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Tuesday, January 17, 2012 Obituaries

Jeremy Wayne Templeton, 29, of Paris, who was a dearly loved angel to his family, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Monday, January 16, 2012 at Paris Regional Medical Center.  Services are scheduled for 10:00 am, Friday, January 20, 2012 at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Reverend Gary Reed and Reverend Jack Graham officiating.  Burial will follow in Springhill Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-7 pm, Thursday.

Jeremy was born February 12, 1982 in Paris to Gary Templeton and Janie Barnes Templeton.   Jeremy was a proud graduate of Paris High School and was of the Baptist faith.  He was dearly loved by all who met him and even with his disabilities, the challenges he overcame, will serve as an inspiration for all those that were blessed enough to know him.  He enjoyed participating in the Special Olympics and he deeply loved music.  His radio was a valuable treasure of which he dearly loved.  Jeremy was preceded in death by his grandparents, Claud & Irene Barnes and an uncle, Jimmie Barnes. Survivors include his mother, Janie Barnes Templeton and Henry of Paris, his father Gary Templeton & wife Leslie of Powderly; four sisters, Jennifer Jackson & husband Danny of Paris, Heather Templeton & husband Antonio of Paris, Tricia Reed & husband Robert of Sumner and Courtney Valdes & husband Lindsey of Austin; grandparents, Wayne & Emilie Templeton of Paris; a special uncle, Larry Barnes of Arthur City; two special aunts, Tammy Templeton and Linda Beard both of Paris; his nieces & nephews, Alexis, Tony, Tyler, Emalee, Dixie, Kelsey & Soloman; his very special pet at home, Gizmo; along with numerous cousins, aunts and uncles and a host of friends.  Special thanks are extended to all his teachers and caregivers, especially Georgie, Dorothy and Louella.  Casket bearers will be Larry Barnes, Aaron Barnes, Roger Barnes, Roy Beard, Terry Beard and Jeff Starnes.

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Gary Cashion, 61, of Grand Prairie, passed away Saturday, January 14, 2012 at Heritage Nursing Home in Quitman.  Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled graveside services for 2:00 pm, Thursday, January 19, 2012, in Red Hill Cemetery with David Hicks officiating.  Mr. Cashion was born September 4, 1950 in Paris to John Timothy Cashion and Vera Stone Cashion.  Gary grew up in the Powderly area and during his adult life he expressed a love for woodworking, fishing, gardening and raising animals.  Gary was preceded in death by his parents and former wife Ginger Stone.

Survivors include a daughter, Brandy George & husband Shane of Quitman; three sisters, Wanda Tharp & husband Robert of Paris, Doris Moore of Blossom and Teresa Cashion of Azle; three brothers, John Wayne Cashion & wife Karen of Paris, Kenneth Cashion of Grand Prairie and Jimmy Cashion of Grand Prairie; two grandchildren, Brittany and Chase George both of Quitman; one great-grandchild, Braxton George of Quitman; 3 nieces, 10 nephews and a host of friends.  Casket bearers will be Chase George, Brandon Cashion, Timothy Lily, Kenneth Cashion, John Wayne Cashion and Robert Tharp.  Honorary casket bearer will be Jimmy Cashion.  The family requests memorials be given in Gary’s name to the American Cancer Society, 5501 Plaza Drive, Texarkana, TX  75503.

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David Pendergrass, 83, of Lamar Point, passed away Monday, January 16, 2012, at Paris Regional Medical Center.

Memorial services will be held at a later date in Owasso, OK. Cremation was under the direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home.

Mr. Pendergrass was born April 9, 1928, in Tishomingo County, OK. He was reared in St. Louis, OK,  and joined the U. S. Army after high school. Following his time in the Army he worked at Tinker Air Force Base until the Korean War broke out, then he re-enlisted in the U. S. Air Force. After service in the Air Force he worked for Rohr Aircraft in San Diego, CA, Martin Marietta Rocket Division at Vandenberg AFB where he was a Quality Control Inspector on titan missiles. He then moved back to OK and went to work for North American Rockwell and Braden Steel.

 He had owned and operated a furniture store in Tulsa, OK prior to moving to Lamar Point.

Survivors include his wife, Lavina Raye Pendergrass whom he married in 1991, children, Paul David Pendergrass, Sharon Kay Lynch, Steven Lee Mudd and Michael Ray Mudd, nine grandchildren along with several great grandchildren.

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