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Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled services for 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4th at First Baptist Church in Blossom with Rev. Mike Shupp officiating. Burial will follow in Knights of Honor Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Mr. Bowman, the son of Timothy & Florence Dunn Bowman, was born July 13, 1920, in Henderson County. On March 9, 1946, he married Bertha Juanita “Nita” Hinsley, building fifty-five years of family and memories before her death on June 28, 2001.
He was a machinist with Otis Engineering, retiring after more than thirty years of service to the company. He served in the U.S. Army during WW II. Mr. Bowman was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Blossom. He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, 4 sisters and 2 brothers.
Survivors include a daughter, Kay Burrow & husband Rocky of Sumner, two grandchildren, Joshua Burrow of Sumner and Emily Bush of Paris, a great grandson, Bryson Bush of Paris, a brother, Dan Ray Everett of The Colony, a brother-in-law, Ben Hinsley of Garland along with numerous nieces & nephews and a host of friends.
To leave a message or tribute for the family please visit www.brighthollandfuneralhome.com.
Rebecca Jean Settle, 53, of Sumner, Texas, passed away Saturday, November 30, 2013, at Paris Regional Medical Center in Paris, Texas. Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home in Paris.
Rebecca, the daughter of John Benjamin & Betty Bennett McGonagill, was born Sept. 6, 1960, in Del Rio. She attended high school in Del Rio and worked a number of years in her family’s restaurant, Betty’s Ranch House.
Survivors include her daughters, Jessica Settle and Sarah Settle, her mother, Betty McGonagill, sister, Bonnie McGonagill, brother, Mike McGonagill, brother, Howard Henley and sister, Hope Richardson, along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
To leave a message or tribute for the family please visit www.brighthollandfuneralhome.com.
A memorial service has been set for Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at The Lighthouse Family Church at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Tom Calk officiating. Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home.
He worked at Kimberly Clark for 18 years. He was known there as “Blue Eyes”
He is survived by his wife, Teresa Flournoy; children, Thomas Michael Flournoy and wife Krista, Jerry Scott Flournoy and wife Trena, Nicole Flournoy; grandchildren, Thomas Anthony Flournoy, Maddison Rose Flournoy, Eli Joseph Flournoy; mother, Jackie Flournoy; brothers, James Alan Flournoy and wife Shirley, Michael Dewayne Flournoy; sister, Cassandra Williams and husband Randy; nephews, Andrew Flournoy, Matthew Williams, Cole Williams; the mother of his children, Kim Flournoy Rice; step-children, Terry Corbin and Jeffery Corbin.
He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Karey Flournoy, brother, Donald Tracy Flournoy.
Funeral services will be on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at 1:30 P.M. at Calvary United Methodist Church followed by burial at Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday, December 2, 2013 from 5:30 P.M. till 7:00 P.M. at Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.fry-gibbs.com.
Mr. Shannon was born July 2, 1923, in Powderly, TX to Ada Burton (Bertie) Coble and Jesse Finis Shannon. At age 16, he served in the Civilian Conservation Corps in Castle Rock, Colorado. He was employed by the Texas Highway Department from June 1946 through August 1982 where he served as Chief Inspector for the Paris Resident Engineer’s Office. During his years of employment, he oversaw the construction of numerous roads, bridges and overpasses around the Northeast Texas area, including Loop 286 around Paris.
On November 1, 1945, he married Ruth Crouch Shannon, and they made memories, shared joys and sorrows, and blessed the lives of all who crossed their path for the next 68 years. They had two sons and one daughter. Mr. Shannon was a faithful member of Calvary United Methodist Church since 1952 and the Loyalty Sunday School class where he served as song leader, president and co-president over the years. He served on numerous boards and committees, including the building committee for the current site of the church. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #27 and the Texas Public Employees Association.
After retirement, Mr. Shannon enjoyed RVing, wood working, the Sunshine Club at church, coffee with his many buddies at McDonalds in the mornings and his much-loved little dogs, Bandit and BB (Bandit’s Buddy).
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Jerry Carl Shannon, brother, Don Shannon, and sister Hazel Cross. In addition to his wife, he is survived by son Dennis Shannon and wife Patti and daughter Judy and husband Ronnie Varnell, sisters Caron Holmes and Dell Spencer. Grandchildren include Jeffrey Shannon and wife Jacqueline, Bryan Shannon and wife Tamé, Lorin Brown and husband Mark, Matthew Varnell and wife Julie, Jeremy Varnell and wife Jill, Aaron Varnell and Patrick Trotter. Great-grandchildren include Justin, Brayden, and Breck Shannon and Riley, Kyle, Luke and Adelaide Varnell. Mr. Shannon also left behind many nieces, nephews and friends who loved him.
Pall bearers include Jeffrey and Bryan Shannon, Matthew, Jeremy and Aaron Varnell, Mark Brown and Patrick Trotter.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Calvary United Methodist Church.
Mark Christopher Nardone, 71, of Devon, PA and Paris, TX passed away on November 30, 2013 after a brief illness. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Rob Spencer and Rev. Bill Coleman officiating. The family will receive friends at Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home Tuesday from 6:30 until 8:00 p.m.
He was born in Upper Darby, PA December 28, 1941 a son of Dorris L. and Arnold M. Nardone.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He was the cherished husband of Margaret; adored father of Kristy and Stephen; beloved father-in-law of Christopher Haynes and Flannery Nardone; and revered brother of Rosemary Nardone of Paoli, PA, Christine and husband Rich Learner of Littleton, Co, and Barry Nardone and wife Susan of Hollidaysburg, PA. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. We will miss your humor, your voracious intellect; your infectious curiosity, your exuberance, your enthusiasm for travel and travel planning, and the absolute love you gave to each of us. He was remarkably dedicated to his orthopedic practice and treasured each and every patient. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Army and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He was first a husband and father, second, an orthopedic surgeon, and third, an avid golfer.
Pallbearers will be Ronald Rhodes, Dick Severson, Philip Cecil, Don Wilson, Lyle Nottingham, Mark Terry, Joe Bob Margraves, Ed Clark, and Pat Bassano.
The family requests memorials be made to the Parking Lot Fund @ First United Methodist Church.
Online condolence may be made at www.fry-gibbs.com.
Tom E. Wood, 63, of Petty, while in Tulsa, Oklahoma seeking medical treatment for cancer, received his ultimate healing on Tuesday November 26, 2013, as he was taken to be with his Lord. Starrett Funeral Home will conduct a memorial service at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday December 3, 2013 at Lamar Avenue Church of Christ, with Patrick Cannon officiating. Others to celebrate and honor Tom’s life will be Gene Stallings, Dr. Don Crockett, and Richard Peace, each to share their love and gratitude for their friend.
Tom was born August 12, 1950 in Big Spring, the only child of Buel E. and Dena M. Wood. He was a graduate of Big Spring schools, then had a full scholarship to The University of Texas, where he majored in Engineering. In 2006 he retired from a District Manager position with UPS. The most important thing in Tom’s life were his faith, family, involvement with his beloved Lamar Avenue Church of Christ, and above all, God’s Word. Found in Tom’s Bible were his handwritten words, “What I think about God is the most important thing about me.” Faithful and true, he could always give account of his love for Christ and the Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his father-in-law Chester R. Jackson, who loved him like a son.
On June 6, 1998 Tom married the former Joanne Jackson in Heath, Texas and began a new chapter of life. Survivors include his wife; six children, Matt Wood, Sam Wood, Eric Wood, Shane Prestridge and wife Gina, Amy Owens and husband Doug, and Ty Prestridge and wife Stacy; six grandchildren, Katie Prestridge, Chloe Prestridge, Langdon Chancellor, Lexie Chancellor, Ridge Owens and Reed Owens; his mother-in-law, Marilyn Jackson; and three siblings, Jeannine Jackson, Kathy McNutt and husband Aubrey and Scott Jackson and wife Suzanne; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends among the greatest being his feline buddies Kitty and Bevo and man’s best friend, Jack.
If desired, memorial contributions in Tom’s name may be made to the Grief Works Division of Christian Works for Children, 5440 Harvest Hill Road, Ste. 140, Dallas, Texas 75230 www.christian-works.org/donations.
Friends may register in Tom’s Book of Memories at www.starrettfunerals.com.
Edd T. Allen, 79, of Paris passed away on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Allen was born on October 30, 1934 in Blossom, Texas a son of Fred and Elsie Hancock Allen. He was an employee for several years at Jones Automotive, owned Allen’s Transmission Service from 1968 till 1982 and owned Allen’s Auto Parts Store from 1982 till he retired in 1999. Edd was a member of East Paris Baptist Church and served in the U.S. Army. He married Dorothy Lou Meeks on August 19, 1952 in Paris, Texas.
He is survived by his spouse of sixty-one years Dorothy Allen; sons Jerry Edd Allen and wife Ann and Terry Lynn Allen and wife Sherry; grandchildren Aaron Matthew Allen, Daniel Ryan Allen, Benjamin Lee Hall; two beloved Boston Terriers Angel and Carli; sister Adell Brown; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter Patricia Ann Allen, parents, brother Fred H. Allen, and sisters Nell Allen and Clara Nemrich.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. Friday, November 29, 2013 in the chapel of Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Felts and Rev. Jodie Van Deaver officiating. Burial will follow in the Knights of Honor Cemetery with Matthew Allen, Ronny Thrasher, Earl Posey, Gary Van Deaver, Tommy Van Deaver and Robert Prince serving as pallbearers. The family will receive family and friends from 6:00 P.M. till 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at the funeral home where online condolences may be sent by visiting www.fry-gibbs.com.
Mr. Allen will be remembered as a very generous and caring person.
Betty Clement, 76, of Blossom, entered the gates of heaven and received her angel wings at 7:20 PM, Saturday, November 23, 2013 at Brentwood Terrace Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center. A graveside service is set for 2:00 PM, Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at Evergreen Cemetery with Rev. Shane Oats officiating. A luncheon will be held prior to the service at 12:00 noon at Bethel Baptist Church in Clardy for friends and family. Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.
Betty was born February 10, 1937 in the Clardy community of Lamar County to Alvin and Viola Harris. She married Silas Clement on July 3 1952 in Paris. Betty (Mam-Maw) was a loving, caring, nurturing, always forgiving, strong woman who loved her family with everything she had. She was a Christian woman who was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church of Clardy for 64 years. She spent most of her life as a seamstress, beautician and caregiver. She was also a member of the VFW Auxiliary.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Silas Clement of Blossom; her children, Kathy Roberts and husband, Tim of Paris and Mike Clement and wife, Martha of Clarksville; her grandchildren, Dava Daniel and husband, Dustin of Paris and Kelly Calvin and husband, Chad of Cooper; her great-grandchildren, Kaden and Kase Daniel of Paris and Chandler Calvin of Cooper; her brother, David Harris and wife, Mary; and many nieces and nephews that loved her
dearly. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alvin and Viola Harris.
Serving as pallbearers are Chad Calvin, Chandler Calvin, Dustin Daniel, Tim Roberts, Reggie McDowra, Bobby Pomroy, Adam Clement, and Ray Clement. Honorary pallbearer is Paul Skidmore.
Online condolences may be made to the Clement family by visiting www.fry-gibbs.com.
A private family burial will be held at Evergreen Cemetery under the direction of Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home in Paris Texas with Rev. Van Lazaroff on Friday, November 29, at noon. Afterwards visitation will be held at Fry – Gibbs Funeral Home at 1:00 pm.
A memorial service for Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Wheeler Hyde, 100, of Dallas will beheld on December 5 at 11:00 am in the Cox Parlor at Highland Park United Methodist Church, 3300 Mockingbird Lane, Dallas Texas 75205 with Pastor Jeff Hall officiating.
Mrs. Hyde passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2013 under the care of The Family Choice group home in Dallas. She was born on November 2, 1913 to Ulric and Pearl Loughridge Wheeler in Layfette, Georgia. Betty was preceded in death by her parents and loving husband of 55 years, Harold Thomas Hyde. Also preceding her in death are her four brothers: Russell, Cecil, John and Frank Wheeler and her daughter-in-law, Patricia Finney Hyde.
Mrs. Hyde is survived by her loving family including her sister Ruth Muerth of Signal Mountain, Tennessee; daughter, Mary Elizabeth Hyde of Dallas; son Tommy Hyde and wife Sharlotte of Tyler; son H. T. Hyde and wife Laura of Tyler; son George Hyde and wife Bebe of Kerrville; and niece Cherie Muerth of Signal Mountain, Tennessee. She is also survived by grandchildren: Charlie Hyde; Todd Hyde and wife Kim of Tyler; Zachry Hyde and wife Julie of Greenville; Trevor Hyde and wife Jennifer of Kerrville; Shanda and Dr. Nathan Breazeale of Austin; Chad Hyde and wife Lynn of Austin; Ryan Hyde and wife Melissa of Houston as well as seven great grandchildren.
Betty lived her life with a sweet and kindred spirit and always had a smile for everyone. Harold and Betty Hyde reared their four children in the First United Methodist Church. They lived in Paris, Texas 1947 to 1972 and in San Antonio from 1972 to 1993. Betty Hyde moved to Dallas in 1994. She was a member of the Paris Garden Club and Cosmos Women’s Club in Paris, PEO in San Antonio, and the Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas. Harold and Betty supported the Menninger Foundation and the Methodist Foundation.
If desired, memorials may be made to the Visiting Nurses Association of Dallas, 1600 Viceroy, Suite 400, Dallas, Texas 75235 or any charity of your choice.