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Stephen Michael Nash, 43, passed away Thursday, October 24, 2013 at his home in Dallas, Texas. The family will receive friends from 5:00-6:30 PM Tuesday evening at Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home, Paris, Texas. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM Thursday, October 31, 2013 at Christ the King Catholic Church, 8017 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75225 with Father Sean Martin serving as celebrant. Co-celebrants will be Fr. Anthony Alphonse and Fr. Michael Barone. A private family interment will be held at a later date.
Steve was born May 17, 1970 in Paris to Gary and Becky Blackhurst Nash. He attended Paris High School then went on to receive his BBA from Texas Christian University where he was a proud member of the TCU Horned Frog football team. GO FROGS! After graduating, Steve began his career in medical sales and eventually moved into software and technology sales where he spent the remainder of his career. An electrifying smile was known to all that knew Steve. His unconditional love for family and friends was felt by everyone and his passion for all things TCU. Steve was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church, TCU Letterman’s Association, and Kappa Sigma Fraternity.
He was preceded in death by grandfathers, Paul Nash and Fred L. Blackhurst, and an uncle, Glen Nash. Steve is survived by his daughter, Lauren Elizabeth Nash of Austin; his parents Becky and Gary Nash of Paris; one sister, Stacey Nash England and husband, Guy and their children, Harrison and Reid England of Austin; his paternal grandmother, Mildred Nash; his maternal grandmother, Adelaide Blackhurst of Franklin, Pennsylvania; and numerous aunts, uncles, extended family, and special friend Tanya McCullough.
Pallbearers will be Eric Brubeck, Chad Brubeck, Ryan Brubeck, Michael Blackhurst, Scott McKinnon, Mike Sullivan, Tom Rodgers and Clifford Bronson.
If desired, memorials may be made to the Paris Education Foundation. www.pariseducationfoundation.com.
Online condolences may be made to the Nash family by visiting www.fry-gibbs.com.
HELEN ANN RASOR COPLIN, 76, of Paris, went home to be with the angels she loved so much at 2:55 PM, Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Heritage House of Paris. A graveside service is set for 10:30 AM, Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at Meadowbrook Gardens Cemetery with Mike Stone officiating. The family will receive friends from 9:00-10:00 AM Tuesday prior to the service at the funeral home. Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.
She was the backbone of her family. She loved greatly and fought fiercely both with and for them. Family was the most important thing to her. She loved cooking and feeding you. By the love from her heart and the fierce determination that everyone would be okay, she gave and sacrificed much for her family. She was always was a determined and strong woman, setting an example for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was born Helen Ann Rasor on August 2, 1937 in Glory, Texas to Troy Walter and Willie Mae Sterling Rasor. She married the love of her life James Luke Coplin on July 28, 1956 in Hugo, Oklahoma.
She love her job as owner and operator of Helen Ann’s Beauty Salon for twenty-five years and cherished the friendships she developed with all her “ladies” and co-workers, Sandy Fry and Norma Jean Cope.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Jesse Rasor and Troy Don Rasor; and her beautiful daughter-in-law, Brenda Kay Wilson Coplin. She is survived by her husband, James Coplin; one son, James Richard Coplin; two daughters, Deborah Josette Melvin and husband, Darell Glen Melvin and Lisa Ann Mayes and husband, Randy Glen Mayes; one daughter of the heart, Cathy Lou Skidmore and husband, Bryan; granddaughters, Johnetta and Egbert Miranda, Camey and Mickey Boyer, Kristi and Rickey Martin, Katie and Michael Warner, Leia Kay Ruthart, Cassie and Eric Juhlin, and Shannon Scudder; grandson, James Nicklaus Blount; great-grandchildren, Jacob, Avery, and Maddie Cunningham, Keifer and Carson Boyer, Alex and Erika Salas, Si and Keiron Pearson, Bishop Hiller, Kyce Woods, Matalynn Porterfield, Hayden Townsend, twins, Rowan and Irelan Mayes, Ali Scudder, and Tori, Tyler, and Trenton Juhlin; sister-in-law, Karol Rasor; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Honorary pallbearers are Eric Juhlin, Mickey Boyer, Michael Warner, Rickey Martin, Egbert Miranda, and Joe Smyers.
If desired, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Online condolences may be made to the Coplin family by visiting www.fry-gibbs.com.
MARY GOLDIE SHANNON, 91, of Paris, passed away and went to our Lord at 4:30 AM, Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Stillhouse Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. A graveside service is set for 2:00 PM, Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Red Hill Cemetery in Powderly with Randy Dority officiating. The gathering of family and friends has been scheduled from 6:00-7:00 PM, Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.
Mary was born in Blossom, Texas on September 15, 1922. She married Homer Shannon in 1937 in Paris. They were married 50 years and together they had ten children. They had numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Shannon; a daughter, Virginia Shannon Taylor; and a great-granddaughter, Heather Johnson. Her surviving children are Leon Shannon of Wichita Falls, Texas, Jimmie Dillon of Tuscon, Arizona, George Shannon of Paris, David Shannon of Georgia, Alice Shannon and husband, Tracy Sligar of Colleyville, Texas, Terry Shannon of Paris, Cordellia Shannon of Paris, Laura Brooks of Powderly, and Stacy Fults and husband, Stan of Paris.
She loved spending time with her family and loved playing Bingo. She will be missed dearly by all. She was a homemaker, loving mother, and a friend to all. She will rest next to her loving husband, daughter, and great-grandchild.
Honorary pallbearers will be Stanley Fults, Rocky Dority, Joe Bryan, Mark Taylor, Corbin Taylor, and Tracy Sligar.
Online condolences may be made to the Shannon family by visiting www.fry-gibbs.com.
Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled graveside services for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29th, at Evergreen Cemetery with Rev. Glynn Vickers officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 – 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home and will be at Judy’s home at other times.
Judy, the daughter of Roy J. & Pearl Gaines Stewart, was born March 2, 1922, in Paris. She attended West Paris School, graduated from Paris High School, Paris Junior College & Texas Wesleyan College. She was a lifetime member of Friends of Paris Junior College, a member of BETA Sigma Phi, National Association of Retired Federal Employees, and Friends of the Maxey House. She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church where she was active in the Sunshine Club and a member of the Discovery & Friendship Sunday School Class.
In 1977, she retired from the Federal Government Defense Contract Administration.
She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings; Catherine Harvey, Alford Stewart, Dan Stewart, Sarah Coker and Irene Stout, and a niece, Barbara Harvey.
Survivors include a sister, Ruby Trotter of Paris, a brother, Roy Stewart, Jr. of Paris, along with numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
To leave a message or tribute for the family please visit www.brighthollandfuneralhome.com.