Obituaries

     
    Billy Ray Jones
Services for Billy Ray Jones, 66, Kaufman, were held March 21, 2007, at Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home Chapel in Kemp, with the Rev. David Mayhan officiating. Interment followed in the King Cemetery, in Henderson County, near Kemp.
He was born July 4, 1940, in Jonesboro, Ark., and died March 18, 2007, in Kaufman County. He was preceded in death by his sister Vivian and brothers Charles and Doug Jones.
He was a member of the Teamsterís Union No.745 in Dallas.
Survivors include son Harvey Jones and wife Tracy, Kemp; daughter and son-in-law, Dawn and George Pounds, Kaufman; step-children Mark Campbell and wife Sherri, Gun Barrel City; Mike Campbell and wife Merle, Dallas; and Shirley Sanders and husband Jack, Dallas; brother David Jones, Ennis; sister Marie Frasier, Dallas; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Norman Cox
Services for Norman Osburn Cox, 93, Terrell, were held March 23, 2007, in Oaklawn Memorial Park in Athens under the direction of Gordon-Foster-Brown Funeral Home.
Cox was born Sept. 18, 1913, in Athens to Norman Joshua Cox and Mary Janette Horn and died March 20, 2007, in the Windsor Care Center in Terrell. He was preceded in death by his wife Annell in 1993 and 11 brothers and sisters.
He worked as a terminal master for 30 years for Central Freight Lines in Dallas and was a lifetime hunter and fisherman. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
Survivors include his son Al Cox and wife Carol, Terrell; two grandsons and four great-grandchildren; other friends and relatives.

Mattie Belle Campbell
Services for Mattie Belle Campbell, 78, Trinidad, were held March 21, 2007, at Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points with Brothers Solon Bailey and Eddie Montgomery officiating Interment followed in Mankin Cemetery.
Campbell was born Feb. 16, 1929, in Weston, the daughter of the late Mack Daniel and Willie Holmes and died March 18, 2007, in Sherman. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Clifford Campbell.
Survivors include her sons Charles Seargeant, North Richland Hills; Kenneth Seargeant, Justin; and Randy Seargeant, Sherman; daughter Sharon Kay Perkins, Trinidad; sisters Kathrine Black, Pottsboro; and Aliff Coppedge, Dallas; brothers Eugene Holmes, Tom Bean; and Johnny Holmes, Allen; 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Bill Young
Buford Owen Young was born Aug. 6, 1934, in Wolf City and died March 2, 2007, in Tool.
He lived in Tool for 33 years and served as mayor and city council member. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years Margie Young, Tool; son Ron Young, Tool; daughters Brenda Davis, Tyler; Gerry Conner, Trinidad; and Linda Holt, Athens; daughter-in-law Cindy Young; sons-in-law Tex Conner, Trinidad; and Randall Holt, Athens; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Jo Ann Morris
Jo Ann Morris, 79, Mabank, died at her home March 21, 2007.
She was born April 2, 1927, in Graham, the daughter of the late Clifford and Pearl Stinebower. She was preceded in death by her parents and a son Dusty Lee Morris.
Survivors include her daughter Jennie Morris and her partner DebiSu Yelverton, Mabank; son Mike and wife Carla, Moscow; caregiver Liz Sawyer and numerous nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
The family requests contributions be made to Equest Therapeutic Horsemanship, P.O. Box 192747, Dallas, TX 75219.