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Robert Earl Rhoades, 84, of Roxton passed away Sunday, February 16, 2014 in Paris Regional Medical Center. Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, February 20, 2014 in the Restland Cemetery in Roxton with Rev. James Barnes officiating. There will not be a formal visitation hour but friends and family may come to the funeral home Wednesday afternoon and evening to sign the register.
Mr. Rhoades was born on December 4, 1929 in Roxton a son of George E. and Nina Valentine Graham Rhoades. Robert worked as manager for an industrial plant travelling all over Texas. When he retired he and his wife moved back to their home town of Roxton where he was awarded the Home Town Hero Award in 2012. He was employed for many years after retirement with the First State Bank of Roxton. He loved square dancing, was a volunteer at the Roxton Museum and was treasurer of Chaparral Rails to Trails. Robert was also a member of the Kiwanis and received the “Community Builder Award” from the Roxton Masonic Lodge in 2012.
On August 3, 1951 he married Marian Ann Todd in Wichita Falls, Texas. She preceded him in death on September 11, 2007. Robert was also preceded in death by his parents and brothers Doc Rhoades and Harold Rhoades.
He is survived by his daughter Rhonda Kay Rhoades Cox and husband Brian Andrew Cox; grandchildren Michael Rhoades Cox and Andrea Lyn Cox.
Junior H. Golightly, 76, of Clarksville, passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at Paris Regional Medical Center. Memorial services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22nd at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Bob Posey officiating. The family will receive friends following the memorial service.
Mr. Golightly, the son of Archel T. & Oakley Norrid Golightly, was born March 2, 1937, in Hugo, OK. He was a home builder and an avid fisherman & hunter.
Junior was preceded in death by his parents, three sons, Thomas Golightly, Chad Golightly and Coy Golightly, a wife, Pearlene Golightly and later his wife, Carolyn Golightly, along with three sisters, Mae, Shirley, Shiela and Earlene.
Survivors include three children, Tina James & husband Jesse of Dallas, Pamela Harris of Sulphur Springs and Carlette Golightly of Florida, a daughter-in-law, Donna Jo Golightly of Oklahoma City, a brother, Larry Golightly & wife Nita of Clarksville, a sister, Pat Reaves of Paris, eight grandchildren, Colton Golightly, Brandon Weisenhunt, Keeley Wilkerson, Robbie Saunders, Nickie Stanifer, Clinton Stanifer, Heston Golightly, Hayden Golightly and Holly Golightly, seven great grandchildren along with numerous nieces and nephews.
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