bobbie (Perkins) Bain.  She married Floyd “Cap” Courson in Pine Forest on December 6, 1947.  He preceded her in death in 1991.  She was a secretary at Northeast Texas Express and a member of Central Baptist Church.

           

Survivors include:  two sons, James Courson and wife Linda of Sulphur Springs and Leonard Courson and wife Kathy of Colorado Springs, Colorado; grandchildren, Michelle Tipps and husband Kevin, Amy Baskin, Stephanie Courson and Gretchen Muller and five great-grandchildren.  She was also preceded in death by daughter, Darla Nell Courson; two brothers, Noble Bain and Darrell Bain and her parents.

           

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Terry Riley

Funeral services for Terry Lynn Riley, age 59, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday,  September 15, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel  with Pastor Greg Hansen and Pastor Ron Smedley officiating. 

Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Kirk Reams, Darren Renshaw, Lance Hooten, Sean Modrall, James McIntier and David Nordin serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny “Elvis” Nordin, Joe Hooten, Walt Mannon, Tony Anglin and the employees of Hooten’s Hardware.  

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, September 13, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home.  

Terry passed away Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at Baylor Hospital in Dallas.  Terry was born on November 8, 1953 in Enid, OK, the son of Ivan “Tub” Riley and Venetta Lanning Riley.  He married Tonya Nordin on May 5, 1972 in Sulphur Springs, TX.  She survives.    Terry worked for Hooten’s Hardware in Quitman and before that worked for Jim Masters True Value for over 30 years.  He served as commissioner and president for the HCBBA for many years as well as coaching baseball.  For 4 years Terry served as president for Crimes Stoppers.    He was a member of His House Ministry. 

In addition to his wife Terry is survived by three sons, Brandon Riley and wife Brenda of Westminster, CO, Blake Riley and wife Diana of Royse City and Britt Riley of Winnsboro, one grandson, Jax Riley, two brothers, Doug Riley and wife Mary of Sidney, IL and Larry Riley and wife Shannon of Sulphur Springs, TX, one sister, Linda McIntier and husband Jim of Wichita, TX, and mother-in-law, Una Bill South. 

Memorials may be made to Morgan’s Mercy Mansion, 402 S. Chestnut, Winnsboro, TX,  75494. 

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Joe Pat Attaway

Joe Pat Attaway passed away at the age of 74, on September 9, 2013, after a six year battle with Multiple Myeloma. He was born in Sulphur Springs, TX, on December 7, 1938, to Thelma and Thomas Attaway and grew up on land setttled by his Great Grandfather in 1876. Upon completing an M.S. from East Texas State University, he served as an educator and administrator for Duncanville ISD for 35 years. He began ranching in 1953 and upon retirement, he ranched Hereford cattle full time.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, William Zane Attaway. He is survived by two daughters, Jana Attaway Swenke and husband Kenneth, and Cara Attaway Whitaker and husband Chris; and a grandchild, Story Blake Whitaker.

Services will be held Saturday, September 14, at 11:00 a.m., at First Baptist Church Chapel, 116 Oak Avenue, Sulphur Springs, Tx. Officiating will be Rev. Fred Lewis.

Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m., immediately following a family graveside service at the faily plot in Black Oak Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to Cal Farley's Boys Ranch (calfarley.org or 800-687-3722).

 

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Dora Ann Deaton

Dora Ann Deaton, age 71, of Sulphur Springs, TX passed away September 10, 2013 at her residence. She was born September 24, 1941, in Sulphur Springs, TX to Allen and Myrtle Chapman Deaton. Dora Ann was an employee of North East Texas Farmer’s Co-Op for 30+ years. She was of the Baptist faith.

Dora Ann is survived by her brothers and sisters-in-law Bill and Greta Deaton, Larry Don and Judy Deaton of Sulphur Springs, and Harold and Moverine Deaton of Dike. She is also survived by sister and brother-in-law Jo Ruth and Bill Hodge of Sulphur Springs. “Chub” also leaves behind her nieces and nephews: Melinda Deaton of Dike, Amy Lowrie of Athens, Debbie Tucker and husband, Terry of Abilene, David “Toots” Deaton and Sharon of Sulphur Springs, and Tammy Gamblin  and husband, Gregg of Mount Vernon; great nephews and nieces: Payton Lowrie, Will and Rynn Gamblin, Olivia and Reece Tucker. She is also survived by special caregivers: Myra McGill, Lawanda Rape, Rose Dial, and Cheryl Stewart.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, James Earl Deaton.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 12, 2013 at Emblem Cemetery with Rev. Fred Lewis officiating. Pallbearers will be Cecil Moore, Harold Ball, Billy McQueen, Roberto Rios, William Penson, and Chris Penson. Honorary pallbearer is Joe Elmore.

A special thanks to the ladies of Legacy Hospice for their love and care. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the Emblem Cemetery in care of Dudley Goggans, 1913 Raintree Circle, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Jessie Wade Cline

Funeral services for Jessie Wade Cline, age 30, of Terrell, TX, formerly of the Greenwood Community, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 12, 2013, at Harvey Funeral Home Chapel with Ricky Self officiating.  Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery with Ricky Self, Jr., Casey Self, Mikey Floyd, Tim Heddens, Jason Heddens, and David Cerventez serving as pallbearers.  

 

Visitation will be held at Harvey Funeral home on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m.

 

Mr. Cline died Sunday, September 8, 2013, in Terrell, TX.  He was born on January 23, 1983, in Sulphur Springs, TX, to Jessie Lee Cline and Sheri Ann Haberle Cline.  He worked in construction and attended the Church of Christ.

 

Survivors include his wife, Amber Owings, of Terrell; a daughter, Bailey Ann Cline, of Terrell; his father, Jessie Lee Cline, and step-mother, Serena Bell, of Terrell; his mother, Sheri Ann Cline, of Sulphur Springs; his paternal grandmother, May Nell Dixon, of Saltillo; his maternal grandmother, Sally Buchanan, of Springfield, IL; a brother, Adam Cline, of Mt. Vernon; two sisters, Brandi Davis of Rockwall, and Autumn Cline of Trenton; three nieces, Asra Cline, Aris Cline, and Kaylee Davis; and a nephew, Elis Davis.  He is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, James LeFay Cline, and his maternal grandfather, Clayton Ted Haberle. 

 

 

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Betty Richardson

  

A funeral service for Betty Richardson, age 70, of Mt. Vernon, will be conducted at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 12, 2013 with Rev. Troy Hollingsworth officiating. 

Interment will follow at Richland Cemetery, with Tommy Ball, Forest Reynolds, Forest Shoemaker, Eugene Crager, Daniel Fuller and Joe Marshall serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home

           

Betty Richardson passed away Monday afternoon, September 9, 2013 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler.  She was born in Lufkin on July 22, 1943, the daughter of Forest Richardson and Addie (Weatherford) Richardson.  She was married to Charles Shropshire, Jr.; he survives.  She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Temple in Mt. Vernon.

           

Other survivors include:  daughter, Dolores Reynolds and Jimmy of Lufkin; son, Curtis Shoemaker Danette of Pollok; two sisters, Violet Richardson and Chris Malmquist, both of Mt. Vernon; three brothers, Albert Richardson of Shreveport, Louisiana, Clint Richardson and Darrel Richardson, both of Lufkin; grandchildren, Addie Alexander, Rusty Redd and Forest Shoemaker and great-grandchildren, Wyatt and Tucker Alexander, Skyler, Bladin and  Barley Redd. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters, Estelle Hamilton, Mertie Collier and Effie Marshall.

           

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

 

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Della Goldsmith

  

A funeral service for Della Goldsmith, age 86, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 10, 2013, with Rev. Bradley Edge and Rev. Lee Huff officiating. 

Interment will follow at Ridgeway Cemetery, with Don Chapman, Jerrel Chapman, David Burns, Joseph Burns, Johnathon Goldsmith, Chris Vike, Arthur Luna and Hunter Burns serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Albert Underwood, Dwayne Baker, Ladarius Harrison and members of Calvary Baptist Church. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, September 9, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

Della Goldsmith passed away at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital Friday, September 6, 2013.  She was born in Birthright on November 21, 1926, the daughter of Jim Lewis Griffith and Izella Minnie Page.  She married J. L. Goldsmith in Sulphur Springs on December 15, 1946.  He preceded her in death in 2002.  She was a retired seamstress at H. D. Lee Company and a charter member of Calvary Baptist Church for over 60 years. 

           

Survivors include:  son, John Goldsmith and Kitty; daughters, Glenna Burns and Denny, all of Como; Vikki Reed of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Johnathan Goldsmith and Amanda, Misty Baker and Dwayne, Amanda Goldsmith, David Burns and Deborah, Julie Vike and Chris, Joseph Burns and Jennifer, Amy Luna and Arthur, Melanie Cline and Janet Reed; great-grandchildren, Maisie Harrison, Cassidy Luna, Morgan Burns, Hunter Burns, Baylie Vike, Emalie Vike, Madison Vike, Ben Vike, Elijah Burns, Peyton Burns, Charles Holder, Erich Holder, Shelby Holder, Mary Haddock, Gabby Goldsmith, Ally Goldsmith, Jaylee and James Lewis Goldsmith and one great-great-grandchild, Kylee Kapri Harrison.  She was preceded in death by two sisters, Thelma Chapman and Lillie Mae Burks and one brother, Jimmy Griffith. 

           

Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church and/or Ridgeway Cemetery Association.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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David Rowell

A memorial service will be held for David Allen Rowell, Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 2:30 p.m., at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. C. J. Duffey officiating. 

There will be no formal visitation. 

Inurnment will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. 

David passed away on Friday, September 6, 2013 at Rock Creek Rehabilitation Center.  He was 72 years young.  David was born July 24, 1941 in Seminole, Oklahoma to Otis E. Rowell and Fern E. Rowell.  He graduated from R. L. Turner High School in Carrollton, Texas in 1960.  He married Joan Lairson in Oklahoma in 1962.  She preceded him in death in 2003.  David had a passion and devotion for his Lord, his family, and his friends.  He  led by example and influenced many with his wisdom and love.  During his last days he was rejuvenated by a constant flow of family and friends, old and new.  One never had to ask directions to David’s room at Rock Creek, you just listened and followed the laughter.  He loved the camaraderie of games, especially Trivial Pursuits.  We believe it was because he knew all the answers!  He was an avid golfer inspired by his days of working with his brother Michael at the Columbian Club of Dallas and later as a caddy for golfers such as Lee Trevino.  We could write a book of David Rowell catch phrases, i.e. “born tired and never got rested”, “mighty deep subject for a shallow mind”, and in answer to “what are you up too?” the famous “bout a buck ninety five!”   He was worth so much more to us!! Even with inflation.  Up until 1980, David lived in Lexington, Oklahoma where with his wife Joan, he owned and operated Oklahoma Hermetics for a time and then was employed by Westinghouse A. C.  In 1980 he relocated to Sulphur Springs, Texas to work for a family owned business, Jon’s Custom Cabinets.  In 1996 he combined his lifelong passion for aviation and became a Master Craftsman in fabricating V.I.P. aircraft interiors. 

David is survived by three children,  son, Russell Allen Rowell of Erie, Colorado and daughters, Shelly Diane of Lexington, Oklahoma and Shannon Gayle of Norman, Oklahoma, eight grandchildren,  Jeff Craig Chilvers, Harlo Grace Rowell, Preslee Breidyn Rowell, Zach Pete Peterson, Courtney Nicole Peterson, Autumn Sky Plumley, River McCullough, Jayden Jarrell; two great-grandchildren, Alex and Paige Chilvers.  David is the oldest of six siblings and is survived by four brothers, Michael Rowell and wife Donna, Anthony Rowell,  Jon Rowell and wife Sandy, Mansel Rowell and one sister Beverly Morgan and husband Phil. 

He was preceded in death by his parents. 

Family request in lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org The family appreciates the love and care he received from Rock Creek Health and Rehab and Legacy Hospice. 

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Maxine HeardMaxine Lamar Taylor Heard

 

Funeral services for Maxine Lamar Taylor Heard, 90, of Quitman will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, Sept. 9th at Lowe Funeral Home Chapel with the Brother Fred Morrow officiating.

Burial will follow at Myrtle Springs Cemetery with Paul Shaw, Charles Hill, Gerald Heard, Kevin Taylor, Tony Taylor and Al Taylor, serving as Pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers are Wesley Boyce Taylor, Tommy Thurman, Adrian Taylor, Philip Taylor, Scott Taylor and Chris Taylor.

Family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM Sunday evening, Sept. 8th at the Funeral Home.

She was born April 28, 1923 in Wood County to Pink and Elthie Peoples Taylor. She married Cecil "Top" Heard who preceded her in death in 2005.

She was a caregiver and a homemaker and enjoyed working in her hobbies, stained glass and vegetable and flower gardening. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Quitman.

Maxine was preceded in death by parents, husband, brother Othal Taylor, Alvin Taylor, Troyce Taylor, and sisters, Myrtle Thurman, Eva Taylor, Jewell Shaw and Cecilia Hill Deel.

She is survived by a brother Wesley Boyce Taylor, many nieces and nephews and long time friend Jeri Stubblefield.

Arrangements are with Lowe Funeral Home.

 

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Joel "Joey" Schoenky

Funeral service for Joel "Joey" Baldwin Schoenky, 31, of Miller Grove will be held Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 2:00 PM in Emory, at the House of Prayer.  Bro. Kenneth Ishmael and Bro. Matt Miller will officiate. 

Burial will follow in the Greenview Cemetery.  

Visitation will be at the Wilson Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel in Emory on Tuesday evening 6:00-8:00 PM. 

Joey passed away in the early hours of Saturday morning, September 7th.     Joey, the son of Bill and Anita Schoenky, was born on December 12, 1981 in Dallas.  He was a 2004 graduate of Edgewood High School.  He was his Mama's pride and joy and a blessing to all who knew him.  

Survivors include: Mother:  Anita Schoenky of Miller Grove Sister:  Shannon Schoenky of Grapevine Brother:  Cole Schoenky Dennis of Vancouver, WA Grandparents:  M.J. and Barbara Mitchell of Wills Point; and Chuck and Marion Dennis of Myrtle Springs Numerous other loving family and friends  

Preceded By:  Daddy - William "Bill" Louis Schoenky in 2008; Grandparents:  Lon and Ruth Schoenky  

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Monty Gene Smith

Funeral service for Monty Gene Smith, 56, of Point will be held Monday, September 9, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Wilson Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel in Emory. Bro. Robert Burns will officiate.  

Burial will follow at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery #1. 

Visitation will be Sunday afternoon from 4:00 - 6:00 PM at the funeral home. 

Mr. Smith died Friday, September 6, 2013 at his home.     Mr. Smith was born to Bobby Lee and Patsy Lorraine Loflin Smith on December 31,1956 in Dallas.  He married Gloria Jean Grubb on June 10, 1989 in Point.  He was employeed at Haliburton in Carrollton, as a machinist, for 34 years.   

Survivors include: Wife:  Gloria of Point; Daughters:  Katherine Burrow, and husband Doug, of Rowlett, and Jennifer Minney, and husband Ryan, of Benton, AR; Parents:  Bob and Patsy Smith of Point; Mother-in-Law:  Hazel Grubb of Emory Sisters:  Karen Johnson of East Tawakoni, and  Sherrille Snyder, and husband Jimmy, of The Colony; Brother-in-law:  Randall Grubb of Royse City; Grandchildren:  Kayleigh Cantrell, Christopher Allen, Gareth Allen, Timothy Minney and Tyler Minney; Numerous other loving family and friends.

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.      

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Matthew Scott Kramer

A memorial service for Matthew Scott Kramer will be conducted at First United Methodist Church at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 7, 2013, with Rev. Pete Adrian and Rev. Debbie Riggsby officiating. 

No formal visitation is scheduled.

           

Matthew Scott Kramer passed away in Arapahoe County, Colorado on  Tuesday, September 3, 2013.  He was born in St. Joseph, Missouri on September 14, 1982, the son of John and Susy Kramer.  He was studying culinary arts at Johnson & Wales University and was an entry level chef at the Inverness Hotel in Englewood, Colorado.  He played baritone and tuba throughout high school and was active in Boy Scouts, attended the National Jamboree and trekked Philmont Boys Ranch.  He also achieved the Order of the Arrow and the rank of Eagle Scout.         

Other survivors include:  son, Andrew Jacob Kramer of Sulphur Springs; two brothers, Jeffrey Kramer and wife Heather of Washington, D.C. and Stephen Kramer of Oklahoma City; sister, Sarah Kramer of Sulphur Springs and grandparents, Bob and Arminta Bower of Overland Park, Kansas. 

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Stan and Dorothy Kramer.

           

Having loved the mountains and being outdoors, he is being cremated and his ashes will be scattered in the Rocky Mountains.

           

Memorials may be made to the Jacob Kramer education fund at Guaranty Bond Bank.

Local arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Judy Laub

Judith Ann Laub passed away peacefully on September 3, 2013 after a prolonged illness. She was born April 18, 1947, the daughter of John and Laura Feuerborn. One of ten children, Judy is preceded in death by both parents, brothers John, Richard, James, Charles, and Timothy, as well as her sister Patricia.

She is survived by her sisters, Susan, Mary, and Theresa, her husband, William Laub, her son, Christopher Neal, and numerous nieces and nephews.  

Known and loved for her vibrant spirit and boundless energy, Judy has a wide circle of friends and is admired for her service to others and many accomplishments. As a young woman, she worked as one of the first female real estate appraisers in Oklahoma City, and eventually took over operation of Feuerborn Real Estate. Later, as a business leader working in Human Resources, she was active in the American Business Women's Association. Taking an interest in emergency medicine, she became a licensed EMT and worked in health care in this capacity and as a hospital administrator. Most recently, Judy was active with the Pilot Club and the Sulphur Springs (TX) Symphony League.

Intelligent and capable, charismatic and kind, loving and devoted, Judy was quick to embrace a new challenge, her vibrant and infectious spirit inspiring all who knew her. A committed wife and loving mother and sister, she expressed her love for family easily and freely. Judy was a devout Catholic, attending St. Damien Catholic Church as long as she was able. A shining light in this world, she is deeply loved and her presence will be missed.  

Services will be held on Friday, September 6th at 10:00 a.m. at the Resurrection Cemetery Chapel, with a fellowship gathering to follow.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, respects be paid by making a donation to the health care charity of your choice. Internment will be alongside many of her Feuerborn family at Resurrection Cemetery, as her spirit rejoices with those who have gone before her, and her Lord Jesus Christ in Heaven.

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Bailey Denae Gasch

Funeral services for Bailey Denae Gasch age, 21, a student at Tarleton State University, Stephenville and formerly of Cooper will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the Cooper High School Gymnasium with Rev. Jeff Bishop officiating. Burial will follow at the Evergreen Cemetery in Paris with Jordan Thompson, Curtis Moore, Daniel Weber, Eli Mauldin, Will Macon, Chris Clark, Kip Sontag, Jeff Rich, Daniel Foster, Kaleb Estep, and Allen Jones serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be held at 6 PM Friday September 6, 2013 at the Delta Funeral Home in Cooper.

Bailey died Friday, August 30, 2013 at John Peter Smith Hospital in Ft. Worth.

She was born on June 9, 1992 in Dallas, TX the daughter of Sherry Lynn Hunter Gasch and Greg Alan Gasch.

She was a senior at Tarleton State University majoring in Animal Production with an emphasis in Equine Science. She was employed as a breeding assistant at ESMS on the Brazos working with Equine Reproduction. Bailey graduated from Cooper High School in 2010. She was a great student and was a member of the National Honor Society. Throughout her life, Bailey was involved in and participated in dance, gymnastics, softball, cheer leading, basketball, track, cross country, many rodeos, and spent countless hours at the field house supporting and assisting the football team. Bailey was also a member of the Cross Trail Cowboy Church in Fairlie. During her time on earth, Bailey excelled at anything she touched. She was due to graduate college early in December 2013. Bailey was eager and looking forward to beginning a new phase in her life. Bailey will forever be remembered by her beautiful smile and loving and kind spirit. She was loved by all that were fortunate enough to have known her and touched everyone, including one who had never even met her.

She is survived by her mother; Sherry Gasch of Paris, father, Greg Gasch of Paris; brother Codi Gasch and sister Logan Gasch both of Paris. Special friend Ethan Crumby; Maternal grandparents Randolph and Faye Hunter of DeSoto, Paternal grandmother Jane Gasch of Euless, Aunt Laurie Hunter, cousins Brenden, Ashlyn, Jaedyn and several aunts, uncles and cousins, and a host of other loving family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her Paternal grandfather Bill Gasch.

 

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M.J. Anglin

M. J. Anglin, age 76, passed away Monday morning, September 2, 2013, at Sunny Springs Nursing Home.  He was born in Grand Saline on June 13, 1937, the son of Raymond Anglin and Alice (Bailey) Anglin.  He was a handyman and a member of the Baptist faith.

           

Survivors include:  sister, Linda Butler; of Saltillo; brother, Roland Anglin of El Paso and several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Louise McGee, Ruby Anglin and Melody Wilkinson; brother L. J. Anglin and two children.

           

A memorial service will be conducted at a later date.

Cremation arrangements are with Murray-Orwsoky Funeral Home.

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Lyna Bryant

Funeral services for Lyna Jane Bryant, 58, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 6, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Tim Eden officiating.

Interment will follow at Sulphur Springs City Cemetery with Juan Olvera, Reed Bryant, Roger Thompson, Roy Thompson, Josh Hans, and Rodney “Moose” Worley serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, September 5, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Bryant passed away on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at Paris Regional Medical Center in Paris, TX. She was born on March 14, 1955 in New Castle, Pennsylvania to Glenn W. and Estella (Adams) Thompson. She married Roger Bryant on September 29, 1979 in Ft. Worth, TX. He survives. She received her Masters’ Degree from TCU. Mrs. Bryant was organist, pianist, and secretary at Our Savior Lutheran Church. She was involved in the Community Bible Study. She taught music at Douglas Intermediate and ECLC. She gave private music lessons, played the harp, and was a member of the North East Texas Choral Society.

In addition to her husband, she is also survived by her mother, Estella Thompson, son, Reed Bryant of Sulphur Springs, daughters, Lauren Olvera and husband Juan of Sulphur Springs, Leslie Hans and husband Josh of Dallas, grandchildren, Jasmine, Maya, and Adrian Olvera, brothers, Roger Thompson and wife Reggie of Chattanooga, TN, and Roy Thompson and wife Pat of Baltimore, MD.

She was preceded in death by her father, Glenn Thompson, and brother, Russell Thompson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 1000 Texas Street, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

 

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James Rose

James (Jayme) Lee Rose, age 37, of Canton passed away Monday, September 2, 2013,  James was born in Portland, OR on January 29, 1976 to Philip Mark and Cynthia Ann Rosenboom Rose, Sr.  James attended Grace Bible Fellowship Church.  Arrangements are under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home,
Survived by:
  Daughter: Ella Wenger of Oregon
Mother: Cynthia Kuykendall and husband Coy of Canton
Father: Philip Mark Rose, Sr. and wife Kristin of Beaverton, OR
Brothers: Philip Mark Rose, Jr. of Prairieville,
               Josh Kuykendall of Alba
               Garrett Rose of Beaverton, OR
               Austin Rose of Beaverton, OR
Sisters:  Kristen Yarborough and husband Jr. of Emory
              Jennifer Davis of Fruitvale                Robin Cluck of Van                Kara Stewart of Beaverton, OR

Grandmother: Delores Rosenboom of Gresham, OR Grandfather: Bob Rose and wife Shirley of Keizer, OR   Numerous other loving family and friends.

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Billie Jo Chastain

Graveside service for Billie Jo Chastain, age 85, of Whitewright, will be conducted at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at Emory City Cemetery.  Bro. Billy Smith will officiate.

Mrs. Chastain died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at her home near Tom Bean. She was born May 10, 1928, in Emory, to Herman and Annie Lou Lorene Adair Chastain. She later married Orhen James "O.J." Chastain, in Tyler, on Oct. 22, 1947. Mrs. Chastain was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

Survivors include: Sons:  Boyd Ray Chastain of Sherman and Eddie Joe Chastain of Whitewright Brother:  Clarence Bellah of Whitehouse, Sister: Janelle Corley of Longview; Grandchildren:  Cory Joe CHastain; Heather Ruth Chastain; Adam Joe Chastain; Alexander Weston Chastain; Andrew Dylan Chastain   Great-Grandchildren:  David Ray Black III; Tristian Colby Chastain; Nikki Backest; Cora Belle Chastain; Dawson Wayne Black; and Mackenzie Rae Chastain.

Preceded in death by:  Parents; husband, in 2011; and 1 Brother, Howard Bellah

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orworsky Funeral Home.

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Remsynn White

Funeral services for Remsynn Elise White, infant daughter of Robert Lynn, JR. and Ashlie Brooke Newman White, will be held at West Oaks Funeral Home, Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Terry Sparks officiating.

There will be no formal visitation.

Remsynn was born August 16, 2013 in Ansbach, Germany, where her parents are stationed with the US Army. She passed away on Friday, August 16, 2013, in Ansbach Germany.

In addition to her parents, she is also survived by her sister Saefrin Jade White, grandparents, Bob White SR. and Dana Jones, April Morgan and Chris, great-grandparents June Jones and Patricia McManus.  Great-great grandmother Irene Tanton. Numerous aunts and uncles.


Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Betty Sprague

Surrounded by her family, Betty Ruth Taylor Sprague passed away Saturday, August 31st at her home in Sulphur Springs.  Visitation will be at West Oaks Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 3rd from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.  Services will be held at First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs on Wednesday, September 4th at 10:00 AM and will be officiated by Reverends Mark Bryant and Fred Lewis.  Burial will follow at Old Saltillo Cemetery. 

 

Betty Ruth Sprague (Miss Betty) was born September 27, 1931 in Saltillo, Texas.  She was the first of eight children born to Holley Taylor and Flora Crane Taylor.  She always loved being a second mother to these siblings.  She married Steve H. Sprague on November 27th, 1949 in Greenville, Texas.  He preceded her in death on October 31st, 2003.  The couple raised their four sons in the Pine Forest community among good friends and neighbors.  She was employed at the Como-Pickton School District for 28 years where she was cheer leader and pep squad sponsor for 11 of those years.  She often said that she hopes there will be a yellow school bus in Heaven as she rode one so often here on earth.  She also hopes that the bus will have a nice soft recliner for her so she will be more comfortable!  One of her favorite activities was countless hours of playing cards and dominoes with family and friends. (She tended to always win, was suspect score keeper and her grandchildren might say…….was a poor loser)!

 

Mrs. Sprague was a member of First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs and the Joy Sunday School class.  Her family will be forever grateful to the members of her class for their prayers, loyalty, support and eternal friendships.

 

Survivors include her four sons: Steven Sprague and spouse Brenda of Alexandria, Virginia; Richard Sprague and spouse Vicki of Waco; Chuck Sprague of Dallas; and Scott Sprague and spouse Carole of Forney.  She is also survived by nine grandchildren who were proud to call her Nana: Holly Green and spouse Keith of Rockwall; Ben Sprague and spouse Emily of Alexandria, Virginia; Hannah Van Dyke and spouse Ross of Waco; Heather Kimball and spouse Brian of Royce City; Tarah Tristan and spouse Jonathan of Dallas; Tim Sprague of New York City; Ty Sprague of Waco; Paige Sprague of Corpus Christi; and Hunter Sprague of Forney. 

 

Seven great grandchildren survive; Sophia, Lola, Beckham & Hendrix Green; and Jack, Charlie & Henry Kimball.

 

Three sisters and one brother survive; Pat Johnson of Sulphur Springs; Joyce Marchi and spouse Gino of Galveston, Brenda Hurst of San Angelo and Harold Wayne Taylor of Mt. Vernon.  One sister-in-law, Frances Sprague Miller Barnes of Floydada, Texas also survives. 

 

Mrs. Sprague was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one brother, Zack Taylor; and two sisters, Billie Marie Cockrell and Margaret May.

 

The family would like to thank Legacy Hospice and all of the caregivers and sitters who gave such dedicated and devoted care.  These include Esther Vaughn, Donna Camacho, Cheryl Stewart and Linda Villela.  They all went beyond the call of duty and we will be forever grateful.  Also, thanks to Dr. Darren Arnecke and his staff for their excellent care through the years. 

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society. 

 

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Mike Hipp

Memorial services for Terry Michael Hipp, age 65, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 2,2013, at First Baptist Church, with Pastor Mark Bryant officiating.

Interment will follow services at Shooks Chapel Cemetery. Honorary pallberarers will be the Serving Six Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, September 1, 2013, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mike passed away on Friday evening, August 30, 2013, at his residence. He was born on December 14, 1946, in Littlefied, Texas, to Robert and Helen Cowart Hipp. He graduated from Olton HIgh School, in 1965. He also graduated from Howard Payne University in 1969, with a chemistry degree and from the University of Texas in Austin, in 1975, with a pharmacy degree. He recently retired from Hopkins County Memorial Hospital as a hospital pharmacist. He was also a retail pharmacist for WalMart and Brookshire's and and was a high school science teacher, prior to entering pharmacy. He was a member of First Baptist Church and the Hopkins County Genealogical Society.


Mike married LaVerna Duck, on August 24, 1958, in Lubbock, Texas. She survives. He is also survived by his children: Teri Meskiemen and husband Jason of McKinney, and Jamie and wife Jenny of Corinth, TX; grandchildren, Noah, Landry, McKenna, and Hunter Meskimen of McKinney, and Jordan, Taylor, and Karis Hip of Corinth; a sister, Karen Hipp of Sulphur Springs; and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Nell and Ray Duck of Sulphur Springs.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Missions Offerings of First Baptist Church, 116 Oak Avenue, Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Jay Paul Gordon

Funeral service for Jay Paul Gordon, 36, of Sulphur Springs, TX will be held at 11:00 a. m. Friday, September 6, 2013 at Mitchell Chapel C.O.G.I.C. 402 Jackson   Street in Sulphur Springs. Supt. Nelson  Gatlin providing Words of Comfort.  

Burial will follow at Mel Haven Cemetery with Michael Edwards, Aundre Glenn, Sr., Brian Kelly, TC Abron, Corey Spigner, Kwaesi Palmer, Damione Lewis, and Chad Pegues serving as pallbearers.

  

There will be no formal visitation however Jay Paul will lay in state all day Thursday from 9 a.m. til 8 p.m. at Mason & Mason Mortuary.

   

Jay Paul died Thursday, August 29, 2013 in Belton, TX. Jay Paul Gordon was born on October 26, 1976 in Sulphur Springs, the son of Jimmie and Sue Henley Gordon.   

  

 Jay Paul graduated Sulphur Springs High School in 1995 as a Wildcat and later attended the University of Miami. Jay Paul in partnership with his father worked in the Lawn Service business. 

   

Jay Paul was a faithful member of Lord’s way C.O.G.I.C.

    

Jay Paul leaves to cherish his memories:  one son, Jacovy Paul Gordon; father, Jimmie Joe Gordon, Sr.; mother, Sue Henley Gordon; one brother, Jimmie Joe Gordon, Jr.; four sisters, Venda Wright, Venita Gordon, Judy Sharp and Lisa Gordon; and a host of uncles, aunts, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements are with Mason & Mason Mortuary.

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Travis Bounds

Funeral services for Travis Bounds, Jr., age 65, of Hagansport, will be held at 10:00 a.m Friday, August 30, 2013, at Harvey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jack Culpepper, Sr. officiating.  Burial will follow at Hagansport Cemetery with Rocky Bounds, Randy Bounds, Russell Bounds, Jackie Culpepper, Jr., John Turner, and Joe Taylor serving as pallbearers. Stevie Cooper and Steven Jean will serve as honorary pallbearers. 

 

Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 29, 2013, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

 

Mr. Bounds died Friday, August 23, 2013, in Seminole, Texas.  He was born on November 9, 1947, to Travis Duette Bounds, Sr. and Dorthey Crowston.  He married Melba Ruth Stephens in Hagansport on June 25, 1966.  He was a retired truck driver.

 

Survivors include his wife, Melba Bounds, of Seminole; sons Randy Bounds of Seminole and Russell Bounds of Waxahachie; a daughter, Kristie Bounds Culpepper of Seminole; two sisters, Sandra Taylor of Hagansport and Linda Ruth Bethard of Daphnie Praire; 8 grandchildren: Miranda, Brandi, Rocky, Randy Jr., Kasie Jean Bounds, and Cassondra, Courtney, and Cassie Jennings; and 6 great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

Arrangements are with Harvey Funeral Home, Mt. Vernon.

 

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Debra Nowlin

Visitation for Debra F. Nowlin, 56, of Sulphur Springs will be held 9:00 a.m. til 9::00 p.m. Friday, August 30, 2013 and a formal visitation will be held from 6 p.m. til 8:00 p.m. Saturday, August 31, 2013 at

Mason & Mason Mortuary.   200 Putman Street in Sulphur Springs. 

A pending Memorial Service will be held for Mrs. Nowlin at the Lighthouse Church where Bro. N. Cochran is the presiding Pastor and Bro. R.M. Hayes is conducting the Eulogy.

Mrs. Nowlin died Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.  She was born on November 19, 1956 in Tunica, Mississippi, the daughter of Benjamin and Lillie Faye Bumpus Baldwin. Both parents preceded her in death. 

  

Mrs. Nowlin was a member of Jesus Name Full Gospel Church and worked as a Cook at The Pitt Grill in Sulphur Springs.

  

She leaves to cherish her memories: one daughter, Brenda Smith; one son, Bryan Goins; three granddaughters; one great granddaughter; and three sisters.

Arrangements are with Mason & Mason M0rtuary.

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Jason Tadlock

Jason Allen Tadlock age, 32, of Campbell, Texas died on Wednesday, August 28, 2013.  He was born on February 16, 1981 in Pittsburg, Texas to Randy Allen and Julie Ann Grey Tadlock. 

 

Jason was of the Baptist Faith and graduated from Cumby High School.   He was the owner and operator of JT&L Enterprises. 

 

He is survived by his son Landon Allen Tadlock, and Landon’s mother Tiffany Tadlock, his father Randy Allen Tadlock and wife LeAnn of Sulphur Springs, brother Randy Tadlock of Campbell, sister Jennifer Haynes of Lone Oak, grandmother Carol Tadlock, and numerous other family members.  

 

He is preceded in death by his mother and grandfather Wayne Tadlock.

 

Visitation will be held on Friday, August 30, 2013 at R. W. Owens & Son Funeral Home in Wolfe City, Texas from 6:00 till 8:00 P.M.

 

Funeral Services will be conducted by Brother Monte Weaver on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at Cross Trails Cowboy Church located at 4761 FM 1563 Fairlie, Texas just west of Commerce off of Hwy 11. 

 

 Interment will follow at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Ladonia, Texas with Cody Kinsey, Jacob Metcalf, Matt Romans, Ty Romans, Randy Tadlock, and Jonathan Crumpton.  Honorary pallbearers will be Dale Jones, Curtis McMennamy, Trey Haynes, Tyler Crumpton, and Landon Tadlock. 

 

Services are with R. W. Owens & Son Funeral Home in Wolfe City.

 

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Jerry Dabbs

Funeral services for Jerry Dabbs, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 31, 2013, at Morning Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

Visitation will be Friday, August 30, 2013, at West Oaks Funeral Home, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Interment will follow services in Restlawn Memorial Park.

With direct instruction from “The Owner of the Team,” Life Coaches H.V. and Birdie Dabbs were given the play book of life to instruct their children. Jerry’s adventurous t journey began April 16, 1958. Weighing in well over 9 lbs, they knew this child was destined to succeed in the game of life. The race before his would be filled with events of wonder, surprise and many times, disappointments. Nonetheless, he tackled each task diligently, accomplishing insurmountable odds and reaching immeasurable milestones, both athletically and in his professional work ethics; every circumstance and situation encountered with integrity, humility and sincerity. Each friendship formed became a lasting relationship. The final task was fulfilled early Monday morning, ending a victory and joy as he finished the game.


Jerry’s formal education began with Ms. Laurice’s Kinder Day School, Fredrick Douglass Elem., Houston Elem., Sulphur Springs Middle and High School receiving multiple honors both academic and as a gifted athlete. With the grace of God, he overcame a traumatic football injury and continue to attend East Texas State University until the second semester of his senior year. Jerry began learning the Concrete Construction Business at the young age of 9 years old, following his Dad to job sites at every chance! He united with his family cornerstone, Morning Chapel Baptist Church by the age of 10.He participated in related activities such as the Sunshine Band under the guidance of Sis. Mary Ross.


Jerry began developing his Life Team as he married Debra Kay Jose in August 31, 1979 with the addition of Jerrika Rene Dabbs. His second marriage to Jeanine Blackaby in 1993, adding more teammates, Bryan Rey Blackaby and Jerrin Vaughn Dabbs. At this point he encompassed 5 team members. Clearly, now he required 11 players to meet the requirements for the life. Daughter Jerrika added three to his squad; Khavon, Khalob and Jhalyiaha Wilkens. Daughter Marcia Finney added Sean and Megan Dial. Now the team is complete! Inspiring to have a secure bench, nephews John “Toby” and Jonas “Einstein” Davis support him as Tri-Captains.


Jerry’s Christian journey is now complete all plays have been instructed and executed, the game is up to them. He was won the most prestigious and victorious award of all in the presence of His Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.


Jerry leaves on this side, wife Deb\bra K. Dabbs and daughter Jerrika Dabbs-Wilkens ( Sulphur Springs, TX), Jeanine Johnson and sons JerrinVaugh Dabbs ( California, MD) and Bryan Rey Blackaby (Hampton, VA) one sister, Vickie (John) Davis Sr. ( Corpus Christi, TX) two nephews, John Davis Sr. and Jonas V. Davis (Corpus Christi, TX), three aunts, Betty J. Johnson(Arlington TX), Ollie Montgomery, (Ft. Worth, TX), Adopted aunts, Bernice Brown and Dorothy Thomas (Como, TX) and Amanda McHenry (Ft. Worth, TX) God sisters, Nancy Carole Castle 9 San Moreno , CA) Jackie Rutherford, (Sulphur Springs, TX) Adopted sisters, Rowena Johnson, Barbara Dial and Armie Wade. Numerous loved and devoted cousins and friends.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Jose Cardona

Funeral services for Jose Marino Cardona, age 75, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 31, 2013, at the St. James Catholic Church with Rev. Maria Susai Avula officiating. 

Burial will follow at the Sulphur Springs City Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 PM Friday, August 30, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home in Sulphur Springs.

Mr. Cardona died Sunday, August 25, 2013 at Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler. He was born on July 29, 1938 in Jerecuaro, Guanajuato, Mexico the son of Juan and Jovita Garcia Cardona.  He married Esperanza Aguilar in Guanajuato, Mexico and she survives. Mr. Cardona worked in the Landscaping business and was a member of St. James Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife Esperanza Aguilar Cardona of Sulphur Springs, two sons; Mario Cardona of Sulphur Springs and Oscar Cardona of Rogers, AR; five daughters; Elia Cardona of Denver, CO, Leticia Cardona of Rogers, AR, Juana Mirella Cardona, Maria Elvia Cardona  and Ana Luz Cardona all of GTO, Mexico, four brothers; Kintil Cardona, and Rogelio Cardona both of California, Isreal Cardona of Tijuana, Mexico and Armando Cardona of Dallas, four sisters; Ingracia Cardona, Eva Cardona, Herninia Cardona, Angelina Cardona all of Dallas and Teresa Cardona of GTO, Mexico, forty six grandchildren, thirty great-grandchildren also survive.

He was preceded in de

ath by his parents; a son Adolfo Cardona; three brothers Juan, Umaro, and Eliberto Cardona and one sister Adella Cardona.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Sybil Ragan

Funeral services for Sybil Edna Ragan, 82, of Katy, TX, formerly of Sulphur Springs and Mesquite, will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, August 29, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home with Dr. Jimmy Henry officiating.

Interment will follow at South Liberty Cemetery with Jason Harrison, Dustin Blaylock, Eugene Heggan, and Heather Robinson serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to service time.

Mrs. Ragan passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2013 in Houston, TX. She was born on November 17, 1930 in Tahoka, TX, the daughter of Ernest Taylor and Mary Lou (Robinson) Cawthron. She married Joe Kenneth Ragan on November 15, 1948 in Tahoka, TX. He preceded her in death on August 28, 1992. She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Mesquite. She retired from the City of Mesquite after 32 years.

She is survived by her children, Joretta Nolan and husband Lawrence, Sandra Robinson and husband Michael, grandchildren, Michelle Harrison and husband Jason, Heather Robinson, Denise Heggan and husband Eugene, Dustin Blaylock, great-grandchildren, Caleb, Noah, Brooke, and Eli Heggan, Thomas and Nicole Harrison, and sister, Winona Jones of Lubbock, TX.

In addition to her husband, she is also preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers, E.T. Cawthron, Jr. and Kenneth Cawthron.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Charles Swinnea

Mr. Charles Edward Swinnea, age 81 of Emory died Sunday, August 25, 2013 in Ennis.

Graveside service will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, August 28, 2103 at Bright Star Cemetery in Wills Point.
 
He was born January 11, 1932, in  Stranger, TX  to Henry Sullivan and Mary Katherine Martin Swinnea.
 
He was a truck driver for a retail grocery store.  

Survivors include:
Brother: Jack Swinnea of Bristol, Texas Friend: Patti Thetford of Emory
Numerous other family and friends.
Preceded in death by:  Parents and wife in 2004

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Jimmy Don Allen

 Funeral services for Jimmy Don Allen, age 52, of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel, at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 27, 2013, with Aaron Huddleston officiating. 

Interment will follow at Richland Cemetery, with Bryan Busby, Jr. Hinton, Blake Fisher, Kris Koon, Randy Koon, Steve Mitchell, Walt Gamblin  and Mark McGahee serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, August 26, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

Jimmy Don Allen passed away at his residence Friday evening, August 23, 2013.  He was born in Sulphur Springs on March 27, 1961, the son of Billy Jack Allen and Roxie Joy (Cobb) Allen.  He married Crystal Dawn Preiss in Weaver on September 26, 2003; she survives.  He was the owner of Southern Milk Testing Company  and a member of Seymore Church of Christ. 

           

Other survivors include:  four sons, Richard Allen and wife Angela, James Allen, all of Sulphur Springs, Colte McCorkle and wife Stephanie of Mineola and Connor McCorkle of Lewisville; his parents; two brothers, Robert Allen and wife Kathy of Combine and Bill Allen of Bryan; sister, Laura Burton and husband Tommy of Troup and grandchildren, Bailey Allen, Machelle Allen, Kyleigh Allen, Kyrsten Allen, Phoebe McCorkle and Enoch McCorkle. 

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, O. D. and Una Faye Allen and Henry O. and Lola Cobb.

           

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Modene Sachs

Funeral services for Modene  “Mamadene” Alexander Sachs, age 93, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 1:00 p.m.,   Monday, August 26, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tommy Johnston officiating.   

Interment will follow at Sulphur Springs City Cemetery with Amin Araim, Anival Aguliar, Michael Wallis, Hunter Wallis, Tony Martin, and Kevin Harrington serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, August 25, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home   

Mrs. Sachs passed away Saturday, August 24, 2013 at Rock Creek Health and Rehab.   She was born April 16, 1920, in Posey,  the daughter of Floyd D. and Lena Mae Williams Alexander. She married William Allen Sachs on November 18, 1944 in Sulphur Springs, TX. He preceded her in death. She was a member of First Baptist Church and a homemaker.  She member of the Ladies Auxiliary.  She was also avid grandchild enthusiast and known as Mamadene to all who knew her

She is survived by her children, William Don Sachs and wife Gail of Sulphur Springs, Kay Harrington and husband Charles of Jackson, TN, Lisa Hooten and husband Joe of Sulphur Springs, sister, Ava Martin of Sulphur Springs. Grandchildren, Chad Sachs and wife Sandy of Sulphur Springs, Brandy Sachs and partner Erin Frees of Ft. Worth, Kristin Walton of Sulphur Springs, Regina Giguere and husband Bryan of Winnsboro,  Jennifer Anders and Cory Adamek of Mt. Pleasant, Cody Hooten and wife Chanda of Arkadelphia, AR, Michael Wallis and wife Amanda of Dike, Stephen Wallis and wife Teresa of Sulphur Springs, Kevin Harrington and wife Kay of Sulphur Springs, Jeff Harrington of Houston,  great-grandchildren, Rowdy Sachs, Ragan Sachs, Matthew Walton, Jace Walton, Zander Frees, Huston Hooten, Hayden Hooten, Hunter Wallis, Taylor Wallis, Cody Wallis, Vivian Beasley, Clint Payne, Colt Hooten, Josh Harrington, Kali Harrington, and Amanda Ellis, Great-great grandchildren; Bailey Harrington, Madison Ellis, along with numerous nieces and nephews.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, son, Reggie Lynn Sachs, brother, J. D. Alexander, grandsons, Jimmy Hooten and Robert Castleberry.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Infant Baxter Twins

Private graveside services for Mason James and Ainsley Marie Baxter, infant twins of William Robert Baxter and Caitlin Marie Malloy, will be held at Brashear Cemetery with Bro. David Burns officiating.

Mason and Ainsley passed away on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at Hunt Regional Medical Center in Greenville.

In addition to their parents, they are also survived by brother, Hayden Lee Baxter, paternal grandparents, William Allen Baxter and wife Carol of Cumby, Vonna Mistretta of Greenville, maternal grandparents, Jill Finn and husband John of New Hampshire, Kevin Malloy and Peggy Mahoney of Holliston, MA, seven uncles and two aunts.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Veneda Kincaid

Funeral services for Veneda J. Kincaid, age 75, of Yantis have been scheduled for Friday, August 23,2013 at 2:00PM at Tapp Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Ragsdale officiating. 

Interment will follow in Yantis Cemetery with B.J. Billings, Justin Furstenburg, Jeff Walker, Mike Bustillo, Kenneth Kincaid, and Troy Austin serving as pallbearers. Her grandchildren will be serving as honorary pallbears. 

A visitation will be held Thursday evening, August 22,2013 at Tapp Funeral Home from 6:00PM to 8:00PM.

         

Veneda Kincaid was born the daughter of David and Josie Tidwell. She married Thomas Kincaid in Dallas, TX in June of 1956.  He survives. She was a retired Telephone Operator and was a member of the Lakeside Assembly of God in Alba. Mrs. Kincaid passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at her residence.

         

Survivors include daughters, Sheryl Furstenberg and Susan Christian; sisters, Shirley Hill, Uvonne Ross, Bonnie Lantrip, Mary Tidwell, and Barbara Sorenson; brothers, David Tidwell and Danny Tidwell; grandchildren B.J. Billings, Ashley Billings, Laci Billings, Staci Austin, Justin Furstenberg, Rickki Meridith, Brandie Maqueda, Keisha Bush, and Kiristian Christian; and thirteen great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

Arrangements are under the direction of Tapp Funeral Home.

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Hermino Zarco

Funeral services for Herminio Zarco, age 59, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 24, 2013, at the St. James Catholic Church with Rev. Maria Susai Avula officiating. 

Burial will follow at the Sulphur Springs City Cemetery with Carlos Torres, Fabriziano Samano, Francisco Zarco, Thomas Zarco, Eros Pineda, and Gabriel Barajas serving as pallbearers.  

 Mr. Zarco will be available for viewing at West Oaks Funeral Home in Sulphur Springs on Thursday, August 22, 2013 until 5 pm. The family will receive friends at their residence on Friday, August 23, 2013. Mr. Zarco died Monday, August 19, 2013 in Delta County.  He was born on December 10, 1953 in Agua Santa, Michoacan, Mexico, the son of Thomas Zarco and Guillerminia Fuerte.  He married Consuelo Barajas on April 21, 1976 in Michoacan, Mexico.  He was a Ranch Worker and of the Catholic Faith.  

Survivors include his wife, Consuelo Barajas Zarco; two sons, Francisco Zarco of Sulphur Springs and Thomas Alfredo Zarco of Chicago, IL; a daughter, Yanet Zarco of Yantis; two sisters, Magdalena Samano of Michigan, and Micaela Vargas of Mexico City; and five grandchildren, Christopher, Axel and Ashanti Pineda, and Pamela and Allan Zarco. 

He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Alfredo Zarco.

 

Arrangements are with Delta Funeral Home.

 

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Olen Townsend

  

A funeral service for Olen Townsend, age 89, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 24, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Neal Cochran officiating. 

Interment will follow at Sherley Cemetery, with Mark Swanson, David Swanson, Dr. Chris Hammonds, Jordan Jones, Deke Jones, Juddson Maloney, Bradford Diener and Derek Dickson serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, August 23, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

Olen Townsend passed away Tuesday evening, August 20, 2013 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.  He was born in Mahoney on March 14, 1924, the son of George James “Tod” Townsend and Mattie Alverta (Johnson) Townsend.  He was a retired maintenance worker for Rockwell International and he was of the Pentecostal faith.

           

Survivors include:  four daughters, Kathy Swanson and husband Lanoy, Janie Patton, Betty Jones and husband Roger, all of Sulphur Springs and Diann Diener and husband Brad of Mahoney; brother, Troy Townsend of Emory; grandchildren, Mark Swanson, Kim George, David Swanson, Jennifer Patton, Jessica Freeman, Juddson Maloney, Wade Jones, Dr. Chris Hammonds, Leiah Garcia, Deke Jones, Jordan Jones, Lesley Overstreet, Heather Nolen, Brandy Robinson, Hannah Morris and Bradford Diener; 30 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by son, Leslie Townsend; four brothers and two sisters.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Jerry L. Swarts

Funeral services for Jerry Swarts, age 79, of Mt. Vernon will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 22, 2013, at Harvey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Rosamond  and Tim Evans officiating. 

Burial will follow at the Mt. Vernon City Cemetery with Derek Watson, Kurt Cargile, Casey Swarts, J.P. Parkerson, Donnie Whitt and Archie Hayley serving as pallbearers.  

 Visitation will be held at Harvey Funeral home on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m.  

Mr. Swarts died Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at Titus Regional Medical Center.  He was born on October 21, 1933, in Franklin County to Roland F. Swarts and Rua Lee Brown Swarts.  He was a retired teacher, having taught at Mobeetie, Talco, and Rivercrest ISD’s and was a dairy farmer.  He was a past President for the Franklin County Farm Bureau, serving 29 years.  He was on the Board of Directors of the Franklin County Farm Bureau and Mid-America Dairy Producers.  He was a member of the Sulphur River Cowboy Church. 

Survivors include his wife, Ora Swarts of Mt. Vernon; a son, Alan Swarts, and wife, Susan, of Mt. Vernon; daughter, Debbra Watson, of Mt. Vernon; daughter, Jo Dana Friddle, and husband, David, of Mt. Vernon; five grandchildren: Derek Watson and wife, Angelia; Heather Parkerson, and husband, J.P.; Tabitha Whitt and husband, Donnie; Casey Swarts and Kurt Cargile; five great grandchildren: Landon Gilbreath, Aubrie Whitt, Weslynn Watson, Wylee Watson, and Kaydee Watson.  He is preceded in death by his parents.

Arrangements are with Sam B. Harvey Funeral Home.

 

 

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Bea Puckett

A funeral service for Bea Puckett, age 82, of Dike will be conducted at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel,  at 11:00 a.m.  Thursday, August 22, 2013 with Rev. Charles Rawlinson and Rev.  C. J. Duffey officiating. 

Interment will follow at  Bethel Cemetery in Winnsboro. 

A visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

Bea Puckett passed away at Carriage House Manor Monday evening August 19, 2013.  She was born in Pickton on September 3, 1930, the daughter of Homer Mack Campbell and Ora Lee Canaday Campbell.  She married Hubert L. Puckett in Dallas on May 1, 1957.  He preceded her in death in 1998. She was a homemaker and she was of the Baptist faith. 

           

Survivors include:  daughter, Nita Stephens and husband Jay of Arlington; son, Hubert Wayne Puckett and wife Glenda; sister, Emma Williams all of Dike; three brothers, Joydee  Campbell of Sulphur Springs; Royce A.J. Campbell of Clarksville  and Wayne Mack Campbell of Birthright; grandchildren, Stephanie Stephens, Shannon Romines, Jennifer Brown, Whitney Brown and Charles Brown; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one sister and three brothers.

           

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

 

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David Blount

A  visitation for David Albert Blount, father of Cindy Lancaster of Sulphur Springs, will be held from 6-8 PM, Tuesday Aug 20, 2013 at Waldo Funeral Home Sherman, TX. 

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday Aug 21, 2013 at Waldo Funeral Chapel . Rev. Jeremy Myers and Rev. Maria Susai Avula will officiate.

Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery Sherman, TX.  The pallbearers will be his grandchildren.

David was born April 23, 1934 in Leonard, TX to Howard and Caddie Blount.  He married Opel (Hash) Blount Jan 28, 1954 in Sherman, TX. 

David enjoyed spending time with his family at their cabin in Arkansas, going fishing, and supporting the Sherman Bearcats on Friday nights. His family and friends will miss his infectious laugh. He was an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus.  He was in the U.S. Army in his youth and retired from TU Electric, where he worked as a dispatcher.

David is survived by; wife Evelyn Opel Blount of Sherman, TX, daughter; Sharon Eilrich and husband Brad of Paris, TX, son; Larry Blount and wife Julie of Denison, TX,  daughter; Cindy Lancaster and husband Jerry of Sulphur Springs, TX, sister; Kathryn McClain of Jefferson, TX, brother; James Blount and wife Dodie of Denison, TX, Sister; Janet Bledsoe and husband Bob of Georgetown, TX, grandchild; Kelli Souther and husband Benny, grandchild; Kyle Roberts and wife Deanna, grandchild; Jenny Coley and husband Jason, grandchild; David Wayne Blount, grandchild; Monica Lancaster, grandchild Cole Lancaster, grandchild; Amy Blount, grandchild; Brooke Lancaster, grandchild; Cody Eilrich, grandchild; Bailey Eilrich, great grandchild; Morgan Fulce, great grandchild; Dylan  Williamson, great grandchild; Kinley Lewis, great grandchild, Hadley Souther, great grandchild Emery Coley, great grandchild; Paige Jackson, great grandchild; Katelyn Coley, sister in-law; Frances Bivins and husband Gary, special friends; Nick and Opal Nichols, and numerous nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; Howard and Cassie Blount, sister; Betty Hubbert, and a brother; Robert Blount.

 

Arrangements are with Waldo Funeral Home.

 

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Albert "Jim" Hardwick

Funeral services for Albert (Jim) Hardwick, age 72, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 11:00a.m. Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at Tapp Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. B.J. Teer officiating.

A Military graveside service under the direction of the Hopkins County Military Coalition will follow at Mt. Sterling Cemetery.

A visitation will be held one hour before the service (10:00a.m.) on Tuesday.

Albert J. Harwick (Jim), passed away Saturday morning, August 17, 2013. He was born in Sulphur Springs on July 30, 1941 to Thomas Roscoe Hardwick and Cora Eva (Ottinger) Hardwick. He married Peggy Campbell on March 13, 1980 in Weaver; she survives. He was in the Air Force and of the Baptist faith. Mr. Hardwick was a truck driver, journalist, and a Photographer.

Other survivors include: daughters, Sherry Choate and husband, Van, Mary Murray and husband, Michael, and Diana Self and husband, Bruce; sons, James Hardwick and wife, LeAnn, Jeff Hardwick, and Thomas Hardwick and wife, Ashley; step-son, Paul D. Simmons and wife, Marie; 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

         

He was preceded in death by brother, Junior Coker and sister, Juanita Scott.

         

Arrangements are under the direction of Tapp Funeral Home.

 

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Learnette Petty

Private graveside services for Learnette Petty, age 59, of Pickton, TX, will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 22, 2013 at East Caney Cemetery. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Mrs. Petty passed away Monday, August 12, 2013 in South Africa. 

Arrangements are under the direction West Oaks Funeral Home. 

 

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Regie Blevins, Sr.

A memorial service for   Regie Blevins, Sr., age 53, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel, at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, August 22, 2013, with Brother Mike Eason officiating. 

No formal visitation is scheduled.

           

Regie Blevins, Sr. passed away at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital Saturday evening, August 17, 2013.  He was born in Arlington on September 10, 1959, the son of Bennie Moody and Mary Fern (Carrell) Blevins.  He was a retired Sat. Pro. installer. 

           

Survivors include:  wife, Carla Adams; two sons, Brandon Heath Blevins and wife Lacey and Regie Blevins; daughter, Nicki Hernandez and husband Richard, all of Sulphur Springs; three sisters, Benji Phillips and husband Jeff of Arlington, Sandy Blevins of Sulphur Springs and Laura Flock and husband, Chris of Shady Shores; mother, Mary Fern McKnight and nine grandchildren, Gage Blevins, Cason Blevins, Conner Blevins, Brailie Blevins, Sammy Blevins, Madison Hernandez, Mya Hernandez, Tessa Morris and Christian Morris. 

He was preceded in death by his father, stepfather, Charles McKnight and niece, Laurel Philips.

           

Cremation arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Raymond Lee Sanford

Funeral services for Raymond Lee “Pepper” Sanford Jr.,  74, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 12:00 p.m., Thursday, August 22, 2013 at First United Methodist Church. 

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Mr. Sanford passed away August 16, 2013 at his residence. 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Judy Gregg

 

Funeral services for Judy Kay (Jones) Gregg, 65, of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at First Baptist Church with Pastor Mark Bryant officiating, assisted by Tommy Johnston.

Interment will follow at Sulphur Springs City Cemetery with Keith Jones, Perry Altenbaumer, Gene Troutz, Tim Gee, Scott Brown, and Rodney White serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Grandsons and “The Little Princess, Noelle”.

Visitation will be held Monday, August 19, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Gregg passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at her residence. She was born May 29, 1948 in Sulphur Springs to Grady W. and Oleta (Eppars) Jones. Mrs. Gregg graduated from Sulphur Springs High School in 1966. She was a member of First Baptist Church, a former member of The Pilot Club and served with the Chamber of Commerce. She was retired from the Sulphur Springs ISD Tax Office. She married Terry Wayne Gregg, July 22, 1966 in Sulphur Springs, he survives.

She is also survived by daughters; Leslie Harred and husband Rodney of Sulphur Springs, Marcie Young and husband Todd of Andrews, Tx, brother; Duane “Butch” Jones and wife Linda of Campbell, grandchildren; Reese Harred and Seth Harred of Sulphur Springs, Nick Young, Noah Young and Noelle Young of Andrews, TX.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to SSISD Business office at 631 Connally Street, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482, for the Back Pack Buddy Program to feed the children.


Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Cynthia Hargrave

 

Cynthia Ann Hargrave, 56, of Cooper, passed away Saturday, August 17, 2013 at her home.  

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, August 19, 2013 in the Delta Funeral Home Chapel.  Terry Bryan will be officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Oaklawn Cemetery.  

Visitation will be Sunday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.  

Cynthia was born in Sulphur Springs on October 26, 1956, the daughter of Alvin Audley Hargrave and Dorothy Ann Maynard Hargrave.  She was a Baptist and had worked with her mother in the child care business.   She is survived by her Daddy: Brantley Skinner, two sisters: Debbie Huie and Alicia Szafran, two nieces: Lainey Huie and Jolee Szafran, and two nephews: Jake Huie and Ty Szafran all of Cooper.  

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister: Sharon Hargrave.  

Arrangements are with Delta Funeral Home, in Cooper.

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Yvette Sanders Holloway

Funeral service for Yvette Sanders Holloway, 51, of Mesquite, TX will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, August 24, 2013 atMartin Luther King, Jr. Church of Christ  154 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive in Sulphur Springs. 

Brother, Andre Thompson is the presiding pastorand Brother, Thomas Fitzgerald providing Words of Comfort.

  

Burial will follow at Black Oak Cemetery with Michael Nelson, Jr., Adarius Adams, Rashad Sanders, Zachary Sanders, Shannon Duncan, and Carl Knoles serving as pallbearers.

  

Visitation will be held Friday, August 23, 2013 from 7 pm to 9 pm at Eastside Church of Christ, located at 627 S. FM 548, Forney, TX.

   

Mrs. Holloway died Friday, August 16, 2013 at Medical City Dallas after a courageous battle with cancer. 

   

Mrs. Holloway was born on November 15, 1961 in Sulphur Springs, the daughter of Floyd and Margaret Sims Sanders. Father preceded her in death. 

   

Mrs. Holloway graduated Sulphur Springs High School in 1980 and a short time later joined the United States Army where she was Honorable Discharge.  She retired as a Security Screener for TSA Dallas/Fort Worth Airport. 

   

She was a faithful member of Eastside Church Of Christ in Forney.

She leaves to cherish her memories:  one daughter, Shantavia Atoi McIntosh; one son, Johnathan D. McIntosh; mother, Margaret Sims


Arrangements are with Mason & Mason Morturary.

 

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Nell Dodd Hooten

Funeral services for Nell Dodd Hooten, age 78, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 16, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Greg Cooper officiating. 

Interment will follow at Mahoney Cemetery with Rick Stewart, Nathan Reneau, James Jordan, Cleveland Hooten, Shorty Coleman and Dale Owens serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, August 15, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home.  

Mrs. Hooten passed away Monday, August 12, 2013 at her residence surrounded by her family.  Mrs. Hooten was born on November 15, 2013 in the Mahoney Community, the daughter of Oliver C and Helen E. (Holmes) Dodd.  She married Delbert Hooten on April 8, 1954 in Sulphur Springs.  He preceded her in death on July 19, 2002. 

Mrs. Hooten worked in the records department at Alliance Bank.  Prior to working at the bank, she was employed by Sears and Montgomery Ward.  She was a member of First Assembly of God.  

Mrs. Hooten is survived by sons, Joe “Willie” Hooten and wife Lisa of Sulphur Springs,TX,  Gerald Hooten and wife Toni of Fulton, MO, daughter Kathy Wilks and husband Billy of Sulphur Springs,TX,  brothers, Joe Dodd and wife Barbara of Irving, TX, Jimmy Dodd and wife Vanera of Sulphur Springs,TX,  sisters, Pat Clark  and husband Eugene of Sulphur Springs,TX,  Wanda Hoskins and husband John of Arlington,TX,  sister-in-law, Helen Dodd of Lone Oak, TX, grandchildren, Cody Hooten and wife Chanda of Arkadelphia, AR, Gina Giguere and husband Bryan of Winnsboro, TX, Jennifer Anders of Mt. Pleasant, TX,  Shawn Large of Winona, TX,  Bridget Wilson of Tucson, AZ, and Lisa Darlin and husband Pete of Sulphur Springs, TX,  great-grandchildren, Clint Payne, Colt Hooten, Huston Hooten, Hayden Hooten, Baylie Large and Cayden Large. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Kenneth Dodd and grandson, Jimmy Hooten.  

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Jo Ann Skidmore

Funeral services for Jo Ann Skidmore, age 80, of the Nelta Community will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 14, 2013, at Harvey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Paul Bailey officiating. 

Burial will follow at Nelta Cemetery with Clayton Skidmore, Samuel Skidmore, Nathan Kaplan, Cody Weaver, Gentry Jaggers, and Terry Jaggers serving as pallbearers.

 

Arrangements are with Sam Harvey Funeral Home, Mt. Vernon.

 

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David Tyrell

David Christie Tyrrell, Jr. died in his home in Saltillo, TX on August 11, 2013. He was born on May 12, 1940 in Philadelphia to David Christie and Katherine Sample Tyrrell. Shortly after his birth the family moved to Roanoke, VA. where his father was in NavalOfficer Candidate School. In 1949 the family moved to Shreveport, LA. David attendedSouthfield School, and C. E. Byrd High School graduating in 1958. He attended

Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA. where he was a member of the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity and graduated in 1962 with a business degree. Because David had a passion for business and the stock market, upon graduation he went to New York to conquer the world he worked for advertising agency B.B.D. & O. At that time he also served in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve. While living in New York, he married the late

Evelyn Rachel Lancaster.

David and Rachael relocated to Dallas 1965. They had two daughters Katherine Desporte Tyrrell Boruff and Rachael Barnard Christie Tyrrell. David worked as a stock broker for Lehman Bros. and Dominick and Dominick. He left the sales end of the stock market and began to work in oil exploration. David came from a long line of entrepreneurs and invested in a wide array of interesting businesses. He

never quit.

David married Margaret Smith Tyrrell in 1995 and inherited two step-daughters, Melna Lewis Bourland and Victoria Leigh Lewis. David and Margaret moved out of Dallas to their ranch in Saltillo, Tx in 2005. David loved his cows, dogs and most of all his lake. An avid outdoorsman, he loved to duck hunt and fly fish in Alaska and for Tarpon off The Keys in Florida. David was an active member of the vestry at St. Philips Episcopal

Church in Sulphur Springs, TX. Known as a man who had a heart of gold, he was always willing to help and give second chances, and unequivocally supported his family.

David Tyrrell is preceded in death by his wife, Rachael Lancaster Tyrrell, his father, David Christie Tyrrell, mother, Katherine Sample Tyrrell. He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Margaret Smith Tyrrell, his daughters, Katherine Tyrrell Boruff and husband, Darren, Rachael Christie Tyrrell, step daughters, Melna Lewis Bourland and husband, Peter, Victoria Leigh Lewis; sister, Sybil Tyrrell Patten and husband, Fred, brother,

William Sample Tyrrell and wife Marie; two grandsons, David Lancaster Boruff and Lucas Jackson Lewis, nephews, Oliver Debourton Jenkins and wife, Anne, Geoffrey Tyrrell Jenkins, David Farouk Tyrrell, and niece, Yasmin Alexis Tyrrell.

Services will be held on Friday, August 16, 2013 at 2:00 PM at St. Philips Episcopal Church, 1206 College St., Sulphur Springs, TX.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to St. Philips Episcopal Church.

Arrangements are with Sam Harvey Funeral Home, Mt. Vernon.

 

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Jerry Wayne Vititow, Jr.

Funeral services for Jerry Wayne Vititow, Jr., age 51, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Thursday, August 15, 2013, at Lake Highlands Baptist Church.

Interment will follow services in the Richland Cemetery in Brinker, with Larry Vititow, Budge Vititow, Robert Vititow, Chuck Vititow, Michael Vititow, Jeff Bledsoe, Eddie Morton, Donald Sims, and Leslie Hrabal serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home. Mr. Vititow passed away on Monday, August 12, 2013 at his residence following an extended illness.

He was born on February 8, 1962 in Sulphur Springs to Jerry Wayne, Sr. and Jean Baucum Vititow. He married Michelle Mitchell on February 24, 2007 in Hopkins County. She survives.

He drove a truck for over 31 years.

In addition to his wife he is also survived by his parents, son, Justin Vititow of North Dakota, daughters, Jennifer Ward and husband Greg of Dallas, Amanda Bailey and husband Jason of Campbell, Tamara Vititow of Sulphur Springs, sister, Janet Austin and husband Stanley of Oklahoma, and grandchildren, Londyn Vititow of Sulphur Springs, and Brian and Shelby Bailey of Campbell.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Jewel Martin

Funeral services for Jewel Martin, age 97, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 14, 2013, with Rev. Tommy Johnston officiating. 

Interment will follow at Posey Cemetery with Dale Evans, Orvie Don Chapman, Paul Myford, Joe Carson, Jackie Boles, Jr. and Charles Franklin Chapman serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday August 13, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

Jewel Martin passed away Sunday evening August 11, 2013 at Sunny Springs Nursing Home.  She was born in Hopkins County on November 20, 1915, the daughter of Charles E. Chapman and Dora (McCarty)  Chapman.   She married L. T. “Son” Martin in Sulphur Springs on March 25, 1936.  He preceded her in death in 1983.  She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church where she was a member of the Joy Sunday School Class, the WMU Baptist Women Mission and pre-school Sunday School teacher.

           

Survivors include:  son, Doug Martin and wife Belinda of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Greg Martin, Brad Martin, Chad Martin and Rhonda Whittle; 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. 

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

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Lou Beth Hanes

Graveside services for Loubeth Hames, age 89, formerly of Sulphur Springs, have been scheduled for 10:00AM, Saturday, August 17, 2013 at Sulphur Springs City Cemetery. 

A visitation has been set for Friday, August 16, 2013 at Tapp Funeral Home from 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM. 

Loubeth Ramey Hames, 89, died August 10, 2013 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  She was born January 11, 1924, in Sulphur Springs, Texas, to Royal Rogers and Leta Mae Hamilton Ramey.

She was the valedictorian in 1941 at Sulphur Springs High School.  She attended Texas Woman’s University (TSCW), and Arkansas State University with a major in secretarial science. She was a member of United Methodist Church since April 1933 and was a lifetime member of United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Loubeth was an avid genealogist and a charter member of Hamilton National Genealogical Society, charter member of Yell County Genealogical Society, member of Lincoln County Tennessee (LCT) Genealogical Society. She published Robert Ryburn and Martha Peoples Ramey Ancestors and Descendants in 1977; Hames Heritage, Vol. I in 1980; and with Curtis G. Hames, Hames Heritage, Vol. II in 1992.

She worked as the administrative assistant for the Dean of the College of Education at Arkansas State University for 26 years, retiring in May 1991. She moved to Houston, Texas in October 1991 and to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in December 2008.

Loubeth is preceded in death by her husband Roy Edward Hames, whom she married on September 5, 1943 in Denton, Texas, her sister Mary Katharine Ramsey, a niece, and two infant great grandchildren. She is survived by her sister Jean Hutton of Louisville, Kentucky, her sons Roy Edward Hames and wife, Janet,  of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and Ronald Eugene Hames and wife, Carolyn, of Spring, Texas, six grandchildren, Catherine Elizabeth Hames, Taura Hindsley, Russell Hames, Venita Carter, Eric Hames, and Renee Tristan, six great grandchildren, and four nieces.

Tapps Funeral Home in Sulphur Springs, Texas will be handling the services. There will be a visitation Friday August 16th at 6:00 until 8:00 PM and a graveside service Saturday August 17th at 10:00 at the City Cemetery in Sulphur Springs.

Loubeth requested in lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: Faithbridge (Missions) 18000 Stuebner Airline Rd., Spring, Texas 77379.


Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Scott Ferguson

Funeral services for Scott Ferguson, age 79 of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at First United Methodist Church at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, August 15, 2013 with Dr. L. C. Stout and George Brown officiating. 

Interment will follow at North Hopkins Cemetery with Logan Ferguson, Jonny Ferguson, Jackson Ferguson, Bryce Steyer, Cameron Steffey, Ethan Carter, Landon Carter and Luke McNeil serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Dan Durham, Vaden Richey, David Mabe, Bruce Fielden, Richard Teer, Tommy Long, George Brown, Jack Chubb and Hubert Simpson. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

Scott Ferguson passed away at his residence, Sunday, August 11, 2013.  He was born in Soper, Oklahoma March 18, 1934, the son of Scott Clinton Ferguson, Sr. and Edith Merle (Wise) Ferguson.  He married Mary Lynn Hatfield in Texarkana December 19, 1998; she survives.  He was a retired superintendent of S.S.I.S.D, executive director of Region 8 Service Center and a member of First United Methodist Church.

           

Other survivors include:  four daughters, Donna Steffey and husband Carl of Brookston, Sonja Carter and husband Stephen of Sumner, Tracy Steyer of Franklin, Tennessee and Dr. Jessie Mueller and husband Matt of Troy; son, Luke McNeil of Dallas; two brothers, Jon Ferguson and wife Jeanine of Hugo, Oklahoma and Jack Ferguson and wife Pat of Soper, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Candace Murray, Dr. Coral Steffey, Logan Ferguson, Cameron Steffey, Bryce Steyer, Alyxandra Steyer, Ethan Carter and Landon Carter and great-grandchildren, Taijean Murray, Caileigh Steffey and Tristan Ferguson. 

He was preceded in death by a son, Gregory Scott Ferguson and his parents.

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

 

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Jacque Leslie

    

Jacque Lesley, age 78, of Sulphur Springs passed away at Sunny Springs Nursing Home Saturday morning , August 10, 2013.  She was born in Long Beach, California November 8, 1935, the daughter of Victor Vesely and Helen (Hubner) Vesely.  She married Thomas England.  He preceded her in death in 2003. 

She was a waitress, clerk for several years at Jess Orr – Joe Bob’s and a member of Cooper Assembly of God Church.

           

Survivors include:  two daughters, Debra Johnson and Sue Janway and husband Mike, all of Sulphur Springs; sister, Janice Vesely of Sacramento and grandchildren, Turrisa Akerhielm, Amber Roberson, DawnDugnolle,  Garrett Dugnolle, Casey Janway, Richard Janway and Randy Janway and 12 great-grandchildren.

           

No formal services are scheduled at this time.

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

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Richard Bearden

A funeral service for Ervin Richard Bearden, age 88, of Tira, will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at the Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Leroy Reeves and Rev. Ed Dodd officiating.

A Masonic and a military graveside service will follow at Tira Cemetery.

A visitation will be held from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm  Monday, August 12, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

Ervin Richard Bearden passed away Saturday afternoon, August 10, 2013 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.  He was born in Ladonia on June 8, 1925, the son of Thomas H. Bearden and Hazel Jane (Corne) Bearden.  He married Sally Oleta Weir in Tyler October 9, 1948; she survives.  He was a retired office manager for the Texas Employment Commission.  He was a member of Tira United Methodist Church. He graduated from East Texas State Teachers College. He served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II and was the recipient of The Purple Heart. He was a member of Marine Corps League of Hopkins County and a life member of Disabled Veterans.  He was a Master Mason with the Sulphur Bluff Masonic Lodge, a former district deputy grandmaster, a 32nd degree Mason, a York Rite Mason, a Maskat Temple Shriner, Past Thrice Illustrious Master, Wichita Council #140 Royal and Select Masons, past worshipful master Faith Masonic Lodge in Wichita Falls, past worshipful master, Sulphur Bluff Masonic Lodge, past district deputy in the 88th Masonic District, past high priest in Wichita Falls Chapter #202 Royal Arch Mason, past commander Wichita Falls Commandery #59, member of Ft. Worth Scottish Rite Bodies, life member Maskat Shrine Temple, received the Knight York Cross of Honor,  former fire chief of Tira Volunteer Fire Department and  a former city council member of Tira.

           

Other survivors include:  sister, Katherine Thompson and brother Tom Bearden, Jr., both of Grand Prairie and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by sister, Mildred Haynes and two brothers, Alton Bearden and Weldon Bearden.

Memorials may be made to the Tira Cemetery Association, % Floyd L. Payton, 1601 CR 4612, Sulphur Springs, Texas  75482.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Robert Castleberry

A funeral service for Robert Castleberry, age 24, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at The Way Bible Church, with Dr. Joel Tiemeyer, Rev Damon Wilks and Rev. Jeff Tiemeyer officiating.

Interment will follow at Shooks Chapel Cemetery with Tom Ellis, Josh Harrington, Jason Schweigert, Chasen Folmar, Colton Wilks, Calan Ashmore, Mat Ragan, Chet Ragan and Joe Bell serving as pallbearers.   Honorary pallbearer will be the late Caleb Ewalt. 

A visitation will be held  from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at The Way Bible Church. 

           

Robert Castleberry passed away Saturday evening, August 10, 2013 at Cook Childrens’ Hospital in Ft. Worth.  He was born in Mesquite August 15, 1988, the son of Bobby Glenn Castleberry and Katherine Ann (Beasley) Castleberry.  He was a welder for Matrix and a member of The Way Bible Church. 

           

Survivors include:  mother, Kay Harrington and stepfather, Kevin Harrington of Sulphur Springs; father, Bobby Castleberry and stepmother, Karen Castleberry of Royse City; two sisters, Amanda Ellis and husband Tom of Abilene and Vivian Beasley of Sulphur Springs; two brothers, Ben Herzog of Royse City and Jake Herzog of New York; special friend Jason Schweigert of Cushing, Oklahoma; fiancé, Cammie Pingel; special friend, Chasen Folmar; grandmother, Thelma Beasley, all of Sulphur Springs; grandparents, Charles and Kay Harrington of Tennessee; grandfather, Bobby Castleberry, Sr. of Eastland; nieces and nephews, Madison Ellis and Eli Herzog and his dog, Bella; and cousins, including Josh Harrington. 

He was preceded in death by grandfather, John Beasley; grandmother, Norma Castleberry and special friend, Caleb Ewalt. 

           

Memorials may be made to the Robert Castleberry Foundation at Alliance Bank.                                                                                 

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Wilburn Penny

 

Funeral services for Wilburn Ray Penny, age 70, of Sulphur Springs have been scheduled for 2:00p.m. Saturday, August 10, 2013, at Murray Orwosky Funeral Home with Bro. Kenneth Rhoades officiating. 

Interment will follow at Shirley cemetery with Weldon Dewitt, Larry Vititow, David Penny, Jeramy Rawson, Eric Rawson, and Luke Penny serving as pallbearers.  The Crusader Class of Central Baptist Church will serve as honorary pallbearers along with Don Deaton, Jimmy Don Goldsmith, Jerry Mercer and Dr. I. L. Balkcom.  

A visitation will be held at Murray Orwosky Funeral Home Friday, August 09, 2013 from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.            

Wilburn Penny was born March 25, 1943 the son of Andrew and Lena Mae Logan Penny in Talco.  He married Letra May Rodecker in Irving, on June 18, 1960.  She survives.  Mr. Penny was a barber for 47 years and a member of Central Baptist Church.  Mr. Penny passed away Thursday, August 8, 2013 at Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab.            

Survivors include:  daughters, Laura Lee Smith, and husband, Don, Brenda Lee Smith, and husband, Robert, and Lisa Marie Crayton, and husband, Russell, all of Sulphur Springs; son, Frank Penny, and wife, Omie, of Sulphur Springs; sister, Bennie Booth, of Frankston; brother , Lewis Penny, of Sherman; grandchildren, Shane Fite, David Penny, Jeramy Rawson, Eric Rawson, Luke Penny, Dylan Crayton; great grandchildren, Hayden, Baylie, Shelbey, Chase, Ally, Ashlyn, Jandi, Baden, William, Ameris, and Kaden. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Linda Darnell Penny, Amy Ruth Dewitt; brother, Melvin Penny; nephews, Larry Dewitt, Daryl Dewitt; great nephews, Daniel Dewitt and Jace Dewitt.            

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer Association or to a favorite charity.  

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Ruth Hines

Funeral services for Ruth Hines, 93, of Point, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, August 11, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will follow at Miller Grove Cemetery, with Bobby Castillo, Chad Holden, C.T. Hunt, Clinton Lennon, Eric Mabe, and her nephew, Mark Watts, serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, August 10, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hines passed away August 8, 2013 at Hunt County Regional in Greenville, TX. She was born on November 6, 1919, in Hopkins County, the daughter of Robert "B.W." and Carletta Henshaw Watts. She was a very talented person with a passion for ceramics and photography. She worked for Kraft Inc., in Garland, and retired from Gabbert's Furniture Store in Dallas. She moved to Point after retirement to be near family, where she was a member of Point Baptist Church.

Survivors include: brothers: Edward Watts, William E. Watss and wife Jackie, Lewis Dean Watts and wife Shirley, all of Miller Grove, and James Watts and wife Chrysteen of Greenville. She is also survived by several nieces and one nephew.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Jerry Hines and David Hines; and a brother, Curtis Watts.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Willie Lee Bolton

Funeral services for Willie Lee Bolton, age 84, of Point, are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Saturday, August 10, 2013, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will follow services in the Independence-Sandfield Cenetery, in Como.

There will be no formal visitation.

Mrs. Bolton passed away on Wednesday, August 7, 2013, at her residence.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Kevin Wingfield, Jr.

Kevin Craig Wingfield, 28, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 6, 2013.

Kevin was born in Sulphur Springs on December 29, 1984. He graduated from Commerce High School where football and baseball were his passions. After high school, Kevin graduated from the Police Academy with honors in 2006; and, law enforcement became his life's career.

Kevin was a dedicated father, son, brother, and friend. He was an inspiration to everyone with whom he came in contact.

Kevin was a member of Cross Trails Cowboy Church in Fairlie. He was employed at Delta County Sheriff's Department as a Dispatch Officer, Transport Officer, and as a Reserve Deputy. He was also a former volunteer with the Commerce Emergency Corps and a volunteer with the Tira Fire Dept.

Kevin is survived by his son, Steven Michael Wingfield of Palestine; his parents: Tracy and Linda Lunceford of Commerce and Kevin and Jennifer Wingfield of Forney; his brothers: Cody Wingfield of Commerce and Peyton and Klayton Wingfield of Forney; his sisters: Payge Wingfield of Forney and Misty Baysinger of Greenville; his grandparents: Clara and Bill Ross of Wills Point, Betty Smith of Cumby and Janie Lunceford of Commerce; his four nieces; his fiance, Jennifer Mason and her son John Robert Mason; and, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Anthony Hall; and, two grandfathers: Charles Wingfield and JT Hauerwas.

Visitation will be held on Friday, August 9, 2013, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, August 10, 2013, at 11:00 a.m., at Cross Trails Cowboy Church in Fairlie with Bro. Oliver Mowat officiating.

Burial will follow in Rosemound Cemetery in Commerce.

Arrangements are with Jones-Walker Funeral Home.

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Bobbie Parris

Funeral service for Bobbie Faye Parris, age 80,  of  Saltillo will be conducted at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel at 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 9, 2013, with Rev. Matthew Neese officiating. 

Interment will follow at Weaver Cemetery, with Kevin Hoover, Robert Hoover, Anthony Harris, Casey Parris, Cody Parris, Zachary Parris, David Parris, Tyler Davison, Dustin Robb and Gary Davison serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, August 8, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home. 

           

Bobbie Faye Parris passed away at her residence Tuesday evening, August 6, 2013.  She was born in Weaver on June 2, 1933, the daughter of William Elbert Matthews and Ellen Addie (Hokes) Matthews.  She married R. L. Parris in Weaver in March of 1950.  He preceded her in death in 1978.  She was a retired medication aid at Terry Haven Nursing Home in Mt. Vernon and she was a member of Abundant Grace Assembly of God Church.

           

Survivors include:  two daughters, Barbara Harris  and husband Doug of Mt. Vernon and Susan Weaver of Sulphur Springs; four sons, Richard Parris and wife Patricia of Weaver, Ronnie Parris and wife Sharon of Saltillo, James Parris and wife Sheila of Quitman and Alan Parris and wife Tammy of Saltillo; sister, Mollie White of Saltillo; three brothers, Darrell Matthews of Como, Leo Matthews and Benny Matthews, both of Saltillo;  grandchildren, Mistie Davison, Lisa Gessman, Kevin Hoover, Robert Hoover, Anthony Harris, Shannon Ramsey, Amy Perez, Deana Harris, Cody Parris, Zachary Parris, Jennifer Parris, David Parris, Tonya Robb, Shelley Parris, Brittany Parris, Casey Parris, Stephanie Glidewell, Melissa West, Lonnie Allen, Crystal Wren and Odis Wren and 26 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by son, David Parris; sister, Ellen Matthews and brother, Roy Matthews. 

Memorials may be made to Weaver Cemetery Association and/or Legacy Hospice.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Keanon Lee Willis

Funeral services for Keanon Lee Willis, age 9, of Sulphur Springs, have been scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Thursday, August 8, 2013, at The Way Bible Church.

Interment will follow services in the Posey Cemetery with Kurt Willis, Brian Willis, Rickey Willis and Adrian Goldbolt serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be the Angels of Care Nurses.



Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 7, 2013, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Keanon passed away Monday, August 5, 2013 at his residence.  He was born on October 19, 2003 in Dallas, TX. 

Keanon is survived by his parents, Corrice Dial, Lonnie Gusters and Leanne Willis, grandparents, Donal and Alice Davidson of Sulphur Springs, Carroll and Linda Willis of Sulphur Springs, Lonnie and Brenda Gusters of Desoto, Rose Dial and Ester Crook of Sulphur Springs, brothers, Keaston Willis Dezrick Finney both of Sulphur Springs and Corey Dial of Duncanville, sisters, Kenzie Gusters of Sulphur Springs, Naci Roberts of Avery and Cara Haterill-Dial of Lone Star, aunts and uncles, Stelvin Dial and wife Deanne, Patrick Gusters, Jason Gusters, Landon Davidson and wife Amie, Douglas Cameron and wife Kristel, Dale Cameron and wife Michelle, Lawson Crook and wife Toi, Earl Dial, Shane Stotts and wife Kisha, Tiffane Hill, Sheridan Gusters, Vallesha Adams and husband Tobias. 


Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Cody Derek Hurley

Cody Derek Hurley, 18, was killed in an automobile accident on August 4, 2013. Cody was born March 23, 1995 in Sulphur Springs, Texas.

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