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Mr. Turk was born on January 20, 1926 in Blakeney a son of John Robert and Ellen White Turk. He served his country faithfully in World War II serving in the Navy, was in construction, and was a member of Pathway Church of God. He was preceded in death by his wife Brincie Lucille Good Turk whom he married on February 21, 1945 in Paris; parents; brothers and sisters Johnny Hightower, Tracy Turk, Robert Turk, Albert Turk, Gertrude Nelms, and Lorene Skidmore.
Survivors include his children Junior Allen Turk and wife Kay of Princeton, Hellen Sue Howell and husband Robert of Winona; granddaughter Hellen Michelle Hooper and spouse Ricky of Paris; great grandson Michael Sloan Enox and great granddaughter Audreanna Nichole Hooper.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 P.M. Monday in the chapel of Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home with Rev. Morris Nelms and Rev. Gordon Nelms officiating. Burial will follow in the Woodland Cemetery with Michael Enox, Robert Howell, Jimmy Dale Skidmore, Kenny Skidmore, Ricky Hooper and Justin Ray serving as pallbearers. Military graveside will be conducted by the U.S. Naval Honor Guard. Family will receive friends from 4:00 P.M. till 5:30 P.M. Sunday at the funeral home where online condolences may be sent by visiting www.fry.gibbs.com.
ALBERT WILLIAM TURK, 74, of Paris, passed from this life Saturday March 10, 2012 at Paris Regional Medical Center South. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday March 13, 2012 in the chapel of Starrett Funeral Home with Rev. Morris Nelms officiating. Interment will follow in the Woodland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Albert was born January 17, 1938 in Red River County, a son of Albert Andrew and Gracie Elizabeth Crews Turk. He attended Red River County schools, and was retired from the W.W. Cannon Corporation, where he was a steel worker for over twenty-five years.
He married Letha Ann Williams, November 11, 1972 in Dallas.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother; two sisters; two nephews; a niece; and one uncle.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Charles Massey, of Paris; three daughters, Rose Mary Reece, of Lake Dallas, Mary Ann Massey Edwards, of Greenbrier, Arkansas and Rita Bramlett, of Grand Prairie; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and a special sister-in-law and caregiver Catherine Austin, of Paris.
Named to serve as pallbearers are Michael Harper, Joshua Bramlett, Robert Reece, Charles Edwards, Michael Schmidt, and Charles Massey.
Friends may register in Albert’s Book of Memories at www.starrettfunerals.com
Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled graveside services for 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 10th at Evergreen Cemetery with Rev. Ken Cannon officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. until noon Saturday.
Mr. Myrick, the son of Clancy C. & Maggie Clark Myrick, was born July 21, 1932, in Gadsden, Alabama. He was a radio technician and worked for the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department.
On Dec. 23, 1956, he married Wanda Cockrum, building 45 years of family and memories before her death on June 30, 2002.
He was a member of First Baptist Church in Paris, Paris Masonic Lodge #27, the Shriners and the Scottish Rite.
Survivors include one daughter, Diane Collis & husband Mike of Alexandria, LA, two grandchildren, David Collis & wife Brandi and Nikki Collis Odlozil & husband Jodie, four great grandchildren, J. R. Odlozil, Gavin Collis & his mother, Karrah, Hunter and Ivy along with a host of friends.
To leave a message or tribute for the family please visit www.brighthollandfuneralhome.com.
ANNETTE MARIE HUDGINS WILLINGHAM, 68, of Paris, passed from this life Tuesday March 6, 2012 at Paris Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Friday March 9, 2012 in the chapel of Starrett Funeral Home, with Rev. Tiny Freelen officiating. Interment will follow in the West Post Oak Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Willingham was born September 27, 1943 in San Diego, California, a daughter of Robert Lee and Edith Rosella Scott Hudgins. She spent her life as a homemaker, caring for her family.
She married Geraldeen Willingham on October 5, 1956 in Dallas.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a granddaughter, Carol Marie Willingham, a grandson, William Dee Willingham, Jr., and a sister, Carol Ann Scott.
Survivors include her husband, of the home; four sons, William Dee Willingham, of Sumner, Michael Dee Willingham, of Alba, Richard Doyle Willingham, of Paris and Geral Dee Willingham, of Paris; two daughters, Elizabeth Rosella Willingham, of Tuscon, Arizona and Lanette Rena’ Brunner, of Missouri; fourteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two aunts, Betty Scott, of Dallas and Doris Scott, of Alabama; and several cousins.
Friends may register in Annette’s Book of Memories at www.starrettfunerals.com
He was born on November 5, 1950 in Paris a son of W.Z. (Buddy) and Sue Daniels Woodard. Ricky was maintenance supervisor atPrairielandIndependentSchool District, a master electrician and a member ofFirstUnitedMethodistChurch. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and was a very creative story teller.
He was preceded in death by his daughter Krystal Renae Woodard, mother Mary Sue Woodard, grandparents Allie and Mertle Woodard, and Elmer and Opal Daniels.
He leaves behind his loving wife Carole L. Woodard whom he married on April 16, 1994 in Gainsville, Texas; children Angie Crozier and husband Steve of San Antonio and Missy Gogolewski and husband Scott of Cedar Park; father W.Z. (Buddy) Woodard; siblings Randy Woodard and wife Kathy of Paris, Andy Woodard and wife Donna of Arthur City, and Robin Woodard Bratcher and husband Ronnie of Paris; grandchildren Ashley Malone of Austin, Collin, Kaleigh, and Cade Crozier of San Antonio, and Alyssa and Grant Gogolewski of Cedar Park; numerous nieces and nephews; and his two faithful dogs Miller and Mackie.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at the FirstUnitedMethodistChurchwith Rev. Van Lazaroff officiating. Burial will follow in the EvergreenCemeterywith Colby Bratcher, Cade Crozier, Collin Crozier, Chad Davidson, Chance Woodard, and Chase Woodard serving as pallbearers. Family will receive friends from 6:00 P.M. till 8:00 P.M. Tuesday at the Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home where online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.fry-gibbs.com.
Ricky will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, and friend. He was a truly genuine man loved by many!
Services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 6th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Fred Fangio officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 – 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
George Allen, the son of Oswald “Bugs” Guilliams and Ida Mae Lowrey Guilliams, was born Oct. 9, 1944, in Paris.
He attended Paris High School. George played Little League & Pony League Baseball.
During the Vietnam War he served in the U. S. Army being stationed in Germany. Following his honorable discharge from the military he became a truck driver and retired from Yellow Freight. He enjoyed farming & ranching. He also had a love of music and had been a part of the Paris Quintet. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Paris.
His father, Oswald “Bugs” Guilliams and his mother, Ida Mae Smith preceded him in death.
Survivors include two daughters, Greta Moore of Clarksville and Sabrina Day & husband Jeff of Blossom, grandchildren, Kaitlin Baird & husband James, Kelsey Moore, Nathan Moore, Tyler Day and Carson Day, two great grandchildren, Alice Baird and Keaton Asagba, a brother, Bob Guilliams & wife Nancy of Tahoka, a sister, Frankie Hawkins & husband Chuck of Kansas City, MO, his step-mother, Laverne Guilliams of Paris along with several nieces & nephews.
Casket bearers will be: Donnie Croy, Kenneth Risinger, Brett Taylor, Rob Hawkins, Ray Hawkins and Charles Beville . Honorary bearers will be: Harris Moore & Roger Daugherty.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to the Breakfast Optimist Club, P. O. Box 1011, Paris, TX 75461.
To leave a message or tribute for the family please visit www.brighthollandfuneralhome.com.
Edwin Ray Doty, 60, of Blossom, died Tuesday evening, February 28, 2012 at John Sealy Hospital in Galveston,Texas. A graveside service is set for 11:00 AM, Monday, March 5, 2012 at Bethel Cemetery in Red RiverCountywith Patrick Cannon officiating. The family will greet fri ends at the cemetery from 10:30 AM until service time on Monday. Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.
Edwin was born August 11, 1951 in Dallasto Gerald Lee and Mary Kathryn Billingsley Doty. He graduated from Kimball High School in Dallas and received a bachelor’s degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
Mr. Doty is survived by his son, Hamilton Doty and wife, Jessica of Lewisville; his parents, Gerald and Mary Doty of Detroit; three siblings, Carol Lindenblatt of Angel Fire, New Mexico, Kenneth Doty of Cleburne, and Debra Gordon and husband, Allen of Houston; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Doty and his grandparents.
Pallbearers will be Wayne Kerby, Kenneth Doty, Steve Wade, Jim Lindenblatt, Hamilton Doty, and Gerald Doty.
Online condolences may be made to the Doty family by visiting www.fry-gibbs.com.