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Betty Louise Willhite, 77, loving mother, devoted grandma and Aunt Betty passed away Sunday September 1, 2013 in Reno, Texas surrounded by her family. Graveside services will be held at Evergreen Cemetery under the direction of Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home on Thursday September 5, at 10:00 AM, with Rev. Rocky Burrow officiating.
She was born June 24, 1936 in Oklahoma City the daughter of Edna and Labon Sanders. She married Charles reaves Willhite, Sr. on August 7, 1954. One job she enjoyed besides taking care of her family and home was working at Travis Middle School where she cherished many friendships.
She was preceded in death by her husband, grandson Christopher William Hackler, and nephew, John Willhite.
Survivors include her son Charles Willhite, Jr., wife Georgia of Orange, Texas; Susan Willhite Daniel of Powderly, Texas; Lisa Cecil, husband Anthony of Mt. Pleasant, Texas; Tammy Morrison, husband Gale of Spring, Texas and Tonya Creamer, husband Joel of Grafenwoehr, Germany; 16 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren: and a brother Jesse Sanders, wife Ann of Blossom, Texas and numerous nieces and nephews.
Her children wish to express with much love, and in recognition of her loving relationship with brother in laws, Johnny Willhite, wife Mary and Roy Willhite, wife Kay, their sincere gratitude and appreciation for the impact they had upon her life and theirs as well.
To every thing there is a season, and time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace. – Ecclesiastes
Robert Ray Gibson, 73, of Paris, passed from this life Friday August 30, 2013 at Paris Regional Medical Center. Starrett Funeral Home will conductd funeral services at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday September 3, 2013 at The Cowboy Church in the Red River Valley Bible Camp, with Rev. Duane Hamil officiating. Interment will follow in Meadowbrook Gardens.
The family will receive friends at the church for one hour prior to the service.
Robert was born February 28, 1940 in the Minter community of Lamar County, a son of Gordon Ray and Eunice Lorene Vickers Gibson. He was a graduate of East Lamar Schools, then entered the U.S. Army, through which he honorably served his country. He later retired after a long career as a truck driver. He was a member of the Cowboy Church.
He married Pam Bryant Gossett on December 20, 1986 in Paris. She preceded him in death on October 29, 2003. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his father.
Robert is survived by eight children, Donna, Cindy, Sherry, Machael, Brenda, Pam, Duane, and Scottie; sixteen grandchildren, including a special granddaughter and caregiver Kristin; nine great-grandchildren; his mother, Lorene Gibson; a sister, Daphnia Downs and husband Sam; and a brother, Tommy Gibson and wife Sue.
Friends may register in Robert’s Book of Memories at www.starrettfunerals.com .
Beverly Sue McCalman, age 72, peacefully went home to be with her precious Lord and Savior on Thursday, August 29, 2013. Her battle with cancer began in January 2013, and she fought courageously until the Lord granted her the final victory. Born, Beverly Sue Skidmore, she was beloved by lifelong friends and family. Known as Sizzlin’ Sue for her speed on the basketball court, Sue is also remembered for her generous spirit as a mother, spouse, daughter, sister and friend, and her fierce determination to accomplish anything she set out to do.
Sue earned her bachelor of Psychology degree from East Texas State University, led the SSMS department at the Texas Department of Human Services for twenty years, and became a successful real estate agent in Denton, TX following her tenure with the state. After retiring from real estate, Sue and her husband, Dave moved back to Clardy, TX where she was born and lived for most of her life.
Born on February 17, 1941 in Clardy, TX to Eugenia and Lemuel Sam Skidmore, Sue was the youngest of three daughters. She loved her family and nature, played the piano beautifully and sang like an angel. Her loving nature was a blessing to so many. She was always there for friends and family no matter the personal sacrifice, and helped anyone who needed a hand.
Sue is survived by her loving husband, Dave McCalman of Clardy, TX, with whom she has enjoyed the last thirty-six years of her life. Sue is also survived by her sisters, Sara Eatherly and Barbara Fletcher of Paris, TX, and her children, Tim Davis of Arlington, TX, Todd Davis of Saginaw, TX, Kimberly Mitola of Meriden, CT, Mike McCalman of Frisco, TX, Duke McCalman of Keller, TX and Peggy McCalman of Houston, TX. She is also survived by ten precious grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are welcome to attend family visitation at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3rd at New Hope Baptist Church, located at 3925 SE Loop 286, Paris, TX. The memorial service will follow at 3:00 p.m. and is open to the public.
Thank you to all friends and family for your help and support.
Bright-Holland Funeral Home is in charge of cremation services. Please visit www.brighthollandfuneralhome.com to leave a message or tribute for the family.