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Judy Elizabeth Blease Morgan, 72, of Paris, died at 10:24 AM, Monday, March 4, 2013 at ParisRegionalCenter. A memorial service is set for 5:00 PM, Wednesday, March 6, 2013 in the chapel of Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home with Rev. Russell Mills officiating. The family will greet friends in the foyer of the chapel following the service. Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.
Judy was born April 16, 1940 in Dallas to Francis Eugene and Freddie McGuire Cronan. She graduated from Dallas’ Adamson High School in 1958. She was a secretary for the Texas Department of Human Services for 21 years prior to her retirement. Our Mom will be remembered as a loving mother, caring and gracious grandmother who always put her children and grandchildren first. Judy had a beautiful sense of humor. She loved to cook, dance, garden, and being with her family whenever possible.
She is survived by her three children, Leanne Roberson Stone and husband, Roy Tom, Keith Roberson, and Eric Blease and wife, April; seven grandchildren, Taylor Evin Stone, Ali Rae Stone, Joseph Allen Roberson, Jacob Thomas Roberson, Cason Wainwright Blease, Corbin Ryker Blease, and Seely Elizabeth Blease; a brother, Edwin Frank Cronan; and a sister, Tommy Gene Evans. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Lee Morgan on November 23, 2012.
Online condolences may be made to the Mrs. Morgan’s family by visiting www.fry-gibbs.com.
RUBY CARPENTER SAFFLE, 98, passed from this life on Sunday March 3, 2013 in Paris, Texas. Starrett Funeral Home will conduct graveside rites at 2:00 p.m. Thursday March 7, 2013 in the China Spring Cemetery, McClellan County, with Rev. Michael Copeland officiating. A reception will follow at the First Baptist Church of China Spring.
A time of visitation will be held at Wilkerson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home in Waco from 11:00 a.m. to noon, prior to the service.
Mrs. Saffle was Worthy Matron of Walter Baldwin Chapter, the Order of the Eastern Star of Waco, Texas in the mid-seventies. In 2005 she was President of the Berean Bible Club of the First Bible Church. She was a life-long Baptist.
Ruby was born in China Spring on December 8, 1914. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Mittie Carpenter; a sister Attie Lee Gilliam; and brothers Coke, Homer and Addis Carpenter.
She is survived by her sons, Jack Saffle and his wife Barbara of Dallas; and Bob Saffle and his wife Judye of Paris. She is also survived by a niece, Becky Lindsey and a nephew, Dale Gilliam, of Waco. She was blessed with seven grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She will be missed by her loving family.
Friends may register in Ruby’s Book of Memories at www.starrettfunerals.com .
Michael Dean Newberry, 52, of Paris, completed his journey in this life on March 4, 2013. Mike is widely known for his excellent bar bq and was an avid fisherman. If you ever enjoyed his bar bq then you know he “put a little extra on it for you”. Mike always had his fishing poles and tackle box at the ready. He never met a stranger and would give you the shirt off his back. Mike was born in La Marque, TX on November 17, 1960. He graduated from West Lamar High School in 1978. Mike was an excellent baseball player in his youth but had his athletic career cut short in a hunting accident. Mike never bowed to authority and lived his life on his own terms. He is survived by his mother, Patsy Wilson, and his father, Robert Newberry, and four brothers and their spouses, Bob & Dorothy Newberry, Brad & Stefani Newberry, Greg Wynn and his fiancé, Tammalyn Nobels, and Patrick & Kelly Newberry. He loved all of his seven nephews and was especially fond of his one niece.
Visitation will be held at Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home on Wed., March 6, 2013 at 7-8 pm. Graveside services will be held at McDonald Cemetery on Thurs., March 7, 2013 at 2pm with Brother Robert Myre officiating. The funeral procession will depart Fry & Gibbs at 1:30pm.
Online condolences may be made at www.fry-gibbs.com.
Howard L. Jordan, 90, of Clarksville, died Saturday, December 22, 2012 at ClarksvilleNursingCenter. A funeral service with military honors will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, December 26, 2012 in the chapel of Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home. Burial will follow in FairviewCemetery in Clarksville. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until service time prior to the service. Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Jordan was born January 11, 1922 in Blossom, Texas to George and Cora Bell Cherry Jordan. He married Mamie R. Gallander on December 22, 1939. She died March 7, 2008. He was retired from Red River Arsenal and served in the US Army during World War II. He was of the Baptist faith.
Mr. Jordan is survived by his daughter, Debra Nolen of Clarksville; four grandchildren, Michelle Ervin and husband, Chris, Gary Nolen, all of Clarksville, Chesley and Emily Jordan, both of Palestine, Texas; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Buford R. Jordan and wife, Carolyn of Paris and Douglas Jordan of Texarkana, Arkansas; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Howard Wayne Jordan; his parents; and two sisters, Ruby Pate and Joyce Roseberry.
Pallbearers will be Chris Ervin, Larry Nolen, Mark Nolen, Dickie Towers, John Thompson, and Roy Dean Pate. Honorary pallbearers are Joe Hasenak, Johnny Nolen, Buford Jordan, Doug Jordan, Bruce Roseberry, Bryan Roseberry, Willard Leverett, and Nolan Pate.
Online condolences may be made to the Jordan family by visiting www.fry-gibbs.com.
Brandon Cole Flowers, infant son of Jennifer Benningfield and Vance Flowers passed away Saturday March 2, 2013. Fry-Gibbs funeral home will conduct graveside services at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday March 6, 2013 at Detroit cemetery with Rev. Benny Cogburn officiating.
He is survived by his mother Jennifer Benningfield and father, Vance Flowers; sisters Azarea Edwards and Jayden Benningfield; grandparents Marilyn Nobles, Lisa Benningfield, Billy Sugg; aunts Jaclyn Nobles, Ashley Benningfield, Stephanie Benningfield; uncle Bryan Benningfield and wife Charlene and numerous cousins.
Online condolences may be made at www.fry-gibbs.com
Bud Relford, 73, of Powderly passed away Sunday March 3, 2013 at Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler. Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home will conduct graveside services at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday March 6, 2013 at Forest Chapel cemetery with Rev. Don Morton officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday 7-8 p.m.
He was born January 18, 1940 in Honey Grove a son of William Hardy “Red” and Rosie Elizabeth Weems Relford. He was married to Cleva Check Relford who preceded him in death. He worked in the junk business, flea markets and was with Paris Iron and Metal for 20 years.
He was also preceded in death by a daughter Kimberly Relford; a brother Richard Relford and sister Louise Davis.
Survivors include children Steve Relford, Jeff Relford, Lisa Relford, stepson Jerry Belt; numerous grandchildren; a brother Robert Relford; sisters Annie Morelock, Ann Caffee and Hazel Relford.
Online condolences may be made at www.fry-gibbs.com.