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Rains County Leader
October 11, 2005
Funeral services for Mary Ann Nichols, 48, of Whitney, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 12, at the Lynch Funeral Home Chapel with Benny Chaffin officiating.  Interment will be at Simmons Cemetery.  Mrs. Nichols died October 9 at her residence after a lengthy illness.  Her life was helping others as a social worker, aiding the mentally handicapped and others.  Her life was about giving.  There will be a big hole left in the hearts of all who knew and loved her, and she will surely be missed.  Survivors include her husband, Gary Smith of Whitney; brothers, Rick Cheak and Joe (Rusty) Cheak both of Caddo Mills, Jim Cheak of Mineola, and Kerry Nichols of Point; a sister, Barbara Christiansen of Bodega Bay, California.  Visitation will be from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, at the funeral home.

Greenville Herald Banner
April 30, 2006
Thelma May Hackney, 86, of Greenville, died Friday at Greenville Health and Rehab Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Coker-Mathews Chapel with Dr. Glenn Cook officiating. Private graveside services will be at Simmons Cemetery.  Born in Greenville on June 6, 1919, she was the daughter of Alvin Campbell and Anna Tune Campbell. She married Glenn Hackney on Sept. 4, 1937 in Greenville. She was a homemaker and member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church.  She is survived by son and his wife, Walter and Johnnie Hackney of Garland; son and his wife, Tommy and Charlene Hackney of Greenville; son and his wife, Charles and Linda Hackney of Greenville; daughter, Debra Hackney and husband Ray Inman of Fairfax, Va.; sister, Midgie Johnson of Santa Clarita, Calif.; sister, Beth Sorenson of San Marcos, Calif.; granddaughter and husband, Kristine and Ricky Garcia; grandson, Glen Hackney; granddaughter, Mary Hackney; grandson and his wife, Wade and Julie Hackney; granddaughter and husband, Cindy and David Dyke; grandson and his wife, Greg and Carrie Hackney; 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Hackney in 1998, her father in 1974 and her mother in 1925.  Visitation is scheduled from 6 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Greenville Herald Banner
July 27, 2006
Stella Mae Williams, 98, of Greenville died July 25, 2006, at a local nursing home. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. today at Westview Methodist Church with Rev. Brian Bosworth officiating. Burial follows at Simmons Cemetery. Peters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Born Nov. 17, 1907, in Hunt County, she was the daughter of Fred A. and Jimmie M. Lewis Wilson. She married Eldredge Mashburn in Greenville and he preceded her in death in 1976. In 1978, she married J. B. Williams and he passed away in 1985.
Mrs. Williams worked as a nursing aide at Baylor Hospital. She was a member of Westview Methodist Church.  She is survived by her daughter, Martha Mason of Greenville; a son, Jerry Williams and wife Diana of Garland; four grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and nieces, and nephews.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; a son, Kenneth Lawayne Mashburn in 1943; five brothers; and four sisters. 

Greenville Herald Banner
Sept 11, 2006
Audie Lee Couch, 76, of Greenville died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2006, at his residence. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2006, at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Morris Beene officiating. Burial is in Simmons Cemetery.  Mr. Couch was born April 5, 1930, in Red Oak, Okla.; the son of Aud and Winnie Harless Couch. He married Doris Lindsey on Sept. 14, 1954, in Hunt County.  Mr. Couch was a retired maintenance worker at E-Systems. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a member of Highland Terrace Baptist Church.  Surviving are his wife, Doris Couch of Greenville; sons, Steve Couch of Emory and Tim Couch of Greenville; daughters, Kathy Lee, Terri Calderilla and Jan Couch, all of Greenville; half-brothers, Coy Couch and Eugene Couch, both of Breckenridge; sisters, Ann Vaughn of Royse City, Gene Toole of Dixon, Mo. and Dorothy Jo Couch of Oklahoma; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Troyce Couch, Dannie Couch, Ricky Couch, Royce Couch and Maxie Couch.  Pallbearers are Jeremy Couch, Mark Couch, Jessie McArter, Joseph Calderilla, Joe Calderilla and Jimmy Baker.  Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home
Greenville Herald Banner
Monday, Dec 18, 2006
FATE Elmer Ray Cox of Sachse died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2006, in Garland. Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006, at the First Baptist Church of Fate with Rev. Mike Shupe officiating. Burial is in Simmons Cemetery in Cash.  Mr. Cox was born Jan. 24, 1922, in Caddo Mills; the son of Elmer H. and Frances Killough Cox. He was married to Velma Caldwell, who preceded him in death.  Mr. Cox was a carpenter and farmer. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served in World War II. He was a Baptist.  Surviving are daughters Jolene Geurian of Sachse and Jean Moore of Austin; sisters Lila Talley McGinn and Sylvia McCasland, both of Commerce; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  He was also preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Rentfrow Funeral Home.

Rains County Leader
March 7, 2006
Funeral services for Shirley F. Lindsey, 67, of Greenville were held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, March 5, at Lynch Funeral Service chapel.  Internment was held at Simmons Cemetery.  Mrs. Lindsey died March 2, 2006, at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville from multiple health-related issues.  She was born Oct. 20, 1938, in Greenville.  She was a retired receptionist for the Greenville Housing Authority.  Mrs. Lindsey proudly served her country in the U.S. Army from 1958 to 1961 in the Intelligence Department while being stationed in Stuttgart, Germany.  She is survived by her son, Ed "Joey" and wife Lea Marlborough of Caddo Mills; one daughter, Jeanette "Jeannie" and husband Bobby Baker of Allen; brothers, Franklin Rachel of Lone Oak, Bob Rachel of Streetman, and Eddie Lively of Emory; one sister, Charlene "Pete" Hackney of Greenville and grandchildren, Matthew and Megan Marlborough, Rebecca and Brian Sheffield, and Matt, Amber and Jared Bbaker.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Mary Ellen Lively of Lone Oak.