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Virginia L. Saylors, lifetime Paris resident, passed from this life in her ninetieth year on Saturday October 5, 2013 at Red River Regional Medical Center in Bonham. Starrett Funeral Home will conduct graveside rites at 11:00 a.m. Monday October 14, 2013 in Providence Cemetery, with Rev. Brad Crosswhite officiating. Greeting and fellowship will follow the service at First Baptist Church.
Virginia was born April 24, 1923 in Paris, a daughter of Max and Nettie Fenter Hudson. She was a graduate of Paris High School and a lifetime member of First Baptist Church, where she was a nursery worker and a teacher in G.A.’s for a number of years. She enjoyed being a member of the Glutton Supper Club, as well as the Top Ten. An avid golfer, she was a member of the Paris Golf & Country Club’s Ladies Golf Association. In addition to golfing, she was a self-taught painter, and enjoyed her involvement with the Paris Art Study Club. She was active in the St. Joseph’s Hospital Auxiliary for over a quarter century. During her husband’s working years, she was a member of the Paris Letter Carriers Association Auxiliary. Virginia was an independent, self-taught and motivated woman, traits common to her times. Although her hobbies and cultural interests were great, her primary focus was about seeing to “the girls” and their young lives. As grandchildren appeared, the attachment grew even stronger, and each of them became the light of her life. She spent countless hours as a seamstress, gardener, and watching the birds in her yard. On each account she surrounded herself with books on the subject, and her knowledge was expanded, along with her life.
On February 3, 1942, she married William A. “Will” Saylors in Paris. They were consummate friends and companions for fifty-eight years, until his death on October 11, 2000. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Max Benford Hudson and Howard Hudson; and two sisters, Marie Broomfield and Dorothy Heavey.
Those left behind to honor and revere her memory are her three daughters, Carol S. Morgan and husband John, of Paris, Nancy Virginia Mashburn and husband Howard, of Conroe, and Dorothy Susan Martin and husband Mike, of Kingland; three grandchildren, Angie Blake and husband Greg, of Charlotte, NC, Lee Andrew Mashburn and wife Jen, of Houston, and Jennifer S. Morgan, of Austin; five great-grandchidren, Justin Andrew Blake, Nathalie Virginia Blake, Austin Blake, Samantha Mashburn, and Jake Andrew Mashburn; and one brother, Ray Hudson.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Fischer Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, 199 Water Street, 23rd Floor, New York, NY 10038, http://www.alzinfo.org/.
Friends may register in Virginia’s Book of Memories at www.starrettfunerals.com
Jimmy Boss, 74, of Paris, died at 2:40 AM, Thursday, October 10, 2013 at Dubuis Hospital in Paris. Funeral services are set for 11:00 AM, Saturday, October 12, 2013 in the chapel of Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home with Maj. John Tolan officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:00 PM Friday evening at the funeral home. Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.
Jimmy Edd Boss was born October 30, 1938 in the High Community of Lamar County to James Leon and Utha Nell Turley Boss. He married Linda Fay Vickers on February 28, 1964 in Lamar County. Jimmy owned and operated Boss Plumbing for many years prior to his retirement. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
Mr. Boss is survived by his wife, Linda Vickers Boss; four children, Denisa Boss, Lisa Ward and husband, Chad, Edward Boss, and Eugene Boss and wife, Brenda; eight grandchildren, Stephany Boss Modl, Lindsey Ward Grubbs, Chance Ward, Anthony Boss, Tristan Boss, Lucinda Boss Love, Gene Boss, Jr., and Jessie Wade Boss; a great-grandson, Tanner Grubbs; a sister, Judy Hodges; and his step-mother, Marie Boss.
Pallbearers will be Chance Ward, Ricky Grubbs, Scott Modl, Norman Lott, Bynard Malone, and Jerry McFadden.
Online condolences may be made to the Boss family by visiting www.fry-gibbs.com.