Obituaries

Ophelia Evans

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Supervisor Ophelia Evans, 94, of Sulphur Springs, Texas passed away Monday, March 16, 2020 in Sulphur Springs, Texas. 

Barbara Dunavin

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A private graveside service for Barbara Dunavin, 86, of Sulphur Springs will be held and directed by Delane Malone at Seymore Cemetery.  

May Arline Flora

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On March 26, 2020, May Arline (Stinson) Flora, 100, went to be with her heavenly father.

Michael Richard Teer

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A private family funeral service for Michael Richard “Mike” Teer, 56, of Como, Texas will be held Thursday, March 26, 2020 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Chapel with Rev. Lloyd Cashion officiating and Rev. Terry Bolton assisting. Interment will follow at Como Cemetery with Chris Trout, Roger Young, Ronnie Nix, Blake Johnson, John David Jackson, Alan Caddell, Bunky Harris and James Gilbreath serving as pallbearers. Family visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Larry Maeker

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Memorial service for Larry Maeker, 81, of Sulphur Springs, Texas will be held at a later date. Mr. Maeker passed

Loretta Cecile Sivley Blount

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Loretta Cecile Sivley Blount, 82, of Sulphur Springs, Texas, took her final trip March 16, 2020. A graveside service will be held Saturday, March 21, 2020 with a public memorial held at a later date. There will be no formal visitation; instead, the family invites you to pay your respects at West Oaks Funeral Home. pallbearers will be Jeremy Blount, Betsy Blount, Jacob Blount, Samuel Blount, Jordan Crist, Billy Barber, Jessica Barber and John Wright. Honorary pallbearers will be Duncan Wood, Mark Peugh, Steve Peugh, Cephis Gregory, Donna Gregory Edgar, Johnny Midgley, W.B. Cox and the FUMC Sojourners Sunday School Class.

Roger Maynard

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Funeral service for Roger “Tex” Maynard, 79, of Sulphur Springs, Texas, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 22, 2020 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Al Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Reilly Springs Cemetery with Josh Boatman, Ty Hinton, Jeremy Thompson, John Hipkins, Junior Hinton and Danny Evans serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Cletis Millsap, Eugene Vanover, Robert Newsom, Burke Bullock, Jones Roberts and the members of the Hopkins County Sherriff ’s Posse. Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m., Saturday, March 21, 2020 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Bobbie Gay May

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Graveside Services for Bobbie Gay May, 88, of Sulphur Springs will be held Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 3 p.m. at Sulphur Bluff Cemetery with Bro. Jacob Jones officiating. A visitation will be held 1-2:30 p.m. March 18, 2020 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Ethleen Pollan

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Funeral service for Ethleen Pollan, 94, of Mt. Vernon, Texas will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 15, 2020 at Mt. Vernon Church of Christ with Chip Horton officiating and Chris McElyea assisting. Interment will take place at Old Saltillo Cemetery with Paul Majors, Brad Meyer, Andy Emery, Brian Gurley, Lucas McElyea, Eric Poe, Coby Fite and Cason Meyer serving as pallbearers and Kevin Fite as honorary pallbearer. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Joe Jack Lee

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A little over a week ago from his ICU bed, where he was battling pneumonia, Joe “Jack” Lee, lifetime resident of Sulphur Springs, Texas, uttered the following words that were such a true representation of his childlike innocence combined with the wisdom of his unique perspective, “I didn’t think I was going to be born, but I’m here. The Lord put me here, and I’m going to stay.” However, shortly before Jack left this world (a “young man” of 76 years) at 3:42 a.m. Tuesday, March 10, 2020, he sat straight up in his hospital bed at Trinity Mother Francis in Sulphur Springs, opened his eyes and stretched his arms up to meet Jesus as well as his father and mother, Roy & Hays L. Lee; sister, Doris Starrett; and nephew, Van Blize, who all preceded him in death.