Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, January 16, 2018 – Volume XVIII, Issue No. 37

Robert Glen Davidson

1960 – 2018

Funeral services for Robert Glen Davidson, 57, of Golden, were held on January 13 in the Chapel of Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home, Alba. Bro. Steve Prestridge officiated.

Burial followed in Golden City Cemetery.

Mr. Davidson died on January 10, 2018, in a Dallas hospital surrounded by his family. He was born on January 16, 1960, in McKinney, to Scott Wysong and Annie Ruth Carraway Davidson. He married Jean Michelle Phillips on September 4, 2009, in Grand Saline. He was a painter in the construction industry. He lived in Golden all of his life and attended Northside Church, Mineola.

He is survived by his wife of Golden; father of Howe; sons, Eric Glen Davidson and wife Bethany of Lindale, and Corey Nathan Davidson of Alba; daughter, Cassie Lin Royar and husband Paul Douglas of Kempner; stepdaughters, Rachel Bragg of Mineola, and Jessica Sims of Mineola; mother of his children, Mary Linda Davidson; and grandchildren, Ethan, Trent, Camden, Eli, Cohen, Oakleigh and Lilah.

He was preceded in death by his mother; brother, Roy Davidson; and sister, Angela Mills.


Sunny Sue Fenter

1960 – 2018

Services for Sunny Sue Fenter, 57, were held on January 13 at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Billy Smith officiated.

Burial followed in Lone Star Cemetery.

Ms. Fenter died on January 9, 2018. She was born on July 29, 1960, in Kerrville to William Winston and Frances Freeze Montgomery. She was a member of Point United Methodist Church.

She finished high school at Rains High School where she was a member of the prestigious drill team, the Rainettes. After high school she attended East Texas State University. She lacked only six hours finishing her Bachelor degree in accounting when an accident occurred.

Ms Fenter is survived by daughter, Ashley Savell and husband Greg of Parker; grandchildren, Dylan Fenter and Colton Fenter; first cousins, Cay Frances House of Emory, Gay Fennimore of Fort Worth, and Leah Freeze of California; caregiver, Marsha Dabney of Greenville; and faithful friend of Emory, Linda Gudger.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Arrangements were under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home in Emory.


Lydia Mae Frost

1931 – 2018

A family memorial service for Lydia Mae Frost, 86, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 22, at First Baptist Church of Point.

Mrs. Frost died January 13, 2018, at Greenville Health and Rehab. She was born July 29, 1931, in Danville, Arkansas, to Jonathan Washington and Lela Belle Womack Pruitt. She was employed by Rains ISD as a cafeteria worker for many years.

Mae married Chester Thomas Frost, on Sept. 1, 1949, in Danville, Arkansas. She owned her own café, Mae’s Diner, in Point for years.

Mrs. Frost is survived by sons, Dennis Larry Frost and wife Sharon of Timberon, New Mexico, David Roy Frost and wife JoAnn of Emory, and Russell Harold Frost of Point; brothers, Hayden Pruitt of Tulsa, Okla., and Harold Pruitt and wife June of Oregon; sister, Jane Jones of Oregon; grandchildren, Chris, Deanna, David, Daniel, Russell Jr., Laura and Katrina; and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband in 2004; three sisters; and one brother.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.


Howell Jay Grisham

1938 – 2018

Graveside services for Howell Jay Grisham, 79, of Alba, are scheduled for Thursday, January 18, at 3:00 p.m. at Pilgrim Rest #2 Cemetery in Golden.

Mr. Grisham died on January 13, 2018, at a nursing home in North Richland Hills. He was born on, May 4, 1938, in Lindale, to J.V. and Lessie Worthey Grisham. He was a mechanic and lived most of his life in Dallas. He was a Baptist.

He is survived by his sons, Randall J. Grisham and wife Norma of Euless, and Steven Ray Grisham of Rudy, Arkansas; daughter, Deborah “Debbie” Kay Wells and fiancé Keith Briggs of Bedford; brother, Lord “John” Grisham of Alba; sister, Sheila Bunch of Alba; three grandchildren, Jason Wells, Treva and Junior Sanchez, and Steven Grisham; and two great-grandchildren, Carson Sanchez and Kyla Sanchez.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Andy Grisham and Sam Grisham; daughter-in-law, Rita Grisham; and brother-in-law, Edward James Bunch.

A family visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 17, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home.


Phil Tom Harris

1944 – 2018

Phil Tom Harris, 73, of Emory, died in Sulphur Springs on January 9, 2018. He was a resident of Carriage House Manor. Mr. Harris was born in Commerce on November 22, 1944, to Philip Louis and Elizabeth Reene Neely Harris. He married Jacque Shirley Stevenson in Durant, Oklahoma, on December 8, 1961.

During his working years, Mr. Harris worked as a funeral director. He and Robert Wilson were the founding owners of Wilson-Harris Funeral Home in Emory. After years of service to the funeral home, and as his legs were beginning to fail him, he sold his partnership to Gene Orwosky, thus the funeral home became the Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home, still in Emory.

Mr. Harris was in and associated with many organizations, and held several positions, including Constable of Rains County. He also served on the Child Welfare Board, was a certified peace officer and a master gunsmith.

Mr. Harris is survived by his wife of Emory; son, Phil Tom Harris Jr. and wife, Margaret Anne of Emory; daughter, Jacquelyn Reene Shedd and husband David of Mesquite; grandchildren, Zachary Harris, Austin Harris, Kelsey Varner and Jordan Story; and great-granddaughter, Scarlette Eve Harris.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and grandson, Matthew Dane Shedd.


Howell Jay Grisham

1938 – 2018

Graveside services for Howell Jay Grisham, 79, of Alba, are scheduled for Thursday, January 18, at 3:00 p.m. at Pilgrim Rest #2 Cemetery in Golden.

Mr. Grisham died on January 13, 2018, at a nursing home in North Richland Hills. He was born on, May 4, 1938, in Lindale, to J.V. and Lessie Worthey Grisham. He was a mechanic and lived most of his life in Dallas. He was a Baptist.

He is survived by his sons, Randall J. Grisham and wife Norma of Euless, and Steven Ray Grisham of Rudy, Arkansas; daughter, Deborah “Debbie” Kay Wells and fiancé Keith Briggs of Bedford; brother, Lord “John” Grisham of Alba; sister, Sheila Bunch of Alba; three grandchildren, Jason Wells, Treva and Junior Sanchez, and Steven Grisham; and two great-grandchildren, Carson Sanchez and Kyla Sanchez.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Andy Grisham and Sam Grisham; daughter-in-law, Rita Grisham; and brother-in-law, Edward James Bunch.

A family visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 17, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home.


Alvin Dean Stroman

1949 – 2018

Funeral services for Alvin Dean Stroman, 68, of Yantis, are scheduled for Wednesday, January 17, at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Alba. Dr. Kelly Burton will officiate.

Interment will follow in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery,

Mr. Stroman died on January 11, 2018, at his residence. He was born on December 21, 1949, in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, to Alton and Sarah Brannon Stroman. He married Judy Kay Bagby on January 11, 1973, in Lampasas. He served in the Navy during the Vietnam War. In 1979, he and his family moved to Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia, where he worked for the Arabian American Oil Co. (Aramco) for 15 years.

He coached Little League baseball, including leading a team to the 1985 Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Dean lived on Lake Fork since 1994 and was a fishing and hunting guide. He was an avid outdoorsmen and loved teaching others to hunt and fish. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Alba and participated in mission trips to Honduras.

Mr. Stroman is survived by his wife of 45 years of Yantis; son, Roger and wife Dianne Stroman of Emory; daughters, Velda Stiner of Indianapolis, Indiana, Vicki and husband Greg Seaton of Reno, Nevada, and Kristie and husband John Youngblood of Bellaire; sister, Sadie St. John of Pell City, Alabama; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; and two sisters.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 219 E. Holley St., Alba, TX 75410. Designate your check for Honduras Mission Trip.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home, Alba.