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

Kenneth L. Cherry

May 5, 1932 - November 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home, PARIS, TX.
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Eula Mae Carr

December 23, 1936 - November 12, 2017

Eula Mae Carr, 80, of Arthur City, passed away at her home, Sunday, November 12, 2017.Graveside services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, at Little John Cemetery.Mrs. Carr was born Dec. 23, 1936, in Ohio the daughter of Robert Cecil & Alpha Eula Hill Floyd.
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Randy Lee West

December 5, 1958 - November 8, 2017

Randy Lee West, 58, of Paris, passed away Wednesday, November 8, 2017.Memorial services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Randy Larson officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. At a later date the family will travel to Idaho for final rites where Randy’s cremated remains will be...
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Don Dewayne Davis

February 15, 1958 - November 5, 2017

Don Dewayne Davis, 59, of Paris, passed away Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, at Paris Regional Medical Center.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled graveside services for 3:00 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12th, at Mt. Tabor Cemetery with Rev. Tiny Freelen officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 to 6 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.Don, the son of Charles William and Annie Louise Risener Davis,...
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Marshall B. Threadgill

May 5, 1933 - November 3, 2017

Marshall Threadgill, Jr., 84, passed away Nov. 3, 2017, at Clyde Cosper Texas State Veteran’s Home in Bonham.Services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with burial following in Highland Cemetery at Deport. The family will receive friends from 4 – 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.He was born in Minter, Texas in 1933, to Marshall and Tommie...
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Jessie Lee Johnson

January 30, 1950 - November 1, 2017

Mr. Jessie Lee Johnson, 67, of Cooper passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Cooper. No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation was conducted under the care and direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home.
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Paula Faye Wagner

July 10, 1960 - October 30, 2017

Paula Faye Simmons Wagner, 57, of Ft. Worth, formerly of Lamar County, passed away Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, at her home.A visitation is scheduled from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2nd, at Grapevine Church of God, 1403 Overlook Drive, Grapevine, TX 76051. Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with burial following in Rockford Cemetery. The...
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Stephen D. Jordan

January 29, 1952 - October 28, 2017

Stephen D. Jordan, 65, of Powderly, passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017, at his home.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled services for 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2nd, at the pavilion of Long Cemetery with Rev. Mark Hutchison officiating. The family will receive friends at the pavilion from 1:00 p.m. until service time.Stephen, the son of I. D. and Foy Dunmon Jordan, was born Jan. 29, 1952,...
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Jane Britt Eichelberger

April 6, 1921 - October 23, 2017

Jane Britt Eichelberger, 96, of Paris, passed away Monday, October 23, 2017, at Legend Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center.Cremation was under the care and direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home. Services will be scheduled at a later date in Poyen, Arkansas.Mrs. Eichelberger, the daughter of Mac Romulus Britt and Nancy Elizabeth Mitchell Britt, was born April 6, 1921, in Hot Springs County,...
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Jo Ann Davis

February 28, 1936 - October 22, 2017

Jo Ann Cravens Davis, 81, of Paris, passed away Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017.Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Fortenberry officiating. Burial will be made in Red Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 – 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.Mrs. Davis, the daughter of Royce & Ludie Brown Cravens, was born Feb....
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Aaron Keith Hill

March 14, 1987 - October 20, 2017

Aaron Keith Hill, 30, passed away Friday, October 20, 2017, following an automobile accident north of McAlester, OK.Aaron was born March 14, 1987, in Talihina, OK. He attended North Lamar High School and Paris Junior College. For several years, he worked at McKee’s Family Restaurant. At the time of his death he was employed as shop foreman for A & A Truck Company located in McAlester,...
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Chad Heath Daugherty

May 7, 1984 - October 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home, PARIS, TX.
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Helen McEntyre Merritt

January 9, 1923 - October 17, 2017

Helen Marie McEntyre Merritt, 94, of Paris, passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Legend Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.Services are scheduled for 10:00 am, Friday, October 20th at Bright-Holland Funeral Home Chapel. Private burial will be made in Meadowbrook Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.Mrs. Merritt, the daughter of Bose &...
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Jeanette Weikel Stephens

October 2, 1926 - October 11, 2017

Jeanette Weikel Stephens, 91, of Plano, formerly of Paris, died Wednesday, October 11, 2017.Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Monday, Oct. 16th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Ken Cannon officiating. Burial will follow in Meadowbrook Gardens.The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.She was the daughter of George Robert Weikel and Ethel Smith...
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Cheryl Jane Hicks

March 15, 1961 - October 11, 2017

Cheryl Jane Hicks, 56, of Paris, passed away Saturday, October 7, 2017, at Paris Regional Medical Center.Cremation was under the care and direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home. The family will plan a memorial service in the near future. Please contact her son, Chris, at 903-272-3633, for more details.Cheryl, the daughter of James Pirtle, Sr. and Clarice Jean Crawford Pirtle, was born March 15,...
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Billy Ebb Staley

April 1, 1937 - October 8, 2017

Billy Ebb Staley, 80, of Paris, passed away Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, at Paris Regional Medical Center.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled graveside services for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11th, at Restland Cemetery in Roxton with Rev. Ken Cannon & Rev. Robert Myre officiating. The family will receive friends at the cemetery one hour prior to the service.Mr. Staley, the son of Tommy C. &...
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Zenobia Ruth McWaters

August 25, 1926 - October 5, 2017

Zenobia Jo McWaters, 91, of Paris, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017, at Heritage House of Paris.Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Cook officiating. Burial will follow in Meadowbrook Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 – 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.Mrs. McWaters, the daughter of W. D. and Pauline...
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Kenneth M. Posey

August 22, 1942 - October 3, 2017

Kenneth Marion Posey, 75, of Tyler, formerly of Lamar County, passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled graveside services for 11:00 am, Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Springhill Cemetery with Benji Hall officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-7 pm, Friday at the funeral home. Mr. Posey was born August 22, 1942 in Lamar County to James Elwood and Ara...
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Randall Edward Lindsey

April 9, 1956 - September 26, 2017

Randall Edward Lindsey, 61, of Paris, passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at his home.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled graveside services for 1:00 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2nd, at Hopewell Cemetery with Rev. Tiny Freelen officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.Randall, the son of Edward Columbus Lindsey, Jr. and Elaine Cheshire Lindsey, was...
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Harmon Ray Graham

August 13, 1937 - September 23, 2017

Harmon Ray Graham, 80, of the Maxey Community, passed away Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at his home.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled services for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 26th, at Maxey Baptist Church with Rev. Brad Crosswhite and Rev. Buddy Barnett officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 Monday at the funeral home.Harmon,...
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Morris Robert Andrews

May 14, 1940 - September 22, 2017

Morris Robert Andrews, 77, passed away Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at the Medical Center of Lewisville.Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30th at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with burial following in Providence Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.Morris, the son of Noel W. & Anna Katharine Denton Andrews, was born May 14,...
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Robert Stanley Frazier

February 9, 1937 - September 13, 2017

Robert Stanley “Stan” Frazier, 80, of Paris, passed away Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at Paris Regional Medical Center.Memorial services have been scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 23rd at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Mike Vaughn officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home thirty minutes prior to the service.Stan, the son of Lee & Emily Brooks...
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Stanley Farmer

April 23, 1938 - September 13, 2017

Stanley Ray Farmer, 79, of Paris, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, at his home.Services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry McDowell officiating. A graveside service, with military rites, is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Damascus Cemetery in Lindale. A formal visitation is not scheduled.Mr. Farmer, the son of Stanley Lee ...
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Bonnie Jean Frazier

March 24, 1934 - September 7, 2017

Bonnie Jean Frazier, 83, of Pattonville, passed away Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, at her home.Services are scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 9th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Wade White officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery at Deport.Mrs. Frazier, the daughter of Otto & Hazel Dockery Jones, was born March 24, 1934, in the Jennings Community.She married Lloyd Frazier on Aug. 9,...
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George Edwin Strawn

September 19, 1965 - September 3, 2017

George Edwin Strawn, 51, of Paris, passed away Sunday, September 03, 2017.Cremation was entrusted to Bright-Holland Funeral Home. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.George, the son of Glen E. and Helen Coffman Strawn, was born Sept. 19, 1965, in Las Vegas, NV.He graduated from Valliant High School in Valliant, OK and attended the Gavilan College Police Academy in California....
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Molly Ann Avance

March 28, 1935 - September 2, 2017

Burial was entrusted to Bright-Holland Funeral Home.
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Gilbert Oscar Miller

June 23, 1933 - September 2, 2017

Gilbert Oscar Miller, 84, of Paris, passed away Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, at the Heritage House of Paris.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled services for 2:00 p.m. Monday, Sept. 4th, at Springlake Baptist Church with Pastor Guille Seigler & Rev. Fred Fangio officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery in Red River County. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior...
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Vera Ann Wilson

November 19, 1950 - August 30, 2017

Vera Ann Wilson, 66, of Pattonville, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, at Baylor-Scott & White Medical Center in Dallas.Cremation was entrusted to Bright-Holland Funeral Home. A family directed memorial service is scheduled for 2:00 pm, Sunday, November 5, 2017, at Immanuel Baptist Church, 1771 Bonham Street, Paris, Texas 75460.Vera, the daughter of Frank & Ruby Bearden Stefka, was...
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Ralph Taylor

August 20, 1933 - August 30, 2017

The Rev. Wooten Ralph Taylor, 84, of Paris, TX passed from this life to his reward on Aug. 30, 2017.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled services for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2nd, at Bethel Temple Church, 1315 S. E. Loop 286, Paris, TX with burial following in Union Cemetery at Taylortown. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.Ralph, the son of...
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Wilma Ruth Rhea

April 19, 1923 - August 29, 2017

Wilma Ruth Stearns Rhea, 94, of Paris, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, at the Paris Chalet.Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 31st, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Norris officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.Mrs. Rhea, the daughter of William Horace & Flora...
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Ambra Marie Rodgers

January 7, 1931 - August 29, 2017

Ambra Marie Sutterfield Rodgers, 86, of Paris, passed peacefully on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, at home surrounded by family members.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled services for 11:00 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1st, at the United Pentecostal Church with Rev. Robert Myre officiating. Eulogies will be delivered by Leonard A. Rodgers, Jr. and Stephanie Barkley. Graveside services will follow at 3:00 p...
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Ginger Rater

October 11, 1935 - August 22, 2017

Virginia (Ginger) Rater passed away August 22, 2017.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled services for 10:00 am, Friday, August 25, 2017, at College Church of Christ, with Bro. David Ballard and Bro. Nolan Butler officiating. Burial will be made in Bluff Cemetery, in Red River County. The family will receive friends from 6-7 pm, Thursday, at the funeral home.Ginger was born October 11, 1935...
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Bessie M. Phillips

May 20, 1929 - August 20, 2017

Bessie M. Phillips, 88, of Camden, Arkansas passed away Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, at the home of her daughter in Lamar County.Bright-Holland Funeral Home received Mrs. Phillips into their care and arranged for her transfer to Camden.She was born May 20, 1929.
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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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