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Allen, Reba Clayton

ALLEN, REBA CLAYTON                                                                            September 25, 1924 – March 15, 2003

Reba C. Allen,  78, of Wake Village, Texas, died  Saturday,  March 15, 2003,  in a local hospital.

Mrs. Allen was born September 25, 1924, in Omaha, Texas.  She was a retired bookkeeper and a member of Saint James Episcopal Church. Survivors include her husband, Morris U. Allen Jr. of Wake Village, Texas; one daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Tom D. Storey of Texarkana; one son and daughter-in-law, J. Richard and Sylvia Allen of Berkeley, California; one grandchild, Nicholas Clayton Allen; and one sister, Reve' C. Allen of Texarkana. Graveside services will be 2 P.M. Wednesday at Hillcrest Memorial Park with the Rev. Jim Price officiating. Burial will be under direction of Texarkana Funeral Home. Visitation will be 5 P.M. to 7 P.M. today at the funeral home.

Barron, Larry D.

Services for Mr. Larry D. “Moose” Barron, 57, of Lone Star were Thursday, April 17, 2003, at the Nail-Haggard Chapel with pastor Randy Seybert officiating.  Mr. Barron was born February 2, 1946, in Marietta.  He died Tuesday, April 15, 2003, in Longview.  He attended Church on the Rock, was an employee of Reilly Industries, a member of Iron Bluff Masonic Lodge #1376, was in the US Army, served in Vietnam and was a disabled veteran.  Survivors include his wife, Linda Barron of Lone Star; daughter, Angela Barron of Longview; grandson, Tony Reeder of Lone Star; granddaughter, Jasmine McKinney of Longview; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jamie and Sue Barron and Howard Barron, all of Daingerfield, and Carl and Alice Barron of Marshall; sister and brother-in-law, Jenny and Bob Perkins of Omaha; and several nieces and nephews.  Interment was at Daingerfield Cemetery.  (New Section Row 7)

Brian, Alfred T.

BRIAN, ALFRED T.                                                                                     May 27, 1920 – December 18, 2003

Services for Mr. Alfred T. Brian, 83, of Naples, were Sunday, Dec. 21, 2003, at the Pewitt High School auditorium of Naples and Omaha, with the Rev. Jack Cox and the Rev. Tim Edwards officiating.  Mr. Brian was born May 27, 1920, in Camden, AR.  He died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003, at his home in Naples, following a lengthy illness.  He was a retired school superintendent, principal, coach and teacher at Paul Pewitt Schools.  He was a veteran of World War II and was retired from the AR National Guard.  Mr. Brian was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Naples-Omaha Lions Club, the American Legion, the Retired Teachers Association, a member of the Region VIII Education Center and a longtime resident of Naples.  Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Brian of Naples; two daughters and a son-in-law, Carol Henry of Aubrey, TX, and Becky and Jerry Pate of Richardson, TX; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Tom and Sharon Brian of Allen, TX, and Alan (Tip) and Joan Brian of Tulsa, OK; two sisters, Janis Rowe of Hope, AR, and Vera Parrish of Bee Branch, AR; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.  Interment was at Spring Hill Cemetery near Naples, under the direction of Alexander Funeral Service of Naples.  (SW Row 1)

Brock, Bobby G.

BROCK, BOBBY G                                                                                      November 30, 1928 – March 23, 2003

Services for Mr. Bobby G. Brock, 74, of Omaha, were Wednesday, March 26, 2003, at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Nolan Richey officiating.  Mr. Brock was born Nov. 30, 1928, in Bryans Mill.  He died Sunday, Mar. 23, 2003, in Mt. Pleasant.  He was a retired post master, veteran of World War II where he served in the US Navy, member of David Elliott Masonic Lodge, member of First Baptist Church, Knights Temple of Pittsburg, Order of the Eastern Star, National Association of Retired Federal Employees and a longtime resident of Omaha.  Survivors include his wife, Wilma Jordan Brock of Omaha; two sons and daughter-in-law, Robbie and Patty Brock of Texarkana and Scott Brock of Omaha; one daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Gary Forrest of Paris; two sisters, Pat Cobb of Naples and Maxine Robison of Stockton, CA; one brother, Steve Brock of Lakeview, OR; three granddaughters, Rachel Soderling of Texarkana, Tiffany Brock of Omaha and Ashley Forrest of Lufkin; and special friends, Rhonda and Chelsee Erlish.  Interment was at Spring Hill Cemetery.  (NW Row 7)

Brown, Etta Mae

BROWN, ETTA MAE                                                                                  March 21, 1908 – September 2, 2003

Graveside services for Mrs. Etta Mae Brown, 95, of Omaha will be conducted Friday, September 5, 2003, at 2 pm at Omaha Cemetery with the Rev. Melinda Beasley officiating.  Mrs. Brown was born March 21, 1908, in Roosevelt Co., NM.  She died Tuesday, September 2, 2003, in Omaha.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, a homemaker and a former resident of Lubbock.  Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Doug and June Brown of Omaha; one sister, Nena Mitchell of Snyder; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph R. Brown; one daughter, Francis Jean Miller; and a great-granddaughter, Leslie.    (L Row 2 BL 27)  

Charlton, Mary Tucker

CHARLTON, MARY TUCKER                                                                 November 18, 1902 – December 22, 2003

Services for Mrs. Mary TUCKER Charlton, 101, of Omaha, were Wednesday, December 24, 2003, at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Naples, with the Rev. Lanny Peek officiating.  Mrs. Charlton was born November 18, 1902, in Omaha, TX.  She died Monday, December 22, 2003, in Mt. Pleasant.  She was a retired employee of Red River Army Depot, a member of the First Baptist Church, and a lifetime resident of Omaha.  Mrs. Charlton was preceded in death by her husband, William Bennie Charlton; a daughter, Georgia Hammonds; a sister, Nora Lee Adams; and a grandson, William Coy Hammonds.  Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Floyd and Joyce Charlton of Omaha; two daughters and a son-in-law, Meryle Eaves of Omaha, and Mary Lee and Walt Hachmeister of Dallas; one sister, Ruth Hart of Omaha; one half-brother, Royce Hultsman of Paron, AR; two half-sisters, Fannie Hultsman and Lewellyn Richards, both of Daingerfield; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.  Interment was in the Omaha Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Service of Naples.  (E Row 4)

Cherry, Mary

CHERRY, MARY                                                                                         December 21, 1914 – March 8, 2003

Services for Ms. MARY CHERRY will be conducted Sunday, March 16, 2003, at 2:30 p.m. at the Omaha First United Methodist Church.  Ms. Cherry was born December 21, 1914, in Petty, Texas to Mary Nola and Fred McDowell.  She died Saturday March 8, 2003 in Washington DC after a long illess. She graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School and married James Thomas “J.T.” Cherry in 1935.  She retired from Lone Star Steel Company after working 35 years in personnel.  She was a longtime resident of Omaha.  Survivors include her daughter, Mary Jane Cherry of Washington, DC, a sister, Noreen Listen of Tijeras, NM, a brother, Tony McDowell of Albuquerque, NM, a nephew, Jerry Listen of NM and numerous other relatives. (E Row 9)

Crosby, Carrie

CROSBY, CARRIE                                                                                   August 8, 1910 – October 26, 2003

Graveside services for Mrs. Carrie Crosby, 93, of Omaha, were Tuesday, October 28, 2003, at Omaha Cemetery.  Mrs. Crosby was born August 8, 1910, in AR.  She died Sunday, October 26, 2003, in Pasadena.  Survivors include three nephews, Royce Shaddix of Houston, Kit Shaddix of Atlanta, GA, and Mason Rittman of Bryan; and one niece, Luva Foster of Pasadena.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Crosby.  (L Row 2 BL 27)

Crow, Chester L. "Chet"

CROW, CHESTER L “CHET”                                                                 November 11, 1936 – May 19, 2003

Services for Mr. Chester L. “Chet” Crow, 66, of Shreveport, LA, formerly of Naples, were Thursday, May 22, 2003, at Osborn Funeral Home Chapel in Shreveport, with the Rev. Herman Cain officiating.  Mr. Crow was born Nov. 11, 1936, in Cass Co.  He died Monday, May 19, 2003, at his home.  He attended college at TX A&M, was a retired insurance agent from Mutual of Omaha and was the owner and operator of Crow’s Remodeling, and had been a resident of Shreveport for the past 45 years.  Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Jane Dixon Crow; one son, Chet and wife Clare, of Spicewood; one daughter, Darla Hollensworth and husband James, of Arlington; two granddaughters, Courtney and Emily; two step-grandsons, Matt and Josh; one sister, Nita Beth Traylor and husband J Roy, of Naples; two nieces, Jan Ragland and husband Alan, and their children, Jo, Chase and Shelby, and Jyl Wood and husband Bryan, and their children, Jordan and McKinna; sister-in-law, Sue Roberts of Sapulpa, OK; nephews, Greg Roberts and wife Dahla, and their children, Greg and Laurie, Gary Roberts and wife, Kelley.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Bessie Mae and Cooper Crow of Naples.  Interment was at Spring Hill Cemetery near Naples, with Bro. John Hooten officiating.  (OS Row 21)

Easley, Mae Ford Graveside services for Mrs. Mae Ford Easley, 84 of Cookville, were Wednesday, November 12, 2003 at Concord Cemetery with the Rev. Gib Johnson officiating.  Mrs. Easley was born May 14, 1919 in Omaha.  She died Saturday, November 8, 2003 in Cookville.  She was a homemaker, retired waitress, attended the First Baptist Church in Cookville and was a former resident of Omaha.  Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Sue Carter; one grandson, James Carter, all of El Segundo, California; one brother and sister-in-law, Jackie Easley of Omaha and a number of nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husbands, Walker Lewis Carter and Woody Easley.
Finley, Clarence

FINLEY, CLARENCE                                                                                September 9, 1921 – August 1, 2003

Services for Mr. Clarence Finley, 81, of Morris Co.. were Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2003, at Wallick Chapel Christian Church with the Rev. A. D. Sasser officiating.  Mr. Finley was born Sept. 9, 1921, in Morris Co.  He died Friday, Aug. 1, 2003, at his home.  He was a farmer and member and deacon of Wallick Chapel Christian Church.  Survivors include one brother-in-law, Bob Franklin. Interment was at Spring Hill Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

Forsyth, L. J.

FORSYTH, L. J.                                                                                         May 14, 1914 – July 5, 2003

Services for Mr. L. J. Forsyth, 89, of Naples, were Tuesday, July 8, 2003, at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel with minister, John Hooten officiating.  Mr. Forsyth was born May 14, 1914, in Rocky Branch.  He died Saturday, July 5, 2003, in Omaha.  He was a farmer and rancher, a veteran of World War II, member of the Rocky Branch Church of Christ and a lifetime resident of Rocky Branch.  Survivors include a number of cousins including Peggy Leeves, Beryl Heard and Mary Janet Wakefield, all of Naples, Leo Forsyth of Daingerfield, Iwana McCoy of Marietta, Helen Baker of Douglassville, Dorthea Thomas of Texarkana, LaVerne Hooten of Azel, Evelyn Hicks of Dallas and Kathryn Sims of Corpus Christi.  Interment was at Loving Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

Garrett, J. W. Jr.

GARRETT, J. W. JR.                                                                               August 9, 1925 – August 22, 2003

Services for Mr. J. W. Garrett, Jr., 78, of Naples were Monday, August 25, 2003, at First Baptist Church in Naples with the Reverends Bob Pearce and Barry Brown officiating.  Mr. Garrett was born August 9, 1925, in Marietta.  He died Friday, August 22, 2003, in Mt. Pleasant.  He was a retired employee of Red River Army Depot, member of the First Baptist Church, a veteran of World War II, member of the Naples Volunteer Fire Department and a lifetime resident of Naples.  Survivors include his wife, Moselene Garrett of Naples; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Jan Garrett and Leslie and Ellen Garrett, all of Tyler; two sisters, Mildred Wyninegar and Betty Simpson, both of Naples; sever grandchildren, Julie Foley of North Richland Hills, Ginger Garrett, Justin Garrett, Hayley Garrett, Adrianne Garrett, Collin Garrett and Logan Garrett, all of Tyler; one great-grandson, Austyn Drain of North Richaland Hills; and a number of nieces and nephews.  Pallbearers included Kennith Jordan, Kenny Jordan, Phil Clark, Jimmy Wyninegar, Perry Simpson and Mark Melton.  Interment was at Bradfield Chapel Cemetery.

Hammonds, Georgia L. Charlton

HAMMONDS, GEORGIA L CHARLTON                                          Mar 30, 1922 – October 24, 2003

Services for Mrs. Georgia L. Hammonds, 81, of Omaha, were Sunday, October 26, 2003, at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel with the rev. Lanny Peek officiating.  Mrs. Hammonds was born March 30, 1922, in Morris Co.  She went to our Heavenly Father, Friday, October 24, 2003, in Omaha.  She was born and lived her life in Omaha.  Survivors include five daughters and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Bruce McRae of Ore City, JoLyn and Thomas Fraser of Longview, Mary Lou Woodard of Garland, Paula Bert and Carolyn Sweeden, both of Omaha; two sisters, Meryle Eaves of Omaha and Mary Lee Hachmeister of Dallas; one brother, Floyd Charlton of Omaha; and her mother, Mary Charlton of Omaha; grandchildren, Kim Ross, Ronny Woodard, Stacey Matthews, Dusty Matthews, Krystal Burgess; and great-grandchildren, Jeffrey Griffin, Michael Griffin and Nicole Woodard.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Coy Hammonds; and her son, William Coy Hammonds.  (E Row 4)

Hatfield, Randy Amoroso

HATFIELD, RANDY AMOROSO                                                        October 6, 1968 – September 14, 2003

Services for Randy Amoroso, 34, of Omaha, will be conducted Saturday, September 20, 2003, at 4 pm, at the First Baptist Church of Omaha.  Mr. Hatfield was born October 6, 1968, in Subic Bay, Philippines.  He died Sunday, September 14, 2003, in Beeville, TX.  He was a 1968 graduate of Paul H. Pewitt High School and joined the US Navy where he served aboard the USS Forrestal aircraft carrier specializing in helicopter air and sea rescue.  During this tour of duty, he was awarded the ‘letter of commendation’ from his ship captain during Desert Storm operations.  Following his tour in the service, he began employment at Red River Army Depot.  Driven by a deep love for music and entertaining, he traveled to Nashville, TN, to follow his lifelong dream of a musical career.  After enjoying a chance at stardom, he moved back to Omaha where he was inspired to become a correctional officer, graduating from the Edmundo Mireless Criminal Justice Training Academy.  A work related injury led to his departure and time in recovery.  He later took employment with Lone Star Steel prior to moving his family to the Corpus Christi area.  He was a devoted and loving father, son, brother and friend to all who knew him as he was blest with a kind heart and an amazingly cheerful personality.  He is survived by three daughters; his parents, Lourdes and Billy Hatfield, Jr; grandfather, William Hatfield Sr; brother, Bill Hatfield and wife, Rebecca, all of Omaha; sister, Tina and husband, Bryan Crawford of Simms; and sister, Inday and husband James Locke of Oklahoma City.  Interment with full military honors, will be at the Omaha Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Service.  (L Row 7 BL 44)

Hawkins, Bettye Jane Patterson

HAWKINS, BETTYE JANE PATTERSON                                           Sep 24, 1926 – July 13, 2003

Services for Mrs. Bettye Jane Hawkins, 76, of Omaha, were Tuesday, July 15, 2003, at the First Baptist Church in Naples with Dr. David Brooks and the Rev. Steve Newton officiating.  Mrs. Hawkins was born September 24, 1926, in Hughes Springs.  She died Sunday, July 13, 2003, at her home.  She was a homemaker and music teacher, member of the First Presbyterian Church in Mt. Pleasant and longtime resident of Omaha.  She also served as pianist for the First Baptist Church in Omaha for many years.  Survivors include her husband, B. G. Hawkins of Omaha; one son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Becky Hawkins of Mesquite; one daughter and son-in-law, Suzy and David Brooks of Alexandria, LA. Interment was at Omaha Cemetery.(L Row 2 BL 30)
Hicks, Robin Dale Services for Mr. Robin Dale Hicks, 48 of Port Aransas, were Monday, April 7, 2003, at Daniel’s Chapel Church witht he Reverend Lanny Peek officiating. Mr. Hicks was born August 16, 1954 at New Boston.  He died Friday, April 4, 2003 at Aransas Pass.  He was a retired carpenter and painter.  Survivors include his wife, Diane Hicks of Port Aransas; two sons Asa Hicks of Dallas and Kelly Hicks of Port Aransas; one daughter Abby Hicks of Port Aransas; his parents John Henry and Mary Hicks of Naples; four brothers and sisters-in-law Ronnie and Jane Hicks of Naples, John Roger and Cathy Hicks of Omaha, Gary  Don Ragsdale of Naples and Skipper Booth of Granberry; five sisters and brothers-in-law Ramona and Charlie Martin, Lea Ann and Henry Fondren of Omaha, Tina and Pat Savage of Leary, Judy Tolleson of Omaha and Jeanette Leyhe of Mesquite; and a host of other relatives.  He was preceded in death by his mother Mildred Carpenter Hicks and a brother Tab Hicks.  Pallbearers included Chris Browning, John Fondren, Johnathan Daniels, Lonnie Hicks, Dane Carpenter and Lance Carpenter.  Interment was at Concord Cemetery  in Omaha.
Hollaway, Opal

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)

Hord, Aaron Michel Aaron Michel Hord, 17 of Scroggins, Texas,  died Sunday, October 12, 2003 in Mount Pleasant, Texas.  Services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 15 at Bates-Cooper Funeral Home Chapel.  The Rev. Mike Kessler officiated.  Interment was in Concord Cemetery in Omaha under the direction of Bates-Cooper Funeral Home.  Pallbearers were Bryan Fulce, Justin Clark, Daniel Haupt, Christian Bearden, Tommy Hellinghausen, Kolt Landers, Dusty Jones and Kory Talley.  Mr. Hord was born August 27, 1986 in Mt. Pleasant, the son of Kembra Moerbe of Scroggins and the late Shane Hord.  He is survived by his mother Kembra Moerbe of Scroggins; grandmother Zelda Kendrick of Mansfield; grandfather Edward B. Hord, Jr; two brothers Jeffery Hord and Eric Moerbe both of Scroggins; aunts and spouses Karren and Lonny Coffey and Twanaha and Bob Rea; uncles and spouse Bud and Sheila Kendrick; Eddie Hord; and Jonathan Hord; and numerous cousins.  He was preceded in death by his father; grandfather Marvin Kendrick; grandmother Carolyn Hord; and great-grandmother Wanda Shurtleff.
Jackson, James James Jackson, 56 of Omaha, Texas, died Friday, November 21, 2003 in Mount Pleasant, Texas, Titus Memorial Hospital.  Mr. Jackson was born June 20, 1947 in Shreveport, Louisiana.  He was retired from the City of Garland, Texas and a member of Concord Baptist Church.  Survivors include his wife  Wanda Vickers Jackson of Omaha; two sons Lehman Edge of Rowlett, Texas, and Wayne Edge of Garland; three daughters Lisa Sampson of Garland, Kerri Weaver of Sachse, Texas and Brandi Schwartz of The Colony, Texas; one brother Leonard Jackson of Kemp, Texas and 10 grandchildren.  Services were at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, November 23, at Concord Baptist Church,   with the Rev. Nolan Richey officiating.  Pallbearers were Wayne Rumsey, Robert Harvey, Frank Caldwell, Jessie Wright, Craig Schluter, Harley Schluter   Burial was in Concord Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home.
Johnson, Bobby Sr.

Graveside services for Mr. Bobby Johnson, Sr., 74, of Omaha, were Monday, March 10, 2003, at Concord Cemetery with the Reverend Lanny Peek officiating.  Mr. Johnson was born January 15, 1929 in Tyler.  He died Sunday, March 9, 2003 in Titus Regional Medical Center, Mt. Pleasant, Texas.  He was a retired employee of Lone Star Steel, was a Scottish Rite Mason, a Shriner, a veteran of the U. S. Navy, a member of the David Elliott Lodge in Omaha, had worked for T.S.L. Steel Company and was a longtime resident of Omaha.  Survivors include his wife, Peggy Johnson of Omaha; two sons, Bobby Johnson of Omaha and Mike Johnson of Naples; one daughter and son-in-law, Annette and Neal Hill of Gilmer; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Jones, Larry Charles

JONES, LARRY CHARLES                                                                              June 8, 1957 – June 6, 2003

Services for Mr. Larry Charles Jones, 45, of Naples, were Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at Williams Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Roosevelt Harris officiating.  Mr. Jones was born June 8, 1957, in Naples. He died Friday, June 6, 2003, in Mt. Pleasant.  He was an employee of Freeman Industries, member of Williams Chapel Baptist Church and a US Army veteran.  Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Jones of Naples; one son and daughter-in-law, Desmon and Carrie Jones; his father, Dewitt Jones of Omaha; two brothers, James Louis Jones and Willie T. Jones; three sisters, Shirley Lewis, Bennie Jones and Doris Bryant; two granddaughters, Destiny and Kailyn Jones; and a number of other relatives.  Interment was at Spring Hill Cemetery.  (BL Row ?)

Keene, Cecil M. Services for Mr. Cecil M. Keene, 82, of Omaha were Tuesday, April 15, 2003 at Concord Baptist Church with the Rev. Nolan Richey officiating.  Mr. Keene was born April 12, 1921 in Fedscreek, Kentucky.  He died Saturday, April 12, 2003 in Omaha.  He was a retired farmer and rancher, a veteran World War II, a member of Concord Baptist Church and a long time resident of Omaha.    Survivors include his wife, Maxine Carpenter Keene of Omaha; one son Terry Keene of Omaha; one daughter and son-in-law Shannon and Richard Dale of Naples; two brothers Jack Fuller and Ben Fuller both of Fedscreek, Kentucky; one sister Nickie Pugh of Fedscreek, Kentucky; three grandchildren Misty Perry of Omaha, Britton Keene of Wood River, Illinois and Trace Keene of North Carolina; and one great-grandchild.  Interment was at Concord Cemetery in Omaha under the direction of Alexander Funeral Services of Naples.
Koonce, Terry Services for Mr. Terry Koonce, 44 of Atlanta, will be conducted Friday, March 28, 2003 at Hanner Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Billy Dupree oficiating.  Mr. Koonce was born September 26, 1958 in Dallas.  He died Monday, March 24, 2003 in Atlanta.  He was employed with International Paper Company, a member of Calvary Tabernacle in Queen City  and an Army  veteran.  Survivors include three sons, Jeremy Koonce and Christopher Koonce of Texarkana and Daniel Koonce of Atlanta; one daughter Heather Koonce of Texarkana; his mother Edna Koonce of Linden; three brothers, James Koonce of Tacoma, Washington, Eugene Koonce of San Antonio and Kenneth Koonce of Texarkana; one sister Debbie Koonce of Cheyenne, Wyoming; and a number of other relatives.  Interment will be at Concord Cemetery, Omaha, Texas.
Lafayette, Willile Mae

LAFAYETTE, WILLIE MAE                                                                               November 23, 1944 – November 25, 2003

Services for Mrs. Willie Mae Lafayette, 59, of Naples were Saturday, November 29, 2003, at Williams Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Roosevelt Harris officiating.  Mrs. Lafayette was born November 23, 1944, in Pittsburg.  She died Tuesday, November 25, 2003, in Longview.  She was a nurse’s aide.  Survivors include her husband, M. C. Lafayette of Naples; one daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Stevie McGill of Dallas; one sister, Anna Joe Mitchell of Mt. Pleasant; and one grandson, Seneca O’Kere of Dallas.  Interment was at Whitmore Cemetery.

(Location Unknown)

Luttrell, Nancy Ruth

LUTTRELL, NANCY RUTH                                                                               June 4, 1925 – May 29, 2003

Services for Mrs. Nancy Ruth Luttrell, 77, of Naples, were Sunday, June 1, 2003, at the First Baptist Church in Naples, with the Rev. Earl Taylor and the Rev. Barry Brown officiating.  Mrs. Luttrell was born June 4, 1925, in Iuka, MS.  She died Thursday, May 29, 2003, at Titus Regional Medical Center in Mt. Pleasant.  She was a homemaker, a member of the First Baptist Church and a longtime resident of Naples.  She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.  Survivors include her husband, Herman Luttrell of Naples; one daughter, JoAnn Adams of Omaha; three sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Sandi Luttrell of Pittsburg, Lanny and Lorie Luttrell of Mt. Pleasant, and Terry and Danita Luttrell of Omaha; one sister, Lila Hunter of Millington, TN; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Interment was in the Meadowview Cemetery at Naples.  Serving as pallbearers were Stephen Luttrell, Lance Luttrell, Jody Luttrell, Vernon Adams, John Shaffer, Brian Thomas and Branden Martin.  (Row ?)

Miller, Quinten Dale

MILLER, QUINTEN DALE                                                                                October 11, 1963 – September 30, 2003

Graveside services for Mr. Quinten Dale Miller, 39, of Tyler, were Friday, October 3, 2003, at Naples Cemetery with Bro. Marlin Robey officiating.  Mr. Miller was born October 11, 1963, in Naples.  He died Tuesday, September 30, 2003, in Tyler.  He was a member of Dellwood Baptist Church.  Survivors include his wife, Melina Miller of Tyler; his mother, Kay Gilpin of Mt. Pleasant; daughter, Arian Miller of Tyler; stepdaughter, Tracy Thomas of Mt. Pleasant; four brothers and sister-in-law, William Shane Gilpin and Emmanuel Joel Gilpin, both of Mt. Pleasant, Paul Brandon Gilpin of Arlington and Phillip Dwayne and Stephanie Miller of Houston; one sister and brother-in-law, Skyla and David Holliday of Mt. Pleasant; and numerous other relatives.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Kimberly Ann Miller.  (Location Unknown)

Moore, Linda

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)

Page, Fred Merrill

PAGE, FRED MERRILL                                                                                     July 27, 1947 – August 28, 2003

Services for Mr. Fred Merrill Page, 56, of Naples were Saturday, August 30, 2003, at First United Methodist Church of Naples with the Rev. Lanny Peek and Rev. Tim Edwards officiating.  Mr. Page was born July 27, 1947, in Naples.  He died Thursday, August 28, 2003, at his home.  He was a retired fireman from Red River Army Depot with 32 years of service.  He was a fire fighter for the Naples Volunteer Fire Department for 35 years, and a member of the Belden Masonic Lodge and Naples Chapter #907 Order of the Eastern Star.  Survivors include his wife, Ronnie Page of Naples; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mickey and Reese Hargrove of Mt. Vernon and Kristi and Michael Watkins of Omaha; his mother, Louise Page of Naples; one brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Carlotta Page of Whitehouse; four grandchildren, Ashley, Chase and Dylan Hargrove of Mt. Vernon and Ashley Watkins of Mt. Pleasant; and a number of nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his father, Aubrey Page.  Interment was at Spring Hill Cemetery.  Pallbearers included Larry Betts, Thad Betts, Chad Betts, Earl Orr, Kenny Hawkins and Paul Hicks.  Serving as honorary pallbearers were Robin Knowles, John Clayton, J. C. Anderson, Dr. J. L. Collier, Henry Slaton, Carl Nowlin and members of Red River Fire Department and Naples Volunteer Fire Department.  (SW Row 9)

Polson, Oleta Martin

POLSON, OLETA MARTIN                                                                             August 10, 1918 -- July 7, 2003 

Services for Mrs. Oleta Martin Polson, 84, of Naples, were Wednesday, July 9, 2003, at First Baptist Church in Naples with the Reverend Tommy Weems officiating.  Mrs. Polson was born August 10, 1918, in Camp County, the daughter of Fletcher and Emma Gibson Martin.  She died Monday, July 7, 2003, in Omaha.  She was a homemaker, member of First Baptist Church and had lived in Naples for the past 50 years.  She was very active at the First Baptist Church, having participated in two mission trips to Mexico, until an automobile accident disabled her 13 years ago.  Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Lahoma and Dr. J. L. Collier of Naples; two grandsons, Scott and Beth McMichael of Naples and Randy and Lisa McMichael of White Oak; four grandchildren, Ashley and Blake McMichael of Naples and Matt and Josh McMichael of White Oak; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Etta Faye and J. W. Broadstreet of Leesburg, Wanda and Travis Higginbotham of East Mountain and Syble Green of Pittsburg; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Johnnie and Lyndia Martin of Como, James "Buck" Martin of Pittsburg and A. J. Martin of Houston; two sisters-in-law, Mattie Pynes of Mt. Pleasant and Monte Hood of Texas City; and one brother-in-law, E. E. Shirey of Naples.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Polson, in 1975.  Serving as pallbearers for Mrs. Polson were he nephews.  Interment was at Leesburg Cemetery. 

Proctor, Vickie Lynn

PROCTOR, VICKIE LYNN                                                                              August 26, 1958 – October 3, 2003

Graveside services for Mrs. Vickie Lynn Proctor, 45, of Haltom City, were Wednesday, October 8, 2003, at Spring Hill Cemetery with the  Rev. Dwayne Higgins officiating.  Mrs. Proctor was born August 26, 1958, in Ft. Worth.  She died Friday, October 3, 2003, in Ft. Worth.  She was a homemaker, member of Birdville Baptist Church and a longtime resident of Haltom City.  Survivors include three daughters, Amanda Proctor, Rebekah Proctor and Amber Proctor, all of Haltom City; her parents, Marvin and Mary Lee Martin Proctor of Ft. Worth; one sister and brother-in-law, Rebecca and Bobby Rogers of Haltom City; two nieces; and one nephew.  She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Roy and Mary Martin of Omaha.  (Location Unknown)

Rodgers, Fannie Lou Boyd

RODGERS, FANNIE LOU BOYD                                                                     July 28, 1920 – December 24, 2003

Services for Mrs. Fannie Lou Boyd Rodgers, 83, of Daingerfield were Wednesday, December 31, 2003, at Mt. Zion CME Church with the Rev. Janie Nickleberry officiating.  Mrs. Rodgers was born July 28, 1920, in Morris County.  She died Wednesday, December 24, 2003, in Mt. Pleasant.  She was a homemaker.  She is survived by one daughter, Virginia Jones of Marietta, CA; four stepsons, Nathaniel Rodgers of Atlanta, GA, Frederick Rodgers of Miami, Ertis Rodgers and Mederick Rodgers of Dallas; one stepdaughter, Mildred Townsy of Dallas; one brother, DeWitt Jones of Naples, two sisters, Nona Ruth Barber of Daingerfield and Charles Johnson of Naples; nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; and a host of other relatives.  Interment was at Spring Hill Cemetery.  (BL Row ? UNKNOWN)

Royal, Clinton Clara

ROYAL, CLINTON CLARA                                                                                 July 22, 1944 – August 9, 2003

Services for Mrs. Clinton Clara Royal, 60, of Hughes Springs, were Tuesday, August 12, 2003, at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Avinger with the Reverend Robert Gomilia officiating.  Mrs. Royal was born July 22, 1944 in Hughes Springs.  She died Saturday, August 9, 2003, in a Longview nursing home.  She was a member of Love Chapel Baptist Church.  Survivors include her parents, Clinton and Claudia Royal of Hughes Springs and Glen Royal of Avinger; four sisters, Julia Royal of Avinger, Wanda Gaston of Marietta, Claudia Perry Espie of Desoto and Bobbie Coleman of Lakewood, Washington; and a number of  other relatives.  Interment was at Mt. Moriah Cemetery.

Smith, Malinda Venable

SMITH, MALINDA VENABLE                                                                           January 28, 1923 – October 4, 2003

Services for Mrs. Malinda Venable Smith, 80, of Ore City, were Monday, October 6, 2003, at Reeder-Davis Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Greg Hughes and Rev. Harold Baker officiating.  She died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2003, at her residence.  She was of Pentecostal faith.  Survivors include two sisters, Gladys Alering of Colleyville and Dorothy Gray of Naples; one brother and two sisters-in-law, Jake and Nancy Venable of Lone Star and Myriene Smith of Gatesville; and numerous other relatives.  Interment was at Spring Hill Cemetery.  (SE Row 2)

Steadman, James S. Services for Mr. James S. Steadman, 69, of Bossier City,  Louisiana, were Sunday, March 30, 2003, at Waller Baptist Church with the Reverend Cliff Estes officiating.  Graveside services followed at Concord Baptist Cemetery  in Omaha with military honors and Masonic rites, with the Reverend Nolan Richey officiating.  Mr. Steadman was born December 23, 1933 in Grapeland.  He died Thursday, March 27, 2003, after a long and courageous battle with cancer and heart disease.  He was a member of Waller Baptist Church, a Mason, past master of Southern Hills Lodge, past commander of Yorkrite Commandery, member of Eastern Star, White Shrine, Cajun Foot Works, a disabled veteran, was retired from Kast Metals and Gordon Grind, Inc.  Survivors include his wife, Anita Ann Steadman; son, Vaughn Steadman and wife Donna; step-children Deborah Harris of Longview, Michelle Murriel of Midland, TX, Billie Jo Culver and husband Ronnie of Shreveport,  and Douglas Hajek and wife Janette of Dallas, TX;  grandchildren Chris and Tiffany Steadman; step-grandchildren Jack Hebert, Jr., Audrey Wood, Candace and Megan Murriel, Christi Harris, Shannon Birlew and husband Tommy;  two brothers Wayne Steadman and wife Sue of Liberty, TX and Billy Steadman and wife Louise of Palestine, TX ; a cousin Don Smith and wife Jean of Dayton, TX; numerous nieces and nephews and special caregiver Arlene Trant;   mother-in-law Vida Wolfenberger of Omaha.  He was preceded in death by his parents Floyd and Ethel Steadman and a brother Jerry Steadman.  Honorary pallbearers John Bran, Ronnie Culver, Bill Cubley, Frank Galloway, A. J. Butler, Tom Cody, Ron Martin and Ron Thurston.
Tarver, Cledell

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)

Tomberlain, James "Buddy"

TOMBERLAIN, JAMES (BUDDY)                                                                  September 11, 1934 – April 3, 2003

Services for Mr. James “Buddy” Tomberlain, 68, of Omaha, were Sunday, April 6, 2003, at Paul Pewitt High School Auditorium with the Rev. Nolan Richey officiating.  Mr. Tomberlain was born September 11, 1934, in Hughes Springs, to Broud and Lola Mae Morgan Tomberlain.  He died Thursday, April 3, 2003, at his home in Omaha, after a lengthy illness.  He was a retired agriculture teacher at Paul Pewitt High School, a member of the First Baptist Church, member of the David Elliott Masonic Lodge and a Scottish Rite Mason.  He had served in the US Air Force, and as an area Red Cross director, was a life time member of TSTA, the National Education Association, and the Morris Co. Retired Teachers Association.  He was active in the Naples-Omaha Volunteer Ambulance Association and taught CPR classes for many years.  Survivors include his wife, of 38 years, Joan Wallace Tomberlain of Omaha; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kami Winding and Tom Seaton of San Leandro, CA, and Lori and Ron Shaw of Rockwall; mother-in-law, R. V. Wallace; one brother, Charles Tomberlain of Longview; three sisters, Mary Quarles of Kilgore, Wanda Riggins of Lone Star and Carrie Walls of Ore City; four grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Meredith and Emma Lea Shaw and Spencer Winding.  Interment was at the Omaha Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Naples.  (K Row 7 BL 23)

Tuck, Arron Chayce Services for  Arron Chayce Tuck, 18,  of Omaha, were Sunday, August 2, 2003 at Paul Pewitt High School with the Reverend Nolan Richey officiating.  Mr. Tuck was born November 18, 1994 in Mt. Pleasant.  He died Tuesday, July 29, 2003 in a car accident in Naples.  He was an employee of Martin Sales & Service, a  member of  the 2003 Paul Pewitt graduating class, attended Concord Baptist Church and was a lifetime resident of the Omaha area.  Survivors include his parents, Terry and Sandy Tuck of Omaha; one sister Randie Breanna Tuck of Omaha; maternal grandparents  Bobby and Margie Rosewell; paternal grandmother Betty Laveta Meadows of New Boston; great-grandmother Clarice Rosewell of Cookville; and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his great grandfather, Leon Rosewell and grandfather J. L. “Sonny” Tuck.  Interment was at Concord Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Pewitt High School FFA Agriculture Department.
Walker, Bertha Mae

WALKER, BERTHA MAE                                                                               December 22, 1910 – August 24, 2003

Services for Mrs. Bertha Mae Walker, 92, of Naples, were Friday, August 29, 2003, at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Les Johnson officiating.  Mrs. Walker was born December 22, 1910, in AR.  She died Sunday, August 24, 2003, in Mt. Pleasant.  She was a member of the Church of Christ, a homemaker and a longtime resident of Naples.  Survivors include her husband, Russell E. Walker of Naples; two daughters, Wilma Carter of Spring Valley, CA and Avia Walker of Hemet, CA; one sister, Bessie Brumfield of Texarkana; a number of grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.  Interment was at Spring Hill Cemetery.   (SE Row 1)

Walker, Jackie

WALKER, JACKIE                                                                                          April 22, 1926 – August 1, 2003

Services for Mr. Jackie Walker, 77, Omaha, were Sunday, August 3, 2003, at Omaha Methodist Church with the Reverends Melinda Beasley and Lanny Peek officiating. Mr. Walker was born April 22, 1926, in Hughes Springs. He died Friday, August 1, 2003.  He was a retired employee of Lone Star Steel Company, a member of the David Eilliott Lodge, a Shriner, and an Army veteran of World War II, a member of the First United Methodist Church and a lifetime resident of Omaha. Survivors include his wife, Patsy Walker of Omaha; two daughters and sons-in-law, Paula and Johnny Robison and Pamela and Rex Hawkins of Pittsburg; one brother and sister-in-law, Billy Mack and Ann Walker of Ft. Worth; four grandchildren, Jackie Robison of Omaha, Paul Mills, Clint Mills and Jaime Gabel, all of Naples; two great-grandchildren, Darci Gabel and Braden Mills, both of Naples. Pallbearers included Jimmy Jackson, Jessie Hicks, Gene Williams, Mickey Sealey, Kerlin Harris, Billy Williams, Bill Reynolds and Jerome Elder. Honorary pallbearers included Toby Cason and W E Rogers. Interment was at the Omaha Cemetery.

(J Row 5 Blk 16)

Waters, Sigourney Traylor

WATERS, SIGOURNEY TRAYLOR                                                              May 25, 1907 – November 4, 2003

Services for Mrs. Sigourney Traylor Waters, 96, of Omaha, will be conducted Saturday, November 15, 2003, at 10 a.m. at Bradfield Chapel Methodist Church.  Mrs. Waters was born May 25, 1907, in Hughes Springs.  She died Tuesday, November 4, 2003, in Omaha.  She was a retired bookkeeper, member of Bradfield Chapel Methodist Church, Order of the Eastern Star and a longtime resident of Morris County.  Survivors include one brother, J. C. Traylor of Naples; one sister Pauline Millikan of Grand Blanc, MI; eight nieces and six nephews.  (Row 12)

 

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