Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, June 19, 2018 – Volume XIX, Issue No. 8

Michael Earnest Latham

1959 – 2018

Memorial services for Michael Earnest Latham, 58, of Alba, were held on June 16 at Amazing Grace Fellowship in Alba. Bro. Byron George officiated, under the direction of the family and church.

Mr. Latham died on June 4, 2018, in Tyler. He was born on November 5, 1959, in Monahans, to Alfred Earnest and Virginia Louise Kitchens Latham. He married Laura Annette Hill on January 6, 1984, in Denton. Mr. Latham lived in Wood County for 18 years and worked for Sky Ranch Church Camp in Van as a maintenance director.

He is survived by his wife of Alba; mother of Lewisville; son, Joshua Dwayne Latham and wife Desiree of Frankston; daughters, Jessica Dawn Latham of Yantis, and Michael Nicole Thorn and husband Eric David of Alba; brothers, Marc Latham and wife Gina of Lewisville, and Kevin Latham and wife Brenda of Bartonville; sister, Joaneta Cayce of Lewisville; and grandchildren, Jennah Denise Latham, Eathan David Thorn, Lucas Allen Nicholson, and Lilly Ann Thorn.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home, Alba.


Lannie David Tidwell

1961 – 2018

Guy Holland, 65, died on June 9, 2018, in San Angelo. He was born on October 27, 1952, and graduated from Rains High School in 1972.

He is survived by his mother, Martha Holland; daughter, Shelbi Cooper; and sons, Toby Holland and Ty Holland.

Arrangements are under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home, San Angelo.


Frauline McCollum Gresham

1921 – 2018

Frauline McCollum Gresham passed from this life peacefully on June 11, 2018, at the age of 97. She was born February 25, 1921, in Alba, Texas, the oldest daughter of Edgar and Mae (Robbins) McCollum. She was preceded in death by husbands, Sidney Pillow and Herman Gresham, brother, Raymond McCollum and sister, Dorothy (McCollum) Allen. She is survived by her sister, Vonda (McCollum) Ragsdale and a host of nieces and nephews and their spouses.

Frauline was a life-long resident of Mineola, Texas and owned Frauline’s Beauty Salon & Merle Norman Studio for more than 50 years. She was proud of her Scottish heritage and her membership activities she and Herman shared in the Broad Street and Mineola Churches of Christ. Frauline was a proponent of exercise and healthy eating long before those disciplines attained their present prominence.

She enjoyed Duplicate Bridge and rose through the years to Grand Life Master status, playing in tournaments throughout the Southwest. She was a fierce competitor as many of her partners and opponents can attest.

Frauline was Valedictorian of her high school class and vigorously promoted the benefits of higher education to all her nieces and nephews, offering encouragement and assistance with college educations. She was a staunch supporter and advocate for all the interests and challenges of her nieces and nephews, loving and treating them like they were her own children.

A special thanks is offered by the family to Wesley House Assisted Living Facility and Heritage Healthcare Residence in Quitman for their care and attention to Aunt Frau for the last years of her life. The family is also grateful for the gentle care provided by her loving sister, Vonda Ragsdale.

In loving memory of Frauline Gresham, her family will hold a ceremony in the Beaty Funeral Home Chapel (Mineola). She will be laid to rest in Roselawn Cemetery next door. The services will be 10:00 a,m., Saturday, June 16, 2018.

* Paid obituary