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Mary Jo Wilhite

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Posted: 21 May 2009 12:17AM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Stewart,Gordon,Wilhire
Mary Jo Wilhite

Graveside funeral services for Mary Jo Wilhite, age 80, of Sulphur Springs,Texas are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 27, 2008, at Restlawn Memorial Park. Darrell Tubb will officiate.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 26, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mrs. Wilhite passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born in Jacksboro, Texas, on June 25, 1927, the daughter of Joe and Emma Lou Stewart Gordon. She married Claude A. Wilhite, on August 5, 1955, in Rockwall, Texas. He survives.

Mrs. Wilhite was retired from Southwestern Bell and a member of North Hopkins Church of Christ. She was also a member of CWA and the Telephone Pioneer Organization.

Survivors include: her husband, Claude Wilhite, of Sulphur Springs; one son, R.G. Wilhite of Alba; five daughters, Kathy Lewis of Justin, Barbara Kirby of Sulphur Springs, Linda Chandler of Austin, Sue Hitt of Alba, and Sandy Robinson of Rowlett; one sister, Doris Slatton of Amarillo; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; and one grandson, Derek Raney.

Memorials may be made to the Children's Miracle Network.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Lucy Lackey

Graveside funeral services for Lucy Lackey, age 92, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 26, 2008, at Rockdale Cemetery. Bro. Ronny Stinson will officiate.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Monday, February 25, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mrs. Lackey passed away, Saturday, February 23, 2008, at East Texas Medical Center, in Mt. Vernon. She was born on August 24, 1915, in Alexandria, Louisiana, the daughter of Onery and Cynthro Lawrence McBride. She married Silas G. Lackey, on December 9, 1954, in Rockwall, Texas. He preceded her in death in 1975.

Mrs. Lackey was a nurse aid and a member of the Sulphur Springs Church of God.

Survivors include: one daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Ronnie Parris, of Sulphur Springs; two granddaughters, Lisa Gessman of Sulphur Springs, and Mistie Davison of Saltillo; and two great-grandchildren, Tyler and Bianca Davison.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one sister, Gracie Vickers.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.



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Grace Parks

Graveside funeral services for Grace Morris Parks, age 91, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:30 p.m., Sunday, February 24, 2008, at Meadowbrook Gardens, in Paris, Texas. Rev. Fred Lewis will officiate.

There will be no formal visitation, but she will be lying in state, during business hours, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Parks passed away on Thursday evening, February 21, 2008, at Sulphur Springs Nursing Rehab Center. She was born on January 17, 1917, in Hopkins County, the daughter of Jesse Be. and Della M. Smith Morris. She married Morris Parks, in Deport, Texas, in 1942. He preceded her in death in 1962.

Mrs. Parks was a member of First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs.

Survivors include: nephews, Jack Morris and wife Jean, of Dallas, Perry Morris and wife Verna Lee, of Celina; and Jerry Morris and wife Janet of Teague; 8 great-nieces and nephews; and 20 great-great nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Richard G. Francis

Funeral services for Richard G. Francis, age 85, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Sunday, February 24, 2008, at Tapp Funeral Home. Dr. Jimmy Henry will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Richland Cemetery, with Larry Moore, Carlisle Clement, Gary Bell, Tim Norris, Casey Norris, and Daniel Lewis serving as pallbearers.

Mr. Francis passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2008, at his residence. He was born on April 14, 1922, in Merrill, Wisconsin, the son of C.J. Francis and Mary Tomlinson Francis. He married Frankie Passons, in 1967. She preceded him in death in 1988.

Mr. Francis graduated from Merrill High School, in 1940. He enlisted in the Air Force, where he became a Gyro-scopic Mechanic. He served in England and Germany, until 1946. He attended the University of Wisconsin and graduated in 1951, with a BA in Education. Mr. Francis went to work at Rantoul Air Force Base in Illinois, and later transfered to Washington, D.C. He retired from the Pentagon in 1972, and moved to Sulphur Springs, where he resided until his death. Mr. Francis was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include: a sister, Eileen Francis Voight and husband, Lester; a brother-in-law, Edward Fahey; a sister-in-law, Eileen Francis; and serveral nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Robert Francis; and one sister, Mary Fahey.

No formal visitation will be held.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Milton Higgins

Funeral services for Milton Higgins, age 77, of Cumby, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 26, 2008, at Peters Funeral Home Chapel, in Greenville. Rev. Jim Coone and Rev. Jim Beverley will officiate.

Military graveside services will be conducted at the Dallas National Cemetery, following the funeral service, with Lee Grenginger, Harley Moore, Winston Perkins, Jim Crump, Robert Yarborough, and Edmond Bayse serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Monday, February 25, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mr. Higgins passed away on Friday morning, February 22, 2008, at his residence. He was born in Riverton, Illinois, on August 29, 1930, the son of Emmitt Cornwell and Medeline Thompson Higgins. He married Patricia Sue Perkins, in Durant, Oklahoma, on May 20, 1956. She survives.

Mrs. Higgins was a retired major, having served in the U.S. Air Force. He was awarded the Bronze Star, in 1970, the Distinguished Fylying Cross, in 1969, and the Air Medal and Oak Leaf Cluster, in 1969. He was also awarded the Combat Readiness Medal in 1969 and the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award. He served in Vietnam from March 1969 to February 1970.

Other survivors inclued: two sons, Douglas Higgins of Cash, and Raymond Higgins of Navarre, Florida; and a sister, Venus Bryce, of Alburg, Vermont.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Arrangements are with Peters Funeral Home.

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Sarah L. Massey



Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah L. Massey, age 88, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:30 p.m., Saturday, February 23, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Charles Moore will officiate.

Burial will follow services in the Sulphur Springs City Cemetery, with Philip Bible, Ronnie Blount, Reece Booher, Buck Booker, Mark Hodges, and Clay Walker serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Crusaders Class of First United Methodist Church.

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

Mrs. Massey passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born on October 3, 1919, in Sulphur Springs, the daughter of Jeff Milton and Susan Gardner Worsham. She married Ewell White Massey, on September 10, 1948, in Sulphur Springs. He survives.

Mrs. Massey graduated from Texas Tech University with a B.A. in Commercial Arts and taught school in Paducah, Texas. She worked for North American Aviation, during WWII, in the design department, that rendered airplane designs for the Texan Trainer and the fabled P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft. She also worked for Whaley Studios, as a commercial artist. While raising her family, she also took an active role in the operation of the family business, Massey's Service Station, which was begun in 1948. She was a Den Mother for the Cub Scouts and was a member of the Waverly Club, Garden Club, Jr. Waverly Club, HKK Club, Southern Methodist University Mothers Club and the Texas Tech Alumni Association. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Crusaders Sunday School Class. Mrs. Massey was a notable cook and an avid bridge player.

Other survivors include: a son, Jeff Riddell Massey, and wife Priscilla Frazer Massey, of Sulphur Springs; one daughter, Andrea Elaine Massey, of Dallas; and three grandsons, Jack Worsham Massey and Adam Frazer Massey, both of Houston, and Zachary Ewell Massey, of Austin.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Emily Ann Massey; and one brother, William Jack Worsham.

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

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Jess Ray Hatley

Funeral services for Jess Ray Hatley, age 40, of Sulphur Springs, passed away on Tuesday evening, February 19, 2008, at his residence. He was born in Sulphur Springs, on November 29, 1967, the son of Billy Ray and Rosie Kay Jones Hatley.

Mr. Hatley was a road construction worker.

Survivors include: three brothers, George Hatley, Billy Hatley, and Bobby Hatley; and one sister, Marlene Icenhower, all of Sulphur Springs.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Tina Brown.

Cremation arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.



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Lola Mamo

Funeral services for Lola Mamo, age 84, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 23, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Jerry Jones will officiate.

Interment will follow in the Seymore Cemetery, with Jimm Skaggs, Johnny Quisenberry, Andrew Trout, Larry Curfman, Mike Smith, Christ Trout, and Mark Flemens serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer will be Alvin McPhearson.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to services.

Mrs. Mamo passed away on Tuesday afternoon, February 19, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born in Reilly Springs, on September 15, 1923, the daughter of Oscar and Lena Mae Green McPhearson.

Ms. Mamo was the retired owner of Granny's Attic, in Sulphur Springs.

Survivors include: a daughter, Jean-Marie Quisenberry, of Sacramento, California; two sisters, Faye Parsley of Plano, and Vera Skaggs of Sulphur Springs; one brother, Alvin McPhearson of Sun City, California; grandchildren, Carole Verardo and Jimmy Covert; and great-grandchildren, Ryan Covert, James Covert, and Jenny Lynn Varardo.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Truman McPhearson.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Betty White

Funeral services for Betty White, age 84, of the Weaver Community, passed away on Tuesday morning, February 19, 2008, at her residence. She was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on September 9, 1923, the daughter of Ray L. and Pearl Grimes Woodward. She married Ed White, in Dallas. He preceded her in death in 1995.

Mrs. White was a retired bookkeeper.

Survivors include: a daughter, Judy Conkling, of Saltillo; two sons, Ricky White of Mesquite, and Ronald White of Palestine; five grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Cremation arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Darius Trevon Porter

Darius Trevon Porter, age 18, passed away on February 18, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born on October 25, 1989, in Sulphur Springs, the son of Barbara J. Porter and Melvin O. Syrie, Jr.

Master Porter lived in Sulphur Springs all of his life and was a junior student at Sulphur Springs High School. He enjoyed playing basketball, football, baseball, music, and karate.

Darious leaves to mourn his passing: his father, Melvin O. Syrie, Jr.; his maternal grandparents, Sam and Virginia Porter, Jr.; his paternal grandparents, Thomas and Rose Peters; maternal great-grandmother, Mary Porter; paternal great-grandfather, Mr. Jessie Smith, Jr.; one sister, Jhatea Syrie; three aunts; four uncles; and a host of family, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara J. Porter.

The viewing will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2008, from 8:00 t0 9:00 p.m., at Mason & Mason Mortuary.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 22, 2008, at 11:00 a.m., at Morning Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

Interment will follow services in the East Caney Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Mason & Mason Mortuary.

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Jeron Roger McQueen

Funeral services for Jeron Roger McQueen, age 43, of Quitman and formerly of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 21, 2008, at Tapp Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Rodney Crist and Wendell Crist will be officiating.

Burial will follow services in the Rockhill Cemetery, with Bill Alexander, Chris McKinley, Billy Parker, Kelvin Crist, Jimmy Rogers, and Jeff Rogers serving as pallbearers. Cousins will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 20, 2008, at Tapp Funeral Home.

Mr. McQueen passed away on Sunday, February 17, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born on July 29, 1964, in Mineola, Texas, the son of Truman McQueen and Judy Elaine Rogers McQueen.

Mr. McQueen was a carpenter by trade and loved to hunt and fish.

Survivors include: his mother, Judy Rogers Newman; several half-brothers and sisters; and several step-brothers and sisters.

He was preceded in death by his father, Truman McQueen; and his step-father, Kenneth Newman.

Tapp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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James Henderson

Funeral services for James Henderson, og Burkeville, Texas, will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday February 18, 2008, at the Tira Cemetery.

Mr. Henderson passed away on Friday, February 15, 2008, at Presbyterian Hosptial in Dallas.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.



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Guy Wade Mays



Funeral services for Guy Wade Mays, age 67, of Brashear, are scheduled for Tuesday, February 19, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Tommy Johnston officiating.

Interment will follow services in Restlawn Memorial Park, with Jerry Lamb, Tommy Potts, Lonnie Petty, Tommie Beck, Randy Stracener, Will Stracener, and Lee Stracener serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Clayton Sparks, Shannon Pickering, and Barry O'Shea.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Monday, February 18, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mr. Mays passed away on Saturday, Februay 16, 2008, at Carriage House Manor, in Sulphur Springs. He was born on June 25, 1940, the son of Bro. Guy Mayes and Mary Sue Gibson Mayes, in Saltillo, Texas. He married Delores Hall, on April 26, 2003, in Brashear, Texas. She survives.

Mr. Mays was a dairy farmer his whole life. He was born and raised a Baptist and was known in the community by everyone.

Other suvivors include: his father, Guy W. Mayes; several nieces and nephews; aunts and uncles; and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Sue Mayes; and a brother, Bennie Mays.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Star Nuckolls Foundation, c/0 City National Bank, P.O. Box 495, Sulphur Springs, Texas, 75482.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Debra Sickles

Funeral services for Debra Sickles, age 50, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 17, 2008, at New Beginnings Fellowship Baptist Church. Rev. Mark Speed and Rev. Paul Pogue will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the North Hopkins Cemetery, with New Life Recovery group, Jimmy Cannon, Mike Sellers, Mike Garner, Tommy Sanderson, and Mark Robinson serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, February 16, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mrs. Sickles passed away on Thursday afternoon, February 14, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born in Bakersville, California, on April 28, 1957, the daughter of Buddy Joe and Winnie Lou Frizzell Garrett. She married Danny Franklin Sickles, in Sulphur Springs, on July 24, 1992. He survives.

Mrs. Sickles was a homemaker and a member of New Beginnings Fellowship Baptist Church.

Other survivors include: six sons, Wynn Layton of White Oak, Canyon Sickles of Brashear, Jason Sickles of Dallas, Jacob Sickles of Wilmington, North Carolina, J.J. Sickles of Jackson, Mississippi, and Justin Sickles of Flora, Mississippi; a brother, Stevie Garrett of Dalals; two sisters, Berneda Horner of Sulphur Springs and Nancy Garrett of Dallas; and nine grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Cathy Reed.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Johnie P. Taylor, Sr.

Funeral services for Johnie P. Taylor, Sr., age 82, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 16, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Don Tinsley and Rev. Kenneth Rhodes will officiate.

A military graveside service will be conducted by the Hopkins County Military Coalition at Como Cemetery. Larry Riley, Glenn Glascock, Darrell Dodd, Tony Cook, Dr. Don O'Neil, and James West will serve as pallbearers.

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

Mr. Taylor passed away on Wednesday evening, February 13, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born in Miller Grove, on June 27, 1925, the son of Johnie Christopher and Ada Patton Taylor. He married Betty Jean Gibbons, in Sulphur Springs, on February 18, 1955. She survives.

Mr. Taylor was retired from West Building Supply Company. He was a member of Central Baptist Church and served in the U.S. Army during WWII.

Other survivors include: a son, J.P. Taylor, Jr., and his wife Linda of Sulphur Springs; three sisters, Marie Dickson, and Sue Loftin, both of Sulphur Springs, and Jean Birmingham of Garland; grandchildren, Steven Ray and Stacy Taylor, and Melissa Danielle Taylor; and a great-grandchild, Cody Christopher Ray Taylor.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Terry Lynn Clement

Funeral services for Terry Lynn Clement, age 52, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 16, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Neal Cochran will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Winterfield Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 15, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Clement passed away on Wednesday morning, February 13, 2008, at her residence. She was born on January16, 1956, in Abilene, Texas, the daughter of Homer and Jessica Maddox Riordan. She married Gerald Ray Clement, in Wolfe City, on April 19, 1993. He survives.

Mrs. Clement was a homemaker.

Other survivors include: her mother, Jessica Moore, of Sulphur Springs; her father, Homer Riordan, of Winnsboro; four daughters, Rhonda Kay Abuhatab, Melisa Whitehead, Leslie Mullins, and Amberia Whitehead, all of Malakoff; a brother, Dennis Riordan of Springtown; a sister, Ramona Buttler of Abilene; and grandchildren, Nadia Abuhatab, Ahmed Abuhatab, Abed Abuhatam, Hana Abuhatam, Tristan Lannom, and Ethan Mullins.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Joe Ranay McCarty.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Marlin L. Scarborough



Funeral services for Marlin LaVern Scarborough, age 80, of Yantis, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 15, 2008, at First Baptist Church Yantis. Rev. Shannon Hassel will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Yantis Cemetery, with Boyd Gilbreath, Warren Attaway, Jack Alexander, Warren King, John Scarborough, Matthew Scarborough, Clifton Robbins, Greg Scarborough, and Thomas Hood serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, February14, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mr. Scarborough passed away at his residence, on Tuesday, February 12, 2008. He was born on October 9, 1927, in Levelland, Texas, the son of Lonnie Thomas and Vella Stephenson Scarborough. He married Wilma Gamblin, on August 19, 1948, in Yantis, Tx. She preceded him in death on January 9, 2006.

Mr. Scarborough was a dairy farmer and worked for the City of Yantis, in the water department, for many years. He was a Volunteer Fire Chief for over 20 years with the Yantis Volunteer Fire Department. Yantis built a city park in honor of he and his wife Wilma, for their dedication and commitment to the Yantis Community.

Other survivors include: two sons, Gayle D. Scarborough and wife Anita, of Waco, Texas, and Ben M. Scarborough and wife Marigene, of Yantis; one daughter, Julia Robbins and husband Michael, of Yantis; a sister, Benita Petty, of Mahoney; a son-in-law, Bobby Watson; grandchildren, Rachel Cross, Ray Cross, John Scarborough, Latischa Lay and husband Gerry, all of Waco, Matthew Scarborough of Arlington, Beci Hooten and husband Nathan, and Greg Scarborough, all of Copperas Cove, TX, Robert Thomas Hood of Pasadena, TX, Brena Robbins and Clifton Robbins, both of Yantis; 3 step-granchildren, Joel Smith, Shanda Wason, and Brian Wason; 6 great-grandchildren; and 2 step-great-grandchildren.

Mr. Scarborough was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Lonnie Thomas Scarborough, Jr.; a daughter, Vickie Scarborough Wason; and a steppgranson, Randall Smith.

Memorials may be made to the Yantis Cemetery Association and/or the City Park, c/0 City of Yantis.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Doris Jacobs

Funeral services for Doris Marie Jacobs, age 83, of Cumby, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 15, 2008, at Cumby Funeral Home. Rev. Roy Ditmar will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery, in Cumby.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, February 14, 2008, at Cumby Funeral Home.

Ms. Jacobs passed away on Tuesday, February 12, 2008, at Presbyterian Hospital in Commerce. She was born in Hopkins County, on September 4, 1924, the daughter of Irving and Iris Plunkett Jacobs.

Ms. Jacobs was a teacher, having earned her B.S. and Master's Degrees from East Texas Teacher's College. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Cumby.

Arrangements are with Cumby Funeral Home.

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Lem Raleigh Price

Funeral services for Lem Raleigh Price, age 87, of Edge, Texas, formerly of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 14, 2008, at Tapp Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Bobby Deets will officiate.

Burial will follow services in the Sulphur Springs City Cemetery.

No formal visitation is planned.

Mrs. Price passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2008, at St. Joseph Regional Heath Care Center, in Bryan, Texas. He was born on July 26, 1920, in Sulphur Springs, the son of Lem Raleigh Price and Mattie Pearl Chamberlain Price.

Mr. Price was retired from DART with many years of service. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was a member of the Edge Baptist Church.

Survivors include: a daughter, Joan Davison of Edge, Texas; a son, Neil Price and wife Pam of Mesquite; grandchildren, Stephen Hernandez and wife Randie of Rowlett, Amy Cook and husband Jason of Rockwall, and Matthew Price of Mesquite; great-grandchildren, Sydney and Sammy Hernandez of Rowlett and Cade Cook of Rockwall; and a sister, Mary Goggans of Ridgeway.

Mr. Price was preceded in death by his parents.

Tapp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



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Tom Ramey, Jr.

Funeral services for Tom Ramey, Jr., age 85, of Houston, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, February 13, 2008, at the Myra Wilson Chapel in Sulphur Springs. Dr. Jimmy Henry will officiate.

Burial will follow services in the Sulphur Springs City Cemetery.

Mr. Ramey passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2008, in Houston. He was born on October 22, 1922, the son of Tom Jordan Ramey and Addie Lee Harris Ramey. He received his B.S. in 1949 and was a teacher, principal, and coach with the La Porte Independent School District for many years. He served in the U.S. Navy and in honor of his service the Hopkins County Military Coalition will conduct military rites. He was a shriner, a 32nd Degree Mason, and a member of the Kiwanis International. He was a member of the Baytown United Methodist Church.

Survivors include: two daughters, Angela Ramey Dominguez and husband Bob, of Houston, and Lucretia Ramey Lehrman and husband James, of Round Rock; one brother, Jack Ramey of Kerrville; and a granchild, Toren Lehrman of Hamburg, Germany.

Mr. Ramey was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Billy Ramey, Pat Ramey, and Johnny Ramey.

No formal visitation is planned.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Alfred Chalupa

Funeral services for Alfred Chalupa, age 84, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 14, 2008, in the Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Michael Moore will officiate.

Interment will follow services at Sulphur Springs City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 13, 2008, at the funeral home

Mr. Chalupa passed away on Monday, February 11, 2008, at Sulphur Springs Health & Rehab Center. He was born in Taylor, TX, on November 2, 1923, the son of Jerry and Julia Chalupa. He married Mary Merkord, in Round Rock, TX, on March 13, 1948. She survives.

Mr. Chalupa was a retired pole foreman for TXU. He was of the Lutheran faith and a member of the volunteer fire department and resucue.

Other survivors include: two daughters, Bernice Pausewang of Hollan, and Peggy Temples of Arlington, TX; two sons, George Chalupa of Sulphur Springs, and Paul Chalupa of Yantis; a sister, Elise Lacer of Illinois; two brothers, Arnold Chalupa of Taylor and Frank Chalupa of Ft. Worth; grandchildren, Kevin Strickland and Josh Pausewang; and great-grandchildren, Justin Strickland, Hayley Strickland, and Tommy Strickland.

He was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Chalupa and a brother, Jerry Chalupa.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Dr. Rick Willingham



Funeral services for Richard Orval "Rick" Willingham, of Plainview and formerly of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Thursday, February 14, 2008, in Plainview, Tx., at Kornerstone Funeral Home, 3605 SW 3rd Street.

A memorial service has been planned for Monday, February 18, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel in Sulphur Springs, at 2:00 p.m. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., prior to the service.

Mr. Willingham, a former Hopkins County Veterinarian, passed away on Friday, February 8, 2008, at his residence. He was born on August 25, 1949, in Ft. Worth, Texas, the son of Orval and Erna Willingham. Dr. Willingham graduated from Boyd High School in 1967, and received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1975. He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps before settling in Sulphur Springs, where he was a mixed animal practitioner at Hopkins County Veterinary Clinic, for 24 years. He moved to Plainview in 2002, where he served as a herd veterinarian for Dairy Fountain. He also maintained a herd of registered Angus cattle and loved working on his farm.

Survivors include: his wife, Terry Chisholm Willingham, of Plainview; three daughters, Alexis Vaughn and husband Joe of Little Elm, TX, Kate Tsai and husband Jason of College Station, and Callie Willingham of Maricopa, Arizona; a grandaughter, Alyssa Tsai of College Station; his parents, Orval and Erna Willingham of Boyd; and a sister, Judy Russell and husband Robert and their children, Megan Caldwell, Victoria Russell and Robert Carson Russell.

He was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his daughters, Dr. Jackie Willingham, in 1985.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to a memorial scholarship fund, in Dr. Willingham's name at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine, (Office of the Dean, TAMU-CVM, Suite 101-VMA, College Station, Texas 77843-4461; telephone (979)845-5051.

Local arrangements are with Murray-Orwoksy Funeral Home.

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Alfonzo Morrison

Funeral services for Alfonzo Morrison, age 83, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Morrison passed away on Sunday morning, February 10, 2008, at Sunny Springs Nursing Home.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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William Heath "Bill" Crowe



Funeral services for William Heath "Bill" Crowe, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 12, 2008, at First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs. Rev. Fred Lewis will officiate.

Military graveside rites will be condcted at Restlawn Memorial Park with William Crowe, John Dudley Crowe, Barret Englert, and David Thornton serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be George Mote, Buell Berry and members of the Stephen Bonner Sunday School Class.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, February 11, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Crowe passed away on Friday, February 8, 2008, at Carriage House Manor Nursing Home. Mr. Crowe was born on July 29, 1922, in Ryan, Oklahoma, the son of William M. and Thelma Heath Crow. He married Ruth Elizabeth Mote, on June 2, 1945, at Navy Pier, in Chicago, Illinois. She preceded him in death on March 10, 2005.

Mr. Crowe graduated Waurika High School, in Oklahoma, in 1940 and Conners Junior College in 1942. He received his electrical engineering degree from OSU, in 1946 and was in the top of his class. Mr. Crowe a team member on NCAA basketball championships in 1945 and 1946 at OSU and received a distinguished athletic award for basketball and track and was inducted into the OSU Hall of Fame. He was a member of the "O" Club at OSU. Mr. Crowe was a petroleum engineer for Exxon for 38 years. He served in the U. S. Navy during WWII and went through radio-radar training at Navy Pier. Mr. Crowe was on the advisory council board fro the Hawaii Baptist Academy, became an ordained Deacon in 1955 at Tabernacle Baptist Church, in Pickton, TX. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs and he was a teacher of young men in Sunday schools for over 30 years. During his leisure time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, tennis, and basketball.

Other survivors include: a son, Lile Crowe and wife Anna of Sulphur Springs; a daughter, Karen Beth Crowe Englert and husband Donald of Neptune Beach, Florida; grandchildren, Christi Clark, William Lile Crowe, Jr., John Duddley Crow, Tiffany Wade, Elise Thornton, Emily Short, and Barret Enlert; and great-grandchildren, Jackson Clark, Emsley Elizabeth Thornton, Maddison Clark, Heath Crow, Bethany Crowe, and Samuel Heath Thornton.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a daughter, Kathleen Sue Crow.

The family requests that memorials be made to: Hawaii Baptist Church, 21 Bates Street, Honolulu, HI 96817 and/or First Baptist Church Building Fund, in Sulphur Springs.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.



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William H. McDonald, Sr.

Funeral services for William H. McDonald, Sr., age 90, of Winnsboro, TX, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 13, 2008, at Beaty Funeral Home Chapel, in Winnsboro. Rev. Allen Snider, Rev. Henry Suche, and Rev. Jimmy Henry will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Caney Cemetery, with the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard conducting the services. Honorary pallbearers will be Members of the Gus Garrison Masonic Lodge, Leon Caldwell, Tom Autrey, and Deloy Wilson.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 12, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mr. McDonald passed away on Monday, February 11, 2008, at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab Center. He was born in Hopkins County, on January 27, 1918, the son of the late William R. and Dollie Belle Allen McDonald. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Cecile McDonald, in 1989.

Mr. McDonald was a retired Senior Master Segeant for the U.S. Air Force, having served in WWII and Korea. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, Past Master and member of t Staked Plains Masonic Lodge #598, in Big Springs, TX. He was a member of Suez Temple in San Angelo and a member of Waco Scottish Rite Bodies. He was a member of the Gus Garrison Masonic Lodge of Winnsboro and the Order of the Eastern Star in Winnsboro. He volunteered over 5000 hours at Presbyterian Hospital of Winnsboro and was a member of Caney Baptist Church.

Survivors include: his wife, Eileen Coppedge McDonald, of Winnsboro; one son, William H. McDonald, Jr. of Winnsboro; two daughters, Barbara Burt of Richardson and Judith K. Wood of Blytheville, Arkansas; and one sister Mauveline Greenbaum of Houston.

He was preceded in death by his first wife in 1989; a son, Robert M. McDonald in 1987; and one brother, Robert McDonald.

Memorials may be made to Scottish Rite Hospitals, Shriners Hospital, and/or the American Heart Association.

Arrangements are with Beaty Funeral Home.

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Alan "Squiggy" Hill



Funeral services for Alan "Squiggy" Hill, age 39, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 13, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Fred Randles will officiate.

Interment will follow services in Restlawn Memorial Park, with David Townsend, Gary Townsend, Jerry Daughtry, Sam McCarty, Benji Flanery, and Scott Cooper serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Russel Flanery, Brad Bills, Chris Page and Joshua Stieber.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 12, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mr. Hill passed away in an automobile accident, on Saturday, February 9, 2008. He was born in Irving, Tx, on April 21, 1968, the son of Alan and Nelda Harper Hill. He married Rebecca Stieber, in Sulphur Springs, on March 27, 1993. She survives.

Mr. Hill was a truck driver for Republic Services. He was of the Baptist faith.

Other survivors include: a daughter, Alana Dawn Hill, of Sulphur Springs; his mother, Nelda Blevins; a brother, Michael Hill, both of Rowlett; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Paul and Shirley Stieber of Sulphur Springs; his grandmother, Shirley Thurman of Garland; and his father, Alan Hill, Sr., of Quitman.

He was preceded in death y his step-father, Jerry Blevins.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Mabel Clifton

Funeral services for Mabel LaVonia "Nanny" Clifton, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 12, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Jim Tomlinson and Rev. Michael Coker will officiate.

Burial will follow services in the Mt. Sterling Cemetery, with Jeff Matthews, Reese Harley, Jeff Orwosky, Hans Wakeman, Sammy Clifton, and Howard Griggs serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbeareres will be Ned Ball and Harold Ball.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Monday, February 11, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Clifton passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born in Sulphur Bluff, on January 29, 1920, the daughter of Roy and Eva Mae Rush McCann. She grew up around Sulphur Springs. She moved to Roswell, New Mexico, in 1944, with her family. She moved back to Sulphur Springs in 1963, where she lived until her death. She married Orvil Clifton, in Sulphur Springs, on September 18, 1943. He preceded her in death in 1977.

Mrs. Clifton was a homemaker and a member of North Liberty Baptist Church. She like spending time with her family, crocheting, and going to church activities.

Survivors include: two daughters and sons-in-laws, Jacke and Travis Miller, of Dike, and Eva and T.D. Potter, of Sulphur Springs; a daughters-in-law, Ann Clifton, of Como and Kate Brown of Roswell, NM; a brother, Cecil McCann, Pastura, NM; two sisters-in-law, Gerry McCann of Roswell, NM and Betty McCann of Canyon Lake, Texas; three grandchildren, LaNera Matthews, Linda Morgan, and Tonya Hurley; great-grandchildren, Katelyn Matthews, Ashley Matthews, Cameron Matthews, Tristin Morgan, and Lani Hurley; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Roy D. Clifton and Orvan Gene Clifton; a grandson, Troy Potter; three infant sisters, Ola, Dola, and Dimple Ruth McCann; and two brothers, Billy F. McCann and A.J. McCann.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Harold Dean Irby

Funeral services for Harold Dean Irby, age 68, of Miller Grove, will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday, February 11, 2008, at Cross Country Cowboy Church. Rev. Byron Houke will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Miller Grove Cemetery, with Duane Garrett, Dalton Hutchins, Stuart Hutchins, Cliff Freeman, Kyle Verner, and Blake Mounger serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Sunday, February 10, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Irby passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2008, at his residence. He was born on April 17, 1939, in Saltillo, the son of J.R. and Eunice Culpepper Irby. He married Kimberly Annett Hutchins, on July 19, 1986, in Garland. She survives.

Mr. Irby was a computer programmer for the City of Mesquite and was of the Baptist fiath.

Other survivors include: sons, Michael Irby and wife Theresa of Tuscon, AZ, Craig Irby of Mesquite, and Derik Johnson and wife Catherine of Jacksonville, NC; one daughter, Julie Johnson of Garland; one grandson, Chase Michael Irby; and sisters, Peggy Sue Irby of Mississippi, Rita Freeman of Miller Grove, and Annie Mills of Miami, OK.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Billy Gene Irby, Jerry Don Irby, and Kenneth Irby; and sisters, Helen Berry and Betty Jo Reeves.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Leta Long

Funeral services for Leta Long, age 98, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 10, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. Bob McCartney and Rev. Fred Lewis will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Greenview Cemetery, with Craig Long, Chris Carter, Sean Orr, Brian Orr, Bill Bailey, Randy Holloway, and Mike Carter serving as pallbearers. Charles Carter will serve as an honorary pallbearer.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, February 9, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Long passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2008, at Carriage House Manor Nursing Home. She was born in the Bonanza Community of Hopkins County, on March 23, 1909, the daughter of Will and Watta Cutts Stubbs. She married J.T. Long, in Sulphur Springs, on December 16, 1931. He preceded her in death in 1980.

Mrs. Long was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a member of Chapel Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors include: two daughters, Barbara "Boots" Carter, and husband Charles, of Brashear, and Peggy Long Smith, of Tulsa, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Craig Long, Chris Carter, and Paula Orr; and great-grandchildren, Sean Orr, Danyelle Carter, Heather Lyday, and Cristal Carter.

She was preceded in death by one son, Ray Dean "Steamer" Long; a daughter, Frances Lavon Long; four brothers, Currin Stubbs, J.L. Stubbs, Esee Stubbs, and D.C. Stubbs; and three sisters, Faye Hanes, Vera Clem, and Winona Vaughter.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Pamela Hewitt

Pamela Hewitt, age 47, of DeKalb, formerly of Hopkins County, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2008, at her residence. She was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the daughter of Harry and Eva Cheshonka Schlimme.

Survivors include: a son, Kerry Ricky and a daughter, Erica Pamela Hewett, both of Baltimore, Maryland.

Cremation arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Kenneth Ray Presley

Funeral services for Kenneth Ray Presley, age 71, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 9, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Fred Lewis will officiate.

Mr. Presley passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born in Clarksville, TX, on November 10, 1936, the son of G.W. and Rosie Ellen Lowder Presley. He married Angel Etta Anderson, in Denton, on June 4, 1968. She survives.

Mr. Presley was a retired printer, having worked for Echo Publishing Company, for 21 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church, in Sulphur Springs. He served int he U.S. Army, during the Korean Conflict.

Other survivors include: a son, Chris Presley, of Paris; daughters, Crystal Wilcox of Sulphur Springs, Teressa Gaines of Clarksville, and Paula Britton, of Idabel, Oklahoma; a brother, Ed Presley of Albuquerque, New Mexico; grandchildren, Dwade Wilcox, Ryan Wilcox, Jacob Wilcox, Parker Wilcox, Casey Presley, Caylee Presley, Rodney Edwards, Dollie Childress, Caleb Gaines, Robert Britton, Joshua Davis, and Jonathan Davis; and one great-grandchild, Cheyanna Childress.

Cremation a rrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.



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Marva Allen



Funeral services for Marva Denise Allen, age 51, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 9, 2008, at St. Luke Baptist Church. Rev. Tracy Ivery will officiate.

Military graveside rites will at the St. Luke Cemetery, immediately following services, with Weldon Wright, Melvin Wright, Tommy Clayton, Dennis Nash, Clifton Nash, and Harold Hynson serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of St. Luke Baptist Church.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 8, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

Ms. Allen passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial. She was born on March 12, 1956, in Sulphur Springs, the daughter of Marvin and Mattie Ivery Allen. Ms. Allen attended elementary school in the Old Douglas Elementary and graduated from Roosevelt High School in Dallas. She served in the U.S. Army and worked for Girling Home Health, until her health failed. At an early age, she became a member of St. Luke Baptist Church.

Survivors include: three sisters, Diedre Ivery-Vaden of Chino, California, Freddie Also brooks of Sulphur Springs, and Evangelist Beverly Willis of Carson, California; three brothers, her twin brother, Marvin D. Allen of Jacksonville, Florida, Jerry Allen of Mesquite, and Danny Allen of Dallas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Paul Michael Allen; and a sister, Barbara Evans.



Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Rebecca Powell

Funeral services for Rebecca Powell, age 69, of Dike, are pending with Tapp Funeral Home.

Ms. Powell passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2008, at Paris Regional Medical Center.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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William R. Myers

Funeral services for William R. Myers, age 89, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February7, 2008, at Central Baptist Church. Bro. Kenneth Rhoades and Vaughn Myers will officiate.

Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Hopkins County Military Coalition at the New Sherley Cemetery, with Troy Thomas, Cody Myers, Steven Palmer, Nthan Morel, Joey Weatherford, and Michael Malone serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Mr. Myers' great-grandsons, Steven James Palmer and Troy Philip Thomas, Jr.

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

Mr. Myers passed away at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler, on Sunday evening, February 3, 2008. He was born in Talihina, Oklahoma, on October 1, 1927, the son of George Luther and Laura Francis McGowen Myers. He married Alma Ruth Russell in Emory, on April 8, 1949. She survives.

Mr. Myers was an aircraft painter at E-Systems and a member of Central Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Air Force during WWII.

Other survivors include: a son, William Vaughn Myers, of Greenville; a daughter, Sharon Rena McBride, of Paducah, Kentucky; seven grandchildren, Wendy Kay Palmer, Becky Rena Malone, Rolanda Rae Morel, William Cody Myers, Melanie Dawn Thomas, Mistie Lynn Green, and Kennth Wayne Harbin, Jr.; eleven great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Odell Sandlin of Girard and Otis Craig of Snyder.

He was preceded in death by one brother; and six sisters.

Memorials may be made to the Mission Fund at Central Baptist Church and/or the Misson Fund at Mineral Heights Church in Greenville.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Lou Ivy Johnson

Funeral services for Mrs. Lou Ivy Johnson, age 86, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Johnson passed away on Sunday, February 3, 2008, at Sunny Springs Nursing Home in Sulphur Springs.

Mrs. Johnson was a longtime Home Demonstration Agent for Hopkins County and served as a 4-H leader.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Rickey Trout

Funeral services for Rickey Trout, age 53, of Lubbock and formerly of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 6, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home. Rev. Jerry Jones will officiate.

Military graveside services will be conducted at the Seymore Cemetery, under the direction of the Hopkins County Military Coalition.

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

Mr. Trout passed away on Friday evening, February 1, 2008, at his residence. He was born in Lubbock, on December 2, 1954, the son of Andrew Trout, Sr. and Vera McPhearson Trout. He was of the Pentecostal faith. Mr. Trout served in the U.S. Army.

Survivors include: a son, Jason Trout, of Greenville; his mother, Vera Skaggs of Sulphur Springs; two sisters, Sharon Flemens of Sulphur Springs, and Cathy Smith of Rocwall; and a brother, Andrew Trout, Jr. of Rowlette.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Pamela Ormanian

Pamela Ormanian, age 53, of Sulphur Springs, passed away on February 2, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born on November 10, 1954, in Port Huron, Michigan, the daughter of Paul Ernst and Katherine Mary Setusic Paige. She married John Ormanian, at Allen Park, Michigan, on December 27, 1973. He survives.

Mrs. Ormanian was a homemaker.

Other survivors include: two daughters, Heather Ormanian, of Sulphur Springs, and Dawn Ormanian of Brashear; a sister Stephanie Paige, of Port Huron Michigan; and a brother, Paul Paige, of Belville, Michigan.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Cremation arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.



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Almeda Catherine Robinson

Graveside funeral services for Almeda Catherine Robinson, age 83, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 5, 2008, at Mahoney Cemetery.

Mrs. Robinson was a retired bookkeeper and a member of New Life Church in Caddo Mills.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Ann Midgett

Funeral services for Ann Sproule Midgett, age 60, of Dallas, are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 6, 2008, at Myra Wislon Chapel, at the Sulphur Springs City Cemetery. Rev. Julie Green will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the City Cemetery.

Ms. Midgett passed away on Thursday, January 31, 2008, at her residence in Dallas. She was a graduate of Southern Methodist University and received her Masters of Library Science from the University of Texas at Austin. She joined the Dallas Public Library and then was the TXU Energy Librarian for over 20 years.

Survivors include: her husband, Michael F. Midgett; a son Matthew Thomas Midgett both of Dallas; her mother, Betty Sproule of Tyler; sisters, Martha Sproule of New York City and Jeanie Huselton of Dallas; and five nieces and a nephew.

She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Sproule.

Memorial may be sent to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, TX 75244, or the charity of your choice.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Theresa Pogue



Funeral services for Theresa Pogue, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 9:30 a.m., Thursday, January 31, 2008, at First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs. Dr. Bob McCartney and Rev. Fred Lewis will officiate.

Burial will follow services in the Pleasant Grove North Cemetery with Tom Howell, Sr., Ed Bayse, Gordon Ford, John Sharber, John Cooper, and Charlie Charles serving as pallbearers. Members of the Radio Bible Class of First Baptist Church will be honorary pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 30, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Pogue passed away on Tuesday afternoon, January 29, 2008, at Carriage House Manor Nursing Home. She was born on October 13, 1933, in Hopkins County, the daughter of Aaron Travis "A.T." and Johnnye L. Thomas Glenn. She married Joe Pogue, on May 29, 1958, at First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs. He survives.

Mrs. Pogue was secretary for the Sulphur Springs ISD, a homemaker, and a member of First Baptist Church.

Other survivors include: two sons, James Matt Pogue and wife Teresa, and Earl Pogue, all of Sulphur Springs; a sister, Louise Glenn, of Hopkins County; and one granddaughter, Ali Pogue.

Mrs. Pogue was preceded in death by her parents; and one sister, Janice Glenn.

Memorials may be made to the Radio & Television Ministry at First Baptist Church.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.



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Beulah Griffin



Funeral services for Beaulah Griffin, age 95, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 1, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Michael Moore will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the City Cemetery, with Jeff Moore, Murry Hill, David Moore, Bill Williams, and Dan Phillips serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, January 31, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Griffin passed away on Tuesday, January 29, 2008, at Sulphur Springs Health & Rehab Center. She was born on November 3, 1911, in Birthright, Texas, the daughter of John Franklin and Viola Ellen McCormack Palmer. She married Oral Griffin, on November 17, 1946, in Reno, Nevada. He preceded her in death in 1994.

Mrs. Griffin worked as a salesperson in ladies clothing and was an accomplished seamstress. She was was a member of League Street Church of Christ and was a former member of the Tanti Club.

Survivors include: a sister, Norene Moore and husband, Joe, of Sulphur Springs.

Mrs. Griffin was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Lois Callaway; and two brothers, Lester and Ralph Palmer.

Memorials may be made to Hospice at Memorial.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Pat Bell



Funeral services for Mrs. Pat Bell, age 70, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for Thursday, January 31, 2008, at 12:00 noon, in the West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. Jon Ogle, Bro. Al Davis, and Bro. Bert Allbritton will officiate.

Interment will follow services in Restlawn Cemetery with Jordan Campbell, Johnny Bell, David Alcorn, Anthony Alcorn, Dirk Richardson, and Rodney Crowson serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 30, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Bell passed away on Monday evening, January 28, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a great homemaker in addition to having a 40 year career with New York Life Insurance Company. Pat was a member of 1st Family Church in Dallas, Texas, a member of the Waverly Club, and also a charter member of the Connally Street Porch Patrol. She was a performer at the Main Street Theater in Sulphur Springs.

Survivors include: her husband 51 years, Melvin Bell; her parents Opal M. and L.E. Richardson, of Sulphur Springs; a daughter, Melinda J. Bell of Ft. Worth, TX; a son, Bryan M. Bell and wife Priscilla, of Garland; a grandson, Johnny V. Bell of Garland; a granddaughter, Kaelee R. Bell of Garland; a brother, Jerry M. Richardson and wife Loretta, of Royce City; sisters, Barbara J. Brown and husband Jay of Sulphur Springs, and Mary Alcorn and husband Laney of Yantis; her Godchild, Loyd Campbell and wife Cheryl of Sachse, TX; a grand-Godchild, Jordan T. Campbell and wife Tiffany of Garland; a great-grand-Godchild, Shelby Campbell; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Mary Jane Vititow

Memorial services for Mary Jane Vititow, age 80, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Saturday, Feburary 2, 2008, at the New Beginnings Fellowship Church with the Rev. Paul Pogue officiating.

No formal visitation will be held.

Mrs. Vititow passed away on Monday afternoon, January 28, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. Mary June Glover Vittitow was born on November 1, 1927, in Sulphur Springs, the daughter of Acker Glover and Vannie Lee Phillips Glover. She married Dick Vititow, in Rockwall, Texas, on July 3, 1947. Mr. Vititow preceded her in death, on November 2, 1980.

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

Survivors include: two daughters, Vannette Vititow, of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Bobbie Vititow of Red Oak, Texas; grandchildren, Gra Nichols, of Conway, Arkansas, and Nikie and Ron Stewart of Germantown, Tennessee, and Ashley and David Simmons of St. Louis, Missouri; and great-grandchildren Taylor and Emma Stewart of Germantown, Tennessee, and Bryan Nichols and Samuel Simmons of St. Louis, Missour.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Katherine Gayle Welch



Funeral services for Katherine Gayle Welch, age 63, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 30, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Chaplain George Allman will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Restland Cemetery, in Dallas, with Greg Weeks, Mike Yost, Anthony Yost, Robert Perez, Jerry Denton, and Milton McGhee serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be conducted from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., on Tuesday, January 29, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Ms. Welch passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born in Dallas, on January 18, 1945, the daughter of Edgar Earl Wynne, Sr. and Ida Marie Roberts Wynne. She married Bennie Welch, of Greenville, Texas, and was married to him for over 30 years. He survives.

Gayle was reared in the Baptist Church and was known by everyone for her singing talents. She sang at many gospel concerts and sang with gospel quartets and groups all across Northeast Texas. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxillary Group, Post #8560.

Other survivors include: three daughters, Elizabeth (Dinky) Marie Weeks and husband, Greg of Longview, Katherine Wylene Walker of Emory, TX, and Glenda Gayle Yost and husband Mike of Greenville, TX; grandchildren, Melilissa Perez and husband Robert, Kristina Weeks, Asheley and Amber Walker, Anthony Yost, and Chad and Kristie Yost; great-grandchildren, Madison and Bradley Nordin, Jordan Dyer, Jayden Ratliff, Robert Joe, Renegade, Jordan, and Bryce Perez; a sister-in-law, Barbara Wynne of Dallas; two aunts, Grace Fine of Dallas and Deloras Crosson of Sugarland, TX; and lifelong friend, Janet Allman of Dallas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Edgar Earl Wynne, Jr. and Milton McGhee.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like for donations to be made in Katherine Gayle's honr to the American Lung Association.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Edith M. Reynolds Chapman

Funeral services for Edith M. Reynolds Chapman, age 91, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 27, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Don Tinsley and Rev. C.R. "Jr." Chapman will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Mt. Sterling Cemetery, with grandsons serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, January 26, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Chapman passed way on Thursday, January 24, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born on July 26, 1916, in Merit, Texas, the daughter of William Lonzo and Rebecca M. Kimberlin Reynolds. In 1933, she married Earl P. Hopper, who preceded her in death in 1946. She married Claude E. Chapman in Hugo, OK, on December 27, 1964. He survives.

Claude and Edith Chapman were owners and operators of Chapman Radiator Service for 33 years. Edith became a faithful member of Central Baptist Church in 1960.

Other survivors include: two sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth E. Hopper and wife Linda of Como, and C.R. "Jr." Chapman and wife Debbie of Ben Wheeler; three daughters, Rebecca Hopper and Venera Dodd and husband Jimmie of Sulphur Springs, and Ann Ratliff and husband John of Midlothian; sixteen grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Woodrow and Haskell Reynolds.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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William Jeremy Murphy

Memorial funeral services for William Jeremy Murphy, age 22, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 26, 2008, at the Cross Country Cowboy Church, in Sulphur Springs. Rev. Byron Houck will officiate.

William Jeremy Murphy was born on May 31, 1985, in Garland, TX, the son of Tim Murphy and Brenda Murphy. Jeremy passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2008, in Winnsboro, Tx.

Jeremy was a professional bull rider, a member of the Lone Star High School Rodeo Association, 4-States High School Rodeo Association, and the PRCA. He served in the U.S. Army, and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include: his parents, Tim and Brenda Murphy, of Sulphur Springs; one sone, William Lane Murphy, of Sulphur Springs; two sisters, Mandy Murphy of Rockwall and Mollie Cockrum of Sulphur Springs; grandparents, Bill and Jimmie Holderman, of Gainesville, Tx; and uncles, Kirk Holderman and wife April of Gainesville, and William Gregory Murphy of Vale, AZ.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, William Travis and Peggy Murphy.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Elliott (Buddy) Cash

Funeral services for Elliott "Buddy" Cash, age 76, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 29, 2008, at Morning Chapel Baptist Church.

Interment will follow services in the East Caney Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2:00 to 9:00 p.m., Monday, January 28, 2008, at Mason & Mason Mortuary.

Mr. Cash passed away on Thursday, January 24, 2008, in Paris, TX. He was born on July 25, 1931, in Pittsburg, Texas, the son of Dock and Wrapper William Cash. His family moved to Sulphur Springs over 33 years ago. He served in the U.S. Army from 1949-1951 and was honorably discharged. He worked for manyyears as a truck driver for the Westbrook Redi Mix Concrete Company.

Survivors include: his wife, Madine Franklin Cash; four sons, three daughters; 23 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers; two sisters; one uncle; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Arrangements are with Mason & Mason Mortuary.

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Myrtie Lou Roberts

Myrtie Lou Roberts passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2008, at Legend Healthcare and Rehab Center, in Paris. She was born on May 28,1915, in Sulphur Springs, the daughter of Ury Millsap and Myrtie Robinson Millsap.

She married Homer Roberts, on March 23, 1932, in Hugo, OK. He preceded her in death on March 30, 2002, after 70 years of marriage.

Mrs. Roberts was a Business major and worked for the Civil Service for several years. She helped her husband in their farming operation at Yowell and Farilee, Texas. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, in Commerce.

Survivors include: nephews, Harold Roberts, Don Roberts, and Mike Roberts, and their spouses; a niece, Deloris Roberts O'Connor and her spouse; as well as numerous great-nephews and great-nieces. She is also survived by two cousins, Don Daniel and Patty Daniel.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2008, at First United Methodist Church, in Commerce, at 3:00 p.m. Rev. Lisa Walcott and Rev. Ann Barton will officiate.

Visitation will be one hour prior to services.

Interment will follow services in the Sulphur Springs City Cemetery, with Kreg Roberts, Stan Moore, Toney Lowery, Bobby Motley, Chris Kane, and Chase Hickman serving as pallbearers.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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James "Boy" Odell

Graveside funeral services for James L. "Boy" Odell, age 76, of Como, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 26, 2008, at the Pine Forest Cemetery. Joe Bob Minter will officiate.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 26, 2008, at Beaty Funeral Home in Winnsboro.

Mr. Odell passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2008, at his residence. He was born on November 8, 1931, in Pickton, Texas, the son of J.R. and Clara Randolph Odell. He married Eva Jo Wheatley, on November 24, 1949. She survives.

Mr. Odell was lifetime resident of Hopkins County and was a self-employed Dairy Farmer.

Other survivors include: two sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Rose Odell and Jimmy and Gina Odell, all of Como; one daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Kenneth Brumley of Pickton; one sister and brother-in-law, Evorine and James Alford of Sulphur Springs; six grandchildren, Jill Murray, Cody Odell, Eva Thomas, Brandon Odell, Bryan Odell, and Rachel Johnson; and five great-grandchildren, Brett Thomas, Dylan Odell, Bailey Thomas, Jake Murray, and Lindsey Watkins.

Mr. Odell was preceded in death by his parents.

Arrangements are with Beaty Funeral Home.

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Tommy Lynn Clem, Jr.

Funeral service for Tommy Lynn Clem, Jr., age 45, of Cumby, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 26, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Jerry Clements will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Greenview Cemetery with Jimmy White, Franklin Johnson, Ronald Cope, Jim Potts, Mark Garrett, Brett Garrett, Chuck Reagan, and Stephen Sparks serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 25, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mr. Clem passed away on Monday, January 21, 2008, in Miami, Florida. He was born on August 9, 1962, the son of Tommy Lynn and Peggy Briggs Clem.

Mr. Clem was a construction worker for Granite Construction Company. He was a member of County Line Baptist Church in Miller Grove.

Survivors include: three daughters, Tanya Clem, and Jessica Clem, both of Enid, Oklahoma, and Cheyenne Clem of West Fork, Arkansas; a son, James Clem of West Fork, Arkansas; his parents, Tommy and Peggy Clem of Miller Grove; and three brothers, Tony Clem and wife, Carrie, of Campbell, Tim Clem and wife, Melanie, of Miller Grove, and Tracy Clem and wife, Sharon, of Keller.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Tommy and Vera Clem and Thurman and Leona Briggs; four uncles; and five aunts.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Fendoll Nelson

Funeral services for Fendoll Nelson, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 24, 2008, at Independence Baptist Church.

The family will host a wake at Tapp Funeral Home from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., on Wednesday, January 23, 2008.

Mr. Nelson passed away on Sunday evening, January 20, 2008, at his residence.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.



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Jon Moss

Funeral services for Jon Moss are pending with West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Moss passed away on Friday evening, January 18, 2008, at Medical City Dallas.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Lloyd "Buddy" Sterling Plummer

Funeral services for Lloyd "Buddy" Plummer, age 68, of Emory, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 22, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Jimmy Jarratt will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Prospect Cemetery, with Michael Briggs, Richard Briggs, Richard Briggs, Jr., Michael Briggs, Jr., Junior Yarborough, and Bruno Lujan serving as pallbearers.

There will be no formal visitation.

Mr. Plummer passed away, on Monday, January 14, 2008, at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. He was born in Goddard, KY, on July 20, 1939, the son of Carl and Lena Pearl Caskey Plummer.

He was a truck driver for a construction company and a member of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include: two daughters, Vicki Sue Lugo and Tammie Plummer, both of Dallas; his mother, Pearl Porter of Kentucky; two sisters, Crystal Sapp of Kentucky and Dorothy Briggs of Alba; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father: son, Lloyd Wayne Plummer; and a sister, Freida Wallace.

Arrangement are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Norman Ordiway

Funeral services for Norman Ordiway, age 71, of Winnsboro, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 21, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Kenneth French will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Hopewell Cemetery with Junior Joplin, J.T. Bearden, Jeremy Kull, Rodie Comer, Andrew Jackson, and David Rowell serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, January 20, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Ordiway passed away on Friday morning, January 18, 2008, at his residence. He was born in Midland, Michigan, on October 24, 1936, the son of Floyd and Florence Ordiway. He married Margie Marie Bearden, in Pittsburg, Texas, on November 7, 1977. She survives.

Mr. Ordiway was a retired truck driver and a member of the First Assembly of God Church, in Winnsboro. He served in the U.S. Army.

Other survivors include: seven daughters, Linda Kull, May Marie LaLonde, both of Winnsboro, Tera Joplin of South Carolina, Melanie Ordiway, Rosemary Ordiway, Heather Haney, all of Michigan, and Terri Feneron of New York; two sons, Norman Keith Ordiway, Jr., of New York, and Brian Keith Ordiway of Michigan; two sisters, Irene Gillum and Linda Ordiway, both of Michigan; a brother, Baxter Ordiway, of Michigan; several grandchildren, including Jesse Kull, Joshua Kull, and Michelle Joplin; and eight great-grandchildren.

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

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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T.K. Goree



Funeral services for Mr. T.K. (Terrence Kane) Goree, Jr., age 29, of Cooper, TX, and formerly of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 19, 2008, at First Baptist Church, in Sulphur Springs. Rev. Chris Kelley will officiate with Rev. Fred Lewis assisting.

Military graveside rites will be conducted in the Shooks Chapel Cemetery, with Chad Graves, Jake Haddock, Bryan Palmer, Jason Bsteman, James Branch, and Danny Jennings serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 18, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Goree passed away on Tuesday morning, January 15, 2008, at his residence. He was born in Santa Anna, Texas, on May 9, 1978, the son of Terrence Kane Goree and Debra Croft Dunn. He married Jennifer Johnson, on September 30, 1996, in Sulphur Springs. She survives.

T.K. was a firefighter for the City of Paris and served in the U.S. Army for nine years, 16 months in Iraq. He was of the Pentecostal faith.

Other survivors include: sons, Zachary Goree and Khristian Goree, both of Cooper; a daughter, Mariah Goree, of Cooper: his father, T.K Goree, Sr. of Houston; his mother, Debra Dunn and husband Kennith Dunn of Miller Grove; a brother, David Dunn, of Sulphur Springs; a sister, Desine Rushing and husband Drew, of Hemphill, TX; his grandfather, Ben Walker of Sulphur Springs; a grandmother, Mavis Croft of Coleman, TX; and numerous nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, and cousins.

A memorial fund has been set up in the name of Terrence K. Goree at 1st National Bank, P.O. Box 349, Cooper, TX 75432.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.



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Ramoon "Sal" Dababneh

Funeral services for Ramoon Dababneh, age 39, of Enloe, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 18, 2008, in the Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel.

Mr. Dababneh passed away on January 12, 2008, in Sulphur Springs. He was born in Kuwait, on September 30, 1968, the son of Fouad and Fadway Dababneh. He married Patsy Ann Taylor, in Arlington, on January 17, 1992. She survives.

Mr. Dababneh was a chef.

Other survivors include: three sons, Fouad Salman, Shadi Salman, and Blake Salman, all of Enloe; two brothers, James Dababneh and Moeen Dababneh; and three sisters, Runda Dababneh, Suhair Dababneh, and Sana Dababneh, all of Jordan.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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William Shields

Funeral services for Mr. William Shields, are pending with West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Shields passed away on Tuesday morning, January 15, 2008, at McKinney Healthcare Center.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Billy F. "Biff" Chapman



Funeral services for Billy F. "Biff" Chapman, age 53, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 18, 2008, at First United Methodist Church. Rev. Julie Green will officiate, with Dr. Keith Payne Boone, Rev. Dan Hoke, and Rev. Pete Adrian assisting.

Interment will be in the Tira Cemetery, with Robert Bowe, Fred Hentchel, Clay Hubbard, Eugene Edwards, Chad Cable, David Graves, Larry Evans, and John Sands serving as pallbearers.

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

Mr. Chapman passed away on Monday evening, January 14, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born on February 17, 1954, in Sulphur Springs, the son of Billy Frank and Billie Rose Smith Chapman. He married Janet Faye Bell, on December 28, 1991, in Sulphur Springs. She survives.

Mr. Chapman, prior to being self-employed, was Chief Juvenile Probation Officer for the 8th Judicial District, for 18 years. Mr. Chapman was a real estate broker and a member of the Texas Real Estate Commission. He was licensed with the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners, and self- employed as a private investigator for 10 years, licensed with the Texas State Board of Private Investigators. He was a family resource counselor with the Hopkins County Rural School District Cooperative. He was a lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church.

Other survivors include: a son, USAF SSgt Cale Evan McClure and wife Melissa, of Tyndall AFB, Pamama City, FL; daughters, Audrey Dawn Chapman, of Denton, TX, and Victoria Brooke Chapman of Sulphur Springs; his mother, Billie Rose Chapman, of Sulphur Springs; sisters Elizabeth Jane Chapman Bowe and husband Robert, of Dallas, Sandra Jean Chapman Hentchel and husband Fred, of Chillicothe, IL, and Catherine Diane Chapman Hubbard and husband Clay, of San Angelo; a sister-in-law, Rita Edwards and husband Eugene, of Sulphur Spings; nephews, J.D. Hentchel and wife Sara, of Chillicothe, IL, Sam Hentchel of Peoria, IL, U.S. Navy Corpsman Austen Hubbard, of San Angelo, Clayton Hubbard of San Angelo, and Cody Edwards of Austin, TX; nieces, Beth Bowe of San Marcos, Julia Hubbard of Houston, and Casi Jones of Emory; great-niece, Lilly Hentchel of Chillicothe, IL; former wife, Mickie Miller Dicken, of Denton; and a host of cousins, aunts, uncles, and dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Billy Frank Chapman; and grandparents, E.O. and Florene Chapman Adams, and William (Bill) G. and Rose Thornton Smith.

The family requests that memorials be made to Edward D. Jones, 126 Main Street, Sulphur Springs, TX, for the benefit of Victoria Chapman Scholarship Fund. Memorials may also be made to the First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund and/or the Youth Department Fund.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Eugene Taylor

Funeral services for Eugen Taylor, age 75, of Sulphur Springs, are pending with Mason & Mason Mortuary.

Mr. Taylor passed away at 5:55 a.m., Monday, January 14, 2008, at Sulphur Springs Health & Rehab Center.

Arrangements are with Mason & Mason Mortuary.

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Vincent Edward Curtiss



Funeral services for Vincent Edward Curtiss, age 17, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Thursday, January 17, 2008, at Davis Street Baptist Church. Bro. Tommy Hall will officiate.

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

Mr. Curtiss passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2008, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on March 13, 1990, the son of David Curtiss and Sheryl Muskgrave.

Mr. Curtiss was a student and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include: his parents; three brothers, David John Curtiss, of Ionia Michigan, Joshua Ray Curtiss and Tyler Allen Curtiss, both of Sulphur Springs; and a grandmother, Betty Muskgrave, of Greenville, Michigan.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, Donald Edward and Gloria Marie Curtiss and Raymond Edward Muskgrave.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Clarence Ray Nixon

Funeral services for Clarence Ray Nixon, age 67, of Como, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 16, 2008, at Pine Street Baptist Church, in Winnsboro. Rev. Bob Dean and Rev. Charles Ethridge will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Royce City Cemetery, in Royce City, Texas.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 15, 2008, at Beaty Funeral Home.

Mr. Nixon passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2006, at his residence, in Como. He was born on December 20, 1940, the son of the late Delbert Ray Nixon and Vela Richey Nixon. He married Margie Fletcher. She survives.

Mr. Nixon worked for the State Board of Insurance as a State Examiner. He was a member of the Society of Financial Examiners and was a member of the Pine Street Baptist Church, in Winnsboro.

Survivors include: his wife of 47 years, Margie Nixon, of Como; a daughter Shannon Carney of Rowlett; a son and daughter-in-law, Daniey Ray and Shannon Leigh Nixon, of Garland; a sister, Jo Nel Hightower, of Canton; and four grandchildren, Kristi Carney, Kaylee Carney, Jordan Nixon, and Hannah Nixon.

Mr. Nixon was preceded in death by his parents and infant twin grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Pine Street Baptist Church Building Fund.

Arrangements are with Beaty Funeral Home.

Dorothy Stangler



Funeral services for Dorothy Caroline Stangler, age 86, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 16, 2008, at Spence Chapel of First Baptist Church. Bro. Fred Lewis will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the City Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Matthew Hintz, Jeremy Hintz, Bradley Wilson, Grady Cashion, Jerry Haney, Gene White, and Tommy Sanders. Honorary pallbearers will be the Shepherding 3 Bible Class at First Baptist Church and Mark and Carol Miller.

Visitation will one hour prior to services, in Spence Chapel.

Dorothy Stangler passed away on Saturday morning, January 12, 2008, at Hopkins House, in Sulphur Springs. She was born in Scarville, Iowa, on October 30, 1921, the daughter of Albert and Lena Goring Schaper. She married Ralph Stangler, in Mason City, Iowa, on July 6, 1939. He survives.

Mrs. Stangler was a retired steno-clerk for Chicago Northwest Railroad. She was a member of First Baptist Church.

Other survivors include: a daughter, Sandra Klein and husband Bob, of Yantis; grandchildren, Angela Hintz of Plano, and Bradley Wilson, of St. Paul, Minnesota; great-grandchildren, Jeremy, Matthew, and Savana Hintz, all of Plano; a sister, Betty Leigh of Osakis, Minnesota; and numerous nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents and five brothers.

Memorials may be made to Hospice at Memorial, c/o Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.



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Ronnie Sharp

Funeral services for Ronnie Sharp, age 54, of Quitman and formerly of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 16, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Darryl Pixley will officiate.

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

Mr. Sharp passed away on Friday evening, January 11, 2008, at Hospice of East Texas, in Tyler. He was born in Sulphur Springs, on November 13, 1953, the son of Roland Elmo and Lula Bell Petree Sharp. He married Virginia Anne Honeycutt, in Sulphur Springs, on June 11, 1994. She survives.

Mr. Sharp was a retired police officer for the Sulphur Springs Police Department.

Other survivors include: four daughters, Jennifer Morales of White Rock, Jodi Zenns, Barbie Renee' Hooker, and Morgan Sharp, all of Quitman; four sons, Brandon Sharp of Phoenix, AZ, Stephen Sharp, and Billy Sharp, both of Fresno, CA, and Jason Smith of Live Oak, Florida; two sisters, Belinda Martin and Debbie George, both of Sulphur Springs; a brother, Danny Ballard, of Sulphur Springs; and several grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Donna Edwards; and one brother, Billy Sharp.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.



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Elizabeth Moore

Graveside funeral services for Elizabeth Moore, age 97, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 11, 2008, at Restlawn Memorial Park. Brother Fred Lewis will officiate.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Friday, January 11th, prior to services, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mrs. Moore passed away on Wednesday morning, January 9, 2008, at Sulphur Springs Health & Rehab Center. She was born on February 13, 1910, in Bakersfield, California, the daughter of Dr. Richard Henry and Jonna Ansley. She married Elmer Moore, in Dallas, in November 1930. He preceded her in death in 2003.

Mrs. Moore was an operator for AT&T. She was a member of First Baptist Church Sulphur Springs.

Survivors include: a niece, Margaret Sims, of Abilene; a grand-niece, Debbie State of Athens; and a grand-nephew, Richard Ansley.

She was preceded in death by her parents and five siblings.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Katlin Collins

Funeral services for Katlin M. Collins, age 18, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 12, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Mac Bearss will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Greenview Cemetery, with Bryan Nortin, Travis Barton, Luis Garza, Darryl Davis, Nick Garofolo, Joe Candido, Matthew Favorite, and Raymond Lopez serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 11, 2008, at the funeral home.

Miss Collins passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2008, at Medical City Hospital in Dallas. She was born on September 22, 1989, in Hackensack, New Jersey, the daughter of Michael and Cheryl Ann Collins.

Katlin was a member of the Sulphur Springs High School Blue Blazes Drill Team, where she served as a manager. She was a member of the women's choir and French Club, and active with the Sulphur Springs Community Theater and Kerr Theater in Alief, Texas. She was a member of Who's Who of High School students for three consecutive years and a member of the National Association of High School Scholars. She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Youth Under Construction.

Survivors include: her mother, Cheryl Ann Nortin and step-father, Paul C. Nortin of Sulphur Springs; her father, Michael Collins and step-mother, Stephanie Collins of Belleville, NJ; brothers, James Harper of Linden, NJ, Bryan Nortin of Houston, TX, and Patrick Collins of Sulphur Springs; grandparents, Patricia Collins of New Jersey, Rachel Garofolo of Forked River, NJ, and Richard and Marge Nortin, of Houston, TX; one niece, Lyndsay Eve Harper of Linden, NJ; and numerous cousins, aunts, uncles, and god parents.

The family requests memorials be made to Its My Heart Foundation of Houston, TX, The Hearts of Life Animal Rescue of Sulphur Springs, and/or the Katlin Collins Fund.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Michael Sutterfield

Funeral services for Michael Sutterfield, age 54, of Como, are scheduled for 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 8, 2008, at the Black Oak Baptist Church. Rev. Gary Hampton will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Black Oak Cemetery.

Mr. Sutterfield passed away on Monday morning, January 7, 2008, at his residence. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on May 5, 1953, the son of Home and Katie Moody Sutterfield. He married Cynthia Lynn Estes, in Las Vegas, on July 2, 1982. She survives.

Mr. Sutterfield was a retired glass worker. He was a member of the Winnsboro House of Prayer and served in the U.S. Army, as a paratrooper during the Vietnam War.

Other survivors include: his mother, Katie Baker, of Como; two sons, Jeremy Sutterfield of Sulphur Springs and Michael Sutterfield of Arlington; brothers Robert Sutterfield of Dallas, Donnie Sutterfield of North Carolina, Gene Sutterfield of Grand Prairie, Gary Baker of Dallas, and David Baker and Paul Baker, both of Grand Prairie; a sister, Beth Thompson; and four grandchildren.

Mr. Sutterfield was preceded in death by his father, Homer Sutterfield; a brother, Jimmy Sutterfield; and his step-father, Joe Baker.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Robert Underwood

Graveside f uneral services for Robert Underwood, age 57, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 9, 2008, at Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Rev. Terry Bryan will officiate.

Serving as pallbearers will be Joe Trumble, Marvin Terry, Don Sapaugh, Jessee Jackson, and Don Combs.

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

Mr. Underwood passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2008, in Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born in Ripley, Tennessee, on September 10, 1949, the son of Robert Lee Underwood, Sr. and Ruby Brown Underwood. He married Debra Lynn Box, in Sulphur Springs, on April 3, 2003. She survives.

Mr. Underwood was a retired deputy sheriff with the Hopkins County Sheriff's Department. He was of the Baptist faith and a member of the U.S. Army, during the Vietnam War.

Other survivors include: two sons, Robby Lee Underwood, of Tyler, and Jason Eugene Roberts of Sulphur Springs; two daughters, Bonnie Amanda Kelso, of Detroit, Michigan, and Larissa Janee Roberts of Avery; four brothers, Floyd Underwood, Charles Underwood, Jessee Underwood and Steve Underwood, all of Sulphur Springs; two sisters, Darlene Robbins and Jonell, both of Sulphur Springs; and seven grandchildren, Dylan Tulley, Alec Kelso, Zach Kelso, Naci Roberts, Stephen Roberts, Justin Ashley, and Cheslee Roberts.

He was preceded in death by a wife, Betty Smith; a brother, William Underwood; and a sister, Betty Beadles.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.



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Bonnie Murray

Funeral services for Mrs. Bonnie Murray, age 87, of Cooper, are pending with West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Murray passed away on Sunday morning, January 6, 2008, at Sunny Springs Nursing Home, in Sulphur Springs.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.



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Eddie Price

Funeral services for Elvis Ed "Eddie" Price, age 50, of Celeste and formerly of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 9, 2008, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Annie Wagoner will officiate.

Military graveside services will follow in the Mt. Sterling Cemetery, under the direction of the Hopkins County Milliatary Coalition. Pallbearers will be Chad Knotts, Scott Patterson, Chris Price, Airman Carissa Boyd, Zak Shaw, Cole Shaw, Airman Charles Boyd, Amberly Johnson, Michael Rife, Meredith Patterson, and Crystal Bowers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, January8, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mr. Price passed away on Saturday evening, January 5, 2008, at Medical City Hospital in McKinney. He was born in Mt. Pleasant, on December 17, 1957, the son of Elvis and Nina Ruth Hoover Price. He married Sherry Spoonemore, in Sulphur Springs, on May 30, 1980. She survives.

Mr. Price was a sales associate for the Farmers Co-op. He was of the Pentecostal faith, and served in the U.S. Navy.

Other survivors include: four sisters, Glenda Knotts of Greenwood, Sherrill Patterson of Sulphur Springs, Mitsey Kerns of Eufaula, Oklahoma, and Bitsey Luckett of Emory.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elvis Price and Nina Ruth Cooksey; one sister, Carrie Lee Price; and one niece, Brandy Patterson.

Memorials may be made to the Primary Pulmonary Hypertension Group.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.



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Mary Bryant

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Bryant are pending with West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Bryant passed away on Saturday morning, January 5, 2008, in Leonard Manor Nursing Home.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Donnie Alexander

Donnie Alexander, age 53, of Sulphur Springs, passed away at his residence, on Friday morning, January 4, 2008. He was born in Sulphur Springs, on November 30, 1954, the son of Cleophis and Lula Vaughn Alexander.

Mr. Alexander was a short-order cook.

Survivors include: his mother, Lula Alexander, of Sulphur Springs; a son, Corey Alexander, of Dallas; and brothers, Ronnie Earl Alexander, of Dallas, and Cyd Alexander, of Sulphur Springs.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Cremation arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Pauline F. Turnipseed

Funeral services for Mrs. Pauline F. Turnipseed, age 77, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 4, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Kevin Edwards will officiate with Mark Allred assisting.

Interment will follow services in the Elm Cemetery with Wayne Turnipseed, Stephen Sparks, Archie Robinson, Jeremy Fugate, Robert Williams, and Billy Yancy serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Thursday, January 3, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Turnipseed passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2008, at Sunny Springs Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born on September 19, 1930, in Rains County, the daughter of Homer and Valley Vanlandingham Fitzgerald. She married James Turnipseed, on September 9, 1949, in Garland, TX. He survives.

Mrs. Turnipseed was a phone operator for Southwestern Bell, for over 15 years. She was a homemaker and of the Nazarene faith.

Other survivors include: a sister, Emogene Yancey of Garland.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Melba McGowan

Funeral services for Melba McGowan, of Dallas, Tx, and formerly of Hopkins County, are pending with Tapp Funeral Home.

Mrs. McGowan passed away, on Monday, December 31, 2007, at Vitas Hospice in Dallas.

Arrangements are with Tapp Funeral Home.

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Velma Ruth Fitzgerald

Graveside funeral services for Velma Ruth Fitzgerald, age 86, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 3:00 p.m., Friday, January 4, 2008, at Eastview Cemetery.

There will be no formal visiation. Friends and family may come to Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Thursday, for viewing.

Mrs. Fitzgerald passed away on Monday afternoon, December 31, 2007, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

She is survived by two cousins, Carlton Sewell and Truitt Sewell, both of Sulphur Springs.

Arrangements are with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Frances Tolson Davis

Funeral services for Frances Tolson Davis, age 89, of College Station and formerly of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 4, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Charles Moore will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Sulphur Springs City Cemetery, with Mike Davis, Jim Davis, Bob Rivers, Dusty Davis, Jeff Davis, Kevin Wiltse, Mary Wiltse, and Carie Wiltse serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 t0 8:00 p.m., Thursday, January 3, 2008, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Davis passed away on Monday, December 31, 2007, in College Station, TX. She was born on November 4, 1918, in Sulphur Springs, the daugter of Francis Tolson and Bertie Hooten Tolson. She married Frat Davis, on April 9, 1936. He preceded her in death.

Mrs. Davis was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Sulphur Springs, and taught school for many years in Sulphur Springs and at East Texas State University. She was also a teacher in the Skyline School District in Dallas. Mrs. Davis graduated with honors from from Sulphur Springs High School in 1935. She graduated Cum Laude from East Texas State University, in 1958, with a BA Degree in math and history. She received her Masters in 1960, M.Ed Degree in 1962, and earned her doctorate degree in 1975, with a major in supervision, instruction, and curriculum. She was also a Girl Scout leader, Cub Scout den mother, President of the SS Women's Forum, member of the Tanti Club, the Wavery Club, President and member of the BPW Club, and Past Matron of the Sulphur Springs Chapter of the Eastern Star. She was additionally active in many other Hopkins County community and political organizations.

Survivors include: a daughter Petty Davis, of College Station; a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Sharon Davis, of Palestine; a sister, Ann Hyman of Duncanville; a brother-in-law, Harvey Davis and wife Sybil Kountz; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sons, Roy Davis and Frat E. Davis, Jr.; a great-grandchild, Kelly Wiltsie; and a sister, Juanita Irvin.

Memorials may be made to the Dr. Frances Davis Scholarship, Captain David Philips Chapter of DAR (c/o Billie Evans, 613 Pampa St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482), or to the Hopkins County Genealogical Society.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.



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Bernese Perkins



Funeral services for Bernese Perkins, age 93, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 3, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Dan Hicks will officiate with Rev. Pete Adrian assisting.

Interment will follow services in the Sulphur Springs City Cemetery, with Dale Brem, Terry Wheeler, Mark Young, Roy Honeycutt, B.J. Wilkinson, and Chief Star serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Don O'Neal, Marshall Cates, L. G. Phillips, Shirley Childs, and all her nephews.

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

Mrs. Perkins passed away on Monday, December 31, 2007, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was born on April 6, 1914, the daughter of Elbert A. and Martha Elizabeth Dossett Sewell, in Hopkins County. She married Earl Perkins, on July 6, 1932, in Sulphur Springs. He preceded her in death on November 28, 1994.

Mrs. Perkins was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Hamilton Bible Class. She was an excellent clothing designer and seamstress, a wonderful cook, and avid gardener. Her sweet personality was enjoyed by her many friends and neighbors.

Survivors include: two daughters, Martha Kate Chapman and husband Harve, and Janet Wheeler and husband Joe, all of Sulphur Springs; five grandchildren, Jeannie Wheeler Honeycutt, of Allen, Terry Wheeler of Sulphur Springs, Lisa Brem Young of Coppell, Lori Brem Wilkinson of Sulphur Springs, and Dale Brem of Carrollton; eight great-grandchildren, Lindsey Honeycutt, Brittany Scott, Colton Wheeler, Faith Wheeler, Eric Brem, Key Young, Ashley Huckabee, and Shelbi Elkins; one sister, Mildred Midgett, of Ft. Worth; one sister-in-law, Zona Ruth Phillips of Mesquite; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Grace Cates, Vera Midgett, and Vara Taylor; and two brothers, Dale Sewell and Miller D. Sewell.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions cand be made to First Methodist Church Library.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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James Alvin "Topper" Massey

Funeral services for James Alvin "Topper" Massey, age 35, of Cumby, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Thursday, January 3, 2008, at Peters Funeral Home Chapel, in Greenville. Rev. Tom Ogden will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Cumby City Cemetery, with Robert Massey, Vernon Grady, Rusty Litton, Aaron Massey, Charles Hereford, Terry Gay, and Kacey Clark serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 2, 2008, at Peters Funeral Home.

Mr. Massey passed away suddenly on Sunday afternoon, December 30, 2007, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born in McKinney, Texas, on April 19, 1972, the son of James R. and Catherine Angel Massey. He married Treva Lewis, in McKinney, on April 17, 1993. She survives.

Mr. Massey was a driver for Redneck Trailer Company.

Other survivors include: two daughters, Kathryn Paige Massey and Baylee Nicole Massey, both of Cumby; his parents, Catherine and Robert Victory of Wolfe City; his father, James "Butch" Massey, of Cumby; a brother, Robert Massey, of Josephine; three sisters, Lorena Smith of Allen, Diana Litton, of Copeville, and Karen Grady of Wolfe City; and his grandmother, Juanita Betz of Sandusky, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by a son, J.T. Massey, in 2006.

Memorials may be made to the Peters Funeral Home for funeral expenses.

Arrangements are with Cumby Funeral Home.

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Melvin "Jerry" Askew



Funeral services for Melvin Askew, age 55, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January5, 2008, at the Morning Chapel Baptist Church. Rev. Harold Nash will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Mel Haven Cemetery with Donald Hall, William Jackson, Sandy Shell, Troy Riddling, Ken White, Jimmy Timmons, Terry Lee Moore, and Kenneth Abron serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Randall Vannin, Lee Ransom, Vincent Ransom, Ben Askew, Jr., Corey Tallon Askew, Drue Kemp, Jonathan Jackson, Dennis Clayton, and Wilbert Hawkins.

No formal visiation is planned, but friends and family may visit Mason & Mason Mortuary until 9:00 p.m., on Friday, January 4, 2008.

Mr. Askew passed away at 4:18 a.m., Sunday, December 30, 2007, in Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was born on July 19, 1952, in Dallas, TX, the son of James Andrew and Floretta McQueen Askew. He married Shirley Jean Timmons, on July 14, 1978, in Sulphur Springs. She survives.

Mr. Askew graduated from Sulphur Springs High School in 1971 and was a member of Morning Chapel Baptist Church. He was a Sabel Machine operator for Morningstar Foods in Sulphur Springs.

Other survivors include: three sons, Kelvin Jerome Askew, of San Diego, CA, Michael Timmons and Melvin Jerome Askew, Jr., both of Sulphur Springs; two daughters, Tammy Timmons and Surreka Askew, both of Sulphur Springs; fifteen grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two brothers, Eddie Askew and Ben Askew, both of Sulphur Springs; four sisters, Barbara Fannin and husband Bruce, of Quitman, Beverly Jackson and husband Andrew of Dallas, Michelle Gasaway, and Shannon Askew of Sulphur Springs; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one grandson, Contrelin Corona, in 1995.

Arrangements are with Mason & Mason Mortuary.

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Hazel I. Gregory

Funeral services for Hazel I. Gregory, age 85, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 2, 2008, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Tommy Hall will officiate.

Interment will follow services in the Yantis Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 1, 2007, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Gregory passed away on Sunday, December 30, 2007, at Heritage Nursing Home in Quitman. She was born on August 2, 1922, in Van Zandt County, the daughter of Earl and Rosie McCaffity Crocker. She married Paul Gregory. He preceded her in death.

Mrs. Gregory was retired after 20 years of service from the H.D. Lee Company. She was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include: a son, Glenn Gregory and wife Gaye Lynn of Hawkins; sisters, Birdie Heddin of Dallas, and Rubinelle Starks, of Dallas; granddaughters, Cindy Carney of Kemp and Sherry Pinson of Sulphur Springs; grandsons, Brad Gregory of Mesquite and Rickey Davis of Sulphur Springs; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Billie Davis; a granddaughter, Donna Hardin; and a sister, Betty Russell.

Arrangements are with West Oaks Funeral Home.

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Re: Mary Jo Wilhite

momdel (View posts)
Posted: 25 Sep 2010 4:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Mary Jo Wilhite
Good day Mary Jo,
I put in Joseph B. Moody & Melissa Stark both on this message board & Ancestry board & both times got you.
My question is I read all the Obit. you had & didn't see anything for the couple I'm looking for, are you connected to them in some way if so can you share your information with me...they are my grandmother's parents my grandmother is Anna Moody married to Fredrick Tambling
Thank you for your time....claire
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