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Mildred Cross

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Memorial services for Mildred C. Cross, 84, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the Myra Wilson Chapel with the Rev. Charles Moore officiating.

A private graveside service will be at Sulphur Springs City Cemetery with grandsons  Jordan Cross, Taylor Cross, Cody Castagno, Case Castagno and Brian Phillips serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Leon Nix, Joe France, Bill Bagby and Verdon Graves. 

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. prior to service time at the Myra Wilson Chapel.  

Mrs. Cross died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at Carriage House Manor.  

Mrs. Cross was born on March 21, 1929, in Dallas, the daughter of Chuck and Carrie Elizabeth (Haynsworth) McDonald.  

She married James Cross on Dec. 8, 1949, in Sulphur Springs. He survives.  

Mrs. Cross was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church in Sulphur Springs.  She was a member of the Lena Day Garden Club, Mothers Culture Club and she won Yard of the Year and received the Shannon Carpenter Rural Beautification Award in 1991 from the Chamber of Commerce. Mrs. Cross was a homemaker and an avid Texas Ranger fan.  

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Johnny Cross and wife, Diana, of Sulphur Springs, Red Cross and wife, Carmen, of Sulphur Springs and Cathy Castagno and husband, Kent, of Tyler; grandchildren Jordan Cross, Taylor Cross, Colbie Cross, Christie Phillips, Cody Castagno, Carlie Castagno and Case Castagno and five great-grandchildren.  

Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 129 College St., Sulphur Springs, Texas  75482, or Sulphur Springs City Cemetery, P. O. Box 651, Sulphur Springs, Texas 75483, or to a charity of your choice.  

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.


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