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Carpenter, Anthony E. "John"

CARPENTER, ANTHONY E                    January 20, 1941 - January 18, 1994

Anthony E. (John) Carpenter, 52, of Omaha, died Tuesday, January 18, 1994. Services were at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 20, at Concord Baptist Church near Omaha with the Rev. Glenn Griffith and the Rev. Nolan Richey officiating. Burial as in the Concord Cemetery. Mr. Carpenter was born January 20, 1941 in Omaha. He attended Concord Baptist Church and was a lifetime resident of Omaha. Survivors include two sisters and brothers-in-law, Maxine and Cecil Keene of Omaha and Pauline and Hugh Barfield of New Boston; four brothers and sisters-in-law James M. and Mary Carpenter of Naples, V. C. and Tribah Carpenter of Cookville, Charles I. and Violet Carpenter of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Floyd K. and Carol Carpenter of Omaha; eight nieces; 16 nephews and a number of cousins, friends and neighbors. Pallbearers were Dane Carpenter, Floyd Carpenter, Terris Keene, Ronnie Hicks, Kelvin Carpenter and Paul Carpenter. (Row 17 SE)

Clayton, Clyde d/o Robert Lee & Florence Lenora Cabaniss Talley; Mrs. Clyde Clayton 88, of Omaha, died Tuesday, January 11 1994.  Services were at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 13 at the Concord Baptist Church near Omaha with the Rev. Glenn Griffith and the Rev. Nolan Richey officiating.  Burial was in the Concord Cemetery.  Mrs. Clayton was born February 4, 2905 in Omaha.  She was a Baptist and a lifetime resident of Omaha.  She was preceded in death by her husband Joe T. Clayton; b. 9 October 1896, d. 18 March 1961 and a grandchild Nathan Allen Jackson.  Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law Louise and Orville Surratt of Daingerfield; three sons and daughters-in-law, Frank & Reita Clayton of Omaha, J. T. and Erma Clayton of Omaha, and Jeff and Sue Clayton of Omaha; three sisters, Bobbie Lee Vickers of Omaha, Monte Simpson of Naples and Ann Gilstrap of Omaha; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.  Pallbearers were J. L. Waits, Gary Simpson, Arthur Guy Wommack, Steve Russell, Smoky Williams and V. C. Carpenter.
Coffey, Ella Mae

COFFEY, ELLA MAE                                 November 11, 1916 Jan 23, 1994

Ella Mae Coffey, 77, of Omaha, died Sunday, Jan. 23, at Titus County Memorial Hospital in Mt. Pleasant.  Services were at 11 am Thursday, Jan. 27, at the Omaha First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Kerry Duffey officiating.  Burial was in the Bellheaven Cemetery at Omaha.  Mrs. Coffey was born Nov. 11, 1916, in Douglassville.  She was a homemaker.  Survivors include her husband, Curtis Coffey of Omaha; six children, Doyle Leonard, Maggie Sierra, Stella Evans and Maytis Black, all of Dallas, and Barbara Coffey and Marilynn Greenwood, both of Omaha; two step-daughters; 22 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.  (Left Side of Drive)

Cook, Willie Mae Lilly

COOK, WILLIE MAE LILLY                    June 14, 1920 - July 21, 1994

Willie Mae Cook, 74, of Omaha died Thursday, July 21 in Lubbock. Services were at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 24 at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Nolan Richey and the Rev. Glenn Griffith officiating.  Burial was in the Concord Cemetery near Omaha. Mrs. Cook was born June 14, 1920 in Jenkins, TX.  She was a longtime resident of Omaha and was preceded in death by her husband Cayce.  Survivors include two daughters Jean Stouffer of Garland and Sherry Cook Parisi of Lubbock; one son W. D. Miller of Daingerfield; her mother Ruth Summers of Greenville; two brothers Maurice Lilley and Bill Lilley of Daingerfield and three grandsons.  ( Willie Mae married Cayce Berns Cook on May 28, 1958. He was born November 27, 1913 and died December 8, 1960.)  (Row 33 SE)

Davis, William Guy

DAVIS, WILLIAM GUY                             July 18, 1911 February 2, 1994

William Guy Davis, 82, of Omaha, died Wednesday, February 2, 1994.  Services were at 2 pm Friday, Feb. 4, at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Naples, with the Rev. Janet Blackburn and the Rev. Nolan Richey officiating.  Burial was in the Omaha Cemetery.  Mr. Davis was born July 18, 1911, in Omaha.  He was a rancher, former commissioner, a member of the First United Methodist Church, and a lifetime resident of Omaha.  He was preceded in death by a son, William Guy Davis, Jr.  He grew up in the Concord community, where he served on the Concord Cemetery committee.  Survivors include his wife, Lorene Hall Davis of Omaha; one daughter and son-in-law, Sarah and Coy Moreland of Omaha; one grandson, Jerry Moreland of Hurst; one granddaughter, Belinda Hebbler of Plano; four great grandchildren, Ashley Moreland and Jennifer Moreland, both of Hurst, and Charles Hebbler and Caroline Hebbler, both of Plano; one brother, Obie Davis of Omaha; and one sister, Lura Walker of Omaha.  (G Row 6)

Laney, Robert Walker "Robby"

LANEY, ROBERT (ROBBY) WALKER    July 16, 1962  Dec. 1, 1994 

Robert Walker (Robby) Laney, 32, of Ft. Worth, TX, formerly of Cookville, died Thursday, December 1 at his home.  Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 3, at the Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Naples, with the Rev. Glenn Griffith officiating.  Burial was in the Concord Cemetery at Omaha.  Mr. Laney was born July 16, 1962 in Mt. Pleasant, TX.  He was an accountant for Medical Air Supply and was a Baptist.  Survivors include his parents, Virginia and Robert Laney of Cookville, one sister and brother-in-law, Ginger and Larry Sparks of Ft. Worth; and his maternal grandmother, Lena Blagg of Cookville. (S Sec  2, Lot 14 )

Lewis, Johnny Bob

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. 

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Morris, Demmie L. Parker

Demmie L. ( Parker)  Morris, 87, of Omaha, died Tuesday, May 24, 1994 at Elmwood Nursing Home in Omaha.  Services were at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 26 at Concord Baptist Church near Omaha with the Rev. Nolan Richey officiating.  Burial was in the Concord Cemetery.  Born in Habersham County Georgia,   Mrs. Morris was the daughter of Jonah and Lela (Collins) Parker and a member of the Concord Baptist Church, a member of the Omaha Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, and a lifetime resident of Omaha.  She was preceded in death by her husband Luther Morris (b. 9 April 1902, d. 11 April 1984, and a son Jack who died in March of this year.  Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law Jerry and Nancy (Hampton) Morris of Omaha; one daughter-in-law Betty Ann  (Johnson) Morris of Omaha, one brother and sister-in-law Emery and Johnnie Mae (Smith) Parker, two sisters Bessie (Parker) Callaway, and Effie (Parker) Wallace, both of Omaha; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren; preceded in death were brothers Gus Parker, Oscar Parker, sister Mary Alene Parker Boozer.

Morris, Jack

MORRIS, JACK                                              August 4, 1924 March 6, 1994

Jack Morris, 69, of Omaha, died Sunday, March 6, at Titus County Memorial Hospital in Mt. Pleasant, after a lengthy illness.  Services were at 10 am Tuesday, March 8, at Concord Baptist Church, with the Rev. Nolan Richey officiating.  Burial was in the Omaha Cemetery.  Mr. Morris was born Aug. 4, 1924, in Morris County.  He was a World War II Navy veteran, a member of the David Elliott Masonic Lodge and member of Concord Baptist Church.  He retired after 27 years as a lieutenant with the El Paso Police Department.  He was preceded in death by his father, Luther Morris.  Survivors include his wife, Betty Ann Morris of Omaha; one son and daughter-in-law, Jackie Ray and Pam Morris of Omaha; one daughter, DeAnn Frost of Omaha; his mother, Demmie Morris of Omaha; one brother, Jerry Morris of Omaha; three grandsons, Jason Ray Morris, Joe Ray Morris and Jeffery Frost, all of Omaha; one niece; two nephews, and a number of aunts and uncles.  (J-Row 3 BL10)

Richey, Billy Murry Bill Richey, 79, of Omaha, died Saturday, June 25 in Omaha.  Services were at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 26 at Concord Baptist Church, with the Rev. Glenn Griffith and the Rev. Rodney Richey officiating.  Burial was in the Concord Cemetery.  Mr. Richey was born October 16, 1914, in Omaha.  He was a member of the Concord Baptist Church and David Elliott Masonic Lodge #364.  He was a farmer, a retired millwright at Lone Star Steel Company and a lifetime resident of Omaha.  Survivors include his wife Josephine Boozer Richey of Omaha; five sons, Larry Richey of Hurst, Rodney Richey of Quitman, Donald Richey of Daingerfield, Tommy Richey of New Boston and Nolan Richey of Omaha; two daughters Janice Richey of New Boston and Sue Gattis of Omaha; 18 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister Floriene Hampton of Omaha; and a number of nieces and nephews.  Pallbearers were Glynn Gray, Ray Richey, Shalin Richey, Lance Richey, Shane Richey, Maxie Laney and Nathan West.
Stevens-Kofskey, Margaret Jean

STEVENS-KOFSKEY, MARGARET JEAN     August 7, 1945 March 4, 1994

Margaret Jean Stevens-Kofskey, 48, of Clearwater, Florida, died Friday, March 4, 1994 in Clearwater, as the result of a shooting incident during a bank robbery.  She was born August 7, 1945, at Ragland Hospital in Gilmer, and was a native of Omaha.  Funeral services will be at 10:30 am, Thursday, March 10, at the Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Naples, with the Rev. Janet Blackburn officiating.  Interment will be at the Omaha Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Naples.  Pallbearers will be Jim Brown, Morris Craig, Clay Harrison, Rex Ranes, Emmett Riner and Russell Stevens.  Survivors include her husband, James F. Kofskey of Clearwater, Florida; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Stevens of Omaha; her sister, Amelia Stevens MD, of Northampton, Mass, and a number of other relatives and friends.  Dr. Stevens-Kofskey was an accomplished musician and held a doctorate in music from Boston University.   She was a branch manager and vice president for AmSouth Bank in Clearwater, Florida.  She was an honor graduate of Pewitt High School and the University of Texas.  Memorial services were conducted in Clearwater, on Sunday, March 6.  (I-Row 3)

Thigpen, JerryAllen

THIGPEN, JERRY ALLEN                                May 18, 1946 September 7, 1994

JERRY ALLEN THIGPEN, 48, of Naples, died Wednesday, September 7, at his home of natural causes.  Funeral services were at 2 pm, Friday, September 9, 1994, at the Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Naples, with the Rev. James Hinkle and the Rev. Janet Blackburn officiating.  Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.  Mr. Thigpen was a native of the Omaha and Naples area and attended Paul H. Pewitt Schools.  He was an employee of Lone Star Steel Company and a veteran of Vietnam.  Survivors include his wife, Brenda Thigpen of Omaha; a daughter, Lisa Thigpen of Omaha; his mother, Thelma Thigpen of Naples; a sister, Barbara Meadows of Omaha; and two brothers, Kenneth Wayne Thigpen of Hughes Springs, and Michael Gene Thigpen of Naples.  Serving as pallbearers were Jimmy Meadows, Jimmy Shirey, J. Roy Traylor, Tommy Knight, Gerald Knight and Ronald Knight. (NW Row 1)

 

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