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Barnett, Roy T.

BARNETT, Roy T.                                                                                         November 17, 1937 – March 11, 2006

Services for Mr. Roy T. Barnett, 68, of Omaha, were Wednesday, March 15, 2006, at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Doug Freeman officiating.  Mr. Barnett was born Nov. 17, 1937, in Bonham.  He died Saturday, March 11, 2006, at Baylor Regional Medical Center in Plano.  He was a retired heavy equipment painter for Latourneau Industries, a veteran of the US Army, 1956-1958, a Methodist and member of the Moose Lodge.  Survivors include his wife, Hassie Barnett of Omaha; two sons, Roy A. Barnett of Omaha and Bobby Cason of Las Vegas, NV; one daughter and son-in-law, Annetta and Guy Prins of Mountain View, AR; dear friend, Kenneth Heard of Mt. Pleasant; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by three sons, Dewayne Barnett, Scottie L. McKee and Terry Lee McKee; one brother, Elvie Lee Barnett; and one sister, Helen Ophelia Porter.  Interment was at Snow Hill Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant.  (Location Unknown)

Boozer, James Bowden "J. B." Services for James Bowden “J.B.” Boozer, 81, of Omaha, were Monday, December 18, 2006 at Concord Baptist Church with the Reverends Nolan Richey, Oscar Smart and Rodney Richey officiating.  Mr. Boozer was born June 10, 1925 in Omaha.  He died Friday, December 15, 2006 at Wadley Hospital, Texarkana, TX.  He was a retired employee of Colgin Company and in the grocery business.  He was a member and deacon of the Concord Baptist Church and a former resident of DeSota, TX.  He was a World War II Veteran, having served in the U. S. Navy.  Survivors include his wife Horton Blair Boozer of Omaha, one sister and brother-in-law, Montine and Wilburn Martin of Longview; one brother and sister-in-law, Vanoy and Helen Boozer of Naples, a number of nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents Troy Lee & Myrtice (Vickers) Boozer and a sister and brother-in-law Josephine (Boozer) Richey & Bill Richey.  Interment was at Concord Cemetery. Row 36 NE.
Bowman, Yvonne Scarborough

BOWMAN, YVONNE SCARBOROUGH                                                  Sep. 5, 1941 – February 7, 2006

Services for Mrs. Yvonne Scarborough Bowman, 64, of Hughes Springs, were to be conducted Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006, at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel with Joseph Pemberton officiating.  Mrs. Bowman was born Sep. 5, 1941, in Nacogdoches.  She died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006, at Omaha Healthcare Center.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.  Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Gaye and Bobby Pemberton of Hughes Springs; mother, Ollie Mae Scarborough of Omaha; brother and sister-in-law, Billy and Glenda Scarborough of Naples; one sister, Corrine Dennis of Naples; three grandchildren and one grandson-in-law, Amanda Pemberton, Kyle Pemberton and Angie and Devin Pellerin; two great-grandchildren, Kayden Deaver and Kamryn Pellerin; and one great-great-grandchild.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Bowman; and a sister, Wilma Jean Cobb.  Interment will be at Spring Hill Cemetery.  (SW Row 5)

Brewster, Richard Alan

Son of Dick and Margie Brester.  Buried Clark Cemetery.  (LOCATION UNKNOWN)

Camp, L. T. Jr.

Services for Mr. L. T. Camp Jr., of Daingerfield, were Friday, June 30, 2006, at the Daingerfield Church of Christ with Norman Miller and Tim Gibbs officiating.  Mr. Camp was born February 16, 1920, in Morris County.  He died June 27, 2006, in Daingerfield.  He was a member of the Daingerfield Church of Christ, a graduate of Texas A&M University, a veteran of the US Army, an ASCA retiree, and a local rancher.  He was preceded in death on April 26, 2003, by his wife of 60 years, Annie Jo Camp; a brother, Raymond Camp; and a sister, Beatrice Smith.  Survivors include his daughter, Nesha Camp of Daingerfield; granddaughters, Shana Gray of West Virginia, and Chelsea Lyles of Daingerfield; and a great-granddaughter, Katie Lyles of Daingerfield. Interment was in the Daingerfield Cemetery under the direction of Nail-Haggard Funeral Home.  (OLD Sec D Row 11)

Campbell, Roderick

CAMPBELL, RODERICK                                                                         January 10, 1936 – June 6, 2006

Graveside services for Mr. Roderick Campbell, 70, of Omaha, were Wednesday, June 7, 2006, at Omaha Cemetery with the Rev. Tim Edwards officiating.  Mr. Campbell was born January 10, 1936, in IN.  He died Tuesday, June 6, 2006, in Omaha.  He was retired from security work, had served in the US Army, was a longtime resident of Omaha and former resident of Ontario, CA.  Survivors include one sister-in-law, Sherry Novak of Omaha; and a nephew, Michael A. Novak of Spokane, WA.  (Location Unknown)

Cannon, William Thomas

CANNON, WILLIAM THOMAS                                                              January 21, 1916 – January 15, 2006

Services for William Thomas (Will T) Cannon, 89, of Dallas, formerly of Naples, were January 21, 2006, in Dallas at the Acts Baptist Church with Pastor T. J. Prince officiating.  Mr. Cannon was born January 21, 1916, to the parentage of James (Jim) and Mollie Cannon of Naples.  He died January 15, 2006 at Baylor Hospital in Dallas.  He attended Naples Public Schools and retired from LTV in Dallas after 20 years.  He served as a deacon at the Good Street Baptist Church under the pastorage of Dr. C. A. W. Clark until his health failed.  Preceding Mr. Cannon in death were his parents, a daughter, Wilma cannon; his step-mother who raised him, Susie Ellen Cannon; seven sisters; and five brothers.  Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Rhoades and Mary Griffin of Dallas; one son and daughter-in-law, Lee and Henrietta Griffin of Garland; three sisters, Edwina Scales of Oxnard, CA, Mary Ellen Maxwell of Winnetka, CA, and Jimmie Payne of Naples; two brothers, Alfred Cannon of Omaha, and Waylon Cannon of Fontana, CA; and a number of grandchildren, nephews, nieces and other relatives and friends.  Interment was in the Morning Star Cemetery at Naples.  (Location Unknown)

Catlett, Henry Jr.

CATLETT, HENRY, JR.                                                                            March 10, 1921 – February 23, 2006

Services for Mr. Henry Catlett, Jr., 84, of Omaha, were February 27, 2006, at the Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Naples, with the Rev. Andy Andrews and the Rev. Keith Lauter officiating.  Mr. Catlett was born march 10, 1921, in Holly Grove, AR.  He died Thursday, February 23, 2006.  He was a retired soil conservationist with the USDA, a veteran of World War II and the Korean War where he served with the Sea Bees in the US Navy, a member of the First Baptist Church, the David Elliott Masonic Lodge, and the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #997.  He was a Shriner and past president of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees Chapter in Mt. Pleasant, and was a longtime resident of Omaha.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Flossie Catlett; his father, Henry Catlett; brothers, Richard, Vernon, Don and Curtiss; and a son, David Lee Catlett.  Survivors include his wife, Hellon Catlett of Omaha; one son and daughter-in-law, Lloyd and Sylvia Catlett of Daingerfield; two daughters and a son-in-law, Susan and Paul Story of Camden, AR, and Mary Carley of Omaha; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Tom and Estelle Catlett of Clarendon, AR, and Paul and Glenda Catlett of Hot Springs, AR; one sister, Betty McMullan of Phoenix, AZ; and grandchildren, Valerie Mickelsen, Joel Catlett, Krystal Story, Katherine Carley and Janelle Carley.  Interment was in the Omaha Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Service of Naples, and serving as pallbearers were Maborn Gray, Glen Gray, Austin Womack, Wally Craft, Bo Collins, Toby Culver and Berl Munn.   (L Row 3 BL 34)

Charlton, Arlene Dial

CHARLTON, ARLENE DIAL                                                                 July 30, 1926 – February 4, 2006

Graveside services for Mrs. Arlene Charlton, 79, of Cookville, were Monday, February 6, 2006, at Omaha Cemetery with the Rev. Lanny Peek officiating.  Mrs. Charlton was born July 30, 1926, in Marietta.  She died Saturday, February 4, 2006, at Titus Regional Medical Center in Mt. Pleasant.  She was a homemaker, member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Omaha and was a Ladies Auxiliary volunteer at Titus Regional Medical Center for many years.  Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Suzanne Charlton of Cookville; two sons-in-law, Ronnie Hawkins of Omaha and Chad Betts of Mt. Pleasant; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Jerri and Bill Neal of Ft. Worth and Muriel Elkins of Minden, LA; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Manuel Charlton in 1992, two daughters, Ann Hawkins in 2002; Judy Betts in 2004; two sons, Gay Charlton in 1972 and James Charlton.  (E Row 7)

Coffey, Curtis

COFFEY, CURTIS                                                                                    August 26, 1919 – December 28, 2006

Services for Mr. Curtis Coffey, 87, of Naples, were Saturday, January 6, 2007, at Omaha First Baptist Church with the Rev. C. L. Moore officiating.  Mr. Coffey was born August 26, 1919, in Linden.  He died Thursday, December 28, 2006 at Titus Regional Medical Center in Mt. Pleasant.  He attended Morris County Schools, served in the US Army and was retired, was a member of Omaha First Baptist Church and had made his home in Naples for the past 30 years.  Survivors include one step-son, Billy C. Heath; one daughter, Berma Runnels; five step-daughters, Maggie Sierra, Stella Evans, Martis Black, Barbara Coffey and Marilyn Flake; special sister, Ruth Hood; special brother Willie D. Harris; three grandchildren; 19 step-grandchildren; and 39 step-great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; two sisters; and two brothers.  Interment was at Bellheaven Cemetery.  Pallbearers included Michael Runnels, Harold Ervin, Thomas Heath, Lourenza Coffey, Zebbie Heath and Alfred Mitchell.  (Location Unknown)

Coffey, Helen Marie

COFFEY, HELEN MARIE                                                                      June 20, 1955 – July 14, 2006

Services for Ms. Helen Marie Coffey, 51, of Naples, were July 22, 2006, at Norris Curry CME Church in Naples, with the Rev. Harold Wright officiating.  Ms. Coffey was born June 20, 1955 in Naples.  She died July 14, 2006, at Titus Regional Medical Center in Mt. Pleasant.  She was a member of the Methodist Church, and she was a cook.  Survivors include four sons, Justin, Kerrie and Kevin, all of Naples, and Adrian of Arlington; one daughter, Lakesha of Naples; her mother, S. L. Hawkins of Naples; two brothers, Tommie Hawkins of Naples, and George R. Coffey of Arlington; three sisters, Sylblene Hawkins, Charlene Hawkins and Burnett Coffey, all of Naples; two grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.  Interment was in the Morning Star Cemetery at Naples under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home.  (Location Unknown)

Cummings, Grady Dean

CUMMINGS, GRADY DEAN                                                                 July 7, 1952 – October 6, 2006

Services for Mr. Grady Dean Cummings, 54, of Omaha, were Saturday, October 14, 2006, at Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. W. L. Chism officiating.  Mr. Cummings was born July 7, 1952 in Pittsburg, to Oreve Peoples and Grady Cummings.  He died Friday, October 6, 2006 at his home.  He was employed at Lone Star Steel Company as a crane operator and was a member of Living Green Baptist Church in Pittsburg.  Survivors include his wife, Mary C. Cummings of Omaha; two daughters, Brittney Cummings of Omaha and Tina Brown Peters of Dallas; two sons, Matthew of Omaha and Kelvin of Dallas; two step-children, Quintodd Lewis of Rowlett and Nola Lewis of Omaha; seven grandchildren; his mother, Oreva Cummings of Pittsburg; two sisters, Alice Hill and Blondell Cummings; two brothers, Bennie R. Cummings and L. T. Peoples, all of Pittsburg; four aunts, Mary Alice Bennett, Marthel Modkins, Mable Williams and Geraldine Sadberry; two uncles, Morris Peoples and Willie James Peoples; great-uncle, Goree Johnson; and numberous relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his father, Grady Cummings.  Interment was at Bellheaven Cemetery.  Pallbearers included Robert Cummings Jr., Rickey Peoples, Michael Bennett, Bobby R. Doddy, Thomas People, Aubrey Hill, Larry Cummings and LeDell Johnson.  Honorary pallbearers included Kelvin Cummings, Matthew Cummings, Darryl Peters, Willie J. Peoples, Morris Peoples Sr., Charles Rogers, Larry Peoples, Morris Rogers, Bennie R. Cummings, Tim Montgomery, Quinn Lewis, Steve McNary, Jackie McNary, Andrea McNary, Marlon Peoples and Morris Peoples, Jr.  (Location Unknown)

Davis, Alice Gunn

DAVIS, ALICE GUNN                                                                           July 24, 1918 – November 4, 2006

Services for Mrs. Alice Davis, 88, of Omaha, were Tuesday, November 7, 2006, at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel.  Mrs. Davis was born July 24, 1918, in Providence Community, to Lena and Walter Gunn.  She died Saturday, November 4, 2006, at Omaha Healthcare Center where she had resided since September 2000.  She married Dick Davis on Christmas Eve, 1938, and spent the next 50 years in Omaha, where they raised their two sons, Joe Lane and Jerrol.  She taught piano in her home to numerous students young and old for more than two decades.  She regularly hosted musical recitals and played the organ at the First United Methodist Church in Omaha where she taught Sunday school for 30-plus years.  Mrs. Davis was a remarkable influence on the community in that she believed that everyone who loved music could learn to play.  She began formally studying music in the 1960s and worked her way through the collegiate level in the National Piano Guild certifications.  Survivors include one son and his wife, Jerrol Davis and Glenna Chappell of Austin; four grandchildren, Melissa Kartan of Steamboat Springs, CO, Matthew Davis and Cheyenne Davis, both of Dallas, and Ashley Davis of Pittsburg, CA; one sister, Mary Lou Nix of Daingerfield; two nephews, Mike Gunn and Walter R. Gunn; five nieces, Sara Watts Safar, Rosemary Wander, Harriett Gunn, Jessie Gunn and Doris Fowler.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, J. M. ‘Dick’ Davis; and one son, Joe Lane Davis.  Interment was at Omaha Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Joe Lane Davis scholarship fund at Northeast University in Talequah, OK, 918-456-5611.  (J Row 2 BL 12)

Ferguson, Jimmy Graveside services for Jimmy Ferguson, age 61, were Thursday, August 10, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. with Bro. Dwaine Higgins presiding.   Mr. Ferguson was born April 12, 1945 in Pittsburg, TX.  He was an employee of Lone Star.  A  resident of Cookville, TX and  a member of Dellwood  Baptist Church, Mount Pleasant, TX.  Pallbearers were Gene Hall, Leo Schakel, Tracy Finigan, John McCollum, Jason Edwards and Justin Edwards.  Mr. Ferguson is survived by his parents O. R. Ferguson and Connie (Smith) Ferguson of Mount Pleasant, TX; sons James, Adam and Ryan Ferguson of Phoenix, AZ and a sister and brother-in-law Sue and Billy Edwards of Cookville, TX.
Ferrell, June Forrest Farrier

FERRELL, JUNE FORREST FARRIER                                              June 1, 1925 – December 31, 2006

Mrs. June Ferrell was born June 1, 1925, in Omaha.  She passed away at her home Sunday, December 31, 2006.  June was a descendant of a prominent pioneering family in East Texas.  Her family founded the OMAHA BREEZE newspaper, and she had many fond memories of roaming her family’s peach orchards.  June was a proud graduate of the Omaha High School Indians, Class of 1942, where she was a cheerleader, secretary/treasurer of the pep squad, member of the Future Home Makers of Texas Club and author of the Scandal Sheet.  She loved attending her high school reunions and visiting with her classmates and dear friends from her hometown.  She married James M. ‘Jimmie’ Ferrell on April 7, 1946, and they resided in Houston where their three sons were born.  In 1963, they moved to Beaumont and owned and operated Jim’s Drive-In Grocery Stores.  June was active in the sports activities of her sons and grandchildren, and participated in the French High School Booster Club, North Ean Little League, and was always on the road attending baseball, basketball and football games.  June loved the beach, and the family had a beach house at Crystal Beach for many years.  Jimmie, June and the boys joined North End Methodist Church when they moved to Beaumont, which later became Wesley United Methodist Church.  Over the years since, she was a member of the Fidelis Class, served several terms on the administrative board and numerous committees.  June is survived by two sons, Jim Ferrell, Jr., and his wife, Sandy of Port Neches and Mark Ferrell and his wife Sandi of Beaumont; nine grandchildren, Samuel Scott Ferrell, Benjamin Thomas Ferrell, Kristen Ann Ferrell, Nicholas James Dawson, Katie Ann Ferrell Hughes and her husband Aaron, Andrew Ferrell, Steven Brooke Ferrell, Ryan Forrest Ferrell and Jamie Marie Ferrell; one great-granddaughter, Nixie Ann Hughes; nieces, nephews and many special friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Edwin Forrest Farrier and Vida Mae Farrier; three sisters, Gena Wallace, Willie Harris and Nancy Fry; one son, Scott Ferrell in 1981; and her husband, James M. ‘Jimmie’ Ferrell, Sr. in 2000.  Funeral services were Thursday, January 4, 2007, at Wesley United Methodist Church in Beaumont under the direction of Broussard’s Mortuary in Beaumont.  Graveside services were that afternoon at Magnolia Springs Cemetery in Mt. Union.  June had a great love of life, family and her church.  She was always quick to respond to the needs of others, share a favorite recipe or just be there for you when you needed her.  She gave unselfishly of herself to others, and a smile was the only thanks she needed.

Foster, Louie

FOSTER, LOUIE                                                                                   September 3, 1922 – September 18, 2006

Services for Mr. Louis Foster, 84, of Omaha, were to be conducted, Thursday, September 21, 2006, at 10 am, at the Naples Church of Christ with ministers Roy Foster and Steve Ginn officiating.  Mr. Foster was born September 3, 1922, in Naples.  He died Monday, September 18, 2006, in Mt. Pleasant.  He was a retired employee of Red River Army Depot, a World War II veteran where he served as a medic in the US Army in the European campaign, a member of the Naples Church of Christ and a lifetime resident of the Omaha-Naples area.  Survivors include his wife, Frances Towler Foster of Omaha; three brothers, Leman Foster of Naples, W. G. Foster of Omaha and Roy Foster of Wake Village; one sister, Virginia Jane Boswell of New Boston; and a number of nieces and nephews.  Interment was to be at Omaha Cemetery.  Pallbearers include Buddy Thigpen, Phillip Kelley, Bobby Lineberger, Bud Joyner, Todd Ranes, Mickey Seeley and Johnny Joyner.  (A Row 20)

French, Gerald Joe

FRENCH, GERALD JOE                                                                   February 26, 1935 – February 7, 2006

Services for Mr. Gerald Joe French, 70, of Omaha, were to be conducted today, Thursday, February 9, 2006, at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lynn Loe officiating.  Mr. French was born Feb. 26, 1935, in Nacogdoches.  He died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006, at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler.  His family moved to Daingerfield where he was raised and graduated from Daingerfield High School.  He graduated from SMU School of Engineering in 1959 and earned his master’s degree from SMU in 1963.  He was a mechanical engineer and manager for 35 years with the Lockheed Corp. and retired in 1993, moving to Omaha.  He attended First United Methodist Church in Omaha and was a director for the Naples Library for many years.  Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Sara Jane Giles French of Omaha; two daughters and son-in-law, Kathy and Bobby Thornton of Ft. Worth and Beverly LaBenske of Allen; one son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Stacy French of Midland; one sister and brother-in-law, Marianne and Robert Hammonds of Daingerfield; nephew, Mike Hammonds of Ft. Worth; and six grandchildren.  (J Row 13)

Gaddis, Marshall H. "Sonny" Services for Marshall H. “Sonny” Gaddis, 81, of Duncanville, TX  were  Friday, 2:00 p.m., December 9, 2006 at  Bates-Cooper-Sloan Funeral Chapel in Mount Pleasant, TX with the Rev. Dale Webster officiating..  Interment was at Concord Cemetery, Omaha, TX. Pallbearers were Scott Lane, Bob Perkins, J. W. Brown, E. L. Speedy Thrift, M. D. McCollum, Tony McCollum; honorary pallbearer was Jimmy McCollum.  Mr. Gaddis was born May 13, 1925 and was a Baptist.  He was the former owner of DMG Construction Co, was a Charter Member of the Mt. Pleasant VFW Post 3986 and Duncanville VFW and was a U. S. Navy Veteran of WWII.  He is survived by his wife Dorothy (McCollum) Gaddis of Duncanville, TX; son & daughter-in-law Gary & Candi Gaddis of Palmer, TX; Daughter & son-in-law Dianna & Ronald Biggs of Tyler, TX, grandchildren Amy Hill, Amber Gaddis, Amber Lee Hunt, Morgan Hunt, and great grand children Noah Hill and Morgan Davis; brother-in-laws M. D. McCollum and Dale Webster.  He was preceded in death by his mother Lola (Tucker) Gaddis, father Montsey Hunter Gaddis, sister Ollie Woodard, sister-in-law Melba Webstar and brother-in-law Albert “Mac” McCollum. Row 39 NE
Garrett, Royce "Bill"

GARRETT, ROYCE “BILL”                                                                  July 29, 1921 – October 23, 2006

Services for Mr. Royce “Bill” Garrett, 85, of Naples were to be conducted, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006, at 2 pm, at Rocky Branch Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Neeley and Rev. James Hinkle officiating.  Mr. Garrett was born July 29, 1921, in Pittsburg.  He died Monday, Oct. 23, 2006, at Omaha Healthcare.  He was a World War II US Navy veteran, serving from Sept. 9, 1941, to Dec. 23, 1945.  He married Merle Jean Thigpen on June 16, 1972, and had shared 34 years together.  He retired from C&H Transportation Co. in Dallas, after 20 years of employment.  He moved to Naples with his wife in 1980.  Together they owned and operated J&B Consultants for another 20 years before retirement.  He was a member of Rocky Branch Missionary Baptist Church.  Survivors include his wife, Merle Jean Garrett of Naples; one stepson, Robert E Kennedy Jr. of Jacksonville, FL; one stepdaughter and her husband, Betty Jean Williams and Martin Tsosie of Garland; one brother-in-law and his wife, Tony and Sherri Thigpen of Naples; one sister-in-law and her husband, Debbie and Charles Vaughn of Daingerfield; two grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and two step great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by a son, James Royce Garrett in 1985; and two brothers.  Interment was to be at Spring Hill Cemetery.  (NE Row 9)

Gibbs, Troy Lee

GIBBS, TROY LEE                                                                                August 17, 1933 – November 7, 2006

Memorial services for Mr. Troy Lee Gibbs, 73, of Naples, will be conducted  at 2 pm, Friday, Nov. 24, 2006, at the Paul Pewitt High School Auditorium.  A lunch for the family will be hosted at 12 noon.  Visitation with the family will begin at 1 pm in the high school cafeteria and memorial services at 2 in the auditorium.  Mr. Gibbs was born Aug. 17, 1933, in Naples, to Edna and Orb Gibbs, during the middle of the Great Depression.  He overcame this earthly life on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006, in Naples.  He lived a lifetime at Rocky Branch and was a member of the Southside Church of Christ in Mt. Pleasant.  He was a retired employee of Lone Star Steel Co., a member of the Steelworkers Union Local 4134, Belden Masonic Lodge, a 32nd degree York Rite and Master Mason.  Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Maurine Gibbs of Naples; one son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Wendy Gibbs of Austin; one daughter and son-in-law, Lesa and Gregg Powell of Ft. Worth; four grandchildren, Jim Gibbs of Texas A&M, Kay Lee Gibbs of Abilene ACU, Garrett “The Kid” Powell and Marissa “Tigger” Powell, both of Ft. Worth; two brothers, Boyd Gibbs of Simms and Jerry Gibbs of Longview; and one sister; Peggy Barber of Columbia, MS.  Interment was at Spring Hill Cemetery near Rocky Branch.  (Location Unknown)

Gill, Mary Alice Ward Mary Alice Ward Gill, 78, of Mount Pleasant, TX. died April 1, 2005 in Mount 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 & Roland Smith of Tucson, AZ and Ouida & Steve Wallace of Mount 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.  Arrangements were by Bates-Cooper Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant, TX. 
Glover, E. W. "Sarge"

GLOVER, E. W. (SARGE)                                                                   February 20, 1912 – November 2, 2006

Services for Mr. E. W. ‘Sarge’ Glover, 89, of Omaha, were Sunday, November 5, 2006, at the First United Methodist Church of Omaha with the Rev. Lynn Loe officiating.  Mr. Glover was born February 20, 1912, in Deport.  He died Thursday, November 2, 2006, in Mt. Pleasant.  He was retired from Lone Star Steel Co., a retired law enforcement officer, an Army veteran of World War II, and a member of the David Eilliott Masonic Lodge and First United Methodist Church.  He was a longtime resident of Omaha.  Survivors include his wife, Wanda Glover of Omaha; one daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Lee Bowles of Sherman; one daughter-in-law, Mary Glover of Burlingame, KS; seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two step-daughters, Sara Chalk of Big Sandy and Debora Gayle Munoz of Houston; four stepsons, Aubrey Tisdale of Betty, William Tisdale of Ingram, Johnny Tisdale of Austin and Kenneth Tisdale of Grander; and one brother, Carmen L. Glover, of Longview, WA.  He was preceded in death by one son, Wayne Glover; and a grandson, Michael Lee Bowles.  Interment was at Omaha Cemetery.    (H Row 3)

Griffin, Loretta Evelyn

GRIFFIN, LORETTA EVELYN                                                         September 20, 1918 – June 8, 2006

Services for Mrs. Loretta Evelyn Griffith, 87, of Naples, were Saturday, June 10, 2006, at First United Methodist Church in Naples with the Rev. Tim Edwards officiating.  Mrs. Griffin was born Sept. 20, 1918, in Philadelphia, PA.  She died Thursday, June 8, 2006, in Longview.  She was a retired teacher, member of the First United Methodist Church, Order of the Eastern Star, Delta Kappa Gamma and Jonquil Garden Club.  She served as a wave in WWII training pilots in instrument flying and was a longtime resident of Naples.  Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, James and Dianne Griffin of Kilgore; two grandsons and granddaughters-in-law, Jeffry Scott and Suzanne Griffin of McKinney and John David and Jodi Griffin of Longview; one brother, Edwin Stafford of Cloucester City, NJ; five great-grandsons, Patrick, Zachary, Anthony, Michael and Andrew Griffin.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James Griffin.  Interment was at Spring Hill Cemetery.  (SW Row 8)

Hampton, Robert Marlin

Services for Mr. Robert Marlin Hampton, 72, of Daingerfield, were Wednesday, March 22, 2006, at Daingerfield Church of Christ with Norman Miller and Tim Gibbs officiating.  Mr. Hampton was born January 15, 1934, Cornett.  He died Sunday, March 19, 2006, surrounded by his loving family.  He was a graduate of Hughes Springs High School, was an employee of Lone Star Steel for 42 years during which time he, in addition to several other offices, served as president of the United Steel Workers Union, local 4134, from 1985 to 1991.  He retired from Lone Star in 1996.  Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Cynthia, of Daingerfield; two daughters and son-in-law, Julia Wolfswinkel of Frisco and Becky and Don Erdek of Forney; one son and daughter-in-law, Maxie and Laurie Laney of Daingerfield; six grandchildren, Dustin and Dylan Erdek, Lindsey, Jordan and Jansen Laney and Zachary Laney; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Annie and Albert Crossland of Naples, Ima Jean Davis of Marshall, Evelyn and Leonard Jacobs and Lavern and Cotton Vaughan, all of Hughes Springs; three brothers and sisters-in-law, George Weldon and Margie Hampton of Hughes Springs, Auvis and Jean Hampton of Omaha and Alvis Hampton of Jefferson.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruth and George Hampton, one son, Jeff Laney; and two brothers, Morris Hampton and Lawrence Hampton.  Interment was at Daingerfield Cemetery. (Location Unknown)

Hartgrove, Henry Daniel

HARTGROVE, HENRY DANIEL                                                      April 22, 1926 - Feb 26, 2006

Services for H. D. “Daddy Dee” Hartgrove. 79, of Omaha, were March 1, 2006, at the Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Naples, with the Rev. Charles Paschall officiating.  Mr. Hartgrove was born April 22, 1926, in Omaha.  He died February 26, 2006, at Van Alstyne, TX.  He was a retired building superintendent, a veteran of World War II where he served in the Pacific, receiving a Purple Heart medal, and was a longtime resident of Omaha.  He was a Christian of the Baptist faith.  Preceding him in death was his wife, Jonnie Hartgrove.  Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Gwen and Charles Paschall of Overton, TX, Becky and Larry Farrah of Red Oak, TX, and Gail Butler of Melissa, TX; a sister, Thelma Woodall of Daingerfield; a brother, Weldon Hartgrove of Killeen, TX; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.  Interment was in the Omaha Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Service of Naples.   (L Row 5 BL 31)

Harvey, Marshall H.

HARVEY, MARSHALL H.                                                                   January 2, 1923 – June 24, 2006

Funeral services for Mr. Marshall H. Harvey, 83, of Mt. Pleasant, formerly of Naples, were Wednesday, June 28, 2006, at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Naples, with the Rev. Bob Pearce and the Rev. Barry Brown officiating.  Mr. Harvey was born January 2, 1923, in Naples.  He died June 24, 2006, in Mt. Pleasant.  He was the owner and operator of Harvey’s Body Shop in Naples for a number of years, was a member of the Naples First Baptist Church, and was a World War II veteran.  Preceding Mr. Harvey in death was a son, Marshall Eugene Harvey.  Survivors include his wife, Jo Harvey of Mt. Pleasant; two daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Bobby Moore of Paris, and Marsha and Richard Hall of Mt. Pleasant; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Howard H. “Sonny” Harvey and Cindy, of Burleson, and Rickey Anderson of Denton; four brothers, J. E. Harvey of Kilgore, Thomas Harvey of Ft. Worth, Jack Harvey of Webster, and Greg Harvey of Gilmer; two sisters, Martha Cowan of Gilmer, and Ramona McDavis of Boerne, TX; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  Interment was in the Meadowview Cemetery in Naples under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home.  (Row 3)
Hawkins, Billy

HAWKINS, BILLY                                                                               March 27, 1927 – September 28, 2006

Services for Mr. Billy Hawkins, 79, of Omaha, were Saturday, September 30, 2006, at First Baptist Church of Naples with the Rev. Nolan Richey officiating.  Mr. Hawkins was born March 27, 1927, in Tyler.  He died Thursday, September 28, 2006, in Omaha.  He was a retired employee of Lone Star Steel Co., a World War II veteran having served in the US Navy, a member of Concord Baptist Church, member and past master of the David Elliott Masonic Lodge.  He also served for many years as scout master of Omaha Troop 221 and Paul Pewitt School Board.  He was a longtime resident of Omaha.  Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Becky Hawkins of Mesquite; one daughter and son-in-law, Suzy and David Brooks of Alexandria, LA; two sisters, Jeanne Moore of Tyler and Mary Ann Smith of Marshall; four grandchildren, Jennifer Henry and Michelle McNary of Rockwall, Chad Brooks of Lexington, KY, and Payton McCalmont of Ruston, LA; and two great-grandchildren, Emily and Paige Henry of Rockwall.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Bettye Jane Hawkins.  Interment was at Omaha Cemetery.  (L Row 2 BL 30)

Hill, Leroy

HILL, LEROY                                                                                       June 22, 1963 – May 25, 2006

Services for Mr. Leroy Hill, 42, of Naples, were Wednesday, Mary 31, 2006, at Morning Star Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles E. Williams officiating.  Mr. Hill was born June 22, 1963 in Naples.  He died Thursday, Mary 25, 2006, at East Texas Medical Center.  He attended Paul Pewitt High School, was employed with Bowie-Cass Electric and a lifetime resident of Naples.  Survivors include his mother, Mattie Lee Richmond of Naples; two brothers, Otis Hill and David Hill, both of Naples; and three sisters, Loretta Hill, Mary Hill and Anna Hill, all of Naples.  He was preceded in death by his father; and grandmother.  Interment was at Morning Star Cemetery

in Naples.  (Location Unknown)
Ingram, Clayton

INGRAM, CLAYTON                                                                           December 2, 1921 – July 28, 2006

Services for Mr. Clayton Ingram, 84, of Naples, were Sunday, July 30, 2006, at Naples Church of Christ with Steve Ginn and Clint Davis officiating.  Mr. Ingram was born December 2, 1921, in Winnsboro, LA.  He died Friday, July 28, 2006, in Mt. Pleasant.  He was a retired administrator of East Texas Clinic, a former employee of Lone Star Steel, and a member of the First Baptist Church in Mt. Pleasant, a veteran of World War II and Korea serving in the US Marines and Navy, a Mason and longtime resident of Naples.  Survivors include his wife, Dubie Ingram of Naples; one son and daughter-in-law, Al and Eva Ingram of Ft. Worth; one brother-in-law, O. L. Colley of Mt. Pleasant; five grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.  Interment was at Spring Hill Cemetery.  Pallbearers included Oza Colley, Donald Brock, Doug McEntire, Marc McEntire, Dr. James Griffin and Jody Leeves.  (Location Unknown)

Johnson, Brett Lanier

JOHNSON, BRETT LANIER                                                               April 1, 1983 – February 22, 2006

Services for Brett Lanier Johnson, 22, of Mt. Pleasant, were March 1, 2006, at Mount Moriah Baptist Church of Daingerfield, with the Rev. Bertrain Bailey officiating.  Mr. Johnson was born April 1, 1983, in Longview.  He died February 22, 2006, in Morris County, TX.  He attended Daingerfield-Lone Star High School at Daingerfield.  Survivors include his parents, Bobbie Ann Douglas of Omaha, and George E. Sr., and Mattie Johnson of Mt. Pleasant; three brothers, his twin, Brent Lanier Johnson of Omaha, George Johnson Jr., of Mt. Pleasant, and Joe Morris Johnson of NM; a special friend, Erica Williams of Naples; a brother-in-law, Eldunta Johnson of Jefferson; and a number of other relatives.  Interment was in the Rivers Cemetery at Daingerfield.  (Location Unknown)

Johnson, C. J.

JOHNSON, C. J.                                                                                     September 1, 1922 – May 18, 2006

Services for Mr. C. J. Johnson, 83, of Naples, were Thursday, May 25, 2006, at Mt. Zion CME Church of Daingerfield with the Rev. Sammie Ivory and Rev. Jane Mack Nickleberry officiating.  Mr. Johnson was born September 1, 1922, in Morris County.  He died Thursday, May 18, 2006, at his residence.  He was retired from Lone Star Steel and served in the U. S. Army.  Survivors include his wife, Charlene Johnson of Naples; one son, Paul Johnson of Naples; two daughters, Brenda Colbert of Ft. Worth and Linda Hawkins of Naples; one brother, A. D. Johnson of Daingerfield; two sisters, Dorsie Jones and Lessie Hayden, both of Daingerfield; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one son, James Johnson.  Interment was at Spring Hill Cemetery near Naples.   (BL Row ?)

Johnston, C. W.

Services for Mr. C. W. “Spec” Johnston, 86, of Daingerfield, formerly of Omaha, were Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at Daingerfield Church of Christ with Norman Miller and Tim Gibbs officiating.  Mr. Johnston was born December 21, 1919, in Daingerfield.  He died Saturday, Mary 27, 2006, in Mt. Pleasant.  He was a member of the Church of Christ, a retired car salesman for Connor-Skipper Ford and Glass Chevrolet, worked as a bailiff for Morris County and was a veteran of the US Army.  Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Keith Durrett of Daingerfield; son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Cheryl Johnston of Mt. Pleasant; sister, Mabel Pattillo of Daingerfield; brothers, Bobby Joe Johnston and Carroll Johnston, both of Daingerfield; grandchildren, Lauree Ashley of Texarkana, Amy McCollum of Daingerfield, Eric Johnston, Amanda Johnston, Steven Johnston and Jacob Johnston, all of Mt. Pleasant; great-grandchildren, Cody Satterfield and Brady McCollum, both of Daingerfield, Tyler and Taryn Ashley, both of Texarkana; and several nieces and nephews.  Interment was at the Daingerfield Cemetery. (Location Unknown)

Jones, Gladys

JONES, GLADYS                                                                                  September 27, 1911 – September 17, 2006

Services for MRS. GLADYS JONES, 94, of Daingerfield, were Tuesday, September 19, 2006, at Nail-Haggard Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James Hinkle officiating.  Mrs. Jones was born September 27, 1911, in Cookville.  She died Sunday, September 17, 2006, in Mt Pleasant.

She was a homemaker and a member of Rocky Branch Baptist Church.  Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Jerry Williams of Omaha; one son and daughter-in-law, Loyd and Bette Jones of Daingerfield; seven grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and three great great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Jones; and two sons, Edward and Arlen Jones.  Interment was at Bradfield Chapel Cemetery. (Row 13)

Jones, Rachel Walker

JONES, RACHEL WALKER                                                               July 8, 1925 – January 2, 2006

Services for Mrs. Rachel Walker Jones, 80, of Omaha, were Wednesday, January 4, 2006, at the Concord Baptist Church of Omaha, with the Rev. Nolan Richey and the Rev. Lanny Peek officiating.  Mrs. Jones was born July 8, 1925, in Omaha to Joseph Lawrence and Nannie Sarah Walker.  She died January 2, 2006, in Omaha.  She was a lifetime resident of Omaha, and a member of the Concord Baptist Church.  Survivors include her husband, Rudolph Jones of Omaha; one daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Buddy Boozer of Omaha; one son and daughter-in-law, Rudy and Viv Jones of  Bedford, TX; one granddaughter, Tammy Ewalt of Jacksonville, TX; and one grandson, Bruce Boozer of Pittsburg; seven great-grandchildren, Trey Ewalt, Trevor Ewalt, Talor Ewalt, Cody Williams, Chelsea Ewalt, Deb Southerland and Roger Southerland; and one sister, Eva Combs of Midland, TX.  Interment was in the Omaha Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Service of Naples.  (J Row 8 BL 17)

Kennedy, Ruby Lee Holcombe

KENNEDY, RUBY LEE HOLCOMBE                                                January 16, 2006

Services for Mrs. Ruby Lee Kennedy, of Texarkana, formerly of Omaha, were January 19, 2006, at Williams Memorial United Methodist Church in Texarkana, with the Rev. Danny Wayman and the Rev. John Barfield officiating.  Mrs. Kennedy was born in Bowie Co.  She died January 16, 2006, in a Texarkana hospital.  She had resided in Texarkana for over 27 years.  She was a homemaker and member of the Williams Memorial United Methodist Church where she was a past president of the Upper Room Sunday School Class, a past member of the finance committee and the administrative board for many years.  She was a lifetime member of the United Methodist Women, a member and recording secretary of the Spiritual Life group, the church’s XYZ Group, a member and corresponding secretary for the Salvation Army Ladies Auxiliary, a lifetime member of the PTA, a former Girl Scout leader, and helped organize the Girl Scouts program in Omaha.  She organized and started Mrs. Porter’s School of Dance in Omaha.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Millard E. Kennedy.  Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn Rose and Bonnie Moreland of Texarkana; and a host of special cousins and friends.  Graveside services and interment were January 19, at the Omaha Cemetery under the direction of Texarkana Funeral Home. She was the daughter of Sam P and Vera TISDALE Holcombe        (H Row 5)

Knieff, Hix Marshall

Services for Mr. Hix Marshall Knieff, 99, of Daingerfield, were Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at the Church of Christ with Norman Miller and Tim Gibbs officiating.  Mr. Knieff was born August 19, 1906, in Yale.  He died Saturday, April 15, 2006, in Daingerfield.  He was a member of the Church of Christ, Daingerfield Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, was a banker at the Stat Bank of Omaha and the National Bank of Daingerfield.  Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Pat L and Gwen Knieff of Daingerfield; grandchildren, Michael D. Knieff of Daingerfield; Tonya L Knieff of Texarkana and Darryl W. and wife Darla Knieff of Bedford; eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.  Interment was at Daingerfield Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

Koonce, Edna Mae Finley Funeral services for Edna Mae Finley Koonce, 78, of San Antonio will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, October 23 at the Pinecrest Baptist Church in Linden.  Interment will follow in the Concord Cemetery in Omaha.  Mrs. Koonce was born February 11, 1928 in Huntsville, AL to William and Mary Finley and passed away on October 18 in San Antonio.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Frank C. Koonce, Jr., and two sons, Michael Koonce and Terry Koonce.   Mrs. Koonce is survived by three sons, James Koonce and wife Kathy of Olympia, WA., Richard Koonce and wife C. J. of San Antonio and Kenneth Koonce and companion Rene Pearson of Fouke, AR; two daughters, Debra Stanley and husband Danny of Dallas and Janie Brock and husband Jerry of Linden; 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.  South Section A, Lot 9.
Kourtney, James Earl

KOURTNEY, JAMES EARL                                                               December 18, 1964 – November 30, 2006

Services for Mr. James ‘Cowboy’ Earl Kourtney, 41, of Omaha, were Saturday, December 2, 2006, at South Jefferson Baptist Church with Bro. Tommy Oglesby officiating.  Mr. Kourtney was born December 18, 1964, in Orange, the son of Charolette Davis.  He died Thursday, November 30, 2006, in Tyler.  He graduated from Vidor High School and was a master bricklayer for 20 years.  He was employed at Priefert Manufacturing as a pipefitter.  He relocated to this area after Hurricane Rita devastated the Vidor area.  He was a member of South Jefferson Baptist Church.  Survivors include his wife, Shannon Faith Flowers of Omaha; three sons, Toby Kourtney and Barrett Flowers, both of Omaha, and Tanner Kourtney of Warren; two daughters, Brooke and Morgan Flowers, both of Omaha; his mother, Charolette Davis; one brother, Donald; and two sisters, Shelly and Edith.  Interment was at Mt. Moriah Cemetery.  Pallbearers included Kris Dunn, Pat Honzell, Craig Easley, Dub Watson, Timothy Matlock and George Warren.  Honorary pallbearers included Raymond McCormack, Robby Holcomb, Ron Withers and Bill Priefert.  (Location Unknown)

Lawson, Marion "Shooter"

LAWSON, MARION “SHOOTER”                                                  August 19, 1966 – August 11, 2006

Services for Marion “Shooter” Lawson, 39, of Arlington, TX, originally from Omaha, were Saturday, August 19, 2006, at the Gum Springs CME Church at Douglassville, with the Rev. Q. T. Williams officiating.  Mr. Lawson was born August 19, 1966, in Marietta, TX.  He died August 11, 2006, in the Arlington Medical Center.  He was a graduate of Paul H. Pewitt High School and was employed with Room Store Warehouse in Grand Prairie.  Survivors include one daughter, DeeAndrea Lawson of Kilgore; his mother, the Rev. Q. T. Williams (Jimmie Williams) of Omaha; two brothers, Mario Lawson and Allen Lawson of Omaha; four sisters, Vickie Moore of Texarkana, Rhonda Turner of Naples, and Kristi Nickleberry and Umekia Armour of Mt. Pleasant.  Burial was in the Bellheaven Cemetery at Omaha, under the direction of John R. Harmon Funeral home.  (Location Unknown)

Lee, Harriett

LEE, HARRIETT                                                                                  March 5, 1940 – October 3, 2006

Services for Mrs. Harriett Lee, 66, of Longview, were Thursday, October 5, 2006, at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tim Edwards officiating.  Mrs. Lee was born March 5, 1940, in Wilmer.  She died Tuesday, October 3, 2006, in Longview.  She was a retired insurance agent, a member of the First United Methodist Church  and a former resident of Naples and Dallas.  Survivors include two daughters and son-in-law, Karen and Don Buckles of Dallas and Glenna Lee of Longview; two grandsons, Zachariah Buckles and Kaleb Buckles, both of Dallas; and her ex-husband, Hayden Lee of Lone Star.  (NE Row 7)

Leeves, Ruby "Punch" Wommack

LEEVES, RUBY (PUNCH) WOMMACK                                            January 26, 1916 – Aug 22, 2006

Services for Mrs. Ruby “Punch” Leeves, 90, of Naples, were Thursday, August 24, 2006, at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Naples, with the Rev. Bob Pearce officiating.  Mrs. Leeves was born January 26, 1916, in Marietta.  She died August 22, 2006, at the Omaha HealthCare facility.  She was a homemaker, a member of the First Baptist Church and a lifetime resident of the Naples area.  Preceding her in death were her husband, David Leeves; her parents, James and Ella Wommack; a twin sister, Judy Thigpen; another sister, Mary Rogers; and brothers, Waylon, James and Q. B. Wommack.  Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, David and Paula Leeves of Lufkin; three grandsons, Greg, Jason and Corey Leeves; two great-grandchildren, Madison and Mason Leeves; and a number of nieces and nephews; and two sisters-in-law, Charlene Campbell of Shreveport, LA; and Bonnie Wommack of Naples.   (H. Row 6)

Matthews, Frank McMurtry

MATTHEWS, FRANK MCMURTRY                                                August 9, 1933 – September 24, 2006

Graveside services for Mr. Frank McMurty Matthews, 73, of Daingerfield, were to be conducted today, Thursday, September 28, 2006, at 3 pm at Omaha Cemetery with Bro. Barry Brown officiating and supported by members of three area Masonic Lodges, Belden of Naples, David Elliott of Omaha and Oasis of Daingerfield.  Mr. Matthews was born August 9, 1933, in Electra, to Pauline Elizabeth Matthews and Joe Lee Matthews.  He died Sunday, September 24, 2006.  He married Virgin Lee Booth of Naples and they were married from 1960 until 1999.  He was a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and a retired businessman, being employed by Safeway, Inc. of Dallas, then self-employed in Titus , Cass and Morris counties.  He was active in several Baptist churches.  In the Dallas area he was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, then South Jefferson Baptist Church in Mt. Pleasant and Pleasant Grove Baptist of the Chapel Hill Community in Titus Co.  In Morris Co., he became an ordained deacon at Liberty Baptist Church of Naples.  He later became a member of the First Baptist Church of Naples.  Mr. Matthews was very active in the Masonic activities of three Masonic lodges of Morris Co.  He was an endowed member of each, as well as being an endowed member of the Scottish Rite.  He served as an officer in Oasis Lodge in Daingerfield, David Elliott of Omaha, and was twice Past Master of the Belden Lodge of Naples.  He was also a member of The Grand Lodge of Texas, and an endowed

Member of the Naples Chapter of Eastern Star, and was of service in several officer positions and finally becoming Worthy Patron, the highest office a Master Mason can hold.  Survivors include his son, Larry McMurtry Matthews of Houston; his daughter, Karen Elizabeth Wommack and her husband, Bobby of Naples; a son, David Matthews and his wife, Sherry of Lyman, MS; grandchildren; Jaime Lee Wommack, Jason Matthews, Julie Matthews and Derek Matthews; five other grandchildren by marriage; and one brother, Thomas Lee Bowman Matthews of Mesquite.  Pallbearers were to include Ken Kennedy, Glenn Hall, Jerome Elder, Howard Barron, Don Nance and James Clark.  Honorary were to include Dudley Thomas, Ronnie Thomas, Marlin Martin, Jim Clifton, Rev Bass, Al Hammonds and Ricky Lynn Hodges.  (L Row 2 BL 39)
McMichael, Dorothy Ruth Hooks

MCMICHAEL, DOROTHY RUTH HOOKS                                      Feb 1, 1918 – Feb 16, 2006

Services for Mrs. Dorothy Ruth Hooks McMichael, 88, of Naples, were Saturday, February 18, 2006, at First United Methodist Church in Naples with the Rev. Tim Edwards officiating.  Mrs. McMichael was born February 1, 1918, in Enloe, TX, to Veda and Arthur Hooks.  She died Thursday, February 16, 2006, in Longview.  She was a member of First United Methodist Church, a retired beautician and former owner of Dorothy’s Beauty Shop, a homemaker and a longtime resident of Naples.  Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Bette and Kenneth Ayers of Carrollton, Cherilyn and Tommy Mills of Naples and Janie and James Boles of Longview; two sons and daughters-in-law, Lowell and Barbara McMichael of Longview and Ronnie and Peggy McMichael of Austin; one sister, Kathleen Humphreys of Lubbock; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Reid McMichael; her parents, Veda and Arthur Hooks; one sister, Mary Ballard; and one brother, Charles Hooks.  Interment was at Wilder Cemetery.  Pallbearers included Tony Ayers, Mark Munkres, Todd Ayers, Toby Mills, John Freeman, Jeff Conway and Barry Tyndell.  (B Row 5)

Nash, Winfred

NASH, WINFRED                                                                                   February 10, 1916 – September 19, 2006

Services for Mr. Winfred Nash, 90, of Omaha, were Thursday, September 21, 2006, at Bates-Cooper-Sloan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Clint Davis and Rev. Nolan Richey officiating.  Mr. Nash was born February 10, 1016, in Cass Co., to Nettie Hicks Nash and Loddie Nash.  He died Tuesday, September 19, 2006, in Mt. Pleasant.  He was a building contractor, a 32nd degree Mason with David Elliott Lodge in Omaha and a member of First Baptist Church in Omaha.  Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Nathan and Jenny Nash of Mt. Pleasant; grandchildren, Korey and Rhonda Nash of Queen City, Jaton and Josh Broach of Lindate; great-grandchildren, Kelsey Nash and Trevor Broach; two brothers-in-law, Harold and Virginia Lilly of Corsicana and Ray Vesta of Hughes Springs; two sisters, Hallie Roberts and Willie Lee McKelvey of Mt. Pleasant; sister-in-law, Maydeene Davlin of Omaha; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Aline Nash; daughter, Jennifer Lynn Nash; son Albert lee Nash; his mother and father; two brothers, William and Orville Nash; and one sister, Lilly Belle Vestal.  Interment was at Omaha Cemetery.  Pallbearers included Korey Nash, Bud Davlin, Randle May, Deryl May, Thurman Roberts, Lonzo Roberts and Terry Runk.  (H Row 4)

Nowlin, Carl

NOWLIN, CARL                                                                                        October 19, 1942 – May 2, 2006

Services for Mr. Carl Nowlin, 63, of Omaha, were Saturday, May 6, 2006, at Daniel’s Chapel Church with the Rev. Buddy Blue officiating.  Mr. Nowlin was born October 19, 1942, in Harrison, Ohio.  He died Tuesday, May 2, 2006, in Paris.  He was an environmental technician, retired from the US Air Force, a lifetime member of the VFW and a longtime resident of Morris County.  Survivors include his wife, Betty Nowlin of Omaha; two sons, Scott Nowlin of San Antonio and Eric Nowlin of Syracuse, New York; one daughter, Tara Lafredo of Everett, Washington; one brother, Larry Nowlin of San Francisco, California; one sister Joan Lake of Cincinnati, Ohio; two stepsons, Carl Privitt of Trinidad, Colorado, and Mike Privitt of Omaha; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.  Interment was at Spring Hill Cemetery.  (SE Row 1)

Parks, Nancy Gilmore Nancy Gilmore Parks, 56, of Quitman, Texas,  died Thursday, April 20, 2006 in Denton, Texas after a long battle with cirrhosis of the liver.  Services were held at 2:00 p.m.  Wednesday, April 26 at Bates-Cooper-Sloan Chapel with interment following at Concord Cemetery under the direction of Bates-Cooper-Sloan Funeral Home.  Pallbearers were Bobby Sticher, Kenneth Jeansonne, Thomas Bowman, Glenn Gordon, Jack Smith and Rick Shafer.  Mrs. Parks was born on February 6, 1950 in Mount Pleasant, the daughter of O. L. Gilmore and Bess Martin Gilmore.  She was a manger of G.T.E.  She was a Baptist.  She is survived by her husband R. Larry Parks of Quitman; daughter and son-in-law Tammy and Keith Litchfield of Denton; grand-children Jessica, Randy and Emily Litchfield; her parents Bess (Martin) and O. L. Gilmore; brother and sister-in-law Roy and Janis Gilmore of Simms; sister and brother-in-law Cindy and Allen McConn of Valley View; aunt Mary Gilmore; uncles Preacher and Tommy Gilmore and Buck and Gladys Martin; a niece, two nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her aunts Patsy Bickley and Claudine Pool and an uncle Morris Gilmore.
Peek, A. L.

PEEK, A. L.                                                                                                February 9, 1923 – February 19, 2006

Services for Mr. A. L. Peek, 82, of Rocky Branch, were Tuesday, February 21, 2006, at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Larry Neeley officiating.  Mr. Peek was born February 9, 1923, in Weaver.  He died Sunday, February 19, 2006, in Mt. Pleasant.  He was a retired iron work fabricator, a veteran of World War II Merchant Marines, owner of a local pest control business before retiring, the first fire chief of Rocky Branch Volunteer Fire Department and a longtime resident of Morris County.  He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Vernell Peek of Naples; one son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Kathy Diann Peek of Omaha; one daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Fred Cunningham of Spring; two sisters, Lucille McGhee of Houston and Pearl Wright of Morton; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Leatha Ora Peek; three sisters, Mary McGhee, Beulah Rushing and Lula Edwards; four brothers, Tom Peek, Neal Peek, Troup Peek and Edgar Peek.  Interment was at Spring Hill Cemetery.  Pallbearers included Ralph Cunningham, Todd Cunningham, Gary Peek II, James Peek, Johney Smith and Justin McClanahan.  (NW Row 1)

Peek, Lanny

PEEK, LANNY, REV.                                                                                July 28, 1945 – April 26, 2006

Funeral services for the Rev. Lanny Peek, 60, of Omaha, were Saturday, April 29, 2006, at the Daniels Chapel Methodist Church of Naples, with the Rev. Bill Rose officiating.  Mr. Peek was born July 28, 1945, in Pittsburg.  He died April 26, 2006, at his home in Omaha, following a lengthy illness.  He was the pastor at Daniels Chapel Congregational Methodist Church of Naples, a member and past master of the David Elliott Masonic Lodge, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, a member of the local ministerial alliance and a former employee of Lone Star Steel Co. and Red River Army Depot.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Troup and Hattie Peek, and a brother, Max Peek.  Survivors include his wife, Brinda Peek of Omaha; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and Chip Crowell of Paducah, KY, and Lana and Paul Hicks of Naples; one son and daughter-in-law, Bo and Stephanie Peek of Omaha; eight grandchildren, Alyssa, Blake, Ashley and Colton Crowell, Austin and Jared Hicks, and Natalie and Brannon Peek; and special friends, Randy and Piddle Teal.  Burial was in the Omaha Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Service of Naples.  Serving as pallbearers were Danny Howell, Harold Lewis, Mike Smith, Ernest Paul Pewitt, Billy Wayne Batchelor and Steve Eaves. (G Row 14)

Ross, Kimberly Ann Stacks

ROSS, KIMBERLY ANN STACKS                                                        September 26, 1964 – October 29, 2006

Services for Mrs. Kimberly Ann Stacks Ross, 42, of Mt. Pleasant, were Wednesday, November 1, 2006, at Bates-Cooper-Sloan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Paul Newby and Bro. Mark Stacks officiating.  Mrs. Ross was born September 26, 1964, in Naples.  She died Sunday, October 29, 2006, at her home.  She was a convenience store clerk and a Baptist.  Survivors include her husband, Kevin Ross; two sons, Jeffrey Alan Griffin and Michael Alan Griffin, all of Mt. Pleasant; her parents, Jimmy and Betty Stacks of Mt. Pleasant and Elizabeth and Bruce McRae of Ore City; four brothers and three sisters-in-law, Dr. Kevin and Lisa Stacks of Sherman, Mark and Rhonda Stacks of Cookville, Sean Stacks of Mt. Vernon and Timmy and Tammy Stacks of Jacksonville, NC.  She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Charles and Esther Stacks and Coy and Georgia Hammonds; and one uncle, William Coy Hammonds.  Interment was at Omaha Cemetery.  Pallbearers included Dustin Stacks, Steve Eaves, Justin Hurst, Bit Griffin, Chet Craig, Chris Craig and Dusty Matthews.  (Location Unknown)

Saunders, Janice Ann

SAUNDERS, JANICE ANN                                                                      May 13, 1951 – October 3, 2006

Services for Mrs. Janice Ann Saunders, 55, of Naples, were Friday, October 6, 2006, at the Church of Christ in Naples with Bro. Steve Ginn officiating.  Mrs. Saunders was born May 13, 1951, in Greenville.  She died Tuesday, October 3, 2006 in Naples.  She graduated from LVN nursing school in 1983 and earned her RN degree from Texarkana College and worked at the David Granberry Memorial Hospital in Naples and later worked in Tyler and Sulphur Springs.  She was a member and attended the Naples Church of Christ.  Survivors include her husband, Phil Saunders of Naples; one son and daughter-in-law, Lon and Stacey Saunders of Adel, IA; one  daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Jerry Crider of Royse City; two brothers, Alan Caldwell of Dallas and Larry Darlin of Willis; four sisters, Martha Sue Blanks and Brenda Thomas, both of Sulphur Springs, Debbie Burks and Ellen Caldwell, both of Greenville; one sister-in-law and husband, Sue and Roland Carter of West Monroe, LA; and seven grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Alvie Lowe and Gladys George and Mack Watson.  Interment was at Spring Hill Cemetery.  (NW Row 1)

Smith, Martha Gail McCoy

SMITH, MARTHA GAIL MCCOY                                                        April 23, 1956 – July 21, 2006

Graveside services for Martha Gail McCoy Smith, 50, of Daingerfield, were Friday, July 21, 2006, at the Omaha Cemetery with the Rev. Chad Thompson officiating.  Mrs. Smith was born April 23, 1956, in Gilmer.  She died July 19, 2006, in Daingerfield.  She was a member of the Springhill Baptist Church in Cason, a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary #3986, and was employed by ABC Auto Supply.  Survivors include her husband, Johnny Smith of Daingerfield; her parents, Newt and Martha McCoy of Daingerfield; her mother-in-law, Jeanette Smith of Omaha; a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Monica Brock of Daingerfield; a sister-in-law and husband, Jackie and Gene Brown of Naples; a brother-in-law and wife, Galen and Debbie Smith of Daingerfield; two grandchildren; and numerous other relatives.  (Location Unknown)

Stice, Cleta E. Blubaugh

STICE, CLETA E BLUBAUGH                                                               June 8, 1912 – October 5, 2006

Services for Mrs. Cleta Stice, 94, of Tulsa, OK, were Tuesday, October 10, 2006, at the First United Methodist Church in Naples with the Rev. Tim Edwards officiating.  Mrs. Stice was born June 8, 1912, in Tonkawa, OK.  She died Thursday, October 5, 2006, in Tulsa, OK.  She was a retired school teacher having taught 42 years.  She was a member of Business and Professional Women, Delta Kappa Gamma, and the First United Methodist Church, and a former resident of Omaha and Blackwell, OK.  She was a wonderful storyteller who could literally make a story come to life.  Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Roleta and Hershel Welch of Naples and Sheryl and Dr. Mike Smith of Tulsa, OK; three grandchildren, Greg and Lori Wilcox of Richardson, Kaisa and Clint Wallis of Edmond, OK, and Channing and Christina Smith of Tulas, OK; six great-grandchildren; Grant and Caroline Wilcox, Cam, Ian and Thatcher Wallis and Channing Smith, Jr.; one sister, Maxine Farris of West Linn, OR; and one brother, Marvin Blubaugh of Ponca City, OK.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Stice.  Interment was at Wilder Cemetery.  Pallbearers included Ben Grimes, Dan Hampton, Jimmy Brown, Wes Welch, Hayden Lee and Bill Henderson.  (B Row 14)

Watson, Ernest Jr.

WATSON, ERNEST JR.                                                                          December 31, 1953 – April 9, 2006

Services for Mr. Ernest Watson Jr., 53, of Daingerfield, were Friday, April 15, 2006, at New Hope Baptist Church in Daingerfield with the Rev. Alfred Key Jr. officiating.  Mr. Watson was born December 31, 1953, in Daingerfield.  He died Sunday, April 9, 2006, in Lancaster, CA.  He was a member of Growing Valley Baptist Church.  Survivors include one son, Alex Watson of Daingerfield; three daughters, Chonita Watson of Daingerfield, Keisha Lawson of Atlanta and Ashley Watson of Lancaster, CA; three brothers, William Watson, Tony Favors and Paul Watson; four sisters, Barbara Watson, Gloria McNary, Heather Walker and Andrea Watson; and three grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his mother, father, and sister.  Interment was at Whitmore Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

Whetstone, William

WHETSTONE, WILLIAM                                                                     August 26, 1924 – April 2, 2006

Services for Mr. William Whetstone, 82, of Naples, were Saturday, April 8, 2006 at John R. Harmon Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Carl Hannah officiating.  Mr. Whetstone was born August 26, 1924 in Naples.  He died Sunday, April 2, 2006 in Dallas.  He was a former truck driver for Hampton Trucking Co. in Naples, a Navy veteran, a member of Morning Star Church and a lifetime resident of Naples.  Survivors include two sons, George Murphy of Texarkana and Michael Hannah of Naples; one daughter, Pinkey Whetstone of Hughes Springs; and one sister, Maxine Dixon of Omaha.  He was preceded in death by his wife; his mother and father; two brothers; and one sister.  Interment was at Morning Star Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

Wilkerson, Alton C.

WILKERSON, ALTON C.                                                                    September 3, 1946 – June 20, 2006

Funeral services for Mr. Alton C. Wilkerson, 59, of Naples, were Saturday, June 24, at Tumey Mortuary in Mt. Pleasant, with the Rev. Don Hill officiating.  Mr. Wilkerson was born September 3, 1946 in Naples.  He died Tuesday, June 20, 2006 in Tyler.  He was retired from Bonded Motors, and was a veteran of the US Air Force.  Survivors include two sons, Alton Charles (Bugsy) Wilkerson II, and Alton Charles (Snuggie) Wilkerson III, of Los Angeles; his mother, Faydell Wilkerson of Naples; two sisters, Shirley Wilkerson and Sheila Wilkerson, of Mesquite; three grandchildren, Diondre Wilkerson, Keontae Wilkerson and Ashley Wilkerson of Los Angeles; and a number of other relatives.  Interment was in the Morning Star Cemetery at Naples.  (Location Unknown)

Wilkerson, Faydell

WILKERSON, FAYDELL                                                                   October 7, 1928 – September 22, 2006

Services for Mrs. Faydell Wilkerson, 77, of Naples were Friday, September 29, 2006, at Norris S Curry CME Church with the Rev. Don Hill and Rev. Melvina Darty officiating.  Mrs. Wilkerson was born October 7, 1928 in Naples.  She died Friday, September 22, 2006 in Mt. Pleasant.  She was retired from David Granberry Hospital and a member of Lodge 232, Heroines of Jericho, Mary Allen Court and Norris S Curry CME Church.  Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Wilkerson and Sheila Wilkerson, both of Mesquite; four brothers, Forrest Warren and Billy Warren, both of Los Angeles and A. C. Warren and Wesley ‘Jack’ Warren, both of Naples; four sisters, Johnnie Mae Warren, Betty Warren and Thelma Warren, all of Naples, and Jeanette Warren of Los Angeles; two grandsons, and numerous other relatives.  She was preceded in death by one son, Alton Wilkerson.  Interment was at Morning Star Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

Williams, Margaret

WILLIAMS, MARGARET                                                                 June 30, 1954 – July 22, 2006

Services for Mrs. Margaret Williams, 52, of Omaha, were July 28, 2006, at Omaha First Baptist Church with the Rev. Kerry Duffey officiating.  Mrs. Williams was born June 30, 1954, in Naples.  She died July 22, 2006, in Mt. Pleasant.  She was a nurse’s aide and a member of the Omaha First Baptist Church.  Survivors include one daughter, LaWanda Williams of Omaha; two sons, Michael Williams of Pittsburg, and Kristian Williams of Omaha; three sisters, Brienda Reeves of Dallas, Dorris Reeves of Omaha, and Francis Winn of Mt. Pleasant; three grandchildren, Candis Tarver, Damian Williams and Divana Williams, all of Omaha; and a number of other relatives.  Interment was in Bellheaven Cemetery at Omaha.  (Location Unknown)

Wood, Dora Helen

Services for Mrs. Dora Helen Wood, 45, of Daingerfield, were Tuesday, February 21, 2006, at Daingerfield Church of Christ with Norman Miller officiating.  Mrs. Wood was born October 7, 1960, in Houston.  She died Saturday, February 18, in Longview.  She was a member of the Church of Christ.  Survivors include her husband, Manley Wood; two sons, Mark and Michael Wood; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Jimmy Chism; all of Daingerfield; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Wayne and Phyllis Duke and Sandy Duke, all of Lone Star; two sisters and brother-in-law, Betty Esala and Charlotte and James Earl Carr, all of Daingerfield; two grandchildren, Halie Pippin and Jaiden Chism.  Interment was at Clark Cemetery. (Location Unknown)

 

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