Tyler Morning Telegraph from Tyler, Texas (2024)

Tyler WEDNESDAY, Morning SEPTEMBER Telegraph 21, 1994 Sec. 1 OBITUARIES Nan Abbott Cooper Rites In Jacksonville ville JACKSONVILLE Services for Nan Abbott Cooper, 47, Jacksonville, are scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Thompson Funeral Home chapel in Jacksonville 1 with the Rev. Bill Rambo and George Folmar officiating. Burial will be in Jarratt Cemetery in Turney community near Jacksonville.

Mrs. Cooper died Monday morning at Jacksonville hospital. "She was born March 25, 1947, in Jacksonville and lived in the area most of her life. She received her bachelor of science degree in 1969 from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches and a master of education degree in 1980 from University of Texas at Tyler.

She also did post-graduate work at University of Texas at Tyler, Stephen F. Austin State University and Sul Ross University. Mrs. Cooper was a teacher at Lon Morris College and previously was a public school teacher for several East Texas independent school districts from 1968-1992. She was a member of Association of Texas Professional Educators, American Association of University Women, listed Freddie Lee Hall JACKSONVILLE- Services for Freddie Lee Hall, 77, Jacksonville, are scheduled for 2 p.m.

Thursday at the Renfro Memorial Chapel, BorenConner Funeral Home of Jacksonville with the Rev. Dr. Darryl Dunks officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park. Mrs.

Hall died Tuesday at her residence. She was born Jan. 23, 1917, in Woodworth, attended Centenary College in Shreveport, and moved to Jacksonville in 1940. Mrs. Hall was an income tax preparer for 20 years with Block and was a member of Central Baptist Church, where she played the piano and organ for many years, taught Vacation Bible School and sang in the choir.

She worked with the European Baptist Sunday School in Switzerland, volunteered as a Pink Lady at Nan Travis Hospital and was a Cub Scout den mother. She was past president of the Crestwood Garden Club and a member of the Jacksonville Music Club for 24 years. Mrs. Hall was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Arlin "Double Hall, in September, 1981. Survivors include two sons, Robert Hall, Arlington, and Lee Hall, Barrington, one sister, Mary Louise Reed, New Orleans; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. If desired, memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church, Jacksonville. J. Frank Smith DIANA Services for J.

Frank Smith, 90, Diana, are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Grubbs-Loyd Funeral Home in Gilmer with Steven Dugger and Rickie Gipson officiating. 'Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Smith died Tuesday in Gilmer.

He was born Nov. 11, 1903, in Upshur County and was a lifelong resident. Mr. Smith worked for R.G. LeTourneau in Longview and was a life member and past master of Ashland Masonic Lodge No.

1138. He was a Baptist. Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his wife, Nannie Stephens Smith, in January, 1985. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Rita and Bill Bunt, Boliver, and Frances and Doug Beall, Lafayette, seven grandchildren; 11 great dren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

Jason Welch BULLARD Services for Lance Cpl. Jason Welch, 20, Barstow, formerly of Bullard, are pending with West Funeral Home in DeSoto. Mr. Welch died Friday in Barstow. He was born March 24, 1974, in Dallas.

He attended school in DeSoto and was a 1992 graduate of Bullard High School where he played baseball and was voted most valuable player several times. He was a military policeman in the U.S. Marine Corps. Survivors include his wife, Dobi Welch, Barstow, his mother, Juanita Wiggins, Bullard; father, Ransom Welch, DeSoto; a sister, Lindsey Welch, Bullard; grandmothers, Angelina Welch, DeSoto, and Scottie Welch, Coffee City; two grandfathers, June Watson, DeSoto, Jesse Hill, Dallas; aunts, Debbie Grindle and Teresa Wheatley, both of. Lake Palestine, Rita Tarrant, Gresham, Susan Rodriquez, and Lorie Hill, both of and two uncles, Robbie Hill and Rickey Hill, both of Dallas.

in Who's Who in the South and Southwst 1985, Most Respected Educators in Texas in 1985, World Who's Who of Women from 1986- 1990, and Who's Who in American Education from 1990-1992. She was a charter member of Beall Chapel Baptist Church in Jacksonville where she served as volunteer church librarian, was associate teacher for Single Adult Sunday School Class, a member of Sanctuary Choir, a member of Women's Missionary Union and served as WMU Director for Cherokee Association of the Southern Baptist Convention. Survivors include two sons, Richard Cooper, Nacogdoches, and Ronnie, Cooper, Henderson; parents, Jack and Dorothy Abbott, Jacksonville; one brother, James Abbott, Jacksonville; two sisters, Jackie Hinch, Dialville, and Jane Burroughs, Mount Belvieu; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers, Randall include Jonathan Hughes, Chandler, Terry Everett, Jack Cleveland, C.O. Permenter and O.W.

Taylor. If desired, memorials may be made to Beall Chapel Baptist Church library. Mackay EMERALD BAY Memorial services for William R. "Bill" Mackay, 82, Emerald Bay, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at Emerald Bay Community Church the Rev.

Mark Skorheim officiating and arrangements under of Lloyd James Funeral Home in Tyler. Burial is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday in Athens, with the Rev. Donald M. Mackay officiating.

Mr. Mackay died Monday in Emerald Bay. He was born in 1912 in Greensboro, to the Rev. William Robert and Alice Farmer Mackay. In 1935, he graduated from Emory University in Atlanta, where he was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa and Kappa Alpha order.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a pilot during World War II. For several years after the war, Mr. Mackay owned and operated the Red Rock Cola Bottling Plant in Athens, Ala. Before retiring to Emerald Bay, he worked in both Florida and Texas as a sales executive for American Seating Company.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Zuleika Glaze Mackay in 1991 and a granddaughter, Margaret Lynn Lewis Mackay in 1993. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. William Robert Mackay III, Athens, and Mr. and Mrs.

James Luther Mackay, Atlanta, and three grandchildren, William Robert Mackay IV, James McClure Mackay and Anne Glaze Mackay. Arvy E. Grimes JACKSONVILLE Services for Arvy E. Grimes, 72, Texarkana, formerly of Jacksonville, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Thompson Funeral Home in Jacksonville.

Burial will be in Gossett Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Grimes died Sunday at a Texarkana, hospital. He was born March 16, 1922, in Jacksonville and resided in Texarkana for the last. six months.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a past member of Veterans of Foreign Wars in Jacksonville. He retired from Marathon Oil of Texas City after 42 years service and was a member of Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Texarkana; one son, Edwin Grimes, Friday Harbor, four daughters, Linda Hille, Spokane, Rhonda Edwards, Jacksonville, Paula Mason, Madisonville, and Wanda Clifton, Huntsville; two stepsons, Johnny Tackett and Robert Tackett, both of Jacksonville; two stepdaughters, Betty Kirman, Spokane, and Mavis Bobbitt, Rusk; one brother, Johnny Grimes, Beaumont; two sisters, Florence Minter, Jacksonville, and Ora Bonds, Madisonville; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers include Travis Edwards, Jimmy Wilkerson, Bub Wilkerson, Paul Grimes, Robert Tackett and Eric Singleton.

'Brisco' Gossett HENDERSON Services for Leola L. "Brisco" Gossett, 82, Henderson, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Bryan Funeral Home chapel in Henderson with the Rev. Kyle Foster and Haskell Gossett officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery.

Mrs. Gossett died early Tuesday morning at a Henderson hospital. She was born Nov. 17, 1911, in Jacksboro. She was a homemaker and member of Roquemore Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Ettie and Donald Copeland, Henderson; two sons and three daughters-in-law, George and Mary A. Gossett, Henderson, Haskell and Pat Gossett, Liberty, and Mary E. Gossett, Henderson; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Thelma and Ira Inman, and Ethel Sadler, all of Sherman; one brother and sister-in-law, Monroe and Sybil Brosco, Sherman; 11 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Grandsons will serve a pallbearers. Great-grandsons will serve as honorary pallbearers, Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m.

Wednesday at the funeral home. Thelbert Porier PITTSBURG Services for Thelbert Porier, 68, Pittsburg, are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Erman Smith Funeral Home chapel in Pittsburg with the Revs. Randy Stracener and Charles Calhoun officiating. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery.

Mr. Porier died Tuesday at a Tyler hospital. He was born March 21, 1926, in Pittsburg to Willie and Jessie Railborn Porier. He resided in the Pittsburg area most of his life, was a dairyman and a Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Margie Porier, Pittsburg; one son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Shelly Porier, Pittsburg; three daughters and sons-in-law, Sue and Jerry Efurd, Pittsburg, Karen and Monnie Garner, Cindy and David Jackson, all of Longview; mother, Jessie Porier, Pittsburg; two brothers, Dois Foster, Pittsburg, and Jerry Foster, Daingerfield; four sisters, Olie Livingston, Globe, Bearnice Sears, Ruby Reed and Treva Clements, all of Pittsburg; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Marci L. Campbell JACKSONVILLE Services for Marci Lea Campbell, 36, Longivew, formerly of Jacksonville, are pending with Thompson Funeral Home, Jacksonville. Mrs. Campbell died Monday at her residence. She was born Dec.

13, 1957, in Andrew. She was a homemaker and member of Woodland Heights Baptist Church, Jacksonville. She moved to Longview from Jacksonville six months ago. She was preceded in death by her father, Marshall Glen Henderson. Survivors include her husband, Hal Campbell, Longview; one daughter, Linzee Lea Campbell, Longview; mother, Ernestine Priest, Jacksonville; two sisters, Glenda Carruth, Longview, and Cindy Gray, Jacksonville; and several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Judy Diane Wilson LUFKIN Services for Judy Diane Wilson, 43, Lufkin, are pending with Thompson Funeral Home in jacksonville. Mrs. Wilson died Tuesday at a Lufkin hospital.

She was born April 1, 1951, in Beaumont. She was a homemaker and member of Clawson Baptist Church in Lufkin. Survivors include her husband, Jerry Wilson, Lufkin; two sons, Troy Dickerson and Justin Wilson, both of Lufkin; one daughter, Melissa Johnson, Lufkin; father, Louis Sinery, Duluth, mother, Agnes Buffalo, Beaumont; two brothers, William Green, Waco, and Steven Green, Crystal Beach; two grandchildren, Jonathon fa*gg and Amanda Sharp; and several nieces and nephews. Burks-Walker-Sippit Tippit Funeral Directors Home owned and operated since 1906 Co-Owners of Cathedral In the Pines Social Security Disability or SSI Do You Need Help or Information? Call (903) 595-2222 or (800) 776-7374 Tom Durham, Attorney at Law 416 South Broadway Tyler, Texas Call for Free Appointment No Fee if We Don't Win Licensed in 1973 Not certified by the Tex. Board of Legal Specialization Funerals Today Placido B.

Marini, 90, Nacogdoches, died Sunday; graveside services 2.p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park arrangements under direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, Nacogdoches. Zelma King Tanton, 67, Palestine, died Friday; services 2 p.m at Rae Foster, 75, Overton, died Monday; services at Burrows Funeral Home chapel; burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Fort Worth. Janie Jackson Strong, 84, Kilgore, relative of Tyler residents, died Thursday; services 1 p.m. at New Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Kilgore; burial in Strong Cemetery, Kilgore, under direction of McGowan Funeral Home, Kilgore.

A.A. Adams, 86, Winnsboro, died Monday; services 2 p.m. at Beaty Funeral Home chapel; burial in Hopewell Cemetery. Clarence Roy Skalnik, 73, Joinerville, died Monday; services 2 p.m. at Crawford-A.

Crim Funeral Home chapel, Henderson; burial in Lakewood Memorial Park Cemetery. Will W. Johnson, 50, Palestine, died Sunday; services 4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, Palestine; burial in New Addition Annex under direction of Bailey Foster Funeral Home, Palestine. Dr.

Gordon Lee Allen 38, Palestine, died Sunday; services 11 a.m. at St. Philips Episcopal Church with arrangements under direction of Bailey Foster Funeral Home. R.B. "Brooks" Atwood, 88, Frankston, died Monday; services 10 a.m.

at New York Baptist Church, New York, Texas; burial in New York Cemetery under direction of Thompson Funeral Home, Frankston. William R. "Bill" Mackay, 82, Emerald Bay, died Monday; services 1 p.m. at Emerald Bay Community Church with arrangements under direction of Lloyd James Funeral Home, Tyler; burial in Athens, Ala. James Ferguson, 75, Tyler, died Monday; services 2 p.m.

at BurksWalker-Tippit Funeral Home chapel; burial in Bascom Cemetery. Ruth Strong Manning, 81, Garrison, died Tuesday; services 3 p.m. at Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Home's Sunset Chapel, Nacogdoches; burial in Libby Cemetery. Thelbert Porier, 68, Pittsburg, died Tuesday; services 2:30 p.m. at Erman Smith Funeral Home chapel, Pittsburg; burial in Ebenezer Cemetery.

Nan Abbott Cooper, 47, Jacksonville, died Monday; services 4:30 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home chapel, Jacksonville; burial in Jarratt Cemetery, Turney community near Jacksonville. Arvy E. Grimes, 72, Texarkana, formerly of Jacksonville, died Sunday; services 2 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home, Jacksonville; burial in Gossett Chapel Cemetery.

A. Odell Murphrey CANTON Services for A. Odell Murphrey, 83, Canton, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Eubank Funeral Home chapel in Canton with the Rev. Louie Barron and Kenneth Tucker officiating.

Burial will be in Haven of Memories Memorial Park. Mr. Murphrey died Monday at a Terrell nursing home. He was born Oct. 10, 1910, in Phalba to Ira and Lena Pipes Murphrey.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He received his master's degree from Texas State Teachers College and taught school in Phalba, Jackson, Walton, Martins Mill and Garland. was a Baptist and member of Pine Lodge A.M.&F.M. at Ben Wheeler, where he was a 32nd degree Scotch Rite Mason.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Velma Tucker Murphrey, Canton; one son, Danny Murphrey, Parker, one daughter and sonin-law, Gloria and Len Marshall, Saint Joseph, one granddaughter, Danielle Murphrey, Garden City, one nephew, Jerry Murphrey, Canton; and two nieces, Geraldine and Patricia. Pallbearers include Charles Baskin, Jerry Don Hudson, Kellis Gene White, James Garrison, R.C. Chaney, Joe Williams, Spencer Daniell and Rufus Smithart. James Ferguson Rites Set Today In Tyler Services for James Ferguson, 75, World War II. Tyler, are scheduled for 2 p.m.

Survivors include four sons, Wednesday at Burks-Walker-Tippit Ferguson Roger Ponder and Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Ponder, all of Tyler, and Randy Warren officiating. Ponder, Jonesboro, three Burial will be in Bascom Ceme- ters, Wilna Janette "Janice" tery. Somerville, Ann Carenza, Mr. Ferguson died Monday eve- and Linda Griffin, Tyler; ning in a Tyler hospital.

brother, Herman Ferguson, San He was born Aug. 3, 1919, in San gustine; three sisters, Ellen Augustine, to the late Edd and Julia ell, Center, and Ruby Bushier, dent of Tyler 25 years, moving from ana; 20 grandchildren; and 13 Springer Ferguson. He was a resi- la, and Mary Ferguson, Lufkin. grandchildren. He was a member of Glenwood Pallbearers will be Terry United Methodist Church and a re- Terry Wayne Perry, David tired construction worker.

He was a Layne Bonnett, Johnny Crow veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Jason Collins. 'Pappy' Barris Fred A. Services for Wayne "Pappy" Barris, 84, Grand Prairie, father of a Tyler resident, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church of Grand Prairie with the Rev.

Dr. Jerry Poteet and the Rev. Ronnie Adams officiating. Burial will be in Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington under direction of Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home, Grand Prairie. Mr.

Barris died Monday night at his residence. He was born in Clovis, N.M., and resided in Grand Prairie more than 58 years. He retired from Texas Electric in 1963 after 42 years as a line foreman. He was a member and deacon of First Baptist Church of Grand Prairie and a member of Hella Temple Shrine in Dallas and received a 50-year pin from Sam R. Hamilton Masonic Lodge No.

1031 where he was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Veta Barris, Grand Prairie; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ralph and Joan Barris, Tyler, Harold and Doris Barris, Kansas City, one brother, Glenn Barris, Clovis, N.M.; one sister, Betty Lockmiller, Clovis, N.M.; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Alfred 'Al' Smith Services for Alfred Smith, 66, Tyler, are pending with Lloyd James Funeral Home. Mr. Smith died early Tuesday at his residence.

He was born Aug. 30, 1928, in Mead, and moved to Tyler in 1963. He was retired from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 1151, retiring as a business agent. He was a member of Masonic Lodge, Durant, O.B.E.W. No.

1151, past vice president state AFL CIO; past vice president of Texas State Building Trades; and a member of Smith County, State and National Democratic Party. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Smith, Tyler; a daughter and son-inlaw, Aleta Janet and Jimmy Moore, Jacksonville; three stepdaughters and stepsons-in-law, Teresa and Brandon Baade, Virginia Beach, Lisa and David Roop, Austin, and Jill and Budd Smith, Pittsburg; two brothers, Alton Smith, Durant, and Joe Smith, Dallas; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nine step-grandchlidren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Joan Carol Maynard and two brothers. Family will receive friends p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Services for Fred Alvin Tyler, are scheduled for 11 a.m.' Thursday at the Burks-Walker-Tippit Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. James Dill officiating. Mr. Tindall died Tuesday at his residence. He was born Oct.

17, 1967, in Cherokee County and was a Tyler resident most of his life. Mr. Tindall was a driver deliveryman forV.I.P. Cleaners and was preparing to attend the University of Texas at Tyler. He was a Baptist.

Survivors 11 include his mother and stepfather, Marie and Stracner, Tyler; grandparents, El-1 more Cotton, Tyler, and Fred Tin-5 dall, Nacogdoches; one brother, i Shawn Tindall, Tyler; four sisters and a brother-in-law, Sue Stracner, Jan Stracner, Tonya and Bill Hill, all of Tyler, and Patricia Lester, I Houston; one niece; and one Family will receive friends p.m. Wednesday at the funerals home. II 'Baby Sister' Bell A Services for Dorothy Louise "Baby; Sister" Martin Bell, 60, Oakland, formerly of Tyler, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Pollard, and Sons' Mortuary Chapel in Oakland, with the Rev. O.

Joseph officiating. Burial will be in Valley Homer Cemetery, Oakland, Calif. Mrs. Bell died Saturday at a Sang Francisco, hospital. She attended elementary and middle school in the St.

Louis community, graduated from Emmett J. Scotti High School and attended Morgan's Beauty College, both in Tyler. She retired from the Department of, Human Services in Oakland, where she was employed for several, years. She was a member of Harmony Missionary Baptist Church. Mrs.

Bell was preceded in death by her parents, Hubert and Tinsey Martin, and two brothers, Willie Martin and Bennie Edward Martin. Survivors include her Roosevent Bell, Oakland, twor daughters and Suwanda, and James Murphy, Gloria Jones and C.B. one brother and and sister-in-law, Lynn) Ray Martin Roxie Cross, Jack-, sonville; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Ruby and Jerry Deveraux, and Hazel Riggs, all of' Tyler, Evelyn and Johnny B. Oliver, Stockton, two uncles, three, aunts; five grandchildren; and three, great-grandchildren. Pallbearers include Michael' Oliver, Kenney Lewis, Anthony Dav-; is, Grover Davis, Lamont Oliver and Eddie Lee Pigrum Jr.

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