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    MINTER, Samuel Wayne undefined, 1941 – undefined, 2019

    Samuel Wayne Minter, 78, of Greenville, TX passed away on September 20, 2019. He was born on March 12, 1941 to Carl and Bernice Minter in Seminole, OK. Samuel enjoyed collecting knives, going to flea markets and yard and estate sales, he loved to witness for his church. Samuel is survived by his loving wife, Janis Minter; Son, Carl Minter; daughters, Linda Jones and her husband James and Kayte Minter; grandchildren, Ginny Dixon and her husband Chris, Thomas, Tim, Michael and Keasha Lowery; great grandchildren, Morgan, Lexie, and Clark; great great grandchild, Kolten; sisters, Sue Presley and Joan Jones; sister in law, Lou Hamilton; brother in law Jackie Hamilton. Samuel…

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    HUMPHRIES, Jimmy

    Jimmy Andrew Humphries, 88, of Greenville, passed away on Sept. 20, 2019 in Greenville. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Monday, Sept. 23, 2019 at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ben McGraw officiating. Burial will be in Memoryland Memorial Park. Visitation will be 1 p.m. until service time. Mr. Humphries was born in Lubbock, Texas to Leonard R. Humphries and Meda E. Mayner on Oct. 11, 1930. He married Mary Burns Humphries on June 3, 1965 in Sulphur Springs, Texas. He was a Veteran of the United States Army and worked a Manager of Materials at E-Systems in Greenville. He is survived by his wife, Mary Humphries; sister, Jo…

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    RAY JONES, Martha

    Martha Jane Ray Jones, 80, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 at her residence in Greenville, Texas. A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Family Fellowship with Kenny Stone officiating. Martha was born on Dec. 12, 1938 to Elmer Paul Ray and Lucille Florence Williams in Lubbock, Texas. Martha was a faithful member of Wesley United Methodist Church. Martha was a retired bookkeeper. Martha is survived by daughter Sabrina Key and husband Joe of Greenville, TX, daughter Carla Sexton and husband David of Kalamazoo, MI., son Doug Jones and wife Gina of Ashburn, VA., son Mike Jones and wife…

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    STEPHENSON, Tommy

    Tommy Dale Stephenson, 73, of Quitman, Texas passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, in Grand Saline, Texas. He was born in Commerce, Texas on May 28, 1946, to Marvin William Stephenson and Grace Lou Perkins Stephenson. The family will receive friends at a visitation from 1-2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Commerce Funeral Home, with the funeral and graveside services immediately following. Tommy graduated from Commerce High School in 1964, and graduated from East Texas State University with a Bachelor Degree in History and Master of Science in Education in 1970. He enjoyed coaching high school football and teaching Social Studies and History for a total of 28…

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    GAFFNEY, Rev. John

    Rev. John L. Gaffney, 67, of Bonham and formerly of Ladonia, departed this life on Sept. 14, 2019. His homegoing services will be held Sept. 21, 2019 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Ladonia, 301 E. Main St. in Ladonia. Visitation is Friday, Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Love & Integrity Funeral Services, 4900 King St. in Greenville.

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    Hallam, Lilli

    Lilli Hallam, 68, of Quinlan, TX passed away on Sept. 15, 2019 arrangements are pending with Lynch Funeral Service in Greenville, TX.

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    RILEY, Donald

    Donald E. Riley, 91, of Greenville, Texas, passed away on Sept. 15, 2019 in McKinney, Texas. A graveside service will be 2:15 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 at D/FW National Cemetery with Mr. Clint Jones officiating. Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home. Mr. Riley was born Aug. 9, 1928 in Mitchell, South Dakota to Vern Riley and Eva Lowrie. He married Ruth Margaret Koenig in Muscatine, Iowa on July 29, 1950. He was a veteran of the United States Army and worked for Rock Island Arsenel- Illinois. He was a member of Family Fellowship. He is survived by his daughter, Charlene Francisco and husband, Mel of Greenville;…

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    Champion, Irving

    Irving Champion, passed away on September 13, 2019. He was born February 20, 1950, in Greenville TX, to Berneather Joyce Collins and Clyde C. Champion. Irving grew up and lived in Greenville, until 1984, when he became a resident of Athens, TX. A visitation will be held from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on 09-21-2019 at Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, in Athens, TX. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on 09-21-2019 at Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 837 North Prairieville Street, Athens, TX, 75751

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    MCKEE, Ann

    Ann McKee, 99, formerly of Dallas, passed away on September 9, 2019 in Richardson. Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Monday, September 16, 2019 at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home, Greenville, Texas. A graveside service will follow at 11:15 a.m. at Memoryland Memorial Park in Greenville with Mr. Rickie Jenkins officiating. A memorial service is scheduled for 2:30 p.m., Sunday, September 22, 2019 at Campbell Road Church of Christ in Garland.

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    WATERS SMITH, Debra

    Debra “Duma” Jean Waters Smith was born in Dallas, Texas on May 3, 1961. She was the daughter of the late L.P. Waters and Erma Jean Waters Caldwell. Debra graduated from Greenville High School in May 1979. After graduation Debra had the opportunity to travel to Germany where she met her husband of 38 years, William Smith. In their union, two beautiful daughters were born, Sheena and Leslie. Debra continued her education and received her bachelor’s in business from East Texas State University (Texas A&M-Commerce). She was a member of the Goodwill Baptist Church, serving in any capacity. She worked in the Greenville Independent School District for several years prior…

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    WINTERS, Melba

    Melba Joy Winters, 86, of Hurst, Texas, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 in Greenville. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 13 in Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Terry Bryan officiating. Interment will follow in McWright Cemetery. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until service time, Friday. Mrs. Winters was born in Greenville, Texas on Dec. 9, 1932. She was the daughter of William Henry Williams and Mary Morrison Williams. She married Nathaniel Winter on Nov. 25, 1969 in Greenville. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Arlington where she was in the Master Singers at the church and was a volunteer at Mission Arlington. Survivors include…

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    MITCHELL HENSLEE, Donna

    Funeral Services for Mrs. Donna Gail Mitchell Henslee, 71, of Celeste, are scheduled for 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 13, 2019 at the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Chapel at Leonard. Charles Wrenn will officiate. Burial will be in the Hogeye/Celeste Cemetery. Family visitation and viewing are scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 from 6-8 p.m. Donna was born Dec. 7, 1947 in Sulphur Springs, Texas. Her parents were Hudy Elvis and Mary Katherine Payne Mitchell. She married Mike Henslee April 20, 1964 in Leonard. She was a member of the Church of Christ and was retired from being the Celeste City Secretary. She passed away Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 at the Medical City…

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    USSERY, Gary

    A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Gary Fredrick Ussery, 69, of Greenville, is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019 at the Higher Trails Church, located at 5544 FM 903, Celeste, Texas 75423. Pastor Randy Bird and Pastor Brett Bird will officiate. Gary was born November 29, 1949 at Greenville to Ervin and Aline Young Ussery. He was a 1970 graduate of Greenville High School. He married Wanda Kay Newman July 24, 1970 in Celeste. Both Gary and Wanda passed away due to injuries sustained during a tragic automobile accident in Greenville, Texas. He was retired from R & M Vending, and was a member of the Higher…

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    NEWMAN USSERY, Wanda

    A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Wanda Kay Newman Ussery, 67, of Greenville, is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019 at the Higher Trails Church, located at 5544 FM 903, Celeste, Texas 75423. Pastor Randy Bird and Pastor Brett Bird will officiate. Wanda was born July 2, 1952 in Greenville to Albert and Sarah Newman. She was a 1970 graduate of Celeste High School. She married Gary Fredrick Ussery July 24, 1970 in Celeste. She was a homemaker and a member of the Higher Trails Church of Celeste. Both Wanda and Gary passed away due to injuries sustained during a tragic automobile accident in Greenville, Texas. She…

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    FERRELL, SR., W.C.

    W.C. Ferrell, Sr., 90, passed away Sept. 5, 2019. A memorial service with military honors will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at 11 a.m. in Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service time. He was preceded in death by parents W.W. Ferrell and Alsie Ferrell, six sisters and two brothers. He is survived by wife Margaret A. Ferrell, daughter Frela A. Ferrell, son W.C. Ferrell, Jr. and daughter-in-law Lisa Ferrell. He is also survived by grandchildren: Caitlin Ferrell, Forrest Ferrell, W.C. Ferrell III and wife Graciela Ferrell, and Aaron Ferrell; great-grandchildren: Cayden and Easton Carlton Ferrell; and siblings Florence Martin and…

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    REEVES, Adele

    Adele Monica Reeves, 93, died Sept. 4, 2019 at Briarcliff Health Center in Greenville, TX. She was born Nov. 7, 1925 to Frank and Agnes Harold in Rochester, NY. Adele was a homemaker and later co-owner of Taylor Rental Co. in San Antonio. She was a lifelong Catholic and member of Saint Francis of Assisi Church in San Antonio. She moved to Greenville in 2015 to be closer to her daughter. Adele lived in New York, California, New Hampshire and Texas. She had a lifelong appreciative eye for architecture and antiques. A voracious reader, she was content as long as she had stacks of library books to keep her company.…

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    Wiler, Thomas

    Thomas Wiler, 85, of Quinlan, passed away Sept. 6, 2019. Funeral services are 10 a.m., Sept. 9 at First United Methodist Church-Quinlan. Burial will be in Brashear Cemetery. Visitation will be 3-5 p.m. Sunday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

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    Tate, Doris

    Doris Elaine Tate of Greenville died Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center-Centennial in Frisco, Texas. Memorial Services are pending with Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

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    Billingslea, Bradley

    Anchorage, Alaska Bradley Brunson Billingslea passed away peacefully on August 10, 2019, at his home. He was born July 30, 1949, in Paris, Tx., the son of Joe Billingslea and Marie. Bradley graduated from Greenville High School and served in the Airforce, which brought him to Alaska in 1977. In 1980 he joined the Anchorage Police Department and retired after 26 years of service. Bradley enjoyed fine cigars, golfing, motorcycle riding and jumping out of perfectly good airplanes. Bradley is survived by his son Todd Billingslea, son Bradley Billingslea and his wife Nicole, Daughter-in-Law Laren Billingslea, as well as seven grandchildren, his beloved sister Diane, many nieces and nephews; along…

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    GILSTRAP, Ramel

    Ramel Gilstrap, 28 of Greenville, was born on Aug. 14, 1991 to the parentage of Monique Gilstrap and Patrick Sherman. He was the twin brother of Raheem Gilstrap. He attended Carver Elementary School and Greenville High School. Ramel was known as a hair stylist, a close friend to several with a creative, funny and loving personality. He departed this life on Sept. 2, 2019. Leaving to cherish his memories, his mother and stepfather, Monique & Erick Smith; his father Patrick Sherman; siblings Raheem Gilstrap, Nicholas (Geneva) Gilstrap, Tarik (Cyrene) Smith, Ea’akiya Smith, Drekieston Washington, Devonta Sherman, Patrick Sherman Jr., Beatrick Sherman, Patrice Sherman; grandparents Martha Gilstrap, Dametris Sherman, and Don…

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    MCCULLAR, Addrenna

    Addrena was born Feb. 9, 1935 to Mr. John and Rosetta Self in Texarkana, Texas. She united with Wesley Chapel CME Church shortly after relocating to Greenville. After graduating from high school, Addrena became a licensed masseuse and later retired from the Greenville YMCA after years of service. She learned braille in school and loved to read her books (her bible and children’s story books were her favorite). Children and adults were fascinated to watch her read her braille books. She would often say “Who says I can’t see?” She was a strong person who was full of faith. She departed this life on Aug. 30, 2019, walking hand in…

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    MCELHANON, Billy

    Billy McElhanon, 91, of Greenville, Texas passed away on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019 in Greenville. He was born in Clark County Arkansas, on Jan. 26, 1928 the son of Paul and Lillie Free McElhanon. Bill married Vinita Prater in Oklahoma on Aug. 13, 1950. She preceded him in death. Those left to cherish his memory are sons, Jackie McElhanon (Melissa), James Eugene McElhanon (Gayle), Robert Wayne McElhanon; grandchildren, Jason McElhanon, Meagan McElhanon, Sean McElhanon, Adam McElhanon, Natalie Mosrie, John Paul McElhanon, Justin McElahnon; two great-grandchildren; sister, Betty McElhanon Payne. Bill was preceded in death by his sister, Lois M. Suttee; brothers, James Charles McElhanon and Robert McElhanon. Visitation will be…

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    DOOLEY HIDLER, Pam

    Pam Dooley Hidler, 62, of Greenville passed away on Sept. 2, 2019, at Hunt Regional Medical Center. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Coker-Mathews Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Robert Cook officiating. Interment will follow at Prairie Valley Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday evening. Born July 23, 1957, in Greenville, Pam was the daughter of the late J.B. and Virginia (Harris) Dooley of Lone Oak. She married Robert A. Hidler on April 18, 1980 in Lawton, Oklahoma. She was an employee of Hunt Regional Medical Center for 43 years, retiring in December 2018. She was a member of Prairie Valley…

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    Hidler, Pam

    Pam Hidler, 62, of Greenville, passed away Sept. 2, 2019. Funeral services will be at the chapel of Coker-Mathews Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Friday. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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    Yager, Mack

    Greenville, TexasMcKenzie “Mack” Yager, 76, of Greenville, Texas passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on September 1, 2019. Born to parents McKenize R. & Margaret Yager on February 17, 1943. Mack is survived by his wife of 36 years Sandy Yager; son Mack L. Yager; sister Signe Yager; two granddaughters; one great grandson; two great granddaughters; one niece, and life long friends Irv and Penny Goodroad, along with a host of loving relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by two nephews and his parents. Mack lived a fulfilling life, serving in the United States Air Force for most of his career, he also put in 20…

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    THOMPSON, Wanda

    Wanda Thompson, 85, of Quinlan, passed away on Aug. 31, 2019 in Quinlan. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., September 5 at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Steve Bishop officiating. Burial will be in Wieland Cemetery. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until service time. Mrs. Thompson was born Dec. 24, 1933 in Caddo Mills, Texas to James Merchant Williams and Era Jewel Roberts. She married Charlie B. Thompson on June 20, 1964 in Quinlan, Texas. Her work history included Quinlan city secretary, Temco, and gift shop owner. Her greatest passion was being a teacher and artist of oil painting. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Quinlan,…

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    Kusewitt, James

    James Louis Kusewitt, 88, of Greenville, passed away Aug. 31, 2019. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 7, at 2 p.m. at United Presbyterian Church. Services are under the direction of Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.

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    NIX, Hoyt

    Hoyt Curren Nix, 89, passed away Aug. 31, 2019, at Texas Health Hospital in Fort Worth. Funeral: 10:30 a.m. today at Western Hills Church of Christ, Fort Worth. Interment: Memoryland Memorial Park, Greenville. Visitation: was held Monday, 6 to 8 p.m. in Greenwood Chapel, Fort Worth. Hoyt was born to Julius H. and Una K. Nix in Celeste, Texas on Oct. 6, 1929. He graduated from Celeste High School in 1949 and married Janell Kilman of Jacobia on Aug. 5, 1949. In 1952, Hoyt founded Nix Electric in Lubbock, Texas. He was a faithful member of Caprock, Indiana Ave., and Kingsridge Church of Christ in Lubbock for 50 years before…

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    KILLGORE, Mary

    Mary Evelyn Killgore, 91, of Greenville, passed away Sept. 1, 2019 in Greenville. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 4, at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Matt Beasley and Rev. Joe Ramsey officiating. Burial will be in Brigham Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Killgore was born on Oct. 28, 1927 in Hopkins County, Texas to John Phillip Regan and Mary Naomi Leftwich Regan. She married Leslie Leon Killgore on March 22, 1952 in Houston, Texas. She was a homemaker and a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church. She is survived by her sons, Ron Purdy and wife, Lisa of…

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    ANDREWS, Robert

    Robert Leonard Andrews, 97, passed away Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 in Greenville. Funeral Services will be 2 p.m., Tuesday, September 3 at Coker Matthews funeral home chapel with Jim Crain and Frank Morgan officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, 1 p.m. until service time. Robert was a member of Creekside church of Christ. He was born Aug. 26, 1922 in Grove, Oklahoma to Albert Sidney Andrews and Ida Langford Andrews. He married Crystal Crain at the Tenth & Rockford church of Christ in Tulsa, Oklahoma May 1, 1954. He was a navigator in the U. S. Air force during WWII. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in…

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    Watts, Howard

    Quinlan, TexasHoward Watts, passed away on Aug. 27, 2019. was born on September 8, 1938 in Marshall, TX to Howard Edward Watts and Helen Hall Watts. They lived in Marshall before moving to San Antonio where Howard attended high school. Howard attended Texas Tech where he met his wife, Anne Watts. They were married nearly 50 years before Anne passed away in 2013. Howard was in the National Guard prior to attending college. After he graduated from Texas Tech with a degree in Electrical Engineering, he and Anne moved to Dallas where he worked at Texas Instruments for several years. After TI, he became an Electrical Engineering teacher at Skyline…

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    SMITH, David

    David Michael Smith, 58, passed away Aug. 26, 2019 in Lone Oak, Texas. A funeral service is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 30, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. in the chapel of Coker-Mathews Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Cook officiating, Burial will follow in Hooker Ridge Cemetery in Rains County. Mr. Smith was born on Jan. 24, 1961 in Greenville, Texas to Dorothy Gillham Smith and Roy Smith. He graduated from Lone Oak High School in 1979. Mr. Smith was a farmer and rancher and loved what he did. He lived his entire life in Lone Oak. He was a hard worker and loving and caring father. Mr. Smith is survived by…

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    Turner, Charlotte

    Charlotte Turner, 72, of Greenville, passed away on Aug. 27, 2019 at her residence. A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, August 31 at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel.

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    ADAMS, Peggy

    Peggy Marie Adams, 85, passed away on Aug. 27, 2019 in Garland, Texas. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Friday, August 30 at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Preacher Ken Hope and Chaplain Mike Middlebrooks officiating. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until service time. Burial will be in Clinton Cemetery. Peggy Marie Combs was born on Dec. 14, 1933 to James Thomas and Mittie Combs in Clinton, Texas. She was a graduate of Bland High School. Peggy was baptized into Christ at the age of 14. Peggy married Carl M. Adams on Dec. 8, 1952 in San Diego, California where he was a marine. Together they had four children, Teresa…

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    Erickson, Margery

    Quinlan, TexasMargery Trenary Erickson (92), loving wife of Roy Erickson and mother of four sons, died Saturday, August 24th in Greenville, Texas. Margery was born on September 20, 1926 to Clarence and Catherine Trenary in Vernon Township, Kay County (Peckham), Oklahoma. She graduated from Pawhuska High School before joining the war effort fabricating aircraft at the Beechcraft plant in Wichita, Kansas. She was one of the many thousands of “Rosie the Riveters” during World War II. After the war she married James D. Satterwhite in Wichita, Kansas. Four sons resulted from this union, James D. Satterwhite, Jr. of Greenville, Gerry L. Satterwhite of Cash, Richard A. Satterwhite of Quinlan and…

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    THOMAS, Mary

    Mary Catherine Thomas, 73, formerly of Greenville, TX passed away on Aug. 25, 2019 in Cedar Park, TX. She was born on Sept. 27, 1945 to the late Ralph and Lorene Mahan in Texarkana, TX. She received an associate’s degree in medical technology from Texarkana Junior College, and worked at St. Michael’s Hospital until 1975. She married Joseph (Jay) A. Thomas on Sept. 6, 1975, and was a homemaker for many years. Later, she earned a bachelor of science degree in anthropology from the University of Utah in and enjoyed working in the Natural History Museum and on various archaeological digs in UT. In Greenville, TX, she owned and operated…

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    Simpson, Robert

    Robert Dempsey Simpson, 90, passed away in Fair Oaks Ranch, TX, July 15, 2019. He is survived by wife, Kathryn Jean, two sons, two daughters, a sister. His funeral was held in Boerne, TX on July 18.

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    BEACHUM, Jonathan

    Jonathan W. Beachum, 48, of Greenville departed this life on Aug. 21, 2019. His homegoing services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 11 a.m. at Greater Rose of Sharon COGIC, 3511 Salem St. in Greenville, TX. Public visitation will be held Tuesday, Aug. 27 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Love & Integrity Funeral-Cremation Services, 4900 King St. in Greenville, TX. Services planned with Love & Integrity Funeral-Cremation Service.