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

Cassandra Lynn Rennels

May 3, 1958 - August 18, 2017

Cassandra Lynn Rennels, 59, of Powderly, passed away Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, at Brentwood Terrace Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center.Cremation was under the care and direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home. No formal services are scheduled.Cassandra was born May 3, 1958, in California.She is survived by her husband, Mark Rennels along with other family members.
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Louis John Paul Hughes

March 22, 1948 - August 18, 2017

Louis John Paul Hughes, 69, of Paris, died Friday, August 18, 2017, at Paris Regional Medical Center.Cremation was under the care and direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home. A formal service will not be scheduled.Mr. Hughes was born March 22, 1948, in New York City, NY.
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Nuong Thi Jones

January 1, 1940 - August 17, 2017

Nuong Thi Jones, 77, of Paris, passed away Thursday, August 17, 2017, at her home.Funeral services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home. Cremation will follow the funeral service.Mrs. Jones was born Jan. 1, 1940, in Vietnam. She migrated to the United States in 1979, and was of the Buddhist faith.When she departed this life on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, she...
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Martha Jo Bone

November 15, 1951 - August 17, 2017

Martha Jo Bone, 65, passed away Thursday, August 17, 2017.Memorial services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21st, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Fortenberry officiating. The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.Martha Jo, the daughter of William Joseph “Bill” Bone & Martha Louise Landers Bone, was born Nov. 15, 1951, in Paris...
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Ruth Marie Brock

November 8, 1920 - August 14, 2017

Ruth Marie Brock, 96, of Paris, passed away Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, at Brentwood Terrace.Bright-Holland Funeral Home scheduled services for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16th, at the Open Air Chapel of Evergreen Cemetery.Mrs. Brock, the daughter of Joe & Etta Voyles Yarber, was born Nov. 8, 1920, in Ramer, TN.She was a member of Victory Baptist Church.Ruth married Bunon Hollen Brock, and he...
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Henry Ray Smith

March 11, 1937 - July 29, 2017

Henry Ray Smith, 80, of Sumner, passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017, at his home.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled graveside services for 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1st, at Restland Cemetery in Cunningham with Rev. Mark Sanders officiating. A formal visitation will not be scheduled, however, friends may pay their respects at the funeral home.Mr. Smith, the son of H. C. and Vida Bradley...
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David Lee Welch

March 16, 1944 - July 27, 2017

David Lee Welch, 73, hung up his school bus keys (symbolically speaking) for the last time on July 27, 2017, after suffering a massive hemorrhagic stroke in the wee hours of the morning. Memorial services will be held on Sunday, July 30, at 3:30pm, at Lamar Avenue church of Christ, 3535 Lamar Ave, Paris TX. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the memorial service. Bright-Holland Funeral Home...
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Deborah Lenora Bell

April 27, 1952 - July 25, 2017

Deborah Lenora Bell, 65, of Paris, TX, formerly of Virginia, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at her home.Following cremation, under the care and direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home, there will be a memorial service in Virginia.Deborah, the daughter of William & Lenora Cooper Lynch, was born April 27, 1952, in Oklahoma.She was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Christina...
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James Russell Butler

June 11, 1959 - July 18, 2017

James Russell Butler, 58, of Paris, passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at Legend Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled services for 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 22nd, at the Mausoleum of Meadowbrook Gardens Cemetery with Richard Sharrock officiating. A formal visitation will not be scheduled, however, friends and family may pay their respects at the...
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Eva Wynell Orman

March 11, 1922 - July 15, 2017

Bright-Holland Funeral Home received Mrs. Orman into our care and arranged for her transportation to McConnell Funeral Home in Athens, Alabama.
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Barbara Lynn Paré

January 23, 1953 - July 9, 2017

Barbara Lynn Paré, 64, of Paris, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017, at her home.Memorial services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Sunday, July 16th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.Barbara, the daughter of Lawrence & Esther Ross Sparks, was born Jan. 23, 1953, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.She worked a number of...
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Larry L. Rhea

May 30, 1959 - July 9, 2017

Larry L. Rhea, Sr., 58, of Powderly, passed away Sunday, July 09, 2017.Services are scheduled for 2:00 pm, Wednesday, July 12th at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Norris and Dr. Mike Lawson officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-7 pm, Tuesday at the funeral home.Larry, the son of Dale A. & Wilma Stearns Rhea, was born May 30,...
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Ray Oliver Merritt

March 29, 1920 - July 7, 2017

Ray Oliver Merritt, 97, of Paris, passed away Friday, July 07, 2017, at Legend Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled graveside services for 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 10th, at Meadowbrook Gardens with Rev. Mike Fortenberry officiating. A formal visitation is not scheduled, however, friends and family may pay their respects at the funeral home.Mr. Merritt,...
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Evelyn Ruth Britton

January 21, 1921 - July 6, 2017

Evelyn Ruth Britton, 96, of Bryan reunited with her Lord and Savior July 6, 2017.The family will receive friends from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 10 at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan. Funeral service will follow at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Bryan City Cemetery.Evelyn was born January 3, 1921 in Robertson County, Texas to Albert and Molly Gandy. She was one of...
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Catherine S. Holloway

March 15, 1945 - July 3, 2017

Catherine Shaw Holloway, 72, of Blossom, passed away Monday, July 3, 2017.The family has scheduled a memorial service for 1:00 p.m. Sunday, July 9th, at the Petty Baptist Church with Dr. Nick Holloway and Rev. James Barnes officiating. Cremation was under the care and direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home.Mrs. Holloway, the daughter of Harry & Rosalyn Thomas Shaw, was born March 15, 1945,...
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Grayson Kyle Rosson

July 1, 2017 - July 1, 2017

Grayson Kyle Rosson, infant son of Steven Rosson & Estelle’Ann Faulk, entered into rest at birth on Saturday, July 1, 2017.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled graveside services for 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 7th, at Mt. Tabor Cemetery.Survivors include his father, Steven, his mother, Estelle’Ann, two brothers, Matthew and Eli Rosson, a sister, Ava Arnold, grandparents, Gayla...
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Janice M. Staley

March 2, 1941 - June 26, 2017

Janice M. “Jan” Staley, 76, of Paris, passed away Monday, June 26, 2017.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled graveside services for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 28th, at Restland Cemetery in Roxton with Rev. Ken Cannon & Rev. Robert Myre officiating. A formal visitation is not scheduled, however, those wishing to pay respects may visit the funeral home.Mrs. Staley, the daughter...
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Billy J. Kilpatrick

August 13, 1934 - June 25, 2017

Billy Jim Kilpatrick, 82, of Paris, passed away Sunday, June 25, 2017, at Paris Regional Medical Center.Services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Saturday, July 1st, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Wade White officiating. Burial will follow at Bridges Chapel Cemetery in Titus County. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.Mr. Kilpatrick, the son of Jack R...
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Helen Bowman Keeling

October 31, 1928 - June 21, 2017

Helen Bowman Keeling, 88, of Paris, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at her home.Services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 24th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Don Shovan officiating. Private burial will be made in Mt. Tabor Cemetery. A formal visitation will not be scheduled.Mrs. Keeling, the daughter of T. G. “Bud” & Ada Thrasher Bowman, was born October...
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Carl Wilburn Melton

February 15, 1927 - June 20, 2017

Carl W. “Tooter” Melton, 90, of Paris, passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at his home.Services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 24th at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Rocky Burrow officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 – 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.Carl, the son of Harry Vetaw Melton & Winnie...
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Betty Elaine Roberts

February 22, 1939 - June 8, 2017

Elaine Roberts, 78, of Powderly, passed away Thursday, June 8, 2017.The family will receive friends from 2 – 3 p.m. Sunday, June 11th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home. Private burial will be made at Pyles Cemetery.Mrs. Roberts, the daughter of J. D. and Irene Mahan Parsons, was born Feb. 22, 1939, in Lamar County.Elaine graduated from Paris High School. Her career with Westinghouse...
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John C. Nance

January 3, 1953 - June 6, 2017

John Charles Nance was born Jan. 3, 1953, in Dilley, Texas to Oscar Henry and Alyce Joyce Lann Nance. He grew up in Big Wells with his parents and brothers. He graduated from CarrizoSprings High School in 1971. After graduation he attended Uvalde Junior College while working at Rushing-Estes Funeral Home. John married Stella Louise Neisler on April 21, 1972, and they lived in Carrizo Springs and...
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Stacey Michelle Kennedy

March 25, 1967 - June 6, 2017

Stacey Michelle “Missy” Kennedy, 50, of Reno, passed away Tuesday, June 06, 2017, at her home.Services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 8th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Tatum officiating. Burial will follow in Restland Cemetery at Cunningham. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.Missy was born March 25, 1967,...
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Gary Don Fieseler

June 15, 1954 - June 5, 2017

Gary Don Fieseler, 62, of Reno, passed away Monday, June 5, 2017, at Paris Regional Medical Center.Services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Thursday, June 8th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Pastor Toby Byrd officiating. Burial will follow in Red Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.Gary, the son of Leonard W. & Amie Jones Fieseler,...
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Jimmy Paul McCool

December 9, 1977 - June 1, 2017

Jimmy Paul McCool, 39, of Paris, passed away Thursday, June 1, 2017, at his home.Bright-Holland Funeral Home made burial in Lamar County Cemetery. The family has scheduled memorial services for 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 6th, at Living Word Pentecostal Church with Rev. Allen McCool and Rev. Tiny Freelen officiating.Jimmy Paul, the son of Jessie & Jean Ann Wilkerson McCool, was born Dec. 7, 1977...
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Kathryn Mowrey Hadley

October 12, 1971 - June 1, 2017

Kathryn Dionne Mowrey Hadley, 45, of Paris, passed away Thursday, June 1, 2017, at her home.Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 5th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Millsap officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 – 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.Kathryn, the daughter of Aurther Fred Mowrey & Delois...
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Roger Allen Caruthers

December 2, 1952 - May 31, 2017

Roger Allen Caruthers, 64, of Grand Prairie, formerly of Paris, passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.Memorial services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 3rd, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Dr. Tim Reger officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.Roger, the son of Elwyn E. & Margaret...
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Arthur Jim Green

June 5, 1924 - May 31, 2017

Arthur Jim Green, Jr., 92, of Powderly, passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at Pine Tree Ranch Assisted Living in Paris.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled services for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 3rd, at the Chicota Baptist Church with Rev. Rocky Burrow & Rev. Buddy Barnett officiating. Graveside services will follow at 3:00 p.m. at Hopewell Cemetery in Wood County. The family will...
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Marshall Eugene Dotson

December 27, 1943 - May 25, 2017

Marshall Eugene Dotson, 73, of Paris, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017, at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.Cremation was under the care and direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home.Mr. Dotson, the son of James Hammond Dotson & Geraldine Hoover Dotson, was born Dec. 27, 1943, in Lamar County.He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Glenda Mae Dotson.Survivors include...
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Dustin Edward Lane

January 21, 1979 - May 18, 2017

Dustin Edward Lane, 38, of Clarksville, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017, at his home.Memorial services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 27th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Terry Paul Cunningham officiating. Inurnment will follow in Providence Cemetery.Dustin was born Jan. 21, 1979, in Portsmouth, VA.He graduated from Honey Grove High School and was employed at Kimberly...
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Phyllis Jean Locke

December 1, 1933 - May 18, 2017

Phyllis Jean Locke, 83, of Paris, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017, at Paris Regional Medical Center.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled services for 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 22nd at the Open Air Chapel of Evergreen Cemetery with Dr. Ed Schaeffer officiating. The family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.Mrs. Locke, the daughter of Dick & Cora Virginia &ldquo...
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Karla Miller

March 8, 1953 - May 15, 2017

Karla Jo Miller, 64, of Paris, passed away Monday, May 15, 2017, at her home.Services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 19th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Pastor Guille Seigler & Rev. Jody Van Deaver officiating. Burial will follow in Meadowbrook Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 – 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.Karla was born March 8, 1953, in Paris....
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Gweneth Nelle Terry

February 25, 1932 - May 14, 2017

Gweneth Nelle Gentry Terry, 85, of Paris, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2017.Services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 17th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Chad Fleming & Rev. John David Griffith officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.Mrs. Terry, the daughter of Elbert Jay...
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Jon Paul Hindman

April 21, 1987 - May 12, 2017

Jon Paul Hindman, 30, of Sumner, passed away Friday, May 12, 2017.Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 15th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Harvey Blackshear & Rev. Wayne Blackshear officiating. Burial will follow in Tigertown Cemetery.Jon, the son of Tay & Lori Tyson Hindman, was born April 21, 1987, in Paris.Survivors include his parents, a brother, Ethan Hindman ...
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John Clinton Acree

January 25, 1954 - May 12, 2017

John Clinton Acree, 63, of Clarksville, passed away Friday, May 12, 2017, at his home.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled services for 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 15th, at the Open Air Chapel of Evergreen Cemetery with Rev. Tiny Freelen officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.John, the son of Mr. & Mrs. Johnny Acree, was born Jan. 25,...
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James M. Reed

September 9, 1939 - May 10, 2017

James M. Reed, 77, of Paris, passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2017.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled services for 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 13th, at the Open Air Pavilion of Evergreen Cemetery with Rev. Doug Holt officiating. The family will receive friends at the pavilion on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.Mr. Reed, the son of Luther & Louise Taylor Reed, was born Sept. 9, 1939,...
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Ernesto Horta

February 15, 1973 - May 9, 2017

Ernesto Horta, 44, of Paris, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at his home.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled a Mass of Christian Burial for 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 12th, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church with Father Anthony Stoeppel officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. A Rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. Thursday at the church followed by a visitation.Ernesto was...
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Jack T. Locklin

November 6, 1950 - May 6, 2017

Jack Thomas Locklin, 66, of Powderly, passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017.Memorial services will be scheduled at a later date. Cremation was under the care and direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home.Jack, the son of Ranze & Flora Wilkerson Locklin, was born Nov. 6, 1950, in Hensley, AR.He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Debra Ann Locklin on Sept. 4, 2016, eight siblings; Hazel...
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Shirley Darr Balkcom

November 16, 1928 - May 4, 2017

Shirley Darr Balkcom, 88, of Sulphur Springs, passed away Thursday, May 4, 2017.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled services for 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 9th, at First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs with Rev. Fred Lewis & Rev. Ken Rhodes officiating. Burial, with military honors, will follow in Restlawn Memorial Park in Hopkins County. The family will receive friends at the church one...
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Jimmie Lewis Mills

July 10, 1935 - May 4, 2017

Jimmie Lewis Mills, 81, of Roxton, passed away Thursday, May 4, 2017, in Albuquerque, NM.Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 12th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 – 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.Mr. Mills, the son of Wro & Rosalee Bryan Mills, was born July 10, 1935, in Paris.His career...
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Shirley Darr Balkcom

November 16, 1928 - May 4, 2017

Shirley Darr Balkcom, 88, of Sulphur Springs, passed away Thursday, May 4, 2017.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled services for 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 9th, at First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs with Rev. Fred Lewis & Rev. Ken Rhodes officiating. Burial, with military honors, will follow in Restlawn Memorial Park in Hopkins County. The family will receive friends at the church one...
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Lucille M. Weems

June 18, 1933 - May 4, 2017

Lucille M. “Lou” Weems, 83, of Roxton, passed away Thursday, May 04, 2017.Memorial services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 8th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home.Mrs. Weems, the daughter of John McBee, Jr. & Lucille Maness McBee, was born June 18, 1933, in Petty.She graduated from Roxton High School, Paris Junior College and East Texas State University, where she received...
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Mary Etta Ballard

March 27, 1934 - April 26, 2017

Mary Etta Ballard, 83, of Paris, passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at Paris Regional Medical Center.Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 1st, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Fortenberry & Tommy Green officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 – 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.Mrs. Ballard, the daughter...
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Delbert Eugene Westfall

May 9, 1937 - April 22, 2017

Delbert Eugene Westfall, 79, of Paris, passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017, at his home.Following Delbert’s wishes, private burial was under the care and direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home.Mr. Westfall, the son of Clyde B. & Della Price Westfall, was born May 9, 1937, in Montgomery, Michigan.
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Patricia Story

September 19, 1955 - April 19, 2017

Patricia Story, 61, of Powderly, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 23rd, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Young officiating. Burial will follow in Long Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 Saturday at the funeral home.Patricia, the daughter of Vernon &...
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John Arthur Grounds

February 2, 1938 - April 19, 2017

John Arthur Grounds, 79, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at the Sam Rayburn Veterans Center in Bonham.Services are scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 23rd, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Bro. Patrick Cannon officiating. Burial, with military honors, will follow in Meadowbrook Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.Mr. Grounds, the...
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John Henry Wilson

April 19, 1945 - April 18, 2017

John H. (Johnny) Wilson, 71, of Paris, passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at his home.Services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 22nd, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with David & Kathy Gillean officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.Mr. Wilson, the son of Willie & Gladys...
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Homer Neal Garner

June 9, 1929 - April 17, 2017

Homer Neal Garner, Jr., 87, of Paris, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017 at Baylor University Medical Center.Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm, Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Pastor Sam Eaton officiating. Burial will be made in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm, Friday at the funeral home. Mr. Garner was born June 9,...
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Edna Jean McCloud

September 23, 1935 - April 17, 2017

Edna Jean McCloud, 81, of McKinney, formerly of Paris, passed away Monday, April 17, 2017, at Park Manor of McKinney.Services are scheduled for 2:00 pm Friday, April 21st, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Norris officiating. Burial will follow in Restland Cemetery at Roxton. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.Mrs. McCloud, the daughter...
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Leona Marie Henderson

September 1, 1928 - April 16, 2017

Leona Marie Henderson, 88, of Paris, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017, at Paris Regional Medical Center.Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 20th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Susan Leddy officiating.Mrs. Henderson, the daughter of Homer Henry Halley and Helen Mae Thompson Halley, was born Sept. 1, 1928, in Union, MO.She was blessed with three marriages, and all her...
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Joe Lee Stout

June 23, 1933 - April 15, 2017

Joe Lee Stout, 83, of Blossom, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017, at his home.Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 18th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home. Burial, with military honors, will follow in East Post Oak Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.Mr. Stout, the son of Clarence Jesse & Martha Ann Laster Stout, was born...
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Anita Gail Smith

March 13, 1939 - April 14, 2017

Anita Gail (Griffis) Smith, 78, of Paris, TX passed away peacefully at home with her beloved dog companion, Smitty, on Good Friday, April 14, 2017. Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled a graveside service for 2:00 pm, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at White Cemetery in Longview, with a visitation at the graveside from 1:00 – 2:00 pm. There will also be a family visitation from 6:00 –...
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Frankie O. Young

November 22, 1934 - April 10, 2017

Frankie O. Young, 82, passed away on Monday, April 10th at Paris Regional Medical Center. Services will be held at 4 PM on Thursday, April 13th at Bright Holland Funeral Home with Bro. Evan Butler officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 3pm prior to the service at Bright Holland on Thursday.A Paris native, Frankie was born on November 22, 1934,...
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Joe A. Cope

July 21, 1928 - April 10, 2017

Joe A. Cope, Sr., 88, of Paris, passed away Monday, April 10, 2017, at Stillhouse Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center while surrounded by his family.Services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 13th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Bro. Don Shovan, Bro. Kelly Adams, and Charlee Cope, a granddaughter of Mr. Cope. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday at the...
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Peter Allen Michael

April 5, 1955 - April 10, 2017

Peter Allen Michael, 62, of Rt. 1 Pattonville near Taylortown, passed away Monday, April 10, 2017, at his home.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled services for 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 15th, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints, 3060 Pine Mill Rd., Paris, Texas. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.Peter, the son of Harold Herman &...
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Thomas Jefferson Kyle

August 31, 1940 - April 8, 2017

Thomas Jefferson Kyle, 76, of Paris, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Paris Regional Medical Center.A formal service will not be scheduled. Burial, at Lamar County Cemetery, was under the direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home.Mr. Kyle, the son of Tom & Virgie Kyle, was born Aug. 31, 1940, in Alabama.
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Patricia Ann Rogers

April 13, 1942 - April 8, 2017

Patricia Ann “Pat” Rogers, 74, of Paris, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Stillhouse Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 12th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Fortenberry and Wade White officiating. Burial will follow in Tigertown Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the...
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Jimmy Dale Bowman

March 31, 1941 - April 8, 2017

Jimmy Dale “Jim” Bowman, 76, of Paris, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Dubuis Hospital.A gathering of family and friends is scheduled for Wednesday, April 12th, from 6-8 p.m. at Bright-Holland Funeral Home. Following the visitation, cremation will be conducted under the continued care and direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home.Mr. Bowman, the son of Bennie F. & Inez Reed...
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Maydelle DeVincentis

October 2, 1925 - April 4, 2017

Maydelle De Vincentis, 91, of Paris passed away at her home Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled graveside services for 11:00 am, Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville, TX. Officiating will be Reverend Jack Elliott. Mrs. De Vincentis will lie in repose at the funeral home until Tuesday morning. No formal visitation is scheduled. Mrs....
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Stevin Craig Armstrong

December 30, 1960 - April 3, 2017

Stevin Craig Armstrong, 56, of Paris, passed away Monday, April 3, 2017.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled graveside services for 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 8th at Evergreen Cemetery.Stevin, the son of Vasco & Katie Armstrong, was born Dec. 30, 1960.
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Theo Lenoir

July 30, 1929 - April 1, 2017

Theo Lenoir, 87, of Belk, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017, at his home.Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 5th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Couch officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Tabor Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.Mr. Lenoir, the son of Raymond & Lea Austin Lenoir, was born July 30,...
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Janet Susan Parker

October 20, 1953 - April 1, 2017

Janet Susan Parker, 63, of Paris, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 am, Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Reverend Michael King officiating. Interment will follow in Union Grove Cemetery. No formal visitation has been scheduled.
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Donna L. Beavers

June 13, 1947 - March 30, 2017

Donna Louise Beavers, 69, of Paris, passed away Thursday, March 30, 2017, at Paris Regional Medical Center.The family will schedule memorial services at a later date. Cremation was under the care & direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home.Donna, the daughter of Floyd Dickson and Mary Lois Cooper Dickson, was born June 13, 1947, in Oklahoma City, OK.She was preceded in death by her parents;...
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Donald Russell Freelen

May 22, 1949 - March 27, 2017

Donald Russell Freelen, 67, of Paris, left this earth to be with his Lord and Savior on March 27, 2017.Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 30th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Tiny Freelen officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.Donnie was born May 22, 1949, in Waterloo,...
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Michael Angel Serrano

July 28, 1936 - March 26, 2017

Michael Angel Serrano, 80, of Paris, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017, at Paris Regional Medical Center.Following Michael’s wishes, no services are scheduled. Cremation was under the care and direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home.Michael, the son of Miguel & Belgica Planes Serrano, was born July 28, 1936.
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Betty Jo Seigler

March 2, 1929 - March 25, 2017

Betty Jo Seigler was born on March 2, 1929 in McKinney, Texas to Basil Owen Shields, Sr. and Laura Inez Kinser. She married Burton Morris Seigler on November 23, 1946 in Collin County Texas. Betty spent the majority of her married life as a housewife raising three children, a son and two daughters. The family settled in the Celeste, Texas area where they farm to make a living. She was a...
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Betty Jean Melton

October 7, 1931 - March 22, 2017

Betty Jean Melton, 85, of Paris, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at Paris Regional Medical Center.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled services for 5:00 p.m. Saturday, March 25th, at Immanuel Baptist Church with Rev. Eric Moore and Rev. Randall Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Detroit Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.Betty,...
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Roger Cato

November 12, 1929 - March 20, 2017

Roger Cato, 87, of Paris, passed away Monday, March 20, 2017, at Paris Regional Medical Center.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled graveside services for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 25th, at Union Grove Cemetery with Rev. Mike Fortenberry officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.Mr. Cato, the son of Leon & Bobbie Frederick Cato, was born Nov....
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Salvatore DiTrapani

May 11, 1936 - March 18, 2017

Salvatore DiTrapani, 80, of Paris, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Paris Regional Medical Center. A Gathering of Family and Friends has been scheduled for 12:15 pm, Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Frank A.Patti Funeral Directors in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Following the gathering, burial will be made in Madonna Cemetery. There will be no services here in Paris. Mr. DiTrapani was born May 11,...
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James Charles Northam

January 9, 1951 - March 14, 2017

James Charles Northam, 66, of Paris, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas.Memorial services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 18th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Harvey Blackshear officiating.Charles, the son of James E. “Buddy” and Helen Anderson Northam, was born January 9, 1951, in Paris.He attended Lamar County Schools and...
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Alice P. Denman

January 7, 1940 - March 13, 2017

Alice P. Denman, 77, of Paris, passed away Monday, March 13, 2017, at her home.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled graveside services for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 15th, at Union Grove Cemetery with Patrick Cannon officiating.Mrs. Denman, the daughter of Henry Alexander & Pearl Vaughn Turner, was born Jan. 7, 1940, in Wood County, Texas.Her career with the Roscoe Independent School...
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Bobby Londagin

January 23, 1927 - March 10, 2017

Bright-Holland Funeral Home was proud to assist Mr. Londgin's family with his transfer to Minton-Chatwell Funeral Home in Borger, Texas.
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Leonard R. Rodgers

December 5, 1929 - March 9, 2017

Leonard R. Rodgers, 87, of Paris, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Paris Regional Medical Center.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled services for 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 13th at the United Pentecostal Church with Rev. Robert Myre officiating. Eulogies will be delivered by Wayne Weatheread & Doris Dollins. Graveside services will follow at 3:00 p.m. in Highland Cemetery at Durant...
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Barbara Elaine Rice

August 29, 1952 - March 7, 2017

Barbara Elaine Rice, 64, of Paris, formerly of Midland, passed away Tuesday, March 07, 2017, at Paris Regional Medical Center.Bright-Holland Funeral Home transferred Barbara to Ellis Funeral Home in Midland where Graveside services are scheduled for 2:00 pm, Saturday, March 11, 2017 in Resthaven Memorial Park in Midland.Barbara was born Aug. 29, 1952, in Midland.For a number of years she worked...
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Mary Frances Moss

November 18, 1930 - March 3, 2017

Mary Frances Moss, 86, of Paris, passed away Friday, March 03, 2017.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled services for 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 6th, at the United Pentecostal Church with Rev. Robert Myre officiating. Private graveside will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Evergreen Cemetery. A formal visitation is not scheduled, however, family and friends may pay their respects at the funeral home.Mrs...
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Essie Ethel Butler

August 31, 1929 - March 2, 2017

Ethel McCarrell Butler, 87, of Paris, passed away Thursday, March 02, 2017, at Legend Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled services for 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 5th, at the Mausoleum of Meadowbrook Gardens with Richard Sharrock officiating. A formal visitation is not scheduled, however, friends and family may pay respects at the funeral home.Mrs. Butler,...
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Margaret Elnora Wilkes

August 14, 1921 - February 28, 2017

Margaret Elnora Wilkes joined our Lord on February 28, 2017 at age 95. Marge was born on August 14, 1921 to parents Albert Anderson and Sarah Lillis Taylor Anderson in Devils Lake, North Dakota. She married her soul mate and love of her life, John Lewis Wilkes on September 7, 1947 and has been married for 69 years. Jesus is her Lord and Savior. She is survived by her husband John and her two...
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Steve Marshall Chennault

January 20, 1943 - February 27, 2017

Steve Marshall Chennault was born on Jan. 20, 1943, in Blossom to Sara Frank (Swain) Chennault and Eddie Chennault. He came from a farming family that worked mostly in the cotton industry. He was the ninth of ten children: Edgar, Clarence, Melba, Dorothy, Dudley, Ellen, Donald, Sarah and Joe.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled graveside services for 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 3rd, at Knights...
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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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