Wednesday, October 6, 2010

MURDER TRIAL BEGINS – Testimony began yesterday afternoon in the capital murder trial of Jose “Angel” Sarmiento. The 29-year-old is accused of breaking into Bettie Lou Walker’s home on North Arthur Street in Decatur on Dec. 18, 2005, and shooting Walker, her granddaughter Lydia Walker, 22, and Lydia’s friend Jessica Corsbie, 23. Lydia and Corsbie recovered from their wounds, but […]

Lawrence Thompson

Service for Lawrence Thompson, 78, of Decatur is pending at Coker-Hawkins.

Phyllis Ann Russell

Graveside service for Phyllis Ann Russell, 38, of Newark is 11 a.m. Thursday at Aurora Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at Christian-Hawkins.

Toney Robert Hunn

Service for Toney Robert Hunn, 69, of Boyd is pending at Christian-Hawkins.

Tony Paul Dennis

Service for Tony Paul Dennis, 37, of Bridgeport is pending at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.

Richard Allan Park

Graveside service for Richard “Dick” Allan Park, 76, of Decatur was to be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 6, at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur with the Rev. John Redfearn officiating. Park died Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, in Decatur. Born May 20, 1934, in Bedford, Iowa, to Finis Downing and Ruby Alice Stephens Park, he married Donna Belle Davidson June 7, […]

Frank Atkinson

Funeral for Frank Atkinson, 78, of Woodson, formerly of Paradise, was Oct. 5 at Woodson First Baptist Church with the Revs. Peter Parker and Robert Hodgkiss officiating. Burial was at Woodson Cemetery. Atkinson died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010, in Woodson. Born Sept 13, 1932, in Woodson to William Alvin and Odessa Wright Atkinson, he married Allie Runez Dec. 24, 1953, […]

Preston Lawrence Williams

Memorial service for Preston Lawrence Williams, 19, of Boyd, was Oct. 5 at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home in Colleyville. Williams died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, in Justin. He was born June 7, 1991, in Bedford to Jack and Richelle Williams. He was preceded in death by grandfathers Jack Williams and Richard Lawrence. Williams is survived by his parents; sisters Sara […]

Dylan Ryan Yarbrough

Graveside service for Dylan Ryan Yarbrough, 19, of Boyd was to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, at Boyd Cemetery with the Rev. Kevin Alexander officiating. Yarbrough died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, in Denton County. Born May 13, 1991, in Fort Worth to Craig and Donna (Sparks) Yarbrough, he was a newspaper distributor for the Denton Record Chronicle. Yarbrough […]

James Sidney Jones

Graveside service for James Sidney Jones, 75, of Ash Flat, Ark., formerly of Bridgeport, was Oct. 4 at Bronaugh Cemetery near Hardy, Ark. Jones died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, in Ash Flat. Born June 21, 1935, in Bridgeport to Joe and Vada (Woodard) Way, he owned a Western Auto store. He was preceded in death by his brother, Billy Jack […]