The Hopkins County Echo (Sulphur Springs, Tex.), Vol. 116, No. 18, Ed. 1 Friday, May 3, 1991 Page: 2 of 4
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2—THE HOPKINS COUNTY EC 40, Sulphur Springs, Texas, Friday, May 3,1991.
March ‘Rites ‘Unite
Deans Lyn Stonaker and Frank
Paul Spataro were united in marriage
at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 9, in
Church of the Nazarene. J. Gerron
Rogers, pastor of the church, officiat-
ed the double-ring ceremony.
Mrs. JranRfPauC Spataro
The, bride is the daughter of Lyn
Stonaker ot Granbury and Wendell
and Jimmie Stonaker of Sulphur
The groom is the son of Lynda
Spataro of Costa Mesa, Calif., and
Frank and Teri Spataro of Santa
Given in marriage by her father,
the bride wore a pink tea-length. The
basque bodice of the gown featured a
yoke of floral brocade. The full
sleeves tapered to the wrist The bride
wore a band of flowers in her hair.
Sirena Stonaker, daughter of the
bride, attended as maid of honor. She
wore a tea-length white dress that
was trimmed with lace.
Nathan Spataro, son of the groom,
attended as best man.
Magan Spataro, daughter of the
groom, served as flowergirl.
Charlotte Baxter provided music
for the ceremony.
Donna Mercer and Kim Orr video-
taped and phot graphed the ceremony.
Following the ceremony, the bride
and groom hosted a reception at the
Mary Ann Cherry presided at the
Following a wedding trip to Dallas,
the couple will reside in Sulphur
The bride, a 1985 graduate of
Cooper High School, currently
employed at First American Bank
The groom, a 1983 graduate of
Sulphur Springs High School, is cur-
rently employed by Echo Publishing
Showers and Parties
The bride was given a shower at
First American Bank and Mortgage.
The event was hosted by friends at
Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Conner of Yantis announce the engagement of their
daughter, Wendy Lynn Conner, to Christopher Ewing Ross of Fort Ben-
ning, Ga.. son of Glenda Ross and Phil Ross, both of Sulphur Springs.
The children of Henry and Pearll
Willeford Thompson met April 21 in
the home of Troy and Sylvia Thomp-
Those attending were Jack and
Hadie Thompson of Lake of the
Pines; Sylvia and Troy Boyd of Old
Tarrant; Rose and Aubrey Bain of
Ada, Okla.; Trudie and Grover
Cantrell of Shirley; and Henry and
Marie Thompson of Cusick, Wash.
Others attending were Mary Willi-
ford Love and daughter, Linda, of
Sulphur Springs; Marlene and Phil
Lockwood, Josh, Armin and a friend,
Amy, all of Shirley; Lyrea and Chris
Cota Chester of Martin Springs;
Richard and Betty Boyd, Bill and
Dolores Boyd, Jenny, Sandy and
Tandy Arthur; and Connie Harris,
Devan, Vicki and a friend, Toots.
MitcheU famity Reunion
The family of Sam and Mary
Mitchell met Saturday, April 20, at
Sulphur Springs City Park.
A picnic lunch was served.
Those attending were Adrian and
Adell Mitchell and Jack and Mary
Hill of Arlington; Inez Dendry of
Eloy, Ariz.; Rayburn and Rachel
Mitchell, Curtis and Linda Buchan-
nan, Stephanie Buchannan, Glenn
Mitchell, Chad and Nacy Bolton,
Lindsay and Lacy Hinman, Steve and
Sue Mitchell, Aft on and Cameron
Mitchell, Danny and Cathy Mitchell,
Machel and Amanda Nelson, Jerry
Fite and Mary Fite, all of Saltillo.
Also attending were Ronny Green
and Jason and Ashly Green, all of
Saltillo; Kavin, Paige and Aaron
Davis of Lancaster; and Joe James
french, Smith Eo Wed _
French of Ridgeway announce the engagement and Engagement Announcement
their daughter. Deanna Carol French, to Jarrod Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Young of Albuquerque, N.M.,
of Gene and Brenda Townsend of Pkkton and Jerry
of Como. The wedding is planned for 7 p.m. Saturday
June 1, is the home of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Johnson in Pine Forest
ad relatives are invited to attend.
the Mr. and Mrs. LM. Mills of Saitilo
engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Kelly Young of ing wedding of their daughter, Tammv Lynn Mills, to Matt Matlock, son
Abilene, to Scott Harris of Oklahoma City, Okla., sou of Mr. and Mrs. of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Collins of Saltillo. The wedding is planned for
in Pine Forest. Elmer Harris. The wedding is planned for 7 p.m. Saturday, July 27, in S p.m. Saturday, July 20, in Weaver Baptist Church. Friends and rela-
tives are invited to attend.
City Cemetery Society
The City Cemetery Society met in
regular session April 9 in the board
room of die Sulphur Springs State
Bank with Inez McCorkle presiding.
The Lords Prayer was recited in
unison followed by silent prayer in
memory of Kathleen Champagne.
Minutes of the previous meeting
were read and approved.
The treasurer's report will be given
at a later date due to illness of treasur-
er Denney Ashcroft.
Vera Jones reported five burials
during the month of March.
Billiefae Sellers, Beautification
chairman, reported that roses planted
along the fence were doing extremely
well and had started blooming.
Rose Enlow reported on memorials
given and Claudia Tyler reported on
fund for Chapel restoration.
The Chapel committee reported the
near completion of this project and it
was decided to have an Open House
at a date to be announced later.
Inez McCorkle, President of the
Society, asked mehibers to attend a
called meeting to be held April 16 at
the Chapel for finalizing details of the
restoration, also to handle other busi-
ness that will be available at that time.
The following memorials were read
by Rose Enlow:
For R.E. Pratt, from Mr. and Mrs.
For TA. Blackburne, from Mr. and
Mrs. Dan Bonner.
For Grady Prim from Mr. and Mrs.
For Mrs. Ben Wood from Mr. and
Mrs. Dan Bonner.
For Mr. Dub Cannon from Mr. and
Mrs. Dan Bonner.
For Mr. Tom Hughes from Mr. and
Mrs. Dan Bonner.
For Huell Bridges from Mr. and
Mrs. Merrill Craver, Mrs. W.A
Carothers, Mrs. Gene Chamberlain
and Mrs. W.S. Tyler.
For Marvin Pearce from Dr. and
Mrs. Ben Wood.
For Kathleen Champagne, from
Mrs. T.B. Blackburne, Mr. and Mrs.
W.T. Wingo, Mrs. Henry McCorkle,
Mrs. John G. Long, Mr. and Mrs.
Tom Frank Worsham, Mr. and Mrs.'
Hugh McClendon, Carolyn Sidebot-
tom, The Waverly Club, Mrs. W.A.
Carothers, Zula Bonham, W.T. Wingo
Jr., Mr. and Mrs. George Connally Jr.,
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Bonner, Mrs. Kear-
ney Brim, Mrs. W.A. McDowell, Mr.
and Mrs. M.E. Wallace and Mr. and
Mrs. Randy Hall.
Special memorials for Mrs. Cham-
pagne from Dr. and Mrs. Ben D.
Wood, Mary Morris and Vera R. Hol-
comb, Mrs. Lucille Emerson, Mr. and
Mrs. B.F. Ashcroft and Bob, Jeanette,
Robert and Drue Connally.
Family reunion write-ups may be
submitted for publication in the Vari-
ety section The News-Telegram.
Write-ups should be neatly printed
or typewritten. Illegible items will
not be used.
Reunions will be printed on a
space available basis.
Church of Christ
The Pine Forest Church of Christ
held a memorial day and homecom-
ing on Sunday, April 14, at the church
Visitors arrived and got reacquaint-
ed. After the worship service, lunch
was served. Many former members
spoke during the afternoon service.
The church history was given, fol-
lowed by gospel singing.
The Pine Forest church is the oldest
congregation of the Church of Christ
in Hopkins County, but the in north-
east Texas as well. In 1835, Mansel
W. Matthews, a physician, teacher
and preacher, recruited a band of
adventurers from northern Alabama.
The group, most of whom were mem-
bers of the Church of Christ, traveled
in wagons and on horseback. On Sun-
day they did not travel, but spent the
day in worship. They arrived at Fort
Clark (Clarksville) on Jan. 17, 1836.
Matthews and his group met for wor-
ship and began what is believed to be
the first Church of Christ in Texas.
Some of the early families were
Matthews, Despain, Lollar, Minter,
Stout, Poguee, Davis, Henley,
Watkins, Richey, Maddox, Bradford,
Mosley, Fausett, Stephens, Crowder,
Craft, Rettman, Hargraves, Courson
For many years, during gospel
meetings and singings, the building
held capacity crowds. Baptisms were
conducted in the Hurley Richey pool.
In 1990, small numbers caused the
church to disband, but it is meeting
again on Sunday evenings.
Those attending were Marlin and
Dorsey Fausett, Myrna Norman
Rose, Betty Bell and Bill and Geral-
dine Joslin, all of Garland; Gary,
Glenda and Amanda Stacy and Bob-
by, Julie and Travis Rose, all of
Rowlett; Howell and Barbara Gibbs,
Leo Crowder and Adolph and Mozell
Maddox Devin, all of Mesquite; Ray
and Fay Richey Groves and Kelvin
and Robin Syjansky, all of Grand
Prairie; and John and Pearl Steadier
of Merrad, Calif.
Also attending were Foy and Mary
Richey of Tyler, Argent Bradford
Gibbs, Venita Jo Oldfield, Delma,
Sue, Joe and David Gibbs, Danita,
Scott and Shane Gonzales, all of
Detroit; Brian, Jana and Paul Tinsley
of McKinney; Dale and Ehzabett Fer-1
rier of College Station; and Lovice
Preston, Devin Preston and Terry
Farmer, all of Paris.
Attending from Hopkins County
were Gary Craft Hicks; Peggy Nor-
man Price; David and Patty
Froneberger; Dot, Kelly and Lisa
Bell; Sally, Brent, Dustin and Cassie
McClendon; Lorecee James; Donna
Minick; Angie Wetzel; D.D. and
Mayme Ruth Fausett Daughtry; RA.
and Mary Watkins; and Eddie, Diana,
Jason and Joh McGregor.
Other local residents attending
were Weldon Watkins; Robert
Watkins; Leo; Pinky Watkins; Kelly
Cooper, Newman, Kitty, Victoria and
Rachel Bradford; Brad, Tonya, Adri- .
an, Clint and Jeremiah Bradford;
Tommy, Felicia, Anna, Tommy,
Caleb and Magon Lewis; Virginia,
Ashton and A cron Williams; Larry,
Laura and Alex Williamson; Justin
Sisco; and Lavyn Wright Sisco.
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Keys, Clarke & Davis, Mary Grant. The Hopkins County Echo (Sulphur Springs, Tex.), Vol. 116, No. 18, Ed. 1 Friday, May 3, 1991, newspaper, May 3, 1991; Sulphur Springs, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth780492/m1/2/: accessed February 16, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hopkins County Genealogical Society.