Funeral services for Thomas Houston Smithers, age 48, of Sulphur Springs, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 5, 2008, at Calvary Baptist Church. Rev. Lee Huff will officiate. Interment will follow the services at the Cumby Cemetery.
Mr. Smithers passed away on Saturday evening, August 2, 2008, following a brief battle with cancer.
He was born April 30, 1960 - the son of JC and Cora Marie Smith Smithers.
He was a truck driver for RL Wright Trucking and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church.
Survivors include his mother, Cora Marie Smithers; 2 sisters - Pat George and husband Gene of Brashear, Billie Hill and husband Henry of Sulphur Springs; 1 brother - BJ Smithers and wife Ludonna of Brashear; 1 step daughter, Misty Veracruz of Sulphur Springs; 2 step sons - Steven Adair and Justin Adair, both of Sulphur Springs; 7 step grandchildren; his fiance - Cheree Huff of Sulphur Springs; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends that he loved dearly.
He was preceded in death by his father, a nephew - Wade Smithers, and a niece - Terri French.
*Best friends forever and always. We love you!
Alvin Clifford Mann, 70, passed away May 15, 2007 at his home in Plains, MT. Alvin was born May 12, 1937 in White Owl SD. Was raised in Meade County.
He raised Morgan horses for 35 years, and enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy.
2 sons - Lloyd of Cascade and Wyatt of Marion.
1 daughter - Rita Amaro of Wilsail.
Brothers - Warren Mann of Fox Island, WA; Vernon Mann of Amagosa Valley, NV.
Sisters - Shirley Winchell of Amarillo; Gladys Arneson of Belle Forche SD; Ethel Cobb of Red Owl SD.
And 6 grandchildren.
Services to be held at 10 a.m Wednesday, May 23 at the Bunch-Toews Funeral Home in Plains, MT.
**Alvin was a true cowboy, in every sense of the word. He was the inspiration for our son, Joshua, to be a cowboy.
Thank you Alvin for all the precious and wonderful memories. You are now Joshua's guardain angel - and he NEEDS you!
Dennis Friestad, age 54, died in his home on Saturday, August 12, 2006. He was born December 15, 1951 in Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona to the late Clifford Martin Friestad and Lila Mae McDonald. He attended the Arizona State University and received a Degree of Bachelor of Arts in education in 1985.
He was employed by MilkRite USA as the Western Regional Sales Manager.
He is survived by his wife, Terry.
A daughter, Anjanette Ricketts; adopted daughter, Shannon Krainock.
A stepson, Charles A. Smith.
He is also survived by his brother, Greg Friestad and wife Sherry. 2 nieces, 1 nephew, and 4 grandchildren.
A memorial service for Dennis will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, August 19, 2006 at Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church.
Gilbert Lunsford, 63, Tyler TX. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 22, 2006 in the chapel of Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home with Pastor Sam DeVille officiating. Burial will follow at the Pine Springs Cemetery under the direction of Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Directors. Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 – 8
Mr. Lunsford passed away December 19, 2006 in Tyler TX.
He was born December 6, 1943 in Quinlan, TX to the late B.N. and Pauline Greer Lunsford. He grew up in Sulphur Springs and had lived in Tyler since 1972. He worked for Hunsaker Truck Lease, Inc. for over 30 years. He was a Baptist. And he enjoyed his fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Kay Lunsford, Tyler TX; son, Neal Lunsford and wife Cathy, Tyler TX;
3 daughters – Angie Osborn and husband Brent, Tyler TX; Sherrie Culpepper and husband Mike, Tyler TX; Nancy Fleming and husband Kenneth, Tyler TX.
Grandchildren – Joshua Holden and wife Lisa, John Holden and wife Stephanie, Jenae Holden, Mathew Phillips, Jennifer Sims, Georgia Culpepper, Joey Fleming, Tyler Fleming, Rexana Lunsford and Alexis Lunsford.
Great-grandchildren – Dakota Davis, Daylan Holden and Hope Holden.
Also survived by one brother, Billy Lunsford, Sulphur Bluff TX; 3 sisters – Mary Joslin, Sulphur Springs TX; Bettie Stacks, Mt. Pleasant TX; Margaret McCoy, Caldwell ID.
Pallbearers will be Kenneth Fleming, Brent Osborn, Mike Culpepper, Joshua Holden, John Holden and Mathew Phillips. Honorary pallbearers are the employees and friends at Hunsaker Truck Lease, Inc.
Memorials may be made to the Children’s Miracle Network at Mother Francis Hospital, Tyler TX.
Pauline Lunsford passed away at 1:15 a.m. Friday, November 24, 2006 at Sulphur Springs Health & Rehab.
She was born in Hunt County, TX on March 2, 1922.
She was the daughter of Robert Lee and Mary Amanda Dawson Greer.
She married B.N. Lunsford in Hunt County on August 1, 1937. He preceded her in death in 1987.
She was a homemaker and a member of Richland Baptist Church in Brinker Community, TX.
Survivors include: 3 daughters
– Mary Ellen Joslin, Sulphur Springs TX; Bettie Stacks, Mt. Pleasant TX; Margaret McCoy, Caldwell ID.
2 sons – Gilbert Lunsford, Tyler TX; Billy Lunsford, Sulphur Bluff TX.
14 grandchildren – Roger Joslin, Joan Booth, Roxanne Ennis, Debra McGary, Malcolm Joslin, Angie Osborn, Sherri Culpepper, Nancy Fleming, Neal Lunsford, Sharron Wetzel, Jennifer Dixon, Paul Hankins, Amanda Thompson, and Joshua McCoy.
34 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a her parents, a brother – Ray Greer, and 2 sisters – Ola Horton and Ollie Jones.
Ric – how do we say we love you?
To say that you were a best friend, a soul-mate, a brother …
sounds so much less than what you are to us!!!
Almost 25 years of knowing you.
Knowing that you were but a phone call away at the farthest point.
How do words convey the heartbreak of knowing that we face these days without your voice?
I want so much to hear you say, “Hey there! How’s my baby girl?”
We are a rejoicing that you no longer hurt, you suffer no more.
We rejoice to know that you are in the arms of Jesus!
And we are a bit jealous that you get to be there and we don’t – not yet.
Watch over us – Hebrews 12:1-2.
Wait for us – we will come to you one day.
But, until then – we miss you brother and friend!!!
Becky was one of my bosses when we lived and worked on the Tongue River Ranch out in West Texas, a few years ago. She and I had many good conversations over coffee and while i was cooking lunch for the cowboys. She was a sweetheart!
KING COUNTY, Texas — On Thursday, March 15, 2012, Rebecca Moorhouse passed away with her family by her side at the Moorhouse Ranch located in King County, Texas, her home of 22 years, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer.
Born April 29, 1954, in Seymour, Texas, to parents Ann and Manford Elliott, she began her life in the ranching community. Ranching was the only life she knew until she began her nursing career. On several occasions, she volunteered her services on trips to Mexico giving medical attention to needy children.
In 1989, Becky returned to the ranching way of life when she married Tom Moorhouse. At this juncture in her life, Becky went everywhere Tom went. She rode a horse with poise and grace, appreciating how people in the ranching community depend on each other. She embraced the opportunities this lifestyle had to offer. Tom and Becky raised five children and instilled in them the same values they had learned in the ranching community.
In addition to being a wonderful wife, mother, and homemaker, Becky loved Mother Nature’s splendor. She turned the historic Moorhouse Ranch headquarters into an oasis of beauty honoring its heritage, while maintaining an environment where cowboys, family, and visitors felt at home.
In 2009, Tom, Becky, and their son Gage, moved to nearby Tongue River Ranch where Tom took the position as general manager.Becky is preceded in death by her father, Manford Elliott. Becky is survived by her husband, Tom Moorhouse; her mother, Ann Elliott; three brothers, Bob Elliott and wife Rhonda, Bill Elliott and wife Patricia, and Gilbert (Cotton) Elliott and wife Ginger; a sister, Cindy Layton and her husband Rayburn; three sons, Brad Walker and wife Bridget, Seth Walker and wife Jessica, and Gage Moorhouse; step-son, Jed Moorhouse and wife Michelle; and a step-daughter, Jody Lindeman and husband Douglas. Becky was loved by seven grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Becky truly never met a stranger and was kind and endearing to all that had the fortune to meet her.
Services will be at Benjamin Community Center in Benjamin, Texas on Saturday, March 17, 2012, at 2 p.m. Interment will immediately follow at Moorhouse Ranch. Arrangements were made under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Homes of Knox City, Texas.
If desired, donations may be made to North Texas Rehab, 1005 Midwestern Parkway, Wichita Falls, Texas, 76302.