Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, November 24, 2015 – Volume XVI, Issue No. 30

H.D. (Bud) Bryant

1927 – 2015

Funeral services for Herman Dwight “Bud” Bryant of Emory, 88, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 25, at Emory Church of Christ.

Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m. prior to the service at the church building.

Burial will be in Emory City Cemetery.

Mr. Bryant died Sunday, November 22, 2015, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital in Sulphur Springs. He was born July 24, 1927 in Rains County to Henry A. and Easter Ely Bryant. He served in the U.S. Army in 1945-1946. He returned home to farm cotton until beginning work at Temco (now L-3) in Greenville from which he retired after 30 years. He was active in the Emory Volunteer Fire Department, had served on the Emory City Council and was a member of the Emory Lions Club. He loved to fish and hunt and enjoyed gardening. He was a member of Emory Church of Christ.

Survivors include sisters: Katherine Waldrop and Joy Horrocks of Emory, Evelyn “Deen” Paddock of Yantis, Shirley Norris of Miller Grove and Helen Barker of Sulphur Springs; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 42 years, Vonnie Bullard Bryant; wife of 12 years, Barbara Rogers Bryant; brother, Earl Bryant; and sister, Patricia Bryant Bennet.

Services are under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home of Emory.

Peggy Joyce Arnold Culpepper

1929 – 2015

Funeral services for Peggy Joyce Arnold Culpepper, 86, were held at Forest Hill Funeral Home and Memorial Park in Memphis, Tennessee.

Mrs. Culpepper died November 5, 2015, in Memphis. She was born January 18, 1929 to Ben Arnold and Lona Clewis Arnold McGowan.

She graduated from Alba High School in 1948 and received her bachelor’s degree from East Texas State College in Commerce, where she was voted a campus beauty. Early in her career she worked for Dr. Pepper Bottling Company and later moved to Memphis, where she spent her remaining life educating students at Cypress Junior High. She was a 50-year member of St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church and was a loving mother and grandmother and a devoted follower of Christ.

Survivors include her sons, Alton and wife Connie Culpepper and Kelly Culpepper; seven grandchildren, Patrick, Georgeanne, Sarah, Daniel, Samuel, Kenneth and Michael; and five great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Nichols Culpepper.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Cameron M. Jeffcoat

1962 – 2015

Cameron M. Jeffcoat, 53, of Emory, died on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, at Reunion Plaza Healthcare and Rehab in Tyler. He was born February 12, 1962, in Lakeland, Florida to William Sanford and Peggy Louise Mason Jeffcoat. He worked as a welder most of his life.

Mr. Jeffcoat is survived by daughters, Ashley Jeffcoat and fiancé Rafael Figueroa of Emory, and Dustie Morgan and husband
Joseph of Emory; sisters, Debbie McWilliams and husband James of California, and Donna Sue Tippit and husband Paul of Houston; brother, Ray Jeffcoat of Lindale; and grandchildren, Amber Petty, Carter Petty, and Landen Petty.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Cremation arrangements are under the
direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home of Emory.

No services are scheduled at this time. Online guestbook may be signed at www.wilsonorwoskyfuneralhome.com.