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Obituaries from the Daingerfield Bee, Daingerfield, Texas, submitted by Mona Hart-Tucker

Beck, Leslie Joe

BECK, LESLIE JOE                                                                                    September 22, 1926 – September 29, 2008

Graveside services for Leslie Joe Beck, 82, of Freeport, Texas, formerly of Naples, were October 3, 2008, at Wilder Cemetery in Naples, under the direction of Harrison Funeral Home.  Mr. Beck was born September 22, 1926, in Winfield, Texas, the son of Dr. Ralph Leslie Beck and Ethel MCADOO Beck.  He was raised by A O and Emma Tabb of Naples, after his mother’s death.  He died September 29, 2008, at Plantation Health Care Center in Lake Jackson, Texas.  He graduated from Naples High School, served in the United States Army during WWII and was stationed in Italy, and was an operator for Dow for 30 years.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Sally Beck; his parents, and two brothers, Thomas and Ralph.  Survivors include two sisters, Mary Catherine Ward of Commerce, and Helen Owens of Plano; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Glenn and Melinda Wren of Richwood, Texas; niece, Mary Leslie Vance of Paris; and a host of other relatives.  (LOCATION UNKNOWN)
Bell, Henrietta

BELL, HENRIETTA                                                                                March 6, 1924 – November 18, 2008                                                                                

Services for Henrietta Bell, 84, of Omaha, were held Nov. 22 at Omaha First Baptist Church with the Rev. C.L. Mitchell officiating. Interment was in Bell-Haven Cemetery in Omaha.
Mrs. Bell was born March 6, 1924, to Dan and Hattie Henderson.  She died November 18, 2008 at an Omaha nursing center.  She graduated from Texas College in Tyler and obtained her master’s degree from East Texas State University in Commerce.  She taught at Paul Pewitt Schools from more than ten years and was a lifetime member of the Teacher’s Retirement System.  She accepted Christ at an early age, was baptized at Omaha First Baptist Church, was a Sunday School teacher and member of the choir.  Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Paul Antoinette Bell of Katy; brother, Ernest Henderson of Magnolia, AR; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, former students and friends.   Burial was in Bell-Haven Cemetery in Omaha. (Location Unknown)

Binford, Debra Diane

BINFORD, DEBRA DIANE                                                                  August 22, 1959 – December 8, 2008

Services for Debra Diane Binford, 49, were held Dec. 11 at Nail-Haggard Funeral Home in Daingerfield with the Rev. Larry Neeley officiating.  Interment was in County Line Cemetery.  Mrs. Binford was born August 22, 1959, in Lone Star, and died December 8,  2008 at her residence.  Survivors include her husband of 16 years, Larry Binford; three daughters, Chavonne Riley, Jessica Riley, and Haley Vercher; her mother, Marion Lavonne Brown; siblings, James David Brown, Sharon Lavonne Conway, and Steven Keith Brown and wife Carla; and two grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her father, J. D. Brown.  (Location Unknown)

Boles, William A. "Bill"

BOLES, WILLIAM A “BILL”                                                              May 4, 1923 – January 31, 2008

Services for William A. “Bill” Boles, 84, of Daingerfield, were held Feb. 3 at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Tim Wade officiating. Interment was in Spring Hill Cemetery in Rocky Branch under the direction of Nail-Haggard Funeral Home.  Mr. Boles was born May 4, 1923, in Forney, and died Jan. 31 in Daingerfield. He was a member of First Baptist Church. He served in the United States Army during World War II. He was a lifetime member of Oasis Masonic Lodge #79, a member of Scottish Rite Valley of Dallas, Shriner Sharon Temple of Tyler, and York Rite of Pittsburg. He also served as president of Louisiana and Southern Life of New Orleans. He was a self-employed insurance agent.  Mr. Boles was preceded in death by his parents, John and Delia Boles; two sisters, Fannie Boles and Lula Mae Laird; a brother, John Lawrence Boles; and a granddaughter, Julie Ann Lockett.  Survivors include his wife, Lois Boles of Daingerfield; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Mark Park of Dallas; son and daughter-in-law, David and Amanda Boles of Houston; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.


Brown, Lottie

BROWN, LOTTIE                                                                                  February 17, 1910 – March 22, 2008

Services for Ms. Lottie Brown, 98, of Omaha, were March 29, 2008, at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Daingerfield, with the Rev. C. Mitchell officiating.  Ms. Brown was born February 17, 1910, in Omaha.   She died March 22, 2008, in Longview.  She attended Mt. Moriah Elementary School and was a homemaker.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Mattie and Charlie Brown; two sons, Milton and Melvin Mims; a daughter, Vernell White; a brother, Bill Brown; two sisters, Cleoria Kemp and Mollie Smith; and a grandson, the Rev. Willie Searcy.  Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Margine Mims; grandsons and spouses, Thomas White, Earnest and Mickey Garrett, Rickey and Susan Mims, Allen and Luwana Mims, Edwin and Shawnda Mims all of Daingerfield, David Mims and Rodney and Shree Mims all of Houston; granddaughters, Kathryn Goodwin and Jaquita White of Longview, Yvonne Mims of Dallas, and Mary and George Hurndon of Daingerfield; 33 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.  Burial was in Whitmore Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

Burgess, Catherine

BURGESS, CATHERINE                                                                       December 29, 1921 – April 18, 2008

Services for Mrs. Catherine Burgess, 86, of Mt. Pleasant were Saturday, April 26, 1980, at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church of Omaha, with the Rev. Courtney Mitchell officiating.  Mrs. Burgess was born December 29, 1921, in Omaha.  She died April 18, 2008, in Tyler.  She was retired from teaching school at Daingerfield and was a former teacher at Mt. Pleasant.  She was a member of the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church of Omaha.  Preceding her in death was her husband, Herbert Burgess.  Survivors include a daughter, Frances Eileen Burgess of Mt. Pleasant; two brothers, Arthur Wright and Burnon Charles Wright, both of Washington, DC; three sisters, Dossie Bryson of Omaha, George Murray of Washington, DC, and Constance Whitmore of Dallas, and a number of other relatives.  Burial was in the Reynolds Cemetery of Daingerfield. 

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Carr, Ricky Lynn Sr.

CARR, RICKY LYNN SR                                                                   January 20, 1969 – January 27, 2008

Services for Ricky Lynn Carr Sr., 39, of Hughes Springs, were held Jan. 30, at Veal Switch Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Henry Grubbs officiating. Interment was in Spring Hill Cemetery in Rocky Branch.  Mr. Carr was born Jan. 20, 1969, in Naples, and died Jan. 27 in Hughes Springs.  (LOCATION UNKNOWN)

Clayton, J. T.

CLAYTON, J. T.                                                                                   June 4, 1926 – January 3, 2008

Services for Mr. J. T. Clayton, 81, of Omaha, were January 5, 2008, at Concord Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Nolan Richey officiating.  Mr. Clayton was born June, 4, 1926, in Omaha.  He died Thursday, January 3, 2008, in Mt. Pleasant.  He was a retired heavy equipment operator at Lone Star Steel, a U. S. Army veteran of WWII and the Korean Conflict, and a Baptist.  Survivors include his wife, Erma Clayton; one son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Donna Clayton, all of Omaha; one daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and H. Mike Reynolds of Cookville; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Frank and Reita Clayton and Jeff and Sue Clayton, all of Omaha; a sister, Louise Surratt of Omaha; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, E. W. and Mable Ball of Lone Star; four grandchildren, Adam Reynolds of Cookville, Marci Wilson and husband Cody, and Shelby and Rachel Clayton, all of Omaha; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Clyde Clayton.  Burial was in Concord Cemetery under the direction of Harrison Funeral Home.  (Row 36 NE)

Coker, William Ted

COKER, WILLIAM TED                                                                  March 18, 1928 – March 31, 2008

Memorial services for Mr. William (Billy Ted, Bill) Coker, 80, of Pittsburg, will be Friday, April 4, 2008, at 2 pm, at First Baptist Church in Pittsburg.  Mr. Coker was born march 18, 1928 in Naples to Willie Lee and Chester E. Coker.  He died March 31, 2008.  He was married to Blanche Webster Coker for 54 years.  Bill was a devoted family man with a larger than life personality and had an enthusiasm for life that was infectious.  In his youth, he developed a love for music and entertaining by studying trumpet.  He won many declamation awards, was an honor student in Naples schools, and graduated salutatorian from Naples High School in 1945.  He was awarded a 4 year academic scholarship to Southern Methodist University.  While at SMU, he joined Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, was tapped for membership in honorary fraternites, Cycen Fjodr and Blue Key.  He played trumpet in the SMU Mustang Band and won on the SMU tennis team.  His desire to improve his music skills led him to leave SMU to start his junior year at Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Kansas City Conservatory of Music, and Julliard Conservatory of Music in New York City.  While at Cincinnati, Bill performed with the Harry James Band.  He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1951.  After basic training in San Antonio, he was stationed at Bryan Air Force Base where he was assigned to Special Services and played in the Air Force Band.  The Air Force band was flown all around the US to perform for generals and President and Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower.  After two years of service, Bill was allowed to return to SMU to finish his music degree.  While at SMU, he met and married Blanche Webster.  Bill and Blanche were married September 9, 1953.  They moved to Bryan so Bill could finish out his tour of duty at Bryan Air Force Base.  After Bill was discharged from the Air Force, he moved his family to Naples, where he joined his father and brother at the Chester Coker Ford Dealership.  Bill then bought the dealership in Pittsburg where he retired from Bill Coker Ford Dealership after 49 years.  Bill was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pittsburg, the Chamber of Commerce, serving as director and president, and the Kiwanis Club.  He was an avid golfer.  As a member of Princedale Country Club, Bill was president for a year and served on the board of directors.  Bill is preceded in death by his parents and his brother.  He is survived by his wife, Blanche, son, the Rev. Dr. William Donald Coker and his wife, Cheryl; son, Key Coker and his wife, Katherine; and daughter, Cathy Martin, and her husband, Brad.  Also surviving are grandchildren, Callie Coker Shaw and her husband, Josh, Cammie Coker, Chase Coker, Holt Martin, Brett Martin, Key Coker Jr., and Olivia Coker; sister-in-law, Chris Coker; sister, Paulette Smith and her husband, Charles; and many nephews, nieces, and cousins. 

Coutoumanos, Terri Riner

COUTOUMANOS, TERRI  RINER                                                  March 14, 1967 – January 14, 2008

Funeral services for Terri Riner Coutourmanos, 40, of Carrollton, and formerly of Naples, were to be at 2 pm, Thursday, January 17, 2008, at the First United Methodist Church of Naples, with Dr. Richard Dunnigan and the Rev. Mike Fraley officiating.  Mrs. Coutoumanos was born March 14, 1967, in Mt Pleasant, Texas.  After fighting a long, courageous battle with a brain tumor diagnosed in 2004, she lost her battle with the dignity and grace that she had shown all through her life on January 14, 2008.  She was a graduate of Pewitt High School and the University of North Texas where she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, a member of the First United Methodist Church of Carrollton, and was an insurance sales broker and had worked for Galligher and Associates and Core Source where she had been named salesperson of the year several times.  She was a stay-at-home Mom after diagnosis and was an avid volunteer to her church, giving a great deal of time to her daughters’ schools and activities.  She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Eva and Calvin McCain; her paternal grandfather, Emmett Riner Jr.; paternal step-grandfather, W. C. Sullivan; and mother-in-law, Dianne Coutoumanos.  Survivors include her loving and devoted husband, Steve Coutoumanos of Carrollton; two beautiful daughters, Megan Dianne and Lauren Elise Coutoumanos of Carrollton; her parents, Martha and Emmett Riner of Naples; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Traci and Rodney Reilly of Sanger, and Tricia and Keith Thomas of Mt. Pleasant; her paternal grandmother, Faye Sullivan of Naples; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Vince and Julia Coutoumanos of South Lake; her father-in-law and wife, George and Evelyn Coutoumanos of Dearborn, MI; two aunts and one uncle, Debbie and Lynn Riner of Naples, and Linda Stansell of Rowlett; six nieces and nephews, Katie and Tristan Reilly, Zachary and Zoe Thomas, Hank, Ellie and John Coutoumanos; and a host of cousins.  Burial was to be in Meadowview Cemetery at Naples, under the direction of Harrison Funeral Service of Naples.  (Location Unknown)

Crowe, Charlie Mae

CROWE, CHARLIE MAE                                                                April 17, 1942 – February 18, 2008

Services for Mrs. Charlie Crowe, 65, of Omaha, were February 23, 2008, at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church with the Rev. C. D. Mitchell officiating.  Mrs. Crowe was born April 17, 1942, in Daingerfield, to Charlie Red and Josie Hendrix Douglas.  She died February 18, 2008, in Mt. Pleasant.  She was a retired laborer from Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation and a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; and sisters.  Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Renee Douglas of Mt. Pleasant; two brothers and a sister-in-law, John L. Douglas and Charles and Gloria Douglas of Omaha; six sisters, Linda Smith and Mary Epps both of Omaha, Ethel Stern and Jo Lynn Warren of Dallas, Julie Gnagne of Rusk, and Helen Flemming of Lone Star; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.  Pallbearers were Derrick Kennedy Sr., Alexander Flemming, Craig Stern, Reginald Stern, Christopher Scott Douglas, Welton Jefferson Sr., Eddie J. Searcy, Antonio Wells, Joseph Williams and Steve Williams.  Honorary pallbearers included John L. Douglas, Charlie Ray Douglas and Charlie Ray Douglas, Jr.  Burial was in Reynolds Cemetery of Daingerfield.  (Location Unknown)

Dailey, Darrel Dexter

DAILEY, DARREL DEXTER                                                         September 3, 1937 – March 20, 2008

Graveside services for Mr. Darrell Dexter Dailey, 70, of Winfield, were Saturday, March 22, 2008, at Concord Cemetery with the Rev. Prentice Burks officiating.  Mr. Dailey was born September 3, 1937, in Parkersburg, WV.  He died Thursday, March 20, 2008, in Mt. Vernon.  He was the manager/operator of NeTex Auto Sales in Mt. Vernon and a member of Abundant Life Pentecostal Church.  Survivors include his wife, Carmeletta Dailey; one son and daughter-in-law, Darrell Wayne and Kim Dailey of Dike; one daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Joseph Thompson of Mt. Pleasant; two brothers and sister-in-law, Gary Dailey of Mt. Pleasant and Forest and Barbara Dailey Jr. of Hawaii; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Myrle and Bill Cosner and Jo Ann and Ray Cain, all of Parkersburg, WV, and Irene and Ray Clarence Williams of Macon, GA; one sister-in-law, Pauline Dailey of Winfield; four grandchildren, Travis Thompson, Derek Dailey, Jackson Dailey and Jovanna Harris; two great-grandchildren, Cason Harris and Avery Thompson; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Forrest Denzil Dailey Sr. and Bessie Atkinson Dailey; two sisters, Virginia Dailey and Betsy DeLancey; and one brother, Paul Edward Dailey.  (Location Unknown, Possibly Row 38)

Davis, Lorene Hall

DAVIS, LORENE HALL                                                                 November 13, 1914 – November 4, 2008       

Services for Lorene Davis, 93, of Omaha, were November 7, 2008, at Harrison Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Lynn Loe officiating.  Mrs. Davis was born November 13, 1914, in Omaha.  She died November 4, 2008, in Mt. Pleasant.  She was a homemaker, a member of First United Methodist Church and Daughters of the Confederacy.  She was preceded in death by her husband, William Guy Davis; son, William Guy Davis Jr.; parents, David Melvin and Zephyr Hall; three brothers, Oscar Hall, Thad Hall, and Melvin Hall; and two sisters, Aileen Barrier and Jewel Melton.  Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Sarah Jane and Coy Moreland of Omaha; grandchildren, Jerry and Kathy Moreland of Colleyville, Texas, and Steve and Belinda Hebbler of Allen; great-grandchildren, Charles Hebbler, Caroline Hebbler, Ashley Moreland, Jennifer Moreland, Andersen Lunsford and Eric Lunsford; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Burial was in Omaha Cemetery under the direction of Harrison Funeral Home.  (G Row 6)
Easley, R. C.

EASLEY, R. C.                                                                                  July 5, 1930 – December 2, 2008

Services for R.C. Easley, 78, of Ore City, were held Dec. 6, at Cumberland Presbyterian Church with Dr. William Rustenhaven officiating. Interment was in Clark Cemetery under the direction of Nail-Haggard Funeral Home.  Mr. Easley was born July 5, 1930, in Daingerfield, and died Dec. 2 in Longview. He owned and operated two construction companies for over 40 years in Shreveport, La. He was a lifetime member of the National Association of Home Builders, Texas Cattleman’s Association, and GLM Hunting & Fishing Club.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Kate Hart Easley; parents, Raymond and Mary Easley; brothers, William, Curtis, and Ralph Easley; and sister, Frances Harris.  Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Carolyn Easley of Houston; four daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Leonard Garvin of Gladewater, Sharon and John Lawson of Lone Star, Tina and Paul Patterson of Holdenville, Okla., and Kathy Stanley of Longview; five sisters, Geraldine Chavez of Bristol, R.I., Maxine Schools of Ore City, Joyce Cato of Avinger, Patsy Moore of Hughes Springs, and Kim Fisher of Marshall; brother, Harold Easley of Longview; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and 31 nieces and nephews.  (B Row 16)

Elliott, Ebbin Ray "Red"

ELLIOTT, EBBIN RAY “Red”                                                       August 17, 1928 – November 25, 2008

Services for Ebbin Ray “Red” Elliott Sr., 80, of Omaha, were held November 28, 2008, at Harrison Funeral Chapel in Naples with the Rev. Scott Darby officiating. Interment was in Meadowview Cemetery under the direction of Harrison Funeral Home.  Mr. Elliott was born August 17, 1928, in Arthur City, Texas.  He died November 26, 2008, at his home.  He was a retired plumber and truck driver.  He was preceded in death by a grandson, Christopher Gay; and a great-granddaughter, Lisa Marie Urter.  Survivors include his wife, Lisa Elliott of Omaha; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Ebbin Ray Elliott Jr., and Tami Elliott of Talco, Doug and Margaret Elliott of Mt. Pleasant, and Joe Elliott of Omaha; five daughters and four sons-in-law, Gloria and Rick Vanginkle of Fullerton, California, Jean Booker, Darlene and Stanley Gurley, and Peggy and Wesley Moore of Omaha, and Laura and Kevin Moore of Daingerfield; sister, Dennie McCorristin of Millville, New Jersey; a brother and sister-in-law, Millard and Cathy Humphrey of Palestine; 15 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.    (Location Unknown)

Ellis, Era Jane Wommack

ELLIS, ERA JANE WOMMACK                                                  May 11, 1916 – November 20, 2008

Services for Mrs. Era Jane Ellis, 92, of Omaha, were November 23, 2008, at Harrison Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Janet Blackburn and the Rev. Lynn Loe officiating.  Mrs. Ellis was born May 11, 1916, in Dalton.  She died November 20, 2008, at her home.  She was a homemaker, a member of the First United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women.  She was preceded in death by her husband, John Hugh Ellis; three brothers, Victor, Frank, and Ray Wommack; and two sisters, Anne Landrum and Laverne Beasley.  Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Herschel White of Ft. Worth, and Karen and Tommy Richey of New Boston; a sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and John Padermos of Kennedale, TX; six grandchildren, Kennen and Joanna White, Amy and Chuck Wangner, Alan and Lisa White, Kiersten Richey and Fiance, Emil Rapstine, Shane and Juliet Richey, and Jon and Lindsey Richey; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Burial was in Omaha Cemetery under the direction of Harrison Funeral Home.  (F Row 9)

Ferguson, Connie Hope Smith

FERGUSON, CONNIE HOPE SMITH                                           November 5, 1912 – August 21, 2008

Services for Connie Hope Ferguson, 95, were at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 24, 2008 at the First Baptist Church, Mt. Pleasant, Texas under the direction of Bates, Cooper, Sloan Funeral Home.  Bro. Dwaine Higgins officiated.   Mrs. Ferguson died Thursday, August 21, 2008 at the Pleasant Springs Healthcare Center, Mount Pleasant, Texas.  Burial was at the Concord Cemetery.    Mrs. Ferguson was born Tuesday, November 5, 1912 in Omaha, Texas.  She is survived by her husband Ottie R. Ferguson of Mount Pleasant, Texas; daughter and son-in-law Sue and Billy Edwards of Cookville, Texas; grandsons Jason and Justin Edwards, James, Adam and Ryan Ferguson; great grandSchildren McKinzi Edwards and Ellie Kate Edwards.  Mrs. Ferguson was preceded in death by her parents John Calvin and Maude Barrier Smith; son Jimmy Ferguson; sister Coy Reeves and Dot Hargrove; brothers John Smith and Roy Smith.   (S Sec Row 17)
Gamble, Erma Hines

GAMBLE, ERMA HINES                                                                March 5, 1919 – November 12, 2008

Services for Mrs. Erma Hines Gamble, 89, of Naples, were November 18, 2008, at the Antioch Baptist Church in Naples, with the Rev. James Boyce officiating.  Mrs. Hines was born March 5, 1 919, in Foreman, Arkansas.  She died November 12, 2008, at her home.  She was a retired insurance salesperson for Universal Life Insurance Company, a member of the Eastern Star, Marietta Delight, Chapter 178 of Marietta, and a member, usher and missionary president of Antioch Baptist Church.  Preceding her in death were her husband, Theodore R. Gamble; one son, Jessie Leon Gamble; and one daughter, Mary C. Brown.  Survivors include two sons and one daughter-in-law, T. W. Gamble and George and Lacyne Gamble, of Omaha; two daughters, Janie C. Turner of Dallas and Jewel P. Brazier of California; two special nephews, William Fred Walker Sr., of Ashdown, Arkansas, and Charles Hines of Texarkana; two special nieces, Berdie Rutherford of Naples, and Erma Jean McNair of Los Angeles; and a number of other relatives and many friends.  Burial was in the Morning Star cemetery at Naples.  (Location Unknown)

Godwin, Gary Leon

GODWIN, GARY LEON                                                                   March 27, 1951 – October 9, 2008

Graveside services for Mr. Gary Leon Godwin, 57, of Omaha, were October 12, 2008, at Omaha Cemetery with the Rev. Louise Caufield officiating.  Mr. Godwin was born March 27, 1951, in Mt. Pleasant.  He died October 9, 2008, at his home.  He graduated from Paul Pewitt High School in 1969, and he was a mechanic.  He was preceded in death by his father, Virgil Leon Godwin, and a sister, Cecil Renee Godwin.  Survivors include his mother, Elizabeth Satterfield of Daingerfield, son, Gary Lynn Godwin of Quitman; daughter, Lydia Godwin of Omaha; brother, Tim Godwin of Omaha; three sisters, Karin Dailey of Denver, Colorado, and Connye Didway and Tracey Harper of Omaha; grandchildren Anthony and Elizabeth Godwin of Quitman; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends.  (Location Unknown)

Gray, Winona Alleen

GRAY, Winona Alleen                                                                        June 30, 1934 – November 6, 2008

Services for Winona Alleen Gray, 74, of Lone Star, were held Nov. 9 at the Lone Star Baptist Church with the Rev. Rick Monds and Felipe Guerrero officiating. Interment was in Clark Cemetery under the direction of Nail-Haggard Funeral Home. Mrs. Gray was born June 30, 1934, in Lubbock, and died Nov. 6 in Longview. She was a member of the Lone Star Baptist Church and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rolen and Mary Sumners; her husband, Billy Gray; one grandson; one granddaughter; and two brothers.  Survivors include four sons and daughters-in-law, Billy Glenn and Jeneen Gray of Hughes Springs, Stanley and Kristi Gray of Pampa, Matthew and Maxine Gray of Lone Star, Kevin and Randi Gray of Lone Star; three daughters and sons-in-law, Rebecca and Phillip Reagh of Kilgore, Marilyn and Phillip Putman of Lone Star, and Sonya and Jimmy Fink of Fort Drum, N.Y.; four brothers, Jesse Whitfield Sumners, Emmett Rolan Sumners, Monty Elton Sumners, and Donald Lee Sumners; two sisters, Wilma Curtis Sandoval and Madie Bernice Sampson; 19 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.  The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Winona Gray Memorial Fund at the Texas Heritage National Bank. (C Row 13)

Hampton, Verna "Betty" Gant

HAMPTON, VERNA “Betty” GANT                                               October 23, 1918 – November 12, 2008    
Services for Verna “Betty” Gant Hampton, 90, of Daingerfield, were held November 14, 2008,  at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Father Ambrose officiating. Interment was in Our Lady of the Pines Cemetery.  Mrs. Hampton was born October 23, 1918, in Braddock, PA, and died November 12, 2008, in Daingerfield.  She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church and was a veteran of the US Army Nurse Corps serving as a second lieutenant during World War II.  She was also a member of the VFW Post 1890 of Morris County; a member of the Texas Retired Teachers Association, and the Daingerfield Business and Professional Women organization.  She was a retired school nurse.  Preceding her in death were her husbands, Archie W. Gant Jr., and George William Hampton; two sons, Dale Richard Gant and Vincent Ferar Gant; and two daughters, Linda Wells Gant and Frances Eileen Gant.  Survivors include two sons, Greg L. Gant of Daingerfield, and Dean Gant of Sugar Land, Texas; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  Burial was in the Our Lady in the Pines Cemetery  under the direction of Nail-haggard Funeral Home.  (Location Unknown)

Handy, Molly Ermadine

HANDY, MOLLY ERMADINE                                                       November 23, 1923 – December 5, 2008

Services for Molly Ermadine Handy, 85, of Omaha, were December 12, 2008, at Union Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. George A. Gamble officiating.  Mrs. Handy was born November 23, 1923, in Naples, the daughter of Edward and Lula Raney Lovelace.  She died December 5, 2008, in Mt. Pleasant.  She was a member of the Union Chapel Baptist Church and attended Omaha High School before moving to Los Angeles, California.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Vincent Handy; her parents, eight brothers; three sisters; four nephews; and two nieces.  Survivors include one sister, Ludie Dillahunty of Greenville; eight nephews, Robert Lovelace Jr., of Mt. Pleasant; Eddie Ray Lovelace of Longview, Alrick Lovelace and Theodus Lovelace Jr., of Los Angeles, Clifford Turner Jr., of Naples, Bobbie Lee Turner of Pasco, Washington, Billy Harold Turner of Boise, Idaho, and Freddie Lewis of Frisco, Texas; ten nieces, Pegeen Lovelace and Teresa Lovelace of Tacoma, Washington, Mary Lou Lovelace of Texarkana, Denise Lovelace of Los Angeles, Betty Willis of Augusta, Georgia, Peggy Lovelace Kidd of Dallas, Marquita Hawkins and Benita Marshall of Atlanta, Georgia, Esther Merle Hayden of Aubrey, Texas, and Claudette Lovelace of Omaha; and a host of other relatives and friends.  Pallbearers included Willie Norman Henderson, Terry Greenwood, H. B. Barber and Gary Mitchell.  Honorary pallbearers were nephews.  Burial was in Paradise Cemetery in Omaha.  (Location Unknown)

Hayden, Esmanola

HAYDEN, ESMANOLA                                                                   August 9, 1027 – February 10, 2008

Services for Mrs. Esmanolia Hayden, 80, of Omaha, were February 16, 2008, at Union Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. D. O. Sanders officiating.  Mrs. Hayden was born August 9, 1927, in Omaha.  She died February 10, 2008, in Longview.  She was a member of Union Chapel Baptist Church of Omaha.  She was preceded in death by her husband, J. W. Hayden; a son, Gaylen Hayden; and a daughter, Yvonnie Huey.  Survivors include four sons, Gerald and Tony Hayden of Omaha, Billy Coffey of San Antonio, and Ricky Hayden of Fairbanks, Alaska; two daughters, Patrice Hayden of Omaha and LaSonja Thomas of Nacogdoches; two brothers, Harold Lewis of Mt. Pleasant, and Louie Lewis of Phoenix; a sister, Ethel Williams of Dallas; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.  Burial was in Paradise Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

Ivory, Shirley Jean

IVORY, SHIRLEY JEAN                                                               May 11, 1949 – December 9, 2008

Services for Shirley J. Ivory, 59, of Naples, were December 14, 2008, at Williams Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. C. D. Mitchell officiating.  Mrs. Ivory was born May 11, 2008, in Cass County to Claude Ivory James and Ora Mae McGary.  She died December 9, 2008, in Linden.  She graduated from Traylor High School and was a member of Williams Chapel Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Darrell Ivory and her parents.  Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Billy and Denise Ivory, of Longview, Greg and Ivette Ivory of Hughes Springs, and Graylon Ivory of Naples; a daughter, Parenthia Ivory of Nash; five sisters and brothers-in-law, Bernice and Bobby Chism of Hughes Springs, Lavern and Mike Byrd and Patricia McGary of Naples, Virginia and Butch Avery and Melva and Ronny Smith of Lubbock; five brothers, Vincent McGary of Daingerfield, Burnis Johnson of Los Angeles, California, Kenneth James, Bernard, Patrick and Rhonda Lewis all of Lubbock.  Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.  (BL Row ?)

Johnson, Peggy Ann

JOHNSON, PEGGY ANN                                                            May 26, 1934 – May 4, 2008

Graveside services for Mrs. Peggy Johnson, 73, of Omaha, were May 7, 2008 at Concord Cemetery under the direction of Harrison Funeral Home with the Rev. Victor Elrod officiating.  Mrs. Johnson was born May 26, 1934, in Cookville.  She died May 4, 2008 in an Omaha nursing home.  She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Omaha. She was preceded in death by her husband Bobby H. Johnson, Sr.; parents, Leslie Buron Talley and Myrtle Mae Deaton and grandson Bobby Ace Hill.  Survivors include two sons, Bobby Harold Johnson, Jr. of Omaha and Michael Lynn Johnson of Naples; a daughter and son-in-law, Annette and Neal Hill of Gilmer; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. (S Sec 2 Lot 16)

Lopez, Ronnie Brian

LOPEZ, RONNIE BRIAN                                                             January 5, 1992  - December 16, 2008

Services for Ronnie Brian Lopez, 16, of Daingerfield, were held Dec. 23 at Lone Star Baptist Church with the Rev. Rick Monds officiating.  Interment was in Daingerfield Cemetery under the direction of Nail-Haggard Funeral Home.  Ronnie was born January 5, 1992, in San Bernardino, CA, and died December 16, 2008, in Cason.  He was a member of Lone Star Baptist Church and a student at Daingerfield High School.  Survivors include his parents, Ronald and Rosalinda Lopez of Daingerfield; five brothers, Steven, Eric, Christopher, Michael, and Jessie Lopez, all of Daingerfield; two sisters, Christy and Liana Lopez of Daingerfield; and aunt, Dora Flores of Daingerfield.  (Location Unknown)

Livingston, Mildred Berline

LIVINGSTON, MILDRED BERLINE                                      December 16, 1930 – November 16, 2008

Graveside services for Mildred Berline Livingston, 77, of Daingerfield, were held Nov. 19 at Bradfield Chapel Cemetery with the Rev. Randy Seybert officiating.  Mrs. Livingston was born Dec, 16, 1930, in Pittsburg and died Nov. 16 in Daingerfield.  (Locationi Unknown)

McFearin, Tula Mae Vaught

MCFEARIN, TULA MAE VAUGHT                                         September 3, 1911 – Jan. 28, 2008

Services for Tula Mae McFearin, 96, were Wednesday January 30, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. with Dr. Clint Davis officiating.  Mrs. McFearin was born September 3, 1911 and passed Monday, January 28, 2008 at the Mt. Pleasant Health Care facility.  Burial was in the Concord Cemetery, Omaha, TX under the direction of Bates-Cooper-Sloan Funeral Home.  She had been a resident of Mt. Pleasant for 79 years.  Mrs. McFearin was a sales clerk for J. C. Penney Company and a member of the First Baptist Church of Mt Pleasant.  She was preceded in death by her husband T. C. McFearin, Sr. whom she married July 6, 1979; parents James Wylie Vaught and Emma (Gilbreath) Vaught; sisters Juanita (Vaught) Beasley, Lucille (Vaught) Palmore, Syble (Vaught) Furr, Valarie (Vaught) Rutland and brother Cecil M. Vaught. Survivors are two sons and daughters-in-law Thurman C. & Sandra McFearin, Jr. of Plano, TX and Dan & Anita McFearin of Albuquerque, New Mexico; one daughter Ann McFearin Calvit of DeKalb, TX.; grandchildren & spouses Cathy & Walter Windle of DeKalb; Charles Calvit; Lee & Kathryn McFearin of Plano; Anne & Robert Gullick of Plano; Chris & Kathryn McFearin of Albuquerque; Cathryn & Nathan Baird of Eugene, OR; great-grandchildren Carey Elizabeth Windle; Sara Sandra, David Dobson, Andrew Anthony, and Kyel Morgan McFearin.  (Row 39 SE)

Mills, Bernice E. Batchelor

MILLS, BERNICE E BATCHELOR                                         August 30, 1916 – February 1, 2008

Services for Mrs. Bernice Mills, 91, of Naples, were February 3, 2008, at Harrison Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Leon McDowell and Bro. Wayne Plunkett officiating.  Mrs. Mills was born August 30, 1 916, in DeKalb.  She died February 1, 2008, in Longview.  She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Naples.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse E. Mills, in 2001; parents, George and Ida Batchelor; four brothers; and two sisters.  Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Betty Mills of Naples, Gaylon and Dana Mills of Gilbert, AZ, and Doug and Judy Mills of Queen City; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Ercell Duncan and Keith Fetters of Charlton, IA, Cora Lee Newman of Mt. Pleasant, and Ava Nell Sandlin of Wake Village; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Burial was in Naples Cemetery under the direction of Harrison Funeral Home.  (Sec A Row 19) 
Mitchell, Brenda

MITCHELL, BRENDA                                                              November 30, 1956 – January 26, 2008

Services for Brenda Mitchell, 51, of Daingerfield, were held Feb. 2 at Church on the Rock with Randy Seybert officiating. Interment was in Spring Hill Cemetery.  Miss Mitchell was born Nov. 30, 1956, in Daingerfield, and died Jan. 26 at Titus Regional Medical Center.  (LOCATION UNKNOWN)

Moore, Otha Mae

MOORE, OTHA MAE                                                               September 24, 1958 – February 3, 2008

Services for Otha Mae Moore, 49, of Pittsburg, were held Feb. 9 at Faith Temple Church of Christ with Joel Tudman officiating. Interment was in Whitmore Cemetery. Ms. Moore was born Sept. 24, 1958, in Daingerfield, and died Feb. 3 in East Texas Medical Center Pittsburg.   (LOCATION UNKNOWN)

Moore, Sheppard

MOORE, SHEPPARD                                                                September 5, 1929 – March 5, 2008

Services for Mr. Sheppard Moore, 77, of Naples, were March 11, 2008, at Harmon Funeral Home with the Rev. C. Hood officiating.  Mr. Moore was born September 5, 1929.  He died March 5, 2008, in Mt. Pleasant.  He attended Carver High School.  Survivors include three sons, Terry, John Noris, and Cecil Moore; two daughters, Quria and Mina Moore; one brother, Vivian Moore; one sister, Flora McGill; and eight grandchildren.  Burial was in Naples Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

Rivers, Eva Mae

RIVERS, EVA MAE                                                                   April 26, 1934 – January 26, 2008

Graveside services for Eva Mae Rivers, 73, of Dallas, were held Feb. 1 at Whitmore Cemetery.
Miss Rivers was born April 26, 1934, in Daingerfield, and died Jan. 26 at Baylor Medical Hospital in Dallas.  (LOCATION UNKNOWN)

Rivers, Inez

RIVERS, INEZ                                                                            May 6, 1921 – October 11, 2008

Services for Miss Inez Rivers, 87, of Omaha, were October 18, 2008, at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church with the Rev. C. D. Mitchell officiating.  Miss Rivers was born May 6, 1921, in Morris County to Berdis and Sallie Rivers.  She died October 11, 2008.  She was a graduate of Mt. Moriah High School and a faithful member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church until her health failed her.  She was a hard worker and a loving person.  She was preceded in death by her parents; and five sisters, Nina Mae Williams, E. Luck Woodson, Icclair Walker, Essie B Todd and Bonnie Stein Robertson.  Survivors include five sisters, Bertha L. Brown of Omaha, Hattie Mae Rockwell of Mt. Pleasant, Truella Johnson, Lorene Hayes and Clara Mae Johnson of Daingerfield; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and other relatives.  Burial was in Rivers Cemetery in Daingerfield.  (Location Unknown)

Scarborough, Ollie Mae

SCARBOROUGH, OLLIE MAE                                                June 8, 1912 – February 10, 2008

Services for Ollie Mae Scarborough, 95, of Naples, were Feb. 13 at Naples Church of Christ with Richard Castleman officiating. Interment was in Springhill Cemetery in Naples.
Mrs. Scarborough was born June 8, 1912, in LA, and died Feb.10 in Mt. Pleasant.  She was a homemaker and a member of Naples Church of Christ.  She was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Scarborough; two daughters, Wilma J. Cobb and Lois Yvonne Bowman; and eight brothers and sisters.  Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Billy Ray and Glenda Scarborough, a daughter, Cynthia Corinne Dennis, and a son-in-law, Marshall ‘Tiny Bud’ Cobb all of Naples; two sisters, Kate Thomas of Tawakoni, TX, and Una Randolph of Ft. Worth; one sister-in-law, Bernice Higgins of Naples; nine grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren.  Pallbearers included Bradley Dennis, Jerry Dennis, Jody Scarborough, Bill Jackson, William Cobb, Bobby Pemberton, Blake Phillips, and Scott Dennis.  Honorary pallbearers were the great-grandsons.  (NE Row 5) 

Shadid, Winnie Gee

SHADID, WINNIE GEE                                                               December 6, 1924 – December 22, 2008 

          Our beloved mother and grandmother, Winnie Gee, went to be with our Lord on Monday, Dec. 22.  Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, at First United Methodist Church in Daingerfield with the Rev. Jeff Stull and Lay Speaker Marcie McGill officiating. Interment was at the Daingerfield Cemetery under the direction of Nail Haggard Funeral Home.  Winnie Gee was born Dec. 6, 1924, in Wills Point, to Hester and Claudia McNorton. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband of 47 years, Vincent Shadid all of Daingerfield.  After graduation from Sherman High School, she attended Draughon’s Business School in Dallas. She then returned to Sherman to work at a law office and later, an insurance company. She moved to Daingerfield in 1956, where she and her family joined the First United Methodist Church. While a member, Winnie was very active in the Beacon Sunday School Class and United Methodist Women. She also served as secretary of children’s ministry, a member of the Administrative Board, Chairperson of Missions, and a member of the choir for many years. Winnie was responsible for beginning the Chrismon Tree ministry at her church in the 1970s, and continued it to the present day with her family. She volunteered in the Ladies Auxiliary at Hospital in the Pines and later became a Nurses’ Aide at Pinecrest Nursing home and Hospital in the Pines. Winnie loved her work and always lifted her patients’ spirits with her cheerful personality. After retirement, Winnie baked and decorated cakes for her family and the public. Winnie served her community in many capacities, volunteering as a Den Mother for Boy Scouts of America, a Bluebird leader and Camp Fire Leader for girls, and a member of the P.T.A., which gave her a Lifetime Membership for her years  of service.  Those left to cherish her memory are son and daughter-in-law, Micheal Vincent Shadid and wife Felicia of Seagoville, Texas; son, David Hester Shadid of Daingerfield; daughter and son-in-law, Claudia Leigh McGill and Johnny McGill of Daingerfield; grandchildren, Brent McGill of Dallas; Dr. Jennifer McGill of Jackson, Tennessee; Marcie McGill of Dallas; and Destiny and Yancy Fitzwilliam of Seagoville, Texas; one sister, Margie Marie Leitzel of McAlisterville, Pa.; several nieces and nephews and a host of loving friends.  (NEW Sec Row 8)

Sisk, Nell Smith Cook

SISK, NELL SMITH COOK                                                           December 12, 1936 – December 1, 2008

Graveside services for Nell Cook Sisk, 71, of Pittsburg, were December 5, 2008, at Daingerfield Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Fraley officiating.  Mrs. Sisk was born December 12, 1936, in Omaha.  She died December 1, 2008.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lone Star and a homemaker.  She was preceded in death by a husband, Harold Cook; brothers, Bill, Bobby, and Ralph Smith; and sister, Pauline Settles.  Survivors include her husband, Johnny Sisk of Pittsburg; a daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Dean Sims of Grand Prairie; sisters, Lucille Haley and Betty Sheridan of Daingerfield; brother, Russell Smith of Lone Star; and grandchildren, Chastidie and Scott Sims of Grand Prairie.  (Location Unknown)

Smegner, Evelyn Fields

SMEGNER, EVELYN FIELDS                                                     October 2, 1933 – January 29, 2008

Services for Mrs. Evelyn Smegner, 74, formerly of Omaha, were February 2, 2008, at Fairmeadows Assembly of God Church of Duncanville, where she was a member.  Mrs. Smegner was born October 2, 1933, in Omaha.  She died January 28, 2008, at Charlton Methodist Hospital of Duncanville, after a lengthy illness.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Velma Fields; brother, J. W. Fields; and a sister, Sarah Beth Fields.  Survivors include her husband of 54 years, A. J. Smegner; one son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Joan Smegner; a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and David Goskill; five grandchildren, Kelsey, Aaron, Jessica, Melanie and Beverly; and two sisters and brothers-in-law, Jean and Vinus Nelson of Cedar Hill, and Sue and Robert Harvey of Naples.

Stone, I. B.

STONE, I B                                                                                      November  6, 1921 – December 23,  2008

Funeral services for I.B. Stone, 87, of Daingerfield, were held Dec. 26 at Reeder-Davis Chapel in Hughes Springs with the Rev. Randy Seybert officiating. Interment was in Clark Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home.  Mr. Stone was born Nov. 6, 1921, and passed away Tuesday, Dec. 23, at a local nursing home. He had retired from Lone Star Steel, had served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II in the Philippines, went into business at Midway Groceries in the Jenkins Community, cut and bailed hay, and was a Pentecostal.  He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Bertie Stone of Daingerfield; one son and daughter-in-law, Billie Jean Stone of Austin and Betty Jane and Jackie Richardson of Naples; one brother, Harvey Stone of Mount Pleasant; grandchildren, Michael Stone of Bay City, Kathy Allen of Denver, Michelle (John) Smith of Longview, and Howie (Shelli) Barron of Daingerfield; great-grandchildren, Joshua, Sieanna, Aerial, Camron, Jayson, Jaylee, and Gabriel.  (Location Unknown)

Surratt, Robbie Lee

SURRATT, ROBBIE LEE                                                              December 17, 1943 – September 26, 2008

Services for Coach Robbie Surratt, 64, of Lindate, Texas, were September 29, 2008, at the First Baptist Church of Lindale, with Luke Oyler, Robbie Surratt, Jr., Doug Boone and Betsie Surratt officiating.  Mr. Surratt was born December 17, 1943, in Omaha, the son of Orvel Lee and Louise Clayton Surratt.  He died Friday night, September 26, 2008, right after Lindale’s High School’s homecoming.  He coached young men for 37 years having coached Texas High School All-Stars and then retired in 2007 after 21 years at Lindale High School as head baseball coach.  In 2007, the greatest honor was given him when the Lindale High School baseball field was named the “Robbie Surratt Field”.  He was a member of the Texas Classroom Teachers Association and the Texas Baseball Association.  Preceding him in death was his father.  Survivors include his wife of almost 38 years, Betsie Surratt of Lindale; a son and daughter-in-law, Robbie Lee Jr., and Susie Surratt of Bridgeport, Texas; two daughters and sons-in-law, Melissa and Forrest Manning, and Shellie and Tim Pettigrew, all of Lindale; his mother, Louise Surratt of Omaha; a brother and sister-in-law, Donnie and Vickie Surratt of Mt. Vernon; a sister and brother-in-law, Connie and Willard Johnson of Bonham, Texas; grandchildren Blake Manning, McKenzie Manning, Dylan Surratt, Sydney Surratt and Kyesen Ripley; and several nieces and nephews.  Interment was in the Lindate City Cemetery under the direction of Caudle-Rudledge Funeral Home. Burial was in the Lindale City Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jack Johnson, Kerry Stanley, Jamie Holder, Robert Klein, Doug Boone, Brian Nolan, Mike Smith, Jeremy Chileck and Branon Tidwell.  Memorials can be made to the Lindale High School Scholarship Fund c/o Coach Robbie Surratt, P O Box 370, Lindale, Texas 75771.

Talley, Maydell Hall

TALLEY, MAYDELL HALL                                                        April 17, 1917 – January 8, 2008

Services for Mrs. Maydell Talley, 90, of Omaha, were January 11, 2008, at Concord Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Nolan Richey officiating.  Mrs. Talley was born April 17, 1917, in the Rocky Branch Community.  She died January 8, 2008, in Tyler.  She was a homemaker, a church secretary, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and a member of Concord Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, James (Jim) Talley, three infant sons, Ronnie, and twins, Jerry and Terry Talley; and a sister, Dorothy Hall Tribble.  Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, James Reggie and Virginia Talley of Bullard, TX; two grandchildren, Tiffany Virginia Talley and James Shirey Talley; two sisters, Bobi Jo Hall McAllen and Patricia Ann Hall DeLoach; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Mary Lenora and Clurin Martin; and several nieces and nephews.  Burial was in Concord Cemetery under the direction of Harrison Funeral Home.  (NE Row 33)

Taylor, John L.

TAYLOR, JOHN L.                                                                     March 14, 1930 – November 18, 2008

Services for Mr. John L. Taylor, 78, of Naples, were November 23, 2008, at Antioch Baptist Church with the Rev. James E. Boyce officiating.  Mr. Taylor was born March 14, 1930, in Naples, to the late Lenora D. Hunter and Ardmore Taylor.  He departed November 18, 2008, leaving family and friends with lots of cherished memories.  He accepted Christ at an early age and was a devoted Christian and active member of Antioch Baptist Church.  He served the Lord as a deacon, Sunday School teacher, Sunday School secretary, usher and board member.  He was a graduate of Carver High School and a strong believer in education.  He received an associate degree at McNeese College before entering the military.  He was stationed at Fort Gordon, Georgia; Fort Monmouth, New Jersey; Lackland Air Force Base; Alaska; Panama; Korea; Germany and Vietnam.  He was a devoted soldier as a 10th Special Forces Green Beret and was honored with numerous commendations and awards.  He retired with 25 years of honorable service as a Non Commissioned Officer.  Soon after, he was employed at Red River Army Depot where he again retired after 9 years.  He was a gracious servant to the areas school board, served as a city councilman for many years, was an active participant with the Naples Watermelon Festival and was selected as the 2006 Grand Marshal.  Survivors from a previous marriage to Katherine Taylor include four daughters, LaCarole Faulkner of Moorestown, New Jersey, Karen Williams and Tracey Taylor of Orlando, Florida, and Kimberly Johnson of Kannapolis, North Carolina; stepson, Kenya M King currently stationed in Bamberg, Germany, from a marriage with Mildred Taylor of  Naples; two sons-in-law, Leonard Faulkner and Shadee Johnson; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a host of family members.  Burial was in Morning Star Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

Thomas, James William

THOMAS, JAMES WILLIAM                                                    March 3, 1943 -- February 21, 2008

James William Thomas, 64, of Omaha, Texas, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, in Omaha. Mr. Thomas was born March 3, 1943, in Naples, Texas. He was employed with Titus Regional Medical Center and a member of Norris S. Curry CME Church, Naples. Survivors include his wife, Orallezettie Thomas of Omaha; four sons, Vernon Thomas and Love Thomas of Houston, De Jon Mayes of Los Angeles and Vadail Thomas of Omaha; three brothers, Johnny Thomas of Naples, Leroy Thomas of Richmond, Va., and Bobbie Thomas of Arkansas; five sisters, Sally Thomas Hill and Minnie Thomas of Naples, Virginia Boyd of Cason, Texas, Betty Thomas of Houston and Alice Thomas Traylor of Longview, Texas; two grandchildren; and a number of other relatives. Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Norris S. Curry CME Church with the Rev. Melvina Darty officiating. Burial will be in Morning Star Cemetery, Naples, under direction of Turney Mortuary.  (Location Unknown)

Traylor, J. C.

TRAYLOR, J. C.                                                                              February 16, 1917 – November 9, 2008

J. C. Traylor, 91, of Naples died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008, in Mount Pleasant. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, at the historic Spring Hill Church with John Hooten and Richard Castleman officiating. Mr. Traylor was born on Feb. 16, 1917, in Cass County. He was the youngest of eleven children born to Francis Marion and Josephine Phillips Traylor.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Johnnie Kate Thigpen Traylor, his parents, and his 10 siblings, Willie Mae, Jewel, Ruby, Judge, Loreice, Sigourney, Pauline, Paul, Arvin, and Hazel. He is survived by two sons, J. Roy and wife Nita Beth Traylor of Naples and Jack Traylor and special friend Theresa of Naples; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Jeff Dalton of Arlington; four grandchildren, Jan Ragland, Jyl Wood, Lynn Burgess and Casey Traylor; 11 great-grandchildren; special friend, Katherine Fletcher; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. J. C. was a member of the Rocky Branch Church of Christ. He was a member of Texas Cattlemen’s Association and served on the board of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service.  After graduation from Hughes Springs High School in 1935, he continued his pursuit of farming that began in 1934.  By the early war years he was producing peanuts as a food staple needed for the war effort.  In 1941, he married Johnnie Kate Thigpen and began expanding his family and farming operation.  The home established by this union was always open to the care of family and the comfort of neighbors and friends.  There was always a bed to sleep in and food on the table.  From these endeavors, J. C. Traylor and Sons peanut company was founded and remains in business today as Traylor Farms.  As a farmer/rancher, his many employees became and remain members of his family. The example set for those closest to him is one of straightforward diligence.  In order to maintain life on the farm he formed a plan and never wavered from the goals he set, no matter the hardships brought on by weather, finances or market prices.  Above all, a life lived with unending generosity is the legacy that will always be remembered by those who knew him best.  Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.  (NE Row 1)

Tye, Ellen Lavenia

TYE, ELLEN LAVENIA                                                                   July 26, 1926 – February 8, 2008

Services for Ms. Ellen Lavenia Tye, 81, of Naples, were February 11, 2008, at First Baptist Church of Naples, with the Rev. James Boyd Gibbs and Rev. Bryan Peck officiating.  Ms. Tye was born July 26, 1926, in Meridian, MS.  She died February 8, 2008, in Omaha.  She was a homemaker and a member of Liberty Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Horace Tye; son, the Rev. Hugh Gibbs; daughter, Gail Tye; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.  Survivors include four daughters and two sons-in-law, Brenda Coffey of Naples, Donna and Danny Johnson of New Boston, Wanda McKinney of Clarksville, and Vicki and Jacob Qatato of Haltom City; two sons and daughters-in-law, James Boyd and Valerie Gibbs of Daingerfield, and Wayne and Norma Tye of AZ; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Vera and Hugh Carlisle of Naples, and Mildred Fleming of AL; one brother and two sisters-in-law, Johnny and Maria Franklin of Nash, and Mary Richardson of Naples; sister-in-law, Ruby Gibbs, cousin, Louise Paige and special friend, Margaret Carter all of Naples; 17 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.  Burial was in Wilder Cemetery under the direction of Harrison Funeral Home.  (B Row 12)

Wallace, Mary Louise

WALLACE, MARY LOUISE                                                            May 3, 1944 – November 13, 2008

Services for Mary Louise Wallace, 64, of Hughes Springs, were held Nov. 16, at Reeder-Davis Chapel in Hughes Springs with the Rev. Donald Roy Vaughn officiating. Interment was in Clark Cemetery in Jenkins.  Mrs. Wallace was born May 3, 1944, in Daingerfield and died Nov.13 at a Linden hospital.  (Location Unknown)

Warren, Johnnie

WARREN, JOHNNIE                                                                      December 24, 1922 – January 28, 2008

Services for Ms. Johnnie Mae Warren, 85, of Naples, at Norris S Curry CME Church with the Rev. Melvina Darty officiating.  Ms. Warren was born December 24, 1922, in Naples.  She died January 28, 2008, in Mt. Pleasant.  She was a member of Norris S Curry CME Church.  Survivors include three brothers, Forrest and Billy Warren both of Los Angeles, and Wesley Warren of Naples; three sisters, Jeanette Warren of Los Angeles, and Thelma Kelly and Bettye Warren both of Naples; one uncle, Clarence Robinson of Naples; and a number of other relatives.  Burial was in Morning Star Cemetery at Naples.  (Location Unknown)

Whitmore, D. W. "Dallas"

WHITMORE, D. W. “Dallas”                                                         June 12, 1919 – December 18, 2008 

Services for D. W. “Dallas” Whitmore of Daingerfield were held Dec. 27 at New Hope Baptist Church in Daingerfield with Donnie Davis officiating. Interment was in Reynolds Cemetery in Daingerfield.  Mr. Whitmore was born June 12, 1919, in Cason and died Dec. 18 at a Bedford nursing facility.  (Location Unknown)

Wolfenberger, Vidar Galloway

WOLFENBERGER, VIDAR GALLOWAY                                    June 20, 1915 – March 10, 2008

Services for Vidar Lou Galloway Bantuelle Wolfenberger, 92, of Omaha, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 15, 2008, at Concord Baptist Church in Omaha, with the Rev. Nolan Richey officiating.   Interment will be in Concord Cemetery of Omaha.  Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home.  Mrs. Wolfenberger died March 10, 2008, in Mt. Pleasant.   Born June 20, 1915, she was the daughter of Charles and Lettie Galloway of the Concord Community.  She was a longtime resident of Omaha, a homemaker and member of Concord Baptist Church.  Survivors include her sister, Faye Vickers of Omaha, her sons, Charles Bantuelle of Dallas and James Deaton  Wolfenberger and his wife, Suzanne of Ft. Worth; and daughter, Anita Steadman of Bossier City, LA.; grandchildren, Douglas Hajek and wife, Janet, Michelle Haggerty and husband, Billy, Billie Jo Culver and husband, Ronnie, Deborah Harris, Jami Wolfenberger and wife, Denise, and Leila Decker and husband, Jared; nine great-grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Irvie Galloway; and a sister, Mildred Kindsfather.   (Row 37 NE)

Wommack, Lorene Wright WOMMACK, LORENE WRIGHT                                                July 29, 1912 – March 7, 2008

Services for Lorene Wright Wommack, 95, were Sunday, March 9, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. at the Bates-Cooper-Sloan Chapel in Mt. Pleasant, TX.  Dr. Clint Davis officiated.  Mrs. Wommack was a resident of Mt. Pleasant, TX; was born July 29, 1912 Titus County, TX and passed away Friday, March 7, 2008.  Burial was in the Concord Cemetery, Omaha, TX.  She was a school teacher and a member of First Baptist Church and the Retired Teachers Association.  Mrs. Wommack was preceded in death by her husband Walter Carroll Wommack; parents John Malcomb Wright and Ruby Delphia Coffey Wright; son Jerry Allen Wommack; brother John Clifton Wright and sister Evelyn Coggins.  She is survived by three nieces Shirley Smith of Mt. Pleasant, TX, Pam Paddock of Abilene, TX, and Sue Wilkinson of Ft. Worth, TX.  Pallbearers were Jim Capel, Dwaine Fortenberry, Kenny Hawkins, Don Lowry, W. H. Straw Owsley, John Vinyard; honorary Pallbearers were A. D. Taylor and James Crisco.  (Row 31 NE)

Young, Gussie Mae

YOUNG, GUSSIE MAE                                                                   May 3, 1918 – October 31, 2008

Services for Gussie Mae Young, 90, of Naples, were November 8, 2008, at Antioch Baptist Church with Bishop Charlie C Young Jr., Officiating.  Mrs. Young was born May 3, 1918, in Omaha.  She died October 31, 2008, in Mt. Pleasant.  She attended Naples Public Schools, was a life long resident of Naples, a homemaker, a member of Antioch Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and was a member of the choir.  She was preceded in death by her husband.  Survivors include five sons, John A. and Elizabeth Young of Lafayette, IN, Deryl G Young of Naples, Cleve A Young and Donny R and Margaret Young of Garland, Bishop Charlie C and Eva Young of Naples; 13 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.  Burial was in Morning Star Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)


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