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

Anderson, Helen Anna

ANDERSON, HELEN ANNA                                                                                              July 26, 1928 – December 7, 2007

Services for Mrs. Helen Anna Anderson, 79, of Omaha, were December 9, 2007, at First United Methodist Church of Omaha, with the Rev. Lynn Loe officiating.  Mrs. Anderson was born July 26, 1928, in west Texas.  She died December 7, 2007, in Omaha.  She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Arden Anderson, daughter, Gayle Ray, and brother, Bill Savell.  Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Darlene and Terry Tuck of Omaha, and Nancy and Mike Cobb of Naples, two sons and daughters-in-law, Dwayne and Paula Anderson of Midlothian, Texas, and J. C. and Crystal Anderson of Omaha; one brother and sister-in-law, Eugene and Shirley Savell of Houston; one brother-in-law and three sister-in-laws, Jim and Frankie Berry of Naples, Recee Harrison of Enterprise, Mississippi, and Katherine Charlton of Omaha; ten grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery under the direction of Harrison Funeral Home of Naples.  (SW Row 9)

Anderson, Rickey Arlton

ANDERSON, RICKEY ARLTON                                                                                      May 1, 1951 – June 3, 2007

Services for Rickey Arlton Anderson, 56, of Denton, Texas, were to be June 7, 2007, at Harrison Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Marisa McNeil officiating.  Mr. Anderson was born May 1, 1951, in Texarkana AR.  He died June 3, 2007, in a Ft. Worth hospital.  He was a Baptist.  He was preceded in death by his father, Marshall H. Harvey, and a brother, Marshall E Harvey.  Survivors include his mother, Josie L Harvey of Paris, TX; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara and Bobby Moore of Paris, and Marsha Lee and Richard Hall of Longview; a brother and sister-in-law, Howard and Cindy Harvey of Granbury, TX; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.  Burial was to be in Meadowview Cemetery in Naples.

Anthony, Rayford

ANTHONY, RAYFORD                                                                                                        June 4, 1925 – April 24, 2007

Graveside services for Mr. Rayford Anthony, 81, of Naples, were April 26, 2007, at the Vissering Cemetery in Naples, with the Rev. Charles Thomas officiating.  Mr. Anthony was born June 4, 1925, in Marietta.  He died April 24, 2007, at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview.  He was retired from Red River Depot, a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, a member of VFW Post #1890, and a member of First Baptist Church in Naples.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Jess Anthony and Emma Body Anthony and nine brothers and sisters.  Survivors include his wife, Anne Vissering Anthony of Naples, and several nieces and nephews.  (Location Unknown)

Apland, Toni Rene

APLAND, TONI RENE                                                                                                         December 1, 1963 – May 22, 2007

Graveside services for TONI RENE APLAND, 43, of Gladewater, were May 25, 2007, at the Omaha Cemetery with Dean Shumate officiating.  Mrs. Apland was born December 1, 1963, in Mt. Pleasant.  She died May 22, 2007, in a Longview hospital.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.  She was preceded in death by a son, Eric Apland.  Survivors include two sons, Dusin Apland of Anahuac, TX, and Brandon Apland of Waco; father, Bart Hudson of Cookville; mother, Janice Gibbs of Anahuac; two sisters, Carmen Greene of Tyler, and Freida Bellview of Burnet, TX; brother, Mark Hudson of Anahuac; two grandchildren, Joshua Apland of Anahuac, and Daja Apland of Hillsboro, TX; several nieces and nephews.

(Location Unknown)

Barajas, Carlotta

BARAJAS, CARLOTTA                                                                                                       September 6, 1931 – December 17, 2007

Services for Carlotta Barajas, 76, formerly of Naples, were December 21, 2007, at Harrison Funeral Chapel with Monsignow Larry Pichard and the Rev. Roy Ford officiating.  Ms. Barajas

was born September 6, 1931, in Naples.  She died December 17, 2007, in Frisco, Texas.  She was a nanny a member of Catholic Cathedral of the Virgin of Guadalupe.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Felipe and Cleta Barajas, Sr.; son, Kerry Barajas; and four brothers, Pete, Johnny, Savio, and Tirso Barajas.  Survivors include two sons, Doran Barron of Richardson, and Randall Barron of Celina; a daughter, Darice Barron Nations of Washington, AR; four brothers, Willie Barajas of Cedar Hill, TX, Henry Barajas of Mooringsport, LA, Andres Barajas of Ennis, and Felipe Barajas, Jr. of  Irvin; three sisters Rita Ricco of Chattanooga, TN, Juanita Barajas of Dallas, and Natalia Barajas of Pleasant Grove; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Burial was in Naples Cemetery under the direction of Harrison Funeral Home.  (A Row 22)

Barron, Linda Ann

Linda Ann Barron, 61, of Lone Star, TX, died Monday, July 16, 2007, in Hughes Springs, TX.  Mrs. Barron was born Jan. 19, 1946, in Pittsburg, TX.  She was a retired licensed vocational nurse and a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Douglas Barron; and one son, Ronald Wayne Barron.  Survivors include one daughter, Angela Kay Barron of TX; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Robert W. McCurdy of Daingerfield and Larry and Debbie McCurdy of Ore City, TX; one grandson, Tony Reeder Barron of Daingerfield; one granddaughter, Jasmine McKinney of Henderson, TX; and a number of other relatives.  Services will be 11 am today at Nail-Haggard Funeral Home with the Rev. Curtis Epnett officiating.  Burial will be in Daingerfield Cemetery.  (New Section Row 7)

Bates, Earnestine

BATES, EARNESTINE                                                                                                       January 19, 1937 – June 13, 2007

Services for EARNESTINE BATES, 70, of Daingerfield, were June 18, 2007, at Church On The Rock with associate pastor Edwin Brockway officiating.  Ms. Bates was born January 19, 1937, in Morris County.  She died June 13, 2007, in Mt. Pleasant.  She was a life long resident of Daingerfield, a member of Church On The Rock, a homemaker, and attended Rhoades Heights School.  She was preceded in death by two husbands, Samuel Younger and George Bates; her parents; five brothers; and three sisters.  Survivors include six sons and daughters-in-law, Roderick and Ronnice Johnson of California, Gaylon and Fronia Younger of Sulphur Springs, Vincient and Lillie Younger of Lone Star, James Robert and Marrita Younger of Naples, Frederick and Denitha Younger of Daingerfield, and Francios and Diana Younger of Longview; daughter, Brenda Mitchell of Daingerfield; sister and brother-in-law, Eruslene and J. W. Hurndon of Daingerfield; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.  Pallbearers were John Younger, Dwayne Baker, Steven Richardson, Daniel Grant, Jerry Hurndon, Mark Walker, and Jack Yoder.  Honorary pallbearers were sons and nephews.  Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

(LOCATION UNKNOWN)

Bolin, Pete McLean

BOLIN, PETE MCLEAN                                                                                                      January 3, 1906 – October 8, 2007

Services for Mr. Pete Bolin, 101, of Omaha, were October 20, 2007, at the Harrison Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Keith Lauter officiating.  Mr. Bolin was born January 3, 1906, in the Rocky Branch Community.  He died October 18, 2007, in Mt. Pleasant.  He was retired from the Hughes Tool Company of Houston and a member of the First Baptist Church of Omaha.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Robinson Bolin, on January 22, 2007, and two children, David Bolin and Gloria Bolin Bennett.  Survivors include a sister, Francis Burnett of Pearland, Texas; and three granddaughters and husbands, Nancy and Russell Broadus of Houston, Nancy and Dennis Browning of Ft. Worth, and Cindi and Dave Owens of Dallas; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Burial was in the Loving Cemetery of Naples.  (Location Unknown)

Boozer, Ovie Arvenia Belyeu

BOOZER, OVIE ARVENIA BELYEU                                                                             August 7, 1913 – December 11, 2007

 Ovie Boozer, 94, Omaha, Texas, died Tuesday, Dec 11, 2007 in an Omaha nursing home.   Mrs. Boozer was born Aug 7, 1913 in Omaha.  She was retired from Paul Pewitt ISD and a member of Concord Missionary Baptist Church, Omaha.  She was preceded in death by her husband Allen Boozer in 1988.  Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Wendell and Vicki Boozer of Texarkana; one daughter Doris Sosebee of Richardson, TX; six grandchildren, Lauree Romero and Stuart Boozer of Texarkana, Lisa Gardner of Tyler, TX, Amy McCollum of Daingerfield, TX, Allen Sosebee of Richardson and Marcy O'Malley of Carrollton, TX; and nine great-grandchildren.  Services will be 10 a.m. today at Concord Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Nolan Richey and Glenn Griffith officiating.  Burial will be in Concord Cemetery under direction of Harrison Funeral Home.  Relatives will be at the family home, Highway 144 South, Omaha.  Memorials may be made to Concord Baptist Building Fund.  (Row 38 NE)

Boyd, Sug

BOYD, SUG                                                                                                                        June 12, 1917 – May 3, 2007

Services for Mr. Sug Boyd, 89, of Daingerfield, were May 12, 2007, at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. D A Hill officiating.  Mr. Boyd was born June 12, 1917, in Daingerfield.  He died May 3, 2007, at the Windsor Place Nursing Center in Daingerfield.  He attended school at J R Rhoades, was a civil service worker, served in the United States Army, and was a member of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Fanny Jones; parents, Johnny Boyd and Fronie Anderson Boyd; three sons; and two sisters.  Survivors include five daughters, Lisa Boyd of Michigan; Virginia Boyd, Yancey Boyd, Angie Boyd, and Rena Boyd, all of California; brother, Booker T Lawton of Daingerfield; two sisters, Bobbie Boyd of Daingerfield, and Betty Boyd of Oceanside, California; 23 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren.  Pallbearers were friends and family.  Burial was in Daingerfield Cemetery under the direction of Harmon Funeral Home.  (Row 2)

Calhoun, Betty

CALHOUN, BETTY                                                                                                          March 14, 1926 – February 12, 2007

Graveside services for Mrs. Betty Calhoun, 80, of Daingerfield, were February 15, 2007, at the Omaha Cemetery with the Rev. Bryan Peck officiating.  Mrs. Calhoun was born March 14, 1926, in Nashville, AR.  She died February 12, 2007, in Omaha.  She was a homemaker, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary and was a Baptist.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Calhoun.  Survivors include a sister, Ann Wilhite of Nashville, AR; and a number of other relatives.    (G Row 8)

Camp, Marianne

Marianne Mayne Camp, 64, of Daingerfield died Wednesday, July 18, 2007, in Pittsburg, TX.  Mrs. Camp was born Oct. 6, 1942, in Austin.  She was a homemaker, member of Pandora Study Club and First Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by a husband, Michael Ray Harrell.  Survivors include her husband, Phil Camp of Daingerfield; two daughters, Leslie Camp of Forney, TX, and Nancy Sims of Quinlan, TX; one son, Michael Lewis Harrell of Forney; two stepsons, Paul Camp of Justin, TX, and Marcus Camp of Diana, TX; her father, Lewis E “Mickey” Mayne of Daingerfield; two sisters, Maurine Nix of Wichita KS, and Betty Lous Swann of Tyler, TX; and a number of other relatives.  Services will be 11 am, Friday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Tim Wade officiating.  Burial will be in Daingerfield Cemetery under the direction of Nail-Haggard Funeral Home. (Location Unknown)

Campbell, James "Jimmie"

CAMPBELL, JAMES “Jimmie”                                                                                    September 4, 1919 – July 17, 2007

James “Jimmie” Campbell, 87, of Daingerfield, TX, died Tuesday, July 17, 2007, in a Daingerfield nursing home.  Mr. Campbell was born September 4, 1919, in Linden, TX.  He was an employee of Lone Star Steel, a member of Rocky Branch Missionary Baptist Church and a World War II Army veteran.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Campbell.  Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, James and Glenda Campbell of Dallas, and David and Mickie Campbell of Murchison, TX; one daughter and son-in-law, Moline and Bill Tidwell of Haughton, LA; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.  Services will be 2 pm Friday at Rocky Branch Missionary Baptist Church, Rocky Branch, TX with the Rev. Larry Neely officiating.  Burial will be in Bradfield Cemetery, Daingerfield, under direction of Harrison Funeral Home. (Location Unknown)

Carpenter, Harvie Dee Spencer

CARPENTER, HARVIE DEE SPENCER                                                                      Mar 27, 1923 – November 21, 2007

Services for Mrs. Harvie Dee Carpenter, 84, of Omaha, were November 24, 2007, at Concord Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Nolan Richey officiating.  Mrs. Carpenter was born March 27, 1923, in Naples.  She died November 21, 2007, in Mt. Pleasant.  She was a retired quality control inspector from Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant and a member of Concord Missionary Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James Marvin Carpenter in 1980; a son, Gary Robison; and her parents, James and Hattie Spencer.  Survivors include two sons and three daughters-in-laws, William and Fannie Robison of Royce City, Cecil and Cathy Robison of Omaha, and Pat Robison of Tyler; one daughter and son-in-law, Marvadene and Vinny Martino of Tampa, Florida; sister, Evelyn Wade of Longview; sister-in-law, Maveline Spencer of Naples; 21 grandchildren, Teri and Buddy Joyce of Naples, Toni and Charles Rolf of Mt. Pleasant, Heather and Frank Mills of Florida, Ann Marie and Jim Garrison of North Carolina, Keith and Cathy Robison of Longview, Edward Robison and girlfriend, Heather of Texarkana, Texas, Gabriella Martino of Tampa, Ray and Shannan Bryant of Whitehouse, Wayne and Kathi Bryant of Naples, Stuart and Kim Robison of Louisville, Kentucky, and Michelle and Stephen Bennett of Dallas; 23 great-grandchildren; and three great-great=grandchildren.  Burial was in Concord Cemetery at Omaha under the direction of Harrison Funeral Service of Naples.  (SE Row 35)

Carpenter, Lloyd Allen CARPENTER, LLOYD ALLEN                                                                                      March 25, 1949 – October 9, 2007

Lloyd Allen Carpenter, 58, of Pittsburg, TX, died October 9 in Hughes Springs, TX.  Mr. Carpenter was cremated and graveside services  were at 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 15, 2007 at the Concord Cemetery, Omaha, TX.  Burial was beside his parents, John Carl & Lura Carpenter.  Mr. Carpenter was born March 25, 1949 in Pittsburg.  He is survived by a sister Jeanette McBee.  (Row 35 NE)

Christian, Evelyn Smith Services for Evelyn Smith Christian, 93, of Kilgore, were Monday, March 19, 2007 at two o’clock in the Chapel of Rader Funeral Home, Kilgore, TX with the Reverend Buddy Duggins.  Mrs. Christian passed away Friday, March 16, 2007 in Kilgore.  Interment will be in the Concord Cemetery near Omaha, TX.  There will not be a formal visitation.  Mrs. Christian was born February 22, 1914 in Omaha, TX.  She was one of five children born to the late Hiram and Tennie Smith.  She and her brothers and sisters were raised on their parent’s farm in Morris County, TX.  She was married to the late Fred E. Christian and they had one son Rod Christian.  She was a housemother for the Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico.  Mrs. Christian was a governess in Houston, TX and was later a manicurist in Kilgore.  Three grandsons, Brad Christian of El Paso, Stephen and Timothy Christian of Denton, a brother Edwin D. Smith of Montgomery, TX, ; two sisters, Teri Bessellieu of Dallas and Gloria Thacker of Wichita Falls survive her.  Her husband and son preceded her death.  Row 17A SE
Clark, W. J.

CLARK, W. J.                                                                                                                 January 18, 1928 – July 7, 2007

Services for W.J. Clark of Queen City were held July 10 at the First Baptist Church in Queen City with the Rev. Mike Lovely officiating. Interment was in Snow Hill Cemetery under the direction of Nail-Haggard Funeral Home in Daingerfield. Mr. Clark was born Jan. 18, 1928, in Cookville and died July 7 at his home, surrounded by his family and pastor. Mr. Clark served in the U.S. Air Force from 1946 to 1948, was retired from Red Ball Motor Freight, and was a member of First Baptist Church of Queen City. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Pauline Clark of Queen City; one daughter and son-in-law, Paulette and Keith Abbott of Kaufman; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Jay and Dickie Clark of Arkadelphia, Ark., and Robert Clark of Cape Cod, Mass.; one sister and brother-in-law, Juanita and J.W. Pinkerton of Mount Pleasant; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and numerous other family and friends. (Location Unknown)

Coffey, David Lee

COFFEY, DAVID LEE                                                                                                   September 1, 1949 – March 17, 2007

Services for DAVID LEE COFFEY, 57, of Omaha, were held March 22, 2007, at Harrison Funeral Chapel in Naples, with the Rev. Doug Freeman and Andy Andrews officiating.  Interment was in Omaha cemetery.  Mr. Coffey was born Sept 1, 1949, in Omaha, and died March 17, 2007 at his residence.  He was a retired machinist from Red River Depot, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Omaha.  He was a US Army veteran of the Vietnam War.  He was a member and former Commander and Quartermaster for the Morris County VFW Post 1890, and was a 1967 graduate of Paul H. Pewitt High School.  Preceding him in death were his parents, Senia and James Peek Coffey; a brother, Paul Hill; and a sister, Dorothy Hill Dillingham.  Survivors include his wife Dorothy “Dodie” Coffey of Omaha; a daughter and son-in-law, Brandi and Clint Derrick of Naples; a son and daughter-in-law, David J. and Courtney Coffey of Bloomburg; a sister and brother-in-law, Ann and Bruce Morland of Prattville, AL; two brothers, Curtis Hill of Alvarado, and Dean Hill of Garland; six grandchildren, Deidra and Dillan Derrick, Trent Foster, Khara Coffey, David Braxton Coffey and Memphis James Coffey.  Burial was at the Omaha Cemetery under the direction of Harrison Funeral Service of Naples.  (LOCATION UNKNOWN)

Coffey, William Montique

COFFEY, WILLIAM MONTIQUE                                                                               September 24, 1917 – February 26, 2007

Services for Mr. William Montique Coffey, 89, Orange, TX, were March 1, 2007, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, with the Rev. Kevin Kissel of Faith United Methodist Church officiating.  Mr. Coffey was born September 1, 1917 (?), in Omaha.  He died February 26, 2007, at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Orange.  He was a retired teacher, had a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters degree, a civilian instructor for the US Air Force, an Army medic, a musician, an artist, a faithful son of God, and a loving husband and father.  He served in WWII and was awarded the EAME Campaign Medal with seven bronze stars.  He was a long time member of the Orange Lion’s Club, Golden K Kiwanis Club, Orange County Teachers Association, South East Texas Industrial Association, and the Faith United Methodist Church.  Survivors include his wife, Barbara, of Orange; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Michael Coffey, Thomas Coffey and wife, Kimberley; one grandson, Trevor, all of Houston; four sisters, Frances Ethridge of Ft. Worth, Edith Kent of DeSoto, Dollie Scaff of Daingerfield, Eddie Ford of Riverside, CA, and a number of nieces and nephews.  Graveside service was at Omaha Cemetery in Omaha.  (Location Unknown)

Coleman, Linda

Services for Mrs. Linda Coleman, 70, of Daingerfield, were to be September 6, 2007, at Reeder-Davis Chapel with the Rev. Ron Dyess officiating.  Mrs. Coleman was born April 7, 1937, Erlanden, Germany.  She died September 3, 2007, in Longview.  She was a nurse’s aide, a Lutheran, a member of the VFW and the American Legion Auxiliary.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James “Buster” Coleman; daughter, Wanda Coleman; and two brothers, George Trapp and Werner Trapp.  Survivors include three sons, Ronnie Coleman of Lone Star, Jimmy Coleman of Atlanta, and Doug Coleman of Frisco, TX; sister, Lydia Rosner of Germany; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews, friends, and relatives.  Burial was to be in County Line Cemetery of Daingerfield.  (LOCATION UNKNOWN)

Collins, Jason Brett "Bubba"

COLLINS, JASON BRETT (BUBBA)                                                                        May 29, 1974 – May 9, 2007

Services for JASON BRETT “BUBBA” COLLINS, 32, of Longview, were May 9, 2007, at the Radar Funeral Home Chapel of Longview, with the Rev. Wayne Spanhanks and Rev. Charles  Thomas officiating.  Mr. Collins was born May 29, 1974.  He died May 5, 2007.  He was employed by Lone Star Steel, served on the executive board for United Steel Workers Local 4134, an assistant coach for the Spring Hill Lugnuts, and an avid sports fan that loved the Dallas Cowboys.  He was a devoted and deeply loved son, father, husband, and friend.  He cherished his time with his family and friends and lived his life to the fullest.  He was preceded in death by his  uncle, Danny Joe Barhum; and grandparents, W. W. and Bertha Collins.  Survivors include his wife, Becky Collins; son, Corey D. Collins; daughter, Jennifer Collins; parents, Linda and Harold Collins all of Longview; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Ruth and David Whittington of Indiana; sister and brother-in-law, Missy and John Coston of Mansfield, Texas; grandparents, Dan and Esther Robison of Naples; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Scott and Heather Whittington of Gilmer; two nieces, Jessica and Hannah; a nephew, Andrew Morris Whittington; and “brothers”, Jeff Ashby and Duane Howard.  Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery of Naples.

(Location Unknown)

Collins, William D. "Bill"

COLLINS, WILLIAM D (BILL)                                                                               April 19, 1930 – August 30, 2007

Services for Mr. William D. Collins, 77, of Daingerfield, were September 2, 2007, at Reeder-Davis Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Carlton Watkins and the Rev. Scott Darby officiating.  Mr. Collins was born April 19, 1930, in Morris Co.  He died August 30, 2007, at his home.  He was retired from Lone Star Steel and attended the First United Pentecostal Church and the Cason First Baptist Church.  Survivors include his wife, Sarah Collins of Daingerfield; two daughters, Brenda Collins of Lynchburg, TN, and Billie Mae Morrison of Fayetteville, TN; two brothers, Travis Collins of Daingerfield, and Bobby Collins of Betty, TX; two sisters, Sarah Dodson and Josephine Philips, both of Daingerfield; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, friends, and relatives.  Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

Craig, Charlene

CRAIG, CHARLENE                                                                                                 February 15, 1933 – November 24, 2007

Funeral services for Melba Charlene Craig, 74, of Naples, were Monday, November 26, 2007, at the Harrison Funeral Home Chapel in Naples, with the Rev. Randy Seybert officiating.  Ms. Craig was born February 15, 1933, in Douglassville, Texas.  She died Saturday, November 24, 2007, at the East Texas Medical Center in Pittsburg following a lengthy illness that resulted from a house fire in January of 2007.  She was a member of the first graduating class of Paul H. Pewitt High School and was a graduate of Draughons Business College in Dallas.  She served as an insurance company secretary in Dallas until her retirement when she returned to Naples.  She was also an employee of Alexander Funeral Home, and was a member of the Church on the Rock at Daingerfield.  She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Dovie Lee and Hardman Craig; a brother, Wilburn Lee Dodson; a niece, Anissa Lee Craig; and a great-nephew, Benjamin Matthew Phillips.  Survivors include one brother and sister-in-law, Morris and Melba Craig of Naples; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Frances Phillips of Whitney, Texas, and Iris Lynn and David Russell of Ft. Worth; five nieces, Denise Craig, Andrea Collier, Becky Mitchell, Kathy Swindell and Rachel Russell; three nephews, Jeremy Craig, Mike Dodson and Mark Dodson; a number of other relatives, and many friends.  Burial was at the Spring Hill Cemetery under the direction of Harrison Funeral Service of Naples.  Serving as pallbearers were Mike Arteberry, Mike Dobson, Tommy Milles, Hogan Taylor, Jack Yoder and Bobby Young.  (LOC UNKNOWN)

Dailey, Paul Edward

DAILEY, PAUL EDWARD                                                                                    September 1, 1935 – August 12, 2007

Graveside services for Paul Edward Dailey, 71, of Winfield, will be Friday, at 10 a.m., August 17, 2007, at Omaha Cemetery of Omaha with the Rev. Van Patton and Rev. Prentice Burks officiating.  Mr. Dailey was born September 1, 1935, in Parkersburg, WV.  He died August 12, 2007, at his home.  He was a construction excavator and a member of Hillside Baptist Church of Mt. Vernon.  He was preceded in death by a wife, Donna Dailey; parents, Forest and Bessie Dailey; and two sisters, Virginia Dailey and Betsy DeeLancey.  Survivors include his wife, Pauline Dailey; one son and daughter-in-law, Gib and Rena Dailey of Omaha; one daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and Justin Carruthers of Mt. Vernon; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Darrell and Carmeletta Dailey of Mt. Vernon, Forest and Barbara Dailey of Hawaii, and Gary Dailey of Mt. Pleasant; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Myrle and Bill Cosner and Jo Ann and Ray Cain, all of Parkersburg, and Irene and Clarence Williams of Macon, Georgia; four grandchildren, Tonya Elmore, Tammy Hall, Kandice Williams, and Cody Leflett; and four great-grandchildren, Ronnie Hall, Rozlynn Hall, Taylor Elmore, and Tyler Elmore. (G Row 14)

Derrick, Harold Graves

DERRICK, HAROLD GRAVES                                                                         March 28, 1928 – August 13, 2007

Graveside services for Harold Graves Derrick, 79, of Naples, were August 15, 2007, at Mount Moriah Cemetery in Omaha, with the Rev. Victor Elrod officiating.  Mr. Derrick was born March 28, 1928, in Omaha.  He died August 13, 2007, in Gilmer.  He was owner/operator of a air conditioning and heating company and was a Baptist.  Survivors include his wife, Virginia Derrick of Naples; two sons, David Derrick of WA, and Terry Derrick of Redbud, CA; daughter, Janet Randle of Naples; sister, Mattie Helen Measley of Omaha; several step-children; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  (Location Unknown)

Everett, Virgie

EVERETT, VIRGIE                                                                                             September 14, 1915 – March 19, 2007

Services for Virgie Everett, 91, of Omaha, were March 24, 2007, at the Mt. Zion CME Church of Naples, with the Rev. Jane Mack Nickleberry officiating.  Mrs. Everett was born September 14, 1915, in Morris Co. She died Mar. 19, 2007, in a Dallas hospital.  She was a seamstress and a member of the Mt. Zion CME Church.  Survivors include one sister, Mildred Drake of Grand Prairie, TX; four nieces, Jeanette Rhodes and Sarah Thompson of Grand Prairie, and Paulette Smith and Linda Jean of Dallas.  Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home.  (BL Row ? UNKNOWN)

Fletcher, Dixie Aleene

FLETCHER, DIXIE ALEENE                                                                            October 18, 1914 – April 7, 20007

Services for MRS. DIXIE ALEENE FLETCHER, 92, Daingerfield, were to be conducted today, Thursday April 12, 2007, at the Nail Haggard Chapel in Daingerfield, with the Rev. Paul Elrod officiating.  Mrs. Fletcher was born October 18, 1914, in Omaha.  She died April 7, 2007, at Golden Acres Nursing Home in Dallas.  She was a long time resident of Daingerfield, a member of Assembly of God Church in Hughes Springs, and was very devoted to her family and church.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Charlie W; brother, Leon Davis; sisters, Myrtis Tucker and Syble Davis. Survivors include four daughters and sons-in-law, Lorena and Bill Walker of Bossier City, LA, Naomi and Stan Little of Mesquite, TX, Shirley and Ron Marabito of Richardson, TX, and Freda Fletcher of Hughes Springs; five grandchildren, Nita Sanders, Mark Weathersby, Charles Walker, Susan Collum, and Chad Campbell; and four great-grandchildren.  Burial was in Bradfield Chapel Cemetery. (Row 18)

Fowler, Pat I.

Services for Pat Fowler, 85, of Daingerfield, were July 30, 2007, at Jenkins United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gerald Holder officiating.  Mrs. Fowler was born August 7, 1921, in Hughes Springs.  She died July 28, 2007, in Omaha.  She was a homemaker and a member of Jenkins United Methodist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Fowler, Jr. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, James and Beth Fowler of New Boston, and Steve and Karen Fowler of Plano; one daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ann and Johnny Joyner of Omaha; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.  Burial was in Clark Cemetery under the direction of Nail-Haggard Funeral Home.  (B Row 24)

Fulgham, Marion Lee

FULGHAM, MARION LEE                                                                                February 17, 1919 – August 6, 2007

Services for Marion Lee Fulgham, 88, of Naples, were August 8, 2007, at Church of Christ in Naples with Richard Castleman officiating.  Mr. Fulgham was born February 17, 1919, in Hughes Springs.  He died August 6, 2007, in Omaha.  He was a heavy equipment mechanic at Lone Star Steel, a WWII Army veteran, and a member of the Church of Christ.  He was preceded in death by his son, Jimmy Lee Fulgham in 2000.  Survivors include his wife, Charlie Mae Fulgham of Naples; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Gary Fulgham of Naples, and Mick and Michelle Fulgham of Tyler; a sister, Christine Ramsey of Port Arthur, TX; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Memorials may be made to the Spring Hill Cemetery Association or the Church of Christ.  Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

Griffin, Mattie Clea Wallace

GRIFFIN, MATTIE CLEA WALLACE                                                              March 2, 1922 – December 2, 2007

Services for Mrs. Mattie Clea Griffin, 85, of Naples were December 4, 2007, at First Untied Methodist Church with the Revs. Mike Fraley and Nolan Richey officiating.  Mrs. Griffin was born March 2, 1922, in Omaha.  She died December 2, 2007, in Longview.  She was an insurance clerk for David Granberry Hospital and East Texas Clinic, a member and past officer of the Order of the Eastern Star Naples Chapter #907, and a member of First United Methodist Church and the Sunshine Class.  She was preceded in death by her husband, H C Griffin, in 1992.  Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Susan Griffin of Naples; one daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Odis Cline of Omaha; six grandchildren, Shelly and Steve Derrick of Omaha, Leslie and Doug Phillips of Keller, Texas, Bryan and Tricia Griffin of Allen, Texas, Rob and Amy Holder of Lantana, Texas, Chance and Karine Holder of Carrollton, and Catie Holder of Naples; two sisters-in-law; seven great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.  Burial was in Omaha Cemetery under the direction of Harrison Funeral Home of Naples.  (G Row 4)

Hampton, Robert Wilson Sr.

HAMPTON, ROBERT WILSON SR                                                                November 22, 1918 – January 29,  2007

Services for MR. ROBERT WILSON HAMPTON, SR., 88 , of Shreveport, formerly of Naples, were Wednesday, January 31, 2007, at Nail-Haggard Chapel in Daingerfield, with the Rev. Jim Jones officiating.  Mr. Hampton was born November 22, 1918, in Naples, Texas. He died January 29, 2007, in Shreveport.  He was a veteran of the United States Navy and served during World War II.  He was retired from Illinois Central Railroad and was a Methodist.  Preceding him in death was his wife, Mary Ruth Hampton.  Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Robert W. “Bob” and Rena Hampton of Los Lomas, NM; a sister, Naomi Hampton Thornton of Dallas; two grandchildren, Kelly Whitaker and Sean Hampton; and a great-grandchild, Jonathan Whitaker.  Interment was in the Wilder Cemetery at Naples. (Location Unknown)

Hart, Gerry Lynn

HART, GERRY LYNN                                                                                       December 10, 1950 – December 10, 2007

Services for Gerry Lynn Hart, 57, of Daingerfield, were held Dec. 14 at the First Baptist Church of Daingerfield with the Rev. John Taylor officiating. Interment was in Springhill Cemetery in Rocky Branch. Mr. Hart was born Dec. 10, 1950 in Naples, and died Dec. 10, at Windsor Place Nursing Home. He was preceded in death by his father, James H. Hart Sr. and his mother, Francis Tigert Hart. Survivors include his sons, Garrett and Derrell Hart; Lisa Hart, daughter-in-law of Texarkana; three brothers, Terry Hart of Hockley, Harold, and Jamie Hart of Daingerfield; and one sister, Phyllis Hart DiMaria of Acworth, Ga. (UNKNOWN)

Hart, Wayne E.

HART, WAYNE E                                                                                               November 9, 1928 – April 25, 2007

Services for Mr. Wayne E. Hart, 78, of Mt. Pleasant, were held on April 27, 2007, at Bates-Cooper-Sloan Chapel with Dr. Gaylon Riddle and pastor Dane Riddle officiating.  Mr. Hart was born November 9, 1928, in Omaha.  He died April 25, 2007, in Mt. Pleasant.  He was a retired welder from Lone Star Steel., a US Army veteran from WWII, and a member of Highland Park Baptist Church.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeannie Hart; son, Howard Hart; daughter, Barbra Carr; brothers, James and Fred Hart; sister, Norma Easley; and parents, Howard and Marie Hart.  Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Aileen and Paul Lindsey of Mt. Pleasant; son-in-law, Daryl Carr; grandchildren, Michael and Brianne Carr DeAnda of Lubbock, Dustin and Abbie Garcia Carr, Brantin and Amanda Franks Carr, and Brigitte Carr all of Mt. Vernon; two great-grandchildren, Trevor and Evan Hart Carr.  Pallbearers were J. L. Waits, Kevin Long, Carl Pierce, and Kenneth Thompson.  Burial was in Omaha Cemetery. (Location Unknown)

Hawkins, Mary Holloway

HAWKINS, MARY HOLLOWAY                                                                    December 18, 1902 – November 1, 2007

Services for Mrs. Mary Holloway Hawkins, 104, of Douglassville, were November 10, 2007, at Springhill Baptist Church with the Reverend James Boyce officiating.  Survivors include six children, Melba Holloway of Omaha, Ruby McKee of Naples, Lessie Dickerson, Emma Battle and Adell Heath, all of Atlanta, and Clara Gaither of Douglassville; one brother, Jessie; 13 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; 34 great-great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.  Burial was at Springhill Cemetery.   (Location Unknown)

Heard, Nancy Hampton Morris

HEARD, NANCY HAMPTON MORRIS                                                        May 10, 1938 -- November 30, 2007

Services for Mrs. Nancy Jean Hampton Morris Heard, 69, of Naples were December 3, 2007, at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mike Fraley and the Rev. Dr. Tim Edwards officiating.  Mrs. Heard was born May 10, 1938, in Naples.  She died November 30, 2007, in Texarkana.  She was a retired banking officer at Morris County National Bank, a member of First United Methodist Church where she served as secretary for several years, a member and Past Worthy Matron of Order of the Eastern Star Naples Chapter #907, and a member of the Naples Lions Club and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.  She was preceded in death by a husband, Jerry Morris.  Survivors include her husband, Tommy G Heard of Naples, three sons and two daughters-in-law, Milton Wayne Morris of Dallas, Michael and Robin Morris and Chris and Jessica Heard all of Naples; one daughter, Mona Jeree Morris Johnson of Naples; a brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Janice Hampton of Boxelder, Texas; a sister, Gloria Norwood of Naples; and six grandchildren, Jake Wiley, Randi Wiley, Hunter Johnson, Eric Morris, Abigail Heard and Eli Heard, all of Naples.  Burial was in Wheatville Cemetery at Naples under the direction of Harrison Funeral Home of Naples.  Serving as pallbearers were Rafel Ranes, J Roy Traylor, Steven Luttrell, Shannon Holmes, Bobby Stewart and Carlos Scoggins. (Loc Unknown)

Henderson, Ronald Lee

HENDERSON, RONALD LEE                                                                        September 16, 1960 – April 13, 2007

Services for Mr. Ronald Lee Henderson, 46, of Omaha, were April 17, 2007, at the Harrison Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles Thomas officiating.  Mr. Henderson was born September 16, 1960.  He died April 13, 2007, at a nursing home in Pittsburg.  He was a farm hand.  Survivors include two daughters, Daphni Gillum of Venus, TX and Kinley Anne Henderson of Naples; one brother and sister-in-law, Rick and Tammy Henderson of Omaha; a granddaughter, Jaylee Bolt, and a grandson, Joseph Tijerina both of Venus; three nephews, Cody Henderson, Kolt Henderson, and Clint Henderson all of Omaha; and a niece, Rachel Henderson of Omaha.  Burial was in Omaha Cemetery under the direction of Harrison Funeral Home. (Location Unknown)

Holsopple, Robert G.

HOLSOPPLE, ROBERT G.                                                                              June 6, 1961 – January 30, 2007

Graveside services for MR. ROBERT G. HOLSOPPLE, 45, of Daingerfield, were to be at 2 pm, Thursday, February 1, 2007, at Bradfield Chapel Cemetery near Daingerfield, with the Rev. Scott Darby officiating.  Mr. Holsopple was born June 6, 1961, in Altoona, PA.  He died January 30, 2007, at Titus County Regional Medical, Mt. Pleasant, TX.  He was an employee of RSO at Welch Power Plant near Mt. Pleasant.  Survivors include his wife, Binky Holsopple; his son, Eric Holsopple, and his daughter, Kristin Holsopple, all of Daingerfield; Two brothers, David of Omaha and Marshall of Baytown; and his mother and step-father, Carol and Gene Boyd of Mont Belvieu, TX.

Irvin, Vernon P.

Graveside services for Vernon P. Irvin, 89, of Daingerfield, were July 12, 2007, at the Daingerfield Cemetery with the Rev. Curtis Hall officiating.  Mr. Irvin was born October 2, 1917, in Hughes Springs.  He died July 9, 2007, in Mt. Pleasant. He was retired from Lone Star Steel, a veteran of the US Air Force, and a Baptist.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Verna Irvin and a daughter, Barbara Bradley.  Survivors include a daughter, Betty Tauzin of Mt. Pleasant; two sisters, Leo Hall of Omaha, and Johnny Mae Watson of Texarkana; two grandchildren, Tony Phillips and Lisa Escobar; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. (Location Unknown)

Kennedy, Edna Faye Justiss

Services for Edna Faye Justiss Kennedy, 84, of Daingerfield, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 3, 2007, at Church of Christ, with Norman Miller and Tim Gibbs officiating. Burial will be in Daingerfield Cemetery. Arrangements are by Nail-Haggard Funeral Home. Mrs. Kennedy died October 31, 2007, in Mount Pleasant. Born November 2, 1922, in Daingerfield, she was an adult 4-H leader, campfire adult leader and member of Church of Christ. Survivors include her daughters, Patricia Schnur and Colleen West; brothers, Howard, Adron and C.Y. Justiss; and sister, Bessie Cason. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today at the funeral home. (Location Unknown)

Kirk, John Jr.

KIRK, JOHN JR.                                                                                             January 8, 1925 – January 3, 2007

Services for Mr. John Kirk Jr., 81, of Omaha, were Saturday, January 6, 2007, at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Lynn Loe officiating.  Mr. Kirk was born January 8, 1925, in Vincennes, IN.  He died Wednesday, January 3, 2007, at his home.  He was a retired brick mason for Lone Star Steel Co., a member of First United Methodist Church and a navy veteran of World War II.  Survivors include his wife, Geraldine Kirk of Omaha; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jan and Roger Benest of Texarkana, AR., and Lynn and Steve Partain of Allen, TX; three sons and daughters-in-law, John and Eleanor Kirk of Longview, Steve and Virginia Kirk of Woodville and Larry and Sue Kirk of Allen; one brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Jeanette Kirk of Rockport; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Kristen Kirk, in 1989.  Interment was at the Omaha Cemetery in Omaha, under the direction of Alexander Funeral Service of Naples.  (K Row 4 BL 25)

Laing, Alexander "Ike" Alexander “Ike” Laing, 73, a resident of Mount Pleasant, TX passed away Thursday, April 5, 2007 in Mount Pleasant.    Mr. Alexander was born in Cookville, TX,  May 21, 1933, was in the U. S. Army, was employed by Lone Star Steel Comapany 30 plus years and was self employed as a dirt contractor.  Services were at Bates-Cooper-Sloan Funeral Home Mount Pleasant Saturday, April 7, 2007 at 2:00 p.m.. and were conducted by Rev. Nolan Richey and Kerry Adamck.  Interment was in Concord Cemetery, Omaha, TX.  He was a Baptist.  Mr. Alexander married August 6, 1955 Margaret (Smith) Laing.  Pallbearers were Eddie Westmoreland, Roger Dale Westmoreland, Bradley Dennis, Tony Larrison, E. B. Wommack, Paul Beggs, W. L. Wilhite, and David Johnson; Honorary Pallbearers were William Pope, Dalva Allen, Floyd Hopper, and Jerry Derrick.  Survivors are his wife Margaret (Smith) Laing, son and daughter-in-law William F. Butch & Sharon Laing of Houston, TX, daughter and son-in-law Nona & Brad Branch of Cookville, TX, daughter-in-law Carol Chamberlain of Orange, TX; Special Niece Ronda Oden of Pahrump, NV; grandchildren Hannah & Sarah Laing of Houston; Tracy Branch of Cookville; Zachary Kennedy of Cookville; Carla & Sean Sears of Sulphur Springs; Jeremy & Joshua Abshier of Orange; sister & brother-in-law Beth & Lester Poag of Mount Pleasant; sister-in-law Eva Walker.  Mr. Laing was preceded in death by his mother and father Norma (Davis) and William “Bill” Laing; a son Jeffery Alexander Laing; brothers Harry Laing and William D. Laing.
Law, James P.

LAW, JAMES P                                                                                                1916 – 2007

Memorial services for Mr. James P Law, 91, formerly of Omaha, were December 29, 2007, at St John’s United Methodist Church of Albuquerque, NM.  Mr. Law grew up in Omaha and graduated from Omaha High School in 1934.  He served in the United States Air Force during WWII as a pilot of multi-engine aircrafts.  He earned a PhD from Texas A & M University in 1965, and pursued a career as a research scientist for the US Environmental Protection Agency at the Kerr Water Research Center in Ada, OK.  He was an avid bird hunter and skeet shooter.  While living in Albuquerque, he sang for a number of years with the New MexiChords mens barbership chorus.  Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Miriam Law and son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Corinne Law all of Alguquerque; grandson, Nile Law of Dallas; granddaughter and husband, Melanie and Joh Kombluh of Rico, CO; great-grandchildren, Jordan and Sara Law and Jonah Law Kombluh and Ruben James Kombluh; sisters, Beth Edminster of OK, and Emma Holt and husband, Si of Round Rock, TX.

December 25, 2007        

(The Monitor March 6, 2008)

     James Law was the ideal big brother to his four sisters.  “He’s always been really close and a loving, caring brother that would do anything for any of us,” said Emma Holt, a sister.  “He was just always there for us.”

     Law, a 20 year Albuquerque resident, died on Christmas Day.  He was 91.  “He had a good sense of humor, and he had a lot of fun in his life,” Mrs. Holt said.  Law remained close with his family, even after going to college.  His sisters would visit him at the University of Texas – Austin.

     “That was a big treat for us girls, because we lived in a little town,” she said.  “We didn’t get to go into a big town very often.”

     Mr. Law lived in Omaha and graduated from Omaha High School in 1934.  He got a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and went on to earn a doctorate in soil physics from Texas A & M.  He is best-known for his work in water and soil research.  Most of his writings, which include books and articles, are housed in the Library of Congress.

     “He was such a good scientific mind,” son, Jim Law said.  “He was a very disciplined, orderly person that did everything when it was supposed to be done.”

     James Law married his wife, Miriam, in 1940.  He served in the armed forces during World War II as a pilot and pilot trainer, but he never saw combat.

     Most of his professional career centered on water and soil pollution.  His work in the field earned him a lot of recognition, including the Environmental Protection Agency’s Silver Medal for Superior Service and Certificate of Award for Excellence. 

     James Law is survived by Miriam, his wife of 67 years; one child, two grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Lawton, A. W.

LAWTON, A. W.                                                                                               April 5, 1930 – July 7, 2007

Services for Elder A.W. Lawton, 77, of Daingerfield, were held July 7 at Daingerfield High School Auditorium with Elder Alfred Key Jr. officiating. Interment was in Whitmore Cemetery in Daingerfield. Arrangements were under Harmon Funeral Home. Mr. Lawton was born April 5, 1930, in Daingerfield, and died July 2 at Cypress Basin Hospice. Mr. Lawton was the pastor of the Mount Olive Church of God. A lifetime resident of Daingerfield, Mr. Lawton served as a county commissioner. He was also superintendent of the Daingerfield water department.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; and one sister. Survivors include his wife Marguerite of Daingerfield; three sons, Alvin W. Lawton and wife, Marcia of Dallas; Richard Lee Lawton and wife, Charlotte of Gladewater; and Charles Austin of Daingerfield; one daughter, Rena Jones and husband, Jerry of Mount Pleasant; four brothers, Earnest Lawton and wife, Delois and Wilbert Lawton and wife, Marcie, all of Seattle, Wash., Leon Lawton Jr. and wife, Charlene of Dallas, and Jimmy Lawton and wife, Yvonne of Daingerfield; five sisters, Bonnie Evans and husband, L.V. and Mary Rodgers and husband, Thomas, all of Daingerfield, Marise Banks and husband Roy of Mims, Dorothy Thompson and husband, Alton and Mary Smith and husband, Billie, all of Dallas; 20 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren. Mr. Lawton’s nephews and brothers served as pallbearers.

Lee, Linda Sue

LEE, LINDA SUE                                                                                            June 21, 1946 – October 17, 2007

Services for Mrs. Linda Sue Lee, 61, of Daingerfield, were October 21, 2007, at South Union Baptist Church with the Revs. Chad Thompson and Neal Clark officiating.  Mrs. Lee was born June 21, 1946, in Pittsburg.  She died October 17, 2007, in Longview.  She was a member of South Union Missionary Baptist Church and worked as a social worker for the State of Texas.  Survivors include her husband, Jackie Lee of Daingerfield; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jennifer and Jay West of Ft. Worth, and Melissa and Ken Armentrout of Dallas; son, Jeff Lee of Knoxville, Tennessee; brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Lorraine Martin of Daingerfield; three brothers-in-law, Gary Lee of Tyler, Sammy Lee of Wiley, and Hayden Lee of Lone Star; two sisters-in-law, Carolyn Surver of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and Pam Minor of Lone Star; and grandchildren, Hannah and Emily West of Ft. Worth.  Burial was in Bradfield Chapel Cemetery.  (LOC UNKNOWN)

Lile, Pauline

LILE, PAULINE                                                                                               August 14, 1927 – May 19, 2007

Services for MRS. PAULINE LILE, 79, of Hockley, were May 19, 2007, at the Fellowship Bible Church of Daingerfield with the Rev. James Gibbs officiating.  Mrs. Lile was born August 14, 1927, in Naples.  She died May 14, 2007, in Tomball, Texas.  She was preceded in death by her husband, A. J. “Jimmy” Lile Jr.; parents, Early and Lota Jacobs; and a brother, Billy Ray Jacobs.  Survivors include a son, Jerry Duncan of Mineola; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Bonnie and Leslie Elder of Semmes, AL, Paula and Terry Hart of Tomball, and Betty Duncan of Dallas; a brother, Robert Jacobs of Manassas, Virginia; six sisters, Willie Heath of Kilgore, Shirley  Carr of Lone Star, Doris Holmes and Patsy Elrod, both of Hughes Springs, Earlene Kennedy and Linda Guilbeau, both of Longview; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.  Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery under the direction of Nail-Haggard Funeral Home.

(NE Row 9)
Lilley, Iberta

Services for IBERTA LILLEY, 93, of Daingerfield, were June 4, 2007, at South Union Baptist Church with the Rev. Chad Thompson officiating.  Mrs. Lilley was born July 2, 1913, in Morris County.  She died June 2, 2007 in Longview.  She was a homemaker and a member of South Union Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Hershal Lilley; parents, Phillip and Leola Truitt Taylor; three brothers, Morris Taylor, J. A. Taylor, Omra Taylor; a sister, Eddie McDaniel; and four grandchildren.  Survivors include four daughters, Maurine Barton of Naples, Nelda Harrell of Daingerfield, Sue Bowman of Lone Star, and Gail Lilley of Daingerfield; two sons, Wayne Lilley of New Boston and Weldon Lilley of Daingerfield; 18 grandchildren; 28 grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.  Burial was in Clark Cemetery.  (LOCATION UNKNOWN)

McLain, Virginia Ryan

VIRGINIA RYAN MCLAIN, loving mother and grandmother, passed away on Friday, February 16, 2007, in El Paso, TX at the age of 94.  She was born October 8, 1912, in Hickman, KY.  She was a teacher for fifty years with the last six years at Bel Air High School in El Paso, TX.  She was past president of Ysleta Retired School Employees Association and Region XIX Retired Teachers Association.  She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Older El Pasoans Hall of Fame, and the El Paso Retiree Cabinet.  She was preceded in death by her husband, William E McLain.  She is survived by her daughter, Nancy McLain Evans; son-in-law, Stephen Evans; and two grandchildren, Erin Ashley Evans and Ryan C Evans.  The Family would like to extend their thanks and love to Dr. Elaine Barron and Nancy Garnica for your love and care.  Visitation will be Tuesday, February 20, 2007, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Martin Funeral Home East, 1460 George Dieter.  A funeral service will be held Wednesday, February 21, 2007, at 10:00 AM at St. Luke United Methodist Church, 9915 Montwood.  Burial will be in Daingerfield, TX.  Service arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Martin Funeral Home East, 1460 George Dieter Dr. El Paso, TX 79936 (915) 855-8881.

Michels, William Arnold "Bill"

MICHELS, WILLIAM “BILL” ARNOLD                                                   January 2, 1938 – April 25, 2007

Services for WILLIAM “BILL” ARNOLD MICHELS, 69, of Lone Star, were April 25, 2007, at Lone Star Baptist Church with the Rev. Rick Monds officiating. Mr. Michels was born January 2, 1938, in Lawton, Oklahoma. He died April 20, 2007, in Lone Star. He served with the United States Army, was a member of Lone Star Baptist Church, and a retired welder. Survivors include his wife, Quida Michels of Lone Star; three sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Melisa Bridges of Idabel, Oklahoma, Stephen and Jennifer Michels of Lone Star, Daniel Michels of San Francisco, California; three daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Mark Coates of Oakwood, Texas, Tina and James Kollar of Allen, Texas, and Rhonda Michels of Boston, Massachusetts; a brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Vivian Michels of Omaha; stepbrother and wife, Michael and Linda Culver of Bronwood, Georgia; stepmother, Marian Michels of Brunswick, Georgia; and 12 grandchildren. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery of Rocky Branch under the direction of Nail-Haggard Funeral Home. (Location Unknown)

Mixon, Kenneth Leon

MIXON, KENNETH LEON                                                                            September 6, 1936 – December 2, 2007

Services for Mr. Kenneth L Mixon, 71, of Naples, were December 5, 2007, at Liberty Baptist Church of Naples, with the Revs. Doug Freeman, Rodger Bradley and Roy Conatser officiating.  Mr. Mixon was born September 6, 1936, in Texarkana.  He died December 2, 2007, in Tyler.  He worked in production control at Red River Army Depot, was a member of Community Christian Church and a US Air Force veteran.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Mixon in 2005; father, W O Mixon; and two brothers, Pete and Johnny Mixon.  Survivors include his mother, Myrtle Mixon, and sister, Cinda Alford both of Longview; three sons and daughters-in-law, Doug and Linda Freeman of Omaha, David and Karen Freeman of Pascagoula, MS, and Don and Jana Freeman of Maud; one daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Brian Purdom of Warren, OK; two brothers, W M ‘Dub’ Mixon of Mesquite, and Donnie Mixon of IL; 12 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.  Burial was in Springhill Cemetery near Naples, under the direction of Harrison Funeral Home of Naples.  (SE Row 1)

Moore, James Richard

MOORE, JAMES RICHARD                                                                        January 4, 1918 – May 22, 2007

Services for Mr. JAMES RICHARD MOORE, 89, of Daingerfield were May 25, 2007, at Nail-Haggard Funeral Home with Dr. William Rustenhaven officiating.  Mr. Moore was born January 4, 1918, in Lake Charles, LA.  He died May 22, 2007, in Longview.  He was a CPA for Haskins and Sells, a rancher, a former member of the Daingerfield City Council, and a WWII Army veteran.  Survivors include his wife, Martha S Moore; a son, Charles Thomas Moore; two stepdaughters and one stepson-in-law, Judi Freeman, Jene Freeman Buckner and Jas A Buckner; three grandsons and one granddaughter-in-law, Tyler Moore, Will Moore, and Jake and Britten Buckner; a granddaughter, Carrie Buckner; and one great-granddaughter.  Burial was in Wilder Cemetery in Naples. (Location Unknown)

Moore, Jeanine Hawkins

MOORE, JEANINE HAWKINS                                                                    August 24, 1929 – September 18, 2007

Jeanine Hawkins Moore, 78, of Tyler, Texas, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007, in a Tyler hospice. Mrs. Moore was born Aug. 24, 1929, in Tyler. She was a retired licensed vocational nurse and a Methodist. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Moore; and two sons, Tommy Tigert and Scotty Tigert. Survivors include three sons, Richard Tigert of Galveston, Texas, Jimmy Moore of Tyler and Kenny Tigert; two daughters, Anna Jo Wommack of Mount Pleasant, Texas, and Laura Tigert of Omaha, Texas; one sister, Mary Ann Smith of Marshall, Texas; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Harrison Funeral Home with the Rev. Dwayne Higgins officiating. Burial will be in Omaha Cemetery, Omaha. E Row 9

Moore, Margaret

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)

Moreland, William Robert "Bob"

MORELAND, WILLIAM ROBERT (BOB)                                                 May 27, 1914 – August 4, 2007

Services for Robert Moreland, 93, of   Mt. Pleasant, were August 6, 2007, at the First Baptist Church of Mt. Pleasant with Dr. Clint Davis and Dr. L. L. Morris officiating.  Mr. Moreland was born May 27, 1914, in Morris County.  He died August 4, 2007, in Mt. Pleasant.  He was a distributor for Auto Parts Supplier, a US Air Force veteran, a member of the American Legion, served 60 years as a deacon and Sunday school teacher, and was a 60 year member of the Masonic Lodge.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Henry Moreland and Lilly Mae McDaniel Moreland; two brothers, Albert and warren Moreland; and a sister, Murrell Hampton.  Survivors include his wife, Ruby Moreland of Mt. Pleasant; two brothers, Coy Moreland of Omaha, and Dan Moreland of Hughes Springs; a sister, Mary Walker of Euless, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Pallbearers were Bruce King, Robert Rolston, Cappy Payne, Mark Stansell, James Kidwell, and Hugh Lindsey. Honorary pallbearers included Kevin Kent, Ted Graham, Jack Anderson, Dr. Cecil McLeod, Gary Cornett, Tom Conner, Joe Ed Brown, and Glenn Griffith.  Burial was in Omaha Cemetery.  (E Row 6)

Morris, Allen Jones

MORRIS, ALLEN JONES                                                                            January 21, 1945 – December 25, 2007

Services for Mr. Morris Allen Jones, 62, of Omaha, were December 29, 2007, at Harrison Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Doug Freeman officiating.  Mr. Jones was born January 21, 1945, in Naples.  He died December 25, 2007, at his home in Omaha.  He was a heavy equipment operator in the construction industry and a Christian.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Merrell and Maggie Jones; a brother, William Edward Jones; and a brother-in-law, Roy Barnett.  Survivors include three sons and one daughter-in-law, Michael and Amanda Jones, and James Jones all of Omaha, and Timothy Jones of Mt. Pleasant; a sister, Hassie Barnett and nephew, Roy Allen Barnett both of Omaha; four grandchildren, Kristen Jones, Ashley Jones, Brandon Walters and Jack Precise; and his companion, Barbara Atchley.  Burial was in Snow Hill Cemetery near Mt. Pleasant under the direction of Harrison Funeral Home of Naples.  (Location Unknown)

Morris, Jackie Ray

MORRIS, JACKIE RAY                                                                                May 17, 1955 – February 18, 2007

Services for Jackie Ray Morris, 51, of Omaha, were February 20, 2007, at the Concord Missionary Baptist Church of Omaha, with the Rev. Nolan Richey officiating.  Mr. Morris was born May 17, 1955, in El Paso, TX.  He died February 18, 2007, at his home.  He was an equipment operator for Morris Co. and was a member of First Baptist Church of Omaha.  He was preceded in death by his father, Jack Morris, in 1994.  Survivors include his wife, Pamala Jo Morria of Omaha; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jason and Jessica Morris of Naples, and Joe Ray and Ashlee Morris of Marietta; his mother, Betty Ann Morris of Omaha; a sister and brother-in-law, DeAnn and David Livingston of Omaha; three grandchildren, Lauren Morris, Jack Morris and Jett Ray Morris; and a nephew, Jeffery Frost of Omaha.  Burial was at the Omaha Cemetery under the direction of Harrison Funeral Home of Naples.  (Location Unknown)

Morrison, Polly Steward

MORRISON, POLLY STEWARD                                                                 December 23, 1953 – February 13, 2007

Services for MRS. POLLY STEWARD MORRISON, 53, of Longview, were February 17, 2007, at Reeder-Davis Chapel in Hughes Springs, with the Rev. Curtis Hall officiating.  Mrs. Morrison was born December 23,1953, in Gilmer.  She died February 13, 2007, in a Longview hospital.  She worked at the Longview News-Journal as payroll administrator and had been employed there since 1989.  She was a member of Winterfield United Methodist Church of Longview.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Morris and Doris Steward; one sister, Lula Bell Magill; one brother, Morris Steward, Jr., and one niece, Sharon Allen.  Survivors include one son, Phillip Morrison of Portland, Oregon; one daughter, Julia Morrison of Longview; one sister and brother-in-law, Lou Ann and Andy Schlagel and one brother and sister-in-law, Henry and Anita Steward, all of Omaha; four nieces and one nephew.  Burial was at Bradfield Chapel Cemetery near Daingerfield. 

Narramore, Patricia Weimer

NARRAMORE, PATRICIA WEIMER                                                        December 19, 1926 – July 11, 2007

Services for Patricia Weimer Narramore were conducted Wednesday, July 18, 2007, in the chapel at the First United Methodist Church of Naples with the Reverends Sandra Benson and Michael Fraley officiating.  Mrs. Narramore was born December 19, 1926, in Okmulgee, OK, to Fay Edward and Olive Rose Weimer.  She passed away in Texarkana on July 11, 2007.  Mrs. Narramore grew up in Okmulgee where her father raised quarter horses on the FX Ranch.  She graduated from Okmulgee High School.  She attended Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA, where she earned a degree in journalism.  After graduation, she returned to OK.  While working for a newspaper in OK, she met her future husband, Lee Narramore.  After their wedding, they moved to Naples, TX, where Mr. Narramore assumed ownership of The Naples Monitor.  The Narramores had two daughters, Sally and Betsy.  Mrs. Narramore devoted herself to her family.  She was an active member of the Pewitt PTA and a leader of the Naples Brownie troop.  Some of her pastimes were gardening, playing bridge, and reading.  She was a member of the Naples Garden Club and several bridge clubs.  A voracious reader, her favorite books were the L. M. Montgomery stories of Anne of Green Gables.  Mrs. Narramore was preceded in death by her former husband, Lee Narramore.  Survivors include daughters, Betsy Williams of Texarkana and Sally Narramore of New Your, NY; grandchildren, Stacy Howell and Micah Howell of Texarkana, Dustin Tyson of New Boston, and Phillip Schneider of Melrose, NM; and three great-grandchildren.  Burial was in the Meadowview Cemetery in Naples, under the direction of Harrison Funeral Home.  Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the First United Methodist Church of Naples.  (Section A Row 1)

Nealy, Eula NAPLES - Eula Nealy, 72, of Naples died Wednesday, March 28, 2007, at her residence.  A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 3 at Gethsemane Cemetery in Naples with the Rev. Alton Jackson officiating. Interment is under the direction of Harmon Funeral Home in Daingerfield.  Ms. Nealy was born March 26, 1935, in Naples. She attended school in the Gethsemane Public School system.  She is survived by six sons, Natienl Nealy, Robert Nealy, Prester Ellis, Billy Nealy, Joel Nealy, and Eric Nealy; two daughters, Wanda Wilkins and Joyce Nealy; 20 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Harold Bonner; and two sisters, Bobbie Harris and F. Roberts. Mount Pleasant Daily Tribune
Patterson, Naomi E. Traylor

PATTERSON, NAOMI E. TRAYLOR                                                         December 16, 1912 – January 9, 2007

Graveside services for Mrs. Naomi E. Traylor Patterson, 94, of Naples, were January 11, 2007, at Spring Hill Cemetery near Naples, with the Rev. Bob Pearce officiating.  Mrs. Patterson was born December 16, 1912, in Daingerfield.  She died January 9, 2007, at a nursing home in Daingerfield.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church, a former employee of Lowery’s Drug Store in Naples, a homemaker and a lifetime resident of Naples.  Preceding her in death was her beloved husband of 65 years, Paul Patterson.  Survivors include her daughter, Paul June Patterson of Naples; a grandson, Thomas William Park of Sherman, TX; a number of nieces and nephews, Billy and Deloris Riley of Shreveport, LA., Palmer Orr of San Antonio, and Acree and Corinne Carlisle of Houston; and a number of great-nephews, nieces and cousins. (NW Row 2)

Ray, Gayle Yvonne

RAY, GAYLE YVONNE                                                                               October 2, 1948 – July 25, 2007

Gayle Yvonne Ray, 58, of Omaha, TX, died Wednesday, July 25, 2007, in an Omaha nursing home.  Mrs. Ray was born October 2, 1948, in Houston.  She was a sales associate and a Methodist.  Survivors include her parents, Helen Anderson of Omaha and James L. Alcocer of Houston; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Dwayne and Paula Anderson of Midlothian, TX, and J. C. and Crystal Anderson of Omaha; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Darlene and Terry Tuck of Omaha and Nancy and Mike Cobb of Naples, TX; and a number of other relatives.  She was preceded in death by her daddy, Adren Anderson. Graveside services will be 2 pm Friday at Spring Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Lynn Loe officiating.  Burial will be under direction of Harrison Funeral Home.  (Location Unknown)

Richardson, Bruce Allen

RICHARDSON, BRUCE ALLEN                                                               August 3, 1956 – June 7, 2007

Services for BRUCE ALLEN RICHARDSON, 50, of Naples, were June 10, 2007, at Daniels Chapel Congregational Methodist Church with the Rev. Charles Thomas officiating.  Mr. Richardson was born August 3, 1956, in Naples.  He died June 7, 2007, in a Tyler hospital.  He was employed by the Texas Highway Department and was a Baptist.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Roy Richardson; two nephews, Jeffery Richardson and Tony McClellon; and his parents.  Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Amanda and Kenneth McDonald of Daingerfield; three step-daughters, Lisa Gilbreath of Sherman, Texas, Candy Costello of Cookville, and Dana Stroman of Omaha; sister, Betty McClellon of Daingerfield; and two grandchildren, Micah and Alessa Smith of Daingerfield.  Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

(Location Unknown)

Rivers, Lelia Emmaline RIVERS, LELIA EMMALINE                   September 6, 1915 – April 26, 2007 Graveside services for Mrs. Lelia Emmaline Rivers, 91, of Omaha, were April 28, 2007, at the Omaha Cemetery.  Mrs. Rivers was born September 6, 1915, in Omaha.  She died April 26, 2007, at the Omaha Nursing Center.  She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Omaha.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Anys Leon Rivers; son, John William Rivers; and her parents.  Survivors include two grandsons, Michael Lee Rivers of Omaha, and Gary Wayne Rivers of Naples; two nieces, Sandra Elizabeth Weeks and husband, James, and Cherry Ann Todd; a brother-in-law, Ernest Rivers and wife, Louise, a daughter-in-law, Mary Ann Rivers Yancovich; two great-grandchildren, Norman Brian Rivers and Crystal Ann Rivers; two great-great-grandchildren; and two great-grand nephews. (B Row 12)
Roach, Norris

ROACH, NORRIS                                                                                     October 4, 1931 – April 11, 2007

Services for Mr. Norris Roach, 75, of Naples, were April 13, 2007, at the Harrison Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Larry Neely and the Rev. Dan McGuire officiating.  Mr. Roach was born October 4, 1931 in Bassett, TX.  He died April 11, 2007, at his home.  He was a retired millwright from Red River Army Depot, an Army veteran of the Korean War, and a Baptist.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth and Billy Ray, Roach; and his parents, Lester Luther Roach and Bertha Mae Thacker Roach.  Survivors include his wife, Loretta Roach of Naples; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Lester and Heather Roach of Atlanta, Justin and Amy Roach of Cornett, and Jason Roach of Mt. Pleasant; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Buddy and Beth Roach of Hughes Springs, and Gerald and Cora Lee Roach of Longview; a sister and brother-in-law; a sister and brother-in-law, Kathy and Don Wilbanks of Cornett; a granddaughter, Madison Roach of Longview; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Burial was in Wilder Cemetery at Naples.  (Location Unknown)

Roberson, Louie "Jack"

ROBERSON, LOUIE “JACK”                                                                 September 29, 1917 – October 19, 2007

Services for Mr. Louie “Jack” Roberson, 90, of Omaha, were October 27, 2007, at Omaha First Baptist Church with the Rev. C. L. Moore officiating.  Mr. Roberson was born September 29, 1917, in Daingerfield, to Arthur and Ada Evans Roberson.  He died October 19, 2007, in Mt. Pleasant.  He was a deacon and financial secretary at Omaha First Baptist Church, a farmer, a bus driver for Pewitt CISD, an employee at Lone Star Steel Co., attended the CC Camp, and was a life long resident of Omaha.  He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Pauline Johnson Roberson; son, George A Roberson; four sisters; five brothers; and a grandson.  Survivors include his wife, Helen Roberson and a special daughter-in-law, Bettie A. Roberson both of Omaha; two sisters, Willie Lois Turner of Buford, Georgia, and Vernita Faye Turner of Tulsa; two sons, Rickey Smith of Frisco, Texas, and Scottie Benton of Chino Hills, CA; three daughters, Lou Vanna Lewis, and Tonya Gaston both of Omaha, and Eunice Gaston of Carrolltn, TX; six grandchildren from first marriage, Georgia Walker of Pittsburg, Sandra Wright of Daingerfield, Greg Brooks of Mobile, AL, Marcell Sherman of Exton, PA, Angela Sheffield of Wiley, TX, and Betsy Fluellen of Mt. Pleasant; and seven great-grandchildren; eleven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives.  Burial was in Bell Haven Cemetery in Omaha. (Location Unknown)

Rosewell, Roy Mack

ROSEWELL, ROY MACK                                                                        November 30, 1938 – January 9, 2007

Services for Mr. Roy Mack Rosewell, 68, of Cookville, TX, were January 12, 2007, at Bates-Cooper-Sloan Funeral Home Chapel in Mt. Pleasant, with the Rev. Dr. Mike Amerson and the Rev. Dwaine Higgins officiating.  Mr. Rosewell was born November 30, 1938, in Titus Co.  He died January 9, 2007, at his home.  He was a lifetime resident of the Titus Co. area and an employee of Titus Regional Medical Center for 40 years.  Preceding him in death were his parents, Leon and Clarice Rosewell; a grandson, Ricky Don Rosewell; a sister, Dorothy Raney; and a brother, Bobby Leon Rosewell;  Survivors include his wife, Donna Blackard Rosewell of Cookville; a son and daughter-in-law, Ricky Mack and Lisa Rosewell of Cookville; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Billy Ray and Julie Rosewell, and Jerry Zane and Katie Rosewell, all of Cookville; a sister, Bettye Phillips of Mt. Pleasant; granddaughter and spouse, April and Eric Blease of Paris; great-grandsons, Cason and Corbin Blease of Paris; stepchildren and spouses, Clay and Amy Carrell of Falcon, CO, Lynn and Kerry Miller of Lubbock, TX, and Monica and Greg Newman of Commerce, TX; step-grandchildren, Ashley, Bradley and Jarrod Miller of Lubbock, Noah and Jacob Newman of Commerce, and Shane Miller of DeKalb; and a number of nieces and nephews.  Burial was in the Omaha Cemetery under the direction of Bates-Cooper-Sloan Funeral Service of Mt. Pleasant.  Serving as pallbearers were Billy Ray Rosewell, Clay Carrell, Jerry Zane Rosewell, Shane Miller, Jerry Ray Rosewell and Lewis Raney.  Honorary pallbearers were Steve Rosewell, Bruce Gibson, Darrell Robertson, Charles Morris, Gary Bradley and David Rosewell.  (Location Unknown)

Sargent, Helen Catherine Helen Catherine Sargent, 91, of Garland and formerly of Mount Pleasant, died Tuesday April 10, 2007.  Services were  held at Bates-Cooper-Sloan Chapel with Bro. Doug Blackard officiating.  Interment was at Concord Cemetery in Omaha.   Pallbearers were Greg Bradshaw, David Bradshaw, Keenan Bradshaw, Doug Sargent, Tommy Hare  and Mike Forsyth.  Mrs. Sargent was born March 21, 1916 in Bixby, AZ.  She was a homemaker and member of Oak Grove Church of Christ.  She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Jerry and Wanda Sargent of The Colony, two daughters and a son-in-law Juanita Hare of Dallas and Mary and Jerry Sharrock of Garland; eight grandchildren Greg, Belynda, David Keenan, Doug, Cindy, Tommy and Mike; 13 great-grandchildren Ashley, Lauren, Amanda, Christina, Katherine, Caroline, Daniel, Jossete, Nathan, Heather, Heidi, Logan and Dylan; great-great-grandchildren Ava, Issac, Elijah and Kristin; a sister Lorene Tigert of Mount Pleasant and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years Zillman Sargent; her parents, four brothers and two sisters. Row 17A NE 
Sheppard, Roosevelt

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, Lois

SMITH, LOIS                                                                                              January 12, 1910 – July 3, 2007

Services for Lois Smith, 97, of Naples, were July 5, 2007, at Harrison Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jack Cox, Rev. Frank Richardson, and Rev. Mike Fraley officiating.  Mrs. Smith was born January 12, 1910, in Cussetta, Texas.  She died July 3, 2007, in Omaha.  She was a retired pharmacy clerk and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Naples.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Wendell C. Smith; parents, Martin and Susie Cameron; and a brother, Waldo Cameron.  Survivors include five first cousins, Melvin McCoy of Hughes Springs, Margaret Frost of Douglassville, Elizabeth Beard of Shreveport, Frances Burnett of Texarkana, and Billie Jo Thompson of Atlanta; and a number of special friends.  Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Texarkana.  Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church or to Cedar Grove Cemetery, c/o Frances Burnett, 4907 Twin Oaks Drive, Texarkana, Texas 75503.

Stern, Alma

STERN, ALMA                                                                                           November 3, 1918 – July 27, 2007

Services for Alma Stern, 88, of Omaha, were August 1, 2007, at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. D. A. Hill officiating.  Mrs. Stern was born November 3, 1918, in Morris County.  She died July 27, 2007 in Daingerfield.  She was a cook at Windsor Place.  Survivors include four nieces that she raised as her children, Gloria Douglas of Omaha, Josephine Choice of Ft. Worth, Betty Conwright of Humble, and Zetha Fisher of Tyler; two nephews that she raised as her children, Melvin Smith of Daingerfield, and Paul Bell of Houston; sister, Henrietta Bell of Omaha; and brother, Earnest Henderson of Arkansas.  Burial was in Whitmore Cemetery of Daingerfield under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Inc.

Stiggers, Samuel Travis

STIGGERS, SAMUEL TRAVIS                                                                 June 6, 1927 – April 8, 2007

Services for Mr. Samuel Travis Stiggers, 79, of Omaha, were April 11, 2007, at the Harmon Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charlie Hood officiating.  Mr. Stiggers was born June 6, 1927, in Naples.  He died April 11, 2007 at the Titus Regional Medical Center in Mt. Pleasant.  He attended the Omaha schools, a life long resident of Omaha, and a member of the Omaha First Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and three children.  Survivors include two sisters, Osia M. Williams of Omaha and Lois Favors of Dallas.  Honorary pallbearers were Danny Stiggers, Roy Stiggers, Greg Payne, Greg Williams, Ben Heath, and Don Williams.  Burial was in Bellheaven Cemetery at Omaha, under the direction of Harmon Funeral Home.  (Location Unknown)

Talley, Jack Henry

TALLEY, JACK HENRY                                                                             June 27, 1929 – October 13, 2007

It is with great sadness the family of Jack H. Talley announces his passing on October 13, 2007 at the age of 78, surrounded by his loving family at his home in Daingerfield.  Mr. Talley was born June 27, 1929 in Omaha, where he lived until his family until they moved to Arizona in his teen years.  He served his country in the U. S. Army.  He met his wife of 58 years (July 24, 1949) Adeen Bingham in Thatcher, AZ.  He was a truck driver by trade until moving to Texas in 1971.  He was a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.  He loved working with his hands and inventing things.  His favorite pastime was working in his garden and having coffee with his nephews and friends.  He was a “Jack” of all trades.  Mr. Talley was preceded in death by his parents, William Henry and Nora Lee Stevens Talley; his son, Gregory Talley, a granddaughter, Amber Howell, a grandson, Adam Talley; and eight brothers and sisters.  Survivors include his wife, Adeen Bingham Talley of Daingerfield; his sons and daughters-in-law, Rodney J. Talley of Glendale, AZ, Steven A. and Pat Talley of Mesa, AZ, David A. and Lisa Talley of Daingerfield, and Danny K. and Pam Talley of Longview; his daughters and sons-in-law, Thresa and  Ronald Saverse of Dorchester, MA; Betty Ann and Don Howell of Prosser, WA; Sharon and Larry Stevens of Phoenix, AZ and Barbara and David Dennison of Garland; 28 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Friday afternoon and the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. at Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.  Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Concord Cemetery near Omaha under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Inc.  The family would like to express a special thank you to Legacy Hospice for their service and care provided tot heir loved one.   (Row 30 NE)

Thomas, Claudine Ranes

THOMAS, CLAUDINE RANES                                                                   January 22, 1914 – January 10, 2007

Services for Mrs. Claudine Ranes Thomas, 92, of Naples, were January 12, 2007, at the First United Methodist Church of Naples, with the Rev. Dr. Tim Edwards officiating.  Mrs. Thomas was born January 22, 1914, in Naples.  She died January 10, 2007 at the Omaha HealthCare facility in Omaha.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, a retired beauty operator, a homemaker and an avid gardener.  Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Sharon and Rocky Moore of Naples, and Sandra Wells of Linden; two sons and daughters-in-law, Gary Thomas of Naples, and Scotty and Patti Thomas of Malakoff, TX; a sister-in-law, Gladys Ranes of Omaha; and eight grandchildren.  Burial was at Spring Hill Cemetery near Naples, under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home Service of Naples.  (NE Row 5)

Vissering, Harry George

VISSERING, HARRY GEORGE                                                                 March 21, 1938 – July 2, 2007 

Services for Harry George Vissering, 69, of Naples, were July 6, 2007, at Daniel’s Chapel Congregational Methodist Church with the Rev. Charles Thomas officiating.  Mr. Vissering was born March 21, 1938, in Texarkana, Arkansas.  He died July 2, 2007, in Fort Stockton, Texas.  He was owner/operator of a vending machine company and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Naples.  He was preceded in death by his parents, LaDelle and Henry George Vissering, and a sister, Patsy Caraway.  Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Cassandra Vissering and Harry James and Chassidy Vissering, all of Naples; a daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Brad McCone of Crowley, Texas; a special friend, Mary Janet Wakefield; and five grandchildren, Ashton Vissering, Stephanie Vissering, Carson McCone, Clayton Vissering, and Dalton Vissering.  Burial was in Vissering Cemetery in Naples.  (Row ?)

Wagner, Betty Smith

WAGNER, BETTY SMITH                                                                          November 26, 1932 – June 19, 2007

Services for Betty Smith Wagner, 74, of Garland, Texas, were June 25, 2007, at New Covenant Methodist Church in Sunnyvale, Texas.  Mrs. Wagner was born November 26, 1932, in Omaha, to Boss Hubbard Smith and Allie Talley Smith.  Se died June 19, 2007.  She was a retired accountant involved in service to missions, a member of the Martha Laird Chapter DAR, and a member of the first graduating class of Paul Pewitt High School in 1951.  She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, David James Smith and Willard Douglas Smith.  Survivors include her husband, Douglas Wagner of Garland; daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Mark DePriest of  The Colony; three sisters, Helen Hampton of Naples, Nancy Trimble of Dallas, and Cynthia Owens of Longview; two brothers, Ernest Smith of Commerce, and Richard Smith of Omaha; and two grandchildren, Andy and Andrea DePriest of the Colony.

Waits, Ima Jean

WAITS, IMA JEAN                                                                                      July 12, 1931 – December 16, 2007

Services for Mrs. Ima Jean Waits, 76, of Omaha, were December 18, 2007, at Harrison Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Keith Lauter Officiating.  Mrs. Waits was born July 12, 1931, in Omaha.  She died December 16, 2007, at her home.  She was retired from Paul Pewitt ISD and a member of First Baptist Church of Omaha.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Tina Hall; brother, David Hall; and granddaughter, Kristen Kirk.  Survivors include her husband, J. L. Waits of Omaha; a son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy Lloyd and Lynn Waits of Omaha; a daughter and son-in-law, Lenora Sue and Larry Kirk of Allen, TX; grandchildren, Jason and Shannon Kirk of Frisco, TX, Holly and Jeremy Mitchell of Omaha, and Michelle and Mitchell Howard of Daingerfield; and special friends, Coy and Sarah Jane Moreland and Jeff and Sue Clayton.  Burial was in Omaha Cemetery under the direction of Harrison Funeral Home. (J Row 6)

Wall, James C.

WALL, JAMES C                                                                                         September 26, 1920 – December 27, 2007

Graveside services for Mr. James C. Wall, 87, of Hughes Springs, were Saturday, January 6, 2008, at Springhill Cemetery with Norman Miller officiating.  Mr. Wall was born September 26, 1920, in Jeneva.  He died December 27, 2007, in CA.  He was in security with the Atomic Energy Commission, and an Army veteran having served in WWII.  Survivors include three sons, Charles (Mick) and Debbie Wall of Naples, Maxwell (Rick) and Jeannie Wall of Daingerfield and Jimmy and Nila Wall of Marshall; two brothers, J. D. Wall of Eugene, OR and Wasey Wall of Lacey, WA; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.  (LOCATION UNKNOWN)

Warren, A. C.

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)

Williams, Shaneisha

WILLIAMS, SHANEISHA                                                                           July 26, 1979 – December 10, 2007

Services for Ms. Shaneisha Williams, 28, of Omaha, were December 15, 2007, at Sheppard Street Church of Christ with Alonzo Thurmond officiating. Ms. Williams was born July 26, 1979, in Mt. Pleasant.  She died December 10, 2007, in Longview.  She was a cook for Chuck Wagon Café in Omaha, and a member of Mount Mitchell Church of Christ in Daingerfield.  Survivors include two daughters, Aaliyah and Aalayasha Williams, parents, Sharon and Curtis Evans, and brother, Taderrian Williams all of Omaha; sister, Carina Jimmerson of Hughes Springs; grandparents, Wilma Hooks of Mt. Pleasant, and Pearlie and Billie Evans of Omaha; great-grandfather, R. C. Williams of Omaha; and a number of other relatives.  Burial was in Rivers Cemetery.  (Location Unknown)

Womack, Charles Thomas

WOMACK, CHARLES THOMAS                                                               September 16, 1927 – June 12, 2007

Services for CHARLES THOMAS WOMACK, 79, of Naples, were June 15, 2007, at Harrison Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Barry Brown officiating.  Mr. Wommack was born September 16, 1927, in Marietta.  He died June 12, 2007, in a Little Rock hospital.  He was an employee at Red River Army Depot, a member of the First Baptist Church in Naples, and a long time member of the Naples Volunteer Fire Department.  He was preceded I death by his parents, Arthur and Louella Womack, and a brother, Arthur Guy Womack.  Survivors include his wife, Corrine Womack of Naples; son and daughter-in-law, Rusty and Cindy Womack of Sulphur Springs; two daughters and sons-in-law, Suzan and Ken Park of Annandale, VA, and Ruth Ann Womack and Don Hicks of Bedford, TX; sister, Iris Cross of Houston; sister-in-law, Gail Wommack of Marietta;  and two granddaughters, April Park of Chicago, IL, and Marci Womack of Sulphur Springs.  Memorial may be made to the First Baptist Church of Naples or to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Ave., 5th Floor, Norwalk CT, 06851.  Burial was in Omaha Cemetery.  (G Row 8)

Young, Earl Herman

Graveside services for Earl Herman Young, 87, of Naples will be Monday, July 23, at 2:30 pm, at the Daingerfield Cemetery in Daingerfield, TX, with the Rev. Tommy Weems officiating.  Mr. Young was born March 26, 1920, the third child of Thomas Richard and Chloe Herman Young, in Commerce, TX.  He died Sunday, July 15, 2007, at Good Shepherd Hospital in Longview, TX. He attended high school and East Texas State Teacher’s College in Commerce, where he met and married Quida Nell McNatt, the daughter of Walter Willis and Lanta Inez McNatt, who were pioneers in the movie theater business in the northeast Texas area.  During World War II he joined the US Army Air Corps and served as a B-17 crew member stationed at March Field, CA.  He attended Texas Technological College in Lubbock, TX, for two years while in the Army Air Corps cadet program.  After an honorable discharge from the military, he and his wife, Nell, owned and operated a movie theater in Maud, TX, where he also worked at nearby Red River Army Depot.  In 1954, he moved his family to Naples, TX, when he became a shift foreman at the Lone Star Steel plant, and his wife, Nell, became a teacher at Pewitt High School.  He also owned and operated a water well service in East Texas for several years.  In 1956, Herman, as he was known to family and friends, began what became his life-long profession of foreign service.

His foreign service with both private industry and the US State Department included assignments in India, Indonesia, western portions of Africa, Thailand, South View Nam, and Laos.  He was appointed the Director of Public Works for Laos in 1967.  His duties in that position included the design and construction of roads, bridges, and public water systems throughout Laos.  Those projects had an important impact in preserving diplomatic relations between the United State and the non-communist citizens of Laos.  His responsibilities in Laos also included the construction of support facilities for Air America and the US Special Forces during the Viet Nam era.  In  1973, he became one of the last Americans to leave Laos as the Viet Nam war was nearing an end.  He was awarded the Viet Nam Service Medal with oak leaf clusters and received numerous commendations for his foreign service and innovative cost-saving programs.  His career in government service ended with his retirement in 1963 at Red River Army Depot, where he was a project cost estimator.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and one brother, Thomas F. Young of Commerce, TX.  Survivors include two children, Thomas Mack Young and wife, Pamela Nugent Young, of Spring, TX; and Carol Young Haggard and husband, Harry Haggard of Gladewater, TX; four grandchildren, Katherine Cherise and husband, Todd Harbour, of Frisco, TX, Thomas M Young Jr. and wife, Kimberly, of Spring, TX, Cary and wife Carolina Haggard of New York City, and Kevin Haggard of New York City; six great-grandchildren Hailey Taylor and Trevor Harbour, and Tristyn, Aubrey, and Avery Young; one sister, Mary Dot Adams, and numerous nieces and nephews plus friends and acquaintances of the 87 years.   Public visitation with the family is scheduled from 12:30 to 2 pm, Monday, July 23, at Harrison Funeral Home in Naples, TX.  (Turner Section Row 38A)

Young, Nolan McCollum

YOUNG, NOLAN MCCOLLUM                                                                                     January 5, 1917 – September 26, 2007

Nolan McCollum Young passed away Wednesday, September 26 in a Longview hospital. A memorial service will be 12:00p.m Saturday, September 29, 2007 in the chapel at Rader Funeral Home, Longview, with the Rev. David Lindwall presiding. Visitation with the family will be Saturday morning 10:30am to 11:30am at Radar Funeral Home. Nolan McCollum was born January 5, 1917 in Omaha, Texas to Jessie Robert McCollum Sr. and Dovie Viola (Rucks) McCollum. She met her beloved husband of 62 years, Col. Leilyn Young, Ret. U.S. Army, at Camp Fannin, TX. during WWII. They were married and she became a devoted Army wife during his 32 year career in the U.S. Army. Through the years of service, they lived in many locations including Naples, Italy, Ft. Leavenworth, KS, Ft. Polk, LA., Washington D.C., Honolulu HI and finally Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio where they retired and moved to Longview in 1974. The Young's were members of First United Methodist Church. Nolan loved fresh flowers and it showed at their beautifully landscaped home. She was meticulous, fun and the perfect example of an Army officer's wife. She loved to tell stories of the life she shared living with the Colonel and all their travels and adventures while serving in the Army. Nolan Young was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers; Bonnie, J. Robert and M.W. McCollum, her husband, Col. Leilyn Young, and their infant son, Robert Ray Young. She is survived by her nephew and his wife, Reggie and Lisa McCollum, great-nephew, Kyle Randall McCollum of Midland, Texas; a nephew and his wife, Pat and Janice McCollum of Houston, Texas; a great-niece, Jacquelyn Marie McCollum; a sister-in-law, Wade McCollum of Kilgore; and a great-niece, Lou Smith of Kilgore. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia alongside the Colonel and their son Robert Ray on October 22, 2007.

 

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