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BARAJAS, CARLOTTA                       September 6, 1931 – December 17, 2007

Services for Carlotta Barajas, 76, formerly of Naples, were December 21, 2007, at Harrison Funeral Chapel with Monsignow Larry Pichard and the Rev. Roy Ford officiating.  Ms. Barajas

was born September 6, 1931, in Naples.  She died December 17, 2007, in Frisco, Texas.  She was a nanny a member of Catholic Cathedral of the Virgin of Guadalupe.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Felipe and Cleta Barajas, Sr.; son, Kerry Barajas; and four brothers, Pete, Johnny, Savio, and Tirso Barajas.  Survivors include two sons, Doran Barron of Richardson, and Randall Barron of Celina; a daughter, Darice Barron Nations of Washington, AR; four brothers, Willie Barajas of Cedar Hill, TX, Henry Barajas of Mooringsport, LA, Andres Barajas of Ennis, and Felipe Barajas, Jr. of  Irvin; three sisters Rita Ricco of Chattanooga, TN, Juanita Barajas of Dallas, and Natalia Barajas of Pleasant Grove; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Burial was in Naples Cemetery under the direction of Harrison Funeral Home.  (A Row 22)

 

BARAJAS, JOHNNY                                        January 23, 1943 – May 29, 1995

JOHNNY BARAJAS, 52, of Dallas, died Monday, May 29, 1995, at Methodist Hospital in Dallas.  Services were at 1 pm Wednesday, at Alexander Chapel in Naples, with Father Jerry Haby officiating.  Burial was in the Naples Cemetery.  Mr. Barajas was a former sheet metal worker, a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, and a former resident of Bowie County.  Survivors include his wife, Josephine Barajas of Dallas; two sons, Johnny Barajas, Jr. and Edward Barajas, both of Dallas; two daughters, Debbie Barajas and Dora Lynn Barajas, both of Allen, Texas; six brothers, Tirso Barajas of Cleburne, Pete Barajas of Kileen, Willie Barajas of Cedar Hill, Texas, Henry Barajas of Shreveport, and Andres Barajas of Ennis; four sisters, Rita Rico of Chattanooga, TN, and Carlotta Barajas, Juanita Barajas and Natalia Fuentes, all of Dallas; and one grandson.  (A Row 22)

 

BEAUCHAMP, THELMA STRICKLAND      May 26, 1908 – October 1, 1997

Thelma Strickland Beauchamp, 89, of Naples, died Wednesday, October 1, 1997, at Redbud Retreat Nursing home in Naples.  Graveside services, under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Naples, were at 2 pm, Friday, October 3, at the Naples Cemetery, with the Rev. Bill Harty officiating.  Mrs. Beauchamp was born May 26, 1908, in Naples, and was a lifetime resident of Naples.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.  Survivors include a daughter  and son-in-law, Martha and Joe Starrett of Daingerfield; two sisters, Mildred Evans and Ceil Porter Atterbury, both of Longview; and a granddaughter and husband, Danna and Brent Nelson of Tyler.  (A Row 22)

 

BOOZER, CLARENCE ED (BABE) December 23, 1912 – September 17, 1983

CLARENCE EDWARD (BABE) BOOZER (son of Marcus Lafayette & Paralee Elizabeth (Lee) Tigert Boozer was born December 23, 1912, Omaha, Morris CO, TX and died September 17, 1983 in Tyler, TX hospital.  Lifetime resident of Omaha and Naples, TX.  Funeral services were at 2: PM Sunday at the First Baptist Church of Omaha, with the Rev. Clifford Longino, the Rev. Wayne Cannon officiating.  Burial was in the Naples Cemetery.  He was retired from Gulf Oil Company as the Commodore Chief Engineer of the Gulf Fleet and a Lieutenant Commander in the Maritime Services during World War II.  Serving as pallbearers were Louis Boozer, Buddy Boozer, Randall Ranes, John Whatley, Glenn Gray and Mayburn Gray. (A Row 13)

 

BOSTICK, J. D.                                       January 14, 1915 – December 14, 1996

J. D. Bostick, 81, of Naples, died Saturday, December 14, 1996, at a VA hospital in Shreveport.  Graveside services were at 1 pm, Tuesday, December 17, at the Naples Cemetery, with the Rev. Trey Roberson officiating.  Services were under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Naples.  Mr. Bostick was born January 14, 1915.  He was a veteran of World War II, a member of the Masonic Lodge, a retired mechanic and a longtime resident of Naples.  Survivors include three sisters, Ethel Vann of Alvin, TX, Florence Heusel of Howard, CO, and Dorothy Vanarsdale of Kifer, OK; and a number of nieces and nephews. (A Row 3)

                                                                                                                     

BRADSHAW, LEIGH STIVER                            May 18, 1968 – July 31, 1996

Leigh Bradshaw, 28, of Omaha, died Wednesday, July 31, 1996, at Titus Regional Medical Center in Mt. Pleasant, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.  Funeral services were at 11 am, Saturday, August 3, at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Naples, with the Rev. Bill Harty and the Rev. Ken Saunier officiating.  Burial was in the Naples Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were Dana Burris, Trisha Didway, Leanne Didway, Kristy Grider, Susan Ross and Julie Martin.  Mrs. Bradshaw was born May 18, 1968, in Niskayuna, NY.  She was a longtime resident of Morris County.  Survivors include her husband, Lee Bradshaw of Omaha; one son, James Stiver of Omaha; one daughter, Lisa Ann Stiver of Omaha; her parents, Jim and Frdie Woolery of Palm Desert, CA; and two brothers, Kevin Woolery and John Woolery, both of San Francisco.  (A Row 16)

 

BURKE, ERNESTINE SPENCE                          July 27, 1910 – March 1, 1996

ERNESTINE SPENCE BURKE, 85, of Dallas, died Friday, March 1, 1996.  Funeral services were at 10:30 am, Monday, March 4, at the Sparkman/Crane Funeral Home Chapel in Dallas with Dr. Dennis Hochgraber officiating.  Interment was at 3 pm, in the Old Naples Cemetery at Naples.  Mrs. Burke was retired from the US Government General Services Administration.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James R. Burke, and is survived by an extended family across Texas. (A Row 14)

 

CAGLE, BRENDA LEA                                      July 1, 1953 – October 23, 2004

Services for Mrs. Brenda Lea Cagle, 51, of Naples, were Tuesday, October 26, 2004, at Community Christian Church with the Rev. Doug Freeman officiating.  Mrs. Cagle was born July 1, 1953, in Pittsburg.  She died Saturday, October 23, 2004, in Mt. Pleasant.  Survivors include her husband, JuaDon Cagle of Naples; two sisters, Shirlee Stone of Mt. Pleasant and Patsy Reeves of Rawles; three sons and daughters-in-law, Tony and Blythe Bean and David and Ana Bean, all of Longview and Cody and Leslie Cagle of Lufkin; three grandchildren, Shelbie Lynn Bean, Cheyenne Bean and Cory Cagle.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Erven Duesterhoft and Alice Matthews.  (Location Unknown)

 

CARLTON, FRANCES COLLINS                         July 16, 1914 – July 21, 2001

Services for Mrs. Frances Carlton, 97, of Naples were Tuesday, July 24, 2001 at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Joe Perkins officiating.  Mrs. Carlton was born July 16, 1914 in Naples.  She died Saturday, July 21, 2001 in Mt. Pleasant.  She was a retired employee of Day & Zimmerman, member of the First Baptist Church and a lifetime resident of Naples.  Survivors include three grandchildren, Bruce Lancaster of Baltimore, MD, Andrea Lancaster of Houston and Michael Lancaster of Baytown; and two great-grandchildren, Michelle and Alex Lancaster of Baytown.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude, and her children, Claudette and Tommy.  Interment was at Naples Cemetery.  (Sec A Row 9)

 

COLE, SANDRA FAYE PHILLEY             September 21, 1952 – Nov 12, 2004

Memorial services for Mrs. Sandra Faye Philley Cole, 52, of Naples, were Sunday, November 14, 2004, at her home with the Rev. Bryan Peck officiating.  Mrs. Cole was born September 21, 1952, in Oak Grove, LA.  She died Friday, November 12, 2004, at her home.  Survivors include her husband, David Cole; one son, William Cole of Naples, both of Naples; her father, William Loyd Philley of Baton Rouge; one sister and brother-in-law, Earlene and Roy Wortham of Naples; two brothers and sister-in-law, Calvin and Janeen Philley and Johnny Philley, all of Baton Rouge; and a number of nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her mother, Fannie Maxine Philley.  (Location Unknown)

 

FRANKLIN, LEE ROY                          October 14, 1922 – June 10, 1996

Lee Roy Franklin, 73, of Naples, died Monday, June 10, at the Titus Regional Medical Center in Mt. Pleasant, following a lengthy illness.  Funeral services were at 6:30 pm, Thursday, June 13, at the First Baptist Church in Naples, with the Rev. Trey Roberson, the Rev. Earl Taylor, the Rev. Bob Pearce and the Rev. Tommy Weems officiating.  Burial was in the Naples Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Naples.  Born October 14, 1922 in Naples, Mr. Franklin was a retired employee of Lone Star Steel Company, a member of the First Baptist Church, a veteran of World War II, a member of the Belden Masonic Lodge, a member of the University of Texas Alumni Association, and a lifetime resident of Naples.  Survivors include his wife, Bobbie Franklin of Naples; two sons, Ronald Lee Franklin of Dallas, and Thomas Arden Franklin of Los Angeles, CA; one sister, Gwen Brock of Naples; four nieces; one nephew; and a number of great-nieces and great-nephews.  Serving as pallbearers were Bill Henderson, Morgan Hampton, Richard Towler, Jack Coker, Tommy Coker and Dr. James S. Leeves.  Honorary pallbearers were deacons of the First Baptist Church of Naples. (B Row 15)

 

GATES, FLORENCE SCAFF                                   May 1, 1914 – June 4, 1995

FLORENCE SCAFF GATES, 81, of Naples, died Sunday, June 4, 1995, at her home.  Services were at 11 am, Wednesday, at the Alexander Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Bob Sinclair officiating.  Burial was in the Naples Cemetery.  Mrs. Gates was born May 1, 1914, in Terrell, TX.  She was a member of the Methodist Church, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and a former resident of Jasper, TX.  Survivors include one daughter, Jeannette Redwine of Chandler, AZ; one son, Frederick Charles Gates of Lufkin; one brother, Earl Scaff of Omaha; one sister, Ina Parker of Naples; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. (Sec B Row 20)

           

GILPIN, WILLIAM H                               February 20, 1925 – August 13, 1996 

William H. (Bill) Gilpin, 71, of  Mt. Pleasant, died Tuesday, August 13, 1996, at his home.  Funeral services were at 10 am, Friday, August 16, at Bates0Ciioer0Weens0Robison Funeral Home Chapel in Mt. Pleasant, with the Rev. Frank Stringham officiating.  Burial was in the Naples Cemetery at Naples.  Mr. Gilpin was born Friday, February 20, 1925, in Omaha, to Mary Irene McIntosh Gilpin and Charles Earl Gilpin.  He was a member of the Dellwood Baptist Church in Mt. Pleasant, and was a veteran of the Navy.  He was an auto mechanic.  He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter Kim Miller; a brother, Richard Gilpin; and a son-in-law, Harold Collins.  Survivors include his wife, Kay Martin Gilpin of Mt. Pleasant; four sons, William Shane Gilpin, Paul Brandon Gilpin and Emmanuel Joel Gilpin, all of Mt. Pleasant, and Quinten Miller of Nacogdoches; three daughters, Sharon Kay Watkins, Deborah Freeman and Skyla Holliday, all of Mt. Pleasant; one sister, Sybil Sinclair of Huntsville, AL; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  (A Row 21)

 

GIPSON, CAROL YVONNE                            July 15, 1954 – October 12, 1995

CAROL YVONNE GIPSON, 41, of Jenkins, died Thursday, October 12, 1995, in a fire at her home.  Funeral services were at 2:30 pm, Sunday, October 15, at the Rocky Point Methodist Church near Naples, with the Rev. Pleas Layne officiating.  Burial was in the Naples Cemetery.  Mrs. Gipson was born July 16, 1954, in Butte, Montana.  She was a member of the Rocky Point Methodist Church.  Survivors include three daughters, Tijuanna (Shelly) Harrison of Lamesa, CA, and Katrina Yvonne Burkhalter and Nichole (Nikki) Burkhalter of Daingerfield; one stepson, Dennis Gipson of Tulsa, OK; one stepdaughter, Denise Gipson of Daingerfield; her parents, Katie and Coy Stewart Sr., of Hughes Springs; a brother, Coy Alfred Stewart Jr., of Daingerfield; a sister, Gail Elaine Rowe of Daingerfield; one granddaughter, Jaime Armstrong of Lamesa, CA, and a number of nieces and nephews. (A Row 22)

 

GIPSON, ROBERT GLENN                  November 21, 1948 – October 12, 1995

ROBERT GLENN GIPSON, 46, of Jenkins, died Thursday, October 12, in a fire at his home.  Funeral services were at 2:30 pm, Sunday, October 15, at the Rocky Point Methodist Church near Naples, with the Rev. Pleas Layne officiating.  Burial was in the Naples Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home.  Mr. Gipson was born November 21, 1948, and was a longtime resident of Naples.  He was a former employee of T & N Warehouse at Lone Star, and was a member of the Rocky Point Methodist Church.  Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Alicia Gipson of Tulsa, OK; one daughter, Denise Gipson of Daingerfield; three step-daughters, Tijuanna (Shelly) Harrison of Lamesa, CA, and Katrina Yvonne Burkhalter and Nichole (Nikki) Burkhalter of Daingerfield; his mother, Mary Gipson of Naples; two brothers, Jackie W. Gipson of Daingerfield, and Kenneth Ray Gipson of Naples; one step-granddaughter; and a number of nieces and nephews. (A Row 22)

 

GOODWIN, DORRIS WALLS                  February 9, 1911 -- October 27, 1996

Dorris Walls Goodwin, of Longview, died Sunday, October 27, 1996, at a Longview nursing home.  Funeral services were at 10 am, Wednesday, October 30, at the Rader Funeral Home Chapel in Longview, with the Rev. Bill Cunningham officiating.  Interment  was at 1 pm, in the Naples Cemetery.  Mrs. Goodwin was born in Naples, and moved to Longview in 1958 from Clarksville.  She retired from Texas Furniture Company after eight years.  Mrs. Goodwin was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Longview, where she was a member of the Forum Sunday School class, and a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star #610.  She was preceded in death by her husbands, Ed Walls and Gordon Goodwin.  Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Bobby and Reba Walls of Weatherford, and Donald and Wanda Walls of Longview; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Mildred and Howard Evans of Longview, Peggy Atteberry of Longview and Thelma Beauchamp of Naples; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and a number of nieces and nephews.

 

HAMPTON, MARY R                             September 27, 1911 – October 8, 2005

Graveside services for Mrs. Mary R. Hampton, 94, of Naples, were Monday, October 10, 2005, at Naples Cemetery with the Rev. Tim Edwards officiating.  Mrs. Hampton was born Sept. 27, 1911, in Naples.  She died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005, in Naples.  She was a retired nurse, a Methodist and longtime resident of Naples.  Survivors include five nieces, Betty Stewart of Grand Prairie, Thelma Boyd of Ore City, Nancy Heard and Gloria Norwood of Naples, and Karen Hall of Daingerfield; one nephew, Kenneth Hampton of Anona  (Sec A Row 16)

 

HAMPTON, MURELL MORELAND       January 23, 1917 – March 23, 2002

Services for Mrs. Murell Moreland Hampton, 85, of Naples were Monday, March 25, 2002 at First United Methodist Church in Naples with the Rev. Tim Edwards officiating.  Mrs. Hampton was born January 23, 1917 in Naples.  She died Saturday, March 23, 2002 in Texarkana.  She was a retired employee of SWEPCO, a member of First United Methodist Church, a charter member of Jonquil Garden Club and a lifetime resident of Naples.  Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Janice Hampton of Annona; two daughters, Nancy Morris and Gloria Norwood, both of Naples; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Ruby Moreland, Dan and Jackie Moreland of Hughes Springs and Coy and Sarah Moreland; one sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Jimmy Walker of Hughes Springs and a number of nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh, and a grandson, Sid Norwood.  Interment was at Naples Cemetery.  (Sec A Row 7)

 

HAMPTON, RUBY LEE                               December 24, 1918 – July 15, 1997

Ruby Lee Hampton, 78, of Naples, died Tuesday, July 15, 1997, at Titus Regional Medical Center in Mt. Pleasant.  Funeral services were at 1 pm, Wednesday, July 16, at the Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Naples with the Rev. Trey Roberson officiating, and burial was in the Naples Cemetery.  Mrs. Hampton was born December 24, 1918, in Florien, LA.  She was a member of the Eastern Star and a member of the First Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Felix Hampton.  Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Ronald and Barbara Hampton of Texarkana, and Bruce Hampton of Naples; one daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Travis Megason of Texarkana; and four grandchildren, Kimberly Megason of Austin, Sean Megason of Boston, MA, Jennifer Maxer of San Antonio, and Sarah Mazer of Fayetteville, AR.  Serving as pallbearers were Buddy May, buddy Blue, Bill Ellis and Hollis Suttle.  (A Row 15)

 

HARVEY, SHIRLEY HICKS                     March 31, 1935 – January 21, 2001

Graveside services for Mrs. Shirley Hicks Harvey, 65, of Mt. Pleasant were Monday, January 22, 2001 at Naples Cemetery with Bobby Stewart officiating.  Mrs. Harvey was born March 31, 1935 in Naples.  She died Saturday, January 20, 2001 in Mt. Pleasant.  She was a Baptist and a former resident of Naples and Irving.  Survivors include two sisters and brother-in-law, Betty Stewart of Grand Prairie and Thelma and B. J. Boyd of Ore City; two aunts, Mary Hampton and Merle Hampton both of Naples and a number of nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband Chester Earl Haryvey.  (Morris Co Cemetery listing has Chester W.) Pallbearers were Phillip Gaddis, Cory Marshall, Ghris Boyd, B. J. Boyd, Brian Tenbrook and Joe Moore. 

(A Row 10)

 

HICKS, INEZ                                            January 3, 1916 – November 27, 1998

Services for Inez Hicks, 82, of Naples were conducted Monday, November 30, 1998 at the First Methodist Church in Naples.  Mrs. Hicks was born January 3, 1916.  She died Friday, Nov. 27, 1998 in Austin.  Mrs. Hicks was a member of the First Methodist Church of Naples and a lifetime resident of Naples.  She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Amanda and Richard Gossett of Cedar Park; two grandchildren, Alisse Gossett and Evan Gossett of Cedar Park; and one sister, Leola McWaters of Douglasville.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin “Doc” Hicks.  (A Row 20)

JOHNSON, ROBERT GERALD December 8, 1941 – February 27, 2009

Services for Mr. Robert Gerald Johnson, 67, formerly of Naples, were March 2, 2009, at Harrison Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Milam officiating.  Mr. Johnson was born December 8, 1941, in Naples.  He died February 27, 2009, in Texarkana.  He was the owner of Jolly Refrigeration Company in Texarkana, a 32nd degree Mason, a Shriner, a member of the Moose Lodge and the National Rifle Association.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ronnie Johnson and Johnny Freeman; and two sisters, Mary Helen Johnson and Doris Jean Johnson.  Survivors include two sisters, Martha Ann Freeman and Linda Freeman Andrews of Ore City; three aunts, Mable Haley of Lone Star, Helen McNeely of Ft. Worth, and Johnnie Minor Norman of Mesquite; and several nieces and nephews.  Burial was in Naples  Cemetery under the direction of Harrison Funeral Home.  (Location Unknown)

LEEVES, MARION STEWART                           July 7, 1895 – March 20, 1999

Services for Mrs. Marion Stewart Leeves, 103, of Naples were Monday at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Naples with Dr. Dan Darby officiating.  Mrs. Leeves was born July 7, 1895 in Naples.  She died Saturday, March 20, 1999 in a Mt. Pleasant hospital.  Mrs. Leeves was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Daughters of the American Revolution.  Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. James S. and Peggy Leeves of Naples and Dr. Jerry and Winona Leeves of Conroe; six grandchildren, Jody Leeves of Naples, Dr. Jan Ann Leeves of Houston, Paul Leeves and Cheryl Leeves of Conroe, Michele Zarella of Spring and Donna Leeves of Dallas; and six great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, E. J. Leeves, in 1953.  Burial was in the Naples Cemetery.  Pallbearers included Mike Zarella, Paul Leeves, Ken Reese, Jody Crossett and Jody Leeves.  Services were under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Naples.  (A Row 7)

 

LEWIS, AUGUST                                       August 26, 1910 – September 9, 1995

AUGUST LEWIS, 85, of Naples, died Saturday, September 9, 1995, at Redbud Retreat Nursing Home in Naples.  Funeral services were at 2 pm, Monday, September 11, at the Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Naples, with the Rev. Bob Sinclair officiating.  Burial was in the Naples Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Service.  Mr. Lewis was born August 26, 1910.  He was retired from Red River Army Depot, was a member of the Naples First United Methodist Church, and was a lifetime resident of Naples.  Survivors include his wife, Mary Ellen Lewis of Naples; one son, Gary Beatty of Longview; one daughter, Melba Mallory of Reno, NV; one brother, Marion Lewis of Daingerfield; one sister, Annie Clair Waters of Dallas; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  Serving as pallbearers were John Spearman, Jimmy Dan Spearman, Bobby Joe Spearman, Bud Lewis, Bubby Lewis and Harold Wright.

(Sec A Row 5)

 

LEWIS, JOHNNY BOB                              August 19, 1938 – February 4, 1994

Johnny Bob Lewis, 55, of Shiner, TX, died Friday, Feb. 4, at Victoria, TX following a brief illness.  Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 5, at 2 pm at the Buffington Funeral Home Chapel in Shiner, with the Rev. George Lumpkin and the Rev. Jerry Capeoni officiating; and on Sunday, Feb. 6, at 2 pm at the Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Naples, with the Rev. Bill Harty and the Rev. Bob Sinclair officiating.  Burial was in the Naples Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Service of Naples.  Mr. Lewis, born in Naples, was a 1956 honor graduate of Pewitt High School where he was valedictorian, and a 1960 graduate of the University of North Texas at Denton.  He had taught school at Palestine, AR, Yorktown, TX and at Canyon Junior High in New Braunfels.  He was serving as principal of Shiner Elementary School.  He was a member of the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Assoc., and the Texas State Teachers Association.  He is survived by his wife, Mary Lewis of Shiner; his mother, Mrs. Olivia Thomas Lewis of Naples, two daughters, Lana Lewis Taylor and Connie Lewis, both of Austin; one sister, Shirley Woodard of DeKalb; and three brothers, Ray Lewis of  Naples, Bill Lewis of Dallas and Ronald Lewis of Houston.  He was preceded in death by his father Claud C. Lewis.  Serving as pallbearers were Charles Lucke, John Najvar, Lance Taylor, Alex R. Fammill, Noel Tuck and Harry James Vissering.  Honorary pallbearers were Billy Patek Sr., Ed Pepper, Don Stark, Henry Fietsam, Harry George Vissering and Shiner Elementary School staff and students. 

(A Row 4)

 

LEWIS, MARION FLEMING                 October 23, 1914 – December 7, 2000

Services for Mr. Marion Fleming Lewis, 86, of Daingerfield, were Sunday, December 10, 2000 at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Naples, with the Rev. Lanny Peek officiating.  Mr. Lewis was born October 23, 1914, in Naples.  He died Thursday, December 7, 2000, in Daingerfield.  He was a member of the Naples Methodist Church, was self-employed and was a former resident of Naples.  Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Carl Hall of Daingerfield; one sister, Annie Clair Waters of Dallas; and one granddaughter, Crystal Hall of Nacogdoches.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillie, and a grandson, Tracy.  Burial was in the Naples Cemetery, under the direction of Alexander Funeral Service.  (A Row 14)

LEWIS, MARY LEWIS                           March 13, 1921 – December 26, 2009

Services for Mrs. Mary Ellen Lewis, 88, of Longview, were December 27, 2009, at Harrison Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mike Fraley officiating.  Mrs. Lewis was born March 13, 1921, in Naples.  She died December 26, 2009, at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview.  She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church in Naples.  She was preceded in death by her husband, August W. Lewis in 1995; parents, John Nathan and Nancy Wommack Hicks; two brothers, Melvin Hicks and Herbert Hicks; and one sister, Kathleen Spearman.   Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Violet Beatty of Longview; three nephews, Bobby Joe Spearman of Mt. Pleasant, John Spearman of Omaha, and Jim Spearman of Longview; one grandchild; and four great-grandchildren.  Burial was in Naples Cemetery under the direction of Harrison Funeral Home.  (Sec A Row 5) 

MATHEWS, AGNES                                           October 9, 1925 – May 21, 2002

Services for Mrs. Agnes Mathews, 76, of Naples were Monday, May 27, 2002 at Antioch Baptist Church with the Rev. James Boyce officiating.  Mrs. Mathews was born Oct. 9, 1925 in Marietta.  She died Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at Hospice Homeplace.  She attended Bethlehem Public Schools, was a member of Antioch Baptist Church, a mission teacher and a lifetime resident of the Naples area.  Survivors include two sons, Donald Joe Mathews and William Paul Mathews Sr., both of Naples; two daughters, Eva Nell Young of Naples and Sara Virginia Mathews of Tyler; one sister, Cosetta Lewis of Oakland, CA; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and daughter.  Pallbearers were Willie Henderson, Patrick Collins, Darrell Young, James Payne, Mike Byrd and Calvert Nickelberry.  Honorary pallbearers were Timothy Parker, Alandus Mathews, Cedrick T. Young, Brandon Mathews, Willie Paul Mathews, Jr. and Charlie Young III.  (Location Unknown)

 

MILLER, QUINTEN DALE                  October 11, 1963 – September 30, 2003

Graveside services for Mr. Quinten Dale Miller, 39, of Tyler, were Friday, October 3, 2003, at Naples Cemetery with Bro. Marlin Robey officiating.  Mr. Miller was born October 11, 1963, in Naples.  He died Tuesday, September 30, 2003, in Tyler.  He was a member of Dellwood Baptist Church.  Survivors include his wife, Melina Miller of Tyler; his mother, Kay Gilpin of Mt. Pleasant; daughter, Arian Miller of Tyler; stepdaughter, Tracy Thomas of Mt. Pleasant; four brothers and sister-in-law, William Shane Gilpin and Emmanuel Joel Gilpin, both of Mt. Pleasant, Paul Brandon Gilpin of Arlington and Phillip Dwayne and Stephanie Miller of Houston; one sister and brother-in-law, Skyla and David Holliday of Mt. Pleasant; and numerous other relatives.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Kimberly Ann Miller.  (Location Unknown)

 

MILLS, BERNICE E BATCHELOR         August 30, 1916 – February 1, 2008

Services for Mrs. Bernice Mills, 91, of Naples, were February 3, 2008, at Harrison Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Leon McDowell and Bro. Wayne Plunkett officiating.  Mrs. Mills was born August 30, 1 916, in DeKalb.  She died February 1, 2008, in Longview.  She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Naples.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse E. Mills, in 2001; parents, George and Ida Batchelor; four brothers; and two sisters.  Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Betty Mills of Naples, Gaylon and Dana Mills of Gilbert, AZ, and Doug and Judy Mills of Queen City; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Ercell Duncan and Keith Fetters of Charlton, IA, Cora Lee Newman of Mt. Pleasant, and Ava Nell Sandlin of Wake Village; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Burial was in Naples Cemetery under the direction of Harrison Funeral Home.  (Sec A Row 19) 

 

MILLS, JESSE E.                                        March 11, 1916 – February 14, 2001

Services for Mr. Jesse E. Mills, 84, of Naples, were Friday, February 16, 2001, at First Baptist Church in Naples with the Rev. Joe Dan Perkins and Leon McDowell officiating.  Mr. Mills was born march 11, 1916 in Fairlee.  He died Wednesday, February 14, 2001 at Titus Regional Medical Center.  He retired from Lone Star Steel in 1972 and was a member of First Baptist Church in Naples.  Survivors include his wife Bernice Mills of Naples; three sons and daughters-in-law Danny and Betty Mills of Naples, Gaylon and Patricia Mills of Temple and Doug and Judy Mills of Georgetown; one brother and sister-in-law, C. C. and Wanda Mills of Naples; one sister Ravel McMichael of McKinney; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  Pallbearers were Paul Mills, Clint Mills, Shane Mills, Justin Stringer, Tommy Mills and Randy Brock.  Burial was at Naples Cemetery.  (A Row 19)

 

MIZE, ROBERT E. (BOBBY)                           August 30, 1931 – May 31, 1999

Services for Mr. Robert E. “Bobby” Mize, 67, of Naples will be conducted Thursday, June 3, 1999 at 10 am at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tommy Weems officiating.  Mr. Mize was born August 30, 1931, in Dallas.  He died Monday, May 31, 1999 at his residence.  He was a farmer, rancher and a retired truck driver.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Teamsters Union and a longtime resident of Naples.  Survivors include three daughters, Joanne Mize and Alicia Mize Wharton of Naples, Kristi Mize Saxon of Longview; one son, William E. Mize of Pittsburg; one brother, Joe A. Mize of Sumner; one sister, Betty Carol Stephens of Palestine; and six grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary.  Interment will be held at the Naples Cemetery.  (A Row 13)

 

MOORE, SHEPPARD                                September 5, 1929 – March 5, 2008

Services for Mr. Sheppard Moore, 77, of Naples, were March 11, 2008, at Harmon Funeral Home with the Rev. C. Hood officiating.  Mr. Moore was born September 5, 1929.  He died March 5, 2008, in Mt. Pleasant.  He attended Carver High School.  Survivors include three sons, Terry, John Noris, and Cecil Moore; two daughters, Quria and Mina Moore; one brother, Vivian Moore; one sister, Flora McGill; and eight grandchildren.  Burial was in Naples Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

 

REYNO, LOLA MAE                                                                    -- May 11, 1998

Lola Mae Reyno, 80, of Naples, died Monday, May 11, 1998.  Burial was at the Naples Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Naples.  Survivors include one nephew, Charles Knowles of Naples; and a number of nieces and nephews.  She was a member of the Church of Christ, and a former resident of Wildarado, TX.  (Location Unknown)

 

SHULTS, FLAYDELLE FLOYD                November 3, 1920 – March 12, 2004

Graveside services for Mrs. Flaydelle Floyd Shults, 83, of Naples, were Monday, March 15, 2004 at Naples Cemetery with the Rev. Tim Edwards officiating.  Mrs. Shults was born Nov. 3, 1920 in Naples.  She died Friday, March 12, 2004 in Omaha.  She was a homemaker and member of Fist United Methodist Church in Naples.  Survivors include one daughter, Helen Worthy of North Little Rock, AR; one brother, Robert Floyd of Burleson; two grandsons, Mike Worthy and Steve Worthy of North Little Rock; and two great-grandchildren.  (Location Unknown)

 

SIMON, RALPH FRANKLIN                 January 20, 1946 – February 14, 2001

Services for Mr. Ralph Franklin Simon, Jr., 55, of Naples were Saturday, January 17, 2001, at Life Tabernacle Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Sam Bristow, Rev. Ken Redmon and Rev. Jim Palmer officiating.  Mr. Simon was born January 20, 1946 in Marietta, OK.  He died Wednesday, February 14, 2001 at University of Texas Health Center in Tyler.  He retired from Texas instruments after 30 years of service.  He was an elder and member of Life Tabernacle Assembly of God Church.  Survivors include his wife, Laquetta Simon of Naples; four sons and one daughter-in-law Ralph Edward and Gena Simon, Emanuel Simon, Samuel Simon and Nathan Simon all of Naples; seven daughters and two sons-in-law Tami and Clint Ferguson, Sr. of Itasca, Lora and Kelly Sargent of Mt. Pleasant, Cheryl Roten of Mt. Pleasant, Teresa rankin of Palm Bay, FL, Marie Stiver of Denver, CO, and Angel and Abigail Simon both of Naples; three brothers Ronnie Simon of Grand Prairie, Bill Simon of Houston, Randy Simon of Decatur; one sister Debbie Brocherding of Grand Prairie and 17 grandchildren.  Pallbearers were Kelly Sargent, Ronnie Bristow, Jeff Hughes, Blaine Borcherding, Ricky Simon, Adam Borcherding, Daniel Simon and Cling Ferguson, Sr.  Burial was at Naples Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

 

SLIDER, ORENE FLEMING          November 27, 1922 – September 26, 2005

Services for Mrs. Orene Slider, 82, of Naples, were to be conducted Thursday, September 29, 2005 at 11 am, at First United Methodist Church in Naples with the Rev. Dr. Tim Edwards officiating.  Mrs. Slider was born November 27, 1922, in Naples, to Emmett and Carrie Fleming.  She died Monday, September 26, 2005 at her home following a lengthy illness.  She grew up in the Naples area and attended Naples High School, graduating in 1940.  After high school she attended East Texas State Teachers College in Commerce, TX, and then the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR.  Mrs. Slider started teaching in 1943 at James Bowie High School in Simms, TX, and taught there for five years.  In 1948 she married James Lenoy Slider and they were blessed with a daughter, Sheri Jan Slider Estes.  After teaching at James Bowie High School, she taught at Linden High School in Linden, TX, and upon leaving there, began her teaching career at Paul Pewitt High School where she had an illustrious career.  Mrs. Slider retired in 1981 after 37 years as a teacher.  During her years as a teacher, she taught high school English, business English and Spanish.  Following her retirement, she kept busy doing volunteer work at local nursing homes.  She was involved with church activities at the First United Methodist Church in Naples and served as president of the Sunshine Class, chairman of Evangelism, and other things for the church as needed.  She was a charter member of the Jonquil Garden Club and a member of the Pewitt CISD Education Foundation.  She was a charter member of the Naples Eastern Star, Morris County Retired Teachers Association, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and the Martha Laird Chapter D.A.R.  In June, Mrs. Slider was honored by the Pewitt Foundation Association as its “teacher of the year” at the group’s annual gala event.  A few years earlier she was honored as Naples’ “citizen of the year” by the Naples Chamber of Commerce.  Survivors include one daughter, Sheri Slider Estes of Austin; one brother, Kennard Fleming of Dallas; and one granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Amy Estes Alexander and Davin Alexander of Rosebud.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James Lenoy Slider, on August 4, 1990, and also by her parents.  Interment was to be at the Naples Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Service of Naples.  Pallbearers were to include Bruce Vinson, Jim Vinson, Rich Vinson, J. P. Vinson, Mark Isensee, Berry Fleming, Brad Fleming, Willie Palmore and Morris Craig.  (A Row 10A)                    

 

SPENCER, M. LEONA                                  May 2, 1907 – September 22, 1996

Leona Spencer, 89, of Naples, died Sunday, September 22, 1996, at Redbud Retreat Nursing Home in Naples.  Funeral services were at 10 am, Wednesday, September 25, at Life Tabernacle in Naples, with the Rev. Jim Palmer and the Rev. Don Couch officiating.  Burial was in the Naples Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Naples.  Mrs. Spencer was born May 2, 1907, at Lake O’ the Pines, TX.  She was a member of Life Tabernacle Church and a lifetime resident of Naples.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Spencer.  Survivors include two step-sons, Carnon Spencer of Lone Star, and Weldon Spencer of Cushing; three step-daughters, Bernice Elliott of Naples, Robbie Dell Spencer of Lake O’ The Pines, and Geraldine Daniels of Pasadena, TX; a number of step-grandchildren and many friends.  (A Row 17)

 

STALLINGS, ELMER B. (JOE)                       May 4, 1918 – February 3, 2001 

Memorial Services for Elmer B. (Joe) Stallings, 82, of Naples, were Tuesday, February 6, 2004, at the First United Methodist Church of Naples, with the Rev. Tim Edwards officiating.  Mr. Stallings was born may 4, 1918, in Smith County.  He died Saturday, February 3, 2001, in a Dallas hospital.  He was a retired lab technician at David Granberry memorial Hospital, a member of the First United Methodist Church of Naples, a member of the Belden Masonic Lodge and a veteran of World War II.  He was preceded in death by his mother and father; brothers, Cecil, Hershel and Bryant; and a sister, Bonnie Grace Stallings.  Survivors include his wife, Pauline Stallings of Naples; a son and daughter-in-law, Rodney and Jill Stallings of Carrolton, TX; a daughter and son-in-law, Paul and Tom Yost of Yantis, TX; one sister, Laura Lloyd of Tyler; and four grandchildren.  (Location Unknown)

 

TUCK, BESS R.                                                December 2, 1905 – July 23, 2000

Services for Mrs. Bess R. Tuck, 94, of Naples were held Tuesday, July 25, 2000 at Alexander Chapel with the Rev. Joe Dan Perkins officiating.  Mrs. Tuck was born Dec. 2, 1905 in Atlanta.  She died Sunday, July 23, 2000 in Texarkana.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church, a retired employee of the Naples Monitor newspaper and a longtime employee of Naples.  Survivors include one daughter-in-law, Mary Beth Tuck of Commerce; three nieces, Greta Bowers of Texarkana, Jean Jackson of Avery and Bobbie Franklin of South Texas; four nephews, George Gibson of Dallas, John Allen Gibson of Naples, Vivian Gibson of Ft. Worth and Harold Franklin of San Antonio; and a number of great, great-great, great-great-great nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Elbert H. Tuck and a son, Kenneth, two grandchildren and one great-grandson.  Pallbearers were Joe Bowers, Neil Bowers, Randy Morrow, Curtis Hancock, Robert Rabb and Jody Scarborough.  Interment was in Naples Cemetery.  (B Row 24)

 

VISSERING, FRED JR.                                 October 4, 1923 – March 16, 2000

Services for Mr. Fred Vissering, 76, of Naples were Saturday, March 18, 2000 at First United Methodist Church in Naples with the Rev. Lanny Peek and Tip Brian officiating.  Mr. Vissering was born Oct. 4, 1923 in Naples.  He died Thursday, March 16, 2000 at his home.  He was a retired employee of Lone Star Steel Co., a cattleman, member of the First United Methodist Church and a lifetime resident of Naples.  Survivors include his wife, Sue Vissering of Naples; one son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Connie Vissering of Naples; two daughters and son-in-law, Glenda and Scott West and Brenda Vissering, all of Naples; eight grandchildren, Keith, Phillip, Brandy and husband Jim White, Megan, Martin, Amelia, James and Anissa; one great-grandchild, Madison; two sisters, Betty Sue Honeyman of Omaha and Anne Anthony of Naples.  Pallbearers were Lynn Riner, Earl Orr, Jimmy Shaw, Steve Wommack, David Fulcher and Jackie Hears.  Interment was in Naples Cemetery.   ( Location Unknown)

 

WOMMACK, ALICE BODDIE           November 3, 1922 – December 19, 1997

Mrs. Alice Boddie Wommack, 75, of Longview, died Friday, December 19, 1997, in a Longview hospital.  Graveside services were at 10 am, Monday, December 22, at the Naples Cemetery with the Rev. Ed Barlow officiating.  Burial was under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Naples.  Mrs. Wommack was born November 3, 1922, in Marietta, TX.  She was a member of the Winterfield United Methodist Church, and a former resident of Marietta.  Survivors include her husband, Frank Wommack of Longview; a son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Lisa Wommack of Longview; a brother, Jack Boddie of Bryans Mill; and two grandchildren, Erin Wommack and Alexandra Wommack, both of Longview. (A Row 9)

 

WOMMACK, FRANK                                           May 28, 1921 – July 15, 1999

Services for Mr. Frank Wommack, 78, of Longview, were Saturday, July 17, 1999 at the Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Naples, with the Rev. Bill Turner officiating.  Burial was in the Naples Cemetery.  Mr. Wommack was born May 28, 1921, in Naples.  He died Thursday, July 15, at his residence in Longview.  He was a retired employee of Atlantic-Richfield Co., a member of the Winterfield United Methodist Church, a veteran of World War II, and a former resident of Naples.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Wommack.  Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Lisa Wommack of Longview; two sisters, Era Jane Ellis of Omaha, and Dorothy Padermos of Kennendale; and four grandchildren, Erin Wommack, Alexandra Wommack, Cody Gipson and Chase Gipson, all of Longview.  (A Row 9)

 

WOMMACK, Q. B.                                                 April 17, 1925 – June 1, 1995

Q. B. WOMMACK, 70, of Naples, died Thursday, June 1, at his home following a lengthy illness.  Funeral services were Saturday, June 3, 1995, at the Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Naples, with the Rev. James Day and the Rev. Bill Harty officiating.  Burial was in the Naples Cemetery (A Row 7).  Mr. Wommack was born April 17, 1925, in Marietta.  He owned and operated Wommack Oil Company at Naples, with his son, Steve.  He was a graduate of Naples High School and Texas A&M University.  He served in the Army Air Force during World War II as an aviator, was a member of the Marietta Masonic Lodge, and was a member of the Oakridge Baptist Church at Marietta.  Mr. Wommack was a member of the Naples City Council for the past 25 years and had served as mayor pro-tem during a number of those years.  He was a lifetime resident of the Naples and Marietta area.  Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Nance Wommack of Naples; one son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Beth Wommack of Naples; one grand-daughter Kaitlyn Wommack of Naples, two sisters, Mary Rogers and Punch Leeves, both of Naples; a brother, James Wommack of Douglassville; and a number of nieces and nephews.  Serving as pallbearers were his nephews, Buddy Rogers, David Franklin Leeves, Jim Wommack, Bob Wommack, Sim Burgess and Will Burgess.  Honorary pallbearers were Jim Berry, Doug Loffer, Willie James Palmore, John Miles and John Taylor, present and former City of Naples officials. (A Row 7)

 

WOMMACK, WILLIAM VICTOR       December 23, 1912 – January 20, 1999

Services for William Victor Wommack, 86, of Lafayette, LA were conducted Thursday, January 21, 1999 at the Delhomme Chapel of the Flowers.  Mr. Wommack was a native of Naples, the son of the late William Madison Wommack of Naples and the former Era Inez Henderson of Daingerfield.  He had been a resident of Lafayette since November of 1956.  He died Wednesday, Jan 20, 1999 in Lafayette.  Mr. Wommack retired in 1977 from Atlantic Richfield Co.  He was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church, International Oil Scout Association, Arc Retireee Club and a former member of Acadian Hills Golf Club.  Survivors include his wife, the former Valeria Blankenship of Lafayette; one daughter and her husband, Vickie W. and David Perry of Biloxi, MS; two sisters, Era Jane W. Ellis of Omaha and Dorothy Alice W. Padermos of Kennedale; one brother, James Frank Wommack of Longview and one grandson, Victor Scott Perry of Biloxi, MS.  He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Laverne Beasley and Annie Mae Landrum; and one brother, Ray Wommack.  Interment was Friday, Jan. 20, 1999 in the Naples Cemetery.  Honorary pallbearers wee Weber Borrell, Louis Noel, Francis Broussard, Lynn Broussard, Ronald Sarver and Buck Ballard.  Delhomme Funeral Home in Lafayette was in charge of services.  (A Row 9)

 

WOODARD, SHIRLEY M. LEWIS                 August 28, 1915 – April 15, 2005

Services for Mrs. Shirley M. Lewis Woodard , 79, of DeKalb, were Sunday, April 17, 2005, at Bates-Rolf Funeral Home with Robby Bates officiating.  Mrs. Woodard was born August 28, 1915, in Naples.  She died Friday, April 15, 2005, at her home.  She was a homemaker and a Methodist.  Survivors include her husband, Willie Woodard of DeKalb; two daughters and son-in-law, Linda Osmon of Naples and Norma and James Storie of Linden; three brothers, Ray Lewis of Chandler, AZ, Bill Lewis of Emory and Ronald Lewis of Houston; two granddaughters, Marlene Crocker of Naples and Marilyn Boney of Linden; three step-grandchildren; four great-grandsons; and five step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, George Norman Shankles, in 1969.  Interment was at Naples Cemetery.  Pallbearers included Bobbie Pugh, Randy Barrett, Junior Boney, Willie Storie, Travis Wiswall and Charles Provins. (Location Unknown)

 

WORTHAM, ZELMAK                              May 7, 1916 – October 21, 1995

ZELMA K. WORTHAM, 79, of Naples, died Saturday, October 21, 1995.  A memorial service will be conducted at 2 pm, Sunday, November 5, at the Naples Cemetery.  Mrs. Wortham was born May 7, 1916.  She was a Baptist.  Survivors include her husband, Roy Wortham, Sr., of Naples; one son and daughter-in-law, Roy and Earlene Wortham of Naples; one brother, Jim Kind of Ruston, LA; eight grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.  (Location Unknown)

 

Janette Tigert Cook

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May 16, 2008

 

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