ROBERT “BOB” TUGGLE
MYRA — Services for Robert “Bob” Tuggle, 82, of Myra, are set for 2 p.m. Thursday at Clement-Keel Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Black of Grand Avenue Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Reed Cemetery under the direction of the Clement-Keel Funeral Home of Gainesville.
Mr. Tuggle died Nov. 4, 2007, at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth.
He was born Jan. 4, 1925, in Cooke County to Sam and Minnie (Tucker) Tuggle. On Feb. 19, 1944, he married Irlene Pitman in Marietta, Okla. He attended Myra Baptist Church. He enlisted in the United States Army in May 1944 for World War II. He participated in the Rhineland and Central Europe Battles and Campaigns, receiving the Bronze Star. He worked in the oil fields as a pumper most of his life. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and dominoes. He also was a bee keeper.
Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Bobbye and Choice Stephens of Valley View, Chita and Richard Whittington of Thackerville, Okla., and Vicki and Gary Boaz of Myra; son and daughter-in-law, Robby and Joyce Tuggle of Leo; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; sisters, Frankie Hamilton of Whitesboro, Mildred Pitman of Saint Jo, Frances Parsons of Saint Jo; and brother, V.R. Tuggle of Nocona.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Robert Samuel Tuggle; brothers, Hugh Lee Tuggle, Aubrey “Hocker” Tuggle, Jack Tuggle, and Arthur Tuggle.
Pallbearers are grandsons, Scott Stephens, Steven Whittington, Steven Boaz, Josh Tuggle, Jacob Tuggle, Scott Vogel, Greg McReynolds and Jeremy Arrington.
Visitation will be at the Clement-Keel Funeral Home from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
MICHAEL D. COLEMAN
Memorial services with full military honors for Michael D. Coleman, 54, are set for 11 a.m. Saturday at the Main Post Chapel on Fort Huachuca. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hatfield Funeral Home.
Mr. Coleman, a 1-year resident of Hereford, Ariz., died Monday, Oct. 29, 2007, at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center. He was born Oct. 12, 1953, in Modesto, Calif., to Donald and Tommie Coleman.
He served his country in the Army, retiring after 20 years of service at the rank of sergeant first class.
Survivors include his wife of 12 years, Margery Sue McCrystal of Hereford; sons, Michael Dwayne Coleman Jr. of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Brian Coleman of Pasadena, Md.; daughters, Ashley Coleman and Kirsten Coleman, both of McMinnville, Ore.; father, Donald Coleman of Gainesville; brothers, William Coleman, Robert Coleman, Donald Coleman Jr. and Larry Tyner; sisters, Paula Coleman, Connie Parker, Diane Tyner and Barbara Tyner; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Tommi; and sister, Janice.
ROY LEE RIGGS
Memorial service for Roy Lee Riggs, 57, of Gainesville are set for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Faith Lutheran Church with Pastor Scott Sundbye officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home of Gainesville.
Mr. Riggs died Nov. 3, 2007, at his residence.
He was born Sept. 21, 1950, in Tipton, Okla., to F.A. “Dee” and Christine Gamage Riggs. On May 19, 2001, he married Mary Frinchaboy in Sacramento, Calif.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Riggs of Gainesville; mother, Christine Riggs of Gainesville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Andy and Marleen Riggs of Westminster, Md., Arvie and Carol Riggs of Santa Clara, Calif., Bob and Darlene Riggs of Gordonville, Jerry and Mary Riggs of Gainesville, and David and Kathy Riggs of Ardmore, Okla.; brother, Johnny Riggs of Gainesville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Connie and Wilbur Canada of Lone Grove, Okla., and Mary and Leon Huneycutt of Whitesboro; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, F.A. “Dee” Riggs and by a brother, Tom Riggs.
No visitation is planned.
Memorial contributions may be made to Home Hospice of Cooke County; P.O. Box 936; Gainesville, TX 76241-0936.
You may sign the online registry at www.geojcarroll.com.
Services for Dane Bezner, 16, of Gainesville are pending with the Geo. J Carroll & Son Funeral Home of Gainesville.
Mr. Bezner died Nov. 5, 2007, at Baylor Medical Center.
Survivors include his parents, Paul and Donna Bezner of Gainesville.
You may sign the online registry at www.geojcarroll.com.
SADLER — Services for Joe Vannoy, 82, are pending with Meador Funeral Home in Whitesboro.
Mr. Vannoy died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007, at his home in Sadler.
MICHAEL RAYMOND “MIKE” WILLIAMS
Services for Michael Raymond “Mike” Williams, 46, of Denton are set for 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Huff Funeral Home Chapel in Pilot Point with the Rev. Norman Parker and Rev. Luther Slay officiating. Burial will follow at Pilot Point Community Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mr. Williams died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007, at his home in Denton.
Mike was born Feb. 24, 1961, in McKinney to Kenneth Williams and Kathy Williams Branum. He was a programming analyst for McKesson Corporation of Carrollton. He was affiliated with the Denton Bible Church.
Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Hope Williams of Denton; daughter and son-in-law, Chasidy and Brian Mraz of Krum; mother and step-father, Kathy and Elwood Branum of Pilot Point; three grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Christy and Jack Martin of Justin; step-brother, Perry Branum and his wife, Michele of Haslet; step-sister, Penny Delernett and husband, David of Pilot Point; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Williams.
DOROTHY MARGARET NIXON
ATHENS — Services for Dorothy Margaret Nixon, 79, of Athens are set for 10 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of the Cooper Funeral Home of Athens with Dr. Rocky Weatherford officiating. Burial will follow in the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery in Grand Prairie.
Mrs. Nixon died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007, in Athens.
She was born March 23, 1928, in Gainesville to her parents, Joe and Hallie Smith Woods. She married Jack Nixon in 1951 and they made their home in Vernon. They moved to Athens in 1960 where she was employed for more than 40 years as a licensed vocational nurse with the East Texas Medical Center. She enjoyed oil painting and spending time with her family. She was a member of the Fellowship Baptist, formerly the West Athens Baptist Church.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Mike Cole of Midlothian; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Christy Nixon of Gainesville, sister, Billie Lou Weatherford of South Carolina; brother-in-law, Pete Fleming of Jacksonville; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters, Josephine Fleming and Mary Noble; and brother, Joe David Woods.
Pallbearers are Ricky Fleming, Christopher Johnson, Bobby Fleming, Keith Fleming and Pete Fleming.
The Cooper Funeral Home will host visitation from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The family will receive condolences at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. today.
CHARLES RUSSELL FORD
FORT WORTH — Charles Russell "Russ" Ford, 76, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007. A celebration of his life is set for 3 p.m. Saturday at 431 Aviator Drive at the north end of Hick's Field in Saginaw. Arrangements are under the direction of Greenwood Funeral Home; 3100 White Settlement Rd.; Fort Worth, TX 76107.
He was born in Herrin, Ill., on Feb. 24, 1931. He raced stock cars, drove trucks through the Yukon Territory and was also a crop duster. He enjoyed airplanes. His favorite place to be was in a hangar, working on a plane and visiting with his many friends.
Survivors include his daughters and son-in-law, Sherri and Ralph Smith of Richland Hills, and Sandy Jenkins of Watauga; brother and sister-in-law, Everett and Sue Ford; three granddaughters; three grandsons; four great-grandchildren; one niece; and one great-niece.
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Lela Manning, 96, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, at the Texoma Healthcare Nursing Home in Sherman. Huff Funeral Home in Whitesboro is in charge of services. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Sadler Cemetery in Sadler. There will not be a family night, however, she will lie in state at Huff’s for friends to visit from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. Bro. Harold Watson will perform the graveside services.
She was born on the Manning farm March 13, 1911, to Noah and Argie Manning. She helped her dad make a living and helped her mother, being the oldest of four girls, raise three younger sisters. Lela attended Plainview School until 1927.
In 1928, the Manning family moved to Whitesboro where Lela could finish high school. She graduated from Whitesboro High School in 1932. The family joined the First Baptist Church in Whitesboro in 1928. She enjoyed playing the piano in the children’s Sunday School department years ago. Afterwards, she joined the ladies class.
She worked in Whitesboro for many years at the Whitesboro and Malkouf Sewing Factories. She enjoyed the neighborly visits, and the kids stopping by for Trick or Treat candy, working in the yard, trimming the hedges, picking up pears, gardening, canning and sewing clothes for the family.
She never married but took care of her parents at home when their health deteriorated.
Surviving Miss Manning are her sisters, Cleo Malone of West, Texas, and Wilma Clinton of Gainesville, Texas; two nephews; one niece.
Preceding her in death were Melva Griffin, a sister, preceded her in death in 2002; and one nephew, Ronald Meek preceded her in death in 2005.
Honorariums may be made to the First Baptist Church in Whitesboro.
NINA BRADLEY “BILLIE” POYNOR
Funeral services for Nina Bradley “Billie” Poynor, 94, of Forestburg are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Forestburg. Rev. Stewart Holloway and C.E. Cole will officiate. Burial will be in Perryman Cemetery near Forestburg. Services are directed by McCoy Funeral Home of Saint Jo.
Mrs. Poynor died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, in the Nocona Nursing Home.
Born March 9, 1913 in Pleasant Ridge, she was one of six children born to Johnny Mac and Hettie McClendon. She grew up and attended school in Brushy and, at an early age obtained a nursing license. She worked as a nurse at Rogers Hospital in Bowie for several years, until she married Charles David Poynor on June 6, 1932, in Bowie. They moved to Forestburg after marriage where she devoted her time to raising her family and caring for her father-in–law, Wade Poynor for about 20 years. She also worked and cooked at the Anderson Grocery and Café in Forestburg for about 3 years, then worked for Nocona Nursing Home for several years.
Survivors are daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Ray Parnell of Forestburg; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie; son, Billy Charles Poynor; sisters, Mamie Alta Chandler, Bess Orrell, Lucy Motley and Teet Landers; brother Don McClendon; three grandchildren, one great-grandchild; and one great-great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Tim Scott, Henry Berry, David Brewer, Willie Shults, Butch Fisher, Charles Steadham, and Greg Fuller.
Honorary pallbearers will be Doyle Lynch, Jack Dill, Royce Wayne Miller, Mervin Tucker, Jerry McClendon, and James McClendon.
Visitation is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
ELDON D. MASSINGILL
WHITESBORO — Services for Eldon D. Massingill, 86, of Whitesboro are pending with the Huff Funeral Home of Whitesboro.
Mr. Massingill died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007, at Madisonville.
ALICE DAVIS WHIDDON
WICHITA FALLS — Services for Alice Davis Whiddon, 85, of Wichita Falls are pending with the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home of Gainesville.
Ms. Whiddon died Nov. 4, 2007, at University Park Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Wichita Falls.
You may sign the online registry at www.geojcarroll.com.
BILLIE BURKE COLEMAN ANDERSON
Memorial service for Billie Burke Coleman Anderson is set for 2 p.m. Sunday at the Forestburg Community Center.
She was born Jan. 16, 1926, to Ollie and Audra Steagall Coleman and died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, at her home in Forestburg, Texas, where she was born and spent most of her life. McCoy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
On Dec. 22, 1945, Billie married Homer Rex Anderson. In the early 1950s, she worked for American Airlines. From the late 1950s until early 1960s, she ran the family business, Anderson’s Super Save. She also helped Rex with the family’s turkey business, and was a contestant on the national television show, “What’s My Line”.
In the early 1960s, Billie returned to American Airlines, where she worked until she retired as a group supervisor in the late 1980s. During her career, she traveled all over the world. One of her favorite places to go was camping with Rex on St. Johns, Virgin Islands.
She participated in the evacuation of Vietnam orphans during Operation Baby Lift. Prior to that, she and Rex contributed to the establishment and support of the Orphanage of the Four Chaplains in Korea. At the age of 72, she became a volunteer EMT with the Forestburg Volunteer Fire Department.
Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Rex; daughters and sons-in-law, Rebecca and David Embry of San Angelo, Susan and Tom Nolen of Los Alamos, N.M., and Kim and Tony Desmuke of Forestburg; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Perryman Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund; c/o Audie Hayes; 1325 Muenster Road; Forestburg, TX 76239.
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