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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."

 

 

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

Online condolences may be made at www.lynchfuneralservice.com

 

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Troy Mills

Funeral services for Troy Mills, age 87, of Yantis, are pending with West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Mills passed away on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, at Carriage House Manor.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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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.

www.westoaksfuneralhome.com

 

 

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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:

www.murrayorwosky.com

 

 

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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:

www.murrayorwosky.com

 

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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.

www.westoaksfuneralhome.com

 

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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:

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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.

www.westoaksfuneralhome.com

 

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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.

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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.

         

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

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

         

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

         

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

         

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

The online register can be signed at:

www.murrayorwosky.com

 

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Tommie Lynn Clem

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

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

         

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

         

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

         

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

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

         

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

The online register can be signed at:

www.murrayorwosky.com

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Terry Van Northcutt

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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James Kay Adamson

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

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

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

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

No formal services are scheduled at this time.

 

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


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L.D. "Pat" Patterson

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

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

         

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

         

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

         

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

         

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

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Geraldine Howell

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

There will be no formal visitation.

         

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

         

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

         

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

She was preceded in death by her parents.    

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

 

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Jami Britt Miller McMillian

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Cheryl Lynn Jimenez

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

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

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

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

Private services will be at a later date.

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

 

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Bobby Dixon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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Syble Dewitt

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

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

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Barbara Young

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

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

The online register can be signed at:

www.tappfuneral.com

 

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David Ray Penson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Mary Ramsey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please sign the guestbook for the family.

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Dinah King Harjo

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

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

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

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

Preceded by mother; 1 son:  Jimmy Myre. 

Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Online guestbook may be signed at www.wilsonorwoskyfuneralhome.com

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Judy Cooke

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Virginia Pickett

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

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

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

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

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

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

Memorials may be made to the Gideon’s Ministry.

The online register can be signed at:

www.murrayorwosky.com

                        

Arrangements are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

 

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Janine Oldham

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

No formal visitation.


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

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

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

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Ruth Massey

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Nadine Cawthron

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Glenda Barnett

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

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

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

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

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Rufus Junior Nutt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Linda Ely

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Leon Nix

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Earl Lee Wolfgang


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

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Shelley Turner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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William H. Smith

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

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


Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Houston Winnett

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Paula Bussell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Jan Oud

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Loyd Keith Swagerty

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

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

Interment will follow at the Emory City Cemetery. 

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

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home in Emory.

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Jim Boggs

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

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

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

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

Honorary pallbearers are RK Hall Construction. 

Memorials may be made to Pickton United Methodist Church.  

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Lorene Foley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Modene Huggins

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.  

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Jerry Bramblett

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Lula Oleta Gowin

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

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

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

Officiating will be Bro. Jerry Jackson and Justin High.

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

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

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

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


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


 

 

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Rae Ann Predika

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

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

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

Arrangements are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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William "Bill" Randle

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Doris Osborn Rea

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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James William Allen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Virgil Wayne Williams

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

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


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


He was preceded in death by his parents.

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

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

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Emmett Cullen Smith

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

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

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


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


Preceded by:  parents, wife, 2 brothers


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

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John Richard "J.R." Nugent

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

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

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

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David "Chopper" Cooper

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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Melvin Ray Clapper

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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Brody Dyer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Audrey Myers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Richard Jefferson

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Thomas Jefferson "Jeff" Ivey

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


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


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


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


Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.


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

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

 

 

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Reba Roe

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


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


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


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

Online guestbook may be signed at www.wilsonorwoskyfuneralhome.com

 

 

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Martha M. Cauley

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

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

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


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


She is survived by:

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

Daughter:  Pollyanna Cauley Bearden of Mesquite 

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

Great-grandson:  Jaxson Bearden

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

2 Grand Nephews:  Gabriel and Travis Walters

Sister-in-law & best friend:  Ann Christmas

Numerous other loving friends and family

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

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Nora Bentley

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

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Gretta Fulbright

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Fred Cater

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

           

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

           

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

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Tapp Funeral Home.



 

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Felton Finnie, Sr.

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

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

There will be no formal visitation. 

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

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

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

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Rogelio Reyes

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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Marshall Hurley

  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Joe Wesley Ridgell

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Antoinette Butler

 

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

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

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Ruth Ivey

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

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


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

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


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


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

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.


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Carolyn May

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Robin Simoneaux

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

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

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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John Thomas Brown

 

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

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

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

Burial will follow at the Emory City Cemetery.  

Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 


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


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


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

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Darrell Deaton

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Lula Mae Fenter

 

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

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

Burial will follow in Memoryland Memorial Park in Greenville.  

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

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

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

Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Laura Vanbibber

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Jan Bivins

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Ray Julian

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Phyllis Weir

  

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

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

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

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

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.
 

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Melissa Hood

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

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

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

 

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Joyce Nix

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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



Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Anna Catherine Tallant

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

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

Interment will follow at the Reilly Springs Cemetery.

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

 

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

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

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

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


Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Georgia Hancock

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.


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Sam Jumper, Jr.

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

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


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

Interment will follow at Friendship Cemetery.

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



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Ronald Friddle

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Danny Jones

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

Interment will follow at Black Oak Cemetery.

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

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

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home

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Allen Seymore

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Bobby Dean Granger

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

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

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Gene Brown

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

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

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

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

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

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Clay Mitchell

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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A.J. Campbell

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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Ava Woolsey

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

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

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

           

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

           

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

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

           

 

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Joe Kenneth Peek

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

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

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

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

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

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Kenneth Ivey

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

No formal visitation.      

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

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

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

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Donald Eugene McPhearson

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

           

There will be no formal visitation

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

           

 

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Steve Evans

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Delores Goode

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

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

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

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

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

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Elzie Stephens

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Carrie Martin

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Derrell Matthews

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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James A. "Jimmy" Griffin

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

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

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

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

Private cremation arrangements are being held.

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Clessy Howard

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

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

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

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

He was preceded in death by sister, Kodi Dawn.

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

 

 

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Bob Lee Kendall

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arrangements are with Delta Funeral Home.

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Peggy Attlesey Wright

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 

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Harold D. Finley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Patsy Bennett

 

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

Interment will follow at Sulphur Springs City Cemetery.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Memorial contributions can be made to Special Olympics of Texas, www.sotx.com or mailed to Special Olympics of Texas, 7715 Chevy Chase Dr., Austin, Texas 78752 or the Business office of SSISD.

 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Jimmie H. McBride

Funeral service for Jimmie H. McBride will be held 2:00 pm, Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at Woosley Baptist Church.  Bro. Billy Smith will officiate.

Burial will follow in Lone Star Cemetery in Point.

Visitation will be 1:00 pm, one hour prior to service time, at the church.

Mr. McBride was formerly of the Point area. He died very early Sunday morning, the 27th of April, in Hunt Regional Hospital, in Greenville. He was born Jan. 26, 1928, in Point, to Jesse Thomas and Lillie May Houston McBride.  He was a veteran as he served in the U.S. Air Force. He had worked for Raethon as a supervisor of the parts department in Garland

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Survivors: Daughters:  Wanda Lou Sancillo and husband Ralph of Waco and Kathy Diane Kral and husband Brian of Mena, Arkansas Son:  Dannie Lee McBride and wife Kumiko of Universal City, TX Sisters:  Augusta Fay McBride of Mesquite     and Shirley Ann Watts of Mesquite Grandchildren:  Corey, Chrisi, Lisa, and Jennifer Great-Grandchildren:  4
Numerous other loving family and friends


Preceded by:  Parents; wife: Carolyn; 2 brothers: Johnnie and J.T. McBride

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwoksy Funeral Home.

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Rodrigo Ramirez Gonzales

A graveside service for Rodrigo Ramirez Gonzalez, age 83, of Sulphur Springs will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 1,  at Wheelock Cemetery in Wheelock, Texas.  Serving as pallbearers will be Joe Gonzales, Esteban Gonzales, Leeroy Gonzales, Leo Gonzales, Jerry Gonzalez, Jimmy Gutierrez, Elias Gutierrez and Lorenzo Gutierrez. 

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 30 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Rodrigo died Sunday April 27, 2014 in Sulphur Springs.

He was born March 13, 1931 in Rio Grande City, Texas, the son of Donato Vargas Gonzalez and Delfina Ramirez Gonzalez. 

He was a cattle rancher and he was of the Catholic faith.

Survivors include two sons, Arturo Vasquez and Gilbert Gonzales; daughter, Gloria Vitonnel; sisters, Aurroa Martinez, Bea Gonzalez, Adelina Gutterrez, Elvira Alonzo, Susan Alaman, Clara Molinar, Cindy DeLeon, Juanita DeLeon; brother, Lonnie Gonzalez and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Sara Gonzalez, and sister, Sofia Ramos.

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

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Larry Fred Beadles

Military Graveside for Larry Fred Beadles, age 71 of Harker Heights will be 1:00 pm, Monday, April 28, 2014 at Peerless Cemetery.

Visitation will be 11:00 am till 12:00 (noon) Monday, April 28, 2014 at Tapp Funeral Home.    

Larry Fred Beadles passed away on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at his residence. He was born in Commerce on October 16, 1942 the son of Fred Luther and Flossie Ann Foster Beadles. He married Georgia Perez in Temple on February 28, 2005.  He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was of the Baptist faith.    

Survivors include: wife, Georgia Beadles of Harker Heights; daughter, Candy Kay Carpenter and husband, Nolan of Kempner; step-daughter, Jessica Hays of Killeen; grandchildren, Alexander Kousman, and Hadie Carpenter; step grandchildren, William Hays and Felipe Hays; great grandchildren, Ava Kousma and Elspeth Kousman.   

He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Bobby Luther Beadles.  

Services are under the direction of Tapp Funeral Home.

 

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Robert Wolfe Birney

A memorial service for Robert Wolfe Birney, 73, of Sulphur Springs will be held at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel,  Friday, May 2, 2014 at 2pm. 

Military honors will be conducted by the Hopkins County Military Coalition. 

No formal visitation is scheduled.

Robert Wolfe Birney died Wednesday,  April 23, 2014 in Paris, Texas.   He was born August 23, 1940, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Elwood Howard  Birney and Margaret Marie (Langille) Birney.  He married Lisa Cooksey June 14, 1996 at Morro Bay, California; she survives.  He was a police officer for 22 years for the Los Angeles, California Police Department .  He served in the United States Marines and was awarded the Medal of Valor.  He was a member of Volunteers on Patrol.

Other survivors include  son, Robert Birney, Jr. of Georgia, four daughters, Christina Gargan , Stephanie Birney, Stacy Warneke, all of California and Kristin Lester of Sulphur Springs; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren;  brother, Michael Birney of California and ten stepbrothers and stepsisters. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Bud Birney.                    

           

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

           

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Karen Jean Humphrey Cook

 

Funeral service for Karen Humphrey Cook, 58, of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 26, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Diamond officiating.  

Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Jones Roberts, Milburn “Catfish” Hettick, John Humphrey, Mark Humphrey, Donald Lynn Patterson and Dubby Hinton serving as pallbearers. 

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

Karen passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at her residence.  Karen was born on March 4, 1956 in Sulphur Springs, TX, the daughter of Dan Wayne Humphrey, Sr. and Jan (Butler) Humphrey.  Karen worked for the Winnsboro Prison in Winnsboro and was of the Baptist faith. 

Karen is survived by her children, Heath Powers and wife Dolly of Sulphur Springs, Chani Roan and husband Cole of Sulphur Springs, father, Dan Wayne Humphrey, Sr. and wife Madeline of Sulphur Springs, sisters, Lara Humphrey of Dallas, Juli Price and husband Clay of Sulphur Springs, grandchildren, Jordan Powers, Jalyn Powers and Case Roan, nieces and nephews, Crystal Hall and husband Lucas, Cody Humphrey, Mary Lauren Humphrey, Lindsey Ham and husband Jarrod, Cade Price, Coen Price, and Camri Price. 

She was preceded in death by her mother and brother, Dan Humphrey, Jr. 



Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Jack Webb

 

A graveside service for Jack Webb Sr., 89 of Sulphur Springs will be held Friday 2:00p.m., April 25, 2014 at Horton Cemetery with Reverend Debra Pridemore officiating. 

Visitation will be from 10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Jack Webb Sr. died on April 22, 2014.  He was born to Benjamin Franklin Webb and Blanche Lee Webb of Wolfe City.  He first married Ruth Smith who preceded him in death, and then married Margie Cavanaugh who also preceded him in death.

Jack served in the U.S. Army in World War II.  He retired from Rockwell International and was also a shade tree mechanic.

Other survivors include two daughters Ruth Ann Horn and husband David, Gena Sanderson; two sons Jack Allen Webb Jr. and Joel Ray and wife Tasha Webb all of Sulphur Springs.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, four sisters, two sons Billy Carl Webb and Jeffery Lee Webb, a daughter Donna Lynn Webb, three grandsons and one great granddaughter.

           

Memorials may be made to Legacy Hospice care of The Hope Foundation

120 E. South Town Drive, Suite 200, Tyler, TX  75703

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Jerry Kenneth Blount

Memorial service for Jerry Kenneth Blount, 80, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 24, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home with Pastor Eric Godwin officiating.

There will be no formal visitation. Jerry passed away on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Rock Creek Health and Rehab. He was born on August 4, 1933 in Sulphur Springs, the son of Elvis Lee and Ruth Simmons Blount. He served in the United States Army and was a member of First United Methodist Church. He worked as the regional administrator of long term care for the State of Texas Health Department. He married Melba Julian on April 21, 1953 in Sulphur Springs. She survives.

Jerry is also survived by sons, Danny Blount and wife Cheryl, Benny Blount, brothers, Jackie Blount, Mike Blount and wife Sandra, grandchildren, Kaley Shaye Blount and Brittan Daniel Blount.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org or to the Sulphur Springs Public Library at 611 N Davis Street, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.


Creamation arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Dan Williams

A graveside service for Dan Williams, 92 of Sulphur Springs will be held Thursday 11:00a.m., April 24, 2014 at Greenview Cemetery with Charles Moore officiating.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home and no formal visitation will be held.

 

Dan Williams died on April 21, 2014.  He was born to Victor Emanuel and Ellen Russell Williams of Hopkins County.  He was married to Hartense (Hardy) Knight for 67 years.  She survives him.

 

Dan served in the U.S. Army in World War II (Pacific Theater) and in the Korean War.  He retired in 1961 with the rank of Major.  He later retired from the Farmer’s Co-op in Sulphur Springs.

 

Other survivors include his son Randy Williams and wife Cheri of Tyler, granddaughter Bree Williams of Sulphur Springs, and sister Lillian Doris Ring and husband Eldon of Sulphur Springs.  He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters and two brothers.

 

Memorials may be made to the first Presbyterian Church, 129 College Street, P.O. Box 173, Sulphur Springs, TX  75482

 

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

  

 

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Billy Jack Fedrick

 

Billy Jack Fedrick, 75, passed away April 19, 2014, at his home in Wolfe City with his family at his side.  He was born October 19, 1938, to Joe Elmer and Jewell Hooten Fedrick in Sulphur Springs.  He was a member of the First Christian Church of Sulphur Springs.  He married LaVerne Williams Avants on December 29, 1982.

 B. J. attended North Hopkins schools and graduated from Sulphur Springs High School in 1956.  He was a member of the National Guard and attended East Texas State University.  He retired from Raytheon after 43 years of dedicated service and also a long time member of UAW 967.  B. J. never met a stranger, and he thoroughly enjoyed visiting with his Sunshine Coffee Club friends in Wolfe City.

 B. J. was preceded in death by his parents; grandson and namesake, Billy Dale Keels; daughter Rhonda Avants; brother David Head and brother-in-law Dave Boston.

Survivors include his wife of 31 years; daughters Teresa Fedrick Petty and husband James, Karen Fedrick Milton, Gail Fedrick Swyers, Angela Fedrick Vaughan and husband Chris, and Wanda Avants Murray; great-grandson Kristopher Poe; sister Myrtle Jo Boston of Virginia; brothers Tom “Jack” Head, Ronnie Head, and Buddy Head; grandchildren Ricky Belcher, Tiffany Keels, Lisa Burgess, Michelle Barnhardt, Carrie Petty, John Michael Milton, Justin Milton, Malia Milton Bakkum, Kara Milton, Stacy Sanchez, Stephanie Tant, Caleb Vaughan, Ethan Vaughan, Tarna Wright, and Eric Poe; eighteen great-grandchildren and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

           

Pallbearers are Ricky Belcher, John Michael Milton, Justin Milton, Caleb Vaughan, Ethan Vaughan, Brian Bakkum, Luis Sanchez; Honorary Pallbearers are Butch Samples, Lyndel Butler, Charlie Moore, Ronnie Childress and Sunshine Coffee Club friends.

 

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 P. M. Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Owens Funeral Chapel in Wolfe City and the funeral service will be at West Main Church of Christ in Wolfe City on Thursday April 24, 2014 at 1:00.  Interment will follow at 3:30 P.M. at Old Tarrant Cemetery in Hopkins County.

 

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Carol Elaine Sprague

A memorial service for Carol Elaine Sprague, 78, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 3 p.m.

Carol died Sunday, April 20, 2013 in Sulphur Springs.

She was born January 20, 1936 in Washington, D.C., the daughter of Walton Arnold and Annie Lyree (Ogles) Arnold. 

She was a cook and a homemaker and a member of The Lone Star Heritage Quilt Guild.

She was a daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and is survived by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands and one child.

Memorials may be made to the Hopkins County Health Care Foundation.

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

 

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Gloria Jean McPherson


Graveside service for Gloria Jean McPherson, 68, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Mt. Sterling Cemetery with Rev. Neil Cockran officiating.

Pallbearers will be Harold Ball, Tommy Matthews, Carl Ballard, Kevin McPherson, Kenneth Rogers, and Shane McPherson.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, April 18, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Gloria passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born on April 13, 1946 in Sulphur Springs, the daughter of Finis Vesper and Jodean Whitehurst Ballard. She was a member of Posey Baptist Church. She was homemaker and also worked for Morningstar for many years. Gloria married J.C. McPherson on September 14, 1964 in Sulphur Springs. He preceded her in death on September 17, 2003.

She is survived by daughter, Debra Smiddy of Sulphur Springs, brothers,  Bobby Ballard, Doug Ballard, Larry Ballard, all of Sulphur Springs, sisters, Glenna Ball, Betty Boyd, both of Sulphur Springs, grandchildren, Justin Smiddy, Joe Smiddy and wife Lakrisha, Chastin Smiddy, Kealey McPherson, Amanda Lesjak, Angel Crouse, Krystal McPherson, great-grandchildren, Jailee and Baby Sister Smiddy.

In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by her parents, son, David McPherson, brother, Mickey Ballard, and sister, Jo Katherine Matthews.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Delbert Davis

Funeral service for Delbert Gene Davis, 79, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 18, 2014 at Cross Timber Cowboy Church in Mahoney with Bro. Jason Connor officiating.

Military graveside honors will follow at Mahoney Cemetery with Jerry Bell, Randy Hignight, Garry Jordan, Bill Mangram, Tony Murray, and John Parrish serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Dennis Jordan and Bro. Kenneth Ishmael.

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

Delbert passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014 at the VA Hospital in Dallas. He was born on December 16, 1934 in Mahoney, the son of Raymond and Edna Maude Dendy Davis. He served in the United States Army for twelve years and later worked as a truck driver. Delbert was a member of Trinity Harvest Church of God. He began his ministry in July of 1969 and retired after forty years. He married Faye Nell George on September 10, 1956 in Sulphur Springs. She survives.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by sons, Ronny Davis and wife Freda of City, Brad Davis and wife Linda of Colorado Springs, daughters, Brenda Land of Mauldin, SC, Vicki Osborn of Andrews, TX, grandchildren, Christopher Gibbons of Greenville, Jeremy Davis of Paris, Jerod Fox of Savannah, GA, Jennifer Empy of Colorado Springs, Terah Sampler of Louisiana, Leslie Davis of Paris, Melissa Breslin of Colorado Springs, Elizabeth Gibbons of Sulphur Springs, Cathy Gibbons of Sulphur Springs, and twelve great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son Kenneth Davis, great-grandson, Dylan Davis, and sister, Marjie George.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Trinity Harvest Church of God building fund at 1150 Shannon Road East, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

 

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James Hawkins

Funeral services for James Robert Hawkins, 92, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will follow at the Sulphur Springs City Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Hawkins passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the Bonham VA Medical Center.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Gordon Krantz

Funeral service for Gordon H. Krantz, of Emory will be held at 2:00 pm Thursday, April 17 at  Emory Baptist Church. Rev. Michael Holcomb will officiate.  

Burial will follow at Lake Fork Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be Wednesday evening, April 16,  from 6-8 at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel.

Gordon Hooper Krantz, 70, of Emory died on April 13, 2014.  He was born on July 16, 1943 in Kingsport, Tennessee to Seth Myron and Ann Hooper Krantz.  He spent the first 19 years of his life in Rogersville, Tennessee, the next 34 years in Houston, where he attended the University of Houston and was a manager in the Insurance field.  He married Nancy Neal Harmon on June 29, 1968 in Oak Ridge, TN.   They were married for some 45 years. He spent the last 18 years in Emory, where he planned and developed Rolling Fork RV and Mobile Home Park on Lake Fork. 

He was an active community member, patron, and volunteer, wherever he lived.  He was an active member of the Emory United Methodist Church.   He was an active member of several different Masonic lodges,  including Holland Masonic Lodge #1, which was the oldest lodge in Texas, one in Germany where he lived for two years, and at the time of his death he was an active member of the Yantis Masonic Lodge #382.

An avid sportsman, Gordon was a lifelong hunter and fisherman.  He moved to Lake Fork because of his love of bass fishing. 

Survivors include:

Wife : Nancy Krantz of Emory

Son:  Robert Harmon Krantz and wife Cherry Lynn of Emory

Daughter:  Catherine Neal Krantz of Zihuatanejo, Gro, MX

Brother: David Krantz and wife Peggy of Albany, GA

Grandchildren:  Morgan, Mason, Cooper, and Chelsea Krantz 

Nephew Mike Krantz and wife Rebecca, and niece Anna Krantz

Numerous other loving family and friends  

He was preceded in death by his parents

In lieu of flowers, donations  are welcomed and may be made to the Emory United Methodist Church 456 N. Texas Street,  Emory, TX  75440.  


Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Naomi Crofford

Funeral services for Naomi Crofford, age 82, of Yantis, are scheduled for 10:00 AM Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Tapp Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor William Maksoud officiating.

Interment will follow at 2:30 PM in Restland Cemetery, Dallas, TX with Phillip Dalton, Jeremy Patrick, Jordan Pearsall, Jerald Matheny, Chris Good, Charles Crofford Jr. and Jacob Jones serving as pallbearers. 

A visitation will be held on Monday evening April 14, 2014 at Tapp Funeral Home from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

Naomi Crofford was born in Greenville, Tx on October 6, 1931 the daughter of Vollie and Lennie Jeffcoat Sims.  She married Thomas Preston Crofford. He preceded her in death in September 1985.   Ms. Crofford passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Carriage House Manor Nursing Home. She was a member of International Faith Center.

She is survived by her three sons, Tommy Crofford, of Brashear, Danny Crofford, also of Brashear,  Charles Crofford and wife Ann of Garland;  and one daughter Sharron Helton and husband Gerald of Yantis. Grandchildren are Tommy Crofford Jr., Chad Crofford, Kenneth Crofford, Danny Lee Crofford Jr. Charles Crofford Jr., Jacob Jones, Sandra Parente, Brittani Crofford and Regina Poissonet and nineteen great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brother Vollie T. Sims Jr.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

 

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R.C. Pollan

A funeral service for R. C. Pollan, 91, of Mt. Vernon, will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Mt. Vernon Church of Christ with Richard Rutledge and Chris McElyea officiating. 

Interment will follow at Old Saltillo Cemetery. 

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, April 14, 2014 at Mt. Vernon Church of Christ.

He passed away at his residence Saturday, April 12, 2014.  He was born in Floydada, Texas September 4, 1922, the son of Edgar Pollan and Oma (Warren) Pollan.  He married Ethleen Bishop April 10, 1942 in Floydada, Texas; she survives.  He was a retired road foreman for the City of Richardson and a member of Mt. Vernon Church of Christ.  He served in the United States Army/Air Force during World War II.

Other survivors include:  daughter, Velda Williams-Richmond of Wylie; sister, Helen Stewart of Dangerfield; grandchildren, Christine Lee, Carla Adamson and husband Kelly, Caron Cumbie and Clint Williams; great-grandchildren, Garrett Ashmore, Colton Lee, Kelsey Lee, Adrienne Adamson, Brynne Adamson, Kindra Cumbie, Raven Williams, Dakota Williams and Hunter Williams and great-great-grandchildren Haylea Ashmore and Scarlett Ashmore.

He was preceded in death by brother, Edwin Pollan.

 

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Harold Ray Comegys

Harold Ray Comegys, 53. of Cooper passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Paris.

Harold was born in Dallas on July 12, 1960, to Harold Sammy Comegys and Gloria Jean Goodman, he was a construction worker.

Left to treasure his memories is his daughter Andrea Basham of Commerce, his four grandchildren: Laurin Bailey, Kynzlee Basham, Jaden Basham and Xzayveian Basham all of Commerce and his sister, Charlotte of Athens, TX.

No services are planned at this time.  

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

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Darlene Trainor

Darlene Trainor, 71, of Commerce, passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Baylor  Hospital, Dallas.

Darlene was born in Dallas on October 1, 1942.

Survivors include her best friend Robert Yurik; her two sons: Charles and Raymond Trainor of Pennsylvania; her two daughters: Linda Crafton of San Antonio and Kattie Lee of Ohio; her sister: Ernestine Phillips of San Antonio and her three nieces: Linda Crafton and Tammy Phills of San Antonio and Connie Ellis of Maine.

A memorial service will be conducted on Thursday, April 10, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. at Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Commerce.  

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

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Jim Felton

Funeral service for James M. (Jim) Felton, 88, of Emory were held 2:00 pm Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Emory Baptist Church.  Bro. Billy Smith officiated.

Burial followed at Emory City Cemetery. Mr. Felton died at his home on Friday, after a lengthy illness. He was born Sept. 2, 1925, in Emory, to John M. and Annie B. Dockery Felton.

He served his country during WWII in the U.S. Navy. Jim married Jacqueline Joy Smith in Richmond, on Sept. 5, 1947.

Survivors include: Daughter:  Brenda Sakaluk (Jack) of Sugar Land Son-in-law:  William L. (Bill) Hayden of Humble; Brother:  Charles Rex Felton of Houston Sister:  Jeanette Fletcher of Eagle Pass Grandchildren:  Erika Sakaluk Russell; Melissa Ann Sakaluk; Nicholas (Nick) James Sakaluk; William Lonnie (Billy) Hayden, Jr. (Jennifer); and Benjamin Wayne Hayden Great-grandchildren:  Leah Ramirez; Dylan Russell, Logan Franklin; Madison Franklin; Payton Franklin; Alexis Kerry; Ethan Hayden; and Baby Chase Hayden, who is on the way..... Great-great-grandson:  Copen Franklin Special extended family:  Penny and Tanner Tolliver and family Former wife:  Freddy Cooper Numerous other loving family and friends

Preceded in death by:  parents; wife of 34 years, Jacqueline Joy Felton; 1 daughter, Linda Felton Hayden; Special companion of 28 yrs., Vadean Childers; 4 brothers and 3 sisters 

Arrangements are with Wison-Orwosky Funeral Home, Emory.

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Sammie Charles Greathouse

 

Sammie Charles Greathouse, 68, of Sulphur Springs died Friday, April 4, 2014 in Tyler.

 

He was born September 3, 1945 in Eddy, the son of Calvin Greathouse and Elsie Clifton Greathouse.  He married Carol Pintler October 16, 1970, in Dallas; she survives.  He was a truck driver and a member of the Baptist faith.  He served in the United States Army Reserves.

Other survivors include daughter, Amy Greathouse Stephens and husband, David, of Fort Worth; son, Patrick Cody Greathouse of Sulphur Springs; brother, Rex Greathouse of Lorena and sister, Daisy Powers of Carrolton.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; son, Scott Brandon Greathouse and sisters, Inez Terrell and Betty Donaldson.

No formal services are scheduled at this time.

 

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

 

 

 

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Ruth Milam

A funeral service for Ruth Milam will be conducted at Tapp Funeral Home Chapel, at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, 2014, with Rev. Charles Moore officiating.  Interment will follow at City Cemetery, with Stephen Beckham, Bill Campbell, Will Campbell, Drew Campbell, Phil Sartin, Jr. and George Terry serving as pallbearers.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service (1:00 p.m.).
Ruth was born in Meadows of Dan, Virginia, on March 20, 1925, to Herbert and Oma Terry, the third of ten children. She grew up in Southern Virginia on a mountain farm.  Following high school, she trained in Stuart, Virginia, as a practical nurse.  During WWII, Ruth moved to Washington, DC, where she met the love of her life, William Kelly (Bill) Milam, who was enlisted in the US Navy.  They were married on Dec. 30, 1944.  Following WWII, she and Bill moved to his hometown of Sulphur Springs, Texas.  They were the proud parents of Mary, Thomas Terry, and Virginia.  They resided the majority of their 58 years together in Sulphur Springs.  Ruth enjoyed photography and made numerous photographs of family members and vegetation. She was a talented cook and an avid gardener. Ruth worked for Steele Shoes, Cliff Anderson Shoes, and retired from ABC Pharmacy in 2000. Ruth will be remembered as a loving and devoted mother who adored her two grandchildren, Will and Drew.  She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Sulphur Springs. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Thomas Terry Milam, and her siblings, Clovis Terry, Rosalie Conner, Bernard Terry, and Lorna Hurt.
 
Ruth is survived by her two daughters, Mary Milam, MD of Fort Worth and Virginia Milam Campbell of Fort Worth; son-in-law Bill Campbell, of Fort Worth; 2 two grandsons, William Benjamin Campbell, wife Cara and their daughters Winifred and Meredith of Columbia, Maryland, and Andrew Milam Campbell and wife Ramandeep of Carrollton, Texas; 3 sisters, Sybil Butler and husband Kelly, Mildred Koehler and husband Bill, and Guelda Skaggs; two brothers, Carl Terry and wife Nellie and Grady Terry all of Virginia; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. 
 
The family wishes to thank her dedicated caretakers Joyce and Leroy Swindle of Fort Worth for all of their tender loving care.
 

Memorials may be made in Ruth’s name to the National Down Syndrome Society, 666 Broadway, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10012 or Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

 

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Tommy Waskom

Funeral services for Tommy Waskom, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Waskom passed away on on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at his residence.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Lee Roy Box

Lee Roy Box, 69, of Point, passed away at his home on Tuesday, April 1, 2014.  Lee was born on December 30, 1944, in Point, to L. B. and Violet Huddleston Box.  Lee retired after working many years as the owner/operator of Box Sanitation in Rains County and surrounding areas. 

Survivors include his son:  Randy Box and wife Holly of Lone Oak;
daughter:  Donna Patterson of Floyd;
6 grandchildren:  Brandon Box, Shane Box, Cameron Box, Carter Box, Sharon Box, and David Box Grisso;
6 great-grandchildren:  Lakota, Branson, Briley, Kultyn, Alissa, and Zoe, Jimmy, Gracie, and Nathaniel
numerous other loving family and friends.

Preceded by:  Parents; 3 sisters:  Linda, Nell, and Patricia; and 1 great grandson:  Eric Isham

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

 

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Joe E. Young, Jr.

Graveside Funeral Services for Joe E. Young Jr., 67 will be 1:00 pm, Friday, March 4, 2014 at Sonora Cemetery in Hunt County with Rev. Jim McIntire and Rev. Dustin Wulf officiating. 

     

Joseph Edward Young Jr died March 31, 2014 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.  He was born in Trenton, MI on May 29, 1946 the son of Joseph Edward Young Sr. and Margaret Peterson Young.  He married Barbara McDaniel in Clinton, Iowa.  He was retired from  A.P. Green as a machinist.

 

He is survived by his wife Barbara Young of Sulphur Springs; two daughters JaNae Pace of Quinlan and Stephanie Young of Ohio; three sons, David Adams of Quinlan, Joe and Mike Young both of Ohio; brother, Richard Young also of Ohio; grandchildren, Dustin Wulf, Joshua Adams, Mystie Taylor, Miranda Adams, Shawn Adams and Ashley Robinson; great grandchildren, Daniel Wulf, Elisha Wulf, Riley Taylor, Chase Bynum, Aden Adams and Kingston Robinson.

Preceded in death by his parents, brother and sister.

             

Arrangements   are the direction of Tapp Funeral Home.

 

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Marieta Alexander

 

Funeral services for Marieta Alexander, age 81, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., April 2, 2014, at League Street Church of Christ.

Interment will follow in the Brashear Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Marieta blessed her family and the entire Brashear community on September 19, 1932 as she was born into the farming family of Ross and Katie Noble.  She was youngest of seven and was the little sister to three brothers, Cleo,  James and Audrey and three sisters Odesa (Davis), Oleta (Hopkins) and Evelyn (Adley).  She attended school in Brashear, Cumby and graduated from S S Connor High School in Dallas after her dad had a career change that moved the family from Brashear for a few years.  After graduation she began working for Reliable Life Insurance Company but knew that her life long goal was to become a loving wife, mother and homemaker.  Her strong faith in the Lord was evident and she was an active member of the Shady Vale Church of Christ in Dallas.  A handsome young man had just returned from the military and began to attend church.  Marieta learned that his name was Clifton Alexander and after their first date to the Fort Worth Stock Show in 1954 she had met the man of her dreams.  On May 14, 1954 they made a covenant that would last for 58 years and only broken by Clifton’s death in November 2012

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They had many wonderful years together that they cherished.

The pride of their lives was the arrival of 2 sons, Dwight and Rodney and one daughter, Cynthia.  Marieta was always at Clifton’s side.  They began the dairy business together when they returned to Hopkins County in 1959.  They started with a very small operation but with her encouragement and willingness to do whatever it took to be successful they built the nation’s largest registered Brown Swiss dairy farm along with their son Dwight.  Many wonderful opportunities came to travel with the cattle associations and marketing of the cattle to other countries.  She was a vital part of the family business.

 

Marieta had a gift of cooking that would rate with the best of true southern style cooking along with hospitality to match.

Her fulfillment came in preparing everyone’s favorite dish on holidays and serving her growing family.  She not only loved her children, but she embraced and supported their spouses.  She is survived by Dwight and Michelle Alexander, Rodney and Elizabeth Alexander and Cynthia and Rex Johnson.  Grandchildren are Grant Alexander, Collin and Jessica Alexander, Julia and Andrew Belcher, Kaleigh and Kevin Hatcher, Joel and Molly Thompson, Hannah Alexander, Rachel Alexander, Haddon Alexander, Katelyn and Brian Herrera and Alex Johnson.  Great Grand children are Perry and James Belcher, Benton Hatcher, Katie June Alexander, Olivia and Grayson Herrera.

 

Marieta’s devotion to her Lord and her church family was evident with her long commitment to the League Street Church of Christ where she continued to be active.  She brought joy, happiness and love to everyone she touched in all areas of her life.   Proverbs 31: 10-31.

 

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

  

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Allan Pace

Graveside services for Allan Pace 75, of Tira,  will be 3:00 pm, Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at North Hopkins Cemetery  with Edgar Clements officiating. 

Serving as pallbearers are Allen Joslin, Chad Joslin, Hollis Grimes, Robert Henson, Pedro Salazar and Dewayne Shipp.  Honorary pallbearers are Billy Joe Clayton, Jim Anderson, Ray Elmore. 

No formal visitation is scheduled.

Allan Pace died Sunday, March 30, 2014 at his residence. He was born on November 1, 1938 in Tira, the son of Travis and Elsie Evans Pace. He married Jeannie Lively September 16, 1981.

Mr. Pace was a Truck Driver.

Surviors include: his wife Jeannie one daughter Debra Pace and two sons David Pace and Terry Pace, grandkids are Michael, Leslie, Rhonda, Blake, Rebecca, Misty and Kristy and fourteen great grandchildren.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Daniel Bovard

Funeral services for Daniel Bovard, age 58, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Bovard passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Trevor John Allan

Trevor John Allan,  age 43, was born on March 25, 1971 in Cowansville,  Quebec, Canada, the son of Bill Allan of Dike and Vicky Stribling of Sulphur Springs.  He died on March 26, 2014 in Hopkins County.  Visitation will be 6 p.m. to  8 pm, Friday, March 28, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home. A  funeral service will be conducted  at 2 pm, Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Murray- Orwosky Funeral Home with Judge Robert Newsom and Rev. Steve Cook  officiating. Interment will follow in Shooks Chapel Cemetery with Thomas Croft, Travis Allan, Clay Watts, Wesley Matthews, Billy Goldsmith, and Sergio Reyes serving as pallbearers.  

Trevor moved to Hopkins County, when he was 3 years old and attended school at Sulphur Bluff ISD, where he graduated, being active in all sports and FFA.  After graduation he attended Tarleton State University before returning to Sulphur Springs.  At the time of his death he worked for BEF Foods.  Trevor loved the outdoors and loved to hunt and fish.  He will be remembered for his sense of humor, warm smile, willingness to help others, and for his loyalty to family and friends.

Trevor is survived by his two children, Austin Allan and Kaci Allan and their mother, Louise Harris all of Como;  his mother, Vicky Stribling and husband Gary of Sulphur Springs ; father, Bill Allan and wife Jamie of Dike; sisters, Susan Croft and husband, Thomas of Springtown and Sharon Mayo of Fort Worth, and brother, Travis Allan of Denton.  Also surviving are nephews Cody, Carson, Cooper and Jordan who thought the world of their Uncle Trevor. 


Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Carlyne Stead Andrews

Funeral service for Carlyne Vannoy Steed Andrews, 79, of Whitesboro, Texas, will be held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, March 30, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will follow at the Old Tarrant Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, March 29, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Carlyne passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Rock Creek Health and Rehab.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Benny Cunningham

Funeral services for Benny Ray Cunningham, age 77, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 29, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jerry Savage officiating. 

Interment will follow at Gafford Chapel Cemetery with Terry Cunningham, Joshua Cunningham, Aaron Randolph, Larry Coke, Joe David Kelley and Harold McClure serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 prior to service time.  

Mr. Cunningham passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Carriage House Manor.  Mr. Cunningham was born on December 2, 1936 in Sulphur Springs the son of D. F. and Evie May (Davis) Cunningham.  He married Carolyn Bartlett on November 16, 1984 in Sulphur Springs.  She preceded him in death on June 27, 2009.  Mr. Cunningham retired from Rockwell International where he was a machinist and he was a member of League Street Church of Christ.  

He is survived by one son, Terry Cunningham wife Kim of Sulphur Springs, step-son, Harold McClure and wife Chebna of Sulphur Springs, sisters, Sybil Coke of Sulphur Springs and Mammie Joyce Krkosha of Irving, grandchildren, Josh Cunningham, Aaron Randolph, Branda Redar, Derek McClure, Blake McClure and Brooke McClure. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Barry Cunningham, brother, Bobby Cunningham. 

In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to League Street Church of Christ, 1100 S. League Street, Sulphur Springs, TX   75482. 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Colter Phillips

A funeral service for Colter Phillips, age 18, of Brashear will be conducted at Murray Orwosky Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 28. 

Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Tony Jenkins, Bryce Gorton, Mason Kerby, Cody Smithers, Jake Friddle, Garrett Vickery, Cody Box and Dakota Regan serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be held at 12:00 p.m. (Noon), Friday, March 28, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Colter Phillips died Tuesday afternoon, March 25, 2014 at his residence.  He was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma on September 24, 1995, the son of Rick and Jodi Phillips.  Colter was a senior at Sulphur Springs High School and was employed at Fix and Feed in Sulphur Springs and he was a member of the FFA.

Survivors include his parents; brother, Caden Phillips and grandparents, Steve and Helen Fisher, Judy Eubanks, Richard and Jimmie Phillips, all of Sulphur Springs. 

Memorials may be made to the Agricultural Department at Sulphur springs High School.

               

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

  

 

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Annie Lou Dickerson

Funeral services for Annie Lou Dickerson, age 103, of Sulphur Springs, TX, will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 28, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home with Rev. Pete Adrian and Rev. Charles Moore officiating. 

Interment will follow at Sulphur Springs City Cemetery with Alec Bridges, Ricky Reynolds, Carlisle Clement, Bob Cody, Clyde Browning and Turk Morgan serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Joe France, Dr. Darrell Arnecke, Tom Young, Tom Sellers, Mike Hays and Frank Avaritt.   

Visitation will be from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 28, 2014 prior to service time. 

Mrs. Dickerson passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014 at Rock Creek Health and Rehab.  Mrs. Dickerson was born on December 15, 1910 in Lafayette, Texas the daughter of John G. Reynolds, Sr. and Annye (Lindsey) Reynolds.  She married Ben H. Dickerson on August 22, 1932 in Greenville, TX.  He preceded her in death.  Mrs. Dickerson was a homemaker and worked at The Collegiate Shoppe for many years. She was an active member of AARP for over 40 years and was a member of the Waverly Club for many years.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and The Crusaders Sunday School class for 92 years.  She was a member of the UDA - United Daughters of the Confederacy and DAR – Daughters of American Revolution.   

She is survived by children Ben Dickerson, Rita Dickerson, Jack Dickerson and wife Jo Beth, grandchildren, John Dickerson, Cassie Dickerson, Phil Dickerson and wife Nicole, Chad Dickerson and wife Starr, great-grandchildren, Braydon, Addison, Ellory and Junie, special friends, Julie Moody, Amy Dinger, Clyde and Beverly Browning, Bruce Lindsey, Dimple McPherson, Max Bradford and Janeen Francis and the caregivers from Rock Creek Health and Rehab Center, Chris, Ashtin, Desiree, Tamara, Laura, Trey and Regina, and numerous nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, J. G. Reynolds, Jr., sister Marjorie Clements, grandson Robert “Rob” Dickerson.  In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the Sulphur Springs City Cemetery, P. O. Box 651, Sulphur Springs, TX  75482 or to First United Methodist Church, 301 Church Street, Sulphur Springs, TX   75482

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Lorraine Lacey

Graveside funeral services for Lorraine Marion Nugent Lacey, age 81, of Cumby, will be conducted at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Miller Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2:00 to 3:00, prior to services at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Lacey passed away on Wednesday, March 19, 21014, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Ronnie D. Adair

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Funeral services for Ronnie D. Adair, 34, Quitman are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday March 28, 2014, First Baptist Church, Quitman with  Pastor Edward Adair officiating. 

Burial will follow in the Pilgrim Rest #1 Cemetery in Rains County. 

Family will receive friends Thursday evening, March 27th, at Lowe Funeral Home, Quitman. 

Ronald Dwayne Adair  (Ronnie) passed away on Sunday, March 23, 2014. He was born December 10, 1979 in Irving, TX to Ronald Joe and Carron Denise Chandler Adair.  He was a diesel mechanic and had lived most of his life in Quitman and was a Baptist.

He is preceded in death by his father Ronald Adiar, 1 sister, Amanda Adair and his maternal grandfather, R. C. Bartlett. 

Ronnie is survived by his maternal grandmother, Carlene Bartlett, Ft. Worth; mother, Carron Adair, Ft. Worth; wife, Malisa Adair, Como; 1 son, Bubba Adair, Como; 2 daughters, Jadyn Adair, Utah, Summer Adair, Como; 3 sisters, Leigh-Ann Howell, Garland, Sarah Adair and Christina Adair, Benbrook; 1 niece, Makaila Arriola, Benbrook and Justin Landers, Garland, and extended family.

Funeral arrangements are with Lowe Funeral Home.

 

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Earl Glenn

 

A funeral service for Earl Glenn, 94, of Sulphur Springs will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 22, at First Baptist Church in Spence Chapel, with Rev. Fred Lewis officiating.

Interment will follow at Yantis Cemetery, with Justin Glenn, Kendall Glenn, Logan Glenn and Wilson Elder serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearer will be Charles Dawson. 

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, March 21 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Earl died Thursday, March 20, 2014 in Sulphur Springs.

He was born October 10, 1919, in Pickton, the son of Robert Lee Glenn and Nellie May Coker Glenn.

He married Florence Evelyn Wallace January 18, 1941, in Hopkins County.  She preceded him in death in 2012

He was a retired state trooper and he was a member of First Baptist Church where he was a member of Radio-TV Sunday School Class.

Survivors include son, Don Glenn and wife, Jane, of Yantis; grandchildren, Stacy Elder and Justin Glenn and great-grandchildren, Everette Elder, Wilson Elder, Kendall Glenn, Logan Glenn and Faith Glenn.  

Memorials may be made to the Yantis Cemetery Association. 

 

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

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Willie Marie Calhoun

Funeral services for Willie Marie Calhoun, age 69, of Sulphur Springs, TX will conducted at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Martin Luther King Church of Christ. 

Interment will follow at Mel Haven Cemetery. 

There will be no formal visitation. 

Mrs. Calhoun passed away Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Carriage House Manor. 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Winston E. Spigner

Funeral services for Winston Eugene Spigner, age 70 of Sulphur Springs, formerly of Pickton will be conducted at 12:00 noon Friday, March 21, 2014 at Morning Chapel Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Michael J. Moore and Pastor Harold B. Nash Sr. officiating. 

Interment will follow at Caney Cemetery in Pickton with Willie Porter, Timothy Ransom, LeBaron Crook, Darwin Sims, John Bethel and John Snow serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Genoa Spigner, Jr. Raymond Charles Petty, Roy Mack Spigner and Carl Carbin. 

There will be no formal visitation. 

Mr. Spigner passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at Carriage House Manor.  Mr. Spigner was born on December 4, 1943 the son of Sutton and Etta Spigner.  Upon graduation from high school he entered Texas Southern University in Houston, TX, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree.  He was a member of St. Mark Baptist Church. He worked many years for the Greyhound Company and the Post Office. 

He is survived by daughters, Roslyn Berry and husband Harold of Sulphur Springs, Stefanie Spigner Snow and husband John of Houston, TX, son, Jason Spigner of Memphis, TN, sisters, Margie Adaway of Sulphur Springs, Dorothy Parker of Ft. Worth, Rowena Johnson of Sulphur Springs and Marcie Porter and husband Willie Ray of Sulphur Springs, TX, 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. 

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Everett Edwin Jerger

Funeral services for Everett Edwinn Jerger, ate 75, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Jerger passed away on Saturday, March 15, 2014, at his residence.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

 

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Gerald David Cook

Gerald David Cook, 77, of Sulphur Springs died March 18 in Sulphur Springs.

A service will be scheduled at a later date.

He was born April 18, in Brashear, the son of Cecil Paul Cook and Ivy Mae Walker Cook.  He was a fireman for Dallas and Tyler and a retired sign painter and he was of the Methodist faith.  He served in the United States Marines.

Survivors include two daughters, Marla Gilbreath and husband, Rick, of Yantis and Julie Miller and husband, Doug, of Amarillo; sister, Linda Ward of Sulphur Springs; five grandchildren, Baylee Brown, Andrew Miller, Megan Miller, Adrian Miller and Hannah Miller and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Richard Michael Cook.

               

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

  

 

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Joe Don Mashburn

Mr. Joe Donald Mashburn

Joe Donald Mashburn, 67, of Howland, passed away Monday, March 17, 2014, at U.T. Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas following a short courageous battle with cancer.

Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 22nd at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Parker officiating.

Burial will follow in McDonald Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Mr. Mashburn, the son of Joe Denton & Christine Sanders Mashburn, was born Feb. 18, 1947, in Paris. He graduated from Paris High School in 1965, and received his Bachelors Degree from East Texas State University in 1968. Joe Donald was a lifetime member of Howland Baptist Church where he led the choir and was music director for many years. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

He was a farmer & rancher for many years in southwestern Lamar County. He was president of the Lamar County Farm Bureau for a number of years, on the Soil Conservation Board, FSA County Committee, was recognized as a Young Farmer of the Year, and was active in the American Agriculture Movement.


Joe Donald worked for the Production Credit Association in Sulphur Springs from 1985 until retiring in 2007. He then became Vice-President of the Texas Heritage National Bank in Sulphur Springs until his passing.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Ann King Mashburn, whom he married on May 2, 1964, daughters: Jody Hostetler & husband Joe Neal; Kristi Townes & husband Michael; Donna Durham & husband Patrick, his parents: Joe Denton & Chris Mashburn, sister: Anna Kay Zant, grandsons: Matthew Cannada, Jeffrey, Wesley & Aaron Hostetler, Pecos Hurley, Canyon & Jacob Boswell, granddaughters: Sierra Hurley & Breezy Townes, one great granddaughter, Aria Allen all of Howland, sisters-in-law: Marjorie Ford & husband Henry; Margaret Dicken; and Katy Peterson along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents: David & Mary Ann Mashburn and Bud & Ola Sanders, a brother: David Glenn Mashburn, and a brother-in-law: Roger Peterson.

Joe Donald was a family man who loved the Lord and his family more than anything in this world. He had a slew of friends, never met a stranger, always had a smile on his face and had a laugh that people instantly fell in love with.

Casket bearers will be: Monty Cannada, Dwyatt Bell, Harvey McCoin, William Justiss, Tommy Alspaugh, Jimmy Don Preston, Gary Cope and Stevie Cope. Honorary bearers will be: Bubba Justiss and Bill King.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to McDonald Cemetery Association, c/o Gary Cope, 11220 FM 137, Paris, TX 75462 or the charity of one's choice.

 

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Forrest Ashley Jones

Forrest Ashley Jones, 46, passed away on Sunday, March 16, 2014, at home in Commerce with his family by his side.

Forrest was born in Dallas, Texas, on December 20, 1967, to Buddy Ray Jones and Sarah Elizabeth Sheely Jones.

Forrest was a member of First Baptist Church of Commerce. He definitely had a green thumb as he could grow almost anything; and, as a result, he built and owned Forrest Creek Nursery in Sulphur Springs. He had a passion for taking- in stray animals as he would be sure that they were all fed and cared for; and, he watched over his loved ones like a guardian angel, especially his sister.

Survivors include his parents, Buddy and Sarah Jones of Commerce;  his sister, Sheely Elizabeth House of Rockwall; his niece, Sheely Alexis Taylor; and, his nephews: Sean Keane Taylor and Christian Tyler House.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home in Commerce.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, March 20, 2014, at 4:00 P.M at the First Baptist Church of Commerce with Dr. Jeff Johnson officiating.

Pallbearers will be Brad Phelps, Joel Phelps, Sean Taylor, Roy Henley, Jeff Jones and Daniel Jones.

Honorary Pallbearer will be Ron Lowrie.

Interment will follow at Rosemound Cemetery.

In lieu of usual remembrances, donations may be made to the Commerce Humane Association, P. O. Box 2, Commerce, TX  75429.


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


 

 

 

Elijah Parker

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Graveside services for Elijah Glenn Parker, age 2, of Cumby will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 21, 2014 at Cumby Cemetery. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, March 20, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Elijah passed away Friday, March 14, 2014 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. 

Elijah is survived by his parents, Rory Glenn Parker and Grace Angeles Parker, brothers, Martin Gabrielle and Benjamin Rhys, maternal grandparents, Roberto and Josefina Angeles of the Philippines, paternal grandparents, Jerry and Laquita Parker of Cumby, Texas.  

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Patsy V. Lappin

A memorial service for Pasty V. Lappin, 65 of Mt. Vernon will be held at 2 pm, Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel.

No formal visitation is scheduled.

Patsy V. Lappin passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Mt. Vernon. She was born in May 25, 1948, in McKaskell, Arkansas the daughter of Woodrow Wilson Applegate and Thalia Brake Applegate.

She was a retired health care provider and she was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors  include sons, Bobby Dale Lappin Jr. and wife Tammy of Marshall, Mike Eugene Lappin of Mt. Vernon and Shayne Wilson Lappin of Marshall; daughter, Darla Diane Rencher of Bonham; sister, Kay Kirkley of Kingston, Oklahoma; brothers, Robert Applegate of Antlers, Oklahoma and Mickey Applegate of Blossom; grandchildren, B.J., Tessa, Lyndie, Miguel, Brandon, Roxanne, Tyler, Weston, Preslie, Chelsie, Jordan, Gabrielle, Tanner, Peyton, Logan and Izzy and great-grandchildren, Kaden, Alayna, Brody, Olyvia, Emman, Sophia, Addison, Fallon, Stetson, Shaelynn, Aeris and Bryleigh.

She was preceded in death by daughter, Latasha Jean Lappin; four brothers and four sisters.

  

 

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

 

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Becky Darden Selden

A funeral service for Becky Selden, age 54, of Quitman, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 16, 2014 at the Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel with Chase Palmer and Aaron Huddleston officiating.

Interment will follow at Arbala Cemetery, with Jim Cimarolli, Matt Byrd, Terry Flora, Tim Berger, Zach Lloyd and Mo Everett serving as Pallbearers.

Visitation will be Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

          

Becky Selden died Thursday, March 13, 2014 at her residence. She was born on November 14, 1959 in Hopkins County the daughter of Wyman and Elsie (Petross) Darden. She was married to Gary Selden of Quitman. She was a transportation clerk at Grocery Supply and a member of Seymore Church of Christ.

Survivors include: her husband, Gary Selden; three sons, James Wyman Allen of Arbala, Richard Reagon Allen and wife Angela of Brinker, and Lance Steven Selden of Fort Worth; a brother Autry Darden and wife Teresa of Arbala; two sisters, Sheila Darden Askins and husband Chuck of Dike and Melissa Fouse and husband Ray of Arbala. Grandchildren are Bailey Allen, Machelle Allen, Kyleigh Allen and Kyrsten Allen.

    

She was preceded in death by her parents. 

               

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

  

           

 

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Mary E. Julian

Funeral mass of Christian burial for Mary Elizabeth Julian, age 69, of Sulphur Springs, TX,  will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at St. James Catholic Church with Father Susai Avula and Deacon Jerry Besze officiating.

Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Jay Julian, Jr., John Julian, Joseph B. Ames, Jr., Jason Ames, Gaylord Whiting, and Danny Blount serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Sam Tatum, Marvin Duval, and E.A. Junell.

Mrs. Julian passed away Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Julian was born on March 18, 1944 in Sulphur Springs, TX, the daughter of Joseph Burroughs Ames, Sr. and Mary Sue Shelton Ames. She married Jay William Julian on January 23, 1965 in Sulphur Springs, TX. He preceded her in death on July 15, 2001. Mrs. Julian attended Sulphur Springs High School, graduating in 1962 and attended East Texas State University in Commerce, TX. Mrs. Julian and her husband along with their sons owned and operated Home Place Mobile Home Park in Sulphur Springs from 1972 until 1988. In 1981, Mrs. Julian began her 30 plus year banking career at Sulphur Springs State Bank, where she managed the bookkeeping department and some other back-office departments along the way. Mrs. Julian retired from banking in December 2011.

She is survived by sons, Jay W. Julian, Jr. and John P. Julian both of Sulphur Springs, brother, Joseph B. Ames, Jr. and wife Diane, sister, Samantha Whiting and husband Gaylord, as well as many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband she was also preceded in death by her parents, and brother John Shelton Ames.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials be made to St. James Catholic Church, 297 Texas St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482 or the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org. 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Wesley Pruitt

 

Funeral service for Wesley Alan Pruitt, 13, of Alba, will be held at 1:00 PM, Monday, March 17, 2014 at the Bull Creek Cowboy Church in Lone Oak, Texas.  Bro. Paul McMerrell and Bro. Wayne Wolfe officiating. 

Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. 

Visitation will also be at the Bull Creek Cowboy Church on Sunday evening 6:00-8:00 PM.  Honorary Pallbearers include the young men and young women of Rains ISD.


Wesley was born in Sulphur Springs on May 31, 2000 to Kennith Alan and Sherree Lissette Latham Pruitt.  He was an 8th grade student at Rains Jr. High School.  He was a member of the 4-H Club, Football A-Team, Power Lifting, and Track Teams.  Wesley died Wednesday, March 12, 2014. 


Survivors include:  Mother:  Sherree Latham (Dougie) of Alba; Father:  Ken Pruitt (Amanda) of Emory; Sisters:  Taylor Pruitt of Alba; and Kaylee Pruitt of Emory; Brothers:  Gene Beck of Emory; Braydon Lennon of Sulphur Springs; Turner Latham of Alba; Grandfather:  Joe Hill "Pop" of Alba; Grandmother:  Sonjia Reep "Mama" of Emory; Grandmother: Joyce Bell "Memaw" of Alba; Grandfather:  Paul Pruitt "Paw" of Alba;  Grandmother:  Sharon Latham "Maw" of Emory; Grandparents:  Cindy & Gary Monroe of Alba; Great-grandparents:  John & Joyce Blanton of Emory; Audrey Hill; Jackie & Wanda Huddleston, Sr. and Jimmi Lou Oliver, all of Alba.  Numerous other loving family and friends.

Preceded by:  Grandfather:  Ray Latham; and Great-great grandparents:  Jodie Hill; Lyndell & Lorene Huddleston.

A "Love Fund" is set up at the Austin Bank in Wesley's name.  

Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

 

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Phillip E. Coyle

 

A memorial service for Phillip E. Coyle, 67, of Sulphur Springs will be held Saturday, March 15 at 205 Maxwell Street, Sulphur Springs.  Family and friends may stop by between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Phillip died Sunday, March 9, 2014 at his residence.

He was born October 5, 1946 in Louisville, Kentucky, the son of John Stanley Coyle and Anna Pearl Lewis Coyle. 

He was a mechanic.

He served in the United States Marines during the Vietnam War.

He was a member of the Gypsy Motorcycle Club.

Survivors include daughter, Kathy Pipkins of Dallas; son, Keith Coyle and wife Julie of Summerville, South Carolina; three grandchildren, Christoper Schuessler, Claudia Pipkins and Carmin Pipkins and sister, Ada of Michigan.

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

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

 

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Mary Ellen Latimer

 

A graveside funeral  service for Mary Ellen Jane Latimer, age 63, of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at Peerless Cemetery at 11:00 a.m., Saturday March 15, 2014, with Rev. Danny Ballard and Rev. L.D. Baxley officiating.  Pallbearers are Ray Kirkpatrick, James Latimer, John Latimer, David Carey, Christian Canup, and Charles Latimer.

Visitation will be held 6 till 8 pm, Friday, March 14, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

Mary Ellen Jane Latimer passed away on Wednesday evening, March 12, 2014 at her residence.  She was born February 11, 1951 in Shamrock, Texas, the daughter of Sam and Abbie (Patton) Latimer.  She was a retired minister and was a member of the Full Gospel House of Prayer.

           

Survivors include:  Her husband David Carey of Sulphur Springs, son Kenneth Watts of Sulphur Springs, TX,; daughter, Nevlyn Lopez of Mexico; two sisters, Ann Wagner and Phyllis Allen both of Sulphur Springs; four brothers, Wendell Latimer,, Alan Latimer,, Alvin Latimer,  and Phillip Latimer; five grandchildren, Cory Watts, Devin Watts, Christian Canup, Emillio Aranda and Anna Lopez.

           

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, David Latimer, and sister, Nell Kirkpatrick.

                           

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

  

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Willie Calhoun

Funeral services for Willie Marie Calhoun, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with West Oaks Funeral Home.

Ms. Calhoun passed away on Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Carriage House Manor.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Billy Jay Doty, Jr.

Memorial services for Billy Jay Doty, Jr., 66, of Emory will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 15, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

There will be no formal visitation.

Billy passed away on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at his residence. He was born on November 17, 1947 in San Angelo, TX, the son of Billy Jay, Sr. and Velma Rayburn Doty. He married Jo Ann Wells. She survives.

Billy worked as a supervisor for UPS for many years.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by son, Stephen Doty and wife Stefanie of Rockwall, daughter, Amber Dearman and husband Ottis of Perkinston, MS, brother, Robert Doty and wife Gina of Abilene, sister, Mary Allen and husband Mark of Runaway Bay, grandchildren, Brittany Dearman, Elise, Beck, and Lucy True Doty, and great-granddaughter, Aubree Smith.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Hope Foundation at www.hopefoundation.org, or Lake Country Neighbors Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 516, Emory, TX 75440.

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

 

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Andre Champion

Andre L. Champion, 54, of Ladonia passed away at her home on Sunday, March 9, 2014. She was born in New York City on October 15, 1959 to Anna Crockett and Alvin Champion.

She was preceded in death by her father, Alvin Champion; her step-father, Harry Champion; and, her sister, Carolyn Champion.

Survivors include her mother, Anna Champion of Ladonia; her special friend, Danielle Hill of Allen; and a host of brothers and sisters.

Visitation will be held on Friday, March 14, 2014, at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home from 10:00 A.M until 6:00 P.M.

Funeral Services will be conducted on Saturday, March 15, 2014, at 1:00 P.M. at Mount Moriah Baptist Church of Commerce.

Interment will follow at Rosemound Cemetery in Commerce. 

Pallbearers will be Harry Turner, Greg Jackson, Kerthy Clayton, Dominic Turner, Kenneth Savage and Nicolas Gadlin.  

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

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Betty Lathrop

Betty Lou Lathrop, 87, of Emory, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at her home.  Graveside service will be at the Grove Hill Funeral Home & Memorial Park in Dallas at 1:00 PM on Friday, March 14, 2014. 

Visitation will be held at the Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 6-8 PM.


Betty was born on January 16, 1927 in Dallas to Albert and Georgia Jones Cameron.  She married Lilburn Lathrop and he preceded her in death in 1972.  She retired after working many years as a data operator.  She was a member of VFW Club in Dallas and enjoyed being secretary for them for many years.


She is survived by her daughter Helene Lathrop of Emory

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She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, 3 brothers and 3 sisters.

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Anna Baugh

A funeral service for Anna Louise Baugh, 70 of Sulphur Springs, will be held at  1 p.m., Saturday, March 15, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Rev. John Gandy and Rev. Sonny Pennington officiating.

Interment will follow at Shooks Chapel, with Tony Carroll, Brandon Carroll, Benny Potter and Tim Blackwell serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearer will be Lewis Potter.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Louise died Monday, March 10, 2014 in Sulphur Springs.

She was born December 24, 1943, in Mt. Vernon, the daughter of Herman Lee Potter and Vera Lou Stiles Potter.

She was a retired beautician and a member of Emanuel Baptist Church.

Survivors include daughter, Monica Blackwell and husband Tim of Garland; son, Christopher Baugh and wife Anita of Terrell; brother, Benny Potter and wife Barbara of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Jessica Blackwell , Kaitlyn Blackwell, Nathan Blackwell, Lindsie Baugh and Eric Baugh and great-grandson, Bryson Baugh.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorials may be made to Emanuel Baptist Church, 605 Hillcrest Drive, Sulphur Springs, Texas  75482    

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

  

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Amber McClure

Amber K. McCulloch McClure, 31, of Emory passed away Sunday morning, March 9, 2014.  Funeral service will be held on Friday, March 14, 2014, 2:00 PM, at the Believers' Baptist Church in Emory, with Bro. Jason Rolen officiating. 

Burial will be in the Caney Cemetery in Hunt County, between Lone Oak and Campbell. 

Visitation will be Thursday evening, March 13, 6:00-8:00 PM, at the Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel in Emory.

 
Amber was born October 6, 1982 to Richard Keith and Kathy Lynn Richardson McCulloch.  She married Shane O. McClure on January 1, 2008, in Emory.  She was a member of Believers' Baptist Church.

Survivors include:  Husband:  Shane McClure; Son:  Tyson Alexander Mireles of Emory; Daughters:  Carmella K. McClure and Trinity O. McClure of Emory, and Mackenzie McClure of Quinlan, Ashlie McClure  and Allison McClure of Carlisle, PA; Mother:  Kathy Richardson McCulloch (Tommy Poole) of Garland; Father:  Richard McCulloch (Jill) of Forney; Brother:  Brandon McCulloch (Melissa) of Fate; Niece & Nephews:  Bailey, Drake and Caden McCulloch; Grandparents:  Gordon & Barbara Richardson of Mesquite; In-Laws:  Jason & Cynthia Pitts and Mike & Sondra McClure all of Greenville.  Numerous other loving family and friends. 

Preceded by:  Grandparents:  Jerry & Linda McCulloch 

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home in Emory.

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Louise Anita Petty

A Funeral Service for Louise Petty, age 89, of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 10, 2014 at the Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bruce Stinson and Rev. Don Rooks officiating.

Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Jason Petty, Billy Petty, Chad Hawkins, Todd Hawkins, Donald Rooks, and Derek Robinson serving as pallbearers.

A visitation will be held Sunday, March 9, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.  

Louise Petty passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014 at her residence. She was born on August 5, 1924 to George V. Wilkins and Lottie (Rhodes) Wilkins in Commerce. She married William C. Petty in Commerce on December 24, 1945; he preceded her in death in 2011. Mrs. Petty was a homemaker, a member of Central Baptist Church, and a member of TOPS.  

Mrs. Petty is survived by: daughters, Iva Leigh Harrison of Las Vegas, NV, Sheryl Rooks and husband Don of Sulphur Springs, Shannon Brown and husband Tom of Stansbury Park, UT, and Elaine Lang and husband Bob of Delta, CO; son, Bill Petty and wife Cynthia of Orange County, CA; sister, Florence Scott of Cleburne; grandchildren, Billy Petty, Jason Petty, Andrea Rodrigues, Alissa Melton, Denell Robinson, Donald Rooks, Chad Hawkins, Todd Hawkins, Brooke Hawkins, Jessica Jarrard, Melanie Jarrard, Shelby Jarrard, and Emily Martinez; and seven great-grandchildren.  

She was also preceded in death by her brother, Buren Wilkins.              

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Jackie Clopton

 

Jackie Powell Clopton passed away on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born on September 15, 1933, in Rector, Arkansas, the daughter of Elzo Jackson and Estelle Lambert Roden. She married Andrew Jackson Powell in 1955. He preceded her in death in 1985. She then married David R. Clopton, in 2013. He survives.

She was a member of Southside Church of Christ and was a retired school teacher.

Other survivors include: a son, Andrew Powell of Cabot, AR; daughters, Jane Watley of Sulphur Springs and Mollie Devereaux of Bryant, AR; grandchildren: Justin Powell, Erin Powell, Brandon Rhoads, Melanie Shank, Sefan Diamonte, Andrew Watley, Rachel Watley, and Danielle Watley.

A memorial service and inurnment will be at a later date.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Kenneth J. Chambliss

Funeral services for Kenneth Joe Chambliss, 80, of Cumby, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Cumby United Methodist Church with Rev. Duncan Graham officiating.

Interment will follow at Cumby Cemetery with Asa Bloyed, Shawn Bloyed, Steve Smith, Johnny Carter, Mike Cross, and Danny Reichle serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Rusty Vaughan, Ryan Vaughan, Shane Gilbert, Lane Gilbert, Josh Weatherbee, and Larry White.

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

Kenneth passed away on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at Kindred Hospital in Dallas, TX. He was born on March 8, 1933 in Pittsburg, TX the son of Leonard and Josephine Crane Chambliss. He married Betty Cross on December 22, 1955 in Cumby, TX. She survives. Kenneth was the high school principal of Lone Oak for 20 years. In addition to his wife, he is also survived by daughter, Vicky France and husband Martin of Cumby, brothers, Billy Chambliss and wife Sharon of Seagoville, TX, Wayne Chambliss and wife Sherry of Cuero, TX, Jerry Chambliss and wife Pat of Dangerfield, TX, grandson, Christopher Gilbert of Cumby, great-grandchildren, Shane Gilbert, Lane Gilbert, Wade Gilbert, Kyleigh Tadlock, Brantley Tadlock, Jade France, and Tommy Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cumby United Methodist Church, 204 East Main Street, Cumby, TX 75433.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Ronnie Ray Robbins

Ronnie Ray Robbins, 44, of Emory, passed away on Wednesday, March 5, 2014.

Ronnie was born in Garland on October 14, 1969, to Millard Doyle Robbins and Pamela Joyce Isenburg Robbins. He was a Registered Nurse at Baylor Medical Center; he really enjoyed being a careflight nurse; and, Ronnie enjoyed fishing, playing the piano and a little casino outing now and then. He was a proud father of two children and absolutely was the proudest "pa".

Survivors include his father, Millard; his son, Tyler Austin Robbins of Garland; his daughter, Brooke Nicole Dotson and her husband Tanner of Point; his grandson, Cohen Parker Robbins; and, his two sisters: Tina Robbins of Emory and Lisa Freeman of Rowlett.

Ronnie was preceded in death by his mother, Pamela and his brother, Millard "Puddy" Robbins Jr.

Graveside services will be conducted on Friday, March 7, 2014, at 12:00 o'clock Noon at Black Fork Cemetery in Nashoba, Oklahoma.

Pallbearers will be: Vernon Wilson, Weldon Robbins, Brian Ragsdale, Ricky Zachary, Tyler Robbins and Donald Isenburg Jr.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Virgal Robbins, Roger Robbins and Donald Isenburg Jr.

Online register and condolences are available at www.jones-walkerandson.com.

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

 

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Hannelore Emilie Watson

Hannelore Emilie Watson, 84, of Commerce, passed away on Wednesday, March 5, 2014.

Hannelore was born in Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany, on April 29, 1929, to Christian and Pauline Jaeger. In 1960, Hannelore married Robert L. Watson.

Hannelore is survived by her husband; her grandchildren: Jager and Robert Watson, and Jade Rodgers; her great-grandchildren: Eli Gage Watson, and Mia Rodgers; and, her sister, Margaret E. Larson of Carmel Valley, CA.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her son, Robert Louis Watson III.

Graveside services will be conducted at 3:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Rest Haven Cemetery, in Rockwall.

Online register and condolences are available at www.jones-walkerandson.com.   Arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home of Commerce.

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Gleen Martin

           

A funeral service for Gleen Dell Martin, age 89,    of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at Spence Chapel, First Baptist Church, at 1:00 p.m., Friday, March 7, 2014, with Rev. Fred Lewis, Rev. Tommy Johnston and Rev. Mark Bryant officiating. 

Interment will follow at Posey Cemetery, with Tom Massey, Danny Evans, Weldon Glossup, Gregg Price, Jamie Brice, Jerry Freeman, Justin Freeman  and Patrick LeMoine serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will the The Joy Class and the kitchen s

taff at First Baptist Church. 

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

           

Gleen Dell Martin passed away Monday evening, March 3, 2014, at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.  She was born in Hopkins County December 25, 1924, the daughter of John Kelley and Era Farris Kelley. She married Douglas Lynn Martin in Sulphur Springs April 13, 1946.  He preceded her in death in 2011. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church.

           

Other survivors include:  daughter, Mary Boles and husband Jackie of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Jackie Boles, Jr., Kelli Boles and Shaunda Knight; great-grandchildren, Natalie Lynn Perry, Jacie Kaye Boles, Mattie Lynn Boles, Jodi Stoneberg and Brian Virgel and great-great-grandchild, Makenna Stoneberg. 

She was preceded in death by three brothers; two sisters and great-grandson, Matthew Virgel.   Memorials may be made to the Matthew Virgel Scholarship Fund, 401 Division Street, Greenville, Texas  75403 and/ or The Radio Bible Class at First Baptist Church.

           

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

  

 

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Jaclyn Baker

  

A memorial service for Jaclyn Yvonne Baker, age 58, of Wolfe City, will be conducted at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 8, 2014, with Rev. David Rivers officiating. 

No formal visitation is scheduled.

           

Jackie passed away in Wolfe City Monday morning, March3, 2014.  She was born in Dallas November 4, 1955, the daughter of Norma Sue Meazle.  She was a homemaker.

          

Survivors include:  two daughters, Renae Killian ofAustin and  Carolyn Williams and husband Steve of Sulphur Bluff; sons, Robert John Killian of Cumby and Thadeus Nathaniel Burgess and wife Samantha of Austin; sister, Louise Andrews and husband Dale of Tuttle, Oklahoma; brother, Bobby Leasure and wife Tanya of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; beloved fiancé Herman Procell of Wolfe City; grandchildren, Donovan Killian, Savanna Killian, Collin Williams, Sarah Williams, Ashton McKellop, Katy Killian and Holden Killian; great-granddaughter, Aria Killian; nephews, Darren Andrews, Daniel Andrews  and wife Kristie and Robert Leasure and  great-nephew, Dallas Andrews. 

She was preceded in death by her mother and siblings, Rusty and Kay Nichols.         

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

  

           

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Vera Wilhite

 

A graveside service for Vera Alene Wilhite, age 70, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at City Cemetery in Sulphur Springs, at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 6, 2014, with Shane Carrington officiating.  

Serving as pallbearers will be Josh McPhearson, David McPhearson, Danny McPhearson, David Ragan, Cheyenne Smithers and Jon Anderson.  Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Adams and her nephews. 

 Visitation will be at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

Vera Alene Wilhite passed away Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.  She was born in Hopkins County July 9, 1943, the daughter of Ayrie Cecil Wilhite and Grace Dora Shelton Wilhite. 

           

Survivors include:  five sisters, Louise Smith and husband, Huey, Lou Bills, Dama Kirkpatrick and husband Bert, Betty Patterson and husband L. D. (Pat)  and Wanda Elliott, all of Sulphur Springs and two brothers, Claude Wilhite of Sulphur Springs and Dennis Wilhite and wife Norma of Garland. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Terry Don Wilhite, brothers-in-law, Lonnie Bills, David R. Free and Danny Elliott and sister-in-law, Mary Jo Wilhite.      

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

  

 

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Lynn D. Sewell

Funeral services for Lynn Dale Sewell, age 79, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Spence Chapel First Baptist Church with Rev. Fred Lewis, Rev. Mark Bryant and Bro. Tommy Johnston officiating. 

A Masonic graveside service will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Jerry Polson, Jonathan Polson, Lloyd Douglas, Jerry Wilhite, Patrick Mockler, and Bobby Moon serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Dakota Byker, Blake Brands, Tyson Douglas, and Zachary Mockler. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Mr. Sewell passed away Monday, March 3, 2014 at Hopkins County Hospital.  Mr. Sewell was born on January 21, 1935 in Sulphur Springs, TX, the son of Dale and Mavis (Spencer) Sewell.  He married Elizabeth Ann Thompson on December 21, 1955 in Sulphur Springs, TX.  She survives.  Mr. Sewell worked for H. D. Lee and Raytheon.  He was member of the Masonic Lodge #221 and of First Baptist Church. 

In addition to his wife he is survived by his sister Patricia Douglas and husband Norman, nephew, Lloyd Douglas, niece Chanda Byker Mockler.  He was preceded in death by his parents, nephew Brad Byker and great nephew, Canyon Douglas.  Memorials may be made to the Radio Bible Class at First Baptist Church, 116 Oak Avenue, Sulphur Springs, TX   75482. 

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Nelson Ellis

A private graveside service for Nelson Ellis, age 80, of Cumby was conducted at City Cemetery, at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday March 4, 2014.

 There was no formal visitation.   

           

Nelson Ellis passed away at his residence Sunday afternoon, March 2, 2014.  He was born in Dallas on October 11, 1933, the son of Milton Earl Ellis and Emma Catherine Crow.  He married Carole Ann Price in Dallas on December 22, 1956; she survives.  He was in retail sales and he was a Congregationalist.  He served in the United States Army.

           

Other survivors include:  three daughters, Deborah Rush and husband Ed of Commerce,  Cynthia Jones and husband Jerry and Katherine Grymko, all of  Cedar Hill; grandchildren, Jason Orr, Joshua Orr, Kristina Orr, Johnny Miller and Matthew Grymko and great-grandchildren, Anthony and Olga Flores, Brett Miller and Mark and Luke Grymco. 

He was preceded in death by his parents.        

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

  

           

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Amos Howard Austin

Graveside services for Amos Howard Austin, age 81, of Sulphur Springs, TX,  will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at South Liberty Cemetery with Rev. Paul Pogue officiating. 

There will be no formal visitation. 

Honorary pallbearer will be Christopher Austin Vaughan, Logan Michael Vaughan, Zachary Ryan Vaughan and Jim Horton. 

Mr. Austin passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014 at his residence.  Mr. Austin was born on February 6, 1933 in Harrisburg, AR, the son of Lincoln and Mattie (Lowe) Austin.  He married Peggy Cook on July 11, 1953 in Jonesboro, AR.  She preceded him in death.  Mr. Austin was an executive with Wright Brand Packing where he retired.  He was a member of New Beginnings Fellowship Church. 

Mr. Austin is survived by his daughter, Vickie Vaughan and husband Mike of Sulphur Springs, grandsons, Christopher Austin Vaughan and wife Rochelle of Shreveport, LA, Logan Michael Vaughan and wife Whitney of Sulphur Springs, TX, and Zachary Ryan Vaughan and wifeTaylor of Little Rock, AR, great-grandchildren, Madeline Vaughan, Patton Vaughan, Mireya Vaughan, Kiley Vaughan and Aven Vaughan. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Omer Austin, sister,  Gladys DeBoard. 

Memorials may be made to Fruitful Harvest Ministry at New Beginnings Fellowship Church, 155 N. Jackson Street, Sulphur Springs, TX  75482. 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Tony Mexia

A funeral service for Tony Mexia, age 70, of Arlington, will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 4,2014, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Robert Burns officiating. 

Interment will follow at Emblem Cemetery, with Mario Viliapando, Matthew Rodriquez, Jacob Valdez, Keith Shelton, Larry Mexia and Mark Mexia serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, March 3, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

Tony Mexia passed away Saturday morning, March 1, 2014 at Mansfield Methodist Hospital in Mansfield.  He was born in Greenville, Texas August 17, 1943, the son of Frank Mexia and Jessie Becerra Mexia.  He married Yvonne Thompson.  She preceded him in death in 2001.  He married Kathy Deleon; she survives.  He was a QAQC inspector for Halliburton and a member of the Masonic Lodge.

           

Other survivors include:  two daughters, Deanna Robinson-Mexia of Mesquite and Ashley Mexia of Seagoville; son, Kirk Mexia of Garland; grandchildren, Kendra Galindo, Anthony Joe Galindo, Kassie Mexia, Alexis Tello, Elijah Tello, Noah Valdez, Dylan Mexia, Tyler Mexia, Sasha,  Brissa and Jon. 

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

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

  

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Dr. Fred Tarpley

A memorial service for Dr. Fred Tarpley has been scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 8, 2014, at theConference Room of Sam Rayburn Center, on TAMU-C Campus.

Dr. Tarpley passed away on Saturday, March 1, 2014.

He was longtime and beloved professor at Texas A&M University-Commerce and remained active with the University, even after retirement.

Funeral details will be forthcoming.

 

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Lloyd Johnson

Funeral services for Lloyd Johnson, age 85, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 6, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Pete Adrian officiating and Rev. Debbie Riggsby assisting. 

Interment will follow at Richland Cemetery with Ralph Wadsorth, Eddie Almond, Dr. Ronald Stanley, Steve Cooper, Bernie Beam and Gene Scruggs serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Marvin Jones, Elton Stewart and Truman Renshaw.  

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Johnson passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.  Mr. Johnson was born on February 14, 1929 in Mt. Vernon, TX, the son of Weaver Henry and Lillis Virginia (Reeves) Johnson.  He married Jo Ann Staples on December 16, 1955 in Tyler, TX.  She survives.  Mr. Johnson attended Winona Schools and graduated from Tyler High School in 1945.  Mr. Johnson served in the Navy during the Korean War and served on board the USS Wasp.  He worked for the Department of Public Safety and was a Texas Ranger and retired after 35 years.  He was a 50 year member of the Castillian Masonic Lodge #141 and was a Past Master.  Mr. Johnson was a member of First United Methodist Church. 

In addition to his wife he is survived by three sons, Russ Johnson and wife Sandy of Tyler, TX, Tracy Johnson and fiancé Nicole Sorley of Sulphur Springs, TX, Scott Johnson and wife Amy of Arlington, TX,  brother, Bob Johnson and wife Beverly of Palestine, TX, grandchildren, Joshua Johnson and wife Jill of Tyler, Courtney Allison and husband Matt of Sierra Vista, AZ, Callie Johnson of Arlington, TX, Blake Johnson of Arlington, Trevor Johnson of Sulphur Springs, TX, and Tucker Johnson of Tyler, TX, great-grandchildren, Shepard Johnson, Fisher Johnson, and Kinsler Johnson. 

He was preceded in death by his parents. 

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

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Carolyn Gail Jackson

Carolyn Gail Jackson, 68, of Point passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014 at the Legend Healthcare & Rehabilitation Greenville. 

Visitation will be Tuesday evening March 4, 2014, 6-8 pm at the Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel in Emory. 

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

Online guestbook may be signed at www.wilsonorwoskyfuneralhome.com

Survivors include:  Husband:  Jesse Jackson of Point; Son:  Cody Jackson and wife, Mia, of Point; Daughters:  Angie Parmer and husband, Heath, of Emory; and Patti Neiman.  Sister:  Shirley Hall of Emory; Brothers:  Larry Northcutt and wife, Doris, of Point; and Ricky Northcutt and wife, Teresa, of Emory; and Randy Northcutt of Emory; Grandchildren:  Justin Lollar; Courtney Hocutt; Luke Hocutt; Brayla Parmer; Keldon Parmer; Chris Neiman; and Terry Moore.  10 Great-grandchildren.  Numerous other loving family and friends.

Preceded by her parents and 1 Sister - Helen Frances Northcutt. 


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Ben Dickson

A funeral Service for Ben Dickson, age 60 of Sulphur Springs will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Davis Street Baptist Church with Rev. Andy Comer  and Rev. Ty Musser officiating.

Interment will follow in Restlawn Memorial Park with Norman Colyer, Robert Stidham, Harlan Hammond, Sheriff Butch Adams, Joe Chenault, Gordon Fulcher, Kerry Roy, Monty Tipps and Chief Jim Bayuk serving as pallbearers. Serving as Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the Sulphur Springs Police Department, Sulphur Springs city hall employees, and City of Sulphur Springs Municipal Court employees.  

Visitation will be held 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm, Friday, February 28, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

      

Ben Dickson passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at his residence. He was born in Sulphur Springs on June 2, 1953, the son of Truman and Frances Ellen Lawson Dickson. He married Jeannie Beth Hooker in Sulphur Springs on December 3, 1983. He was a Lieutenant with the Sulphur Springs Police Department, where he served the people for over 31 years. He was a member of Davis Street Baptist Church where he served as a deacon.

   

Survivors include: wife, Jeannie Dickson of Sulphur Springs; daughter, Darla Pettit and husband, Sam of Sulphur Springs; son, Derek Dickson and wife, Taylor of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Trenton Dickson, Benjamin Jace Dickson, and Baby Boy Pettit.

    

He was preceded in death by his parents.

   

Memorial may be made to the Davis Street Baptist Church Expansion Fund.


Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Venice Turner

Funeral services for Mrs. Peggy Venice Turner, age 100, of Pickton, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 28, 2014, at Pickton United Methodist Church, with Rev. Henry Suche officiating.

Interment will follow services in the New Pickton Cemetery, with Matt Turner, Scott Turner, Neal Turner, Kent Schepp, Todd Turner, Sissy Brumley, Colin Turner, and Archie Lindley (adopted grandchild) serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbears will be Jimmy Turner and David Nichols.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, February 27, 2014, at Beaty Funeral Home in Winnsboro.

Mrs. Turner passed away early Tuesday morning, February 24, 2014, at Carriage House Cottages, following a short illness, in the arms of her Lord and Savior. She was born on July 5, 1913, in Como, Texas, the daughter of John Franklin and Lillie Dale Crone Neighbors. Venice and her twin sister, Eunice, were a joyful surprise for their family. A native of Hopkins County and East Texas, her life was filled with family and friends. She married Jewel "Dude" Marlin Turner, on December 24, 1935 and they enjoyed 54 years of marriage before his death in 1989.

Mrs. Turner was a life long member of the Pickton United Methodist Church, served in the workforce for many years, as well as being actively involved in her community.

Survivors include: her children and daughters-in-law, Dude Marlin and Judy Turner, Frank and Pat Turner, Mike and Mickey Turner, and Polly Swatsell; brothers, Don Neighbors and Lon and wife Pat Neighbors; a sister, Erma Herschel; ten grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and scores of nieces, nephews, and many friends.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; her step-mother; seven sisters, three brothers; one son-in-law, four brothers-in-law; four sisters-in-law; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to the Pickton United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 2, Pickton, TX 75471.


Arrangements are with Beaty Funeral Home.

 

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Dude Northcutt

Funeral service for Frances Ecra "Dude" Harrell Northcutt, 91, of Emory are scheduled for 2:00 PM Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Smyrna Union Church in Rains County with Rev. Montie L. Parker, Sr. officiating. 

Burial will follow in Smyrna Cemetery.  

Visitation is scheduled for 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Friday, Feb. 28, at the Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel in Emory.

 
Mrs. Northcutt died February 25, at Senior Suite Care and Rehab in Emory, TX, after a short illness.  She was born Oct. 30, 1922 in Vera, TX, Knox County, to Charles Jasper and Mary Frances Turner Harrell.  She married John Marvin Northcutt in Emory, TX on Dec. 24, 1941, with Rev. Albert A. Clark officiating. 


Mrs. Northcutt lived most of her life in and near the Smyrna community and attended the New Holmes School and Emory High School.  She was a long-time member of First Assembly of God in Emory and had been actively involved in church, community, and volunteer activities.  During the years her children were in school she was involved in school activities and served two years as PTA president for the Emory (and later Rains) school system.

 
Serving as pallbearers are John Huizar, James Moon, JonMarc Moon, Joe Paul Hogue, Randy Johnson, and Montie L. Parker, Jr. serving as pallbearers. 


Survivors include her husband:  Marvin Northcutt of Emory; a son:  Jasper Northcutt of Emory; three daughters:  Alice Northcutt of Springfield, MO, Virginia Northcutt of Emory, and Avis Huizar and husband Chio of Emory; a sister:  Murline Hogue of Emory; four grandchildren:  Toni Gambill and husband Roger of Leonard, TX, Teresa Huizar of Washington, DC, Christina Huizar of Austin, TX and John Huizar of Austin, TX; two great-grandsons:  James Moon of Plano, TX and JonMarc Moon of Altus, OK.

Preceding her in death were her parents; three brothers:  Robert Harrell (infant), Charles (C.V.) Harrell; and Fines (Sider) Harrell; and five sisters:  Vestell Jordan, Clara Johnson, Elsa Abney, Lee Ivie, and Ava Harrell (infant).

Memorial donations may be made to the Smyrna Union Cemetery, PO Box 563, Emory, TX 75440.


Funeral service is under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home of Emory.

 

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Dr. Joe Worsham

A memorial service for Dr. Joe G. Worsham will be held at First United Methodist Church (301 Church St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482) on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. with Rev. Debbie Riggsby officiating.  There will be an open microphone for remarks and memories by friends and family.  Catering will be provided by Coffee Off the Square immediately following the service.
 
Dr. Joe Grant Worsham, age 71, of Sulphur Springs, passed away at his home on Tuesday, February 11, 2014.  He was born in Sulphur Springs on May 13, 1942, the only child of Joe Horace Worsham and Flora Matt Grant Worsham.  Joe attended school in Sulphur Springs, graduating in 1960.  After high school, Joe attended college at the University of Texas in Austin for one year and then transferred to and graduated from the University of North Texas in Denton.  After college, Joe obtained his doctor of dental surgery degree from  Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas.  Dr. Worsham practiced as a dentist in the Dallas area for many years but, after his marriage to Jan in 1981, moved his dental practice home to Sulphur Springs where he continued to practice until health issues forced him to retire in 2012.
  Survivors include his much beloved son & light of his life,  Matthew Worsham; former wife and forever best friend, Jan Worsham; his aunt, Edna Earl Grant, cousins Jackie Grant & wife Deanna, Bill Grant & wife Susie, Gerry Grant & wife Myra, Jeff Massey & wife Prissy, James (Jimmy) Worsham & wife Virginia, Kathy Worsham Reeves and husband Wayne, all of Sulphur Springs; Lou Ann Stare & husband Peter of Dallas and Andrea Massey of Dallas, Mark Grant & wife Molly, of Garland, Eddie Andrews & wife, of Witchita Falls, Carol Flo Steed and husband Chris of Houston; close life-long friends Warren Brewer and Linda Bennett, Tom Green, Ene & Kay Ashcroft and dear friends Jimmy Thomas and Kathy Shadwell, all of Sulphur Springs as well as many friends and former patients, too numerous to mention, who were still in touch with & cared deeply for him.

Online guest book may be signed at www.murrayorwosky.com

Arrangements under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Betty J. Rollison

Funeral services for Betty Jean Rollison, age 68, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 12:00 noon, Saturday, March 1, 2014 Mitchell Chapel Church of God In Christ with Supt. Nelson Gatlin officiating. 

Interment will follow at Mel Haven Cemetery with Brian Franklin, Brandon Franklin, Cleveland Lindley, Vincent Franklin, Antoine Rollison, Tyrik Rollison, serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Tony Reed, Robert Franklin, Tremayne Jones. 

There will be no formal visitation. 

Betty passed away Sunday, February 23, 2014 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.  Betty was born on June 6, 1945 in Greenville, TX, the daughter of Willie and Melvina (Neal) Nelson.  Betty was a certified nurse assistant and a member of Mitchell Chapel Church of God In Christ. 

She is survived by two sons, Alton Nelson and wife Teresa and Anthony Rollison all of Sulphur Springs, one daughter, Brenda Rollison and husband Michael of Sulphur Springs, one brother, Larry Nelson of Banning, CA, three sisters, Minnie Cullors of Banning, CA, Margie Reed and Mary Nelson both of Sulphur Springs, grandchildren, Samantha Nelson, Temeka Clayton, Antione Rollison, Lacresha Hubbard, Tyrik Rollison, Quatina Goodson, Markiest Goodson and Kwane Goodson, 13 great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, R. D. Orka, Willie Ray Nelson, J. W. Nelson, sisters, Mattie Mae Holliness, Magalene Askew and Cleo Nelson.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Novell Wade

Funeral services for Novell Wade, are pending with Mason & Mason Mortuary.

Ms. Wade padded away on, February 21, 2014, at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.

Arrangements are with Mason & Mason Mortuary.

 

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Michael Sapien

A graveside service for Michael Sapien, age 57, of Ft Worth, was held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Nelta Cemetery.

       

Michael Sapien passed away on Friday, February 21, 2014 at Heartland Health Care Center in Ft. Worth. He was born in Ft. Worth on March 10, 1956 the son of Robert and Patsy Ramirez Sapien. He was a carpenter.

   

Survivors include: daughters, Melissa Johnson and husband, Micah of Dike, and Melinda Wright and husband, Kevin of Hot Springs, AR; sisters, Eva Mejia, Rosa Sapien, Victoria Herrera, and Annett Vaughn; brother, Daniel Sapien; grandchildren, Tavin Wright, McKenna Wright, Shane Johnson, and Marshall Johnson.

  

He was preceded in death by his parents;brother, Robert Sapien, Jr, and sister, Sally Alvarado.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Regina Meadows

A Celebration of Life for Regina Meadows, age 50, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at Shannon Oaks Church at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 22, 2014. 

A private family burial will follow, with Gary Glossup, Danny Glossup, Dwayne Glossup, Brad Lancaster, Zach Burney and David Riley serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Jeremy Glossup, Jaden Glossup and Charlie Wilkerson. 

No formal visitation is scheduled.

           

Regina Meadows went to be with the Lord on Thursday morning, February 20, 2014.  She was born in Klondike on October 19, 1963.  Regina married the love of her life John Mark Meadows in Jamaica on March 19, 2003; he survives.  She was a senior finance associate at Raytheon and a member of Shannon Oaks Church.

           

Regina is survived by her four daughters who she cherished; Ashley Burney and husband Zach, Kelsea Meadows, Asa Meadows, all of Sulphur Springs and Brandi Riley and husband David of College Station; three special grandchildren that hold a special place in her heart; Nick and Avery Burney and Kinleigh Riley; her parents, Sammy and Vera Lancaster of Cooper and Doug and Jo Glossup; four brothers, Gary Glossup and wife Angela, Dwayne Glossup and wife Carla, Brad Lancaster and wife Gina of Paris; sister Donna Wilkerson and husband Clif of Paris and grandmother, Fay Lancaster of Cooper and numerous nieces and nephews that she dearly loved.

           

Memorials may be made to CASA Lake Country, 218 Connally Street, Sulphur Springs, TX, 75482 and Northeast Texas Heart of Hope, 133 Gilmer Street, Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482.  

               

 

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

  

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Dorothy Campbell

A funeral service for Dorothy Campbell, age 84, of Stamford will be conducted at Brashear Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 23, 2014, with Brother David Burns officiating. 

Interment will follow at Sunny Point Cemetery. 

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

           

Dorothy Campbell passed away at the Community Care Center in Stamford Wednesday evening, February 19, 2014.  She was born in Cumby June 21, 1929, the daughter of Bunis William Moreland and Sara Berniece Gunter Moreland.  She married Thomas Marvin Campbell.  He preceded her in death in 2005.  She was a retired postal clerk and a member of Brashear Baptist Church.

     

Survivors include:  two sons, Rick Campbell of Stamford and Michael Campbell of Cumby and two grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by brother, Charles William Moreland and grandson, Thomas Bryan Campbell.

               

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Katie Nowlin

Our beloved Mother, Katie Mae Black Nowlin, passed into the loving arms of Jesus on Monday, February 17, 2014 joining her husband, Charlie, and daughter, Mary Ann Farmer, who led the welcoming party.

Katie was born on October 1, 1921 in Murchison, TX to Frank and Carrie Black who also predeceased her. She grew up in the Corsicana area, graduating from Powell High School. She married Charlie Ray Nowlin on January 22, 1941. Over the next 22 years, they had eight children. Most of their married life was spent in the lower Rio Grande Valley. Katie was primarily a housewife, although she did have the occasional outside job after the children got older.

After Charlie retired, they moved to Sulphur Springs in 1978. One of the first things they did was join First Baptist Church. Katie has been a faithful member, Sunday School attendee, and member of the senior choir.

After a short stint of living in the country in Dike, Katie and Charlie moved to a little house on the Sulphur Springs Country Club. This allowed them both to take advantage of a hobby they both loved, playing golf. Katie was an active member of the Ladies Golf Association and played up until about a year ago.

Katie liked to take her tri

ps, particularly after Daddy passed in 1990. She loved to go visit family and she loved going to new places and seeing new things. Family reunions were her favorites. She particularly enjoyed the one in New Braunfels last June.

Katie is survived by seven of her children who will miss her every day: Tex Nowlin and Utley Nowlin; Jimmy Nowlin and wife, Carol; Ruth Lewman and husband, Jim; Jess Nowlin; Janie Kelley and husband, Jimmy; Becky Kennedy and husband, Doug; Debbie Gillis and husband, Johnny.

The following grandchildren and great grandchildren will miss their MaMaw/Momma Katie: Brandt Nowlin and wife, Shana, and children Haley, Mason, and Carly; Shawn Burt and husband, Wayne, and sons Nathan and Jesse Ross; Jim Nowlin and wife, Shiloh, and children Ranen, Jadon, Bryn, and Rhea; Melissa Cook and husband, Chad, and daughter Mallory; Troy Farmer and wife, Angie, and sons Cole and Jake; Katie, Kari, and Kristi Kelley; Jennifer Kennedy; and Matt Gillis and his girlfriend, Nancy McElreath. Also step-grandchild and step-great grandchildren: Cindy Garrett and children, Drew, Lauren, James, and Adam; Josh Hill; and Aly Chapman.

Of Katie's eight brothers and sisters, she leaves behind two sisters, Doris Hansen and Mary Anderson. A sister-in-law, Dorothy Wise also survives. Also remaining are numerous nieces and nephews and their children and grandchildren who so enjoyed their times, visits and family reunions with Aunt Katie.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons: Brandt Nowlin, Jim Nowlin, Troy Farmer, Matt Gillis; and her sons-in-law: Jim Lewman, Jimmy Kelley, Doug Kennedy, and Johnny Gillis.

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

Visitation will be Thursday, February 20, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m at Murray-Orwasky.

Funeral services are Friday, February 21, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church sanctuary.

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Lorene Tarrant

A funeral service for Lorene  B. Tarrant, age 95, of Campbell, will be conducted at  First Baptist Church in Campbell at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 19, 2014, with Rev. Jimmy Tarrant, Rev. Keith Cogburn and Rev. Ron Ethridge officiating. 

Interment will follow at Memory Land Cemetery in Greenville, with her grandsons, John Powell, Keith Tarrant, Jeff Tarrant, Jerry Denton, Jr. Jason Atherton, Bradley Atherton and Michael Atherton, serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be held one hour before the service, (1:00 p.m.)

Lorene B. Tarrant passed away   Sunday night, February 16, 2014 at Briarcliff Health Center of Greenville.   She was born September 26, 1918 in Delta County, Texas, the daughter of F. M. Bacon and Mary (Wilson) Bacon.  She married Uyless L. Tarrant in Greenville November 7, 1934.  He preceded her in death in 2004.  In addition to all her years as a wife, mother and homemaker, Lorene held jobs outside the home, including Henson Kickernick in Greenville for over 30 years.  She was a member of First Baptist Church in Campbell for 65 years, where she taught Sunday School for over 50 years, along with numerous Bible studies.  She also served in the WMU and the PTA.   

Survivors include:  two sons, Ray Tarrant and wife Nancy of Campbell, Jimmy Tarrant and wife Darlene of Greenville; four daughters, Sharlyn Powell Vaughn of Sulphur Springs, Mary Anderwald of Dallas, Rita Denton and husband Jerry of Lone Oak, Barbara Atherton and husband Don of Greenville; 13 grandchildren 30 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents; granddaughter, Susan Powell Bennett; great-grandson, Chris Bennett; sons-in-law, Tommy Powell, Cecil Anderwald and Ray Vaughn; six brothers and eight sisters.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Greenville.

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

  

 

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John Henry Mierzwik

 

John Henry Mierzwik, 85, of Emory, passed away on February 16, 2014.

He was born on July 6, 1928 in Kileen, Texas.  He married Margaret Duhr on August 5, 1950 in Dallas, Texas.  John joined the Air Force and worked for the Federal Government for 38 years and retired in 1983.  After retiring John opened J-Mar Recycle Shop in Emory.  He enjoyed fishing and hunting in his free time as well as traveling with his wife. 

John was a member of Emory Baptist Church and  Sword of the Spirit Sunday School class.  He was a member of many local organizations and was a Mason.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years; his son, Ken Mierzwik and wife Pat of Quinlan, Texas; daughter, Debbie and husband Mike Kernen of Oklahoma City, Ok; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and five sisters.

He is preceded in death by his parents, 1 brother and 2 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at Emory Baptist Church.   

Visitation will be held 5-7 pm on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel.

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

 

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William "Bill" Nixon

Funeral services for William Rex “Bill” Nixon, Jr., 59, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Steve Cook officiating.

Interment will follow at Shooks Chapel Cemetery with Jeff Strickland, Tim Vaughn, Danny Wilburn, Kevin Hitt, Eric Hill, Tommy Faulknor, Jim Bayuk, Doug McCraw, Laura Ballard and Cathy Halter serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Hopkins County EMS.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Bill passed away on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born on February 8, 1955 in San Angelo, TX, the son of William Rex and Lois Nell (Dickeson) Nixon. He married Jana Robin Prestidge on June 26, 1982 in Greenville, TX. She survives. Bill graduated with a Bachelors’ Degree in 1978 from East Texas State University. He worked for Hopkins County EMS, E-Systems for 10 years, Cumby Volunteer Fire Department, and also taught classes at Fire in Texas Fire Academy.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by his daughter, Caitlan Nixon of Sulphur Springs, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Billy and Ann Prestidge of Greenville, sister, Nancy Hooker and husband Rick of San Angelo, TX, sister-in-law, Kristi Boyles and husband Todd of Greenville, nieces, Allison Hooker of The Woodlands, Amanda Hooker of San Angelo, Anne Dymond of San Angelo, nephews, Jason Boyles of Greenville, Justin Boyles of Greenville, great-nephews, John Dymond and Shane Dymond of San Angelo, and Luke Boyles of Greenville.

He was preceded in death by his parents


Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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David Sinclair

Funeral services for David Sinclair, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with Mason & Mason Mortuary.

Mr. Sinclair passed away on February 13, 2014, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements are with Mason & Mason Mortuary.

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Sonny Moss

Funeral services for Sonny Moss, of Como, are pending.

Mr. Moss passed away on Tuesday night, February 11, 2014.

 

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Sherman Price, Sr.

Sherman "Pops" Price, Sr., 65, of Commerce passed away on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, in Commerce.

He was a self-employed mechanic.

Sherman was born on June 26, 1948, to Annie Mae Boone and L. C. Price in Naples, Texas. On January 7, 1969, he married Laura Bailey in Greenville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and four brothers.

Survivors include his Special Friend, Shandia Crosby of Commerce; his sons: Sherman Wayne Price (Lisa) of Commerce, Willie James Crosby of Dallas, Dennis Stapleton (Christy) of Wolfe City, Shavron Reinhart of Commerce; his daughters: Debbie Hillard (Terry) of Commerce, Rachel Adair of Commerce, Barbara Price of San Antonio, Patricia Price of Commerce, Cassandra Price (Keendra) of Commerce, Shronda Newsome of Greenville, Sandy Reinhart of Greenville, Charletha Wilburn of Pecan Gap and Laura Nicole Price of Commerce; his brothers: J. Ray Price (Helen) of Wolfe City, Willis Price of Commerce and Kenneth Price (Shamynick) of Greenville; 26 grandchildren; and, 6 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, February 15, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church with Rev. Shawn Pannell officiating. Burial will follow in Rosemound Cemetery in Commerce.

Pallbearers will be Bertha Savage, Terry Hillard, Tren Sullivan, Rubin Terrell, Cliff Blair, Robert Jackson, Herman Bailey, and Darrell Wilburn.

Honorary pallbearers will be Lewis Harris, Richard Bailey, Joey Waters, Herbert Bailey, Eric Clayton and Burnette Hatley.

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



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Mona McClung

 

Funeral services for Monna Aquila Emerson  McClung, age 96, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Spence Chapel First Baptist Church with Rev. Fred Lewis and Rev Mark Bryant officiating. 

Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with the grandsons, Brad Bridges, Andy Bridges, Ryan Bridges, Mike O’Campo, Jay McClung and Lane McClung serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 prior to service time at Spence Chapel. 

Mrs. McClung passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Carriage House Manor.  Mrs. McClung was born on January 12, 1918 in Sulphur Bluff, TX, the daughter of Luther and Verona (Moore) Emerson.  She married Raymond McClung on March 22, 1947 in Farmersville, TX.  He preceded her in death on January 11, 2012.  

Mrs. McClung worked for Buckner Baptist Children’s Home as a teacher and then for Sears as an assistant manager for several years.  She was a member of First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs. 

She is survived by her children, Sarah Bridges and husband Bernard, Garry McClung and wife Patsy, grandchildren, Brad Bridges, Andy Bridges, Ryan Bridges, Elizabeth Bridges O’Campo, Jay McClung and Lane McClung, great-grandchildren, Hayden O’Campo, Johni and Jayci McClung and Lakin McClung, brother, Lee Emerson. 

She was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Velva Emerson, Lou Cunningham, Glen Emerson, LRoy Emerson and Bud Emerson. 

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

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Kitty Bradford

Graveside services for Katherine Margaret Altermann “ Kitty”  Bradford, age 77, of Pickton, TX will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Pine Forest Cemetery with Bro. Jerry Savage officiating. 

A Celebration of Life will follow at Pine Forest Church at Noon with a reception following.    Pallbearers will be Tommy Lewis, Caleb Lewis, Clint Bradford, Jeremiah Bradford, Shelby Williamson, Landry Williamson, Cord Butler, Jonas Butler, Dawson Draper and Dean Draper.  Honorary pallbearer will be Cody Joyner. 

Mrs. Bradford passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.  Mrs. Bradford was born on November 27, 1936 in Dallas, TX, the daughter of John August Altermann, Jr. and Katherine Margaret (Spillman) Altermann.  She married Newman Ray Bradford on December 26, 1958 in Durant, OK.  He survives. 

Mrs. Bradford was a mom and a member of League Street Church of Christ. 

In addition to her husband she is survived by six children; Brad Bradford and wife Tonya, Felicia Lewis and husband Tommy, Laura Williamson and husband Larry Don, Virginia Green and husband Lee, Victoria Butler and husband Nolan and Rachel Draper and husband Dean, grandchildren; Adrian Bradford Childress and her husband Shiloh and their children Cade and Madison, Clint Bradford and children, Tate, Tyce and Georgia, Jeremiah Bradford and wife Magen, Tommy Lewis Jr., and wife Melissa and their children, Alexis, Audrey, Kross, Anna Joyner and husband Cody and their children Alora and Jackson, Caleb Lewis and his wife Kristen and daughter, Karoline, Meagan Williams and husband Tim and baby Lawrence, Alex, Shelby and Landry Williamson, Ashten Boatman and her husband Jacob and their children Emma and Aubrey, Aeron and Aldyn Green, Amelia, Jonas and Cord Butler, Parey, Dawson and Dean Draper, and many nieces and nephews.  

She was preceded in death by her parents. 

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Mike Medecke

 

Michael Lewis "Mikey" Medecke, 51, of East Tawakoni, passed away at his home on Saturday, February 8, 2014.  He was born in Riverside, CA on June 3, 1962 to Carl and Emma Lou Wright Medecke. 

He was a cross country truck driver for most of his life. 


Survived by:  Mother:  Emma Lou Medecke of East Tawakoni; 2 Brothers:  Ray Stafford of East Tawakoni; and Ernest Stafford of Davie, FL; 3 Sisters:  Charlotte Finn of Joshua Tree, CA; Carla Reyes of Yucca Valley, CA; and Ora Cogburn of Joplin, MO.

 
Preceded by:  Father; and 1 brother:  George Medecke

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

 

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Tommy Jones

Funeral services for E.V. “Tommy” Jones, 90, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 14, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. C.J. Duffy officiating.

Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Richard Jones, Tommy Mobley, Tony Murray, David Penson, Ron Sills, and Randy Crocker serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer will be Kenni Gaston.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, February 13, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home. Tommy passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at his residence. He was born on February 8, 1924 in Sulphur Springs, the son of Martin and Effie Ann (Stephenson) Jones. He married Audra Faye Kyle on June 27, 1949 in Sulphur Springs, TX. She preceded him in death.

Tommy was in the dairy business over 50 years. He worked for Oak Farms, T.L. Sanderson, and Cabells.

He is survived by his son, Richard Jones of Paris, TX, daughters, Edith Hedrick of Sulphur Springs, Linda Mobley and husband Billy of Sulphur Springs, brother, William Gene Jones and wife Christine of Copperas Cove, TX, sisters, Pansy Murray and Roberta Sue Newsome both of Sulphur Springs, 9 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he was also preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Helen Diane Richardson, brother, Chester Jones, and sisters, Ethel, Myrtie, Corina, and Nina.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Janet Loyd

Funeral services for Janet Diane Loyd, age 55, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 14, 2014 at Central Baptist Church with Rev. Kenneth Rhoades, Rev. C. J. Duffy, and Rev. Crystal Sparks officiating. 

Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cumby, TX, with Tracy Myers, Mike Fullington, Dennis Jackson, Leonard Tulley, Randy Davis, Mark Baker, Squirrel Willis, and Stewart Ham serving as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Cliff Scott and Kenny Oliver. Janet passed away February 10, 2014 at her residence.  Janet was born on January 25, 1959 in Sulphur Springs the daughter of Curtis and Mary Jo (Wilson) Loyd.

Janet retired from Texas Instruments, she was a homemaker and of the Christian faith. 

Janet is survived by her daughter, Ashley Ortiz and husband Juan of Sulphur Springs, one sister Judy Baxter and husband David of Sulphur Springs, grandchildren, Ayden Rhylan Ortiz, and Jaylee Jo Ortiz. 

She was preceded in death by her parents. 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Marjorie Clement

 

Graveside service for Marjorie Jane Clement, 91, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 13, 2014 at Sulphur Springs City Cemetery with Rev. Charles Moore officiating.

There will be no formal visitation. Honorary pallbearers will be Christopher Clement, Chip Herschler, Stephen Bonner, Tom Sellers, John Campbell, Ben Dickerson, Barry Holcomb, Jose Hernandez and Jimmie Lynn Harrison.

Mrs. Clement passed away on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at her residence. She was born on September 14, 1922 in Sulphur Springs, the daughter of John G. Reynolds, Sr. and Annye (Lindsey) Reynolds. She was married to Richard Wallace Clement for 66 years.  He survives.  She was a homemaker, a secretary at the county court house and for several lawyers, she worked for TX DPS Driver’s license office, and was also over the City Cemetery Lot sales, for over 22 years.  She was a tremendous asset to the cemetery according to Mrs. Anita Jones. Mrs. Clement was the very first Woman to be named Citizen of the Year in 1961.

She is survived by her son, Carlise Clement and wife Carol Ann of Sulphur Springs, grandson, Christopher Clement of Sulphur Springs, and granddaughter, Natalie Ann Clement of Australia. She also leaves behind a sister, Annie Lou Dickerson and sister-in-law, Billie Grace Reynolds, her caregivers, Margaret Harris, Lillian Childs, Ester Vaughn, Pat Morgan and Billie Duvall, and many close friends.

In lieu of flowers, family would like for donations to be made to the Sulphur Springs City Cemetery, P.O. Box 651, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482, or the Cancer Society at www.cancer.org or to Legacy Hospice, The Hope Foundation, 120 E. South Town Drive, Suite 200, Tyler, TX 75703.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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John Jenkins

 

Memorial Service for John Albert Jenkins, age 70, of Yantis, will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday , February 12, 2014   at Murray- Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ed Adair officiating.   

No formal visitation is planned.     

John Jenkins passed away Sunday, February 9, 2014 at Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Dallas. He was born on August 23, 1943 in Everett, Michigan, the son of Neil and Georganne Sims Jenkins. He married Carol Hyatt in New Braunfels, TX on November 8, 1980. He was a Peace Officer and served in U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. To honor him for his service, the Hopkins County Military Coalition will conduct the military honors.   

Survivors include his wife, Carol Jenkins of Yantis,  son, David Jenkins of Midland, Michigan, step-daughters Kathryn Burnett and husband, Billy of Yantis, Karen Wyman and husband, Chris of Tyler, step-son, Kerry Ramsey of Emory, 12 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.   

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, Neil Jenkins, Jr and Gordan Jenkins and 2 sisters, Marie McCarty and Betty J. Jines.      

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

 

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Hazel Castleberry

 

Funeral service for Hazel Marie Castleberry, 93, of Point will be held at the Point Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, February 13, 2014, at 2:00 PM. 

Private interment will follow in the Lonestar Cemetery.  

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


Mrs. Castleberry died at her home on Sunday, February 9, 2014.  She was born on October 14, 1920 to Thomas Benjamin Franklin and Janetti Bowens Henshaw in De Roche, AR.  She married James Harold Castleberry, the love of her life and her life partner, in Littlerock, AR on April 21, 1944.  They were married some 60 wonderful years before he passed away in 2004.

 
Survivors include: Daughters:  Judy Marie White of Point; Cindy Thompson and husband William of Lucas; and Donna Shull and husband Shawn of Point; Sons:  Bobby Don Castleberry and wife Dorothy of Roxton; and Ricky Lee Castleberry and wife Belinda of Garland; Sister:  Lois Jenkins of Carrollton; Many generations of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; Numerous other loving family and friends.


Preceded by:  husband in 2004; 4 sons:  Thomas Lynch, Danny Lynch, William Castleberry and Jimmy Castleberry; 2 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; 4 brothers; and 2 sisters.


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

 

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Betty Wills

A Funeral Service for Betty J. Wills, age 80, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Tapp Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Rudy Ellis officiating.

Interment will follow at Mel Haven Cemetery with Isaac Porter, Terry Williams, Steven Pruitt, Robert Hawkins, Billy Wayne Edwards, Jimmy Edwards, Lester Davis, Sr., and Lester Davis, Jr. serving as pallbearers.

There will be no formal visitation.

Betty J. Wills passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at the Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born on November 15, 1933 to Epfriam Morris and Julia (McCowan) Morris in Sulphur Springs. She married Richard Wills in Sulphur Springs; he preceded her in death. She was a domestic worker and homemaker, and she was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by: son, Edward Earl Wills of Sulphur Springs; sister-in-law, Exalonia Morris of Pittsburgh; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Mrs. Wills was also preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Edward Richard, Vernon, Bobby and Billy Morris; and sister, Erie Mae Smith.

Arrangements are under the direction of Tapp Funeral Home.

 

 

Patricia Fletcher

Funeral services for Patricia Fletcher, ate 73, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with West Oaks Funeral Home.

Ms. Fletcher passed away on Saturday, February 8, 201r, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.


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Bobby Mathews

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

Mr. Mathews passed way on Friday, February 7, 2014, at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

 

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Frankie Eddins

Funeral services for Chester Franklin "Frankie" Eddins, age 69, of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at 4:00 p.m., Monday, February 10, 2014, at Central Baptist Church, with Rev. Bruce Stinson officiating and Rev. Fred Randles assisting.

Interment will follow services at Restlawn Memorial Park with Ronnie Irvin, David White, David Eddins, Carlisle Clement, John Eddins, Garry Hall, Dr. Juarn Harrison, and Paul Eddins serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be The Crusaders Class of Central Baptist Church.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, February 9, 2014, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Eddins passed away on Friday, February 7, 2014, at Carriage House Manor. He was born on November 23, 1944, in Commerce, TX, the son of Chester Abb and Ara Evelyn Anglin Eddins. He married Carol Conner on June 2, 1986, in Sulphur Springs. She survives. Mr. Eddins was co-founder of M&F Western Products, President of Eddins Western Wear, and at the time of his death, he was employed by M&F Western Products. He was a member of Central Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife,  he is survived by sons, Brent Eddins of Hallsville, Mike Eddins of Rockwall, Steve Baker of Valladolid, Spain, and Ted Emmons of Saltillo; daughters, Pam Scott of Sulphur Springs, and Michelle Brooks of Greenville; a brother, Mickey Eddins and wife Linda of Sulphur Springs; 17 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and 3 nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

 

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Carol Lynch

A funeral Service for Carol Lynch, age 51 of Brashear will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home .

Interment will follow in the Brashear Cemetery, with Tucker Haynes, Jacob Lynch, Michael Lynch, Colby McPherson, Justin Mullins and Chuck Picard serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held one hour before the service (10:00 a.m.), on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

   

Carol Nadine Lynch passed away on Thursday, February 06, 2014  at her residence. She was born in Watervliet, Michigan on November 28, 1962, the daughter of Gerald and Glenda Edwards Flanery. She married Stephen Mark Lynch in Sulphur Springs on April 2, 1994; he survives. She was a home health care giver and  she was of the Baptist faith.

  

Survivors include: husband, Mark Lynch of Brashear; daughter, Kristy Springfield of Sulphur Springs; son, Travis Boles of Brashear; mother, Glenda Flanery of Kerrville; father, Gerald Flanery of Peerless;  brothers, Lewis Flanery and  Reffard Flanery both of Kerrville and Russell Flanery of Florida; grandchildren, Alexandra Springfield and Bryson Mathes.

  

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

 

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Bill Moore

    

Military Graveside Funeral Service for Bill “B.M.” Moore, age 83, Sulphur Springs under the direction of Hopkins County Military Coalition  will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Mt. Sterling Cemetery with Tony Cooper, Clinton Speed, Jonathan Moore, Scott Moore, Phil Kennemer and Haley Moore serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held 10:00 am till Noon, Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

   

Billy “B.M.” Moore passed away Thursday, February 06, 2014 at his residence. He was born in Shooks Chapel on October 12, 1930, the son of Elton Alexander and Grace Elizabeth McPherson Moore. He was the retired owner of Moore Radiator and A/C Service. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and he was of the Methodist faith.

     

Survivors included: daughter,  Merle Speed and husband, Tony Cooper of Wills Point; son, Billy Moore of Tyler; special friend, Edna Walker of Sulphur Springs; brother, Harley S. Moore of Cumby; grandchildren, Clinton Speed, Jonathan Moore and Mark Moore; great grandchildren, Slade Moore and Colton Moore.

  

He was preceded in death by son-in-law, Thomas Speed, brother, Hoyle Moore; sister, Alene Hana and grandson, Christopher Moore.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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C.D. Castleberry

Memorial service for C. D. Castleberry, 74, of Terrell, will be held Friday, February 7, 2014 at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Emory, at 2:00 pm.  

Mr. Castleberry passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at his residence.  He was born on June 14, 1939 to W. M.  and Maudie Polson Castleberry of Rockdale County, GA.  He married Laverne M. Morris and she preceded him in death in 2011.   C. D. was a Mercedes enthusiast and a salesman for Mercedes.  Mr. Castleberry was a wonderful husband and father.  He loved his family and cherished the time they spent together.  

Mr. Castleberry is survived by his Son:  Craig Castleberry and wife Amy of Plano; Daughters:  Dawn Castleberry, of Denver, CO,  and Melody Castleberry of Irving; Grandchildren:  Kristen Castleberry and Lane Castleberry;  Cousin: Gwen Bagley of Suwanee, GA.  Plus numerous other loving family and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and twin siblings at birth.

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

 

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W.D. "Red" Barnett

Masonic  Service for W.D “Red” Barnett, age 88, of Mt. Vernon, TX will be at 2:00 pm, Thursday, February 6, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Rev. Bruce Stinson officiating.

Visitation will be held from Noon till 1:00 pm Thursday, February 6, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.   

W.D. “Red” Barnett passed away Sunday, February 2, 2014 at Veterans Administration Hospital in Dallas. He was born in Hopkins County, TX on June 21, 1925 the son of John Robert and Eppie Nora Nichols Barnett.  He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was past Worshipful Master of Sulphur Springs Masonic Lodge #221.  He was a member of Central Baptist Church.   

Survivors include: Brother, Horace Ray Barnett of Mt. Vernon, two sisters, Lois Roberts of Italy, TX and Francine Clark of Garland, sister in law, Mary Frances Barnett of Sulphur Springs, and numerous nieces and nephews.  

Memorials may be made to Hopkins County Veterans Memorial or Central Baptist Church.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Leo John Wisniewski

Funeral Services for John Wisniewski, age 47, of Sulphur Springs will be at 10:00 am, Thursday, February 6, 2014 at Tapp Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tom Frisbie officiating.

Interment will follow in Restlawn Memorial Park with Kenneth Morgan, Lee King, Jessie King, David Dougan, and Bobby Yancy serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be held 6 till 8 pm, Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at Tapp Funeral Home.      

Leo John Wisniewski V passed away Sunday, February 2, 2014 at his residence. He was born in El Paso, TX on March 21, 1966 the son of Leo and Jeri Lanier Wisniewski IV. He married Deborah Ann Morgan in Sulphur Springs on October 23, 1998. He was the service Manager for Southwest Ford in Greenville. He served in the United States Air force and was of the Baptist faith.    

Survivors include: wife, Deborah Wisniewski of Sulphur Springs; sons, Leo John Wisniewski VI of Harker Heights and Zack Wisniewski of Nacogdoches; daughters, Angela Foster of Mustang, OK, Jacque Foster of Sulphur Springs and Kristy Foster of Paris; parents, Leo and Jeri Wisniewski IV of Sulphur Springs; brother, Tony Wisniewski of Kannapolis, North Carolina; and nine grandchildren.  

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Jacque Chester Waters

Funeral services for Jacqueline Lannette Waters, age 43, of Grand Prairie will be conducted at 12:00 noon, Saturday, February 8, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Naugle officiating. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 7, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Jacque passed away Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Texas Health Harris Methodist in Ft. Worth.  Jacque was born on August 12, 1970 in Honolulu, Hawaii the daughter of Joe and Uila (Jennings) Chester.  Jacque was a self-employed credit card processor and a member of Bent Tree Bible Fellowship Church. 

Jacque is survived by one daughter, Katerina Price and husband Jared of Sulphur Springs, brothers, Jeff Chester and wife Karla of Sulphur Springs, Jimmy Chester and wife Lisa of Sulphur Springs, James Chester and wife Marie of Kahului, Maui, Junior Chester and wife Shannon of Sulphur Springs and Jerry Chester and wife Kelly of Cooper, sister, Jo Lynn Chester of Green Bay, WI, grandchildren, Cade Price, Emme Price and the love of her life Mark Naugle. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Celia Waters and granddaughter, Presleigh Price.  Memorials may be made to Casa for Children.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Bill Stribling

Graveside funeral services for William "Bill" M. Stribling will be held on Tuesday, February 4, 2014, at 2:00 p.m., at Shooks Chapel Cemetery.

Mr. stribling was born on April 23, 1923, in Sulphur Springs, the son of William G. and Lucille Darby Stribling. He married Joyce Moore and she survives. He was a former teacher, principal, and superintendent in many local schools.

Other survivors include two sons, Danny M. Stribling and wife Linda, and William R. "Randy" Stribling; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Martha Stribling Johnson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

 

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Mary Cooke

Funeral service for Mary Derohn Cooke, 85, of Emory, were held Sunday, February 2, 2014 at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel at 3:00pm. 

Interment at Emory City Cemetery. 

Derohn passed away Friday, January 31, 2014 at the Senior Suite Care and Rehab in Emory.  She was born on February 12, 1928 to Thomas Elias and Cora Pugh Osborn in Fort Worth.  She married George Aaron Cooke on August 22, 1943; he preceded her in death in 1999.  Known as Dee Dee by her family, she was a loving homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She was a member of Emory Baptist Church.   

Mrs. Cooke is survived by her daughter:  Diane McCarty and husband, Hubert, of Ector; son:  Tommy Aaron Cooke and wife, Carla, of Emory; grandchildren:  Staci Barker, Tonja McCoy, Chris Fletcher, Todd Cooke, and Randa Ramsey; great-grandchildren:  Aaron, Tyson, Cannon, Ella, Dakota, Mackenzi, Makayla and Krista; great-great-granddaughters:  Kaselyn and Skylar; and numerous other loving family and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, grandson:  Shannon Cooke in 2000, and great-granddaughter:  Kayla Cooke in 2007.

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

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Elfreda White

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

Ms. White passed way on on Friday, January 31, 2014, at Heart Hospital in Plano.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Sallie Madena Moss

Funeral Services for Madena Moss, age 100, will be 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at Spence Chapel at First Baptist Church with Rev. Fred Lewis officiating.

Interment will follow in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cumby with Bryan Moss, Mason Moss, Ethan Moss, Milton Pound, Tony Chevalier, and John Faison serving as pallbearers.

No formal visitation.       

Sallie Madena Moss passed away Friday, January 31, 2014 at Carriage House Manor Nursing Home. She was born in Hopkins County, TX on September 2, 1913 the daughter of Dee Clinton and Lillian Hendrickson Faison. She married Marion D. Moss in Pickton, TX on August 18, 1937. He preceded her in death in January, 1968. She was a bookkeeper for Red Ball Freight, a cook for Hopkins County Memorial Hospital and ran a fabric store.  She was a member of First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs since 1952.      

Survivors include: son. Floyd Moss and wife, Wilma of Sulphur Springs; daughter, Lillian Pound of Sulphur Springs; brother, Rufus D. Faison of Port Orchard, WA; grandchildren, Bryan Moss, Rebecca Chevallier, Milton Pound, and Marion Fuller; four great grandchildren.   

She was preceded in death by parents, husband, Marion D. Moss, brothers, John Ole Faison and William Earl Faison.  

Memorial may be made to the First Baptist Church Mission Program or the food bank.  

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

 

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Lester Ray Wright

Funeral services for Lester Ray Wright, age 57, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with Tapp Funeral Home.

Mr. Wright passed away on Friday morning, January 31, 2014, at his residence.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

 

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Morris Hill

A Funeral service for Morris Allen Hill will be held at 3:00 p.m. Monday, February 3, 2014 at the Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Jimmy Henry and Gerald Heard officiating.

Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Chuck Edgar, Ed Robinson, James Calhoun, Glen Mattison, Richard Smith, and Brody Smith serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Cushman Club.

A visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, February 2, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

Morris Allen Hill passed away Friday, January 31, 2014 at LifeCare Hospital in Dallas. He was born on December 23, 1945 to Donald Edward Hill and Bessie (Wood) Hill in Commerce. He married Jill Young in Yantis on January 17, 1969; she survives. Mr. Hill retired from Covidien International where he served as a Mold Repairman. He was a member of Davis Street Baptist Church and the Texas National Guard. He served as the Area Director for the Cushman Club of Texas.

           

Other survivors include: daughter, Kristi Morrill and husband Chad, of Trophy Club; son, Alan Hill and wife Amanda, of Sulphur Springs; brothers, Willie Hill, of North Richland Hills and Thurman Hill, of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Tristan Fairchild, Bryson and Conner Morrill, and Clayton and Riley Hill.

           

He was preceded in death by his parents and step-father, Delmer Sheffield.

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

 

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Billy Whitson

Funeral Service for Billy Ray Whitson, age 60 of Sulphur Springs will be 2:00 pm, Monday, February 3, 2014 at Tapp Funeral Home Chapel.

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

Billy Ray Whitson passed away on Friday, January 31, 2014 at his residence. He was born in Red River County, TX on August 22, 1953 the son of James and Lou Ginn Whitson. He married Bessie Mae Steen in Sulphur Springs on July 2, 1999. She survives. He was of the Baptist faith.     

Survivors include: wife, Bessie Mae Whitson of Sulphur Springs; sons, Tyson Wright of Bogota, Chester Wright of AR, Corkey Wright of AR, Leasel “Bubba” Fields of Sulphur Springs; daughters, Tonya Wright of GA, Crystal Wright of GA, and Donna Fields of Marlin; brother, Jimmy Whitson of Sulphur Springs; twenty-two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.   

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Tommy Ginn, James Whitson, and Billy Gene Whitson.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Terry Lynn Stubblefield

Funeral Services for Terry Lynn Stubblefield, age 53,  of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, February 2, 2014  at First Baptist Church with Dr. David Hardage and Rev. Fred Lewis officiating.

Interment will follow in Restlawn Memorial Park with Bill Cobb, Matt Stubblefield, Chris Blanton, Robert Humphrey, Freddy Guante, and Richard Brantley serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home. 

Terry Lynn Stubblefield passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at his residence. He was born in Sulphur Springs, TX on January 16, 1961 the son of Roy Stubblefield, Jr. and Gerry Hardee Stubblefield. He was a Rancher-Cattleman and a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include: mother, Gerry Stubblefield of Sulphur Springs; two daughters, Ashley Lynn Stubblefield and Emilie Cae Stubblefield of Sulphur Springs; son, Justan Stubblefield of Sulphur Springs; brother, Jack Stubblefield of The Colony; grandchildren, Haygen Potts, Haddie Brantley and Kayden Burns; nephew,  Matt Stubblefield; and great-nephew, Brody Stubblefield.

He was preceded in death by his father; brother, Tony Roy Stubblefield and sister, Lisa Gail Stubblefield.

 Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Doris Ann Keadle

Funeral Services for Doris Ann Keadle, age 77, of Cumby will be 1:00 pm, Monday, February 3, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Bro. Wayne Darty officiating.

Interment will follow in the Long Cemetery with Tim Strickland, Eugene Skinner, Bobby Cash, Ronald Flecker, Mike Hasten, Bryan Steward, and Billy Scroggins will be serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held 6 till 8 pm, Sunday, February 2, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.      

Doris Ann Keadle passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. She was born in Dangerfield, TX on August 23, 1936 the daughter of Johnny and Elner Wood Wilson. She married James F. Keadle in Garland on February 4, 1966. He survives. She was a telephone operator for the City of Garland and of the Baptist faith.    

Survivors include: husband, James Keadle of Cumby, daughter, Donna Cozzens and husband, Jordan, of Cumby; nieces and nephews.   

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Don Wilson and Butch Wilson.   

Memorials may be made to the Cumby Masonic Lodge, P.O. Box 233, Cumby, TX 75433

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

 

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Butch Jones

Funeral services for Duane “Butch” Jones, age 75, of Campbell, TX, will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 1, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Pam Zolczer officiating. 

A Masonic graveside service will follow at Greenview Cemetery with Rodney Harred, Mike Eaves, Jacob Gowins, Josh Gowins, Kyle Smith, Toby Parker, Lee Grantham, and Brandon Alford serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Conner John, Alvis Alderman, Ted Oates, Weldon Wallace, and Don Morgan.

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

Mr. Jones passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at Mesquite Specialty Hospital in Mesquite.  Mr. Jones was born on February 17, 1938 in Dike, TX, the son of Grady and Oleta (Eppars) Jones.  He married Linda Kellum on June 17, 1960 in Dike, TX.  She survives.  Mr. Jones was a Fireman with the Dallas Fire Department for over 30 years.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #1367, built homes all over Hopkins County, raised horses and was a member of Campbell Methodist Church. 

In addition to his wife he is survived by one son, Keith Jones of Commerce, daughters, Gina Vittetoe Giles and husband Jamy of Commerce, Lisa Jones Gentry and James Keel of Bonham, brother-in-law, Terry Gregg of Sulphur Springs, sisters-in-law, Nina Alford and husband Bill of Sulphur Springs, Judith Gowins and husband James of Kaufman. Grandchildren, Casey Vittetoe Harrison and husband Phil of Ft. Worth, Jessica Jones of Galveston, Brody Vittetoe of Greenville, Molly Jones of Rustin, LA, and one great-grandchild, Evelyn Marie Jones of Galveston along with several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Judy Gregg, granddaughter, Stacy Nicole Vittetoe, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Joseph and Bobbie Cruse Kellum, son-in-law Jeff Vittetoe and daughter-in-law, Kelly Walker Jones. 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Nina Jordan

Funeral services for Nina Jordan, age 96, of Azle and formerly of Sulphur Springs, are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Ms. Jordan passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2014, at her residence.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Sharla Hodges

Memorial Service for Sharla Hodges, age 53 of Sulphur Springs will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at Spence Chapel of First Baptist Church with Rev. Fred Lewis officiating.

Visitation will be held one hour before the service at Spence Chapel.
     

Sharla Hodges passed away on Sunday, January 26, 2014 at Rock Creek Health and Rehab. She was born in Alexandria, LA on February 29, 1960 the daughter of Charles and Naomi Draughon Tolleson. She married Bill Hodges. He preceded her in death in 2004. She was a self-employed Business Computer Programmer and Consultant. She was member of First Baptist Church of Sulphur  Springs.
     

Survivors include: daughter, Kelli Hearne and husband, Ricky of Mansfield; step father, John Orr of Sulphur Springs; brothers, Scott Tolleson and wife, Brenda of Waskom, and Ricky Orr and wife, Kay of Sulphur Springs; sisters, Suzan Grabowski and husband, Richard of Flower Mound and Kathy Rudd and husband, Ronnie of Winnsboro, two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
   

Preceded in death by her mother, Naomi Tolleson Orr
  

Memorial may be made to Hunnington’s Disease Society of America at www.HDSA.org.
                             

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Lora Manico

Funeral services for Lora V. Manico, 87, of Garland, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 31, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Robert Barr officiating.

Interment will follow at Black Oak Cemetery with her grandsons serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held at 1:00 p.m. prior to service time.

Lora passed away on Monday, January 27, 2014 at Lake Pointe Medical Center in Rowlett. She was born on March 3, 1926 in Globe, AZ, the daughter of Ray and Hazel Jones McKinney. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Como. She worked for Sears for 15 years and was also a homemaker.

She is survived by son, Billy Dean Baker and wife Sara of Allen, daughter, Lynda Houston and husband William of Garland, grandchildren, Steven Ray Houston and wife Deborah, Laurie Lynn Catherwood and husband Larry, Paul Scott Houston and wife Marlana, Daniel Ross Houston and wife Alicia, Deana Lewis and husband Dan, David Baker and wife Misty, Rene Demeree and husband Michael, Tabathia Baker, Erin Baker, Andrew Baker and wife Pamela, 21 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Billy Jack Baker in 1981, Norman Manico in 1993, son, Neale Lynn Baker, daughter, Dianne Kay Baker, and brothers, Bobby Joe McKinney, Wayne Jones McKinney.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Alejandro Leal

Funeral services for Alejandro Leal, age 58, of Sulphur Springs, are pending at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Leal passed away Friday, January 24, 2014 at his residence.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Dennis Engle

 

Graveside Funeral Services for Dennis Engle, age 60 of Carrolton, will be held at 1:00 pm, Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at Weaver Cemetery.

Visitation will be held 10:00 am till 12:00 (noon) at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.       

Dennis Engle passed Saturday, January 25, 2014 at his residence in Carrolton. He was born in Dallas, TX on May 6, 1953, the son of Herbert and Phelma McMahan Engle.  He married Janie Lynn Farrar in Dallas on January 16, 1988. She survives. He retired from the Auto Glass Business and was of the Baptist faith.      

Survivors include: his wife, Janie Engle of Carrolton; mother, Phelma Young of Dallas; sons, Alan Simonton of Dallas, and Aaron Simonton of Brooklyn, NY; grandchildren, Caitlynne Simonton, Lucas Simonton, and Gracie Simonton.      

He was preceded in death by his father, and sister, Laura Engle.  

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Gladys Mae Long

Gladys Mae Long, age 82, of Sulphur Springs passed away Thursday, January 23, 2014 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.  Mrs. Long was born on April 28, 1931 in Flatonia, TX, the daughter of Charles and Emma (Hrncir) Darilek.  She was married to Harry E. Long and he preceded her in death.  Mrs. Long worked as an office administrator in sales and was a member of St. James Catholic Church. 

She is survived by her sister, Irene Dietzel of Sulphur Springs, nieces, Donna Poteet of Miller Grove, Charlotte Freeland of Carrollton, nephew Tom Svatek of Seguin as well as several nieces and nephews. 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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George Dorner

Funeral Services for George Dorner, age 71, of Sulphur Bluff  will be at 2:00 pm, Monday, January 27, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ed Dodd and Rev. Debbie Rigsby officiating.

Interment will follow in the Sulphur Bluff Cemetery with Jimmy Dale Fite, Tony Moore, Danny Ragsdale, Pee Wee Bassham, Fred Fielden, and Robbie Bland serving as pallbearers.  Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Sulphur Bluff Coffee Drinkers, Sulphur Bluff Masonic Lodge     # 246 & Eastern Star, Sulphur Bluff school kids, and Volunteer Fire Departments.

Visitation will be 6 till 8 pm, Sunday, January 26, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.           

George  Dorner passed away Friday, January 24, 2014 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. He was born in Sulphur Bluff on September 29, 1942, the son of Joe Denver and Sybil Hankins Dorner. He married Patricia Ann Chester in Sulphur Bluff on May 31, 1963. She survives.  George was a member of the Sulphur Bluff Methodist Church and  past worshipful master of Sulphur Bluff Masonic Lodge # 246, Past Patron of the order of the Eastern Star,  and Charter member of the Sulphur Bluff Volunteer Fire Department.      

Survivors include: wife, Patricia Dorner of Sulphur Bluff; sons, Timmy Dorner and wife, Veronica of Campbell, and Brian Dorner and wife, Dana of Dike; daughter, Karen Powers and husband, D.J. of  Sulphur Bluff; brothers, Billy Joe Dorner of Dike, and Bert Dorner of Sulphur Bluff; sister, Delores Bassham of Sulphur Bluff; Grandchildren, Rebecca Bible, Nathan Dorner, Sarah Dorner, Amanda Knowles, Landon Dorner, Tori Dorner, Ann Marie  Dorner, Kaci Powers, and Hunter Powers; great grandchildren, Payton Knowles and Noah Hall.   

He was preceded in death by sister, Imogene Arthur.                                                  

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

 

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Richard Wakeman

Funeral services for Richard Wakeman, age 73 of Sulphur Springs will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, January 26, 2014 at League Street Church of Christ with Hansen Wakeman and Jerry Savage officiating.

Military graveside under the direction of the Hopkins County Military Coalition will follow in the Shooks Chapel Cemetery with Kevin Penson, Joe Anderson, Gary Williams, Jesse Nance, Steve Littlefield, and Jeff Carpenter serving as pallbearers. Grandsons will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Visitation will be held 6 till 8 pm, Saturday January 25, 2104 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.   

Richard Wakeman passed away on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 in Sulphur Springs from injuries from an auto accident. He was born in Overton, TX on December 27, 1940, the son of David N. Wakeman, Sr. and Edna Trammell Wakeman.  He married Linda Anderson; she preceded him in death in 1997. He later married Shirley Huffstuttler.  He served in the United States Army and was a self employed Carpet Installer.

Survivors include: his wife, Shirley Wakeman of Sulphur Springs; daughters, Wende Wakeman of The Woodlands, Sonya Smith & husband, Carl of Sulphur Springs, and Elaine Merrell & husband, Doug of  Sulphur Springs; sons, Hansen Wakeman & wife, Candes and Calvin Robinson of Sulphur Springs; brothers, Raymon Wakeman of Coffee City and David N. Wakeman, Jr. of Pensacola, FL; fifteen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Linda Wakeman.  

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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DENISE HESTAND-MATHENY


TIOGA – Visitation services for Denise Hestand-Matheny, 50, will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2014, at the Meador Funeral Home in Whitesboro, Texas from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

She passed away on January 22, 2014 in Denton, Texas at Denton Regional Hospital

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She is survived by her children: Heath Arrington of Tioga; Jacob Arrington of Sulphur Springs; Nathasha Lange of Gainesville; Jamye Arrington of Tioga; grandchildren: Cloe Skipworth of Gunter; Justin Matheny of Tioga; Quesyn Matheny of Tioga; and in the future, Jax Arrington; her brothers: Douglas Hestand, Jr. of Tioga; Chuck Hestand of Tioga; and Howard Hestand of Tioga; sisters: Belinda Hestand of Sanger; and Michelle Hestand of Tioga; her father, Douglas Hestand, Sr. of Tioga; and numerous nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her mother, Sharon Hestand; and her niece, Christine Hestand.

Arrangements are with Meador Funeral Home in Whitesboro.

 

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Rann L. Fox

Visitation services for Rann L. Fox, age 56, of Cooper, formerly of Sulphur Springs, will be held 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, January 23, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Fox passed away Saturday, January 18, 2014 at his residence. He was born in Longview on October 29, 1957 the son of Larry H & Bobbie Fox.

Survivors include: sister, Robin Fox Minyard Williams; aunt, Martha Fox; niece, Lori Martin; nephew, Cody Minyard; longtime companion, Donna Jackson; grandnephews & grandnieces.

He was preceded in death by: his parents; sister, Tammy Lea Fox; brother, Rodd L. Fox; grandparents, Weldon & Gladys Fox and Ed & Iva Hollowell.                

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

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Mary Ellen Joslin

Graveside Services for Mary Ellen Joslin, age 75, of Sulphur Springs will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 24, 2014 at Tira Cemetery with Rev. Edgar Clements officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Jacob McGary, Donny McGary, Travis Booth, Billy Fouse, Tony Giles, Clint Booth, Jacob George, and Daniel Williamson. Visitation will be 10:00 am till noon on Friday, January 24, 2014 at the Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.      Mary Ellen Joslin passed away on Monday, January 20, 2014 at The Cottages @ Carriage House Manor Nursing and Rehab. She was born in Caddo Mills on June 6, 1938 the daughter of Bascom Norris and Rosie Pauline Greer Lunsford. She married Floyd Louise Joslin in Dike on May 14, 1955. She was of the Baptist faith and retired certified Nurse Aid.     Survivors include: husband, Floyd Joslin of Sulphur Springs; daughters, Joan Booth of Sulphur Springs, Rox Anne Ennis & husband, David of Pickton, Debra McGary& husband, Donny of Sulphur Springs; sons, Roger Joslin of Sulphur Springs and Malcolm Joslin & wife, Tiffany of Sulphur Springs; sisters, Bettie Stacks of Mt. Pleasant and Margaret McCoy of Sulphur Springs; brother, Billy Lunsford of Sulphur Bluff; grandchildren, Cheryl Vargas, Clint Booth, Ceara George, Luke Hathcoat, Renaye Hathcoat, Brandy Clark, Doni Rae Giles, Stephanie Williamson, Jacob McGary, Landon Joslin, Morgan Joslin, Kenden Joslin, Jaidyn Joslin; twenty-five great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother, Gilbert Lunsford.                                    

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Mary McKeever

Funeral services for Mary Ruth McKeever, age 91, of Sulphur Springs will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday January 24, 2014 at Tapp Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Brent Barry officiating.  

Interment will follow in Restlawn Memorial Park with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held one hour before the service on Friday, January 24, 2014 at the funeral home.       

Mary Ruth McKeever passed away Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at Rock Creek Health and Rehab.  She was born in Franklin County, TX on March 17, 1922 the daughter of James Ottis and Macie Bell Hegler. She married R.D. McKeever in Mt. Vernon, Tx in 1953. He preceded her in death in 1986.  She retired from the Crawford’s Vision Center and was member of the Union Baptist Church.       

Survivor include: niece, Elaine Cox and husband, Ben of Saltillo; two great-nieces and two great-nephews; great-great nieces and nephews.       

She was preceded in death by her parents, and sister, Lucile Patrick.  

Services are under the direction of Tapp Funeral Home.  

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Helen Clifton

Funeral service for Helen Lou Clifton will be held, Friday, 2:00 pm, January 24, 2014 at the Emory Baptist Church. 

Burial will follow at Dunbar Cemetery.  Rev. Joe Perkins and Bro. Robert burns will officiate. 

Visitation will be 6-8 pm, Thursday eveining January 23, 2014 at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel.

Helen Lou Clifton, age 75 of Emory, died at Hunt Regional Healthcare in Greenville on Tuesday, January 21, 2014.  She was born May 21, 1938, in Emory, to Archie Buck and Julia Rae Latham Palmore.  Helen married her soul mate Robby O’Daniel Clifton in Dallas on July 2, 1955, and they were married for 58 wonderful years.  Helen was a member of Emory Baptist Church where she and Robby attended the Sword of the Spirit Sunday School Class.  She worked as an administrative assistant in the banking industry for many years, followed by working some 8-10 years as a secretary for the Rains County District Clerk’s office.  She was a member of the Rains County Garden Club and she loved doing arts and crafts.  In their later years she and Robby worked together making & painting woodcrafts.  They always traveled together in their RV going to many large craft shows on the “Biggest Little Show in Texas” crafting circuit, where they would set up their booth and sell their crafts.  She loved her children and grandchildren and she will be greatly missed.    

Survivors: 

Husband: Robby Clifton of Emory

Sons: Marshall Clifton (Michelle) of Emory and

Tony Clifton (Sandy) of Waxahachie

Daughter: Paula Brown (Weldon) of Carl Junction, MO

Brothers: Archie Palmore (Ann) of Mesquite and

Jackie Palmore (Karen) of Irving

Sister: Cindy Palmore of Emory

Grandchildren: Samantha, Malorie, Robbie Lee, Brandon, Candace, Keirken and Jensen

Great-Grandchildren: Hayden, Colton, Marlie, Skylar, baby on the way, Alyssa, Alexis, Bobbie Lee, Jr., Mason, baby on the way, Logan and Layla

Numerous other loving family and friends

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Anna Pearl Moody

Funeral Service for Anna Pearl Moody will be Thursday, 2:00 pm January 23, 2014 at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. 

Burial will follow at Smyrna Cemetery. 

Visitation will be 1 hour prior to service 1:00 to 2:00 pm.  

Anna Pearl Moody, age 78 of Emory,  died on  Monday, January 20, 2014, at Rockwall Senior Care Center.  She was born May 31, 1935, in Aubrey, to Elzia Eugene and Verna Thelma Gregory Kirby.  Anna married Riley Gordon Moody in Lafayette, AR on November 18, 1951.  They enjoyed spending time together dancing and having fun.  They were married 60 plus years.  She worked in retail sales for many years with Gibson’s and Howard’s Department Stores.  She always enjoyed reading good

romance and mystery novels in her free time and she could also be considered a movie buff.  Anna had a heart for ALL children, not just her own, and she gave herself  unconditionally for them by being a Foster Mom for

troubled teens in both TX and LA.  She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren and she will be greatly missed.

Survivors include:

Son:  Michael Gordon Moody of Rowlett

Daughters:  Theresa Ann Joesting of Rockwall and

Kara Stevens (Randy) of Royse City

Brothers:  Charles Henry Kirby of Arp, Edward Eugene Kirby of Emory, and Jack Shockey of Dallas

Grandchildren:  Sean Michael Moody, Carrie Ann

Holtzclaw, David Levi Stevens, Daniel Martin Stevens

Great-Grandchildren:  Cody, Alexis, Lauren, Addison, Hallelujah, Selah, and Elijah

Step-mother:  Mary Kirby

Numerous other loving family and friends.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, and Husband in 2012

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Lloyd Dean Newman

Lloyd Dean Newman, 62, of Campbell, Texas made his trip to Heaven to be with his Lord on Monday morning, January 20, 2014. Lloyd Dean was born on March 30, 1951 in Ft. Worth, Texas to Lloyd Ray Newman and Juanita Cozene Duncan.

On March 25, 1977, Lloyd Dean married Bonnie Colette Dodd Newman of Klondike. During their almost 37 years of marriage they became the parents of a daughter Jessica Lynn Newman Duckworth and husband Jonathan of Cooper and a son Brandon Lane Newman and wife Melissa Reeves Newman of Whitburn West Lothian Scotland. These children blessed the Newman’s with five grandchildren. Jonathan and Jessica Duckworth had EmmaLee Christina Duckworth, Samuel Troy Dean Duckworth and Lillee Ann Kate Duckworth.of Cooper. Brandon and Melissa had Haley DeNae Newman and Alexis Laine Newman of Scotland.

Lloyd Dean was a draftsman by trade and served about 20 years as a Deacon in his church. Lloyd Dean is survived by his wife, his children, grandchildren, his mother Cozene Newman, a sister Lynette Alafonzo and husband John and a sister Teresa Thorwald and husband Jon all of Quitman.

Visitation will be from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 24, 2014. The funeral will be on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Jones-Walker and Son funeral home in Commerce, Texas. Rev. Kyle Bateman, Rev, Jerry Wilkerson and Rev. Danny Alexander will be officiating.

Interment will follow in Humboldt Cemetery, Campbell, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Jack Newman, Darrell Butler, Dale Owens, Billy Wilks, Sid Davis and Chris Boggs.

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

 

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Boyd Long

Boyd Long, age 98, of Wolfe City, Texas died on Monday, January 20, 2014 at the Overton Healthcare Center in Overton. He was born on August 25, 1915 in Miller Grove, Texas to Felix and Mary Purden Long. He Married Vera M. Bridges in Brashear on March 18, 1936.

Mr. Long was of the Baptist Faith and was a long time Auto Mechanic in Bonham, Commerce, Sulphur Springs and Wolfe City.  He was an avid fiddle player, playing with his nephews and friends at area nursing home and senior dances.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 2:00 P. M. at the Miller Grove Cemetery in Miller Grove, Texas with Brother Tim Hearn officiating.  

He is survived by three nephews Dennis Long of Arkansas, Kenneth Long of Arlington, and Billy Long of Wolfe City.   

He is preceded in death by his wife of 74 years Vera Long, his parents, three nieces Ina Compton, Betty Franks, and Nell Bartley.

 

R. W. Owens & Son Funeral Home in Wolfe City, Texas in charge of funeral arrangements.

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Vallie McElvy

Graveside services will be held at Greenview cemetery, 10 AM.  Sat. Jan. 25 2014.  Rev. Paul Bailey officiating.

Vallie McElvy, age 92, of Sulphur Springs passed away Wednesday evening, December 25, 2013 at Carriage House Manor.  She was born in Cumby on January 7, 1921, the daughter of Clyde Ferguson and Lovie Mayes Ferguson.  She married Newman L. McElvy.  He preceded her in death in 1963.  She was a retired telephone operator and she was of the Baptist faith.

           

Survivors include:  two sons, Larry McElvy and wife Ann  of Greenville and Eddie McElvy and wife F.E. of Tyler; two brothers, Jack Ferguson of Arlington and Johnny Ferguson of Miller Grove; three sisters, Mary Lou Aiken of Miller Grove, Ruby Long of Ft. Worth and Bonnie Callan of Mesquite; grandchildren, Brian McElvy, Jana McElvy, Andrea Umlauf, Jennifer Fults, Andrew Foxwell  and Callie Pollock and great-grandchildren, Kennedy Foxwell, Presley Foxwell, Arin Umlauf, Allison Umlauf, Macie Fults and Payton Fults.

           

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

 

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Gonzalo Hernandez

Memorial Service for Gonzalo Hernandez, age 63 of Sulphur Springs will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, January 24, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Fernando Aguilar officiating.    

Gonzalo Hernandez passed away Sunday, January 19, 2014 at Sunny Springs Nursing and Rehab. He was born in Gomez Palacio Ogo, Mexico on January 10, 1951 the son of Hilari Vargas and Asencion Hernandez. He was a retired construction worker.  

Survivors include: brothers, Alfonso Vargas of Como, Ramon Hernandez of Sulphur Springs, and Cesario Vargas of Mexico; sister, Martha Hernandez of Mexico and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Madeline Zahrt

Funeral services for Madeline Zahrt, of Winnsboro, are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Ms. Zarht passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014, at her residence.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Cassie Mae Clayton

 

Funeral services for Cassie Mae Clayton, age 91, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at St. Luke Baptist Church with Troy L. Young officiating. 

Interment will follow at St. Luke Cemetery with Samuel Wright, Charles Clayton, Harry Washington, Jacob Lewis, Lloyd Lewis, Jr., and Darial Epting serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons. 

There will be no formal visitation. 

Mrs. Clayton passed away Saturday, January 18, 2014 at her residence.  Mrs. Clayton was born on July 22, 1922 in Sulphur Springs, the daughter of Chester Arthur and Josie Mae (Bell) Lewis.  She married Elgie Clayton, Sr. on November 27, 1943 and he preceded her in death on January 31, 1995.  She was a homemaker and a member of St. Luke Baptist Church. 

She is survived by four daughters, Cassie Edwards and husband Billy Sr., Cynthia Perry and husband Charles, Donna Washington, and Teresa Nelson and husband Alton all of Sulphur Springs, TX, four sons, Vernon Clayton of Tyler, TX, Elgie Clayton, Jr. and wife Bonnie, Jerry Clayton both of Emory, TX, and Paul Clayton of Sulphur Springs, 27 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild, one sister Eleanor Clay of Tyler, TX, one brother, Lloyd Lewis, Sr. of Dallas, TX and a host of nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, two grandchildren, Daniel Edwards and Brian Clayton,  three great-grandchildren, Caleyah Harris, Quinton Edwards and Amaya Edwards, five sisters, Patsy Lewis, Murdie Wright, Jessie Mae Epting, Ruth Scruggs and Loretta Murphy, six brothers, Samuel, Henry, Allen Ray, Hershel, Booker T. and Chester Lewis Jr., one step-sister, Zora Barnes.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Myrna Pinkham

Funeral Services for Myrna Pinkham of Sulphur Springs will be held at 10:00 am Tuesday in the Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. 

Graveside services will be held 2:00pm Tuesday at Roselawn Cemetery in Seagoville. 

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Monday at the Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Walton Oran Mitchell

Funeral services for Walton Oran Mitchell, age 79, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Rawlinson and Rev. Mike Easson officiating. 

Interment will follow at Lone Star Cemetery in Clarksville with Clay Mitchell, Cole Mitchell, Bo Potts, Wade Juarez, Bill Dufrene, Chris Kinworth, Keith Cole and Albert Cline.  Honorary pallbearers will be Pat Potts, Harold Deaton, Ronny Glossup, Gene Barnett, Roger Maynard, Buck Fleet, R. L. Wright and Earl Gaddy. 

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

Mr. Mitchell passed away Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab.  Mr. Mitchell was born on July 17, 1934 in Sulphur Bluff the son of Arthur Milton and Sarah Viola (Rawlinson) Mitchell.  He married Janice Byers on May 4, 1957 in Red River County.  She preceded him in death.   Mr. Mitchell was a dozer operator and a member of Martin Springs Baptist Church. 

He is survived by sons, W. O. Mitchell, Jr., of Sulphur Bluff, John Mitchell and wife Laura of Pickton, daughters, Anida Reed and husband Greg of Como, Eva Froneberger and husband Johnny of Sulphur Springs, sister, Margaret Wassom  and husband Jerry,  grandchildren, Wade Juarez and wife Olivia, Holly Allen and husband Tim, Melinda Juarez, Micca Sheedy, Ashley Sheedy, Carmen  Dufrene and husband Bill, Courtney Mitchell, Clay Mitchell, Katie Kinworthy and husband Chris, Amanda Sharper and husband Ryan, Cole Mitchell and Lyndee Mitchell, 14 great-grandchildren.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Arthur Mitchell, Everett Mitchell, Otis Mitchell and wife Norene, Alton Mitchell, Clarence Mitchell and wife Doris, Archie Mitchell and wife Shirley, Harold Mitchell and Edwin Mitchell, sister, Lois Davidson, Mildred Lewis, Lolly Caperton and husband Wayne, daughter-in-law Angie Mitchell. 


Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Bonnie Tassone

 

Graveside Services for Bonnie Jo Tassone were held Monday, January 20, 2014, at 1:00 p.m., at Yantis City Cemetery with Rev. Jimmy Henry conducting the services.  

She was born April 29, 1963 to James W. and Rachel E. (Hooker) Morgan in Dallas, Texas. Mrs. Tassone passed away peacefully, with her two daughters by her side, January 15, 2014, after a two year battle with cancer, in Harris County, Texas. An inspiring soul with a heart the size of Texas. As a mother she exalted kindness, perseverance, and forgiveness. Ever reminding to always be grateful for what you have in lieu of the things you want. Her love of life transpired into her interest of gardening. It takes patience and love to grow something beautiful from a seed. And that was how she approached all facets of life. Her daughters and granddaughter Aaliyah meant the world to her. She will be dearly missed and never forgotten.   

She is survived by mother, Rachel Morgan, daughters, Jimmie Sutherland and husband Darren of Houston and Cathleen Arnold and husband Frank also of Houston, two brothers, Randy Morgan and Walter Morgan.  One sister, Jammie Fenimore of Yantis and granddaughter Aaliyah Silva of Houston, one nephew and three nieces, also surviving is long- time companion, Tim Tassone.  

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Bobby Lowe

Funeral services for Bobby Wayne Lowe, age 54,  of Saltillo will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Tapp  Funeral Home Chapel with Lovie Moss officiating. 

No formal visitation.   

Bobby Wayne  Lowe passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at his residence. He was born in Dallas, TX on September 19, 1959 the son of Dan Moody and Catherine Hale Lowe. He married Angela Noble in Mt. Vernon on July 4, 1989. She survives.    

Other survivors include: two daughters, April Wooten of Paris and Lovie Moss of Mt. Vernon; sisters, Suzi Henderson and husband, Ed of Dallas, and Dani Campbell of Greenville; grandchildren, Kayla Wooten, Keondre Wilkerson, Keaton Wilkerson, Dathan Pepper, Kerry-Ann Bailey, and Jude Grigsby.    

He was preceded in death by his parents    

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Apolinar Torres

Funeral Services for Apolinar Posadas Torres, age 34, of Sulphur Springs will be at 1:00 pm, Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Interment will follow in the IOOF Cemetery in Sulphur Springs serving as pallbearers will be Serjio Posadas Torres, Jose Delores Posadas Torres, Filimon Posadas, Silvina Ban uelos, Maria Posadas, Lionzon Garicia.

Visitation will be 6 till 8 pm , Friday, January 17, 2014 at Murray- Orwosky  Funeral Home.        

Apolinar Posadas Torres passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler. He was born in Terrero de Posadas, Mexico on July 23, 1979 the son of Eleno Posadas and Paula Torres.  He was a Horse Rancher and attends the St James Catholic Church.    

Survivors include:  brothers:  Jose Delores Posadas Torres, Genaro Posadas Torres, Gonzalo Posadas Torres, Sixto Posadas Torres, Antolin Posadas Torres, Epifanio Posadas Torres, Serjio Posadas Torres, Jose Jose Posadas Torres, and Justino Posadas Torres; sisters, Elena Pasados Torres, Alberta Posadas Lozano, Jova Posadas Torres, Francisca Posadas Torres, and Petra Posadas Torres.   

He was preceded in death by his Parents.  

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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John Williams

Funeral services for John Steven Williams, 63, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 18, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Sickles officiating.

Interment will follow at South Liberty Cemetery with Gerald White, Preston Boles, Joe Nickerson, Wesley Williams, Jimmy J. Williams, and Phillip Williams serving as pallbearers.

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

Steve passed away on January 13, 2014. He was born on May 6, 1950 in Dallas, TX, the son of John Phillip and Georgia Bell Raines Williams.

He is survived by his mother, sons, John H. Williams and wife Yvette of Sulphur Springs, Tony Williams and wife Denise of Pickton, Kevin Williams and wife Elizabeth of Springfield, MO, sister, Carol Burkett of Waco, brother, Jimmy Williams and wife Rhonda of Sulphur Springs, grandchildren, Geoffrey Black of Sherman, Ashley Black of Whitewright, Wesley Williams and wife Shelby of Dike, Blake Williams, Lydia and Willie Black all of Sulphur Springs, Jessica and Jordan Williams of Pickton, Donovan, Alivia, Victoria, and Lillian Williams all of Springfield, MO, two great-grandchildren, uncle, George and wife Virginia Williams of Paris, as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, brother-in-law, Gerald Burkett, and niece, Jenny Taylor.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to be made to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Victor Cosme, Jr.

 

Funeral services for Victor Manuel Cosme, Jr., age 61, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 21, 2014,  at First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs,  with Max Cosme and Bro. Bruce Stinson officiating.

Military graveside honors will be held at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Department is providing the Honor Guard which consists of Tony Crouse, Corley Weatherford, Koby Hume, Walt Kimmel, Wade Sheets, Brad Cumming, and Gary McLarry.

Visitation will be from 2:00 until 9:00 p.m., Monday, January 20, 2013, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Cosme, a retired member of the Hopkins County Sheriffs Office, passed away on January 11, 2014, at the Veterans Administration Hospital. He was born on April 8, 1952 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, the son of Maximino Cosme and Aurea Alicea. He was of the Protestant Faith. He served in the United States Marines for 22 years. Victor worked as a Sheriff’s Deputy at Hopkins County Sheriff’s Department and retired as Sergeant after 20 years. He was also a huge proponent of the Dare Program.

He is survived by his mother, sons, Victor Cosme, Jr. of New York, Kristopher Cosme of Ohio, Max Cosme of Sulphur Springs, Miguel Cosme of Sulphur Springs, granddaughter, Emma Cosme of San Antonio, sisters, Lillian Escobar of Sulphur Springs, Nilda Cosme of New York, Clara Cosme of New York, and Maria Cosme of New York as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Carl Young

"Carl" Clif Gary Young, 61, of Emory, passed away at his home Thursday morning.  Carl was born in Sweetwater, TX on May 8, 1952 to Carl Garner Young, Sr. & Mickey Dodds Young.  He married Denise Robison in Rockwall on December 10, 1982.  They were married 31 years.  During his working career he worked as an Automotive Technician.    

He is survived by his wife:  Denise; daughter:  Janie Eastland of Sacramento, CA; sons:   Joseph Eastland of Dallas; Neil Young (Carrie) of Emory; and Kevin Young of Emory; mother:  Mickey Young of Dallas; grandchildren:  Caleb, Desmond, Peyton, Justin, Chaine, Vally, Ian, Isaac, Alexis, Alyssa, Austin, Ashton, and Joseph; numerous other loving family and friends.

He was preceded in death by:  father; 2 brothers:  Larry Young and Jimmy Young.

Private memorial service is pending with the family.

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

 

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Joyce Williams

Graveside service for Joyce Williams, age 75, of Emory, will be held Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, 2:00 pm, at Lake Fork Cemetery. Rev. Trey Smith will officiate. 

Visitation will be from 12:30 til 1:30 pm, same day, at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mrs. Williams died at her home, Monday evening. She was born March 10, 1933, in Chicago, IL, to Walter and Margaret Harris Subin. She married M.E. Williams on Nov. 1, 1957.  He preceded her in death just 11 days ago on Jan. 2, 2014.  They shared some 56 years of happy life together. She was a homemaker and attended Lake Fork Baptist Church.

Survivors include: Sons:  Bill Williams (Sally) of Forney Bobby Williams (Virginia) of Grand Prairie Benny Williams (Joy) of Emory Barry Williams (Dani) of Grand Prairie Grandchildren:  Bill Miles, Merrett, Marcy, Jenna, Jeremy, Trey; Monica, Mariah, and Montana,  Great-grandchildren:  7

She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband; 1 sister, and 2 brothers   

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

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Homer Brantley

Funeral services for Home Brantley, age 84, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Brantley passed away on Monday morning, January 13, 2014, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Aubrey Smith

Funeral services for Aubrey Smith, age 67, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 18, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home with pastor Willis Taylor officiating. 

Interment will follow Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Ivan Wright, Kenneth Wright, Oscar Thomas, L. G. Fountain, David Johnson and Andrew Wright serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Daymon Nash, Tyler Ivery, Zane Sims, David Cambell, Adonis Thomas, Zylan Fobbs and Douglas Deloney.   

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

Aubrey passed away Monday, January 13, 2014 at his residence.  He was born on November 18, 1946 in Rains County the son of Robert smith and Loutisha (Jackson) McMillan.  He married Annie Thomas in June of 1967.  She survives.  Aubrey worked at Cabbel’s Trucking for 10 years and retired from Farmers Coop. 

In addition to his wife he is survived by three daughters, Kim Hearne and husband David, Caran Ivery, Uronda Deloney and husband Curtis, one son, Tony Thomas and wife Shevele, sisters, Gwen Savage and husband Troy, Linda Boyce, Janie Stenline, Johnnie Newhouse, Florstine Kanagae, brothers, Apostle Dwight Smith, Paul Smith and wife Sandra. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Robert Smith, Charles Smith, sisters, Barbara Hunter and Ernsteen Heath. 

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Mary Madeline Goldsmith

Funeral services for Mary Madeline Goldsmith, age 78, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Goldsmith passed away on Friday, January 10, 2014, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Tedd Madden

Funeral services for Ted Madden, age 84, of Yantis, are pending with West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Madden passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2014, at his residence.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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B.C. Green


Funeral service for Buford Clinton “B.C.” Green, Jr., 61, of Dike, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, January 13, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ron Smedley officiating.

Military graveside honors by the Hopkins County Military Coalition will follow at Rockdale Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, January 12, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Green passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born on June 5, 1952 in Hopkins County, the son of Buford Clinton, Sr. and Eilean Hamrick Green. He married Barbara Anderson Green on December 15, 1969 in Sulphur Springs, TX. She survives. He served in the National Guard and was self-employed.

In addition to his wife he is also survived by, sons, Shane Green of Dike, Shawn Green of Sulphur Springs, Kevin Green of Sulphur Bluff, brother, Timmy Green and wife Kim of Yantis, sisters, Margaret Moore and husband Tommy of Sulphur Springs, Nelda Green of Sulphur Springs, Dora Patterson and husband Harland of Sulphur Springs, grandchildren, Kyle and Katie Green, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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David Leon Thomas

  

Funeral Service for David Leon Thomas, 62, of Sulphur Springs will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 14,2014 at MLK Church of Christ, with Brother A. R. Thompsonpastor and officiant.

  

With Reginald Thomas, Mario Thomas, Michael Kendricks, Vic Johnson,Chris Ivery and Prince Beachum serving as pallbearers.

  

Viewing with no formal visitation will be held Monday, January 13 at Mason & Mason Mortuary.

David Leon Thomas. died Monday, January 6, 2014 at his residence. David Leon Thomas was born September 16, 1951 in Sulphur Springs to Goldie Mae Goodson Thomas and Leon Thomas.  Both parents preceded him in death.

   Mr. Thomas attended Douglas High School in Sulphur Springs.. Mr. Thomas retired from VFW after 26 years of service.

  

David Leon Thomas leaves to cherish his memories:  one daughter, Lakeisa Thomas; two sisters, Gail Washington and Sharon Thomas Hill; two brothers, Jimmy Joe Gordon and Don Roby Thomas; one grandson, Jodice Macon; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.



Arrangements are with Mason & Mason Mortuary.

 

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Rosetta Lucas

  

A funeral service for Rosetta Lucas, age 93, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at South Liberty Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 12, 2014, with Rev. Robert Burns officiating. 

Interment will follow at South Liberty Cemetery, with Johnathon Gammill, Brian Ridling, Chad Suttle, J. W. Ragan, Wayne Allison and  Marron Allison serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be James Birchfield, Tim Potts, Milten Ragan, Colton Burns, Collin Burns and Howard Birchfield. 

Visitation will be held one hour before the service (1:00 p.m.)            

Rosetta Lucas passed away at Carriage House Manor Monday evening, January 6, 2014.    

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

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Bobby Frank Schrode

Graveside services for Bobby Frank Shrode, age 66, of Abilene will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 12, 2014 at Nelta Cemetery. 

There will be no formal visitation. 

Mr. Shrode passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.  Mr. Shrode was born on November 14, 1947 in Hopkins County the son of Ernest Howard and Gladys (Leewright) Shrode.  Mr. Shrode worked as a handyman most of his life. 

He is survived by one brother, Mike Shrode of Spearman, TX along with numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, W. H. “Dub” Shrode, two sisters, Sybil Armstrong and Nell Wilcox. 


Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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James Ronald Hinze

A funeral mass of Christian Burial for James Ronald Hinze, 84, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 12 noon, Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at Calvary Hill Chapel in Dallas, TX.

Burial will follow at Calvary Hill cemetery.

Rosary will be held at 6:00 p.m., Monday, January 13, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Hinze passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born on January 6, 1930 in Waco, TX the son of Alvin and Zelma (Steely) Hinze. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church, was a college professor, and also taught at Bishop Lynch Schools.

He is survived by sister, Beverly Lassberg, nieces, Colette Prudhomme, Suzanna Jones, and nephews, Curt Lassberg, and Eric Lassberg. He was preceded in death by his parents.


Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Lavona Teer Qualls

  

A memorial  service for Lavona Teer Qualls, age 72, of  Sulphur  Springs will be conducted at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel,  at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 11, 2014 with Bro. BJ Teer and Bro. Lloyd Cashion officiating.

 No formal visitation is scheduled.            

Lavona Teer Qualls passed away Sunday morning at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born on July 17, 1941 in Hopkins County, TX the daughter of George Richard and Nettie Jnowski Teer. She married Lee Qualls in Dallas, TX on October 12, 1973. He preceded her in death in 2005. She retired from the County of Dallas and was of the Baptist faith.      

Survivors include: brothers, Valton Teer and wife, Merlene of Como, and Harold and wife, Marlena  of Mena, AR; sister, Betty Gonzalez and husband, Manuel of Alexandria, VA ; and several nieces and nephews.   

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Dorothy Jean Starrett, and Billie Jo Teer.      

Memoriasl can be made to Black Oak Cemetery.

 

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

 

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Ken Griggs

A memorial service for Ken Griggs, age 56, of Point, will be conducted at The Way Bible Church at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, January 9, 2014, with Dr. Joel Tiemeyer and Mitch Griggs officiating. 

No formal visitation is scheduled.

           

Ken Griggs passed away at Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler Monday morning, January 6, 2014.  He was born in Sulphur Springs October 2, 1957, the son of Howard Griggs and Sharon Payne Griggs.  He married Sherry Lee Greenlaw in Greenville July 12, 2006; she survives.  He was a retired tool builder for E Systems and a member of N.R.A. and Corvette Club.

           

Other survivors include:  his mother, Sharon Griggs of Sulphur Springs; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Robert and Patricia Greenlaw; two daughters, Leah Sparks and husband Jared of Longview and Dawn Gomez and husband Eddie of Sulphur Springs; two brothers, Jeff Griggs and Mitch Griggs, both of Sulphur Springs; brother-in-law, Matt Greenlaw; sister-in-law, Maurie  Wright and husband, David; grandchildren, Kenneth Scott Sparks, Sadie Sparks, Allison Ely and Gabriel Gomez; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. 

He was preceded in death by his father and daughter, Jessica Griggs.  

           

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Angie Mitchell

 

Funeral service for Angela Deaton Mitchell, 53, of Sulphur Bluff will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Sulphur Bluff Baptist Church, with Bro. Robert Newsom and Dr. Cecil McLeod officiating.

Interment will follow at Sulphur Bluff Cemetery with Tim Glenn, Wade Juarez, James Kennon, Clay Mitchell, Cole Mitchell, John Mitchell, Don Sapaugh, and Mark Bassham serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Lee Teetes, Ronnie Wyatt, Casey Ross, and Herbert Anderson.

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

Angela passed away on Monday, January 6, 2014 at her residence. She was born on December 14, 1960 in Sulphur Springs, the daughter of Darrell and Carol (Dillard) Deaton. She married W.O. Mitchell, Jr. on June 20, 1980 in Sulphur Bluff. He survives. She was a member of the Sulphur Bluff Baptist Church, a former Board member of Sulphur Bluff ISD, and worked as a loan officer and assistant Vice President for City National Bank for over thirty years.

In addition to her husband, she is also survived by her parents, son, Clay Mitchell, of Sulphur Bluff, daughters, Courtney Mitchell of Austin, Carmen Dufrene and husband Bill of Sulphur Bluff, grandchildren, Brady and Benton Dufrene, brother, Brad Deaton of Sulphur Springs, brother-in-law, John Mitchell and wife Laura of Pickton, sisters-in-law, Anida Reed and husband Greg of Como, Eva Froneberger and husband Johnny of Sulphur Springs, father-in-law , Oran Mitchell, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Janice Mitchell.

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

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Janie Naomi Minter

A funeral service for Janie Hyatt Minter, age 63, of Rowlett, will  be  conducted at Pickton United Methodist Church at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 11, 2014, with Rev. Henry Suche officiating. 

Interment will follow at New Pickton Cemetery with Jeff Hyatt, Greg Pleasant, Brian Pleasant, Gary Strobel, Terry Hyatt and Thomas Minter serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Pickton United Methodist Church.              

Janie Hyatt Minter passed away at Christian Care Center in Mesquite Monday morning, January 6, 2014.  She was born in Littlefield, TX on November 7, 1950, the daughter of Paul Hyatt and Naomi Whitaker Hyatt.  She married Tom Minter on May 5, 1986.  He preceded her in death in 2011.  She was a retired accountant and a member of Sunnyvale Baptist Church.            

Survivors include:  daughter, Kasey Minter; son, Thomas Minter, both of Rowlett; brother, Terry Hyatt of Plano; grandchild, Samantha Heflin and great-grandchild, Brookelynn Heflin. 

She was preceded in death by her parents. 

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.                                    


Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Ruby Moore

A funeral service for Ruby “Sugar” Moore, age 77, of  Como, will be conducted at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 9, 2014, with Rev. Fred Lewis and Rev. C. J. Duffey officiating. 

Interment will follow at Como Cemetery, with Taylor Moore, Chad Moore, David Carpenter, Grady McElyea, David Roerer, Nelson Barton, Kasey Simmons and Sammy Spencer serving as pallbearers. 

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

           

Ruby “Sugar” Moore passed away at her residence Monday morning, January 6, 2014.  She was born in Sulphur Springs July 2, 1936, the daughter of Felix Washington Carpenter and Effie Mae Crumpler Carpenter.  She married Joe Neil Moore in Como October 22, 1955.  He preceded her in death in 2013.  She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church. 

           

Survivors include:  daughter, Lisa Simmons of Como; son, Terry Joe Moore and wife Patti of Mesquite; grandchildren, Kasey Simmons, Taylor Moore, Kristen Nutt and Chad Moore and two great-grandchildren, J. J. Nutt and Karlee Simmons. 

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Pete Carpenter, Gan Carpenter and  R. F. Carpenter and one sister, Fannie Lee “Sissy” McElyea. 

Memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.      

           

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Tommie Francis Gidney

A Graveside service for Tommie Frances Gidney, age 75, of Cooper, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at Plano Mutual Cemetery in Plano, TX with Randy Sadler officiating.

Eddie Brock, David Aaron, James Aaron, David Smith, Stanley Hawkins, and Bryan Stephenson will serve as pallbearers. A visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at Tapp Funeral Home.

           

Tommie Frances Gidney passed away Sunday, January 5, 2013 at her residence. She was born on March 7, 1938 to J.P. Aaron and Eva (Dudley) Aaron in Argyle. She married Claude Gidney on October 1, 1955 in McKinney; he preceded her in death in 1996. Mrs. Gidney was a seamstress at Haggard’s and owned and operated several cafes. She was of the Baptist faith.

           

She is survived by daughter, Charlene Brock and husband Eddie of Celeste; son, Dwayne Gidney of Cooper; grandchildren, Marla Stephenson and husband Bryan, Crystal Austin, and Nancy Austin; great-grandchildren, Rachel Stephenson, Ethan Stephenson, Emzie Austin, and Kylie Austin; sisters, Fannie Gidney, Beatrice Isaacs, Mildred Smith, Linda Taylor, Emma Hawkins, and Kathy McDonald; and brothers, James Aaron and David Aaron.

           

She was preceded in death by her husband; daughter, Elizabeth Nadine Gidney; sisters, Nettie Watkins and Ruth Geneva Aaron; brothers, Joe Aaron and Burt Aaron; and son-in-law, David Austin.

 

Arrangements are under the direction of Tapp Funeral Home.

 

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R. T. Harris, Jr.

Funeral Services for R.T. Harris, age 56 of Sulphur Springs will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, Janaury 10, 2014 at East Caney Baptist Church.

Interment will follow in the East Caney Cemetery with Rodney Hall, Larry Evans, Kevin Evans, Loys Nash, Richard Hall and Mike Porter serving as pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers will be LeRoy Green, Raymond Turner, James Ayers, and Anthony Johnson .

There will be no formal visitation.

R.T. Harris, Jr. (Scott), passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at his home in Sulphur Springs, TX.  He was born on July 7, 1957 in Wylie, TX to Roust T. and Evelyn (Hall) Harris. He was educated in Sulphur Springs School District. 

Scott is survived by his mother Evelyn Harris; one daughter Kenya Gasaway of Dallas, TX; one son Brandon Gasaway of Greenville, TX; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nine sisters, Debra Green (Leroy), Evelyn Turner (Ray), Sharon Ayers (James) of Fort Worth, TX, Janice Henley (Lester), Tracie Johnson (Anthony), Regina Johnson, Lisa Thompson (Doug), Zina Young, and Eleanor Harris (Marcus) of Sulphur Springs, TX; two brothers, Frederick Harris of Sulphur Springs, TX and Steven Thompson of Dallas, TX.

 

Scott was preceded in death by his father, Roust T. Harris and two brothers, Calvin and Zachary Thompson.

 

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Gail Kizer

 

Funeral Services for Gail Sloan Kizer, age 62,  of Sulphur Spring will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, January 6, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. C.J. Duffey officiating.

Interment will follow in Restlawn Memorial Park with Justin Kizer, Grant Baker, Dung Nguyen, Jim Thompson, and Johnny Northcutt serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be 6 till 8 pm, Sunday, January 5, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.         

Gail Sloan Kizer passed away Friday, January 03, 2014 at Wesley House in Sulphur Springs. She was born in Anchorage, Alaska on April 30, 1951 the daughter of Edward Ollie and Bobbie Potts Sloan. She married William Harold Kizer in Sulphur Springs on December 2, 1966. He preceded her in death in 1999. She was the retired owner of Kizer Donuts.      

Survivors include: sons, Harold Kizer and wife, Lana of Sulphur Springs, and Cody Kizer of Paris; daughter, Teresa Nguyen and husband, Dung of Bedford; sister, Judy Woodall of Klondike; grandchildren, Justin Kizer, Grant Baker, Collin Baker, Hally Nguyen, and Madison Kizer.    She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.


Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Lydia Mullins

A funeral service for   Lydia Mullins, age 95, of Commerce will be at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at Tapp Funeral Home Chapel .

Interment will follow in the Rock Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be one hr before the service at Tapp Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 7, 2014.     

Lydia Gilbreath Mullins passed away Thursday, January 2, 2104 at Oak Manor Nursing and Rehab Center in Commerce.


Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Havah Thurman

Funeral services for Havah Zora Thurman, 94, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 6, 2014 at Myra Wilson Chapel with Bro. Tommy Johnston officiating.

Interment will follow at Sulphur Springs City Cemetery.

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

Havah passed away on January 2, 2014 at Sunny Springs Nursing Home. She was born on February 3, 1919 in Dike, TX the daughter of Alvin and Leona McKenzie White. She married Horace Grady Thurman on March 9, 1936 in Sulphur Springs. He preceded her in death. She was a member of First Baptist Church and owned an antique store for many years.

She is survived by one son, Don Thurman and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by one sister.


Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Jacob Lee Coats

Funeral services for Jacob Lee Coats 14, Quitman are scheduled for 11:00 A.M. Monday, January 6, 2014 First Baptist Church Quitman with Rev. Randy Johnson and Rev. James Nickell officiating.

Family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 P M Sunday evening, Jan. 5th at Lowe Funeral Home.

Burial will follow at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery on East FM 49, Wood County.

Jacob was born October 13, 1999 in Tyler to Ty and Melissa Matura Coats. He passed away Thursday January 2, 2014 at his residence. Jacob lived all of his life in Quitman and attended Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church. He played sports in Quitman ISD and loved to hunt and fish.

He is survived by his Paternal Grandparents, David and Joyce Coats, Satanta, KS and Maternal Grandparents, Dwayne and Darla Matura, Edgewood, TX; Parents, Ty and Melissa Coats, Quitman; 1 Sister, Katelyn Coats, Quitman; Uncle, Matthew Coats, Quitman; 3 Aunts and Uncles, Tom and Cheryl Moore, Quitman; Robin and Teresa Ragsdale, Edgewood; Jason and Rachel Matura, Canton and numerous cousins.

Arrangements are with Lowe Funeral Home, Quitman.

 

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M. E. Williams

Graveside service for Milton Earl (M.E.) Williams will be held Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at Lake Fork Cemetery.  Bro. Danny Meek will officiate.

Visitation will be from 12:30 until 1:30 pm Saturday, before service, at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel.

Mr. Williams died at his residence early Thursday morning. He was born June 7, 1933, in Grand Prairie, to Willie and Gladys Estelle Arman Williams. He was in the Air Force and was stationed in Germany about the time of the Korean Conflict, also, he belonged to the Masonic Lodge. Mr. Williams married Joyce Subin in Arcadia Park on Nov. 1, 1957. During his working career, he worked as a quality control engineer for E Systems. Mr. Williams attended Lake Fork Baptist Church.


Survivors include: Wife of Emory Sons:  Bill Williams (Sally) of Forney Bobby Williams (Virginia) of Grand Prairie Benny Williams (Joy) of Emory Barry Williams (Dani) of Grand Prairie Grandchildren:  Bill Miles; Merritt; Macy; Jenna; Jeremy; Trey; Monica; and Montana Great-Grandchildren:  7

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, Calvin Williams, and his twin baby brother, Billy Miles Williams.

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

 

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Naomi Orr

         

A funeral service for Naomi Tolleson Orr, age 78, of Sulphur Springs will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 4, 2014 at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Roy Edgeman and Rev. Mark Bryant officiating.

Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Andrew Poole, Jacob Tolleson, Alan Poole, Micah Tolleson, David Tolleson, Rick Grabowski, Rick Orr, Brandon Owens, and Mitch Orr serving as pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers will be Dr. Mark Miller and the David Baucom Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church.

A visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, January 3, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.            

Naomi Tolleson Orr passed away Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at Rock Creek Health and Rehab. She was born December 25, 1935 to Elwin Clemont Draughon and Jennie Lee (Wilkinson) Draughon in Arcola, LA. She married Charles Jackson Tolleson on April 30, 1955; he preceded her in death in 1995. She married John Orr on April 4, 1996; he survives. Mrs. Orr was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church.            

Survivors include: husband, John Orr of Sulphur Springs; sons, Scott Tolleson and wife Brenda of Waskom and Ricky Orr and wife Kay of Sulphur Springs; daughters, Suzan Grabowski and husband Richard of Flower Mound, Sharla Hodges of Sulphur Springs and Kathy and Ronnie Rudd of Winnsboro ; grandchildren, Jacob and Tina Tolleson, Rachel and Joey Pace, Rebekah McCasland, Micah Tolleson, Abigail Tolleson, David Tolleson, Andrew and Elizabeth Poole, Alisha and Eric Smith, Alan Poole, Rachael Grabowski, Rick Grabowski, Rick and Katy Orr, Mitch and Jennifer Orr,  Brandon and Leslie Owens, Casey and Ketrell Owens, Brandon Sage, David Rudd, and Daniel Sanders, and  Twenty-three  great-grandchildren.            

She was preceded in death by husband, Charles Jackson Tolleson, sisters, Lee Elizabeth “Bettye” Draghon Widas and Dorothy “Dot” Louise Draghon Smith, and grandchild, Logan Pace.            

Memorials may be made to the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, www.HDSA.org.  and American Diabetes Foundation.

 

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

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George "Bud" Mitchell

Funeral Services for George Henry “Bud” Mitchell, age 90 of Sulphur Springs will be held at 3:00 pm, Sunday, January 5, 2014 at Spence Chapel  at First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs with Rev. Fred Lewis and Rev. Tommy Johnston officiating.

Military Grave Side will follow under the direction of the Hopkins County Military Coalition in the Mahoney Cemetery with Kyle Burke, Mike Mitchell, Mark Mitchell, Don Voss, Micky Ferguson, Paul Ferguson, James Wildes III, and Ricky Orr serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 1:30 pm till service time, Sunday, January 5, 2014 at Spence Chapel.   

George Henry “Bud” Mitchell passed away Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at the Cottages of Carriage House Manor. He was born January 23, 1923 in Perryville, AR the son of William and Agnes Thedford Mitchell.  He married Eunice Lorraine Hoover on May 1, 1947 in Dallas, TX. She preceded him in death in 2011. Bud retired from the City of Dallas Water Department. He served in the United States Navy during the World War II.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs and the Hopkins County Military Coalition.   

Survivors include: Daughters, Pam Silva of Ft. Worth, and Debbie Burke & husband, Robert of Sulphur Springs; brother, Myron Mitchell of Palestine; grandchildren, Annie Noel Wildes & husband, Col James Wildes II  and Kyle Burke; and great grandson, James Wildes III.   

He was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Mitchell and sister, Louise Voss.    Memorials may be made to the Mahoney Cemetery Asso. or First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Deborah Faulks

A funeral service for Deborah Seely Faulks, age 61, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at New Beginnings Fellowship Church at 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 3, 2014, with Rev. Larry Jordan and Terry Ratliff officiating. 

Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, January 2, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home. 

           

Deborah Seely Faulks passed away at her residence Monday morning, December 30, 2013.  She was born in Olton on November 21, 1952, the daughter of Leon Seely and Elizabeth Lemoine Seely.  She married Jerry Wayne Faulks in Plainview November 26, 1970.  He preceded her in death in 2006.  She was a retired nurse and a member of New Beginnings Fellowship Church. 

           

Survivors include:  daughters, Shawnda Williams and husband Doug of Sulphur Springs and Kimberly Ratliff and husband Terry of South Charleston, Ohio; her mother, Eva Seely and father, Leon Seely, both  of Plainview;  three sisters, Karla Johnson of Little Elm, Paula Harris and Jane Appel, both of New Mexico; brother, David Harris of Granbury; grandchildren, Jennifer Shearer, Jessica Williams, Heather Strawn, Barney Strawn, Austin Ratliff, Jerrod Ratliff, Mattison Ratliff and Morgan Ratliff and two great-grandchildren, Rylan Smith and Wyatt Shearer.

           

Memorials may be made to the Deborah Seely Faulks Memorial Fund, 405 Century Lake Road, Sulphur Springs, TX  75482.


Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Pat Eagle

A memorial service for Patricia Davis Eagle, age 71, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 3, 2014 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Jim Moore  officiating. 

No formal visitation is scheduled.

Patricia Davis Eagle passed away Saturday morning, December 28, 2013 at Hopkins House.  She was born in Amarillo, October 16, 1942, the daughter of Ernest B. Davis and Lorene Bennett Davis.  She married Jim Eagle.  He preceded her in death in 2001.  She was a retired director of Theater Under the Stars in Houston and she was a member of First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include:  two daughters, Tanya Eagle and Trina Osborne and husband Dana, all of Houston; two sisters, Patsy Pettit of Mt. Vernon and Diana Collins and husband Archie of Dike; grandson, Cody Osborne and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Memorials may be made to Cypress Basin Hospice.

           

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

 

 

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Oscar Ely

A memorial service for Oscar Ely, Jr., of Emory, will be held Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at 2:00 pm, in the Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Jason Rolen will officiate. 

Visitation will be at 1:00 pm, one hour prior to service time.

Mr. Ely passed away Friday at his residence. He was born Jan. 30, 1934, in Houston, to Oscar and Rosie Ann Wofford Ely, Sr. He served his country as a U.S. Marine. During his working career he was an electrician, working for several different companies. He attended Believer's Baptist Church.

Survivors include: Wife:  Linda Ely of Emory Sons:  Johnny Dwayne Ely (Nelda) and Christopher Shane Ely (Jennifer)  all of Emory Grandchildren:  Johnny, Jr.; Brandi; Christopher, and Bryton Great-granddaughter:  Elli, Step-Mother:  Catherine Ely

Preceded in death by:  Parents; 2 brothers, Larry Jackson and Douglas Jackson

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Mildred Broiles

Funeral services for Mildred Broiles, age 84, of Emory will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 30, 2013 at Emory Baptist Church in Emory. 

Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, December 29, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Mrs. Broiles passed away Friday, December 27, 2013 at her residence.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Oneta Stone

Funeral services for Oneta Joyce Stone, age 74, from Euless, TX  formally of Sulphur Springs will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, December 28, 2013 at Tapp Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Jody Nichols officiating and Brother James Diamond assisting.

Interment will follow at Martin Springs Cemetery with J.R. Gregg, Bob Pace, Steve Pace, Shea Patterson, Will Cernosek, and J.R. Patterson serving as pallbearers; James Birchfield, Kyle Stone, and Windell Barnett will be serving as honorary pallbearers.  Visitation will be 7:00- 9:00 pm Friday, December 27, 2013 at Tapp Funeral Home.

      

Oneta Joyce Stone passed away Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at the Texas Health HEB Hospital, in Bedford, TX. She was born in Sulphur Springs the daughter of Clifford Presley and Willie Mae Patterson.  She married Tal Stone on July 20, 1956 in Brinker, TX. He survives. Mrs. Stone was a homemaker and affiliated with the Western Heritage Cowboy Church in Irving, TX.

    

Other survivors include: sons, Tony Wayne Stone, of Euless, Troy Eugene Stone, of Euless, and Tracy Alan Stone, of Red Oak; sister, Jimmie Roden, of New Orleans, LA; brothers, L.J. Patterson, of Lake Fork, Richard Patterson, of Sulphur Springs, Ronald Patterson, of Campbell, and Robert Patterson, of Campbell; grandchildren, Somer Stone, Tracie Aldridge, Amanda Williamson, Skyler Stone, Shane Stone, and Dakota Stone; three great-grandchildren, Saxie Stone, Addisyn Williamson, and Paislee Denson.

   

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Clifford Patterson Jr., and Kenneth Patterson.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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William David Powell

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William David Powell, age 14 months, died at his residence Thursday, December 26, 2013 in  Bogata.  Wood Funeral Homes willl conduct Funeral Services at 2:00pm Saturday, December 28, at Johntown Missionary Baptist Church with Robert Dillon Officiating.

Burial will follow in Bogata Cemetery.  

Visitation for family and friends will be from 6-7pm Friday evening at the funeral home in Bogata. 

He was born October 2, 2012 in Clarksville, Texas. He is survived by his parents, David and Mindy Powell of Bogata; one brother, Felix Powell; four sisters, Jennie, Kristin, Rebecca and Kirzha Powell all of Bogata; grandparents, Kent and Tina Martin of Mt. Vernon, Art and Sue Valdes of Duncan, OK and David Powell and Kaylon Lamb of North Carolina and great grandparents, Bob and Ima Martin of Bogata.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Virginia Powell.

Arrangements are with Wood Funeral Home.

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Maxine Ruth Bell

 

A funeral service for Maxine Ruth Bell, age79, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel, at 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 27, 2013,  with Rev. Bruce Stinson officiating.

Interment will follow at Mahoney Cemetery, with Laine  Anderson, Mickey Peters, Dave Penson, Mike Phipps, Dale Phipps and Charles Phipps serving as pallbearers.   

Visitation will be one hour before service time (1:00 p.m.) at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

Maxine Ruth Bell passed away at Sunny Springs Nursing Home Tuesday, December 24, 2013.  She was born in Mahoney on December 2, 1934, the daughter of John A. Barnes and Leona Styner Barnes.  She married Henry D. Bell in Mahoney on July 8, 1955.  He preceded her in death in 2007.  She was a retired bookkeeper and a member of Central Baptist Church. 

           

Survivors include:  two daughters, Nan Bell and Kim Bell Anderson and husband Morgan, all of Sulphur Springs; daughter-in-law, Patty Bell of Sulphur  Springs;  grandchildren, Brandi Bell Peters and husband Mickey, Laine Anderson, Kaylee Anderson and  Lexi Anderson; one great-granddaughter, Presley Bell Peters.

She was preceded in death by son, David Bell; four brothers, John Barnes Harvey Barnes, Tom Barnes and Clyde Barnes and two sisters, Billie McDaniels and Janell Phipps.

           

           

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

 

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Lela Radney

 

Funeral services for Lela Vititow Radney, age 64, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, December 28, 2013 at First Baptist Church in the Spence Chapel with Rev. Fred Lewis officiating. 

Interment will follow at Rock Hill Cemetery in Wood County with Dustan Radney, Micah Radney, Chris Radney, Matt Beisser, Jake Radney, Patrick Radney, Ryan Radney and Cody Frederick, Nathan Radney, Justin Overly and Trenton Overly serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Caleb Radney, Gary Moon and Paul Brown. 

Mrs. Radney passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.  Mrs. Radney was born on January 31, 1949 in Sulphur Springs the daughter of Lawrence Thomas and Emma Gay (Thompson) Vititow.  She married Lorell Radney on June 24, 1966 in Sulphur Springs.  He survives.  Mrs. Radney was a homemaker, for 12 years she worked for the Sheriff’s office as a dispatcher, jailer and had her peace officer license, she was a member of the Sheriff’s posse, she was an environmental code officer for 2 years, was a member of the Daughters of American Revolution, member of the Chamber of Commerce and worked for charities such as Blue Santa. 

In addition to her husband she is survived by her children, Michael Patrick Radney and wife Shannon of Campbell, Sean Dwayne Radney and wife Tisha Ann of Mineola, Joshua Beau Radney and wife Tonya Louise of Sulphur Springs, Daniel Thomas Radney of New Iberia, LA, Christie Gay Frederick and husband Roy of New Iberia, LA, Betty Earnest of Tennessee, sister, Laura Burrescia and husband Ricky of Lubbock.  19 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 

She  was preceded in death by her parents, son William Jason Radney, and sister, Sherry Ann Fox. 

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Steve Money

Steve Money was born the son of Charley and Eunice Money, he was born in Cleburne, TX.  He married Ann French on June 30, 1960 in Dallas, TX. He was a carpenter and a fireman and was affiliated with the Grace Family Church.  Mr. Money passed away Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Rock Creek Nursing Home in Sulphur Springs.

Survivors include, wife, Ann Money; daughters, Cindy Money, of Cleburne, Christy Wantland, of Mesquite, and Michele Escamilla of Ennis; son, Michael Money of, Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Chris Money, Elizabeth Money, Steven Money, Lacy Money, Cody McIlvain, Shelby Wantland, Taylor Escamilla, Sam Escamilla, Andy Money, and Brittany Money; five great grandchildren; brother, Larry Money, of Cleburne; and sister-in-law Deborah Zaragoza.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Arrangements are under the direction of Tapp Funeral Home.

 

 

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Clara Bridges

Funeral services for Clara Bridges will be held Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Morning Chapel Baptist Church with Brother Harold Nash officiating. 

Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery with the Decons of Morning Chapel and friends serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation has been set for Sunday, December 29, 2013 at Tapp Funeral Home from 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM.

Clara Bridges, age 101, of Sulphur Springs, passed away Monday, December 23, 2013 at Baylor Health Care in Dallas.  She was born the daughter of Jim and Tessie Blackwell, in Hopkins County.  She married Wyson B. Bridges in April 1935 in Sulphur Springs, TX.  He preceded her in death on March 5, 2000.  Ms. Bridges was a homemaker, and was affiliated with the Morning Chapel Baptist Church.

         

Other survivors include:  son, Henry B. Bridges (Larese), of Dallas, TX; grandchildren, Marilyn Davis, Edna Jackson, Debra Bryant, Myra Stewart, Jimmy Frazier, and Shana Williams; twelve great-grandchildren; and sixteen great-great-grandchildren.

         

She was preceded in death by her parents, son Carroll Bridges in 2000, and sister, Pearline Blackwell.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Irene Tanton

  

 

A funeral service for Irene Tanton, age 87, of Sulphur Springs will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday,  December 27, 2013, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Lee Huff officiating. 

Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park, with Josh McCord, Jordan Strickland, Chase Harry, Brandon Harry, Dylon Morgan and Timmy Scarborough serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, December 26, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

Irene Tanton passed away at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital Monday night, December 23, 2013.  She was born on January 31, 1926, the daughter of Jim Walker and Vola Troxell Walker.  She married D. L. Tanton June 24, 1944.  He preceded her in death in 1985.  She was a retired instructor for H. D. Lee and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. 

           

Survivors include:  three daughters, Patricia McManus, Linda Jacks and husband James and Brenda Cotten and husband Ricky; three sisters, Norma Smith, Wilma Goldsmith, all of Sulphur Springs and Shirley Smolka of Garland; brother, Orville Walker of Tacoma, Washington; grandchildren, Tony Harry, Tim Harry, April Morgan, Brandi Leber, Shane Jacks, Jeremy Jacks, Tammy Strickland, Brent Cotten, Dedria  Bulin, Debbie Scarbrough, Shelly Mims, Jeffery Brown and Breanne Brown; great-grandchildren, Brittanie Reeves, Brandon Harry, Ashlie White, Dylon Morgan, Jessica Harry, Chase Harry, Bailey Waggoner, Chance Leber, Josh McCord, Jordan Strickland, Mikaela Jacks, Jason Leber, Jarrin Leber, Zachary Cotten, Christian Cotten, Braden Cotten Kortney Bulin, Kasey Bulin, Christy Coleman Tim Scarborough, Terry Scarborough, Michelle Funk, Victoria Mims, Chelsea Cupp, Kaitlyn Brown, and Kaleb Brown and five great-great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by daughter, Judy Swaney; two brothers, Willard Walker and Bennie Walker; two sisters, Thelma Butler and Inez Harris and one great-great-grandbaby.

           

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Charlie Charles

Funeral Services for Charlie Otto Charles, Jr., age 86 of Sulphur Springs, will be held at First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, December 27, 2013, with the Reverend Fred Lewis officiating and under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

Visitation will occur at the church commencing at 9:00 a.m. on the day of the service.

Burial will follow in City Cemetery of Sulphur Springs. Charlie passed away on December 22, 2013 after a brief illness. Pallbearers will be Stacey Cody, Eugene Clark, Bill Alford, Mickey Eddins, Gordon Ford, and Tom Howell. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Radio Bible Class of First Baptist Church as well as Charlie's grandsons, great-grandsons and sons-in-law.

Charlie was born on March 1, 1927 in Fannin County, Texas, to Charlie Otto Charles, Sr., and wife, Mary Esther Reily Charles. He had resided in Sulphur Springs since 1959 and retired after a decades-long career as a sales representative for Ideal Baking Company in Paris and in the same capacity for Pratt Packing Company of Sulphur Springs. Charlie was a member of First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs and his avocation for over forty years was diligently visiting on behalf of the church, those who were homebound, hospitalized, and residents of local nursing homes. He married Mary Helen Barnett on May 11 1946, and she preceded him in death in 2005.

He is survived by his three children, Ronald Wayne Charles and wife Shirley, of Sulphur Springs, Linda Gale Blount and husband Ronald, of Sulphur Springs, and Mary Ann Pavey and husband Kip, of Texarkana; grandchildren Shelley Burton and husband Jerry of Sulphur Springs, Shara Roden and husband Darren of Lewisville, Shelbi Jacobs and husband Travis of Longview, Jerry Wayne Blount and wife Misty of Sulphur Springs, Courtney Allbritton and husband Ty of Sulphur Springs, Amy Yancey and husband Scott of Redwater, Blake Pavey of Florida, and Taylor Pavey of Florida. He is also survived by great-grandchildren Shadden Burton, Shaddox Burton, Charli Roden, Chesley Roden, Jackson Blount, Brody Blount, Colten Langdon, Meagan Langdon, Mason Langdon, Amber Yancey, and Allison Yancey. He is also survived by brothers Billy Charles and wife Rosemary of Houston, Mackey Charles and wife Sherry of Paris, and John Earl Charles and wife Eugenia of Frankston.

In addition to his wife, he is preceded in death by his brothers, R. M. Charles and Harry Lee "Sonny" Charles. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Radio Bible Class of First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Michael Woodard

A memorial service for Michael Woodard, age 58, of Miller Grove, will be conducted at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel, at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 22, 2013, with Brother Danny Calk officiating. 

Serving as Honorary Pallbearers will be Kenneth Sims, Mark Sims, Mac Garrett, Mark Garrett, Brett Garrett, Kip Knowles, Bobby Middleton, Chad Neal and Brad Neal.

No formal visitation is scheduled.

           

Michael Woodard passed away Thursday evening, December 19, 2013 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.  He was born in Greenville, October 21, 1955, the son of Lewis Woodard and Bobbie Garrett Woodard.  He was a truck driver and a member of County Line Baptist Church.

           

Survivors include:  mother, Bobbie Woodard; sister, Holly Neal and husband Cliff; nephews, Chad Neal and wife Dena and Brad Neal and wife D’Laine; and grand nieces and grand nephews:  Chanda Neal, Cheyenne Neal, Dacey Neal, Jocee Neal, Brady Neal and Trenton Neal.  He was preceded in death by his father.          

Memorials may be made to Clifton Cemetery and/or Cypress Basin Hospice.     

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Bertha Dial

Funeral Services for Mrs. Bertha Ree Askew Dial will be held on Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 12:00 noon at Morning Chapel Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs, TX with Rev. H. B. Montgomery officiating.  Visitation will take place one hour before the service at the church.  Interment will follow immediately after in the East Caney Cemetery with Larry Askew, Randy Ellis, Walter Fields, Benny Dial, Harold Berry, and Curtis Peoples serving as Pallbearers. The Honorary Pallbearers include C.C. Johnson, Juan Walker, Jackie Young, Charles Perry, Dennis Nash, Danny K. Vaughn and the Deacons of Morning Chapel Baptist Church.  Bertha Ree Askew Dial, age 94, passed away Thursday evening December 19, 2013 at Rock Creek Health and Rehab.  Mrs. Dial was born on Sunday, October 12, 1919 in the East Caney Community, the daughter of Nathan and Ardaliah Clayton Askew.  She accepted Christ at an early age.  She married Abe Dial on March 14, 1941 in Sulphur Springs.  He preceded her in death.  Mrs. Dial worked as Quality Inspector at Hollywood Brands, Leisure Lodge, Ramada Inn, etc.  She worked with the culinary staff of the church and served on Usher Staff #2 faithfully for years until she couldn’t.  She was also a member of the Seasoned Saints.  Survivors include: sons, Abe Dial Jr. and wife Janice of Kentucky, Marvin Dial and wife Clifford Ann of Sulphur Springs; daughters Bonnie Wade of Sulphur Springs, Freddie Hynson and husband Harold of Sulphur Springs, Barbara Evonne Dial of Sulphur Springs; sisters, Merlene Collins of Oakland, CA, Bobbie Nell Ellis of Sulphur Springs, Thelma Jo Askew of Fort Worth, TX; eleven grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.  In addition to her husband, Mrs. Dial was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Windell Dennis, Buddy Askew, Maurice Askew, Learvis Askew, Nathan Askew, N.D. Askew; sisters Catherine Nash and Jeraldine Else.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Daniel Ray Culbertson

  

Daniel Ray Culbertson, age 66, of Sulphur Springs passed away Thursday evening, December 19, 2013 at his residence.

 

He was born in Dallas April 9, 1947, the son of John Howard Culbertson and Hilda Flora Duram Culbertson.  He married Lillie Blackmon; she survives.   He was the retired owner of Ames Computers.  He served in the United States Army.  He was a decorated Vietnam veteran and received the Purple Heart and Silver Star.

           

Other survivors include:  son, Wayne Culbertson of Sulphur Springs; two daughters, Roxie Lormand and husband Richard of Orange and Andrea Trahan and husband Irby of Groves and sister, Sandra Fay Culbertson of Houston. 

           

He was preceded in death by his parents; seven brothers and two wives, Evelyn Culbertson and Mary Brown.

           

No formal service or visitation is scheduled at this time.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Rex Talmage

Funeral services for Rex Dale Talmage, age 88, of Salem, OR, formerly of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Monday, December 23, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home.  

Military graveside honors by the Hopkins County Military Coalition will follow services at Sulphur Springs City Cemetery with the Hopkins County Coalition serving as pallbearers. 

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

Mr. Talmage passed away Monday, December 16, 2013 in Salem, OR.  Mr. Talmage was born on January 11, 1925 in Barry County, Michigan, the son of Ansil Osee and Estella (Simpson) Talmage.  He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church.  He served in the United States Navy During WWII.  He went to seminary first and served as pastor in Belvedere, Illinois before selling insurance. 

He is survived by his sons, Timothy Talmage and wife Chris of Sulphur Springs, Daniel Talmage and wife Debbie of Detroit, MI, daughter, Rebecca Haugh and husband Tom of Atlanta, GA, sister, Mabel Valech of Salem, OR, grandchildren, Jamie, Melissa, Amanda, Katie, Eric, Blake and Caleb, 7 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Lorraine Lindburg Talmage of over 50 years, and second wife Linda Maddox Talmage of 7 years, son, David Talmage, brothers, Eugene Roy Talmage and Paul Talmage, sister, Frances Litt. 

Memorials may be made to Gideon Bible. 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.


 

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Dorothy Hinton

Funeral services for Dorothy Reed Hinton, age 85, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 22, 2013 at New Beginnings Fellowship Church with Bro. Larry Jordan officiating and Bro. Paul Pogue and Bro. Wilton McMorris assisting. 

Interment will follow at Arbala Cemetery with the grandsons serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, December 21, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Dorothy passed away Thursday, December 19, 2013 at Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.  She was born on September 27, 1928 in the Beckham Community, the daughter of Asa Allen and Omie Ethel (Owens) Reed.  She married Wayne Hinton on August 20, 1943 and he preceded her in death on December 20, 1994.  Dorothy was affectionately called Mother Dorothy or Doe Doe by her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many others who loved her.  Jesus, family, church family and friends were most important in her life.  Dorothy and Wayne were instrumental in the founding of the New Beginnings Fellowship Church.  She loved to travel with family and friends, was truly a helpmate to her husband Wayne in all things and will be truly missed.   

Survivors include son, Wayne Hinton, Jr. and wife Tammy; and daughters, Rita Wright and husband Roger, Charlotte Nelson and husband Steve, and Sharon Smith and husband Robert “Red” Smith, all of Sulphur Springs; sister-in-law, Bobbi Reed; 15 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews and many other loved ones. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Mitchell Reed, Marvin Reed, Clifford Reed, and Billy Reed; sisters, Nettie Gammill and Mary Beckham. 

In lieu of flowers donations may be to Fruitful Harvest Ministries, P. O. Box 1130, Sulphur Springs, TX   75483 or to Compassion for Fatherless Ministries.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Paul Sosa

Funeral service for Paulino Sosa Rojas, 58, of Tyler, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 21, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jose R. Pacheco officiating.

Interment will follow at City Cemetery with Juan Sosa and Omar Velez serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., Friday, December 20, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Sosa passed away on December 15, 2013 in Tyler, TX. He was born on July 19, 1955 in Progreso Piaxlla, Puebla, Mexico the son of Agustin Sosa Bello and Josefina Rojas Gonzales. He worked as an assistant golf course superintendent.

He is survived by his father, Agustin Sosa Bello of Puebla Mexico, son, Juan Sosa of Commerce, daughters, Naomy Velez and husband Omar of Sulphur Springs, Daisy Sosa of Camp LaJeune, NC, Emely Sosa of Sulphur Springs, brothers, Elidio Sosa Rojas of Houston, Grabiel G. Sosa Rojas of Houston, Serafin Sosa Rojas of Washington, Eladio I. Sosa Rojas of Mexico, sisters, Maria Sosa Rojas of Mexico, Isabel Sosa Rojas of Mexico, and grandchild, Emmanuel Velez of Sulpur Springs.

He was preceded in death by his mother and one brother, Lauriano Sosa Rojas.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Grace Harris

Funeral services for Grace “Bip” Evelyn Harris, age 55, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 23, 2013 at the Cypress  Center  on Como Street  with Rev. Willis Taylor officiating

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Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Stanley Harris, Kelvin Harris, Marcus Harris, David Hearne, Tony Thomas and Daymon Nash serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Keith Clayton, Keiston Clayton, Cody Clayton, Cameron Fountain, Oscar Thomas and Johnny Thomas. 

Grace passed away Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at her residence.  She was born on May 16, 1958 in Hopkins County, the daughter of Carl Thomas, Sr. and Mary Jane (Johnson) Thomas.  She married Dewayne  Harris on June 27, 1992.  He survives.  Grace worked for the  Sulphur Springs Independent School  at Douglas for 33 years.  She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.  

In addition to her husband she is survived by one daughter, Curtena Clayton and husband Keith, grandsons, Keiston and Cody Clayton, sisters, Annie Smith and husband Aubrey, Dollie Smith and husband Thomas, Glandy Thomas, Carolyn Horton and husband Charles, brother, Carl Thomas. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Roger Thomas, Ivery Thomas, Wayne Thomas, sister, Stella Thomas. 

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Robert Arthur Echols

 

Funeral services for Robert Arthur Echols, age 64, of Cooper, are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Echols passed away on Tuesday morning, December 17, 2013, at St. Paul Hospital in Dallas.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Nancy McCormack

 

Funeral services for Nancy McCormack, age 93, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Ms. McCormack passed away on Tuesday morning, December 17, 2013, at Rock Creek Health & Rehab Center.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Geri Kiser

Funeral service for Geri Lyn Kiser, 66, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 7:00 p.m., Friday, December 20, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Harold Wright officiating and Art Oglesby assisting.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., prior to service. Honorary pallbearers will be Mary Siebert, Cindy and Lester Hearne, Chad and Kristy Snook, Jason and John Samuels, Carol and Joel Jackson, Mary Underwood, Iola Lindley, Noah Ray, James Flanagan, Haley Lawson, Justin Overly, and T.J. Ray.

Geri passed away on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. She was born on April 3, 1947 in Tooele, Utah the daughter of Bernard and Cleone (Sagers) Dillon. She married Kenneth Kiser in 1975 in Deming, New Mexico. He survives. She was a member of the Mormon of Latter Day Saints faith and co-owned the family business, Kiser’s Glass, for 26 years. She was also a member of the VFW Bingo and a patient of the Dialysis Center.

In addition to her husband, she is also survived by son, Craig Kiser and wife Pam of Sulphur Springs, daughter, Krista Dillon and husband Art of Sulphur Springs, brother, Brett Stoddard of Benson, AZ, sisters, Doris Dillon of Lordsburg, NM, Debbie Snook and husband Roy of Pueblo, CO, Marianne Stewart and husband Jimmy of Lordsburg, NM, grandchildren, Kaleb Daniels, Mat Reed, Jacquelyn Reed, great-granddaughter, Hailee Ramirez.

She was preceded in death by her parents, son, Michael Dwayne Kiser, and sister, Carla Brookshire.

In addition to flowers, crosses are also being accepted.

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

 

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Opal Miller Watson

A graveside service for Opal Miller Watson, age 84, of Princeton will be conducted at Ridgeway Cemetery at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 18, 2013, with  Dr. Stan Fike officiating. 

Honorary pallbearers will be Brad Huddleston, Blake Huddleston, Coby Owen and Ricky Gillespie.  No formal visitation is scheduled.

           

Opal Miller Watson passed away Monday evening at Villa Asuncion Assisted Living in Princeton.  She was born in Ridgeway on April 21, 1929, the daughter of Charley James Miller and Nanny Lucille Booker Miller.  She was a retired assembler at Texas Instruments and she was of the Baptist faith.

           

Survivors include:  two daughters, Linda Edwards and husband Larry of Sulphur Springs and Theresa Owen and husband Don of Princeton; sister, Nell Parker of Van Alstyne; grandchildren, Brad Huddleston, Blake Huddleston, Nicole Gillespie and Coby Owen and ten great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by son, Gary Leon Watson.  Memorials may be made to Ridgeway Cemetery Association.

           

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Howard "Buster" Russell

Howard "Buster" Moody Russell  64 of Emory passed away on Friday, December 6, 2013 at his place of residence. 

He was born on June 16, 1949 in Dallas to Edison Thomas and Arlene Moody Howard Russell. 

Buster was a buyer in the retail grocery business. 

He is survived by two brothers: Edison Thomas Russell, III, from Dallas, and David Henry Russell from Emory. 

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

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Bennie Clayton

Funeral services for Bennie Mack Clayton, 75, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Edward Walker Jr. officiating.

Interment will follow at St. Luke Cemetery with Weldon Wright, Edward Walker, Mickey W. Walker, Wayne Moore, Donta Clayton, and Jermaine Chisom serving as pallbearers.

There will be no formal visitation.

Bennie passed away on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at his residence. He was born on October 28, 1938 in Sulphur Springs to Henry and Hallie Mae (Wright) Clayton. He was a member of Prairie Hill CME Church and worked in the service department of Price Ford for many years. Bennie married Rudy Dale Wade and she preceded him in death.

He is survived by sisters, Edith N. Knighten of Sulphur Springs, Gloria Clayton of Sulphur Springs, Anita Walker of Longview, five nephews, two nieces, three aunts, and a host of cousins.

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

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Doyle Dee Shaw

Funeral services for Doyle Dee Shaw, 68, of Cumby, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 15, 2013 at Spence Chapel at First Baptist Church.

Interment will follow at Memory Land Cemetery in Greenville.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Saturday, December 14, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Shaw passed away on Thursday, December 12, 2013, at his residence.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Michele DeLuna

Memorial services for Michele Renee DeLuna, age 56, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 14, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

There will be no formal visitation. 

Michele passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at her residence. Michele was born on August 25, 1957 in Belvedere, CA the daughter of A. L. Osborn and Mona Mae Passno.  She married Alfredo Flores DeLuna on April 19, 1996 in South Texas.   He Survives.  Michele worked in the deli and was a sales assistant for Walmart.  She was of the Catholic faith. 

In addition to her husband she is survived by sons, Wayne Daniel Autrey, Rickey Minner both of Fontana, CA, Freddie DeLuna and Jose Flores DeLuna both of Gainsville, FL, daughters, Nicole Ramirez and husband Jose of Rowlett, TX and Sarah Urias and husband Carlos of Calamesa, CA, grandchildren, Victoria Autrey, Amber Ramirez, Darryl Minner, Maya DeLuna, Matia DeLuna, Kira DeLuna, Logan Autrey, Kierian Autrey, Wayne Autrey, Jr., Sara Urias, Shilo Urias, and Stacia Urias.

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

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Oleta McDonald

Funeral services for Oleta Ruth Coppedge McDonald, age 91, of Chandler, are scheduled for 11:oo a.m., Saturday, December 14, 2013, at First United Methodist Church, in Chandler, with Rev. Jeff McDonald officiating.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00, Thursday, December 12, 2013 (note it is Thursday night), at Chandler Memorial Funeral Home in Chandler.

Interment and graveside services will be held at the Shooks Chapel Cemetery, at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, December 14, 2013.

Mrs. McDonald passed away on Tuesday evening, December 10,2013, in Tyler. She was born on January 10, 1922, in Sulphur Springs. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Chandler and a previous member of Shooks Chapel United Methodist Church. She loved to read, crochet, and play dominoes. She was also a member of the LLL Group and the Covenant Class.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Neal Franklin McDonald, her parents, James and Ruth Coppedge, and a brother Ivy Lee Coppedge.

Survivors include: her three children, Danny McDonald and wife Donna, Michael McDonald and wife Ismay, and Debbie Cade and husband Glenn; 11 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons as well as Steven Hammon and Mark Hammon. Honorary pallbearers will be the Covenant Class.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to God's Open Hands, 115 S. Broad Street, Chandler, TX 75758 and/or First United Methodist Church Chandler, 507 N. Broad St., Chandler, TX 75758.

Arrangements are with Chandler Memorial Funeral Home, in Chandler.

 

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Bill Bradford

A Celebration of Life Service for William E. (Bill) Bradford, 93, of Sulphur Springs, has been set for 3:30 pm, Thursday, December 12, 2013 at the First Baptist Church following a private burial service at Sulphur Springs City Cemetery.Mr. Bradford passed away Monday evening, December 9, 2013, at the Cottages of Carriage House Manor following a short illness. He was born November 5, 1920, in Marietta, Oklahoma, the son of William Earl and Avis Bradford.

 

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Patsy Flippin Bradford, one son, Mark Bradford & wife DeAnne of Bedford, two daughters, Kerry Gillan & husband Allan of Plano, and Kelly Grimes & husband Dwayne of Sulphur Springs. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Andy Bradford, Julianne Bradford & Kerry Lyn Grimes and two great-grandchildren, Conner & Tori.

Mr. Bradford was President and CEO of Hopkins County Broadcasting, Inc, operators of KSST radio and Cable Channel 18. His many honors included Hopkins County Citizen of the Year, TAB’s Radio Pioneer of the Year, and he was named to the Texas Broadcasters Hall of Fame. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be made to First Baptist Church Hope Chest, 116 Oak Avenue, Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Charles Robert Williams

Charles Robert Williams of Irving passed away December 8, 2013. He was born to Arlice and Murrell  Williams on January 10, 1942 in Hopkins County, Sulphur Springs, Texas. He graduated from Pickton High School in 1959. His career was in the freight industry. He was an employee of Yellow Freight in Dallas where he retired. He also was the owner of a commercial landscaping business in Irving.

Preceded in death by his parents and his sister Sandra Sue Powers; he is survived by his wife Nanette Williams and two children Tony and wife Alicia of Irving; Stephanie and husband Wylie Langford of Dallas; Three grandchildren, Jordan ,Jessica and Jadyn Williams of Irving; Two sisters Kay Williams of Dallas and Shirley Adams of Irving. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Irving.

He left this earth with much love and respect for his family and is finally with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

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

Funeral service will be held at 1:00PM Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home with interment to follow at Restlawn Cemetery in Sulphur Springs, Texas.

Arrangements are with Brown Funeral Home in Irving.

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Connie Channer

Funeral services for Connie Frances Channer, age 78, of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 12, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Sam Campbell officiating. 

Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 prior to service time at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Interment will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 13, 2013 at Breckenridge Cemetery in Breckenridge, TX, with Andy Channer officiating.   Honorary pallbearers will be Brad Kurth, Kevin Gibson, Scotty Reed and Aaron Wilkerson.  

Mrs. Channer passed away Monday, December 9, 2013 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.  Mrs. Channer was born on November 18, 1935 in Ft. Worth, TX, the daughter of Dan and Frances (McKey) LaRue.  

Mrs. Channer was preceded in death by her first husband, James O. Pate and second husband John Channer.   Mrs. Channer was a teacher’s aid for many years and was a faithful member of Wesley United Methodist Church. 

Mrs. Channer is survived by her son, Kent Pate and wife Stacy of Sulphur Springs, daughter, Christy Kurth and husbnd Brad of Rowlett, brother, Dick LaRue and wife Barbara of California, grandchildren, Cody Eptine and Sydney Kurth. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, son, Joel Pate, brother, Dan LaRue and sister, Sharie Cozart. 

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

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Ray Miller

A funeral service for Ray D. Miller, age 82, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at Central Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 14, 2013, with Rev. Bruce Stinson, Dr. Juan Harrison and Randy Miller officiating. 

Interment will follow at Mahoney Cemetery with Butch McIllwain, Dusty McIllwain, Eugene McIllwain, Ray Petty, Craig Buck and Jimmy Beck serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Delvin Fitzgerald, Doyle Starrett, Dennis Jordan, J. R. Jones and James Loveless. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Friday, December 13, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

Ray D. Miller passed away at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital, Tuesday, December 10, 2013.  He was born on November 5, 1931, the son of John Gilbert Miller and Maudie “Morehead” Miller.  He married Wilma Sue McIllwain at Mahoney on  July 8, 1956; she survives.  He was a retired dairyman and  a lifelong member of Central Baptist Church where he served as a trustee and treasurer.  He also served on the North Hopkins Water Board and the Mahoney Cemetery Association Board. 

           

Other survivors include:  three daughters, Letha Denene Miller Bowen and husband Chris of Tyler, Angela Gayle Miller Hansen and husband Fred of Arvada,  Colorado and Amy Diane Miller Gregg and husband Brian of Chandler; grandchildren, Caleb Ray Miller, Claudia Lauren Bowen and Elias Gregg; great-grandchild, Brynlee Rae Miller and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Doyle Miller and Harold Miller; infant daughter, Karen Reneé Miller and infant great-granddaughter, Lila Grace Miller.

Memorials may be made to Mahoney Cemetery Association, 40 CR 2310, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482 and/or Central Baptist Church, 840 Connally St., Sulphur Springs, TX  75482.

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

 

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Debbie Griner Eppars

Funeral services for Debbie Griner Eppars, age 58, of Como, will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 15, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel in Sulphur Springs with Bro. Leo Wisniewski officiating. 

Interment will follow at Connor Cemetery in Dike, with Gerald Wilburn, Johnny Carter, Greg Hoelscher, Lyle Wright, Kevin Keen, Zack Bass, Stacy Malone and Mike Nixon serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers are her nephews, Bobby Joe Griner, Joshua Alkire, Jeremy Alkire, Jason Alkire and Jeffrey Couch. 

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

Mrs. Eppars went to be with the Lord Monday, December 9, 2013 at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.  She was born September 30, 1955 in Dallas, TX, the daughter of Jobie and Patsy (Ray) Griner.   She married Felton Wayne Eppars, Jr. on May 27, 1984 in Sulphur Springs.  He survives. Mrs. Eppars was a graduate of Sulphur Springs High School, Class of 1974.  She worked for several years delivering auto parts for Price Ford and O’Reilly Auto Parts in Sulphur Springs before becoming a homemaker in 2006.  She was of the Baptist faith.  

Survivors include two daughters, Candace Williams and Bubba Ball of Cumby and Emily Williams Simpson and husband Charley of Greenville, two sisters, Eda Mae Davis of Idaho and Lynda Weems of Como, grandchildren, Dixie Cregg, Mason Brown, Alycen Cregg, Garland Cregg  and Coehn Simpson. 

She was preceded in death by her son, PFC Christopher Ryan Williams, father, Jobie Griner, brother, Joey Griner and nephew Joey Dixon. 

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org


Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Earl Sisk

Funeral services for Earl Sisk, of Emory, are pending with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Moody Russell

Funeral services for Moody Russell, of Emory, are pending with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Zettie Faye Sheffield

Funeral services for Zettie Faye Sheffield, age 85, of Como will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 14, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home with Brother Tom Frisbee officiating. 

Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 prior to service time. 

Mrs. Sheffield passed away Sunday, December 8, 2013 at Health South Hospital in Houston.  Mrs. Sheffield was born on August 20, 1928 in Pleasant Grove, TX, the daughter of Solomon and Calidonia (Holley) Turner.  She married James Maurice Sheffield on April 8, 1946 in Winnsboro, TX.  He preceded her in death.  Mrs. Sheffield was a homemaker and of the Christian faith. 

She is survived by one son, Barry J. Sheffield and wife Kathleen of Haltom City, TX, one daughter, Ginger Sheffield Dyring and husband Timothy of Spring, TX, grandchildren, Cary White and wife Rachel of Houston, TX, Haley Smith and husband Byron of Ft. Worth, TX, great-grandchildren, Marlee and Sevryn White and Westin, Shay and Major Smith. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, grandson, Shane Sheffield, 5 brothers and 3 sisters. 

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Lorenzo Bryant, Sr.

Funeral services for Lorenzo Bryant, Sr., age 88, of Como, TX will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Pilgrim’s Baptist Church in Lubbock, TX with Rev. Wilburn Tanner officiating. 

Interment will follow at Peaceful Garden in Lubbock with grandson’s serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Kevin Bryant, Harry Bryant, Anthony Bryant, Rodney Bryant, Lorenzo Bryant, Jr, and Ralph Bryant.  

There will be no formal visitation. 

Mr. Bryant passed away Saturday, December 7, 2013 at Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler, TX.  Mr. Bryant was born on October 20, 1925 in Itasca, TX.  He married Faye Dell on August 28, 1947 in Camp County.  She preceded him in death.   Mr. Bryant was a car salesman and served in the United States Army during WWII.  He was a member Independent Missionary Baptist Church.  

He is survived by 6 sons, Lorenzo Bryant, Jr., Anthony Bryant and wife Susan, Harry Bryant and wife Fay, Rodney Bryant and wife Yolanda, Bryan Kevin Bryant and Ralph Bryant and wife Doreen.  He is survived by 16 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and two great-great- grandchildren.  He and Mrs. Bryant raised three great-grandchildren, Erica Bryant, Lenequia Bryant, Tamira English Bryant and one grandson, Brandon Bryant. Nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends also survive. 

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

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Evorine Alford

  

A funeral service for Evorine Alford, age 85, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at First Baptist Church, Spence Chapel, at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 11, 2013, with Rev. Mark Bryant and  Rev. Fred Lewis officiating. 

Interment will follow at New Pickton Cemetery, with Jason Sloan, Harrison Hoffman, Scott Dixie, Steve Hoffman, Mike O’Dell and Jimmy O’Dell serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be The Joy Class of First Baptist Church. 

 No formal visitation is scheduled.

           

Evorine Alford passed away at Prestonwood Health & Rehab. in Plano, Sunday morning, December 8, 2013.  She was born in Pickton on September 27, 1928, the daughter of Jim O’Dell and Clara (Randolph) O’Dell.  She married James A. Alford in Pickton on May 31, 1947.  He preceded her in death.  She was a retired administrative assistant for Wright Titus Insurance and a member of First Baptist Church. 

           

Survivors include:  daughter, Nancy Alford Poole-Dixey and husband Scott of The Colony; grandchildren, Holly Hoffman and husband, Steve and Jason Sloan; former granddaughter-in-law, Nancy Sloan;  great-grandchildren, Harley Hoffman, Harrison Hoffman and Presley Sloan. 

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Robert O’Dell and J. L. “Boy” O’Dell.        

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Richard M. Butler

Richard Michael Butler, age 62, of Point, died unexpectedly Sunday evening, Dec. 8, 2013, at Hunt Regional Hospital in Greenville. He was born Feb. 14, 1951, in Greenville, to Richard Davis and Martha Inez Jobe Butler. He was an apprentess electrician, and worked as maintenance contractor for 7 Eleven stores. He, also, attended First Baptist Church of Point.

Survivors include: Sons:  Richard Michael Butler, Jr. (Janice) of Terrell and Derrick Butler of Heath Mother:  Martha Jobe Butler of Emory Sister: Charlene Madsen of Monticello, IN Brother:  Jimmy Butler of Terrell Grandchildren:  Michael Butler, Haley, Kendall, Macey, and Tanner Butler.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Cremation arranagements are under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home

 

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Earl Wayne Brown

Funeral services for Earl Wayne Brown, age 74, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Bruce Stinson officiating.

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

Military Graveside honors by the Hopkins County Military Coalition will follow at Sulphur Bluff Cemetery with Russ Brown, Gregg Brown, Kevin Brown, Kelly Brown, Johnny Brewer, and Justin Brown serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Chance and Gene Tanton.

Mr. Brown passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at his residence. He was born on July 16, 1939 in Dallas, TX to Raymond Lewis and Francis Elizabeth (Minor) Brown. He married Doris Patterson on March 27, 1979 in Dallas, TX. She survives. During school he played football and was on the boxing team, where he received the Golden Glove Award. He later had a passion for Golf. He worked as a truck driver for Santa Fe over 19 years. He was a member of the Baptist Faith, a member of the Masonic Lodge, and also served in the Coast Guard for 8 years.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by sons, Russ Brown of Dallas, Gregg Brown of Forney, Kevin Brown and wife Alicia of Garland, Kelly Brown of Austin, daughters, Amy Brewer and husband Johnny of Canton, Amy Anderson of Choctaw, OK, Shennel Miner of Sulphur Springs, 13 grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Gerald Crawford, and brothers, Delbert Brown, and Ray Brown.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Venera Ann Dodd

 A funeral service for Venera Ann Dodd, age 75 , of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Mark Bryant and Rev. C. R. Chapman officiating. 

Interment will follow at Mt. Sterling Cemetery, with Brandon Hopper, Eugene Clark, David Reynolds, Sr., Paul Tacker, Bruce Stinson, Trevor Tacker, Randy Hopper, Miles Varner and Clint Buckley.  Honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

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

           

Venera Ann Dodd passed away Friday morning, December 6, 2013 at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.  She was born in Hopkins County on June 29, 1938, the daughter of Earl Posey Hopper and Edith M. (Reynolds) Hopper.  She married James M. “Jimmie” Dodd in Dallas on April 4, 1958; he survives.  She was a homemaker, a bookkeeper and a member of First Baptist Church.

           

Other survivors include:  sons, David Dodd and wife DeeAnn, Mike Dodd; chosen sons, Lupe Sandoval, all of Sulphur Springs and Bobby Sandoval of Mt. Pleasant; chosen daughter, Hope Quinn of Freeport; stepfather, Claude Chapman of Sulphur Springs; brothers, Kenneth Hopper and wife Linda of Como and C. R. Chapman and wife Debbie of Ben Wheeler; sister, Ann Ratliff and husband John of Midlothian; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by sister, Rebecca M. Hopper.

           

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

 

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William "Bill" Chamness

Funeral services for William "Bill" Chamness, age 87, of Yantis, will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 10, 2013, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Shannon Hassell, Travis Aven, and William McDaniel officiating.

Interment will follow services in the Arbala Cemetery with Dwight Germer, Freddie Chamness, Allen Lynn Chamness, Josh Chamness, Chaisen Chamness, and Gary Aven serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be William McDaniel and Travis Aven.

Mr. Chamness passed away on Sunday morning, December 8, 2013, at Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab. He was born on February 4, 1926, in the Arbala Community of Hopkins County, the son of William Fletcher and Willie Alma Nichols Chamness. He married Lottie Marie Owens on August 2, 1945, in Marietta, OK. She preceded him in death on November 30, 2o13. After graduation, Mr. Chamness moved to the Dallas area and worked at the post office and also learned the building trade. He moved back to Hopkins County in 1950. He farmed, raised cattle, and hauled milk. He bought land along Hwy-154 in Yantis, across from where he used to live and built his home in 1958, that he lived all of these years. Bill built homes and was the also in the dairy business, as well as owning a trucking business.

He is survived by his children, Carolyn Kay Burgert and husband Ronald of Dallas, Billy Mack Chamness and wife Sharon of Sulphur Springs, and Vickie Germer and husband Dwight of Grand Prairie; grandchildren, Robby Chamness, Kiesha Wilkinson, Chaisen Chamness, Tosha Michelle Bontrager and Zoe Germer; great-grandchildren, Olivia Chamness, Nicholas Chamness, Michael Chamness, Madeline Chamness, Isabella Chamness, and Kade Bontrager.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Allen Ray Chamness, and sisters, Pauline Aven and Ruby Lorene.

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

Arrangments are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Garry Darrow

A military graveside service under the direction of the Hopkins County Military Coalition will be conducted at Miller Grove Cemetery at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 4, 2013 with Edggie Clements officiating. 

No formal visitation is scheduled.

           

Gary Reeves Darrow, a/k/a “Grumpy”, was born March 21, 1941 in Miller Grove, TX to Boyd and Eula Mae Grayson Darrow.  He went home to our Lord December 1, 2013 from Carriage House Manor.  He was of the Methodist faith.

           

His family moved to Dallas when he was young and Gary returned to Miller Grove Community in 1990 to take care of his ailing parents.

           

He served in the U. S. Navy from 1958 - 1962 where he began his welding career and was honorably discharged.  He married Eileen Duke November 16, 1963 in Durant Oklahoma.  

           

He is preceded in death by his parents and one grandson, Sean Alan Hood in 2007.  

He is survived by his caretaker and ex-wife, Eileen Darrow;  two children, Shannon Darrow Clements and her husband Edggie of Brashear, TX and Gary “Keith” Darrow and his wife Kimberly of Forney, TX; one sister, Margaret Darrow Cain and husband Ernest of Emory, TX; four grandchildren, Brandy Hood Anderson of Mesquite, TX, Brandon Keith Darrow and Gary Ryan Darrow of Forney, TX and Ashley Ann Clements of Sulphur Springs, TX; three great-grandchildren, Kason Anderson, Bella Anderson and Mason Clements; two nephews, Michael Cain of Plano, TX and Jamey Cain of Colorado and several great-nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Robert Price

  

A funeral service for  Robert Veldon “R.V.” Price, age 90 of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Kyle Ray and Rev. Steve Calavan officiating. 

Interment will follow at Gafford Chapel Cemetery with Todd Williams, Jr., Taylor Cross, Kyle Nichols, Antwone Young, Lonny Taylor and Jason Moore serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren and Louis Lufkin. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home. 

          

Robert Veldon “R.V.” Price passed away Monday morning, December 2, 2013 at his residence.  He was born in the Bonanza Community April 12, 1923, the son of Robert Price and Frankie (Mabe) Price.  He married Margie Collins.  She preceded him in death in 2001.  He was a retired A.M.P.I. truck driver and he was of the Methodist faith.  He served in the United States Army during World War II.  He fought in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany.  He was awarded several battle stars.  He also was stationed in Iceland, Scotland and Ireland.

           

Survivors include:  two daughters, Mary Robinson and Opal Price; two sisters, Etta Mae and Virginia, all of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Mark Robinson and Jennie, Jarrod Friddle and Carrie and Joel Friddle and Karmon; great-grandchildren, Mason and Jackson Friddle, Braden and Allison Katchinska, Blake and Tiffany Robinson and Shea Robinson. 

He was preceded in death by sisters, Opal Lynch and Betty.  

 

 

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Imogene Glenn

Funeral services for Imogene Glenn, of Yantis, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at Yantis Baptist Church with Reverend Jeremy Durig and Tony Gilbreath officating.



Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at Lowe's Funeral Home in Quitman.

Burial will follow in the Yantis City Cemetery.


Mrs. Glenn passed away on Sunday afternoon, December 1, 2013, in Winnsboro. She was born July 26, 1924 in Rock Hill (Wood County) to Hudie and Hattie McAnally Morgan.

She was a teacher and taught in Yantis ISD for 53 years. Imogene lived in Wood County all of her life and was a member of the First Baptist Church, Yantis. She retired in 2000 after teaching a total of 58 years, she also volunteered at the Imogene Glenn Elementery School in Yantis since retirement. She taught Sunday School in Yantis over 50 years.

She is preceded in death by her parents, 3 Brothers and 1 Sister, and her husband, Arnold Glenn in 2005. She and Arnold were married August 27, 1947.

She is survived by 2 Sons: Brent Glenn and his wife Diane, Yantis, Tx. and Layne Glenn, Ft. Worth, Tx.; 2 grandchildren, Ryan and wife Catie Glenn and Colton Glenn and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, family request donations be made to the First Baptist Church Yantis or to the Yantis City Cemetery.



Arrangements are with Lowe's Funeral Home.

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Marie Chamness

Funeral services fo rLottie Marie Chamness, age 88, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Shannon Hassell and Travis Aven officiating. 

Interment will follow at Arbala Cemetery with Dwight Germer, Freddie Chamness, Allen Lynn Chamness, Josh Chamness, Chaisen Chamness and Gary Aven serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Warren Attaway, William McDaniel and Travis Aven. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, December 2, 2013, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Chamness passed away on Saturday morning, November 30, 2013, at Sulphur Springs Health & Rehab Center. She was born on January 1, 1925 in Arkansas the daughter of Charlie W. and Turie J. (Norton) Owens.  She married Bill Chamness on August 2, 1945 in Marietta, OK.  He survives.   Mrs. Chamness was a homemaker and a member of Yantis Baptist Church where she was the Recording secretary for 17 years. 

In addition to her husband she is survived by her children, Carolyn Kay Burgert and husband Ronald of Dallas, Billy Mack Chamness and wife Sharon of Sulphur Springs and Vicki Germer and husband Dwight of Grand Prairie, sisters, Mildred Lawson and Ruby Bain both of Sulphur Springs, grandchildren, Robby Chamness, Keisha Wilkinson, Chaisen Chamness, Tosha Michelle Bontrager and Zoe Germer, great-grandchildren, Olivia Chamness, Nicholas Chamness, Michael Chamness, Madeline Chamness, Isabella Chamness and Cade Bontrager. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Faye Bills and brother, David Owens. 

Memorials may be made to Encompass Home Health at 3000 South 31st Street, Suite 110, Temple, TX 76502 or Vitas Hospice at www.vitascommunityconnection.org. 

Arrangments are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Virginia Calhoun

Funeral services for Virginia LaRue Calhoun, age 81, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. 

Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Mrs. Calhoun passed away Friday, November 29, 2013 at Carriage House Manor.  Mrs. Calhoun was born on January 5, 1932 in the Mahoney Community to James Charles and Ella (Anderson) Porter.  She married Ray Calhoun on June 6, 1953 in Dallas, TX.  He survives.  Mrs. Calhoun worked for SSISD in the cafeteria for 10 years and was a homemaker. She was a faithful member of Central Baptist Church. 

In addition to her husband she is survived by sons, James Calhoun of Dike, Kenneth Calhoun and wife Charlotte of Mountainburg, AR, daughters, Janet Stevenson and husband David of Port Angeles, WA, Nita Rhoades and husband John of Sulphur Springs and Chris Talmage and husband Tim of Sulphur Springs, grandchildren, Leslie Littlefield, Eli Calhoun, Trent Daniel, Bo Bratton, Billy Bratton, Nikki Pettit, Jeni Lester, Kaila Point, Natasha Watson, Tyler Rhoades, Brennan Rhoades, Garrett Rhoades, Blake Talmage and Caleb Talmage, 18 great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Arnold Porter, Albert Porter, Odis Porter and Travis Porter. 

Memorials may be made to Legacy Hospice at The Hope Foundation, 120 E. South Town Drive Suite 200, Tyler, TX 75703.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Dr. Maurice Starkey

Claude Maurice Starkey, 84, died Wednesday, November 27, 2013 after a brief illness. He was born January 7, 1929 in New Baden, TX, the son of Claude Éclair Starkey, a railroad man with the Missouri Pacific Railroad, and Geraldine McCrary Starkey.  As a young child he lived in San Antonio, and the family later moved to Franklin, Texas. As a teenager he lied (unsuccessfully) about his age in an attempt to enter military service during the later months of the Second World War. He eventually entered the US Army in 1946, where he proudly served as a soldier and a dental laboratory technician. He later studied at Baylor University in Waco in the pre-dental program where he met his first wife, Betty Lulu Bobo  of Midland, Texas. Maurice completed Dental School at Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, and in 1956 he and Betty moved to Sulphur Springs where they raised four children. Maurice  later married Carolyn Pounds of Yantis, Texas. Maurice and Carolyn lived for many happy years on their farm in Yantis, where they recently celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary.

            Maurice was a lifelong resident of Texas.  He practiced dentistry at 626 Church Street in Sulphur  Springs for almost 40 years.  He had great concern and compassion for his many loyal patients and would happily come to the office in the middle of the night to care for a patient with a bad toothache.  He would always care for patients regardless of their ability to pay.  He had a lifelong interest in history and genealogy and had a great appetite for reading historical novels.  Even more, he had a great love for nature.  He found beauty in something as simple as an odd shaped stone or the crooked branch of a tree.  He enjoyed the art of woodcarving, and he had a great collection of hand carved walking canes.  In his later years Maurice redeveloped his spirituality and love of God and established an extensive church family with the Lake Fork Baptist Church. 

            Maurice left his grieving family in the care of his loving wife, Carolyn of Yantis.  His daughter, Melinda Odom and husband Randy of Rockwall and three sons, Dr. Tom Starkey of Fort Polk, Louisiana, John Starkey and wife Brenda of Wichita, Kansas and Matthew Starkey of Smyrna, Tennessee will forever miss their father.  Maurice lost his brother Jerry and sister Fanney Melchior many decades ago.  He is also survived by his younger brothers Don of Corpus Christi and Johnny of Franklin.  He left this world to five loving grandchildren, Chris McGrew, Aaron McGrew, Elissa Starkey Graves, Sean Starkey and Nicole Ortiz and three great-grandchildren.  Maurice lived a long, gratifying and mostly happy life and will be missed by all who knew him and loved him.

            Visitation will be held at the Tapp Funeral Home on Friday evening from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

           Services will be held at the Lake Fork Baptist Church, 9483 W FM 515, Alba, TX at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, with interment immediately following at the Seymore Cemetery on Hwy 154.

           Arrangements are under the direction of  Tapp Funeral Home.

 

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Dorothy White

 

Funeral services for Dorothy Nell White, 66, of Sulphur Springs will be 11:00 am, Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at Mitchell Chapel Church of God in Christ with Supt. Nelson Gatlin officiating.

Interment will follow in the St. Luke Cemetery with Roderick Godbolt, Broderick Godbolt, Brian Kelly, Keith Clayton, Jeromy Donahue and O.J. Hill serving as pallbearers. Grandsons serving as honorary pallbearers.

There will be no formal visitation.

Dorothy Nell Godbolt White passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.  She was born on January 6, 1947 in Sulphur Springs, TX the daughter of Wister and Marie Bowser Godbolt Sr. She married Harold Wright, then later married Thomas J White. He preceded her in death. She was a member of the Mitchell Chapel Church of God in Christ.

  

Survivors included: three children, Kerry Wright and wife, Tammy, Johnny Wright and wife, Shaletha, and Andrea Denise King and husband, Eric; five sisters, Clydie Mae Boyd, Mae Dell Greenwood, Jacqueline Jackson, Dollie Kelly, and Patrica Morgan; three brothers, Wister Godbolt Jr., Ricky Godbolt and David Godbolt; sixteen grandchildren, Jeromy Donahue, Shawana Wooten, Andrew Wooten, Brandy Smith, Dadrian Smith, DeAnfre’ Wright, Kerie Wright, Ebony Wright, Kadarian Wright, Christopher Johnson, Samira Younger, Jonathan Wright, Jayla Wright, Devin King, Arbrie King, and Alexander King; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Odell, Jewerl, Dewerl Godbolt, three sisters, Doris and Carla Godbolt, and Elizabeth Ann Clayton; and one granddaughter, Mallory Carey.


Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

 

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Cullen Lacey

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Funeral services for Rev. Cullen P. Lacey, age 87, of Cumby, will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kurt Stratton officiating and Rev. Don Laughton assisting. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 Monday, December 2, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Military graveside honors by the Hopkins County Military Coalition will follow at Miller Grove Cemetery with sons and grandsons serving as pallbearers. 

Rev. Lacey passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at Carriage House Manor.  Rev. Lacey was born on August 6, 1926 in Hemphill, TX, the son of John David and Murtie (Waller) Lacey.  He married Lorraine Marrian Nugent in Zavalla, TX.  Rev. Lacey retired from Southwestern Bell after 37 years and went on to be an ordained minister in 1966, where he pastored several churches in East Texas. 

In addition to his wife he is survived by sons, Gary Lacey of Gainesville, GA, Tom Lacey and wife Nancy of McKinney, Daniel Lacey and wife Sabrina of Garland, Charles Lacey of McKinney, daughter, Caroline Stratton and husband Rev. Kurt Stratton of Frisco, sister Mary Helen Brown of Ft. Worth, TX, 11 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Odis Lacey, Odel Lacey, Eugene Lacey, sisters, Lucille Beard and Ola Samsky. 

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Thomas Orval Childers

Graveside service for Thomas Orval Childers, of Emory, will be conducted at 2:00 pm, on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at Clifton Cemetery. Bro. Wayne Wolfe will officiate.

Mr. Childers died at his residence on Tuesday evening. He was born, in Emory, Jan. 4, 1929, to Thomas Adrian and Fleda Williams Childers. He was a long haul truck driver all of his working career, and a proud member of the Teamsters Union, Local 745. He served his country, during the Korean Conflict, as a soldier in the U.S. Army, and was stationed in Germany for some time. Also, Mr. Childers was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include: Daughters:  Pamela Jacks, and Penny Tolleson, both of Emory Grandchildren:  Brandi Jacks, Garrett Jacks, Tonya McAree, Trevor Roberts, and Tanner Tolleson Great-grandchildren:  Colby McAree, and Kaylee McAree

He was preceded in death by his parents, and 1 sister, Mauretta Rollins in 1999

Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  

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Billy Tom George

Funeral services for Billy Tom George, age 75, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. George passed away on Thursday evening, November 21, 2013, at his residence.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Jerry D. Moss

Funeral services for Jerry D. Moss, age 72, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Moss passed away on Thursday morning, November 21, 2013, at his residence.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Gabriel Shoaff

Funeral services for Gabriel Vincent Shoaff, infant son of Marc Shoaff and Emily Nickerson, will be conducted at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, November 24, 2013 at Cross Country Cowboy Church with Rev. Steven Leach officiating.

Interment will follow at Mt. Sterling Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, November 23, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Gabriel passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2013. 

He is survived by his parents, maternal grandparents, Joe and Irene Nickerson of Sulphur Springs, paternal grandparents, Steve Shoaff of Sulphur Springs and Kristi Miller of Lewisville, great-grandparents, Bennie and Linda Bryant , Alisha Nickerson , Charles and Mary Miller, and Marene Shoaff. 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Lewis D. Woodard

  

A funeral service for Lewis Woodard, age 85, of Miller Grove  will be conducted at  County Line Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 24, 2013, with Rev. Danny Calk officiating. 

Interment will follow at Clifton Cemetery, with Chad Neal, Brad Neal, Mac Garrett, Mark Garrett, Brett Garrett, Mark Sims, Brady Neal and Trenton Neal serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth Sims, Billy Lynn, Octave Woods and Junior Dickens. 

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

           

Lewis Woodard passed away Thursday morning, November 21, 2013 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.  He was born in Divide, December 10, 1927, the son of B. W. Woodard and Edna (Morris) Woodard.  He married Bobbie Ruth Garrett in Sulphur Springs on July 27, 1946; she survives.  He was a dairy farmer and truck driver.  He was a member of County Line Baptist Church. 

           

Other survivors include:  daughter, Holly Neal and husband Cliff of Saltillo; son, Michael Woodard of Miller Grove; two grandsons, Chad Neal and wife Dena of Saltillo and Brad Neal and wife D’Laire of Scroggins; great-grandchildren, Chanda Neal, Cheyenne Neal, Daccy Neal, Jocee Neal, Brady Neal and Trenton Neal; brother-in-law, Mac Garrett and wife Sandra of Miller Grove; sister-in-law, Sue Sims and husband, Kenneth of Corsicana; nieces, Robin Middleton and Tammy Burrows and nephews, Mark Garrett, Brett Garrett and Mark Sims.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

           

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Marilyn Evans

Funeral services for Marilyn Joyce “Micey” Evans, 61, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 23, 2013 at Morning Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

Interment will follow at East Caney Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, November 22, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Marilyn passed away on November 16, 2013 in Sulphur Springs.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Opal Brinlee

 

 

Opal Lee Brinlee, age 86, passed on to be with her Heavenly Father and Lord Jesus Christ on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at her Wesley Oaks residence in Sulphur Springs, Texas. She was born on November 14, 1927 to Vernon and Lela Mae Alexander in Lamesa, Texas.

 

Opal graduated from Lamesa High School in 1945. She attended Jacksonville Baptist College where she married the late Hoyt Brinlee who was a bi-vocational Southern Baptist Pastor. Opal was a housewife for many years. They pastored in Weatherford, OK and Flower Grove, TX. Afterwards, they moved to east Texas where they served churches in Bogata, Saltillo, and Newsome. The couple had three children. Opal’s oldest two children Darrell Brinlee and Lynda Brinlee Davidson were graduates of Mt. Vernon High School.

 

Opal moved to Sulphur Springs, Texas in 1968 with her youngest child Sherry Brinlee (Garrard) Chester who was a graduate of Sulphur Springs High School. Opal went to work in the Hopkins County District Clerks Office. Later, she was a secretary at First Baptist Church. Then, returned to work at the Courthouse where she retired from the County Clerk’s Office. Opal also worked in the meat market on Saturdays at Piggly Wiggly. Her strong work ethic and perseverance were evident as she quietly lived out her faith in practical ways. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church and a member of Love Sunday School Class.

 

People often commented on Opal’s sincere and contagious smile, her gentle, sweet spirit along with her strength and diligence to walk most everywhere she went well into her mid 80’s. Many a community member would offer her a ride. They were the ones blessed if she accepted the offer. On days when she said, “No, thank you,” Opal was grateful for such a kind and caring town that befriended her whole-heartedly.

 

Opal was a loving mother, doting grandmother and great grandmother. Survivors include three children: a son Darrell Brinlee and wife LaHoma of Ponder, TX; daughter Lynda Brinlee (Williams) Davidson and husband Paul of Mt. Pleasant TX and daughter Sherry Brinlee (Garrard) Chester and husband Maxie of Sulphur Springs, TX.

 

Opal’s living legacy includes six grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren: granddaughter Tanya Williams (Gallagher) Holden and husband Lewis of Coppell, TX, and daughter Katie Gallagher of Nashville, Tennessee; grandson Keith Williams, wife Carrie and daughters Kaylee, Lily, and Trinity of Allen, TX.

 

Other granddaughters and great grandchildren include: Jennifer Nicole (Garrard) Wenneker, husband Jeremy and their four children Aliyah, Zadok, Benaiah, and Obed of Centerville, Tennessee; Sheryl (Garrard) Huddleston, husband Jonathan and children Jochebed and Josiah of Greenville, TX; granddaughter Allison (Garrard) Thompson, husband Travis and daughter Hannah of Saltillo, TX; and granddaughter Kimberly Anne Garrard of Centerville, Tennessee.

 

Other survivors include a younger sister, Lillian Tidwell and her late husband Paul of Huntsville, Texas along with a brother, Conrad Alexander and wife Joyce of Austin, Texas.

 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Howard Petty and Dr. Joel Tiemeyer officiating. Interment will follow at Sulphur Springs City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., prior to service time.

 

Pallbearers include: Mike Briley, Lewis Holden, Jeremy Wenneker, Jonathan Huddleston, Travis Thompson, and Justin Parmer. Honorary pallbearers include: Tommy Allison, Bill Glover, Jim Haney, Tim Kelty, William McDowell, David Moore, Joel Sheffield, and Joe Pogue.

 

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

 

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Marguerite Potts

A funeral service for Marguerite Potts, age 85, of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 16, 2013, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. 

Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Quinton Suttle, Don High, Huck McCormick, Paul Lane, Michael Bumgardner, Matthew DeSmet and Kerry Potts serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service (10:00 a.m.), Saturday, November 16, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

Marguerite Potts passed away at Carriage house Manor Thursday afternoon, November 14, 2013.  She was born in Rains County,  September 21, 1928, the daughter of William Theodore Powell and Susie Viola (Barrett) Powell.  She married Lawrence Potts in Rains County,  September 19, 1946.  He preceded her in death in 2000.   She was a homemaker and she was of the Baptist faith. 

           

Survivors include: son, Jerry Potts and wife Linda of Sulphur Springs; three sisters, Oleta Gowin of Sulphur Springs, Betty Bumgardner of Iowa Park and Carolyn High of Belton; grandchildren, Kerry Potts and Kristin, Kathy DeSmet and Matt; great-grandchildren, Kennedy and Kate Potts and Addison and Cooper DeSmet.  She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Colleen Senter, Doris Smith and Patty Lane.   Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.        

           

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

 

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Estelle Watson

A graveside service for Estelle Watson, age 83, of Winnsboro, formerly of Hopkins County, will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Friday, November 15, 2013 at Pine Hill Cemetery. 

No formal visitation is scheduled.

           

Estelle Watson passed away Tuesday morning, November 12, 2013 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.  She was born in Hopkins County on June 20, 1930, the daughter of Albert Baxter Adams and Pearl (Boss) Adams.  She married Eulas Watson.  He preceded her in death in 1989.  She was a homemaker and a member of  Pine Hill Cumberand Presbyterian Church.

           

Survivors include:  two daughters, Kathy Jumper of Winnsboro and Nelta Watson and husband William Carter of Denton; two sons, Clifford Watson and Eulas Watson, both of Winnsboro; grandchildren, Davis Ray Jumper, Adam Watson Jumper, Seth Patton Jumper, Misty Crookham, Robert Watson, Wendy Thomas and Tammy Cox and 14 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by seven brothers and five sisters.

                       

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Oma Lou Talley

           

A funeral service for Oma Lou Talley, age 99, of Mineola,  formerly of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 16, 2013,  at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel, with Brother Tommy Hall and Brother Andy Comer officiating.  

Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park, with Jerry Tinney, Mitchell Tinney, Gerald Heard and Gene Clark serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, November 15, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

Oma Lou Talley passed away Monday evening, November 11, 2013 at Wood Memorial Nursing Home in Mineola.  She was born in Reilly Springs on March 30, 1914, the daughter of Claude Stunkard and Fannie (Mitchell) Stunkard.  She married L. H. “Shorty” Talley in Hopkins County on October 1, 1932.  He preceded her in death in 1985.  She was a homemaker and a member of Davis Street Baptist Church.

           

Survivors include: daughter, Linda Scarborough of Alba; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.  She was also preceded in death by her parents and one infant brother.  Memorials may be made to Children’s Miracle Network.    

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Tyler Pence

 

Funeral services for Tyler Glenn Pence, age 15, of Cooper will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, November 14, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Howard Strickland officiating. 

Interment will follow at Miller Grove Cemetery with James Scott, Dell Storey, Clint Perkins and Chris Baldwin serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Jacob White and Skylar Prock. 

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home. 

Tyler passed away Friday, November 8, 2013 at Children’s Hospital in Dallas.  Tyler was born on June 20, 1998 in Dallas, TX, the son of Sean Phillip and Brandy Carol (Miller) Pence.  He was a member of Miller Grove United Methodist Church where he was baptized on August 23, 2009. 

Tyler is survived by his parents, sister, Katelyn Pence, maternal grandparents, Glenn and Laura Miller of Cumby, paternal grandparents, Mark and Debbie Pence of Cumby, aunts, Jennifer Newell of Tira, Shannon Pence Brown and Sarah Pence Albritton both of Sulphur Springs, great-grandfather, Phillip Pence of Carrollton, numerous cousins and friends. 

He was preceded in death by great-grandparents, James and Helen Perkins, Shannon Pence, Marshall and Loretta E. Miller.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Billie Sue Crowson

Funeral Services for Billie Sue Crowson, age 83 of Sulphur Springs will be 11:00 AM, Monday, November 11, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Bro. Charles Rawlinson, and Bro. John Odom officiating.

Interment will follow in the North Hopkins Cemetery with Rodney Harred, Darron Harred, Derek Harred, Tony Hurley, Brandon Crowson, and Rowdy Crowson serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be one hour before the service (10:00 am)  on Monday, November 11, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.    

Billie Sue Crowson passed away Friday, November 8, 2013 at Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab.  She was born in Sulphur Spring, TX on March 27, 1930 the daughter of Robert and Pauline Chapman Harred.  She married  Herschel Crowson in Hopkins County on November 22, 1947. He preceded her in death in 1990. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.   

Survivors include: two sons, Gary Crowson and wife, Reba, and Kenny Crowson and wife, Ruth Ann, all of Dike; Grandchildren, Rowdy Crowson, Brandon Crowson, Angie Burnett, Heath Parkey, Kacie Crowson, and Amanda Crowson; great grandchildren, Kaci Mayes, Hunter Crowson, Hannah Crowson, Bailee Burnett, Dalton Crowson and Harlon Hogan.  

She was preceded in death by parents, husband and brother, Harlon Harred.  

Memorials may be made to the North Hopkins Cemetery Asscoation.              

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

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Dewey Humphrey

A Funeral Service for Dewey Lee Humphrey, age 87, of Sulphur Springs will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 11, 2013 at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Pickton with Brother Patrick Gernenz officiating.

A Military graveside service under the direction of the Hopkins County Military Coalition will follow at New Pickton Cemetery with Paul Poarch, Brian Petraitis, Shawn Boyd, Eric Daily, and Darrell Marks serving as Pallbearers. Phillip Poarch will serve as an Honorary Pallbearer.

A visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Dewey Lee Humphrey passed away Friday, November 8, 2013 at his residence. He was born on December 13, 1925 in Pickton to Lucian F. and Exie (Bain) Humphrey. He married Allene Cook in Dallas on March 11, 1948; she survives. Mr. Humphrey was a Gunner in World War II. He spent 35 years at Continental Electronics where he was a Machine Shop Foreman. He was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church where he was the Sunday School Director.

Other survivors include: daughters, Patricia Lynn Poarch and husband J.D. of Sulphur Springs, Danita Kay Petraitis and husband Ed of Murfreesboro, TN, and Donna Lee Kile and husband Michael of Dallas; grandchildren, Phillip Poarch, Paul  Poarch, Grace Kile, Brian Petraitis, Danielle Petraitis, and Hannah Kile; and one great-grandchild, Grace Marks.

He was preceded in death by brothers, J.D. Humphrey and Royal T. Humphrey, sister, Opal M. Blocker, and Infant daughter, Karen Roxanne Humphrey.

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

 

 

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Wanda Jean Stearns

Funeral services for Wanda Jean “Jeannie” Stearns, 79, of Dike, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 10, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will follow at Conner Cemetery.

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

Jeannie passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at her residence.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Exie Riley

Funeral service for Exie Riley, age 58, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Ms. Riley passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, at Sulphur Springs Health & Rehab.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Jimmy Robbins

  

A memorial service for Jimmy Ray Robbins, age 78, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel, at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Novembr 9, 2013, with Jimmy Don Goldsmith officiating. 

No formal visitation is scheduled.

           

Jimmy Ray Robbins passed away Tuesday morning, November 5, 2013 at Sulphur Springs Health & Rehab.  He was born in Bristow, Oklahoma on December 24, 1934, the son of Floyd Clifton Robbins and Mary Elizabeth (Clark) Robbins.  He married Daralene Underwood in Sulphur Springs on September 11, 1954; she survives.  He was retired from Robbins Upholstery and he was of the Church of Christ faith.

           

Other survivors include:  son, Mike Robbins and wife Julia of Yantis; two daughters, Karen Hooks and Mitzi Hughes and husband J.R., sister, Dorothy Eaton; grandchildren, Brena Robbins and Shawn Long, Clif Robbins and Brandi, Kendall Robbins, Tim Hooks, Tony Hooks and Kim, Josh and Melissa Peugh, Marisha Moreland and  Jonathan,  and great-grandchildren, Haylee Hooks, Zach Long, Mycaylah Hooks, Hayden Hooks, Payton Hooks, Brayden Moreland and Stella Moreland. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Louise Douglas and baby brother, Lee Leverne Robbins.

           

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Steve Penland

A funeral service for Steve Penland, age 80, of Dike,  will be conducted at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, November 7, 2013, with Shane Carrington and Malcom King officiating. 

A military graveside service, under the direction of the Hopkins County Military Coalition, will follow at Conner Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers will be Kevin Keen, Ken Penland, Dan Penland, Randy Newman, Kenny Penland and Michael Hale.  His brothers-in-law will serve as honorary pallbearers.

           

Steve Penland passed away at his residence, Monday evening, November 4, 2013.  He was born in Altus, Oklahoma January 18, 1933, the son of Ira Leslie Penland and Mary Clayborn (Truett) Penland.  He married Betty Jo Norman March 1, 1976 in Dallas; she survives.  He was a metal plater and  plant manager of Dallas Plating Company for many years before opening Flora Plating Company which he owned and operated for 13 years.  He was also a cattle rancher.  He was of the Church of Christ faith  and a lifetime member of V.F.W. Post 8560.  He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.

           

Other survivors include:  three sons, Kenneth David Penland of Omaha, Nebraska, Daniel  Steve Penland and wife Christina of Little Elm and Kevin Ray Keen and wife April of Dike; daughter, Mary Dale Newman and husband Ed of La Vista, Nebraska, two sisters, Elsie Cross and husband Richard of Garland and Irene Dykema and husband John of Belton; nine grandchildren, Randy Newman, Jimmy Newman, David Newman, Terry Wiebers, Kenny Penland, Andrew Penland, Michael Hale, Ashley Keen and Justin Keen and ten great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Buck Penland and Boyd Penland and sister, Dorothy Bybee.

           

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Louise Crump

A funeral service for Louise Crump will be conducted in the Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel, at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 8, 2013. 

Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park, with Cary Sanders, William Crump, Justin Crump, Ryan Stracener, Dereick Hetich and Brandon Roberts serving as pallbearers. 

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

           

Lois Louise Crump, age 83, passed away at 7:25 p.m., November 4, 2013 in Emory, Texas. She was born on Thursday, January 9, 1930 in Wood County to the late Dewitt W. and Mary Marinda Davis Massey. She married O.W. Crump on September 25, 1946. He preceded her in death in 1993.

           

Survivors include: four daughters, Alma Sanders and husband Carl of Emory, Diane Rice and husband Larry of Fairfield, Audrey Stracener and husband Ricky of Miller Grove, Lisa Gatson and husband Vince of Grandview, Becky Roberts and Ted Wilson of Quitman; two sons, Willie Crump and Wife Pam of Quitman, Grady Crump of Golden, 15 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, sister Betty Burnett of Yantis, and several nieces and nephews. 

           

She was preceded in death by one child, one brother, E.J. Massey, three sisters, Doreen Morgan, Beth Ogle, Lola Ogle, and one half-sister, Faye Adair.

 

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 

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Phillip McGarity

A funeral service for Phillip McGarity, age 45, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, November 7, 2013, with Rev. C. J. Duffey and Michael Mars officiating.

 Interment will follow at Rosemound Cemetery in Commerce, with Jonas Helm, Rusty Evans, Randy West, Jason Forbes, Mike Simmons, Steve Dodd and Dustin Burns serving as pallbearers . 

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

           

Phillip McGarity passed away at his residence Monday morning, November 4, 2013.  He was born in Springfield, Missouri, November 13, 1967, the son of John Franklin McGarity and Virginia Sue (Wagner) McGarity.  He was the owner of McGarity Heating & Air and he was of the Baptist faith. 

           

Survivors include:  mother, Sue Taylor and husband Jack; son, Heston McGarity, all of Sulphur Springs; two daughters, Peyton Ann McGarity of Belton and Savannah Nicole Williams of San Angelo; three sisters, Jo Ann Sheaffer and husband Bill of Round Rock, Theresa Melton and husband Randy of Dike and Susan Kay Burns of Sulphur Springs; three  brothers, Jeffrey Ben McGarity of Cumby and John McGarity and Michael McGarity, both of Springfield, Missouri. 

He was preceded in death by his father; grandparents, Joyce Malone and Ted Wagner , stepmother, Jeanette McGarity and his first wife, Lisa Horton McGarity.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Maurice Mears

Cremation arrangements for Maurice Earl Mears, 83, of Emory, are under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home. 

Mr. Mears died, Wednesday, October 30, 2014, in Dallas Baylor Medical Center.  He was born April 29, 1930, in Kilgore to Earl Henry and Roberta Coffee Mears. 

Survivors include: Judy Mears, Johnny Mears, Melanie Stevens, Todd Mears, and Brian Mears. Brothers: Charlie Mears, Roger Mears, John Mears, Gerald Mears, Glen Mears and Donald Mears.  Sister: Sharon Ford, Janice Castleberry and Mary Gordon. 

Preceded by Parents, Brother: Paul Mears, and Sister: Julia Dougan. 

Memorial service at a later date.

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Janet Kulpinski

Janet Marie Kulpinski, age 69, of Point, TX, died at Hunt Regional Hospital, in Greenville, on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013.

She was born July 30, 1944, in Salem Township, Steuben County, IN. Her parents were James Doc and Pauline Elizabeth Lieberenz Elkins. She married Raymond Kulpinski in Angola, IN, on Sept. 26, 1964.

A memorial service will be scheduled in Michigan at a later time.  Arrangements are under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

 Survivors include: Husband of Point, TX Sons: Raymond Clarence Kulpinski, Jr. (Tammy) of Coldwater, MI Michael Paul Kulpinski of Coldwater, MI Daughters: Renee Marie Sweitzer (Rick) of Bronson, MI and Patricia Ann Martin (Roger) of Point, TX 2 Brothers and 2 Sisters Grandchildren: 20 Great-grandchildren: 16

She was preceded in death by her parents

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Mamie L. Morgan

Mamie Lee “Boots” Morgan, 77, of Cumby, Texas, passed away at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas, Texas on November 3, 2013.  She was born in Chicota, Lamar County Texas, October 7, 1936, the daughter of Doyle Sidney and Letia Mae Melton Fowler.  She married Don Wendell Morgan in Morton, Texas, June 30, 1956.  He survives.

Mrs. Morgan was retired from the US Postal Service.  She was also a founding member of Cornerstone Church in Cumby. 

She is also survived by a son Michael Don Morgan and his wife Angela, three grandchildren: Alyssa, Erin and Kaelyn Morgan all of Cumby.  A sister, Peggy Ann Cook-Clark and her husband Edward also of Cumby; two brothers, Doyle Ray Fowler and his wife Linda; and Billy James (Jay) Fowler and his wife Joyce all of Lubbock, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A Memorial Service and Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Cornerstone Church in Cumby.  The Memorial Service will begin at 10 am with a time of reflection and visitation.  Brother Richard Deteau will give a eulogy at 11 am and Brother Jim Moore will give a eulogy at 1 pm.  The family will continue to accept visitors until 2 pm.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Brian Finnie

A graveside service for Brian Finnie, age 34, of Sulphur Springs will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at St. Luke Cemetery with Rev. Harold Wright officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be Lonnie Bagley, Justin Bozeman, La Royce Beard, Joshua Leftrick, Robert Finnie, Richard Finnie, Howard Harper and Traylon Dial.  Honorary pallbearers will be the Sulphur Springs High School Class of 1997.

There is no formal visitation scheduled.

           

Brian Finnie passed away at his residence Saturday, November 2, 2013.  He was born in Sulphur Springs February 9, 1979, the son of Felton Finnie, Jr. and Margaret Larnice (Ford) Finnie. 

           

Survivors include: his father, Felton Finnie, Jr.; his mother, Margaret Harris and stepfather Donnie Harris; grandparents, Laurice Stokes and  Joe Stokes and Felton Finnie and Rose Finnie, all of Sulphur Springs.

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

 

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Bill McDonald

  

A graveside service for Bill McDonald, age 83, of Hubbard, formerly of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 1:30 PM Monday, November 4, 2013 at the North Hopkins Cemetery with Brother Tommy Hall officiating. Visitation will be from 12:00 PM (noon) to 1:00 PM Monday at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

           

Bill McDonald passed away Saturday morning, November 2, 2013 at Hillcrest Hospital in Waco.  He was born in North Hopkins on October 29, 1930, the son of George W. McDonald and Cecil (Campbell) McDonald.  He  married Jeanie Wakeland.  She preceded him in death in 1980.  He married Neva Ray; she survives.  He was a retired architectural engineer and a member of First Baptist Church in Hubbard.  He was formerly a member of Davis Street Baptist Church.  He served in the United States Air Force and he was a Mason for 50 years.

           

Other survivors include:  four sons, Randy McDonald and wife Jane, Michael McDonald and wife Johnnie, all of Midlothian, Charles Wakeland of Austin and John Wakeland and wife Lisa of Arlington; brother Bob McDonald and wife Josephine of Texarkana; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and nephew Larry Hendrickson. 

He was also preceded in death by his parents.

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

 

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Ruthie Skaggs

Funeral  services for Ruthie Gertrude Skaggs, age 76, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday, November 4, 2013 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Lowell Skaggs officiating. 

Interment will follow at Greenview Cemetery with Daniel Skaggs, Eric Marcum, Miles Hutchings, Marc Hutchings, Ronnie Skaggs, John Nabors and James Tolley serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearer will be Robert Fields. 

Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 prior to services time at West Oaks Funeral Home.  

Mrs. Skaggs passed away Friday, November 1, 2013 at Rock Creek Health and Rehab. Mrs. Skaggs was born on September 14, 2013 in Bledsoe, TX, the daughter of Jesse and Fannie (Lawhon) Norman.    She married Claudie Skaggs on November 17, 1955 in Lubbock, TX and he preceded her in death in 1993.    Mrs. Skaggs was a homemaker and worked in Home Health Care.  She was of the Pentecostal faith.  Mrs. Skaggs was an avid reader, she listened  to gospel music along with Elvis and Conway Twitty.  She loved to sew and did needle work and crafts.  

Mrs. Skaggs is survived by two sons, Lowell Skaggs and wife Linda of Sulphur Springs, Joe Skaggs and wife Mindy of Sulphur Springs, daughters, Lovelle Berner of Pickton and Martha Payne of Sulphur Springs, sister,  Patricia Bertreaux of Bonham, 14 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, and son Charles Skaggs. 

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Tom Billodeau

 

Thomas Richard Billodeau, 65, of Sulphur Springs, Texas passed away peacefully on Friday, November 1, 2013. His loving wife, Sandra Billodeau, to whom he was married for 41 years was by his side.  Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, Tom and Sandy made a beautiful life together in Texas for the last 30 years. 

Tom also leaves behind his children, of whom he was extremely proud, Justin Billodeau and his wife, Allison of Austin and Jessa Newman and her husband, Mike of Pearland and 5 beautiful and busy grandchildren, Greyson and Grant Billodeau, and Brady, Blain and Cole Newman.

 

He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Kathleen and Steve Evasius of Belfast, Maine, his mother-in-law, Norma Doucette and his brothers-in-law, Jeffrey and Gregory Doucette.

He is preceded in death by his mother and father, Susie and Richard Billodeau and his sister, Marilyn Williams.

 

He was a strong and quiet man, deeply devoted to his family.  He never missed an opportunity to help a friend in need and cherished the people most close to him. 

The family will receive friends for visitation from 2:00-3:00 pm immediately followed by a memorial service from 3:00-4:00 pm on Sunday, November 3, 2013, at West Oaks Funeral Home at 500 S Hillcrest Drive, in Sulphur Springs, Texas, with Bro. Joel Tiemeyer and David Brewer officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Mac Glaess, Frank Bauer, Michael Newman, Robert “Butch” Newman, Nelson Dixon, Joe Mills, Hendric Dewitt.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made in Tom’s name to the National Parkinson’s Foundation at www.parkinsons.org or 1501 N.W. 9th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136-1494.

The family of Tom Billodeau wishes to thank the many nurses, doctors and caregivers whose kindness will never be forgotten. 

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Carl Askew

Funeral Service for Carl Welton Askew, 83, of Hesperia, CA will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 3, 2013 at East Caney Baptist Church with Dr. M. LaVelle Hendricks,Senior Pastor officiating.

  

Ryan Harrison, Byron Sanders, Lester Henley, Marszell Adams, Victor Watson and Kelvin Harrison will serve as bearers of the bier. 

Burial will follow at Inglewood Cemetery in Inglewood, CA.

  

There will be no formal visitation. Viewing will be held   from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, November 2, at Mason & Mason Mortuary.

  

Carl Welton Askew died Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.  Mr. Askew was born May 9, 1930 in Sulphur Springs to DeEsther Pruitt Askew and Quincy Askew.  Both parents preceded him in death.

  

Mr. Askew attended Douglas High School and graduated high school in Cass County. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. 

  

Mr. Askew moved to California and retired from the County of Los Angeles in the Department of Public Work after 35 years.

  

Carl Welton Askew leaves to mourn:  one sister, Doris Askew Hicks; one brother, Edward Ray Askew; seventeen

nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.



Arrangements are with Mason & Mason Mortuary.

 

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Ronnie Clayton

Ronnie Dean Clayon, age 55 of Emory passed away on October 29, 2013 at Sunny Springs Nursing Home in Sulphur    Springs. A memorial service is scheduled for 2:00 PM, Friday, November 1, 2013 at the Prairie Grove Baptist Church.  Rev. Willie Byrd will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.
 

Ronnie Clayton was born August 11, 1958 in Sulphur Springs, Texas to R.V. and Mertis Faye Clayton.  He

attended Sand Flat Elementary School in Emory.  He graduated from Rains High School and  attended East Texas State University in Commerce, Texas.  He was a member of Prairie Grove Baptist Church.  He was later ordained  as a Minister under the leadership of Rev. Richard Rollerson.

 

He is survived by:

Parents: R.V. and Mertis Faye Clayton of Emory

Brother: Connie Clayton of Emory, and

“God brother  Lauston Garrett

Aunts:  Doris Anderson, and Willene Mornes both of  Emory 

Cousin:  Patricia Kelly Robinson, and a host of other cousins

Numerous other loving family and friends

Preceded In Death by: 

Grandparents:  Johnny (PaPa) and Lucille Snells; 

Lonnie and Mattie Robinson;   3 aunts and 6 uncles.

Arrangements are with Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Wayne Hamrick

Funeral services for Herman Wayne Hamrick, age 82, of Lone Oak, TX, will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., October 31, 2013 at First Baptist Church in Sulphur  Springs, TX. 

Visitation will be from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. prior to service time at the church. 

Interment will be at 2:00 p.m., at Grove Hill Cemetery in Dallas, TX.  

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Charles Sellers

Marvin Charles Sellers was born on March 12, 1921 on his uncle Luther Blair’s farm, two miles south of Alvarado, Texas.  He was the third and last child born to Elisha Thomas “Pete”   and Mamie Ethyle Vandenburg Sellers.  His parents had moved to Alvarado to help his dad’s uncle on his farm.  Charles had two older siblings Lurlyne and E. T. Jr. who were 12 and 9 respectively when he was born.   He was the grandson of a Methodist minister on his mother’s side, and a Confederate Captain and Louisiana State Senator on his father’s side.

Charles attended his first school in Alvarado and lived there until he was nine years old.  In 1930, his family moved back to Sulphur Springs where he would remain the rest of his life. From his early years on the farm and working at the wagon yard in Sulphur Springs he developed his lifetime love of cattle, horses, and roping.  He was a true cowboy.  He graduated from Sulphur Springs High School in 1938, and attended East Texas Teachers College for 3 semesters. He decided to go to work and began a lifelong career in banking. He started working at City National Bank in 1940.  Before his service to his country, Charles entered and won several calf roping events at area rodeos.

In August 1942, he answered the call to join the war effort and enlisted in the Army Air Corp.  He was first stationed in Ogden, Utah, where he attached with the f