Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, February 19, 2019 – Volume XIX, Issue No. 42

Connie M. Dollins

1938 – 2019

Funeral Service for Connie M. Dollins, 80, of Sulphur Springs, were held on February 18 at Lake Fork Baptist Church. Bro. Perry Crisp officiated.

Interment followed in Lake Fork Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jason Dollins, Chris Dollins, Jarret Bros, Lorin Bros, Travis Sherwood and Dale Wheeler.

Mrs. Dollins died peacefully at her home on February 15, 2019. She was born on August 27, 1938, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Carl Monroe Kerst and Lola Naomi Kerst. She married Tub Dollins on March 7, 1955, in Tulsa.

Mrs. Dollins was an LVN at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Lake Fork Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband of Sulphur Springs; son, Carl Dollins of Paris; daughter, Teresa Bros and husband Lorin of Bowie; bonus daughter, Sherry Franks of Sulphur Springs; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and sister, Carolyn Jones and husband Flave of North Carolina.

Mrs. Dollins was preceded in death by her parents; and sisters, Dee Oler and Maxine Reams.

Memorials can be made to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements were under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home. The online register can be signed at www.wil sonorwoskyfuneralhome.com.


Robert Earl Lightwine

1946 – 2019

A Funeral Mass for Robert Earl Lightwine, 72, was held on February 19 at the Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church. Father Yancey Burgess officiated. A burial with military honors followed in the U.S. National Cemetery.

Mr. Lightwine died on February 11, 2019, in Mesa, Arizona. He was born on February 28, 1946, in Fort Scott, Kansas, to Harold Lee Lightwine and Maida Belle Parker Lightwine.

He graduated from the Fort Scott High School in 1965. While serving in the Navy, one year of service was spent in the “Brown Water Navy” Riv-Ron 112-11 division where he patrolled the waters of the Mekong Delta. He was a member of the Mobile Riverine Association.

Mr. Lightwine married Esther Connolly Graves on February 7, 1970. He retired from Sears after 30 years in the appliance repair business. He enjoyed fishing and traveling across the United States in his RV reminiscing with family and friends, and often staying in Rains County.

He was a member of the Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church, a life member of the VFW and the Joplin Elks Lodge #501.

He is survived by his wife; sisters and brothers-in-law, Helen and Sid Colwell of Ft. Scott, Kansas, Carol and Alan Lytle of Spring Hill, Kansas, and Harold Connolly, also of Ft. Scott; numerous nieces; nephews; great-nieces; great-nephews; and many special friends across the United States.

Mr. Lightwine was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter; a sister; two brothers; two cousins that his parents raised as his brothers.

Memorials may be made to Wreaths Across America or Care to Share, c/o Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, Kansas 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.


Ronald Edward Motes

1958 – 2019

Services for Ronald Edward Motes, 60, of Emory, are pending with DFW National Cemetery. Mr. Motes died on February 13, 2019, at Christus Mother Frances Hospital in Sulphur Springs.

Mr. Motes was born June 21, 1958, in Southall, England, to William Eugene and Jacquline Anne Taylor Motes. He was employed as a machinist. He married Cindy Irene Marshall on April 18, 2013, in Garland. He was a veteran, serving in the U. S. Air Force as a Radio Relay Equipment Specialist.

Mr. Motes is survived by his wife of Emory; son, Dustin Motes and wife Hallie of Minnesota; daughter, Angela Marshall of Red Oak; sister, Elizabeth Shoemaker and husband Jimmy of Tyler; brothers, Richard Motes and wife Charlotte of Whitehouse, and William Gage and wife Rita of LaVerne; grandchildren, Kegen, Lorlie and Austin.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Lloyd Motes in 2018.


Death Notice

Marvon Armstrong Horton

1944 – 2019

Mrs. Horton, of Emory, died on February 12, 2019, in Fort Worth. She was born on June 26, 1944, in Terrell. Burial was in Silver Lake Cemetery.