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Ball, Vera Lynn Honea Vera Lynn Honea Ball, 76, of Omaha, died Saturday, July 19, 1997 in Kingwood.  Graveside services were held Monday, July 21 at Concord Cemetery.  Officiating was Bro. Nolan Richey.  Bates-Cooper-Robison Funeral Home was in charge  of arrangements.  Born July 24, 1920 in Hallsville, Mrs. Ball was a nurse and a member of Concord Baptist Church.  Survivors include daughter Frances Ann Hume of Evanston, IL; daughter and son-in-law Glenda Claire and Tom Butler of Kingwood; brother and sister-in-law Harold and Mary Kathryn Honea of Santa Fe, TX; sister and brother-in-law Edith Elizabeth and C. M. Hall of Santa, TX; and grandchildren Deanna Lynn Hall of Chicago and Elizabeth DeLee Buther of Kingwood.  She was preceded in death by her husband Francis Lee Ball, parents Justice Lynn Honea and Tina Johnson Honea and grandsons Byron and John Butler.
Bartunek, Almaleen Welch

BARTUNEK, ALMALEEN WELCH                                                          August 8, 1913 – August 24, 1997

Almaleen Welch Bartunek, 84, of Omaha, died Sunday, August 24, 1997, at Elmwood Nursing Home in Omaha.  Funeral services were at 2 pm, Wednesday, August 27, at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Naples, with the Rev. Janet Blackburn officiating.  Mrs. Bartunek was a retired florist, a member of the First United Methodist Church, a member of the Daughters of the Confederacy, and was a longtime resident of Omaha.  Survivors include one brother, John A Welch of Dallas; and two nephews, David Welch and Tom Welch of Dallas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Joe Bartunek.  Serving as pallbearers were Jackie Walker, Auvis Hampton, Bill Atkinson, John Kirk, David Welch and Tom Welch.  (E Row 10)

Beauchamp, Thelma Strickland

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)

Brown, Novella Richardson

BROWN, NOVELLA RICHARDSON                                                      March 22, 1924 – October 27, 1997

Novella Richardson Brown, 73, of Naples, died Monday, October 27, 1997, at Mother Frances Medical Center in Tyler.  Funeral services were at 2 pm, Thursday, October 30, at the Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Naples, with the Rev. Pleas Layne officiating.  Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery near Naples, under the direction of Alexander Funeral Service of Naples.  Mrs. Brown was born March 22, 1924, at Ore City.  She was a member of the Rocky Point Congregational Methodist Church and a lifetime resident of Naples.  Survivors include her husband, James Weldon Brown of Naples; one son, Ricky Beggs of Tucson, AZ; a daughter, Doris Beggs of Kilgore; two grandsons, Blake Beggs of McKinney, and Richard Miller of Tyler; one stepdaughter and son-in-law, Angelia and Tom Davis of McKinney; two step granddaughters, Malia and Kattie Davis of McKinney; a sister, Carrie Maude Carlile of Henderson; and a brother, L. J. Richardson, of Naples.  Serving as pallbearers were Billy Ted Hart, Jackie Traylor, J. Roy Traylor, Bill Carlile, Roger Carlile and Charles Johnson.  (NW Row 9)

Burch, Frankie Steelman

BURCH, FRANKIE STEELMAN                                                             November 14, 1930 – August 29, 1997

Frankie Steelman Burch, 66, a former resident of Omaha, died Friday, August 29, 1997, at Columbia Medical Center in Arlington.  Funeral services were at 1:30 pm, Saturday, August 30, at Moore Funeral Home Chapel in Arlington, with the Rev. Dwight Thornton and the Rev. Dwaine Higgins officiating.  Interment followed at Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington, with nephews serving as pallbearers.  Mrs. Burch was born November 14, 1930, in Omaha, and was a graduate of Omaha High School.  She was a longtime employee of Southwestern Bell Telephone Company of Dallas.  She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Burch of Arlington; her son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Evelyn Burch of Arlington; two grandsons, Ryan and Jamie Burch of Arlington; two sisters, Marlene Higgins of Naples, and Deen Horton of Mt. Pleasant; three nieces; and two nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Ethel Cook Steelman, longtime residents of the Concord Community near Omaha.

Carpenter, Wilson

CARPENTER, WILSON                                                                             March 10, 1917 – November 13, 1997

Wilson Carpenter, 80, of Naples, died Friday, November 14, 1997, at his home.  Funeral services were at 2 pm, Wednesday, at the Antioch Baptist Church in Naples, with the Rev. James E. Boyce officiating.  Burial was in the Morning Star Cemetery at Naples.  Mr. Carpenter was born March 10, 1917, in Omaha.  He was a member of the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church.  Survivors include his wife, Ella Mae Carpenter of Naples who he married November 12, 1938; a brother, Milton Carpenter of Naples; and one sister, Leverda Smith of Naples.  (Section C, L South Side)

Crossett, Margaret Stewart

CROSSETT, MARGARET STEWART                                                    July 28, 1906 – October 1, 1997

Margaret Stewart Crossett, a longtime resident of McCrory, AR, a former educator and a member of a family long active in the business and agricultural activities of Woodruff County, died Wednesday, October 1, 1997, at her residence.  She was 91 years of age and died following an extended illness.  Funeral services were conducted at 10 am, Saturday, October 4, at the graveside with the Rev. Marcia Dodd, pastor of the McCrory United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment was in the Oddfellows Cemetery in Woodruff County, under the direction of Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home of McCrory.  Mrs. Crossett was born July 28, 1906, in Naples, TX, the daughter of the late James and Dixie Whatley Stewart.  She attended schools in Naples, and continued her education at East Texas State Teachers’ College.  She moved  to Woodruff County as a young person and in earlier years was an elementary school teacher and librarian in McCrory.  She was married June 20, 1928, to Joseph Harton Crossett who was a Woodruss County landowner and associated with the Fakes Mercantile Company in McCrory.  He preceded her I death on May 28, 1979.  She was a longtime member of the McCrory United Methodist Church and the Women’s Missionary Society of the church.  Mrs. Crossett is survived by one daughter, Mary Comer of Indianapolis, IN; one sister, Mrs. Marion Leeves of Naples; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a son, Jody Crossett.  Serving as pallbearers were Joseph Crossett, Joseph H. Crossett Jr., Duane Fraser, Rudy Fraser, Larry Holleman and Jerry Smith. 

Crow, Bessie Mae Cromer

CROW, BESSIE MAE  CROMER                                                           December 28, 1910 – August 31, 1997

Bessie Mae Crow, 86, of Naples, died Sunday, August 31, 1997, at her home.  Funeral Services were at 2 pm, Tuesday, September 2, at the Rocky Branch Church of Christ with Bro. John Hooten officiating.  Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Naples.  Mrs. Crow was born December 28, 1910, at Marietta, TX.  She was a member of the Rocky Branch Church of Christ, and a lifetime resident of the Rocky Branch community.  She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Nita Beth and J. Roy Traylor of Naples, one son and daughter-in-law, Chester and Jane Crow of Shreveport, LA; four grandchildren, Chet Havenstrite of Austin, Darla Hollingsworth of Dallas, Janet E. Ragland of Naples, and Renita Jyl Wook of Pittsburg; one sister, Addie Lee Lindsey of Dallas; and eight great-grandchildren.  Serving as pallbearers were Jack Traylor, Casey Traylor, George E. Gilliam, George S. Gilliam, Willie Giles Smith and Glen Ragland.  (OS Row 21)

Cunningham, Myra Elizabeth

CUNNINGHAM, MYRA ELIZABETH                                                    March 15, 1912 – July 24, 1997

Myra Elizabeth Austin Cunningham, born March 15, 1912, in Naples, to John Henry and Lunetta Kesseler Austin, died Thursday, July 24, 1997, at Elmwood Nursing Home in Omaha.  Funeral services were at 2 pm, Friday, July 25, at the First United Methodist Church in Naples, with the Rev. Jack Cox of Lakeview, officiating.  Interment followed at the Chapelwood Cemetery at Nash, under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home, with the Rev. J. W. Poore of Texarkana, a longtime family friend, officiating.  Pallbearers were her great-nephews, Paul Hicks, Justin Vissering, Jimmy Windle, Jeff Slagle, Michael Vissering and Harry James Vissering.  She was a former member of Hardy Memorial United Methodist Church in Texarkana, and she joined the First United Methodist Church in Naples, in 1966.  Elizabeth served in several leadership positions at both churches, particularly in the United Methodist Women’s organization, and its annual bazaars.  She was a member of the Naples Garden Club, a “pink lady” with the David Granberry Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and her cooking, sewing and gardening skill were well known.  Mrs. Cunningham was preceded in death by her parents, husbands John Henderson and E. F. Cunningham, brother John H. Austin Jr., and stepson James W. Cunningham.  She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Isabelle and Clois Hicks of Naples; a niece and husband, Joan Elizabeth and Aubrey Perry of Mesquite; a nephew and wife, Kerry and Marlene Hicks; great-nieces and husbands, Karen Elizabeth and Jeff Slagle of Denison, and Kelley and Jimmy Windle of Pottsboro;  great-nephew and wife, Paul and Lana Hicks of Sulphur Springs; and five great-great-nieces and –nephews, Justin and Brittany Vissering, Jordan Slagle, and Austin and Jared Hicks.  Elizabeth is also survived by a sister-in-law, Mary Austin of Houston; stepdaughter and husband, Virginia and Ray Marter of Satellite Beach, FL; stepdaughter-in-law, Kay Cunningham of Plattsmouth, NB; four step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and many cousins and friends who love her dearly.  Memorial gifts may be given to the First United Methodist Church in Naples, or to the Hardy Memorial United Methodist Church in Texarkana.

Dunham, Alba Fay Page

DUNHAM, ALBA FAY PAGE                                                               February 18, 1930 – November 4, 1997

Fay Page Dunham, 67, of Omaha, died Tuesday, November 4, 1997.  Funeral services were at 2 pm, Thursday, November 6, at the Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Naples, with the Rev. Bill Harty officiating.  Burial was at Spring Hill Cemetery near Naples, under the direction of Alexander Funeral Service of Naples.  Mrs. Dunham was born February 18, 1930.  She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, the Soul Harbour Church, a retired beautician and a former resident of Everman, TX.  (NW Row 12)

Falls, Eugene

FALLS, EUGENE                                                                                   August 25, 1915 – November 29, 1997

Eugene Falls, 82, of Naples, died Saturday, November 29, 1997, at Titus Regional Medical Center in Mt. Pleasant following a brief illness.  Funeral services were at 2 pm, Monday, December 1, at the First United Methodist Church in Naples, with the Rev. Jack Cox, the Rev. Janet Blackburn, and Dr. Dan Darby officiating.  Burial was in the Douglassville Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Naples.  Mr. Falls was born August 25, 1915, in Bogata, TX.  He was owner and operator of Granberry Insurance Agency of Naples, a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Belden Masonic Lodge, the Naples Volunteer Fire Department where he served as treasurer for over 37 years, and was a past president of the Naples Chamber of Commerce.  He was a longtime resident of Naples.  Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Falls of Naples; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jeanne and Ray Thigpen of Omaha, and Carol and Stan Ten-Eyck of Jonestown, TX; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Charles Welborn Jones of Mt. Pleasant, Ken and Kate Falls of Naples, and Mike and Jackie falls of Texarkana; two brothers, Bill Falls of Daingerfield, and Russell Falls of Marshall, AR; five grandchildren, Kent Thigpen of Jefferson, Todd Thigpen of Pittsburg, Traci Falls Wade of Richwood, Jona Ten-Eyck of Jonestown and Dee Suydam of Texarkana; and four great-grandchildren.  Serving as pallbearers were Joe Lovelace, Randall Ranes, Ellis Shirey, Roly Tuck and Bill Watson.

Fletcher, Edward Allen

FLETCHER, EDWARD ALLEN                                                         August 6, 1916 – May 18, 1997

Edward Allen Fletcher, 80, of Omaha, died Sunday, May 18, 1997, in Mt. Pleasant.  Funeral services were at 11 am, Tuesday, May 20, at Nail-Haggard Funeral Home Chapel in Daingerfield, with the Rev. Neal Thornburgh officiating.  Burial was in the Omaha Cemetery.  Mr. Fletcher was born August 6, 1916, in Daingerfield.  He was retired from Lone Star Steel, a member of the First Baptist Church of Omaha, member of the International Order of Odd Fellows Lodge in Mt. Pleasant, and a World War II Army Veteran.  Survivors include his wife, Gladys Fletcher of Omaha; two sons, Travis Fletcher of Lewisville, and Ricahrd Fletcher of Irving; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.  (G Row 15)

Golden, Glenda Aeby

GOLDEN, GLENDA                                                                           December 9, 1948 – September 4, 1997

Glenda Aeby Golden, 48, of Hillsboro, TX, died Thursday, September 4, 1997, in a Dallas hospital.  Funeral services were at 3 pm, Sunday, September 7, at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Naples, with the Rev. G. W. Hullett officiating.  Burial was in the Omaha Cemetery.  Mrs. Golden was born December 9, 1948, in Dallas.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church at Hillsboro.  Survivors include her husband, Bobby Golden of Hillsboro; two daughters, Cindy Linker and Angie Linker of Hillsboro; three stepdaughters, Tricia Cooper of Tyler, and Bobbie Widner and Susan Byers of Huntsville; her mother, Bobbie Aeby of Mt. Pleasant; one sister and brother-in-law, Sheliah and Keith Harris of Omaha; one granddaughter, Taylor Lynn Linker of Hillsboro; and four step-grandchildren.  (K Row 7 BL 26)

Gray, Beverly Jean

GRAY, BEVERLY JEAN                                                                     June 18, 1930 – May 23, 1997

Bev Gray, 66, of Naples, died Friday, May 23, 1997, from injuries suffered in a car-train accident in Naples.  Funeral services were at 11 am, Tuesday, May 27, at Liberty Baptist Church in Naples, with the Rev. Bill Harty officiating.  Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery near Naples under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Naples.  Mrs. Gray was born June 18, 1930, in Rochester, NY.  She was a teacher and an accountant, a member of the Liberty Baptist Church of Naples, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Order of the Eastern Star.  Survivors include her husband, Carol Gray of Naples, three sons and daughters-in-law, Carl and Rosalie Gray of Little Rock; Steven and Amie Gray of San Diego; and Dave and Debbie Gray of Marshall; one daughter and son-in-law, Val and Jim Clark of Naples; one sister, Virginia Barclay of Rochester, NY; and four grandchildren.  Serving as pallbearers were James Welch, Galen Russell Jr., Ken Mixon, Lifus Clark, Frank Matthews, and Joe Dossett.  (SW Row 3)

Guess, Jackie W.

GUESS, JACKIE W                                                                               September 21, 1923 – July 6, 1997

Jackie Guess, 73, of Raleigh, NC, and formerly of Naples, died Sunday, July 6, 1997, in Smithfield, NC.  Funeral services were at 11 am, Thursday, July 10, at the First Baptist Church of Naples, with the Rev. Tommy Weems and the Rev. Trey Roberson officiating.  Burial was in the Omaha Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Naples.  Mrs. Guess was born September 21, 1923, in Johnston County, NC.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Naples, and was preceded in death by her husband, Murray A. Guess; her parents, James Thomas Wakefield and Nora Wakefield; four sisters, and two brothers.  Survivors include two daughters, Leigh Ann Myers of Camp Nelson, CA, and Kathy Coley of Raleigh, NC;  two sons, Eddie Guess of Layton, UT, and Jim Guess of Rolla, MO; three sisters, Tennie Rumsey and Lois Gary, both of Mt. Pleasant, and Tommie Jo Griffin of Texarkana; seven grandchildren; and two great grandchildren, Seth and Joshua Coley of Raleigh, NC. (J Row 4)

Hall, Minnie Bell Parker

HALL, MINNIE BELL PARKER                                                         October 10, 1906 – May 29, 1997

Mrs. Minnie Bell Hall, 90, of Omaha, died Thursday, May 29, 1997.  Funeral services were at 10:30 am, Saturday, May 31, at the Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Naples, with the Rev. Neal Thornburgh officiating.  Mrs. Hall was born October 10, 1906, was a member of the First Baptist Church, and a longtime resident of Omaha.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Thad Hall; a brother, Rade Parker; and a sister, Alyne Oberthier.  Survivors include one son and duahgter-in-law, Thad Lee and Jane Hall of Omaha; two daughters, Patricia Goolsby of Kingwood, and Betty Sue White of Beaumont; four grandchildren, Thad Louis Hall of Omaha, Kim Goolsby of  Houston, Amy Harris of Denton, and Terry Hall of Houston; four great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Lorene Davis of Omaha.  Serving as pallbearers were Thad Louis Hall, Terry Hall, Travis Harris, Odis Cline, Ronnie Thomas and J. L. Waits.  (G Row 5)

Hammonds, James D.

HAMMONDS, James D.                                                                         September 27, 1925 – October 3, 1997

J. D. Hammonds, 72, of Naples, died Friday, October 3, 1997, at Elmwood Nursing Home in Omaha, after a lengthy illness.  Funeral services were at 2 pm, Sunday, October 5, at Life Tabernacle in Naples, with the Rev. Roger Hammonds officiating, and Kerry Hicks offering the eulogy.  Burial was at Spring Hill Cemetery under the Direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Naples.  Mr. Hammonds was born September 27, 1925, at Simms, TX.  He was a retired employee of Lone Star Steel Company, and the City of Naples.  He was a longtime member of the Naples Fire Department of which he served as its chief mechanic for 34 years.  He was named “Fireman of the Year” by the department in 1963 and again in 1990.  He was a longtime resident of Naples, and a member of Life Tabernacle.  Preceding him in death is his wife, Opal, and a brother, Curtis.  He is survived by two sons, Wayne Hammonds and Danny Hammonds, both of Naples; a daughter and son-in-law, Nita and Chris McCord of Naples; two grandsons; one great-granddaughter; four sisters, Doris Jones and Helen Bradford, both of Simms, Linda Spears of Garland, and Pauline Mobley of Atwater, CA; four brothers, Travis Hammonds, George Hammonds Jr., and Henry Hammonds, all of Simms, and Billy Hammonds of Texarkana; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Windle and Thenia Kennedy of Mt. Pleasant; a special friend, Mary Richardson of Naples; and a number of nieces and nephews.  Serving as pallbearers were Johnny Alexander, Bill Hyde, Kevin Knight, David Prince, Rex Ranes and Victor Wells.  (NE Row 7)

Hampton, Ruby Lee

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)

Hanes, Lela Belle

HANES, LELA BELLE                                                                              January 9 1901 – September 24, 1997

Lela Belle Hanes, 96, of Omaha, died Wednesday, September 24, 1997, at the Elmwood Nursing Home in Omaha.  Funeral services were Friday, September 26, in Memorial Oaks Chapel in Houston, with the Rev. William Hermann officiating.  Interment was in the Memorial Oaks Mausoleum under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Naples.  Mrs. Hanes was born January 9, 1901, at Daingerfield.  She moved to Houston in 1928 and was employed with the Ledbetter Clinic as a medical secretary for 39 years.  She was a member of First Baptist Church in Omaha.  She is survived by nephews Pete Bolin of Omaha, Hilton Hall of Lexington, TX, Windell Hall of Tyler and Alvin Tittle of Hot Springs, AR; and nieces Mary Davis and Frances Burnett, both of Omaha.  Preceding Mrs. Hanes in death were her husband, James E. Hanes, and an infant son, Calvert Hanes.

Hicks, Fannie Baker

HICKS, FANNIE BAKER                                                                         June 6, 1921 – July 29, 1997

Mrs. Fannie Baker Hicks, 76, of Naples, died Tuesday, July 29, 1997, at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview.  Funeral services were at noon, Saturday, August 2, at Norris s. Curry CME Church in Naples, with the Rev. W. T. Wilkins officiating.  Burial was in the Morning Star Cemetery at Naples.  Mrs. Hicks was born June 6, 1921 in Naples.  Survivors include Debra Reeves, Connie Buford, Phyllis Mike-Strange of Dallas; Nicole Buford of Grand Prairie; Julia Miller and Will T. Cannon of Naples;  Wayne Baker of Daingerfield; and a host of family and friends.  (Sec C, L South Side)

Hillis, Josephus "Joe"

HILLIS, JOSEPHUS                                                                                 August 31, 1921 – May 20, 1997

Josephus (Joe) Hillis, 75, of Naples, died Thursday, May 20, 1997, in Paris, TX.  Funeral services were at 1 pm, Saturday, May 24, at the Williams Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Sammie D. Ivory Jr., officiating.  Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery at Omaha.  Mr. Hillis was born August 31, 1921, in Daingerfield.  He was a Lone Star Steel Company retiree, a member of the Williams Chapel Baptist Church and a veteran of World War II.  He was preceded in death by his father, mother and two brothers.  Survivors include his wife, Rosie Lee Hillis of Naples; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Joe and Delores Hillis and Alvin Hillis of Seattle, WA, and Donald and Debra Hillis of Nashua, NH; seven daughters and five sons-in-law, Katie and Pete Mitchell, Rose Goodjoint, Pinky and Lee Brooks, Gail Hillis and Charlett and Sylvester Wakefield, all of Seattle, and Helen and Roy Gilmore and Dora and Richard Dartex of Naples; two like-daughters, Sandra Badger and Mary Robertson; one sister, Birdie Williams of Naples; 26 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.  (BL Row 14)

Jones, Ella Faye Sutherland Ella Faye (Sutherland) Jones, 71 of Omaha, TX., died Sunday, April 13, 1997 at Titus Regional Medical Center in Mount Pleasant, TX.   Services are  11 a.m. Tuesday,  April 15,  at Bates-Cooper-Robison Funeral Home Chapel in Mount Pleasant with Bro. Jamie Duncan and Bro. John David Wright officiating.  Internment will follow in the Concord Cemetery.  Mrs. Jones was born Monday,  May 18, 1925 in Cookville, TX.   She was a member of the Church of Christ.  She had worked as a Licensed Vocational Nurse for 31 years.  Survivors include her husband Elbert Jones of Omaha; three sons, Robert S. Moon of Balch Springs, Richard W. Moon of Omaha, and Elbert Dwayne Jones of Texarkana; four daughters Cheryl L. Stacks of Tyler, Ginger Dennis and Fayrene Sneed both of Omaha and Virginia Rae Smith of Texarkana; 12 grand children.  Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin and Dicy (Jones) Sutherland; daughter, Barbara Colleen Moon and son, Benjamin Michael Moon. 
Jones, Frances Ora Campbell

JONES, FRANCES ORA CAMPBELL                                                 February 7, 1923 – July 23, 1997

Frances Ora Jones, 74, of Daingerfield, died Wednesday, July 23, 1997, in Longview.  Funeral services were at 2 pm, Friday, July 25, at the Nail-Haggard Funeral Home in Daingerfield, with the Rev. Richard Jones officiating.  Burial was in the Bradfield Chapel Cemetery.  Mrs. Jones was born February 7, 1923, in Hughes Springs.  She was a homemaker, and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Longview.  Survivors include her daughter, Mary Ann Seaburg of Tyler; a son, Tom Lyster of Daingerfield; a sister and brother-in-law, Donna Bell and James Collins of Daingerfield; a brother and sister-in-law, Loyd and Nellie Campbell of Marietta; 16 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  (Row 17)

Key, Carl Francis

KEY, CARL FRANCIS                                                                           August 12, 1930 – October 20, 1997

Carl F. Key, 67, of Naples, died Monday, October 20, 1997, at his residence.  Funeral services were at 2 pm, Saturday, October 25, at the Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Naples, with the Rev. Lanny Peek officiating.  Burial was in the Meadowview Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Service of Naples.  Mr. Key was born August 12, 1930, in OK.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Key.  Survivors include two sisters, Mary Jane Painter of Modesta, CA, and Carolyn Sue Storey of Mt. Enterprise, TX; a brother, Jack Key of Longview; one stepson and daughter-in-law, Charles and Dorothy Johnson of Naples; and a granddaughter, Jyl Cobb of Naples.  Serving as pallbearers were George Cato, Ken Quarles, Lanny Luttrell, Douglas Jacobs, Billy Williams, Lynn Earl Storey, Cedric Storey and Dean Skelton.  (A Row 6)

Kimmel, Fannie Pauline

KIMMEL, FANNIE PAULINE                                                                January 13, 1910 – October 12, 1997 

Pauline Kimmel, 87, of Omaha, died Sunday, October 12, 1997, at the Elmwood Nursing Home in Omaha.  Graveside services were at 2 pm, Tuesday, at the Omaha Cemetery with the Rev. Glenn Griffith officiating.  Services were under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Naples.  Mrs. Kimmel was a member of the First Baptist Church and a lifetime resident of Omaha.  Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Patsy and W. E. Rogers of Omaha; a grandson, Jimmy Rogers of Lewisville; a great-grandson, Jimmy Paul Rogers of Hurst; and two nephews, Glen Wright and Jesse Wright of Omaha.  (G Row 12)
Lackey, Clara Willmon Clara Willmon Lackey, 82, of Mt. Pleasant, died Wednesday, July 2, 1997, at Titus Regional Medical Center.  Services were held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July  4, 1997 at Bates-Cooper-Robison Chapel with Bro. Frank Stringham and Bro. Glen Knox the officiating ministers.  Interment followed in Concord Cemetery.  Mrs. Lackey was born Thursday, May 27, 1915 in Delta County, Texas, daughter of W. P. and Rhoda Leona (Tatum) Willmon.  She was a homemaker and a member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church.  She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and C. L. Morgan of Mount Pleasant; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Amanda and Kip Wright of Sulphur Springs; great grandson William Morgan Wright; two sisters-in-law, Ozella Willmon of Mount Pleasant and Audrey Tillett of Garland, brother-in-law, Willie Lackey of Dallas; several nieces and two nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Lackey in 1980.
McCoy, Aubrey William "Dock"

MCCOY, AUBREY WILLIAM (Dock)                                                  May 21, 1905 – August 18, 1997

A. W. “Dock” McCoy, 92, of Omaha, died Monday, August 18, 1997, at the Elmwood Nursing home in Omaha.  Funeral services were at 10 am, Wednesday, August 20, at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Naples, with the Rev. Andy Andrews and the Rev. Mike Young officiating.  Burial was in the Omaha Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Service of Naples.  Mr. McCoy was born May 21, 1905, in Omaha.  He was a retired carpenter, a member of the First Baptist Church, a member of the Fellowship Sunday School class, a veteran of World War II, and a lifetime resident of Omaha.  Survivors include one sister-in-law, a nephew; a number of cousins and a host of friends.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Louise DAVIS McCoy in 1993. Serving as pallbearers were Bud Joyner, Eddie Smith, Bill Thompson, Doug McEntire, Jimmy Moore and Lester Beasley.  (H Row 3)

McCollum, Wilma

MCCOLLUM, WILMA                                                                          September 18, 1917 – September 14, 1997

Wilma McCollum, 80, of Sander, CA, died Sunday, September 14, 1997, in Fresno.  Graveside services were Wednesday, September 17, at 10:30 am, at the Sanger, CA Cemetery.  Mrs. McCollum was born September 18, 1917, at Omaha, TX, the daughter of Claire and Les Derrick.  She was a member of the Southern Baptist Church.  She is survived by her husband, Clyde McCollum of Sanger; a daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Richard Crowell of Centerville, CA; grandsons, Keven Lowery and Thomas Crowell of Fresno; a granddaughter, Debbie Miguel of Sanger;  two great-grandchildren, Jessica Miguel and Christian Crowell; two brothers, Lewis Derrick and Harold Derrick; and two sisters, Beulah Goodwin and Mattie Helen Measley, all of Omaha.  Remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4191 N. Blackstone #202, Fresno, CA 93726.

McFearin, Thurman C. Thurman  C. McFearin, Sr. 88, of Mount Pleasant, died Thursday March 6, 1997 at Titus Regional Medical Center.  A grave-side service will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 8 at the Concord Cemetery in Omaha.  The Rev. Dr. Clint Davis will officiate.  Bates-Cooper-Robison Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Mr. McFearin was born Sunday, October 25, 1908 in the Gladewater Community of Titus County, Texas.  He was a retired truck operator for Southwestern Electric Power Company.  He was a member of First Baptist Church and the Disabled American Veterans.  He was a veteran of the U. S. Army.  Survivors include his wife Tula Mae Vaught McFearin of Mount Pleasant; two sons and daughters-in-law; Thurman C. Jr. and Sandra Dobson McFearin of Plano; Dan Willis and Anita Harrison McFearin of Albuquerque, N.M; daughter Ann McFearin Calvit of DeKalb; six grandchildren, Charles M. Calvit, Cathy and Walter Windle, Lee and Kathryn McFearin, Anne McFearin, Christopher McFearin, Cathryn McFearin; one great grandchild Carey Elizabeth Windle; two sisters, Daisy McFearin Groner of Memphis, TN and Jewell McFearin Peel of Atlanta, GA.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Ches and Iva Lea Newman McFearin; sister Bertha McFearin Beaty; son-in-law Charles Harrison Calvit; grandparents, Frank and Amanda Childers Newman and Louis Dolphus and Martha Franklin McFearin.  Memorials may be made to the Mount Pleasant First Baptist Church. 
McKee, Scotty Lynn

MCKEE, SCOTTY, LYNN                                                                   December 8, 1960 – August 30, 1997

Scotty Lynn McKee, 36, of Omaha, died Saturday, August 30, 1997, at Titus Regional medical Center in Mt. Pleasant.  Graveside services were at 1  pm, Saturday, September 6, at the Snow Hill Cemetery.  Mr. McKee was born Thursday, December 8, 1960, in Mt. Pleasant.  He was an aids educator for the state of TX.  Survivors include his mother, Hassie Jones Barnett of Omaha; his father, Bobby McKee Sr., of Las Vegas; his stepfather, Roy Barnett of Omaha; a sister Mrs. Guy (Annetta) Prins of Longview; brothers, Bobby Leon Cason of  Las Vegas, Roy Allen Barnett of Omaha, and Elvie Dewayne Barnett of Whitney, and a friend, Bruce Wayne Lacy of Shreveport.  (Location Unknown)

Minton, Helen M.

MINTON, HELEN M                                                                           June 15, 1927 – October 19, 1997

Helen M. Minton, 70, of Naples, died Sunday, October 19, 1997, at Elmwood Nursing Home in Omaha.  Funeral services were at 11 am, Wednesday, October 22, at the First Baptist Church in Naples, with the Rev. Trey Roberson officiating.  Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery near Naples, under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home.  Mrs. Minton was born June 15, 1927, at Crandall, TX.  She was a homemaker, a member of the First Baptist Church, and a longtime resident of Naples.  Survivors include her husband, Robert L. Minton of Naples whom she married May 30, 1941; one daughter, Patricia Mills of Belton; four sons, Robert Dewey Minton of Baton Rouge, LA, Kenneth Wendell Minton of Augusta, GA; and Russell Lee Minton of Edna; three brothers, jack Cooper of San Augustine, Buster Cooper of Dallas, and Pat Cooper of Ore City; three sisters, Louise Dodson of Ore City, and Audene Mitchell and Robin Poarch, both of Dallas; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.  Serving as pallbearers were grandsons Shane Mills, Robert Dewey Minton, Jr., Kenneth Minton, Jr., Chris Minton, Mathew Minton and Nicholas Minton. (SE Row 3)

Page, Bertha

PAGE, BERTHA                                                                                   November 29, 1904 – August 12, 1997

Bertha Page, 92, of Naples, died Thursday, August 12, 1997, at the Elmwood Nursing Home at Omaha.  Funeral services were at 2 pm, Thursday, August 14, at the Alexander Funeral home Chapel in Naples; with the Rev. Victor Elrod officiating.  Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery near Naples under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Naples.  Mrs. Page was born November 29, 1904, in Cuthand, TX.  She was a member of Life Tabernacle Church and a longtime resident of Naples.  Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Aubrey and Louise Page of Naples, and Travis and Margie Page of Texarkana; one daughter and son-in-law, Fay and Jerry Dunham of Omaha; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by husband, Willie H. Page on February 19, 1957.  Serving as pallbearers were Roy Dunham, Reese Hargrove, Andy Barron, J. W. Harrison, Johnny Harrison and Victor Moore.  (NW Row 14)

Peace, Cleo "Bo"

PEACE, CLEO (BO)                                                                           November 6, 1910 – August 11, 1997

Cleo (Bo) Peace, 86, of Omaha, died Monday, August 11, 1997, at the Titus Regional Medical Center in Mt. Pleasant.  Funeral services were at 2 pm,, Wednesday, August 13, at the Liberty Baptist Church in Naples, with the Rev. Bill Harty officiating.  Burial was in the Snow Hill Cemetery near Omaha, under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home.  Mr. Peace was born November 6, 1910, in Daingerfield.  He was a retired farmer, a member of the Liberty Baptist Church, and a lifetime resident of Morris County.  Survivors include his wife, Velma Peace of Omaha; a son, Luther Peace of Omaha; two daughters, Myrtle Morris of Naples, and Louise Carlson of Pittsburg; a brother, Perry Peace of DeKalb; a sister, Evelyn Bunner of Haynesville, LA; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  Serving as pallbearers were Tony Cobb, George Motley, Jerry Elliott, Troy Hill, Jason Finney and William Peace.  (B Row 17)

Peek, Hattie Hawkins

PEEK, HATTIE HAWKINS                                                               September 22, 1911 – July 31, 1997

Hattie Hawkins Peek, 85, of Omaha, died Thursday, July 31, 1997, at the Titus Regional Medical Center in Mt. Pleasant.  Funeral services were at 2 pm, Saturday, August 2, at the First Baptist Church of Omaha, with the Rev. Nolan Richey and the Rev. Michael Young officiating.  Burial was in the Omaha Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Naples.  Mrs. Hawkins was born September 22, 1911, in Omaha.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church and a lifetime resident of Omaha.  Preceding her in death were her husband, T. A. Peek, and a son, Caroll Max Peek.  Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Lanny and Brinda Peek of Omaha; a daughter-in-law, Luna Crocker of Marietta; a sister, Nina Sosbee of Omaha; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  Serving as pallbearers were Jerry Henderson, Jerry Pope, William Pope, Frank Clayton, Toby Cason, Steve Eaves, James Carpenter and Harold Lewis.  (G Row 14)

Pilgrim, John H.

John H. Pilgrim,  72, of Omaha, died Sunday October 26, 1997 at Titus Regional Medical Center in Mt. Pleasant.  Graveside services were at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 28, at the Concord Cemetery at Omaha, with the Rev. Nolan Richey officiating.  Services were under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Naples, and serving as pallbearers were members of the Masonic Lodge.  Mr. Pilgrim was born January 16, 1925 in Camp County.  Survivors include his wife Eloise Pilgrim of Omaha; four sons, Bill Pilgrim and Gary Pilgrim both of Pittsburgh, Johnny Pilgrim of Mustang, OK, and Larry Pilgrim of Amarillo; two sisters, Elizabeth Bullard of Pittsburgh and Kitty Cummings of Gilmer; and nine grandchildren.

Pondant, Anthony William

PONDANT, ANTHONY WILLIAM                                                November 12, 1937 – August 24, 1997

Mass for Father Anthony William Pondant, 59, of Wylie were Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 11 am at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Daingerfield.  A rosary was held Aug. 27 at Our Lady of Fatima Church and on Aug. 25 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Wylie.  Burial was in Our Lady of the Pines Cemetery in Daingerfield.  Pondant was born on Friday, Nov. 12, 1937 in Youngstown, Ohio.  He was a veteran of the Army and a priest.  He died on Sunday, Aug. 24.  Survivors include two brothers, Dominick Pondant of San Diego, CA; two sisters, Patricia Harris of Nacogdoches and Elaine Pondant of Carrollton.  (Sec A Row 5)

Ranes, Clara Gaddis

Clara Gaddis Ranes, 92, of Topock, AZ, died Tuesday, December 23, 1997, at Needles Desert Community Hospital.  Graveside services were at 10 am, Saturday, December 27, and interment was at Clark Cemetery at Lone Star, with Bro. Don White officiating and Bates-Cooper-Robison Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.  Mrs. Ranes was born in Daingerfield December 21, 1905.  She was a retired nurse and homemaker.  Survivors include a son, Curtis P. Ranes of Topock, AZ; a granddaughter, Vicki, of Reno, NV; nieces, Claudine Thomas and Gladys Ranes, both of Naples, and Eva Harbour of Mt. Pleasant; and a nephew, Leonard Ranes Belyeu of Omaha.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Sam Ranes. (B Row 21)

Russell, Roy

RUSSELL, ROY                                                                                December 9, 1906 – June 27, 1997

Roy Russell, 90, of Omaha, died Friday, June 27, at Titus Regional Medical Center in Mt. Pleasant.  Funeral services were at 2 pm, Sunday, June 29, at the Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Naples, with the Rev. Neal Thornburgh officiating.  Burial was in the Omaha Cemetery under the direction of the Alexander Funeral Home.  Mr. Russell was a retired employee of Lone Star Steel Company, a carpenter and a lifetime resident of Omaha.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church and a member of the David Elliott Masonic Lodge.  Preceding Mr. Russell in death was a son, Billy Roy Russell.  Survivors include his wife, Irma Russell of Omaha; three daughters, Patsy Walker of Omaha, Jeanette Johnson of Dallas and Freida Sparks of Daingerfield; a brother, J. T. Russell of Longview; a sister, Jimmie Blanset of FL; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.  (J Row 6)

Searcy, Bobby

SEARCY, BOBBY                                                                              January 9, 1938 – December 24, 1997

Bobbie Seacy, 59, of Omaha, died Wednesday, December 24, 1997, in Dallas.  Funeral services were at 1 pm, December 30, at the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church with the Rev. John M. Brooks officiating.  Burial was in the Reynolds Cemetery.  Ms. Searcy was born January 9, 1938, in Morris County.  She was a chef and a Baptist.  Survivors include a son, Elvin Phillip Searcy of Daingerfield; a daughter, Evelyn Searcy of Dallas; a brother, L. V. Searcy of Daingerfield; three sisters, Patsy J. Lewis of Daingerfield, Julie Searcy of Jacksonville, and Carolyn McGinnis of Houston; four grandchildren. (Location Unknown)

Simpson, James Maurice James Maurice Simpson,   83, of Naples, died Sunday, September 7, 1997 at Redbud Retreat in Naples.  Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Monday, September 8 at the Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Naples, with the Rev. Glenn Griffith and the Rev. Nolan Richey officiating.  Burial was in the Concord Cemetery at Omaha under the direction of Alexander Funeral Service of Naples.  Mr. Simpson was born January 8, 1914 in Gilmer.  He was a retired employee of Cotton Belt Railroad and a member of the First Baptist Church.  Survivors include his wife Montie Talley Simpson of Naples; one son and daughter in-law Gary and Betty Simpson of Naples; two daughters and sons-in-law, Gail and Arthur Guy Womack of Marietta and Sue and Doug Robinson of Omaha; three sisters-in-law Bobbie Lee Vickers and Annie Mae Gilstrap of Omaha, and Betty Simpson of Texarkana; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Stewart, Thomas W. "Tommy"

STEWART, THOMAS W (TOMMY)                                                August 9, 1946 – October 4, 1997

Thomas W. (Tommy) Stewart, 51, of Colorado Springs, CO, died Saturday, October 4, 1997, in Golden, CO, while on a hiking trip.  Funeral services were planned for 10 am, Saturday, October 11, at the First Congregational Church in Colorado Springs, with the Rev. Jim White officiating.  Burial was to be in the Evergreen Cemetery, under the direction of Swan-Law Funeral Directors.  Stewart was born August 9, 1946, in San Antonio to the late Louise and John H. Stewart.  He was raised by his foster parents, the late Lizzie and Fred Zimmerman.  He was a retired USAF Major, B-52 aircraft commander, T-38 flight instructor, military professor in philosophy and fine arts at the USAF Academy and a sales associate for the New England Insurance Company for the past 13 years.  He was the quarterback for the1963 Pewitt Brahmas football team, the first to ever advance to the state quarterfinals playoffs, and was a graduate of Pewitt High School.  He is survived by his wife, Susan, of Colorado Springs; two sons, Thomas Markham Stewart of Austin, TX, and George McDermith of Colorado Springs; two daughters, Michelle Christacopulos and Amanda McDermith, both of Colorado Springs; a brother, Hayden Stewart of Fouke, AR; and a sister, Martha Hullett of Mesquite, TX.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Carl Zimmerman.  Memorials may be made to the Paul H. Pewitt School Education Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 1106, Omaha, TX 75571-1106.

Thomas, Denzil

THOMAS, DENZIL                                                                            Abt 1921—November 26, 1997

Graveside services for Denzil Thomas, 76, of Bossier City, La., were at 2 pm, Friday, November 28, 1997, at Spring Hill Cemetery near Naples.  Mr. Thomas died Wednesday, November 26, in Shreveport.  He was a retired oil field worker, and was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda K . Slack.  Survivors include four daughters, Mary Gay LaMont and Husband; Dan; Betty Pearson and Husband, Dan; Betty Pearson and Husband, Fred, Janie Landry, and Jimmie Greer and husband, Thad, and five grandchildren.  (OS Row 76)

Tigert, Johnie William

TIGERT, JOHNIE WILLIAM                                                           September 18, 1901 – November 16, 1997

JOHNIE WILLIAM TIGERT, 96, of Mesquite, formerly of Daingerfield, died Sunday, November 16, 1997, in Mesquite. Funeral services were at 10:30 am, Wednesday, November 19, 1997, at the Nail-Haggard Funeral Home Chapel in Daingerfield with the Rev. Nolan Richey and The Rev. Ken Southerland officiating.  Burial was in the Center Grove Cemetery.

Mr. Tigert was born September 18, 1901, in Omaha, TX.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Daingerfield.  He served in the US Army and he was a farmer and house painter.

Mr. Tigert was preceded in death by two wives, Lucille and Alberta; six brothers and three sisters.  Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, John and Linda Tigert of Mesquite; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Louis and Bobby Hendry of Kingwood; four brothers, George Tigert of Lone Star, and Reuben Smith, George Jr Tigert and Bobby Tigert of Shreveport LA, sisters, Lucy McCollum of Naples, Ruby Ivy of Longview, Josephine Terrell of Lone Star, and Mildred Terrell of Daingerfield; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Tigert, Mary A. Mary A. Tigert, 80, of Omaha, died Saturday, April 26, 1997 at Titus Regional Medical Center in Mount Pleasant, TX.  Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Monday April 28 at the Concord Baptist Church of Omaha with the Rev. Nolan Richey officiating.  Burial was in the Concord Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Naples.  Mrs. Tigert was born November 8, 1916 in Swink, OK.  She was a member of the Swink Baptist Church and a long-time resident of the Concord Community.  She was preceded in death by her hustand, Louis Tigert, and a son-in-law Terry Hardwick.  Survivors include three daughters and one son-in-law, Ula Margaret Knight of Atlanta, TX; Jo Ann Hardwick of Flint, TX and Eva and Ricky Marlar of Omaha; two sons and daughters-in-law, Lee and Kathy Tigert of Omaha and Pal and Tammy Tigert of Bryans Mill; one brother and sister-in-law Steve and June Blair of Oklahoma City; four sisters and a brother-in-law Nancy Pendergrass of Oklahoma City, Katie Willingham of Tuscon, Ariz, Molean Martin of Valliant, OK and Horton and J. B. Boozer of DeSoto, TX; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Tomlin, Sue MacKay

TOMLIN, SUE MACKAY                                                               October 6, 1939 – November 6, 1997

Sue MacKay Tomlin, 58, of Naples, died Thursday, November 6, 1997, in a Longview hospital. 

Funeral services were at 2 pm, Saturday, November 8, at the Daingerfield Church of Christ with Norman Miller officiating.  Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery near Naples, under the direction of Nail-Haggard Funeral Home.  Mrs. Tomlin was born October 6, 1939 in Oak Park, IL.  She was a former employee of East Texas Medical Center Home Health Care in Daingerfield, and a member of the Daingerfield Church of Christ.  Survivors include her husband, Larry Tomlin of Naples; two sons and a daughter-in-law, David and Deborah MacKay of Naples, and Dan MacKay of Omaha, NE; one daughter, Kim Bradford of Kilgore; two stepdaughters and a stepson-in-law, Cheryl and Bob Rigby of SC, and Arlene Phillips of Tulsa, OK; her mother, JoAnne McNally of Palos Heights, IL; two sisters, Bibi Anne Duncan of St. Charles, and Dianne Tews of Milwaukee, WI; four grandchildren, Bubba, Kali, Zane and Annah; and two nephews, Patrick and Tim Duncan. (LOCATION UNKNOWN)

Vaughn, Obie Obie Vaughn,  94, of Omaha, died Saturday, October 18, 1997 at his residence.  Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. October 20 at the Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Naples, with Bro. Jamie Duncan and Bro. Jim Parker officiating.  Burial was in the Concord Cemetery at Omaha under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Naples.  Mr. Vaughn was born September 1, 1903 in Naples.  He was a member of the North Ridge Church of Christ and a former deacon at both the Rocky Branch Church of Christ and the Naples Church of Christ.  He was a retired carpenter and a life-time resident of Morris County.  Preceding Mr. Vaughn in death were an infant son, Charles Wendell; his wife of 56 years, Woodie Mae Crow Vaughn; two sisters Esther Vaughn and Florizel Kennedy.  Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Kathleen and Bob Critz of Dallas and Joan and Rodney Cook of Omaha; three grandchildren Debi Bulin of Douglassville, GA, Amy Cook of Dallas and Brandon Cook of Omaha; a sister Onan Pick of Waco and several nieces and nephews.  Serving as pallbearers were Willie Giles Smith, Wayne Charlton, Gene Campbell, Tim  Dale, Troy Gibbs and Glynn Gray.
Vickers, Vernon Wayne Vernon Wayne Vickers  family and friends were invited to a gathering at 1:00 p.m. January 24, in the Concord Baptist Church fellowship hall to honor the memory of Vernon Wayne Vickers who died January 11, 1998, in Brownsville, Texas, where he and Peggy, his wife of 33 years,  had spent their winters for the past several years.  Mr. Vickers was born August 22, 1928.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Gladys Beasley and Dewey T. Vickers.  He is survived by a daughter, Tonye McKinney; sons, David Vickers and Vernon Bill Vickers; grandson Kris Vickers; stepsons, Jerry Gunby and Mitch Gunby; step-grandchildren, Marcus, Chausa McCally, Amy, Krysta and Bryan; brothers, Dillon Vickers and Bill Beasley Vickers;  sisters, Corrine Womack, Shirley Hunt and Carolyn Evans; 17 nieces and nephews, numerous great-nieces and great-nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.  Vernon's ashes were scattered January 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the Gulf of Mexico.
Willeford, Henry "Butch"

WILLEFORD, HENRY “BUTCH”                                                                    May 11, 1942 – June 23, 1997

Henry (Butch) Willeford, 55, of Avinger, died Monday, June 23, at the University of Texas Health Center.  Graveside services were at 10 am, Wednesday, June 25, at the Wheatville Cemetery at Naples, with the Rev. Bill Harty officiating, and under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Naples.  Mr. Willeford was a former resident of Naples, and was a member of the Baptist Church.  He was preceded in death by his father, Gilbert Willeford on December 26, 1942.  Survivors include his mother, Ruby Willeford of Avinger; one son, Tony Benton Willeford of Dallas; five sisters, Norma Simpson of Avinger, Dorothy Rhymes of Denison, Margaret Elliott of Mt. Pleasant, Rose Welborn of Bonham and Melba Moore of Avinger; two brothers, Thomas Willeford and Danny Willeford, both of Avinger; and a number of nieces and nephews.  (Row 6)

Williams, Lola G. Terry

Lola Williams, 87, of Jenkins, died Sunday, June 29.  Funeral services were at 2 pm, Monday, June 30, at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Naples, with the Rev. Pleas Layne officiating.  Burial was in Clark Cemetery.  Mrs. Williams was a member of the South Union Baptist Church of Daingerfield, and was a lifetime resident of Jenkins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Williams; a daughter Novelle Nichols; and a son, Robert Gene Williams.  Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Nina and Billy John Hicks of Naples; a sister-in-law, Birdie Terry of Daingerfield; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.  Serving as pallbearers were Bud Davlin, Bud Hicks, Johnny Hicks, Sam Hicks, Eugene Terry and Felton Williams.  (A Row 14)

Wommack, Alice Boddie

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)

Younger, Samuel

YOUNGER, SAMUEL                                                                                         August 30, 1919 – December 5, 1997

Samuel Younger, 78, of Daingerfield, died Friday, December 5, 1997, at Titus Regional Medical Center in Mt. Pleasant.  Funeral services are Saturday, December 13, at 2 pm, at the Mt. Zion CME Church.  HE had served with the US Army. Mr. Younger was born August 30, 1919, in Daingerfield, was retired and was a member of the Mt. Zion CME Church.  He had served with the U S. Army.  Survivors include his sons, Gaylor Younger and Vincient Younger of Lone Star, Fredrick Younger, Francois Younger and James Younger of Daingerfield, Roderick Mitchell of Fresno, CA., and Anthony Mason of Mt. Pleasant; and one daughter, Brenda Mitchell of Daingerfield.  He was married to Earnesting Younger. Pallbearers are Jimmy Grant, Johnnie B. Hurndon Jr., Jerry Hurndon, A. D. Johnson, Delwin, Holloman Marshall Grant Jr., Bishop Mason and H. B. Barber Jr.  (BL Sec Row 1)

 

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