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Obituaries for July 14, 2014

PDuranteggy Ruth Durant, 81, of Paris, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Paris Regional Medical Center.

Services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 14th at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Randall Scott officiating.  Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 – 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Durant, the daughter of John Russell & Mattie Ruth DeLisle, was born Sept. 25, 1932, in Pittsburg, Texas.

She married Roger P. Durant, and he preceded her in death on July 26, 2009. Peggy was also preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Billy DeLisle.

Survivors include three children; Russell Durant of San Francisco, Cindy Durant Sikes of Paris and Suzanne Durant Ellington & husband Kent of Ft. Worth, six grandchildren; Michal Carlow, Randi Ruthart, Stephen Sikes & wife Kayla, Kimberly Sikes, Luann Gresham and Robert Johnson along with five great grandchildren.

If desired, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice in memory of Peggy.

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CoxHarold “Mark” Cox, 89, former long-time teacher at North Lamar ISD, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Bonham.

Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled memorial services for 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 15th at First Christian Church with the Rev. Lory Hunt officiating and military rites rendered by the U.S. Air Force. The family will receive friends following the service in White Fellowship Hall.

Mark was born May 24, 1925, in Amarillo, and graduated from Tulia High School in 1943. He joined the U. S. Army Air Corps in 1943, where he became a B-17 copilot serving stateside in World War II and then overseas in the Korean War. He graduated from West Texas State University in 1949 with a B.S. Degree and began his long Texas teaching career in Kress. It was at this time he went overseas during the Korean War. Upon returning as an Air Force Captain, he continued his teaching career, primarily as a math, science, and history teacher in both primary and secondary grade levels. Mark also taught in Roosevelt, Perryton, Plano and Sanger school districts and retired after teaching in North Lamar ISD from 1973 to 1993. Many of his former students (including his daughters) remember that the way to get “Mr. Cox” off subject in class was to ask him a question about airplanes, spaceflight, astronomy, or World War II – because he truly had a wealth of information he could tell them.

Mark is survived by his wife of 55 years, Gloria Harmer Cox of Paris; daughters, Lauri McIntosh & husband Todd of Allen and Julie Galiga and husband Todd of Pflugerville; grandchildren, Brian and Daniel McIntosh & Grace and Bonnie Galiga; sisters, Betty Brown of Burkburnett, Nina Englishbee of Fritch and Kathleen Vaughan of Garland; and  19 nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Mabel Cox of Tulia, two brothers, Earl Ray Cox and Ralph Cox and two sisters, Romaine Flanagin and Marvelle Neuman.

If desired, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001. Phone; 1-866-232-8484

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barcheers pnRosa Lee Barcheers, 92 of Boswell, Oklahoma died July 13, 2014 in a local nursing facility.

Mrs. Barcheers was born September 16, 1921 in Ardmore Oklahoma and was raised in Cornish Orphanage, Ringling, Oklahoma. She was a loving mother and grandmother,a homemaker, and a member of the Powderly Church of God.

She was preceded in death by her husband B.R. (Bob) Barcheers and her 3 siblings Buster Satterfield, James Satterfield, and Bonnie Carter. Survivors include her 5 children, Nadine Maxwell, Hugo Oklahoma, Buddy Barcheers, Bennington, OKlahoma, Virginia Lange, Gilmer Texas, Roy Barcheers, Lane Oklahoma, Kaye Matthews, Ashdown Arkansas, 20 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren,  17 great-great grandchildren, and a number of other relatives and friends.

Services will be Wednesday July 16, 2014 at 10 AM at First Assembly of God Hugo Oklahoma with Brother Mark Sanders officiating. Burial will be in Boswell, Oklahoma Cemetery under direction of Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home, Paris Texas.

Family will receive visitors Tuesday July 15 from 7-8 PM at Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home Paris Texas where online condolences may be sent by visiting  Memorials may be made to the Texarkana Baptist Orphanage 5401 E. 9th St Texarkana Arkansas 71854 or the American Cancer Society

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