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Melvanda Smith

A funeral service for Melvanda (James) Smith, 79, of Sulphur Springs, was held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in the West Oaks Funeral Home chapel with Garry...
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Melvanda Smith

Brent Hoover

Brent James Hoover, 42, of Pilot Point, Texas, passed away Friday, June 15, 2018, in Pilot Point.
He was born Oct. 7, 1975, in Norfolk, Neb., to James and Ronda...
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Brent Hoover

Joyce McCord

Joyce Dewbre McCord, longtime Commerce resident, passed away Monday, June 11, 2018. Visitation will take place Thursday, June 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Commerce...
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Joyce McCord

Freda Lambert

Freda Mae Wilson Lambert of Commerce, Texas, 85, passed away at home on May 29, 2018, surrounded by family.
She was born Jan. 5, 1933, in Sweetwater, Okla. In...
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Freda Lambert

Charles Nelson

Charles Nelson, 92, beloved father and grandfather, outstanding educator, honored mentor, respected singer, and extraordinary story-teller, passed away peacefully...
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Charles Nelson

Jacqueline Book

Jacqueline Book of Commerce passed away Friday, May 25. She was 92 years old and was at peace.
Jackie was born in Hallsberg, on March 17, 1926 to William Hall...
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Jacqueline Book

Frankie Julian

Frankie Lee Julian, 67, passed away Monday, April 30, 2018, at Hunt Regional Hospital in Commerce. 
He was born to Ted and Mary Julian in Tyler, Texas, on Jan....
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Frankie Julian

Mary Tuck

Mary Beth Tuck passed away peacefully with family at her side April 27, 2018, at her home at Brookdale Georgetown, an assisted living home in Georgetown,...
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Mary Tuck

James Grimshaw

Lt. Col. (U.S. Air Force, Ret.) James A. "Bo" Grimshaw, Jr. passed away on Sunday, 8 April 2018.
An accomplished professor and scholar, beloved father and...
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James Grimshaw

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William and Audrey Beddow

Burial for William (Sarge) and Audrey Beddow will be held Saturday, June 23, 2018, at Ridgeway Cemetery at 11 a.m. Fellowship will follow at 503 Leatherwood Lane,...
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William and Audrey Beddow

Tammy Giles

Tammy Oswald Giles, 56, of Cumby died Feb. 10, 2018. Service, Feb. 15, Cross Trails Cowboy Church, Fairlie. Burial, Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Wolfe City. Visitation,...
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Tammy Giles

Michael Carey

Michael John Carey, a working sculptor, painter and musician, died Sept. 30, 2017, peacefully at home in Berkeley, Calif. He received an MFA in sculpture from...
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Michael Carey

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Condolences forJames Grimshaw
As I approach retirement, I'd like to thank and honor a very, very special person. Major, then Lt Col Grimshaw was my "book-end" English professor.... Read more
By Martin France

Condolences forMichael King
I have just learned of Mike's passing and I am so sorry. Always loved him because he was always so friendly and outgoing. On a side note, I was... Read more
By Nita

Condolences forWilliam C. King
Uncle Bill left his mark on the world! May he rest in peace and enjoy eternal happiness. Read more
By Carol Suder