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Barber, Marshall

BARBER, MARSHALL                                                                                July 22, 1930 – March 30, 2005

Services for Mr. Marshall Barber, 74, of Omaha, were Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Daingerfield with the Rev. Bertrain Bailey officiating.  Mr. Barber was born July 22, 1930, in Morris County.  He died Thursday, March 24, 2005, in Mt. Pleasant.  He was a retired employee of Red River Army Depot.  Survivors include his wife, Vivian McCuin Barber of Omaha; two adoptive sons, Eddie Searcy and Jonathan McCuin Barber, both of Omaha; four step-children, Ida Matson of Mt. Pleasant, Donald McCuin of Houston, Patricia McCuin of Killeen and Travis McCuin of Omaha; three sisters, Annie Jones of Dallas, Ossie Pollard of Pomona, CA and Mary James of Pittsburg; two brothers, Hurndon Barber and Willie D Barber, both of Omaha; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives.  Interment was at Reynolds Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

Bass, Betty Ruth

Services for MRS. BETTY RUTH BASS, 75, of Daingerfield, will be conducted today, Thursday, March 17, 2005, at 2 pm at South Union Missionary Baptist Church in Daingerfield with Dr. Neal Clark and Dr. Elvin Crocker officiating.  Mrs. Bass was born April 15, 1929, in Morris County.  She died Monday, March 14, 2005, in Longview.  She was a member of South Union Missionary Baptist Church where she served as the children’s Sunday School superintendent, church pianist and organist.  She taught private piano lessons in her home and at Lone Star Elementary School, was a member of Lone Star Eastern Star and retired employee of SWEPCO.  Survivors include her husband, Rex Bass of Daingerfield; two daughters, Aleeda Ruth Barton and Greta Smith, both of Longview; four grandchildren; one brother, Leahmon Lee of Longview; one sister, Joyce Farris of Lone Star.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Heartsway Hospice, 1306 Pine Tree Road, Longview, Texas 75604.  Interment will be at Clark Cemetery in Daingerfield. (LOCATION UNKNOWN)

Bryant, W. C. "Dub"

BRYANT, W. C. “DUB”                                                                           January 12, 1946 – February 9, 2005

Services for Mr. W. C. “Dub” Bryant, 59, of Omaha, were Monday, Feb.14, 2005, at the Mt. Zion CME Church in Daingerfield, with the Rev. Jane M Nickleberry officiating.  Mr. Bryant was born Jan. 12, 1946, in Daingerfield.  He died Feb. 9, 2005, in a Paris, TX, hospital.  He was retired from Lone Star Steel Co. and was a veteran of the US Air Force.  Survivors include his wife, Doris Bryant of Omaha; two sons, William Jr. Bryant and Patrick Bryant of Killeen, TX; four daughters, Sandra Hopkins and Leslie Denmon of Dallas, Niakesha Douglas of Lone Star, and Danielle Bryant of Omaha; one sister, Jean mason of Daingerfield; eight grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.  Burial was in Whitmore Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

Buford, James Earl

BUFORD, JAMES EARL                                                                         March 4, 1947 – May 5, 2005

Services for Mr. James Earl Buford, 58, of Naples, were Monday, May 9, 2005, at Williams Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Don A. Hill officiating.  Mr. Buford was born Mar. 4, 1947, in Marietta.  He died Thursday, May 5, 2005, in Mt. Pleasant.  He was retired from Red River Army Depot and a Vietnam veteran.  Survivors include his wife, Sally Buford of Naples; three sons, Marcus Hines of Wylie, Corey L. Hines and Arlander Buford, both of Naples; one daughter, Twanna Buford of Austin; his father, Lonnie Buford of Naples; one brother, Lloyd Buford of Naples; two sisters, Deborah Geneva Barbour of Naples and Nancy Buford of Longview; eight grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.  Interment was at Spring Hill Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

Calhoun, Imogene

CALHOUN, IMOGENE                                                                            January 23, 1927 – September 15, 2005

Services for Mrs. Imogene Calhoun, 78, of Many, LA, were Monday, September 19, 2005, at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Blackeney officiating.  Mrs. Calhoun was born January 23, 1927, in Delight, AR.  She died Thursday, September 15, 2005, in Many, LA.  She was a retired florist, member of the Baptist Church, American Business Women’s Association and a former resident of DeKalb.  Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Ray and Sharman Calhoun of Houston and Rodney and Janet Calhoun of Mobile, AL; six grandchildren, Kira, Tristan, Brittany, Brandon, Stacey and Cheryl; two sisters, Icilus Holloman and Renamay.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth R. Calhoun in 1993; and two brothers, Clarence Steed and Tommy Steed.  Interment was at Omaha Cemetery.  (G Row7)

Cannon, Harris

CANNON, HARRIS                                                                                 March 1, 1937 – June 13, 2005

Services for Mr. Harris Cannon, 68, of Omaha, were Saturday, June 18, 2005, at Reeder-Davis Chapel with the Rev. J. N. Rochelle officiating.  Mr. Cannon was born March 1, 1937, in Cass County.  He died Monday, June 13, 2005 in Pittsburg.  Survivors include one son, Melvin Cannon of Conroe; one daughter, Ruby Lawton of Dallas; three sisters, Edwina C. Scales of Oxnard, CA, Jimmie Payne of Naples and Mary Ellen Maxwell of Winnetka, CA; three brothers, Will T. Cannon of Dallas, Waylon Cannon of Fontana, CA, and Alfred Cannon of Omaha; and a host of other relatives.  He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Susie Cannon; seven sisters; and four brothers.  Interment was at Morning Star Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

Carver, Howard

CARVER, HOWARD                                                                                July 18, 1933 – April 9, 2005

Services for Mr. Howard Carver, 71, of Omaha, were Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at First United Methodist Church in Naples with the Rev. Tim Edwards and Rev. Jack Cox officiating. Mr. Carver was born July 18, 1933, in Foreman, AR.  He died Saturday, April 9, 2005, in Bryan.  He attended Southern State University in Magnolia, AR, and East Texas State University at Commerce.  He was a retired coach, principal and superintendent at Paul Pewitt Schools, having served at Pewitt from 1961 to 1991.  He had coached in DeQueen and Foreman, AR.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Naples and the Belden Masonic Lodge.  Survivors include his wife, Martha Carver of Omaha; three sons and daughters-in-law, John Robert and Laticia Carver of Marietta, Wes and Janelle Carver of Bryan and Joe and Sharon Carver of Bryan; two brothers, Joe B. Carver of Horn Lake MS and Jimmy D Carver of West Chester OH; three sisters, Johnnie Estes of Ashdown, Jean Severns of Rockwell and Jane Bock of Clear Lake; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.  Interment was at Spring Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers included Jimmy Harvey, Lanny Peek, Mike Smith, James Pates, Ernest Paul Pewitt, Danny Munkres, Tip Brian and Rex Ranes. (NE Row 5)

Climer, Bobby Dale

Services for MR. BOBBY DALE CLIMER, 52, of Marietta, were Friday, April 1, 2005, at Nail-Haggard Chapel with the Rev. Curtis Hall officiating.  Mr. Climer was born October 20, 1952, in Aubrey, AR.  He died Tuesday, March 29, 2005 in Tyler.  Survivors include one son, Tracey Climer of Marietta; two daughters, Stacey Climer and Michelle Climer, both of Marietta; his fiancée and her daughter, Gay Morrison and Jessica Morrison, both of Marietta; four brothers, Wesley Climer of Brinkley, AR, Herchel Climer of Sanatobia, MS, Jerry Climer of Irvin, Rickey  Climer of Emory; four sisters, Tina Parker of Canton, Bonnie Joyner of Mt. Vernon, Dianna O’Dell of Ossulatomie, KS, and Brenda Norvell of Murchison; and two grandchildren.  He was superintendent of utilities for the City of Marietta.  He was preceded inn death by his parents, Rufus and Ruby Foster Climer; his wife, Cynthia; and daughter, Dana Climer.  Interment was at Clark Cemetery.  (LOCATION UNKNOWN)

Coker, Chester Milton

COKER, CHESTER MILTON                                                               January 11, 1925 – November 6, 2005

Services for Mr. Chester Milton Coker, 80, of Naples, were to be conducted Thursday, November 10, 2005, at 2:30 pm, at First Baptist Church in Naples with the Rev. Barry Brown and the Rev. William Coker officiating.  Mr. Coker was born January 11, 1925, in Naples.  He died Sunday, November 6, 2005, at Titus Regional Medical Center in Mt. Pleasant, following a massive heart attack.  He was a graduate of Naples High School and Southern Methodist University.  He was the former president of Bowie County Savings & Loan and First State Bank of Bishop, a former owner of Coker Ford Agency in Naples, a member of the First Baptist Church where he served as a Sunday School Teacher, a 50-year member of Belden Masonic Lodge of Naples, and a lifetime resident of Naples.  Mr. Coker had a lifelong passion for learning.  One could not visit with him for long that he wouldn’t bring up some new topic that he was exploring, or ask questions about some endeavor in which that person was involved.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Lee and Chester E. Coker.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who will be missed by family and friends.  Survivors include his wife, Chris Coker of Naples; two sons and daughters-in-law, Chester C. and Cynthia Coker of Corpus Christi, and Milton E. and Kelly Coker of Longview; one daughter and son-in-law, D. Lea and David Haywood of Dallas; one brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Blanche Coker of Pittsburg; one sister and brother-in-law, Paulette and Charles Coker of Naples; seven grandchildren, Jason Coker of Longview, Ehren Coker of Austin, K. C. Coker of San Francisco, Arielle Coker of Corpus Christi, Ashley, Jackie and April Adkins of Longview, and one great-grandchild, Kaleb Coker.  Interment was to be in Wilder Cemetery in Naples, under the direction of Alexander Funeral Service of Naples.  (Location Unknown)

Dalby, Oletta Hampton

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

Davis, Mary Bolin

DAVIS, MARY BOLIN                                                                             February 17, 1910 – December 23, 2005

Services for Mrs. Mary Bolin Davis, 95, of Omaha, were Saturday, December 24, at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Naples, with the Rev. Keith Lauder officiating.  Mrs. Davis was born February 17, 1910, in Omaha.  She died December 23, 2005, in Omaha.  She was a homemaker, a member of the First Baptist Church and a former resident of Houston.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Davis, her parents, one sister, two brothers, three nephews and one niece.  Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Frankie Chaloupka/Dorsett and Don Dorsett of Georgetown, TX; one sister, Frances Burnett of Omaha; one brother, Peter M. Bolin of Omaha; grandsons, Paul R. Wiley of Houston and W. A. “Bud” and Leighann Chaloupka of Austin; great-grandchildren, Lindsay and Jodie Chaloupka of Austin; a nephew and wife, Jim and Vickie Burnett of Pearland, TX; nieces and husband, Linda and John Marsh of Georgetown, and Anne Underwood of Dallas.  Interment was in Loving Cemetery at Omaha, under the direction of Alexander Funeral Service of Naples.  (Location Unknown)

Dixon, Anthony

DIXON, ANTHONY                                                                                  November 11, 1962 – September 5, 2005

Services for Mr. Anthony Dixon, 42, of Omaha, will be conducted Saturday, September 10, 2005, at 11 am, at Omaha First Baptist Church with the Rev. W. Germon officiating.  Mr. Dixon was born November 9, 1962, in Omaha.  He died Monday, September 5, 2005, at his home.  He attended Paul H. Pewitt Schools and was a Baptist.  Survivors include his wife, Mildred Dixon; his mother, Maxine Dixon; one son, Regdreon Neal; four daughters, Tamico Perry, Brittenay Rowe, LaBraya Rogers and Brandace Rogers; three brothers, Benny Whetstone, Jerry Dixon and Kenneth Whetstone; four sisters, Joetta Dixon, Kimberley Adams, Bonnie K. Hannah and Melinda Neal; and one grandchild.  He was preceded in death by his father, Joe D. Dixon; sister, Shevon Hollins; and sister-in-law, Brenda Whetstone.  Interment will be at Bellheaven Cemetery in Omaha.  (Location Unknown)

Ellis, Maydelle Wright

ELLIS, MAYDELLE WRIGHT                                                                 April 28, 1916 – February 21, 2005

Services for Mrs. Maydelle Wright Ellis, 88, of Bastrop, formerly of Omaha, will be conducted Friday, February 25, 2005, at 10 am, at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James Cheatham officiating.  Mrs. Ellis was born April 28, 1916, in Omaha.  She died Monday, February 21, 2005, in Smithville.  She was a retired school teacher, member of the First Baptist Church of Omaha, Delta Kappa Gamma and a former resident of Omaha.  Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Wanda and G. T. Vickers of Bastrop; three grandchildren, Tresa Rogers of Cypress, Anthony Moore of Sugar Land and Todd Moore of Kay; and four great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Ellis.  Interment will be at Omaha Cemetery.  (K Row 6 BL22)

Fields, Wilma Harvey Ward Wilma (Harvey) Ward Fields, born August 31, 1924 in Horatio, Arkansas to William S. (Boss) and Pearlene Harvey; died  August 29, 2005 at home in Hughes Springs, TX .  She had Lou Gehrig’s disease.  Mrs. Fields was buried Wednesday August 31, 2005.  Interment was at Concord Cemetery.   She worked several years at Town East in Dallas; also for the nursery for the First Baptist Church in Wiley, TX.  She is survived by her husband, Johnny P.  (Huck) Fields of Hughes Springs; a sister Jean Smith of Mt. Pleasant; a brother and sister-in-law William (Bill) Harvey  and Etta Dell Harvey of Greenville. Two nephews and spouses, Tim & Jan Smith of Burleson & Billy & Lois Harvey of Biloxy, Mississippi;  two stepsons & wives Gary & Diana Fields of Mt. Pleasant & Pat & Sarah Fields of White Oak.  Brothers in-law and sisters-in-law Lois and Oliver McKeller of Pharr, TX; Geneva and Dub Mims of Euless, Edith and Lon St Clair of Garland, Betty and Bob Palistrant of Dallas, Eddie and Mary Lou Fields of Piermont, New Hampshire.  Also survived by four step-grandchildren and several step-nieces and nephews.  Wilma was preceded in death by her first husband Raymond Ward, an infant son Lindle Ray Ward, a daughter Carol Ward Lake and her parents.   She gave her life to Christ at an early age and was a member of Concord Baptist Church and the Missionary Baptist Church of Hughes Springs.
Finchum, Vivian

FINCHUM, VIVIAN                                                                                   November 6, 1913 – July 29, 2005

Services for Mrs. Vivian Finchum, 91, of Omaha, were Tuesday, August 2, 2005, at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dwaine Higgins officiating.  Mrs. Finchum was born November 6, 1913, in Waldo, AR.  She died Friday, July 29, 2005, in Tyler.  She was a homemaker, a retired employee of Pewitt School, member of the First Baptist Church and a longtime resident of Omaha.  Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Kathleen and Thomas McCauley of Carrollton, Patricia and Roy Smith of Mt. Pleasant and Beverly and Mike Wieber of Loveland, CO; three sons and daughters-in-law, H. Milton and Lien T. Landrum of Ellerslie, GA, Frank Landrum of Henderson and Sidney and Dorothy Landrum of Granbury; 33 grandchildren; 62 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.  Interment was at Omaha Cemetery.  (H Row 6)

Forsyth, Lillie Mable

FORSYTH, LILLIE MABLE                                                                       December 20, 1907 – October 29, 2005

Services for Mrs. Lillie Mable Forsythe, 97, of Rocky Branch, were Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005, at Nail-Haggard Funeral Home Chapel with John Hooten officiating.  Mrs. Forsyth was born Dec. 20, 1907, in Hughes Springs.  She died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005, in Irving.  She was a member of Rocky Branch Church of Christ and a homemaker.  Survivors include two daughters and son-in-law, LaVerne Hooten of Azel and Evelyn and Joe Hicks of Dallas; one son and daughter-in-law, Leo K Jr. and Sandra Forsyth of Rocky Branch; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.  Interment was at Spring Hill Cemetery.  (NE Row 5)

Forsyth, Ola Mae

FORSYTH, OLA MAE                                                                                  October 1, 1910 – April 3, 2005

Services for Mrs. Ola Mae Forsyth, 94, of Omaha, were Wednesday, April 6, 2005, at First Baptist Church in Omaha with the Rev. Lanny Peek and Rev. Nolan Richey officiating.  Mrs. Forsyth was born October 1, 1910, in Lydia.  She died Sunday, April 3, 2005, in Omaha.  She was a homemaker, a member of Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, and a lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star.  Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, C. W. and Nanci Forsyth of Omaha; one daughter, Vera Faye Hall of Omaha; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death  by her husband, Charlie Forsyth; and son-in-law, J. C. Hall.  Interment was at Omaha Cemetery.  (K Row 5 BL 25)

Gibson, Mary Ann Services for Mrs. Mary Ann Gibson, 87, of New Iberia, Louisiana, were Wednesday, February 2, 2005, at Highland Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve Horn officiating.  Graveside services were Friday, February 4, 2005, at Concord Cemetery with the Rev. Nolan Richey officiating.  Mrs. Gibson was born July 14, 1917 in Jeanerette, Louisiana.  She died Monday,  January 31, 2005 in New Iberia. Survivors include two sons and daughter-in-law, Harold James and Betty Hymel of New Iberia and Daniel Joseph Hymel of Napoleonville, Louisiana; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Teresa Lancon of Lafayette, and Rita Pepper and Rena and Sam Delaney of Jeanerette; three grandchildren, two step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and five great-step-grandchildren.  Mrs. Gibson was preceded in death by her husband Vivian L. Gibson, November 21, 2001.
Gill, Mary alice Ward GILL, MARY ALICE WARD                                                                      August 11, 1926  - April 1, 2005

Mary Alice Ward Gill, 78, of Mount Pleasant, TX died April 1, 2005 in Mt. Pleasant.   She was born August 11, 1925 in Titus County, TX.  Graveside services were at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 4, 2005 at Concord Cemetery.  Officiating was Rev. Don White.  Mrs. Gill was retired from Texas Instruments, Quality Control. Survivors include one son Paul Andrews of New Boston, TX; two daughters Becky Hendricks of Garland, TX; Ouida Marie Weems of Dallas; one brother, R. L. Brownlee of Mount Pleasant, TX; one brother and sister-in-law, Vic and Grace Ward of Yuma, AZ; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty and Roland Smith of Tucson, AZ and Ouida and Steve Wallace of Mt. Pleasant, TX; 3 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.  Mrs. Gill was preceded in death by her parents, Carlos & Alice Ward and one son, Russell Andrews.  (Row 33)

Goodwin, Autrey L. "Goob" Autrey L. “Goob” Goodwin, Jr., 42, of Omaha, Texas died Thursday, March 31, 2005 in Mount Pleasant, TX.  He was a logging employee and a member of Concord Missionary Baptist Church.  Survivors include one daughter, Sylvia Goodwin of Idabel, OK; one son, Matthew Goodwin of Idabel; his mother Bobbie Nell Goodwin of Omaha; two brothers, George A. Goodwin of Omaha and Roger Goodwin of Atlanta, GA; one grandson Geraldo Goodwin of Idabel; and a number of other relatives.  Memorial services were at 1:00 p.m.  at Concord Missionary Baptist Church, Omaha, with the Rev. Glenn Griffith officiating.  Arrangements were under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home.
Gray, Weymond

GRAY, WEYMOND                                                                                     August 2, 1935 – May 8, 2005

Services for Mr. Weymond Gray, 69, of Omaha, were Wednesday, May 11, 2005, at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lanny Peek and Rev. Nolan Richey officiating.  Mr. Gray was born August 2, 1935, in Omaha.  He died Sunday, May 8, 2005, in Sulphur Springs.  He was a retired employee of Lone Star Steel Co., a member of First Baptist Church and a lifetime resident of Omaha.  Survivors include his wife, Shirley Gary of Omaha; two daughters, Lisa Gray of Irving and Leslie Dailey of Cedar Hill; one son, Lance Gray of Dallas; three grandchildren, Mathew Charles of Houston, Derek Dailey of Cedar Hill, and Sara Gray of Dallas; one stepdaughter, Lynn Dickens of Houston; and one brother, Eddie Gray of Sulphur Springs.  Interment was at Omaha Cemetery.  Pallbearers included Ronnie Amerson, C. W. Forsyth, James Meadows, Ronnie Thomas, Bill Scaff, Joe Brown, Wayne Street and Billy Richardson.  (L Row 5 BL 28)

Grimes, Mrs.  Teddy

GRIMES, TEDDY                                                                                           October 15, 1938 – November 27, 2005

Services for Mrs. Teddy Grimes, 67, of Naples, were Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005, at First Baptist Church in Naples with the Rev. Bob Pearce and Rev. Barry Brown officiating.  Mrs. Grimes was born Oct. 15, 1938, in Naples.  She died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005, at her residence.  She was the co-owner/operator of B&L Trophy Company for 35 years and Todd’s Dept. Store for 18 years.  She married Ben Grimes on Dec. 29, 1956, in Naples.  Survivors include her husband, Ben Grimes of Naples; one son and daughter-in-law, Todd and Angie Grimes of Red Oak; one sister, Alice Faye Williams of Naples; three grandchildren, Brady Grimes, Riley Grimes and Jake Grimes; and several nieces and nephews.  Interment was at Spring Hill Cemetery.  Pallbearers included Mickey Carter, Todd Ranes, Billy Batchelor, Rex Ranes, Hershel Welch and Curtis Freeman.  (NE Row 9)

Grisham, Patricia "Tricia" Gray

GRISHAM, PATRICIA (TRICIA) GRAY                                                     October 6, 1944 – August 12, 2005

Services for Mrs. Tricia Gray Grisham, 60, of Simms, were Sunday, August 14, 2005, at First United Methodist Church in Omaha with the Rev. Jack Cox and the Rev. Lanny Peek officiating.  Mrs. Grisham was born October 6, 1944, in Little Rock, AR.  She died Friday, August 12, 2005, at her residence.  She was a cosmetologist, a member of First United Methodist Church in Omaha, member of the Omaha Chapter #997 of the Order of the Eastern Star and past Worthy Matron of the chapter.  Survivors include her husband, Billy Grisham of Simms; one daughter, Tonda Webster of Denton; three sons and daughters-in-law, Russell and Misty Roberts of Simms, Todd and Karin Grisham of New Boston and Steven and Ashley Grisham of Simms; her mother, Dolly Gray of Omaha; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Rhonda Wright of Redwater and Danita and Terry Luttrell of Omaha; six grandchildren, Shelby Roberts, Joshua Roberts, Taylor Roberts, Megin Grisham, Matthew Grisham and Amanda Grisham.  She was preceded in death by her father, Alton R. Gray in 1995.  Interment was at Omaha Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Service of Naples.  (K Row 2 BL 18)

Hampton, Mary R.

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

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

Hart, Ruth

HART, RUTH                                                                                                   May 21, 1911 – June 4, 2005

Services for Mrs. Ruth Hart, 94, of Omaha, were Tuesday, June 7, 2005, at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Naples, with the Rev. Lanny Peek and the Rev. Glenn Griffith officiating.  Mrs. Hart was born May 21, 1911, in Omaha.  She died Saturday, June 4, 2005, at Omaha Healthcare Center.  She was a retired grocery clerk, a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Omaha.  Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, George and Frieda Hart of Omaha; one daughter and son-in-law, Nina and Doug McEntire of Omaha; five grandchildren, Bret Hart, Kristi McFarland, Blake Hart, Marc McEntire and Melana Taylor; eight great-grandchildren; and two half-sisters, Lewellen Richards and Fanny Lou Hultsman, both of Daingerfield.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel P. ‘Jay’ Hart in 1954.  Interment was at the Omaha Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Service of Naples.  (E Row 7)

Harvey, Mary Lou

HARVEY, MARY LOU                                                                                    April 13, 1914 – January 7, 2005

Services for Mrs. Mary Lou Harvey, 90, of Omaha, were Tuesday, January 11, 2005, at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Naples, with the Rev. Chris Fowler and the Rev. Harold Amerson officiating.  Mrs. Harvey was born April 13, 1914, in Odessa, TX.  She died January 7, 2005, in Odessa.  She was a homemaker, a member of the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, and a longtime resident of Omaha.  Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Ruby and Ronnie Pryor of Odessa; one son, Wayland Harvey of Odessa; one sister, Mrs. Allie Cook of Omaha; eight grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren.  Burial was in Omaha Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Service of Naples.  (F Row 9)

Hayden, Galen

HAYDEN, GALEN                                                                                            January 23, 1950 – December 5, 2005

Services for Mr. Galen Hayden, 55, of Omaha, were Saturday, December 10, 2005, at Omaha First Baptist Church with the Rev. C. L. Moore officiating.  Mr. Hayden was born January 23, 1950, in Omaha.  He died Monday, December 5, 2005, in Longview.  He was an employee of Lone Star Steel Company, an Army veteran and member of White Oak Christian Church.  Survivors include his wife, Cynthia Brown Hayden of Omaha; his mother, Esmanolia Hayden of Omaha; three brothers, Gerald D. Hayden and Tony Hayden, both of Omaha and Billy C. Coffey of San Antonio; two sisters, Patrice M. Hayden of Omaha and LaSonja D. Thomas of Nacogdoches; and a number of other relatives.  Interment was at Spring Hill Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

Higgins, Marlene Steelman

HIGGINS, MARLENE STEELMAN                                                             May 5, 1932 – May 19, 2005

Services for Mrs. Marlene Higgins, 73, of Naples, were Saturday, May 21, 2005, at First Baptist Church in Omaha with the Rev. Leon McDowell and the Rev. Dwaine Higgins officiating.  Mrs. Higgins was born May 5, 1932, in Bette.  She died Thursday, May 19, 2005 in Longview.  She was a Baptist, a homemaker and a longtime resident of Naples.  Survivors include her husband, Keith Higgins of Naples; one son and daughter-in-law, Dwaine and Barbara Higgins of Omaha; two daughters and sons-in-law, Debra and Brad Stovall of Longview and Dana and Marty Shankle of Midlothian; one sister and brother-in-law, Dean and David Horton of Mt. Pleasant; one sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Carol and Gerald King of Omaha; three brothers-in-law, Ken Burch of Ardmore, OK, Billy Dale of Mt. Pleasant and Tommy G. Heard of Naples; seven grandchildren, Steven and Tiffany Stovall of Hallsville, Angie Stovall of Longview, Misty and Doug Clay of Naples, Mandy Higgins and Caleb Higgins of Omaha, Christy Shankle and Jessie Shankle of Midlothian; four great-grandchildren, Cody, Chance, Garrett and Krislyn Stovall; and a number of nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her sister, Frankie Burch. 

Interment was at Wilder Cemetery.  Pallbearers included Gary Burch, Mike Horton, Scott LaFond, Jimmy Hart, Ronnie Amerson, Chris Heard and Doug Clay.  (Location Unknown)

Hillis, Alberta H.

HILLIS, ALBERTA H                                                                                   August 17, 1933 – April 9, 2005

Services for Mrs. Alberta H. Hillis, 71, of Mt. Pleasant, will be conducted Saturday, April 16, 2005, at 11 a.m., at Williams Chapel Baptist Church in Omaha with the Reverend Kirthell Roberts officiating.  Mrs. Hillis was born August 17, 1933, in Shreveport, LA, to Elizabeth and Lou Hamlin.  She died Saturday, April 9, 2005, in Mt. Pleasant.  She attended Booker T. Washington High School and Grambling State University, and after moving to Texas, graduated from Paris Junior College.  She was previously employed as activity director for Titus Regional Medical Center, Pittsburg Nursing and Curry Nursing, was a CAN for Elmwood Nursing Home and Golden Years, was co-owner with her husband, of East Side Gulf Station in Naples for 17 years, was a seamstress and a member of Williams Chapel Baptist Church in Omaha.  Survivors include one son, John T. Hillis Jr. of Mt. Pleasant; three daughters, Denise Leonard of Whitehouse, Debra Crawford of Ponte Vedra, FL. and Jacqueline Hillis of DeSoto; four grandchildren; one brother; three sisters; and a host of other relatives.  She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, John Hillis.  Interment will be at Spring Hill Cemetery.  (BL Row ? )

Hodge, Leonard Jr.

HODGE, LEONARD JR                                                                              October 17, 1922 – May 12, 2005

Services for Mr. LEONARD HODGE, JR., 82, of Omaha, will be conducted today, Thursday, May 12, 2005, at 11 am., at Reeder-Davis Funeral Home Chapel with C. D. Mitchell officiating.  Mr. Hodge was born October 17, 1922 in Daingerfield.  He died Sunday, May 8, 2005 at his residence.  He was a supervisor in the frozen food industry.  Survivors include his wife, Merlene Hodge of Daingerfield; two son, Curtis Hodge and Lonnie Hodge, both of Dallas; three daughters, Sherlene Smith of Dallas, Patricia Robinson of Daingerfield and Loni Mae Thomas of Grand Prairie; two sisters, Iona Cuellar of Longview and Leona Doddy of Lone Star; 21 grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.  Interment will be at Reynolds Cemetery. (Location Unknown)

Humphrey, Franklin Sr.

Services for Mr. Franklin Humphrey Sr., 64, of Daingerfield, were Sunday May 22, 2005, at Reeder-Davis Chapel.  Mr. Humphrey was born August 26, 1940, in Bivins.  He died Monday, May 16, 2005, in Jasper, TN.  He was an over the road truck driver employed by J. B. Hunt, a Navy veteran and served in the Vietnam War.  Survivors include one daughter, Karon Adams; one son, F. David Humphrey II, both of Chattanooga, TN; two granddaughters; and a number of other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Pate and Opal Humphrey; and a brother, Larry Humphrey.  Interment was at Clark Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

Ivory, Billy D.

IVORY, BILLY D                                                                                        October 9, 1946 – January 1, 2005

Services for Mr. Billy D. Ivory, 58, of Marietta, were Saturday, January 8, 2005, at Williams Chapel Baptist Church of Naples, with the Rev. Sammie D. Ivory officiating.  Mr. Ivory was born October 9, 1946, in Morris County.  He died January 1, 2005, at his residence.  He was a machinist, a US Army veteran of Vietnam, and a member of Williams Chapel Baptist Church.  Survivors include his wife, Shirley Jean Ivory of Marietta; three sons, Billy Ivory Jr., of Longview, Gregory A. Ivory of Hughes Springs, and Graylon Ivory of Naples; one daughter, Parenthia M. Cooper of Marietta; two brothers, the Rev. Sammie D. Ivory Jr., of Tyler, and James C. Ivory of Omaha; four sisters, Sallie Buford of Naples, LaTwane Saunders of Mt. Pleasant, and Dianne Malone and Carolyn Jones, both of Naples; 11 grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.  Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home of Hughes Springs.  (BL Row ?)

Jacobs, Fayma L.

JACOBS, FAYMA L.                                                                                August 1, 1921 – January 26, 2005

Services for Mrs. Fayma L. Jacobs, 83, of Naples, were Saturday, January 29, 2005, at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lanny Peek officiating.  Mrs. Jacobs was born August 11, 1921, in Klondyke.  She died Wednesday, January 26, 2005, in Linden.  She was a retired nurse, a homemaker, a member of Daniels Chapel Methodist Church and a longtime resident of Naples.  Survivors include her husband, Norris L. Jacobs of Naples; two sons and daughters-in-law, Donald Gene and Patricia Jacobs of Daingerfield, and Larry and Phyllis Jacobs of Granbury; one daughter and son-in-law, Patsy and Jimmy Wilson of Hughes Springs; three sisters, Rose, LaVerne and Jane; one brother, Wayne Wallace; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.  Interment was at Meadowview Cemetery in Naples.  (Location Unknown)

Jacobs, Norris Lee

JACOBS, NORRIS LEE                                                                           October 16, 1920 – February 18, 2005

Services for Mr. Norris Lee Jacobs, 84, of Naples, were Monday, February 21, 2005, at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Lanny Peek officiating.  Mr. Jacobs was born October 16, 1920, in Cass County.  He died Friday, February 18, 2005, in Linden.  He was a retired employee of Day & Zimmerman, a rancher, World War II veteran, a member of Daniels Chapel Church and a lifetime resident of the Naples area.  Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Donald Gene and Patricia Jacobs of Daingerfield and Larry and Phyllis Jacobs of Granberry; one daughter and son-in-law, Patsy and Jimmy Wilson of Hughes Springs; one brother, Morris A Jacobs of Naples; three grandchildren, Lane and Danny Jacobs and Jennifer Jacobs Felts; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.  Interment was at Meadowview Cemetery.  Pallbearers included Kenny Clubb, Jeff Clubb, Terry Davis, Matt Ragland, Cliff Prewitt and Eric Prewitt.  Honorary pallbearers included Keith Felts, Charles Johnson, Mike Coker, Wayne Jacobs and the Coffee Shop Gang.  (Location Unknown)

Lewis, Arthur Lee Jr.

LEWIS, ARTHUR LEE JR.                                                                    June 26, 1935 – February 21, 2005

Services for Mr. Arthur Lee Lewis Jr., 69, of Naples, were to be Thursday, February 24, 2005, at Wallick Chapel Christian Church at Daingerfield, with the Rev. A. O. Sasser and Elder Wayne Roberson officiating.  Mr. Lewis was born June 26, 1935, in Morris Co.  He died Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, at a Pittsburg nursing center.  He was retired from Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Richardson.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Ruby L. Horne.  Survivors include his wife, Shirley Lewis; one daughter, Shelby Elaine Lewis; one son, Arthur Lee Lewis III; all of Naples; one brother, Otice L. Lewis (Grace) of Goldsboro, NC; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Burial was in Whitmore Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

Longino, Jamie Patrick

LONGINO, JAMIE PATRICK                                                              June 11, 1943 – March 1, 2005

Memorial services for Lt. Col. Jamie Patrick (Jim Pat) Longino, 61, of Tucson, Arizona, will be conducted Sunday, March 20, 2005, at 2 pm at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Naples, with the Rev. Lanny Peek officiating.  Mr. Longino was born June 11, 1943, in Texarkana, to Charlotte and Clifford Longino.  He died of cancer Tuesday, March 1, 2005.  He was a 1961 graduate of Pewitt High School and a 1966 graduate of East Texas Baptist College with a degree in music.  While attending college he served as a music director for Reading Avenue Baptist Church in Texarkana and First Baptist in Naples.  In 1966 he began his military career in the United State Air Force music program, graduated as 2nd lieutenant from Officer’s Training School, received the Meritorious Service medal four times, Air Force Commendation medal and National Defense Service medal. After retirement in 1986 as lieutenant colonel he was a commercial mortgage broker, member of the Better Business Bureau, Tucson Business Coalition and Tucson Baptist Church.  Survivors include his wife, Colleen of Tucson; one sister, Minerva Longino of Houston; and a number of cousins.  He was honored with a full military funeral, with color guard, on March 8, 2005, in Tucson, Arizona.  Interment was at Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Sierra Vista, Arizona.

Luttrell, Herman R.

LUTTRELL, HERMAN R.                                                                   August 23, 1916 – January 2, 2005

Services for Mr. Herman R. Luttrell, 88, of Naples, were January 4, 2004, at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Naples, with the Rev. Lanny Peek officiating.  Mr. Luttrell was born August 23, 1916, in Iuka, MS.  He died January 2, 2005, in Mt. Pleasant.  He was a retired employee of the Texas Highway Department, a veteran of World War II, a member of the First Baptist Church of Naples, and a longtime resident of Naples.  He was a loving husband and father who enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors.  Mr. Luttrell was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Nancy Luttrell.  Survivors include one daughter, Joann Adams of Omaha; three sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Sandi Luttrell of Pittsburg, Larry and Lori Luttrell of Mt. Pleasant, and Terry and Danita Luttrell of Omaha; two brothers, Taylor Luttrell of Holly Springs, MS, and George Rulledge of Birmingham, AL.  Burial was in the Meadowview Cemetery at Naples, under the direction of Alexander Funeral Service of Naples.  (Row ?)

McCellon, Tony Lynn

MCCELLON, TONY LYNN                                                                August 19, 1973 – March 21, 2005

Services for Mr. Tony Lynn McCellon, 31, of Naples, were Wednesday, March 23, 2005, at Daniels Chapel Methodist Church with the Rev. Lanny Peek officiating.  Mr. McCellon was born August 19, 1973, in Naples.  He died Monday, March 21, 2005, in Naples.  He was a construction worker and a truck driver, member of Daniels Chapel Methodist Church and a lifetime resident of Naples.  Survivors include his parents, Marion and Betty McCellon of Naples; two daughters, Brooklyn McCellon of Corpus Christi and Kyanna McCellon of Longview; his maternal grandmother, Merle Richardson of Naples; paternal grandparents, Reba McCellon and Eddie Smith of Daingerfield; two sisters, Mechelle McCellon and Jessica McCellon, both of Naples; and a host of other relatives.  Interment was at Spring Hill Cemetery.  Pallbearers included Shannon Warren, David McCellon, Michael McCellon, Brannon Mullins, Jason Cyphers, Corey Jeffery Richardson and Coby Warren.    (SW Row 8)

McCollum, James Arthur

MCCOLLUM, JAMES ARTHUR                                                     October 7, 1943 – February 17, 2005

Services for Mr. James Arthur McCollum, 61, of Omaha, were Sunday, February 20, 2005, at Concord Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Newby officiating.  Mr. McCollum was born October 7, 1943, in Daingerfield.  He died Thursday, February 17, 2005, in Omaha.  He was a paramedic at Titus Regional Medical Center in Mt. Pleasant, a former employee of Lone Star Steel and Day & Zimmerman, member of the Church of Christ and David Elliott Masonic Lodge in Omaha, was a 1962 graduate of Paul Pewitt High School and a lifetime resident of Omaha.  Survivors include his wife, Pat McCollum of Omaha, two daughters and son-in-law, Belinda and Dusty Hawkins of Omaha and Tina Daniels of Pittsburg; three brothers, Jerry McCollum of Naples, Danny McCollum of Omaha and Randy McCollum of Mt. Pleasant; one sister, Frieda Dollar of Batesville, AR; four grandchildren, Cody and Tia Daniels of Pittsburg and Dara and Rance Hawkins of Omaha.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Bud and Dorothy McCollum, and one granddaughter, Cara Daniels.  Interment was at Spring Hill Cemetery.  Pallbearers included Garry Rolf, Skip Hurley, Marty Edmonson, Mike Western, Donnie Phifer and Tim Nelson.  Honorary pallbearers included Tonya Harvey and Ruby Lilly.  (NE Row 10)

Minton, Robert Lee

MINTON, ROBERT LEE                                                               August 14, 1922 – December 3, 2005

Services for Mr. Robert Lee Minton, 83 of Naples, were December 6, 2005, at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Naples, with the Rev. Lanny Peek officiating.  Mr. Minton was born August 4, 1922 in Jacksonville, TX.  He died December 3, 2005 in a Mt. Pleasant hospital.  He was a retired employee of Industrial Electric at Lone Star, a veteran of World War II, a member of the First Baptist Church and a longtime resident of Naples.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen.  Survivors include one daughter, Patricia Mills of Lockhart, TX; four sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Margaret Minton of Naples, Kenneth and Rosemary Minton of Naples, James and Pam Minton of Corpus Christi, and Russell and Nancy Minton of Leader, TX; 12 grandchildren, Shane Mills, Laura Mills, Stacia Welch, Duke Minton, Ken Minton, Chris Minton, Nick Minton, Matthew Minton, Rachel Minton, Vanessa Minton, Jared Minton and Garrett Minton; and 14 great-grandchildren.  Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery near Naples, under the direction of Alexander Funeral Service of Naples.  (SE Row 3)

Mixon, Barbara Jo

MIXON, BARBARA JO                                                                March 12, 1939 – May 2, 2005

Services for Mrs. Barbara Jo Mixon, 66, of Naples, will be conducted today, Thursday, May 5, 2005, at Naples Community Christian Church with the Rev. Doug Freeman and Rev. Donald Freeman officiating.  Mrs. Mixon was born March 12, 1939, in Macon, Georgia.  She died Monday, May 2, 2005, in Tyler.  She was a homemaker, member of Community Christian Church and a longtime resident of Naples.  Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Mixon of Naples, three sons and daughters-in-law, Doug and Linda Freeman of Omaha, David and Karen Freeman of Naples and Don and Jana Freeman; one daughter; Debbie Purdom of Naples; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.  Interment will be at Spring Hill Cemetery.  (SE Row 1)

Nash, Aline Lilly

NASH, ALINE LILLY                                                                     September 21, 1918 – July 22, 2005

Services for Mrs. Aline Nash, 86, of Omaha, were Monday, July 25, 2005, at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Glenn Griffith and Rev. Lanny Peek officiating.  Mrs. Nash was born September 21, 1918, in Cookville.  She died Friday, July 22, 2005, in Tyler.  She was a homemaker, member of First Baptist Church and a lifetime resident of Omaha.  Survivors include her husband, Winfred Nash of Omaha; one son and daughter-in-law, Nathan and Jenny Nash of Mt. Pleasant; one sister, Maydeene Davlin of Omaha; one brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Virginia Lilly of Corsicana; two grandchildren, Korey Nash of Atlanta and Jaton Broach of Lindale; and a number of nieces and nehews.  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jennifer Lynn; a son, Albert Lee; and her parents, Mamie and Bill Lilly.  (H Row 4)

Peace, Velma P.

PEACE, VELMA P                                                                          March 20, 1925 – July 1, 2005

Services for Mrs. Velma P. Peace, 80, of Pittsburg, were Sunday, Jul 3, 2005, at Fellowship Baptist Church with the Revs. David Kizer and Joe Caudle officiating.  Mrs. Peace was born March 20, 1925, in DeKalb.  She died Friday, Jul 1, 2005, at Woodland Harbor in Pittsburg.  She was a member of Austin Chapel Baptist Church in Pittsburg.  Survivors include one son, Luther Peace of Cameron, MO; two daughters, Louise Carlson and Myrtle Green, both of Pittsburg; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Roy Betts and Herbert Betts, both of Pittsburg; one sister, Lesby Elrod of DeKalb.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Cleo Peace; and her parents, Herbert Betts and Mattie Cabler Betts.  Interment was at Snow Hill Cemetery.  Pallbearers included Nathan MacFall, Joseph Peace, Larry Peace, Kevin Betts, Steve Brooks and Trinity Brooks.  Honorary pallbearers included Joshua MacFall, Mike MacFall and Steven Betts.  (B Row 17)

Presley, Annette Roach

PRESLEY, ANNETTE ROACH                                                    September 14, 1936 – July 20, 2005

Graveside services for Mrs. Annette Roach Presley, 68, of Pine Bluff, AR, were Monday, July 25, 2005, at Spring Hill Cemetery.  Mrs. Roach was born September 14, 1936, in Naples, the daughter of Kate and Irvin Roach.  She died Wednesday, July 20, 2005.  She attended Naples Schools and graduated from Pewitt High School, received her nursing degree from University of Texas at Austin and was a member of the Baptist faith.  Survivors include two sons, Hani Hashem of Monticello and Jody Presley of Pine Bluff; and two grandchildren. (OS Row 6)

Redfearn, Virginia Taylor

REDFEARN, VIRGINIA TAYLOR                                                January 21, 1925 – February 5, 2005

Services for Mrs. Virginia Taylor Redfearn, 80, of Longview, were Monday, February 7, 2005, at First Presbyterian Church in Longview, with the Rev. Jonathan Jchorek officiating.  Mrs. Redfearn was born January 21, 1925, in Dallas, to Wilson Van Buren Taylor and Passie Louisa Witt Taylor.  She graduated from Omaha High School in 1942, and attended East Texas State Teachers College at Commerce.  She married her high school sweetheart, Jack Milton Moore, of Omaha, on October 20, 1944, and was widowed in 1946.  Later after a brief courtship, she married Arvin Redfearn of Mt. Pleasant on September 7, 1947.  They celebrated 57 years of marriage.  During that time, she was a homemaker and also an employee of Texas Eastman for 23 years where she was supervisor of transportation services.  She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Longview for 54 years, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Heritage Bible Study, High Hopes Garden Club, a volunteer for Meals-on-Wheels, and a life master of duplicate bridge.  Mrs. Redfearn was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Arvin Redfearn.  Survivors include a sister, Louise Baird of Chapel Hill, NC; one son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Karen Redfearn of Kansas City, MO; one daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and James Oliver of Marble Falls, TX; three grandchildren, Julie L. Parker, Laurie V. Parker and David T. Redfearn and wife, Sheri; one great-granddaughter, Carolyn Louisa Parker-Hileman; and many relatives and friends.  Burial was February 7, at the Omaha Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were nephews, the Rev. John Noble Redfearn, Joe Garrett Redfearn, Benny Joe Redfearn, Scott Redfearn, Patrick Redfearn, and Garrett Redfearn.  Honorary pallbearers included James Redfearn, Connor Redfearn, Dr. Lloyd Legg, Jim Fred Russell, J. D. Tillery, Dr. Henry C. McGrede, Phil Smith, Bill Taylor, Tobert Baird, Glen Baird and Steve Chionsini.  (F Row 10)

Reed, Classie mae

REED, CLASSIE MAE                                                                 October 26, 1923 – March 4, 2005

Services for Mrs. Classie Mae Reed, 81, of Naples were conducted Saturday, March 12, 2005, at Antioch Baptist Church with the Rev. W. G. Daniels officiating.  Mrs. Reed was bron Oct. 25, 1923, in Naples and died Friday, March 4, 2005, in Winnsboro.  She was a homemaker, a member of Morning Star and Sunlight Baptist Church of Beaumont, was on the Sunlight Sr. usher board, mission #2, attended Sunday School, had lived in Morris Co. for 25 years and lived in Beaumont.  Survivors include one daughter, Wanda Daniel; three sisters, Wilma Johnson, Hazel Porter of Naples; one brother, Boyd of Tacoma, WA; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Interment was at Morning Star Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

Richardson, Merle

RICHARDSON, MERLE                                                             May 1, 1933 – December 13, 2005

Services for Mrs. Merle Richardson, 72, of Naples, were Thursday, December 15, 2005, at Daniels Chapel Methodist Church in Naples with the Rev. Doug Freeman officiating.  Mrs. Richardson was born May 1, 1933, in Naples.  She died Tuesday, December 13, 2005, in Naples.  She was a homemaker, member of Daniels Chapel Methodist Church and a lifetime resident of Naples.  Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Marion McCellon of Naples; one son, Bruce Richardson of Naples; one brother and sister-in-law, Leon and Bobbie Cobb of Naples; one daughter-in-law, Carla Richardson of Naples; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Roy Richardson; son, Roy Richardson, and two grandsons, Jeff Richardson and Tony McCellon.  Interment was at Spring Hill Cemetery.  Pallbearers included Mike Cobb, Richard Cobb, Tony Cobb, Randall Cobb, Wade Cobb and J. P. Cobb.   (NW Row 17)

Richey, Josephine Services for Mrs. Josephine Richey, 85, of Omaha, were Tuesday, June 28, 2005 at Concord Baptist Church with the Reverends Glenn Griffith, Rodney Richey, Nolan Richey and Ray Richey officiating.  Mrs. Richey was a homemaker, a retired mail carrier, member of Concord Baptist Church and Order of Eastern Star and a lifetime resident of Omaha.  Survivors include five sons and daughters-in-law Larry and Betty Richey of Omaha, Rodney and Charmel Richey of Quitman, Donald and Joyce Richey of Omaha, Tommy and Karen Richey of New Boston and Nolan and Patricia Richey of Omaha; two daughters, Janice Richey and Sue Gattis, both of Omaha; two brothers J. B. Boozer of Omaha and Vanoy Boozer of Naples; one sister Montine Martin of Longview; 18 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Richey.  Interment was at Concord Cemetery.  Pallbearers included Lance Richey, Adam Gattis, Jake Richey, Luke Richey, Ryan Richey, Shaun Richey, Stephen Richey, Shane Richey, John Richey and Timothy Gattis.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Concord Baptist Church building fund or the church of your choice.
Saunders, Marianne

SAUNDERS, MARIANNE                                                           February 15, 1920 – May 2, 2005

Services for Mrs. Marianne Thigpen Saunders, 85, of Naples, will be conducted Saturday, May 7, 2005, at First United Methodist Church of Naples with the Reverend Tim Edwards officiating and eulogy given by Bill Henderson.  Mrs. Saunders was born February 15, 1920, in Cass County.  She died Monday, May 2, 2005, in Dallas.  She was a homemaker, member of the First United Methodist Church and a longtime resident of Naples and a great lover of animals.  Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Phil and Janice Saunders of Naples; one daughter and son-in-law, Frances Suzanne and Thomas Roland Carter of Monroe, LA; five grandchildren, Lon Saunders of Adel, IA, Elizabeth Ann Crider of Fate, James Sterling Waugh of West Monroe, LA, Nicholas Lane Waugh of Jackson, AL, and Thomas Roland Carter II of Lillian, AL; and nine great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, James Edwin Saunders; and her parents, Lon and Lena Thigpen.  Pallbearers include James Sterling Waugh, Nicholas Lane Waugh, Thomas Roland Carter II, Lon Saunders, Jerry Crider and Nicholas Lane Waugh II. (NW Row 1)

Searcy, Josie Mae Hendrix

SEARCY, JOSIE MAE HENDRIX                                               August 16, 1921 – June 16, 2005

Services for Mrs. Josie Mae Hendrix Searcy, 83, of Daingerfield, were Saturday, July 2, 2005, at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church with the Rev. Bertrain Bailey officiating.  Mrs. Searcy was born Aug. 16, 1921, in Omaha.  She died Sunday, June 26, 2005 in Daingerfield.  She was retired from Daingerfield School district and a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Daingerfield.  Survivors include two sons, John L Douglas and Charlie Douglas Jr., both of Daingerfield; six daughters, Charlie M Crowe and Helen Flemming, both of Lone Star, Mary Epps and Linda Smith, both of Daingerfield; Ethel Stern of Dallas and Julie Gnagne of Rusk; and a number of grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and other relatives.  Intement was at Reynolds Cemetery. (Location Unknown)

Slider, Orene Fleming

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

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

Services for MRS. DORTHA HULINE LOVELADY SMITH, 84, of Marietta, were Wednesday, March 16, 2005, at Nail-Haggard Funeral Home with the Rev. Curtis Hall officiating.  Mrs. Smith was born January 10, 1921, in Delta County.  She died Monday, March 14, 2005, in Naples.  She was a nurse.  Survivors include two sons, Donald Lovelady of Daingerfield and Jimmy Lovelady of AR; 10 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; three stepdaughters, Jo Oliver of Naples, Roger Smith of Daingerfield, Harry, Larry and Marvin Smith, all of Austin.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Smith; two daughters, Peggy Lynn Bolton and Cynthia Climer; and one sister, Lois Cook  Interment was at Clark Cemetery. (Sec B Row 12)

Smith, Gene C. "Smitty"

SMITH, GENE C. (SMITTY)                                                    April 30, 1939 – January 6, 2005

Services for Mr. Gene C. (Smitty) Smith, 65, of Omaha, were Sunday, January 9, 2005, at First Baptist Church of Omaha, with the Rev. Dwayne Higgins and the Rev. Neal Thornburgh officiating.  Mr. Smith was born April 30, 1939, in Cleveland, AR.  He died Thursday, January 6, 2005, in Omaha.  He was a retired truck driver for Southern Pacific and Union Pacific transport companies, a member of the Teamsters Union, a member of the First Baptist Church of Omaha, a former resident of Dallas, and a veteran of the US Navy.  Survivors include his wife, Carroll Jean Kay Smith of Omaha; children, Regina Reed of Houston, Joy Keel, both of Seagoville, and Allen Smith of Garland; a step-daughter, Karen Waters of Bastrop, LA; five grandchildren; his mother, Grace Justice of Queen City; a brother, Perry Smith of Corpus Christi; and two sisters, Joyce Chambers of Queen City, and Barbara Charpenter of Houston. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery near Omaha, under the direction of Alexander Funeral Service of Naples.  Serving as  pallbearers were Brad Derrick; Clint Derrick, Jimmy Smith, Teddy Smith, Ralph Cline and Bobby Bishop.  (SE Row 1)

Stevens, Charles G. Graveside services for Mr. Charles G. Stevens, 77 of Marietta, were Thursday, May 18, 2005 at Concord Cemetery with the Rev. Glenn Griffith officiating.  Mr. Stevens was born March 12, 1928 in Omaha.  He died Wednesday, May 18, 2005 in Omaha.  He was a retired employee of Red River Army Depot, a Baptist and a former resident of Omaha.  Survivors include one sister, Elouise Tenbrook of Marietta and a number of nieces and nephews.
Stevens, Margie

STEVENS, MARGIE                                                                  May 3, 1931 – March 3, 2005

Services for Mrs. Margie Stevens, 73, of Omaha, were Saturday, March 5, 2005, at Church of Christ in Naples with Steve Ginn officiating.  Mrs. Stevens was born May 3, 1931, in Ballinger.  She died Thursday, March 3, 2005, in Mt. Pleasant.  She was a retired barber, member of the Church of Christ and a longtime resident of Omaha.  Survivors include three daughters, Jeanne and Mitch Smith of Omaha, Pat and Jack Traylor of Naples and LaVada and Calvin Sechrist of Katy; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Thelma Lumpkins of Quinlan; and a number of nieces and nephews.  Interment was at Spring Hill Cemetery.  Pallbearers included Billy Joyner, Patrick McCarty, Casey Traylor, Heath Sechrist, Randy Burgess and J. Roy Traylor.  (NE Row 9)

Strickland, Erma Jean

STRICKLAND, ERMA JEAN                                                     February 4, 1934 – October 27, 2005

Services for Mrs. Erma Jean Strickland, 71, of Omaha, were Saturday, November 5, 2005, at Omaha First Baptist Church with the Rev. C. L. Moore officiating.  Mrs. Strickland was born February 4, 1934, in Omaha to Alfred and Trudie Henderson Strickland.  She died Thursday, October 27, 2005, in Dallas.  She was a member of Omaha First Baptist Church and was employed at Dairy Bar and Michels Restaurant for 27 years.  Survivors include two daughters, Janice Bedford of Lancaster and Berishia Rita Grayson of Dallas; three grandchildren, Victor Benford and Aundre Grayson, both of Dallas, and Larry Benford of Lancaster; one great-grandson, LaDarius Benford of Lancaster; two brothers, Olis Strickland of Oakland, CA and Ricky Gallon of Fresno CA; two sisters, Memora Brown of Greenville and Quincy Easton of Fresno; two Goddaughters, Bridgette Garner and Lisa Ray, both of Dallas; one Godson, Stacy Garner of Lancaster; one God-great-granddaughter, Ashley Garner of Dallas; special friends, Willie Stigers, Rose Williams and Renay Smith, all of Omaha, and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.  Pallbearers included George Wilkerson, Gerald Hayden, Galen Hayden, Tommie Smith, Sammy Wilkerson, Billy Reese, Larry Mike and Kenny Westly.  Honorary pallbearers included Victor Benford, Larry Benford, Aundre Grayson, James Mitchell, Billy Miller, Michael Greenwood, Stacy Garner, Terry Greenwood, Phillip Miller, Lonnie Jones, Farrell Brown and Tony Carter.  Interment was at Spring Hill Cemetery.  (BL Row ? )

Terrell, Thomas Harold

TERRELL, THOMAS HAROLD                                                   November 19, 1939 – May 26, 2005

THOMAS HAROLD TERRELL, a resident of Colleyville, born November 19, 1939, in Daingerfield, Texas, passed away, May 26, 2005 in Grapevine at the age of 65 years. Thomas was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend.  We will always remember your smiles, laugh, loving words and tender heart.  You are loved by many, respected by all and never forgotten.  You will always live in our hearts. Thanks to everyone for all you prayers and support.  Thomas was preceded in death by his father T. Cecil Terrell and mother Mildred “Mutt” Terrell.  He is survived by his wife, Debbie Terrell; children, Lisa Dickerson and husband Phillip, Laurie Toler, Tom Terrell, Jr.; Morgan Terrell, Tanner Terrell and Sophie Terrell; grandchildren, Beau Dickerson, Zack Toler, Derek Dickerson, Brittney Sumptner and Trey Terrell; sister, Eva Lancaster; brother, Jackie Terrell; mother-in-law, Mozell Candeloro; sisters-in-law Louanne Sander and Janice Terrell; brothers-in-law, “Chip” Sander and Richard Candeloro; nephew, Reagan Lancaster; niece, Kristen Lancaster.  Funeral service for Mr. Terrell will be held 12:00 PM Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

Thigpen, Thelma Tigert

THIGPEN, THELMA TIGERT                                                       August 28, 1920 – July 21, 2005

Services for Mrs. Thelma Tigert Thigpen, 84, of Omaha, were Sunday, July 24, 2005, at Nail-Haggard Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lynn Loe officiating.  Mrs. Thigpen was born August 28, 1910, in Omaha.  She died Thursday, July 21, 2005, in Omaha.  She was a homemaker and member of Rocky Branch Baptist Church.  Survivors include one son, Michael Thigpen; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and James Meadows, all of Omaha; three brothers, Dale Tigert of Beaumont, Bobby Tigert of Fayetteville, NC, and Norris Tigert of Mt. Pleasant; two sisters, Allie Tosh of Mt. Pleasant and Sue Gossett of Pittsburg; eight grandchildren, Ann Casey, Michael Johnson, Pam Meadows, Jimmy and Laurie Meadows, Kenny Thigpen, Sherry Thigpen and Lisa Betts; 11 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Thigpen; and two sons, Jerry and Kenneth Thigpen.  Interment was at Spring Hill Cemetery.     (NW Row 1)

Tindall, Daisy Lee Davis

TINDALL, DAISY LEE DAVIS                                                        December 19, 1910 – May 1, 2005

Services for Mrs. Daisy Lee Tindall, 94, of Friendswood, formerly of Omaha, were Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home in Friendswood with the Rev. Norman Fry officiating.  Mrs. Tindall was born December 19, 1910, in Omaha.  She died Sunday, May 1, 2005, at her home.  She attended Omaha School in her early teens, moved to Glen Rose, where she graduated valedictorian of her class, attended Clifton Lutheran College and represented Glen Rose in the Miss Texas Pageant in 1929.  She maintained homes in Corpus Christi and Omaha from 1980 until 2001.  She lived the last four years of her life in Friendswood where she was close to her children.  She was a lifetime member of OSO Chapter No. 868 Order of the Eastern Star and proud member of the Daughters of the Confederacy.  Survivors include her sons, Richard A. Tindall of Friendswood and Harry Lee Tindall of Houston; beloved daughters-in-law, Leola Hill Hancock and Marian Tindall; grandchildren, Richard Keith Tindall,  Geneva Gail Tindall, Jennifer Tindall Adams, Margaret Tindall Vera, Angela Crumley, Sky Hansen and Katie Heckel; great-grandchildren, Tindall Elizabeth Adams, William Dees Adams, Emeline Elsie Crumley, John G. Hancock III, Brittany Hancock, Jessie Marie Hancock, David Cody Hancock and Valerie Heckel.  She was the beloved wife of Hattley C. Tindall, who preceded her in death on Thanksgiving Day, 1995.  Interment will be in Omaha Cemetery.  (C Row 28)

Tucker, Willie Dee

TUCKER, WILLIE DEE                                                                    August 19, 1914 – November 22, 2005

Services for Mrs. Willie Dee Tucker, 91, of Omaha, were Friday, November 25, 2005, at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lanny Peek officiating.  Mrs. Tucker was born August 19, 1914, in Omaha.  She died Tuesday, November 22, 2005, in Longview.  She was a member of First Baptist Church, a homemaker and a lifetime resident of Omaha.  Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Frankie Tucker of Omaha; two daughters and son-in-law, Carolyn and Anthony Richards of Longview and Kate Falls of Lake Jackson; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim; and two grandsons, Tony and Joel.  Interment was at Omaha Cemetery.   (G Row 14)

Walker, Russell E.

WALKER, RUSSELL E.                                                                    November 17, 1925 – January 31, 2005

Graveside services for Mr. Russell E. Walker, 79, of Naples, will be conducted today, Thursday, February 3, 2005, at 1 pm, at Spring Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Lanny Peek officiating.  Mr. Walker was born November 17, 1925, in Tishomingo, OK.  He died Monday, January 31, 2005, in Longview.  He was a retired carpenter, a World War II veteran, a member of the Naples Church of Christ and a longtime resident of Naples.  Survivors include one daughter, Wysandra sue Walker of Salem, W VA; one sister, Jearldine Nowak of Longview; one sister-in-law, Nancy Walker of Eustace; and a number of nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Mae; his parents, Ruil and Juanita Walker; and a brother, Morris C. Walker.  (SE Row 1)

Warren, Mattie

WARREN, MATTIE                                                                          July 26, 1925 – July 27, 2005

Services for Mrs. Mattie Warren, 80, of Naples, will be conducted Saturday, August 6, 2005, at 1 pm, at Morning Star Baptist Church with her son, the Rev. Carl Hannah officiating.  Mrs. Warren was born July 26, 1925, in Morris Co.  She died July 27, 2005, at Omaha Healthcare Center.  She was a nurses’ aide, member of Morning Star Baptist Church and a lifetime resident of Naples.  Survivors include her husband, A. C. Warren; one son, the Rev. Carl Hannah; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by three sons; three brothers; three sisters; and her parents.  Interment will be at Morning Star Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

Webster, Melba Lou McCollum Melba Lou (McCollum) Webster, born December 11, 1940 in  Omaha, Texas to Marvin D. and  Dovie  (Boozer) McCollum, died December 7, 2005 at her residence in Bridgeport, Texas.  Services were Saturday, December 10, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at the Bible Baptist Church in Bridgeport.  Minister was Dr. Dick Webster, assisted by Dennis Webster.  Interment was at Concord Cemetery ,  Omaha, Texas.  Mrs. Webster is survived by her husband Floyd Dale Webster whom she married in Kilgore, Texas 1966. She is also survived by four sons Bobby, Gregg and Timmy Webster of Mount Pleasant and Kenny Webster of Flower Mound; one sister Dorothy Gaddis of Duncanville and one brother M. D. McCollum of Mount Pleasant; nine (9) grandchildren and one (1) great-grandchild.  Pallbearers were Jases Brown, Wade Brown, Billy Adams, Vernon Marshall, William Burris and Ken Brinson.
Welsh, Katherine Thigpen

WELSH, KATHERINE THIGPEN                                                       October 11, 1920 – September 28, 2005

Services for Mrs. Katherine Welsh, 84, of Naples, were Friday, September 30, 2005, at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lanny Peek officiating.  Mrs. Welsh was born October 11, 1920, in Omaha.  She died Wednesday, September 28, 2005, in Omaha.  She was a homemaker and member of First United Methodist Church in Naples.  Survivors include three nephews, Bud Joyner and Johnny Joyner, both of Omaha and James Thigpen of Ft. Worth; one niece, Nan Robison of  Marietta; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Mitchell ‘Skeet’ Welsh in 1990; and her parents, James and Josie Price Thigpen.  Interment was at Omaha Cemetery.  (J Row 4 BL 16)

Whetstone, Godfrey

WHETSTONE, GODFREY                                                                   August 18, 1922 – June 11, 2005

Graveside services for Mr. Godfrey Whetstone, 71, of Naples, were Saturday, June 18, 2005, at Morning Star Cemetery with the Rev. Don A. Hill officiating.  Mr. Whetstone was born August 18, 1933, in Naples.  He died Saturday, June 11, 2005 in Pittsburg.  He was a sawmill worker and a lifetime resident of the Naples area.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.  Survivors include one daughter, Linda Faye Whetstone of CA; two sisters, Lovie V. Jones and Arthur Mae Boyd, both of Ft. Worth; and one grandchild.  Pallbearers included Keith Whetstone, Marcus Barber, Brian Kneeland, Tecole Anderson, Broderick Barber, Ronald Jackson and James Willis.  (Location Unknown)

Whetstone, Otha

WHETSTONE, OTHA                                                                            September 28, 1929 – June 16, 2005

Services for Mrs. Otha Whetstone, 74, of Naples will be Saturday, June 25, 2005, at 1 pm, at Morning Star Baptist Church.  Mrs. Whetstone was born September 28, 1929 in Naples.  She died Thursday, June 16, 2005 in Naples.  She was retired from Lone Star Steel, member of Morning Star Baptist Church and a lifetime resident of Naples.  Survivors include her husband, William Whetstone of Naples; two sons, George Murphy of Texarkana and Michael Lovelace of Naples; one sister, Versie Conway; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.  Interment was at Morning Star Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

Whetstone, Steve Bernard

WHETSTONE, STEVIE BERNARD                                                        February 8, 1961 – August 27, 2005

Services for Mr. Stevie Bernard Whetstone, 43, of Naples, will be conducted Saturday, September 4, 2004 at 11 am at New Testament Baptist Church with the Rev. Joe Rochelle officiating.  Mr. Whetstone was born February 8, 1961 in Atlanta to Carolyn and Benny Whetstone.  He died Friday, August 27, 2004 in Mt. Pleasant.  He graduated from Pewitt High School, was a US Army veteran and member of New Testament Baptist Church.  Survivors include one daughter, Shalonda Whetstone of Daingerfield; two sons, Stevie Whetstone of Daingerfield and Joshua Whetstone of Austin; his mother, Carolyn Faye Whetstone of Naples; his father, Billy Whetstone, Sr. of Killeen; grandmothers, Jimmie Payne of Naples and Lottie Whetstone of Topeka, KS; six brothers and sisters-in-law, Billy Whetstone, Jr. of Naples, Ronald and Kim Whetstone, Michael Whetstone and Darrell and Robbie Whetstone, all of Topeka, KS; Anthony and Rennee Whetstone of Texarkana and Keith Whetstone of Killeen; four sisters and brother-in-law, Shawna Whetstone of Naples, Rolanda and Robert Peoples of Longview, Elizabeth Whetstone of Dallas and Michelle Whetstone of Killeen; and a host of other relatives and friends.  Pallbearers will include Barry Whetstone, Robert Peoples, Lawrence Betts, Brian Hill, Bobby Whetstone, Jr. and Jermaine Whetstone.  Honorary pallbearers will include Gregory Payne, Ronald Whetstone, James Payne, Billy Whetstone, Jr., Darrell Whetstone, Bobby Whetstone, Sr., Weldon Wilkerson and Johnny Thomas.  Interment will be at Morning Star Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

Whiteaker, Travis Oran

WHITEAKER, TRAVIS ORAN                                                              March 29, 1931 – January 10, 2005

Services for Mr. Oran Whiteaker, 73, of Humble, were Friday, January 14, 2005, at Daniels Chapel Methodist Church with the Rev. Lanny Peek officiating.  Mr. Whiteaker was born March 29, 1931, in Midland.  He died Monday, January 10, 2005, in Houston.  He was a retired florist and a veteran.  Survivors include his wife, Peggy Williams Whiteaker of Humble; one son, Bobby Whiteaker of Humble; one daughter and son-in-law, Jeana Gail and Ric Vanover of Humble; five sisters, Inez Osborn of Washougal, WA, Geraldine Winn of Arlington, JoAnn Jones of New Braunfels, Sue Waldon of Odessa and Bonnie Tilley of Arlington; three grandsons, Blake, Bryan and Britt Vanover; and five great-grandchildren.  Interment was at Spring Hill Cemetery near Naples.   (LOCATION UNKNOWN)

Witt, Jimmy

WITT, JIMMY                                                                                          March 21, 1943 – January 19, 2005

Services for Mr. Jimmy Witt, 61, of Omaha, were Saturday, January 22, 2005, at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel.  Military services were conducted by a military Honor Guard from Hughes Springs, under the direction of Mr. Charles Wallace.  Mr. Witt was born March 21, 1943, in Omaha.  He died Wednesday, January 19, 2005, in Mt. Pleasant.  He was a rural mail carrier, a Vietnam veteran, a member of the First Baptist Church, member of the Texas Rural Letter Carriers and a lifetime resident of Omaha.  Survivors include his mother, June Brown Witt of Omaha; two sisters, DeEtte Witt Endsley and Diane Witt, both of Omaha; one brother, Stanley Witt of Grand Prairie; nieces and nephews, Kyle Nieman, Phillip Endsley, Cliff Witt, Lana Witt Bray, Dan Nieman, Erin Endsley Landrum, Clay Witt and Tammy Bledsoe; a special great-nephew, Alston James Landrum.  Interment was at Omaha Cemetery.  Pallbearers included Phillip Endsley, Clay Witt, Paul Witt, Dan Nieman, Doyce Martin, Mickey Charlton, William Pope and Billy Richardson.  (J Row 7 BL 17)

Woodard, Shirley M. Lewis

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

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

 

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