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Belyeu, Leonard Ranes

BELYEU, LEONARD RANES                                                                     August 8, 1924 – October 10, 2001

Services for Mr. Leonard R. Belyeu, 77, of Omaha were Saturday, October 13, 2001 at Alexander Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Nolan Richey and Rev. Lanny Peek officiating.  Mr. Belyeu was born August 8, 1924 in Omaha.  He died Wednesday, October 10, 2001 in Longview.  He served in the US Army during World War II where he received the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star.  He was a welder, retired from Lone Star Steel after 39 years of service and drove a school bus for Paul Pewitt ISD for 10 years and a life member of DAV.  He was a member and training union secretary at the First Baptist Church of Omaha.  He was preceded in death by one son, Jerry Lynn Belyeu, Sr.  Survivors include his wife, Mildred Belyeu of Omaha; two daughters, Carolyn Burks and husband Oscar of Omaha and Sandra K. Brown of Longview; one son, Don Belyeu and wife Brenda of Daingerfield; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Pallbearers were Joe Bowers, Johnny Joyner, Johnny Peek, Lonnie Burson Charles Kennedy and John Crane.  Interment was at Omaha Cemetery.  (K Row 6 BL 19)

Betts, Lawrence Sr.

BETTS, LAWRENCE SR.                                                                            December 4, 1927 – November 18, 2001

Services for Mr. Lawrence Betts Sr., 73, of Naples were Saturday, November 24, 2001 at Reeder-Davis Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Melvin Hancock officiating.  Mr. Betts was born December 4, 1927 in Morris County.  He died Sunday, November 18, 2001 at Titus Regional Medical Center in Mt. Pleasant.  He was employed by Lone Star Steel Company.  Survivors include his wife, Clifford Betts of Naples; three sons, Lawrence Betts Jr., Michael Betts and Darrell Betts, all of Naples; two daughters, Tracy Betts and Brenda Whetstone, both of Naples; two brothers, Wendell Betts of Hughes Springs and Colby Betts of San Antonio; 16 grandchildren and host of other relatives and friends.  Burial was at Reynolds Cemetery. (Location Unknown)

Black, Veretta Faye

BLACK, VERETTA FAYE                                                                           August 23, 1955 – May 25, 2001

Services for Miss Veretta Faye Black, 45, of Naples will be conducted today, Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at 11 am at Norris S. Curry CME Church with the Rev. Harold Wright, Jr. officiating.  Miss Black was born August 23, 1955 in Naples.  She died Friday, May 25, 2001 at her home.  She was a nurses’ aide and a member of Norris S Curry CME Church.  Survivors include her parents, Will Ella White of Naples and George D. Black of Omaha; four sons; five brothers, four sisters; two grandchildren and a number of aunts, uncles, nephews and other relatives.  Burial will be at Morning Star Cemetery.   (Location Unknown)

Blagg, Lena Walker Lena Walker Blagg, 96, of Cookville died Friday, August 3, 2001 at Titus Regional Medical Center.  Graveside services were scheduled  for 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 5 at Bates-Cooper Chapel.  Officiating was Bro. Steve Mathis.  Interment was in Concord Cemetery in Morris County.  Pallbearers  Ronny Reynolds, Jim Doss, Harold Derrick, Butch Petty and Terry Shurtleff.  Born January 23, 1905 in Mount Pleasant, Mrs. Blagg was retired as an inspector with Schrader Sewing Factory.  She was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy.  Survivors include a son, Sidney Doss of Omaha; daughter, Edith Brown of Cookville; daughter and son-in-law Virginia and Robert Laney of Cookville; two stepsons, George H. Boots Walker of Mt. Pleasant and Hoyt Walker of Amarillo; 11 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephew.  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Wanda Shurtleff, four grandchildren, one great grandchild and one brother.
Bolin, Hazel Robinson

BOLIN, HAZEL ROBINSON                                                                       December 24, 1905 – January 22, 2001

Services for Mrs. Hazel Robinson Bolin, 95, of Omaha were Thursday, January 25, 2001 at Alexander Chapel with the Reverend Neal Thornburgh officiating.  Mrs. Bolin was born December 24, 1905 in Omaha.  She died Monday, January 22, 2001 at Sun Bridge Healthcare and Rehabilitation for Omaha.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church and a longtime resident of Omaha.  She was a former resident of Houston.  Survivors include her husband, Pete M. Bolin of Omaha; one son David Bolin of Houston; one sister, Maxine Davis of Huntsville; three granddaughters; seven great-grandchildren and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her daughter, Gloria Bolin Bennett. Pallbearers were Jim Burnett, Dennis Browning, Dave Owens, Don Dorsett, Kyle Owens and Dustin Browning.  Burial was in Loving Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

Boozer, Annie Mae

BOOZER, ANNIE MAE                                                                                  January 5, 1918 – May 16, 2001

Graveside services for Mrs. Annie Mae Boozer, 83, of Houston, were Monday, May 21, 2001 at Omaha Cemetery with the Reverend Rodney Richey officiating.  Mrs. Boozer was born January 5, 1918 in Marinanna, Florida.  She died Wednesday, May 16, 2001 in Houston.  She was a member of the Omaha First Baptist Church and former resident of Omaha.  Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Louis and Carolyn Boozer of Houston; two grandsons, Mark and Kasandra Boozer and Dr. Kent and Stephanie Boozer, all of Dallas and three great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, A. L. "Budge" Boozer and a son, Richard Wayne Boozer. (H Row 3)

Brannon, Bonnie

BRANNON, BONNIE                                                                                       July 27, 1910 – September 19, 2001

Graveside services for Mrs. Bonnie Rhue Holley Brannon, 91, of Dallas, were Saturday, September 22, 2001 at Morning Star Cemetery.  Mrs. Brannon was born July 27, 1910 in Naples.  She died Wednesday, September 19, 2001 in Dallas.  She was a homemaker and a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Naples.  Survivors include a number of nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews, cousins and other relatives.  She was preceded in death by her husband.  (Location Unknown)

Bricker, Morris E.

BRICKER, MORRIS E.                                                                                   April 14, 1913 – July 2, 2001

Services for Mr. Morris E. Bricker, 88, of Ft. Worth, were Thursday, July 5, 2001 in the Drawing Room of Thompson’s Harveson & Cole Funeral Home with Dr. Billie Hanks officiating.  Mr. Bricker was born April 14, 1913 in Sonora.  He died Monday, July 2, 2004 in Ft. Worth.  He was a paint and body shop manager for The Western Company for 30 years, ranched in Sonora and the El Dorado area, was ranch foreman of the Upton Ranch in San Angelo and was a member of Ridglea Baptist Church.  Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Ann and David Gardner of Salado; granddaughters, Terri Willingham of Dallas, Merri Corbett and husband, Lee of Sewickley, PA, grandson, Loren Gardner and wife, Tanya, of Houston; two grandsons, Lane and Reid Corbett, and sister, Nee Bricker of Dublin.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Sibyl, on January 13, 1989; and his great-granddaughter, Sadie Corbett.  Interment was at Wilder Cemetery.  (A Row 15)

Campbell, Frances "Jean"

CAMPBELL, FRANCES “JEAN”                                                                   January 20, 1922 – June 14, 2001

Services for Mrs. Frances “Jean” Campbell, 79, of Daingerfield were Saturday, June 16, 2001 at Rocky Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve Wellis and Rev. James Hinkle officiating.  Mrs. Campbell was born January 20, 1922 in Daingerfield.  She died Thursday, June 14, 2001.  She was retired from the Daingerfield School District, a member of the Rocky Branch Baptist Church and a lifetime resident of Daingerfield.  Survivors include her husband, James L. Campbell of Daingerfield; two sons and daughters-in-law, James R. and Glenda Campbell of Dallas and David and Mickie Campbell of Athens; one daughter and son-in-law, Molene and Bill Tidwell of Haughton, LA; one sister, Gladys Jones of Omaha; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  (Location Unknown)

Campbell, Preston E.

CAMPBELL, PRESTON E                                                                               November 24, 1914 – December 30, 2001

Services for Mr. Preston E. Campbell, 87, of Rocky Branch were Wednesday, January 2, 2002 at Rocky Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. Cecil McLeod officiating.  Mr. Campbell was born Nov. 24, 1914 in Cass Co.  He died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001 at his home.  He was retired from Lone Star Steel, a cattleman, rancher, farmer and former deacon in the Rocky Branch Baptist Church.  Survivors include his wife, Lucille Barnard Campbell of Rocky Branch; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Wayne and Peggy Campbell of Daingerfield and Harrell Gene Campbell of Lake of the Pines; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by one daughter, Joann.  Interment was at Spring Hill Cemetery.  (NE Row 12)

Carlton, Frances Collins

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)

Carpenter, Floyd Kelly Services for Mr. Floyd Kelly Carpenter, 66, of Omaha were Friday, March 23, 2001 at Concord Baptist Church with the Reverends Nolan Richey, Glen Griffith and Glen Moore officiating.  Mr. Carpenter was born January 28, 1935 in Omaha.  He died Tuesday, March 20, 2001 in Texarkana.  He was a retired employee of Red River Army Depot, a member of the Concord Baptist Church and a lifetime resident of Omaha.   Survivors include his wife, Carol Higgins Carpenter of Omaha; two sons and daughters-in-law, Lance and Katy Carpenter of Omaha and Floyd and Vanessa Carpenter of Gilmer; four grand-children, Zachary Carpenter of Omaha, Brittany Carpenter, Christopher Carpenter and Olivia Carpenter of Gilmer; three brothers, Velta C. Carpenter of Cookville, James M. Carpenter of Naples and Charles L. Carpenter of Minneapolis, Minnesota; two sisters, Maxine Keene of Omaha and Pauline Barfield of New Boston and a number of nieces and nephew.  Interment was at Concord Cemetery.    Pallbearers were nephews James L. Carpenter, Craig Carpenter, Dane Carpenter, Clay Higgins, Thomas Higgins, Aaron Holman, Mark Knight, Ronnie Hicks and friend Norman Harwood.
Carroll, Belle Marie

CARROLL, BELLE MARIE                                                                           December 16, 1917 – October 20, 2001

Services for Mrs. Belle Marie Carroll, 83, of Daingerfield were Thursday, November 1, 2001 at Alexander Funeral Home with the Rev. James Gibbs officiating.  Mrs. Carroll was born December 16, 1917 in Bessmer, PA.  She died Monday, October 29, 2001 in Tyler.  Survivors include three daughters, Lois and Richard Myrtle of Omaha, Bonnie Carroll of Daingerfield and Bella and Larry Exum of Mt. Pleasant; one brother, Bill Sailing of Cleveland, OH; two sisters, Carol Jean Skaroski of Mims, FL and Ella Higgins of Phoenix, AZ; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  Pallbearers were Drew Nipp, Toby Myrtle, Todd Myrtle, Stacy Thomas, Richard Myrtle and Larry Exum.  Honorary pallbearers were Dustin Myrtle and Cavin Thomas.  Interment was at Omaha Cemetery.    (G Row 10)

Climer, Cynthia Gail

Services for Mrs. Cynthia Gail Climer, 48, of Marietta were Saturday, October 27, 2001 at the Nail-Haggard Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Curtis Hall officiating.  Mrs. Climer was born Sunday, October 18, 1953 in Daingerfield.  She died Thursday, October 25, 2001 at her residence in Marietta.  She was a homemaker and member of the Veal Switch Baptist Church.  Survivors include her husband, Bobby Climer; son, Tracey Climer, daughters Stacey Climer and Michelle Climer; mother, Huline Smith, all of Marietta; two brothers, Donald Lovelady of Daingerfield and Jimmy Dan Lovelady of Texarkana, sister Peggy Bolton of Dallas, and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Dana Climer.  Burial was at Clark Cemetery.  (LOCATION UNKNOWN)

Coffey, Lon

COFFEY, LON                                                                                              April 25, 1925 – May 8, 2001

Services for Mr. Lon Coffey, 76, of Sulphur Springs, were Tuesday, May 15, 2001 at Omaha First Baptist Church.  Mr. Coffey was born April 25, 1925 in Omaha.  He died Tuesday, May 8, 2001 at a Dallas hospital.  Survivors include one daughter, Gloria J. Mitchell of DeSoto; four sisters, Allie Mae Harris of Los Angeles, Emma Toney of Corcoron, CA, Eddie B. McCoy and Iwanna Warren, both of Omaha; one brother, James A. Parrish of Los Angeles; two grandchildren and one nephew.  Interment was at Bellheaven Cemetery in Omaha.  (Location Unknown)

Coffey, Senia Irvin

COFFEY, SENIA IRVIN                                                                              April 11, 1913 – October 1, 2001

Services for Mrs. Senia Coffey, 88, of Omaha were Wednesday, October 3, 2001 at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lanny Peek officiating.  Mrs. Coffey was born April 11, 1913 in Omaha.  She died Monday, October 1, 2001 in Winnsboro.  She was a Baptist.  Survivors include one son, David Coffey of Omaha; one daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Bruce Moreland of Prattville, AL; one brother, Harold Irvin of Lake Livingston; four grandchildren, Brandi and Clint Derrick of Naples, David and Melissa Coffey of Quitman, Maya Moreland and Brendon Moreland of Prattville, AL; four great-grandchildren, Deidra, Dillan, Khara and Trent.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James Coffey.  Interment was at Omaha Cemetery.   (G Row 9)

Collins, Ima Dean "Jean"

COLLINS, IMA DEAN “JEAN”                                                                 February 14, 1932 – April 20, 2001

Services for Ima Dean “Jean” Collins, 69, of Gilmer, were at 2 pm, Sunday, April 22, at Reeder-Davis Chapel in Hughes Springs with the Rev. Curtis Hall officiating.  Mrs. Collins was born February 14, 1932, in Jefferson.  She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Pittsburg, and was a homemaker.  Survivors include her husband, Bobby M. Collins of Gilmer; three sons, William Alfred Mills of Pittsburg, Robert Earl Collins of Pittsburg and Tony Dywayne Collins of Gilmer; three daughters, Barbara Ann Briggs of Pittsburg, Rhonda Elizabeth Starr of Longview, and Debra Lynn Luton of Mt. Pleasant; six brothers, Ray Gilmore of Hughes Springs, Ross Gilmore of Daingerfield, Kenneth Gilmore of Paris, Roger Dale Gilmore of Mt. Pleasant, Jack Wesley Gilmore of Hughes Springs and Bobby Joe Gilmore of McKinney; five sisters, Dorothy Jackson of Longview, Betty Horn of McKinney, Kathy Ray of Naples, Linda Malico of Daingerfield and Cheryl Brock of OK; 20 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and numberous nieces and nephews.  Interment was in Bradfield Chapel Cemetery. (Location Unknown)

Dalby, Richard Henry "Dick"

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

Davis, Maxine Robinson

DAVIS, MAXINE ROBINSON                                                                      October 24, 1910 – May 28, 2001

Services for Mrs. Maxine Robinson Davis, 90, of Omaha will be conducted today, Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at 2 pm at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Neal Thornburgh and Rev. Dale Hunt officiating.  Mrs. Davis was born October 24, 1910 in Omaha.  She died Monday, May 28, 2001 in Huntsville.  She was a retired teacher having taught 41 years, a member of the First Baptist Church of Omaha and Delta Kappa Gamma and was a lifetime resident of Omaha.  Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Ennis Hawkins of Huntsville; one brother-in-law, P. M. Bolin; two sisters-in-law, Lorene Davis and Lura Walker, all of Omaha; three grandsons and two granddaughters-in-law, Donald and Kelly Hawkins and Brian and Sandy Hawkins, all of Georgetown and David Hawkins of Houston and three great-grandsons.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Davis, and one daughter, Linda Lee Davis.  Interment will be at Omaha Cemetery.    (F Row 3)

Dodson, Mary Joyce

DODSON, MARY JOYCE                                                                               January 10, 1929 – March 12, 2001

Services for Mrs. Mary Joyce Dodson, 72, of Naples were conducted Wednesday, March 14, 2001 at 2 pm at Naples First Baptist Church with the Rev. Joe Dan Perkins officiating.  Mrs. Dodson was born January 10, 1929 in Omaha.  She died Monday, March 12, 2001 in Mt. Pleasant.  She was retired from Nortex Press, a member of the First Baptist Church of Naples, and a lifetime resident of the Naples and Omaha area.  Survivors include two sons and daughter-in-law, Mike Dodson of Naples and Mark and Danette Dodson of Greenville; five grandchildren, Shane Dodson, Jason Dodson and Cory Dodson, all of Naples, Tamara Dodson of Mt. Pleasant and Ashley Dodson of Greenville; one sister, Faye Iles of DeRitter, LA and a number of nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, W. L. “Doc” Dodson.  Interment was at Omaha Cemetery.   (H Row 2)

Dodson, W. L. "Doc"

DODSON, W. L. (Doc)                                                                                     March 20, 1925 – January 1, 2001

Services for W. L. (Doc) Dodson, 75, of Naples, were at 2 pm, Wednesday, January 3, 2001 at the First Baptist Church of Naples, with the Rev. Joe Dan Perkins officiating.  Mr. Dodson was born March 20, 1925, in Naples.  He died Monday, January 1, 2001 at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview.  He was a retired public works director for the City of Naples, a member of the First Baptist Church, a member and officer of the Naples Volunteer Fire Department for over 50 years, and served as president of the Northeast Texas Water Utilities Association.  He was a lifetime resident of Naples.  Survivors include his wife, Mary Joyce Dodson of Naples; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Mike Dodson of Naples, and Mark and Danette Dodson of Greenville; one brother, Morris Craig of Naples; three sisters, Frances Phillips of Sulphur Springs, Charlene Craig of Naples, and Iris Russell of Ft. Worth; five grandchildren, Michael Shane Dodson, Jason Dodson and Cory Dodson, all of Naples; Tamara Dodson of Mt. Pleasant, and Ashley Dodson of Greenville; and two great-grandchildren.  Serving as pallbearers were Gerald Hampton, Bobby Whetstone, John Crabtree, Jerry Hearn, Joe Dossett and Billy Crocker.  Services were under the direction of Alexander Funeral Service of Naples and interment was in the Omaha Cemetery.  (H Row 2)

Evans, Gloria Faye

EVANS, GLORIA FAYE                                                                                     July 23, 1957 – February 17, 2001

Services for Mrs. Gloria Faye Evans, 43, of Naples were Saturday, February 24, 2001 at Morning Star Baptist Church with Elder L. C. Webster officiating.  Mrs. Evans was born July 23, 1957 in Naples.  She died Saturday, February 17, 2001 in a Houston hospital.  She was cook and a member of Browns Temple CME Church.  Survivors include one son Deran Evans; one daugher Latasha Evans; her father and stepmother Tommie Lee and Linda Evans, all of Naples; three brothers and two sisters-in-law Jerry and Barbara Evans of Naples, Johnny and Elena Evans of Queen City and David Evans of Birmingham, AL; five sisters and three brothers-in-law Margaret and Kennie Webster and Cynthia and Charles Williams of Naples, Bridgette and Michael Thomas of Columbus, GA, Tina Thomas of Linden, and Tyra Evans of Omaha; special friend James Byrd of Naples and a number of other relatives. Interment was at Reynolds Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

Evans, James Charles

EVANS, JAMES CHARLES                                                                           May 25, 1943 – February 19, 2001

Services for Mr. James Charles Evans, 57, of Omaha were Saturday, February 24, 2001 at Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Daingerfield with Elder James H. Young officiating.  Mr. Evans was born May 25, 1943 in Morris Co.  He died Monday, February 19, 2001 at Titus Regional Medical Center.  He was a former employee of Allied Van Lines and a member of Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Daingerfield.  Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law James Jr. and Tammie Evans and Keith and Tabitha Evans, all of Dallas; three daughters and one son-in-law Kathy and Charles Kelley of Daingerfield, Francise Evans and Nikki Evans of Dallas; his mother Alma Young of Omaha; three brothers and two sisters-in-law Calvin R Young of Los Angeles, Victor and Semia Young of Daingerfield and Anthony and Veronica Young of Atlanta, GA; five grandchildren and host of other relatives.  Interment was at Rivers Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

Evans, Tommie C. "T. C."

EVANS, TOMMIE C (T C)                                                                             November 27, 1929 – August 5, 2001

Services for Mrs. Tommie C “T C” Evans, 71, of Naples were Saturday, August 11, 2001 at Paul Pewitt CISD Auditorium with the Rev. Sammie Ivory Jr. officiating.  Mrs. Evans was born November 27, 1929 in Omaha.  She died Sunday, August 5, 2001 at her residence.  She was a homemaker, was a member of Williams Chapel Baptist Church, a member of mission, president of the choir for 47 years, and a lifetime resident of Naples.  Survivors include her husband, Joe L. Evans of Naples; three sons, Billy Ivory of Naples, James Carlton Ivory of Omaha and Sammie Ivory of Tyler; four daughters, Carolyn Jones, Lynetta Diane Malone and Scllyr Hines Buford, all of Naples and LaTwane Saunders of Newark, DE; three sisters, Lorene Heath of Naples, Berniece Porter of Lynnwood, CA and Onnie Mae Raney of Ft. Worth; and a host of other relatives.  Interment was at Spring Hill Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

Ferrell, Basheba Neal

FERRELL, BASHEBA NEAL                                                                         June 9, 1917 – April 10, 2001

Services for B. Neal Ferrell, 83, of Omaha were Saturday, April 14, 2001 at Omaha First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bill Turner and Rev. Lanny Peek officiating.  Mr. Ferrell was born June 10, 1917 in Dallas.  He died Tuesday, April 10, 2001 in Omaha.  He was a retired accountant and a member of the First Methodist Church and David Elliott Masonic Lodge, both of Omaha.  Survivors include his wife, Betty Ferrell of Omaha; five children, Mike Ferrell of Houston, Don Ferrell of Carrollton, Jane Miles of Bivens, Ken Ferrell of Arlington and Robert Ferrell of Garland; two brothers, Kenneth Craig of Peabody, MA, and James Ferrell of Dallas; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Interment was at Omaha Cemetery.  (K Row 6 BL 25)

Fletcher, Gladys Lois

FLETCHER, GLADYS LOIS                                                                          January 1, 1919 – October 10, 2001

Services for Mrs. Gladys Lois Fletcher, 82, of Omaha were Saturday, October 13, 2001 at Nail-Haggard Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Neal Thornburgh and Rev. Lanny Peek officiating.  Mrs. Fletcher was born January 1, 1919 in Omaha.  She died Wednesday, October 10, 2001 in Irving.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Omaha, Order of the Eastern Star #997, past Worthy Matron and the Rebecca Lodge.  Survivors include two sons, Richard Fletcher and Edwin Travis Fletcher, both of Irving; one sister, Lillian McBee of Mineola; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward A. Fletcher.  Burial was at Omaha Cemetery.  (G Row 15)

Galloway, Lucille Davis Lucille Davis  Galloway, 89, of Omaha, Texas, died Saturday April 14, 2001 in Longview, Texas.  Mrs. Galloway was born December 7, 1911 in Omaha.  She was a homemaker and a member of Concord Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Irvie Galloway and one son, Colonel Randall Galloway.  Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Frank and Norma Galloway of Gilmer, Texas; one daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn Joan and Windell McCord of Brady, Texas; one brother C huck Davis of Austin; one sister Scoot Lawhon of Bayton, Texas; 14 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.  Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Concord Baptist Church with the Revs. Nolan Richey and glen Griffith officiating.  Burial will be in Concord Cemetery under direction of Alexander Funeral Home.
Galloway, Thomas Irvie Services for Mr. Thomas Irvie Galloway, 90, of Omaha were Saturday, March 17, 2001 at Concord Baptist Church with the Reverends Nolan Richey and Glen Griffith officiating.  Mr. Galloway was born January 20, 1911 in Omaha.  He died Wednesday, March 14, 2001 in Longview.  He was a retired electronics technician, a member of the Concord Baptist Church and a longtime resident of Omaha.  Survivors include his wife, Mary Lucille Galloway of Omaha; son and daughter-in-law Frank and Norma Galloway of Gilmer; daughter and son-in-law Carolyn Joan and Windell McCord of Brady; sisters Vida Wolfenburger and Faye Vickers, both of Omaha; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his son, Col. James R. Galloway.  Interment was at Concord Cemetery.
Gibson, Vivian Leo Graveside services for Mr. Vivian L. Gibson, 81, of North Richland Hills were Sunday, November 25, 2001 at Concord Cemetery with the Rev. Nolan Richey officiating.   Mr. Gibson was born May 24, 1920 in Omaha.  He died Wednesday, November 21, 2001 in Ft. Worth.  He was a veteran of World War II, a retired employee of Bell Helicopter, a member of the Smithfield Baptist Church and a longtime resident of North Richland Hills.  Survivors include his wife, Mary Anne Gibson of North Richland Hills; two step-sons, Harold Hymel and Daniel Hymel, both of New Iberia, Louisiana; one brother, George Gibson of Wylie; one aunt, Ann Gilstrap of Omaha and a number of cousins.
Green, James E. "Jim"

GREEN, JAMES E “JIM”                                                                                        March 27, 1951 – March 28, 2001

Services for Mr. James E “Jim” Green, 50, of Naples were Saturday, Mar. 31, 2001 at Liberty Baptist Church with the Rev. Hugh Gibbs officiating.  Mr. Green was born Mar. 27, 1951 in Dallas.  He died Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2001 in Mt. Pleasant.  He was an employee of Armco Transportation Co. in Hughes Springs, a member of Liberty Baptist Church, a Vietnam veteran and a longtime resident of Naples and Hughes Springs.  Survivors include his wife, Myrtle Peace Green of Naples; daughter, Tanya Griffith of Greenville; three step-daughters, Chasity Fowler of Cincinnati, OH, Reland Fowler of Texarkana and Amy Fowler of Naples; four grandchildren, his mother, Pat Roberts of New Boston; his father, Randall Green of Marietta; two brothers, Randy Green of Mt. Vernon and Larry Green of Marietta; two sisters, Charlotte Finney of Marietta and Cherrie Barrera of New Orleans, LA and a number of other relatives.  Interment was at Snow Hill Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

Harvey, Shirley Hicks

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. 

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Hodges, Ruby Marie

HODGES, RUBY MARIE                                                                                      June 24, 1913 – November 6, 2001

Services for Mrs. Ruby Marie Hodges, 88, of Omaha were Thursday, November 8, 2001 at Alexander Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Carlton Watkins and Rev. Darrell Orange officiating.  Mrs. Hodges was born June 24, 1913 in Houston.  She died Tuesday, November 6, 2001 in Omaha.  She was a member of the United Pentecostal Church, a retired dietitian and a longtime resident of Omaha.  Survivors include her husband, B. F. Hodges of Omaha; two sons and daughters-in-law, Frank and June Hodges of Omaha and Talmage and Irene Hodges of Orchard; two daughters and sons-in-law, Nina and Norman Barth of Garland and Marilyn and Leonard Hawkins of Nederland; one sister, Wanda Parenti of Las Vegas, Nevada; 40 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded indeath by a son, Joe, and a daughter, Bernice.  Pallbearers were Donald Hodges, Damon Hodges, Justin Hodges, Troy Hawkins, Robert Obennoskey, Michael Obennoskey.  Honorary pallbearers were Tony Obennoskey and Alan Obennoskey.  Interment was at Spring Hill Cemetery.  (NE Row 9)

Hoskins, Durwood "Woody" Services for Mr. Durwood (Woody) Hoskins, 72, of Rocky Branch were Monday, September 17, 2001 at Concord Baptist Church with the Reverend Nolan Richey officiating.  Mr. Hoskins was born August 20, 1929 in Port Arthur.  He died Saturday, September 15, 2001 in Mount Pleasant.  He was a retired contracts administrator for H&R Manufacturing Company from Textron, a member of Concord Baptist Church, had served in the U. S. Navy in central intelligence and had made his home in Naples for the past 10 years.  Survivors include his wife, Mary Jane Tigert Hoskins of Rocky Branch; three step-sons, Donald L. Blackburn of Valencia, CA, Michael David Blackburn of Palmdale, CA and Jeffrey Wayne Blackburn of St. Louis, MO; three brothers Art Ray Hoskins and Franklin Hoskins, both of Oakdale, LA and Leighton Hoskins of Lake Jackson; one sister, Betty Vaughn of Corsicana; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a son, Richard (Dick) Hoskins and step-daughter, Kathy Lynn Blackburn.  Interment was at Concord Cemetery.
Johnson, Bertha Mae

JOHNSON, BERTHA MAE                                                                                 March 22, 1911 – March 6, 2001

Services for Mrs. Bertha Mae Johnson, 89, of Naples, were Saturday, March 10, 2001 at Brown’s Temple Methodist Church with the Rev. A. C. Jackson officiating.  Mrs. Johnson was born March 22, 1911 in Daingerfield.  She died Tuesday, March 6, 2001.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Brown’s Temple Methodist Church, Omaha.  Survivors include three sons, Curtis Woods of Omaha and Ernest Woods and James Johnson of Mt. Pleasant; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.  Interment was at Bellheaven Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

Johnson, Irene Brown

JOHNSON, IRENE BROWN                                                                             April 17, 1917 – September 19, 2001

Services for Mrs. Irene Brown Johnson, 84, of Omaha were Saturday, September 22, 2001 at Roberson Temple COGIC with Elder Samuel Houser officiating.  Mrs. Johnson was born April 17, 1917 in Daingerfield.  She died Wednesday, September 19, 2001.  She was a member of Roberson Temple Church of God in Christ.  Survivors include four sons, Jimmy L  Brown and Harold Brown, both of Omaha, Elder Samuel Houser of Plano and Eddie Brown of McKinney; three daughters, Eddie Pearson of Omaha, Palmaire Lewis of Atlanta and Georgia L. Berry of Longview; one brother, Elder Charles Johnson of Mt. Pleasant; one sister, LeeAnnie Blankton of Mt. Pleasant; 48 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and a number of other relatives.  Interment was at Spring Hill Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

Johnson, James T. "Buddy"

JOHNSON, JAMES T. “BUDDY”                                                                     April 6, 1930 – July 26, 2001

Services for Mr. James T. “Buddy” Johnson, 71, of Omaha, were at 10:30 am, Saturday, July 28, 2001, at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Naples, with the Rev. Nolan Richey officiating.  Mr. Johnson died Thursday, July 26, 2001, in a Longview hospital following a lengthy illness.  He was born April 5, 1930, in Daingerfield, TX.  He was a retiree from Lone Star Steel Co., a member of the Naples Church of Christ, a veteran of the Korean War, a lifetime resident of Morris Co., and he was instrumental in the youth summer baseball programs of the local area for many years.  Survivors include his wife, Dot Godwin Johnson of Omaha; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Larry and Vicki Johnson of Longview, Steve and Renea Johnson of Rocky Branch, and Don Johnson of Omaha; one brother, Audie Johnson of Longview; one sister, Helen Petty of Simms; seven grandchildren, Todd, Mica, Jeff, Angie, Carey, Casey and Kenneth; and two great-grandchildren, Justin and Jonah.  Burial was in the Omaha Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Service of Naples.  (K Row 7 BL 20)

King, Herman

KING, HERMAN                                                                                                May 5, 1927 – July 1, 2001

Services for Mr. Herman King, 74, of Naples were Saturday, July 7, 2001 at Antioch Baptist Church with the Rev. James Boyce officiating.  Mr. King was born May 5, 1927 in Morris Co.  He died Sunday, July 1, 2001 in Mt. Pleasant.  He was a laborer in steel production.  Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Regina King of Atlanta, GA, Kerry and Joyce King of San Antonio; three sisters, Classie Reed, Wilma Johnson and Hazel Porter, all of Naples; special friend, Maurine White; seven grandchildren and a host of other relatives.  Interment was at Morning Star Cemetery.  (Sec A-R)

Knight, Dovie Tigert

KNIGHT, DOVIE TIGERT                                                                                August 23, 1912 – March 7, 2001

Services for Mrs. Dovie Tigert Knight, 88, of Naples were Friday, March 9, 2001 at Rocky Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Johnson officiating. Mrs. Knight was born August 23, 1912 in Titus CO. She died Wednesday, March 7, 2001 in Winnsboro, Wood CO, TX. She was a member of the Rocky Branch Missionary Baptist Church and a longtime resident of Rocky Branch. She was a loving wife, mother, friend and homemaker.  Survivors include six sons and daughters-in-law, Gerald and Dorothy Knight, Jimmy Knight and Tommy and Penny Knight, all of Naples, Ronald and Dean Knight of Daingerfield, and Charles Knight of Dallas; one daughter and son-in-law, Carol Ann and Bobby Johnson of Daingerfield; three brothers, Dale Tigert of Beaumont, Bobby Tigert of Fayetteville, NC and Norris Tigert of Mt Pleasant, TX; three sisters, Thelma Thigpen of Omaha, Allie Tosh of Mt Pleasant, TX, and Sue Gossett of Pittsburg; one aunt, Sudie Towler of Omaha; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernice.  Pallbearers were Kevin Knight, Donald Knight, Russ Knight, Mack Knight, Jeff Knight and Kris Knight.  Interment was at Springhill Cemetery, Morris CO, Naples, TX.  (NW Row 12)

Miller, Neoder

MILLER, NEODER                                                                                         January 1, 1914 – March 16, 2001

Services for Mrs. Neoder Miller, 87, of Naples will be conducted today, Wednesday, March 21, 2001 at 2 pm at Morning Star Baptist Church in Naples with the Rev. Richard K. Robinson officiating.  Mrs. Miller was born January 1, 1914 in Cass Co.  She died Friday, March 16, 2001 in Mt. Pleasant.  She was a homemaker and a member of Unionville Baptist Church, where she was a charter member.  Survivors include her husband, Daniel Miller of Naples; one sister, Vernessa Robinson of Naples; four sisters-in-law, Mary E. Mack, Julia Miller, Lula K. Taylor and Evelyn Strickland; several nephews, nieces, her church family and a host of friends.  Interment was at Morning Star Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

Mills, Jesse E.

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)

Minton, Joe Mack

MINTON, JOE MACK                                                                                    November 17, 1925 – August 17, 2001

Services for Mr. Joe Mack Minton, 75, of Naples were Sunday, August 19, 2001 at Alexander Chapel with the Rev. Bill Harty and Rev. Hugh Gibbs officiating.  Mr. Minton was born November 17, 1925 in Naples.  He died Friday, August 17, 2001 in Mt. Pleasant.   He was a retired employee of Lone Star Steel Company, having worked there 33 years, a World War II veteran having served on an aircraft carrier in the US Navy as seaman First Class from 1944-46, had also worked as a mechanic for Chester Coker Motor Company of Naples and a lifetime resident of Naples.  Survivors include his wife, Nora Minton of Naples; two daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and W. L. Wilhite of Omaha and Linda and Tim Tenbrook of Longview; one brother and sister-in-law, Benny and Mary Minton of Naples; five sisters and brothers-in-law, Maydell and R D Hawkins, Mildred and Bill Ellis, Ginny Daniel, Dorothy and Charles Johnson, all of Naples, and Louise Bond of FL, three grandchildren, Lance/Corporal Daniel Timothy Tenbrook of Ft. Worth, Robert Joseph Tenbrook and Monica Dee Tenbrook of Longview; and a number of nieces and nephews.  Pallbearers were Ronny Daniel, Noel Hawkins, Kenny Hawkins and Kevin Hawkins.  Interment was at Spring Hill Cemetery.  (SE Row 6)

Morris, R. D. Graveside services for R. D. Morris, 81, of Jefferson, Texas were Monday, June 11, 2001 at Concord  Cemetery with the Reverend Clarence Clevenger officiating.  Mr. Morris was born July 9, 1919 in Omaha.  He died Saturday, June 9, 2001.  He was retired from A&A Coating, a Baptist,  and an Army Veteran of World War II.  Survivors include his wife, Rachel Morris of Jefferson; one son Ken Morris of Ore City; one daughter, Kathryn Deaton of Salt Lake City, Utah; one sister Emma Jean Jaegar of Horatio, Arkansas; one brother Harold Morris of Hughes Springs; one daughter-in-law Kay Tyler of Longview; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Nail, Roy A.

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

Perkison, Truman Steele

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

Rainey, Priella Johnson

RAINEY, PRIELLA JOHNSON                                                                                              August 12, 1913 – April 4, 2001

Services for Mrs. Priella Johnson Rainey, 87, of Dallas were Tuesday, April 10, 2001 at Omaha First Baptist Church.  Mrs. Rainey was born August 12, 1913 in Morris County.  She died Wednesday, April 4, 2001.  She was amember of Omaha First Baptist Church where she was an usher and choir member, and Eastern Star.  She was preceded in death by three children, Mary Greer, Tommy F. Rainey and Hattie McGee.  Survivors include two daughters, Zella Young and James Ella Boyd; one son, William H. Rainey; two sisters, Bertha Evans and Dorothy Hill, all of Dallas; one brother, Edward Johnson of Omaha; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren and a  number of nieces, nephews and friends.  Interment was at Bellheaven Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

Richardson, Roy

RICHARDSON, ROY                                                                                                                  December 10, 1949 – September 23, 2001

Services for Mr. Roy Richardson, 51, of Naples will be conducted today, Wednesday, September 23, 2001 at 2 pm at Life Tabernacle Church with the Rev. Sam Bristow officiating.  Mr. Richardson was born December 10, 1949 in Naples.  He died Sunday, September 23, 2001 in Mt. Pleasant.  He was a retired employee of Lone Star Steel, a member of the Life Tabernacle Church and a lifetime resident of Naples.  Survivors include his wife, Carla Richardson; one daughter, Candy Richardson, two grandchildren, Cory and Ashleigh Richardson; his mother, Merle Cobb Richardson; one sister, Betty McCellon; one brother, Bruce Richardson; all of Naples, and a number of nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his son, Jeffery.  Pallbearers will be Marion McCellon, Tony McCellon, Jimmy White, Jeremy White, Billy Waggoner and David Conner.  Interment will be at Spring Hill Cemetery.   (SW Row 7A)

Rumsey, Lauri Alison Services for Ms. Lauri Alison Rumsey, 25, of Naples will be conducted Thursday, October 11, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at Concord Baptist Church with the Reverend Nolan  Richey officiating.  Ms. Rumsey was born November 19, 1975 in Lufkin.  She died Monday, October 8, 2001 in Naples.  She was a 1994 graduate of Kingwood High School in Kingwood, she was a customer service representative for Borden Chemical Comp in Diboll and a member of Concord Baptist Church.  Survivors include one daughter, Sara Rumsey of Gladewater; her father, Ron Rumsey of Gladewater;  mother, Kathy Rumsey of Gladewater;  grandparents, Wayne and Diane Rumsey of Naples; one brother and sister-in-law, Judd and Michelle Rumsey of Gladewater; aunts and uncles, Karen and J. T. Carlile of Lufkin, Linda and Bill Tullis of Tyler, Jerry Rumsey of Houston, Pam and Bill Kerekesh of Boise, Idaho and Mark Rumsey of Los Angeles and a host of friends.  Interment will be at Concord Cemetery at Omaha.
Sanders, Mitchell

SANDERS, MITCHELL                                                                                                            May 26, 1917 – September 14, 2001

Services for Mr. Mitchell Sanders, 84, of Naples were Saturday, September 22, 2001 at Roberson Temple COGIC with Elder Neotis Roberson officiating.  Mr. Mitchell was born May 26, 1917 in Dallas.  He died Friday, September 14, 2001 in Naples.  He was a retired railroad repairman, a member and deacon of Roberson Temple Church of God in Christ and World War II veteran.  Survivors include three nieces, Ellen Moore, Cynthia Boyce and Keaundrea Boyce, three nephews, Willie C. Lee, Kendrick Boyce and Kerry Boyce; all of Texarkana; special friend, Myrtha Johnson of Naples and a number of other relatives.  Burial was at Morning Star Cemetery.  (At Ravine)

Searcy, Phillip Elvis

SEARCY, PHILLIP ELVIS                                                                                                       September 12, 1957 – June 23, 2001

Services for Mr. Phillip Elvis Searcy, 43, of Omaha were Saturday, June 30, 2001 at Reeder-Davis Funeral Home with the Rev. J. M. Brooks officiating.  Mr. Searcy was born September 12, 1957 in Morris Co.  He died Saturday, June 23, 2001 in a Hughes Springs nursing home.  He was a farm laborer, a Baptist and an Air Force veteran.  Survivors include one son, Lequinetin Searcy; his father, Robert Thomas Stern; both of Daingerfield; five brothers, Roy Everett, Eric Everett and Thomas Everett of Dallas, Brook Stuart of Mount Pleasant and Cedric Mitchell of Lone Star; two sisters, Robin Everett and Evelyn Searcy of Dallas and a number of other relatives.  Burial was at Reynolds Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

Simon, Ralph Franklin

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)

Simpson, Montie E. Talley Montie E. Talley Simpson, 87, of Naples died Monday, April 9, 2001 in Omaha, Texas.  Mrs. Simpson was born October 4, 1913 in Omaha.  She was a member of Naples First Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice Simpson.  Survivors include 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, Texas and Sue and Doug Robison of Omaha; one sister Annie Mae Gilstrap of Omaha; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.  Services will be at 2:00 p.m. today at Concord Baptist Church with the Revs. Glen Griffith, Nolan Richey and Neal Thornburgh officiating.  Burial will be in Concord Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home.
Smith, James David "Jim" Services for James David (Jim) Smith, 76, of Mount Pleasant, were Wednesday, March 7, 2001 at Bates Cooper Chapel with the Reverends Steve Newton and Dr. Cecil McLeod officiating.  Mr. Smith was born September 27, 1924 in Omaha, the son of Marvin and Ethel Clayton Smith.  He died Monday, March 5, 2001 at his home.  He graduated from Omaha High School in 1941 and received his formal education through LaSalle Business institute and other correspondence schools.  J. D. served with the U. S. Navy in World War II, getting honorable discharged in May 1946 with the rating of SK2/C.  He married Jean Harvey on May 28, 1946.  J. D. served as cubmaster and scoutmaster of the Boy Scouts of America, served on the board of directors for the scouts, served as elder and deacon at his church in Collinsville, Indiana and Joshua.  He retired from Chickasha Cotton Oil Company as vice-president in 1990.  He ws a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Mount Pleasant, was an avid fisherman, loved bowling, country-western music and dancing.  Survivors include his wife of 54 years, 10 months and four days, Jean Smith of Mount Pleasant; one son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Jan Smith and two grandsons, Colte and Paden Smith, all of Burleson; one sister Johnnie Mae Parker of Omaha and many friends, nieces and nephews.  Interment was at Concord Cemetery.
Smith, Steve T.

SMITH, STEVE T.                                                                                                                          June 21, 1948 – April 16, 2001

Graveside services for Steve T. Smith, 52, of Simms, were at 2 pm, Thursday, April 19, 2001, at the Omaha Cemetery in Omaha, TX, with the Rev. Tracy Wilks officiating.  Mr. Smith was born June 21, 1948, in Texarkana, AR.  He died April 16, 2001, in Texarkana, TX.  He was a member of the Naples Methodist Church.  Survivors include one half-brother, Larry Smith of Plano; two aunts, Maggie Maxwell and Gladys Crudup of Simms; and a number of cousins.  (Location Unknown)

Stallings, Elmer B. "Joe"

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)

Stevens, Annie Cleora Annie Cleora Stevens, 98, of Daingerfield died Thursday, April 5, 2001 in Daingerfied.  Mrs. Stevens was born April 5, 1902, in Concord community.  She was a homemaker and a member of Concord Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband Audie James Stevens, and two sons, Billy Joe Stevens and Wendell James Stevens.  Survivors include one son and two daughters-in-law, Thomas Ray and Betty Stevens of Daingerfield and Mary Otis Stevens of Fort Worth, Texas; eight granddaughters; two grandsons; and a number of great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.  Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. today in Concord Cemetery with the Rev. Nolan Richey officiating.  Burial will be under the direction of Nail-Haggard Funeral Home.
Stringer, Barbara Lakey

STRINGER, BARBARA LAKEY                                                                                              April 29, 1920 – May 2, 2001

Services for Mrs. Barbara Lakey Stringer, 81, of Omaha were Friday, May 4, 2001 at the First Baptist Church of Omaha with the Rev. Neal Thornburgh officiating.  Mrs. Stringer was born April 29, 1920 in Port Neches.  She died Wednesday, May 2, 2001 in Omaha.  She was a retired nurse, member of the First Baptist Church and the Berean Sunday School Class and a longtime reside of Omaha.  Survivors include her husband, Elmer Stringer of Omaha; three sons, Steve Perkins of Torrance, CA, Kenneth Perkins of Midland and Terry Perkins of Bangor, MA; one brother, Larry Lakey of Omaha; one sister Ruth McLendon of Bryan and three grandchildren.  Interment was at Omaha Cemetery.  ((G Row 15)

Teeters, Sara Presley

TEETERS, SARA PRESLEY                                                                                                     October 16, 1922 – August 23, 2001

Services for Mrs. Sara Presley Teeters, 78, of Naples were Saturday, August 25, 2001 at Naples Church of Christ with the Bro. Les Johnson officiating.  Mrs. Teeters was born October 16, 1922 in Naples.  She died Thursday, August 23, 2001 in Naples.  She was a retired employee of David Granberry Memorial Hospital, a member of the Naples Church of Christ and a lifetime resident of  Naples.  Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Leon Luckey of Lucas; one granddaughter, Sara Beth Luckey of Lucas; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Novelle McEntire, Charlie Mae and Marion Fulgham and Dubie and Clayton Ingram, all of Naples; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Doug, and a son, Chuck.  Pallbearers were Al Ingram, Mick Fulgham, Gary Fulgham, Doug McEntire and Marc McEntire.  Interment was at Spring Hill Cemetery.  (NW Row 6)

Thigpen, Allen

THIGPEN, ALLEN                                                                                                                    April 12, 1924 – January 20, 2001

Services for Mr. Allen Thigpen, 76, of Naples were Monday, January 22, 2001 at Alexander Chapel with Roy Foster officiating.  Mr. Thigpen was born April 12, 1924 in Naples.  He died Saturday, January 20, 2001 at Titus Regional Medical Center in Mt. Pleasant.  He was a member of the Rocky Branch Church of Christ.  He owned and operated Thigpen Mobile Home Park in Naples, was a veteran of World War II and a lifetime resident of Morris County.  Survivors include two sisters-in-law, Bobbie Cobb of Naples and Sue Barron of Daingerfield; one brother-in-law, J. C. Traylor of Naples and a number of nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his wife Frances.  Interment was at Spring Hill Cemetery.   (NE Row 1)

Thigpen, Thelma Michels

THIGPEN, THELMA MICHELS                                                                                              June 23, 1913 – July 20, 2001

Services for Mrs. Thelma Michels Thigpen, 88, of Omaha were Sunday, July 22, 2001 at Alexander Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Lanny Peek officiating.  Mrs. Thigpen was born June 23, 1913 in Anadarko, OK.  She died Friday, July 20, 2001 in Omaha.  She was a retired restaurant owner and had owned and operated the Dairy Bar in Omaha from 1963 to 1977.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and a longtime resident of Omaha.  Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Vivian Michels of Omaha and Bill and Ouida Michels of Lone Star; one brother, Everett Williams of Strang, OK; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.  Pallbearers were Charles Barger, Jeff Clubb, Austin Womack, Sydney Kyles, Lynn Riner and Randy Teal.  Interment was at Spring Hill Cemetery.  (SE Row 6)

Tittle, Dean

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

Tobias, Willie Mae

TOBIAS, WILLIE MAE                                                                                                             September 26, 1933 – February 18, 2001

Services for Miss Willie Mae Tobias, 67, of Dallas were Friday, February 23, 2001 at Union Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Al Irvin officiating.  Miss Tobias was born September 26, 1933 in Omaha.  She died Sunday, February, 18, 2001 in a Dallas hospital.  She was a day care center worker and a member of Union Chapel Baptist Church of Omaha and Greater El Bethel Baptist Church of Dallas.  Survivors include two brothers Charles W. Buford of Dallas and Lucious George Buford of Naples; two sisters Janie Mae Jackson of Phoenix and Carolyn B. McCarter of Naples. Interment was at Paradise Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

Towler, Richard

TOWLER, RICHARD                                                                                                               January 16, 1923 – February 21, 2001

Services for Mr. Richard Towler, 78, of Naples were Friday, February 23, 2001 at Naples First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Joe Dan Perkins officiating.  Mr. Towler was born January 16, 1923 in Naples.  He died Wednesday, February 23, 2001 in Mt. Pleasant.  He was a retired master electrician from IBEW.  He was a member of the Belden Masonic Lodge where he served as worshipful master and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star where he had served as Worthy Patron.  He served in World War II as a paratrooper in the 117th airborne combat engineer’s battalion.  He saw Hostile action in the Battle of the Bulge where he was wounded and received the Purple Heart.  Among his decorations were the Presidential Unit citation with two oak leaf clusters.  He also received the European service medal, good conduct medal, combat infantryman badge along with the European Occupational metal.  He was a longtime resident of Naples.  Survivors include his wife, Merle Towler of Naples; one son Rick Towler of Lufkin; one daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Trent Whatley of Dallas; one daughter-in-law, Sondra Towler of Naples; two sisters, Frances Foster of Omaha and Emma Wright of Tyler; four grandsons, Jeff and wife Shelly Towler and Kevin Towler of Naples, Mark Towler of Lufkin and Jon Icenhower of Grapevine; two granddaughters Kristi Towler of Austin and Kristi Reeves of Rowlett and two great-granddaughters Mikah Towler of Naples and Aubrey Icenhower of Rockwall.  He was preceded in death by one son, Mike Towler.  Interment was at Omaha Cemetery.  (K Row 3 BL 25)

Turner, Onzie

TURNER, ONZIE                                                                                                                     January 3, 1945 – October 25, 2001

Services for Mr. Onzie Tuner, 56, of Daingerfield, were at 2 pm, Wednesday, October 31, 2001, at the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Daingerfield, with the Rev. B. Bailey officiating.  Mr. Turner was born Jan. 3, 1 945, in Titus Co.  He died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001 at Titus Regional Medical Center in Mt. Pleasant.  He was retired from Daingerfield-Lone Star ISD and was a member of the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jeannie Ruth Turner.  Survivors include his wife, Beverly Turner of Marshall; one son, Edward Charles Turner of Longview; four step-sons; two step-daughters; his mother, Louella Grant Turner of Omaha; four brothers, L. W.and Willie R of Omaha, Willie J of Cason, and Arthur M of Mt. Pleasant; and three sisters, Shirley A Traylor of Mt. Pleasant, Edith Osadolor of Longview, and Betty A Turner of Omaha.  Burial was in the Reynolds Cemetery in Daingerfield, under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home.  (Location Unknown)

Walker, Lura E. Davis

WALKER, LURA E DAVIS                                                                                                  May 15, 1903 – December 9, 2001

Services for Mrs. Lura Davis Walker, 98, of Omaha were Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at Alexander Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Nolan Richey officiating.  Mrs. Walker was born May 15, 1903 in Omaha.  She died Sunday, December 9, 2001 in Mt. Pleasant.  She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Omaha and a longtime resident of Omaha. Survivors include one sister-jn-law, Lorene Davis of Omaha; two nieces, Sarah Moreland of Omaha and Kay Hawkins of Huntsville and a number of great and great-great nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Walker and three brothers, Guy, Carl and Obie Davis.  Pallbearers were J. L. Waits, Thad Lee Hall, Toby Culver, Ray Thigpen, Johnny Joyner and Bud Joyner. Interment was at Concord Cemetery. (Row 1 NW)

Warren, Brandon

WARREN, BRANDON                                                                                                        November 25, 1987 – June 8, 2001

Services for Mr. Brandon Warren, 13, of Daingerfield were Tuesday, June 12, 2001 at Morning Star Baptist Church with the Rev. Johnny King officiating.  Mr. Warren was born November 25, 1987 in Naples.  He died Friday, June 8, 2001 in Daingerfield.  He was a student at Daingerfield School and a Baptist.   Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Delondra and barry Whetstone of Daingerfield; his father, Rickey Hill of Dallas; seven sisters, Erica Warren, Kameshia Warren of Daingerfield and Tanyana Warren, Kameshia Warren, Shemelia Warren, Mia Hill and Shatia Hill of Dallas; two brothers, Kenronta Warren and Rickey Hill, Jr. of Dallas; his grandparents, Hazel Evans of Dallas and Ida Hill of Naples; and a number of other relatives.  Interment was at Morning Star Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

Wellborn, Audra Services for Mrs. Audra Wellborn, 88, of Omaha were Tuesday, March 20, 2001 at Concord Baptist Church with the Reverend Nolan Richey officiating.  Mrs. Wellborn was born July 17, 1912 in Commerce.  She died Sunday, March 18, 2001 in Mount Pleasant.  She was a member of Concord Baptist Church, a former employee of Sears and a longtime resident of Omaha.  Survivors include a number of brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.  Memorials may be made to the Concord Baptist Church building fund.  Interment was at Concord Cemetery.
Wilkerson, Ermaline Byrd

WILKERSON, ERMALINE BYRD                                                                                  October 12, 1925 – August 12, 2001

Services for Mrs. Ermaline Byrd Wilkerson,  75, of Naples were Saturday, August 18, 2001 at Williams Chapel Baptist Church.  Mrs. Wilkerson was born October 12, 1925 to the late Mike Byrd and Codella Williams Byrd in Morris County.  She died Sunday, August 12, 2001.  She united with Williams Chapel Baptist Church at an early age and attended George Washington Carver in Naples.  Survivors include eleven children, Mike Byrd, Larry Byrd, Jimmie Byrd, Tobie Byrd and Zebbie D. Heath, all of Naples, Mary Turner of Pasco, WA, Dorothy Tyler, Milton Wilkerson, Randy Wilkerson and Sammie Wilkerson, all of Dallas, Billie Wilkerson of Longview; special friend, Ell Willa Cobbins; 21 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her father, mother, three sisters and two brothers.  Interment was at Spring Hill Cemetery.  (BL Sec Row ? )

Williams, Chloie Story Chloie Story Williams 91, of Mount Pleasant died Saturday morning, June 9, 2001 at East Texas Medical Center in Pittsburg, Texas.  Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 11 at Bates-Cooper Funeral Home Chapel.  Larry Bilbo and Bob Arnold officiated.  Internment was in Concord Cemetery near Omaha.  Pallbearers were Rick Harris, Billy Ayers,  Doyce Martin, Troy Gibbs, Burton Neugent and James Johnson.  Honorary pallbearers were Weldon Miller, M. J. Barnard, Clayton Bellamy and O. L. Copeland.  Chloie Williams was born February 28, 1910 in Cookville, the daughter of Lula Wall Story and Charlie S. Story.
Wise, Charles J.

WISE, DR. CHARLES J.                                                                                                 April 8, 1913 – August 13, 2001

Dr. Charles J. Wise, 88, of Naples, died Monday, August 13, 2001 in Mount Pleasant.  Mr. Wise was born April 8, 1913 in Jefferson.  He was a retired physician in Naples, where he served as a doctor from 1948 until 1982.  He was instrumental in the opening of the David Granbury Memorial Hospital and the East Texas Clinic in Naples.  He was a member of the Episcopal Church and a charter member of the Paul Pewitt School Board.  It was a special day for Dr. Wise on Saturday, July 30, 1994, when Naples honored him as the grand marshal for the annual Naples Watermelon Festival parade.  He obtained his bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University I Baton Rouge, and earned his M.D. from LSU Medical Center in New Orleans.  After an internship at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, he served three residency stints at E. A. Conway, Huey P. Long and Independence Hospitals, and was then assigned as medical director of the Louisiana State Penal System.  In 1948, he was employed by Doctors Good, Parsons and Jones to open the David Granberry Memorial Hospital at Naples, with Dr. James S. Leeves, Bess Poer Jones and Verba Bradford Heath.  He continued his medical practice at the hospital and East Texas Clinic until his retirement in the early 1980s.  Survivors include his wife, Ann B. Wise of Naples; three sons, Doug Wise of Austin, Tom Wise of Midlothian and Tim Wise of Liverpool, England; three daughters, Betty Grace Wise Grames of Houston, Mary Margaret Harvey and Susan Wise of Jefferson; two stepsons, David Fulcher of Naples and Gordon Ray Fulcher of Sulphur Springs; one stepdaughter, Kay Fulcher Carter of San Antonio; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Olive and a son, Richard.

 

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