Sullivan Cemetery Association
Hunt County, Texas
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Mavis B. Earle
JESSIE F. ARNOLD
Greenville Herald Banner -- February 5, 1982 -- Jessie F. Arnold of 3500 Park died Thursday at 3:15 a.m. in a local nursing home.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Sorrells-Peters Chapel with the Rev. Billy D. White officiating. Burial will be in Sullivan Cemetery.
He was born March 4, 1889 in Rains County. Mr. Arnold was married to Myrtle Hatchett June 2, 1912. He was retired farmer and a Baptist.
Surviving are his wife of Greenville; daughters, Bessie Greer of Greenville and Edna Williams of Dallas; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Sorrells-Peters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Greenville Herald-Banner – February 14, 1984 -- Myrtle Arnold, 90 of 3500 Park died Monday at 9 a.m. in Citizens General Hospital.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Sorrells-Peters Chapel with Rev. Billy White officiating. Burial will be in Sullivan Cemetery.
She was born Nov. 8, 1893 in Hunt County to William and Sadie Smith Hatchett. She was married to Jessie Arnold June 2, 1912. Mrs. Arnold was a Baptist.
Surviving are daughters, Bessie Greer of Greenville and Edna Williams of Dallas; sisters Nannie Isham and Euva Lena McNeely, both of Greenville; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Her husband preceded her in death in 1982.
Pallbearers will be Don Hodgson, Randy Shipp, John Shipp, Lee McNeely, Elmer McNeely and Dub Jernigan.
GREENVILLE HERALD BANNER -- October 30, 2004 -- Micheal Damian Ashmore, 15, of Campbell died Oct. 30, 2004. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Campbell Independent School District gymnasium under the direction of Coker-Mathews Funeral Home. Rev. Lee Huff and Rev. Joey Meador will officiate. Burial will follow at Sullivan Cemetery.
The sonof Kevin and Valarie Wingler Ashmore, he was born July 23, 1989, in Dallas. He was a sophomore at Campbell High School and was a member of First Baptist Church of Campbell.
Surviving are his parents of Campbell; grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Don Ashmore of Mesquite and Jean Gordon of Grand Bay, Ala.; two brothers, Christopher Vent of College Station and Joshua Vent of Kaufman; three sisters, Breanna Ashmore and Emily Ashmore of Campbell and Amber Holman of Palestine; five uncles; three aunts and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by this grandfather Bobby Dunn; great grandparents Idis and Haynie Ashmore and and uncle, Ronald Blackwelder.
Pallbearers are Justin Burden, Eric Burden, Dylan Combs, Dallas Hayes, Michael Kenney, David Wallace, Luke Carrin and Damen Morrow.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
GREENVILLE HERALD BANNER -- March 18, 2007 -- Services for James Duane Blue are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at Shady Grove Baptist Church, Greenville, with Rev. Benny Chaffin, Rev. Isaac Chaffin and Rev. James Ralson officiating.
Burial will be in Sullivan Cemetery under the direction of Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.
James passed away at the age of 69 on March 16 at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. He was born Feb. 9, 1938, in Shamrock, Tex., to Thurman McKinley Blue and Mable Nellie Roberts Blue. He married Elwanda Lou Chaffin in Celeste on June 15, 1974.
Formerly of Rowlett, he has been a resident of Campbell for more than 22 years. He grew up in Rockwall and was a teacher, coach, custom homebuilder, and Southern Baptist minister. He also was in the National Guard.
James was preceded in death by his parents, T.M. Blue and Mable Blue, and brother Kenneth Blue. Survivors include his wife Elwanda Blue; three daughters, Nanette Weghorst of Rockwall, Laura Peek of Rowlett and LeAnn Anderson of Royse City; and six grandchildren, Aaron, Savannah and Sophie Weghorst, Dalton Peek, and Blake and McKenna Anderson.
Pallbearers are Aaron Weghorst, Allan Weghorst, Billy Peek, Mike Anderson, Mike Riley, Daren Money, Ryan Chaffin, Jacob Chaffin and Sean Chaffin.
Visitation at Coker-Mathews Funeral home.
Greenville Herald Banner -- Friday August 22, 1969 -- Mrs. Kizzie Blythe, 91, of Commerce died about 3:15 p.m. Thursday in a Commerce nursing home following an illness of two years.
Funeral services for Mrs. Blythe will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Sorrells & Sons Memorial Chapel with Russell Moore officiating. Burial will be in Sullivan Cemetery. Grandsons will be pallbearers.
Born in Clarksville, Ark., Nov. 20, 1877, Mrs. Blythe was the daughter of William E. Hatchett and Susan Fisher. She was married to Thomas M. Blythe Aug. 20, 1896 and he preceded her in death February 1953. She was a member of the Baptist Church.
Survivors include three sons, Richard Blythe of Bentonville, Ark., Johnny Blythe of Lewisville, and Ryamond Blythe of Greenville, two daughters, Mrs. Jewel Fore of Artesia, N.M., and Mrs. Susie Ratliff of Commerce; and a half sister, Mrs. Nannie Isham of Greenville. Twenty-nine grandchildren, 64 great grandchildren, 11 great-great grandchildren; and other relatives. She was preceded in death by two children.
Greenville Herald Banner -- Thursday March 17, 1983 -- Raymond E. Blythe, 72, of Greenville died Wednesday at 3 a.m. in a Terrell hospital.
Graveside service will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Sullivan Cemetery.
He was born Sept. 10, 1910 in Hunt County, the son of Thomas Milton and Kizzie Hatchett Blythe. Mr. Blythe was a contractor and a Baptist.
Surviving are sons, Milton Blythe and Douglas Blythe, both of Greenville, Charles Ray Blythe of Fort Worth, and Berl Blythe of Mesquite; brother Johnny Blythe of Lewisville; sister, Beatrice Ratliff of Campbell; and nine grandchildren.
Sorrells-Peters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
T. M. Blythe Is Dead; Rites Set for Saturday
Greenville Herald Banner -- Thursday February 25, 1954 -- Funeral services for Thomas Milton Blythe, 84, retired farmer, who died at 6:45 A.M. today at Foreman's Rest Home 3403 Wesley Street, will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday at Gray-Sorrell Chapel. He had been ill for a year and had been confined to his bed since December 3rd, 1953, when he fell and broke his hip. He had been in the rest home for eight months.
The Rev. Fred Moore of Ardis Heights will conduct the services and burial will be in Sullivan Cemetery.
A native of Missouri, Blythe was born in Jefferson, Mo., on May 1st, 1869. His parents were Jim an Martha Blythe. When about ten years of age he moved to Texas and located near Lone Oak, and for many years had lived in a around Greenville.
Surviving are his wife Kizzie Hatchett Blythe of Commerce, whom he married on August 20, 1896 in this city; four sons, Richard Blythe, Bentonville, Ark., Charles Blythe, and Johnnie Blythe, Dallas; Raymond Blythe, Greenville; two daughters, Jewel Fore, Artesia, New Mexico; Susie Ratliff, Commerce; one brother, Arthur Blythe, Forth worth and Mrs. Fannie Mills, Idabel, Oklahoma; twenty nine grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren.
Greenville Herald-Banner April 18, 2009 --
Greenville Herald-Banner -- December 10, 2007 -- M.B. “Humpy” Chaffin, 83 of Campbell passed away the morning of December 8 at his home surrounded by family and friends. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 11 at Peters Funeral Home chapel with Rev. James Rolson and sons Isaac and Benny Chaffin officiating. Burial will be at Sullivan Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday evening 6 to 8 at the funeral home. “Humpy” as he is known to family and friends was born to parents Marvin and Maude E. (King) Chaffin on April 1, 1924 in Campbell. He married Dorthia Fitzgerald September 7, 1942 in Cumby and were lovingly devoted to each other for 65 years; as well he was a loving and devoted dad. “Humpy” believed in God, family and country. He served in the army during World War II as a sergeant. After retiring from E-Systems in 1984, he was able to devote himself to what he enjoyed doing the most – farming and ranching. He was a member of the Campbell School Board for many years. “Humpy” was ordained in 1988 as a deacon at First Baptist Church of Campbell where he served for 19 years. He and his wife later became members of Shady Grove Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife Dorthia; a daughter Elwanda Blue; two sons – Benny Chaffin and wife Suzan, and Isaac Chaffin and wife Crystal, all of Campbell; a brother J.B. Chaffin of Greenville; ten grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren, whom he was very proud of; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, two sisters Opal Garren and Olene Moore, one brother Felt Chaffin and a granddaughter Rachel Nicole Chaffin, and a son-in-law James D. Blue. Pallbearers will be Frankie Morris, Don Etheridge, Tom Green, Dennis Dawson, David Digs, and Mark Crouch. J.E. Burkett, Bob Foster, Bill Jilian, Wayne Billington, L.D. Harris, and Cletis Earl will serve as honorary pallbearers. Memorials may be made to the Shady Grove Baptist Church Building Fund.
Greenville Herald-Banner -- March 12, 1999 -- Rachel Nicole Chaffin, 16, of Cordova, Tenn. died Wednesday at her residence. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Highland Terrace Baptist Church with Dr. Terry Land officiating. Burial is in Sullivan Cemetery in Campbell.
The daughter of Marvin Isaac Chaffin and Shelly Lynn Glassock, she was born Dec. 8, 1982 in Atlanta. She was a student and was a member of First Baptist Church in Moores Lane, Texarkana, Texas.
Surviving are her father and step-mother, Marvin Isaac and Crystal Chaffin of Texarkana; mother and stepfather, Shelly Lynn and Mike Tobin of Cordova, Tenn.; grandparents Charles and Bess Glassock of Celeste, M. B. and Dorthie Chaffin of Campbell, Mill and B. C. Cobb of Heafer, Ark., Ernest Tobin of San Antonio and Dorothy Price of New Boston; a brother, Jacob Chaffin of Arkadelphia, Ark.; stepbrothers Chris Tobin and Troy Tobin, both of Cordova, Tenn. and three stepsisters, Beth Tobin of Columbus, Ohio, Sannon Bellotte of Texarkana and Amanda Glover.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Peters Funeral Home.
Greenville Herald Banner -- Friday, November 14, 1980 -- Randal Coffman, age 22 months, died at 1 p.m. Thursday in a Dallas hospital. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in Sorrells and Sons Funeral Chapel. Pallbearers will be Hal Coffman and Chris Kilmer.
Coffman was born January 16, 1978, in Greenville, the son on Hall Coffman and Shirley Pryor. He was a member of the Central Christian Church.
He is survived by is parents, Hal and Shirley Coffman of Greenville, and grandparents Mrs. and Mrs. Guy Coffman of Winnsboro.
Sorrells and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Greenville Herald-Banner – June 9, 1997 -- Bessie Faye Cole of Dallas died Tuesday at a Dallas hospital. Graveside services will be at Sullivan Cemetery at 4 p.m. Sunday with Rev. Jim Slocumb officiating.
She was born in Commerce on March 9, 1929 to William Hatchett and Evelyn McNeely. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.
She is survived by two sons, Tony Potter of Ely, Nev. and James Potter of Las Vegas, Nev.; a daughter, Patricia Napier of Las Vegas, Nev.; three sisters, Dorothy Slocumb of Jacksonville, Margie Miller of Dallas and Leta Ramirez of Sacramento, Calif.; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were two sisters and a brother.
Pallbears will be Tommy Miller Sr., Tommy Miller, Richard Reyes, Robert Hodge, Joseph Perez and Nick Perez.
Peters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
– May 18, 2010 --
GREENVILLE — Bettie Patricia Couch, 73, of Quinlan passed away May 16,
2010, at East Texas Medical Center in Quitman. Services will be at 2
p.m. Thursday in the Coker-Mathews Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Lonnie
Erwin officiating. Interment will follow at Sullivan Cemetery.
Troyce "T. C." Couch, 73, of Quinlan died Oct. 15, 2005, at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville.
He was born Oct. 30, 1931, in Merit, son of Winnie Velma Harless Couch and Audie Couch. He worked for many years in aluminum extrusion and was of the Baptist faith.
Mr. couch proudly served in the U. S. Army from 1950-1954. He married Bettie Thompson on May 29, 1954.
Surviving are his wife of Quinlan; a son and daughter-in-law, Troyce W. "Bubba" and Linda Couch of Breckenridge; daughters and sons-in-law Susan and Freddie White of Caddo Mills, Sherry and John Martin of Sulphur Springs, Pat and Phil McCloud of Greenville and Pansy and Bobby Yowell of Quinlan; brothers Audie Couch of Greenville, Coy Couch of Breckenride and Eugene Couch of Abilene; sisters Ann Vaughn of Royse City, Gene Toole of Dixon, Mo., and Dorothy Couch of Okla.; 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death of one daughter, Lucinda Couch; a twin brother, Royce Couch; three other brothers, Maxie, Dannie, and Rickie Couch; and a great-grandson, Colton Rater.
Pallbearers are Clinton Martin; Clifford White, Ivan Russell, Chris Elliott, Shawn Martin, Eric Martin, Ethan Couch and James Kennemer.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lynch Funeral Home with Lonnie Erwin officiating. Burial is at Sullivan Cemetery in Campbell.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Greenville Herald-Banner -- May 19, 1988 -- Graveside services for Mary Cummins of Arlington will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Sullivan Cemetery with Rev. Jim Slocumb officiating.
The Hunt County native died Tuesday in a Forth Worth hospital.
Greenville Herald-Banner – October 21, 1992 -- Raymond Cummins of Arlington, graveside services 10 a.m. today in Sullivan Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Peters Funeral home.
Amarillo Daily News – September 26, 1973 – Services for Alvin E. Earle, 43, of 2302 Anna, an employee of Santa Fe Railway for 25 years, will be at 2 p.m. today in Schooler-Gordon Colonial Chapel.
Curtis Camp, minister of Bell Avenue Church of Christ, will officiate. Graveside rites will be in a Campbell (Tex) cemetery.
Mr. Earle, who died about 8 a.m. Wednesday in St Anthony’s Hospital, was born in Campbell.
He came to Amarillo two years ago from Hatch, N.M. Mr. Earle worked in the communication division of Santa Fe.
He was a member of Bell Avenue Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Verna; three daughters, Mrs. Donna Kyle of 4600 Lipscomb, Mrs. Rhonda Reeves of 2004 Monroe and Miss Terri Lea Earle of the family home; a son Robert Nolan Earle of the home; his mother Mrs. Willie Mae Earle of 911 W. 8th; two sisters, Mrs. Paul (Sue Earle) Webber, of 928 Lamar and Mrs. J. W. (Alene Earle) Barker of Bonham; and a brother, C. A. Earle of Oklahoma City.
The Family requests that memorials be to the American Cancer Society.
Morning Herald – February 16, 1948 – Funeral services are pending for Balys M. Earle, 62, resident of the Sullivan Community who died at 8:30 o’clock Sunday morning at his home. He has been ill two years.
Rev. Fred Moore and Rev. Rudd will officiate with burial in Sullivan Cemetery. The body will remain at the Gray-Ballard Sorrells Funeral Home until arrangements are completed.
Pallbearers will be Benton Wallace, Rafe Wallace, Marvin Chaffin, Roy Graham, Tom Brown and Leonard Foote.
Mr. Earle was born in Cumby, Hopkins County, and was the son of Elias John and Eliza Jane McGregor Earle. He was married to Jessie Sullivan on June 23, 1906. Mr. Earle was of Baptist and had been a successful farmer.
Surviving are five sons, Travis Earle, H. B. Earle and Eldon Earle of Campbell; Orville Earle of Lone Oak, and E. D. Earle, Weinart, Texas; two daughters, Mrs. Marie Bristol, Elizabethton, Tenn., and Mrs. Robbie Tregsika, Lake View, Oregon; three brothers and two sisters, Max Earle, Campbell; E. J. Earle, Oklahoma and Kenneth Earle, New Mexico, Mrs. Lucy Jordan, California; Mrs. Vashti Griggs, Guyman, Oklahoma, and nine grandchildren. One son, Weldon Earle, preceded him in death January 28, 1926, and five brothers and one sister also preceded him in death.
Funeral services for Barry Earle, age 44, of Yantis, will be held at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel, at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 19, 2005, with Rev. Michael Coker officiating. Interment will follow at Sullivan Cemetery in Lone Oak, with Sean Earle, Ken Jones, Leslie Jones, La. Osborn, Shane Hurley and Forest Hurley serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 18, 2005, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.
Barry Earle passed away at 7:56 p.m., Sunday, October 16, 2005, in Hammond, Oklahoma. He was born in Hunt County, on July 3, 1961, the son of Billy and Linda Hurley Earle. He married Tonya Benett Darwin in Sulphur Springs, on June 6, 1997; she survives. Mr. Earle was a foreman/journeyman lineman water well driller and a member of the Baptist faith.
Other survivors include: two sons, Colton Earle and Ethan Earle, both of Lampasas; four daughters, Heather Earle of Seguin, Shana Earle of Yantis, Jennifer Dixon of Sulphur Springs, Tonya Dixon of Bonham; mother, Linda Hurley of Yantis; father, Billy Earle and stepmother, Lorie Earle, both of Duncanville; brother, Clay Earle of Yantis; three sisters, Angie Earle of Yantis, Kristin Hilbun of Lone Oak, Kami Earle of Duncanville; grandchildren, Ashlyn Turner, Kaitlin Hippert, Kali Hippert, Jimmie Nell O'Hanlon, Octavius Thornton and Jacelyn Thornton.
GreenviLle Herald Banner -- January 14, 2001 -- Eldon "Rusty" Earle, 80 of Campbell died Wednesday at Honey Grove Nursing Home. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Benny Chaffin officiating. Burial is in Sullivan Cemetery.
The Son of Bayles and Jessie Earle, he was born Sept. 21, 1920 in Hunt County.
Mr. Earle was in the U. S. Army during World War II. He was a lifetime farmer. He was a member of Plainview Baptist Church.
Four nephews and seven nieces survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, two sisters and two nephews.
Pallbearers are M. B. Chaffin, W. B. Barnett, Gary Wallace, Roy Lemon, Barry Earle, Shawn Earle.
Visitation is from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
H. B. Earle Dies This Morning in Auto Accident
Greenville Evening Banner -- August 21, 1950 -- H. (Haskell) B. Earle, 36, of Campbell was instantly killed this morning and his wife was critically injured when their automobile plowed into an asphalt truck on a curve just west of Campbell and Highway 67. The accident occured (sic) shortly after 9:30 o'clock.
The Earles were said to have been traveling toward Greenville when they met the large truck on the S-curve near the west city limits of Campbell. The Earle car is believed to have crashed into the trailer of the truck completely demolishing the car and throwing the couple to the pavement.
Earle was said to have been killed instantly. Mrs. Earle was suffering from severe shock and cuts and bruises but sustained no broken bones.
A Gray-Ballard-Sorrells ambulance brought Mrs. Earle to a local hospital and also brought the dead man to this city. The driver of the truck was not injured.
Earle became the eighteenth violent death in Hunt county this year, one of the worst on recorrd. (sic) Ten of the eighteen have resulted from traffic accidents.
Funeral services for Mr. Earle are pending the arrival of relatives.
Born at Guymon, Oklahoma, June 12, 1914, Mr. Earle was the son of B. M. Earle and Jessie Sullivan Earle. He was a well known farmer and had resided in the Campbell community most all of his life. He was a member of the Baptist church.
Surviving are his wife and son, H. B. Earle, Jr., four brothers, Travis Earle and Eldon Earle of Campbell, Elias Earle of Winert, Texas; and O. C. Earle of Greenville, two sisters, Mrs. Bud Tragiski of Oregon and Mrs. B. J. Bristol of Tennessee.
Mrs. Jessie T. Earle Succumbs Tuesday
Morning Herald – March 8, 1949 – Mrs. Jessie T. Earle, 63, of Campbell, Route 2, died Tuesday night at 7:30 o’clock in a local hospital. She had been in failing health several months.
Funeral services are pending, but will be held in the Prairie Valley community with Rev. Fred Moore and Rev. W. A. Rudd officiating. The body will remain at the Gray-Ballard-Sorrells Funeral Home until arrangements are completed.
Mrs. Earle was a native of Campbell and was born on March 15, 1887. She had spent her entire life in and near Campbell. Her parents were Dan Sullivan and Julia Douglas Sullivan.
Surviving are five sons, Travis Earle, H. B. Earle and Eldon Earle, all of Route 2, Campbell, E. D. Earle of Winert, Texas, and O. C. Earle of Lone Oak; and two daughters, Mrs. Robbie Tregaskis of Lake View, Oregon and Mrs. Marie Bristol of Elizabethton, Tenn.
Mrs. M. O. Earle Succumbs Tuesday
Greenville Morning Herald -- January 6, 1954 -- Mrs. M. O. Earle, 70, a life-long resident of the Sullivan community, near Campbell, died at 3:45 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred DeWees.
Death followed an illness of five weeks duration.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Caney Methodist Church, with Rev. Edwin McDaniel, of Liberty and Rev. Fred Moore, of Ardis Heights, officiating. Burial will be in the Sullivan cemetery.
The body will be taken to the home of Mrs. DeWees this afternoon to rest until the hour of the service.
Arrangement are in charge of Gray-Sorrells Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be: L. A. Foote, J.D. Moore, I. E. Green, M. B. Chaffin, L. A. Dewees and H. S. Dewees.
Mrs. Earle, the former Nancy E. Sullivan, was born on Nov. 17, 1883 in the Sullivan community, in Hunt County, the daughter of John Sullivan and Alma Rucker Sullivan. She had always lived in the Sullivan community and was prominent in church and community affairs through out her life. She had been a member of the Caney Methodist church since early in life.
She was married to M. O. Earle on December 22, 1902 in the Sullivan community.
Surviving are her husband, one son, John Earle, Rt. 1, Greenville; one daughter, Mrs. Fred Dewees, Rt. 1 Campbell; four grandchildren; one brother, Tom Sullivan, Wichita Falls. Two children preceded her in death.
Greenville Herald-Banner – Friday, March 21, 1958 – Max O. Earle, Route 1, Campbell, died at 12:05 a.m. Friday at his home. He had been ill since June 1957.
Born in Andersonville, S.C., August 21, 1881, Mr. Earle was the son of Elias John Earle and Eliza Jane McGregor Earle. He came to Texas at the age of four and located in Hopkins County. After two years in Hopkins County the family moved to Hunt County, where he had since resided.
He was a farmer and member of the Caney Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Caney Methodist Church. Rev. Leland Spurrier, Commerce will officiate. Burial will be in the Sullivan Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Elmer Gene Smith, Marvin Chaffin, Macon Green, James Vaughan, Ralph Vaughan and John Douglas.
Gray-Sorrells Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one son, John Earle; one daughter, Mrs. Fred DeWees; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, E. J. Earle, Texoma, Oklahoma, and Kenneth Earles, Hayden, N. Mex; two sisters, Mrs. John Griggs, Goodwell, Okla, and Mrs. Lucy Jordan, Elmont, Calif., and other relatives.
Amarillo, TX – January 19, 1967 -- Funeral services for Travis L. (Slim) Earle, 58, of 911 W. 8th, who died at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday at his home, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Sorrells and Sons Chapel, Greenville.
Burial will be in Sullivan Cemetery, Campbell, Schooler-Gordon Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Earle was a native of Guymon, Oklahoma, and was a Methodist. He had been employed as a cook for the Tasty Pie Co.
Survivors are his wife, Willie; daughters, Sue Earle of the home and Mrs. J. W. (Alene Earle) Barker of Bonham; sons, Alvin of Hatch, N.M. and Cleadus of Farmers Branch; brothers, E. D. of Winert and O.C. of Abilene and Eldon of Campbell; sister, Mrs. H. B. Tregaskis of California, and nine grandchildren.
Amarillo Daily News – Thursday, April 24, 1980 – Mrs. Willie M. Earle, 69, of Amarillo, died yesterday.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today in Schooler-Gordon Colonial Chapel, with the Rev. Stan Bouchard, pastor of Washington Avenue Christian Church, officiating. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Sullivan Cemetery in Campbell.
Mrs. Earle, born in Campbell, had lived in Amarillo 29 years. She was a presser and checker at Custom Service Laundry. She married Travis Earle in 1928 in Campbell. He died in 1967.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Sue Webber of Amarillo and Mrs. Alene Barker of Bonham; a son Cleadus A. Earle of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two brothers, Ray Fincher of Greenville and Robert O'Neal of Topeka, Kan.; a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Lewis of Greenville; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
The family requests memorials be to American Heart Association or to American Cancer Society.
The family will be at 1810 Hondo.
Mrs. D. A. Ellis Dies at Daughter's Home
GREENVILLE MESSENGER -- Thursday February 16, 1933 -- Mrs. D. A. Ellis, 77, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Patterson, 3530 Caddo Street, at 5 o'clock last Tuesday afternoon after a protracted illness. Funeral services were held at the home with interment following in Sullivan Cemetery.
Mrs. Ellis was born in Mississippi and came to Texas with her parents when a small girl. For the last 31 years she had lived in Hunt county. She had been an invalid for a number of years.
For over forty years she had been a member of the Baptist Church and was an ardent Christian.
Surviving are the following children. Mrs. A. B. Head, and Mrs. Ollie Ellis of Houston; Dave Ellis of Cone, N.M.; Mrs. W. W. Gross of Snyder, Texas and Mrs. John Patterson of this city.
Greenville Herald Banner -- Friday, December 24, 1971 -- Mrs. Myrtle King Edmondson, 47, of Oklahoma City, died Wednesday in Oklahoma City. Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. today in Sorrel & Sons Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Sullivan Cemetery with the Rev. Charles Hart officiating.
Born May 30, 1924 to Mr. and Mrs. R. L. King in Hunt County, Mrs. Edmondson was married to A. Edmondson until he died in 1967. She was a member of the Methodist Church and had worked for a telephone company for 20 years.
Survivors include two brothers, W. E. King of San Angelo and Robert V. King of Los Angeles; and four sisters, Mrs. B. A. Montgomery, Mrs. Leon Hodgson and Mrs. Kelly Kinslow, all of Oklahoma City, and Mrs. J. B. Devenport of Odessa.
Greenville Herald Banner -- August 21, 2003 -- Bessie Dunn Greer, 90, died Tuesday at a local nursing home. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Friday at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Randy Rather officiating. Burial will be in Sullivan Cemetery.
The daughter of J. F. and Myrtle Hatchett Arnold, she was born March 29, 1913, in Hunt County. She was a member of the Baptist faith.
Survivors are three daughters, Nelda Hodgson of Greenville, Linda Weeks of Mesquite and Myrtie Dunn of Campbell; stepson Bobby Greer of Mesquite; two sons-in-law, John Shipp and Emmerson Bowers, both of Campbell; a sister, Edna Williams of Dallas; 10 grand-children and 21 great-grand-children.
She was preceded in death by two husbands, Theo Dunn and J. R. "Shorty" Greer; a daughter, Georgia Shipp; and two grandsons, Edward Hodgson and Michael Greer.
Memorials may be made to the Parkhaven Nursing Home Activity Fund.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Greenville Herald Banner -- December 15, 1998 -- J. R. "Shorty" Greer of Greenville died Saturday evening at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Dougherty officiating. Burial will be in Sullivan Cemetery.
Mr. Greer was born in Hunt County on July 31, 1919, to Lee and Amanda Dawson Greer. He married Bessie Elizabeth Arnold on Nov. 4, 1966, in Greenville. He was the owner of Shorty's Tire Shop and also raised cattle. He was a member of Grace Temple Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife; a son, Bobbie Greer of Mesquite; daughters Georgia Shipp of Campbell, Linda Weeks of Mesquite and Nelda Hodgson and Myrtie Dunn of Greenville; a sister, Pauline Lunsford of Sulphur Springs; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Michael Greer and Edward Hodgson, and two sisters, Olla Mae Horton and Ollie Lee Jones.
Grandsons will be pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Peters Funeral Home.
Laura Frances Seale Hancock, 71, of Mineola died
Sept. 25, 2008, in Tyler.
EVELYN PAULINE HATCHETT Rites Set Monday for Mrs.
Greenville Herald Banner -- November 26, 1966 -- Funeral services for Mrs. Evelyn Pauline Hatchett, 65, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the Sorrells & Sons Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs. Hatchett, a resident of Lancaster, died there at 4:40 p.m. Thursday.
Services will be conducted by O. U. Taylor and burial will be in the Sullivan Cemetery. Friends of the family may call at the funeral home.
Mrs. Hatchett, who was born Oct. 14, 1901, had resided in the Lancaster area for the past three years, and spent most of her life in Hunt County. She was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses.
Surviving Mrs. Hatchett are one son W. T. Hatchett of Greenville; five daughters, Margie Miller of Dallas; Mary Cummins of Arlington; Dorothy Slocom of Corsicana; Bessie Potter of Las Vegas, Nev., and Letta M. Ramirez of Colorado; two brothers, Elmer McNeely of Hugo, Okla., and Curtis McNeely of Big Spring; two sisters, Margaret Jones of Hugo, Okla., and Minnie Atterberry of Caddo, Okla.; 16 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Her husband, W. H. Hatchett, to whom she was married August 28, 1920, preceded her in death Oct. 21, 1966.
Greenville Herald Banner -- August 10, 1985 -- Funeral services for Theodore Hatchett, 57, of 3611 Pickett, are set for 10 a.m. today at the Sorrells-Peters Funeral Homes chapel. He died Wednesday night at Citizens General Hospital.
Rev. James Slocoumb will officate. Burial will be in Sullivan Cemetery.
W. E. Hatcher Died (Editor's note: Name mis-spelled, this W. E. Hatchett)
Greenville (Texas) Messenger -- Thursday, April 8, 1926 -- SOUTH OF CAMPBELL
Mr. W. E. Hatcher, (sic) aged 59 years and since early manhood a worthy citizen of that section south of Campbell, died at his home Monday night.
Deceased was a member of the Methodist church, a worthy and capable citizen who was highly esteemed for his worth as a citizen.
His wife preceded him in death but he is survived by nine children.
(Editor's note: he was 79 years 18 days old)
Greenville (Texas) Messenger -- Friday, 18 Jan 1924,
page 4: Death at Caney
(Editor's Note: Sadie Hatchet was 65 years old and buried at Sullivan Cemetery)
Greenville newspaper -- Monday September 22, 1958 -- William Hatchett Services Monday
William Hubbard Hatchett, 67, a resident of 4309 Spencer Street, died at 1 p.m. Sunday following an illness since Christmas of 1957.
Funeral service were held Monday at 2 p.m. at Gray Sorrells and Sons Funeral Chapel. Roy Hendricks and J. M. Stringer officiated at the service and burial was in the Sullivan Cemetery.
A native of Hunt County, Mr. Hatchett was born Nov. 10, 1891, and was the son of William Hatchett and Sadie Smith Hatchett. He had spent his entire life in Hunt County and was a farmer and a saw filer. He was a Jehovah Witness. (This line has been inked out.)
On August 28, 1920, he was married to Miss Evie M. Neely in Hugo, Okla. She survives. Others survivors include a son, W. T. Hatchett, Greenville; five daughters, Margie Miller, Dallas, Mary Miller and Dorothy Slocom, Arlington, Bessie Potter, Fairfield, California and Letta Mae Ramsey, Sherman. One daughter, Maggie Carter died in 1952.
Also surviving are six sisters, Uva McNeely and Myrtle Arnold, Celeste, Kate Fox, Dallas, Kissie Blyth, New Mexico. Ada Folley, Texas and Nannie Isham, Greenville; nine grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. One sister preceded him in death.
Greenville Herald-Banner – April 21, 1998 -- Senior Master Sgt. Edward L. Hodgson of Jacksonville, Ark., died Thursday. There will be a graveside service at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Sullivan Cemetery, Campbell, with Rev. Jim O'Dell officiating. The funeral procession will leave Peters Funeral Home at 1 p.m.
Born in Greenville on Aug 23, 1961, he was the son of Joe Hodgson and Nelda Dunn Hodgson. Hodgson graduated from Greenville High School in 1979 and attended McMurry College for more than a year before joining the U. S. Air Force. He married Cathy Sorrells on June 5, 1982 in Kermit. He was a Baptist.
He is survived by his wife of Jacksonville Ark.; his mother of Greenville; grandparents, Faye Hodgson of Greenville and Ray and Bessie Greer of Greenville; a son, Chad Hodgson of Jacksonville, Ark.; a daughter, Amanda Hodgson of Jacksonville, Ark.; a brother, Donny Hodgson of Rowlett; two sisters, Crysti Brewer of Campbell and Katrina Dean of Rockwall and several nieces and nephews.
He father preceded him in death in 1977.
Greenville Herald Banner -- April 14, 1978 -- Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday for Sgt. Joe Hodgson who was declared missing in action in Vietnam on Jan. 29, 1966. He was officially declared dead on Oct. 28, 1977.
Rev. Norman Miller will conduct the service in the Sorrells and Sons Funeral Home Chapel at the new location at 3935 Loop 315.
A memorial burial service with full military honors will be held at the Sullivan Cemetery off FM 513 following the chapel service.
Sgt. Hodgson was born on July 28, 1937, in Campbell, the son of Leon and Minnie Faye King Hodgson.
He was a graduate of Greenville High School and on December 27, 1957, was married in Greenville to Nelda Dunn. He was a Sergeant Major in the U. S. Army and a member of the Special Forces, Green Beret.
He was a member of the Grace Temple Baptist Church and the family asks that memorial donations be made to the church in lieu of usual remembrances.
Surviving are his wife, of 4016 Dixon Circle; two sons, Eddie and Donnie, and two daughters, Crysti and Katrina, all of whom still live at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Hodgson of Greenville; a sister, Brenda O'Dell of Hurst; and a host of other relatives.
Greenville Herald-Banner -- Tuesday, November 28, 2006 -- Mendell R. Holley as the son of Irvin Chester Holley and Winnie B. Almon of Lone Oak. He was raised in the Twin Elm Community northwest of Lone Oak, He married Thelma Idumia Rachel of Campbell on Dec. 21, 1950.
He farmed in Hunt and Lamar Counties and worked at Esco Manufacturing Co. in Greenville as a break press operator. Mr. Holley served in World War II. He was a staff sergeant in 2nd Infd. Co. B 38th Regiment and was stationed at Camp Carson, Colo. He had Alzheimer's. [Editor's note: An autopsy confirmed that he did not have Alzheimer's, but a exceeding rare disease called Argyrophilic Grain Disease.]
Mr. Holley died Nov. 26, 2006.
Surviving are three children, twins Mendell R. Jr. and wife Maxine Kirk Holley and Linda Gail Holley Swinney and husband Thurman, and Kelly Holley, two granddaughters, Tami Childres Kinerd and Husband Zack, Kacie Wallace Kaake and husband Russell; three grandsons, Randy Childers, Mendell R. "Thumper" Holley III and wife Katie and Gary Wallace and wife Sophia; four great-granddaughters, Taylor Childres, Kaitlynn Holley, Hanna Kinerd and Robyn Kaake; four great-grandsons, Hadden Kinerd, Brude and Dylon Kaake and Gary Dale Wallace; a brother, Vernoy Holley and wife Cele; two nieces, Vickie Holley Seamore and Deborah Holley Kirkpatrick; a number of cousins; an uncle, Kenneth Almon; and aunt, Bonnie Lee Almon Craig; special cousin Wilbur Holley; and two sisters-in-law, Hettie Rachel Armstead and Bettie Isham Kennedy.
Thanks to to Park Haven and American Hospice for their care.
Family members will serve as pallbearers.
A graveside service is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Sullivan Cemetery in Campbell off 513 between Campbell and Lone Oak.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Lynch Funeral Service.
Mrs. S. E. Hudson Dies At Crowell
Greenville Morning Herald -- Sunday, April 20, 1947 -- Mrs. S. E. Hudson, 66, former Hunt County resident, died Friday night at 11:30 in a hospital in Crowell, Texas, following an illness of two months duration. Mrs. Hudson, who lived in the Campbell community many years; had made her home in Chillicothe, Texas since May, 1945.
The body will lie in state at the Gray-Ballard-Sorrell Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements, and funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Cambell Baptist Church. Rev. Fred Moore will officiate, and burial will be in Sullivan Cemetery.
Mrs. Kizzie E. Hudson was born on July 23, 1880, in Savage, Fannin County, Texas, the daughter of Alex Gilbreath and Floella Bradberry Gilbreath. She came to Hunt County locating in the Cambell community, when she was 14 years old.
She was married to S. E. Hudson in 1894 in Greenville, and they moved to West Texas in 1934, and in May 1945 settled in Chillicothe.
She was a member of the Cambell Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, four sons, John Hudson, of Granberry; Frank Hudson, of Crowell; Aaron Hudson and Allen Hudson, both of Wichita Falls; eight daughters, Mrs. Myrtie Isham, of Campbell; Mrs. Emma Grant, Fort Worth; Mrs. Flora Monroe, Crowell; Miss Elder Hudson, Fort Worth; Mrs. Maggie DeWitt, Fort Worth; Mrs. Ethel Dunning, Fort Worth; Mrs. Elizabeth Tyler, Cooledge, Ariz.; and Mrs. Bessie Cearley, Wichita Falls; one brother, Henry Gilbreath, who resides in Oklahoma; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Forline and Mrs. Girtie Foman, both of California; a number of grandchildren, great grandchildren and other relatives.
March 27, 1954 -- Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Sullivan Cemetery in Campbell, Hunt County, for Sampson Ely Hudson, 78, who died Saturday at his residence, 3504 Strong.
Hudson was a retired farmer and moved here two years ago from Chillicothe.
Survivors include four sons, John Hudson of Granbury, Allen Hudson of Alaska, Aaron Hudson of Wichita Fallas and Frank Hudson of Sulphur Springs; eight daughters, Mrs. Emma Grant, Mrs.Bessie Clearley, Mrs. Ethel Dunning, Mrs. Flora Monroe and Miss Elda Hudson of Forth Worth and Mrs. Myrtie Isham of Campbell, Mrs. Elizabeth Tyler of Estelline and Mrs. Maggie Matlock of Silverton, a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Meissner's will handle arrangements.
February 8, 2003 -- Vicki Jean Hughes, 47, of Greenville died Thursday at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Sullivan Cemetery.
Daughter of Lee and Rogene McWright Thompson, she was born Aug. 20, 1955, in Dallas. On June 7, 1991, she was married to Audie Hughes in Tawakoni. Mrs. Hughes was a homemaker and was a member of North Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband of Greenville; her father of Seagoville; son Chris Gage and fiancé Kelly Clark of Greenville; daughter Audrey Hughes of Royse City; one brother, Ricky Thompson of Norwich, Conn.; and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her mother; twin babies, Jackie and Kristin Chapin, and grandmother Lula Pearl Latimer.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Elzie Lee Isham, 94, of 3601 Cornelia died Sunday at 3500 Park. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Park Street Baptist Church under the direction of the Sorrells-Peters Funeral Home. Burial will be in Sullivan Cemetery.
He was born Dec. 15, 1886 at Campbell, the son of John Clark and Jane Hackley Isham.
On Aug. 18, 1909 he was married to Nannie Hatchett at Cumby. He was a member of the Park Street Baptist Church. He was a retired farmer. He is survived by his wife of Greenville; a son, Jasper Isham of Dallas, Mrs. Rosie Adams of Greenville, and Mrs. Eula Thompson; 13 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home. He was preceded in death by one grandchild.
Commerce – Services for Myrtie Rachel Isham, 95, of Commerce who died Aug 8 in Oak Manor Nursing Homes will be 2 p.m. today in Jones Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Sullivan Cemetery, Hunt County.
Mrs. Isham was born July 31, 1897, in Hunt County, the daughter of Sampson Ely and Kizzie Elizabeth Gilbreath Hudson. She married Flemon O. Isham in June of 1938 in Hunt County. She moved to Commerce in June of 1972 from Campbell. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Campbell.
Survivors include two sons, Charlie Rachel of Fort Worth and Willie Mack Rachel of Wichita Falls; four daughters, Ruby Jewel Nolan of Waco, Hettie Neill Armistead of Mesquite, Thelma Idumia Holey of Lone Oak and Bettie Jean Kennedy of Commerce; one stepson John Isham of Campbell; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, two sons and one daughter.
Pallbearers will be Kelly Holley, Charles Nolan, Jerry McGehee, Wayne Armistead, Chet Armistead and Charlie Isham. Honorary pallbearer will be Johnny Isham.
Jones Walker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Greenville Herald-Banner – July 19, 1991 -- Greenville resident Nannie E. Isham died Thursday afternoon at Citizens General Hospital at the age of 102.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at Peters Funeral Chapel with Rev. B. J. Bell and Rev. Dewey Davidson officiating. Burial will be in Sullivan Cemetery.
Born April 8, 1889, in Arkansas, she was the daughter of William Hatchett and Sadie Smith Hatchett. She married Elzie Isham, in Cumby, on Aug. 18, 1909. A housewife, she was a member of the Park Street Baptist Church and was a longtime Greenville resident.
Survivors include a son, Jasper Isham of Duncanville and Rosie Adams of Greenville; 12 grandchildren and numerous great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1981 and a daughter in 1990.
Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
The family will be at the funeral home today from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Greenville Morning Herald -- August 9, 1953 -- Last Rites Today for Robert King
Funeral services for Robert Lee King, 64, who died following a heart attack Friday afternoon, will be held at the Antioch Baptist Church in Campbell at 3 p.m. today.
The Reverends Arthur Demsdell of Mt. Pleasant and Fred Moore of Greenville will conduct the services. Gray-Sorrells will be in charge of arrangements. Interment will be in Sullivan Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Luther Dewees, Tom Earl Trayor, Burton Wallace, Morris Robinson, Eldon Earle and Fred Erwin.
The body will remain at the family home in Campbell until time of the services.
Greenville Herald-Banner -- July 16, 2001 -- Felicitas Lucio of Edinburg died Sunday. There will be a rosary at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carcaron Officiating. Burial will be in Sullivan Cemetery.
Daughter of Antonio and Clara Lucio, she was born in Mexico on Jan. 14, 1916. She worked with the handicapped in Edinburg and was a member of Sacred Hearth Catholic Church there.
Survivors are nephews Antonio Reyes, Albino Reyes and Ruben Reyes, all of Greenville and other nieces, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Pallbearers will be Daniel Thompson, Chris Reyes, Jeff Ottwell, Kevin Bowers, Thomas Mead and Mark Self.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Greenville Herald-Banner -- July 9, 2009 -- Betty Sue Jones McKenzie, 71, of Greenville passed away July 8, 2009, at her home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Coker-Mathews Funeral Home chapel. A private interment will be held at a later date.
Visitation is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Born Feb. 2, 1938, in Fort Worth, she was the daughter of Houston and Alma Pugh Jones. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Johnson Street Church of Christ.
Survivors include her mother of Greenville; a son, Jeff McKenzie and wife Tammy of Wolfe City; a daughter, Adrienne McKenzie and husband Walt of Marietta, Ga.; grandchildren Courtney Jacobus and husband Brad and Michel Denton and husband Chris and great-grandchildren McKenzie Denton and Brayden Jacobus, all of Wolfe City; two sisters, Gayle Yancey and husband Bob of Fairview and Judy Hampton of Commerce.
Greenville Herald-Banner – September 2, 1990 -- Funeral services for Mrs. Euvalena McNeely, 89, will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Chapel. Rev. Dewey Davidson will officiate. Burial will be in Sullivan Cemetery. Mrs. McNeely died Friday at Briarcliff Health Center.
She was born to William E. and Cansadie Smith Hatchett on Nov. 15, 1900, in Hunt County. She married S. L. McNeely in Hugo, Okla., in August 1920. She was a member of Park Street Baptist Church.
She is survived by two sons, Lee McNeely of Sherman and W. E. McNeely of Greenville; two daughters, Mrs. Nora Clark of Paris and Mrs. Dorothy Jernigan of Choctaw, Okla.; a sister Mrs. Nannie Isham of Greenville; 12 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1959, a son Andrew Franklin McNeely, in 1931, and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Carl Massey, Burnice (sic) Thompson, A.L. Thompson, Mike Thompson, B.J. Swearingin and Gary Chartney.
Greenville Herald-Banner -- January 20, 2006 -- Sherman -- J. Lee McNeely, former Greenville resident and 84-year old retired civil service employee, died Jan. 17, 2006, at Sherman Healthcare Center. Services are scheduled at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Waldo Funeral Home chapel in Sherman with Rev. Ronald Cantrell of North Park Baptist Church officiating. Burial is at 1 p.m. Saturday at Sullivan Cemetery southeast of Greenville.
Mr. McNeely was born July 8, 1921 in Blue, Okla; the son of Simmie Louis and Euvalena Hatchet McNeely. He moved to the Greenville area at a young age, attended Greenville schools and graduated from Greenville High School.
Mr. McNeely served in the U.S.Army during World War II in the Philippines and Japan. At one time he actually guarded the station where General MacArthur was located.
On Dec. 30, 1957, he married Rosalea Cunningham of Celeste at the home of his brother and sister-in-law in Garland. They moved to Sherman that same year.
Mr. McNeely was employed in civil service at Perrin Air Force Base in Sherman until it closed, and he was later in charge of maintenance at Carswell Air Force Base until his retirement in 1983.
He enjoyed going to garage sales and collecting antiques, and especially loved his grandchildren. He and his wife were longtime members of North Park Baptist Church in Sherman.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years of Sherman; a son an daughter-in-law, Shaun and Denise McNeely of Sherman; two grandchildren, Samantha and Code McNeely of Sherman; and brother and sister-in-law Elmer and Mary McNeely of Greenville.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Andrew McNeely; and two sisters and brothers-in-law, Nora and Joe and Dorothy and Dub.
Mr. McNeely will lie in state at the funeral home, 619 North Travis in Sherman, until service time Saturday morning.
Mary Kathleen McNeely
Greenville Herald-Banner -- June 24, 1979 -- Funeral service for Mary Kathleen McNeely of Route 1, Greenville will be at 2 p.m. today at Ridgecrest Baptist Church with the Rev. Bob Hamilton officiating. Burial will be in Sullivan Cemetery.
She died Friday at 1:12 p.m. in a Dallas hospital following a protracted illness.
Born Oct. 30, 1972 in Greenville, she was the daughter of William Elmer McNeely and Mary Elizabeth Shelton McNeely.
Surviving are her parents of Greenville; grandparents Mrs. Ann Shelton of Plano, E. H. Sheldon of Dallas and Mrs. Euvalena McNeely of Greenville; brother, John McNeely of Greenville; sisters Molly McNelly (sic) and Mrs. Colleen Flowers both of Greenville.
She was preceded in death by one brother in 1969.
Pallbears will be Herb Skinner, Jeff Rogers, Bill Lynch and Larry Smith.
Coker-Mathews-Peters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Greenville Herald-Banner - October 9, 2007 -- Sherman -- Rosalea Cunningham McNeely, 80-year-old bank teller, died Oct. 6, 2007, at Wilson N. Jones Medical Center. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Waldo Funeral Home chapel in Sherman with Rev. Ronald Cantrell of Main Street Baptist Church in Grand Saline officiating. A graveside service will follow at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Sullivan Cemetery southeast of Greenville.
There is no visitation, but family and friends may sign the register book and pay respects at Waldo Funeral Home prior to the service Wednesday.
Rosalea was born Jan. 5, 1927, in Eastland County, daughter of Arthur Wade and Julia Bethel Carloss Cunningham. She attended school in Celeste and was a graduate of Celeste High school.
On Dec 30, 1957, she was married to J. Lee McNeely at her sister Mildred's home in Garland. Rosalea was a teller at banks in Celeste and Greenville before working as a bank teller for Grayson County State Bank in Sherman for 15 years, retiring in 1968.
Following her retirement she became a full-time house-wife and homemaker, caring for her husband and son. She also loved the times spent with her grandchildren and enjoyed antiquing, and she was a member of North Park Baptist Church for many years.
Survivors are her son and daughter-in-law, Shaun and Denise McNeely of Sherman; a granddaughter, Samantha McNeely; grandson Cody McNeely; brothers Wade Cunningham, Gene Cunningham and Lee Cunningham and wife Delima; a sister, Mildred and a brother ....
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Greenville Herald-Banner – March 22, 1959 -- Funeral services for Simmie Lewis McNeely, 61, a native of Hugo, Okla., who died at 9:30 p.m. Friday in a Greenville hospital, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Baptist Church in Greenville.
The Rev. H. B. Gideon and Rev. A. W. Cunningham will officiate and burial will be in the Sullivan Cemetery near Campbell.
The James-Coker-Peters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Ralph Evans, W. D. Lanier, Roy Stapleton, Calvin Stapleton, Omer (Bun) Lyday and Ray Compton.
Mr. McNeely as born Jan. 10, 1896 in Hugh, Okla., and was the son of John McNeely and Maggie Milam McNeely. He was a retired farmer and at the time of his death was residing in Celeste. He had been a member of the Celeste Baptist church for more than 40 years.
Surviving are his wife, the former Euvalena Hatchett, whom he married August 28, 1920; two daughters, Mrs. Joe L. Clack, Paris, and Mrs. W. F. Jernigan, Oklahoma City; two sons, Lee McNeely Serman, and Elmer McNeely, Greenville; eight grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Minnie Attaberry, Antlers, Okla., Mrs. Eula Hatchett, Greenville, and Mrs. Maggie Jones, Hugo, Okla.; three brothers, Curtis McNeely, Big Spring, Johnny McNeely, Dallas, and Elmer McNeely, Hugo, Okla. One son Andrew McNeely preceded him in death.
Greenville Herald-Banner -- January 22, 2001 -- Margie Pauline Miller of Dallas died Friday at Baylor Hospital. Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Peters Funeral Home Chapel in Greenville with Rev. Tommy Miller Jr. officiating. Burial is in Sullivan Cemetery.
The daughter of William Hatchett and Evelyn Hatchett, she was born Sept. 14, 1921 in Oklahoma. In August 1938 she was married to Carl "Chevie" P. Miller in Rockwall.
Mrs. Miller had worked as a drug store sales clerk.
Surviving are her husband of Dallas; a daughter, Bobbie Turk of Dallas; son Tommy Lee Miller of Wyoming; two sisters, Leta Mae Rameriz of Sacramento, Calif. and Dorothy Slocumb of Jacksonville; grandchildren Debra, Robert, David, Tammy, Tommy Lee Jr., Timmy, Aubrey and Shelia and great-grandchildren Joseph, Alex, Sarah Marie, Robert D., Catherine, Aleah, Nicolas, Sarah and Christopher.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Juanita Graham; a brother, W. Theodore Hatchett; sisters Marie, Bessie and Maggie; grand-daughter Tiffany Miller and great-grandson Nicolas Perez.
Greenville Herald-Banner – January 7, 1983 -- Nicolas Edmund Perez, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Nick Perez Jr. of 2606 Finley, Apt. 817, Irving, died Wednesday in a Dallas hospital.
Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Sullivan Cemetery.
Born Dec. 9, 1982 in Grand Prairie, he was the son of Nick C Perez Jr. and Deborah Hodge Perez.
Surviving in addition to his parents are grandparents, Fred and Bobbie Turk of Irving, Nick C. Perez of Hobbs, N.M., Christine Perez of San Diego, Calif. and Raymond Hodge of Kansas; great grandparents, Carl and Margie Miller of Dallas, Mr. and Mrs. Manual Perez of Edinburg and Ellie Mae Hodge of Dallas; brother, Joseph Carl Perez of Irving; and several aunts and uncles.
Sorrells-Peters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Greenville Herald-Banner -- March 27, 1999 -- Mary Frances Potter, 53, of Arlington, 2 p.m. today at Sullivan Cemetery in Campbell. Peters Funeral Home at Greenville in charge.
Campbell -- Graveside services for Dave Junior Rachel of Campbell will be at 2 p.m. today at Sullivan Cemetery in Campbell. Mr. Rachel died Friday in a Commerce hospital.
He was born in Hunt County on July 11, 1921, to Marvin and Myrtie Hudson Rachel. He had been a resident of Campbell for 20 years having moved from Beaumont. Mr. Rachel was a retired cook.
Surviving are his mother, Myrtie Isham of Commerce; brothers Charlie Rachel of Fort Worth and Willie Rachel of Wichita Falls, and sisters Ruby Nolen of Waco, Hettie Armistead of Mesquite, Thelma Holley of Lone Oak and Betty Kennedy of Commerce.
He was preceded in death by his father, two brothers, Lester Rachel and Leon Rachel, and a sister Edna.
Jones Funeral Home is in charge of services.
Greenville Herald-Banner – September 5, 1964 -- Graveside services for Tresa Lynn Rayes, 5-month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Antonia Rayes, 2615 College, will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Sullivan Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Raymond Scott, pastor of St. William's Catholic Church.
Sorrells & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The infant was born April 5, 1964, in Greenville and died unexpectedly Friday at 9:20 a.m.
Surviving are her parents; a brother, Richard Rayes; her grandparents, W. T. Hatchett and Candlara Rayes and Lucia Rayes.
Greenville Herald-Banner -- October 9, 2007 -- Albino "Beno" Reyes, 59 of Greenville passed away Friday in a Dallas hospital. Services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Peters Funeral Home chapel with visitation and rosary at 6 pm. Tuesday.
Greenville Herald-Banner – April 21, 1986 -- Funeral services for Maria Candalaria Lucio Reyes, 70, of RFD 1, are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Williams Catholic Church. She died Saturday morning at her residence.
Peters Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Burial will be in Sullivan Cemetery. Rosary is scheduled for 8 p.m. Monday at the Peters Funeral Home Chapel.
Mrs. Reyes was born to Antonio and Clara Rocha Lucio on Feb. 2, 1916 in Mexico. She married Christino Reyes in 1937 in Reynosa, Mexico.
She was owner of the El Charro Restaurant and a member of the St. Williams Catholic Church.
Survivors include three sons, Albino Reyes, Antonio Reyes and Ruben Reyes, all of Greenville; one sister Miss Felacitas Lucio, of Edinburg; and nine grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1964.
Greenville Herald-Banner – November 22, 2005 -- Ruben Reyes, 56, of Greenville died Saturday at his home.
Graveside services are today at 2 p.m. at Sullivan Cemetery with Pastor Mark Mullins officiating.
He was born on March 1, 1949, in Edinburg.
He is survived by a son, Christopher Reyes of Sulphur Springs; a daughter, Melinda Edmonson of Sulphur Springs; brothers Antonio Reyes and Albino Reyes, both of Greenville; three grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was prededed in death by his mother, Connie Lucio Reyes, and an aunt.
Peters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Greenville Herald-Banner – February 4, 1980 -- Mrs. Anna Bell Shelton, 68, of Route 1, Greenville died Saturday at 7:20 a.m. at her residence. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Ridgecrest Baptist Church with the Rev. Bob Hamilton Officiating. Burial will be in the Sullivan Cemetery.
She was born in Dallas on Dec. 17, 1911 to John R. Bevans and Mellie Williamson Bevans. The former Plano resident was retired from Pig Stand, Inc. and was a member of the Assembly of God Church.
Surviving are sons John Shelton of Denver, Colo., and Joe Shelton of Plano; daughter Mrs. William McNeely of Greenville; brother Emory Bevans of Dallas; sisters, Mrs. Eunice Holub of Plamer and Mrs. Retha Smith of Dallas; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A son, James Bevans, preceded her in death in 1930.
The family will be at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William McNeely, Route 1, Greenville.
Coker-Mathews-Peters Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Greenville Herald-Banner -- January 17, 1988 -- Funeral services for Elmer H. Shelton, 79, of Greenville, are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. today at Ridgecrest Baptist Church. He died Saturday morning at Citizens General Hospital.
Burial will be in Sullivan Cemetery. Dr. Bob Hamilton will officiate.
Mr. Shelton was born to John E. and Fannie Miles Shelton on Aug. 12, 1908, in Jacksboro. A retired E-Systems employee, was a member of the Ridgecrest Baptist Church and the Odd Fellows Lodge.
Survivors include two sons, Joe Shelton of Plano and John E. Shelton of Denver; a daughter, Mrs. Mary McNeely of Greenville; a sister Mrs. Nora Bell of Wichita Falls; 13 grand-children and 19 great-grandchildren.
Nephews will be pallbearers.
Peters Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
The Herald Banner -- Greenville, TX September 19, 2002 -- Georgia F. Shipp, 64, of Campbell, died Tuesday at the local hospital. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. today at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kirk Jones officiating. Burial is in Sullivan Cemetery.
The daughter of Theo E. and Bessie Arnold Dunn, she was born Dec. 28, 1937, in Celeste. On July 3, 1958, she was married to John T. Shipp in Greenville. Mrs. Shipp was a baker. She was a member of Grace Temple Baptist Church and Thursday Night Bowling League of Greenville.
Surviving are her husband of Campbell; mother Bessie Dunn Greer of Greenville; son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Elaine Shipp of Dallas; daughter and son-in-law Vicki and Max Croley of Greenville; a step-brother, Bobby Greer of Mesquite; three sisters, Nelda Hodgson of Greenville, Myrtie Bowers of Celeste and Linda Weeks of Mesquite and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father in 1965 and her step-father, J. R. "Shorty" Greer, in 1998.
The Herald Banner -- Greenville, TX August 18, 2006 -- Bonnie Jean Legg Smith, Age 39, of Lone Oak passed away on August 15, 2006. Bonnie was killed in an automobile accident on Hwy 69, between Greenville and Lone Oak, Texas. A memorial service was held on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at Peters Funeral Home Chapel. Over 300 people attended Bonnie's memorial service.
Bonnie was born on December 15, 1966 in Kalamazoo, Michigan to Sandra Bigelow Legg and Albert Legg. Growing up she was an athlete and a member of 4-H showing horses and sheep. Bonnie moved from Michigan to Texas in 1981. Bonnie graduated from Greenville High School in 1985.
Bonnie was married to David Smith on February 29, 1992, in the Lone Oak Methodist Church.
Bonnie's remains were laid to rest at Sullivan Cemetery, outside of Lone Oak, Texas. She is under the branches of a huge old Oak tree, on a peaceful hill overlooking a quiet pasture.
Her survivors include two sons, Keaton Michael Smith and Kevin Joshua Smith, both of Lone Oak; her mother, Sandra Legg of Greenville; her father, Albert Legg of Greenville; one sister, Teresa Legg Delcambre and husband, Jesse of Commerce; a nephew, Ethan Delcambre of Commerce; and several aunts and uncles and cousins. Bonnie was preceded in death by her material grandparents; Clifford and Shirley Bigelow of Paw Paw, Michigan; and Paul and Mary Legg of Michigan.
Resident of Campbell Community Dies Monday Afternoon
Special to the Herald:
Campbell, Feb. 3 – Dan Sullivan, 69 years of age, life long resident of the Campbell community, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Bayles Earle, six miles south of here at 3:40 o’clock this afternoon following an illness of two years duration.
Mr. Sullivan was born on the on Sullivan home place, south of here and resided in this community most of his life. He was married to Miss Julia Douglas forty-three years ago and to this union one child was born.
He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Bayles Earle, seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Brothers, John Sullivan, of Greenville; W. H. Sullivan, of Campbell and a sister, Mrs. Jones of Munday, Texas.
Funeral arrangements had not been made late Monday but burial will be in the Sullivan Cemetery.
Greenville Herald-Banner – July 1, 1959 – Henry Sullivan, 74, long-time resident of Greenville and well-known butcher and groceryman, died at midnight Tuesday in the Methodist Hospital in Dallas. He was a resident of 2611 Gordon at the time of his death.
Funeral services are pending with Gray Sorrells and Sons Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Born in the Sullivan Community on Aug. 28, 1883, Mr. Sullivan was the son of Bud Sullivan and Nan Morgan Sullivan. He was well known here where he had lived most of his life and was a member of the Central Christian Church. He had been ill for the past month.
Survivors include one son, James Andrew Sullivan of the U. S. Army who is enroute to Japan; three daughters, Miss Margaret Sullivan of Dallas, Lt. (jg) Jean Sullivan, Charlotte, N.C., and Mrs. Anna Alexander, Fort Worth; one brother, Walter Sullivan, Greenville; one grandchild, and several nieces and nephews. His wife, the former Edna Green, preceded him in death, Sept. 3, 1955.
J. P. Sullivan Dies Friday
Nov. 30, 1929
Pioneer Hunt County Resident Dies at Home of Son Here Friday Afternoon
J. P. (Bud) Sullivan, 70 years of age, lifelong resident of Hunt County, died at the home of his son, Grover C. Sullivan, on Church street, at 4:45 o’clock Friday afternoon, following and illness of several weeks duration. He suffered an attack of the heart several weeks ago and his condition gradually grew worse until the end came to relieve his suffering.
Mr. Sullivan was the son of the late Patrick and Nancy Sullivan, early Hunt County settlers, and was born and reared in this county. He was united in marriage to Miss Nan Morgan, October 14, 1880, and to this happy union five children were born, two dying in infancy. The three surviving are Henry and Grover Sullivan, of this city, and Walter Sullivan, of Wichita Falls. Several grandchildren, one sister, three brothers and several nephews and nieces also survive him. His wife preceded him in death some 18 years.
Mr. Sullivan was a noble Christian character and throughout his lifetime was prominent in the upbuilding of this county.
Funeral services will be held at 1 o’clock Sunday afternoon from the home of his son, Grover Sullivan, on East Church street. Services will be conducted by Rev., H. T Money, assisted by Rev. Fred Moore.
Interment will be in the Sullivan Cemetery.
Active pall bearers will be nephews of deceased.
Honorary pall bearers will be all friends and acquaintances of the family.
John Sullivan, 85, Pioneer Farmer of County, Expires
Greenville Evening Banner – March 14, 1939 – John Sullivan, 85, pioneer Hunt county farmer-stockman and a life long resident of this section, died this morning in Terrell where he was being treated. Death climaxed an illness of five weeks’ duration.
Final rites will be observed at the Sullivan cemetery where interment will occur at 3 o’clock Tuesday afternoon. Services will be conducted by Rev. Fred Moore of Campbell.
Pallbearers will be: Benton Wallace, Marvin Chaffin, Robert Weatherly, Charles Akers, Oscan Hamilton and Ides Green.
Mr. Sullivan was born on July 25, 1853 in the Sullivan community 10 miles southeast of Greenville, which was named for members of his family. He resided there and was engaged in farming and stock raising until about ten years ago when he retired and moved to Greenville and had resided here since.
One of the best known and most progressive farmers and stockmen in this section of the state, Mr. Sullivan had hundreds of friends who admired him for his numerous splendid traits. He was a leading citizen in his community and had aided greatly in the progress of the county.
Mr. Sullivan is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Nancy Earle and a son, Tom Sullivan, both of Hunt County, a brother, William Sullivan of Campbell and a sister Mrs. Emma Jones of Haskell, Tx.
Dies at Campbell
Morning Herald – April 17, 1915 – Mrs. Dan Sullivan Passes Away There at 4 O'clock Friday Afternoon
Special to the Herald.
Campbell, Tex., April 16 – Mrs. Dan Sullivan died at her home at this place at four o’clock this afternoon after a long illness with cancer. She was 45 years of age and had resided here for many years. Her husband and one married daughter survive her.
Interment will take place tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock at Sullivan’s School near here.
Feb. 7, 1912
Death of Mrs. Sullivan
Passed Away Yesterday at Her Home Near Campbell
Mrs. J. P. Sullivan died at 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon of meningitis at her home near Campbell. Mrs. Sullivan was sick five days with the disease. She was 51 years old. She was respected and loved by all and was a conscientious Christian, being a member of the Baptist church.
The deceased leaves a husband and three sons, Walter, now with the Naud Burnetts Grocery Co., Henry at McBride’s and Grover at home. She was a sister of ex-Sheriff W. T. Morgan of this city.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 o’clock this afternoon. The family have the sympathy of many friends.
November 10, 1956
Graveside funeral services for Thomas Patrick Sullivan, 68, who died Saturday at 1 p.m. at Vernon, Tex., will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at the Sullivan cemetery with the Rev. Fred Moore in charge.
Mr. Sullivan, a resident of Campbell, was born in the Sullivan community, south of Campbell, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Sullivan. He was raised in the Sullivan community.
Mr. Sullivan is survived by a brother-in-law, Earl Maxwell, Campbell; a nephew, John Earle, Greenville; a niece, Mrs. Fred Dewees, Campbell; two cousins, Walter and Harry Sullivan, Greenville.
The body will be at the Gray-Sorrells Funeral Home until time of services.
Mr. Sullivan died following a lengthy illness.
Greenville Herald-Banner -- August 4, 2008 -- Abna Lee Thompson, 76, of Greenville and formerly of Quinlan and Mesquite, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008, at Briarcliff Health Center. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008, at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Brad Lafavers officiating. Burial is in Sullivan Cemetery. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mr. Thompson was born Sept. 23, 1931, in Hunt County; the son of Ewel Howard and Betty Eula Isham Thompson. He married Rogene McWright on June 23, 1951, in Camden, Ark. Mr. Thompson was a carpenter for the Mesquite Independent School District and member of First Baptist Church of Quinlan. He was president of the Senior Center in Quinlan. Surviving are a son, Rickie Lee Thompson, and wife of Norwich, Conn.; grandson, Chris Gage and wife Kelly of Greenville; brothers, Howard A. Thompson and wife, Ovilla, of Garland, and Michael Thompson and wife Patty of Campbell; sisters, Betty Couch of Quinlan, Barbara Massey and husband Carl of of Greenville, and Doris Swearingin of Greenville; sister-in-law, Margie Little and husband Joe of Quinlan; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; daughter and son-in-law, Vicki Jean and Audie Hughes; two brothers, Hershel Thompson and Burnace Thompson; and a sister, Melba Lindsey. Pallbearers are Ron Cooper, Virgil Hurley, Garrett Lafavers, Dennis Matlock, Don Plumlee and Derek Sneed. Honorary pallbearers are Ray Howey, Leodoldo Martinez and Cullen Smith.
November 21, 2004 -- Betty Ruth Bobo Thompson, 54, of Greenville, died Friday, Nov. 19, 2004 in Greenville. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Hazelip officiating. Burial will be in Sullivan Cemetery.
Born in Wolfe City on March 4, 1950, she was the daughter of Clyde Worth Bobo and Fannie Franks. She married Burnace (Tommy) Thompson in Greenville on June 20, 1969. She worked for Lance for 15 years and for Whataburger. She was a member of the Old Concord Church.
She is survived by her husband, Burnace (Tommy) Thompson of Greenville; brothers, Ray Bobo of Mesquite and Jack Bobo of Macon, GA.; sisters-in-law, Barbara Massey of Greenville, Doris Swearingin of Greenville, and Bettie Couch of Quinlan; brothers-in-law, Lee Thompson of Quinlan, Howard A. Thompson of Garland, Herschel Thompson of Kempner and Mike Thompson of Campbell; nieces, Cheryl LaFavers of Cash, Tammy McKenzie of Wolfe City and Dian Phinny of Lindale; and numerous other nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son, Tommy Dale Thompson; and her grandmother, Florence Franks.
Pallbearers include Jerry Bobo, Jeff McKenzie, John Phinny, Brad LaFavers, Garrett LaFavers, Brad Jacbous, Johnny Smith and Bill Gaulden.
Visitation is scheduled from 6 until 8 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.
Burnace "Tommy" Thompson, 58, of Greenville departed this life to join his heavenly Father on Feb. 13, 2006, at 4 a.m. in hospice care at the V.A. Nursing Center in Bonham.
He, like his heavenly Father, was a carpenter by trade and served 18 years in the carpentry department of the Mesquite Independent School District.
Mr. Thompson was an inspiration to, and was loved by all, including his family, his church family and all who knew him, as he fought a courageous battle with cancer. Even though he was in constant pain, he never once complained.
He was born April 21, 1947, in Hunt County to E. Howard and B. Eula Isham Thompson. Burnace married Betty Ruth Bobo on June 20, 1969, in Greenville.
Burnace served his country in the U. S. Army for two years, working up to the rank of specialist. He went through basic training in Fort Polk, La., and then received his AIT training for carpentry at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. After that he spent 13 months at Lang Ben, Vietnam.
He received the nickname Tommy from his best friend in Vietnam and met his wife, Betty, through correspondence while he served in Vietnam.
He received the National Defense Service Medal, Expert Rifleman, Expert Service Medal, four Bronze Stars, Vietnam Service Medal and the Republic of Vietnam Service Medal.
Surviving are three brothers, Lee Thompson of Quinlan, Howard A. Thompson of Garland, Mike Thompson of Campbell; three sisters, Bettie Couch of Quinlan and Barbara Massey and Doris Swearingin of Greenville; 15 nieces; three nephews; numerous great and great-great-nieces and nephews; a host of friends at Old Concord Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife on Nov. 19, 2004; an infant son, Tommy Dale; his parents; one sister, Melba Lindsey; one brother, Herschel Thompson; and four nieces.
Services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Bill Hazelip and Rev. Brad LaFavers officiating. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Pallbearers are Thomas Sutton, Monty Cupp, Garrett LaFavers, Joe Little, Brad Jacobus, Sam McQueary, James Holley and Josh Holley.
Eula Thompson Entered Into Eternal Rest
Herald Banner, Greenville, TX -- February 4, 1990, Campbell -- Services for Eula Thompson, 79, of Campbell will be at 2:30 p.m. today at the Peters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. B. J. Bell officiating. Burial will be in Sullivan Cemetery.
She died Saturday in a local hospital.
Born May 27, 1910, in Hunt County, she was the daughter of Elzie Lee Isham and Nannie Ellen Hatchett. She married Ewell Howard Thompson on Nov. 22, 1930. She was a homemaker and a member of Campbell First Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, of Campbell; mother, Nannie Isham of Greenville; five sons, Lee Thompson of Mesquite, Howard Thompson of Garland, Burnace Thompson of Caddo Mills, Herschel Thompson of Farmersville, and Mike Thompson of Campbell; four daughters, Bettie Couch of Quinlan, Barbara Massey of Greenville, Melba Lindsey of Campbell, and Doris Swearingin of Greenville; one brother, Jasper Isham of Dallas; one sister, Rosie Adams of Greenville; 21 grandchildren; and 39 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father and four grandchildren.
Dallas Morning News, December 6, 2008 -- Howard Andrew Thompson, born May 28, 1933, passed away December 4, 2008. Preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Eula Thompson, 3 brothers, 1 sister and 1 son. He was a member of Orchard Hills Baptist Church and a Master Mason of Lodge #441. Howard is survived by his wife, Ovella Thompson and children Judy and Jerry Bedison, Jody and Bonnie Thompson, Mike and Letty McIver, Linda Jo McIver, and James and Cathy McIver, also survived by 15 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Visitation 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, December 6, 2008, Eastgate Funeral Home, services 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 8, 2008, Eastgate Funeral Home, interment, Sullivan Cemetery.
June 28, 1992 -- Funeral services for Howard Thompson of Campbell will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Peters Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Sullivan Cemetery.
Mr. Thompson died Sunday in a Dallas hospital. He was born Nov. 25, 1911 in the Shady Grove Community, the son of W. A. "Bud" and Josephine Crump Thompson. He married Eula Isham on Nov. 22, 1930, in Hunt County. He was a Baptist and was a farmer and heavy equipment operator.
Survivors include five sons, Lee Thompson of Dallas, Burnace Thompson of Greenville; Howard Thompson of Garland, Herschel Thompson of Farmersville and Mike Thompson of Commerce; three daughters, Bettie Couch of Quinlan, Barbara Massey of Greenville, Doris Swearingin of Greenville; three brothers, Dave Thompson of Tyler, Burrell Thompson of Tuscon, Ariz., and Bill Thompson of Greenville; three sisters, Vera Apple and Nora Hooten of Greenville and Nora Jo Reznick of Houston; 18 grandchildren and 48 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Thompson was preceded in death by his wife in 1990, a daughter, Melba Lindsey in 1990; one brother, two sisters and four grandchildren.
The family will receive visitors at Peters Funeral Home 7-8:30 p.m. today.
January 16, 1983 -- Mrs. Rogene Thompson, 52, of 1212 Powell Rd., Mesquite, died Friday at her home.
Funeral service is pending with Coker-Mathews Funeral Home. Burial will be in Sullivan Cemetery.
Born July 30, 1930 in Hunt County, she was the daughter of Floyd and Pearl Parish McWright. Mrs. Thompson was a Baptist.
Surviving are her husband, Lee Thompson of Mesquite; mother Pearl Latimer of Greenville; son, Ricky Lee Thompson who is stationed in San Diego with the U. S. Navy; daughter, Vicki Chapin of Commerce; sister Margie Little of Greenville; and four grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two grandchildren.
Graveside services for Tommy Dale Thompson, infant son of Mrs. and Mrs. Burnace Thompson of 4305 McKinney St., will be at 4 p.m. today at the Sullivan Cemetery near Campbell with the Rev. Raymond Diggs officiating.
He was born May 31, 1970, in Greenville. His mother is the former Betty Bobo.
Survivors include the parents; and grandparents, Mrs. and Mrs. Clyde Bobo of Wolfe City and Mrs. and Mrs. Howard Thompson of Campbell.
Owens Funeral Home in Wolfe City is in charge of the arrangements.
Greenville Herald Banner - September 14, 2005 - Bobbie Jean Turk, 62, of Dallas died peacefully in her sleep Sept. 12, 2005. She had been residing with her daughter in Haltom City following a courageous struggle with cancer.
She was born Bobbie Jean Miller to Carl Porter Miller and Margie Pauline Hatchet in Lone Oak on July 31, 1943. She married Fred David Turk in September of 1967.
Bobbie was preceded in death by her husband in January 2001, her mother, Margie Miller just two days later; a sister, Juanita Pauline Graham, in March 1979;and a grandson, Nicolas Edmund Perez, in 1983.
Bobbie is survived by her father, Carl P. Miller, formerly of Dallas; a daughter, Deborah Hodge of Haltom City, sons Robert Hodge of Seagoville and David Turk of Morrison, Colo.; and a brother, Tommy Miller Sr. of Osage, Wyo. Bobbie was blessed with eight grandchildren, Joseph Perez of Haltom City, Alexander Perez, currently serving in the U.S. Army in Iraq, Sarah Hodge and Robbie Hodge of Seagoville, Christopher Hodge of Ohio, Catherine Villarreal of San Diego, Calif., and Aleah Turk of California, and a great-granddaughter, Peyton Taylor Villarreal of San Diego, Calif.
Chapel services are at Peters Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Thursday with Rev. Tommy Miller, Jr. and Rev. James Slocumb officiating. Graveside services will follow at Sullivan Cemetery.
The family will receive visitors today from 1 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Greenville Herald-Banner -- January 23, 2001 -- Freddie David Turk of Dallas died Jan. 13 in Pine Hill Terrace Nursing Home in Jefferson. Funeral services were Jan. 16 at Peters Funeral Home Chapel in Greenville with Rev. Jim Slocumb officiating. Burial was in Sullivan Cemetery.
The son of Aubrey Tarleton Turk and Edna Jarrett Turk, he was born May 12, 1943 in Dallas. On Sept. 29, 1967 he married Bobbie Miller in Dallas, Mr. Turk was an office manager for Refrigeration System.
Surviving are his wife of Dallas; sons Robert Hodge of Seagoville, David Turk of Colorado and Aubrey Turk of Dallas; two daughters, Deborah Hodge of Haltom City and Sheila Turk of Dallas; a brother Kennan Turk of Plainview and grandchildren Joseph Perez, Alex Perez, Sarah Hodge, Robert D. Hodge, Catherine McClard, Aleah Turk and Christopher Shan Hodge.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Jack Turk and one grandson, Nicolas Perez.
GREENVILLE MORNING HERALD, SAT, 26 NOV 1949 -- Stillborn infant son of Loyd Wade and Louise Holliday Wade was laid to rest today at Sullivan Cemetery. He was the grandson of Mr. & Mrs. R. A. Holliday of Greenville and Mr. & Mrs. R. W. Wade. He is survived by sisters, Sandra Jean Wade, Mary Katherine Wade and Lou Ann Wade and one brother, Thomas Loyd Wade, all of the home.
Funeral services provide by James Coker Peters Funeral Home, service officiated by Rev. Joe Newby.
Greenville Herald-Banner -- December 18, 1976 -- Graveside services for Stormy Lynn Warren, infant daughter born Friday to Robert Ray and Deborah D. Parish Warren, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Sullivan Cemetery with the Rev. Bob Layman officiating.
The infant died Friday at Citizens General Hospital.
Survivors are her parents of Greenville; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Parish and Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Warren of Greenville; and great grandparents, Mrs. Bertha Freeman of Greenville, Mr. and Mrs. Kennon Grant of Dallas and Clyde Warren of California.
Coker-Mathews-Peters Funeral Home is in charge of services.
J. R. Wharton Dies Sunday
Greenville Morning Herald -- Tuesday, February 29, 1944 -- J. R. Wharton, prominent resident of the Sullivan community, died at 10:15 o'clock Sunday night at the home of his son, John Wharton, 3004 Wesley Street.
Funeral arrangements are pending the arrival of relatives.
John Rushing Wharton, was born in Woodbury, Tenn. He came to Texas when a young man and in 1913 moved to Hunt County from West Texas, locating in the Sullivan community. He had been a successful farmer throughout his residence here and was one of the most prominent citizens of that section of the county.
He had been a member of the Baptist Church for many years and was also a member of Fred Ende Lodge IOOF.
He is survived by his widow, one son, John Wharton, Greenville; and three daughters, Mrs. D. W. Hooker, New Gulf, Texas; Mrs. Maul Klund, Kensington, Md.; and Mrs. Ann Kelber, New York City; one brother, Sam Wharton, Greenville, and two sisters, Mrs. Ann Macon, and Mrs. Lyda Gray, Woodbury, Tenn.
Mrs. Katie Wharton Expires Saturday
Greenville Morning Herald -- Sunday, March 2, 1952 -- Mrs. Katie Wharton, 72, a resident of Greenville since 1919, died in a local hospital at 12:33 p.m. Saturday shortly after suffering a stroke.
Mrs. Wharton collapsed in the backyard of her home in Mineral Heights just before noon. She was found by a neighbor, who called for an ambulance. Mrs. Wharton died shortly after being admitted to the hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Gray-Sorrells Chapel, with Dr. Richard H. Poss officiating. Burial will be in Sullivan Cemetery near Campbell. The body will rest at the funeral home.
Mrs. Wharton was born at Waxahachie on April 11, 1879, the daughter of John and Maud Conner Coleman. She was married to J. R. Wharton on April 18, 1900, in Waxahachie, and they came to Hunt County in 1913. Until 1919, when they moved to Greenville, they lived at Campbell.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, John C. Wharton of this city; three daughters, Mrs. Ann Kelber of New York City, Mrs. Maud Klund of Dallas and Mrs. Ella Hooker of West Columbia, Tex.; two sisters, four brothers and seven grandchildren. Her husband preceded her in death on February 27, 1944.
Greenville Herald-Banner -- September 17, 1994 -- Services for Charlie Lee Williams will be 2 p.m. today at Peters Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Sullivan Cemetery.
A resident of Dallas, he died Thursday in a Dallas Hospital.
Mr. Williams was born May 29, 1908 in Campbell. In l944, he married Edna Arnold. He was a U. S. Army veteran, serving in World War II and worked for the maintenance department of the Dallas County Hospital District. He was a member of I.O.O.F.--DAV--Buddies Chapter 11 and was a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife; son; Eddie Lee Williams of Dallas; and a granddaughter, Keri Leeann Williams of Goree.