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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."

 

 

 

 

 

 


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.

In May 2007, Cody’s father was transferred to Pendleton, Indiana, where Cody started the seventh grade at Pendleton Intermediate School. Cody was a 2013 graduate of PHHS and planned to attend Ivy Tech Community College this fall. His goal was to be a high school history teacher. Cody attended Fall Creek Christian Church where he played guitar and sang in the worship band. He loved music and wrote his own songs. Cody and friends were starting their own band and he was a great fan of the group, Avenged Seven Fold. Cody was employed by Pilot, on Highway 13 in Pendleton where he really enjoyed meeting new people.

Cody is survived by his parents, Aaron and Becki Hurley; three brothers, Justin, Mason and Coy Hurley; maternal grandparents, Jerry and Deborah Allbritton of Pendleton; paternal grandparents, Dennis and Delaine Hurley of Yantis, Texas; uncle Jerry and aunt Rhonda Allbritton of Brashear, TX; uncle Dennis and aunt Gina Hurley of Yantis, TX; uncle Bryan and aunt Sue Ellen Hurley and uncle Erik and aunt Stephanie Hurley of Emory, Texas; and 15 cousins.

Visitation will be from 4 until 8 P.M., Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Lahm Chapel, Pendleton.

Services at 2 P.M., Thursday, August 8, 2013 at Fall Creek Christian Church, 1102 W. 700 S., Pendleton with Jonathon Roller , Family Minister officiating with pastoral support from Tom Wiles and Andrew Hodges, Senior and Associate Ministers at Fall Creek Christian Church.

Graveside services and burial will follow in Grove Lawn Cemetery, Pendleton. Family and friends are invited to attend the bereavement dinner, following the graveside services, back at Fall Creek Christian Church.

To all of Cody’s many friends, everyone is asked to wear your favorite jeans and tee shirts. That is what Cody would have liked. Pall bearers are Justin Hurley, Caleb “Nacho” Ellis, Hunter Wallace, Dalton Moore, Kent Cox, Jarrett Allbritton. Honorary pall bearers include Garrett Cudd, Ben Martin and Preston Asbill.

Cody’s favorite quote was “It doesn’t matter how many breaths you take, it matters how many moments take your breath away”.

Memorial contributions suggested to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 10401 N. Meridian St., Suite 150, Indianapolis, IN 46290.

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Lena Faye Hall

Funeral services for Lena Faye Hall, age 78, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Friday, August 9, 2013 at Morning Chapel Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Harold B. Nash, Sr. officiating. 

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., Thursday, August 8, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Interment will follow at East Caney Cemetery  with Da Kieston Johnson, DaQualin Evans, Colton Evans, Fred Harris, Jeff Evans, Rashad Hall, Bryan Vaughn and Mike Porter serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Benard Vaughn, Terry Williams, Sam Porter, Jr., Ravis Thomas, David Gordon and Charles Thompson.

Miss Hall passed away Friday, August 2, 2013 at Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab.  Lena was born on March 2, 1935 in Sulphur Springs the daughter of Arthur T. and Mattie Mae (Wilkerson) Hall.  Lena was a member of East Caney Baptist Church. 

She is survived by her children, Marilyn Joyce Evans, Richard Earl Hall, Francine Hall, Donald Ray Hall and Rodney O’Neal Hall all of Sulphur Springs, brother, Bobby Joe Hall, sisters, Helen Ruth Wright, Evelyn Rose Harris, Virginia Joyce Porter, Margie Louise Williams and Patricia Ann Vaughn all of Sulphur Springs, grandchildren,  Tyra Evans, Larry (Na Kesha) all of Sulphur Springs, Kevin Evans (Afra) of Dallas, La Tonya Dugan (Damon) of Sulphur Springs, Brian Evans of Dallas, Kimberly Johnson (Junior) of Sulphur Springs, Allan Hall, Keylon and Jamia and Rashad Hall all of Sulphur Springs, 18 great-grandchildren and  6 great-great grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, son, Ray Charles Evans, and infant son, brothers, Billy J. Hall, Lee Arthur Hall, Fred Hall, Richard Jerry Hall and Travis James Hall, sister, Annie Hall Johnson.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Rosalie Coats

Funeral service for Virginia Rosalie Coats, age 86, of Emory, will be held Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial to follow at Emory City Cemetery with Dr. Joe Perkins officiating. 

No formal visitation planned.  

Mrs. Coats died Friday, August 2, 2013 at Prairie Estates in Frisco.   She was born August 19, 1926, in Tallahassee, FL, to Clark and Emma Nicholson McDaniel.   She married William Alexander Coats on June 21, 1950 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Mrs. Coats was a homemaker.  

Survivors include: Sons:  Rommie Feemster of Little Elm, George Coats of McKinney,Steve Coats (Julie) of Frisco; Grandchildren:  Jesse Feemster, Darren Feemster, Christie Feemster, Blake William Coats, Brooke Coats, Kristin Coats, Ashley Coats and Amber Coats, and numerous other loving family and friends.

She was preceded in death by:  Parents; husband, in 2012; and 1 brother, Eugene McDaniel.

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.              

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Walter Jacob "Walt" Stoll

Funeral service for Walter Jacob "Walt" Stoll, age 90, of Wills Point, will be held at 2:00 pm,  Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at the Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. 

Visitation will be 1 hour prior to service time. Bro. Rick Rumfelt will officiate. 

Burial will follow in Smyrna Cemetery.

Walt was born in Brooklyn, New York on Oct. 21, 1922, to William Henry and Marion Louise Starkins Stoll. He honored his country by serving in the United States Air Force, and retired, proudly,as a Lieutenant Colonel. He married JoAnn Henderson on January 4, 1983, in Lindale. Walt was a member of Fisherman's Baptist Church in Emory.

He is survived by: Wife:  JoAnn Stoll of Wills Point Son:   Donald Raymond Stoll (Laurie) of Houston Daughters:  Debra Lynn Stoll of San Diego, CA, and Kelly Ann Phillips (James) of Wills Point Grandchildren:  Nikki Vargo; Wendy Kathleen Stoll; Jackie Stoll; Harley Hall; Trace Hall;  and Cooper Phillips and two Great-Granddaughters. 

He was preceded in death by his parents.  

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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David Highfield

Funeral service for John David Highfield, 55, of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 29, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. Fred Lewis and Bro. Mark Bryant officiating.

Interment will follow at Sulphur Springs City Cemetery with Keith Tuck, Ronny Birchfield, Ronald “Squirrel” Wills, Danny Blount, Clay Walker, Sigmond Wright, and Daryl “Bones” Boyd serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held at 9:00 a.m. prior to service time.

David passed away on Thursday, July 25, 2013 in Sulphur Springs. He was born on August 28, 1957 in Sulphur Springs to Elwood and Merle (Beville) Highfield. He was a member of First Baptist Church. He worked as a welder for Ronny’s Welding.

He was married to Lisa Taylor and they have one daughter, Amy Nicole Highfield. He is also survived by his mother, Merle, brother, Tony Highfield and wife Marcia of Ft. Worth, niece, Haley Holliday and husband Seth, and nephew, Wesley Highfield and wife Linda.

He was preceded in death by his father in 1973 and twin brother, Steve in 1996.

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

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Don McKenzie

 

A military graveside service, under the direction of the Hopkins County Military Coalition, will be conducted for Don McKenzie, age 52, of Sulphur Springs, at 11:00 a.m., Monday July 29, 2013 at Sulphur Bluff Cemetery, with Larry Jordan officiating.

A visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home prior to the service.

           

Don McKenzie passed away Tuesday evening July 23, 2013 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.  He was born in Abilene October 26, 1960, the son of Boysce McKenzie and Allie (Gowen) McKenzie.  He married Linda Dixon in Hopkins County in 1999; she survives.  He was a truck driver and welder and a member of New Beginnings Baptist Church.  He served in the United States Marines and he was a member of N.R.A.

           

Other survivors include:  his mother, Allie McKenzie; two daughters, Summer Smith and husband Jeff and Wendy Davis and husband Farron, all of Sulphur Springs; sister, Kathy Wilson of Frisco and grandchildren, Chelsey Smith, Austin Smith, Jordan Smith, CeCe Jeffery, Cadrian Davis and Caden Davis. 

He was preceded in death by his father; sister, Loretta Merkle and brother, Dennis McKenzie.

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

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Karl Kuhn

  

A funeral service for Karl H. Kuhn, age 89, of Yantis, will be conducted at Lake Fork Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 30, 2012  with Perry Crisp officiating. 

A private interment will follow at the National Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers will be Mark Williams, Glenn Terrell, Kevin Terrell, Kasey Terrell, Kelly Terrell and Matt Garcia.   

Visitation will be held one hour before the service (10:00 a.m.) at Lake Fork Baptist Church.

           

Karl H. Kuhn passed away Thursday morning, July 25, 2013 at Carriage House Manor.  He was born in Dallas on October 28, 1923, the son of Carl H. Kuhn and Jessie Mae (Leath) Kuhn.  He married Harriet D. Brown in Frisco on March 19, 1943.  She preceded him in death in 2005.  He was a Catipillar parts salesman and a member of Lake Fork Baptist Church.  He served in the United States Air Force during World War II.

           

Other survivors include:  son, Stan Kuhn and wife, Carol of Yantis; two daughters, Priscilla Williams and husband Mack of Denison; Kathie Terrell and husband Glenn of Arlington; grandchildren, Kelly Kasey and Kevin Terrell of Arlington and seven great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by grandchild, Angie Garcia.

           

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Paul Revere Guffey

Paul Revere Guffey, 74, of Cooper, passed away July 22, 2013, in Dallas.  

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, July 26, 2013 at Aiguier Cemetery in Hopkins County, with Joe McWilliams officiating.  

Visitation is from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Thursday, July 25, 2013 at the Delta Funeral Home in Cooper.  

Mr. Guffey was born in Cooper, Texas on February 15, 1939, the son of Paul Alford and Bessie Mae Bell Melton Guffey. He married Betty Benefield, and was a carptenter in the construction industry. He served in the U.S. Air Force.

He is survived by his wife; a son, Charles Alfred Guffey of Lake Creek; a daughter, Cynthia Ann Davis of Cooper; four grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.  

He was preceded in death by a brother, Herbert Junior Guffey.  

Arrangements are with Delta Funeral Home.

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Billy Joe Johnson

A graveside service for Billy Joe Johnson, age 79,  of Houston, will be conducted at Restlawn Memorial Park at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 26, 2013. 

           

Billy Joe Johnson passed away Sunday afternoon, July 21, 2013 at Northwest Memorial Hospital in Houston.  He was born in Mahoney on January 1, 1934, the son of James Hansel Johnson and Mary (McDonald) Johnson.  He was retired from the Houston Fire Department and a member of Church of Christ.

           

Survivors include:  niece, Gayle Christopher of Houston.

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

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Earl Johnson, Jr.

A graveside service for Earle Johnson, Jr., age 78, of Cumby, will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 26, 2013 at Cumby Cemetery, with Rev. Deidre Maples officiating. 

A visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, July 25, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home. 

           

Earle Johnson, Jr. passed away Saturday morning, July 20, 2013 at Rock Creek Health and Rehabilitation.  He was born in Pontiac, Illinois on February 21, 1935, the son of Earle Johnson, Sr.  He married Mary Ann Johnson in Marshall on January 18, 1980; she survives.  He was a retired road construction worker from A. K. Gillis and Sons and a member of First Presbyterian Church in Cumby.

           

Other survivors include:  daughter, Staci Jo Bridges of Cooper; son, Michael Eugene Johnson of Paris; grandchildren, Brittanie Kay Porter, Hunter James Milam, Zachary David Pack, Sadie Nicole Pack, Violet June Bridges, Kera Bridges, Brittany Bridges, Wesley Bridges and Andy McCullough and one great-grand child.

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

 

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Bob Morrison

  

A funeral service for Bob Morrison, age 81, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at First United Methodist Church, with Rev. Pete Adrian and Rev. Debbie Rigsby officiating. 

A military graveside service under the direction of the Hopkins County Military Coalition will follow at City Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers will be Hannah Morrison, Michael Morrison, Grant Morrison, Blake Morrison,  Bill Morrison and Don Morrison. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Gideon, Huel Hammond, Bobby Price and the Messenger Class at First United Methodist Church. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

Bob Morrison passed away at his residence Monday morning, July 22, 2013.  He was born in Brashear on January 24, 1932, the son of Ray Morrison and Ovis (Wright) Morrison.  He married Margie Sewell in Garland on September 3, 1954; she survives.  He was a retired engineer for Texas Instruments and a member of First United Methodist Church.

           

Other survivors include:  two sons, Mike Morrison and wife Tammy of Garland and Randy Morrison and wife Donna of Dallas; sister, Kay Morrison of Sulphur Springs; two brothers, Bill Morrison and wife, Gaye of Garland and Don Morrison and wife Frances of Bullard and grandchildren, Hannah Morrison, Michael Morrison, Grant Morrison and Blake Morrison.  He was preceded in death by stepfather, Jim Bruton.

 

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

 

 

 

Chester Raleigh

 

Chester Walter Raleigh passed away on July 20, 2013.  He was born on June 27, 1922 in McAlester, OK to Harry and Amy Freeman Raleigh.  Chester grew up in the McAlester and Savannah areas and graduated from Savannah High School.  After graduation, he joined the United States Navy and served as an electrician/carpenter aboard a submarine.  He spent time in both Pearl Harbor and Midway during WWII.  Chester married Evelyn Coker of Savannah on December 22, 1946.  They moved to El Paso, TX where he worked at the Standard Oil Refinery for 35 years and lived for the past 66 years.  

Chester loved his family, fishing, and camping.  He helped neighborhood children with many 4-H activities. He and Evelyn were members of the High-Flying Sams and lifetime members of the Good Sam organization. He attended Scottsdale Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, his wife, Evelyn, a son Harry Walter Raleigh, and 3 brothers – Lester Raleigh, P.V. Raleigh, and Gene Raleigh, and 3 sisters – Hester Raleigh-Sparks, Murlene Raleigh-Kimball, and Carrie Raleigh-Adams.  He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Carol Ann and Gaylon O’Dell of Yantis, TX; a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Linda Raleigh of Tulsa, OK; grandchildren Brenna and Jeff Patton of Euless, TX, Cara O’Dell of Euless, TX, Kyle Raleigh of Tulsa, OK, and Jenny and Taylor Royal of El Paso, great-grandchildren Hannah Patton, Gracyn Raleigh, Creed and Eastan Royal, and numerous nieces and nephews, and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at Scotsdale Baptist Church in El Paso on Aug. 3 at 1:00 and at Wesley United Methodist Church in Sulphur Springs on August 17 at 1:00. 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org/donate.

 

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Douglas White

Funeral services for Douglas White, age 77, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. White passed away on Friday morning, July 19, 2013, at his residence.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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George W. Singleton

A funeral service for George W. Singleton, age 88, of Princeton, will be conducted at Charles W. Smith and Sons Funeral Home in Princeton at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 23, 2013, with Rev. J. M. Caldwell officiating. 

Interment will follow at Stony Point Cemetery in Melissa. 

A visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. (noon) to 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2013 at Charles W. Smith and Sons Funeral Home.

         

George W. Singleton passed away at his residence Sunday morning July 21, 2013.  He was born in Sulphur Bluff, Texas  on September 2, 1924, the son of Daniel Madison Singleton and Myrtle V. (Nichols) Singleton.  He married Mildred Louise Mulkey at Sulphur Bluff on February 15, 1945.  She preceded him in death in 2000.  He was a retired engineer from Belo Broadcasting and he was of the Protestant faith.  He served in the United States Navy as a medic in the United States Marines.

         

Survivors include:  daughter, Jeanie Schmeichel of Princeton; granddaughter, Tracey Ratliff Lowden; grandson, Ronald Royce Ratliff II and great-grandchildren, Gabriel Babb, Shannon Marie Lowden, Timothy Scott Lowden and Grayson N. Lowden.  Also several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by two infant brothers, a sister and two adult brothers Oren Wilson  and Harold Dean Singleton.

 

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

 

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E. T. Ritter, Jr.

Esmond Truett  "E.T." Ritter, Jr., age 78, of Point passed away Thursday, July 17, 2013 at Scott & White Hospital in Temple.


Funeral service is scheduled Tuesday, July 23,  10:00 am at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel . 

Burial to follow in Lone Star Cemetery. Officiating will be Rev. Rodney Waycaster.

E. T. was born in Amory, MS, November 04, 1935. His parents were Esmond Truett, Sr., and Katie Bell Ritter.
He married Willer Dean Lockhart in Mississippi.  He worked for a fork lift repair company as a electrical fork lift mechanic prior to retirement.
 
Survived by:
Son: Douglas Truett Ritter and wife Carole of Lometa
Daughter: Bonnie Faye Ritter of Dallas
Grandchildren: Erin McGill, Mack McGill, Jr., and John McGill
Step-Grandchildren: Joe Moldenhour, Jr., Angela Ramirez, and Justin Moldenhour
Great-Grandchildren: 10
Numerous other loving family and friends
 
Preceded in Death by: Parents; 1 brother, Darrell Ritter; 1 sister, Elizabeth Waycaster; 1 daughter, Betty Jean Shelton
                                  1 granddaughter, Angel McGill

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Ila Mavis Croft

Ila Mavis Croft

Ila Mavis Croft, 81, of Coleman, died Thursday, July 18, 2013 at her residence.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 21, 2013 at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel, 400 West Pecan Street, Coleman, with Rev. Rocky Lindley officiating.

Burial will follow in the Coleman City Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

She was born Ila Mavis Preas on February 14, 1932 in Coleman to Roy Creston Preas and Ila B. Yancy Preas. She grew up and attended school in Coleman. On August 11, 1949, she married Cleo "Buddy" Croft in Coleman. He preceded her in death on January 9, 2006. She was a stay at home mom, raising 10 children and was a member of Bible Baptist Church.

Survivors include nine children, Debbie Dunn of Miller Grove, Margie and Ray Valdez of Brownwood, Wayne and Linda Croft of Brownwood, Gigger and Sheilia Croft of Freeport, Bobby Croft of Coleman, Tammy Thomas of Hollister, Missouri, Opal and Darrell Fletcher of Coleman, Marie and Rusty Mills of Coleman, Buddy and Brandy Croft of Abilene; seven brothers and sisters, Gloria Anglin of Austin, Mary Childers of Austin, Cornelia Scott of Rockport, Jerry Preas of Midland, Bob Johns of Guam, Glen Johns of Austin, Windel Preas of Houston; 28 granchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cleo "Buddy" Croft; one son, Douglas Croft and one grandson, T.K. Goree.

Family visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday at Stevens Funeral Home.

Arrangements are with Stevens Funeral Home, in Coleman.

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Eva Falls

A memorial service for Eva "Shortie" Falls age, 94. of Sulphur Springs  will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Martin Luther King Church of Christ.

           

Eva "Shortie" Falls passed away at her residence July 19, 2013.  She was born in Camp County May 7, 1919, the daughter of Boysie Isom and Jessie (Coleman) Isom.  She married Pleas Falls in Camp County September 7, 1939.  He preceded her in death in 1982.  She was a homemaker and a member of Martin Luther King Church of Christ.

           

Survivors include: son, Dean E. Falls of Seattle Washington; two daughters, Maple J. Charles of Houston and Bennye J. Hayes of Dallas; ten grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren. 

She was also preceded in death by her son, James A. Falls; one grandson, three brothers and two sisters.

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

 

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Mamie Lois Wright

Funeral services for Mamie Wright, age 78, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted  at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m.,  Sunday, July 21, 2013, with Sonny Pennington officiating. 

Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park, with Josh Alexander, Chris Follis, Tracy Johnson, James Brown and Gerald Felden serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

           

Mamie Wright passed away Thursday morning, July 18, 2013 at Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.  She was born in Hopkins County on November 19, 1934, the daughter of J. J. “Jess” Wright and Gena (Jenkins) Wright.  She was a retired claims adjuster for Krum and Forster Insurance Company in Dallas and a member of Assembly of God Church.

           

Survivors include:  two sons, Gary McKinnon of Sulphur Springs and Ricky Vicks and wife, Marlanea of Saltillo and grandchildren, Landon Lane, Dayton Lane and Dillon Lane. 

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Donnie Swaney, Stessell Ogles, Estelle Kirchman and Laverne Wright and a brother, James “Jaybird” Wright.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Eddie Mack "Mike" Mitchell

Eddie Mack "Mike" Mitchell, age 80, of Point passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at his home.
Memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, July 20,  11:00 am at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel 
Mike was born in Bridgeport, October 21, 1932. His parents were Joseph and Maida Mitchell.
Mike was retired from the Coco Cola Company were he had worked as a long haul truck driver.
He was a veteran with the U. S. Army and served during the Korean War from 1952 to 1956.
Mike was a member of the Masonic Lodge.
 
Survived by:
Sons: Mike Mitchell of Naples, Florida
         Jackson "Jack" Dean Mitchell of Lake Jackson
Daughters: Rebecca Lynn Largent of Missouri
                 Michelle Delight Mitchell of Point
Grandchildren: Brooke Dorian Meier, Averi Delight Mitchell,
                      Dayle Delight Mitchell, and Jackson Dean Mitchell
        Numerous other loving family and friends

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Sue Byrd

  

A graveside service for Sue Byrd, age 90, of Whitehouse, formerly of Sulphur Springs,  will be conducted at Restlawn Memorial Park at 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 22, 2013 with Rev. Ron Byrd, Rev. Jordan Byrd and Rev. Charles Moore officiating. 

No formal visitation is scheduled.

           

Sue Byrd passed away Thursday morning, July 18, 2013 at her residence.  She was born in Palestine September 14, 1922, the daughter of Harvey Cockerham and Theopa (Whitley) Cockerham.  She married R. L. Byrd in Jacksonville on March 8, 1940.  He preceded her in death in 1979.  She was a librarian and a homemaker.  She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and she was a former worthy matron of Eastern Star.

           

Survivors include:  son, Ron Byrd and wife Tanye of Whitehouse; grandchildren, Katie Byrd Gibson, Blair Byrd Streit, David Byrd Streit, Jordan Byrd and Joshua Byrd and seven great-grandchildren.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, two sons, Richard Byrd and Randy Byrd and sister, Robbie Colleen Brooks. 

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church in Sulphur Springs.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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James Alford

Funeral services for James Alford, age 89,  of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 20, 2013, at Spence Chapel, First Baptist Church, with Rev. Mark Bryant officiating. 

A military graveside service, under the direction of the Hopkins County Military Coalition, will follow at New Pickton Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers will be Jason Sloan, Harrison Hoffman, Scott Hoffman, Steve Dixey, Mike O’Dell and Jimmy O’Dell.  Honorary pallbearers will be the Joy Class at First Baptist Church. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, July 19, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

James Alford passed away Tuesday evening, July 16, 2013 at Carriage House Manor Cottages.  He was born on May 1, 1924 in Pickton, the son of Sid Alford and Valeria (Clay) Alford.  He married Evorine O’Dell at Pickton on May 31, 1947; she survives.  He was a retired teacher, coach and business manager for Dallas Independent School District and a member of First Baptist Church.  He was active in the volunteer Christian builders and he served in the United States army Air Corp during World War II.

Other survivors include:  daughter, Nancy Dixey and husband Scott of The Colony; grandchildren, Holly Hoffman and husband Steve and Jason Sloan and great-great-grandchildren, Haley Hoffman, Harrison Hoffman and Presley Sloan.  He was preceded in death by seven brothers, two sisters and one infant sibling.

Memorials may be made to Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas and/or the American Heart Association.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Patty Morgan

Funeral services for Patty A. Morgan, age 79, of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at Spence Chapel, First Baptist Church, at 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 19, 2013, with Rev. Mark Bryant, Rev. Tommy Johnston and Rev. Howard Strickland officiating. 

Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park, with Red Cross, Vic Ponder, James Moore, Tony Hughes, Rodney Miller, Lee Teetes, Don Deaton, Clayton McGraw, Ben Dickerson, and Don Sapaugh.  Honorary pallbearers will be First Baptist Church Radio/Television Bible Class,  members of Monday Night Bowling League, City National Bank employees, staff of Rock Creek Health and Rehabilitation, Jim Bagwell and Tommy White. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, July 18, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

Patty A. Morgan passed away Monday evening, July 15, 2013 at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.  She was born in Boston, Kentucky on  December 4, 1933, the daughter of Sanford Sidebottom and Mary Lee (Hutchison) Sidebottom.  She married James P. “Turk” Morgan in Sulphur Springs on April 12, 1958; he survives.  She was the retired owner of Dairy Queen.  She was a member of First Baptist Church, Mothers’ Culture Club, Hall of Fame at Classic Lanes.  She was also an election judge for local elections, secretary of her bowling league and bowling association and she was recognized for attending national bowling tournaments.

           

Other survivors include: two daughters, Tommie Ann Walker and Debra Sue Morgan, both of Sulphur Springs; two brothers, Bill Sidebottom of Sulphur Springs and Kenny Sidebottom of Kentucky; granddaughter, Amber Underwood and great-grandchildren, Dylan Reed and Ashlyn Collins.  She was preceded in death by two brothers, Donnie Sidebottom and Shorty Sidebottom and two sisters, Jane Miller and Linda Richey. 

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.



Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

 

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John Stribling

Funeral  services for John M. Stribling of Sulphur Springs,  will be conducted at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at Shooks Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. Steve Cook officiating.  Music will be performed by David Stribling, Jr. 

Interment will follow at Shooks Chapel Cemetery with Larry Blount, John W. Stribling, Mark Osterberg and Doug Tietjem serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Maynard, Jimmy Winfrey, Dr. Darren Arnecke and Ronnie Blount. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

John Stribling died Sunday, July 14, 2013 at Rock Creek Rehab Center.  He was born in the Parks Springs Community on July 19, 1925, the son of William Gamblin  Stribling and  Lucille Gertrude (Darby) Stribling.  He married Guynell Ray, his wife of 66 years, on March 29, 1947.  John was a farmer and cattleman in Hopkins County for many years.  He was an organizing member of the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Posse. 

In addition to his wife,  John is survived by his daughter, Nancy Osterberg  and husband Mack, son Tom Stribling and wife Mary, grandchildren, Kristin Heeren and husband Jon, Kimberly Osterberg, John W. Stribling, Callie Stribling, McKenzie Stribling, great-grandchildren, Joshua and Anna Heeren, brother, William Stribling and sister, Martha Johnson. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Chester Stribling and sister, Ruth Clifton. 

In lieu  flowers, the family requests any donations be made to the Shooks Chapel Cemetery Association, 209 S. Moore, Sulphur Springs, TX   75482.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home. 

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James Jones

Funeral services for James Jones, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Jones passed away on Friday, July 12, 2013, at Carriage House Manor.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Gerald Devlin

Funeral services for Gerald Lee Devlin, age 82, of Point will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home chapel with Bro. David Meeks officiating and Donny Meeks assisting. 

Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery with Robert Meeks, Merle Little, Charlie Rowan, Rusty Blasinggame, Luke Meeks and Chad Maddox serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be James Meeks, Harold Bass and John Meeks. 

There will be no formal visitation. 

Mr. Devlin passed away Saturday, July 13, 2013 at his daughter’s home in Farmersville.  Mr. Devlin was born on October 15, 1930 in Bogata, TX, the son of Charles and Mettie Sue (Parks) Devlin.  He married Doris Biggerstaff on September 4, 1954 in Mt. Vernon, TX.  She survives.  Mr. Devlin served in the United States Air Force.  Mr. Devlin was a member of Bible Baptist Church of Garland.  He was a hospital sales rep for Abbott Laboratories for 32 years.

In addition to his wife he is survived by one son, Larry Lee Devlin of Dallas, one  daughter, Brenda Meeks and husband Mike of Farmersville, one sister, Dorothy Marcy, grandchildren, Jake and Kala Meeks and Dana and Lacey Devlin, great-grandchildren, Luke and Laynie Meeks. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Charles Devlin, Bob Devlin, Joe Devlin and Jerry Devlin, four sisters, Elizabeth King, Francis Wilcox, Katherine Witcher and Lucille Welch. 

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Linda McCoy

Funeral services for Linda Sue McCoy, age 66, of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., Monday, July 15, 2013 at Shannon Oaks Church with Rev. Todd Tunnell officiating and Bran McCoy assisting. 

Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Mack Reed, Joe Anderson, Roger Elliott, Sam Sevier, Mike McNair and Gene Neal serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, July 14, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Linda  passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013 at her residence.   She was born on June 12, 1947 in Dallas, TX, the daughter of Harold and Velma (Russell) Reynolds.  She married Fred McCoy on February 25, 1966 in Irving, TX.  He survives. 

Linda was a member of Shannon Oaks Church and Core Leader for Community Bible Study. 

In addition to her husband she is survived by three sons, Clay McCoy of Sulphur Springs, Bran McCoy  and wife Summer of Kerens and Jeff McCoy and wife Lindsay of Sulphur Springs, sisters, Gail Smith and Nancy Penn and husband Pat all of Sulphur Springs, grandchildren, Justin, Dustin, Judd, Cully, Katelyn and Landri. 

Family request in lieu of flowers donations in Linda’s name be made to Community Bible Study c/o Tina Davis, P. O. Box 1105, Winnsboro, TX, 75494. 

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Kathleen Nowlin

A funeral Service for Kathleen “Kat” Nowlin, age 88, of Como will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Leo Wisniewski officiating. 

Interment will follow at Black Oak Cemetery with Dakota Brown and John Glenn serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, July 12, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

Kathleen “Kat” Nowlin passed away at Sulphur Springs Health & Rehab. Wednesday afternoon, July 10, 2013.  She was born in Como on March 30, 1925, the daughter of Willie and Tersie (Neyland) Blann.  She married Garvin Nowlin in San Antonio May 5, 1945.  He preceded her in death in 1986.  She was a retired laundry manager for Washington State D.S.H.S.   and a member of Black Oak Baptist Church.

           

Survivors include: two sons, John Elton Nowlin of Tacoma, Washington and Victor Scott Nowlin of Como; grandchildren, Kelcey Harris and husband Rob of Belfair, Washington, Robert Kinsey and wife Amanda of Gig Harbor, Washington, Jim Kinsey and wife Deanna of Bend Oregon and six great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Margaret Blann and brother, John Blann.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Melissa Melton

Funeral services for Melissa Nicole Melton, age 26, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, July 13, 2013 at League Street Church of Christ with Rev. Mike  Eason and Rev. Joel Tieymeyer officiating. 

Interment will follow at Old Tarrant Cemetery with Jeremy Melton, Randy Melton, Bruce Melton, Brian Melton, Terry Melton, Scott Melton and Ray Wright serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Estes, Dalton Littrell, Zane Willhite and the North Hopkins Class of 2005. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., Friday, July 12, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Melissa passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.  Melissa was born on December 9, 1986 in Plano, TX, the daughter of Thomas “Dooley” Lee Melton and Carolyn Leah Wright Melton.  Melissa was a substitute teacher for North Hopkins Independent School District.  She was a graduate of North Hopkins High School and went to cosmetology school. 

Melissa is survived by her parents, grandmother, Virginia Berney of Little Elm, TX, brother, Jeremey Melton and wife Kattie of Miller Grove, sisters, Brandy Estes and husband Mark and Leslie Littrell and husband Dalton all of Sulphur Springs, also survived by her beloved nieces and nephews. 

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Jake Mabe

  

A funeral service for Jake Mabe, age 83, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Monday, July 8, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Fred Lewis officiating. 

Military graveside services under the direction of the Hopkins County Military Coalition will follow at Greenview Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers will be  Ronnie Landers, Bob Landers, Jack Landers, Tim White, Danny Cooksey and Brandon Fowler. Honorary pallbearers will be C. D. Ballard and Ballard Trucking drivers. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, July 7, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.            

Jake Mabe passed away Thursday, July 4, 2013 at Rock Creek Health & Rehab.  He was born in Brashear on April 12, 1930, the son of Willie Estes “Bill” Mabe and Mable  (Morris) Mabe.  He was retired from Ballard Trucking and a member of First Baptist Church.  He served in the United States Marines during the Korean Conflict.            

Survivors include:  two sons, David Mabe and fiancé Tiffany of Mt. Pleasant and Tony Mabe and wife, Donna of Austin; two daughters, Gwen White and husband Tim and Karen Cooksey and husband, Danny; two brothers, Roger Mabe and Dee Mabe, all of Sulphur Springs; sister, Doris Mullen of Dallas; grandchildren, Brandon Fowler, Jennifer Meers, Brooke Jones, Justin Mabe, Tonya Odom, Nicole Thomison, Jordan Mabe, Jensen Mabe, Loren Cline and Hannah White and eight great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by two sisters. 

Memorials may be made to Greenview Cemetery Association, P.O. Box1504, Sulphur Springs, Texas  75483.            

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

 

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Mattie Tucker

A funeral service for Mattie Lou Tucker, age 86, of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 7, 2013, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. David Burns and Rocky Large officiating. 

Interment will follow at North Hopkins Cemetery, with Rocky Large, Rodney Tucker, Cory Ferrell, Jeremy Dixon, Michael Tucker, Jr., Kelly Faulks, Dylon Weatheread & Andrew Howell serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, July 6, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

Mattie Lou Tucker passed away at Carriage House Manor Thursday morning, July 4, 2013.  She was born in Commerce November 12, 1926, the daughter of William Frank Joslin and Bertha Lee (Massey) Joslin.  She married Adrian “Buddy” Tucker in Commerce on June 30, 1945.  He preceded her in death in 2003.  She was a homemaker and a member of Peerless Baptist Church.

           

Survivors include:  five daughters, Patsy Large and husband Dwight of Tucson, Arizona, Nancy Large and husband Danny of Mammoth, Arizona, Sherri Ferrell and husband Steve, Rita Martin and Carla Dixon and husband Darreyl, all of Sulphur Springs; three sons, James Tucker and wife Sandra of Lone Oak; Archie Tucker and wife Linda of Sulphur Springs and Michael Tucker of Okeene, Oklahoma; sister, Eva Nell McMahan; two brothers, Floyd Joslin and Johnny Joslin, all of Sulphur Springs; 23 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by three sisters, Lillian Coleman, Lena Massey and Murlene Petrea and six brothers, William Joslin, Robert Joslin, Gerald Joslin, Richard Joslin, Lee Joslin and Frankie Joslin. 

Memorials may be made to Legacy Hospice.

           

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

 

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Edward Hankins

  

A funeral service for Edward Hankins, age 62, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel with Alvin Barber officiating. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

Edward Hankins passed away at his residence Tuesday, June 30, 2013.  He was born in Hopkins County, October 3, 1950, the son of O. E. and Florence Hankins.  He was a truck driver for over 40 years and he was of the Baptist faith.  He served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam war and he was a member of V.F.W. Post 8560.

          

Survivors include:  daughter, Hannah Hankins Tatum & husband, Riley; sons, Billy Hankins & Patrick Matthews all of Sulphur Springs; sisters, Ovaline Barber & husband, Alvin of Winnsboro and Lovanda Hoffman and husband, Billy Bob of Pickton;  brothers, Butch Hankins of Cypress Springs, Bobby Hankins and wife, Teena  of Saltillo and Gerald Wayne Hankins and wife, Laquita of Winnsboro; grandchildren, Trevor, Ashley, Lainey and Hayleigh. 

      

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Don Hankins and niece, Patty Hoffman.

           

Memorials may be made to V.F.W. Post 8560.

Cremation arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Dr. Henry Sellers

Dr. Henry Grady Sellers, Jr., passed away June 30 in Waco, Texas, at the age of 91, following a  long struggle with Parkinson's Disease.

Henry was born to Henry Grady and Iva Blanche Sellers on June 18, 1922 in Pascagoula, Mississippi.  He was raised in Sulphur Springs, Texas and graduated from Sulphur Springs High School in 1940.  He studied architecture at The University of Texas at Austin before serving in the U.S. Army from October 1942 to November 1945.  During the war, he served in the 82nd Airborne Division as a topographic draftsman attached to the 508th Regimental Headquarters.  His combat experience included parachute jumps in the invasions of Normandy and Holland and action in the Battle of the Bulge.  Among the medals he was awarded were the Purple Heart, the Bronze Arrowhead and four Bronze Stars.  He served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve from 1950 to 1982, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. 

Henry married Veda Jo Underwood of Denton, Texas on August 8, 1948.  In June of 1950, he graduated from the UT School of Dentistry in Houston and began private practice in Sulphur Springs, retiring in 1998.  His hobbies centered on involvement with his children, including family camping, baseball coach, softball coach, Cubmaster and Scoutmaster.  He continued to be active in Boy Scouts even after his sons graduated from Troop 69.

He is survived by his wife, Veda; son, Grady; daughter, Susan and husband, Marlon McGough; son, Richard and wife, Suzanne; daughter, Mary Jo Strickland; Patricia Gumm Sellers and Kyle Strickland.  He is also survived by six grandchildren:  Nathan Sellers, Lauren Simpson, Paul Strickland, Jonathan Sellers, Bethany Sellers and Emma Strickland.

The family  expresses their gratitude to the staff of Ridgecrest Retirement Community and Bluebonnet Hospice for all of their kindness and care.

The service will be held Wednesday afternoon, July 3, at 2:00, at West Oaks Funeral Home in Sulphur Springs, with visitation beginning one hour before. 

Burial will follow at City Cemetery with Rick Wilson, Harlon Hammond, Chad Cable, Nathan Sellers, Paul Strickland, Jonathan Sellers and Steven Simpson serving as pallbearers.    

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to First United Methodist Church of Sulphur Springs. 

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

 

 

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Bill Williams

Funeral services for Bill Williams age 79, of Sulphur Springs, are set for 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at League Street church of Christ, with Jerry Savage and Bill Grant officiating. Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Bavard Hill, Willie Porter, Larry Fite, Rick Williams, Travis Aven, Dr. Hank Hayes, David Bragg, Dale Watkins, Landon Watkins, Newman Bradford, Bill Grant and Kevin Wilkes serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, July 1, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Bill passed away Saturday, June 30, 2013 at Hopkins House. He was born in Pattonville, the son of H.C. and Kathleen Williams. He married Janie Lee Barton in Mobeetie on June 1, 1958; she survives. He was the retired president of Alliance Bank and a member of League Street Church of Christ. He was a member of Kiwanis Club, Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce, the Optimist Club, E.D.C. Board, Paris Chamber of Commerce, Paris S.M.U. and lifetime member of Crime Stoppers.

Survivors include" son, Mike Williams and wife Cheryl of Mansfield; daughter Lisa Tenberge and husband George, of sulphur Springs; sister, Lucy Staley and husband Harley of Paris; grandchildren and family members, Alyssa Burgin and Kelly Stonaker, Hunter Stonaker, Pierce and Whitney Williams, Taylor Williams and fiance Cassandra Blegen, Jayna and Cole Middleton and Lara Williams.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials may be made to League Street Church of Christ.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

 

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Erma Lee Ball

 

A Funeral service for Erma Lee Ball will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 1, 2013, at the Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bradley Edge officiating.

Interment will follow at Peerless Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, June 30, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

Erma Lee Ball passed away Saturday morning, June 29, 2013, at Sunny Springs Nursing Home. She was born in Hopkins County on October 19, 1933 to William Elmer Arnold and Alice (Keith) Arnold. She married Clayborn Ball in Hopkins County on May 5, 1951; he preceded her in death in 2004.

Mrs. Ball was a homemaker and a seamstress for H.D. Lee Company. She was a member of the Miracle Revival Church.

           

Mrs. Ball is survived by: daughter, Vicky Winstead, of Sulphur Springs; son, Phillip Winstead and wife, Kim, of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Wesley Clay Winstead, Heather Gregory, Jacob Ball, Josh Cockrum, Amber Hooker and Jordan Cockrum; and eleven great-grandchildren.

          

She was preceded in death by two brothers, L. Z. Arnold and Roy T. Arnold, three sisters, Marie Griffin, Opal Strain, and Ruby Downs, and one son-in-law, Wesley Winstead.

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

 

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Bobby Gillis

Graveside services for Bobby Gerald Gillis, 81, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 1, 2013 at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cumby with Rev. Charles Moore officiating.

Pallbearers will be William Baxter, Mark Fouse, Clay Walker, Carl Bryan, Doyle Wood, Mark Warren, Mark Warren, Jr., and Neil Williams.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, June 30, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Gillis passed away on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at Carriage House Manor in Sulphur Springs. He was born on November 24, 1931 in Cumby, TX the son of Aura Kyle “A.K.” and Ruth Marie (Record) Gillis. He married Janelle Gill on February 2, 1959 in Hopkins County. She survives. He served in the United States Army and was of the Presbyterian faith. He was involved with the Family Company “A.K. Gillis & Sons” for over 60 years.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Gillis is survived by son, John Gillis and wife Deborah of Sulphur Springs, brother, Jack Gillis and wife Ruth of Sulphur Springs, grandson, Mathew Kyle Gillis of San Antonio, and nieces, Janet Jordan and husband Mike of Mt. Vernon, and Judy Gillis of Sulphur Springs.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Cal Farley’s Boys Home, P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo, TX 79174

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Ida Fite

Funeral services for Ida Fite, age 91 of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 1, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park.  Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m. , one hour prior to the service. 

          

Ida Bell Fite was born to William Marion and Martha Caroline Patridge in Yantis.  She passed away Friday, June 28, 2013 in Sulphur Springs.

           

In 1940 she married J. W. “Pete” Fite and the family resided in Wood County until 1947, when they moved to Sulphur Springs.  In 1959 the family moved to Garland where Ida was a homemaker and worked and retired from K-Mart.  After divorcing in 1971, she continued to work and make her home in the Dallas area.  In 1983, she moved to Greenville and lived with her sister Mattie.  Later they moved back to Sulphur Springs where she worked for Wal-Mart and then Jordan Home Health.

           

She was a member of the Davis Street Baptist Church and was in the Couples Sunday School class and did volunteer work for the Hopkins County Museum and Heritage Park.

           

Each year she would pick up buckets of pecans and shell them for herself and family members.  This past November she was still shelling pecans that a friend had picked up for her.  In recent years she pieced and quilted quilts for her family.  At Thanksgiving and Christmas she would bake her special carrot cake.

          

  Survivors include:  son, Paul R. Fite and wife Sandra of Gilmer; daughter, Karen Stephens and husband Dale of Kemp; five grandsons, one granddaughter; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sister, Fay Wilson of Sulphur Springs and friend and caregiver, Nita Barrett.  She was preceded in death by two sons, Tony G. in 1969 and Jerry D. in 2012 and two sisters, Mattie Pounds Brown and Irene Pounds.

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

 

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Bill Wansley

Funeral services for Mr. Billy Frank "Bill" Wansley, former Sheriff of Wood County, 65, of Quitman are scheduled for 2:30 PM Sunday June 30 at Lake Fork Baptist Church.

The family will receive friends from 6 PM until 8 PM Saturday evening at the Funeral Home.

Arrangements are with Lowe Funeral Home, in Quitman.

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Dr. Sam Swindell

  

Funeral services for Dr. Samuel W. Swindell will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 30, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church in Sulphur Springs. 

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, June 29, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Honorary pallbearers are Ben Anglin, Shem Ray, Dr. Maurice Starkey, Dr. Ronnie Stanley, Mac Newsom, Dan Gallagher, Charlie Beranek, Gary Hanson, and Leon Powers.

 

 Dr. Samuel W. Swindell, loving husband, father, grandfather and friend passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by family on June 24, 2013.

Sam was born December 26, 1924 to James Agnew Swindell and Helen Lee Thompson Swindell in Greenville, Texas, He was raised, along with his brother Bill, by his two great-aunts in Commerce.  It was these two fine ladies who taught Sam the responsibility and privilege of serving others in need in the community.  Sam learned this lesson well and followed it his entire life.

During World War II, Sam volunteered and served with the 379th Bombardment Group of what was to become the Eighth Air Force where, as a B-17 pilot, he flew many combat missions over Europe.  On one such mission his airplane was so damaged by enemy fire that he was unable to  return to his base in England and was forced to belly-land the B-17 in Belgium, destroying the plane but saving the crew.  For his service he was awarded the Distinguished Service Award and Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters.

Following the war, Sam graduated from East Texas State University and then Southwestern Medical School in Dallas where he served as president of his graduating class.  After initially practicing medicine in Midland and Dallas he moved his practice to Sulphur Springs where he shared an office on Church Street with Dr. Ray Hanna.  As a family doctor, Sam served a great many families in Sulphur Springs and surrounding communities.  His schedule included numerous sleepless nights delivering babies and making house calls to rural homes.  His children remember the eggs, squash and black berries that he often accepted as payment for such house calls.  Seeing a real need in town, Sam completed his residency in general surgery at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, and for many years served Sulphur Springs as its only surgeon. 

While raising his children and being involved with their activities he also continued to serve his community by being instrumental in the inception and development of the Hopkins County Memorial Hospital, People’s National Bank and even the local bowling alley.  He served as Chief of Staff for the hospital as well as Chief of Surgery, served on the Sulphur Springs ISD school board, and became involved with many service organizations and initiatives in town. He was a long-time member of the First United Methodist Church in Sulphur Springs.

When retirement came, Sam and Carole, his wife of 39 years, hooked up their RV and traveled full-time for several years before building a home in Kerrville, Texas in 2000.  They made so many wonderful friends all over the country as well as in their new hometown.  In his retirement years Sam was an active member of the Military Officers Association, the Experimental Aircraft Association and the Kerrville Quiet Birdmen Hangar.  He had great affection for his many friends.

Sam is survived by his loving wife Carole, his sons Greg Swindell of Sulphur Springs, Scott Swindell and wife, Jennifer, of Round Rock, Larry Norton and wife, Debra of Sulphur Springs, Jason Norton of Kingwood, his brother Mike Swindell of Humble and his nephew Shane Swindell of Oklahoma City.  He will always be Granddaddy to Nathan, David, Jessica, Jacob, Sarah, Sam, Grace, Heather, Holly and Ryan.

Sam was preceded in death by his beloved daughter Carol Ann Swindell, his parents, his great-aunts Mary Thompson and Cornelia Thompson Maloney, his brother Bill Swindell and his nephew Will Swindell.

Memorials may  be made in Dr. Swindell’s name to:  Peterson Hospice, 1121 Broadway, Kerrville, TX 78028 or the American Heart Association.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Myra Lynn Yanez

Myra Lynn Yanez, age 48, of Point passed away Friday, June 21, 2013 at her home surrounded by her family.

Funeral service for Myra Yanez, of Point, will be held Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 11:00 am at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home. 

Burial will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Tyler at 3:00 pm.  


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


Myra was born in Tyler, January 10, 1966. Her parents were Danny Wayne, Sr. and Patricia Ann Pate Jeter. She married Jose Oscar Yanez in Tyler on July 7, 2002.  She was a homemaker and loved taking care her family. She was of the Baptist faith.

Pallbearers will be Joshua Watkins, Kassie McDaniel, Jesus Yanez, Filiberto Yanes,  Will Kinard, and Rodolfo Yanez


Survived by: Husband: Jose O. Yanez of Point Son: Joshua Seth Watkins of Point Brothers: Danny Jeter, Jr., of Rockdale, Alan Jeter of Killeen, Rodney Jeter of Round Rock David Jeter of Round Rock, and Johnny Morrow of Celest Sisters: Teresa McDaniel of Point, Nicole Robertson of Rockdale, and Lisa Jeter of Rockdale Step-mother: Zelma Jeter of Rockdale   Numerous other loving family and friends
 
Preceded by: Parents; Grandmother

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Glenda Zimmer

Funeral service for Glenda Levene Zimmer, age 78, of Emory, will be held Saturday, June 22, 2013, 2:00 pm at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home. 

Burial will follow in Turner Cemetery.   Dr. Joe Perkins will officiate. 

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

Glenda was born in Dallas, June 30, 1934. Her parents were William Doyle and Tommie Charleston Hall Simmons. She married Frank William Zimmer in Garland on January 2, 1953.  Glenda was a member of the Emory Baptist Church.  

Pallbearers will be Dempsey Bullock, Eric Valazquez, Charles Dickerson, Kody Wallace, Ken Freeman, and Joshua Reyes Honorary Pallbearer is Bill Beasley
 
Survived by: Daughter: Cindy Jo Murray and husband Nardo of Hideaway Son-in- law: Carl Key of Point Brother: Gene Simmons of Garland Sister: Jo Freeman of College Station Granddaughters: Amy Parker and husband Keith of Emory; Amanda Hollingshead and husband Ricky of Emory Brittany Strickland and husband Jason of Early; and Adi Murray of Hideaway Grandson: Joshua Boyd of Graham Great-Grandchildren: Cody, Caden, Kaylee, Carly, Cainan, Bella, Liam   Numerous other loving family and friends  

Preceded by: Parents; Husband in 2011; 1 daughter, Cathy Key in 2005; 1 brother, Rex Simmons.    

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Charles Cannon

Funeral services for Charles Cannon age, 74, of Hagansport will be held at 10:30 AM Sunday, June 23, 2013 at the Lake Chapel Church with Rev. Gerald Hood, Rev. Jimmy Rogers and Rev. Jared Myrick officiating.  Burial will follow at the Fairview cemetery with Wade Cannon, Kenneth Cannon, Rusty Barker, Derek Watson, Raymon Cannon and Gary Jones serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Cannon, Forest Reynolds, Glen Slaughter and The Men of Lake Chapel Church.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 PM Saturday, June 22, 2013 at the funeral home.

 

Mr. Cannon was born in Franklin County on December 19, 1938 the son of M.L. and Lillian Kelley Cannon.  He married Peggy Babb on May 29, 1964 in Ft. Worth, TX.

 

He owned and operated a Dairy Farm in northern Franklin County for twenty three years.  In addition, he operated a custom hay bailing business until his retirement.

Charles was named Franklin County Agriculturalist of the year in 2008, but his proudest moments were those spent with family and friends especially his grandchildren Justin and Kellee.  He enjoyed being a member of Lake Chapel Church and a regular contributor to the Table of Knowledge.

 

Survived by his wife Peggy Cannon of Hagansport; son Randy Cannon and Kathy of Hagansport; grandchildren, Justin Cannon and Kellee Cannon of Hagansport; brothers Rob Cannon of Sulphur Bluff and Sandy Cannon of Hagansport; brother-in-law Glen Babb of Bogata; and sister-in-law Sandra Burns of Mt. Vernon. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers James Cannon, Dean Cannon and Doyle Cannon; sisters-in-law Doris Cannon and Shirley Babb and special Aunt Marie Crafts.  

 

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Tammy Hester

Funeral services for Tammy Hester, age 51, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 22, 2013, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Tom Frisby will officiate.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t9 8:00 p.m., Friday, June 21, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

She passed away on Wednesday, June 19,2013, at her residence. She was born on December 10, 1961, in Sulphur Springs, the daughter of  Clovis Joe and Peggy June Crabtree Thompson.

She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include: her husband, Robert Tadlock; two daughters, Chrissy Hester-Kulper and husband Andrew; and Misty Hester-Walker and husband Justin, both of Sulphur Springs; sisters, Karen Burks of Frisco, Vickie Patridge and husband Jeff of Decatur, and Cindy Pickrell of McKinney;  and grandchildren, Brooke, Emily, Ryan, Caeron, Sydnie, Shelllie, Zachariah, Cammy, and Shai.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Terry Moore

Funeral services for Terrence Lee Moore, Sr., 57, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, June 24, 2013 at Morning Chapel Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Rev. H.B. Nash, Sr. and Eulogist Rev. Leon Gossett, Sr.

Interment will follow at East Caney Cemetery with Charles Perry, Sandy Shell, Lester Henley, David Cooper, David Gordon, and Ken Taylor serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Vic Johnson, Andre Johnson, Junior Johnson, Vincent Johnson, Jr., Lewis Harrison, Kelvin Harrison, and Ryan Harrison.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, June 23, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home. Mr. Moore passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

Terrence Lee Moore was born into this world to the parentage of Ozziephine Harrison Moore and Fred Joe Moore November 18, 1955 in Hopkins County.

He was educated in the Hopkins County School District. He was a part of the graduating class of 1974.

Terry Lee professed a hope in Christ at an early age and accepted him as his personal savior and a member of Olive Branch Missionary Baptist Church. Terry worked at Morning Star (Saputo Cheese) for 30 years. He was also an original Knight Mc member.

Terry united in matrimony to Alice Nash on July 2, 1976, and to his union three children born; Terrence Lee Jr., Maurra, and Angel. He has two daughters Deanita McCall (Ski) and Chaliyah Moore.

Terry Lee leaves to cherish his memories his wife Alice, his children, one sister; Freddie M. Moore Johnson (Cartritus), grandchildren, Tatyana Moore, Caleb and Seth McCall, Kaleb and Kalvon Dabbs, nieces, Dametra Johnson, Tkea, Kiara, LaToya, Kim, and Kimora Johnson, nephews, Andre, Vic, Junior, Vincent Sr., Vincent Jr., Tadarius Johnson, Kelvin, Ryan, and Lewis Harrison, and Nelson Dent. A very special godson Bobby Daryl Harrison, and all of his first cousins; Rita, Carmalita, Jackie, Roberta, Linda, William, Walter, Kenneth, Eddie, Michael, Kerry, Van, the lates.

Preceded in death by, Bobby Joe, Cynthia, Brenda, and Joseph Corner Harrison.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.  

 

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Billiefae Sellers

Billiefae Vaden Sellers passed away peacefully at the Cottages of Carriage House, Monday evening, June 17, 2013.

She was born January 22, 1926 at 605 Houston Street, Sulphur Springs, TX. She was the daughter of French Strother and Mattie Francis Braden Vaden. Both parents were members of pioneer families in the northern part of Hopkins County. Her father died when she was 12. She and her sister, Mary Beth were reared by a strong, kind Mother who wanted the  best for her girls. Billiefae’s maternal grandparents, P.F. and Ella Robertson Braden, lived across the street and helped rear their granddaughters.

Billiefae graduated from Sulphur Springs High School in 1943 during World War II. She became a bookkeeper at City National Bank and there, after the War, met the love of her life, Charles Sellers. He was returning to the bank after serving in World War II.

They married on June 15, 1952 at her grandparents’ home on Houston St, and celebrated their 61st anniversary this past Saturday. She left her job at City National in 1954 to begin her family. This union was blessed with two sons, Tom and John.  She later worked as a bookkeeper for Westbrook Concrete and Super Handy Stores, but was always home for her boys after school.

Her first love was her family, but she also participated in her community and church. She was a charter member of the Dial Study Club, and later a member of both Jr. and Sr. Waverly. She is a former President of the Lena Day Garden Club and The Friends of the Library. She was an active member of the City Cemetery Society and a member of the DAR. She was a member of The First Christian Church but joined the First United Methodist Church in 1957.

Her joys in later life were enjoying her three grandchildren, riding in the country with Charles and having her two sons and their families back in their hometown.

She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, and only eight months ago, her only sibling, Mary Beth Rouse.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Charles Sellers of Sulphur Springs, son Tom and wife Pam of Sulphur Springs, son John and wife Kim, of Sulphur Springs. Three grandchildren; Katy Sellers of Austin, Jacob Sellers of Abilene, and Eli Sellers of Sulphur Springs , several nieces and nephews, and locally by her first cousin, Wilma Brice, and special friends, Jerry Graves, Vera Ann Johnson, and Betty Herman.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday June 21, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church, with visitation with family one hour prior, in the Fellowship Hall.

Burial will be at City Cemetery following the service.  Pallbearers are as follows, Andy Rouse, Pete Rouse, Jacob Sellers, Eli Sellers, Norton Hickley, Marvin Wayne Jones, Buck Booker, Mark Horton.  Honorary Pallbearers are as follows:  Verdon Graves, Alec Bridges, Crusaders Class, Randy McDonald, E.A. Junell,  Dr. Mark Miller.  


Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Margaret Walls

A graveside service for Margaret Walls, age 89, of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, June 22, 2013 at Restlawn Memorial Park. 

No formal visitation is scheduled

Margaret Walls passed away Wednesday morning, June 19, 2013, at Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab.  She was born in Hopkins County, the daughter of Malcolm and Winnie Pearl Conner.  She married Dewey Toyie Walls.  He preceded her in death in 1968.  She was a secretary for Farmers’ Co-Op and Sulphur Springs State Bank and she was a member of Martin Springs Baptist Church.

Survivors include:  two sons, Larry Walls and wife Keitha of Sulphur Springs and Joel Dan Walls and wife, Kathleen of Katy; grandchildren, Lindsey Smith, Tracey Walls, Audrey Walls, Daniel Walls and Elliot Walls and great-grandchildren, Chloe Smith, Charlize Smith, Conner Sutterwhite, Wade Gilbert and Cason Walls. 

She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Lena Faye Perkins and Claris Phillips.

           

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

 

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Ara Bosco

Graveside services for Ara Texaline Bosco, age 86, of Sulphur Springs, have been scheduled for 10:00AM Friday, June 21, 2013 at Mt. Sterling Cemetery with Bro. David Burns officiating.

No formal visitation will be held.

Ara Texaline Bosco was born in Birthright, TX, the daughter of Henry L. and Gertrude Douglas.  She married Sam Bosco 1990, he preceded her in death in 2004. 

Ms. Bosco passed away Wednesday morning, June 19, 2013 at Rock Creek Nursing Home in Sulphur Springs.

Survivors include daughter, Lavanna Douglas-Wilcox; grand daughters, Leah Irving and Robin Jordan; four great grandchildren, Amber Johnson, Fallon McCool, Kinzi Irving, and Anna Irving; seven great-great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; grand daughter Christi Wilcox in 2006;and brother, Henry Lavon Douglas.              

 

Arrangements are under the direction of Tapp Funeral Home.

  

 

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James E. Luckett

Funeral service for James E. Luckett, age 72, of Emory, will be held Thursday, June 20, 2013, at 10:00 am. 

Burial will follow in Smyrna Cemetery.   Mike McNair will officiate. 

Visitation will be at the funeral home on Wednesday evenig, 6:00-8:00 pm. Pallbearers are Randy Barker, Bryan Luckett, Tony Boyer, Tommy Boyer, Nolan House, and Bernard Robinson.  Honorary Pallbearers are the Greenville Fire Department, and the Emory Livestock Commission  

James was born April 2, 1941, in Dallas to Clifford Clyde and Eura Mae Barker Luckett. He married Mary Helen Spencer in Point on Aug.13, 1961.  James retired from the Greenville Fire Dept. in 1987. 

Survived by: Wife: Mary Helen Luckett Daughters: Pam Fenter and husband Danny of Celin, Carla Bradshaw and husband Paul of Winnsboro Sister: Judy Cooke of Emory Sister-in-law: Barbara Jean Luckett of Mesquite Grandchildren: Ashely Ferrell, Colby Fenter, Chelsey Fenter, Morgan McAree, and Latelyn Tyler Great-Grandchilren: Dylan Fenter, and Colton Ferrell Numerous other loving family and a host of friends

Preceded by: Parents; 2 Brothers: Joe Pat Luckett, and L.B. Luckett; 2 Sisters: Bobbie Beliew, and Patricia Easley

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home in Emory.

       

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Sandra George

A graveside service for Sandra Fay George, age 57,  of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, June 20, 2013 at Forest Academy Cemetery. 

Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 20, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home. 

Sandra Fay George passed away Monday, June 17, 2013 at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital , in Tyler.  She was born in Cooper, the daughter of Blane and Margaret George.  She married Kaywood Abernathy.  He preceded her in death in 2012.  She was a store clerk for Joe Bob’s Convenience Store and she was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include:  daughter, Kala George; father, Blane George, both of Como; sister, Peggy Shelton of Sulphur Springs; two brothers, Charlie George of Pickton and Bobby George of Como. 

Memorials may be made to Forest Academy Cemetery Association, 229 West Oaks Circle, Sulphur Springs, TX  75482.

     

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Arthur Berry

Funeral services for Arthur Lee Berry, age 80, of Sulphur Springs, have been scheduled for 11:00AM at Morning Chapel Baptist Church on Friday, June 21, 2013 with Rev. Harold Nash and Rev. Johnny Harris officiating.

Interment will follow in East Caney Cemetery with Christopher Washington, Calvin Washington, Larry Askew, Ronald Lewis, Lawrence Washington Jr., and Benny Harris serving as pallbearers.

No formal visitation has been set.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

 

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Stella Louise Rogers

Funeral services for Louise Smith Rogers, age, 73, of Dallas will be held at 10:30 AM Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at the Harvey Funeral Home Chapel, Mt. Vernon, Texas with Rev. Donny Morrison officiating.

Burial at Stouts Creek Cemetery in Hopkins County. 

 

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 PM Tuesday, June 18, at the funeral home.   Mrs. Rogers died Sunday, June 16, 2013 at her residence in Dallas.She was born June 12, 1940 in Hopkins County the daughter of William Riley and Eddie Coran Thomas Smith and married Jim Rogers on April 13, 1962 in Dallas, TX and he survives.  Mr. Rogers was a homemaker and a member of the Bethel Hill Assembly of God in Dallas.   

She is also survived by her daughter Sabrina Rogers of Dallas.   Brother Clark Smith of Mt. Vernon; sister and brother-in-law Martha and Virgil Massengill of Bossier City, LA, sister Ruth Watts of Burneyville, OK .

 

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

Arrangements are with Sam B. Harvey Funeral Home, Mt. Vernon.

 

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Brenda Rickett

Brenda “B.J.” Rickett, age 67, of Yantis passed away Sunday afternoon , June 16, 2013 at Hospice Homeplace of Tyler.  She was born in Grapevine, the daughter of William Lawrence and Hazel Lacreta Gilbert.  She married Tony Rickett in Southlake in 1973.  He preceded her in death.  

She was a freight delivery person and a member of Grace Family Church.

           

Survivors include:  two daughters, Shari Anderson of Magnolia and Christy Rickett of Fort Worth; three  sisters, Barbara Brackett, Marsha Biggs and  Becky Biggs and brother,  Sonny Cummings, all of Fort Worth.  Grandchildren, Destiny Petty, Dustin Anderson,  Bradley Rickett, Lydia Rickett, Ethan Stone and Christian Stone.         

She was also preceded in death by her parents.

           

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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

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Jessie Faye Boucher

 Jessie Faye Glasco Boucher died peacefully in her sleep, early Thursday morning, June 13, 2013.

 

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 19th at St. Ann Catholic Church in Winnsboro, TX.

 

Memorials may be made in her name in lieu of flowers to:

St. Ann Catholic Church, 1010 FM 515 (W. Coke Rd.) Winnsboro, TX  75494.

 

Jessie was born on February 11, 1927 in Upshur County near the Grice Community, about 10 miles from Gilmer, TX. She was the fifth and youngest child of Jesse Thomas (Jett) Glasco and Clara Amma Mullinex Glasco. The family moved to Hopkins County near Pickton when Jessie Faye was about 2 years of age, where she attended all 12 grades and graduated from Pickton High School in 1945.

 

Jessie moved to Dallas, Texas in 1946 where she met her husband of 57 years, Kenneth Joseph Boucher. The couple married on April 1st, 1950 and resided in Dallas and Irving, Texas for over 32 years where they raised their two children. Following Kenneth’s retirement the couple moved to their lake home in Wood County, TX.

 

Jessie loved oil painting, gardening, geneology research and was an avid reader.  She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and was dedicated to her church and family.

 

 She was preceded in death by her parents, Jett and Amma Glasco, her husband, Kenneth Boucher, Brother, Rev. Noble Glasco, Sisters, LaVerne Cheney, Myra Ragan, Oleta Knotts and lifelong friends Wayne and Elnora Flaherty. She is survived by her two children, John Boucher of Dallas, TX , Vicki Barnhouse of Walsenburg, CO, Son in Law John Barnhouse of Walsenburg, CO, Grandson Justin Barnhouse and wife Jenni Coulter-Barnhouse of El Paso, TX, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

 

In lieu of flowers the family request memorials also be made in her name to: St. Joseph’s Residence, 330 W. Pembroke Ave, Dallas TX   75208 or to St. Ann Catholic Church, 1010 West FM 515, Winnsboro, TX   75494. 

Cremation  arrangements under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Gerald Raymond Latham

Funeral services for Gerald Raymond Latham, age 91, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 18, 2013, in Spence Chapel of First Baptist Church. Rev. Mark Bryant and Rev. Fred Lewis will officiate.

Military graveside services will follow by Hopkins County Military Coalition at Stouts Creek Cemetery, with Clint Brown, Jonathan Gold, Joshua Spedowski, Jonathan, Spedowski, Jesse Norris, and Robert Carpenter serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Carter and Jared Gold.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, June 17, 2013, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel.

Mr. Latham passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2013, at his residence. He was born on April 20, 1921, in Mt. Grove, MO, the son of H.U. and Ella Wilson Latham. He married Virginia Clements, on June 12, 1940, in Ozark, MO. She preceded him in death.

Mr. Latham was retired from the U.S. Air Force after 25 years. He served in WWII and during the Korean Conflict. He also retired after 15 years from the U.S. Postal Service. He and his wife were Child Evangelist Fellowship Directors in Tyler, TX. He was a member of First Baptist Church and sang in the Silvertone Choir. He also assisted in the nursing home ministry at First Baptist Church.


He is survived by two sons, Jerry Raymond Latham and Larry Dean Latham, both of Sulphur Springs; daughters, Judith Lee Brown of Sulphur Springs, Shirley Ann Insley of California, and Donna Sue Johnson of Montana; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers; and three sisters.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Auvis Oleta May

Funeral services for Auvis Oleta May, age 96, of the Shirley Community will be conducted at 4:00 p.m., Monday, June 17, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Stanley Ray officiating. 

Interment will follow at Miller Grove Cemetery with John Tyson Cox, Brian Anthony Cox, John Michael May, Darrell David May, Clark Lester May and John Willard Cox serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be held from 3:00 to 4:00 one hour prior to service time at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Mrs. May passed away Friday, June 13, 2013 at Hunt County Regional Hospital in Greenville.  Mrs. May was born on October 6, 1916 in the Shirley Community the daughter of Robert D and Vessie (Gooslby)Adair.  She married Hebert Lester May on June 17, 1939 and he preceded her in death on December 24, 1974.  Mrs. May was a homemaker and a caretaker to several ladies.  She was of the Baptist faith. 

She is survived by her daughter, Joyce Cox of Caddo Mills, TX, son, Derrell May of Miller Grove, TX, sister, Alice Russell of West, TX, grandchildren, Tyson Cox of Greenville, TX, Trent Cox of Ethiopia, Tony Cox of Caddo Mills, TX, David May, Clark May, Amanda May all of Miller Grove, TX, John Michael May of Mesquite, great-grandchildren, Demi Weatherford, Kalea Weatherford, Addison May, Brooklyn May, Kellen Cox, Jack Cox, Riley Cox, Garrett Cox, Ty Cox, Lilly Cox, Chandler Cox and Desta Cox.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Pat Adair, Bill Adair and Dan Adair, sister, Mozelle Walker, and one son Lester Carroll May. 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Joyce Hale

Graveside services for Joyce Elaine Hale, 72, of Brashear, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 14, 2013 at Brashear Cemetery with Bro. Jimmy Henry officiating.

There will be no formal visitation.

Joyce passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at Briarcliff Health and Rehab in Greenville, TX. She was born on February 10, 1941 in Brashear, TX, the daughter of O.V. Sr. and Mae Hale.

She is survived by her sister, Bobbie Courson of Arp, TX and brother, Jimmy Hale, of Brashear, as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Ruth Toles and brother, O.V. Hale Jr.


Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Addison Dugan

 

Services for Miss Addison Danielle Dugan, 9 of Grand Saline, are scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday, June 15, 2013 at Main Street Baptist Church with Bro. Eddie Paul Stanley officiating under the direction of Bartley Funeral Home.

Visitation Friday 6-8 at Main Street Baptist Church in Grand Saline.

Interment will follow in Woodside Cemetery.

Addison passed away June 12, 2013. She was born January 4, 2004 in Tyler to Lannie & Amie Stuart Dugan. She had spent all of her life in Grand Saline where she just completed the 3rd grade at Grand Saline Intermediate School. Addison played shortstop for her softball team, Xtreme.

Survivors include her parents, Lannie & Amie Dugan of Grand Saline; grandparents, Butch & Vickie Dugan of Grand Saline, Berta Stuart of Greenville, Gary & Denise Stuart of Sulphur Springs; great-grandparents, Sally Stuart of Point and Ruby Akins of Fruitvale; brother, Austin Dewain Dugan of Grand Saline; sister, Allison Michelle Dugan of Grand Saline; uncles & aunts, Logan & Heidi Dugan of Grand Saline, Lacie Dugan of Grand Saline and Mark Stuart of Greenville; first cousins, Harli & Landri Dugan, Kolsten Stuart, and Jaden Grammer; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Lannie Dugan, Logan Dugan, Eric Tolar, Gary Stanley, Kerry Kindle and Josh Milliorn.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ricky Grier, Jeremy Tolar, Bubba Swain, Mark Stuart and Greg Evans.

The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m., Friday at Main Street Baptist Church, in Grand Saline.

 

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Tom Guthrie

Charles Thomas 'Tom' Guthrie left this world on June 9, 2013 at the age of 67.

 

He was born July 7th, 1945 to Ike and Annette Guthrie in Houston, Texas. He resided in Como, Texas until his death.

He was a hard working man, even into his retirement, finding little projects in and around his home place. Tom was a loving husband, doting Daddy, proud grandfather, wonderful brother and treasured friend.

 

He was the Daddy who would attend all football games just to watch his daughters perform with the dance team, play in the marching band or cheer with the cheerleading squad. He was also the Daddy who would be cheering his girls on at the finish line during track meets, or, giving the umpire what for during his daughter and son in law's co-ed softball game. He was the PeePaw who cheered on his grandkids at their baseball and softball games. He was the PeePaw who'd listen to a song played on the piano, then tell his granddaughter it was wonderful, even it was way off.  He was the husband who wrote his 'Sweetie Pie' love letters and poems. He would then be at her side during her terminal illness, holding her hand, whispering loving words to her until she was called home.

 

He was firm in his beliefs and convictions. He was honest, sometimes brutally, when the truth needed to be said. He loved deeply and unconditionally.

 

Tom is survived by four daughters: Cindy Smithers and husband, Jeremy, Angie Kirkland and husband, Brian, Paula Bennett and husband, Chad, Samantha Tully and husband, Jason, four sisters, Wanita Needham, Patricia Dunn, Frances McBride, nine grandchildren, Bo, Braden, Briley, Blake, Colby, Reagan, Aaden, Shelby and Marshall.

 

Tom is preceded in death by a son, Jeremey Parker in 1999 and his beautiful wife, Linda in 2010.

 

A memorial celebration for Tom will be held July 6th, 2013 at 1 pm on his home place in Como, Texas.

 

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Hopkins County VFW or The American Cancer Society.

 

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Edwin Perimon

Funeral services for Edwin Perimon, age 89, of Sulphur Springs, have been scheduled for 10:00am Saturday, June 15, 2013 at Spence Chapel, with Dr. Jim Barksdale and Rev. Fred Lewis officiating. 

Pallbearers include Earnest Perimon, Thom Perimon, Bill Perimon, Michael Perimon, Capt. Clinton Cooper (USAF), and Ed Thornton. 

A visitation will be held at Murray- Orwosky Funeral Home, Friday June 14, 2013 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.             

Edwin Perimon was born in Telephone, Texas the son of Clarence O. and Edna Perimon.  He married Joyce Clifton in Idabel on January 9, 1945.  She survives.  He was a pastor and missionary for the Southern Baptist Convention.  He served in the Navy during World War II.  In honor of his service, the Hopkins County Military Coalition will perform graveside rites.  He passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at his residence in Sulphur Springs.            

Survivors include, daughters, Brenda Baker, and husband, Darrell, of Silver Springs, MD, Marlyne Perimon, of Paris; son Edwin Larry Perimon, and wife, Donna, of Fremont, CA; grandchildren, Rachel Reiter, Laura Barlow, Joyce Jones, Lydia Cooper and Clinton Cooper; brother, Joe Perimon; sister, Helen Jones; six great grandchildren; one great- great grandchild. 

He was preceded in death by one brother, Earnest Perimon and one sister, Joyce Perimon Byers.            

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Southern Baptist International Mission Board.  

           

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Hurley Cork

Funeral services for Hurley Jerome Cork, age 35, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, June 15, 2013 at the Cypress Baptist Center. 

Interment will follow at Caney Cemetery with Chance Eppars, Corey Spigner, Terrence Peters, Roderick Godbolt, Clebo Lindley, LaRon Pannell, Steven Pruitt, Ryan Harrison and Antwon  Rollinson serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be ShaQuille Relford, DeQuavian Person, DeKemian Person, Todrick Cork, Quinston Brooks and Tyrek Cork. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, June 14, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Hurley passed away Sunday, June 9, 2013 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.  Hurley was born on November 4, 1977 in Sulphur Springs the son of Sherry Renette Johnson and James Hurley Cork.  Hurley worked for Jeld Wen in Sulphur Springs and was a member of We Deliver Church.  He was a member of the Gaited Nation Riding Club and Knights Motorcyle Club. 

He is survived by his parents, children, Shkyra Cork, Tashyra Cork, Tyrek Cork, Todrick Cork, Shania Harrison Cork, ZeQuavian Cork, DeKemian Person, DeQuavian Person and ShaQuille Relford, grandchildren, Zaniyah Reed, Keidrie Frazier and Jakaiden Jones, sister, Brandi Askew, step-father, Lawrence Wendell Askew, grandmother, Marva Priscilla Johnson. 

He was preceded in death by his brother, Kevin Cork. 

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Larkin Drummond

Funeral services for Larkin Drummond age 80 of Winnsboro will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 13, 2013, at the Harvey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Edgar Clements officiating. 

Burial will follow at the Macon Cemetery with Michael Parr, Stanley Townsend, Richard Porter, Roy Hipp, Chuck Marosek, Gene Parr, and Daniel Crooks serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, at Harvey Funeral Home.

 

Mr. Drummond died Sunday, June 9, 2013, at his residence.

Arrangements are with Harvey Funeral Home.

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Luz Kline

Funeral services for Luz Dejesa (Perez) Kline, age 57, of Dallas, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, June 13, 2013 at Holy Highway Harvest Chapel in Pickton. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 12, 2013 West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Interment will follow at Clearwater Cemetery. 

Mrs. Kline passed away Saturday, June 8, 2013 at U. T. Southwestern in Dallas. 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Val Poe

Valdrias Faye Poe, 76, of Emory, died at her residence on June 5, 2013. Mrs. Poe was born on May 8,1937 in Bridgeport, OK, to Theodore and Lola Juanita Sells McCain. She married Galand Poe in Dallas on January 10, 1973.

She was a businees owner and managed  RV parks for many years.

 

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


Survivors include:
Husband: Galand Poe of Emory

Daughters: Rebbecca Kay Pruitt and husband Chuck of Cabot, AR                  

Brenda Sue Case and husband J.I. of Gun Barrell City                 

Vera Juanita Shipp and husband Doug of Emory                 

 Gay Lynn Bannos and husband Steve of Albuquerque, NM                 

Penny Elizabeth Hill and husband Michael of Charlotte, NC

Sons: Michael Gene Howard and wife Leanna of Austin, AR          

Kenneth Earl Howard and wife Lisa of Mabelvale,AR          

Duane Samuel Poe and wife Kimberlin of Albuquerque, NM

Sisters:  Fredeka Jean Leach and husband Bobby of Mansfield             

Kay Lynn Kurkendall and husband Herb of Hubbard
Jyvonne White and husband Bobby of Geary

Brothers: William David Morgan and wife Barbara of New Branufels              

 Bobby Wayne Morgan of Hubbard   

Preceded in death by:  parents; 1 daughter, Carolyn Gale Howard

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Troyce C. Lewis

  

A funeral service for Troyce C. Lewis, age 90, of Weaver will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday, June 10, 2013,  at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tom Friday officiating. 

A military graveside service under the direction of the Hopkins County Military Coalition will follow in the Weaver Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be  Earnie Copeland, Asa Joslin, Brian Adams, Blake Adams, Mark Wallace and Larry Crowson.  Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Friday, Billy Gene Davison, James Edwards, Calvin White, Ronnie Charles, Jim Bishop and Slick Lloyd. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m.  to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, June  9, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

Troyce C. Lewis passed away Thursday evening, June 6, 2013 at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.  He was born in Weaver, the son of Homer and Carrie McCord Lewis.  He married Bobbie Dean Allen in the Brinker Community on May 11, 1946.  She preceded him in death in 2007. 

He was a carpenter/farmer and he was a member of Weaver Baptist Church where he served as a deacon.  He served in the United States Army during World War II. He also served for over 17 on the Saltillo ISD School Board.

           

Survivors include:  son, Jimmy Lewis and wife Janie of Tira; daughter, Cathy Wallace and husband Larry of Weaver; brother, Horace Ray Lewis and wife Thelma of Weaver; grandchildren, Alicia Joslin of Sulphur Springs and Brandon Massey and wife Jessica of Arlington; great-grandchildren, Hayden Joslin, Quinton Joslin, Ava Massey and Isabella Massey; step-grandchildren, Brian and Radona Adams, Randall Wright, Jeremy Wright, Mark Wallace and wife Michelle, Carrie Crowson and husband Larry; step-great-grandchildren, Blake Adams, Cooper Adams, Kaci Crowson, Kade Crowson, Kirstie Wallace and Kendall Wallace and special friend, Grace Horton. 

Memorials may be made to the Weaver Cemetery Association.

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

 

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Teresa Snow

Memorial services for Teresa Snow, age 56, of Sugarland, have been scheduled for 1:00 PM Monday, June 10, 2013 at Tapp Funeral Home. 

No visitation has been scheduled.

           

Teresa Snow was born in Tarrant County, the daughter of Samuel and Lilly Sue Looney.  Ms. Snow passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at her residence in Sugarland, TX.

           

Survivors include, daughters, Ralena Obrien, and husband Dan, of Norman, OK, Dalinda Wilson, and husband, Aaron, of Tulsa, OK; six grandchildren Shyanna, Draven, Roxxie, Madison, Daisy, and Jolene. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers Rickey, Sammy, and Kenny Looney, one daughter  Sabrina Barnet.

 

Arrangements are under the direction of Tapp Funeral Home.

 

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Clay Evans

Funeral services for Clay Evans, of Como, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 9, 2013, at Como Methodist Church.

Visitation will be rom 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, June 8, 2013, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Clay passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2013.

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Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Franklin Vineyard

Franklin D. Vineyard, 76, of Emory, died Thursday, June 6, 2013.


Mr. Vineyard was born on July 25, 1936 in Spiro, OK, to Louie William and Evie Luvena Jones Vineyard.  He worked in construction as a dry wall contractor.

Survivors include:
Daughters: Angie Vineyard of Emory and Abby Roose and husband Brian of Nevada Brother: Roy Vineyard of OK Sisters: Glenna Hinton, Faye Brooks, Joye Anderson, Patsy Stout, Carol Kuykendall, and Kay Bennett all of OK Daughter-in-law: Torrye Vineyard Grandchildren: Jordan Vineyard, Dalton Mcaden, Hannah Mcaden, Zoe Roose, Dalton Danley, Destri Danley Numerous other loving family and friends.

 
He was preceded in death by:  parents; 1 son, Andy Vineyard in 2012; a number of brothers and sisters.

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

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Kathryn Brandenburg

A precious, devoted, loving, hugging, game playing, Bible reading, praying wife, mother, Moma Kat, Mam-ma, Mema went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on June 3, 2013, at 83 years of age. Funeral service will be 2:00 pm, Friday, June 7, 2013, at Church of  Nazarene with Rev. Wayne Sweely and Rev. Harold Craig officiating. Interment will follow at Old Tarrant Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 pm , Thursday, June 06, 2013, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.  Kathryn Brandenburgh was born September 29, 1929, in Cass County, Texas.  Her parents, Calvin Wesley Decco and Fannie May Hatcher Decco, loved her so much.  Her mother died when Kathryn was 5 years old, and her daddy had to have help raising a young girl while he drove a pulp wood truck.  Her Aunt Lennie and Uncle Paul Herron so graciously loved and cared for her as they helped raise her.  Through their Christian example and discipline, they helped to make her the person she became.

She met a handsome young man, Windell Brandenburgh, who stole her heart away and they married on August 7, 1946.  She was only 17 years old, but she always said “almost 18!” They had 5 children:  Larry Dell, Jerry Wayne, Kathy Darlene, Peggy Annette, and Windell David; but, it didn’t stop there.  They had generations of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.  Windell preceded her in death on June 6, 1997, after more than 50 years of marriage.  She is survived by son, Jerry Brandenburgh and wife, LouJane; daughters, Kathy Glosup and husband, Ricky; and Peggy Beck and husband, Jimmy; and daughter-in-law, LaDonna Brandenburgh, along with their families.

Kathryn was a rock and cornerstone of Church of the Nazarene.  A blessed saint, Mrs. Kathryn was a Sunday School and Bible School teacher for over 50 years to generations of children who loved and respected her. With her flannel graph pictures of her Sunday School lessons, she planted seeds in the lives of all she taught, and her Christian example helped lead many to Christ.  She hauled many neighborhood kids to Bible School and church; so many, that at times they almost had to sit on top of one another just to fit in the car.  She always had a smile, a hug, and a word of encouragement for every child that came into her path. 

In 1979, they lost their youngest son, David, in a tragic accident, but even in tragedy she didn’t give up.  She always wished she hadn’t quit school, so with strong determination and faith in God to see her through, she pursued her dream of a high school diploma and completed her GED in 1984.  Her children and most of her grandchildren attended her graduation.  She always encouraged her family to finish high school.  As she said, “It’s harder to do it later.” Kathryn later went to work at the Goodwill store where she loved working with her customers and the fellowship with her coworkers and good friends Sue Rogers and Flo English.

At the end of her journey, she was surrounded by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and friends. Some grandchildren, and even great-grandchildren, who could not be there called to tell her they loved her.  Her wonderfully compassionate Hospice Angel, Jennifer Weatheread, took care of her to her last breath.  Prior to Hospice, she had Home Health Angels.  Nurse, Britney Caldwell, and aide, Diona ­­­­­Taylor, treated her with great care and respect.  She also had awesome day and night caregivers:  Dena Wade and her 3 daughters were with her during the day, and Donna Ray cared for her during the nights.  All these caregivers became a part of her family, and she loved them so much.

She will be greatly missed as her family and friends face the void losing her has left, but so many sweet memories will fill that void.  She is in heaven today, and a fantastic  homecoming took place there when our precious angel mother entered those streets of gold and was greeted by Jesus, and all the loved ones who had gone on before surrounded her.  After losing the second child, her oldest son, Larry, in 1998, she said her prayer was to be taken before having to lose another child on this earth.  Without a doubt, when she met her Lord, he said, “You fought the good fight, you have finished the race, your work on earth is done!”  Paid in Full!

           

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

 

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Amanda Beard

Funeral services for Amanda Lee Beard, age 93, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 12 noon, Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Morning Chapel Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Haarold B. Nash officiating. 

Interment will follow at East Caney Cemetery. 

Visitation will be from  7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Friday, June 7, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Mrs. Beard passed away Thursday, May 30, 2013 at her residence. 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Homer Albert Dodd

A funeral service for Homer Albert Dodd, Jr., age 88 of  Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel, at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, June 6, 2013. 

Interment will follow at Rockdale Cemetery, with Rayford Dodd, Donald Dodd, Richard Dodd, Glen Dodd, Jerry Stegall and Paul Flanery serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be his grandsons and Joe Dan Dodd. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

Homer Albert Dodd, Jr. passed away Wednesday morning, June 5, 2013 at Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab.  He was born in Sulphur Springs, the son of Homer Albert Dodd, Sr. and Bevie Lee Dodd.  He married Nellie Jean Luttrell in Sulphur Springs on June 19, 1955; she survives. 

 He was a retired dairyman and a member of  First United Pentecostal Church.

           

Other survivors include:  two daughters, Alice Bozeman of Pine Mills and Mary McCoy and husband James  of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Laurie Bult and husband Chad,

J. D. McCoy and his wife Jennifer, Angel Crabb and Chelsea Hudson; brother, Harvey Dodd of Como; sister, Mona Carpenter of Sulphur Springs and numerous great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by brothers, Lloyd Dodd, Elton Dodd, Davis Dodd, Morris Ray Dodd, J. D. Dodd and Marvin Dodd and sister, Nell Campbell.

                       

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

 

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Cynthia "Dianne" Gillispie

Private graveside services for Cynthia “Dianne” Gillispie, age 65, of Sulphur Springs will be held at Restlawn Memorial Park on Wednesday, June 5, 2013.

Dianne passed away on Monday, June 3, 2013 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born on August 25, 1945 in Sulphur Springs, the daughter of Buford Mark and Jerry Reeves. She married Jerry Gillispie on March 25, 1966 in Winnsboro, TX. He survives.

She was part owner of Gillispie Trucking and also worked as their book keeper for 33 years. Dianne was of the Baptist Faith. She was a member of the Sulphur Springs Band Boosters and Girl Scouts.

In addition to her husband she is survived by her mother, daughter, Michelle Skaggs and husband Jeremey of Sulphur Springs, granddaughters, Megan Glover, Hannah Skaggs, and Mikala Rogers all of Sulphur Springs, and great-grandson, Stetsyn Sanchez of Sulphur Springs.

She was preceded in death by her father, and grandparents, Chris and Molly Berry Mark, Dave and Mirlie Alton Reeves.

Memorials may be made to Hospice at Memorial, 115 Airport Rd., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Emma Floy "Polly" Caudle

Funeral service for Emma Floy “Polly” Caudle age 88 of Sulphur Springs will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, June 6, 2013 in West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Burns officiating.

Interment will follow at Brashear Cemetery with Cody Jennings, Kevin McDonald, Daniel McDonald, Colton McDonald, Bradley Caudle, Bryan Caudle, Rhye Caudle, and Alex Ritchie serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home. Mrs. Caudle passed away at her residence on Monday, June 3, 2013 after an extended illness. She was born in Hopkins County, TX on October 27, 1924, the daughter of William Franklin and Ruby Alice Ward Green. She married J.D. “Pete” Caudle on October 25, 1942. He preceded her in death on February 10, 2000.

She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and homemaker, former Sunday school teacher, and a longtime member of Brashear Baptist Church. Her life revolved around her family.

She is survived by two sons, Roger Caudle, Jimmy Caudle and wife Sherry both of Sulphur Springs, daughter, Linda Bolton and husband Gary of Brashear, Texas, grandchildren, Sherry Jennings, Stacey McDonald and husband Paul, Rodney Caudle and wife Jennifer, Ryan Caudle and wife Ann, Robyn Camby and husband Duane, Kristie Hillary and husband Shaun, and Jemma Caudle, great-grandchildren, Cody Jennings and wife Kayla, Kevin, Daniel, and Colton McDonald, Bradley and Bryan Caudle, Britney Bowen, Hannah and Rhye Caudle, Alex Ritchie, Ryan and Reid Camby, Brodie, Talon, and Dayton Hillary, and Aubree Wetzel, great-great-grandchildren, Wyatt and Bryli Jennings.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, grandson, Brent Caudle, daughter-in-law, Nancy Caudle, three brothers, Lonzo, Murray, and Buford Green, and eight sisters, Eva and Rosa Green, Mae McPherson, Lillian Walls, Drucilla Walls, Ruth Farquhar, Juanita Delano, and Verna Wood.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Randy McMahan

  

A visitation for Randy McMahan, age 57, of Sulphur Springs will be held at Murray- Orwosky Funeral Home Wednesday, June 5, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  No formal services are planned at this time.

           

Randy McMahan passed away at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital Tuesday, June 3, 2013.  He was born in Ft. Worth, the son of James Kenneth and Patsy Jane McMahan.  He was a heavy equipment operator and a member of North Liberty Baptist Church. 

           

Survivors include his mother, Patsy McMahan; two brothers Dale McMahan and wife Sherri and James McMahan and wife Karen, all of Sulphur Springs and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his father in 1996.  Memorials may be made to North Liberty Baptist Church, % Frankie Miller, 105 CR 3515, Dike, TX  75437.

           

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

 

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Gary Crawford

A  wake for Gary Crawford, age 57, of Sulphur Springs will be held at 309 Helm Lane, Apartment 122, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, June 7, 2013.

Gary Crawford passed away Saturday evening, June 1, 2013 at Carriage House Manor.  He was born in Suffolk, Virginia, the son of Roy Augustus and Mary Lee Crawford.  He married Gail Meeks; she survives.  He was a construction worker and he was of the Baptist faith.

Other survivors include:  daughter, Patricia Crawford of Sulphur Springs; two brothers, Jerry Crawford and wife Barbara of Sulphur Springs and two sisters, Janice Parker and husband Philip of Kaufman and Brenda Spigner and husband Junior of Pickton.  He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, James L. Crawford.

           

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

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Jack Kizer

Funeral services for Jack Kizer, age 58, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with Tapp Funeral Home.

Mr. Kizer passed away on Friday, May 31, 2013, at his residence.


Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

 

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Jerry Nan Watkins

Mrs. Jerry Nan Watkins, age 75 of Pickton, passed away on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at her home. Jerry was born in Pickton on May 30, 1938 to Rex and Martha Ellen "Polly" Randolph. She was a homemaker and member of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Pickton. She married Weldon Watkins on December 21, 1956 in Pickton. Together, Jerry and Weldon, ran and worked a dairy farm together for over 32 years.

Jerry was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her father, Rex and a sister, Patsy Ann Randolph.

She is survived by her loving husband, Weldon Watkins of Pickton; her mother, Polly Randolph of Pickton; sons, Richard Watkins and wife Tina of Pickton, Robert Watkins and wife Missie of Winnsboro; grandchildren, Mandy Bearden, Mary Watkins, Felisha Watkins, Ashley Watkins, Victoria Landers, Angela Watkins, Jackson Watkins, Haylie Padilla, Josh Padilla; great-grandchildren, Britnie, Peyton, Gracie, Jodee, Edee Jo.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at 11:00 a.m., in the First Baptist Church of Winnsboro.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at Beaty Funeral Home, in Winnsboro.

Interment will follow services in the New Pickton Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Beaty Funeral Home.

 

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Ernest Holman

Ernest Bedford Holman, age 90, of Emory passed away Friday, May 31, 2013 in Sulphur Springs.


Funeral Service is 2:00 pm, Wednesday, June 5,  2013, at Emory Baptist Church.


Interment will follow in Clifton Cemetery.  Bro Joe Perkins and Bro. Robert Burns will officate.

Visitation is 6-8:00 pm, Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel.


Mr.Holman was born in Emory, January 17,1923, to Guy Stevens and Balmy Lennon Holman.


Ernest married Betty Jane Tinney on April 8, 1950 in Winnsboro.

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Leola Horton

A funeral service for Leola Horton, age 71, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, June 2, 2013, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Fred Lewis and Rev. Tommy Hall officiating. 

Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park, with Wylie Martin, Scott Singleton, Jimmy Mangus, David Allen, Edwin Patterson and Jeff Millsap serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Sunday, June 2, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Leola Horton passed away Friday morning, May 31, 2013 , at Carriage House Manor Cottages.   She was born in Winnsboro, the daughter of Malcom Curtis and Elah Mae Meadows.  She was a retired clerk from the Texas Department of Health and a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include:  daughter, Liz Allen and husband Mike of Sulphur Springs; son, Larry Horton of Lewisville; sister, Rosa Lee Chamberlain; brother, Curtis Meadows, both of Sulphur Springs and  grandchildren M. Hunter Allen and Harrison Allen. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Carroll Horton in 1973.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Joseph Wilkerson

Memorial services for Joseph Wilkerson, age 58, of Sulphur Springs, have been scheduled for Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 1:00PM at Tapp Funeral Home Chapel.

Mr. Wilkerson passed away Friday, May 31, 2013 at his residence.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Amanda Lee Beard

Funeral services for Amanda Lee Beard, age 93, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with West Oaks Funeral Home.

Ms. Beard passed away on Thursday, May 30, 2013, at her residence.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Jo Ann Lindley

JoAnn Campbell Lindley, age 80, of Weatherford, formerly of Sulphur Springs, passed away Thursday, May 30, 2013 at Harbor Lake Health and Rehab in Granbury.

A celebration of her life will be scheduled at a later date.

 

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Jessie Pompa

Funeral services for Jesse Pompa, age 86, of Cumby, will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 1, 2013, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will follow services in the Sherley Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Friday, May 31, 2013, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Pompa passed away on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at Baylor Hosptial, in Dallas.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.  

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Robert L. Shugart

Funeral services for Robert L. Shugart, age 90, of Paris and formerly of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 1, 2013, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Andy Comer and Rev. Tommy Hall officiating.

Interment with Military Honors by the Hopkins County Military Coalition will follow at Posey Cemetery, with Dale Loggins, Tim Lewis, Larry West, Caleb Lewis, and Braden Malone serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be his grandsons.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m., prior to services, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Shugart passed away on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at Brentwood Terrace H C and Rehab, in Paris. He was born on July 17, 1922, in Sulphur Springs, the son of John Bradfield and Anne De Ellen Hopper Shugart. He married Wilma Marie Whitten on April 28, 1943, in Paris. She preceded him in death.

Mr. Shugart was a lineman for Southwestern Public Services for 27 years before his retirement. He was also a Baptist minister for over 32 years and pastored churches in Texas and Oklahoma. He was a member of Davis Street Baptist Church and served in the U.S. Air Force during WWII.

He is survived by a son, Robert Shugart, Jr. and wife Juanita of Shamrock; daughters, Jean Wilkinson of Commerce, Vicki Risner and husband Charles of Perryton, and Geniva Hogan and husband Robert of Ft. Stockton; a brother, John "J.B." Shugart  and wife Margaret of Tye; a special nephew Dale and wife Judy Loggins; and special friend Terry Wyley.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; a brother, George Shugart; and sisters, Willie Ada McCaslind and Minne Lee Ross.

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

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.  

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Dorothy Maloney

 

Dorothy Maloney, age 87,  of Saltillo passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at Sunny Springs Nursing Home.  She was born in South Dakota, the daughter of Lawrence and Edna Tuttle.  She married Thomas Maloney in Watertown, South Dakota on July 5, 1969; he survives.  She was a retired assembly line worker at Honeywell. 

No services are scheduled at this time.

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

 

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Glenna Price

A graveside service for Glenna L. Price, age 91, of Sulphur Springs, Texas  was conducted at Gafford Chapel Cemetery at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday May 29, 2013, with Neal Cochran officiating. 

           

Glenna L. Price passed away at Rock Creek Health and Rehabilitation.  She was born in Cumby, Texas the daughter of William and Bernice Lindley.  She was an L.V.N. and a member of League Street Church of Christ.

        

Survivors include:  four sons, Billy Price and wife Janet, Roger Price and wife Nan, Joe Price and wife Angela and Jerry Price and wife Teri, all of Sulphur Springs, Texas; 17 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. 

She was preceded in death by daughter, Patricia Price; grandson, Scott Price and sister, Billie Ireland.  

           

Memorials may be made to Sulphur Springs Meal A Day, 150 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Sulphur Springs, Texas   75482.

 

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Janet L. Hall

 

Celebration of Life Service and Visitation for Janet L. Hall, age 45, of Cumby, have been scheduled for 5:30p.m. Friday, May 31, 2013 at Tapp Funeral Home Chapel.           

Janet L. Hall was born in Garland, the daughter of Truman L. and Carol Hall.  Ms. Hall passed away Monday, May, 27, 2013 at her residence.            

Survivors include, daughter, Jenna Hall, of Allen; sons, Chris Hall, of Quinlan, Robert Baxter, of Cumby; sisters, Jodie King of Mesquite, Jackie Hall, of Cumby; grandchildren, Andres, Blake, Marisha, Little Bubba, Thomas, and Hayden. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, and great-grandmother Lorene Anderson.

Donations can be made to the Lupus Foundation of America, North TX Chapter, 15660 N. Dallas Parkway, Suite 120, Dallas, TX 75248 Or by phone 866-205-2369.  

Arrangements are under the direction of Tapp Funeral Home.

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Jo Ann Pulse

Jo Anne Pulse, age 70, of Alba passed away Monday, May 27, 2013 at Senior Suite Care and Rehab.

Graveside service will be held 11:00 am, Thursday, May 30, 2013 at Emory City Cemetery.  Bro. Jason Rolen will officiate.

Mrs. Pulse was born in Greenville, April 13,1943, to Floyd Arvil and Doris Elmira Calvert Hunter
Jo Anne married Ray E. Pulse in Bay City, in 1989
 
Survivors include:
Son: Kevin Wayne Wilson and wife Rhonda of Point Daughter: Kimberly Ann Wilson of Alba
Grandchildren: 8
Great-Grandchildren: I1
Preceded in death by: parents, and husband in 2006

Services are under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home

 

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James Wesley Reese

   James Wesley Reese, age 56, of Paris, passed away Friday morning, May 24, 2013 at his residence.  He was born in Dallas on April 16, 1957, the son of Richard Eugene and Joyce Earlene Reese.  He was a mechanic.  A memorial service will be conducted at a later date.

Survivors include:  his father, Richard Reese and Hazel; daughter, Elizabeth Reese, all of Sulphur Springs; sister, Virginia DeSouza of Phoenix, Arizona; brothers, Richard Don Reese, of Phoenix, Arizona and David Clements of Sulphur  Springs; two grandchildren, Jazmin Daehn and Cody Keebler.  He was preceded in death by his mother and three brothers, Michael Reese, Kenneth Clements and Steven Clements.

           

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

 

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John Ewing Trumble

 

John Ewing Trumble passed away May 20, 2013 from  a long-term illness.

He was born on January 19, 1950.  He is survived by two brothers, Levi Williams and  Joe Ben Trumble and three sisters, Pat Tittle, Elva Gay Monett and Sylvia Trumble Newsom. 

           

He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte Shearin Trumble and his parents, Joe and Lucille Trumble.

           

The family would like to extend a special thank-you for John’s sister-in-law, Ruby Trumble for the care she gave to John through his illness.

           

A memorial service is pending.

           

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

 

 

 

Bill Nylan

A funeral service for Bill Nylan, age 69, of Como will be conducted at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel, at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 24, 2013, with Robert Newsom and Jack Newsom officiating. 

Interment will follow at Liberty Cemetery, with Philip Kincaid, Jonathan Newsom, Cole Newsom, Billy Nylan, Cade Newsom, Jay Shearer,  Landon Shearer  and Peyton Howard serving as pallbearers.  Joel Newsom, Jacob Hathcoat and Andrew Hathcoat,  will serve as honorary pallbearers. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, May 23, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Bill Nylan passed away Wednesday morning, May 22, 2013 at Baylor University Medical Center.  He was born in Maspeth- Queens, New York.  He married Millie Newsom at Lake Fork on July 30, 1988; she survives.  He was a drug and alcohol counselor for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Probation Division.  He was a member of New Beginnings Fellowship Baptist Church and   he was a member of A.A. for 43 years and Gideons International.

Others survivors include:  two daughters, Barbette Nylan and Christine  Nylan; son, William George “Billy” Nylan, Jr., all of New York; stepchildren, Stacie Shearer and husband, Jay and Philip Kincaid; grandchildren, Sydney Grace Shearer and Landon Shearer.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials may be made to Gideons International.

        

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Gerry Cleaver

Funeral services for Sulphur Springs Fire Department Chief Gerry L. Cleaver, 60, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, at League Street Church of Christ with the Rev. Jim Moore officiating.  Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell will deliver the eulogy.  Fire service and military graveside ceremonies will follow at Sulphur Bluff Cemetery.

 

Pallbearers include Assistant Fire Marshal Eric Hill, Assistant Fire Chief Tim Vaughn, Fire Captain Charles Vaughn, Fire Captain Aaron Kager, Interim Fire Captain David James, Fire Captain Duane Sprague, Driver Jay Stonaker and Driver Doug Clay.  Honorary pallbearers are the Sulphur Springs Fire Department and retired Sulphur Springs Fire Fighters.

 

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 21 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

Cleaver died Monday, May 20, at his home in Sulphur Bluff.

 

He was born May 25, 1952, in Dallas, the son of William Roe Cleaver and Cletus Brown Cleaver.  They survive.

 

He was a 1970 graduate of H. Grady Spruce High School in Dallas and a member of the Pentecostal faith.  He married Dana Durham Cleaver on March 25, 1989, in Sulphur Springs.  She also survives.

 

He served in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany.

 

With nearly 33 years of service for the City of Sulphur Springs, Cleaver joined the Sulphur Springs Fire Department in 1980.  He was promoted to the rank of Captain in 1988 and served a brief time as interim Fire Chief prior to official appointment to that office in 1999.

 

Other survivors include son, Michael Anthony Cleaver of Sulphur Springs; sister and brother-in-law, Laura and Bill Sorrells of Royse City; brother and sister-in-law Kenneth and Cyndi Cleaver of Talty; grandson, Aiden Blaine Cleaver of Sulphur Springs; mother and father-in-law, Mary Lou and Danny Durham of Sulphur Springs; brother and sister-in-law, John and Sandy Durham of Paris; seven aunts, two uncles, two nieces, three nephews, and several cousins.

 

Cleaver was preceded in death by his grandparents, two aunts and five uncles.

 

Service arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home in Sulphur Springs.

 

Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to Hopkins County Veterans Memorial, P.O. Box 533, Sulphur Springs, TX 75483 or Hospice at Memorial, 115 Airport Road, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.

 

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Evelyn Rhodes

 

A graveside service for Evelyn Rhodes, age 76, of Mabank will be conducted at Gafford Chapel Cemetery at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 21, 2013. 

No formal visitation is scheduled.

Evelyn Rhodes passed away Saturday night, May 18, 2013, at her residence in Mabank.  She was born in Warren Ohio the daughter of Joseph and Helen Petro.  She married Lewie Earl “Lute” Rhodes in Yuma, Arizona on February 7, 1954.  He preceded her in death in 1995.  She was a homemaker and retired secretary of Mabank  I.S.D.  She was a member of United Methodist Church, V.F.W.  Ladies’ Auxiliary, Telephone Pioneers, Van Nuys Alumni, Santa Monica Alumni and  Log Cabin Swingers Square Dancers.

Survivors include:  two daughters, Debra Massingill and husband Woody of Brackettville and Jan Jones and husband Randy of Eustace; sister, nancy Jack of California; grandchildren, Crystal Garrison, Kenny Samford, Chance Samford . Savanah Molinar and Whitney Massingill  and 14 great-grandchildren.  She was also preceded in death by brother, Joe Petro and two sisters, Pat Chapman and Joyce Edmiston.

           

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

 

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Ruby R. Reynolds

Funeral services for Ruby R. Reynolds, age 85, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted Monday at 10:00 a.m., May 20, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Sulphur Springs City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, May 19, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Reynolds passed away Thursday, May 16, 2012 at Carriage House Manor.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks funeral Home.

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Debbie Teer Pool

 

A funeral service for Debbie Teer Pool, age 56, of Como , formerly of Yantis, will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 18, 2013, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel, with Brother Jimmy Gulledge, Brother Lloyd Cashion and Brother B. J. Teer officiating. 

Interment will follow at Greenpond Cemetery, with Danny Harris, David Therwhanger, John Glenn, Robert Hooper, Brian Coker, Bran Wetzler and Michael Bowen serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, May 17, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Debbie Teer Pool passed away Wednesday evening , May 15, 2013, at her residence.  She was born in Sulphur Springs, the daughter of Valton and Merlene Teer.  She married Rodney Warren Pool in Como on March 18, 1977.  He preceded her in death in 2012.  She was a teacher’s aide  and a member of Greenpond Baptist Church where she was a children’s Sunday school class teacher.

Survivors include: two sons, Jeremy Pool and Richard Pool, both of Tyler; her parents; brother, B. J. Teer and wife Janice of Sulphur Springs; mother-in-law Chesaline Frank and her husband Bob of Eastland. 

Memorials may be made to Hospice at Memorial.

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

 

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Johnie Hardgrave

A funeral service for Johnie Hardgrave, age 73, of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel, at 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 20, 2013, with Rev. Tommy Hall officiating.  Visitation will be held one hour before the service (1:00 p.m.)

Johnie Hardgrave passed away at his residence Thursday morning, May 16, 2013.  He was born in Cheyenne Wyoming, the son of John Herschel and Alma Hardgrave.  He married Vallie Kelly in Tyler on January 25, 1986; she survives.  He was retired advertising manager of Sulphur Springs News Telegram and he was of the Baptist faith.  He served in the Arkansas  National Guard.

Other survivors include:  two sons, Brian Hardgrave of Dallas and Darin McCoy of Burleson; two daughters, Jana Kim Brizenski of Madison, Wisconsin and Darla Morris and husband Joe  of Greenville; grandchildren, Andrea Hardgrave, Austin Hardgrave, Daniela Ruiz, Whitney Killam, Paige Killam, Zoe Morris, Emily Ragsdale, Jessica McCoy, Daniel McCoy and Joni McCoy and one great-grandson, Walter Ragsdale.  He was preceded in death by sister, Janet Courson and brother, Tim Hardgrave.

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

 

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Charles Rea

Funeral services for Charles Lee Rea, age 82, of Sulphur Springs, TX, will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 16, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Fred Lewis officiating. 

Interment will follow at Arbala Cemetery with Josh Rea, Jacob Rea, Jon Marc Rea, Cody Lewis, Cory Walthall and Andrew Greenberg serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Cimarolli, Matt Rea, Lucas Rea, Daniel Sisco, Blake Rea, Trevor Greenberg, Hayden Sisco, Noah Sisco, Johnathan Vick and Boden Rea.  

 

Visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., one hour prior to service time at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Charles Lee Rea was born on September 17, 1930 and departed this life on May 14, 2013.  He was the only child of William Louie and Opal Faye Rea and they preceded him in death. 

He is survived by his wife Doris Rea; son Marc Rea and wife Pat; daughter Viki Sisco and husband Glen; daughter Stacey Walthall and husband Larry as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.   

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs and served his country for 8 years in the Naval Reserve.  He was in automobile sales for most of his life and was an excellent carpenter. 

Memorials may be made to the American Alzheimer’s Association, www.alzfdn.org.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Clarence Pope

Clarence Eugene (Gene) Pope, age 80, of Point passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013 at Kindred Healthcare and Rehab in Grapevine.


A full Military Funeral Service will be held 2:00 pm, Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at the Point Baptist Church.


Interment will follow in Lone Star Cemetery. Bro.Roy Marta and Bro. Billy Smith will officiate. Pallbearers will be the military honor guards.


Visitation is 6-8:00 pm, Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at the Point Baptist Church.

Services are under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.


Mr. Pope was born in Point, February 6, 1933, to Robert T. and Laura Dunnivan Pope.
Gene married La Delma Mae Jenkins on April 17, 1993 in Point.
Mr. Pope served 21 years in the Army serving in the Korean and Viteman Wars. He received two Purple Heart Awards, one in while in the Korean War and the other during the Vietnam War.

Survivors include:
Wife: La Delma Pope of Point
Sons: Brian Pope and wife Melodye, Wesley Pope and wife Vicki, Clarence Eugene Pope, II, Timothy Michael Pope, and Danny Roland and wife Julia
Daughter: Beckie Campbell and husband Jeff
Sister: Faye Donald
Many grandchildren and great-grandchildren
Numerous other loving family and friends

Preceded in death by: Parents; 2 brothers, Orbin Pope and George Pope; 5 sisters, Opal Kinnard, Bee Gowins, Madie Parker, Ola Vee Fenter, and Merle Coker

 

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Patsy Hanks

Patsy Jane Hanks, age 75, of Emory passed away Saturday, May 11, 2013 at her residence.


Funeral service for Patsy Hanks will be held 1:00 pm, Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church of Quinlan.


Interment will follow in Willow Springs Cemetery. Rev.Eric Rothe and Arlis Vandever will officiate.


Visitation is 6-8:00 pm, Monday, May 13, 2013 at the funeral home chapel. Services are under the direction
of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.


Mrs. Hanks was born in Chillicothe, April 5, 1938, to Alva Ray and Mollie Carr Barnett
Patsy married Benny Ray Hanks in Denton, on Feb. 14, 1969
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Quinlan and was a organist for the church.
Patsy had spent her working career as a circuit design clerk with Southwestern Bell and retired after 30 years of service.

Survivors include:
Husband: Benny Hanks of Emory
Daughter: Jan Page of Mineola
Sons: Curtis Hanks and wife Terry of Hot Springs, Arkansas, and Kephen Hanks and wife Tammy of Lewisville. Sister: Sarah Hughes of Amarillo
Grandchildren: Maranda O"Pry, Chelby Hanks, Brooke Easley, Chet Page, Jerrick Claxton, Zachary Claxton, and Wesley Wilson Great-Grandchildren: Ian O'Pry, Vincent Hooks, and Cruz Claxton

Preceded in death by: parents, 1 brother; Mack Barnett, and step-father; Vernon Hodges.


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Kelly Walker Jones

Funeral services for Kelly Walker Jones, age 44, of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 11, 2013, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Hoyt Scoggins officiating and Jay Porterfield assisting.

Interment will follow services, at Restlawn Memorial Park, with Lance Looney, Grant Looney, Kyle Smith, Ryan Reed, Taylor Pace, and Brad McFadden serving as pallbearers. Trey Elliott will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, May 10, 2013, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Jones passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at the Methodist Hospital in Dallas. She was born on May 14, 1968, in Sulphur Springs, the daughter of J.O. Walker, Jr. and Peggy Jo Cates Walker. She married Keith Jones, on August 14, 2010, at the chapel in the Greenview community. He survives.

Mrs. Jones was a teacher for nine years and taught at Como-Pickton ISD and Sulphur Springs ISD. She was a member of New Sherley Baptist Church.

Other survivors include: a son, Reese Walker; her parents, Buddy and Peggy Walker, all of Sulphur Springs; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Butch and Linda Jones of Campbell; step-daughters, Jessica Jones of Galveston and Molly Jones of Ruston, LA; a brother, Key Walker and wife Holly of Greenville; step-grandaughter, Evie Jones of Galveston; nephew, Jude Walker and nieces, Sydney and Jaxey Walker, all of Greenville.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, J.O. and Ima D. Walker, and Lewis and Doris Cates; a nephew, Carson Walker; and a niece, Riley Walker.

Memorials may be made to the American Liver Foundation @ www.liverfoundation.org

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Lola Ogle

Funeral services for Lola Rea Ogle, age 87, of Yantis have been scheduled for 11:00am Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Murray Orwosky Funeral Home with Rev. Byron George and Rev. Perry Crisp officiating.

Pallbearers include: Scott Ogle, Chad Ogle, Corey Ogle, Tanner Ogle, Colby Ogle, Brodie Ogle, Michael Burnett, and Hunter Burnett with grandchildren, great grandchildren and great- great -grandchildren serving as honorary pallbearers.

A visitation will be held from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Friday, May 10, 2013 at Murray Orwosky Funeral Home.

Lola Rea Ogle was born in Wood County the daughter of Dewitt and Mary Marinda Massey. She married Ernest Ogle in Yantis on March 30, 1946. He preceded her in death in 1986. She was retired from H. D. Lee Co. and was a member of County Line Baptist Church. She passed away Wednesday May 8, 2013 at her residence in Yantis.

Survivors include, daughter, Norma Johnson, and husband, Wendell, of Yantis; son, Bobby Ogle, and wife, Carolyn, of Yantis; sisters, Betty Burnett, of Yantis, and Louise Crump, of Emory; grandchildren, Scott and Shelly Ogle, Chad and Brenda Ogle, Corey and Ann Ogle, Tanner and Lacey Ogle, Amber and Michael Burnett, Marla and Dane Demontigny, Jay and Rosemary Johnson, and Becky Long; great grandchildren, Hunter, Colten, and Ashten Burnett, Colby, Brodie, Courtney, Bryce, Zach, Lane, Dakota, Montana, and Colorado Ogle, Christopher Borel, Brandon Doughtery, Cody Johnson, Jason Long, Ryan Long, Lauryn Demontigny, Austin Demontigny, and Shelby Walker; great-great grandchildren, Riley and Colson Ogle.

She was preceded in death by one infant son, Donald Ray Ogle; three brothers, E. J. Massey, Tom Massey, Cletis Massey; three sisters; Faye Adair, Dorene Morgan and Beth Ogle; and one great grandchild, Casey Ogle.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Ruby Louise Voss

Ruby Louise Mitchell Voss, aged 94, went to join her husband L.L. who was waiting for her in heaven with a dozen red roses for Mother’s Day.  She was born on December 17, 1918 in Perryville, Arkansas to Bill and Agnes Mitchell.  In 1937, her whole family including her three brothers G.H., (Bud), Aaron (Tommy) and Myron (Packy) moved to Mahoney.

Here she caught the eye of dashing horseman who would jump her front yard fence on his white horse, Silver, to impress her.  They began their 59-year marriage August 14, 1938 at 12:01a.m. because they didn’t want the bad luck of getting married on Friday the 13th.  Their cute little baby boy Jerry Don was born five years later.  Then they were blessed with a cute little baby girl Jackie LaRea.  L.L. served in World War II in the Army Air Corps and all Louise’s brothers served honorably as well. 

L.L. lived and farmed land that was homesteaded in Mahoney in 1857 by his great-great grandfather, Eli.  After three consecutive seasons of crops lost to floods, they moved to Dallas where L.L. took a job at Dallas Power and Light, and Louise owned her own beauty shop.  In 1982, L.L. retired and they returned home to Sulphur Springs and became dedicated members of Wesley United Methodist Church.

Being back in Hopkins County made it easy for L.L. to continue his role as the master of ceremonies for 39 years at the Mahoney Homecoming, an annual event started by Lucille Jordan and Louise.  Louise won Best Personality, Best Life Philosophy, and 1st Runner Up in the 2012 Ms. Hopkins County Senior Pageant and could be seen regularly cutting a rug at the HC Foundation Lights of Life Gala.  She loved to light up Terrific Tuesday with her smile and her wit. 

Some of the many people who loved and already miss Mom/MeMa/Louise:

Her daughter and primary caregiver, Jackie Voss Thornton and her son, Jerry Don Voss and his wife, Kati Voss; her grandchildren and their spouses, Jenice and Adam Dunayer, Jaeson and Renee Thornton, Tanya Voss, Randal and Pam Voss, and Eric and Amy Voss; as well as her 10 special great-grandchildren.  Her brothers, G.H. (Bud) and Myron (Packy) miss her, too.  Her brother Aaron (Tommy) preceded her in death as did her sister-in-laws Eunice, Flo and Mary.

 

Louise’s life philosophy was to live by the Golden Rule, to be content no matter what and to make a difference in someone’s life every day.  If asked, she was quick to tell you she was fat and sassy.  Mom, MeMa, Louise – we love you and we miss you. 

Funeral services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m., Saturday, May 11, 2013, at Wesley United Methodist Church.

Interment will follow services in the Mahoney Cemetery.

 

Memorial may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, the Mahoney Cemetery Association, Terrific Tuesdays, or the Veterans' Memorial.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

 

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Marion Yvonne Thomas

A memorial service for Marion Yvonne Thomas, 92, of Sulphur Springs, formerly of Winters, Tex., will be held at 1 p.m.  Monday, May 11, at West Oaks Funeral Home with Chaplain Jimmy Henry officiating.

Mrs. Thomas died Monday, May 6, 2013, at Hospice of East Texas in Tyler.  She was born September 5, 1920, in Batavia, Iowa, the daughter of John George and Anna B. Neff Hughell.  She completed nursing school in Moline, Illinois, in 1940 and was a civilian nurse for the United States Army Air Corp in California at the start of World War II and also worked with Flight Surgeon Lt. Thomas R. White, MD, who flew as one of Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle’s Raiders on the Tokyo Raid.      

Yvonne married Richard Clyde “Dick” Thomas Oct. 31, 1945, and together they owned and published The Winters Enterprise in Winters, Tex., and they worked at newspapers in Gatesville, Tex, Shoshone, Idaho, along with newspapers in Kansas and Iowa. She also worked as a registered nurse until her retirement from North Runnels Hospital in Winters in 1998. She was a certified Emergency Medical Technician and was a licensed pilot.  She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Winters.                   

Survivors include her daughter Kelley and husband Kerry Craig of Sulphur Springs, grandchildren Angela and T.J. Nash and Bryan and Corrin Craig of Sulphur Springs, Brandon and Tiffany Craig of Fort Worth and Teri and Spencer Wilson of Hobbs, NM; great grandchildren Orin and Kadence Nash, Payge Fraze, and Loryn Craig of Sulphur Springs, Loghan and Jaxson Craig of Fort Worth, Kendra Wilson of Dallas and Brittany and Koedy Wilson of Hobbs, NM.  Her great grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one sister and two brothers.  Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., May 13, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home. Her cremains will be taken back to the family Farm in Iowa. 

Donations may be made to Hopkins County Veterans Memorial, PO Box 533 Sulphur Springs, TX. 75483.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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George E. Tolson

Private graveside funeral services for George E. Tolson, of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted on Friday, May 10, 2013, at Restlawn Memorial Park. Rev. Charles Moore will officiate.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, May 9, 2014, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Tolson passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at Carriage House Manor. He was born on May 23, 1929, to Margaret Metcalf and Houston Orval Tolson, in Sulphur Springs. He was a lifelong resident of Hopkins County. He married Dorothy Raye Slagle, February 24, 1953, in Hugo, Oklahoma. She preceded him in death on December 29, 2000.

Mr. Tolson was a self-employed man. He began in the service station business and eventually in the trucking industry, starting with milk trucks and then the grain and molasses business. He enjoyed his far and raising cattle. Mr. Tolson wasa 32nd degree Mason and a 58-year member of the Sulphur Springs Lodge. He served on the board of directors of City National Bank, for many years.

Survivors include: a daughter, Carmen Tolson Cross and husband Red Cross, of Sulphur Springs; two grandsons, Jordan Tolson Cross of The Colony, and Taylor Thomas Cross of Sulphur Springs. He is also survived by as sister-in-law, Myra Prim Grant, one niece, Julie Ann Tolson, both of Sulphur Springs; and a faithful friend, Billy Mobley.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Billy Gene Tolson.

If desired, memorials may be make to the Lake Country CASA, 218 Connally Street, Sulphur Springs, TX and/or First Presbyterian Church, 129 College St., Sulphur Springs, TX and/or Hearts of Life Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 531, Sulphur Springs, Tx.


Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Jo Ann Hurley

A funeral service for Jo Ann Friddle Hurley, age 73, of Sweenywill be conducted at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 10, 2013, with Rev. Larry Baxley officiating.

Interment will follow at Reilly Springs Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be her grandchildren, Thomas Kraemer, Matthew Kraemer, Randal Oaks, Kaylynn Nieman, Justin Hurley and Travis Hurley. Honorary pallbearers will be her granddaughter, Lashele Almonte, sons-in-law, Mike Kraemer and Randy Oaks.

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, May 9, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Jo Ann Friddle Hurley passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, May 7, 2013 at home with her loved ones by her bedside after battling a long illness. She was born in Sulphur Springs, Texas where she met the love of her life, Marshall H. Hurley. They were married in Sulphur Springs on February 7, 1959. They had four children, three daughters, Vicki J. Kraemer (Mike), Pamela J. Hurley, Gayla K. Oaks (Randy) and one son, Monte H. Hurley (Robin). After moving for several years around different states with Brown & Root, they moved permanently to Sweeny and that have lived there for over 30 years. She was a homemaker and she always enjoyed taking care of the family and household. They have seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Her family was the joy of her life. She loved to cook and have family over for special occasions. Traveling with her husband was something that she never grew tired of and cherished every trip they made together. She has now made the final trip of her life here on earth to be with her Lord and Savior never to be bothered with the things of this world again. She will be missed greatly by the surviving members of the family and friends but we know that, in a short while, we will meet again.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Marlin “Pat” and Adell Friddle, her daughter, Pamela Jean Hurley and granddaughter, Mika Kraemer.

The family would like to acknowledge hospice for their compassionate care of Jo Ann and would like to extend a special thank you to Iris, Norma, Coty and Lilly.


Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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R. L. Adams

Funeral services for R.L. Adams, age 74, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 1:00pm Wednesday, May 5, 2013 at Tapp Funeral Home Chapel.

Visitation is scheduled for Tuesday evening at Tapp Funeral Home from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

 

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Johnny Vine

A graveside service for Johnny Vine, age 71, of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 9, 2013 at Pine Forest Cemetery, with Rudy Ellis officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Hank Vine, Bert Isabell, Reed Ballard and Danny Vine.

Visitation will be held at 12:00 p.m. (Noon), before the service at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Johnny Vine passed away Monday morning, May 6, 2013 at his residence. He was born in New York City, the son of Warren Ringold Vine, Sr. and Mary Vine. He married Glenn Rea Hicks in Dallas in 1972. She preceded him in death in 2006. He was a wholesale florist, musician, stuntman and weapons coordinator for movies. He was a member of the Teamsters’ Union.

Survivors include; three sons, Hank Vine (Rachel), Bert Isabell, all of Sulphur Springs and Danny Vine of Avenger; three daughters, Julie Vine of Carrolton, Lisa Vine of Dallas and Mindy Vine of Mt. Pleasant; sister, Bonnie Kaufman of Loveland, Colorado and five grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by one grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, 2222 Welborn Street, Dallas, Texas 75219.

  


Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Barbara Palmer

 

Barbara Palmer, 83, of Sulphur Springs, passed away Sunday night, May 5, 2013, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.   She was born in Oklahoma on September 3, 1929, the daughter of William Virgil and Nellie Mae McReynolds. She was a caregiver.

Survivors include: two sons, William Wasilowski (Holly) of Como   and Mike Alread (Lisa) of Oklahoma; three daughters, Jan Wasilowski, Donna Alread, both of Mabank and Paulette Cropper of Oklahoma; brothers, sisters, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three daughters, Cynthia, Vickie and Jody and one son, Roger.

No formal services are scheduled at this time.

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

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William (Bud) George

Funeral services for William (Bud) George, age 73, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. George passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Barbara Jones

 

Funeral services for Barbara Jones, of Emory, are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Ms. Jones passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2013, at her residence.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Ewell White Massey

 Funeral services for Ewell White Massey will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at the Myra Wilson Chapel at Sulphur Springs City Cemetery with Rev. Charles Moore officiating. Military gravesite honors to be provided by the Hopkins County Military Coalition.

Burial will be at Sulphur Springs City Cemetery with Jack Massey, Adam Massey, Zachary Massey, Jerry Massey, Steve Massey and Jim Brata serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Crusaders Class of the First United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, May 6, 2013, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Massey passed away Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Baylor Hospital in Dallas after a brief illness. He was born September 24, 1916, in Midlothian, Texas, the son of Clifton Dennis Massey and Edna White Massey. He married Sarah Lambeth Worsham on September 10, 1946, in Sulphur Springs. Mrs. Massey preceded him in death on February 21, 2008. After leaving the family farm in Ellis County, he worked for Dallas Wholesale Grocers and United Gas Pipeline. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1942, and was stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii until the end of the war. After the war, he was partners with his brother, C. D. Massey, in a café known as the Panther’s Den in Midlothian. In 1948, Mr. Massey began the family business, Massey Service Station, which he operated until 1992. He was also instrumental in the design, construction and operation of Massey’s Convenience Center which opened in 1993. He was a charter member of the Kiwanis Club and a past member of the Board of Trustees of the First United Methodist Church. He enjoyed keeping up with the activities of his grandsons and was an avid sports fan, always ready to discuss the latest Rangers game, Mavericks game, Cowboys game or prizefight.

Survivors include one son, Jeff Riddell Massey and wife, Priscilla Frazer Massey, of Sulphur Springs, Texas, one daughter, Andrea Elaine Massey, of Dallas, Texas, grandsons Jack Worsham Massey and wife, Elaine Blacklock Massey, Adam Frazer Massey and wife, Stephanie Howell Massey, and Zachary Ewell Massey, great-granddaughters Margaret Frazer Massey and Georgia McKenzie Massey, all of Houston, Texas, and his devoted caretaker and excellent cook, Iola Lindley, who pretty much had no choice other than to become a serious sports fan herself.

In addition to his beloved wife of sixty-one years, Mr. Massey was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Emily Ann Massey, and brother, Clifton Dale Massey.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church or a charity of your choice.


Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Dan Humphrey, Jr.

Funeral services for Dan Wayne Humphrey, Jr., 55, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, May 6, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. James Diamond and Richard Teer officiating.

Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Mark Humphrey, Jon Humphrey, Heath Powers, Cole Roan, Ivan Pickering, Greg Johnson, David Baxter, and Milburn Hettick serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, May 5, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Dan passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at Rock Creek Health and Rehab. He was born on May 17, 1957, in Sulphur Springs, TX, the son of Dan Wayne Humphrey, Sr. and Jan (Butler) Humphrey. His senior year he was the president of the Ag Chapter. He worked as a dairyman on Humphrey Dairy his whole life, and also worked for Red River Army Depot for 15 years. He was a member of Cedar Crest Christian Church.

Dan is survived by his father, Dan Humphrey, Sr. and wife Madeline, of Sulphur Springs, son, Cody Wayne Humphrey, of San Diego, CA, daughters, Lindsey Humphrey of Lewisville, TX, Crystal Hall and husband Lucas, of New Boston, TX, Mary Lauren Humphrey, of Sulphur Springs, sisters, Karen Cook, of Sulphur Springs, Lara Humphrey, of Dallas, TX, Juli Price and husband Clay, of Sulphur Springs, grandchildren, Brailee Hall, Cason Braley, Tye Hall, Dylan Braley, and Payton Hall, all of New Boston, TX, nieces and nephews, Heath Powers, of Sulphur Springs, and Chani Roan, of Sulphur Springs, and Cade Price, Coen Price, and Camri Price, all of Sulphur Springs. He was preceded in death by his mother, Jan Humphrey in September of 2005.

Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.  

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Joe W. Campbell

Funeral services for Joe W. Campbell, age 86, of Sulphur Springs, TX, will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Trinity Harvest Church of God with Rev. Ray Evers officiating. 

Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m., prior to service time at Trinity Harvest Church of God. 

Military graveside honors by the Hopkins County Military Coalition will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery North with Nick Moore, Adam Stewart, Blake Stewart, Eric Hatley, Michael Harris and Gonzo Marroqquin serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearer will be Joe Goodman. 

Joe Campbell went to be with the Lord on May 2, with family and friends by his side.  Mr. Campbell was born on August 2, 1926 in Sulphur Springs, TX, the son of  Joseph Russell and Nancy Elizabeth (Brock) Campbell.  He married Mary Evelyn Campbell February 14, 1948 in Sulphur Springs, TX.  She preceded him in death on December 20, 2003.  Mr. Campbell was an Engineer for the Texas Highway Department as an inspector for 41 years.    He was a Sunday school teacher as well as a member of Trinity Harvest Church of God.  He was a Gideon and served in the Merchant Marines during WWII. 

He is survived by two daughters, Debbie Harris and husband Bobby and Nancy Moore all of Sulphur Springs, TX, one sister, Jean Salters of Wichita Falls, TX, grandchildren, Nick Moore, Adam Stewart, Jodi Goodman, Blake Stewart, Michael Harris and Wendi Hatley, 13 great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, one great-granddaughter, Sara Grace Goodman and several brothers and sisters.   

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Terry Joe Duncan

A memorial service for Terry Joe Duncan, age 49, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 3, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home, with Brother Kenneth Cashion and Brother Grady Cashion officiating.

No formal visitation is scheduled at this time.

Terry Joe Duncan passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at his residence. He was born in Tyler, the son of John Henry and Ethel Duncan. He married Stacie Cashion in Mt. Pleasant on February 20, 1993; she survives. He was in law enforcement and a member of Greenpond Baptist Church.

Other survivors include   : daughter, Amanda Butler (Joseph) of Malakoff; sons, Daniel Duncan and Steven Duncan, both of Sulphur Springs; four grandchildren; sister, Paulette Jones (Monroe) of Palestine and brother, Kenneth Duncan of Mabank.

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

Cremation arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Faye D. Bryant

A funeral service for Faye Dell Bryant, age 83, of Como will be conducted at Independent Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, May 5, 2013 , with Rev. Derrick Johnson and Kevin Bryant officiating.

Interment will follow at Peaceful Gardens Cemetery in Lubbock, Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Her sons will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Faye Dell Bryant passed away Monday, April 29, 2013 at Hospice of East Texas Home Place in Tyler. She was born in Camp County, the daughter of Harris and Lillie Smart. She married Lorenzo Bryant in Pittsburg, Texas on August 20, 1947; he survives. She was a nurse and a member of the Baptist faith. She was a deaconess at her church.

Other survivors include: six sons, Lorenzo Bryant, Jr., Anthony Bryant (Susan), Rodney Bryant (Yolanda), Harry Bryant (Fay), Bryan Kevin Bryant and Ralph Bryant (Doreen); sister, Ruth Priestly (Clarence), brother, Chancle Smart (June); 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

    
Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Vessie Mae Thomas

Funeral service for Vessie Mae Thomas, 64, of Sulphur Springs will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Willis Taylor officiating.

Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Oscar Thomas, Aubrey Smith, Damon Nash, Sam Wright, Jimmy Davis, Buster Davis, David Hearne and Alva Adams serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Laurence Green, Tony Thomas, Oscar Thomas, Johnny Thomas, Randal Fountain, Sam Fountain, Tyrone Fountain and Carl Thomas Jr.

There will be no formal visitation.

Mrs. Thomas died on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born on Sept. 10, 1948, Mount Vernon, the daughter of Eugene and Allie Mae Hargraves Fountain. They preceded her in death. She married Lester Carl Thomas. He survives.

Mrs. Thomas retired from house-keeping at Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

Other survivors include one daughter, Carlina Green and husband, Laurence of Sulphur Springs; one son, Carl Thomas Jr. of Sulphur Springs; one granddaughter, Takerriya Thomas of Sulphur Springs Tx; seven sisters, Billie Ruth Fountain, Faye Dunlap, Katie Fountain, Mamie Doss and Helen Bell, all of Mount Vernon Tx., Rozetta Deloney and husband, Andrew, of Sulphur Springs, and Ethlyn Robinson of Texarkana, Tx.; four brothers, T.C. Fountain and wife, Lynn, and Paul Fountain of Dallas, Marvin Dunlap and L.G. Fountain and wife, Bertha, of Mount Vernon,Tx..

Mrs. Thomas was also preceded in death by one daughter, Tammy Thomas.

Arrangements are under the direction of Mason & Mason Mortuary.

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Imogene Wilson

Funeral services for Imogene Wilson, ag 89, of Paris , have been tentatively set for 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 4, 2014, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home Chapel in Paris.

Mrs. Wilson passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at Carriage House Manor.

Local survivors include a son, Jim Wilson and wife Joy, of Sulphur Springs.

Arrangements are with Bright-Holland Funeral Home, in Paris.

 

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Norma Moore

 

Funeral services for Norma Lee Moore, age 66, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, May 2, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Ethridge and Rev. Larry Jordan officiating. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Interment will follow at Brashear Cemetery with Cash Carroll, Bradley Dugan, Tony Dugan, Paul Gilliam, Cary Gilliam, Nate Teague, Chad Miller and Ryan Moore serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearer will be Payton Carroll. 

Mrs. Moore passed away at her residence Monday, April 29, 2013.  Mrs. Moore was born on February 9, 1947 in Sulphur Springs, TX, the daughter of James Benjamin and Bonnie Gaye (Boykin) Gilliam.  She married Dale Moore on January 23, 1964 in Sulphur Springs, TX.   He survives. 

 Mrs. Moore was a homemaker and owned and operated Nornie’s Daycare for over 28 years.  She was a member of New Beginnings Fellowship Church.   

In addition to her husband she is survived by sons,  Scott Moore and wife Jennifer of Cleburne, TX, Chris Moore and wife Karen of Sulphur Springs, Cary Moore and wife Natalie of Sulphur Springs, brothers, Larry Gilliam and wife Brenda of Tyler, TX, Jerry Gilliam and wife Jeanie of Brashear, TX, Rickey Gilliam and wife Dolly of Como, TX, David Dugan of Sulphur Springs, sister, Barbara Carroll of Royse City, TX, grandchildren, Christa Moore, Mikayla Moore , Brittany Miller, Lexie Moore, Tori Moore, Clint Stuckey, Heather Stuckey, Ryan Moore, Chelsey Moore, Tara Coffman, Jesse Coffman, Robert Coffman, great grandchildren, Kami Miller and Amelia Stuckey. 

She was preceded in death by her parents. 

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Frank Henslee Miller

Photo: An extended obituary for Frank Henslee Miller has been posted to the website. See this link:   http://www.fry-gibbs.com/index.php/obituaries/details/1783-miller-frank-h    ON A SIDE NOTE: First National Bank will be closing at noon on Wednesday, May 1 in order to honor his passing. FNB will resume regular hours on Thursday.

Frank Henslee Miller was born June 14, 1952, Dallas, Texas and died April 27, 2013 in Paris, Texas. Growing up in the Northeast Texas town of Cooper, he spent his childhood learning the strong work ethics of his parents’ generation. His enduring love of people, animals, nature and the inter-relationship of God & the Universe would go on to serve him well throughout his adult life.

After graduating from Cooper High School, he attended The University of Texas where he received a B.B.A in Business Administration. Upon graduation, he returned home to Cooper, Texas, so he could begin working in the family businesses.

Throughout his life, he was invested in all aspects of The Boy Scouts of America, beginning with Cub Scouts and continuing onto his service with the board. The importance of the principles and traditions that scouting imparts upon a young man, which he experienced in his own life, were values instilled by The Boy Scouts of America. Over the years he spent countless hours volunteering for the NETSEO Trails Council. Camp Dierks benefited from his efforts in further developing the facility enjoyed by so many. As a result of his continued service, he was honored with the “Silver Beaver” award.

Frank was associated with various businesses, including The Delta Bank, The First National Bank of Cooper, Cooper Propane, Delta Logistics, and Red River Transport. He truly loved the people that he worked with and tried to foster an environment of cooperation for the purpose of reflecting values such as self-respect, determination, and loyalty to others, which were values he strongly believed in himself. Frank instilled these principles at his workplace so that those he worked with would know they could count on him like family. As an original Texan, his word was bond and his handshake was contract.

Frank enjoyed a lifetime passion with animal husbandry, most specifically Brahman cattle. As a child he showed cattle for the FFA 4-H, and in his adult-life he showed his “darlings” to anyone that happened to be at his house. This often included a lazy, unnerving ride around the pasture on his favorite bull, Wooly Bully.

He found solace in the years of hard work put into developing the land that that he lived on and loved. Every evening he could be found there with a tool in his hand enjoying the squawking of his gaggle of geese in the background.

As a lifelong member of the Methodist church, initially in Cooper, he later served in a multitude capacities at the First United Methodist Church of Paris, Texas.

He is preceded in death by his mother & father, Quentin and Catherine Miller, of Cooper.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Stacy, and children, Quentin Stevens Miller and wife Preeyalak, of Nederland, Colorado, Atticus Franklin Miller, Chase Nation, and Jessica Holtman and husband Gary, all of Paris. Also surviving are sisters Judy Falls and husband Sam, of Cooper, and Jan Phillips, of Houston.

The family invites you to join them in remembering his life on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at The Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home located at 730 Clarksville Street Paris, Texas 75460 for visitation. Memorial Services will be held at The First United Methodist Church located at 303 Lamar Avenue Paris, Texas at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. The Graveside Service will follow at Long Cemetery in Powderly, Texas.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Boy Scouts of America, P.O. Box 995 Paris, Texas 75460, The First United Methodist Church Food Pantry, P.O. Box 327 Paris, Texas 75461, The Delta County Public Library, 300 West Dallas, Cooper, Texas 75432, and The Charleston United Methodist Church, 4037 FM 895, Cooper, Texas 75432.

Arrangements are with Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home, Paris.

 

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Clarell Ross

Clarell Ross, age 78, passed away Friday, April 26, 2013 at the Presbyterian Hospital of Denton.

Service is scheduled for 2:00 PM, Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at Prairie Grove Baptist Church.

Interment will follow in Prairie Grove Cemetery. Rev. Bobby D. Thomas and Rev. George Scales will officiate. Pallbearers will be members of the Masonic Lodge.

Service is under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Clarell was born on September 26, 1934 to Ozell and Anne Lee Woosley Robinson in Emory. Clarell retired from the Texas Youth Commission of Gainesville.

Survivors: Sons: Harry Williams of Denton; Eric Ross of Gainesville; and Teddy "Eugene" Dunlap of Gainesville. Daughters: Nietta Abney of Gainesville; Rachel Dunlap of Gainesville; and Christina L. Dunlap of Greenville. Grandchildren: Shatammia Abney; Sheniqua Lewis; Erica Ross, and Christopher Dunlap Great-Grandson: Charles "CJ" Combs, Jr. Granny's Baby: Tahnasia Westbrook Nephews: Ricky Phillips; and Raymond Robinson. Her special loving companion Queenie.Numerous other loving family and friends.

Preceded in death by: Parents, sister; Delma Ray, a number of uncles, aunts and cousins, among those Bubba Woosley known as "Uncle Sam".

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Ana Silva (Bo) Valdes Macedo

Funeral Services for Ana Silvia (Bo) Valdes Macedo age 38 of Sulphur Springs will be 10:00 am, Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at Tapp Chapel with Bro Kerry Roy officiating.

Interment will follow in the Rockdale Cemetery with Johnny McCann, Carl McCann, Micheal Palacios, Micheal Palacios Jr., Nick White, Corey Miles, Zach Schmidt and Gerald Zavala serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be 6 till 8 pm, Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at Tapp Funeral Home.

Ana Silvia (Bo) Valdes Macedo passed away Sunday, April 28, 2013 at Mother Francis Hospital in Tyler. She was born on September 26, 1974 in Sulphur Springs the daughter of Jose Reynaldo and Anna Bain Valdes. She was member of the True Gospel Church.

Survivors include: two sons, Justin D’Wayne Humphries (Meagan) and Dakota Shane Humphries both of Sulphur Springs; father, Jose Reynaldo Valdes; step-parents, Zeke and Joyce Palacios of Sulphur Springs; brothers, Steve Carter of Cumby, Johnny Carter (Kathy) of Cumby, and Billy Carter (Jana) of Cooper; sisters, Cheree Walker (Cecil) of Sulphur Springs, Sheila Aaron of Cooper, Kami Wilton (David) of Mexico, and Becky McCann (Carl) of Sulphur Springs; step-sister, Tambra Winnett (Sam) of Sulphur Springs; step-brother, Chase Cadena of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Jaycee Lynnette Humphries and Payton Shaine McCoy Humphries; and by several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by infant son, Austin Ezekiel Humphries, mother, Anna Valdes Palacios and grandparents, Arness and Sybil Caudle.

Memorial can be made to the Sulphur Springs Dialysis Center, 1401 Medical Circle, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

 

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Joan D. Ailes

Graveside services for Joan D. Ailes, age 67, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Mt. Olivet  Cemetery in Hugo, OK. 

Visitation will be from 10:00 to 12:00 noon Saturday morning at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. 

Mrs. Ailes passed away Sunday, April 28, 2013 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Ailes was born on June 23, 1945 in Toledo, OH, the daughter of Alvin and Judy (Gipson) Payne.  She married William “Bill” Ailes on February 29, 1984 in Lake Tahoe, NV.  He survives.  Mrs. Ailes was a homemaker. 

In addition to her husband she is survived by her son, Roy Derting and wife Melody of Mesquite, TX, daughter, Lisa Henkle of Sulphur Springs, TX, brother, Jimmy Payne of Michigan, sisters, Linda Cook of Grove, OK, Theresa Ward of Riverside, CA, Sandy Weil of Anaheim, CA, grandchildren, Lucas Henkle, Kyle Derting and Kailey Derting. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and one grandson, Justin Doherty.    


Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Billy Mark Hudson

Graveside services for Billy Hudson, 58, of Longview will be held on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at noon in the Old Saltillo Cemetery in Saltillo, in Saltillo, Texas.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 29, 2013.

Mr. Hudson passed away on Friday, April 26, 2013 in Longview. 


Mr. Hudson was born in Sulphur Springs, Texas on May 1, 1954 to Frank and Vera Hudson.

He is preceded in death by his brothers Frankie Ray Hudson and Steve Austin Hudson.

He was always there to lend a helping hand and was a great story teller.


Mr. Hudson is survived by his brothers Roy Dean Hudson of El Paso and Paul Gene Hudson of White Oak, TX; numerous nieces and nephews. 

Arrangements are with Leroy Rader Funeral Home.

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Steve A. Hudson

Graveside services for Steve A. Hudson, 70, of Longview will be held on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at noon in the Old Saltillo Cemetery in Saltillo, TX. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 29, 2013 at the funeral home. Mr. Hudson passed away on Friday, April 26, 2013 in Longview. 


Mr. Hudson was born in Crowell, Texas on January 25, 1943 to Frank and Vera Hudson. He moved to Sulphur Springs, TX in 1953. He moved to Longview and married Maxine in 1967. He was a machinist for Le Tourneau until he retired in 2006.

He is preceded in death his wife Maxine; daughters Linda Lane Keen and Belinda Sanford; brothers Billy Mark Hudson and Frankie Ray Hudson.

He loved to be out on his patio smoking his cigar, watching the squirrels and his bird feeders. 


Mr. Hudson is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Bobby M. and Pat Hudson of Longview, daughter and son-in-law Debbie and Jerry Keen of Ore City; brothers Roy dean Hudson of El Paso and Paul Gene Hudson of White Oak; sister-in-law Amelia Martin; ten grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren.

Arrangements are with Leroy Rader Funeral Home.

 

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Dennis Diaz

A Graveside service for Dennis Diaz, age 55, of Dike, will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, April 28, 2013 at Conner Cemetery with Noel Bailey and Shane Carrington officiating. Cory Tubb, Gary Tubb, Casey Phillips, Shawn Phillips, Rick Dennis, and Steve Tubb will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held 30 minutes before the service (1:30 PM) at the cemetery.

           

Dennis Diaz passed away Friday, April 26, 2013 at The Cottages in Sulphur Springs. He was born on May 14, 1957 to Oscar and Glynn (Dennis) Diaz. Dennis worked for Tubb Tile and Marble and was a dairyman. He was a member of the Dike Church of Christ.

           

Dennis is survived by his brother, Larry Diaz, of Dike; Aunts, Connie Tubb and Norma Dennis, both of Dike; uncle, Dub Dennis, of Lorena, and numerous cousins.

           

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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

 

 

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Geneva Basye

A funeral service for Geneva Basye, age 81, of Cumby will be conducted at First Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m., Monday, April 29, 2013, with Tommy Johnston and Rev. Mark Bryant officiating. Interment will follow at Long Cemetery, with Kevin Robison, Brent Robison, Alan Basye, Roger Mabe, Tom Howell and James Norris serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be E. A. Junell and The Hopkins County Military Coalition.

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, April 28, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Geneva Basye passed away at her residence Wednesday afternoon, April 24, 2013.   She was born in Cumby to Fred and Willie Long. She married Edmond Bayard Basye in Dallas on December 25, 1953; he survives. She was retired from Sparkman-Hillcrest Funeral Home in Dallas and a member of First Baptist Church.

Other survivors include: daughter, Cindy Robison of Blacksburg, Virginia; son, Alan Basye and Kellye of Sachse; grandchildren, Brent Robison, Kevin Robison and Lauren Basye and great-grandchild, Zoey Robison.

She was preceded in death by brother, Alfred Long.

Memorials may be made to Long Cemetery Association and/or First Baptist Church Building Fund, 116 Oak Avenue, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.  

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Sara Fuller

Graveside service for Sara Lacretia Fuller, age 76, of Point, will be held 2:30 pm, Sunday, April 28, 2013, at Lynch Cemetery.
Rev. Preston Walker Hendrson will offficiate.

Pallbearers: Phillip Wilkins, Christopher Regan, Dennis Cason, Lonnie Boykin, Cal Qualls, Zach Wilkins, and Brady Regah.

Mrs. Fuller was born in Sweetwater, March 14, 1937, to Preston Walker and Irue Kearney Henderson..
She was a member of Beacon Hill Baptist Church in Dallas.
She worked as a campground and marina manager at Cedar Cove.

Survivors include:
Daughter: Stehpnay Wilkins and husband Phillip of Point
Son: Richard "Rick" Fuller of Point
Sisters: Cecilia Wynn of Oklahoma City, Ok, and Martha Poor of Hopkinsville, KY
Brother: Rev. Preston Walker Henderson of Balch Springs
Mother-in-law: Mabel Inez Fuller of Hopkinsville, KY
Grandchild: Christopher Regan Great-Grandchildren: Brady, Brice, and Kathaleen Regan
Nephew: Joe M. Jackson, Jr. and wife Gina of Greenville

Faithful little campanion: Bailey.

Preceded in death by: Parents; Husband; 2 sisters and 1 brother

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Rae Jean Sprueill

Graveside services for Rae Jean Sprueill, age 57, of Scroggins will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, April 26th, at Bethel Cemetery in Franklin County with Rev. Paul Pogue officiating. 

 

Mrs. Sprueill  died Monday, April 22, 2013 at her residence.  She was born on March 30, 1956, in Sulphur Springs, TX, the daughter of Ray Cannon and Mary Louise King.   

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

She is survived by her husband, Roger; one son, Brian Matthews of Mt. Vernon; two daughters, Kim Kelley of Sulphur Springs and Sherry Sprueill of Pittsburg; a brother, James Cannon of Arlington, and a sister, Mary Alice Wilson of Shreveport.  Grandchildren; Justus Kelley, Kaci Kelley and Jesilyn Kelley of Sulphur Springs and Justin Taylor and Tori Taylor of Pittsburg, TX  

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Jimmy Cannon, a sister, Linda Huckabee, and two grandsons, Dylan Taylor and Caleb Matthews. 

 

Arrangements are with Sam Harvey Funeral Home, in Mt. Vernon.

 

 

Jimmy Don Canaday

 

Funeral services for Jimmy Don Canaday, 69, Winnsboro are scheduled for 2:00 PM Thursday, April 25, 2013 at First Baptist Church, Quitman with Brother Fred Morrow and Rev. David Smith officiating.

Burial will follow in Lee Cemetery, Winnsboro.

Family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 PM Wednesday evening, April 24th at Lowe Funeral Home, Quitman.

He was born May 2, 1943 in Sulphur Springs, Tx to Curtis and Imogene Cave Canaday. He passed away April 23, 2013 at his residence.

Jimmy was a self- employed Exterminator, Deacon at Rock Hill Baptist Church and sixteen year owner of Canaday Dairy in Winnsboro.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Jimmy is survived by his wife Doris Canaday, Winnsboro; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Justin and D'Anne Canaday, Winnsboro, Robby and Rhondie Huddleston, Quitman; daughter Robin Huddleston McDowell, Winnsboro; 2 sisters and brothers-in law, Norma and Bill Beech and Diane and Bobby Blackwell, Quitman; seven grandchildren and one Great Grandson, several nieces and nephews.

 

Pallbearers are Harry Darby, Tim Yeager, Doyle Bailey, Bill Medlin, Jerry Williams, Chris Blackwell and Shannon Beech. Those serving are Honorary Pallbearers are Craig Davis, James Harris, Ken Goodson, Doy Plocher and Gaynor McCord.

Arrangements are with Lowes Funeral Home in Quitman.

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Glenn D. McAree

Funeral service for Glenn Douglas McAree, age 70, of Alba, will be held 11:00 am, Friday, April 26, 2013, at the Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will follow in Colony Cemetery. Bro. Jerry Jackson and Bro. Duane Jackson will officiate.

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

Mr. McAree was born in Alba, November 9, 1942, to Horace Oval and Opal Beatrice Felty McAree. He was a member of Bright Star Baptist Church. He was a farmer all of his life.


Survivors include: Brother: Donald Wayne McAree and wife Shirley of Alba Nieces: Sharon Pruitt and husband Audie of Crandall and Lori Harwell and husband John of Terrell Great-Nephews: Chad Pruitt of Crandall and Tyler Harwell of Terrell.

Preceded in death by his parents.

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Gertrude Barrett

A gracious, soft spoken lady of southern charm Gertrude Barrett passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2013. 

Gertrude Barrett was a life-long resident of Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County.  She was married in Sulphur Springs to W. B. “Red” Barrett on February 12, 1949.  He preceded her in death March 1964.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, James and Pearl Edwards and a brother Troy Edwards. 

Survivors include her son Michael Barrett and daughter-in-law Debbie Barrett and her daughter Kathy Hutt of Allen.  She was so proud of her grandchildren, Sara Anne Barrett of The Colony, Lauren Nicole Vaut of Allen, and Ryan Michael Hutt and wife Jenna of McKinney.  Her great-grandsons are Cole and Jase Vaut of Allen. Gertrude is also survived by her sister Gadie Smith and special friend Nadine Cawthron. 

Gertrude was a long-time member of First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs where she was active in the Silver Tone Choir, WMU, and Sunday school.  She worked for many years at Marshall’s Dept.  Store on the Square in Sulphur Springs and J. C. Penny.  Gertrude was dearly loved and cherished by her family and friends.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 27 at Restlawn Cemetery with Fred Lewis officiating. 

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Mary Louise Darby

Funeral services for  Louise  Darby, age 102, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 26, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Paul Bailey officiating.  

Interment will follow at Shooks Chapel Cemetery with Billy Tom Bailey, Blake Riley, Jimmy Wayne Winfrey, Johnny Ferguson, Gary Stribling and Jimmy Bailey serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, April 25, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Mrs. Darby passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at Carriage House Manor.  Mrs. Darby was born on December 19, 1910 in Cash, TX, the daughter of George Washington and Mary Elizabeth (Gillespie) Skinner.  She married  H. B. Darby on May 25, 1935 in Greenville, TX.  He preceded her in death on September 19, 1980.  Mrs. Darby was a homemaker and enjoyed quilting and sewing.  She became a member of Shooks Chapel United  Methodist Church in 1935.  For the last ten years she was a resident of Carriage House Manor. 

She is survived by her daughter, Jeanette Connally and husband Bob of Sulphur Springs, grandchildren, Robert Connally of Houston and Diana Riley and husband Blake of Royce City, great-grandson, Jax Riley. 

Memorials may be made to Shooks Chapel United Methodist Church. 


Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Margaret Crawford

Graveside services for Margaret Ann Crawford,  age 73, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 29, 2013 at Sherley Cemetery with Bro. David Wilson officiating. 

There will be no formal visitation. 

Honorary pallbearers will be Mahmood Ataee, Christopher Bryan Ataee, Christopher Bryan Ataee, Jr., Homayoun Ataee, Joe Orobio and James Noah Ray. 

Mrs. Cawford passed away in Grand Prairie, TX, on Tuesday, April 23, 2013.  Mrs. Crawford was born on May 23, 1939 in Sulphur Springs, TX, the daughter of James Laird and Anna Louise (Ragan) Crawford.  She owned Southern Optical Supply for many years.She is survived by her children, Ken Evan Hinton of San Antonio, Laura Ann Ataee and son in law Mahmood of Grand Prairie, grandchildren, Christopher Bryan Ataee and wife Lisa of Hobart, Indiana and Margaret Louise Ataee of Grand Prairie, great grandchildren, Christopher Bryan Jr., Katherine Ann, James Alan, and Joshua Scott Ataee, sisters, Norma Ray of Sulphur Springs and Ida Beaudin of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

She was preceded in death by her parents James Laird Crawford and Anna Louise Ragan Crawford.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org


Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Ruth Morrison

Ruth Morrison was born on February 22, 1943. In Shreveport Louisiana to Olena B. Wade and Thomas E. Schneider.

She passed away on April 21, 2013 in Tyler, Texas.

She was proceeded in death by her husband ,Fred Morrison, step-son, Gary Morrison, grandson Clay Rogers, brother, Billie Schneider, sister, Mary Fulton.

She is survived by 2 children, Robert Huggett and wife Jenise, Rachelle Rogers and husband Brad, 4 grandchildren, Rob, Clanay, Kenzi, Kaden, 2 great grandchildren Cadence, Allie, sister, Elsie Harrison and many nieces and nephews whom she adored.

Ruth spent the majority of her working career in the Texas Public School System ensuring quality food and nutritional programs for our children. She loved working with and providing service to the students and genuinely loved her occupation.She never met a stranger , even the people in the check-out line after shopping, became like family. Boy, will we miss these moments. She was always good for a laugh no matter the situation. Her zest for life was infectious and she always picked up those around her who might be down. Ruth loved getting dressed up and amassed quite a collection of jewelry and apparel, which we joked often, resulted in many record volume years of profit for Bealls, Wal-Mart and local merchants! That hearty humor, quick smile, Texas “twang” and deep love for her family will be missed. Ruthie has left a legion of friends who were also such an important part of her life. The world was a better place to have had her among us for 70 years. WE LOVE YOU AND WILL MISS YOU DEARLY..... UNTIL WE ARE TOGETHER AGAIN!!!


There will be a visitation from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Friday, April 26, 2013 at West oaks Funeral Home.

Cremation arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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David McGlamery

Funeral services for David Warren McGlamery, 43, of Sulphur Springs will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, April 25, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Henry Suche and Mike Eason officiating.

Interment will follow at Como Cemetery with James Humphrey, Mark Friddle, Toots Deaton, Lee Pogue, Kyle Tate, Brandon Crowson, Brad Armstrong, Daryl Watkins, Jimmy De Odell, and John Watson serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Logan Pogue, Tab Bell, Blake Irving, Brad Glenn, Chris Sewell, Mikey Teer, David Fowler, Ryan Glenn, Colt Hearn, Joe Don Pogue, Mike Moore, Kaden Moore, and Carston Moore.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

David passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at his residence. He was born on August 31, 1969 in Winnsboro, TX to William “Bill” Warren and Judy (Wright) McGlamery. He was of the Baptist Faith, attending Cartwright Church, and also worked as a welder.

He is survived by his daughter, Chesley McGlamery, brother, Eddie McGlamery and wife Lorna, nieces, Maci, Maggie, and Shelby McGlamery, and also his special friend, Randa Massey.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Johnny McGlamery, and grandmother, Hazel McGlamery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Como Cemetery, c/o Krista Barnhart, 5693 FM 69, Como, TX 75431.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Beulah Byfield

Funeral service for Beulah Byfield, age 69, were held Sunday, April 21, at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Jim Corbret officiated.

Burial followed in Ellis Chapel Cemetery near Wills Point.

Mrs. Byfied died at her residence in Wills Point on Thursday evening.   She was born July 2, 1943, in Grand Saline, to G. W. and Dorothy Mae Mosley Lynch.   

She worked at many jobs, but, none as important as her job as mother and homemaker.  

Survivors include: Daughters:  Sherrie Maxie Treadwell of Edgewood, Sandra Maxey Morris of Edgewood Brenda Maxey Agesen of Edgewood Son:  Jimmy D. Maxey and wife Leisia of Ft. Worth Sister:  Linda Riddle and husband Kenneth of Ore City Brother:  William Lynch and wife Sandra Jo of Mesquite Grandchildren:  Jeremy, Taylor, Daniel, Joseph, Misty, Jason, Allen, Christopher, Heather, Jimmy Don, Jr., and Alyssa Great-Grandchildren:  17 Special constant little companions:  Angel and Max Numerous other loving family and friends

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Ralph Thurman Middleton

Graveside funeral services for Ralph Thurman Middleton, age 86, of Emory, will be condcted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Daugherty Cemetery, with full Military Honors, by the Hopkins County Military Coalition.

There will be no formal visitation.

Mr. Middleton passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at Sulphur Springs Health & Rehab Center.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Richard "John" Sappington

Funeral services for Richard "John" Sappington, age 73, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Sappington passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2013, at his residence.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Eldon Chester

Funeral services for Eldon Chester, age 78, of Pickton, are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Chester passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2013, at Paris Regional Hospital.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Reginald Dwayne Petty

Funeral services for Reginald Dwayne Petty are pending with Mason & Mason Mortuary.

Mr. Petty passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2013, at his residence.

Arrangements are with Mason & Mason Mortuary.

 

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Era Hatley

Funeral service for Era "Lit" Hatley, 96, of Emory, will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at First Baptist Church of Point. Rev. Jay Sikes and Rev. Ronnie Miller will officiate.

Interment will follow in Lone Star Cemetery.

Visitation will be 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Point Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hatley was born in Point, October 10, 1916. Her parents were Manley Dawson and Mattie Knox Ivie. She married Cleo Hatley in Rains County on March 8, 1947. During her working career, she worked for B&B Foods in Emory, and for Piggly Wiggly in Tawakoni. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Point all of her life.

Survivors include: Helen and Jack Stone, niece and nephew, of Emory, Pat Hatley, nephew, of San Diego, CA Carol and Ricky Scott, great niece and nephew of Point Wesley and Debbie Stone, great nephew and niece of Emory Great-great and Great-great-great nieces and nephews include: Kandi, Robert, Jordyn, Micah, Eli, Billy, Lexie, Kagen, Hatley, Sasha, Chris, Alex, Katelyn, Tim, April, Shelby, Sarah, Blake, Cheyenne, Elizabeth, Bryan and Dallas

Preceded in death by: Parents; Husband on Jan. 20, 1990; 1 brother, Bud Ivie in April, 2002; 1 sister, Ima Borman in Oct. 2011 and 1 twin sister, Eva (Biggie) Hatley in Feb., 2004.


Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Andrew Nwuga

Funeral Service for Andrew Nwuga, 58,will be held at11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 20,2013 at Mason & Mason Mortuary with Pastor Valanderous Bell officiating. 

  

Burial will follow at Mel HaveCemetery, with Raphel Lee, Byron Sanders,Jeffrey Bell, Jereame McGill, Damiyon Bell and Troy Ivory, Jr. serving as pallbearers.

  

There will be no formal visitation.

  

Mr. Nwuga passed away on Friday, April 12, 2013 at Sulphur Springs Health & Rehabilitation Center. 

  

Andrew Nwuga was born November 30, 1954 in Africa.

  

Mr. Nwuga leaves to cherish his memories:  guardian, Valanderous Bell and friends.


Arrangements are with Mason & Mason Mortuary.

 

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John Irons

Funeral services for John Irons, age 93, of Sulphur Springs, have been set for 1:30PM Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Tapp Funeral Home with Tommy Johnston and Jim Moore officiating. 

A visitation will be held at Tapp Funeral Home on Monday April 15, 2013 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. 

No graveside service is to be conducted.

John Irons was born in Hopkins County the son of Grant and Alma Irons.  He married Clyde Williams in Sulphur Springs on January 20, 1940.  She preceded him in death. 

John accepted Christ when he was twelve years old and joined Beckham Baptist Church, later moving his membership to First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs.  He was a dairyman.  He was a Veteran of World War II, having served in the Merchant Marines and Army transport.  He belonged to the American Legion and was a fifty-year member of the Masons of Sulphur Springs Lodge 221.  He served as Worshipful Master and District Deputy Grand Master.

He passed away April 11, 2013 at Lake Point Medical Center in Rowlett.

Survivors include niece, Barbara Sturgeon, of Rockwall; nephew, Roger Williams, of Kimberling City, Missouri; and several cousins.   

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

 

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Wanda "Jean" Allan

A funeral service for Wanda “Jean” Allan, age 82, of Mesquite, will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at St. James Catholic Church with Father Sufai Avula officiating. 

Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park, with Eric Davis, Cris Rodenis, Ryan Allan, Riley Allan, Steve Martin, Mike Martin, David Martin, Ben Allan and Zach Allan serving as pallbearers. 

A rosary/visitation will be from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.,  Monday, April 15, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

  Wanda “Jean” Allan passed away Wednesday evening, April 10, 2013 at Waterford Independent Living in Mesquite.  She was born in Greenville, the daughter of William Mack and Jesse Jewell Compton.  She married George W. Allan in Greenville on July 31, 1954.  He preceded her in death in 1983.  She was a secretary and a member of St. James Catholic Church. 

Survivors include:  two sons, Brian Allan of Mesquite  and John Allan and wife Suzana of Garland; two daughters, Judy Martin and husband, Stephen of Argyle and Deborah Davis of McKinney, grandchildren, Eric Davis, Judy White, Stephen Martin, David Martin, Mike Martin, Riley Allan, Kaylann Allan, Chelsea DuPore, Ryan Allan, Ben Allan and Zach Allan and three great-grandchildren, Christopher and Maika Rodenis and Jack Davis. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents. 

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Gwendolyn Carol Perkins

A graveside service for Gwendolyn Carol Perkins, age 73, of Forney, will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 12, 2013 at Tira Cemetery with Rev. Ed Dodd officiating. 

There will be no formal visitation.

Gwendolyn Carol Perkins passed away Wednesday afternoon, April 10, 2013 at Texas Regional Medical Center in Sunnyvale.  She was born in Tira on May 22, 1939, the daughter of Olicer W. and Hazel Lawrence.  She married William Perkins in Hugo, Oklahoma.  He preceded her in death in 2011. 

She was a homemaker and a member of Tira Methodist Church. 

Survivors include:  daughter, Jan Cody of Forney; son Robert Chapman and wife Anne Pass of Dallas; grandchildren, Brad Cody, Krista Jackson, Morgan Speaks, Megan Chapman and James Chapman and 14 great-grandchildren. 

She was also preceded in death by her father.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

 

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Rowena Alberts

A funeral service for Rowena Alberts, age 91, of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at Spence Chapel, First Baptist Church, at 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 12, 2013, with Rev. Fred Lewis, Rev. Tommy Johnston and Rev. Wayne Moss officiating. 

Interment will follow at Nelta Cemetery. 

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service (10:00 a.m.) 

Rowena Alberts passed away Monday evening, April 8, 2013, at her residence.  She was born in Tira, the daughter of Thomas E. and Lora M. Moss.  She married Haskell Alberts in Sulphur Springs on June 11, 1938.  He preceded her in death in 2002. 

She was the owner of Alberts Repair Shop and a member of First Baptist Church.  She was a lifetime member of Rebekah Lodge.

Survivors include:  three daughters, Virginia Ann Alberts, Betty Alberts Immel both of Sulphur Springs, Mary Louise Glenn of Gainsville; grandchildren, Tana Glenn Moody, Mark Glenn, Donna Immel Lightfoot and Larry Lee Immel and great-grandchildren, Ally Moody, Andrew Moody, Jordan Glenn, Jarrod Glenn, Jackson Glenn, Bailey Lightfoot, Lexie Lightfoot, Kaleb Lightfoot, Trey Lightfoot and Parker Immel. 

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Roy Moss, Arvey Moss and E. E. Smith. 

Memorials may be made to the Nelta Cemetery Association and/or Hospice at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Evelyn Coker Raleigh

 

Evelyn Parthenia Coker Raleigh passed away on April 6, 2013.  Born December 31, 1926 to Kenneth and Dora Mae Coker in Pittsburg County, Oklahoma, she grew up in the Savannah and Chambers areas, graduating from Savannah High School.  After graduation, she attended cosmetology school in Ponca City, Oklahoma and maintained her license until death.

Evelyn married Chester Walter Raleigh of Savannah, OK on December 22, 1946. They moved to El Paso, TX where they have lived for the past 66 years. Throughout her years in El Paso, Evelyn attended Rosedale Baptist Church, Loma Terrace Baptist Church, and was currently an active member of Scottsdale Baptist Church.  She participated in choir and helped out with the Upward Basketball program. She was a leader in the PTAs of North Loop Elementary and Bel Air High Schools, an active 4H leader for many years, participated in the Home Demonstration Club, and worked for several years as a teacher’s aide, substitute, and office assistant at Ysleta Vo-Tech School.  Evelyn and her husband were members of the High-Flying Sams for 30 years and were life time members of the Good Sam organization.

 

Evelyn was preceded in death by her mother and father, a son Harry Walter Raleigh, and a brother Nathaniel “Mack” Coker. 

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, a daughter and son-in-law Carol Ann and Gaylon O’Dell of Yantis, TX; a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Linda Raleigh of Tulsa, OK; grandchildren Brenna and Cara O’Dell of Euless, TX, Kyle Raleigh of Tulsa, OK, and Jenny and Taylor Royal of El Paso; great-grandchildren Gracyn Raleigh, Creed and Eastan Royal, and numerous nieces and nephews, and cousins.  ”Noni”, as everyone knew her, loved them all with a huge heart and was loved greatly in return.

Services are undetermined at this time.  Condolences and memories can be made at the website of the Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home, www.murrayorwosky.com,  in Sulphur Springs, TX.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Legacy Hospice at www.legacyhospice.com or the American Cancer Society.

 

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Larry Friday, Jr.


A memorial service for Larry Friday, Jr., 43, a prominent attorney, of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs, at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 10, 2013, with Rev. Mark Bryant officiating.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Larry Friday, Jr. passed away Saturday morning, April 6, 2013 at Texoma High Port Marina. He was born in Tampa, Florida, the son of Larry Friday, Sr. and Charlotte Friday. He was an attorney with the Friday Law Firm. He held a bachelor of science degree from the University of Houston and graduated from the South Texas College of Law.

Survivors include: daughter, Chaunte Colette McDuff; father Larry Friday, Sr., and Carolyn, all of Sulphur Springs; mother, Charlotte Friday of Mineola; his girl, Rachel Scherrer and sister, Helen Roanna (Rona) Friday of Houston and grandmother, Mary Roanna Finley of Avinger.

Memorials may be made to CASA of Sulphur Springs.

  
Cremation arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Mary Jo Foster

A funeral service for Mary Jo Foster, age 80, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel, at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, April 7, 2013, with Brother B. J. Teer officiating. 

Interment will follow at Como Cemetery. 

Visitation will be held one hour before the service (2:00 p.m.) at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mary Jo Foster passed away at Sunny Springs Nursing Home, Friday afternoon, April 5, 2013.  She was born in Hopkins County, the daughter of Perry and Bertie Clark. She married Forest Carroll.  He preceded her in death in 1988.  She then married O. C. Foster.  He preceded her in death. 

 She was a homemaker and she was of the Baptist faith. 

        

Survivors include:  son, James Carroll and wife Rhonda of Como; two daughters, Virginia Massey of Sulphur Springs and Teresa Robinson of  Elk City, Oklahoma; brother, Bud Clark of Dallas; grandchildren, Robin Crowson, Travis Rowland, Judy Jenkins, Christy Welch, Crystal Garcia and James Anthony Gates; 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. 

She was also preceded in death by four brothers, one sister and one great-grandchild.

Arrangements are with  Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Gloria Neal

Funeral services for Gloria Neal, age 60, of Miller Grove, ar pending with West Oaks Funeral Home.

Ms. Neal passed away on Friday morning, April 5, 2013, at her residence.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Gary Lee Draper

Gary Lee Draper, age 72, of Sulphur Springs passed away Friday morning, April 5, 2013 at Sunny Springs Health & Rehab. 

He was born in Missouri, the son of Ashley Otto and Elizabeth Draper.  He was a carpenter.

         

He is survived by daughter, Shannon Woodson of Sulphur Springs.  No formal services or visitation are scheduled at this time.          

          

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

 

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Horace Stribling

 Funeral Service for Horace “Papa” Stribling, 95, of Sulphur Springs will be hel at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 6,2013 at Mason & Mason Mortuary with Rev. Chris Spivey providing words of comfort.

  

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Mason & Mason Mortuary.

  

“Papa” Stribling died Wednesday, April 3, at Carriage House Manor. 

  

Horace “Papa” Stribling was born May 27, 1917 in North Hopkins County, Texas to Lonie Portwood Stribling and Mark Stribling, Sr.  Both parents preceded him in death.

 

During his lifetime “Papa” Stribling was a self-employed Hog farmer and he also worked as a Repairman at Banks Tire Company and Walker Harry Tire Company. 

  

“Papa” Stribling leaves to cherish his memories:  five sisters; one brother; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Arrangements are with Mason & Mason Mortuary.

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Vallie L. "Joyce" Gilbreath

Funeral services for Vallie Lajoy “Joyce” Gilbreath, 81, of Yantis, will be held at Yantis First Baptist Church on Friday, April 5, 2013 with visitation at 10:00 a.m. and funeral services following immediately at 11:00 a.m. with Bro. Shannon Hassell and Brandon Stribling officiating.

Interment will follow at Yantis Cemetery with Kemmy Bevill, Keith Gilbreath, Delane Graham, Tony Gilbreath, Barry Bevill, Terry Bevill, and Shannon Bevill serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Warren Attaway and the Ladies 3 Sunday School Class.

Vallie LaJoy “Joyce” Gilbreath left to be with her Lord and Savior on April 2, 2013, surrounded by family and friends. Joyce was born in Wood County, Texas in June 1931, and she remained a Wood County resident throughout her life. Joyce was married to Calvin Norman Gilbreath on September 15, 1946, and was married to him for 59 years before he preceded her in death in 2005.

She is survived by three children and their spouses Jerry Gilbreath and Dawna, Rick and Marla Gilbreath, and David and Debra Stribling. Twelve grandchildren and spouses Patty Taylor, Sharrock Gilbreath, Clint Gilbreath, Brison and Jayden Modrall, Jana Gilbreath, Jason and Heather Gilbreath, Darren and Jodi Gibson, David Stribling Jr., Brandon and Becky Stribling and Rhandi Fails. Thirteen great-grandchildren; Alex and Abbi Taylor, Jessica, Sam, Kate, and Bella Gilbreath, Jill and Julie Benoist, Caroline Gibson, Amber Stribling, Alexis and Brayden Stribling, and Case Fails. She is also survived by two sisters Maxine Gilbreath and Marcille Graham, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Finnie and Jessie Bevill, five brothers Joe Bevill, Glenn Bevill, James Bevill, Frank Bevill, and Troy Bevill, one sister Ruth Gilbreath and one son Norman Dale Gilbreath.

In lieu of flowers the family is requesting that donations be made to Reflections Hospice P.O. Box 1914 Quitman, Texas 75783.


Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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David Neill Teer

David Neill Teer, age 34, of Brownsboro, formerly of Sulphur Springs, passed away Monday morning, April 1, 2013 at his residence.

 He was born in Tyler, the son of Carl Neill and Jacquelyn McElroy.  He married Sandra Koeppen in Athens on November 1, 2011; she survives.  He was a truck driver.

           

Other survivors include: his mother, Jacquelyn Martin and her husband Max; son, Gavin McElroy; daughter, Savannah McElroy, all of Sulphur Springs; two brothers, Chris Gibson and wife Tera and Mike Gibson and wife Jeneé; grandparents, John and Nelida Hug and Ida Martin; aunts, uncles, nieces and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Matthew Aaron McElroy.

A private graveside service will be held at a later date.  There will be no formal visitation.

 

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

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Donald Eugene Morris, Sr.

A funeral service for Donald Eugene Morris, Sr, age 69, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. 

Interment will follow at Shooks Chapel Cemetery. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 4, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Donald Eugene Morris, Sr. passed away at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler Monday evening, April 1, 2013.  He was born in Madison, Mississippi  to Olan and Ettalene Morris.  He married Carolyn Sue Morris in Durant, Oklahoma on May 13, 1974; she survives. 

He was a retired truck driver and he was of the Baptist faith.

           

Other survivors include:  son, Donald Morris, Jr. and wife, Aundrea; daughter, Brenda Medlin and husband Wade, all of Sulphur Springs; brother, Willard Morris and grandchildren, Gabriel Pierson, Makenzie Morris and Keenan Morris.  He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Alice Evans; brother, James Herbert Morris and grandson, Gavin Pierson.     

 

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

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Dana M. Hendrix

Dana M. Hendrix, age 49, of Sulphur Springs, passed away on Sunday morning, March 31, 2013, at her residence. She was born in Hayti, Missouri, the daughter of Frederick Delmond and Ella Mae Jolly. She was a stocker at Wal-Mart and she was of the Pentecostal faith.

Survivors include: her stepfather, Loye Adams; sisters, Exie Riley of Sulphur Springs, Sarah Blandon and husband Brice of Palestine, Renee Franklin and Penny Knifel both of Crandal, and Misti Roesler of Amarillo; and a brother, Howard Jolly of Pecan Gap.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Frederick Delmond Jolly, Jr.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

Cremation arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Reyna Mandujano

Memorial services for Reyna Ramirez Mandujano, age 50, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at St. James Catholic Church, Father Maria Susai Avula, Father Ruben Quinteros, and Father, John Marie Bowlin will officiate.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, in the Chapel of West Oaks Funeral Home, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., with Rosary at 7:00.


Mrs. Mandujano passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born on March 23, 1963, in Celaya, Mexico, the daughter of Pablo Ramirez Rodriquez and Victoria Patrino. She married Rogelio Mandujano, on December 4, 1981. He survives.

Reyna was a homemaker and of the Catholic faith.

Other survivors include: her father; her son, Roger Mandujana of Sulphur Springs; daughters, Laura Ramero and husband, Erick of Sulphur Springs, and Erika Mandujano of Celaya, Mexico; brothers, Jose Cruz Ramirez Patino, and Jesus Rameriz Patino; sisters, Maria Elena Ramirez Patino, Maria Refugio Ramirez Patino, Guadalupe Ramirez Patino, Bertha Ramirez Patino, Monica Ramirez Patino, Margarita Ramirez Patino, and Ana Ramirez Patino; and one grandchild, Emma Romero.

She was preceded in death by her mother.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

 

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Daniel W. Goldsmith

Funeral services for Daniel “Danny” W. Goldsmith, age 51, of Brashear will be conducted at 10:30 a.m.Saturday, March 30, 2013 at Spence Chapel, First Baptist Church with Rev. Fred Lewis and Rev. Jim Moore officiating.

Interment will follow at Aiguier Cemetery with Jason Goldsmith, Jeremy Goldsmith, Dave Evans, Mike Massey, Shawn Massey and Jimmy Horrocks.  Honorary pallbearers will be Jeffery Goldsmith, Bo Smith, Eddy Horrocks and Steve Dodd. 

Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., one hour prior to service time at the church. 

Danny passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Carriage House Manor.  Danny was born on November 24, 1961 in Greenville, TX, the son of Jerry Wayne Goldsmith and Helen Bryant Barker. Danny loved to hunt and fish and ride horses. He was an excellent outdoor grill cook.  He was a welder and made all sorts of beautiful creations with his welder. 

Danny is survived by his mother, brother, Jeff Goldsmith and wife Jena, Jason Goldsmith, and Jeremy Goldsmith, sister, Rhonda Johnson and husband Rhett, sons, Brandon White, Rance and Cole Bennett, grandchildren, Gabriell, Rylee and Coleson, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his father, step-father, Tommy E. Barker, grandparents, Ernest and Dollie Pace Goldsmith and Henry and Easter Ely Bryant, his soul mate of 14 years Brenda Kay Bennett. 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice at Memorial, Patient Fund, 115 Airport Road, Sulphur Springs, TX  75482 or to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org. , or to a charity of your choice. .

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Betty Venn

 

A funeral service for Betty Sue (Ellison) Venn, age 72, of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel,  at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 30, 2013, with Brother Nub Brown officiating. 

Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery with Hunter Dixon, Jim Elder, Dillon Whitehurst, Chris Price, Scotty Price and James Ellison serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Dylan Cooper, Vance Sparks