Oleta Gilliam

GRANBURY — Oleta Gilliam, 80, passed away Monday, May 5, 2008, in Granbury.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Wiley Funeral Home in Granbury. Burial will follow in the Nubbin Ridge Cemetery in Hood County.

Mrs. Gilliam was born Dec. 3, 1927, in Granbury, to Jess M. Ford and Nellie Lee Crim Ford. She married Charles H. Gilliam in 1974, in Cresson. Mrs. Gilliam owned and operated Oleta’a Catfish Restaurant.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a baby sister, Geraldene Ford in 1929, and a half brother, Ferry Dee Rockwell.

Survivors include children, Mike and Patricia McPherson, Donna and Cecil Umphress, Sherry and Charles Porter; grandchildren, Christopher Porter, Brandy Davis, Cecil Lynn Umphress, Bridgette Matthews, Mendi Tackett, Chris McPherson; great-grandchildren, Kanyon, Cash, Raynee, Brick, Izaac, Kalee, Case, Hayden, Kennedy, Max; brothers and sisters, Frankie and Elaine Ford, Wanda Flanary; and many friends.

Published May 8, 2008 – Glen Rose Reporter

Danny Ray Martin

CLEBURNE — Danny Ray Martin, 60, a director at Camp Arrowhead, passed away Friday, May 2, 2008, in Cleburne.

Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 7, 2008, in Old Hall Cemetery in Lewisville.

Danny Ray was born July 10, 1947, in Glasgow, Ky., to Elton Ray and Bobbie Jo Sanford Martin. He married Susan Fuller on Nov. 29, 1969, in Indiana. He had 40 years of construction experience and seven years of camping experience. He was a member of the Nazarene Church and was preceded in death by his father.

Survivors include wife, Susie Martin of Cleburne; sons, Shane Martin and wife, Valerie of Lampasas and Carl Martin and wife, Nancy of Lewisville; daughters, Cheri Martin of Lewisville, Lori Martin of Denton and Danielle Martin of Cleburne; grandchildren, Hailey, Kayla, Alexis, Devin and Cheyenne Martin; mother, Bobbie Jo Martin of Attica, Ind. and brother, Jim Martin of Attica, Ind.

Published May 8, 2008 – Glen Rose Reporter