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Obituaries for Thursday, August 14, 2014

barringer002Edna Faye Barringer, 87, of Paris passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2014 in Paris Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Barringer was born on February 10, 1927 in Green Co., Arkansas a daughter of Creed and Effie Mae Sanders Gambill. She married Rosco Barringer Jr. on April 15, 1944 in Green Co., Arkansas. He preceded her in death on June 22, 1994 and she was also preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.

Mrs. Barringer was retired from Montgomery Wards in Dallas. She was a member of the Reno Church of Christ, Prime Time and The Ladies Red Hat Society. The things that meant most to her were family and her church. She had a love of life, her yard and flowers.

Mrs. Barringer is survived by her children Ray and Bonnie Barringer of Jacksonville, Texas, Ronnie Barringer of Sunset, Texas, Stuart and Wanda Barringer of Tuttle, OK., Roger and Debra Barringer of Mesquite, Tx., and Eula Faye Warden of Branson, Mo.; 18 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and 8 great-great grandchildren; special friend for 15 years Gary Norman of Paris, numerous nieces and nephews, church family and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. Friday, August 15, 2014 in the chapel of Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home with Marvin Weir and Gary Norman officiating. Burial will follow at 2:00 P.M. in Chapelwood Cemetery in Texarkana, Tx. With Toni Smith officiating. Family will receive friends from 6:00 P.M. till 8:00 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home.  Pallbearers will be Joel Peace, Jackie Wheeler, Larry Bramhall, Curry Jones, Jim Chapman, and Jim Williams. Honorary pallbearers will be Harvey Nicholson, Russell Jones and Bill Taylor.

If desired in lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the Reno Church of Christ 135 Airport Rd. Reno, Tx. 75462. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

BrownDarrel W. Brown.  Heaven gained another angel with the passing of Darrel Brown on Aug. 12, 2014. He was a wonderful son, husband, father and grandfather. He was loved by everyone he met. He was happy to help anyone at any time.

Services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev.  Doug Holt officiating. The family will receive friends from  6 – 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Graveside services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday at Elm Wood Cemetery in Wagoner, OK.

He was born in Wagoner, OK on Aug. 8, 1946. He graduated from the Northeast Oklahoma State University. Darrel married Martha Brown, M. D. on Aug. 12, 1977, building thirty-seven years of family and memories.  They have one son, Aaron Brown, and two grandchildren, Braison and Braylee Brown. They called him Poppel, and they were crazy about him.

He retired after 20 years as an honored peace officer in Oklahoma where he was a probation and parole officer. Following that he worked for several years in Texas as a  parole officer and substance abuse counselor.

He was preceded in death by his father, Gerald Brown and a brother, Dewayne Brown.  Survivors include his wife, son, and two grandchildren, his mother, Laverne Brown, sisters, Linda Lawrence, Patricia Henson, Shirley Midland, Karen Garcia and Debi Garcia, over thirty nieces, nephews, great nephews and great nephews along with a plethora of friends.

Casket bearers will be: Matthew Brown, Ivan Garcia, Iver Garcia, Justin Henson, Bo Henson and Roman Garcia.

But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isiah 40:31

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Edna Mae Stevens Hume Hadaway, 85, of Paris, Texas, died Aug. 12, 2014 in Copperas Cove, Texas.  Funeral service is August 16 at 2 PM at Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home in Paris, Texas.  Visitation will be at 1:00-2:00, burial will be at Meadowbrook Cemetery.

Edna Mae Stevens was born Dec. 17, 1928 in Bogota, Texas to Guy and Patsy Stevens.  She attended Bogota High School and graduated valedictorian.  She married Weldon I. Hume and lived in Paris, Texas where she received an Associate Degree in Business from Paris Junior College.  She then worked in the business office at East Texas State University where Mr. Hume got his Bachelors and Masters in Agriculture Education.

They settled in Deport, Texas in 1960-1970 where she worked for Deport First National Bank and was an officer in the PTA.  They moved to Wylie, Texas 1970-73 where she worked for Wylie State Bank.  In 1973, they moved back to Paris, Texas where she worked for Lamar National Bank many years.  She attended First United Methodist Church of Paris, Texas.

After her divorce and retirement, she married Hubert Hadaway, and volunteered over 1500 hrs with McCuistion Auxiliary.  She loved to read, music, work in her yard and travel.  She had been to Hawaii, Alaska, Los Vegas, the Caribbean, and Panama.

She is survived by a son, James Paul Hume, a daughter and her husband, Joan and Gary Dowdy of Lampasas, Texas, grandchildren Paula Dowdy of Copperas Cove, Texas and Jeffery Dowdy of Oxnard, California.  Great-grandchildren are Rogue Dowdy and Shawna Downing of Copperas Cove, Texas.

She was preceded in death by Weldon Hume, Hubert Hadaway, and sister Madeline Barker. If, desired memorials may be made to the Red Cross.

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