Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, September 30, 2014 – Volume XV, Issue No. 22

Barry "Bucky" Potts

1959 – 2014

Memorial services for Barry "Bucky" Potts, 55, of Point, willl be held on Saturday, October 4, at Clarks Chapel Church of God in the Flats community near Point.

Mr. Potts died on September 29, 2014, at Baylor Hospital in Dallas.

A complete obituary will be printed in next week's edition of the Rains County Leader.

Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Ingram Funeral Home.


Orvil Glyn Briggs

1925 – 2014

Funeral services for Orvil Glyn Briggs, 88, of Point will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 30, at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel in Emory. A full Masonic service will be conducted.

Interment will follow in Lone Star Cemetery in Point with the American Legion conducting that service. Pallbearers will be Mark Henson, Marvin Henson, Dustin Briggs, Jerry Carlisle, Ben Rabe, Gary Thomas and Tim Clem.

Mr. Briggs died on September 27, 2014. He was born on Oct. 14, 1925, in Point to Thurman J. and Leona Pearl Spencer Briggs. He married Clodell Cason in Alba on January 18, 1947.

He proudly served his country in the Navy during WWII aboard the USS Kaskaskia in the Pacific.

Mr. Briggs was a member of Point United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir, served on the Board of Directors and taught the Sunday school couples’ class.

He had served as Worshipful Master in the Shiloh Lodge #307 of Lone Oak and past Worthy Patron of Chapter #853 of Eastern Star of Lone Oak, on the Point Water Board, as a trustee for Rains ISD, a member of the Point City Council, on the Board of Directors for the Point Housing Authority and on the Point Cemetery Association committee.

Survivors include his wife of Point; son, Glyn Micheal Briggs and wife Vicki of Birmingham, Alabama; brothers, Buddy Briggs of Branson, Missouri, and Robert Briggs and wife Pat of Dallas; sisters, Maxine Sherwood of Wylie, Margie Shinpaugh and husband Ray of Celina, and Peggy Clem of Miller Grove; grandchildren, Damon Michael Briggs and wife Amber, Darrell Sherman Briggs and wife Jaime, and Colleen Michelle Ramero; great-granddaughter, Adelyn Elizabeth Briggs; faithful companion Queenie; and numerous other loving family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Ervin, Earl, Raymond, Rayford and James Harold; and sister, Bobbie Jean Dodson.

The family requests that donations be made to the Lone Star Cemetery Association, PO Box 141, Point, TX 75472.