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

Rickey Bettes

November 25, 1959 - January 29, 2018


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Cruz Francisco Lopez

December 3, 1988 - January 28, 2018


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Wiley Hugh King

October 12, 1927 - January 28, 2018

Wiley Hugh King passed from this life on Sunday, January 28, 2018, at Paris Healthcare Center. He was born on October 12, 1927, near Glory, TX, in Lamar County, to James Wiley and Gladys King. He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant daughter, Bobbie Ruth King, a sister, Thelma Humphrey, 2 grandsons, Isaac Paul Cleere & Fredrick Harold King, and a great grandson, Joshua Michael Unger...
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Betty Sue Golden

September 16, 1924 - January 27, 2018

Betty Sue Marshall Golden, 93, of Paris, passed away Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, at Heritage House of Paris.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled graveside services for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31st, at Evergreen Cemetery with Dr. Stephen Russell & Rev. Justin Golden officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.Mrs. Golden, the daughter of...
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Anita Joy Taylor

April 12, 1953 - January 24, 2018

Anita "Joy" Hickman Lovelace Taylor, age 64, died peacefully and gracefully with her loved ones by her side at the home of her daughter in Fairfield, Texas on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. She fought cancer like a warrior and never let it steal her "Joy". Throughout her cancer battle, she could always be found with a smile. Joy was born April 12,1953 to Garland and Mildred White Hickman in...
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David Ashley Bradshaw

May 20, 1949 - January 23, 2018

David Ashley Bradshaw, 68, of Sumner, passed away at his home January 23, 2018. He was born May 20, 1949, in Great Bend, Kansas to Kermit Alvin Bradshaw and Mary Francis Greene Bradshaw.Cremation was conducted under the care and direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home.
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Patricia Lynn Holmes

September 18, 1948 - January 21, 2018

Patricia Lynn Holmes, 69, of Paris, TX, passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018, at her home, while surrounded by family.Following her request, cremation was under the care and direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home.Mrs. Holmes, the daughter of Charles & Louisa Peronia Card, was born Sept. 18, 1948, in Newton, New Jersey.She made her home in Galveston for a number of years where she worked at I...
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Linda Davidson Hines

February 2, 1944 - January 19, 2018

Linda Sue Davidson Hines, 73, of Blossom, Texas went to be with her Savior, on Jan. 19, 2018. Linda has run her race and is now in the arms of Jesus. She was born on Feb. 2, 1944, in Deport, Texas to Smith & Tora Lela Davidson. She married Arvil "Buddy" Hines on Feb. 15, 1960.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled services for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23rd at Canaanland Church of God with Rev....
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David Skeen

December 29, 1985 - January 18, 2018

David "Bubba" Skeen, 32, of Reno, passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018. Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled graveside services for 1:00 pm, Monday, January 22, 2018, at Knights of Honor Cemetery in Blossom. The family will receive friends at the cemetery thirty minutes prior to the service.David was born in Paris, Texas and graduated from Prairiland High School. He was employed with...
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Billie Maxine Taylor

April 15, 1937 - January 15, 2018

Billie Maxine Kelley Taylor, 80, of Paris, passed away Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled graveside services at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 18th at Evergreen Cemetery.Mrs. Taylor, the daughter of W. B. & Harvey Irene Eslick Kelley, was born April 15, 1937, in Lamar County.She loved gardening and canning fruits & vegetables from her garden, and then giving those to...
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Sharon L. Cobb

September 27, 1938 - January 15, 2018

Cremation was conducted under the care and direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home.
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Peter Anthony McGarvey

March 25, 1950 - January 14, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home, PARIS, TX.
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Peter Anthony McGarvey II

March 25, 1950 - January 14, 2018

Peter Anthony McGarvey, II, 67, passed away Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, at his home.Services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Tiny Freelen officiating. Burial will follow at the McGarvey Farm. The family will receive friends from 6 - 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.Peter, the son of Peter Anthony McGarvey, Sr. and Mary Margaret Suver McGarvey,...
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Jesse W. Sanders

October 18, 1945 - January 14, 2018

Jesse W. Sanders, 72, of Blossom, passed away Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, at his home following a long, courageous battle with Parkinson Disease.Memorial services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3rd, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Brent Bolton officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 - 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2nd at the funeral home.Mr. Sanders, the son of Labon Aaron &...
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Jack W. King

June 15, 1937 - January 13, 2018

Jack W. King died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, peacefully at his home inForest Hill. He was born June 15, 1937, the third of five children ofVaudie King and Ruby King. He was the older brother of John, his twin, andhis sister Bettie Desha. and was the younger brother of Margaret KingNorth, now deceased, and Bobbie King, who died in infancy. He was thestepson of Bill King. He was the husband of Ruth...
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Jose Ciro Luna

July 14, 1940 - January 13, 2018

Jose Ciro Luna, 77, of Paris, passed away Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at his home.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled a Mass of Christian Burial for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17th, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church with Father Denzil Vithanage officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the church.Ciro, the son of Angel Luna and...
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Delores Jane Godwin

September 6, 1942 - January 13, 2018

Delores “Jane” Godwin, 75, of Blossom, was born in Sulphur Springs, Texas on September 6, 1942. She entered Heaven’s gates on January 13, 2018. Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled services for 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17th, at the Blossom Church of God with Rev. Benny Dollins and Rev. Larry Bridges officiating. Burial will follow in Knights of Honor Cemetery. The family...
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Jack W. King

June 15, 1937 - January 13, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home, PARIS, TX.
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Jose Ciro Luna Calvillo

July 14, 1940 - January 13, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home, PARIS, TX.
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Rochelle Rae Brewer

July 2, 1975 - January 12, 2018

Rochelle Rae Brewer, 42, of Paris, passed away January 12, 2018 at Paris Regional Medical Center.Bright-Holland Funeral Home was involved in her transfer to Lake Andes, South Dakota for her interment in St. Phillip Episcopal Cemetery.
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Rochelle Rae Brewer

July 2, 1975 - January 12, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home, PARIS, TX.
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Norma J. Robison

August 7, 1946 - January 12, 2018

Norma Jean Robison "Jeani", 71, of Paris, passed away Jan. 10, 2018, at Paris Regional Medical Center from long term health problems. Bright-Holland Funeral Home has charge of graveside services at Dalby Springs Cemetery in Dalby Springs, Texas Saturday, Jan. 20th, at 1:00 p.m.She was born Aug. 7, 1946, in Hugo, OK.She is preceded in death by her father, Billy D. Robison and her mother, Norma W....
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Betty Jo Woodard

November 19, 1927 - January 11, 2018


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Betty Jo Woodard

November 19, 1927 - January 11, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home, PARIS, TX.
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Wayland J. Oliver

October 22, 1942 - January 11, 2018

Wayland J Oliver, 75, of Paris, passed away Jan. 11, 2018, at his home. Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with burial following in Long Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.Wayland, the son of Jay Reavis & Mary McNeal Oliver, was born Oct. 22, 1942, in Hugo, OK.He graduated from Blossom...
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Lillian Jo Hickman

February 8, 1929 - January 10, 2018

Lillian Jo Hickman, age 88, passed away in her home on January 10, 2018. She was born February 8, 1929 in Lazare, Texas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Settles. She grew up in Quanah, Texas, where she was valedictorian at Quanah High School in 1946.She attended Texas Wesleyan College on scholarship for two years, and then received her Bachelors and Masters degrees from East Texas State College...
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Billy Eddie Thoms

August 13, 1946 - January 9, 2018

Billy Edgar “Eddie” Thoms, 71, of Paris, passed away Tuesday, January 09, 2018, at Paris Regional Medical Center.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled graveside services, with military honors, for 2:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12th, at Restland Cemetery in Roxton with Rev. Fred Fangio officiating. A formal visitation is not scheduled, however, friends may pay respects and sign Eddie...
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Jo Ann Robinson

December 20, 1952 - January 9, 2018

Jo Ann Robinson, 65, of Roxton, went to meet her Lord & Savior on January 9, 2018, at Paris Regional Medical Center.Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Rocky Burrow & Rev. Jerry Clements officiating. Burial will follow in Restland Cemetery at Roxton. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 5 –...
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Nita Aiken Henckel

November 12, 1934 - January 7, 2018

Nita Aiken Henckel was born to Nadine and Weldon Glover in Deport, Texas on November 12, 1934. She passed away at her home in Katy, Texas on January 7th, 2018 with her children, after many years of managing melanoma cancer. Nita Joyce was a graduate of Paris High School, Paris Junior College, and the University of Houston where she obtained a BA and MS in Education. She dedicated her...
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Barbara Ann Parker

October 1, 1942 - January 7, 2018

Barbara Ann Parker, 75, of Reno, passed away Sunday, Jan. 7, 2017, at Paris Regional Medical Center.Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Jack Elliott officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 – 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.Mrs. Parker, the daughter of Frank & Valerie...
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Patsy Ann Willis

April 11, 1941 - January 7, 2018

Patsy Ann Willis, 76, of Paris, passed away Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, at Texoma Medical Center in Denison.She was born April 11, 1941, the daughter of Coy & Lillian Turnbow McGlaughlin.Patsy was a homemaker whose life centered around her children and grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her husband, Emmett Willis, her parents, Coy & Lillian McGlaughlin, and a brother, Jerry McGlaughlin...
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Nita Aiken Henckel

November 12, 1934 - January 7, 2018

Nita Aiken Henckel was born to Nadine and Weldon Glover in Deport, Texas on November 12, 1934. She passed away at her home in Katy, Texas on January 7th, 2018 with her children, after many years of managing melanoma cancer. Nita Joyce was a graduate of Paris High School, Paris Junior College, and the University of Houston where she obtained a BA and MS in Education. She dedicated her...
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James Boyd Criscoe

December 14, 1928 - January 6, 2018

James Boyd Criscoe, age 89, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, at Brookdale Assisted Living Home in Texarkana, TX where he resided for 11 years.Mr. Criscoe was born on Dec. 14, 1928 in Faught, TX to Herbert & Mae Criscoe.He entered the U. S. Army at the age of 17 during the end of WW II. Upon returning home, he pursued his teaching degree at East Texas State University.Mr....
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Earl Gordon Haney

September 21, 1926 - January 4, 2018

Earl Gordon Haney, 91, of Friendswood, formerly of Paris, passed away Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, at Brookdale Assisted Living in Friendswood.Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Monday, Jan. 8th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Dr. David Bowman officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.Mr. Haney, the...
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Andrew Christopher Shawhart

December 25, 1925 - January 2, 2018

Andrew Christopher Shawhart, 92, of Arthur City passed away Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, at Paris Regional Medical Center.Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Fortenberry officiating. Burial will follow in Red Hill Cemetery at Arthur City. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.Andrew was born...
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Doris Jean Matlock

December 22, 1952 - January 2, 2018

Doris Matlock, 65, of Paris, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018.Services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Friday, Jan. 5th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Tiny Freelen officiating. Burial will follow in Providence Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 7 – 8 p.m.Mrs. Matlock, the daughter of Alfred Bennett Milner and Eunice Coble Milner, was born...
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Paul Lee Allen

September 16, 1952 - January 1, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home, PARIS, TX.
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Jeliben R. Patel

August 27, 1940 - January 1, 2018

Jeliben R. Patel, 77, of Clarksville, passed away Monday, January 01, 2018, at Paris Regional Medical Center.Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Jan.3rd, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Pareshbhai Pathak officiating. Cremation will follow. A prayer service is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.Mrs. Patel, the daughter of Manorbhai and Rataben Patel, was born Aug....
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Charles Wayne Miller

July 22, 1943 - December 29, 2017

Charles Wayne Miller, 74, of Paris, passed away Friday, December 29, 2017, at Dubuis Hospital.Services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Tiny Freelen officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 – 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.Mr. Miller, the son of Cecil Edward & Marie Kelly...
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Marguerite Hancock Fletcher

October 10, 1921 - December 26, 2017

Marguerite Hancock Fletcher, 96, of Paris, passed away Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at Spring Lake Assisted Living Center.Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2nd, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Don Morton officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.Mrs. Fletcher, the daughter of...
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Wayne Franklin Wright

January 5, 1945 - December 26, 2017

Wayne Franklin Wright, 72, of Paris, passed away at his home Tuesday, December 26, 2017.The family has scheduled a gathering at their home on Saturday, Dec. 30th, from 2 – 4 p.m. Cremation was under the care and direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home.Wayne, the son of Keith Franklin Wright & Earnestine Chambliss Wright, was born Jan. 5, 1945, in Oakland, CA.He served in the U. S. Air...
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James Douglas Luft

December 14, 1934 - December 25, 2017

James Douglas Luft, 83, of Paris, passed away December 25, 2017, at the Sam Rayburn Memorial Veterans Center in Bonham, Texas.A memorial service has been scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Shawn Deterding officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. His final resting place will be in Columbus,...
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James Quinton Carter

July 8, 1927 - December 24, 2017

James Quinton Carter Jr. was born to Quinton and Fannie Carter on July 8, 1927, in Ozona, Texas. Quinton Carter was a cattle rancher and skilled carpenter. When James, or “J.Q.” was two and one half, his most beloved sister, Jody Decker, joined him. These two have shared a special bond all their lives. As a young man, James went through schools in Abilene, Texas, and then to Abilene...
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Dorothy Reeves

June 14, 1920 - December 24, 2017

Dorothy Dawson Reeves, 97, a lifetime resident of Paris, Texas died Sunday, December 24, 2017 at Brentwood Terrace. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Covenant Christian Church with pastors Steve and Diana Russell officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday, December 29, 2017 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Bright-Holland Funeral Home;...
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Orvel L. Stringer

September 13, 1928 - December 23, 2017

Orvel Lee Stringer, 89, of Reno, passed away Saturday, December 23, 2017, at his home.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled services for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26th, at the Gospel Lighthouse Church in Powderly with Rev. Keithen Brown and Rev. Chris Kelley officiating. Burial will follow in Union Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 – 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home...
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Charles Hatcher

August 20, 1921 - December 22, 2017

Charles Henry Hatcher, 96, was born to parents, Eugene Hoyt Hatcher and Lena Hatcher on Aug. 20, 1921, in Garland, Texas. He passed away Dec. 22, 2017, in Dallas, Texas. He married Mildred P. Webster on March 9, 1941. Charles worked as a store manager and finally senior auditor for Safeway Corporations. He was also a Mason’s member. He served in the Army Aircorp from November 5, 1945, as a...
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Gregory Scott Carter

July 25, 1965 - December 22, 2017

Gregory Scott “Homer” Carter, 52, of Reno, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, December 22, 2017, at his home while surrounded by family.The family has scheduled memorial services for 1:00 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30th, at Oasis of Life Tabernacle, 6365 Lamar Ave., Reno, TX 75462, with Pastor Jimmy Nutt, Sr. and Evangelist Anna McCarty officiating. Cremation was under the care...
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Dwayne Powell Thompson

November 26, 1933 - December 19, 2017

Dwayne Powell Thompson, 84, of Blossom, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, at his home.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled graveside services, with military honors, for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23rd, at Knights of Honor Cemetery in Blossom with Rev. Robert Myre officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 – 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.Dwayne, the son of Phynes &...
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Eva Leona Langston

January 18, 1924 - December 18, 2017

Eva Leona Heyman Langston, 93, of Blossom, Texas, passed away at her home Monday morning, December 18, 2017.Eva was born Jan. 18, 1924, and raised in Dallas, Texas. She worked as a lab technician for Texas Instruments for over 30 years and spent her retirement years caring for others.She moved to Blossom, Texas in 2006 to be near family.She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Langston,...
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Delores I. Shrum

July 9, 1935 - December 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home, PARIS, TX.
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Betty J. Beall

March 29, 1932 - December 16, 2017

Betty Joyce Beall, 85, of Detroit, passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 am, Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Bright-Holland Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Fred Fangio officiating. Burial will be made in Detroit Cemetery. The family will receive friends, at the funeral home, one hour prior to service time, 10:00 – 11:00 am. Mrs. Beall was born...
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Bill Flanary

February 26, 1939 - December 15, 2017

Billy Keith Flanary passed away on Saturday, December 15, 2017, at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Plano. He was 78. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at Immanuel Baptist Church with Reverend Steve Gunter officiating.Bill was born on February 26, 1939, in Cooper, Texas, to Minnie Mildred (Doolin) and C. V. Flanary, Sr. He graduated from Cooper High...
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Sherley Ann Wadford

June 6, 1956 - December 13, 2017

Sherley Ann Wadford, 61, of Paris, passed away Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at her home.Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Bob Bush officiating. Burial will follow in Long Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 – 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.Sherley, the daughter of Delbert and Audrey Myers Smith, was born June...
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Gilbert William Terry

February 15, 1936 - December 11, 2017

Gilbert Terry, 81, of Paris, passed away Monday, December 11, 2017, at his home.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled memorial services for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16th, at First Baptist Church – Paris with Dr. Tommy Turner & Rev. Ken Cannon officiating. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.Gilbert was born in the upstairs bedroom of his...
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James Robert Vivion

August 15, 1939 - December 9, 2017

James Robert “Bob” Vivion, 78, of Snow, OK, passed away Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at Antlers Nursing Home in Antlers, OK.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled graveside services for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13th, at Mt. Tabor Cemetery.Mr. Vivion, the son of Flave & Clydus Little Vivion, was born Aug. 15, 1939, in Caviness, Texas.Survivors include his wife, Melissa and three...
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Randy Lynn Maynard

December 23, 1950 - December 7, 2017

Randy Lynn Maynard, 66, passed away Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, at his home.Cremation was under the care and direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home.Randy, the son of Vernon & Clara Benningfield Maynard, was born Dec. 23, 1950, in Clarksville.He grew up at Peter’s Prairie near Clarksville. Randy’s career as an electrician spanned a number of years before his retirement.He was...
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Tracy Martinez

March 23, 1960 - December 6, 2017

Tracy Lynn Martinez, 57, of Paris, passed away Wednesday, December 06, 2017, at Paris Regional Medical Center.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled services for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9th, at College Church of Christ with Bro. Nolan Butler officiating. Burial will follow in Union Grove Cemetery at Reno. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.Tracy, the...
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Mary Frances Miller

January 13, 1931 - December 2, 2017

Mary Frances Miller, 86, of Petrolia passed away Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at United Regional Medical Center in Wichita Falls.Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Lory Hunt officiating. Burial will follow in Providence Cemetery.Mrs. Miller, the daughter of J. Campbell & Flora Lutrell Campbell, was born Jan. 13, 1931, in Eastland, Texas...
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Scott Franklin King

January 11, 1934 - December 2, 2017

Scott Franklin King, 83, of the Broadway Community, passed away peacefully at his home in the loving arms of his family on Saturday, December 2, 2017.Services, with Masonic Rites, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5th at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Pastor Brad Miller officiating. Burial will follow at McDonald Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour...
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Joanna Presley

September 18, 1923 - December 2, 2017

Joanna Presley, 94, passed away Saturday, December 02, 2017.Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Edgar Clements officiating. Burial will follow in Meadowbrook Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.Mrs. Presley, the daughter of Lawrence & Lillie Martin Price, was born Sept. 18,...
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Thelma Joyce Bright

April 11, 1936 - December 1, 2017

Thelma Joyce Bright of Clarksville, Texas peacefully went to rest with the Lord on Friday, December 1, 2017.Joyce was born, one of eight children, to W. H. (Doc) and Ethel Herrington Brown on April 11, 1936, in Clarksville, Texas. She married Billy James Bright of Pecos, Texas in 1952 and during their 56 years of marriage she was a beloved homemaker, seamstress, and daycare provider. Joyce was...
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Helen Ann Ball

February 22, 1920 - November 30, 2017

HELEN ANN BALL, 97Helen Ann Ball has passed to her eternal life with her Lord and Savior.Born in Syracuse, New York where she grew up and married the love of her life at the age of 19, Helen and Lester were married 54 years at the time of his death in 1994.The moved to Texas in 1959 where they lived the rest of their lives.They were long time members of the American Legion, Post 453 in Dallas,...
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Virginia Bell Reed

August 13, 1924 - November 29, 2017

Virginia Bell Reed, 93, of Paris, left this world for her Heavenly home on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017.Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled graveside services for 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2nd, at Meadowbrook Gardens with Rev. Randall Scott officiating.Mrs. Reed, the daughter of Josef & Ida Lillian Miller, was born Aug. 13, 1924, in Electra, TX.On Feb. 9, 1946, she married Merl Reed,...
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Melissa Jane Jumper

December 27, 1950 - November 25, 2017

Melissa Jane Jumper, 66, of Paris, passed away Saturday, November 25, 2017, at Paris Regional Medical Center.Memorial services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 2nd, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Clark officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.Melissa, the daughter of Frank & Mary Jane Guthrie Kennedy, was born Dec....
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Billie Florence Love

September 25, 1943 - November 19, 2017

Billie Florence Love, 74, of Paris, passed away Sunday, November 19, 2017 at The Home Place. Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22nd at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with David Ballard officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 – 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.Billie was born Sept. 25, 1943, in Paris. She attended...
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Denis Richard Frank

September 12, 1941 - November 18, 2017

On Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 8:42 P.M., Denis Richard Frank was ushered into Heaven surrounded by his wife, two sons, and daughter. He left this world exactly how he would have wanted – with his family by his side.A Rosary Service will be conducted on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. with family visitation to follow at Bright Holland Funeral Home.A Mass of Christian Burial will...
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Donna Lynn Blackshear

December 2, 1971 - November 18, 2017

Donna Lynn Blackshear, 45, of Paris, passed away Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at Paris Regional Medical Center.Services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21st at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Harvey Blackshear officiating. Burial will follow at Garland Cemetery in Red River County.Donna, the daughter of Frank & JoAnn Curry, was born Dec. 2, 1971, in Ft. Stockton, Texas.Donna grew...
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Kenneth L. Cherry

May 5, 1932 - November 17, 2017

Kenneth Lee Cherry, 85, passed away Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, at his home.Services will be held Tuesday November 21, 2017 at Bright-Holland Funeral Home in Paris, Tx. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m., and the service will be at 2 p.m. conducted by Rev. David Darrow. Interment will follow at Forest Chapel Cemetery.Kenneth, the son of Leo Bryan Cherry & Bettie Lee Jamar Cherry, was...
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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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Alvie Leon Roberts

September 13, 1937 - October 1, 2017

Alvie Leon Roberts, 80, of Powderly, passed away Sunday, October 1, 2017.The family will receive friends from 2 – 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home. Private burial will be made at Pyles Cemetery.Mr. Roberts, the son of Louis Alvie Roberts & Bertie Mae Hughes Roberts, was born Sept. 13, 1937, in Paris.His career as a carpenter spanned many years before his...
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Robert Lee Mattison

March 29, 1941 - October 1, 2017

Robert Lee Mattison, 76, of Paris, passed away Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, at the Medical Center of Plano.Cremation is under the care and direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home. A formal service is not scheduled.Robert, the son of Oscar & Margaret Cross Mattison, was born March 29, 1941, in Grant, OK.His career as a truck driver spanned many years before his retirement.Survivors include his wife,...
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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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