I.O.O.F. Cemetery Obits

Collin Co. Cemeteries of TX

Submitted by  Elaine Nall Bay and Patricia Nall

Farmersville Times
Sept 28, 2006
Graveside services for Clenten F. Clark, 69, of Rowlett, will be held at 10 a.m., today Sept. 28, 2006, at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Farmersville.  Mr. Clark died Sept. 24.  He was born Nov. 15, 1936, and was a veteran of the Unied States Marine Corps.  Survivors include his wife, Margaret Clark of Rowlett; sons, Dewayne Clark of Ben Lemond, Ark., Allen Clark of Nashville, Ark., Anthony Clark and wife, Becky, of Nashville, Ark. and Michael A. Clark of Topeka, Kans.; daughter, Kathy Hernandez and husband, Mike, of Farmersville; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

Greenville Herald Banner
August 10, 2006
FARMERSVILLE ó Mrs. Connie Cooper, 58, of Farmersville died Aug. 9, 2006, in Dallas. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Farmersville with Brother Bart Barber officiating. Burial will follow at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Farmersville. 
Born Oct. 19, 1947, in Borger, she was the daughter of Ralph and Mary Davis Pryor. She was married to John Cooper on Aug. 30, 1968, in Farmersville.  Mrs. Cooper was a retired office manager for Foy, Inc.  Survivors are her husband of Farmersville; a daughter, Paige Owens and husband Barrett of Allen; one son, Craig Cooper of Farmersville; her mother of Farmersville; two sisters, Kay Forder and Jill Hammond, both of Farmersville; brothers Johnnie Pryor and Jack Pryor of Farmersville; and two grandchildren, Keith Cooper of Farmersville and Jade Owens of Allen.  Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hurstís Fielder-Baker Funeral Home of Farmersville.

Farmersville Times
Sept 28, 2006
Funeral services for Johnie Holdbrooks, 81, of Farmersville, were held Sept. 26, 2006 at Hurstís Fielder-Baker Chapel. Interment followed at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Farmersville.  The Rev. Rick Ballard officiated.  Mrs. Holdbrooks died Sept. 23 in Farmesville.  She was born May 30, 1925 in Mt. Pleasant to Grover and Stella Isbell Eller. She was married to Weldon Holdbrooks on Oct. 31, 1946 in McKinney.  She worked at McCraw Candy and was a member of Grace Fellowship Assembly of God Church.
Survivors include daughters, Patsy Sampson and Linda Powell, both of Farmersville; 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband and son, Roger Lobb.  Arrangements were under the direction of Hurstís Fielder-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. of Farmersville.

Greenville Herald Banner
Saturday, Nov 25, 2006
FARMERSVILLE ó Mrs. Vanita Hurst of Blue Ridge died Nov. 22, 2006, at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. Services are at 10:30 a.m. today at the Bethlehem Baptist Church with Rev. Billy Joe Harris officiating. Burial will follow in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Farmersville.  She was born June 13, 1912, in Farmersville, daughter of Wade and Birtie Howard Hockett. She was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church. She was married to A.H. ďPeteĒ Hurst on July 31, 1930, in Farmersville.   She attended Draughnís Business College and Baylor Dental in Dallas and worked for 23 years as office manager and assistant to Dr. Ben Lawrence in University Park in Dallas.  She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Earnestine and Billy Joe Bailey of Blue Ridge; a son and daughter-in-law, Drs. Kenneth and Rita Hurst of Odessa; two granddaughters; three great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.  Hurstís Fielder-Baker Funeral Home of Farmersville is in charge of arrangements.

Published in The Herald Democrat on 11/15/2009

FARMERSVILLE - Glenne "Ellen" Weaks Norman passed away peacefully from the loving arms of her family into the arms of God after a courageous battle with cancer. Our wife, mother, grandmother and friend who we considered our own angel, has now become a heavenly one.
Ellen took joy in putting everyone before herself. Her love, dedication and loyalty to her family was unparalleled. She didn't realize how many lives she touched and influenced. It was easy and natural for her to make each person she met feel unique and special.
Although she has left a huge empty spot for those who knew and loved her, we take comfort in knowing that there is now a brighter star shining in the sky. Although we will forever miss her, we are blessed with the fond memories of her warmth and love.
She was born Dec. 22, 1938 in Chattanooga, Tenn., the daughter of Glenn E. and Ellowayne (Billie) Boudraux Weaks. She married Robert Norman Jan. 30, 1965 in Cordova, Tenn. She was an operating room nurse and a homemaker. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Farmersville.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Norman of Farmersville; daughter, Leigh-Ellen Norman Harvey of Rowlett, and son, Robert Norman and wife, Mindy of Farmersville. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Chandler Glenn Norman, Caden Payne Norman, Matthew Neal Harvey and Ryan Gregory Harvey; and many nieces, nephews and countless friends.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the First Methodist Church in Farmersville, with Rev. Chuck Aaron and Jim Guvvala officiating. Interment will be in the IOOF Cemetery in Farmersville. Visitation will be held from 5 -7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home in Farmersville.

Greenville Herald Banner
Saturday, Nov 4, 2006

J. Elizabeth Nelson Shaw, 84, of Arlington, formerly of Floyd, died the night of Nov. 1, 2006, at Medical Center of Arlington. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home chapel, Greenville, with Rev. Eddie Smith officiating. Burial is in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Farmersville.  The daughter of W. Jess and Clara Elliott Nelson, she was born June 27, 1922, in Floyd. On Feb. 29, 1952, she was married to Jack Wayne Shaw in Dallas.  Mrs. Shaw was a retired legal secretary. She was a member of Fielder Road Baptist Church.   Surviving are nieces Sheryl Johnson of Quinlan, Reneť Lozano of Taylor and Sarah Bjorklund of Hallsville; a nephew, Tony Nelson of Farmersville; and a granddaughter, Cynthia Ann.  She was preceded in death by her husband on Sept. 4, 2001; two sons, Ronald Dale Shaw on Oct. 18, 1992, and Alvin Ray Shaw on June 8, 1954; brother W.J. Nelson Jr.; a sister, Gertrude Talley; and her parents.  Pallbearers are Chuck Dory, Doug Lippe, Chris Fege, Larry Johnson, Tony Nelson and Jerry Lozano. 
Greenville Herald Banner
June 3, 2006
FARMERSVILLE ó Freddie Leon Swindell, 73, of Irving died June 1, 2006, in Irving. Graveside services are at 1 p.m. today at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Farmersville with Brother Dennis Senter officiating. Visitation is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hurstís Fielder-Baker Funeral Home of Farmersville.  Son of F.C. and Bessie Gentry Swindell, he was born July 4 1932, in Mount Pleasant.  Surviving are two sisters, Lois Titsworth of Irving and Margaret Louise Thomas of Bonham.

Greenville Herald Banner
Sunday, Oct 8, 2006

FARMERSVILLE ó Mrs. Ina Pauline Recer Thomas of Garland, formerly of Farmersville died Oct. 7, 2006, at her residence.  She was born Sept. 26, 1915, in Princeton. Ina grew up in the Princeton and Farmersville area where she lived until moving with her husband and son to Garland.  Inaís working years were spent in the retail business, but her most cherished occupation was that of being a devoted wife and loving mother. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, and the Order of the Eastern Star, both in Farmersville.   Survivors include her sister, Grace Recer James of Garland; a nephew, Weldon (Jimmy) James of Cleburne; nieces, Carolyn Recer Bridges of Ben Wheeler, JoIna James Huff of Garland, and Jill James of Allen. She is also survived by Hoyt Thomas of Garland, her nephew and caregiver. In addition, Ina is survived by Special Angel Caregivers, Inez Hickman, Lawanda Johnson and Tiffany Honeycutt, all of Oklahoma. Ina was preceded in death by her parents James Luther and Ada Lvenia Maynor Recer; her brother, Frank Recer; and her precious son, Willard M. Thomas Jr. After a marriage of 66 years, she lost her beloved husband Willard M. Thomas Sr. in 2002.  Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Hurstís Fielder-Baker Funeral Home in Farmersville. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. John Foster officiating. Burial is at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Farmersville.
Memorials may be made to Vitas Hospice, 8585 N. Stemmons Freeway Suite 700 South Tower, Dallas, 75247.
Hurstís Fielder-Baker Funeral Home is in charge of arraignments.

Greenville Herald Banner
Thursday, Nov 9, 2006
FARMERSVILLE ó James William ďJimmyĒ Whitaker, 88, of Farmersville died Nov. 8, 2006, at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Farmersville with Rev. Bart Barber officiating. Burial will follow at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Farmersville.  The son of Leslie and Fannie McCullough Whitaker, he was born Sept. 30, 1918, in Anderson, Mo. In 1940 he married Jerry Baker who preceded him in death in 1989. On Oct. 13, 1990, he married Laverne Hendrex.  Mr. Whitaker served as a Marine sergeant major during World War II in the Pacific. He was the oldest living deacon at the First Baptist Church in Farmersville.   Mr. Whitaker had served on the Board of Directors for the North Texas Water District and served on the Farmersville City Council. He was a member of the Collin County draft board during Vietnam and was past owner of Cello-Wrap Printing in Farmersville.  He is survived by his wife of Farmersville; a son, Charles Whitaker and wife Mary of Farmersville; sister Frances Hendry of Goodman, Mo.; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
His first wife and a son, Bill Whitaker, preceded him in death.  Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m today at Hurstís Fielder-Baker Funeral Home of Farmersville.

Published in The Herald Democrat on 11/19/2009

FARMERSVILLE - Services for Stephen Doyle Walls, 53-year-old Farmersville resident, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Chapel in Farmersville. Mr. Walls died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009 at his home.
Vernon Johnson, Owen Rushing and Chaplain John Corcoris will officiate, with burial to follow at IOOF Cemetery in Farmersville.
Surviving are his parents, Delvin and Betty Sergent of Farmersville; and sisters, Teri Walls of Farmersville and Linda Craft of Garland.
Family visitation will be from 6 -8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.