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Obituary and Funeral Notices

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Mary Jo Williams

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Mary Jo Williams

Mary Jo Williams Mary Jo Williams, age 91, formerly of Sulphur Springs, passed away on a winter day January 20, 2022. After several years of failing health, she died peacefully in her sleep in Destrehan, Louisiana. Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled graveside services for 1 p.m. Thursday, January 27, 2022, at Laurel Land Funeral Home and Memorial Park in Dallas, Texas. Mary Jo was born July 11, 1930, in Peerless, Texas, to Bessie Evans Arnold and her husband. She was one of five Arnold siblings known in the Peerless community as the...

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Marsha Hinkle Womack

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Marsha Hinkle Womack

Marsha Hinkle Womack Funeral services for Marsha Hinkle Womack, age 45, of Ridgeway, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 23, 2022, at West Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Eason officiating and Amber Hatcher Weaver assisting. Interment will follow at Oakland Cemetery with Larry George, Dustin Womack, Rick McCann, Chris Pope, Stan Tatum, and Kyle Seale serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Brandon Baldridge and her co-workers of the Texas Department of Child Protective Services. Visitation will be held at 1 p.m., prior to...

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Joan Byers Barnes

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Joan Byers Barnes

Joan Byers Barnes A Celebration of Life for Joan Byers Barnes, age 71, will be held at a later date. Ms. Barnes passed away on Monday, January 17, 2022, at her home in Wills Point, Texas. She was born the daughter of Bennie Dean Byers and Elvira Margie Moynier Byers in Santa Monica, CA, on October 28, 1950. Joan worked as a cosmetologist before she retired. Survivors include her son, Todd Barnes and wife, Toni, of Wills Point, Texas; mother, Margie Byers of Athens, Texas; and sisters, Carol West of Farris, Texas, and Judy Miller of Eustace,...

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David Rex Kelly

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David Rex Kelly

David Rex Kelly David Rex Kelly was born on February 15, 1961, in Sulphur Springs, Texas to John and Norris “Susie” Kelly. David entered into eternal rest on Monday, January 17, 2022. His mother, father, and eight siblings preceded him in death. In his early years David attended Mitchell Chapel God in Christ, at the young age of six, David started cooking and cl eaning. He attended Sulphur Springs Public Schools and graduated from Sulphur Springs High School on May 22, 1980. David worked as a Student Teacher for Hopkins County Opportunity...

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Obituary – Crystal Rogers

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Obituary – Crystal Rogers

Crystal Rogers Visitation for Crystal Rogers, age 60, of Sulphur Springs, Texas, will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, January 21, 2022, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home. Mrs. Rogers passed away on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at her residence. Crystal was born on July 31, 1961, in Garland, Texas, to Jimmie Lee Spears and Shirley Ann Farmer. She married Royce Rogers. Crystal worked as a cook. She is survived by her husband, Royce; daughter, Brandi Nicole Rogers; sons, Christopher Michael Rogers and Rodrick Wayne Rogers; grandchildren,...

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Eric Posey

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Eric Posey

Eric Posey, age 55, of Sulphur Springs passed away on Tuesday, January 18, 2021 in Tyler, TX.  No services are planned.  Eric was born on January 29, 1966 in Sulphur Springs to Daniel and Lillian Jane (Williams) Posey.  He worked a a manager of Dollar General.  He was a member League Street Church of Christ. He is survived by his parents, Daniel and Jane Posey of Sulphur Springs; sister, Michelle Ingram and husband, Jeff of Tyler.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Michael Ray Posey. Arrangements under the direction of Murray-Orwosky...

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James Hinton Paden

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James Hinton Paden

James Hinton Paden Memorial services for James Hinton Paden, age 85, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 29, 2022. at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Shawn Paden officiating. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m., prior to service time. James passed away on Friday, January 14, 2022, at Christus Mother Francis Hospital in Sulphur Springs. James was born on September 8, 1936, in Charleston, Texas, the son of John David Paden and Melissa Viola Cosper Paden. He married Mary Louise Seeton, and she preceded him in death....

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Don Everett Foster

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Don Everett Foster

Don Everett Foster Graveside services for Don Everett Foster, age 85, of Azle, Texas, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, January 20, 2022, at Restlawn Memorial Park with Bro. Bill Gay officiating. Pallbearers will be Kevin Rowell, Chad Rowell, Cody Stafford, Joe Wellborn, James Randolph, and Craig Towery. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m., prior to service time, at West Oaks Funeral Home. Don passed away on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at Azle Manor Nursing Home in Azle, Texas. He was born on August 27, 1936, in Pickton, Texas,...

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Samantha Gentry Murray

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Samantha Gentry Murray

Samantha Gentry Murray Memorial services for Samantha Gentry Murray, age 41, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Samantha passed away on Friday, January 14, 2022, at UT Southwestern Hospital in Dallas, Texas. Samantha was born on February 11, 1980, in Greenville, Texas, the daughter of Darrell and Patricia Townsend Gentry. She married Nicholas John Murray on October 21, 2012 in Mount Pleasant, Texas. Samantha was a homemaker and was known for her crafting and interior...

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Paul Ray Hunt

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Paul Ray Hunt

Paul Ray Hunt A graveside service for Paul Ray Hunt, age 99, formerly of Sulphur Springs, Texas, will be held at City Cemetery Sunday, January 23, 2022, at 2 p.m. He passed away on January 14, 2022. Paul was born on August 2, 1922, in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, to Robert Lemore and Mittie Maud Hunt. He was the youngest of 10 children. His childhood was spent near Shawnee, Oklahoma. He was married to LaVerne Penson Hunt for 47 years. She was his life-long love. Paul Ray was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs, Texas,...

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