Cass County Obits Aug. 23, 2017

DOROTHY LOUISE THORPE SPIVEY
June 12, 1927 - Aug. 16, 2017
Dorothy Louise Thorpe Spivey, 91, of Tyler, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. She was born June 12, 1927, to Alma Singletary and Ellis Roger Thorpe in Marshall. Always amused by the telling, Dorothy loved sharing the story that on her first day of school in Karnack, she rode, not on a bus, but on a farm wagon. Her East Texas education took her far and wide in the business world with her favorite experience being her work as a model for boutiques in San Antonio.
She married a dashing pilot, Colonel Paulett Spivey, Jan. 5, 1984, at Pope Air Force Base in North Carolina. Retiring to Atlanta, Dorothy and Paul fished on Caddo Lake, traveled yearly to the Masters in Augusta, Ga., and swapped stories with fellow pilots at Air Force Reunions across the nation.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul; daughter, Beverly Jean Simmons; son, Roger Lesley Simmons; brothers, Rayburn Thorpe and James Thorpe; and sisters, Betty Blair, Pauline Shaw and Alma Jean Scott.
She is survived by daughters, Laura Simmons Reeves, Sharron Simmons Yarbrough, Donna Simmons Holmes and Suzanne Spivey Stanley; son, Robert Paulett Spivey; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Hospice of East Texas Foundation, 4111 University Boulevard, Tyler, Texas  75701.
 
DAVID LYNN WATSON
Aug. 23, 1966 - Aug. 15, 2017
David Lynn Watson, 50, of Linden, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. 
Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 19, in the chapel of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Linden. Interment followed at the Huffines Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home.
 
JERRY QUALLS
Jan. 7, 1947 - Aug. 18, 2017
Jerry Qualls, 70, of Avinger, died Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, at his residence.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 21, at Pruitt Lake Missionary Baptist Church. Interment followed at Corinth Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home of Hughes Springs.
 
CARROLL FOREMAN
Jan. 10, 1955 - Aug. 16, 2017
Carroll Foreman, 62, of Linden, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at Reeder-Davis Chapel. Interment followed at Center Grove Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home of Linden.

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