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Paris, Texas Caroleen Turner Thornton 1931 — 2024 Caroleen Turner Thornton, surrounded by her family, joyously entered her heavenly home on April 16, 2024. Caroleen was born in Young County, Texas on July 24, 1931 to Mary Alice Jeffers Turner and Richard Carvel Turner. She graduated from Graham High School in Graham, Texas, and Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Caroleen married the love of her life, Homer Lee Thornton Jr., on June 2, 1952 in Graham. They were married for 70 years before Homer's heavenly homegoing in 2022. Following Homer's military service, Caroleen and Homer moved to a farm on the banks of the Red River and then settled in Paris, Texas in 1961. In addition to her parents and husband, Caroleen was preceded in... Paris, Texas John Gilbert Arnold 1950 — 2023 John Gilbert Arnold, born July 16, 1950, in Queens, NY, died unexpectedly on May 2, 2023, in Paris, Texas. John's family moved to Texas when he was a young boy. He graduated from Lufkin High School in Lufkin, Texas, and earned a degree in engineering and a commission from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1974. He served at sea for several years, then at several stations on land in charge of the maintenance of Coast Guard vessels. His stories of his Coast Guard days and other travels fascinated friends and relatives. He left the Coast Guard in 1985 and moved to Lufkin, Texas, where he began the first of several jobs as a maintenance engineer. It was there he met his wife... Anna Ruth Thornton Welch 1947 — 2022 Anna Ruth Thornton Welch passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2022. She started her journey to heaven surrounded by her adoring family. Anna was born in San Antonio, Texas on June 1st, 1947. She was the daughter of loving parents; Oscar A. Thornton and Mildred Young Thornton and sister to Glen Thornton. Anna completed her education at Paris Junior College. Surrounded by loved ones in her final days she shared that she wrote an essay in high school on what she desired to be in this life and it was titled, "A Mother!" That desire came true after meeting the love of her life, David Welch (West Lamar graduate 1962). They wed in Denison, Texas in 1964 and shared 58 wonderful years... Brookston W.C. (Dub) White 1938 — 2022 W.C. (Dub) White of Brookston, Texas, formally of Kilgore, Texas,passed away on Friday October 21, 2022 after a long illness. He was born in Blue Ridge, Texas on February 23, 1938. Survived by wife Beth White, a son Jody White, a daughter Terrie White, step sons Ryan Rutherford, Riley Rutherford and step-daughter Randi Rutherford and husband Justin, and seven grandchildren. He worked in the commercial satellite antenna business for many years and travelled to many countries around the world before moving to Kilgore and working for Vertex Communication Corporation until retirement. Dub was of the Baptist faith. He was a private pilot, he was passionate about flying. He also loved... Paris, Texas Karen Scott Sawyer 1942 — 2021 Sawyer, Karen Scott, age 78, passed away Thursday, June 24, 2021 after a 12-year battle with Alzheimer's. She was born in Paris, TX during the brief period her father was commissioned to build airstrips at Camp Maxie. Raised in Tyler, Karen attended Tyler Public Schools, graduated from Lee High School and enrolled in Tyler Junior College. It was the summer of 1962 when she met William "Bill" Sawyer, Jr. at a local park. They worked two different shifts for the summer parks program for special needs children. Bill began to bring her lunch each day and by end of the summer he proposed. They married on August 25, 1962 and together attended Stephen F. Austin University. Two years later, Karen... Paris, Texas Rita Black 2020 Rita Black, 89 of Paris, passed away September 15, 2002. Rita Fern Jordan Teague Black was born on September 03, 1931 to parents Flora Witte and Jay Jordan of Cat Springs, Texas. Rita made her home in Odessa, Texas for many years and was the loving wife of Billy James Black for almost 32 years. Rita is survived by her sister Lossie LaRue Whitehead of Rhome, Texas, Virginia Lou Ward of Odessa, Texas, and Nell Fernandez of Rhome, Texas. She was the proud mother of 8 children, 4 of whom preceded her in death, David Dale Teague, Louis Lane Teague, Janetta Faye Teague and Malla Teague. Her 4 surviving children; William Wayne Teague of Mineral Wells, Texas, Vicki LaRue Teague Bailey and spouse...
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