Search billions of records on Ancestry.com

Adams, Emma Melinda – 1993

 

Whitesboro News-Record, September 30, 1993

Services for Emma Melinda Adams, 90, of Collinsville, will be held Thursday, September 30, at 2 pm at Huff Funeral Chapel in Whitesboro. She died Monday, September 27, 1993, at Texoma Medical Center in Denison.

                Eddie Parrish will conduct the services. Burial will be in Mt. Zion South Cemetery, Cooke County, under the direction of Huff Funeral Home.

                Mrs. Adams was born April 26, 1903 in Canute, Oklahoma, the daughter of Stephen Cavin and Ida Durham Cavin. She married W.E. (Bill) Adams in May, 1918 in Cooke County, Texas. He preceded her in death March 2, 1971.

                Mrs. Adams was a homemaker, a member of the Order of Eastern Star (Collinsville), and a member of the Church of Christ.

                Survivors are a sister, Edith Tamplen of Collinsville; and a number of nieces and nephews.

 

 

Adams, William Edgar – 1971

 

Whitesboro – William Edgar Adams, 73, of Collinsville, died Tuesday in the Katy Hospital in Denison.

                He was a native of Collinsville, born Nov. 9, 1896, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. E.M. Adams. He married Emma Cavin, May 19, 1918 and was a retired section foreman of MKT Railroad. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Chamber of Commerce.

                Services will be conducted Thursday at 2 pm in Richards Chapel in Whitesboro. Avon Whitworth will officiate with interment in Mount Zion Cemetery.

                Survivors are his wife; two brothers, J.L. Adams of West and Earl Adams of Norman, Okla.; one sister, Mrs. Lillie Gibson of Collinsville; and a number of nieces and nephews.

 

 

Adkins, Bernice P. – 1986

 

Gainesville Register, April 20, 1986

Funeral services for Bernice P. Adkins, 65, of Gainesville, will be held at 2 pm today at the Vernie Keel Funeral Chapel. The service will be conducted by Vernie Keel Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Fincher of the Central Baptist church and Dr. Harry Roark officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Zion Cemetery.

                Mrs. Adkins died Friday afternoon at Westgate Medical Center in Denton.

                She was born Sept. 13, 1920 in Mount Zion to Abe and Agnes Cox. She married Woody Adkins in Whitesboro on Sept. 5, 1942. She was a housewife and a member of the Bible Baptist Church.

                Surviving are her husband, Woody Adkins of Gainesville; two sons, Ronnie Adkins of Sanger, and Terry Adkins of Gainesville; one daughter, Mrs. Donna Partain of Gainesville; four brothers, Marvin Cox, Ralph Cox and Pete Cox, all of Collinsville, and Clifford Cox of Sherman; three sisters, Iva Johnson of Collinsville, Edna Powers of Sanger, and Jesse Reasor of Callisburg; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

                Pallbearers are Scott Johnson, Wayne Kyle, Howard Powers, Dennis Reasor, Bill Cox and Bobby Cox.

 

Adkins, David – 2010

 

David “Woody” Adkins, 94 , passed away November 25, 2010 at Pecan Tree Health and Rehab Center.

                He was born August 22, 1916 in Era, Texas to Elijah B. and Martha (Jones) Adkins. Woody served his country in the Army Air Corp. He married Bernice Pauline Cox September 5, 1942. He worked for Virgil Taylor Drilling Company as a pumper for thirty-six years before retiring.

                Survivors of Woody Adkins include his son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Peggy Adkins of Denton; daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Larry Partain of Gainesville; son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Peggy Adkins of Gainesville; niece Barbara Hutson of Saint Jo; ten grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Bernice Cox Adkins; daughter, Linda Adkins; great-grandson, William Prettyman; great-granddaughter, Jodi Culwell; twin brother, Derow Adkins and sister Bonnie Adkins.

                Funeral services will be 1 pm Monday, November 29, 2010 at Clement-Keel Chapel with Pastor David Hart, Baptist minister officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Zion Cemetery. Grandson Craig Adkins, grandsons-on-law, Daren Hutcherson, Greg Hart, Nate Cook, Tim Klement and Sid Campbell will serve as pallbearers. Honorary bearers will be Mike Earhart, Dane Coker, Scott Johnson, Wayne Kyle and Bill Cox.

 

 

Adkins, Linda Faye – 1944

 

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon for Linda Faye Adkins, infant daughter of Pfc. And Mrs. David W. Adkins, of Collinsville, Route 1. The baby was born Monday and died at 2:30 am Thursday.

                Services were held at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, and interment was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery. Other survivors include her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. E.B. Adkins of Gainesville and Mr. and Mrs. Abe Cox of Collinsville.

 

 

Ammons, Charles – 1988

 

Funeral services for Charles Ammons, 62, of 603 s. Grand, Gainesville, were held today at 10 am in the Vernie Keel Chapel with Rev. Leo Massie, Baptist minister, and Rev. Robert Griffith, Clement Street Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

                Mr. Ammons died Monday morning in Gainesville Memorial Hospital.

                He was born May 30, 1925, in Braxton, Miss., son of John Edward and Kate Everett Ammons. He married Frances Cox on Dec. 11, 1964, in Gainesville. Mr. Ammons was a retired service station operator and was a Baptist. He had lived here since 1960.

                Survivors include his wife, Frances Ammons of  Gainesville; a brother, John Ammons of Raymond, Miss.; two sisters, Muriel Ammons of Lawton, Okla., and Jewel Carnright of Jackson, Miss.; and several nieces and nephews.

                Pallbearers were Chris Kaden, Lewis Cox, Rod Tyler, Joe Beres, Raymond Clark, Melvin Bone, Paul Soper and David Hood.

 

 

Baughman, Albie Parker - 1950

 

Birth:  Jun. 1, 1926, Dorchester, Grayson County, Texas, USA

Death:  1950, Yukon, Canada

On January 26, 1950 with low clouds, fog, drizzle and low temperatures, An Air Force C-54D Skymaster (serial number 42-72469 powered by four Pratt & Whitney R-2000-11 engines) departed, enroute from Elmendorf AFB, Alaska to Great Falls, Montana and then it's final destination was to be Biggs AFB near El Paso, Texas. The plane went missing and was last heard from over Snag, 10 miles into the Yukon territory from the Alaskan border. This was one of the largest groups of military personnel to go missing. Total persons on board was 44. Eight crewmen, and 36 passengers, including 3 civilians. The search was dubbed "Operation Mike", a name taken from the missing plane's commander, 1st Lt. Kyle E. McMichael. (My Mother always told me that she was told) "The plane was painted blood red but despite one of the largest searches at that time, no trace of the plane , or its personnel have been found". Albie Parker Baughman, Jr. was a passenger aboard this plane and to this day the plane has never been found. Jr. was the son of Albie Parker and Martha Elizabeth Roberts Baughman, 2 sisters LuVena & Eula Mae, 3 brothers Arthur, Fess & Estus, 2 half brothers Dennis & Roy Lee, & 3 half sisters Edna, Ethel and Elsie, 3 step brothers Vernon, Gene, Vertie Ridinger and 1 step sister Helen.

 

 

Baughman, Forest Estus - 2007

Rev. F. E. Baughman is the son of Albie Parker Baughman and Martha Elizabeth (Roberts) Baughman. His twin brother, Horace Festus Baughman, preceded him in death in 1952. He married Vera Allene Henderson on November 13, 1937 in Tioga, Grayson County, Texas.

Rev. Baughman was pastor of the Rolling Hills Baptist Church in Lancaster, Texas for many years. Rev. Baughman and Bro. Marvin Earnheart were present when the church was organized in the fall of 1947. Rev. S. F. McKee was called to be the pastor, but after a few weeks, he resigned to go back to seminary, so the church called Bro. Baughman as their pastor. The church was known as Gospel Tabernacle Baptist Church, and land was donated by Mrs. Annie Ball to erect a church building. Prior to this time the church had met in the home of Mrs. Thomas Mitchell.

In 1953 a new church auditorium was completed, and the church name was changed to Baptist Tabernacle. The church grew from a small handful to over 400 members, and on September 20, 1964, they moved the church to its present location. Once again the church changed its name to Rolling Hills Baptist Church.

Dr. F. E. Baughman and his church were supporters of the World Baptist Fellowship and Bible Baptist Seminary in Arlington, Texas. He served on the Board of Directors for the seminary and was also one of the founders and directors of Minnetonka Christian Camp in Clayton, Oklahoma.

He was affectionately known as "The Sheriff" at Minnetonka Christian Camp, and for many years, he preached the last message at the end of the week when he was at the camp.

Bro. Baughman spend many years of his ministry showing others the way to eternal life with Christ in Heaven. He remained firm and decisive in his convictions and is a faithful servant of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

He is indeed truly missed among fellow Christians here on earth but now has his home in Heaven. Until we meet again.

 

Baughman, Horace Festus – 1952

 

Horace Festus Baughman, 34, died last Wednesday in a Galveston hospital after a month’s illness. He lived in Gunter, Texas.

                Rites were held Saturday at 2 pm at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. M.J. Atkins, and Elder H.G. Ball.

                Interment was in Mt. Zion cemetery. Beck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Raymond Gressett, Eddie Gressett, Herman Gressett, Taylor Scoggins, W.L. Howell and Benton Hunter.

                He is survived by his widow, Dessie Hester Baughman; three sons, Earl, Phillip and Larry; his father, A.P. Baughman and his step-mother, Mrs. Edna Baughman, both of Tioga; four brothers, Forrest Estus (his twin) and Roy Lee, both of Tioga; Arthur of Gunter and Dennis of Pearl Harbor; and A.P. Baughman, Jr. who is missing in action; five sisters, Mrs. Dan (Luvena) McKnight and Misses Edna, Ethel and Elsie Baughman of Tioga and Mrs. Glen (Eula Mae) Scoggins of Savoy; a step-sister, Mrs. James (Helen) Duff of Tioga; and three step-brothers, Vernon, Vertie and Eugene Ridinger of Denison, Dallas and Sherman, respectively; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Amos Walter Baughman of Aubrey and a step-grandmother, Mrs. W.C. Roberts of Collinsville.

 

Services for Horace Festus Baughman conducted from Mount Carmel Baptist Church on Saturday February 9, 1952, were officiated by Rev. M.J. Atkins and Elder H.G. Ball.             Horace Festus Baughman was born June 29, 1917 in Boone County, Arkansas and died February 6, 1952 in Galveston, Texas.

 

 

Baughman, Thomas Arthur – 1974

 

Fort Worth – Services for Thomas Arthur Baughman, 59, of Fort Worth, painter, who died Sunday at a Fort Worth hospital, were held Monday at Mount Carmel Baptist Church east of Tioga, conducted by the Rev. Carroll B. Gaskin of Gunter and assisted by the Rev. Al Dorrough of Pilot Point. Mr. Baughman was a native of Arkansas, the son of the late Albie Parker and Mattie Baughman. He was a veteran of World War II and married Lucille Marie Gorrell in Southmayd in 1940. He resided in Fort Worth since 1958 and was a Baptist.

                Surviving are his wife; stepmother Mrs. Edna Baughman of Tioga; son Thomas E. Baughman of Fort Worth, daughter Mrs. Patsy Carter of Fort Worth; brothers, Estus Baughman of Dallas, Dennis Baughman of Irving, Roy Lee Baughman of the Marshall Islands, Vertie and Eugene Ridinger, both of Lewisville; sisters, Mrs. Luvena McKnight of Paris, Mrs. Eula Mae Mitchell of Tioga, Mrs. Ethel Burchett and Mrs. Edna Hilliard, both of Tioga, Mrs. Elsie Primm of Romayor, Mrs. Helen Duff of Lewisville; and three grandchildren.

                Pallbearers were Earl Baughman, Herman Gressett, Ronald Scoggins, Willie Lee Howell, Dude Carrigan and Dan McKnight Jr.

 

 

 

Baughman, Vera Allene – 2004

 

Dallas Morning News, February 25, 2004

Baughman, Vera A. of Lancaster, Tx. Born November 27, 1914 in Cooke County Texas. Preceded in death by great-grandson Zachary Harris. Survived by husband Rev. F.E. Baughman; daughter Dorris Harris and Husband Jim of Maypearl, grandchildren Ricky Harris and wife Kellie, Gayle Gann and husband Terry; great-grandchildren Justin & Kyle Harris, Shanna, Tanner and Cooper Gann. Service 10 am Thursday, February 26, 2004 at Rolling Hills Baptist Church, Lancaster, Tx. Graveside service at 3 pm Thursday in Mt. Zion Cemetery, near Collinsville, Tx. Family will receive friends from 6-8 pm Wednesday evening at Byrum Funeral Home.

 

 

Beck, Stanley – 2008

 

Stanley Beck, 69 of Gainesville died Jan. 6, 2008 at Pecan Tree Rehabilitation and health Care Center.

                Graveside services were held Jan. 10 at Mt. Zion Cemetery with the Rev. Hubert Wright officiating. Burial was under the direction of the Clement-Keel Funeral Home of Gainesville.

                Stanley Beck was born Nov 5, 1938 in Gainesville to Edie Dixon and Trinnie Mae Reed Beck.

                Stanley Beck worked as a card dealer in Las Vegas for many years. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed motorcycles and movies.

                Stanley Beck is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Melinda and David King of Gainesville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Travis and Pauline Beck of North Richland Hills, Donald “Bud” Beck of Euless and James W. and Patsy Beck of Gainesville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Pauline Collings of Gainesville; Ella Mae Blakeley of Fort Worth, Barbara and Troy Strickland of Farmington, N.M. and Nelladeen Trammel of Leasville, La.; and many nieces and nephews.

                He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Raymond Beck, Alan Beck and Ernest Beck.

 

 

Bell, Ethel Martin – 2006

 

Gainesville Daily Register, March 2, 2006

 

A funeral service for Ethel Martin Bell, 82, of Denton, is set for 2 pm Saturday in the Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home Chapel, 705 N. Locust St., in Denton with the Rev. Cliff Feeler officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Collinsville under the direction of the Mulkey-Mason Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home of Denton.

                Mrs. Bell died Monday, Feb. 27, 2006, at Presbyterian Hospital of Denton.

                She was born Oct. 9, 1923, in Whitesboro to O.B. and Ethel M. (Lacy) Martin. She married John R. Bell on Dec. 28, 1940, in Marietta, Okla. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, and retired in 1986 from General Telephone and Electronics, where she was a business representative for three years.

                She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Naughton of Manhattan, Kan.; and a son, John L. Bell of Denton; a sister Alyne Gibson of Whitesboro, and a brother Travis Martin of Winton, Calif.; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

                She was preceded in death by her husband on Jan. 12, 2002; and a granddaughter.

                The family will be at the funeral home for visitation from 1 pm until service time on Saturday.

                Memorial contributions may be made to the Senior Adult Ministry of the First Baptist Church; 1100 Malone, St.; Denton, tx. 76201.

 

 

Bell, John Reed – 2002

 

Whitesboro News-Record, January 17, 2002

J.R. Bell, 80, of Denton died Saturday, January 12, 2002 at Denton Good Samaritan Village.

                Born in Woodbine on February 14, 1921, he was the son of A.L. and Mollie V. (Reed) Bell. He married Ethel F. Martin in Marietta, Oklahoma on December 28, 1940.

                He was owner of several businesses in Denton, and attended the First Baptist Church in Denton. He served in the United States Navy.

                Survivors are his wife, Ethel of Denton; daughter, Barbara Naughton of Manhattan, Kansas; son, John L. Bell of Denton; sisters, Edna Mann of Gainesville, and Lucille Hart of Franklin, Tennessee; brother Hulan Bell of Whitesboro; two grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.

                He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kelli Gray.

                Services were held at 2 pm Tuesday, January 15, 2002 at the Mulkey-Mason Chapel. Rev. Cliff Feeler officiated.

                Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery near Collinsville under the direction of Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home.

 

 

Bell, Mollie Virginia – 1961

 

Whitesboro News-Record, October 13, 1961

Funeral services for Mollie Virginia Bell, 69, of Woodbine were held at 2 pm Wednesday in Richards-Beck Chapel. Rev. Hugh Newsom, Baptist minister of Collinsville and Rev. Cass Reasor, Baptist minister of Tioga, officiated. Interment was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

                Mrs. Bell died at 2:30 pm Monday, Oct. 9, at her home, Rt. 2, Gainesville, after an illness of three years.

                A native of Collinsville, Mrs. Bell was born January 31, 1893, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. Reed. She married A.L. Bell of Woodbine on April 21, 1912. She was a member of the Woodbine Baptist Church.

                Survivors include her husband; two sons, John Reed Bell of Denton and R.H. Bell of Whitesboro; four daughters, Mrs. Jeane Beaver of Gainesville, Mrs. Laddie Turner of Napa, Calif., Mrs. Weldon Wood of Whitesboro, and Mrs. Leonard Hart of San Antonio; one brother, Claiborne Reed of Collinsville; one sister, Mrs. Jim Patton of Gainesville; 14 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

 

 

Booker, Marvin Austin – 1993

 

Gainesville Register, May 25, 1993

Services for Marvin Austin Booker, 73, of Grand Prairie will be Wednesday at 2 pm in the Huff Funeral Chapel, with burial following in Mt. Zion South, Cooke County.

                Mr. Booker died Saturday in DFW Hospital, Grand Prairie. He was born Jan. 20, 1920, in Carbon to the late John Robert and Ester Gartell Booker. He married Norman Adams Sept. 23, 1939, in Marietta, Okla. An auto mechanic, he was a member of Woodmen of the World, AARP, and the Church of Christ.

                Surviving are his wife Norma of Grand Prairie; son Donald L. Booker of Grand Prairie; daughters Bernice Vail of Gordonville, Lucille Lovelady of Lindsey, Okla., Wanneti Wooten of Kaufman, Areta Carter and Sandra Goocher, both of Grand Prairie; four brothers, a sister, three stepbrothers, a stepsister, 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

 

 

Booker, Norma Adams – 2006

 

The daughter of the Late James Henry Adams and Edith May Cavin Adams, she was born August 30, 1923 in Whitesboro. She married Marvin Booker on September 23, 1939 in Marietta, Oklahoma. He preceded her in death May 22, 1993. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ in Kaufman.

                She is survived by a son, Donald Booker of Grand Prairie, Texas; three daughters, Bernice Vail of Sherwood Shores, Texas, Wanneti Wooten of Kaufman, and Lucille Lovelady of Lindsay, Oklahoma; two brothers, Marvin Adams of Collinsville, and Roy Adams of Tuttle, Oklahoma; three sisters, Winona Penn, Eloise Lowry, and Emma Irene Adams, all of Collinsville; five grandchildren, Edwin Lovell, Robert Childress, Shiela Ruston, Ricky Lovelady, and Kenneth Wooten; and five great-grandchildren.

 

 

Britt, Amanda Michelle – 2005

 

Herald Democrat, January 26, 2005

Pottsboro – Amanda Michelle “Amy” Britt, age 28, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 23, 2005 at 10:45 am at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas.

                Amy was born October 4, 1976 in Sherman, Texas to Jerry & Brenda (Elkins) Britt. Amy attended public schools in Pottsboro and Gunter and had started attending classes at Grayson County College. Amy was a loving and caring mother to her daughter, Paige. Amy had many friends from all walks of life. Amy gave to anyone that needed her; she will be greatly missed by Brian and all who knew her and loved her.

                Amy is loved very much by her daughter, Madison “Paige” Britt, age 21 months of Pottsboro, Texas; her mother, Brenda Britt and Michael of Pottsboro, Texas; her dad, Jerry Britt and Chris of Dorchester, Texas; grandmothers, Carrilene Dawson of Pottsboro, Texas, Joan Nicoloff of Howe, Texas and Jimmie Britt of Collinsville, Texas; aunts and uncles, Debra and Randy Clark and Phil and Melinda Williams, all of Sherman, texas, Jackie and David Cole of Denison, Texas, Don and Doris Britt of Denton, Texas; stepsisters, Tiara Crouch of Dallas, Texas and Danielle Nicholson of Sherman, Texas; stepbrother, James Michael “Bo” Crouch of Pottsboro, Texas; nephew, Holden Wheeler and numerous cousins and friends. Amy joined her granddad, Charles Britt and grandpa, Spurgeon Elkins when she left life, as we know it.

                Pallbearers will be Byron Green, Jarad Clark, Jordan Clark, Nick Williams, James Michael Crouch, Kent Wheeler and Brad Earnhart.

                Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 pm Thursday, January 27, 2005 at Fisher Funeral Chapel with Rev. Billy Vier officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Collinsville. Family visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8 pm Wednesday, January 26, 2005 at Fisher Funeral Home.

                Arrangements are under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home, located at 604 West Main in Denison.

 

 

Britt, Charles Bryant – 2002

 

Funeral services for Charles Bryant Britt, 73, were held Monday, December 2, 2002, at 2 pm at First Baptist Church in Collinsville. Rev. Jerry Davis conducted the service. Interment was in Mt. Zion Cemetery, southwest of Collinsville, under the direction of Huff Funeral Home in Whitesboro.

                Death occurred Friday, November 29, 2002 at his residence in Collinsville.

                Pallbearers were grandchildren; and Masonic pallbearers: Judge Horace Groff, John Ramsey, Jeff Schneider, Leroy Fischer, Bill Burton and Melvin Eddings.

                Born April 14, 1929 in Electra, Texas, he was the son of the late Otha Britt and Gracie Barrett Britt. He married Jimmie Nell Johnson April 3, 1951 in Tioga. He was a retired postmaster at Collinsville, Past Master of Hiram Lodge #433 AF&AM; member of York Rite Bodies of Masonry; member of Scottish Rite Bodies of Masonry; Hella Temple Shrine, Dallas; Appendent bodies of Masonry; Past Patron Collinsville Chapter No. 674 OES; Dual member of Carpenters CH #183 OES, Sherman.

                He was a member of First Baptist Church of Collinsville.

                Survivors are; his wife, Jimmie Britt, Collinsville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Don and Doris Britt, Denton, Texas, and Jerry and Chris Britt, Howe, Texas; two daughters and sons-in-law, Malinda and Phil Williams and Debra and Randy Clark, all of Sherman; two brothers, Richard “Tutter” and Gailya Britt, Eastland, Texas, and Jimmie M. and Diana Britt, Grand Prairie, Texas; one sister, Zula Jolly, Vernon, Texas; ten grandchildren; Christopher and Megan Britt, Denton, Amanda Britt, Denison, Danielle Nicholson, Howe, Nicholas Williams, Las Cruces, New Mexico, Heather Williams, Sherman, Malissa and husband, Brad Earnhart, Sherman, Jordan, Jared, and Rebecca Clark, Sherman; and one great-grandchild, Holden Wheeler, Howe.

                Memorials may be made to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children or Hiram Lodge #433 AF&AM.

 

 

Brown, James C. – 2006

 

Services for J.C. Brown, 83, of Gainesville are set for 10 am Wednesday at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Hollis Parsons officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of the Geo. J. Carroll & son Funeral Home of Gainesville.

                Mr. Brown died Aug. 19, 2006, at North Texas Medical Center in Gainesville.

                He was born Dec. 23, 1922, in Gainesville to Alva and Belle Cox Brown. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the army of the United States. He was a member of the First Baptist Church.

                Survivors include his brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Audrey Brown of San Antonio; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

                Pallbearers are Kenneth and Larry Brown; Kenny, Randy and Donny Wilson, and Lacy Shotwell.

 

 

Brown, Joan – 2013

 

 Funeral services for Joan Brown, 74, of Gainesville are set for Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at 2 p.m. in the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Chapel with burial to follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Cooke County.

 The family received friends on Monday, May 6, 2013, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

 Joan passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2013, in Gainesville.

 Joan was born on March 14, 1939, in Denton County to John David and Lena Marie Howard Carter. She was a homemaker and loved her family dearly, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Joan loved doing activies with her family including fishing, having BBQs and growing roses.

 Joan is survived by her children, Donna Patterson and her husband David of Gainesville, Terry White of Gainesville, David Price and his wife Melissa of St. Jo and Ronda Scallon and her husband Bill of Gainesville; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren, and brothers, Bobby Grimes, Coy Carter and his wife Brenda.

 Pallbearers will be family and friends.

 Joan was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Brown; her parents; brother, Charles Leon Grimes; and a grandson Kelsey Patterson.

 You may sign the online registry at www.geojcarroll.com.

 

 

Bryant, Harold Loyd – 2009

 

Gainesville – Harold Loyd Bryant, 77, passed away October 14, 2009 at his home in Gainesville. A memorial service will be planned at a later date. Meador Funeral Home in Whitesboro is in charge of cremation arrangements.

                He was born on August 9, 1932 to Loyd Earl and Bertha (Burch) Bryant in Cooke County, Texas. He leaves behind his wife of 53 years, Nellie (Cox) Bryant; two sons, Michael and Randall Claude Bryant and one grandson, Sean Bryant, all of Gainesville; a brother, Luther Ray Bryant and wife Mary Lee of Dallas; and a sister, Nell Rudd and husband Bill, of Garland; 2 step granddaughters, Elisha Willard and Natasha Willard and their eight children. Also a very special little girl, Skylar, who captured Harold’s heart.

                Harold served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. He worked in Shoe Factories in Texas and Arkansas and retired from Weber Aircraft after 30 years of employment. He was a faithful member of Temple Baptist Church for 30 years, serving in any place he  was needed until his health problems began. He was also a 50 year member of the Collinsville Masonic Lodge # 433 A.F. & A.M.

                Memorial contributions may be made to Temple Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 64, Gainesville, Tx. 76241.

 

 

Burch, Glen – 1999

 

Collinsville – Services for Glen Burch, 67, of Collinsville, are set for 10 am Wednesday at Clement-Keel Chapel with the Rev. Robert Boone of New Hope Baptist Church, and the Rev. Rusty Waller of First Baptist church in Gordonville. Burial will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.

                Mr. Burch died Jan. 11, 1999, at Gainesville Memorial Hospital.

                He was born May 6, 1931, in Henrietta to Cecil Riley and Gertie Branch Burch. On Aug. 14, 1958, he married Nancy Cox at Clement street Baptist Church. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church. He worked for Gainesville Auto Parts for 28 years and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

                Survivors include his wife, Nancy Burch; son, Vernon Glen Burch of Collinsville; daughter and son-in-law, Vicki and Eugene Colten of Gainesville; four grandchildren; and sibling, Imogene Stewart of Eureka, Kan.

                He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Doris Hine; and a grandson.

                The family will be at the Clement-Keel Funeral Home for 7 to 8 pm Tuesday.

                Pallbearers are Greg Stewart, Randy Stewart, Delton Burch, Richard Luetters, John Cox and Joe Cox.

                Memorial contributions may be made to Cooke County Home Hospice; P.O. Box 1352, Gainesville, Tx. 76241-1352.

 

 

Canady, Carl Gene – 2001

 

Amarillo Daily News, April 11, 2001

Fritch – Carl Gene Canady, 71, died Monday, April 9, 2001, in Sherman.

                Services will be at 10 am Thursday in Huff Funeral Home Chapel of Whitesboro with the Rev. Harold Watson officiating. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery of Cooke County.

                Mr. Canady married Gladys Walsh on Jan. 19, 1951 in New Mexico. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, James B. Burgess No. 1305, in Dallas.

                Survivors include his wife, a son, Carl Gene Canady Jr. of Fort Worth; two daughters, Dorotha McDonnell of Fort Worth and Charlene Borders of Deport; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carthen, Ruby Renfro – 1987

 

Whitesboro News Record, June 4, 1987

Services for Ruby Renfro Carthen, 79, of Whitesboro were held at 3 pm. Wednesday, June 3 at Huff Funeral Chapel. She died Monday, June 1, 1987, at her home in Whitesboro.

                The eulogy was conducted by Frank Lovejoy and Ivan Shelton.

                Burial was at Mt. Zion Cemetery southwest of Collinsville, under the direction of Huff Funeral Home.

                Mrs. Carthen was born August 13, 1907, in Denison, the daughter of Gettie O. and Elmira F. Cason Renfro. She married Tommie Otto Carthen on September 25, 1929, at Sherman.

                She was a retired nurse and a member of the Baptist Church.

                Survivors include; a daughter, Tharon Ann Shears of Whitesboro; a brother, Daniel S. Renfro of Amarillo; and a sister, Virginia L. Anthony of Fort Worth.

                Pallbearers were: Jimmy Hazelwood, Joe Lee Chancellor, Joey Chancellor, Jimmy Tom McDonald, Gordon Brookshear, and Leon Moss.

 

 

Cason, Mrs. Birdie – 1955

 

Whitesboro – Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:30 pm in Mount Zion Baptist Church, west of Collinsville, for Mrs. Birdie Frances Cason, 73, who died at midnight Tuesday in Gainesville Hospital.

                Elder H.G. Ball, minister of the Primitive Baptist Church, Tioga, will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery, directed by Richards-Beck Funeral Home. Grandsons will be pallbearers.

                Mrs. Cason was born Oct. 20, 1882, in Cooke County, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.G.W. Cox. She was married to S.B. Cason Sept. 22, 1898, at Mount Zion.

                Survivors are her husband; one son, S.B. Cason of Muenster; four daughters, Mrs. Ruby Underwood of Sadler, Mrs. Bess Fullenwider of Texarkana, Mrs. Grace McKenzie and Mrs. Lloyd Boston, both of Whitesboro; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Abe Cox and Alex Cox both of Collinsville, Ed Cox of Gainesville; four sisters, Mrs. Mae Reed of Gainesville, Mrs. Nola Ewing of Wichita Falls, Mrs. Beulah Walker of Collinsville and Mrs. M.H. Jetton of Fort Worth.

 

 

Cason, Sterling - 1960

 

Whitesboro – Funeral services will be held at 2:30 pm Thursday in Mount Zion Baptist Church, southwest of Whitesboro for Sterling Brown Cason, 79, a retired farmer, who died here at 2:45 am Wednesday in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Grace McKenzie.

                Elder Henry G. Ball of Tioga, of the Primitive Baptist Church, and the Rev. Cass Reasor will conduct the services. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery, directed by Richards-Beck Funeral Home.

                Mr. Cason was born March 12, 1881, in Tennessee, a son of Mr. and Mrs. S.B. Cason. On Sept 22, 1898, he married Miss Birdie Frances Cox in Cooke County. He was a member of the Baptist Chruch.

                Survivors are a son, J.D. Cason of Gainesville; three other daughters, Mrs. Ruby Underwood of Sherman, Mrs. Bessie Fullenwider of Texarkana, Mrs. Lloyd Boston of Whitesboro; three brothers, G.C. Cason of Gainesville, W.W. Cason of Tioga, D.S. Cason of San Diego, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Fannie Renfro of Fort Worth; 15 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

 

 

Cason, William - 1964

 

Tioga – Funeral services were held at 2 pm Saturday in Mount Zion Baptist Church, northwest of Tioga, for William Walter Cason, 87, Mount Zion farmer, who died Thursday in a Wichita Falls hospital after a long illness.

                Rev. C.A. Reasor, pastor of the church, conducted the services. Burial was in Mount Zion Cemetery, directed by Beck Funeral Home.

                Mr. Cason was born Oct. 28, 1876 in Tennessee. He was a member of the Baptist Church.

                Survivors are a brother, Cleve Cason of Gainesville; a half-sister, Mrs. Fannie Renfro of Fort Worth; and several nieces and nephews.

 

 

Clark, Mattie Oreta – 2004

 

Dallas Morning News, June 3, 2004

Clark, Mattie, 89, born February 17, 1915, and passed away peacefully June 1, 2004. She is survived by her daughter, Reta McDonald, son-in-law, Harold McDonald, granddaughter, Alicia McKinney and husband, Calvin McKinney, great-granddaughters, Erika, Hayley & grat-grandson Broc. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm Thursday, 6-3-04 at the funeral home. Graveside services will be 12 noon, Friday, 6-4-04 at Mt. Zion South Cemetery, Collinsville, Tx.

 

 

Cox, A.G.W. - Apr 19, 1923


ABE G. W. COX died at his home 15 miles southeast of Gainesville on the Pilot Point road last Tuesday. Mr. Cox was 76 years old and had resided in Cooke County 51 years. He was a splendid citizen and life long Democrat, whom his friends called the ‘Democratic wheel-horse of Cooke County.’ Fraternally, he was a prominent member of the Masonic lodge and was laid to rest in the Mt. Zion cemetery last Wednesday by the Gainesville Masonic lodge with H. S. HOLMAN having charge of the service. Mrs. SARAH FRANCES COX, his wife, died less than two weeks ago, and appropriate services for both Mr. and Mrs. Cox will be observed to the church to which they belonged next Sunday. They were married in Fannin County, Texas 53 years ago and lived in the Cooke County on the same farm for more than a half century. Born to them were six boys and six girls, all grown and married. They had 84 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

 

Cox, Abe – 1963

 

The Rev. J.E. King and the Rev. C.A. Reasor officiated at the funeral services for Abe Cox, 86, Sunday at 3 pm in Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

                Cox, well known retired pioneer Cooke County farmer and stockman, died at his home in the Mt. Zion community Friday morning. He had been ill for some time.

                Interment was in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Pallbearers were Howard Powers, Scott Johnson, Billy Cox, Wayne Kyle, Ronny Adkins and Wade Cox.

                Abe Cox was married Dec. 13, 1894 to Miss Agnes Wheeler, who passed away July 22, 1963.

                Survivors include five sons, W.R. Cox of Gladewater, Marvin A. Cox, Ralph and Ivan Cox, all of Collinsville and Clifford Cox of Omaha, Nebr.; five daughters, Mrs. G.C. Powers of Sanger, Mrs. H.F. Kyle and Mrs. D.W. Adkins, both of Gainesville, Mrs. Bert Johnson of Tioga and Mrs. Ben Reasor of Collinsville; one brother, Alex Cox of Collinsville; four sisters, Mrs. May Reed and Mrs. Jennie Jetton of Fort Worth, Mrs. Nola Ewing of Wichita Falls and Mrs. Beulah Walker of Collinsville; 30 grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren.

 

 

Cox, Abie Lee – 1958

 

Whitesboro – Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3 pm in Mt. Zion Baptist Church, west of Collinsville for Abie Lee Cox, 47, a farmer and rancher, who died Sunday at 3:45 pm in a Sherman hospital after a long illness.

                The Rev J.E. King of Sherman, Baptist minister and C.A. Reasor of Tioga, will conduct the services. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, directed by Richards-Beck Funeral Home.

                Mr. Cox was born Sept. 15, 1910, near Collinsville, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Cox.

                Survivors are two sisters, Miss Fannie Cox of Collinsville and Mrs. Oland Peltin of Abilene, one brother, Alfred Cox of Collinsville; and two nephews.

 

 

Cox, Alex John – 1968

 

Collinsville – Funeral Services for Alex John Cox, 75, will be held at 3 pm Sunday in Mt. Zion Church.

                Mr. Cox died Saturday morning in a Denton Hospital after an illness of three months. Rev. Hugh Newsom will officiate -, services will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, directed by Richards Funeral Home of Whitesboro. Grandsons will be pallbearers.

                He was born april 22, 1893 in Texas, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. A.G.W. Cox. He was married to Bertha Williams at Frederick, Okla., April 30, 1913. He was a retired farmer and a member of Mt. Zion Church.

                Survivors include four sons, Edward and Joe Cox of Lake Dallas; Clyde Cox, Hurst and G.C. Cox of Gainesville; four daughters, Mrs. Lulu Roberts of Denison; Mrs. Bertie Roberts and Mrs. Edna Belle Tyler of Collinsville; Mrs. Gracie Ridinger of Lewisville; two sisters, Mrs. Dulaha Walker of Collinsville and Mrs. Nola Ewing of Wichita Falls; 41 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cox, Alfred H. – 1974

 

Whitesboro News-Record, November 7, 1974

Services for Alfred H. Cox, 59, of Route 1, Collinsville, will be held Thursday (today) at 2 pm at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church. He died Tuesday following an extended illness at a Sherman Hospital. Rev. Hugh Newsom, minister of the Miller Memorial Baptist Church of Collinsville, will officiate at the services.

                Pallbearers will be Kenneth Mayo, A.J. Branch, Bill Sullivant, Jimmie Burrows, Charley Williams, Dean West, Don Underwood and Bill Stuckey.

                Burial will be at the Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of Richards Funeral Home.

                Mr. Cox was born on December 22, 1914 in Cooke County, the son of Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Cox. He married Oleta Swindle on February 16, 1935 in Gainesville. He was a farmer, stockman and rancher.

                Survivors include his wife; two sisters, Miss Fannie Cox of Whitesboro and mrs. Oland W. Pelton of Abilene; his mother, Mrs. Maud Brewer of Gainesville; and two nephews.

 

 

Cox, Andy Ray – 1991

 

Whitesboro News-Record, July 4, 1991

Services for Ray Cox, 93, of Collinsville, were held Monday, July 1, at 10 am at Huff Funeral Chapel in Whitesboro. He died Friday, June 28, 1991, at Wilson N. Jones Hospital in Sherman.

                Rev. A.W. Blaine conducted the services, assisted by Tom Medlin.

                Burial was at Mt. Zion in Cooke County, under the direction of Huff Funeral Home.

                Mr. Cox was born April 21, 1898, in Cooke County, Texas, the son of the late Charlie Cox and Polly Dawson Cox. He married Lucy Ann Keele, May 18, 1919, in Cooke County. She preceded him in death January 29, 1984.

                He was a rancher, and the oldest member of First Baptist Church in Collinsville.

                Survivors are a son, Weston Cox of Collinsville; two daughters, Velma Matlock and Wanda Overstreet, both of Collinsville; (a daughter, Nadine Mitchell, preceded him in death April 1981.), two brothers, M.J. Cox of Collinsville and Abe Cox of Houston; three sisters, Pearl Roberts of Amarillo, Lou Mordah of Austin, and Charlcie Kunkel of Mesquite; 15 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

                Pallbearers were grandsons; Mike Cox, Terry Cox, Wesley Overstreet, Victor Overstreet, Gary Matlock, Dennis Matlock, Allen Ray Mitchell, Ricky Mitchell, Jerry W. Mitchell, and Ronnie Mitchell.

 

 

Cox, Bertha Alfred – 1974

 

Whitesboro News-Record, January 31, 1974

Final rites were held for Mrs. Bertha Alfred Cox Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock in Richards Chapel with Hugh Newsom of Collinsville and Bill Bristow of Lewisville conducting the services. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

                Mrs. Cox died in Flo Memorial Hospital in Denton after a brief illness.

                Born October 27, 1893 at Bentonville, Ark., she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.D. Williams. On April 30, 1913, she married Alex John Cox at Fredrick, Okla. She was a member of the Baptist church.

                Survivors are three sons, Edward F. Cox of Lake Dallas, G.C. Cox of Gainesville, and Clyde Cox of Collinsville; four daughters, Mrs. Lula Roberts of Denison, Mrs. Bertie Mae Roberts and Mrs. Edna Bell Tyler of Collinsville and Mrs. Gracie Ridinger of Lewisville; sixty-four grandchildren; fifty-six great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Also sisters, Mrs. Goldie Sanders and Mrs. Iva Nichols of Wichita Falls and Mrs. Mollie Pernell of Fredrick, Okla.

 

 

Cox, Billie Lucille – 2012

 

Carrollton – Graveside funeral services for Billie Lucille (Cox) Lynch Bethel, 84 will be held at 2 pm Monday, December 17, 2012 at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Collinsville, Tx. Officiated by Rev. Rick Carney.

                Services are under the direction of Meador Funeral Home of Whitesboro, Texas. There is no scheduled visitation time.

                Billie Lucille passed away on Friday, December 14, 2012 in Carrollton, Texas.

                Billie was born on March 20, 1928 about one mile south of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church and Elementary School in Cooke County, Texas, to Thomas Lewis Cox and Ollie Atrice (Roberts) Cox. She was among the last class who attended the one room school at Mt. Zion before going to high school in Collinsville. She graduated from Collinsville High School in 1944 with a grade average of 93.8.

                After graduation she worked for about a year at Sears Roebuck and Company, mail order department on Lamar St. in Dallas, before marrying Francis Adrian Lynch on May 19, 1945. They had 4 children; Charles Adrian Lynch, Robert Thomas Lynch, Brenda Kay Lynch and Cynthia J. Lynch. She later married Harold Bethel on Feb. 14, 1987.

                Billie is survived by her children, Charles Lynch, Rev. Brenda Moore and Cindy Kelly; two brothers; Lewis A. Cox and Cass W. Reasor; 6 grandchildren, Vera Lynch, Travis Lynch, Erin Moore, Paige Moore, B.J. Kelly and Megan Kelly-Bates and 4 great-grandchildren, Jax Luzier, Lily Vella bates, Scarlett Sophia Moore and Molly Violet Bates, whom she loved dearly.

                She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas L. Cox and Ollie Atrice Cox and son, Robert Thomas Lynch.

 

 

Cox, Brendan Ray – 1997

 

Whitesboro News-Record, October 30, 1997

Brendan Cox, 3 months, of Collinsville died Tuesday, October 28 at Wilson N. Jones Regional Health Systems of Sherman. Graveside services will be Friday, October 31, at 2 pm at Mt. Zion Cemetery, southwest of Collinsville. Rev. George Jones and Rev. Tony Norman will conduct the services under the direction of Huff Funeral Home of Whitesboro.

                Brendan was born July 14, 1997 in Sherman to Jeffrey and Sabrina Cox of Collinsville. He is survived by his parents, a brother, Zachary Cox of Collinsville; a half-brother, Corey Morrison of Walnut Bend; his grandparents, Grady and Mary Cox of Collinsville and Doug and Pat Rushing of Lake Kiowa; and his great-grandparents, Ralph and Vera Cox of Collinsville and Mrs. W.T. Tannehill of Lake Kiowa.

 

 

Cox, Cecil – 1988

 

Whitesboro News-Record, June 2, 1988

Funeral services for Cecil Louise Cox, 71, were held at 4 pm Monday, May 30, at Huff Funeral Chapel in Whitesboro. She died May 28, 1988, at Medical Plaza Hospital in Sherman after an extended illness.

                Rev. Mack Cox conducted the services, assisted by Rev. Gayle Baucum.

                Burial was at Mt. Zion Southwest of Collinsville, under the direction of Huff Funeral Home.

                Mrs. Cox was born November 11, 1916, in Byers, Texas, the daughter of Gip Pilcher and Martha Katyryn Fulmer Pilcher. She married George Efe Cox in 1933, at Marietta, Oklahoma. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

                Mrs. Cox is survived by three sons, Charles Cox and Jim Cox of Whitesboro; and George Cox of Gainesville, two daughters, Martha Hughes of Woodbine, and Paula McAfee of Gainesville; three brothers, Bill Pilcher of San Antonio, Doyle Pilcher of Greenville, and Jimmy Dale Pilcher of Ogden, Utah; two sisters, Edith Bragg of Denver, Colo., and Dorothy Pilcher of Bakersfield, Calif.; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

                Pallbearers were her grandsons.

 

 

Cox, Charles Andrew – 1939

 

Rev. Charles Andrew Cox of the Mt. Zion community, a Baptist minister for over a quarter of a century, passed away Friday, August 25, at 6 pm at his home after a year’s illness. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 4 pm at the Mt. Zion church by Rev. R.O.Miller, Rev. J. Calvin Dennis and Rev. L.S. Ballard. Carroll Funeral Home of Gainesville was in charge of arrangements. Interment was in the Mt. Zion cemetery.

                Pall bearers were Henry Henderson, Will Bean, Jimmie Cox, Ralph Cox, Olin Umsted and Ivan Cox.

                Flower girls were Nadine Cox, Lenora Roberts, May Henderson, Eula Dawson, Leta Gordon and Nadine Underwood.

                Rev. Cox was born September 9, 1878 in the Mt. Zion community, being the son of Mr. and Mrs. A.G. Cox. He was married August 9, 1896 to Miss Polly Mae Dawson.

                In addition to being one of the prominent farmers of this section, he was also a Baptist minister for 27 years and his life is one that was well spent in the service of his Master, as well as serving others. He has long been recognized as an outstanding Baptist minister. He also found time to take an interest in politics and at one time was tax assessor of his section of Cooke county.

                The large attendance and beautiful floral offerings were mute testimony of the high esteem of which he was held by his many associates.

                He is survived by his wife and ten children, Roy Cox of Collinsville, Mrs. L.W. Roberts of Welch, Mrs. Leon Mordah of El Centro, Calif., Pearl Fulmer, Pat, Eaf, Marion, Abe, and Charlcie Mae Cox of the Mt. Zion community; also a number of brothers and sisters and grandchildren and other relatives.

                (In memory of her father by Mrs. Alice Cox Mordah)

 

AWAY

 

I cannot say and I will not say

that he is dead! He is just away,

With a cheery smile and a wave of the hand

He has wandered into an unknown land

And left us dreaming how very fair

it needs must be, since he linger there

And you, to you, who the widest yearn

For the old time step and the glad return

Think of him faring on, as dear

In the love of there as the love of here.

Think of him as the same I say,

He is not dead – he is just away.

 

 

Cox, Claude Jake – 1989

 

Gainesville Register, Jan. 6, 1989

Services for Claude Jake Cox, 83, formerly of 513 Throckmorton in Gainesville, were held today at 10 am in Mt. Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. A.W. Blaine, Baptist minister, officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of Vernie Keel Funeral Home.

                Mr. Cox, a resident of Collinsville Care Center, died Wednesday morning at the center.

                He was born Nov. 8, 1905, in Cooke County, the son of Jim Mabry and Nancy Lucinda Dawson cox. He married Eunice Myrtle Day on Oct. 9, 1926. She preceded him in death on March 22, 1977. Mr. Cox was employed at the Linda Jo Shoe Co. for several years and was a farmer. He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and a life member of Burn City Masonic Lodge 600.

                Survivors include his son, Jack McCoy Cox of Manila, Ark.; three daughters, Belle Sinclair of Tioga, Daisy Kammerdiener of Farmers Branch, and Nell Bryant of Gainesville; a brother, M.K. Cox, and a sister, Eula Hood, both of Collinsville; 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

                Pallbearers were Ted Sinclair, Bob Walker, Mike Bryant, Randy Bryant, Jay Cox and Steve Cox.

 

 

Cox, Clifford Goley – 1996

 

Sherman – Services for Retired Lt. Col. Clifford Goley Cox, 78, of Sherman, are set for 10 am Monday at Huff Funeral Chapel with A.W. Blaine officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of the Huff Funeral Home of Whitesboro.

                Family visitation will be today from 2-4 pm at the funeral home.

                Lt. Col. Cox died suddenly Sept. 6, 1996, at Texoma Medical Center in Denison.

                He was retired from the Air Force as a lieutenant colonel after 25 years and was a member of the V.F.W.

                Survivors include his wife, Mary Evelyn Cox of Sherman; brother, Ralph Cox of Collinsville; sister, Jessie Reasor of Whitesboro; and several nieces and nephews.

 

 

Cox, Dorothy Cleo – 2011


COLLINSVILLE — Funeral services for Dorothy Cleo Cox, 83, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011 at the Meador Funeral Home Chapel in Whitesboro, with Pastor Mark Jones and Pastor Matt Brown officiating.
Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Collinsville. Services are under the direction of the Meador Funeral Home in Whitesboro.
Mrs. Cox died on Jan. 3, 2011 in Denton.
She was born on July 28, 1927 in Carrollton.
She is survived by her daughters, Cheryl Matthews of Collinsville, Robin Eddington of Callisburg and Tammy Henderson of Collinsville; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Family visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening, Jan. 5, at the funeral home.
To visit the online registry, go to www.meadorfuneralhome.com.


 

Cox, Edward F. – 2003

 

Collinsville – Services for Edward F. Cox, 81, of Collinsville, are set for 10 am Tuesday at the Huff Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of the Huff Funeral Home of Whitesboro.

                Mr. Cox died July 26, 2003, at Wilson N. Jones Hospital

                Survivors include his wife, Cleo Cox of Collinsville; daughters, Cheryl Mathews of Collinsville, Robin Eddington of Dixie, and Tamy Henderson of Denton; brothers, G.C. Cox of Gainesville and Clyde Cox of Collinsville; sisters, Bertie Roberts of Collinsville, Edna Tyler of Gainesville and Gracie Ridinger of Lewisville; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

                Visitation will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8 pm today.

 

 

Cox, Eunice M. – 1977

 

Whitesboro News-Record, March 31, 1977

Services for Eunice M. Cox, 66, of Gainesville were held Wednesday, March 23 at 4 pm in the Mt. Zion Baptist Church. The Rev. Hugh Newsom conducted the service, followed by interment in Mt. Zion Cemetery, directed by Vernie Keel Funeral Home. Mrs. Cox died last week in the Collinsville Care Home.

                Mrs. Cox was a lifetime resident of Cooke County, born February 1, 1911, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. D.W. Day. She married Jake Cox October 9, 1926 in Gainesville. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

                Survivors are her husband; son, Jake McCoy Cox of DeWitt, Arkansas; daughters, Belle Sinclair of Tioga, Daisy Kammerdiener of Dallas and Nell Bryant of Gainesville; brothers, C.L. Day of Gainesville, C.C. Day of Grand Prairie and D.M. Day of Hurst; sister, Ollie Crowsey of Arkansas; thirteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

 

 

Cox, Fannie M. – 1999

 

Whitesboro – Graveside services for Fannie M. Cox, 86, of Whitesboro, are set for 2 pm Saturday at Mt. Zion Cemetery, southwest of Collinsville. Arrangements are under the direction of the Huff Funeral Home of Whitesboro.

                Ms. Cox died Thursday, June 10, 1999, at Wilson N. Jones Memorial Hospital in Sherman.

                She was born Aug. 26, 1912, in the Mt. Zion Community in Cooke County to Robert Lee and Sally Maude Cason Cox. She was a retired nurse and a member of the Mt. Zion Church in Cooke County.

                Survivors include her sister, Eva Lee Pelton of Abilene; two nephews; one great-niece; and two great-nephews.

                She was preceded in death by her parents. The family will be at the Huff Funeral Home in Whitesboro from 7 to 8 pm today.

 

 

Cox, Goldie Belle – 1987

 

Whitesboro News-Record, July 9, 1987

 

Services for Goldie Belle Cox, 83, of Route 1, Collinsville, were held Tuesday, July 7 at 2 pm at Huff Funeral Chapel. She died Sunday, July 5 at Wilson N. Jones Hospital in Sherman.

                Rev. Estus Baughman and Rev. Mack Cox conducted the services.

                Burial was at Mt. Zion, southwest of Collinsville, under the direction of Huff Funeral Home.

                Mrs. Cox was born April 19, 1904 in Collinsville, the daughter of John Morgan and Mollie Florence Hyatt Johnson. She married Pat Ware Cox on September 13, 1924, at Collinsville.

                She was retired from Linda Jo Shoe Company and a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for 50 years. She was also an active member of the Senior Citizens Center at Collinsville.

                Survivors include: nieces and nephews.

                Pallbearers were; Mike Cox, Terry Cox, Allen Ray Mitchell, Billy Dan Johnson, Ray Moore, Scott Johnson, and Donny Britt.

 

 

Cox, Grace – 1990

 

Services for Grace Cox, 91-year-old Collinsville homemaker who died Sunday at the Collinsville Care Center, will be held at 10 am today in Mount Zion Baptist Church.

                The Rev. A.W. Blaine will officiate, with burial in Mount Zion Cemetery.

                Arrangements are under the direction of Vernie Keel Funeral Home.

                Mrs. Cox was born in Mountain Springs, the daughter of James Payton Scoggin and Nancy Jane Daugherty Scoggin. On Dec. 11, 1914, she married Jim E. Cox in Mount Zion.

                She was a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church.

                Surviving are her daughter, Hazel Potts of Collinsville; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

                Grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers.

               

 

Cox, James Peyton – 1972

 

A native of Gainesville, James P. Cox, 54, of Ralls, died Sunday afternoon in a Lubbock hospital after a long illness.

                Cox was born Sept. 23, 1918 in Gainesville. He married Mabel Boren in Denison Aug. 28, 1948. He was a veteran of World War II and was owner of Cox Furniture Store in Ralls, where he had resided since 1952. He was a member of Ralls Rotary Club and the Baptist Church.

                Services were conducted at 4 pm today in the Ralls First Baptist Church. The pastor, the Rev. Dale Cain, officiated, assisted by the Rev. Ynes Alleman. Graveside services will be Tuesday at 3:30 pm in Mount Zion Cemetery, southeast of Gainesville.

                Survivors are his wife; two sons, James P. Cox Jr. and Joe Cox of Ralls; one daughter, Mrs. Larry Elliott of Sacramento, Calif.; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Cox of Collinsville; one sister, Mrs. Glenn Potts of Grand Prairie.

 

 

Cox, Jim – 1975

 

Jim E. Cox, 77, of Rt. 1, Tioga, died at 3 am today in the Community Hospital in Sherman.

                He was a Cooke County native, born April 4, 1897, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Cox. He married Grace Scoggins Dec 13, 1914 in Mt. Zion and was a retired farmer.

                Services will be conducted Sunday at 2 pm in the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, where he held membership. The Rev. Hugh Newsom of Collinsville will officiate, with interment to be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, directed by Vernie Keel Funeral Home.

                Survivors are his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Glenn Potts of Grand Prairie; two brothers, Jake Cox of Gainesville and Mack Cox of Collinsville; one sister, Mrs. D.F. Hood of Tioga; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

 

 

Cox, Joseph Jasper – 1947

 

Funeral rites for Joseph Jasper Cox, 49, who died Saturday Nov. 15 after a lingering illness, were held Sunday at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church at 3 pm. Rev. J.E. King of Denison officiated. Interment was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

                Pall Bearers were Afonzo Hodges, Edwin Mason, Vernon and Olen Umsted, Pat and Ralph Cox.

                Mr. Cox was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist church. Survivors are his wife and four children; mother, Mrs. J.M. Cox; one sister, Mrs. Dave Hood; three brothers, James, Jake and Mack; and a number of other relatives.

                He was born in Collinsville community, where he had spent his entire life.

 

 

Cox, Kathy Jo – 1998

 

Born on February 10, 1953 in Corpus Christi, Texas and passed away May 17, 1998 at the age of 45. She was married to Bill Cox on February 25, 1995 in Collinsville. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

                Survived by her husband, Bill Cox of Collinsville; sons, Coy Edward Wilbanks, Deeon Richards; sisters, Patricia Dean Rusche, Cynthia Gayle Nation, Sharon Kaye Smith, Judith Lee Meers; two grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

                Service will be May 19, 1998 at 10 am at Mt. Zion Cemetery.

 

 

Cox, Lucy Ann – 1984

 

Funeral services for Lucy Ann Cox, 86, of Collinsville were hold at 10 am Tuesday, Jan. 31 at Huff Chapel in Whitesboro. She died Jan. 29, 1984, at Wilson N. Jones Hospital in Sherman.

                The Rev. Steve Washburn of Collinsville Miller Memorial Baptist Church conducted the services.

                Burial was at Mt. Zion Cemetery, South under the direction of Huff Funeral Home.

                Mrs. Cox was born Oct. 13, 1897, in Moore, Okla., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William P. Keele. She married Ray Cox on May 18, 1919, in Cooke County.

                She was a member of Collinsville Miller Memorial Baptist Church.

                Survivors include; her husband, Ray Cox of Collinsville; a son, Wesley Cox of Collinsville; two daughters, Velma Matlock and Wanda Overstreet, both of Collinsville; 15 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

                Pallbearers were grandsons: Mike Cox, Gary Don Matlock, Jerry W. Mitchell, Wesley Overstreet, Allen Ray Mitchell, Victor Overstreet, Dennis Matlock, Terry Cox, Ricky Mitchell, and Ronnie Mitchell.

 

 

Cox, Lucy Ruth – 1994

 

Services for Mrs. Lucy Ruth Cox, 90, of Sherman, will be 2 pm Friday at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. James Crawford, Cornerstone Baptist Church, and Rev. Wesley Veazey, Calvary Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery southwest of Collinsville under the direction of the Waldo Funeral Home of Sherman.

                Mrs. Cox died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 1994, at the Heritage Country Manor Nursing Home.

                She was born near Woodbine in Cooke County to Albert Henry Crowsey and Etta Lee Thompson Crowsey. She married Joe Jasper Cox on September 25, 1927, in Collinsville and lived in Gainesville for several years before moving to Sherman 14 years ago. She had care of elderly persons for several years in the area, and was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church.

                Survivors include her son, Jasper James Cox of Denison; daughters, Eula Lee Espinoza and Jessie Merle Hodge, both of Sherman and Nannie Mary Idell of Gainesville; brother, Carl Crowsey of Bonanza, Ark;, 14 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren.

                The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8 pm tonight and other times at the Hodge residence, 1119 S. Maxey.

                Pallbearers are her grandsons, Bob Cox, Gary Cox, Raymond Dale Hodge, Craig Chambers, Mike Thurman and Rick Williams.

 

 

Cox, Mabel A. Boren – 2008

 

Services for Mabel A. Boren Cox, 84, of Ralls have been set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Burial will follow at the Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of Clement Keel Funeral Home.

She died Aug. 30, 2008 at the Baylor Heart Hospital in Plano.

She was born Oct. 17, 1923 in Blue Ridge to Isom and Ruth Franklin Boren. On Aug. 28, 1948 she married James P. Cox.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ralls. She was a teacher and taught at ralls Elementary, Collinsville High School and Grand Falls High School.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law James P. Jr., and Ariana Cox of St. Louis Mo., Joseph E. and Raynette Cox of Wylie, daughter and son-in-law Linda Cox and Mike Malone of Keller; grandchildren Lindsey Cox, Garrett Cox, J.W. Cox and Colin Malone; three great grandchildren and siblings Alberta Williams of Allen, Joe Buchanan of Lubbock and Gene Broom of California.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and one sister.

Visitation is at Mt. Zion Baptist Church from noon-1:30 p.m., prior to service.

Cox, Mack King - -1997

 

Services for the Rev. Mack K. Cox, 86, of Mt. Zion, are set for 10 am Tuesday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Tony Norman of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and the Rev. Robert Boone of New Hope Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of the Clement-Keel Funeral Home of Gainesville.

                The Rev. Cox died Saturday, Dec. 20, 1997, at Gainesville Convalescent Center.

                He was born April 17, 1911, in Mt. Zion to James Mabry and Nancy Lucinda Dawson Cox. On Nov. 21, 1936, he married Opal Hodge in Gainesville. He was a farmer who also worked in the sale barn and was the minister of Mt. Zion Baptist Church for 25 years. He enjoyed playing dominoes, reading Westerns, and watching ballgames.

                Survivors include his daughters, Nancy Burch of Mt. Zion and Frances Ammons of Gainesville; son, James Mack Cox of Mt. Zion; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Eula Frances Hood of Collinsville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

                He was preceded in death by his wife, Opal Cox in November of 1996; and a great-grandson.

                Pallbearers are John Cox, Jason Cox, William Cox, Lewis Cox, Joe Hood and Vernon Burch.

                The family will be at the Clement-Keel Funeral Home from 7 to 8 tonight.

                Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Zion Cemetery in care of Sheila Cox; Rt 1, Box 318, Collinsville, Tx. 76233.

 

 

Cox, Margaret Elizabeth – 1971

 

Final rites for Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth Cox, 65, will be held Sunday at 2 pm in Richards Chapel in Whitesboro. The Rev. Messrs, Hugh Newsom and Cass Reasor will officiate with interment in Mount Zion Cemetery.

                Mrs. Cox died Friday morning at her home in Collinsville. She was a member of Collinsville Baptist Church.

                Survivors are her husband, Marvin; two sons, Wade of Fort Worth and Wendell Cox of Sherman; one daughter, Mrs. Harold McNairn of Whitesboro; one brother, H.F. Kyle of Gainesville; three sisters, Mmes. Izora Woody of Atlanta, Lorene Scoggins of Gainesville and Lillian Sinclair of Longview; and seven grandchildren.

 

 

Cox, Marion John – 1997

 

Collinsville – Graveside services for Marion John Cox, 85, of Collinsville, are set for 10 am Saturday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Bro. Tony Norman, pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, and Bro. Charles Hite, pastor of County Line Baptist Church, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Clement-Keel Funeral Home.

                Mr. Cox died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 1997, at Columbia Medical Center in Sherman.

                He was born Aug. 27, 1912, in Collinsville to Charles and Polly Dawson Cox. On April 4, 1933, he married Verda L. Fulmer in Durant, Okla. He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

                Survivors include his wife, Verda L. Cox; son, John Cox of Collinsville; daughters, Gloria Breedlove and Margie Watson, both of Collinsville; and Evelyn Hayes of Valley View; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; and sister, Charlsie Kunkel of California.

                Pallbearers are David Wade, Marty Mooney, Ronnie Reynolds, Tony Erlandson, Mark Hayes and Jeff Young.

                The family will be at the Clement-Keel Funeral Home from 7 to 8 pm Friday.

                Memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Foundation.

 

 

Cox, Marjorie Bell – 2001

 

Collinsville – Graveside services for Marjorie Bell Cox, 63, of Collinsville, are set for 10 am Saturday at Mt. Zion Cemetery, southwest of Collinsville, with Bro. Tony Norman officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Huff Funeral Home of Whitesboro.

                Mrs. Cox died Thursday, April 12, 2001, in Collinsville.

                She was born Aug. 19, 1937, in Grayson County to John Lewis Sinclair and Rosa Lee Wells Sinclair. On Dec. 17, 1955, she married Lewis Cox in Tioga. She was secretary to the superintendent at Callisburg school from 1969 – 1993. She was a member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church.

                Survivors include her husband, Lewis Cox of Collinsville; sons, Thomas Lewis Cox and Billy Gene Cox, both of Collinsville; sister, Oma Lee Cavin of Collinsville; and four grandchildren.

                She was preceded in death by her parents. Pallbearers are Grady Cox, Rufus Idell, J.W. Norman, T.L. Cox and Patrick Cox. There will be no family visitation at the funeral home.

 

 

Cox, Marvin A. – 1995

 

Collinsville – Services for Marvin A. Cox, 93, of Collinsville, are scheduled for 10 am today at the First Baptist Church in Collinsville with the Rev. A.W. Blaine officiating. Interment will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Cooke County with Masonic graveside services under the direction of the Huff Funeral Home of Whitesboro.

                Mr. Cox died Monday, July 10, 1995, at medical Plaza Hospital in Sherman.

                He was born July 8, 1902, in Cooke County to the late Abe Cox and Agnes Wheeler Cox. On Feb.   ,1921, he married Margaret Kyle in Cooke County. She preceded him in death Jan. 8, 1971. He was a mechanic and blacksmith, a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge, and a lifetime resident of this area. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Collinsville.

                Survivors include his sons, Hulen Wade Cox of Colleyville and Wendell W. Cox of Sherman; daughter, Nell McNairn of Gainesville; brothers, Ralph Cox of Collinsville and Clifford Cox of Sherman; sister, Jessie Reasor of Gainesville; 7 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

                Pallbearers are nephews, Dennis Reasor, Charles Woody, Billy Cox, Larry Kyle, Scott Johnson and Robert Cox. Honorary pallbearers are Terry Adkins, Wayne Kyle, Howard Powers and Grant Cox.

 

 

Cox, Mrs. Agnes – 1963

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Agnes Cox, 85, were held at 4 pm Tuesday, July 23, in the Mount Zion Baptist church. Rev. J.E. King of Sherman officiated, assisted by Rev. C.A. Reasor of Tioga. Interment was in Mount Zion Cemetery.

                Mrs. Cox, pioneer resident of Mount Zion community in southeast Cooke County, died at the family home at 8:10 am Monday, July 22. She was the wife of Abe Cox.

                Pallbearers were Howard Powers, Bill Cox, Scott Johnson, Larry Kyle, Ronnie Adkins, Wade Cox.

                Survivors include her husband; five sons, W.R. Cox of Gladewater, Marvin, Ralph and Ivan Cox, all of Collinsville, and Clifford Cox of Omaha, Nebr.; five daughters, Mrs. G.C. Powers of Sanger, Mrs. H.F. Kyle and Mrs. D.W. Adkins, both of Gainesville. Mrs. Bert Johnson of Tioga, and Mrs. Ben Reasor of Collinsville; 30 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren.

 

 

Cox, Nellie Lucille – 1999

 

Collinsville – Services for Nellie Lucille (Crockett) Cox, 75, are set for 10:30 am Tuesday at Mt. Zion Baptist church with the Rev. George Jones, Baptist minister, officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of Clement-Keel Funeral Home.

                Mrs. Cox died Saturday, May 29, 1999, at Gainesville Memorial Hospital.

                She was born June 6, 1923, to Robert and Mattie Roland Crockett in Cotton Plant, Ark. On Sept. 1, 1945, she married O.I. “Pete” Cox in Cooke County. She was a former member of the Whitesboro Church of Christ. She cooked and worked in the laundry at Camp Howze during World War II. She was a homemaker in her own home.

                Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Beth Cox of Collinsville; Douglas and Ok Yo “Rosemary” Cox of Denton; Robert Cox of Collinsville; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; brother, Robert L. Crockett of Woodbine.

                She was preceded in death by her husband, O.I. “Pete” Cox on Jan. 13, 1992; and sister, Dorothy French.

                Pallbearers are Wayne Kyle, Billy Carl Lemons, Scott Johnson, Bill Cox, Dennis Reasor and Louis Crockett. Honorary pallbearer is Abe Soon Cox. Family will be at her home to receive friends.

                Memorial contributions may be made to Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital 2222 Welborn, Dallas, Tx. 75219 or to the Diabetic Association of Texas, 3301 Hamilton Ave., Suite 104, Fort Worth, Tx. 76107-1847.

 

 

Cox, Oleta – 2007

 

Gainesville Daily Register, February 4, 2007

Services for Oleta Cox, 89, are set for 10 am Monday at Meador Funeral Home Chapel in Whitesboro, with the Rev. Jerry Davis officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery, under the direction of Meador Funeral Home of Whitesboro.

                Mrs. Cox died Feb. 1, 2007, at Wilson N. Jones Medical Center in Sherman.

                She was born on Jan. 3, 1918, in Collinsville to Eber and Edna (Owens) Swindle. She attended Collinsville Schools and later married Alfred H. Cox.

                Cox is survived by a brother, Ned Swindle of Collinsville; two sisters, Dorothy Carney of Collinsville and Nedra Boaz of Denton, and several nieces and nephews.

                She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred H. Cox; parents, Eber and Edna Swindle; infant Child, Linda Sharon Cox; three brothers, Ty Swindle, Eber Swindle Jr., and J.B. Swindle; three sisters, Lena Bell Jones, Catherine Kerr and Nannie Lee Swindle.

                Pallbearers are: Roger Kerr, Marshall Carney, Bruce Vannoy, Berry Vannoy, Brent Vannoy, Mikey Vannoy and Tony Russell.

 

 

Cox, Oliver Ivan – 1992

 

Services for O.I. “Pete” Cox, 79, of Rt. 1 Collinsville will be Thursday at 2 pm in Mt. Zion Baptist Church under the direction of Vernie Keel Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

                Mr. Cox died Monday morning in Gainesville Memorial Hospital.

                He was born Oct 19, 1912, in Cooke County to Abe and Agnes Wheeler Cox. He married Nellie Crockett Sept. 1, 1945, in Gainesville. Mr. Cox served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and was awarded the Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. He was of the Baptist faith and was a member of the American Legion.

                Surviving are his wife Nellie Cox of Collinsville; sons Robert and Roger Cox of Collinsville and Douglas Cox of Arlington; brothers Ralph and Marvin Cox of Collinsville and Clifford Cox of Sherman; sisters Iva Johnson of Collinsville and Jessie Reasor of Gainesville; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

                Pallbearers are nephews Dennis Reasor, Wendell Cox, Billy Cox, Scott Johnson, Jacky Boyd and Thomas Boyd. Honorary bearers is grandson Abe Cox.

                The family will receive friends at the residence.

 

 

Cox, Opal Hodge – 1996

 

Collinsville – Services for Opal Hodge Cox, 75, of Collinsville, are set for 11 am Tuesday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Boone of the New Hope Baptist Church in Burns City officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of the Clement-Keel Funeral Home of Gainesville.

                Mrs. Cox died Saturday, Nov. 9, 1996, at Pecan Tree Manor.

                She was born June 16, 1921, in Durant, Okla., to William Lonzo and Ora Ola Keeland Hodge. On Nov. 21, 1936, she married Mack King Cox in Gainesville. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

                Survivors include her husband, Mack King Cox of Collinsville; daughters, Nancy Burch of Collinsville and Frances Ammons of Gainesville; son, James Mack Cox of Collinsville; six grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and sibling, Raymond Hodge of Sherman.

                She was preceded in death by an infant great-grandson.

                Pallbearers will be grandsons.

                The family will be at the Clement-Keel Funeral Home today from 7-8 pm.

                Memorial contributions may be made to Home Hospice of Cooke County; P.O. Box 936, Gainesville, Tx. 76241.

 

 

Cox, Pat Ware – 1984

 

Funeral services for Pat Ware Cox, 82, of Collinsville were held Jan. 24, 1984, at 10 am at Huff Chapel in Whitesboro. He died Jan. 22, 1984, at Wilson N. Jones Hospital in Sherman.

                The Rev. F.E. Baughman and the Rev Mack Cox conducted the services.

                Burial was at Mt. Zion, South Cemetery under the direction of Huff Funeral Home.

                Mr. Cox was born Dec. 24, 1901, in Texas, the son of the Rev. Charlie and Polly Cox. He married Goldie Johnson on Sept. 13, 1924, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

                He was a rancher and farmer and a member of the Baptist Church.

                Survivors include; his wife, Goldie Cox of Collinsville; three brothers, Ray Cox and Marion Cox, both of Collinsville, and Abe Cox of Houston; three sisters, Charlsie Kunkel and Lou Mordah of Mesquite, and Pearl Roberts of Amarillo.

                Pallbearers were; Lewis Cox, Bill Roberts, Bud Mitchell, Mike Cox, Charles Earl Cox, and Randy Cox.

 

 

Cox, Polly May – 1943

 

Funeral services were conducted Sunday June 20 at 4 pm at the Mount Zion Baptist church for Mrs. Polly May Cox, who died Saturday June 19 at 9 pm at her home in the Mount Zion community. Services were conducted by Rev. Shelby West, who was assisted by Rev. R.O. Miller, the local pastor. Interment was in Mount Zion cemetery.

                Polly May Dawson was born March 28, 1880, in Cooke County, Texas, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eaf Dawson, and was married to Charlie Cox in 1898. They lived in the Mt. Zion community. Mr. Cox died in 1939.

                Survivors are Ray, Pat, Abe, Marion and Eaf Cox all of this community, also Annie Roberts of Sherman, Pearl Roberts of Mt. Zion, Lucy Fulmer of Dallas, and Charlsie May Kunkel of Mt. Zion.

 

 

 

 

Cox, Ralph J. – 2002

 

Collinsville – Ralph J. Cox, 92, passed away at Collinsville Care Center on May 12, 2002.

                A funeral service for Mr. Cox will be at 2 pm May 14, at the Huff Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Davis officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery.

                Pallbearers are Roger Cox, Robert Cox, Terry Adkins, Dennis Reasor, Wayne Kyle, and Scott Johnson. Honorary pallbearers are Scott Exler, Randy Cox, and Kerry Johnson.

                Mr. Cox was born Dec. 12, 1909 in southeast Cooke County to Abe and Agnes Wheeler Cox. He attended Mt. Zion school. On April 14, 1929, he married Vera Woody in Collinsville. She preceded him in death in December, 2001.

                He was a deacon for Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church for 50 years. He was a farmer and a retired Cooke County employee.

                Mr. Cox leaves behind three sons and their wives, Glenn and Margaret Cox of Odessa, Grady and Mary Ann Cox of Collinsville, and Bill and Sheila Cox of Collinsville; one daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Calvin Johnson of Collinsville. He also leaves behind one sister, Jessie Reasor of Southeast Cooke County; 12 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

                Also preceding him in death are four sister, five brothers, and one great-grandchild.

                Services are under the direction of Huff Funeral Home.

 

 

Cox, Robert Lee – 1953

 

Collinsville – Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3 pm in Mount Zion Baptist Church for Robert Lee Cox, 69, of route 1, Collinsville, who died Monday at 12:30 am at a Sherman hospital. He was a farmer.

                Rev. J.E. King of Sherman will conduct the services, assisted by Rev. F.L. Branch of Gainesville. Burial will be in (Original Obit says Collinsville Cemetery, but he is listed in the Mt. Zion Cemetery along with his children), directed by Richards-Beck Funeral Home of Whitesboro.

                Mr. Cox was a native of Cooke County and a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Abe Cox. His late wife was the former Miss Maude Cason. He was a member of the Baptist Church.

                Survivors include two sons, Alfred Cox of Ardmore, Okla., and Abie Cox of Collinsville; two daughters, Mrs. Olin Pelton of Abilene and Miss Fannie Cox of Collinsville, and three grandchildren.

 

 

Cox, Thomas Lewis – 1940

 

Thomas Lewis Cox is Buried on 19th Wedding Anniversary.

Thomas Lewis Cox, who died at 2:30 am Christmas Day after a six-weeks illness of pneumonia, was buried the same day at Mt. Zion on his 19th Wedding Anniversary. Rev. R.O. Miller, Pastor of the Baptist church of which Mr. Cox was a member for 26 years conducted the services. Leazer Funeral Home directed the Burial.

                Mr. Cox was married to Miss Ollie Roberts, December 25, 1921. Of the three children born to them, two – Billy Lucille and Lewis, Jr. – are at home. Mabel Inez preceded her father in death. His wife, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Cox, four brothers, Jim, Jake, Joe, and Mack Cox, and one sister, Mrs. Eula Hood, also survive.

                Mr. Cox had been in ill health for the past three years but outwardly defied the pain he suffered. For all whom he met he is said to have had a hearty handshake and a pleasant smile.

                Pall bearers were Glenn Potts, Pat Cox, James Cox, Eaf Dawson, Hubert Brown, and Ralph Cox.

 

 

 

 

 

Cox, Travis Joe – 1973

 

Whitesboro News-Record, October 11, 1973

Services were held Sunday in Richards Chapel for Travis Joe Cox, 50, of Lake Dallas who died October 5 in Flow Hospital in Denton after a sudden illness.

                Services were conducted by Rev. Hugh Newsom. Pallbearers were Mr. Cox’s nephews. Interment was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

                Mr. Cox was born July 6, 1923 in Collinsville the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alex John Cox. He married Ollie Bell Jones in 1946 in Wichita Falls. He was a member of the Baptist Church and a warehouse supervisor for Emplement Co.

                He is survived by his wife; three sons, Charles Edward, Travis Dwight and Rickie Cox of Lake Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. Joann Hunter of Lewisville, Mrs. June Lacy of Lake Dallas, and Pam Cox of Lake Dallas; his mother, Mrs. Bertha Cox of Collinsville; five grandchildren; three brothers, George Cox and Clyde Cox of Collinsville and Edward Cox of Lake Dallas; four sisters, Mrs. Lula Roberts of Denison, Mrs. Gracy Ridinger of Lewisville, Mrs. Birdie Mae Roberts and Mrs. Edna Bell Tyler, both of Collinsville; and several nieces and nephews.

 

 

Cox, Vera Alma – 2001

 

Gainesville Register, December 10, 2001

Services for Vera Alma Cox, 90, of Collinsville, are set for 2 pm today at Huff Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Tony Norman officiating and Bro. Charles Hite assisting. Interment will follow in Mr. Zion Cemetery under the direction of the Huff Funeral Home of Whitesboro.

                Mrs. Cox died Dec. 9, 2001, at Wilson N. Jones Hospital.

                She was born May 10, 1911, in Collinsville to Robert H. and Mary Elizabeth Oxford Woody. On April 14, 1929, she married Ralph Jordon Cox in Collinsville. She worked at Linda Jo Shoe Factory. She was a homemaker and medication aide at Denton State School, and at the Collinsville Care Center. She was a member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church.

                Survivors include her husband, Ralph Jordon Cox of Collinsville; sons and daughters-in-law, Glenn and Margaret Cox of Odessa, Grady and Mary Ann Cox of Collinsville, and Bill and Sheila Cox of Gainesville; daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Calvin Johnson of Collinsville; sister, Lois Taylor of Mt. Pleasant; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

                Pallbearers are Randy Cox, Scott Johnson, Steve Cox, Wayne Kyle, Scott Exler and Alan Woody. Honorary Pallbearers are Kenneth Souder, Kenny Johnson, Dennis Reasor, and Charles Woody.

                She was preceded in death by four sisters, five brothers and one great-grandchild.

 

 

Cox, Verda Lorene – 2007

 

Gainesville Daily Register, November 2, 2007

Services for Verda Lorene Cox, 92, of Collinsville are set for 10 am Monday at Clement-Keel Chapel with Rev. Tony Norman, Baptist minister, officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of the Clement-Keel Funeral Home of Gainesville.

                Mrs. Cox died Nov. 1, 2007, at Wilson N. Jones Medical Center.

                She was born Sept. 18, 1915, in Tioga to Robert James and Allie Mae (Jennings) Fulmer. On April 4, 1933, she married Marion John Cox in Durant, Okla. She retired from Linda Jo Shoe Company after 26 years of service. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

                Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, John and Betty Cox of Collinsville; daughters and son-in-law; Gloria Breedlove of Thackerville, Okla., Margie Wade of Thackerville, Okla.; and Evelyn and Mitchell Hayes of Valley View; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; brother, James Fulmer of Dallas; and sister, Faye Green of Dallas.

                She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Marion John Cox in 1997; and one great-grandson.

                Pallbearers are family.

 

 

Cox, Wendell W. – 1999

 

Whitesboro News-Record October 28, 1999

Funeral services were held for Wendell W. Cox at 10 am Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at Huff Funeral Home, conducted by Stan McNutt and assisted by Carl Douglass.

                He died October 23, 1999 at his home in Sherman, following a lengthy illness. Interment was in Mt. Zion South Cemetery under the direction of Huff Funeral Home.

                Born April 30, 1931 in Collinsville, he was the son of Marvin and Margaret Cox. He married Evelyn Matlock on September 5, 1954 in Collinsville.

                A graduate of Collinsville High School, he was retired from Sherman Wire where he worked at Production Manager. He was employed at Sherman Wire for 42 years.

                He was a member and deacon of Community Lighthouse Church.

                Survivors are his wife, Evelyn Cox of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Terri Cox of Howe; daughters, Sharon Ulmer of Howe, and daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Steve Jones of Sherman; brother, Hulen W. Cox of Colleyville, Tx.; sister, Nell McNairn of Gainesville; 7 grandchildren, Matthew and Brandon Cox of Howe, Amy, Kayla, and Brandy Ulmer of Howe, Julian and Christain Jones of Sherman and several nieces and nephews.

                Pallbearers were Scott Johnson, Bobby Cox, Bill Cox, Dennis Reasor, Wayne Kyle, and Terry Adkins. Honorary pallbearers were Larry Kyle, Charles Woody and Grady Cox.

 

 

Cox, Weston G. – 2011

 

Collinsville – Funeral services for Weston G. Cox, 80, will be held Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at 10 am at the Meador Funeral Home Chapel in Whitesboro, Texas with Ricky Patterson and Rev. Jerry Davis officiating. Interment will follow the service at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Collinsville, Texas. Family visitation will be Tuesday, December 20, from 7 – 8 pm at the funeral home. He passed away on December 18, 2011 in Collinsville, Texas. Weston G. Cox was born on September 1, 1931 to Ray and Lucy (Keele) Cox in Collinsville, Texas. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Collinsville. He worked as a dairyman. He loved working with cattle. He is survived by his sons; Michael Cox and Terry Cox and his wife, Kim, of Collinsville, Tx. Daughter, Tonda Doty and husband, Richard, of Denison, Tx.; grandchildren: Amy, Misti, Trent, Tiffany, Heather, Zack, Peyton, and Paige; 11 great-grandchildren; his twin sister, Wanda Overstreet; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Lucy Cox; and two sisters, Nadine Mitchell and Velma Matlock. Pallbearers will be Neil Jones, Alan Mitchell, Trent Cox, Zack Doty, Wesley Overstreet, and Gary Ashton.

 

 

Cox, William Grant – 2011

 

Graveside services for William Grant Cox, 88, will be held on Monday Feb. 14, 2011 at 2 pm at Mount Zion Cemetery in Gainesville, with Rev. Hubert Wright officiating. Services are under the direction of Rader Funeral Home in Longview.

                Grant passed away Feb. 11, 2011 at Good Shepard Medical Center in Longview. He was born to William R. Cox and Willie James Donnelly Cox on July 20, 1922.

                He attended Gainesville public schools and worked for Sedco for over thirty years, often working internationally. He met his wife, Shirley Khoo Cox, while working in Scotland and they moved to Longview in 1987. Grant was a Catholic.

                He is survived by his loving , devoted wife, Shirley Cox of Longview; his son, Geoffrey Cox of Sedona, Ariz.; his daughter, Camellia Cox of Sherman Oaks, Calif.; his children’s mother, Marlene Cox of Sedona, Ariz. And nieces Jeanie Langhoff, Vicki Francolucci and Bridget Thomas.

                Grant was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters, Lois Carter and Dorothea Christman.

                Family visitation will be at Rader funeral Home in Longview today, Feb. 13. from 3 to 5 pm.

 

 

Crowsey, Henry  - 1943

 

Henry Crowsey, 91, died Wednesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. D.W. Day of Gainesville route 3. Funeral services were held Thursday at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church near Collinsville with the Rev. C.M. Thomas of Gainesville, assisted by the rev. R.O. Miller of Denton, officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, by the side of his wife who died in 1924.

                Pallbearers were the grandson; Chester Day, Charlie Day, Marshall Day, Horace Crowsey, Clyde Crowsey and Earl Crowsey.

                Mr. Crowsey was born April 29, 1851, in the village of Pritter, Prussia, now Germany. He was educated in Germany and one of his tasks was to memorize a chapter of the Bible daily. At the age of 14, he became a sailor and remained in the service seven years.

                He landed at New Orleans in 1872 when he quit the sea. He went to Fort Smith, Ark., where he married Mrs. Mary A Delisle Booker in 1881. They moved to Texas in 1889, settling in Grayson County where they stayed for five years when they moved to Cooke County.

                Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. May of Gainesville, Mrs. Addie Russom of Sherman and Mrs. J.W. Roberts of Killeen; a son, Lewis Crowsey of Gainesville; 28 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

 

 

Crowsey, Ollie Edna Day – 1996

 

Gainesville Register, Jun 30, 1996

Services for Ollie Edna Day Crowsey, 79, of Pilot Point, will be 2 pm Sunday in the chapel of DeBerry Funeral Directors with the Rev. Dan Sparkman officiating. Burial will follow at the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Grayson County.

                Mrs. Crowsey died Thursday, June 27, 1996, at her home in Pilot Point.

                She was born June 12, 1917, in Cooke County to David W. and Minnie Mae Day. She married R.C. Crowsey on May 24, 1934, in Custer City in Cooke County. He preceded her in death in 1994. She owned and ran the Dairy Mart at 701 S. Elm in Denton for several years. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Grayson County.

                Survivors include her daughter, Shirley Beaty of Aubrey; sons, Howard Crowsey of Aubrey, Wayne Crowsey of Pilot Point, and Jerry Crowsey of Fort Worth; brother, Marshal Day of Roanoke; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

                Pallbearers are her grandsons, Robbie Crowsey, Tony Crowsey, Tommy Crowsey, and Michal Crowsey; and great-grandsons, Dennis Hampton and Danny Hampton.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crowsey, Robert Clyde – 1994

 

Whitesboro News-Record, June 30, 1994

Services for Robert Clyde Crowsey, 81, of Pilot Point, Texas, were held Sunday, June 26, at 2 pm at Huff/Slay Chapel in Pilot Point. He died Friday, June 24, 1994 at his residence.

                Rev. George Jones conducted the services. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Cooke County.

                Mr. Crowsey was born September 30, 1912 in Fort Smith, Arkansas, the son of the late Thomas Earl Crowsey, Sr. and Elizabeth Siebman Crowsey. He married Ollie Day on May 24, 1934 in Custer City, Cooke County, Texas.

                He was retired from the military, having served in Patton’s Third Army during World War II. He was in the Battle of the Bulge in France as an Army Scout. He received the Purple Heart, and served in the European African Middle Eastern Campaign with one Bronze Star. He was leading scout in combat zone and made advances to spot enemy positions and gave hand signals to the squad leader. He was an expert marksman with the M-1 rifle. He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon for many years.

                Survivors are his wife, Ollie Day Crowsey of Pilot Point; three sons, Howard Crowsey and Wayne Crowsey, both of Pilot Point, and Jerry Crowsey of Fort Worth; a daughter, Shirley Beaty of Aubrey, Texas; three brothers, H.H. Crowsey of Gainesville, Texas, Thomas Joel Crowsey of Conroe, Texas, and Howard Crowsey of Lake Tawakoni, Texas; a sister, Cornelia Russon of Houston, Texas; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

                Pallbearers were grandsons, Mitchell, Robbie, Tony and Tommy Crowsey, Gary Clarkson and Dennis Hampton Jr.

 

 

Dawson, Ephriam A. – 1926

 

Gainesville Daily Register, February 7, 1926

E.A. Dawson, 86, died at his home near Collinsville on January 29, and funeral services were held Friday afternoon at Mount Zion Cemetery, Rev. Smith of Collinsville, officiating. The deceased is survived by his wife, three children and twenty-eight grandchildren. The children are M.D. Dawson of Dexter, Mrs. Nannie Cox and Mrs. Pollie Cox of Collinsville

                Mr. Dawson was born in Illinois December 18, 1840 and came to Grayson County, Texas. After living there several years, he moved to Cooke County where he spent the remainder of his life.

                On July 8, 1869, he was married to Miss Lucinda Parsons, and to this union were born six children, two sons and four daughters, only three of whom are living. Mr. Dawson professed faith in Christ in early manhood and affiliated with the Baptist Church. He was a Confederate soldier during the Civil War, and was a member of the Masonic Lodge.

 

 

Dawson, Lucinda Parsons – 1934

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Lucinda Dawson, 82-year-old resident of Collinsville and widow of E.A. Dawson, Civil War Veteran, who died at her home Thursday evening at 11:55 o’clock, were held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Mount Zion Church near Collinsville, with Rev. C.A. Cox, Baptist minister and son-in-law to the deceased, officiating.

                Interment was in the Mount Zion Cemetery, with Naylor Brothers directing the arrangements.

                Pall-bearers were her grandsons, Ray, Pat and Jimmie Cox, Henry Richardson, Eph Dawson and Percy Lewter.

                Flower girls were Misses Alice Mae and Jimmie Lee Dawson of Collinsville. Two daughters and one son are deceased. Also surviving her are two brothers, Jim Parsons, Collinsville, and Sam Parsons, Gotebo, Oklahoma, and one half-brother, Wesley Ross, Hot Springs, N.M.; 34 grandchildren and 47 great-grandchildren also survive.

                Relatives and friends attending the funeral were Mrs. Marion D. Dawson and children, Mr. and Mrs. Percy Lewter and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Mitchell, Mrs. C.E. Watson and son, all of Whitesboro, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Henderson, daughter and husband of Dorchester, and Mrs. T.G. Lewter and children of Dexter.

 

 

Day, D.W. – 1952

 

D.W. Day, 74, of 1010 North Morris street, died at 1:15 pm Wednesday in a local hospital. Surviving are his wife, three sons, Chester, Gainesville, Charlie, Grand Prairie, and Marshall, Irving; two daughters, Mrs. Clyde Crowsey, Aubrey; and Mrs. Jake Cox, Tioga; two brothers, J.C. Day, Whitesboro; and Doc Day, Gainesville; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

                Funeral services were held at 3 pm Thursday at Mount Zion Baptist church with the Rev. J.E. King, pastor, officiating. Interment was in Mount Zion Cemetery under the direction of Geo. J. Carroll and Son Funeral home.

                Bearers were Palace and Earl Cason, Lloyd Mask, Arnold McLerran, Kirby Burgess and Ralph Cox.

                Mr. Day was born Jan 9, 1878 in the eastern part of Cooke County and was a retired farmer. He moved to Gainesville about seven years ago. He was married to Miss Minnie Crowsey, May 10, 1903 and was a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church.

 

 

Day, Mrs. Minnie – 1962

 

Gainesville – Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in Mount Zion Baptist Church for Mrs. Minnie Day, 78, of Gainesville, formerly of Whitesboro. She died Saturday in a hospital here.

                The Rev. Paul Barnett, the Rev. J.E. King and the Rev. M.A. Thedford conducted the services. Burial was in Mount Zion Cemetery. Grandsons were pallbearers.

                Mrs. Day was the former Miss Minnie Crowsey, a native of Fort Smith, Ark. Her husband, D.W. Day died in 1952.

                Survivors are three sons, C.L. Day of Gainesville, C.C. Day of Grand Prairie, and D.M. Day of Hurst; two daughters, Mrs. Jake Cox of Tioga and Mrs. R.C. Crowsey of Aubry, two sisters, Mrs. Addie Russom of Sherman and Mrs. Myrtle Roberts of Galena Park; a brother, L.H. Crowsey of Plano; 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

 

 

Dowling, Marilyn Ann – 2006

 

Services for Marilyn Ann Dowling, 74, of Gainesville are set for 10 am Tuesday at First Baptist church of Gainesville under the direction of the Geo. J. Carroll & son Funeral Home with the Rev. J.L. Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

                Mrs. Dowling died Nov. 17, 2006, at North Texas Medical Center in Gainesville.

                She was born March 25, 1932, in Cowgill, Mo., to Raymond W. and Edna Irene Vrquhar. On Jan. 19, 1964, she married Kingsley Dowling in Wichita, Kan. She was a Sunday School teacher for many years at the First Baptist Church in Gainesville. (rest missing)

               

 

 

Dwyer, James F. – 2004

 

Whitesboro News-Record, November 11, 2004

James F. (Jimmy) Dwyer, 23, of Denton, died Tuesday, November 2, 2004 in Denton. He was born July 3, 1981 in Sherman to Joseph Francis and Elmira Ruth (Creed) Dwyer. He attended Collinsville High School, and worked for BCI Mechanical as an Air Conditioning Assistant. He married Linda Brockett April 14, 2003 in Denton.

                A funeral service was held at 11 am Friday, November 5, 2004 in the chapel of Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home, with Rev. Peggy Moore, officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Collinsville at 1 pm.

                Survivors are his wife, Linda of Denton; son, Christopher James Dwyer of Denton; mother and step-father, Elmira and Charles Wheeler of Collinsville; father, Joseph Dwyer of Gainesville; sisters, Jennifer Little of Abilene and Sunserra Weathers of Gainesville; brother, Robert Joseph Dwyer of Collinsville; step-brothers, C.J. Wheeler of Whitesboro, Bobby Dale Wheeler of Jacksonville, and Kevin Wheeler and Jackie Wheeler of Collinsville; and several nieces and nephews.

                Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

 

Eaton, Patsy Marie – 1996

 

Gainesville Register, July 15, 1996

Services for Patsy Marie Eaton, 61, of Gainesville, will be 2 pm Friday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Boone of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Cooke County under the direction of the Clement-Keel Funeral Home of Gainesville.

                Mrs. Eaton died Tuesday, July 9, 1996, at her residence.

                She was born Sept. 1, 1934, in Gainesville to W.C. and Coree Springfield Turner. She was of the Methodist faith and had worked as a home health nurse.

                Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, James Elton and Karla Marie Kennedy of Burns City, Wayne Edwin and Darla Marie Eaton of Sanger and James Edwin and Pamela Raye Eaton of Gainesville; daughter and son-in-law, Angel Marie and Danny Maloney of Gainesville; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several cousins, nieces and nephews; brothers, Ezra Turner…….incomplete.

 

 

Embry, Sarah Belle Hood – 1982

 

In Memory of

Born January 29, 1936 in Collinsville, Texas and passed away November 10, 1982 in Denison, Texas. Services on Friday, November 12, 1982 at 2 pm at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Collinsville, Texas, with the Rev. Mack Cox officiating.

                Interment in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, west of Collinsville, under the direction of Bratcher Funeral Home of Denison, Texas.

                Pallbearers are Ralph Cox, Mutt Sinclair, Ronnie Morris, Lewis Cox, James Mack Cox, Ronnie Parker.

 

 

Faulkner, Roberta – 1980

 

Whitesboro News-Record, July 24, 1980

Funeral services for Roberta Faulkner, 82, of 111 Broadway, Whitesboro, will be held Friday, July 25, at 10:30 am in the Huff Chapel in Whitesboro. She died Tuesday, July 22, 1980, in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alson Pierce, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

                Rev. Glyn Rives of the First United Methodist Church in Whitesboro will conduct the services.

                Burial will be at the Mt. Zion South Cemetery in Collinsville under the direction of Huff Funeral Home.

                Mrs. Faulkner was born on February 8, 1898, in Whitesboro, the daughter of Abner and Littlie (Steed) Jones. She married Weldon Bailey Faulkner on December 15, 1918, in Whitesboro.

                Survivors include; two sons, Joe B. Faulkner of Denver, Colo., and Carol Faulkner of Abilene; two daughters, Mrs. Alson Pierce of Colorado Springs, Colo., and mrs. Keith Gage of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and several grandchildren.

 

 

Fulmer, Lucy Cox – 1996

 

Mesquite – Graveside services for Lucy Cox Fulmer, 79, of Mesquite, will be 11 am Saturday at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Cooke County. Arrangements are under the direction of the Anderson-Clayton Funeral Home of Mesquite.

                Mrs. Fulmer died June 18, 1996. she was born April 10, 1917, in Cooke County.

                Survivors include her daughters and son-in-law, Doris Meredeith of Austin and Nelda and Gene Jackson of mesquite; sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Bob and Bonnie Fulmer of Los Angeles and Dwayne and Linda Fulmer of Irving; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Charlcie Kunkel of Los Angeles; and brother, Marion Cox of the Mt. Zion Community.

                She was preceded in death by her son, Doyle Fulmer. Visitation is today from 6-9 pm.

 

 

Garner, Joanne - 2013

 

Phyllis Joanne Garner

February 18, 1932 - January 4, 2013

WHITESBORO – Memorial services for Phyllis Joanne Garner, 80, of Denver, Colorado, will be held Monday, January 21, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at the Meador Funeral Home Chapel in Whitesboro, Texas with Rev. Buddy Garland officiating. Interment will follow the service at Mount Zion Cemetery in Collinsville, Texas. She passed away on January 4, 2013 in Westminster, Colorado. She was born on February 18, 1932 in Amarillo, Texas to William Chesley and Pearl (Simms) Roberts.

She is survived by four daughters: Rhonda Martin of Forney,TX; Kathie Dickerson of Westminster, CO; Cherilyn Forsyth of Thronton, CO; and Shawn Brook of Independence, MO; one brother, Mark Roberts of Washington D.C.; 11 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Pearl Roberts; and her brother, William Roberts.

 

 

 

Goocher, Travis Ray – 2007

 

Whitesboro News-Record, October 17, 2007

Memorial services for Travis Ray Goocher, 29, will be at 1 pm Saturday, October 20, 2007 at Mount Zion Baptist Church. Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Meador Funeral Home of Whitesboro.

                Goocher passed away Sunday, October 14, 2007 at Wilson N. Jones Medical Center in Sherman.

                Travis was born on October 26, 1977 in Dallas, Texas to Johnny Ray and Sandra Joyce (Booker) Goocher. He married Julia Logan on June 1, 2002 in Grand Prairie, Texas. Travis worked for Texas Manufacturing in Whitesboro.

                He is survived by his wife, Julia Logan Goocher; a son, Keaton Tyler Ray Goocher; a daughter, Alissa Marie Goocher and parents, Johnny Ray and Sandra Goocher all of Collinsville.

                He was preceded in death by a son, Devin Ray Logan Goocher.

 

 

Gray, Gladys – 2005

 

Services for Gladys Gray, 78, of Gainesville, are set for 2 pm Wednesday at Shady Grove Congregational Methodist Church in Cooke County with Rev. Lonnie Dotson officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home of Gainesville.

                Mrs. Gray died Jan. 2, 2005, at North Texas Medical Center.

                She was born Nov. 1, 1926, in Alvarado to Thomas and Jewell Fenn Roller. She was a homemaker.

                Survivors include her daughters, Beth Thomas and Christie Hall, both of Gainesville; son, John Gray of Gainesville; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Lloyd Roller of Era; and sisters, Miriam Henderson of Itasca, and Hazel Glider of Mansfield.

                She was preceded in death by her husband W.O. Gray; son Martin Gray; and daughter, Linda Taylor on Feb. 1, 2004.

                Pallbearers are Roy Lantrip, David Malone, Joey Malone, L.A. Bridges, Gary Clark, and Greg McDonnell.

                Visitation will be at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home from 7 to 8 pm Today.

 

 

Gray, Wilmoth O. “Bill” – 1988

 

Gainesville Register, Jan. 12, 1988

Funeral services for W.O. “Bill” Gray, 75, of Rt. 3, Gainesville, will be held Wednesday at 2 pm in the Vernie Keel Chapel with Rev. Tim Whited, Shady Grove Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

                Mr. Gray died Monday morning in his home.

                Mr. Gray was born July 24, 1912, in Blanket, Texas, the son of Calvin and Melinda Hardin Gray. He married Gladys Roller on Feb. 21, 1943, in Johnson County, Texas. Mr. Gray was a retired farmer, a Baptist and a veteran of the U.S. Army, having serviced during World War II. He had lived here for 28 years.

                Survivors include his wife, Gladys Gray of Gainesville; sons Martin and John Gray, both of Gainesville; daughters Linda, Beth and Christie Gray, all of Gainesville; four grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

                The family will receive friends this evening from 7-8 pm at 1211 E. Broadway.

 

 

 

Grayson, Mary Helen – 1993

 

Services for Mary Helen Grayson, 54, of Lewisville, were held Wednesday, November 24, at 10 am at Huff Funeral Chapel in Whitesboro. She died Sunday, November 21, 1993, in HCA Lewisville Memorial Hospital.

                Rev. Jimmy Jones conducted the services.

                Burial was at Mt. Zion Cemetery, southwest of Collinsville, under the direction of Huff Funeral Home.

                She was born December 7, 1938 in North Carolina, the daughter of the late John Luther Breedlove and Minnie Jane Livingood Breedlove. She was a homemaker and a member of Covenant Church, Carrollton, Texas.

                Survivors are two sons, Billy Frank Grayson of Lewisville, Texas and Calvin Scott Grayson of Austin, Texas; two daughters, Tracie Eubanks of Decatur, Texas and Rhonda Baldwin of Muenster, Texas; two brothers, Jimmy Breedlove of Maryland and Johnny Breedlove of North Carolina; a sister, Shirley Brown of North Carolina; and nine grandchildren.

                Pallbearers were Kenneth Grayson, Jim Eubanks, Chris Gledhorn, Johnny Breedlove, Chad Reynolds and Charlie Nortman.

 

 

Hampton, Allen Dale – 1975

 

Whitesboro News-Record, May 8, 1975

Services for Pvt. Allen Dale Hampton, 25, of Collinsville were held Friday at 2:30 pm in Richards Chapel. Pvt. Hampton died last Tuesday at Ft. Sill, Okla. Miles Peeples, minister of the Collinsville Church of Christ, conducted services.

                Military personnel served as pallbearers.

                Military graveside rites were conducted at the Mt. Zion Cemetery, southwest of Collinsville, under the direction of Richards Funeral Home.

                Pvt. Hampton was born on December 10, 1949 in Whitesboro, the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Allen Hampton. He married Glinda Lovett on August 30, 1968 in Collinsville.

                Pvt. Hampton was a member of the Church of Christ.

                Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Christina Ann and Michelle Lea Hampton of Collinsville; mother, Mrs. L.C. Cartwright of Collinsville; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hampton of Tioga and Mrs. J.J. Tamplen of Collinsville. One sister, Georgia Hampton of Collinsville; one brother, David Hampton of Collinsville; one step-brother and two step-sisters.

 

 

Harkey, John – 1981

 

Whitesboro News-Record, May 14, 1981

Funeral services for John J. Harkey, 92, of Collinsville were held Tuesday, May 12, at 2 pm at the Huff Chapel in Whitesboro. He died Sunday, May 10, 1981, at the Medical Plaza Hospital of Sherman.

                Rev. Hugh Newsom of the Miller Memorial Baptist Church in Collinsville conducted the services.

                Burial was at the Mt. Zion Cemetery, southwest of Collinsville, under the direction of Huff Funeral Home, Whitesboro.

                Mr. Harkey was born on December 16, 1889, in Cooke County, the son of Joseph Henry and Cordelia Jane Reeves Harkey.

                He was a retired cotton gin employee and a member of the Baptist Church.

                Survivors include nieces and nephews.

                Pallbearers were; Lewis Cavin, Joe Cavin, Bob Walker, Carroll Cunningham, Rusty Renfroe, and T.J. Click.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harvey, Mrs. W. – 1943

 

Funeral services were conducted at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church Monday afternoon for Mrs. Wesley Harvey, age 79, who died Sunday Aug. 8, at 3:30 pm at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.W. Earl near Sherman.

                Rev. Ray Short of Sherman had charge of the service. Interment was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

                Lucinda Harvey was born April 15, 1864 in Roone County, Tennessee, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Cox. Coming to Collinsville when she was 17, the family settled near here. She was married to Wesley Harvey in 1896.

                Mr. Harvey farmed near Collinsville until his death in 1908. Since that time Mrs. Harvey has made her home with her children. She was a sister to Abe Cox, Sr.

 

 

Heffley, Noah Jr. – 1999

 

Whitesboro News-Record, June 24, 1999

Noah Heffley, Jr., of Gainesville went to meet his Lord on June 22, 1999. He is survived by his wife of 49 ½ years, Helen Springs Heffley and daughter and son-in-law, Gwen and John Harwell of Gainesville, and son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Dena Heffley of Whitesboro. He had 4 grandchildren and their spouses, Lisa (Harwell) and Chad Sconce of Gainesville, Aaron Heffley and his friend Karen Newman of Whitesboro, Jason and Cynthia Hunter Sconce of Gainesville. He had one great-grandson, Hunter Sconce of Gainesville.

                He had five sisters, Maxine Parsons of Sadler, Kathleen Dove of Collinsville, Faye Roberts and LaRue Bostick, both of Sherman, and Rheba Walker of Gainesville, and one brother, Dan Heffley of Denton, and one sister-in-law Kathleen Heffley of Gainesville.

                He was preceded in death by his parents, Noah and Rosetta Heffley and three brothers, G.W. Heffley, Joe Heffley, and Nick Heffley.

                He is survived by many, many family and friends who will miss him greatly.

                He ws employed by G.T.E. Southwest in Sherman and Denton until retirement in 1985. He owned and operated Heffley Wood Heaters continuously since 1962.

                He has been a member of Shady Grove Congregational Methodist Church for 49 years. He served as Song Leader, Deacon, Board of Stewards, Sunday School Teacher, and held many other offices. His main ministry was one of Helps. He always was anxious to help anyone who needed him.

                Funeral services will be Thursday, June 24, 1999, at 2 pm at the Huff Chapel, Whitesboro, Texas, conducted by Terry Engler, Dwayne Mayo, and Charles Hite. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Cooke County. Family visitation will be at Huff Funeral Home, Whitesboro, Wednesday, 6-23-99, from 6 to 7 pm.

 

 

Henderson, John Robert – 1944

 

John Robert Henderson, a former resident of the Collinsville community died at his home in Durant, Okla., Tuesday. Funeral services were held at the Mt. Zion Baptist church. Wednesday at 2 pm with a Durant minister officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery. He had been ill for several months., but his death was the result of a heart attack.

                Mr. Henderson was born near here Sept. 23, 1875, the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Henderson. He lived here until a few years ago, when he moved to Durant, Okla.

                In addition to his parents and wife, he is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Clate Curlee of Denison, Mrs. Hattie Richardson of Crosbyton and Misses Charlotta and Ojetie Henderson, three sisters, Mrs. Baxter of Tioga, Mrs. Lorine Scoggins of this place, and Mrs. Lillian Sinclair of East Texas, two sons, Jim Henderson of West Texas and Henry Henderson of near Gunter. Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death.

 

 

Hetsel, Gene Arthur – 2007

 

Dr. Gene Hetsel, 60, of Gainesville, went home to be with the Lord, Friday November 2, 2007, at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas.

                Family visitation will be at 1 pm with funeral services following at 2 pm on Monday, November 5th, at the Meador Funeral Home in Whitesboro, Texas. Dr. David Conway of Southeastern Oklahoma State University will officiate the service accompanied by Dr. Stanley Alluisi, also of SOSU. Interment will be at the Mount Zion Cemetery in Collinsville, Texas.

                Gene Hetsel was the son of Ralph and Loretta Hetsel of Eldon, Missouri. He was born on October 12, 1947 in Wichita, Kansas.

                Gene Hetsel was a scholar and gentleman having earned his Doctoral degree from the University of North Texas in 1997. As a teacher, Dr. Hetsel spent his life in the pursuit of educating others first at North Central Texas College in Gainesville and then later at South Eastern Oklahoma State University as an aviation instructor and full professor.

                He was preceded in death by his father Ralph Hetsel.

                He is survived by Diane Hetsel, his soul mate and wife of 14 years, the oldest child of John and Wanda Overstreet of Collinsville. He is survived by his mother Loretta Hetsel of Gunter, Texas. He is also survived by one step-son Kenyon Kemp, of Collinsville, his wife, April, and their son Austin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hill, Joseph Wayne – 2005

 

Gainesville Daily Register, August 9, 2005

Denison – Graveside services for Joseph Wayne Hill, 48, of Denison are set for 10 am Wednesday at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Whitesboro (should be southwest of Collinsville) with Toby Soechting officiating and under the direction of Huff Funeral Home of Whitesboro.

                Mr. Hill died Friday, Aug. 5, 2005, at Texoma Medical Center in Denison.

                He was born July 6, 1957, in Fort Worth to Randell Hill and the late Geraldine Kenner Hill. He married Rhonda Johnson on Sept. 4, 1999, in Sherman. He worked for Monitor and served in the National Guard.

                Survivors include his wife, Rhonda Hill; sons, Joseph Wayne Hill Jr. of Ambrose, Randell Lee Hill of Howe and Darian Hill of Oklahoma; parents, Randell and Sue Hill of Cooke County; brothers John Randell Hill of Savoy and David Paul Hill of Kingston, Okla.; sisters, Amy Wellits of Howe and Kimberly Weber of Van Alstyne; 14 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

                He was preceded in death by his mother in 1998.

                Following services, visitation will be held at 3795 FM 3194 in Gainesville.

 

 

Hodge, Ora O. – 1980

 

Whitesboro News-Record, December 11, 1980

Funeral services for Ora Ola Hodge, 81, of Collinsville were held Wednesday, December 10, at 2 pm in Huff chapel in Whitesboro. She died on Monday, December 8, 1980, at the Collinsville Care Home.

                Bro. Hugh Newsom of the Miller Memorial Baptist Church in Collinsville conducted the services.

                Burial was at the Mt. Zion Cemetery south under the direction of Huff Funeral Home.

                Mrs. Hodge was born on February 27, 1899, in Enon, Ark., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Kelland. She married William Lonzo Hodge on September 21, 1920.

                She was a housewife and a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

                Survivors include; her husband, William Lonzo Hodge of Collinsville; a son, Raymond Hodge of Sherman; a daughter, Opal Cox of Collinsville; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

                Pallbearers were James Cox, Ronnie Anderson, Dale Hodge, Randy Wooten, Bobby Wooten, and Billy Wooten.

 

 

Hodge, Raymond E. – 2002

 

Gainesville Register, Sept. 29, 2002

Services for Raymond E. Hodge, 73, of Sherman, are scheduled for 10 am Saturday at the Waldo Funeral Chapel under the direction of Waldo Funeral Home with the Rev. Charlie Ellison of The Calvary Baptist Church and the Rev. James Crawford of Corner Stone Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will follow in Mount Zion Cemetery near Collinsville.

                He was born in Grand Saline on Nov. 22, 1928, to William and Ora Keeland Hodge. He married Jessie Merle Cox on Oct. 26, 1949 in Sherman. He worked as a supply clerk for nearly 30 years at Burlington Industries. Upon retirement he worked security at Johnson & Johnson for Burns Security. Mr. Hodge was a long time member of Calvary Baptist Church, where he worked in the bus ministry and served as a greeter.

                Survivors include his wife, Jessie Merle of Sherman; daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Eddie Scott; son and daughter-in-law, Raymond dale and Martha Hodge of Sherman; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

                He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Opal Faye Cox.

                The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8 pm Friday. Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church at 421 W. Moore, Sherman, Tx. 75090.

 

 

Hodge, William Lonzo – 1981

 

Whitesboro News-Record, April 23, 1981

Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 22, at 2 pm for William Lonzo Hodge, 87, of Collinsville at the Huff Chapel in Whitesboro. He died Monday, April 20, 1981, at the Collinsville Care Home.

                Rev. Hugh Newsom of the Miller Memorial Baptist Church, Collinsville, conducted the services.

                Burial was at the Mt. Zion Cemetery, southwest of Collinsville, under the direction of Huff Funeral Home.

                Mr. Hodge was born on March 31, 1894, in Randolph, the son of Joel Edward and Nettie Warick Hodge. He married Ora Ola Kelland on September 21, 1920, in Oklahoma. She preceded him in Death on December 8, 1980.

                He was a veteran of World War I and a farmer. He was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

                Survivors include; a son, Raymond Hodge of Sherman; a daughter, Opal Cox of Collinsville; two brothers, Arlie Hodge of Fort Worth and Jack Hodge of Colorado; a sister, Ora Wooten of Collinsville; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

                Pallbearers were James Cox, Dale Hodge, Ronnie Anderson, Billy wooten, Randy Wooten, and Roy Wooten.

 

 

Hood, David Franklin III – 2008

 

David Franklin Hood, III, 46, passed away on January 7, 2008, in San Francisco, Ca. David is survived by his sons Bryan Hood, David Hood IV, and Danny Hood, and his daughter Bobbi Hood, mother, Joyce Hood, sisters, Joyce Pels, Eula Boles, Teresa Hood, Billie Hood, and Candy Chamberlain, a brother, Kenny McKinney, several nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, and many cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, David Hood, Jr. and grandparents Eula and David Hood Sr. and Claude and Mary McSparren.

Graveside services are set for 4 pm Thursday, Jan 24, 2008 at Mt. Zion south Cemetery in Collinsville with Bro. John Brooks officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Meador Funeral Home of Whitesboro.

 

 

Hood, David Jr. – 2007

 

Gainesville Daily Register, July 20, 2007

Services for David Hood Jr., 69, of Collinsville are set for 10 am Saturday at Clement-Keel Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Brooks, pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of the Clement Keel Funeral Home of Gainesville.

                Mr. Hood died July 17, 2007, at his residence.

                He was born July 3, 1938, in Cooke County to David Franklin Sr. and Eula Frances Cox Hood. He married Joyce Irene McSparren in Hugo, Okla. He was a destructive test technician for Weber Aircraft for 25 years. Before his employment with Weber, he had worked for Collin radio in Dallas and for Love Field as an airplane electrician. He was also a self-employed siding contractor. David served in the U.S. Navy and National Guard and was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

                Survivors include his wife, Joyce I. Hood of Collinsville, daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce Elaine and Mark Pels of Collinsville, Eula and Louis Boles of Concrete, Wash., Vera Chamberlain of Ardmore, Okla., Billie Hood of Collinsville, Teresa Hood of Pearl, Miss.; son David Franklin Hood III of California; 24 grandchildren; brother, Joe Hood of Collinsville; sister, Nancy Parker of Garland; eight nieces and nephews.

                He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Jim Hood; sister, Sarah Embry, and two granddaughters.

                Pallbearers are Allen Pels, Brian Pels, Jacob West, Daniel West, Joe Hood, and Matt Arnold.

 

 

Hood, Eula – 2000

 

Gunter – services for Eula Hood, 92, of Gunter, are pending at Mt. Zion Baptist church in the Mt. Zion Community with the Rev. Tony Norman, Baptist minister, officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of the Clement-Keel Funeral Home of Gainesville.

                Mrs. Hood died Monday, Feb. 7, 2000, at Hill Top Haven in Gunter.

                She was born Nov. 25, 1907, in the Mt. Zion Community to Jim and Nancy Dawson Cox. On Feb. 14, 1931, she married David Hood in Marietta, Okla. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

                Survivors include her sons, David Hood Jr. of Collinsville, and Joe Hood of Tioga; daughter, Nancy Parker of Abernathy; 18 grandchildren; and 51 great-grandchildren.

                She was preceded in death by her husband David Hood Sr. on March 13, 1964; son Jim Cox Hood in 1988; and daughter, Sarah Embry in 1983.

                The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8 pm Thursday.

 

 

Hood, Jim Cox – 1988

 

Gainesville Register, July 10, 1988

Funeral services for Jim Cox Hood, 54, of 1722 Smoketree Lane, Dallas, will be held today at 2 pm in Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Rev. George Jones of Pilot Point Baptist Church officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of the Vernie Keel Funeral Home.

                Mr. Hood died Friday evening at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

                He was born July 28, 1922, in Cooke County, the son of David Franklin and Eula Frances Cox Hood. He married Vera Mae Wilson on April 27, 1963 in Cooke County. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, a machinist and a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

                Surviving are his wife, Vera Hood of Dallas; a son, Jim Hood, Jr. of Dallas; his mother, Eula Hood of Collinsville; two brothers, Joe Hood of Tioga and David Hood of Collinsville; a sister, Nancy Parker of Abernathy and nine grandchildren.

                Pallbearers are Grady Cox, Bill Cox, Charles Cox, W.L. Sinclair, Lewis Cox and Tommy Cox.

 

 

Hood, Jim Cox Jr. – 2000

 

Collinsville – Services for Jim Cox Hood Jr., 34, of Collinsville, are set for 10 am Wednesday at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. . Burial will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of the Clement-Keel Funeral Home of Gainesville.

                Mr. Hood died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, at Denton Community Hospital.

                He was born Dec. 6, 1965, in Dallas to Vera and Jim Hood Sr. In October of 1982, he married Michelle Hunt in Kaufman. He was a member of the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church.

                Survivors include his wife, Michelle Hood; mother, Vera Mae Hood of Collinsville; sons, Billy Hood and Jim Hood III, both of Collinsville; daughter, Donna Hood of Collinsville; father-in-law, Edward Hunt, Sr. of Cedar Creek; brothers-in-law, Dale Lee Richard Harmon of Kittanning, Penn., and Edward Hunt Jr. of Benton, Ark.; sisters-in-law, Jeanie golden of Hot Springs, Ark., and Shannon Barkley of Houston, Miss.

                He was preceded in death by his father, Jim Cox Hood Sr.; and brothers, Danny Lyn Nail and Olen Jay Nail.

                Pallbearers are Mark Pels, Alan Pels, Joe Hood Jr., Calvin Allison, Dale Harmon and Steve Elrid. Honorary pallbearer is Robert Brown.

                The family will be at the Clement-Keel Funeral Home from 7 to 8 pm Tuesday.

                Memorial contributions may be made to National Kidney Foundation of Texas; 13500 Midway Rd. Suite 101, Dallas, Tx. 75244.

 

 

Hood, Joyce Irene – 2009

 

Funeral services for Joyce Irene Hood, 68, will be held at 10 am Monday, August 10, 2009 at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Collinsville, Texas with Reverend John Brooks officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery South. Arrangements are under the direction of Meador Funeral Home in Whitesboro, Texas. Visitation will be from 6 pm until 8 pm on Sunday, August 9, 2009 at the funeral home.

                Joyce passed away on Friday, August 7, 2009 in Collinsville, Texas.

                She was born January 19, 1941 in Salisbury, Missouri to Claude L. and Mary (Saunders) McSparren. Joyce married David Franklin Hood, Jr. on December 19, 1960 in Dallas. She was a member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Collinsville. Joyce loved gospel music, crocheting, and quilting. She loved her grandkids and great-grandkids. Joyce was also an avid game player.

                Survivors include a son, Kenneth McKinney of Canton, Tx.; five daughters, Joyce and Husband, Mark Pels of Collinsville, Eula and husband Louis Boles of Concrete, WA., Teresa Hood of Jackson, MS., Billie (Pebbles) Hood of Collinsville, and Candy chamberlain of Ardmore, Okla., two brothers, Clifford McSparren of Huntsville, MO., and Ivan and wife, Viola McSparren of Roanoke, MO.; a sister-in-law, Vera Hood; a brother-in-law, Joe and wife Joyce Hood; 18 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

                She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents; a son, David; and two grandchildren, Sara Orsburn and Elizabeth Chamberlain.

                Pallbearers are Allen Pels, Brian Pels, Danny Hood, David Hood, Andy Hacker, and Joe Hood, Jr.

 

 

Hood, Opal M. – 2002

 

Tioga – Services for Opal M. Hood, 57, of Tioga, are set for 10 am Tuesday at Clement-Keel Chapel with Dr. Eddie Chennault of Temple Baptist Church in Gainesville officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of the Clement-Keel Funeral Home of Gainesville.

                Mrs. Hood died June 1, 2002, at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth.

                She was born Nov. 1, 1944, in Jamestown, N.Y., to Edward and Cecelia (Arnold) Ploetz. On Aug. 10, 1964, she married Joe M. Hood Sr. in Tioga. She was a member of Midway Baptist church in Aubrey and a homemaker.

                Survivors include her husband, Joe M. Hood Sr. of Tioga; son and daughter-in-law, Joe Jr. and Tammy Hood of Aubrey; daughter and son-in-law, Theresa and Matt Arnold of Aubrey; four grandchildren; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, David and Joyce Hood of Collinsville; sister-in-law, Nancy Parker of West Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

                She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, William Ploetz; and sisters, Florence Lefford, Frances Hudson and Nancy Walters.

                Pallbearers are Marvin Wright, Wendell Donnelly, Allen Pels, Rocky Testerman, Dale Ray Bruce and Jake West.

                The family will be at the Clement-Keel Funeral Home from 7 to 8 pm today.

 

 

Hunt, Jimmy Don – 1993

 

Whitesboro News-Record, April 22, 1993

Services for Jimmie Don Hunt, 73-year-old farmer of Whitesboro, who died Sunday, April 18, 1993, were held Tuesday, April 20, at 2 pm at Huff Funeral Chapel. Rev. Charles Hite officiated at the service.

                Interment was at Mt. Zion Cemetery, southwest of Collinsville, under the direction of Huff Funeral Home.

                Mr. Hunt was born July 12, 1919 in Collinsville, the son of the late Moody Hunt and Annie Atherton Hunt. He married Florence Pierson, May 24, 1941 in Marietta, Oklahoma.

                He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a Baptist.

                Survivors are his wife; two sons and daughter-in-law, Mike Hunt of Collinsville and Ron and Eva Hunt of Tioga; daughter, Liz Hunt of Denton; sister, Mary Payne of Collinsville; one granddaughter, Rhonda Hunt of Tioga.

                Pallbearers were James Dillon, O.M. Quattlebaum, Weldon Cravens, Royce Pierson, Jr., Randell Hill, Steve Stone, Grady Cox and Stanley McLaughlin.

 

 

HUNT, Ronald Dale - 2011

 

TIOGA — Ronald Dale Hunt, 61, went to be with our Lord on Sept. 10, 2011. Ron was born on Feb. 7, 1950 in Gainesville to Jimmy and Florence Hunt. He married Eva Garner Freeman on March 30, 1973.

Ron was saved and a member of Tioga Assembly of God Church. He also was a member of Denton County Harley Davidson Motorcycle Club. He worked for Lone Star Transportation in Gainesville for 27 years and was currently employed at Brammer Pipe and Steel in Gainesville. Ron is a graduate of Collinsville High School. He loved his family, friends, riding his Harley and restoring his old Chevy car.

Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Eva Hunt of Tioga; daughter, Rhonda Brewer of Collinsville; two grandsons, whom he adored — Hunter and Garrett Brewer of Collinsville; mother, Florence Hunt of Collinsville; brother, Kenneth Hunt of Collinsville and sister, Liz Reedy and husband, Lee Roy of Sanger.

Ron was preceded in death by his father, Jim Hunt; grandparents and father-in-law, John Freeman.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011 at Meador Funeral Home Chapel in Whitesboro with Rev. Frances Carter officiating.

Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Collinsville under the direction of Meador Funeral Home.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., this evening, Monday, Sept. 12, 2011 at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Freeman, Bill Worthy, Buddy Pierson, Jr. Whisenhunt, Terry Whisenhunt, Steve Stone and Mark Allen.

 

The Gainesville Daily Register, Monday, September 12, 2011

 

 

 

Hurd, Elwood - 2008

 

Elwood "Butch" Hurd, 64, of Gainesville, Texas, died Wednesday, Feb. 27,2008, at his residence.

Mr. Hurd was born March 17,1943 in Flora, the son of Clifford and Ruth (Hunt) Hurd. He married Glenda Woolen on June 28, 1980 in Tioga, Texas. He was a supervisor at Chancellor Manufacturing for many years, and had worked at Sanders Manufacturing in Texas. He enjoyed working with wood and raising goats.

Survivors include his wife, Glenda Hurd of Gainesville, Texas; one daughter and son-in-law, Tanya and Bruce Riva of Yorkville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Elwood Jr. and Becky Hurd, and Richard and Jenny Hurd, all of Montgomery; five brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Leona Hickenbottom of Iuka, Ronnie and Trudy Hurd, Leon Hurd, and Harold and Julie Hurd, all of Flora, and Ed and Linda Hurd of Louisville; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara Cannon of Houston, Texas, Beverly and Red Davis of Centralia, and Alberta and Willie Fleeharty of Jerome, Mich.; seven grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents and one brother, Richard Hurd.

Funeral services were held Monday, March 3, at Southside Baptist Church with the Rev. David Whittington of Woodbine Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Gainesville, Texas. Clement-Keel Funeral Home of Gainesville was in charge

 

 

Jackson, Nelda Lafern – 2008

 

Dallas Morning News, August 20, 2008

Jackson, Nelda Lafern Fulmer our beloved sister in Christ, was born November 8, 1939 in Gainesville, Texas and went home to be with our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ on August 16. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, Nelda was truly a portrait of the Proverbs 31 woman. She loved the Lord with all that was in her and she humbly and graciously instilled the love of the Lord, His Word and Godly wisdom to her family, friends and many others. She is preceded in death by her mother, Lucy Cox Mordah; her father, Harlan Fulmer; a sister and brother-in-law, Doris and Glen Meredeith; brothers, Doyle Fulmer and Dwayne Fulmer, and sister-in-law, Gayle Jackson Cook. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Gene Jackson; daughter and grandson, Vickie Rhoades and Garrett; son and daughter-in-law, Darrell and Kim Jackson and their children Sheldon, Haley and Justin; great aunt, Charlcie Kunkel and brother, Dr. Bob Fulmer; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. One of Nelda’s favorite Bible verses was Psalm 91:1, “He who dwells in the Shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.” A celebration of Nelda’s life will be held at the First Baptist Church in Mesquite, 127 E. Kimbrough at Beltline at 10:30 am on Thursday, August 21, 2008. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the American Brain Tumor Association, 2720 River road, Des Plaines, Illinois, 60018, phone 1-800-886-2282, to the memorial fund in the name of Nelda LaFern Fulmer Jackson.

 

 

Jetton, Birdie – 1983

 

Whitesboro News-Record, August 18, 1983

Funeral services for Birdie Jane Jetton will be held Friday, Aug. 19 at 10 am at Mt. Zion Church, southwest of Collinsville. She died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 1983, at Lea Regional Hospital in Hobbs, New Mexico. She was 77-years-old.

                Burial will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of Huff Funeral Home, Pilot Point.

                Mrs. Jetton was born March 1, 1906, in Tioga, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Morgan Johnson. She had been a resident of Hobbs for 42 years.

                She was a member of First Baptist Church, Hobbs; Keen Age Club of First Baptist Church, Hobbs; Golden Age Club, and Echo Club.

                She was married to Ennis L. Jetton who preceded her in death.

                Survivors include; three sons, Roland D. Jetton of Lindsay, Okla., (rest missing)

 

 

 

 

 

Johnson, Bailey – 1974

 

Whitesboro News-Record, October 17, 1974

Rites were conducted for Bailey Johnson, 43, of Collinsville who died October 10 at the Sam Rayburn Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bonham, Saturday at 2 pm at the Beck Funeral Chapel in Pilot Point.

                Rev. Cass Reasor, minister at Tioga, conducted the rites. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Collinsville, under the direction of Beck Funeral Home.

                Pallbearers were Billy Dan Johnson, Donnie Britt, Jerry Britt, Roy Moore, Wesley Thrasher, and Marshall Thrasher.

                Mr. Johnson was born on October 21, 1930 in Cooke County, the son of Jim R. and Velma (Norvell) Johnson. He married Geneva Faye Hendrix on October 5, 1952 in Dillon, S. Carolina. He was retired from the U.S. Army and a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Collinsville.

                Survivors include his wife; parents; two sons, James Earl Johnson and Terry Lee Johnson, both of Collinsville; five daughters, Mrs. David e. Hart and Miss Christine Johnson, both of Houma, La., Rhonda Johnson, Jacqueline Johnson and Melanie Rose Johnson, all of Collinsville; two brothers, Bill Bob Johnson and Gary Johnson, of Collinsville; three sisters, Mrs. H.W. Thrasher of Grapevine, Mrs. Joyce Moore of Pilot Point and Mrs. Jimmie Britt of Collinsville, and one grandchild.

 

 

Johnson, Calvin Granville – 2013

 

Gainesville Register, March 20, 2013

A graveside service for Calvin Granville Johnson, 87, of Collinsville, is scheduled for 2 pm on Friday, March 22, 2013, at Mt. Zion Cemetery with pastors Jordan Johnson and Jerry Davis officiating.

                Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8 pm Thursday, March 21, 2012, at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.

                Mr. Johnson passed away Monday, March 18, 2013, in Corinth.

                Mr. Johnson was born May 28, 1925, in Cooke County to Granville and Lizzie McClusky Johnson.

                Survivors include wife, Betty Johnson of Collinsville; son, Kerry Johnson and wife Janet of Collinsville; son, Kenny Johnson and wife Laura of Richardson; son, Kevin Johnson and wife Kitty of Grapevine; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Gladys Perino of Joliet, Illinois; and brother James Johnson and wife Lee of Collinsville.

                Memorials may be made to the Mt. Zion Cemetery Association.

 

 

Johnson, Geneva – 1987

 

Whitesboro News-Record, September 17, 1987

Services for Geneva Faye Johnson, 55, were held at 5 pm Tuesday, September 15. She died Thursday, September 10, 1987, at her residence in Collinsville.

                Burial was at Mt. Zion Cemetery, southwest of Collinsville, under the direction of Huff Funeral Home of Whitesboro.

                Mrs. Johnson was born August 29, 1932, the daughter of Olive Hendricks and Hallie Murphy Hendricks. She married Bailey Johnson in 1951.

                She is survived by two sons; James Johnson of Collinsville, and Terry Johnson of Gainesville; five daughters, Sharra Hart and Christie Johnson of Gainesville; Rhonda Green of Southmayd; Jacqueline Musgrove of Sherman; Melanie McCarter of California; and seven grandchildren.

 

 

Johnson, Iva Bell – 1994

 

Collinsville – Services for Iva Bell Johnson, 87, of Collinsville, will be 10:30 am Monday at the Clement-Keel Funeral Home chapel of Gainesville with the Rev. F.E. Baughman, Pastor of Rolling Hills Baptist church of Lancaster, officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of Clement-Keel Funeral Home.

                Mrs. Johnson died Friday night, May 27, 1994, at the Medical Plaza Hospital in Sherman.

                She was born April 3, 1907, in Collinsville to Abe and Agnes Wheeler Cox. On Jan. 3, 1925, she married Bert Johnson in Tioga. She was a homemaker and a member of the Indian Creek Baptist church.

                She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Scott and Jan Johnson of McKinney; tow grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; sister Jessie Reasor of Gainesville, brothers Marvin and Ralph Cox, both of Collinsville and Clifford Cox of Sherman; many nieces and nephews.

                She was preceded in death by he husband on June 29, 1970 and her son Wallace Johnson in 1957.

                The family will be at the Clement-Keel Funeral Home to receive friends on Sunday from 5 to 6:30 pm.

 

 

Johnson, Jace Kayde – 2002

 

Services for Jace Kayde Johnson, 4 months, of Denton, are set for 10:30 am Saturday at the First Baptist Church in McKinney with Dr. James Puckett and the Rev. J.L. Williams officiating. Interment will follow At Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home of McKinney.

                Jack Kayde Johnson died Aug. 13, 2002, in Lewisville.

                He was born April 19, 2002, in Denton to Ross Kenneth and Kimberly Kaye (Smith) Johnson.

                Survivors include his parents of Denton; brother, Jarett Scott Johnson of Denton; grandparents, John and Kay Smith of Corinth and Scott and Jan Johnson of Collinsville; and great-grandparents, Ruth Long Comegys of McKinney and Art and June Tate of Irving.

               

 

Johnson, Jim R. – 1976

 

Whitesboro News-Record, December 16, 1976

Services were held Monday, December 13 at 2 pm in the Beck funeral Chapel in Pilot Point, for Jim R. Johnson. Rev. Hugh Newsome, pastor of Miller Memorial Baptist Church in Collinsville assisted by Rev. Cass Reasor of Collinsville conducted the service. Mr. Johnson died Saturday, December 11 in the Wilson N. Jones Hospital at the age of 81. He was a lifetime resident of Collinsville.

                Burial was at Mt. Zion Cemetery southwest of Collinsville under the direction of Beck Funeral Home in Pilot Point.

                Mr. Johnson was the son of John Morgan Johnson and Mollie Francis Hyatt, born February 28, 1895 in Custer City. He married Velma Norvell December 24, 1921 at Gainesville. He was a veteran of World War I, a member of the American Legion, Woodmen of the World and the Baptist Church. He was a retired farmer by profession.

                Surviving relatives include his wife, Velma of Collinsville; sons, Billy Bob Johnson and Gary Johnson, both of Collinsville; daughters, Mrs. Joyce Moore of Pilot Point, Mrs. Jimmie Britt of Collinsville and Mrs. Imogene thrasher of Roanoke; sisters, Mrs. Minnie Kelly and Mrs. Goldie Cox, both of Collinsville and Mrs. Birdie Jetton of Hobbs, New Mexico; twenty-three grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

                Pallbearers were his grandsons.

 

 

Johnson, John Morgan – 1947

 

Funeral services for John Morgan Johnson, 48, who passed away at his home in Hobbs, New Mex. Friday at 10 am were held at 2 pm at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Ball Officiating.

                Bearers were Clarence Williams, Alonzo Hodge, Jay Myers, Barney Hall, Bennie Norvell and Edwin Mason.

                Interment was in Mt. Zion Cemetery, directed by the Beck Funeral Home.

                Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife; 4 sons, Cortez, Don, Gerald and Fred; two daughters, Margie and Johnnie; six sisters, Mrs. Rosa Reasor, Mrs. I.N. Kelly of Dryden, Virginia; Mrs. Ernest Williams of Greenville, Texas; Mrs. Ennis Jetton of Hobbs New Mex.; Miss Maude Johnson, Tioga; Mrs. Pat Cox, Collinsville; three brothers, J.C. Johnson, Ringling, Okla.; Jim and Bert of Tioga.

 

 

Johnson, Johnny Pauline – 1985

 

Gainesville Register, April 26, 1985

Services for Johnny Pauline Johnson, 48, who died Tuesday at Westgate Hospital in Denton, were held at 10:30 am today at the Huff Funeral Home Chapel here. The Rev. Luther Slay officiated.

                Burial followed at the Mt. Zion Cemetery, southwest of Collinsville.

                Johnson was born March 9, 1937 to the late Mr. and Mrs. John M. Johnson Jr. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church WMU and a cashier at Pilot Point National Bank.

                Surviving are four brothers, Don Eldon Johnson of Hobbs, N.M., William Johnson of Carlsbad, N.M., Gerald D. Johnson of Englewood, Calif. And Fred U. Johnson of Eunite, N.M.; and one sister, Margie J. Ross of Kirkland, Wash.

                Cousins will be pallbearers.

 

 

Johnson, Judge C. – 1959

 

Pilot Point – Funeral arrangements were incomplete at the Beck Funeral Home here Friday noon for Judge C. Johnson, 67, a retired Cooke County farmer, who died Friday morning at his home in Leon, Okla.

                Mr. Johnson was born Feb. 1892 in Virginia, a son of the late and Mrs. John M. Johnson. In 1916 he married Miss Lillie Norvell. He came to Cooke County in 1894, with his parents who settled west of Tioga. He left this area in 1923.

                Survivors are his wife; two sons, Robert Johnson of California, and Marvin Johnson of Rubottom, Okla.; four daughters, Mrs. Tuffy Parker, Mrs. Earl Hicks, Mrs. Leroy Gandy and Mrs. Sonny Mobley, all of Ringling, Okla.; two brothers, J.R. Johnson and Bert Johnson, both of Tioga; five sisters, Mrs. Minnie Kelly and Mrs. Rosa Reasor, both of Dryden, Va., Mrs. Callie Williams of Gainesville, Mrs. Goldie Cox of Collinsville, and Mrs. Birdie Jetton of Hobbs, N.M.

 

 

Johnson, Lillie Mae – 1981

 

Gainesville Register, Aug. 6, 1981

Services for Mrs. Lillie Mae Johnson, 82, of Leon, Okla., who died Thursday in Marietta, Okla., will be at 2 pm Saturday at Jimtown, Okla., Baptist Church with Rev. Roy Ed Binson officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Zion Cemetery in Collinsville under the direction of Goodrich Anderson Funeral Home in Marietta.

                Mrs. Johnson was born Sept. 18, 1898, in Kaufman, Texas, to Finn Norvell and Mollie Branch. On Oct. 7, 1916, in Collinsville, she married Judge C. Johnson, who preceded her in death April 3, 1959. She had lived in Leon for 22 years and was a member of the Jimtown Baptist Church.

                Survivors include one son, Marvin Johnson of Rubottom, Okla.; two daughters, Mrs. Carolyn Cooper of Kingston, Okla., and Mrs. Faye Hicks of Rubottom; one brother, Bennie Norvell of Gainesville; two sisters, Minnie Sweat of Rubottom, and Velma Johnson of Collinsville; 31 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

                Pallbearers are Bud Davis, Odis Davis, Gary Johnson, Billy Bob Johnson, Caroll Wayne Norvell and T.J. Norvell.

 

 

Johnson, Terry Lee – 1998

 

Collinsville – Graveside services for Terry Lee Johnson, 32, of Collinsville, are set for 10 am Monday at Mt. Zion Cemetery, southwest of Collinsville. Arrangements are under the direction of the Huff Funeral Home of Whitesboro.

                Mr. Johnson died Thursday, July 9, 1998, two miles east of Collinsville on FM 902, as a result of a motorcycle accident.

                He was born Aug. 13, 1965, in El Paso to Bailey and Geneva Hendrix Johnson. He was a self-employed carpenter.

                Survivors include his brother, James Johnson of Sherman; sisters, Sharra Kelly and Christine Nixon, both of Gainesville; Rhonda Green of Sherman, Jacque Musgrove of Southmayd, and Melanie McCarter of Ridgecrest, Calif.

                He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

 

Johnson, Velma – 1986

 

Whitesboro News-Record, April 24, 1986

Funeral services for Velma Norvell Johnson, 82, of Collinsville were held Wednesday, April 23 at 2 pm at Huff Funeral Chapel in Whitesboro. She died Monday, April 21 at her Collinsville residence.

                The Rev. Steve Washburn of Miller Memorial Baptist Church of Collinsville conducted the services.

                Burial was at Mt. Zion Cemetery, south under the direction of Huff Funeral Home.

                Mrs. Johnson was born April 14, 1904, in Leon, Okla., the daughter of Finn N. and Mollie Branch Norvell. She married James (Jim) Robert Johnson on December 24, 1921, in Gainesville.

                She was a housewife and a member of Indian Creek Baptist Church.

                Survivors include; two sons, Billy bob Johnson and Gary Johnson, both of Collinsville; three daughters, Joyce Moore of Pilot Point, Jimmie Britt of Collinsville, and Imogene Thrasher of Roanoke; a brother, Bennie Norvell of Gainesville; a sister, Minnie Sweat of Rubottom, Okla.; 24 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

                Pallbearers were Wesley Thrasher, Roy Moore, Billy Dan Johnson, Jim Johnson, Don Britt and Clem Johnson.

 

 

Johnson, Wallace Dale – 1957

 

Tioga, May 4 – Funeral services for two Tioga men, who were killed Friday night in a three-car accident on US Highway 82 between Gainesville and Whitesboro, will be held here Sunday.

                James P. Myers, 54, died soon after the accident, and Wallace Bell (Red) Johnson, 27, died Saturday morning in a Gainesville hospital. William Albert Dewey, 24, also of Tioga, was injured critically.

                Elder H.G. Ball, pastor of the Primitive Baptist church, will officiate at the service for Myers in the Tioga Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Indian Creek Cemetery.

                Surviving Myers are two sons, Billy J. Myers of Carswell Air Force Base in Fort Worth, and Owen E. Myers of Hurst; two daughters, Mrs. Roy Carney and Miss Janie Myers, both of Dallas; and his mother, Mrs. Mollie Myers of Tioga.

                Services for Johnson are scheduled for 2 pm in the Mount Zion Baptist Church in Cooke County, with Elder Ball officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Zion Cemetery.

                Johnson’s survivors are his wife; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Johnson of Tioga; a brother, Scott Johnson of McKinney and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Abe Cox of Collinsville.

 

 

Kammerdiener, Sam – 2005

 

Denton – Graveside services with military honors for Sam Kammerdiener, 81, of Denton, formerly of Gainesville, are set for 10 am Friday at Mt. Zion Cemetery with Rev. Gayle Starrett, retired Baptist minister, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Clement-Keel Funeral Home of Gainesville.

                Mr. Kammerdiener died June 20, 2005, at Denton Regional Hospital.

                He was born Nov. 15, 1923, in Callisburg to John and Norma Kammerdiener. On Jan. 1, 1950, he married Daisy Cox in Gainesville. He was of the Baptist faith, was a machine shop inspector for many years, served in the United States Navy and enjoyed gardening.

                Survivors include his wife, Daisy Kammerdiener of Seattle, Wash.; son, Daniel Day of Los Angeles; daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Stanley Tanner of Little Elm; one grandchild; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

                He was preceded in death by his parents; and several brothers and sisters.

                Visitation will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8 pm Thursday.

 

 

Keele, Edna – 2001

 

Gainesville Register, May 6, 2001

Services for Edna Keele, 83, of Denison, are set for 2 pm Saturday at Huff Funeral Chapel in Whitesboro. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Cooke County under the direction of the Huff Funeral Home in Whitesboro.

                Mrs. Keele died Thursday, May 3, 2001, at Texoma Specialty Care Center in Denison.

                She was born March 7, 1918, in Collin County to Willie A. Clark and Haley Hightower Clark. She married R.H. Keel Aug. 25, 1934, in Collinsville. She was a retired cook at the Howe Middle School cafeteria and was affiliated with the First Baptist Church of Howe.

                Survivors include sons, Raymond Keele of Burnett, Alvin Keele of Sherman, and Larry Keele of Leonard; daughter Brenda Schultz of Sherman; 7 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

 

 

Keele, R.H. – 1981

 

Whitesboro News-Record, December 24, 1981

Funeral services for R.H. Keele, 68, of Howe were held at 2 pm Tuesday, December 22 at Huff Chapel in Whitesboro. He died Dec. 20, 1981, at the Wilson N. Jones Hospital in Sherman.

                The Rev. Hubert Long of the Wydell Street Baptist Church in McKinney conducted the services.

                Burial was at Mt. Zion Cemetery, southwest of Collinsville, under the direction of Huff Funeral Home, Whitesboro.

                Mr. Keele was born on May 15, 1913, in Knox County, the son of Nathan L. and Minnie Prince Keele. He married Edna B. Clark on August 25, 1934 in Collinsville.

                He was a farmer and a member of the Baptist church.

                Survivors include his wife, Edna B. Keele of Howe; sons, Raymond Keele of San Augustine, Alvin Keele of Sherman, Larry Keele of Denison; a daughter, Brenda Logan of Sherman; a sister, Mrs. Henry Clark of Dallas; an aunt, Mrs. Ray Cox of Collinsville; and eight grandchildren.

                Pallbearers were Jack Norman, Alton Norman, Laymon York, Wayne Keene, Olin Umsted and Larry Word.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kelly, Minnie – 1982

 

Whitesboro News-Record, February 4, 1982

Funeral services for Minnie Kelly, 91, a retired schoolteacher, were held Tuesday, February 2 at 11 am at the Huff Chapel in Pilot Point. She died Sunday, January 31, 1982, at the Collinsville Care Home.

                Bro. Hugh Newsom, pastor of Miller Memorial Baptist Church, conducted the services. He was assisted by Mack Cox.

                Burial was at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Cooke County under the direction of Huff Funeral Home, Pilot Point.

                Mrs. Kelly was born on August 3, 1898, in Lee County, Va., the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Morgan Johnson. She married Newt R. Kelly in 1947. He preceded her in death in 1954.

                She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

                Mrs. Kelly taught school in Bridgeport, Chico, Decatur, burns City, Burton, Mt. Zion, Barron and Lemons.

                She is survived by; two sisters, Goldie Cox of Collinsville and Birdie Jetton of Hobbs N.M.; and several other relatives.

 

 

Kelly, Nancy Cox Burch – 2009

 

Nancy Cox Burch Kelly was born June 18, 1939 to Rev. Mack K. and Opal Hodge Cox. Her great-grandfather, A.G.W. Cox helped settle the Southeastern part of Cooke County, arriving in early 1870. He immediately began buying land in that area. She has lived some twenty years on farm land once owned by A.G.W. Cox. Nancy live her entire life in Cooke County. She is a member of New Hope Baptist Church, Burns City and has been since 1963.

                Aug. 14, 1958 Nancy married Glen Noel Burch. Their children were Vickie Jan Burch Colten and Vernon Glen Burch. Glen passed away Jan. 11, 1999.

                May 28, 2004, Nancy married Ernest Kelly. They remained on the farm in Southeastern Cooke County.

                Nancy attended grade school at Burton and graduated from High School at Collinsville. She worked for S.H. Kress Co. four years, Department of Agriculture for five years, worked for J.C. Penney co. five years and was in Banking for twenty-eight years, retiring from Sanger Bank in 2004.

                Nancy loved her grandchildren. She loved entertaining family in her home. She became a child again at Christmas. She loved to decorate inside and outside her home to make a North Pole look. Nancy enjoyed traveling, doing genealogy research and taking photos. She enjoyed her work and became personal friends with many of her customers.

                Nancy is survived by husband Ernest Kelly, children Vickie burch Colten, Vernon Burch, Brad and Starla Kelly, Lynn and Joael Kelly, David and Denise Kelly; grandchildren Riley Colten, Ruben Colten, Chelsea Robbins, Cody, Kristal, Dalton, Tanner, Bryson, fanning, Bryan, Courtney, Jake, Kennedy Kelly, Matt, Stacie, Paige, Logan, Ernest Kelly, Sam Kelly, Cori, Dylan, Katie, Wayatt Kelly; sisters, Frances Ammons Kays, Juanita Embrey and husband R.L. Embry; brother James Cox and wife Geraldine Cox; brother-in-law and his wife Muriel Hine. She is also survived by very special friends Robby Lemons, Peggy Moore and Shirley Lemons, many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

                She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband, Glen Burch and first grandchild Nicholas Emmit Colten.

                Funeral services for Nancy Kelly will be 10 am Friday, July 24th at Clement-Keel Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Boone and Rev. Rusty Waller officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-8 pm Thursday at the funeral home.

Kretzschmar, Virginia Reed – 2005

 

Services for Virginia “Ginnie” Kretzschmar, 61, of Thackerville, Okla., are set for 2 pm Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Thackerville, Okla., with Bro. Cary Jones and Bro. Dwight Hawkins officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of the Clement-Keel Funeral Home of Gainesville.

                Mrs. Kretzschmar died March 6, 2005, at Parkland Hospital in Dallas.

                She was born Sept. 2, 1943, in Tioga to Chester and Era Lee (Roberts) Reed. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Thackerville, Okla., and had worked for the Oklahoma Tourist Bureau.

                Survivors include her mother, Era Lee Reed; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Nancy Jones of Marietta, Okla.; daughters and sons-in-law, Melissa and Dennis Hartwell of Sanger and Rebecca and Dale Reed of Thackerville, Okla.; grandchildren, Brittany and Jenny Jones, Meaghan and Mason York, Trinity and Sethan Reed, and Tristan and Trevor Hartwell; life-long partner, Elgie Bratcher of Thackerville, Okla.; brothers, Byron, Gilbert, Gary, Steven, Lonnie, Anthony and Tim reed; and sisters, Sherry Milam and Judy Tabler.

                She was preceded in death by her father, Chester Reed; brother, Randall Reed; and sister, Linda Reed.

                Pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be brothers and sisters.

 

 

Kunkel, Charlcie – 2012

 

Collinsville – Graveside services for Charlcie Kunkel, 91, will be held Sunday, April 22, 2012, at 2 pm at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Collinsville, Texas with Dr. Bob G. Fulmer and Rev. Tony Norman officiating. She passed away in Gainesville, Texas on April 19, 2012. She was born on December 24, 1920, to Charles Andrew And Polly Mae (Dawson) Cox. She is survived by many, many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Howard Kunkel; her parents and her many brothers and sisters.

 

 

Kyle, Hughlen – 1984

 

Gainesville – Services for Hughlen Francis Kyle, 81-year-old retired maintenance man of Gainesville who died Saturday in a hospital here, were held Monday in Vernie Keel Funeral Home.

                The Rev. Dr. Harry Roark, Baptist minister, and the Rev. Steven Washburn of Miller Memorial Baptist Church in Collinsville officiated. Burial was in Mount Zion Cemetery.

                Mr. Kyle was born in Cooke County, a son of William and Lydia Faulkner Kyle, and married Ola Florence Cox on Aug. 26, 1922 in Cooke County.

                He was retired from the maintenance department of the Cooke County Courthouse and was also a farmer. He was a Baptist.

                Surviving are his wife; sons, Loyd Wells of Gainesville, Larry Kyle of Lubbock and Wayne Kyle of Lake Kiowa; daughter Geraldene (Gerry) Kyle of Gainesville; sister, Mrs. Izora Woody of Atlanta, Texas; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Nephews served at pallbearers.

 

 

Kyle, Ola – 1985

 

Gainesville Register, Nov. 5, 1985

Services for Ola Kyle, 80, who died Monday afternoon in the Gainesville Memorial Hospital, will be held 10 am Wednesday at Vernie Keel Funeral Home with Dr. Harry Roark and Rev. Steve Washburn of Miller Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery with the Vernie Keel Funeral Home conducting the service.

                Mrs. Kyle was born Nov. 11, 1904 in Cooke County and was the daughter of Abe and Agnes Wheeler Cox. She married Hughlen Kyle Aug. 26, 1922 in Indian Creek, Cooke County. He preceded her in death Nov. 3, 1984. She had  been employed at Linda Jo Shoe factory before her retirement. She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and lived all her life in Cooke County.

                She is survived by three sons; Loyd Well of Gainesville, Larry Kyle of Lubbock and Wayne Kyle of Valley View. Also, a daughter, Gerry Scott of Gainesville. She had four brothers, Marvin Cox, Ivan Cox, and Ralph Cox all of Collinsville and Clifford Cox of Sherman. There are four sisters, Edna Powers of Sanger, Jessie Reasor and Bernice Adkins both of Gainesville and Iva Johnson of Tioga. She had 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren also surviving her. Pallbearers will be her nephews.

 

 

Lowery, Michael W. – 2007

 

Gainesville Daily Register, December 2, 2007

Memorial service for Michael W. Lowery, 28, of Denison is set for 1 pm Tuesday with Huff Funeral Home in Whitesboro,. Cremation is under the direction of the Huff Funeral Home of Whitesboro.

                Visitation is at the Huff funeral Home from 5 to 7 pm Monday.

                Mr. Lowery died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007, at his residence.

                He was born Nov. 10, 1979, in Sherman. His parents are Michael Keith Lowery and Jacqueline Johnson Musgrove.

                Survivors include his mother, Jacque Musgrove of Southmayd; father and step-mother, Michael and ZaVonna Lowery of Denison; brothers, Jason Lowery of Southmayd and Jeremiah Musgrove of Boston, Mass.; one uncle; and two cousins.

 

 

 

 

 

Lynch, Robert Thomas – 2007

 

Funeral Services for Robert Thomas “Bob” Lynch, 59, will be held at 10 am Thursday, March 29, 2007 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church near Collinsville with Rev. Brenda Moore Officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery with services directed by Meador Funeral Home of Whitesboro.

                Bob passed away Monday, March 26, 2007 in Kent, Washington.

                He was born February 27, 1948 to Adrian Francis and Billie Lucille (Cox) Lynch. Bob was a Senior Training Administrator for the Texas Dept. of Corrections.

                He is survived by his father, Adrian Francis Lynch of Waco.; his mother, Billie Lucille Bethel of Dallas; a son, Travis Lynch of Austin; a brother, Charles Adrian Lynch of Mexia; two sisters, Brenda Moore of Magnolia and Cindy Kelly of Dallas.

                Pallbearers will be Lewis Cox, Cass Reasor, Gene Cox, Tom Cox, Amando Villa and Charles Lynch.

 

 

Mason, George – 1956

 

Services for George A. Mason, 52, who died Monday morning at his home in Plainview, were held Wednesday at 2 pm at Mt. Zion Baptist Church near Tioga.

                Rev. C.A. Reasor conducted the final rites. Iterment was in Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of Beck Funeral Home.

                Pallbearers were Bert Johnson, Ralph Cox, Earl Cason, Lofton Ward, Marvin Cox and Olin Umsted.

                Mason was born Oct 16, 1903 near Tioga. He was reared in the Burton community, but had lived the past 25 years in Plainview except for two years service during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion.

                Survivors include a brother, Edwin Mason of Tioga; three sisters, Mrs. Lucy Moore, Jacksonville, Miss Maggie Mason and Miss Mae Mason of Tioga; and a niece Mrs. Carl Coverton of California.

 

 

Mason, Thomas Henry – 1940

 

Funeral services for Thomas Henry Mason, 83, were conducted Sunday, February 11th at 3 pm. At the Baptist church at Mt. Zion. By Rev. F.O. Miller, Methodist minister of Bolivar, assisted by rev. R.O. Miller, pastor of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Beck Funeral Home of Pilot Point. Interment was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.

                Flower girls were Mrs. Blanch Baxter, Mrs. Iva Johnson, Miss Leta Gordon, Mrs. Maudie Johnson, Mrs. Vera Cox, Mrs. Goldie Cox, and Mrs. Velma Johnson.

                Pallbearers were Hughlen Kyle, Bert Johnson, Ben Reasor, Pat Cox, Raymond Brown, and Ralph Cox.

                Thomas Henry Mason was born in Union County, Arkansas, February 8, 1857 and died February 10, 1940 at the age of 83 years and 2 days. He was converted in early youth and joined the Methodist church.

                He was married to Miss Florence Wheeler in 1892, who preceded him in death in November, 1905. To this union were born seven children, two of whom preceded him in death.

                Mr. Mason had resided in the Mt. Zion community for some fifty years and was loved and honored by all those who knew him. He was recognized as a man of sterling qualities. This was evidenced in the large crowd that gathered to pay their tribute of respect.

                It can truly be said of T.H. Mason that he lived in a house by the side of the road and was a friend to man. He is survived by the following children, Mrs. Lucy Moore of Gainesville, George Mason of Plainview, Maggie, Mae and Edwin Mason, who live at home; one grandchild, Hazel Moore of Gainesville, and a number of other relatives and friends.

 

 

Mason, Verna – 1980

 

Whitesboro News-Record

Services for Miss Verna Mae Mason were held Tuesday, March 18 at 2 pm at Mt. Zion Church, southwest of Collinsville. Rev. Hugh Newsom of Miller Memorial Baptist Church, Collinsville, officiated at the services.

                Burial was at Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of Huff Funeral Home, Pilot Point.

                Miss Mason died Sunday, March 16 at Gainesville Memorial Hospital. She was 82 at the time of her death.

                Miss Mason was the daughter of the Late Mr. and Mrs. T.H. Mason, born February 10, 1898 in Cooke County. She was a lifetime resident of Tioga.

                Survivors include her brother, T.E. Mason of Tioga.

                Pallbearers were Ralph Cox, W.D. Adkins, Olin Umsted, Earl Cason, Scott Johnson and Mack Cox.

 

 

Matherly, Sandra – 2012

 

Funeral services for Sandra Matherly,68, of Collinsville are set for Saturday March 3, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Geo. J.. Carroll and Son Chapel with burial to follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery. The family will receive friends on March 3, 2012 from 1:00 til 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Sandra was born on September 10, 1943 in Fort Smith Arkansas to John L. and Verna C. Howell Marx. She is survived by her husband Jack Matherly of Collinsville, son and daughter in law Todd and Grace Matherly of Collinsville, grandchildren Andrew and Brianna Matherly and sister Barbara Bergeron.

Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home, 602 Lindsay St, Gainesville, Texas 76240 Phone: 940-665-3455

 

May, Emmanuel – 1997

 

Whitesboro News-Record, January 30, 1997

 

Funeral services for Emmanuel John May, who died January 9, 1997, were held January 17, 1997 at 2 pm at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Collinsville, under the direction of Geo. Carroll Funeral Home in Gainesville.

                Mr. May was born February 17, 1931. Memorial may be sent to Benevolent Fund at Security Bank. Trustees are Delia Heffington and Christy Jan Berry.

 

 

May, Robbie Jean – 1992

 

Gainesville Register, Dec. 21, 1992

Graveside services for Robbie Jean May, 59, of Collinsville, were today at 10 am in Mount Zion Cemetery with the Rev. Phillip Jones, pastor of First Baptist Collinsville, officiating. Director of services was Vernie Keel Funeral Home.

                Mrs. May died Friday morning at Denton Community Hospital.

                She was born on Aug. 25, 1933, in Gause, to the late Kinnard Davis and Little Cranford Willard. She married E.J. May Oct. 29, 1949, in Hearne. She was a homemaker and a member of the Assembly of God Church.

                Surviving are her husband, E.J. May of Collinsville; sons John May of Burton, Kinnard and Billy May of Collinsville and Jesse May of Huntsville; daughters Carol Weather and Peggy Moore of Collinsville and Lillie Youngblood of Seadrift; brother Earl Willard of Bowie; 16 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by a son, Steven May.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

McLaughlin, Harold – 1977

Whitesboro News-Record, August 18, 1977

 

Services for Harold Lloyd McLaughlin, 46, of Dallas, who died August 11, 1977 at St. Paul Hospital in Dallas, were held Saturday, August 13 at 2 pm at Richards Chapel. Rev. Charles Hite conducted the service. Interment was at Mt. Zion Cemetery, under the direction of Richards Funeral Home.

                Mr. McLaughlin was the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Thomas McLaughlin, born November 1, 1930 in Cooke County. He had a self-employed construction business.

                Surviving are his two daughters, Mrs. Roy Stowe and Mrs. Charles Samples, both of Pasadena; two sons, Michael L. and Stanley K. McLaughlin, both of Pasadena; brother, Gene McLaughlin of Irving; sister, Mrs. Raymond England of Dallas; half-sister Mrs. Daisy Malena of Amarillo; and two grandchildren.

 

 

McLaughlin, James Thomas – 1960

 

Whitesboro News-Record, May 27, 1960

Funeral services were held at 2:30 pm Sunday in the Collinsville Baptist Church for James T. McLaughlin, 79, of Cedar Hill, a former Collinsville resident who died at 6:35 pm Friday in a Dallas Hospital following an illness of several months.

                Rev. C.A. Reasor, Baptist minister from Tioga conducted the services. He was assisted by Rev. Hugh Newsom, Collinsville Baptist minister. Burial was in the Mount Zion Cemetery west of Collinsville and was directed by Richards-Beck Funeral Home.

                Mr. McLaughlin was born July 8, 1881 in Texas. He married Miss Blond Dick on May 22, 1912 in Cooke County. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Baptist church.

                Survivors are his wife; three sons, Harold McLaughlin and Gene McLaughlin, both of Dallas, and E.T. McLaughlin of Cedar Hill; two daughters, Mrs. Raymond England of Dallas and Mrs. R.C. McLamore of Fort Worth; a step-daughter, Mrs. Daisy Malena, address unknown; a brother, T.B. McLaughlin of California; a sister, Mrs. Lester McCoy of Saint Jo; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

 

 

Mitchell, Nadine (Cox) – 1981

 

Whitesboro News-Record, April 16, 1981

Funeral services for Lavada Nadine Mitchell, 60-year-old housewife, of Collinsville were held Tuesday, April 14, at 2 pm at Huff Chapel in Whitesboro. She died Sunday, April 12, 1981, at the Wilson N. Jones Hospital in Sherman.

                Rev. Hugh Newsom of the Collinsville Miller Memorial Baptist Church conducted the services.

                Burial was at the Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of Huff Funeral Home of Whitesboro.

                Mrs. Mitchell was born on August 15, 1920, in Barren, Grayson County, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Cox. She married Woodrow Mitchell on December 17, 1939, in Durant, Okla.

                She was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

                Survivors include; her husband, Woodrow Mitchell of Collinsville; four sons, Jerry Mitchell, Allen Ray Mitchell, Ronnie Mitchell, and Rickey Mitchell, all of Collinsville; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Cox of Collinsville; a daughter, Connie Duke of Collinsville; a brother, Weston Cox of Collinsville; two sisters, Velma Matlock and Wanda Overstreet, both of Collinsville; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

                Pallbearers were David Umsted, Jerry Caldwell, Gary Don Matlock, Curtis Fails, Grady Fails, and Terry Cox.

 

 

Mitchell, Ricky Dale – 1994

 

Whitesboro News-Record, January 20, 1994

Services for Ricky Dale Mitchell, 40, of Collinsville, were held Monday, January 17, at 2 pm at First Baptist Church in Collinsville. He died Thursday, January 13, 1994, in Baylor Medical Center in Dallas.

                Rev. Charles Hite conducted the services.     

                Burial was at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Cooke County, under the direction of Huff Funeral Home.

                Mr. Mitchell was born October 16, 1953, in Sherman, Texas, the son of Woodrow Mitchell and the late Nadine Cox Mitchell. He married Karen E. Eskue on September 13, 1991, in Denison.

                He was a technician with Texas Instruments and a member of Bible Baptist Church in Collinsville.

                Survivors are his wife, Karen Mitchell; a son, Anthony Shane Mitchell; a step-son, Brandon Ray Chesser, two daughters, Shanna Jalynn Mitchell and Sheryl Dale Mitchell; parents, Woodrow and Cleo Mitchell; three brothers, Jerry Wayne Mitchell, Ronnie E. Mitchell and Allen Ray Mitchell, all of Collinsville; a sister, Connie Manuel of Gainesville, Texas; and a grandson, Kyle Blake Blez.

                Pallbearers were Joe Fudge, Jimmy Neely, Ted Mordecai, Allan Chapman, Gene Schindler, Grady Fails, Ricky Nichols and Gary Aston.

 

 

Mitchell, Woodrow – 1998

 

Collinsville – Funeral services for Woodrow Mitchell, 79, of Collinsville are set for 2 pm Wednesday at the Huff Funeral Home in Whitesboro with the Rev. Joe Patterson and the Rev. Charles Hite officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Cooke County under the direction of the Huff Funeral Home of Whitesboro.

                Mr. Mitchell died Sunday, April 19, 1998, as a result of an automobile accident south of Collinsville on Highway 377.

                He was born Sept. 21, 1918, in Van Alstyne to the late Walter Allen Mitchell and Fanny Maudie Harding Mitchell. On Dec. 17, 1939, he married Nadine Cox in Durant, Okla. She preceded him in death April 12, 1981. He later married Cleo Hammer on March 19, 1982 in Gainesville. She preceded him in death on Oct. 9, 1996.

                Mr. Mitchell was a retired construction surveyor for Southwest Construction, and a World War II Army veteran. He was a member of a band, “County Music, Tx.” He was affiliated with Central Baptist Church in Whitesboro.

                Survivors include sons, Jerry and Allen Mitchell of Collinsville; step sons, Charlie Robinson of Lake Kiowa, Jamie Robinson of Gainesville; daughter, Connie Manual of Gainesville, step daughters, Jo Chilcoat of Ardmore, Okla., Iwana Van Hoozen of Bakersfield, Calif., Lynda Mitchell of Collinsville; brother, Willie J. Mitchell of Rockwell; 29 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren.

                He was preceded in death by sons, Ronnie and Ricky Mitchell.

                Pallbearers are Shane Mitchell, Allen Mitchell, Matthew Duke, Josh Hickman, Jake Hickman, Fess Eaton. Honorary pallbearers are Stuart Chilcoat, Joe Don Robinson, Scott Robinson, Ben McKnight.

                The family will be at Huff Funeral Home from 7 pm to 8 pm on Tuesday.

 

 

Moore, Danny Lee – 2010

 

Times Record News, Wichita Falls, Tx, July 2, 2010

Bowie – Danny L. Moore II, 30, died Tuesday, June 29, 2010 in Bowie.

                Graveside services will be at 11 am Saturday in Mount Zion Cemetery in Collinsville, Texas, with Damon Groves officiating.

                Services are und the direction of the White Family Funeral Home of Bowie.

                Mr. Moore was employed with Felderhoff Brothers Oil Company.

                Survivors include wife, Amanda of Sunset; three children, Dillon, Abigail and Marshall Moore of Sunset; parents, Danny and Peggy Moore of Bowie; mother, Susan Murry of Tulsa, Okla.; four brothers, Derek Moore of Bowie, Daniel Blanton of San Antonio, Matthew Murry of Tulsa, Okla., and Jonathan Moore of Bowie; sisters, Peggy Sue Davidson of Bowie, Barbara Reaves of Montague, Melissa Moore of Texas and Tamra Burleson of Shawnee, Okla.; grandparents, Frank Moore, Robbie and John May, and Samuel and Wanda Joyce Murry, all of Collinsville.

                Visitation will be 6-8 pm today at the White Family Funeral Home.

 

 

Moore, Douglas – 2012

 

(March 4, 1954 - August 13, 2012)

Funeral services for Douglas "Papa" Frank Moore, 58, of Ratliff City, OK, are set for 10:00 am Saturday, August 18, 2012 at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home Chapel in Gainesville, TX., with the Rev. Larry Argo and Rev. Wynes Manney officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Gainesville. A visitation will be held at 6:00 pm Friday, August 17, 2012 at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.

Doug was born on March 4, 1954 in Hobbs, NM to Frank Eldridge and Wanda Faye Archer Moore. He passed away on Monday, August 13, 2012 in Ardmore, OK. He is survived by his wife Debbi Moore of Ratliff City, OK; son and daughter-in-law Frank and Brandi Moore of Ratliff City, OK; son and daughter-in-law J.R. & Nila Moore of Forestburg, TX; son and daughter-in-law Matt and Sharon Moore of Forestburg, TX; daughter Carrie Barber and her fiancee' Thomas Watkins of Graham, OK; and 20 grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law Densel and Debbie Moore of Macomb, OK; brother and sister-in-law Danny and Peggy Moore of Bowie, TX; brother and sister-in-law Dewayne and Susan Moore of Collinsville, TX; sister and brother-in-law Era and Don Mercer of Mannsville, OK; sister and brother-in-law Barbara and J.W. Riddles of Forestburg, TX; sister and brother-in-law Nelda and David Rohrer of Gainesville, TX; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Traci Moore; daughter Sissy Moore; grandson Rocky Barber; and son-in-law Bobby Barber.

Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home | 602 Lindsay St, Gainesville, Texas 76240 | Phone: 940-665-3455

 

 

Moore, Frank Eldridge– 1978

 

Whitesboro News-Record, April 20, 1978

Services for Frank E. Moore, 54, of Forestburg who died Monday at Veterans Hospital in Dallas, were held Wednesday, April 19 at Vernie Keel Chapel. Rev. Charles Hite officiated at the service. Interment was at Mt. Zion Cemetery.

                Mr. Moore was born July 24, 1924 in Gordonville. He was an oil field worker and veteran of World War II. He married Wanda Archer in September of 1948 at Dotsonville. He was a member of the Baptist Church.

                Survivors include his wife, Wanda; sons, Densel Ray Moore of Eagle Pass, Douglas Frank Moore of Normandy, Danny Lee Moore of Forestburg and Dewayne Eldridge Moore of Forestburg; daughters, Mrs. Era Faye Mercer of Gainesville, Mrs. Barbara Ann Welch of Whitesboro and Mrs. Nelda Mae Rohrer of Forestburg.

 

 

Moore, Joyce C. – 1991

 

Whitesboro News-Record, June 6, 1991

Funeral services for Joyce C. Moore were held Thursday, May 30 at 2 pm at Huff/Slay Chapel in Pilot Point.

                Rev. Luther J. Slay of Calvary Baptist Church, Pilot Point officiated at the services.

                Burial was at Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of Huff/Slay Funeral Home.

                Mrs. Moore died Tuesday, May 28, 1991 at Wilson N. Jones Hospital after an illness. She was 66 at the time of her death.

                Born August 28, 1924 in Cooke County, the daughter of the late Jim R. Johnson, and the late Velma Norvell Johnson.

                Mrs. Moore was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

                Mrs. Moore married Marshall T. Moore on November 1, 1945 at Gainesville.

                Mrs. Moore is survived by husband, Marshall T. Moore, son Roy Moore and daughter Reba Howard, all of Pilot Point; two brothers, Billy Bob Johnson, Collinsville; and Gary Johnson, Challis, Idaho; two sisters, Imogene Thrasher, Southlake; and Jimmie Britt, Collinsville.

                Pallbearers at the funeral were Billy Dan Johnson, Carey Johnson, Jim Johnson, Wesley Thrasher, Donnie Britt, Jerry Britt.

 

 

Moore, Mrs. Lucy – 1963

 

Mrs. Lucy Agnes Moore, 71, passed away Thursday, Dec. 26 at Nan Travis Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, Texas, after an illness of several weeks.

                Funeral services were held at 2 pm Saturday Dec. 28 in Mt. Zion Church, Rev. C.A. Reasor, pastor, officiated. Interment was in Mt. Zion cemetery under direction of Beck Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Ralph Cox, J.L. Ward, Olen Umpstead, Pat Cox, Mack Cox and Ben Reasor.

                Mrs. Moore was born Nov. 18, 1892 in Tioga, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Henry Mason. She married W.C. Moore in 1922.

                Survivors include one daughter,, Mrs. Earl Coverston of San Diego, Calif.; one brother, T.E. Mason of Tioga; two sisters, Miss Maggie Mason of Gainesville and Miss Mae Mason of Tioga.

 

 

Moore, Marshall Thomas – 2004

 

Gainesville Daily Register, August 11, 2004

Pilot Point – Services for Marshall Thomas Moore, 84, of Pilot Point, are set for 10 am Thursday at Huff Funeral Home in Pilot Point with the Rev. Glen Howard Officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Cooke County.

                Mr. Moore died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004, at Denton Regional Hospital.

                He was born June 18, 1920, in Gordonville to John David and Dicey Adeline McAlister Moore. He married Joyce Corinne Johnson in Gainesville on Nov. 1, 1945. He was retired from the heating and air repair department at the University of North Texas. He attended Calvary Baptist Church in Pilot Point. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

                Survivors include his son, Roy Wayne Moore of Pilot Point; daughter Reba Moore Howard of Pilot Point; sisters, Viola James of Hobbs, N.M. and Bernice Sherman of Muskogee, Okla.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

                He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, four brothers and one sister.

                Pallbearers are Neil Howard, Russell Mize, Trent Vadagriff, Kevin Powers, Don Britt and Bill Potts.

                Honorary pallbearer is Seth Mize.

                The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 pm Wednesday.

 

 

Moore, Traci Lynn – 1987

 

Gainesville Register, March 16, 1987

Graveside services for Traci Lynn Moore of Forestburg will be held at 10 am Tuesday at Mt. Zion Cemetery with Rev. Charles Hite of County Line Baptist Church officiating. Services will be conducted under the direction of the Vernie Keel Funeral Home.

                Moore, the infant daughter of Douglas and Debra Creed Moore, died Saturday night at Children’s Hospital in Dallas. She was born Feb. 9, 1987 in Gainesville.

                Survivors include her parents, Douglas and Debra Moore, of Forestburg; three brothers, Frank, J.R., and Mathew Moore, all of Forestburg; two sisters, Wanda Fay and Carrie Ann Moore, of Forestburg; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Creed of South Haven, Kansas, and Mrs. Wanda Fay Moore of Collinsville; and several aunts and uncles.

                The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 pm Monday evening at the Vernie Keel Funeral Home.

 

 

Moore, Wanda Faye - 2012

(February 13, 1931 - July 10, 2012)

Collinsville resident Wanda Faye Moore, 81, passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at Denton Regional Medical Center. She was born February 13, 1931 in Ada, Oklahoma to James and Ethel (Laxton) Archer. Wanda married Frank Eldridge Moore September 20, 1948 in Dodson, Texas. She had been employed by Pecan Tree Nursing Home in housekeeping and as a dishwasher at Hunter's Cafe. Mrs. Moore had also worked for Linda Jo's Shoe Factory and Nocona Boot Factory. She was of the Baptist faith.

Funeral Services for Wanda Faye Moore will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 14th at Grand Avenue Baptist Church, Gainesville, Texas with Rev. Donald Skaggs officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be at Meador-Clement-Keel Funeral Home Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Survivors of Mrs. Moore include sons, Densel Moore of Macomb, OK, Douglas Moore of Graham, OK, Danny Moore of Bowie and Dewayne Moore of Collinsville; daughters, Era Faye Mercer of Mannsville, OK, Barbara Riddles of Forestburg, and Nelda Rohrer of Gainesville; brothers, James Archer of Healton, OK and John Archer of Moore, OK; sister, Laura Skaggs of Miami, OK; 26 grandchildren, 76 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brother, Roy Archer and sisters, Dorothy Argo, Julie Argo and Betty Manney.

Services are under the direction of Meador-Clement-Keel Funeral Home.

 

 

Moore, Wanda Faye - 2003

 

Ms. Wanda Faye "Sissy" Moore, 23, a resident of Hunnewell, KS passed away on February 1, 2003 in Wichita, KS.

Ms Moore was born on March 9, 1979 in Denton, TX to Doug and Debra Creed Moore. She graduated from Forestburg High School in 1998.

Services for Ms Moore were held on Tuesday, February 4, 2003 at 4:00 pm at Geo J Carroll & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Rev Larry Argo and Rev Roy Archer officiating. Burial was in the Mount Zion Cemetery in Cooke County. Pallbearers were her cousins.

Survivors include: parents, Doug and Debra Moore of Hunnewell, KS; grandparent, Wanda Faye Moore of Collinsville; three brothers, Frank Moore of Forestburg and his children, Traci, Tasha, Tobey, Frank III, and Jaggar and J R Moore of Hunnewell, KS and his children, Steven, Beaven, Malaci, JeddaDya and Matthew Moore of Nocona and his daughter, Monica; one sister, Carrie Barber of Hunnewell, KS and her children, Cassie and Tristen; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Traci Lynn Moore; Brother-in-law, Bobby Barber; nephew, Rocky Barber; grandparents, Frank E Moore; Robert A. and Norma J Creed.

 

 

Mordah, Mrs. Leon – 1942

 

Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon, March 2, at the Mt. Zion Baptist church for Mrs. Alice Mordah, 35. Rev. J.E. King Baptist minister of Denison officiated. Interment was in the Mt. Zion cemetery. Ben Stephens of Wichita Falls was in charge of the song service.

                Pallbearers were Will Bean, Ralph Cox, Ben Stephens,, Earnest Roberts, Olin Umsted and Edwin Mason. Flower girls were Mrs. Iva Johnson, Mrs. Lula Penton, Mrs. Edwin Mason, Rachell Roberts and Joyce Johnson.

                Mrs. Mordah was the daughter of the late Rev. and Mrs. Charlie Cox, pioneer citizens of the Mt. Zion community. She was born May 15, 1906, in Mt. Zion.

                She was married to Leon Mordah May 31, 1929. To this union were born three children who survive her. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church. She had lived in El Centro, Calif. For five years but for the past several months she had been at the home of her mother, Mrs. Cox, where she died Sunday at 2:15 pm.

                She is survived by her husband, Leon Mordah and three children, Lee, Helen and Jo Ann, her mother, Mrs. Charlie Cox, five brothers, Ray Cox of Collinsville, Pat, Marion, Abe and Eaf Cox of Mt. Zion; four sisters Mrs. Lucy Fulmer of Dallas, Mrs. Annie Roberts of Dorchester, and Mrs. Pearl Roberts and Miss Charlcie Mae Cox of Mt. Zion, a number of nieces and nephews, and other relatives and a host of friends.

 

NAIL, Danny Lynn - 1979

 

Danny Lynn Nail, 26, of Seagoville, died Sunday in Parkland Hospital in Dallas as the result of an motorcycle accident in Dallas.

He was born Sept. 26, 1952 in Arab, Ala. He was a service man for Plaza Tire Co. in Dallas and was married to the former Sherry Stephens.

Survivors are his wife; son, Danny Nail, Jr.; daughters, Christi Lynn and Dana Lance; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hood; brothers, Olen J. Nail and Jim Hood, Jr.; and his grandmother, Eula Hood.

 

 

Norman, Jay W. – 2008

 

Herald Democrat, February 13, 2008

Collinsville – Jay W. Norman, 85, passed away on Feb. 11, 2008 at the Collinsville Care Center. Services will be held at 10 am Thursday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Collinsville. Bro. Duke Dowling of Southside Baptist Church, Gainesville, will officiate, assisted by Pastor John Brooks, Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery. Dannel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

                Mr. Norman was born Sep. 26, 1922, in Bennington, Okla., to Clarence W. and Hattie Elizabeth Hensley Norman. He grew up in Tom Bean and attended the public schools there. He married Rachelle Alice Roberts on Oct. 19, 1942, in Sherman and they enjoyed more than 65 years together. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

                A lifelong resident of this area, Mr. Norman retired from Texas Instruments, and he also operated his own paint and body shop for many years.

                The family will receive visitors at Dannel Funeral Home from 6 to 8 pm Wednesday, Feb. 13.

                He was preceded in death by his parents; four brother, Ed, Henry, Melford and Curtis; two sisters, Clara Price and Dorothy Norman.

                Survivors include his wife of Sherman; two sisters, Loren Hicks of Tom Bean and Betty Jean Riley of Sherman; sons Jay Norman and wife, Barbara of Colorado Springs, Colo., Mike Norman and wife, Lois of Collinsville, Ray Norman and wife, Veronica of Phoenix, Ariz. And Tony Norman and wife, Karen of Bowie; daughter, Ann Norman Maruffo and husband, Joe of Waukegan, Ill.; 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and two treat-great-grandchildren.

                Pallbearers will be grandsons and grandson-in-law. Special music, including “How Great Thou Art,” will be provided by sisters and nieces of Mrs. Norman.

                Memorials may be made to Mt. Zion Baptist Church or Mt. Zion Cemetery, 419 Walnut St. Collinsville, Texas, 76233 c/o Grady Cox.

                You may sign the online guestbook at www.Dannelfuneralhome.com.

 

 

Norman, Rachelle Alice - 2010

 

COLLINSVILLE — Rachelle Alice Norman, 84, of Collinsville, passed away on March 30, 2010. Dannel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 3, 2010 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Collinsville with Pastor Keith Byrom of Crossroads Church Collinsville officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Rachelle was born May 17, 1925, in rural Collinsville to Lawrence and Annie Belle Cox Roberts. She married J. W. Norman on Oct. 19, 1942. She received additional education beyond high school to become a Registered Inhalation Therapist, and she and Virginia Morriss worked together to start the Inhalation Therapy program at Wilson N. Jones Hospital in Sherman. She worked at Jack and Jen before becoming the owner and operator of a children’s day care center in Tom Bean named Rachelle’s Play Room. Rachelle was a member of the Distinguished Poet Society and had several poems published and received awards for her poetry.

Rachelle was preceded in death by her parents; a brother Jasper Andrew Roberts; and a sister Lenora Mae Conaway. She is survived by four sons: Jay Andrew Norman and wife Barbara, Richard Michael Norman and wife Lois, Wendell Ray Norman and wife Veronica Matz, Tony Stephen Norman and wife Karen; a daughter: Elizabeth Ann Maruffo and husband Jose; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; four brothers: Lawrence Wendell Roberts, Marion Ray Roberts, Warden Eugene Roberts and Robert Lealand Roberts; three sisters: Roberta Virginia Moore, Patsy Ann Rhoades and Robby Lynn Lemons; and an aunt, Charlcie Mae Kunkel.
Pallbearers were her grandsons.
Because of Rachelle’s love for children, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 4324 N. Belt Line Rd., Ste. C206, Irving, TX 75038.

 

 

Odom, Mrs. Florence Edna – 1973

 

Whitesboro News-Record, August 9, 1973

Services were held July 31 in Richards Chapel for Mrs. Florence Edna Odom who died July 29 in Wilson N. Jones Hospital after a short illness.

                Rev. Harold Watson officiated. Pallbearers were C.E. Underwood, Cecil Fox, Ellis West, Wallis Underwood, Paul Underwood, and Thomas Buchanan. Interment was at Mt. Zion Cemetery.

                Mrs. Odom was born Oct. 28, 1895 in Grayson County the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Winfield Underwood. She married R.S. Odom on Nov. 20, 1920 in Vernon, Texas. She was a member of the Baptist Church.

                Surviving her are her husband and two brothers, Bert Underwood of Whitesboro and V.W. Underwood of Sherman.

Odom, Rufus S. – 1978

 

Whitesboro – Services for Rufus Samuel Odom, 80, who died Saturday at his home, will be held at 2 pm Monday at Huff Funeral Chapel, conducted by Rev. Harold Watson, of the First Baptist Church.

                Burial will be at Mount Zion South Cemetery.

                Mr. Odom was born southwest of Whitesboro, son of the late James S. and Nancy Odom. He married Florence Edna Underwood in Vernon on Nov. 20, 1920. He was a lifetime resident of this area.

                Surviving are sisters, Mrs. Exie Miller of Collinsville; Mrs. May Forester of Sanger.

 

 

Parker, Frank – 1986

 

Gainesville Register, December 8, 1986

Funeral services for Frank Parker, 32, of Dallas, were held today at 2 pm at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Mack Cox of Mt. Zion Baptist Church officiating. Burial, under the direction of the Vernie Keel Funeral Home, was at Mt. Zion Cemetery.

                Mr. Parker died Saturday at Baylor Hospital in Dallas.

                He was born May 4, 1954 in Denton to J.W. and Nancy Hood Parker. He was employed as a proof reader with legal directories in Dallas and was a Baptist.

                Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Parker of Abernathy; brother, Ronald Parker of Carrollton; sisters, Freda Castieja of Lubbock and Mary Castieja of Lawton, Okla.; grandmother, Eula Frances Hood of Tioga; and several aunts and uncles.

                Pallbearers were James Cox, Mutt Sinclair, Lewis Cox, Tommy Cox, Jim Hood and David Hood.

 

 

 

 

 

Payne, Mary Edna – 1995

 

Whitesboro News-Record, May 11, 1995

Graveside services for Mary Edna Payne, 89, were held Tuesday, May 9, at 2 pm at Mt. Zion Cemetery, southwest of Collinsville, Texas, under the direction of Huff Funeral Home. She died Sunday, May 7, 1995, at medical Plaza Hospital in Sherman.

                Rev. Charles Hite conducted the services.

                Mrs. Payne was born November 8, 1905, in Bells, Texas, the daughter of the late John Goss and Kelly Barner Goss. She married Summy Payne on June 25, 1926 in Anna. He preceded her in death in 1982.

                Mrs. Payne was a homemaker and a volunteer for the Salvation Army, and a member of the Baptist Church.

                Survivors are a son, Robert Payne of Latero, Texas; a step-sister-in-law, Florence Hunt of Whitesboro; and nieces and nephews.

 

 

Pond, Arlie – 1995

 

Services for Arlie Pond, 88, of Irving, will be 10 am Saturday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Bro. Tony Norman, pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, officiating.

                A eulogy will be delivered by Arlena Vaughn Garner. Burial will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of the Clement-Keel Funeral Home of Gainesville.

                Mr. Pond died Thursday, Aug. 31, 1995, at Irving Health Care Hospital.

                He was born Nov. 22, 1906, in Lipan to Wilford Hall and Ola Mae Cook Pond. On Aug. 10, 1929, he married Rena Frances Reed in Marietta, Okla. He was a locksmith, working for over 20 years for Parkland Hospital in Dallas. He was a member of Hilltop Baptist Church of Irving and the Odd Fellows Lodge.

                Survivors include his wife, Rena Frances Reed Pond of Irving; son, Phillip Pond of Irving; daughters, Lina Wilson of Gainesville, Pansy Partain of Irving, Arlena Vaughn Garner of Little Elm, Joyce Ince of Irving and June Skelton of Euless; 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; brothers, J.P. Pond of Irving and Clayton Pont of Fort Worth; and sisters, Clessie Samek of  Gainesville, Leta Eason of Mansfield, Margie Cupp of Grand Prairie and Vivian Woods of Amarillo.

                He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Archie and Clifford Pond.

                Pallbearers are Charles Vaughn, Scott Wilson, Nick Partain, Tim Partain, Steve Ince and Matthew Pond. Honorary pallbearers are Jeff Slagle and Ron Pierce.

                The family will be at the Clement-Keel Funeral Home today from 7 to 8 pm.

 

 

Pond, Rena F. – 2004

 

Whitesboro News-Record, July 15, 2004

Rena F. Pond was born March 19, 1907 in Tioga and died July 12, 2004 in Irving, Texas. She was the daughter of Alonzo and Mary Ann Reed.

                Funeral services will be held at 10 am Thursday, July 15, 2004 at Mt. Zion Baptist church. Interment will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery, under the direction of Jeter & Son Funeral Home in Dallas.

                She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Phillip and Deborah Pond of Irving; daughters and sons-in-law, Lina and Joe Wilson of Gainesville, Pansy and Dale Partain of Southlake, Arlena Vaughn Garner and Dwayne of Little Elm, Joy Ince of Irving and June and Andy Skelton of Bedford; sixteen grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

                She was preceded in death by her husband, Arlie Pond, and a son, Wilford H. Pond.

 

 

Primm, Andrew Wesley - 2009

 

The Herald Democrat    29 Sep 2009

DALLAS - Andrew Wesley Primm, 44 of Dallas passed away on Sunday morning, Sept. 26, 2009 of a sudden heart attack. "Andy" was born on March 15, 1965 in Baytown. He was employed by KPMG in Dallas and a was a member of White Rock Community Church.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009 at Slay Memorial Funeral Center in Aubrey, with Rev. Colleen Darraugh officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Collinsville.

He is survived by his life partner, James Keith Lackie of Dallas; mother Elsie Primm of Dallas; and three brothers, Darrell Primm and wife Sheryl of Broomfield, Colo., John Primm and partner Toby Mauldin of Annadale, Va. and Timothy Primm of Dallas. He is also survived by one niece, one nephew and extended family, a great host of friends and co-workers.

Services are under the direction of Slay Memorial Funeral Center, Aubrey

 

 

Primm, Donald Wilson – 1997

 

Gainesville Register, July 18, 1997

Services for Rev. Donald Wilson Primm, 62, of Farmers Branch, are set for 10 am Saturday at the Huff/Slay Funeral Chapel in Pilot Point with the Rev. Jerry Hayes officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Collinsville.

                Rev. Primm died July 17, 1997, at Farmers Branch R.H.D. Memorial Hospital.

                He was born Sept. 23, 1934, in Des Moines, Iowa, to the late Frances and Florence J. Ulsh Primm. On Aug. 5, 1955, he married Elsie Baughman in Tioga. He was a retired Baptist minister and a member of the Valwood Park Baptist Church in Farmers Branch. He was chaplain for the Farmers Branch Police Department for many years and served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict.

                Survivors include his wife, Elsie of Farmers Branch; sons, Darrell Wilson Primm of Westminster, Colo., John Walter Primm of Manassas, Va., Timothy Wayne and Andrew Wesley Primm of Farmers Branch; sister, Carolyn Mathis of Denton; and two grandchildren.

                Visitation will be from 7-8 pm today at the Huff/Slay Chapel.

 

 

Quirl, Jesse F. – 1978

 

Whitesboro News-Record, June 22, 1978

Services for Jesse Franklin Quirl, 80, of Collinsville Care Home, who died Thursday, June 15, 1978 at Medical Plaza Hospital in Sherman were held Saturday, June 17 at Huff Funeral Chapel. Rev. Hugh Newsom, pastor of Miller Memorial Baptist Church in Collinsville, officiated at the services.

                Interment was at Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of Huff Funeral Home of Whitesboro. Pallbearers were Ricky Bates, Don Westbrook, Glen Goode, Barry Barnett, Harold Robertson, and Royce Huffines.

                Mr. Quirl was the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Quirl, born August 1, 1897 in Mullin.

                Surviving are his sisters, Mrs. Verna Fielder, Mrs. O.D. Teague, and mrs. J.C. Westbrook, all of Whitesboro.

 

 

Reasor, Bennie Hazen – 1970

 

Bennie Hazen Reasor passed away November 3, 1970. Funeral services were held on November 6, 1970 at 2pm. Burial was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of Vernie Keel Chapel in Gainesville.

                Mr. Reasor was born March 3, 1913 in Lee County, Virginia. On May 4, 1933, he married Jessie May Cox in Marietta, Okla.

                Survivors include his wife, Jessie May Reasor of Tioga; daughters, Mrs. Shirley Wilson of Calif.; Mrs. Peggy Moore of Gainesville; Mrs. Linda Jones and Cathy Reasor, both of Tioga; 3 sons, Dennis Reasor of Madisonville, Ky.; Duane Reasor of Tioga and Stanley Reasor of Whitesboro; 2 sisters, Ruth Reasor of Big Stone Gap, Va.; and Radious Short of Osage Beach, Mo.; a half-sister, Vada Kyser of Maryland; a half-brother Jack Reasor of Ohio; and 13 grandchildren.

 

 

Reasor, Cass A. – 1981

 

Funeral services for Cass Alexander Reasor of Collinsville Care Home were held Tuesday, June 9, at 2 pm at Vernie Keel Chapel in Gainesville. He died Sunday, June 7, at the Medical Plaza Hospital in Sherman. He was 90-years-old.

                Bro. Hugh Newsom and George Jones conducted the services.

                Burial was at Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of Vernie Keel Funeral Home, Gainesville.

                Mr. Reasor was born on October 29, 1890, in Collinsville, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Reasor. He married Lela Renfro in 1907. She preceded him in death in 1943. He married Ollie Cox in 1944. She preceded him in death in 1970. He married Jewel Farmer on May 19, 1974 at the Collinsville Care Home.

                He was a minister for 59 years and a member and pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church for 25 years.

                Survivors include: his wife, Jewel, of Collinsville; two sons, Cass W. Reasor of Pilot Point and Lewis Cox of Collinsville; three daughters, Estelle Brown of Oklahoma City, Okla., Ovva McGlasson of Hartsel, Colo., and Lucille Lynch of Farmers Branch; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

 

 

 

Reasor, Jessie (Cox) – 2004

 

Graveside services for Jessie (Cox) Reasor, 88, of Gainesville, are set for 2 pm Friday at Mt. Zion Cemetery with Pastor David Earl Brantley of Ardmore, Okla. Officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Clement-Keel Funeral Home of Gainesville.

                Mrs. Reasor died March 24, 2004, at the Whitesboro Nursing Center.

                She was born Sept. 5, 1915, in Collinsville to Abraham George Washington and Agnes (Wheeler) Cox. On May 4, 1933, she married Bennie Hazen Reasor in Marietta, Okla. She worked as a machine operator at the Linda Jo Shoe Factory from 1952 to 1976 and was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

                Survivors include her son, Duane Reasor of Gainesville; daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and John Sturm of Gainesville, Peggy Moore of Gainesville, Linda and Perry Jones of Gainesville and Kathy and Don Reichert of Lake Kiowa; 21 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

                She was preceded in death by her parents; husband on Nov. 3, 1970; sons, Jerry Baxter Reasor, Bennie Frank Reasor, Dennis Reasor, and Stanley Reasor; daughters, Virginia Lee Reasor and Wanda Jean Reasor; brothers William Robert Cox, Charles Roy Cox, Marvin Abraham Cox, Ralph Jordon Cox, Oliver Ivan Cox and Clifford Goley Cox; and sisters, Edna Frances Powers, Ola Florence Kyle, Bernice Pauline Adkins and Iva Belle Johnson.

                Visitation will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8 pm today.

 

 

Reasor, John J. - 1894

 

FROM "THE DAILY HESPERIAN" GAINESVILLE, TEXAS, TUESDAY MORNING, JUNE 12, 1894:

 

Another Murder - J.J. Reasor shot eight times by Craig Herndon

 

A cruel, bloody murder committed Sunday -- murderer at large.

 

    The tide of blood that had momentarily stopped in Cooke County broke out afresh Sunday night. Esquire J.J. Reasor was shot Sunday evening by Craig Herndon.

    This news was a stunning blow to our people. Mr. Reasor was well known and popular, living in the southeast part of the county near Collinsville. He was a good citizen, a companionable and pleasant gentleman of the old Virginia style.

    The cause of the bloody deed is hard to ascertain with any degree of certainty. As near as we can arrive at it, Herndon, who had married a stepdaughter of Mr. Reasor in Virginia, had trouble with his wife. They lived near Mr. Reasor and Herndon must have blamed him with part of the trouble. At any rate, Herndon had been gone for some time and returned Sunday Morning. He came over to Reasor's Sunday afternoon and seemed very friendly. They talked for two hours and finally Herndon drew his pistol and shot Reasor through the head from behind. He then followed him up and shot him seven times more, reloading his pistol and firing two new shells. He then went to where his wife was, at a neighbor's house. But he did not see his wife. He left immediately (before he could be) arrested. Sheriff Ware went there Sunday night and the pursuit is being vigorously pushed.

 

    The sheriff sent out the following circular:

$100.00 reward will be paid for the arrest and delivery to me in any jail in the United States of the following person:

 

A white man named Craig Herndon, about 30 years old; rather fair complexion; dark hair, tinged with gray; very high and prominent forehead; dark eyes; dark, sandy mustache, but generally has them dyed black; about 5 ft. 7 in. high, will weight 155 or 160 pounds; has a ridge down the center of one thumb nail; toes on both feet inclined to be crumped; had on when last seen a lead or dove colored suit of clothes, cut-a-way coat; straw hat; gaiter shoes; white shirt with black dots; had in his possession a 38-caliber pistol.

 

    The remains were buried Monday evening with Masonic honors. The whole county was roused and angered by the cruel murder and the man will no doubt be arrested and tried quickly.

    It is said that Mrs. Herndon's step-father sent her to this country to get away from her worthless husband, and that he followed her here and through Mr. Reasor's efforts they were reconciled.

    Herndon is said to be a worthless character and will no doubt resist arrest.

    There seems to be a determination among our people to see that murderers are punished, and if he can be brought before a Cooke County jury he will no doubt get justice. Of course our people read the newspapers, but that does not make them either prejudiced or corrupt.

    We hope our officers may be able to bring him in. There is no danger of mob law, but if he is proven guilty before a Cooke County jury he will not escape without adequate punishment.

    E.P. Hill and R.P. Blackburn returned from there about night. Mr. Hill says the funeral was very largely attended. He says Mrs. Herndon told him her husband was harsh and cruel to her and to her children.

    Mr. Hill thinks Herndon is a man somewhat of the Crews Style.

 

 

Reasor, Leland Dennis – 2003

 

Graveside services for Leland Dennis Reasor, 67, of Gainesville, are set for 10 am Thursday at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Cooke County with the Rev. Harold Watson officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Huff Funeral Home of Whitesboro.

                Mr. Reasor died Monday, March 10, 2003, at Gainesville Memorial Hospital.

                He was born Sept. 9, 1935, in Tioga to Ben H. and Jessie Mae Cox Reasor. He was a welder, Army veteran and a Baptist.

                Survivors include his sons and daughter-in-law, Rickey Lee and Tonni Reasor of Dixon, Ky., and Duane Rudd of Ratliff, Ky., daughters and sons-in-law, Valerie Lynn Gates of Gainesville, Rita Fay and Jeff May of Rockport, Ind., and Beverly Jo and Jason Jennings of Madisonville, Ky., mother Jessie Cox Reasor of Whitesboro; brother, Duane Reasor of Gainesville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Shirley and John Sturm, Peggy Moore, and Linda and Perry Jones, all of Gainesville, and Kathy and Don Reichert of Lake Kiowa; seven grandchildren; and two treat-grandchildren.

                He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John Henry and Rosa Johnson Reasor, and Abraham and Agnes Wheeler Cox; father, Ben H. Reasor; brother, Stanley Reasor; and son, Chad Allen Reasor.

                The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 9pm today for visitation.

 

 

Reasor, Mrs. Ollie – 1970

 

Mrs. Ollie A. Reasor, 65, of Tioga, died at 8 am today in the Collinsville Care Home.

                She was born Sept. 1, 1904 in Arkansas.

                Services will be conducted at 10 am Wednesday in Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of Vernie Keel Funeral Home.

                Survivors are her husband, Cass A. Reasor; two sons, Cass W. Reasor of Dallas and Lewis Cox of Collinsville; one daughter, Mrs. Adrain Lynch of Dallas; two step-daughters, Mmes. Estel Brown of Oklahoma City and Ovva McGlasson of Hartsel, Colo.; five sisters, Mmes. D.P. Reed of Dallas, bill Hunter of Euless, Bob Huffman of Whitesboro, Chester Reed of Thackerville, Okla. And Ophie Jenkins of Tioga; four brothers, Charles Roberts of Dallas, Jasper Roberts of Collinsville, Mark Roberts of Dumas and Chesley Roberts of Page, Ariz.; one half-brother, Ernest Roberts of Amarillo; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

 

 

Reasor, Stanley R. – 2000

 

Services for Stanley R. Reasor, 52, of Gainesville, are set for 2 pm Sunday at Mt. Zion Church with Dempsey Sims officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home of Gainesville.

                Mr. Reasor died Oct. 26, 2000, at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth.

                He was born June 17, 1948, in Cooke County to Ben and Jessie Cox Reasor. He was reared in Cooke County and was a self-employed carpenter all of his adult life.

                Survivors include his wife, Cecilia Reasor of Gainesville; mother, Jessie Reasor of Gainesville; sons Lloyd Reasor of Carrollton and Lonnie Reasor of Gainesville; daughter, Sheryl Reasor of Celina; step-daughter, Misty Lemons of Sheman; four grandchildren; brothers, Dennis and Duane Reasor of Gainesville; and sisters, Shirley Sturm and Peggy Moore, both of Gainesville; Linda Jones of Woodbine, and Kathy Reichert of Gainesville.

                Pallbearers are Ronnie Skaggs, Mark Edgett, Richard Wood, Charles Rawlings, Don Reichert and Wesley Booker.

                No visitation is planned.

 

 

Reed, Alonzo Hugh - 1951

 

From the Gainesville Daily Register, May 1951 - Deaths - Alonzo Hugh Reed - Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Mount Zion Baptist church for Alonzo Hugh Reed, 74, native of Cooke County, who died about 10 p.m. Monday at his home, 814 Moran.

He was a retired farmer and had lived in Gainesville for the past five years.

Rev. Lee Branch and Rev. Cass Reasor of Collinsville officiated. Burial was in Mount Zion cemetery under the direction of George J. Carroll & Sons Funeral home.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Ann Reed; three daughters, Mrs. Ed Beck, Mrs. Harold Leverett and Mrs. Arley Pond, all of Gainesville; five sons, Truman of Sanger, Bill of San Fernando, Calif., Gene and Elmer of Fort Worth and Chester of Gainesville; one brother, Clayburn of Collinsville, and two sisters, Mrs. Mollie Bell of Collinsville and Mrs. Jim Patton of Gainesville.

He was a member of the First Baptist church.

 

 

Reed, Cecil Raymond – 1990

 

Whitesboro News-Record, November 22, 1990

Graveside services for Cecil Raymond Reed, 85, of Collinsville were held at 2 pm Wednesday, November 14, at Mt. Zion Cemetery, southwest of Collinsville under the direction of Huff funeral Home. He died Wednesday, November 14, 1990 at Collinsville Care Home.

                George Henry Stephenson conducted the services.

                Mr. Reed was born June 13, 1905, at Cooke County, Texas, the son of the late Jim Reed and Lillie Harkey Reed. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Church of Christ.

                Surviving is wife Ella Reed of Whitesboro; two sons, Gene Reed of Floydada, Texas and Cecil Reed; daughter Wanda Cochran of Brownwood; brother Deward Reed of Ralls; sister Gracie Jones of Arlington; 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

Reed, Charlie C. – 1974

 

Whitesboro News-Record, February 7, 1974

Final rites were held at 2 o’clock Monday in Richards Chapel for Charlie C. Reed, 76. Marvin Lowry conducted the services and burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery with Richards Funeral Home in charge.

                A resident of Whitesboro, Mr. Reed was born June 26, 1897 in Austin, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton Reed. He was a retired employee of MK&T Railroad.

                Pallbearers were Carl McClendon, Frank Thomas, Luther Lowry, J.T. McDonnell, Bob Huffman, Dan Renfro and Jim Sledge.

                Survivors include four sons, James F. Reed of Royse City, Alfred Reed of West Columbia, S. Carolina, Gene Reed of New Orleans, La., and Ray Reed of Henrietta; one daughter, Mrs. Margaret McClain of Bowie; sixteen grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

 

 

Reed, Chester Byron – 1998

 

Thackerville, Okla. – Services for Chester Byron Reed, 83, of Thackerville, Okla., are set for 2 pm today at the Thackerville High School Auditorium with Minister Murray McMurray of Thackerville Community Church of Chirst and Bro. Johnny Reed of Koynonie Ministries of Thackerville, Okla. Burial will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Cooke County under the direction of the Clement-Keel Funeral Home.

                Mr. Reed died Thursday, Jan. 29, 1998, at Lake Country Manor in Marietta, Okla.

                He was born Jan. 22, 1915, in Cooke County to Alonzo Hugh and Mary Ann Cox Reed. On Nov. 24, 1937, he married Era Lee Roberts in Thackerville, Okla. He was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed music, playing the fiddle, and coon hunting. He served on the Thackerville School Board for one term and was well-known throughout Southern Oklahoma and Northern Texas for his prized watermelons.

                Survivors include his wife, Era Lee Reed; daughters and sons-in-law, Virginia Krestzshmart and Elgie Bratcher, Linda Reed, Judy and Jordan Tabler, and Sherry and Charlie Milam, all of Thackerville, Okla.; sons and daughters-in-law, Gilbert and Roxanne Reed, and Lonnie Reed, all of Gainesville, Byron and Lana Reed, Gary and Sue Reed, Randall and May Sue Reed, Steven and Janeth Reed, Anthony and Karen Reed, Timothy and Linda Reed, all of Thackerville, Okla.; foster son, grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Johnny and Tina Reed of Thackerville, Okla.; brothers, Bill Reed of Woodbine, Truman Reed of Justin and Eugene Reed of Irving; sister, Rena Pond of Irving; 33 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

                He was preceded in death by his parents: brothers, Elmer Reed and Earl Reed; sisters, Trennie Beck, Effie Leverett, Gladys Reed and Verna Reed.

                Sons will be pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are his daughters.

 

 

Reed, Era Lee – 2005

 

Thackerville, Okla. – Services for Era Lee (Roberts) Reed, 86, of Thackerville, Okla., are set for 10 am Saturday at the Clement-Keel Funeral Home Chapel of Gainesville with rev. Cary Jones of First Baptist Church in Thackerville, Okla., Murray McMurray of Thackervill Community Church of Christ in Thackerville, Okla. And Pastor Johnny Reed of Thackerville Church in Thackerville, Okla., officiating.

                Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Cooke County under the direction of the Clement-Keel Funeral Home of Gainesville.

                Mrs. Reed died June 15, 2005, at Lake Country Manor in Marietta, Okla.

                She was born Dec. 12, 1918, in Collinsville to William and Janetia (Ridinger) Roberts. On Nov. 24, 1937, she married Chester Byron Reed in Thackerville, Okla. She was a member of the Thackerville First Baptist Church, life-time member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Gainesville. She wrote a newspaper column for the Marietta (Okla.) Monitor and also the Gainesville Daily Register back in the 1970s. She served on the Thackerville (Okla.) School Board more than 10 years and worked on the Thackerville (Okla.) Precinct Election board more than 25 years.

                Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Gilbert and Roxanne Reed of Kingston, Okla., Lonnie Reed of Thackerville, Okla., Byron and Lana Reed of Thackerville, Okla., Gary and Patty Reed of Thackerville, Okla., Steven and Janeth Reed of Thackerville, Okla., Anthony and Karen Reed of Thackerville, Okla., Timothy and Linda Reed of Thackerville, Okla., and Mary Sue Reed of Thackerville, Okla.; daughters and son-in-law, Judy Tabler of Thackerville, Okla., and Sherry and Charlie Milam of Thackerville, Okla.; 39 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Lois Hunter of Whitesboro and Gladys Huffman of Whitesboro.

                She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Chester Reed in 1998; son, Randall Reed in 1998; and daughters, Linda Reed in 2001 and Virginia Kretzschmar in 2005.

                Pallbearers are sons. Visitation will be at the Clement-Keel Funeral Home from 7 to 8 pm today.

                Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society Memorial-Honor Program, Cooke County Unit; P.O. Box 1217; Gainesville, Tx. 76240, or a charity of choice.

 

 

Reed, Jimmy Charles - 2011

Funeral services for Jimmy Charles Reed, 77, of Tioga are set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at the Sanger Church of Christ with John Payne officiating.
Burial will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Collinsville.

Mr. Reed passed away on Friday, April 1, 2011 at North Texas Medical Center in Gainesville. He was born on September 3, 1933 in Era to Charles Truman and Nova Lee (Bearden) Reed. He married Ruby Jones on February 16, 1954 in Justin. He was a self-employed painting contractor, and was a member of the Sanger Church of Christ. He served in the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Reed is survived by his wife, Ruby Reed of Tioga; sons, Dwayne Reed of Dallas, Kevin Reed and wife Jean of Valley View, daughters, Kimberly Conner of Savannah, and Suzanne Bain and husband Robert of Prosper; sister, Janice Delashmit and husband Walter of Justin; brothers, Mickey Reed and wife Vondal of Weatherford, Truman Reed of Santa Fe, and Dennis Reed of Abilene; eight grandchildren including Michael Charles Conner, Christopher William Conner, Larry Matthew Conner, Christopher Walter Long, Aleasha Nicole Reed, Justin Charles Reed, David Dwayne Reed and James William Reed; and 13 great-grandchildren.

The family will be at the Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home, 705 N. Locust, Denton for visitation this evening, April 4, 2011, from 5-7 p.m.

Online condolences may be left at www.mulkeymasondenton.com.

 

 

Reed, Kenneth Eugene – 1999

 

Gainesville Register, Sept. 16, 1999

Services for Kenneth Eugene “Gene” Reed of Irving are set for 11 am Friday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Cooke County. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of the Jeter & Son Funeral Home of Dallas.

                Mr. Reed died Sept. 13 in the V.A. Hospital.

                He was born in Pilot Point and was a retired truck driver. He served in the United States Army and fought in the Battle of the Bulge.

                Survivors include his son, Victor Reed; daughter, Sally Reed; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Wilmur “Bill” Reed of Gainesville; and sister, Rena Frances Pond of Irving.

                He was preceded in death by his brother, Charles Truman Reed.

 

 

Reed, Mary Ann - 1967

 

From the Gainesville Daily Register - Tues., Aug. 22, 1967 - Deaths - Former Resident, Mary Reed, Dies - Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ann Reed, a former Gainesville resident, have been set for 2 p.m. Friday at the Mount Zion Baptist Church.

The Rev. Aubrey Thedford will officiate, with burial in Mount Zion Cemetery, under the direction of Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.

Mrs. Reed, 86, died Monday night at her home in Irving. She was born Sept. 28, 1881 in Cooke County.

She was the widow of the late Alonzo H. Reed, who died in 1951. Mrs. Reed had lived in the Fort Worth - Arlington area since 1939.

Survivors include five sons, E.H. and W.A. Reed of Forth Worth, Chester Reed of Thackerville, Truman Reed of Justin and K.E. Reed of Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. Arley Pond of Irving, Mrs. Trinnie Beck and Mrs. Harold Leverett of Gainesville; one brother, Alex Cox of Collinsville and two sisters, Mrs. Edgar Walker of Collinsville and Mrs. Nola Ewing of Wichita Falls.

She is also survived by 46 grandchildren, a number of great-granchildren and four great-great- grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

 

Reed, Wilmer “Bill” – 2000

 

Gainesville Register Nov. 4, 2000

Services for Wilmer “Bill” Reed, 82, of Woodbine are set for 10 am Monday at Clement-Keel Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Tony Norman, minister of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Cooke County under the direction of the Clement-Keel Funeral Home of Gainesville.

                Mr. Reed died Friday, Nov. 3, 2000, at his residence.

                He was born May 3, 1917, in Gainesville to Alonzo and Mary Cox Reed. On Jan. 2, 1943, he married Irene Miller in LaCrosse, Wis. He was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church. He retired after more than 20 years with Safeway Grocery Co. A veteran of World War II, he served in the United States Army.

                Survivors include his wife, Irene Reed of Woodbine and sister, Rena Pond of Irving.

                He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, and three sisters. Pallbearers are members of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

                No visitation is planned.

 

 

Reed, Zelna Irene – 2010

 

Gainesville Daily Register, February 28, 2010

Funeral services for Zelna Reed, 92, of Gainesville are set for 11 am Monday March 1, 2010 at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Cooke County with Rev. Duke Dowling of Southside Baptist Church of Gainesville and Rev. Tony Norman, Baptist minister assistant officiating.

                Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Cooke County. Services are under the direction of Clement Keel Funeral Home.

                Zelna Reed died Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 at Denton Regional Hospital in Denton.

                Visitation is set for Monday, March 1, 2010 from 10 to 11 am before funeral services.

Reedy, Mrs Alice Amanda – 1954

 

Collinsville – Funeral was held Friday at 3 pm in the Methodist Church in Collinsville for Mrs. Alice Amanda Reedy, 73, a native of Collinsville who died at her home there Thursday at 7:30 pm after an illness of one year.

                Rev. R.L. Cates of Deport, former pastor; Rev. J. Aston Pollard, pastor;, and Rev. C.W. Bishop, Baptist minister, officiated. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery, directed by Richards-Beck Funeral Home of Whitesboro.

                Mrs. Reedy was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Homer Reece. She was the wife of the late R.E. Reedy.

                Survivors are six sons, O.E. Hall of Wichita Falls, O.P. Hall of Whitesboro, Dolphus reedy of Collinsville, Buster Reedy of Bowie, R.E. Reedy of Whitesboro and Glen Reedy of Fort Worth; one step-son, Homer Reedy of Gainesville; three daughters, Mrs. Birtie Jarmon of Collinsville, Mrs. Card Bass of Fort Worth and Mrs. Bill Castle of Pilot Point; four sisters, Mrs. Lou Dove of Collinsville, Mrs. Altha Ware of Gainesville, Mrs. Beckie Sharp and Mrs. Cora Patterson of Oklahoma, and a brother, At Reece of Gainesville.

 

 

 

Reedy, Dolphus – 1983

 

Whitesboro News-Record, September 22, 1983

Funeral services for Dolphus Edward Reedy, 69, of Fort Worth were held at 2 pm Sept. 16 at Huff Chapel in Whitesboro. He died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 1983 at his Fort Worth residence.

                Bro. Harold Watson of the First Baptist Church of Whitesboro conducted the services.

                Burial was at Mt. Zion Cemetery, west of Collinsville, under the direction of Huff Funeral Home.

                Mr. Reedy was born Nov. 14, 1913, in Cooke County, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rich Elliot Reedy.

                He was a construction worker/carpenter and a member of the Baptist Church. He was a veteran of World War II.

                Survivors include his wife, Frances Reedy of Halton City; two sons, Frankie Ray Reedy and Billy Wayne Reedy of Sherman; two daughters, Pearl Shwadlenak of Gainesville and Peggy Williams of Irving; five brothers, R.F. Reedy and Buster Reedy of Whitesboro, Homer Reedy of Gainesville, Glenn Reedy of Fort Worth, and Pete Hall of Nocona; three sisters, Clemie Castell of Cannon, Alfa Lou Bass of Hurst, and Birtie Sinclair of Whitesboro; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

                Pallbearers were Dennis Bass, John Hunt, Rickey reedy, Bobby Decker, B.B. Reedy, Jr., and Charles Bridges.

 

 

Richard, Joseph Eric – 1947

 

Joseph Eric Richard, 27-year-old World War II veteran, died Friday night at ten o’clock in Wilson N. Jones hospital, from burns received five hours earlier when a gas explosion in his apartment did heavy damage. An oil field worker, Richard had returned from work in a field west of Collinsville. When he struck a match to light a gas burner to heat water for shaving, the explosion from accumulated gas occurred in the family’s apartment in the Mrs. J.H. Harbison ten-room two-story brick house.

                Mrs. George Light, who with her husband occupies an upstairs apartment and was in a downstairs room adjoining the Richard apartment at the time of the explosion, received minor burns. She made her way to safety by knocking out a window pane and crawling through. She was given first aid and is at home recovering.

                Mr. and Mrs. Richard and their little daughter Zandra Kay moved into the Harbison apartment three weeks ago. Mrs. Richard and the baby were visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.F. Kyle, four miles west of Collinsville, at the time of the accident.

                The oil and grease spotted work clothes worn by Mr. Richard stimulated the flames about his body.

                Funeral services were conducted Tuesday morning at ten o’clock at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church with interment in that cemetery under direction of Richards-Beck Funeral Home.

                Military services were conducted at the grave by the Collinsville American Legion Post.

                Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Geraldine Kyle, a little daughter Zandra Kay Richard, his parents Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Richard of Le Compte, La.; three brothers, John E. James Lee and Paul Kenneth, all of Le Compte; and seven sisters, Mrs. Frank Roberts, Mrs. Charles Hare, Misses Martha Merle, Iris, Ivy Nell, Margaret and nina Richard all of Le Compte.

 

 

Roberts, Alice Marie – 2009

 

Funeral services for Alice Marie Roberts, 68, will be held at 10 am on Monday, Nov. 16, 2009 at the Meador Funeral Home Chapel in Whitesboro with Hollis Parsons officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery near Collinsville. Visitation will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009 at the funeral home.

                Alice passed away on Friday, Nov. 13, 2009 at Texoma Medical Center in Denison.

                She was born on Jan. 31, 1941 in Overton, Oklahoma. Alive married Jasper Louis Roberts on Feb. 23, 1957 in Gainesville. She was a charter member of the Eastside Church of the Nazarene in Gainesville.

                Survivors include 5 children, Tony Roberts of Gainesville, Mitchell Scott Roberts and wife Tammy of Benton, Arkansas, Carla Noble and husband, Ronnie of Saint Jo, Jill Trahan of Collinsville, and Amy Woods and husband Virgil of Collinsville, 2 brothers, Randy Wooten of Sherman, and Bill Wooten of Callisburg; 7 sisters, Betty Roberts of Sherman, Joyce Hood of Tioga, Peggy Shaw of Gainesville, Shirley Arrington of Callisburg, Glenda Hurd of Gainesville, Patsy Wright of Whitesboro, and Vickie Tischler of Whitesboro; 20 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

                She was preceded in death by her husband, Jasper Roberts; a son, Doug Roberts; her parents, Ralph and Ora Wooten; and a brother, Bobby Wooten.

 

 

Roberts, Annabelle Cox – 1965

 

Services for Mrs. Annabelle Roberts, 62, were held at 2 pm Sunday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church near Collinsville with the Revs. Henry Mozingo and J.I. Clinton officiating. Geo. J. Carroll & Son directed interment in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

                Mrs. Roberts of 1509 E. Belcher St. died Friday afternoon in the local hospital. She was born Dec. 3, 1903 in Collinsville and was the wife of L.W. Roberts.

                Survivors include her husband; five daughters, Mrs. Leroy Conaway of Callisburg, Mrs. Jay Norman of Sherman, Mrs. Lee Rhoades, Gainesville, Mrs. Billy Lemons of Gainesville, and Mrs. Jim D. Wiley of Stockdale; four sons, Wendel of Sherman, Marion of Lufkin, Eugene of Gainesville and Robert of Paris; three sisters, Mrs. Lou Mordah and Mrs. Charlsie Kunkle, both of Dallas, and Mrs. Pearl Roberts of Amarillo; five brothers, Abe Cox and Eaf Cox, both of Gainesville, Marion Cox, Pat Cox and Ray Cox, all of Collinsville; 21 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

 

 

Roberts, Bertie May – 2010

 

Funeral services for Bertie May “Nanny” (Cox) Roberts, 92, of Collinsville will be held at 10 am Monday, Sept. 27, 2010 at First Baptist Church in Collinsville with Rev. Jerry Davis Officiating.

                Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Collinsville. Services are under the direction of Meador Funeral Home in Whitesboro.

                She died on Sept. 24, 2010 at her home in Collinsville.

                Mrs. Roberts was born on Dec. 5, 1917 in Cooke County.

                She is survived by her daughter, Louise Mills of Collinsville; sons, John Roberts of Sherman, Charles Roberts of Collinsville and Gene Roberts of Collinsville; 24 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren and 32 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Clyde Cox of Collinsville and sisters, Gracie Ridinger of Lewisville and Edna Belle Tyler of Gainesville.

 

 

Roberts, Bess – 2005

 

Riverside, Calif. – Graveside services for Bess Roberts, 85, of Riverside, Calif., formerly of Gainesville, are set for 2 pm today at the Mt. Zion Cemetery with the Rev. Bennie Slack officiating under the direction of Clement-Keel Funeral Home of Gainesville.

                Ms. Roberts died Monday, Jan. 31, 2005, at Inland Empire Home Care in Riverside, Calif.

                She was born on Nov. 20, 1919, in Comanche, Okla., to Ridden T. and Grace (Hubbard) Gray. She married William Chesley Roberts on March 30, 1967, in Paige, Okla. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and retired from Lee Elementary School in 1983 where she had taught for many years. She also taught in California and Arizona.

                Survivors include her daughters and son-in-law, JoAnn Garner of Denver, Colo., and Jackie and Pat Pickering of Anaheim, Calif.; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Maleksh Roberts of Washington D.C.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three nephews; and one niece.

                She was preceded in death by her parents; husband William Roberts in 1989; sister, Adelia Cooper; and brothers, Thadeum Gray and Robert Gray.

 

 

Roberts, Charles David Jr. – 2008

 

Funeral Services for Charles David Roberts, Jr., 39, will be held at 10 am Thursday, Sept 25, 2008 at Meador Funeral Home Chapel in Whitesboro with Rev. Allen Phillips officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery near Collinsville. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 pm Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008 at the funeral home.

                He passed away Monday, Sept. 22, 2008 at The Homestead in Collinsville.

                Chuck was born Sept. 18, 1969 in Gainesville to Charles D. Sr. and Debbie (Harper) Roberts. He was a loving son, father and brother.

                Survivors include his parents, Charles and Debbie Roberts of Collinsville, two daughters, Martha Roberts and Sidney Roberts of Collinsville, a brother, Randy Roberts of Collinsville, two sisters, Kaylen Johnson and Husband Thunder of Collinsville and Kurlyn Lively and husband Michael of Sherman, grandmothers, Curlen Smithers of Carthage and Bertie Roberts of Collinsville, Grandfather, Marion Harper and wife Charlene of Arlington, three nephews, Parrish and Christian Roberts of Collinsville and Bryce Johnson of Collinsville, and a niece, Kyra Lively of Sherman.

                Pallbearers are Brad Kerr, Kenyon Kemp, Jim Woods, James Reed, Darrin Roberts and Michael Morgan.

 

 

Roberts, Douglas Mark – 2003

 

Herald Democrat, January 10, 2003

Gainesville – Douglas Mark Roberts, 42 year-old carpenter/cabinet maker, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2003, at his home in Gainesville

                Services will be at 10 am Saturday, Jan. 11 at Huff Funeral Chapel in Whitesboro. Officiating will be the Rev. Herman Plott and Rev. Hollis Parsons. Burial will follow at Mount Zion Cemetery in Cooke County.

                Mr. Roberts was born on Aug. 10, 1960, in Denton, Texas, son of Jasper Roberts and Alice Huckaby.

                He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene.

                Pallbearers will be Maynard Roberts, Dusty Tingley, Butch Hurd, Billy Wooten, Randy Wooten, and Bobby Arrington.

                Surviving are two sons, John Kevin Roberts of Gainesville and Chance Roberts of Southmayd; stepson, Nick Moster of Gainesville; three daughters, Tessa Thurman and her husband, Scott of Woodbine, Texas, Meghan Roberts of Gainesville and Chaney Roberts of Southmayd, Texas; one stepdaughter, Sarah Rohrer of Gainesville; parents, Jasper and Alice Roberts of Gainesville; two brothers, Tony Roberts of Whitesboro, Scott Roberts and wife, Tammy of Jacksonville, Texas; three sisters, Carla Noble and Husband, Ronnie of Saint Jo and Amy Woods and husband, Virgil of Gainesville.

                The family will be at Huff Funeral Home from 7 to 8 pm Friday, Jan. 10, 2003.

 

 

Roberts, Glenn Edward – 1938

 

Funeral services were held Saturday at 2:30 at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church for Glenn Edward Roberts, the thirteen-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Roberts, who died Friday at 1:30 at the home of his grandmother, Mrs. W.C. Roberts of diphtheria. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Charlie Cox, Baptist minister. Interment was in the Mt. Zion cemetery.

                Glenn Edward is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Roberts. He is survived by his parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Cox and Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Roberts.

Roberts, Jasper “Tommy” – 2008

 

Herald Democrat, January 4, 2008

Gainesville – Funeral service for Jasper “Tommy” Roberts, 72, will be held Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008, 10 am at Southside Baptist Church in Gainesville. He passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008 at Denton Regional Hospital.

                Rev. Hollis Parsons of Tabernacle Baptist Church, Gainesville, will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery Cooke County Texas.

                Clement-Keel Funeral Home of Gainesville, Texas is in charge of arrangements.

                Family visitation will be Friday night 7-8 pm. At Clement-Keel Funeral Home.

                Survivors are his wife, Alice Roberts of Gainesville; sons, Tony Roberts of Whitesboro, Scott Roberts of Alexander, Ark.; daughters, Carla Noble of St. Jo, Jill Trahan and Amy Woods, both of Collinsville; brothers, Bill Roberts of Southmayd, Mackie Roberts and Butch Roberts of Denison; sisters, Sue Baker and Joyce Spencer both of Denison; 20 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

 

 

Roberts, Jasper Edwin – 1994

 

Collinsville – Services for Jasper Edwin Roberts, 80, of Collinsville, are scheduled for 10 am Monday at Huff Chapel in Whitesboro. Conducting minister will be the Rev. Joe Worley. Interment, under the direction of Huff Funeral Home, will be at the Mt. Zion Cemetery west of Collinsville.

                Mr. Roberts died Friday at Medical Plaza Hospital in Sherman.

                Born April 5, 1913, in Collinsville to William Chelsey and Nettie Ridinger Roberts, he married Bertie May Cox on March 28, 1936, in Gainesville.

                A professional truck driver, Mr. Roberts sponsored Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch in Amarillo. He was affiliated with the First Baptist Church in Collinsville.

                He is survived by his wife, sons Raymond Roberts and Charles Roberts and daughter Louise Mills, all of Collinsville; sons Gene Roberts of Pottsboro, John Roberts of Whitesboro and Bobby Joe of Oregon; sisters Irene Reed of Greenville, Gladys Huffman and Lois Hunter, both of Whitesboro, Era Lee Reed of Thackerville, Okla.; 28 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

                Pallbearers will be his grandsons.

                Visitation is scheduled for 7 to 8 tonight at Huff Funeral Home in Whitesboro.

 

 

Roberts, Lawrence Warden – 1988

 

Funeral services for Lawrence Warden Roberts, 90, of Rt. 1, Callisburg, will be held Sunday at 3:30 pm at Vernie Keel Funeral Chapel with Rev. Gale Baucum, Violott Baptist Church, and Rev. Rusty Waller, Burns City Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Vernie Keel Funeral Home.

                Mr. Roberts died Friday morning in Gainesville Memorial Hospital.

                He was born Oct. 27, 1898, in Boone County, Ark., the son of Thomas Jasper and Leona Hodges Roberts. His wife, Anna Belle Cox, preceded him in death. Mr. Roberts was a retired farmer and had worked for the City of Gainesville and the Grand Avenue Baptist Church. He was a lifetime resident of the area.

                Survivors include four sons and daughters-in-law, Windell Roberts of Arlington, Marion and Jan Roberts of Austin, Eugene and Cindy Roberts of Whitesboro, R.L. and Geneva Roberts of Callisburg; five daughters and sons-in-law, Lenora Conaway of Dexter, Rachelle and Jay Norman of Sanger, Virginia and Ken Moore of Seguin, Patsy and Lee Rhoades of Gainesville, and Robby and B. C. Lemons of Burns City.

                Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

 

 

Roberts, Lula Francis – 2000

 

Denison – Services for Lula Francis Roberts, 86, of Denison, are set for 10 am Saturday at Johnson-Moore Chapel with the Rev. Doug Grissom officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of the Johnson-Moore Funeral Home of Denison.

                Mrs. Roberts died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, at the Homestead of Denison.

                She was born Jan. 19, 1914, in Collinsville to Alex John and Bertha Alfred Williams Cox. She attended public schools in Collinsville. On Sept. 14, 1932, she married Carl Franklin Roberts in Durant, Okla. She was a long-time fry cook at Twin City Drive-in. She was a member of Twin City Baptist Church.

                Survivors include her sons, William David “Bill” Roberts Jr. of Sherman, Jasper Louis “Tommy” Roberts of Gainesville, Leonard Franklin “Mickey” Roberts of Denison, and Maynard Lee “Butch” Roberts of Denison; daughters, Sue Baker of Denison and Joyce Spencer of Denison; brothers, Ed Cox of Collinsville, G.C. Cox of Gainesville and Clyde Cox of Collinsville; sisters, Bertie Mae Roberts of Collinsville, Gracie Ridinger of Lewisville and Edna Tyler of Gainesville; 29 grandchildren; 61 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

                She was preceded in death by her husband on July 18, 1973; son, Omas Troy “Bud” Roberts in October of 1995; and several brothers.

                Pallbearers are grandsons, Michael Spencer, Woody Spencer, Scott Roberts, Tony Roberts, Stanley Roberts and Maynard Roberts.

                Visitation is at the funeral home from 6 to 7 pm today.

 

 

Roberts, Mrs. Nettie – 1968

 

Collinsville – Services for Mrs. Nettie Roberts, 85, who died Friday in a Collinsville rest home where she had lived the past three years, will be at 11 am Monday from Miller Memorial Baptist Church.

                Rev Hugh Newsom, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery under direction of Richards Funeral Home of Whiteboro.

                A native of Harrison, Ark., she was born Nov. 23, 1882, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Ridinger. She was married to William Chesley Roberts in 1899. Mr. Roberts died in 1941.

                Survivors include four sons, Mark Roberts of Dumas, Chesley Roberts of Page, Ariz., Jasper Roberts of Collinsville and Charles Roberts of Dallas. Two step-sons, Arthur Roberts of Whitesboro and Ernest Roberts of Amarillo; six daughters, Mrs. V.Z. Jenkins and Mrs. C.A. Reasor, both of Tioga, Mrs. D.P. Reed of Dallas, Mrs. Chester Reed of Thackerville, Okla., Mrs. Bob Huffman of Whitesboro and Mrs. Bill Hunter of Euless; two brothers, William Ridinger and Bert Ridinger, both of Harrison; two sisters, Mrs. L.L. Taylor and Mrs. Orrel Reish, both of Harrison; and 37 grandchildren, 64 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

                The family will be at the funeral home at 8:30 pm Sunday.

 

 

Roberts, Omas Troy – 1995

 

Burns City – Services for Bud Roberts, 50, of Burns City, will be 10 am Saturday at Southside Baptist Church with the Rev. Hollis Parsons, pastor of Eastside Church of the Nazarene, and the Rev. Marvin Lancaster, pastor of Southside Baptist, officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of the Clement-Keel Funeral Home of Gainesville.

                Mr. Roberts died Thursday, Oct. 19, 1995, at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas.

                He was born June 27, 1945, in Sherman to Carl and Lula (Williams) Roberts. On Sept. 3, 1966, he married Rosemarie K. Jett in Denison. He worked in road construction as a truck driver. He served in the United States Navy and was a member of Eastside Church of the Nazarene.

                Survivors include his wife, Rosemarie Roberts; mother, Lula Roberts of Denison; son Omas Roberts Jr. of Lemoore, Calif.; daughters -

 

 

Roberts, Raymond Carl – 1998

 

Collinsville – Services for Raymond Carl Roberts, 60, of Collinsville, are set for 10 am Wednesday at the Huff Funeral Home of Whitesboro with Bro. James Poteet officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery, southwest of Collinsville, under the direction of the Huff Funeral Home.

                Mr. Roberts died Sunday, Aug. 2, 1998 at his residence.

                He was born July 25, 1938, in Collinsville to Bertie (Cox) and Jasper Edwin Roberts. He was a former employee of Clark’s Outpost Bar-B-Q in Tioga and a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Family of God Church.

                Survivors include his sons, Richard Roberts of Gainesville, Clifford Roberts of Alaska, Dennis Roberts of Tioga, Tracey Roberts of Gainesville, Brian Roberts of Garden Grove, Calif., Darrin Roberts of Collinsville, and Christopher Johnson of Callisburg; daughter, Rhonda Magallon of Gainesville; mother Bertie Roberts of Collinsville; brothers, John Roberts of Whitesboro, Charles Roberts of Collinsville, Gene Roberts of Pottsboro, and Bobby Joe Roberts of Las Vegas, Nev.; sister, Louise Mills of Collinsville; and nine grandchildren.

                He was preceded in death by his father, Jasper Edwin Roberts.

                The family will be at the Huff Funeral Home of Whitesboro from 7 to 8 pm Tuesday.

                Pallbearers are Marvin Adams, Amos Penn, Tracey Roberts, Dennis Roberts, Charles Child and Wayne McCorkle. Honorary pallbearers are Gene Roberts and John Roberts.

 

 

Roberts, W.C. – 1941

 

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday July 9th at 4 pm at the Mt. Zion Church for W.C. Roberts, 80, who died at 4 pm at his home in Collinsville Tuesday, after a long illness. Rev. Miller of Sanger, officiated. Burial was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.

                Flower girls were Jetta Roberts, Mrs. Margaret Grey, Mrs. Mattie Colleen Roberts, Joan Roberts, Eula Mae Baughman and Mrs. Ione Anderson.

                Pallbearers were Estes Baughman, Festus Baughman, Arthur Baughman, Amon Roberts, Vernon Ridinger, and Don McKnight.

                Mr. Roberts was born in Boone County, Ark. July 4, 1861. His first wife was Miss Margaret S. Miller who preceded him in death in 1898. he then married Miss Nettie Ridinger, who survives him. He has lived in this community a number of years. He was a retired farmer and member of the Baptist church.

                He is survived by his wife, and seven sons, Arthur Roberts of Whitesboro, Earnest Roberts of Tioga, W.C. and Vernie Roberts of Amarillo, J.E. Roberts of Collinsville, C.D. Roberts of Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, and W.H. Roberts of Mayersville, and six daughters, Mrs. Otha Jenkins and Mrs. Chester Reed of Collinsville, Mrs. Arlie Cox of Tioga, and Misses Irene, Gladys and Lois Roberts of Dallas.

 

 

 

 

 

Roberts, William Chesley – 1989

 

Services for William Chesley Roberts, 81, of 1102 Magnolia St. Gainesville, will be Wednesday at 2 pm in the Vernie Keel Chapel with the Rev. F.E. Baughman, Rolling Hills Baptist church, Lancaster, officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

                Mr. Roberts died Sunday in his residence.

                He was born March 22, 1908, in Collinsville to William C. and Nettie Ridinger Roberts. He married Bess Gray on March 30, 1967. He was employed at the Page, Ariz., school district before his retirement. Mr. Roberts was a Baptist.

                Surviving are his wife, Bess Roberts of Gainesville; son, Mark S. Roberts of Washington, D.C.; daughter Joanne garner of Denver, Colo.; brother, Jasper Roberts of Collinsville; sisters, Irene Reed of Dallas, Era Lee Reed of Thackerville, Okla., Gladys Huffman and Lois Hunter of Whitesboro; eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, William Chesley Roberts III, in June, 1988.

                Pallbearers are Wendell Jenkins, Lewis Cox, James Roberts, Billy Roberts, Johnny Reed, Mike Hunter, David Reed and Gene Roberts.

                Visitation will be tonight from 7-8 at the funeral home.

 

 

Roberts, William David – 2009

 

Services for William David Roberts, Jr., 44, will be held at 10 am Monday, January 5, 2009 at Meador Funeral Home Chapel in Whitesboro with Reverend Doug Grissom officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Zion South Cemetery in Collinsville. The visitation will be held from 6 to 8 pm on Sunday, January 4, 2009 at the funeral home.

                Mr. Roberts passed away on Thursday, January 1, 2009 in Sherman.

                Dave was born on February 14, 1964 in Sherman, Texas, to William David and Betty (Huckabey) Roberts. He was employed by Cardinal Glass in Durant, Oklahoma, as a production technician. Dave had a passion for reading. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1983 to 1987.

                Survivors include father, Bill Roberts of Southmayd; mother, Betty Roberts of Sherman; two sisters, Tammy Roberts of Sherman and Lisa Hill of Southmayd; a brother, Leonard Roberts of Carrollton; 4 nieces, Taylor Hill, Haley Roberts, Sara Rocha and Cassidy Rocha; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

 

 

Russell, Jimmy – 1998

 

Whitesboro – Funeral services for Jimmy Russell, 51, of Collinsville are set for 10 am Tuesday at Huff Funeral Chapel in Whitesboro with the Rev. Charles Hite officiating. The interment will be at Mount Zion Cemetery under the direction of the Huff Funeral Home in Whitesboro.

                Mr. Russell died Saturday, May 9, 1998, at the Coleman Medical Center of a sudden illness.

                He was born Aug. 14, 1946. On Aug. 2, 1968, he married Frances Tatum in era. He was a machinist for Raythron and his church affiliation was Baptist.

                Survivors include his wife, Frances Russell of Collinsville; son, Scott Russell of Denton; daughter, Robin Brinlee of Clarksburg; mother, Thelma Russell of Gainesville; brothers, Jerry Russell of Gainesville, and Johnny Russell of Leonard; sister, Patsy Mauldin of Gainesville; and 3 grandchildren.

                Family visitation will be from 7 to 8 tonight at the Huff Funeral Home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Russell, Johnny Earl – 2011

 

Johnny Edgar Russell, age 67, went home to be with his Lord on Monday, Feb 14, 2011 at his home in Leonard.

                He was born on Feb. 20, 1943 in Woodbine to Robert Lemuel and Thelma Jane (Walker) Russell. He was a high school graduate from Callisburg High School. He married Rose Marie Thetford on Sept. 6, 1963 in Gainesville. He was in the lumber business all of his life, starting out at Foxworth-Galbraith in Whitesboro. He was promoted to manager over the Foxworth-Galbraith yards in Bonham, Commerce and Greenville, later owning his own lumberyard in Leonard, and finally retiring from Foxworth-Galbraith in Rowlett in 2005. After retiring, he enjoyed driving the school bus for Leonard ISD. He enjoyed being an active part of his grandchildren’s activities and upbringing. He was a loving husband, father, and granddad.

                He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Jimmy Russell of Collinsville. He is survived by his wife, Rose Russell of Leonard; daughters, Joyce Buchanan and husband Mark of Leonard, Gayla Brummett of Whitewright, and Jeff Shane Holm of Leonard; grandchildren, Lauren Buchanan, Jack Buchanan, Jordan Brummett, Sydney Brummett, and Molly Brummett; brother, Jerry Russell and wife Yevonne of Gainesville; sister, Patsy Mauldin and husband Leon of Gainesville; sister-in-law, Frances Russell of Collinsville; and many nephews, nieces and cousins; and neighbors and friends.

                A memorial service will be held at 2 pm Saturday, Feb. 19 in Leonard at the First Baptist Church with visitation afterwards. A memorial service will also be held at 2 pm Sunday, Feb. 20 in Collinsville at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church.

                He chose to donate his body to UT Southwestern Medical Center. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to FBC Leonard, P.O., Box 1146, Leonard, Texas 75452, or Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, c/o Grady Cox, 419 Walnut Street, Collinsville, Texas 76233. Arrangements are under the direction of the First Baptist Church in Leonard. (published in the Herald Democrat on February 17, 2011)

 

 

Russell, Robert L. – 1984

 

Whitesboro News-Record, October 18, 1984

Funeral services for Robert Lemuel Russell, 74, of Route 3, Gainesville, were held Sunday, Oct. 14 at 2 pm at Huff Funeral Chapel. He died Oct. 12, 1984 at Collinsville Care Home.

                The Rev. Charles Hite and the Rev. M.K. Cox conducted the services.

                Burial was at Mt. Zion South in Cooke County, under the direction of Huff Funeral Home.

                Mr. Russell was born July 29, 1910, the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Russell.

                He married Thelma Walker on Nov. 14, 1924, in Marietta, Okla.

                He was 74 at the time of his death. He was an employee of the Carpenter State School and a member of the Baptist Church.

                Survivors include; his wife, Thelma Russell of Route 3, Gainesville; three sons, Jimmy Russell of Collinsville, Jerry Russell of Whitesboro, and Johnny Russell of Leonard; a daughter, Patsy Mauldin of Gainesville; a brother, Raymond Russell of Collinsville; a sister Minnie Johnson of Collinsville; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

                Pallbearers were Wayne Russell, Tim Russell, Russell Johnson, Glenn Russell, Alvie Walker, Danny Bishop, and Gene Mauldin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scott, Margaret Kyle – 2001

 

Gainesville Register, Jan 19, 2001

Services for Margaret “Gerry” Kyle Scott, 74, of Gainesville, are set for 2 pm Monday at Clement-Keel Funeral Home chapel in Gainesville. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Cooke County under the direction of the Clement-Keel Funeral Home of Gainesville.

                Mrs. Scott died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, at her residence.

                She was born March 1, 1926, in the Mount Zion Community to Hughlen and Ola Cox Kyle. On Oct. 26, 1985, she married J. Norris Scott in Gainesville. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Gainesville and a retired bookkeeper for Kroger’s, where she worked for more than 20 years.

                Survivors include her daughter, Zandra Clark of Richardson, Step-sons, David Scott of Valley View and Paul Scott of Denton; step-daughter, Dana Johnson of Arlington; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and brothers, Loyd Wells of Gainesville and Wayne Kyle of Lake Kiowa.

                She was preceded in death by her husband J. Norris Scott on March 17, 1993; brother Larry A. Kyle; and parents.

                Pallbearers are Billy Cox, Terry Adkins, Scott Johnson, Earl Charles Woody, Dennis Reasor and Grady Cox.

                Honorary pallbearers are Wade Cox and Harold McNairn.

                The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4 to 5 pm Sunday.

 

 

Sinclair, William Lloyd – 1997

 

Tioga – Services for W.L. “Mutt” Sinclair, 74, of Tioga, are set for 2 pm Saturday at Huff Funeral Chapel in Whitesboro with Bro. Tony Norman of Greenwood officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of the Huff Funeral Home of Whitesboro.

                Mr. Sinclair died Wednesday, May 7, 1997, at Wilson N. Jones Regional Health System in Sherman.

                He was born Nov. 26, 1922, in Cooke County to John L. and Rosa Lee Wells Sinclair. On Sept. 14, 1946, he married Belle Cox in Cooke County. He was a farmer and was employed as a grader operator for 24 years for Grayson County, Precinct 3. He was a deacon and Sunday School superintendent for several years and was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Cooke County.

                Survivors include his wife, Belle Sinclair of Tioga; sons and daughter-in-law, Leroy and Kathy Sinclair of Collinsville and Ted Sinclair of Flower Mound; daughters and sons-in-law, Pat and bob Walker of Gainesville, Donna Sinclair of Tioga, and Johnette and Steve Mitchell of Tioga; sisters, Oma Lee Cavin of Collinsville, Doris Rice of Sherman, and Margie Cox of Collinsville, grandsons, Bobby and Eddie; granddaughters, Tresa, Karen, Kelly, Jennifer, and Kendall; great-grandchildren, Matthew, A.J., Jonathan and Maeghan.

                He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Roy Edward Sinclair, who was killed in 1944 in the Pacific Theater.

                Pallbearers are Garry Burchett, Jeff Bice, Mike butler, Audie Hall, Marlin cobb and Wesley Overstreet.

                The family will be at the Huff Funeral Home of Whitesboro from 7-8 pm Friday.

 

 

Smith, Ruby Imogene – 2007

 

Ruby Imogene Smith, 85, of Gainesville died Oct. 12 at North Texas Medical Center in Gainesville. Services were held Oct. 16 at the Meador-Clement-Keel Chapel. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Collinsville. Arrangements were under the direction of the Meador-Clement-Keel Funeral Home of Gainesville.

                Ruby Imogene Smith was born Feb. 8, 1922 in Gainesville to William “Willie” and Cora Turner. She devoted her life to her children and grandchildren. She was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing quilts and reading.

                Ruby Imogene Smith is survived by her daughter, Glenda Smith of Gainesville; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Larry Alexander of Cleburne; son and daughter-in-law, David and Rosie Smith of Columbus, Ind.; sons, Glen Smith of Gainesville, Charles Smith of Lewisville and Johnny Smith of Gainesville; brother, John Frank Turner of Whitesboro; 20 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

                She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Cora Turner; two infant children; brothers, Ezra Turner and Jim Turner; and sisters, Dorothy Overton, Pansey Eaton and Maybell Ward.

 

 

Sparks, Nathan Sr. - 2012

 

 WHITESBORO — Funeral services for Nathan Robert Sparks, Sr., 83, of Whitesboro, are set for 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14, 2012, at First Baptist Church in Whitesboro with the Rev. Mike Flanagan officiating.

 Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Collinsville under the direction of Meador Funeral Home in Whitesboro.

 Mr. Sparks died Monday, April 9, 2012, in Dallas.

 He was born Oct. 24, 1928, in Vernon.

 Survivors include his wife, Oleta Sparks of Whitesboro; children, Nathan Sparks, Jr. of Crossroads, Russell Sparks of Rowlett, Dianne Dutton of Whitesboro and Todd Sparks of Galveston; sister, Barbra Jean Gall of La Luz, N.M.; 16 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

 Visitation is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 13, 2012, at the funeral home.

 You may sign the online registry at www.meadorfuneralhome.com.

 

 

Springs, Lillie May – 1994

 

Whitesboro News-Record, November 3, 1994

Services for Lillie Mae Springs, 90, of Gainesville, were held Wednesday, November 2, at 2 pm at Huff Funeral Chapel in Whitesboro. She died Monday, October 31, 1994, at Wilson N. Jones Hospital in Sherman.

                Rev. Charles Hite conducted the services, assisted by Rev. Terry Engler.

                Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery, southwest of Collinsville, under the direction of Huff Funeral Home.

                Mrs. Springs was born August 31, 1904 in Red River County, Texas, the daughter of the late Bartlett Monroe Locke and Phylena Mae Cavin Locke. She married Sam Bass Springs on September 2, 1921, in Grayson County, Texas. He preceded her in death October 23, 1978. She was a homemaker and a member of Shady Grove Methodist Church.

                Survivors are four daughters, Helen Heffley of Collinsville, Wilma Buckhanan and Wanda Cardwell, both of Whitesboro, and Alma Blythe of Gainesville, a sister, Bessie Russell of Surprise, Arizona; five grandchildren; and nine great-granchildren.

                Pallbearers were Jeff Cardwell, John Harwell, Stan Floyd, Doug Heffley, Jason Heffley, L.A. Bridges and Aaron Heffley.

 

 

Springs, Sam Bass – 1978

 

Whitesboro News-Record, October 26, 1978

Services for Sam Bass Springs, 74, of Gainesville, who died Monday, October 23, 1978 at Wilson N. Jones Hospital in Sherman, were held Tuesday, October 24 at Huff Funeral Chapel. Rev. Charles Hite and Rev. Hugh Newsom pastor of Miller Memorial Baptist Church of Collinsville, officiated at the services.

                Interment was at Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of Huff Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Burl Underwood, Gene Walsh, J.C. Walsh, Billy Joe England, George Hensley, and L.A. Bridges.

                Mr. Springs was the son of Sam Wilson Springs and Susan Andrews, born January 28, 1904 in Cooke County. He married Lillie May Locke, September 2 ,1921 in Grayson County. He was a farmer and a member of the Methodist Church.

                He is survived by his wife, Lillie Mae Springs of Gainesville, four daughters, Mrs. Alma Blythe and Mrs. Wilma Buckhanan both of Whitesboro, Mrs. Helen Heffley of Gainesville and Mrs. Wanda Cardwell of Collinsville; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

 

 

Springs, Susan A. – 1962

 

Whitesboro News-Record, November 2, 1962

Funeral services were held at 2 pm Thursday in Richards-Beck Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Susan Armenda Springs. Rev. Otis Cason and Rev. Noah Heffley officiated. Interment was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

                Mrs. Springs, 89, passed away October 31 following a lengthy illness.

                Mrs. Springs was born January 3, 1873 in Arkansas. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Andrews. She married Sam Springs October 16, 1894.

                Survivors include one son, Sam B. Springs of Gainesville; four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

 

 

Stephens, Adria Wynell – 2003

 

Whitesboro News-Record, December 11, 2003

Adria Wynell Stephens, 60-year-old Celina resident, died Saturday, December 6, 2003 in Parkland Hospital in Dallas.

                Memorial services were held Tuesday, December 9, 2003 at 10 am at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, southwest of Collinsville with Rev. Carol Record conducting the service. Interment was in Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of Huff Funeral Home.

                Born September 11, 1943 in Jacksboro, Texas, she was the daughter of Hazel McClure Henexson and the late Melvin Henexson. She married Gary Stephens on August 2, 1982 in Collins County, Texas. She was owner of North Texas Moving and Storage; member Olney Garden Club and Olney Bridge Club; North Texas Ultralight Pilot’s Association; graduate of Olney High School and attended El Centro College in Dallas. She was a member of Flora Height Methodist Church.

                She is survived by her husband, Gary Stephens of Celina; two sons and daughters-in-law, Keith and Jennifer Rieves of Benbrook, Texas, and Kirk and Jeanie Rieves of Weatherford, Texas; two daughters and son-in-law, Kobie and Allen burns of Wylie, Texas, and Shelly Stephens of Venice, California; mother, Hazel Henexson of Eastland, Texas; brother and sister-in-law, Kelly and Sharon Henexson of Eastland; sisters and brothers-in-law, Phyllis and Doug Tillery of Pilot Point, Patricia Morrison of Midland, Texas, Sandra and Jerry Morgan of Monahans, Texas, Lori Bates of Eastland, Texas, and Beverly Partlow of burnet, Texas; seven grandchildren, Kade and Kassidy Burns of Wylie, Justin and Morgan of Benbrook, Texas, Desare’, Garland and Nacoma Callison of Weatherford, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

 

 

Stinnett, Mrs. Ruby – 1958

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Maude Stinnett were held at 2 pm Sunday in Mt. Zion Baptist Church west of Tioga.

                Mrs. Stinnett passed away at 8:45 pm Friday at her home, 6 miles west of Tioga. She had been ill for a year.

                The Rev. C.A. Reasor, pastor of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church conducted the services. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of Beck Funeral Home.

                Pallbearers were Homer Miller, Roland Dean Jetton, Scott Johnson, Cortez Johnson, Billy Bob Johnson, and Walter Short.

                She was born in the Mt. Zion community, the daughter of the late John and Mollie Johnson. She was married to Sam Stinnett in Gainesville in 1948. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

                Survivors include her husband, three brothers, J.R. Johnson and Bert Johnson, both of Tioga, and J.C. Johnson of Ringling, Okla.; five sisters, Mrs. Rosie Reasor, and Mrs. Minnie Kelly, both of Dryden, Va., Mrs. Callie Williams, Gainesville, Mrs. Goldie Cox, Collinsville, and Mrs. Birdie Jetton, Hobbs, N.M. and several nieces and nephews.

 

 

Stinnett, Sam – 1964

 

Pilot Point – Funeral services will be held at 2:30 pm Sunday in Beck Funeral Chapel for Sam E. Stinnett, 72, of Pilot Point, who died at 4:30 am Saturday in a Denton hospital following a long illness.

                Rev. C.A. Reasor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church will conduct the services. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

                Mr. Stinnett was born Feb. 10, 1892 in Marble Falls, the son of Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Stinnett. He married Miss Maude Johnson in Greenville. He came with his parents to Pilot Point as a child and lived there ever since. He was a retired farmer and stockman.

                Surviving him are two brothers, W.M. Stinnett Jr. of Brownfield and W.W. Stinnett of Denton and Mrs. C.A. Moore of Aubrey, and several nephews and nieces.

 

Taylor, Linda Gray – 2004

 

Gainesville Daily Register, February 3, 2004

Graveside service for Linda Gray Taylor, 58, of Gainesville, is set for 11 am Wednesday at Mt. Zion Cemetery with the Rev. Sam Redfern officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home of Gainesville.

                Mrs. Taylor died Feb. 1, 2004, at Gainesville Memorial Hospital.

                She was born April 9, 1945, in Fort Worth to Wilmoth and Gladys Roller Gray. She was a homemaker.

                Survivors include her mother, Gladys Gray of Gainesville; sisters, Beth Thomas of Gainesville and Christie Hall of Gainesville; brother, John Gray of Gainesville; two nieces; two nephews; one great-niece; and two great-nephews.

                She was preceded in death by her husband, Tad Taylor; father; and brother, Martin Gray.

                The family will receive friends at their residence.

 

 

Terry, Patsy J. – 2005

 

Whitesboro News-Record, April 21, 2005

Graveside services for Patsy J. Terry, 66 of Whitesboro, were held at 2 pm on Monday, April 18, 2005 at Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of George J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home in Gainesville. Rev. Lonnie Dotson conducted the service.

                She died Friday, April 15, 2005 at Whitesboro Health & Rehabilitation Center.

                The daughter of Edgar and Ellen Jarman Willis, she was born on May 26, 1938 and was a homemaker.

                Survivors are daughters and sons-in-law, Tanja and Curtis Cogburn, and Teressa and Greg Ortega, all of Whitesboro; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Peggy Crisp of Whitesboro.

                The family received friends at the Cogburn residence in Whitesboro from 6 to 8 pm on Sunday, April 17, 2005.

 

 

Thomas, Frank Edward – 2010

 

Whitesboro News-Record, February 4, 2010

Francis “Frank” Edward Thomas passed away on Friday, Jan. 29, 2010 at the Homestead of Sherman, ending his battle with cancer. Frank was born to William Henry Thomas and Sallie Rebecca (Davis) Thomas in Tioga on Aug. 19, 1928.

                He worked as a farm hand until entering military service in 1953. He served in the US Army and Army Reserve.

                On May 5, 1960, Frank was married to Louise (Renfro) Thomas. He gained a stepson, Paul Ware, as a result of this marriage. Frank and Louise lived in the Sherwood Shores area of Gordonville, where Frank worked as a general contractor for the Sherwood Shores and surrounding communities.

                He built many of the homes and other buildings in these areas, including their own home and Sherwood Shores Baptist Church of which he was the last living charter member.

                After Louise’s death in 1981, Frank remained at Sherwood Shores and married Mary (Smith) Thomas on Aug. 5, 1984.

                He gained two additional step-sons as a result of this marriage, Tim Henrie and Scott Henrie. Mary passed away in 1998.

                He was also preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Sallie Thomas. In addition to his construction work Frank was an avid fisherman and hunter and enjoyed sharing his adventures with his friends, family, and any stranger who might take an interest in his story.

                Frank is survived by his three step-sons, Paul Ware of Oklahoma, and Tim and Scott Henrie, both of Texas.

                He has 8 step-grandchildren, and 18 step-great-grandchildren. Services were held at the Sherwood Shores Baptist Church in Gordonville at 2 pm on Wednesday, Feb. 3.

                Visitation was held at Meadow Funeral Home in Whitesboro on Tuesday evening from 6 to 7 pm.

 

 

Thomas, Leila Louise – 1981

 

Whitesboro News-Record, August 27, 1981

Funeral services for Mrs. Leila Louise Thomas, 71, of Gordonville were held Wednesday, August 26 at 2 pm at Huff Chapel in Whitesboro. She died Monday, August 24, 1981, at her home.

                The Rev. Harold Watson of the First  Baptist Church in Whitesboro conducted the services.

                Burial was at Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of Huff funeral Home, Whitesboro.

                Mrs. Thomas was born on December 16, 1909, in Cooke County, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G.O. Renfroe. She married F.E. Thomas on May 5, 1960.

                She was a charter member of the Sherwood Shores Women’s Club and a member of Sherwood Shores Baptist Church.

                Survivors include: her husband, F.E .Thomas of Gordonville; a son, Paul Weir of Miami, Okla.; a brother, Dan Renfroe of Amarillo, sisters, Virginia Anthony of Fort Worth and Ruby Carthen of Whitesboro; two grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

                Pallbearers were: Dick Carter, J.W. Lee, Clayton Thorton, Earl Miller, Larry Golden, and Erwin Day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas, Sallie R. – 1990

 

Whitesboro News-Record, November 15, 1990

Services for Sallie Rebecca Thomas, 83, of Gordonville, were held at 2 pm Wednesday, November 14, at Huff Funeral Chapel in Whitesboro. She died Monday, November 12, 1990, at her residence.

                Rev. Harold Watson of First Baptist Church in Whitesboro conducted the services.

                Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery, southwest of Collinsville, under the direction of Huff Funeral Home.

                Mrs. Thomas was born March 12, 1907, in Tioga, the daughter of the late George Edward Davis. She married William Henry Thomas on October 24, 1926 in Hooper, Arkansas. He preceded her in death on May 13, 1986.

                She was a homemaker and a member of Sherwood Shores Baptist Church.

                Survivors are a son, Frank E. Thomas of Gordonville; a sister, Ida Ramsey of Sherman; two step-grandsons; seven step-great-grandchildren. And several nieces and nephews.

                Pallbearers were Larry Golden, Robert Wyatt, J.W. Lee, Buddy Malone, Johnnie Morale and Jimmy Smith.

 

 

Thomas, Terry Joe - 2010

 

Terry was born 62 years ago to Leonard and Faye Newman Thomas. He married Patsy Lee Tatsch on June 10, 1967 in Mason Tx.

Terry was employed by Gainesville Livestock Auction for almost 30 years. He was a cattleman, auctioneer and a Professional BS'er. He believed in God and family. He loved his wife,kids and especially his grandkids.He had many fond memories of time spent with his nieces,nephews and numerous friends.

Terry is survived by wife Patsy Thomas, a daughter and son-in-law, a son and daughter-in-law, and 5 grandchildren, 2 sisters and a brother. Numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews.

Terry was preceded in death by his parents,and brother Bobby Thomas.

 

 

Thomas, William Henry – 1986

 

Whitesboro News-Record, May 22, 1986

Funeral services for William Henry Thomas, 76, of Route 1, Gordonville, were held at 4 pm Friday, May 16 at Huff Chapel. He died Tuesday, May 13, 1986, at Wilson N. Jones Hospital In Sherman.

                The Rev. Harold Watson of the First Baptist Church of Whitesboro conducted the services.

                Burial was at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Cooke County, under the direction of Huff Funeral Home.

                Mr. Thomas was born December 26, 1909, in Timpson, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Henry Thomas. He married Sally Rebecca Davis on October 24, 1926, in Hooper, Ark.

                He was a retired maintenance employee at Sheppard Annex. He was a member of Freewill Baptist Church and the V.F.W. He was a veteran of World War II.

                Survivors include; his wife, Sally Thomas of Gordonville; a son, F.E. Thomas of Gordonville; a brother, Herbert Thomas of Gardner, Ore.; and a sister, Delier Pierce of Shady Point, Okla.

                Pallbearers were; Bob Wyatt, N.W. Bullard, Larry Golden, Johnnie Morale and Tommy Stephens.

 

 

Tolbert, Hershell Lee – 1983

 

Gainesville Register, Feb. 14, 1983

Services for Hershell Lee Tolbert, 67, Route 2 Box 336, who died Sunday at Gainesville Memorial Hospital, are scheduled for 2 pm Tuesday at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. James Jackson officiating. Burial is to follow at Mount Zion Cemetery.

                Mr. Tolbert was born in Talihina, Okla., on Aug. 26, 1915, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Huey Eli Tolbert. He was a welder and a ranch hand.

                Survivors include his wife, Marie of Gainesville; four daughters, Mrs. Patsy Morehead of Sherman, Mrs. Shirley Webb of Whitesboro, Mrs. Cleta Ware of Woodbine, and Mrs. Letha Westbrook of Callisburg; two brothers, Buck Tolbert of Meade, Okla., and W.B. Tolbert of Oklahoma City, Okla., 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

                Bearers are Peck Pearson, Delbert Alexander, Mark Westbrook, John Hargesheimer, Zane Harville and Bud Plumlee.

 

 

Tolbert, Marie – 2008

 

Gainesville Daily Register, July 21, 2008

Services for Nettie “Marie” Roach Tolbert, 85, of Callisburg, are set for 10 am Tuesday at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home Chapel of Gainesville with Jimmy Westbrook, minister of Callisburg Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of the Geo. J. Carroll & son Funeral Home of Gainesville.

                Mrs. Tolbert died July 20, 2008, at Wilson N. Jones Hospital in Sherman.

                She was born Nov. 13, 1922, in Trenton, Texas, to Clay and Ila Roach. She was a homemaker and a member of the Callisburg Church of Christ. She enjoyed gardening and football.

                Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Art and Lynette Tolbert of Gainesville; daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Fred Webb of Gainesville; Cleta and Melvin Ware of Woodbine, and Letha and Steve Salaz of Melissa; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and sister, Veda Medlin of Houston.

                She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Hershell Lee Tolbert on Feb. 13, 1983; and daughter, Patsy Tolbert Moreland.

                Pallbearers are Art Tolbert Jr., Ricky Tolbert, Larry James Westbrook, Les Westbrook, Brand Webb, and Michael Ware.

                Honorary pallbearers are Johnny Lee Godsey, Ronnie Smith, Luke Godsey, Jake Godsey, Larry Westbrook Sr. and Bobby Roper.

                No visitation is planned.

 

 

Turner, Bertha L. - 1979

 

Gainesville Daily Register, Gainesville, Texas

Sunday 14 Oct 1979

Obit (modified)

A Cooke County native, Miss Bertha Turner, 88, died Friday in Gainesville Memorial Hospital.

She resided at frontier Manor Care Home. She was born Sept. 28, 1891, daughter of Frank and Sarah Turner.

Survivors are sisters, Rosie Meeks and Lillie Sheppard; brothers, Clarence and Dave Turner.

 

 

Turner, Cora – 1980

 

Whitesboro News-Record, July 24, 1980

Funeral services for Cora Helen Turner, 70-year-old housewife, of Route 1, Gainesville will be held Thursday, July 24, at 3:30 pm in the Huff chapel in Whitesboro. She died Tuesday, July 22, 1980 at her home.

                Rev. Marvin Lancaster of Gainesville will conduct the services.

                Burial will be at the Mt. Zion South Cemetery in Collinsville under the direction of Huff funeral Home.

                Mrs. Turner was born on February 25, 1910, in Georgia, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Springfield. She married Willie Turner on April 2, 1922.

                She was a member of the Baptist Church.

                Survivors include, three sons, Jim W. Turner of Rt. 1, Gainesville, Ezra I. Turner of Rt. 1 Collinsville, and John F. Turner of Whitesboro; four daughters, Ruby Smith of Woodbine, Maybelle Ward of Denton, Dorothy Mae Overton of Fort Worth, and Panza Marie Eaton of Gainesville; a brother, Hubert King of Whitesboro; a sister, Rosie Umsted of Whitesboro; 39 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

 

 

Turner, James William – 1988

 

Gainesville Register, Oct 14, 1988

Graveside services for Jim Turner, 63, of Rt. 7, Gainesville, will be held Saturday at 2 pm at Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of Vernie Keel Funeral Home. The Rev. Sy Grayson of First Baptist Church will officiate.

                Mr. Turner died Wednesday afternoon in his residence.

                He was born Sept. 12, 1925, in Cooke County, the son of Willie and Cora Springfield turner. A retired mechanic, he was of the Baptist faith.

                Survivors include two daughters, Pattie Ann Jameson of California and Peggy Adams of Fort Worth; two brothers, Ezra Turner of Lake Kiowa and Frankie Turner of Whitesboro; three sisters, Pansy Eaton and ruby smith of Gainesville, and Dorothy Overton of Fort Worth; and four grandchildren.

                The family will be at the funeral home this evening from 7-8 pm.

 

 

Turner, John Davy – 1998

 

Mineral Wells – Graveside services for John Davy Turner, 95, of Mineral Wells, are set for 10 am Monday at Mount Zion Cemetery with the Rev. Charles Hite officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Huff Funeral Home of Whitesboro.

                Mr. Turner died Nov. 28, 1998, at the Palo Pinto Nursing Home in Mineral Wells.

                He was born March 26, 1903, in Cooke County.

                Survivors include his daughter, Janell Eldredige; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

 

 

Umsted, Arch F. – 1945

 

Arch F. Umsted, 75, died Thursday at 8:15 at his home on Route 1, Collinsville. Funeral services will be held Friday at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church at 2:30 pm and interment will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery. Rev. King will conduct the funeral. Mr. Umsted was born in Tennessee April 7, 1872 and came to Texas with his parents when he was just a lad. They settled in Cooke County near where he died. A farmer all his life, he had lived for 54 years on the farm where he died. He married Minerva Reasor in 1894. They were the parents of the following eight children: Curtis Umsted, Wetumka, Okla.; Dallas Umsted, Vernon Umsted, Olin Umsted, Erlin Umsted, all of Collinsville, Mrs. Beulah Mcginnis of Atoka, Okla.; Irene Umsted, Collinsville, and Mrs. Gladys Donnelly, Pilot Point. In addition to his wife and eight children he is survived by three brothers, Gus Umsted and Claude Umsted of Atoka, Okla., and Charlie Umsted of Burmingham, Ala. And one sister, Mrs. Hattie Cassell of Gainesville, Texas.

 

 

Umsted, Archie Dan – 1978

 

Truck collision kills two – Muenster – Two men, one from Collinsville, were killed in a two-truck collision on rain-swept Highway 82 five miles west of Muenster early Friday morning. Killed were 36-year-old Archie Umsted of Collinsville and 21-year-old Richard Walterscheid of muenster. Several calves loaded in a tractor-trailer rig driven by Mr. Umsted were killed in the wreck or later destroyed because of injuries. Both drivers apparently were killed upon impact and pinned inside their vehicles, according to DPS reports. Mr. Umsted was driving a tractor-trailer rig west and Mr. Walterscheid was headed east in a pickup truck during heavy rain at 3:30 am. When the vehicles collided. Following the crash, the pickup wound up on the south side of Highway 82 and the tractor-trailer wound up in a creek off the north side of the highway, according to reports. Several of the 40 calves in the rig were spotted running loose by rescue workers arriving at the scene. Service for mr. Umsted, a truck driver, will be held at 2 pm Sunday at the Keel Funeral Home Chapel in Gainesville. Burial will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Olin Umsted of Whitesboro; a daughter, Lisa Umsted of Collinsville; and a brother, David Umsted of Collinsville.

 

 

Umsted, Bobby Gene – 2002

 

Whitesboro – Services for Bobby Gene Umsted, 49, of Whitesboro, are set for 4 pm today at Clement-Keel Funeral Home of Gainesville with Pastor Arthur Green, minister of the Church of Jesus Christ in Gainesville, officiating. Private service for the family will be scheduled later. Arrangements are under the direction of the Clement-Keel Funeral Home of Gainesville.

                Mr. Umsted died July 31, 2002, at his residence.

                He was born Aug. 25, 1952, in Collinsville to Erlin and Ellen Jarman Umsted. He was a retired brick layer.

                Survivors include his sons and daughter-in-law, Coby and Amber Umsted of Ada, Okla., and Billy Jack Umsted of Ada, Okla., six grandchildren; brother, Paul Umsted of Longview; and sisters, Patsy Terry of Whitesboro and Peggy Crisp of Whitesboro.

                Mr. Umsted will lie in state at the funeral home from 3 to 4 pm today.

Umsted, David Carroll – 2004

 

Services for David Carroll Umsted, 60, of Fort Worth, are set for 2 pm Friday at the Huff Funeral Chapel in Whitesboro with the Rev. David Woolsey officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Cooke County under the direction of the Huff Funeral Home of Whitesboro. Mr. Umsted died Wednesday, May 26, 2004, at his residence. He was born Aug. 7, 1943, in Tioga to Olin and Eula Pearl Hall Umsted. On April 20, 1996, he married Margaret Large in Fort Worth. He was a machinist with Bell Helicopter and a Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Umsted of Fort Worth; son David Brent Umsted of Collinsville; daughters, Tracy Vannoy of Collinsville and Shelby Garner of Gunter; and seven grandchildren.

 

 

Umsted, Erlin E. – 1964

 

Services will be held at 4 pm Friday at Mt. Zion Church, southeast Cooke County with interment in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Mr. Umsted was born April 12, 1911, in Collinsville, and died in Gainesville on March 10, 1964. He was an oil field worker and laborer. He is survived by his wife; three sons, Erlin Franklin and Bobby of Gainesville, and Paul of Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. Jessie Mae Inman and Mrs. Peggy Banks of Gainesville, and mrs. Patsy Hampton of Greenville; three brothers, Olin of Tioga and Curtis and Dallas of Wetumka, Okla.; three sisters, Mrs. Beulah Mcginnis of Savanah, Okla., Mrs. Johnny Clark of Sherman and Mrs. Wayne Donnelly of Pilot Point; and eight grandchildren.

 

 

Umsted, Erlin Franklin – 1992

 

Services for Erlin “Sonny” Umsted, 45, of Gainesville will be held Thursday at 2 pm in the Vernie Keel Chapel with the Rev. Marvin Lancaster of Southside Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Mr. Umsted died Monday morning in Harris Hospital, Fort Worth. He was born September 2, 1946, in Grayson County to Erlin Eugena and Ellen Jarman Umsted. He married Diann Rittenhouse in January, 1985, in Gainesville. He was a brick layer and was of the Baptist faith. Surviving are his wife Diann Rittenhouse of Gainesville; sons Roger Moss of Austin, Billy Bob and Geno Umsted of Gainesville; daughters Paula Bell and Angie Umsted of Gainesville; brothers Paul Umsted of Harlingen and Bobby Umsted of Whitesboro; sisters Jesse Mae Barrett of Gunter, Patsy Terry and Peggy Crisp of Whitesboro; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son Jesse, on Sunday.

 

 

Umsted, Eula Pearl – 1968

 

Final rites were held at 4 pm today in Vernie Keel Chapel for Mrs. Eula Pearl Umsted, 52, of Tioga. Burial followed in Mt. Zion Cemetery, near Collinsville.

                She died Wednesday in a Sherman hospital after being in ill health for an extended period of time.

                The former Eula Pearl Hall, she was the wife of Olin Umsted. Mrs. Umsted held membership in the Mt. Zion Church and the Order of Eastern Star.

                Surviving are her husband; two sons, Dan and David Umsted of Collinsville; two brothers, Carl Hall of Tioga and Jack Hall of Pearsall; three sisters, Mrs. Johnnie Maglaughlin and Mrs. Edna Maglaughlin of Collinsville and Miss Ester Hall of El Paso; and three grandchildren.

 

 

Umsted, Jesse Franklin – 1992

 

Services for Jesse Franklin Umsted, 17, formerly of Gainesville, will be held Thursday at 2 pm in the Vernie Keel Chapel with the Rev. Marvin Lancaster of Southside Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Mr. Umsted died Sunday at Methodist Medical Center in Dallas. He was born June 29, 1974, in Sherman to Erlin Franklin and Oma Parkhill Umsted. He was a student and was of the Baptist faith. Surviving are his mother, Patsy Umsted of Gainesville; stepmother Diann Rittenhouse of Gainesville; brothers Roger Moss of Giddings, Billy Bob and Geno Umsted of Gainesville; sister Paula Bell and Angie Umsted of Gainesville; several nieces and nephews.

 

 

Umsted, Myrtle F. – 1989

 

Whitesboro – Services for Myrtle F. Umsted, 85, who died Friday at the Whitesboro Nursing Home, are set for 2 pm today at the Huff Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. D.D. Freeman, assisted by the Rev. Sammie Hughes officiating.

                Burial will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery, southwest of Collinsville, under the direction of Huff Funeral Home.

                Mrs. Umsted was born Sept. 14, 1903, in Denison, the daughter of John Maglaughlin and Sarah Gabbert. She married Ora Vernon Umsted on July 27, 1928, in Collinsville; he preceded her in death on March 11, 1962. She was a housewife and member of Landmark Baptist Church of Whitesboro.

                Survivors include three daughters, Mary Baugh and Betty Butler, both of Whitesboro, and Bobbie Louise Neal of Oklahoma City, Okla.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

                The following grandsons will serve as pallbearers: Bradley butler, David Broomfield, Ricky Baugh, Kenneth Moon, Keith Neal and Mark Taylor.

 

 

Umsted, Olin O. – 1985

 

Funeral services for Olin Umsted, 76, of Whitesboro were held Wednesday, March 6 at 2 pm at Vernie-Keel Chapel in Gainesville. He died Monday, March 4, 1985, at Wilson N. Jones Hospital in Sherman. Services were conducted by the rev. Steve Washburn of Miller Memorial Baptist Church of Collinsville. Burial was at Mt. Zion Cemetery. Mr. Umsted was born on Nov. 23, 1908, in Cooke County, the son of Archie and Minervia Umsted. He married Eula Pearl Hall on Nov. 28, 1934, in Cooke County. She preceded him in death on May 22, 1968. He married Rosallie Hawkins on May 11, 1973, in Collinsville. He was a retired farmer and rancher and a member of Mt. Zion Baptist church. Survivors include his wife, Rosalie Umsted of Whitesboro; a son, David Umsted of Whitesboro; a step-son, charles Hawkins of Euless; a step-daughter, Martha Medaris of Fairbanks, Alaska; a sister Beulah McGinnis of Newbury Park, Calif.; four grandchildren; and six step-grandchildren. One son, Dan Umsted, preceded him in death on Sept. 22, 1978. Pallbearers were Wendell Donnelly, bobby Butler, Ralph Maglaughlin, Troy Vannoy, rich Baugh and Dale Baugh.

 

 

 

Umsted, Oma Patsy – 2003

 

Graveside service for Oma Patsy Umsted, 55, of Gainesville is set for 1 pm Monday at Mt. Zion Cemetery with the Rev. Arthur Green, pastor of the Church of Jesus Christ in Gainesville, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Clement-Keel Funeral Home of Gainesville.

                Mrs. Umsted died Wednesday, March 19, 2003, at her residence.

                She was born Feb. 27, 1947, in Gainesville to Arthur Houston and Oma Dorthy (Crisp) Parkhill. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

                Survivors include her sons, Roger Moss of Arlington, Billy Bob Umsted and Erlin “Geno” Umsted of Gainesville; daughters and son-in-law, Paula and Kevin Wolf of Woodbine and Angela Umsted of Arlington; nine grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Shirley Parkhill of Teague and Dale and Marie Parkhill of Grand Prairie.

 

 

Umsted, Ora Vernon – 1962

 

Gainesville – March 12, Ora Vernon Umsted, 58, a native of Cooke County, died Sunday in a Gainesville hospital.

                Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Tuesday in Mount Zion Baptist Church in Southeast Cooke County, with burial in Mount Zion Cemetery.

                Umsted is survived by his wife and three daughters, Mmes. Blanche Neal of Fort Worth, and Mary Baugh and Betty butler of Whitesboro.

 

 

Umsted, Paul Eugene – 2006

 

Longview News-Journal, January 22, 2006

Memorial services for Paul Eugene Umsted, 74, were held Saturday, January 14, 2006. He passed away January 3, 2006, after a protracted illness. Paul was born September 10, 1931 in Gainesville, Texas. He served in the U.S. Air Force in Germany. Paul was a masonry contractor, with many home and buildings around East Texas bearing testimony to his skill. He enjoyed playing, singing, and writing country music with his friends. He is survived by sisters, Jessie May Barrett of Gunter, Texas, and Peggy Crisp of Whitesboro; daughters, Debbie Murray of Austin, Paula Gray of Lake O’ The Pines, Lisa Herrington and Lori Crisp of Fort Worth, Lana Saylor of Arlington, and Tara Summers of Hughes Springs; son Trent Benson of Longview; and especially close cousins, Betty and Bobby Butler of Whitesboro.

 

 

 

 

 

Vail, William Belton – 1986

 

Whitesboro News-Record, January 9, 1986

Funeral services for William Belton Vail were held recently with burial at Mt. Zion Cemetery, west of Collinsville. He died December 30, 1985, at Dallas-Fort Worth Medical Center. He had lived in and around Dallas since 1948 except for two years in California.

                Mr. Vail was born February 15, 1930, at Shelbyville. He married Wilma Bernice Booker, a former resident of Collinsville, on March 17, 1965.

                He was a member of the Woodmen of the World and worked for the City of dallas since September 9, 1964.

                Survivors include; his wife, Wilma Vail; two daughters, Ruth Collins and Emma Lovelace, both of California; a step-daughter, Edwina Kay Turner; a step-son, Robert Childress of Arlington; a granddaughter, Tamesha Williams of California; a step-granddaughter, Armanda Childress of Arlington; his father, Jessie Vail and step-mother, Sadie Vail of Shelbyville; a step-sister, Lillie Killens of Center; three half-brothers, Jessie Vail of Grand Prairie, Gene Vail of Shelbyville, and Harlen Vail of Bedford; two half-sisters, Ellen burks of Decatur and Neal King of Euless; and several nieces and nephews.

 

 

Walker, Clarence Edward – 1978

 

Whitesboro News-Record, January 5, 1978

Services for Clarence Edward Walker, 57, of Mesquite who died December 31 at Mesquite Hospital, were held January 3 at 10:30 am at Richards Chapel under the direction of Richards Funeral Home. Rev Hugh Newsom conducted the service. Interment was at Mt. Zion South Cemetery.

                Mr. Walker was born August 28, 1920 in Collinsville, the son of Edgar Elmore Walker and Beulah Cox. He married Eve Marie Foster September 30, 1939 in Collinsville. He was an employee of Formost Milk Company and member of the Baptist Church.

                Survivors include his wife, Eva Walker of Mesquite; son, Clarence Alba Walker of Arlington; daughter, Glenda Johnson of Dallas; sisters, Mrs. Frances Johnson of Gainesville, Mrs. Thelma Russell of Collinsville, Mrs. Viola Woody of Duncan, Oklahoma and Mrs. Dorothy Bishop of Grand Prairie; and mother, Mrs. Beulah Walker of Collinsville

 

 

Walker, Edgar – 1976

 

Services for Edgar Elmore Walker, 87, of Collinsville were held Wednesday at 2 pm at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Hugh Newsom and Rev. Charles Hite conducting the services. Mr. Walker died Monday at the Collinsville Care Home from an extended illness.

                Burial was at the Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of Richards Funeral Home.

                Mr. Walker was born on September 12, 1888 in Fort Knox, Tenn., a son of Mr. and Mrs. George Walker. He married Beulah Cox on January 26, 1910 at Collinsville.

                He was a retired farmer and a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church where he was a deacon.

                Survivors include his wife; a son, Clarence Walker of Dallas; four daughters, Mrs. Frances Johnson of Gainesville, Mrs. Thelma Russell of Collinsville, Mrs. Viola Woody of Duncan, Okla., and Mrs. Dorothy Bishop of Grand Prairie; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two grandchildren, deceased, and one son, deceased.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walker, Ettie Beulah – 1980

 

Whitesboro News-Record, February 14, 1980

Services for Mrs. Ettie Beulah Walker, 89, of Collinsville were held Saturday, February 9, at 2 pm at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, southwest of Collinsville. She died Thursday, February 7, 1980 at the Collinsville Care Home.

                Bro. Hugh Newsom of the Collinsville Miller Memorial Baptist Church conducted the services.

                Burial was at the Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of Huff Funeral Home of Whitesboro.

                Mrs. Walker was born on September 20, 1890 in Cooke County, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.G.W. Cox. She married Edgar Elmore Walker who preceded her in death on March 8, 1977.

                Mrs. Walker was a housewife and a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

                Survivors include; four daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Bishop of Grand Prairie, Mrs. Thelma Russell and Mrs. Frances Johnson, both of Gainesville, and Mrs. Viola Woody of Duncan, Okla.; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

                Pallbearers were; Jerry Russell, Delmer Decker, Johnnie Russell, Bob Johnson, Danny Bishop, Bill Johnson, Albie Walker and Jimmy Russell.

 

 

Walker, Eva Marie – 2012

 

Pilot Point – Funeral services for Eva Marie Walker, 92, are set for 10 am Thursday, September 13, 2012, at Mt. Zion Church in Collinsville with the Rev. Rick Carney officiating.

                Burial will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of Meador Funeral Home in Whitesboro.

                Mrs. Walker died Sept. 9, 2012 in Denton.

                She was born Jan. 12, 1920, in Coalgate, Okla.

                Survivors include children, Alba Walker of Southlake and Glenda Sponsel of Pilot Point; sister, Mary Davis of Sachse; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

                Visitation is set for 7 to 8 pm Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at the funeral home.

 

 

Walsh, John M. – 2011

 

Graveside services for John M. Walsh, 87, are scheduled for 2 pm Friday, Feb. 4, 2011 at Mount Zion Cemetery in Cooke County, and will be directed by Meador Funeral Home in Whitesboro.

                Mr. Walsh died on Feb. 2, 2011.

                He was born May 2, 1923 in Collinsville.

                Mr. Walsh is survived by his sister, three children and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 

 

Wells, Elva – 1997

 

Gainesville Register, March 22, 1997

Services for Mrs. Elva Wells, 70, of Gainesville are set for 4 pm Monday at the Clement-Keel Funeral Chapel with Dr. Bennie Slack of First Baptist Church officiating.

                Burial will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of Clement-Keel Funeral Home.

                Mrs. Wells died Friday, March 21, 1997, at Denton Regional Hospital.

                She was born July 2, 1926, in Goshen, Ind., to Levi and Susana Kauffman Schmucker. She married Loyd Wells on Sept. 6, 1953, in Gainesville. She was a retired licensed vocational nurse, and a member of First Baptist Church and of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

                Surviving are her husband, Loyd Wells; brothers Issac Schmucker, Alvin Schmucker and Glenn Schmucker, all of Indiana; sisters Mary Yoder, Beggie Garver, Bertha Dickerhauf, all of Indiana, and Tilley Brimmer of Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

                Honorary pallbearers will be Karey Kyle, Monty Endres, Robert Kyle, Wendell Cox, Billy Cox and Scott Johnson.

                The family will be at the funeral home from 4 pm to 5 pm Sunday.

                Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1660 Duke St. Alexandria, Va. 22314.

 

 

Wells, Lloyd – 2002

 

Gainesville Daily Register, December 10, 2002

Services for Lloyd Wells, 86, of Gainesville, are set for 2 pm Wednesday at Clement-Keel Chapel. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of the Clement-Keel Funeral Home of Gainesville.

                Mr. Wells died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2002, at Gainesville Memorial Hospital.

                He was born Nov. 24, 1916, in Coppell to Joseph and Ada Dawson Wells. On Sept. 6, 1953, he married Elva Schmucker in Gainesville. He was employed by Reliable Power Tongs as an oilfield driller before retiring. He served in the United States Army and was of the Baptist faith.

                Survivors include his brother, Wayne Kyle of Lake Kiowa; and several nieces and nephews.

                He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Eva Wells on March 21, 1977; brother, Larry Kyle; and sister, Gerry Scott.

                Pallbearers are Karey Kyle, Robbie Kyle, Monty Endres, Beau Benson, Randy Curry and Scot Johnson. Honorary pallbearers are Sid Cason and Harold Wells.

 

 

Wilson, Homer Stevens – 1989

 

Services for Homer Stevens (Steve) Wilson, 59, of Rout 1, Callisburg, will be at 2 pm Saturday at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, with the Rev. Marvin Mathews officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of Vernie Keel Funeral Home.

                Mr. Wilson died Wednesday at his residence.

                He was born Jan. 21, 1930, in Dade County, Fla., son of Homer F. and Lucy Stevens Wilson. He married the former Shirley Reasor on March 7, 1956, in Gate City, Va. Mr. Wilson was the owner of Wilson Pattern Shop, a U.S. Navy Veteran and a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

                Survivors include his wife, of Whitesboro; a son, Michael Stevens Wilson of Whitesboro; four daughters, Cynthia Brantley of Ardmore, Okla., Patricia Sandmann of Sherman, Constance Galubenski of Moss Lake and Tamara Wilson of Abilene; his mother, Lucy Wilson of gray, Tenn.; a brother, Charles (Choppy) Pierce Wilson of Chattanooga, Tenn.; a sister, Sarah Irick of Gray, Tenn.; four grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

                The family will receive visitors Friday from 7-8 pm at the funeral home.

 

 

Woods, Robbie Banks – 2001

 

Graveside services for Robbie Banks Woods, 41, of Gainesville, are set for 2 pm Tuesday at Mt. Zion Cemetery with Arthur Green, pastor of the Church of Jesus Christ, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home of Gainesville.

                Mrs. Woods died Nov. 21, 2001.

                She was born Aug. 29, 1960 in Monahans to Ernest Carroll and Peggy Willis Banks. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ in Gainesville.

                Survivors include her mother, Peggy Willis Crisp of Whitesboro; daughter, Kimberly Woods Templin of Gainesville; son, Christopher Noel Rich of Gainesville; two grandchildren; sister, Carolyn Banks Dewey of Gainesville; two nieces and one nephew.

                She was preceded in death by her father.

                Pallbearers are Greg Ortega, Rodney Hampton, Brandt Cogburn, Lome Buckaloo, Terry Skaggs, and Daniel Pruett.

 

 

Woody, William E. – 1987

 

Whitesboro News-Record, March 5, 1987

Services for William E. “Bill” Woody of Atlanta were held Tuesday, March 3 at 9 am at the First Baptist Church in Queen City.

                Graveside burial was at 4 pm at Mt. Zion Cemetery, west of Collinsville.

                Mr. Woody died March 1, 1987 at an Atlanta Hospital.

                He was born January 16, 1907 in Elk City, Okla., the son of Bob and Lizzie Woody. He was raised in West Grayson County.

                He was a retired railroad foreman, a Mason, a deacon, and a member of the First Baptist Church in Queen City.

                Survivors include his wife, Izora, a son, Charles of Queen City; two grandchildren; three brothers, Lavern Woody of Collinsville, James Woody of Marshall, and Travis Woody of Duncan, Okla.; four sisters, Inez Jarman of Gainesville, Vera Cox of Collinsville, Lois Taylor of Mt. Pleasant, and Agnes Sowder of Modesto, Calif.

                Nephews were pallbearers.

 

 

Wooten, Bobby Dan – 2005

 

Denison – Services for Bobby Dan Wooten, 50, of Denison are set for 2 pm today at Covenant Life Church, 1000 S. Armstrong in Denison, with Rev. Mike Daniels, Rev. Tony Lillard, and Rev. James Cannady officiating. Graveside service will follow at 4:30 pm today at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Collinsville under the direction of the Johnson-Moore Funeral Home of Denison.

                Mr. Wooten died Jan. 23, 2005, at his residence.

                He was born Sept. 17, 1954, in Pilot Point to Ralph and Ora Hodge Wooten. He received his education in Collinsville. On Nov. 11, 1992, he married Loretta Steward in Bonham. He was an employee of Denison Industries from 1972 to 2000 and a member of the Amazing Grace PCG.

                Survivors include his wife, Loretta Wooten of Denison; sons and daughters-in-law, Jared Wooten of Pilot Point, Sean and Lisa Fulce of Durant, Okla., Damon Fulce of Sherman and Aaron and Penny Fulce of Denison; daughters and sons-in-law, Sabrina and Randal Martindale of Forestburg and Talina and David Carver of Denison; brothers and sisters-in-law, Randy and Peggy Wooten of Sherman and Billy and Lou Wooten of Whitesboro; sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty and Bill Roberts of Sherman, Alice and Tommy Roberts of Gainesville, Joyce and Joe Hood of Collinsville, Peggy and Johnny Shaw of Gainesville, and Shirley and Bobby Arrington of Whitesboro, Glenda and Elwood Hurd of Gaineville, Patsy Wright of Whitesboro, and Vickie and Roy Tischler of Whitesboro; 23 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

                Pallbearers are David Roberts, Stanley Roberts, Tony Roberts, Brandon Wooten, Christopher Wooten, Eric Wooten, and Joshua Wooten.

 

 

Wooten, Ora Agnes – 2002

 

Gainesville Register, June 21, 2002

Services for Ora Agnes Wooten, 81, of Gainesville, are set for 10 am Saturday at Bible Baptist church at 409 N. Taylor in Gainesville with the Rev. Hollis Parsons officiating and the Rev. Robert Carlock assisting. Interment will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Cooke County under the direction of the Huff Funeral Home of Whitesboro.

                Mrs. Wooten died Wednesday, June 19, 2002, at Gainesville Memorial Hospital.

                She was born Jan. 29, 1921, in Love County, Okla., to Joel Edward and Myrtle McCowen Hodge. On March 17, 1951, she married Ralph Wooten in Gainesville. She was a former foster grandmother at the Denton State School and a member of the Assembly of God faith.

                Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Peggy Wooten of Sherman; Bobby and Loretta Wooten of Denison, and Bill and Lou Wooten of Callisburg; daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Bill Roberts of Sherman, Alice and Tommy Roberts of Gainesville, Joyce Vandergriff of Gainesville, Peggy and Johnny Shaw of Gainesville, Shirley and Bobby Arrington of Callisburg, Glenda and Butch Hurd of Gainesville, Patsy Wright of Gainesville, and Vickie and Roy Tischler of Whitesboro; 76 grandchildren; 88 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

                She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband on Oct. 6, 1985.

                Pallbearers are Tony Roberts, Richard Roberts, Maynard Roberts, Brandon Wooten, Jared Wooten, and Josh Wooten. Honorary pallbearer is Eric Wooten.

                Visitation is set from 7 to 8 pm Friday at the funeral Home.

 

 

Wooten, Ralph R. – 1985

 

Whitesboro News-Record, October 10, 1985

Funeral services for Ralph R. Wooten, 66, of Gainesville were held Tuesday, October 8 at 2 pm at Huff Chapel. He died October 6, 1985, at Medical Plaza Hospital in Sherman.

                The Rev. Jessie Williams and the Rev. Elvin Johnson conducted the services.

                Burial was at Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of Huff Funeral Home.

                Mr. Wooten was born December 14, 1918, in Cooke County, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Walter Wooten. He married Agnes Hodge on March 17, 1951 in Denton.

                He was a truck driver and a member of the Church of God.

                Survivors include; his wife, Ora Wooten of Gainesville; three sons, Randy Wooten of Sherman, Bobby Wooten of Pilot Point, and Billy Wooten of Whitesboro; eight daughters, Betty Roberts of Sherman, Alice Roberts, Joyce Vandergriff, Shirley Smith, Glenda Hurd, Patsy Wright, and Vickie Wooten, all of Gainesville, and Peggy Roberts of Denison; 32 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

                Pallbearers were; Tony Roberts, Scott Roberts, Clifford Roberts, Dennis Roberts, Tracy Roberts, Leonard Roberts, Maynard Roberts, and Stan Roberts.

 

 

Worthy, Birtie – 1982

 

Whitesboro News-Record, September 23, 1982

Funeral services for Birtie Worthy, 79, Collinsville, were held Saturday at Huff Chapel. She died Sept. 15 at Westgate Hospital in Denton from an extended illness.

                The Rev. Hugh Newsom, pastor of Collinsville Miller Memorial Baptist Church, conducted the services.

                Burial was at Mt. Zion Cemetery South under the direction of Huff Funeral Home.

                Mrs. Worthy was born April 7, 1903, in the Ethel Community, the daughter of W.M. and Annie Atherton Hunt. She married Cleo J. Worthy May 16, 1920, in Grayson County.

                She was a housewife and a member of the Baptist Church.

                Survivors include a son, William S. Worthy, Denton; five daughters, Nadine Spraberry and Katherine Spraberry, Mary Ann Cox, all of Denton. Marie Carver, Baloxi, Miss., and Bonnie Fay Foss, Dallas; a brother, Jim Hunt, Gainesville; two sisters, Johnnie Sinclair, Denton, and Edna Payne, Freeport; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

                Pallbearers were Jimmy Spraberry, Butch Spraberry, Forrest Allen Spraberry, Steve Cox, Terry Nevells and Robert Wayne George.

 

 

Worthy, Cleo J. – 1981

 

Whitesboro News-Record, July 2, 1981

Services for Cleo J. Worthy, 78-year-old retired carpenter of Collinsville, were held Friday, June 26, 1981 at Huff Funeral Chapel. Rev. Hugh Newsom, Miller Memorial Baptist Church, Collinsville, officiated at the services.

                Mr. Worthy died Wednesday, June 24, 1981 at Collinsville Care Home.

                Interment was Mt. Zion Cemetery, south of Collinsville, under direction of Huff Funeral Home.

                Mr. Worthy was the son of Luther Worthy and Ida Elsie Springer Worthy, born June 28, 1902 in Grayson County. He married Birttie Hunt, May 16, 1920 in Grayson County. He was a member of the Baptist Church.

                Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Birttie Worthy of Collinsville; son, William s. Worthy of Denton; daughters, Nadine Spraberry, Katherine Spraberry and Mary Ann Cox, all of Denton, Marie Garner of Mississippi and Bonnie Fay Foss of Dallas; fourteen grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

                Pallbearers were Buster Barnes, Robert Wayne George, James Spraberry, O.M. Quattlebaum, Junior Green and Abb Overstreet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Worthy, Wanda Belle – 2005

 

Wanda Belle Worthy, 82, of Denton, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2005, at the Senior Care Center.

                Mrs. Worthy was born Sept. 27, 1922, in Gainesville to Benjamin Franklin and Rena Belle (Thompson) Pierson. She was married to W.S. “Bill” Worthy on May 24, 1941, in Marietta, Okla. She was a homemaker and a member of the Faith Tabernacle Assembly of God Church.

                A funeral service will begin at 2 pm today at Faith Tabernacle Assembly of God Church. The Rev. Randy Snow will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Collinsville. Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

                Survivors include her daughters, Betty Hilliard of Denton, Juanita George of Denton, and Connie Erwin of Denton; son, William “Bill” Worthy of Aubrey; sisters, Florence Hunt of Whitesboro, Dean Mulkey of Aurora, Colo.; brother, Royce Ray Pierson of Denison; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

                She was preceded in death by her husband on Sept. 17, 1995.

                Memorials may be made to the Faith Tablernacle Assembly of God Church; 1101 Audra; Denton, Tx. 76209           

 

 

Worthy, William S. – 1995

 

Whitesboro News-Record, September 21, 1995

Services for W.S. (Bill) Worthy, 74, of Denton were held at 2 pm Tuesday, September 19, 1995, at the Faith Tabernacle Assembly of God in Denton, under the direction of Mulkey-Mason Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home, Inc. He died Sunday, September 17, at Denton Community Hospital.

                Rev. Randy Snow officiated, and burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

                Mr. Worthy was born March 2, 1921 in Grayson County at Nance Prairie, the son of Cleo and Willie Birttie Hunt Worthy. He married Wanda Pierson in Marietta, Oklahoma on May 24, 1941.

                Mr. Worthy retired in 1986 from Trinity Steel, and he was a member of Faith Tabernacle Assembly of God.

                Survivors are his wife, Wanda Worthy of Denton; a son, William Robert (Bill) Worthy of Aubrey; daughters, Juanita George and Betty Hilliard of Denton and Connie Erwin of Souix City, Iowa; sisters, Katherine Spraberry of Denton, Nadine Spraberry of Bartonville, Mary Ann Cox of Collinsville, Marie Carver of Gulfport, Mississippi and Bonnie Fay Foss of Dallas; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

                Pallbearers were Mark Allen, Myron Whisenhunt Sr., Jeff Jones, Marvin Wright, Robbin Williams, and Robert Wallace. Grandsons served as honorary pallbearers.

 

 

Young, Cheyenne Nicole – 2008

 

Collinsville – Funeral services for Cheyenne Nichole Young, 8, are set for 12 pm Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008 at Trinity Lighthouse Church located at 2915 Spur 503, Denison, with Rev. Duke Dowling and Rev. Raymond England officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Zion South Cemetery in Collinsville. Services are under the direction of Meador Funeral Home in Whitesboro.

                She died Monday, September 1, 2008 due to an accident.

                Cheyenne Nicole Young was born on May 1, 2000 in Sherman. She attended Radware Elementary School in Woodbine.

                Survivors include; her parents, Johnathan and Michelle (Peterman) Cox of Collinsville; a brother, Skyler Cox of Collinsville; grandparents, Larwain and Barbara Peterman of Collinsville, James and Geraldine Cox of Collinsville and Dave and Sherry Young of Oklahoma and several aunts and uncles.

                Visitation is planned for 8 to 12 pm before the funeral service on Saturday.

 

 

Zoph, Charles - 1998

 

Whitesboro News-Record  October 8, 1998

Funeral services will be held for Charlie Zoph, 65, Friday, October 2, 1998, at 10:00 a.m. at Huff Funeral Chapel in Whitesboro. He died Monday, September 28, at his residence in Whitesboro.

Conducting the services will be Carroll Ross, Billy Tucker, and Sonny Jackson. Interment will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, southwest of Collinsville, under the direction of Huff Funeral Home.

Born February 23, 1933 in Emma, Illinois, he was the son of the late Charles Edward and Mary Stull Zoph. He married Shirley Hockeresmith, January 15, 1953. He was a self employed auto mechanic, and an army veteran, having served in the Korean conflict. He was a member of the Family Worship Center in Whitesboro.

Survivors are his wife, Shirley Zoph; two sons, James Allen Zoph of Gainesville and Charles Joseph Zoph of....(.incomplete.)

 

Inscription:  CHARLES WILLIAM ZOPH,  PFC US ARMY  KOREA