Obituaries Thursday, February 28

Tina Wynn0001After a long and vigilant fight with cancer, Tina Michelle Stover Wynn, 44,  of Paris, Texas, was lifted up on angel wings by the grace of our Heavenly Father when she passed from this world on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at home in Paris, Texas

Visitation will be held at Bright Holland Funeral Home on Friday, March 1, 2013 from 6:00PM -7:00PM.

Funeral services will be held at Bright Holland Funeral Home on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 10:00AM with Reverend Larry Bridges of Blossom Church of God officiating. Burial will follow at Knights of Honor Cemetery in Blossom. Bright Holland Funeral Home is handling the funeral arrangements.

Tina was born in Paris, Texas to Jessie Daniel Stover II and Ruby Lee Chennault Stover on July 12, 1968 She went to high school at Prairiland High School and graduated in 1988. She worked various jobs in the Lamar County area, with her favorite being a cook in the Paris Junior College Cafeteria.  Tina’s latest job was at the Choctaw Casino in Durant, OK.  Tina loved anything to do with country, horses, camping, fishing and collecting frogs. Although she had many interests, the thing first and foremost in her mind was her daughter, Cheyenne Nicole Chaverria, and making sure she would be taken care of.

Tina is preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Carey Lynn Thompson; her brother in law, Clyde Ashlock; God Mother, Jane Wogberg; and grandparents, Desso and Mary Martina Chennault.

Tina is survived by her daughter, Cheyenne Chaverria; husband, Larry Baird, both from Paris and of the home; brothers, Eddie Thompson of Huntsville and Jessie Daniel (Danny) Stover III and wife, Melissa of Paris; sisters, Linda Mathis of Sawyer, OK, Loretta Ashlock of Soper, OK, and Lisa Ashlock of Paris; God Father, Don Wogberg; 20 nieces and nephews; 24 great nieces and nephews; along with a host of friends.  Casket bearers will be Tommy Wells, Christopher Green, John Fletcher, Jerry Don Mathis, Aaron Shannon and Rockey Tucker.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Serenity Hospice of Texarkana and Bright Holland Funeral Home. To leave a message or tribute, please visit www.brighthollandfuneralhome.com.


Willie Ray Harris, 90 of Alba, TX went to be with his Lord and Savior Monday February 25, 2013 in Grand Saline. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday March 2, 2013 at Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home with Rev. Lonnie Fortner and Randy Bohannan officiating. Burial will follow at McCrury cemetery in Red River County.

He was born August 31, 1922 in Powell, TX a son of Thomas Jefferson and Jewel Dlena Vinson Harris. He was married to Virginia Harper and later married Nell Crawford. He was an auto mechanic since 1945 working in Grand Saline from 1990 until 2007. He served his country proudly in WWII in the Army. He was a member of the Open Door Church in Alba.

He was preceded in death by his wife Nell Crawford Harris; a daughter Phillis Ann Auld; son Weldon Harris; sister Eva Bounds and a brother Buddy Owens.

He is survived by children Lometa Smith and husband Jay; Glenda Kelley; the mother of his children VirginiaWyatt; grandchildren Wayne Auld, Paul Auld, Teddy Allison, Wendy Jones, James Smith, David Davis, Billy Davis, Bobby Davis; 12 Great Grandchildren; 2 Great-Great Grandchildren; son-in-law Willie Auld and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Brandon Williams, Nick Jones, David Davis, Paul Auld, James Smith, Bobby Davis, Ricky Jones, Brian Jones, and Billy Davis.

Online condolences may be made at www.fry-gibbs.com.

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