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Obituaries for Monday, June 2nd

anderson002Dorothy Rene Landers Anderson, 88, of Paris passed away Friday, May 30, 2014 at Legend’s Healthcare. Graveside services will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday in the Highland Cemetery with family officiating. Family will receive friends from 6:00 P.M. till 8:00 P.M. Tuesday at the Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home where online condolences may be sent by visiting

She was born on April 16, 1926 in Lamar County a daughter of Ernest Cecil and Minnie Lee Newsome Landers. She was a Baptist and a graduate of St. Joseph’s L.V.N. School of Nursing.  Mrs. Anderson was a long-time employee of St. Joseph’s Hospital working for over 20 years in the Emergency Room. She received the nickname “Andy” given to her by the doctors and fellow employees. After retirement she worked for two nursing homes.  She married WV Anderson on March 6, 1942 in Hugo, Ok. He preceded her in death. Mrs. Anderson was also preceded in death by a son Cecil Vernon Anderson on December 24, 2002, daughter Thelma Annette Anderson Briscoe Newberry on March 8, 2002, parents and several brothers.

She is survived by her grandchildren Robbin Hamilton, Tina Anderson Bridgers, Treda Anderson Coldiron, Rodney Briscoe, Connie Meredith, Cecil Anderson Jr., and Jason Anderson; many great-grandchildren, several great-great grandchildren; brothers and sisters Lee Landers, Dana Stafford, Edgar Cotton and Dorothy Jo Krause.

The family wishes to express appreciation to Legend’s Healthcare for the care Mrs. Anderson received.

Black (2)Tina Faye Black, 52, of Paris, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014, at her home.

The family has scheduled memorial services & a celebration of Tina’s life from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, June 5th, at Family Worship Center, 1215 NW 19th Street. Cremation was under the care and direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home.

Tina, the daughter of Claud Alvin and Coy Branum Bramlett, was born November 3, 1961, in Paris. Her parents preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband, Robert G. Black, children, Robert Wright, Kristin Wright and Brandon Ridens, step-children, Angie Black, Chris Black and Bradley Black, sisters, Patsy Golden & husband Jerry, Donna Plunk & husband Richard, Vicky Burris, Peggy Brannan & husband Everett and Kathy Combus, a brother, Danny Bramlett & wife Lori, 11 grandchildren along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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Paul Kent Lewis, 74 of Reno, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014.

Funeral services have been set for Monday, June 2, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at East Paris Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Fortenberry and Dr. Donnie Edwards officiating. Interment will follow at Detroit Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday afternoon from 3:00 to 5:00 P.M. at Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home.

Paul was born in Fulbright, Texas on December 11, 1939. He was the youngest of six children. The family lived near Detroit and eventually Paul raised his own family there.

He owned Paul’s Barbershop across from PJC for many years. He moved his shop to Detroit in the 90’s. He was also in the car business.

Paul was quiet the personality and making people smile came easily for him. He had a huge heart and truly loved making people laugh. He prided himself on being an honest man and he always made time to go visiting, especially at the nursing home.

Before and after retirement, Paul loved building things in his workshop. He was quiet the innovative problem-solver and always had a project to work on and show off.

He is survived by his wife, Pat Lewis; children, Stephen Paul Lewis, Tina Lewis, Margaret Alvis; grandchildren, Alexandra and Elizabeth; step-son, Todd Duren and wife Angie; step-grandchildren, Matt Duren, Jessica Duren, Jacob Duren, Alex Ford, Victoria Ford; step-great-grandchildren, Larry Paul Ward, Dakota Ward, Tristan Wayne Whitaker; siblings, Dorothy Richie, Virginia Coleman, James Boyd Lewis, Geraldine Graves; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents. Paul D. and Alpha Patterson Lewis; sons, Gary Lewis and Todd Lewis; sister, Marie Shelton.

Pallbearers will be Ocie Lawler, Cody Lawler, Roddy Watson, Don Boulware, Wesley Joplin and Glenn Coleman. Honorary Pallbearers will be Tracy Lamm, Scottie Coleman and Tony Graves.

Paul Kent Lewis was loved by many and it is with a heavy heart that we say Goodbye….

Online condolences may be sent to the Lewis family at

Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home