Obituaries for Tuesday, April 22nd

stanton001Pauline “Polly” Grizzle Stanton passed from this life on Easter Sunday Morning, April 20, 2014 at Dubuis Hospital in Paris, Texas.

A graveside service has been set for Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at Leesville Cemetery with Wade White officiating.  Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

She was born on July 21, 1938 in Manchester, Texas to Daniel M. and Annie Lee Grizzle.

She is survived by a sister, Beulah Doyle of Detroit; sister, Chris Lee and husband Steve of Rapid City, South Dakota; brother, Joe Grizzle and wife Sarah of Manchester; many nieces and nephews as well as great-nieces and nephews; special friends Patti Williams and Delcie Regnier of Mt. Ida, Arkansas; Sandra Smith of Glenwood, Arkansas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard Stanton, son, Timothy White; brothers, Donald and Armond Grizzle and sister, Dorothy Millsap; five half-brothers and 4 half-sisters.

The family wishes to thank the staff and doctors of Paris Regional Medical Center Intensive Care Unit, Regency Nursing Center of Clarksville and Dubuis Hospital for their extraordinary patience and care during her illness.

Serving as Honorary Pallbearers will be her nephews and great-nephews.

Online condolences may be sent to the Stanton family at www.fry-gibbs.com

 

Obituaries for Monday, April 21

logee001DR. BILL LOGEE, 89, of Garrett’s Bluff, passed from this life Friday April 18, 2014 at Baylor Heart Hospital of Plano. Starrett Funeral Home will conduct funeral services at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday April 22, 2014 at First United Methodist Church of Paris, with Rev. Rob Spencer and Rev. Gary Regan officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

William Hillyard Logee was born March 21, 1925, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Dwight Francis and Ellen Hillyard Logee. Although the family moved around a lot during his early years he attended High School in Charles City, Iowa, where he graduated in 1943. He served in the United States Infantry during World War II, then attended Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa. He is a graduate of Northern Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. Following his education he practiced Optometry in Ft. Worth, then came to Paris in 1955, where he practiced for over fifty years.

He was blessed with a fine tenor voice, and began performing at an early age. He was active in the Fort Worth Civic Opera before coming to Paris. Here, he was active in the Community Chorus, the Madrigal Singers, and for many years, in a barbershop quartet who called themselves “The Fo-Pas” of which he was the last surviving member. He was called upon to sing for many public occasions, at Municipal Band performances, at service clubs, and at countless weddings and funerals. He performed in a number of Community Theatre productions, including “1776,”“How To Succeed In Business,” “Annie,”“Brigadoon,” “Annie Get Your Gun,” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat,” and “The Music Man.”

Dr. Logee was active in First United Methodist Church, especially in the Choir, where he sang each Sunday. During several periods he served as Choir Director. He also taught Sunday School for over forty years. He held many offices and served the church in many capacities over the years.

After his retirement, he worked in the P.J.C. Literacy program at the Lamar County Jail, served on the CHANCE Board and the Pregnancy Center board, as well as at Christians in Action. Through RSVP he tutored several Elementary pupils, and read to Second Graders.

His “hobby”, or avocation, was the pecan farm he and his wife, Jane, established at Garrett’s Bluff. They named it “Jubal Orchard”. Jubal, a grandson of Noah, was said to be the father of all the musicians, and, all four of their children are musical. This orchard produces thousands of pounds of pecans each year.

Bill married Jane Killingsworth on June 2, 1949 in the First Methodist Church of Fort Worth. Together they shared over sixty-four years of making a family, sharing their love, and leaving sweet memories to all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and by one sister, Laura Jane Logee Duncan.

Survivors include his wife, Jane; his children, Dwight Logee and his wife Vickie of Tucson, Ariz., Sally Logee Neel and husband, Rev. Doug Neel of Pagosa Springs, Colo., Richard Logee and wife Janie of Garrett’s Bluff, and Susie Logee Dale and husband, Greg of Dallas; five grandchildren: Nate Logee, Alaina Logee, Robert Neel, Merrion Dale and Madeleine Dale; five step-grandchildren: Katherine Neel Williams, Charles Neel, Rob Gilliland, Rick Gilliland, and James Gilliland; seven step great grandchildren: Juliette Richards, Serena Gilliand, Miranda Gilliland, Garreth Gilliland, Audrie Gilliland, Cassidy Gilliland, and Trevor Gilliland. and one step-great-great grandchild, Gaven Richards.

Friends may register in Bill’s Book of Memories at www.starrettfunerals.com .

 

 

Obituaries for Friday, April 18

obituaryGENEVA ALENE WIDEMAN STREETY, 81, of Garland, passed from this life March 23, 2014 at Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Cremation was conducted by Eastgate Funeral Home. Although no formal service will be held, the family will inter her ashes with her parents at Little Vine Cemetery on Easter Sunday.

Geneva was born, June 13, 1933 in Paris to Marvin and Bessie Wideman. She graduated from Paris High School. She later attended Paris Junior College and became a licensed vocational nurse. She took great joy in the years she spent in the maternity ward at St. Joseph’s Hospital and road trips on her Honda Goldwing.

She was predeceased by her parents and sisters, Lorraine Reid and Ann Austin. She is survived by her son and daughter in law, Steve and Debbie, of Spring; daughter and son in law Tanya and Paul and son, Gilbert, of Paris. She is also survived by her extended family; grandchildren, Kent, Stephanie, Kris and Garrett; great grandchildren, Kent Jr., Kassie, Andrew, Johnathon, Devin and Jackson; significant other, Jimmy Farr of Garland and daughters, Sally Hulgan of Cullman, AL and Mindy Farr of Houston.

Obituaries for April 17

burks001Helen Darnell Burks, 84, of Paris entered into eternal rest just minutes before her 85th birthday Monday April 14, 2014 in Paris. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday April 17, 2014 at Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home with Bro. Herb Bullock officiating. Burial will follow in Providence Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 1 hour prior to service from 10 until 11.

Helen was born on April 15, 1929 in Lamar County a daughter of Buford and Wanda Finch Darnell. She was a graduate of Blossom High School. She married Elwood Burks on December 14, 1952. She was employed for 8 years at Franklins Dress Shop on the west side of the Plaza. She later went to work for Beall’s Department Store on the north side of the Plaza and retired after 27 years working in sales in the ladies department. She was a charter member of Springlake Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband Elwood Burks in 2002.

She is survived by 2 children Debbie Burks of Paris, Linda White and husband Albert of Windom, TX, grandchildren Aaron White and Amanda, Bryan White; great grandchildren, Sage, Ayden, Peyton; a brother Joe Darnell of Owasso, OK, sister-in-law Billie Burks Becknal of Lubbock; an aunt Frances Finch Hoover and husband Raymond of Paris; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends including Leonard and Alma Johnson.

Pallbearers will be Leonard Johnson, John Draper, Larry Grinstead, Fred Fangio, Bryan White and Aaron White.

Online condolences may be made at www.fry-gibbs.com.

Obituaries for April 16th

burks001Helen Darnell Burks, 84, of Paris entered into eternal rest just minutes before her 85th birthday Monday April 14, 2014 in Paris. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday April 17, 2014 at Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home with Bro. Herb Bullock officiating. Burial will follow in Providence Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 1 hour prior to service from 10 until 11.

Helen was born on April 15, 1929 in Lamar County a daughter of Buford and Wanda Finch Darnell. She was a graduate of Blossom High School. She married Elwood Burks on December 14, 1952. She was employed for 8 years at Franklins Dress Shop on the west side of the Plaza. She later went to work for Beall’s Department Store on the north side of the Plaza and retired after 27 years working in sales in the ladies department. She was a charter member of Springlake Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband Elwood Burks in 2002.

She is survived by 2 children Debbie Burks of Paris, Linda White and husband Albert of Windom, TX, grandchildren Aaron White and Amanda, Bryan White; great grandchildren, Sage, Ayden, Peyton; a brother Joe Darnell of Owasso, OK, sister-in-law Billie Burks Becknal of Lubbock; an aunt Frances Finch Hoover and husband Raymond of Paris; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends including Leonard and Alma Johnson.

Pallbearers will be Leonard Johnson, John Draper, Larry Grinstead, Fred Fangio, Bryan White and Aaron White.

Online condolences may be made at www.fry-gibbs.com.