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Sidney Gross, 61 of Paris died in his home, July 29, 2012. Cremation is under the direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home. His family has scheduled a Memorial Service for 5:30 pm, today, August 2, 2012 at the Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Paris.
Sidney graduated from High School in Paris and earned a degree in Landscape Architecture from Richland College in Dallas, where he lived for the majority of his life. He had a great love of landscaping and automobiles. He will be missed by all who knew him for his sense of humor and big personality.
He was preceded in death by his parents Patty & Jack Gross of Fayetteville, AR. Survivors include his mother, Willie Martin of Texarkana, AR; a son, Richard Gross; granddaughters, Kiera and Lilythe Gross; sisters, Amanda Gross and Amy Mason and a brother, Jonathan Gross.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be given to the charity of one’s choice.
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HANK DANNY SANDERS, 62, of Paris, passed away on Monday July 30 2012 at Paris Regional Medical Center surrounded by his family. Following cremation by Starrett Funeral Home, a graveside service will be conducted at 10 :00 a.m. on Friday, August 3, 2012 at Shady Grove Cemetery, with his son Lonnie Sanders officiating.
Hank was born May 7, 1950 in Healdton, Oklahoma, a son of Jasper O. and Lois Jean Smith Sanders. He was a graduate of Salinas, California schools, and then entered the U.S. Army, serving in the 14th Field Artillery during the Vietnam War. Hank spoke fondly of serving his country and enjoyed telling the stories and memories, of that time of his life. Among his military recognitions were the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, four Bronze service stars, the Bronze Star Medal, the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry; and the Purple Heart. He then drove a truck and worked as a security guard in Dallas. He enjoyed many hobbies and activities, including keeping up with military friends. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church and had been married to Belinda K. Byrd for 39 yrs. If there’s one thing you can always say about Hank, he did everything big.
Hank was met at the gates of heaven by his son, H.L. Sanders; his parents; his brother, Jackie Sargeant; and his father-in-law, Lonnie L. Byrd.
Hank’s humor and unique outlook on life will be missed and remembered by his wife Belinda of Paris, his brother J.O. Sanders of Paris, his children, Jody Gilman and husband Terry of Paris, Bonnie Sanders of Paris, Robert Sanders of Paris, Hank Sanders and wife Katrina of Paris, and Lonnie Sanders and wife Jessica, of Cooper. He also enjoyed being surrounded by and aggravating his nine grandchildren, Jayna Jackson and Jessica Gilman, Johnny Cook, Matthew, Kaitlyn, Jayme, Joseph, Joshua and Bethany Sanders.
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