Obituaries Wednesday, November 7

BONNIE L. STAVNEAK, 86, of Paris, passed from this life Thursday November 1, 2012 at Paris Regional Medical Center North. Following local arrangements by Starrett Funeral Home, her body will be received by the Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home, 5701 Center Street, Omaha, NE 68106, where a funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday November 10, 2012. Cremation will follow the service, and she will be inurned with her husband in the Hillcrest Cemetery of Omaha.
 
Bonnie was born November 27, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska, a daughter of Gustav and Emma Ekstrand Baysdorfer. She was a graduate of Omaha schools, and attended Doane College in Crete, Nebraska. She was of the Presbyterian faith. Her proudest achievement was the care of family, and she involved herself in all the activities of her children. She enjoyed playing bridge, gardening, traveling with her family, and playing the piano.
 
She married Lester Paul Stavneak on June 4, 1947, in Omaha. He preceded her in death on June 28, 2004. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
 
Survivors include three children, Mark Stavneak, of Omaha, Nebraska, Jim Stavneak and wife Kathy, of Des Moines, Iowa, and Julie Callaway and husband Scott, of Paris; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Judy Foisey, of Valley, Nebraska; and several nieces and nephews.
 
The family requests memorials to be made to the charity of one’s choice.
 

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

Obituaries Tuesday, November 6

Gilmore Ray (Gil) Flautt, IV, of Novice, passed from this life Saturday November 3, 2012 at U.T. Southwestern St. Paul Medical Center in Dallas. Starrett Funeral Home will conduct funeral services at 11:00 a.m. Thursday November 8, 2012 at the barn on the family property in Novice, with Rev. Tracy Williams and Rev. Mike Atkins officiating. Interment will follow in the Springhill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Gil was born August 18, 1963 in Elkton, Maryland, a son of Gilmore Flautt, III and Kendall Loomis Flautt. He was a graduate of Northeast Maryland High School, and attended Paris Junior College. He was Agency Manager of the Lamar County Farm Bureau Insurance. Gil was a founding board member of the Novice Volunteer Fire Department, and a board member and former President of the Paris Rodeo and Horse Club. He was a member of the Elks Lodge, and served actively in the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce. He was a fourth generation licensed realtor. Gil was an avid quail hunter with his beloved English Pointers. He was a Christian, faithful to his God and to his family.

He married Deedee Milling Evans on June 17, 1988 in Novice.

Gil was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Survivors include his wife Deedee; two sons, Jason Evans and wife Gabrielle, of San Diego, California, Gilmore Flautt, V (Gilly), of Novice; a daughter, Alex Flautt, of Novice; two grandchildren, Adrianna Evans and Caden Evans; his father, Gilmore Flautt, III, of Coupland, Texas; his mother, Kendall Loomis Harrison and husband Edward Thomas, of Eagle Point, Oregon; three sisters, Colby Kielman and husband Charles, of Eagle Point, Oregon, Laura Ward and husband James, of San Fransisco, California and Sarah Flautt, of Austin; two brothers, Edward Harrison, of San Fransisco, California and Terrell Kenneth Flautt and wife Hillary, of Austin; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Serving as pallbearers will be Chase Lewis, Blake Hadley, Rustin Blevins, Sam Hodnett, Chris Penson, Hamish Harley, Dakota Jones and Kyler Bramhall.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Novice Baptist Church, the Novice Volunteer Fire Department, or to the charity of one’s choice.

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


Jewel Clement, 78, of Mesquite, passed away Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012.

Services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Marq Toombs officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 – 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Clement, the daughter of Frank & Ethel Crow Hogan, was born April 27, 1934, in Direct.

She was a waitress for a number of years before moving to Dallas where she began working at Varo, a semi-conductor company, where she worked until her retirement.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Charlene and Margie.

Survivors include her husband, Lonnie Clement, whom she married on June 23, 1955, building fifty-seven years of family and memories, also surviving are her son, Gary Clement & wife Paula, a grandson, Scott Clement & wife Heather and a great grandson, Seth Clement all of Mesquite, along with several nieces and nephews.

Scott Clement will serve as an honorary casket bearer.

To leave a message or tribute for the family please visit www.brighthollandfuneralhome.com.

Obituaries Monday, November 5

Dee McCrory, 61, of Powderly, Texas passed away on Thursday, November 1, 2012 atParis Regional Medical Center.

Dee was born in Exeter,Californiaon April 30, 1951 to Doad and Maxine Hext. A year later her brother Doad “Bub” Hext was born and the family was raised rodeoing and on cattle ranches and feedlots throughout California. She graduated from Exeter High School in 1969. She spent some time in college at West Hills in Coalinga, California as well as beauty school, all the while continuing to rodeo and work with the family in the cattle business.

In 1974, Dee married Marc Van Housen and they had their daughter, Krisi in 1976. The couple later divorced and Dee later married Tom Byrd of Albuquerque, New Mexico. After they divorced, Dee found her way into nuclear power which led her to Riverbend Nuclear Power Plant inSt. Francisville, Louisianawhere she lived and worked for over 20 years. During that time she won a battle with cancer but was left with other health issues.

After returning to California for several years, she and her mother moved to Powderly, Texas in 2001 after the death of her father, where she has been helping raise her grandson, Dakota”Cody”.

Deewill be greatly missed but the family takes comfort in knowing she is in the loving arms of the Lord.

Deewas preceded in death by her father, Doad Hext. She is survived by her mother Maxine Hext of Powderly, Texas, daughter, Krisi Van Housen and Doug McCloure and their son Dakota; daughter, Amy Johnson of Dallas, Texas; brother Bub Hext and wife Loni of Los Banos, California, and their children Latigo, Aspen, and Ashley; former husband Tom Byrd of Albuquerque, New Mexico and extended family members, Randy and Nannette Parkinson of Stamford, Texas and William Gassman of Powderly, Texas.

The family will have a private service at a later date. Cremation arrangements were under the direction of the Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home where online condolences may be sent by visiting www.fry-gibbs.com.

The family would like to give special thanks to paramedics, Rick Browning and Winter Lockett, as well as Powderly Volunteer Fire Department First Responders, the staff of Paris Regional Medical Center E.R. and I.C.U. and Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home.


Wesley “Junior” Bell, 75, of Paris, passed away Saturday, November 3, 2012, while surrounded by his loving family.

Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled graveside services for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6th, at Evergreen Cemetery with Rev. Harvey Blackshear officiating.

Wesley, the son of Wesley & Frances Runnels Bell, was born June 21, 1937, in Grandfield, OK.

He was born a healthy child but at the age of two he was stricken with polio, which ravaged his young body and caused health problems throughout his life.

He attended Rosa Pearson School and loved going for a “ride” to get coffee and chat. He enjoyed dancing and being at the

271 Drive In that his family owned and operated.

His parents preceded him in death.

Survivors include his brother, Glenn Bell, who was his caregiver and best friend until death, Glenn’s wife, Marilyn, of Paris, two nieces, Wendy Raney & husband Steve of Paris and Kasey Bell of McKinney, a great nephew & great niece, Keaton Raney & Peri Raney along with a host of extended family.

To leave a message or tribute for the family please visit www.brighthollandfuneralhome.com.


Charlotte Monohan Reynolds Yoakum was born in Woodland, Texas on April 30, 1932 and passed away at her home in Woodland on November 4, 2012.

Charlotte was born to George Britton and Nora Lucille Reynolds and was the 2nd child of four, having 2 sisters, Betty Jo and Frances Raye and 1 brother, James Mathis. Charlotte made the Woodland Community her home until about the age of 11 when she and her family moved to California. In California she was married and raised 4 children and that is where she lived, until returning back to Woodland in 1981.

Charlotte loved being a resident of the Woodland Community, loved all of her neighbors and felt a kindred spirit with all the people in the small surrounding communities as well.

She grew up in the Methodist Church and attended the Woodland Methodist Church, close to her home and she truly loved her church family.

She was preceded in death by both of her parents, George Britton Reynolds and Nora Lucille Reynolds; her brother, James Mathis; her husband, Ted Yoakum; her granddaughter, Shawnee Underwood and other extended members of her family.

She is survived by 2 sisters, Betty Jo Swindle and Frances Raye Lee. She is also survived by her 4 children, 4 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; her daughter, Lynn Bradford and husband Ron, son, Sam Markham and wife Doreen, daughter, Donna Markham Clark; her son, Geron Markham; 5 step-children, Patty, Tedie, Mike, Gene and Lance; her grandchildren, Krista Morrison, Samantha Suzuki and husband Scott Suzuki, Jarrett Markham and her other grandchildren Chris Roth, Kevin Roth and Kelly Roth; her great-grandchildren, Caitlyn Underwood, Bailey Underwood, Gracie Newlon, Natalie Morrison, Madison Morrison, Spencer Suzuki, Sawyer Suzuki and Savannah Suzuki.

There are also many cousins, nieces, nephews as well as great nieces, and nephews and many wonderful friends and neighbors.

Charlotte was a true pillar of her community and a blessing to all of her family and to anyone who knew her and she will be missed very much.

She and her family would like to thank Dr. Prakash, the nurses and all of the staff at Texas Oncology in Paris for their care. Thank you to all of the nurses, aides and therapists at Medical City of Dallas for their hard work and loving care. A very special thank you to Dr. Bhushan, Dr. Berryman, Jennifer Potter PA, nurses Susie, Jody and Eddy, and all of the staff at Texas Oncology in Dallas for their amazing, loving and tireless care. Also, a very special thank you to Legacy Hospice for taking care of her needs in the last days of her life. God bless you all.

Services will be held on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. at Woodland Methodist Church with Pastor Jerry Irvin officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service time at the church.

Charlotte asked if you do not wish to send flowers, you may make a memorial in her honor to a charity of your choice or to the Leukemia Foundation.

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

Obituaries Saturday, November 3

On Friday November 2, Duetta Hoskins entered the gates of Heaven to be with her Lord after a long, hard fought battle with melanoma. She was a very strong willed woman, whose strength would overcome even the largest of obstacles. She was surrounded by her loving family at her home at the time of her passing.

Duetta was born March 8, 1938 in Apple, Oklahoma to Leonard Drew Stanfield and Edith Stanfield. She married John Allen “J.A.” Hoskins on June 23, 1956 in Paris, Texas. They were married for 56 wonderful years, raising 2 children, 3 grandchildren, and dearly loved her children, grandchildren and great‐grandchildren. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and loved her family with all of her heart. Her family was her life.

Duetta was a devout Christian and was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church for many years. Her nightly ritual was to read her Bible every single night. She read it cover to cover many times.

She was co‐owner of the Paris Montgomery Ward store for several years. She worked for Beall’s and then JC Penny as a manager in the children’s department until her retirement.

She loved taking care of her grandchildren and great‐grandchildren, cooking, gardening, and taking care of her many rose gardens. She was always the rock and foundation for her family.  Through her feistiness and sense of humor she kept her family on the straight and narrow.

She was proceeded in death by her husband J.A. on May 1, 2010, as well as her father, Leonard Stanfield; mother, Edith Stanfield; brother Jewell Stanfield ; sisters Helen Stanfield‐Green and Gerl Dean Stanfield‐Walker, and grandson Joseph Andrew Hoskins.

She is survived by her son, John Allen Hoskins IV and wife Gabriella of Grand Saline, daughter Tammy Hoskins, grandsons John Allen Hoskins, V and Stephen Anthony Hoskins, as well as “adopted” grandsons James Stone, John Paul Jones, granddaughter Stacy Lynn Rhodes and her great‐grandchildren Kaylyn Nicole McCoy and Zackary Dean McCoy, Thomas Buddy Jones as wellas brothers Delbert Stanfield and Wilburn Stanfield of Oklahoma City.

Visitation will be held on Monday November 5 from 7‐8 PM at Fry and Gibbs Funeral Home, with

burial to follow on Tuesday November 6 at 2:00 PM at Meadowbrook Gardens. Online condolences may be sent to the Hoskins family by visiting www.fry-gibbs.com.

Mamaw, you will be missed. We love you with all of our hearts. We will always remember what you and Papa taught us, and cherish the memories we had with you both.


Brett Wayne Vick, 44, of Greenville, passed away suddenly on Nov. 1, 2012, in Greenville.

Relatives and friends held a service of remembrance for Brett at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3rd, at Southside Baptist Church, 790 Old Jefferson Rd., Paris, TX 75460. Cremation is under the direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home.

Brett was born Jan. 21, 1968, in Denison, Texas to Clifton and Maryann.

He was the youngest of two. He attended Sherman High School and graduated in 1986. He was a longtime resident of Greenville. Brett enjoyed spending time with his family, coaching, and was always a hopeful, confident man.

He will be remembered by his loving children; Cody & Travis Vick,  daughter-in-law, Katelyn  Vick, his mother, Maryann Senn, his father, Clifton Vick, his sister, Dayna Rogers, a niece, Rebecca Hutchison, along with a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his step-father, Lynn Senn and a nephew, Mark Christopher Huff.

To leave a message or tribute for the family please visit www.brighthollandfuneralhome.com.

Obituaries Wednesday, October 31

Billy Ray Wallace, 80 of Paris, passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at Paris Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Services are scheduled for 2:00 pm Thursday, November 1, 2012 at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Reverend Timothy Stephens officiating.  Burial will follow in McDonald Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 2:00 pm, Thursday at the funeral home. 

Mr. Wallace was born May 14, 1932, in Crosbyton, TX, to Ernest “Shorty” Wallace and Morene Grace Meeks Wallace.  He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army.  Mr. Wallace retired from Campbell Soup after 30 years of employment.  He dearly loved his grandchildren and enjoyed ranching, cattle, horses and fishing. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley, in December of 2006; his parents and a sister, June Wallace.  Survivors include his daughters, Ginger Malone & husband Tommy of Paris, Cindy Smith and Tammy Bove, both of Paris; grandchildren, Bradley Bove & wife Bambi of Deport, Brian Bove & wife Nikki of Paris, Craig Malone & wife Robin of Paris, Terrence Smith & wife Casie of Blossom, Dakota Smith of Paris, Nikki Smith of Paris and Jessica Smith of Paris; several great-grandchildren; one sister, Melba Spurgin & husband KDon of Lubbock; two special nieces, Sherry & Kathy, along with their family’s; very special friends, Lena & Harold Scott and Roscoe Brannan, as well as a host of good friends. 

Casket bearers will be Brian Bove, Bradley Bove, Craig Malone, Dakota Smith, Marty Scott and Michael Scott.  Honorary casket bearers will be Harold Scott, Roscoe Brannan and Terrence Smith. 

To leave a message or tribute for the family please visit www.brighthollandfuneralhome.com.  


Lucy Mae Brown Hollingsworth, 95, of Paris, passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2012, at Brentwood Terrace.

The family will receive friends from 7 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1st, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hollingsworth, the daughter of Cyrus & Myrtle Williams Brown, was born Oct. 21, 1917, in Richland Springs, Texas.

She taught dance for many years and then worked for the Texas Department of Human Services. She was a long time member of First Christian Church in Paris.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Hollingsworth on September 4, 1987, and also by a son, John Hollingsworth.

Survivors include a daughter, Judy Reeves & husband Eddie of Paris, a son, Beau Hollingsworth & wife Annalisa of South Padre Island, a daughter-in-law, Tina Hollingsworth of Houston, grandchildren & great grandchildren, Kim Poteet & daughter Taylor of Paris, Toni Long & son Zach of Plano, Shawn Reeves & wife Michelle & their children, Lauren & husband  Joe Matthews of Paris, Cory Reeves of San Marcos, Jackson Reeves of Paris, Shannon Reeves & wife Susan and their children, Julie Kate and Ellie of San Marcos, John Hollingsworth & wife Caroline and their children, Will and Cece of Durham, NC and Grady Hollingsworth & wife Rachelle and their children, Chance and Miranda of Wharton.

To leave a message or tribute for the family please visit www.brighthollandfuneralhome.com.