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Dale McComb, Jr., 80, of Reno died Saturday August 4, 2012 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday August 9, 2012 at Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home with Rev. Tiny Freelen officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen cemetery with Masonic services and military honors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday 7-9 p.m.
He was born December 17, 1931 in Kalamazoo,MI a son of Dale Alliance and Martha Melton McComb. He married Eugia Lee (Jean) Sneed on October 20, 1949 in Utah.
He retired from the Air Force after 21 years of active duty, serving in the Korean War and 10 years inactive, was a private investigator, a member of the Paris Police Reserves and owned and operated Royal and Eastside cleaners for 36 years. He was 32nd degree Mason, being a member of the Paris Masonic Lodge where he had been a member for over 50 years having received his 50 year pin. He was a member of the Hella Temple Shrine in Dallas.
He is preceded in death by his wife Jean; son Clifford McComb and daughter Donna Gail McComb.
He is survived by his daughter Beverly Denise McComb Moore and husband Rex; grandchildren Brandon Chad McComb and his children Drake and Shelby; Bryan Cody McComb, Austin McComb, Michael Moore and Kimberly Moore and their children Mikali, Savannah and Landon; Chris Moore and wife and children Dakota, Hunter and Cooper; brother Merle McComb of Michigan and special cousins Dave and Donnie Melton of Michigan; sisters-in-law Nadine and husband Wyndell David, Mary Loar, Neal Carroll and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Carlos Castillo, Casey David, D.J. David, Jon Loar, Dave Melton and Dewayne Pulliam.
Online condolences may be made at www.fry-gibbs.com.
Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled graveside services for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 11, 2012, at Evergreen Cemetery with Reverend Ben Read officiating. Members of the Paris Fire Department will serve as an honor guard and as escort to the graveside. Military rites will be performed by the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Fisher, the son of George Oscar and Addie Emiline Kerley Fisher, was born March 28, 1923, in the Marvin Community of Lamar County, one of seven children.
During World War II, he served in the Seabees with the U.S. Navy spending much of his duty on the island of Okinawa. After the war, he returned to Paris and began driving a city bus before joining the fire department in 1951. His career with the Paris Fire Department spanned 35 great years before his retirement. He was co-owner with the late Tom Sanders of A-1 Sanitation and the Texaco station at 19th N.W. and Bonham Street in Paris. He was of the Methodist faith and was a 32nd Degree Mason. J.M. enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, camping, gardening, spending time with his family and friends and never met a stranger.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Urna Fisher, Glen Fisher, George “Jack” Fisher; one sister, Olene Fisher Crockett; and a grandson, Jacob Fisher.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Ellen Joyner Fisher, whom he married on November 29, 1952, building fifty-nine years of family and memories; a daughter, Carrie Taylor and husband Mike of Paris; and a son, John Fisher of Paris; grandchildren, Alexis Fisher and fiancé Drew Boren of Paris; Charles Taylor II and wife, Lauren, of Irving; and Grant Taylor of Paris; a brother, Robert Fisher and wife Ruth of Pittsburg; a sister, Betty Richards of McAlester, Oklahoma; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Fisher of Denison, TX ; along with several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Casket bearers will be Charles Taylor II, Grant Taylor, and Paris Fire Department Members; Drew Boren, Corey Parks, Jay Daughtrey, and Dale Maberry.
If desired memorials made to the Building Fund of Calvary United Methodist Church, 3105 Lamar Ave., Paris, TX 75460, The Gideons International, 875 SE 39th, Paris, TX 75462 or the First Baptist Church of Paris, P. O. Box 489, Paris, TX 75461.
To leave a message or tribute for the family, please visit www.brighthollandfuneralhome.com.
Nancy Jane Reeder, 98, of Paris, formerly of Garland, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, at Legend Health Care.
Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9th at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with The Reverend Betty Clement & Rev. Mike Atkins officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Graveside services are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas.
Mrs. Reeder, the daughter of Bill & Lona Kyser Cannon, was born December 31, 1913, in Kaufman County. The family moved to Lamar County in 1917, moved to Garland in 1943 and lived there until 2009 when she moved back to Lamar County.
She married Sam Reeder in 1930, and he preceded her in death in 1975. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, June Barker Busse in 1999 and two grandsons, Martin Busse in 2000 and Troy Barker in 2012.
She worked for Young Draperies in Garland for more than 30 years and was a homemaker, wife, mom and mamaw. She was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include a daughter & son-in-law, Dixie & Willis Monroe of Blossom, son-in-law, Ron Busse of Roanoke, grandson, Choya Lynn Barker of Rowlett, granddaughters and husbands, Debra & Brian Kirby of Heath, Monette & Boo Fontenot of Blossom and Marchelle & Marty Sharrock of Novice, seventeen great grandchildren, thirteen great great grandchildren, nieces & husbands, Betty & Wayne Clement of Paris, Sharon & Mike Wright of Blossom, Peggie & Don Anderson of Blossom and Johnnie Lynn and Jeff Welch of New Boston, nephew & wife, Curtis & Nelda Crawford of Royce City and special neighbors, Bonnie & Ernest Spivey of Garland.
Thanks to Legend Health Care, especially the nurses and workers on the 4th Hall for her special care.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to the Novice Baptist Church Van Fund, 13796 FM 195, Paris, TX 75462.
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