Obituaries for Friday, November 22
Aud Wilson Brown, 93, of Paris went to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday November 20, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday Nov. 23, at Maxey Baptist Church with Rev. Brad Crosswhite and Rev. Glenn Michael officiating under the direction of Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Mt. Vernon cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday 6-7 p.m.
Aud Wilson Brown was born in Lamar County on January 4, 1920 to Alfred and Mable White Brown and spent most of his life here.
Survived by sons Paul Brown and wife Lana, Randy and wife Kay; grandchildren, Tracy Turner and husband Steven, Wes Brown and wife Mendy, Bronson Brown and wife Crystal, and Austin Brown; great grandchildren, twins, Maverick and Remington Brown, Nathan Turner, Kannon Brown and Kyah Brown; four sisters, Mildred Julian, Margaret Lassiter, Kathleen Melton, and Christine Crutchfield.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Loretta Robinson Brown.
He lived in Maxey Community and graduated from Paris High School and Paris Junior College. He joined the Army Air Corps in WWII and trained at Balinger Field where he married Loretta Brown in Victoria, Texas on July 11, 1942, during his pilot training. He served as a pilot flying B-25 Bombers on 50 combat missions in Europe and North Africa. He was then stationed at Long Beach, California and flew many different new fighters and bombers from the West Coast and delivered them to East Coast bases to be used in the war effort in Europe.
Aud then returned to Lamar County with his wife Loretta Robinson Brown and bought a farm. Having a love and respect for the land, they worked very hard to make it successful. They operated a family dairy farm for many years. In 1962, Aud lost his right arm in a farming accident and through God’s help and much determination he overcame this adversity. In fact, he was honored with the “Comeback Farmer of the Year” award by Governor John Connally. Aud and Loretta exemplified people who were part of “The Greatest Generation.” Aud was also very involved in community activities and served as a member of the Central School Board in Sumner for several years.
Aud was a lifelong member of Maxey Baptist Church and served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher most of his adult life. He brought honor and glory to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, whom he loved supremely and served faithfully. He loved to study the Bible and applied its truths and often studied late into the nights. He had a heart for the lost and showed great concern for other people by helping them any way he could and visiting people in time of need. One way he showed his concern for others was by visiting prisoners in the Lamar Country Jail every Sunday for several years and also visited and taught prisoners in the Moore and Cole Units in Bonham. The “one-armed” man could identify with trials prisoners faced, because of his handicap and because his beloved wife was severely beaten in a home break-in that she had to overcome.
Aud exhibited extraordinary godly wisdom that became evident to those who knew him. He was a blessing to the pastors at Maxey Baptist Church and tried to encourage and assist them. In his latter years confined to a wheel chair, he loved to sing hymns of the faith when Mrs. Billy Bolton would come and sing to people in the nursing homes. He set a godly example for his family and others that will not be soon forgotten.
Pallbearers: Mike Julian, Jim Lassiter, Don Crutchfield, Willie Caldwell, Jeremy Crutchfield, and Harmon Graham. Honorary Pallbearers: Dewey Ausmus, Wayne Beard, and Vester Crutchfield.
Online condolences may be made at www.fry-gibbs.com
Her family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday November 22, 2013 at Starrett Funeral Home in Paris, followed by funeral services to be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Galilee Baptist Church, 721 W. 19th Street, San Angelo, Texas, with Rev. John Pope officiating. Burial will follow in the Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens in San Angelo, where she will rest among her family.
Carol was born May 26, 1970 in San Angelo, a daughter of Ray Floyd and Mary Ann McCoy Hudson. She was a graduate of North Lamar High School and attended Paris Junior College. She worked as a Dental Assistant until her disabilities prevented her from a full time career. She was a member of the Church of God in Christ.
She was preceded in death by both her paternal and maternal grandparents; and by her mother, Mary Ann Hudson, who left this life on May 2, 2009.
Carol is survived by a son, Jason Andrew Hudson, of Paris; her father, Ray Hudson, of Paris; a sister, Amy Marie Hudson, of Dallas; an uncle, Roy Hudson, of Ft. Worth; and by numerous extended family members and friends.
Friends may register in Carol’s Book of Memories at www.starrettfunerals.com .
Corinne Campbell, 97, of Paris passed from the life on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at Paris Oaks House. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 24, at Fry Gibbs Chapel with Jimmy Heavener and Rev. Randall Scott officiating. Burial will follow at the Chicota/Presbyterian cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 – 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 23, at Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home.
Corinne was born on June 10, 1916 in Chicota, Texas the daughter of Trenver and Edna Collins Shipman. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.
She married Bernice Mart Campbell on July 5, 1933. He preceded her in death on January 31, 2000 after 65 years of marriage.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, grandson Richard Parsons and great granddaughter, Kandace Campbell; 1 sister and 3 brothers.
She is survived by her daughter Cornice Clark and husband Al of Paris, sons Buddy Campbell and wife Phyllis of Farwell, MI and James Larry Campbell and wife Linda of Joshua; grandchildren Randy Parsons, Kevin Parsons, Brian Campbell, Stevie Campbell, Valerie Campbell, Steve Clark, Julie Rogers; 10 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.
The family expresses our heart-felt gratitude for the wonderful, loving care our Mother received from the staff and personnel at Paris Oaks House and Premier Hospice. God bless you all.
10: A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.
26-28: She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of Idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed.
30-31: Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
Online condolences may be made at www.fry-gibbs.com.
Alvin Ray Wofford, 67, of Gilmer, formerly of Chicota, passed away November 10, 2013. A memorial service will be held at the Pavilion at the Forest Chapel cemetery 2:00 p.m. Sunday Nov. 24, 2013 with Buck Wade officiating under the direction of Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home.
Alvin was born Aug. 2, 1946 in Lynnwood, California a son of Robert Green and Cora (Shown) Wofford. He married Jo Rena Davis at the Chicota Baptist Church on July 22, 1972. He served in the Army Reserves for seven years. He was employed for 41 plus years by Agpro in Paris as machinist and also worked in parts and sales. He was a member of Chicota Baptist church.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Robert Lee Wofford.
He is survived by his wife, Jo Rena Wofford; daughter, Denetta Lee Wofford Thomas; grandchildren, Tracey Chad Thomas, Trever Ray Thomas, brother Jerry Wayne Wofford and wife Harylon of Hugo; sister Barbara Kay Davis and husband Johnny of Kansas; sister-in-law Carolyn Wofford of Glenn Heights and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by Aaron Jones who was like a son to him.
If desired, memorials may be made to the Diabetic Association, Cancer Society, Paris Library, Ronald McDonald House, St. Jude Foundation or the charity of ones choice.
Online condolences may be made at www.fry-gibbs.com.
Services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22nd, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Ellis officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Wesley, the son of Leon Thomas “Tommy” Parker, Jr. and Barbara Mixon Parker, was born Oct. 4, 1961, in Charleston, S. C. He graduated from North Lamar High School in 1980. For more than thirty years he was an electrician and owned and operated Parker Electric. Wesley had been active in the Rotary Club of Paris and the Jaycees. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bicycling, and was a certified scuba diver. He was a faithful member of the Leesville Baptist Church.
Preceding him in death are aunts and uncles, James Parker, Diane & Sonny Shiver, John Bagby, William Mixon and Patricia Lawler.
Survivors include his parents, Tommy & Barbara Parker of Sumner, two sisters, Bunny Parker-Talton of Arlington and Johnnie Parker Freeman of Reno, a brother, Kris Parker & wife Stephanie of Frisco, nieces and nephews, Cassandra Parker Denyer of Spring, Whitney Hurd of Spring, Tiffany Young of Plano, Parker Freeman of Reno, Mallory Parker of Sherman, Emmy Parker of Sherman, Madison Parker of Frisco and Reese Parker of Frisco, three grandnephews & a grandniece, Jacob Denyer of Spring, Beckham Young of Plano, Laney Young of Paris and Barien Young of Paris, aunts, Betty Wood and her children, Eric and Tara Wood of Reno, Elise Parker & family of Paris, Sandra Lancaster & family of Cash, and Sue Mixon & family of Sacramento, CA, his beloved dog, Boudreaux, along with numerous cousins and a plethora of friends.
Casket bearers will be: David House, Carey Fleming, Eric Wood, Brandon Young, Vince Porter, Jr. Fowler, David McFadden, Ricky Floyd & Richard Ervin.
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