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Patsy Carter Ford, 72, of Sumner, died Monday, March 4, 2013 at Brentwood Terrace in Paris. Graveside services are set for 10:00 A.M. Saturday, March 9,2013 at Prairie Ridge Cemetery in Sumner, Texas. Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.
Patsy was born in Paris, Texas, on January 6, 1941, the only child of James and Dorrell Perkins Carter. She attended Central School her entire school career. She retired from North Lamar Independent School District after 26 years as a paraprofessional. She had passion for working with students with learning disabilities and special needs.
Patsy was a member of Maxey Baptist Church and served in many capacities. She was also very active in the Maxey Community Center and the Women’s Home Extension or “The Club” as it was called for years. She had a love for children, (especially her two granddaughters), cooking, and entertaining guests in her home.
Patsy was preceded in death by her parents and a special Uncle Gene Carter, whom she considered her brother and best friend.
She is survived by her husband, Harold Ford, of Sumner, her daughters Jami Roper and husband Mike of Conroe, Texas, Joi Lin Roberts and husband Shayne of Paris, Texas, and son, Jeffrey Ford of Sumner, her granddaughters, Cali Clare Roper, of Conroe, Texas, and Carter Larkin Brumley of Paris, Texas who were the lights of her life, and her “Special Angel” Mrs. Betty Pratt who took such excellent care of her throughout her illness along with sisters-in-law Laura Jean Ford, Jeanne Ford, brothers and sisters-in-law James and Jean Ford, and Robert and Lois Ford.
Patsy’s family would like to thank the staff at Brentwood Terrace and Waterford Hospice for the loving care that was given to her throughout her illness.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to North Lamar Education Foundation (NLEF) 3201 Lewis Lane, Paris, Texas 75460.
Online condolences may be sent to the Ford family by visiting www.fry-gibbs.com.
May Bell McFadden, 85, of Paris, passed from this life Monday March 4, 2013 at Paris Regional Medical Center. Starrett Funeral Home will conduct graveside rites at 11:00 a.m. Saturday March 9, 2013 at the Antioch Cemetery, with Edwin Umphress officiating.
The family will greet friends at the cemetery for one hour prior to the service.
May Bell was born May 14, 1927 in Lamar County, a daughter of Jap and Clarcey Roebuck Cockrum. She was a graduate of Delmar schools, then spent a career in hospital and nursing home work. She was of the Baptist faith.
She married Steve McFadden, who preceded her in death. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Carl Edward Ford, on February 7, 2003; by two brothers, J.W. Cockrum and Jake Cockrum; and by a sister-in-law, Maxine Cockrum.
She is survived by two sisters, Kathleen Umphress, of Valliant, OK and Elizabeth Whitaker, of Paris; two brothers, Chester Cockrum, and Kenneth (Chock) Cockrum, both of Paris; numerous nieces and nephews; and a special friend and caregiver Richender (Jean) Samis, of Paris.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Antioch Cemetery Association.
Friends may register in May Bell’s Book of Memories at www.starrettfunerals.com.
Dollie Davidson Dicken, 89, of Paris, passed from this life on Tuesday March 5, 2013 at Paris Regional Medical Center. Starrett Funeral Home will conduct funeral services at 11:00 a.m. Friday March 8, 2013 at the Southside Baptist Church, with Rev. Gary Reed and Rev. Billy Norris officiating. Interment will follow the service at Evergreen Cemetery. Dollie’s body will lie in repose at the church for one hour prior to the service.
The family will receive friends at Starrett Funeral Home from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday.
Dollie was born July 6, 1923 in the Glory community of Lamar County, a daughter of James Henry and Hattie Adams Davidson. She was a graduate of Glory schools, and of the school of nursing at the Sanitarium of Paris, and was a professional caregiver in Paris hospitals until she began employment with Dr. Charles McMillan, until her retirement. Not one to stay idle, she then entered employment as a greeter at Walmart, and as a caregiver for the elderly until her final retirement at her family’s insistence and her personal dismay. She was a longtime member of the Southside Baptist Church, and a Past Worthy Matron of Order of the Eastern Star.
Dollie married Delbert Euell Dicken on December 6, 1944 in Lamar County. He preceded her in death on July 26, 1999.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by five sisters, Marie Watson, Irene Barnes, Ruby Bills, Willie Mae Roper, and Robbie Reed.
She is survived by a son, James W. Dicken and wife Frances, of Wichita Falls; a granddaughter, Shawntel Golden and husband Adam, of Paris; two grandsons, Michael Dicken and Ronald Dicken; two great-grandchildren, Garrett Golden and Chesney Golden; and a brother-in-law, Casey Roper, of Alabama; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Named to serve as pallbearers are Adam Golden, Garrett Golden, Rick Browning, Roy Beard, Keith Watson and David Watson
In lieu of usual remembrances, memorial contributions may be made to the Southside Baptist Church, 790 Jefferson Road, Paris, TX 75460, or the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, 2222 Welborn Street, Dallas, TX 75219,
The family would like to express their thanks and gratitude to her caregivers, Myra Kinard, Helen Rayburn, Ludy Sessums, the fifth floor staff of Paris Regional Medical Center, Dr. Thomas Troutt, and the entire staff of Stillhouse Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.
Friends may register in Dollie’s Book of Memories at www.starrettfunerals.com.
Funeral services have been set for Friday, March 8, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at Powderly Church of Christ with David Ballard officiating. Interment will follow at Long Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday evening from 7:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home.
She is survived by her husband of 74 years, Lois W. Exum; children, Lois (Johnny) Exum and wife Sharon, Jimmy Exum and wife Joyce, Tommy Exum and wife Jo, Sonia McKnight and husband Butch, Judy Exum and Ron Brannon,; grandchildren, Bob McKnight and wife Darla, Johnny Lee Exum, Doil Tingen and husband Von, Deidre House and husband Mark, Lance Exum, Brad McKnight, Bo Exum and wife Liz, Marty Exum and wife Tammy, Geanie Freeman and husband Curtis, Ashley Exum, Casidy Figueroa and husband Jeramy, Cyrena Brannon, Lacey Brannon; 26 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Polly Morris; brothers, R.L. Douglas, J.C. Douglas, J.M. Douglas.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Kim Exum; parents, Walter and Ellie Douglas; sister, Louise Douglas, brother, Scott Douglas.
Pallbearers will be Bob McKnight, Johnny Lee Exum, Lance Exum, Brad McKnight, Bo Exum and Marty Exum. Honorary Pallbearer will be Tem Exum.
Helen was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother. Her door was always open and the coffee pot was always on. She loved cooking for the whole family. Granny’s butter roll was the best in Texas. We love our Granny.
Online condolences mey be sent to the Exum family at www.fry-gibbs.com.
A graveside service has been set for Friday, March 8, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at Providence Cemetery with Marvin Weir officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday evening from 7:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home.
She married Jerry Stone on May 13, 1937. He was a professional golfer and after his retirement they managed several Country Clubs. She was a member of Bonham Street Church of Christ.
She is survived by her grandchildren, Diane Coyle, Teresa Nava, Lisa Haskins, Burt Vickers; 5 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; 6 nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Stone; daughters, Cadellia Sexton, Jonell Vickers; parents, Claude Leroy and Willie Barbee; siblings, Ada Lee Holland and husband Jack, Shelly Barbee, Lewis William Barbee, LeRoy Barbee, John Leslie Barbee, Maydell Barbee Alred and husband Ralph, Sherma Kenner Barbee, Ruth Glendion Smith and husband Charlie, Herchell Barbee.
Online condolences may be sent to the Stone family at www.fry-gibbs.