Truck driver escapes serious injury

Published Saturday, August 10, 2013
By Messenger Staff

A Boyd man narrowly escaped serious injury Friday morning after overturning the cement truck he was driving and plowing through a fence on County Road 3791 near Cottondale.

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Marvin Wayne Livengood

Published Wednesday, June 19, 2013
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Marvin Wayne Livengood, 69, of Cottondale, died Friday, June 14, 2013, at home.

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Blaze devours home, kills pets

Blaze devours home, kills pets

Published Saturday, February 23, 2013
By Brandon Evans

A fire destroyed a house and killed two dogs trapped inside early Friday morning in south Wise County.

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Poor visibility possibly played role in wreck

Poor visibility possibly played role in wreck

Published Wednesday, January 23, 2013
By Brandon Evans

Two people were injured in a wreck Tuesday morning near a construction site on Farm Road 51 between Paradise and Boyd.

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Early morning house fire claims elderly man

Published Wednesday, November 14, 2012
By Erika Pedroza

An elderly, handicapped man died in a house fire between Cottondale and Boyd early Sunday morning.

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Daughter runs over mom after fight with husband

Published Wednesday, November 14, 2012
By Erika Pedroza

A Bridgeport woman was flown to a Fort Worth hospital after accidentally being run over by her daughter following a domestic disturbance near Cottondale early Saturday morning.

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Willard and Mary Frances Gentry

Published Wednesday, June 20, 2012
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Willard and Mary Frances Gentry of Cottondale will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a family party at their home of 38 years.

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Clyde Garland Martin

Published Friday, June 8, 2012
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MEMORIAL service for Clyde Garland Martin, 76, of Cottondale is 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur.

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Clyde Garland Martin

Published Thursday, June 7, 2012
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MEMORIAL service for Clyde Garland Martin, 76, of Cottondale is 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur.

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Clyde Garland Martin

Published Wednesday, June 6, 2012
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MEMORIAL service for Clyde Garland Martin, 76, of Cottondale is 3 p.m. June 13 at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur.

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Billy Frances Murphy Marled

Published Friday, May 18, 2012
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SERVICE for Billy Frances Murphy Marlett, 66, of Bridgeport is 2 p.m. Sunday at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport with burial at Cottondale Cemetery. Family visitation is 4-6 p.m. Saturday at Hawkins-Bridgeport.

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Home lost to fire

Published Wednesday, May 16, 2012
By Brian Knox

Fire destroyed a home in the Cottondale area early Sunday morning.

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“Bodie” Kenneth Kirkland

Published Thursday, May 10, 2012
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FUNERAL for "Bodie" Kenneth Kirkland, 50, of Cottondale is 2 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church of Cottondale with burial at Cottondale Cemetery. Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.

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‘Bodie’ Kenneth Boyd Kirkland

Published Wednesday, May 9, 2012
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Funeral for "Bodie" Kenneth Boyd Kirkland, 50, of Cottondale is 2 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at Cottondale Baptist Church.

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“Bodie” Kenneth Kirkland

Published Wednesday, May 9, 2012
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FUNERAL for "Bodie" Kenneth Kirkland, 50, of Cottondale is 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church of Cottondale with burial at Cottondale Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at Jones Family Funeral Home.

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“Bodie” Kenneth Kirkland

Published Tuesday, May 8, 2012
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FUNERAL for "Bodie" Kenneth Kirkland, 50, of Cottondale is 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church of Cottondale with burial at Cottondale Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Jones Family Funeral Home.

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“Bodie” Kenneth Kirkland

Published Monday, May 7, 2012
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FUNERAL for "Bodie" Kenneth Kirkland, 50, of Cottondale is 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church of Cottondale with burial at Cottondale Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Jones Family Funeral Home.

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Family loses home, pets in weekend fire

Family loses home, pets in weekend fire

Published Wednesday, May 2, 2012
By Brandon Evans

A fire destroyed a family's home and killed several pets, including two dogs and a pet squirrel, Saturday afternoon in Cottondale.

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Ruby and Don Rogers

Published Wednesday, February 8, 2012
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Ruby and Don Rogers of Cottondale celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Jan. 19.

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Lahna Paige Grothe

Published Wednesday, February 8, 2012
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Robert and Kelsey Grothe of Cottondale announce the birth of a daughter, Lahna Paige.

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