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Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled private graveside services on Monday, Oct. 1st, at Evergreen Cemetery with Rev. Fred Fangio officiating.
Mr. Winn, the son of Edgar Earnest & Myrtle Journey Winn, was born June 3, 1915, in Bells, Texas.
He attended schools in Roxton & Frisco and served in the U. S. Navy from March 22, 1944 to Dec. 13, 1945.
On Dec. 24, 1938 he married Mary Leonard in the pastor’s study of First Christian Church in Paris. They were married fifty-eight years before her death on April 18, 1997. He was also preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Opal Ferguson and Annie Mae Allen and a brother, Vernon Winn.
Survivors include a son, Doug Winn & wife Donna, a daughter, Betty Rowe, a grandson, Brad Winn along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.
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He was born on February 8, 1935 in Faught, Texas a son of Carter and Nola Holland Prunty. Billy was a member of the Church of Christ, American Legion, and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was retired from Red River Army Depot.
Billy married Dorris Morrison on September 5, 1953 in Paris. He was preceded in death by a son Michael Prunty, grandson Zachary Springer, and his parents and step-mother Wynell Prunty who raised him from age four.
Survivors include his wife Dorris Prunty of the home; children Anna Marie Justice and husband James, Paul Prunty and wife Julie, Venessa Tubb and husband Dwight, Beth Springer and husband Kenneth, Eric Prunty and Sarah Ray; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; brothers Jerry Prunty and wife Mildred and Jimmy Prunty and wife Joyce.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. Monday in the chapel of Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home with Michael Folmar officiating. Burial will follow in the Providence Cemetery with Chris Justice, Jeremy Prunty, Joseph Prunty, Jason Prunty, Jeff Gilbert, and Ken Morrison serving as pallbearers. Family will receive friends from 6:30 P.M. till 8:30 P.M. Sunday at the Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home where online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.fry-gibbs.com.
JOSEPHINE ELLEN “Jo” SINGER departed Paris, Texas for Heaven on Friday, September 28, 2012. A funeral service is set for 11:00 AM, Tuesday, October 2, 2012 in the chapel of Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home with Rev. Ken Cannon officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family is to receive friends from 7:00-8:00 PM Monday evening at the funeral home. Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.
Jo was born March 11, 1920 in Newburg, Missouri to the late William Patton and Maud Augusta Bunch. She married her childhood sweetheart, Robert Coleman “Bob” Singer on October 1, 1939 in Springfield, Missouri. They moved to St. Louis where Bob was a carpenter while attending Washington University and their first child, James Robert was born August 6, 1942. They returned to Springfield and their second child, Patti Jo was born on her father’s birthday January 8, 1947.
Jo was a dedicated wife establishing new homes in many cities during Bob’s careers with Douglas Aircraft and International Harvester Company. They moved to Paris to open the IH dealership in 1958 which Bob purchased in 1962 as Bob Singer, Inc. A devoted mother, she exuberantly supported every function for her children, even running to first base with Jim during a little league game and the first person over the rails into the rodeo arena after Patti was thrown from her horse.
Jo was a member of First Baptist Church for more than 50 years, a charter member of C’est La Vie, a member of Paris Golf and Country Club and worked for 30 years as an auxiliary volunteer at St. Joseph Hospital.
Jo was a fabulous cook, hostess and seamstress and an expert at needlepoint, sharing many of her beautiful pillows and pictures with family and friends. She also crocheted intricate tablecloths and bedspreads, and knitted afghans that enhance the homes of her family. She cherished her neighbors and friends especially those known as The Top Ten, sharing lunch monthly for over 45 years. Jo was a very lively, fun Christian lady who embraced life, loved to sing and dance, and blessed all who knew her.
Jo was preceded in death by her husband Bob in 1987, and son Jim in 1996. She is survived by her daughter Patti and husband Larry Oakes of San Antonio; grandchildren, David Steele of New York City, Stacy Kenworthy and Tina of Atlanta, Georgia, Karla Pruitt of Bryan, and Mandi and Simon DeLeon of San Antonio. She also leaves seven great grandchildren: Cate and Brooke Steele, Kayla and Coleman Pruitt, and Julian, Andrew and Alex DeLeon.
Special thanks to loving caregivers Winnie Tyson, Betty Robison and her sisters, Mary, Carolyn and mother Cathryn, Chassidy Stiles and the entire staff of Spring Lake Assisted Living. Thank you Lisa Martin, RN of Premier Health Care for your professional, loving care and the LVN/CNA staff who three days a week tended to her hygiene needs and dressed her like the lady she was. Each of you loved her to the end; we appreciate and love you for all you have done.
In lieu of floral tributes, the family requests that donations be made to the Salvation Army.
Online condolences may be made to the Singer family by visiting www.fry-gibbs.com.