Cass County Obits Nov. 15, 2017

ROBBIE NELL ENDSLEY
Jan. 4, 1932 - Nov. 13, 2017
Robbie Nell Endsley, 85, of Bloomburg, went to be with the Lord Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in an Atlanta nursing home.
She was born Jan. 4, 1932, in Cass, to Ellis and Doris Solley. She was a homemaker and a member of the Cass Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending time with family and cooking.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers; and four sisters.
She is survived by her husband, Willie Endsley of Bloomburg; son, Stephen Endsley of Bloomburg; two daughters, Kay McClure of Atlanta and Connie Clayton and husband Frankie of Atlanta; brother, Johnny Solley of Bloomburg; sister, Imogene McKinney of Bloomburg; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, at Hanner Funeral Service.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 at the Cass Baptist Church with Bro. Jason York officiating. Interment will follow at Cass Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service.
Guest registry is available at www.hannerfuneralservice.com.
 
BOYD JONES
Aug. 5, 1941 - Nov. 11, 2017
Boyd Allen Jones, 76, of Bloomburg, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, in Hospice of Texarkana.
He was born Aug. 5, 1941, in Linden. He was the owner of Boyd’s Exxon, former Bloomburg School Board Member, Water Board Member and song leader at First Baptist Church of Bloomburg.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Jones of Bloomburg; one son, Keith Jones  and wife Deborah of Texarkana; his mother, Vivian Jones of Atlanta; two sisters, Elaine Derouen of Lubbock and Mara Tobias of Madisonville; one grandson; Ethan Jones of Texarkana; and a number of other relatives.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at Hanner Funeral Service.
Funeral services were at noon Monday, Nov. 13, at the First Baptist Church of Bloomburg under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service.
Guest registry is available at www.hannerfuneralservice.com.
 
MARY ELIZABETH PEACOCK
Sept. 25, 1929 - Nov. 6, 2017
Mary Elizabeth Peacock, 88, of Atlanta, went to be with the Lord Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, in an Atlanta adult care facility.
She was born Sept. 25, 1929, in Cass County, to Roy and Dovie Wicks. She was retired from Atlanta Independent School District, was a member of the Huffines Baptist Church, Atlanta Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and Woodmen of the World. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and playing games, especially dominoes.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Royce Peacock; son-in-law, Doug Goodnow; two sisters, Lorene Smathers and Bonnie Smith; a brother, Roy Wicks Jr. and her parents.
She is survived by two sons, Jimmy Peacock and wife Bonny of Bivins and Jerry Peacock and wife Jan of Huffines; three daughters, Louise Goodnow of Huffines, Vicki Keith and husband Bob of Huffines and Barbara Weems and husband Louis of Atlanta; brother, Jim Wicks of Vivian, La.; special friend, Ken Williams of Bivins; 17 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at Hanner Funeral Service.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10at Huffines Baptist Church with Bro. Tony Roberts and Bro. Dan Walker officiating. Interment followed at the Huffines Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service.
Those wishing to memorialize Mary may contribute to the Huffines Cemetery Association, 6502 FM 251 S, Bivins, TX 75555.
Special thanks to the staff and nurses at Golden Villa for their love and care of our mother.
Guest registry is available at www.hannerfuneralservice.com.
 
MILLIE BELL WALLACE DAVIS
July 17, 1926 – Nov. 4, 2017
Millie Bell Wallace Davis, 91, of Atlanta, transitioned this life Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017.
She was known for her elegant style, poise, dignity and sophistication. She loved helping others and was always visible at church and social activities throughout the community. She was often teased for being hard to “catch up with” as she was always on the go. She was known for wearing bling, lovely hats and greeting people with a warm and beautiful smile.
Her life began July 17, 1926, in Texarkana, where she grew up in The Newtown community of Texarkana, as the oldest child in the family of Grady Sr. and Tinny Wade Wallace.
Her mother died when she was 12 years old, so she was instrumental in helping her father raise her four brothers, Herman Wallace of Texarkana and three other brothers, who preceded her in death, Grady Wallace Jr., Edwin Norris Wallace and Herschel Wallace.
Despite hardships and challenges, she aspired to get a good education. Upon graduating from Dunbar High School in 1943, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Bishop College and her Master's degree in Library Science from East Texas State University.
She was employed in the Arkansas Public School System for 12 years and by the Atlanta Independent School District for 35 years, retiring in 1984. During her years in the teaching profession, many of her students expressed their appreciation to her for giving them a solid foundation, encouragement and tools necessary to make it in life.
She learned from her early experiences of caring for her family that she could achieve whatever she set her mind to with the help of Christ, who strengthened her. She became a champion of goodwill and took pride and pleasure by "helping somebody as she passed along," which was one of her favorite songs.
She married the love of her life, Raphael G. Davis, after a long courtship. Her best friend preceded her in death in 2001, after 54 years of marriage. Their union produced two loving children: Darryl Davis and wife Cynthia of Edmond, Okla., and Raphaelle Davis Huckaby of Atlanta.
She was also the proud grandmother of Derrick Davis and wife Dawn of McKinney, Andrea Huckaby of Fort Worth, Aaron Davis and wife Tiffany of McKinney, Denisha Mathews and husband Micheal of Cedar Hill and Royal Huckaby Jr. and wife Valencia of Texarkana.
She is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Johnnie and Mattie Wallace and three who preceded her in death. She had one devoted goddaughter, Teresa Lightsey and husband Charles of Atlanta.
She also leaves 12 great-granddaughters; one great-grandson; a host of nieces; one nephew; and a loving family and many friends to cherish her memory.
She was known as "Gran" and "Momma" to people in the community.
She was an active member of the Enon First Missionary Baptist Church, where she served in various capacities until her health began to decline including Mother of the Church, musician for the Idell Braxton Mission Chorus, Male Chorus and Sunday school, Assistant Musician for Vacation Bible School, President of the Mission Society, Chairman of the Deaconess, Announcing Clerk and Youth Director.
Other affiliations included Charter member of the Fine Arts Club, member of the Olivia Williams District of the Texas Association of Women and Youth's Clubs, Director of TAWC State Choir, member of the Willing Worker's Nursing Home Ministry and Enon First Missionary Baptist Church Willing Worker's Circle. She was also a member of the Eastern Cass County School Retirement Association and was named Phenomenal Mother of the Year by Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc., in 2016, only to mention a few.
She was known for keeping late hours, multi-tasking and attending several events in the course of a day. She just enjoyed being around people and always found something positive to say through words of encouragement and compliments to others. She appreciated the many kind deeds that were done for her as her health began to decline, whether it was someone picking her up and dropping her off for an event, helping her in or out of the car, or making her plate when there were long lines. She was humbled and thankful for the gracious way in which she was treated and expressed her gratitude often in conversation with her family.
Although the beloved Mrs. Millie B. Davis is no longer with us physically, her sweet spirit, love of life and people, genuine compassion for her fellowman, respect for others, and good deeds will keep her legacy alive, serving as a source of inspiration to "help somebody as we pass along, so our living will not be in vain."
 
MICHELLE LEA PHELPS
Oct. 11, 1974 - Oct. 26, 2017
Michelle Lea Phelps, 43, of Linden, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. A sweet baby girl was born Oct. 11, 1974, to Don and Joan Phelps. She was born in Sherman, but grew up in Linden. She loved to sing, whether it was with family, choirs or solos. She loved to be around her family and friends, but most of all she loved her baby kittens, Allison and Angel. She was very determined and worked hard to obtain her Bachelors of Science degree in psychology. She also was representative for Avon and loved the relationship with her customers.
She is survived by her loving parents, Don and Joan Phelps; sisters, Tammy Wells and husband Gary and Patti Foreman and husband Joe; uncles and aunts, Charles Phelps, Gene and Mary Ella Phelps, Peggy Everitt and Larry Graham and Billy Baker; nephews and nieces, Chris and Kristina Wells, Cliff Wells, Blake and Haley Hall, Ashley and Cory Motley and Will Hall; great nephews, Logan Burks, Levi Wells and Mason Motley; and countless cousins, extended family and friends.
She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Wiley and Evelyn Graham and D. W. and Lena Mae Phelps; uncles and aunts, Robert Graham, Frankie Baker and Jo Betty Phelps; and cousin Sherri Phelps Proctor.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29 evening at Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Linden.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, at First Baptist Church in Linden with The Rev. Bryan Baggett, Bro. Dwayne Lemmon and Bro. Charles Russell officiating.
There will be a private family burial at Linden Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home.
An online guest is available at www.reeder-davis.com.
 
NOLAN J. MOORE
May 12, 1933 - Nov. 3, 3017
Nolan J. Moore, 84, of Marietta, died Friday, Nov. 3, 3017.
Graveside services were at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at Oak Ridge Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home of Hughes Springs.
 
RAY HUBBARTT
April 11, 1933 ~ Nov. 2, 2017
Elder Ray Hubbartt, 84, of Jefferson, died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2107.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, in the Capt. William Perry Chapel of Haggard Funeral Home in Jefferson. Interment followed at Pruitt Lake Cemetery in Avinger under the direction of Haggard Funeral Home.
 
FAYRINE SHADDIX
Sept. 24, 1944 - Nov. 2, 2017
Fayrine Shaddix, 73, of Hughes Springs, died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017
Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at Dennis Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home of Hughes Springs.
 
VIDA LEE DAVIDSON LEWIS
Feb. 2, 1922 – Nov. 1, 2017
Vida Lee Davidson Lewis, 95, of Hughes Springs, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2107.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at Reeder-Davis Chapel in Hughes Springs. Interment followed at Hughes Springs Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home.
 
VICTOR MOLINA-HERNANDEZ
Jan. 15, 1987 - Oct. 31, 2017
Victor Molina-Hernandez, 30, of Ore City, died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at Primera Iglesia Bautista in Gilmer. A second service was at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at Our Lady of Fatima in Daingerfield. Interment followed at Our Lady of the Pines Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home of Ore City.
 
VIRGIL GEORGE JAMES
July 29, 1939 - Oct. 30, 2017
Virgil George James, 78, of Daingerfield, died Monday, Oct. 30, 2017.
Graveside services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at James Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home of Hughes Springs.
 
JOE DOSS
Dec. 25, 1934 – Oct. 29, 2017
Joe Doss, 82, of Ore City, died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at First Baptist Church of Ore City. Interment followed at Ore City Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home of Ore City.

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