Bright-Holland Funeral Home

Bright-Holland Funeral Home is conveniently located in Paris, Texas. Since opening its doors in 1966, Bright-Holland has provided compassionate, professional service to area families and has upheld our pledge to serve you with the most dignified care available. At Bright-Holland, we feel that serving families is a privilege, and understand that the loss of a loved one is a very personal experience. Members of the staff pride themselves in providing a wide variety of choices to the families we serve, including personalized memorial services, cremation options and traditional funerals. Bright-Holland features two staterooms, a chapel with seating for 175 guests, and a family room that can accommodate 40 of your loved ones. At Bright-Holland Funeral Home, we believe that every life is unique, and every funeral should be too. We celebrate life. For those who wish to plan their arrangements in advance, we offer The Simplicity Plan® prearrangement program, an easy way to handle an important family responsibility.


Our Obituaries

Ruby Fay Winfrey

August 9, 1927 - February 26, 2017

Ruby Fay Winfrey, 89, of Paris, passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Paris Regional Medical Center. No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation was conducted under the care and direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home. Burial of her cremated remains will be at a later date. To leave a message or tribute for the family please visit www.brighthollandfuneralhome.com.
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Albert Carr Clark

August 2, 1939 - February 24, 2017

Al Clark, 77, passed away at his home in Paris on February 24, 2017. He was born on August 2, 1939 in Oakdale, Texas to Albert Clifford and Susie Hargrave Clark. Al graduated from Sulphur Bluff High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from East Texas State University, now known as Texas A&M University, Commerce in May of 1962. In December, 1962, Al began a...
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Jackie Warren Orr

April 18, 1939 - February 22, 2017

Jackie Warren “Jack” Orr, 77, of Powderly passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at his home.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled services for 3:00 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26th, at the Pavilion of Red Hill Cemetery with Rev. Mark Hutchison officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 – 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.Mr. Orr, the son of Bruce & Mollie Tucker Orr...
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Barbara Ann Leads

September 24, 1938 - February 21, 2017

Barbara Ann Leads, 78, of Paris, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, at Paris Regional Medical Center.Cremation was under the care and direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home. At the request of Mrs. Leads a formal service will not be scheduled.Barbara, the daughter of Paul & Ethel Leads Pounders, was born Sept. 24, 1938, in Longview, Texas.She entered the U. S. Navy in 1961 and was honorably...
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Thomas Howard Jordon

July 25, 1938 - February 18, 2017

Thomas Howard Jordon, Jr. 78 of Reno, TX left this earth to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, February 18, 2017, at Heritage House of Paris.Services are scheduled for 11:00 am, Friday, February 24, 2017 at Bright-Holland Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Eric Moore and Reverend Randall Scott officiating. Burial will be made in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the...
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Peggy Laurue Hurst

July 12, 1924 - February 15, 2017

Peggy Laurue Hurst, 92, of Sulphur Springs, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, February 15, 2017.Services are scheduled for 11:00 am, Monday, February 20, 2017 at Bright-Holland Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Guille Seigler officiating. Burial will be made in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends, at the funeral home, one hour prior to service time, 10:00 to 11:00 am.Peggy was...
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James Alvin Hines

September 10, 1942 - February 12, 2017

James Alvin Hines, Sr., 74 of Pattonville passed away at his home, Sunday, February 12, 2017.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled a graveside service for Friday, February 17, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Highland Cemetery in Deport. No formal visitation is scheduled, however, Mr. Hines will lie in repose at the funeral home until the day of the service.James was born September 10, 1942 in Cleburne...
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Jack Thomas Swafford

December 13, 1950 - February 12, 2017

Jack T. Swafford, Jr., 66, of Powderly, went higher Sunday, February 12, 2017, at Paris Regional Medical Center.A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Cremation was under the care and direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home.Mr. Swafford, the son of Jack T. Swafford, Sr. and Mary Lou Ella Ridenhour Swafford, was born Dec. 13, 1950, in Tulsa, OK.His career as a Dallas Police Officer...
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Lola Violet Allen

January 22, 1913 - February 5, 2017

Lola Violet Allen, 104, of Blossom, passed away Sunday, February 5, 2017 at Heritage House of Paris.Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7th at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Wood officiating. Burial will follow in Knights of Honor Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.Mrs. Allen was born January 22, 1913 to...
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Norris Farris

August 20, 1943 - February 3, 2017

Norris Farris, 73, passed away Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, at his home.Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Pastor LaVonda Carter officiating. Burial, with military honors, will follow in Knights of Honor Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.Norris, the son of Starling & Julia Smith...
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Patsy Ann Harris

December 16, 1938 - January 28, 2017

Patsy Ann Walker Harris, 78, won her hard-fought battle with Alzheimer’s Disease on January 28, 2017. Her favorite scripture passage says: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6) Her family is comforted and filled with peace knowing that her...
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Rickey J. Abbott

August 25, 1959 - January 27, 2017

Rickey J. Abbott, 57, of Ft. Worth, passed away Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, at his home.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled graveside services for 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31st, at Union Cemetery in Taylortown with Rev. Lory Hunt officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Tuesday followed by a procession to the cemetery.Rickey, the son of F. E....
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Jason Everett Tucker

September 4, 1975 - January 27, 2017

Jason Everett Tucker, 41, of Paris, passed away Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, at Paris Regional Medical Center.The family will schedule a memorial service at a later date. Cremation was under the care and direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home.Jason, the son of Carl Everett & Ann Capes Tucker, was born Sept. 4, 1975, in McAlester, OK.He grew up in Mead, OK and attended school at Silo, OK.His...
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James Allen Wantland

August 7, 1959 - January 24, 2017

No services are scheduled. Cremation was conducted under the direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home.
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Lee Campbell

November 5, 1947 - January 23, 2017

Lee Campbell, 69, of Paris, passed away at his home on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, following a lengthy illness.Cremation is under the care and direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home. Following Lee’s instructions, a formal service will not be scheduled.Lee, the son of James Wallace & Dorthea Bates Campbell, was born Nov. 5, 1947, in Galveston.He attended Dallas schools. Lee was a veteran of...
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Dario Hernandez Rodriguez

March 20, 1963 - January 22, 2017

Dario Hernandez Rodriguez, 53, of Paris, passed away Sunday, January 22, 2017, at his home.Services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Amadeo Miranda officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.Dario, the son of Alejo Rodriguez and Sofia Hernandez, was born March 20, 1963, in Zacatecas,...
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Wanda Oldham Burns Allen

May 21, 1931 - January 19, 2017

Wanda Oldham Burns Allen, age 85, formerly of Paris, Texas, died peacefully at a Longview hospital on January 19, 2017. A memorial service has been scheduled at Bright Holland Funeral Home for 11:00 a.m. Monday, Jan. 23rd, with graveside services following at Evergreen Cemetery. Her brothers, Dr. Bill Oldham and Dwight Oldham will be officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral...
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Jeff Alfred James

January 20, 1938 - January 18, 2017

Jeff Alfred James, 78, of Pattonville, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at his home.Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21st, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Sanders officiating. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery at Cooper. The family will receive friends from 6 – 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.Mr. James, the son of Jeff Alfred James & Floy...
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Dora Ann Stidham

April 13, 1933 - January 17, 2017

Dora Ann Stidham, 83, of Paris, passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Paris Regional Medical Center.The family has scheduled memorial services for 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22nd, at First Baptist Church in Paris with Dr. Tommy Turner, Rev. Ken Cannon and Rev. Mike Fortenberry officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 1:30 p.m. until service time on Sunday. Cremation was...
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James David Reid Cloud

July 24, 1965 - January 13, 2017

No services will be scheduled. Bright-Holland Funeral Home was in charge of final arrangements.
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Sarah Jeynell Atkinson

July 22, 1936 - January 13, 2017

Sarah Jeynell Ellingburg Atkinson, 80, of the Caviness Community, passed away Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at Brentwood Care & Rehabilitation Center.Services are scheduled for 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Jerry Rowland officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Tabor Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. until service time...
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Garry Dean Anglen

August 3, 1963 - January 12, 2017

Garry Dean Anglen, 53, of Paris, passed away Thursday, January 12, 2017, at Paris Regional Medical Center.A gathering of family and friends is scheduled for Saturday, January 14th, from 11:00 a.m. until noon at Bright-Holland Funeral Home.Garry, the son of Robert & Ruth Bailes Anglen, was born Aug. 3, 1963, in Springfield, MO.He was a drywall contractor and well known in our area for his work...
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Clyde Marshall Kyle

August 24, 1952 - January 8, 2017

Mr. Kyle's cremation was conducted under the care and direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home.
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James Carlton Ward

August 1, 1946 - January 7, 2017

James Carlton Ward, 70, of Powderly, passed away Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at his home.The family has scheduled memorial services for 3:00 pm, Sunday, January 22nd., at Living Word Assembly of God Church, 3515 Bonham St., Paris, with Bro. Kelly Adams and Rev. Kevin Ward officiating. Cremation was under the care and direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home.Mr. Ward, the son of James Loyd “Bill...
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Gayle Frances Merritt

April 26, 1940 - January 7, 2017

Gayle Frances Merritt, 76, of Blossom, quietly departed this life on the evening of Jan. 7, 2017, at Paris Regional Medical Center.Memorial services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Susan Leddy officiating. At a later date her cremated remains will be inurned in the Columbarium of Dallas-Ft. Worth National Cemetery.Gayle, the daughter of...
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Betty Lue Hawthorn

September 7, 1939 - January 6, 2017

Betty Lue Hawthorn, 77, of Paris, passed away Friday, January 06, 2017, at her home.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled graveside services for 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10th at Tigertown Cemetery with Rev. Bill Dickey officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.Mrs. Hawthorn, the daughter of Henry Robert Adams and Evelyn Estelle Cane Adams,...
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Johnnie Daniels Preston

October 17, 1924 - January 3, 2017

Johnnie Daniels Preston, 92, of the Broadway Community, passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at her home.Services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Brad Miller & Mickey Oats officiating. Burial will follow in Lake Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 – 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.Johnnie, the daughter of Lon and...
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Coby Ray Whitaker

April 13, 1993 - December 31, 2016

Coby Ray Whitaker, 23, of Azle, left his temporary home for his eternal home in the early morning hours of Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, in a single motor vehicle accident in Ft. Worth in his beloved Linda, his Toyota Tundra.Services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 5th at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Pastor Brandon Smith & Pastor Danny Malone officiating. Burial will follow in...
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Edgar Elwin Stewart

July 9, 1922 - December 31, 2016

Edgar Elwin Stewart, Jr., 94, of Paris, passed away Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, at Brentwood Terrace.Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3rd, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Bro. Donnie Edwards officiating. Private burial will follow at Meadowbrook Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.Mr. Stewart, the son of Edgar Elwin...
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Donna Kay Godwin

May 28, 1963 - December 28, 2016

Donna Kay Godwin, 53, of Paris, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, at University Hospital in Lafayette, Louisiana.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled graveside services for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10th, at Hopewell Cemetery.Donna, the daughter of William & Patsy Ruth Thweatt Godwin, was born May 28, 1963, in Dallas.She attended Paris High School.She was preceded in death by her...
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Sandra J. McQuay

October 10, 1953 - December 24, 2016

Sandra Joann McQuay, 63, of Paris, passed away Saturday, December 24, 2016, at Paris Regional Medical Center.Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31st at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Mike Folmar officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.Sandra, the daughter of Vernon & Doris Sandusky, was born Oct. 10, 1953, in Jonesboro...
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John Hambright

September 30, 1931 - December 23, 2016

John Wesley Hambright, 85, of Arthur City, passed away Friday, December 23, 2016, at his home.Services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27th at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Jeff Gordon officiating. Burial will follow in East Delta Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the East Delta Community Center following the service.Mr. Hambright, the son of John Bennett &...
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Willard E. Ballard

May 9, 1937 - December 22, 2016

Willard Eugene Ballard, 79, of Reno, passed away Thursday, December 22, 2016, at Paris Regional Medical Center.Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with burial following in Evergreen Cemetery. Military honors will be rendered by the U. S. Army. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.Mr. Ballard, the...
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Myra Louise Cooper

November 19, 1931 - December 20, 2016

Myra Louise Cooper, 85, of Powderly, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled services for 4:00 p.m. Friday, December 23rd, at Arthur City Baptist Church with Rev. Terry Barnett officiating. Burial will follow in Red Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.Mrs. Cooper, the daughter of Walter Royce & Ludie...
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James Young

December 9, 1931 - December 19, 2016

James Boyd “Jim” Young, 85, passed away on Monday, Dec. 19th at Paris Regional Medical Center. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 23rd at Bright Holland Funeral Home. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. prior to the service at Bright Holland on Friday.A Paris native, Jim was born on Dec. 9, 1931, the son of Ralph Hugh Young...
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Thomas Edward Hill

March 10, 1942 - December 19, 2016

Thomas Edward Hill, 74, of Blossom, passed away Monday, December 19, 2016, at his home.Mr. Hill, the son of Joe & Edna Spears Hill, was born March 10, 1942, near Blossom. He attended Blossom schools until the age of eight when his family moved to Lubbock. Following high school he served our country in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam era. Thomas was a pipe fitter & welder, traveling...
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Norma Jean Shannon

September 27, 1945 - December 15, 2016

Norma Jean Shannon, 71, of Sumner, passed away Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, at her home.Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Brandon Autry & Mark McKinney officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery at Clarksville. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.Mrs. Shannon, the daughter of...
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Mary Edwards Bedell

October 12, 1925 - December 13, 2016

Mary Edwards Bedell, 91, of Terrell, formerly of Paris, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.Services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Fred Fangio officiating. Burial will follow in Detroit Cemetery.Mrs. Bedell, the daughter of Ed & Nancy Davidson Edwards, was born Oct. 12, 1925, in...
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Michael W. Burleson

May 28, 1944 - December 12, 2016

Michael W. BurlesonOn Dec. 12, 2016, our family suffered tremendous loss. Michael W. Burleson, 72, of Ragtown, Texas rode away while surrounded by close family at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.A remembrance of his life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Bob Stith officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The...
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Sandra G. Graves

October 25, 1940 - December 11, 2016

Sandra G. Graves, 76, of Blossom passed away Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled services for 10:00 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 15th, at College Church of Christ with Evan Butler & Lanny Mathews officiating. Burial will follow in Knights of Honor Cemetery at Blossom. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.Sandra, the daughter of...
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Melvin Leslie Webb

July 28, 1934 - December 10, 2016

Melvin Leslie Webb passed from this life to his eternal home peacefully with both of his daughters by his side at The Home Place on December 10, 2016 in Paris, Texas at the age of 82.Mr. Webb is survived by all three of his children, Mark Leslie Webb, Susan Denise Weiberg and Shelley Webb Russell all of Blossom, Texas. He was the only child of Leslie Walter Webb and Lela Bozzell Cunningham Webb...
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Evelyn Faye Crockett

March 3, 1935 - December 10, 2016

Evelyn Faye Crockett, 81, of Paris, passed away at her home Saturday, December 10, 2016. She was born March 3, 1935 in Lamar County. Cremation was conducted under the care and direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home.
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B. A. Bernie Hutson

December 4, 1921 - December 9, 2016

B. A. “Bernie” Hutson, 95, of Paris, passed away Friday, December 9, 2016, at Paris Regional Medical Center.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled graveside services for 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13th, at Mt. Tabor Cemetery with James McLeod officiating. The family will receive friends at their home.Mr. Hutson was born Dec. 4, 1921, in Nacogdoches.He served his country in the U. S....
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Doris Parks

November 29, 1924 - December 7, 2016

Doris Mae Hargus Parks, 92, formerly of Paris, passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at Laurenwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Duncanville. Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 am, Saturday, December 10, 2016, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home Chapel, with burial following in Detroit Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time, at the funeral home.Doris...
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Neva Going

April 23, 1935 - December 6, 2016

Neva Nell Going, 81, of Paris, passed away Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at Paris Healthcare Center. Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled graveside services for 2:00 pm, Thursday, December 8, 2016 at Evergreen Cemetery.Mrs. Going, the daughter of Allie & Frances Payne, was born April 23, 1935, in DeKalb.Her parents and a son, Aaron Going, preceded her in death.Survivors include her husband,...
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Kenneth Carson Jones

April 28, 2002 - December 3, 2016

Kenneth Carson Jones, 14, of Powderly, passed away Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston following a lifetime battle with Cystic Fibrosis, which he fought courageously.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled services for 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 6th, at East Paris Baptist Church with Pastor Donnie Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in Red Hill Cemetery....
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Ronnie D. Cauley

April 5, 1944 - December 3, 2016

Ronnie Dale Cauley, 72, of Paris, passed away Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at Paris Regional Medical Center.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled graveside services for 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7th, at Restland Cemetery in Roxton with Rev. Kevin Cauley officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 – 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.Mr. Cauley, the son of Charlie & Ora Jones...
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Rachel Lowrey

January 26, 1925 - December 1, 2016

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Betty Ann Keys

April 29, 1928 - December 1, 2016

Betty Ann Binion Keys, 88, of Paris, passed away Thursday, December 01, 2016, at Pine Tree Ranch Assisted Living.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled graveside services for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3rd, at Oak Hill Cemetery in Whitewright with Rev. Stuart Baskin officiating. A formal visitation is not scheduled, however, friends may pay respects at the funeral home.Mrs. Keys, the daughter of...
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Clara Louise Lazarine

January 28, 1932 - November 30, 2016

Clara Louise Clement Johnson Lazarine, 84, of Biloxi, MS, passed away Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at the Greenbrier Nursing Center in D’Iberville, MS.Services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Monday, Dec. 5th at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Charlotte Coyle officiating. Burial following in Meadowbrook Gardens. The family will receive friends from 5 – 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral...
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Herbert C. McKinney

November 9, 1948 - November 30, 2016

Herbert C. McKinney, III, 68, of Paris, passed away Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at his home.Memorial services will be scheduled at a later date at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Cremation was under the care and direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home.Mr. McKinney, the son of Herbert C. McKinney, Jr. and Virgie Lee McFatridge McKinney, was born Nov. 9, 1948, in Paris.He graduated from Paris High...
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Mary Alice Christopher

October 4, 1942 - November 30, 2016

Mary Alice Christopher, 74, of Paris, was born on Oct. 4, 1942, and went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 30, 2016.Mary was preceded in death by her father & mother, Hollis & Norma Linley, and also by two daughters, Erlene Fletcher and Sue Baird, and a great great granddaughter, Ka’Liayh Harris.She is survived by two sons; Willie Baird and Larry Don Baird. She leaves behind...
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Lloyd Edward Nations

November 23, 1942 - November 26, 2016

Eddie Nations, 74, of Paris, passed away Saturday, November 26, 2016, at Dubuis Hospital following a lengthy battle with cancer.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled graveside services for 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29th, at McDonald Cemetery with Rev. Eric Moore officiating.The family will receive friends at the cemetery thirty minutes prior to the service and will be at the Nations home on...
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Frances Elizabeth Basham

October 24, 1947 - November 26, 2016

Frances Elizabeth “Liz” Basham, 69, of Paris, passed away Saturday, November 26, 2016.Services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Buddy Barnett officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 – 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.Liz, the daughter of Harold & Myrle Rhoades, was born Oct. 24, 1947, in Paris.She grew...
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Geraldine Jewell Birdwell

January 10, 1923 - November 23, 2016

Geraldine Birdwell, 93, of Paris, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, at her home.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled graveside services for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26th, at Evergreen Cemetery with Rev. Ken Cannon officiating.Mrs. Birdwell, the daughter of Willie Douglas & Lessie Jewell Campbell Speer, was born Jan. 10, 1923.She was a member of First Baptist Church in Paris.Her...
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Sue Elizabeth Canup

May 3, 1919 - November 23, 2016

Sue Elizabeth Canup, 97, of Paris, passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at Heritage House of Paris.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled graveside services for 11:00 am, Saturday, November 26, 2016 in Pecan Gap Cemetery. The family will receive friends, at the funeral home, from 6-7 pm, Friday, November 25, 2016.Mrs. Canup was born May 3, 1919, in Ben Franklin to Paul F. Campbell and...
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Edna Virginia Barksdale

July 13, 1938 - November 21, 2016

Edna Virginia Barksdale, 78, of Paris, passed away Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, at the Medical Center of Plano.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled services for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23rd, at Providence Baptist Church with Rev. Michael King officiating. Burial will follow in Providence Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.Mrs. Barksdale, the...
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Gary Wayne Bridges

January 1, 1953 - November 21, 2016

Gary Wayne Bridges, 63, of Taylortown, passed away Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, at the Clyde Cosper Texas State Veterans Home in Bonham.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled services, with military rites, for 2:00 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25th, at the Pavilion of Union Cemetery at Taylortown with Charles Riggs officiating. The family will receive friends at the pavilion one hour prior to the service.Gary,...
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Alice Marie Mullins

April 3, 1921 - November 18, 2016

Alice Marie Mullins, 95, of Paris, passed away Friday, November 18, 2016 at Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Cooper.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled graveside services for 10:00 am, Monday, November 21, 2016 in Union Grove Cemetery with Reverend Tim Marks officiating. There will be no formal visitation, however Mrs. Mullins will lie in repose at the funeral home until the...
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James W. Spiller

June 15, 1924 - November 16, 2016

James W. “Jim” Spiller, 92, of Paris, passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2016.Following Jim’s wishes, no services are scheduled. Cremation was under the care and direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home.Mr. Spiller, the son of William Watson Spiller & Mary Bell Spiller, was born June 15, 1924, in Brady, TX.He served as a medic with the U. S. Army during World War II....
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Van M. Barton

September 20, 1919 - November 15, 2016

Van M. Barton, 97, of Paris, passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at Paris Regional Medical Center.Services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Fortenberry officiating. Burial, with military honors, will follow in Meadowbrook Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.Mr. Barton, the son...
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Billie R. Smith

June 22, 1926 - November 14, 2016

Billie R. Smith, 90, of Paris, passed away Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, at Legend Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center.Services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Norris & Rev. Randall Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Hopewell Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 – 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.Billie,...
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Charlie William Canida

April 1, 1937 - November 11, 2016

Charlie William Canida, 79, of Powderly, passed away Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, at his home.The family has scheduled memorial services for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 15th, at Powderly Church of God with Rev. Mark Sanders officiating. Cremation was under the care & direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home.Mr. Canida was born April 1, 1937, in Petty. He retired from Southwestern Foundry and had...
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Samantha Kay Palmer

March 31, 1971 - November 9, 2016

Samantha Kay Palmer, 45, of Paris, passed away peacefully at her home while surrounded by her family after fighting a courageous battle with cancer.Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Chris Kelley officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 – 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and...
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Shirley Faye Godwin

September 10, 1952 - November 8, 2016

Shirley Faye Godwin, 64, of Powderly, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, at Paris Regional Medical Center.The family has scheduled a memorial service for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12th at the Eagles Lodge, 1125 N. W. Loop 286, with Duane Hamil officiating. Cremation was under the care and direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home.Shirley, the daughter of Bilbo & Naomi Wilkerson Wallace, was...
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Patricia Jane Good

May 11, 1956 - November 5, 2016

Patricia Jane Good, 60, of Paris, passed away Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled graveside services for 10:00 am, Wednesday, November 9, 2016, in Hopewell Cemetery, with Pastor Scotty Parnell officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-7 pm, Tuesday, November 8, 2016, at the funeral home.Patricia was born May 11, 1956...
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Donald N. Woods

July 20, 1942 - November 5, 2016

Donald N. Woods, 74, of Hopewell, passed away Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, at Paris Regional Medical Center.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled services for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8th, at the Gospel Lighthouse in Powderly with Rev. Chris Kelley & Rev. Ray Woods officiating. Burial will follow in Pyles Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 – 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home...
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Weldon Michael Robertson

October 13, 1957 - October 25, 2016

W. Michael “Big Mike” Robertson, 59, of Reno, passed away Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at Medical City Dallas Hospital.A Rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home followed by visitation at the funeral home.A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29th, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church. Funeral services are...
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Harvey C. Jones

February 20, 1948 - October 18, 2016

Harvey Carroll Jones, 68, of Paris, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, at Paris Regional Medical Center.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled graveside services, with military rites, for 2:00 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21st, at Evergreen Cemetery with Bro. Patrick Cannon officiating. A formal visitation is not scheduled, however, family and friends may pay their respects and sign the register at the...
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James Preston Erwin

October 1, 1955 - October 16, 2016

James Preston Erwin, 61, of Paris, passed away Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016.Burial will be made at a later date in the Erwin family plot of Ladonia Cemetery. Cremation was under the care and direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home.James, the son of Henry Monroe Erwin, Jr. and Bobby Jean Tankersley Erwin, was born Oct. 1, 1955, in Commerce.He attended Fannindel School, graduated from Commerce High...
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Gordon Leon Hyman

January 6, 1957 - October 13, 2016

Gordon Leon Hyman, 59, of Sumner, died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, at his home.Cremation was under the care & direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home.Gordon, the son of Truman & Dorothy Atchley Hyman, was born Jan. 6, 1957, in Clarksville.
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Afton D. Bailey

June 25, 1937 - October 13, 2016

Afton D. “Bill” Bailey, 79, of Paris, passed away Thursday, October 13, 2016, at Paris Regional Medical Center.Cremation was under the care and direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home.Mr. Bailey, the son of Rev. Fred Afton Bailey & Jewell Fenter Bailey, was born June 25, 1937, in Wright City, OK.Following his service to our country in the U. S. Army he worked on Mississippi River...
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Lonnie T. Munn

March 15, 1955 - October 12, 2016

Lonnie T. Munn, 61, of Paris, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, at Plano Specialty Hospital.Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Fortenberry officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.Lonnie, the son of Dewitt & Estella Bullock...
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Harvey Charles Cressman

July 16, 1935 - October 8, 2016

Harvey Charles “Sonny” Cressman, Jr., 81, of Paris, passed away at his home Saturday, October 8, 2016.Cremation is under the care and direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home. A family directed memorial service will be held at a later date.Mr. Cressman was born July 16, 1935 in Allentown, PA to Harvey Charles Cressman, Sr. and Anna Elizabeth Stoudt. He was a member of the Church of...
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Patsy R. Chance

November 23, 1936 - October 7, 2016

Patsy Ruth (Patti) Clement Chance transitioned to the greater life on Friday, October 7, 2016 at Brentwood Terrace Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She was born November 23, 1936, in Milton, Texas to Lonnie Edward and Elsie Worthey Clement. She graduated from East Lamar High School, and attended Paris Junior College and North Texas University.Patti married Tony Chance on June 12, 1955. She...
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William Albert Lum

May 21, 1931 - October 2, 2016

William Albert Lum was born at home on May 21, 1931 in Tarkington, TX to Rev. S.E. Lum, Sr. and Nellie Fenter Lum. Al passed away Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, at his home in Paris, Texas. The family received friends from 6 – 7 p.m. Tuesday at Bright-Holland Funeral Home in Paris. A visitation was held from 5 – 8 p.m. Wednesday at Forest Park East Funeral Home in Webster, Texas. Funeral...
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James Kim Sykes

October 26, 1956 - September 30, 2016

James Kim Sykes, 59, of Paris, passed away Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, at Paris Regional Medical Center.Services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Fred Fangio officiating. Burial will follow in Hopewell Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.Kim, the son of James Kent & Lois Jean Jeffery Sykes, was...
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Wanda Lee Butler

January 13, 1922 - September 29, 2016

Wanda Lee Nation Butler, 94, of Paris, passed away Thursday, September 29, 2016, at Legend Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center.Services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1st, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Royce Dickey officiating. Private burial will be made in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.Mrs...
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Jack Larry Greenfield

September 30, 1933 - September 28, 2016

Jack Larry Greenfield was born in Brownfield, Texas, where he lived until the seventh grade. At that time, his parents, Lucian & Veda Greenfield bought a ranch and moved to Tatum, New Mexico, where Jack graduated from high school. He attended Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, receiving his Master's degree. He retired from USAA in 2003. He was also a 32nd degree Mason.Jack...
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Elias Rodriguez

September 26, 2016 - September 26, 2016

Elías Rodríguez, hijo pequeño de Rafael y Ismenia Rodríguez, falleció al nacer, lunes, 26 de septiembre de, 2016, en Paris Regional Medical Center.Bright-Holland funeraria ha programado servicios para el viernes a las 6:00 p.m., 30 de septiembre, en la Iglesia Filadelfia. La sepultura seguirá el sábado 1 de octubre, en el cementerio de Odd Fellow...
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Anna Lois McCarrell

September 28, 1933 - September 25, 2016

Anna Lois McCarrell, 82, of Paris, passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016, at Legend Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Paris.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled graveside services for 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, Sept. 28th, at Meadowbrook Gardens with Richard Sharrock officiating. A formal visitation is not scheduled, however, friends and family may pay their respects to Lois at the...
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Mildred McDonald

September 13, 1943 - September 24, 2016

Mildred “Millie” Hall McDonald, 73, of Paris, passed away Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.A daughter was born to Charlie & Maggie Burkeen Hall in Paris on Sept. 13, 1943. They named her Mildred Ann, later to be called Millie. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29th at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Bro. Noel Bailey officiating. The family...
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William Matt Sawyer

August 3, 1928 - September 24, 2016

Cremation was conducted by Bright-Holland Funeral Home. No services will be scheduled.
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Betty Ann Todd

November 21, 1962 - September 21, 2016

Betty Ann Todd, 53, of Paris, passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at Paris Regional Medical Center.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled services for 4:00 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23rd, at the Open Air Chapel of Evergreen Cemetery with Rev. Doug Holt officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.Betty, the daughter of Hammond & Wilma...
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John Rook

August 23, 1923 - September 19, 2016

John “Chick” Rook, 93, of Powderly, passed away Monday, September 19, 2016, at Heritage House of Paris.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled services for 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 21st at Paris Church of God with Rev. Mark Sanders & Rev. Mike Fortenberry officiating. Burial will follow in Red Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday at...
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Jeff Smallwood

August 10, 1939 - September 16, 2016

Jeff “Si” Smallwood, 77, of Paris, passed away Friday, September 16, 2016, at Paris Regional Medical Center.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled services for 2:00 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19th, at the Open Air Chapel of Evergreen Cemetery with David Robison officiating. The family will receive friends from 4 – 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.Si, the son of J. B. and Ovella...
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Bobby Sue Curry

December 24, 1936 - September 15, 2016

Bobby Sue King Curry, 79, of Barling, passed away Thursday, September 15, 2016 at her home. She was born December 24, 1936 in Muenster, TX to the late Diamond and Eddyth King. She was a retired LPN at Sparks in Fort Smith and Paris Regional in Paris, TX. She was a member of Butterfield Assembly of God Church, and was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Curry, and a son, David Maestri.She is...
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Charles Malone

February 4, 1938 - September 15, 2016

Charles W. “Buddy” Malone, 78, of Paris, passed away Thursday, September 15, 2016, at Paris Regional Medical Center.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled services for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17th, at First Baptist Church in Deport with Rev. Jerry Smith & Anthonie Hagood officiating. Burial, with Masonic Rites, will follow in Milton Cemetery. The family will receive friends...
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Ruby Gleen Latimer

August 23, 1924 - September 9, 2016

Ruby Gleen Latimer, 92, of Blossom, passed away at her home, Friday, September 9, 2016.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled services for 2:00 pm, Monday, September 12, 2016, at the New Life Church of the Nazarene in Blossom, with Dr. Michael Gentry and Reverend Charles Wells officiating. Burial will follow in Knights of Honor Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1-2 pm, Monday at...
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Debra Ann Locklin

September 13, 1954 - September 4, 2016

Debra Ann Locklin, 61, of Powderly, passed away Sunday, September 04, 2016, at Regency Nursing Center in Clarksville.A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Cremation was under the care and direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home.Debra, the daughter of Loy Austin & Kathryn Goggans Duncan, was born Sept. 13, 1954, in Dallas.She was preceded in death by her parents, one nephew,...
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Mary F. Howell

October 27, 1928 - September 3, 2016

Mary Frances Howell, 87, of Paris, passed away September 3, 2016, at Paris Regional Medical Center. Funeral services, under the direction of Restland Funeral Home, Dallas, Texas, will be conducted at 11:00 am, Tuesday, September 6, 2016, at First Christian Church in Paris. Burial will be made in Restland Memorial Park, in Dallas.
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Roger Dale Murphy

May 17, 1954 - August 27, 2016

Roger Dale Murphy, 62, of Paris, passed away Saturday, August 27, 2016, at Paris Regional Medical Center.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled graveside services for 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, Aug. 30th, at Old Union Cemetery in Titus County with Rev. Kathy French officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 – 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.Roger, the son of Andrew Jackson Murphy &...
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Katelynn M. West

August 15, 2000 - August 24, 2016

Katelynn West, 16, of Mt. Vernon, went home to Heaven on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, at her home while surrounded by loved ones.Memorial services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29th, at the Chapel of Harvey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Cremation was under the care and direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home.Katelynn was born Aug. 15, 2000, in Sulphur Springs.The family was blessed to...
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David S. Power

September 30, 1934 - August 23, 2016

David Steve Power, 81, of Paris, passed away at his home, Tuesday, August 23, 2016.Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 am, Thursday, August 25, 2016, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Jimmye Newman and Bro. Patrick Cannon officiating. Burial will be made in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm, Wednesday at the funeral home.Mr. Power was born...
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Alma N. Holbert

May 10, 1930 - August 22, 2016

Alma Holbert, 86, of Paris, passed away Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at Paris Regional Medical Center.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled graveside services for 11:00 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26th, at Woodard Cemetery with Marvin Weir officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 – 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.Mrs. Holbert, the daughter of Robert Neal & Cora Lee Pipkin Neal, was...
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Earlene Mae Boren

May 24, 1929 - August 22, 2016

Earlene Mae Boren, 87, of Sanger, formerly of Paris, passed away Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Denton.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled graveside services for 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25th, at Red Oak Cemetery with Rev. Billy Norris officiating. A formal visitation is not scheduled.Mrs. Boren, the daughter of Earl & Leona Holding Wright, was born May...
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Jackie Andrew Odell

February 18, 1943 - August 21, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home, PARIS, TX.
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Joe Ben Coston

December 27, 1936 - August 20, 2016

Joe Ben Coston, 79, of Paris, passed away Saturday, August 20, 2016, at his home.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled graveside services for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Aug 23rd, at the Coston Family Cemetery located at 1864 CR 13950, Paris. The family will receive friends on Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.Mr. Coston, the son of Jack & Deloris King Coston, was born Dec. 27, 1936, in the...
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Elizabeth Ann Rasberry

May 5, 1947 - August 15, 2016

Elizabeth Ann Rasberry, 69, of Paris, passed away Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, at the University of Alabama Hospital in Birmingham, AL.Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Bryan Mackey officiating. Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery at Ben Franklin. A formal visitation is not planned.Mrs. Rasberry, the daughter of Oscar...
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Donna Lynn Tidwell

May 11, 1974 - August 15, 2016

Donna Lynn Tidwell, 42, of Detroit, passed away Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, at Paris Regional Medical Center.Cremation was under the care & direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home.Donna was born May 11, 1974, in Paris.She was a home and country person. Donna enjoyed the outdoors and being with her children. She loved her dogs who were wonderful companions to her.Her father, Ricky Lester, preceded...
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