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BARRON, LINDA ANN                                    January 16, 1946 – July 16, 2007

Linda Ann Barron, 61, of Lone Star, TX, died Monday, July 16, 2007, in Hughes Springs, TX.  Mrs. Barron was born Jan. 19, 1946, in Pittsburg, TX.  She was a retired licensed vocational nurse and a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Douglas Barron; and one son, Ronald Wayne Barron.  Survivors include one daughter, Angela Kay Barron of TX; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Robert W. McCurdy of Daingerfield and Larry and Debbie McCurdy of Ore City, TX; one grandson, Tony Reeder Barron of Daingerfield; one granddaughter, Jasmine McKinney of Henderson, TX; and a number of other relatives.  Services will be 11 am today at Nail-Haggard Funeral Home with the Rev. Curtis Epnett officiating.  Burial will be in Daingerfield Cemetery.  (New Section Row 7)

 

BARRON, LARRY D                                      February 2, 1946 – April 15, 2003

Services for Mr. Larry D. “Moose” Barron, 57, of Lone Star were Thursday, April 17, 2003, at the Nail-Haggard Chapel with pastor Randy Seybert officiating.  Mr. Barron was born February 2, 1946, in Marietta.  He died Tuesday, April 15, 2003, in Longview.  He attended Church on the Rock, was an employee of Reilly Industries, a member of Iron Bluff Masonic Lodge #1376, was in the US Army, served in Vietnam and was a disabled veteran.  Survivors include his wife, Linda Barron of Lone Star; daughter, Angela Barron of Longview; grandson, Tony Reeder of Lone Star; granddaughter, Jasmine McKinney of Longview; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jamie and Sue Barron and Howard Barron, all of Daingerfield, and Carl and Alice Barron of Marshall; sister and brother-in-law, Jenny and Bob Perkins of Omaha; and several nieces and nephews.  Interment was at Daingerfield Cemetery.  (New Section Row 7)

BOYD, BRUCE “BO”                                                       February 17, 1958 – July 8, 2008

Services for Bruce “Bo” Boyd, 50, of Daingerfield, will be at 2 pm Saturday, July 19, 2008, at New Hope Baptist Church, with the Rev. Thomas Peters officiating.  Burial will be in Daingerfield City Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Harmon Funeral Home.  Mr. Boyd died July 8, 2008, in Mt. Pleasant.  Born February 17, 1958, in Daingerfield, he was a lifelong Daingerfield resident, doctor’s assistant and member of Victory Temple Pentecostal Chruch.  Survivors include his brothers, Ken Boyd, James Everette, Clarance Frazier and Morris Boyd; and sisters, Vernell Morton, Mickey Garrett and Marla Attaway.  (Location Unknown)

BULLOCK, GLENN EDWIN      January 15, 1945 – February 26, 2009

Services for Glenn Edwin Bullock, 64, of Lone Star, were held March 1 at Lone Star Baptist Church with the Rev. Rich Monds and Scott Darby officiating. Interment was in Daingerfield Cemetery under the direction of Nail-Haggard Funeral Home. Mr. Bullock was born Jan. 15, 1945, in Longview, and died Feb. 26 in Longview. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, a member of Lone Star Baptist Church, and owned and operated Lone Star Tubular Service Inc. Survivors include his wife, Jan Bullock of Lone Star; children, Becky and Andy Selman of Cason, Tammie and William Gilmore of Hughes Springs, Billie and Mistie Nunn of Mount Pleasant, Mikeal and Sandi Nunn of Decatur, Gregg and Missie Miner of Lone Star, and Beth and Kip Duncan of Hallsville; brothers, Don Bullock of Cason, Jerry Bullock of Houston, and Merle Bullock of Denison; sister, Betty Pellman of Colorado; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.  (LOCATION UNKNOWN) 

BURKETT, MARIAN LOUISE                       July 1, 1941 – February 14, 2008

Services for Marian Louise Burkett, 66, of Longview, formerly of Daingerfield, were held Feb. 16 at the Nail-Haggard Chapel with Norman Miller officiating. Interment was in Daingerfield Cemetery.  Mrs. Burkett was born July 1, 1941, in Oak Grove, La., and died Feb. 14 in Longview.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Burkett; granddaughter, Christina Price; brothers, Monroe Mercer and James Southern; and sister, Helen Tapp.  Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy E. and Bobby Price of Daingerfield, Molley and Bruce Boham of Klamath Falls, Ore., Toni Johnson and Aimee Burkett, both of Longview; son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Jerri Tapp of Hallsville; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

 

CAMP, L. T., JR.                                 February 16, 1920 – June 27, 2006

Services for Mr. L. T. Camp Jr., of Daingerfield, were Friday, June 30, 2006, at the Daingerfield Church of Christ with Norman Miller and Tim Gibbs officiating.  Mr. Camp was born February 16, 1920, in Morris County.  He died June 27, 2006, in Daingerfield.  He was a member of the Daingerfield Church of Christ, a graduate of Texas A&M University, a veteran of the US Army, an ASCA retiree, and a local rancher.  He was preceded in death on April 26, 2003, by his wife of 60 years, Annie Jo Camp; a brother, Raymond Camp; and a sister, Beatrice Smith.  Survivors include his daughter, Nesha Camp of Daingerfield; granddaughters, Shana Gray of West Virginia, and Chelsea Lyles of Daingerfield; and a great-granddaughter, Katie Lyles of Daingerfield. Interment was in the Daingerfield Cemetery under the direction of Nail-Haggard Funeral Home.  (OLD Sec D Row 11)

 

CAMP, MARIANNE                                           October 6, 1942 – July 18, 2007

Marianne Mayne Camp, 64, of Daingerfield died Wednesday, July 18, 2007, in Pittsburg, TX.  Mrs. Camp was born Oct. 6, 1942, in Austin.  She was a homemaker, member of Pandora Study Club and First Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by a husband, Michael Ray Harrell.  Survivors include her husband, Phil Camp of Daingerfield; two daughters, Leslie Camp of Forney, TX, and Nancy Sims of Quinlan, TX; one son, Michael Lewis Harrell of Forney; two stepsons, Paul Camp of Justin, TX, and Marcus Camp of Diana, TX; her father, Lewis E “Mickey” Mayne of Daingerfield; two sisters, Maurine Nix of Wichita KS, and Betty Lous Swann of Tyler, TX; and a number of other relatives.  Services will be 11 am, Friday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Tim Wade officiating.  Burial will be in Daingerfield Cemetery under the direction of Nail-Haggard Funeral Home. (Location Unknown)

 

CHURCHWELL, DOVIE SMITH                        Aug 27, 1908 – April 12, 1985

Dovie Churchwell, 76, of Omaha, died Friday, April 12, 1985 in the Naples hospital of natural causes.  Services were at 2 pm Sunday, April 14, 1985 at Hanner Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Dean Oien officiating.  Burial was in the Daingerfield City Cemetery.  Mrs. Churchwell was born August 27, 1908, in Titus County.  She was a housewife and a Baptist.  Survivors include her husband, Marvin Churchwell of Omaha; two sons, L W Owens and Harold W Owens, both of Houston; four sisters, Mildred Terrell of Daingerfield, Josephine Terrell of One Star, Ruby Ivy of Gladewater and Lucy McCollum of Naples; eight brothers, Judge Smith of Omaha, Ruben Smith, George Tigert, Billy Tigert and Bobby Ray Tigert, all of Shreveport, Emerald Tigert of DeKalb and George Wilton Tigert of Austin; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

CONNOR, CURTIS EDWARD                     December 24, 1920 – June 24, 2008

Graveside services for Mr. Curtis Edward Connor, 87, of Daingerfield, were June 30, 2008, at Daingerfield “Connor” Cemetery and a memorial service followed at Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Daingerfield with the Rev. Dr. Dave Johnson of Marshall officiating.  Mr. Connor was born December 24, 1920, in Daingerfield, to Curtis Graham “Rip” Connor and Kate Thigpen Connor.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and his beloved wife of 52 years, Laura Eleanor May Connor.  A 1942 graduate of Texas A&M University, Mr. Connor taught agricultural education in Conroe, Texas, prior to serving in World War II.  He was an active member of the Polar Bear Association of WWII, comprised of men in the 339th infantry Regiment, 85th “Custer” Division, who served the United States on the Italian front.  The division was one of the Fifth Army’s premier fighting divisions and contributed directly to the capture of Rome, the destruction of the German “Gothic Line” in the North Apennines, and the closure of Brenner Pass in the Italian Alps.  Mr. Connor was awarded several medals of honor, including a Bronze Star for valor and meritorious service.  He returned to East Texas after WWII and continuously farmed and ranched land settled by his great-grandparents, Orange and Judith Connor, who came to Texas from Tennessee in 1848.  He was honored by the State of Texas in 2007 with certification in the Family Land Heritage Program for 150 years of continuous agricultural operation within the same family.  Mr. Connor was a founding board member of the Texas Farm Bureau in Morris County and served as a board member throughout his lifetime.  He was an active member of the Morris and Camp County Cattlemen’s Association, and was an active member of the Cumberland First Presbyterian Church.  Preceding him in death were six brothers and sisters, Curtis Loren Connor, Emeline Connor Hart, Leo M Connor, Katharine Connor McCoy, Eleanor Connor Briggs and Maydelle Connor Wilson.  Survivors include three daughters and their husbands, Eleanor and Dr. L John Kirk III of Longview, Cynthia and Randall D Kidwell of Tyler, and Marjorie and Melvin O Roberson of Daingerfield; six grandchildren, Benton Connor Kirk of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Julie Kidwell Ischy of Tyler, William Graham Kirk of Decatur, Ryan Connor Kidwell of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Laura Kirk of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Katy Robertson of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; one great-grandchild, Curis Connor Kirk of Sao Paulo, Brazil; one brother-in-law, James R. Wilson of Dallas; and ten nieces and nephews.  Pallbearers were board members of the Texas Farm Bureau, Gay Camp, Odis Cline, James Collins, Jimmy Gilliam, Tony Littlefield, Greg Mabus, Al Padgett, Glen Ragland, Charles Thompson and Ricky Tigert.  Honorary pallbearers were Tom Ewan, Todd Freeman, John Lawson, Jerrold Turner and Glenn Weiss.  (CON Sec A Row 9)

CONNOR,  WILLIAM  A.                                      June 5, 1913 – April 28, 1996

William A. Connor, 82, of Daingerfield, died on Saturday, April 28, 1996, at a Longview, Texas, hospital.  Services were at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, at the First United Methodist Church, in Daingerfield, with the Rev. Curtis Grissett and Rev. Lynn Parker officiating.  Burial was in the Connor Section of the Daingerfield City Cemetery.  Mr. Connor was born on June 5, 1913, in Daingerfield.  He had worked in the family-owned Connor Brothers store, was past operator of a feed store, a rancher, former fire chief of the Daingerfield Volunteer Fire Department, former director of the National Bank of Daingerfield, a member of the First United Methodist Church, where he served as chairman of the finance committee, first president of the Beaverbrook Country Club, a charter member of the Daingerfield Lions Club, a member of the Morris County Cattleman’s Association, Sigma Nu Fraternity, Scottish Rite, Hella Temple, Dallas, and Oasis Lodge 79, Daingerfield, and was named Daingerfield Citizen of the Year in 1980.  Survivors include his wife, Lucille Connor of Daingerfield; three daughters and two sons-in-laws,  Carolyn Adkins of Daingerfield, Ann and James Butcher of Sachse, Texas, and Betty and David Mullis of Sunderland, Maryland; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  (Connor Sec A Row 12)

 

DALBY, OLETTA HAMPTON                   January 5, 1909 – January 29, 2005

Services for Mrs. Oletta Hampton Dalby, 96, of Daingerfield, were Saturday, January 29, 2005, at First United Methodist Church in Daingerfield with the Rev. Jim Jones officiating.  Mrs. Dalby was bor January 5, 1919, in Naples.  She died Monday, January 24, 2005, in Daingerfield.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and co-owner of J H Dalby General Merchandise with her late husband.  Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Bill Martin of Daingerfield; one son and daughter-in-law, Deryl and Gerry Dalby of Dallas; one brother, Robert Hampton of Shreveport; one sister, Naomi Thorton of Dallas; two grandsons and their spouses, Billy John and Jackie Martin of Daingerfield and Walter and Jill Martin of Argentian; and two great-grandchildren, Paul and Brian Martin, both of Daingerfield.  She was preceded in death by her husband, John Henry Dalby; one son, Richard Dalby; two sisters; and three brothers.  Interment was at Daingerfield Cemetery.  (TUR Sec Row 5)

 

DALBY, RICHARD HENRY (DICK)     March 29, 1937 – February 26, 2001

Services for Mr. Richard Henry “Dick” Dalby, 63, of Daingerfield, were Wednesday, February 28, 2001 at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. David McKay officiating.  Mr. Dalby was born March 29, 1937 in Daingerfield.  He died Monday, February 26, 2001.  He was a member of First Untied Methodist Church.  Survivors include his mother, Oletha H Dalby; one sister and brother-in-law Betty and Bill Martin, all of Daingerfield; one brother and sister-in-law John Deryl and Gerry Dalby of Dallas; two nephews, Paul Martin and Brian Martin of Daingerfield and a number of other relatives.  Burial was at Daingerfield Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

 

FALLS, WILLIAM JAMES (BILL)                January 3, 1923 – April 28, 1998

William James “Bill” Falls, 75, of Daingerfield, died Tuesday, April 28, 1998, at the Titus Regional Medical Center in Mt. Pleasant.  Graveside services were at 4:30 pm, Thursday, April 30, at the Daingerfield Cemetery with the Rev. Marietta Walker officiating, and under the direction of Nail-Haggard Funeral Home.  Mr. Falls was born January 3, 1923, in Mt. Pleasant.  He was a US Navy veteran, serving during World War II.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Naples, owned and operated Falls TV Sales & Service for 40 years, was a past president of the Daingerfield Chamber of Commerce, and was a member of the Daingerfield

Housing Authority for 30 years.  Survivors include his wife, LaVerne Falls of Daingerfield; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Diane Falls of Irving; a brother, Russell Falls of Marshall, AR; and four grandchildren, Jason Brown, Ryan Falls, Mitch Falls and Leslie Wright of Irving.

(Location Unknown)

 

FOREMAN, BARBARA KENNEDY GARRETT             July 25, 1947 – October 27, 2007

Our big sister, Barbara Kennedy Garrett Foreman of Sapulpa, OK died Oct. 27 in Tulsa after an extended illness.  Barbara was born July 25, 1947, in Gilmer and was raised primarily in Daingerfield.  She was preceded in death by her father, Clyde Kennedy; and her first husband, Ron Garrett.  Survivors include her husband, Steven Woodrow "Woody" Foreman; daughter, Rebecca Gill and husband Dennis of Broken Arrow, OK; son, Donald Garrett and wife Linda of Ketchum, OK; grandchildren, Destine Garrett, Kennedy Garrett, and Bryant Gill.  She is also survived by her mother, Edna Justiss Kennedy and sisters, Patricia Schnur and husband Rudi of Baton Rouge, La. and Colleen West and husband David of Angleton and their families.  Barbara had a fun and artistic personality.  She was a loving individual that made people feel welcome and appreciated.  A memorial service was held for Barbara on Nov. 3 at the Church of Christ in Daingerfield, with Norman MIller and Tim Gibbs officiating. (Location Unknown)

FRENCH, FRANCES MYRLE                     December 24, 1913 – July 20, 2000

Graveside services for Mrs. Frances Myrle French, 86, of Daingerfield were Saturday, July 22, 2000 in Daingerfield Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Turner officiating.  Mrs. French was born Dec. 24, 1913 in Chandler.  She died Thursday, July 20, 2000 in Mt. Pleasant.  She was a resident of Daingerfield for over 50 years.  She and her husband, Joe L, owned and operated a grocery store in Daingerfield for many years.  She was a bookkeeper for Jones Furniture before retirement in 1985.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church.  Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Sara French of Omaha; one daughter and son-in-law, Marianne and Robert Hammonds of Daingerfield; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Lois Hobkirk, Ineva Lindsay and Louise Lasater; and one brother Bill Gimble, all of Tyler.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe L, in 1971. (NEW Sec Row 13)

 

GARRETT, MAGGIE RELAND                August 27, 1908 – January 14, 2002

Services for Mrs. Maggie Reland Garrett, 93, of Daingerfield, will be conducted today, Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Norman Crisp officiating. Mrs. Garrett was born Thursday, Aug 27, 1908 in Temple to Jackson Clay Row and Maggie Myrtle Taylor Row. She died Monday, Jan 14, 2002 in Longview. She was a homemaker, caregiver and was reborn at the First Baptist Church in Daingerfield Nov 28, 1982. Survivors include five daughters and sons-in-law, Maurine and Troy Gibbs of Naples, Billie Joyce and Milbonn Forester of Mansfield, Robbie and James Long of Daingerfield, Juanita and Rusty Gearhart of Grand Prairie and Peggy Reland Clark of Mansfield; son, Robert Loyd and Eileen Garrett Jr. of Lancaster; 18 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.  Interment will be at Daingerfield Cemetery.

(Location Unknown)

 

HAMPTON, ROBERT MARLIN              January 15, 1934 – March 19, 2006

Services for Mr. Robert Marlin Hampton, 72, of Daingerfield, were Wednesday, March 22, 2006, at Daingerfield Church of Christ with Norman Miller and Tim Gibbs officiating.  Mr. Hampton was born January 15, 1934, Cornett.  He died Sunday, March 19, 2006, surrounded by his loving family.  He was a graduate of Hughes Springs High School, was an employee of Lone Star Steel for 42 years during which time he, in addition to several other offices, served as president of the United Steel Workers Union, local 4134, from 1985 to 1991.  He retired from Lone Star in 1996.  Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Cynthia, of Daingerfield; two daughters and son-in-law, Julia Wolfswinkel of Frisco and Becky and Don Erdek of Forney; one son and daughter-in-law, Maxie and Laurie Laney of Daingerfield; six grandchildren, Dustin and Dylan Erdek, Lindsey, Jordan and Jansen Laney and Zachary Laney; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Annie and Albert Crossland of Naples, Ima Jean Davis of Marshall, Evelyn and Leonard

Jacobs and Lavern and Cotton Vaughan, all of Hughes Springs; three brothers and sisters-in-law, George Weldon and Margie Hampton of Hughes Springs, Auvis and Jean Hampton of Omaha and Alvis Hampton of Jefferson.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruth and George Hampton, one son, Jeff Laney; and two brothers, Morris Hampton and Lawrence Hampton.  Interment was at Daingerfield Cemetery. (Location Unknown)

 

IRVIN, VERNON P                                               October 2, 1917 – July 9, 2007

Graveside services for Vernon P. Irvin, 89, of Daingerfield, were July 12, 2007, at the Daingerfield Cemetery with the Rev. Curtis Hall officiating.  Mr. Irvin was born October 2, 1917, in Hughes Springs.  He died July 9, 2007, in Mt. Pleasant. He was retired from Lone Star Steel, a veteran of the US Air Force, and a Baptist.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Verna Irvin and a daughter, Barbara Bradley.  Survivors include a daughter, Betty Tauzin of Mt. Pleasant; two sisters, Leo Hall of Omaha, and Johnny Mae Watson of Texarkana; two grandchildren, Tony Phillips and Lisa Escobar; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. (Location Unknown)

 

JOHNSON, FRANK                                        February 3, 1922 – June 13, 1995

FRANK JOHNSON, 73, of Ore City, died Tuesday, June 13, 1995.  Funeral services were at 11 am, Monday, June 19, at the Piedmont Church of God in Christ with Joe McCall officiating.  Burial was in the Daingerfield Cemetery.  Mr. Johnson was born February 3, 1922, in Upshur County.  He served in the US Army.  Survivors include one sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Foster of Marshall; one nephew, Harold Johnson of Las Vegas, NV; three nieces, Anna Sue Thompson of Texarkana, and Tillie Edwards and Rose Mitchell, both of Dallas; a cousin Thelmon Johnson of Marietta and a number of other relatives. ( Not listed in Morris Co Cemetery Book – Southern Section, 1999)

 

JOHNSTON, C W                                         December 21, 1919 – May 27, 2006

Services for Mr. C. W. “Spec” Johnston, 86, of Daingerfield, formerly of Omaha, were Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at Daingerfield Church of Christ with Norman Miller and Tim Gibbs officiating.  Mr. Johnston was born December 21, 1919, in Daingerfield.  He died Saturday, Mary 27, 2006, in Mt. Pleasant.  He was a member of the Church of Christ, a retired car salesman for Connor-Skipper Ford and Glass Chevrolet, worked as a bailiff for Morris County and was a veteran of the US Army. Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Keith Durrett of Daingerfield; son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Cheryl Johnston of Mt. Pleasant; sister, Mabel Pattillo of Daingerfield; brothers, Bobby Joe Johnston and Carroll Johnston, both of Daingerfield; grandchildren, Lauree Ashley of Texarkana, Amy McCollum of Daingerfield, Eric Johnston, Amanda Johnston, Steven Johnston and Jacob Johnston, all of Mt. Pleasant; great-grandchildren, Cody Satterfield and Brady McCollum, both of Daingerfield, Tyler and Taryn Ashley, both of Texarkana; and several nieces and nephews.  Interment was at the Daingerfield Cemetery. (Location Unknown)

 

JONES, GRACE                                             September 27, 1906 – June 3, 2000

Services for Mrs. Grace Jones, 93, of Daingerfield were Tuesday, June 6, 2000 at First Baptist Church with the Rev. John Stone officiating.  Mrs. Jones was born Sept. 27, 1903 in Marietta.  She died Saturday, June 3, 2000 in Pittsburg.  She was a former teacher at Jenkins, Huffines and Rock Springs, a former employee of Morris County, a secretary, a member of First Baptist Church and was voted 1992 Woman of the Year by the Professional Women’s Club.  Survivors include four brothers, Hugh Floyd, Garland Floyd and Johnny Floyd, all of Daingerfield and Adrian Floyd of Marietta; one sister, Lusta Bell Morris of Daingerfield.   She was preceded in death by her husband Newman Jones.  Burial was in Daingerfield Cemetery. (NEW Sec Row 3)

JONES, ZETTIE MARIE                                         August 4, 1931 – June 10, 2009

Services for Mrs. Zettie Marie Jones, 77, of Daingerfield, were June 17, 2009 at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church of Daingerfield with Pastor D. A. Hill and the Rev. Carl Jones officiating.  Mrs. Jones was born August 4, 1931 in Avinger.  She died June 10, 2009, in Longview.  She was a member of Eastern Star, New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, an assistant Sunday School teacher, was a deaconess, a member of the church district board and the Pastor’s Aid Committee and the choir.  She was also a caregiver for the Hawkins family and worked at the Dairy Queen in Daingerfield for 17 years.  Survivors include five daughters, Lillie and William Carter of Houston, Glinda Mims and Glen Smith of Daingerfield, Janet Lee of Longview, Sheran Jones and Butch James of Daingerfield, and Cecilia Bates of Henderson; five sons, Carl and Thelma Jones of Dallas, Chester Denmark and Virgie Martin of Daingerfield, Ernis and Mildred Denmark of Los Angeles, Robert and Tina Jones of Longview, and Christopher and Abigail Jones of Omaha; 28 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; five sisters, Annie Hollifield of Texarkana, Arletha Fomby and Mattie Chism of Hughes Springs, Linda Denmark of Lone Star, and Kathleen Denmark of Longview; three brothers, Lawrence Denmark of Cookstown, NJ, Lee Andrew Denmark Jr, of Avinger, and Freddie Denmark of Los Angeles; and one goddaughter, Elizabeth Davis.  Burial was in Daingerfield Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

KENNEDY, EDNA FAYE JUSTISS      November 2, 1922 – October 31, 2007

Our wonderful mother, Edna Faye Justiss Kennedy of Daingerfield, died unexpectedly on Oct. 31 at Titus Regional Medical Center.  Edna was born Nov. 2, 1922, in Daingerfield and was a lifelong resident of the Daingerfield area.  Her parents were Joe and Willie Lowe Justiss.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Kennedy and daughter, Barbara Foreman.  Edna is survived by her daughters, Patricia Schnur and husband Rudi of Baton Rouge, LA. and Colleen West and husband David of Angleton; grandchildren, Rebecca GIll, and husband Dennis of Broken Arrow, OK., Donald Garrett and wife Linda of Ketchum, OK., Sascha Schnur and wife Elizabeth and Sean Schnur, all of Baton Rouge, Kelly West and Corey West, both of Angleton, Erin West of College Station; and four great-grandchildren, Destine and Kennedy Garrett, Bryant Gill, and Owen Schnur.  Her living siblings include Howard, Adron, and C. Y. Justiss and Bessie Cason.  Mama was a special woman who was loved dearly by those around her.  She will be fondly remembered.  Funeral services for Edna were held Nov. 3 at the Church of Christ in Daingerfield with Norman Miller and Tim Gibbs officiating.  Burial was in the Daingerfield City Cemetery.  (LOCATION UNKNOWN)

KENNEDY, MARGUERITE  July 23, 1920 – February 26, 2009

Services for Mrs. Marguerite Kennedy, 88, of Naples, were February 29, 2009, at First Baptist Church in Naples with the Rev. Barry Brown and the Rev. Earl Taylor officiating.  Mrs. Kennedy was born July 23, 1920, in Daingerfield.  She died February 26, 2009, in Longview.  She was the owner/operator of the Kennedy Greenhouse in Naples, a member of the Naples Garden Club, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Daughters of the American Revolution and a member of the First Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by two husbands, Choice Leach and Robert William Kennedy; a daughter, Paula K. Leach; and two brothers, W. E. Key, Jr., and George C. Key.  Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Dudley Thomas of Pittsburg, and Rebecca and Ronnie Terrell of Denton; four grandchildren, Jay Thomas, Terry -Hull, Misty Terrell and Shane Terrell; and one great-grandchild, Cassie Marguerite Reeder.  Burial was in Daingerfield Cemetery under the direction of Harrison Funeral Home.  (CON Sec A1 Row 16) 

KEY, LELA PEARL                                     November 19, 1889 – April 28, 1983

Lela Pearl Key, 93, of Naples, died Thursday of last week at the David Granberry Memorial Hospital in Naples after a lengthy illness.  Funeral services were at 2 pm, Saturday, at the First Baptist Church of Daingerfield, with the Rev. Norman Crisp, and the Rev. Virgil Fielden officiating.  Burial was in the Daingerfield Cemetery.  Mrs. Key was born Nov. 19, 1889, at Daingerfield. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, and a native of Daingerfield and Morris County.  Survivors include two sons, W. E. Key, Jr, and George Key, both of Daingerfield; one daughter, Marguerite Kennedy of Naples; eight grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and one great, great grandchild.  (CON Sec A1 Row 16)

 

KNIEFF, HIX MARSHALL                            August 19, 1906 – April 15, 2006

Services for Mr. Hix Marshall Knieff, 99, of Daingerfield, were Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at the Church of Christ with Norman Miller and Tim Gibbs officiating.  Mr. Knieff was born August 19, 1906, in Yale.  He died Saturday, April 15, 2006, in Daingerfield.  He was a member of the Church of Christ, Daingerfield Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, was a banker at the Stat Bank of Omaha and the National Bank of Daingerfield.  Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Pat L and Gwen Knieff of Daingerfield; grandchildren, Michael D. Knieff of Daingerfield; Tonya L Knieff of Texarkana and Darryl W. and wife Darla Knieff of Bedford; eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.  Interment was at Daingerfield Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

 LEE, LINDA SUE                                             June 21, 1946 – October 17, 2007

Services for Mrs. Linda Sue Lee, 61, of Daingerfield, were October 21, 2007, at South Union Baptist Church with the Revs. Chad Thompson and Neal Clark officiating.  Mrs. Lee was born June 21, 1946, in Pittsburg.  She died October 17, 2007, in Longview.  She was a member of South Union Missionary Baptist Church and worked as a social worker for the State of Texas.  Survivors include her husband, Jackie Lee of Daingerfield; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jennifer and Jay West of Ft. Worth, and Melissa and Ken Armentrout of Dallas; son, Jeff Lee of Knoxville, Tennessee; brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Lorraine Martin of Daingerfield; three brothers-in-law, Gary Lee of Tyler, Sammy Lee of Wiley, and Hayden Lee of Lone Star; two sisters-in-law, Carolyn Surver of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and Pam Minor of Lone Star; and grandchildren, Hannah and Emily West of Ft. Worth.  Burial was in Bradfield Chapel Cemetery.  (LOC UNKNOWN)

LESLIE, WILLIAM                                       May 10, 1924 – December 15, 2000

Services for Mr. William Leslie, 76, of Daingerfield were Monday, December 18, 2000 at First United Methodist Church of Daingerfield with the Rev. Lynn Parker and Rev. David McKay officiating.  Mr. Leslie was born May 10, 1924 in Randolph.  He died Friday, December 15, 2000 in Longview.  He was an employee of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service, owner of Leslie’s Farm Supply, member of First United Methodist Church and a Navy veteran of World War II.  Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law John T and Sandy Leslie; one daughter and son-in-law Billie Sue and Bill Hanson; all of Daingerfield; one brother Gene Leslie of Commerce; three grandsons; one granddaughter; and one great-grandson.  He was preceded in death by his wife Sue Leslie.  Burial was in Daingerfield Cemetery.  (TUR Sec Row 41)

 

LEWIS, BENNIE MAE                                         March 25, 1926 – May 2, 1999

Services for Mrs. Bennie Mae Lewis, 73, of Daingerfield, were Thursday, May 6, 1999 at New Hope Baptist Church with Elder W E Searcy officiating.  Mrs. Lewis was born March 25, 1926 in Daingerfield.  She died Sunday, May 2, 1999, in a Longview hospital.  She was a housekeeper and member of New Hope Baptist Church.  Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Curtis and Gloria Hodge of Dallas; one daughter and one son-in-law, Marine and Billy Brown of Dallas; four brothers, O Z Barnes of Tulane, CA, J T Hillis of Omaha, J D Mims of Plano and I M Mims of Los Angeles, CA; two sisters, Celestine Bennett of Tucson and Mattie Traylor of Abilene; 12 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.  Burial was held in Daingerfield Cemetery under direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home.  (Location Unknown)

LOPEZ, RONNIE BRIAN      January 5, 1992 – December 16, 2008

Services for Ronnie Brian Lopez, 16, of Daingerfield, were held Dec. 23 at Lone Star Baptist Church with the Rev. Rick Monds officiating.  Interment was in Daingerfield Cemetery under the direction of Nail-Haggard Funeral Home.  Ronnie was born January 5, 1992, in San Bernardino, CA, and died December 16, 2008, in Cason.  He was a member of Lone Star Baptist Church and a student at Daingerfield High School.  Survivors include his parents, Ronald and Rosalinda Lopez of Daingerfield; five brothers, Steven, Eric, Christopher, Michael, and Jessie Lopez, all of Daingerfield; two sisters, Christy and Liana Lopez of Daingerfield; and aunt, Dora Flores of Daingerfield.  (Location Unknown)

MARLAR, DOROTHY NELL                        November 23, 1933 – July 7, 1999

Services for Mrs. Dorothy Nell Marlar, 65, of Daingerfield were Sunday, July 11, 1999, at the Nail-Haggard Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Nolan Richey officiating.  Mrs. Marlar was born November 23, 1933 in Bodcaw, AR.  She died Wednesday, July 9, 1999, in Pittsburg.  She was a member of Hillcrest Missionary Baptist Church and a homemaker.  She is survived by her husband, Ray C. Marlar of Daingerfield; daughter and son-in-law, Vickie and Mike Walker of Daingerfield; son and daughter-in-law, Ricky and Eva Marlar of Omaha; brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Kay Bailey of Hughes Springs; and one sister Peggy Creech of Stamps, AR; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  Burial was in Daingerfield Cemetery under the direction of Nail-Haggard Funeral Home.  (Location Unknown)

 

MARTIN, JAMES A (JACK)                      February 4, 1906 – January 2, 1998

James A “Jack” Martin, 91, of Daingerfield, died Friday, January 2, 1998, in a Mt. Pleasant, TX, hospital.  Mr. Martin was born February 4, 1906, in Daingerfield.  He was a self-employed farmer, carpenter, employee of General Dynamics and member of Rocky Branch Baptist Church.  Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, James Allen and Martha Martin of Tullohoma, TN; two daughters and one son-in-law, Carolyn Lynch Smires of Hughes Springs, TX, and Billie Faye and Jerry Traylor of Daingerfield; five grandchildren, Marsha Willis of Huntsville, AL, Michael Martin of Murfreesboro, TN, Kevin Traylor of Austin, Jill Cox of Garland, TX, and Kathy Upton of Longview, TX; and nine great grandchildren.  Services will be 2 pm Sunday at Nail-Haggard Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James Hinkle officiating.  Burial will be in Daingerfield Cemetery. 

 

MCLAIN, VIRGINIA RYAN                     October 8, 1912 – February 16, 2007

VIRGINIA RYAN MCLAIN, loving mother and grandmother, passed away on Friday, February 16, 2007, in El Paso, TX at the age of 94.  She was born October 8, 1912, in Hickman, KY.  She was a teacher for fifty years with the last six years at Bel Air High School in El Paso, TX.  She was past president of Ysleta Retired School Employees Association and Region XIX Retired Teachers Association.  She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Older El Pasoans Hall of Fame, and the El Paso Retiree Cabinet.  She was preceded in death by her husband, William E McLain.  She is survived by her daughter, Nancy McLain Evans; son-in-law, Stephen Evans; and two grandchildren, Erin Ashley Evans and Ryan C Evans.  The Family would like to extend their thanks and love to Dr. Elaine Barron and Nancy Garnica for your love and care.  Visitation will be Tuesday, February 20, 2007, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Martin Funeral Home East, 1460 George Dieter.  A funeral service will be held Wednesday, February 21, 2007, at 10:00 AM at St. Luke United Methodist Church, 9915 Montwood.  Burial will be in Daingerfield, TX.  Service arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Martin Funeral Home East, 1460 George Dieter Dr. El Paso, TX 79936 (915) 855-8881.

 

MORRIS, SARAH WRAY                                January 16, 1921 – May 2, 2000

Graveside services for Sarah Wray Morris, 79, of Omaha will be Thursday, May 4, 2000 at 10 am at Conner Cemetery in Daingerfield with the Rev. Bill Turner officiating.  Mrs. Morris was born Jan. 16, 1921 in Omaha.  She died Tuesday, May 2, 2000 at Redbud Retreat Nursing Home.  She was a lifetime resident of Omaha and a lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church of Omaha.  Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law Robert and Melissa Morris of Rocky Branch; one daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Tommy Barron of Omaha; and two grandsons, Andy Barron and T J and Sonya Barron, both of Omaha.  She was preceded in death by one son, Billy Bob Wray.  (Location Unknown)

 

NAIL, ROY A                                                     July 10, 1925 – January 26, 2001

Services for Mr. Roy A. Nail, 75, of Daingerfield were Sunday, January 28, 2001 at the First United Methodist Church with Brother Norman Miller, Rev. Scott Darby, and Rev. David McKay officiating.  Mr. Nail was born July 10, 1925 in Wills Point.  He died Friday, January 26, 2001 in Longview.  He married Joyce Old on June 23, 1950.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, a veteran of the United States Navy and served during World War II.  In 1947 he attended the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science.  In 1949 he and his father, Robert, established the Nail-Haggard Funeral Home.  He had a long record of community service.  He served as member of the board of stewards of the First United Methodist Church, city mayor from 1960 to 1978 continued to serve as councilman from 1980 to 1983, and served as city judge and city representative on the North Texas Municipal Water District.  He served on the Board of Texas Funeral Directors Association, was president of the East Texas Funeral Directors Association, served as director for Funeral Services, Inc. and was chosen Funeral Director of the Your for East Texas and the state of Texas in 1991.  He enjoyed raising polled Hereford cattle and was a member of the American Polled Hereford Association, member of the Daingerfield Lions Club and Oasis Masonic Lodge, member and past president of Beaver Brook Country Club, and announced the Daingerfield Tigers football games for many years.  Survivors include his wife, Joyce Nail of Daingerfield; two sons and daughters-in-law Bryant and Kim Nail of Dallas and Roy J. and Mary Nail of Daingerfield; two sisters Bobbie Harkrider of Daingerfield and Polly Thomas of Orange; four grandchildren Connor Nail of Dallas, Kyle, Brent and Rebecca nail, all of Daingerfield.  Burial was in Daingerfield Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

 

PERKISON, TRUMAN STEELE                      August 30, 1911 – May 28, 2001

Services for Mr. Truman Steele Perkison, 89, of Daingerfield, were Saturday, June 2, 2001 at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. John Stone officiating.  Mr. Perkison was born August 30, 1911 in Magnolia, AR.  He died Monday, May 28, 2001 in Daingerfield.  He was a trustee and member of First Baptist Church.  He founded Perkisons Jewelry in 1953, served as mayor pro-tem, served for several years as a Daingerfield city councilman, was named Daingerfield Citizen of the Year in 1983, was past president of the Chamber of Commerce, was instrumental in building restoration of downtown Daingerfield, a member and past president of several other civic organizations and member of the city planning and zoning committee.  Survivors include his wife, Thelma Perkison of Daingerfield; son and daughter-in-law, William K. and Pat Perkison of Belton; daughter and son-in-law, Betty Dawn Perkison Weir and Tim Weir of Daingerfield; three grandsons, Brett Perkison of Houston, Brannon Perkison of Dallas and Bryan Griffin of Portland, OR; two granddaughters, Leslie Dawn Phillips of Arlington, Alison Weir of Daingerfield; great granddaughter, Caroline Perkison of Houston and one sister, Maureen Perkison Harris of Houston.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Muriel Kennedy Perkison in 1991.  Burial was at Daingerfield Cemetery.  (TUR Ser Row 42)

 

POOLE, PAULA ANN WALKER                    January 24, 1959 – July 25, 1995

PAULA ANN WALKER POOLE, 36, of Daingerfield, died Tuesday, July 25, in a Dallas hospital.  Services were at 10 am Friday, July 28, at the Fellowship Baptist Church, with the Rev. Edmond Poole and the Rev. David Shelton officiating.  Burial was in the Daingerfield Cemetery.  Mrs. Poole was born January 24, 1959, in Dallas.  She was a member of the Forrest Park Baptist Church in Farmington Hills, MI.  She graduated from Friendship Academy High School in Shreveport, LA Tech University in Ruston, LA, and received her masters degree in piano performance from Northeast LA State University in Monroe, LA.  Survivors include her husband, Mark Poole of Daingerfield; two sons, Robert Poole and Aaron Poole, both of Daingerfield; her parents, Ray and Ruby Walker of Daingerfield; one sister, Donna Shelton of Longville, LA; one brother, Ray Walker, Jr. of Daingerfield; and several nieces and nephews. (TUR Sec Row 42)

 

RIVERS, James W.                                    September 3, 1851 – January 8, 1933

(Copied from the USGenWeb -- Morris Co -- contributed by John Wardlow)

Pioneer Citizen Passes Away January 12, 1933

J. W. Rivers, aged 82 years, pioneer citizen of Morris County, died at his home in Daingerfield on Wednesday January 8, at 8 o'clock a.m. following an illness of several weeks duration.  Mr. Rivers had spent most of his life in this county, and had many friends who were deeply grieved to learn of his death.  He had been unusually active for one of his age up until his late illness.

Mr. Rivers was an honest, upright, Christian gentleman, and a man whose integrity and uprightness was never questioned, and his word could always be depended upon.  He joined the Baptist church early in life and was a faithful member until the end came, always taking an active stand for those things that he thought best for the welfare of his community and church.

Deceased was born in Wilkinson County, GA., September 3, 1851.  He was married in 1873 to Miss Lizzie Key, and to this union four children were born, three of whom survive.  His wife died in 1902, and in 1904 he was married to Mrs. Anna Rivers, and to this union two children were born, both surviving.

The funeral services were held at the Baptist church in Daingerfield last Thursday morning at 10 o'clock under the direction of the pastor, Rev. R. E. Streetman, after which the body was conveyed to the local cemetery where interment took place.

Surviving relatives are his wife and five children as follows: N. L. Rivers of Pittsburg, Stafford Rivers of Roby, Mrs. Estella Moore of Dallas, and Paul and Branon Rivers of Daingerfield.  Also a brother Oscar Rivers of Omaha and two sisters, Mrs. Mollie Parham of Mercedes and Mrs. Annie Durst of Paris, and a stepdaughter, Mrs. L. C. McDaniel of Fort Worth, also 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces, nephews, and other relatives. (CON Sec A1 Row 10)

SHADID, WINNIE GEE                   December 6, 1924 – December 22, 2008 

          Our beloved mother and grandmother, Winnie Gee, went to be with our Lord on Monday, Dec. 22.  Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, at First United Methodist Church in Daingerfield with the Rev. Jeff Stull and Lay Speaker Marcie McGill officiating. Interment was at the Daingerfield Cemetery under the direction of Nail Haggard Funeral Home.  Winnie Gee was born Dec. 6, 1924, in Wills Point, to Hester and Claudia McNorton. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband of 47 years, Vincent Shadid all of Daingerfield.  After graduation from Sherman High School, she attended Draughon’s Business School in Dallas. She then returned to Sherman to work at a law office and later, an insurance company. She moved to Daingerfield in 1956, where she and her family joined the First United Methodist Church. While a member, Winnie was very active in the Beacon Sunday School Class and United Methodist Women. She also served as secretary of children’s ministry, a member of the Administrative Board, Chairperson of Missions, and a member of the choir for many years. Winnie was responsible for beginning the Chrismon Tree ministry at her church in the 1970s, and continued it to the present day with her family. She volunteered in the Ladies Auxiliary at Hospital in the Pines and later became a Nurses’ Aide at Pinecrest Nursing home and Hospital in the Pines. Winnie loved her work and always lifted her patients’ spirits with her cheerful personality. After retirement, Winnie baked and decorated cakes for her family and the public. Winnie served her community in many capacities, volunteering as a Den Mother for Boy Scouts of America, a Bluebird leader and Camp Fire Leader for girls, and a member of the P.T.A., which gave her a Lifetime Membership for her years  of service.  Those left to cherish her memory are son and daughter-in-law, Micheal Vincent Shadid and wife Felicia of Seagoville, Texas; son, David Hester Shadid of Daingerfield; daughter and son-in-law, Claudia Leigh McGill and Johnny McGill of Daingerfield; grandchildren, Brent McGill of Dallas; Dr. Jennifer McGill of Jackson, Tennessee; Marcie McGill of Dallas; and Destiny and Yancy Fitzwilliam of Seagoville, Texas; one sister, Margie Marie Leitzel of McAlisterville, Pa.; several nieces and nephews and a host of loving friends.  (NEW Sec Row 8)

SIMPSON, ROSEMARY SUE                September 6, 1952 – January 14, 2000

Services for Mrs. Rosemary Sue Simpson, 47, of Granbury, formerly of Lake O’ The Pines, were Friday, January 21, 2000, at the Veal Switch Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Swilling officiating.  Mrs. Simpson was born September 6, 1952, in Granbury.  She died January 14, 2000, in Granbury.  She was a homemaker and a Baptist.  Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Cynthia and Matt Smoak or Omaha, and Darla Simpson of Burkburnett; one son, Darrell Simpson of Lone Star; her mother, Helen Lien of Arlington; three brothers, Ralph Ledford of Arlington, Tommy Ledford of San Antonio and Phillip Ledford of Illinois; one sister, Carolyn Coker of DeSoto, TX; three grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Interment was in the Daingerfield Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

SISK, NELL SMITH COOK                 December 12, 1936 – December 1, 2008

Graveside services for Nell Cook Sisk, 71, of Pittsburg, were December 5, 2008, at Daingerfield Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Fraley officiating.  Mrs. Sisk was born December 12, 1936, in Omaha.  She died December 1, 2008.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lone Star and a homemaker.  She was preceded in death by a husband, Harold Cook; brothers, Bill, Bobby, and Ralph Smith; and sister, Pauline Settles.  Survivors include her husband, Johnny Sisk of Pittsburg; a daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Dean Sims of Grand Prairie; sisters, Lucille Haley and Betty Sheridan of Daingerfield; brother, Russell Smith of Lone Star; and grandchildren, Chastidie and Scott Sims of Grand Prairie.  (Location Unknown)

 

SMITH II, CHARLES CLAYTON       December 24, 1928 – February 16, 2008 Services for Charles Clayton Smith II, 79, of Daingerfield, were held Feb. 18 at Nail-Haggard Chapel with the Rev. Norman Crisp officiating. Interment was in the Daingerfield Cemetery.
Mr. Smith was born Dec. 24, 1928, in McCamey, and died Feb. 16 in Daingerfield. He was a Baptist and former owner of Smith Radiator in Daingerfield.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeweldene Smith.  Survivors include his daughters, Judy C. Smith of Longview, and Lana N. Smith of Crowley; one son and daughter-in-law, Charles C. and Tracy Smith III of Mount Pleasant; one brother, Lanny Smith of Columbia, S.C.; seven grandchildren, Marc Autry, Bryan Satterfield, Michelle Newby, Lacee Bruton, Larry Wayne Williams, Chaz Clay Smith, and Terrie Autrey; and eight great-grandchildren.  (LOCATION UNKNOWN)

 

TAYLOR, MABLE                                September 4, 1912 – November 27, 1998

Mable Taylor, 86, of Daingerfield, died Monday, November 23, 1998, in a Longview hospital.  Services were Friday, Nov. 27, 1998 at the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Daingerfield, with the Rev. Don Hill officiating.  Burial was in the Daingerfield Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home.  Mrs. Taylor was born September 4, 1912 in Morris County.  She was a Baptist and the owner of a beauty shop.  Survivors include two brothers, Homer McGraw of Texarkana and Lester Hill of San Antonio; three sisters, Jimmie Mae Harris of Omaha, Lanissia Wormley of Amarillo, and Helen Smith of Dallas; and a number of nieces and nephews.  (LOCATION UNKNOWN)

 

TAYLOR, MARY HELENE MONROE PARSLEY THIGPEN        Jul 27, 1918 -- May 13, 2009

Services for Mary Helene Parsley Thigpen Taylor, 90, formerly of Naples, were May 16, 2009, at the Omaha Methodist Church.  Mrs. Taylor was born July 27, 1918, in Harvey, Arkansas, to Grady and Ila Monroe.  She died May 13, 2009.  She had a exciting 90 plus years of life and love.  She met and married Harold Parsley in Waldon, Arkansas.  They moved to Northeast Texas where they began a successful insurance and real estate business.  They develped land and built homes.  She was the Morris County Treasurer for 16 years.  She moved to Conway, Arkansas, in 2004, and lived in College Square Independent Living to be close to BIll and Michelle, and her granddaughters, Rachel and Elizabeth.  Her passion was her love for others and her engaging smile she had for everyone.  We pray we live our lives as abundantly and joyously as she.  She was preceded in death by husbands, Harold Parsley in 1977, Thomas Thigpen in 1996, and Ed Taylor in 2002; and one brother, John Monroe.  Survivors include sons, Bill Parsley and wife, Michelle of Conway, and Harold Parsley and wife, Kay of Rockdale; seven grandchildren, Mary Alice Parsley, Kathryne Parsley Roddam, John Parsley, Lee Parsley, Billy Mack Parsley, Rachel Parsley and Elizabeth Parsley; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a niece, Judy Pitts; nephews, John Phillip, Steve Monroe, and Robert and Ron Parsley; stepchildren, Lee Taylor and DeAnn Cook; cousin, LIllie Jean Arnett and a host of cousins throughout Arkansas and Oklahoma.  We want to thank Verena Moix, her adopted sister and friend she lived so dearly.  Burial was in Daingerfield City Cemetery.  (OLD Sec A Row 18)

TERRELL, BARBARA JO                                           December 19, 1934 – May 23, 2008

Services for Mrs. Barbara Jo Terrell, 73, of Daingerfield, were Monday, May 26, 2008, at First Baptist Church of Daingerfield, with the Rev. Norman Crisp and the Rev. Tim Wade officiating.  Mrs. Terrell was born December 19, 1934, in Dallas.  She died May 23, 2008, in Daingerfield.  She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church.  Survivors include her husband, David Terrell of Daingerfield; two daughters, Lois Terrell of The Woodlands, TX, and Carolyn Freeman of garland, TX; two sons, David Terrell of Daingerfield, and Joe Terrell of Lone Star; six sisters, Patsy Bohannon of The Woodlands, Sue Grandi of Mesquite, Nancy Johnson of Parker, CO, Alice Wright of Tyler, Karen Hiett of Winona, and Dianah Webb of Frasier, CO; three brothers, Norman Davis of Longview, David Davis of Hawkins, and Tom Davis of Halls, TN; 10 grandchildren; three great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  Interment was in the Daingerfield Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

TITTLE, DEAN                                               May 11, 1925 – February 17, 2001

Services for Mrs. Dean Tittle, 75, of Daingerfield were Tuesday, February 20, 2001 at Fellowship Baptist Church with the Rev. David White and Rev. Donald Edward Tittle officiating.  Mrs. Tittle was born May 11, 1925 in Linden.  She died Saturday, February 17, 2001 in Daingerfield.  She was retired from Paul Pewitt ISD and was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.  Survivors include one son Dusty Tittle; one daughter-in-law Brenda Tittle, both of Daingerfield; one brother Buddy Glover of New York, New York; four sisters Mattie Dona Shaid of Dallas, Maurine Kinnon of Daingerfield, Billie Hodges of Amarillo and Becky Jones of Atlanta, GA; her mother-in-law Edna B TIttle of Daingerfield; six grandchildren and one great-grandson.  She was preceded in death by her husband Don Tittle; and a son Rusty Tittle.  Burial was in Daingerfield Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

 

WOOD, JESMINE ELLA                                   July 9, 1922 – February 8, 2008

Services for Jesmine Ella Wood, 85, of Dallas, were held Feb. 11 at Nail-Haggard Funeral Home with Norman Miller officiating. Interment was in Daingerfield Cemetery.  Mrs. Wood was born July 9, 1922, in Morris County and died Feb. 8.  (Location Unknown)

 

YOUNG, EARL HERMAN                                  March 26, 1920 – July 15, 2007

Graveside services for Earl Herman Young, 87, of Naples will be Monday, July 23, at 2:30 pm, at the Daingerfield Cemetery in Daingerfield, TX, with the Rev. Tommy Weems officiating.  Mr. Young was born March 26, 1920, the third child of Thomas Richard and Chloe Herman Young, in Commerce, TX.  He died Sunday, July 15, 2007, at Good Shepherd Hospital in Longview, TX. He attended high school and East Texas State Teacher’s College in Commerce, where he met and married Quida Nell McNatt, the daughter of Walter Willis and Lanta Inez McNatt, who were pioneers in the movie theater business in the northeast Texas area.  During World War II he joined the US Army Air Corps and served as a B-17 crew member stationed at March Field, CA.  He attended Texas Technological College in Lubbock, TX, for two years while in the Army Air Corps cadet program.  After an honorable discharge from the military, he and his wife, Nell, owned and operated a movie theater in Maud, TX, where he also worked at nearby Red River Army Depot.  In 1954, he moved his family to Naples, TX, when he became a shift foreman at the Lone Star Steel plant, and his wife, Nell, became a teacher at Pewitt High School.  He also owned and operated a water well service in East Texas for several years.  In 1956, Herman, as he was known to family and friends, began what became his life-long profession of foreign service.

His foreign service with both private industry and the US State Department included assignments in India, Indonesia, western portions of Africa, Thailand, South View Nam, and Laos.  He was appointed the Director of Public Works for Laos in 1967.  His duties in that position included the design and construction of roads, bridges, and public water systems throughout Laos.  Those projects had an important impact in preserving diplomatic relations between the United State and the non-communist citizens of Laos.  His responsibilities in Laos also included the construction of support facilities for Air America and the US Special Forces during the Viet Nam era.  In  1973, he became one of the last Americans to leave Laos as the Viet Nam war was nearing an end.  He was awarded the Viet Nam Service Medal with oak leaf clusters and received numerous commendations for his foreign service and innovative cost-saving programs.  His career in government service ended with his retirement in 1963 at Red River Army Depot, where he was a project cost estimator.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and one brother, Thomas F. Young of Commerce, TX.  Survivors include two children, Thomas Mack Young and wife, Pamela Nugent Young, of Spring, TX; and Carol Young Haggard and husband, Harry Haggard of Gladewater, TX; four grandchildren, Katherine Cherise and husband, Todd Harbour, of Frisco, TX, Thomas M Young Jr. and wife, Kimberly, of Spring, TX, Cary and wife Carolina Haggard of New York City, and Kevin Haggard of New York City; six great-grandchildren Hailey Taylor and Trevor Harbour, and Tristyn, Aubrey, and Avery Young; one sister, Mary Dot Adams, and numerous nieces and nephews plus friends and acquaintances of the 87 years.   Public visitation with the family is scheduled from 12:30 to 2 pm, Monday, July 23, at Harrison Funeral Home in Naples, TX.  (Turner Section Row 38A)

 

YOUNG, NELL MCNATT                       August 28, 1915 – November 12, 1998

Nell McNatt Young, 83, of Naples, died Thursday, November 12, 1998, in a Longview hospital following a brief illness.  Funeral services were at 2 pm, Sunday, November 15, at the First Baptist Church of Naples, with the Rev. Joe Dan Perkins and the Rev. Earl Taylor officiating.  Burial was in the Daingerfield Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Naples.  Mrs. Young was born August 28, 1915, in Richland Springs.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Naples where she taught Sunday school classes for many years.  She was a retired school teacher, having taught at Paul H. Pewitt School and several years overseas, where her husband, Herman, worked in Thailand and Laos.  Following her retirement from Pewitt Schools, she taught in the GED program at Daingerfield for six years.  Mrs. Young was a graduate of East Texas State Teachers College but had attended New Mexico University, Lamar at Beaumont and Baylor University at Waco.  She traveled extensively and visited every state in the USA including Hawaii and Alaska, and also approximately 30 countries overseas.  She was a charter member of the Jonquil Garden Club of Naples, a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Hudson Genealogy Society, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Retired Teachers Association.  Survivors include her husband, Herman Young of Naples; a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas M and Pam Young of Spring, Texas; a daughter and son-in-aw, Carol and Harry Haggard of Gladewater; four grandchildren, Cary Haggard and Kevin Haggard of Gladewater, Katherine Cherise Harbour and husband, Todd, of Houston, and Ty Young of Spring; two great-grandsons, Taylor and Trevor Harbour of Houston, and one great-granddaughter, Hailey Harbour of Houston.  Serving as pallbearers were Buddy May, Buddy, Blue, Cliff Wyninegar, Charles Smith, Gerald Hampton and Ben Best.  (Turner Section Row 38A)

 

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May 16, 2008

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