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Doris Jean Jenkins, 82, of Sumner, passed away Wednesday, November 03, 2010, at Paris Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Jenkins, the daughter of John D. “Doc” & Della Faye Vinson Kennemer, was born Dec. 10, 1927, in Lamar County.
She married David Howard Jenkins on Dec. 21, 1946, building sixty-two years of family and memories before his death on Aug. 8, 2009. They owned and operated Jenkins Chicken Farm in the Bluff community for 25 years. She was a member of Victorious Life Church.
Survivors include three children, Dewayne Jenkins & wife Brenda Kay of Paris, Kevin Jenkins & wife Kaye of Sumner and Barbara Hoskins & husband Dwight of Detroit, grandchildren, Jason Jenkins, Chad Jenkins, Delvin Hoskins, Kristen Jenkins Archer and Kasey Jenkins Black, along with her great grandchildren, Amber Jenkins, Colton Jenkins, Troy Jenkins, Jacie Jenkins, Levi Hoskins, Brandt Archer, Breann Archer, Bryce Archer and Ashley Coursey.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Johnnie Faye Smith & husband Dale and Laverne Waggoner & husband Floyd and one brother, James D. Kennemer &wife Peggy.
Casket bearers will be: Jason Jenkins, Delvin Hoskins, Chad Jenkins, Levi Hoskins, Jeremy Archer and Robert Black.

Billie Juanita Gordon
(February 3, 1934 - July 2, 2010)

Mrs. Billie Juanita Stone Gordon, age 76, a resident of Lockesburg, died Friday, July 02, 2010, at her home.

She was born to William Trent and Annie Mae Liggin Stone at De Queen, Arkansas, on February 3, 1934. She was a member of the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, and was a homemaker. She enjoyed painting, writing poetry,fishing, and playing the organ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Philip Gordon, Sr., a daughter- in-law, Tava Gordon, and a brother, Travis Stone, and a great-grandson, P. J. Smith.

She is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law, Philip C. Gordon, Jr. of Lockesburg, Donald Ray and Peggy Gordon of Bryan, Texas, Paul

Lonnie W. Kennedy

Lonnie W. Kennedy, 72, of Paris died Sunday, May 16, 2010, at his home.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Bill Bean officiating. Burial follows in Meadowbrook Gardens.

The family receives friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.

He was the son of Claude L. and Zillia Askins Kennedy, born Sept. 3, 1937, in Cunningham. He served in the National Guard Reserve until being called up with the U.S. Army during the Cuban Missile Crisis. When he returned from his deployment during the crisis, he worked for the National Guard for four years. He then worked at Superior Switchboard for 17 years before beginning a career with Kimberly-Clark that spanned 25 years before his retirement.

He was a member of the Kiwanis Club and helped start the Paris Kiwanis Soccer Association where he coached several years. He was a member of Lamar Avenue Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Benny Kennedy.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Pearce Kennedy, whom he married March 1, 1958; two daughters, Jill Redus of Paris and Angie Bean and husband, Bill, of Cabot, Ark.; six grandchildren, Jade Kennedy, Billy Kennedy and wife, Angelia, Colt Redus, Mason Bean, Loni Bean and Chloe Bean; six great-grandchildren, Kili Neal, Kendal Kennedy, Kimari McCarty, Conner Kennedy, Keegan Kennedy and Anslee Kennedy; two sisters-in-law, Doris Kennedy of Paris and her son, Kenny Kennedy, of Houston and Karen Ware and husband, Jim, of Commerce; along with a host of friends.

“Papa” was the epitome of patience and love. To everyone — family and friends — remember “Don’t have fun unless you want to.”

Casket bearers are Billy Kennedy, Colt Redus, Mason Bean, Kenny Kennedy, Bob Menchaca and Clark Smith.

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Published May 17, 2010

Helen Maureen Gordon Richardson

Helen Maureen Gordon Richardson, 82, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, May 15, 2010. She also is celebrating the reunion of the love of her life for more than 62 years here on this earth, George I. Richardson.

Services are scheduled for 4 p.m. Monday, May 17, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Tony Corso and Rev. Donnie Sherrill officiating. Burial follows in Evergreen Cemetery.

The family receives friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

She was born in Lamar County to Henry and Myrtle Gordon Jan. 15, 1928. She married “Georgy” July 1, 1947. They were blessed with two children, a daughter, Gerrie Bankhead of Paris and a son, Ron Richardson of Mesquite; three grandchildren, Jerrod Bankhead of Cunningham, Kristi Callihan and husband, Bryan, of Reno and Chance Bankhead and wife, Morgan, of Cunningham; three great-grandchildren, Kaden and Ashlyn Callihan of Reno and Gage Bankhead of Cunningham.

She grew up in the Rockford community and attended Delmar School and was a graduate of Cunningham High School. She also attended Paris Junior College. She worked at McCuistion Regional Medical Center, Lamar Medical Center and Paris Independent School District for several years.

She and her husband resided in Paris for the past 42 years. They were members of the Taylortown Union Church for approximately 50 years and active in a number of churches in the Paris area. She enjoyed playing the piano in the church and in nursing home bands. She also enjoyed traveling, camping, cooking, spending time with her family and worrying her husband to death over her dogs. It was not unusual for them to wake up in the middle of the night and play dominoes or rummy for several hours at a time.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George; a son-in-law, Clyde Bankhead; a daughter-in-law, Sally Richardson; four brothers, Wes, Dennis, Mack and Howard Gordon; and one sister, Dovie Gentry.

Casket bearers will be one family member from each of her siblings, from Wes, Doug Moreland; from Dennis, Danny Taylor; from Mack, Larry Cunningham; from Howard, Wayne Gordon; from Dovie, Gene Cavender; from Maureen, Bryan Callihan; and from George’s family, Jonathan Smith.

Honorary bearers are the grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Jerrod, Kristi, Chance, Kaden, Ashlyn and Gage.

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