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Charlie Russell Brown, 94, of Irving, formerly of Paris, died in his sleep at 7:13 PM, Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at Elmcroft Senior Living Facility in Irving. A graveside service is set for 1:00 PM, Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Evergreen Cemetery with Rev. Jim Semple officiating. The family will receive friends from 7:00-8:00 PM, Friday evening at the funeral home. Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.
Charlie was born on February 6, 1918 in Roxton, Texas to parents, Henry Wesley Brown and Minnie Addie McElmary Brown. He was the last of thirteen children. He married Helen Claire Jessee on November 3, 1939. He is survived by his two daughters, Carolyn Brown Climer and husband, James and Jude Brown Austin and husband, Richard; his grandson, Erin Pickens; his granddaughter, Jennifer Sanders; and great-grandson, Julien Sanders. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Brown and a grandson, Chad Sanders.
Charlie was a businessman in Paris for over forty years, having owned a Texaco station on South Main Street. He served on the Paris City Council for many years and was a long time member of the Elks Lodge. Charlie was a member of the Paris Regional Medical Center Auxiliary and volunteered there until 2010. In 2007, he sold his home and moved into Colonial Retirement Lodge, and lived there until 2011 at which time he moved to Irving, Texas to be closer to his two daughters.
Online condolences may be made to the Brown family by visiting www.fry-gibbs.com.
Memorial services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21st, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Lacy Chandler officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
Mr. Chandler, the son of Carse Benjamin & Mildred Lorene Malone Chandler, was born Oct. 27, 1936, in Cunningham.
At a young age he and Buddy Parker owned and operated the skating rink in Bogata. He later owned & operated a Phillips 66 station in Clarksville. He was a farmer & rancher and enjoyed his cattle very much.
Survivors include his children, Ben Chandler & wife Lynetta of Avery, Rhonda Beazley & husband Joe Chat, III of Trenton and Lana Harvey of Paris, five grandchildren, Abby Chandler, Jake Chandler, Katie Beazley, Lacy Chandler and Rebecca Harvey along with a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Modene Chandler, and an infant brother, Burl Chandler.
To leave a message or tribute for the family please visit www.brighthollandfuneralhome.com.
Mr. Ford was born on February 16, 1910 in Fords Academy Community a son of William Henry and Nora Kennedy Ford. He married the love of his life Eunice Ellis on April 9, 1929 in Paris, Texas They celebrated their 83rd anniversary in April of this year by renewing their vows. Mr. Ford was a farmer, ran the Rugby Store and Service Station from 1946 till 1979, and was a mechanic. He was a member of the Deport Masonic Lodge receiving his 60 year pin this year, was a Baptist and served in the National Guard.
He saw many things in his lifetime. He worked hard to build a solid foundation for his family. He will be remembered as a man of high morals and beliefs and a man of few words but full of wisdom. Mr. Ford believed in hard work and good living.
He was preceded in death by his daughter Norma Foster, his parents, a brother and two sisters.
Mr. Ford is survived by his loving wife Eunice Ford of the home; son Gary Ford and wife Diane; son-in-law Gene Foster; grandchildren Gary Duane Foster and wife Sherry, Debbie Vellucci, Brad Ford and wife Jana, Brent Ford and wife Kim, Nancy Victory and David Anderson; loved by numerous great grandchildren; and a sister Ruby Taylor.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, October 20, 2012 in the chapel of Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Morton officiating and Masonic Services by the Deport Masonic Lodge. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 7:00 P.M. till 8:00 P.M. Friday at the funeral home where online condolences may be sent by visiting www.fry-gibbs.com.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home for one hour prior to the service.
Patricia was born February 21, 1934 in Jefferson, a daughter of George Charles and Winnie Ida Stevenson Forbes. She attended public schools in Douglasville, and was of the Baptist faith. She spent her life as a homemaker, lovingly caring for her family. She loved to sew and embroider, and enjoyed a game of Bingo.
On June 12, 1953 Patricia married David Isaac Spangler, in Clarksville. Together they shared some forty-seven years of memories, until his death on April 13, 2000.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, George (Timber) Forbes and Calvin Forbes; and by three sisters, Juanita Kirkland, Rae Kessler and Ellen Hansen.
Patricia leaves behind six children, Davelyn Lubbeck and husband Charles, of Kemp, Charles David Spangler and wife Gayla, of Seven Points, Robert Dale Spangler and wife Sissy, of Emory, Susan Kay Pascua and husband Alfred, of Mesquite, Kenneth Wayne Spangler and wife Trina, of New Bern, NC, and Kimberly Dawn Dyck and husband Herman, of Keyes, OK; twenty-one grandchildren, Shannon and Sean Foster, Bridgette Cole, Alisha White, Angela Spangler, Dusty Bryant, Michael Bryant, Scott Meyers, Robert Spangler, Jr., Maria Spangler, Sam Money, Deann West, Star Spangler, Crystal Prater, Candace Baker, Joseph, Jessica and Julia Spangler, Bryce, Courtney and Adrian Dyck; twenty great-grandchildren; a brother, Jerry Don Forbes and wife Wanda, of Grand Saline; a sister, Winnie Ruth Malley, of Lindale; a sister-in-law, Irene Bennett, of Mt. Pleasant; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Serving as pallbearers will be Herman Dyck, Joseph Spangler, Jerry Spangler, Bennie Landers, Gary Landers, and Kenneth Hughes.
Patricia’s family wishes to thank the staff of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital and the staff of Hospice Plus, particularly Tamara and Claudia, for their tender loving care.
Friends may register in Patricia’s Book of Memories at www.starrettfunerals.com.