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Lloyd Lee Diggs passed from this earth Monday March 11, 2013 at Paris Regional Medical Center. Funeral services are set for 11:00 AM, Thursday, March 14, 2013 in the chapel of Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home with Rev. Brad Michaels officiating. Burial will follow in EvergreenCemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM Wednesday evening at the funeral home. The family will also gather at the home of Reithie and Tommy Frazier. Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.
Lloyd will be remembered as a wonderful son, brother, uncle and friend to many. Lloyd was a dedicated man to his work and his love for antiques and genealogy.
Lloyd was born May 14, 1926 in Lamar County to James Homer Diggs and Lila Mae Diggs. He graduated from DirectHigh School and started his 30 year career at S.H. Kress as receiving manager until its closure. He then was employed at Sears where he retired. His love of antiques took him to Canton and surrounding areas finding treasures to fill his dreams.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother; two sisters, Gladys Diggs, Louzelle Winton; and a brother-in-law, Charley Winton.
He is survived by his nieces Sharon Mullens and husband, Eddie, Reithie Frazier and husband, Tommy; great-nephews and nieces, Chad and Leesa, Reuben and Amanda, Meredith and John, Bret and Saundra, and Matt and Angie; numerous great-great-nephews and nieces; cousins, Carol Diggs and Jina Strohl; and his favorite dog, Lucy Lou.
Pallbearers will be Chad Frazier, Brett Ashton, Reuben Frazier, Matt Ashton, Chase Frazier, Dillon Ashton, Rhett Powell, and Tommy Malone. Honorary pallbearers named are Thomas Jackson, Shane Boatwright, and Dr. Ralph Brown.
Online condolences may be made to the Diggs family by visiting www.fry-gibbs.com.
Tillman J. Archer, 79, of the Faught community, passed from this life Sunday March 10, 2013 at his residence after a valiant battle with cancer for several years. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Thursday March 14, 2013 in the chapel of Starrett Funeral Home, with Rev. Bill Dickey officiating. Interment will follow in Meadowbrook Gardens, with full military honors by the U.S. Air Force.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
T.J. was born December 28, 1933 in Cunningham, a son of John Wayne and Leola Sutherlen Archer. He was a graduate of Cunningham schools, then attended East Texas State University, where he obtained his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and a M.S. in Education. Tillman served his country faithfully in the U.S. Air Force for thireen years. He retired as an engineer for E-Systems in Greenville, TX, following some twenty-five years of service. Tillman was a member of D.A.V., the Breakfast Optimist Club, the V.F.W., and a member of Maxey Baptist Church.
He married Wanda Jones on February 22, 1955 in Cunningham.
Tillman was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Linda Archer, and a sister-in-law, Patsy Archer.
Survivors include his wife Wanda, of the home; two sons, Richard Archer and wife Robbie, of Faught and Daniel Archer and wife Christy, of Timpson, TX; eight grandchildren, Ena Black and Mitzi Livesay, whom he raised, Steve Holt, Michael Holt, Mackenzie Archer, Jace Archer, Cade Archer, Kendall Archer,; four great-grandchildren, Brenton Black and fiancée Bessi Jones and their child Levi Jones, Mitchell Black and fiancée Scottlyn Todd, Sean Price, and Ashlyn Price; four brothers, Gary Archer and wife Betty, Ronnie Archer and wife Paula, Billy Wayne Archer and wife Mary Ann, and Tommy Archer; one great-great-grandchild; and a sister, Melba Browning.
Named as Honorary Pallbearers are Michael Holt, Jace Archer, Cade Archer, Jonathan Archer, Brenton Black, Mitchell Black, Steve Holt and Gary Lollar.
The family wishes to express their sincere love and appreciation to the staff of Jordan Home Health Services and Cypress Basin Hospice for their tender care of both Tillman and our family.
Friends may register in Tillman’s Book of Memories at www.starrettfunerals.com.