Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, March 24, 2020 – Volume XX, Issue No. 46

Linda Diane Davis

1948 – 2020

Linda Diane Davis, 71, of Emory, died on March 22, 2020, at Christus Trinity Mother Frances of Tyler.

Mrs. Davis was born on May 14, 1948, in Fresno, Calif., to Robert and Clarice Ross McLemore. She married William Clarence Davis in Emory, on May 6, 1966. She was employed for around 22 years at Terry’s Furniture in Sulphur Springs, and in Emory, which later became Ivan Smith Furniture. She was honored as a top-10 sales representative for multiple years. She was a Christian and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Mrs. Davis is survived by her husband of Emory; sons, Randy Davis of Flint and Chad Davis of Emory; brother, Richard McLemore of Fall City, Wash.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous other loving family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters; and a brother.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home, Emory. No service is currently scheduled.


Bruce Hodge Hendley

1951 – 2020

Services for Bruce Hodge Hendley, 68, were held March 18 at the memorial Chapel at Restland Funeral Home.

Mr. Hendley died on March 14, 2020. He was born in Gladewater on August 1, 1951. He was a musician, like his father, playing the drums. His love for life and his family was only matched by his passion for Texas western swing.

After marrying Pat Braddy in 2008, he and his new bride settled into a picturesque life along the banks of Lake Fork in Emory. There, he continued his successful paint contracting business and doted on his “babies,” Sara (Pug), Killer (Boston Terrier), Barney, and Casper (both American Eskimo). He was loved by all and never met a stranger. His heart and giving nature were as big as the state of Texas.

Mr. Hendley is survived by his mother, Maxine Kennedy; his wife; sisters, June Saxon and husband Cecil, Gloria Jordan and husband Tracy, and Karen Tingsley and husband William; brother, Billy Hendley; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to The Humane Society.


John Edward Hines

1936 – 2020

An intimate family funeral service was held for “Sonny” John Edward Hines, 83, of Emory on March 21 at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Wayne Wolfe officiated.

Interment followed in Clifton Cemetery.

Mr. Hines died on March 17, 2020. He was born on August 26, 1936, in Rains County to Robert S. and Freda L. Blanton Hines. After graduation, he worked many years as a specialty heli-arc welder for food and beverage plants. He married Mildred Hoppe in Dallas on December 23, 1974. In 2001, he retired and moved back to the old home place in the Daugherty community. He enjoyed planting a garden and sharing the fresh produce with family and neighbors.

He was a Christian, a member of Daugherty Baptist Church, and he loved the Lord and His ways. He loved to sing his praises and his favorite hymn was “Going Home.” He will be remembered as a good and generous man.

Mr. Hines is survived by his wife of Emory; sisters, Barbara Jaggers of Emory, and Sue Strebeck and husband Bobby of Arlington; sister-in-law, Flora Hines of Emory; daughters, Karen Lynne Orange of Greenville and Sheila Wright of Lancaster; sons, Edward Lee Hines of Emory, Johnny Hines Jr. and wife Jennifer of Point, and Rusty Lee Hines of Point; step-children, Angie Foster of Topeka, Kan., Debbie Priest and husband Dan of Topeka, Kan., Patti Moore of Sislbee, Janie Sauer and husband Roger of Sabetha, Kan., Rob Skoch and wife Susan of Garland, and Rick Skoch and wife Karen of Garland; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Junior Hines.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Vitas Healthcare of Greenville, 2716 Lee St., Greenville, TX 75401, 903-455-0251.

An online guest book is available at www.wilsonorwoskyfuneralhome.com.


William Bruce
Stovall Sr.

1933 – 2020

A grave side service for William “Bill” Bruce Stovall Sr., 86, of Point, is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, at Lone Star Cemetery in Point. Bro. Jay Sikes and Bro. Zach Honzell will officiate.

Mr. Stovall died peacefully at his home, on Thursday, March 19, 2020. He was born in Dallas on August 22, 1933, to James Roy and Gladys Wilton Moore Stovall. At age 20, Bill joined the United States Navy to proudly serve his country. He worked as an aircraft engine mechanic, and he was able to travel and see different parts of the world. Afterwards, he decided to go straight into the Navy Reserves. He married Dorothy Fern Hunter in Dallas on November 1, 1961. He worked as a grocery store manager for Piggly Wiggly for many years while raising his family.

He had so much fun traveling and stopping at all the different state parks, roadside parks and rest areas. Spending time outdoors just made him happy. He also took great pride in keeping his yard mowed and manicured beautifully. He enjoyed feeding the birds and squirrels and watching them play in his gorgeous yard. Bill was a Christian and a member of First Baptist Church of Point. He will be missed by all of his dear friends and family, everyone whom he loved.

Mr. Stoval is survived by his wife of Point; daughters, Dorothy Smith of Point and Brenda Massey and husband Doug of Grand Prairie; sons, Sam Edwards and wife Suzanne of Yantis, and William “Billy” B. Stovall Jr. and wife Roxann of Point; sister, Judy Thomas of Winnsboro; numerous precious grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; and a host of loving family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Jim Stovall and Gerald Stovall; sisters, Wilton Jones and Mary Katherine Stovall; brother-in-law, James Thomas; and son-in-law, Marshall Smith.

An online guest book may be signed at www.wilsonorwoskyfuneralhome.com.