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April 27, 1930 - December 13, 2015

HONEY GROVE— Graveside services for Elizabeth Ann Brown, 85, of Greenville will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, at Oakwood Cemetery in Honey Grove. Rev. Michael Ryer will officiate. Family visitation will be prior to the service starting at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 16, at Cooper-Sorrells Funeral Home Honey Grove.
 A bright and precious light left the world on Dec. 13, 2015, and went to live with the angels and the Lord. Elizabeth Ann (Burnsed) Brown passed away surrounded by her husband of 68 years and her children, their spouses and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Elizabeth was born April 27, 1930, in Brookston, Texas, to Richard T. and Ora (Rogers) Burnsed. She was the fifth of five children, and her closest sibling was 16 years older. She was the baby sister of three brothers and one sister. She grew up on a farm outside Honey Grove. She graduated from Honey Grove High School.
She had met Everette Layton Brown of Windom during high school and they were married when she was 17 years old on Aug. 9, 1947, after she graduated from high school. Everette served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps.
Their first child was born April 1, 1949, when she was 18. Two more followed in the next five years. The family moved to Garland in 1950.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, and one sister.
She is survived by her devoted husband, Everette Brown of Greenville; her daughter, Sharon Turner and husband Dave of Rockwall; her daughter, Shirley Craft and husband Kenn Hill of Wichita Falls; her son, Richard L. Brown and wife Michelle and their daughter, Kenna Greenough, of McKinney; her much loved grandchildren, Shannon Nalley and husband Brent and Darin Turner; and her two great-grandchildren whom she adored, Walker and Layton Nalley.
Elizabeth had a deep and abiding faith in the Lord, and it guided her journey in life. She loved to read and listen to music. She always put everyone before herself. When her daughters were teenagers, all the boy and girl friends wanted to be at the Brown house because she was so loving and fun.
There was nothing she wanted more in her life than her family to be healthy, happy and to share it with her. She was the happiest when we were all with her. Her sharp wit and keen intelligence were known by all who knew her. We will miss her every day and our hearts are broken.
A special thanks to all the staff of Legend Health Care in Greenville who took care of her and loved her. Gratitude also to Altus Hospice staff who were so special to her and the whole family, especially Bonnie Muronda.
Condolences may be made at www.coopersorrells.com and www.heraldbanner.com.
  Mrs. Lora Fay Ford, 80, of Point went to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, in Dallas. Funeral services celebrating Lora’s life will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, at Ingram Funeral Home in Quinlan with Rev. Danny Calk officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Cemetery in Terrell.
Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. today.
Lora was born Dec. 8, 1935, in Belcherville, Texas. She is the daughter of the late Louis and Frankie Miller Capps. She was raised in Belcherville. After graduating high school, she went on to attend North Texas State University.
 In 1964, she went to work as an executive secretary for Berry Brothers Machinery in Dallas; then in the ‘80s she went to work for Rector Equipment until her retirement in 1996.
She married Mr. Carl Wayne Ford on Nov. 17, 1966; they made their home in Mesquite before moving to the Lake Tawakoni community in 1983. Carl preceded her in death on Nov. 10, 2014.
She was also preceded in death by a stepson, Michael Ford in 2012, as well as all her siblings.
Lora was a member of the First Christian Church of Lone Oak. Lora enjoyed listening to blue grass music, crocheting, arts and crafts, gardening, canning, cooking, and traveling — and  saw all 50 states.
She is loved and will be missed by her sons, James McGuire and wife Renee of Garland and Gary Wayne Ford and wife Evelyn of Hawk Cove; daughters Susan Beth Shanks and husband Bob of Greenville and Linda Kay Jones of San Antonio; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Online condolences may be made at www.heraldbanner.com.
COOPER — Charles Thomas (C.T.) Smith went to be with Jesus on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015. His funeral service is today, Dec. 15, at 11:30 a.m. in the Delta Funeral Home chapel. Dean Eudy and Pam Zolezer will officiate. Interment follows at Shiloh Cemetery with Masonic graveside rites and military honors.
Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
He was born Aug. 19, 1947, in Commerce to A.M. “Bud” Smith and Faye Shook Smith. He attended West Delta and Commerce schools where he graduated in 1966. In 1967 he enlisted in the Navy and received a federal A&P license in aircraft maintenance. After getting out of the service he worked at Rockwell and successor companies, L-3, and was a commercial long-haul truck driver.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia; beloved dog Dina; son Charles Michael and wife Ashley; granddaughters Akayshia and Summer Smith; a sister, Marjorie Kuhn; stepdaughter Angela Schulze and husband Jimmy; stepgranddaughters Allie and Karlie Shulze; a stepgrandson, Jared Bolton; stepson John Kay and wife Cheryl; Virginia’s sister and husband Brenda and Melvin Sanders; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was a Master Mason and Past Master of Hopkins Lodge 180, a member of New Hope Church in Cooper and a member of American Legion Red Henderson Post 483. He retired in 1997 and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and woodworking.
Online condolences may be made at www.deltafuneralhome.com and www.heraldbanner.com.
Published on December 15, 2015
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