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RUBEN ARCHIBALD, Jr., 69, of Paris, passed away Sunday, March 11, 2012, at Paris Regional Medical Center. Cremation was under the direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home.
Ruben, the son of Ruben Archibald, Sr. & Omie Poor Archibald, was born Oct. 18, 1942, in Matador, TX. He was a member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church and had worked at the church. His parents and a sister, Robbie Maxim, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his brother, James Archibald & wife Doris of Bogata along with several nieces & nephews. To leave a message or tribute for the family please visit www.brighthollandfuneralhome.com.
SUSAN JANE WELLS, 48, of Paris, passed from this life on Sunday March 11, 2012 at Paris Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday March 15, 2012 in the chapel of Starrett Funeral Home with Rev. Van Lazaroff officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Susan was born April 8, 1963 in Vandalia, Illinois, a daughter of Albert Alan and Barbara June Hill Wells. She was a graduate of North Lamar High School and attended Paris Junior College. She was employed by Paris Bank of Texas from 1981 until 1985, then worked for the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office as a dispatcher. She later worked in dispatch as a 911 Operator for the City of Paris until her retirement.
Susan was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Alan Wells, her father, Albert Alan Wells, and grandparents Roy and Erma Hill and Nathaniel and Grace Wells.
Those left to cherish her memory include her mother, Barbara Elliott, of Reno; a sister, Christal Shawhart, of Reno; a brother, Jeffrey Wells, of Mulberry Grove, Illinois; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; and many special friends including Sherry Barker and Teri Barber.
Named to serve as pallbearers are Webb Wright, Teri Barber, Eddie Almond, Karl Lewis, B.J. McCoy, and Bob Hundley.
Friends may register in Susan’s Book of Memories at www.starrettfunerals.com
JOHN HOWARD CORRISTON, JR., 79, ofParis, died at 12:52 PM, Sunday, March 11, 2012 at Paris Regional Medical Center-South. A Mass of Christian Burial is set for 11:00 AM, Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church with Father Morgan White as celebrant. Burial will follow inEvergreenCemetery. A Rosary service will be held at 6:30 PM Wednesday evening at the funeral home with Father Guillermo Gabriel Maisonet officiating with a visitation immediately following from 7:00 to 8:00 PM. Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Corriston was born on New Year’s Day of 1933 to John Howard and Elizabeth Corriston, Sr. inUpper Darby,Pennsylvania. Following graduation from high school, he attended theUniversityofPennsylvaniaon a football scholarship earning a bachelor’s degree from the Wharton School of Business. He married Gerry Anne DePasquale on November 17, 1956 inCamden,New Jersey. Mr. Corriston retired from management with the Campbell Soup Company after 39 years of employment. He was active with the Boys and Girls Club of theRed RiverValleyserving as its president, on the board of directors, and was inducted to the Wall of Fame in 2009. He also volunteered for the local Meals on Wheels. He was a member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church.
Mr. Corriston is survived by his wife, Gerry A. Corriston of Paris; four children, Leslie Begley and husband, Gordon of Riverview, Florida, Howard Corriston III and wife, Beckie of Paris, Robin Gugger and husband, Jerry of Southampton, Pennsylvania, and Brian Corriston and wife, Sherry of Spring, Texas; nine grandchildren, Stephanie Wynn and husband, Todd, Michelle Begley, Gordon Begley, Crysta Lamb and husband, Josh, Craig Corriston, Jerry Gugger, Lauren Gugger, Madison Corriston, and Bryce Corriston; two great-grandchildren, Ava Lamb and Luke Lamb; one sister, Mildred Clark; and a nephew, Dr. Ronald E. Clark, both of Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
Pallbearers will be Denis Frank, Henry Shaw, Craig Corriston, Josh Lamb, Jerry Gugger, Sr., Jerry Gugger, Jr., and Gordon Begley III.
If desired, memorials may be made to the Saint Vincent DePaul Society or the Boys and Girls Club of the Red RiverValley.
Online condolences may be made to the Corriston family by visiting www.fry-gibbs.com.