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Lewis O. "Honey" Middleton
9, 1932 - December 31, 2009)
GORDONVILLE – Funeral Services for Lewis O. “Honey”
Middleton, 77, will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 4, 2010 at Meador Funeral
Home Chapel in Whitesboro with Rev. Wendyl Glenn officiating. Interment will follow at Liberty Cemetery near Gordonville. Visitation will
be from 4 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010 at the funeral home. Lewis
passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2009 at his home in Gordonville.
He was born on Nov.
9, 1932 in Tye, Texas to Julius Arthur and Freddie (Shannon) Middleton. Lewis
married Mary Parker on Nov. 20, 1951 in Portales, New Mexico. He served in the
U.S. Air Force from 1952-1956. Lewis was an insulating contractor in Denton.
Upon retirement, he and his family moved to the Gordonville/Sherwood Shores
area where he opened a Stop, Shop and Swap. He enjoyed making frames from old
barn wood. He made your junk his treasure. Lewis was an avid Dallas Cowboy fan.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Denton and was a member of the Sherwood
Shores Baptist Church.
Survivors include his
wife, Mary Middleton of Gordonville; a son, Richard Middleton of Gordonville; 2
daughters, Karen Middleton of Gordonville and Carmen Beauchamp of Gordonville;
a brother, J.A. Middleton, Jr. of Brownwood; 9 grandchildren, Ryan and Rachel
Rector, Amber, Dustin and Courtney Beauchamp, Cady and Cali Middleton, and Andy
and Muddy Waters; and a great-grandchild.
He was preceded in
death by his parents; a daughter, Jackie Rector; and four sisters, Vivian
Beaty, Erva Pruitt, Frances Barker, and Tommie Stanfield.
Pallbearers are Dale
Rector, Jerald Lee, Paul Hawkins, Raymond Riney, James Sommerville, W.D.
Matthews, and James Thomas.
are Tommy Moore and Don Rainey.
He’s a strong man
With a big soft heart He’s there beside you From the very start He’s a kiss on
the cheek When it’s time for bed He’s a shoulder for to lay Your weary head
He’s a light in the dark To light the way He’s your favorite toy When it’s time
to play He’s a firm hand When you’ve done wrong He’s an eager ear For your made
up songs He’s always there When you need him to be What is a Father? Well, he’s
Daddy to me! -Carmen Beauchamp
GORDONVILLE - Funeral Services for Mary Emma Middleton,
75, will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at Meador Funeral Home
Chapel in Whitesboro with Rev. Wendyl Glenn officiating. Interment will
follow in Liberty Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 -5 p.m. on Monday
at the funeral home.
Mary passed away on Saturday, May 29, 2010 at the Whitesboro Nursing
and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born on May 18, 1935 in Portales, N.M. to Veron and Katie
(McNabb) Parker. She married Lewis O. "Honey" Middleton on Oct. 25, 1951.
She was the owner of Ole Mary's Aviary in Denton. She and her husband retired
in 1987 and moved to Gordonville. She was a member of the Gorgeous Granny's
Gordonville Red Hatters. She was a member of the Sherwood Shores Baptist
Survivors include a son, Richard Warren Middleton of Gordonville;
daughters, Karen Gail Middleton of Gordonville and Carmen Celeste of Gordonville;
son in laws, Rick Lane of Gordonville and Dale Rector of Denton; brothers,
Hershell Parker of Clovis, N.M., and Sherman Parker of Dora, New Mexico;
grandchildren, Ryan and Rachel Rector, Amber Tadaro, Dustin and Courtney
Beauchamp, Cady and Cali Middleton, Andy and Muddy Waters, and Dakota Lane;
great-grandchildren, Mason and Major Tadaro.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lewis; a daughter,
Jackie Rector; and a brother, Jerry Parker.
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- - - The Herald Democrat on May 31, 2010