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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."

 

Hallie Louise Sale

A Memorial service for Hallie Louise Sale, age 94, of Sulphur Springs will be

conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 29, 2015, at Spence Chapel, First

Baptist Church, with Dr. Roy Edgemon officiating. Visitation at 10:00 a.m will precede the service. A Graveside service will be held at the Evergreen Cemetery on Sunday, August 30, 2015, in Stanton, TX, at 2:00 p.m.

 

Hallie passed away on Sunday, August 23, 2015, at her residence in Sulphur Springs, TX. She was born February 4, 1921, in Dickens County, TX, the daughter of J.B. McNerlin and Edith Louise McCombs McNerlin. She married James Woodford Sale on August 31, 1940, in Midland, TX. He preceded her in death. Hallie was a homemaker and attended First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs, TX.

 

She is survived by daughters, Sandra Baucom and husband David of Sulphur Springs, TX, Sharon Camp of Kilgore, TX, and Judy Sale of Stephenville, TX, grandchildren Scott Ward, Traci Tippitt, Jay Ward, Connie Brice, Cathy Gray, Darren, Carla Owens, Wade Sale, Spencer Sale, step granddaughter Denise Holland, great-grandchildren Jamie Powell, Ashley Ward, Allison Ward, Kristen Ward, Christopher Ward, Anna Ward, Ben Brice, Courtney Brice, Julianna Brice, Isabella Brice, Hope Brice, Garret Gray, Sam Gray, Justin Owens, Morgan Owens, Riley Sale, Ashby Sale, Eli Sale, Lilly Sale, Cameron Sale, Trevor Sale, Luke Sale, and Emily Sale, and step great-granddaughter Heather Wimberly, great great-grandchildren Liam Brice and Emma Brice.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son James Randall Sale and 6 siblings. Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

Memorials may be made to Carriage House Manor, 210 Pipeline Rd, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482, Legacy Hospice, 301 Gilmer St, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482 or First Baptist Church, 116 Oak Ave, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.

 

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JoAnn Allen

Memorial service for JoAnn Allen, age 84, of Point, will be held Saturday, Aug. 29, at First Baptist Church, in Point, at 11:00 am. 

Visitation will be at 10:00 am. Bro. Zachary Honzell will officiate. Burial will be at a later date in Lynch Cemetery.

JoAnn  passed away Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at Mesquite Specialty Hospital.

She was born Nov. 11, 1930, in Point, to Lester and Sadie Mae Moore Rabe. She was raised in the Point area, and, graduated from Point High School. She married J.W. Allen in Houston. JoAnn was a homemaker, and, also, a member of First Baptist Church in Point. In her later years, she worked as a library assistant at Rains County Library. JoAnn was a member of the Point Ladies Civic Club, and, was counted as a Friend of the Library.

Survivors include: Son:  Les Allen of Point Numerous other loving family and friends

Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home is in charge of the cremation arrangements.

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Brandon Bernard White

Brandon Bernard White, age 33, of Alba, passed away at his residence Sunday morning, Aug. 23, 2015. He was born Dec.1, 1981, in Ft. Worth, to Shawn Carl and Jonnie Mae Waters White. 

He worked as a veterinary technician.

Survivors: Parents; and grandmother, Lydia Waters of Ft. Worth. No service planned at this time.

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

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Jody Young

Memorial services for Jody Young age 49 of Sulphur Springs will be held at 9:00 a.m., Saturday, August 29, 2015 at The Way Bible Church with Dr. Joel Tiemeyer officiating.  There will be no formal visitation.

         

Ms. Young passed away on Sunday, August 23, 2015, at her residence. 

She was born on October 9, 1965, the daughter of Dr. Fred and Annis (Fair) Hill in Osborne, KS.         

She is survived by her daughter, La Tarra Young of Sulphur Springs; parents, Dr. Fred and Annis Hill of Sulphur Springs; brothers, Dr. Jason Hill and wife, Lori of Sulphur Springs and Dr. Jerod Hill and wife, Carolyn of Branson, MO; sister, Jada Service and husband, Collin of Las Vegas, NV and grandchildren, Zoltan Young and Serenity Young.

         

She was preceded in death by one grandchild, Zoneya Young.

 

 

 

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Ruby Whitehead

Memorial services for Ruby Whitehead, age 52 of Sulphur Springs will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 28, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Pastor Bruce Stinson officiating.  There will be no formal visitation.

          

Ms. Whitehead passed away on Sunday, August 23, 2015, at Trinity Mother Frances in Tyler.  She was born on June 24, 1963, the daughter of Willis Teen, Jr. and Nellie Joyce (McCown) Whitehead in Dallas, Texas.  She worked as a CNA for many years and was of the Baptist faith.          

She is survived by her parents; brother, Robin Ray Whitehead of Ft. Worth; sisters, LaQuita Brown and husband, David of Pickton and Suzanne Daigle and husband, Dave of Carrollton; partner, Gary Vance of Sulphur Springs; niece, Amanda Gunn and husband, Brandon of Winnsboro; one great-nephew, two great-nieces and her special dog, Destiny. 

         

She was preceded in death by her nephew, Heath Brown.

 

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Laura Totten Cassady

Funeral arrangements for Laura Totten Cassady, age 61 of Winnsboro will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, August 27, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Dr. Joel Tiemeyer officiating.  Interment will follow at Shady Grove Cemetery in Winnsboro with Shane Barnett, Jim Worster, Jerry Lucas, Kyle Barnett, Seth McNeal and Jacoby Smith serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers are the 1972 Class of Sulphur Springs High School.  Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

         

Mrs. Cassady passed away on Sunday, August 23, 2015, at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.  She was born on April 1, 1954, the daughter of George and Mae Dale (Ward) Totten in Wichita Falls.  She married Mike Cassady on August 4, 2000 in Sulphur Springs.  She was a homemaker and was a member with The Way Bible Church.          

She is survived by her husband; Mike; daughters, Victoria Massey Smith and husband, Jacoby of Sulphur Springs, Courtney Rorie McNeal and husband, Seth of Paris and Casey Cassady of Sulphur Springs; father, George Totten of Winnsboro; brothers, George B. Totten, IV of Riverside, CA and Gary Totten of Willis; grandchildren, Kyle Barnett, Payton Barnett, Jacy Mae Barnett, Braydon Lee Smith, Deacon Smith, Codi Lauren Smith, Bentley Michael Cassady and Rayley Marie Ruthart.         

She was preceded in death by her mother, Mae Dale in 2007.

         

Memorials can be made to the Paralyzed Veterans of America.

 

 

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James LeRoy (J.L) Tucker

Masonic Funeral services for James Leroy Tucker, age 89 of Sulphur Springs will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, August 27, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Maxon and Bro. Bob Woodworth officiating.  Masonic services will be provided by the Commerce and Sulphur Springs Masonic Lodges.  Interment will follow at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, August 27, 2015 at Grove Hill Memorial Park in Dallas with his nephews, Buff Tucker, Steve Tucker, David Tucker, William Earwood, Jason Tucker, Brady Hunt and Lance West. 

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

         

Mr. Tucker passed away on Monday, August 24, 2015, at his residence.  He was born on March 28, 1926 in the Willow Oak Community, north of Ridgeway, Hopkins County, TX to the late Harley Wright and Eva Lee Reed Tucker.  He attended school at Willow Oak and Branom, Hopkins County.  He married Ruby Marcille Barrington on January 18, 1947, in Commerce.  He made his home in Dallas for thirty-five years before returning to Hopkins County.  He was a Teamster and a truck driver for Santa Fe Trail Transportation Company.  While working as a truck driver he received many safe driving awards including a one million mile award for safe driving in the City of Dallas.  After his retirement, he was a rancher in the Mt. Zion Community.  When his health no longer allowed him to do the work he loved, he moved to Sulphur Springs.  He was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Cumby; a sixty-five plus year member of Jewel P. Lightfoot Masonic Lodge #1283, Dallas, member of Woodmen of the World and Order of the Eastern Star.  He enjoyed being with his family, deer hunting and playing dominoes.         

Survivors include his wife of sixty eight years; daughter, Sonja Anita Holton and husband, Greg of Sulphur Springs; son, James Leroy, II (Jim) and wife, Patty of Kapolei, Hawaii; two brothers, Cullen Tucker and wife Dorothy and Glendale Tucker of Cumby; brother-in-law, Vernon Hill of Landonia; one sister, Odell Tarpley of Cumby; sister-in-law, Lora Tucker; three grandchildren, Holly Holton-Hoffman and husband, Mark of Arlington, Dallas Tucker and wife, Briana of Seoul, South Korea, Kyle Tucker and wife, Nicole of Lancaster, PA; three step-grandchildren, Todd Pulver and wife, Joelle of Reno, NV, Sarah Pelletier of Herndon, VA, Ryan Shalm and husband, Jordan of Janesville, WI; twelve great-grandchildren, Elias and Lawrence Tucker, Justin, Tree, Jimi and Tripp Pulver, Gable and Campbell Pelletier, Cash and Dylan Shalm, Carson Tucker and Harlow Hoffman.         

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Thomas, Warren and H.W. and sisters, Annn Earwood, Hazel Gregor and Fern Hill.         

Memorials can be made to the American Diabetes Association or the charity of your choice.

         

The family would like to thank Dr. Richard Selvaggi, First Choice Home Health, the staff at Fresenius Medical Care (dialysis), Hospice Plus and the many other health care providers who have helped with James’ care during his lengthy illness.

 

 

 

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Iva Nell Stephens

Graveside services for Iva Nell Stephens, age 93, have been scheduled for 2:00PM, Saturday, August 22, 2015, at Richland Cemetery. 

A visitation will be held prior to the service at Tapp Funeral Home on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 12:00PM.

 

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Wilford Ray "Porter" Woods

Funeral service for Wilford Ray “Porter” Woods, age 67 of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 23, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Sullivan and Pastor Jason Revill officiating.  Interment will follow at Hawkins Cemetery with Robert Woods, Jon Eric Nordin, Christopher Woods, Billy Sims, Ernest Boyd, and Jason Revill serving as pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Red Barn Crew.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, August 22, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Porter passed away Thursday, August 20, 2015 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. 

Porter was born June 18, 1948 in Hawkins, TX,  the son of Travis Franklin and Emma Christine Surratt Woods.   He married Rebecca Ellison on June 20, 1969 in Hawkins, TX.  She survives.  Porter was retired from Verizon after 36 years.  He was always very involved in youth sports, umpired in many baseball and soft ball games, coached special Olympic Bowling and was very active in his children and grandchildren’s activities. 

In addition to his wife he is survived by sons, Jackie Woods and wife Stephanie of Mineola, TX, Greg Woods and Travis Woods both of Sulphur Springs, TX.  Brothers, Roger Woods of Quitman, TX, Mitchell Woods and wife Carol of Hawkins, TX, sisters Kay Dunlap of Eustice, TX, Shirley Revill and husband Charles of Hawkins, TX, and Trellis Sims and husband Ronnie of Arkansas, grandchildren, Garrett Woods, Grant Woods and Adelyn Woods. 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials can be made to the American Diabetes Assoc., www.americandiabetes.com

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Myra Lou "Mickey" Evans

Funeral Services for Myra Lou “Mickey” Evans, age 80 of Cumby, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 22, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Speight officiating.  Interment will follow at Sunny Point Cemetery, with Robert Anderson, Tommy Evans, Bobby Anderson, Dewayne Evans, Dave Evans, and Arvin Datu serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be held on Friday, August 21, 2015, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., at Murray Orwosky Funeral Home.

         

Ms. Evans passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at her residence. 

She was born on July 21, 1935, the daughter of Hughey and Gladys (Jones) Davis in Commerce.  She was a retired program manager at the USDA and a member of Riley Grove Congregational Methodist Church in Commerce.         

Survivors include her son, Linton Ray Evans and wife, May of Greenville; daughter, Diana Evans McGrath, and husband, Paul of Melbourne, Australia; son, Michael Evans and wife, Rebecca of Verona, VA; daughter, Peggy Evans Anderson and husband, Robert of Cumby; grandchildren, Thomas Evans of Portland, OR, Bobby Anderson of Cumby, Lindsay Evans of Greenville, Kirah McGrath and Samuel McGrath, both of Melbourne, Australia, Heather Constantinople of Connecticut, Arvin Datu and Armaine Datu Anticeto, both of Greenville and Francisco Aisporna, stationed in South Korea and one great-grandchild.

         

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Kenneth Davis and her grandson Christian Evans.


 

 

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Jackie Royce Barker

Funeral service for Jackie Royce Barker, age 71, of Point, will be held on 10:30 am, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, at the First Assembly of God Church in Emory.  Bro. Montie Parker will officiate.  Interment will follow in Dunbar Cemetery.

Visitation will be Wednesday evening, 6:00--8:00 pm at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home in Emory.

Mr. Barker was born June 26, 1944, in Dallas, to Lester and Ruby Northcutt Barker. He was in the U.S. Army. He was a member of First Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include: Son:  Joseph Michael Barker Daughter:  Angela Carpenter Grandchildren:  several Fiancee':  Tressa Ragan Numerous other loving family and friends.

Preceded in death by:  parents, 1 sister, Peggy Campbell; 1 brother, Doyle Wayne Barker; and twin-sister, Mackie Joyce Lennon

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Kenneth Paul Stripling

Kenneth passed away August 18, 2015 in DeSoto, Texas. 

He was born in Dallas, Texas, on July 5, 1943 to Bruce Curtis and Louise Leona Stripling.  He spent his childhood in Miller Grove and Dallas, Texas, graduating from W.W. Samuell High School in 1961.  He then joined the U.S. Marine Corps.  He proudly served for the next 22 years, including 3 tours in Vietnam.  He later served in other important positions, ending his career in the JAG at Camp Pendleton, San Diego, California.  After a brief stint in northern California, he returned to Dallas and was appointed and served as the Clerk of the Court for the Fifth District Court of Appeals at Dallas, Texas for ten years before retiring again.  Never the slacker, Kenneth then became a farmer and feed store proprietor in Lone Oak, Texas. 

He is survived by his wife, Joann Stripling, his children, Kevin Stripling of Tyler, Shannon Stripling of DeSoto, Paula Grigsby and spouse Jeff of Midlothian, and Leigh O’Dell and spouse Will of Waxahachie.  He is also survived by his grandchildren, sisters, brother, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Many words could be written about Kenneth and what a wonderful person he was; however, to those who knew Kenneth, you don’t need words to tell you what kind of man he was.  To those who did not know him, no amount of words could convey his character, courage, compassion and commitment.  

Visitation is Friday, August 21, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home, Sulphur Springs, Texas.  Service is Saturday, August 22, 2015, at the Miller Grove Methodist Church, Miller Grove, Texas, with burial following at the Miller Grove Cemetery. 

Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.  

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Coela Maxfield Hoines

Graveside services for Coela Maxfield Hoines, who walked peacefully into the arms of her Savior on Thursday, August 13, 2015 in Arlington, Texas at the age of 99, will be held at the Sherley Cemetery at 10:30am pm Saturday, August 22, 2015.

        

Born on May 16, 1916 in Sherley, Texas, she was the 10th child of W.N and Sarah Hamrick Maxfield.

         

Coela was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Hoines while residing in Stanwood, Washington.  Also by a daughter, Siegred and husband, Dennis Hoines.

         

Survivors include her daughters, Shirley Robinson of Fort Worth, Texas and Sherry Fort and husband Harvey of Harrison, Arkansas, a son, Tony Lovette and wife Barbara of Arlington, Texas, a step-daughter, Marie Simonseth of Snohomish, Washington and 5 generations of grandchildren.  She was loved by all.

           

Visitation will be held one hour before the service at Tapp Funeral Home.

 

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Joyce J. Coker

Graveside services for Joyce J. Coker, age 80 of Sulphur Springs will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at Yantis Cemetery with Rev. Rodney Crist officiating.  There will be no formal visitation.

 

She was born on February 2, 1935 in Gonzales, TX, the daughter of Herbert and Oma Lee (Johnson) Jowers.  She married Merrell D. Coker on June 26, 1950 in Houston. 

Joyce passed away from this life at home with her family by her side on Saturday, August 15, 2015.  She has gone to be with her husband of 60 years, in the Kingdom of Heaven with their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was loved and cherished and will be missed and remembered in our hearts. 

She is survived by her two daughters; Melissa J Aszman and husband, Fredrick of Atlanta, GA and Rebecca L Brown and husband, Randy of Colfax, IA; her only son, Merrell J “Skip” Coker of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Dorothy J Shaffer, Mark Brown, Jenny Aszman, and Matthew Brown; great-grandgirls; Alyssa and Charlet Brown. 

Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, James Jowers. 

In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Cancer Society by mail at P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or by phone at 1-800-227-2345.

 

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Willis Parker

Funeral arrangements for Willis Parker, age 90, of Sulphur Springs are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

Ms. Parker passed away Monday, August 17, 2015, at Rock Creek Nursing Home.

 

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Dana E. Thorpe

Memorial Services for Dana E. Thorpe of Yantis will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Bro. Perry Crisp and Bro. Fred Fangio officiating.  Visitation one hour prior to the service.

 

Dana passed away Saturday, August 15, 2015, at his residence. 

He was born on April 8, 1944 in Framingham, MA, the son of Ellery Vincent and Ruth Alice (Moore) Thorpe.  He married Wanda Lee Chapman.  He served in the U.S. Air Force serving one tour in Vietnam, was a retired dairy farmer, was a salesman for John Deere and attended Lake Fork Baptist Church. He had a great love and respect for the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He was a member of Ducks Unlimited and the National Turkey Federation.  His greatest enjoyment was watching his grandkids participate in school activities and sporting events. 

Survivors include his wife; daughters, Lorna McGlamery and husband, Eddie and Michelle Haney and husband, Jeff, both from Sulphur Springs; five grandchildren, Shelby, Maci, Maggie, Chase and Cole and 1 great-granddaughter, Addison; brothers, Jay Thorpe of Ft. Myers, FL, Brian Thorpe of Las Vegas, NV, Lee Thorpe of Ft. Myers, FL and Ellery Thorpe, Jr. of Lugoff, S.C.; sister, Pamela J. Rumery of Meredith, N.H.;  

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Wayne Thorpe and black lab and best friend, Mandy.  

Memorials can be made to The V Foundation at www.jimmyv.org for cancer research; St. Jude’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org or Lake Fork Baptist Church.

 

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Jill Barclay

Funeral services for Jill Barclay, age 68 of Yantis will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church in Sulphur Springs with Dr. Joel Lawrence and Rev. Pete Adrian officiating.  Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Jerry Capps, Scott Lumley, Mark Lumley, Tim Johnson, Chase Helm, David LeFlore, Spencer Capps and Dalton Capps serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers are Dr. I. L. Balkcom, Dr. Keith Allison, Perry Altenbaumer, Larry Wilman and Ronny Glossup.  The family will receive visitors from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

Jill passed away on Friday, August 14, 2015 at the Cottages at Carriage House. 

She was born on October 19, 1946 in Dallas, the daughter of D.O. and Violet (Borchardt) Johnson.  A graduate of Mesquite High School, she attended East Texas State University and married Lewis Helm, with whom she served on various charitable organizations in the community.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, a long time member of the Standard Club, a past president of Junior Waverly and a member of the Dairy Festival Board for many years.  Following Lewis' death, she married Sim Barclay.  Over the last twenty years she was active in the Northeast Texas Emmaus community and led various Bible studies, both at church and in their home.  An avid golfer, Jill also loved to travel, paint, study God's word and spend time with her children and grandchildren.  She was a beloved wife, mother and Nanny. 

 

She is survived by her husband, Sim; son, Jonas Helm and wife, Melanie of Sulphur Springs, daughter, Myndi Lawrence and husband, Dr. Joel of St. Paul, MN; step-children, Bryan Barclay and wife, Lisa of Sulphur Springs, Brent Barclay and wife, Dr. Sherri of Sulphur Springs and Amy Fox of Tyler; sister, Janet Lumley of Quitman; brothers, Jim Johnson of Sunnyvale and Dudley Johnson of Mineola; grandchildren, Caitlin and Lauren Helm, Bethany, Anna, Katherine and Micah Lawrence, Win Fox and Cody Barclay.

Along with her first husband, she was preceded in death by her parents.

The family requests memorials to the First United Methodist Church of Sulphur Springs in her name.

 

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Juanita Johnson

Funeral Services for Juanita Johnson, age 74 of Sulphur Springs, were held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, August 15, 2015 at MLK Church of Christ with Valandrous Bell and Delonte Jackson officiating.  Interment followed at Mel Haven Cemetery with Chris Finney, Andre Johnson, Adryan Johnson, Kadarin Wright, Marquis Wright, Wayne Williams, Richard Givens and Sheldon Hamilton, Sr. serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers are Aaryn Evans, Amarian Walker, Tyrik Sims-Crow, Sheldon Hamilton, Jr., Kedrian Sims and Dedrick Rose-Luke, Jr. 

Visitation was held one hour prior to the service.

         

Mrs. Johnson passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2015 at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.         

She was born on November 24, 1940, the daughter of Herman and Rosa Lee (Lindley) Childs in Sulphur Springs, TX.  She married Robert George Johnson.  She was a seamstress and a member of the MLK Church of Christ.         

Survivors include her daughters, Robbie Johnson and Schella Johnson, both of Sulphur Springs; sons, Larry Childs, Arthur Spain, Gary Chism, and Robert Johnson, Jr., all of Sulphur Springs; brothers, Roy Childs of Como, Manuel Childs and Robert Childs, of Sulphur Springs and Hal Childs of Waco; sisters, Frona Williams of Sulphur Springs and Jessie Thomas of Cooper; twelve grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren and special friends, Bobbie Brown, Edwin Thomas, Freddie Porter and Walter Roland.

         

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Arthur Childs, George W. Childs, Charles Childs, Edgar Childs and Herman Childs and sisters, Eddis Faye Childs, Margaret Gleen.

 

 

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Jimmie Joe Painter

Funeral service for Jimmie Joe "Papa Jim" Painter will be at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 10:30 am., Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015.  Father Victor Hernandez will officiate.  Interment will follow in Lone Star Cemetery, in Point, with the U.S. Air Force performing military honors at the gravesite. 

Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 pm, Wednesday evening at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Painter was born Sept. 12, 1933, in Hereford, to Hiram Ambrose and Odessa Susan Campbell Painter. He served his country between 1956 and 1967 in the U.S. Air Force achieving the rank of Major. During his working career, Jim held the position as Captain with American Airlines. for many years. He married Minda Sanglay, in Point, on Dec. 23, 2000. Jim was very much a community minded man who served on many committees, including  commissioner for the Rains County Commissioners Court, Pres. of Rains County Farmers Union, Pres. Friends of the Library, Pres. of the Rains County Environmental Committee, and a member of People Organizing Ideal Neighborhoods Today, Inc.

Survivors include:  wife:  Minda Painter Daughters:  Robin Painter Krajeck (Jim) of Frisco; Michelle Painter Hardy of Royse City; and Merlynda Delira (Gerald) of San Diego, CA Sons:  Richard Joe Painter of Rowlett; and Edward Marcus of Los Angeles, CA Brothers:  Gary Don Painter (Pat) of Amarillo; and, Larry Lon Painter (Cora) of College Station Grandchildren:  Thane (T.J.) Hardy; Keely Hardy; Wyatt (Boomer) Johnson; Kendal Johnson; McKenna Krajeck; and Cameron Krajeck Grand-dogs:  Piccolo and Kieko Numerous other loving family and friends

Preceded in death by:  Parents; 1 daughter, Melanie Jo Painter; and 1 son, Justin Den Painter

Arrangements under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home in Emory.

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Harold Gene Hynson

Funeral Service for Harold Gene Hynson, age 73, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 12:00 noon, on Thursday, August 13, 2015, at Evening Chapel CME Church, with Rev. Fergus Jacobs, Jr., officiating. Military Graveside honors by the Hopkins County Military Coalition will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park, with Danny Hynson, Darryl Dial, Corwin Dempsey, David Dempsey, Terry Echols and Brandon Harris serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Ray Nash, Larry Johnson, Dave Marsh, Kenneth Abron, Charles Kelley, Thomas Williams, Darryl Dempsey, Billy Wayne Edwards, Terry Wright, Walter Ray Thomas and Floyd Nelson. 

No formal visitation. 

Mr. Hynson passed away on Monday, August 10, 2015 at his residence.   

Mr. Hynson was born on September 5, 1941 in Sulphur Springs, TX, the son of Roland George and Mitrue Alley Hynson.  He married Freddie Dial on January 11, 1965. She survives.  Mr. Hynson proudly served in the United States Army.  He was called to active duty during the Vietnam War and was presented with several medals in honor of his service.  After returning home from the service he worked a number of years in the dry cleaning business, E-Systems, and as a machinist for Flowserve, Inc. from which he retired from in December of 2007.  He was a member of Evening Chapel CME Church.  He was also a member of VFW post #8560 and the American Legion post #0345. 

In addition to his wife 50 plus years, Freddie Dial Hynson, daughter, Yesha Hynson of Mesquite, sons, Dennis Daniels and wife Vernie of Galveston and Deno Young of Dallas, brothers, Jewel Edward “Joe” Hynson of Houston and Charles Hynson and wife Charlletta of Springfield, Mo, sisters Rosemary Nash of Sulphur Springs, Vera Dial of Sulphur Springs, and Dorothy Williams and husband Thomas of Southlake, grandsons, Dennis Daniels Jr., Brian Daniels and Colton Daniels. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother James Bertram Hynson and his son Harold Hynson Jr. 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home. 

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Dorothy "Dot" Christian Yarbrough

Graveside funeral services for Dorothy “Dot” Christian Yarbrough, age 95 of Yantis will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 14, 2015 at Yantis Cemetery with Rev. Rodney Crist officiating.  Clayton Christian, David Christian, Stephen Christian, Robert Tullis, Gene Tullis and Ronnie Stephens serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mrs. Yarbrough passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2015, at East Texas Medical Center in Quitman. 

She was born on July 20, 1920 in Yantis, the daughter of Ruben and Artie Lee (Wright) Stephens.  She married Lawrence “Pard” Christian, who preceded her in death.  She then married Roy Yarbrough, who also preceded her in death.  She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star as a past worthy matron and a member of the County Line Baptist Church.

She is survived by one son, Dan Christian of Yantis; one sister, Jean Tullis of Yantis; four grandchildren, Gina McCoy, Clayton Christian, David Christian and Stephen Christian and ten great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; one daughter, Ima Lou McCoy and three brothers, Gail Stephens, Johnnie Stephens and Elizie Stephens.

Memorials can be made to the County Line Baptist Church in Yantis.

 

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Donna Wilhite

Donna Wilhite, age 66 passed away from this life on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at her home in Hopkins County.

She was born in Sulphur Springs on October 19, 1948, the daughter of Howard Paul and Olcie (Scott) Springer.  She married Jerry Don Wilhite on December 22, 1967 in Sulphur Springs.  She was a longtime member of the League Street Church of Christ and a past volunteer with Hopkins County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.  She was a long time avid antique dealer and collector.

Survivors include her husband; son, Gregory Wilhite of Duncanville; sisters, Choyce Thomas and husband, Bob and Aliece Hanselka and husband, Jim, all of Sulphur Springs; brothers, Larry Springer of Beeville and Jimmy Springer and wife, Rosemary of Sulphur Springs and many beloved nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Charlene Springer and brother, Steve Springer.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Jerry Savage and Buddy Wiggins officiating.  Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Bavard Hill, Larry Fite, Matt Yosten, Randy Reed, Tom Etzkorn and Jerry Lucky serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearer is Larry Gamblin. 

Visitation will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 14, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society by mail at P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK  73123 or by phone at 1-800-227-2345.

 

 

 

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Robert Smith

Funeral arrangements for Robert Smith, age 59 of Como are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

Mr. Smith passed away Monday, August 10, 2015, at his residence.

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Colton Heinrich

Funeral services for Colton Heinrich, age 25, of Muleshoe, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 13, 2015, at First Baptist Church Muleshoe. Dr. Stacy Connor and Shannon Brooks will officiate.

Interment will be in Muleshoe Memorial Park.

Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 12, 2015.

Colton Sawyer Heinrich died August 9, 2015. He was born July 17, 1990 in Lubbock, Texas to Clif and Kelly (Foley) Heinrich. He married Jacy Lawrence in Lubbock on July 28, 2012.

Colton was a lifetime resident of Bailey County. He graduated from Muleshoe High School in 2008. He also attended South Plains College and became a certified welder. Colton was a welder and farmer for Caprock Dairy. He loved hunting, fishing, and spending time with family. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Muleshoe. Colton was preceded in death by his brother, Caleb Heinrich and his grandmother, Therese Heinrich.

Survivors include, his wife, Jacy; his parents, Clif and Kelly Heinrich of Lubbock, Texas; his in-laws, David and Jan Lawrence of Muleshoe, Texas; his sister, Kara Jeffers and her husband, Michael of Lubbock, Texas; his brother, Canaan Heinrich of Maple, Texas; his sister-in-law, Abby Kirby and her husband, Cody of Muleshoe, Texas; two brothers-in-law, Michael Lawrence and his wife, Jandi of Muleshoe, Texas and Danny Lawrence and his wife, Shannon of Sulphur Springs, Texas; and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

The family suggests memorials be sent to the Caleb Heinrich Memorial Fund, 107 West Taylor, Morton, Texas, 79346.

Arrangements are with Ellis Funeral Home in Muleshoe.

 

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Helen Louise Smith

Graveside services for Helen Louise Smith, age 76 of Brashear will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at Brashear Cemetery with Rev. David Burns officiating.  Kurt Willis, Brian Willis, Rickey Willis, Chad Watkins, Landon Smith and Jonathan Smith will serve as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers are Casey Stinnett, Glen George, Lloyd Chapin, Frank Hall, Pat Higginbotham, and Ray Darrell Hunter. 

Visitation will be held at the Brashear Baptist Church, one hour prior to the service.

 

Helen Louise passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at her residence.

 

 

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Eva Elaine Parkman

Funeral service for Eva Elaine Parkman, age 85, of Emory, will be held Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, 10:00 am, at Lake Fork Baptist Church. Bro. Johnny Wheat, and Bro. Perry Crisp will officiate. Interment will follow in Elm Cemetery. Visitation will be 3:00 -- 5:00 pm Sunday afternoon at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mrs. Parkman died in Decatur, at Wise Regional Hospital, on Friday, Aug. 7, 2015.

She was born Dec. 30, 1929, in Grapevine, to Andrew Hubert and Luberta Young Cate. She married James William Parkman, in Grapevine, on Aug. 29, 1947. They were married for some 65 years. Mrs. Parkman was a member of Lake Fork Baptist Church.

Survivors include: Son: James Parkman (Judy) of Valley View;  Daughters: Linda Adams (Ron) of Coppell,  Vickie Lannom (Billy) of Chico,  and Betty Martin of Seagoville;  Sister: Shirley Adams of Ben Wheeler;  Brothers: Donnie Cate of Ennis, Robert Cate of Paris,  and T.W. Cate of Bowie;  Grandchildren:  Wayne Parkman, Dusty Parkman, Austin Adams, Andrew Adams, Aspen Adams, Neil Sears, Chasity Martin, and Justin Martin;  Great-grandchildren: Sheldon, Shelby, Stephanie, little Mila (due in November), Ty, Jake, Luke, Ainsley, Kennedy, Landon, and Carson;  Numerous other loving family and friends.

 Preceded in death by: Parents, Husband of 65 years, 1 Son-in-law, Jimmy Martin in 2001, 1 Brother, R.L. Cate, and 2 Sisters, Ada Putman, and Ruby Taylor

Arrangements under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Edgar Franks, Sr.

Funeral services for Edgar Franks Sr., age 84, of Sulphur Springs, TX, will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 8, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Kenneth Rhoades officiating.   

 Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., prior to service on Saturday, August 8, 2015, at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Mr. Franks passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at Royse City Health and Rehab in Royse City, TX. 

Mr. Franks was born on March 25, 1931, in West, TX, to Ben and Frances Sembera Franks.  Edgar was a machinist at Rockwell International for many years and he was a member of Central Baptist Church. 

He is survived by sons, Edgar Franks Jr., and wife Rebecca of China, John Jordan and wife Kathy of Royse City, daughter, Debra Franks of Dallas, grandchildren, Daniel Franks, Tyler Jordan, Nicholas Jordan, Eric Jordan and Chelsey Jordan.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Ben Franks. 

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN. 38105-1942 or to the Miller Grove Cemetery Assoc., 5960 CR 1131, Cumby, TX. 75433.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Otis James O.J. Wade

Funeral service for Otis James (O.J. ) Wade, 86, of Emory, will be held 10:30 am, Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, at Emory United Methodist Church.  Rev. David Diller will officiate.  Interment will follow in Smyrna Cemetery. 

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

Mr. Wade died at his residence on Monday morning, Aug. 3, 2015.

He was born Nov. 25, 1928, in Emory, to Egbert and Jessie Northcutt Wade. He married Wilma Ada Wheatley, in Emory, on Aug. 15, 1952. To this union was born a daughter and a son. During his working career, Mr. Wade worked as a quality control inspector on incoming materials with Texas Instruments. He was a member of the Emory United Methodist Church.

Survivors include: Daughter:  Suzette Neal (Billy) of Bedford Son:  James Richard Wade (Tracy) of Long Valley, N.J. Sisters:  Daphene Vaught (Tom) of Kaufman Sue Mc Donald (Jerome) of Point Grandchildren:  Allison Elaine Wade; Kristen Wren Wade; Jackson Dean Mapes; Amber Graham. and Ashley Neal Great-grandchildren:  Nicholas, Olivia, Mason, Brycen, and Elijah Numerous other loving family and friends

Preceded in death by:  parents, wife, Wilma Wade in Feb., 2015; 3 sisters:  Elbertene Luckett; Maxene Jordan; and Murlene Arnold 

In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Emory Methodist Church 456 N. Texas St.

Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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Genevieve Ann "Jenni" Strain

Genevieve Ann (Jenni) Strain age 71 of Sulphur Spring, Texas passed away at Sunny Springs Nursing Home on Friday, July 31, 2015.  She was born on October 11, 1943 in White Plains, New York to Alfred and Rose Massaro Askey.  She married Ralph Edward Strain in July of 1969 in New York.

Jenni was of the Baptist Faith and attended Calvary Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs.  She worked for 18 years at Kmart and later at EZ Mart and Family Dollar. 

Survivors are sons Ronnie Allen Strain and wife Maggie of Michigan, David Alfred Strain and wife Dana of Dike, three grandchildren Colby Strain and wife Cristen, Dustin Joslin and wife Chesley, and Dylan Strain, two great-grandchildren Kinsler and Khloe Strain.

She is preceded in death by her late husband of 28 years Ralph Strain, grandson Colton Strain, and brother David Askey. 

Visitation will be held on Monday, August 3, 2015 from 6:00 till 8:00 P.M. at New Richland Baptist Church 1 mile south of I-30 on FM 69. 

Funeral services will be at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at the church.  Interment will follow at Mt. Sterling Cemetery with Tommy Jenkins, Scott Burgin, Jim Thompson, Robert Newsome, Bryan Newsome and Burt Slaughter serving as pallbearers.

 

 

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Morris W. Abercrombie

 

Funeral service for Master Sergeant Morris W. Abercrombie, 82, of Sulphur Springs will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Pete Adrian officiating.

Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Military honors by The Hopkins County Military Coalition and with Jay McClendon, Reece Booher, Larry Godfrey, Shem Ray III, Jacob Landers, Keith Ashmore, and Harlan Hammond serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be General Charlie Wilson, Robert Carpenter, Bill Hodge, Dan Hinton, Rex Flippin, Joe Harry, Sam Sevier, Winston Perkins, Doreen Bryant, Vicky Latimer, members, of The National Guard and the Class of 1950.

Visitation will be held Monday, August 3, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Abercrombie passed away Sunday, August 1, 2015 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born December 23, 1932 in Cartwright, TX to Edgar Milo Abercrombie and Jessie Sarah Francis Morris Abercrombie. He married Barbara Gideon on April 25, 1954 in Hugo, OK, she survives. Master Sergeant Abercrombie was a member of The National Guard for 43 years and 7 months, with 35 years of that time as full time at the National Guard Armory. During this time he earned several medals and commendations such as, the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with 13 hour classes), which he taught at the National Guard Academy in Little Rock, AR, Austin, TX, and LaCrosse, WI, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Lone Star Distinguished Service Medal, Adjutant General’s Individual Award, Federal Service Medal, The Minute Man Award (one of the highest awards given in the Texas National Guard), Texas Faithful Service Medal (with 2 bronze acorns and 1 silver acorn), He worked at the Pentagon in Washington DC on special assignments for six weeks, and was on the National Guard Association of Texas board of directors for six years representing the 3rd Battalion. Mr. Abercrombie was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Tony “Abbo” Abercrombie, and wife Martie of Sulphur Springs, sisters, Edna Carrow of Hideway Lake, Francis Landefeld of Phoenix, AZ, brother in-law Bob Gideon and wife Ann, sister in-law Gilda Landers and husband Larry of Sulphur Springs, grandchildren, Adam and Jennifer Abercrombie of Mineola, Shannon and Aaren Adams of Frisco, Brad and Holly Abercrombie of Arlington, Crystal and Bryan Sparks of Royse City, Brandon and Emma White of Saltillo, and James McBrayer of Denton, great-grandchildren Parker Abercrombie, Madison and McKynlee Adams, Brailey and Rylan Sparks, Amberley, Hallie, and Hannah White, many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Terry Abercrombie, brothers, Loyd, Dennis, and Weldon, sisters, Lonie Pittman, Mozelle Jones, and Ruth Harrington.

In leiu of flowers donations may be made to The Hopkins County Veterans Memorial Fund or The Dinner Bell of First United Methodist Church.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Ruby Alline Causey

 

Funeral services for Ruby Alline Causey, age 97 of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Judge Robert Newsom officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt. Sterling Cemetery with James K. Bassham, Leroy Cox, Matthew Smith, Roy Herman, Jr., Billy Joe Dorner and Mike Smith serving as pallbearers.  There will be no formal visitation.

Ruby passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at Carriage House Manor. 

She was born on February 26, 1918 in Dike the daughter of Reginald Mohun and Allie (Hoover) Johnson.  She married A.J. Causey on December 15, 1936 in Hopkins County.  She was the former secretary of Conner Cemetery Association, member of the Sulphur Bluff Baptist Church and a homemaker.

         

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Gary Causey; five brothers, Noble Johnson, Claude Johnson, Alvie Johnson, Marlin Johnson and Coris Johnson; six sisters, Murriel Hunt, Velma Holt, Blanch Johnson, Zella Sanders, Joyce Johnson and Gay Jones.

 

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Ray Allen Roberts

Private services for Ray Allen Roberts, age 56 of Dallas, formerly of Sulphur Springs were held.

          

Ray passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. 

He was born on May 18, 1959 in Sulphur Springs the son of Raymond R. and Ruby Nell (Mosher) Roberts.          

Survivors include his son, Sean Lee Roberts, daughter, Crystal Roberts, sister, Mary Ann Darlin of Sulphur Springs and brother, Randy Roberts of Bossier City, LA. 

         

He was preceded in death by his parents

  

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Raymond Delane Pierce

Raymond Delane Pierce, 75, of Cumby passed away on Friday, July 24, 2015, in Dallas.

Raymond was born in Cumby, Texas on February 22, 1940, to Ollie Seymore and Joe Pierce. He was married to Linda Pierce. Raymond was an Auto Salvage owner.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, from 6:00 pm. until 8:00 p.m. at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home in Commerce.

Funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at Jones-Walker & Son Chapel.

Burial will follow in Cumby Cemetery.

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

 

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Denice Bridges

Memorial services for Denice Bridges, age 54 of Yantis will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 30, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Rev. John Nesbitt and Rev. Gary Thompson officiating.  Visitation will be held one hour, prior to the service.

 

Denice passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at her residence. 

She was born on February 10, 1961 in Cordell, OK the daughter of Ronald Norman and Sue Weldean (Teague) Skutley.  She was married to Darren Bridges. 

Survivors include her husband, Darren; uncle and aunt, Richard McBrayer and wife, Sylvia of Sulphur Springs; cousins, Gordon McBrayer of California and Craig McBrayer of Sulphur Springs and special friends, Peggy and Tommy Collins of Yantis. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Joshua Kellen Bridges.

 

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Ray Smith

Funeral arrangements for Ray Smith of Sulphur Springs are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

 Mr. Smith passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at his residence.

 

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Geneva Boggs

Private graveside services for Geneva Boggs, age 87 of Sulphur Springs will be held at Reilly Springs Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

          

Geneva passed away on Monday, July 27, 2015 at Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab. 

She was born on June 11, 1928 in Birthright, the daughter of Joseph and Ollie (Seymore) Pierce.  She married Bill Boggs in Oklahoma in 1972.  He preceded her in death.  She was a retired Dispatcher for the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Department and was of the Baptist faith.          

Survivors include her daughters, Shirley Bennett and husband, Don, Janice Carter and husband, Mike and Mary Kyleen Summers; sons, Dennis Pickens and Billy Pickens and wife, Teresa; sister, Patsy Murray and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

         

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters, Sybol Stevens, Peggy Millsap, Alaska Nance, Dorothy Hall and brother, Raymond Pierece.

 

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Laura Ann Sewell

Laura Ann Sewell, age 88, left this world peacefully on July 25, 2015, at Hospice of East Texas, in Tyler, after a brief illness.

Laura was born April 29, 1927, in Savanna, OK, the daughter of Marion and Oriel Spears Buckner. During WWII, Laura found herself working as a waitress at a diner on a military base in Oklahoma. It was a cool fall day in 1945 when she caught the eye of a slick, Texas, Navy man by the name of Truitt Sewell.  That day she didn’t’ know that she had agreed to a date with her lifelong best friend and soulmate.  The two became one on Dec. 8, 1945, only a few months after meeting.  They returned to Truitt’s hometown, Sulphur Springs, TX, where they spent the next 70 years.  First and foremost she was a loving wife and mother to her family while working for various companies allowing her to practice her favorite hobby of floral design. With her tireless efforts and passion for her craft she developed remarkable skills and an admirable reputation for her talents as a florist throughout the next several years at Sulphur Springs Floral. She was very ambitious, never fearful of exploring various ways of utilizing her natural artistic abilities with the main goal of seeking ways in which she would be able to provide for her family. In the late 1980s she discovered her passion for creating artwork in the form of stained glass. It wasn't long before she gained a reputation for the quality and beauty of the pieces she designed which prompted the establishment of Reflections & Gifts, a stained glass shop. Her unselfish nature led to a passion to teach others the art of stained glass design which she did for several years. For those who knew her the ongoing ability to see her work innumerous places throughout  the county provides great peace and solace.  Her family and her role as a wife, mother and grand-mother was the most important thing to her. This is where she drew her strength and left her legacy. Her devotion and loyalty and her never ending love for her family was unwavering. She truly lived her life with a consistent amount of dignity, compassion, and devotion for those who were fortunate enough to have been loved by her. Her life was devoted to providing for her family, never expecting anything in return.  For these reasons and so much more we say  Thank you my Darling, our Mother, our Grand-mommy, our Sister, our Aunt and our Friend for your love and devotion. You were a class act, a true inspiration and we will love you forever! 

Laura is survived by her husband, Truitt Sewell, her sons, Loy and his wife Felisa of Quinlon, Roger Sewell, Larry Sewell, and Royce "Jake" Sewell,  all of Sulphur Springs, 14 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews, brothers, Max Buckner and his wife, LaRue, of Mustang, OK, Delmar Dan Buckner and his wife, Francis, of Oklahoma City, OK, and Reedis Buckner of Savannah, OK.

She was preceded in death by her parents, infant son, Charles Edward, brothers, Herbert,Tommy, Van Leighton, Delbert, and Charles, and two sisters, Margaret and Jean.  Funeral services will be held at 2:30, Thursday, July 30, 2015, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Paul Pogue, officiating. Interment will follow at Martin Springs Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m., July 29, 2015, at West Oaks Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Rick Garmon, Steve Eppars, Todd Gorton, Scott

Gorton, Brian Sims, and Robert Anders. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Hospital, www.stjude.org         

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Claude Wilhite

Military graveside services for Claude Wilhite, age 89 of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at Restlawn Memorial Park with Bro. Shane Carrington officiating.  Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Claude passed away on Monday, July 27, 2015 at his residence.  He was born in Dike, TX on September 18, 1925, the son of Ayrie Cecil and Grace Dora (Shelton) Wilhite.  He married Mary Jo Gordon on August 5, 1955 in Rockwall. 

She preceded him in death in 2008.  He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, was a retired supervisor of Human Resources for the State of Texas and also a retired State Trooper.  He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include daughters, Kathy Lewis and husband, Marty of Justin, Barbara Kirby of Alba, Linda Chandler of Austin, Sue Wilhite of Sulphur Springs and Sandy Robison and husband, Jack of Rowlett; son, Ron Wilhite of Alba; sisters, Louise Smith of Birthright, Betty Patterson, Dama Kirkpatrick, Lucille Bills and Wanda Elliott, all of Sulphur Springs; brother, Dennis Wilhite of Garland, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary Jo; one grandson, Jay Derek; sister, Alene Wilhite and brother, Terry Don Wilhite.

 

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Suzan Bridges

Funeral arrangements for Suzan Bridges, age 54 of Yantis are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

 Mrs. Bridges passed away Sunday, July 26, 2015, at her residence.

 

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Leander "Lee" Jones

Private Services for Leander “Lee” Jones, age 79, of Sulphur Springs are being held.

 

Mr. Jones passed away Sunday, July 26, 2015 in Hopkins County.

 

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Dane Oren Petty

Memorial services for Dane Oren Petty, age 84, of Cumby, will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 25, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Howard Strickland officiating.  There will be no formal visitation.  Honorary pallbearers will be Ricky Petty, James Petty, David Petty, Matt Petty, Arsenio Ugalde and Manuel Granados. 

Mr. Petty passed away Monday, July 20, 2015 in Cumby. 

Mr. Petty was born on April 10, 1931 in Hopkins County, the son of W. V. Petty and Ruby Plunkett Petty.  He married Catherine Swann on July 13, 1962 in Cumby.  She survives. Mr. Petty was a graduate of Campbell High School and went on to East Texas State University in Commerce where he got his Bachelors and Master’s degree.  He received his DVM at Texas A&M in College Station.  Mr. Petty was a veterinarian for many years.  He owned and operated a dairy farm, he was a former school board president at Cumby ISD and served on the Cumby Telephone Board.  Mr. Petty was of the Baptist faith. 

In addition to his wife, Mr. Petty is survived by his son, Greg Petty, daughter, Stefanie Petty, sister, Janelle Dean all of Cumby, niece and nephews, Janice Petty, Ronny Petty and Jeff Petty. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Brett Petty. 

In lieu of flowers the family request donation be made to Cumby Cemetery Association, P. O. Box 734, Cumby, TX  75433 or No Kill Hunt County, 1303 CR 4208, Campbell, TX   75422.  

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.  

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Michael Norton

Funeral services for Michael Norton, age 67 of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 27, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Rev. C. J. Duffey and Rev. Tommy Hall officiating.  Interment will follow at the North Hopkins Cemetery with Dylon Weatheread, Brandon Baker, John Moore, Charlie Wilburn, Travis Patridge and Robert Flewelling serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers are the Sulphur Springs Lowe’s employees. 

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, July 26, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Norton passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at his residence. 

He was born in Mandan, ND on January 11, 1948, the son of Jarvis “Red” and Norma Jean (Baudien) Norton.  He married Sandra Smith on June 4, 2011 in Cumby.  He was a web designer for KSST radio, department manager at Lowe’s, American Legion Hall of Fame baseball player and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include his wife, Sandy; daughters, Brandi Bailey, Brittni Weatheread and husband, Dylon, all of Sulphur Springs; sons, Palden Renner and wife, Dorothy of Denver, CO, Michael Renner of Seattle, WA; grandchildren, Brandon Baker and Kennon Fudge; brother, Kenny Norton of Salt Lake City, UT; sister, Janice Miles of MN and former wife, Sue Blanton.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Rick Norton.

Memorials can be made to the Heritage Counseling Center, 212 Connally St., Sulphur Springs, TX  75482.

 

 

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Clyde Ray Wright

Clyde Ray Wright, age 92, of Tyler, formerly of Emory, passed away on Friday, July 17, 2015, at Colonial Tyler Care Center. Military funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 11:00 AM, at the Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel in Emory. Interment will follow in the Smyrna Cemetery in Emory.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at 10:00 AM. Glenn Cogburn will officiate.

Clyde was born on September 27, 1922, in Dallas, to Willie Jasper and Cornelia Floyd Wright. He married Opal Beatrice Fleming in Emory, on February 14, 1941. He proudly served his country as a soldier in the United States Army, during World War II, fighting in 7 different countries during his service in the military. After the Army, he worked as an aircraft mechanic with LTV, Inc. for many years.    

Survivors include: Daughter: Barbara Ann Scott of Sacremento, CA  Daughter-in-law: Amy Wright Smith, and husband, Royce, of Flint      Grandchildren: Sherri Etemad, Glenda Whisenhunt, Carmen Nunn, Toni Petty and Natalie Collins    Great-grandchildren: Michelle Wagner, Krystal Durrett, Jesse Bowman, Preston Nunn, Timothy Nunn, Kayla Vickers, Abby Petty, Caleb Petty, Rachel Petty, Faith Petty, Alexis Collins, Taylor Collins, and Tommy Joye Collins    Great-great-granddaughter: Marlee Brown  Host of other loving family and friends   

Preceded by: Parents; wife: in 2004; 1 infant son: Monte Ray Wright; 1 Son: Thomas Wayne Wright in 2009; 6 Sisters: Inez, Agnes, Elsie, Hazel, Florence, Mamie; 4 Brothers: Alvin, Ryon, Tommy, and George

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 www.woundedwarriorproject.org or to the East Texas Patriot Guard Riders, P. O. Box 132593, Tyler, TX 75713

 

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Ruth Whitehead

Ruth Whitehead, age 88, of Sulphur Springs, formerly of Emory, passed away Monday, July 20, 2015, at her home.

Funeral service is scheduled for Thursday, July 23, 2015, 2:00 PM, at the Pilgrims Rest Baptist Church in Emory. Bro. Billy Smith will officiate. Interment will follow in the Yantis Cemetery.

Visitation will be one hour prior at 1:00 PM at the Pilgrims Rest Baptist Church. Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home of Emory is in charge of the arrangements.

Ruth was born on October 11, 1926, in Emory, to Ennis Nolan and Lela Morrow Kirkpatrick. She married Arlis Kennimer on June 8, 1946...to this union was born three wonderful children, before he preceded her in death in January 1979.  Ruth later married Lymon Gip Whitehead, in Emory, on October 12, 1988.  She cherished her life as wife, mother and homemaker.  She was a Christian and a member of Pilgrims Rest Baptist Church...as a matter of fact, she and her sister Pearl Haney Jones are the 2 oldest members of Pilgrims Rest Baptist Church and they were baptized and joined when Ruth was only age 9 and Pearl age 11.

She is survived by 1 Daughter: Linda Starnes, of Sulphur Springs, 1 Son: Claudie Kennimer of Sulphur Springs, 1 Daughter-in-law: Linda Kennimer of Emory, 2 Sisters: Pearl Haney Jones of Emory, and Delois Spence, and husband, Roy, of Emory, 2 Brothers: James Kirkpatrick, and wife, Ann, of Emory, and Gerald Kirkpatrick, and wife, Donna, of Emory, 8 Grandchildren, 11 Great-grandchildren, Numerous other loving family and friends.

Preceded in death by her Parents; 1st Husband: Arlis Kennimer in 1979, 2nd Husband: Gip Whitehead; 1 Son: Arnold Kennimer; 5 Brothers: J.T., Earl, Nolan, Allen and Hubert   

 

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Johnie Edward McRoy

Johnie Edward McRoy, age 62, of Emory, passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at his home. 

Arrangements are pending with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home of Emory.  Mr. McRoy was a member of Emory Baptist Church. 

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Jerry Wayne Tramel

Funeral services for Jerry Wayne Tramel, age 60, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mark Bryant and Rev. Fred Lewis officiating.  Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Paul Garrett, Wade Silvey, Jim Cimarolli, Jimmy Aiken, David Stribling, Gary Stribling, and Mike Blount serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Jerry passed away Sunday, July 19, 2015 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. 

Jerry was born on August 3, 1954 in Sulphur Springs the son of Marcus Almarine Tramel and Golda Mae Simpson Tramel.  He married Nancy Douglas on November 9, 1973 in Sulphur Springs and she survives.  Jerry was president of Ken’s Heating and Air and was a member of First Baptist Church. 

In addition to his wife, Jerry is survived by two daughters, Amy Mata and husband Mario of Sulphur Springs, Brenda Kimmons and husband Keil of Frisco, brother, Marcus Tramel and wife Linda of Sulphur Springs, sister, Kathy Richey of Rowlett, grandchildren, Mario Alex Mata, Marianna Mata, Bradley Kimmons and Evelyn Kimmons.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Mary Ellen Vines

Funeral services for Mary Ellen Vines, age 54 of Sulphur Springs will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Moore officiating.  Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Bryan Ashley, Dustin Ashley, Barry Clanton, Matthew Clanton, Brandon Denton and Shariff Sawan.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, July 20, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

Mrs. Vines passed away Saturday, July 18, 2015 at her residence.

 

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Algarine Davis Jordan

Funeral services for Algarine Davis Jordan, age 86, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at Wesley United Methodist Church with Bro. Larry Jordan, Bro. Garry Jordan, and Bro. Steve Cook officiating. Interment will follow at Mahoney Cemetery with Dustin Slaton, Jeremy Jordan, Joshua Jordan, Jon Lee, Jordan Nelson, Jacob Nelson, and Ian Zeringue serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Crusader Harvey Class. 

Visitation will be from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., one hour prior to service time at Wesley United Methodist Church. 

Mrs. Jordan passed away Friday, July 17, 2015 at her residence.

She was born on August 6, 1928 in Hopkins County, the daughter of Harlan Davis and Theo (Linker) Davis. She married L.B. Jordan on November 27, 1947, in Dallas, TX.  They have been married for 67 years and he survives.  Mrs. Jordan was the co-owner of Southern Auto Supply for 32 years and a member of Wesley United Methodist Church for 60 years. 

In addition to her husband, she is survived by sons, Larry Jordan and wife Donna, Garry Jordan and wife Gena, daughters, Dana Jordan, Donna Nelson and husband Larry, all of Sulphur Springs. Grandchildren, Jeremy Jordan and Melissa of Sulphur Springs, Joshua Jordan and Leslie of Covington, LA, Laura Lee and Jon of College Station, Melody Slaton and Dustin of Tyler, Jordan Nelson and Krista of Longview, Jacob Nelson and Kasey of Sulphur Springs, and Jaci Zeringue and Ian of Marshall, 18 great grandchildren, brother, Thomas Linker Davis of Sulphur Springs, brother-in-law Dennis Jordan and wife Paula, sister-in-law Vonda Byars of San Leon, TX.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Glenna Rose Davis.

Memorials may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church Children’s Department, 614 Texas St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.   

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Theola Reed

Funeral Service for Theola Reed, age 83, of Ridgeway, TX, will be conducted at 2:00 p.m.  Sunday, July 19, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Mark Bryant officiating. Interment will follow in the Ridgeway Cemetery, with Dan Hunt, Leslie Scott, Brandon Brewer, Benny Herman, Kelly Broyles, and Bobby Hill serving as pallbearers.  

Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. one hour prior to service time at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel.  

Theola passed away on July 15, 2015 at Baylor Hospital in Dallas, TX. 

She was born August 9, 1931 in Greenville, Texas.  She married Ed Reed in 1965, in Dallas, TX, he preceded her in death.

She is survived by niece, Pam Flowers of Mesquite, nephews, Mike Brothers and wife Jimma of Dallas, Ronnie Brothers of Lake Fork, and Jimmy Strawn and wife Mary Jane of Dallas. She is also survived by numerous great nieces and nephews, lots of friends and neighbors.  A special thanks to our dear caretakers Jan Allison and Betty Brown.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Lucille Wright, father and sisters, Helen Brothers, and Jean Strawn, and David Flowers. 

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital, 4324 N Belt Line Rd C206, Irving, TX 75038. 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home. 

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Jack Noble Burford

Celebration of Life services for Jack Noble Burford, age 90, of Mount Vernon have been scheduled for 2:00PM Saturday, July 18, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon.

Mr. Burford passed away Monday, July 13, 2015 at his residence.

Visitation will precede the service at 1:00 at the church.

Arrangements are under the direction of Tapp Funeral Home.

 

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Irene Stout

Funeral arrangements for Irene Stout are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mrs. Stout passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at her residence.

 

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Beverly Odom

Beverly Ernestine Odom, age 61, of Emory, passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at her home. 
Beverly was a truck driver for most of her life.   

Cremation arrangements are pending with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home of Emory.

She is survived by her 4 children: Stephen Gates, and wife Jessica, of Demopolis, AL; Tabitha Odom, and husband, Terry, of Duncanville, AL; Clayton Gates, and wife, Tiffany, of Cottondale, AL; and Crystal Jowers of AL; 3 Sisters:  Pat, Suzie, and Cindy, 11 Grandchildren and 4 Great-grandchildren; special friend: Calvin Ray Runyan; Many other loving family and friends.

Preceded by:  Parents; Husband:  Robert McKay in 2013; 1 Brother:  Tom Brooks  

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James B. Harrison

James B. "Jim" "JB" "Jimmy" Harrison, age 61, of Point, passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler. 

He was born on October 13, 1953, in Courtland, New York to James Wilson and Barbara Morris Harrison.  He married Susan Sistrunk in Eureka Springs, AR on August 16, 2001. He worked 27 years as Fire Chief of OHFD, in Onondaga County, New York. He was a Firefighter in his heart!  He worked many jobs throughout his lifetime including corrections officer and truck driver.

He loved to feed the ducks at the park in Emory...everyday he would go to feed them, and people around town knew him as the "Man who feeds the ducks".

He is survived by his wife: Susan Harrison, of Point; Step-son: Brian Newcomb, and wife, Nikki, of Southampton, N.J.; Step-daughter: Jamie Harrell, of Lindale; Step-son: Eric Kirkpatrick, of Chandler; Sister: Sue Hennessey, of Syracuse, N.Y.; Mother-in-law: Joan Avery, of Point; Sister & Brother-in-law: Erin Kirkland, and husband, Rick, of Point; Grandchildren: Jacob, Kaitlyn and Riley Newcomb; and Daniel and Dalton Harrell; Nephew: Jake Kitchens of Point; Sophie, his faithful feline; Many other loving family and friends.

Preceded by: Parents

In lieu of flowers please send memorial donations to R-Pal (Private Pet Rescue) P. O. Box 279, Emory, TX 75440 or to the Onondaga Hill Fire Department, 4831 Velasko Rd., Syracuse, N.Y. 13215 Phone: 315-492-9191. 

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

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Dorothy Faye Pierce Hall

Funeral services for Dorothy Faye Pierce Hall, age 85, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 14, 2015 with Rev. Charles Rawlinson and Benny Potter officiating.  Interment will follow at Cumby Cemetery, with Gerald White, Gerald Wilburn, J.C. White, Chris Wilburn, Justin Coleman, Josh Wilburn, Rick Murray and Alvis Carter serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, July 13, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

         

Dorothy passed away Sunday, July 12, 2015 at Sunny Springs Nursing Home. 

She was born in Bairdstown on June 18, 1930, the daughter of Joe and Ollie (Seymore) Pierce.  She married George Hall on September 21, 1946 in Cumby.  He preceded her in death in 2002.  She retired from J.C. Penney and was of the Baptist faith.         

Survivors include: daughters, Pam White and husband Gerald and Annette Wilburn and husband Gerald, both of Sulphur Springs; son, George Hall, Jr. of Sulphur Springs; sisters, Geneva Boggs of Sulphur Springs and Patsy Murray of Canton; brother, Raymond Pierce of Cumby; grandchildren, Jamie Dodd, J.C. White, Chris Wilburn, Joshua Wilburn, Katy Wilburn and Amy Harrington; great-grandchildren Justin Coleman, Jenni Huie, Bethany Hokett, Anthony Harrington, Jr., Angenay Harrington; great-great-grandchildren, Dillan Coleman, Lillian Coleman, Brett Coleman, Braydin Miller, Karsin Miller, Hannah Huie and Laila Huie.         

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Linda Hall Perkins, grandsons Jack Perkins, Jr., and Joseph Wilburn and sisters, Sybol Stevens, Peggy Millsap and Alaska Nance.         

Memorials can be made to the Cumby Cemetery Association or the charity of your choice.  

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

 

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Don Causey

Graveside services for Don Causey, age 60, of Yantis will be conducted at Yantis Cemetery at 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 13, 2015 with Shannon Davis officiating.  There will be no formal visitation.

         

Don passed away Friday, July 10, 2015 at his residence. 

He was born in Longview on December 15, 1954, the son of Herman M. Causey and Maydell Irene (Bevill) Causey.  He was a retired rancher and a member of White Oak Baptist Church.         

Survivors include: three sons, Cord Causey of Amarillo, Cody Causey of Channing and Matt Causey of Broken Arrow, OK; two brothers, Tim Causey and Cliff Gloar, both of Sulphur Springs; and special friend, Judy Ragan.         

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a son, Joseph Don Causey.  

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

 

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Gary Dennis Mulson

Gary Dennis Mulson, beloved husband and father passed away on Saturday,  July 11, 2015. 

He was born and raised in Ripley, New York the son of William and Vista Fenstimaker Mulson. He married Beverly Sue Hutcheson Mulson and had 48 wonderful years together. 

In addition to his wife Beverly, he is survived by two children, Kim and Chris, a daughter-in-law, Cara and three wonderful grandchildren. 

There will be no formal services. In lieu of flowers donate may be made to a charity of your choice. 

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

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Jacqueline Eloyse Troy Semple

Jacqueline Eloyse Troy Semple, age 92, responded to her Lord’s invitation to “Come up here” on July 10, 2015. 

She is the wife of Don Semple to whom she was married 70 years.  She moved with her husband to Sulphur Springs, Texas January, 1986. 

Mrs. Semple is the mother of five children, Donna Joan of Staunton, Virginia, Steven E. of Cooper, Texas, Cheryl Lee (Pierce) of Sulphur Springs, and Kenneth M. of Corsicana, Texas. 

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Beverly Jean (Switala) of Littleton, Colorado. 

She is survived by 4 granchildren and 6 great grandchildren. 

Mrs. Semple will be remembered for her service in the United States Navy (WAVES) as a Code Breaker during World War II, as a missionary in the Oriental Missionary Society, as a core leader  and prayer chairman in Community Bible Study, and Christian Women’s Club.  She enjoyed serving as a lay-witness volunteer and as a member of First United Methodist and Central Baptist churches of Sulphur Springs. 

She was born in Haddonfield, New Jersey, the daughter of Fred and Lilly Troy. 

A celebration service will be observed at Shannon Oaks Church on Monday July 13, 2015 at 10:00 am.  

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

 

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Larry Riels

Funeral services for Larry Riels, age 69, of Sulphur Springs, will be held on Saturday July 11, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at Murray Orwosky Funeral Home.

A visitation will be held one hour prior to service at 1 P.M.

Mr. Riels passed away Monday, July 6, 2015.

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Barbara Cobb Norsworthy

Barbara Cobb Norsworthy, age 57, of Cumby, TX, passed away on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at Briarcliff Nursing Home in Greenville, TX. 

She was born on December 1, 1957 and raised by her wonderful foster parents Glenn and Elizabeth McHenry.  She married Bobby Ray Norsworthy in 1974.  He survives. She worked as a Medical Aide for many years. She had a passion for birds and animals, especially her chi wawa “Reindeer”. 

In addition to her husband she is also survived by, daughter, Juliet Norsworthy Strickland and husband Michael, son, Jeremy Norsworthy and Morgan, grandchildren, Zachary Norsworthy, Fain Strickland, Zoey Strickland, and Ally Thompson. 

She was preceded in death by her parents. 

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

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Wesley "Buddy" Manning McMahan

Wesley “Buddy” Manning McMahan left his earthy vessel and went to be with the Lord on July 6, 2015.

He was born in Dike, Texas on November 1, 1926 to Walter and Rebecca McMahan.

Buddy married Eva Nell Joslin on July 6, 1953 which blessed them with two children, three granddaughters, and five great-grandchildren. Buddy served in the Army during WWII. He was a member of IOOF #77 for several years serving as Vice Grand and Vice Noble Grand. He was a long time member and Deacon of Community Bible Fellowship of Dike. He retired from E-Systems where he worked as an aircraft electrician at 62, but that did not slow him down. He was always working on something and could do just about anything.

He is survived by his wife, Eva Nell McMahan; his son, Wesley McMahan & wife, Cindy of Russellville, AR; daughter, Tewana Dorner of Humble, TX; granddaughters: Cyndi McFadyen with daughter, Rebecca of Humble, TX; Vonda Dorner and children, JD, LJ, and Evalyn of Humble, TX; Aimee Moody with husband, Lucas and daughter, Emma of Russellville, AR. He is also survived by one sister, Lorene Parker of Grand Prairie and many nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter & Rebecca; an infant brother; his sisters, Rachel Tatum and Aleene Marshal.

There will be a farewell service and fellowship at 2 pm on Friday, July 10 at Community Bible Fellowship of Dike.

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

 

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Catherine French Ely

Catherine French Ely, age 99, of Emory, died Friday, July 3, 2015, at her home.  Funeral service is scheduled for Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 12 Noon at the Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel.  Interment will follow in the Dougherty Cemetery.   Bro. Billy Smith will officiate. 

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at 11:00 AM at the Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel.

Catherine was born on August 29, 1915, at Teague, to Pinkney Russell and Mary Elizabeth Hornbuckle French.  She married Oscar Ely in Rockwall on December 21, 1946.  She was a member of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include:  Sister: Gladys Cutler of Emory; Niece: LaVerne Robbins of Emory; Nephew Robert French, and wife, Barbara of Lorena; Step-brother: Calvin Prowell, and wife, Lillian of Mexia; 2 Grandsons: Johnny Ely, and wife, Nelda and Shane Ely, and wife, Jennifer, 3 Great-grandsons: Johnny Ely, Jr. Christopher Ely, and Braxton Ely; Great-granddaughter: Brandi Ely; Great-great-granddaughter: Miss Ellie Ely; Sister-in-law: Helen Collins; A host of other loving family and friends.

Preceded by: Parents; husband: Oscar Ely; 1 son: Oscar Ely, Jr. and wife, Linda Ely; 1 brother: Ruby French

Memorial donations may be made to Vitas Community Connection, 8585 N. Stemmons Frwy, Suite 200 S. Tower, Dallas, TX 75247 214-424-5600   

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Adolphus Ermagene Poston

Adolphus Ermagene Poston, age 97, of Mineola, formerly of Alba, passed away Sunday, July 5, 2015 at Wood Memorial Nursing Home in Mineola.  Funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 10:30 AM, at Pleasant Ridge Chapel.  Rev. Pam Dountas will officiate. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Tuesday evening, 6:00-8:00 PM at the Wilson Bartley Funeral Home in Alba.  Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home of Emory is in charge of all funeral arrangements.    

Ermagene Poston was born on June 20, 1918, in Alba, to Alvis Otto and Essie Russom McKenzie.  She married G.G. Poston in Alba, on May 30, 1936.  She was a member of and taught Sunday School at First United Methodist Church of Alba.   

Survivors include: Sons: James (J.D.) Poston of Alba, Eddie Dean Poston of Dallas, Andy Poston, and wife, Kay, of Tyler; Daughter: Nancy Wilson of Emory; Grandchildren: Jim Poston, Gilley Poston, Tiffany Wright, and Tara Rhodes; Great-grandchildren: Dakota Wayne Poston; Ashley Nelson; Lindsey Pond; Catarina Wright; Toby Rhodes; Madison Rhodes; Chelsey Poston; Great-great-grandchildren: Maddox Nelson; James Michael Poston; James Douglas Poston; Hensley Nelson; Special Friends: Vanessa Gee and Clarenca Wooten; A host of other loving family and friends.

Preceded by: Parents; Husband: Granville Poston; 1 Infant Son:  Gilly Poston;  1 Great-grandson: James Michael Poston; 5 Brothers; and 4 Sisters

Memorial donations may be made to Heart to Heart Hospice 7925 S. Broadway Ave., Suite 1140, Tyler, TX 75703  Phone:  903-593-6619 or to The Humane Society's Pets Fur People No Kill Animal Shelter 1823 CR 386 Tyler, TX 75708  Phone:  903-597-2471.

 

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David Alan Adams

David Alan Adams, age 53, of Emory, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015, at his home.

David was born on February 20, 1962, in Mountain View AR, to Jeff Davis and Clara Ann Mitchell Adams.   He was a self-employed carpenter.   

Survivors include: Sister:  Cecilia Ann Vinson of Maumelle, AR; Niece:   Shannon McLoughlin of Tuscan, AZ; Nephew:  Josh Vinson of Littlerock, AR; Fiancé:   Holly Long of Emory; Beloved Friends:   Gene & Pam Tignor of Dallas; and "Gus" his Faithful & Loving Companion the Norfolk Terrier.  Numerous other loving family and friends.

Preceded by:   Parents; 1 Brother:  Darryl Adams in 1971; and his Beloved Grandmother:   Eva Mitchell

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


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Sybil Honeycutt

Graveside services for Sybil Honeycutt, age 99 of Yantis, Texas will be 11:00 am Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at Sharp Cemetery in Yantis.  Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 pm Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at Tapp Funeral Home. Mrs. Honeycutt passed away at The Manor in Seagoville, TX on Saturday, July 4, 2015.

She was born November 3, 1915 in Yantis to Floyd and Bessie Pogue Ross. 

Mrs. Honeycutt was preceded in death by her husband, Rudolph Honeycutt, one brother and two sisters.

She is survived by 3 daughters, Shirley Hood of Seagoville, Tx., Bennie Bryant of Yantis, and Pat Taylor of Seagoville, Tx.; 7 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and 6 great great grandchildren.

 


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Jay Evan Landers

Jay Evan Landers, age 43 of Sulphur Springs passed away July 5th at his home. 

He was born on January 24, 1972 in Tyler the son of Ronnie Landers and Deanna Landers.  Jay was a loving son, brother, uncle, husband and had many friends.  He married Bonnie Amanda Morehead on August 8, 2003.  She preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Amber Busby and her daughters, Callie and Cassidy; his parents; grandmother, Imogene Jacobs; brother, Jon Landers and wife Amy, of Sulphur Springs; sister, Kristy Landers Moseley and husband, JP of Memphis, TN; other survivors include nieces and nephews, Kennady Moseley, Garrett Landers, Mason Moseley, Morgan Landers and many other nieces and nephews by marriage; aunts and uncles, David and Shelia Moore of Yantis; David and Charlotte Johnson of Whitehouse; Jack Landers of Sulphur Springs; Brenda Mullen of Mesquite and Bob and Janette Landers of Mesquite.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home. 

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 from 6-8 p.m. at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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

 

 

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Kyle Edward Parker

Funeral services for Kyle Edward Parker, age 28 of Greenville, formerly of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at Davis Street Baptist Church with Reverend Andy Comer and Brother Tommy Hall officiating.  Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, July 6, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

         

Kyle passed away Friday, July 3, 2015 at Hunt County Regional Hospital.  He was born in Dallas on December 28, 1986 the son of Dean Edward Parker and Cristi (Pilkinton) Millsap.

         

Survivors include: father, Dean Edward Parker and wife, Tona of Forney; mother, Cristi Millsap and husband, Jeff of Sulphur Springs; sisters, Madison and Michaella Millsap, and Brittany Scott of Sulphur Springs and Ariana and Adysyn Parker and Jon Southards of Forney; grandparents Linda Mulder of Rockwall; David Pilkinton of McKinney; Doris Parker of Dallas; Rosa Lee Chamberlain of Sulphur Springs, and Kenneth Millsap of Sulphur Springs.

         

He was preceded in death by his grandfather’s Earl Parker, Truman Phillips and Gene Chamberlain.

Memorials may be made to Davis Street Baptist Church and Heart of Hope Pregnancy Resource Center.

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

 

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Charles Wade Barton

Charles Wade Barton, age 85, of Emory, died July 2, 2015 at his home.  Funeral service is scheduled for Sunday, July 5, 2015, at 3:00 PM, at the Emory Baptist Church. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service at 2:00 PM, at the church. Bro. Robert Burns and Rev. Richard Piles will officiate. Interment will follow in the Emory City Cemetery, with full military honors and an escort by the Patriot Guard Riders. 

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

Charles was born on September 26, 1929, in Granbury, TX, to George Lynn and Mattie Eden Barton, Sr. He served his country as Corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, receiving the Bronze Star and The Purple Heart, among many other medals and badges.  He was a member of the Korean Veterans Association, the Purple Heart Association, and the VFW.  He married Beverly Ann Collum in Shawnee, OK, on March 23, 1955, they've been married some 60 years.   He retired, after 32 years, from Contel Telephone.   He was a member of Emory Baptist Church.    

He is survived by his wife: Beverly Barton of Emory, Sons: Charles Wayne Barton, and wife, Tammie, of Tyler and Cecil Ray Barton, and wife, Jane Ann, of Wills Point, Sister: Peggy Gilliam of Granbury, Grandchildren: Zachary Barton, and wife, Heather; Joshua Barton, and wife, Carley; Bethany Carrol, and husband, Nathan; Cory Barton, and wife, Megan, Great-grandchildren: Regan Barton, Many nieces and nephews and other loving family and friends.

Preceded by: parents; 5 brothers: Cecil Barton, Dale Barton, George Barton, Jr., Freddy Barton, and Don Barton; 3 sisters: Mary Allen, Mildred Hunter and Emma Lee Barton.

Memorial donations may be made to the Emory Baptist Church Building Fund.

 

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Darlene Jetton

Graveside services for Darlene Jetton, age 66 of Mt. Vernon, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday July 10, 2015 at Mt. Zion Cemetery with Rev. Mike Fletcher officiating.  There will be no formal visitation.

Darlene passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at her residence.

 

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Carver Cleo Holt

Carver Cleo Holt, age 84, of Emory, died Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at Dallas VA Hospital Hospice.

He was born Jan. 14, 1931, in Emory, to Carver Thompson and Lenora Odessa Northcut Holt. He served his country as an infantryman, in the U.S. Army, during the Korean War. He married Johnnie Ann Dardeman in Pointer City in June of 1974. Mr. Holt was, also, a member of the Mars Hill Masonic Lodge in Emory.

Survivors include: Wife: Johnnie Holt of Emory Daughter: Allison Annette Beardean (Mike) of Emory Son: Willie Dwayne Holt of Emory Sister: Patsy Kearney of Dallas Brother: Archie Holt of Seagoville Step-daughter: Marian Hughes (Larry) of Caddo Mills Step-son: Darryl Ray Shaftner of Garland Grandchildren: 7 Great-grandchildren: 4 Numerous other loving family and friends

He was preceded in death by his parents.

There has been no service for Mr. Holt planned at this time.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky FuneralHome in Emory.

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Scotty Joe Thompson

Funeral services for Scotty Joe Thompson, age 37 of Ridgeway will be conducted at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, July 5, 2015 with Dr. Joel Tiemeyer officiating.  Interment will follow at Peerless Cemetery with Roger Thompson II, Roger Thompson, III, Austin Thompson and Elijah Thompson, Wes Harrington, Harold Bell, serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers are Ethan Thompson, Ranger Thompson and Zachary Morris. 

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, July 3, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

             

Scotty passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Birthright. 

He was born in Sulphur Springs on November 28, 1977 the son of Roger and Donna (Edgington) Thompson.  He married Kacie Price on April 12, 2014 in Sulphur Springs.  Scotty was a family man, a devoted husband and a loving father. He was a hard worker and of the Baptist faith. He loved and cherished his family.

             

Survivors include: wife, Kacie Thompson, parents; Roger and Donna Thompson of Ridgeway; son, Ethan Leewright Thompson; daughter, Emma Jenae Thompson; brother, Roger Thompson, II; nieces and nephews, Roger Thompson, III, Austin Thompson, Elijah Thompson, Brooklyn Thompson, Zachary Morris, Ranger Thompson, Spencer Brewer, Braylea Brewer, Benjamin Brewer, Karis Trollinger, Kaden Trollinger and Colton Price.

             

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, S.W. and Theo Thompson and Bert and Ruth Edgington.

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

 

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Karen Frances McQueen

Memorial services for Karen Frances McQueen, age 50, of Sulphur Springs, will be held Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 6:00 pm at Community Bible Fellowship Church in Dike, with Pastor Ron Smedley officiating.

Karen passed away Friday, June 26, 2015 at Sulphur Springs Health & Rehab. 

She was born the daughter of William Lionel Clark and Betty Sue Britton Clark on June 22, 1965 in Sulphur Springs.

           

Survivors include husband, Tommy McQueen of Sulphur Springs; sons, Justin McQueen and Daniel Clark, both of Sulphur Springs; mother Betty Sue Clark of Sulphur Springs;  brothers, Michael W. Clark and Jerry Lee; 2 granddaughters, Kendall Clark of Waco and Gillian Clark of Celina, and a grandson Gage Clark of Sulphur Springs.

 

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Velma Ruth Houston Owens

Funeral services for Velma Ruth Houston Owens, age 82 of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at Central Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, July 2, 2015 with David Brewer and Rev. Bruce Stinson officiating.  Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park, with Rick Ables, Gary Ables, Bill Owens, Dale Owens, Larry Owens, Ronnie Owens, Ron McKeown, Tommy Houston, and Dean Owens serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.

         

Velma passed away Sunday, June 28, 2015 at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, AR. 

She was born in Hopkins County, TX on March 26, 1933 the daughter of Ezra C. and Rosa Bell (Duncan) Houston.  She married Buford Owens on February 15, 1953 in Sulphur Springs. He preceded her in death.  She was a retired Loan Information Officer from First National Bank and member of Central Baptist Church.         

Survivors include: son, Mike Owens and wife Donna of Bedford; daughter, Donna Bass and husband Gordon of Garland; grandchildren, Bobby Belt, Matthew Owens and Jonathan Owens.         

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers, Elwood Houston and J.C. Houston; two sisters, Hazel Murray and Verna McKeown; and grandson, Jeffrey Belt.          

Memorials can be made to Central Baptist Church, 840 Connally St., Sulphur Springs, TX  75482 or online at www.atcentral.org or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK  73123-1718 or online at www.cancer.org.

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

 

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Jo Ann Prince

Funeral Services for Jo Ann Prince will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, July 2, 2015 with Pastor Gary Thompson officiating. 

Jo Ann passed away on Monday, June 29, 2015 at her residence. 

She was born October 1, 1938 to Homer and Pearl Ferrell of the Peerless Community.

Funeral services will be held at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home. 

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.  Interment will follow at Posey Cemetery with Kevin Keen, Justin Keen, Bryan Prince, Blake Prince, Blake Peavy and Sam Tatum serving as pallbearers.

Jo Ann graduated from North Hopkins High School as Salutatorian of her class and was an “All State Guard” for the North Hopkins basketball team “The Panthers” in 1956.  After graduation, she went to Dallas and worked for Southwestern Bell approximately a year before she and her husband moved back to Commerce.  She worked for Montgomery Ward store in Greenville for several years and was affiliated with the Beckham Baptist Church.She and Calvin moved to the Rockwall area in the late 50’s and in 1968, she began her banking career.  After thirty-two years of banking in the Garland, Bank Texas S.S. and then Sulphur Springs State Bank, which later was Alliance Bank.  While working at Alliance Bank, she worked in a number of departments and when she retired on December 15, 2000, she was a Loan Review Officer.  Jo Ann loved working in her yard, reading and was a cancer patient and had stem cell transplant on October 30, 2009.

Jo Ann is survived by grandsons, Bryan Prince of Sulphur Springs and Blake Prince of Garland; granddaughter, Amy Prince of Sulphur Springs; great-grandchildren, Alyssa Alexander and Isaac Alexander, both of Sulphur Springs; two sisters, Della Wright of Sulphur Springs and Patsy Jane Patridge of Pickton; brother, Ray Ferrell of Sulphur Springs; two sister-in-laws; one brother-in-law, “adopted” daughter, Sharon Moore, best friend, Linda Tatum and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sons, Robert Gerry Prince and Calvin DeWayne Prince; one brother, Sedell “Red” Ferrell and one sister, Katherine Hooten.

She loved visiting with her family and working and campaigning for Democrats!!!!!!!

Memorials can be made to the Posey Cemetery Association in care of Johney Ferrell at 6761 CR 4760, Sulphur Springs, TX  75482.

 

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Vivian Lanell Shell

A funeral service for Vivian Lanell Shell, age 83, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m., Monday, June 29, 2015 with Rev. Steve Cook officiating.  Interment will follow at Arbala Cemetery, with Jeff Mannis, Nate Rowland, Kelly Robbins, Mike Clem, Marvin Jimenez and Michael Pennington serving as Pallbearers.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 PM Sunday at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home    

           

Vivian Shell passed away Friday , June 26, 2015 at Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab. 

She was born in Sayre, Oklahoma on December 3, 1931, the daughter of Clusta Winfred Gammill and Ollie May Payne Gammill.  She married Billy Frank Shell on February 4, 1961 in Greenville.  She was formerly office manager for Texas Employment Commission and a member of Wesley United Methodist Church. She was a US Army veteran serving in the WAC’s during the Korean war.

           

Survivors include: husband, Billy Frank Shell of Sulphur Springs:; son, Sanford Shell and wife, Abby; daughters, Brooke Pennington and Denise Pennington, both of Sulphur Springs; brother, Sanford Gammill of Como; sister, Ruby Watts of Sulphur Springs; Grandsons, Ryan Pennington and Dawson McLaughlin, both of Sulphur Springs.

           

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Thomas Gammill and Lewis Gammill; and sisters, Lena Goodson and Fannie Stranglin.

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

 

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Johnathon Nava

Private services for Johnathon Nava, age 30 of Sulphur Springs will be held at a later date.

Johnathan passed away Friday, June 26, 2015, at his residence.

 

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Elizabeth Ann Sewell

Funeral services for Elizabeth Ann Sewell, age 78, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 27, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Fred Lewis and Rev. Mark Bryant officiating.  Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Archie Wills, Dakota Byker, Ronald Wills, Chris Thompson, Patrick Mockler and Curtis Thompson serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., one hour prior to service time. 

Mrs. Sewell passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. 

She was born on January 8, 1937 in Hopkins County the daughter of George and Bettie Thompson.  She married Lynn Dale Sewell on December 21, 1955 in Sulphur Springs.  He preceded her in death on March 3, 2014.  Mrs. Sewell was a homemaker and a  member of First Baptist Church. 

She is survived by brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Norman and Patricia Douglas of Arlington, several nieces and nephews and many friends. 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home

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Mary O. Mercer

Funeral services for Mary Olivia Mercer, age 98, of Miller Grove will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 28, 2015 at Miller Grove Methodist Church with Rev. Harold Strickland officiating.  Interment will follow at Lynch Cemetery with John Whitehead, Michael Whitehead, Phillip Whitehead, Ray Mays, Joe Mosher and David Hatcher serving as pallbearers.  Honorary Pallbearer is Cletius Brown.  

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, June 27, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Mrs. Mercer passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. 

Mrs. Mercer was born on October 25, 1916 in the Lynch Community in Rains County, the daughter of J. N. and Lena Pearl Stuart Stockton.  She married Leon Mercer in 1934 in Lone Oak.  He preceded her in death.    Mrs. Mercer worked for Hager Slacks before she went to Dallas and worked for Texas Instrument, she then owned and operated a General Store and Marina on Lake Tawakoni.  She was a member of Miller Grove Methodist Church. 

She is survived by her daughter, Gail Hatcher of Miller Grover son, Gerald Mercer of Grand Saline, grandchildren, Lynette Holsey, Brenda Brown, Ray Mays, Sherry Gregory, Donna Whitehead, Terry Mays and David Hatcher, great-grandchildren, Nicole Stewart, Allison Mosher, Tanner Mays, Danielle Mays, Aubry Eastman, Trevor Mays, Justin Mabe, Jordan Mabe, Jensen Mabe, Michael Whitehead, Phillip Whitehead, Damian Mays, Devin Mays and Dawson Mays, great-great grandchildren, Benjamin, Van, Trayden, Jaxon, Taylor Joelle, Taylor, Caleb and Hunter. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, grandson, Mike Hatcher, great-grandson, Matthew Hatcher. 

Memorials may be made to Miller Grove Methodist Church, P.O. Box 437, Cumby, TX. 75433.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Lino Cruz

Funeral service for Lino Cruz, age 57 of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 26, 2015 at St. James Catholic Church, with Father Mani Mathai officiating.  Interment will follow at Richland Cemetery with Juventino Govea, Jose Cruz, Hugo Juarez, Pablo Juarez, Carmelo Ortega, Gabriel Lozano and Harland Hammond serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., with Rosary beginning at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, June 25, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Lino passed away Monday, June 22, 2015 at Baylor Health Care in Plano, TX. 

Lino was born September 23, 1957, in Guanajuato, Mexico the son of Jose Cruz and Ana Alvarez Cruz.  He married Cecilia Gutierrez on January 5, 2001 in Mexico. She survives.  Lino worked in maintenance for Hammond Mobile Homes for 45 years and was a member of St. James Catholic Church. 

In addition to his wife he is survived by sons, Jose Cruz and Enrique Cruz of Sulphur Springs, daughters, Anna Govea and husband Juventino Govea, and Angeles Cruz of Sulphur Springs, father, Jose Cruz of Mexico, brothers, Ignacio Cruz and Artemio Cruz, of Mexico, sisters, Teresa Cruz, and Braulia Cruz, of Mexico and grandchildren Izabel Govea, Gracelyn Noelle and Dominic Govea, of Sulphur Springs.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Anna Alvarez Cruz. 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Brody Lee Koon

Funeral services for Brody Lee Koon., age 88 of Sulphur Springs will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 26, 2015 at First Baptist Church Sulphur Springs – Worship Center with Dr. Richard Jackson, Rev. Fred Lewis and Pastor Mark Bryant officiating. 

Interment will follow at Sherley Cemetery with Daron DeWitt, Kody Koon, Michael Lawrence, Kyle Koon, Joshua Holland, Kory Koon, Casey Emerine, John Holland, Koyt Koon, Kade Koon and Chase Koon serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers are John Willis, Wayne Galyean, Maurice Flora, Glenn Friddle, Johnny Dobson, Charles Carter, Dick Pogue, Tom Glidwell and Bob Taylor’s Sunday School Class. 

Visitation will be held Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

         

Brody passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at Carriage House Manor. He was born on November 27, 1926, the son of Herman Curtis and May (Stockton) Koon in the Bonanza Community.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church Sulphur Springs, where he served as Deacon Chairman, Vice Chairman, served on various committees and received the Deacon Emeriti’s Award.  He served on the Sherley Cemetery Association Board, Sherely Water Board and on the Board of Directors of Peoples National Bank.  He served as Director of the American and Texas Jersey Cattle Club.  He received the Pioneer Dairy Award and various other awards including the Top FFA Award “American Farmer”, Top FFA Regional Award “Star Farmer – Southern Region”, Star Lone Farmer, and was State Vice President of the Texas Future Farmers of America.  He was a prominent business man, lifelong dairyman which included him breeding and promoting registered Jersey cattle that were sold in the U.S. and abroad.  He was most of all a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, passionate about his faith and sharing the gospel message. He married Mary McDonald on June 7, 1950 in Sulphur Springs.  She survives.

         

Other survivors include sons, Randy Koon and wife, Shelia and Kris Koon and wife, Miki, both of Brashear; daughters, Jana DeWitt and husband, Weldon of Sulphur Springs and Karman Holland and husband, Brad of Brashear.; grandchildren, Daron DeWitt, Kody Koon and wife, Breanna, Jandi Lawrence and husband, Michael, Kyle Koon and wife, Misti, Joshua Holland and wife, Tanna, Kory Koon and wife, Katie, Emily Emerine and husband, Casey, John Holland, Koyt Koon, Kade Koon and Chase Koon; great-grandchildren, Landri Lawrence, Sam Lawrence, Ayden Koon, Addyson Koon, Kase Saucier, Kynslee Koon, Kaydence Koon, Colter Holland, Emerson Koon, Addie Emerine and Gentry Emerine

         

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Marvis Koon; one sister, Juanita Koon and one grandson, Jace DeWitt.

         

Memorials can be made to the First Baptist Church Sulphur Springs, Youth and Children’s Ministry, 116 Oak Ave., Sulphur Springs, Texas  75482.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Darrell Dwight May

Funeral service for Darrell Dwight May, age 58 of Miller Grove Community will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Friday, June 26, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Chapel.  Interment will follow at Miller Grove Cemetery. 

Visitation will be 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, June 25, 2015, at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Darrell May passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at Paris Regional Medical Center in Paris, TX. 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home. .

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Harold "Woody" Wood

Private Services will be held for Harold “Woody” Wood, age 86 of Sulphur Springs, who passed away on Monday, June 22, 2015 at Sunny Springs Nursing Home.

He was born on May 8, 1929, the son of Lynn and Frances (Toole) Wood in Rochester, NY.  He married Betty Jean Moore on November 8, 1964 in Las Vegas, NV.  She preceded him in death in March, 2015.  He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a retired Inventory Controller for Ocean Spray’s Logistics Dept.

Survivors include: daughter, Kathy Cook of Sulphur Springs; sons, Michael Wood and wife, Jodi of Sulphur Springs and Jerry Wood of Los Angeles, CA; Brother, Donald Wood of Rochester, NY and grandchildren, Lauren Cook, Elexa Wood and Lyndon Wood.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

 

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Dollie Pearl Armstrong

Funeral services for Dollie Pearl Armstrong, age 99 of Sulphur Springs were held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at Old Saltillo United Methodist Church with Pastor Jack Wallace officiating.

Visitation was held at 12:30 p.m. at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home, just prior to the service.

Dollie Pearl passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Sulphur Springs Health & Rehab.

She was born in Waxahachie, TX on August 20, 1915, the daughter of Jabez Monroe and Gertrude (McAfee) Whitten.  She married Guy “Johnny” Armstrong in Dallas, TX.  He preceded her in death. She worked for Levi Strauss making gloves, was a member of Old Saltillo Methodist Church and a past Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star.  Several of her favorite things to do was crochet, making quilts, gardening, cooking for family and friends and she also active in several community activities throughout her life.

Survivors include: son, James Armstrong and wife, Judy of White Hall, AR; three grandchildren, Pam Cooney, Michael Rawson and Randy Carter; five great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren and sister, Lyda Gray.

         

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Marilyn Armstrong; brothers, Roy Atwell Whitten and John David Whitten; sisters, Kathryn Dickson, Maurine Wood and Mary Ott and great-granddaughter, Rhonda Lynn Cooney.

 

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Gerald Fry

Funeral services for Gerald Fry, age 69, of Cumby, will be held at 2:30 pm Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at Tapp Funeral Home Chapel with Jeb McNew officiating. A Military graveside service will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park under the direction of the Hopkins County Military Coalition. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at 1:30 pm.

Gerald Fry passed away Friday, June 19, 2015 at his residence. He was born February 5, 1946 in Greenville, TX to Glen Fry and Jewel (Moore) Fry. He served in the Marines during the Vietnam War. Mr. Fry was a Material Specialist on offshore drilling rigs and was part of a seismograph crew. He was also a member of the Masons.

Survivors include: significant other, Jan Hensley, of Arlington, cousins: Kandy Wharton, Joy Chandler, Jean Paul Cornelius, and Nedra Cornelius.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Arrangements are under the direction of Tapp Funeral Home.

 

 

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Wayne Dee Gowin

Wayne Dee Gowin, age 89, of Emory, passed away Monday, June 15, 2015, at his home. 

Funeral service is scheduled for Friday, June 19, 2015, 2:00 PM at the Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel in Emory.  

Visitation will be Thursday evening, June 18, 2015, 6:00-8:00 PM.   Interment will be at the Dunbar Cemetery.  Bro. Mike Frazier will officiate the service.  

Mr. Gowin was born on September 14, 1925, in Dunbar, to Rance Garfield and Carrie Belle Giles Gowin.  He proudly served our country in the U.S. Army.  W.D. worked many years at Ling-Temco-Vought.  He later retired, in 1988, after 19 years of service as Sergeant with the Mineola Police Department.  On January 4, 2003, he married Marie Rodgers in Emory.  He was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include:  wife:  Marie Gowin of Emory, Daughters:  Rhonda K. Gowin of Emory, and Janet Lee Mitchell, and
husband, Greg, of Sulphur Springs, Step-Daughter:  Sherry Ann Boyer, and husband, Donald, of Terrell, Step-Son:  Thomas Booth, and wife, Cherie of Haltom City, Grandchildren:  Andy Adcock, Gregory Dan Mitchell, and Carrie
LeeAnne Gowin, Step-Grandchildren:  Numerous. Great-Grandchildren:  Jessie, Asa, Annaiese, Alexis, Alyssa, Austin, Ashton, Dalton, Dillon, Brooklyn and Kaycee, Special Friend:  Jo Anna Pounds of Emory, Numerous other loving family and friends

Preceded by:  Parents; first wife, Norma Lee Kennemer in 2001; 1 son, Russell Wayne Gowin in 1999; 5 brothers; and 1 sister.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Dunbar Cemetery, % Rita Myers, P. O. Box 962 Emory, TX 75440.

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Geraldine Gowen

Funeral services for Geraldine Gowen, age 94 of Dike will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Noel Bailey officiating.  Interment will follow at Conner Cemetery with J.D. Goodman, James Waller, Henry McCreery, Murray Camper, Don Camper and Jeremy Burris serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Mrs. Gowen passed away on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at Sulphur Springs Health & Rehab. 

She was born in Sulphur Bluff on September 4, 1920, the daughter of William Riley and Elizabeth May (Puckett) Smith.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Dike Church of Christ.

Survivors include: grandson, Jimmy Goodman and wife, Robin of Albuquerque, NM; great-grandson, J.D. Goodman; great-granddaughter, Misty Goodman and four great-great-grandchildren.


 

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Joyce Perimon

Funeral services for Joyce Perimon, age 87 of Sulphur Springs will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 18, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Dr. Jim Barksdale and Oliver Matthews officiating.  Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Larry Perimon, Clinton Cooper, Earnie Perimon, Bill Perimon and Mike Perimon serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers are Charles Darr and Ed Thornton. 

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mrs. Perimon passed away on Monday, June 15, 2015 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. 

She was born in Golden, OK on August 21, 1927, the daughter of Cleo and Opal (Henry) Clifton.  She married Edwin Oliver Perimon on January 9, 1945 in Idabel, OK. He preceded her in death in 2013.  She was a missionary for the Southern Baptist Convention and a member of the First Baptist Church – Sulphur Springs.

Survivors include: daughters, Brenda Baker and husband, Darrell of Silver Spring, Maryland and Marlyne Perimon of Paris; son, Larry Perimon and wife, Donna of Fremont, CA; grandchildren, Rachel Reiter, Laura Barlow, Joyce Jones, Lydia Nichols and Capt. Clinton Cooper of the U.S. Air Force; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Oliver Matthews of DeQueen, AK and Frankie Don Clifton of Fort Mead, Maryland.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Mildred Clifton.

Memorials can be made to Southern Baptist International Mission Board, P.O. Box 6767, Richmond, VA 23230-0767 or Legacy Hospice Hope Foundation, P.O. Box 131030, Tyler, TX  75713.

 

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Charlotte Catrina Walker Morris

Funeral services for Charlotte Catrina Walker Morris, age 40 of Sulphur Springs, will be held Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Tapp Funeral Home with Reverend John Cooper and Reverend Jeney Walker officiating. The interment will follow at Richland Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Friday, June 12, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Tapp Funeral Home. 

Charlotte passed away, June 9, 2015 at her home in Sulphur Springs.  She was born the daughter of Toyce C. and Jeney (Hatley) Walker on June 11, 1974 in Sulphur Springs, Texas.  Charlotte was the assistant manager of Burger King, in Sulphur Springs.  

           

Survivors include mother, Jeney Walker; brother, Charley Walker, and wife, Donna, of Pittsburg; brother, Johnny Walker, and wife Julie, of Sulphur Springs; and sister, Angela Reynolds, of Sulphur Springs.

 

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Donnie"Red" Massey, Sr.

Funeral Services for Donnie “Red” Massey, age 63 of Cumby will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday June 15, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Bro. David Burns officiating.  Interment will follow at Brashear Cemetery with Eldon Turner, Ed Robertson, Robert Huggett, Kevin Rose, Jeff Sexton and Paul Laco serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers are Mr. Massey’s nephews.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, June 14, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Donnie “Red” passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. 

He was born on February 22, 1952 in Chattanooga, TN the son of James (Jim) and Lorene (Woody) Massey.  He married Cora Adair on August 16, 1974 in McKinney.  He was a retired mechanic and of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include: wife, Cora of Cumby; sons, Donnie Massey Jr. of Cumby and Lonnie Massey of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Julie Massey, Kyle Massey, Charles Massey, Richard Massey and Kate Massey; brothers, Skeeter Massey, Charles Massey, Pat Massey and Johnny Massey; sisters, Brenda White, Linda Massey, Mary Kidwall, Barbara Edmons, Linda Bilo and Mildred Snodgrass.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Butch Massey, Raymond Massey and Tommy Massey.

Memorials can be made to Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home, 419 Gilmer St., Sulphur Springs, TX  75482 for the account of Donnie “Red” Massey, Sr.

 

 

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Billie C. Waters

Graveside services for Billie C. Waters of Plano, formerly of Sulphur Springs were held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, June 14, 2015 at Tira Cemetery with Pastor David Larkin officiating.  No formal visitation was held.

Ms. Waters passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Golden Acres Nursing Home in Dallas. 

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

 

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Vicky Lorraine Scott

Vicky Lorraine Scott, age 49, of Point, died Sunday morning, June 7, 2015, in Emory, at Senior Suite Care and Rehab.

She was born Sept. 11, 1965, in Odessa, to Paul Vayden and Martha Jane McClure Morrison. She married Kevin Scott, in Point, on March 20, 2000. Vicky worked as a CNA and as a Med Aide at Green Acres Nursing Home, now Senior Suite Care and Rehab.

Survivors include:  Husband:  Kevin Scott of Point, Mother:     Martha Jane Morrison of Lewisville, 2 Brothers:  Mack Morrison of Lewisville; and Michael Morrison (Lynette) of Maurice, LA, 1 Sister:  Paula Yancey of Dallas, 2 Daughters:  Sonja Scott of Kilgore; and Sierra Scott of Point, 2 Sons:  Justin Kaiser and Landon Cash Scott, both of Poin, tGrandchildren:  Nathaniel Scott; Nicolas Curnutt; Melia Curnutt; and Mathew James Kaiser, Special friend/family:  Janet Perry, Numerous other loving family and friends

Preceded in death by:  Father in 1990

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

No service planned at this time.

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Annie M. Britton

Annie M. Britton, age 67, of Sulphur Springs passed away Monday, June 8, 2015. 

Arrangements are pending with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Jonathan T. Young

 

Funeral services for Jonathan Trahern Young, age 26, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Friday, June 12, 2015 at Shannon Oaks Church with Rev. Eric Godwin, Rev. Jeff Harris, and Rev. Israel Lewis officiating. 

Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Bill Hood, Jeffrey Pitts, Eric Sims, Daymon Nash, Adrian Pruitt, DaMarcus Johnson, and James Taylor serving as pallbearers. 

There will be no formal visitation. 

Jonathan passed away Monday, June 8, 2015.  He was born on August 3, 1988 in Sulphur Springs the son of Zina Thompson Young and Jerry Young.  Jonathan was a 2007 graduate of Sulphur Springs High School and a member of Shannon Oaks Church. 

In addition to his parents he is survived by one sister, Sylvania Young of Louisiana, five brothers, Jarrod Thompson of McKinney, Brandon Searcy of Abilene, Christopher Young of Sulphur Springs, Marcus Young of Sulphur Springs and Steven Young of Tyler.  He also leaves behind his paternal grandparents, Brodie and Callie Young of Sulphur Springs, two step sisters, Michelle Hall of Sulphur Springs and Rachel Garst of Missouri.  His special friend, Stacy Hearn of Sulphur Springs. 

Jonathan was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Wilbert and Barbara Thompson. 

Memorials may be made to the Compassion for the Fatherless (CFTF), P.O. Box 1364, Sulphur Springs, TX. 75483.  

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Lee Ann Keller

On Sunday morning May 31st, 2015, Lee Ann Keller passed away at the age of 58 after her battle with Lung cancer at the Hospice Austin’s Christopher House, with her loving husband Kenneth by her side. 

Lee Ann was born February 13, 1957 in Tyler, TX. 

She is survived by her husband of 21 years, Kenneth Keller of Austin, TX; her mother Linda & stepfather Bill Jenkins of Kingsland, TX; her son Brandon Marrs & wife Alicia of Austin, TX; daughter Melissa Collie of San Marcos, TX; step-son Aaron Keller & wife Michelle of Austin, TX; step-daughter Robin Sweeney & husband David of Natchitoches, LA; step-sister Traci Jenkins, partner Todd & daughter Belle of Round Rock, TX.  Also, her 8 grandchildren: Tyler & Layla Collie; Benjamin Marrs; Samantha, Kandas & Carlie Sweeney; and Shallena & Trenton Keller. 

She was preceded in death by her father Dwayne Putman, brother, Johnny Britt Putman, step-son Duane Keller, and Ben Mark Marrs father of Brandon and Melissa.

         

Lee Ann loved her family, her friends, and her sports.  She split time between Sulphur Springs and Garland, TX growing up, and attended East Texas State University after graduating high school.  Lee Ann and Kenneth fell in love in high school, and then went down separate paths for a while, until their paths reunited again 21 years ago in Austin with an amazing love for each other.  She deeply loved all of her children and friends, as well.  Lee Ann had a huge heart, loved to laugh, and greatly appreciated the love and support she received from everyone throughout all of her 58 years here on Earth, especially near the end.  As much as she loved Ken, her kids, and her friends, she may have loved her 8 grandchildren even more!  She went to every sporting event and school activity she could, and was almost always the one cheering the loudest.  She was so proud of them, and would have a surprise for them every time she’d see them.  Lee Ann also had a passion for sports.  You can bet that every time the Texas Longhorns or the Dallas Cowboys were playing football, if she wasn’t at the event she was watching it at home decked out in her team’s colors.  She learned early from her Daddy everything she knew about football, and remembered all the details of any big win or loss (with the brains she inherited from her Mom.)  Whether her journey’s led her to Luckenbach or Honolulu, she was never afraid and always ready to have a good time.         

Lee Ann’s services will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, June 5, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Yantis Cemetery with Patrick Matthews, Brandon Marrs, Sean Collie, Aaron Keller, Rodney Keller, and Kris Thornal serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Jana Hankins, Cindy Elder, Beverly Wilson, Traci Jenkins, Lygia Dunsworth, Angie Vokt, and Carrie Perez. Visitation will be Thursday June 4th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice Austin’s Christopher House on 2820 E. MLK Jr. Blvd, Austin, TX 78702.  Please go to their website hospiceaustin.org or call (512) 322-0747 to make a donation in Lee Ann’s name.          

We love you and will miss our loving Wife, Daughter, Mom, Grandma and Nana so much!!  You’ll always be with us and we’ll see you again! 

Fly high beautiful blue butterfly!

 

 

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Lucille Throgmorton

Lucille Throgmorton, of Fairlie, passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at her residence.  

Arrangements are pending with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Linda Barnes

Linda was born in Sulphur Springs, Texas, on April 7, 1940, and fulfilled her life on May 31, 2015. Her husband, Glenn, preceded her in death, as did her parents, John and Eula Howard, and her siblings: Lloyd, Thomas, Ed, Mickey, Sybil, Johnnie and Nell. 

Among her surviving relatives who continue to give thanks for her life are nephews Rev. Michael R. Jackson of Carrollton, Richard L. Jackson of Sulphur Springs, and Bill A. Jackson of Conroe.

Linda was a faithful disciple of Jesus Christ, a cherished member of her family, a loyal friend to others, a dedicated worker and a cautious optimist.  Her achievements in life came not from running after goods that do not enlarge and wealth that does not enrich, but rather in taking pleasure in kind deeds, bearing suffering, sharing enthusiasm and a spirit of gentleness and love. She worked in retail sales at Wynnewood Village in Oak Cliff, was a member of the physical therapy department of a Dallas area hospital, and worked in food service at a number of restaurants in Sulphur Springs, where she and her husband were owners and operators of catering services and neighborhood grocery stores. Linda’s last days were lived at Sulphur Springs’ Sunny Springs Nursing Home, whose staff showed her great care, compassion and concern.  For that, her family remains sincerely grateful.

Services will be held at West Oaks Funeral Home on Saturday, June 6, at 10:00 a.m., and interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery Field, Paris, Texas. 

“Those who work well in the depths more easily understand the heights, for indeed in their true nature they are one and the same.”  George MacDonald

 

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Larry L. Riley

Funeral service for Larry Lee Riley, age 66, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 5, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Paul Pogue officiating. A private family Inurnment will follow at North Hopkins Cemetery. Honorary Pallbearers will be, Shane Hurley, Quent Hurley, Roger Cagle, Robert Bradshaw, Harold “Poogie” Haynesworth, Brandon Riley, Blake Riley and Britt Riley.

Visitation will be held 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. prior to service at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. 

 Larry Riley passed away on June 1, 2015 in Paris, TX.  Larry was born on October 17, 1948 in Enid, OK, the son of Ivan Tub Riley and Venita Lanning Riley.  He married Shannon Carrell on July 11, 1998 in Hugo, OK, she survives.  Larry’s occupation was a stainless steel welder in the food processing industry. He also served in the United States Army for many years.  

In addition to his wife he is survived by a daughter Candida Belz and husband Kevin of Sulphur Springs, brothers, Doug Riley and wife Mary of Sydney, IL, Terry Riley precedes him in death and wife Tonya of Winnsboro, sister, Linda McIntire and husband Jim of Wichita Falls, TX, grandson, Jonathon Lee Belz, granddaughter, Shellbie Nykoal Belz.

 He is preceded in death by his parents and brother.  

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Eric Bernard Mack

Funeral service for Eric Bernard “Weasel” Mack, 57, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at the Greater Rising Star in Ft. Worth, TX with Pastor Harold Nash officiating. Interment will follow at The DFW National Cemetery at 2:30 p.m.

Eric passed away on June 1, 2015.

He was born September 7, 1957, in Monroe Louisiana to Cleophis and Malissia Robinson Mack. He attended Como and Arlington Heights High School in Fort Worth, TX. After High School, Eric enlisted with the US Army. He married Barbara J. Williams on July 6, 2006. Eric worked for the Sulphur Springs High School for 13 years.

Eric is survived by wife, Barbara J. Williams Mack, son, Osborne “Lil’40” Mitchell of Dallas, step-daughter, LaTronda Williams of Dallas, step grandchildren, Adrienne, Kahille, and Malik, step-great-grandchild, Layla, brothers, Gary K. Mack and Osborne “Bubba Clark” Mack, sisters, Beverly Gayle Mack-Davis and husband Charles, and Wendy Mack-Charles and husband Robert all of Fort Worth, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Billy Jack Broyles

Graveside services for Billy Jack Broyles, age 70, of Brashear, will be held Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Mt. Zion Cemetery, with Pastor David Burns officiating.  No formal visitation will be held.

Billy Jack passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at his residence. 

He was born the son of Cecil E. Broyles and Opal Oleta Sloan on January 21, 1945 in Commerce.  He was a graduate of Commerce High School.            

Survivors include son, Kelly Broyles, and wife Gayle, of Sulphur Springs; sister, Betty Speights, and husband George, of Cumby; two granddaughters, Jordan and Taylor, of Sulphur Springs; 3 nieces and nephews, Tammy Sanchez of Cumby; Eddie Speights and wife, Laurie, of Cumby; and Cindy Dillard, and husband Brad, of Roxton; and several great nieces and nephews.

 

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Tommy G. Brandenburgh

 

Funeral services for Tommy G. Brandenburgh, age 67 of Powderly, will be held Friday, May 29, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Tapp Funeral Home with Pastor Billy Norris officiating.  Interment will follow at Old Tarrant Cemetery with Calvin Fleming, Jerry Fleming, Donny Berry and Billy O’ Brian serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held Thursday May 28, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Tapp Funeral Home. 

Tommy passed away, May 26, 2015 at Paris Regional Medical Center in Paris. 

He was born the son of Thomas H. and Bessie (Ishmael) Brandenburgh on December 20, 1947 in Little Rock, Arkansas.  He married Mary Katherine Mosher on March 5, 1966 in Sulphur Springs.            

Survivors include wife, Mary; son Thomas Brandenburgh and wife, Lisa, of Reno; daughter, Rosemary Michel and husband, Tod of San Antonio; and five grandchildren, Staton, Landon, and Mason of Paris; and Zachary and Jacob of San Antonio.  

           

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Johnny Merle Brandenburgh.


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Toni Lynn Allbritton

Memorial Services for Toni Lynn Allbritton, age 52, of Winnsboro will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 6, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Diamond officiating.  There will be no formal visitation.  

Toni passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015 in Winnsboro, TX.  

Toni was born on April 15, 1963 in Wills Point, TX, the daughter of Ronnie Butler and Mary Sue Bronson Butler.  She was married to Jesse Allbritton, and he survives.   She was a clerk for Rhoades Wholesale in Winnsboro and was a member of Cedar Crest Christian Church. 

 In addition to her husband she is survived by her father Ronnie Butler and wife Margaret Butler of Wills Point, and son Ty Allbritton and wife Courtney of Sulphur Springs, brothers, John Butler and wife Lori of Whitehouse, David Ray Adams and wife Kaylee of Longview, Bill Brooks and wife Paula of Wills Point, sisters, Angela Evans and husband Greg of Temple and Cindy Brooks of Wills Point, and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Sue Adams.   

Memorials may be made to Cedar Christ Christian Church, 200 Airport Rd, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.

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

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Gloria Walker

Gloria Walker, 63, of Pittsburg, died Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Pittsburg.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 30, 2015 at Bates-Cooper-Sloan Chapel in Mount Pleasant with Bro. John Cooper officiating under the direction of Bates-Cooper-Sloan Funeral Home of Mount Pleasant.

Mrs. Walker was born on Nov 22, 1951 in Sulphur Springs to Charlie Henry and Dottie May Patterson Walker. She was a restaurant manager.

She is survived by her husband Roger Walker of Pittsburg; four daughters and son-in-laws Melanie and Gary Townshend; Tanya and Jon Anderson; Sherri and Rickey Howard; and Jennifer and Aaron Baxter; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Jerry Walker; two sisters and brother-in-laws; Cathey and Lonnie Tulley, and Mary Lou and Jimmy McCoy; and two sisters, Jody Griner and Cary Walker.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie Henry and Dottie May Patterson Walker.

There will be no formal visitation.

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El Darris Stephens

Funeral services for El Darris Stephens , age 83 of Yantis were held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 25, 2015 at Lake Fork Baptist Church with the Bro. Perry Crisp and Bro. Randy Sadler officiating.  Interment followed at Yantis Cemetery with Ronnie Stephens, Robert Gayler, Jimmy Rogers, Jerry Williams, Bobby Ogle, and Danny Friddle serving as pallbearers.  Honorary Pallbearer was Mike Mathews. 

Visitation was held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday May 24, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mrs. Stephens passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at her residence. 

She was born the daughter of C.J. (Boy) Graham and Bertie (Warren) Graham on May 15, 1932 in Yantis.  She married Johnie Stephens in Rockwall, Texas on July 20, 1949.  He preceded her in death in 2010.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Lake Fork Baptist Church. 

She is survived by her daughter, Valinda Stephenson and husband Don, son, Clayton Stephens and wife Melissa, all of Yantis, Texas; grandchildren Matthew Stephenson, Jon Stephenson and Marc Stephenson, Chris Locke, Samantha Morgan and Kaylyn Nunez; great grandchildren Dominick Stephenson, Ranie Stephenson, Destiny Stephenson, Savannah Stephenson and Dakota Stephenson, Ashton Locke, Kinsley Locke and Tate Locke, Colton Morgan and Hayley Morgan and Emily Nunez and numerous nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, a brother, Arris Graham and a twin sister, El Dorse Mathews.

 

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Frankie Lee James

Funeral services for Frankie Lee James, age 58 of Ferris will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 30, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Hamm officiating.  Interment will follow at Rockdale Cemetery. 

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Frankie Lee passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at Baylor Medical Center in Waxahachie.

He was born the son of Ollie and Allene (Luttrell) James on September 27, 1956 in Dallas.  He was a gardener and held a degree in Horticultural.

He is survived by his sisters, Barbara Kinnamon of Hallsville, Mildred Hernandez of Princeton, Lanna James Loden of Ferris, Shelia James of Ferris and Shelly Leslie of Ferris; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Becky Gaston and brother, Kenneth Speaks.

 

 

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Larry Meuir

A celebration of life for Larry Meuir will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at Shannon Oaks Church.

Larry passed away on Monday, May 25, 2015 at Carriage House Manor. 

He was born the son of Walter and Bessie Ray (Tallant) Meuir on June 6, 1945 in Collin County.  He married Linda Anderson on July 21, 2000 in Grand Prairie.  He was a retired tool inspector/manager with Vought Aircraft Industries and a member of the Shannon Oaks Church.Larry was a brilliant man.  He was a jack of all trade and a master of most.  Larry loved his family and His Lord and Savior.If it was broken he could fix it.  If you could imagine it, he could build it.  He possessed more God given talents than anyone I’ve ever known. Larry loved and marveled at all of God’s creations.  He loved to watch hummingbirds feed in the mornings and the deer in our backyard in the evenings.  He enjoyed repairing and building things for people in need.  Larry will be remembered for his beautiful smile and contagious laughter and sense of humor.  He will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his wife, Linda of Sulphur Springs; son, Mike Dennis and wife, Holley of Sulphur Springs; daughters, Christina Elaine Koonce of Blue Ridge, Terrie Lannette Mata of Grand Prairie and Holly Jo Rollins of Blue Ridge; grandchildren, Callie Dennis, Cody Dennis, Rickey Koonce, Jace Koonce, Brittanie Lamas, Corttanie Slocum, Erica Riley, Jacob Gafford, Skyler Gafford, Kolton Rollins, Kellen Rollins, Kaeson Rollins and Hidson Rollins; five great-grandchildren and brothers, Jim Meuir and wife, Karen of Port Angeles, WA and Ben Meuir of Navajo Dam, NM.

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

         

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Shannon Oaks Church Benevolence Fund.

 

 

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Dr. Shirley Tucker

Memorial service for Dr. Shirley H. Tucker, 62, of Pickton, will be held at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, May 28, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home with Rev. Oliver McMahan officiating and Tommy Deal assisting. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Pearson, Bill Tucker, Roy Hatcher, Jason Frazier, and Leslie Deal.

Shirley passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at her residence.

She was born on December 2, 1952 in Sulphur Springs, TX, the daughter of Troy D. and Myrna Loy Glover Hatcher. She was a graduate of Como-Pickton High School and East Texas State University. Dr. Tucker earned her doctoral degree from the University of North Dakota. She was assistant professor at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville from 1990 to 2012. She was recognized as State Collegiate Business Education Teacher of the year by the Texas Business Education Association. She was a member of Family Faith Church in Huntsville. She served as the Youth Director for Sulphur Springs Church of God and also played piano for the New Birth Assembly of God Church. She married Tommy Tucker. He preceded her in death in 2007.

She is survived by her mother, Myrna Hatcher, daughters, Jody Lynn Pearson and husband Charles of Pickton, Casey Tucker and husband Bill of Huntsville, Ginger Elizabeth Tucker of Virginia Beach, VA, son, Tommy Nathaniel Tucker Jr. of Greensboro, NC, grandchildren, Clara Lynn, William Nathaniel, Troy Dakota, Maryn Lillianna, Christopher Charles, great-grandson, Dominick Patrick, and brother, Roy Lee Hatcher of Pine Forest.

She was preceded in death by, her husband, her father, brother, Troyce Wayne Hatcher, and granddaughter, Charity Charlese.

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

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Clara Elizabeth Young

Memorial services for Clara Elizabeth Young, age 94, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Wesley United Methodist Church with Rev. Steve Cook officiating.    A private family interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park.  Honorary pallbearers will be the Harvey-Crusaders Sunday School Class and Dr. I. L. Balkcom.  There will be no formal visitation.

Mrs. Young passed away Sunday, May 24, 2015 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. 

Mrs. Young was born on August 23, 1920 in the Reilly Springs Community, the daughter of Freeman and Annabelle Finley Carlisle.  She married Johnny A. Young and he preceded her in death after 52 years of marriage.   Mrs. Young worked for Sears for many years in personnel management.  She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and served faithfully in the homebound ministry up until February of this year.  

She is survived by her son, Mike Young and wife Sue of El Paso, TX, granddaughters, Sarah Elizabeth Wilson and husband Brian of Austin, TX, Rachel Diane Smith and husband Michael of Gig Harbor, WA, sisters, Diane Dixon of Sulphur Springs, TX, Janey Swindell of Longview, TX great-grandchildren, Grant Michael, Dean Henry, Amanda Clair, Madelaine Rhys, Morgan Quinn, Jack Elden, and many nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Col. Gerald Carlisle and Murrell Carlisle, sister, Juanita Hudson. 

Memorials may be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church Music Program, 614 Texas Street, Sulphur Springs, TX  75482. 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Ileta Lavon Ward

Funeral services for Ileta Lavon Ward, age 81, of Greenville, formerly of Brashear will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 25, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel  with Rev. C J Duffey                               officiating.  Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with grandsons and nephews serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., prior to service time at West Oaks Funeral Home.  Mrs. Ward passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015 at her residence. 

Mrs. Ward was born on February 13, 1934 in Cherry Valley, AR, the daughter of John Albert and Hazel Bernice Henderson Sifford.  She married James W. Ward on January 24, 1953 in Memphis, TN, and preceded her in death on January 7, 2003.  Mrs. Ward worked in shipping and receiving for Ocean Spray for many years.  She was a member of Beckham Baptist Church. 

She is survived by two sons, James Michael Ward of Sulphur Springs, Barry Keith Ward of Greenville, daughters, Debbie Kay Walker of Ecru, MS, and Pamela Renee Nordin of Sulphur Springs, grandchildren, Chris Walker, Tesha Walker, Jeremy Ward, Michelle Ward, Ricky Ward, Michael Ward, Alicia Morgan, Ryan Morgan, Matthew Nordin, Barry Ward, Brian Ward, 8 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. 

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, and granddaughter, Carrie Walker.

Directions under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Velva Diane Perdue

Velva Diane Perdue 54 passed away on Saturday, May 9th.

She was born on January 31, 1961 in Pueblo, Colorado. She is the daughter of Robert H. Perdue and Velva Darlene Perdue.

She is survived by her son Coby Lee Robert Perdue, her father, Robert Perdue, and two sisters Belinda Perdue and Mary Townshend and husband David. She is also survived by her nephew Justin Townshend and her niece Kayla Townshend.

She was proceeded in death by her mother Velva Darlene Perdue and her loving step-mother Eva Mae Perdue.

Diane was a 1979 graduate of the Sulphur Springs High School. She served as a LVN for many years. Her heart was working in nursing home with older adults and the disabled. She was a member of Central Baptist Church.

Diane became a resident at the Courtyard Garden Home in Wichita Falls where she did volunteer work for Hospice. She also served as the Resident Council president for several years. She was very involved with the activities and helped to plan many of the ebents. She was loved and admired by many of the residents and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

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Mozell Lyod

Funeral services for Mozell Willey Loyd, age 88, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, May 24, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Perry Johnson officiating.  Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Zach Loyd, Bridger Loyd, Kason Scroggins, Shaun Carter, Chuck Shelton and Nathan Smith serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Jay Watkins and Bobby Parkinson.  

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

Mrs. Loyd passed away Friday, May 22, 2015 at Carriage House Manor.

Mrs. Loyd was born on December 27, 1926 in Story, AR, the daughter of Willis Carroll and Mattie Lee Qualls Willey.  She married Dewitt Loyd on February 18, 1944 and he preceded her in death on June 6, 2005.  Mrs. Loyd was a homemaker and a member of Lake Highland Baptist Church. 

She is survived by her children, Caroline Jordan and husband Marvin, Rickey Loyd and wife Phyllis, Paul Lee “Slick” Loyd and wife Susan and Ala Scroggins and husband Scott all of Sulphur Springs, grandchildren, Leigh Anne Watkins and husband Jay of Weatherford, Michelle Shelton and husband Chuck of Sulphur Springs, Shana Parkinson and husband Bobby of Irving, Lynnette Smith and husband Nathan of Longview, Zachary Loyd and wife Angie of Sulphur Springs, Jessica Carter and husband Shaun of Bullard, Bridger Loyd of Sulphur Springs and Kason Scroggins and wife Ashley of Sulphur Springs, 12 great-grandchildren. 

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Travis Wiley, and sister, Avo Castleberry. 

Memorials may be made to Legacy Hospice, The Hope Foundation  P. O. Box 131030, Tyler, Texas   75713. 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Rodney Campbell

Memorial services for Rodney Campbell, age 51 of Sulphur Springs will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, May 25, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with C.J. Duffey officiating.

Mr. Campbell passed away on Thursday May 21, 2015 at his residence.  He was born the son of Joy D. Clyde Campbell and Tommie (Cathey) Haines on August 12, 1963 in Dallas.  He was a painter by trade.

Survivors include his mother, Tommie Haines of Sulphur Springs; father, Joy D. Clyde Campbell of Bogota; sons, Rodney Morris and Aaron Morris, both of Gun Barrell City; brothers, Joe Cathey of Dayton; Troy Campbell and Billy Campbell, both of Sulphur Springs.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon Morris.

 

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Lillia Anne Miller

Private services for Lillia Anne Miller, age 73 of Sulphur Springs will be held at a later date.

Ms. Miller passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at her residence.

 

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Hazel McIntire

Funeral arrangements for Hazel McIntire, age 93 of Winters, formally of Sulphur Springs will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, May 24, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.  Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park.  Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 Mrs. McIntire passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Senior Citizens Nursing Home in Winters.

 

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Margaret Irene Ray Sharp

Margaret Irene Sharp, of McKinney, Texas, formerly of Dallas and Sulphur Springs,     dies May 15, 2015, at age 86.

She was born to Shem Ray and Lucy Margaret Kelty Ray of Sulphur Springs. She graduated from Sulphur Springs High School in 1945. Robert Lee Sharp and she married in 1950 at St. James Catholic Church in Sulphur Springs. They raised five children in Dallas. Their fifty year marriage ended with his death in 2000. Margaret was a homemaker and had many interests notably in nature, animals, fossils, and bromeliads.

She is survived by daughter Patricia Culpepper and son-in-law Wes Culpepper of Austin; daughter Sherry Mathis; and Robert Sharp, Jr.; fifteen grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren. Also she is survived by sister, Billie Sue Ray and brother, Shem Ray, Jr. both of Sulphur Springs; and brother, Gene Ray of Oklahoma City.

She is predeceased by son Christopher Ray Sharp and daughter Debra Sue Heinemann.

Services at West Oaks Funeral Home, 500 S. Hillcrest Drive, Sulphur Springs, TX 78483. Vigil visitation Friday, May 22, 7-9 PM. Funeral service Saturday, May 23, 2 PM. Internment in the Sulphur Springs City Cemetery. Deacon Jerry Besze, officiant.

 

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Aline Daniels Horn

Graveside services for Aline Daniels Horn, age 98, of Commerce will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 22, 2015 at Como Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., prior to service time, at West Oaks Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Daniel Womack, Dustin Womack, Clay Brown, Steve Womack, James Brown, and Rickey Townsend.

Aline passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at Oak Manor Nursing Home in Commerce.

She was born on June 25, 1916 in Greenville, TX, the daughter of Clyde and Mettie Mahand Jackson. She was a housewife and also worked in the meat market for Piggly Wiggly for many years. She married Wesley Lee Daniels in January of 1935. He preceded her in death on June 2, 1993. She later married Harold Henry Horn on January 1, 2004. He preceded her in death on December 15, 2011. She was a member of the Congregational Methodist Church. She loved her Lord, family, and church. She loved cooking and was an excellent seamstress. Aline took on the role of head of household when she was only 13 as her mother was very ill. Her father and two brothers were killed when they were hit by a train while going to get the doctor for her mother. Her mother did not know for two months that her husband and boys had passed away.

She is survived by son, Billy Wes Daniels and wife Mary Frances of Sulphur Springs, granddaughters, Yvonna Womack and husband Steve of Saltillo, Angie Brown and husband James of Sulphur Springs, Amy Townsend and husband Rickey of Cumby, great-grandchildren, Daniel Womack and wife Marsha of the Oakland Community, Dustin Womack and wife Meleina of Saltillo, Misty Cline and husband Clinton of Sulphur Springs, Morgan Brown and Jeremy of Sulphur Springs, Jessie Brown and Kyle of Sulphur Springs, Rikki Townsend and Caleb of Cumby, Clay Brown and Kaitlin of Sulphur Springs, great-great-grandchildren, Calli Callahan, Ally Thompson, Mark Cline, Dakoda and Levi Womack, Landrie and Rance Brown, sister, Evelyn Fulfer of Commerce, and niece, Judy Ellis.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, parents, brothers, Geffrey and Billy Wayne Jackson, and nephew, Eugene Fulfer.

In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, 614 Texas St, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Andrew Baugh

Funeral arrangements for Andrew Baugh, age 18 of Cumby are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Andrew passed away on Monday, May 18, 2015 at his residence.

 

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Denna Riley

Funeral services for Denna Riley, age 57 of Sulphur Springs will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 2015 at League Street Church of Christ with Rev. Mike Eason officiating.  Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Mike Comer, Marlon Comer, Kenny Comer, Brandon Blevins, Reggie Blevins, Jr. Brad Horton and Brian Adams serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers are Kyle Green, Alex Peek, Bradley Peek, Anthony Pennington and Tristen Pennington. 

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

           

Denna passed away on Monday, May 19, 2015 at Sunny Springs Nursing Home.  She was born on November 11, 1957, the daughter of Virgil Lincoln and Lois Bernice (Sutton) Robinson in Commerce.            She was a homemaker and a member of the League Street Church of Christ.           

Survivors include daughters, Joanna Bailey of Sulphur Springs and Christina Pennington and husband, Jason of Sulphur Springs; sons, Tony Peek of Sulphur Springs, Jacob Riley of Sulphur Springs and Justin Riley and wife, Jennifer of Sulphur Springs; sisters, Ermal Williams of Saltillo, Juanita Williams of Sulphur Springs, Mary Stonaker of Sulphur Springs, Suela Hearn of Pickton and Theresa Blevins of Sulphur Springs; brothers, Jimmy Robinson of Sulphur Springs and Gary Robinson of Alba; grandchildren, Kyle Green, Alex Peek, Bradley Peek, Brook Peek, Shane Woodfin, Jaydon Peek, Harley Boles, Sidney Boles, Anthony Pennington, Tristen Pennington, Aiden Riley, Issac Riley and Eli Riley and great-grandchildren, Zakaylan Peek, Alex Peek, Jr., Jacelynn Simmons and Brynlie Swann.           

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Marvin Robinson.

           

Memorials can be made to Denna Riley Fund c/o Alliance Bank, Sulphur Springs.

 

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Patricia Ann Sanders Franklin

Memorial service for Patricia Ann Sanders Franklin, 61, of Sulphur Springs, will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel.

She passed away on Monday, May 18, 2015 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

She was born on October 3, 1953 in Sulphur Springs, the daughter of Louis J. Sanders and Oleta Ragan Potts they survive.

She is also survived by daughters Tracy Beck and husband John Jr. of Paul’s Valley, OK, Sherry Page and Quon Clayton of Sulphur Springs, son, Jason Page and wife Stephanie of Sulphur Springs, and daughter, Tonya Johnson and husband Larry of Sulphur Springs, brother, Michael Sanders and Lynette of Sulphur Springs, sister, Donna Donald of Emory, 13 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Jackie Sanders. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Dawson James Hicks

Graveside services for Dawson James Hicks, infant son of Bryan and Rebecca Hicks will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 21, 2015 at the Como Cemetery with Rev. Beverly Olsen officiating.

           

Dawson passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.           

He is survived by his parents; brother, Easton Hicks of Como; sister, Jaci Hicks of Como; grandparents, Mark and Jamie Humphrey and Darrin and Becky Hicks; great-grandmother, Mary Barnhart; great-grandparents, George and Lou Ann Hines.

           

He was preceded in death by his great-grandfather, James Barnhart and great- grandparents, Aubrey and Rena Humphrey.

 

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Adam Watson Jumper

Funeral services for Adam Watson Jumper, age 39 of Austin, formally of Pickton will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Michael Coker officiating. 

Visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Friday, May 22, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

Adam passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2015 in Austin due to a motorcycle accident. 

He was born on October 5, 1975, the son of Davis and Kathy (Watson) Jumper in Sulphur Springs.           

He was a musician and a construction worker.

           

Survivors include girlfriend/companion, Caroline (Cari) Breton of Austin; parents; brothers, Davis Ray Jumper and wife, Joanna of Houston and Seth Patton Jumper of Como; nephews, Mikah Uriah Jumper and Noah Hendrix Jumper of Houston.

 

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Patricia S. Higgins

Funeral services for Patricia S. Higgins, age 81 of Cumby will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Pastor Deidra Maples officiating.  Interment will be at DFW National Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

Patricia passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Carriage House Cottages. 

She was born on July 18, 1933, the daughter of Norman Darrell and Lillian (Ingram) Perkins in Dallas.  She married Milton Higgins on May 20, 1956 in Durant, OK.  He preceded her in death in 2008.           

She was a retired principal of A. E. Butler Elementary School in the Quinlan ISD.  She was a graduate of SMU where she received her Bachelor's Degree and ETSU where she received her Master's Degree; elder of the First Presbyterian Church in Cumby; Retired Teachers Association and Gamma Phi Beta.           

Survivors include sons, Raymond Higgins and wife, Theresa of Sulphur Springs and Doug Higgins and wife, Patti of Cash and nephew, Winston Perkins of Sulphur Springs.

           

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband and brother, Doyce Perkins.

 

 

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Ida J. McKeever

Ida J. McKeever, age 80, of Sulphur Springs, TX, passed away Friday, May 15, 2015 at East Texas Medical Center, Tyler, .TX.

Arrangements are pending with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Margaret Sharp

Margaret Sharp, 85, of McKinney, passed away on Friday, May 15, 2015 at the Stoneybrook Memory Care in McKinney.  

Arrangements are pending with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Richard Clement

Funeral services for Richard Wallace “Clem” Clement, age 95, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, May 17, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Moore 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. Honorary pallbearers will be John Christopher Clement, Natalie Ann Clement, Tommy Shelton, Lynn Shelton, Joe K. Shelton, John Campbell, Martin Allain, Ben Dickerson, and Jack Dickerson.

Mr. Clement passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Carriage House Manor. 

He was born on February 17, 1920 in Bay City, Texas the son of John Essery Clement, Sr. and Vera Moore Clement.  He married Marjorie Jane Reynolds on October 11, 1947 in San Antonio, TX.  She preceded him in death on February 9, 2014.   

He attended Victoria Jr. College for 2 years before enlisting in the United States Army Air Cadet Corps in July 1940.  He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant Army Air Corps in September 1941.  He was with the first B-17 Bomb Group to fly to England to enter WWII Western European Theater.  He was in the first “All-American” air raid against Germany on January 27, 1943 with 50 bombers striking Wilhelmsharen.  He completed his 25th combat mission in June 1943.  In July 1943 Capt. Clement was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters as a B-17E Flying Fortress Navigator. In June 1950, he was qualified as a navigator, bombardier and radar operator. He flew in B-17’s, B-29’s, and B-36’s during his service career.

He was assigned to Carswell AFB, Ft. Worth, TX in January 1951 and was promoted to Lt. Colonel in June 1951.  Clem remained at Carswell AFB flying in B-36’s with the 9th Bomb Squadron until he resigned from the Air Force in March 1953 to attend pharmacy school at The University of Texas. He graduated “with High Honors” in January 1956 and moved to Sulphur Springs.

He practiced at Askew and Buford Pharmacy on the downtown square from 1956 until his retirement in 2007. He received a 50 year service award from Texas State Board of Pharmacy in 2006. Clem was known locally to many as a proud Texas-Ex and avid Texas Longhorn Fan. The Eyes of Texas are upon you, Hook’m Horns! “Clem”.

He is survived by his son, Carlisle Clement and wife Carol Ann Clement, granddaughter, Natalie Ann Clement, grandson, John Christopher Clement, sister, Helen Martin, numerous nieces, nephews, and their families, as well as caregivers, Margaret Harris, Lillian Childs, and Pat Morgan.

In addition to his wife Marjorie, he was also preceded in death by brother, J.E. Clement, Jr., sisters, Florence Louise Morgan, Margaret Moore Barrett, and June Horton Hodges.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hopkins County Military Coalition, 147 Fore St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482, Sulphur Springs City Cemetery Society, P.O. Box 651, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482, or the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Emma O'Dell

Emma O’Dell, of Sulphur Springs, TX, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Carriage House Manor.  

 Arrangements are pending with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Frances Parker

Funeral service for Frances Correne Henson Parker, 92, of Sulphur Springs, TX will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Grace Family Church with Rev. Doug Barker and Rev. Al Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Jason Frazier, Rick Frazier, Lee Parker, Colby Parker, Ruston Frazier, Caleb Frazier, and Colton Frazier serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., prior to service time.

Mrs. Parker passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Rock Creek Health and Rehab.

She was born on April 1, 1923 in Pittsburg, TX, the daughter of David Copperfield and Fannie Belle Peterson Benefield Henson. She married Dorman Lee Parker on June 20, 1942 in Weatherford, TX. He preceded her in death. She was a member of Grace Family Church in Sulphur Springs, TX and was a homemaker.

She is survived by son, Wayne Parker and wife Clary of Sulphur Springs, TX, daughters, Jean Frazier and husband Billy Wayne of Sulphur Springs, TX, Daphney Gail Hood and husband Johnny of Mt. Pleasant, TX, Marilyn Ann White and husband Roger of Lake Jackson, TX, grandchildren, Rick and Jason Frazier, Lee, Colby, and Carly Parker, Dana and Alan White, Wesley Hood, Felecia Heinz, great-grandchildren, Ruston and Macy Frazier, Caleb and Colton Frazier, Bradley Reinhart, Cody and Jessica Heinz, Ashlyn and Makinna White, James, Julian, and Joseph Hood, Joshua, Betzi, and Clara Parker, and great-great-grandchildren, Ashton Frazier and Sterling Bradley Reinhart.

In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by, brothers, Calvin and Paul Henson, sisters, Bessie Schane, Josephine Glidwell, Elma Sanders, Udell Schane, Gladys Greenlee, and Nora Haubert Glover.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Mary "Maggie" Hurt

Graveside services for Mary "Maggie" Hurt, age 85 of Sulphur Springs will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Restlawn Memorial Park with Rev. Gordon Schulz officiating.  Visitation will be held from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m., Friday, May 15, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

Mary "Maggie" passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at Rock Creek Health and Rehab. 

She was born on May 21, 1929, the daughter of Elmer and Kate (Burkhart) Vickers in Posey.  She married Hampton Lou Hurt on June 1, 1977 in Amarillo.  He preceded her in death.

           

She was the retired owner of a pet grooming business and was of the Baptist faith.

           

Survivors include son, Stephen Pat Barnard of Livingston; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

           

She was preceded in death by her parents; five sisters, Edith Garner, Lorene Beckham, Eva Lee Williamson, Irene Hargrave and Margie Hall and two brothers, J.D. Vickers and R.C. Vickers.

 

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Jane S. Glover

Jane S. Glover, age 67 of Sulphur Springs, TX, passed away Sunday, May 10, 2015 at Carriage House Manor.   

Arrangements are pending with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Jack Dempsey Oxford, Sr.

Military graveside funeral services for Jack Dempsey Oxford, Sr., age 91 of Mt. Vernon will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at Posey Cemetery with Rev. Tommy Hall officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be his grandsons and great-grandsons.  No formal visitation will be held.

           

Jack, Sr. passed away on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at Mission Manor Nursing Home in Mt. Vernon. 

He was born on March 30, 1924, the son of Charlie and Mattie (Dixon) Oxford in Hopkins County.  He married Nadine Dodd and Annie McQueen, who both preceded him in death.  He then married Laura Pool, who survives.  He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was the retired owner of Jack Oxford, Sr. Paint & Body Shop.           

Survivors include sons, Jack Oxford, Jr. and wife, Nita of Sulphur Springs, David Oxford, Sr. and wife, Leisa of Sulphur Springs and James Carr of Saltillo; daughters, Suzi Miller of Jacksonville, Becky Sparks of Mt. Vernon and Jean Gee of Houston; sister, Valerie Harry of Cumby; grandchildren, Jimmy Oxford, Jason Oxford, Jodi Bradford, Jake Morrill, Laura Flournoy, David Oxford, Jr., Ryan Clements, Aaron Clements, Amber Sparks, Cassie Weatherford and C.J. Sparks; great-grandchildren, Meagan Oxford, Tanner Oxford, Jaclynn Oxford, Makenzie Fyke, Kylie Clements, Taylor Morrill, Lucas Flournoy, Matthew Flournoy, Logan Oxford, Tate Tyce, Georgia Bradford and Kolbe Cook.           

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Betty Newsome; two grandsons, Rodney Oxford and Josh Morrill; great-grandchild, Cash Reneu; three brothers and one sister.

           

Memorials can be made to Cypress Basin Hospice.

 

 

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Edith Hooker Leonhart

Funeral services for Edith Hooker Leonhart, age 92 of Yantis will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Baxley, Kimberly Moyer and Rocky Hooker officiating. Interment will follow at Yantis Cemetery with Jonathan Hooker, Lennie House, Joshua Toledo, Justin Toledo, Jarrod Hooker, Paul Stahlberg, Hunter Reppond and Josh Hite serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

Edith passed away on Saturday, May 09, 2015 at Sunny Springs Nursing Home. 

She was born on June 3, 1922, the daughter of Forest C. and Mae Frances (Kerr) Ray.  She married Euzeal V. Hooker, who preceded her in death.  She then married Garland F. Leonhart, who also preceded her in death.  She was a homemaker and a profound lover of all animals, nature, gardening and dancing.

           

Survivors include daughters, Helen Reppond of Yantis, Linda A. Colvin of Fleetwood, PA, Mennie M. Flannery of Auburn, PA and Deany Cameron of Mt. Penn, PA; sons, Clint Hooker and Rocky Hooker, both of Yantis; sisters, Louise Starrett of Dallas and Olivia King of Yantis; brother, Vernon E. Ray of Tyler; twenty-one grandchildren; thirty-eight great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.

           

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Henry Hooker; daughter, June Stahlberg, sister, Pauline King; grandchild, Tracy Stahlberg and great-grandson, Tyler Reppond.

 

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Bernice E. Wogan

Bernice E. Wogan, age 87, of Emory, passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital, in Winnsboro, TX.  

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home, of Emory.  Interment will be at Mt. Lindo, Morrison, CO.  No service is scheduled at this time.

Bernice was born on November 3, 1927, in Palmer Twp, Roxbury, Washington County, Ohio to John and Hulda Ann Smith Work.  She graduated from Bartlett High School, in Bartlett, OH.  During her working career she worked as a meat wrapper in the grocery industry.  

She is survived by her daughters: Joyce Roberta Walton, and husband, Travis Earl Childress, Jr., of Emory; and Wanda Kaye Blomberg, of Emory, TX and Ventura, CA; grandsons: Edward Wade Walton, of Arvada, CO, and Roger Anthony Tighe, and wife, Mary, of League City, TX; great-granddaughters: Ella Lynne Walton, Sophia Irene Tighe; great-grandsons: Brendan Anthony Tighe and Holden Matthew Tighe; step-grandson: Travis Earl Childress, III; step-granddaughter: Sunshyne Pothier, and husband, Robert; step-great-granddaughters: Victoria Tracy and Loreli Pothier; step-great-grandsons: Travis Earl Childress, IV, and Carter Pothier; numerous other loving family and friends.

Preceded in death by parents; 1 daughter: Mary Jeanette Tighe; 2 sons-in-law: John Anthony Tighe and Edward Lee Walton; brothers: Denver Work, Raymond Work, Clayton Work, Harry Work; sisters:  Ruth Antill, and Flossie Smith; divorced spouse: Joy Wendell Wogan; numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Cypress Basin Hospice, PO Box 544, Mt. Pleasant, TX 75456-0544; The American Heart Association, St. Jude's Children's Hospital or a charity of your choice in Bernice's name.

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Ruth McFarlin

Funeral arrangements for Ruth McFarlin, age 83 of Pickton are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 Mrs. McFarlin passed away on Monday, May 11, 2015 at her residence.

 

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Betty Jean Goodman

Funeral services for Betty Jean Goodman, age 85 formally of Sulphur Springs will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 11, 2015 at League Street Church of Christ with Buddy Wiggins officiating. Interment will follow at Conner Cemetery. 

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.

           

Betty Jean passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Northern Louisiana Medical Center in Ruston, LA. 

She was born on December 27, 1929, the daughter of Noah W. and Ona C. (Philpot) Skaggs.  She married Gene Goodman in Sulphur Springs.  He preceded her in death in 2010.            Betty Jean was a retired seamstress from Lou Nell's fashions and was a member of the League Street Church of Christ.           

Survivors include one daughter, Pam Medders and husband, Jimmy of North Carolina; one son, Chip Sims and wife, Sonja of Athens, Louisiana; one granddaughter, Breanna Sims; three sisters, Erma Dodd of Garland, Evyonne Smith of Waxahachie and Ollie Patterson of Dallas and one brother, W.L. "Bill" Skaggs of Sulphur Springs.

           

Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents.

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

 

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June Morris

June Morris, age 76, passed away Saturday May 2, 2015 at her residence in Sulphur Springs. 

Mrs. Morris was born on March, 12, 1939 in Dustin, OK, the daughter of Bee Harmon and Fannie Mae Blankenship Harmon.  She married Harold E. Morris in Oklahoma.  He preceded her in death.  Mrs. Morris was a sales clerk at Wal-Mart for 22 years and was of Baptist Faith.

She is survived by her daughter, Candice A. Morris of Winston Salem, NC, sons, Richard W. Reynolds, of Sulphur Springs, TX, Randall R. Reynolds of Crowley, TX, brothers, James Harmon of Shallow Water, TX, Joe Harmon of Carrollton, TX, sisters, Jean Harmon of Millsap, TX, Carol Rhea of Bellaire, MI. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and son Harold “Tooter” Morris. 

Memorials made to Meals on Wheels.

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

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Stanley Ray Griffin

Private funeral services for Stanley Ray Griffin, age 75 of Sulphur Springs are to be held.

Memorial service by the family maybe held at a later date. 

Mr. Griffin passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at his residence.

 

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Carvin Earl VanWey

Graveside funeral services for Carvin Earl VanWey, age 82 of Sulphur Springs will be held at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Sulphur Springs City Cemetery.

Carvin passed away on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at Sunny Springs Nursing & Rehab. 

He was born on April 3, 1933 the son of William Edward, Sr. and Florence Lavada (Pinson) VanWey. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, was of the Baptist faith and a plumber by trade.

Survivors included brothers, Ernest VanWey and Jodan VanWey; nephew, William VanWey and niece, Stephanie Halbert.

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

 

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Wanda Aline Clark Griffin

Private services for Wanda Aline Clark Griffin, age 84 of Sulphur Springs are to be held at Restlawn Memorial Park with Rev. Fred Lewis officiating.

           

Wanda went home peacefully to be with Jesus on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at her residence. 

She was born in Seminole, OK on January 17, 1931.  She married Bobby Gene Griffin on December 4, 1952 in Seminole, OK.  They were happily married for sixty-two years.

           

While living in Levelland, she worked as a secretary for an oil company and a bank.  After returning to Sulphur Springs, where she lived since 1963, she worked at Flowerland Florist and Johnson Ice Cream Co, as well as being a member of the First Baptist Church.  Wanda was also a graduate of Bowlegs High School and Draughon's Practical Business College of Oklahoma City.  Her hobbies included ceramics, sewing, gardening and traveling.

           

Survivors include her husband, Bobby Gene Griffin; one son, Faron Griffin and wife, Paula of Montgomery; one daughter, Karla Griffin of Sulphur Springs; five grandchildren, Rodney Griffin, Angela Lozano, Natalie LeMier, Jessica Pope and Amber Griffin; five great-grandchildren, Charlotte, Avery, Adeline and Harper Griffin and Griffin LeMier.

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

 

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Hugh Francis Wilemon

Hugh Francis Wilemon began his life in heaven on May 3, 2015, leaving behind his wife of 37 years, Merle Lynn Wilemon and three sons: Hugh Kevin, James David (JD), and Geane Albert Wilemon and granddaughter, Cara Lynn Labeth Wilemon “Little Red”.

He is also survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Nikki and Josh Chambers as well as “his Little Man” Ethan Marcus Chambers. He also has a cherished granddaughter, Mindy Sims.

Hugh was born on January 23, 1939.

He was welcomed into heaven by his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, his parents, Jett McClellan and Clara Boren Wilemon, his brother Robert Dean and a host of other brothers, sisters, and friends.

Visitation for his family and friends will be at West Oaks Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Services will follow on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel.  Following the service, his earthly remains will be laid to rest at City Cemetery with Military Honors by the Hopkins County Coalition and Josh Chambers, River Watts, Dakota Watts, Stephen Sutton, Geane Albert Wilemon, and James David Wilemon serving as pallbearers. 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Carol Ann Ivey

A funeral service for Carol Ivey, age 68 of Mt. Vernon will be conducted at New Beginnings Fellowship Baptist Church at 3:00 p.m., Monday, May 4, 2015 with Rev. Paul Pogue officiating.  Interment will follow at Sulphur Springs City Cemetery with Mike Garner, Kenny Ivey, Jeremy Garner, Justin Garner, Kholson Ivey, and Jagger Garner serving as pallbearers.

           

Carol passed away Friday , May 1, 2015 at Trinity Mother Frances  Hospital in Tyler. 

She was born in Pasadena, TX on September 23, 1946, the daughter of James William and Mozelle (Locke) Boatright.  She married Kenneth Ray Ivey on January 12, 1979. He preceded her in death in 2014.  She was a pharmacy technician and a member of New Beginnings Fellowship Baptist Church.           

Survivors include:  sons, Mike Garner and wife, Tammy of Mt. Vernon, Kenny Ivey and wife, Keesha of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Jeremy Garner, Justin Garner, Chelsea Garner, Braylee Garner, Kholson Ivey, Katelin Ivey, Kenzie Ivey, and Kaycee Ivey; great-grandchildren, Abbie Garner and Caleb Garner.            

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Brad Garner; brother, Archie Boatright and sister, Loretta Cunningham.  

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

 

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Mildred Juneau

Funeral services for Mildred Juneau, age 91 of Sulphur Springs will be held on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church with Father Juan Sardinas officiating.  Serving as pallbearers are John Rocker, B.J. Teer, Edward Aki, Steve Jarvis, Zechariah Jarvis and Dennis Gilbertson.  Interment will be in Appleton, Wisconsin. 

A rosary/visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

Mildred passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Carriage House Manor. 

She was born in Hilbert, Wisconsin the daughter of, Wenzel and Margaret (Gruber) Koehler on June 7, 1923.  She married Donald Juneau in October, 1955 at St. John, Wisconsin.  He preceded her in death in 2011.  Mildred was a homemaker.           

Survivors include her nieces, Mary Gilbertson of Sulphur Springs, Ellen Cox of Sulphur Springs and Lynn Jarvis of Como; nephews, Bryan Mathes of Sulphur Springs, Neil Mathes of Sulphur Springs, Philip Mathes of Sulphur Springs and Mark Mathes of Pottsboro.           

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sisters, Elfreida Koehler and Irmhilda Mathes; brother, Donald Koehler and step-father, Claude Koehler.

           

Memorials can be made to the St. James Catholic Church, 297 Texas St., Sulphur Springs, Texas  75482.

 

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Jimmy Wayne Green

Jimmy Green 74, of Cumby passed away Saturday, May 2, 2015 at his home surrounded by family.

Jimmy was born in Commerce on April 10, 1941, to Mary Catherine Litturell and Raymond Loyd Green. He was a professional Tanker Truck Driver for over 43 years. On June 2, 1958, Jimmy married his beautiful bride, Wanda Jane Freeman. He had many awards through his work. Jimmy enjoyed gardening and yard work, camping, fishing, wood working, but enjoyed nothing more than spending time with his family. He was a member of Cumby Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife Wanda, his two daughters: Pattie Marlar (David), of Alba and Darlene Pickle (Terry), of Cumby, his grandchildren: Jeremy White of Mississippi, Jennifer Lawwill of Cumby, Clay Pickle of Greenville, Magan Pickle Kaczor of Princeton, Melissa Pickle of Cumby, Makayla Pickle of Cumby, his great-grandchildren: Ally White, Ana White, Naevah Martin, Taylor Ortega, Erica Ortega, Kymberly Lawwill, Zachary Pickle, Zaiden Pickle and his great great-grandson, Ian Kaczor. He is also survived by his siblings: Jerry Lee, Ronald Lloyd, Michael Bruce, Ricky Neal, Melba Ann, Peggy Lynn and Pamela Ruth.

He was preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Mary Green, his sister Lynda Sue St. Clair, his nephews and his niece.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home in Commerce.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home Chapel, with Brother David Gibson officiating. Pallbearers will be Daniel Romans, Bubba Green, Jason Lawwill, Clay Pickle, Danny Kaczor and David Straham. Honorary Pallbearers will be Ronny Anderson, IM Mills and Jeremy White. Interment will be in Cumby Cemetery, in Cumby Texas.

In Lieu of flowers the family is requesting that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 560089 Dallas, TX 75356.

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Christian Paul Stone

Christian Paul Stone, age 73, of Emory, passed away, Friday, May, 1, 2015, at The Hospice of East Texas in Tyler.  

Chris was born on October 15, 1941, at Baltimore City, MD to John Raymond and Augustine Marie Davidson Stone.  He was in the US Navy, briefly. 


Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.  No service is planned at this time. 

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Glenn Dean Armstrong

Glenn Dean Armstrong, age 64, of Alba, passed away, Thursday, April 30, 2015, at his home.  Funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 2:00 PM at the Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel in Emory. 

Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service at 1:00 PM.  Brother David Baker will officiate.  Interment will follow in the Silver Lake Cemetery in Grand Saline. 

Glenn was born on May 3, 1950, in Grand Saline to Marvin Lee and Dorothy Evelyn Wimpy Armstrong.  He worked all his life as a self-employed carpenter. 

He is survived by his 3 sons:  Kevin Eugene Armstrong of Alba, Kenneth Glenn Armstrong of Dallas and Jeffery Dale Franks of Sulphur Springs; 1 daughter:  Karla Gayle Armstrong of Dallas; 2 brothers:  Charlie Armstrong of Terrell and Danny Lee Murphy of Conroe; 2 sisters:  Marvon Horton of Emory and Brenda Clark of Kaufman; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; numerous niece and nephews; family friends:  Robert and Dana Davenport and children - like grandchildren: Eli and Jacob Dabbs; numerous other family and friends.

Preceded by:  parents; 3 sisters:  Paula Armstrong, Jenny Langley and Peggy Miller; 2 brothers:  Douglas Armstrong and Morris Armstrong; and 1 daughter:  Miranda Armstrong.

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George Ralph Beachem

Funeral services for George Ralph Beachem, age 65 of Sulphur Springs will be held at Morning Chapel Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Harold B. Nash officiating. 

Visitation  will be held on Friday, May 8, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Beachem passed away on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at Rock Creek Health and Rehab.

 

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Ruth King McLean Rushin

Funeral service for Ruth King McLean Rushin, 83, of Mannford, OK, will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 2, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Jimmy Henry officiating. 

Visitation will be held from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., Saturday, prior to service time. Mrs. Rushin passed away on April 22, 2015 at her residence in Mannford, OK.

She was born on March 21, 1932 in Temple, TX. She married Junior Rushin in Dallas, TX. He preceded her in death.  She worked for Gate’s Rubber Co. for many years.

She is survived by son, James Rushin of  Mansford, OK,  daughters, Elizabeth Beaty and husband Charles of Allen, TX, Lana Dennis of Canton, TX, Linda Pundt and husband Steve of Dallas, TX, grandchildren, Charlie Beaty, Andrew Beaty, Amber Gallegos, Michelle Merchant, Kenneth Dennis, Jerrid Rushin, great-grandchildren, Cooper Beaty, Irelyn Beaty, Valentine Gallegos, Valor Gallegos, Candace Walton, and Christopher Merchant.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Mary Jo Parker

Funeral Services for Mary Jo Parker, age 75 of Sulphur Springs will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Bro. Joe Perkins and Melvin Joslin, Jr. officiating.  Interment will be at North Hopkins Cemetery with Floyd Lawson, Jerry Don Gibby, Andy Wright, Weldon Glossup, Gary Lewis and Tim Vaughn serving as pallbearers

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Mary Jo passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at Sulphur Springs Health & Rehab. 

She was born the daughter of Joseph C. "Joe" and Bessie Maude (Lewis) Parker on June 17, 1939 in Hopkins County.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Posey Baptist Church since 1989.  She co-wrote a book of Gospel song-poems in 1992 with her mother and sister.  

Mary Jo is also survived by one sister, Loretta Beth Crawford and husband, Sherman; one brother, Johnny Merle Parker; one nephew, Wesley Sherman Crawford and one niece, Sherry Beth Randall. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and one great-niece, Baileigh Beth Crawford.

 

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Aulbert "A.P." Stone

           

Funeral services for Aulbert "A.P." Stone., age 93 of Sulphur Springs will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at First Baptist Church Sulphur Springs - Spence Chapel  with Rev. Mark Bryant, Rev. Fred Lewis, Rev. Tommy Johnston officiating.  Interment will follow with military honors at Restlawn Memorial Park with Sam Stone, Shane Stone, Stephen Bonner, Sam Johnson, Rodney Coke and Bert Kirkpatrick serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers are Andy Hill, John Willis, David Gulley, Warren Attaway, Danny Coke, Robert Carpenter, Gene White, Walter Grice and James Nelson. 

Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 28, 2015 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

Aulbert "A.P." passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at Carriage House Manor following a lengthy illness.

           

He was born on February 2, 1922, the son of Arch Alexander and Minnie Dora (Skinner) Stone in Poteau, OK.  He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force during World War II.  Aulbert was a Master Mason for sixty years.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church Sulphur Springs where he taught Sunday School, was a member of the Brotherhood, Silvertone, and the Sanctuary Choirs.  A.P. enjoyed square dancing and playing 42 with his friends.  He had a never ending love for the children in his neighborhood and the others that surrounded his life.  The warmth that it gave him to see the smiles on their faces whether it was from giving them Halloween candy or a dollar for their birthday or the hugs they gave him just because he was Mr. Stone was priceless.  Yet, nothing could compare to his joy and pride he felt as he watched his two grandsons grow and mature into the men they have become.  After he completed his service in the US Air Force he returned to Sulphur Springs, purchased forty-five acres and started his own dairy business.  After forty-one years he retired in 1988, a successful businessman and proud of his accomplishments.  During this time he served nine years as a director of Northeast Texas Farmers Co-op.

He married Ruby Nell Hill on September 18, 1954 in Sulphur Springs.  She survives.

           

Other survivors include his son, Stephen Stone and wife Sheri of Lometa, TX; sister, Emma Dee O'dell of Sulphur Springs and grandchildren, Sam and Shane Stone.

           

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Preston Stone, one sister, Tina B. Otto and one brother, Rev. Archie Stone.

           

Memorials can be made to the First Baptist Church Sulphur Springs, 116 Oak Ave., Sulphur Springs, Texas  75482

 

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Eldon Russell Adams

Eldon Russell Adams, age 59, of Alba, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2015 at ETMC in Quitman.

Visitation is scheduled Monday evening 6-8 PM at the Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel.  Memorial service will be held Tuesday, April 28th, 10:30 AM, at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in the Fellowship Hall.

Eldon was born on July 25, 1955, in Graham, TX to Charles Ray and Olli Jean Otts Adams. He married Patsy Ruth Boughton in Emory, on March 18, 1996. He worked as an oil field consultant for some 40+ years.

He is survived by his wife: Pat Adams, of Alba; daughters: Tristian Adams of Allen; Stacy Magee, and husband, Calvin, of Edmond, OK; Michele Washburn, and husband, David, of Emory; son: Greg Meeks, and wife, Tammy, of Katy; brothers: Carlous Adams, and wife, Debbie, of Giddings; and Montie Adams, and wife, Lauri, of Emory; 9 grandchildren: Morgan and Madison Magee; Randy, Michael, Chris, and Kenny Washburn; Dusty, Bryan, and Amber Meeks; 2 great-grandchildren: Bentley and Khloe Washburn; niece: Carla Arldt, and husband, Steven, of Giddings; nephew: Chantry Adams, and wife, Brandy, of Giddings; numerous other loving family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his brother: Zohn Blaine Adams, and his parents.

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

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Dale Watson Herren

Dale Watson Herren, age 58, passed away at Baylor Hospital in Dallas, on Thursday, April 23, 2015. Cremation services are under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home of Emory, Texas.

Memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 2:00 PM at the Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Nathan Bounds officiating.

Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service, at 1:00 PM.

Dale was born on February 17, 1957, in Mayfield, KY, to Aaron Baxter and Reta Watson Herren.   He married Karen Jean Roberts in Ft. Worth on September 30, 2005.  Dale worked for some 35 years at BAE Systems Commercial Electronics in Aftermarket Sales and Services.  

Dale is survived by his wife:  Karen Roberts Herren of Emory; 2 daughters: Lindee Osborne, and husband, Robby, of Euless; and Laci Mullendore, and husband, Brett, of Enumclaw, WA; 2 step-daughters: Sonja Vasquez of Athens TX; and Linda Jackson, and husband, Chad, of Los Angeles, CA; 1 step-son: Dustin Clapp, and wife, Sarah, of Kennedale, TX; 10 grandchildren; 2 sisters: Becky Holland, and husband, Tommy, of Nashville, TN; and Hope Yuhas, and husband, Mike, of Springhill, TN; 1 brother: Brent Herren, and wife, Janice, of Loveland, CO; parents: Aaron and Reta Herren of Antioch, TN; and numerous other loving family and friends.   

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center Fund at Baylor Health Care System Foundation 3600 Gaston Avenue, Dallas, TX 75246.

 

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Isaac Antonio Perez

Memorial service for Isaac Antonio Perez, age 18, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 4:00 p.m., on Wednesday April 29, 2015 at Hopkins County Civic Center with Rev. Jeff Harris and Rev. Jose Pacheco officiating.  Pallbearers will be Anibal Perez, Christian Perez, Angel Perez, Adrian Perez, Charlie Perez, Gustavo Ramirez, Jessie Ortiz, Alex Gamez and Landon Watkins.  Honorary Pallbearers will be Sulphur Springs High School Football Team and Sulphur Springs High School Band. 

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., Tuesday April 28, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Isaac passed away on April 25, 2015 in Sulphur Springs. 

He was born on November 5, 1996 in Green Bay, WI, the son of Antonio and Yolanda Anaya Perez. They survive.  Isaac was a member of the SSHS Class of 2015 and a member of the National Honor Society.  He played on the offensive line for the Sulphur Springs High School Football Team and played the trumpet in Sulphur Springs High School Band where he received the Rex Wilemon award.  He was of Christian Faith.  Isaac had received his acceptance letter to North Texas State University and was employed at Whataburger.

He is survived by a brother Anibal Perez, sisters Erica, and Brenda Perez  all of Sulphur Springs, paternal grandfather, Francisco Perez, maternal grandparents, Carmelo Anaya, and Socorro Anaya both of Mexico.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother Elpida Perez.

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

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Willie Mitchell

Graveside services for Willie Ray Mitchell, age 77 of Sulphur Springs will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 26, 2015 at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Cooper with Bro. Dan Smith officiating. 

There will be no formal visitation.

           

Willie passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at Kindred Hospital in Dallas.

           

He was born the son of Vernon Smith and Beula (Hostkins) Mitchell on March 15, 1938 in Broken Bow, OK.  He married Ella Gillham in July, 1986 in Pecan Gap, TX.

           

He was a retired welder and preacher.  He was of the Church of God faith.

           

He is survived by his wife, Ella Gillham; daughters, Beverly Kelly and husband, Jimmy of Waldron, AR and Wynall Wilson and husband, Leonord of Heartshorn, OK; son J.R. Mitchell and wife, Jerry Ann of Texarkana, AR; fourteen grandchildren; thirty-five great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Vonail Durell and Arlecey Daniels and brother, Charles Mitchell.

           

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

 

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Ricky McCoy

A celebration of life for Ricky McCoy, age 55 of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 26, 2015 at New Beginnings Baptist Church with Pastor Paul Pogue officiating.  Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Tapp Funeral Home.

 Ricky passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at his residence.  He was born the son of Jimmy Dalton and Mary Lou (Walker) McCoy on November 28, 1959 in Sulphur Springs, TX.  He married Margaret Lee Lunsford on September 5, 1980 in Sulphur Springs. Along with his wife, he is survived by his son, Joshua McCoy of Graham; daughter, Angel McCoy of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Elijah Thompson, Brooklyn Thompson, Shell McCoy and Kyla McCoy; sister, Tina Knotts of Greenwood and parents, Jimmy and Mary Lou McCoy.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Infant Benjamin Scott Craig

Memorial service for Benjamin Scott Craig, infant son of Bryan Scott and Beverly Corrine (Cochran) Craig, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Davis Street Baptist Church with Rev. Andy Comer officiating.

Benjamin passed away on April 18, 2015.

He is survived by his parents, sisters, Payge Fraze and Loryn Craig, grandparents, Kerry and Kelley Craig of Sulphur Springs, Jackie Stansberry and Tommy of Brownwood, William Cochran Jr. and Melissa of California, and Toni-Jo Taschner Richardson of Las Vegas, NV.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Dorman Allen Morgan

Funeral services for Dorman Allen Morgan, age 78, of Como, TX will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 26, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. L.D. Baxley officiating and Sis. Pam Burton assisting. Military graveside honors by the Hopkins County Military Coalition will follow at Greenpond Cemetery with Daniel Williams, Matt Williams, Denver Hines, Jeff Moreland, Martin Dewitt and Brian Burton serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Austin Darby and Garrett Green.

Visitation will be Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Mr. Morgan passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at his residence. 

Mr. Morgan was born on August 13, 1936 in Brannom, TX the son of Dalton Allen Morgan and Dovie Mitchell Morgan.  He served in the United States Army.  He married Sandra Holder Morgan. She survives.  Dorman was a self-employed Dairyman for 25 years, and worked for Holy Highway Christian Girls Home. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, Sandra, he is survived by daughter, Sharon Bennett of Como, step-daughters, Sherry Hill of Como, and Angela Green of Sulphur Springs, grandchildren, Ashley and Austin Darby of Como, Autumn Bennett of Como, Kenlee Green of Sulphur Springs, Shiloh Hill of Como, and Garrett Green of Lindale, great-grandchildren, Maddix Gavin of Como, and Jentri Mowatt of Como, and sisters, Laverne Tidwell of Dallas, and Irene Belcher of Ridgeway. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, brother, James Morgan, sister, Thelma Parker, grandson, Addison Bennett, and his first wife Shirley Morgan.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Doris Ariel Herman

Funeral Services for Doris Ariel Herman, age 95 of Sulphur Springs will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Tapp Funeral Home with Noel Bailey and Kenneth Dean McLemore officiating. Interment will follow at North Hopkins Cemetery with Ricky Gilliam, Steve Mitchell, Archie Collins, A.G. Sandifer Buck Stevens and Willie Krecek serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Doris passed away on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

She was born November 14, 1919 the daughter of Thomas Matthew and Hetty Ariel (Palmer) McLemore. She married Arlis McKinley Herman on September 10, 1938 in Mt. Vernon.  She was a bookkeeper and a member of Dike Church of Christ.

Survivors include son, Arlis "Mac" Herman, Jr. and wife, Claudia of Sulphur Springs; brother, Tom McLemore, Jr. and wife, Gracie of Sulphur Springs; sister, Valerie Taylor of Louisville, KY; grandchildren, Kevin Thurman and wife, Tami of Jefferson City, MO, Jeremy Herman and wife, Kerry of Sulphur Springs, Scarlett Gibbins and husband, Chris of Sulphur Springs, Devyn Ariel Herman of Davie, FL, and H.G. Medellin of Spokane, WA; great-grandchildren, Erik, Heather, Tony, Heidi, Kristen, Katelin, Quientin, Garrett and Daniel Thurman, Mollie Gibbins, Lexie Moore, Tori Moore and Jace Herman; great-great-grandchildren, Shaun, Gracie, Kayden, Addison, Cloe and Emmitt.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arlis McKinley Herman, Sr.; daughters, Carolyn Sue Thurman and Florrie Ann Herman and sister, Sibyl Click.

           

Memorials can be made to Meal-A-Day c/o Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Blvd., Sulphur Springs, TX  75482.

 

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Jimmy Lee Rogers

Memorial services for Jimmy Lee Rogers, age 69 of Sulphur Springs will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 24, 2015 at First Baptist Church Sulphur Springs - Spence Chapel with Rev. Fred Lewis officiating. 

Visitation will be held Thursday, April 23, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

Jimmy passed away on Monday, April 20, 2015 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.           

He was born on September 4, 1945, the son of Elbert Estes and Alice Elizabeth (Elliott) Rogers in Sulphur Springs.  He served in the U.S. Army where he received a Purple Heart and several other medals.He married Carolyn Fouse on October 2, 1970 in Sulphur Springs.  She preceded him in death in 2012.           

Survivors include his son, Michael Rogers of Sulphur Springs; daughter, Christine Harris of Sulphur Springs; brother, William Rogers of Dike; granddaughters, Hannah Skaggs of Sulphur Springs and Mikala Rogers of Sulphur Springs.           

Along with his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Mary Alice Prock.

           

Memorials can be made to the Hopkins County Military Coalition.

 

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James Arlon "Pete" Bassham, Sr.

Funeral services for James Arlon "Pete" Bassham, Sr., age 79 of Sulphur Bluff will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 23, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Rev. Cecil McCloud and Judge Robert Newsom officiating.  Interment will follow with military honors at Sulphur Bluff Cemetery with James Waller, LeRoy Cox, James (Pee Wee) Bassham, Billy Emerson, Roy Herman, Jr., David Caldwell and Mike Guilkey serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers are Don South, Bruce Fielden, Danny Durham, George Bassham, Jason Cummingham, Montie Flippen and Sulphur Bluff friends, neighbors and co-educators with whom he served. 

Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

James "Pete" passed away on Monday, April 20, 2015 at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.

           

He was born on November 20, 1935, the son of Clarence and Jewel (Tanton) Bassham in Sulphur Bluff.  He attended Sulphur Bluff ISD for twelve years, graduating in 1954.  He served in the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1961, received a BS from the University of Texas Arlington in 1968 and a MS from East Texas State University in 1971.  He was a member of the Sulphur Bluff Baptist Church, a Deacon, Adult Sunday School teacher and sat on the Sulphur Bluff Cemetery Board. He married Dolores Dorner on September 11, 1954 in Greenville.

           

Survivors include his wife; two sons, James, Jr. and wife, Rachel of Sulphur Springs and Barry Bassham of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Jason Bassham, Kristin Nicole Bassham, Christopher Ross Bassham, Brennan Bassham and Annie Blair Bassham; great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Cera, Tristin, Delilah, Racheal, Brittney and Georgia; sister, Janette Bassham Williams of Bogata; brothers, Bill Bassham and wife, Betty of Sulphur Springs, Jerry Bassham and wife, Lou of Nelta and Larry Bassham and wife, Georgia of Overton.  He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends.

           

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jimmy Bassham, brother-in-law, C.R. Williams and niece, Sandy Williams.

           

James "Pete" enjoyed life and visiting with family and friends.  He will be missed by many.

 

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Gregory Lynn Reed

Memorial services for Gregory Lynn Reed, age 52 of Como will be held Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Plunkett officiating. 

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Gregory was born the son of Robert Leonard and Donna Sparkman Reed on October 5, 1962 in Lubbock, TX.  He married Anida Mitchell on March 3, 2003. He worked for Texas Roof Management of Richardson for over 20 years and leaves behind many good friends there. He graduated from Como-Pickton High School in 1981. He loved football and held the record for kicking the longest field goal. 

He is survived by his wife, father, children Wade and Olivia Juarez of Winnsboro, Holly and Tim Allen of Como and Melinda Juarez of Roswell, New Mexico; six grandchildren; Autum and Allie Juarez of Midland, Raylea Juarez of Winnsboro, Dylan and Tennley Allen of Como and Mylie Juarez of Roswell, New Mexico. Also surviving he leaves three sisters; Gwen Robinson of Sulphur Springs, Robin Wells of Cumby and Tina Shirley of Tyler. Twelve nieces and nephews and eleven great nieces and nephews. 

Greg was preceded in death by his mother, father-in-law Oran Mitchell, sister-in-law Angie Mitchell, nephew Clay Mitchell and his grandparents J.B. and Verdanell Sparkman. 

Memorials can be made to Clay Mitchell Memorial Scholarship Fund at City National Bank in Sulphur Springs.

 

 

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Ruth Rushin

Ruth Rushin, 83, of Mannford, OK, formerly of Sulphur Springs passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at her residence,

Arrangements are pending with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Sue Daniels

Memorial Services for Sue Daniels, age 76 of Yantis will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, April 25, 2015 at County Line Baptist Church in Yantis.

Sue passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler. 

She was born the daughter of William Smith and Iva (Baucom) Ferrell on June 13, 1938 in Sulphur Springs.  She married J.D. Daniels on January 27, 1974 in Yantis.  He survives.  She was a homemaker and a member of the County Line Baptist Church.  

Sue is also survived by her son, Phillip Newman of Yantis; daughters, Veronica Jetton of Winnsboro and Tonja Faulkenberry of Heavener, OK; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and brothers, J.G. Ferrell of Lewisville and Red Ferrell of Honey Grove. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Norman (Shorty) Ferrell. 

In lieu of flowers, the family asked that you make a donation to either St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Gideons International or County Line Baptist Church.

Funeral arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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William "Bill" Dickey

Funeral services for William "Bill" Dickey, age 67 of Sulphur Springs will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Reilly Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Baxley officiating.  Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with his nephews serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Friday, April 24, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

William "Bill" passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at Parkland Hospital in Dallas.

           

He was born the son of Samuel Clyde and Hester (Baxley) Dickey on April 8, 1948 in Sulphur Springs.  He married Belinda Ann Whitney on July 4, 1970 in Deport, TX.

He was a master mixer at Sunbelt Mineral Company and a member of the Reilly Springs Baptist Church.

           

He is survived by his wife; daughters, Darrell Lynn Johnson and husband, Brian of Sulphur Springs and Jaclyn Elaine Winn and husband Daniel of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Katherine Victoria Johnson and Johnathan Isaiah Johnson; sisters, Bessie Ann Cockrum, Willa Ruth Dickey, Carolyn Smith, Peggy Sue Miller and Pasty Lou Riley, all of Sulphur Springs; brothers, Tommy Lynn Dickey of Mineral Wells and Sam Dickey of Sulphur Springs.

           

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Allen Clyde Dickey and one sister, Linda Sue Dickey.

 

 

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James Robert Randolph

James Robert Randolph, 71, of Sulphur Springs, TX. Passed away April 20, 2015 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. 

He was born March 26, 1944, in Sulphur Springs, TX, the son of Wilson Vernon and Gladys Cloree Cutts Randolph.  He worked as a repair technician for Sears.  He married Anna Johnson on September 23, 1964 in Cordell, OK.  She survives. 

He is also survived by Sons, David W. Randolph, of Sulphur Springs, Steven Lynn Randolph, and Charis Kendrick of Royse City, Daughter Meleeta Morris and husband Christopher of Sulphur Springs, Grandchildren Holli Ann Randolph of Balko, OK. Dugan Lee Morris of Sulphur Springs, Keegan Silas Morris of Sulphur Springs, Aspen Kendrick Randolph of Royse City, Wolfe Kendrick Randolph of Royse City, Brothers Lee Dan Randolph of Sulphur Springs, Randy Dale Randolph of Sulphur Springs, and Sisters Martha Ann Gentry and husband Eddie of Sulphur Springs, and Jannie Elizabeth Burkham and husband Stan of Sulphur Springs.

Arrangements under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Roger Lee Mabe

Funeral services for Roger Lee Mabe, age 82, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mark Bryant and Rev. Fred Lewis officiating.  Military graveside Honors by the Hopkins County Military Coalition will follow at Greenview Cemetery with Stacy Cody, Chris Voorheese, Jack Landers, Ron Landers, Bob Landers and Jason Haire serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Herzog, William McDowell, George South, Jim Barksdale, Ed Basye, Medicine Chest Friends and the Radio & TV Bible Class of First Baptist Church. 

Visitation will be Tuesday, April 21, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Mr. Mabe passed away Friday, April 17, 2015 at his residence. 

Mr. Mabe was born on November 7, 1932 in Sulphur Springs the son of Willie Bill and Mabel (Morris) Mabe.  He married Merida Cowser on December 11, 1953 in Sulphur Springs.  She survives.  Mr. Mabe retired from Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, MI and was an arbitrator between labor and management.  He received awards from Detroit Police for volunteer work with church men.  He became an ordained deacon in Livonia, MI and was a member of First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs, TX.  Mr. Mabe served in the United States Army and was a member of the Hopkins County Military Coalition. 

In addition to his wife he is survived by daughters, Melinda Herron and husband Randy of Westland, MI, and Susan Mabe of Sulphur Springs, grandchildren, Randy Herron, Jr., and wife Alissa and Ian Herron and wife Maria all of Michigan and great grandson, Dylan Herron.  He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Jake Mabe, Millard Dee Mabe, sisters, Doris Mullen, and infants Inas Mabe and Frieda Jo Mabe. 

Memorial may be made to the Greenview Cemetery, P. O. Box 1504, Sulphur Springs, TX  75482 or to the Radio TV Bible Class of First Baptist Church, 116 Oak Avenue, Sulphur Springs, TX   75482.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Bessie Lee Griffin

Funeral services for Bessie Lee Griffin, age 95, will be conducted at 3:00 p.m., Monday, April 20, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel.   Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery in Deport, TX, with Bryce Jester, Zach Jester, Steve Crawford, Burt Slaughter, Shane Beers an Sean Crouch serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, April 19, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Mrs. Griffin passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015 at her residence. 

Mrs. Griffin was born on November 25, 1919 in         Commerce, TX, the daughter of Charles and Julia (Walker) Lake.  She married James “Pinky” Griffin  on July 18, 1946.  He preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her son, James A. “Jim” Griffin II. Lee, as she was known by friends, graduated from East Texas State Teachers College in 1945 and received her Master of Education from East Texas State University in 1963.  She was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society. She was a Librarian for the Sulphur Springs ISD for over 34 years and retired in 1987. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. 

She is survived by her son Michael Griffin and wife Scottie of Spring City, TN, daughter-in-law and care giver, Judy Griffin  of Klondike, grandchildren, Shannon Wilson and husband Joseph, Jennifer Beers and husband Shane, Chandra Crawford and husband Steve, Shelly Slaughter and husband Burt and Julia Crouch and husband Sean, 14 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. 

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, in honor of her husband and son at www.cancer.org

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Jesus Alonzo Gonzalez, Jr.

Funeral service for Jesus Alonzo Gonzalez, Jr., 19, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Eleuteria Cabrera officiating. Interment will follow at Shooks Chapel Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, April 19, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home and also from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, April 20, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Jesus passed away on April 16, 2015 in Dallas, TX.

He was born on February 23, 1996 in Weslaco, TX, the son of Jesus Alonzo Gonzalez, Sr. and Margarita Gonzalez. They survive.

In addition to his parents he is also survived by sisters, Lesley and Maria Gonzalez of Sulphur Springs, uncles, Praxedis Ortiz of Sulphur Springs, Ramiro Castillo of Sulphur Springs, aunts, Irma Ortiz of Sulphur Springs, Blanca Castillo of Sulphur Springs, and Alma Garcia of Mt. Vernon.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Vera E. Harrington

Funeral services for Vera E. Harrington, age 81, of Reilly Springs, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 18, 2015, in the chapel of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home, with Rev. Jim Goodwin, officiating, assisted by Bobby McDonald.  Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home.  Burial is to follow in the Reilly Springs Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be: Larry Burns, Bobby McDonald, John McNeil, Jr., Kerry Bailey, Josh Boatman, and Charles Humphries.

Vera was born on May 3, 1933, in the Gaffords Chapel community of Hopkins County , the daughter of Frank and Gladys Price. She graduated from Sulphur Springs High School in the class of 1951. She married Dreyfus Harrington, on December 20, 1951, in Sulphur Springs, and began a long career in the Hopkins County Dairy Industry.

Vera was named both Hopkins County Citizen of the Year and Woman of the Year in 1986, by the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce. She was named Agriculturalist of the Year in 1997 and has been a constant supporter and advocate for Hopkins County and agriculture. She’s served on the National Farmer’s Union Committee, National Beef Council, FSA Board, been recognized for her soil conservation efforts, was a member of the 2004 Sulphur Springs Sesquicentennial Committee, Hopkins County 4-H Advisory Council, Reilly Springs Cemetery Board, Board of Regents of the University of Texas at Arlington, and numerous other agricultural organizations, and continued to be an active part in the local agricultural community. She was a founding member of the Hopkins County Democratic Women and continued to be active in local politics, as long as she was able. She retired from the dairy business in 2011.

Vera was a member of Arbala United Methodist Church and has served her church in an active part in Reilly Springs and Shooks Chapel, as well. Always the first to lend a helping hand to those less fortunate, Vera has been a mentor to people everywhere, as she gave of her time, talents, and money to make life a better place.

Her greatest joy in life was the birth of her daughters and granddaughters and she is survived by daughters, Mitzi Harrington  and Mary Burns, both of Sulphur Springs, and granddaughters, Elizabeth of Austin, and Caroline and Charlotte of Sulphur Springs, Lauren Burns Rodarte, and grandson, Evan Burns, and great-grandchildren, Maddox, Austin, and Audrey, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, and a host of friends, everywhere.

Vera was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Dreyfus Harrington, in 1980, brothers Bobby, Frankie, and Pizzini Price, and sisters, Odessa Baxley, and Marie Jones.

Vera will long be remembered for her bubbling personality, infectious sense of humor, work with local youth, and as an advocate for anyone who needed help.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Reilly Springs Cemetery Association, 1217 South Broadway, Ste. Q, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482; The Meal-A-Day Center, and Arbala United Methodist Church.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Margaret Carpenter

Funeral services for Margaret Ruth Carpenter, age 91, of Madisonville, KY, formerly of Como, will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 19, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Jimmy Henry officiating.  Interment will follow at Como Cemetery with James Kemble, Charlie Harris and Roy Darby serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be held at 1:00 p.m., prior to service time. 

Mrs. Carpenter passed away at her residence on Wednesday, April, 15, 2015. 

Mrs. Carpenter was born on April 6, 1924 in the Flora Community the daughter of Fred Louis and Opal Grace (Johnson) O’Shields.  She married Billy Joe Carpenter and he preceded her in death on January 6, 2005.  Mrs. Carpenter retired from Custom Shutters.   She served on the Como City Counsel for 4 years and was a member of Elm Ridge Baptist Church. 

She is survived by her daughter, Delilah Kemble and husband James of Madisonville, KY, brothers, Jerry Don O’Shields, Glynn O’Shields and Bobby Louis O’Shields, sisters, Brenda Smitty and Mary LaJuan Stewart, grandchildren, Sonya Graham, Melissa Graham Ashby, Stacy Graham, Chad Graham, Jacie Rogers, Jaden Rogers, Jasmine Cowan, 5 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild. 

She was preceded in death by 4 sisters. 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

          

 

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Carrie Ransom

Graveside services for Carrie Dale Allen Ransom, age 96 of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 17, 2015 at Restlawn Memorial Park.  There will be no formal visitation.

           

Carrie passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at Sulphur Springs Health & Rehab.

           

She was born on September 11, 1918, the daughter of James and Jo Willy (Wofford) Thomas in Bailey, TX.  She was retired from retail sales and was a member of the League Street Church of Christ.

She married T.C. Ransom in 1961 in Greenville.  He preceded her in death in 1992.

           

Survivors include daughter, Paula Rorie of Sulphur Springs; sons, Tom Ransom of Yantis and Jim Bicknell of Sulphur Springs; granddaughters, Suzanne Allen and J.J. Rorie;   grandson, Chris Rorie; and great-granddaughters, Lynnzie Allen and Megan Allen.

           

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sons, John Bicknell and Olan Ransom; brothers, W.J. Allen, H.Z. Allen, Dalton Allen and Elmer Allen and sister, Inez Gentry.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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James Ross

James Ewin Ross, age 77 of Sulphur Springs, TX passed away at Baylor Hospital in Dallas, TX on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 after a lengthy illness.  He was born to Kenneth Ewin and Lillie Mae Reed Ross on November 8, 1937 in Sulphur Springs, TX. He married Linda Coker on Friday, October 13, 1967 which he always considered his lucky day. She survives.

He also leaves behind one son, Jimmy Ross of Sulphur Springs and a daughter, Angie Ross of Rowlett.  Survivors also include his mother and three brothers, Casey Ross and wife Pat, Larry Ross and wife Cathey, and Phil Ross and wife Glenda all of Sulphur Springs. Also surviving James are his wife’s family who held a special place in his heart,  Bobby and Connie Wood of  Como, Garland and Rose Smith of Arlington, Art and Liz Trepanier of Sulphur Springs, Frankie and Karen Coker of Como and Charlotte Sanders of Los Angeles, CA. 

He was preceded in death by his father and one brother Jerry Ross.

Visitation will be held at Murray Orwosky Funeral Home 6:00pm-8:00pm Thursday, April 16, 2015.

Services will be held Friday, April 17, 2015 at 2:00pm in the chapel at Murray Orwosky Funeral Home with burial to follow at Greenpond Cemetery. Music will be provided by Larry and Tammy Wood and Kim Bullock.  Rev. Doyle Hayes will officiate the service.  Serving as pallbearers will be nephews Bruce Bullock, Tyler Bullock, Donnie Coker, Russell Coker, Shane Landers, Clint Parker, Tony Ross and George Ray.  Serving as honorary pallbearer will be James’ close friend David Green who he referred to as “Big Un”.

As a child James and his family lived in South Miami and later in California before returning to Texas. He attended Sulphur Springs High School and left at mid-term of his senior year to join the U.S. Navy where he served aboard the USS Brimington. He grew up in the Church of Christ and later attended the Baptist church.

He was self employed as James E. Ross, Contractor since 1968. He worked up until 2 years ago even though he had to have help getting on and off the bulldozer.  To say that James was a dirt contractor is an understatement.  He was often referred to as a Dirt Artist. He changed the landscape of much of Hopkins County and the surrounding areas with his ability to transform a vision of a lake into reality.  If he wasn’t out there on a bulldozer he most likely could be found fishing or hunting. He loved having fish frys for family and friends. He was a fan of the Dallas Cowboys and the Dallas Mavericks.  James also had a liking for trips to Las Vegas and playing the ‘one armed bandits’. He seemed to always find the right machine

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We all will miss James’ smile and laugh.

Memorials may be made to the Greenpond Cemetery Association or Old Tarrant Cemetery Association.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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James Slay

Graveside services with full military honors for James Slay, age 83 of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 17, 2015 at New Harmony Cemetery in Ladonia, TX with Rev. Rick Higgins officiating. 

Visitation will be held Thursday, April 16, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

James  passed away on Monday, April 13, 2015 at his residence.           

He was born on May 3, 1931, the son of Oscar and Bessie Mae (Smith) Slay in Ardmore, OK.  He retired from the Air Force in 1968 with the ranking of Technical Sergeant.He married Frances Geraldine "Gerri" Jackson on September 8, 1955 in Ladonia, TX.  She survives.           

Other survivors include daughter, Kathy Teutsch and husband, Norton of Georgetown; granddaughters, Amy Teutsch of Georgetown and Shannon Ahearn and husband, Darren of Sabillasville, Maryland and six great-grandsons.

           

He was preceded in death by his parents and son, James W. Slay.

 

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James Cobb

Funeral Services for Jim Cobb, age 60 of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at First Baptist Church - Sulphur Springs, Spence Chapel with Rev. David Moreland, Richard Couch and Pastor Mark Bryant officiating.  Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Phillip Therwanger, Jason Walden, Gary Sullivant, Howard Stephenson, Marvin Crain and Pete Bailey serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers are Erwin Cain's Sunday School Class. 

Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 14, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Jim passed away on Monday, April 13, 2015 at his residence.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church - Sulphur Springs, member of the Panther Creek Hog Association, received a BA of Finance from NLU in Monroe, LA and was a buyer for Flowserve Manufacturing. He was born on May 13, 1954, the son of James Keith and Eudell (Adams) Cobb in Monroe, LA.  He married Cathy Geiger on December 17, 1983 in West Monroe, LA. 

Survivors include his wife; daughter, Chelsea Marie Cobb McKinnon and husband, Tristan of The Colony, TX and sister, Rebecca Cobb Nixon and husband, Ray of West Monroe, LA.

 

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Martha "Marty" Heard

Funeral services for Martha “Marty” Heard, age 47 of Mt. Pleasant who passed away on April 8, 2015 will be held on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at the Curry-Welborn Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Forrest Lawn Memorial Park.

Visitation will be held on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

Marty was born on July 24, 1967 in Mt. Pleasant TX the daughter of Kenneth and Martha Moore Heard.

She is survived by her children, Kenneth Heard and Christin Heard, her sister Debbie Gipson and husband Issac, her mother Martha “Chris” Heard and her nieces, Destiny Fountain, Desarae Fountain, Destiny Watkins, and Nevaeh Gipson.

She was preceded in death by her father Kenneth M. Heard.


Martha was formally of Sulphur Springs and has a sister and mother living there now.

 

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Doris Mabe Mullen

Funeral Services for Doris Mabe Mullen, age 90 of Mesquite, will be held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, April 12, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne Brashear officiating.  Interment will follow at Greenview Cemetery with Jon Landers, Sean Reardon, Jeff Landers, Jeremy Landers, Randy Landers and Josh Landers serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearer is Jay Landers. 

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

           

Ms. Mullen passed away on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at Notice Residential Care Home in Mesquite.

           

She was born on January 21, 1925, the daughter of Willie Estes and Mabel (Morris) Mabe in Brashear.  She was a homemaker.

           

Survivors include sons, Ronnie Landers of Whitney; Jack Landers, Jr. of Sulphur Springs and Bob Landers of Mesquite; daughter, Brenda Mullen of Dallas; brother, Roger Mabe of Sulphur Springs; thirteen grandchildren and twenty-three great-grandchildren.

           

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Pastor Lonnie Mullen and two brothers, Jake Mabe and Dee Mabe.

           

Memorials can be made to the Greenview Cemetery Association or your favorite charity.

 

 

 

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Paul Henry Sisk

Memorial service for Paul Sisk, 59, of Emory will be Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 3:00pm at Believers' Baptist Church in Emory. Brother Jimmy Jarrett will officiate.

Mr. Sisk died on April, 6, 2015 at his residence.

He was born on August 18, 1955 to Lynn and Betty Jane Williams Sisk. He retired from Rains County Road and Bridge. At the time of his death, he worked for Wood County Road and Bridge.

Survivors: Son: Paul Trent Sisk (Lindsey) of Emory, Sister: Thelma Sisk of Sulphur Springs, Brother: Gary Sisk of New Orleans, LA Grandchildren: Carter Sisk, Grayson Sisk Numerous other loving family members including Justin Sisk, Melanie Sisk, Eddie Sisk, Robin Sisk Knight, Courtney Sisk, Travis Sisk, Teresa Sisk Philips, Tony Sisk, Rhonda Sisk, Billy Brimer, Billy Lee Brimer, Buddy Brimer, Sherry Brimer Smith, Bobby Brimer and Brandon Brimer.

Preceded in death by: Parents; Grandson: Paul Holden Sisk; Brothers: Kenneth Sisk, Louis Sisk and Earl Sisk; Sisters: Betty Louise Sisk and Mary Sue Brimer.    

Cremation arrangements under direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Carol Westbrook

Memorial service for Carol Westbrook, age 70, of Emory, was held on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Phyllis Young officiated.

Mrs. Westbrook was born March 5, 1945, in Corry, Pennsylvania to Jack Abraham and Helen Irene Toner Cochran.

She died on April 1, 2015, in Tyler. She married Ernest Floyd Westbrook, in Durant, Oklahoma on July 31, 1965. Mrs. Westbrook worked for Abbott Labs, in Irving, a medical equipment manufacturer in quality control for many years.

 Survivors include: Husband: Floyd Westbrook Daughter: Wendy Taylor (Mearl) of Joshua, Sons: Randy Westbrook, of Mineola, and Jimmy Westbrook, of Emory Granddaughter: Stephanie Taylor of Joshua, Great-Granddaughter: Abbigail Taylor of Joshua. Numerous other loving family and friends.

Preceded by: Parents 1 Brother, Jack Cochran

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Janie Louise Crump

 

Funeral Service for Janie Louise Crump, 68, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 10, 2015 at First Baptist Church with Bro. Mark Bryant, Bro. Fred Lewis and Bro. Bruce Stinson officiating.

Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Jerry Chapman, Curtis Chambers, Rod Young, Tommy Evans, David Brewer, and Bob Julian. Honorary pallbearers will be Gordon L. Ford and the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Department.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, April 9, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Crump passed away on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at her residence. She was born on October 28, 1946 in Jackson, MS, the daughter of Milam Clinton and Ida Othel Cordell Washington. She married Dan Crump in 1977 in Sulphur Springs, TX. He preceded her in death.

She was a member of First Baptist Church. She received her Bachelors of Science in Home Economics from Texas Tech in 1968. She later received her Master’s in Home Economics from East Texas College of Commerce in 1980. She was a member of the Pilot Club, 4 H, Jr. Waverly, Rotary, and the Chamber of Commerce where she received the Woman of the Year Award. She worked as an agent in Home Economics for Hopkins County and retired in 2001.

She is survived by her son, Tanner Crump and wife Ashley of Sulphur Springs, grandchildren, Alli and Dani-Kate Crump, step-daughters, Missy and Dee Dee Crump, sisters, Lynda Pressley, Carrie Chambers, Donna Matthews, Lisa Bishop, and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Russell Braswell.

In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to the Ty Funderburk's Leukemia Domination at https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/2q36.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Sanford L. Belcher, Jr.

Sanford L. Belcher Jr. 81, of Sulphur Springs formerly of Commerce passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2015.

Sanford (Junior) was born in Hunt County, on June 11, 1933, to Elsie MayKay Belcher and Sanford L. Belcher Sr.

He was a retired Plumber and gave 20 wonderful years with the Commerce Fire Department, Sanford also proudly served his country in the United States Army,(Korea). On September 15, 1994 Sanford married the love of his life, Irene Hall.

To know Junior was to love him, he was a friend to all.

He is survived by his wife, Irene Hall Belcher, of Sulphur Springs,his three sons:Ronney Belcher and wife Mary, of Sulphur Springs, Larry Keels and wife Gail, of Commerce, his two daughters: Lynn Belcher Yall, of Sulphur Springs, and Patresa Belcher Reynolds,of Sulphur Springs, his two step-sons: David Hall and wife Patricia, of Sulphur Springs and Dalton Hall and wife, Dehlia, of Sulphur Springs and step-daughter, Sarah LaWanda Freeman, of Cumby. his twelve grandchildren, his five great-grandchildren, he is also survived by his brother David Belcher, of Denison, and, his sister, Janice Taylor, of Plano.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Sanford Sr. and Elsie Belcher, his five brothers: Richard, James, RoyLee, Doyal and Darrell and his one sister, Pauline Erwin.

Funeral Services will be conducted on Monday, April 6, 2015, at 2:00 P.M. at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home Chapel of Commerce.

Visitation will be one hour prior to service time.

Pallbearers will be Brad Rollins, Stanley Horton, Danny Horton, Ricky Belcher, Cody Cameran, Sanford Belcher, Philip Belcher and Jarrad Horton.

Burial with Military Honors will follow at Ridgeway Cemetery in Sulphur Springs.

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Mozelle Conway

Funeral Service for Frances Mozelle Conway, 94, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at South Liberty Baptist Church with Bro. Joel Tiemeyer officiating. Interment will follow at South Liberty Cemetery with Chris Rosamond, Chris Voorheese, Matt Rosamond, Dennis Dorris, Dusty McAfee, and Tyler Rosamond serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be James Birchfield and Carson Voorheese.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Monday, April 6, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Conway passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at her residence.

She was born on November 30, 1920 in Red River County, TX, the daughter of Eugenia Irene Knight Wood and Hoida Martin Wood, Sr. After her mother’s death, she was lovingly parented by her grandmother, aunts and uncles. She married Albert Campbell Conway on September 3, 1939 in Jacksonville, TX. He preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and member of South Liberty Baptist Church.

She is survived by son David Conway and wife Kathleen of Sulphur Springs, daughter, Dawn Sheffield and husband Joel of Sulphur Springs, grandchildren, Kaley Conway McAfee, Chris Rosamond, Lori Rosamond Voorheese, Matt Rosamond, Emily Sheffield, Kacy Sheffield Bunte, great-grandchildren, Ashlin Rosamond, Tyler Rosamond, Valori Voorheese, Calli Voorheese, Carson Voorheese, Avery Rosamond, Brooks Rosamond, Joel Bunte, Keaton McAfee, JoAnna Rico Valentin, Vanessa Rico, Ciarra Rico, and great-great-granddaughter, Ana Valentin.

In addition to her husband, Mozelle is also preceded in death by her parents, brother, H.M. Wood, Jr., and sister, Irene Gatlin.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to South Liberty Cemetery Association at 6489 FM 1567 W, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Phyllis Beaver

Phyllis S. Beaver, 91, of Sulphur Springs, TX passed into eternity at her home on April 2, 2015. 

Local family members left to grieve her loss include daughter Linda Young and husband William, granddaughter Kristen Segar and husband Michael; and grandson Jess Young. 

Following cremation under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home, a family visitation in Mason City, IA and a family graveside  service at the Fort Snelling National Cemetery in St. Paul, MN will be held.

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Anita Treider

Funeral arrangements for Anita Treider, age 87 of Sulphur Springs are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mrs. Treider passed away on  Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab.

 

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David Wayne Clements, Jr.

Memorial Services for David Wayne Clements, Jr., age 34, of Sulphur Springs will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, April 3, 2015 at Triumph Christian Center in Sulphur Springs.

David, Jr. passed away on Monday, March 30, 2015 at his residence. 

He was born on October 2, 1980 in Dallas, Texas.  He was a carpenter/plumber and a member of Triumph Christian Center.  

David, Jr. is survived by sons, David Clements and Jakolby Clements; daughter, Chancie Goldsmith; parents, David and Tracy Clements; brothers, Jason Davis and Robert Reese; sisters, Ashley Springfield, Angela Havens and Misty Carr and grandparents, Richard and Hazel Reese.

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Clyde A. Haygood

A burial service and Holy Eucharist will be held for Clyde A. Haygood, age 83, of Sulphur Springs, Texas at 2:00 p.m., April 2, 2015, at St. Philips’s Episcopal Church with the Reverend A.P. Young officiating assisted by the Reverend Barbara Kelton. Interment will follow at the Reilly Springs Cemetery. Serving as Pallbearers will be grandson, Jacob A. Haygood and nephews, Danny W. Good, Randy M. Haygood, Ricky W. Haygood, Kenneth R. Conner, and Randall D. Conner. Honorary Pallbearers are Larry Haygood, Charles Haygood, Paul Haygood, Charles Coffey, Lynn Fisher, and Phillip Huff.

Clyde was born October 12, 1931 in Dallas County, Texas, to William A. and Lillian V. (Sewell) Haygood.

Clyde enlisted in the U.S. Air force in 1950. After returning from the Air Force he joined the Dallas Police Department where he met love of his life, Evelyn Ponder. They married on November 4, 1955.  He served for 23 years with the Dallas Police Department. First as a patrolman in the Traffic Division, then as a motorcycle officer for 13 years. He was one of the last surviving members of the officers in the motorcade when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 23, 1963.  He testified before the Warren Commissions. A picture of Clyde is on display in the Museum in the School Book Depository Building. He transferred to the Homicide Division and retired as a Homicide Investigator. After retirement from the Dallas Police Department, he went into the dairy business for several years. Upon Evelyn’s retirement from the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas, they enjoyed many years of travel.

He is survived by his wife Evelyn and two children, Cynthia R. Haygood Coffey (Charles) and Ronald G. Haygood.  Four grandchildren, Jennifer R. Coffey  Fisher (Lynn), Kimberly G. Coffey (Will), Amanda N. Haygood Huff (Phillip), and Jacob A. Haygood (Shelby) all of Sulphur Springs, Texas, six great grandchildren and one sister, Billie Jean Good of Plano, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Shelby, George, Erwin and one sister, Eunice Anderson.

The family would like to express their appreciation for the excellent care given to Clyde by Dr. James Gulde, Memorial Hospital Staff and First Choice Home Health

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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William W. Childers

Funeral service for William W. Childers, age 93, of Emory, will be held at 2:30 pm, Friday, April 3, 2015, at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Jeff Thompson will officiate. A private burial in Emory City Cemetery will follow the service.

Visitation will be at 1:30 pm, one hour prior to service time.

He was born to Jessie Lee and Inez Spencer Childers on September 20, 1921, in Emory.

 Mr. Childers died Monday, March 30, 2015 at Senior Suite Care & Rehab. He married Melba Faye Herriage in Greenville on July 12, 1947. Mr. Childers worked for the Texas Highway Department in Maintenance for many years. He served for some fifty plus years as a Deacon of Emory Baptist Church, where he was a member. He served his country, during WW II, in the 88th Infantry Division, while in Italy. 

Survivors include: Daughter: Marianne Goode (Stephen), of EdgewoodSister: Alene Spicer, of EmoryGrandson: Steven FletcherGreat-grandchildren: Bailey Fletcher, Caleb Fletcher, Dyllan BathgateNumerous other loving family and friends

Preceded by: Parents; Wife in 2012; 1 son, Larry Childers; 2 Brothers, Jim Childers and Clarence Childers; 4 Sisters, Helen Gray, Lillian Cearley, Viola Morrow and Mary Frances Childers.

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Billy G. Dirks

Funeral service for Billy G. Dirks, 81, of Sulphur Springs will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 4, 2015 at League Street Church of Christ with Bro. Andrea Thompson officiating. Interment will follow at Shooks Chapel Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 5:30 to 7:30, Friday, April 3, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Dirks passed away on Friday, March 27, 2015 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler, TX.

He was born on January 12, 1934 in Direct, TX, to the late Dillard and Edna Dirks. He entered the US Air Force, and later joined the Army.  He served his country for a total of twenty seven years.  He was a highly decorated soldier. Among those awards, Billy received the Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and the Humanitarian Service Medal along with a host of other honors.  He served in both the Korean & Vietnam Wars. He married Delores White. She survives. Upon retirement, he moved to Sulphur Springs where he resided for 35 years. He became a member of the MLK Church of Christ and served until he became ill and moved. Billy also worked for the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Department as a deputy and then eight years as Sheriff. He was the first African American Sheriff of Hopkins County, and the second African American Sheriff in the state of Texas. He later worked for the North Hopkins Alternative School.

He is survived by his wife, Delores, three children, Gia Pleasant (Charles), Tracie Rand (Tony), and Derek Dirks, five grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Willie & Joe Neal.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home

 

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Terry Daniels

Terry was born in Detroit, Michigan on March 20, 1959 to Betty Sue and Walter Pitts Daniels.

           

He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Sue Wade Romain, his daddy, Dennis Romain and his stillborn son, Francis Daniels.  It's O.K. now little bean, Daddy's home.           

He was preceded in death by his very good friend and fellow musketeer, Greg Kuhn, and all of his furry friends.           

He is survived by the love of his life, his wife, Sharon Stacey.  They shared twenty-eight beautiful years together, that wasn't long enough.  He could fix anything including a broken heart, because he fixed hers.  He is also survived by his two beautiful daughters, Elizabeth Williams and Sarah Williams and her husband and his friend, Kenny Kilgore.  Most importantly he is survived by his beautiful sons, Wyatt Wright and Beaux Williams.  They were his pride and joy, his world, his everything.  He was their most bestest friend, and will watch over them from Heaven for all times. 

Also surviving are his loving brothers, Larry Pitts Daniels and Barry Michael Romain, as well as his remaining musketeers Jimmy Vaughn and wife, Judy, Brad Campbell and Stevie Jackson of Dickson, Tennessee.            Since moving here in 2008, Terry had the honor of working for Dixon and Dixon.  He considered his employer Gene Dixon, Jr. more than a boss.  Gene was a true friend and a man that Terry respected for his fairness and sense of humor.  Most of all the humor because Terry always wanted to find the funny in every situation.           

He loved heavy metal music, Jeff Gordon and most of all his beloved Michigan Wolverines.  We gonna beat Ohio State this year, Babe!!  He is finally going to get to meet Stevie Ray Vaughn, Bo Shembechler and Ronnie James Dio.           

There is a special place in Heaven for him and will all see him when we get there.  We got this Babe, because you and God have us.           

Private memorial services will be held at the playground he built at Timber Creek Apartments at a date and time to be announced.

           

In lieu of flowers, please make any donations to the Terry Daniels Fund at www.gofundme.com/terry-daniels or to the American Heart Association.

 

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Neva Bartley

Graveside funeral service for Neva Ruth Bartley, age 81 of Seymour will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at Conner Cemetery with Rev. Tim Potts officiating.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the cemetery

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Ms. Bartley passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at United Regional Hospital in Wichita Falls. She was born in Hopkins County on February 2, 1934, the daughter of Arthur "A.L." and Mary Elizabeth (Eppars) Sandifeer. She married James Dale Bartley on May 6, 1951 in Hopkins County.  He preceded her in death in 1969.  She was a retired seamstress at Loom Treasures in Garland.

Survivors include: daughter, Machele Hass and husband, Glenn of Seymour; son, Terry Bartley and wife, Kim of Stephenville; grandchildren, James Ray Bartley, Leigh Ann Hill, Heather Bourland and Candice Hager; great-grandchildren, Haleigh Bush, MiKayla Bush, Breanna Bartley, Anthony Wayne Hill, Levi Bourland and Lani Bourland.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, L.T. Sandifeer; O.L. "Buck" Sandifeer and A.J. Sandifeer; one sister, Ella Wayne Bearden and one granddaughter.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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L. Buel Berry

L. Buel Berry was born in Edgewood, Texas on December 2, 1922 to S. W. and Laura Berry and passed away March 27, 2015.  He graduated from Edgewood High School in 1940 and attended Texas A & M for 2 years then enlisted in the Air Force in 1942 serving in Italy until the of the war.  After returning from the war he married Deolva Jordan in 1945.  She preceded him in death in 2008.  Returning to college at Sam Houston University he graduated with a degree in Agriculture and taught Ag for 3 years.  He began work with Farmers Home Administration (USDA) in 1951 and retired in 1982 after 32 years of government service.  After a few months of retirement he went to work for Sulphur Springs Building and Loan as a staff Appraiser.  After 6 years he began working privately as an Appraiser until 2000 when he retired to his farm. 

He was always active in the community and First Baptist Church.  He served as a deacon in 4 churches.  He taught the Radio Bible Class at First Baptist Church for 24 years and served for many years on various church committees, pastor search committees and the Rehobeth Baptist Association Board.  During his time with FHA he worked in 18 different offices throughout the state.  He was instrumental in helping many of the dairy farms in Hopkins County get started as well as helping establish many of the rural water systems here.  He had received the Honorary Future Farmers of America Degree.  He served as President of the Chamber of Commerce, Professional Ag Workers, President of the Hopkins County Dairy Festival, Grand Marshall of the parade, President of the United Way, President of the NET Livestock Association and many other civic duties.  He and Deolva enjoyed traveling and camping for many years. 

Buel is survived by a brother Haskell of Canton, his sons, Ricky and wife Becky of Sulphur Springs, and Randy and wife Denette of Pittsburg, grandchildren Michele and husband Jon Colburn of College Station, Kristi and Byron Maxton of Mt. Vernon and Brian and Kelly Berry of Pittsburg and 7 great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by Deolva, his parents, 2 brothers and a grandson Ben. 

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday March 29, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Services will be held at First Baptist Church Sanctuary at 1:00 p.m., Monday, March 30, 2015 with Pastors Mark Bryant, Fred Lewis and Tommy Johnston officiating.  Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Galyean, Gene White, Don Deaton, Kenneth Ward, Clyde Nichols, Lum Lumsden, Robert Carpenter, Jimmy Lloyd and the deacons of First Baptist Church.  

A private burial service will later be held at City Cemetery. 

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

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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James Franklin Wooten

Graveside funeral services for James Franklin Wooten, age 78 of Brashear will be held Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Brashear Cemetery.

Mr. Wooten passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at his residence. 

He was born in Bosco, Louisiana on November 13, 1936, the son of James Elbert and Juanita Samonia (Alonzo) Wooten. He served in the U.S. Air Force, was a land surveyor, member of the Knights of Columbus and of the Catholic faith.

Survivors include: daughter, Diana Wooten of Brashear; son, Morgan Wooten and wife, Jacqueline of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Ethan Wilson, Aaron Wooten and Abigail Wooten; brother, Bobby Wooten of West Monroe, LA; nephew, Robby Roberts of West Monroe, LA and niece, Pauline Tanner of West Monroe, LA.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister-in-law, Elizabeth Delores Dickey.

 

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Bobby "Bob" Truett Carrington

Bobby Truett Carrington, age 80 of Mount Joy, passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 4, 2015 at the Enloe Methodist Church. Rev. Stacey Smith and Bro. Shane Carrington will be officiating. A private family burial will be held prior to the service. Memorials may be made to your local Hospice organization.

Bobby was born on January, 20, 1935 in Enloe, Texas to Truett and Ruth (Blevins) Carrington. He graduated from Enloe High School and went to East Texas State University before joining the Army. Bob married Brenda Cain on June 3, 1955 in Cooper. After his military duties, he graduated from Baylor University.

Bobby may not have had a written "bucket list", but he lived his life to the fullest. >From dairy farming, helping people with his physical therapy, taking his kids on camping trips to owning a golf course; he made every moment count. In the army, he and Brenda were able to travel to many countries and make life-long friends. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was loved and respected by everyone who knew him.

Bobby is survived by his eldest daughter, DeDe Lovett and her husband Danny, a son, Eric Carrington and his wife Phyllis, and his daughter, Amanda Abonza; six grandchildren, two brothers, Jerry Carrington and Ted Carrington; sister-in-law Cathy Rochwalsky and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Brenda Cain Carrington.

 

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James Randall Friddle

Graveside funeral services with military honors for James Randell Friddle, age 65 of Pittsburg, formally of Yantis will be held Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Greenpond Cemetery with Rev. Michael Coker and Dwayne Attaway officiating.  Serving as pallbearers are Dwayne Attaway, Donnie Attaway, Gary Attaway, Mark Cauto, Joshua Cauto and Jack Nolen. 

There will be no formal visitaiton.

 

Mr. Friddle passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Pittsburg Nursing Center in Pittsburg.  He was born in Sulphur Springs on November 21, 1949, the son of Willard Ancel and Doris Mae (Burns) Friddle. He served in the U.S. Marines during the Vietnam War, was a retired electrician, dairyman and member of First Baptist Church Yantis.

Survivors include son, Jason Randell Friddle of Como; sisters, Colleen Nolen and husband, Jack of Yantis, Linda Alpers of Midland, Willadene Attatway and husband, Dwayne of Yantis and Rita Fleming and husband, Dewey of Flower Mound; brothers, Dale Friddle of Greenville and Pete Friddle of Yantis.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials can be made to Greenpond Cemetery Association.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Mary Anna Whitley Patty

Funeral service for Mary Anna Whitley Patty, age 90, of Sulphur Springs, TX, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Shooks Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. Steve Cook and Rev. Henry Suche officiating and Linda Suche assisting. Interment will follow at Shooks Chapel Cemetery with Brian Persinger, Paul Smith, Jimmy Winfrey, Bill Alford, Johnny Ferguson, and Troy Garrett serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, March 27, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Patty passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

She was born on August 16, 1924 in Sulphur Springs, TX, the daughter of James M. and Willie Williams Alexander. She worked in management for Sears, retiring in 1980, and then J.C. Penny, retiring in 1996. She was a member of Shooks Chapel United Methodist Church. She married Jessie C. Whitley on June 30, 1946 in Rockwall.

He preceded her in death on May 14, 1970. She later married Howard Patty on July 7, 1979 in Texas City. He preceded her in death on March 4, 1994.

She is survived by daughter, Debbie Whitley of Sandia, TX, longtime friends, Nancy Hallam of Sandia, Rev. Henry and Linda Suche of Sulphur Springs, and Lynna Nichols of Sulphur Springs who was also her caregiver, and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her two husbands, she was also preceded in death by her parents.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Don McCool

Funeral services for Don McCool, age 67 of Sulphur Springs will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at South Liberty Baptist Church with Bro. Ronnie Miller and Rev. Tim Potts officiating.  Interment will follow at South Liberty Cemetery with Shane Hartman, Michael Russell, Brad McCool, Curtis Mayo, Jack Nelson, Richard Crouch and Harold Bryant serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be numerous cousins and friends. 

Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 PM Tuesday at Tapp Funeral Home.

           

Don passed away Monday, March 23, 2015 at Carriage House Manor in Sulphur Springs.  He was born March 26, 1947 in Sulphur Springs to Andy and Melodine Woods McCool. He was a dairy farmer and was very active in various ag organizations while growing up.  He taught in public schools and had formerly served on the school board in Cumby, Texas.  Don was a former employee of Home Lumber and Lowe’s.  He was a Baptist.

           

He is survived by an uncle, Octave Woods and his wife Linell of Point, Texas; an aunt, Sue Shawbell of Ardmore, Oklahoma; and several McCool cousins and Woods cousins.

           

He was preceded in death by his parents, numerous aunts and uncles, and a special uncle and friend, Freddy Woods.

           

The family would like to give a special thanks to Legacy Hospice, Heart to Heart Hospice and the staff and nurses and nurses aides at Carriage House Manor Cottages.

           

The family requests memorials to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org/donate and the American Diabetes Association at www.diabetes.org/MonthlyDonations.

 

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Odell Baxley

Odell Baxley, 90, a life-long resident of Hopkins County, left his earthly home to rejoice in his eternal home with Christ his Savior on March 23, 2015. He passed peacefully from this life surrounded by his family at Carriage House Manor.

Odell, “Papa,” was born on August 31, 1924 in Sulphur Springs to Leonard and Lillie Ann Owens Baxley. He would fondly recall times he spent coon hunting or looking for arrowheads in the creek with his brothers growing up. His family lived in the Union community and would make the trip to Sulphur Springs by wagon only twice a year when he was young.

He attended elementary school at Park Springs and Union Schools. He graduated high school from Sulphur Springs. He left with a talent at spinning tops and playing marbles that he later enjoyed showing his grandkids. Following his graduation, Papa bravely and dutifully answered the call to serve in World War II.

He served two years as private first class in the 87th Mountain Infantry Division, Company D in Italy, Yugoslavia, and Austria during World War II, earning a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. He rarely wanted to share the heartache he experienced during the war, but he will always be our hero. And the best birthday he ever had was his 21st because he got to celebrate it back at home after the war.

Always a hero, he stopped to help some stranded motorists in Reilly Springs and met the love of his life, Ima Jean Hurley. They married on May 28, 1949 in Sulphur Springs. He worked at TEMCO Aircraft Co in Greenville and was a career dairyman. Odell was a faithful member of Union Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, since 1939.

Papa said his greatest goals in life were to be a good daddy, a good grandfather, and most of all, a good Christian man. He had a “quiet and gentle spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious” (1 Pet 3:4).  And the legacy he leaves with seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren is a testament to God’s blessings in his life. His greatest happiness came from spending time with his family.

Odell Baxley leaves to cherish his memory daughters Charlotte (Kenneth) Baxter, Sheila (Arvis) Tanton, and Lesa (Larry) Knotts, all of Sulphur Springs; his grandchildren Kenny Baxter, Joey Baxter, Sharla Tanton Campbell, Shandra Tanton Dunn, Larissa Knotts, Lance Knotts, all of Sulphur Springs, Landon Knotts of Austin; and sister Arlene Dollar of New Boston, brother Rev. Larry Baxley of Sulphur Springs.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Ima Jean Baxley, in 2014; his parents Leonard and Lillie Baxley; four sisters, Esther Dickey, Maurine Baxley, Wilma Baxley, Cleo Acker; five brothers, Arville Baxley, Murrell Baxley, L.C. Baxley, Ray Gene Baxley, Thelbert Baxley.

Pallbearers will be James Paul Baxley, Joey Baxter, Kenny Baxter, John Campbell, David Dunn, and Landon Knotts.

Visitation for Odell Baxley will be held Tuesday, March 24, 2015, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home. Funeral services with military honors will be held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Union Baptist Church with Rev. L.D. Baxley officiating. Interment will follow at Reilly Springs Cemetery.

 

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

 

 

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Nelda LaWanda McDaniel

Nelda LaWanda McDaniel, 80, of Commerce passed away in Paris on Saturday, March 21, 2015.

Nelda was born in Deport, TX, on January 20, 1935, to Andrew R. Jenkins and Viola Elizabeth Jenkins. On May 2, 1955, she married John Preston McDaniel. She retired as office manager for A-1 Plumbing.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her sons: John Preston McDaniel Jr. and Tommy Lee McDaniel; and, her two brothers.

Survivors include her sons: Roger McDaniel and Jerry McDaniel both of Commerce; her step-son, Junior Eudy of Commerce; her daughter, Nelda Velez of Colorado Springs, CO; her special friend, Bill Kennedy of Commerce; 10 grandchildren; and, 14 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, from 9:15 - 10:00 a.m. at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at Rosemound Cemetery in Commerce.

Pallbearers will be Preston McDaniel, Joseph McDaniel, Danny McDaniel, Chris McDaniel, Keane Velez and Michael Stevenson.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Russell B. Easley and Shea Shaw.

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

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Jean Funderburk

Jean Funderburk departed this life on March 21, 2015.  She was born on June 21, 1925, in the Mt. Zion Community to Oscar and Ruth Vaughn Cameron.  She married W.C. (Dub) Funderburk on December 23, 1945, in Commerce, Texas.  He preceded her in death on August 17, 1983.

Jean graduated from Commerce High School in 1942.  She was the secretary for Commerce High School for several years.  She worked for Cameron Butane Service and Automatic Gas for eight years.  In 1983 she became the office manager for Dr. Robert Cozart, Sr and Dr. Robert Cozart, Jr. until her retirement in 2005 at the age of eighty.

Jean was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.  Even though she worked, she always found time to enjoy her grandsons.  During her retirement years, she enjoyed working crossword puzzles and keeping her grand-dog, Heidi, everyday.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Dough Rollins Sunday School Class.  She served on the Rosemound Cemetery Board for several years.

She is survived by son, Bill Funderburk and wife, LaVerne of Hamilton, Texas; and daughter, Luann Huffman and husband, David of Commerce.  Also surviving are grandsons: Brian Funderburk of Carrollton, Kyle Funderburk of Houston and Clint Funderburk and wife, Karri of Kennedale; niece, Barbara Shields and husband, Jim Hamilton of Georgetown; and nephew, Jimmy Cameron of Commerce.

Preceding her in death were her parents; brother, Dale Cameron and wife Jessie; brother, Deryl Cameron; sister, Marie Shields and husband, Paul; and two nephews: Johnson Shields and Johnny Cameron.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Commerce.  Visitation will be held on Monday, March 23, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home.

Pallbearers are Brian Funderburk, Kyle Funderburk, Clint Funderburk, Dr. Robert Cozart, Jr., Jim Peek and Joe Mangual. 

Honorary pallbearers are Gene Casselberry, Dr. Robert Cozart, Sr., Charlie Smith and Randy Manning.

The family expresses deep appreciation for the loving care given by Dr. Rick Selvaggi, 1st Choice Home Health Care and Briarcliff Health Center.

Memorials may be given to the First United Methodist Church, 1709 State Highway 24, Commerce, Texas 75428 or Rosemound Cemetery Association, P O Box 408, Commerce, Texas 75429.

Funeral services are under the direction of Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home of Commerce, Texas.

 

Joy E. Kozeluh

 A funeral mass of Christian burial will be held for Joy E. Kozeluh, age 68, of Sulphur Springs, TX, at 12 noon, Friday, March 27, 2015 at St. James Catholic Church with father Juan Carlos Sardinas officiating.  Interment will follow at Pirtle Cemetery with the grandsons, Erik Modisette, Brandon Love, Dusty Love, Daniel Cash, Joseph Gable and Allen Gable serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with Rosary beginning at 7:00 p.m. 

Mrs. Kozeluh passed away Saturday, March 21, 2015 at her residence. 

Mrs. Kozeluh was born on April 12, 1946 in Gainesville, TX.  She married Terry Kozeluh on December 28, 1962 in Compton, CA.  He survives.  Mrs. Kozeluh was a homemaker and a member of St. James Catholic Church.  She loved to work in her garden and loved to bowl and do crafts.   

In addition to her husband she is survived by her son, Robert Kozeluh and wife Marsha of Kilgore, daughters, Leah Modisette and husband Kevin of Gladewater, Susan Love and husband Chuck of Kilgore and Ann Marie Kozeluh and husband Charles of Arkansas, sisters, Joyce Crawford and husband Billy of Porter, TX, Joann Reed and husband Don of Denton, TX, grandchildren, April Cash, Stephanye Hill, Erik Modisette, Brandon Love, Dusty Love, Joseph Gable, Allen Gable, Ashley Bilyeu, Caitlin Kozeluh and Kristina Kozeluh, great-grandchildren, Savannah Cash, Blaire Kaufman, Aireal Cash, Chloe Kaufman, Lauren love, Ruemor Love, Lia Love, Landry Love, Skye Love, J. B. Hill, Ashliynn Gable, Madilynn Gable, Carter Daniel Rodriguez Gable and Carli Rodriguez Gable. 

She was preceded in death by her father, J.T. Ray and her sister, Jerry Lynn Smith.  

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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David Wayne Key

    

Graveside Funeral Services for David Wayne Key, age 49,  will be held 3:00 pm, Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Donelton Cemetery.

  

David Wayne Key passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Paris Regional Medical Center. He was born on January 11, 1966 in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba the son of Bennie and Beulah Key. He was of the Baptist faith.

  

Survivors include: Brothers, Billy Key of Jackson, Mississippi and James Key of Crandall.

   

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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

 

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Sue Rogers

Sue Rogers, age 60, of Sulphur Springs, passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at her residence. 

She was born on August 19, 1954 to Eldon Ray and Bonnie May Dockens Morris in Snyder, Texas.   She had worked as a nurse.

Sue is survived by a son, Scott Rogers of Longview, Texas; a daughter, Jere Crawford of Sulpher Springs, Texas; 2 brothers, Mike Morris and Teddy Morris of Snyder, Texas; a sister, Peggy Koenig of San Antonio, Texas; and 5 grandchildren, Caitlin Rogers, Bryce Rogers, Cristian Crawford, Aubrey Crawford and Izabel Crawford. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Buddy Rogers; a son, Adam Rogers, and a granddaughter, Casie Rogers.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

           

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

 

 

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June Tuck

June Tuck, 81, went to be with the Lord on March, 19, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loved ones in McKinney, Texas. 

She was born on June 23, 1933 on a cotton farm in Midlothian, Texas. She was the only child of her late parents Barney and Ora England. June grew up in Texarkana, Texas where she met the love of her life, Bill, to which she shortly married on July 22, 1950. The first five years of their marriage were spent supporting him state side as he served as a Marine in the Korean Conflict. In 1955 they started a small watch repair and jewelry business in Sulphur Springs inside Sterling Drug store. The growing business moved to a new location on the historic downtown square. Tuck’s Jewelers operated successfully for 40 years before they retired.    She was an active part of the community. She was involved in Boy Scouts as a Webelos leader and leader for special needs scouts.  She served on the Charter committees for the Hopkin’s County Museum, and Veteran’s memorial marker. She was implemental in locating several of the building for the Heritage Park.  After locating the fireman’s bell, she worked with the city and firemen to have it restored. As a Charter Member of the Historical Commission, many historic landmark markers were made possible through her research including the Federal Stockade.  For years, she wrote KSST segment “Main Street Moments”.  She was a past member of the Genealogy Society. She was passionate about history and genealogy. Countless hours were spent helping others across the US trace their family tree.  Her vast genealogy work is now preserved in the archives at A & M Commerce She was author of several books.  Hopkins County Cemeteries was a labor of love.  She spent 9 years roaming the pastures to find the remote cemeteries of the county and recording a permanent record. Inspired by the Federal Stockade, she wrote Civil War Shadows which has sold from coast to coast and June was honored that the Smithsonian Institute requested a copy. She helped compile several books that honored the ancestors of Hopkins County. A passion for gardening won her several beautification awards and she enjoyed sharing her flowers and fish pond during the garden tours. Other passions included family, traveling, reading and cooking.

June is survived by her loving husband of 64 years Bill, daughter and son in law, Deborah and Faron Young of McKinney, Texas, son Keith Tuck of Sulphur Springs, Texas.  Grandchildren,  Jenica and Alexander Mawford of McKinney, Texas,  Melissa Johnson of Sulphur Springs, and Kortney Tuck of Sulphur Spring, Texas  and four great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by grandson James Jared Young and great granddaughter Cadence June Prasifka.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 3:00pm at West Oaks Funeral Home , Sulphur Springs with burial at Sulphur Springs Cemetery. There will be no graveside service. 

Family will visit with guest prior to service from 2 to 3 in chapel area. 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to your favorite charity in Memory of June Tuck 2702 Northview, McKinney, Texas 75070.  

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home. 

 

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Mark H. Rorie

Funeral services for Mark H. Rorie, age 65 of Sulphur Springs will be  held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Jeff Harris officiating.  Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park. 

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Rorie passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 in Plano.

He was born in Paris on September 4, 1949 the son of Joel David and Mary Louise (Garmon) Rorie.  He married Paula Bicknell.He was a member of the Texas Association of Sports Officials (TASO) for thirty-four years during that time, he refereed the Texas High School All-Star game.  He also sat on the Board of Directors for Amoco Federal Credit Union as the President.

Survivors include wife, Paula Rorie; son, Chris Rorie of Sulphur Springs; daughter, J.J. Rorie of Chicago, IL; brother, Joe Rorie and wife, Sheila of Sulphur Springs; sister, Janette Watson and husband, Gene of Sulphur Springs; mother-in-law, Carrie Ransom; two brother-in-laws, Tom Ransom and Jim Bicknell; two nephews, David Watson and wife, Myra and Jeff Rorie; three nieces, Gena Prickette and husband, John, Courtney McNeal and husband, Seth and Brittney Spruiell and husband, Ashby and one aunt, Frances Hopkins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and Allie Rorie (grand-dog and special friend).

 

 

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Lillie Mae Reed

Funeral arrangements for Lillie Mae Reed, age 84 of Sulphur Springs are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mrs. Reed passed away Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Sunny Springs Nursing Home.

 

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Alice Goforth

Graveside service for Alice Goforth, 76, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Horton Cemetery with Rev. Donnie Powers officiating.

Pallbearers will be Collin Stroud, Paul Clayton, Brandon Clayton, Josh Duke, Cameron Stroud, David Rojo, and Justin Duke. Honorary pallbearers will be all her adopted kids.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Alice passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born on September 5, 1938 in Tulsa, OK, the daughter of Raymond Richard and Erma Vetto Rice Smith. She worked for Community Chest, Green Thumb, and various school districts.

She is survived by son, Steve Duke and wife Laura of Dike, daughters, Brenda Stroud and husband Ricky of Yantis, Rhonda Clayton and husband George of Commerce, brother, Dick Smith and wife Nita of Ft. Worth, sisters, Billie Jean Bullock of Ft. Worth, Peggy Hedrick of Duncan, Ok, Devonna Perryman of Lodi, CA, grandchildren, Paul Clayton and wife Crystal of Commerce, Brandon Clayton of Commerce, Collin Stroud of Sulphur Springs, Josh Duke of Sulphur Springs, Alice Ritchey and husband David of Sulphur Springs, Cameron Stroud and wife Ashley of Forney, Grace Cox of Sulphur Springs, Amber Stribling of Sulphur Springs, Justin Duke of Dike, and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Sue Lynn Cox, sister, Lois Smith, and one great-granddaughter, Chandler.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Betty Jean Wood

Private funeral services for Betty Jean Wood, age 78, of Sulphur Springs will be held.

Mrs. Wood passed away at her residence on Thursday, March 12, 2015.

She was born on January 13, 1937, the daughter of Edsell and Dorothy Love Moore, in Mervwin, MO. She married Harold Lynn "Woody" Wood, on November 8, 1964, in Las Vegas, NV.

Survivors include: her husband, Harold "Woody" Wood; a daughter, Kathy Cook of Sulphur Springs; sons, Michael Wood and wife Jodi of Sulphur Springs, and Jerry Wood of Los Angles, CA; a brother, Jack Moore of Sulphur Springs; and grandchildren, Lauren Cook, Elexa Wood, and Lyndon Wood.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Carol Adell Tadlock

Carol Adell Tadlock age 74 of Brashear, Texas passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at Sunny Springs Nursing Home in Sulphur Springs, Texas. 

She was born on August 4, 1940 in Greenville, Texas to Edwin and Evelyn Smith Branom.  She married Clarence Wayne Tadlock on February 13, 1957 in Durant, Oklahoma and he precedes her in death.   

Mrs. Tadlock was of the Baptist Faith, she and her husband were active in prison ministry.  She was a known for the beautiful drapes that she made, and her love of animals.  Nannie, as she was better known by her family, was a loving wife, mother grandmother, and great-grandmother and will be dearly missed. 

She is survived by three children; Robin Pickens and her husband Russell of Bluffton, Arkansas, Randy Tadlock and wife Leann of Sulphur Springs, and Rusty Tadlock of Mena, Arkansas, four grandchildren Randy W. Tadlock, Jennifer Haynes, Brandon Tadlock, Shannon Tadlock, and six great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband and grandson Jason Tadlock.

  

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. at R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home Chapel in Wolfe City.  Interment will follow at Ladonia Cemetery in Ladonia, Texas with Ty Romans, Matt Romans, Jennifer Haynes, Tray Haynes, Randy W. Tadlock, and Russell Pickens serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Tyler Crumpton-Tadlock and Landon Tadlock.

Visitation will be held on Monday, March 16, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. at R. W. Owens & Son Funeral Home in Wolfe City, Texas.

 

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Glynn Rabe

Funeral service for Glynn Rabe , 89, of Emory, will be held Monday, March 16, 2015, at the Church of Christ in Emory.  David Baker and RobertWaller will officiate.  Burial will follow in Lynch Cemetery. 

Visitation will be Sunday evening, 4:00 - 6:00 at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Rabe died Friday afternoon at his residence.

He was born Feb. 28, 1926, in Point, to Robert William and Caldonia Belzora Pound. Mr. Rabe served his country during WWII in the U.S. Navy. He served, on a supply ship, in the South Pacific.  His position was  an anti-aircraft gunner. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Emory. He married Leta Stewart Hurst, at Flats, on June 14, 1984.Mr. Rabe was  a retired fire fighter for the Dallas Fire Dept.

Survivors include: Mother:  Leta Rabe of Emory Daughter:  Diana (Rabe) Liles (Gary) of Scurry2 Sons:  Scott Rabe (Jeana) of VanChad Rabe (Diane) of Arlington2 step-sons:  Steven Hurst (Sheriee) of Point; and Roger Hurst (Trena) of Ok2 step-daughters:  Annette Foster (Dick) of Emory, and Vicki Walker (Jack) of Golden Grandchildren:  Zac, Lauren, Chase, David, and Hunter Step-grandchildren:  Shanda, Syrus, Stewart, Sammie, Sara, Roger, Jr., Derek Brian, and Canyou Great-grandchildren:  Hannah, Brennen, Bryce, Allie, Jacie, Gus, Beau, Luke, Dillan, and Cod yMother of his children:  Louise Rabe Loving extended family

Preceded in death by:  Parents, 4 brothers, Lester Rabe, Garrett Rabe, J.B. Rabe, and John Rabe4 Sisters:  Lota Cason, Gert Hughey, Cleo Ivy, Ophelia Matlack

Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home directed the service.

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Robert Sims

Funeral service for Robert Sims, Jr., 85, of Como, TX will be held at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at Mason & Mason Mortuary, 200 Putman StreetSulphur Springs, TX. Burial will follow at Independent Cemetery with friends and family serving as pallbearers.  

No formal Visitation by family.

Mr. Sims can be viewed at the funeral home from 8.00 a.m. thru 5:00 p.m.  Monday and prior to the funeral service on Tuesday.   

 Mr. Sims died Thursday, March 12, 2015 at residence    

Mr. Sims was born on September 27, 1929 in Como, TX, the son of Robert Sims, Sr. and Emma D. Payne Sims. Both parents preceded him in death. Mr. Sims was a self-employed handyman.   Mr. Sims was a member of Independent Baptist Church.

  

Mr. Sims leaves to cherish his memories one daughter; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

 

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Caden Lynn Burnside

Graveside service for Caden Lynn Burnside, infant son of Braden Charles Burnside and Cheramie Alexis Ayala will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 16, 2015, at Restlawn Memorial Park with Pastor Eric Godwin officiating.

Caden went to Heaven on March 12, 2015 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

He is survived by his parents, grandparents, John and Tammy Burnside of Dike, Shawn and Christy Crook of Emory, and Tony and Chastity Ayala of Corsicana, great-grandparents, Gene and Patsy Neal of Dike, Marion Burnside of Des Moines, IA, Cindy Myers of Malakoff, and Wayne and Elaine Wilson of Ben Wheeler, great-great-grandmothers, Wanda Collins of Sulphur Springs, and Joyce Box of Ben Wheeler, aunts and uncles, Brenton and Brooklynn Burnside of Dike, and Landon Peacemaker of Wichita Falls.

He was preceded in death by great-grandmother Judy Burnside of Des Moines, IA.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Betty Wood

Funeral arrangements for Betty Wood, age 78 of Sulphur Springs are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Ms. Wood passed away Thursday, March 12, 2015 at her residence.

 

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Joshua Michael George


Funeral services for Joshua Michael George 29, of Quitman, are scheduled for 3:00 P.M. Sunday, March 15, 2015, First Assembly of God Church, Quitman with Reverends Byron George and Ken Otwell officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Mineola. Family will receive friends 1 hour prior to service time at the First Assembly of God Church, Quitman.

Josh was born November 11, 1985 in Tyler to Barry J. George and Julie Weakley George and passed away March 12, 2015 in Tyler. Josh served in the U. S. Army and was a mentor for at risk children. Josh was working toward his dream of being a paramedic. He lived most of his life in Quitman. 

Josh is preceded in death by a sister, Jennifer George.

He is survived by his parents, Barry George and wife Elaine, Canton ; his mother Julie George, Quitman; 3 sisters, Amanda Garman, Webster, NY, Christy Brown, Canton and Lauren Parker Wilcox, Quitman, cousins and extended family.

Arrangements are with Lowe's Funeral Home in Quitman, Texas.

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Billy H. Birdsong

Funeral services for Billy H. Birdsong, age 81 of Sulphur Springs will be  held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, March 15, 2015 at First Baptist Church Sulphur Springs - Spence Chapel with Rev. Fred Lewis officiating.

Visitation will be held at 1:30 p.m., prior to the service at the chapel.

Bill passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 in Tyler.

He was born in Mt. Vernon on November 14, 1933, son of John and Nellie (Moore) Birdsong.  He married Monica Birdsong.

He was a graduate of Texas Tech University, served proudly in the Navy, as a fire control technician, served on the aircraft carrier USS Lake Champlain along with several other Navy vessels.  He was honorably discharged in 1961.  Bill was also known as for his love of automobiles.  He owned and operated various automotive businesses in Waco and Sulphur Springs, the latter of which was Birdsong Brake and Alignment.  He taught automobile mechanics at Texas State Technical College in Waco, mathematics at Robert E. Lee High School in Tyler, Lubbock Monterrey High School and various Sunday School classes at the church.  He was an active member at First Baptist Church Sulphur Springs and was previously an active member with First Baptist Church Elm Mott.

Survivors include wife, Monica Birdsong; three sons, Lindsey Birdsong and wife, Lynette of Tyler, Keith Birdsong and wife, Leigh of Plano, Brad Birdsong and wife, Luci of Lubbock; one sister, Helen Mann of Sulphur Springs; six grandchildren, Nichole Birdsong, Erin Birdsong, Jordan Birdsong, Chase Birdsong, Elissa Birdsong and Shelby Birdsong.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Eugene Birdsong and David Birdsong and two sisters, Hazel Neumann and Movalynn Fildes.

Memorials can be made to the charity of your choice or to the J.L. Gulley, Jr. Texas Tech Scholarship Fund at East Texas Communities Foundation (www.etcf.org).

 

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Elton E. Burgstahler

Elton E. Burgstahler, age 90, of Springfield MO (former resident of Sulphur Springs Texas) passed away in Mercy Hospital, Springfield MO, on Saturday February 28, 2015.  Once the music director at the First United Methodist Church, Roxton United Methodist Church, and organist at the Presbyterian Church of Sulphur Springs, Elton touched the inner musician of all he came in contact with.  He was a published musician, avid in religious communities in the area, and accompanist of solo performers within the Sulphur Springs High School band for several years. 

Born on September 16, 1924, in Orland California, he and his wife, Vicki McKay Burgstahler, moved to Sulphur Springs TX with their children, after meeting at Southwest Missouri State University.  His in-laws, Kenneth and Billie McKay, were the founders of the McKay music company, of which is still in business to this day.

His is survived by his wife Vicki McKay Burgstahler, children Krista Burgstahler Piper and Devin Burgstahler, and grandchildren Nathaniel Burgstahler and Ethan Thomas, all of whom currently reside in Springfield MO. 

Services to honor his life, and a tribute to the musical imprint made on others will be at 3:00 pm on Saturday, March 14, 2015, at the Southminister Presbyterian Church in Springfield, MO.  The family asks donations be made to the Marie Burgstahler Memorial Scholarship at Missouri State University (MSU), Springfield MO. 

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Joan High

Private Services will be held for Joan High, age 79, of Sulphur Springs, who passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

She was born on July 3, 1935 to Albert and Inez (Woodward) Klerlein in Baltimore, Maryland.  She married Edward Eugene High on April 10, 1967 in Rockwall.

Survivors include: husband, Ed High; sons, Richard Hawkins and Robert Hawkins; daughter, Karen Callenius; seven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

 

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Oleta Bearden

Funeral services for Oleta Bearden, age 91 of the Tira Community will be  held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Tira First United Methodist Church with Rev. LeRoy Reeves, Rev. David Larkin and Rev. Ed Dodd officiating. Interment will follow at Tira Cemetery with David James, Brian Lewis, Jim Garner, Floyd Lawson, Floyd Peyton, Jim Gregg, Wade Bartley and Danny Evans serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers are Evan Lewis, Eastan Lewis, Eden Lewis, David James and Danny James. 

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Oleta passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 in Sulphur Springs.

She was born in Tira on December 31, 1923, to G.H. and Mary Ruth (Chapman) Weir. She married Ervin Richard Bearden on October 9, 1948 in Tyler.  He preceded her in death.  She was a retired IRS Clerk, graduate of East Texas State University and was a member of the Tira First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include: nephew, Danny Evans and wife, Debra of Sulphur Springs; great-nieces, Danna Lewis and husband, Brian, Dee Ann Evans and Dusti James and husband, David; great-great-niece, Eden Lewis and great-great-nephews, Eastan Lewis, Evan Lewis, David James and Danny James.Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Dorothy Gene Evans.

Memorials can be made to the Tira Cemetery Association or the Tira First United Methodist Church.

 

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Tony Chance Ross

Graveside service for Chance Ross, 34, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Old Tarrant Cemetery with Rev. Ronny Rudd officiating.

There will be no formal visitation.

Chance passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler, TX.

He was born on February 6, 1981 in Greenville, TX, the son of Tony and Shelley Ross. He was a graduate of the Sulphur Springs High School Class of 2000.

He is survived by his parents, brothers, Chad Ross of Sulphur Springs, Chayson Ross and wife Sarah of Sulphur Springs, grandparents, Pat and Casey Ross of Sulphur Springs, Sherry and Billy Ford of Texarkana, and Bob and Bassima Story of Las Atos Hill, California.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Henry Ford, Jr. "Tim"

 

Funeral service for Henry Ford, Jr. “Tim”, 70, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Morning Chapel Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Harold Nash and Rev. Bobby Dawson officiating. Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Maurice Ford, Jr., Lawrence Washington, Jr., Bryan Ford, Sr., Leonard Ford, Jerry Washington, Jr., Dennis Ford, Jr., Christopher Washington, Sr. serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Elmer Dial, Lonnie Ford, Eldon Ford, L.J. Wade, Charles Clayton, and the Deacons of Morning Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

There will be no formal visitation.

Mr. Ford passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

He was born on November 13, 1944 in Sulphur Springs, TX, the son of Henry Ford, Sr. and Pearlie Mae Dial Ford. He worked for many years and retired from Cabot Corporation in Pampa, TX. He was a member of Morning Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

He is survived by children, Keitha Willis (Eric) of Frisco, Kailyn Ford of Garland, Jaime Ford, Sr. of Las Angeles, CA, Shannon Hughes of Amarillo, Lamont Ford (Jacoby) of Washington, DC, and Jonathan Ford of Yokota, Japan, sisters, Pauline Washington of Dallas, Rosie Baker of Grand Prairie, Greta Nash of Sulphur Springs, brother, Rev. G.D. Ford, Sr. (Queen) of Duncanville, grandchildren, Jaime Ford, Jr., Erica Willis, Vontra, Josiah and Jadyn Ford, and LaKeith, Paiton, Davion and Zhkaja Hughes.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Maurice Ford, Sr.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Paul H. Rosamond

Funeral services for Paul H. Rosamond, age 91 of Sulphur Springs will be  held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 16, 2015 at First Baptist Church Dallas with Dr. Robert Jeffress and Rev. Alan Lynch officiating.

Visitation will be held at 9:00 a.m., prior to the service at the church.

Paul passed away on Monday, March 9, 2015 in Sulphur Springs.

He was born in Oklahoma City, OK on August 26, 1923, son of William Samuel and Elizabeth (Horschler) Rosamond.  He married Betty Frances Growe on May 8, 1943.Shortly after May 8, 1943 he left for Cadet Officer Training preparing to be shipped overseas as part of the Allied invasion of Normandy, France. Paul landed on Utah Beach with the 80th Division famed 317th Infantry on August 5, 1944 and participated in General Patton’s 3rd army advance across Northern France. He was severely wounded being awarded a Purple Heart with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, 3 bronze service stars, and various military ribbons. His wounds included the loss of his left thumb and index finger, among other life-threatening wounds. However, by God’s providence, he returned home.

           

Survivors include two sons, David Frank Rosamond and wife Lerria of Dallas, and Larry Rosamond and wife Dee of Sulphur Springs; one daughter, Sherry Lynne Hargrove and husband, Alan of Dallas; grandchildren Michaelia Brown, Miranda Jones, Preston Rosamond, Julie Locatis, Jennie Ambrose, Jonathan Rosamond, Jordan Hahn, Jennifer Grumbles, Tiffany Hargrove Broyles, Natalie Hargrove Maybee, Hillary Hargrove Mangano, and Brittany Hargrove; great grandchildren, Shaina, Skylar and Cade Brown, Price Rosamond, Nicholas Locatis, Lucas Locatis, Ava Grace Ambrose, Aubrey Rose Hahn, Savannah Grumbles, Walker Grumbles, Lily and Adelyn Mangano, and Olivia and Blake Broyles; brother, Daniel L. Rosamond of St. Louis Missouri; five nieces and nephews, and their children. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Ben A. Rosamond.

 

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Norman "Shorty" Ferrell

Funeral services for Norman "Shorty" Ferrell, age 66 of Sulphur Springs will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Central Baptist Church with Rev. Bruce Stinson officiating.  Graveside service will follow at Emblem Cemetery with Jerry Pat Horton, Sigmund Wright, Brenan Rhodes, Wes Jordan, Rusty Schulz and Winston Grayson serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers are Carl Jones, Chuck Askins, David Lowry, Larry Jordan and Toby Price.  Visitation will be held on Monday, March 9, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Ferrell passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at his residence. 

He was born in Sulphur Springs on May 13, 1948, the son of Smith and Iva (Baucom) Ferrell. He is survived by Valeria Sue (Edwards) Ferrell, whom he married on August 15, 1967 in Hopkins County.  He was a machinist at Flowserve and of the Baptist faith. 

Other survivors include: daughter, Konya Ferrell of Colorado; son, Allen Ferrell and wife, Lois of The Colony; brothers, J.G. Ferrell of Lewisville and Red Ferrell of Honey Grove; sister, Sue Daniels of Yantis and grandchildren, Anne Ferrell and Leslie Ferrell. He was preceded in death by his parents. 

Memorials can be made to the Gideons International at www.gideons.org and click "Give a Donation" or Central Baptist Church - Youth Department, 840 Connally St., Sulphur Springs, Texas  75482.

 

 

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Bonnie Mae Starrett

Funeral services for Bonnie Mae Starrett, age 73 of Sulphur Springs were held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 9, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Pastor Rodney Crist and Pastor James McKee officiating.  Interment was at Restlawn Memorial Park with Bill Alexander, Wesley Crist, Bo Kyle, Charles Edwards, Britney Starrett, Charles Starrett, Stephen Starrett and Nathan Crist serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers were Carlton Sewell, John Barker and Paul Williams. Visitation was held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, March 8, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mrs. Starrett passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Sunny Springs Nursing Home.

She was born in DeRidder, LA on July 16, 1941, the daughter of Allie Lee and Elva (Harper) Sewell. She was a homemaker and a member of County Line Baptist Church.

Survivors include: sons, Stephen Wayne Starrett and wife, Mary and Charles Edward Starrett and wife, Teresa; brothers, L.D. Sewell and Gene Sewell; sister, Elaine Carpenter; grandchildren, Nicole Starrett, Britney Starrett, Kara Kyle, Bo Kyle and Callie Starrett; great-grandchildren, Haylee Kyle and Natalee Kyle.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Callie Sewell.

 

 

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Billie VanWey

Funeral Service for Billie VanWey, age 82 of Sulphur Springs will be 3:00 p.m., Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Pastor Rusty Posey officiating. 

Visitation will be held at 2:00 p.m., one hour prior to the service.  Interment will be at Sulphur Springs City Cemetery with Lonnie Taylor, Will VanWey, Jr., Caleb VanWey, Heath Halbert, Floyd Hutcherson and Scott Wren serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers are Ralph Hutcherson, Jr. Keith Weatherhead, Gary Lewis, Joe Woodall and Billy Reynolds.

Mrs. VanWey passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at Sulphur Springs Health & Rehab. 

She was born on October 9, 1932 the daughter of Pete and Cleo (Yeates) Landreth. She married Ernest VanWey in December, 1970 at Durant, OK.  He survives.  She volunteered for several places that included the Hopkins County Memorial Hospital as a Pink Lady, senior citizens center and church nursery.  She was also a member of the Assembly of God church.

Other survivors include: sons, Ronnie Hutcherson of Yowell, Ralph Hutcherson and wife, Tonie of Fairley and Will VanWey and wife, Sandra of Sulphur Springs; daughter, Sherry Woodall of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Stephanie Halbert, Cristy Wren, Ralph Hutcherson, Jr., Spencer Woodall, Destinee Hutcherson, Michael Hutcherson, Floyd Hutcherson, Caleb VanWey, Will VanWey, Jr., Lacinda VanWey and numerous great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Tommy Landreth and one grandchild, Shandell Kizer.

 

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Larry Don Massey

Funeral Services for Larry Don Massey, age 65 of Sulphur Springs will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, March 8, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Rev. Byron George and Dr. Joel Tiemeyer.  Interment will follow at Salem Cemetery in Alba with Shane Russom, Dusty Davis, Austan Davis, Massey Davis, Cory Ogle, Wayne Wilson, Shannon Davis and Jeff Murray serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Larry Don passed away on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at his residence. 

He was born on March 22, 1949 in Sulphur Springs the son of E.J. and Ruth Juandine (Taylor) Massey. He was a car salesman for Price Ford Lincoln Murray for many years and a member of The Way Bible Church.

Survivors include: daughters, Cristie Massey of Sulphur Springs and Victoria Smith and husband, Jacoby of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Jessica Woodson, Tabitha Murray, Braydon Smith, Deacon Smith and Codi Smith; sisters, Mary Loveless and husband, Olan of Mineola and Judy Causey and husband, Tim of Sulphur Springs.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Cody Don Massey.

 

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Levi David Baker "Dee"

Memorial Service for Levi David Baker "Dee", age 70 of Sulphur Springs will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Jimmy Don Goldsmith officiating.

Levi David "Dee" passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. 

He was born on February 2, 1945 in Sulphur Springs the son of Fred Henry and Birtha Lela (Kite) Baker. He was a truck driver.

Survivors include: sons, James Howard, Carl Smith and Russell Smith; daughter, Rose Kamalsky; sister, Ruby Baldwin; granddaughters, Torie Lambe, Amy Harrington, Drucilla Howard, Destiny Howard, Brooke Loyd, Candace Kittrell, Jennifer Smith, Christina Chambliss, Brenda Hogue, Michelle Kincaid, Meagan Smith and Haley Hamilton; grandsons, James Henry, Jr., Matt White, Tommy Howard, Jr., Jason Howard, Colton Hamilton and numerous great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Tressie Smith Baker; sons, Robert Howard and Tommy Howard; daughters, Nora Hogue and Susie Goldsmith; brother, Allen Jackson Stacey and sisters, Maeotta Ribdill and Pauline Williams.

 

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Jubal Lawson

Funeral services for Jubal Lawson, age 54 of Cooper will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at Three Rusty Nails Church in Cooper with Caleb Wright and Steve Spates officiating.

Jubal passed away on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 in Hopkins County. 

He was born in Dallas on July 14, 1960, the son of Bill and June (Springer) Lawson.  He married Dee Ann Lawson on March 23, 2001 in Cooper.  Shesurvives.  He was a mechanic and member of Three Rusty Nails Church.

Other survivors include sons, Jubal Lawson, Jr. of Bonham and Rusty Lawson and wife, Melissa of Bonham; three grandchildren; step-sons, Michael Soto, Andy Soto and Frankie Angel Soto; step-daughters, Chasidi Ramos and Shannon Soto; seventeen step-grandchildren; sisters, Cindy Fox and Kelly Lawson and brother, Mark Lawson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, Connie Niette, Billie Cooper and Patti Head and one brother, Buzzy Lawson.

 

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Lois Stoner

Funeral arrangements for Lois Stoner, age 84 of Sulphur Springs are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mrs. Stoner died Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at Rock Creek Health & Rehab.

 

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Barbara Bryant

Funeral service for Barbara Bryant, age 85, of Emory, will be held Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 11:00 am, at Emory Church of Christ.  Burial will follow in Dougherty Cemetery.  David Baker will officiate. 

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

Ms. Bryant died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Sulphur Springs at the Carriage House.

She was born Oct. 7, 1929, in Cherokee City, AR, to Horton and Blanche Ellis Allen. She married H.D. "Bud" Bryant, in Emory, on Oct. 26, 2002. Ms. Bryant was a member of Emory Church of Christ, and was in the Women's Service Club for many years.

Survivors include: Husband:  H.D. "Bud" Bryan, of Emory Son:  Floyd Edward "Eddie" Rogers, Jr., of Beaumont Brother:  Jim Allen of Rogers, AR 2 sisters:  Ozella Young of Garland; and Cathy Whipkey of Livermoore, CA Grandchildren:  Shannon Anderson; Misty Bell; Michael Rogers; Casey Silvey; Amanda Pettit; and Trey Rogers Great-grandchildren:  Ashley; Catie; Lacey; Cody; and Marlee Numerous other loving family and friends

Preceded in death by:  Parents; 1st husband, Floyd Rogers, Sr.; 2 daughters, Judy Silvey; and Barbara Anderson; 2 Brothers, Kendall Allen;  and Elvin Allen; 1 grandson, James Allen Anderson

Services under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home in Emory.

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Mildred Lawson

Graveside funeral services for Mildred Lawson, age 88 of Sulphur Springs were held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at Rockdale Cemetery with Rev. B.G. Polk officiating the service. Visitation was held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., before the service at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mildred passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Hope, AR on January 4, 1927, to her father, Charlie Owens, and mother, Janie "Dot" Norton. She married Bobby Clark Lawson on September 11, 1944 in Hopkins County, whom preceded her in death in 2012 after 67 years of marriage. She was a homemaker and a member of the Davis St. Baptist Church for over 30 years.

Survivors include: sister, Ruby Bain, and sisters-in-law, Luvena Owens and Betty Lawson; granddaughter and husband, Karen and Kilan Polk of Sulphur Springs; grandson and wife, David and Angie Lawson of Sulphur Springs; great-grandchildren, Kyle Polk, Kody Polk, Faustin Lawson, Hayley Lawson, Dustin Lawson, Denton Lawson, Tristyn Rutledge and Brent Rutledge.

Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by her son, David Clark Lawson; one brother, David Owens, two sisters, Faye Bills and Marie Chamness, two brothers-in-law, William Chamness and Jack Bain.

 

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Jeanette Austin

Memorial services for Jeanette Austin, age 66 of Sulphur Springs will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Sulphur Springs. 

There will be no formal visitation.

Jeanette passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at her residence. She was born in Vernon on November 18, 1948, the daughter of H.E. and Lola Marie (Joy) Crain. She married Jason Austin on January 26, 1984 in Ft. Worth.  He survives.  She was a homemaker.

Other survivors include: daughters, Terra Dotson and husband, Darin and Marley Herrera and husband, Jesse all of Sulphur Springs; sons, W.L. Underwood of Brownwood, Waylon Underwood of Cumby and Abel Austin and wife, Jessica of Sulphur Springs, sisters, Sharon Platt of Cleburne, Brenda Walker of Cleburne and Becky Vanderburg of Joshua; brothers, Terry Crain of Cleburne, David Crain of Washington and Lesley Crain of Livingston; grandchildren, Jacob Underwood, Hannah Underwood, Xavier Underwood, Kenna Dotson, Mikayla Dotson, Dalton Dotson, Violeta Herrera, Juan Herrera and Tripp Austin.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Harold Crain and one daughter, Alesha Underwood.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Beverly Ann Ragle

Visitation for Beverly Ann Ragle, age 78 of Sulphur Springs will be held from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2015, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mrs. Ragle passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2015, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born on December 20, 1936 to Raymond and Lillian (Wardell) Markert in Long Branch, New Jersey.  She married Robert Ragle on November 10, 1961 in Long Branch, New Jersey.  He preceded her in death in August, 2014.  She was a retired administrative assistant for a government agency. 

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She is survived by her son, Rick Ragle and wife Vanessa of Heath Springs, South Carolina; daughter, Debbie May and husband, David of Winnsboro; seven grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren; sister, Barbara. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband and great-grandson, Blake Ragle.  

The family request donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association at act-alz.org.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

 

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Debra K. Ball

Funeral service for Debra K. Ball, age 60 of Sulphur Springs will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 2, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Brock Mitchell officiating.  Interment will be at Peerless Cemetery with Harold Ball, Adam Moore, Bubba Ball, Jerry Ball, Michael Ball and Richard McCoy serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearer is Roy McCoy.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 1, 2015 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mrs. Ball passed away on Friday, February 27, 2015 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. 

She was born in Rockwall on October 10, 1954, the daughter of Doc and Clara (Cunningham) Moore.  She married Herman Ball on October 10, 1974 in Rockwall.  He survives.  She was the Assistant Manager at Wesley House.

Along with her husband, survivors include: son, David Ball of Sulphur Springs; daughter, Kellie Dalton and husband, Robert of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Dylan Allen, Kayla Snodgrass, Zoey Cooksey, Becca Ball and Clara Abigail Taylor; brothers, Leon Moore, Jimmy Moore and Mike Moore.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Delbert Moore.

 

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O.T. "Wink" Winkle

Graveside service for O.T. “Wink” Winkle, 91, of Yantis will be held at 3:00 p.m., Monday, March 2, 2015 at Tira Cemetery with Bro. Earl Brown officiating.

Visitation will be held from 1:30 to 2:30, prior to service, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Winkle passed away on Friday, February 27, 2015 at Briarcliff Health Center in Tyler, TX.

He was born on August 1, 1923, the son of Harry O. and Exie Tolson Winkle. He married Ioma Hust on December 24, 1942 in Magnolia, AR. She preceded him in death. Mr. Winkle was a welder, an avid hunter, fisherman, and hiker, and also of the Presbyterian faith.

He is survived by son, Steve Winkle and wife Jaquita, daughter, Donna Loyd and husband Jimmie, four grandsons, and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ioma Winkle, son, Ken Winkle, sisters, Vera Crank, Pearl Hensley, Jewel Winkle, Florence Burchfield, Vearl Burnett, Elsie Dunbar, Norma Burchfield, and Joyce Welch.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Jim Perry Burns

Jim Perry Burns was born in Miller Grove, Texas on March 21, 1927. He was the eldest son of Johnnie and Virgie Johnson Burns. He is survived by the love of his life, Mary Kate Lindley Burns. They married in Quitman, Texas on August 14, 1948.

Other survivors include his two daughters; LaQuita Brantley and husband Mike of Rowlett, Dr. LaCheeta McPherson and husband John of Richardson; two grandsons: Eric Brantley and wife Christina of Garland, and KC McPherson of Dallas; one step grandson Scott McPherson and wife Sarah of Wiley; three granddaughters: LaNett Howell and husband Sid of Princeton, Colleen Porter and husband Bryson of Garland, and Kate McPhearson of Richardson; and six great grandchildren; one sister Peggy Rohrer of Sulphur Springs; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many beloved friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Keith Burns.

He was a Christian, Educator and Historian. He served as an ordained deacon for Sulphur Bluff Baptist Church, New Liberty Baptist Church in Garland, and County Line Baptist Church in Point.

He taught Sunday school and served as the Sunday school superintendent for 12 years at Sulphur Bluff Baptist Church; 17 years in Garland at New Liberty Baptist Church, and 11 years at County Line Baptist Church. He was a member of the Sulphur Bluff Masonic Lodge #246 over 65 years and the Eastern Star for 64 years. He was also a 32nd Degree Mason. He taught school for 35 years, in which 12 years were spent at Sulphur Bluff and 23 years in Garland ISD. Jim spent over 60 years researching the Miller Grove School and Cemetery, Miller Grove Methodist Church and the Presbyterian Churches plus the County Line community.

A celebration of Jim’s life will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2015. Visitation will begin at 10 am at the Miller Grove Methodist Church followed by a memorial service at 11 am.

The Burn’s family has requested that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to the County Line Baptist Church Building Fund.  

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Averie Jo Davidson

Graveside services for Averie Jo Davidson, infant daughter of Landon Keith and Amie Suzzann Vaughn Davidson will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, March 1, 2015 at Aiguier Cemetery with Bro. Gary Thompson officiating.

Averie passed away on February 25, 2015 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

She is survived by her parents, siblings, Rachel Davidson, Dallas Davidson, Kenna Lane, grandparents, Charlie and Susan Vaughn of Sulphur Springs, Donal and Alice Davidson of Sulphur Springs, Kathy Maddox of Commerce, Roger Humphries of Commerce, great-grandparents, William Woodard of Tira, Grace Vaughn of Sulphur Springs, Aubrey and Virginia Davidson of Wolfe City, Earline Bynum of Wolfe City, aunts and uncles, Jana and Chris Rich of Sulphur Springs, Missy and Brad Rex of Ladonia, Tiffane Hill of Commerce, Charles and Wendy Humphries of Cumby, DeAnn and Stelvin Dial of Sulphur Springs, LeAnn Willis of Sulphur Springs, and Kara Lane of Sulphur Springs.

She was preceded in death by great-grandparents, Shirley Woodard of Tira, Odell Bynum of Wolfe City, and Hubert Vaughn of Sulphur Springs.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Todd Brumfield

Memorial Services for Todd Brumfield, age 56 of Sulphur Springs will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at Liberty Church, 110 Glover St., Sulphur Springs. (Corner of Glover & North Davis)

Mr. Brumfield passed away on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at Sulphur Springs Health & Rehab.

He was born on December 2, 1958 to Eddie and Mary Sue (Seawright) Brumfield in Sulphur Springs.

He is survived by his son, Eric Brumfield of Dallas; brother, Mike Gibson; sisters, Tammy Brumfield McEnturff and husband, Mark of Mt. Vernon, Trena Brumfield Grammer of Mt. Vernon and Ronda Brumfield Reynard of Houston.

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

 

 

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Robert "Bob" Henry Pierce

Robert "Bob" Henry Pierce, 87, of Emory, passed away Saturday, February 21, 2015, at the Senior Suite Care & Rehab in Emory. 

Bob was born in Dallas, on October 19, 1927, to Milborn and Abbey Cult Pierce.  He married Wanda Lee Jones in Rockwall on June 27, 1979.  He retired, after working many years as a welder, in Dallas, before settling to the Lake Fork area. 

Funeral service is scheduled for Thursday Feb. 26, 2015 at 2:00 PM, visitation 1 hour prior to the service, at the Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel in Emory.  Burial will follow in the Turner Cemetery in Emory.  Pallbearers will be Richard Pierce, Ken Philpot, Randy Pierce, and Kurt Pierce.

Robert is survived by his wife:  Wanda Pierce of Emory; son:  Richard Pierce of Red Oak; step-son:  Ken Philpot of Jonesboro, AR; and step-daughter:  Cyndi Philpot of Emory; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; numerous other loving family and friends.

Preceded in death by his parents; 1 son:  Paul Pierce; 1 grandson:  Shane Philpot; and 3 sisters.

 

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Oleta Houston

Funeral services for Oleta Marie Collins Houston, age 93, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 26, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Kenneth Rhoades and Bro. Bruce Stinson. 

Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Michael Collins, Ray Helfferich, Jimmy Helfferich, Gary Hudson, Doug Halcomb and Robert Halcomb serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer will be Gary Collins. 

Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., prior to service time at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Mrs. Houston passed away Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab.  She was born on October 9, 1921 in Como, TX the daughter of Henry Oscar and Libby Lewis Collins.  She married Hugh L. Houston on January 20, 1944 in Sulphur Springs.  He proceeded her in death in February 1985.  Mrs. Houston was a homemaker and a member of Central Baptist Church.  She also worked for Pratt Packing Co. for many years. 

She is survived by local niece Martha “Jeanie” Helfferich and husband Jim, sisters-in-law Martha Collins and Kathryn Houston Hudson, nieces, Wanda Monique, Kathy LePak, Betty Bulin, nephews, Gerry Collins, Burnice Lee Collins, Douglas Halcomb, and Robert Halcomb, Frank Collins wife Pat also survives.

She was preceded in death by brother’s and sister’s, Louis Collins, Vanita Halcomb, Lester Thomas “Buck” Collins, Gladys Collins Jackson, Guy Nolan Collins, Virgil “Burnice” Collins, Dennis Collins, Francis L. Collins and Pauline E. Williams, nieces and nephews Carolyn Long and Frank Collins.

Arrangements are pending with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Melissie Pugh

Melissie Mozell Scarborough Pugh, 82 years old went to be with our Lord on February 21, 2015.  Mrs. Pugh was born on June 20, 1932 in the Hickory Creek community, near Wolfe City, to Delmo Hubert and Melissie Laurentine Keller Scarborough.  She was a member of the Christian Life Church and a graduate of Celeste High School.

 

She is survived by three daughters, Alita and husband Joseph Earl Newland of Quitman, Texas, Brenda and Ranoly Livingston of Denison, Texas, Barbara and Gary Clifton of Wolfe City, Texas; two sons, David Earl Pugh, Jr. and wife Kim of Goshen, IN., Ronald Pugh of Princeton, Texas, 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, brother, Charles and wife Carolyn Scarborough, three sisters; Nellie Walls of Dublin, Texas, Loann Lindsey of Greenville, Texas, Elaine and husband Barney Walker of Elkhart, Texas, and several nieces and nephews. 

 

She was preceded in death by parents, three sisters, three brothers, daughter; Linda Gail Daniel, and son; Jimmy Clayton Pugh. 

 

Funeral Services will be at 2:00 P. M., Wednesday, and February 25, 2015 in the R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Bro. Charles Scarborough and Bro. Barney Walker. Burial will follow in the McWright Cemetery near Kingston, Texas.  Pallbearers will be: Shawn Newland, Jason Newland, Nathan Pugh, Joshuah Pugh, Joseph Armstrong and Brady Clifton; Honorary Pallbearer Carl Harrell. Visitation will be at the Funeral Home one hour prior to Service time.

 

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Joyce Robertson

Funeral Services for Joyce M. Robertson, age 90 of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 24, 2015 in Spence Chapel at First Baptist Church with Rev. Bruce Welch and Rev. Tommy Johnston officiating. Interment will follow at Lee Cemetery in Winnsboro. A Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service (1:00 p.m.) at Spence Chapel.

           

Joyce M. Robertson passed away Sunday, February 22, 2015 at Rock Creek Health and Rehab. She was born April 16, 1924 to William Tower Lemmond and Daisy Rebecca (Price) Lemmond in Wood County. She married Hershal A. Robertson on August 26, 1946 in Commerce; he survives. Mrs. Robertson was a retired school teacher and a member of the First Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Retired School Teachers Association of Texas and the Disabled American Veterans Auxillary.

           

Other survivors include sister, Betty Stanley of Ft. Worth.

           

She was preceded in death by brother, Will T. Lemmond.

           

Memorials may be made to the Radio and TV Ministry at First Baptist Church

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

 

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Geral Burford Kennedy

 

Geral Buford Kennedy was born on October 10,1922 and lived 92 years on earth until called home to his reward on February 19, 2015.

Geral began his life in Cunningham, Texas and later moved to Paris, Texas where he graduated from Paris Junior college just before enlisting in the Navy. While serving his country he completed training in radio communications and air gunnery. In 1945, he was thrilled to receive his aircrew wings.

After World War II, Geral received both a BS and MS from Sam Houston State University in Vocational Agriculture. During this time he met Joy Casey, and the two were married July 9, 1950. Both Geral and Joy taught in the West Lamar Schools in Petty.   In 1964 Geral was named Lamar County Teacher of the Year.

In 1966 Geral continued his passion of teaching young people in Vocational Agriculture but relocated to  Sulphur Springs ISD where he was a vocational agriculture teacher, vocational counselor, and vocational administrator. He retired in 1984. In 2013 Geral was honored when the new Sulphur Springs High School National Technical Honor Society was named for him.

Geral always enjoyed serving his community and was honored with leadership in many organizations including:  Hopkins County Ag Workers, the Chamber of Commerce of Sulphur Springs, and Kiwanas Club of Sulphur Springs.

Geral was a life-long member of the church of Christ.  In each community where he and Joy taught they proved to be a major asset the local churches.    Whether it was teaching at Lamar Avenue church of Christ in Paris, preaching at Emberson church of Christ, or serving as teacher, deacon, and elder at the Jefferson Street/League Street church of Christ, Geral was always ready to assist others and exemplify the life of Christ

Preceding  Geral in death were his parents, Dave and Lillie Bays Kennedy,  his brothers Kenneth Kennedy, and Deveral Kennedy,  as well as one sister, Claris Kennedy Jordan.

Geral is survived by his brother Glenn Kennedy and wife Charlene of Piano, Texas; his two daughters Carolyn Jan Nichols and husband Alvis of Wylie, Texas, Karol Edwards and husband Phil of Piano, Texas; his four grandchildren, Julie Truex and husband Bryan of Plano, Texas, Brent Nichols and wife Jill of Niteroi, Brazil, Bethany Edwards Barry and husband Alex of  Hastings on Hudson, New York, and Matt Edwards of Plano, Texas; and his five great grandchildren, Reagan Truex, Cheney Truex, Haley Truex, Titus Nichols, and Jack Nichols.

Of all of  Geral's talents, passions and many hobbies, nothing was more important to him, than his family. He and Joy had been married 62 years at the time of her death in 2012. Their lives were spent in obedience to God and sharing that example with all who were blessed to cross their paths. During Geral's lifetime he taught innumerable people practical and spiritual lessons. His legacy will forever be that of a wise, kind servant.

Geral’s family is deeply grateful for the loving and thoughtful care both Joy and Geral received from the staff of the Stonnybrook  Memory Care in Garland

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Memorials may be sent to Boles Children's Home, 7065 Love, Quinlan, TX 75474  or to the  Niteroi Mission Building Fund % of the  Wylie Church of Christ at P.O. Box551, Wylie, TX 75098

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel.  Interment will follow at Restland Cemetery in Roxton, TX, at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 25, 2015.  Visitation will be from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Robert E. Strange

Graveside services for Robert E. Strange , age 68, of Emory will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Hopewell Cemetery with Rev. W. R. Byrd officiating.  There will be no formal visitation.  Pallbearers will be Derrick McMillan, Bernard Robinson, Michael Hobbs, Marshall E. Dunlap, Lee Bozeman and Ryan Bozeman.  Honorary pallbearers will be Elvin Hobbs, Hubert Robinson, Norris Mayberry, Joe Moore and Paul Lipton. 

Robert passed away Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Kindred Hospital in Dallas, TX. 

Robert was born on February 11, 1947 in Crockett, TX, the son of Jodie Lee and Elizabeth Strange.  Robert worked for REA Electric Company in Crockett, TX.  He then moved to Dallas and started working for American Redball until they went out of business.  He then worked for Crown Plumbing.  After retiring in Dallas, he moved to Emory where he worked as custodian in the Rains Public School System. 

He is survived by his wife Lucy “LuLu” Faye Strange of Emory,  TX, one daughter, Karen “Peaches” McCullough (Earl) of Crockett, TX, grandchildren, Latericka Jones, Christopher Jones, Four great-grandsons, Jakecian Jones, TyKehious Jones, Caiden Jones, Skylynn Jones, five brothers, Jodie Lee Strange and wife Ophelia of Dallas, TX, Frank Arthur Strange of Oakland, TX, James L. Strange of Crockett, Dennis Strange of Crockett, TX, three sisters, Roberta Patterson, of Houston, TX, Dianne Dickerson of Crockett, TX and Barbara Ann Jones and husband Larry of Crockett, TX, 4 great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. 

Robert was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Lawrence Strange and Ezell Strange. 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Margret Anzaldua

Funeral Services for Margret Anzaldua, age 74 of Sulphur Springs will be held 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 21, 2015 at New Beginnings Fellowship Church with Paul Pogue and Fakri Abdelmalak officiating. Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Bradley Conner, Shane Douglas, Mike Sellers, Brian Mausser, Carlos Anzaldua, Ivan Hinkeldey serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers are TGIF Recovery Group and Kathy Wade. 

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Margret passed away on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at her residence.

She was born January 10, 1941 the daughter of William Grafford and Dessie (Barnard) Carroll. She married Manuel Anzaldua on August 3, 1983 in Tyler.  She was a hair stylist, painter, artist and owner of Margret's Art Texas Gallery & Studio.  She attended New Beginnings Fellowship Baptist Church and was a member of the Bright Star League of Cultural Arts.

Along with her husband, she is survived by daughter, Marcia Hinkeldey and husband, Ivan of Sulphur Springs; son, Carlos Anzaldua and wife, Mary Jane of Burney; grandchildren, Owen Bickford, Jr., Phillip Bickford, Cassandra Anzaldua and Carissa Anzaldua; daughter-in-law, Anita Stewart and sisters-in-law, Teresa DeWitt, Marie Benitas, and Peppy.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Ralph Carroll and J.D. Carroll and son, Russell Stewart.

           

Memorials can be made to Bright Star League of Cultural Arts or TGIF Recovery Ministry.

 

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Dr. Randy Boyte

Private Services were held for Dr. Randy Boyte, age 58 of Pickton who passed away on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

He was born on February 24, 1956 to Edwin Wendle and Mary Ermaline (Moore) Boyte in Dallas.  He married Margaret Sue Reimer on February 28, 1976 in Medord, OK.  He was a retired minister and affiliated with The Way Bible Church.

Along with his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Sheri Tiemeyer and husband, Dr. Joel of Sulphur Springs; brother, Rev. Jim Boyte; grandchildren, Caleb Tiemeyer and Aaron Tiemeyer.

Memorials can be made to The Way Bible Church - Building Fund, 874 FM 2560, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.  Their website is www.twbcss.com

 

 

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Troy Wayne Tanton

Graveside services for Troy Wayne Tanton, age 62 of Sulphur Springs will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, February 20, 2015 at Restlawn Memorial Park with Rev. Damon Wilks and Rev. Lee Huff officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, February 19, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Tanton passed away on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at Trinity Mother Frances in Tyler. 

He was born in Sulphur Springs on August 3, 1952, the son of N.W. "Ned" and Nell (Terrell) Tanton.  He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church.

Survivors include: mother, Nell Tanton of Sulphur Springs; son, Kevin Tanton and wife, Sara of Sulphur Springs; daughter, Jenny Staples and husband, Mark of Palestine; sisters, Linda Gant of Coupland and Carolyn Barrett of Sulphur Springs; brother, Paul Tanton of Lancaster; grandchildren, Tori Staples, Trevin Staples, Audrey Tanton and Macy Tanton.

He was preceded in death by his father.

 

 

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Russell Wayne "Rusty" Mahaffey

Funeral service for Russell Wayne “Rusty” Mahaffey, 61, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 21, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mark Bryant and Bro. Paul Pogue officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cumby with Ralph Kirkham, Keith Ashmore, Bobby Daniel, John Powell, Jody Allen, and Brad Rollins serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., prior to service.

Rusty passed away on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at Baylor Health Care Systems in Dallas.

He was born on March 24, 1953 in Dallas, TX, the son of Charles William and Paula Ann Lee Mahaffey. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs and worked as an electrician for IBEW Local 20 for many years.

He is survived by his mother, Paula Mahaffey of Sulphur Springs, son, Mitchell Mahaffey and wife Brittany of Wylie, grandchildren, Brady Mahaffey, Maddox Mahaffey, and Wyatt Woods.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Mahaffey, and brother, Jack Mahaffey.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Juanita Parker

Funeral Services for Juanita Parker, age 89 of Garland were held 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at Tapp Funeral Home with Andy Comer officiating. Interment followed at Conner Cemetery. 

Visitation was held one hour prior to the service.

Juanita passed away on Thursday, February 12, 2015 in Dallas.

She was born June 21, 1925 in Arkansas City, KS the daughter of Cedrick and Olive (Childs) Jones. She married Meddard Parker on February 2, 1944 in Arkansas City, KS. He preceded her in death in 1982.

Survivors include: sons, Eddie Ray Parker of Burleson, Darrell M. Parker of Garland; grandchildren, Jessica Scarberry, Jeremy Parker and Kyle Parker; great-grandchildren, Christian Moss, Parker Moss, Lathan Scarberry, Hazel Lilly Parker.

Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers and one sister.

 

 

 

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Kenneth Scott

Funeral arrangements for Kenneth Scott of Federal Way, WA are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Scott passed away Sunday, February 15, 2015, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

 

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Marsha Yanez

Graveside services for Marsha Yanez of Winnsboro will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at Simpsonville Cemetery in Simpsonville, TX with Brad Onley officiating.  Bobby Davis, Paxton Weems, Jesse Weems, Dakota Miller, Joe Simmons and Jesse Burns are serving as pallbearers.  Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, February 16, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mrs. Yanez passed away on Friday, February 13, 2015 at Rock Creek Health & Rehab. 

She was born in Waco, TX on August 21, 1949, the daughter of Jesse Ivey, Sr. and Cora Hortense Dodson White.  She married Abel Yanez, thirty-six years ago in Hugo, OK.  He survives.  She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

Other survivors include: son, Jesse Weems and wife, Jamie of Winnsboro; grandchildren, Jay Miller, Dakota Miller, Paxton Weems, Anna-Claire Weems and Noah Weems; brother, Jesse White, Jr.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

 

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Loyd "Red" Chester

Funeral Services for Loyd "Red" Chester, age 89 of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Davis St. Baptist Church with Tommy Hall officiating.  Interment with military honors will follow at Sulphur Bluff Cemetery with Rodney Bridgers, Greg Oliver, Bryan Chester, Kris Helms, Taylor Bridgers, Peyton Bridgers, Hunter Helms and Hayden Helms serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be held Saturday, February 14, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

Loyd "Red" passed away on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

           

He was born on July 20, 1925, the son of Loyd Franklin and Bertie Mae (Bassham) Chester in Sulphur Bluff.  He served in the Pacific Theatre in World War II as a Navy medic assigned to the Marine Corp.  Following his military duty, he worked as a Postal Inspector.  He retired from the Postal Service after a thirty year career.

He married Billie Dean McKinnon on December 14, 1946 in Sulphur Springs.  She survives.

           

Other survivors include daughter, Karen Oliver and husband, Robert of Red Oak; son, Kevin Chester and wife, Darla of Waxahachie; grandchildren, Kam Bridgers and husband, Rodney, Greg Oliver, Bryan Chester and Jodi Helms and husband, Kris; great-grandchildren, Taylor Bridgers, Peyton Bridgers, Hunter Helms and Hayden Helms; sister, Sue Wells, sisters-in-law, Ruby McKinnon and Bobbie May.

           

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Dorothy Hennessee and two brothers,  William "Bill" Chester and Jay Chester.

           

Memorials may be made to the Davis St. Baptist Church - Building Fund, 427 Gilmer St., Sulphur Springs, TX  75482

 

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Rebecca Ratliff

 

Funeral services for Rebecca Ratliff, age 87 of Cumby will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with David Burns officiating. 

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.  Interment will follow at Cumby Cemetery with Josh George, Todd Higginbotham, Eric Higginbotham, Mark McDaniel, Dale Cameron and Douglas Cameron serving as pallbearers.

Ms. Ratliff passed away on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at her residence. 

She was born in Hico, TX on October 11, 1927, the daughter of Albert and Martha Creel Anderson.  She married Lloyd B. Ratliff on September 6, 1941.  He preceded her in death in 1994.

Survivors include: daughter, Martha J. Ratliff Gaines and husband, Kenneth of Cumby; grandchildren, Donna George of Brashear, Deborah Cameron of West Tawakoni, Paula Teague of McAlester, OK; great-grandchildren, Josh George, Rebecca McDaniel, Todd Higginbotham, Eric Higginbotham, Crystal Teague, Bradley Teague, Dale Cameron, Douglas Cameron; great-great-grandchildren, Cason George, Bryson Kennedy, Gracie Teague, Charlie Teague, Luke Cameron and Brant Cameron

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Lloyd E. Ratliff; four brothers and two sisters.

 

 

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Randy Gillard

Funeral service for Randy Gillard, age 65, formerly of Emory, will be held 2:00pm, Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel.Burial will follow in Smyrna Cemetery.Visitation will be at 1:00 pm, one hour prior to service time.

Mr. Gillard died Wed. Feb. 4, 2015, in Arlington.

He was born Oct. 21, 1949, in Dallas, to Clarence M. and Joyce June Robertson Gillard.Mr. Gillard worked as a long haul truck driver.  He worked for Gulf Coast Transport for some 41 years.On Feb. 1, 2006, he married Maria de Lourdes Acosta Perez in Arlington.

Survivors include:Wife:  Maria de Lourdes (Lulu) Gillard, of Arlington, Son:  William Paul Gillard of St. Petersburg, FLBrother:  Garry Gillard (Brenda) of Mesquite, Sisters:  Becky Paris (Charlie) of Point; and Kathleen Gillard of Anna

Preceded in death by:  parents; 2 brothers, Larry Gillard and Mark Gillard1 sister, Tina Howard, Special brother-in-law, Butch Howard

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Robert "Pops" Lambert, Sr.

Funeral Services for Robert "Pops" Lambert, Sr., age 75 of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 5:00 p.m., Monday, February 9, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Chapel with Rev. Tommy Hall and Rev. Andy Comer officiating.  There will be no formal visitation.

           

Robert "Pops" passed away on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.  He was a retired construction worker, a member of the U.S. Army Reserves and was of the Baptist faith.           

He was born on May 9, 1939, the son of Bud and Emma Ruth (Grant) Lambert .  He married Carol Louise West on December 14, 1957 in Reno, Nevada.  She survives.           

Other survivors include his mother, Ruth Mellore; sister, Sharon Buti; sons, B.J. Lambert and wife, Debi and Jim Lambert and Kim; daughter, Kathy Gast and husband, Ken and Monica Rangel; grandchildren, Robert Delima, Greg and Dina Hegseth, Anthony Gast, Danyelle Lambert, Mike Tucker, J.J. Lambert, Katrina and Pedro Lozano, Amanda Stoutenburg, Chris Keeping, Joey Hegseth, Ashley Lambert, Cassidy Gast, Leah Lambert and Hannah Lambert; great-grandchildren, Hailey Lozano, Mia Lozano, Hayden Hegseth, Hunter Hegseth, Landry Keeping, Brettly Keeping and Carson Hegseth.

           

He was preceded in death by his father, one brother, John Lambert and one sister, Carolea McGee.

 

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Robert Glenn Jones

Private Services were held for Robert Glenn Jones, age 68 of Sulphur Springs, who passed away on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab.

           

He was born on August 10, 1946, the son of Robert Monroe and Johnie Geneva Martin Jones in Sulphur Springs.

           

He was a retired machinist from L-3 Communications.

           

Survivors include a cousin, Randall Downs of Sulphur Springs.

           

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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Wilma Ada Wade

Wilma Ada Wade, age 82, of Emory, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015.

Wilma was born on March 12, 1932 in Winnsboro, TX to Willie James "Bill" and Edna Arlette Simmons Wheatley, she was third of six children. 

She graduated as Valedictorian from Emory High School.  She married O.J. Wade in 1952 and completed her master's degree in education from East Texas State Teacher's College, now A&M at Commerce. O.J. and Wilma moved to Dallas where she began her 30 year teaching career as an elementary school teacher in the Dallas ISD.  She retired to Emory in 1984, where she enjoyed life and was active in her community and Emory United Methodist Church.  She was loved by all who knew her. 

Funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, 2:00 PM, February 7, 2015, at the Emory United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at the Smyrna Cemetery.

Visitation is scheduled for Friday 6-8 PM here at the Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers memorial bequeaths may be made to the Emory United Methodist Church at (903)473-2411; 456 N. Texas St., Emory, TX 75440. 

Survivors include: husband, O.J. Wade of Emory; Daughter: Suzette Wade Neal, and husband, Billy, of Bedford; Son: James Richard Wade, and wife, Tracy, of Longvalley, N.J. Brother:  James Calvin Wheatley of Duncanville; Sister:  Frances Simes, and husband, Lloyd, of San Diego, CA; Grandchildren: Allison Elaine Wade, Kristen Wren Wade, Jackson Dean Mapes, Amber Graham, Ashley Neal Great-Grandchildren: Nicholas, Olivia, Mason, Brycen, and Elijah Numerous other loving family & friends

Preceded by: parents; 2 sisters: Dorothy Feiner, and Patricia Wohlhueter; 1 Brother: Marvin Eugene Wheatley

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

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James Duval "Dude" Friddle

Graveside services for James Duval "Dude" Friddle, age 84, of Sulphur Springs, will be held 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Reilly Springs Cemetery with Rev. Larry Baxley officating.  Pallbearers are Doug Franks, Henry Stone, Jarrod Friddle, Joel Friddle, Terry Woolverton and David Woolverton. 

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 6, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Duval "Dude" passed away Thursday, February 5, 2015 at Louis & Peaches Owen Heart Hospital in Tyler.  

He was born January 7, 1931 in Hopkins County the son of Loyd and Evelyn Martin Friddle. He married Shirley Clark in 1952. She preceded him death in 1996.  He married Joyce Coker in 1996. She survives. He retired from Texas Power & Light after 36 years. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict and of Baptist faith

Other survivors include: daughter, Deborah Penkava, and husband, Paul, of Reilly Springs; son, David Friddle, and wife, JoDana, of Mt. Vernon; brother, Glen Friddle, and wife, Sharon, of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Jarrod and Carrie Friddle, Amanda and Brian Donald, Joel and Karmon Friddle; six great-grandchildren; step-sons, Terry Lee Woolverton and wife, Carolyn of League City and David Allen Woolverton and wife, Mary of Lafayette, LA.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Janice Alexander.

Memorials can be made to the Reilly Springs Cemetery Association, Attn: Bobby McDonald, 1217 S. Broadway St., Ste Q, Sulphur Springs, Texas  75482.

 

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Sanford Lee Hill

Funeral service for Sanford Lee Hill, age 70, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 7, 2015 at West oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Harold Wright and Bro. D.K. Young officiating. Interment will follow at Mel Haven Cemetery with Wendell Johnson, Jr., Brandon Harrison, Jimmie Lynn Harrison, Marcus Hill, Jeremy Hill, and Edward J. Hill serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Douglas High School classmates of 1963.

There will be no formal visitation. Mr. Hill passed away Thursday, January 29, 2015 at Baylor Heart Hospital of Plano.

 

He was born December 19, 1944 in Hopkins County, the son of Johnny Hill and Flora Pearson Hill. Mr. Hill served in the United States Air Force and the Army National Guard Reserve and he was employed with Sulphur Springs Floors. He married Roberta Harrison and she survives.

In addition to his wife he is survived by sons, Marcus Hill and wife Jennifer of Oakwood, TX, and Kelvin Hill of Irving, TX, daughters, Michelle Ivery and Lana Thomas, of Sulphur Springs, brothers, Danny Thompson of CA, R.L. Thompson of CA, Larry Hill of San Antonio, TX, and Ed Hill of Sulphur Springs, grandchildren, Mercades Brown, Joshua Bullock, Jarrod Bullock, Jocelyn Williams, Sabre Hill, Jarod Hill, Ashton Hill, Paul Yzaguirre, Justin Yzaguirre, Brianna Ivery, Troy Ivery, Jr., Christopher Goodson, Caso Goodson, and Caden Davis, 9 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Wilbert Thompson, Joe Hill, and a sister Celestine Johnson.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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AV Rhodes

AV Rhodes Jr., 70, passed away at his home in Talco, Texas, on Wednesday, February 4, 2015.

AV was born in Cuthand, Texas, (Red River County) on May 12, 1944, to Velma Jewel Leatherwood and AV Rhodes Sr. He was a retired forklift driver with 30 years of service with Campbell Soup in Paris, Texas.  He was married 51 years to the love of his life, Billie Moree Rhodes.

He is survived by his wife, Billie; his son, Dennis D. Rhodes and his wife Kristine of Boerne, Texas; his daughters: Debrah D.Spradling and her husband Mike of Talco, Texas, and Deana D. Ramsey and her husband Mike of Detroit, Texas; his grandchildren: Andrew, Todd, Matthew, Kaleb and Jennifer; and, his great grandchildren: Wyatt, Kylie, Levi, Les, Payton and Hunter. He is also survived by his three sisters: Ruth Turner of Houston, Texas, Helen Linton of Houston, Texas, and Mary Ann Borth of Wills Point, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Claude Rhodes; his two sisters: Dorothy Turner and Lois Tom; and, his nephew, Jimmy Turner.

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

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Wanna Coker Birdwell

Graveside services for Wanna Coker Birdwell, age 77, of Emory will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 8, 2015 at Restlawn Memorial Park with Rev. James Diamond officiating. 

There will be no formal visitation. 

Mrs. Birdwell passed away Thursday, February 5, 2015 at her residence. 

Mrs. Birdwell was born on August 1, 1937 in Sulphur Springs, TX, the daughter of Warner and Annie Lee Bradshaw Coker.  She married Billy K. Birdwell and he preceded her in death.  Mrs. Birdwell retired from Fish Engineering where she got to travel and see places and do things which she never dreamed of doing, growing up in Como.  She was a member of Black Oak Church for 64 years and never changed her membership.

She is survived by her sister, Myra Burns and husband Gary of Reilly Springs, brother, Tim Coker of Franklin, TN, special great-granddaughter, Miryca Lynn Moss of Menomorie, WI, nieces and nephews, Kelli Burns Sims and husband Donald, Brian Keith Coker and wife Shawna, Jeff Coker and wife Jennifer, Stacey Burns Eppers and husband Steve, great- nieces and nephews, Brian Coker, Jr., Katy Coker, special great-nephew and niece, Grayson Burns and Parker Sims, special friend, Jeff Jones, friends, Lonnie keen, and Billy Armstrong and Family. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, son, Rickey Edd Moss, grandson, Matthew Edd Moss, and special friend Mr. Jones. 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Dorothy Ford Thomas

Funeral service for Dorothy Ford Thomas, 83, of Como, TX will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Independent Baptist Church  Sand Field Community in Como, TX.  Pastor, Derrick Johnson and Elder Gary L. Choice officiating.   Burial will follow at Independent Cemetery with Gary Thomas, Jr., Genesis Thomas, Anthony Robertson, Cletis Sims, Ryan Bozeman and Boyette Williams serving as pallbearers.  

No formal Visitation by family. Mrs. Thomas can be visited at the funeral home from 9.00 a.m. thru 6:00 p.m.  Friday.   

Mrs. Thomas died Monday, February 2, 2015 at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler, TX.     

Mrs. Thomas was born on January 18, 1932 in Como, TX, the daughter of Johnny Ford and Eleary Sims Ford. Both parents preceded her in death. Mrs. Thomas retired from working with the Sulphur Springs School District. Mrs. Thomas was a member of Independent Baptist Church.

  

Mrs. Thomas is survived by her husband Horace D. Thomas; three sons, Horace Thomas, Jr., Donald Thomas, and Gary Thomas; one daughter, Cynthia Parker; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, Bernice Brown and a host of other relatives and friends.

Services are with Mason & Mason Mortuary.

 

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Jose Gallegos

Funeral service for Jose "El Gallo" Gallegos, age 28, of Point, will be held Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015,  2:00 pm, at St. John's the Evangelist Catholic Church.Burial will follow in Smyrna Cemetery. 

Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 5:00 until 8:00 pm at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Gallegos was born Jan. 4, 1987, in San Migel Allenda, GTO, Mexico to J. Silvister and Martha Yanez Gallegos.He was an employee of Kearney Trailers in Emory.  Jose married Manuela Lozoya  Nov. 14, 2014, in Emory.

Survivors include:Wife:  Manuela Gallegos of Point, Daughters:  Michelle Salinas of Point, and Martha Gallegos of Point, Son:  Micolas Salinas of Point, Father:  J. Silvister Gallegos of San Migel Allende, GTO, Mexico, Sisters:  Maria Luz; Sofia; Mari Cruz; Mari Paz; Martha Susana, Brothers:  Silvister and Adolfo Angel, Grandmother:  Gloria Juarez of GTO, Mexico, Uncles:  Jesus, Oscar, Beto, Nacho, Miguel, Rudy, Gustavo, Remedo, Samuel, Jose, and Francisco, Aunts:  Irma, Belen, Andrea, Regina, and Nieves

He was preceded in death by:  Mother and Grandparents

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Stephen "Jess" Medina

Funeral service for Stephen "Jess" Medina, age 78, of Emory, will be held on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, 2:00 pm, at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel.Bro. Henry Garmon and Chaplain Mike will officiate.  Burial will follow in Smyrna Cemetery. 

Visitation will be 1:00 pm, one hour prior to service time, at the funeral home.

Mr. Medina died at his residence in the early morning hours of Sunday

.He was born Oct. 17, 1936 to Stephen Jesse and Josefina Silvagolni Medina .Mr. Medina served his country as a soldier in the U.S. Army.He married Maria Refugio Sanchez, Sept. 19, 1959, in Juarez, CHI, Mexico. Two daughters were born to this union.Mr. Medina worked for, and retired from, Rockwell International, where he worked as an electric calibration supervisor.

Survivors include:  Wife:  Maria R. "Kooka" Medina, of EmoryDaughter:  Rosa Maria Medina Garmon (Henry,) of PointGrandchildren:  Stephan Allen Redmon; Michell Ruthann Sicking; and JessicaStaleyGreat-grandchildren:  Andrew, Lucas, Marie, and Jackson, Numerous other loving family and friends

Preceded by:  Parents; and 1 daughter, Irma Garcia Burgan

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Janet Barnes

Funeral Services for Janet Barnes, age 87 of Greenville formally of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 6, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Dr. James Ralson officiating.  Interment will follow in the North Hopkins Cemetery with Ronald Self, Shawn Green, Kevin Wallace, Dustin Wallace, Devin Self, Bo Monsour and Dakota Smith serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers are Robert Self, Chris Smith, Phillip Smith Jose Monsour and Devin Wallace. 

Visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Thursday, February 5, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

Janet passed away on Monday, February 2, 2015 at Greenville Health & Rehab.  She retired from the telephone company and was a seamstress.

           

She was born on October 11, 1927 the daughter of Huett and  Lorraine Hall Moore in Dennison, TX.  She married Howard Eugene Barnes, who preceded her in death in 1985.

           

Survivors include:  daughters, Brenda Self of Caddo Mills, Kay Smith of Point and Pam Sullivan of Greenville; eight grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

           

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, James Moore and sons-in-law, Marvin Darrell Smith and Roger L. Green.

 

 

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Leasure "Fuzzy" Minter

Funeral Services for Leasure "Fuzzy" Minter, age 101 of Mt. Vernon, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at Mt. Vernon Church of Christ with Richard Rutledge and Chip Horton officiating.  Interment will follow in the East Caney Cemetery with Bertrum Isabell, Will Ramsay, Dorce "Bud" Finne and Ronnie Stoker serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers are Willie Conley, her grandsons, great-grandsons and great-great-grandsons. 

Visitation will be held at 1:00 p.m., prior to the service at the church.

           

Leasure "Fuzzy" died on Sunday, February 1, 2015 at Mission Manor in Mt. Vernon.  She served as a personal caregiver for many decades before her retirement.

           

She was born on January 2, 1914, the daughter of Douglas and Fannie Vaughn Ransom, in Pine Forest, TX.  She married Milton "Sam" Minter on December 2, 1964 in Saltillo, TX.  He preceded her in 2001.

           

Survivors include: son, Willie James Conley of Mt. Vernon; sister, Hazel Lee Hatcher of Pine Forest, TX; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

           

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sons, Marion Conley, Eurie Conley and sister, Etta Moten.

           

Memorials may be directed to the Mt. Vernon Church of Christ to benefit children's summer bible camp registration for Camp Ida.

 

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Gary Horne

Funeral arrangements for Gary Horne, age 64, of Sulphur Springs are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Gary passed away on Sunday, February 1, 2015, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

 

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Maxine Hamlin

Funeral services for Maxine Hamlin, age 77, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with  Rev. Rick Richardson officiating and Ronny Glossup assisting.  Interment will follow at Ridgeway Cemetery with Ross Scott, Marlin Jones, Kenneth Cannon, Lyle Tynes, John McDonald and Durwood Smith serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Bryan Tollison and Phillip Sartin. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Mrs. Hamlin passed away Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab. 

Mrs. Hamlin was born on September 15, 1937 in Wood County the daughter of Wesley and Verma O’Neal Hall.  She married Jerry Hamlin on December 17, 1955 in Lone Oak, TX.  He survives.  Mrs. Hamlin was a homemaker and a member of David Street Baptist Church. 

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son, Charles Glen Hamlin and wife Gail of Dike, TX, daughter, Beverly Lynn Tynes and husband Lyle of Arbla, TX, brother, Ray Hall of San Diego, CA, grandchildren, Katherine Janway and Amanda Hampton, great grandchildren, James Dillon Taylor, Jake Ray Hampton and Susanna Janway. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, James Hall and Doyle Hall, grandson, Chad Hamilton. 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Joe Finnie

Funeral service for Joe Bailey Finnie, 75, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. B.R. Hargest and Rev. Troy Young officiating. Military Graveside honors by the Hopkins County Military Coalition will follow at Coffey Cemetery with Weldon Wright, Donnie Roland, Adrian Roland, Richard Finnie, Jr., Robert Finnie, and Joshua Leftrick serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Finnie passed away on January 31, 2015 in Plano, TX.

He was born on June 15, 1939 in Como, TX, the son of Verna Finnie James and Lester Vaughn. He joined the U.S. Army in 1957 after graduating high school. After two tours to Vietnam and wounded in combat twice, he was awarded 2 purple hearts and other awards medals. He was a life time member of the VFW and loved to play dominoes with his neighbors and all his domino friends. He married Luvenia Wright on January 15, 1977 in Hugo, OK. She survives.

He is survived by a daughter JoAnn Guilford and husband Milton of Royce City, TX, a son Joseph Anthony Finnie of Clinton North Carolina, two grandsons, Chase Guilford and Cody Joe Guilford of Royce City, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by one son, Monti Fitzgerald Finnie, three brothers, Travis James Felton Finnie and Tim Vaughn, two sisters, Lela Vaughn and Helen Berry.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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William "Cheyenne" Hudson, Sr.

Funeral services for William "Cheyenne" Hudson, Sr., age 79 of Sulphur Springs, will be held 1:00 p.m., Monday, February 2, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with T.J. Hudson officiating.  Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Marshall Hudson, Chance Hudson, Dustyn Jones, Dakota Hudson, Brandon Hudson and Cameron Hudson serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, February 1, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

William "Cheyenne" passed away Thursday, January 29, 2015 at Legend Healthcare and Rehab in Paris.

He was born June 15, 1935 in Lamar County the son of Marshall Leonard and Ruby Owens Hudson.

He was a retired truck driver and of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include: sons, William Hudson, Jr. of Paris, Timothy Hudson of Paris and Kirby Hudson of Hugo, OK; ten grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Robert Lee Hudson.

 

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Jessica Nicole Posey

Jessica Nicole Posey, age 33, of Tyler, passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2015.  

Jessica, daughter of Mary and the late Tommy Allen, was born in Houston on December 3, 1981. Jessica is a graduate of Winona High School Class of 2000, where she enjoyed and excelled in Choir as an acapella soloist.  Jessica is the proud, hard working, single mother of Hailey Nicole Posey, age 10.  Jessica was a born again Christian.

Memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, 1:00 PM, January 31, 2015 at the First Baptist Church of Winona. 

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

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John R. Pangle

Funeral services for John R. Pangle, age 77 of Sulphur Springs, will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 31, 2015 at New Beginnings Fellowship Baptist Church with Pastor Paul Pogue officiating.  Mike Sellars, Nathan Gaddis, Steve Kane, Scott Hemby, Richard Francis and Dale McMahon serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers are Tim Allen, Matt Allen, Billy Baker, Jonathan Pangle, Joshua Pangle and Justin Pangle.  Visitation will be held at 1:00 p.m., prior to the service at the church.

John passed away Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

He was born October 25, 1937 in Marshall County, NC the son of Steward W. and Ethel Viola Franks Pangle.  He married Alma Wright on October 21, 1961 in Tulsa, OK.  She survives.

He was a pastor, missionary and he served his Lord and Savior for over fifty years and served in the U.S. Navy.

Other survivors include: daughters, Brenda Allen and husband, Terry of Fayetteville, AR, Cindy Baker and husband, Steve of Lincoln, NE; son, Jonathan Pangle of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Jennifer Reinking, Timothy Allen, Matthew Allen, Billy Baker, Abby Baker, Jonathan Pangle, Joshua Pangle and Justin Pangle; great-grandchildren, Conner Reinking, Peyton Reinking and Milo Allen; sister, Barbara Adams of Sand Springs, OK.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Antha Ruth Willey.

           

In honor of John's memory donations can be made to Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home, 419 Gilmer St., Sulphur Springs, TX  75482.

 

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Joe Earl Westbrook

Funeral arrangements for Joe Earl Westbrook, age 59, of Paris are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Westbrook passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at Paris Regional Medical Center.

 

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Edith Jo Shelton

Graveside services for Edith Jo Shelton, age 94 of Sulphur Springs will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 29, 2015 at Restlawn Memorial Park with Rev. Charles Moore and Father Brent Shelton officiating.  Serving as pallbearers will be Don Sapaugh, Loyd Allen Lennon, Tommy K. Shelton, Father Brent Shelton, Kenneth Shelton and Christopher Clement.  Honorary pallbearers are Todd Fanning, Bruce Shelton, Colby Wilson, Brandon Day and Johnny Di Francesco. 

Visitation will be prior to the service at 10:00 a.m. at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Edith Jo passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Carriage House Manor. 

She was born in Reilly Springs on October 23, 1920, the daughter of Thomas Roland and Mollie Mariah Williams Wells. She married George Porter Shelton on March 20, 1937 in Sulphur Springs.  He preceded her in death in 1981.She retired from Bealls Department Store and the H.D. Lee Company.  She attended Reilly Springs and Pickton schools and graduated from the school of Life.  She was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include: daughters, Helen Sapaugh, Carol Ann Clement and husband, Carlisle and Debbie Shelton; sons, Tommy Shelton and wife, Carolyn, Lynn Shelton and wife, Penny and Joe K. Shelton and wife, Shelia; grandchildren, Julie Sapaugh, Don Sapaugh and wife, Jill, Tommy Shelton and wife, Vickie, Robin Fanning and husband, Todd, Tonya Moody, Father Brent Shelton, Kenneth Shelton and wife, Lisa, Tara Day and husband, Brandon, Johnny Di Francesco, Natalie Ann Clement, Christopher Clement, Loyd Allen Lennon; great-grandchildren, Mariah Lennon, Anna Sapaugh, Dondra Bedwell and husband, Cody, Branda Jones and husband, Shelby, B.J. Hough and husband, Quincy, Bruce Shelton, Lacie Rainey and husband, Randy, Ashley Wilson, Crystal Wilson, Triston Shelton, Tanner Shelton, Jake Day, Wade Day, Hayden Di Francesco, John Di Francesco, Paisley Di Francesco; great-great-grandchildren, Kinley Bedwell, Karsyn Bedwell, Lexie Rainey, Randy Rainey, Jr., KyLee Fatland, Brentley Fatland, Colby Wilson, Brooklyn Reed and R.J. Reed.

Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Nell Ruth Ledbetter.

Family request memorials may be made to your favorite charity.

 

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Burl Leon Pruitt, Sr.

Funeral service for Burl Leon Pruitt, Sr.,  age 86, of Yantis, will be held on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, at 10;00 am, at  Freedom Church of God. 

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.  Bro. David Hamm will officiate.  Burial will be on Friday, 11:15 am, at DFW National Cemetery.

Mr. Pruitt died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2015 at his residence .Mr. Pruitt worked for, and retired from DFW Airport, as an electrical maintenance supervisor of the airport.

He was born July 14, 1928, in Tree City Louisiana, to John Allen and Nora Paraelie Hatfield Pruitt.  He served his country aboard the USS Forrestal for a period of 4 years in 1967in his second enlistment.  During the second tour of enlistment, he served Sea Duty, and received the China Service Medal. During his first enlistment of duty he served Sea Duty and was received a National Defence Service Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal. He married Tannie Castillo in Plano on May 21, 1988.

Survivors include:Wife:  Tannie Pruitt of Yantis, Sons:  Burl Pruitt, Jr. of Winnsboro; and Mark Ulibarri of Ft. Worth, Daughters:  Beverly Mercer of Lipan; Janyce Stone of Albuquerque, New Mexico;  Bridgett Armistead of Libery, MO; and Bianca Cox of Plano, Sister:  Minnie Denney, Grandchildren:  14Great Grandchildren:  18Numerous other loving family and friends

Preceded in death by:  Parents, 1son, Byron Richard "Poncho" Pruitt; and seven brothers and sisters

Services under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home, Emory, TX

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Olga Jean Courtney

Funeral service for Olga Jean Courtney, age 81, formerly of Emory, will be held2:00 pm Wednesday afternoon at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel.Bro. Billy Smith will officiate.  Burial will follow in Clifton Cemetery.

Mrs. Courtney died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at Wood Memorial Nursing Home inMineola.

She was born March 15, 1933, in Arbala, to Ernest Murl and Lora Rae Scott Cooke.She married Edwin Courtney in Wichita Falls on Jan. 18, 1954.She worked in Human Resources for the State of Texas.

Survivors include: Dorothy Robinson (Roy) of Keene; Step-sons and wives:  Jim and Parnell Courtney of Abilene; Raymond and Dianna Courtney of Pottersville, MO; and Roy and Brenda Courtney of Cedar Hill

Preceded in death by: parents, husband, one step-son; and Ima Jean Fisher, Several other Uncles and Aunts

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W.F. Goodson

Military Graveside services for W.F. Goodson were held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 26, 2015 at Sulphur Springs City Cemetery with Mike McNair officiating.

           

W.F. Goodson passed away Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Hopkins House. He was born August 20, 2015 in Hopkins County to Wylie Ferrell and Libby Matthews Goodson. He married Opal McDainel. She preceded him in death. Mr. Goodson served in the U.S. army during WWII. He was a carpenter and a member of the VFW.

           

Survivors include: brother, George Goodson and wife Jerrie of Winfield;  cousins, Delayne Dillard, and Valine Dillard of Sulphur Springs; sister-in-law, Wanda Goodson; newphews, Joe Goodson of Sulphur Springs, Warren Goodman of Brashear; and niece, Alisha Giles of Sulphur Springs.

           

Arrangements were under the direction of Tapp Funeral Home.

 

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Orene Culpepper

Funeral Services for Orene Culpepper, age 96 of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Rev. Fred Lewis officiating.  Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Jason Culpepper, Daniel Hogan, Gage Griffin, Hunter Culpepper, Holdan Culpepper and Grant Griffin serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers are Jody Griffin, Katie Griffin, Maddox Culpepper and Harlan Hogan. 

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Orene passed away on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Carriage House Manor.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Sulphur Springs First Baptist Church.

           

She was born on October 19, 1918, the daughter of James Lee Welch and Maude Whisenant Points in Pickton, TX.  She married D.Y. Culpepper on June 24, 1939 in Hopkins County, TX.  He preceded her in death in 1991.

           

Survivors include: daughter, Shirley Hogan of Sulphur Springs; son, Don Culpepper and wife, Marilyn of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Jason Culpepper, Daniel Hogan and Colleen Griffin; great-grandchildren, Gage Griffin, Katie Griffin, Grant Griffin, Hunter Culpepper, Holdan Culpepper, Harlan Hogan and Maddox Culpepper.

           

Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Johnnie Lee Wofford and one brother, R.B. Welch.

           

Memorials can be made to the Meal-A-Day program.

 

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Doris Mae Yarbrough

Funeral services for Doris Mae Yarbrough, age 82, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, January 29, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel Rev. Andrea Williams officiating.  Interment will follow at Mel Haven Cemetery with Loyce Nash, Gaylon Berry, Richard Corona, Reginald Thomas, Prince Beachum and Michael Kelly serving as pallbearers.  There will be no formal visitation. 

 

Doris passed away Friday, January 23, 2015 at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler, TX.  Doris was born on September 29, 1933 in Sulphur Springs.  Doris worked for over 30 years as a restaurant cook and later as a caregiver in the homes of many residents in Sulphur Springs. 

She is survived by her long time companion, Carter Sims, daughter Mae Jean Yarbrough, sons, James Yarbrough, Charles Yarbrough and Robert Hawkins all of Sulphur Springs, a host of grand, great-grand and great-great grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by brothers, R. W. Yarbrough and Sonny Yarbrough, sisters, Ora Edwards and Ruby Weaver. 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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James L. Hamilton

Graveside services for James L. Hamilton, age 77, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Shooks Chapel Cemetery with   military honors by the Hopkins County Military Coalition.  Rev. Carol West will officiate. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Hamilton passed away Saturday, January 24, 2015 at his residence. 

Mr. Hamilton was born on February 12, 1937 in Ardmore, OK, the son of Joseph and Ruth Calhoun Hamilton.  He married Shirley Hukill and she survives.  Mr. Hamilton served in the United States Army Reserves and was a CPA for Western Electric which is now AT&T. 

In addition to his wife he is survived by son, Eric Hamilton and wife Regina of Emory, daughter, Trae Hamilton and Marj Troyer of Irving, sister, Louella Jackson of Rodgers, AR, grandchildren, Hailey Hamilton, Tori Hamilton and Colten Hamilton. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, J. T. Hamilton and J. R. Hamilton, sister, Naomi Jackson. 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Richard D. Johnson

Memorial services for Richard D. “Dynomite” Johnson, age 80, of Scroggins will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, January 29, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel.  There will be no formal visitation. 

Mr. Johnson passed away Friday, January 23, 2015 at Hospice of East Texas in Tyler. 

Mr. Johnson was born on January 15, 1935 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the son of Eric Anton and Anna (Broberg) Johnson.  Mr. Johnson owned Johnson Construction for several years and owned the Cypress Springs Tree and Berry Farm for over 20 years.  Mr. Johnson was a member of Clear Water Baptist Church where he served as Deacon.   Mr. Jonson was a devoted family man to his family and church. 

He is survived by his children, Cindy Staples and husband Paul of Tulsa, OK, Nancy Wilemon and husband Rex of Mt. Pleasant, TX, Kenneth Johnson and wife Julie of Winnsboro, TX, Rex Johnson of Page, AZ and Peggy Collins and husband Tommy of Yantis, TX, brother, Leroy Johnson of Minnesota, sister, Margie Bowling of Minnesota, 11 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren and  Janet, wife of 56 years. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Ray Johnson. 

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Research at alzfdn.org.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Bill Mack Thomas

Funeral services for Billy Mack Thomas, age 69, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. C.J. Duffey officiating.  Military graveside honors by the Hopkins County Military Coalition will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Ronald Wills, Mark Baker, Larry Riles, Donny Townsend, Jerry Edwards and Eugene Edwards serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, January 26, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home.  Mr. Thomas passed away Friday, January 23, 2015 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas, TX. 

Mr. Thomas was born on February 9, 1945 in Sulphur Springs, the son of Jack and Dora Faye Vickers Thomas.  He married Gloria Ashby on April 12, 1968 in Sulphur Springs.  She survives.  Mr. Thomas served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and was a professional driver and owner of Thomas Trucking for 45 years. He was of the nondenominational faith. 

In addition to his wife he is survived by one son, Bryan Thomas and wife Louise of Sulphur Springs, one daughter, Annette Van Dyck of Los Angeles, one brother, Bobby Jack Thomas and wife Choice of Sulphur Springs, one sister, Norma Wilkinson of Dallas, grandchildren, Kaci Brown Dozier and Branson Thomas, step-grandchildren, Kaci Allan, Austin Allan and Brandon Joslin, great-granddaughter, Dawson Dozier. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Laverne Zarata and Glenna Shuttlesworth. 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Isabel Munoz-Palacios

Private Services were held for Isabel Munoz-Palacios, age 67 of Dike, who passed away on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.

           

She was born on December 7, 1947, the daughter of Joaquin, Sr. and Jesusa Garcia Lopez in McAllen, TX.            She was employed at The Carriage House nursing facility as a CMA (certified medication aide) where she retired after fifteen years of service.           

Survivors include her husband, Abe Palacios, children, Fernando Munoz and wife, Sofia of Las Vegas, NV, Zaragoza Munoz, III and wife, Staci of Houston, Diego Munoz-MacPherson and wife, Lauren of Kansas, Amanda Bush and husband, Charles of Center; grandchildren, Amanda Munoz Carson, Lucas Munoz, Anna Munoz, Kennedy Bush and Dayton Bush; great-grandchildren, Matilda Rose Munoz Carson and Elijah Munoz Carson; brother, Antulio Lopez; sisters, Jesusa Lopez Bryant, Elizabeth Lopez Cantu, Eugenia L. Martinez and Lydia Lopez Slizza and many nieces and nephews.

           

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joaquin Lopez Sr. and Jesusa G. Lopez; siblings, Maria Guadalupe Gonzales, Joaquin Lopez, Jr., Andrea L. Cisneros Moreno, Clotilde Lopez Vasquez, Socrates Lopez, Amando Lopez, Antonio Lopez, Lucinda Lopez and Juanito Lopez.

 

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Mildred Sims Douglass

Funeral Services for Mildred Douglass, age 99 of Yantis, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Chase Palmer officiating.  Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Ricky Burchfield, J.D. McKinney, Dallas English, Trentin McKinney, Kenneth Douglas, Billy Douglas and Norman Douglas serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mildred passed away on Monday, January 19, 2015 at her residence.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Seymore Church of Christ.           

She was born on May 7, 1915, the daughter of Harvey and Christine Boren Sims in Fairlee, TX.  She married Jesse O. Douglass on June 30, 1933 in Hopkins County, TX.  He preceded her in death.           

Other survivors include: daughter, Wava Sue Hurley of Yantis; grandchild, Lisa Burchfield; great-grandchildren, Kristin McKinney and Starla English; great-great-grandchildren, Trentin McKinney, Dobbs English and Dylan McKinney.

           

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother Clyde Sims and one sister Oneta Teague.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Charles Flippen

Graveside Services for Charles Flippen, age 76 of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at North Hopkins Cemetery.

Mr. Flippen died on Monday, January 19, 2015 at his residence.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Robert Alvin Stauss, Jr.

Memorial Mass for Robert Alvin Stauss, Jr., 54 of New Orleans, LA will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, January 23rd , 2015 at Lakelawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. in New Orleans, LA.   

Robert is survived by his wife Angela Roberts Stauss ;  son Robert “Bobby” Stauss III,of N.O.; daughter Ashley Stauss of N.O.; step-son Justin Garner of Houston, Tx.; and one grandchild, Robert “Robby”Stauss, IV., N.O.;  Parents of Angela Stauss, Samantha Ames Whiting(Gaylord) of Sulphur Springs, Tx. and James L. Roberts, Jr. (Donna) of Commerce, Tx. 

Robert was the son of the late Robert Stauss, Sr. and Jean Stauss of New Orleans, LA.

Robert leaves behind a brother, Brian Stauss , and sisters, Eileen Stauss of CA and sister Amy Stauss of New Orleans.

Robert will be missed by many relatives from Florida and Sulphur Springs. 

Robert was an electrician (forman) for Frischhertz Electric in New Orleans for 17 years. He was a member of the IBEW Union for 25 years. He loved his dog , “Cajun”, fishing in the bayou, cooking and spending time with family and friends.  He had a huge heart , was extremely compassionate toward others and a wonderful sense of humor.  He will be missed dearly. 

Visitation will be from 12 Noon to 2:00 PM followed by a Mass.  Interment will be private.   

 

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Troy Whetsel

Troy Whetsel, age 55, of Point, died at his residence, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015.

Troy was born in Big Spring, on July 26, 1959, to Riley Douglas and Janetta Faye Byers Whetsel. He worked in construction as a contractor.

Mr. Whetsel is survived by: Son:  T.J. Whetsel (Sarah) of Midland Sister:  Duchess Whetsel Klein (Elbert) of Midland Grandchildren:  Lesli, Lauren, Mason, and Hagen Whetsel Numerous other loving family and friends. Preceded in death by: parents; and birth mother, Ella Estep Howell

A private memorial will be held at a later date.

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

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June Smith Allain

Private Services will be held will be held in Lafayette, La for for June Smith Allain who passed away on Monday, January 19, 2015 at Hopkins County Memorial.

           

She was born on June 17, 1921, the daughter of James and Lois Marie Doolittle Smith in Devon, Montana.  She married Alexander Allain II, who preceded her in death.  She served in World War II as a member of the Women's Army Corps.

           

Survivors include: son, Martin Allain and wife Betty of Sulphur Springs; daughter, Karen O'Neal and husband, Robert of Huntsville; sister, Donna Winnegeard of Montana; grandchildren, Kristen Caldwell, Kelly Cooper, Kaitlin Murphey; great-grandchildren, Olivia Jan Caldwell and Jeremiah T. Caldwell.

           

Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; nine brothers and sisters.

           

Memorials can be made to Terrific Tuesdays, c/o First United Methodist Church, 301 Church St., Sulphur Springs, Texas  75482  Attn: Joyce McDonald.

 

 

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Dorothy "Dot" Saul

Funeral Services for Dorothy "Dot" Saul, age 89 of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Gafford Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. Fred Lewis officiating.  Interment will follow in the Gafford Chapel Cemetery with Bryan White, Daniel Roper III, Ace Hamner, Stewart Ham, Buzzy Ivey, Dr. Mark Miller and Dr. Dan Roper, Jr. serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Biankah Miles, LaWanda Rape and the care givers at Carriage House Manor. 

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

           

Dorothy "Dot" passed away on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at Carriage House Manor.  She retired from Western Union where she met her husband, Jack.

           

She was born on March 5, 1925, the daughter of C. W. and Zora Mildred Kirby Warren in Austin, TX.  She married Jack Saul on August 6, 1945 in Austin, TX.  He preceded her in death in 2006.

           

Survivors include: daughter, Debbie Price and husband, Gregg of Sulphur Springs; brother, Robert Warren of Germantown, TN; grandchildren, Natalie Paige White and husband, Bryan and Abbey Ellen Roper and husband, Daniel; great-grandchildren, Mason Greggory White, Charlie James White, Hannah Rose Roper and Jack Hodges Roper.

           

Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Frances Smith and Janie Beard and brothers, Hulen Warren and James Warren.

           

Memorials may be made to Gideons International or First Baptist Church - Sulphur Springs - Preschool.

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James Joseph Barnhart

Funeral service for James Joseph Barnhart, 84, of Como, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Wesley United Methodist Church.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., prior to service.

Mr. Barnhart passed away on January 18, 2015 at his residence.

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

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Arnold Harper

Funeral Services for Arnold Harper, age 63, of Sulphur Springs will be held at 1:00 Monday, January 19, 2015 at Independence Baptist Church with Rev. Harold Wright officiating. Interment will follow at Independence Cemetery with Mr. Harper’s nephews serving as pallbearers. There is no formal visitation.

Arnold Harper passed away Friday, January 16, 2015 at Carriage House Manor Nursing Home.

He was born October 10, 1951 to Olivee “Hogan” Harper and Bennie Mae (Harris) Harper in Hopkins County. Mr. Harper was a Dairyman and worked in highway construction.

Mr. Harper is survived by: brothers, Lyndoll Harper and wife, Bobbie of Dallas, Charles Harper and wife, Debra of Ft. Worth, Glen Harper and wife, Sheila or Como, and Howard Harper and wife, Carla of Sulphur Springs; sisters, Joyce Sharper and husband, Clyde of Dallas, Mary Stribling of Como, and LouAnn Wright and husband, Walter of Winnsboro.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Roy and Eugene Harper.

Arrangements are under the direction of Tapp Funeral Home.

 

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Shelia Yvette Moore

Shelia Yvette Moore, 72, of Point, formerly of Clovis, NM, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at her home in Point, surrounded by her family. 

She was born on December 10, 1942, to Robert and Martha Nass McDaniel in Tacoma, WA. She was raised in Graham, WA and attended Bethel High School.  She worked many years as a paralegal.  She was a member of Central Baptist Church of Clovis, NM.

Survived by: 3 Daughters:  Laurie McKinney of Enumclaw, WA; Coleen McKinney Smith, and husband, Rodney, of Point; Sabra McKinney Hedges of Rowlett;2 Sisters:  Pat Otto, of Yuma, AZ; and Ponchita Haney of Lakewood, WA3 Brothers:  Rick McDaniel, and wife, Debbie, of Romulus, MI; David McDaniel, and wife Sandy, of Graham, WA; and Dion McDaniel, and wife Charlene, of Graham, WA4 Grandchildren:  Lindsay Nyberg; Sidney Nyberg; Cayce Rae Smith; and Dillon Smith1 Great-granddaughter:  Finley FryNumerous other loving family and friends.

Preceded by:  Parents; and 2 brothers:  Steve McDaniel and Mike McDaniel

There will not be a local service.  Memorial service will be held at Central Baptist Church in Clovis, NM, at a later date; then on Mother's Day weekend 2015 her ashes will be scattered near her birthplace at the base of Mt. Rainier in Graham, WA.

In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the American Lung Association or Make a Wish Foundation.

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

 

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Darrell Tubb

Funeral Services for Darrell Tubb, age 83 of Dike, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Shane Carrington officiating.  Interment will follow at Conner Cemetery with Jordan Tubb, Clint Tubb, Perry Evans, Tracy Overly, Aaron LeBlanc and Jared Raye serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers are Vaden Richey, Malcolm King and Noel Bailey.

Visitation will be held Friday, January 16, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

Darrell passed away on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.           

He was born on November 1, 1931, the son of John Earnest and Effie Mae McCann Tubb in the Flora Community of Hopkins County.  He was the Minister of the North Hopkins Church of Christ, served on the Sulphur Bluff School Board and was on the Hopkins & Rains County Conservation Boards.He married Betty Louise Waters on June 2, 1951 in Dike.  She survives.           

Other survivors include sons, Steven Darrell Tubb and wife, Nancy of Dike and John Dwight Tubb and wife, Venessa of Paris; sister, Burnell Waters of Ft. Worth; grandchildren, Missy Overly, Tracy Raye, Clint Tubb, Leslie LeBlanc, Jordan Tubb and Autumn Gilbert; great-grandchildren, Landon Overly, Matthew Overly, Aaron Moore, Trey Barone, Dagan Raye, Hunter Tubb, Garrett Tubb, Cole Gilbert, Lily Gilbert, Addie Raye, Gabby Tubb, Ella Rose Gilbert, Logan Tubb and Jackson Tubb.

           

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Van Tubb and one infant sister, Bobbie Jean Tubb.

 

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Ronald John Vondall

Military graveside honors by the Marine Honor Guard for Ronald John Vondall, 76, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Elm Cemetery with Bro. Paul Bailey officiating.

There will be no formal visitation.

Mr. Vondall passed away on January 13, 2015 at the VA Hospital in Temple, TX.

He was born on August 17, 1938 in Belcourt, ND, the son of Michael and Florence Martin Vondall. He married Kay Froneberger on January 4, 1973 in Marietta, OK. She survives. Mr. Vondall served in the U.S. Marine Corps and worked as a mechanical designer.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by children, Nicole Vondall of Belton, TX, Amy Blanchard and husband Tim of Sulphur Springs, Jeff, Monique, Darin, Leo, and Tracy of ND, brothers, Michael Vondall of Pocatello, ID, Larry Vondall of Dickinson, ND, John Vondall of Minneapolis, MN, sisters, Mary Jane Vondall and Cecelia Vondall both of Grand Portage, MN, Valda Vondall of Brainard, MN, grandchildren, Rye, Mia, Mekya, Alani, and Emerson.

He was preceded in death by daughter, Paige Vondall Kelly and granddaughter, Molly Paige Blanchard.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Ruthy Edna Millsap

Funeral services for Ruthie Edna Brown Millsap, age 86, will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 18, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Jimmy Henry officiating.  Interment will follow at Miller Grove Cemetery with Joel Daniels, Jason Millsap, Clinton Millsap, Jeremy Burton, Michael Mullins and Brandon Darrow serving as pallbearers.   Honorary pallbearers will be Pete Adams and Larry Evans. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, January 17, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Mrs. Millsap passed away Wednesday, January 14, 2015at St.  Lukes Patient Medical Center in Pasadena, TX. 

She was born on July 25, 1928 in Yantis, TX the daughter of Charlie H. and Effie Elizabeth McCormick Brown.  She married Charlie Clinton Millsap and he preceded her in death.  Mrs. Millsap was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. 

She is survived by sons, Charles Alvis Millsap, Donnie lee Millsap, daughters, Beth Adams, Patricia Jane Mullins, 6 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, son, Ronnie Dee Millsap, brothers, Irvin Brown, George Brown and Jack Brown, sisters, Essie May Douglas, Stella Rollins, Myrtle Kennimer and Nell Rosemond, one granddaughter, Melissa Rose Adams. 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Lucy Thornton

Funeral service for Lucy Lea Thornton, 88, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 16, 2015 at Trinity Harvest Church of God in Sulphur Springs with Rev. Doug Holt and Rev. Conner officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Pittsburg with Michael Ramsey, Brad Redwine, Lee Jolicoeur, Roger Thornton, Bill Mangum, Dwayne Fox, David Ramsey, and Glen Thornton serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, January 15, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Thornton passed away on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at her residence.

She was born on April 27, 1926 in Mississippi, the daughter of Leonard and Mabel Murray. She married Rev. Bernard L. Thornton in 1943 in Mississippi. He preceded her in death.

She is survived by sons, Raymond Thornton and wife Sue of Edmond, OK, Wayne Thornton and wife Kay of Sulphur Springs, Sam Thornton and wife Norma of Ft. Worth, sister, Mary Hutchinson of Clinton, MS, grandchildren, Dr. Susan Redwine and husband Brad of Edmond, OK, Tawnette Ramsey and husband Michael of Sulphur Springs, Roger Thornton Jr. and wife Melissa of Waxahachie, Jennifer Browning, Shana Jolicoeur and husband Lee of Okeechobee, FL, Courtney Thornton of Weatherford, TX, step-grandson, Casey Johnson of Sanger, TX, several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by son, Bernard Leonard Thornton and grandson, Stephen Thornton. A special thank you to her caregivers, Donna Goins, Sarah Roberts, and Suzie Cadena.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Mary Ann Nesbitt

Funeral Services for Mary Ann Nesbitt, age 91 of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Chapel with Rev. Phil Smith officiating. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Monday, January 12, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

Mary Ann passed away on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.  She served in the Navy Waves during World War II.

           

She was born on July 14, 1923, the daughter of Roy and Cecilia Newsome Carpenter in San Angelo, TX.  She married John Glenn Nesbitt on February 16, 1946 in San Angelo.  He preceded her in death.

           

Survivors included: sons, Jay John Glenn Nesbitt, Jr. of Philadelphia, PA and Jon Andrew Nesbitt and wife, Lyniece of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Amber Lee Brown and Rebecca Ann Kincade; great-grandchildren, Lacy Marie Brown, Landon Tate Kincade, Tristan Ty Kincade and Harper Lee Kincade.

           

Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Sue Clark.

 

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Dorothy Campbell

Funeral arrangements for Dorothy Campbell of Sulphur Springs are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

Dorothy past away Sunday, January 11, 2015, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital in Sulphur Springs.

 

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Tena Renee Rasure-Thorton "Dande"

Funeral Services for Tena Renee Rasure-Thornton, age 86 of Sulphur Springs will be held 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Tapp Funeral Home with Shane Carrington officiating. Interment will follow at Conner Cemetery with Richard Beck, Casey Worth, Chris Bishop, Gregary Carr, Travis Worth, and David Farr serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Hugh McVay and Jeremiah Bishop. Visitation will be held Saturday, January 10, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Tapp Funeral Home.

Tena passed away on Friday, January 9,  2015 in Sulphur Springs. She was born November 23, 1928 in Dike, the daughter of  J.T. Rasure and Valma (Hammond) Rasure. She married Gordon Thornton in Tira, TX. She was a member of the Southside Church of Christ and was the first female deputized undercover agent for the Dallas Sheriff Department.  She owned the Birthright Café, and was a caretaker.

Other survivors include: daughters, Debbie Beck and husband, Richard of Plano, Toni Liversage and husband, Harry of Holly Lake Ranch; grandchildren, Kristi Decker, Gregary Carr, Deita Royman, Casey Worth, Travis Worth, Thomas Liversage, Steena Liversage, Melissa Bishop, Brandy Wallace, David Sunday, and Darcy Farr; fifteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

She was proceeded in death by her husband; brothers, Elton Rasure and Dickey Rasure and one son, Ronald Worth.

 

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Eddie Clayton

Funeral Services for Eddie L. "Sonny" Clayton, age 73 of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Dr. Joel Tiemeyer officiating.  Interment with military honors will follow at North Hopkins Cemetery with Jimmy Dale Fite, James Ellis Fite, Jackie Gillean, Freddie Hooten, Colby Hoover and Stephen Moore serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers are Ricky Fite, Bo Fite and Jackie Neal.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

           

Eddie passed away on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.           

He was born on July 23, 1941, the son of Ellis and Edna Altom Clayton in Sulphur Springs.  He was a member of the National Guard, retired dairyman and Owner of Clayton Trucking Co.He married Mary Sue Palmer on March 25, 1961 in Oklahoma.  She survives.           

Other survivors include daughter, Becky Smith and husband, Robert Jr. of Reilly Springs; son, Brian Clayton and wife, Michel of Mt. Vernon; grandchildren, Brittani Crawford, Matti Smith, Tripp Smith, Dotti Smith, Clayton Levi Smith, Preston Clayton and Pierson Clayton; brother, Tobby Clayton of Sulphur Springs.

           

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Howard Clayton; sisters, Margaret Fennell, Mary Lou Fite and Rosie Coker.

 

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Wanda Medina

Graveside service for Wanda Jean Medina, age 73, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 12, 2015 at New Harmony Cemetery in Ladonia, TX with Susan Leddy officiating. 

Visitation will be from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m., Monday, January 12, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home.  Pallbearers will be Joey Jackson, Ronny Jackson, Jr., Rocky Hernandez, Michael Daugherty, Roy Barkheimer and Daniel Wood. 

Mrs. Medina passed away Thursday, January 8, 2015 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. 

Mrs. Medina was born on July 7, 1941 in Ladonia, TX, the daughter of Wesley and Lois (Honeycutt) Jackson.  She married Percy Medina on November 19, 1987 in Hugo, OK.  He preceded her in death.  Mrs. Medina worked for H. D. Lee as a seamstress for many years and after retiring she was a homemaker. 

Mrs. Medina is survived by two sons, J. R. Wood and wife Tammy of Leonard and Randy Wood of Sulphur Springs, brother, Ronny Jackson and wife Mary, Paul Jackson and wife Louise, sisters, Maureen Wood, Geraldine Slay and husband Jim , grandchildren, Chelsey Wood, Ashleigh Wood,  Daniel Wood and wife Chassity, Michael Daugherty and wife Shandra and Rocky Hernandez, great-great grandchildren, Jaxson Wood, Kason Jones,  Carson Wood, Dylan Daugherty, A.J. Daugherty, Ryleigh Daugherty and Ryder Hernandez.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Wesley Jackson, Jr. and sister, Lois Evans 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Jamie Gay Bounds

Funeral services for Jamie Gay Bounds, 36, of Linden, TX, formerly of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Wesley United Methodist Church with Joe Clark officiating. Interment will follow at Reilly Springs Cemetery.

There will be no formal visitation.

Jamie passed away on January 7, 2015 at her residence.

She was born on January 28, 1978 in Carthage, TX, the daughter of James Edward Bounds and Enola Gay Mathews. Jamie served in the U.S. Army and later worked in Jewelry sales.

She is survived by her parents, children, Brandon, Dante, Samantha, and Dorian Zapata, brother, James Clayton Bounds and wife Shea of Ft. Bening, GA; niece, Hannah Garth and husband Kyle; great-nephew, Dakx Garth; niece, Treylynn Wheeler; nephews, Trevor and Tristan Wheeler, sister, Bobbi Rowland and husband Travis of Elk City, OK; nieces, Jordan Humphrey and Jade Rowland, sister, Jessi Glover and husband John of Elk City, OK; nephews, Johnathan and Jackson Glover, and sister, Angela Barnes and husband Ben of Elk City, OK, fiancé, Randy Ross of Linden and his daughter, Katelyn Ross, maternal grandmother, Billie Bright of Sulphur Springs, step-mother, Nancy Bounds, and numerous relatives and friends.

KSST has established a memorial fund at Alliance Bank in Sulphur Springs for Jamie Bounds.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the memorial fund.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Emogene Hays

Emogene Hays, 96, of Emory, passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at the Royse City Health & Rehab Center.  Mrs. Hays was born in Lone Oak, on January 21, 1918, to Enoch E. and Leona Jones Nelson.  She married William Hubert Hays on July 29, 1938. 

Funeral service for Emogene Hays, age 96, of Emory, will be held Friday, January 9, 2015, 11:00 AM, at the Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel in Emory.  Phil Nigh will officiate.  Private burial will follow at Lone Star Cemetery in Point. 

Visitation will be one hour prior to service time, at the funeral home chapel. 

Survivors include:3 Daughters:  Barbara Rabe, and husband Benny, of Point, Avis Bledsoe, and husband John, of Rockwall, and Jeannie Wilson of Emory

1 Son:  Bud Hays, and wife Darlene, of Mineola

15 Grandchildren

33 Great-grandchildren

11 Great-great-grandchildren

Numerous other loving family and friends

Preceded in death by:  Parents; Husband in 1958; 1 Granddaughter, Peyton Johnson in 2006; 1 Brother, R.V. Nelson; 1 Sister, Billie Ruth Nelson

In Lieu of flowers memorial bequests may be made to Emory Baptist Church, Corner of North & Planters Street, Emory, TX 75440
903-473-3357

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Wilson Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Millard "Dee" Mabe

Funeral service for Millard “Dee” Mabe, 82, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 10, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mark Bryant and Rev. Fred Lewis officiating. Interment will follow at Greenview Cemetery with Stacy Cody, William Mayeau, Jason Haire, Chris Smith, Chris Campbell, and Ronny Landers serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Gordan Ford, Medicine Chest Pharmacy “Work Buddies”, Busy Men Radio Television Bible Class, Gene Bailey, Bob Gideon, Ron McGowen, and Logan Vaughan.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday January 9, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Mabe passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at his residence.

He was born on November 7, 1932 in Sulphur Springs, the son of Willie Bill and Mabel Morris Mabe. Dee graduated from Miller Grove High School in 1949. Mr. Mabe served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Hopkins County Military Coalition. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #221 for 50 years, was a member of the City Council and was also Mayor. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 32 years, was employed with the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office, and was currently employed with Medicine Chest Pharmacy for the past 11 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Busy Men Radio Television Bible Class. He married Darlece Campbell on December 7, 2010 in Hugo, OK. She survives.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by step-son, Chris Campbell and wife Stephanie of Tyler, step-daughter, Kelly Smith and husband Chris of Jasper, step-grandchildren, Ashley, Matthew, and Dillon Campbell of Tyler, Addie Gregg, Landon and Chase Smith all of Jasper, brother, Roger Mabe and wife Merida of Sulphur Springs, sister, Doris Mullens of Mesquite, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Jake Mabe.

Memorials may be made to the Greenview Cemetery Association, P. O. Box 1504, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482 or The First Baptist Church Busy Men Radio Television Bible Class, 116 Oak Avenue, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Henry Relford

Funeral services for Henry Joe “Dipper” Relford, 62, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Barry Stribling, Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery with LaMarcus Kendricks, Tyrone Clayton, W.C. Pryor, Daryl Martin, Gary Martin, and William Satterwhite serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

There will be no formal visitation.

Mr. Relford passed away on January 7, 2015 at ETMC in Tyler.

He was born on February 2, 1952 in Darby Springs, TX, to Joe Vearl Relford and Doris Ruth Easter Relford. He married Janie May Johnson in 1982, she survives. Mr. Relford was a Deacon at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs. He was of the Commerce Class of 1970. He attended East Texas State University before being drafted in the U.S. Army. He was a truck driver for Grocery Supply for many years. In 1991 he received an award for dedicated service to the Accident Review Board and Driver of the Year in 1995.

In addition to his wife, other survivors include, brothers, Bobby Relford, Billy Relford (Erica), Benny Relford, Anthony Relford, Richard Relford, and big brother, Richard Frank of Commerce, sister, Delois Williams (Maurice) of Commerce, children, TaNasha Relford and Tiwana Sweet of Gainesville, Heath T. Johnson (Deb) of Houston, Jimmy T. Johnson of Sulphur Springs, Teresa M. Johnson of Missouri City, TX, six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Jeffery Relford and Billy Ray Barber.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Hillard T. Fite

Funeral arrangements for Hillard T. Fite, age 79, of Saltillo are pending with Tapp Funeral Home.

           

Mr. Fite passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital in Sulphur Springs.

 

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JoAnn Fouse

Private Services will be held for JoAnn Fouse, age 80, of Quitman, who died on Tuesday, January 6, 2015, at Trinity Nursing and Rehab in Winnsboro.

 

She was born on February 19, 1934 to Lilburn and Nellie Belle Borum Baldridge in  Muskogee, OK.  She married William Houston Fouse on December 27, 1952 in Sulphur Springs.  He preceded her in death in 2007. Mrs. Fouse was a homemaker.

Survivors include: daughters, Pat Suits and husband, Larry of Sulphur Springs and Gala Starnes of Quitman; son, Ray Fouse and wife, Melissa of Yantis; grandchildren, Stephanie Booth, Wendy Speight, Kevin Penson, Stacy Taylor, Ashley Starnes, Wesley Fouse and Linsey Fouse; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Collins, Bobbie Hammond and Pat Harred.

 

Along with the death of her husband, she was preceded by her brother, Bill Baldridge.

Memorials can be made to The Hospice of East Texas in Tyler.

Funeral arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Kenneth Hall

Graveside Services with Military Honors for Kenneth Hall, age 93 of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 8, 2015 at Restlawn Memorial Park with Rev. Don Tinsley officiating and sons, son-in-law and nephew serving as pallbearers.  Open visitation will be held at Tapp Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mr. Hall passed away on Monday, January 5, 2015, at his residence.  He was born the son of James Monroe and Lettie Lou Singleton Hall on May 9, 1921 in Sulphur Springs, TX.  He married Connie Paulene Hathcoat on January 13, 1947 in Sulphur Springs.  She preceded him in death in 2010.

Mr. Hall served in the U.S. Army and was a World War II Veteran.  He was on Omaha Beach on D-Day and fought his way into France and the Battle of the Bulge.  He first retired after thirty-six years of service from Rockwell International as a machinist and then retired a second time after eleven years of service at Piggly Wiggly.

He is survived by his daughters, Patsy Parker of Indianapolis, IN, Joy Hart and husband, Michael of Rockwall, Jan McAlavy and husband, Tim of Paris and Jill Shotwell and husband, Chris of Brashear; sons, Justin Hall of Sulphur Springs, Rick Hall of Aubrey, David Hall and wife, Donna of Abilene and Sam Hall and wife, Connie of Cumby; thirteen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he was also preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Dale Stever, five brothers and four sisters.

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

 

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Tiana Avangeline and Kiyana Catrice Frazier

Funeral services for Tiana Avangeline and Kiyana Catrice Frazier, infant twins of Kendall Frazier and Maria Hawthorne, will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, January 8, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Harold Nash officiating. Interment will follow at St. Luke Cemetery.

There will be no formal visitation.

Twins passed away on January 2, 2015.

Survivors include, parents, brother, Keidric Frazier, sister, Za’Karriah Frazier, grandparents, Joyce and Jose Covarrubieas, Patrice Washington and Banard, great-grandparents, Doris Counts and Charles Hawthorne.

Preceded in death by great-grandmother, Barbara Ann Frazier.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Larry Wayne Layton

 

Funeral service for Larry Wayne Layton, 62, of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, January 8, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Sustair officiating. Interment will follow at Aiguier Cemetery with Toby Williams, Phillip Coleman, Rick Todd, Donnie Faltesek, Larry Godfrey, and Roger Boren serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Carlos Barela and Charlie Godwin.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Layton passed away on January 5, 2015 at his residence.

He was born on January 1, 1953 in Lake Charles, LA, the son of Westley Albert and Alphia Mae Joseph Layton. He married Debbie Penny in Sulphur Springs. She preceded him in death. Mr. Layton was the owner of the Marble Shop in Sulphur Springs and was of the Baptist Faith.

He is survived by daughters, Lacinda Layton and husband Mario of WA, Kim Perkins Coleman and husband Phillip of Sulphur Springs, Kelli Perkins Williams and husband Toby of Sulphur Springs, grandchildren, Danielle Leber, Jordan Lappin, Kaiden Conley, Marlie Conley, Tucker Ewalt, Maddie Williams, Presley Williams, step-dad, Kenneth Sands of Pittsburg, brothers, Lonnie Layton and wife Laura of Paris, Wesley Layton of Paris, Donny Layton and wife Jessica of Paris, and Jerry Layton of Paris.

In addition to his wife, he was also preceded in death by, his parents and son, Matthew Layton.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Thelma Parker

Thelma Parker, 97, of Sulphur Springs passed away on Saturday, January 3, 2015.

Thelma was born in Gainesville, Texas on May 30, 1917, to Dovie May Mitchell Morgan and Dalton Allen Morgan, on June 17, 1940 she married the love of her life Robert (Bill) Parker, who preceded her in death, she was a retired dietician at Hopkins County Hospital.

Survivors include her sisters; Irene Hall Belcher and her husband Jr., of Sulphur Springs and Lavern Tidwell, of Dallas, and her brother, Dorman Morgan and his wife Sandra, of Como, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her husband Robert, her son, Billy Wayne Parker and her brother, James Morgan.

Funeral Services for Thelma will be conducted on Monday, January 5, 2015, at 3:00 p.m. at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home, with Bro. Roy Le Dittmar officiating.

Visitation will be conducted one hour prior to service.

Interment will follow in Ridgeway Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Dalton Hall, David Hall, Wayne Bledsoe, David Robinson, Shawn Hall and Brad Rollins.

Honorary pallbearer will be Spencer Hinkle.

Arrangements are with Jones-Walker Funeral Home.

 

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Inez Houston

Funeral service for Inez Gibson Houston, 97, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Owens officiating. Interment will follow at Sulphur Springs City Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., prior to service time.

Mrs. Houston passed away on Sunday, January 4, 2015 at Rock Creek Health and Rehab.

She was born on August 8, 1917 in Sulphur Bluff, the daughter of P.W. and Mollie Roberts Gibson. She married H.E. Houston on August 7, 1943. He preceded her in death. She was a member of Shooks Chapel Methodist Church and was a homemaker.

She is survived by son, Tommy Houston of Commerce, daughter, Norma Houston of Rockwall, grandchild, Jamie Burks of Cypress, and great-grandchildren, Emma and Garrett Burks.

In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by her parents and several brother and sisters.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Alene Bennett

 

Funeral Services for Alene Bennett, age 86 of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Jerry Savage officiating. 

Interment will follow at Stouts Creek with Jim Thompson, Brandon Brewer, Spencer Brewer, Tony Smith and Marvin Hart serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Ms. Bennett passed away on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at her residence.  She was a retired home healthcare provider.  She was a member of the League Street Church of Christ and also A.L.A.N.O.N.

           

She was born on April 10, 1928, the daughter of Otis Nelson and Bessie Lee Owens in Leonard, TX.  She married A.J. Bennett in Dallas.  He preceded her in death in 1985.

           

Other survivors include: daughters, Brenda Rains of Sulphur Springs and Ann Svoboda of Point; sons, Cecil Hawkins and wife, Janet of Springtown and Jerry Hawkins, Sr. and wife, Lorene of Irving; eleven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; nineteen great-great-grandchildren and sister, Rocie Lewis of Rockwall.

           

She was preceded in death by her parents, son, William Hawkins, Jr. and brothers, Billy Gene Owens and James Nelson Owens.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Richard I. Thompson

Funeral services with military honors for Richard I. Thompson, age 85 of Cumby will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Rev. Roy Ditmer and Bob Woodworth officiating.

Graveside Services and interment will follow at Chandler Memorial Cemetery at 3:30 p.m. in Chandler, TX with Tony McCoy officiating.  Jace Thomas, Rick Thompson, Mike Thompson, George Thompson, Wayne Bledsoe, Lanny Rainey, Joseph Sims and Jimmy Sims serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers are Noah Stone and Nathan Stone.

Richard passed away on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at The Hospice of East Texas in Tyler.  He was born in Coppers Cove, TX on March 16, 1929, the son of Spencer and Hulda Elizabeth Jennie RoyeThompson.  He married Jo Sims Littlefield on April 7, 2005 in Red River, New Mexico.  She survives.

Richard served in the U.S. Army, was a member of the Mt. Zion Church and also a Mason with the Cumby Chapter.

Survivors include: daughter, Joan Thomas and husband, Jody of Chandler; grandchildren, Jordan Thomas and Jace Thomas; step-daughters, Janet Basham of Sulphur Springs and Billie Stone and husband, Scott of Denton; five step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren and sister, Janice Burt and husband, Ben of Oregon.He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Edwin Thompson and step-daughter, Janae Littlefield.

Memorials can be made to The Hospice of East Texas - Homeplace in Tyler.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Don Sides

 

Funeral services for Don Sides, age 67 of Carthage will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 5, 2015 at League Street Church of Christ with Buster Sides and Butch Nichols officiating.

Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with military honors.  Pete Commiato, Bo Hill, Les Jones, Chuck Lawrence, Gary McGuire and Calvin Turner serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers are Jerry Anderson, Ralph Bryant, Allen Commiato, Ron Simkins and Tyson Turner.

Don passed from this life on Friday, January 2, 2015 at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview.  He was born in Gorman, TX on September 18, 1947, the son of Paul W. and Wanda J. Sides.  He married Kathy Clark on March 21, 1968 in Sulphur Springs.  She survives.

Don served in the U.S. Navy and retired from Amoco Production Company after twenty-seven years. After retirement he ministered in several capacities.  Most recently he preached at the Church of Christ in Wildwood (Carthage, TX).

Survivors include: daughter, Kristi Wondra and husband, Brian of Allen; son, Buster Sides and wife, Angie of Blanchard, OK; grandchildren, Austin Wondra, Aaron Wondra, Kylie Sides and Nick Sides; sister, Karen Hettich of Winnsboro and brother, J. Paul Sides of Greenville.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials can be made to the Church of Christ in Wildwood.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

 

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Robert Henry Grubbs

 

Funeral services for Robert Henry Grubbs, age 61 of Sulphur Springs will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Pastor William Maksoud officiating.

Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with the following nephews and grandsons serving as pallbearers Bradley Harmon, Curtis Harmon, Jason Grubbs, Daniel Fisher, Dustin Fisher, Nick Harmon, Bryan Cooey and Scott Mitchell. Honorary pallbearers are Billy Cooey and Juston Grubbs.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Mr. Grubbs passed away on Thursday, January 1, 2015 of heart failure.  He was born in Dallas, TX on September 11, 1953, the son of Henry an Billie Grubbs. He was a retired truck driver and a member of the Rockdale Baptist Church.

Survivors include: wife, Barbara Gurbbs; son, Jacob Grubbs; daughter, Tammy Lawson; niece, Jennifer Cooey; brother, Calvin Grubbs; sisters, Helen Goldsmith, Bobbie Litton, Brenda Grubbs and Cindy Modrall; brother-in-law, Greg Berry; grandchildren, Daniel Fisher, Dustin Fisher, Leah Fisher, Rachael Grubbs, Lauryn Grubbs and Luke Grubbs; great-grandchildren, Breighden Alexander Lee Fisher and Aiden Robert Lee Fisher.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Henry and Billie Grubbs; sister, Jean; brother, Jimmy and nephew, Chris Harmon.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Peggy Jean Hooten

Funeral service for Peggy Jean Robinson Hooten, age79, of Point, will be conducted Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, 11:00 am, at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Richard Kellum will officiate.

Burial will follow in Lone Star Cemetery, in Point.

Visitation will be one hour prior to service time at  Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Peggy passed away Wednesday morning, Dec. 31, 2014, at Legend Healthcare and Rehabilitation, in Greenville. She was born Oct. 8, 1935, to Raymond Clifford and Ida Mae Cooper Robinson, in Point. She graduated Salutatorian, 1954, from Point High School. Peggy married Charles Leighton Hooten, in El Paso, on May 31, 1954. She also worked for and retired from the Garland Power and Light Co. Peggy was a member of the Church of Christ in Point.

Her survivors include:  Husband, Leighton Hooten of Point; 1 son:  Clay Hooten (Wendy) of Greenville 1 daughter:  Starla Childress (Robert) of Forney 1 sister:  Betty Moseley (Walter Floyd) of Point Grandchildren:  Beau Hooten and Laci Samuel Great-grandchildren:  Olivia and Abigail Hooten Numerous other loving family and friends

Preceded in death by: parents.

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Jack Belton Simmons

Funeral service for Jack Belton Simmons, age 75, of Van, will be held Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, 2:00 pm, at Freedom Church of God.  Bro. Kenneth Ishmeal, and Bro. David Hamm will officiate.  Burial will follow in Smyrna Cemetery.

Visitation will be one hour prior to service time, at the church, on Friday.

Mr. Simmons died at his residence, in Van, on Monday evening, Dec. 29, 2014.

He was born, Oct. 10, 1939, in Hail Center, to John Belton and Dove Mae Stapp Simmons. He served his country by joining the U.S. Army at an early age. Mr. Simmons married Janeene Arlene Lowry, in Mesquite, on March 26, 1976.

Survivors include: Wife:  Janeene Simmons of Van 3 Daughters:  Chantal Jackie (Simmons) Davlin of Emory; Lisa Arlene Perry of Mesquite; and Susan Lee Davlin (Gean) of Shady Point, OK 1 Sister:  Billie Faye Howard of Sherman Grandchildren:  Donald Mitchell III; Johathan Mitchell; Nicole Davlin; Jessica Day; Caden Perry; Dylon Davlin; Tyler Davlin, and Rachel Davlin

Preceded in death by:  Parents; 1 Daughter, Daniele Simmons; and 1 sister, Betty Avery

 

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Arsenio Ugalde, II

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arsenio Ugalde, II, 20, of Lone Oak, Texas, died Saturday, December 27, 2014 in Hopkins County.  A funeral mass will be at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at Saint James Catholic Church in Sulphur Springs with full military honors.  Coker-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Interment with full military honors will be in Friendship Cemetery in Hunt County. 

Visitation will be 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Tuesday and 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM, Wednesday at the funeral home. 

Arsenio was born in Sulphur Springs, Texas on November 14, 1994.  He is the son of Arsenio Ugalde and Dulia Osornio.  He was a Private First Class in the U. S. Army, serving in field artillery. He was a member of the 2013 graduating class at Cumby High School. He was a member of Saint James Catholic Church in Sulphur Springs.

Survivors include his parents, Arsenio and Dulia Osornio Ugalde of Lone Oak; sisters, Juliana Osornio and husband, Armando of Cumby and Maria Cruz Ugalde and husband, Juan Pablo of Cumby; niece, Gaby Osornio of Cumby; nephews Armando Felipe Osornio and Julio Samuel Osornio of Cumby; and grandparents, Primo Osornio and Maria Inez Osornio of QRO, Mexico.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents.

Pallbearers will be Armando Osornio, Juan Pablo Ugalde, Omar Ugalde, Alex Reyes, Yovani Ugalde and Alexis Ugalde.

 

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Wilma Jo Childers

Wilma Jo Childers went to be with her Lord and Savior on December 26, 2014 at the age of 74. She passed away at her home in Brashear, Texas after a battle with cancer.

She was born January 8, 1940 in Brashear, Texas to Earl and Bessie Bunch. She married Jack Odell Childers on September 24, 1955 in Mesquite, Texas. Wilma was an active member of Brashear Baptist Church. She was an excellent cook and seamstress and delighted in using her talents to serve her church, family and friends. Her happiest times were those when she was doing for or taking care of others. Through the years she created a collection of beautiful quilts which she shared with family members. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Stars. She enjoyed reading, watching cooking shows on tv and an avid NASCAR fan. She retired from the manufacturing and sewing industry where most of her tenure was spent in management.

Wilma Jo is survived by two sisters: Doris (Polly) Barker of Brasher, Texas. Cathy Gibbs and husband Martin Gibbs of Quinlan, Texas.
Three brothers: Clifford Bunch, Richard and Diane Bunch of Brashear, Texas. Johnny Bunch and wife Judy Bunch of Panama City, Florida

Wilma was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, four brothers and three sons, David Jack, Michael Scott and Jimmy Odell Childers.

Visitation: 5-8pm, Monday, December 29, 2014 at TAPP Funeral Home 216 Gilmer Street Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

Services: 2:00PM , Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at Brashear Baptist Church FM 2653 Brashear, Texas 75420

Officiating: David Burns

Pallbearers:  Mike McMakin, Tim Phillips, Mark Mohan, Craig Buck,  Blaine Roberts, Bobby Roberts

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Audie Dunavin

Audie Dunavin age 55 of Quitman passed away on Friday, December 26, 2014 at the ETMC of Quitman.

He was born in Grand Prairie, TX on September 7, 1959 the son of Merritt and Louise Burnett Dunavin.
 

Survivors include: daughter, Kiah Sue Dunavin of Sulphur Springs, brother, Jack Dunavin of Yantis.
 

He was preceded in death by parents, brothers, Stanley Dunavin, and Bob Riley Dunavin.
  

Private family services at a later date.
 
Arrangements are under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Danny Garcia

Funeral services for Danny Garcia, age 80 of Mt. Enterprise will be 1:00 p.m., Monday, December 29, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Rev. Marty Grounds officiating. Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Alec Bridges, Ryan Garcia, Richard Turner, Joe Garcia, David Glenn Garcia and Richard Hurley serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, December 28, 2014 at Crawford A. Crim Funeral Home in Henderson.

Danny Garcia passed away on Thursday, December 25, 2014 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. 

He was born in Baton Rouge, LA on June 27, 1934, the son of Luis Garcia Bird and Jo Ruth Lindley.  He married Helen Joyce Darden on May 22, 1955 in Sulphur Springs.  She preceded him in death in 2002. He was a member of the Concord Baptist Church.

Survivors include: sons, Danny Luis Garcia, II and wife, Vicki Lynn of Tyler and David Lynn Garcia and wife, Lisa Marie of Mt. Enterprise; sister, Sylvia Turner of Rockwall; brother, Richard Riley Holder of Point; grandchildren, Chris Garcia, Ryan Garcia, Joe Garcia, David Glenn Garcia, Amanda Masterson and Brittani Garcia along with numerous great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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Charles "Leroy" Cox

Funeral service for Charles “Leroy” Cox, 75, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 27, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home with Rev. Fred Lewis officiating. Interment will follow at Sulphur Springs City Cemetery with Reese Cox, Barry Cox, Ben Anglin, Bob Waters, Ernie Pendergrass, and Zachary Shelton serving as pallbearers.

There will be no formal visitation.

Mr. Cox passed away on Monday, December 22, 2014 at Carriage House Manor in Sulphur Springs.

He was born on May 10, 1939 in Grapevine, TX, the son of Byron and Ina Mae Watson Cox. He was an electrician for many years and was of the Baptist Faith.

He is survived by his partner in life of 27 years, Sandra Allison, sons, Barry Allen Cox and wife Shannon of Marietta, GA, Reese Cox and wife Kristi of Marietta, GA, daughter, Sharon Shedd and husband Chris of Wautaga, TX, grandchildren, Zachary Shelton, Trevor Shedd, Tyler Shedd, Kaitlynne Cox, A.J. Cox, great-grandson, Colton Shelton, brothers, Wayne Cox of Decatur, TX, sisters, Nancy Lackey of North Richland Hills, TX, JoAnn Stephens of Gladewater, TX, and 17 year old cat, Snow White.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Sandra Ann Preskitt

Sandra Ann Preskitt, age 75, of Point, died Tuesday morning, Dec. 23, 2014, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital, in Sulphur Springs. Ann was born on March 27, 1940, in Corpus Christi.

She married Jerry Pat Preskitt, in Rockwall, Dec. 27, 1989. Mrs. Preskitt was a wonderful homemaker.

Survivors include:  Husband:  Jerry Preskitt, of Point 2 Daughters:  Lawanna Lynn Snyder of Point; and Christina Billings, of Martinsprings, W. Virginia 1 Step-son:  Dan Johnson (Wendy) of W. Tawakoni 1 Step-daughter:  Nancy J. Rayburn (Terry) of Marysville, WA Grandchildren:  Keller Blue Billings; Tyler Terhorst, Talon Terhorst, Johnny Terhorst, and Whisper Ann White Lifelong friend:  Connie Bruner Numerous other loving family and friends

Preceded by:  parents, and 1 sister 

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

No service has been scheduled as of yet.

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Billy Paul Wright


Funeral service for Billy Paul Wright, 80, of Brashear, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 26, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Hoyt Scoggin officiating.

Interment will follow at Barker Cemetery with Brian Evans, Michael Evans, Ricky Stracener, Randy Stracener, Mike Evans, Wes Brewer, Ronnie Higginbotham serving as pallbearers.

There will be no formal visitation.

Mr. Wright passed away on Tuesday, December 22, 2014 at his residence. He was born on March 9, 1934 in Hopkins County, the son of Haskell Prentis and Mamie Clyde Dowdy Wright. He worked as a carpenter for many years and was a member of Shirley Baptist Church.

He is survived by niece, Deanna Arnett of Alba, and nephew, Bobby Wayne Higginbotham of Greenville.

He was preceded in death by his parents.


Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Charles Cox


Funeral service for Charles “Leroy” Cox, 75, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 27, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Interment will follow at Sulphur Springs City Cemetery.

There will be no formal visitation. Mr. Cox passed away on Monday, December 22, 2014 at Carriage House Manor in Sulphur Springs.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Fuenral Home.

 

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Billie Anne Martinez

Born: August 10, 1935
Died: December 20, 2014

Billie Anne Martinez, 79, of Commerce passed away on Saturday, December 20, 2014, in Greenville. She was a nurse at Briarcliff Health and Rehabilitation Center in Greenville.

Billie was born in Riverside, California, on August 10, 1935, to Dorothy Lorraine Williams and William Johnathan Archeleta.  She attended Riverside Polytechnical High School and Mercy College of Nursing in San Diego, California.  Billie moved to Commerce in 1976 where she married Lupe Martinez on August 12, 1977.

Billie was family oriented and enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren participate in their respective sports, Brownies, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.  She also liked working crossword and Sudoku puzzles.  She also loved traveling to see her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Of all of her accomplishments, Billie was most proud of being a professional nurse.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Kim Leatherwood; her brother, Lamar Archeleta; her sister, Jeanie Reavy; and, her grandsons: K. C. Leatherwood and Chandler Morris.

Survivors include her husband, Lupe Martinez of Commerce; her three sons:  Kelly Ray Leatherwood (Kathy) of Terrell, Kevin Clay Leatherwood of Cooper, and Joey David Adams (Julie) of Jacksonville, Arkansas; her two daughters:  Kelsie Kaye Council (Jim) of Denton and Kerri Jaye Bailey (Steve) of Tipp City, Ohio; her brother, Gerald Archeleta of Carson, Nevada; her sister, Judy Salazar (Richard) of Riverside, California; 11 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 23, 2014, from 12:00 Noon until service time at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, December 23, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Terry Bryan officiating.

Interment will follow at Rosemound Cemetery in Commerce.

Pallbearers will be Jason Lenagher, Kody Leatherwood, Kasey Leatherwood, Kolton Leatherwood, Paul Martinez and Ralph Martinez. 

Honorary pallbearers will be James Roberts and William Beene.

In lieu of usual remembrances, the family has suggested that memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, the American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.

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

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Debra Layton

Funeral service for Debbie Layton, 54, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jim Sustaire officiating.

Interment will follow at Aiguier Cemetery with Lonnie Layton, Eric Layton, Michael Boyd, Phillip Coleman, Toby Williams, and Michael Vittitow serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer will be Larry Vittitow.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, December 22, 2014 at West Oaks Fuenral Home.

Mrs. Layton passed away on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Medical Center of Plano. She was born on July 16, 1960 in Dallas, TX, the daughter of Melvin Alfred Penny and Barbara Lawson Penny. She was co-owner of The Marble Shop and a member of Davis Street Baptist Church. She married Larry Layton in Sulphur Springs and he survives.

Other survivors include daughters, Kim Perkins Coleman and husband Phillip, Kelli Perkins Williams and husband Toby all of Sulphur Springs and Lacinda Layton of WA, grandchildren, Tucker Ewalt, Maddie Williams, and Presley Williams.

She was preceded in death by her father, and her son Matthew Layton.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Karen Hodges

Funeral services for Karen Ruthe Winter Hodges, age 64 of Winnsboro, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Rev. Fred Lewis officiating.  

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Karen Ruthe Winter Hodges passed away on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab. She was born on December 29, 1949 in Philadelphia, PA, the daughter of John Clifford and Ruthe Carlson Winter.  She was a retired beautician.

Survivors include: daughters, Dawn Thorn and husband, Gary Curry, Melissa Jetton and husband, John, Karin Massey and husband, Lonnie and Christina Hodges and husband, Melrose Johnson, all of Sulphur Springs; mother, Ruthe Schuler of Villas, NJ; sister, Ruthe-Ann Barnes of Quackertown, PA; brothers, David Carlson of Roanoke, VA and Philip DeLuca of Southwest, PA; grandchildren, John Thorn, Anthony Thorn, Christopher Thorn, Kaitlyn Thorn, Matthew Thorn, Ashly Burkham, Charles Massey, Richard Massey, Raythan Hodges and Karen Hodges.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Kristyn Winter.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Ruth Dennis

Graveside funeral service for Ruth Dennis, age 88 of Dike were held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 22, 2014 at Conner Cemetery with Noel Bailey officiating.

Ruth Dennis passed away on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at her residence. She was born in Moran on January 2, 1926, the daughter of William Abner and Roxanne Waggoner Dennis. She was a retired caretaker.

Survivors include: sister, Connie Tubb of Dike; brother, W.A. "Dub" Dennis of Lorena and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by parents; brothers, Joseph Dennis, Lawrence Dennis, Melvin Dennis and sisters, Fannie Brown, Maudie Hodnett, Evelyn Burnett, Glynn Diaz and Florene Posey.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwoksy Funeral Home.

 

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Floyd "Demp" Sturdevant

Funeral services for Floyd “Demp” Sturdevant, 84, of Miller Grove, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 21, 2014 at Brashear Baptist Church with Bro. David Burns officiating. Interment will follow at Miller Grove Cemetery with David Tipps, Jeff Wren, KevinTipps, Austin Tipps, Keith McCord, and Craig Buck serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be James Wilhite, Brian Everett, Jerald Wren, and Glenn Stroh.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., prior to service time.

Mr. Sturdevant passed away Friday, December 19, 2014 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

He was born on February 12, 1930 in Whiteface, TX, the son of Edwin and Flora Vetter Sturdevant. He married Marlene Williams on June 1, 1951 in Lewisville, TX. She survives. Mr. Sturdevant worked for Huffine’s Chevrolet for 30 years. He was a retired Minister and also retired as a janitor for Miller Grove ISD. He was a member of Brashear Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by daughters, Kathy Wren and husband Dwayne of Miller Grove, Cheri Tipps and husband Stevie of Miller Grove, grandchildren, Jeffrey Wren of Miller Grove, David Tipps and wife Wendy of Holly Lake Ranch, Kevin Tipps and wife Michelle of Sulphur Springs, Austin Tipps of Alba, great-grandchildren, Colton Tipps, Hanna Underwood, Dylan Tipps, Rebecca Tipps, sister, Dorothy Mitchell of Bridgeport, TX, loving pets, Cricket, Tinker, Cookie, as well as a host of family and friends.

He was preceded in death by daughter, Darlene Sturdevant and Bertie Sturdevant.

Arrangement are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Juanita R. Miller

Juanita R. Miller, 90, of Austin, passed away Wednesday, December 17,2014 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements are pending with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Carolyn Kay Hill

Funeral service for Carolyn Kay Hill, 69, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 22, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Doug Holt and Rev. Tracy Coker officiating. Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Mark Friddle, Jefrey McGarity, Jason Forbes, Rodney Forbes, Bryan Daffron, John Wiler, and Caleb Melton serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, December 21, 2014 at West Oaks Fuenral Home.

Mrs. Hill passed away on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at her residence. She was born on March 10, 1945 in Sulphur Springs, TX, the daughter of Bill and Joyce Phillips King. She worked for Tyco Medical for many years and was a member of the Assemblies of God.

She is survived by sons, Michael Coker, Jerry Coker, Kerry Coker of Sulphur Springs, grandchildren, Nathan Coker, Ashley Coker, Justin Coker, Matthew Coker, Chris Sloan, Kenneth Sloan, Melissa Sloan, Dillon Hobbs, three great-grandchildren, brother, Bill King, Jr. of Sulphur Springs, sisters, Janie Rodgers, Sue Taylor, both of Sulphur Springs, Patsy McGuffey of Garland, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by sons, Freddy Sloan and Tony Hobbs, sisters, Linda Lumpkin, and Jimmie Stonaker.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Carolyn White

Carolyn White, age 57 of Sulphur Springs passed away on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

She was born on August 26, 1957 in Phoenix, AZ the daughter of Travis and Myrtle Bale Underwood.  She married Doug White on November 3, 1984 in Saltillo.  He survives.

Other survivors include: daughter, Kathryn Godfrey of Sulphur Springs; sister, Dora Burns of Longview and brothers, Larry Underwood, Johnny Underwood and Danny Underwood, all of Longview.

She was preceded in death by her parents. 

Memorial services will be held at Old Saltillo Methodist Church at a later date.

 

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Barbara Lynne Teal Chambers

Graveside funeral services for Barbara Lynne Teal Chambers, age 71 of Sulphur Springs will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 19, 2014 at Restlawn Memorial Park with Rev. Billy Walker officiating.

There will be no formal visitation.

Barbara Lynne Teal Chambers died on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at Carriage House Manor Nursing Home.

She was born in Columbus, Ohio on March 20, 1943, the daughter of Robert C. and Betty Minton Teal. She retired from the Department of Human Services and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include: sister, Beckie Bowen and husband, Jack of Alba; nephews, Jack Bowen and wife, Kim and Robert Bowen and wife, Bambi; great-nieces, Heather and Britney Bowen.

Preceded in death by parents and one sister, Beverlee Sue Teal.

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

 

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Margaret Harris Sparks Ramey

Funeral Services for Margaret Harris Sparks Ramey, age 95 of  Plano, formerly of Sulphur Springs will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, December 19, 2014 at Tapp Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Fred Lewis and Rev. Charles Moore officiating. Interment will follow in Restlawn Memorial Park with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be 6 till 8 pm, Thursday, December 18, 2014 at Tapp Funeral Home.
   

Margaret Harris Sparks Ramey passed away on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Brookdale Nursing Home in Plano. She was born in Sulphur Bluff, TX on June 3, 1919 the daughter of Charlie and Lizzie Blount Harris. She married Wilson Sparks in May 1939. He preceded her in death in October, 1966. She married Joe Ramey in 1968. He preceded her in death in June, 2002.  She was a homemaker, a member of Golden K Kiwanis Club of Sulphur Springs and First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs.
   

She is survived by: son, Wilson Sparks, Jr. and wife, Kay of Plano; sisters, Mildred Pike of Grand Prairie and Geraldine Baker of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Brad Sparks and April Rennels; great grandchildren, Heather Sparks and Tyler Sparks; great-great grandchildren, Ashlynn Rennels, Kaitlynn Rennels and K.C. Sparks; great-great-great grandson, Ryder Sparks.
  

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

Arrangements are under the direction of Tapp Funeral Home.

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Maria DeLourdes Moreno

Funeral services for Maria De Lourdes Moreno, age 43, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home with Farher Juan Carlos Sardinas officiating. 

There will be no formal visitation. 

Mrs. Moreno’s passed away Saturday, December 13, 2014. 

Mrs. Moreno was born in Mexico City, Mexico on June 6, 1971 the daughter of Jesus Alcantara and Maria Martha Cervantes.  She married Honorio Moreno and he survives.  Mrs. Moreno was a homemaker and a member of St. James Catholic Church. 

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Carolina Moreno, Israel Moren, Daniel Moreno and Diego Moreno all of Sulphur Springs, her mother, Maria Martha Alcantara of Dallas, brothers and sisters, Margarita Perez, David Alcantara, Antonio Alcantara, Beatriz Buduen, and Jesus Alcantara all of Dallas. 

She was preceded in death by her father.  Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Robert Valton Mason

Robert Valton Mason, age 78, of Point, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at Presbyterian Hospital of Kaufman. 

Mr. Mason was born in Bayou on April 19, 1936, to N.J. and Ethel Jane Rice Mason. He married Bertie Inez Mitchell in Kirbhyville on Feb. 13, 1954. Mr. Mason was a hard working man, and a good provider for his family. He will be greatly missed.

Survivors: Wife:  Inez Mason of Point 2 sons:  Jerry Mason (Vicky) of Point and Jeff Mason (Elizabeth) of Katy Sister:  Fay Mason Grandchildren:  Jerrice, Inez, Michael, Sara, and David Great-grandchildren:  7

He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers, Robert, Marcus, William, Marvin 5 sisters, Hazel, Ethel, Ferle, Mary Ola, and Ruby

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

  

 

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Modis Robinson McMillan

Funeral service for Modis Robinson McMillan, age 88, of Emory, will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, at Emory Baptist Church.  Rev. Willie R. Byrd will officiate.  Burial will follow in Hopewell Cemetery. 

Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 pm Tuesday evening at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mrs. McMillan died early Friday morning, Dec. 12, 2014, in Mesquite, at Willow Bend Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born Dec. 13, 1925, in Emory, to Henry and Lucy Bridges Robinson. She married Alfred Cliftord McMillan, Sr., in Emory. Mrs. McMillan was a housewife, and operator of A.C. McMillan African America Museum in Emory. 

Left to cherish her memories: Sons:  Alfred Clifton McMillan, Jr. of Emory and Harold Dale McMiillan of Austin Daughter:  Gwendolyn McMillan Lawe (Theodore) of Dallas Grandchildren:  Yolanda Edwards, April McMillan, Stacye Hargrove, Sylvia Lawe Williams, and Hayes McMillan Great-grandchildren:  Mechelle Edwards, Mitchell Edwards, II, Taylor McMillan, Timothy McMillan, Preston Lawe, Blair Williams, Sydney Hargrove, Aaron Hargrove, and William Hargrove

She was preceded in death by:  parents; and all of her siblings:  Elma Hobbs, Virgie Potter, Lonnie Robinson, Loda Kendrick, Gletha Davis, Ozell Robinson, Lorenza Robinson, and Choycie Robinson Great-grandchild:  Mitchell Edwards, III

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

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Mae Thomas Dial

Funeral service for Mae Thomas Dial, 63, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with Pastor Willis Taylor and Pastor Barry Stribling officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Tyrone Clayton, Kevin Johnson, Ronnie Johnson, Robert Finnie, Chaddrick Johnson, and Hubert Pryor serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmie Davis and Lagary Dixson.

There will be no formal visitation.

Mrs. Dial passed away Monday, December 15, 2014 at her residence.

She was born on January 20, 1951 in Mt. Pleasant, TX, the daughter of Robert Lee and Geneva Bolden Johnson. She married Edward Dial in Sulphur Springs in 1980. He survives. Mae worked as a laundry assistant for many years and was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband she is also survived by son, Quan Johnson of Sulphur Springs, daughter, Eurenka Shantay Spigner of Sulphur Springs, grandchildren, Latydrick Johnson and wife Patricia of Ft. Gordon, GA, Zacharian Spigner of Sulphur Springs, great-granddaughters, Aubreanna Kamille Johnson, A’Myrah Katrice Johnson, brothers, Harry Johnson, Ronnie Johnson, sisters, Ethel Mae Johnson, Sheila Dial, Naomi Johnson, Florence Williams, Jerry Finley, and Vernon Reece.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, R.L. Johnson and James Johnson. Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Larry Spradlin

Funeral services for Larry Joe Spradlin, age 61, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Posey Baptist Church with Rev. Joe Perkins officiating and Jack Newsom assisting.  Interment will follow at Posey Cemetery with John Vaughn, Tim Spiva, Jim Anderson, Marty Spradlin, Jason Kennedy, Jerry Brandonburgh, Andy Wright, Robert VanWinkle, Ronny Glossup and Weldon Glossup serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Lance Looney, Ron Stanley, Tommy Long, Tom Glossup, Clint Spiva, Cody Spiva and the Monday Night Guitar Jammers. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., Friday, December 12, 2014 at Posey Baptist Church. 

Larry was born on December 10, 1953 in Marysville, CA, the son of Howard “Buddy” Spradlin and Truman “Trudy” Ballard Spradlin.  He married Sherri Glossup on March 23, 1978 in Sulphur Springs.  She survives.  Larry was an Ag teacher at North Hopkins ISD, he was a dairyman, and managed Cattleman’s Feed Store and was the Hopkins County Extension Agent.  He was a member of NETLA and NETBIO and a member of Posey Baptist Church. Larry also served on the North Hopkins School Board.

In addition to his wife Larry is survived by two daughters, Stacy Spradlin Hrabal and husband Michael of Sulphur Springs and Haley Spradlin Ross and husband John of Bogata, mother, Trudy Spradlin of Talco, brother, Marty Spradlin of Talco, sister Sue Witt of Pittsburg, grandchildren, Jalyn and Hadlee Hrabal of Sulphur Springs and Jake and Judd Ross of Bogata. 

He was preceded in death by his father. 

Memorials may be made to Posey Baptist Church Building Fund, 4620 FM 71 West, Sulphur Springs, TX   75482. 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Paul Joseph Gaskell

Paul Joseph Gaskell, age 87, of Sulphur Springs passed away on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at the Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab. Memorial services will be held on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. at the First United Methodist Church in Sulphur Springs with Rev. Pete Adrian officiating, and serving as honorary pallbearers will be Cody Jones, Frank Rao, Adam Lindsay, Trip Wyse, Terry Jones, Dylan Jones, David Berry, Andy Berry, Scott Berry, Lloyd Moseley, Douglas Webb, George Reese, Bill Lindsay and the Messenger Sunday School class.


Paul was born on June 19, 1927 in Dallas TX to Roy Lee and Charlie M. Jones Gaskell. Paul married Nancy M. Berry in Dallas TX on January 29, 1952, and in their 62 years of marriage shared many adventures and memories together. Paul attended Texas A&M, was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served his country during World War II as well as was a retired Dallas Fire Fighter and Rescue, a Real Estate Broker, Custom Home Builder and a volunteer for the Genesis Women’s Shelter.


Paul is survived by his wife Nancy Gaskell of Sulphur Springs TX. Three daughters; Leslie McCullough and husband Terry of Sulphur Springs TX., Janice Williams and husband Bruce of Keller TX., and Alison Mueller of Conroe TX., a grandson, Brandon Williams and wife Elizabeth of Ft. Worth TX and three great grandchildren, Kaid Williams, Tiegan Williams, and Kinsley Williams. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Elizabeth Moseley and three brothers –in –laws, Don Webb, Frank Rao, and Wiley Berry and wife Challie and numerous nieces and nephews.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents Roy and Charlie Gaskell. Two brothers: Roy and Jack Gaskell, a brother-in-law Lloyd Moseley, and a sister-in-law Jane Webb.

Memorials can be made to the First United Methodist Church in Paul’s Name.

 

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William "Willie" Lee Honea, Sr.

Funeral Services for William "Willie" Lee Honea, Sr., age 33 of Yantis, will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Chapel with Pastor Vivian Pierce officiating.  Interment will follow at Yantis Cemetery with Roger Honea, Jr., Jimmy Dale Vivion, Phillip Newman, Darrell Honea, Micah Gaby, J.D. Honea serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers William Honea, Jr., Jacob Honea, Cash Honea, Cason Summerlin, Dalton Honea, J.C. Nolen, Trey Honea and Brandon Landers. 

Visitation will be held on Monday, December 8, 2014 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

William Lee "Willie" passed away on Thursday, December 4, 2014.           

He was born on August 3, 1981, the son of Roger Wayne , Sr. and Tammy Darlene Potter Honea in Dal

las.  He was a brick mason, avid hunter, fisherman and member of the Yantis Volunteer Fire Department.           

Survivors include: parents, Roger, Sr. and Tammy Honea; children, William Lee Honea, Jr., Jacob Tyler Honea and Katelyn Joyce Rutledge, all of Mineola, Weston Cash Honea of Yantis; brother, Roger Wayne Honea and wife, Emily of Yantis; sister, Falon Leann Honea of Mineral Wells.           

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, William Lee and Ruthie Lee Honea, Wheeler Dale Wright and Thelma Potter 

"ON THE SNAP, VINCENT"

 

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Arlene Logan

Funeral Services for Arlene Logan, age 85 of Dike, will be held Monday, December 8, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Sulphur Springs City Cemetery with Kevin Willard, Randy Willard Billy Willard Chris Whaley, Justin Walbruck, Russ Logan, Bubba Williams and Andrew Doughty serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held Sunday, December 7, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at Murray Orwosky Funeral Home.

Arlene passed away Saturday, December 6, 2014 in Wills Point. Arlene was born to Oscar and Anna Lauer Walbruck on April 7, 1929 in The Township of Royalton, Wisconsin.  She married Russell Doughty, who proceeded her in death.  She later married Robert Bruce Logan.  He survives.  She was a member of Seventh Day Adventist Church and was also a retired cake decorator.

Survivors include husband; Robert Bruce Logan of Dike; daughters, Ann Johnson of San Antonio, Sue Willard of Columbia, Missouri, JoAnn Wilson and husband, John of Kerrville, Dianne Johnston and husband, Bill of Delta, Ohio, Cindy Holt and husband, Harry, of Center Point; sons, James Doughty and wife, Sue of West Salem, Wisconsin, Michael Doughty and wife, Cathy of San Antonio, Mark Doughty and wife, Dana of Wills Point, Peter Doughty and wife, Nancy of Arlington, Russell Logan and wife, Sharon of Hawkins; sisters, Rose "Elaine" Kaddatz and Marie Schuette, both of New London, Wisconsin along with numerous grandchildren, great- grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was proceeded in death by two brothers, John Walbruck, and Ervin Walbruck; five sisters, Margaret Peru, Agnes Hanes, Shirley Bestel, Adeline Hass, and Eleanor Kipke; one infant daughter, Mary Ellen Doughty and one son, Randy Logan..

  

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Carlene Morgan Farr

Carlene Morgan Farr, age 77 went peacefully to be with the Lord Friday, December 5, 2014 at 6:45 p.m. at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.  Graveside service will be held Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 2:00 p.m., Gafford Chapel Cemetery, Sulphur Springs, Texas.  Duane Peters of Tom Bean, Texas officiating.

Carlene was born on October 23, 1937 to Thomas Carr and Dora Ella Mahaffey Patterson in Coahoma, Texas.  She married Billie Frank Morgan in November, 1955, he proceeded her in death in 1978, she married William M. Farr in 1978, he proceeded her in death in 1986.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church Howe, Texas before going into an Alzheimer unit in 2012. 

She is survived by daughters, Valerie Miller and husband, Gary of Howe, Texas and Tawlene Lampp and husband, Eddie of Sulphur Springs, Texas; three grandchildren, Toby Miller and wife, Jill of Howe, Texas, Tanna Holland and husband, Josh and Morgan Lampp both of Sulphur Springs; one great-grandchild, Colter Holland; sisters, Mary Evelyn Smeall and husband, Ed of Mineral Wells, Texas and Barber Sue Bledsoe and husband, Benny of New Deal, Texas; brother-in-law, Otey Shadden of Abernathey, Texas; sister-in-law, Phyllis Patterson of Plainview, Texas and many nieces and nephews. 

She was proceeded in death by her parents, four brothers, T.C., Doyle, Bill Patterson, all of Lubbock and Henry Ray Patterson of Plainview and sister, Sally Kate Shadden of Abernathey, Texas.

 In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her honor to Terrific Tuesdays (an Alzheimer's Day Out Program) c/o First Methodist Church, 301 Church St., Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482 or to the charity of your choice. 

Cemetery address is 6839 TX Hwy 11 West at CR 4710, Sulphur Springs, Texas  75482

 

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Kerry Mayberry

Kerry Mayberry, age 56, of Saltillo passed away Sunday, November 30, 2014 at his residence.

He was born on April 19, 1958 to Clint Collins Mayberry and Frankie Nell McAfee. He was a manufacturer and custodian at Preifert Ranch Supply and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Saltillo.

Mr. Mayberry is survived by two sisters, Kay Nixon and husband Gary and Darlene Jackson, both of Kennett, MO.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Arrangements are under the direction of Tapp Funeral Home.

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Nancy Cato

Funeral services for Nancy Cato, age 102, from Sulphur Springs will be held on Monday, December 8, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at the Tapp Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Sulphur Springs City Cemetery with Tony Duffey, Robert V. Cato, Llyod Nowlin Jr., Kevin Mills, Shane Nix, and Donald Clayborn serving as pallbearers.

Mrs Cato was born on July 12, 1912 in Blunt County Alabama to Harvey R. and Margaret Ann Dowdy Woodard. She married Lonnie Vurl Cato on July 11, 1935 she was a homemaker and member of the Primitive Baptist Faith.

She is survived by her children; Robert Kindell Cato and wife Tina of Waxahachie TX, Clara Mills and husband Gary of Sulphur Springs TX, Veola Burch of Arlington TX, and Celia McFarland of Denton TX, and 8 Grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents Harvey and Margaret Woodard, her husband, Lonnie Vurl Cato, two sons; Thurman Wade Cato, and Donal Winfred Cato and a son-In-law Gordon Burch.

Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society

Arrangements are under the direction of Tapp Funeral Home
 

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David Selvey

Memorial service for David Gary Selvey, age 65, of Emory, will be conducted Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. 

Interment will follow in  Seymore Cemetery near Yantis.

Mr. Selvey died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 at his residence. He was born March 26, 1949, in Little Rock, AR, to Harold D. and Mary Maxine McShane Selvey. Mr. Selvey worked as a building technician in the communications field. He honored his country by serving in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

The family here that will cherish many dear memories are: 2 daughters:  Rae Selvey of Portland, OR; and Erin Selvey Wilemon (Geane) of Sulphur Springs 2 brothers:  Gregory Bell (Deborah) of Garland and Robert Bell (Vesna) of Ft. Worth Granddaughters:  Elizabeth Selvey; and Cara Lynn Wilemon Numerous other loving family and friends.

Preceded in death by:  parents; and 2 brothers, Travis Selvey and Donald Selvey.

Cremation and memorial arrangements will be under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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LaNell McGregor

Funeral services for LaNell McGregor, age 97, of Como, who passed away on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 will be held at 10:00 A.M., Friday, December 5, 2014 at the First Methodist Church in Como TX.

Interment will follow at the Forest Academy Cemetery in Como.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., Thursday, December 4, 2014 at the Tapp Funeral Home.


Mrs. McGregor was born on February 26, 1917 in Como TX, the daughter of Bruce and Bessie Bryant Matthews. She was a beautician and a member of the First Methodist Church of Como where she was a Sunday School teacher and member of the Quilting Club.


LaNell is survived by her children; Pamela Cathey of Como TX, Margaret Anderson and husband Gary of Como TX,  Butch McGregor and wife Laura of Dallas ,and Eddie McGregor and wife Dianna of Pine Forest TX, and her grandchildren; Adam Russell, Jessica Cathey, Steven Braden and wife Kim, Lee Braden and wife Margie, Angela Grimes and husband Adam, Jeremy Anderson and wife Tammy, Leslie Blanchard and husband Bill, Evan McGregor, Molly McGregor, and Julia McGregor, Jason McGregor and wife Marika, and Jon McGregor and wife Diana, great-grandchildren; Alex Braden, Taylor Lafargue, Preston Braden, Chessa Braden, Alyssa Braden, Anderson Grimes, Aiken Grimes, Tate Anderson, Taylor Anderson, Harley Blanchard, Nigel McGregor, Liam McGregor, Georgia McGregor, Chloe Fisher, Dalton Melvin, Dylan Melvin and three Great-Great-Grandchildren; Branlee LaNell Glen, Anna Lisa Braden, and Faye Braden as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bruce Sr. and Bessie Matthews and three brothers; Sam Matthews, Bruce Matthews Jr. and Hugh Matthews.

Memorials can be made to the First Methodist Church Building Fund of Como.

Arrangements are under the direction of Tapp Funeral Home.



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Maximina Delgado

Funeral Services for Maximina Delgado, age 63 of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 11, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Chapel with Jose Pacheco officiating.  Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Alex Torres and Moses Torres serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

Maximina passed away on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at Carriage House Manor in Sulphur Springs.           

She was born on May 12, 1951, the daughter of Juan and Valentina Palacios Rodriguez in Acapulco Guerro, Mexico.           

Survivors include:  daughter, Placi Martinez and husband, José of Sulphur Springs; sons, Alvaro Martinez, Estevan Martinez and Alfonso Martinez, all of Mexico; grandchildren, Carlos Torres, Alex Torres, Moses Torres and Blanca Torres and numerous nieces and nephews.

           

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Maris Elena Sanchez and brother, Baldomero Rodriguez.


Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Thomas "Tommy" Dwayne Cobb

Mr. Thomas Dwayne Cobb, better known as, “Tommy”, of Tampa, Fl, formerly of Winnsboro, Texas, passed away at his home on Thanksgiving Day, November 27th. He went to be with Jesus with his family by his side.

Tommy was born in Winnsboro, Texas, on April 19, 1944, to the late J.P. and Ivha Mae Greer Cobb. During his time in Texas, he was a Dairy Farmer, a Welder, He had a commercial Hay Baling Business, and He was contracted to Amerada Hess as a Sand Blaster and Painter for several years. In July, 1997, he was given the opportunity to relocate to Tampa, Fl, to run the truck division for the local Team Worldwide office. After a successful 17 years running the trucks and warehouse for Team, he finally retired in January, 2014, to fight his battle with cancer.

Tommy was preceded in death by his parents, and 1 brother, James Cobb.

He is survived by his Loving wife of 49 years, Mrs. Nelda Sue (Sims) Cobb of Tampa, Fl; 1 Son, Jason Cobb and wife, Melinda, of Como, Tex, and 3 daughters, Cindy McAdoo and husband, Pat, of Haughton, La., Kristi Hubbell and husband, David, of Tampa, Fl., and Holli Cobb and husband, Jay Roundtree, of Tampa, Fl., 1 brother Bobby Cobb and wife, Alice, of Irving, Tex., 2 sisters, Betty Eades, of Garland, Tex, and Cheryl Cobb of Beaumont, Tex.; inlaws, Roy and Modene Sims, of Sulphur Springs, Tex.; 10 Grandchildren: Lucas and Molly McAdoo, Kaci and Lance Bass, Jacob, Bailee and TJ Hubbell, Christa Woods, Myka Bryant, Cameron Brown and Quest Roundtree; 4 Great-Grandchildren: Caden, Ben, Harley and Paislee Bass. He is also survived by numerous Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.

Tommy’s happiest moments were when he was with his Grandchildren and his Great-
Grands. THEY WERE HIS LIFE!!

Services are scheduled for Saturday, December 6th, 2014 at 2:00 pm at Beaty Funeral Home in Winnsboro, Texas, visitation will begin two hours prior at 12:00 pm, and interment will follow at Black Oak Cemetery, Hopkins County, TX.
Jacob Hubbell, TJ Hubbell, Lance Bass, Lucas McAdoo, Cameron Brown, Quest Roundtree, Geoff Eades and Barry (Rusty) Butts will serve as pallbearers.
Reverend Dan Hubbell will officiate.

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Virgie Ross

Funeral services for Mrs. Virgie Nell Ross, age 78, of Sulphur Springs, will be held on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the Morning Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Harold Nash and Rev. Rudy Ellis officiating.

Interment will follow at the Independence Cemetery in Sandfield. 

Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 4, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M at the Tapp Funeral Home.

Virgie Nell Nelson Ross was born to the parentage of Roy and Vera Cotton Nelson in Sulphur Springs, Texas. She attended Douglas High School. She confessed her belief in Christ at the early age of Fourteen at Morning Chapel Baptist Church under the Pastorate Rev. Houston
Virgie moved to Kansas City Missouri and started working at the Lipton Tea Company, where she met and married Mr. David Ross and to this union three children were born, David Jr., who passed away in infancy, Jerry Ross and Marquis Ross.

Virgie later moved to Dallas, Texas where she worked in the Health Care system until she decided to move back to Sulphur Springs to help care for her mother and brother. She reunited with her family at the Morning Chapel Baptist Church where she remained a faithful member until her health declined

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Virgie departed this life on November 27, 2014 at the Sulphur Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center after a lengthy illness. She leaves with cherished memories two sons; Jerry Ross and wife Rose of Dallas TX., and Marquis Ross and wife Angela of Dallas TX.,  five grandchildren; Jerry Ross Jr., Joshua Ross, Jameson Ross, LaQuis Ross, and Camry Ross  and seven great-grandchildren, one brother, Charles Nelson and wife Ina of Dallas TX. and one sister, Wanda Nelson Young of Kansas City MO.,  and a devoted nephew Brusker Fannin, and  numerous nieces and nephews.


She is preceded in death by her husband David Ross, a son David Ross Jr., a grandson Jonathan Ross, her parents Roy and Vera Nelson, and two brothers and three sisters.



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Gary Maynard

 

Funeral services for Gary Maynard, age 66 of Sulphur Springs, will be held 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at League Street Church of Christ with Rev. Neal Cochran officiating with Rodney Keller, Glen Hamlin, Bruce Hammegren, Rusty Dameron, J.R. Simms, John McDonald, Jonathon Keller and Eldon Turner serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Maynard passed away Saturday, November 29, 2014 at his residence.

He was born January 9, 1948 in Cooper, the son of Rudolph and Marvelle Armstrong Maynard.  He married Sherry Darlene Mitchell on March 18, 1993 in Sulphur Springs.  She survives.  He was the Owner of Maynard's Custom Tree Service in Sulphur Springs and a member of the League Street Church of Christ.

Survivors include: sons, Jerry Maynard and wife, Ginger, Johnny Maynard and wife, Michelle and Brian Maynard and wife, Amber, all of Sulphur Springs and Rodney Maynard of Dallas; daughters, Genny Howard and husband, Michael of Sulphur Springs and Misty Williams of Texarkana; sister, Mary King of Pittsburg; brother, Tony Maynard of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Morgan Maynard, Kasie Maynard, Lauren Maynard, Dakota Maynard, Deanna Maynard, Mason Maynard, Madison Maynard, Blake Maynard, Dayton Howard, Alexis Howard, Kaylee Howard, Robbie Howard, Joey Howard, Christian Truncali, Camryn Truncali, Chad Maynard, Chase Maynard, Destiny Ward, Cameron Ward, Zackery Ward, Zoie Ward and one great-grandchild, Rylan Teague.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Rodney and Jeff Maynard; sister, Sandra Bingham and two grandchildren, Kodi Dawn and Clessy Howard.

Funeral arrangements for Gary Maynard of Sulphur Springs are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Lucille Harmon

Graveside funeral service for Lucille Harmon, age 97 of Sulphur Springs will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at Restlawn Memorial Park with Rev. Mike Eason officiating. Serving as pallbearers are Brad Bettes, Stephen Brown, Travis Harmon, Stacy Harmon, Brady Harmon and Chasen Folmar.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mrs. Harmon passed away on Monday, December 1, 2014 at Rock Creek Health and Rehab. 

She was born in Quinton, OK on September 25, 1917, the daughter of C. G. and Ora Lois Burr Weaver.  She married LeRoy Harmon, Sr., who preceded her in death.  She was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include: son, Andy Harmon and wife, Susan of Sulphur Springs; daughter, Bobbie Jean Perkins of Phoenix, AZ; grandchildren, Tracy Dennis, Stacy Harmon, Travis Harmon, Kelli Brown, Kaci Harrington, James Harmon, Billy Perkins and Linda Amundson; eleven great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by two sons, Autry Harmon and LeRoy Harmon, Jr. and two brothers.

 

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Violet Blalock

Violet Elizabeth Blalock, 90, passed away Sunday, November 30, at Carriage House Manor.

A graveside service for Mrs. Blalock will be held at Myrtle Spring Cemetery at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 3, 2014.

No formal visitation will be held. Viewing may be done during business hours at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Violet Elizabeth Goldsmith was born October 9, 1924 in Quitman, Texas to William Arthur and Lydia Ann Goldsmith. She married W.R. Blalock in Quitman, Texas on June 23, 1951. They had one son, William Richard “Rick” Blalock, Jr. Mrs. Blalock grew up in Wood County and upon graduating from high school attended and graduated from Dallas Methodist Hospital School of Nursing on April 16, 1944. In September of 1944 she entered the U.S. Army Nurse Corps. She served in the Asiatic Pacific campaign of World War II achieving the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. After separating from the Army, she worked as the county nurse in Wood County. She later began working at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital where she served as Director of Nursing, Director of the LVN school, and Director of In-service until her retirement. During her long career in nursing Mrs. Blalock was one of the most respected nurses in her field. She was loved by the doctors, coworkers, students, patients, and friends. She could handle any situation and if you needed something done you went to Mr. Blalock to get it done.

Mrs. Blalock was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Bill James Goldsmith, and her son, Rick Blalock.

She is survived by many friends and former co-workers.

Her life was one of service to others and she will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to The Gideon’s International at www.gideons.org.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Bobby Price

Funeral services for Bobby Price, age 79 of Sulphur Springs, will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Leo Weisniski and Rev. Dean Libby officiating with Larry Brown, Bob Gideon, LaRoyce McDaniel, Bernie Beers, Ronnie Parris, Mark Spencer, Daniel Roper and Bryan White serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers are Gaithen Day, Laddie Filak, Don Deaton, Charles Darr, Debbie Nixon, Wilbert Roland, Doyle Wood, Joe Ardis, Harris Ardis and Truman Wilkerson.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.

Bobby passed away on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at his Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born on December 25, 1934 in Sulphur Springs the son of Frank and Gladys Garrett Price.  He married Betty Hendricks on March 7, 1953 in Sulphur Springs.  She preceded him in death in 2011. 

He was the retired owner of Price Ford Lincoln Mercury and a member of the First United Methodist Church and served in the National Guard.Survivors include: son, Gregg Price and wife, Debbie of Sulphur Springs; daughter, Vicki Thomas of Rockwall; grandchildren, Jaclyn Thomas, Annie Thomas, Natalie White and husband, Bryan and Abbey Roper and husband, Daniel; great-grandchildren, Mason Greggory White, Hannah Rose Roper, Jack Hodges Roper and Charles James White; sister, Vera Harrington of Sulphur Springs and long time faithful friend, care-taker, confidant and adopted son, Buzzy Ivey.

Special appreciation to care-takers, LaWanda Rape, Rose Dial, Simone and all the staff at Wesley House.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Betty; brothers, Pizzini and Frankie Price; sisters, Marie Jones and Odessa Baxter.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Betty Crabtree

Funeral services for Betty Sue Crabtree, age 81, of North Richland Hills, formerly of Reilly Springs will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Al Davis and Rev. Darryl Crawford officiating. 

Pallbearers will be Jonathan Toles, Andrew Galloway, Nathan Woodward, Michael McFatridge, Drew Campbell and Gordon Frazier. 

Visitation will be from 10:00 to 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 2, 2014 prior to services at West Oaks Funeral Home.  

Betty passed away Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Ashwood Court in North Richland Hills.  Betty was born on January 16, 1933 in Hopkins County, the daughter of John P. and Susie (Oakley) Crabtree.  Betty worked for Pennzoil for 35 years and was of the Pentecostal  faith. 

She is survived by her sister, Virginia Galloway of Hurst, TX and many nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents,  brother, Johnny Crabtree and sister, Sarah Ann Crabtree. 

Memorials may be made to the Grace Family Church, 1901 East Loop 301, Sulphur Springs, TX   75482. 

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Isla Faye Alcorn

Isla Faye died peacefully, early Thursday morning November 27th, 2014 at the Cedar Lake Nursing Home in Malakoff, Texas. 

Isla Faye was born January 1, 1932 and raised in Sulphur Springs, Texas by her late parents U.S. and Myrtle Williams.  

Proceeded in death by her brother Hollis Wayne Williams.   

She married Thurman Lee Alcorn of Yantis, Texas in February of 1954; they had two children Steve and Charlotte and proceeded in death two infant sons; and her loving husband Thurman in 1987.

 

Survived by her beloved children son Steve Alcorn and Lana of Saltillo, Texas.  Daughter Charlotte Regester and Monte of Athens, Texas.  Grandchildren Keith Regester, Phillip Alcorn and Meghan and Caitlin Cornell and Jason.  Also, four great-grandchildren John Alcorn, Weston Alcorn, Cason Cornell and Will Cornell.

 

A graveside service will be held at the Sulphur Springs City Cemetery with Rev. Fred Lewis officiating on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

 

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Etta Edwards

Graveside services for Etta S. Edwards, age 94, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 30, 2014 at Salem Cemetery in Wood County with Rev. C. J. Duffy officiating.  Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, November 29, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. 

Mrs. Edwards passed away Thursday, November 27, 2014 at Rock Creek Health and Rehab. 

Mrs. Edwards was born on December 13, 1919 in Franklin County, the daughter of P. A. and Lena Caroline (Jacobs) Scroggins.  She married L. T. Edwards on December 7, 1940 in Franklin County.  He preceded her in death.  Mrs. Edwards was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. 

She is survived by daughters, Mary Underwood and husband Floyd of Sulphur Springs, Murnice Smith and husband Ray of White Oak and Martha Edwards of Mesquite, one son, Leon Edwards and Brenda of Pine Forest, 9 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, sons, George Edwards and Eugene Edwards, brothers, Sam Scroggins and Lonnie Scroggins, sisters, Mattie Turner, Ellafair Davis, Biggen Winkle, Phebe Johnson and Pat Tosh.   

Memorials may be made to Can Help at www.canhelponline.org

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.  

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Charlie Epperson

Memorial services for Charlie Epperson, age 71 of Ridgeway, will be held 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 1, 2014 at Wesley United Methodist Church with Steve Cook officiating.. 

There will be no formal visitation.

Mr. Epperson passed away on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at Paris Regional Medical Center. He was born on February 11, 1943 in Benton, TN the son of Fred and Nora Arp Epperson.  He graduated from Polk County High School and earned a BA from the University of TN at Knoxville.  He married Silvina Kasztelanski on August 3, 1984 in Vaihingen, Germany.  She survives.  He served in the U.S. Air Force for twelve years and also was a Mason.  He was associated with the Red Cross organizations Disaster Action Team.  He was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church and the Russian Initiative for the United Methodist Church.

Other survivors include: sons, Benjamin Epperson and Jon Epperson; daughter, Victoria Woolsey and husband, Nick; sister, Jeannie Chavez; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the American Heart Association; Kidney Foundation or Wesley United Methodist Church.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwoksy Funeral Home.

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Warner Gamblin

Graveside funeral services for Warner Gamblin, age 77 of Sulphur Springs, will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Yantis Cemetery with Bro. Kenneth Rhoades and Bro. Kyle Ray officiating with Catan Runyan, Cooper Lee, David Baxter, Adam Tadlock, Jake Ferrell and Delbert Brown serving as pallbearers. 

Honorary pallbearers are Byrd Hawkins, Kenneth Millsap, Cleve Williams, Carlton Sewell, Wayne Scott, Gayle Gamblin and Larry Gamblin.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 29, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. (Noon) to 1:30 p.m. at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Warner passed away on Thursday, November 27, 2014 at his residence. He was born on July 5, 1937 in Yantis the son of Wayland and Pauline Cryer Gamblin.  He married Mary June Coker on June 28, 1957 in Sulphur Springs.  She survives.  He was the retired owner of K-Bob's Restaurant and a member of the Journey Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs

Other survivors include: daughters, Donna Gamblin, Kelly Humphrey; Robin Mode and husband, Shannon and Lori Lee and husband, Jeff; sister, Barbara Hurst; nephews, Michael Hurst, Gary Hurst and Scotty Hurst; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one grandson, Beau Runyan and infant brother and sister twins.

Memorials can be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital or the American Cancer Society.

 
Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Dorothy May Donaldson

Funeral service for Dorothy Mae Donaldson, age 91, of Emory, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, 2:00 pm, at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Billy Smith will conduct the service. 

Visitation will be at 1:00 pm, one hour prior to the funeral service. 

Burial will follow in Woosley Cemetery.

Mrs. Donaldson was born July 7, 1923, in Lone Oak, to Lonnie Hayden and Robbie Reding Jones. She married Lovell Hughes Donaldson in, Point on, on Feb. 15, 1946. She was a homemaker and belonged to the Baptist  faith. Survivors include: Sons:  Jim Donaldson (Kathie) of Terrell Joe Donaldson (Claudette) of Wichita, KA Jerry Donaldson (Annette) of Scurry Daughter:  Louise Mercer (Robert) of Sulphur Springs Grandchildren:  Kevin Donaldson, Tracy Donaldson, Valerie Jones, Billy Mathews, Larry Donaldson, Emily Donaldson, Madelyn Donaldson, Hayden Donaldson, Janeen Francis, and Becky Hicks 7 Great-grandchildren and 1 Great-great-grandchild Numerous other loving family and friends

Preceded in death by:  parents, husband in 2008,1 sister and 2 brothers.

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Carl Arthur Frandsen

Funeral service for Carl Arthur Frandsen, age 92, formerly of Emory, now of Blue River, WI, will be held Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, at 1:00 pm, at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will follow in Prospect Cemetery.

Mr. Frandsen was born April 11, 1922 in San Francisco, CA. Mr. Frandsen was a carpenter by trade. He served in the U. S. Navy during WWII. He married Irma Odessa Smith, in San Mateo, CA, on Feb. 19, 1969.

Survivors include: 2 Daughters:  Bonnie Frandsen Hoffman of Blue River, WI; and Tina Frandsen of Modesto, CA. Grandchildren:  Drew Lincoln, Douglass Lincoln, and Michael Forhman Great-grandchildren:  4 Great-great-grandchildren:  11

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife, in 2004. 

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Lanny Ray Payne

Graveside service for Lanny Ray Payne, 66, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 23, 2014 at Weaver Cemetery with military honors by the Hopkins County Military Coalition.

Mr. Payne passed away on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at the VA Hospital in Dallas.

He was born on September 1, 1948 in Sulphur Springs, the son of Georgie Dee and Mary Sue Fisher Payne. He married Cathey Dowell on September 16, 2010 in Sulphur Springs. She survives. Lanny served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Conflict. He was a member of Davis Street Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by son, Danny Ray Payne and wife Dr. Maura Payne of California, grandchildren, Steele and Stone Payne of California, brother, George David Payne and wife Judy of Dallas, sister, LaGayla Payne Bell of Sulphur Springs, and nephews, Jonathan and Jerod Payne of Dallas.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials may 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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Ora Fay Johnson

Funeral service for Ora Fay Johnson, 82, of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Randy Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Sulphur Springs City Cemetery with Stanley Giles, Jeremy Meier, Tommy Walker, Travis Bellows, Jason Johnson, and Ricky Whitaker serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home. Mrs. Johnson passed away on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at her residence. She was born on February 27, 1932 in Blanchard, OK, the daughter of Augusta and Tisha Eula Talley Wolf. She was a homemaker and caretaker.

She is survived by sons, Mark Johnson and wife Kathy of Whiteright, TX, Wayne Johnson and wife Barbara of Lindale, TX, Keith Johnson of Sulphur Springs, TX, Randy Johnson and wife Donna of Texarkana, TX, daughters, Barbara Walker of Terrell, Linda Meier and husband Jim of Sulphur Springs, TX, fourteen grandchildren, and twenty two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Loyd Johnson, sons, Garry Johnson and Kenny Dale Johnson, and four brothers.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Plus at 9701 Wesley St. Suite 204, Greenville, TX 75402 or to The Meal-A-Day at 150 Martin Luther King, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.  

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Dorothy Mae Watson

Graveside service for Dorothy Watson, age 90 of Sulphur Springs will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at Rockdale Cemetery with Rev. Fred Lewis officiating. Don Deaton, Harold Deaton, Kenneth Deaton, Larry Don Deaton, Jerry Glossup and Benny Deaton serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

Dorothy passed away on Monday, November 24, 2014 at Carriage House in Sulphur Springs. She was born in Hopkins County on February 26, 1924, the daughter of Nando and Dora Hasley Denton. She married Paul Watson in 1944 in Hopkins County.  He preceded her in death in 2002.  She was a retired homemaker.

Survivors include: son, Richard Watson and wife, Sandi of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Shane Watson, Shelley Watson and Lindsey Cipoletta; great-grandchildren, Cayle Watson, Harli Watson, Madison Rater, Phillip Rater and Maddox Potts.

She was preceded in death by parents, seven brothers, Lawrence Deaton, W. E. Deaton, Vaughn Deaton, Allen Deaton, J.P. Deaton, Grady Deaton, Doyle Deaton and two sisters, Beatrice Glossup and Voila Foster.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Mammie Sue Little

 

Funeral service for Sue Jobe Little, age 83 of Sulphur Springs will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Larry French and Buddy Wiggins officiating. Interment will follow at Nelta Cemetery with Ross Scott, Lamar Scott, Royce Naylor, Hunter Henzler, Jason Bardas and Austin Bardas serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be held on Monday, November 24, 2014 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Sue passed away on Friday, November 21, 2014 at Rock Creek Health and Rehab in Sulphur Springs.

She was born in Nelta on August 20, 1931, the daughter of Thomas Floyd and Grace Gertrude Argenbright Jobe. She married Joe Glenn Scott in 1950 in Sulphur Springs.  She was a Cosmetology Instructor for thirteen years and a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and Drafters of American Revolution.

Survivors include: son, Joe Charles Scott and wife, Betty of Slaton; daughter, Linda Kay Henzler and husband, Leo of Slaton and Gail Hamlin and husband, Glen of Dike; grandchildren, Brooke Gary and husband, Heath, Lamar Scott, Jason Bardas and wife, Michelle, Austin Bardas and wife, Ashley, Russ Henzler and wife Andi, David Henzler and wife, Cyndee, Hunter Henzler, Ross Scott and wife, Amanda, Royce Naylor and Becca Naylor; twelve great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by parents, daughter, Dianna Bardas; brothers, Kenneth Jobe and Roy Jobe and sisters, Juanita Adams and Lou Woolsey.

 

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Bob Armstrong

Funeral Services for Bob Armstrong, age 81 of Sulphur Springs will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Tapp Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Old Saltillo Cemetery with Robert Armstrong, Mark Armstrong, Keith Armstrong, Steven Armstrong, Jon Jeppesen and Michael Goldsmith serving as pallbearers.

There will be no formal visitation.

 Bob passed away on Monday, November 17, 2014 in Plano.

He was born September 2, 1933 in Saltillo, the son of Joseph Vernon and Maurine Miller Armstrong. He married Doris Kathryn French in 1955 in Dallas County. She survives. He graduated from Saltillo High School and received a Business Degree from ETSU. He served in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged in 1962. He was a retired salesman and accomplished guitarist. 

Other survivors include: sons, Mark Armstrong and wife, Pat of Sunray, Robert Armstrong and wife, Maureen of Carrollton; daughter, Kathy Kennedy and husband, Matthew of Maryland; grandchildren; Steven Armstrong, Sean Armstrong, Keith Armstrong, Kathryn Kennedy, and Lindsay Kennedy; and sister, Marilyn Jeppesen and husband, Jon of Richmond.

 

 

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Durwayne Leewright

Memorial services for Durwayne Leewright, age 80 of Dike, will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, November 23, 2014 at League Street Church of Christ with Jerry Salvage officiating. 

There will no formal visitation.

Durwayne passed away on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at his residence.  He was born on May 10, 1934 in Dike, the son of Delphia and Virgie Irons Leewright.  He was a retired business owner.  He married Maxine Taylor in Dike on April 6, 2003.  She survives.

Other survivors include: daughters, Donna Horton of Weaver and Denise Agee of Sulphur Springs; sons, Deryl Leewright of Madison, AL and David Leewright of Rowlett; sister, Melba Lockhart of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Heath Horton, Cory Horton, Rusty Mannon, Shane Mannon, David Leewright, Jr., Shanna Leewright, Jonathan Leewright and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and twin brother, Murfayne Leewright.

Arrangements are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Euelar Pryor Wooten

Funeral Services for Euelar Pryor Wooten, age 82 of Sulphur Springs, will be held 1:00 p.m., Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Michael D. Pryor and Pastor Willis E. Taylor, Sr., Enlogist officiating.  Mrs. Wooten's grandsons will be serving as pallbearers. 

There will be no formal visitation.

Mrs. Wooten passed away on Friday, November 14, 2014 at her residence.

She was born on June 27, 1932 in Hopkins County the daughter of Claude and Eliza Wynn Pryor.  She was a retired nurses' aid and barber.  She married Rev. Henry Lee Wooten, Sr. on November 5, 1949. He preceded her in death in 2004.

Survivors include: daughters, Debra Davis and husband, Roosevelt and Marilyn Hicks, all of Sulphur Springs; sons, Henry Wooten, Jr. and wife, Sharon of Sulphur Springs, Louis Wooten and wife, Sheila of Rockwall, George Wooten and wife, Melody of Dallas, Gary Wooten of Dallas and Delvin Wooten and wife, Akilah of McKinney; brothers, Dr. George W. Pryor of Dallas and Elvis Pryor of Sulphur Springs; twenty-two grandchildren; thirty-five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one infant son, two grandsons, seven brothers, two sisters and one infant great-grandson.

 

 

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John Gatturna

Military graveside services for John Gatturna, age 82 of Cumby, will be held 1:00 p.m., Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Restlawn Memorial Park with Jim Dial playing the bag pipes. 

There will be no formal visitation.

Mr. Gatturna passed away on Monday, November 17, 2014 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital in Sulphur Springs. He was born on April 27, 1932 in New York City the son of Albert and Louise Vicovasi Gatturna.  He served as a Navy Seal during Korean Conflict and was a retired general contractor.

Survivors include: spouse, Naomi Barber of Cumby; son, John Gatturna and wife, Ethel of Ontario, California; three daughters; Louie Manolescu, Toni Devazio and husband, Darrell and Frankie Gatturna all of Chino Hills, California; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Lou Koziol and husband, Ed of Wappingers Falls, NY.

 

 

 

 

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Huel Hammond

Funeral service for Huel H. Hammond, 84, of Sulphur Springs, TX will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at First United Methodist Church with Bro. Pete Adrian officiating and Bro. Dean Libby assisting. Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Ben Hammond, Adam Hammond, Luke Hammond, Heath Hammond, James Schumacher, and Aaron Lohmann serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be G.R. Romans, Bill Floyd, Lino Cruz, Gabriel Lozano, Carmen Ortega, Doyle Wood, Bobby Price, Buzzy Ivy, Bob Gideon, George Law, Bernie Beers, Bob Cody, and the FUMC Messengers Class.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Hammond passed away on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at his residence.

He was born on October 14, 1930 in Weaver, TX, the son of Homer Hill and Grace Anderson Hammond. He married Juanita Wofford on January 2, 1954 in Dallas, TX. She survives. Mr. Hammond was a member of First United Methodist Church of Sulphur Springs. He was a barber for 20 years, and later a mobile home dealer.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by sons, Harlan H. Hammond and wife Paula of Sulphur Springs, Lee Hammond of Batavia, IL, sister, Judy Shelton of Sherman, grandchildren, Christy Schumacher and husband James of Sulphur Springs, Heather Lohmann and husband Aaron of Winnsboro, Ben Hammond and wife Anna of Aurora, IL, Heath Hammond and wife Brittany of Sulphur Springs, Adam Hammond and wife Kami of Aurora, IL, Sarah Hammond of Batavia, IL, Luke Hammond of Batavia, IL, Elyssa Hammond of Batavia, IL, great-grandchildren, Logan and Kaylee Schumacher, Maci and Colten Freeman, Lilly Lohmann, Hayden Huel Hammond, Leah Hammond, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Gene Hammond, sisters, Sharon Kay Tully, Ann Wagner, and great-granddaughter Halo Schumacher.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Kathryn E. Gulley

Surrounded by adoring family, Kathryn (Katy) Gulley, of Sulphur Springs, Texas, joined her gracious Heavenly Father and Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on November 17, 2014 at the age of 84.

She was born in Bronte, Texas on May 3, 1930, the daughter of Bill and Evaline Wrinkle. While in High School in Bronte, Texas, she was voted class favorite, most beautiful, and a cheerleader. She participated in volleyball, basketball, track, and drama. After being introduced by mutual friends at the age of 18, she married David (Dave) Gulley from the neighboring town of Norton, Texas on February 10, 1949. They celebrated 65 years of marriage this year.

    

Upon moving to Sulphur Springs, Texas from Eunice, New Mexico in 1965, she worked as a receptionist for Pargas Propane and she was the pastoral secretary for both Richard Jackson and Charles Killough at First Baptist Church. She later became the driver's license clerk at the Department of Public Safety.  Often times she would be approached by people in town who said, “I know you! You are the sweet lady who took my picture for my driver's license!”  She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs for 49 years. She was a member of the Unity Sunday School class led by Ann Gregg. She was a talented cook, seamstress, and quilter. She always supported her kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids in all of their school and sporting events, as well as, their extracurricular activities. Her desire was to not miss anything anyone was involved in and she accomplished just that! She enjoyed collecting Depression glassware, spending time at the lakehouse, and trailer trips to shop at Canton Tradedays with her girls. Her claim to fame, however, was being voted “Mother of the Year”, as well as, “Grammer of the Year” by her blessed family. What an amazingly talented and gifted lady full of love and grace!

    

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Dave Gulley, 3 children and their spouses including David Gulley Jr. and wife Linda of Sulphur Springs, Susan Moore and husband Doug of Sulphur Springs, and Jeff Gulley and wife Connie of Whitehouse, Texas, and 5 grandchildren including Kori Reed and Shane of Sulphur Springs, Amy Cagle and Will of Tyler, Texas, Steve Moore of Sulphur Springs, Stacy Moore and Brannon of Sulphur Springs, and Reid Gulley of Stephenville, Texas. She was blessed with 6 great-grandchildren, including 2 sets of boy-girl twins, Jaci Reed, Maverick Moore, Jolea Moore, Jett Moore, Cole Cagle, and Libby Cagle. They have all been blessed by God to call her family, friend, mentor, witness, and Godly example by which to model their own lives. She leaves quite a legacy for her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Evaline Wrinkle, and 2 brothers, Bob and Willie Ray Wrinkle.

   

Family visitation to honor her life will be from 6:00-8:00 pm at West Oak Funeral Home on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014.  Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 2:00pm in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church with Pastor Mark Bryant and Rev. Fred Lewis officiating. Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers will include grandsons Steve Moore and Reid Gulley, grandson-in-laws Brannon Moore, Will Cagle, and Shane Reed, as well as, friends Gene White, Jimmy Price, and Johnny Caruthers. Honorary pallbearers are nephews Kerry Wrinkle and Jim Gulley, Mike Bowman, Ronnie Nix, Reggie Hill, as well as, the Unity Sunday School class of First Baptist Church led by Ann Gregg and the Hopkins County Military Coalition.

    

Memorials in her name may be made to the Hopkins County Military Coalition or First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Joseph Darrell York

Funeral service for Joseph Darrell York, age 80, of Point, will be held Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, 2:00 pm, at Point Funeral Home. 
Bro. Mike Frazier will officiate. 

Burial will follow in Hooker Cemetery.

Mr. York died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, in Sulphur Springs, at Rock Creek Health and Rehab. Mr. York was born April 16, 1934, in Emory, to Benjamin Smith and Zera Tabatha Rhodes York. He married Louise Steen, in Point, on Oct. 16, 1956. Mr. York worked for and retired from Dal-Air Casting Co. in Point. He honored his country by serving in the U.S. Army during WWII. He will be missed by all.

Survivors include:  wife, Louise York of Point 3 daughters, Mary Jo York of Denton; Barbara Perry of Sulphur Springs; and Sue Essary of Point 1 son, Billy York of Point Grandchildren:  Lynn Cooksey, Danny Cooksey, Brenda Cooksey, Billy Joe York, Matthew Essary, Hayley Essary, and Eric Essary Great-grandchildren:  11 Great-great-grandchildren:  3 Numerous other loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, and 1 sister.

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Jimmie Thompson

Funeral Services for Jimmie D. Thompson, age 89 of Sulphur Springs, will be held 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Moore officiating.  Military graveside honors and interment will be at Restlawn Memorial Park with Hunter Vaughn, Michael Rogers, Matt Rogers, Ross Scott, Adam English and Kelly Stubbs serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers are Jack Gillis, Randy Hall, Johnny Rushin, Dennis Jordan, Harlan Patterson, Thomas Pace and Sonny Rogers. 

Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Thompson passed away on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Sunny Springs Nursing Home in Sulphur Springs.

He was born on August 12, 1925 in the Nelta Community the son of William N. and Nettie Lancaster Thompson.  He served in the U.S. Army during World War II  and was a retired truck driver, equipment operator and rancher.  He married Johnell Wunsche who preceded him in death in 2001.

Other survivors include: sons, Michael Thompson and wife, Sherri of Sulphur Springs, Bill Thompson and wife, Debbie of Winnsboro and Frank Thompson and wife, Bobbie of Dike; daughter, Emilie Vaughn of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Amanda Scott, Ginger Thompson, Brandy Reynolds, Ashley Thompson, Michael Rogers, Matt Rogers, Tanya English, Janet Stubbs, Jackie Young, Marisa Jones, Hunter Vaughn and Sabrina Haggerty; numerous great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Earl Lancaster and one grandson, Michael Vaughn.

 

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Ms. Jim Wimberly

Graveside services for Jim Wimberley, age 96 of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Nelta Cemetery with Rev. C. J. Duffey  officiating. 

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Ms. Wimberley passed away on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at Wesley House in Sulphur Springs.

She was born on September 19, 1918 in Bromide, OK, the daughter of Dr. James and Mattie Germany.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Sulphur Bluff Eastern Star.  She married Charles Wade Wimberley in San Francisco in 1946.  He preceded her in death in 1988.

Survivors include: niece, Pat Clark of Katy; nephews, Phil Rogers of Gunter, Lynn Rogers of Allen and Mike Griffin of Hendersonville, N.C.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Clyde Germany; sisters, Mary Burnett and Joy Rogers; nephew, Jim O'Conner and nieces, Jeanine O'Conner and Joy Griffin.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Bill Huskey

Bill Huskey, formerly of Sulphur Springs, passed away on Wednesday, November 12, 2014. He was born on April 1, 1963, in Jonesboro, Arkansas, the son of Albert Huskey, Jr. and Sue Bryant Huskey.

Survivors include: his mother, Sue Bryant of Hughes Springs; sisters, Tasha Webb of Sulphur Springs, Amanda Cantrell of Sulphur Springs, Jackie Delaney of Mississippi, and Michelle Bernard of Hughes

Springs; and a brother, Llod Huskey of Sulphur Springs.

He was preceded in death by his father and a sister, Sue Ann Huskey.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Thelma Stewart

Thelma Stewart, 92, of Sulphur Springs, passed away on Friday, November 7, 2014 at Rock Creek Health and Rehab.

Graveside services will be on Monday, November 12, 2014, at Restlawn Memorial Park.  

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.  

 

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Donald Temples

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Memorial Services for Don Temples, age 62 of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Samuel Glenn officiating.

Interment will follow at Shooks Chapel Cemetery. 

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

           

Mr. Temples died on Friday, November 7, 2014 at his residence.  He was an electrician and of the Methodist faith.

He was born on July 11, 1952, the son of Lynn and Dolly Jean Bell Temples in Sulphur Springs.  He married Kathy Dunnam on January 12, 1991 in Irving.  She survives.

           

Other survivors include: daughter, Tammie Gilbert of Hugo, OK; son, Dean Gilbert of Sulphur Springs and Gary Gilbert and wife, Helen of Houston; brothers, Ronnie Temples, Gary Temples and wife, Joanna, Steve Temples and wife, Debbie; sisters, Lynna Nichols and Joy Britton and husband, Charles; grandchildren, Kimberly Alsup, Skylre Virgin, Dannylle Beggs, Cory Gilbert, Mason Gilbert, Gavin Gilbert, Brayden Gilbert, Jacey Gilbert; great-grandchildren, Reygan Alsup and Delanee Begg.

           

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.


 

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Thomas Eugene Ham

Memorial service for Thomas Eugene Ham, 83, of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at Gafford Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. Jim Goodwin officiating and Bro. Danny Meek assisting.

There will be no formal visitation. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Fraternal Order of Border Agents.

Thomas passed away on November 6, 2014 at his residence, surrounded by family and friends.

He was born on August 24, 1931 in Dunklin County, MO, the son of Thomas Eure and Maymie Waddell Ham. He married Jeanne Middleton on March 23, 1975 at South Lake Tahoe. She survives. He served 32 years in Federal Law Enforcement. He spent 10 years as Military Police in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict, then served in the Border Patrol, Immigration, DEA, and U.S. Customs.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by son, Thomas E. Ham, Jr. and wife Laura of California, daughters, Zita Walters and husband Glen of South Dakota, Nicole Bickford and husband Jeff of Vermont, Kelly Johnson of Sulphur Springs, grandchildren, Megan, Tyler, Lucas, James Lee, Lisa, Ricky, Alex, and Fernado, great-grandchildren, Noah and Addie, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Holland Wright Ham, Wilson Pal Ham, sisters, Lucille Fadler, Joyce Blackmon, and Betty Jo Baker.

Memorials may be made to the Cypress Basin Hospice, 207 Morgan St., Mt. Pleasant, TX 75455 or to the Wounded Warrior Project at www.support.woundedwarriorproject.org.

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

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Arnold Leon "Buck" Hudson

Mr. Hudson, 89, was born in Montague County, Newport, TX, on September 13, 1925 and passed away on November 4, 2014, at Oak Manor Nursing Home in Commerce, TX.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred Joy and Mary Ida Rector Hudson; his wife, Novella; his son, Arnold Dell; his daughters: Delores Ree Smith and Sandra Kay Waters; and, six brothers.  He was also preceded in death by his second wife, Fama.
 
Mr. Hudson is survived by his daughters:  Patricia Sampson of Arlington and Doris Bradford of Farmersville; his daughter-in-law, Kay Hudson of Garland; his three brothers:  Howell and Carl Hudson of Wichita Falls and Wayne of Jacksboro; his sister, Wanda McCalip of Wichita Falls; his ten grandchildren; his 11 great-grandchildren; his 2 great great-grandchildren; his three step-children:  Paul Babb of Burleson, Ruth Tyler and Jimmy Babb of Campbell; several step-grandchildren and great grandchildren; and, many, many friends.
 
Mr. Hudson served in the Army during WW II and fought in the Battle of the Bulge, among others.  He was in road construction for more than 50 years and helped build many of the farm-to-market roads in Northeast Texas.  He was a Mason for more than 50 years and was a member of the Greenville Lodge.
 
The family would like to thank the staff of Oak Manor Nursing Home for their care of “Papa” over the last few years; and, also, Drs. Rick and Tom Selvaggi.
 
Graveside services with full Military Honors will be conducted on Friday, November 7, 2014, at Memory Land Memorial Park in Greenville at 1:00 p.m.
 
Visitation will be held on Friday, November 7, 2014, from 10 a.m. until Noon at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home in Commerce.

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

 

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Addison David Bennett

Funeral services for Addison David Bennett, age 16, of Como will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 8, 2014 at The Way Bible Church with Bro. Joel Tiemeyer officiating and Damon Wilks assisting. Interment will follow at Greenpond Cemetery with Zach Crow, Chris Crow, Brian Potts, Garrett Green, Cody Fite, Brazos Kight, Christian Hill, Denton Lawson, and E.J. Studie serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, November 7, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Addison passed away Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

He was born on December 4, 1997 in Rowlett, TX, the son of David and Sharon Morgan Bennett. Addison was an avid duck hunter.

He is survived by his parents, sisters, Ashley Darby and Alex Mowat of Como, Autumn Bennett of Como, brother, Austin Darby of Como, nephew, Maddix Garvin, niece, Jentri Mowat, grandparents, David and Joyce Bennett of Sulphur Springs, Dorman and Sandra Morgan of Como, special grandparent, Rick and Linda Brake of Nashville, AR, best friends, Zach Crow, Brian Potts and Chris Crow, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by grandmother, Shirley Morgan. Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Frank Cruse

Funeral Services for Frank Cruse, age 80 of Emory, will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, November 8, 2014 at First Baptist Church Yantis with Rev. Jeremy Durig officiating.  Military graveside honors and interment will follow in Restlawn Memorial Park with Wilbur Cummings, Charlie Teague, Todd Harp, Grant Harp, Tanner Harp, Ty Harp and Ken Skrien serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 7, 2014 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

Mr. Cruse died on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at Whispering Pines Nursing Home.  He was a retired custom home builder, member of the U.S. Army and also a member of the First Baptist Church Yantis.

           

He was born on April 22, 1934, the son of Samuel Franklin and Hazel Runge Cruse in Celeste.  He married Shi Skrien on November 23, 1977 in Dallas.  She survives.

           

Other survivors include: daughters, Carol Dutilly and Tracy Hampton , both of Leonard; sons, Todd Harp and wife, Wendy of Anna and Grant Harp and wife, Shanna of Allen; grandchildren, Holli Denton, Megan DeBold, Tanner Harp, Ty Harp, Chance Harp, Angel Harp, Amber Harp and Shane Peterson.

           

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Christine Smith.

 

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Joseph Henry Moon

Funeral service for Joseph Henry Moon, age 87, of Point, will be held on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, 1:00 pm, at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will follow in Clifton Cemetery.  Bro. Billy Smith will officiate. 

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

Mr. Moon died Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at Baylor Health Care in Dallas.

He was born Aug. 17, 1927, in Lone Oak, to Oliver Woodson and Addie Lavonia Ray Moon. He married Barbara Garrett in Alba, on Aug. 29, 1953. He honored his country by serving in the U.S. Army. Mr. Moon worked for and retired from Dixico Company as a foreman over the maintenance department  He was a machinist.

Survivors include: 2 Sons:  Joseph Scott Moon (Carla) of Arlington; and James Wesley Moon (Melinda) of Miller Grove Daughter-in-law:  Tracy Moon of Arlington 2 sisters:  Margaret Allison of Lone Oak; and Joyce Knox of Plano 2 brothers:  Gaylan Moon (Bobbye) of Conroe; and Royce Moon of Richardson Sister-in-law:  Shirley Garrett of St. Joe Grandchildren:  Amanda, Jesse, Krista, Katie, Sarah, Kim, Nick, and Mike Great-grandchildren:  Wesley, Natalie, Tye, Luke, Madelyn, Eleanor, and Jocelyn Numerous other loving family and friends

Preceded in death by:  parents; wife, Barbara Moon; 1 son, Jeff Moon; and 2 brothers, Ray Moon; and Oliver Moon, Jr. ("Big Un")

 

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Burton Nowlin

Burton Nowlin age 89, of Sulphur Springs passed away on November 2, 2014 in Sulphur Springs, funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at Tapp Funeral Home with Rev. Neal Cochran officiating. Burial will follow the service at Providence Cemetery in Mt. Vernon with Devyn Sumners, Ned Ball, Harold G. Ball, Billy Sanders, Joe Thompson, Allen Davis, Jesse Duckworth and Harold Baugh serving as pallbearers.

Visitation Will be held Tuesday, November 4, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

Mr. Nowlin was born on September 2, 1925 to Thomas S. and Orpha Burton Nowlin in Hanna Oklahoma. He married Ruby T. Wesson on February 9, 1957 in Sulphur Springs TX. He was a member of The Lighthouse Church.

Mr Nowlin is survived by his wife Ruby Nowlin and their children; two sons; Thomas Dewayne Nowlin of Sulphur Springs TX, and Elvon Nowlin of Tatum TX. two daughters; Sharron Ball of Sulphur Springs and Carolyn Sanders of Kaufman TX.  He is also survived by his sister Ozella Whetstone of Mt. Vernon and his grandchildren; Tatia Renee Newbry, Eli Thompson, Charlotte Anderson, Robert Lee Newbry, Joe Thompson, Billy Joe Sanders, Devyn Sumners, Matthew Allen Sumners, and Brittany Nicole Alderson and numerous Great- Grandchildren and Great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his daughter Glenda Alverez, his grandchildren Luther Thompson, Newton Anderson and a sister Winnie Turner as well as two brothers; Raymond Nowlin and Bill Nowlin. 
 

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Jack McBride Bowen

Funeral Services for Jack McBride Bowen, age 65 of Como, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Martin officiating.  Interment will follow in the Greenpond Cemetery with Jimmy Barrett, Matt Brown, Jason Brown, Larry Satterlee, Shannon Bowen, Doug Baughman and Doug Brown serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers are Charlie Harris, Bryant Satterlee, Glenn Satterlee, Ben McGill and Carson Herron. 

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

Mr. Bowen died on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at his residence.  He was a self-employed dairyman, truck driver and a member of the Greenpond Baptist Church.

           

He was born on January 27, 1949, the son of John Raymond and Winnie Fort Bowen in Hopkins County.  He married Betty Jackson on July 27, 1968 in Pickton.  She survives.

           

Other survivors include: son, Michael Bowen and wife, Amy of Como; daughter, Amy Herron and husband, Cary of Wolfe City; brother, Pat Bowen and wife, Deanna of Como; sisters, Margaret Martin of Tyler and Joann Buckner of Houston and four grandchildren, Breanna Bowen, Baylee Bowen, Cassidy Herron and Carson Herron.

           

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Thelbert Bowen and Bobby Bowen; three sisters, Benthel Satterlee, Melba Sparks and Judy Brown.

 

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Sherry Lynn Brown Barnett

Funeral Services for Sherry Lynn Brown Barnett, age 70 of Mesquite, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home. 

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

         

Ms. Barnett died on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at Medical Center of Plano.

 

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Mary Connally Hood

Funeral services for Mary Connally Hood, age 89, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at the Myra Wilson Chapel at City Cemetery with Rev. Charles Moore officiating. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, November 3, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home.  Interment will be at City Cemetery. 

Mrs. Hood passed away Friday, October 31, 2014 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. 

Mrs. Hood was born on February 14, 1925 in Wichita Falls, TX, the daughter of Earl and Rose (Minter) Wood.  She married her first husband, George Perry Connally, Sr., in 1948 and he preceded her in death in 1986.  She married Jackson Sloan Hood in 1994 and he survives.  Mrs. Hood was a wife and mother and a member of Gafford Chapel Methodist Church. 

In addition to her husband she is survived by one son, George Connally, Jr. and wife Pat of Sulphur Springs, one daughter, Susie Connally Barker and husband Mickey of Sulphur Springs, step-daughter, Nonnie Jones and husband Bill of Sulphur Springs, grandchildren, Anjeanee Hornberger, Chris Connally, Drue Connally, John Emigh, Michael (Church) Emigh and Brad Barker. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, three daughters, Carolyn Walls, Rose Ann Connally and Sally Connally Emigh and one grandson, Daniel Dewitt. 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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David Wood

Graveside services for David Lyle Wood, Jr., age 34, of Lindale will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, November 6, 2014 at Pine Forest Cemetery. 

There will be no formal visitation. 

David passed away Sunday, November 2, 2014 at Trinity Mother Frances in Tyler, TX. 

David was born on July 25, 1980 in Las Cruces, NM, the son of Lyle and Bettye (Ash) Wood.  He married Lindsey McClure on November 5, 2005 in Sulphur Springs.  She survives.  David was a 2004 graduate of Texas Tech where he received a Master’s of Architecture Degree.  David was an architect and worked for Thompson Architecture Group, Inc. out of Tyler. David was also the owner of D.L.WOOD Design LLC.   

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his parents, one brother, Cliff Wood and wife Andrea of San Antonio, grandparents, James Ash and step-grandmother Dale of Dallas, Fairris Wood of Garland.  

He was preceded in death by grandparents, Ruth Ash and Bill Wood. 

Memorials may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation at eftx.org. 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Marty Fouse

Funeral Services for Marty Fouse, age 57 of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Rev. Bruce Stinson officiating.  Interment will follow in the Cumby Cemetery with Darrell Vick, Ricky Vick, David Vick, Kenneth Greer, David Worthey and Joe Worthey serving as pallbearers.

No formal visitation will be held.

           

Mr. Fouse died on Saturday, November 1, 2014 Sunny Springs Nursing Home in Sulphur Springs.           

He was born on March 19, 1957, the son of R. E. and Ruthie Fouse in Commerce, TX.           

Other survivors include: five children; sister, Sue Perry of Waco; long time companion, Lisa Fouse of Sulphur Springs; caregiver, Dimple McPhearson of Sulphur Springs and several nieces and nephews.

           

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

 

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Ada Christine Jennings

With family at her side, Ada Christine Jennings passed away peacefully on October 31, 2014. 

Christine was born in Reilly Springs, TX on May 30, 1919 to Thomas Oscar and Bertha Lou (McDonald) Jenkins.  She married Travis Merle Jennings in the Rockdale community on June 16, 1937.  He preceded her in death on April 13, 1996.

She is survived by her son Thomas Mack Jennings of Sulphur Springs; brothers, Jimmie D Jenkins of Dallas; Kenneth Jenkins of Sulphur Springs and sister, Jo Ann Venable of Mesquite.  She is also survived by grandchildren Marci Owens of Sulphur Springs; Nanci Jennings of Fayette Co., TN; Amy Dillard of Fort Worth; Kelley Jennings of Big Sandy; and Allison Brownlee of Tupelo, MS; eight precious great grandchildren; a host of treasured nieces and nephews and special daughters Janie Lusher of Bett, MS and JoAnn Reston of Big Sandy.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Gary Jennings, sister Gerine Jenkins and brothers Donald Jenkins, Dale Jenkins and Billy Jenkins.

Per her wishes there will be no formal visitation or service.  The family will gather at a later date for a celebration of her life.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cypress Basin Hospice, 207 Morgan Street, Mt. Pleasant, TX  75455.

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Joan Nowlin

 

Joan Shilling Nowlin, age 83, of Texarkana, Arkansas, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, November 1, 2014.

Mrs. Nowlin was born June 4, 1931 in Fletcher, Oklahoma to Elmer and Thelma Shilling who preceded her in death.  She married James Nowlin on November 19, 1949 in Oklahoma City.

Joan was a talented singer, seamstress, cook, golfer, wife, mother and grandmother.  She was a member of Williams Memorial United Methodist Church, P.E.O. Sisterhood, Opportunities, Inc., Woman’s Golf Association, hand bells, garden club and church choir.

Along with her husband, she is survived by daughters, Linda Moss and husband, Jon, of Collierville, Tennessee, and Peggy Weaver and husband, Bob, of Sulphur Springs, Texas.  Joan is also survived by grandchildren Stephanie Oberstein and husband, Matt, of Norcross, Georgia, Allison Sunderman of Castalia, North Carolina, Rob Sunderman and wife Jennifer, of Ashburn, Virginia, Preston Weaver of Lubbock, Texas, Jon Moss, Jr. and wife, Jennifer, of Collierville, Tennessee and great grandchildren Sydney Jo Oberstein, Aron, Ethan and Noah Moss.

Graveside services will be 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at Hillcrest Memorial Park with Rev. Sherry Waters officiating under the direction of Texarkana Funeral Home, Texas.

Memorial services will be at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at Williams Memorial United Methodist Church.

Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to UMCOR c/o Williams Memorial United Methodist Church, 4000 Moores Lane, Texarkana, TX 75503 or a charity of your choice.

On line registration is at www.texarkanafuneralhome.com

 

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Phillip A. Rapp

Funeral services for Phillip A. Rapp, age 76, of Winnsboro will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at Our Savior Lutheran Church with Pastor Tim Eden officiating and Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Nortin, Brad Diener, Bill Zahn, Ben Newcomb, Geoff Wallace, Mark Sustaire  and Eddie Malloy.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home.  A visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, November 7, 2014 at Langeland Funeral Home in Kalamazoo, MI. A Chapel service with Interment will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 8, 2014 at Mount Ever-Rest Memorial Park Cemetery in Kalamazoo, MI.  Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Schuring, Jack Welsh, Jack Buchino, Robert Rapp, Robert Buchino, Jason Buchino and Scott Buchino. 

Mr. Rapp passed away Friday, October 31, 2014 at The Hospice of East Texas in Tyler, TX.  

Born in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1938, he grew up on the family farm in Schoolcraft, Michigan where he later graduated from Schoolcraft High School Class of 1956.  He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War, he was a truck driver and a member of the Teamsters Local #7 for 35 years.  After retirement he moved to Texas where he and his wife Patricia have lived for 18 years.  He loved to travel in their RV and do woodworking when they were home.  He was a member of the Winnsboro American Legion.  He was a faithful member and servant of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Sulphur Springs, Texas. 

He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Patricia (DeVries), his nephew Mark Rambow of Michigan, his niece Karen Overacker of Michigan and his niece Diana Reinbold of Michigan. 

He was preceded in death by his father Clyde and his mother Amanda (Kohls), brother, Harold Rapp and two sisters, Doris Bell and Francis Roberts.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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James Gilmer "Gil" Edwards, Jr.

A Memorial Service for Gil Edwards, Jr., age 70, of Yantis, will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sunday, November 9, 2014, at the Yantis Community Center (located on City Circle, behind the Yantis Volunteer Fire Department).

Mr. Edwards passed away Monday, October 27, 2014, at the VA Hospital in Dallas.  

He was born on June 24, 1944, to James Gilmer Edwards, Sr. and Lotus Evelyn Fenner in Port Arthur, TX.  Mr. Edwards served in the U.S. Navy and worked as a master mechanic and entrepreneur.

Survivors include: daughter, Patricia Gail Yates and husband David of Richardson; granddaughter Sabrina Yates; and sisters, Barbara Berendzen of Dallas, and Charlotte Melton of Flower Mound.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Paula Whalen.

Arrangements are under the direction of Tapp Funeral Home.

 

 

 

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Ronald Gilbert Schantini

Ronald Gilbert Schantini, age 65, of Point, died as the result of an automobile accident, in the late afternoon, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014.

He was born Oct. 9, 1949, in Racine, WI, to Oscar and Lorraine I. Parker Schantini. Later to marry, Nita Diane Staggs, in Dallas, on Jan. 4, 1969. Mr. Schantini worked as a diesel mechanic for many years.

Survivors include: Wife:  Diane Schantini of Point Daughter:  Teresa Ramsey of Point 2 Sons:  Randy Schantini and Jason Schantini (Amy) of Point 2 Brothers:  Richard Schantini of Florida and Rodger Schantini of Colorado Grandchildren:  Ryan, Brandi, Nicholas, Mason, and Ryder Great-grandchildren:  Kayden, and Rhylee Mother-in-law:  Jerrie Staggs (Mel Mahfood) Sister-in-law:  Brenda Pittman Faithful little companion:  Missy  

Preceded in death by:  parents

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Gary Lynn Bratton

Gary Lynn Bratton, 60, passed away in Plano on Oct. 24, 2014, with his family by his side.

He was born Feb. 18, 1954, in Sulphur Springs. Gary grew up in Brashear with loving parents Art and Faye (George) Dorsey. He attended Cumby High School in Cumby. During high school he began working as a dairyman in Sulphur Springs. He then worked in maintenance and construction throughout his career.

Gary married Sherry (Derryberry) in 1975 in Greenville. They were happily married for 39 years. Gary was a member of First Baptist Church in Greenville. He spent a lifetime enjoying fishing, westerns, and spending time with his family.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Art and Faye Dorsey; brother Eddy Bratton and grandparents Henry and Annabelle George.

Gary is survived by his wife, Sherry of Greenville; his sons, Scott Bratton and wife Megan of Greenville, Joshua Bratton of Greenville, and Brian Bratton of Greenville; daughter Chrissy Bratton of Dallas; his grandchild, Eli Edison Bratton; his brother, Robert Dorsey and wife Candye of Mount Pleasant; sister Sandy Dorsey of Sulphur Springs, and many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be at First Baptist Church of Greenville at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct, 30.

The family will be receiving guests for a visitation at First Baptist Church of Greenville at 2 p.m., Thursday Oct. 30.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made at http://gofundme.com/garybratton

 

 

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Troy Paul Mills

Funeral services for Troy Paul Mills, age 67, of Yantis will be conducted at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, November 1, 2014 at First Baptist Church Yantis. Interment will follow at Yantis Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 1:30 to 2:30, prior to service.

Mr. Mills passed away on October 28, 2014 at Carriage House Manor in Sulphur Springs. 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

www.westoaksfuneralhome.com

 

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Patty Sue Moore

Funeral Services for Patty Sue Moore, age 89 of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, October 30, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Moore officiating.  Interment will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Hope, AR.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

         

Ms.  Moore died on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at Sunny Springs Nursing Home in Sulphur Springs.         

She was born on March 1, 1925, the daughter of Charles William and Betty French Thomas.  She married Charles R. Moore on February 24, 1947 in Texarkana, AR.  He preceded her in death in 2002.         

Survivors included: daughter, Lydia Kay Bryant and husband, Dr. Bill Bryant of Sulphur Springs; son, Bill Moore of Cedar Hill; grandchildren, Mary Ann Partney and husband, Jason, Emily Rodriguez and husband, Dan and Amy Chalupka and husband, Palo; great-grandchildren, Isabella Partney, Charles William Partney, Ruby Chalupka and Soren Chalupka.         

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sisters, Doris Stephens and Josie Cullins and one brother, Charles "Red" Thomas.  

The online register can be signed at:

www.murrayorwosky.com

 

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Thomas Melton Howell Sr.

 

Thomas Melton Howell, Sr, 86, of Sulphur Springs passed from this life to join his Lord and Savior on October 25, 2014.

 

Thomas was born on September 16, 1928 in Pleasant Hill, Louisiana to George and Corene Howell. As a young man he proudly served his country by joining the United States Air Force. While stationed in San Antonio, Texas he met and married the great love of his life, Dorothy Ellen (Pike) Howell on August 26, 1950. Once retired from the Air Force, Thomas joined Ford Motor Company in Dallas, Texas were he gave faithful service for 20 years. Upon retirement from Ford, he worked for himself as a Metal Fabricator and ultimately moved to Sulphur Springs where he enjoyed life as a Rancher.

 

Together, he and his beloved wife Dorothy enjoyed the blessings of children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and a life filled with love and laughter. Always the gentleman, Thomas doted on his wife of 64 years and delighted in serving Dorothy her morning coffee before seeing to the tasks of the day. Quick to volunteer his time, family, friends, and neighbors alike could count on Thomas to help them with anything from fixing fence to wrangling cats.

 

Thomas was a member of First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs, the Radio Bible Class at FBC, and the Hopkins County Military Coalition. An avid outdoorsman, Thomas loved fishing in his pond, tending to his cattle, and getting his hands dirty. Ever the jokester, he’d always have a good joke to share, with a grin he would remind you not to do anything he wouldn’t do, serve jalapeños to unwitting grandchildren, and let you know that he would “see you in the funny papers!”

 

He is reunited in heaven with his parents and three brothers who all once sang together in a group at church…the Howell Quartet is back together.

 

Thomas is survived by his wife, Dorothy Howell of Sulphur Springs; their five children Thomas Howell, Jr. and his wife Gladys of Sulphur Springs; Larry Howell and his wife Gwen of Terrell; Beverly Prater and her husband Troy of Garland; Gary Howell and his wife Diana of Denison; George Howell and his wife Trisha of Garland. He is also survived by his sister Marie Hass of Terrell, twelve grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and numerous extended family members and friends.

 

The family will receive friends for visitation and a celebration of life at West Oaks Funeral Home from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. A Christian Service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 in the Chapel of theFirst Baptist Church Sulphur Springs. Interment will follow at Greenview Cemetery.

  

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials may be made to the Radio Bible Class, 116 Oak Ave, Sulphur Springs, TX 75842, or the Hopkins County Military Coalition, Care of Gene White, 147 Fore St, Sulphur Springs, TX 75842.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

 

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James Alvin Redmon

Funeral service for James Alvin Redmon, age 77, of Point, were conducted Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at 2:00 pm, at First Baptist Church of Point.  Bro. Ray Crumpton and Bro. Keith Cogburn officiated. 

Burial followed in Woosley Cemetery.

Mr. Redmon passed away Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at his residence.

James was born in Mansfield, on July 12, 1937, to George Washington and Evelyn Elizabeth Long Redmon. He married Jimmie Lavern Latham, in Dallas, on Dec. 31, 1968. He worked for and retired from Gifford-Hill American in Grand Prairie. Also, he served his country in the U.S. Army Infantry. Mr. Redmon was a member of First Baptist Church in Point, and attended the adult married couples Sunday school class there.

Survivors include: Wife:  Lavern Redmon of Point 3 Sons:  Bobby Alvin Redmon (Sissy) of Purdon, Jerry Wayne Redmon (Rita) of Frost, Anthony Lane Redmon (Elizabeth Ann) of Emory 1 Daughter:  Teresa Rene' Brown (Guy) of Emory 2 Sisters:  Lorita Farmer (L.D.) of Ben Wheeler,    Anna Bell Morgan of Randolph 1 Brother:  Larry Martin Redmon (Peggy) of Waxahachie Grandchildren:  Christina, Kasondra, Kristin, Felicia, Mathew, Ethan, Kurt Nicholas, Tiffany, Matthew, Justin, Dalton, Cameron, Kelsey, Erica, Abigail, and Nathan Great-grandchildren: 14, and 1 on the way Numerous other loving family and friends

Preceded by:  Parents, 3 brothers, Rodney, George and Pat; 1 sister, Betty Farmer

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Mary Sue Brimer

Funeral service for Mary Sue Brimer, age 67, of Emory, were conducted Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, 2:00 pm, at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel.  Bro. Robert Burns officiated. 

Burial followed in Dunbar Cemetery.

Sue died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 in Dallas.

She was born July 28, 1947, in Greenville, to Betty Jane Williams Sisk.

She married Billy Leon Brimer in Hugo, OK, on March 17, 1965. She was a homemaker, Mother, and Grandmother most importantly....she , also, worked as a beautician for years.

She is survived by: Husband, Billy Leon Brimer of Emory Sons:  Billy Lee Brimer (Karen) of Emory Buddy Allen Brimer (Tonia) of Emory Daughter:  Sherry Jane Brimer Smith (Matt) of Emory Sister: Thelma Jo Sisk of Sulphur Springs Brothers:  Paul Henry Sisk of Yantis and Gary Weldon Sisk of Louisiana Grandchildren:  Bobby (Laci Jo), Brandon, Bryce, Jacob, Cole, and Brooklyn Great-grandchildren:  Brynlee, Brylie, Lillian, and Gage Extended children:  Teresa Phillips, Tony Sisk, Eddie Sisk, Robin Knight, Courtney Sisk, Trent Sisk, Jeff and Kelly Roberts Extended grandchildren:  Kyle, Kolten, Kolby, Louis, Logan, Cee Jay, and Kinley Nieces and nephews:  Melanie, Justin, Rhonda, Travis, Ken Tangy, Mindy, Marla, and Sonya Numerous other nieces and nephews...too many to mention

Preceded in death by:  her Mother in 1958; 1 daughter, Tina Sue Brimer in 1968; 3 brothers, Kenneth Sisk, Louis Sisk, and Earl Sisk, and 1 sister, Betty Louise Sisk

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Lillian June Anderson

Lillian June Anderson died peacefully at home in Sulphur Springs on October 24, 2014 after a long illness. 

She was born on October 10, 1933 in Wood County, the seventh of eight children, to parents Perry and Era Gilbreath.  She graduated from Quitman High School in 1951 then moved to Dallas where she worked first for the phone company and later for the Dallas Public Library.  She married Arlon Anderson on August 29, 1952 and they enjoyed nearly fifty-nine years together until his passing three years ago. 

She is survived by her son, Michael Anderson of Plano; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Richard Rossignol of Lone Oak; granddaughter, grandson-in-law and great-granddaughter, Marissa, Michael and Addyson Smith of Fate; brother, Wayne Gilbreath of Quitman; sister, Eldavada Gilbreath of Yantis, sister, Jessie Witt of Quitman, sister, Luella Bevill of Sulphur Springs and many nieces and nephews.  She was a member of Wesley Methodist Church for over thirty-four years and will be remembered for her love of quilting, her volunteer work, her willingness to help those in need and her love of little children.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home. Services will be held at Wesley Methodist Church on Monday, October 27, 2014 at 1:00 p.m., with Rev. Steve Cook and Lee Gilbreath officiating. 

Burial will follow at Yantis Cemetery.  

The online register can be signed at:

www.murrayorwosky.com

 

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Ramiro Jimenez

Ramiro Jimenez, 40, of Cumby passed away on Wednesday, October 23, 2014.

Arrangements are pending with West Oaks Funeral Home.

www.westoaksfuneralhome.com

 

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Thomas F. Jenkins

Funeral Services for Thomas F. Jenkins, age 88 of Yantis will be 2:00 pm, Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Tapp Chapel. Interment will follow in the Colony Cemetery in Alba with Ashley Jenkins, Bobby Jenkins, Tommy Jenkins, Thomas Jenkins, Scott Masher and Richard Bearden serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be 6 till 8 pm, Friday, October 24, 2014 at Tapp Funeral Home.
    

Thomas Franklin Jenkins passed away on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Alba, TX on January 30, 1926 the son of Thomas Fred and Zonie Ozanie Biddenfield Jenkins. He married Lelia Dalton on August 29, 1980.  She preceded him in death in 1995. He served in the United States Navy during Word War II.
    

Survivors include: sons, Billy Joe Jenkins of Yantis, Jimmy Lynn Jenkins and wife, Suzette of Sulphur Springs, Larry Thomas Jenkins of Yantis, and Johnny Mack Jenkins of Mexia; daughter, Linda Kay Jenkins of Winnsboro; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
   

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, four brothers and five sisters

Arrangements are under the direction of Tapp Funeral Home
www.tappfuneral.com

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Carlyle James Young

Carlyle James Young, age 84, of Sulphur Springs, TX, passed away Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Carriage House Manor. 

Mr. Young was born on December 29, 1929 in Memphis, TX the son of Ted and Lina (Hall) Young.  He married Joyce Lambert on August 7, 1949 in Memphis, TX.  She survives.  Mr. Young worked for Cabell's Dairies from 1960 to 1989 as a retail sales manager where he started out in Dallas and then was transferred to the Tyler office and then the Longview office and then to Sulphur Springs.  He retired from Southland Corporation and was a member of the First Christian Church. 

In addition to his wife of 65 years, he is survived by sons, Gary Lynn Young and wife Jennifer Cawthon of Rockwall, Carl Young and wife Betty of North Carolina, daughter, Brenda Joyce Wright and husband Fred of Gainsville, TX, brother,  Royce Young of Bonham, sisters, Thursa Mae Smith of Lubbock, Margie Lou Davis of Denton, grandchildren, Barry Scott, Jamie Layer and Jessica Ketchum,  great-grandchildren, Eligh Layer, Seth Burkhart, Levi Layer, Logan Scott, Kaleb Scott and Ally Scott. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Oscar Doyle Young, sister, Juanella Mowery and grandson, Yancey Young.   

There will be a visitation on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m.  

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

www.westoaksfuneralhome.com

 

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Charlene Fitzgerald

 

Funeral services for Charlene Fitzgerald, 91, of Cedar Park, formerly of Austin, will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 24, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bruce Stinson officiating. 

There will be no formal visitation. 

Mrs. Fitzgerald passed away Monday, October 20, 2014 at The Isle at Cedar Ridge in Cedar Park, TX. 

She was born on June 8, 1923.  She was married to J. P. Fitzgerald. He preceded her in death in 2006.  Mrs. Fitzgerald worked as a supervisor for the highway department. 

She is survived by one son, Jimmy Fitzgerald and wife Jackie of Austin. Grandchildren, Dudley Fitzgerald of Arizona and Deidra Hernandez. 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

www.westoaksfuneralhome.com

 

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Louise Denton

Funeral Services for Louise Denton, age 90 of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 12:00 p.m. (Noon), Thursday, October 23, 2014 at League St. Church of Christ with Travis Aven and Presley Eddins officiating. 

Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Roger Price, Clay Price, Tate Price, Jay Price, John Kirkpatrick and Tommy Panter serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers are Mel Panter, Leon Morrison, James Henry, Kenneth Prunty, Richard MyNatt, Perry Eddins, Keith Redfearn, Matthew Henry, David Henry, Eric Morrison, Shawn Prunty, Justin Chicol, Mike Vaughn, Mal Jester, Jr. and Mike Jester.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

         

Ms. Denton died on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at her residence.

She was born on June 10, 1924, the daughter of Fred and Pearl Smith Henry in McCoy, TX.  She married Calvin Denton on September 14, 1944 in Hugo, OK.  He preceded her in death in 1996.

         

Survivors included: daughter, Gena Horner and husband, Dwain of Sulphur Springs; sister, Frances Jester and husband, Mal, Jr. of San Diego, CA; sisters-in-law, Marie Henry of Winnsboro and Frances Denton of Louisiana; numerous nieces and nephews.

         

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Travis Henry and Robert Henry.

         

Memorials may be made to Boles Home or League Street Church of Christ.

 

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Johnny Ralph Masingale

Johnny Ralph Masingale was brought into this world by Beatrice and Holly Masingale on January 25, 1936. He was born and raised in Altus, Arkansas then moved to California when he turned 18. In 1982 he married Patricia Masingale and adopted Michael Masingale as his son. He retired in 2001 after 40 years of working for Hoffman, Vance and Worthington Land Management. He moved to Texas with his wife in 2004 to enjoy his retirement. He was an avid gardener, fisherman, and cook, well known for his vegetables and hand-made Christmas candy.

Perhaps he was best known in the last few years as the "Hugster", always offering a hug to any friend or stranger he met, regardless of the situation. To his family he was a great provider, a loving husband, wonderful father, and the best grandpa.

He made his grand entrance into the kingdom of God on October 19th, 2014 after living a complete life.

He is survived by his wife Patricia, son Michael, daughter-in-law Bridgette, grand-daughter Sadie, siblings Tom, Cora and Terry, sister-in-law Debbie and brother-in-law Carl.

There will be a celebration of life fellowship in Dike, TX on Sunday October 26th at 3:00pm at a private residence; please contact the family for details. 

 

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Arthur Lee "A.L." Brown

Funeral service for Arthur Lee “A.L.” Brown, III, 71, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lloyd Cashion and Rev. Al Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Shooks Chapel Cemetery with Johnny Flowers, Jimmy Winfrey, Larry Blann, Ricky Blann, Ron Beyer, Colton Frazier, Obie Miller, and Donnie Miller serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be The Northcutt’s Sweetshop Coffee Club, Van Bell, Al Wagner, Robert Carpenter, Mel Panter, Jimmy Winfrey, Sherry Northcutt, Gary Kesting, and Al Davis.

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

A.L. passed away on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Carriage House Manor.

He was born on February 7, 1943 in Sherman, TX, the son of Arthur Lee, Jr. and Margaret (Blann) Brown. He was a self- employed dirt contractor for many years. He was a member of the Greenpond Baptist Church and a member of the Lake County Antique Tractor Association. He married Betty Joiner on November 24, 1962 in Como, TX. She survives.

He is also survived by son Richard L. Brown and wife DeeAnn Hoelscher of Sulphur Springs, daughter, Joy Glenn and husband John of Sulphur Springs, grandchildren, Dakota Brown, Shilby Beyer and husband Brandon, Ashley Brown, Jessica Hoelscher, Macy Hoelscher, Jaci Glenn, Jayla Glenn, and Jacob Glenn, great-grandchildren, Peyton and Chandler Beyer.

He was preceded in death by his parents and infant daughter.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Violet Hodge Hettich

Graveside funeral services for Violet Hodge Hettich, age 100, of Winnsboro will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at Shooks Chapel with Sam Sevier and Roger Elliott officiating.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Ms. Hettich died on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Whispering Pines Care Center in Winnsboro.

She was born in Lone Oak, TX on July 20, 1914, the daughter of Henry Lester and Mary Willard Hodge. She married Walter Milburn Hettich on December 21, 1946 in Sulphur Springs. He preceded her in death in 1994. She was a homemaker and a member of the Shannon Oaks Church of Christ.

Survivors include: son, Milburn "Catfish" Hettich and wife, Jan of Como, Wilburn Hettich and wife, Karen of Winnsboro; grandchildren, Kelli Alexander, Jody Hettich, J. Scott Hettich, Meredith Rule and Courtney Hettich; twelve great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by parents and two brothers, Moxie Hodge and Jewel Hodge.

Memorial can be made to First Baptist Church, PO Box 63, Winnsboro, TX  75494.

The online register can be signed at:

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Clem Perry Hurn, Jr.

Clem Perry Hurn, Jr. ("C.P.") went home to be with the Lord on October 11, 2014.

He was born to Bonnie and Clem Hurn on June 18, 1934 in Fort Worth, Texas.

He passed away on October 11, 2014.

He was a United States Marine for seventeen years, serving in Korea and Vietnam, until wounds sustained in Vietnam ended his military career. As a disabled veteran, he had a second career as the Assistant Dean of the Graduate School of Management at the University of Dallas at Irving. He retired from there in 1994.

He is survived by his wife, Susan Dianne Hurn, son Clem Perry Hurn III ("Chip") and wife Vicky, and daughters Karen Lynn Rodriguez and husband S.R., Amy Dianne Anderson, and Jennifer Anne Rhoades and husband Bill. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Christopher Hurn, Michael Hurn, James Hurn, Sarah Graham, Lindsay Anderson, Lauren Anderson, Hunter Mitchell, and Caitlin Mitchell. Surviving him are also three great grandchildren---Emily Hurn, Lyla Hurn, and Audrey Hurn.

He was a member of Memory Baptist Church and taught a man's Bible Doctrine class on Sunday mornings. He loved the men who faithfully attended as his brothers in Christ who were so eager to learn the truth of God's Word. Most of all, he loved his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Preceding him in death were his father, Clem Hurn, his mother Bonnie VanAsperen, and two brothers---Charles Hurn and Ralph Stone.

Funeral arrangements were handled by Wilson Orwosky Funeral Home at his beloved Emory Baptist Church.

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Earnestine Hamilton

Funeral service for Earnestine Rebecca Hamilton, 91, of Mesquite, formerly of Emory, will be held Wednesday afternoon, 2:00 pm, Oct. 15, 2014, at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will follow in Emory City Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at 1:00 pm, Wednesday, one hour prior to service time.

Mrs. Hamilton died Sunday, October 12, in Cambridge Court Assisted Living, in Mesquite.

She was born March 18, 1923, in Manchester, to Elonzo and Hazel Martin Greer. Later she married Floyd Hamilton in Paris. She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church in Emory.

Survivors include: Daughter:  Janie Harris (Ottis) of Mesquite Grandchildren:  Ben Allen Caudle, Christie Wright, Jason Bradley Harris, and Matthew Harris Great-Grandchild:  Kaci Johnson

Preceded in death by:  parents, 1son, Jimmy Allen Caudle in 1994; husband, Floyd Hamilton in 2006; 4 sisters and 2 brothers

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Karsen Lee Putman

Funeral services for Karsen Lee Putman, age 4 months, of Sulphur Springs will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Pastor R. Britton and Rev. Fred Lewis officiating. Interment will follow at City Cemetery with Kevin Putman, Louis Putman, Ronald Brantley and Richard Patterson serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Karsen died on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Sulphur Springs on June 9, 2014 the son of Kyle Dayne Putman and Hannah DeLane Brantley.

Survivors include: his parents; twin brother, Kylen Putman; grandparents, Dana Brantley of Sulphur Springs, Ronald Brantley of Sulphur Springs, Kevin Putman of Commerce and Michele Peck of Corsicana; great-grandparents, Richard and Patsy Patterson of Sulphur Springs, Louis Putman of Commerce, Jan Clayton of Ridgeway, Mae Brantley of Sulphur Springs and Sally Millsap of Commerce. 

The online register can be signed at:

www.murrayorwosky.com

 

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Marian Bawcum

Funeral services for Marian Bawcum, age 84, of Mesquite, TX will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at Berean Baptist Church in Sunnyvale, TX with Rev. David Mills and Rev. Tim Allen officiating. Interment will follow at Grove Hill Cemetery in Dallas with Dewayne Barringer, Ray Gregory, Keith Harris, Don Brand, Lewis Belcher and Tony Killingsworth. 

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Mrs. Bawcum died on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at her residence in Mesquite, TX. She was born in Dallas, Texas on October 7, 1930 the daughter of John Drew and Opal Estelle Fields Wright. She married Jeff L. Bawcum who preceded her in death.  She was a retired financial officer at Beneficial Finance Co. and member of the Berean Baptist Church.

Survivors include:  sons, Carroll Wayne Bawcum and wife, Rhonda of Sulphur Springs and Stephen L. Bawcum and wife, Tina of Springtown, TX; daughters, Christie Rudd of Sunnyvale, TX and Nancy Hagan and husband, Al of Mesquite, TX; grandchildren, Sherrie Sellers and husband, Cooper, Andrea Sprague, Asheley Gray and husband, Dustin, Renea Barrera and husband, Rudy, Diana Passini and husband, Mike, Natalie Hagan, Troy Hagan, Clinton Bawcum, Amy Bawcum, Jeremy Bawcum, James Bawcum and wife, Jackie, Amber Bawcum, Nathan Ellis and wife, Rachel, Kimberly Ellis and Jeffery Cadenhead; twenty great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by parents, one daughter, Cynthia Cadenhead and two brothers, Earl Wright and Jerry Wood.

The online register can be signed at:

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Clarence Clark

Funeral service for Clarence Edward Clark, 76, of Cumby, will be held at 10: 00 a.m., Thursday, October 16, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Nick Lamb and Rev. Jim Moore officiating. Interment will follow at Miller Grove Cemetery with Clark May, Clinton Lennon, Fred Moseley, Don Morgan, Tony Clark, and Mike Morgan serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be George Callan, Duane Marable and Jan Olson.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00, Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Clark passed away Saturday, October 11, 2014 at his residence.

He was born on March 23, 1938 to Clarence Frank and Opal Faye Walker Clark. He married Verta Gentry on May 30, 1959 in Commerce, TX. She preceded him in death. He later married Peggy Cook on June 28, 2003 at Corner Stone Baptist Church in Cumby. She survives. He served in the United States Air Force Reserves and also worked for E-Systems as a mechanical design engineer for 33 years. He was a member of Corner Stone Baptist Church in Cumby and served as a deacon. He was a board member of Cumby Telephone Coop., Miller Grove Water Supply Company, Miller Grove Cemetery Association, and also a former member of the Lions Club.

In addition to his wife Peggy Clark, he is also survived by daughters, Julie Hauser and husband Don Hauser of Greenville, Bridgette Muncey of Dallas, grandchildren, Shelby Madison Hauser and Marissa Opal Rose Hauser, step-son, Micah Cook and wife Diane and their son Blake, brother-in-laws, Doyle Fowler and wife Linda, Billy Jay Fowler and wife Joyce, and sister-in-law, Mozelle Hyatt.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Verta Mae Gentry Clark in 2002.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Corner Stone Baptist Church in Cumby, TX.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

www.westoaksfuneralhome.com

 

 

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Lt. Gary Keith McLarry

Funeral services for Lt. Gary Keith McLarry, age 58, of Campbell,  will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Central Baptist Church with Rev. Bruce Stinson officiating. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home.  Pallbearers will be the Honorary Color Guard.  Honorary pallbearers will be the Hopkins County Sherriff Patrol, P. W. White, Ben Estep, Morgan Anderson, Jacob McLarry, Mark Seal, Jacob Richardson, Strike Franklin, Mike Perkins, Randy Tadlock, Scott Maddson, Greg Minick, Randy Estep, Charles Martin, Doug Small, Stephen Jobe, Bobby Moore, Mack Patterson, Landon K. McLarry, Russell Mann and Rene Mann. 

Lt. McLarry passed away Sunday, October 12, 2014 at Hunt Regional Hospital in Greenville. 

Lt. McLarry was born on March 30, 1956 in Fort Worth, TX, the son of Gibson Howe and Billie Joe (Morgan) McLarry.  He married Charlotte Elaine Moore on November 9, 1979 in Grand Prarie.  She survives. Lt. McLarry worked for the Hopkins County Sherriff’s office as a peace officer for 9 years.  He also retired from Farmers Electric Co-op after 25 years.  He was a fire instructor for Texas A&M fire academy in Bryan, and was the Chief for Campbell Volunteer Fire Department.  Lt. McLarry was also on the Campbell ISD school board and the Campbell Youth Organization.  He was a member of Central Baptist Church. 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Randy McLarry and wife Jennifer Bruington McLarry of Grapevine and Troy McLarry of Rowlett, his parents, Gib and Billie Joe McLarry, grandchildren, Landon K. McLarry and Skyler P. McLarry both of Grapevine, brothers, Jackie Howe McLarry of Rockwall, Michael Garth McLarry of Grand Prairie, nephew Jacob McLarry of Hideaway, TX, nieces, Sarah McLarry of Dallas and Shanna McLarry of Grand Prairie, uncles, Turk “Bud” Morgan and Herbert Anderson, aunt, Shirley Morgan Anderson and numerous cousins. 

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lucille Morgan, Wilburn “Turk” Morgan and Guy and Robbie McLarry.  Memorials may be made to the Blue Santa, 298 Rosemont Dr., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

www.westoaksfuneralhome.com

 

 

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Weldon Lucas

Funeral Services for Weldon Lucas, age 95 of Sulphur Springs, will be held 10:00 a.m., Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Wesley United Methodist Church with Rev. Larry Blackmon and Rev. Steve Cook officiating. Interment will follow at Mahoney Cemetery with Randal Voss, Eric Voss, J. W. Corley, Jerry Voss, Carmack Blackmon and C.R. McPherson, Jr. serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Harvey Crusaders Class.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Lucas passed away on Monday, October 13, 2014 at his residence.

He was born on August 23, 1919 in Sulphur Springs the son of George Vines and Zadah Lillian Thrower Lucas. He married Muriel Blackmon on July 5, 1941 in Merit, TX. He was raised in Mahoney and graduated from Sulphur Springs High School in 1938.  After marrying Muriel in 1941, they moved to Orange, TX where he was employed at the ship yards, building destroyer escorts during World War II.  After the war, he was employed at Entex until he retired in 1984 and returned to Sulphur Springs.

Survivors include: his wife of 73 years; daughter, Kati Voss and husband, Jerry of Dike; son, Sim Lucas and wife, Betty of Iola, TX; grandchildren, Tanya Voss, Randal Voss and wife, Pam, Eric Voss and wife Amy, Terry Lucas and wife, Carol, Jamie Lucas, Jay Lucas and wife, Kimber; great-grandchildren, Anna Voss, Avery Voss, Ashlyn Voss, Sara Voss, Mason Voss, Cade Voss, Dustin Lucas, Jake Lucas, Jennifer Lucas, Jessica Lucas, Daniel Lucas, Brock Lucas and Kyle Lucas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Weldon Gene Lucas, one sister, Ora Voss Durkee and two brothers, Marshall Voss and Hansel Voss.

The online register can be signed at:

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Jackie Sims

Jackie Ray Sims age 60 of Cumby, Texas died on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at Baylor Medical Center of Dallas.  He was born on December 6, 1953 in Greenville, Texas to Jackie and Betty Jean Mills Sims.  He married Laurie Racheal Pittman on October 30, 2011 in Fairlie, Texas.

 

Mr. Sims was a member of Cross Trails Cowboy Church in Fairlie and Lead Maintenance Engineer at Mohawk in Commerce.  Jackie was a humble man and loved every moment of time he was able to spend with his family.  He could repair anything, and enjoyed fishing with his friends.  Jackie's patriotism spurred him to study about WWII and especially the Pacific Theater.  His sense of humor and friendship will be greatly missed.

 


Survivors are his wife Laurie Sims of Cumby, daughters Sharon Williams and husband Jason of Pensacola, Florida, and Shannon Taylor and husband Paul of Wolfe City, three step-children Jordan Charlock, Kendall Bain, and Chandler Bain
five grandchildren Alec Williams, Kayla Williams, Laura Fenter, Ryan Fenter and Jacob Fenter, brother Richard Sims, special aunt and uncle Jean and Gail Frey    several nieces and nephew and cousins, in-laws Linda and Austin Terrell Pitman and Gloria and Mike Murphy, brothers-in-law Austin Terrell Pitman and wife Melissa and James Pittman and wife Christy,  grandparents-in-law Eleanor and Austin Pittman. 

 

Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 13 at the Cross Trails Cowboy Church in Fairlie at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Oliver Mowat and Ronny Jackson officiating.  Interment will follow at Sonora Cemetery in Fairlie with Jason Williams, Alec Williams, Paul Taylor, Ryan Fenter, Roger McDaniel, and David Lemmon service as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearer will be Jacob Fenter. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time. 

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Carolyn Horton

Funeral service for Carolyn Horton, 63, of Mt. Vernon, will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Willis E. Taylor, Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Daymon Nash, Cameron Fountain, Keiston Clayton, Cody Clayton, Tony Thomas, and Carl Thomas serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Dave Elliott, A.J. Bell, Jammal Hargrave, L.G. Fountain, Daniel Elliott, and Nobel Dunlap.

There will be no formal visitation.

Carolyn passed away on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler, TX.

She was born on April 7, 1951 in Hopkins County, the daughter of Carl Thomas, Sr. and Mary Jane Johnson Thomas. Carolyn was a true Christian receiving Christ at an early age. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and served God with the highest. She was a nice person and met no strangers. She married Charles Henry Horton on December 16, 1971 in Sulphur Springs, TX. He survives.

In addition to her husband, she is also survived by daughter, Chelitta Roshell Thomas, brother, Carl Thomas, Jr., sisters, Gladys Thomas and Annie Smith of Sulphur Springs, Dollie Mae and Thomas Smith of Dallas, TX, and grandchildren, Britney Sharmane Turner and Mechele Roshell Turner, and many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Shirley McAree

Funeral services for Shirley Mc Aree, age 74, of Alba, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 8, 2014, at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Wayne Wolfe and Rev. Arlis Banks officiating.

Interment will follow at the Colony Cemetery in alba, with Robert Kile, Ronnie Moore, Mike McAree, Chad Pruitt, Tyler Harwell, and Clint McAree serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be one hour prior to services.

Mrs. McAree passed away on Sunday, October 5, 2014, at her residence in Alba. She was born in Aspermont, TX, on March 21, 1940, the daughter of D.P. and Velma Lecrecia Graham Hart. She married Douglas McAree on August 8, 1958, in Hugo, OK. He survives. She was retired from Rains ISD as a paraprofessional and was member of Lake Fork Baptist Church.

Other survivors include: daughters, Sharon Pruitt and husband Audie of Rockwall, and Lori Harwell and husband John of Terrell; grandsons, Chad Pruitt and Tyler Harwell.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Carl Hart, Boyce Hart, and Bill Hart.

Memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, 5310 Harvest Hill Rd., Suite 120, Dallas, Tx 7530; American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718, or Colony Cemetery Association in Alba, Tx.

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Rosie Mae "Cookie" Jacobus

Rosie Mae "Cookie" Jacobus  

Date of Birth.... September 20, 1941  

Date of Death...October 4, 2014  

73 years old   from Commerce.  

Visitation: Tuesday, October 7, 2014 from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at Jones-Walker & Son F.H  

Memorial Service also Tuesday, October 7, 2014 @ 6:30 at the Church of The Nazarene in Commerce  

Graveside service, Wednesday, October,8, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Brigham Cemetery in Campbell.

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Travis Owens

Travis Lee Owens, lifelong resident of Hopkins County passed away Saturday morning October 4th at Carriage House Manor nursing home in Sulphur Springs.  Travis was born in Hopkins County on November 24th 1939.  He was the son of O. B. and Janie Morgan Owens.  He married Linda Wood Owens of Commerce on July 20, 1962 in Hopkins County.  Travis enjoyed a long, rewarding life in spite of his health issues.  He attended school in Sulphur Springs, graduating with the class of 58.  He attended Texas Tech University, but due to his father’s health conditions returned home and graduated from ETSU.  He received his BS degree and continued to do post graduate work.  Travis, being raised on dairy farm at Star Ridge was no stranger to hard work.  He began his career in Caddo Mills in 1962 teaching and coaching sixth graders and driving a school bus.  He left the teaching profession to become a financial analyst at E-system in Greenville.  In 1977 he moved to Sulphur Springs and became City Finance Director later becoming City Manager.  While working for city government he met city councilman Mickey McKenzie, who asked Travis to join the team at GSC Enterprises.  He worked at the Sulphur Springs and San Antonio divisions.  He returned to Sulphur Springs in 1990 and retired as Corporate President of GSC.  Travis enjoyed traveling the world, fishing, golfing, hunting and pranking his peers, but his greatest love was dining on great food.  Travis had a love for people young and old of all walks of life.  His caring and generosity made an impact on the lives of many.  He was a very humble man, never holding himself above others.

He leaves behind his wife Linda, of 52 years, daughter Kim Dorner and husband Jeff, son Andy Travis Owens. Also surviving are his two precious granddaughters, Chelsey Marie Romans and Maddison Jane Dorner. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and infant sister Barbara Jane Owens and son-in-law Tony Romans. 

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00, Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at First Baptist Church with Rev. Fred Lewis and Bro. Tommy Johnston  officiating. 

Pallbearers will be Jerry Gillem, Jim Baber, Alec Bridges, Mickey McKenzie, Jay Owens, David Owens and Stever Bonner.  Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Dawson, G. R. Romans, Danny Durham, Billy Ray, Jerry Jack Hale, Gary Kesting, Steve Shing, Spencer Hinkle, Bill Bailey, Vaden Richey, Rick Cook, Arlin Morgan, Dr. Ronald Stanley, the Tuesday Morning Breakfast Club at the Red Barn Café and the 57-58 Wildcat Football Team. 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Marian Blake

Funeral services for Marian (Holcomb) Blake, of Cumby will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, October 6, 2014 at Brashear Baptist Church with Rev. David Burns officiating. Interment will follow at Grove Hill Cemetery in Dallas. 

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, October 5, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mrs. Blake died on Friday, October 3, 2014 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. She was born in Wichita Falls, Texas on July 20, 1934, the daughter of Raymond L. and Corine E. Robinson Holcomb. She married Jack Blake on October 5, 1952 in Dallas, Texas.  He survives.  She was a homemaker and member of the Brashear Baptist Church.

Other survivors include: son, Dennis D. Blake of PA and Andy J. Blake of Kansas; daughter, Cynthia Merkey of Cumby; brothers, Raymond LeRoy Holcomb of AZ, Gene Carey of Clovis, NM and Claude Brenson Carey of Marshall; grandchildren, Terry Joe Miller, Kaysue Ann Hall, Dawn Elizabeth Tucker, Joshua Mark Blake, Corrience Elizabeth Wise, Sandra Lynn Monse, Nicole Naomi Lauret and Lilli-Jeanne Francis Merkey; thirteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by parents.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Ima Jean Baxley

Ima Jean Hurley Baxley entered this world to humble origins in Reilly Springs on July 17, 1931. She left from Sulphur Springs to great heavenly riches on October 3, 2014 surrounded by her family.

Ima was born to Josiah Alonso Hurley and Willie Annis Craig. She graduated from Como High School where she enjoyed playing on the ladies basketball team. While stranded on the side of the road with her brother, she met the love of her life, Odell Baxley, when he stopped to help. They married in Sulphur Springs three years later, following his service in World War II, on May 28, 1949.  She worked by his side on their Sulphur Springs dairy for over 35 years. Ima enjoyed gardening, crochet and sewing, and cooking. And above all else, she treasured her family. Our fondest memories will be our large Sunday lunches and Christmas days spent together at her house. She was a faithful member of Union Baptist Church since 1947. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers J.W., James Royal, Billie Joe, Wayne Craig, Marshall Harold, and Tommy Ray Hurley, and by a sister Kathleen Hurley. 

She leaves her loving memories to be cherished by her: devoted husband of 65 years; daughters Charlotte Baxter (Kenneth), Sheila Tanton (Arvis), and Lesa Knotts (Larry); grandchildren Kenny Baxter, Joey Baxter, Sharla Tanton Campbell, Shandra Tanton Dunn, Larissa Knotts, Lance Knotts, and Landon Knotts; and six great-grandchildren, all of Sulphur Springs; sisters Luvena Owens of Sulphur Springs and Zelma Gaisbauer of Dallas. 

Funeral services will be held on Monday morning, October 6, at 11 AM at Union Baptist Church, 609 County Road 1444, Sulphur Springs, TX. Rev. George McCain and Rev. L.D. Baxley will be officiating.

Burial will follow at Reilly Springs Cemetery.

Family and friends are invited to attend visitation at Murray-Orwosky Funeral home Sunday evening, 6-8 PM.  Pallbearers will be: Kenny Baxter, Joey Baxter, John Campbell, David Dunn, Mike Gaisbauer, Monte Hurley, and Landon Knotts. 

We once were your angels, and now you’re ours.


Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Louise Love

Graveside funeral service for C. Louise Love, age 74 of Cumby will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 3, 2014 at Cumby Cemetery with Rev. Mike Eason officiating.

No formal visitation will be held.

Ms. Love died on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at Oak Manor Nursing & Rehab in Commerce.

She was born in Little Egypt, OK on November 25, 1939, the daughter of Cecil Raymond and Dorthea Faye Jones Kinsey. She was a homemaker and music songwriter.

Survivors include: daughter, Pamela Trentham of Cumby; Mark Trentham and wife, Jeannie of Greenville and Jack Trentham and wife, Vicki of Campbell; grandchildren, Markisa and Aaron Atchley; Kade Trentham and Kaylee Trentham; great-grandchildren, Mathew Atchley, Andrea Atchley, Aliyah Atchley and Mason Atchley.

Preceded in death by parents and sister, Elizabeth Ann Stevens.           

Memorials can be made to the funeral fund for Ms. Love at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home, 419 Gilmer St., Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482.

 

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Davina Joy Courtney

Funeral service for Davina Joy (D.J.) Patton-Courtney, 37, of Emory, will be held at 1:00 pm, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, at Lake Fork Baptist Church.  Bro. Perry Crisp will officiate. 

Burial will follow in Turner Cemetery. 

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

Mrs. Patton-Courtney died Thursday morning, Oct. 2, 2014, at Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler. She was born in Dallas, March 19, 1977, to David Keither and Linda Sue Lennox Patton. D.J. married Nathan Boyd Courtney, in Emory, July 13, 2014. Left to cherish her memory are: Husband, Nathan Courtney of Emory Daughter, Danielle Patton of Emory 2 Step-daughters, Samantha and Natalie Courtney, both of Godley, a brother, Keith Patton of Emory,  Parents:  David and Linda Patton of Emory Mother-in-law, Theresa Baze of Emory, Sister-in-law, Mascha Taylor (Chris) of Emory, Aunts, Shirley Davis of Coppell, and Joy Graham (Gray) of Olympia, WA Uncles, Billy Patton of Emory, Jerry Lennox (Sheila) of Hot Springs, Arkansas David Lennox of Midlothian, Eddie Lennox (Lisa) of Dallas Numerous other loving family and friends.

Preceded in death by:  Grandparents, Geroid and Inez Patton and Leonard and June Lennox

In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society--  Breast Cancer  P. O. Box 22718    Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home in Emory.

 

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Arleta Coleman

Funeral services for Arleta Mae Coleman, age 75, of Gun Barrel City, formerly of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 4, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ed Brennan officiating. 

Interment will follow at Sherley Cemetery with Daniel Coleman, Bryan Watson, Aaron Boyd, Allen Boyd, Dale Boyd, and Rowdy Plummer serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, October 3, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Mrs. Coleman passed away Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler.  Mrs. Coleman was born on July 20, 1939 in Pontiac MI, the daughter of Donal and Elanor (Lockwood) Lothrop.  She married Ronald Coleman on October 22, 1959 in Lancaster, TX.  He survives.  Mrs. Coleman was a homemaker and also worked for United American insurance for many years.  She was of the Baptist faith. 

In addition to her husband she is survived by her children, Michael Dale Coleman and wife Amy D. of Kaufman, Wesley Glenn Coleman and wife Amy Ann of Terrell, daughter, Vicki Lynn Boyd and husband Robert Dale of Tool, brothers, Fred Lothrod, Joseph Abrum, David Bahrke and Garry Hill, sisters, Jackie Fry, Sue Elowsky, Beverlee Booth Axtail and Linda Bohannon, grandchildren, Daniel Coleman, Dale Boyd, Kimberly Housley, Rowdy Plummer, Aaron Boyd, Allen Boyd, Bryan Watson and Alicia Walden, great-grandchildren, Aaron Wilbur and Seth Housley. 


Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Flora Simmons

Graveside service for Flora Lee Simmons, 95, of the Reilly Springs Community, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 6, 2014 at Reilly Springs Cemetery with Rev. Mark Bryant officiating.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, October 5, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Alan Simmons, Clint Simmons, Scott Kenley, Blair Kenley, Micah Simmons, and Keith Klein.

Flora passed away on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at Carriage House Manor in Sulphur Springs. She was born on July 26, 1919 in Ferris, TX, the daughter of Henry Clay and Joe Anne Frances (Gardner) Smart. She married Temple Guy Simmons on September 21, 1943 in Terrell, TX. He preceded her in death. Flora worked for Dr. Dietz who was an optician for 24 years.

She is survived by sons, Michael Guy Simmons and wife Donna of Rogers, AR, Richard Dale Simmons and wife Anita of Arlington, daughter, Carla June Kenley and husband Phil of Sulphur Springs, grandchildren, Alan Simmons, Lindsey Carrouth, Clint Simmons, Kristi Kenley, Scott Kenley, Blair Kenley, and great-grandchildren, Micah Simmons, Kaylee Simmons, Isaac Simmons, Jenevee Simmons, Harrison Carrouth, Bailey Kate Carrouth, Tanner Kenley, Samuel Kenley, Addison  Kenley, Regan Kenley, and Faye Simmons.

In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by brothers, Dorris Woodrow Smart, Carl Bryant Smart, and grandson, Michael Simmons.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Orvil Glyn Briggs

Funeral service for Orvil Glyn Briggs, 88, of Point, will be held 2:00 pm Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel in Emory.  A full Masonic service will be conducted for the funeral.  Burial will follow in Lone Star Cemetery, in Point, with the American Legion conducting the service there.

Visitation will be 5:30-7:30 pm at the funeral home.

Mr. Briggs was born Oct. 14, 1925, in Point, to Thurman J. and Leona Pearl Spencer Briggs. He later married Clodell Cason, in Alba, on Jan. 18, 1947. Mr. Briggs proudly served his country during WWII, aboard the USS Kaskaskia in the Pacific.  He was very proud of his years in the Navy. Other accomplishments for Mr. Briggs include serving on the Point Water Board, serving as a trustee for Rains School, the Point City Council, Board of Directors for the Point Housing Authority, Point Cemetery Association committee, belonged to the Point United Methodist Church, singing in their choir, and, serving on the Official Board of Directors of the church, and, he taught the couples class in Sunday School. Mr. Briggs served as Worshipful Master in the Shiloh Lodge # 307 of Lone Oak. Also, served as past Worthy Patron of Chapter 853 of Eastern Star of Lone Oak. He worked on many different committees and with many boards to cause change and growth to the City of Point.

Serving as pallbearers for Mr. Briggs will be:  Mark Henson, Marvin Henson, Dustin Briggs, Jerry Carlisle, Ben Rabe, Gary Thomas, and Tim Clem.

Survivors include: Wife:  Clodell Briggs of Point

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Robert Henry Thompson

Funeral Services for Robert Henry Thompson, age 74 of Sulphur Springs, will be held 2:00 p.m., Monday, September 29, 2014 at Harmony Assembly of God with Rev. Robert Montgomery, Rev. Danny Weems and Rev. James House officiating.  Interment will be at Oaklawn Cemetery with Jordan Thompson, Kyle Thompson, Mike Swanson, Jason Barnett, Jody Savage, Archie Lindley and Roy Anderson serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers are Harmony Assembly of God Deacons. 

Visitation will be held Sunday, September 28, 2014 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Thompson passed away on Friday, September 26, 2014 at Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.

He was born on January 16, 1940 in Sugar Hill, TX the son of Ollie Isaac "Slim" and Gertrude Wilson Thompson.  He retired from L3 as an aircraft maintenance person and also served in the National Guard.  He married Sandra Talley who preceded him in death.  He then married Delores Ann Shear.  She survives.

Other survivors include: sons, Dale Thompson of Sulphur Springs and Jeff Edwards of Lancaster, TX; daughters, Tonja Flecker of Sulphur Springs and Tracey Thurman of Cooper; brothers, Billy Don Thompson of Cooper, Ronnie Thompson of Pine Forest and Ricky Thompson of Louisiana; sisters, Ruth Ennis of Sulphur Springs, Myrtle Ann Nichols of Arkansas and Jessie Lee Swanson of Pickton; grandchildren, Nikki Barnett and Jason Barnett of Sulphur Springs; great-grandsons, Jackson Barnett and Dylan Barnett.

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

Memorials request can be made to Harmony Assembly of God, PO Box 130, Pickton, TX 75471.

The online register can be signed at:

www.murrayorwosky.com

 

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Melody Michelle Shaw

Memorial services for Melody Michelle Shaw, age 45, of Holley Lake Ranch will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Spence Chapel, First Baptist Church with Rev. Fred Lewis officiating. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, September 26, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. 

Melody passed away Thursday, September 25, 2014 at her residence.

Melody was born on June 10, 1986 in Commerce, TX.  She married Doyle Shaw, Jr. on June 10, 1986 in Commerce, TX.  Melody received her Associates Degree in nursing and was a member of First Baptist Church.  

Melody is survived by her husband, children, Kasey Marie Shaw Sperry, Jessica Leanne Shaw Bishop and Cody Scott Shaw, her parents, Jan and Larry Bell, Benny Shaw and Carolyn Shaw, sister, Staci Farr and 7 grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, J. T. and Janie Roberts and Lee and Hida Shaw. 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

www.westoaksfuneralhome.com

 

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Lee Roy Harry

Lee Roy Harry of Allen, Texas, died peacefully at his home September 24, 2014. 

Memorial services will be held September 30, 2014, at First United Methodist Church in McKinney, Texas, at 10:30 a.m.  Burial will be at DFW National Cemetery.

 

Lee Roy was born April 10, 1933 in Sulphur Springs, Texas. 

He attended Sulphur Springs schools, graduating in 1951 from Sulphur Springs High School.  An avid athlete, he played all sports, excelling in football, basketball, and baseball.  After graduation, he attended East Texas University in Commerce.  He is in the Wildcat Athletic Hall of Fame for Sulphur Springs High School, and the 1952 Hall of Fame Team for the East Texas University Lions. On December 20, 1954, he married Gayle Moore in Commerce, Texas.  After receiving his BS Degree, he entered the United States Air Force in June of 1955 as a Second Lieutenant, receiving his pilot’s wings the following spring.  He remained in the Air Force for twenty years, serving, in addition to stateside tours, tours in the Azores, Turkey, Okinawa, and twice in Viet Nam.  After retiring from the Air Force, he formed Arlington Builders, Inc., building homes in Arlington, Mansfield, Fort Worth, and Pecan Plantation, as well as opening and operating two hardware stores in the Fort Worth area. In 1994, he and Gayle moved to Cedar Creek Lake to enjoy full retirement.  In 2002, they moved to Allen, Texas. Lee Roy was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church, and a current member of UFMC, McKinney, Texas.  He will be remembered for his devotion to his family and friends, his faith in God, and for his service to his country. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Josie Harry of Sulphur Springs; one sister, Margie Campbell of Durant, OK; his older brother, Billy, of Sulphur Springs; and his twin brother, Eroy, of Arlington, TX. 

He is survived by his brother, Joe Harry, of Arlington, TX; his wife of almost sixty years, Gayle;  his children, Pat of Allen, TX; Dennis of Loveland, CO; Karen of Las Vegas, NV; and Susan of Austin, TX; and his grandchildren, Jason Harry, Anna Harry, Colleen Harry Oliver, Ryan Harry, Maia Slaughter, Zoe Slaughter, Fiona Durnal-Harry, and Olive Durnal-Harry. 

In lieu of flowers, Lee Roy and his family request donations be made to help in the fight for a cure for Parkinson Disease, to your local Food Bank, or to the charity or church of your choice.

 

 

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Samuel Charles Tater

Samuel was born in Dallas, Texas on August 18, 1958 to Anne Kamen Tater and Bruce Harris Tater. Samuel worked in Dallas Texas and in Tulsa, Oklahoma as a General Manager for Auto Dealerships. His favorite pass-time was enjoying time with his friends and playing hockey.

He is survived by his daughters Madison and Jill Tater, his mother, Anne Kamen Tater, his sisters ; Allison Tater Hoge, Lisa Tater, Laurie Josephs Wiss, his brother Ronald Josephs and many loved aunts,uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Samuel was preceded by his father, Bruce Harris Tater.

Samuel was kind, considerate, and caring with a great sense of humor.  Samuel will be greatly missed.

In lieu of usual remembrances, donations may be made to a charity of choice.

Memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, September 27, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home.

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Maurine Sanders

Graveside Funeral Services for Maurine Saunders, age 94, of Sulphur Springs will be 10:00 AM, Thursday, September 25, 2014 at Restlawn Memorial Park with Bro. BJ Teer officiating.

No formal visitation.

Maurine Saunders passed away on Friday, September 19, 2014 in Sulphur Springs.

She was born in New York City, NY on November 11, 1919, the daughter of Dr. W.B. and Rosa Saunders. She was homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Tapp Funeral Home
www.tappfuneral.com

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Sharon Lee Gann

Monday September 22, 2014 heavens garden received a beautiful rose. Sharon Gann will be dearly missed by many. Her feet may no longer touch this earth but we feel her presence each time we look up. She is the softest cloud by day and the brightest star during the night. Her heavenly crown holds many jewels and will forever shine in the hearts and memories of all who were touched by her.

Sharon was born October 1, 1944 in Omaha, Nebraska to Harrison W. Yount and Larhea Bonita Head.

This loving mother is survived by her children, Sandy “Sam” Hodges of Sulphur Springs, and Kenny Cowan and his wife Kathleen from Mansfield. She had three grandchildren, Miranda Hodges, Kaylee Cowan, and Dakota Cassidy, plus one sister, Sandra Lay and husband Terry of Bonita Springs, Florida.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She was an extraordinary lady who was an engineer at H.D. Lee’s. She owned the 127 Club, managed Braum’s and Taco Bell for many years, and she also ran Discount Mobil Tax Service. Sherry was unforgettable and she lived life to the fullest until the very end. She was understanding and patient too.

Her honorary pallbearers are Marcus Gotcher, Tony Fouse, Don Michael White, Sherry Marshall, Lisa Flanagan Ray, Alisha Giles, Samantha Nelson, Yolanda (Yo Yo) Foster, Erick “Red” Sims, Shanda Vaughn Beck, Theresa Boyd, and Amy Nicole Lee.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and one sister, Marland Sue Powers. Memorial service will be at West Oaks Funeral Home on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 4:00 p.m., with David Dotson officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

www.westoaksfuneralhome.com

 

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Billie Loraine Cook Loftis

Billie Loraine Cook Loftis, age 91 of Sulphur Springs, died at 11 p.m. Sunday, September 21, at Rock Creek Nursing Home in Sulphur Springs.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 25, at First United Methodist Church in Sulphur Springs.

Graveside (Memorial) marker will be at the Farmersville, Texas IOOF Cemetery

Billie was born Sept. 15, 1923, in Josephine, Texas to Lyle and Elsie Cook, who preceded her in death.  She was the oldest of three children. 

She is survived by a younger sister, Lucille Cook Sedgwick and husband, Stan, of Lubbock and preceded in death by her younger brother, Frederick Lyle Cook of McKinney, Texas.

Billie was valedictorian of her class, an avid tennis and basketball player in high school and at North Texas College, and was pianist for the Josephine Methodist Church before leaving home to marry Ripley Scott Loftis on October 3, 1942.  She served her country during WWII by working in a defense plant in Dallas, Texas while Rip served overseas with the Navy.  Billie became an avid Aggie fan as Rip earned degrees at Texas A&M University while they lived at College Station.  Rip and Billie later lived in Dallas, Bonham, and then Mount Vernon, Texas as Rip pursued a career with the Texas A&M Extension Service and Billie was busy with their four daughters. She helped organize a Camp Fire Girls Organization in Mount Vernon and was a leader for many years.  She also enjoyed working at the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for her dear friends and owners, Jimmy and Tish Bass.  The family moved to Overton, Texas in 1967, where Rip was District Agent at the newly opened Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center.  Rip preceded Billie in death in 1975.  They were married thirty-three years.  Billie moved to Sulphur Springs, Texas in 2012, to be near her daughter and caregiver, Cynthia Loftis.

Billie is survived by her four daughters:  Diane Loftis Frampton and Jerry Daniel of Carrollton, Texas; Cynthia Ellen Loftis and John Bradberry of Sulphur Springs, Texas; Debby Loftis Helton and husband, Wayne of San Antonio, Texas; and Kathy Loftis Riley and husband, Jay of Plano, Texas. She is also survived by a daughter that she considered her own, Pat Bass Wright of Mount Vernon.  She was always her daughters’ most loyal and fervent supporter.

Billie was very active in the First Methodist Church of Overton.  She was a member of the handbell choir and served on the Board of Stewards and the Family Life Committee.  She also continued to support the First Methodist Church of Josephine throughout her life.  She volunteered with Senior Citizens in Overton and managed their transportation program for several years.  She supported Overton schools with their fundraising activities and recruited her family and friends to join her in whatever she was collecting for extra school funds.  She was a loyal supporter of many charitable organizations including the Boy Scouts of America, the American Cancer Society, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.  She was dubbed the “Green Queen” by her daughters because of her diligence to recycle long before it became fashionable to do so.

She contributed to the written histories of the Josephine Methodist Church and her own Jordan family history published in 2007.

She was a sharp and competitive bridge and mahjong player, a champion crossword and Sudoku puzzle solver, and loved to fish. 

Billie will be missed by her four grandchildren:  Tricia Frampton Houck and husband, Bob, of League City, Texas;  David Scott Frampton and wife, Gaja, of Portola Valley, California; Lorie Underwood Young and husband, Daniel, of  Rockwall, Texas;  and Marine Gunnery Sergeant  James Underwood III and wife, Angela, stationed at Camp Pendleton, California.

She is survived by seven great grandchildren:  Zoe Jean Young, Breanna Gene Underwood, Alexander Michael Frampton, Noah James Young, Killian Ripley Underwood, Evan Jonathan Frampton, and Kyra Lilijana Frampton. 

She will also be missed by her four nieces:  Lisa Sedgwick Guss, Gena Sedgwick Hoffman, Lyla Sedgwick Kehr, Christi Sedgwick Baker and their families.

 

 

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Danny Gregg Miller

Graveside Services for Danny Gregg Miller, age 61 of Weatherford, formally of Sulphur Springs will be held 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at City Cemetery with Marlin Jones officiating.  Honorary pallbearers are Thomas Hargrave, Joel Walls, Ricky Winchester, Robert Connally, Marlin Jones, Mike Grebb, Gary Goss and Jimmy Crowson. 

Visitation will be held Monday, September 22, 2014 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Miller passed away on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Plaza Medical Center in Ft. Worth. He was born on February 19, 1953 in Sulphur Springs the son of Harold W. and Ezell Gregg Miller. He married Brooks Ann Crawford Miller on May 5, 2001 in Greenville, TX. She survives.  He was a retired Engineer for Lockheed-Martin.  He was a member of Amateur Modeler's Association and Leader of Cloudbuster's Show team for radio controlled Planes.  He was also a member of the Church of Christ.

Other survivors include: son, Cory Miller and wife, Tabatha of Georgia; daughters, Danielle Miller and husband, Ken Jackson of Ft. Worth, Katherine Dyess and husband, Clay of Commerce and Lorelei Davis of Weatherford; grandchildren, Nathan Jackson and Anakin Jackson.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials can be made to the American Heart Association.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Harry Santini

Private services for Harry Santini, of Sulphur Springs, were held on Tuesday, September 23, 2014.

Mr. Santini died Friday, September 19, 2014 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. 

The online register can be signed at:

www.murrayorwosky.com

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L.N. Segler

A Memorial Service for L.N. Segler, age 76 of Emory, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 28, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Rev. Andy Comer officiating. 

No formal visitation will be held.

Mr. Segler died on Friday, September 19, 2014 at Plano Medical Center in Plano, TX. 

He served in the United States Air Force, was a avid deer hunter, and loved to go camping and fishing.

           

He was born on September 4, 1938, in Cumby, TX.

           

Survivors include:  his daughters, which were the treasures of his life, Renee Segler-Dather and husband, Mike, and Teresa Kennedy, all of Plano; his grandson, which was his pride and joy, Logan Kennedy of Plano; his last love, which he enjoyed spending time with, Carolyn Hoover of Emory and sisters, Romah McElroy and husband, Randall, Odena Hooker and husband, Benny and Irma Monkres.

To all the children that have ever crossed his path, he became "Pappy" to them.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Sybil Bell; one brother and wife of forty-seven years, Doris.

The online register can be signed at:

www.murrayorwosky.com

 

 

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Scotty Wayne Smith

Funeral Services for Scotty Wayne Smith, age 53 of Sulphur Springs, will be held 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky with Rev. Tommy Hall and Rev. Andy Comer officiating. Interment will be at Union Cemetery in Taylor Town, TX with William McFarland, Jerrold Gooding, Wayne Gooding, II, Marty McFarland, Stevie McFarland, Jimmy McFarland and Roger Jones serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Smith passed away on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at his residence.

He was born on July 13, 1961 in Ft. Worth, TX the son of Clyde Jones and Birdie McFarland Smith.

Survivors include: mother, Birdie Smith; brother, Danny Lynn Smith and wife, Linda of Sulphur Springs; sister, Ann Tanton and husband, Tony of Sulphur Springs and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, step-father, Vernon Smith and infant brother, Malcolm Paul Jones.  

The online register can be signed at:

www.murrayorwosky.com

 

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Lynn Alan Massingill

Graveside Services for Lynn Alan Massingill, age 65, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, September 25, 2014, at City Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Sustair officiating 

No formal visitation is scheduled.

Mr. Massingill, a retired theater production manager and designer, passed away on Sunday, September 21, 2014, at Rock Creek Health and Rehab in Sulphur Springs.

He was born on July 23, 1949, in Sulphur Springs, the son of Aron and Rosalyn Massingill.

He had a successful career as stage manager for the Country Dinner Theatre in Dallas in the 1970s, as well as for Casa Mañana in Ft. Worth. After a stint in the theater industry in New York City in the 1980s, he returned to his hometown and joined the board of the Hopkins County Dairy Festival, where he served for many years.  He designed and oversaw stage productions for the Hopkins County Dairy Festival, creating elaborate stage sets to showcase Dairy Festival Queen contestants.

During Mr. Massingill’s career, he worked and toured with some of America’s foremost entertainers, including Bob Hope, Martha Raye, Ann Miller, Mickey Rooney, Carol Channing, Hugh O’Brien and Cyd Charisse. He always remained close friends with actresses Ruta Lee and Rose Marie, most notably known for her role on “The Dick Van Dyke Show.”

He was a 1967 graduate of Sulphur Springs High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from East Texas State University and a master’s degree from Southern Methodist University.

Survivors include his sister, Sharon Wright, and brother-in-law, Lynn Wright, both formerly of Sulphur Springs and now of Westminster, Colo.; niece, Kelly Nishi and her husband, Mike Nishi; great-nieces, Olivia Rosalyn Nishi and Sophia Elizabeth Nishi; and cousin, Ebb Moore, and his wife, Kim Moore, of Orange, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Association or the charity of the donor’s choice.

The online register can be signed at:

www.murrayorwosky.com

 

 

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Delbert Tully

Funeral services for Delbert Lee Tully, age 74, of Saltillo will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tom Friday officiating.  Interment will follow at Weaver Cemetery with Aaron Edwards, Joey McCoy, Brian Beadle, Joe McCoy, Russell Stillwagoner and Ron Mayberry serving as pallbearers. 

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

Mr. Tully passed away Sunday, September 21, 2014 at Carriage House Manor. 

Mr. Tully was born on November 17, 1939 in Galveston, TX, the son of Verdis and Dovie Lee (Broughton) Tully.  He married Sharon Kay Peek on June 10, 1961 in Weaver.  She preceded him in death.  Mr. Tully was a Dairyman and was County Commissioner in Hopkins County.  He was a member of Weaver Baptist Church. 

He is survived by his children, Tana Edwards of Saltillo, LeAnda McCoy and husband Joe of Como, DeLana Beadle and husband Brian of Saltillo and Chip Tully and wife Laura of Saltillo, sisters, Sue Johnston and Rhonda Williams, grandchildren, Crystal Edwards Stillwagoner, Aaron Edwards, Joey McCoy, Megan McCoy, Dillon Beadle, Jonas Beadle, Trey Tully and Jackson Tully, great-grandchildren, Mason and Colton Stillwagoner. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Mary Sharber. 

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Saltillo ISD Scholarship Fund through Alliance Bank. 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

www.westoaksfuneralhome.com

 

 

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Gorda Tandy Warren

Graveside Services for Gorda Tandy Warren, age 98 of Cumby, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 21, 2014 at Cumby Cemetery with Bro. Jim Moore officiating. 

There will be no formal visitation.

       

Mrs. Warren died on Friday, September 19, 2014 at Carriage House Manor in Sulphur Springs.       

She was born on May 2, 1916, the daughter of Edgar H. and Susie Abbott Tandy in Young County, TX.  She married Charley Loften Warren on February 11, 1937 in Ft. Worth, TX.  He preceded her in death in 1987.       

Survivors include: daughter, Matilda Warren Childers of Cumby; grandchildren, Marvin Childers, Jr., Angela Childers, Randy Childers, Pattie Sue Owens and Billy Owens; six great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.       

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

The online register can be signed at:

www.murrayorwosky.com

 

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Bernard Carl White

Bernard Carl White, age 91, of Emory, died Wednesday evening, Sept. 16, 2014, at Senior Suite Care and Rehab.

Mr. White was born in Pittsburg, PA, on April 28, 1923, to Chauncey and Helen Sloan White. He served his country in the U.S. Navy, as a torpedo bomber pilot during WWII, in the Battle of  Marianas Strait.  Later with the Anti-Submarine Warfare serving as a pilot.  At the end of his career, he was on the Admiral's staff in Hawaii. He married Jerelene Mayo Poore in Ft. Worth on July 24, 1963.

Survivors include: Son:  Shawn Carl White (Jonni) of Alba Daughters:  Cherie Etchegoyen of Fresno, CA and Nicole Reibsamen (Cary) of Mission Viejo, CA Grandchildren:  23 Great-grandchildren:  numerous Great-great-grandchildren:  several Numerous other loving family and friends

Preceded in death by:  parents , wife, 2 brothers, Chanucey White, Jr. and Raymond L. White

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

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Barbara Lee Hunt McRee

Graveside service for Barbara Lee Hunt McRee, age 91, of Emory, will be held on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at 2:00 pm, in Restland Cemetery in Dallas.  Rev. Pete Adrian will officiate. 

She was born in Santa Rita, New Mexico, on Jan. 19, 1930, to George Rhyner and Barbara Smith Hunt. She married Kenneth O. McRee in Dallas on Oct. 27, 1968 Mrs. McRee retired after some 30 years with "Ma Bell" telephone company in Dallas.

Survivors include: 2 special friends:  Sonia Broiles of Emory; and Clay Johnson of Sulphur Springs
Also, 2 faithful little companions:  Jakie and Cammy

Preceded in death by:  Parents, husband in 1997, 1 brother, George Thomas Hunt

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

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Laura Swann Ritchie

Funeral service for Laura Swann Ritchie, 44, of Pickton, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 21, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Beverly Olsen officiating. Interment will follow at Pine Forest Cemetery with Jim Mills, Mark Mills, Luke Hardee, Bob Trevino, Zachary Zapata, and Marty Syblik serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer will be Christopher Swann.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, September 19, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Laura passed away on Monday, September 15, 2014 at her residence.

She was born on August 13, 1970 in Mt. Pleasant, TX, the daughter of Barry Allen Swann and Linda Joyce Callaway Anglin. They survive. She married Michael Ritchie on December 24, 1993 in Winnsboro, TX. He survives. Laura worked as a dental hygienist for Dr. Max Motley DDS for several years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs.

In addition to her husband and parents, Laura is also survived by daughters, Taylor Eastwood and Savannah Ritchie both of Pickton, sister, Patricia Swann of Winnsboro, step-father, Randy Anglin of Pickton, grandmother, Jane Chislett of Pickton, step-brother, Gregg Anglin of Pickton, 3 nieces, 1 nephew, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Laura was also blessed with a great number of close friends.

She was preceded in death by grandfather, Richard Chislett, maternal grandfather, Jerry Z. Callaway, and paternal grandparents, Rufus A. and Carolyn M. Swann.

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

 

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Raymond Mitchell Hayes

Memorial Service for Raymond Mitchell Hayes, 64, of Sulphur Springs will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Mason & Mason Mortuary 200 Putman Street, Sulphur Springs. Pastor, Skaggs officiating.

There’s no formal visitation.   

  

Mr. Hayes died Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at his residence. 

   

Mr. Hayes was born on July 23, 1950 in Sacramento, CA. The son of Raymond and Ruby Harris Hayes. Both parents preceded him in death.  Mr. Hayes was the Pastor of Jesus Name Full Gospel Church in Sulphur Springs.

  

Survivors include wife, Connie Hayes; two sons, Raymond E. Hayes and Jay Jurgensen; two daughters, Michelle Alexander and Andrea Harvey; three sisters,

Cathy Blake, Leah Estores and Lesa Breckenridge; 13 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

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Audrey Ellece Hill

Funeral service for Audrey Hill, age 87, of Alba, will be held Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at 11:00 am, at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Robert Burns and Bro. Wayne Wolfe will officiate.  Burial will follow in Salem Cemetery. 

Visitation will be on Sunday, from 3:00 til 5:00 pm. at the funeral home. Mrs. Hill died Thursday, in Tyler, at Mother Frances Hospital.

Audrey was born June 16, 1927, in Ashdown, AR, to Erven S. and Ola May Williams Brummett.. She graduated high school in Alba. Later to marry Jodie M. Hill, in Emory, on Sept. 30, 1949.

Survivors include: Sons:  Joe H. Hill (Kellie) and Pat Hill, both of Alba Brother:  Jesse Brummett (Nan) of Mineola Grandchildren:  Melody Godfrey, Sherree Latham and John Hill Great-grandchildren:  Taylor Pruitt, Turner Latham, Madison Hill, McKena Hill, and Sam Godfrey

Preceded by:  Parents, Husband, in 2004, 1 sister, Marie Henley, and beloved grandson, Wesley Pruitt in March, 2014

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Spencer Armstrong

Visitation for Spencer Michael Armstrong, 18 years young, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., Sunday, September 14, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Spencer passed away on September 9, 2014 at his residence. He was born on September 17, 1995 in Rowlett, the son of Dean and Tami Armstrong. He was a graduate of Sulphur Springs High School Class of 2013, a member of Key Club, Wildcat TV cameraman and Editor, (C.A.P.) Civil Air Patrol member, and percussionist in Sulphur Springs Middle School. He worked at Dairy Queen as a cook for a year and recently for Brookshire’s as a Deli Clerk.

He is survived by his parents and brothers, Ryan Armstrong, Jonathan Ansley, wife Ashlee and children, Haydn and Branson of Brashear, Timothy Ansley, wife Alysha and daughter Amelia of Virginia Beach, Dustin Karnes, wife Ashley and children Shelby, Allison, and Liam of Houston, sister, Kirsten Wright, husband Mitch and children Tessa and Gavin of San Antonio, grandparents, James and Linda Fields of Annabella, UT, Roxanne and Mark Harris of Box Elder, SD, as well as several aunts, uncles, and cousins, god parents, Michael and Nyla Goody of Garland, and multitudes of friends whose lives he has affected in a positive way.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, Margaret Armstrong and Richard Seder.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Carolyn "Kay" Swaney

Funeral Services for Carolyn "Kay" Goodman Swaney, age 61 of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Chapel with Rev. Danny Joe Ballard officiating. 

Interment will follow at Weaver Cemetery with John Goodman, Chris Whittle, Roger Huff, Glenn Kizer, Steven Kizer, Danny Sowell, Chuck Rollins, and Walter Sowell serving as pallbearers. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be her Sons-in-Law.

Visitation will be from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 12, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

         

Ms. Swaney died on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Sunny Springs Health & Rehab.  Ms. Swaney retired from the restaurant industry as a waitress.  She was also of the Baptist faith.

         

She was born on February 15, 1953, the daughter of Jessie Lee and Joyce Dean Petrea Goodman in Sulphur Springs, TX.

         

Survivors include: daughters, Karen Stieber and husband, Ken, Susan Dutton and husband, Craig and Krystal Kelly and husband, Danny all of Sulphur Springs; mother, Joyce Goodman of Sulphur Springs; sisters, Cathy Wyatt of Sulphur Springs and Lou Fleming and husband, Terry of Wolfe City; grandchildren, John Goodman and wife, Rebecca, Kendall Cruz and husband, Seth, Micah Stieber, Jesse Miller, McKenzie Miller, Ashley "Boo Boo" Miller; great-grandchildren, Harmony and Heaven Goodman.

         

She was preceded in death by her father.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Edna Johnson

Funeral Services for Edna Johnson, age 70 of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Willie Taylor officiating. 

Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Kendrick Wright, Kenneth Wright, Joe Mayberry, Sammie Wright, Shaka Johnson, Vernon Johnson, Ladarius Pryor and Ray Kieston Lee serving as pallbearers.  No formal visitation.

         

Mrs. Johnson died on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

         

She was born on February 15, 1944, the daughter of Cleveland and Claudie Thomas Givens in Point, TX.  She married Wesley Johnson, Jr., on August 22, 1965.  He preceded her in death in 2013.

         

Survivors included:  son, Phillip Johnson of Sulphur Springs; step-son, Vernon Johnson of Lancaster; sister, Ida Pryor of Point; brothers, Roger Thomas of Germany, Lynn Owens and Kenneth Owens, both of Point, TX; six grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

         

She was preceded in death by her parents and daughter, Rhonda Johnson.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.    

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Jim Diviney

Memorial Services for Howard James "Jim" Diviney, age 54 of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Family Life Church with Pastor Terry Sparks officiating.

There will be no formal visitation.

Mr. Diviney died on Thursday, September 10, 2014 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.  He was the Area Manager for MTD Products, Inc.          He was born on August 3, 1960, the son of Howard James, Sr and Carol Marchu Diviney in Johnstown, PA.He married Carolyn Brown Deas on June 18, 2009 in Sulphur Springs, TX.  She survives.         

Other survivors include: son, James "Jimmy" Diviney of Sulphur Springs; brother, Dave Diviney and wife, Kathy of Nanty-Glo, PA; step-son, Jarrod Deas of Quitman and step-daughter, Lesley Deas of Arlington.         

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Derrell Lynn Morgan

Graveside Services for Derrell Lynn Morgan, age 56 formerly of Sulphur Springs will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Forest Academy Cemetery in Como.  

There will be no formal visitation.

Mr. Morgan died on May 31, 2014 in Houston, TX.  He was born on October 7, 1957 the son of Lawrence and Frances Morgan. He was a 1976 graduate of Sulphur Springs High School.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Alice Mourgos McGrady

Funeral services for Alice Mourgos McGrady, age 85, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, September 11, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Sulphur Springs City Cemetery. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Mrs. McGrady passed away Monday, September 08, 2014 at her residence.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Jerry Leroy Rosengartner

Jerry Leroy Rosengartner, 74, of Emory, died peacefully, Saturday, September 6, 2014 in Greenville at Hunt Regional Hospital, surrounded by his family.  

Funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 3:00 PM, at the Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel in Emory with Bro. Robert Burns officiating.   

Interment will follow in the Smyrna Cemetery.  

Jerry was born on March 24, 1940 in Dallas, to Donald and Helen Arnold Rosengartner.  He graduated from South Souix City High School in 1958.  He married Earlene Andersen in 1958, and they had 5 children:  Debra, Rodney, Dawn Robin, Duane, and J. R.   He later married Brenda Mayes Lawrence, in Garland, on August 29, 1981, and became loving father to her 3 children Keith, Dana, and Donnie Lawrence.  

Jerry worked with his father in South Souix City, Nebraska, then was later employed as a foreman of Ford Motor Company from 1964-1973.  He also drove for Grey Hound Bus Lines, however his passion was driving a truck.  He drove for numerous trucking companies until last year.  


He was a member of Masonic Lodge and became a Master Mason on July 26, 2005, in the Lodge of Mars Hill #1440 in Emory.  
He is survived by his wife:  Brenda Rosengartner, of Emory; 5 children:  Debra West, and husband, James, of Princeton, Rodney Rosengartner of Huntsville, Robin Tucker, and husband, Kenneth, of Merit, and Duane Rosengartner, and wife, Kristine, of Denton; 3 step-children:  Keith Lawrence, and wife, Elaine, of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, Dana Morris, and husband, John, of Greenville, and Donnie Lawrence of Gatesville; 12 Grandchildren and 9 Great-grandchildren. And a brother, Duane Rosengartner of Dallas, and his former wife, Earlene Bottroff, of Ponca, NB.


Preceded by his parents, and infant son:  J. R. Rosengartner.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Prostate Cancer Foundation at PCF.org/donate or call 1-800-757-2873 or mail to Prostate Cancer Foundation, 1250 Fourth Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401 or to Lone Star Akita Rescue at 480-584-8868 or make your online donation at www.youcaring.com/memorial-fundraiser/Jerry-Rosengartner-grumpy/230409.

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Beverly Ann Cummings Freeman

Beverly Ann Cummings was born in Sioux City, Iowa on August 5, 1927 to Earl and Alta Cummings.  She married Billie Tom Freeman on May 17, 1946 in Greenville, Texas.  Mrs. Freeman was a homemaker and enjoyed many activities such as sewing, gardening, canning and playing bingo and scrabble with friends.          

Mrs. Freeman passed away at Autumn Winds Assisted Living in Winnsboro on Saturday, September 6, 2014.          

She is survived by two daughters, Annette Freeman of Winnsboro, and Elaine Allen and husband, Steve of Winnsboro, and one son; Lance Freeman and wife, Wanda of Lake Dallas, eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.          

She attended Walnut Street Baptist Church, in Winnsboro, Texas.          

Mrs. Freeman was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, her parents and two sisters.          

Graveside services will be held at Yantis Cemetery at 10:00 am, on Wednesday, 10 September 2014.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Elizabeth "Liz" Tate Tatom

Services for our beloved mother, Elizabeth "Liz" Tate Tatom of Sulphur Springs, TX will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. in the Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 with Bro. Arles Vandiver officiating. 

Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service.

A graveside service will be held in the City Cemetery following the service. 

Elizabeth passed away on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Carriage House Manor. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Farris; grandson, Scott Price; brother, Frank Tate and sister, Francis McMullan.

         

Liz was born on November 26, 1923, in Sulphur Springs, TX, the daughter of Harry Percy and Sydney Irene Tate.  Liz was the granddaughter of E. M. Tate, an early Sulphur Springs settler, attorney, and civil war veteran.  Mr. Tate founded the Hopkins County Echo Newspaper in 1881 as well as the Sulphur Springs Evening News in 1898.  Liz graduated from Sulphur Springs High School at the age of 16 and continued her education at East Texas Teachers College for a short time before moving to Dallas, TX.  She married Farris Tatom on December 24, 1943, in Dallas, TX.  She and Farris moved back to Sulphur Springs after he was discharged from the Army at the end of WWII.  She was a stay at home mother when her children were young.  Later she and Farris opened Tatom Real Estate where she was the office manager and also a Real Estate Salesperson.  At the time of her retirement, she was employed by Rockwell International as a secretary.

Liz was an accomplished seamstress and an artist in stained glass.  It gave her great pride and pleasure to make stained glass lamp shades and wall hangings.  She worked each piece to perfection.  Liz was a devoted wife and a loving mother to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the Confederacy and the 39'ers of the League Street Church of Christ where she was a long time member.

She is survived by daughters, Lynn Litzel and husband, Phil of Plano, Nan Price and husband, Roger of Sulphur Springs, and a son, Neil Tatom and wife, Melanie Bowe of Abilene.  She is survived by her grandchildren Jay Price and wife, Susannah, Clay Price and wife, Juli, Tate Price and wife, Kobie, Tia Kirkpatrick and husband, John all of Sulphur Springs.  Loren Tatom of Abilene, Seth Tatom of Beaumont, Melanie Tatom of Belton and Philip Litzel and wife, Amy of Hutto.  There are fourteen great-grandchildren surviving.  She is also survived by a sister-in-law, Veletia Tatom, of Hurst and two nieces.

Family will serve as pallbearers.

We, the family, express our appreciation to Arvis Tanton and the staff of Carriage House Manor for the care given to our precious mother.  She was cared for as a beloved family member, and we will be forever grateful to each of you.

To respect the wishes of our mother, memorial donations may be made to Boles Children's Home, 7065 Love, Quinlan, TX 75474 or to Meal-A-Day, Senior Citizen Activity Center, 150 MLK Blvd., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.

"What we have once enjoyed we can never lose.  All that we love deeply becomes a part of us."   ------Helen Keller

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

 

 

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Hubert R. Kirkpatrick

Funeral service for Hubert Ray Kirkpatrick, age 81, of Emory, will be held Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at 1:00 pm, at Pilgrims Rest Baptist Church #1.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Bro. David Hendricks and Bro. Jeff Thompson will officiate.  Burial will follow in Pilgrims Rest Cemetery.

Mr. Kirkpatrick died at his residence early Thursday morning. He was born in Rains County, on Feb. 20, 1933, to Ennis Nolan and Lela Morrow Kirkpatrick. He married Martha Nell Steed, in Point, on April 10, 1959.  They shared some 55 years of marriage. Hubert was a cattle rancher for the most part of his life.

Survivors include: Wife:  Martha Nell Kirkpatrick of Emory Daughter:  Jeanetta Stephens (Bob) of Emory Son:  Garry Ray Kirkpatrick (Luckey) of Alba 2 Brothers:  James Alton Kirkpatrick (Ann) and Gerald Dean Kirkpatrick (Donna) 3 Sisters:  Pearl Haney Jones, Ruth Whitehead, and Delois Spence (Roy Lee) Grandchildren:  Nicole Nickell (Ryan), Lucus Kirkpatrick (Ashley), and Shayla Kirkpatrick Great-grandchildren:  Donnalynn Rayleigh Kirkpatrick and Rylie Rae Nickell Numerous other loving family and friends

Preceded in death by:  Parents; 1 son, Lennis Aaron Kirkpatrick in 1984; 4 Brothers, Allen Dale Kirkpatrick, Earl Kirkpatrick, Nolan Kirkpatrick, and  J.T. Kirkpatrick

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

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Willie Charles Finney

Funeral services for Willie Charles "W. C." Finnie, age 74, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Monday, September 8, 2014 at the Cypress Baptist Center with Rev. B. R. Hargest officiating.  Military graveside honors will follow at Coffey Cemetery with Gerald Wilkerson, Fredrick Finnie, Nathaniel A. Mingo, Sr., Jerome Dial, Jerald Madkins, Kevin Chennault, Bryant Jackson, and Ken Taylor serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Traylon Dial, Darian Dial-Hall, Dekeistan Mosley, Chaz Chennault, and Trayvont Dial. 

Visitation will be from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Sunday, September 7, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Mr. Finnie passed away Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at his residence. 

Mr. Finnie was born on November 22, 1939 in Como, TX, the son of Sammie Harris and Pauline Finnie.  Mr. Finnie was a member of Gallalee Baptist Church in Como and served as a deacon and was Sunday school superintendent.  He served in the United States Army as a paratrooper during the Vietnam War and was awarded the Purple Heart and a Bronze Service Star. 

Mr. Finnie is survived by sisters, Peggy Dial, Pauletta Wilkerson, 5 half sisters, 1 half brother and numerous nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents. 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.


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Janie Perkins

Funeral services for Janie Perkins, age 63, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted 10:00 a.m., Friday, September 5, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Eason officiating. 

Interment will follow at Elm Cemetery with Jay Sanders, Monty Tipps, B. J. Bayuk, Robert Stidham, Ronny Doss and Norman Colyer serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be the City of Sulphur Springs. 

Janie passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2014 at Sunny Springs Nursing Home.  Janie was born on August 2, 1951 in Hopkins County the daughter of Albert Grady and Edna Durene (Yarborough) Wyatt.   She married Billy Perkins on February 21, 1970 in Sulphur Springs.  He survives.  

Janie worked as records manager for the Sulphur Springs Police Department for 29 years and was a member of Cross Spur Cowboy Church. 

She is survived by her son, Dale Perkins and wife Amy of China Spring, TX, daughter Emmy Logan and husband Brian of Sulphur Springs, sisters, Betty Julian of Sulphur Springs, Linda Gallagher of Point Blank, TX, Kathy Sanders of Sulphur Springs, grandchildren, Cody Perkins, Cade Perkins, Lexie Logan, Hunter Culpepper and Holden Culpepper. 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Lynda Sue St. Clair

Funeral services for Lynda Sue St. Clair, age 74 of Sulphur Springs will be held 10:00 am, Thursday, September 4, 2014 at Tapp Chapel with Bro. BJ Teer officiating.

Interment will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery with Chris Utt, Heather St. Clair, Dwayne Freeman, Daniel Romans, Jerry Green Jr. and Timmy Freeman serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held one hour before service on Thursday, September 4, 2014.
  

Lynda Sue St. Clair passed away on Monday, September 1, 2014 at East Texas Hospice Home Place in Tyler. She was born in Greenville, TX on November 6, 1939 the daughter of Raymond and Mary Littrell Green. She married Morris St. Clair in May, 1958. He preceded her in death in 2010.  She was a Homemaker and member of the Davis Street Baptist Church.
  

Survivors include: son, Keith St. Clair and wife, Melinda of Sulphur Springs; brothers, Jimmy Green of Cumby, Jerry Green of Cumby, Ronny Green of Saltillo, Michael Green of Greenville, and Ricky Green of Paris; sisters, Ann Mills of Weaver, Peggy Freeman of Brashear, and Pam Hendricks of Stanton; grandchildren, Tosha Utt, Chris Utt, and Heather St. Clair; great grandchildren, Aidyn Utt, Rylan Utt, Wednesday Myers, and Regan Myers.
    

She was preceded in death by her parents, sons, Robert Dean St. Clair and Gregory Lloyd St Clair, and daughter, Debra Sue St Clair.
   

Memorial may be made to the Mt. Zion Cemetery Association

Arrangements are under the direction of Tapp Funeral Home.


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Earl W. Crocker, Sr.

Private Services will be held for Earl W. Crocker, Sr., age 55, of Winnsboro, who died on Sunday, August 31, 2014, at Mother Frances Hospital in Winnsboro.

 

He was born on May 7, 1959 to Dwight Fredrick and Frances Georgia Walrath Crocker, Jr., in Honesdale, PA.

Survivors include: son, E. W. Crocker, Jr. of Midland; daughters, Amanda Ramirez of Jefferson, TX and Crystal Cato of Hope, AR; brothers, Dwight Crocker, Sr. and Bruce Rowe, both of Sulphur Springs; sisters, Teresa Watson of Winnsboro, Mary Jane Scott and Bonnie Hogan, both of Sulphur Springs and nine grandchildren.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Leeroy Luna


Funeral service for LeeRoy Flores Luna, 58, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 6, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home with Danny Ballard and Rudy Luna officiating.

Interment will follow at Sulphur Springs City Cemetery with Randy Luna, Noel Luna, Gilbert Tito Luna, Eddie Luna, Shawn Arthur, and Lee Ramos serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Spring Village Barber Shop.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, September 5, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Luna passed away on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born on May 9, 1956 in Crosbyton, TX, to Cecilio and Rebeca Flores Luna. He married Martha Aranda on May 9, 1991 in Sulphur Springs, TX. She survives. Mr. Luna was a longtime barber working 30 years at Spring Village Barber Shop. He was loved by many in Hopkins County and never once met a stranger. He was a member of Full Gospel House of Prayer in Sulphur Springs.

In addition to his wife, Martha Luna, he is also survived by sons, Ricky Latham and wife Tasha Lorta of Sulphur Springs, LeeRoy C. Luna of Sulphur Springs, David Luna and wife Kelsey McGowin of Dallas, daughters, Stephanie Ervin and husband Robbie of Concord, NC, Rebbecca Luna of Sulphur Springs, Althea Luna of Wichita Falls, grandchildren, Ty Latham, Andrew Latham, Kylah Latham, Lilyanah Latham, Landyn Latham, Abraham Luna, brothers, Rudy Luna and wife Benina of San Angelo, Ruben Luna and wife Maria of Lufkin, David Luna and wife Belen of Ogden, UT, Cecil Luna of Sulphur Springs, Joe Luna and wife Hope of Mt. Pleasant, TX, Adam Luna and wife Shelli of Megargel, TX, Gilbert Luna and wife Ida of Ft. Worth, TX, sisters, Irene Pecina and husband Paul of Abilene, Marcie Arthur and husband John of Sulphur Springs, and Yolanda Luna of Sulphur Springs.

He was preceded in death by his parents.


Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Joan Mohnssen

Joan Mohnssen, 83, passed away August 30 at Haven Hospice in Orange Park, FL due to Alzheimer’s complications. Born in East Chicago, Indiana, she was an Indiana University graduate and married college sweetheart, Carter L. Mohnssen (deceased 1975) in 1953. They were transferred by the H. D. Lee Company to Sulphur Springs, TX in 1974 after living in Colorado, Missouri, Scotland and Belgium. She was very active with friends, family and the Empty Stocking program in Sulphur Springs until moving to Orange Park, FL in 2007.

Mrs. Mohnssen is survived by daughters Cheryl (Steve) Walsh of Orange Park, FL, Carie (Gary) Cooper of Tyler, TX, grandchildren Shannon (Brad) Voss, Jennifer Walsh, Sarah (Jeremy) Webster, Hannah Cooper and eight great-grandchildren. 

She was a life-long Chicago Cubs and sports fan but her real passion was spending time with her grandchildren and great-children. She will be deeply missed by all that knew her cheerful personality, fun-loving attitude and boundless love for family and friends.

Graveside funeral services will be held by Murray Orwosky at Restlawn Memorial Park, Hwy 154 South, Sulphur Springs, TX on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. 

Donations may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.

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Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Drew Attaway

Memorial Services for Drew Attaway, age 44 of Whitesboro will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at Black Oak Baptist Church in Como, TX with Rev. Mike Flanagan officiating.  

No formal visitation.

hitesboro; parents, Donny and Anita Attaway of Black Oak; brothers, Bryan Attaway and wife, Valerie of California, Zachary Attaway and wife, Nancy of Black Oak and Jeffery Attaway of Como; sister, Tammy Attaway and spouse, Tammy Harris of Whitesboro.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

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

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Margaret Welsh



Margaret Carpenter Welsh, 69, of Sulphur Springs, passed away Thursday, August 28, 2014 at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.

Mrs. Welsh was born June 30, 1945 to Henry and Georgianna Carpenter.

Survivors include, son, Ralph B. Welsh and wife Terrie of Maryland, brothers, Henry Carpenter of Florida, Orval Carpenter of Mt. Vernon, sisters, Nedra Cranes of Georgetown, Nancy Skidmore of Mt. Vernon, Cathy Carpenter of Mt. Vernon, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ms. Welsh’s last wish is for you to call someone and tell them you are thinking about them, tell someone you love them, take them flowers or take them to lunch before it’s to late.

Cremation accorded by West Oaks Funeral Home. www.westoaksfuneralhome.com

 

 

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Mark Giguere

Military Graveside Services for Mark H. Giguere, age 66 of Sulphur Springs will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Restlawn Memorial Park with Bro. B. J. Teer officiating.

 There will be no formal visitation.

Mr. Giguere died on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at the Hospice of Homeplace in Tyler.  He was born on July 23, 1948 in Biddeford, ME the son Robert and Marie Golloson Giguere. He married Phyllis Lovell on October 17, 1987 in Paris, Texas.  She survives.  He served in the U.S. Air Force, was a retired equipment operator and a member of the Church of Christ Latter Day Saints.

Survivors include: daughters, Barbara Usry and husband, Charlie of Sulphur Springs; son, David Cherry, of Blandburg, PA; brothers, Robert Giguere, Jr., Norman Giguere, John Paul Giguere, Laurent Giguere; grandchildren, Taylor and Caiden Usry.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Claudette Giguere.



Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Gary Wayne Rainwater

Gary Wayne Rainwater, 60, of Brownsboro, died Wednesday, August 27, 2014. 

Funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 12 Noon at the Leagueville Baptist Church in Murchison with Bro. Tom Bragdon officiating. 

Visitation will be one hour prior from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM, at the church. 

Private burial will follow in the Emory City Cemetery in Emory.  Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Rainwater was born in Ft. Worth on August 27, 1954 to Otis Boyd and Margaret Angeline Sicking Rainwater.  He graduated from Brownsboro High School in 1972.  He was a member of the Leagueville Baptist Church. 

He is survived by his sister:  Brenda Woodward, and husband, Mike of Brownsboro; and his faithful 4 legged companion: Suzie.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his grandparents.

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Peggy Darlin South

Funeral services for Peggy Darlin South, age 81, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, August 31, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tommy Hall officiating and Roy McGahee assisting. 

Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Zach Adair, Kenny Hayes, Tommy Williams, Pete Darlin, Harold Ball, Chris Adair and Tim Tanton serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Roy McGahee, Dr. Jerry Jennings, Dr. Claude Reynolds, Dr. Bill Dietze, Dr. Ronny Stanley and Bob Kearby. 

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

Peggy passed away Thursday, August 28, 2014 at Rock Creek Health and Rehab. Peggy was born on May 21, 1933 in Cherokee, TX, the daughter of W. C. and Mildred (Whitt) Sawyer.  She married Pete Darlin in Dallas, TX, in 1957 and he preceded her in death in 1998.  She married Leslie South in Greenville, TX, in 2000 and he preceded her in death in 2010.  Peggy worked as a radiology secretary at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital for 28 years.  She was a hospital board member at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital and a member of Grace Family Church. 

She is survived by her children, Jim Sells and wife BJ of Greenville, Gloria Kearby and husband Rick of Michigan, Richard Darlin and wife Kim, Kim Holloway, Linda Adair and husband Jerry all of Sulphur Springs, grandchildren, David Sells, Ryan Sells, Suzanne Blanchard, Mathew Kearby, Erika Bogerd, Jennifer Williams, Kristi Hayes, Pete Darlin, Zach Adair, Jackie Ball and Chris Adair, brothers, Winston Sawyer and Larry Sawyer, sister, Lila Ann Sawyer, 18 great-grandchildren with 1 on the way and 2 great-great grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Kenneth Sawyer, and grandchild, Amanda Moreland.  Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association @ www.alz.com or Cypress Basin Hospice, 207 Morgan, Mt. Pleasant, TX   75455. 

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Howard Garrett

Howard Norman Garrett, 93, of Emory, passed away Sunday, August 24, 2014. Funeral service is scheduled for 10:00 AM, Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at County Line Baptist Church with Bro. Wayne Darty officiating, and music directed by Woody Garmon.  Interment will follow in Clifton Cemetery.  Visitation will be Tuesday evening, August 26, 2014, 6-8 PM at the Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel.

Mr. Garrett was born on September 21, 1920, in Point, to John William "Bill" and Bedie Lennon Garrett. He married Cornelia Jane Lyles on March 31, 1961, in Dallas.

His early education was at County Line School.   He graduated from Commerce High School and then East Texas State University.   He received a master's degree from Sam Houston State University and did further graduate work at the University of Houston.   He taught and was in school administration in Diboll and Point.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army in World War II.   He served alongside of his brother David, now deceased, in the Philippines.

In Dallas he worked for Mutual of Wausau Insurance Company where he was Salesman of the Year more than once.   He worked many years in the cattle business here in Emory.

He was a member of County Line Baptist Church.   Mr. Garrett was a Sunday school teacher for 25 years at First Baptist Church in Dallas before moving to Emory.  He was a member of Masonic Lodge #180, Cumby, Texas.

He was a member of the Rains County Chamber of Commerce.   He had special interests in the Rains County Farmers Market and Eagle Fest.  He was a mentor to many while he supervised the Community Service Program in Rains County.

Survivors include:Wife: Cornelia Jane Garrett of Emory

Nephews: Dave L. Garrett, and wife, Janie, of Coppell and Bill Garrett, and wife, K, of Point

Niece: Mary Lisa Garrett Vinson of Plano

Numerous other loving family and friends

Preceded by: parents, 1 sister: Maurine Riley; 1 brother: David M. Garrett in 2011; beloved aunt: Cordie Lennon

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Eloy Alba

Funeral services for Eloy Alba, age 74, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Alba passed away on Sunday, August 24, 2014, at Rock Creek Health & Rehab Center.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Clara Mattison

Funeral Services for Clara Mattison, age 80 of Como, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at Como United Methodist Church with Rev. Beverly Olson and Rev. Lloyd Cashion officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Como Cemetery with Brandon Bain, Matthew Mattison, Jonathan Newsom, Caleb Anderson, Josh Collins and Carl Bryan serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m., prior to the service at Como United Methodist Church.

         

Mrs. Mattison died on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at Carriage House Manor.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Como United Methodist Church.

         

She was born on October 20, 1933, the daughter of Jake and Russie Ovelle Carlisle Martin in Quitman, TX.  She married Walter Glenn “Tucker” Mattison on August 23, 1952 in Dallas, TX.  He survives.

         

Other survivors include: daughters, Debbie Bryan and husband, Carl of Nelta and Chandra Anderson and husband, Clint of Georgetown; sons, Glenn Mattison and wife, Leeta of Sulphur Springs and Gene Mattison and wife, Tammie of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Brandon Bain and wife, Karmon, Maci Newsom and husband, Jonathan, Matthew Mattison and wife, Jamie, Maggi DeVoto and husband, Tony, Laura Lane Morrison and husband, Steve, Caleb Anderson, Rachel Mattison, Hannah Mattison and Tori Mattison; great-grandchildren, Jack Bain, Noah Newsom, Anna-Claire Newsom, Sophie DeVoto, Stella DeVoto, Ayden Morrison, Sawyer Morrison and Sophia Morrison.

         

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

         

Memorials may be made to Como United Methodist Church, 1006 First St., Como, TX 75431 or the Como Cemetery Association, Attn Krista Barnhart, 5693 FM 69, Como, TX 75431.



Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Sally Ann Dittman

Funeral service for Sally Ann Dittman, age 96, of Emory, will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Billy Smith and Bro. Jerry Jackson will officiate.  A private burial in Slatter Cemetery will follow the service. 

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

Mrs. Dittman died in the early evening on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014.

She was born on March 8, 1918, in Mississippi. After marrying James Monroe "Ned" Dittman, in Mississipi, they moved to Emory to start a family. Mrs. Dittman worked  as a field hand for several different farmers in the Rains County area. She worked very hard to support and raise her 6 children.

Survivors include:  3 daughters:  Earnestine (Tina) Florez, Fannin Hill (James), both of Emory; and Joyce Smith (Tommy) of Grand Prairie 1 Son:  James Fredric Dittman of Wills Point Grandchildren:  8 Great-grandchildren:  9 Great-Great-grandchildren:  3 Special care givers:  Shandra Beck, Julie Blow, and Jessica Bibby Numerous other loving family and friends

Preceded by:  Parents, former husband,1 daughter, Thomasene Payne in 1987; 1 son, Jack Dittman in 2009; 4 grandchildren; 1 brother, Lonzo (Sonny) Ray; and 1 sister, Edith Edwards 

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Nell Attlesey McAffee

Graveside funeral service for Nell Attlesey McAfee, age 93 of Yantis will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, August 25, 2014 at Yantis Cemetery with Rev. Danny Meek officiating.

No formal visitation will be held.

Mrs. McAfee died on Friday, August 22, 2014 at Heritage Nursing Home in Quitman.

She was born in Reilly Springs, TX on November 20, 1920, the daughter of Hamilton “Babe” and Ann Blalock Attlesey. She married Ardell C. McAfee in March, 1936 in Reilly Springs. He preceded her in death in 2002. She was the owner of McAfee Farms Sweet Potato.

Survivors include: son, Larry McAfee and wife, Bonnie of Yantis; grandchildren, Sheilah Rushing and husband, Craig; Don Allan McAfee and Paula McAfee; great-grandchildren, Chase Rushing and Devon McAfee.

She was preceded in death by parents and one sister, Elise Lord.

The online register can be signed at:

www.murrayorwosky.com


                        

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Thomas Mims

Funeral Services for Thomas Mims, age 55 of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, August 24, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Rev. Al Davis, Rev. Jerry McCoy II and Rev. Neal Cochran officiating. Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Richard McCoy, Roy McCoy, Harold Ball, Charles Ball, Jr., David Ball and Todd Parnell, Jeff Brown and Aaron Major serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

         

Mr. Mims died on Friday, August 22, 2014 at his residence.

         

He was born on June 16, 1959, the son of Thomas J. “T.J.” and Mildred Faye Cession Mims.  He was a concrete finisher by trade.

He married Shelly Renea Brown on September 11, 1984 in Sulphur Springs, Texas.  She survives.

         

Other survivors include: sons, Thomas David Mims and wife, Samantha of Hawkins, TX and Joseph Johnson and wife, Crystal of Bullard, TX; daughter, Michelle Funk and husband, Mark of Sulphur Springs and Victoria Mims also of Sulphur Springs, father, T.J. Mims and Debbie Gates of Gueydan, LA; mother, Mildred Logan and husband, Glenn of Sulphur Springs; sister, Teresa McCoy and husband, Jerry of Terrell, TX; grandchildren, Joclynn Mims, Kade Mims, Audrey Johnson, David Johnson, Logan Johnson, Abigail Mosley and Autumn Mosley.

The online register can be signed at:

www.murrayorwosky.com

 

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Belle Derr

Funeral services for Belle Derr, age 81 of Sulphur Springs will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Rev. Tommy Hall and Rev. Andy Comer officiating.

Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Leslie Smith, Matt Harris, Matthew Hymel, Jason Friddle, Steven Sappelt, and James Derr serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, August 25, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mrs. Derr died on Friday, August 22, 2014 at Rock Creek Health and Rehab.  She was born in Altus, OK on June 29, 1933, the daughter of Elvis and Katie Mae Brown Derr. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Davis St. Baptist Church.

Survivors include: sons, Craig Patterson and wife Cindy of Sonora, CA, and Michael Brown and wife, Jamie of Melissa, TX; daughters, Sharon Harris and husband Craig of Sulphur Springs and Kimberly Bryant Caygle and husband, Joe of Covington, LA; grandchildren, Dana Wagner, Arron Corey, Ryan Corey, Ricky Corey, Kelsea Brown, Kristin Brown, Lindsay McClane, Ashley Morales, Jason Friddle, Steven Sappelt, Matt Harris, Monica Lane, Leslie Smith, and Matthew Hymel and twelve great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Elvis Derr and twin sister, Betty Mize.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral HOme.

 

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George Hennigan

Funeral arrangements for George Hennigan, of Emory are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Hennigan died Thursday, August 21, 2014, at his residence..

The online register can be signed at:

www.murrayorwosky.com

 

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Inez Beeson

A Funeral Service for Inez Beeson, age 98, of Sulphur Springs will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Tapp Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tommy Johnston officiating.

Private graveside services will follow at City Cemetery with Joe Dan Kennedy, Gary Odom, David Brewer, Warren Brewer, Jr., Paul Smith, and Larry King serving as Honorary Pallbearers.

A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at 10:00 a.m. Saturday.

Inez Beeson died Thursday, August 21, 2014 at Carriage House Manor. She was born November 18, 1915 to Roger Williams and Gladys (Black) Williams in Sulphur Springs. She married Wayne Beeson on July 5, 1939 in Hugo, Oklahoma; he preceded her in death in 1945. Mrs. Beeson was a School Teacher and a Homemaker, and she was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include: daughter, Barbara Sturgeon, of Rockwall; granddaughter, Robin Abess, of Rockwall; great-grandson, Caram Abess of Virginia; and nephew, Roger Williams.

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

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church’s TV Ministry.

Arrangements are under the direction of Tapp Funeral Home.

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

 

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William Reed, Jr.

Funeral services for William Junior Reed, age 69, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 23, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bobby Keller and Rev. Neal Cochran officiating.  Interment will follow at Ridgeway Cemetery with Mark Reed, Richard Reed, Ricky Reed, Roger Reed, Steve Reed and Paul Reed serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Vititow and Buddy Gore.  

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

Mr. Reed passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at his residence. 

Mr. Reed was born on December 2, 1944 in Hopkins County, TX, the son of Marvin R and Mary Leona (Keller) Reed.  He married Tommie Ellen Goldsmith on February 17, 1962.  She survives.  Mr. Reed worked for Dallas Auto Convoy for over 30 years.  He was a member of Wylie Baptist Church. 

He is survived by his father, Marvin R. Reed of Sulphur Springs, brothers, Steve Reed of Sulphur Springs, TX, Paul Reed of Bellmead, TX, Ricky Reed, Roger Reed, Richard Reed, Mark Reed, Bobby Keller, Jerry Keller all of Sulphur Springs, sisters, Peggy Brzeski of Sulphur Springs, Betty Long of Dike and Helen Baskin of Sulphur Springs, sister-in-law, Ava Chester of Emory, dearest children, nieces and nephew, Allysse and Cory Brown. 

He was preceded in death by his mother, brother, Loyd Ray Reed and sister, Mary Jane Medina. 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

www.westoaksfuneralhome.com




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Elise F. Bonser

Funeral services for Elise F. Bonser, age 95, of New Hartford, New York, are pending with West Oaks Funeral Home.

Ms Bonser passed away on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at Carriage House Manor.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Brenda Lacy

Memorial Services for Brenda Gay Lacy, age 60, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, August 22, 2014 at New Hope Baptist Church in Mineola with Rev. Fred Morrow officiating.

         

Mrs. Lacy died on Saturday, August 17, 2014, at her residence in Sulphur Springs. She was born on March 1, 1954, the daughter of Dorothy Sartin in Dallas, TX.

         

Survivors included: son, Eric Lacy and wife, Charline of Arlington, TX; sisters, Debbie Deaton, Flo Beth Pittsley and Tommi Daugherty; grandchildren, Briana and Hannah Lacy and aunt, Ava Martin.

She was preceded in death by her mother; adopted parents, Jack and Minnie Heard and son, Cris Lacy.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

 

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Morris Orville Mellore

Morris Orville Mellore, 88, of Sulphur Springs, passed away on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 in Sulphur Springs.

He was born on September 19, 1925 in Medford Oregon, the son of Russell J. and Alicia Ericson Mellore. He served in the United States Marine Corp. during WWII and the Korean War. He was married to Emma Ruth Onley for over 56 years. She survives.

He is also survived by son, Robert Lambert and wife Carol of Sulphur Springs, daughter, Sharon Buti of Sulphur Springs, sister, Rose Fosnaught and husband Tom of North Carolina, 12 grandchildren, and several great and great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by son, Johnny LeRoy Lambert and daughter, Mary Carolea McGee. Mr. Mellore will be interred at Chapel of the Chimes in Hayward, California.

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

 

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Betty Jane Dymke

Betty Jane Dymke, 82, of Emory, passed away Sunday, August 10, 2014.

A shared memorial service for Mrs. Dymke, and her husband, Homer "Buddy" Dymke, who passed away on July 17, 2014, is scheduled for Saturday, August 16, at 4:00 PM at the House of Prayer Church in Emory, Pastor Scott Townley officiating.   

Both cremation arrangements and the memorial service for Mr. and Mrs. Dymke will be under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home of Emory. 

 In lieu of flowers memorial bequests may be made to the House of Prayer Church, 1380 Hwy 515 East, Emory, TX 75440.    

Betty Jane Dymke was born in Galveston on December 2, 1931, to Oscar D. and Minnie Louise Brooks Williams. She married Homer Thomas "Buddy" Dymke in Galveston on July 23, 1949.

Together with her husband they owned and operated the B&B BBQ in Kermit, Tx.

Survivors include:

2 Sons: Tommy Dymke, and wife, Beverly, of Flower Mound and Ricky Dymke, and wife, Alva "Cookie", Sachse

2 Daughters: Diana Fearn, and husband, Joe of Kermit and Candy Dieterich of Alburquergue, NM

Grandchildren: Melanie Giglio, Evan Dieterich, Sean Dieterich and R.J. Dymke

Great-grandchildren: Delilah Dieterich, HarLeigh Dieterich, Daylene Romero, and Adrian Garcia

Extended friends at Steamboat Shores

Numerous other loving family and friends

Preceded by: Husband, Buddy Dymke in July 2014, parents, step-father, Sister: Onita Lalosevich

Online guestbook may be signed at www.wilsonorwoskyfuneralhome.com


 

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Johnny Lloyd Simmons

Johnny Lloyd Simmons, 47, of East Tawakoni, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, August 6, 2014.

Family received visitors on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel from 2-4 PM.  

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

Mr. Simmons was born on November 11, 1966 in Cuero, Texas to Edna Marie Henrichs. He married Misty Dawn Pickle in Mineola on August 23, 1997.   He was an oil field truck driver for Triplex Pump Truck Service.

Survivors include:
Loving wife: Misty Simmons of East Tawakoni

3 Sons: Kyle Jacoby Simmons of Canton, Keaton Lloyd Simmons of Ben Wheeler, and Remington Hunter Simmons of East Tawakoni

1 Step-son: Cody Allen Hearn of Cincinnati, Ohio

Brother: Cody Lawson, and wife, Casey, of Emory

Dad: Timmy Lawson of Yantis

Grandmother: Irene Bartek of Cuero, Tx

Numerous other loving family and friends

Preceded by: Mother in 2011

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

 

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Ray Dean Mitchell

Ray Dean Mitchell, 61, of Arlington, passed away Saturday evening, August 9, 2014 at his weekend property just East of Emory, where he had the intention of retiring.   

Private visitation is scheduled for the family Thursday, August 14, 2014, 12:00-1:00 PM, at the Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel in Emory.  Interment will follow in Greenview Cemetery.  

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association. 

Ray was born on June 16, 1953, in Ft. Worth, to Clovis Dean and Theo Rae Tanton Mitchell.  He married Emogene Ruth Jukes in Bear Lake, PA on December 21, 1974.  Mr. Mitchell proudly served his country in the U. S. Marine Corp during the Vietnam War.  Ray worked as a Diesel Mechanic at Bruckner Sales for some 20 years.  He was a member of the Methodist faith. 

Survivors include:
Loving wife:  Emogene Mitchell of Arlington 2 Sons:  Clovis Duane Mitchell, and wife Jezzieca, of Arlington, and Bradley James Mitchell of Arlington Daughter:  Cathy Rae Mitchell of Arlington Mother:  Theo Mitchell of Arlington 2 Sisters:  Linda Batten, and husband, Michael of Arlington, and Lori Mitchell of Arlington 2 Grandchildren:  Caleb Mitchell and Cheyenne Mitchell

Preceded by:  Father in December 2013

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

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Joyce Lou Heckard

Graveside Services for Joyce Lou Heckard, age 79 of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at Rockdale Cemetery with Rev. Charles Rawlinson officiating.

Visitation will be from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., prior to the service at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

         

Mrs. Heckard died on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was a retired medical provider.

         

She was born on October 28, 1934, the daughter of Charles D. and Alma Self Wilson in Hopkins County, TX.  She married Larry Heckard, who preceded her in death.

         

Survivors include: sons, Charles Landrum of LaPort, IN and James Miller of Cape Coral, FL ; daughter, Candy Allison of Cape Coral, FL; brothers, Charles Wilson and Don Wilson, both of Conway, AR; grandchildren, Jonathan Landrum, Nathan Landrum and Richard Allison; great-grandchildren, Ashley and Ryan Landrum.

         

She was preceded in death by her parents; infant child and sister, Patsy Adams.

The online register can be signed at:

www.murrayorwosky.com

 

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Robert Ragle

Private Services will be held for Robert Ragle, age 77, of Sulphur Springs, who died on Saturday, August 9, 2014, at his residence.

 

The online registry can be signed at:

www.murrayorwosky.com


 

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Ruby Smith

Graveside funeral service for Ruby Smith, age 86 of Sulphur Springs will be 10:00 am, Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at Mahoney Cemetery with Rev. Bruce Stinson officiating.

Visitation will be 6 till 8pm,Monday, August 11, 2014 at Murray Orwoksy Funeral Home.
       

Ruby Lee Smith died on Friday, August 8, 2014 at Carriage House Manor Nursing Home.

She was born in Hopkins County, TX on July 3, 1928, the daughter of Holton Dewitt and Nealie  Butler Barrett. She married Willie E Smith on November 19, 1945 in Hopkins County. He preceded her in death in 1978. She was a homemaker and retired from H.D. Lee Company.
   

Survivors include: daughters, Lois Horton and husband, Junior of Sulphur Springs and Sue Armendariz and husband, Vic of Fate; son, Mack Smith of Dallas; sister, Merle McCarty of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Heath Horton, Brad Summers, Jarrod Smith, Anothony Smith, Josh Armendariz and Amy Giblin; great grandchildren,Clancy Horton, Annie Horton, Jessica Porter, Jase Summers, Saylor Smith, Mercy Grace Smith, Jacob Smith, Khloi Smith, Eli Armendariz, Sophia Armendariz, and Isabella Giblin.
    

Preceded in death by parents, son, Jerry Smith, brothers, Loyd Thomas, Walter Barrett Bill Barrett, Gene Barrett, sisters, Lillian Carpenter, June Mathews, and Wanda Alexander.

Memorial can be made to Mahoney Cemetery Association.
 
Arrangements are under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.
 
The online register can be signed at:
www.murrayorwosky.com

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Bill Littlefield

Funeral Services for Bill Littlefield, age 82 of Denton, formally of Sulphur Springs will be held 10:00 a.m., Monday, August 11, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Rev. Roy Dittmar and Chaplin James Clinkscales officiating.

Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery with Kenny Allen, Mark Harris, Don Littlefield, Michael Littlefield, Dean Mobley and Paul Harris serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Noah and Nathan Stone.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Mr. Littlefield passed away on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at The Sterling House in Denton. He was born on January 22, 1932 in Franklin County, TX the son of A.C. and Frauline Horne Littlefield. He was married to Jo Sims for over twenty-seven years. She survives.  He was a retired contractor and was of the Baptist faith.


Other survivors include: daughters, Janet Littlefield Basham of Sulphur Springs, Billie Littlefield Stone and husband, Scott of Denton; sisters, Helen Harris of Olney, TX, Ardith Lucky of Ridgeway and Virgie Allen of Powderly; brothers, Frank Littlefield and Thurman Littlefield, both of Emblem; grandchildren, Christy Basham Plumlee, Rebecca Basham Dudley, Madison Stone, Noah Stone and Nathan Stone; great-grandchildren; Christian Plumlee, Jonathan Plumlee and Caden Dudley.


He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Janae Littlefield, brother, Bunny Littlefield and son-in-law, Norman Basham.

Memorial can be made to the MS Society in honor of his daughter, Janae.

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

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James Martin

James Martin, age 87, of Sulphur Springs, passed away on Thursday, August 7, 2014, at Carriage House Manor.

No formal services are scheduled at this time.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

 

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Ruth McDaniel

Funeral service for Ruth Darlene McDaniel, 89, of Cumby, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, August 10, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home with Rev. C.J. Duffey officiating.

Interment will follow at Cumby Cemetery with Jim Gater, Kevin Greene, Darnell Woods, and Dale Richter serving as pallbearers.

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

Mrs. McDaniel passed away on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at her residence. She was born on September 19, 1924 in Adel, Iowa, the daughter of Bert and Lela Anna Thompson Theurer. She was a homemaker and of the Assembly of God faith.

She is survived by sons, Larry Barnhart of Prineville, OR, Clinton Barnhart of Boise, ID, Mark Barnhart of Falls City, OR, daughter, Betty Moseley of Cumby, TX, grandchildren, Jim Gater, Gina Greene, Mark Daniel Barnhart, Richard Barnhart, Robert Barnhart, Ryan Barnhart, Sherry Barnhart, Shellen Barnhart, sixteen great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, sister-in-law, Audrey Theurer, and nieces, LaVerne Bennett and Kathleen Zehner.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, Delbert Barnhart of twenty three and a half years, Vernol McDaniel of thirty years, brother, Verle Theurer, and sisters, Vernice Jimmerson, Stella Theurer, and Luene Kistler.

A special thank you to the staff of Legacy Hospice for their care and support and to Dr. Arnecke

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Enoth Leon "Buddy" Thomas

Funeral services for Enoth Leon “Buddy” Thomas, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with Tapp Funeral Home. 

Mr. Thomas died Monday, August 4, 2014 at his residence.

The online register can be signed at:

www.tapfuneral.com


 

 

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Irene Friddle

Graveside Services for Irene Friddle, age 73 of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, August 7, 2014 at Green Pond Cemetery with Rev. Bruce Stinson officiating. 

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

         

Mrs. Friddle died on Friday, August 1, 2014 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.  She was a homemaker and was of the Catholic faith.

         

She was born on January 1, 1941, the daughter of Manuel and Gracia Licon in El Paso, TX.  She married Paul Friddle, Sr. on May 26, 1962 in Reilly Springs, TX.

         

Other survivors include: son, Paul Friddle, Jr. and wife, Heather of Sulphur Springs; daughter, Mitzi Fitch and husband, Jered of Sulphur Springs;  sisters, Grace Galarza and Darlina Bazan; brothers, Frank Licon and Mellow Licon; grandchildren, Blake Friddle, Rio Becerra, Canyon Friddle, Sierra Friddle and Cason Fitch; great-grandchild, Zaylee Friddle and best friend, Jodye Johnson.

         

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Carmen Licon and brother, Raymundo Licon.

The online register can be signed at:

www.murrayorwosky.com

 

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John "Marvin" Northcutt

John "Marvin" Northcutt, age 91, of Emory, died Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital in Sulphur Springs. 

Funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the Smyrna Union Church in Rains County with Bro. Montie L. Parker, Sr. officiating.  Interment will follow at the Smyrna Cemetery. 

Visitation will be at the Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday evening from 6-8 PM. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Smryna Union Cemetery, P.O. Box 563, Emory, TX 75440; or Rocky Point Community Center, 787 RCR 2220, Emory, TX 75440.

Marvin was born on January 31, 1923 in Van Zandt County to Alex and Panthea Read Northcutt.  He married Frances "Dude" Harrell in Emory, Texas on December 24, 1941.  
Mr. Northcutt lived most of his life and attended school in and near the Dunbar, Smyrna, and Rocky Point communities.  He was a carpenter and home builder/remodeler and had served as building inspector for the City of Emory since 1997.  Additionally, he served on and chaired multiple boards including South Rains Water Supply Corporation, Smyrna Cemetery Association, and Rocky Point Community Center.  He was member of American Legion Post 156, Rains County Historical Society, and Farmers Market Association.  He was a charter member of Chubby's and Sidekick's Restaurants "Information Exchange Table".  He was named Citizen of the Year in January 2005 from the Rains County Lions Club.  He was actively involved in many other community and volunteer activities. 

Survivors include 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; two brothers, David "Bud" Northcutt and wife, Joyce, and Oren Northcutt, and wife, Linda, of Emory; four sisters, Violet High of Mesquite, Hazel Hashop of Florida, Nola Royal of Wills Point, and Nelda Paschall of Mesquite; four grandchildren, Toni Gambill, and husband, Roger o Leonard, TX, Teresa Huiar of Washington, DC, Christina Huizar of Austin, and John Huizar of Austin; two great-grandsons, James Moon and JonMarc Moon both of Altus, OK.

Preceded by his wife: Frances "Dude" Northcutt, parents; one brother: James (Jim) Northcutt and five sisters:  Adell Northcutt, age 4, Sybil Nail, Vera Byram, Reba Daily and Nellie Frances Northcutt (infant).

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Vannie Robinson

Vannie Robinson, age 65, of Emory, died Friday, August 1, 2014 at ETMC Hospital of Tyler.  

Funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Emory Baptist Church.  

Visitation will be one hour prior from 12-1:00 PM, also at the church.  Apostle Dwight Smith and Pastor Ronald Garcia will officiate.   Interment will be at Hopewell Cemetery.   

Vannie was born on November 28, 1948, in Emory, to Hubert and Irene Thornton Robinson, Sr.   She retired in 2014, after working for many years as a cook for Rains County Jail.  She was a member of Jacksonville Community Church of Deliverance.  

Survivors include: 2 Daughters: Patrice Miles-Garcia and husband, Ronald B., of San Antonio and Tiffiny Davis of Emory    2 Brothers: Hubert Robinson, Jr. and wife, Willie, of Emory and John L. Robinson and wife, Rose, of Como    3 Sisters: Ellen McKnight and husband, Leonard, of Dallas, Sandy Givens of Garland and Carolyn Brooks of Point    4 Grandchildren: Joselyn Davis, Alexandria Garcia, Brenton Garcia, Demetrik Hobbs    Numerous other loving family and friends   

Preceded by: parents; 1 sister: Callie Johnson; 1 brother: Herman Robinson; 1 Nephew: Edwin Robinson

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

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James Allen Fenn

James Allen Fenn age 10 of Wolfe City, Texas died on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. 

He was born on March 16, 2004 in Sulphur Spring, Texas to Wayne and Pamela Gardner Fenn. 

James was a member of the West Main Church of Christ in Wolfe City and a student 5th grade student at Wolfe City Elementary.   He enjoyed football and dancing, and being an all-around entertainer.  This past school year James wowed the student body with his purple vest and dancing, to win the schools talent show.  He will be greatly missed by his family and friends, but his memory will live on by the smiles he put on everyone’s face. 

He is survived by his parents Pamela and John Chaney, brothers Matthew Fenn and Noah Chaney all of Wolfe City; grandparents Janet Tompkins, Glen Fenn, Lisa Coker, and Carl Chaney; several aunts, uncles, and cousins

Preceding him in death are his father Wayne Fenn, and grandparents June and James Gardner. 

Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home from 5:00 till 7:00 P.M.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at the Wolfe City High School Gymnasium at 2:00 P.M. with A.C. Quinn officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery with Jason Wallace, Cody Wallace, Ty Woodruff, Brandon Luckett, Chester Adams, and Jon McDonald serving as pallbearers. 

Online condolences may be left at owensandsonfh.com

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Joan Stone

Memorial Services for Joan Stone, age 77, of Sulphur Springs are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

         

Mrs. Stone died Thursday, July 30, 2014, at Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab.

The online register can be signed at:

www.murrayorwosky.com


 

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Rita June Orwosky

Funeral Services for Rita Orwosky, age 80 of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Rev. Bruce Stinson and Rev. B. J. Teer officiating.  Interment will follow in Restlawn Memorial Park with Ricky Williams, Jeff Redding, David Davis, Rev. Bruce Stinson and Rev. B. J. Teer serving as pallbearers.

There will be no formal visitation.

Mrs. Orwosky died on Monday, July 28, 2014 at her residence. 

She was the owner of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home and Restlawn Memorial Park.  She was a member of the League Street Church of Christ and a graduate of Seymore High School.

She was born on February 18, 1934, the daughter of Weaver Holbert and Alvis Mae Stanley Eustace in Goree, TX.

         

Survivors include: daughter, Laura Garrett and husband, Randy of Sulphur Springs; sons, Bill Orwosky, Jack Orwosky and Jeff Orwosky and wife, Sue all of Sulphur Springs; sister, Evangeline Austin of Wilmington, DE; brothers, Weaver Eustace and William Eustace; grandchildren, Chiree Garrett, Myndi Wells, Jack Orwosky, Darbi Orwosky, Price Orwosky, Lincoln Orwosky and Austin Orwosky; great-grandchildren, Luke Wells and Maddy Wells; brother-in-law, Quincy Adams of Wichita Falls, TX.

         

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Delores Adams and infant daughter, Gladys Bea Orwosky.

         

Memorials can be made to League Street Church of Christ, 1100 League Street, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.

The online register can be signed at:

www.murrayorwosky.com

 

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Reba Nell Tollison

Funeral services for Reba Nell Tollison, age 90, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, August 1, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Bob Woodruff officiating. Interment will follow at Yantis Cemetery with Randy Walker, Sidney Walker, Lance Walker, and Mitchell Walker serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer will be Alan Ross.

There will be no formal visitation.

Mrs. Tollison passed away on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 in Tyler, TX.

She was born on July 10, 1924 in Yantis, the daughter of Robert Lavert and Dema Segers Ross. She married Richard Tollison on March 22, 1943 in McCallister, Ok. He survives. During WWII she worked at Chance Vaught in Grand Prairie where she riveted the wings of a P-51 “The Mustang”. She was one of the original “Rosie the Riveters” being a member of the WWII greatest generation.

Other  survivors include  several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four siblings.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

www.westoaksfuneralhome.com

 

 

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Marsha Ann Garmon Potts

Funeral services for Marsha Ann Garmon Potts, age 64, of Miller Grove, will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 2, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lanny Bridges and Rev. Wayne Darty officiating.  Interment will follow at Miller Grove Cemetery with Ricky Jennings, Teddy Jennings, Gary Jennings, Blake Garmon, Wesley Potts and Will McCullough serving as pallbearers.  

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

Marsha passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014 in Greenville, TX. 

 Marsha was born on June 25, 1950 in Greenville, TX, the daughter of Paul W. Garmon, Sr. and Sarah June Ross Garmon. Marsha was the manager of customer service at Farmers Electric for 26 years.  She was a member of County Line Baptist Church in Rains County. 

She is survived by her mother, her children, Bradley Potts and wife Karen of Murchison, Bryan Potts and wife Estrella of Greenville, Lori McCullough and husband Scott, brothers, Paul W. “Woody” Garmon, Jr. of Miller Grove, Russ Garmon of Lone Oak, grandchildren, Wesley Potts, Lainey McCullough, Libby McCullough, Natalie Potts and Will McCullough. 

She was preceded in death by her father.

Family request memorials be made to Farmers Electric Scholarship Fund, 2000 I-30 East, Greenville, TX   75402.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

www.westoaksfuneralhome.com

 

 

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Jessie Walker

Jessie Faye Walker of Sulphur Springs, Texas went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 28, 2014 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. 

She was born to Ada Anarton Kemp and Claude Benton Kemp on August 15, 1920.  She graduated from Sulphur Springs High School in 1935.  On December 16, 1939 she married Melvin Sterling Ishmael and he preceded her in death on March 12, 1965.  She later married James Orville Walker, Sr. on September 18, 1972 in Hugo, Oklahoma and he preceded her in death on December 30, 1996.  She was a long-standing member of the First United Methodist Church of Sulphur Springs, Texas.

Jessie Faye was preceded in death by her children, Larry Melvin Ishmael, Jerry Ben Ishmael and Sandra Ishmael Pickett. 

She is survived by her step-children J.O. “Buddy” Walker, Jr. and wife, Peggy, Pat Looney and husband Larry, Joy Wilson and husband Jim, grandchildren Cris Hughes, Amber Cody and husband Stuart, Jarred Pickett and wife, Amanda,  Todd Hughes and wife, Kathy of Sulphur Springs, Joie Hartel and husband Robert, of Austin, Jeffery Pickett of Wichita Falls, Leah Ann Ishmael, Grant Looney of Cleburne, Lance Looney and wife, Sheri of Sulphur Springs, Key Walker and wife, Holly of Greenville,  Jay Porterfield and wife, Amber of Murphy along with numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, her brother, R.D. Kemp, and granddaughter, Kelly Walker Jones.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday, August 1, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home.  Graveside service will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the Sherley Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials my be made to First United Methodist Church of Sulphur Springs or Shirley Cemetery, P.O. Box 493, Sulphur Springs, Texas 75483.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Mary Wilbur

Graveside Services for Mary Wilbur, age 93 of Canton, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, August 1, 2014 at Restlawn Memorial Park with Rev. Jonathan Smith officiating.  Interment will follow with Garrett Willmon, Nolan Willmon, Rickey Robinson, Randy Willmon and Ronnie Mackey serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

         

Mrs. Wilbur died on Monday, July 28, 2014 at her residence.  She was a member of Grace Family Church in Canton, TX and a retired barber.

         

She was born on January 18, 1921, the daughter of J.M. “Chat” and Nora Henderson Chapman in Tira, TX.  She married Jack Mackey who preceded her in death in 1963.  She is survived by her loyal husband of thirty-seven years Frank Wilbur.

         

Other survivors include: daughter, Jackie Robinson of Canton; sister, Leveta Watson of Mesquite; brothers, Grady Chapman of Coppell and Larry Lance Chapman of Longview; grandchildren, Michelle Willmon, Rickey Robinson, Ronnie Mackey, Jack Mackey and Robert Mackey, Jr.; great-grandchildren, Garrett Willmon, Nolan Willmon, Jake Robinson, Maverick Mackey, Maguire Martin, Hayle Mackey, Melody Mackey, Cody Mackey, Amy Mackey; great-great-grandchild, Wyatt Willmon and host of nieces, nephews and beloved friends.

         

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Robert (Bob) Mackey, Sr.; sisters, Myrza Watson, Ruth Butler, Frances Coe and Grace Green; brothers, George Chapman, Tommy Chapman, B.J. Chapman and Gerald Wayne Chapman.

         

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Van Zandt County Veterans Memorial (www.vzcm.org) located at 1200 S. Trades Day Blvd. #600, Canton, TX 75103 or Grace Family Church, 1953 Mill Creek Rd, Canton, TX 75103.

The online register can be signed at:

www.murrayorwosky.com

 

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Karen Pickett

Funeral Services for Karen Pickett, age 63 of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 1, 2014 at First Baptist Church Sulphur Springs – Spence Chapel with Pastor Mark Bryant and Rev. Fred Lewis officiating.  Interment will follow in the Restlawn Memorial Park with Brandon Burks, Keith Bell, Aaron Pickett, Mike Hudson, Mike Ballard and Robert Harkins serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

         

Mrs. Pickett died on Monday, July 28, 2014 at her residence.  She retired from Sulphur Springs ISD where she worked as a cafeteria work for Lamar Elementary.

         

She was born on November 14, 1950, the daughter of Simon Green and Betty Lou Kelley Thompson in Dallas, TX.  She married Billy Jack Pickett on June 29, 1974 in Sulphur Springs, TX.  He survives.

         

Other survivors include: daughters, Letitia Hughes and Amy Burks and husband, Brandon all of Sulphur Springs; sisters, Lyn Harkins of Columbia, South Carolina and Judy Mills of Winnsboro; brother, Richard Thompson of Winnsboro; grandchildren, Scott and Robert King, Emma and Annette Hughes, Brenda and Madeline Burks and Raylene Burks

         

She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, David Lee Pickett.

         

Memorials may be made to Youth Choir Ministries for First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs or First Baptist Church Mt. Vernon.

The online register can be signed at:

www.murrayorwosky.com

 

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Kenneth Dwaine Dodson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Larry W. Morris

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

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

         

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

         

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

         

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

         

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

The online register can be signed at:

www.murrayorwosky.com

 

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David Mike Martin

Funeral Services for David Mike Martin, age 57 of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Chapel with Bro. B. J. Teer officiating. 

Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., prior to the service.

Mr. Martin died on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

         

He was born on January 26, 1957, the son of J. C. and Ida Cawthron Martin in Sulphur Springs, TX.  He worked at B & W Body Shop as an Auto Body repairman.

         

Survivors included: mother, Ida Martin of Sulphur Springs; sons, David Martin of Brickenridge, TX and Adam Martin of Memphis, AR; brother, Max Martin and wife, Jackie of Sulphur Springs and four grandchildren, Bradley Martin, Laci Martin, Aston Martin and Trey Martin.

         

He was preceded in death by his father; sister, Theresa Eldridge and one grandchild, Ethan Martin.

         

Memorials may be made to Meal-A-Day.

The online register can be signed at:

www.murrayorwosky.com

 

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Molly Paige Blanchard

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

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

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

She was born on September 27, 2013 in Greenville, TX.

She is survived by her parents, grandparents, William and Peggy Sutton of Otsego, MI, Timothy and Patricia Blanchard of Sulphur Springs, Ron and Kay Vondall of Sulphur Springs, and great-grandparent, Dotsie Blanchard of Sulphur Springs.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, E.L. and Roberta Froneberger, Richard Blanchard, and aunt, Paige Frances Vondall Kelly.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

www.westoaksfuneralhome.com

 

 

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Harris D. Hass

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Larry Morris

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

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

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.


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Judy Harris

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

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

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

         

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

         

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

         

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

         

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

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral HOme.

 

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Wanda "Sue" Prather

 

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

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

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

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

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

Online guestbook may be signed at www.wilsonorwoskyfuneralhome.com

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Essie Pauline Grimes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The online register can be signed at:

www.tappfuneral.com

 

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Margarita Ortiz

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

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

 

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Inez Jenkins

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

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

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

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

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

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

 

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Cynthia Perry

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There will be no formal visitation.

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

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Billy Crow

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Robert Collins

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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David Neal Risley

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

 

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

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

 

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

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Nancy Harrison

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

Interment will follow at East Caney Cemetery.

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

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

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

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Tony Highfield

 

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

There will be no formal visitation.

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Jaylee Sue Cooey

 

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

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

Jaylee passed away on July 20, 2014.

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

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

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

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

 

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Robert Callanan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Shirley Fouse

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

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

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

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

         

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

         

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

         

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

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Mildred Howk

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

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

         

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

         

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

         

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

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

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Larry Gene Yearwood

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

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

Interment will follow in the Forbis Cemetery in Emory. 

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

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


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


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

Arrangements are with Wison-Orwosky Funeral Home in Emory.

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Mary Dooley

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

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

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

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

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

She was preceded in death by her parents.

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

 

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Will Williamson

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

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

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

         

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

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

Arrangements are are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Ona "Elizabeth" Rogers-Rose

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Online guestbook may be signed at www.wilsonorwoskyfuneralhome.com
 

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Homer Thomas "Buddy" Dymke, Jr.

 

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

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

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

He is preceded in death by his parents.

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

Future memorial service pending with family.

Online guestbook may be signed at www.wilsonorwoskyfuneralhome.com

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Nancy Allayne McGann

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

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

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

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

The online register can be signed at:

www.murrayorwosky.com

 

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Elston Petty

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

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

         

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

         

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

         

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

         

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

The online register can be signed at:

www.murrayorwosky.com

 

 

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Robert O. Ferguson

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Doris Williams

 

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

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

         

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

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

         

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

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

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

The online register can be signed at:

www.murrayorwosky.com

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Nell Click

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Ruth E. Dormier

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

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

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

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

Arrangement are under the direction of Tapp Funeral Home.

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

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Gena Caruthers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Frank Adams

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

         

The online register can be signed at:

www.murrayorwosky.com

 

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James McKeever

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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Doris Hamilton Williams

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arrangements are under the direction of Tapp Funeral Home

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

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Denise Kay Cox Pazniokas

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

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

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

         

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

         

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

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

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

The online register can be signed at:

www.murrayorwosky.com

 

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Gary Lynn Peters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

www.westoaksfuneralhome.com

 

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Dorothy Cave

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

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

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

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

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

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks  Funeral Home.

www.westoaksfuneralhome.com

 

 

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Donald Tiegiser

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

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

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

        

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

         

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

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

Arrangements are under the direction of Murray Orwosky Funeral Home.

The online register can be signed at:

www.murrayorwosky.com

 

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James F. Keadle

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

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

         

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