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ALLEN, MAURINE                                         June 2, 1910 – September 3, 1998

Maurine Allen, 88, of Naples died Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998 in a Naples nursing center.  Mrs. Allen was born June 2, 1910 in Morris Co.  She was a retired stewardess, homemaker and member of Cottrell Chapel CME and Norris S Currey CEM Church where she was a Sunday school teacher and choir member, and she was a Heroine of Jericho, Court No. 232.  Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Marion and Kathy Ford of Las Vegas and Edwin and Berdie Rutherford of Naples; one brother, Paul Allen, Sr. of Naples; three sisters, Anna Belle Cannon of Naples, Essie D. Cannon of Los Angeles and Mollie Hill of Oakland, CA; eight grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.  Services were Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1998 at Norris S. Curry CME Church in Naples with the Rev. Q. T. Williams and the rev. R. N. King officiating.  Burial will be in the Morning Star Cemetery under the direction of Tumey Mortuary. (Sec C, L South Side)

                                                                                                        

ALLEN, PAUL                                                      June 22, 1919 – August 1, 2000

Services for Mr. Paul Allen, 81, of Naples were Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000 at Morning Star Baptist Church with the Rev. C. E. Williams officiating.  Mr. Allen was born June 22, 1919 in Naples.  He died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000, in Mt. Pleasant.  He was retired from Red River Army Depot and an Army veteran of World War II.  Survivors include four daughters and one son-in-law, Lora Dacus of Dallas, Arve Horsley and Sandra McGary of Lewisville, and Bridget and Arnold Fariley of Pflugerville; one son, Paul Allen Jr. of Texarkana; two sisters, Annabelle Cannon of Naples and Mollie E. Hill of Oakland, CA; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one son, Charles Paul Allen.  Burial was in Morning Star Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

 

ARMSTRONG, ELLA MAE                                April 19, 1908 – May 16, 2004

Services for Mrs. Ella Mae Armstrong, 96, of Naples, were Thursday, May 20, 2004, at Norris S. Curry CME Church with the Rev. Harold Wright officiating.  Mrs. Armstrong was born April 19, 1906, in Dalby Springs.  She died Sunday, May 16, 2004, in Naples.  She was a homemaker and member of Norris S. Curry CME Church.  Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Mary K. Boyd and Willie Pearl and Waymon Boyd of Naples; four sisters, Cornel Walker of DeKalb, Era Jean McGowan and Verline Simms of Dallas and LayDonya Adams of Texarkana; two sisters-in-law, Shirley McGown of DeKalb and Tolethier Petty of Naples; one special friend, Noble Buford; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.  She was preceded in death by her husbands, Todd Perry and Robert “Bob” Armstrong; and one granddaughter, Beverly Pearl Daniels-Turner.  Interment was at Morning Star Cemetery in Naples.  (Location Unknown)

 

BAKER, ELLEY                                                     June 22, 1915 – May 26, 1996 

Elley Baker, 80, of Naples, died Sunday, May 26, at Lancaster, Texas.  Funeral services were at 11 am, Wednesday, May 29, at the Norris Samuel Curry CME Church in Naples, with the Rev. W. T. Wilkins and the Rev. Q. T. Williams officiating.  Burial was in the Morning Star Cemetery at Naples.  Mr. Baker was born June 22, 1915, in Naples.  He is survived by one sister, Fannie Hicks, and a host of relatives and friends.   (Sec C, Left South Side)

 

BARBER, ELBRIDGE                                        March 3, 1942 – August 1, 1999

Services for Mr. Elbridge “Burt” Barber, 57, of Naples, were Friday, August 6, 1999, at Morning Star Baptist Church with the Rev. C. E. Williams officiating.  Mr. Barber was born March 3, 1942, in Marietta.  He died Sunday, August 1, 1999 in Mt. Pleasant.  He was a maintenance worker and a Baptist.  Survivors include his mother, Evada Barber of Naples; three sisters, Vertis Whetstone of Naples, Delois Connally of Dallas and Marcel Wilson of Chicago.  Burial was in Morning Star Cemetery.  (Sec D, Left at Fork bet A & C)

 

BLACK, VERETTA FAYE                                August 23, 1955 – May 25, 2001

Services for Miss Veretta Faye Black, 45, of Naples will be conducted today, Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at 11 am at Norris S. Curry CME Church with the Rev. Harold Wright, Jr. officiating.  Miss Black was born August 23, 1955 in Naples.  She died Friday, May 25, 2001 at her home.  She was a nurses’ aide and a member of Norris S Curry CME Church.  Survivors include her parents, Will Ella White of Naples and George D. Black of Omaha; four sons; five brothers, four sisters; two grandchildren and a number of aunts, uncles, nephews and other relatives.  Burial will be at Morning Star Cemetery.   (Location Unknown)

 

BONNER, JOHNNIE B.                          September 18, 1922 – October 8, 1998

Johnnie B. Bonner, 76, of Naples, died Sunday, October 8, 1998, following a brief illness.  Funeral services will be at 2 pm, Saturday, November 14, at the Antioch Baptist Church in Naples, with the Rev. James Boyce officiating, and burial will be in the Morning Star Cemetery in Naples, under the direction of Reeder-David Funeral Home of Hughes Springs.  Sis. Bonner was born September 18, 1922, to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Germany.  She was raised by Mrs. Ella Porter after her mother died during child birth.  She was a member of the Wilkerson Temple Church of God in Christ where she was a faithful member and worker serving as church treasurer and Sunday school teacher.  She was married March 29, 1941 to Jimmie E. Bonner and they were the parents of five children.  Survivors include Clarence Williams of McAllen; James Bonner of Naples; Margaret Young of Garland, and Joyce and Erbie Bonner of Naples; 12 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, a nephew, Robert Nickleberry, Jr., and a host of other relatives and friends.  (Sec D, Left at fork bet  A & C)

 

BOYD, DENNIS RAY                                 October 14, 1962 – October 17, 2004

Services for Mr. Dennis Ray Boyd, 42, of Naples, were Saturday, October 23, 2004, at Morning Star Baptist Church with the Rev. C. E. Williams officiating.  Mr. Boyd was born October 14, 1962 in Atlanta, to Martine and Delwyn Ray Boyd.  He died Sunday, October 17, 2004.  He graduated from Paul Pewitt High School, attended Jarvis Christian College and was a member of Antioch Baptist Church.  Survivors include his mother, Martine Boyd of Naples; three sisters, Veta Boyd and Barbara (Jerry) Boyd, all of Naples, and Iris Boyd of Atlanta, GA; and numerous relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his father, Delwyn Ray Boyd; and one brother, Steven Chris Boyd.  Interment was at Morning Star Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

 

BRANNON, BONNIE                                 July 27, 1910 – September 19, 2001

Graveside services for Mrs. Bonnie Rhue Holley Brannon, 91, of Dallas, were Saturday, September 22, 2001 at Morning Star Cemetery.  Mrs. Brannon was born July 27, 1910 in Naples.  She died Wednesday, September 19, 2001 in Dallas.  She was a homemaker and a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Naples.  Survivors include a number of nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews, cousins and other relatives.  She was preceded in death by her husband.  (Location Unknown)

 

BRAY, BERNICE                                               June 1, 1920 – January 14, 1999

Bernice “Jim” Bray, 78, of Naples, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999, in a local medical center. Services were held at 1 pm, Sunday, January 17, at Norris S. Curry CME Church with O. T. Williams and the Rev. George Rowe officiating.  Burial was held in Morning Star Cemetery under direction of Tumey Mortuary.  Mrs. Bray was born June 1, 1920, in Dalby Springs.  She was a homemaker and member of Norris S. Curry CME Church.  Survivors include one brother and sister-in-law, Albert and Patricia Lollis of Texarkana; one special cousin, Willie Pearl Boyd of Naples; and a number of other relatives.  (Sec C; Left South Side)

 

BRYANT, ZADIE                                             January 10, 1914 – June 21, 1996

Zadie Bryant, 82, of Naples, died Friday, June 21, 1996, at her home.  Funeral services were at 11 am, Thursday, June 27, at the Antioch Baptist Church in Naples, with the Rev. James E. Boyce officiating.  Burial was in the Morning Star Cemetery at Naples.  Mrs. Bryant was born January 10, 1914, in Morris County.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Antioch Baptist Church where she served as president of the Missionary Society and was secretary of the Usher Board for which she served for over 30 years.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Ivory “See Saw” Bryant, and a daughter, Mary Theresa Gaines.  Survivors include one grandson and his wife, Jerry A. and Angela Gaines of Lexington, KY; one son-in-law, Merkerson Gaines of Houston; two great-grandchildren, Chris and Trey Gaines of Lexington; two sisters-in-law, Neoda Miller and Vanessa Robinson of Naples, two nieces, Jewel Boyd of Tacoma, WA, and Helen Robinson of Naples; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.  (At Fork Between A & C)

 

BUFORD, EMMA                                             March 12, 1921 – Mary 25, 2000

Services for Mrs. Emma Mae Buford, 79, of Naples will be conducted Wednesday, May 31, 2000 at 1 pm at Antioch Baptist Church with the Rev. Boyce officiating.  Mrs. Buford was born March 12, 1921 in Naples.  She died Thursday, May 25, 2000 in a Ft. Worth hospital.  She was a retired teacher, affiliated with Antioch Baptist Church, teacher of Cypress Baptist District, former secretary of the State Baptist Convention, matron of Heroines of Jericho, former secretary of Grand Lodge in Ft. Worth and a member of Adeline Study Club.  She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Dave Buford.  Survivors include one daughter, Ethel B. Crear of Grand Prairie; one son, Charles Buford of Naples; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.  Burial will be in Morning Star Cemetery.  (Sec B-Middle)

 

BYRD, BESSIE MAY                                  January 2, 1915 – October 23, 1995

BESSIE MAY BYRD, 80, of Naples, died Monday, October 23, 1995 at Redbud Retreat nursing Home in Naples.  Funeral services were at 1 pm, Saturday, October 28, at the Williams Chapel Baptist Church in Naples, with the Rev. J. M. Brooks officiating.  Burial was in the Morning Star Cemetery.  Mrs. Byrd was born January 2, 1915.  She was a homemaker and a member of the White Oak Chapel Christian Church in Omaha.  Survivors include two stepsons, Vernon Byrd of Brownfield, TX, and Ernest Byrd of Tyler; two stepdaughters, Ermaline Wilkerson of Naples, and Codella Porter of Oakland, CA; 12 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; two nieces; and a number of other relatives.   (Section C Left – South Side)

 

CANNON, BARNEY                                        May 11, 1905 – February 7, 1996

Barney Cannon, 90, of Naples, died Wednesday, February 7, at Titus Regional Medical Center in Mt. Pleasant.  Funeral services were Monday, February 12, at the Antioch Baptist Church in Naples, with the Rev. Rochelle officiating.  Burial was in the Morning Star Cemetery at Naples.  Mr. Cannon was born May 11, 1905, in Naples.  He is survived by his wife, Anna Belle Cannon of  Naples; sisters, Opal Holloway, Amanda D. Boren, Lula P. Hiner and Florida L. Blaylock, all of Naples; brothers, Henry B. Cannon Sr. of Los Angeles, and Moses P. Cannon Jr., of Texarkana; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. (Section C Left South Side)

 

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

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

 

CANNON, THEODORE SR.                            October 24, 1928 – April 2, 1996

THEODORE CANNON SR., 68, of Naples, died Tuesday, April 2, 1996, in Naples.  Funeral services were at 1:30 pm, Saturday, April 6, at the Norris Samuel Curry CME Church in Naples, with the Rev. Q T Williams officiating.  Burial was in the Morning Star Cemetery in Naples.  Mr. Cannon was born October 24, 1928 in Naples.  Survivors include his wife, Oberia Cannon of  Naples; one son and daughter-in-law, Oliver and Jacqueline Cannon of El Paso; two daughters, Natalie Ross of Las Vegas, NV, and Vonceil Cobb of Crestview, FL; two sisters, Jewel Boyd of Tacoma, WA, and Mary Lane Simmons of Oakland, CA; six grandsons and a number of other relatives.  (Section C, Left, South Side)

 

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

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

 

CARPENTER, WILSON                          March 10, 1917 – November 13, 1997

Wilson Carpenter, 80, of Naples, died Friday, November 14, 1997, at his home.  Funeral services were at 2 pm, Wednesday, at the Antioch Baptist Church in Naples, with the Rev. James E. Boyce officiating.  Burial was in the Morning Star Cemetery at Naples.  Mr. Carpenter was born March 10, 1917, in Omaha.  He was a member of the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church.  Survivors include his wife, Ella Mae Carpenter of Naples who he married November 12, 1938; a brother, Milton Carpenter of Naples; and one sister, Leverda Smith of Naples.  (Section C, L South Side)

 

COFFEY, ETHEL DELOIS                          March 19, 1942 – October 15, 1995

ETHEL DELOIS COFFEY, 53, died October 15, 1995, at Arlington Memorial Hospital in Arlington, TX.  Funeral services were Friday, October 20, at 1 pm, at the Antioch Baptist Church in Naples with the Rev. James Boyce officiating.  Burial was in the Morning Star Cemetery at Naples.  Ms. Coffey was born March 19, 1942 in Naples. (Sec C, L South Side)

 

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

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

 

COFFEY, TOMMIE C                                            May 3, 1927 – June 24, 1998

Tommie C. Coffey, 71, of Naples, died Wednesday, June 24, 1998.  Funeral services were at 2 pm, Monday, June 28, at the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church at Naples, with the Rev. James Boyce and the Rev. Q. T. Williams officiating.  Burial was in the Morning Star Cemetery at Naples.  Mr. Coffey was born May 3, 1927 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Coffey.  He was a member of the N. S. Curry Church at an early age.  Survivors include his wife, Georgia Wright Coffey; four daughters, Ester Mason, Anna Hill and Mary Hill, all of Naples, and Georgia Mae Boyd of Dallas; one son, Lumdale Wright of Naples; three sisters, Ella Mae Carpenter and Jewel Heath of Naples, and Martha White of Arlington; two brothers, Lourenza Coffey and George Coffey of Naples; an aunt, Minnie Stiggers of Naples; an uncle, Jim Coffey of Greenville; twenty grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren.  (Sec C, L South Side)

 

COLLINS, FLORINE                               February 28, 1914 – October 26, 1996

Florine Collins, 82, of Naples, died Saturday, October 26, 1996, at Redbud Retreat Nursing Home in Naples.  Funeral services were at 11 am, Thursday, October 31, at Norris S. Currey CME Church of Naples.  Burial was in the Morning Star Cemetery at Naples.  Miss Collins was born February 28, 1914, in Morris County.  She was a homemaker and member of the Methodist Church.  Survivors include a sister, Christene Johns of Houston; three nephews and nieces-in-law, Nathaniel and Delores Collins Jr., of Texarkana, Hobart P. and Yvonne Collins of Hampton, VA, and Patrick M. and Lee Ann Collins of Naples; three nieces and nephews-in-law, Mary E. and Dewey Moss of Detroit, MI, Sara and Richard Washington of Corsicana, and Raydonna and Lester Hall of Waco; a brother-in-law, Willie McCann of Houston; a sister-in-law, Lorraine Collins of Naples; and a host of cousins and friends.  (At Ravine)

 

DANIELS, BEVERLY PEARL                       January 28, 1942 – April 18, 1996

BEVERLY PEARL DANIELS, 54, of Mt. Pleasant, died Thursday, April 18, 1996 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler.  Funeral services were at noon Tuesday, April 23, at the Union Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. F. E. Hargraves officiating.  Interment was in the Morning Star Cemetery at Naples.  Ms. Daniels was born January 28, 1942, to Mary K. Petty and Pleas Daniels.  She was first a member of the Cottrell Chapel CME Church of Naples, and then with Union Chapel Baptist Church where she served as a member of the senior choir.  She graduated from George Washington Carver High School at Omaha-Naples, attended East Texas State University, Texarkana Community College and Northeast Texas Community College.  She was employed with the Mt. Pleasant School District where she was a paraprofessional and a bus driver.  She is survived by three children and their spouses, LaTonya and Raymond Ellis St., of Cason, Wesley and Anissa Turner, and Jackie Johnson, all of Pittsburg; four grandchildren, Durron W. Turner, Brandi Green, Raymond Ellis Jr., and Malik Ellis; her mther and stepfather, Mary K. and B. J. Boyd of Naples; sisters, Linda Kelly of Omaha, Joyce Boyd of Mesquite, and Stephanie Boyd of Naples; two brothers, Bobby and Ray Daniels, both of Texarkana; a grandmother, Ella Mae Armstrong of Naples; an aunt, Willie Pearl Boyd of Naples; a Godsister, Gloria Mitchell; a number of nieces, nephews and cousins, and a host of other relatives and friends. (Section C Left; South Side)

 

DENWEED, EDDIE                                    November 12, 1924 – June 17, 1998

Eddie Denweed, 73, of Naples, died Wednesday, June 17, 1998, at Titus Regional Medical Center in Mt. Pleasant.  Funeral services were at 2 pm, Wednesday, June 24, at the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Naples, with the Rev. James Boyce officiating.  Burial was in the Morning Star Cemetery.  Mr. Denweed was born November 12, 1924, in Naples.  He was a retired cook with Arlington Community Hospital, and a member of the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church.  Survivors include one son, Earnest Hubbard of Arlington; three brothers, George Coffey, Tommie Coffey and Lourenza Coffey, all of Naples; three sisters, Ella Mae Carpenter and Jewel Heath, both of Naples, and Martha White of Arlington; and two grandchildren.  ( Sec C, L South Side)

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

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

HAWKINS, TOMMIE                                       August 20, 1951 – May 10, 2009 Tommie Jean Hawkins, 57, of Naples, Texas, died Sunday, May 10, 2009, in a local hospital.  Mr. Hawkins was born Aug. 20, 1951, in Bryan Mills, Texas.  He was a farmer and a member of Norris Curry CME Church.  Survivors include his wife, Oretha Johnson; his mother, S. L. Hawkins; one brother, George Richard Coffey of Naples; four sisters, Charlene Hawkins, Sylblene Hawkins and Burnette Coffey of Naples and Darlene Harris of Palmer, Texas; and a number of other relatives.  Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Norris Curry CME Church with the Rev. M. Darty officiating.  Burial will be in Morning Star Cemetery under direction of Harmon Funeral Home.  (Location Unknown)        

HENDERSON, JAMES HAROLD                 February 20, 1938 – July 20, 2000

Services for Mr. James Harold Henderson, 62, of Naples were Monday, July 24, 2000 at Antioch Baptist Church with the Rev. James Boyce officiating.  Mr. Henderson was born Feb. 20, 1938 in Naples.  He died Thursday, July 20, 2000 at his residence.  He was a retired employee of the City of Naples water department maintenance, a US Air Force veteran, a member of Masonic Lodge No. 52, a deacon and a volunteer fireman for the city of Naples.  Survivors include his mother, Sophia Henderson of Naples; one son, James F. Henderson of Germany; two daughters, Beverly Lynn of DeSoto and Diedra Totten of Houston; two brothers, Bobby Henderson of San Antonio and Willie N. Henderson of Omaha; and seven grandchildren.  Burial was in Morning Star Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

HENDERSON, SOPHIE                                 November 7, 1915 – July 23, 2008

Services for Sophie Henderson, 92, of Naples, were July 29, 2008, at Antioch Baptist Church in Naples, with  the Rev. James Boyce and Rev. Art Wilson officiating.  Mrs. Henderson was born November 7, 1915, in Darden, Texas, the daughter of Willie and Victoria Miller Wilson.  She died July 23, 2008, in Mt. Pleasant.  She was retired from Red River Army Depot, was a member of Lodge #232 Heroines of Jericho, Mary Allen Court and was the oldest member of Antioch Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Jacob Henderson; a son, James Harold Henderson; her parents; 17 brothers and sisters; two great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.  Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Bobby Dan and Mary L Henderson of San Antonio and Willie Norman and Mary V Henderson of Naples; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.  Pallbearers were Anthony Stokes, Patrick Collins, Ed Robinson, Bobby Whetstone, George Robinson and Charles Moore.  Honorary pallbearers included Willie N Henderson Jr., James F. Henderson, Ronald D. Henderson, Robert D. Henderson, Mark Lynn, Robert Nelson, Julius E. Counter, Daniel A. Counter, Anthony S. Foster, Erik S. Totten and Jacolby Simmons.  Burial was in Morning Star Cemetery.   (Location Unknown)

 

HICKS, FANNIE BAKER                                        June 6, 1921 – July 29, 1997

Mrs. Fannie Baker Hicks, 76, of Naples, died Tuesday, July 29, 1997, at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview.  Funeral services were at noon, Saturday, August 2, at Norris s. Curry CME Church in Naples, with the Rev. W. T. Wilkins officiating.  Burial was in the Morning Star Cemetery at Naples.  Mrs. Hicks was born June 6, 1921 in Naples.  Survivors include Debra Reeves, Connie Buford, Phyllis Mike-Strange of Dallas; Nicole Buford of Grand Prairie; Julia Miller and Will T. Cannon of Naples;  Wayne Baker of Daingerfield; and a host of family and friends.  (Sec C, L South Side)

 

HILL, JOHNNY LEE, JR                                        May 5, 1978 – April 19, 1996

JOHNNY HILL, JR., 17, of Hughes Springs, died Friday, April 19, 1996, at a Hughes Springs nursing home.  Graveside services were at 2 pm, Tuesday, April 23, at the Morning Star Cemetery with the Rev. W. F. Warren officiating.  Johnny Lee was born May 5, 1978, in Naples.  Survivors include his parents, Lorietta Hill of Naples, and Johnny Carpenter of Dallas; two brothers, Adarryl Hill and Mark Hill, both of Naples; a sister, LaTecia Hill of Naples; his grandfather, Johnny Carpenter of Farmersville; and two grandmothers, Mattie Richmond and Polly Carpenter, both of Naples.  (Sec C, L of S Side)

 

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

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

in Naples.  (Location Unknown)

 

HOLLAWAY, OPAL                                          March 12, 1907 – June 18, 2003

Services for Mrs. Opal Hollaway, 96, of Naples, were Monday, June 23, at Antioch Baptist Church with the Rev. James Boyce officiating.  Mrs. Hollaway was born March 12, 1907, in Naples.  She died Wednesday, June 18, 2003 in Omaha.  She was a homemaker, member of Antioch Baptist Church where she sang in the choir, and Heroines of Jericho, Mary Allen Court 232.  Survivors include one daughter-in-law, Margaret P. Jefferson of Naples; one brother, Henry Bryant Cannon of Los Angeles; three sisters, Amanda D. Bouren, Lula P. Hiner and Florida L. Blaylock of Naples; one grandchild; and a number of other relatives.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Bonnie Hollaway; and one son, Bonnie D. Jefferson.  Interment was at Morning Star Cemetery in Naples.  (Sec C, L South Side)

 

HUEY, MARY RODGERS                       September 10, 1947 – March 14, 1998

Mary Rodgers Huey, 50, of Naples, died Saturday, March 14, 1998, in a Tyler hospital.  Funeral services were at 2 pm, Wednesday, March 18, at the Norris S. Curry CME Church in Naples, with the Rev. Q. T. Williams officiating.  Burial was at the Morning Star Cemetery in Naples, under the direction of the Reeder-Davis Funeral Home of Hughes Springs.  Mrs. Huey was born September 10, 1947, in Cass County.  She was a homemaker and member of the Norris S Curry CME Church.  Survivors include her husband, Lonnie Eugene Huey of Naples; her mother, Anita Nickleberry of Naples; her father, Wilburn Rodgers of Oxnard, CA; her step-father, A. D. Nickleberry of Salt Lake City, UT; a grandmother, Odella Nickleberry of Naples; three sons, William H. Rainey Jr, of Austin, Rickey Huey and Tracy Huey of Naples; two daughters, Tijuana Huey of Naples, and Carla Nickleberry of Longview; a brother, Calvert Nickleberry of Naples; three sisters, Carolyn Nickleberry of Linden, Merlyn Lafayette of Naples, and Cynthia Kidd of Waco; six grandchildren; and many other relatives.(Sec C L Southside)

 

JACKSON, IOWA                                                 August 12, 1901 – July 1, 1996

Iowa Jackson, 94, of Naples, died Monday, July 1, 1996, at Elmwood Nursing Home in Omaha.  Funeral services were at 11 am, Saturday, July 6, at the Norris S. Curry CME Church in Naples, with the Rev. R. A. Lewis officiating.  Burial was in the Morning Star Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home.  Mrs. Jackson was born August 12, 1901, in Jefferson.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Norris S Curry CME Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Moody Jackson.  Survivors include one son, Leroy Jackson of Oakland, CA; two daughters, Lola Reed and Katherine Bowles, both of Naples; seven grandchildren, Waola Turner and Margie Hardiman of Naples, Wayne Robinson of Alameda, CA, Melvin Robinson of Omaha, Dorothy Johnson of Chicago, and Sophia Jackson and Sondra Jackson, both of Oakland, CA; 13 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.  (Sec C Left S Side)

 

JEFFERSON, BONNIE D                                March 22, 1929 – March 1, 2000

Services for Mr. Bonnie D. Jefferson, 70, of Naples will be Saturday, March 11, 2000 at 11 am, at the Paul Pewitt High School Auditorium.  The Rev. James E. Boyce will officiate.  Mr. Jefferson was born March 22, 1929.  He died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at Titus Regional Medical Center in Mt. Pleasant.  Mr. Jefferson retired from Red River Army Depot as a production controller after 38 years.  Survivors include his wife, Margaret P. Jefferson of Naples; mother, Mrs. Opal Cannon Holloway of Naples; one daughter, Sharon Michelle King of Hooks; two sisters, Rosie Blalock of Atlanta and Sherry L. Hood of Naples; four aunts, Amanda Bouren, Lula P. Hiner and Florida L. Blaylock, all of Naples and Alva L. Finley of Atlanta; two uncles, Moses P. Cannon, Jr. of Texarkana and Henry B. Cannon, Sr. of Los Angeles, CA; six nieces, four nephews, a number of play sisters and brothers, godsons and daughters, other relatives and many friends.  Burial will be in the Morning Star Cemetery in Naples under the direction of Haynes Mortuary.  (Location Unknown)

 

KING, CAROLYN FINESE                               August 28, 1950 – May 16, 1998

Funeral services for Carolyn Finese King of Inglewood, CA, formerly of Naples, were at 1 pm, Saturday, May 23, 1998, at the Morning Star Baptist Church in Naples, with the Rev. Rochelle, the Rev. Q. T. Williams and the Rev. Weldon Daniels officiating.  She was the daughter of the late Irene Cledell King and John Howard.  Her mother and sister, Dorothy, preceded her in death.  Survivors include a brother, Lowell Gene Huey of Beaumont; a son, Jerrod Ballard of Los Angeles; three aunts and an uncle, Mrs. Classie Reed of Beaumont, and Mrs. Wilma Johnson and Mrs. Hazel Porter, both of Naples; Herman King of Naples; and a host of cousins and friends.  Burial was in the John H. Harmon Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Adrian Porter, Billy Glenn Tarver, Geromy Tarver, Hurley Tarver, Sr., Weldon Davis Daniels III, and Larry Betts. (Marker Sec D R)

 

KING, HERMAN                                                        May 5, 1927 – July 1, 2001

Services for Mr. Herman King, 74, of Naples were Saturday, July 7, 2001 at Antioch Baptist Church with the Rev. James Boyce officiating.  Mr. King was born May 5, 1927 in Morris Co.  He died Sunday, July 1, 2001 in Mt. Pleasant.  He was a laborer in steel production.  Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Regina King of Atlanta, GA, Kerry and Joyce King of San Antonio; three sisters, Classie Reed, Wilma Johnson and Hazel Porter, all of Naples; special friend, Maurine White; seven grandchildren and a host of other relatives.  Interment was at Morning Star Cemetery.  (Sec A-R)

 

KING, WINFRED CHARLES                            July 30, 1948 – October 4, 1996

Winfred Charles King, 48, of Naples, died Friday, October 4, 1996, at Parkland Hospital in Dallas.  Funeral services were at 1 pm, Wednesday, October 9, at the Morning Star Baptist Church in Naples, with the Rev. John Smith and the Rev. W. F. Warren officiating.  Mr. King was born July 30, 1948, and was a graduate of Carver High School at Naples.  He was a member of the Baptist Church, and a veteran.  Survivors include one son, Tracy King of New York; and four sisters, Bessie mae Dacus of Dallas, Debra Jean Porter of Longview, Gina Warolynn Blake of Los Angeles, and Wanda Ruth Daniels of Fort Worth.  Serving as pallbearers were Johnny Thomas, James Thomas, George Murphy, Michael Lovelace, Connie Jones and Melvin Robinson Jr.  (D Right Side)

 

MARTIN, ODESSIE                                             June 3, 1911 – March 29, 1996

Odessie Martin, 84, of Daingerfield, died Friday, March 29, 1996, at Titus Regional Medical Center in Mt. Pleasant.  Funeral services were at 10 am, Friday, April 5, at the Morning Star Baptist Church in Naples, with the Rev. Thomas Hood officiating.  Burial was in the Morning Star Cemetery at Naples, under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home.  Mrs. Martin was born June 3, 1911, in Daingerfield.  She was a member of the Morning Star Baptist Church of Naples, and had worked as a maid in private homes.  She was preceded in death by her husband, J. P. Martin Jr.; a son, Roy Martin; and a daughter, Virgie Martin.  Survivors include eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren along with a number of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.  ( Marker has born March 6, 1911.) (At Ravine)

 

MARTIN, SALLIE FAYE                             April 8, 1937 – November 26, 1999

Services for Mrs. Sallie Faye Martin, 62, of Naples were Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999 at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Naples.  Mrs. Martin was born April 8, 1937 in Naples.  She died Friday, Nov. 26, 1999 at Titus Regional Medical Center in Mt. Pleasant.  She was retired from Day & Zimmerman and was a member of Antioch Baptist Church.  Survivors include her husband, Dennis Martin of Naples; three sons, Willie Everett of SC, Charles Mason of Cason, and Bishop Mason of Daingerfield; mother, Arthur Mae McCoy of Naples; one brother, James Favors of OK; and two grandchildren.  Interment was in Morning Star Cemetery.  The Rev. James E. Boyce officiated.  (Location Unknown)

MILES, JOHN WESLEY                                              January 11, 1927 -- August 3, 2009

Services for Mr. John Wesley Miles, 82, of Naples, were August 8, 2009, at New testament Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Peters officiating.  Mr. Miles was born January 11, 1927, in Naples.  He died August 3, 2009, at his home.  He was a member of New Testament Baptist Church and was a veteran of the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict.  Survivors include a stepson, Scott Miles of Newburgh, New York; two daughters, Donna Miles of Poughkeepsi, New York, and Regina Baptiste of Houston; guarddaughter, Velonia Naze Demery of Atlanta, Texas, and special friend for 16 years, Maxine Nanez of Atlanta.  Burial was in Morning Star Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

MILLER, NEODER                                       January 1, 1914 – March 16, 2001

Services for Mrs. Neoder Miller, 87, of Naples will be conducted today, Wednesday, March 21, 2001 at 2 pm at Morning Star Baptist Church in Naples with the Rev. Richard K. Robinson officiating.  Mrs. Miller was born January 1, 1914 in Cass Co.  She died Friday, March 16, 2001 in Mt. Pleasant.  She was a homemaker and a member of Unionville Baptist Church, where she was a charter member.  Survivors include her husband, Daniel Miller of Naples; one sister, Vernessa Robinson of Naples; four sisters-in-law, Mary E. Mack, Julia Miller, Lula K. Taylor and Evelyn Strickland; several nephews, nieces, her church family and a host of friends.  Interment was at Morning Star Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

 

MOORE, LINDA                                           April 3, 1924 – November 26, 2003

Graveside services for Ms. Linda Moore, 79, of Naples, were Tuesday, December 2, 2003 at Morning Star Cemetery with the Rev. Anthony E. Jones, Sr. officiating.  Mrs. Moore was born April 3, 1924 in Morris Co.  She died Wednesday, November 26, 2003, in a Tyler hospital.  She was a supervisor in health care.  She is survived by one sister, Flora McGill of Mt. Pleasant; two brothers, Shepherd Moore, Jr. of Dallas and Vivian E. Moore of Phenix, AZ; and numerous other relatives.  (Location Unknown)

 

MOORE, MARGARET                                    May 22, 1939 – October 18, 2007

Services for Mrs. Margaret Moore, 68, of Omaha, were October 29, 2007, at Antioch Baptist Church with the Rev. Adolphus Talton officiating.  Mrs. Moore was born May 22, 1939, in Naples.  She died October 18, 2007, in Omaha.  She was a Baptist and operated a retail business in Dallas.  Survivors include seven brothers, Billy Lloyd Talton and Carl Anthony Talton both of Dallas, Harold Talton of Marshall, Willie Stiggers of Oakland, CA, and Donnie Carter, Timothy Carter, and Tommy Carter all of San Diego, CA; five sisters, Carol Talton of Houston, Annette Carter-Peoples, Lynn Carter and Ethel Carter all of San Diego, and Carol Carter of Las Vegas; one aunt, Minnie Rogers of Omaha.  Burial was in Morning Star Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

 

NICKLEBERRY, CAROLYN                       July 23, 1949 – July 24, 2000

Services for Mrs. Carolyn Nickleberry, 51, of Linden were Friday, July 28, 2000 at Norris S. Curry CME Church with Arthur Miller officiating.   Mrs. Nickleberry was born July 23, 1949 in Cass Co.  She died Monday, July 24, 2000 in a Longview hospital.  She was a medical technician.  Survivors include one daughter, LaTonya Nickleberry of Houston; parents, A. D. Nickleberry of Salt Lake City and Anita Nickleberry of Naples; two sisters, Merlyn Lafayette of Naples and Cynthia Murphy of Longview; grandmother, Odella Nickleberry of Naples; and a number of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.  Burial was in Morning Star Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

 

NORMAN, JOYCE RUTH                     December 15, 1945 – October 13, 1995

JOYCE RUTH NORMAN, 49, of Dallas, died Monday, October 13, 1995, at Methodist Hospital in Dallas.  Funeral services were Saturday, November 4, at the Norris S Curry CME Church in Naples, with the Rev. Cleo Pearson officiating.  Interment was at the Morning Star Cemetery at Naples.  Survivors include a daughter, Donna K. Norman of Detroit; a son, Barry J. Norman of Dallas; two brothers; nine sisters; a grandson, Adonis D. Wilson of Dallas; and a host of other relatives and friends.  ( Sec D L at Fork Bet A & C)

 

PORTER, VIVIAN SR                              March 28, 1923 – September 30, 2000

Services for Mr. Vivian Porter, Sr., 77, of Naples were Friday, Oct. 6, 2000 at Brown’s Temple CME Church at Omaha, with the Rev. R. B. King officiating.  Mr. Porter was born Mar. 28, 1923 in Naples.  He died Sep. 30, 2000 at Medical Center of McKinney.  Mr. Porter attended schools in Naples, and was a retiree from Red River Army Depot.  He had served with the US Army.  Survivors include his wife, Almonia Roland of McKinney; four sons, Vivian Porter, Jr., Larry Grant and Adrian Porter of Longview and Geromy Porter of Arlington; three daughters, Jackie Paul of Ft. Worth, Betty Scroggins of  Bakersfield, CA, and Debra Byrd of Omaha; 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives.  Burial was in the Morning Star Cemetery at Naples, and pallbearers were Hurley Tarver, Herman King, Charlie Young, Tom Evans, Clifford Turner and John Taylor.  (Location Unknown)

 

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

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

 

REED, LOLA                                           October 12, 1919 – November 24, 2000

Services for Mrs. Lola Reed, 81, of Omaha, were Wednesday, November 29, at the Noriss S Curry Methodist Church in Naples, with the Rev. James O. Hood officiating.  Mrs. Reed was born October 12, 1919, in Naples.  She died Friday, November 24, 2000, in Mt. Pleasant.  She was a member of Norris S Curry CME Church, and was an employee of the David Granberry memorial Hospital at Naples for 17 years.  Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Waola and Clifford Turner, and Margie Hardiman, all of Naples; brother and sister-in-law, Leroy and Melba Jackson of Oakland, CA; sisters and brother-in-law, Iris Canada of San Francisco, Catherine and Cornelius Bowles of Naples; six grandchildren, Mary Talton of Mt. Pleasant, Deborah and Bryan Boyd of Cason, Richard and Jeanette Turner of Sasn Diego, Donna and James Hood of Arlington, Keith and Michelle Turner of Murrietta, CA, and DuJuana Warren of Macombe, MS; 13 great-grandchildren; and sic great-great-grandchildren.  Burial was in the Morning Star Cemetery at Naples.  (Location Unknown)

 

RICHARDSON, LOUELLA WILKERSON        January 10, 1910 – March 23, 2009

Services for Mrs. Louella Wilkerson Richardson, 99, of Naples, were March 28, 2009, at Morning Star Baptist Church with the Rev. C. E. Williams and the Rev. Richard Keith Robinson officiating.  Mrs. Richardson was born January 10, 1910, in Naples.  She died March 23, 2009, in Mt. Pleasant.  She was a member of Wilkerson Temple COGIC of Naples.  She was preceded in death by her husband; three children, Cledell Cranford, Cluren Cranford and James Cranford; and one grandchild, Clarence Anthony Mure.  Survivors include one daughter, Nancy Parrish of Naples; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Emma Robinson of Hawkins; seven grandchildren, Craven Andre Mure of Berkeley, CA, Candi Richardson of Houston, Lawrence Parrish and Cluren Stacey Parrish of Dallas, Maryilynn Collier of Mesa, AZ, Ava Norris of De Soto, and La Tecia Parrish of Katy; 26 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.  Burial was in Morning Star Cemetery at Naples.  (Location Unknown)

ROBINSON, ALLEN                                            July 4, 1912 – January 5, 1996

ALLEN ROBINSON, 83, of Naples, died January 5, 1996, at the Linden Memorial Hospital.  Funeral services were at 11 am, Tuesday, January 9, at the Antioch Baptist Church in Naples, with the Rev. James Boyce officiating.  Burial was in the Morning Star Cemetery at Naples.  Mr. Robinson was born July 4, 1912, at Naples, and was longtime resident of the local area.  Survivors include his wife, Myrtee Robinson of Naples; a sister, Josephine Graham of Los Angeles, CA; two brothers, L. W. Robinson of Oxnard, CA, and Clarence Robinson of Naples; and a host of other relatives and friends. (Sec C, Left, South Side)

 

ROBINSON, JAY HORACE                        June 15, 1930 – December 22, 1995

JAY HORACE ROBINSON, 65, of Naples, died Friday, December 22, 1995 at his home following a lengthy illness.  Funeral services were at 1 pm, Friday, December 29, at the New Testament Baptist Church in Naples, with the Rev. Joe Rochelle officiating.  Burial was in the Morning Star Cemetery at Naples.  Mr. Robinson was born June 15, 1930, in Naples.  He was a maintenance worker, member of the New Testament Baptist Church, and an Air Force veteran.  Survivors include two sons, Claude Robinson of Phoenix, AZ, and Johnny Robinson of Florence, AZ; two daughters, Linda Byrd of Naples, and Patricia Jefferson of Glendale, AZ; his father, Allen Robinson of Naples; a brother, Luke C. Mitchell of Harlingen, TX; a special friend, Joyce Bonner of Naples; five grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. (Sec D, Left Side at Fork Bet A & C)

 

ROBINSON, JOHNNIE MAE                       August 2, 1903 – October 20, 1998

Services for Johnnie Mae Robinson, 95, of Houston, formerly of Naples, were conducted Saturday, October 24, 1998 at Antioch Baptist Church.  Mrs. Robinson was born August 2, 1903, in Morris Co.  She died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1998, in a Houston hospital.  She was a member of Gethsemane Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Robinson.  Survivors include one daughter, Eddie Mae Larry of Houston; and two sister, Dianne Cole of Houston and Minnie Lewis of Naples.  Burial will be in Morning Star Cemetery under the direction of Tumey Mortuary.  The Rev. James Boyce officiated.  (Sec A-R)

 

ROBINSON, MYRTEE                            February 20, 1914 – January 21, 1999

Services for Myrtee Robinson, 84, of Naples will be at 1 pm Thursday, January 28, 1999 at Norris Curry CME Church in Naples.  Mrs. Robinson was born Feb. 20, 1914, in Naples.  She died Thursday, Jan. 21, 1999, in a Mt. Pleasant hospital.  She was an employee of Red River Army Depot, member of Norris S Curry CME Church in Naples, and Heroines of Jericho.  Survivors include two sisters, Charlie Mae Jackson of Harlingen, and Virgil Pierce of Compton, CA; two brothers-in-law, Clarence Robinson of  Naples and Gordon Pierce of Compton; one sister-in-law, Jessie Mae Robinson of Naples; and a number of other relatives.  The Rev. Q. T. Williams will officiate.  Burial will be in Morning Star Cemetery under direction of Tumey Mortuary in Mt. Pleasant.  (Sec C, L South Side)

 

ROBINSON, VERNESSA B                              May 13, 1912 – August 24, 2004

Services for Mrs. Vernessa B. Robinson, 92, of Naples, were Sunday, August 29, 2004, at Antioch Baptist Church in Naples with the Rev. Richard Robinson officiating.  Mrs. Robinson was born May 13, 1912, in Naples.  She died Tuesday, August 24, 2004, in Mt. Pleasant.  She was a homemaker and a Baptist.  Survivors include one daughter, Helen Robinson of Naples; three grandchildren and spouses, Richard K. and Doneta Robinson of Hawkins, Cheri and Michael Hunter of East St. Louis, IL, and Kami and James Simon of Hopemills, NC; six great-grandchildren, Ciara, Fannie, Jenee, Corintha, Andrea, Nicole; brother-in-law, Daniel Miller of Dallas; sister-in-law, Mary Ella Mack of Linden; and a host of other relatives, church family, friends and extended family.  Interment was at Morning Star Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

 

 

SANDERS, JANNIE L                                             June 2, 1916 – June 12, 1996

Jannie L. Sanders, 80, of Naples, died Wednesday, June 12, at Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.  Funeral services were at 3 pm, Monday, June 17, at the Roberson Temple Church of God in Christ in Omaha with Elder Neotis Roberson officiating.  Burial was in the Morning Star Cemetery at Naples.  Mrs. Sanders was born June 2, 1916, in Omaha.  Survivors include her husband, Mitchell Sanders of Naples; a sister, Mattie Lee Warren of Naples; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.  (At Ravine)

 

SANDERS, MITCHELL                             May 26, 1917 – September 14, 2001

Services for Mr. Mitchell Sanders, 84, of Naples were Saturday, September 22, 2001 at Roberson Temple COGIC with Elder Neotis Roberson officiating.  Mr. Mitchell was born May 26, 1917 in Dallas.  He died Friday, September 14, 2001 in Naples.  He was a retired railroad repairman, a member and deacon of Roberson Temple Church of God in Christ and World War II veteran.  Survivors include three nieces, Ellen Moore, Cynthia Boyce and Keaundrea Boyce, three nephews, Willie C. Lee, Kendrick Boyce and Kerry Boyce; all of Texarkana; special friend, Myrtha Johnson of Naples and a number of other relatives.  Burial was at Morning Star Cemetery.  (At Ravine)

 

SHEPPARD, ROOSEVELT                          January 24, 1939 – March 6, 2007

Services for Mr. Roosevelt Sheppard, 67, of Naples, were March 10, 2007, at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. James E. Boyce officiating.  Mr. Sheppard was born January 24, 1939, in Naples.  He died March 6, 2007, at Heritage Nursing Home.  He was a lifelong resident of Naples, a member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, and a laborer.  He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.  Survivors include three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Roy C. and Janie Smith of Texarkana, Charles M. and Melva Smith of Antioch, CA, and Willie J. Smith of Dallas; three sisters, Annie Smith of Naples, Patricia Reeves of Tyler, and Catherine Whetstone of Topeka, KS.  Burial was in Morning Star Cemetery at Naples.  (Location Unknown)

 

SMITH, LEVERTA                           September 30, 1915 – November 11, 1999

Services for mother, homemaker, member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church and lifetime resident of Naples, Mrs. Leverta Smith, 84, of Naples, were Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999 at the Antioch Baptist Church.  Mrs. Smith was born Sept. 30, 1915 in Morris Co.  She died Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999 at Redbud Retreat Nursing Home in Naples.  Survivors include six sons, R. L. Shepherd of Naples, Roy C. Smith of Texarkana, Willie J. Smith of Dallas, Charles M Smith of Dublin, CA, Elsa A. Smith of Naples, and Ray D. Smith of Dallas; three daughters, Annie Smith of Naples, Catherine Smith Whetstone of Topeka, KS, and Patricia Reeves of Tyler; 15 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.  Pallbearers were Charlie C. Young, John L. Taylor, George A. Gamble, R. J. Johnson, Donald Matthew and Jack Martin.  Honorary pallbearers were grandsons and nephews.  Burial was in Morning Star Cemetery under the direction of John R. Harmon Undertaking Company in Daingerfield with the Rev. James E. Boyce officiating.  She was preceded in death by her husband. Hershel Smith.  (Sec D, L at Fork bet A & C)

 

STIGERS, WILLIE                                         January 22, 1919 – April 30, 1999

Services for Mr. Willie Stigers, 89, of Naples, were held Wednesday, May 5, 1999 at Morning Star Baptist Church with the Rev. C. E. Williams officiating.  Mr. Stigers was born Jan. 22, 1910, in Naples.  He died Friday, April 30, 1999 in an area hospital.  He was a retired construction worker, member and deacon of Morning Star Baptist Church, chairman of the deacon board and groundskeeper.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Stigers; one son, Willie Stigers, Jr.; and one daughters, Fayrene Buster.  Survivors include two daughters, Nadine Warren of Wichita Falls, and Iva Jean Harris of Greenville; 10 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.  Burial was held in Morning Star Cemetery under the direction of Tumey Mortuary.  (Sec C, L South Side)

 

TALTON, WILLIE                                           February 1, 1916 – May 22, 2002

Services for Mr. Willie Talton, 86, of Omaha were Saturday, May 25, 2002 at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Adolphus Talton officiating.  Mr. Talton was born February 1, 1916 in Naples.  He died Wednesday, May 22, 2002 in Mt. Pleasant.  He was retired from Red River Army Depot and a Baptist.  Survivors include three sons, Billy Talton and Carl Talton of Dallas and Harold Talton of Marshall; two daughters, Margaret Moore of Dallas and Carol Harrison of Houston; one sister, Minnie Rodgers of Omaha; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and a number of other relatives.  Interment was at Morning Star Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

 

TARVER, CLEDELL                                     September 28, 1932 – May 4, 2003

Services for Mrs. Cledell Tarver, 70, of Naples, were Saturday, May 10, 2003, at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. C. E. Williams officiating.  Mrs. Tarver was born September 28, 1932, in Morris Co.  She died Sunday, May 4, 2003, in Naples.  She attended Carver High School, was a member of Church by the Side of the Road and Order of the Eastern Star, both in Berkley, CA.  Survivors include her mother, Lovella Richardson; one son, Claven Mure; one brother and sister-in-law, the Rev. Richard K. Robinson and Doretha; one sister, nancy Parrish; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild.  She was preceded in death by her father, Cleveland Richardson; two brothers, James and Cluren Richardson; and one son, Clarence.  Interment was at Morning Star Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

 

TARVER, FREDDIE                                   August 13, 1954 – December 5, 2004

Services for Mr. Freddie Tarver, 50, of Naples, were Saturday, December 11, 2004, at Morning Star Baptist Church.  Mr. Tarver was born August 13, 954, in Naples.  He died Sunday, December 5, 2004, in Naples.  He was a US Army veteran, a member of Brown’s Temple CME Church and a longtime resident of Naples.  Survivors include one son, Corrie Tarver of Plano; his mother, Hazel Porter of Naples; six brothers, Oneff Tarver, Sr. of Dovavill, GA, Charlie Tarver of Dayton, OH, Hurley Tarver of Naples, Billy Tarver of Detroit, MI, Adrian Porter of Longview and Geramy Porter; two sisters, Arnetta Betts of Dallas and Tammy Caldron of Downey, CA; and two grandchildren.  Interment was at Morning Star Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

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

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

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

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

 

THOMAS, NATHAN                                    September 25, 1975 – June 4, 2009

Services for Mr. Nathan Thomas, 33, of Naples, were June 10, 2009, at Norris S. Curry CME with the Rev. Melvina Darty officiating.  Mr. Thomas was born September 25, 1975, in Naples.  He died June 4, 2009.  He was self employed, a graduate of Paul Pewitt High School and Trinity Welding School and a member of Norris S. Curry CME Church.  He was preceded in death by his father, Virgil Webb; his grandparents; and one uncle, James Thomas.  Survivors include his wife, Judea Thomas of Naples; three sons, De Zion Watkins, Kody Ryan Thomas and Trent White of  Naples; one daughter, Jayde White of Naples; his mother, Minnie Thomas of Naples; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Christopher Thomas of Naples, and Benjamin and Shanetta Thomas of Janeville, CA; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Julie and Namon Harris of Texarkana, Carla Thomas as Houston, and Nicole Webb of Jonesboro, AR; four aunts, Sally Hill of Naples, Virginia Boyd of Cason, Betty Mitchell of Omaha, and Alice and R. T. Traylor of Longview; three uncles, Johnny Thomas and wife, Dorris of Naples, Leroy Thomas and wife, Emily of Richmond, VA, and Bobby Thomas of Grady, AR; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.  Burial was in Morning Star Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

WALLACE, GWENDOLYN                         July 19, 1948 – November 19, 2000

Graveside services for Mrs. Gwendolyn Wallace, 52, of Naples were Tuesday, November 21, 2000 at Morning Star Cemetery with the Rev. Harold Wright and Q T Williams officiating.  Mrs. Wallace was born July 19, 1948 in Naples.  She died Sunday, November 19, 2000 in Naples.  She was a homemaker.  Survivors include one son, Lakendrick Avila II, of Winfield; brothers Bobbie Gene Wallace of Naples and Willie Hervey of CA.  (Location Unknown)

 

WARREN, A. C.                                                          April 23, 1926 – August 10, 2007

Graveside services for A. C. Warren, 81, of Naples, were to be Thursday, August 16, 2007, at Morning Star Cemetery with the Rev. C. E. Williams officiating.  Mr. Warren was born April 23, 1926, in Naples.  He died August 10, 2007, at his home.  He was a life long resident of Naples, attended Carver High School, and was a member of Wilkerson Temple C.O.G.I.C.  He was preceded in death by his wife, son, sister, and two brothers.  Survivors include one son, the Rev. Carl Hannah; three brothers, Forrest Warren, Billy Warren, and Wesley Warren; four sisters, Johnie M. Warren, Thelma Kelly, Betty Warren, and Janette Warren; and two grandchildren.  Pallbearers were family and friends. (Location Unknown)

 

WARREN, BOBBIE GLEN                                April 5, 1933 – August 10, 2004

Services for Mr. Bobbie Glen Warren, 71, of Naples, were Monday, August 16, 2004 at Norris S Curry CME Church.  Mr. Warren was born April 5, 1933, in Naples.  He died Tuesday, August 10, 2004 in Mt. Pleasant.  He was retired from Vinyard’s Grocery Store and a member of  Norris S Curry CME Church.  Survivors include four brothers, A. C. Warren and Wesley Warren, both of Naples, and Billy Warren and Forrest Warren, both of Los Angeles; five sisters, Johnnie Warren, Faydell Wilkerson, Thelma Kelly and Bettye Warren, all of Naples and Jeanette Warren of Los Angeles; and a number of other relatives.  Interment was at Morning Star Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

 

WARREN, BRANDON                                  November 25, 1987 – June 8, 2001

Services for Mr. Brandon Warren, 13, of Daingerfield were Tuesday, June 12, 2001 at Morning Star Baptist Church with the Rev. Johnny King officiating.  Mr. Warren was born November 25, 1987 in Naples.  He died Friday, June 8, 2001 in Daingerfield.  He was a student at Daingerfield School and a Baptist.   Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Delondra and barry Whetstone of Daingerfield; his father, Rickey Hill of Dallas; seven sisters, Erica Warren, Kameshia Warren of Daingerfield and Tanyana Warren, Kameshia Warren, Shemelia Warren, Mia Hill and Shatia Hill of Dallas; two brothers, Kenronta Warren and Rickey Hill, Jr. of Dallas; his grandparents, Hazel Evans of Dallas and Ida Hill of Naples; and a number of other relatives.  Interment was at Morning Star Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

 

WARREN, CORA LEE                                  June 11, 1909 – September 1, 2000

Services for Mrs. Cora Lee Warren, 91, of Omaha were Friday, September 8, 2000 at Omaha First Baptist Church with the Rev. Charlie Hood officiating.  Mrs. Warren was born June 11, 1909 in Cass Co.  She died Friday, September 1, 2000 at SunBridge Care and Rehabilitation for Omaha.  She was a homemaker and member of the Omaha First Baptist Church.  Survivors include a special daughter, Barbara Evans of Naples; two sisters Evada Barbaer of Naples and Lee Vanna Lee of Lancaster, CA; and a host of relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Aaron Warren.  Burial was in Morning Star Cemetery.  (Sec C, L South Side)

 

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

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

 

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

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

WATSON, DONALD GENE                           December 8, 1957 – September 27, 2009

Services for Mr. Donald Gene Watson, 51, of Marietta, will be at 11 A.M., Friday, October 2, 2009, at Morning Star Baptist Church of Naples, with the Rev. C. E. Williams officiating.  Mr. Watson was born December 8, 1957, in Marietta, to Clinton and Naomi King Watson.  He died September 27, 2009, in Texarkana.  He graduated in 1976 from Hughes Springs High School and was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church of Marietta.  He was preceded in death by his parents.  Survivors include two daughters, Natasha Watson of Naples, and Alyscia Watson of Mt. Pleasant; one grandson, Kiyan Lloyd of Mt. Pleasant; one brother, Howard Watson of Marietta; five sisters and four brothers-in-law, Martha and R. C. Garner of Marietta, Ethel and Duncan Veal of Omaha, Katherine Hall of Marietta, Nellie and the Rev. L. C. Bell of Mt. Pleasant, and Dortha and Curtis Hall of Douglassville; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and other relatives.  Burial will be in Morning Star Cemetery at Naples.  (Location Unknown)

WEBSTER, L. T.                                              June 31, 1927 – October 14, 1999

Services for Mr. L. T. Webster, 72, of Naples were Saturday, Oct. 23, 1999 at Antioch Baptist Church in Naples with Elder L. C. Webster and the Rev. James Boyce officiating.  Mr. Webster was born June 31, 1927 in Titus Co.  He died Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999 at Titus Regional Medical Center.  He was retired from Red River Army Depot and a member of Church of God in Christ.  Survivors include five sons, Elder L. C. Webster of Hallsville, Charles Webster of Longview, David Webster and Kenny Webster of Naples; Glen Webster of Tulsa, OK; five daughters, Nell Brown, Gayle McClarron and Sherry Webster of Longview, Grace Jackson of Hallsville; Doris Johnson of Daingerfield; one sister, Beaulah Black of Marietta; one brother, the Rev. James Webster of Mt. Pleasant; 26 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.  Burial was at Morning Star Cemetery under the direction of James E. Lister Funeral Home.  (Location Unknown)

 

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

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

 

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

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

WHETSTONE, SHAWNA D.                                        January 11, 1970 – June 8, 2009

Services for Shawna D. Whetstone, 39, of Naples, were June 13, 2009, at New Testament Baptist Church of Naples with the Rev. Joe Rochelle officiating.  Ms. Whetstone was born January 11, 1970, in Naples.  She died June 8, 2009, in Mt. Pleasant.  She attended Paul Pewitt School and was a member of New Testament Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by one brother.  Survivors include her parents, Carolyn Whetstone and Johnny Thomas of Naples; a daughter, Amber Whetstone of Naples; four brothers, Ronald Whetstone of Topeka, Kansas, Anthony Whetstone of Longview, and Billy and Darryl Whetstone of Naples; and two sisters, Elizabeth Whetstone of Naples, and Rolanda Peoples of Longview.  Burial was in Morning Star Cemetery. (Location Unknown) 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

WILLIAMS, CLARENCE LAWRENCE         Dec. 22, 1922 – August 25, 2000

Services for Mr. Clarence Lawrence Williams, 77, of Naples will be today, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000 at 11 am at the Norris S Curry CME Church with the Rev. Harold Wright officiating.  Mr. Williams was born Dec. 22, 1922 in Commerce, the son of Willie Williams and Bertha Williams Reynolds.  He died Friday, August 25, 2000 at SunBridge Nursing Home.  He attended Carver High School, served in the US Merchant Marines during World War II, served in Okinawa aboard the USS John Muir.  Mr. Williams was employed as a US Postal worker for 29 years before retiring.  He was a member of the Norris S Curry CME Church where he served as a trustee.  He is survived by his sons Clarence Williams, Jr. of McAllen and James N. Williams of Daly City, CA; daughters Margarette A. Robinson of San Jose, CA, Marjorie Patterson of DeSoto and Phenicia Tyson of Hammond, LA; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.  Interment will be in Morning Star Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

 

WILLIAMS, GRADY                                August 22, 1911 – December 27, 2004

Services for Mr. Grady Williams, 93, of Naples were January 1, 2005 at Williams Chapel Baptist Church of Naples, with the Rev. Sammie D. Ivery, Jr., officiating.  Mr. Williams was born August 22, 1911, in Morris Co.  He died December 27, 2004 at Titus Regional Medical Center in Mt. Pleasant.  He was a farmer and a member of the Williams Chapel Baptist Church.  Survivors include one daughter, Bertha Legans of Ft. Worth; a step-daughter, Bobby Jo Gaston of Marietta; 13 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; one brother, A. W. William of Dallas; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  Burial was in the Morning Star Cemetery at Naples.  (Location Unknown)

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

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

Janette Tigert Cook

janettecook@yahoo.com

May 16, 2008

 

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