I appreciate Betty Weir sending me the following news regarding the death of Paul Guffey of Cooper. The community extends its sympathies to the Guffey and Benefield families. Paul passed away at the V.A. Hospital Monday night July 22. He was born in
Delta County to Paul Alford and Bessie Mae Bell Melton Guffey on Feb. 15, 1939. He graduated from Cooper High School in 1957 and served in the US Air Force from November 1957 through March 1970. He married Betty Lou Benefield on June 27, 1958. She survives. Also surviving are daughter Cindy Davis and her husband, Benny, of Cooper; and son, Charles Guffey and wife, Lori, of Lake Creek. Grandchildren are Chris Davis and wife, Lauren, of Austin, Joney Davis of Arlington, Kristi King and husband, Mike, of Enloe, and Jamie Long and her husband, Sammy, of Lake Creek. Also surviving are six great-grandchildren. Additional local survivors also include brothers-in-law Floyd Benefield, and wife, Teresa, and James Watkins. Family visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday July 25, at the Delta Funeral Home in Cooper. Military graveside services will be held at Aiguier Cemetery at 10 a.m. Friday, July 26, with Hopkins County Military Coalition providing honors. Memorials may be made to Aiguier Cemetery Association.
Brenda Allen and Yvonne Weir took a road trip to the Hall ranch in South Dakota from June 30 until July 11. Yvonne reports, "The weather was cool and everything was green and beautiful."
On July 12, Robert, Yvonne and Wesley went to Dallas for the night. Dacy Campbell and the grandkids visited them and swam. Wesley rode the elevator up and down numerous times. On Saturday, they had lunch with Dustin and Natalie Weir. On Sunday July 21, Dakota Weir celebrated his birthday a day late with Stacy Ricker and the Weirs. He requested chicken and dumplings and an ice cream cake. Dustin and Natalie spent the night on the 22nd.
Sandra Wester enjoyed lunch and visiting with Carolyn Miller at Joe's Crab Shack in Mesquite on Thursday. Saturday afternoon, Sandra attended the 70th birthday party for her friend, Virginia Julie Miller, in Como at the Como Fire Station. Her family had decorated for a luau and each guest received a lei and the ladies all received a flower for their hair. Over 100 of Virginia's friends and family attended the celebration. Sandra reported that there was a lot of good food and a grandson had made a presentation of photos through her life for everyone to enjoy. After everyone sang Happy Birthday to her and two of her friends who have the same birthday, a band provided good country music. North Hopkins school friends who were also there to celebrate included Wynelle Belz, Catheron Camper and her husband, Don, Mary Sue Clayton, Red Ferrell and his family, and JoNell Willis. Everyone had a great time.
On Sunday, Linda Andrasko came to visit Sandra. They went to Dallas Monday morning. They had a good visit with Ina and Glyn Withrow in Garland Monday afternoon. They stopped to do some shopping in Rockwall on the way home and ate at Olive Garden before heading to Tira.
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