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Obituaries for Sunday, June 8th

McCaskill0001James L. McCaskill, 73, of Paris, passed away Thursday, June 5, 2014, at his home.

Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 9th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Ken Cannon officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

James, the son of Frank James & Leola Lisenby McCaskill, was born Jan. 30, 1941, in Ferriday, LA.

He retired from B & W as a mill machine operator. James was a member of First Baptist Church of Paris where he had been active in the bus ministry and served on the camera crew. He participated in many Masonic graveside rites during the years he was active with the Paris Masonic Lodge. He & Dottie volunteered at local nursing home for a number of years. James was an avid gardener and was a bird enthusiast, especially Purple Martins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Dorothy Cole and Nelda Hanger and a half-brother, F. J. McCaskill.

Survivors include his wife, Dottie Walker McCaskill, whom he married on June 15, 1974, children, James McCaskill & wife Candy of Orange, Wendy Rusak Bozarth & husband Eddie of Paris and Bob Rusak & wife Ronikaye of Paris, grandchildren, Kristen McCaskill, Katlyn McCaskill, Ryan Bozarth, Matt Bozarth & wife Ashley,  David Bozarth, Reily Rusak and Jack Rusak, a great grandchild, Ansley Bozarth, one sister, Melva Oliver of Orange along with numerous nieces & nephews and a host of friends.

Casket bearers will be: Matt Bozarth, Ryan Bozarth, David Bozarth and Eddie Bozarth.

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Bailey0001Reta Glen Bailey, 70, of Reno, passed away Thursday, June 5, 2014, at her home.

Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled services for 2:00 pm Sunday, June 8th at First Christian Church with Rev. Jim Hollingsworth & Rev. John Burton officiating. The family will receive friends in White Fellowship Hall following the service.  Following the visitation Mrs. Bailey will lie in repose at Bright-Holland Funeral Home until 6:00 p.m. Sunday. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 9th at the Abby Mausoleum Chapel of Restland Memorial Park in Dallas with Rev. Jim Hollingsworth officiating. Entombment will follow in the Abby Mausoleum.

Reta, the daughter of Aubrey Paul “Al” Zimmerman and Billie Little Jacobus, was born Nov. 2, 1943, in McKinney. Prior to moving to Paris, she was a successful beautician and owned & operated Hair Fantasies in Torrance, CA for twenty years. For the past twenty-five years, she owned and operated Al’s Rent To Own. Reta was a faithful member of First Christian Church serving as a board member, deacon, elder and active in Outreach. Her generosity was great and expressed without need of personal recognition.

Survivors include two daughters, Cindy Metheny & husband Russell Endsley of Canyon Lake, CA and Genger Borton & husband Michael Borton of Charlottesville, VA, three grandchildren, Morgan Metheny of Canyon Lake, CA, McKenna and Gillian Borton of Charlottesville, VA, two brothers, Ron Zimmerman & wife Maryla of Irving and Rick Tabone & wife Corri of Houston, one sister, Paulette Littrell of El Dorado, AR, ten nieces & nephews along with extended family and a plethora of friends.

If desired, memorials may be made to First Christian Church, 780 NE 20th St., Paris, TX 75460.

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