Monday April 9, 2012 Obituaries

Thresa O. Weir, 86, of Birthright, TX, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2012, at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas.

Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 11th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home in Paris with Marvin Weir officiating. Burial will follow in North Hopkins Cemetery at Birthright. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Weir was born Jan. 14, 1926, at Nelta in Hopkins County at home to Hubert & Nora Simpson Gill. She was a graduate of Sulphur Bluff High School. She loved working in her yard and caring for her flowers and rose bushes. She grew African violets for years, and was nourishing about fifteen plants until a few weeks before her death. She had a “green thumb”, and many times revived plants for other people. She was a member of the Reno Church of Christ.

For health reasons, she moved to Paris in 2007, and lived with Marvin & Cathy for eleven months after suffering a stroke. After complete recovery, she resided at Sterling House Assisted Living in Paris until one month before her death. The family is grateful for the care the “girls” at this facility gave her while there. The family is also deeply appreciative of Scarlet Harvey of 1st Choice Home Health Care for being such a friend to mother and providing her with such excellent care for several years.

She is survived by two sons, Marvin Weir & wife Cathy of Blossom, Mark Weir and wife Suzanne of Texarkana, AR, grandchildren, Amy Weir of Blossom, Adam Weir of Ft. Worth, Casey Weir, Alison Weir and Tyler Weir of Texarkana, AR, a sister, Murlene Hill & husband Murrie of Sulphur Springs.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Rita Carolyn, and her husband of 62 years, Arville A. Weir, who passed away in 2006.

Casket bearers will be: Adam Weir, Casey Weir, Tyler Weir, Bo Hill, J.R. Shaw and Joe Gibbs.

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Sunday April 8, 2012 Obituaries

Amy “Kay” Gullatt passed away April 1, 2012 in Lancaster, CA. Fry-Gibbs funeral home will conduct graveside services 2:00 p.m. Monday April 9, 2012 at Restland cemetery in Roxton.

She was born December 16, 1920 in Roxton to Zed Carlton and Mary Jane Bryant Kirkham. She is survived by 4 children Katherine Ann Thompson, Cheryl Lee Bouchez, Mark Edward Gullatt and Diana W’Lynne Callen; 12 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

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Raymond G. Smith, 78, of Powderly, TX, passed away at his home, Thursday, April 5, 2012.

Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled graveside services for 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 11th, at Bixby Cemetery in Bixby, OK, with Rickey McFadden officiating.

Mr. Smith, the son of Clint & Ira Martin Smith, was born August 28, 1933, in Mounds, OK.

He attended Leonard Elementary School and Bixby High School. As a young man he worked for Basil Ethridge at a service station and then drove a gas transport truck for him.

He then drove trucks professionally for several companies, retiring from the Teamsters.

He served in the Oklahoma National Guard. Raymond was a member of Glory Baptist Church and attended until his health failed.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Kever Smith, whom he married in 1955, two daughters, Debi Youtsey & husband Bill of Broken Arrow, OK and Glenda McFadden & husband Lyndell of Slabtown, TX, three grandchildren, Mike and Pete Youtsey and Megan McFadden, one sister, Ruby Salazar & husband Freddie of Holdenville, OK along with a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two granddaughters, Jennifer McFadden & Andrea Youtsey, two brothers, Roy Smith and Kenneth Smith and two sisters, Betty Crabtree and Mary Louise Smith.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Dylan’s Drivers, 1465 20th NE, Paris, TX 75460.

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Faye Lofton, 54, of Direct, passed away Saturday, April 7, 2012, at her home.

Bright-Holland Funeral Home made burial in Lamar County Cemetery.

Faye, the daughter of Jessie Herbert & Ruby Ethel Pearl Shelton Price, was born May 15, 1957, in Dallas.

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Friday April 6, 2012 Obituaries

Ann Boss Green, 68 of Paris, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2012 after a long battle with lung cancer.

Funeral Services have been set for Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home with Rev. Glenn Vickers officiating.  Interment will follow at Meadow Brook Gardens Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

Ann was born in High,Texas on May 8, 1943 to J.C. Boss and Geraldine Moore Boss.  She married Larry Green on October 20, 1978.  She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church.  She loved life, loved people and especially loved her family.

She is survived by her husband, Larry Green; daughter, Connie Allen and husband Jerryl grandchildren, Crystal Allen, Justin Allen and wife Becah; great-grandchildren, Corbin Garnish; siblings, Doug Boss and wife Jackie Jo, Linda Kennedy and husband Donnie, Bobby  Boss, Diana Hutchings and husband David, Kathy Scott and husband Tommy; numerous nieces, nephews and friends; special sisters-in-law, Sharon Ann Berry, Annelle Fuller and husband Richard.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Curtis Joe Boss; sister-in-law, Karen Boss.

Pallbearers will be Dale Callihan, Bobby McMonigle, Rocky Williams, Doyle Whitaker, Gary Williams and Joe Worley.  Honorary Pallbearers will be Don Draper, Thomas Draper, Perry Hanley and serving posthumously, Jerry Rose.

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Brenda Sue Aune, 62 ofParis, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at Paris Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services have been set for Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. at First United Methodist Churchwith Rev. Kathy French officiating.  Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Saturday one hour prior to the service at the church.

She is survived by her mother, Alma Kinnaird; children, Mandy Nabors and husband Jason, Amy Chisum and husband R.W., Jason Aune and wife Kristen; grandchildren, Tucker Chisum, Tanner Chisum, Ellyce Chisum and Keegan Aune.

She was preceded in death by her father, Elvis Kinnaird and a daughter, Angela Michelle Aune.

Thursday April 5, 2012 Obituaries

A. G. Pendleton, 82, of Paris, passed away Wednesday, April 04, 2012, at Paris Regional Medical Center.

Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 7th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Norris officiating. Private burial will follow in Meadowbrook Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 – 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Mr. Pendleton, the son of Grady & Mary Berry Pendleton, was born Nov. 15, 1929, in Edgewood, TX.

He worked as a propane truck driver for Welch Propane & Cooper Propane and had owned & operated a service station in Colorado.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Freddie Jo Pendleton, brothers, David, Bill, & Joe Dennis Pendleton, and a sister, Nell Harvey.

Survivors include children, Sarah Mehl & husband Jay of Peoria, IL, Denise Dugdale of Tulsa, OK, Randy Pendleton of Paris and Becky Cornell & husband Bob of Sumner, the mother of his children, Jean Pendleton, grandchildren, Kacy, Kristopher and Kaitlyn Pendleton, a brother, Wesley Pendleton, and a sister, Mary Joyce Anderson  along with a host of friends.

Casket bearers will be: John Crabtree, Alex Moore, Colton Price, Kacy Pendleton, Kristopher Pendleton and Ray Webb.

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Tuesday April 3, 2012 Obituaries

Johnny Mack Crutchfield, Sr., 48, of Paris passed away Saturday March 31, 2012 at Paris Regional Medical Center. Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home will conduct graveside services 10:00 a.m. Thursday April 5, 2012 at Hopewell Cemetery with Rev. Robert Myre officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday 6 till 7 p.m. 

He was born May 11, 1963 in Paris a son of Albert and Leona Rushin Crutchfield. He married Carolyn Dake in  Parison July 17, 1987. He was a painter. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Brittany Carol Crutchfield, brothers Dee and Joe Crutchfield; sisters Dora Beatty, Edna Webb, Florence Jones and father-in-law Carol Lowell Dake Sr. 

Survivors include his wife Carolyn; children and their spouses Jeremy Laffoon and Nikki of Independence, Heather Meeks and Joseph Quinn of Paris, Minde Fields and Jason Lawman of Florida, Patty Crutchfield and Chance Hudson of Paris, Johnny Crutchfield, Jr., and Jessica of Independence; grandchildren Jade, Tommy, Austin, Noah, Baylor, Tyler, Kaley, Hayden, Meme, Dayton, Tesslyn, Caliana, expected Willie Mack, and Kylie; brothers and their spouses Jerry and Norma Crutchfield of Cooper, Ervin Crutchfield and Nadine of Cooper, Cecil Crutchfield of Paris, Bobby Crutchfield of Austin; sisters and their spouses Judy Hornback and Mike of Paris, Sharon Austin and Stuart of Watauga, Kathy Evans and Albert of Brookston, Torchie Beatty and David of Frisco; brothers-in-law Carol Dake Jr. and Sandra, Carl Dake and April; mother-in-law Patricia (Granny) Dake and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Pallbearers will be Joseph Quinn, Jeremy Laffoon, Johnny Crutchfield, Jr., Chance Hudson, Jerry Belt and Joey Carrington. 

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PAMELA ANN DENTON, 62, of Paris, passed from this life Monday April 2, 2012 at Paris Regional Medical Center South. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday April 4, 2012 in the chapel of Starrett Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Regan officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. 

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

Pam was born March 11, 1950 in Paris, the daughter of Lee and Jessie Colburn Denton. She was a graduate of Paris High School and attended Texas Womens University. She spent a long career as a secretary, having worked for UARCO, Inc. until the Paris plant closure, then for fourteen years at Clifford Radiology.  She was a member of First United Methodist Church. Pam had a tender heart for all creatures, but her love for cats was the greatest of all. She often sacrificed personally for their health and comfort, and was loved in return. 

She was preceded in death by her father, Lee Denton, on July 29, 2008. 

She is survived by her mother, Jessie Denton, of Paris; an aunt, Agatha Ray, of Smith Center, Kansas; cousins Paul Gene Roden and wife Anita, of Paris, Suzanne Roden, of Tyler and Marcus Roden and wife Sharon, of Paris; a number of second cousins, and a host of friends. 

Named to serve as pallbearers are Dr. Stephen Haas, Lloyd Cunningham, Paul Kirk Roden, Willie Ausmus, Weldon Slaton, and Randy Floyd. 

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church Radio Fund, 322 Lamar Avenue, Paris, TX 75460; to the Texas Lions Camp, P.O. Box 290247, Kerrville, TX 78029; or to a charity of choice. 

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