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James Winston Perkins

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Funeral services for James Winston Perkins, 75, of Sulphur Springs have been scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Pete Adrian officiating and assisted by the Rev. Debbie Riggsby.

Interment will follow in Restlawn Memorial Park with Andy Bryant, Ray Bryant, Winston Perkins, Dick Stanley, Joe Wheeler and Harve Chapman serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Messenger class and the Historical Society.

Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Tapp Funeral Home.

Mr. Perkins died Sunday, October 21, 2012, at Carriage House Manor.

James Winston Perkins was born in Sulphur Springs on July 18, 1937, the son of C.C. “Jocko” and Elmore Perkins.

He married Judy Hilder in Houston, May 30, 1964. She survives.

He was a retired manager of Baylor Bookstore in Houston and served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Hopkins Historical Society, Alpha Delta Sigma Fraternity, the First Methodist Choir and Messenger Sunday school class. He was a graduate of the University of Texas. 

Other surivors include his daughter, Holly Matherly and husband, Karl, of Houston; brother Clurin Lee Perkins of Colorado; sister Ann Bryant of Dike; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Arrangements are under the direction of Tapp Funeral Home.




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