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Arthur Glen Brown, 53, of Detroit, passed away Thursday, January 17, 2013, at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. Services are scheduled for 2:00 pm, Sunday, January 20th at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Tracy Williams officiating. Burial will be in Lone Star Cemetery in Red River County. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Glen, the son of Arthur H. & Dorothy Vick Brown, was born October 22, 1959, in Dallas.
He attended North Lamar High School where he was class favorite his junior year. He received his welding degree from Paris Junior College and was a welder and worked in construction as a plumber and “jack” of all trades.
He worked in the Awanas Program at East Paris Baptist Church and most recently attended Double “R” Cowboy Church in Clarksville.
Glen loved bull riding, horses and ranching.
Survivors include his wife, Karen, his parents, Arthur & Dorothy Brown of Paris, children, Crystal Brown of Dallas, Cody Martin & wife Raqquell of Greenville, Kristi Johnson of Dallas, Kelly Newberry & husband Patrick of Detroit and Cody Phifer, grandchildren, Paisley Newberry, Sierra, Brielan, Jaylan, Derick & Melo, a brother, Stephen Brown & wife Teresa of Paris, a sister, Vickie Rowlan & husband Steven of Paris along with several nieces & nephews and a host of friends.
Casket bearers will be: Cody Martin, Cody Phifer, Patrick Newberry, Matthew Martin, Daniel Martin and Gage Brown.
To leave a message or tribute for the family please visit www.brighthollandfuneralhome.com.
Mary Ellen Joyner Fisher, 88, of Paris, passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at Paris Regional Medical Center. Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled graveside services for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 19, 2013, at Evergreen Cemetery with Reverend Ben Read officiating.
Mrs. Fisher, the daughter of Walter and Carrie McKibben Joyner, was born January 17, 1924, in Lamar County. She was a graduate of Paris High School and attended Paris Junior College. Mary worked in the Offices at Camp Maxey during World War II before moving to Dallas where she worked for the Federal Government in payroll. Upon returning to Paris, she worked at the The Paris News before beginning her family. In later years, she worked part-time at Lollypop Learning Center. Mary was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening, doing needlework and sewing, reading , cooking, and most of all, spending time with her with her family, friends, and cats Katy and Prince.
Mary Ellen was preceded in death by her husband, J.M. Fisher, whom she married on November 28, 1952, in her family home in Paris, building fifty-nine years of family and memories before his death on August 2, 2012. She was also preceded in death by her parents, a grandson, Jacob Fisher, and a brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Elaine Joyner.
Survivors include a son, John Fisher of Paris; a daughter, Carrie Taylor and husband Mike of Paris;
Grandchildren, Alexis Fisher and fiancé Drew Boren of Paris, Charles Taylor II and wife Lauren of Irving, and Grant Taylor of Paris, and a great-grandson, Sawyer Boren of Paris.
Serving as casket bearer will be Drew Boren, Charles Taylor II, Grant Taylor, George Fisher, Brady Fisher and Tim Bolton.
Memorials may be made to the Youth Building Fund at Calvary United Methodist Church, 3105 Lamar Ave, Paris, TX 75460 or to the Paris Education Foundation, P.O. Box 356, Paris, TX 75461. To leave a message or tribute for the family please visit brighthollandfuneralhome.com.
Edward DeLoren Baker, 78, of Paris, passed from this life suddenly Thursday January 17, 2013 at Paris Regional Medical Center. Following local arrangements by Starrett Funeral Home, funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday January 20, 2013 in the auditorium of Sterling High School, Sterling, Oklahoma, with Rev. Michael Dye officiating. Interment will follow in the Sterling Cemetery.
The family will greet friends at the school for one hour prior to the service.
Ed was born June 13, 1934 in Indiahoma, Oklahoma, a son of Opal E. and Ida Minelle Merry. He was a graduate of Indiahoma High School, and spent a career as a parts manager for automobile dealerships. Ed loved sports, and never missed a grandchild’s ballgame. He was a caring gentleman who was concerned with others more than himself, especially his family and neighbors. Ed was a friendly man, who gained many friends. He never crossed anyone’s path without saying hello.
His family was his world, and he would do anything for each of them. Ed will be fondly remembered for his keen sense of humor. He married Wanda Julian on November 30, 1956 in Lawton, and she preceded him in death on October 11, 2011.
In addition to his wife Wanda, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Stephen Herndon; and a brother, Kenneth Baker.
Survivors include two daughters, Kimberly Herndon and fiancee’ Frank Dehaven, of Trophy Club, Texas and Kristy Rodgers and husband James, of Paris; five grandchildren, Kacey Diaz and husband Mike, Kelsey McLaughlin, Kori McLaughlin, Katherine Rodgers and Jacob Rodgers; a great-granddaughter, Kline Diaz; two brothers, Vinton Baker and wife Permelia, of Edmond, Oklahoma, and Tom Baker and wife Edith, of Cache, Oklahoma; a sister, Kathryn Bone and husband Floyd, of Lawton, Oklahoma; three sisters-in-law, Pat Baker, of Edmond, Oklahoma, Thelma Henderson, of Sterling, Oklahoma, and Mary Lynn Julian, of Sterling, Oklahoma; and a brother-in-law, Melvin Julian and wife Pearlie, of Sterling, Oklahoma.
Named to serve as pallbearers are Hal Smith, Jimmy Al Wright, Ronnie Holt, Greg Williams, Gene Cross and Alfred Jung.
In lieu of usual remembrances, the family requests memorial contributions to the Sterling United Methodist Church, 102 S. Second Street, Sterling, OK, 73567.
Friends may register in Ed’s Book of Memories at www.starrettfunerals.com.